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.
Browsing eye makeup
Hot summer months are all about apply your makeup once during the day and having it stay. So when I saw TOO FACED’s new Bulletproof 24 Hour Eyeliner ($22 @ toofaced.com and sephora.com), I knew they were a must-try.
One side is the fat pencil liner and the other is the smudger, or what they call the Blending Ball. These are waterproof and have a sharpener hidden under the Blending Ball, which is convenient.
So do these live up to the name? Click after the beat to find out.
ARDENCY INN is taking a vacation in Los Angeles when it comes to their new Summer 2014 Collection. They teamed up with the lead singer of Shadows on Stars, Randa Leigh, and shot the campaign in LA’s seedy industrial district, which was complemented the artist’s vibe nicely.
This 4 products play under the Modster Collection and the ones I tried are the Long Play Supercharged Lip Color in Forward, described as a provocative pink with blue and violet undertones, and the Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Cream, described as a true yellow cream used to brighten the eye liner on the water line.
Have you mastered the liquid liner yet? Like applying false eyelashes, it really just takes practice. And thankfully you’re not just tied to straight up black anymore. STILA has some great color options they just added to their Spring 2014 Makeup Collection with their Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Brights ($20 @ stilacosmetics.com) and bright makeup is so happenin’ right now!
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!
1. MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in Fuchsia Flash - $7.49 @ ulta.com and drugstores nationwide
2. SUGARPILL Dollipop Pressed Eyeshadow - $12 @ sugarpillshop.com
3. ESSIE Nail Polish in Style Hunter - $8.50 @ essie.com
4. LIME CRIME Zodiac Glitter in Sagittarius - $13 @ limecrime.com
5. MAC Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum - $16 @ nordstrom.com
Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.
This new gel liner in a pen is a huge launch for BENEFIT COSMETICS and the buzz on it seems to be everywhere. It complements their super successful They’re Real! Mascara and called They’re Real! Push-Up Liner ($24). This one claims to get the black color super close to lashes using their Custom AccuFlex Tip. So how did it work?
In my continuing obsession with eyeliners, I bring you two from MAKE UP FOR EVER and their new Aqua Matic liners. Since the brand is a makeup artist’s go-to line, I expect a lot from it and have rarely been disappointed from the items.
Since temps are heating up, as the name hints at, these liners are able to lock onto lids. Each contains a combo of silica, oils, and polymers that creates a flexible film that’s able to hold up to sweating, heat, and even water. They truly don’t move after setting.
Shown here in I-30 – Iridescent Lime Green and I-22 – Iridescent Electric Blue
Choose from 10 shades with unique finishes for $21 @ sephora.com.
Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.
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.
Do you have a favorite form of shadow? Like powder vs cream? Well this one from WE SEE BEAUTY is like a mousse and boy is it packed with pigment! It’s their Molten Shadow in Mud ($26 @ weseebeauty.com) and it's simply the perfect shade of metallic goldy-bronze with a touch of shimmer.
And it's not just the color. Click after the jump to see why else I’m wow’d by this shadow!