Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bright Colors and Buttondowns: MAKE Cosmetics and a Nordstrom Sale Shopping Guide Update

Above: MAKE Cosmetics Face Gloss, Defining Mascara and Matte Lipsticks in Jakarta and Fire.
Sometimes one needs a shock of color to break up a routine...enter MAKE beauty.  Although the Defining Mascara is a classic black and the Face gloss is, dare I say it, translucent, the matte lipstick is wildly pigmented and I have to shades to show you today that definitely challenged my pinky nude regimen!

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches, images of the products in action and my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide Update featuring Equipment France as well as the Bottom Line...

Above: Matte Lipsticks in Jakarta and Fire.
I have been impressed with MAKE (available at Barney's NY and Birchbox) for quite awhile (see previous reviews HERE and HERE) and was thrilled to be able to give some of the line's more recent releases a try:
  • *MAKE Matte Lipsticks in Jakarta and Fire:  This lipstick is positively saturated in vibrant pigment; it delivers a lovely matte finish that has major impact without feeling dry...its velvet texture glides on lips and the lasting power is significant.  The deep aubergine Jakarta applies semi- sheer but reaches full opacity in a second coat.  Fire is a breathtaking bright orange that is somehow entirely wearable when the rest of one's make up is restrained...I love this shade. 
  • *MAKE Face Gloss: This cushiony gel is perfectly clear (read: no shimmer whatsoever) for the most naturally radiant finish to the skin known to man.  Just a drop, tapped with my ring finger along my brown bone, upper cheek bones and down the bridge of my nose instantly creates an ethereally dewy glow that doesn't feel the slightest bit sticky...absolutely brilliant!
  • *MAKE Defining Mascara: Jet black for lush lashes, the tapered cone of the wand allows for even distribution of the rich formula to even the tiniest of lashes.
Above: MAKE Face Gloss.
Above: MAKE Defining Mascara.
Above: Swatches with a flash.
Above: Swatches without a flash.
The following images reflect all MAKE products in action; I am also wearing...
Above: Wearing MAKE Matte Lipstick in FIRE.
Above: Wearing MAKE Matte Lipstick in FIRE.
Above: Wearing MAKE Matte Lipstick in FIRE.
Above: Wearing MAKE Matte Lipstick in FIRE. 
Above: Wearing MAKE Matte Lipstick in FIRE.
Above: Wearing MAKE Matte Lipstick in JAKARTA.
Above: Wearing MAKE Matte Lipstick in JAKARTA. 
Above: Wearing MAKE Matte Lipstick in JAKARTA.
Above: Wearing MAKE Matte Lipstick in JAKARTA.
Above: Wearing MAKE Matte Lipstick in JAKARTA.
Above: Last look.
And with this seasons-old classic button down as a pared down element of this post, I had to mention that I discovered a cache of Equipment France shirts currently marked down for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (fully detailed HERE).  With early access in full swing and general access beginning on Thursday, now is the perfect time to stock up on a gorgeous crop of classics to wear both immediate and in the cooler months to come.  My closet is comprised of at least 1/4 Equipment France and I am certain it will be 1/3 before this sale is over! I suggest the...

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Bottom Line: Streamlined and subtle, the MAKE cosmetics line is beautifully-executed.  I am loving the bold and transformative effect of the Matte Lipsticks in Jakarta and Fire and know that the luminous Face Gloss will be a staple in my handbag.

Have YOU tried MAKE?  Thoughts?

Finally, I hope you found the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale update helpful...the markdowns on brand new Equipment France pieces are too marvelous to miss! 

I hope your week is going well thus far...good things ahead, I promise ; ) 

xx,

--The Beauty Professor

** PR sample provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. 
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4 comments:

  1. The Jakarta looks fabulous on you! I have never given this brand a try and now I must head the Dallas Galleria to find them! Thanks for the post

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    1. Thanks so much, Sherry! Check out Barney's NY to find the MAKE line!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. what a stunning line! All of the shades looked amazing against your skin tone, but Fire in particular was gorgeous!

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    1. Isn't it dreamy, Maeve?! Thank you for the kind words...it took a little bravery on my end to wear Fire but it was a fun adventure ; )

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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