In our mind, there’s really nothing that makeup artist Troy Surratt can do wrong, especially when it comes to his pro-favorite makeup line, Surratt Beauty. And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, there are now 36 more shades for us to covet—24 new colors of Artistique Shadow and 12 new hues of the Artistique Blush. If you’re keeping count, that’s a total of 48 shadow and 22 blush colors. We’re no math wizards, but we do know that adds up to a lot of possibilities when it comes to lid and cheek color combos. “As a makeup artist, I’m such a lover of color. Having more choices gives limitless options to the creative process,” explains Surratt of his decision behind the additions.
Good luck choosing a favorite among the two dozen new shadows, which include more luxurious versions of your everyday shades like shimmery nude and velvety gray, as well as unexpected hues such as lustrous yellow. Minimalists will love the neutral tones in shades like Bien Cuit, Satin Saumon, and Ma-Pêche. On the opposite end of the spectrum, an array of darker colors are choice for creating modern, smoky looks. Lie De Vin, a glistening plum, Scintillante, a deep indigo, and Verdâtre, a burnished green, all caught our eye (see what we did there, wink, wink), though there’s clearly no shortage of options. No matter which shade you select, dust it on with a brush for a diffused effect, or dab it on with your fingertip for slightly more saturated color. And for the most intense payoff, use any of these wet.
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Moving on to blush. Sure, you’ll find the standard shade suspects—namely Tu me Fais Rougir, a perfectly-balanced pink, and Cantalop, a slightly shimmery peach—but that’s just the beginning. There’s also Classique, an electric fuchsia and Halo, a yellow gold, both of which would look amazing on darker complexions. The warm champagne color, Coup De Genie, is another standout and just happens to do double-duty as the ideal highlighter color. And as if there isn’t enough to choose from, all the blush shades layer beautifully, too.
The formulas of the shadow and blush are unchanged, but still deserve a shout out. Made using an exclusive Japanese “slurry” process, the pigments start out as a liquid—think the consistency of cake batter—and gradually dry to a creamy, sueded texture, explains Surratt. This means they can be used either wet or dry to create a whole range of effects (to our earlier point on application). And let’s not forget that all of the blushes and shadows can be mixed and matched using the brand’s customizable palettes, allowing you to create your own one-stop-color-shop. Call us when you’re done playing with the endless combinations…we’ll likely still be experimenting.
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