Hello again, class! Thanks to BrandBacker*, I had the pleasure of trying a couple of free little goodies from a brand called MAKE Beauty. I want to share my initial impressions with you (and if you stay until the end – there’s a discount code for you!)
Rather than try to describe their mission myself, let me share with you MAKE Beauty’s story, taken directly from their website:
MAKE believes there are no beauty rules. That each individual is driven by an artistic approach to their own personal reality. That it’s beautiful to be inspired by your imagination. To embrace a whimsical approach to life. To be outspoken, intelligent, confident and un-self conscious.
MAKE encourages creative self-expression as individuals everywhere color their world. Our beauty products are designed for personal experimentation with rich formulations and rare palettes in an unconstrained range of colors, finishes and textures. The line is professionally formulated but user-friendly
and can be applied as layers to give as much or as little impact as you feel like on any given day. Whether the look is perfect no-makeup-makeup or modern minimal alongside a more pigmented finish is entirely up to you.
MAKE is made in our hometown, New York City. It is paraben-free and never tested on animals. 10% of sales are donated to the We See Beauty Foundation, supporting women-led, worker-owned cooperative businesses across the Americas.
I was sent two products to test for you. The first was their matte eyeshadow in the shade “Alabaster.” The second was the silk cream lipstick in the shade “Taffy.”
Alabaster is described as a “soft eggshell with peach undertones.” On me, the color was very light, but not quite enough to be a good browbone shade. I like it for an all-over lid, or transition, shadow. I found this matte powder to be a bit chalky to pick up with a brush, but it applied very nicely.
Taffy is a “medium pink with purple undertones.” This cream lipstick applied incredibly smoothly and evenly. The color is GORGEOUS. I found the formula to feel a bit waxy on the lips, but never uncomfortable and never crumbly.
I used these products to help create a really light, fresh look:
Both full size products are sold for $25.
MAKE Beauty has been kind enough to extend the following discount to my readers:
20% off sitewide on Makebeauty.com with the code MAKEYOURSELF, valid through 3/1-4/15
Please let me know if you purchase anything! I would love to see more of these lovely products in action!
*This post is sponsored. however, all OPINIONS put forth are my own and entirely honest. because honesty is important.