Thursday, May 2, 2013

April 2013 Beauty Favorites

-Mayballine Illigal Lengths Mascara
-Essie Grow Faster Base Coat
-Super Goop
-Burts Bees Cuticle Cream
-Cover Girl 3 in 1 foundation
-Vichy NormaDerm Matte Mostirizer
-Sinful Profeassionals Nail Color "Easy Going"

KEEP IT OR TOSS IT: ULTA Double Duty Concealer

As you guys know, I am ALWAYS on the hunt for the worlds greatest concealer! So when ULTA was running a sale on their brand of makeup …of course, I had to give the concealer a run!

Description (From ULTA’s website)

Available in three shades

Experience an adaptable base that perfectly prepares eyes, fixes flaws and diminishes discoloration to revitalize and brighten eyes.

Powerful Peptides help banish bags and diminish under eye discoloration while a beneficial blend of Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herbs act in synergy to stimulate circulation, reduce blood and fluid accumulation, strengthen capillaries to decrease persistent puff.

Skin perfecting pigments enhance natural color and even skin tone while silica scatters light to create a soft focus effect minimizing imperfection

I cant say that I LOVED anything about this product, but here’s what I didn‘t hate:

Blends well

No creasing

Coverage is full

Unfortunately this product for me has more cons than pros. Here’s what I don’t like:

Packaging is TERIABLE. The metal roller ball is poorly constructed and doesn’t allow a sufficient flow of product.
Consistency is too drying making the skin around my eyes appear dry and aging. Even on my ultra oily skin!

Limited colors avaliable

While this product will not break the bank at $12.50 there are much better products on the market in this price point. Unfortunately for me this product is not a keeper.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

TUTORIAL: MAC Blue Brown Pigment

-Revlon Photo Ready Foundation
-MAC Blush "Sweet As Coco"

-MAC Paint pot "Ground work"
-MAC e/s 'Shroom"
-MAC e/s "Texture"
-Maybilline Color Tattoo "Tenacious Teal"
-MAC e/s "Shadowy Lady"
-MAC e/s "Club"
-MAC pigmint "Blue Brown"
-ELF gel liner "Black"
-ELF naural Lashes

-MAC lipliner "Cork"
-MAC lipstick

Friday, April 26, 2013

3 Ways to Wear White Nails

 This Season everywhere you look we spot this bright white nail polish, which I love. My friend joked that it looks like White Out, but it feels so fresh and modern for spring. Here are three ways to make this new trend work for you!

Go Short and Chic
Since white nails make a statement, this is a great option to downplay the color's boldness.

Try A Trendy Shape
If you want to go a little edgier, choose a long almond nail shape

Play It Up With Subtle Nail Art
The subtle addition of nail art will break up the white and really make the nail pop.

My Favorite White right now
China Glaze Avant Garden DANDY LYIN' AROUND   ($7), has a very soft shimmer for a playful take on the hue.

Photo Credits: Sephora, Essie

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dupe ALERT: MAC Blue Brown Pigmet

From the first time I laid eyes in the Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Pallet, I knew that the deep blue greenish color screamed familiarity, but I could put my finger on where I had seen the color before.

Well today,  while working on a blue and green eye tutorial (which will be up next week!) , it suddenly came to me…The blue green color from the Wet N’ Wild Comfort is an almost dead on Dupe for MAC Blue Brown Pigment!


Comfort Zone Pallet $4.99 (BTW its 40% off at RiteAide this week)

MAC pigment $21.00

Monday, April 22, 2013

Review: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fab Foundation


When I purchased this product from ULTA and, it was literally love as first swipe. I wanted to write this review immediately after trying it, but that wouldn't be accurate or reliable. So, I waited. I tried it with different moisturizers underneath. I tried it with different concealers and setting powders. I just had to make sure that what I was experiencing wasn't a fluke. Before wildly raving about this product, I wanted to be absolutely certain that this product worked in all occasions. Now that I've put it through the most thorough testing that I can possibly give to a foundation. I am officially declaring this my new Holy Grail Foundation. Keep reading to find out why!

This foundation comes in
14 Shades. From the CoverGirl website:

All-in-one foundation with a long-lasting formula that fuses primer, concealer, and foundation in one easy step! The 3-in-1 formula provides a flawless look that lasts all day long. 
All day, longwear formula
Primer, concealer, and foundation in one

Smooth, flawless finish

I love, love, love that this product comes with a pump applicator.

Unlike other long-wear foundations, the consistency of this product is much lighter. It spreads easily across the skin, and you have a nice amount of time to blend before it sets. After it sets, you can still go back and build for more coverage without it becoming cakey. Reminds me of the Makeup Forever Matte Velvet Plus foundation but with only a fraction of the price tag.

Covergirl claims that this is a foundation and primer in once leading you to belive an additional primer was not needed. However, I did experience some oxidation with this product on its own. But once I added my normal primer with the foundation that was no longer an issue.

This product is my new Holy Grail foundation. If you're looking for true, all-day wear and excellent coverage, I would certainly considering giving this one a shot. I give it my highest recommendation.

Saturday, April 20, 2013