For some people, living on the edge means base jumping from a skyscraper, surfing 50-foot waves, or getting hitched in Vegas to the lifeguard they just met at the hotel pool five minutes ago (granted, he was hot).
My idea of life in the fast lane is trying to use a matte eyeshadow that I’ve never used before in a 10-minute makeup look…
What can I say? I GO HARD.
Sometimes this gamble doesn’t pay off, and I end up with a choppy, patchy mess. Sometimes, however, it does, like it did with Organic Eyeshadow Quattro in Noisette ($39) by Antonym Cosmetics.
If you have lined lids and/or otherwise refuse to get drawn into eye makeup drama, I think you’re gonna love this. It’s from Antonym Cosmetics, a cruelty-free, organic line from Miami that I just started wearing and loving.
(Side note: Why aren’t more makeup peeps talking bout this line? It’s still flying under the radar for now, but they recently launched on the Sephora website (that’s how I found them). I’m convinced they’re going to blow up soon because every one of their products I’ve tried so far has been profesh-caliber — like Hourglass meets NARS.)
First time I tried Noisette was when I took Connor to Baby Story Time a few weeks ago. I felt like a challenge, so I gave myself 10 minutes to put my full face on (I’m hot in the pursuit of acquiring those speedy Sir John makeup skills). I decided to wear the matte brown, since matte powders are notoriously difficult to blend.
Makeup masochist much?!
I nearly dropped my brush when the delicate grains and dense pigment swept across my lids, and things got even better as I windshield wiper-ed my way to the smoothest of gradients. No skipping, no drama. Just controlled shadow placement, with every last grain landing precisely where I wanted it to go.
Simply put, one could be rollerblading backwards and still blend the sh*t out of this shadow.
And it’s not just the matte! It’s that way with all the them, including the two satins (a copper and a bronze) and the shimmer (the pale gold).
But THE BEST PART is how the dainty powder sits on your lids. I can’t see it. It’s just pure color. The way it caresses the skin makes it seem more like a cream than a powder, and if you have any lines — fine or not-so-fine — this quad will stay out of them. It’s like the best of the best NARS eyeshadow duos (Kalahari, Cordura…).
I can happily recommend this to anyone, from beginners to pros and everyone in between, who’s looking for lovely, effortless eye makeup.
If the warm colors in Noisette aren’t your thing, there are also two other $39 combos. Croisette has a dark gray, bone, golden brown and a peachy pink, and To the Moon and Back has a gray, charcoal, taupe and white. You can find them all at Sephora.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
Antonym Cosmetics Certified Organic Eyeshadow Quattro ingredients
Talc, Mica, Triticum Vulgare Starch/Triticum Vulgare** (Wheat) Starch*, Zea Mays Starch/Zea Mays(Corn) Starch*, Phytosqualan, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoamyl Laurate, Zinc Stearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Sorbic Acid, Octyldodecanol*,** Silica. (+/-) May Contain: Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891(Titanium Dioxide)
**Only in Matte Colors. ***Only in Pearly Colors.