At this point back-to-school is upon us and I am waiting for these cooler mornings to translate to cooler days and officially say goodbye to the summer weather for another year. Autumn, from a makeup standpoint, is about warmer colors + richer hues, which were definitely evident in the September ipsy glam bag, FACE Fashion.
NYX Cosmetics ipsy Eyeshadow Trio
NYX created this little trio exclusively for ipsy, and it contains 3 great neutrals (a nude, a chestnut and a black shade) for Fall. The colors can be worn individually or blended out to create some great smoky looks. I have also appreciated the quality that NYX offered for an affordable price, so of course the quality of this trio is no exception. The silky application of the shadow has decent longevity on its own, but for good measure I recommend applying a shadow primer to your lids first.
tre’StiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon
I was first introduced to this brand a few glam bags ago when I received one of their eye crayons, which was packaged just the same. This time I received one of their matte lip crayons, which came at a grand time since I’m really into neutral matte lips right now. It feels really soft on your lips thanks to ingredients like Vitamin E + Monoi Tahiti Butter. It had a little bit of a shine to it (as far as mattes go) so I use a little bit of a soft nude shadow on my finger to matte it out even more; that’s actually one of my favorite little tricks right now…you’re welcome.
Not Soap, Radio Revitalizing Hand + Body Lotion
This was a new brand for me, but always being appreciative of clever names + titles I was pretty prepared to love this guy based on its name and package alone. The lotion scent I received was The Phoenix (when you need to rise from the ashes, yet again); it kind of sounds like the title of a Fall Out Boy song doesn’t it?! It’s actually a plum + persimmon blend and considered to be aromatherapeutic. It’s botanically based and is lightweight on application, leaving behind soft skin and not a greasy sort of residue. To receive 20% off your purchase + a FREE gift when shopping at http://www.notsoapradio.com, use code IPSY20 at checkout.
Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush
I have an abundance of makeup brushes + I am always happy to add to that collection, especially with a nice little number from Crown Brush. The bristles on this guy are 100% synthetic, but of great quality! It’s marketed as a concealer brush, but of course it can be used for a variety of other applications.
Formula X Nail Color, in Ignite
What a great burgundy-red shade for fall, courtesy of Formula X Nail Color. Two coats usually does the trick and their brush applicator allows for a more precise application, while their ShineXcel formula boosts the glossy luster of the finished look. This is without a doubt going to be a go to color for these cooler months headed our way!
As usual, if you are an ipsy subscriber let me know what you were loving this month, and what you might have received differently!