Being a huge fan of eye liners (this is my favourite), I am happy to see new ones coming out. And it seems like angled gel, long-lasting eye liners in a “pen” form are the thing now. I have selected three options, and since I haven’t tried any – I’ve included official descriptions.
Smashbox Photo Angle Pure Pigment Gel Liner ($24 from Nordstrom)
“High-impact, richly pigmented liner, combines the intensity of a gel, with unique flexible tip with a versatile, angled shape lets you create any line from thin to thick. Its creamy formula glides on for a smooth line every time while staying put for 36 hours. The waterproof, transfer-proof gel won’t flake or fade and it dries instantly for a look that lasts.”
Available in: Jet, Cocoa, Lilac, Plum, Sapphire and Smoke
“Combines the easy application of aRead More
I’ve chosen three new blush launches that look absolutely incredible, and should be amazing.
NARS Dual-Intensity Blush ($45 from Sephora)
I believe these will be a huge hit, especially considering how popular the original NARS blushers are. Dual-intensity blushes can be used both dry and wet, also can be worn alone or layered together.
Available in: Fervor – shimmering soft pink/ sparkling deep coppery rose, Panic – shimmering shocking fuchsia/ shimmering orange-pink, Jubilation – sparkling yellow gold highlighter/ shimmering soft nude-peach, Adoration – sparkling baby pink/ shimmering hot pink, Craving – sparkling seashell pink highlighter/ shimmering beachy bronze, Frenzy – sparkling soft pink-gold highlighter/ shimmering bright tangerine orange
Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color ($29 from Nordstrom)Read More
Even several years ago contouring was a pro thing but now everyone does it. It seems like contouring is now such an essential, as mascara, or we are getting there.
In the past it was hard to find a good product, as often they were too orange, too muddy etc. But now, with such a competition, the brands stepped up their game, so finding a suitable shade and formula shouldn’t be a problem.
If you are still not contouring (now it sounds like a sect, ha!), SS 15 is a perfect time to start, as there are tonnes of new releases. I have already mentioned Kat Von D, BECCA and Laura Mercier. By the way, if you are not ready to spend a lot on this step – Jane shares about the new Chiseled palette from Barry M here.
But there are more…
Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio (get it here for $45)Read More
If you are a fan of beauty value sets – the new On The Rocks Holiday 2014 makeup collection by Smashbox is worth the attention. The brand brought out beautiful items for eyes, lips and face.
On the Rocks Always Sharp Liner Set, $ $39
- Raven, Sumatra, 3D Orchid, Midnight, 3D Night Gem
On the Rocks Be Legendary Lip Gloss Set, $28
- Azalea: bright pink fuchsia; Legendary: true red; Pout: pale blue pink; Jewel: soft golden berry and Gilt: champagne golden shimmer.
On the Rocks Brush Set, $62Read More
Lip Lacquer is the new black, people. And Smashbox just brought out a very cool looking version of the lipstick & gloss hybrid. These are promised to have a glossy finish and intense col0ur payoff. I am in!
As for the brand’s Fall 2014 makeup collection, there are only three products which together are called Cherry Smoke, love that name.Read More