I love BECCA highlighters and I’m always waiting for the brand to release new ones so I can try them! The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Prismatic Amethyst is their latest limited-edition shade and I couldn’t wait to check it out. Prismatic Amethyst is the newest shade in a sea of unusually colored highlighters that have been popping up recently. This is described as a lavender duo-chrome with a holographic effect to it. Initially I was unsure if this highlighter would work for me as I’m pretty warm-toned and this looked really cool and light but once I tried it on at the store, I had to have it. It’s so pretty and a lot more subtle than I was expecting.
It’s no secret that I am a lover of pink lipsticks. I’m not quite sure exactly how many I own (mostly because I’m too embarrassed to count) but it’s a lot. Like, a lot. I can’t help it, I just love them all! They’re great during the winter to add a pop of color to my all-black-and-gray wardrobe and when it’s warmer out they pair perfectly with more colorful outfits. I love all pink lip colors whether they’re light, mod pinks or more nude shades but I especially love bright pinks. I frequently have people ask for recommendations or about the color I’m wearing so here’s a list of the 7 best bright pink lipsticks that you need to own!
After lots of shimmer, glitter, and bright lips in December, I was in need of a makeup refresh. My beauty look in January was all about neutrals and easy-to-apply products. I no longer wanted to spend a lot of time getting my look just right, instead I wanted something I could throw on in a few minutes before running out the door (while still looking good, of course!). There were three products that I kept reaching for over and over again because they always worked with whatever I was wearing and lasted all day long. My January beauty favorites were the Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays, the Blinc Mascara Amplified, and the Catrice Illuminating Blush in Kiss Me Ken 030.
The Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays is a new eye palette that contains six shadows with a unique formulation and a setting powder. These “clay” shadows are a mix between a cream and a powder and they have almost a wet, spongy feel to them. They are designed to be super pigmented and the included setting powder keeps them from wearing off or smudging throughout the day. This palette contains three matte and three metallic shades, all with intense color payoff. The neutral shades can be mixed and matched to create tons of different looks ranging from smudged, smoky eyes to sharp, graphic looks.
December is always such a fun month makeup-wise. It’s full of holidays and parties and lots of time off to play around and experiment. I usually use a lot of different beauty products and go through lots of glitter and red lipsticks. Last month, there were three products that I kept reaching for again and again even as I changed my look over and over. My three December beauty favorites were the Topshop Smoky Eye Palette in Enigma, the It’s Skin Prestige Creme D’Escargot BB Cream, and the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu.
ColourPop is one of those brands that has really taken off in the past couple of years. They have so many different colors and formulas and at $5 each, it’s easy to try out some new trends without worrying if you’re spending too much money on a color you won’t like. They focus on providing excellent formulas at a really low price point and the reviews all seem to be favorable. A friend of mine has been raving about ColourPop for a while now, kind of like how everyone else who has ever tried their products has been. I kept putting off buying anything until finally she got frustrated and gifted me a few items to try. In her attempt to make me a fan, she gave me three different shades of the ColourPop Super Shock Shadow: Party Time, Nillionaire, and Girl Crush.