A few years ago, Santa Clause and I started playing a game. It’s PRETTY simple really. Every year for Christmas, the big Saint Nick skips over my house and leaves not ONE Christmas present under my tree. He finds it amusing. Me? Not so much:
So in anticipation of not receiving anything from Santa this year, I picked up a few gifts for myself. Take that Big Red!
As embarrassing as it is to admit, I’ve been using the SAME blush for years now. YEARS! So when I saw these gorgeous baked blushes from Black Radiance for only $5, I had to stock up! Best decision I could have made.
From left to right the shades are: Raspberry, WarmBerry and ToastedAlmond.
In all honesty, the only reason I purchased Loreal’s Infallible Pro-Spray Set Makeup Extender (now that’s a mouthfull!) is because of the container. Look how sexy it is! Whether it works or not, it’s a keeper.
Lastly, I purchased LORAC’s Dazzlig Dozen 2 set of 12 eyeshadows. Hautlook was having a pretty good holiday sale, so I snatched these up for under $30!
And that’s it!
Merry Christams and Happy Holidays peeps!
I recently got a chance to play around with some of Pür Cosmetics‘ popular Eye Polishes. In short, they are awesome!
What I found very interesting about the Eye Polishes is that there’s a net material that sits on top of the actual product. I had never seen such a thing before. Needless to say, I was intrigued! Another thing that caught my attention is the fact that the shadows are pretty moist.
Here you can see (hopefully!) that the product has a bit of a liquid/cream consistency. However, once the Eye Polishes are applied, they dry almost instantaneously and leave behind super shimmery colors.
These bad boys can be used in so many different ways. They can be applied as a base, to amplify your eye shadow. They can be worn as a top coat for dramatic and sultry makeup looks. Or, they can be used as an eyeliner. So many options. The choice is yours!
Here are swatches of five out of six of the different Eye Polish colors. From top to bottom they are: Caviar, Suede, Velvet, Silk & Cashmere.
One of the hardest parts about shopping for lipstick is that there are SO many options! I mean, have you been to a MAC counter before? The options are limitless!
In order to make your life a bit easier, I’ve come up with seven MAC lipsticks that every girl (or guy) should have in his or her repertoire. And here they are:
Girl About Town
Flat Out Fabulous
What would you add to the list?
Along with Currant, Chestnut and Nightmoth, MAC’s Magenta lip pencil should be a staple in any makeup wearer’s tool kit. It’s so vibrant, colorful, smooth, and the best thing about it is that it can be worn by itself or paired with a lipstick for a nice color boost.
My favorite lipstick to pair Magenta with is Heroine.
Here is a look at the Magenta lip pencil on its own.
And here is a side-by-side comparison of the two. Completely different colors and hues, but when combined together, it’s magical!
Magenta Lip Pencil
Magenta Lip Pencil + Heroine Lipstick
Slightly after Strawberry Sour Patch Straws, Revlon’s Berry Haute lipstick may be the best thing to ever happen to me. Seriously! If you are in search of a subtle, yet impactful purple lipstick for the fall season, this one is it! This lipstick can be so many things, depending on the lip liner and base color that you choose to pair with it.
I was going for a low key, come-hither-but-still-keep-your-distance look, so I paired the Berry Haute lipstick with MACs Chestnut and Currant lip pencils (I went very EASY on the Currant). Instant lip magic!
Take a look at the final product:
Will you be adding Berry Haute to your fall lipstick lineup?
There was a time when I was afraid of wearing any color on my lips that deviated too far from the standard brown/nude tint. This was partly because I was inexperienced with makeup, but largely because I FALSELY believed that dark-skinned women could not wear colored lipstick.
Pulling off a bold lip color is all about selecting the right shade for your complexion and pairing it with a kick butt lip liner. Two of my favorite liners are Chestnut and Currant from MAC. They go with just about everything! Here are a few shots I took of me wearing MAC’s Ruby Woo:
What’s your favorite bold lip color?
If you haven’t noticed, I have a strange obsession with purple lipsticks. I think I’ve purchased over five different shades (although my best friend thinks they all look the same) in the past month. I can’t help it! Purple shades tend to look really good on my skin tone.
Thus far, MAC’s Rebel has been my favorite. However, I recently picked up Heroine, which is a moderately bright, matte purple lipstick. It’s slowly becoming one of my favorites!
Company : www.arjuni.com
Pattern : Wavy B + Wavy C (straightened)
Lengths : 12 – 24 inches
Luster : Medium
Ounces : Too many to count but about 12
I’ve been using Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation for a while now,
but I’d been using it only as a highlight.
I recently picked up a darker color so that I can see how it performed as a foundation.
One word : LOVE! I absolutely adore it! It gives me a really matte finish and it stays on throughout the day. LOVE!!
Here I am pre-foundation :
And here are some photos post foundation :
I’m going to try it out for a few weeks to see how my skin reacts to it. But so far….so good!
I was in such a rush to pack for my move to Cambodia that I didn’t get a chance to stop by the MAC store and stock up on my makeup essentials….I’ve been using makeup quite sparingly here, because I was running low on EVERYTHING.
This was all the powder I came with….#sad
I brought this HIP Cream Eyeliner that was drier than the Sahara Dessert. This mess dries up before I can even think about opening it! HIP…it’s time for a relaunch!
Last night, we had a wonderful visitor from the states who brought us some goodies!!
These are my MAC Makeup Must Haves!
I’ve decided to give MAC’s Fluidline a try. It can’t be worse than that HIP product…it just can’t.
Embark Eyeshadow – By far my FAV MAC eyeshadow. I not only use it as eyeshadow, I also use it for my eyebrows, and sometimes to contour my face. Very versatile!
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Deep Dark – LOVE this stuff. I’ve been dying without this product because I didn’t have anything to set my foundation with. And for everyday wear, I usually only use powder.
And last but not least…..Spiked Eyebrow Pencil. I can not LIVE without this product. It makes a helluva difference when it comes to eyebrow definition.