MAC Pigments are one of my all time favorite products! I was a bit saddened when they redesigned the jar, and not because the price remained the same for less product, but because my collection will not be as uniformed anymore.... : )
Here are my babies in their little home....
AND here are the swatches....
P.S. The one labelled Navy is actually NAKED...LMAO! (my bad)
Urban Decay has released it's new version of the cult favorite Primer Potion - EDEN.
Sephora.com describes it as "An eye prep product that provides smoother, longer-lasting, and absolutely crease-proof eyeshadow—and is now offered in a very-wearable, tawny, matte hue."
I must say I had lost confidence in Urban Decay to improve on the original primer potion after the applicator redesign (so much for stopping the waste of product) and the primer potion in Sin (shimmery mess on my lids)...but they have renewed my hopes!
EDEN is just what it says - MATTE, TAWNY, CREASE-PROOF!
Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Flat Blusher BrushVSMAC 109 Small Contour Brush
Many have been using the MAC 109 Brush for applying liquid and cream foundations and marvel at its effectiveness for this purpose.
Well move over MAC 109, there is a new brush in town - Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Flat Blusher Brush. The Sonia Kashuk Brush buffs and blends, glides and layers with ease. It’s super soft and CHEAP! This is my foundation CHAMP!!!
The Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Flat Blusher Brush is described succinctly as a blush brush and as the name suggests uses synthetic fibres. This brush retails for $14.99 at Target Stores and at http://www.target.com/.
The MAC 109 Small Contour Brush according to the MAC website: "Use on the face to apply, blend or contour powder products. Softly rounded dome tip delivers just enough colour; smoothly blends colour into the face. Of natural fibres."
This brush retails for $32 at MAC stores
and on http://www.maccosmetics.com/
For half the price of the MAC 109 Brush, the Sonia Kashuk Flat Blusher Brush rules the school.
This look was inspired by the elusive Mustard Pigment from MAC that is on many wishlists. This pigment is rare and well sought after. I missed out on this one because my love for makeup is still pretty young and I am a fledgling to MAC products.
I decided to make my own version of this pigment by mixing my MAC Primary Yellow and Deep Brown Pigments and I like the result (even though I made far too much of it...)
Here's the look:
For breakdown of the look and more pics...read more....
The Tarte Treasure Chest was a great 2009 holiday combination set from the eco-friendly beauty company Tarte Cosmetics. It features 32 full-sized eyeshadows, 16 lipglosses, 4 powder blushes, a bronzer and a highlighter. The eyeshadows are broken down into 16 matte shades and 16 shimmery shades.
This kit was retailed for $52 at Sephora but is valued at $686, in other words, big bang for your buck!!
For the review, more pics and swatches, read more....
MAC Laying Low PP - all over lid up to crease
MAC Painterly PP - brow highlight
MAC Naked Lunch e/s - all over lid
BE Wearable Brown Medium - crease
BE Wearable Brown Dark - outer V, darken crease a tad
I did a look with MAC e/s in Aqua, Newly Minted, Kelly, Stormwatch and Plumage (in that order)....inner lid, mid lid, outer lid, crease, outer V...! I really like how it came out. Let me know what you guys think....As usual...no blush, contour or lips....just a regular everyday face using tinted moisturizer and blot powder.
Just wanted to do a quick review on a new brand in the US - NYC to be exact. Inglot Cosmetics.
So from what I read and was told Inglot Cosmetics is a Polish brand that has been around for about 20 years now. This is their first store in the US and it opened sometime in July-August 2009. Their specialty seems to be nail polishes but they have a great collection of eye shadows, blushes, pigments, gel eyeliners, liquid eyeliner, lip glosses, lipsticks, foundations, concealers, brushes, etc…you name it they seem to carry it!
Well I went there because Enkore (YT) did a video showcasing the new store in NYC and I had to see it for myself. My focus was on the eye shadows, pigments and the gel eyeliners.
For this look I was inspired by Rainbow Sorbet...and my dress...yep I match my dress (FOR SHAME!). Do you guys ever match your makeup to your clothes?? What do you think of this being labelled as a faux pas? Personally, I look at it as creativity...what else would I wear this look with? Seriously!!!
This look is a mish mash of MAC Pigments in Polished Ivory, Kelly Green, Landscape Green and Black Black (all PRO pigments) and I threw some MAC Velvet Moss e/s in for kicks and MAC Ricepaper e/s for highlight!
I did sort of a reverse defined crease...I used the same colors above and below the crease but in reverse...hope you can see it in the pictures...I was inspired by the beautiful and talented Lauren aka QueenOfBlendingMUA (YT)! L0VE HER!
On the lips I have MAC TLC in Popster and I'm wearing Ardell's lashes in #116.
The bane of our existence in the makeup world as we know it!
As beauty lovers we all know that the eyebrows can ‘make or break’ the whole face. No matter how flawless and perfect your eyeshadow is or how well blended your foundation, contour and blush are, without the perfect brow the look is not well put together.