I love that there are quite a few different options when it comes to eye shadows – the finishes, the textures, if it comes in a pencil, pot or compact and then there’s the ones that comes in a creams or powder and and then there’s these spongy shadows like these from JOUER COSMETICS and their Long-Wear Crème Mousse Eyeshadows. I’ve tried similar ones like these here and here and like the texture and longevity so how do these differ? Find out after the jump!
Browsing eye shadow swatches
One of the most buzzed about products, if I may be so bold, has to be these palettes from URBAN DECAY. And I totally get why – the colors are really unique, the prices are reasonable for what you get, and most importantly, the quality of the shadows is up to par, with most of the creamy powder colors actually going above par.
Another product to review from ARDENCY INN line and this brand seems to knows what … I like! One is really pigmented powders like these MODSTER Mānuka Honey Enriched Pigments and another is that they’re made with one of my favorite ingredients on the plant, honey! Why honey? To help the formula’s creaminess and staying power. But these don’t just use any honey, they are made with Mānuka Honey, a mono floral produced in New Zealand and Australia from the Mānuka tree. There are twelve gorgeous shades in the collection and the two here are Heaven and Hell. Hmmmm, tribute to Ronnie James perhaps?
See more pictures and swatches after the jump.
I was able to get my bloody paws on the new MAKE UP FOR EVER 30 Years 30 Colors 30 Artists Palette today and wanted to share some info and pics with you on it.
What It Is: In celebration of their 30th anniversary, MAKE UP FOR EVER partnered with 30 elite makeup artists from all areas of the industry including celebrity, fashion and beauty, TV film and theater as well as Brand Creator & Artistic Director Dany Sanz. The brand’s unique story is shared through the eyes of these artists who helped shape it into a cult favorite for professionals and the public.
The palette is divided into three black trays each carrying 10 shadows in the following 3 categories: smoky, brights, and neutrals…”
And as you can see here, I’m jumping on the brights in the box to show you them right now!
Do you have a favorite scene in the Pulp Fiction movie? I think everyone does! I mean who can forget the dance, Urge Overkill’s awesome rendition of, “Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon,” the shot of adrenaline … and that’s just the standouts in the first hour of the movie!
URBAN DECAY just put out the Pulp Fiction Collection of 5 products that was inspired by Ms. Uma’s character of Mia Wallace. Of course my big question since I first heard about this collection last month was, why now? And then I saw that the movie came out exactly 20 years ago this year but imdb.com sets the date as September 23rd, so even though it’s a tad early, it still counts!
It’s SMASHBOX Full Exposure vs. LORAC PRO Palette 2. They are very similar and both come with a free gift (yeah!) but there can only be one winner! So who will it be? Click after the jump to see the breakdown and see which comes out on top.
It’s been a bit since I wrote about any MAC products so here is a nice colorful collection, the Moody Blooms Collection.
What It Is: Exotic, night-blooming flowers with a hint of danger inspire a hothouse of seductive shades. Sensual colours shroud eyes in earthy metallic. Eye Shadows and lips suggest hidden motives with deep blue plum and dark berry hues of Sheen Supreme Lipstick. Bronze Powder Blush provides a final adrenaline surge before these beauties dissolve into the night.
Click after pic to see more pictures and swatches!
MAYBELLINE is just coming out with a new shadow collection, and it’s a mouthful, the Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream-Gel Shadow Leathers Collection.
What I find funny is that I don’t think the brand thought of us collectors of beauty products or if someone should buy more than one shadow as the color of the shade is only listed on the top cap and not on the bottom! When I shot these photos I had to make sure I kept each cap near its bottom so I wouldn’t get confused!
Just because a product costs a lotta pennies doesn’t mean it’s worth the money spent. There are many lines and products out there that don’t have the steep price tag but the quality is still there and these 8 Hot Singles Eye Shadows from NYX COSMETICS are an example of just this.
Who isn’t into bright lip and nails these days? Pretty much all categories of makeup can be found in bright versions and BUTTER LONDON just put out a collection called the Lolly Brights Collection. While some are on the bright side like the Nail Lacquers, I found the Wink Cream Eye Shadows ($18 @ ulta.com and @ butterlondon.com) more on the pastel side of the spectrum. I’m not usually a fan of pastels but these might just change my mind. Click after to the jump to see why.