Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.
LIPS: Lipgloss From palette.
CHEEKS: Blush from palette.
BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
EYES: Eyes were prepped with UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. Eyeshadow from the palette was used. On the waterline, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Perversion was used and Electric was used on the waterline. Maybelline The Falsies Mascara was used on upper and lower lashes. Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner in Black was used on the upper lashline.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
THE GOOD: I really enjoy the packaging of these palettes. They were advertised as being "vintage beauty with a modern twist" and I think this is very true of the packaging. The colours are cute and they open up on top and a little drawer pulls out in the bottom half with a little tassel. My cats really enjoy the tassels and I really enjoy that these look rather decorative in my bathroom! I am a huge packaging whore, so any makeup that can double as decor is awesome in my book. The colours in them are light and springy and it is easy to make a complete look (minus basics such as foundation and mascara) using the palettes. They are also fairly portable and would be convenient to take along on a trip. I enjoy the combinations of eyeshadow, blush, and lipgloss colours that were chosen for each palette. The lipglosses had a nice texture and had a nice, creamy finish.
THE BAD: These palettes are fairly pricey for the quality at $29.00 Canadian each. The only reason I bought two of them was because I had a discount through some special circumstances. The eyeshadow colours were nice but were really nothing unique or special, and the pigmentation wasn't great as you can see in the swatches below. I also found them to be a bit difficult to blend and wasn't a huge fan of the texture. They aren't BAD necessarily, but they aren't anything to write home about either. The blushes were also hard to blend, but I really like the colours.
THE SILLY: The placement of the blush in the bottom drawer thing is just silly! As you can see below, my blush brush would not fit over top of it to pick up any product! Also, the palette comes with this tiny little brush that is supposedly for the blush but I can't see anyone using such a small, square shaped brush to apply their cheek colour and not coming out looking like a streaky-faced idiot stick. Anyway, I solved the problem by giving the drawer a good reef and detaching it from the box. Then I just pull it all the way out to use it.
THE VERDICT: These are great little portable palettes that can be used for some nice, work safe spring looks. They are rather pricey for the quality, however, and come with a useless "blush brush". They are nicely packaged and can even double as decor on your vanity or in your bathroom. Overall, I like them and I use them but for the quality, I wouldn't pay $29.00 for them.
THE SILLY BLUSH DRAWER...it's wrecking my brush!
(I think you can see what I mean here about the not-so-great pigmentation)
Sunday, April 24, 2011
|"Look what I can do!"|
4) Recently, on a rather well known makeup blog, I read a sentence that said something to the effect of, "Who uses makeup sponges to apply colour anymore anyway?" Makeup blasphemy confession: I do......sometimes I just can't get it to go on right with my brush! I really need to, er, BRUSH up on my technique!
5) GenkiOriana of BeautyRaid asked in the comments section how I remove my makeup. I use inexpensive products: Nivea Visage Eye Makeup Remover in both the regular clear type and the long lasting and waterproof makeup type which is a creamier product. I use each type on different areas of my face, depending how hard what I'm wearing that day is to remove. I go through a LOT of cotton pads and a LOT of makeup remover as I wear a full face of makeup almost every single day.
6) The only two "sports" I watch are men's figure skating (it's FABULOUS) and Formula One racing.
7) My favourite colour of eyeshadow is purple. However, I have this weird thing about NOT buying it. I always see a purple that catches my eye and then I think, "No, I have enough purple eyshadows, I'll pick something else." Actually, I really DON'T have many at all, but in my mind I always THINK I do because it's my favourite.
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Saturday, April 23, 2011
THE UGLY: These pencils burned my lips the whole time I had them on! WTF? They are not plumpers or anything, so I am not sure why my lips felt like they were on fire while I was wearing them. I experienced this with all three colours and I even tried them on two separate occasions to see if it wasn't just a fluke. It may be that I am just sensitive to an ingredient in the pencils but nothing like this has happened to me before and I don't think I can stand to wear these anywhere as the burning sensation is quite unpleasant.
THE VERDICT: These lip pencils are a great price and have amaing pigmentation and colour payoff. However, the colour range is limited to 5 bright, in your face colours that are not for everyone. The texture of these pencils is a bit thick and sticky and they take quite awhile to dry down and stay in place. They also burn my lips when I'm wearing them but this effect is likely my own issue, I'm not sure if anyone else would have this problem.
A bright berry shade that has a bit of an orange base.
Friday, April 22, 2011
There is one song that I just love from the new Tiesto album Kaleidoscope; it's called "I Will Be Here". If you know of the song, TRY AND TELL ME that it would not be the best song to dance to ever! HE DID NOT PLAY IT! I am sad.
Have a great weekend everyone!