The perfect Smokey eye look for a special occasion! I love using the laura mercier - Caviar Stick Eye Shadow
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Eyeshadow
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills
Eyeshadow Sticks - Laura Mercier and Nudestix
NUDESTIX - Magnetic Luminous Eyeshadow Shades: Smoke, Burnish, Nudity Love how easy these eyeshadow sticks apply! But be warned, they set fast so you will need to work one eye at a time, and quickly! I like burnish and nudity a lot but find myself reaching for smoke quite often as eyeliner. These are great for travel - I always throw one or all in my makeup bag. I just use my finger to smudge out for that lived in look. Usually I use these when I can’t be bothered with powdered shadows. I’ll apply one or two colors all over the lid. laura mercier - Caviar Stick Eye Shadow Shades: Intense Moonlight, Intense Cooper, Intense Rose Gold, Intense Amethyst These are very creamy and blend out quite nicely. They had quite a sparkle to they eye. I love using intense moonlight in the center of my lid, probably my favorite shade out of the bunch. It’s a pearl/champagne color and really catches the light. These are very pigmented and very smooth!The one thing I don’t like about this is that there are pretty big chunks of glitter and when it gets in my eye (in the middle of the day) it is irritating, which is why I docked off two stars as it seems to happen almost each time I wear these. I do want to try their matte formula since these are so so creamy and blend out nicely! Overall, I would repurchase new colors in the nudestix formula but would pass on these specific Laura Mercier ones.
I’m now an eyeshadow user 🥳
laura mercier - Caviar Stick Eye Shadow YOU GUYSSSSSSS. I am an all natural makeup kind of person who absolutely hates eyeshadow because I feel like it makes me look silly, but I love love love this eyeshadow stick. It’s so easy to use and is such a nice texture. While this color has some shimmer, I feel like it still looks really natural. I can’t wait to buy more colors!! A+ 10/10 I would recommend this to anyone. Even makeup newbies like me
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Head for the climax
NARS - Climax Mascara What it is: a mascara that adds volume in a lightweight formula that won’t clump or smear What it costs: $24 What I think: this is a really great mascara. It adds the volume and definition that I crave, but the lightweight formula keeps my lashes looking wispy instead of clumpy.
I want to love this mascara so much more than I do- It has an amazing brush and really makes my lashes look super voluminous and lengthened BUT it always starts flaking off within a few hours. I’ve also noticed it causes black smudges under my eyes even though I set them So unfortunately I can not recommend NARS - Climax Mascara
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Smokey Eye Me Pls!
I’m a soft glam, super coverage kinda gal at ❤️ and a black or brown (if your feeling a less RAWR XD) is alyways a go-to. My favorite palette for achieving this look is the ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette it has every shade you will need to achieve those perfect day to night looks, it’s beginner friendly, and a considering well priced palette for the shade quality. You can’t achieve the perfect smokey soft glam look without a good base and though some may feel primers are a scam, THIS primer is the REAL DEAL. The Milk MAKEUP - Hydro Grip Primer is amazing! it tightens pores, and leaves the skin a more full coverage and blended overall look AND at Sephora they sell the travel sized for 13 bucks so you can try for yourself!
Favs & Mehs ☁️ Anastasia Beverly Hills
ABH is one of the most popular brands on the market right now. They have great products, but there's a few 'mehs' in their, too. Below, you can read about the eye, lip and brow products I've tried. FAVS ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Subculture Eyeshadow Palette One of the most unique color schemes I've seeen. Some shimmer shades are duochrome, like Electric (which shifts to a pewter brown). It got controversy for being difficult to use, but it still produces gorgeous looks. ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette My favorite product by ABH. All the colors have tiny, gorgeous, unique details. For example, Sultry just looks like a shimmery pink chocolate on first glance. But on application, you'll notice little blue sparkles in it. MEHS ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Lip Gloss (Left Shade: Vintage) This gloss is very opaque and even. But I find it too thick! It has a tendency to layer up oddly as you move your lips through the day. That's not unusual for lipgloss, but I prefer mine to feel more balmy / oily without running. ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Lip Gloss (Bottom Shade: Girly) This has a clear base with a boom of sparkles. But I think it would be better as a lip topper than solo. It looks a bit odd and unnatural otherwise. Girly feels thinner than Vintage, but more grainy- Which is normal for glitter products. ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz Eyebrow Pencil This his product actually lasts long, and looks natural. But it runs out so quickly so it's not worth the $23 cost. And I wasn't even using it to draw in my brows, only to add little hairs. 🌿 I might be being a little too critical on these products. The glosses, for example, do look gorgeous. But there's room for improvement and critique so you know what you're buying.
Best Fair Skinned Transition Color? MAC KID
MAC - MAC Matte Eyeshadow PRODUCT A light brown matte shade that is meant to be used as a transition shade, all over lid shade, or to set your base. OPINION I’ve had this shadow (repeatedly) for years now. It is the ultimate transition shade for those with really fair or pale skin as it is not to warm or neutral and can also give a great all over wash of color. I’ve gone through 2-3 of them and was devastated when it was discontinued, but they brought it back! So I have 3 right now because I know I never want to be without it. It’s really beautiful and I use it over and over again. I highly recommend this and rate it 5/5 stars!
MAC-MAC Matte Eyeshadow
5 stars? I think not.
Tarte is a great brand- but this palette did NOT pass the test. *NOTE*: This came in a collection package, so it is not sold. I would rate it 3 out of 5 stars. Swatches (from top to bottom): tree topper, never naughty, copper, vanilla crème, blush: winter break, highlight/eyeshadow: rosy glow My thoughts: This palette has NO pigment. The only pigmented thing is the blush, which is a very nice, dark rose shade. The mattes have no pigment and when you layer it on you look like you slept in eyeshadow. The glitters/highlight have more pigment, which is nice but still not enough. The only reasons this has 3 stars is that it has a nice smell, the blush is nice, and the glitters/highlight have ok pigment.
When this TooFaced Palette came out I just knew I had to have it. The colors are perfect and it combines mattes and shimmers for that absolutely amazing I look. I mean just look at the swatches I’ve included. I found that these were smooth and blended nicely and this palette provides the right colors for a spring or summer look
Too Faced-Pretty Mess Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette
This eyeshadow palette takes the idea of neutrals and mixes it up!! ITS AMAZING!!! *NOTE*: This palette has- sadly- been discontinued. My thoughts: This palette is amazing!! The glitters are so smooth and creamy!! They all have so much pigment. This palette can be great for a quick coffee run or a red carpet walk! Here are the colors swatched (from top to bottom): Pearl, Rose Quartz, Fresh, and Twig. (Two shades are not pictures with the pictures above: Birch; a light espresso color, and Noir; black) This is my favorite palette BY FAR!! I would highly recommend. If you ever find it, SNATCH IT!!!
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Are You Too Faced🙃
My skin: Combination About the product: create a natural look with this easy smooth pallet! Pop your cheeks with the perfect peach blush! And complete the look with a bronzer 😉 My experience: I have OVER used this product ! It is the easiest thing to use especially in the morning when you are in a rush. I love this pallet because it has a eyeshadow , blush, and a bronzer all in one. Do I like it? I love it it’s very easy to use and the pigment in each product is amazing Would I recommend? 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯
Too Faced-Natural Face Palette
Kat Von D
Look, I’m not here to get into the drama surrounding Kat Von D. I don’t believe in cancel culture. Plus, this brand has since been rebranded as KVD Vegan Beauty. Either way, I love this eye palette. I’m a neutral girl at heart so when I saw this, it spoke to me. It’s layer out perfectly so I can easily create a work-friendly look without thinking too hard. The formula is nice - I think they blend easily and don’t end up looking patchy or weird. The packaging is so stunning and that is the one thing I’ll miss about the Kat Von D brand - she really is an amazing artist and I loved the designs of her packaging. I’m not even sure if you can still get this baby but if you can - I think it’s worth picking up! KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
KVD VEGAN BEAUTY-Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
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