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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.

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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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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Review+Swatches - Dolce&Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick

DOLCE & GABBANA just added some new Classic Cream Lipstick colors as part of the Spring 2014 collection and I’ve got two for you to see! Bonbon (pale pink) and Bellissima (orange-based pink).

The quality of the shiny gold tube, embossed with the Dolce&Gabbana logo, and rose scent of the actual lipstick is classy and makes me feel like a true woman. And the cap makes a “click” when it closes, which was specially designed to evoke the sound made by lipstick tubes in the fifties. I guess I never really noticed that most lipstick tubes don’t make this noise anymore. Will have to pay attention more!

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

5 Favorites … In Super Bright Makeup!

Everywhere I turn these days I see brighter and brighter shades of makeup on the shelves and me likey! Neon nails, bright lips, pronounced cheeks, and poppin’ peepers is where it’s at right now. So which feature are you fixin' to make bright?

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1. MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in #885 Vibrant Mandarin ($7.49 @ drugstores nationwide) – orange-based and red is so sexy and will look hot with a faux tan this season.

2. MILANI Liquid Eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner Pencil in Aqua ($6.99 @ milanicosmetics.com) – a bright metallic teal blue that really makes brown eyes stand out.

3. OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS Nail Lacquer in Deven Green ($10 @ occmakeup.com and sephora.com) – not quite neon green so a little more wearable for us older folks.

4. BUTTER LONDON Lolly Brights Cheeky Cream Blush in Piccadilly Circus ($20 @ butterlondon.com and ulta.com) – use a light hand with this poppy red color as a little goes a long way. 

5. LIME CRIME Velvetines in Pink Velvet ($20 @ limecrime.com) – a super matte hot pink. Love these Velvetines!

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Shhhexy Shadow Shades!

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How much can you really say about an eye shadow? Not a whole lot besides the overall quality of it and maybe some swatches. So here are some that are tickling my … lids right now.

1. ESSENCE Metal Glam Eyeshadow in 02 Coffee to Glow ($2.99 @ ulta.com) – warm summer nights deserve a little glam and gold sparkle and this one does just that to lids without the steep price.

2. CHANEL Soft Touch Eyeshadow in 106 Hesitation ($29.50 @ chanel.com) – this medium plum burgundy can like the below, can be applied wet or dry. Seemed to perform best for me when it was dry.

3. NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona ($29 @ narscosmetics.com) – this is a brand new formula from the brand, can be worn wet (for more intense opaque color) or dry and it just so darn smooth going on and blending in! And isn’t this color pink tha bomb?   

4. And to keep these shadows from moving around in the hot temps, I recommend the new Photo Finish 24 Hour Shadow Primer ($20/12ml @ sephora.com and smashbox.com) from SMASHBOX

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

Saturday, June 21, 2014

5 Favorite … Face Contouring/Sculpting Palettes

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1. MOTIVES Mavens Sculpt Series
- $35 @ motivescosmetics.com

2. IT COSMETICS My Sculpted Face Contouring Palette - $38 @ nordstrom.com

3. MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Kit - $48 @ sephora.com

4. REVLON PhotoReady Sculpting Blush Palette - $12.99 @ amazon.com

5. ANASTASTIA Contour Kit - $40 @ sephora.com

 

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hello Inglot! How's Your Freedom Palette?

Have you heard of the Polish line, INGLOT, yet? I first saw them at The Makeup Show about 3 years ago making their stateside debut and wow, was their booth busy! This Freedom System palette is my first experience with the brand so let’s explore how it works.

What It Is: A palette you can customize by picking your own eye shadows, brow colors, lipsticks and concealers. First, pick a blank palette by selecting the number of pans it holds (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20 and 40, price range $7 for the single to $39 for the 40). Then choose your color pans. From eye shadows to brow powders to lipsticks, you can put one together for each type of look you wear, like daytime, to a night on the town and even one for your purse. 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

5 Favorite ... Hot Pink Products!

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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.

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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Friday, June 13, 2014

Have You Seen Too Faced The Little Book of Bronzers Yet?

I swear if there was a hands-on class offered here in LA on all things bronzers, I’d take it in a minute! I mean, I get the basics of bronzers (applying in a #3 seems to work best for me) and the purpose but I still feel like I missing something, especially when it comes to the shades. I had put bronzers down for a few when I was playing around with HAC-ing (highlighting and contouring) but I’m back to them now that I have the TOO FACED Little Black Book of Bronzers ($139 @ toofaced.com) in my hands. And this ain’t just any regular palette with pressed bronzers in it. It’s 8 full size bronzers and really any type you will ever need in your lifetime!

So maybe the feeling of never being sure if a bronzer color is for me will go away after I play in these for a few? I’m hoping so. Or I can just look for that class at my local college, right? 

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Look how HUGE this palette physically is!

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So true!

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