New Makeup Collections for Summer 2014!

Beauty, Blush, Eyebrow, Eyeliner, Eyeshadow, Limited Edition, Lipstick, Makeup, Mascara

This summer is filled with new makeup collections being released from a few of the brands that I absolutely love. I am always excited for a new collection, especially summer ones filled with bright colors and a lot of shimmer!

dioreyesdiorlipdiorblushdiornail

Dior Color Icons Collection- This collection is to be released in the fall, and it is absolutely beautiful. This is their first ever Pre-fall color collection so there will be a lot of buzz around it! The collection has 2 new lipsticks, a 3 color eye shadow palette, 2 single eye shadow palettes,1 liquid eyeliner, 2 fluid sticks, 1 blush, and 3 nail polishes. Dior is out of my price range, but if I was to splurge, it would certainly be on one of their beautiful lipsticks,fluid sticks, or the triple palette because I love all gold eye shadow and I can never have too many. The fluid stick is basically a cross between a lipstick and a lip gloss, I have tried them on before and they really stand in a league of their own. At first, this collection will be exclusive to Nordstrom but for those of you that don’t have a Nordstrom near you, just go on their website. Obviously only images have been released so there are no swatches but as soon as I get my hands on the physical products I will review them!

illamasqualipillimasquablush

Illamasqua Matte Effect Collection- This collection is right up my alley! It is to be released sometime this summer. Surprisingly, I have never owned anything from this brand but I hear amazing things about both their blushes and lipsticks. This is a mini collection with just 1 blush and 3 Matte Lip Liquids. The liquids come in clear tubes that look like gloss, go on wet, and apparently dry to matte within seconds. From the swatches I’ve seen, they remind me of the LimeCrime Velvetines that I have written about in an earlier post. I honestly could not choose what color I want, I may have to have them both. Forbidden is a beautiful blue based mid tone pink that reminds me of cotton candy. Surrender is a peachy pale pink color.Exotic is a true bright orange which I obviously am all about. It’s certainly the bolder choice of the three, but it looks beautiful and orange is totally on trend right now. The blush, flirtatious, is a peachy/orangey color that would go great paired with the Exotic lip liquid. Obviously as the name suggests it is completely matte and I think it will pair well with both light and dark complexions because its a very versatile color.

lorac2

Lorac Pro Palette 2- For those of you not familiar with the original Lorac Pro Palette, it is a staple of many eye shadow collections. Obviously not as widely known as the Urban Decay Naked Palette, but its up there. Like its successor, the pro palette 2 has pretty much every color you could want or need, ranging from completely matte to shimmer overload. It has amazing colors for a smokey eye and also colors to complement your every day look. A lot of the colors are pretty basic, but I find the 2 palette has a few more outside the box colors than the first. It is originally being released exclusively at ulta, so again if you don’t have one near you, go for the website. It doesn’t hurt that their website always seems to have some type of special promotion or discount going on!

 

Daily makeup inspiritation!

Beauty, Bronzer, Eyebrow, Eyeliner, Illuminator, Lipstick, MAC, Makeup, Mascara

Today i’m giving you a little glimpse into my summertime makeup routine. As you know, I am a certified Lipstick nut so the first thing I choose is usually my lipstick then work my other makeup around it. Today I put on a tiny bit more than usual just for the sake of this blog post, but its pretty much on point.

balmshelterpopsunkissedloumacheroineSumita_MiniEyelinerKitmaybeline

I started with “The Balm” Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer in light. This moisturizer also comes in a color even lighter than light that I heard is great for those that are super light. Since I already have some color from the beach the past 2 weekends, I don’t need much more than that for my base. Next, I did “POP beauty” Sunkissed bronzer just over my forehead and cheeks. If I wear it anywhere else I end up having that whole different color neck/face business. I shied away from blush today since my skin is always much redder in the summer. Instead, I opted for Luminizer. Of course I used the “The Balm” Mary-Lou Manizer, which comes in a powder compact and literally makes me glow inside and out! I wish you could hear me squealing every time I write about it. I have my other makeup favorite, Mac Heroine Matte Lipstick on my lips. On my eyes I have both Sumida eyeliner in purple (came in my birchbox) and Earth lights Mascara (picked it up at a farmers market in Paris). Lastly, I used the Maybelline Expert Eye brow pencil to give my brows a little shape and darken them a bit. TA-DA here i am in all my glory. A little different than the queen helene masque picture eh?

All about EYEBROWS

Eyebrow, Makeup

Eyebrows are for sure one of the latest crazes. Historically, a bold dark eyebrow comes and goes with the times, but with people like Cara Delevigne and Lilly Collins gracing the cover of our magazines, people are going crazy for a stand out brow. At first, it was a tough bandwagon to jump on with my light eyebrows but with the proper amount of research I found the foolproof ways to hop on the eyebrow train!

benefitgimme

Benefit Gimmebrow This is currently my first choice on the list. It comes in two shades, one for blondes and one for brunettes. If you have a super dark brow, it might not be dark enough but if you’re on the lighter end of the spectrum, it should be perfect. According to Benefit, the spoolie brush grabs onto the fibers on your hairs and fills in the patchy spots. The wand resembles a mascara brush but it is cone shaped and much smaller to go with the shape of the eyebrow. Even if you overdo it with the brush, all you need to do is blend and it’s basically foolproof. Benefit seems to always be ahead of the crowd with their innovative new products, and this product further proves it!

maybeline

Maybelline expert wear brow and eye pencil My Co-worker turned me onto this pencil and I haven’t looked back since. It comes 2 in a packet for about 4 dollars which is amazing, especially considering how great the product works and that i’m constantly losing small things like pencils. I am NOT and I repeat NOT an eyebrow pencil person. I tend to get those crazy lines and dark eyebrows that make me look, well, frightening. With this pencil, none of that. I hardly ever have to sharpen it (I know sharpening can be a big turn off for some consumers) and it goes on flawlessly. It almost looks like a lead pencil to me, so I can tell the color is light enough to go with my skin tone. Definitely not something I would have picked up on my own, but I am glad I found it!

macbrowset

Mac Brow Set This collection is new to Mac. I guess they saw the eyebrow trend was taking over and couldn’t resist jumping on it. It reminds me alot of the gimmebrow with the same mascara wand but a different formula and the wand is slightly larger. It also has more color options for those of you who don’t find a perfect match in either of Benefits 2 shades. They also have a clear one if you’re into that just to tame your brows. I personally use the “girl boy” which is described as a fawn blonde and I love it. It’s a slightly ashy color but it looks so natural on my face. Give it a try at your local Mac counter and let me know what you think since there’s currently not nearly enough reviews online!