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With the fall season fast approaching, you’ll find tons of new product launches from beauty brands. It’s just that time of the year. While doing my makeup the other day, I noticed how considerably out of control my ‘testing’ tray had become and decided I should share with the class what’s been going through the Brighter, Darling ringer lately. Curious to see what new makeup products are currently on rotation in my daily routine and my initial thoughts?
NEW Makeup Products
First Aid Beauty Skin Tint*
This First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Skin Tint is a tinted liquid that provides buildable coverage with protection from the sun, pollutants, and environmental aggressors. Although the packaging and name would perhaps suggest a similar product to Glossier’s Skin Tint, First Aid Beauty’s is much different. It has higher coverage (more of a light/medium buildable whereas Glossier is sheer/light) and more of a satin/matte finish.
Comes in four adaptable shades, but from my experience (unlike Glossier’s), First Aid Beauty’s tints run a smidge dark. I use shade Medium.
Estee Lauder Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick*
These Estee Lauder metallic matte lipsticks are a new finish addition to the Pure Color Envy line. Known for their high pigmentation, long-wearing, hydrating formula, the metallic mattes are all of that… but with a flattering frost that gives the lips a fuller appearance. This is the most nondrying matte lipstick I’ve tried since my favorite Charlotte Tilbury matte formula.
shade pictured: metal mauve
Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara*
Lancome’s NEWEST Monsieur Big mascara launch is taking the beauty world by storm – it’s being advertised absolutely everywhere I turn. Monsieur Big is a high volume, long-wearing (24-hour claim) mascara in a silky, darkest black formula. If Chanel le Volum de Chanel was too much for you, you should try this. It’s a wonderful formula and one I’ll be sharing more about in an upcoming post.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup*
Double Wear Nude Water Fresh is light/medium coverage with a natural skin finish that has 24-hour wear claims. I, personally, have been loving this formula. It’s water light and feels like nothing on the skin, yet provides a natural amount of coverage. So far, so good.
*If you’ve used Double Wear Light, Nude Water Fresh has a different texture (Light is a cream, Nude Water Fresh is watery); Light had more medium coverage, Nude Water Fresh is light/medium. The shade I use: Shell Beige.
Lancome Matte Juicy Shaker*
The Matte Juicy Shaker’s are a lightweight, water-feel full pigment lipstick. The shade I have is Beige Vintage, which is a medium rose. I love that these wear all day long and literally feel like water on the lips.
shade pictured: beige vintage
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Corrector
This new line of Ultra Wear Camouflage Correctors from Lancome are a full coverage, correcting cream formula with a skin-like finish. I am really obsessing over this. When I pair the Ultra Wear Camouflage Corrector with my Tarte Shape Tape concealer, I look like I’ve slept for a year. It’s delightful.
shade pictured: peach
Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs released six new eyeshadow palettes in this Eye-Conic line and Influenster+ sent me the Glambition palette to try for free. At first, I thought, “Blah, another neutral palette.” But then I realized how absolutely PERFECT this palette is for every day to a special occasion. It’s a perfect bridal palette, also. THere are just enough matte shades and the shimmering gold and soft pink flatter anyone. I’ve received countless compliments on SnapChat, IG Stories and in real life while wearing this lately. Definitely going to share a deeper review soon. This Glambition palette is absolutely flawless.
| GIVEAWAY | CLOSED
Because the fall/new school year is upon us, I wanted to giveaway a little special package of goodies for my readers to kick off September!
This giveaway includes:
KENDRA SCOTT ELLE GOLD EARRINGS IN SLATE (my favorite!!!)
ESTEE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR
PAULA’S CHOICE REFRESHING MOISTURE MIST
PIXI PEEL AND POLISH
PIXI SHEER CHEEK GEL – NATURAL
NYX LIQUID SUEDE – SOFT SPOKEN
NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM – CANNES
PATCHOLOGY FLASHPATCH LIP RENEWAL
The total value of this giveaway is $200+.
To enter, you must be a US-resident with permission from a parent if you are under 16 years of age. This giveaway will run from AUG. 18, 2017 – AUG. 25, 2017. I will contact the winner within 48 hours after the giveaway closes via email (so provide a valid email address). I also verify all entries.
CONGRATS TO MY WINNER AND THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING! <3