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Monday, March 24, 2014

Two Palettes Taking the Makeup World By Storm!

There are two makeup palettes that are taking the makeup world by storm right now. So what are they? See the preview below and click after the jump to explore them further!



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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Review+Swatches - Jane Iredale Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner/Highlighter

Liquid eyeliners and pencil liners are fine but a lot of times but more times than not I find myself looking around my makeup table for a smudge brush to soften the look, especially for a daytime look. This JANE IREDALE Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner/Highlighter ($20 @ and is a nice one to not only apply color but virtually eliminates the second step of blending it in. 



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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review+Swatches - Chanel Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow

I’m sure more than half the country is ready to talk spring but I can only deliver a spring collection, sorry! But it’s from CHANEL so you know it will be some nice springy colors to give you something to look forward to.

The Collection Notes de Printemps was inspired by the sunny duality of lightness and brightness that creates a harmony of pastels, electric pinks and vivid purples. Let’s look at one of the eye products, shall we?



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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Review+Swatches - Dolce & Gabbana The Eyeshadow Smooth Quad in Desert

With the huge success of nude makeup these days, I found a cool eye shadow quad in this family from the DOLCE & GABBANA brand. It’s The Eyeshadow Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Desert ($59 @ Besides the usual, “are these shades something I would wear?” question, I like that each is a different finish – one is matte, one is metallic and one is satin and one is pearl. And to answer the previous question, yes, I think each of these four shades is totally wearable for all skin types. 



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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Review+Swatches - Stila Magnificent Metal Eyes Shadows

So I’m kind of glad that December is coming to a close and my site can get back to normal again. And I can catch up on a few products that I had to put aside with the gift guide taking center stage all month. One being STILA Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow. I was so curious about these after seeing the finishes of one of them in the pot a friend had. Wow! I thought if the vibrancy would show up exactly like it appeared in the pot, this could become a major player.

So how did they do? Click after the photo to find out!



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Friday, November 08, 2013

Review+Swatches - MAC Divine Night: Holiday Colour Collection

Every year I look forward to the offerings from the MAC COSMETICS line and they do seem to up themselves in areas. Those areas would be the accessories like the makeup palettes and cosmetic bags. More on those at a later date. What I did get my paws on now are 3 of the items from the Divine Night Collection.

What it is: What happens at night stays there. MAC captures the moment when flashing lights illuminate a flair for finery and limitless luxury that can only be described as divine. Gorgeous colours in rich finishes inspire an evening on the scene and to be seen. Enjoy yourself – past midnight, the darkness keeps the secrets.

So let’s look closer at these and some swatches!




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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review+Swatches - Votre Vu Quad and Dolce & Gabbana Eye Crayon

I’m really feeling this pencil and eye shadow quad together. The colors are just so now!

VOTRE VU Palette Play Eye Shadow Quad Palette in Violette ($42 @ – loving this quad with four very wearable colors: Chiffon (beige), Raw Silk (light mauve), Moiré (purple), Black Velvet (black). Wear them individually or all together or … with DOLCE & GABBANA The Kohl Pencil Intense Kohl Eye Crayon in Dahlia #5 ($30 @ – this medium purple has a nice metallic finish to it that nicely highlights any of the Votre Vu colors in the quad. 

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Review+Swatches - Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trios

Inspired by Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page’s travels around the globe, SHISEIDO just came out with some new Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trios ($33 @ Just gazing at these colors, I can only imagine where Mr. Page even went! The amazon with the deep, rich greens? Or the Orient with the golds and coppers? The world truly is his oyster.

I have to admit, it was hard to delve into these two eye shadow trios because they look nice just in the compact (yup, I’m filing this post under my on-going feature of Product As Art that are too pretty to touch) but I’m glad I did. They apply so smoothly and blend really well and so worth the price tag.

Each color has a satiny finish and includes Micromatic Color Pigments, which reflect light, giving a bolder look. And the shadows also contain their signature moisturizing agent, Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE, but as I’ve stated before on my site, I’m not sure an ingredient like this in such a low amount can make a difference in a product.

So let’s take a closer look at each trio!




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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Review+Swatches - NARS Eye Paints

When it comes to NARSnew Eye Paints, the motto is:


What it is: For Fall 2013, NARS introduces Eye Paint, a must-have for beauty lovers who want to elevate their eye look. Housed in a brilliant pot of high-impact pigment, this versatile product can be used as both an eyeshadow and eyeliner. The innovative weightless gel formula delivers long-lasting color that glides on smooth and dries down quickly. When used as eyeliner, pair with the new Angled Eyeliner Brush #38 for a perfectly defined eye. Comes in 10 shades for a full range of artistry. Ophthamologist tested.

So let’s look at two I tried - Ubangi – black with blue shimmer and Tatar – black with purple shimmer.


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Monday, September 02, 2013

Review+Swatches - Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Fragmented Alice Collection

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS (or OCC) just came out with a collection inspired by Gail Potocki’s Fragmented Alice paintings. In her pieces, Potocki twists the Alice in Wonderland characters into haunting interpretations you never saw in your books growing up or even imagined in your mind. If you did, they probably would have scared you!

If you attended the San Diego Comic Con, you probably saw some of her paintings and OCC debuted the Fragmented Lip Tar there too.

Going by the name Fragmented Alice, the collection is:

Lip Tar: Metallic + Stained Goss ($18) in Fragments (acid-green, gold-laced metallic)

Loose Colour Concentrates ($14) in Curved Sky (ice white/iridescent blue-violet, Infliction (patinaed pink opal) and Nevar (dirty golden olive).

Nail Lacquer ($10) in Gryphon (cement grey, opaque satin) and Severed (bright crimson, satin opaque)

The Artist named each of the new colors so let’s see more pictures after the jump!



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