It's been a hot minute, y'all! I've missed blogging and creating content so much! My time away...well, that's for another post, another day. But todayyy, I'm jumping right back in and I'm here to talk about my latest beauty buys. You guys-- Kevyn Aucoin has done it again! From a new foundation, to the prettiest burgundy lipsticks, and a seriously, amazing eye gloss the Fall 2016 Collection, BLOODROSES, is definitely not one to overlook.
The BLOODROSES Collection includes:
- The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation - $58
- The Essential Eye Shadow Set - $58
- The Expert Mascara - Burgundy - $29
- The Expert Lip Color - 5 new shades - $35
- The Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss - Moonlight - $38
*see entire collection here.
Along with a few pieces from the collection, I decided to grab a couple of cult favorites that I hadn't gotten to try:
- The Volume Mascara - $28
- The Precision Brow Pencil - Ash Blonde - $26
As I said, I didn't pick up the whole collection, but I've had a chance to play with it (perks of working at a cosmetic store) and it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I've been wearing The Etherealist Illuminating Foundation for about a week now. At first, I was a little disappointed because I was under the impression it was going to be super glowy/illuminating, but it's actually more of a satin finish. If you're an oily skin type, I think you will really enjoy it. My skin is normal to dry, so in the dead of winter I'm not sure this will be a go-to for me, but for now I'm loving it. If you'd like a more in depth review let me know.
I picked up 2 of the lipsticks from the collection, Bloodroses Noir, which is a deep brown/red, and Twilight Lotus, a very cool-toned mauve. I am kind of obsessed with them. They apply like a dream, have great color payoff, and are ultra hydrating.
*see true color swatches here.
Next up is The Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss. Now, I know what you're thinking, "this is for editorial looks, it could never work for everyday use." Usually you'd be right, but I've seen my co-worker rock this on a clean lid, with lots of mascara and a bold lip color, and guys, I'm telling you-- it. is. STUNNING! It's a non-sticky formula and literally feels weightless on the eye. Just try it, trust me.
Finally, I picked up The Volume Mascara and The Precision Brow Pencil. The mascara is a tubing mascara with a skinny wand that I finally broke down and bought because we literally cannot keep it in stock at our store. Customers buy 2-3 of them at a time! I had to see what all the hype is about, but I'll have to report back because I tried it for the first time today and wasn't that impressed, but to be honest I usually hate every single mascara the first few times (I don't know why). We shall see. The brow pencil is a given, it's skinny and firm to create hair-like strokes, the ash blonde color is nice for us gray/cool toned blondes, and it has a spooly built in-- yes, please.