Thursday, February 27, 2014

Untamed Makeup Tutorial Using the Lorac Unzipped Palette!

Hey Everyone!

Today I am bringing you another tutorial using the Lorac Unzipped Palette! I absolutely love this palette and you can create so many different looks with it! I wanted to do something also using the Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre Drops! These drops are so pretty and are a great way of dressing up a makeup look, but not going overboard with glitter! I really hope that you all enjoy this tutorial!

L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher & MAC Prep + Prime Skin 
Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 150 Buff Chamois & 180 Sand Beige
MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NC15
MAC Studio Fix Powder in N5
BenNye Banana Powder
Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer
Milani Rose Powder Blush in Tea Rose
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
MAC MSF in Perfect Topping

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MakeupGeek Vanilla Bean & Corrupt
Lorac Unzipped Palette: Undercover, Unbelievable, Unreal, Unattainable, Unconditional, Unspoken, & Untamed
Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre in Diamond
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Blackest Black
Physician's Formula Eye Booster Liner Pen in Ultra Black
L'Oreal Lash Out Butterfly Mascara in Blackest Black

MAC Prep + Prime Lip
Milani Nude Lip Liner
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes

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


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Review & Swatches: Milani Rose Powder Blushes!

Hey Everyone!

I have a very exciting post for you today showing you the new limited edition Rose Powder Blushes from Milani! If you can recall, these blushes were released last year and sold out extremely fast, so I was wicked excited when I saw that Milani was re-releasing them again this year!

As stated by Milani, the Rose Powder Blushes are luxurious matte powder blushes that feature rose petals micro-milled into the powder to bring out the natural rosy tones. This blush is multi-purpose: use to shape, contour, and highlight your face. It is easy to use and streak-free. Suitable for all skin types and tones.

I'm not quite sure I would go as far to say that these blushes can be used to contour and highlight the face, but they are amazing blushes and they are some of the most pigmented blushes I own! I could easily compare them to the pigmentation of Illamasqua blushes. I also found that the staying power of these blushes is impeccable! I was able to get 8 hours of wear with these blushes with very minimal fading!

One thing to keep in mind with these blushes are that they are very soft; there will be a bit of fallout of the product. Another thing is that with them being so pigmented, I would highly recommend using a duo-fiber brush to apply them to sheer out the color.

Now to show you the beautiful blushes!
  • All photos taken in artificial light.

Lady Rouge

Love Potion

Coral Cove

Tea Rose

From Left to Right: Lady Rouge, Love Potion, Coral Cove, & Tea Rose
 Overall, I would highly recommend you picking up these blushes! They have amazing pigmentation, blend-ability, and staying power!

The Rose Powder Blushes can be found on Milani's website and select drugstores for $7.99 each!


**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.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Swatches: Milani Spring/Summer 2014 Gold Label Nail Polishes!

Hey Everyone!

Today I am bringing you some swatches of the new Milani Gold Label Nail Polishes that they have come out with for the Spring/Summer! I saw some swatches of the polishes and had to give a few of them a try! I picked up 4 of the polishes that I felt I would wear on a regular basis!

The 4 polishes that I ended up purchasing are two of the cream finishes and two of the glitter top coats! The two creams that I purchased are Power Periwinkle and Vivid Violet and the glitters are Sugar High and Sugar Rim. Power Periwinkle is a gorgeous (true to color) periwinkle blue! It's not super bright and "girly" but still has that Summer vibe! Vivid Violet actually looks a bit darker when applied to my nail wheel, which I am actually happy about! It's a gorgeous creamy light violet shade! Both of the creams are fully opaque with two coats. Sugar High is a beautiful glitter that has hexagonal glitters in a variety of different colors (blue [light and dark], lime green, pink, peach, orange, black, dark green, red, and silver). Sugar Rim is my absolute favorite of all 4! It's a beautiful glitter top coat that has small circular glitters (green, red, black), some very tiny specks of each of those circular glitter colors, light blue hexagonal glitters, and larger diamond shaped silver pieces. Sugar Rim is a unique glitter top coat and I really think it's worth picking up!

Let's get on to the swatches!
  • Swatches are taken in artificial light.
From Left to Right: Power Periwinkle, Vivid Violet, Sugar High, & Sugar Rim

Power Periwinkle

Vivid Violet

Sugar High

Sugar Rim

From Left to Right: Both Power Periwinkle & Vivid Violet with Sugar High & then with Sugar Rim

From Left to Right: Sugar High & Sugar Rim
These polishes can be purchased on the Milani website for $4.99 each.


**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.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Crazy In Love Makeup Tutorial!

Hey Everyone!

In my last post I showed swatches of the new Valentine's Day collection from Glamour Doll Eyes so as I'm sure all of you could guess, I just had to do a tutorial using these awesome shadows! I really love the colors that Vee chose for this collection and I think they all complement each other quite well! I wanted to come up with a darker look using these shadows. I really hope that you all enjoy this tutorial!

Sephora Perfecting Ultra Smoothing Primer
Revlon ColorStay Foundation 150 Buff Chamois & 180 Sand Beige
MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NC15
MAC Studio Fix Powder in N5
Jane Bronzer in Dream
Milani Berry Amore Blush
MAC MSF in Lightscapade

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
GDE Shadows: Angel Wings, Inconsiderate, Urban Trash, Girl Crush, Love Sick, Girlfriend Sweater, & Three's A Crowd
Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liner Pen in Ultra Black
Milani Liquid Eye Liquid - Like Eyeliner in Black
CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara in Black
Salon Perfect Demi Wispies Lashes

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo in Dark Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

MAC Prep + Prime Lip
NYX Lip Liner in Prune
Milani Black Cherry Lipstick


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Swatches: Glamour Doll Eyes Crazy in Love Eyeshadow Trio!

Hey Everyone!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Glamour Doll Eyes has come out with an amazing eyeshadow trio. The name of the collection is called Crazy in Love and this collection consists of three gorgeous eyeshadows! The trio comes in a cute little bottle that resembles a pill bottle!
  • All photos taken in artificial light.
  • All swatch photos taken with flash.
  • All swatches done over LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer.

Three's a Crowd: This shadow is a gorgeous taupe shadow with a satin finish and contains some finely milled multicolored shimmer throughout.

Girl Crush: Girl Crush is a beautiful pink shadow that has a satin finish and holographic pink/golden shimmer throughout.

Love Sick: HOLY CRAP! Love Sick is a GORGEOUS semi matte red shadow with crazy pigmentation! I am so impressed with this shadow. It's really tough to get a good red shadow and GDE totally pulled it off! This shadow is absolutely beautiful and so opaque!

I think GDE really did a fantastic job with this collection! I absolutely love how they added a taupe shadow into the mix!

You can purchase these shadows in the trio or individually. The trio costs $14.50 and the individual shadows cost $6.00 each.

My favorites from this collection are Three's a Crowd and Love Sick! Do you plan to purchase this collection?! Which shadows are your favorites?


**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, February 4, 2014

Review: Sigma Advanced Artistry Brush Set!

Hey Everyone!

Today I have a review of the Advanced Artistry Brush Set from Sigma! This brush set was released a few months ago and I have been trying them out to review them for you all! Just as a disclaimer, I was sent these products by Sigma but I chose to do the review on my own.

The Advanced Artistry Brush Set is composed of 3 individual brush sets, the Spot On Concealer Set, the Extreme Color Payoff Set, and the Perfect Blend Set. Each of the individual sets has 6 brushes.

The first of the 3 kits that I will talk about is the Spot On Concealer Set. The purpose of this set is to apply concealer to any areas of redness, blemishes, dark spots, etc... and each brush has its own unique shape to blend and apply concealer.

From Left to Right: F64, F68, F71, F69, F63, & F66
F64 Soft Blend Concealer: This brush is my absolute favorite brush out of this set! It's a large concealer brush that is tapered at the top to create a seamless blend. This brush blends out concealer in larger areas of the face as well as under the eyes in seconds.

F68 Pin-Point Concealer: The F68 is a great brush for tackling those smaller blemishes on the face. You can also use this brush to add shadow to the lower lash line, inner corner, and even use it as a liner brush!

F71 Detail Concealer: The F71 is my least favorite brush out of this kit. It's a very long, flimsy brush that doesn't work well to pack concealer onto blemishes. You can use it to blend out the edges of concealer if you applied it with the F68, but I don't find that this brush applies concealer well at all.

F69 Angled Pixel Concealer: The F69 is a great brush for concealing slightly larger blemishes. It's also a fantastic brush for applying shadow to the lower lash line! It's very soft and blends out products (liquid, cream, or powder) beautifully!

F63 Airbrush Blender: I actually do not like this brush for concealer, I find that it best works as a blending brush for shadows! It's similar to the F64 in that it's a tapered brush but it's not as densely packed. It blends eyeshadows like a dream!

F66 Angled Buff Concealer: The F66 is a great brush for applying concealer to larger areas of the face but I personally prefer it to pack on shadow in the outer corner of the lid to really deepen up the crease!

The next kit that I would like to discuss is the Perfect Blending Set. This set contains 6 brushes that can be used for blending out the smallest of areas on the lid, creating perfect cut creases, and blending out harsh lines.

From Left to Right: E38, E39, E32, E71, E48, & E37
E38 Diffused Crease: The E38 is a great blending brush. This brush is small enough to keep your blending confined but is dense enough to really buff out the shadow to create a seamless effect.

E39 Buff and Blend: The E39 is a small, dense, round top blending brush that works great to pack color into the crease or outer corner. This brush packs on the color and blends at the same time creating beautiful depth to the eyes.

E32 Exact Blend: The E32 is a more flat (almost shadow brush like) blending brush that I love to use on the lower lash line to get a nice smokey eye effect.

E71 Highlight Diffuser: I actually prefer this brush to apply concealer to larger areas of the face such as around my nose, in between my brows and my chin. This brush doesn't soak up concealer and blends the concealer into my foundation so easy! I found it to be a bit large to use as a highlight brush.

E48 Pointed Crease: The E48 is another favorite of mine. This brush is great for creating cut creases as it applies product to exactly where you need it and doesn't over-blend at all! It's a tapered brush so it gets right into the crease and keeps the color there while it slightly blends out the edges.

E37 All Over Blend: The E37 is another densely packed round top blending brush that works great to pack on the crease color and blend at the same time. This brush has the ability to buff out shadows a bit better than the E39 because it is a bit longer.

The third of the three sets is the Extreme Color Payoff Set. This set is composed of 6 brushes that are great at packing on the color where you need it the most! Each of the brushes are uniquely shaped to apply color directly to where it's needed and with the intensity that we all want!

From Left to Right: E30, E58, E20, E44, E59, & E57
E30 Pencil: The E30 is a great pencil brush that really packs on the color! I love to use this to smudge under the lower lash line as well as to apply shadow to the inner corner and right under the arch of the brow.

E58 Cream Color: The E58 is a great paddle brush that is perfect for applying wet eyeshadows. This brush doesn't cause the shadows to bunch up on the lid at all and does a great job at applying a nice, opaque layer.

E20 Short Shader: The E20 is a smaller shader brush that I like to use on the lower lash line to smudge out shadows or to create a more smoked out effect.

E44 Firm Blender: The E44 is a great brush for applying shadow into the inner corner as well as underneath the brow. The tapered feature of this brush allows it to really pack on the color and blend at the same time.

E59 Wide Shader: The E59 is my favorite brush out of this entire kit! This brush is amazing at packing on the color on the entire lid, one swipe and you're done! It makes those "no makeup, makeup days" very quick and easy!

E57 Firm Shader: The E57 is a smaller shader brush that is great for applying shadow as a highlight on the center of the lid.

Overall, I really enjoy the Advanced Artistry Brush Set and I would highly recommend you try these brushes out! I just saw on the Sigma website that each of these brushes can also be purchased individually! If I had to recommend one set out of the entire set, I would recommend the Perfect Blend Set, each of the brushes do amazing blending work and are so unique to what they do. I also have a slight obsession with blending brushes so that may also explain why that one is my favorite haha!

The entire Advanced Artistry Set can be purchased for $175.00 or each set individually can be purchased for $63.00. I think that these sets are well worth the money. These brushes have held up through numerous deep cleans and spot cleanings and I have seen no evidence of the hairs shedding or bleeding.

If you are interested in purchasing these brushes, I have a discount code for the month of February. If you use the code FEB2014 you will receive 10% off of your entire purchase!

I hope that you found this review to be helpful! Have any of you tried out this set? Which brushes are your favorites?!


**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.