My New Top-Shelf Foundation

My New Top-Shelf Foundation | Re-Mix-Her
My New Top-Shelf Foundation | Re-Mix-Her

If you've been a long-time Re-Mix-Her reader, you'll know my foundation preferences: long-wearing, mattifying without looking cakey or heavy, and as light as they possibly come to match my skin tone as close as possible. I had a Sephora gift card burning a hole in my pocket during Black Friday, so while I was out shopping, I decided to take a risk on a foundation I had heard nothing about from the beauty community . . . and I was not disappointed.

I'd had my eye on the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Foundation for a while simply because of the shade range. I knew there were some extremely fair shades in the range, which caught my eye initially, but when I saw it was a long-wearing foundation, was oil-free, and had a matte finish, that sealed the deal.

If you couldn't gather from the title of this post, this foundation quickly made it into top-shelf status, meaning that ever since that fateful Black Friday, I haven't touched another foundation. If there's such a thing as the perfect foundation for me, this is it. It truly is long-wearing and combats shine like no other foundation I've tried. It is fairly transfer-resistant (definitely not transfer-proof), and it's one of those rare foundations that actually looks better the longer you wear it. It does creep into my laugh lines and other fine lines, but that's nothing unusual for a foundation these days. The best part? The shade 100 Ivoire N is my perfect shade—I don't have to lighten it like I have to do with 95% of my other foundations.

It's a pricey little foundation, but if you're on the hunt for something mattifying and long-wearing, I'd highly recommend going into your Sephora and asking for a sample of the foundation. I think you'll fall in love with it, just like I did. 

Burgundy Accessories

Burgundy Accessories | Re-Mix-Her
Burgundy Accessories | Re-Mix-Her
Burgundy Accessories | Re-Mix-Her
Burgundy Accessories | Re-Mix-Her
Burgundy Accessories | Re-Mix-Her
Burgundy Accessories | Re-Mix-Her

Sweater: Gap | Denim: Gap | Boots: Sam Edelman | Bag: Forever 21 | Earrings: H&M

When push comes to shove and I need to jet out the door, I tend to stick to neutrals (surprise, surprise), and this just so happened to be the case the other afternoon while I was getting ready. I went for all-black, particularly because I knew I wanted to wear these crazy boots I bought at Marshalls a few weeks ago. The real star of the show, though, are these earrings, which I added for a pop of color and to amp up what is otherwise a basic outfit. (I couldn't find them online, but check your local H&M to see if they're in-stock.)

Have a great weekend!

The Surprise Palette

The Surprise Palette | Re-Mix-Her
The Surprise Palette | Re-Mix-Her

If there's one big beauty lesson I've learned this year, it's never to judge a palette by its initial colors. I'll admit . . . I judged the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette and thought, "Oh, those colors just aren't me. I'll never get that palette." It's now one of my most-reached-for palettes daily, and I find I'm having to eat my words once again.

Enter the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Edition Eyeshadow Palette. When it released a couple of months ago and beauty gurus were going crazy for it, I didn't think I'd end up taking the plunge because the colors are so unlike what I tend to gravitate toward naturally. When the fall Sephora VIB Rouge sale came around and I saw the palette in-person, though, my mind changed. (You can see what else I purchased during the sale here.)

The palette itself contains ten matte shadows, two chromatic pressed pearl shadows, and six 3D metal shadows (very reminiscent of pressed pigments). I'd heard some in the beauty community were complaining about the inconsistency of quality in some of the shadows in the palette, but mine performs perfectly. Each shadow is very pigmented and blendable, and the shimmery shadows are extreme in the best sense of the word. 

If you're feeling adventurous—or maybe you just want a new palette to spice up your makeup routine—this is a great palette to add to your collection. Don't be scared of the pink and orange shadows; they're quite wearable, and I think if you give it a chance, you'll be surprised at how much you enjoy and use this. I know I was.

Holiday Lips

Holiday Lips | Re-Mix-Her
Holiday Lips | Re-Mix-Her
Holiday Lips | Re-Mix-Her

I'd say this is a pretty accurate representation of 85% of the US at the moment, and I am jumping into the holiday season full-force like the guy in that video with a new set of innovative lip products that are new from NARS this Christmas season. Liquid lipstick is still having a big moment, and the beauty industry is still pumping out new formulas every day . . . and the new Velvet Lip Glides from NARS are holiday gold.

I purchased this set (currently out of stock, but keep an eye out), which is pretty perfect color-wise as we transition from autumn into the red lips of the holiday season. These are not the dry-your-lips-into-raisins liquid lipsticks that will last through the apocalypse. They're more of a semi-matte finish that is hydrating and that will move throughout the day, but they leave behind a beautiful stain on your lips. 

If deep colors are more your thing, I'd recommend buying Toy, which looks quite daunting but is surprisingly wearable. Just be warned: The formula is a little bit patchy and uneven on the darker, deeper shades in my experience, so you'll need to work with them a little to get an even application. Oh, and a lip liner is a must to stop any bleeding.

If nudes are more up your alley, I'd recommend Stripped. The lighter shades are much more easy to work with and have an even color application. If you're in the market for a new liquid lipstick that won't dry your lips out (because we know winter is already wreaking havoc on them), you'll want to put one of two of these shades on your Christmas wish list.