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Anastasia Summer 2017 Eyeshadows (Part 1)

01/07

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow

Anastasia Summer 2017 | Look Details

Anastasia Summer 2017 | Look Details

Enchanted

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, violet purple with cooler undertones and a frosted finish. The consistency was rather dense, almost thick compared to most of the brand’s formulas (including other frost/metallic shades) but is incredibly pigmented. I would recommend using a flat synthetic brush or medium dome-shaped eyeshadow brush (I used MAC’s 239 just fine with this). If you’re familiar with the more recent silicone-heavy eyeshadows that have released lately, you’ll enjoy the formula as it has that same creamy, smooth feel. The eyeshadow adhered beautifully to bare skin, still blended out, and stayed on for nine hours on me.

The new single eyeshadows will be available at online retailers on June 13th and in stores on June 23rd but are available through Anastasia now.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Enchanted
Enchanted
Enchanted
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palettes for Summer 2017

Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette for Summer 2017
Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette for Summer 2017

Inspired by Huda Kattan’s hack of layering oil with powder highlighter to amplify her glow, this palette is packed with two different textures. The Melted Strobe, a pearlescent creamy formula, is enriched with karite butter for a flawless, lit-from-within canvas to layer on powders. The three, light-catching pressed pearls are staggered in complimentary tones to give you sculpted, 3D radiance. With effortless blendability and layering power, this palette lets you build and sculpt your highlight to a desired level of radiance—from subtle, natural radiance to an all-over glow.

Availability

June 2017

The Details

3D Highlighter Palette | $45.00 | Limited Edition

  • Gold Sand Warm gold
  • Pink Sand Light pink

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Bobbi Brown Island, Nude Beach, Sunkissed Glow Sticks

01/04

Bobbi Brown Island Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Island Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Island Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Island Glow Stick

Island

Bobbi Brown Island Glow Stick ($36.00 for 0.31 oz.) is medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a dewy finish on the skin, as the formula never dried down. While the finish was always luminous, it had terrible wear–on its own, it had slid around noticeably on my skin after four hours of wear. When I tried it over my liquid foundation, it moved my base around a ton and created a lot of patchiness within two hours of wear. It had sheer coverage, and the pearl in this particular shade made it look spectacular but just required so much maintenance, care, and touch-ups.

It’s supposed to be a “creamy, lightweight highlighter” with “sheer” coverage that gives “an instant, sun-kissed glow that lasts all day.” The formula was very emollient with a lot of slip and wetness; it never dried down and always felt slick on the skin. All of the shades I tried were sheer, and they were not buildable, so several shades ended up looking very similar on my skin tone (but may look more or less different on other skin tones/undertones). The emollient feel of the formula did not play well with products (primers, cream/powder/liquid foundations or blushes).

Bobbi Brown Glow Stick Island
Island

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Thanks for Karen for today's question!

How do you decide what eye makeup to wear?

It usually is based on what I need to test next! If I have a few palettes that I’m testing, then I might coordinate with whatever else I’m testing/wearing or try to make both eyes “match” in a general sense, like neutrals on both eyes rather than bold blues on one and golds on the other!

— Christine

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