Tuesday, June 30, 2015

VISEASRT Eyeshadow Palette First Impression

Scrolling through Sephora I came across this palette, never heard of the brand or seen anyone mention it or review it. Personally I obsess over nude palettes, especially when they are completely matte. It comes in four color options, the one I got was 01 neutral nudes, two of the four were sold out and the other one wasn't my type of colors. These run for 80$ and not sold in stores. For me that's no problem, shipping is always fast from Sephora three days and is free with this palette. Lucky for me Sephoras warehouse is in Maryland and I'm in Pennsylvania so it's always here in two days instead.

Now my first thought when seeing this was wow it's little, bigger than a Nars palette, we all know how small those are but definitely not what I'd expect for a twelve pan palette that is 80$. Comparing to my other palettes I do see its about the same size and the shadows appear larger. The packaging isn't pretty, which is why the palette isn't huge. The focus is all in product not packaging which to me isn't a big deal. It is a plastic palette but not cheap, very sturdy; with a clear lid.

Besides price and packaging, what personally matters most to me pigmentation, it is great. Formula is soft and buttery; colors apply and blend amazingly. I used this once so far, and I put it on around eleven and was out till one that night, at one my shadow looked good, not as good as it did but when I first tried this palette I skipped on primer to get a real feel for how it would hold up. Without primer colors still showed without packing on five layers and lasted a good time. Even with a primer I don't expect no fading after 14 hours, and the best part no creasing. I will say for me personally unless it's  a cheap shadow I very rarely experience creasing. Another thing is not one shade lacks pigment or is chalky. They are all of the same quality and great shadows.

Even though I think this is a great palette and I will be keeping it and probably picking up the one other option I was interested in, I wouldn't say this is a must. If you're like me and already have multiple matte palettes, I'd say try a different one and give the brand a try. To me this is perfect for beginners or someone who has very few mattes. This has all your basics, it doesn't have a white, an off white but not true white, other than that it covers the basics of nude mattes. Mostly warm shades but a few cool and a good range in shades. It's a good to have palette but not a must. But so many looks can be created and I love the fact that you have transition colors, lighter shades and deep shades too. But really I'd say unless you're just starting out skip it, good for people with no mattes in their collection but not a must if you have say the Urban Decay Naked Basic palettes.

For me I'll get a lot of use out of it because I mostly do a matte look with winged liner but not everyone is crazy for mattes and won't get much use out of a  palette like this. Geared more towards pros but the quality makes it worth trying, just probably in a different option. I plan on getting the Sultry Muse palette once back in stock and will definitely post about how shimmery shades are too. on Sephora at least their isn't much offered by this brand and the other two products are palettes as well. 80$ is a lot for a palette but for the quality and fact that twelve shadow from any high end brand will cost you well over 80$ it's not that bad of a price, but it would be nice to see in stores prior to purchasing at that price.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

MAKEUP FOREVER Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow

I was on a crazy hunt for a new gel eyeliner, so I went to Sephora to find one, instantly I thought well MUFE would be amazing based off their pencil liners. I must say for the price this doesn't blow my mind like I wanted. It's not horrible, good staying power, but the ease of use wasn't there and it wasn't crazy black like I would have expected. It was only just basic and okay, not amazing. I will keep it and use it up but for me it has to be set with shadow to get the intensity from it I want. I normally apply my gel liner with a bent liner brush but for this it's a no go and an angled brush works better. I haven't tried a flat thin brush yet but I think that would work nicely too.

Overall I'd say pass on it, I'm truly not crazy for this product. For 23$ I'd say it's not worth it, I thought the ELF one was better for 20$ less, didn't last as long but darker and applied easier. It's not bad but not want I would expect from the brand or for the price point.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BUXOM Full On Lip Cream

I personally am not a huge lip gloss person, but let me just begin by saying I love these. We've all heard the hype over White Russian, and all the hype is true. Not just that color
though, they are all amazing! 19$ in my opinion is a little much for a product like lip gloss. I don't know about you but I always just thought it's lip gloss sticky and doesn't last long no matter what brand, so almost 20$ dollars for one seemed crazy but of course I had to see what the hype was about over White Russian and bought it. I have never loved a lip gloss so much, now White Russian isn't the kind of color I go for normally but it is a beautiful nude. 

This definitely is not all about that shade, out of the six I've tried I love them all, color range isn't crazy huge like their normal lip gloss range but still a nice selection. They don't give me that burning my lips are on fire but they wear like no other lip gloss! I honestly can not order or go to Sephora and not get one. Good yet bad I haven't been too much lately. Going through the I have too much makeup phase, yet what is too much makeup? Can never have enough, right? 

I have White Russian, in my opinion it's a paler nude, Dolly nude/mauve, Lavender Cosmo light lavender with a lot of pink, probably my favorite, Mudslide to me this is a rosey nude, Rose Julep typical rose shade and Creamsicle light peach. I can honestly say I will continue too buy these till I own them all. 

They are an amazing lip gloss, with good pigmentation and worth every penny. I say if you haven't tried these yet go pick one up, you won't regret it! Only downfall is Buxom is a Sephora exclusive. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Tips For Self Tanning Your Face


Summer is coming to an end and well all want to keep that glowing tan we got this summer through the whole winter and that's where self tanner becomes your friend. The self tanner for the face I like is the Lorac SelfTantalizer for face. I find that it give me light glowing color; this product is a gradual self tanner.

When using self tanner on your face you first want to read the instructions and do a patch test on your wrist, this will not only show you if you'll have a reaction but if the product will turn you orange. I generally use the same amount of self tanner as I would moisturizer, don't over do it. Using too much is how you get strikes. Generally all you need is a dime size. I rub the product in between my hands and then all over my face, getting the ears and down the neck. This is important because without these areas it will look really strange and fake. After I cover my face I go over my face with a clean stippling brush. This is very important, it will insure your completely blended in and help get rid of patches that just using your hands could leave. It will also leave you look more naturally tan. Last thing I do is wash my hands, make sure you do this immediately after you finish or you'll end up with tan palms and that's not always a good look.

Other things you should always do before self tanning: apply to freshly cleaned, dry skin. Exfoliate prior to self tanning and slowly build up the color, never apply four coats at one time. I also suggest waiting eight to twelve hours before washing your face again.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Mani Monday: Keep Calm and Paint On


I went to get my nails done today, the color I chose was China Glaze Keep Calm and Paint On. It was part of the Avant Garden collection that was released in the spring. I just had my nails mint but saw this and wanted it on my nails, I was going to buy this one but I couldn't find it, now that I have on my nails I'm glad I didn't, I have Re-Fresh Mint so a shimmer top coat would pretty much make this color so it's not worth it in my opinion. It's a pretty color and my nails are acrylics so the paint won't chip but it will fade. I don't know what the top coat was. The polish isn't so blue in person.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

First Impression: Covergirl Flamed Out and Maybelline Big Eyes Mascaras


I got the Maybelline Big Eyes mascara a few weeks ago and earlier this week Covergirls Flamed Out mascara earlier this week. I wanted to share by first impressions on these mascaras but felt it wasn't enough for one post so I figured I'd combine them and then tell you which one I'd suggest.
Let's start with the Maybelline Big Eyes mascara. What's really cool about this mascara is that it has a separate mascara for the lower lashes, which is a nice mascara. But with that said the mascara for you upper lashes doesn't do anything, I tried this and so did my mother and neither of us felt like it did anything. It's like putting nothing on your lashes and no matter how much you work with it is barely shows up. To me it's not even a natural look it just looks like you have nothing on, this isn't what I kook for in a mascara at all, I have fairly nice lashes and this doesn't do anything to them other then tints them, so no matter your lashes I'd say skip on this, it does nothing at all. It's quite the let down for Maybelline mascaras. I honestly couldn't even tell you how this weird since I can't see it to say if it's still on in a few hours. The brush on the top lash mascara is thin, it tapered to the tip and has a twist in the brush. The lower lashes mascara I'd just small and straight nothing special, your typical wand for the lower lashes.
The Covergirl Flamed Out mascara on the other hand is nice, it gives a natural look but it is still really nice. It wears great, I actually fell asleep with this on and it looked the same as it did before I fell asleep, I have experienced no flaking. It doesn't make your lashes hard and it holds a curl. This does need to be built up if you want to have more then a natural look but two coats looks nice too. The brush is a bit different, it's smaller in the middle and the tip and base seem to be the same size, the brush is really good and this mascara doesn't leave clumps.
Both of these mascaras are around the same price and where one can be bought the other one should be able to be bought there too. The Covergirl mascara is the one I would suggest, skip on the Maybelline mascara it really doesn't do anything.
Have you tried either of these, what are your thoughts on them?
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Haul; Mostly Highend Makeup


Lately I have done a bit of shopping, I made an order from Mac, Sephora, and Urban Decay. I also picked up a few things from Wal Mart. Starting with Mac I just got two eye shadows in Gesso and Antiqued. Gesso is a matte white and Antiqued is a shimmer bronze shade,

Then I ordered from Urban Decay, when I order from a brands site instead of Sephora I only buy items that are either on sale or exclusively sold on their site. The three items I got are on sale and should still be on the site. I got two cream blushers in Greedy which sheers out to be a nice berry and Quickie which gives the most beautiful pinkish peach glow. I also got the Deluxe Shadow palette.

From Sephora I bought a Stila Lip Glaze Trio, the colors are Peach Blossom, Pink Orchid, and Lilac. I also got the Becca Beach Tint Duo, this is a brand I haven't seen or heard much about or even tried till now, I really like these though they are really pigmented and gorgeous colors. It's one of those products that a little goes a long way. The colors are Watermelon and Fig, Fig is nude and Watermelon is mid tone pink.

The next thing I got was the Stila Trio in Warm, I love Stila eyes shadow and these are such a great deal, the colors are Brulee, Sorbet and Truffle. Brulee is a matte cream, Sorbet is a shimmery peach and Truffle is a bronze shade. All of these are on the light side but can give enough dimension without having to add in more colors.

 In my opinion the most exciting thing I bought in this haul the Nars And God Created the Women, this is my first Nars product and this palette is absolutely gorgeous, it is very small but still very nice. The colors in this palette are Alhambra, Bellisima, Kalahari, Galapagos, Coconut Grove, and Night Clubbing

 From Wal Mart I got a Covergirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Watermelon Twist, I'm a little late on picking one of these up as usual. I got another Maybelline Color Tattoo this one is in Inked Pink, this looks so beautiful with Scratch from the previously mentioned Urban Decay palette. Lastly I bought another Covergirl product I got the Flamed Out mascara in Very Black Blaze this one is also water resistant, I'm going to review this in a week or two.

Have you tried any of these?

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