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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



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Monarch Makeup Tutorial!

Hey Everyone!

I am finally back up and running and able to upload videos! Let me just tell you this past month has been a total disaster computer wise. We were trying so hard to not have to purchase another computer but I ended up having to get a new one since my old one wouldn't even turn on and had to be hooked up to an external drive... Ugh! BUT ANYWAYS, let's talk about makeup! So I was dying to do a tutorial using the Kat Von D Monarch Palette and can I just say, this palette is gorgeous! The shadows are so pigmented! I plan to do a review on the palette so stay tuned for that! I hope that you all enjoy this tutorial!





Face:
Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation in Bare Shell 02
MAC Prolongwear Concealer NC20 and OCC Conceal Y2
Anastasia Beverly Hills Setting Powder in Banana
Purely Cosmetics Diamond Powder
Jane Bronzer in Dream
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Moonstone
MAC Mineralized Blush in Warm Soul

Eyes:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Kat Von D Shadows: Entomology, Telepathy, Tiny Death, Killing Jar, Vanish, Shadow Box, & Deadhead
Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Berry Merry & Black Fever
Physician's Formula Eye Booster Liner Pen in Ultra Black
L'Oreal Lash Out Butterfly Mascara

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

Lips:
Milani Nude Lip Liner
MAC Goddess Of The Sea Lipstick

-Alicia

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mango Twist Makeup Tutorial!

Hey Everyone!

I am finally getting back into the swing of things and trying my hardest to start up my filming schedule! I haven't done a bright, colorful look in a long time so I wanted get back into using my colors! I really wanted to use the Lorac afterGLO Eyeshadow Palette that I got at the beginning of the Summer so this is the look that I came up with using it. I hope that you all enjoy this tutorial!





Face:
Revlon ColorStay Foundation 240 Medium Beige & 180 Sand Beige
MAC Studio Fix Powder NC35
MAC ProLongwear Concealer NC20
OCC Conceal Y2
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powders in Havana, Fawn, & Java
Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlight Powders in Banana & Vanilla
Paul & Joe Color Powder Blush in CS090
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Moonstone

Eyes:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Jordana 12 Hour Made To Last Shadow Pencil in Eternal White
Lorac afterGLO Palette
Lorac Pro (1) Shadows: Espresso & Cream
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Turquoise
Maybelline New York Gel Liner in Blackest Black
Physician's Formula Eye Booster Liner Pen in Ultra Black
L'Oreal Lash Out Butterfly Mascara

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

Lips:
Milani Nude Lip Liner
MAC Lipstick in Mystical

The Sigma Brushes I used in this tutorial were the E35, E37, E55, E36, E15, E40, E20, E56, F30, F55, & F15 they can all be found here.


-Alicia




Saturday, July 5, 2014

Review & Swatches: Mazzie Cosmetics Matte Collection!

Hey Everyone!

Today I have an exciting post for you! I am reviewing the Matte collection from Mazzie Cosmetics! I have previously reviewed shadows from Mazzie Cosmetics that you can see here! In case you don't know about this brand, Mazzie Cosmetics in an Indie Brand that my friend Rachel has created. She is incredibly talented and works very hard to create quality products. You can check out her Etsy shop here.

This collection consists of 12 Matte shadows that have a slight shimmer shift added to them. I do consider these shadows to be more of a semi matte formula. Glamour Doll Eyes has a similar formula called the Matte Squared Collections. If you have tried those, these are comparable and similar in formula and texture.

Let's get on to the swatches:
  • All swatch photos taken in artificial light.
  • All shadow swatch photos taken with flash.
  • All photos swatched over Lorac Behind The Scenes Primer.


From Left to Right: Haunted, Panic!, Acid Bath, & Dementia
Haunted: Haunted is a gorgeous, vibrant green that has a slight yellow undertone to it. This shadow also has a shift of gold throughout.

Panic!: Panic! is one of my favorites! This shadow is a blue-green teal that has a sliver-ish shift to it.

Acid Bath: Acid Bath is a chartruese green that has a slight green shift to it.

Dementia: Dementia is a pale yellow shadow with a golden yellow shimmer shift throughout. This shadow seems like it would be more vibrant in the pot, but I actually like how it's more pale when swatched!


From Left to Right: Dark Entry, Spellbound, Fangs of Love, & Corrosion
Dark Entry: Dark Entry is a maroon shadow that has a purple shift/undertone to it. I absolutely love this shadow and you can see it in action in this tutorial here.

Spelbound: Spellbound is a bright, vibrant pink. This shadow is one of the shadows that appears most matte, although it still has a slight shift of a lighter pink to it.

Fangs of Love: Fangs of Love is a gorgeous matte blood red shade that has a hint of a pink shift to it.


From Left to Right: Vaccination, Shadow Play, Overdose, & Batz
Vaccination: Vaccination is a white shadow that appears as more of a satin finish with no distinct shimmer shift.

Shadow Play: Shadow Play is a bright, vibrant blue shadow that is similar to vaccination in that it has more of a satin finish rather than an actual shimmer shift. This shadow is crazy pigmented!

Overdose: Overdose is a beautiful deep purple that seems to have a deep red undertone to it. This shadow has a blue shimmer shift to it.

Batz: Batz is an extremely pigmented black shadow that is one of the more matte shadows that has a very slight shimmer shift, but it's barely detectable in the swatch. This is one of the most pigmented blacks I have worked with.

Overall I think that this formulation is fantastic! I really like the semi matte formula! I did not have any issue with pigmentation with any of the shadows in this collection. When they apply on the lid, they apply smooth and I don't notice any skipping on the lid or crease. I also did not notice a lot of product kick up when I was using them; they do not appear to be overly powdery and I barely had any fallout with these shadows.

I would highly recommend these shadows if you are looking for great quality and affordability!

These shadows cost $6 for 10 grams of product.

I hope that you found this review to be helpful and that you give Mazzie Cosmetics a try! Have you tried Mazzie Cosmetics before? What are your favorites from this collection?

-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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Dark Entry makeup Tutorial!

Hey Everyone!

So I finally was able to film a tutorial using some of the new Mazzie Cosmetics Matte finish shadows! Mazzie's shadows are absolutely amazing and I have previously done a review on her shadows, which you can view here. I really enjoy the matte formula and I plan to do a review on these as well! I hope that you all enjoy this tutorial!





Face:
L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfecter Pore Vanisher Primer
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation 1N2
CoverGirl 3 in 1 Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation #855 Soft Honey
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette Bronzers and Highlighter (Shimmer)
MAC Sea Me Hear Me

Eyes:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MUG Shadows: Vanilla Bean, Latte, & Creme Brule
Mazzie Cosmetics Shadows: Dark Entry, Overdose, & Vaccination
Physician's Formula Eye Booster Liner Pen in Ultra Black
Milani Liquid Eye Liquid - Like Eyeliner Pencil in Black
Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Volum' Express Mascara

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

Lips:
Milani Nude Lip Liner
Milani Power Lip Lasting Moisture Gloss Stain in Macaroon

-Alicia

*All of the Sigma brushes that I used can be found in the Extravaganza Chrome Kit: http://tinyurl.com/nmhvq2p