Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey eyeshadows are making us swoon

ARDENCY INN Modster Maruka Honey Enriched Pigments

ARDENCY INN Modster Maruka Honey Enriched Pigments

Ardency Inn is a newer makeup brand and one that’s captured the hearts and eyes of the bloggers of Beauty Info Zone. When Urban Outfitters sent us some eyeshadows to test we just about plotzed. These are true beauties ladies and are covetable. Ardency Inn has its roots in the downtown New York music scene but it’s reached out to us in the hinterlands and grabbed us. It’s an extremely creative line that resonates with people in the arts and with us too.

The eyeshadows are called MODSTER MANUKA HONEY ENRICHED PIGMENTS but they aren’t loose pigments. What they are is a group of 10 highly pigmented eyeshadows ($21 each) that will knock your socks off.

“Innovative makeup from Ardency Inn’s Modster line featuring Manuka honey, a mono-floral honey produced in New Zealand and Australia. This all-natural ingredient makes Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Pigment seriously super creamy with superior color pigmentation. This luxe, creamy color glides on effortlessly and stays put all day.”

MARCIA’S EYESHADOWS:

Ardency Inn Heaven and Rose Gold

Ardency Inn Heaven and Rose Gold

I am 100% in love with the two eyeshadows I have from Ardency Inn. I wear them constantly and each time I do I want more. I have Heaven and Rose Gold and already ordered 3 more.

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey pigment in Heaven

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey pigment in Heaven

HEAVEN is well named because I find it heavenly in all ways. Heaven is a metallic champagne with both silver and bronze undertones. I wear this with different shades of brown and beige or with a khaki eyeshadow. It’s a metallic finish that absolutely shines. There is no glitter, no sparkle, it’s just this great metallic shade of gold. These eyeshadows have basically no fall out. I may get a little under my eyes when I’m applying them but it wipes away and stays away. I don’t have any color that’s wandered throughout the day. As much as I love this with a very dark brown (that’s why I ordered it in Hell), it’s amazing with a khaki or a green that’s on the warm side.

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka shadows in Heaven and Rose Gold

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka shadows in Heaven and Rose Gold

ROSE GOLD is exactly what the name describes. If you crave a rosy gold shade then this is one stop shopping. It’s a metallic rose that reflects a warm gold.

Ardency Inn Rose Gold

Ardency Inn Rose Gold

The combinations are endless with this shade. I like to use a matte cream shade on my browbone, wear Rose Gold on the lid, and anything from a charcoal to a dark brown to even a purple on the outer crease. It’s one of those shades that makes you want to be creative.

I’m in love and I bet Lisa is too!

LISA’S EYESHADOWS:

I do, I do! I love these eyeshadows just as much as Marcia does. The pigmentation is out of this world and the colors stay true and bright all day even without an eyeshadow primer. My two shades, Royal and Sunday, are about as far apart on the color spectrum as you can get.

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigment in Royal

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigment in Royal

ROYAL is a deep purple that I would indeed describe as ‘royal’. It has red undertones and slight blue reflects. I love this as an eyeliner, both dry and wet. After I used this eyeshadow a bunch of times I noticed that on the website it warns not to use Royal near the eyes. I don’t know why, and it certainly hasn’t caused me any eye problems. I don’t see the warning on the Sephora website, so I am not sure what the story is…but I can say that I use it on my eyes with no issues, and it is a gorgeous, gorgeous color.

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigment in Sunday

Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigment in Sunday

SUNDAY is a beige pearl with gold and pink undertones. On me, this is a soft gold with a metallic finish. It is just to die for as a lid shade and is perfect for those with deep set eyes. Sunday is a glorious shade indeed, one that is neutral yet glamorous at the same time.

Ardency Inn Royal and Sunday swatched

Ardency Inn Royal and Sunday swatched

I am beyond impressed with my Ardency Inn Modster Eyeshadows and am dying to try more. At the top of my wish list are Tangerine, Disco, and Hell – together they sound like quite a party!!

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Does Stix lipstick live up to its cute packaging?

Stiks Cosmetiks lipstick

Stiks Cosmetiks lipstick

Call me shallow but I love the packaging of this lipstick by Stiks Cosmetiks. It’s so different from the norm and it totally intrigues me. Urban Outfitters sent one for review and I’ve been loving on it.

Stiks Cosmetiks

Stiks Cosmetiks

Stiks has created this in just 6 shades and if they are all as nice as Nude is then it’s a winning line. I do wish they had a pink that was light though since the other colors are all darker than I prefer.

Stiks Cosmetiks in Nude

Stiks Cosmetiks in Nude

NUDE is a creamy peach nude shade. It looks more peach on me than it appears in the tube. Other shades ($20 each) are:

Cinnamon Stiks Cosmetiks

Cinnamon Stiks Cosmetiks

Mauve Stiks lipstick

Mauve Stiks lipstik

Stiks Cosmetiks Red lipstick

Stiks Cosmetiks Red lipstik

Burgundy Stiks Lipstik

Burgundy Stiks Lipstik

Stiks Cosmetiks Lipstik in Tangerine

Stiks Cosmetiks Lipstik in Tangerine

I didn’t spell lipstick wrong, Stiks sticks with their stik and calls it a LIPSTIK.

The packaging is so unique because Stiks wanted a lipstik that could fit anywhere including your back pocket, a flat wallet or a tiny clutch. What’s also interesting is that the top is a flip-top cap that’s easy to open with just one hand. You can actually hear the click when you want to move it up.

Stiks Cosmetiks Nude Lipstik

Stiks Cosmetiks Nude Lipstik

This “lipstik” is long lasting especially if you use a lipliner with it. I like to put a light gloss over it to make it look more creamy but I’ve worn it without since I don’t usually carry gloss with me.

Nude Stiks

Nude Stiks

Wearing Stiks Nude Lipstik

Wearing Stiks Nude Lipstik

I like that this is moisturizing and that the color isn’t too light. Some nudes make you look corpse-like but Stiks Cosmetiks Nude Lipstik makes me feel comfortable and sweet as a peach. Have you heard of Stiks? Do you love the packaging as much as I do?? — Marcia

*provided by Urban Outfitters for consideration