I love that there are quite a few different options when it comes to eye shadows – the finishes, the textures, if it comes in a pencil, pot or compact and then there’s the ones that comes in a creams or powder and and then there’s these spongy shadows like these from JOUER COSMETICS and their Long-Wear Crème Mousse Eyeshadows. I’ve tried similar ones like these here and here and like the texture and longevity so how do these differ? Find out after the jump!
Browsing eye makeup
1. AERIN Cool Gel Eyeliner in Essential Brown $28 @ aerin.com – bronzey-brown.
2. CHARLOTTE TILBURY Rock ‘N Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Elizabeth Violet $26 @ charlottetillbury.com – iridescent plum.
3. URBAN DECAY 24/7Glide-On Eye Pencil in Smoke $20 @ urbandecay.com – dark matte grey.
5. SHU UEMURA Lasting Gel Pencil Liner in M Violet $24 @ shuuemura.com – dark purple.
6. STYLI-STYLE The Stylus Liquid Eyeliner in Blackest Black $7.99 @ styli-style.com – yup, a very black black.
7. NARS Velvet Lip Liner in Costa Smeralda $24 @ narscosmetics.com – medium pink.
8. URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Ether - $20 @ urbandecay.com – pale smoky gray shimmer w/violet & fuchsia micro-sparkle.
9. CAILYN COSMETICS Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Mousse $21 @ cailyncosmetics.com – matte smoky brown/black.
Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.
And it’s three words – BETH BENDER BEAUTY. I’ve had a lot of practice with all kinds of liners and even though I’ve put in the time, I sometimes find it hard to get the liner on each eye to match. And if I’m in a hurry? Forget about it! But with the Cat Eyeliner Stencil from BBB it’s easy every time. Seriously!
One of the most buzzed about products, if I may be so bold, has to be these palettes from URBAN DECAY. And I totally get why – the colors are really unique, the prices are reasonable for what you get, and most importantly, the quality of the shadows is up to par, with most of the creamy powder colors actually going above par.
I’ve said it before and I’ll proudly say it again – who better to create a product for the masses than a blogger? They know what works, what doesn’t, and most importantly, what we want to see. Take these Waterliner Intense Color Eye Liners ($18 @ emcosmetics.com) from YouTube sensation MICHELLE PHAN. Adding color to the waterline, or tightlining as it is also know, is a big trend these days so putting out liners just for it is genius. I’m a little late in getting to these since they came out late last year but better late than never!
Colors shown here are Sunshine Yello and Teal Tease.
A few things to keep in mind when choosing a color and why you should be using one in your makeup routine. First, the color can help your eyes look bigger if you use a light color like white or this brand's In the Nude or the Sunshine Yellow. Black if obviously always good if you are going to a total black-out smoky eye look and I love that she has bright color options in the mix too, to add a dash of unexpected color in an unexpected place. Choose from 11 colors total.
So how did these last on the always tough place to hold color, water line? Click after the jump to find out!
Another product to review from ARDENCY INN line and this brand seems to knows what … I like! One is really pigmented powders like these MODSTER Mānuka Honey Enriched Pigments and another is that they’re made with one of my favorite ingredients on the plant, honey! Why honey? To help the formula’s creaminess and staying power. But these don’t just use any honey, they are made with Mānuka Honey, a mono floral produced in New Zealand and Australia from the Mānuka tree. There are twelve gorgeous shades in the collection and the two here are Heaven and Hell. Hmmmm, tribute to Ronnie James perhaps?
See more pictures and swatches after the jump.
Are you ready to talk fall makeup yet? September issues and all that jazz? Now that my birthday has passed, I’m ready, so let’s start with some standouts …
I was able to get my bloody paws on the new MAKE UP FOR EVER 30 Years 30 Colors 30 Artists Palette today and wanted to share some info and pics with you on it.
What It Is: In celebration of their 30th anniversary, MAKE UP FOR EVER partnered with 30 elite makeup artists from all areas of the industry including celebrity, fashion and beauty, TV film and theater as well as Brand Creator & Artistic Director Dany Sanz. The brand’s unique story is shared through the eyes of these artists who helped shape it into a cult favorite for professionals and the public.
The palette is divided into three black trays each carrying 10 shadows in the following 3 categories: smoky, brights, and neutrals…”
And as you can see here, I’m jumping on the brights in the box to show you them right now!
It’s SMASHBOX Full Exposure vs. LORAC PRO Palette 2. They are very similar and both come with a free gift (yeah!) but there can only be one winner! So who will it be? Click after the jump to see the breakdown and see which comes out on top.
Hot summer months are all about apply your makeup once during the day and having it stay. So when I saw TOO FACED’s new Bulletproof 24 Hour Eyeliner ($22 @ toofaced.com and sephora.com), I knew they were a must-try.
One side is the fat pencil liner and the other is the smudger, or what they call the Blending Ball. These are waterproof and have a sharpener hidden under the Blending Ball, which is convenient.
So do these live up to the name? Click after the beat to find out.