Lip gloss is one thing I just can’t seem to have enough of. The perfect nude, the perfect pink… The search never ends! Luckily I’ve added a few new favorites to my lip gloss collection thanks to theBalm‘s latest release, Read My Lips! This self-proclaimed ‘smart-mouthed’ lip gloss (packed with ginseng, by the way) comes in 11 gorgeous shades, some opaque and some sheer. If you’re into rich, luxe lip gloss shades, these are for you! I’ve already picked my favorites (Bam! and Snap!… Duh. You know I was going to go for the nude and the pink!) but the darker, more rich shades are to die for if you’re into a more dramatic lip.
A smoky eye isn’t in my usual beauty routine. I very rarely reach for my 4 different blending brushes to make a smoky look like this happen! But It had been a while since I’d ventured into dramatic territory so I figured I was due for an updated smoky eye makeup tutorial. This time I kept the lids glimmering in gold and focused most of the intensity on the bottom lash line for an extra smoky look.
I’ve been patiently waiting to reveal a brand new collection from Sigma that’s all about my favorite makeup step: Brows!! Sigma’s new Frame Up collection focuses on brows and brows only: The Brow Expert Kit, Highlight Duo, and Brow Pencil.
The Brow Expert Kit (in Light, Medium, or Dark) comes with everything you need to create the perfect set of arches: It’s got a brow powder duo with one lighter and one darker brow powder, a pair of tweezers, scissors for trimming, a double ended brush and spooly tool, brow wax to keep everything in place, a highlight duo for your brow bone, and a sharpener to keep your brow wax in good shape! It’s the complete kit for A-Z brow maintenance. But if you’re more accustomed to filling in your brows with a pencil, they’ve also launched four brand new brow pencils which I use practically every day.
Just got word that Stila will be having a huge promo this week, starting today!! Beginning at 3pm PST today, enjoy 40% off site-wide (excluding sale items) using code STILAMOMS40. That’s a huge savings so now is the time to pick up some of your favorite Stila products! Keep in mind it’s one time use per customer so make sure you’re getting all your favorites at once. You have until Wednesday, May 7 to enjoy 40% off so happy shopping!!
Here are some of my Stila favorites:
Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow
You’ve definitely seen my blog post about these… They’re so addictive! My favorite is Kitten but lately I’ve been using the Metallic Rose Quartz.
Sweet Treat Bronzing Powder
This one is a must-have: If you’re looking for a subtle wash of warm bronze with just the slightest sheen to it, this is it! The peach squares give this bronzer a nice soft finish.
These have been some of my favorite cream blushes for years. I use them on my cheeks and even my lips! But the colors are what make these a cut above the rest: Petunia, Lillium, and Gerbera are my faves.