Perfect eyes for a girls’ night out: Beth Bender Beauty

Love a smoky eye or a cats eye but hate trying to create the look? Then Beth Bender’s Girls’ Night Out Pro Eye Makeup Stencil Set (an $81 value, normally $49.99 but right now is only $34.99!) is a set you are going to love.

Beth Bender

This is an extremely versatile set for simple looks or for high drama evening looks. It’s super easy to make a perfect cats eye or smoky eye in about 60 seconds, no kidding.

Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out Pro Eye Makeup Stencil Set

The set includes:

*  1 Pro Eyeshadow Brush

*  1 Pro Eyeliner Brush

*  1 Duo Eyeshadow – 4 Eye Shadow Duo’s to choose from, I got Golden Girl

*  1 Full size loose eyeshadow in Gunmetal or Onyx depending on color choice, mine came with Gunmetal

*  1 Cat Eyeliner Stencil/Top Eyeliner Stencil

*  1 Smokey Eye Stencil/Bottom Eyeliner Stencil

*  1 Instruction card

*  1 black zippered neoprene case (this was not included in my sample so I don’t have pics of it)

I really love the stencils – they are the stars of the kit.  Here is the Smoky Eye Stencil:

Smoky eye stencil

Smoky Eye Stencil

Step One

Step One

Step two

Step two

The stencils are made of clear vinyl and they seem to fit just about any eye shape. I love that they sort of ‘stick’ to my skin so they are super easy to use and keep in place. With my morning pre-coffee shaky hands, perfect eyelining can be darn near impossible – but not with these babies. They are fantastic for lining with either eyeshadow or with eye pencil.

Here is the stencil for a quick, easy, and perfect cats eye look:

Cat's eye stencil

Cat’s Eye Stencil

first step

first step

next step

next step

Two – or really three – eyeshadows are included in the kit. First, there is a duo compact of eyeshadow that can be used wet or dry. There are four different duos from which to choose. My kit came with Golden Girl, a super pretty combination of shimmery peach and golden brown. I love the shades and the eyeshadow is creamy with excellent pigment.

Golden

Golden Girl Duo

Golden

Golden Girl Duo

Golden

Golden Girl Duo swatched

The kit also comes with a loose shadow in either Matte Onyx or Iridescent Gunmetal. Mine came with Iridescent Gunmetal, a shimmery dark black/grey.

Onyx

Iridescent Gunmetal

Onyx

Iridescent Gunmetal

swatched

Iridescent Gunmetal swatched

I find that this works best with water or a mixing medium to create a liquid liner otherwise there is too much fallout under the eyes and it tends to smudge. But wet it’s terrific and the stencils make it a dream to use.

For perfect eyelining you need great brushes and this set has two excellent options.

Pro Brushes

Pro Eyeliner and Eyeshadow Brushes

The Pro Eyeshadow Brush is a small, fluffy eyeshadow brush that is perfect for the mobile lid and for softening eyeliner up a bit. The Pro Eyeliner Brush works great for both dry and wet lining.

Pro Eyeshadow Brush

Pro Eyeshadow Brush

Pro Eyeliner Brush

Pro Eyeliner Brush

If you struggle with eyelining, then this is a perfect set for you. If you don’t struggle but want something that makes eyelining quicker and easier, pick up Beth Bender’s Girls’ Night Out Set! I love it – and at $34.99 it is a real bargain right now.  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Add color and liner with Susan Posnick ColorEyeDefine

Susan Posnick ColorEyeDefine

Susan Posnick ColorEyeDefine

Susan Posnick Cosmetics has been on my mind the last few weeks and it’s time to share one more type of product from her. This time around it’s ColorEyeDefine, a very unique shadow and eyeliner combination. In our review for ColorFlo we talked about the uniqueness of her delivery system. ColorEyeDefine is another example of this ($26 each).

Susan Posnick ColorEyeDefine shadow in gold

Susan Posnick ColorEyeDefine shadow in gold

ColorEyeDefine liner in Platinum

ColorEyeDefine liner in Platinum

Above are the two ends of the single pencil, Gold/Platinum. ColorEyeDefine’s 8 eye products are all like that. One side contains a pigment type eyeshadow while the opposite side is the liner. I have 5 shades to share with you so you can see the beautiful colors.

ColorEyeDefine in Jasper/Sandstone

ColorEyeDefine in Jasper/Sandstone

The very first one I applied was the one with Jasper liner and Sandstone shadow. This beautiful green liner just kept calling “Me first, Me first” so I happily obliged. Wearing just these two colors makes a lovely everyday subtle eye look. Sandstone is a light sandy shade that is about two shades darker than nude. Wearing it with the green of Jasper gave a subtle but not typical eye look.

ColorEyeDefine in Smoky Quartz/Rose Quartz

ColorEyeDefine in Smokey Quartz/Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is the prettiest light pink. I was only able to build it up a little but I didn’t care since I love this color. Too often a pink gives a rabbity look but this soft pink that’s got a touch of gold to it is a beauty. The liner is great too and probably my favorite of these. Smokey Quartz is a perfect name for it and these two shades work together brilliantly.

ColorEyeDefine in Topaz/Turquoise

ColorEyeDefine in Topaz/Turquoise

Topaz/Turquoise is for the braver of you. The Topaz eyeshadow is beautiful and I find it easy to wear. Turquoise eyeliner is very bright and bold. Since not everyone loves a turquoise liner I suggest you first apply a brown eyeliner, then apply the turquoise over it. You’ll end up with a unique easy to wear shade. I did this one night when I wanted to change up my makeup before dinner and I was surprised at how much I loved the shade I created.

ColorEyeDefine in Sapphire/Ametrine

ColorEyeDefine in Sapphire/Ametrine

Sapphire liner with Ametrine shadow is the one I had the most trouble photographing. Sapphire liner is a smokey blue that’s not quite navy. Ametrine shadow looks very purple in the pencil yet it turns out to be more of a smokey purple, almost a taupe purple. I’ve worn it with Rose Quartz and they make a great combination with either liner.

Sapphire/Ametrine duo

Sapphire/Ametrine duo

And the Gold/Platinum combo I first showed is a beautiful one. The gold shadow is a whisper of gold not a blast of it. The liner is more like a brightener.

ColorEyeDefine swatches

ColorEyeDefine swatches

Now that I’ve described it all I better tell you about these pencils. First they are perfect for toting around – whether for your cosmetic bag or your travel bag. The eyeshadow side gives you absolutely no fall out. With pigments normally you’ll find a mess but these are contained so there’s no mess. The eyeshadow is in the cap so you unscrew the cap but don’t take the cap off. Instead twist it around to pick up the color. I like to tap it before I do that to get enough pigments out.

While I swatched intensely to get you to see the colors, you’ll find that in general the eyeshadows are on the light side. You can build these up to a darker intensity but I’ve never gotten any except Ametrine to be dark. These aren’t glittery though they are a little shimmery. As someone who isn’t a big matte fan, that’s good for me. I’ve worn them both with and without primer and they seem to last the same amount of time, about 6 hours, before I see any creasing.

Sandstone, Gold, Rose Quartz, Amertine, Topaz

Sandstone, Gold, Rose Quartz, Amertine, Topaz

I find the eyeliner to be on the hard side so I always start on my hand. I need to soften them up a little. Even a quick blast of your hairdryer can do that. Once they are a little softer they glide on easier. You can use a pencil tip brush or smudge brush with these but do it quickly since they set up fast and LAST. Susan Posnick says that you can get these thick or thin though I’ve never gotten them super thin, more medium I’d say. They also say that you can wear the liner as a shadow but I’d only do it if I warmed them up first.

In little letters on the right hand side of the ColorEyeDefine page you’ll find the words “Watch Demo”. I recommend doing that to see just how lovely the artist defined and colored the model’s eyes.

If you are always on the go Susan Posnick ColorEyeDefine will be great in your cosmetic wardrobe. Liner and shadow in one handy pencil unclutters your bag and leaves you confident that you’ll have pretty eyes all day long. — Marcia

*received for editorial consideration

3 in 1 mineral color that makes life easy: Susan Posnick Cosmetics ColorMe in Lilly and Peony

Susan Posnick, the gorgeous makeup artist to stars such as Cindy Crawford, Diane Lane, and Amber Valletta, found herself faced with a huge challenge: skin cancer. Instead of slowing her down, her battle with cancer inspired her to create a line of cosmetics with major skin protection that was simple and easy to use. Susan says, “My vision for Susan Posnick Cosmetics is to “Make Beauty Simple” – bringing  real life beauty and sun protection together.”

Susan Posnick - photo from thedallassocials.com

Susan Posnick – photo from thedallassocials.com

Susan Posnick Cosmetics is perfect for busy women who don’t have time for lots of fussy products.  She started with her groundbreaking COLORFLO foundation (stay tuned for a Side by Side review of the foundation soon!) and then added more skin-protecting products for lips, cheeks, and eyes in fantastic shades.

The BIZ was sent two COLORME Mineral Colors ($32) to review and I won the arm wrestling match with Marcia (yay!). These are some of the coolest multi-purpose color products I have ever reviewed.

Susan Posnick Mineral ColorMe for eyes and cheeks

Susan Posnick Mineral COLORME for eyes and cheeks

COLORME is a pot of mineral color that has a spongy puff on the top. Color comes out as you press down on the puff. There is also a mirror attached, making this very user-friendly and easy to use in the car (but not while driving, please!) or anywhere else for a quick touch-up. This is the very best blush I have found for those of you who really don’t like or have the time to mess around with makeup.

The COLORME pots - notice the mirror on top

The COLORME pots – notice the mirror on top

The mineral color is infused with vitamins A and E, so it’s good for the skin. I find the color is long-lasting; it even lasted through my hour-long fencing lesson where my head was encased in a helmet that looks like this:

Sure, it protects my eyes from being poked out...but it can be hell on my makeup!

Sure, it protects my eyes from being poked out…but it can be hell on my makeup!

The mineral color has excellent pigmentation so it’s best to apply lightly and layer until for the desired color intensity. I put this right onto my cheeks by pressing the puff against them and it makes for a perfect application that doesn’t even need further blending.

As an eyeshadow, I either use a brush or if I am in a hurry I simply use the edge of the sponge and pat on the color. It can be used as a lip color too –press a finger or a lip brush onto the sponge, pat the color on the lips then finish with a little clear lip gloss or lip conditioner.

ColorMe in Lilly

COLORME in Lilly

Lilly

The sponge top – Lilly

Lilly swatched

Lilly swatched

Lilly is a rosy shade that was inspired by Natalie Portman. It is a beautifully subtle, ‘glow from within’ blush shade, and I love this as an eyeshadow.

ColorMe in Peony

COLORME in Peony

Peony

The sponge top – Peony

Peony swatched

Peony swatched

Peony is a true pink that was inspired by Zooey Deschanel. This is a brighter blush shade and makes for an awesome lip color.

Other color options include:

  • Camelia- an elegant peached pink, angelic with subtle shimmer. (Inspired by Kate Hudson)
  • Ginger- a subtle bronzed glow, like warmth from the sun after a luxurious day at the beach. (Inspired by Angie Harmon)
  • Lotus Sun- a gorgeous sun-kissed coral with glimmers of silver and gold. (Inspired by Charlize Theron)
  • Scarlett- a deep flush, fresh from a brisk walk in Central Park.(Inspired by Jennifer Hudson)
  • Orchid- a beautiful mulberry wash, giving an exotic bloom to the skin. (Inspired by Scarlett Johansson)
Lilly eyes and Peony cheeks

Lilly eyes and Peony cheeks

I definitely want to try Camelia, Scarlett, and Orchid. If you haven’t explored the Susan Posnick line yet, I encourage you to do so now!  Stay tuned for several more Susan Posnick Cosmetics reviews.

Susan Posnick Cosmetics is sold at luxury department stores and specialty retailers and spas. You can also find Susan Posnick online at beauty.com, dermstore.com, neimanmarcus.com and SusanPosnick.com.  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Balm Voyage is leaving home without me

Balm Voyage from theBalm

Balm Voyage from theBalm

Whenever theBalm comes out with something new you know it’s going to be cutesy. They specialize in cutesy themes. Luckily, for the most part, they get it right. When Balm Voyage was introduced I was interested in it for a few reasons. 1) I like their eyeshadows a lot. 2) I’d wanted to try their lip & cheek stains and 3) it was new and a good price. Yet I waited until it showed up on Hautelook before buying since most theBalm items eventually end up there. I’m glad I waited since I’m really not crazy about this palette at all. It’s my first disappointment in this line.

Balm Voyage top 8 eyeshadows

Balm Voyage top 8 eyeshadows

Balm Voyage bottom 8 eyeshadows

Balm Voyage bottom 8 eyeshadows

I don’t have the time to physically go shopping very often and even if I did I haven’t see theBalm locally in a long time. I wonder though if seeing it in person would have stopped me from buying. Balm Voyage sells for $42.50 which is reasonable compared to so many of the palettes you’ll find especially because you not only get 16 eyeshadows but also 3 lip & cheek stains. That works out to $2.21 per square. Since I bought it on Hautelook it was about half price plus shipping so that really made it a bargain. One of the nicest things about this palette is the wide variety of colors and textures. Everyone (and their mother) has come out with neutral palettes so it’s a little redundant even though we find ourselves buying them. Balm Voyage breaks that mold by adding a sea green, a matte dark teal, a hunters green, and a purple. There are quite a few light shades too which can be a rarity in a palette.

Balm Voyage passport

Balm Voyage passport

The cuteness of the palette is that it’s supposed to be your passport. It has vital statistics (for example the Passport is owned by “Anita Vacation”. The airplane aka palette is labelled by seat number (A4, B4, A3 etc.), the blush/lip are the people piloting the plane. Cute idea but….

Things I like:

  • There are two compartments to keep the cream products separate from the powder. Major plus.
  • Some of the eyeshadows are fabulous – B4, D4, D3, A2, A1 are my tops with the three base shades B1, C1, and D1 also great to have.
  • The variety of texture is nice to have and most important nothing is truly glittery.
  • You can roll over the colors on the website to see better images of them.
    D3 (glittery gold) and D4 (dark green with brown undertones)

    D3 (glittery gold) and D4 (dark green with brown undertones)

    A2 (frosty purple) and A1 (pinky mauve)

    A2 (frosty purple) and A1 (pinky mauve)

    A4 (charcoal) and A3 (bright silver)

    A4 (charcoal) and A3 (bright silver)

    B2 (sea foam) and C2 (dark teal)

    B2 (sea foam) and C2 (dark teal)

    Things I’m not so crazy about:

  • I wouldn’t take this to travel because I don’t think it’s sturdy enough. The palette is heavy duty cardboard but I don’t know if it’s airplane friendly in spite of the Passport they show. If you do travel with it, don’t throw out the cardboard wrapper since without it the top of the palette splays open. As a matter of fact, keep the cardboard wrapper with it all the time since it seems to have warped more as time has gone on.
  • Several eyeshadows are very powdery which makes application tricky on those.
  • With some shadows I liked the texture but not the color. With some I like the color and not the texture. (What’s a girl to do??)
  • Swatches on my fingers are better than those same shades on my eyes.
  • The lip stains don’t really work on my lips since they are drying.
  • The palette doesn’t stay closed. It’s like flying with the window partly open.

According to theBalm you should “Take your look in whichever direction you desire with this season’s passport to instant glamour. Balm Voyage is a travel-friendly palette that contains 16 jet-setting shadows paired with 3 lip and cheek creams that stow away conveniently in your carry on. These luxuriously pigmented shadows have high visibility and can be used wet for an extended stay.” Ideally taking this along with a great neutral palette like Nude Attitude would be great for a vacation. You’d have color, you’d have neutrals, you’d have cheek creams that can be worn on the lips too.

But in reality this palette failed me. I rarely wore this that I thought I looked good. There was just something off about it for me. Of course your mileage may vary, after all it is a destination palette, but I have trouble wanting to use it at home so I know that I’d be sorry if I traveled with it.

Balm Voyage cheek and lip colors

Balm Voyage cheek and lip colors

Second Officer, First Officer, Captain - lip/cheek

Second Officer, First Officer, Captain – lip/cheek

The 3 creams that can be used on lips and cheeks are safely nestled in a separate compartment that’s magnetized so that’s good. It’s the textures though that I don’t care for. Second Officer is a cool red that has a blue undertone to it. First Officer looks pretty in the palette with its red orange satiny finish but it wasn’t flattering on my skin. Captain is the one that’s the most flattering on me; it’s a very dark pink with some cool red to it. The problem is that they don’t spread easily on my cheeks. I feel like I’m putting lipstick on my cheeks. And when I go to put them on my lips, they just feel drying. All the colors are darker than I prefer but what turns me off to them is the texture, not the colors.

The palette isn’t a waste and I’m sure on the right person it would be great. I just don’t happen to be the right person and Balm Voyage isn’t going anywhere but in my bottom drawer or maybe in my giveaway pile. It’s a shame that what looks so pretty in the palette didn’t work for me but, like I said, your mileage may vary.

Have you bought this or other theBalm palettes? Any opinions you can share about them?? — Marcia

 

FACE Stockholm Spring 2014

I often wonder, why doesn’t FACE Stockholm get more blog press? This is an utterly fantastic line with top-notch products and shades. Spring 2014 at FACE Stockholm is right on trend with natural, peachy-pink shades and a hint of some sassy purple.

FACE Stockholm Spring 2014 look

FACE Stockholm Spring 2014 look

FACE Stockholm Spring 2014

FACE Stockholm Spring 2014

FACE Stockholm sent us four items from the latest collection: Mineral Foundation, Pearl Eyeshadow #36, Toffee Lipstick, and Worship Blush.

FACE Stockholm Liquid Mineral Foundation in Synsk

FACE Stockholm Liquid Mineral Foundation in Synsk

Liquid Mineral Foundation in Synsk

Liquid Mineral Foundation in Synsk

Synsk swatch

Synsk swatch

The Liquid Mineral Foundation ($36) is a thin, lightweight foundation that provides medium coverage. I have issues with an oily t-zone, but not when I wear this oil-free matte foundation. It comes in a sleek-looking glass bottle with a built-in spatula. I don’t apply the foundation using the spatula – to be completely hygienic I scoop some out onto my metal palette, then apply the foundation using my Beauty Blender. It gives a gorgeous finish that lasts all day. I have Synsk, which is a great shade for those who have that not quite light, not quite medium skin tone.

FACE Stockholm Pearl #36 Eyeshadow

FACE Stockholm Pearl #36 Eyeshadow

Pearl #36 swatch

Pearl #36 swatch

Pearl #36 on

Pearl #36 on

The Spring 2014 Collection features Pearl Shadow in #36 ($19), which is described as a ‘greige’ shade. It just might be the prettiest eyeshadow I own – it’s no mystery to me why this is one of FACE Stockholm’s most popular eye shadow shades. It goes on as a mixture of pink, taupe, grey, and purple, and it seems to become more purple as the day goes on. I have worn this every single day since it arrived! This eyeshadow is a perfect pop of color in the otherwise neutral palette of the spring collection.

FACE Stockholm Cream Lipstick in Toffee

FACE Stockholm Cream Lipstick in Toffee

Toffee swatch

Toffee swatch

Toffee on

Toffee on

The Cream Lipstick in Toffee ($22) is a feminine, soft coral that is perfect for spring. The creamy lipstick is opaque, with great lasting power and just enough shine. It really complements the blush in the collection, Worship.

FACE Stockholm Blush in Worship

FACE Stockholm Blush in Worship

Worship swatch

Worship swatch

The Blush in Worship ($20) is a velvety, shimmery peachy-pink. The pigment is amazing – FACE Stockholm is one of the few brands that has powder blushes that will last all day on even the most oily skin. The texture is to die for, buttery and fabulous. Worship is a fantastic spring shade and is one of the most popular shades they offer.

My FACE Stockholm Spring 2014 FOD

My FACE Stockholm Spring 2014 FOD

I am absolutely loving the Spring 2014 Collection. Other items featured in the collection include the Precision Eyeliner, Cream Eyeshadow in Apricot, Tinted Brow Fix, and the terrific Luxe Lash Mascara. The Spring 2014 Collection from FACE Stockholm is a fantastic way to say hello to the new season.  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Lots of loving for 3 creamy products from Face Stockholm

While Face Stockholm has just come out with their spring collection I’ve can’t stop wearing some of the products from their other collections. I love that there’s a timelessness with Face Stockholm’s products. Often when they spotlight what they think is important for a season, they are products from the regular line since they create products that are classics or classics with a twist.

Face Stockholm cream eyeshadow in Taft, Nail polish in #168 and London creme blush

Face Stockholm cream eyeshadow in Taft, Nail polish in #168 and London creme blush

I love creams for my face so when I was sent a few creamy Face Stockholm products for review I was thrilled. To me there’s a youthfulness with a cream product that I don’t always get with powder products. I’m old enough to need all the youth that can be thrown my way.

Face Stockholm Creme Blush in Rio and London

Face Stockholm Creme Blush in Rio and London

One of my very favorite products from Face Stockholm has been their Crème Blush in Rio. I am totally head over heels in love with it. Face Stockholm makes 14 different crème blushes all named after countries. I’d rather own these blushes than travel to the places they are named after – that’s how much I like them. Rio is a gorgeous candy pink while my newest one, London, is papaya. It’s almost scary bright in the compact but once on, it’s fantabulous. It’s a darker shade than my original Rio so I have to use a lighter touch on my very fair skin. To me there’s no season for these blushes since they work all year long for me.

Face Stockholm London blush

Face Stockholm London blush indirect light

Face Stockholm London blush

Face Stockholm London blush in sunlight

Face Stockholm Rio and London blush swatches

Face Stockholm Rio and London blush swatches

Face Stockholm crème blushes are dewy without being greasy looking. I find that they work well over any type of foundation or powder I’m wearing. They are extremely easy to blend. I love a cream blush because of the ability to blend it more seamlessly than a powder blush. Depending on my mood I use my fingers, a sponge, or a brush. But no matter my tool, I end with my fingers to help meld the cream into my skin and make sure that the colors are muted around the edges of the blush. On my normal to dry skin they last a good 8 hours before I have to add anymore.

Face Stockholm KRÄMÖGONSKUGGA in Taft

Face Stockholm KRÄMÖGONSKUGGA in Taft

Face Stockholm KRÄMÖGONSKUGGA in Taft

Face Stockholm KRÄMÖGONSKUGGA in Taft

A new product for me is their KRÄMÖGONSKUGGA which they call their “Dream Cream Eye Shadow”.  This comes in 18 shades ($24). You don’t have to know how to pronounce this shadow to love it luckily. I was sent it in Taft which is described as ‘cream sable’. When I think of sable I think of a redder shade though than this is. Taft is a neutral brown that can be worn as eyeliner or as an eyeshadow. I’ve worn it as my actual eyeshadow color, in addition I’ve worn it as a base for powder shadows. Taft is one of the longest wearing cream shadows I’ve ever tried. It doesn’t crease on me and it lasts an entire day. Face Stockholm says it’s waterproof and I believe that. I need a dedicated eye makeup remover to take it off.

Face Stockholm KRÄMÖGONSKUGGA in Taft

Face Stockholm KRÄMÖGONSKUGGA in Taft

My only complaint with KRÄMÖGONSKUGGA is the packaging. When I wear a cream eyeshadow I like to use my fingers to apply it and there’s no way I can do that with this little jar of loveliness. It’s only about ¾ of an inch across so I have to use a brush to get it out. My finger just won’t fit. It’s not a loose cream, it’s on the stiff side which helps make it last so long so you’ll need a firm enough brush to get it out and apply it. For me, the best brush is a taklon one like MAC 242 brush which is a great size and material to fit in the jar and apply it. The shade that is calling my name in this collection is Linne. It’s a shimmer taupe that looks light enough to wear alone or as a base shade.

For a long time you could only buy Face Stockholm in New York or Europe. They now have locations throughout the US  though none near me. In addition blush.com (part of Dermstore) carries a lot of the line though not the cream eyeshadows.

If you are a fan of cream products consider searching for the ones from Face Stockholm should be on your agenda. They may be a little harder to come by but once in your possession you’ll be thrilled you made the extra effort.

What Face Stockholm products have won your heart? — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

** stay tuned for a review of Face Stockholm #168 polish

Boho Rock: Butter London Treacle WINK Cream Eyeshadow and Goss Nail Lacquer

Butter London Boho Rock Treacle and Goss

Butter London Boho Rock Treacle and Goss

A collection from Butter London called Boho Rock? They had me at Boho.

Most people think of nail polish when they see the Butter London name but this line is so much more than that. Don’t get me wrong, they have amazing lacquers…but they also have stunning cosmetics as well. Boho Rock, one of their latest collections, is “a collection of layering shades designed to unleash your Bohemian spirit. Sensuous neutrals combine with ethereal textures for an earthy and feminine finish.”

If I had to choose a ‘style’ that I like best it would definitely be boho, so you can bet I was happy when they sent two shades from the Boho Rock collection, Treacle WINK Cream Eyeshadow ($18) and Goss Nail Lacquer ($15).

Butter London Treacle

Butter London Treacle WINK Cream Eyeshadow

Treacle WINK Cream Eyeshadow is a light beige shimmer that is a perfect base for other colors, or a pretty neutral all on its own. ‘Treacle’ is apparently a ‘term of endearment’ in cockney slang.  It has a very slight rosy pink tint and it makes for a deliciously soft and feminine look.

Treacle

Treacle Cream Eyeshadow

Treacle swatch

Treacle swatch

Treacle

Treacle

The perfect nail polish to pair up with a soft, boho eye look? Hands down, Goss Nail Lacquer.

Butter London Goss

Butter London Goss Nail Lacquer

Goss Nail Lacquer is an opaque rosy shimmer. Oh my, it is gorgeous!! I get tons of compliments on this one, people really notice it – and in a good way. A ‘goss’, by the way, is slang for someone who loves to gossip. Believe me, wear this and you will be the talk of the town. I think it’s one of the prettiest nail polishes I own.

Butter London Goss

Butter London Goss Nail Lacquer

Goss

Goss from the side – check out that stunning rosy shimmer

Goss

Butter London Goss Nail Polish

Goss

Butter London Goss Nail Lacquer

The dreamy Goss Nail Lacquer

The dreamy Goss Nail Lacquer

Both Treacle and Goss are absolutely dreamy colors, perfect for a warm boho look. You’ve got to check out all the other fabulous shades in the Butter London Boho Rock collection, which includes nail lacquers, cream eyeshadows, lipsticks, eye pencils, colored mascaras, and a cream blush. It’s a truly lovely collection.  - Lisa

*pr samples