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Friday, November 2, 2012

❤ Limited Edition Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadows

So I've done a review on the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadows and these are the newly released limited edition shadows. I spotted the bright colors at Target and was so excited they had new colors out. I looked around on YouTube and found out that these 4 colors were not the only limited edition colors, there are 4 neutral colors available too but Target didn't carry them. I did little research and some bloggers said they found them at CVS. I searched my CVS and they were sold out. Well I wasn't quite sure, there was a display with other Maybelline items though. I looked at many Rite Aids and Walgreens. And no luck for a couple weeks. Then one day unexpected, hub and I went to Rite Aid by our house to pick up something real quick and I spotted them. They had all 4 of the neutral colors, one left of each! So I got them. They run a little more at Rite Aid then at Target, but Rite Aid had a sale, buy one get one 1/2 off. So it wasn't that bad. So below you can see each color. To view the swatches, watch my video, link is below, its not a long video just a couple minutes of your time. Thanks for reading.
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These eyeshadows have a plastic seal that says limited edition so you know which ones to look for.

Following colors are as follows:
Blue on By | Ready, Set, Green | Fuchsia Fever | Test my Teal | Barely Beige | Mossy Green | Gold Shimmer

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

❤ Fake MAC Pigments Swatches

Fake MAC pigments are actually pretty impressive. I had the intention to purchase these on eBay already knowing that they are not genuine MAC pigments. Now I probably should have posted a video and blog about the differences before posting the swatches since I've been getting a lot of questions about how you can tell if they are fake. Don't worry I will get that information for you all very soon. I got these on eBay through a seller, 1776shop for $32.00 with free shipping. I did have to participate in the auction. I think the "buy it now" was in the $40-$50 range. I know the seller is not selling anything right now, but if you want to find these just search "Cosmetics Eyeshadow Pigment Color Powder." There may be a lot of people selling the pigments individually so you gotta look for the lot of 40. I've heard a lot about the fake MAC pressed shadows being crap, I am tempted to test them out to judge for myself. We will see if I think its worth it. But for now, I am impressed with these pigments and they work just as well as other pigments and as well as MAC pigments. Some are finely milled, some are a little chunky, some are shimmery and sparkly and matte. There is a large variety of finishes. There are a lot of bright colors and a good amount of neutrals. I think its definitely worth the purchase, I mean $32 for 40 pigments at 7.5 grams, That's .80¢ a jar. Can't beat the price. Below I just included pictures of some of the pigments, you can click below to watch the video of all the swatches. Thanks for watching and reading my blog.
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❤ • Kat Von D • Angeles Palette Swatches

Like I always say, I'm a huge Kat Von D fan. I love her collection, so far what I've tried of it. The Angeles palette has some very pretty colors. The packaging is very nice, white case with Kat's drawings of multiple rosaries. There are seven eyeshadows and one cream shadow. I like that when you split the colors up, the left and right side are very complimentary to themselves. I do enjoy the neutral colors better. The browns and bronze colors are extremely beautiful colors. They are very nicely pigmented and they blend very well together. Below are some swatches.
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Friday, May 4, 2012

❤ NYX Jumbo Pencil VS LA Colors Jumbo Pencil

NYX Jumbo Pencil vs LA Colors Jumbo Pencil. So I have been using the NYX Jumbo Pencils for a very long time. I remember them being like $2. That long ago! Now they're retailed for I believe $4.99. Ugh right? I still buy them because they are still a cheap alternative to primers. They come in a variety of colors. I probably have like 7 of them, but I think there is probably 30 different ones now. I haven't checked that out, but I know they have new colors. Anywho, I was shopping one day and came across the LA Color Jumbo Pencils. I actually found them at a flee market in my city. This lady sells NYX single eyeshadows and some other products by NYX too. When I saw the LA Colors Jumbo Pencils, I thought they were the NYX Jumbo Lip pencils since those come in black packaging. She was selling them for a buck, so why not try these out. I picked up 5 colors and I wanted to test out the white color, Sea Shells, against the NYX JP in Milk. So in my video there is a tutorial on the look I did using a pencil on each eye. I heard from a few people that the LA Colors JPs weren't very good cause they crease a lot. After my 13 hour experiment I've come to the conclusion that the LA Color Jumbo Pencil worked just the same on me as the NYX Jumbo Pencil did. I have kinda oily skin so I was thinking it would crease a lot on me, but surprisingly it did not. So I'm a happy camper. I hope this video and blog were informative and if you try out the LA Colors JP, let me know what you think. Thanks!
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NYX Jumbo Pencil. Pic taken right after I applied makeup.

13 hours later


LA Colors Jumbo Pencil. Pic taken right after I applied makeup.

13 hours later


Sunday, April 29, 2012

❤ IMATS TAG!

I'm so excited for IMATS this year. IMATS is the International Makeup Artist Trade Show where all these huge companies come together under one roof to share their products and sell them at a huge discount. It does cost money to attend IMATS and its only in certain cities. Check out IMATS.net for more info. SO my friend, Alex, and I have been planning since the last one. I remember how much fun it was and how exciting it was to meet all the YouTube gurus. I have a blog post about it. Click here. I remember exactly who I met. MakeupbyTiffanyD, enKore Makeup, Pursebuzz, QueenofBlending, Petrilude, xsparkage and my absolute fave, JulieG713! Be sure to watch the video to see who I wanna meet this year and what exhibits I'm so excited for and all the stuff I plan to get my hands on. Thanks for reading my blog and watching my videos =)

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❤ April Haul

I have another huge haul to share with you. So I got Wet N Wild sets that included a blush, nail polish, lip gloss and a eyeshadow trio. And I also got 3 more trios. I'll be sure to do a separate video and blog swatching and reviewing those.

Flora

Fauna

Cool As A Cucumber

Silent Treatment

I Got Good Jeans

I got some Elf nail polished. I haven't tried any from them so I hope these are good. I also got some mineralize eyeshadows from Elf too. They came with 3 for $5 so that's awesome. Below you can see the neato swatches.

I forgot to share some new Concrete Minerals that I ordered. I got the Valentine's day collection, X's & O'x, Cupid and Sweetheart, plus the craving of the week, Swamped. I also got a sample of Vegas which I love! Swatches are below.

I wanted to try some new lipsticks since my collection mainly has NYX lipsticks. So I picked up a bunch of NYC's lipsticks, they were .93 cents a piece so why not.

I also ordered fake MAC pigments from eBay. I wanted to try these out and test their quality. I'm going to do a separate video for these so stayed tune. Soon that will be up. I almost forget the Hard Candy lip balms! They have super cute packaging, so I wanted to test them out and see if I like them as much as I like the Maybelline Baby Lips.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

❤ Jesse's Girl Baked Eyeshadows Review & Swatches

I've been a huge fan of Jesse's Girl for a long time now. I first tried their eye dusts and loved them. A few years ago, Jesse's Girl sent me the Color My World baked eyeshadow set and I freakin' loved them. When I'd seen that a new collection of six shadows were at Rite Aid, I had to get them all. Very reasonable prices, I think $3.99 each. They don't have a name for the set, but these were the ones with the black round compact. Then they released the Mineralized Baked Powder Eye Shadows and I picked up 5 of the 6 because my Rite Aids didn't carry Ocean Breeze. Jesse's Girl wanted to send me some of their new palettes so that's when I got Ocean Breeze and the baked eyeshadow palette. So I finally decided to do a review on these. I've included photos of swatches in my video and below in this blog. I think the quality of baked shadows are really awesome. They're really unique because most of them have a mixture of two colors so when you pick up the color you get something totally different than what you're looking at, since they mixed together and all. I'm going to rate these according to each collection.

Baked Powder Eye Shadow Collection
First I share the palette. I'm not really fond of the packaging on this one. The texture is really nice, I love how baked shadows feel to begin with. The application is easy and they blend easily. They have great pigmentation with little effort. I've used these with a base and they have great staying power. There's a nice variety, nothing too over the top or in your face, just some nice colors.

Packaging: 6/10
Texture: 10/10
Application: 8/10
Pigmentation: 9/10
Longevity: 9/10
Variety: 7/10
OVERALL: 8.1/10
Price: $6.99
Available Here





Color My World
I really love these shadows. The collection includes 4 colors, Aqua, Earthtone, Evergreen and Volcanic. They're huge so you get a lot of product for the price. They're listed on the Jesse's Girl website for "Last Chance" so they're gonna be gone soon. I like the packaging, its really unique with the clear lid on a black compact. Of course I like the texture. Application is smooth and silky, and the pigmentation is amazing. They last all day and I'm very sad for the variety since they only had 4 colors released in this collection.

Packaging: 9/10
Texture: 10/10
Application: 8/10
Pigmentation: 9/10
Longevity: 9/10
Variety: 3/10
OVERALL: 8/10
Price: $3.50
Available Here





Mineralized Baked Powder Eye Shadows
This collection contains 6 very pretty colors. Esmeralda, Graphite Frost, Kiwi Shine, Ocean Breeze, Plum Frost and Rosemary Frost. The packaging is pretty cool. They're square with clear case and a black plastic lining that holds the eyeshadow pan. The application and pigmentation are fairly the same formula as the other eyeshadows so their payoff is the same. They're very long lasting with a good base, just like almost any other eyeshadow. And the variety isn't very large.

Packaging: 8/10
Texture: 10/10
Application: 8/10
Pigmentation: 9/10
Longevity: 9/10
Variety: 4/10
OVERALL: 8/10
Price: $3.99
Available Here





And finally the last collection I showed in my video. They don't really have a name for this collection but they're the ones with the black compact packaging, which I freakin' love the best out of all of these. I rate the texture, application, pigment and longevity all the same at the other baked shadows, variety is the same as the mineralized baked shadows since they also have 6 colors in this collection too.

Packaging: 10/10
Texture: 10/10
Application: 8/10
Pigmentation: 9/10
Longevity: 9/10
Variety: 4/10
OVERALL: 8.3/10
Price: $3.99
No Longer Available.







So overall these shadows are roughly an 8 in my book. They have great colors with great payoff for a great price! Some of these are still available on the Jesse's Girl website while one collection I can't seem to find anywhere. I was not paid to do this review. All opinions are my own. Thanks for reading my blog and/or watching my videos =)


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