SKINCARE BRAND SPOTLIGHT:
I've become a big fan of this skincare brand for some time now and they recently decided to branch out into the realm of cosmetics too- which I jumped at the chance to try, of course! Michael Todd knows quality and every skincare product I've give a try thus far, has been wonderful- I had high hopes that their makeup would be of the same caliber...AND I was right! ;)
If you haven't heard about Michael Todd- here's a bit about who they are, for some background: the company was started by Lewis Hendler, one of the minds behind Scunci- the well-known International hair accessory brand. He began the brand in hopes that the right combination of active & natural ingredients would achieve fantastic skincare results.
Michael Todd uses only 100% Certified Organic Aloe Vera as a base for their products and are formulated free of: parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, and artificial dyes. Their products aren't tested on animals and are made in the U.S. too.
Make sure to check out below my review of their latest product- the Eye Stix Cream Shadows! There are 4 awesome colors and I snagged all 4...get the lowdown on these cream eye shadows below:
THE BEAUTY CLOSET'S RECOMMENDED PRODUCT OF THE WEEK:
[4-pack @ $56 & ind. ea. @ $16]
I admit to having high hopes that these would end up being a great product and good venture into the cosmetic world for Michael Todd and I'm glad that my hunch was correct! I absolutely LOVE these Eye Stix :) They go on easily and will layer & build with little effort- you can smudge these as well, making them great candidates for use as a eye-liners too.
You can really achieve a variety of looks- from sheer to super dramatic, based on how much you: apply, blend, layer, or combine with other shades! The real treat for me, was the richness and prettiness of the color- you can get a sheer effect or a deep, lush depth of color that is gorgeous :)
It was honestly difficult to choose out of the 4 colors, which one was my favorite- but if I had to pick a top shade it would be "Champagne". This beautiful shade is a nice take on a metallic gold and looks great layered all of the other shades or as a brow highlighter. A close 2nd pick would be the "Copper" shade- this was a very close 2nd pick too...it's just the opposite in depth of color as this one is a rich metallic copperish-bronze that's equally pretty.
The other 2 colors are fun versions of this Spring's new shades and they were both likes as well. Overall, I was quite happy with the color, quality, and blendability of these Eye Stix from Michael Todd. Want to snag these awesome cream shadows? Get them at: michaeltoddusa.com.