I’ve been reviewing products left and right lately, and I have 3 that you’ll want to check out. One is brand new, another is an old goodie, and still another is one you may not have known existed. Keep reading for more information!
MAKE and We-See Beauty
MAKE is the first for-benefit colour cosmetics line launching on WeSeeBeauty.com– a for-benefit marketplace of ideas, stories and products that support the cooperative movement. One-third of all MAKE product sales will support the non-profit organization, the We See Beauty Foundation, dedicated to incubate and accelerate women-led, worker owned cooperatives. The foundation’s first project is establishing a cooperative in Brooklyn, NY called Do Good Be Beautiful, that will create and sell its own healthy cleaning and personal care products.
MAKE encourages creative self-expression and introduces a new way of interpreting and celebrating beauty. In addition to the complete range of core products, MAKE will pair two unique artists each season to create a concept collection. The first partnership pairs furniture and interiors designer Faye Toogood (who has worked with Opening Ceremony, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen( with makeup artist Ayami Nishimura to create the new Medieval Collection.
Their Soft Focus foundation
comes in 16 shades. Mine was a little too dark, but I’m sure if I wanted to buy another, I’d be able to find a better match. I’m wearing it below, sheered out majorly with a BB cream. They are not tested on animals, cruelty-free, vegan, fragrance-free, paraben-free, and hypoallergenic.
Their Silk Satin Lipstick in the shade Amethyst
, was a touch dark on me and not something I’d normally wear so I’m keeping it for Halloween! On darker skin colors, this would be gorgeous.
The brow pen
was my favorite product of the line. It allowed me to do short, quick strokes to get great looking eyebrows! It is very comparable to other high end brand brow markers.
Lastly, the eyeshadow in Yellow Brick Road
was a shade I wouldn’t normally wear but I’m glad I got to try. I swept it over the entire lid in this picture. It is very highly pigmented, and again would probably look best on someone with darker skin. It is a really fun color not for everyday, but for when you’re feeling a little Avante-garde.
Just for fun, and since yellow eyeshadow is so “in” right now, I wanted to show you another way to pull off this color. I recently reviewed Make Up For Ever’s Technicolor Palette
. My look below shows how you can pull off yellow just in the inner corner.
Swedish singer and songwriter Sibel is the model for Face Stockholm’s Spring 2013 line of makeup! Her music portfolio is metaphor for the transformation of the spring season= the colors vibrate with the beat and the exuberant energy captured in the look personifies the exclamation of reaching the highest note. Check out her hot pink eyeshadow above! It reminds me of Urban Decay’s famous Woodstock shade.
Nastan Svart Matte Eyeshadow (black- top left)
Pearl Shadow #24 (hot pink)
Matte Basic Lipstick
I love these two eyeshadows. The pink is a nice color to put in your outer corner for a pop of color when you’re feeling sassy, or you can use it as a wash over the whole lid, like their model Sibel did. A matte black eyeshadow always comes in handy in my stash. I frequently use it in my crease, or go over my gel eyeliner with this to set it. The lip colors are pretty basic and nude, so they’ll fit in great with any look you put together.
Lip liner with the lipstick over top. As you can see, it’s creamy but doesn’t have a ton of shine.
If you’re looking for a similar (not nearly a dupe) color, I recommend Curviest Caramel by Clinique from their Chubby Stick Intense line. Curviest Caramel is on the left, and Face Stockholm’s shade is on the right. Curviest Caramel is slightly more flattering on me, but both are great nudes for the season.
Did you know that just like Sephora, Nordstrom has their own brand of makeup? Aside from having all of the amazing makeup counters- Benefit, Lancome, Origins, etc, they also have their own line that they carry. This is pretty great news, because they have a ton of products. Check them out on their website.
This pink makeup bag is great because it’s deep and wide, and will store all the essentials for travel. It also has a shiny exterior that will easily wipe off a mess if you’re like me and get your makeup everywhere!
This classic red shade is a gorgeous color, and runs at $8.50, which is pretty standard for high end nail polish. I love a bright red nail, and Nordstrom’s nail polish line boasts 42 gorgeous shades of nail polish. Check ’em out.
This eye palette has NAKED palette worthy shades, but is about half the price, and has a handy built in tutorial. I followed the directions down the right side (shimmer shades) to put my look together that I’m wearing down below!
This is a very handy kit for travel. It reminds me of some of my Stila kits that I have. In this palette, you have a blush, a bronzer, and 6 shades of eyeshadow. The bronzer proved to be perfect for contouring, and the blush when placed on the apples of my cheeks, reminded me of Nars Orgasm blush (but at a fraction of the cost!) The finishing brush pictured above was also used in my look. I used it to diffuse my foundation, and also to apply my blush! I found it picked up the perfect amount of color.
Here is my Nordstrom’s Beauty look! I love the way the blush looks soft on my cheeks but still makes me look very awake. My mascara is Hypnose Star by Lancome
, and my lips are Kiss Me lipgloss by Beauty For Real
I love the shimmering golds in this look!
So there you have it: a brand new make up line (MAKE), an oldie but goodie (Face Stockholm), and something that’s been there all along, that you might not have known about (Nordstrom Beauty).
If you haven’t seen Nordstrom’s Beauty brand, I urge you to give them a try. Often, a store will come out with their own palettes that are just as good as the ones by some of the big brand names. I noticed over Christmas that Macy’s came out with their own palettes too.
Thanks for reading!