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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mesmerized Makeup Tutorial!

Hey Everyone!

Today I am bringing you the tutorial I created using MakeupGeek Foiled Shadows! These shadows are just perfection! If you want to see my thoughts and swatches of them, check out my review. I really like how this tutorial came out and I can't wait to do more tutorials with the Foiled Shadows! I really hope MUG comes out with more shades!



Face:
Estee Luder Double Wear Foundation 1N2
MAC Prolongwear Concealer NC20
OCC Conceal Y2
Milani Powder Foundation 01 Shell
BenNye Cameo Powder
MAC Warm Soul Mineralized Blush
Jane Bronzer in Dream
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone

Eyes:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MUG Shadows: Mesmerized, Grandstand, Houdini, Vanilla Bean, Drama Queen, & Purple Rain
MAC Shadows: Kid, Bamboo, Shadowy Lady, Trax, Nylon, Jext, & Shimmer Moss
Jordana 12 Hour Made To Last Eye Pencil in 01 Endless Emerald
Physician's Formula Eye Booster Liner Pen Ultra Black
Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil Black Fever
CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara
Andrea #21 Lashes

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

Lips:
Milani Spice Lip Liner
MAC Lipstick Enchanted One

http://youtu.be/yOmxmXjDGzs

-Alicia

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Review & Swatches: Makeup Geek Foiled Shadows!

Hey Everyone!

Today I will be going over the MakeupGeek Foiled Shadows! MakeupGeek came out with 10 new shadows in the foiled formula. This formula is made up to mimic that of when you foil an eyeshadow with a mixing medium. The foiled shadow are a soft formula that really pack a punch. They don't even require a primer to get the full pigmentation! These shadows are absolutely gorgeous! I purchased 5 of the shadows and I am in love! I really hope that MUG comes out with more shadows in this formulation!

MUG Foiled shadows are the same size as the original MUG shadows and contain 0.064 oz. of product. Each shadow costs $9.99. Just to compare, the original MUG shadows are $5.99 for 0.064 oz. The foiled shadows are more expensive due to the unique formula but they are 100% worth the price!

Left to Right: Showtime, Jester, Mesmerized, Grandstand, & Houdini

Left to Right: Showtime, Jester, Mesmerized, Grandstand, & Houdini

  • Showtime is described as a rusty brown with warm undertones. This shadow is stunning and I love that it has that brown hue. 
  • Jester is described as a bright mossy green with slight golden undertones. Slight golden undertones is an understatement! This shadow is gorgeous and is a beautiful olive green with a gold sheen. I cannot get enough of it! 
  • Mesmerized is described as a deep medium taupe with strong purple undertones. This shadow is beautiful and reminds me of Satin Taupe by MAC but on crack! If you love taupe shadows, this is a must have! This shadow definitely pulled more purple on me but I didn't mind that at all! 
  • Grandstand is described as a medium rose gold with slight taupe undertones. This shadow..... OMG! You want the perfect rose gold shadow, this is it! I love the slight taupe undertone as it cools down this shadow a bit. This shadow reminds me a lot of Heedless Heart from GDE, which is one of my all time favorites. 
  • Houdini is described as a deep emerald teal green. Houdini is my absolute favorite of this bunch. I cannot get over how gorgeous and perfect it is! This shadow has a deeper almost black undertone to it but the green/teal really shines through. 
All in all, these shadows are just perfection! I found that these shadows blend beautifully on the lid and I did not have any creasing with them after about 5 hours of wear. I did use a primer as I have more oily lids. 

Due to the soft formula, my Houdini was broken when it came in the mail. Nothing major that I wasn't able to press it back into the pan and it is good as new, but just something to keep in mind as they are so soft. 

Have any of you tried these shadows yet? Which are your favorites?

http://youtu.be/vfJwKIUHr2w

-Alicia

**DISCLAIMER**All products in this post were purchased by myself and all opinions are my own. My obligation is to give my readers an honest review of any products, whether positive or negative.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Victorian Flashback Makeup Tutorial!

Hey Everyone!

I filmed this tutorial a little bit ago, but it's using some of the Glamour Doll Eyes Matte shadows! You all know my love for GDE and their Matte shadows are just amazing! I was in the mood to do something blue, so the look I came up with is a blue smokey eye with a little twist! I really like the trend of putting a dark color on the inner and outer corner of the lid and a bright shadows in the middle of the lid :) I think that it gives a neat effect! Anyways... Let's get on to the tutorial!





Face:
Revlon ColorStay Foundation 150 Buff Chamois & 240 Medium Beige
MAC Prolongwear Concealer NC20 and OCC Conceal Y2
MAC MSF in Medium
Jane Bronzer in Dream
MAC Warm Soul Mineralized Blush
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone

Eyes:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
GDE Foil Me
GDE Shadows: Jolie, Tawdry, Corpselike, Victorian, #flashbackfriday, Busted, & Undead
MAC Shadows: Brule, Bamboo, & Kid
Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black Fever
Physician's Formula Eye Booster Liner Pen in Ultra Black
CoverGirl Clump Crusher
Andrea #21 Lashes

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

Lips:
MAC Prep + Prime Lip
NYX Mahogany Lip Liner
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes

-Alicia

Friday, December 5, 2014

Review & Swatches: Glamour Doll Eyes Nightmare Before Christmas & Edward Scissorhands Collections!

Hey Everyone!

Today I am going to show you the new Glamour Doll Eyes Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands Collections that released on Black Friday. These collections were released as a 4 shadow bundle on Black Friday and are now sold as individual shadows on the GDE Storenvy site. There is also a third collection that was based off of the movie Elf. I had to get these two collections as I am a HUGE Nightmare Before Christmas buff as well as a Tim Burton fan in general! I really enjoy the shadows that are in each of these collections and they are absolutely beautiful! These shadows seem to have a great amount of sparkle to them, which I LOVE! They are so soft and buttery and they glide on! Ok, enough rambling... Let's get into the swatches!

  • All swatches done over Painterly Paint Pot by MAC.
  • All photos taken in artificial light.
  • All swatch photos taken with flash.
Top Row: Sandy Claws & What's This
Bottom Row: Jack & Sally and Simply Meant To Be 
Left to Right: Sandy Claws, What's This, Simply Meant To Be, and Jack & Sally

Top Row: Blend.Blend.Blend. & Topiary Genius
Bottom Row: Hold Me & Isolated

Left to Right: Blend.Blend.Blend., Topiary Genius, Isolated & ...Hold Me
Sandy Claws:
  • GDE: a matte bright red base with a green sheen and red, green, and silver sparkles.
  • Me: I would say this shadow is a muted toned, yet still bold, red with a green sheen and reg, green, and silver sparkles throughout.
What's This:
  • GDE: a purple base with a golden orange sheen and green sparkle.
  • ME: a vibrant purple with a golden orange sheen and green sparkles throughout. 
Simply Meant To Be:
  • GDE: a taupe base with a subtle purple and orange sheen and turquoise and purple sparkles.
  • ME: I LOVE this shadow! It's a gorgeous mauve taupe with a purple (and slight orange) sheen. This shadow has turquoise and purple sparkles throughout.
Jack & Sally:
  • GDE: a matte black base with a blue sheen and silver, purple, and red sparkles.
  • ME: a black base with a strong indigo sheen. This shadow looks like it has multidimensional sparkles throughout. It's a gorgeous shadow. 
Blend.Blend.Blend.:
  • GDE: a darkened lavender with a red sheen and intense golden sparkle.
  • ME: a mauve-lavender shadow with a hint of taupe and a slight red sheen. This shadow has gold sparkle throughout. 
Topiary Genius:
  • GDE: green with a strong red and copper shift and sparkle.
  • ME: a muted green with a copper sheen with red and copper sparkles.
Isolated:
  • GDE: a deep gray with a strong purple and blue shift and white sparkles.
  • ME: I love this shadow and to me it's more of a blue with a gray hint to it. It has a strong purple  shift and white sparkles throughout.
...Hold Me:
  • GDE: a light off white with a sheer purple overlay and white sheen.
  • ME: this is a gorgeous highlight shadow. It's a beige-white shadow with a purple duo chrome effect. 
I am in love with these two collections. I really like how with the Edward Scissorhands Collection, the shadows are more muted but have strong sheens and sparkles. I cannot get enough! Each of these shadows are for sale for $6.00 each on the Storenvy site. 

My favorites from these collections are Simply Meant To Be, Jack & Sally, and Blend.Blend.Blend. 

Have you tried anything from these collections? What are your favorites?

-Alicia

**DISCLAIMER**All products in this post were purchased by myself and all opinions are my own. My obligation is to give my readers an honest review of any products, whether positive or negative.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Review & Swatches: Mazzie Cosmetics Blushes!


Hey Everyone!

Today I am going to be doing a review and swatches of Mazzie Cosmetics blushes! Mazzie Cosmetics has formulated 8 blushes that have a matte base and a couple have a shimmer to them to give a nice glow to the skin. The blushes come in a 10 gram jar that is filled to the brim and each container has a sifter. The cost is $6.00 for a jar and considering you only need a TINY amount of product, it is well worth the money and these blushes will last you forever!

  • All swatches done on bare skin; no primer.
  • All photos taken in artificial light.
  • All photos taken with flash.


From Left to Right: Adore, Burn, & Rust

From Left to Right: Rascal, Paradise, & Berry

From Left to Right: Passion Pink & Siren
Adore:
  • MC: A yellow/brown color with shimmer.
  • ME: Adore is a peachy/neutral shade with a good amount of shimmer throughout. If you are fair this would be a gorgeous peach blush on you. 
Burn:
  • MC: A matte orange/brown color.
  • ME: Burn is one of those "camel brown" shades in the pot. Once it's blended out it pulls to be a reddish/orange blush with a hint of brown. I really think this blush is gorgeous but definitely use a light hand!
Rust:
  • MC: A matte red/pink color.
  • ME: Rust is a beautiful red/brown blush that has a slight pink undertone. This blush is absolutely gorgeous and one of my favorites. Again, a light hand is a must.
Rascal:
  • MC: A peach/pink color with some shimmer.
  • ME: Rascal is a light pink/peach blush with some shimmer throughout.
Paradise:
  • MC: A matte peach/brown color.
  • ME: Paradise is a peach with a slight brown undertone. I adore this blush and I believe that it would work on a variety of skin tones.
Berry:
  • MC: A matte hot pink/purple color.
  • ME: Berry is a vibrant fuchsia blush. This blush seems to pull a bit darker once swatched than it looks in the pan (which I personally prefer). 
Passion Pink:
  • MC: A light matte rose/pink color.
  • ME: Passion Pink is a very pale pink blush that pulls a rosy undertone. I personally am not a huge fan of wicked light blushes but if you have fair skin this would work great for you.
Siren:
  • MC: A matte bright pink color.
  • ME: Siren is a matte bright pink with slight shimmer. 
Overall, I really enjoy Mazzie Cosmetics blushes. I find that they are extremely pigmented and you only need a little bit to go a long way. I do recommend using a Duo-Fibre brush to apply these. 

My favorites are Rust, Paradise, Rascal, and Berry. 

Where to purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MazzieCosmetics?section_id=15955700&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3

-Alicia

**DISCLAIMER** Some or all products in this post have been provided by the brands stated for review or use. All opinions are my own and it is my obligation to give my readers an honest review of any products received, whether positive or negative.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Vegas Lights Makeup Tutorial!

Hey Everyone!

So I recently purchased the Vegas Lights palette from MakeupGeek as well as 2 of the pigments that are included in the collection. I have been dying to use this palette in a tutorial, so this is what you got! I absolutely love the color scheme of the palette and really like the fact that it's so warm toned! I think that this palette has a lot of potential and you can create so many different looks from it. I plan to do a blog post review (I have already filmed one) asap! I hope that you all enjoy this tutorial and let me know if you plan to purchase or have purchased this palette or the pigments and how you like it!





Face:
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation #842 Medium Beige & Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation 1N2
MAC Prolongwear Concealer NC20
OCC Conceal Y2
Purely Cosmetics Diamond Finishing Powder
Jane Cosmetics Bronzer in Dream
MAC Mineralized Blush in Warm Soul
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Moonstone

Eyes:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MUG Shadows: Vanilla Bean, Beaches & Cream, Sin City, Casino, Desert Sands, Roulette, Mirage, & Bada Bing
MUG Pigments: Poker Face
Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black Fever
Physician's Formula Eye Booster Liner Pen in Ultra Black
CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara
Ardell #110 Lashes

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

Lips:
Milani Spice Lip Liner
MAC Kinda Sexy

-Alicia

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Wedding Makeup Tutorial #1!

Hey Everyone!

So a few of you seemed interested in my idea to do videos on me practicing looks for our wedding! I am doing my own makeup for the wedding so I figured it would be a good idea to film while I was figuring out what look I wanted to do! I am planning to do something with purples and golds/bronze so the looks may be a little similar. I'm so glad you were interested in seeing the looks! I hope you all enjoy this first tutorial!




Face:
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation #842 Medium Beige
MAC Prolongwear Concealer NC20
OCC Conceal Y2
MAC MSF in Medium
Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlight Powders in Banana & Vanilla
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powders in Havana & Fawn
Kat Von D Blush in Truth
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Moonstone

Eyes:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Mirage
MUG Shadows: Vanilla Bean, Beaches & Cream, Creme Brule, Unexpected, Last Dance, & Drama Queen
MAC Shadows: Lorelei & Nylon
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Blackest Black
Physician's Formula Eye Booster Liner Pen in Ultra Black
CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara
Ardell #110 Lashes

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

Lips:
MAC Prep + Prime Lip
Milani Nude Lip Liner
Milani Lipstick in Rose Femme

-Alicia