High-End Makeup Brands
Estee Lauder introduced two dual sided Shadestick Duos with the Bronze Goddess Collection this year and damn, they sold out fast. I can’t find them online however I’ve seen them at two Estee Lauder counters so if you’re wanting ‘em after this review best get ‘em while the getting is good.
The sticks are great as a base, a liner, or an all over shadow. I was lucky enough to get the Gold Bronze color selection to try out because it’s thee perfect duo for warm, bronze-y eyes for Summer and yes, Summer seems to be nearing New York now. Can’t believe I’m going to say it but Yay! for humidity!
Lancome has a new range of Natural Juicy Tubes out for Summer which they collaborated on with Japan’s most famous living artist, Yayoi Kusama (or as I call her, the Asian Tarina Tarantino. It’s the wigs…).
Yayoi is known for her whimsical creations particularly her use of polka dots in many of her works. Sadly, the new Juicy Tubes lack all the polka dot love that she normally rains on her creatives pieces but she still gives us a healthy dose of playful dots and whimsical butterflies that decorate each tube.
Let’s take a look!
Note to self and others.
At one time in your makeup life you might drop a chunk of cash on some fancy highlighter or bronzer….(or several if you’re as nuts as me)
Ok, let’s face we’ve done that several times over so paying $69 for the new Guerlain Terra Cotta Terra Inca Mosaic Compact isn’t really that big a deal now is it?
I need it in my makeup loving life.
I’m pretty much happy with my Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Powder and you’d have to wrestle a jar from my cold dead hands….but…as a beauty junkie I’m willing to try new things. I call these new product try outs a necessary evil “for the blog” but if I’m honest with myself I just like trying new shiz.
Prior to discovering Skin Food’s brilliant little powder I was all about just saying no to powder under my eyes as it was aging me terribly due to the fact that my eyes are not only dry but also aging now so adding powder around the area, well, it wasn’t pretty…!
However, Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Powder restored my faith in a good concealer setting powder that not only set my concealer for all day wear but also brightened up my tired looking eyes.
I decided to give Le Metier de Beaute Eye Brightening and Setting Powder a whirl because I obviously have money to burn, dude, this stuff is $36 for a tiny little compact, yeah, serious head examining needs to be done here.
Let’s take a look!
Paula Begoun says that ExfoliKATE is an “expensive mistake”. I beg to differ. I freaking love it. Best exfoliating treatment I’ve ever had the pleasure of using although I do agree with one thing Paula says which is that it’s damn expensive…but hey, who said good product comes cheap?
Since ExfoliKATE works so incredibly well I’m willing to shell out my next paycheck on the new Kate Somerville Complexion Correction Collection which is a range of moisturizers and treatment products for brightening skin and easing dark spots.
Take a look!