Music artist Halsey is the latest to team up with Mac Cosmetics to design a product for the company’s Future Forward collection. Halsey designed a blue-grey lipstick, which she describes as the perfect androgynous shade (pictured below). I’ve personally added it to my wishlist.
You can watch the trailer for the lipstick below, and check out the rest of the collection here
Eyebrows - Wet n’ Wild ColorIcon Kohl Eyeliner in Simma Brown Now!
Eyeshadow - Too Faced Romantic Palette (colors: “I Do,” “Unveil,” “Honeymoon,” and “Ever After”)
Eyeliner - E.L.F. Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black
Mascara - N.Y.C. Full Impact Big & Bold
Foundation - Covergirl Clean in Ivory
Powder - Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear in Translucent Light
Concealer - Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Fair
Lips - NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Berlin”
Contour - The Balm bronzer in “Bahama Mama”
Highlighter - Cornsilk Skin Brightener
I've been seeing this trend all over Instagram, and recently a few of my friends have been trying this trend and loving it. I've used Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks and NYX soft matte lip creams and both work great. I'm personally a huge fan of this trend and love using pinks and reds and mauves in the spring to add some color to my face.
Like the video notes, these are technically safe for the eye area so play and paint at your own risk.
I was first attracted to this line of lipstick from NYX because of their vibrant colors. While NYX is actively expanding their colors for their Soft Matte Lip Creams (which I’m obsessed with), they do not offer lavender, bright purple, or grey shades like they do for their Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks.
I bought two so far; Sway (a lavender shade) and Stone Fox (a deep grey with blue undertones), and I love them both. They are very lightweight, and are quick to dry matte after applying them. I love how bright they are, although I do warn you that they are a little dry. I usually apply a thin layer of chapstick over them and have no problems after that.
I love Sway and Stone Fox, and I think my next color purchase will likely be Vintage (a plum with mauve undertones) or Sandstone (a neutral light beige). You can check out all of the colors here, and buy them online or at your local Target.
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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 foundation in 810
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC15
Milani The Multitasker Powder in 01
Nars blush in Madly
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Powder in Light to Medium (Fawn and Banana)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Venus as highlight
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
NYX Extreme Shine Eyeliner in Jet Black
Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liner in Everlast
L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Miss Manga Waterproof Blackest Black
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood
NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu
Colored eyebrows have been popping up everywhere lately; from my Instagram feed to the covers of magazines. Some people began coloring their brows to match their candy-colored hair, and the trend soon evolved to be more wearable for everyone regardless of their hair color. I’ve seen people experiment with colored brows despite having blonde or brown hair, light brows with dark hair (and vice versa), and even glitter brows.
Personally, I love this trend. I don’t think I would personally wear colored eyebrows to work or running errands, but I definitely think they can be done tastefully to accompany any style. You can look more into trend with this article from Brit Co, or look at the#ColoredBrows tag on Instagram, featured below.
I was first drawn to The Balm Cosmetics http://www.thebalm.com/ for their vinatge-inspired packaging. Each palette, eyeshadow, concealer, and bronzer has a unique name and comic-style pin-up girl (or guy) to accompany it. From their Put a Lid on It eyeshadow primer, to their Powder to the People brush set, The Balm Cosmetics is one of the greatest brands I’ve ever found.
I recently invested in their Bahama Mama bronzer (pictured below), which is perfect for contouring. I also love the colors in their NUDE’tude, Nude Dude, and Meet Matt(e) Nude palettes (all pictured below).
The Balm Cosmetics also offers cleansers, scrubs, toners, serums, masks, and eye treatments for different skin types (normal, dry, oily), as well as shampoos, conditioners, and styling products for your hair. Personally, I have heard great things about their En Root Hair Shine Serum, which is made with green tea, bamboo, and rice.
If you’re looking for new hair and makeup products, I highly suggest looking at The Balm Cosmetics’ website. They are more pricey than drugstore makeup (ranging from $15-45 depending on the product), but they are cruelty-free and have received a lot of positive reviews.
You can find The Balm Cosmetics products through Birchbox and Kohl’s. Select products are sometimes available at TJ Maxx and other discount stores, but it is unknown which stores may carry them.
NOTE: None of the photos are our own, don't sue us over photos of makeup pls
This December, try some new makeup looks with the following trends! Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad believes that heavy eye shadow, especially in the color kajal (think evergreen), will be huge. Think big and smoky, like the following pictures (taken from Ferragni’s blog here) from the following designers.
If you’re looking for something more subtle, check out the picture below from the Toga show (image from Cosmo) for a more 80s-inspired look.
Marc Jacobs is another inspiration you can use for a full-face look. The A/W15 show featured very defined brows, grey lids, and darker stained lips. The below images were taken from here and here.
Finally, as always, dark lips will be everywhere. Think dark berry colors, purples, blacks, greys, reds, and browns. You can look at a masterpost of our favorite dark lipsticks here. The below image was taken from Pinterest.
*NOTE: None of the images in this post are our own and belong to their corresponding links.
Many brunettes are rejoicing in the fact that they can have rainbow-colored hair without having to strip their dark locks to blonde. Oil slick hair is the use of colors (mainly blues, greens, and purples) on top of dark hair to resemble an oil spill.
I found some of the best examples of oil slick hair on Instagram for you to look at below. My favorite oil slick style is by Guy Tang, since it’s colorful but also very muted and subtle.
#oilslickhair on Instagram live feed
Halloween calls for bright and bold makeup, with colors or new techniques you wouldn’t otherwise wear on a normal basis. I’ve included some basics for Halloween makeup below, so no matter what costume you choose, you’ll be ready.
NYX Wicked Lippies (Image from here). While all of these colors are perfect for the Halloween season, my personal favorites are Betrayal, Sinful, Cold-hearted, and Envy.
Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette (Image from here). This palette offers the best and brightest eye shadow colors that will pop on any skin tone. My favorites are Fringe and Freak.
MAC Pigments (Image from here). MAC offers high-quality pigments in a variety of colors. This product is perfect for long-wear, or if you want a very strongly pigmented eye makeup.
NYX Macaron Lippies (Image from here). My favorites in this collection by NYX are Lavender, Blue Velvet, Key Lime, and Chambord.
MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection (2014) (Image from here). Even though this collection is nearly a year old, it is still offers some of the best Halloween makeup. I especially love the glitter (in Gold and 3D Black) and nail polishes (in Bad Fairy and Formidable). It may difficult to find products from this collection available for sale, as it is a year old. I suggest looking at Amazon or Ebay to start.
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick (Image from here). The perfect Halloween shades from this collection are Slayer, Poe, Gothica, Coven, and Vampira.
NYX Special Effects Lashes (Image from here). NYX makes some of the best fake eyelashes I’ve ever used, and these special effects ones are no exception. If your costume requires crazy eyelashes, I definitely suggest looking into this collection. If you’re unable to find the pair you like through Ulta, try looking at the Blanc to Noir shop.
Note: We are not affiliated with any of the products in this post. None of the images in this post are own, and are all linked to their respective sources.
What we put on our faces.