NYX Cosmetics is a really fun brand that has an array of colors for a great price. Their powder blush in Cinnamon has easily become one of my favorite orange blushes- and the $6 price tag is more than reasonable. Do I think this name is appropriate for the color? Not so much…but who cares! This just shows that you can make a great looking blush for anyone- even those who can’t afford higher end brands. I wish more mass brands incorporated orange- it isn’t as scary as it seems! In my opinion, orange is the new red.
Don’t be frightened- this blush’s bark is bigger than it’s bite. It applies at the perfect opacity so you don’t end up with clown cheeks. (Makeup PET PEEVE!) There was this girl in my high school that wore bright orange blush striped from her nose to her temple, pretty much. Yikes! I like to apply blush with an angled contour brush, such as the Sigma F40 to get the perfect look. If you apply your blush too harshly, blend it out using your powder brush so you don’t deposit any more color to your cheeks!
You can find this product for $6 at NYX online, ULTA, and some drugstores.
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Topshop, an amazingly trendy store based in the UK also has their own makeup line that I’ve been lusting over for quite a while. I’ve had this since April when I went to New York, and I’m obsessed. It’s chubby-pencil stick makes it perfect for application anywhere. Of course I have the bright orange, called Hedonist. I’ve got to say, that’s a clever little name for this color- it’s definition is “pursuit or devotion to pleasure.” And I am definitely a hedonist when it comes to beauty!
These Lip Sticks cost $15 and can be found on Topshop’s website or at their retail stores.
It’s basically a perfect orange- matte and pigmented. I also like to use this as a base for some lipsticks that are sheerer with a glossy finish. Thank God Topshop is coming to Los Angeles!
Sephora released a trio of tangerine tango inspired lipsticks in honor of Pantone’s color of the year. I was super excited when I saw Sunset Rhythm, a bright TRUE orange. For only $12, you get an awesomely packaged magnetic closing little tube of lipstick with the traditional Sephora “S” shape imprinted on the lipstick.
I am in love with this lipstick in every single way possible. I’d definitely recommend this one- it’s a great price for what you’re getting with good quality to boot!
It’s build-able coverage makes it perfect for everyone. Let me know if you have this lipstick and how you like it! See ya next week!
MAC Cosmetics’ Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection came out quite a while ago, but this beauty is still worth a post! MAC’s Tendertones, famed for their moisturizing qualities and strawberry-kiwi scent and taste!
The Tendertones have the same packaging as MAC Paint Pots and the like. I love that MAC uses glass packaging because it feels nice and sturdy.
Purring is a gorgeous orange color that has no shimmer-my kind of product! These, to me, are a mix between a balm and a gloss, so you get moisturization benefits as well as some shine!
So there you have it! Have you ever tried a MAC Tendertone? These were limited edition, but you could possibly find these at a CCO!
As you may have already heard, Rimmel London collaborated with model Kate Moss to create a line of lipsticks. I decided to pick up #12 because it looked promising on swatches I had seen on other blogs. I’ve got to say, it didn’t exactly live up to the hype for me personally, but I know a lot of others would love it because it is a coral-orange, rather than straight up carrot-orange. It is a nice lipstick, however, because it is not drying and smells nice!
It definitely has nice pigment for a drugstore lipstick! You can find this online or at some mass retailers for about $5. Have you guys tried any of these out?