Top IG Posts of Week | 8117
So we all know the Instagram algorithm sucks, especially for creatives trying to build an audience and clientele through the platform. The fact that the Instagram posts on your feed aren't in chronological order means that a bulk of you MISS what we post. Instagram + the Cocoa Swatches app are the two places we normally where we share swatches of the latest products, first.
Cocoa Color Story : Sunset Eye
As a self-proclaimed sunset aficionado, its no wonder I was heavily inspired by the sunset for this week's Cocoa Color Story. (I can probably name my top 5 fave epic sunset locations off the top of my head; one of them being this AMAZING blazing orange sunset I captured on my rooftop in NYC)
The Blackest Eyeliner? 🤔 Cocoa Swatches Investigates
A really good black eye liner is a must have item for any proper makeup arsenal. Having a darker complexion can make it especially difficult to find a liner that is truly jet black, especially on top on any shadows and glitters you may use in your eye looks. We put together a quick swatch comparison of some popular black eye liners down below! Which one is the darkest? You be the judge!
My Summer Custom Makeup Palette
Every time a new eyeshadow palette or highlighter palette is announced, the Internet goes crazy, products sell out in seconds, and beauty junkies run wild. It's safe to say that most people love a good palette, but sometimes you just need the shades that are tried and true that you know will work for you, the shades you would throw in your bag if you had to travel someplace ASAP!
Quick Thoughts on Colorism
I was inspired to write about some quick thoughts I had myself on privilege and colorism in the beauty community. Check out the Twitter thread below, and don't forget to follow us if your aren't already! 😉😉 Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
SNEAK PEEK: MAKE UP FOR EVER ARTIST FACE COLOR
Don't you hate when a new palette drops but only a couple of shades suit your complexion?!
The MUFE team was kind enough to send over their latest product: customizable complexion palettes! Once these are released, you will be able to create a custom 3 powder palette consisting of sculpting, highlighting, and blush powders. Check out the photos and swatches below!
Can You Beat The Heat? Battle of the Warm Palettes
I don't know about you, but I can never get enough of a warm eye shadow palette. Matte oranges, metallic bronzes, and deep browns are right up my alley. The OG Morphe 35O palette (does anyone remember when they would sell out every week?) and Nubian Juvia's Place palettes have solidified themselves as go-tos for us warm toned lovers, but over the past month, they have run into some MAJOR competition.
Introducing: Cocoa Color Stories
I've always been a visual learner. Whenever I see a makeup look show up on my Instagram feed or an outfit walk down the runway, I envision what products I could use to achieve the look or what color accessories pair well an aesthetic. That's why I've decided to introduce Cocoa Color Stories to SKINDEEP.
BROWN SKIN FRIENDLY RIHANNA WILD THOUGHTS MAKEUP TUTORIAL
I've had Rihanna's new song, "Wild Thoughts," on repeat since it dropped last week and I fell in love with the makeup looks! I was so inspired that I decided to do a talk through makeup tutorial. Check out swatches, photos, and the YT video tutorial below!