This limited edition palette by Nars is christened “Wanted” for a reason. Highly covetable by makeup junkies, it is a beautiful rose-gold-themed palette (soft pinks, nudes, and milky brown tones) that looks good on all skin tones. With a mixture of matte, metallic and shimmer powders, this palette is all you need for complete day-to-night looks that are on-point. The powders are easy to blend with minimal fallout; especially if you use them with an eyeshadow primer. Watch this clip to see how the shadows look in real-life, and perform.
The famed celebrity makeup artist – known for travelling with tons of Louis Vuitton luggage, and her exacting make-up standards – is busting all make-up launch traditions. She does her brand announcements exclusively on Instagram, responds actively to all her followers on the social media platform, and rolls out collection after collection without thought for consumers’ pockets or seasons. Then there’s her fantastic makeup formulas. All pigmented and smooth colours in textures that only an artist like her can dream up; and an entrepreneur like her can go through with getting the make-up factories to produce. The Mothership eyeshadow palettes come with 10 shades each in a myriad of matte, iridescent, metallic and glittery shades. In each of the three palettes, there are two black and nude shades that are repeated; but then again these are essentials that complement all the other bold hues. There is minimal loose powder falling around the face when the shadows are applied, as they have a dry but creamy quality to them. The formulas can also be applied wet …
So Chanel will be launching its Le Rouge collection in Fall. And the star of the collection that anyone who is anyone on Insta is raving about: That red shadow palette in the corner there. So red smokey eyes are the next big thing… Or not? The most talented beauty vloggers/ make up artists out there have already been smoking up their peepers in rich scarlet, burgundy, wine and deep red-bronze for the last couple of months. And now, Chanel is hoping to make red eyeshadow mainstream while being edgy (this clever blend is its fail-safe success formula for its fashion line). Kirsten Dunst rocks the red powders in Chanel’s campaign pictures. The look is kept matte for maximum fierce-ness. And how does everyone else wear red shadow? With pressed flitter on top, maybe? Bright, bold, and on the edge? And how does it look on Asian eyes? Gorgeous when smoked out and lined with wispy burgundy-brown liner. And with a bit of shine. Add bold brows. How would you wear red shadow?
I recently discovered how wonderful Laura Mercier’s eyeshadows are.
It’s a no brainer. Or is it not?