My new favorite makeup item is Nic Cage Raking Leaves on a Brisk October Afternoon. No, seriously, that is the actual name of a real life, meant-to-be-applied beauty product. While the moniker alone earns this pigment shadow a permanent place on the “greatest makeup finds of all time” list, the product is something to cherish, too. Much as Emily found love in a black shimmer shadow, Nic Cage makes a convincing argument for flirting with a deep-brown smoke show. But Shiro’s shadow is also lip safe—so use your judgment as for how big of a show you want to stage on that pretty face of yours. And, obviously, the real highlight here is that the loose powder’s light-catching red and gold sparkles will prompt numerous comments ("What's that shadow you're wearing?"), providing ample opportunity for you to respond, “Oh, this? It’s just Nic Cage Raking Leaves on a Brisk October Afternoon,” like it ain’t no thing.
Photos by Mathea Millman