Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sonia Kashuk Jewel of an Eye palette

The Sonia Kashuk Jewel of an Eye palette is gorgeous! 


It's a lovely mix of neutrals and jewel tones and perfect for Fall. The top and bottom rows are the more neutral colors with the two center rows made up of brighter, richer shades. As far as I know, this is limited edition and I bought mine on clearance at Target for just under $10. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

My MAC lipstick collection: Lustre

Finally! Last post in this series! 

Lustre lipsticks are sheer and glossy. If you want fully opaque color, look elsewhere.

From left to right: Oh, Oh, Oh (limited edition), Viva Glam VI, Sophisto, Lady Bug, Plumful, Capricious

From left to right: Pink Popcorn (limited edition), Tart and Trendy (limited edition), Cut A Caper (limited edition), Flamingo (limited edition)

From left to right: Girl Next Door (limited edition), Viva Glam V, Sweetie, Syrup, Lovelorn

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My MAC Lipstick Collection: Cremesheen

On to the next portion of my MAC lipstick collection...the Cremesheens! Cremesheens are glossy and wear comfortably on the lips. They don't last as long as the matte, satin, or amplified finishes; but they are not as drying (at least on me).   

From left to right: Hot Gossip, Fan Fare, Creme Cup, Speed Dial, Peach Blossom, Shy Girl, Modesty, Ravishing

From left to right: Hang-Up, Dare You, Brave Red, Feel My Pulse (limited edition)

Monday, October 21, 2013

My MAC Lipstick Collection: Amplified

Here are the MAC lipsticks I own with an Amplified finish. These are fully opaque, creamy, and comfortable to wear. 

From left to right: Dubonnet, Dark Side, Girl About Town, Craving, Vegas Volt

My MAC Lipstick Collection: Satin

Next up in my MAC lipstick collection are the Satin finish lipsticks. Satin lipsticks aren't fully matte, but aren't particularly glossy either. They are quite opaque and long lasting. 

From left to right: Brave, Rebel, Amorous, Viva Glam Nicki (the first one), and Daddy's Little Girl (limited edition). 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

My MAC Lipstick Collection: Matte and Retro Matte

I love MAC lipsticks. They have such a wide array of colors and finishes and are fairly reasonably priced. The Back to MAC program also allows you to get a free lipstick if you return six empties. (That's how I've gotten a fair chunk of my collection).

I'm starting with my Matte and Retro Matte lipsticks. I love a matte lip and MAC has a nice formula (although the Retro Matte formula can be pretty drying). 

From l-r: Lady Danger, Candy Yum Yum, Viva Glam I, Silly (limited edition), Ruby Woo, Runway Hit, Relentlessly Red.

These are some of my absolute favorite lipsticks. The colors are gorgeous and the finishes of both are lovely. My only thing with these is that they can be quite drying and your lips need to be prepped well or they can cling to dry patches.  

Monday, October 14, 2013

Cheapie Gem: LA Colors trio in Sunflower

I am, admittedly, a total and complete makeup snob...but I am trying to remedy that. While shopping for Halloween decorations with my Little, I spotted the LA Colors trio in Sunflower. The colors scream Fall and it was only $1, so I felt like I couldn't be too upset if it was awful. Well, it's amazing! Gorgeous pigmentation and the colors are truly lovely. The swatches are one swipe of my finger and on bare skin, no primer. I can't speak to the longevity yet since I haven't had them on the eye yet, but first impression is awesome. 

LA Colors is cruelty free.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sitla Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in Cobalt

Oh how I love Stila's liquid eyeliners! They have excellent staying power, don't seem to dry out quickly, and come in a decent color range. 

Cobalt is the newest edition to my liquid liner collection and it's a beauty! It's a gorgeous, bright blue that adds a nice pop to neutral looks. 

The sponge tip is small enough to get a precise line without having to make multiple passes to get good payoff. It lasts all day without fading, flaking, smudging, or smearing. If you are looking for a great liquid liner that isn't your basic black, check out Cobalt! These retail for $20 and can be found at Ulta, Sephora, or via Stila's website.

*purchased by me