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Byrdie staff names the best #lipstick brands, ever

I enjoy receiving E-newsletters from Byrdie. As I use neutral eyeshadows, I express myself through lipstick, so I was very interested to read what Byrdie staff had to say.

Byrdie names the best lipstick brands, ever.

Byrdie names the best lipstick brands, ever.

I like to sample lipsticks from various brands, so I can’t name a favorite brand. I do however like Burts Bees Satin Lipstick (9.00 USD).  It performs as well as lipsticks 2-3 times its price.

These are the best lipstick brands we’ve ever tried. Read all about them here.

Source: Confirmed: These Are the Best Lipstick Brands Ever, According to Byrdie HQ


Best of #beauty – Hourglass, Cover FX and more

Best of beauty

Clockwise from top left:

Hourglass Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

A creamy stick foundation that serves as both a full-coverage foundation and concealer.  I like blending it with my Sigma 3DHD™ Kabuki Brush.

Cover FX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Don’t like the whitish cast of many sunscreens? Then try Cover FX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30.  This sunscreen goes on clear and has a serum-y consistency.

Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer – press sample

An unbelievably silky face primer with a serum-y consistency from K-Beauty brand Touch in Soul

L.A. Colors 5-Color Matte Eyeshadow Palette

OK, so the eye shadows aren’t silky, but they have good pigmentation.  A bargain at USD $1.50.  Yep, you read that right: one dollar and fifty cents.  Like neutrals as much as I do? Then try Tan Khaki, Brown Tweed, or Natural Linen (shown).

Jane Iredale Daytime eyeshadow palette

The perfect neutral eyeshadow palette

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Jane

One swipe, and you’re done.  Jane (Fonda? Birken?) is described as “terracotta rose.”  The terracotta makes the rose less precious. For other terracotta faves, visit Meet the Lipstick Shade That’ll Replace Your Nudes This Fall.

Burt’s Bees Satin Lipstick

Burt’s Bees Satin Lipstick is every bit as good as luxury lipsticks (including NARS).  It’s a great value at USD 9.00. My lipstick wardrobe includes Burt Bee’s Satin Lipsticks in Ruby Ripple and Russet River.  Buy wherever Burt’s Bees are sold (and that’s practically everywhere).

IsaDora Eye Shadow Quartet in Muddy Nudes

Yes, I sprang for the IsaDora eye shadow palettes as soon as they became available on walgreens.com.  I am delighted with the smoothness and pigmentation of the eye shadow quartet and the subtle gradation of shades.

NARS 413 BLKR Multiple

NARS 413 BLKR collection is named in tribute to the NARS flagship boutique at 413 Bleecker Street in NYC’s West Village. The latest addition to this collection is the Mulitple, in a rich burgundy shade.

NARS 413 BLKR Multiple

NARS 413 BLKR Multiple

I look forward to trying the 413 BLKR Multiple. Years ago, the company sent me two samples to try: Orgasm and Tuomota bronzer. I loved how smoothly the Multiple went on, straight from the stick, and how seamlessly it blended into my skin. The girl at Sephora showed me how to tap color from the Multiple onto my cheeks.  I was so impressed that I became a paying customer, when I bought the Multiple in G Spot.  NARS could make a killer stick foundation if it wanted to.

The 413 BLKR Multiple joins the other items in the 413 BLKR collection:

  • 413 BLKR eye shadow (dove grey)
  • 413 BLKR eye shadow duo (shimmering amethyst / black with red pearl)
  • 413 BLKR Larger Than Life Lip Gloss (red)
  • 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (fuchsia)
  • 413 BLKR Pure Matte Lipstick (warm rose brown)

The 413 BLKR collection is sold exclusively at the NARS 413 Bleecker Street boutique and the NARS boutique at 8412 Melrose Ave. in LA and through narscosmetics.com.