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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Why You Should Be Tightlining Your Eyes

I’ve said it before and I’ll proudly say it again – who better to create a product for the masses than a blogger? They know what works, what doesn’t, and most importantly, what we want to see. Take these Waterliner Intense Color Eye Liners ($18 @ emcosmetics.com) from YouTube sensation MICHELLE PHAN. Adding color to the waterline, or tightlining as it is also know, is a big trend these days so putting out liners just for it is genius. I’m a little late in getting to these since they came out late last year but better late than never!

Colors shown here are Sunshine Yello and Teal Tease.

A few things to keep in mind when choosing a color and why you should be using one in your makeup routine. First, the color can help your eyes look bigger if you use a light color like white or this brand's In the Nude or the Sunshine Yellow. Black if obviously always good if you are going to a total black-out smoky eye look and I love that she has bright color options in the mix too, to add a dash of unexpected color in an unexpected place. Choose from 11 colors total.

So how did these last on the always tough place to hold color, water line? Click after the jump to find out!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

New Pigments from Ardency Inn!

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. 

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Be Cool Honey Bunny with Urban Decay

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!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review+Swatches - Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick

I thought we had a brand new product on our hands from DOLCE & GABBANA with these Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipsticks ($36 @ sephora.com and saks.com) but upon doing some research, I found that these are just new added colors to the existing collection. Doh! I just love trying out a new category of beauty product.

What It Is:  A velvety smooth lipstick with a satin gloss center. (the outside core) is matte pigment and a high-shine core that delivers a burst of boundless moisture for an impeccably balanced and sensual effect. Smooth, soft, and deliciously drenching, the Passion Duo Lipstick leaves lips with a sumptuous depth and scale of color.

Wanna know what my take on these is? Click after the jump!

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Battle of the Makeup Palettes! Which Comes Out On Top?

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. 

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

Are These Eyeliners Really Bulletproof?

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. 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Lose the Black Liquid Liner and Get Some Color!

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! 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Review+Swatches - MAC Moody Blooms Collection

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!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Shadow You NEED To Add To Your Arsenal NOW!

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! 

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Review+Swatches - Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with lip gloss. While I love the look of a nice glossy colored lip, I don’t always like the feel. Some make me feel like my lips are suffocating. Does this happen to you? I’ve mentioned it here a few times but I do have to say, these TARTE COSMETICS LipSurgence Lip Gloss ($19 @ tartecosmetics.com and sephora.com) DO. NOT. SUFFOCATE! This is an extremely important issue for me. Like if I’m wearing gloss or testing one out, if I can constantly feel it on my lips, I’ll usually not wear that one again, which is why I tend to review more lipsticks on the site.

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