It wasn't long after I posted the first Eye-Catchers of Winter 2013 that I decided a second one was in store! I kept seeing more products that I wished I had included.
FACE atelier Lip Putty
Lip Putty is a unique, multitasking product that's designed to be worn underneath lipstick. It serves the same purpose as face primer - creating a smooth surface and improving wear. What's especially unique about Lip Putty is that it also hydrates lips, which is essential for me. Lipsticks tend to exacerbate dryness on my lips, settle into lip lines, and rarely last more than an hour or two. Based on the description, Lip Putty sounds like it may be the solution to all three of my lipstick woes!
Inglot AMC Corrective Illuminator
Pen-style, concealer-illuminator hybrids have become very popular in recent years. While they don't always have enough pigment to combat dark circles, I love them for adding natural-looking highlight. Inglot describes the AMC Corrective Illuminator as containing "high-tech spheres and satin pearl pigments." It comes in five shades, ranging from peach and salmon to yellow, so it seems it has the potential to function as a color corrector as well.
NYX Wonder Pencils
A beige eye pencil that won't break the bank... all I can say is FINALLY! And unlike many brands, NYX Wonder Pencils come in three color depths. I haven't seen the actual product yet, but from the promo photo, it looks like the darkest shade is still light enough to brighten the lower waterline yet dark enough that it won't appear too stark and obvious against dark skin tones.
OPI Oz The Great and Powerful Soft Shades Collection Glints of Glinda, Don't Burst My Bubble
I don't think I'll ever stop loving light, neutral tones for nails. As soon as I saw the promo images from the OPI Oz collection, I made a mental note to keep my eye out for swatches of these two shades. Mary at Swatch and Learn said Glints of Glinda is the "closest to Mannequin Hands" she's ever gotten. Don't Burst My Bubble is a very soft white and, while you wouldn't know it from the promo photo, it has hints of pink. (Note: OPI is cruelty-free; however, its parent copy, Coty, is not.)
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
The UD eyeshadow formula is among my very favorite, thanks to their the smooth, almost cream-like texture and strong pigmentation. Given my penchant for matte and neutral shadows, the Naked Basics palette is definitely calling my name. This palette has every shade I'd use for an everyday look. While I do have dupes for some of the colors, the UD formula is the main draw for me. I could see myself using up every shade in this palette. (Note: Urban Decay is cruelty-free; however, its parent copy, L'Oreal, is not.)
Zoya Storm Nail Lacquer A Galaxy of Color Zoya Storm Nail Lacquer
So while I'm usually drawn to light nail colors, sometimes a darker shade comes along that is so striking, I can't pass it up. One look at this celestial beauty and, what can I say - I was mesmerized. Storm is black with tiny gold and silver glitter from the Winter 2012/13 Ornate Collection. For me, it immediately brings to mind a starry night sky.
Have you tried any of these products? What's caught your eye recently?