Here are the top three products that I’m crushing on this week…
1. I had a few MAC Pressed Pigments pass by my desk in all of their glitter-tastic glory. And I’ll admit, while I love their pigments, I’m usually just too lazy to deal with them (mess, fallout, fallout mess.)
Pressed Pigments seemed like an easier way to get intensity without the hassle of a loose powder. And you do…for the most part. But don’t go in expecting the ease of regular ol’ eye shadow. If you want to use them dry, they work best pressed into your skin, not fluffed on with a brush. I actually prefer them wet, they stick better and the color intensifies. Which leads me to Damson…
Oh, how I love this shade. It’s a deep plum brown hybrid with an abundance of antique gold glitter. It’s just so rich. And makes me look almost damned with how blue it makes my eyes! We got to check out a few other shades too; Summer Honey (peach with an icy silver sheen), Rock Candy (bubble gum pink) and Lime Ice (icy pale green) But it’s Damson that has me crushing hard.
2. Mascara wands have gone through an incredible growth period. Remember when they were just your normal ol’ hairbrush-like bristles? Then came everything from spheres to plastic nubs. And NOW, you got the Wonderbrush, found specifically on the Avon Mega Effects Mascara.
I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like it before. From its adjustable handle, explosion of bristles poking out in every way imaginable and its paint roller-like orientation; to say it’s inventive is an understatement. But does it work? Ah, that’s the question!
The answer? YES. The mascara itself is a dark inky black color. And all the bells and whistles of the brush (once you master the best application method that best suites you) gets the mascara right to the base of your lash, giving you a tight-lining effect, incredible volume and beautiful drama. I have to say, a lot of a-typical applicators come off as novelties to me. But I like this. A LOT.
3. Finally, though not new, I’ve fallen hard for NYX Cosmetics Butter gloss. With a yummy vanilla sugar scent, creamy coverage, smooth and buttery texture, and my beloved doe foot applicator; I kinda want to pick these up in every one of their 12 colors. Oh yeah, did I mention they’re only 5 bucks?!
Lip Gloss addict approved!
It doesn’t hurt that they all have dessert names. How can a lip gloss be so delicious? I love all four shades we checked out: Maple Blondie (yellow pink), Cherry Cheesecake (bright coral), Merengue (light pink lilac) and Eclair (cool milky pink).
we heartsters – do you think these are crush worthy?
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products