clockwise: naked cosmetics eye shadow base, Ben Nye Banana Powder, Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Powder "Bronze", Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Powder "Iced Gold", La Femme blush "Mulberry", Ben Nye Contour Powder No 2
The best thing about NYC is you have access to almost anything you want. If it is not within walking distance, it is a train ride away. I fell into the whole Ben Nye Banana Powder hype, but this a product that I'm glad I fell into the hype for. So while searching for places where I can purchase it, I came across Alcone. Alcone is a store that specializes in theater and professional makeup for MUAs. They have all the well-known professional brands (Ben Nye, Kryolan, Eve Pearl) as well as special effects makeup. The shop itself is tiny but the staff is pretty friendly and knowledgeable. I ended up getting a few goodies during two trips I made (I work blocks away from it, hurray!).
Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Powders in "Bronze" and "Iced Gold"
naked cosmetics eye shadow base (review coming soon)
Ben Nye Contour Powder and La Femme blush in "Mulberry"
swatches (the La Femme blush is crazy pigmented!)
All the items were of decent price. The best deal was the La Femme blush. It is a really good quality blush with excellent color payoff. For only four dollars! I also purchased a z palette which I will feature in a depotting post.
I also work around the corner from a Sephora and I got these two items on black Friday for ten dollars each. The three colors in the bite palette are lovely and I'm especially loving "Tannin" for the upcoming holidays.
Bite lip luminous palette
Bare Minerals bronzer and face shaping brush