Face – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com A beauty blog blooming with fresh makeup reviews, swatches and beauty tips from your friendly neighborhood beauty addict Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:24:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 The NARS 413 BLKR Cheek & Lip Palette http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/nars-413-blkr-cheek-lip-palette-review/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/nars-413-blkr-cheek-lip-palette-review/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2016 02:00:11 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=200541 Another lovely day, another lovely NARS cheek palette. Whoops! I misspoke. I meant to say, “another lovely NARS cheek and lip palette,” because the new NARS 413 BLKR Cheek & Lip Palette doesn’t only contain blushes. It also comes with a gorgeous matte lip pencil. So what is heck is a 413 BLKR? Is it […]


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Wearing the new $59 NARS 413 BLKR Cheek & Lip Palette

Another lovely day, another lovely NARS cheek palette.

Whoops! I misspoke. I meant to say, “another lovely NARS cheek and lip palette,” because the new NARS 413 BLKR Cheek & Lip Palette doesn’t only contain blushes. It also comes with a gorgeous matte lip pencil.

So what is heck is a 413 BLKR? Is it a secret pager code, or the code to a hidden door at NARS headquarters, where if you type it on the keypad, François Nars answers the door and says, “Bonjour ma chère! Have a macaron, and let me do your makeup, you gorgeous girl”?

Um…no, although that would be dope, wouldn’t it?

413 BLKR is the physical address of the NARS flagship store in New York, and it’s also the name of a special collection of NARS products inspired by New York.

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The $59 NARS 413 BLKR Cheek & Lip Palette

The NARS 413 BLKR Cheek & Lip Palette also contains three brand new cheek colors and, if you have a thing for rosy, plummy tones, you just might freak out. But in a good way.

Starting from the left, there’s a light opalescent pinky rose blush that can also double as a highlighter on darker skin tones, then a mid-toned satiny rose with hints of plum and gold, then a satiny deep plum, and finally, on the far right — sigh! — good old golden tan Laguna. Because, obvs, it just wouldn’t be a NARS blush palette without Laguna up in the mix…

Side note: The cheek powders in this palette have that traditional NARS powder formula, unlike the formula of the powders in the Dual-Intensity Palette I reviewed yesterday.

So these blushes aren’t as compressed into their pans as those Dual Intensity Blushes, and you should see more powder particles partying (moving) when you swipe your brush atop the pans.

As you know, Laguna has been around since the Cretaceous Period (can anybody even remember a time before Laguna?), and the 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil has been kickin’ it old-school since 2012, so the fresh and summery rose and plum blushes are the new recruits.

If you wear many rosy purples, plums or cooler-toned hot pink lip colors, these cheek colors should go really well with any of them. I bet you’d get a lot of mileage out of this palette.

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Oh, and these blushes have more of a sheen than a sparkle. Some NARS powder blushes…man, they totally go for it with the glitter, ya know? But these don’t. They’re more luminous than frosty. The finishes are very flattering.

The palette, by the way, is limited edition, but you don’t have to go to NYC to get it. It’s available now exclusively at NARS boutiques and the NARS website.

Sansa Fierce and Snapchat

Spoilers ahead!!! Stop reading right now if you haven’t seen last Sunday’s Game of Thrones yet (and you still want to).

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*** I MEAN IT ***

*** SPOILER ALERT ***

GIRL, I can’t even with the latest episode. I. CAN’T. EVEN.

I finally caught up and watched it last night, and I swear to gawd, I had to like…You know that thing little kids do when they cover their eyes, but they still peek out of the little spaces between their fingers?

I did that.

The whole time, I was sure things weren’t going to go well for #TeamStark, so I was absolutely SHOCKED when hottie-patottie Jon Snow climbed his way out of that mountain of bodies, and then my girl Sansa Fierce showed up with her backup army! 🙂

Couldn’t contain myself.

After the episode I turned to El Hub and said, “You know they’re just building up #TeamStark to tear them down again, right?” And he was like, “Yeah…probably.”

But for now I’m going to hold on — HOLD ON FOR ONE MORE DAY! — to the fact that something relatively good happened to most of the Stark kids.

In other news, I finally made a Snapchat account! Now…all I need to do is figure out how to use it, haha. If you have any secret squirrel Snapchat wisdom, please share it.

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My Snapchat handle — or is it a Snapchat code? I dunno! — is @karenmbbsnaps.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen


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Reflections on the Eminently Blend-able $59 NARS Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/nars-dual-intensity-cheek-palette-review/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/nars-dual-intensity-cheek-palette-review/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2016 02:00:11 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=200765 Mirror, mirror on the wall… OK, I was about two seconds away from quoting De La Soul right there. Where was I going with this? Oh, yeah! Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the cheekiest NARSissist of them all? Why, it’s you, my dear, because when you marvel at the NARSissist Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette packaging, […]


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NARSissist Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette shades from the left in I Soft Tulle, II Damask with Gold Sheen, III Peony and IV Titian

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

OK, I was about two seconds away from quoting De La Soul right there.

Where was I going with this?

Oh, yeah! Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the cheekiest NARSissist of them all?

Why, it’s you, my dear, because when you marvel at the NARSissist Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette packaging, you see yourself. 🙂 You’re the star because there’s a mirror right there on the packaging.

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Mirror, mirror…

You can use it to check your teeth for bits of food, or stare at your gorgeous mug all day long. It’s up to you.

I mean, it’s just a mirror, but it never hurts to have an extra mirror around, ya know? As long as you don’t get so caught up in your reflection that you forget to eat (see: Narcissus).

Anyways, enough prattle! Have you noticed that NARS has been churning out palettes like WHOA for the past few years? With old-school NARS, it was all about the individual pieces from their limited edition collections, along with an occasional palette sprinkled in here and there, but somewhere along the way they became all about the palettes, which is also cool.

This one is new and arrives July 1st at NARS boutiques and online at the NARS website, and then at Sephora and NARS counters in department stores August 1st.

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NARSissist Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette shades from the left in I Soft Tulle, II Damask with Gold Sheen, III Peony and IV Titian

It’s $59 and holds four fresh, new Dual-Intensity Blushes, with a highlighter, a blush and two contouring shades. From left to right, you’ve got Soft Tulle, Damask with Gold Sheen, Peony and Titian. And on the back of palette, the blushes are named with Roman numerals — I, II, III and IV.

The thing about the Dual-Intensity Blushes is that they’re kind of, like, packed down…so when you run your brush across them, your brush doesn’t kick up a bunch of big ol’ powder grains, like what happens with most powder products. The powders are very finely milled and smooth.

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Wearing I Soft Tulle on my upper cheek bones and II Damask on my cheeks

You can apply the blushes either dry, by loading up a powder brush and then buffing them on your cheeks, or wet, by spraying your brush first with a makeup fixing spray.

I grab whatever’s closest to me, which is usually MAC Fix+, Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix, or Avene Thermal Spring Water… One of the above.

I do like to apply these wet because it intensifies the color and makes the finish more glistening, but I REALLY like to apply them dry, and here’s why: the way they blend. It’s dreamy!

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III Peony

Like, darker blushes are normally my nightmare realized, because I have to be very careful. I have to grab a fan brush and spend forever and a day blending out the edges, and it’s such a pain in the…

But with these blushes, even the darkest of the dark shades like the one on the far right of the palette, blending isn’t an issue. I just quickly run a regular fluffy blush brush lightly over the top to soften the edges, and it’s not hard at all to do.

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IV Titian

And I really like that I don’t have to reapply throughout the day when I wear these. I pop one (or two, because the shades all work well together) on in the morning, and that’s that.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen


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How I Strobe With Pur Strobe/Highlight Palettes http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/how-to-strobe-pur-strobehighlight-palettes/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/how-to-strobe-pur-strobehighlight-palettes/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:00:53 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=200019 If you’ve read some of my posts, then you probably know that I LIVE for a good highlight. I am all about that glow! — whether it’s super intense or a bit more subtle.   I’ve been looking forward to trying these two strobe/highlight palettes from PUR Cosmetics since the very first time I heard about […]


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The $34 Pur Strobe/Highlight Palettes

If you’ve read some of my posts, then you probably know that I LIVE for a good highlight. I am all about that glow! — whether it’s super intense or a bit more subtle.  

I’ve been looking forward to trying these two strobe/highlight palettes from PUR Cosmetics since the very first time I heard about them. I’ve been a fan of the brand since I discovered their Hydrafluid Water Serum Foundation.

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The two strobe/highlight palettes from PUR Cosmetics ($34 each)

First up is the Moonlight Glow Strobe Palette, which is the lighter, cooler-toned of the two. From left to right, the colors are Twilight, Lunar and Eclipse.

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The PUR Cosmetics Moonlight Glow Strobe Palette

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Swatches of the PUR Moonlight Glow Strobe Palette (L to R): Twilight, Lunar and Eclipse

Twilight is a light, sparkling white gold; Lunar is a cool-toned shimmering baby pink; and Eclipse is a warm-toned true gold. I think all of the colors in this palette are very pretty and subtle enough to be used on a range of skin tones.

I used a heavy hand to apply these swatches, but I think all three colors are softer and more wearable on the face.

Oh! Twilight is so pretty as a brow bone and inner corner highlighter…

The second palette is the Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette, which is darker and warmer-toned than Moonlight Glow, and from left to right, the colors are Aurora, Solar and Dusk.

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The PUR Cosmetics Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette

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Swatches of the Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette (L to R): Aurora, Solar and Dusk

I think these colors are stunning! Aurora is a light yellow gold, Solar is a peachy gold, and Dusk is a rich bronze gold, and I am definitely more drawn to this palette than I am to Moonlight Glow.

Again, these are heavy-handed swatches so, on the face, these only have to be dabbed on for a gorgeous glow. Seriously, I think it’s hard to overdo these because the formula and colors are very forgiving and smooth.

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Another look at the PUR strobe/highlight palettes. So wearable!

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LOVE the sleek packaging

About the formula, even though I’ve tried lots of different cream highlighters, this is one seems quite unique. It has a cream-to-powder finish that I think many people will love. If you get nervous about cream highlighters because you have oily skin, or you’re concerned about staying power, definitely check these out!  They’re creamy enough to easily blend into the skin, but they do dry to a soft powder finish…which also means that they don’t continue feeling “wet” on the skin, so I think these will be a great option for people with oily/combination skin.

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Wearing the PUR Cosmetics Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette on my cheeks

For this makeup look, I applied Dusk from the Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette all over my cheeks before applying the PUR Hydrafluid Water Serum Foundation on my face. Then I applied Jouer Peach Blossom blush lightly along my cheeks and did a little contouring with the Colourpop Sculpting Stick in New Renaissance.

Next, I applied Solar from the Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette over top for more glow and used Twilight from the Moonlight Glow Strobe Palette to highlight my brow bone and inner corners of my eyes. My eyeshadow is Sunset Blvd, also from Colourpop Cosmetics, and my lipstick is 1993 by Urban Decay.

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Love this glow!

I think these palettes are PERFECT for that “lit from within” glow. Both are very versatile, but I feel like Moonlight Glow might be better for lighter skin tones, and Sun-Kissed Glow better for darker skin tones.

They’re available now for $34 each from PUR Minerals.

So, what are your go-to cream highlighters? I’d love to hear what you think!


Adia Goss


Adia is a lawyer by day and a beauty blogger by night. She believes that makeup should be fun and simple, but she also likes multi-step skincare routines (she’s complicated!). Adia loves the sight of a brand new highlighter, and she’s constantly looking for the perfect concealer. Follow her beauty adventures at Adia Adores (formerly beautyluxelife) and on Instagram.

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I’m OBSESSED With These Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blushes http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/becca-shimmering-skin-perfector-luminous-blush-review/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/becca-shimmering-skin-perfector-luminous-blush-review/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:00:05 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=200282 OK, so I’ve been eyeing these $34 Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blushes for the longest time. There are six of them now, and I actually fell in love with the shade called Blushed Copper back when it was sold as a “blush topper,” also known as a super intense highlighter, last summer. I bought it […]


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I need help picking a favorite!

OK, so I’ve been eyeing these $34 Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blushes for the longest time. There are six of them now, and I actually fell in love with the shade called Blushed Copper back when it was sold as a “blush topper,” also known as a super intense highlighter, last summer. I bought it when it was limited edition and promptly fell in love. It was super pigmented, super shimmery and just…super smooth and blendable. Very super. So when I heard that Becca was expanding the “Luminous Blush” collection this year, I cheered!

These six shades do not disappoint, and when I think of this year’s spring makeup launches, for me, this one’s top three. It’s the formula. It’s incredible!

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The six Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush shades

I tend to stick with the same group of basic blushes for my workday wear, but I think as far as shimmery blushes go, these really stand out for their unique formula. I know that MAC has some frosted blushes…but these Becca Luminous Blushes blow them out of the water.

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The pink shades (L to R) – Dahlia, Foxglove and Camelia

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The orange/coral shades (L to R): Blushed Copper, Tigerlily, Snapdragon

They’re insanely pigmented and smooth, and the color payoff is brilliant. You barely need to tap your brush on one of them to get this level of pigment, and because they are so pigmented, you don’t need to put a lot of product on your face. It’s not like you have to cake these blushes onto your face or do a ton of layering to get true-to-pan color.

And the sheen? SO beautiful, and so, so perfect for this time of the year.

Well, who are we kidding? These work any time of year, but I do like to go crazier with glow and shimmer in the warmer months.

I could go on and on about these blushes!

But I won’t. I’ll just give you the details…

There are six shades, so if you’re into shimmering or luminous blushes, you should be able to find one that works for you. I have a hard time picking a favorite, so maybe you guys can help!

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Wearing Becca Luminous Blush in Camelia

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Wearing Becca Luminous Blush in Foxglove

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Wearing Becca Luminous Blush in Dahlia

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Wearing Becca Luminous Blush in Snapdragon

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Wearing Becca Luminous Blush in Tigerlily (in the pan and the swatches below, this looks quite orange, but it’s actually a very wearable peach)

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Wearing Becca Luminous Blush in Blushed Copper

It’s funny because when I saw the pictures of these blushes online, I was drawn to Tigerlily, which looks like straight-up tangerine when you see the product in the pan, and it struck me as unique. I was super excited for it, but after playing with it and the other shades, I think my favorite is Foxglove just because it’s a little cooler toned than I normally go for, but it’s still wearable because of its sheen.

Here are some side-by-side swatches:

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Swatches of the Becca Luminous Blushes (L to R): Camelia, Snapdragon, Dahlia, Tigerlily, Snapdragon and Blushed Copper.

So, I guess my favorite is Foxglove.

Well…actually, I go back and forth between Foxglove and Camelia. But then Blushed Copper is also gorgeous for that sun-kissed, you’ve-been-out-in-the-sun-at-the-beach (possibly sipping a little something) kind of look.

Dahlia is a very intense, gorgeous berry shade, and I tend to not pick up very berry-colored blushes because I think they make my skin look too red. That being said, I still think Dahlia is beautiful. And honestly, it would look FAB with a deep red matte lippie. Hmm… This may be my makeup look tomorrow.

Each time I look at these blushes, I change my mind on which one I like best. I’m hard-pressed to pick a favorite, but I think I can narrow it down to top three — Camelia, Foxglove and…maybe Snapdragon? Or Blushed Copper. 🙂

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Here’s a comparison between the Becca Luminous Blush in Blushed Copper on the left and the limited edition version that I bought last summer on the right.

Bottom line, these are all INCREDIBLE. I think that if you like shimmering blushes, or if you’re a blush person at all, then you DEFINITELY need one of these in your collection because they are stunning and phenomenal quality. In all of these pictures, I used a very light hand and got great color payoff, so if you see one of these you like, get it for the formula! You’ll want to wear it every single day.

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Here’s a closer look at the Becca Luminous Blushes…

And here are details on the rest of my makeup look:

Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation in Warm Honey // Chanel Eye Stylo in Beige Dore // Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara // Colourpop Cosmetics Lippie Stix in Rayezor (this is my HG nude lipstick and the ONLY product that I’ve ever stockpiled!).

I’d love to hear your thoughts! Have you tried these luminous blushes before?


Adia Goss


Adia is a lawyer by day and a beauty blogger by night. She believes that makeup should be fun and simple, but she also likes multi-step skincare routines (she’s complicated!). Adia loves the sight of a brand new highlighter, and she’s constantly looking for the perfect concealer. Follow her beauty adventures at Adia Adores (formerly beautyluxelife) and on Instagram.

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A Drugstore Jamboree! My Weekend With the Almay Smart Shade Products http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/face-of-the-day-fotd/almay-smart-shade-review/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/face-of-the-day-fotd/almay-smart-shade-review/#comments Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:00:05 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=199467 Do you ever want to go to the drugstore and fill your basket with new makeup to try out a whole new look? That’s something I could never do at a high-end makeup counter, but sometimes it’s fun to take maybe $25 of fun money to buy drugstore colors I’d NEVER even think to purchase […]


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Almay Clear Complexion Makeup in Ivory

Wearing Almay Clear Complexion Makeup in Ivory 100, the 140 Trio for Greens on my eyes, Smart Shade Blush in 30 Coral on my cheeks and Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick in 40 Red-Light on my lips

Do you ever want to go to the drugstore and fill your basket with new makeup to try out a whole new look?

That’s something I could never do at a high-end makeup counter, but sometimes it’s fun to take maybe $25 of fun money to buy drugstore colors I’d NEVER even think to purchase from a department store line — you know, just to play. It’s like what I used to do when I first started wearing makeup (at home only, I promise mom!) as a young teenager.

That’s kind of like what I did with these Almay products a couple weekends ago — have frivolous fun and experiment — and I found some things that definitely deserve more attention than they get in the blogosphere!

Almay Clear Complexion Makeup in Ivory

Almay Cosmetics (clockwise from top left): Almay Clear Complexion Makeup in Ivory 100, Clear Complexion Pressed Powder in 300 Medium, Smart Shade Concealer Corrector in 030 Medium, Intense I-Color Party Brights Shadows, Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipsticks and Intense I-Color Volumizing Mascara in 033 Midnight

For starters, I can’t believe I’ve never noticed Almay’s Smart Shade Blushes (about $12). The stars sculpted into the powder are all-American (the brand’s slogan is “the American look”) but also classic Sailor Jerry style nautical stars…so you know that this tattooed makeup lover is all about the way these look.

With these pans, like with regular ombré blushes, you can vary the depth of the shade you want for your cheeks, and the pans also have a shimmery strip that you can glide your brush over when you want to.

I love the look of Coral blended out on the apples of my cheeks with a pop of the lightest shimmering peachy pink on the tops of my cheekbones.

Almay Smart Shade Blush 20 Nude and 30 Coral

Almay Smart Shade Blush 20 Nude and 30 Coral (about $12 each)

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(L-R): Almay Smart Shade Blush in 20 Nude (individually then blended) and 30 Coral (individually then blended)

Tailored to suit different eye colors (but please remember, ladies, that makeup rules were meant to be broken), Almay’s Intense I-Color Party Brights Trios (about $8.50) are stunning! The 125 Trio for Browns has an unexpected trio of complementary purples ranging from a shimmering lavender to a deep plum and a true matte periwinkle.

Even though I don’t follow the “green for greens” rule indicated on the packaging, I’ve been reaching for the 140 Trio for Greens the most often. It has a champagne, a deep plum and a true gold that are definitely not a combination of shadows I would have anticipated working together in perfect harmony blended on my lids (but they do!). I think a smoked-out hint of the middle deep plum shade also really makes my peepers pop.

Almay Intense I-Color Party Brights Shadows

Almay Intense I-Color Party Brights Shadows in 125 Trio for Browns and 140 Trio for Greens

(L-R): Almay 125 Trio for Browns and 140 Trio for Greens

(L-R): Almay 125 Trio for Browns and 140 Trio for Greens

Although I don’t really struggle with acne, I still like to use some makeup with skin care benefits, like when it comes to foundation, I’m always looking for something moisturizing that wont enhance dry spots and eczema. Almay’s Clear Complexion Makeup with “Blemish Heal” tech applies and blends like a dream. I can’t speak for its blemish healing properties, but I like the concept.

And even though the one I tried isn’t perfect for my pale skin tone, Almay’s Smart Shade Concealer Corrector is cool. So many products claim to adjust to suit your skin tone, but this one actually changes right before your eyes. When dispensing it from the tube, it comes out as a chalky white with deep brown speckles of pigment that develop and change color while blending.

It’s a sight to behold! — even for a gal who thinks she’s seen it all.

Almay Intense I-Color Volumizing Mascara

Almay Clear Complexion Makeup in Ivory 100, Clear Complexion Pressed Powder in 300 Medium, Smart Shade Concealer Corrector in 030 Medium and Almay Intense I-Color Volumizing Mascara in 033 Midnight

Almay Clear Complexion Makeup in Ivory

(L-R): Almay Clear Complexion Makeup in Ivory 100, Clear Complexion Pressed Powder in 300 Medium, Smart Shade Concealer Corrector in 030 Medium (applied in a line and then blended), and Almay Intense I-Color Volumizing Mascara in 033 Midnight

And if you’re going to spend an afternoon just playing makeup, you need a trusty makeup remover by your side. Back when I first started wearing makeup, I remember using something like Almay’s oil-based classic because it attacked even the most stubborn and waterproof products, so for someone who was converted to micellar waters and lait demaquillant for years after spending some time living in France, I feel like I’m returning to my roots.

Almay Eye Makeup Remover Liquid

And when all is said and done? I can easily remove my makeup with Almay Eye Makeup Remover Liquid!

Myy seven-year-old thinks the trendy I-Color Party Brights shadows have her name written all over them (not!), but she can’t have them. 🙂 These won’t be leaving my makeup collection anytime soon.

It’s so much fun to play with makeup with reckless abandon sometimes, isn’t it? Especially without worrying about adhering to “standby shades” or “rules.” It’s like coloring outside the lines!

Do you have a favorite Almay product? How familiar are you with the brand?


Jessica Revitte


Jessica is a Project Manager by day and a mommy, wife, avid reader and makeup lover in the in between times that really count. You may remember her from her former beauty blog, Getting Cheeky. Jessica is stepping out of beauty blogging “retirement” as a creative outlet and is eager to write about makeup, once again bringing her signature cultural, literary and historical twist to the table. See what she’s been up to these days, with and without makeup, on Instagram.

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