Looxi Beauty recently launched the second part of their summer 2017 collection and it’s full shimmer goodness. I had the chance to play in some of the shadows pre-launch and this collection is everything I was hoping for from Looxi this summer. The collection included ten new Aurora (duochrome shimmer formula) shadows with shades ranging from lemon yellow to enchanted forest green.
Spring is right around the corner and Looxi Beauty is making sure your eyelids are bright and your cheekbone highlight goes from 0 to Mariah Carey (more on that later). Looxi Beauty’s collection of 12 matte eyeshadows and four amazing metallic highlighters are just calling your name! More on them plus swatches below!
It’s time for another Looxi Beauty eyeshadow collection! But this time, Looxi is switching it up with ten brand new matte shades perfect for all your spring needs. With the last matte launch in fall 2016, Looxi revealed an amazing collection of reformulated mattes with a buttery pigmented texture. I expect nothing less than that this time and I’m excited to see how these will perform. In the meantime, let’s just all drool over preview swatches down below!
Looxi Beauty is bringing groovy back with a new collection of shimmer eyeshadows inspired by the 1960s and ’70s! The twelve ALL NEW shades each have their own WOW factor, but there are several in particular that are ‘blow-your-socks-off’ worthy. Keep reading to find out which ones you have to buy NOW (+ pictures)!
How is it February 2017 already!? February means Valentine’s Day and I’ve put together a few of my favorite pink/red/purple shadows so you can get your V-day on! These are perfect for date night or GALentine’s fun! Even if you are anti-Valentine’s, you have to admit that these shades do have that special something. If you want to ask one of these shades to be your Valentine this year, I will fully support. Check out my picks below!
One of Looxi Beauty’s most popular eyeshadow collection, The Auroras, now has another set of 12 shadows to keep it company in the top spot! Introducing The Auroras 2! These metallic shimmer shadows will bring out the bling in any special occasion … or occasional “Yes-I-made-up-my-face-just-so-I-could-stay-in” look. Looking for swatches on brown skin? I’ve got more pictures and a full review below!
Opening up my package, my eye was immediately drawn to Ultraviolet, a gorgeous pink/purple duochrome. That’s still my favorite so far! Next on that love list would be Siren of the Sea which reminds me of something Ariel would wear swimming around Atlantica in the pre-legs era. Seriously, the green would really play off her red hair!
Moving into the “nudes” (if you can call them that), the champagne nature of Aura fit in perfectly with the rose gold trend that’s booming right now. That’s something you can just put on your eyelid and run – nothing else needed. And I’d be blind if I said that Rockit didn’t drop my jaw immediately as well. This one is for all the copper lovers in the house!
Formula-wise, these are all similar to the original Auroras BUT there is less product kicked up when dipping a dry brush into a pan. I still recommend spritzing a little setting spray on your brush before you use since that will help with the overall application and increasing the metallic nature of the shadow. I am missing one shade from the 12 pan collection, but I felt that with these 11, I had a good sense of the consistency of all the shadows in the collection.
Overall, another excellent collection from Looxi Beauty! And with the shadows selling for only $5, you really can’t go wrong. And save more money with my affiliate code SPENCE10 at checkout!
Looxi Beauty opened its virtual doors less than two years ago and in that time, I’ve racked up a crazy amount of Looxi products. The brand is undoubtedly my go-to for eyeshadows due to the great quality and affordable prices. I’ve done a roundup swatchfest in the past for the brand, but I figured it was about time to redo my swatches. What better time to do it than right before their blowout Cyber Monday sale! If you are eyeing any shades and wondering how they look on brown skin, take a peek below!
Winter is my favorite season because I love being all bundled up! Whether that’s in my favorite sweater or in my favorite blanket, I’m all about being hugged up in some of my favorite things! However, my eyelids haven’t quite given up the dream of a colorful summer and they are having a hard time adjusting to the cold. So with that, I bring to you my pics for a much more colorful season than last year’s picks!
Juvia’s Place The Nubian 2 Palette ‘Egypt’
I’ve become a huge fan of this palette since receiving it for my birthday and this is one of my favorite shades! It’s very bold for winter, but considering that emerald green is considered one of the official colors of Christmas, I’d say you can get away with it. Juvia’s Place, $30.
Ultimo Cosmetics Loose Pigment ‘Persia’
Ultimo Cosmetics pigments are among the first reviewed on my blog and they are still my favorite loose pigments. The quality, color selection, and fact that you can get a sample for $1 is mind blowing. But I’d say go with the regular size on this purchase, you’ll use it. eBay, $10.
Looxi Beauty Single Shadow ‘Bohemian’
Looxi Beauty is my favorite indie shadow brand. I have almost their entire collection and this one is a standout. It performs more like a pressed pigment than a shimmer shadow and a little will go a long way. For best performance, use over an eyeshadow base. Looxi, $5. (Use code SPENCE10 for 10% off)
Viseart Dark Mattes Palette ‘Blue #2’
Viseart shadows are my favorite high end shadow because they are just as pigmented upon application on brown skin as they are in the pan. The entire Dark Mattes palette has become a staple in my collection and I use all the shades as transition colors on just about all of my looks. Sephora, $80.
Lorac Cosmetics Unzipped Palette ‘Unbridled’
Lorac Cosmetics palettes are some of the most loved palettes by both makeup artists and enthusiasts alike. Their Unzipped palette is a rose gold lover’s dream. Even though the palette’s shimmer shades really make the product, I selected this shade because I love it for everyday wear. Ulta, $42.
Essence Cosmetics Metal Glam Single ‘Sparkle All Night’
I’m always here for any outstanding drugstore beauty product and I find some of the best hiding at Ulta! Essence Cosmetics foiled Metal Glam shadows are incredibly pigmented and I love this particular gunmetal shade as an alternative to the traditional black. Ulta, sold out. (Makeup Geek ‘Galaxy’ is similar, $5.)
Looxi Beauty Single Shadow ‘Gravity’
‘Gravity’ is the duochrome sister to my favorite Looxi Beauty shadow ‘Urbane’. Since I’ve talked your ear off about ‘Urbane’, I thought I’d throw this one out there as a cool bronze alternative to the ever so popular gold eye / red lip holiday combo. This shade gives off some especially serious shimmer under twinkling holiday lights! Looxi, $3.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario ‘Muse’
I’d be absolutely crazy if I didn’t include a shade from my most loved shadow palette of 2016. I love this palette so much that I really had trouble picking just one shade, but went with the one that was most used out of my palette. This is another shade that I can throw all over my eyelid and walk out of the door. No frills about it! Macy’s, $45.
If you are looking for that signature bronze golden shimmer shadow for fall, I found it. Looxi Beauty is giving us OPTIONS this fall! They are giving us ALL the shimmer, ALL the drama, ALL the gorgeousness without ALL the high prices! Check out all of this fall newness from one of my favorite brands. Your eyelids will thank me later!
This fall, Looxi released 25 new shadows and I have them ALL! These babies are a mix of shimmer and matte with the crazy pigmentation I have come to love! In the past, the matte shades have been hit or miss for me. Some are super pigmented, others are a tad too powdery. But this time, about 12/15 mattes really did it for me and I am thoroughly impressed with the color story – cool tones are very ‘in’ right now.
However, for all my #Pumpkin4Life beauty fiends, Looxi has you covered as well. There are a mix of warm, yellow and orange mattes complemented by three variations of rich brown that will look oh so well on brown skin as transition shades. I can never have too many transition shades! For the mattes, the shades Chickory, Maple, and Pumpkin Spice Life are going into my daily rotation immediately.
Finally, I have been gravitating towards some foiled, silvery light pinks recently. The shade ‘Blondie‘ perfectly fits into this category so I expect to bring that shade out a lot during the winter.
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What happens when you get a new highlighter? You want to bathe your face in it, duh! And that’s exactly what I did when I received Looxi Beauty’s new pressed highlighter in ‘Rebel Rose’. I brushed it all over my face and loved every moment of it! Keep reading for more product pictures and swatches!
First, a word of warning, if you like a subtle highlight that shimmers in candlelight, this is not the product for you.
This product will shine near, it will shine far. It will shine where ever you are. Be careful walking around with this on because that sun could hit you just right and you are a just a glare magnet all of a sudden for everyone else! Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
With that said, this is going to be an absolute killer shade for medium to deep skin tones. My fairer skinned friends, not to worry, you can totally rock this, just remember to use a light hand. If you are about my skintone (a few shades difference on either side), this highlighter was made for you!
If you want to intensify this even MORE, spritz some MAC Cosmetics Fix+ on your brush after dipping it into the product before applying to your face. Your glow will go from 0 to 100 real quick!
Below is a comparison of a few shades I thought would be similar on the skin based on the color in the pan. I think I was closest with another Looxi highlighter in ‘Divine’ (one of my all time favs) and Beauty Escape Cosmetics ‘Primma Donna’ both of which I highly recommend as well! I also tried out Wet ‘N Wild’s ‘Rose Champagne Glow’ and Ofra Cosmetics ‘You Glow Girl!’ but those weren’t really close at all as they are more cool toned once applied to the skin.