We’ve all seen and many of us own eyeshadow pencils, but what are the best ways to use them? Eyeshadow pencils are really versatile and can be used in many ways to enhance your eye makeup game. Here are 3 ways to wear a black eyeshadow pencil – or really any color, for that matter!
I don’t recommend applying the eyeshadow pencil directly to your lids as an eyeliner, but instead I’ll take an angled eyeliner brush or another eyeliner brush to pick up the color from the crayon and apply to my lids. Simple and easy!
This is similar to using a gel liner, but a little easier to control because of the cream texture that’s a tad bit more dry than a gel liner.
Technique 2: Take Your Makeup From Day To Night With An Effortless Smoky Eye
If you’re going somewhere and don’t really want to fuss with your makeup much, I recommend applying the eyeshadow crayon up to the crease of your eye by itself over an eyeshadow primer, or on top of your already existing makeup.
Stop at the crease, blend the edges with a clean blending brush, and you’re done!
If you’re wearing the eyeshadow crayon on top of a primer, I recommend using a medium brown matte shadow at the crease to make sure things are properly blended.
Technique 3: Create A Base For Other Eyeshadows
A black creamy base makes for intensely smoky eyes! You can use it all over the lid, or as in this case, only the outer corner of your eyelids.
I created a stencil with some trusty old tape and blended out the creamy black base.
Then I blended a coordinating powder eyeshadow on top, resulting in a super sultry eyeshadow look.
Also, use the black crayon as a base for duochromes and glitter eyeshadows to really make them pop out! The possibilities are endless! Now, go forth and blend!
Cyber Monday 2015 is here, and there are quite a few deals to be had in the beauty world. Here are some of my favorites! I’ve included coupon codes where necessary and will be updating this list throughout the day – so stay tuned!
To use the words of Mally Beauty creator Mally Roncal, your lips will look gorgois!!!
H3 stands for hydration, hydration, hydration! And yes, these lovely glosses offer a lot of hydration, which is perfect for lips that might be dried from colder Winter and Fall temperatures.
Mally Roncal is one of my favorite beauty industry people. I follow her on Snapchat and she is someone I seriously wish was my real life friend Mally is one of my favorites to follow on Snapchat and I truly enjoy her makeup products. There are six shades of the Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss and today I have three to show you: Pink Daisy, Orchid Berry, and Shimmering Nude.
Pink Daisy is a lovely shimmer-free light pink.
Orchid Berry is a medium berry pink, that’s also sans shimmer.
Shimmering Nude offers tons of multi-dimensional neutral shimmer.
The packaging is adorable. I love this clear lucite top on the glosses, which is unique to Mally Beauty.
These glosses are lightweight and can be worn alone as well as on top of other lip colors. They’re formulated with antioxidants to nourish your lips while looking their best.
My Final Thoughts: From packaging to product, my lips are loving Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss. As a gloss loving kind of gal, what stands out for me with the Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss is the smooth texture and gads of shine. They’re definitely worth checking out!
When Borghese collaborated with artist Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic on limited edition packaging for the Borghese Fango collection, something simply wonderful happened. The proof? You have to take a look at the results.
There’s just something special about serving some art with your beauty treatments.
From the outer packaging to the product, Borghese’s collaboration with Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic is an entirely artful production.
Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic is a contemporary artist whose work has appeared in New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Art Basel in Miami. He has also collaborated with CFDA, Kenzo, Givenchy and Public School. To create this one-of-a-kind artwork for Fango, Mestrovic took inspiration from Japanese calligraphy to combine gesture and movement and create something that’s modern, abstract, and beautiful.
This mineral-rich mud mask that’s infused with Sweet Almond and Avocado Oils can be used on your face and body. The mud purifies and cleanses your skin and you will seriously see the difference. Fango is not only fun to say, it also works really well to keep your skin looking its best.
Borghese Fango Delicato is formulated to purify skin gently and contains Aloe Vera, Oat Protein, Mango Butter, Olive Fruit and Chamomile Extracts. This mask is so great for those of us with skin a little more on the sensitive side. You can use this mask on your face and body two to three times a week.
My Final Thoughts: I’m all about products that work well, regardless of packaging. However, why not serve some art with your beauty treatments with display worthy containers? After I’m finished with my Borghese Fango and Fango Delicato masks, the gorgeous glass containers are definitely going to be utilized around the house.
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all of you are enjoying this day and it’s a day of rest and enjoyment. I was thinking about some beauty MVP’s in my makeup collection and boiled all my favorites down to a list of 5 beauty products I’m thankful for in 2015.
These products have pulled through again and again and proved that they are truly awesome and worthy of holy grail status.
I have recommended this $2 top coat to so many people and am constantly stocking up on fresh bottles because it’s literally the best top coat of all time ever. All time ever! Ever! Not only does it dry in a minute or so, the glossy effect remains for days.
What beauty products are you thankful for this year? I’d love to know!
I’m currently working on a Holiday shopping gift guide, and in the meanwhile I’m taking the time to highlight the products on said guide individually. I have to say this Smashbox set is not only a great value, it’s one of my favorites.
At $29, the Smashbox Art.Love.Color Studio Set is an excellent value and you must snap it up! Why? Full sizes! Awesome products!
Compactly and cleverly contained in an artfully designed plastic tube that you can use to store your makeup brushes, this set contains 5 Smashbox full and luxury sample-sized products that are valued at $79. The mascara and lipstick are full sizes, which is enough to make me entirely impressed with the set. The contents of this set are:
Full Exposure Mascara – a favorite that will keep your lashes looking lush.
Be Legendary Lipstick in Primrose (mauve pink)
Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Disco Rose (rich rose)
Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Spectral
Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Callback
The eyeshadows are highly pigmented and easy to blend. The Be Legendary Lipsticks are some of my favorite luxury lip colors, so the inclusion of the lipstick and lip gloss in such pretty colors makes them a must grab, in my opinion. Combined, the colors in this set make for lovely makeup looks!
My Final Thoughts: The Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Pop Studio Set is one of several similarly priced sets from Smashbox that are perfectly giftable for any makeup love on your list … yourself included!