Fish love the water, birds love the sky, and I love pink. Some things just come naturally. Everybody who knows me knows that this is an undeniable fact. I liked millennial pink back when it was just called “pink,” and once I sported a fuchsia […]
The youthful follies of foundation-collecting have given way (ever so slightly) to the adult pastime of skincare. Basically, I’ve discovered that having great skin is better than covering mediocre skin with makeup. Unfortunately, perfect skin (or at least exceptional skin) doesn’t happen without a considerable […]
I love red eyeshadow year round; I’m convinced it’s always in-season. However, for the majority of the population, red eyeshadow season is somewhere between September and December. Though the season is well underway, it isn’t too late for me to mention a few of my favorite red shades. These are my favorite red eyeshadows for fall and winter.
“Red Ochre” from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette: This matte brick red is a little on the dry and powdery side, but the pigmentation and blend-ability are great. Plus the palette as a whole is gorgeous, one of my go-tos for sure.
“Enigma” by Melt Cosmetics: This eyeshadow can be purchased individually or as a part of the Dark Matter Stack. It’s a beautiful, rich red-brown (comparable to Red Ochre). I find that this eyeshadow has less fallout, and it is even creamier and gentler on my sensitive eyes. I love the color and formula, so it’s one of my favorite eyeshadows of all time.
Juvia’s Place “The Nubian” Palette: The shades in this palette don’t have names, but both of the red shimmery shades are gorgeous. They’re warm-toned, creamy, buttery, pigmented, and the things dreams are made of.
“Fetish” from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Palette: Jeffree Star’s eyeshadows are one of my favorite formulas, because they’re so soft and pigmented. They’re generally easy to work with, and the colors are always interesting and unique. This shade is similar to the other three, but the finish is unique. It’s somewhere between a matte and a shimmer– a subtle satin.
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This highlighter is a mini-miracle. Admittedly, at nearly $40 the price tag is hefty. $40 can buy you a lot in the highlighter world (basically a lifetime supply of e.l.f. baked highlights, or an Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit). And while I wouldn’t say I […]
Pixi is one of the higher end makeup brands I’ve stumbled across. I noticed the pistachio-colored packaging appear in Target a few years ago, but I didn’t try anything until the last year. To be honest, this was mostly because of the price. Dropping $20 on one makeup item at Target just feels wrong.
Pixi’s most iconic product is probably the Glow Tonic, which is a toner (so skincare, not makeup). I hear good things about the brand as a whole. The quality ingredients might up the price, but they also make for a good product. The description of the Pixi Contour Powder on the Target website says that it has “peptides, multi-vitamin complex, aloe versa, super fruits and coffee extract.” Sounds fancy, right?
Oddly enough, I actually use this product the most in my eyebrows. It’s the perfect neutral shade to fill my brows. I like using it in conjunction with a brow pencil, to set everything in place and really make my brows full-yet-natural. The texture isn’t too finely milled, and there isn’t much fall-out, so it’s good for this purpose. I actually like this the most for its versatility. Because the shade is a neutral, medium brown, I can use it for my brows, for a contour, or for a crease color of eyeshadow.
Obviously, the purpose of this product is for contouring. There’s only one shade, and everybody knows one shade does not fit all. On a really dark skin tone, it wouldn’t show up, and it’s admittedly a little dark even for mine (but with some blending and a light hand, or perhaps a tan, it works just fine). It’s a pretty neutral color, and it is bendable with nice ingredients, though, so overall I would say it’s a solid product. However, by the time you’re paying $20 you might want to go ahead and just splurge for Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer (which I prefer) or purchase a MAC pro palette refill pan at $17.
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I work in an art museum, and we recently had a huge anniversary event. Because the event was black tie, I broke out a floor length gown, curled my hair, and (of course) went full glam.
I was so wrapped up in the excitement of the even that I can’t remember the details of what all I wore. However, I know that my eyeshadow was mostly the Jeffree Star Androgyny palette, with a cocktail of black liners and the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Night Sky Sparkle.
I also wore my favorite foundation for events, the MAC Studio Fix Fluid, which doesn’t seep into my smile lines (which is a rare feat for a full coverage foundation) and it wore all night long! Of course, I primed and set, but still, I danced and sweat a lot, and my foundation still looked great when I got home!
I’m also wearing MAC Crème de la Femme lipstick and Brave lipliner, which has been one of my staples for years. I paired the Anastasia Beverly Hills concealer with the L’Oreal Pro Glow concealer for a hydrated but super full coverage look.