LESSON: THE IMPORTANCE OF BASES

Hey beauties!

Wanted to share a quick lesson with you, which is the importance of bases. A base is anything you put UNDER makeup - so this could be an eye primer, lip primer, and so on. I want to show you guys how different bases can completely change the look of a product.

I'm going to be demonstrating this using Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow in Punch Fuchsia (from the new Artist Palette). The bases I am using are NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and Black Bean.

DIFFERENT BASES AND WHAT THEY DO 

NO BASE: The product will look much softer, muted and light. 

WHITE BASE: The product will look much brighter, more intense, and sometimes pastel-y.

BLACK BASE: The product will look much deeper, more intense, and will bring out reflects (such as the blue reflects in the photo below).

WHY THIS IS AWESOME

This is an awesome way to get a lot of use out of one product. You can completely change the effect/appearance of ONE eyeshadow instead of buying a bunch of different products (let's be real, we are all still going to buy a bunch of different products). This is also a really fun way to get yourself out of your comfort zone and try something new with your makeup. Play with more bases than just white and black and see how it changes your products! 

HOW DO I APPLY THEM

When using a base, you want to apply it over the area you will be placing the product ONLY. So if you want the shade on the lid, apply it only to the lid in a generous amount, and blend the edges using a fluffy brush. Then apply the shade over top by patting it on, not sweeping, with a flat brush or finger.

With no base whatsoever.

With no base whatsoever.

With white base. 

With white base. 

With black base. 

With black base. 

xo,

Samantha

LOOK: NEUTRAL EYE FT. MELT COSMETICS BLITZED

Hey guys! 

I was totally anxious and excited when I received this lipstick because of all the crazy shit I do with my makeup- I have yet to wear a shade of lipstick like this one. The safest eye look I could think of was to incorporate my neutrals which I had recently forgotten about. I hope you guys like it! 

FACE PRODUCTS: 

  • NYX Cosmetics HD Foundation in Sand Beige
  • Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Light Medium
  • Ben Nye Cameo 
  • NYX Cosmetics Highlight Contour Palette

BROW PRODUCTS

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Granite & Ebony
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

EYE PRODUCTS

  • BATALASH X SAUCEBOX Palette 
  • NYX Cosmetics Slide On Pencil in Glitzy Gold
  • Tarte Tartiest Clay Paint Liner
  • Flutter Lashes in Kamilla 

LIP PRODUCTS

  • NEW Melt Cosmetics Blitzed (applied with a Sigma L05 lip brush)

Thanks guys! 

xx, Angela

BATALASH X SAUCEBOX PALETTE

Hiya beauties! 

This is an exciting day in Batalash History.

As you know, we've been busting our brows creating a beautiful palette with one of our favorite brands Saucebox! We are long time fans of their palettes and the amazing pigmentation they have so we were honored to begin developing a palette with them that was everything we wanted. Both our visions were combined into a beautiful mixture of eye shadows that we know will work for all of you beauties! We wanted this palette to be everything we believe in: bold, beautiful and unapologetically BATALASH.

The shades chosen are perfect for the ladies and gents out there who want to keep it soft and natural, but we also added some kick ass brights if you feel like you want to experiment with your wild side. We're also confident that our brights will please all of you who have an insatiable thirst for color! This palette is cruelty freeee and will retail for $60.00USD with 4g of product per pan. That's a whole lotta color for ya! Psst... you can also use the neutrals for some epic highlight and contouring!

We are absolutely essited, nervous, proud and totally in love with you guys for supporting us every step of the way. We hope all of you beauties can get your claws on this palette since we have limited quantities, BUT if do not there's no need to fret; we will soon be ordering a larger amount of palettes so all of you can get to creating some sick looks! Don't forget to #batalash and #saucebox so we can see all of your creations!

We love you guys! 

 

NEW BEGINNINGS

Hey beauties!

It's been a little while - thanks for your patience. Sometimes in life, you get stuck in your routine and become uninspired. Honestly - that's where our headspace has been over the last few months. We lost our vision and needed to take a step back to re-evaluate. Every once in a while, you need to take some time for yourself. Now that we are over that bump in the road, let's get back at it. We hope you dig our newly revised website! We are hoping you'll find it easier to navigate and we will be updating more frequently for all you loyal beauties out there. 

xx,

Batalash