Master Makeup Sculptors Might Love BECCA Shadow & Light Bronze/Contour Perfector

Published in: Becca, Face, Makeup, Product Reviews

BECCA Shadow & Light Bronze/Contour Perfector

BECCA Shadow & Light Bronze/Contour Perfector, $49

I feel conflicted about BECCA’s Shadow & Light Bronzer/Contour Perfector

Released earlier this summer, it’s a split pan powder bronzer ($49). The darker side is for sculpting and shading, the lighter golden side for highlighting and adding dimension.

Initially, it piqued my interest because it uses black undertones to simulate the appearance of shadows on the skin.

I thought that sounded neat.

BECCA Shadow Light Bronze Contour Perfector before and after

Before (left) and after (right)

After trying it out, yeah, in some ways, I do think it’s awesome. Like, it makes it easy to go from regular chubby-cheeked Karen to ’80s Duran Duran video vixen because it carves out cheekbones quicker than you can say “Cheese and sour cream, son!” in line at Chipotle, and it does it in dramatic fashion.

BECCA Shadow Light Bronze Contour Perfector swatches

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Doing the Twist With the $28 Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick Twist-Up Eyeshadow Pencils

Published in: Makeup, Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Sticks

If you thought Marc’s chrome crayon-like Kiss Pop Lip Color Sticks were cute, check out these Twinkle Pop versions.

They might just put a twinkle in your eye…

Get it…? A twinkle? Because the name?

OK, sorry, that was bad, but they are really shimmery. :)

Seriously, these $28 twist-up eyeshadow pencils are pretty cool.

No, really. There’s a cooling sensation on the skin when you use them, allegedly due to the inclusion of Swiss alpine snow in the formula.

Really now? Come on.

Anywho, the Swiss snow is also supposed to be moisturizing.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick (2)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eye Stick (1)

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Please Initial Here: The Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace

Published in: Daily Beauty

Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace (1)

I ordered this Kate Spade One In a Million Initial Pendant Neckalce online during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (just four days left!), and boo-hoo! — most of the letters are gone now.

I wanted to grab one more to give as a Christmas present and take advantage of the sale price of $37.90 (they’re usually $58).

I like the design — simple and elegant — and I think it goes well with other delicate pieces (or looks cute on its own).

One side of the circle pendant has an initial on it, and the other side says “ONE IN A MILLION”. The necklace is 12K-gold plated.

Only thing is, I just checked, and there are only four letters left online — B, D, T and U.

If your name doesn’t start with one of those letters, they might have more letters at your local Nordies store.

Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace

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Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace (5)

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Tabs and Eye

Published in: Daily Photo

WARNING: Staring at this pic too long may cause you to fall under the mesmerizing spell of Tabs…

Your nephew is the most patient kitty model, bee-tee-dubs. He graciously let me cross the line into his precious personal space today take these pics of his right eye.

I was up in that cat’s grill like a dentist, LOL!

If you look closely, you might even see me in the reflection… :)

Can You Do the Splits? With the $24 Sephora Dramatic Performance Longwear Lash Kit, Your False Lashes Can

Published in: Eyes, Makeup Tips/How To

Sephora Dramatic Performance Longwear Lash Kit

#makeupconfessions. It wasn’t the double-ended glue stick that caught my eye when I stumbled on the $24 Dramatic Performance Longwear Lash Kit at Sephora the other day, although I did think it was interesting and unlike anything I can recall seeing before. (One end has a thin, flexible brush tip for applying the adhesive, and other end has a mascara-like wand. Neat.)

And it wasn’t the false lashes themselves, although I do think they look pretty cool. Rather than a full or partial strip for each eye, they’re split into two halves to give you customized lash look control.

Sephora Dramatic Performance Longwear Lash Kit (2)

Like, if you want a more natural false lash look (natural false lash look?), apply just the outer portion to each eye. Or, if you want more lash volume around the inner corners of your eyes, go with just the inner ones. Or, if you’re in the mood to turn that ish up, apply all four pieces, two per eye.

Yeah…that’s a lot of work. And it sounds kind of complicated, doesn’t it?

But wait, there’s more.

These lashes are designed to be applied under your natural lashes. Not directly on top.

Yup, under yo’ lashes.

Wha?!

I know, it’s blowing your mind. :)

I actually heard about the under-the-lashes false eyelash technique from a makeup artist friend a while back who herself learned it from a seasoned drag queen. I remember at the time I thought, “That’s completely crazy pants. I’m not coordinated enough to do that.”

But with this kit, maybe I am. I think I should give it a try in the name of makeup science.

Sephora Dramatic Performance Longwear Lash Kit (3)

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