Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette ($49 @ urbandecay.com, sephora.com, ulta.com) - Raw and sticky sweet—just the way nature intended. Get hooked on the Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette, with 12 all-new, golden neutrals that feature classic golds, warm ambers, and rich chocolate browns. High-pigment matte, shimmery, and metallic shades are perfect for creating a swarm of looks, from bright and sunny to dangerously seductive after dark.
Do you have a particular feature that your eye gravitates towards in photos? For me, it’s my neck. As I get older, I see it’s been losing its firmness. IT COSMETICS calls their Confidence In A Neck Cream shapewear for your neck. What a great description and exactly what that area needs.
I’m lucky that I’ve already trained myself to treat my neck and décolletage when cleansing, applying SPF, moisturizer and even when it comes to exfoliating. So products made just for that area are always on my list to hear about.
I really didn’t know what to think when I first swiped on URBAN DECAY COSMETICS Vice Lip Chemistry Lasting Glassy Tint ($22 @ urbandecay.com, ulta.com). I think I was most expecting a gloss and I got a gloss, but then a delightful stain. Here are the deets…
What It Is: Get comfy—Vice Lip Chemistry is our vegan, high-gloss lip tint that reacts to your pH and creates a custom shade unique to your tone. Its lightweight, balm-like texture gives your lips a hit of hydration, so they feel moisturized. The lasting glassy tint adjusts to you; the color fully develops and reveals itself after just a few minutes and lasts up to 5 hours. Vice Lip Chemistry’s vegan formula goes on smooth and glossy (never sticky!) and does not transfer. Part of the Stay Naked collection, this Vice Lip Chemistry lineup is designed to flatter all skin tones. From laid-back neutrals with Low Key (pink-nude) and Heavy (pale nude) to bright hues like Streak (coral-pink) and 21 (cool red), there’s a shade to match every mood.
With all the crazy to-do over the component used in physical exfoliators, and rightfully so, I’m really liking this one that uses the power of both the chemical and the physical to remove dead skin. It’s the Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash ($33/4.2oz @ fresh.com, sephora.com) from FRESH. Like makeup primer, a good face scrub is essential these days, not only to keep skin looking and feeling great but also to help makeup sit right on the skin and for skin care to be able to do their magic without having to make their way through dead skin cells.
And the Naked continues … URBAN DECAY just came out with two products under the Stay Naked moniker – ‘Stay Naked’ Weightless Liquid Foundation ($39/1oz @ urbandecay.com, sephora.com) and ‘Stay Naked’ Correcting Concealer ($29 @ urbandecay.com, sephora.com, ulta.com).
Let’s take a closer look at each one –
‘Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation – What It Is - Find your naked truth with Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation, our vegan, buildable medium coverage liquid foundation with a real-skin matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours. We designed this lineup of 50 shades with 9 shade intensities, 3 mastertones, and 7 undertones to dial in your precise color match. Our waterproof, longwear foundation feels like wearing nothing, thanks to a breathable, flexible formula that moves with you (all day and all night, up to 24 hours!). It not only feels better, it even looks better with its stay-true color, which minimizes the appearance of pores—so you always look like you.
These three contain watermelon extract (to keep skin hydrated), hyaluronic acid (moisturizer known for being able to hold 1000x’s it’s weight in water!) and cucumber fruit extract (for soothing), which will all heel and sooth those with combo skin. Let’s look at the three products!
I’ve been traveling quite a bit this summer so paring down the amount of makeup I take with me has been a must. One that is great just for travel is this PHYSICIANS FORMULA Mineral Wear 3-in-1 Setting Powder ($15.99 @ physiciansformula.com, walgreens.com).
As the name states, it’s a 3-in-1 of the face’s necessities:
Set (translucent setting powder).
Bright (the pink shade) will brighten up under the eyes and give your skin a glow.
Bake (the yellow powder) for helping concealer to set under the eyes and not crawl into wrinkles.
I wish every single brand would come out with minis of all their products! It’s just so much easier to try out a smaller size of something before committing to the regular version. So thank you FENTY BEAUTY for creating these travel-size deluxe sizes of some of your most popular products.
And remember, because it’s a smaller size, it won’t cost you as much!
Good prep products are needed when it’s hot out, like a primer and setting spray. Lately, I’ve been using their 'Selfie Shield' Broad Spectrum SPF 38 Dry Oil Primer ($32/1oz @ beautyblender.com). This is the second primer oil I’ve tried and I think I’m in. It’s clear, lightweight, quick-absorbing and helps protect the skin as well as get it ready for anything you put on top of it. It also contains vitamin C and E, so you’re doing some attack on lines and wrinkles at the same time.