Do you know what that means?! Ahhhh, early 2000’s hip-hop.
Though I’m only 2 months late in showing you these, that’s roughly 14 years in the makeup world – which means, it’s high time to talk about Skylie and Freedom (and check out lip swatches after the jump)!
Hey lovelies! My last post discussed Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop Palette from Becca, and there’s one more product from that launch that I want to quickly talk about before moving on to bigger and better (and newer) beauty!
The much-awaited Champagne expansion collection also included, very briefly, a Champagne pop eyeshadow palette. This product was pretty controversial because, according to Jaclyn’s snapchat and to media statements released by Becca, it was produced in a different factory than the one in which Becca’s normal buttery formula is made. The factory apparently claimed to be able to replicate the formula, and unfortunately, it was discovered after the launch that the palettes’ quality was very inconsistent. Some were amazing, some were awful, and some were a little in-between. This kind of inconsistency, though, is a nightmare for the consumer, and so Becca heeded Jaclyn’s wishes for the palette to be pulled from shelves.
However – one of the best perks about working for a beauty retailer is gaining easy access to product, and I was able to purchase one before they were officially sent back to the brand!
So, how did I fare in the eyeshadow lottery? Let’s see!
Not that we ever need an excuse, but I feel like this weekend is a great time to pop some bubbly! I’ll be celebrating something big – I’m going back to school this fall, and my first day is Monday! I haven’t been in school in 6 years, and am so excited for this big change. I’ll still be working on the weekends, (because who could give up being a Sephora girl?) but with Fridays free and clear to focus solely on my kiddo.
What more appropriate way to celebrate than by dusting on Becca X Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop Cheek Palette?!
Do you have a case of the Mondays? Let me cheer you up with a recap of a couple of the MAC x Brooke Candy collection lipsticks that launched earlier this summer!
“Candy is my name, but there’s nothing sweet about me!” – This lyric from the club rapper’s hit song ‘Das Me’ is evidenced in her collaboration with MAC. The packaging is edgy, the colors are unexpected, and the products are befitting of anyone from a neighborhood trap queen, to a demure girl-next-door.
“Am I in love with you? Or am I in looooove with the feeling?” 🎶
With Halsey’s limited-edition MAC lipstick, it’s both! The lyrics above are in reference to her song collab with Justin Bieber, by the way.
Are you a die-hard Halsey fan, or has she not made her way onto your radar yet? If you don’t know much about her, please read this amazing Rolling Stones interview . If you don’t have that kind of time to dedicate, just know that Halsey is a beautiful, bold, unique young artist that is currently blazing her way through the often cookie-cutter music scene.
Sounds like a perfect partner for MAC, right? This Halsey collaboration came about as part of a larger collection called Future Forward, which contained 4 pieces designed by influential women considered to be redefining the music industry. Other collaborators were Lion Babe, Tinashe, and Dej Loaf (who I LOVE, but I wasn’t crazy about her contribution, which was a nude gloss).
Heyyyyyy night owls (or early birds – I see you, overseas readers!) ☺️
Tonight, I present to you the final – for now – installment in my mini- color correcting series! We’ll be chatting about Marc Jacobs’ Cover(t) Stick Color Corrector, which is shown here in shade Co(vert) Affairs.