I Love Rock'n'Roll | Makeup Review

November 22, 2016

I have always been a fan of the Rock'n'Roll style: printed t-shirts, black ripped jeans, grungy hair and an edgy, interesting makeup look. As the years went by, my personal style has become more delicate and sophisticated, and yet there is always a soft spot in my heart for anything that is a little out of the box, especially when it comes to makeup.

While black and glitter are colors I feel good wearing, for others it may be a little tricky integrating these colors in their everyday routine. To make things easier, I have divided the products into three different levels of edge, so that you can add some Rock'n'Roll style to your look, even it is way out of your comfort zone.

For beginners: Rock'n'Roll on your nails. The easiest way to add some edge to any look is with rich, dark, nail polish. Le Chateau by Orly is a deep green, so deep that it looks almost black. It has a creamy finish and goes applies smoothly. It is equipped with a thin, long brush, and though I prefer shorter, denser brushes, I find this one to be comfortable to use. The nail polishes by Orly are 3-free, that is they do not contain DBP, Tolunen and Formaldehyde are cruelty free. 18 ml | 35 NIS.

Want to take it up a notch? Try applying a glitter polish over the dark base. This immediately gives nails a festive look you can't ignore. I used Champange for Breakfast by OPI, from the 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' collection. While I find most of the colors in the collection rather standard, this glitter polish is rich, easy to apply and smooth, but the price Israel is still an issue for me. 15 ml | 65 NIS.

For those who are ready to amp it up: eyes that Rock. A dramatic eye look is an excellent choice for those of you who feel comfortable with some noticeable edge. Vamp! Compact Duo by Pupa in the color Rock Violet 011, drew my attention and not only because of its name. The left, purple color with the imprint in it, is buttery, pigmented and has a slight duo-chrome shift to it. Unfortunately, the other color in the pan did not impress me. The eye shadows are suited for dry or wet usage, and you can imagine what a little bit of fix+ adds to the party. Try adding it to a black smokey eye, for a stunning effect. 2.2 grams | 59 NIS throughout December, 129 NIS after that.

For those who live and breath Rock'n'Roll: Lips to die for. If you have read this far, you are probably one of us who is not afraid to try new things, even if these might seem a little too much for others. As usual, MAC has once again created exciting new makeup products that cannot be ignored. Set to Stun is a lipgloss from the 'Star Treck' collection, that emphasizes everything glittery, unique and different. I'm not a big gloss fan, and yet I found this one to be interesting on the lips, giving a strong sparkle, noticeable with every little move. 4.8 grams | 101 NIS, at MAC stores and online

Stallion is a black (!) lipstick from the hyped Liptensity collection, and after trying it out for a while, I can definitely say it is a great formula. It is different to all the other MAC lipsticks I own. It is creamy, rich, pigmented, comfortable on the lips and long lasting. As black lipstick in a cream formula isn't easy to wear, I would recommend starting with a black, long lasting eye pencil as a lip liner before applying the lipstick. Food and drinks are out of the question, but the attention you'll get is worth the hassle. 3.6 grams | 115 NIS, in MAC stores and online.

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