Saturday, February 26, 2011

MAC Jeanius Collection: Yay or Nay??

MAC is launching their denim inspired Jeanius collection March 3rd. While I'm looking forward to a few of the products (mainly the nail laquer in Biker Blue, a deep sparkling blue denim) I am kind of underwhelmed by the 4 eyeshadow colors.

From L-R: White Jeanius, Diva in Stovepipe black, Diva  in Motorhead, Diva in Distress

Their design is quite adorable, but the colors are very similar to other colors previously released by MAC. I just am not seeing very unique colors here. If I were to pick up one of these I would probably go with Diva in Distress for it's pale silvery blue shade.

I feel like these are kind of a throwback to the 90's... So I guess the question is : Will you throw on your acid wash jeans and run to your nearest MAC counter on the 3rd???

Thursday, February 24, 2011

8 Things that are in my purse right now!

 #1: Stila custom color blush

Stila boasts a " perceptive blush that adjusts to your skin tone and finishes flawlessly. fits all skin tones, light-diffusing particles give you the appearance of a flawless, radiant complexion , and a silky-smooth texture". I don't know about all that. I think it's a very soft, powdery blush in an almost neon pink shade. Custom or not, I do love the texture, and my particular shade. 

#2: Mint Glaze FX lip primer

Now this is a product i'll swear by. I absolutely love this lip balm, and primer. It goes on smooth, is non-sticky, and has a light glossy finish. Perfect to wear alone or under your favorite lip color. I've also noticed that it smooths, and plumps the surface of the lips. I especially like to wear this under matte lipsticks that may be a little drier or thicker. As an added bonus it has a refreshing natural peppermint scent.
 #3: MUFE HD Foundation

Most of us don't really need to be HD ready on a daily basis (wait...does real life count as HD???) so my love for this makeup has little to do with it's high def qualities. I like this particular foundation because as a person with very pale skin it is difficult to find a shade that matches my tone without making me look like a corpse. 110 is the perfect porcelain pale shade with a soft pink undertone. I find the knock-off Revlon kind to be comparable to shade, but not quality.
 #4: Nars Lip stain/ lipgloss duo

This is just one of those beauty staples you NEED in your purse. The lip stain is moist, and applies highly pigmented. The gloss is a light, non-sticky formula that lasts quite a while. Sometimes I like wearing the gloss on it's own for a more subtle color.
 #5: NYX Glitter Powder

This is my new favorite loose glitter. First of all, it's really inexpensive! Secondly, you get A LOT of it. It's very prismatic, and comes in many awesome colors. Right now I have the gold prism color, and I can't wait to use it for my St.Patrick's Day makeup. 

 #6: Stila lip glaze

Here's another beauty staple! It doesn't matter what color is your personal favorite (mines pink diamond), just make sure you have one of these floating around in your purse for that emergency lip gloss touch- up.

#7: Bareminerals Prime Time Primer

This is something I have recently discovered after receiving a free sample of it from One use and I was hooked! This primer is a clear gel that goes on satiny smooth, and makes your face look and feel very soft. It smooths out imperfections while keeping your foundation on all day long.

And last but not least....

#8: Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara

I love, love, loove this mascara. The brush creates separated, defined lashes while also plumping them up to maximum volume. It's not clumpy at all, and usually one coat is all you need.

So that's what's currently in my purse. What are your beauty must-haves?

Bargain of the week : Sally Girl $1 mineral eyeshadow

While I love a deal, I am not always fond of the chalky quality that some inexpensive eyeshadow has. This is why my first review, and my first BotW goes to: Sally Girl baked mineral eyeshadow.

This is a product i've used, and loved for quite a while. At a mere 99 cents Sally Beauty Supplies baked mineral eyeshadows are the perfect price to try every color. When used dry, they are more subtle, but very shimmery and easily blended. Used wet the colors pop with a highly pigmented shimmer finish. This eyeshadow goes on just as well as MAC's baked mineral shadow, and is the perfect size for your purse. It can also be used as an eyeliner if used wet, and painted on with an eyeliner brush. If used with a primer, it lasts all day long with minimal creasing, or flaking. My personal favorite shades are the teal blue one you see above, and Shadow Rose..a golden shimmer rose pink color. You can find these little guys at your local Sally Beauty Supply store or online here

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Getting started!

Hello fellow makeup lovers!

I'm finally in the early stages of starting my blog! I'd like to not only discuss great products that I love, but would like to touch on subjects such as: Animal Testing in some cosmetics & alternatives to using those products, Makeup design, Beginner to advanced tutorials, and Bargain products that have great quality.

I will be starting to put up reviews, and blogs this week so keep an eye out for them! I will also be tweaking the layout.

To make this a better blog, I need YOUR input. What product reviews would you like to see? What type of tutorials do you need? All suggestions & requests are welcome!!!


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