5 Subtle Highlighting Eyeshadows

5 Subtle Highlight Eyeshadows

When it comes to choosing a highlighter, the best kind tend to have a satin-like finish–not too frosted or shimmery, but not entirely matte, because it will reflect light without looking metallic. Both matte and more shimmery highlighters have their place, though 🙂 Choices for highlighters can vary based on skin tone, as one that works for really pale skin may look very stark against a deeper skin tone.

  1. MAC Brule — MAC has a huge selection of pale beige shades; I also suggest Dazzlelight, Bisque, Blanc Type, Shroom, and Vanilla
  2. Inglot #355 — pale peach with subtle warm undertones
  3. Burberry Trench — light satiny beige
  4. MAC Grain — beige-brown with a subtle sheen
  5. MAC Ricepaper — surprisingly universal shade of beige with subtle yellow undertones

What’s your go-to highlighter for eyes?

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Rich Lip Color ($23.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “raspberry pink.” It’s a lightened raspberry pink with a creamy finish (no shimmer) and opaque color coverage. Chanel Destinee is similar but a little darker, touch more red in it. MAC Deliciously Forbidden is deeper, darker. MAC Positively Dashing is darker, less bright. MAC Red Dwarf is much darker. Milani Sexy Rose is darker, redder, and frosted. Bobbi Brown Rose Blossom is darker. Bobbi Brown Plum Rose is darker and redder. The last two are similar, though.

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Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Wild Rose
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer violet pink.” It’s a sheer pop of purpled pink with cool, berry-like undertones. This formula is supposed to be sheer, so the color is just right; it’s noticeable but not dominating and lets the natural lip color come through. I couldn’t think of a perfect dupe for the color, though. Illamasqua Move has similar coloring but it’s opaque, so it looks very different.

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Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Lip Gloss Ultra Violet
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
86%

Color Club Blossoming Collection for Spring 2012


Color Club Blossoming Collection for Spring 2012

With the beautiful budding flowers of the season as an inspiration, rich color has bloomed! Add Diamond Drops topcoat for a “morning rain-kissed” effect. Blossoming features six nail polishes — from Hydrangea Kiss, Sweetpea and Blue-ming to Blushing Rose and Lavendarling. This new vegan, formaldehyde, toluene and DBP-free collection is sure to signal spring is in the air… or blossoming.

  • Hydrangea Kiss Dusty blue-purple creme
  • Sweetpea Rosy pink creme
  • Blue-ming Bright blue-green creme
  • Blushing Rose Baby pink creme
  • Lavendarling Dusty purple creme
  • Diamond Drops Silver ice flake polish

availability: $8.00 each, February 2012. All Color Club products are made in the USA and are not tested on animals. Products are available at shopcolorclub.com.

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Bobbi Brown Cosmic Pink Sheer Color Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Cosmic Pink Sheer Color Lip Gloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer neon pink.” If the formula name didn’t give it away: this gloss is designed to be sheer. It may look neon pink in the tube, but it gave my lips a tinted pink look–just a more intensified pink of my natural lip color (which looks like a corpse’s lips). Chanel Pink Pulsion is a bit more pigmented. MAC Electro Lush is more pigmented and shimmered.

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Bobbi Brown Cosmic Pink Sheer Color Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Lip Gloss Cosmic Pink
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
86%

Becca Majorca Automatic Eye Pencil

Becca Majorca Automatic Eye Pencil ($23.00 for 0.013 oz.) is described as an “intense black.” The formula is supposed to have intense pigmentation, be long-wearing, waterproof, and smudge-proof. The level of intensity is pretty good; it’s definitely a rich black–not a soft black here–but there are more intense blacks on the market. It is a cool-toned black, which means it doesn’t have any brown tones to it.

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Becca Majorca Automatic Eye Pencil

Becca Majorca Automatic Eye Pencil

D+
Product
4
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
3
Application
4.5
Total
68%