Posts Tagged 'makeup'

MAC To the Beach Haul

I hauled a few things from MAC’s To the Beach collection.  Had I known everything was going to sell out the first day I would have bought Sweet & Punchy while I was at it but oh wells. I can’t wait to try everything out! Let me know what you hauled from this collection in the comments!

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My precious… Marine Life High-light Powder- definitely more of a shimmery coral blush. For some reason it makes me sing “my little pony.”


Hipness blush: a bit pinker and brighter than Instant Chic


Left to right: Beach Bound and Lazy Day. Beach Bound is a pretty peach color that doesn’t turn a horrible orange color on my lips. It’s a very pretty nude type of lip. Lazy Day is almost a glossier more pigmented version of Angel lipstick.


Flurry of Fun lipglass contains teal reflects. Super pretty over lippies!

Disclosure- products featured were bought by yours truly.
Products available at MAC

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Mascara Junkies: Buy 2 get 1 free at Nordstrom!

Tomorrow, May 29th, Nordstrom is having a buy two get one free of the same brand of  mascara event. Visit your favorite counter in store or online.


Check out MAC’s new Opulash while you’re at.

Let me know in the comments what you plan to get! Happy shopping!

Wet N Wild Lust FOTD

Here’s a look I did the other day using my new Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow palette in Lust. Hope you enjoy! xoxo


Face
Lancome Dual Finish Powder
YSL Touche Eclat
Dior Coral Riviera blush
MAC Shell Pearl beauty powder

Eyes
Wet n Wild Lust Palette
Urban Decay 24/7 liner Zero
Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara

Lips
YSL ‘Rouge Pure Shine’ Sheer Lipstick #16 Bohemia Rose
YSL Golden Gloss #10 Golden Peony


I used the top four colors in the WnW palette. To recreate this look with MAC, I would use Yogurt on the lid, Fig 1 in the crease, Knight Divine in the outer V, and Vanilla to highlight.

Another Pret-a-Papier FOTD yay

Hey peeps! Here’s another Pret-a-Papier look I wore over the weekend. Hope you enjoy! xoxo
Click on the pics to make them bigger aka scarier.

Face
Make Up For Ever MUFE HD Invisible Cover Foundation #117
MAC MSF Natural Light Medium
YSL Touche Eclat #2
MAC Instant Chic Blush
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

Eyes (All MAC unless noted)
Chromagraphic Pencil NC15/NW20 (waterline)
Vanilla (highlight)
Crystal (inner 3rd)
Beautiful Iris (inner highlight)
Memorabilia (outer 2/3rd)
Gazette Grey (crease and outer V)
Charcoal Brown (brows)
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (on lid)
Diorshow Iconic Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero

Lips
MAC Color Me Coral l/s
MAC Cha Cha l/g

In case you’re interested, I’m wearing a shirt from Forever 21. It looks better on me than the website 😉

Hourglass Fortune LOTD and Review

This Summer, Hourglass Cosmetics is adding Fortune, a metallic pink gold shade to their ever popular Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss collection, and I was lucky enough to score a tube to review.

Quick take: Does as promised on the packaging. Not the cheapest but it makes up for it in quality. Not a fan of lipglosses that smell like food. B+

Product Claims
*Laminactine™ deeply penetrates, reinforcing fragile tissues damaged by excessive sun exposure while enhancing collagen and elastin production to smooth fine lines and form definition.
*Provides intense hydration to keep lips from cracking or chapping.
*Treated with super-antioxidant vitamin E to nurture and shelter lips from damaging environmental elements.
*Wears alone or layers over lipstick and liner to impart instant shine.
*Paraben-, sulfate-, synthetic-dye, and phthalate-free. 

Fortune looks gorgeous in the tube. It applies as a warm metallic golden pink.

Side note: man it’s so weird looking at my lips up close and personal! I was going to post a full face picture but I had a pretty bad allergic reaction to an SPF lotion I was testing out. Boo to octinoxate!

Sunlight

Flash

No lippie= SCARY!

What I liked: 
*It felt very smooth on my lips with no tackiness.
*Thin but opaque application.
*Super shiny and gorgeous color!
*Did not settle into lines.
*Moisturizing on the lips.
*It wears about 4 hours before I feel I need to reapply it.

No likey:
*The price, but any good gloss is going to set you back (hello Chanel!)
*Smells like cake frosting. I don’t like glosses that smell like food, however many people do. The smell faded after a little while.

Available May 2010 at Sephora and Barneys New York ($28)

Disclosure: I was provided a sample of the product by PR. I was not paid to do this review. My commitment is to my readers, and I will remain truthful to you.

MAC Pret-a-Papier Quick Review and FOTD

If I buy stuff, I gotta use it right? This is a quick FOTD using the 4 items I bought from the MAC Pret-a-Papier collection. What I love about this collection is the wearability of it. Wearability equals value to moi! Wearability also means a pretty tame FOTD as well 😉

Click on the pics to make them bigger aka scarier.

 

Face
Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation #02 Sand
MAC MSF Natural Light Medium
YSL Touche Eclat #2
MAC Instant Chic Blush
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

Eyes (All MAC unless noted)
Chromagraphic Pencil NC15/NW20 (waterline)
Vanilla (highlight)
Tissue Weight (lid)
Gazette Grey (crease and outer V)
Mulch (outer V)
Charcoal Brown (brows)
Urban Decay PP Eden
Diorshow Iconic Mascara
Make Up For Ever Star Black 1L Eyeliner

Lips
MAC Nude Rose


Tissue Weight is a pinker version of Naked Lunch. It really just blends in with my skin tone. If you have Naked Lunch, I’d go ahead and skip this eyeshadow. Gazette Grey is also not a must have but it’s a nice neutral color to put in the crease. I read that this shadow didn’t blend easily but that’s not the case. Using a MAC 224 brush you can get this sucker blended. I can see this being used to compliment or blend out a purple eyeshadow such as Memorabilia.


This picture shows the chromagraphic pencil on the waterline. I love how less harsh it looks than if I’d used white on the waterline. It also lasts the entire day! This is my favorite product in this collection. You can also use this pencil to conceal and define. I’m definitely getting a backup of this since I’ve been using this pencil everyday since I bought it.


Instant Chic blush is pretty in the pan and pretty on the face. It’s not a must have blush but if you need a corally blush then get it. It’s a sheertone but definitely well pigmented.

I think I need to go back and get Memorabilia. It’s so pigmented and pretty but I have a zillion purple eyeshadows. What did you get from this collection? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure- products featured were bought by yours truly.
Products available at MAC

MAC Pret-a-Papier Haul

I hauled a few things from the MAC Pret-a-Papier collection and to tell you the truth, I was really surprised I liked this collection as much as I did. I was boo hooing the promos for this, but in person this collection is gorgeous! There’s just so much more value in a collection of wearable colors. I posted swatches here of this collection.

Here’s what I got from this collection plus a couple other things. As always, click on the photos for full size.


Blush- Instant Chic, Chromagraphic Pencil NC15/NW20, Eyeshadow left to right: Tissue Weight, Gazette Grey


Chromagraphic Pencil close up


I also bought a new pro palette (gotta start depotting….), MSF Natural in Light Medium, Eyeshadow left to right: Charcoal Brown, Naked Lunch, Vanilla


Tissue Weight next to Naked Lunch for comparison. Tissue Weight is more pinker/corally.

Disclosure- products featured were bought by yours truly.
Products available at MAC


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