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:

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

Eyes:
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

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



Eyeliners

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!




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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:

Face
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

Eyes
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

Lips
Revlon Matte Color Burst in Standout







EOTD

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:

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

Eyes:
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.  


Eyeliners

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?  


Aromaleigh

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:

Face
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

Eyes:
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

Lips
NYX Lipstick Thalia

Hope you like!

CVS

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

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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