June 23rd, 2014 by Crystal
I’ve been on a roll the past few months with my newest obsession of strong and bold lip colors. In a moment of whimsy the last time I went shopping, I stopped by the MAC counter at Nordstrom and couldn’t help walking away with two new lipsticks.
Of course a trusty lip liner is a must for this kind of look, but so is flawless skin. I want all the attention on my lips, so the skin should just be clean and luminous to let the lips shine.
June 20th, 2014 by Crystal
With nail art, there’s a lot of pressure to be original and unique, which is the most time-consuming part of the process. Even something as simple as choosing an accent nail can be an agonizing decision.
Sometimes I just want a quick and easy manicure, so the Ciaté Shell Manicure Kit ($25 US) is a great little fix for fun Summer-ready nails.
June 17th, 2014 by Crystal
The past few times I’ve gone shopping, I’ve been on the hunt for a big floppy straw hat with a black band. I can envision myself wearing it all the time this Summer with huge cat-eye sunnies and fun, bold lip colors.
Something about this look says classic yet fun to me, and I can’t imagine it without the perfect winged eyeliner. My current pick has been the Napoleon Perdis Matte Eye Ink ($28 US.
June 16th, 2014 by Crystal
When it comes to eyeshadows, I like formulas that encourage luminosity and create a bright-eyed look. Naturally, I was beyond excited to see that NARS had come up with a new eyeshadow formula for Summer 2014 that promises both “luminous sheen” and intense color.
Releasing this July on narscosmetics.com, the NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29 US) will be available in 12 colors. The biggest draw for this particular product is that it is designed to be used both wet and dry to achieve different effects.
June 10th, 2014 by Crystal
As someone who obsesses over the tiniest variations in color, ombre is a trend that I personally am not giving up. I adore the subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle!) gradation that really expresses how rich and diverse color is.
So of course, when I saw the new Hard Candy Ombre Lipsticks ($6 US), I was really intrigued and had my fingers crossed that the concept would translate well as a lip color.