Mermaid or Unicorn? Hard Candy can make your Halloween a beautiful one

 

 

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Hard Candy has created a 2017 collection of products that are perfect for Halloween and beyond. Everything I was sent can be used year round but Halloween is such a special time and these products (plus more) can make your look dazzle. And it’s not too late to pick these up at your local Walmart.

Hard Candy Long Wear Setting Spray, Just Glow Illuminating Liquid, Poppin Pigments, and Wet Ever Unicorn Gloss Topcoat

 

Let’s start with eyes for your Unicorn, Mermaid, Fairy etc look. In stores there are two palettes ($6 each) to unleash your mythical look: Unicorn Eyeshadow Palette and Mermaid Eyeshadow Palette. These each have 10 shadows that can be mixed, layered or worn alone for your look. If you want to get glitzier though then look for Glitter Gel Palettes ($6). These will really add razzle dazzle to your cheeks or eyes with their shimmering glitters in a non-stick clear base. 

Hard Candy Glitteratzi Glitter Gel Palette

For your face there are several items like the Poppin Pigments ($6 each), Just Glow Illuminating Liquid ($6 each) and Sheer Envy Prismatic Highlighter ($6). These limited edition products are great for many fun occasions so it’s the perfect time to pick them up.

Hard Candy Poppin Pigments

Poppin Pigments are a set of 3 small pigment shakers with loose glitter. The vivid glitters are specially formulated with extremely fine-textured tiny pearls of pigments. A little goes a long way. The set I have contains a pale pink, a sparkly white (reminds me of Christmas too), and a beautiful purple that turns iridescent on my skin. The other set appears to contain gold, coral, and purple.

Hard Candy Poppin Pigments

I’m totally crazy about the Just Glow Illuminating Liquid in Stardust. It’s the prettiest pink highlighting shade. Dab it on your cheeks, eyes, or lips for prettiness galore. It’s also available in peach, cream and sky blue to bring a glow to skin. I’d love to see the sky blue as an eyeshadow topper. This mixes in nicely too with a primer to give you a glow from within.

Hard Candy Just Glow Illuminating Liquid in Stardust

Hard Candy Just Glow Illuminating Liquid in Stardust

Hard Candy Just Glow Illuminating Liquid in Stardust

My absolute favorite of these though is the Wet Ever Unicorn Lipgloss Top Coat. OMG this is what I’ve wanted for my lips.

Wet Ever Unicorn Lipgloss Top Coat in Aurora

It’s magic, just like a unicorn. While what you see is white what you get is this stunning iridescent shade:

Wet Ever Unicorn Lipgloss Top Coat in Aurora

Can’t you just picture this on top of a lipstick?? Go with a light lipstick and you’ll find it looks iridescent, use it over a darker shade for a holographic effect. I’m dying over this. It’s available in 3 other shades too but Aurora is perfect for me!

Wet Ever Unicorn Lipgloss Top Coat, Aurora

OK, you think you are set but your really aren’t. You don’t want this beautiful makeup disappearing and that’s why one of the Hard Candy Setting Sprays should be in your collection. There’s a new Illuminating Setting Spray ($6) that is going to enhance your skin’s radiance and luminosity while locking in your makeup. Or try the one I have, Long Wear Makeup Setting Spray.

Hard Candy Long Wear Setting Spray

Long Wear Setting Spray is a weightless spray that does a great job of making my face last. It’s a pump mist that I hold about 8″ away since it comes out wet. A very easy way to use it though is to spray it on one of your beauty sponges and dab it on your face to lock in your makeup look. It’s safe for setting even your eye makeup (which is why I prefer to dab it on). It’s basically fragrance free with the first ingredient being water.

It’s not too late to create a Halloween look but it’s getting late to pick these up before they are gone. I need to get to Walmart again to see about the other shades of Wet Ever and their variety of Setting Sprays. What will you be for Halloween? A unicorn or mermaid maybe?  —  Marcia

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Hard Candy products are cruelty free.

 

Pixi’s Perfect for under the tree, in your stocking, and looking pretty

Pixi Beauty

Pixi Beauty

PIXI BEAUTY has something for everyone no matter what time of year it is. I was sent several of their holiday specials along with pretty Pixi products that work perfectly for a party look. The best news is that it’s not too late to order from Pixibeauty.com and there’s time to go to Target to find some Pixi. It’s a winning situation.

PALETTE ROSETTE will make you one popular person if you gift this. But make sure you buy one for yourself.

Pixi by Petra Palette Rosette

Pixi by Petra Palette Rosette

This face palette has it all. 11 shades for eyes and 3 for face. Every shade is beautiful and will help you look radiant.

Pixi Rosette Palette cheeks

Pixi Rosette Palette cheeks

For your cheeks you’ll find a subtle pink all over Glow that rivals the more expensive ones I bought from other brands. There’s a rosy cheek Blush that seems universal to me. Last is the enhancing Contour that can be used a bronzer or contour shade. But that’s not all …

Pixi Rosette Palette eyes

Pixi Rosette Palette eyes

For your eyes are 3 different highlight shades: peach, cream and white. I’ve used the peach on my lid too but Pixi also made sure that there were 2 lid shades, one for day and one for night. I don’t necessarily believe in rules so I give you permission to use these interchangeably. There are 3 eye contour shades in the brown family. There’s a dark brown matte and two satin shades that are tones of taupe (forget my very dark picture). Last they didn’t forget eyebrows since there are 3 shades for that. I love Pixi’s eyebrow powders and I like to mix shades so this is perfectamundo IMO.

Pixi by Petra Fairy Dust Favorites and Endless Silky Eye Pen

Pixi by Petra Fairy Dust Favorites and Endless Silky Eye Pen

FAIRY DUST FAVORITES contains 5 of Pixi’s favorite loose pigment shades. I used to live for pigments but I had pretty much stopped until I discovered Pixi’s. These don’t get all over. I’m not a glittery mess with these. Of course I use an eyeshadow primer but I always have – these just love eyes. They are a satin finish.

Pixi Fairy Dust Favorites

Pixi Fairy Dust Favorites

This is a bargain at only $12 for these 5. I have Metallic Warmth and there’s also a Matte Classic.

Metallic Warmth Fairy Dust Favorites

Metallic Warmth Fairy Dust Favorites

The shades are Sheer Peach Glow, Sunkissed Amber, Ruby Sheen, True Bronze, and Black Pearl. Just picture Ruby Sheen in the center of your lips to add dimension! Ooh la la.

ENDLESS SILKY PENS have won beauty awards galore since they are the right price, the right colors, and they glide on your eyes like no other. pixi-endless-silky-eye-pen

Opal Overcoat is the shade sent for the holidays. On me it has a very gold cast but it’s not garish, it’s just brightening.

Pixi Endless Silky Pen in Opal Overcoat

Pixi Endless Silky Pen in Opal Overcoat

Pixi Endless Silky Pen in Opal Overcoat

Pixi Endless Silky Pen in Opal Overcoat

We can not forget lips! Pixi has an amazing formula in their Mattelustre lipsticks. They fit in with the trend of matte but with a lustre that makes the lipstick comfortable and not drying. There are 11 shades of Mattelustre Lipsticks but there should be no surprise that Classic Red is the featured shade. Classic Red is a cool blue red, a very merry shade.

Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red

Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red

Classic Red

Classic Red

So what’s your pleasure? Face, eyes, lips? Whatever you choose it’s going to become a favorite. Whoever might receive these will be thrilled and you’ll become their favorite gift giver. Christmas is going to be a lot more merry with Pixi.  —  Marcia

*sent for review, affiliate links in use

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Halloween ready with 3 favorite Inglot pigments: #79, #52, and #35

I have so many pigments it’s insane. Seriously, if you saw my collection you would insist I get pigment therapy. But with all the colors and brands I have there are a few that I reach for over and over. Some of my favorites are the AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadows from Inglot. I love the size of the jars, I love the price, and I love the texture and color payoff. And pigments are fantastic for Halloween because they are so versatile!

inglot-amc-pure-pigmentInglot describes their pigment eyeshadows as, “Highly concentrated loose coloured powder that ranges from subtle to ultra-intense effects depending on application. The product contains sponge gourd oil and almost 90% pure pigment. Can be mixed with DURALINE to create liquid forms of all pigment colours.” The jar size is 2 g/0.07 US OZ and sells for $16 to $19, depending on the shade.

MAC Mixing Medium, Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, FACE atelier Transforming Gel

MAC Mixing Medium, Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, FACE atelier Transforming Gel

Pigments are beautiful used dry, but typically you get the most bang for your buck when you use some sort of mixing medium. I haven’t tried the Inglot Duraline yet, but my three favorites are MAC Mixing Medium, Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, and FACE atelier Transforming Gel. I used the FACE atelier Transforming Gel for the wet swatches – it triples the color payoff and while there is room for play, when dry it gives the pigment incredible staying power.

Inglot AMC Pure Pigments in 52, 35, 79

Inglot AMC Pure Pigments in 52, 35, 79

Here are the Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadows shades I reach for the most:

#79, a gorgeous orangey/peach

AMC Pure Pigment 79

AMC Pure Pigment 79

#52, a beautiful deep brown

AMC Pure Pigment 52

AMC Pure Pigment 52

#35, a sparkling deep purple

AMC Pure Pigment 35

AMC Pure Pigment 35

Here they are swatched dry:

AMC Pure Pigments top to bottom: 79, 35, 52

AMC Pure Pigments top to bottom: 79, 35, 52

And swatched with FACE atelier Transforming Gel:

AMC Pure Pigments left to right: 79, 52, 35

AMC Pure Pigments left to right: 79, 52, 35

The darker colors also make great eyeliners mixed with a mixing medium. I love pigments in general, but always pull them out around Halloween for costumes since they can be used on the eyes, lips, cheeks, nails, even hair.

What pigments are your favorite go-to shades?  – Lisa

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We’re assimiliating Osmosis Colour Water Color High Intensity Loose Shadows into our lives

Looking for some bold drama for your eyes? Osmosis has what you are craving – loose shadows that have crazy good pigmentation that look like a cream eyeshadow and wear like iron. We are talking about their line of Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadows ($14). There are five gorgeous jewel toned shades available, including Amethyst, Azure, Onyx, Pink Champagne, and Topaz.

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadows

These are unlike the typical loose pigment eyeshadows – they aren’t powdery and dry. Instead, they eyeshadows look like little pebbles in a jar. The minerals are bound together around molecules of water that burst when applied, so the end result is creamy, shimmery, and and gorgeous. Lisa and Marcia each tested one shade and they are lusting for the rest of the collection.

LISA’S SHADE:  PINK CHAMPAGNE

Osmosis Water Color Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne

Osmosis Water Color Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne

Ok, let me be frank – I am getting old and my eyelids are showing it.  This means that cream eyeshadows are becoming a no-no for me. Yes, I know I my eyelids are getting crepey. No, I don’t want to accentuate that, thank you very much. A loose pigment that turns creamy doesn’t sound good for my eyes, but once I read Olivia’s rave review (The Unknown Beauty Blog, read the review HERE) I knew I wanted one of these.

Osmosis Water Color Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne

Osmosis Water Color Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne

Wearing Pink Champagne

Wearing Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne with FACE atelier Iced Amethyst in crease

I am no stranger to loose pigments, but Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow is different from any I have ever tried. It has an incredible texture, and you need just the tiniest bit for incredible color and shine. I tried Pink Champagne, which is heavy on the silver if you use too much. Used lightly with a sponge tip applicator, the color is a pinky silver that is truly gorgeous. The powder balls morph into a creamy shadow that brightens my eyes yet doesn’t sink into the crepey lines. Instead it looks smooth and beautiful. I love it and I want all five shades!!

MARCIA’S SHADE:  TOPAZ

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

When these two pigment shadows arrived from Osmosis it took everything I had in me to give one to Lisa for review. I wanted them both so badly but I’m trying to be a good blog partner so I brought her Pink Champagne knowing she’d love it. The shade I have is Topaz which is bold and beautiful. It’s the most unusual eye pigment ever! I’d describe it as a liquid powder.

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

As you can see Topaz is an intense shade that’s very gold or a golden topaz depending on how much you use. Because of the unusual texture a brush didn’t work for me and my fingers didn’t fit in the pot. I’ve used my Make Up For Ever Silicone brush with it and get an extreme metallic golden look. Love it!! But I also want to be able to use it for daytime so I tried a sponge tip applicator and got a softer look. Then I buffed my eyelid with my finger and smoothed it even more. That’s what you see below although it’s more metallic in real life.

Osmosis Topaz

Osmosis Topaz

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz with Milani pressed shadows in crease and on browbone

Besides beautiful shades (I really want Pink Champagne after seeing Lisa wear it last week and Onyx) these creamy pigments are actually good for your eyes. They are infused with antioxidant-rich goji berry and green tea extracts and hydrate, condition and protect your delicate eyelids. They contain Vitamins A, C and E for free-radical protection. The special formula also prevents creasing and caking. I’ve worn Topaz several times and it amazes me how the shadow never fades. It stays silky and vibrant. It’s heading towards eyeshadow of the year, that’s how much I like it!

*Thanks to Osmosis for providing us with these beauties

ingredient list: Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Powder, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)

Look at this great set of Onyx, Topaz and Amethyst for $37 at beautystoredepot that even includes a brush!

Osmosis trio at Beauty Store Depot

Osmosis trio at Beauty Store Depot

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available at Beauty by Alana, dermstore.com (out of stock right now), and skintrends.

Fun and affordable summer color from Hard Candy!

Summer means fun, bright, shimmery color…and Hard Candy has all that at the best prices you can find! You really can’t go wrong with such affordable cosmetics. This is the line for going out of your comfort zone and trying some things you normally wouldn’t reach for at the store.

Hard Candy sent us some items to try and these are the ones that put me right into a party mood.

Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tropics

Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tropics

SO BAKED BRONZER in Tropic is a huge shimmery golden baked bronzer. This works great as a highlighter, creating a perfect ‘gleam’ especially for darker skin tones. So Baked Bronzer is very long-lasting and it’s such a big pan that this $9 bronzer will probably last for years! Every summer party needs some golden shimmer and this is the perfect answer.

Hard Candy Mod Quad in Smoke and Mirrors

Hard Candy Mod Quad in Smoke and Mirrors

I still can’t get over the fact that the MOD QUAD EYE SHADOW PALETTE is just $4.50.  I mean seriously.  It comes in several shade options but the one for summer fun is Smoke & Mirrors. Again, $4.50 for a beautiful smoky eye?? And look at the kicky snake-skin packaging! Use these shadows wet for some extra drama.

Hard Candy Poppin Pigments in Land and Sea, King Me

Hard Candy Poppin Pigments in Land and Sea, King Me

POPPIN PIGMENTS are beautiful. Glitter typically scares me, but these are so gorgeous I was thrilled to make them mine. Land and Sea is a combo of shimmery silver and ocean blue; King Me is a purple-pink and a blackened silver.

I am a little too old to wear these as eyeshadows, although those who can get away with glitter will love these. The glitter isn’t too chunky or too dusty. While I am not a fan of these as eyeshadows, I love them mixed with body lotion! They give a pretty, unusual shimmer to any lotion that is lots of fun especially if you are going out to a club to dance. These run $4 for a set of two jars of pigments.

LASHAHOLIC MASCARA creates big, thick lashes although if you put this on bottom lashes, it tends to smudge. Stick with the top lashes and for $5 this is a great mascara. I especially love the small sizes for trying different formulas if you can find them.

Hard Candy is wonderfully affordable and they have some truly excellent options that are lots of fun. Next time you are at Walmart pick up a few new goodies and ramp up the fun!  – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration

Primarily pastels: 3 eyeshadow shades from Face Stockholm

Days are getting longer, trees are budding, flowers are blooming, and it’s finally warm again! I have put away my dark heavy shades and made room for light and airy color options. Face Stockholm is an excellent place to turn for their beautiful palette of fresh, pretty pastel shades, and they sent us some great shades that are perfect for brown eyes.

Face Stockholm pastels 2

Face Stockholm says, “Light lilacs, petal pinks, minty greens, sky blues and lemony yellows, mix to make a smooth and delicious collection of sweet shades that will delight any and every palette with their refreshing versatility.

Subtle and fleeting in nature, these sheer washes of color offer a playful palette that can be ethereal and easy, light and lovely or striking and sultry.”

all the pretty pastel shades!

all the pretty pastel shades!

I love their shade recommendations for different eye colors:

For blue eyes, try blue, buttercup and lavender.

For green eyes, try mint, lavender and blush.

For brown eyes, try lavender, blue and mint.

I have brown eyes, so my blue shade is Pearl Shadow #16 ($19), mint is Vintage Eye Dust ($22), and lavender is Sky Eye Dust ($22).

Face Stockholm for brown eyes

Face Stockholm shades for brown eyes inside!

Pearl Shadow #16

Pearl Shadow #16

Pearl Eyeshadow #16

Pearl Eyeshadow #16

I absolutely adore Face Stockholm pearl eyeshadows. Honestly, I have so many eyeshadows I almost never reach pan…but I can see pan on every single Face Stockholm pearl eyeshadow I own. They go on like butter, and the ‘pearl’ makes them fantastic lid shades or highlighters. They have awesome pigmentation and last all day.

Pearl Eyeshadow #16 is yet another winning pearl shadow –  a shimmery ice blue that is such a happy shade…and it’s a wearable, flattering shade too.  It really does make brown eyes ‘pop’.

Vintage

Vintage Eye Dust

Vintage

Vintage Eye Dust

For the mint shade recommended for brown eyes, I went for the Vintage Eye Dust. This is a shimmery minty green with golden tones. Oh my is this gorgeous! It really brings out the green in my mostly brown eyes.

Sky

Sky Eye Dust

Sky

Sky Eye Dust

For the lavender to compliment brown eyes, I chose Sky Eye Dust. Strange name for a purple shade, but this shimmery blue-lavender is simply to die for.  Just look at how sublime that swatch is! This is a purple shade that even those wary of purple can wear.

great shades for brown eyes:  Pearl Eyeshadow #16, Vintage, Sky

great shades for brown eyes: Pearl Eyeshadow #16, Vintage Eye Dust, Sky Eye Dust

So which shade works best for brown eyes? My eyes are brown with a bit of green, and here is how they look with a wash of each shade:

Pearl Eyeshadow #16

Pearl Eyeshadow #16

Vintage

Vintage

Sky

Sky

You tell me — which shade looks best paired with my brown eyes, Pearl Eyeshadow #16, Vintage Eye Dust, or Sky Eye Dust? And which pretty pastel shades would you choose for your eyes?  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Makeup Geek Pigments Side by Side

Lisa and Marcia have both long been fans of pigments, AKA loose eyeshadows. In fact, Marcia introduced Lisa to pigments waaaay back in 2003. She asked Lisa if she ever used them and Lisa said nope, they didn’t last on her eyes long enough to make them worth the effort. Marcia was, of course, horrified and she promptly schooled Lisa in the necessity of a good eyeshadow primer.

Pigments from Makeup Geek - hooray!

Pigments from Makeup Geek – hooray!

Makeup Geek Pigments

Makeup Geek Pigments

All these years later Lisa still regularly uses eye primer and both have a huge collection of eyeshadow pigments. Needless to say, Marcia and Lisa were pretty ecstatic when Marlena of Makeup Geek came out with her collection of pigments.

Makeup Geek Pigments ($6.99) have a truly fantastic price point. Compare the jars that come with about 2 grams of pigment for about $7 to MAC’s Pigments, which are 4.5 grams for $21. Makeup Geek currently has 10 different shades available and today Lisa and Marcia will tell you all about six of those shades.

Lisa’s Side:

It’s true, I have much to thank – or blame – Marcia for, and she is completely responsible for my pigment obsession. I adore pigments because they are fun, versatile, affordable and shareable!

I tried three of Marlena’s new pigments:  Sweet Dreams, Birthday Wish, and New Years Eve.

Sweet Dreams is a ‘light flesh toned beige pink with slight shimmer’.

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams swatched

Sweet Dreams swatched

I love this shade. It’s fabulous used wet as a lid shade if you have hooded, deep-set eyes. It’s also terrific for the brow bone. It’s highly pigmented yet applies extremely smooth. This is a perfect shade for anyone’s collection and I keep it out on my vanity all the time.

Birthday Wish is a ‘shimmery light gold peach’. I find that it also has red and brown tones.

Birthday Wish

Birthday Wish

Birthday Wish swatch

Birthday Wish swatch

It’s very unique, I don’t have anything else like it in my collection. I love this as a lid shade or as a crease shade. Used wet, the golden shimmer really pops.

New Year’s Eve is a ‘light gold reflective glitter’.

New Years Eve

New Years Eve

New Years Eve swatch

New Years Eve swatch

This is a very light shade – it’s really all about the glitter. I use it dry over matte shades to give them some life. Used wet, it becomes more golden with orange tones – stunning!

pigment swatches

left to right:  Sweet Dreams, Birthday Wish, New Year’s Eve

Makeup Geek pigment eyes

Makeup Geek pigment eyes

Makeup Geek

another pic – Makeup Geek pigment eyes

For this eye look, I used Sweet Dreams as a lid and brow shade, with Birthday Wish in the crease. I also used Makeup Geek Gel Eyeliner in Fame.

Makeup Geek pigments

Makeup Geek pigment FOTD!

Marcia’s side:

The 3 Makeup Geek pigments I received are all about being bright and partying! These colors are gorgeous and vibrant.

Makeup Geek pigments in Liquid Gold, Afterglow and Prince Charming

Makeup Geek pigments in Liquid Gold, Afterglow and Prince Charming

The ones I have are Liquid Gold, Afterglow and Prince Charming. I’ve been lusting after some shades that are close to antique gold so I was especially excited to be able to try out Liquid Gold.

Makeup Geek Liquid Gold pigment

Makeup Geek Liquid Gold pigment

Liquid Gold is called a true metallic gold but I see that unique undertone of green that makes it slightly different than a gold “gold”.

Makeup Geek Liquid Gold pigment

Makeup Geek Liquid Gold pigment

Afterglow is a shade that everyone should want. Makeup Geek calls it a soft shimmery champagne. I see a touch of peach to it. It is stunning on and works with just about everything I’ve tried it with.

Makeup Geek Afterglow pigment

Makeup Geek Afterglow pigment

Makeup Geek Afterglow and Liquid Gold pigment swatches

Makeup Geek Afterglow and Liquid Gold pigment swatches

Prince Charming is taking us in another direction since he’s a metallic cool silver while the other two are warmer shades.

Makeup Geek Prince Charming pigment

Makeup Geek Prince Charming pigment

Makeup Geek Prince Charming pigment

Makeup Geek Prince Charming pigment

Prince Charming looks beautiful with Twinkle Gel Liner (a metallic dark gray with blue undertones and a smooth shimmery finish). It’s gorgeous for a night out especially.

Prince Charming, Afterglow and Liquid Gold

Prince Charming, Afterglow and Liquid Gold

Not to be corny but Prince Charming has made my antique gold dream come true with Liquid Gold and now I have an Afterglow.

The secret to working with pigments is to use a slightly sticky eye primer first and let it dry a bit. You want it still slightly tacky though so that the pigments don’t fall off. I prefer a brush like the MAC 242 which is flat and stiff. Makeup Geek carries their MUG Eye Shader Brush which looks like a well priced alternative. I like to first pat pigments on and then later blend them with a softer brush especially for a light shade like Afterglow. The only thing I’d change about my three pigments is that I wish they came with a sifter top since I do make a slight mess when using them. I’ve learned though to place the jars on something I can pick up any spilled pigment like a stainless steel palette or even a piece of paper.

Makeup Geek Eye Shader brush

Makeup Geek Eye Shader brush

Makeup Geek pigments have only deepened our respect for what Marlena has done from the ground up with her company. We are very impressed with the quality, the colors and the prices.

*press samples