It's difficult to find a good creme eye shadow. Creme shadows are notorious for creasing and not lasting the entire day or night. I think I have discovered the answer! 'Lockdown' by Too Faced Cosmetics goes on smooth and will last until you take it off. It lockdowns 60 seconds after application and stays as vibrant as when first applied....so work swiftly. They only have six colors so far, hopefully there's more to follow. It's moderately priced at $18.50. Too Faced also has great regular powdered shadows which are luxurious with great pigment (a must for me!) They're colors are all Hollywood themed with cool names like Label Whore, Socialite and Glamazon. They are priced at $16.50.
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Glitter is experiencing the biggest resurgence it has since the 90's!
From Katy Perry's luscious 'California Gurl' look to the chicest runways of the moment to the uber stylish girls camera mugging in the hottest night spots in Manhattan. They come in all configurations and price points. I like the Micro Glitters by MAC.. they are $14. There is also an economical wide array of choices by NYX Cosmetics. Pictured is NYX's Glitter On The Go priced at $6. It's one of the best buys on the market. It's excellent quality & comparable to it's loftier counterparts. Ladies remember when applying glitter to your eyes you MUST use a base. Either it be powdered eye shadow or my fav a lip gloss or cream shadow.. also remember it needs to be of color. A sheer base will not let the color of your chosen glitter pop. Shine on!
I discovered a line of affordable makeup while traveling recently from another makeup artist I was working with. mark. Cosmetics has a nice line of reasonably priced but good makeup... they also carry a few fragrances and fashion. They have a great lip gloss ' Glow Baby Glow Luxe Lip Gloss' priced at only $6 and comes in 6 different shades. And many other like priced lip gloss'. Check out their website they have lots of deals... buy 2 get one free, etc. (check link on sidebar)
This time of year especially there are times you wont want to wear and foundation. That's where the need for a good Bronzer comes into play. The Body Shop makes a good affordable Bronzing Powder that's matte and very silky. You can wear your bronzer either in place of foundation or either for a dramatic effect a light dusting on top of a light coat of foundation. Bronzing Power at The Body Shop is $18.50!
Anyone who knows me knows I am singing the praises of IMAN's foundation as of late. It is truly amazing , exceptional coverage and it absorbs oil like no other! I wanted to update and clarify that I am using the Creme To Powder Foundation now instead of the stick. It's even smoother going on... so easy to apply. FYI: you should always wear a moisturizer under all make up and/or a good primer (I recommend Smashbox). The Creme is $14.99 just as the stick.
Feeling like a splurge? Who knew Giorgio Armani has such excellent beauty products. Armani has some really good makeup.. I recently got their luxurious eyeshadow. Giorgio Armani Maestro Eye Shadow is good in pigment and long lasting..two things that are a prerequisite for me. The singular shadows are $29, the quad and other pieces are $59 to $85 and up. So it is indeed a splurge but it is well worth it! (link on sidebar)