I’m testing SO many new products right now that my beauty brain is about to explode but, let’s be honest, I love it! You all know how much I adore the whole trialing process. But instead of inundating you with every single piece of newness that’s come across my desk, I’m trying to narrow things down to what I consider the best of the best. What is really exciting me? What am I reaching for again and again? Well, these Dome Beauty products definitely fit those criteria. I recently received a few bits to test out from this indie makeup brand as part of the Beautyque affiliate program. Let me tell you, I’m seriously impressed with their high quality and high performance, so I’m going to give you three rapid-fire mini reviews here.
If you’re not familiar with the new e-tailer Beautyque NYC, they offer an amazing curation of small and emerging (often female-owned) indie beauty brands. So if you feel passionate about shopping small, shopping female-owned, or shopping mission-driven, you may find this post particularly interesting. Plus, awesome news, if you decide to pick up any of these products for yourself, you can use the code ‘ERICA’ at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase. But of course, as with all affiliate codes, there is no pressure. Let’s dive in!
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DISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONTAINS ITEMS THAT WERE GIFTED TO ME AS PART OF THE BEAUTYQUE AFFILIATE PROGRAM, BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN. THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST. HOWEVER, IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE MY CODE I WILL RECEIVE COMPENSATION.
EYE JEWELS 24 HR CREAM EYESHADOW
Say hello to dome BEAUTY’s Eye Jewels: perfectly pigmented, mousse-like shadows that feel comfortable and lightweight on the lids. Featuring a light, airy formula with a sensorial whipped texture, the Eye Jewels provides a luminescent finish that simultaneously moisturizes your lids and allows for a quick dry, non-sticky or heavy feeling that will last longer than your day. Available in 4 versatile shades curated specifically to flatter all skin-tones without compromising payoff.
– flawless, crease-free application
– buildable formula
– 24 hour long-wearing properties
We’re starting off with a bang with my most favorite product of the three. If you hate having to deal with the fussiness that often comes with liquid eyeshadows – the fast dry-down, the difficult blend – you gotta get your hands on one of these Eye Jewels. They are so, so easy to work with and boy, are they pigmented. I’d even go as far to say that this is the best liquid eyeshadow formula I’ve tried, at least in recent memory. It’s definitely better than the ILIA Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tint, which dries down way too fast in my opinion, and even the Kosas 10 Second Eyeshadow, which is just slightly more fussy in application. (Check out my comparison post on the ILIA vs. Kosas formulas if you’re interested for more.)
I apply a thin layer of the Eye Jewels directly from the doe-foot applicator all over my (unprimed) lid and gently blend upwards and outwards with a dense, synthetic brush. The applicator does hold a lot of product – way too much product in fact – so make sure you clean it off before applying. But otherwise, this is a breeze. No skipping or patchiness here, and it builds very well on itself without getting too stiff or hard to work with. You also get a decent amount of playtime before it sets and both the color and the metallic finish stay vibrant throughout the entire day. I’ve also noticed very little creasing, if any at all. For reference, I usually wear my makeup for about 9 to 11 hours.
I was gifted the shade Rose Gold. It’s beautiful and perfect for everyday wear, but the formula comes in 4 very neutral shades.
The Dome Beauty Eye Jewels retail for $25.00 and you can shop the range here.
CHEEK ENVY BLUSH
Give cheeks a healthy lit-from-within glow with our cheek envy blush. Available in 5 photo-shoot tested shades with high-stakes color payoff to suit every skin tone or mood, the Cheek Envy Blush features a blend of color-rich pigments that provide long-wearing properties with a texture that is smooth as silk. The blush provides a subtle pearl effect that glides onto your skin evenly with one stroke. These versatile shades are buildable for a layering effect from a simple pop of natural color to defined sculpted cheeks. Formulated in Italy, the Cheek Envy Blush is infused with notable Italian natural ingredients such as grapes, olives, beets and apple, lime and kiwi juice extract – all of which provide a variety of essential vitamins (C, E & K) and antioxidants to enhance your skins inner glow.
-Pigmented and Buildable
-Infused with Vitamins & Antioxidants
You know I’m mainly a cream blush kinda girl, but I have found myself reaching for this powder-textured Cheek Envy Blush again and again. I think it’s a combination of both the ease of application and the lush color.
I take a medium-sized fluffy brush, dip it once or twice into the powder, tap off the excess (very important), and just apply to my cheeks in light and gentle circular motions. You don’t need a lot of product here at all – this formula is very pigmented and the press on the powder isn’t particularly hard – so it’s definitely best to work slowly and build up to your desired level of color. The lasting power is great here too; on my dry skin I can get around 7-8 hours of solid wear before it starts to fade.
I was gifted the shade English Rose, which is a soft, neutral take on pinky rose with a subtle satin finish. It’s absolutely perfect for my fair skin. If you have deeper skin it may get lost on you, but they also offer some more bright and punchy shades in the line. This product doubles up for me as both an eyeshadow and a blush; it’s GORGEOUS as an eyeshadow! I’ve done several monochromatic looks and really, really enjoyed the finished result.
The Dome Beauty Cheek Envy Blush retails for $28.00, and you can shop the range here.
LUMINARY GLOW POWDER HIGHLIGHTER
Get your glow on from any angle with our luminous, ultra-light pressed powder highlighter. The silky finish melts into your skin and the smooth texture makes blending effortless. Give your skin a youthful luminescence without the guilt of dirty ingredients.
-Extra luminous and ultra light
-Soft – silky to the touch
-Vibrant, neutral shade for all skin tones
-Subtle shimmer finish
-Long wear properties
We’re rounding things off with a look at my least favorite, or least reached-for product, the Luminary Glow Powder Highlighter. This really comes down to personal preference; it has nothing to do with the quality of the product. I’m just not into powder highlighters for the most part. I’m always going to prefer something creamier in texture and more pearly in sheen.
Now, that being said, this is still a lovely highlighter. It’s not dry, flakey or crumbly on the skin; it applies and blends very smoothly, and lasts all day, even longer than the Cheek Envy Blush. It comes in one shade, Majestic, which is golden and slightly peachy in tone. Again, not really my preference; on my skin tone I usually go for something more icy and less golden and warm. But if you love your powder highlighter compacts (did I mention this also comes with a handy mirror?), and you want to support a small business, this is a great option.
The Dome Beauty Luminary Glow Powder Highlighter retails for $32.00, which you can shop here.
Would you try anything from Dome Beauty? If so, what? Remember, you can use code ‘ERICA’ at checkout on Beautyque for 10% off!
xo, and be well, Erica