Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sephora All Access Glam Gold and Silver Eye and Face Palette Review, Pictures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today with a review of Sephora's All Access Glam palette today. This is a small palette, about the size of my hand, that contains four neutral shades on the left, four smokey eye shades on the right, two blushes on the top, two blushes on the bottom, and a face highlighter in the middle. That's a lot of stuff for such a cheap price, folks! This is one of Sephora's holiday palettes, so it is limited edition. And you may be thinking that this palette is amazing but lets get down to business. The color quality is nowhere near mind blowing. Even with a primer underneath, the swatches were so underwhelming. Another thing is that the blushes are so small that it is very difficult to dip a regular sized blush brush into the pan without getting another color on the edge of the brush. That's really annoying because the blushes are the best thing about this palette. Other than that it is very travel friendly.

On the left side, you have four neutral/gold shadows. This first one is a white shadow with golden sheen. When swatched it looks almost completely matte. There is a slight sheen if you apply it with a stiff brush, but when blended out, the golden shimmer completely wipes away. Really disappointing.  The second color is a gold color. It is a very orangey gold, not a bright cool toned gold which a really like. Again this one in the plan look very shimmery with light golden pearls, but when swatched, it is completely wiped away and you're left with a light orange/gold color. Bleh. The third color is a yellow gold color with a slight sheen to it. When swatched there's very little color. Very very difficult to blend and even show up. In my opinion, one of the worst colors. The last color on the left side is a warm brown with lots of gold shimmer. This is the only color on this side that holds them shimmer when you use it. It does blend okay, but not buttery smooth.

On the right side, you have four smokey/silver eyeshadows. The top shade is a matte cream shadow. Very stiff and no pigment. My other least favorite shadow. The second shade is a taupe gray with silver shimmer. When swatched it is a very cool toned gray with a slight sheen. Nothing silver about it. One of the more better shadows. Still not blown away though. The third shade is the darkest in the palette. In the pan it looks like a dark gray with lots of bright silver glitter. When swatched it takes on an almost brown tone. Very strange. The last color is a bright silver. When swatched it's very shimmer and one of the softer shades.

In the middle you have four blushes and one highlighter. On the top you have two blushes. The left one is a very bronzed dark pink with lots of gold shimmer. You could use this has a bronzer if you have tanner skin, but if you have very light skin like I do, just use it as a blush. The color looks very weird on my skintone, so not my favorite, but the pigment is very smooth. The one next to it on the right is a bright pink. In the pan it has a very slight sheen, but when swatched it's matte. Very smooth, lots of pigment. My favorite part of the palette. On the bottom you have two more blushes. The left one is a coral/orange/pink color. Very different. When swatched it looks quite similar to NARS Deep Throat, but lighter. The right one is a rose toned pink. Nothing special, just a little stiff in the pan. In the middle you have a light golden face highlighter. It almost looks on the bronze side, but when on the skin it's very light and looks gorgeous. The very best part of the palette.

So all in all, I do not like this palette. It doesn't have amazing pigmentation and doesn't blend at all. I was very disappointed, but I will try to use it. If you guys would like to see a tutorial using some of these shades, let me know in the comments! And if you would like to check this out for yourself, you can for $15 here. Let's see some pictures.










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Thursday, November 27, 2014

MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick Review, Pictures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today to review MAC's lipstick in Velvet Teddy. This is a matte lipstick that a beige pink color with very full coverage. I feel like I don't have to keep going over my lips again and again to get the color payoff that I want, in one swipe, the color is there. On my skintone, this is a perfect nude color to wear with everything. And surprisingly for a matte, this lipstick is very smooth and creamy. It is nothing like Ruby Woo which is another matte lipstick by MAC, which is very dry and a little patchy. The constancy is very similar to the new Maybelline Creamy Matte lipsticks. This is an easy color to throw on in a hurry without lipliner. I really love this lipstick for a everyday color, of for an evening out. If you would like to try this, you can for $16 here. Now for some swatches!








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Friday, October 24, 2014

Brown Smokey Eyeshadow Tutorial for Fall

Hey guys! I'm here for a quick smokey eye I've been doing a lot lately for the fall time. I'll list all the products used at the end. Let's get started!

First prime you eye and add a dark brown with golden shimmer.


Then blend a light matte brown around the crease to blend the color out.

Next I added a slightly darker brown, again with some golden shimmer in the crease.


Then add a gold right in the middle of your lid, and a light soft cream golden shade to your inner corner and browbone.


Finally I added a dark matte brown gel liner, mascara, and false lashes!


Thanks for reading this short tutorial! Happy holidays :)

FACE:
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Urban Decay Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer - Bodyguard
Hard Candy Glamoflauge - Medium/Light
Revlon Nearly Naked Powder - Light
Anastasia Contour Powder - Banana

CHEEKS:
Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzer - Tahiti
NARS Blush - Orgasm
Benefit High Beam
Anastasia Contour Powder - Sand

BROWS:
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade - Chocolate

EYES:
MAC Paint Pot - Painterly
Urban Decay Naked Palette - Smog, Darkhorse, Naked, Half Baked
MAC Pigment - Vanilla
Unknown brand of gel liner
Ardell Demi Wispies

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick Review, Swatches, and Pictures

Hey guys! I'm here today to review Too Faced Liquid Lipstick in Melted Berry. This product comes in a squeeze tube with a doe foot applicator. When your squeeze the product out, it comes out of four tiny holes in the applicator. I really love that because its really hard to squeeze out too much. And the applicator is just the right size for applying it directly to your lips. The color is a deep berry red. I thought it would have a lot of purple undertones, but it barely does. It is mainly a very deep red. When you apply it, it barely budges. Even without a lip liner, it doesn't bleed all over your lips and barely fades. This stuff is awesome. I'm so glad I bought another one. If you would like to purchase this you can for $21 here.

Swatches and Pictures






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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Benefit Speed Brow Review and Pictures.

Hey guys! I'm here today to review Benefit Speed Brow in the neutral shade. I think there's one more shade that is a little lighter, but I'm not sure. This a a tinted brow gel, used to keep your brow hairs down and in place. The applicator is a large spoolie that you brush through your brows after you filled them in. I don't think this provides any extra color to my brows, I tried to swatch it when I first got it and it was so thin and almost transparent. When I blended it on my hand the color washed away, so if you want a brow product that provides extra color, I would look into Gimme Brow by Benefit. I do like this product though, for keeping my brow hairs glued down. The don't move all day and the color doesn't fade either. Since it doesn't provide extra color, it keeps the brows looking very natural, depending on how you fill your brows in. I do think this product is said to be used as the only product to use on your brows if your'e on the go, and I do think that it's great to use when you're in a hurry, but your brows do not look filled it. At least my don't, but I have very think dark brows. By the end of the day, I can run my finger across my brow and still feel the product there, even through the humid, hot, Alabama heat. I really like this product, but I'm not head over heels for it. If you would like to try it for yourself, you can for $18 here.





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Friday, August 8, 2014

Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer Review, Pictures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today to review the Smashbox Lip Lacquer in Fuchsia. This product is described as a long wear lip hybrid formula, and I have to agree. It goes on like a gloss, but stays on like a lipstick. It stayed on my lips all day, even through lunch. I barely had to touch up. It is not at all sticky, and this color had a little shimmer to it, which looked beautiful. The color was a darker pink fuchsia. The applicator is a sponge in an hourglass shape, which is flat. I don't really like it, but it gets the job done so it doesn't really matter. It's very pigmented and hydrating almost, it does not dry your lips out at all. If you're hesitant to buy this because you don't like lipgloss, I urge you to try it because it is not like a gloss at all. If you would like to purchase this, you can for $24 here.







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Monday, August 4, 2014

LANCÔME Lip Lover Lip Gloss Review, Pictures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today to review Lancome Lip Lover in Casse Noisette, which is Russian for Nutcracker. This lipgloss comes in a silver bottle with a clear window to see what color you have. There is a little button between the cap and the bottle and you can press it and it will pop the lid up so you can take the wand out of the bottle. It really is cool. The wand has a standard doe foot applicator on the end. The gloss itself is very pigmented and glossy. It's hydrating and stays on for a few hours before reapplication. It's not very sticky, but hair will definitely stick to it :/ The color is a pinky nude. It goes with any eyeshadow. I might purchase a few more colors, I would love to try the darker shades and see their pigmentation for myself. If you would like to purchase this you can for $23 here.









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