Refinery29 always seems to know what we NEED. Like how to recreate Katniss’ braid from the Hunger Games and how to wear neon polish. And now they’ve gone and ahead and teamed with Julie Hewitt to offer this Spring Essentials Makeup Kit to channel your inner Joan, Betty or Peggy. Whether you are into Mad Men or not, this kit is a must.
We LOVE Julie Hewitt Cheekies and that phenom Cheekie Brush, and this kit contains the both of those and more. For $85 ($136.50 value), you get:
- Rouge Noir lipstick
- Destiny Cheekie Pot
- Cheekie Brush
- Cat Eye Eyeshadow Quad (shades: Bellini, Pearl, Siren and Noir)
- Mini Liner Brush
R29 put together a slideshow of looks as well. I’m partial to Betty’s. You?
The kit is available for a short time, through April 7. Check it out here.
When it comes to highlighters and blush, I am a cream fiend! It doesn’t always work in the summer with my oily skin but in colder seasons, I am on it like white on rice. Plus, I love something that’s easy to use that I can just put it on with my fingers. Being the cream fiend that I am, it was only natural that the first product I tried from makeup artist Julie Hewett’s line was her Mandy palette, a palette created for Mandy Moore.
Normally, I am not a Mandy Moore fan… I can’t deal with her music but if you sit me in front of a TV with A Walk to Remember on, it is guaranteed that I will cry. Now in the beauty realm, I can definitely deal with Ms. Moore as Julie Hewett’s inspiration. After all, I don’t think she has ever set foot on a red carpet looking a mess. The Mandy palette features 2 cream blushes known as Cheekies in Peachy and Natural, a cream highlighter known as a Shimmy in Goldie and a lipgloss known as a Lip Lush in Mimi. All of the colors in this palette are all sheer and will work with a variety of skin tones, plus the Cheekies are perfect shades for spring.
My favorite thing about Julie Hewett’s Mandy palette is its versatility. I could use the Shimmy on my eyes, lips and cheeks if I wanted to and the Cheekies are creamy enough to use on the lips as well. You can also mix the products together if you wanted to. If all I had in my bag was some powder, mascara and this palette, I’d be set and I’d look fresh and natural to boot… which reminds me, I need to make room for this in my makeup bag!
This month Julie Hewett has 2 pink products with proceeds going towards breast cancer research. Julie Hewett Los Angeles will 25% of proceeds from the sales of their Rosie Cheekie and Bijou Lipstick in Lulu to the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation during the month of October.
A Cheekie is a great multi-tasker, it’s a cream blush and lip color in one. The pink shade for this month is Rosie and it’s a sheer vibrant raspberry that gives skin and lips a fresh, healthy glow. As for the lipstick, Lulu is part of the Bijou Collection which was inspired by actresses with full lips. Lulu is a sheer shade that can be worn alone or layered with other shades.
Have you tried Julie Hewett’s line? I am so intrigued by this line. I think I’m going to spend my weekend checking out the few local places that carry it.