Whenever NARS releases a blush palette, I’m always slightly disappointed. Although the brand is women of color friendly, for some reason their blush palettes are almost always too light. This NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette (Sephora exclusive) is almost on the right track. Of all the shades, I would say there are two here that I absolutely cannot use.
This is a multitasking palette that allows you to highlight, contour, and apply blush all in one. It’s super travel friendly and if you’re actually using all of the shades, a definite must-have.
Contour Blush in Paloma I (pink beige), Paloma II (deep rose)
Laguna Bronzing Powder (diffused brown powder with golden shimmer)
I Blush in Icy Lilac
II Blush in Sausalito Sunset
III Blush in Shimmering Rose Peach
IV Blush in Fleshy Pink
I love the packaging. It’s super sleek and not the typical NARS rubberized packaging (which gets totally dirty after a while).
The NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette is available at Sephora now.
Disclosure: I received a sample of this palette from the brand.
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It seems I’m going to be doing a bit of traveling this year and while I love my current carry on, I’m itching for one that has swivel wheels. It’s truly the little things! It’s a lot easier to go through the airport and you won’t have to deal with your carry on tumbling over. I’ve got my eye on this Herschel Supply Co. Trade Suitcase as it’s affordable but there’s also the sleek options by Tumi (here and here).
On the accessories front, I’ll always recommend the 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel and I’d be a liar if I didn’t tell you I’m considering getting it in black 🙈. This Miansai Screw Cuff has been in my cart for a long time and I think it’s time to bite the bullet. So chic, no?
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Heartless $20
The ever popular 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil gets a new shade addition with Heartless, a light frosted pink shade that can be used to highlight the inner corner for fairer skin.
Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter$26
THIS IS A MUST HAVE ITEM! The powders are so finely milled that they apply like straight up butter. Available in three shades, these can either be used as highlighters or blushes depending on your skin tone. Only two are pictured above but see swatches are below
Aura (iridescent light pink)
Fireball (peach with pink shift)
Urban Decay Beached Bronzer $28
Yes, the powder is super-soft. Yes, they are matte. Yes, they’re gorgeous. But “universally wearable?” Maybe if the universe didn’t have dark skin women 😒. As a woman with deep skin (I’m usually either a NW45 or NW50 in MAC for reference) this wasn’t truly a bronzer, rather a setting powder. They do run a bit warm so be warned if you have fair skin as it can seem a bit orange.
Wee! I’m back with a video (finally). Work has been CRAZY (I started working for The Estée Edit) (I’ve gone corporate). Needless to say there are quite a few Edit products here but it’s not a sponsored video. This is the makeup I do every day. A little smoky action. Bold lip.
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As much as I love make up (and y’all know I do), skincare has always been my first love. Ever since my first taste of doing research for Lancôme’s Genifique range in the corporate world, I became interested in the ingredients that go into each skincare product created. There are so many cool technologies being developed in the skincare world that it’s exciting but hard to keep up with what is cool and what is…not. When the Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream ($65) landed on my doorstep, I was excited because I love Sunday Riley skincare.
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream is a lightweight, oil-free formula that promises to brighten and illuminate while providing up to 24 hours of moisture for a youthful, plump appearance. The best part is that they promise it’s for ALL skin types. Call me a skeptic but HOW, SWAY?
Well, Tidal offers two forms of hyaluronic acid for a more youthful, hydrated look as well as papaya enzymes to smooth and exfoliate. Also part of the formula are alpha-arbutin and exotic floral extracts that work to brighten hyperpigmentation spots and illuminate the complexion.