With Insta-famous MUAs like @the_brooksbrother and @wendysworld_xox on board, if you’re seen a bright, bold, colourful makeup look on your feed recently, it’s most likely been created with Depixym – a brand well worth having on your radar (and in your makeup bag) if you’re as obsessed with beauty as we are.
Depixym’s founders have a long history in the cosmetics industry – making them well placed to spot a gap in the market, connect with factories and suppliers, and create the products they’d dreamed up while working in corporate office jobs. The result, after a year of planning, testing, mixing, and swatching to bring the products to life? A twenty-piece range of ‘cosmetic emulsions’ – thick cream pigments packaged in art supply-inspired almunium tubes (which (bonus!) are 100% recycleable).
The shades range from adventurous (bright yellow, neon pink, and cobalt blue) through to various shades of beige, browns, and pinks – although thanks to the mixing pans and sticks included with each tube, you basically have the entire rainbow at your fingertips. The range also includes black and white (which can be used to lighten and darken colours) and a clear version which sheers out pigment.
We’ve pulled together our favourite ways to wear the Depixym emulsions, but there are no rules (except to have fun).
Unlike powder shadows, you don’t need to build multiple layers to get a bold look. Instead, the emulsions apply with instantly full pigment. Just blend or combine with the clear emulsion to create a sheer effect. What’s more, there’s no need to worry about fallout or fading, so you’re sorted if you’re after a long-lasting eye makeup look.
Use a fine-tipped brush to dot freckles in random placements across your nose and face. Once your brush runs dry, use your fingertips or a beautyblender to dab repeatedly over the area. This pushes pigment into skin and lifts then redistributes the excess, resulting in a more natural-looking effect.
Use an angled liner brush to trace along your upper lashline, create striking cat-eye flicks, or sketch elaborate liner looks over your lid or into your crease, in any shade (it’s never been easier to nail the coloured eyeliner trend). The best part? It’s totally water-proof, tear-proof, and smudge-proof.