Like many of you, I'm constantly reading about beauty, seeing images of new releases, and trying new products. The sheer abundance of makeup available makes it extra challenging for products to stand out - and extra exciting when they do. This post shows some of the products that have recently caught my eye.
Hourglass Ambient Light Powder
This intriguing finishing powder is brand new. It claims to "capture, diffuse, and soften the way light reflects on your skin." From what I've read, it sounds similar to Temptalia's description of the Guerlain Meteorites - diffusing imperfections and enhancing your complexion at the same time. I saw on Perilously Pale and Makeup 4 All that multiple makeup artists used this at the 2013 Golden Globes. The shade pictured is Radiant Light, but they all look beautiful.
Butter London Nail Polish in All Hail The Queen
I've always been a bit skeptical that a nail polish could be worth $15.00, but seeing this shade on The PolishAholic and My Beauty Bunny may have convinced me. All Hail The Queen isn't a new release, but I've yet to see anything quite like it. It's a mid-tone taupe-brown with holographic shimmer that somehow still looks understated, sophisticated, and not the slightest bit gaudy.
Inglot AMC Cream Blush
Unlike many cream blushes, Inglot AMC Cream Blush doesn't contain ingredients that break me out. These blushes have the most lovely velvet-y, non-oily finish and every single color is beautiful. Beautyaddict.net has great swatches - I particularly love 86, 92, 87, 94, and 89 (I'll stop before I list the entire shade range!).
Lippy Girl Vegocentric Lipstick in Surf Betty
If you saw my reviews on Lippy Girl makeup and lip balms, you know I'm a fan of the brand. Their new Vegocentric Lipstick line has been getting a lot of buzz. It was even recently recommended by Nic from Pixiwoo. Surf Betty looks like a perfect pink-brown nude - plus, I think the name is pretty adorable.
Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream in Nude Beach
Speaking of pink-brown nudes, the color range of this new Too Faced lipstick features many, including Nude Beach (Naughty Nude looks gorgeous, too). I also want to support Too Faced for their stance against animal testing. Unlike many similarly positioned brands, Too Faced has promised not to enter China until the animal testing laws have changed.
BECCA Eye Tint in Gilt
I recently purchased the Best of BECCA set, which includes the Eye Tint in Baroque. I have to say, it's probably my favorite cream eye shadow formula. Gilt is a shimmery bronze that I can see fitting right into my daily routine.
What products have caught your eye recently?