Shiseido Mattifying Moisturizer
Tony Moly Silky Smooth Balm
Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter
NARS Creamy Concealer in Chantilly
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NW15
NYX Radiant Finishing Powder
Pantone Universe Cooling Marsala Multi Stick
NYX Brow Gel in Espresso
Benefit Gimme Brow in Dark Brown
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Saucebox Cosmetics Etude Palette in Cream Dream, Snowflake
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Pantone Universe Marsala Metalshine Liquid Liner
L'oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara
Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick
Recently got my hands on a couple Color of the Year products at Sephora. Miraculously, I passed on the eyeshadow palette after coming to a realization that I own too many palettes as it is, and yes that is a bad thing in the sense that there's no way I'll ever get through all my makeup before I die and will have to leave it to my children. So, instead I picked up two items in this year's lineup: the metallic liquid eyeliner and the twist-up cooling multipurpose color stick.
Every year, Pantone -- the universal authority on color -- releases a Color of the Year, which is meant to sort of set the stage for and capture the essence of the coming year at hand across a variety of industries: fashion, home decor, and beauty are a few that take influence. In the past, the colors have been decidedly bright: Tangerine Tango, Radiant Orchid and Mimosa are a few past colors that were as punchy as their names intend.
Marsala, however, is a bit more muted and elegant. Pantone's Executive Director says "Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth." The color itself is a warm reddish brown, and the interpretation and representation of it in this year's makeup lineup is very elegant.
ANYWAY, onto the makeups: the liquid eyeliner is very metallic and applies quite nicely. The color is between a rose gold and a true red. It made my brown eyes pop. I'm obsessed with anything metallic, so this purchase was a no brainer. The cooling multi stick serves a similar purpose as NARS' The Multiple, which is a product in a twist-up tube that can be used to add highlight or color on the face, lips, etc...This product applies heavily if you build it out but blends out softly, especially when using a wet Beauty Blender. It feels cool to the touch, but the sensation fades after applying to the skin, and the product has coconut oil in it to nourish.
For this look, I kept everything really simple to show off the color. Graphic liner was a fun approach and I love how the multi stick blended out onto my cheek and into the hollow. And, though not a sanctioned Color of the Year product, the Makeup Forever lipstick is close enough within the family that I threw it on to seal the deal. I've been using the cooling multi stick the most as my new blush-and-contour product.
Have you picked up anything in this year's collection?