11/29/09

Holiday Cranberries-- Fun Holiday Makeup


Products Used:
Benefit F.Y.Eye
MAC Paintpot in Artifact
MAC eyeshadows:
Cranberry
Hush
Handwritten
Soft Brown
Bisque
Mylar
MAC Blitz n' Glitz fluidline
Covergirl Lashblast Mascara
MAC Cream Color Base in Crushed Bougainvillea (no longer available, but use any berry shade)
MAC Blushbaby powder blush
MAC Viva Glam V lipstick
YSL Golden Gloss, #10


11/23/09

Fab in 5: Quick, Complete Makeup Look for Everyday

Products Used:
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural (with MAC 182 kabuki style brush)
MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC shade to conceal redness)
Nars Laguna bronzer with large paddle brush (MAC 134)
Nars Orgasm blush with Sigma SS168 angled brush
MAC Select Moisturecover (NW shade to conceal cool undereye shadows)
MAC Print eye shadow with pencil shaped brush (MAC 219)
MAC Carbon eye shadow
Cover Girl Lashblast Mascara
Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine
MAC Viva Glam V lipstick






11/16/09

YSL Sephora Holiday Set Review!


A few weeks ago when my Sephora Holiday catalogue came, this is the main thing that caught my eye. Partly because of the full-sized Touche Eclat brightener/concealer which is one of those items that I've been eyeing for the longest time. But I can never justify becuase it's a hefty $40. I'd be lying if I said that the pretty YSL-logoed clutch bag it comes with was definitely a big part of why I bought this as well.





In the set you get:
-full sized Touche Eclat in the lightest shade (a brightening pink), normally $40
-full sized Golden Gloss, no. 10- Golden Peony, normally $29
-Trial Size of Luxurious Mascara in No.1 Black
- Deluxe Trial Size of Long-Lasting Eye Pencil in No.1 Black
- Black Clutch


This was a no-brainer for me, because all of the items are things are very wearable. None of the items in the kit will go to waste-- I mean, I could always use another black mascara and liner! And the gloss is absolutely gorgeous. I love that it has the yummy watermelon-kiwi (-ish) scent like most YSL lip products do. It also is pretty long lasting for a gloss. I think that's because of the shimmer, which can actually be a bit gritty if you're not used to it. Plus, the Touche Eclat was something I had been lusting over for a while. Added up, the gloss and Touche Eclat are $69!! The kit was $60, so I felt like it was worth it. Plus, did I mention the bag is actually really nice? You could actually get away with carrying it as a clutch. And it's huge! Check out the size of it below-- much larger than I expected.

Yeah, $60 seems a bit pricey, but I feel that it's a great deal for what you get. Definitely if you've been considering the Touche Eclat. You can get this at sephora.com (with free shipping!) or at Sephora stores that sell YSL cosmetics.



Blog Sale 3!

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11/11/09

NEW Sigma Makeup Collection Swatches & Full Video Review


*All colors come within their set, in individual compacts. You can pop them out and arrange them however you want in the empty quad that comes with the set. So keep in mind, the placement of my colors in my quads may not match your own.

Smokey Eyes Beauty on the Go Kit
top, l-r: Start Me Up, Shine a Light
bottom, l-r: You Got the Silver, Paint it Black





Neutral Shades Beauty on the Go Kit
top, l-r: Angie, Brown Sugar
bottom, l-r: Brown Eyed Girl, Indian Girl




Fun Colors Beauty on the Go Kit
top, l-r: Sweet Virginia, Lady Jane
bottom, l-r: I got the Blues, Play with Fire






Blush and Highlight
top, l-r: Some Girls (blush), Moon Light Mile (highlight)
bottom, l-r: Not Fade Away, Ruby Tuesday




...I especially love that when you pop out the colors, the shade name is still visible and shows through to the back.

...you can tell I've been enjoying that one! :) It's looking a little loved.

Click here for pricing info and more product details


Video is coming soon! :)


11/6/09

Coral and Purple Goes Wearable for Fall...

Products Used:
Benefit F.Y.Eye primer
Benefit Skinny Jeans Cream shadow/liner
Urban Decay Ruthless eye shadow
MAC Poison Pen (or any gray-purple)
MAC Vibrant Grape (pro)
MAC Coral (pro)
Maybelline GreatLash Clear mascara (brow gel)
MAC Penultimate eye liner-Rapidblack
CoverGirl Lashblast Mascara
Christian Siriano for VS Kajal Eye Liner
MAC blush in Sincere
MAC lipstick in Syrup