With summery and warm vibes, Buxom has launched Boss Babe Betty Eyeshadow Palette with 12 shades ranging from sultry mattes to sparkling metallics. The palette features a shade range which is all you need for day time as well as a night time look. The palette has new and best-selling shades of very pigmented, primer-infused eye shadow formula in a range of finishes, so you can really play with the shades and be creative.
The shades in the palette are below:
Cashmere Craving – soft ivory matte
All Access – golden white shimmer
Gold Status – warm gold shimmer
Invite Only – terracotta matte
Crazy Rich – golden copper shimmer
Faster – golden orange shimmer
For Real – soft copper metallic
Upgrade – copper rose glitter
Werk – reddish-brown matte
Boom – rust brown metallic
Bronzed Bod – deep bronze shimmer
Unapologetic – deep chocolate-brown matte
The formula of the eyeshadows is very pigmented. The shimmery and metallic shades are more smooth than the matte shades but the matte shades also work well with a blending brush. The formula blends, builds, and stays on nicely on the lids without fall out or creasing on my lids for over 6 hours without primer.
The shades are beautiful and I like how they complement each other in the palette to create multiple eye looks. For me personally, I use a matte shade as a base and then use the shimmer or metallic shade to give a hint of shine and works well for me even at work. But of course, this palette is giving me the motivation to explore my creativity. The packaging is so pretty, the palette is lightweight, slim, and will store easily. I still love the blushes and gloss from the brand I reviewed here if you are looking for nice summery blush and lip products. Buxom Cosmetics are available at Sephora and Sephora.ca*Press samples
Nars High Pigment Longwear Eyeliner has launched and you need to check it out for its formula, texture, and shades. Nars can never go wrong when it comes to the eye makeup, be it the eyeshadows or the blushes which double as eyeshadows too. Same for this newly launched eyeliner I have been using non-stop.
Nars High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner, available in 16 different bold shades, is perfect for creating a precise line or to tight line, to smudge for a smoky effect, and also for applying on the waterline. The formula is very smooth, gel-like, easy to blend while depositing rich colour that sets as it was applied. The creamy texture makes the application a breeze and does not irritates even my sensitive eyes – on the eyelids, over and under the lower lashline, on the waterline.
Below are the shades available for Nars High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner:
Via Veneto – Black
Gran Via – Intense Black
Night Porter – Black with Pearl
Last Frontier – Dark Chocolate Brown
Mambo – Chocolate Brown
Mulholland Drive – Metallic Brown
Park Avenue – Deep Navy
Haight Ashbury – Slate Grey
Ocean Drive – Bright Cobalt
Broadway – Burnt Metallic
Grafton Street – Deep Green
Rue Bonaparte – Nude
Santa Monica Boulevard – White
The Strip – Metallic Silver
Sunset Boulevard – Metallic Gold
Rodeo Drive – Metallic Copper
I really like how pigmented the formula is, the payoff is great – instantly saturates in one swipe and builds easily for a more intense look. Another impressive thing about this eyeliner is how long-lasting it is without transferring or fading.
Shiseido has always been a pioneer when it comes to innovation, research, and to understand and maintain the relationship between the brain, body, and skin. Shiseido has introduced ReNeura Technology which is a revolutionary innovation inspired by neuroscience, that means this technology activates the power of touch and awakens unresponsive skin by creating seamless connections between internal messaging systems which in turn makes the skin respond to skincare by fighting against the signs of ageing and generating the luminosity from within.
Shiseido White Lucent range is inspired by Sakura, Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms. The range focusses on visibly creating luminous, even complexion. The newest addition to brand’s cult favourite brightening range contains the Sakura – Bright Complex which is a blend of potent ingredients that address dark spots.
I have been using three products from the range – White Lucent Brightening Gel Cream, White Lucent Overnight Cream and Mask, and White Lucent Brightening Day Emulsion. The three products are all very lightweight, great even for summers, soaks into the skin nicely except the mask which is meant to be washed away. The White Lucent Brightening Gel Cream and Day Emulsion very well when used together or even alone after a Serum. The finish is radiant and dewy without any oiliness. They both work as a nice base for the makeup too. The Emulsion provides extra benefits of suncare without any white cast, one of the lightest sunscreens I have used. The products did not break me out. Now, coming to the White Lucent Overnight Cream and Mask which has kind of same texture, lightweight but a little richer than the gel cream. I apply a thick layer and then before going to bed, I massage the product which has not soaked into the skin. Or otherwise, I wash my face before bed and apply the White Lucent Brightening Gel Cream and my eye cream.
The White Lucent range is fragranced with notes of Sudachi (a Japanese citrus fruit), rose, jasmine, and magnolia. It is also blended with plumeria, that is proven to suppress melanin production. The packaging of the products – subtle pink and white ombre – is reminiscent of the cherry blossom’s unique rosy glow and is influenced by Keshiki, a term unique to Japanese ceramics that expresses how everything from glaze to clay colour plays out on the surface of a piece. The elegantly curved top is designed to mimic the continually swaying surface of the water, while the glass jar containing the gel cream and overnight mask were crafted inspired by Japanese tea bowls used in traditional tea ceremonies.