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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Review+Swatches - IT Cosmetics 'No Tug" Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

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At first I thought these were these but they’re not. These new ones are the gel formula you love and only find in a pot form now in a liner form - IT COSMETICS 'No-Tug' Waterproof Gel Eyeliner. You read correctly! You love the gel eyeliners and IT has put them in a pencil form! File this under #whydidntsomeonethinkofthisearlier?

The “no-tug” tag in the name is totally accurate as these just glide on, so much so that I dare you to apply this with one hand and not use your other one to hold the lid taut like we all usually do! You won’t skip a beat with these.

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Shown here in Black and Brown, the Black formula is one of the darkest black liners I’ve seen in a looong time. And speaking of long, I actually had a hard time removing these from my lid after a full day of wear. I guess because it’s waterproof, it stays on extra well so must make sure you have an extra good eye makeup remover so you’re not rubbing and tugging a lot in the eye area, which is not recommended.

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And one last cool trait? Pull at the other end and off comes the sharpener.

Choose from 10 different shades for $22 @ itcosmetics.com

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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 @ janeiredale.com and beauty.com) is a nice one to not only apply color but virtually eliminates the second step of blending it in. 

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

5 Favorites … in Blue Makeup

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1. NYX COSMETICS Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue ($4.50 @ nyxcosmetics.com) – brightest cobalt blue.

2. CIATÉ Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish and Effects in Pool Party ($8 @ sephora.com) – a deep azure blue.

3. WE SEE BEAUTY Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Ultramarine ($25 @ weseebeauty.com) – bright blue w/violet undertone.

4.TARINA TARANTINO Eye Dream Hyperliner in CuteRobot ($15 @ tarinatarantino.com) – deep blue violet

5. FOREVER 21 Shimmer Eyewear in Sapphire 511 ($7.80 @ forever 21.com) – blackened shadow with cobalt shimmer. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Review+Swatches - OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils

How many times have you met a makeup pencil that can be applied to the lips or eyes? Well 6 out of the 12 here can be. Meet OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS new category of makeup, Cosmetic Colour Pencils ($16 @ occmakeup.com and sephora.com). These are 100% vegan and made with micro-refined mineral pigments.

They’ve covered the basics with your neutrals (Trick, Pennyroyal, Sybil), were inspired by some of the Lip Tar best-sellers (Anime, Black Dahlia, NSFW) and then gave us some we’d only expect from OCC (Pool Boy, Hoochie, Grandma). And there is even a clear invisible liner (Anti-Feathered). 

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Gift Pick: For the True Beauty Lover in Your Life

What It Is: URBAN DECAY Ocho Loco 2 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set - $59 @ urbandecay.com

STILA Art of the Fine Line - $39 @ sephora.com

Why I Like It: Because both these brands make the greatest quality eye liners on the planet (liquid and pencil) and the makeup lover in your life (even if it’s you) should be exposed to them, if they aren’t already.

This set from Urban Decay contains 8 of their 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils (ALL FULL SIZE!!) and 5 of the shades are new! Ok, let me contain my excitement a little and go through the shades: Roach (deep copper brown shimmer), Twice Baked (rich brown satin w/gold micro-sparkle new), Crave (deepest, darkest brown-black matte new), Perversion (blackest black matte), Deep End (bright metallic peacock shimmer), Mars (bright metallic green shimmer new), Ultraviolet (bright blue-violet shimmer new) and Tornado (dark eggplant pearl new) and a neon green Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener. Woo-hoo for the bonus product!

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Moving over to the Stila collection of liners, the reusable tin contains 4 of their bestselling liners: Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black (full size), Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners in Midnight, Moss, and Dark Brown, all deluxe sizes. 

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Finally, the Longevity of a Beauty Product’s Claim Is True!

We’ve all seen the exaggerations when it comes to the titles of beauty products – “12 Hour Wear…” here, “14 Hour,” there. So what’s in a name? It’s not illegal for them to do this but it is quite misleading. But one has come along from the LANCOME line that speaks the truth. It’s their Artliner 24H Bold Color Precision Eyeliner. Now what could that 24H stand for, hmmm? 24…hues? 24…hairs? 24…Hours perhaps? Well I got more than 24 hours of wear out of these … on my arm! That’s right. I was swatching the colors one eve and it didn’t fade or flake off well past the 24-hour mark. I even had two people ask me if the slashes were tattoos!

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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 @ votrevu.com) – 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 @ sephora.com) – 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 02, 2013

Review+Swatching - Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liner

Pencil-sharpeners

How many makeup pencil sharpeners do you own? I knew I owned quite a few but not 12! That’s way too many but then again, pencils come is so many different sizes these days.

A new one you won’t have to worry about trying to find a sharpener for is SMASHBOX’s new Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liner. Always sharp? How is that possible? Click after the jump to see!

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Review+Swatches - Pixi Beauty Crayon Combo Duo Pencil

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just put out some new products for fall and right now I’m digging on their Crayon Combo in Softly Smoky ($18). One side is a deep matte chocolate brown for the liner and on the other thicker side of the pencil is a glowing medium bronze that is used to define. And the dark liner can also be used on the waterline as it’s waterproof. I didn’t find it performed as well as this one but the dark brown is a nice alternative to harsher black.

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And don’t forget to pick up their Dual Sharpener for only $6. How many times do you need to sharpen one of your many width pencils and not have the right sharpener.

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Both @ pixibeauty.com

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! Mascara and Inner Rim Liner

Do you have one eye that always seems to come out better when you put on makeup? For me, my right eye is always easier. I’m right-handed so maybe that has something to do with it? Anyway, speaking of eyes, the TARTE COSMETICS line just came out with two new items for eyes as part of their Fall 2013 CollectionLights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara in Black and Lights, Camera, Flashes! Waterproof 12-Hr Inner Rim Liner in Black. Let’s get a closer look at both, shall we? 

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