Because I get tons of products in my subscription boxes I’m super picky about what I purchase for myself so I tend to add just a couple new items per season. As we move closer to summer, I thought I’d share some more of my Spring picks.
Neutrals are great, but I’d been craving some pop of colors for my eyes. I was particularly looking for some watercolor type shades that would bring out my brown eyes.
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Clearwater
Description: “A long-wearing blendable cream shadow that can be worn alone or with other products.”
I’d been searching for some cream shadows and heard that MACs were amazing. This sea foam shade was so lovely it just called out my name. These paint pots are hardcore and when they say longwear, they mean it. I used this with a primer and even with my hooded, oilh lids it didn’t budge. I layered other colors over it and still it did not move. One of my favorite combos was to top Clearwater with Laura Mercier’s Fairy Dust Eye Shimmer in Crushed Lapis. It gives this really pretty boho festival vibe look that isn’t too over the top. Unfortunately, I think the Fairy Dust shimmers have been discontinued, but I think MUFE’s Star Powder in White Turquoise will give you a similar effect.
MAKE UP FOR EVER – Artist Palette Volume 3 – Florals
Description: “A collectible, makeup palette with eight must-have Artist Shadow formulas and one blush in fresh, neutral, and softly colorful shades.”
I’d been lusting after this palette from Makeup Forever (MUFE) for a long time, so when Sephora had a sale for VIB members, I grabbed it. These colors have a lovely saturation and include a nice mix of neutrals, brights and pastels. I was surprised at how wearable the straw yellow shade was and the lavender looked amazing with my coloring. Some of these colors may look a little intimidating, but they blend well and can work with a lot of different skin tones. The two blue shades are so so gorgeous and I can’t wait to experiment with them in the summer. If you want to try out color and not commit to an entire palette of bright neons, consider this one. It includes enough neutrals and softer shades to give you lots of flexibility.
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