Not only does MAKE Beauty have beautifully chic packaging, flawless makeup for any range of needs, and is never tested on animals, it's also part of a great initiative. For each MAKE Beauty product that you buy, 10% of the proceeds will go towards the We See Beauty Foundation, which supports women-led cooperative business ventures throughout the Americas. The products are made locally here in New York City, are paraben-free, and come in an unrivaled range of colors, finishes, and textures.
The Silk Lipstick -- Magnolia
This lipstick glides on oh-so-smoothly and delivers a pop of bold color. It's not heavy or cakey like some lipsticks can be and feels super lightweight and creamy on your lips. It's great for everyday wear. They named it "silk" for a reason, it's definitely my new go-to for a fun summery pink lipstick!
The Luminous Lip Gloss -- Nude
A great clear gloss to give your lips a natural shine, perfect for everyday use or to add some shine over another lipstick. It's not too sticky and my favorite part -- it smells and tastes very subtly like mint!
The Soft Focus Translucent Powder -- Colorless
I love this product so much! It goes on over your makeup to set it in place and keep your skin shine-free and soft looking all day (much needed for someone with super oily skin like mine)! It's perfect for touchups throughout the day and is small enough to take with you in pretty much any purse!
The Custom Finish Effects -- Matte/Dew
This little palate goes hand-in-hand with the translucent powder to create a matte finish but also allow for some strategic dewy glow where you want it. Dewy skin is all the rage right now as highlighters and shimmery blushes are being introduced by every major beauty brand. This duo lets you really hone in and control your dewiness -- it's a fine line between dewy and shiny.
The Matte Finish Eyeshadow -- Cement
The best thing about this eyeshadow is that you can layer it on to create as subtle or as bold a look as you want. One or two light layers are sheer enough for a daytime look, but when used with some blended black eyeshadow, lengthening mascara, and dark eyeliner can easily be taken into a bold eye look.