Wednesday, February 6, 2013

CVS and Rite Aid Haul! Super Duper Deals!

I went to Rite Aid and CVS a few weeks ago, and I picked up soo many good deals while I was there. I couldn't believe the sales they were having! All of the lip products were from Rite Aid only cost me $2.00 per Item. It was hard not to buy everything there.... trust me on that one. I tried to keep my color choices to ones that I knew I would get the most use out of. 

CVS had great deals going on with 50-75% off on some of there products! I almost didn't even notice until I spotted one sticker, and then I knew I had to re-inspect EVERYTHING! haha 

Here are the Items that I purchased from CVS, and I thought I did a pretty good job! I picked only products that I have not used before, so I could do reviews in the future on all of these products!

Here is a close up of the nail polish and the eyeshadow quad. I am looking forward to using this nail polish color in the spring time I think it looks soo fresh! The eyeshadow quad is pretty neutral, but most of the options there were, and I thought I would get the most use out of all of these colors.

Rite Aid Fabulous pickup! I couldn't believe the sale going on there, and for only $2.00 each how could I say no. I picked out mostly pink colors with two reds in there, but I really like pinky colors for my everyday looks. I will be doing a review on most of these products very soon so stayed tuned for that!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Old Hollywood Date Night Look

Old Hollywood Date Night Look

Want to spice things up for date night then there's no better way to go then to go old ...Old Hollywood that is!

Every time I do this look I can never can go wrong, and it is pretty basic when all is said and done. 

I also feel this look always looks very polished and not too over done. 

My hair was an experiment that I thought was kind of successful, but I am not sure how long it will last. I might just put it back down instead of waiting for it to fall down!

Products used:
Face:  exuviance coverblend foundation in warm beige 
double wear concealer 
bodyography setting powder
Estee lauder blush palette for contour color
All nighter setting spay urban decay

Lancome GWP eyeshadow quad 
I only used the matte white and the brown/black color along with
 the champagne color 
NYC liquid liner in black 
and Bare essentials flawless definition mascara (New Favorite)
Elf brow tammer in medium brown

Revlon True Red matte lipstick

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Elf Haul Review! Swatches and Look!

Face Products from ELF Review and Swatches!
I purchased these products about a month ago on the ELF website when they had some great deals going on, so of course I was tempted and I gave in to my inner beauty goddess and placed an order. I wanted to do a review of some of their face products that I could wear together for an everyday look. 

Here are the three products Baked Bronzer in Maui, Contouring Blush and Bronzing Cream and Tone correcting powder in Cool.

Here is a photo of the Cream blusher and Bronzer close-up, it has a nice coral color to it and the bronzer isn't orange. They are both pretty matte colors that go on the skin with a dewy finish, but there really isn't shimmer to either shades. 

Here is a close-up of the Cool tone correcting powder, and I have been wanting to try a product like this for sometime. I know a lot of high end brands carry products that do tone correcting, but I didn't want to pay 20-60 bucks for it. This seemed like the perfect option for me, and there are 3-4 different options to choose from which is also great.

A close-up of the Maui baked Bronzer, and this was a great pick up for me, since I have been looking for a bronzer that I can take everywhere without carrying a huge palette around. The color is great for my skin tone, and I can layer on more color during the summer months when I have a bit more color.

                Swatches of Baked bronzer, cream blush and bronzer and tone correcting powder mixed together.

Here are the products on my face, I applied the cream products first and layered the baked bronzer on top. I then put the tone correcting powder on top of everything to give it a nice finish. I of course put all of this on top of foundation and added some natural eye makeup and a nude lip to pull it all together.

Final Thoughts:

I really enjoyed all of the products, and my favorite one out of the bunch would be the cream blush and bronzer. I have used those the most, and I can say that they do last all day on my oily skin along with a setting powder with out breaking me out either. The other products are also great and have a pretty good staying power, but I will most likely wear the bronzer during the summer time since I am pretty pale right now. As for the tone correcting powder I really liked the finish on me, is it is pretty matte which I love! Even with it being matte I noticed it perked my tone up and gave me a great finish. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Double Matte Foundation Review

I really was interested in trying some of Estee Lauder's other foundations so I picked up the Double Matte foundation. I really wanted to see if it lived up to its name and give it a try.
Similar size to the Double Wear bottle, and with no pump top! I really wish they would put those on their products already.

I got the shade Cool Ivory it was the lightest shade that I saw on the Macys website, but I am not sure if they carry a larger range of this color inside stores.

I wanted to take a picture of the descriptions it came with to show what it says it does and compare it to what it actually did for me.

Here is a close up of the top of the bottle and the color of the shade, and I am not going to lie I was very nervous by this color. The color looked WAY tooo dark for my skins and it was the lightest shade!
Here it is on my hand and you can see that the color is a bit darker and a bit yellow next to my hand. I will have to say that I was very disappointed when I saw the color on my hand and I was tempted to return the product. 

When I blended it out the color did lighten up a little, but I decided I was going to give it a real try and wear it for a few days to give a complete verdict on what I thought about this foundation.

After applying this foundations the first time I realized it wasn't as dark when I blended it in, and set a lighter powder on top, but still not light enough for the winter season. I will wear this during the summer when I have my fake tan on lol. The foundation had a medium coverage like the box said, and can be layered nicely, I also found that it did not cling to any dry patches on my face. Also this did not feel drying, and had a satin like appearance once on my skin. 
The lasting factor was also a plus, I wore it all day and I only had to powder up once. It seemed to have stayed put until I removed it later on that night. I also feel that it didn't get cakey after I had to touch up a few oily areas which can happen with certain foundations. I wore the for a couple of days when I wouldn't be seeing too many people, and it didn't break me out at all! That is also a must for me, and my skin seemed to agree with the formulation. 
I am glad that I purchased this product, and I look forward to using this during the summer time when it will look a bit more natural with my coloring. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Estee Lauder Haul & Swatches!

Great travel set for fast makeup application!

I love all of these colors that come in this compact, pink and peach to choose from!
The lipstick is also a little more vibrant than a nude to dress up any occasion.

Great texture and application this blush is fool-proof and looks great on most skin tones. The blush isn't too stiff or powdery but a great mixture of both to give just the right amount of color on your blush brush.

Love the shine on my lips when I wear this lipstick, it does not dry my lips out and lasts a good 2-3 hours of normal wear. 

Here are the swatches of all the products in the pictures above. The lipstick can go from a sheer wash of color and can be layered for a more opaque look. I also love the brown bronzer/contour color, I have been using this almost everyday for contouring. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

FOTD: Electric Blue

FOTD: Electric Blue
I created a fun look using very bright liner paired with a neutral lid. This look is great for an extra splash of color when headed out for the night or anytime you want to brighten things up!

Products Used: 
Darling girl shadows - Boy with the beard crease &
Camellia all over lid
Urban decay Liner in Electric lower lash line
Korres Navy liner on top lid and water line
Lancome Mascara in black

Estee Lauder Double Wear in Ecru 
Bodyography Loose powder in Porcelain 
Elf Hd Blush in Diva 
Darling Girl Pixie soft focus blush 
Elf Contour powder palette 
Elf Golden bronzer light shade use as highlighter

Wet and Wild Lipstick in Pinkerbell 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

ART of EYES: Subtle Smokey Estee Lauder


Ordered this a few weeks ago, and I am very excited to use it! 

Here is a close up of the products it came with, and I have heard really good things about the eyeliner and that it lasts all day. I have also been wanting to try the concealer by the Double Wear line since it claims to cover skin very well. 

Loving the colors on this! All of them look like they will work together nicely, I have yet to try these colors, but I am excited to swatch them soon with a FOTD Look! 
The only negative thing that I would have to say is the size of this compact is fairly small which might be a problem with using them with some of my larger eyeshadow brushes...but we will see. 

The bag and the box it came in, I like the bag it's very cute and I will most likely use it in my purse for traveling purposes to keep my fav products with me.