It’s pretty rare for NARS to release a product and for me not to fall in love. Such was the case with their new Sculpting Multiple Duo.
Admittedly I’m kind of late to the NARS Multiple world. I have a few that I love but I’m not one to reach for creamy cheek products since I have extremely oily skin. I like something that’ll keep my face matte, feel me?
That said, the NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo ($39) are a new double-sided duo that sculpt, contour, and highlight your cheeks, lips, and eyes. With the promise of doing so much with just one product, what’s not to love? Especially during the summer where makeup is optional (yes, it’s still summer).
Available now at Sephora. Sample was provided for editorial consideration.
Some of you may know that earlier this year, I started working for The Estée Edit. I try not to talk too much about the products as I don’t want to come across as bias (plus there are some hits and misses) but I’m finding it hard to keep these guys a secret.
Available in four different shades, the Estée Edit Inside Track Eye Kajals are dual-ended, unbelievably creamy, and easy to blend. My staple has been the Extreme Black/ Gunmetal combo because I love using the black on my waterline. I have very watery eyes so I don’t typically line my lower lashes/ waterline but these do not irritate and don’t tug making it super easy to apply.
These have easily replaced my NARS Larger Than Life pencils. EASILY. The shades are perfectly paired so you can easily create an eye look with one pencil.
Since the product is so creamy, it has a tendency to smear all over the place so I’d highly recommend setting it with an eyeshadow (points to NARS as they don’t need to be set). This is the pencil I use when I’m going out (preferably dancing) and I know I’ll be getting in late (and quite frankly I don’t care what I look like). Also, I’d love to see more shades! Four isn’t enough (technically eight if you count the two different sides).
The Estée Edit Inside Track Eye Kajal is available at Sephora for $22.
Pixi recently released a new product (Pixi Multibalm) which is a multiuse stick that features a crème-powder formula designed to be used on your cheek and lips. Infused with aloe vera, shea butter, and rose hip oil, the Multibalm is great for travel because you can add a flush to your cheek and a slight hint of color on your lips with one easy product.
The product is super soft, non drying, and easy to blend with your fingers (no brush needed!). Great for those days where you want a no makeup, makeup day. There’s a total of five shades in the collection, available for $12 each.
Sheer Sculpt: a soft cocoa that would be a good contouring product for those with lighter skin
Wild Rose: a dusky rose
Soft Strawberry: a brightly colored red that looks intense on the cheek so you may have to use a stippling brush to apply a light layer. It is a great lip color
Baby Petal: a nude color
Watermelon Veil: a vibrant pink
I’m giving away a full set (all five!) of the Pixi Multibalms to one lucky winner. Enter below for the chance to win. End 9/14/16 (est). Open to US & Canada only.
Layering my mascaras is something I’ve been doing for year. YEARS! My lashes are naturally curly so I tend to look for length and mega volume. Like Goldilocks before me, I’m always searching for just the right one (although I have to say I think I found it)
When I received this package from Pixi Beauty in the mail, I was pretty excited. Not only did it come at just the right time (I was in need of a new mascara) but they sent me options. Prior to this, I’ve never tried Pixi’s mascara offerings.
Below are the mascaras they sent me and a quick overview:
Black Lacquer Lash Primer ($15) preps lashes to maximize volume. I used this and didn’t se a dramatic difference in my lashes.
Lengthy Fiber Mascara($16) enhances & elongates lashes with fibers for a feathered, lush lash effect. I tried using this several times and hated it. To be fair, I’m not really a fan of fiber mascaras but I felt like this formula was too dry. The wand was literally tugging on my lashes and I did not see any lengthening on my lashes.
Lash Booster ($15) a do-it-all mascara that curls, defines, lengthens and thickens lashes. A good mascara but not great. It gives lashes a very natural look. Compared to other mascaras, like Maybelline’sPush Up Drama or the Lash Sensational, I don’t find myself reaching for this. I do like the blackened blue color as it’s an unexpected twist.
Lower Lash Mascara($11) has a specialized slim brush with short bristles that coats lower & hard-to-reach small lashes. Oh how I wish I had prominent lower lashes!! The wand on this mascara is super small and great for separating the lower lashes. Since I don’t have lower lashes (or a lot of them), I use this mascara to reach the inner and hard to reach lashes. I also like to use this when I want to blend my false lashes with natural ones.
Do you need all of the above? No. I would recommend a cocktail of the Lash Booster and Lower Lash Mascara if you’re a fan of Pixi. If not, skip the Lash Booster and grab the Maybelline options to layer with the Lower Lash Mascara. Pixi by Petra is available at Target.
Hey guys! So I didn’t want to upload this video because of the clutter in the background BUT I can’t be picky haha. So I’ve been wearing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation ($25) in Chestnut for a while now but I filmed my first impression.
After wearing it for a bit I still do like the foundation but decided to return the shade Espresso. It’s TOO cool for my liking. When I wore it, I looked slightly off and it was much more difficult to highlight the center of my face without LAYERING on product. I do love the way Chestnut looks on my skin. Subscribe for more beauty videos weekly.
swatch of Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation in the shade Chestnut
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You can purchase the Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation at Sephora, Ulta, and ABH.com.