A Few More Sun Products

Monday, July 22, 2019


Much as I hate to come to grips with it, summer is halfway over. I've tried six more sun protection products (seven if you count my longsleeve shirt with UPF50!) since my last sunscreen roundup at the start of the season. All mineral sunscreens and half of them made in the US.


INC.REDIBLE Just Do You Eye Pigment

Sunday, July 7, 2019


Earlier this year during the Sephora VIB sale (yikes, I guess it's been three months!) I picked up a pigment from the brand INC.REDIBLE. Glittery copper goodness in the form of the shade Just Do You. 


The packaging is the sort of thing you'd see near the check out of H&M. Or housing Pat McGrath makeup. 



Appearance wise, the product looks like Armani Eyes to Kill, L'oreal Infallibles, and WYCON eye pigments. Those pressed pigments came with a plastic tamping piece. Just Do You doesn't have this, which worries me a little - will it dry out? Already, this pot of Just Do You feels like a halfway dried out Colourpop Super Show Shadow. 





The base is invisible and has some slip. It evades smooth bristles like synthetic and Kolinsky.  The particles are medium sized, a bright shiny red copper with gold reflects. The best tool to apply this is your fingertip, for full opacity. 



Left, over primer. Right, Just Do You over NYX Glitter Adhesive Primer.




Left to right (top): INC.REDIBLE Just Do You, Mehron Copper Metallic Pigment, Laura Mercier Fire Glow, Pat McGrath Copper 005 Pigmet.




 I liked how that between my sticky primer and the binding agents in the pigment, I didn't have any issues with glitter fallout when I used my finger to pat it on the center of the eyelid. It wore very well for 8+ hours for me.

Other products in this look: Viseart Dark Mattes, Colourpop Nut Creme Color Gel, Urban Decay Rockstar.

It's a pretty copper to have if you're missing that in your makeup collection. I think I could have made do with combining Laura Mercier Fire Glow + Pat McGrath Copper Pigment from my stash. The Laura Mercier shade was limited edition though, so not an easy find.

INC.REDIBLE Just Do You Lid Slick Eye Pigment is $10 at Sephora.

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Summer Makeup Prep

Friday, June 21, 2019

It's heating up for me here in the northern hemisphere. In the very hottest part of the summer, day time temperatures are often over 100°F/ 38°C for a week or more at a time. It's a dry heat that can really exacerbate my t-zone oiliness. At the same time my cheeks and now eye areas dry out from the AC, so it's a balancing act to address combination skin when preparing it for makeup. Today I want to talk about two products that I've really liked the last couple of years.


Travel the World: Edinburgh, Scotland

Tuesday, June 4, 2019


I can't believe it's been a year already! Time goes by so quickly when things are good. Our trip to the UK late last spring started with a few days in the city of Edinburgh. I didn't stay here very long, so correspondingly I don't have much to say about this beautiful Scottish city. Just some photos to show you. 
   

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions

Sunday, June 2, 2019


Hey! I'm back. I planned on some posts so things on the blog would continue uninterrupted while I was gone, but that didn't really end up panning out. It happens. Well today I'd like to talk about the palette I bought when I was gone, that I couldn't wait to dig into the day I came home. The extremely sold out Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions.