Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Back with a review of some MAC pressed pigments I picked up to complete my collection of what I found most interesting from that collection. While I was at it I also decided to try (for the first time!) their Strobe Liquid, famed by many makeup artists and beauty bloggers as a go-to for creating an ethereal glow on any skin tone. So it came home with me (see separate review post!).
All told I own 7 of the 20 pigments. The complete collection can be viewed here
Here is my haul (plus strobe liquid):
I've swatched them on my NW45 skin.
From left to right, we have:
Moth (silver based light purple), Sweet Acting (silver based frosty pink), Angelic (silver based frosty off-white), Day Gleam (pearly NC30 shade), Deeply Dashing (pearly NW55 shade), Lime Ice (glittery seafoam green) and lastly Black Grape (deep aubergine with multi-pearl). No primer, one good firm swipe across the pan.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Back with a quick alert to let you know about a fabulous palette I came across at my local Sephora that was on super sale. The Feminine palette, originally $36.00 is on sale for $14 in-store at Sephora and for $16 on their website: Urban Decay Feminine Dangerous Fun Palettes
First, I'm a huge fan of Urban Decay palettes in general. The Naked Palette 1 and 2 are easy faves, as well as the Smoked palette. These are invaluable for me, especially when it comes to travel and glam on the go. So I didn't hesitate to give this palette a shot at this low price.
Well I wasn't disappointed. Their shadows are always high-impact, with impressive pigmentation and true to pan color.
Here is the palette:
Monday, October 14, 2013
Five classic Louboutin styles have been re-imagined in five shades ranging from a fair blush to rich chestnut, which aim to 'closely match the color of a customer's skin tone'.
'The shoes are there to give the woman an extra lift, not to take attention away from the legs and what she is wearing,' says the shoe designer.
Here are the different colors:
Sold exclusively at Christian Louboutin boutiques, the styles in the Nudes collection includes the point toe Pigalle, the curvier Fifi and Simple Pump, as well as the Flo and the signature hidden platform of the Vendome peep toe pump.
Angels, I know these are quite expensive. I for one am going to start a Louboutin fund so I can purchase one of these shoes in the near future.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Back with a review of the NYX glitter eyeliners I have decided to sharpen my skills with. Dramatic eyeliner looks in all shades with sparkle and without are taking over the eye makeup world. Personally winged black eyeliner and bold lipstick has become my makeup go-to this fall. The ease of this glamorous look has put it on repeat for me.
I wanted to start incorporating glitter eyeliners into this recent personal obsession but decided to experiment at a lower price point just in case I decide that this trend just isn't for me (for frequent use). So off to the store I went!
I grabbed the two following colors:
I will say that it took a pretty generous swipe to get this color saturation. Which is not the case with the more expensive versions of glitter eyeliner. That said, a more expensive version of this stuff runs upwards of $20. It wears nicely and is as long lasting as any liquid liner I've used. I used two swipes to really get the green to be uniform in thickness and coljor.
I went ahead and took the liberty of quickly swiping out a look that is exemplary of how I plan to use these in my makeup regimen.