“The best way to charm someone is with direct eye contact, so having the right eye makeup is crucial.”—François Nars, Founder and Creative Director
The new and limited edition NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette is a neutral lovers dream!! The combination of shades and matte, satin, and shimmer finishes really compliment each other and allow you to achieve a complete eye look – something I really look for in an eye palette!
“The NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette is specially curated by NARS artists to provide the most flattering range of neutral eyeshadows for all skin ones. Encased in an ultra-chic, mirrored palette, it packs a portable arsenal of next-level neutrals that transform your look from day to night—soft to smoldering—right in the palm of your hand.”
Summer collections are coming in hot!! I’ve had my eye on a handful of the products from the new Marc Jacobs ‘coconut’ line! I’ve already purchased and reviewed the Dew Drops Coconut Highlighter and received a sample of the Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist, which I’m not a huge fan of – the mister is awful. I’m looking forward to the new glosses to hit Sephora as well! BUT!! I was most excited about the new ((and only limited edition item from the collection – weird)) bronzer! The O!Mega Bronze Coconut Perfect Tan in ‘104 Tan-Tastic’ is SO eye catching in the slim white packaging and promised coconut scent! I couldn’t find ANY comparison swatches of the new bronzer versus the original bronzer in ‘Tantric 102’!! So I made sure to include swatches of the two bronzers side by side along with my first impressions!
The newest edition to the Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter family is the Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit! I wasn’t initially totally sold on the palette as I thought the shades wouldn’t work well with my light skin tone – but after seeing some ‘real life’ swatches on some of my favorite beauty Instagrammers, I knew I could make it work!!
“Get a smooth, even glow that lasts with the Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit. Each highlighter has an ultra-fine formula that won’t leave behind shimmer particles. Just layer these shades together or wear them separately on your face, eyes, and body. For even more glow, apply them with a damp makeup brush.”
Does this new glow kit hold up to my high expectations?! Let’s see!!
New to Ulta are the Fiona Stiles Multidimensional Color and Artist Eyeshadow Palettes! I saw Tati ((glamelifeguru on YoutTube)) rav on and on about the Multidimensional Color Palette and after seeing it in person, I knew I had to have it!! I have yet to be anything but impressed from Fiona Stiles products and these two new palettes are no exception!!
Everyone, everywhere is coming out with new highlighters – and I don’t hate it! One of the newest ones to my growing GLOW collection is the NARS Banc De Sable highlighting palette, complete with THREE shades!
“A palette with three, universally flattering highlighters to illuminate the eyes and cheeks, while an ultra-versatile wet/dry formula takes you from sheer shimmer to an intense glow.”
Perfect neutrals with gorgeous coordinating shimmers – I give you the Ciaté London and Chloe Morello eyeshadow palette!! If I were to create an eyeshadow palette, this is EXACTLY what it would look like!! Super wearable, day to night appropriate shades, and an array of neutrals for numerous gorgeous looks!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! The mattes in the palette are wonderful – pigmented and easily blendable!
MAC’s holiday collection this year is just WOW!! Every single piece is absolutely gorgeous!! The two products I’ve picked up ((so far!!)) have been the face compact duos – Sweet Peach and Sweet Copper. If you can get your hands on these, SNAG THEM!! Let’s take a peek at the pretty little things!!
lilah b. makes beauty simple
lilah b. products have become such staples in my collection – and for good reason!! The brand exudes such a simple, sleek, yet modern essence which deeply speaks to me! And the iconic pebble packaging…SWOON!!
“Our minimalistic collection of color allows women to achieve a finished look with fewer products… encouraging a movement to declutter, minimize and simplify.”
Their b. unique holiday set is the gift of beauty made simple! This holiday offering allows you to curate your own trio of products that arrive in an absolutely stunning vegan, lilah b. embossed makeup bag that doubles as a clutch! The set can be purchased from the lilah b. site HERE or in a pre-curated set HERE!
The Natasha Denona Star Palette is THE palette of 2016!!!
If I were to create an eyeshadow palette, this is EXACTLY what I would create – ND and I are totally on the save wave length! I even told my husband that when I pass, that I want to be buried with it ((too much?!! LOL)) There’s a harmonious balance of mattes, metallics, duo-chromes, and crystal finishes! The shade range is even more magnificent – warm, cool, and neutral never before seen shades that will look absolutely stunning on every skin tone! I. AM. OBSESSED. I mean, just check out the swatches below, but full disclosure – you may faint.
Kathleen Lights and Morphe have teamed up to bring us a newly curated eyeshadow palette! Some shades are new and exclusive to the palette while others can be found as singles or in Morphe’s other permanent palettes.
I LOVE Morphe shadows! The 35O and 35F palettes are major staples in my collection! I find them to be perfectly pigmented, smooth, and super blendable – the Kathleen Lights palette is no exception!!