Wednesday, June 14, 2017

True Summer Makeup List-High End/ULTA

True Summer has the most challenging time shopping for cosmetics. Most colors available as of right now have neutral bases to them, or they are quite intense. That is what is "in fashion". Things contain too much blue or red, putting them in the True Winter category, or other items have a more browned base that places them in Soft Summer.

When examining each of these shades carefully, I placed an image of  the True Summer dot chart on my smart phone and drew from my own knowledge of the palette based on previous associations.


Lipsticks, liquid lipsticks and balms:

Mally Beauty H3 Gel lipstick in Hibiscus

Lorac Pro Liquid Lipstick in Wisteria
Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color in Magenta
Lorac Alter Ego lipstick in Cat Lady
Lorac Alter Ego lipstick in Pageant Queen

Stila Stay All Day Matte lipstick in Soiree
Stila Stay All Day liquid lipstick in Aria
Stila Stay All Day liquid lipstick in Bacca

Buxom Full On Lip Cream in Berry Blast
Buxom Shimmer Shock lipstick in Supercharged
Buxom Full Bodied lipstick in Swinger

Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Madison

Too Faced Melted in Melted Berry
Too Faced Melted Matte in Bend and Snap
Too Faced Melted Matte in Unicorn
Too Faced Melted Matte in Jawbreaker

Tarteist Lip Paint in Fly
Tarteist Lip Paint in Twerk

Butter London lipstick in !!!
Butter London lipstick and polish in Bodacious

Lipstick Queen in Saint Hot Rose
Lipstick Queen liquid lipstick in Decadence

Smashbox Always On liquid lipstick in Shockaholic
Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Publicist Matte

Urban Decay Vice liquid lipstick in Menace
Urban Decay Vice liquid lipstick in ZZ
Urban Decay Vice liquid lipstick in WSM
Urban Decay Vice lipstick in Bittersweet
Urban Decay Vice lipstick in PDA
Urban Decay Vice lipstick in Alpha

Julep It's Balm in Magenta Plum Crème
Julep It's Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in XOXO
Julep It's Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in Pucker Up

Fiona Stiles liquid lipstick in Thrasher



Blush:

Blush colors are next to impossible to find. Everything is either too browned or too warm with gold flecks. Both of these shades are a bit of a compromise. I think Rose Parade will probably be closer to True Winter....use a light hand.

L'Ancome Blush Subtil in Rose Parade
Fiona Stiles Soft Cheek Veil in Pomander Walk

Highlighter:

It is difficult to find a cool toned highlighter since everything is so blessed WARM or earthy. This one did not perfectly match the True Summer palette, but it is champagne based with a cool iridescent undertone to it that I think is beautiful.


Stila Transcendence cream highlighter


Eye liner pencils:

Grays are either too warm, too browned or just wrong. The other eye liner pencils were too intense, leaning Winter. I thought these two looked great against the palette.

Stila Indigo eye liner
Stila Teal eye liner


The red herring of the bunch was eye shadow. At this point, my eyes were about ready to cross from doing all of the swatching and cross checking I needed to do in order to compile this list. I can tell you honestly....I did not see one single eye shadow collection that would work. Everything is either too browned, grayed, shiny or warm. You will have to bring your swatch book with you and purchase single shadows.

CAVEAT: Please, for the love of all that is good, swatch these colors to your True Summer fan before purchasing. Don't take my word for any of the above until you see everything with your own two eyes under the truest lighting you can find.



Sincerely,



Tina





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