New Makeup “tries”
Dryness Fighters, for hair, skin and body
If you follow on snapchat, you may have seen that I’ll receive mailings from brands to try new products! It’s a fun perk to the job for sure. And oftentimes I’ll go through and show you details about the products just on snapchat, but I’ll forget to mention it here on the blog!
So, instead of a full tutorial, I thought I’d just highlight some new products that I used and give you my take on them.
First up, I tried *Estee Lauder’s new Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup in shade Fresco. I’d describe it as a radiant/natural finish that is very buildable. You can wear a light amount and get decent coverage, but adding a bit more product to problem areas of your face will cover well there too. I did not like the applicator being attached to the tube. I’m a “put some on the back of my hand and use a foundation brush or beauty blender” girl, so being forced to use the small sponge wasn’t a high point for me. However, it’s great for travel-so there’s that. You can also just twist some product out onto the back of your hand too, and use whatever application method you prefer.
I also applied *Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Do No Wrong Matte. It’s perfect for this time of year. It’s feels nice on the lips, doesn’t dry out, and is very matte. It’s similar in color to my new favorite NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Bound, but a bit more pink.
On my eyes, I used Ashes to Ashes by NARS. It’s a nice wheat-grey shade that is a perfect “all across the lid” shadow.
And for my brows, I used Anastasia Brow Wiz in blonde. It’s much more precise than Hourglass Arch brow pencil, and a bit lighter/warmer. I bought it because I wanted to have an option of being really precise with my brows. My only note on this is that it helps to set your foundation near your eyebrows with a bit of powder, so the pencil doesn’t just slide on top of your skin. I don’t have that issue as much with Hourglass Arch!
Finally, I used the plum shade from the *NARS Unfiltered Cheek Palette (currently out of stock!). The color pay off from these blushes is crazy good. A similar shade, especially if you don’t want an entire palette would be Blushing Bride by Tarte!
I’m K8_smallthings on Snapchat if you want to follow the fun! It’s usually me sharing random, pointless stories or being on the bottom of a dog pile with my kids. That about sums it up. Enticing, huh?
*indicated I received item as a gift from the brand.