Some women search for the perfect red lipstick. Others, the perfect liquid foundation.
Me? I’ve been searching for the PERFECT neutral palette for a long, long time. And I’m not talking about just any item – sure, I can find a nice nude lipstick here, and a passable pink blush there – but for years, I’ve been waiting for a complete line of neutral shades that work harmoniously together to take the guesswork out of “understated but fabulous”.
Ladies, I’ve found it… in a place where you’d never think to look!
Are you familiar with Caryl Baker Visage? I remember popping into their salon for a facial circa 2001, but otherwise, they’ve never really been on my radar for makeup or skin care. After all, it’s hard to resist the call of the more glamorous makeup destinations in the mall (MAC! Sephora! Chanel!) but of course, glamour has a price… and it’s often $27.50 for an eye liner. (I know. Never again.)
Turns out, they’ve been quietly building quite the beauty following with their Colour Kits – essential makeup pieces in complementary shades, retailing for almost 50% off had you purchased the items separately.
I received a press drop with with these gorgeous shades from the “Uptown Girl” collection in Midtown Morning. Included: Eye Shadows (Gingerbread Latté, Check Please! and In Transit), Blush (Slept In), Lipstick (Morning After), Lip Gloss (Rodeo Drive) and the Ultimate Eye Liner (Occult).
Remember my new hair colour reveal from two weeks ago? What I didn’t reveal was that I was glowing in Caryl Baker’s Midtown Morning collection. With Occult eye liner on my lower lash line, Slept in blush on my cheeks and a generous coat of Rodeo lip gloss lending moisture and shine to my lips, you can say I was in neutral overdrive.
(Now who says neutral is boring? Not me!)
The earthy pink hues work well to complement darker fall hair trends, and there’s just enough punchy purple in the eyeliner to make eyes appear bigger and brighter. Bonus: the lip gloss is not sticky at all, and layers perfectly over the lipstick for long-wearing colour. I am in LOVE with this colour palette!
But that’s not all! (Said in my best infomercial voice…) ALL of the products above are just $69.50! That’s a savings of $59.00 had you purchased them separately. I love that you can get your whole look coordinated with one set.
And yes, I know that $69.50 is still much more than some gals would drop at once on makeup. So consider adding this to your Christmas wish lists – totally worth it! I can promise you that I’ll be rocking this palette all season, so if you see me, be sure to tell me how “understated but fabulous” I look :)
Very nice! The blush looks lovely!
Thank you Joanna! It wears really well too – all day!
Very nice…I think I will need to check out Visage!
You absolutely should. As I said – never on my radar until I tried the collection!
What an awesome deal! And you look gorgeous!
Thanks Laura! Can’t get over how much I love this colour kit!
I’m totally with on passing right by Visage in malls and maybe it’s time for me to change that also… were the MUAs you met friendly and fun?
Hi Victoria! I ventured into a Caryl Baker store for the first time in ages and was pleasantly surprised at how sweet and knowledgeable the MUAs were! A far cry from some of the standoff-ish reps I’m used to dealing with.
Ooooh love that colour palette – especially the slight burgundy shade. Uptown Girl ! Will have to go searching to buy.
Check it out Eva – it suits so many skin tones!
Beautiful! Love that lippy! Off to check out Caryl Baker Visage now ;)
Please do! They’ve got lots of promotions going on for October – the perfect time to try something new is when it’s on sale!
Love the soft pink shades so much! I use Caryl Baker for skin care a lot, you would really like it Lena.
Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll absolutely remember that!
I love neutral makeup and nails – that palette looks awesome! And such a beautiful picture of you, by the way!
Aw, thanks Nicole. It’s kind of a funny-looking picture to me because I always give a big smile in photos, and here I’m only grinning. Ad yes, the palette is awesome!
I was simply dreading buying new makeup. It always seems as though I run out of everything at the same time! Pricey!! I have heard of Caryl but never thought it would be this reasonable! Thank you for this information…always something to learn on here.
Thanks Teresa – happy you found the post helpful! I am the same way – one day I have everything, and six months later, I’m dropping $100+ to replace everything. Love that the kits allow me to do this at a reasonable price!
Well thank you. You look beautiful. I love the blush. I am always looking for new makeup. GOOD makeup.
You’re welcome – and thank YOU! The blush is fab – the perfect pinky hue for fall!
Love those shades! Thanks for letting us all know about these Caryl Baker Visage Products!
You’re very welcome! I was pretty happy to stumble on these products myself!
Beautiful Pic! I love Caryl Baker Visage products. They are good quality and long lasting. I went to one of their stores to have my makeup done for my wedding and I was worried that it would run etc.. NO DISAPPOINTMENT AT ALL! What a great deal Thanks for the review.
Awesome feedback! So happy to hear that you’re happy with the shades and quality. It IS a great deal!
Looks nice, Faces by Farah had a giveaway on this.
Im not at all familiar with this brand, so thanks for a review! I think that is a great looking day lipcolour for you.
I love it all, especially that blush! It is the perfect mix of violet and pink!