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Friday, August 31, 2012

Buxom Color Choreography™ Eyeshadow Review (Burlesque, Hip Hop, & Belly Dance)

I love colorful eye shadows, and it's a shame that the bigger makeup companies are more invested in selling neutrals. Ah in any case these eye shadows are great and I can't wait to review them!


Hip Hop:

Belly Dance:

Let's start with Burlesque. I love pink eye shadows, they are actually my favorite color eye shadow and my skin tone can handle pinks. The satin hot pink in this palette is bright and opaque and I would use it to fade out the crease. The color in the middle is a matte gray that isn't super opaque but I think they did that on purpose. There is also a matte black with tiny silver glitters that I am really fond of as well. This palette is A+ in my opinion.

Hip Hop has a great mix of colors. A super bright gold, a matte navy with sparkles, shimmery gray, brown, and a matte baby blue. The outside colors are super vibrant, while the middle baby blue color is soft. Great for those who are just starting out using color.

Belly Dance is truly spectacular. The bronze color in this palette is so vibrant, it's my favorite shadow out of all the palettes. The purples are lovely and they go well with my brown eyes. The middle color in this palette is actually fairly pigmented, while the light lilac in the bottom left is soft and subtle. Another great palette.

Overall I quite like these palettes and I think you will too :) The only downfall I can see is that there aren't any nude brow bone highlights, but it's something I can deal with.

$36 @ Sephora

Buxom Stay-There Eye Shadow Review (Mutt, Schnauzer, Cocker Spaniel, & Husky)

I have really been liking Buxom lately, they have great products that I feel don't get as much exposure as they should. These cream eye shadows have been a love for me lately, so let's get on with the review!




Cocker Spaniel:

These shadows are pretty much crease proof, I might get a little bit of creasing towards the end of the day when I use them without a primer or without any powder shadows on top. They work great as bases for powder eye shadows, but are pigmented enough on their own without needing any extra shadows on top. I really love them!

Mutt is my favorite, a nice bronzed taupe for everyday. Schnauzer is a vivid violet plum that looks great on my brown eyes. Husky is a shimmery baby blue, I love blue shadows so this is great for me. Cocker Spaniel is an opalescent pink, looks different depending on the lighting; a pretty solid nude color.

$18 at Sephora

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Anastasia She Wears It Well Eye Shadow Palette Review

Well you know I don't like to waste time with chatter so let's get on to the goods.

Okay so the fact is that this is your average neutral palette, nothing particularly special about it other than the fact that the mattes are very nice to work with. Not powdery or chalky, very smooth. You can do soft neutral everyday eyes with this, or really smokey going out looks. Has a great highlight shade which is great to not have to get out another shadow for that purpose.

The right side might seem less pigmented than the left but only because there is a vanilla and pink shade that are hard to show on camera, not because they aren't pigmented. Overall great pigmented shadows that have a good range of mattes and shimmers. I especially love the shade in the middle which is awesome for highlighting the inner corner. The packaging is reptile print and pretty sturdy, would be great for traveling as it has a huge mirror.

Overall a good palette that could become anyone's staple palette, but not incredibly different from any neutral palettes you've seen before. If you were wondering the brushes that come with the palette are soft and surprisingly useful.

$34 at Sephora and Ulta

Monday, August 6, 2012

ELLIS FAAS Skin Veil Fondation Review

Let's just get it out of the way and point put that this foundation expensive. Very expensive. At $65 you really need to love the formula to justify spending that much unless you are a high end beauty junkie. Fortunately for me I was sent this product for review so I didn't have to splurge, I'll let you read my review and decide if it's worth the money.

Swatch is S104:

Let talk about the design of the packaging. I love how incredibly sleek looking it is. It would be super easy to travel with and you wouldn't have to worry about the foundation exploding in your makeup bag. The pen comes empty and with two refills in the box. All you have to do is pop off the black cap and screw it into the base of the pen.

The brush head is a little on the small side so I like to dot the foundation with it and then take my own foundation brush and blend it in. Supposedly you should be able to clean the brush head with some makeup remover, I haven't tried this yet but I'm I wont have any issues.

With one pump you get a sheer semi-dewy coverage. It looks very natural and non greasy, just dewy. With some powder you can turn down the dewiness a bit. My shade is very yellow which is okay for my skin tone but I wish there was a better shade range. I'm a little lighter than the shade I selected and the next shade down is for a neutral skin tone.

So for an overall assessment I like the natural coverage this foundation gives that can be built up to a medium coverage. Has a nice dewy finish. Love the design of the packaging. The limited shade range and the price are the two negatives I can point out, but overall I really like this product. Sold at sephora.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Penicl in Zinfandel Review

Bite Beauty is a relatively new makeup line sold at Sephora. All of their products have good for you ingredients in them, and also can be eaten! Not that I eat my lipsticks...anyways it's a fun fact.

Here's what Sephora says:
Made with a double-dose of premium micronized pigments, this lip pencil delivers a modern matte look. This lip color delivers super antioxidant resveratrol, which fights free radicals with potent long-term antiaging benefits. Each lip pencil contains the amount of resveratrol found in five glasses of red wine.


As you can see the pencil is super pigmented! I can't get over how bright the color is. Zinfandel is described as an electric coral. I think it looks a bit more red than orange but you can tell its not completely red on the lips. It leaves intially more of a satin finish, and later on it dries to be completely matte.

Doesn't dry out my lips or settle into lines. Really a product I think you should check out.

$24 @Sephora

Friday, August 3, 2012

Makeup of the Day!

I'm alive!!!! Sorry I have been MIA, I just moved and it's been a hot mess. But now I'm back and I have tons of exciting reviews coming up from ELLIS FAAS, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Buxom, Vincent Longo, Laura Mercier, and so much more!! Here is a look of the day I forgot to upload. I used the new LORAC Pro Palette for the eyeshadows and Lime Crime's Contessa Florescent lipstick. You can see a tutorial here.

See you in the next blog xoxo