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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Testing Out the Hottest Mascaras!

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There seems to be a bit of buzz on the above mascaras:

  • BUXOM Big Tease Plumping Mascara
  • URBAN DECAY Troublemaker
  • L’OREAL Voluminous Lash Paradise

So I thought I’d do a post about all three comparing how they look, apply and last. First up is L’Oreal.

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L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise ($8.99 @ target.com) - Our 1st mascara for voluptuous volume & length now with even more black pigments. Soft wavy bristle brush holds maximum formula for a dramatic volumizing charge. 200+ bristles catch every lash for a full fringe effect.

My thoughts – I thought this one was good for a daytime work look. It doesn’t give over-the-top lashes but just enough on each hair. The brush reminded me of the one from Better Than Sex.

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Urban Decay Troublemaker ($24 @ urbandecay.com, ulta.com) – Get super-fat, super-long, sex-proof lashes. This mascara is so good it should be illegal. Urban Decay's Troublemaker Mascara delivers 13.7x the lash volume,* and sexy, fluttery, intensely black lashes. The failsafe formula volumizes and lengthens as it separates, while UD's custom brush grabs onto lashes, curling as it coats. UD loaded up this mascara with insane benefits - for thicker, impossibly long, perfectly fanned-out lashes.

My thoughts – I had super high expectations for this one and for me, it just didn’t deliver. My lashes were not as big as they could have been. I mean, look at the picture! I did try to build it and build it. If you are looking for definition, this one seems to do that well.

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Buxom Big Tease Plumping Mascara ($22 @ ulta.com) – (this one) instantly plumps lashes, delivering maximum volume, and noticeably longer lashes for a full and flirty look. A unique blend of 3 high-performing and perfectly calibrated waxes delivers a smooth and creamy application experience, coating every surface, from root to tip, resulting in heavyweight volume, length, & lift. A conical shaped brush releases just the right amount of product and allows you to reach base-to-tip intensity, while individual chisel-tipped fibers divide and conquer every lash for a non-clumpy, lash multiplying effect.

My thoughts – out of all three mascaras, this one delivered the most fierce and, well, plumped up lashes, however, it was also the most difficult one to work with. The conical brush helped but it was like applying 3 coats at one time and I felt a tad clumpy in places even though I went over and over areas. What I did like about this mascara is is that you can applying this mascara over already mascara’d lashes. Like go to work, come home, get ready to go out and use this mascara to create a night time sexy look. This one has a place on my makeup table.

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

Monday, July 17, 2017

Urban Decay Turns Up the Naked Heat

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Who knew I would fall so in love with the new Naked Heat ($54 @ urbandecay.com, ulta.com, macys.com) palette from URBAN DECAY; it’s heating up my summer! It’s part of the Fall 2017 collection and has all the makings of a success. I mean, take a look at the Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It seems like a lot of the shades I see used in tutorials from that palette are similar to some in this one. I mean, they’re not dupes, but a few are in the same family for sure.

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                               Modern Renaissance VS Naked Heat - Who wins?

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And I’m sure I’ll be using this one just as much (the Anastasia one in the picture is my second one I’ve bought!).

I don’t think there is much more I can say about this palette except to pick it up!

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And also new are two 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils ($20 @ urbandecay.commacys.com). The shades are Alkaline, a deep wine, and Torch, described as sienna. I swear by their liners for their long-lasting and the shades are just really wearable.

Will you be picking up these products?

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

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Urban Decay Gets Even More Naked

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Fragrance has been on the top of my mind and here’s another one to consider! As you know, URBAN DECAY loves naked and all things naked so it doesn’t surprise me that they named this one ‘Go Naked’ It’s a concentrated perfume oil and wow is this one tropical and summery! Maybe something you would wear when naked perhaps?

Notes: Italian bergamot, lavender, citrus, neroli, sea salt, musk. For me, the middle notes really shine through with the really orange blossom really standing out to my nose.

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It will be $24 and available for VIB Rouge members @ sephora.com on June 3 and @ urbandecay.com on June 7, and then July 13 at all Sephora locations. Like any fragrance the brand has put out over the years, this one is limited-edition so be sure to pick it up while you can.

And be sure to pick up any of their Naked palettes for $54 each through the above link!

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

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Does Urban Decay's Latest Really Melt Makeup?

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I must say that I'm surprised by the latest releases from URBAN DECAY. I mean, when I think of skin care, I don't think of Urban Decay. I think of makeup! And darn good makeup at that. But being that I'll try anything once, I give you the Meltdown Makeup Remover Collection.

Comprised of:

Meltdown Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Stick $26/1.58oz @ urbandecay.com, sephora.com, ulta.com
Meltdown Makeup Remover Lip Oil Stick $15/.06oz @ urbandecay.com, sephora.com, ulta.com
Meltdown Makeup Remover Dissolving Spray $26/3.38oz @ urbandecay.comsephora.com, ulta.com

So let’s talk about the good news first. The Cleansing Oil Stick. Love. It. The deodorant-looking tube houses an oil-based balm that removes just about any kind of makeup you put on. And it contains the hottest ingredient of the moment, turmeric, as well as vitamin E and sunflower seed extract.

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Just start rubbing the balm onto skin directly from the tube; no need to wet skin first. Easy peasy!

I wish I had better news about the other two products here. They simply didn’t perform as well. I had pretty high expectations for the Lip Oil and all the different types of lippies out there. I tried two different kinds of liquid lipsticks and a traditional and it didn’t even get the traditional one off well.

And the Dissolving Spray? Hard pass.

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

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Monday, April 17, 2017

A New Beauty Category You Didn't Know You Needed

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Lot of buzz in this pretty new category of “lip toppers.” They are special effects you can put on top of your lipstick to give it a unique texture/color/effect. I’ve seen a few brands come out with these with most people dismissing it as just a fancy lip gloss, which I thought they might be too, but not in the case of these from URBAN DECAY. It’s their Vice Special Effects Topcoats ($18 @ urbandecay.com, ulta.com).

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What I like is that I can take a regular ol’ lipstick, apply a topper, and this makes the whole lip color dry down like a liquid lipstick. Speaking of, I tried some of these with liquid lipsticks and wow, my lips felt like they were suffocating, so I wouldn’t recommend using these with one.

The duos that I sported (tried with NARS, Maybelline, and MAC) and even though the formulas didn’t move, they seemed to still be a tad transferable.

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What I dislike immensely is the brush. The skinny brush looks cheap and makes the product hard to apply evenly. Come on, UD! We certainly expect more at this point in your life.

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Shown here:

Copycat (by itself), a bright pink with iridescent glitter - Copycat on top of Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red

White Lie (by itself), an iridescent white with blue-violet shift - White Lie on top of Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red

What I like: you can really get creative with these! Every single lipstick topper will give you a different color with a lipstick, so if you like to be unique, this could be something you’ll want to try out.

Choose from 12 shades total!

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

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Breaking Down URBAN DECAY #PrepPrimeSet

It seems like we’re just welcomed the New Year and already it’s time to talk Spring Collections! I’m kinda ready for it now. The weather has been quite rainy, which I love, but I’m ready to break out my dresses and sandals.

What are you excited for this upcoming spring? The new makeup coming out? Perfumes? I’m quite excited out this #PrepPrimeSet collection from URBAN DECAY’s new Spring 2017 Collection. So let’s get to it!

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Prep Primer Sprays

‘B6’ Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Priming Spray ($31/4oz @ urbandecay.com, ulta.com, sephora.com) – absorbs oil, balances skin, and evens skin tone.

‘Quick Fix’ Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray ($31/4oz @ urbandecay.com, ulta.com, sephora.com) – replaces lost moisture, minimizes pores, brightens and smooths the skin.

 

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Urban Decay Gets Razor Sharp with their Latest

Check out a full review and swatches of the new Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliners.
My two favorite categories of makeup right now have to be eye liners and liquid lipsticks. I just can’t seem to get enough of them! And right now all the fall products are in full swing so you’ll probably see these Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliners ($22 @ urbandecay.com, ulta.com) from URBAN DECAY in the stores right now.

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliners

What it is: The ultimate liquid eyeliner that’s so perfectly precise, it’s crazy-sharp. Our intensely pigmented Razor-Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner lasts all day and comes in everything from lacquered creams to metallic shimmers. And the fine-tipped brush applicator lets you lay down sharp liquid lines – draw them super thin or thick and bold even spot-reapply with ease. Plus, Razor Sharp comes off easily with makeup remover for no-full remover (and no raccoon eyes!).

 

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

5 Beauty Tools You Need

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5 Beauty Tools You Need


1.
ARTIS Elite Oval 7 ($65 @ artisbrush.comspacenk.com) – A new addition to the brand, this one is a little bit smaller than my beloved Oval 8 so it's a tad easier to maneuver and I've almost exclusively been using it to applying my liquid foundation these days.

2. BEAUTY BLENDER Sur.face Simple ($30 @ beautyblender.com) – known for their cult-favorite sponges, I’m really hot on this palette to mix my Cover FX Cover Drops with its medium, tap out some mineral powders out of their tubes, or play around with some different creams to create a new shade for my lids or face.

3. MUA MAKEUP ACADEMY Lash Separator ($10.50 @ cvs.com and CVS stores nationwide) – I recently broke my Holy Grail lash separator but glad I found this one in its place. It is curved the same as your eye so easy to quickly run it through lashes.

4. URBAN DECAY Iconic Eyeshadow Brush ($24 @ urbandecay.com, nordstrom.com) – if you get one eye brush in your collection, make it a great one like this. It’s the perfect width and length and can handle a lot of different products.

5. REAL TECHINQUES #301 Flat Contour Brush ($21 @ kohls.com) from the Bold Metals Collection – this short, compact, and dense brush is great for applying liquid or cream foundations, blush and bronzers.

And I think I'm ready to add one of these to my Holy Grail list! Yup, it's the MUA Makeup Academy Lash Separator. I had one just like it on my list but this one is less expensive than that one and easier to get hold of. As you read above, I was ready for a new one so help me welcome MUA Makeup Academy Lash Separator to the Holy Grail list of beauty products! What's on your list? 

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

Friday, August 19, 2016

Take Urban Decay Out for an All Nighter

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I heard about this after having lunch with a fellow blogger. Her skin looked amazing and this was the catalyst! URBAN DECAY All Nighter Liquid Foundation ($40/1oz @ urbandecay.com, ulta.com) is the latest to come out and this is a, wait for it, full coverage one. Yeah! I’m so used to sheer or medium coverage these days that it’s nice to see a serious one come down the pike.They say that this one won’t quit after just a few hours, hence the name. It has a matte finish but don’t worry, it doesn’t look flat like primer paint, and a little goes a long way. One pump is good for the whole face and because it’s full coverage there’s no need to build up multiple layers.

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I used my Artis 6 brush with this one when I first tried it and woah, too much, my face looked a little cakey in different areas, so I tried this Sephora brush and then this one from Cover FX and neither worked well, so I tried a damp Beauty Blender and it did the job nicely. I would advise using a moisturizer before applying this foundation so it goes on smoothly.

And I know it is a small detail but the airless pump really is a great delivery system. Not only does it dispense the right amount each time but it keeps it free from contaminants. 

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hello Urban Decay Summer Collection!

Have you seen the Summer 2016 makeup collection from URBAN DECAY? I love that the brand really seems to think about each season and what products help bring out the beauty in each of us. Here are my picks! 

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Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter ($26 @ urbandecay.com, sephora.com, ulta.com) in Fireball (peach w/pink shift) – Inspired by the brand’s popular eyeshadows in the same shades (also available in Sin and Aura), use this shade to bring forth those features you want to stand out like the inside corner of your eyes, tops of cheeks and the cupid’s bow.

Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector SPF 20 ($34/1.3oz @ urbandecay.com, sephora.com) – this one has garnered quite the buzz on the blogs! Not only does this foundation have that blurring technology to make skin look flawless but it also lasts for hours. Available in 6 shades.

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20 @ urbandecay.com, nordstrom.com) in Heartless (light frosted pink) – Use this kind of like you would the above Afterglow but I have also been using this on top of eye liner for an unexpected look.

24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil ($20 @ urbandecay.com, nordstrom.com) in Walk of Shame (nude) – Out of this whole collection, I think I was most excited about this pencil. The waterline is just oh so important and really completes a look and this one is great to make eyes look bigger.

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

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