ColourPop That’s Taupe Palette

Earlier this month, I placed my first ColourPop order in over a year. Like many longtime ColourPop customers, I'd grown tired of the brand's constant new releases and discontinuations of older products. Last spring, I discovered my holy grail neutral eyeshadow: ColourPop's Super Shock Shadow in Truth, a satin-finish beige. I wore it almost every … Continue reading ColourPop That’s Taupe Palette

Kitrinophiles Unite: ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette

I've always had an affinity for the color yellow. Maybe it's because my birthstone is topaz, or because yellow is one of the least popular colors and I love a polarizing underdog, or because mustard and chartreuse are surprisingly flattering to my cool-toned complexion, or because lemon bars are my favorite dessert and, fittingly, the … Continue reading Kitrinophiles Unite: ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette

How Renaissance Is the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette?

Having devoted the better part of a decade to studying Renaissance (we in the biz prefer "early modern") literature, I perked up when I heard that Anastasia Beverly Hills had released an eyeshadow palette called "Modern Renaissance." The palette came out in mid-2016 and started a warm-neutrals trend that, as of February 2017, shows little … Continue reading How Renaissance Is the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette?

Experiments with theBalm’s Nude ‘Tude Palette (Part 2: Looks and Field Notes)

My face has emerged from the shadows! My previous post on theBalm's Nude 'Tude palette was devoted to swatches and mini-reviews of the colors. As promised, this post features four looks I've concocted since then, plus an alternate use that isn't a look per se. I began by pushing myself to focus on the shades … Continue reading Experiments with theBalm’s Nude ‘Tude Palette (Part 2: Looks and Field Notes)

Not Quite Never-Nude: Experiments with theBalm’s Nude ‘Tude Palette (Part 1: Review and Swatches)

(Yes, I've been rewatching Arrested Development.) I bought theBalm's Nude 'Tude eyeshadow palette, a mostly cool-toned mix of neutrals, back in August 2012. It was my first eyeshadow palette, and still the only one I own. I'd spent all summer vacillating between Nude 'Tude and Urban Decay's recently released Naked 2, and I might never … Continue reading Not Quite Never-Nude: Experiments with theBalm’s Nude ‘Tude Palette (Part 1: Review and Swatches)