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Friday, July 29, 2011

Olive Crease

In Pixiwoo's (youtube them if you haven't already!) most recent video, they did a look with gold eyeshadow on the lid and olive green in the crease. I loved it and decided to try it as I've been obsessed with olive-y eyeshadows for the past few months! I used more of a brown on the lid instead though. Here's the look...
Mac Wedge and Bare Escentuals Flaunt on lid, Mac Shroom to highlight, Nars Nouveau Monde in crease, Nars Mekong in outer-v


Face:
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in Nude & Sand (mixed)
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Mac Mineralized Skin Finish
Laura Mercier Translucent powder
Mac Refined Golden Bronzer
TheBalm Hot Mama Blush
Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette (they're a little messy today since i'm trying to grow my
brows out a little more!)

Eyes:
Nars Smudgeproof Primer
Mac Wedge, Shroom
Nars Mekong, Nouveau Monde (olive side)
Bare Escentuals Flaunt
Covergirl Lashblast
Make Up For Ever black aqua liner (i much prefer my gel liner, i was so clumsy using a pencil! lol)

Lips:
Revlon Colorburst Peony Lipgloss 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Certainly Red

Here's my first blog post wearing a red lip! Ta-da! Really trying to break out of my shell and wear some bolder lips. I have a bunch of reds but rarely use them--need to change that habit!



Bare Escentuals Summer all over lid, Urban Decay Buck in Crease, Nars Galapagos in Crease, Nars Mekong in Outer V, a little Urban Decay Half Baked on middle of lid 





Face:
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in Nude & Sand (mixed)
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Mac Mineralized Skin Finish
Laura Mercier Translucent powder
Mac Refined Golden Bronzer
Nars Madly & Illamasqua Lover Blush
TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette

Eyes:
Bare Study Paint Pot
Bare Escentuals Summer
Urban Decay Half Baked, Buck
Nars Galapagos, Mekong
Rock & Republic Skintight (highlight)
Covergirl Lashblast
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner

Lips:
Revlon Certainly Red Lipstick
A little bit of clear gloss and Mac Melon Pigment

What do you think of the red lips? I always shy away from them! What's your favorite red lippie!?Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette Swatches & Comparisons

I was at Walgreens and finally decided to purchase another Wet n Wild 8 pan palette. I really love the blue palette, Blue Had Me At Hello (see my other post here! It's one of my very first blog posts too! hehe) and decided why not! It was $4.99 and for this type of quality, its a complete steal. Here's some pictures and very hastily done swatches!



Swatched the left column top to bottom first, then right column! Are these pigmented or what!
The Wet N Wild eyeshadows are really buttery soft and very vibrant. The only bad thing is that they are almost too soft, so you have to be very careful when applying. Make sure to pat them onto a good base to avoid lots of fallout and don't over blend! That's just my two cents on how to use them! :)
Left Column 
Right Column

Tried finding some dupes among my eyeshadows. You may have to click on the pictures to enlarge in order to read the eyeshadow names on the pictures!

 Ambition is more gold, femme-fi is more peach, and virgin is not as shimmery!

 Mac Jardin aires is a more shimmery pinky coral while Wet n Wild is more brown while Urban Decay Sin is more cool and pinker.
 Mac tempting is much lighter and a touch more orange while Urban Decay is a bit darker but in the same shade!
 Now THIS is a dupe! Can you even tell which is which? Wet N Wild is on the left while Nars Mekong is on the right. The color is almost exactly the same, but to be honest I prefer the Nars texture for this one. For such a dark color, I find Wet N Wild's buttery, soft texture to be more difficult to work with than the Nars (which is also buttery, but not as crumbly if that makes sense!). Also, all the fallout you see in the picture is from the Wet N Wild. Other than that, this is a really amazing dupe and if you want a cheaper alternative to Nars Mekong, you won't get closer than this!
 Couldn't find anything similar to the right column browbone color. I've heard that it's supposedly a dupe for Mac Vex, but I don't have that color.
For the right column eyelid color, I don't have any dupes (I really don't own many true greens! So this is great for my eyeshadow collection!) Rock & Republic Chronic is a darker.
 Couldn't find a dupe here either. Mac Humid and Rock & Republic Envy are much more green while Rock & Republic Snakeskin is not nearly as dark. In person the Wet N Wild color has a much greener tinge to it (the camera didn't pick it up completely).
Ahhh my favorite color of the palette. I don't have any dupes for this duochrome although I've heard Mac Club is supposedly similar. I swatched Mac Shimmermoss next to it since I thought I thought the teal/blue flash in the Wet N Wild looked similar! On the right is Nars Dogon, which is also a duochrome (completely different shade though and is more taupe than brown). Very pretty color and I would have gladly paid more just for this color!

Hope the swatches and pictures were helpful! I found mine at my Walgreens. I honestly feel that these eyeshadows are incredible quality for the price tag. I can be somewhat of an eyeshadow snob since they are my favorite makeup product and these are definitely in the same league as many of my more expensive eyeshadows! I also love that many of these colors are unique to my collection (especially the right column since I don't own a lot of greens!).

Have you tried Wet n Wild eyeshadows? What do you think?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Toned Down Morange FOTD

I bought Mac Morange on a whim recently, and it is the brightest, boldest color I personally own. I absolutely love it but on me, it looks awful without a lipgloss on top to tone it down a tiny bit. My lips are still a vibrant orange, but not as neon! Here's a realllly simple (hopefully not too boring) neutral look I did to pair with it. I just started piling different warm, brown neutrals on my lid, and blended well hoping it would look alright in the end! lol

Left side Nars kalahari on lid, Mac Soba in crease, Urban Decay Darkhorse in outer crease, Mac Handwritten in Outer-V, Mac femme fi to highlight



Products Used:
Face:
Laura Mercier Face PrimerTarte Smooth Operator in Agent 14
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
Illamasqua Lover blushMac Refined Golden Bronzer
TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Anastasia Brow Powder in brunette

Eyes:
Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat
Mac femme-fi, soba, handwritten
Nars Kalahari (left side)
Urban Decay DarkhorseBobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in black ink
Covergirl Lashblast

Lips:
Mac Morange Lipstick
Kiko lipgloss (a nude color, not sure on the name. A friend from Italy gave it to me!)


What do you think? How would you wear Mac Morange or a really bright orange lip!? Might give Morange another go in a future FOTD soon :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

100 Followers Giveaway Winner Announcement!!!

Thank you soooooo much to everyone who entered my giveaway! I used random.org to fairly select a winner...

and the winner is.....



Kimberlee!!!



You can check out her blog here!

CONGRATULATIONS!! Sent you can email! I really hope you enjoy the package when you get it!!!

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