EOTD Green

FOTD: Urban Vice LTD Pallet and Vice 3 Pallet: Disco, Dragon, Defy, Downfall and Bobby Dazzle

1:36 PM

(Urban Decay Vice LTD)

I'm not going to lie, I went ahead and woke up at 2:00 in the morning to make sure I could get my hands on the relaunch of the Urban Decay Vice LTD pallet.  In the meantime, I had already purchased the Vice 3 Pallet, and had decided it was my Christmas present to myself, so held off on using it until just now.   

(Urban Decay Vice3)

For the look below wanted to use the new Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art I posted swatches of yesterday.  Here is what I used:

Laura Geller Spackle Primer
Loreal True Match Foundation N1
Loreal True Match Powder N1
Nars Laguna Bronzer - contour
Mally Beauty AirBrush Blush in Afterglow

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Disco (Vice LTD Pallet) -inner corner/lower lashline
Urban Decay Dragon (Vice 3 Pallet) - middle of lid / lower lashline
Urban Decay Downfall (Vice 3 pallet) - upper crease
Urban Decay Defy (Vice 3 pallet) - blended into Downfall into crease and along lower lashline
Urban Decay Bobby Dazzle (Vice 3 pallet) - highlight
Physicians Formula Gel Eyeliner - black
Younique 3D Fiberlash Moodstruck Mascara

Revlon Colorblast Matte in Standout
Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in Candy Apple


Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art in Topaz Twinkle

3:28 PM

Revlon recently introduced a new line in the PhotoReady collection: Lid+Line+Lash.  This is a double ended set, one with a cream shadow and the other with a glitter eyeliner.  The color I purchased was Topaz Twinkle .  

Topaz Twinkle is a molten pale taupe, leaning almost rose in color.  The liner side has the same color glitter, along with a holo of the same size.  These can be worn alone, or layered (as seen below).  Interestingly enough, when these dry, they stay put.  I mean, no budging (see the video below for proof!).  I did not experience any smudging, moving, running, or creasing either.  

Personally, my only complaint had to do with the wear.  These did wear like iron for me most of the day, but when I used the shadow on the lower lashline, it started to peel by the end of the day.  Overall, for a night out on the town, these worked perfectly and added a nice pop of glitter to a look.  If you are looking for New Years, these would be a nice way to add some glitz at a budget friendly price!

Cover Girl

Spotted at CVS: New Cover Girl #HOTSTUFF Collection: Lip Lava and Outlas Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss

9:51 AM

Remember the good old days when CVS and Walgreens  used to put their new products front and center during the holidays?  Now, they are at the top of the shelves, above my height (I'm 5'9") and I usually miss a majority of them until the holidays are over and stocking-stuffing season has passed!  

Lucky me, I was actually able to reach a new display from Covergirl, featuring their new Lip Lavas and Outlast Stay Brilliant nail colors.  This collection features all duochrome colors, in rich gemstone hues.  I picked up the green and blue nail color and will swatch them in the upcoming weeks.  I am tempted to go try some of the new lippies, as well - absolutely gorgeous shades.  Have you seen these yet?

More pictures below of the display, which I spotted at my local CVS.

Bare Escentuals

Smokey Silver Holiday FOTD: L'Oreal Infalllible Eyeshadow in Liquid Diamond, Urban Decay Blackout and Mary Kate & Ashley Shimmer Dust in Sparkling Night

9:09 AM

Today on the blog, a silver-smokey holiday look.  This one is actually quite easy to do, and uses L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Liquid Diamond and a black matte eyeshadow (I used Urban Decay in Black Out).  Add a pop of glitter to the center of the lid, some matte red lips, and you are ready to hit the holiday scene!

Here is what I am wearing:

Laura Geller Spackle Primer - all over face
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye concealer 
Bare Escentuals Mineral Foundation in Fair (original formula)
Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil
Mally Beauty Bronzer (light) - cheek bones

NYX HD Eyeshadow Primer - all over lid
Urban Decay Naked2 Pallet - Tease - upper crease
Urban Decay Naked2 Pallet - Blackout - crease and outer corner of lid
L'Oreal Infallible in Liquid Diamond - inner corner, blended into UD Blackout in middle of lid
MAC Vanilla Pigment - highlight
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy - middle of lid
Mary Kate & Ashley Sequin Shimmer Dust - Sparkling Night - middle of lid

Revlon Matte Color Burst in Standout


FOTD w/ Urban Decay Naked Pallet, Wet 'n Wild LE Pallet in Daring Downtown, Loreal Infallible in Gold Imperial, and Jordana Color Effects Eyeshadow in Green

2:17 PM

Playing around with green and gold today.  One of my favorite drugstore greens is Jordana Color Effects Eyeshadow in Green, which is truly one of the "greenest" eyeshadows I own.  It wears like iron when over a primer, and has a nice brightening shimmer. I love finding little gems like these in the drug store!

For the look, here is what I used:

Laura Geller Spackle
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer - Light
Laura Geller Balance 'n Brighten - Fair

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked Pallet - Buck - blended into crease
Wet 'n Wild LE Pallet in Daring Downtown (Black shade) - cut crease blended into Buck
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy - lid (not above crease)
Jordana Green - lid / lower lashline
Loreal Infallible "Gold Imperial" - inner corner
Urban Decay Naked Pallet - Sin - lightly blended into highlight
Physicians Formula Gel Eyeliner - black
Younique 3D Moodstruck Fiber lashes - mascara

I almost forgot I found this lovely Wet 'n Wild on sale for 50% off during the CVS Beauty sale, which is what I am wearing in the pic above.  


Swatches: L'Oreal Infallable Eye Crayons

3:19 PM

After falling in love with the L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows, I was very excited to see some new additions to the Infallable line with the Eye Crayons.  There are several colors available - if you haven't seen them head over to Nouveau Cheap and check them out - but I picked up two of the basic colors: Forever Taupe and Midnight Charcoal.

I don't have any EOTD's or FOTD's to show you yet, as I have been testing this out various different ways, but so far so good!  I have not experienced any budging or smearing, particularly when worn on my lower lashline, which is an added plus!

Below are some swatches, just so you can see the colors.  Have you tried these yet?  


An Emerald Green FOTD w/ Hard Candy Space Cadet, Aromaleigh Spectacularly Ignorant, and Urban Decay Naked2 Pallet

9:28 AM

Taking a step away from my "neutral" rut I've been in recently, I decided to play matchy-matchy with my shirt and wear a rich emerald green smokey eye.  To do this, I am using an old shadow I dug up - Hard Candy Meteorite Shadow in Space Cadet (a rich emerald frost with emerald glitter), as well as Aromaleigh Spectacularly Ignorant and Urban Decay Naked2 Pallet.  

For the look, here is how I did it:

Laura Geller Spackle
Laura Geller Balance 'n Brighten in Fair
Laura Geller Balance 'n Bronze - contour
Laura Geller Blush 'n Brighten in Golden Apricot - blush

Urban Decay Naked2 Pallet - Tease - upper crease
Urban Decay Naked2 Pallet - Blackout - crease, outer corner
Hard Candy Space Cadet - all over lid / on top of Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Aromaleigh Spectacularly Ignorant - inner corner, lower lashline - on top of Pixie Epoxy
Urban Decay Naked2 Pallet - Foxy - highlight

NYX Lipstick Thalia

Hope you like!


NYX Thalia 50% off at CVS Beauty Sale - Swatches

9:00 AM

I love a good sale...I mean, who doesn't!?  CVS is having their annual Beauty Sale, and typically I am not running towards any particular brand.  This all changed with the addition of NYX to the CVS set, and there were a couple of items that I had to have, especially since they were marked down by 50%.  One was my beloved black eyeliner in Bewitching Betty, and the other was this lipstick - Thalia.  I had this originally years ago and used it up, so finding it for 50% off (about $2 when all said and done) made me a happy girl!  

Closeup of Thalia below.  

Thalia on - this definitely takes on a bit darker of a tone when applied (on me at least), but I love this as a go-to shade any day.  

What items are you snagging at the CVS Beauty sale?  There were only two brands with actual stickers at my local store, so I think they are just now getting around to tagging and marking.  I will go back in this weekend and see what else there is to pick up - perfect for stocking stuffers!

3d fiber lashes

Inspiration: Great Gatsby / Flapper Inspired Hair and Makeup Using

9:00 AM

Every year my company has two Holiday sales meetings back to back - the first one is themed for Halloween and the second is themed for Christmas.  Last week was meeting #1, so I decided to go as a flapper.  After watching tutorials on YouTube of pin waves, I spent the morning getting my hair ready so I could do my makeup while it set.  

Most flapper or Roaring 20's type makeup I could find online looked to be smokey eyes and red lips, so I decided to take it up a notch with some glitter.  I used the same eyeshadow as earlier last week (here), but topped it off with Fyrinae's Pixie Epoxy and some glitter I had by Mary Kate and Ashley (remember when Walmart used to carry that?!).  The picture below doesn't do it justice!  This was a lot of fun to wear!


FOTD: Stila Magnificent Metals in Pixie Dust

9:00 AM

A few weeks ago I picked up the Stila Magnificent Metals in Pixie Dust - it's that one eyeshadow, that every time I was in Ulta, I had to go play with, so I decided it was time.   

The product comes in a normal, eyeshadow pot, and has a metal mixing pan and Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Eye Primer.   There is a step-by-step process in which to use:

  • Prime: add one drop of Stay All Day® Liquid Eye Primer to the mixing tray.
  • Combine: add a small dab of Magnificent Metals and swirl to blend.
  • Shine: using Stila’s Magnificent Metals Eye Shadow Applicator #37 or your fingertip, gently apply the mixture on lids, blending it out with soft strokes. Build the intensity with additional layers.
  • For more opaque results, apply eye primer directly on lids.

I actually applied my own eyeshadow - using the original Urban Decay Naked pallet here - and then topped off the inner corner and lid with the Pixie Dust.  I was a little bit nervous, due to the "wetness" of the primer, that it may smear and smudge my eyeshadow, but everything stayed true the whole day.  Pixie Dust is absolutely gorgeous, and this would certainly be a beautiful way to glitz up a holiday look without having to purchase an entire new eyeshadow pallet to do so.  

The Stila Magnificent Metals retail for $32 on their website.  These are definitely worth a try if you like the look of sparkles and glitter! 

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My Thanksgiving EOTD: Younique

11:12 AM

I have been very negligent with the blog recently, simply due to life in general, and my new obsession with Instagram (find me over there at @shakeupyourmakeup and @shakeupyourmakeupscloset).  With that said, I missed working on my daily posts, so I am going to work very hard to get back up and running over the weekend, so I can get back to more of what I love  - makeup!

Quickly, here is a snapshot of my eyeshadow from earlier this week - lots of gold for Thanksgiving.  I went very smokey here, just to make it a little more elegant.

For the look, I started with Urban Decay Primer Potion.  Above the crease, I am using Buck, from the UD Naked 2 pallet, which is lightly applied.  Just below, in the crease, is Creep from the same pallet.  On the lid, I first applied Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, and then used Younique's pigment in Gorgeous (a very rich 24K gold shade).  I applied Creep to the outer corner, blending it into the lower lashline.  The light gold shade in the lower lashline is Younique's pigment in Innocent.  Top this off with a highlight in MAC's Vanilla pigment, and a random black gel eyeliner and I was finished.

My lashes are Younique's 3D Moodstruck Fiber Lash mascara, which is unbelievable.

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving, and are enjoying some great Black Friday sales, as well as some respite from all of the food and family :)  More posts to come!

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FOTD: Wet 'n Wild Limited Edition 8-Pan Palette in "Walk the Red Carpet" & Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara

9:00 AM


Today's look is using a Wet 'n Wild pallet that I forgot I had - untouched and sparkling up at me in my makeup drawer this morning....the Limited Edition 8-Pan in "Walk the Red Carpet".  This gorgeous pan is packed full of golden neutrals, some full of sparkle and some completely matte.  A beautiful set of colors, I can't believe I haven't opened it up until now!  Topped off the gold with my Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash Mascara and my Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm in Standout, and I was ready to go!  

Closeup of the eyes below - I just love the gold sparkle in the set!

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FOTD:Younique Pigments in Beautiful, Irresistable, Daring, and Angelic & Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara

9:00 AM

As I have been recently obsessed with the Younique line, I wanted to play around with their matte pigments, as well as the metallics that I tend to lean towards.  I used all pigments on top of Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin, so there is a slight shimmer even to the mattes as a result.

To create the look I used the following:

UDPP in Sin all over lid
Younique Pigment in Beautiful - upper crease
Younique Pigment in Irresistable - deep in crease
Younique Pigment in Daring - outer corner, deep in crease / lower lashline
Younique Pigment in Confident - inner corner to middle of lid
Younique Pigment in Angelic - ontop of Confident on inner corner / highlight / lower lashline
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara

I was pleasantly surprised as to how well the pigments worked on top of a "standard" primer.  I tend to lean towards those that are more sticky in consistency (i.e. Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy) when I am working with loose pigments, but this worked really well.

What is your favorite pigment from the line?


Revlon Fall/Winter 2014 Boho Chic Collection by Gucci Westman: Closeup & Swatches of Creme Luxe Eyeshadow in Street Style

1:57 PM

Every year I look forward to the Gucci Westman collaboration with Revlon, and this year did not disappoint.  There are several gorgeous glitter-infused nail polish, new eyeshadow quads, and as I discovered this year, a Luxe Creme eyeshadow in Street Wear.  

This particular shadow has a consistency similar to the other gel products that have hit the market recently: Almay Eyeshadow Softies, L'Oreal Visible Lift Blushes, just to name a few.  Although there was only one color on the display, I imagine this is the first of many to come for Revlon and their entries into the market. 

The color is a rich black base with tons of shimmer: gold, blue, turquoise and evergreen.   

The consistency is that of a sponge.  Very soft, not wet, and easy to use and blend with just your fingertip.  Unfortunately, as I just swatched this, I cannot speak to the duration of the product, but I do intend on using it tomorrow and testing it on some primer.  

I absolutely love the color.  Anything that has green in it is instantly a hit for me.  I would love to see this kind of a shade in a gel eyeliner (hint hint...).  Reminds me a lot of the green side on the MAC Venomous Villians "She Who Dares" eyeshadow.  Pretty!!

Have you seen and/or tried this yet?  I checked google and didn't see anything on it, but figured I would ask!

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Before & Afters : Younique 3D Fiber Lash Moodstruck Mascara!

12:46 PM

One more time...a before and after!  The eye on the left goes through the change: no mascara --> one coat of my normal mascara --> and one coat of Younique's 3D Moodstruck Fiber Mascara ontop of my normal mascara...

Can you believe this?  It's amazing!

Looking to order?  Shop from the comfort of your home and ship directly to your house!  I am hosting an online party this week!  

Also, for more pictures, before and after shots, and EOTD's featuring the Younique products, click the label for Younique!

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