The new NYX Cosmetics ‘In Your Element’ Metal palette is what all your metallic mermaid dreams are made of. NYX recently sent me one of six new eyeshadow palettes themed by naturally occurring elements. I was also able to snag the ‘Earth’ palette at The Makeup Show Dallas so check out that review if you are a fan of earth tones.
The ‘Metal’ palette features 12 metallic shades. Don’t pick this up if you are looking for an all-in-one, on-the-go palette as it’s missing matte shades. I’m perfectly fine with that omission as I have plenty of matte and/or transition shades just itchy to accompany this baby anywhere. I’m more impressed that these 12 shades are different enough to stand next to each other in a palette of this size and not appear similar at first glance.
Austin has finally gotten the memo on fall weather! I’m so happy to be free of 90 degree weather you have no idea. I can officially create fall-appropriate looks without feeling like a complete fake in my tank and shorts!
I got my hands on the NYX Cosmetics In Your Element eyeshadow palette in ‘Earth’ just in time for the leaves to begin changing. Twelve gorgeous shadows in matte and shimmer finishes will quickly having you seeing pumpkin spice. Want to know my thoughts on this brand new palette? Keep reading!
I was SOUND ASLEEEP on Younique until Latricia from Milady’s Beauty Studio opened my eyes to their line of beauty and skincare products last year! I’ve had the chance to try their eyeshadows, lipticks, and more. But I’ve been most pleased with their face masks.
After giving their bubble, detoxifying mask a go last year, it quickly became a staple in my mask routine. Less harsh than Glam Glow’s mud masks, but still the perfect mid-week skin pick me up. Now, I’ve gotten my hands on the brand new Younique Royalty Exfoliating Mask and my life has changed. I’ve been using this once a week for the past three or four weeks now and I feel confident enough to tell you that I love it.
In need of some creative inspiration? You’ve come to the right place.
September is an amazing month. At some point, the sun stops burning humans to a crisp on sight in Texas. Pumpkin spice mania revs back in to full swing courtesy of coffee shops everywhere. And it is socially acceptable for me to start wearing MAC Cosmetics ‘Nightmoth’ EVERYWHERE with EVERYTHING.
In case I ever wanted to expand my fall/winter lip liner choices, I’ve got my hands on the TOP beauty trends this fall from professional makeup artist James Vincent. Right this second, I’m in Dallas preparing to head into The Makeup Show Dallas where James currently serves as the Director of Artistry. I expect to be hearing more about these trends in the next few days of education, shopping, and networking! Here are James’ six picks for fall 2017:
When your biggest dilemma is choosing between a Viseart blush palette and a Viseart contour palette, you know it’s a good day.
This was me last September when I stepped my foot into the door of my first The Makeup Show Dallas. When I found out that I was moving to Texas in late 2015, my first questions were, “Where am I going to live?” and “What are the closest beauty conferences?”
I’d been blogging long enough by that time to know that maintaining my makeup obsessed way of life was just as important as signing a lease on a place big enough for me to store it all! So by the time September 2016 rolled around, I was ready for The Makeup Show to land in Dallas.
Is anyone out there a fan of the NYX Liquid Suede liquid lipstick formula? I’m on the fence – sometimes I’m a fan of the creamy, non-drying liquid lipstick formula. Other times I want something long-wearing that is going to last through a tsunami. I go back and forth.
NYX Cosmetics does the creamy formula reallllyyyy well. I rank them up there with the ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip formula. Definitely my go-tos when I’m in the mood for the non-drying lip. NYX graciously sent me six of their newest liquid lippies in this formula and I had to immediately throw them on my lips. Their new collection is called ‘Luv Out Loud’. Each of the six lipsticks have empowering names like Brave or Passionate. Their website says the collection names are all “attributes we at NYX Professional Makeup find truly beautiful”.
Singer, philanthropist, beauty & fashion icon Rihanna is launching her own makeup line and I don’t even know what to do with myself. Over the past decade, Rihanna has set herself apart with her bold fashion and beauty choices. She could wear a trashbag to the Met Gala next year and people would still go nuts! Speaking of Met Gala, if you missed her ‘pretty in pink’ makeup look from the 2017 event, you must have been living under a rock. It’s probably the most recreated makeup look of the year thus far.
So it’s only natural that this launch be an event in itself! The line, aptly named Fenty Beauty (Fenty is the superstar’s last name) will be debuting at Sephora and Harvey Nichols at midnight on September 8, 2017. The line will be available globally upon launch. Not much is known about the product offerings, but what little we do know is thanks to a flutter of sneak peeks released in the past few days by all parties associated with the launch.
On August 25th, Looxi Beauty is releasing 14 new eyeshadows in celebration of the fall season! I’ve been playing with them all and I’m going to focus almost exclusively on the shimmers because those are the ones I think are really going to make you all drool!
Looxi has been my favorite indie brand pretty much since they released their first collection and I lost myself in their gorgeous gunmetal shimmer ‘Pistol Whipped’. This time around, we are looking at a collection that’s warm and fuzzy and can hold you close during your latest Netflix binge in front of the fire with a pumpkin spice latte in hand. Too specific? Maybe because that’s what I wish I was doing right now instead of staring out into a dreary sky thanks to Hurricane Harvey.
Today, Earth got a chance to experience a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse! A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun basically blocking all the light and making it seem like nighttime during the day – for a hot second. I’m glad it was super short, because my highlight needed to be SEEN and the Moon was not doing it for me honey! If you, like me, have to have a blinding highlight, the sun is absolutely essential so buh-bye Moon!
Speaking of highlights, I have the golden highlight of all highlights to show you guys. It’s going to take more than a Moon to block this baby out. I was recently selected as one of B’ellegant Cosmetics’ representatives (yay!) and I’m excited I get to share some awesome new products with you guys from another indie brand I’ve been eyeing online for a while now. What makes it even more special is that B’ellegant is a black-owned & woman-owned business so we gotta support, right!?
Hello friends in the blogosphere! Long time no chat, eh? Thanks so much for working with me as I took some time away from Spence’s Beauty to move to a new apartment. I’ve moved something crazy like eight times in the past 7 years, but I have to say that this particular move and subsequent unpacking period took WAY longer for me than it ever has before. I thank you so much for your patience as I get back into the regular swing of things!