My Current Favorite Drugstore Eyeshadows

Magnif'eyes Shadow Palette Review | Re-Mix-Her
Magnif'eyes Shadow Palette Review | Re-Mix-Her

In case you haven't been to the drugstore beauty section, you'll probably be pleasantly surprised to see the many new drops from makeup companies. I've been testing out a handful of the new releases; some have been major hit, and some have been disappointments. Some I expected not to perform as well as they did . . . but they exceeded my expectations.

Enter the Rimmel London Magnif'eyes Shadow Palettes. For the most part, my experience with drugstore eyeshadow palettes has been disappointing (although the CoverGirl palettes are great). I will admit I had pretty low expectations for these three palettes, but I've learned not to judge a palette without testing it. 

These shadows are fairly chalky to the touch, but when they're actually applied to the eyes, they blend out beautifully. Whether matte, shimmer, dark, or light, each shadow is quite pigmented with very little fallout. My big gripe is that not every palette has a balanced mix of mattes and shimmers; the best-balanced palette is the one called 001 Keep Calm and Wear Gold. Lately I've been gravitating more toward 002 London Nudes Calling just because of the color scheme, but I do have to dip into one of the other palettes to make up for the lack of mattes in 002.

At $8 per palette, you could really afford to pick up all three without your wallet feeling the strain. I think you'll be as pleasantly surprised as I was by the quality and wearability of these three palettes!

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.