5 Faves: Summertime Coppers

Copper is a great color for summer and fall (though surely you can wear it any time of the year!), but it has a brightness and often comes in a more shimmery finish so it gives off that summer vibe while the reddish tones read autumnal as well. Here are a few summer favorites:

  1. Sephora Sly as a Fox — a matte copper eyeliner
  2. MAC Coppering — a shimmery, copper eyeshadow
  3. Becca Songbird — a luminous coppery blush
  4. NYX Wrath — a metallic copper lipstick
  5. Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper — a lighter copper eyeshadow

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Top 10: Best of NARS

Next in our brand focus: NARS! Another brand with a massive permanent range to choose favorites from, which always makes it a challenge. It was particularly frustrating to only pick a few from the Audacious lipstick range, as there are so many great shades in it! Here’s where I started to narrow down to my final top ten (at the moment!). What are your favorites from NARS?

  1. NARS Kauai Eyeshadow Duo
  2. NARS Vivien Audacious Lipstick
  3. NARS Thasos Nail Polish
  4. NARS Subra Dual Intensity Eyeshadow
  5. NARS Dominique Audacious Lipstick
  6. NARS Transvaal Eye Paint
  7. NARS Anna Audacious Lipstick
  8. NARS Dolce Vita Blush
  9. NARS Kelly Audacious Lipstick
  10. NARS Lovejoy Blush

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Top 10: Best of Urban Decay

I think the first product I fell in love with from Urban Decay was their eyeliner (though possibly their eyeshadow… it’s been awhile!). Over the last couple of years, they’ve really expanded their range to be more comprehensive again (I feel like they were comprehensive when I first got into makeup but wasn’t following the brand, and then a lot of core products, like blush, were MIA for years). With great difficulty, I managed to narrow down to a top ten, but if you’re curious, here is what I started whittling it down from. What are your favorites from Urban Decay?

  1. Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow
  2. Urban Decay Stash 24/7 Liner
  3. Urban Decay Strip Lipstick
  4. Urban Decay Dive Bar Eyeshadow
  5. Urban Decay Catfight Lipstick
  6. Urban Decay Fireball Eyeshadow
  7. Urban Decay Bittersweet Blush
  8. Urban Decay Quiver Lipgloss
  9. Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow
  10. Urban Decay Rapture Blush

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Top 10: Best of Guerlain

Long-time readers will know that I’ve been a fan of Guerlain’s products for a very long time, and a lot of my holy grail base products are from them (like my discontinued but beloved Parure Gold!). I’m not as enamored with their eyeshadow or blush formula, but their Rouge Gs remain my favorite lipsticks of all-time. The formula is long-wearing, hydrating, comfortable to wear, and pigmented, and the only thing that makes them hard to love is the wallet-killing price tag of $53 (and I remember when they were $48 or so!). If you’ve tried Guerlain, I’d love to hear your personal favorites! :)

  1. Guerlain Les Voilettes Pressed Powder
  2. Guerlain Mythics Voyage Powder
  3. Guerlain Garconne Rouge G
  4. Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  5. Guerlain Gracia Rouge G
  6. Guerlain Gipsy Rouge G
  7. Guerlain Rouge d’Enfer Nail Lacquer
  8. Guerlain Gemma Rouge G
  9. Guerlain Gisela Rouge G
  10. Guerlain Geneva Rouge G

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Top 10: Best of MAC Cosmetics

This was a tough one, because MAC’s range is ridiculously expansive and most formulas have a lot of shades, so it can be difficult to narrow it down to a mere ten favorites! (You can check out my initial pull of favorites here.) I’ve only included permanent favorites, but these are some of my all-time favorite MAC products from over the years.  What are your favorite MAC products, past or present?

  1. MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow
  2. MAC Lucky Green Eyeshadow
  3. MAC Blue Peep Fluidline
  4. MAC Marque Lipstick
  5. MAC Sea Worship Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
  6. MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick
  7. MAC Be a Lady Lipstick
  8. MAC Copperplate Eyeshadow
  9. MAC Fathoms Deep Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
  10. MAC Lovecloud Blush

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<