Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Warmth is a pretty lavender/warm blush.
Radiance is a bright pink with warm undertones
The bronzer Goddess is a great color with tons of shimmer
Gold Sparkle is definitely sparkly! I beautiful color to tone down any blushes with a little warmth.
I used the entire sheet on each swatch, so you can see how intense the colors are.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sorry for the lack of posting!
Monday, September 22, 2008
I have been in a smokey EOTD mood recently, so I thought I would share the turquoise and gold look I did this past weekend. I used:
Taylor Made Minerals in Centaur in my inner corner
Taylor Made Minerals in Fiji Beach on my outer lid
Bourjois Ombre a Paupieres in Noir Emeraude 07 in outer corner and blended into crease
Jesse's Girl Eye Dust in Reflects Gold as high light
Rimmel GlamEyes in Extreme Black mascara
I am absolutely loving the Bourjois Noir Emeraude because it is a warm black color, that can be blended into tons of colors (for example, turquoise) to build a beautiful and smokey eye. And, for the 75% off I bought it at Sephora, it really was a no brainer!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Answer: Now that I finally was able to upload and adjust some of my pictures, I can show you all how I used these sheets!
First, I applied my primer, concealer and foundation as usual. Here I am wearing Laura Geller's Perfect Match, which was a kit which I purchased off of QVC. My foundation and concealer are "medium". Once my foundation has set, I took a sheet of the Mary Kate and Ashley Paper Me Pretty Blush in "Radiance".
"Radiance" is a bright pink, with cool tones to it. There are a handful of other blush colors (probably 5), so there are some warmer shades as well.
Once my foundation had set, I held the sheet by the back, which didn't have very much blush on it, if any at all. I applied the blush like you would any other, starting with the apples of your cheek and swiping it backwards. Think of the sheet of paper as your brush, and just swirl and swipe back.
At this point, the color should be applied to your cheeks, although it will most likely have some harsh lines which need to be blended (see below).
I chose one of my lighter and fluffier blush brushes - this one is my Laura Geller double ended blush/eyeshadow brush. Very lightly, I blended the edges. You don't want to be too rough with this, or else your brush will pick up the blush and you will lose your color.
At this point, I finished my makeup, eyeshadow and mascara and had this look! The blush lasted all day - it has fantastic staying power, and for the price you can pick and choose different colors to play with. What's even better, they don't have any fall out when you apply!
As you probably noticed from the picture of my original purchase, I also bought a bronzer, another shade of blush, and one of their sparkle sheets. I will swatch those out for you to see as well! They are really neat!
Foundation: Laura Geller's Perfect Match in Medium
Eyeshadows: Jesse's Girl Eye Dust "Pink" (Lid), Bourjois Eyeshadow "Gris" (Crease), Jesse's Girl Eye Dust "Reflects Gold" (highlight)
Liner: Mary Kate & Ashley Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Lips: Mary Kate & Ashley X2 Lipstick/Lipgloss in Berry Kisses (more pictures of this to follow)
Mascara: Rimmel GlamEyes in Extreme Black
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
As I said, these were approximately $3-4 at Walmart - really a steal for 50 sheets.
It's actually a pretty neat concept. The box of sheets opens up like a larger matchbox, where you basically push the container with the actual sheets out, and the remainder of a cover is there for you to hold while you grab a piece of the paper.
Each sheet has makeup on one side, and nothing on the other except for anything residual, which you are abound to have.
I found that the color has great pigmentation, not to mention fantastic and lasting wear. I really loved the color I chose, which you will see in a FOTD coming up. There is some nice shimmer to the blush, but nothing outrageous. I did have to use a blush to blend everything together, but I assumed I would to begin with. My one complaint was that I wasn't able to get both cheeks done with one whole sheet - I ended up partially using another sheet to get the remainder of my other cheek completed. Overall, for the price, I think this is a great idea, and fun to mess around with when you are tired of your basic blushes that are used on a day to day basis.
Retail Price: $3-4.00 USD
Where to purchase: WalmartProduct: 5 out of 5
Price: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 4.5 out of 5 (Again, I ran out of product on one sheet for both cheeks)
Overall: 4out of 5
Would I purchase again? Definitely - they are fun to play around with, and actually were some colors I don't have in my collection, which was an added bonus!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I was in need of a good neutral lip color, especially a gloss, so I opted for the mark. Glow Baby Glow hook up in Secretive. This is a beautiful nude, with pink undertones and lots of shimmer. It isn't very opaque, so although it does have some color to it, this gloss won't totally masque another color underneath.
On the other side of my hookup is a tinted Lipsheen in Blissful, a beautiful berry/plum color, with just enough color to be noticed as well as nutrients to moisturize and nourish your lips.
One of the new Avon Ultra Cream Rich lipsticks for fall I chose was Charmed Rose, which I fell in love with immediately upon opening the tube. This is truly a warm rose color with lots of shimmer. This is perfect for fall - I would almost consider it a warm raspberry color on.
Lastly, I picked up one of the new lipsticks they are kicking off, which is an extension of their ANEW line. At first, when I opened this I couldn't figure out why it would be considered "Blushing Bride", as that to me would be a nice sheer color, and the lipstick itself looked almost brick red in the tube. Once applied, it's a different story. The ANEW lipsticks are extremely smooth, milky, and sheer, with tons of shine. My lips felt fantastic after wearing!
Lastly, here is the Face Glow in Pebbles, which is a soft shimmery baby pink with some soft coral color running through it in a swirl. These are beautiful, but a bit on the small size. I would say these are about the quarter of the size of the MAC Mineralize, but you get some beautiful shimmer, and this color in particular makes a fantastic highlight. I have applied it to the apples and contours to add some dimension to your cheek color, or else to lighten up one that might be a bit dark for you.
And, just for fun, I picked up the Electric Blue liquid eyeliner from Avon. This color is so pretty, I can't wait to wear it!!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
From the pictures, the new mark. colors remind me of the Laura Geller Baked face colors, or even a smaller version of the MAC Mineralize colors.
They also have some new colors in their liquid eyeliners, so I picked up Electric Blue for something fun and bright to play with.
The mark. hookups are some of my absolute favorite's - I think I have all of them except for Secret, which I ordered, along with one of the Sheen Sticks below in Blissful.
When they get here, I'll swatch and post those pictures as well!
Friday, September 5, 2008
How unbelievably wonderful does that look!?!?
Well, now that I'm done with dreaming, I'm going to get back to working and let you all know that I'm still here, just a bit behind! Hopefully I will be able to catch up over the next couple of days! With that said, where should I go on a little mini-vaca? Thoughts?
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I knew that Napolean Perdis was moving from Sephora over to Target, but I didn't realize they were picking up any other lines. The colors in the JK eyeshadow singles are absolutely stunning, as are those from Pixi. I swatched a few colors and was really pleased with the color payoff, but unfortunately I didn't get to buy anything.
My only complaint about the new lines is the price. They are a bit spendy, with eyeshadows running around $13-$18, but Target has always been a store to bring in designers and been successful with it, so I am sure these new cosmetics will do great there!