Tuesday, December 22, 2015

12 wants of Xmas



3 palettes: Paris in Love, Paris After Dark, and Paris Au Naturale
18 pigment-rich eye shadows + 2 blushes and 1 bronzer
Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette


Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigment

About Makeup Geek Pigments:
- These are all highly-pigmented – just check out the swatches!
- Jars are rated for 3 grams of product weight (which is required listing for jar and box), but the jars may actually contain about 6 grams of product.
- All our pigments are cruelty-free -- we do not test our products on animals
- These pigments are Talc Free
- See full ingredient listing.
- Made in the USA
- We ship worldwide at affordable rates

Gerard cosmetics

Ultra black, intensely pigmented and long-wearing! Our precise applicator allows you to create the perfect wing or whatever liner look you desire.

Sugarpill cosmetics
A limited edition 25th anniversary eyeshadow collection that combines dark romantic shades with sweet suburban pastels inspired by the suburban fairy tale.

*All photos from brands ig or website.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

12 Wants of Christmas 

Makeup geek blush pan -Head over heels

'What could be better than the perfect pink to make someone fall Head Over Heels! This exquisite shadow is finely milled for a rich buttery texture mixed with intense pigment for an astounding color payoff. This shade adds the perfect flush to your cheeks, giving them a soft radiance that is sure to make everyone around you fall Head Over Heels.'

The Bottom Line:
Light Bubblegum Pink with slight shimmer

Becca x Jaclyn hill shimmering skin perfector pressed.
This was this year's must have highlighter.
Many makeup lovers were pleased to see this YouTube fan favorites take on such a product. Sephora exclusive only.

A staple of this brand , and the best smelling bronzer you'll ever find. Definitely a sweet tooth lovers dream, chocolate scented makeup. Yes please.

Www.Too faced.com


Christmas festivities aren't complete without this vegan treat. Lush brings Christmas with this cranberry face mask.


Monday, December 7, 2015

12 Wants of Christmas 

Like last year, December’s posts will all be my most coveted makeup and beauty wants. These are products I have not yet tried but hope Santa delivers under my tree this year!

Top three lips for Xmas 2015:

Jeffreestar cosmetics Velour Lip Scrub.

A new product launched this year from this up an coming brand celebrating its first year with much success. These scrubs come in a variety of flavors strawberry gum as scene above , root beer , spearmint , mojito.
'This product is vegan. 100% cruelty-free , paraben and gluten free'

$12. Www.jeffreestarcosmetics.com 

Gerard cosmetics Serenity Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick

A collaboration with YouTuber Manny Gutierrez , a must have for all "mannyacs".
As quoted from the site. 'A beautiful warm pink  , with hints of brown , a very comfortable non-drying matte formula that feels as if there is nothing on your lips.'
$20. Www.Gerardcosmetics.com

Pretty Zombie Cosmetics Tombstone Liquid Lipstick

Surely to please all Christmas ghosts future , past , and present . 
This dark grey is made for cold winter nights. 100% vegan.

$12.  Www.prettyzombiecosmetics.com

*All pictures are directly from brands website.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Makeup events

BeautyCon NYC

The makeup show Chicago
-November .7-8 . 2015

Imats Sydney
-November.14-15 2015

International esthetics,cosmetics,spa conference Florida

Monday, October 5, 2015

On The Shelf


Mario Badescu  Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Purchase Price $14 + s/h

Product Review:

This cleansing gel is my wake-up call, due to its refreshingly sweet botanical aroma. I absolutely love this scent! There is something that makes it just smell healthy for your skin. The gel formula is non-foaming which is easy to apply and less likely to make a mess on the vanity if you decide to use it multiple times daily. After letting the enzymes work their magic, for about two minutes, I use a Clarisonic and my skin feels smooth and refreshed. It is definitely the combination of ingredients like papaya and grapefruit extracts that have exfoliating properties due to Alpha Hydroxy Acid. AHA aids in breaking down oils and grime allowing new skin to be revealed.

A dime size amount is what I found to be needed for a thorough cleaning of my face. I have not felt like this has left my skin dried out or feeling irritated, so I would say all skin types would benefit from its use. Price point is great and for me the bottle lasted a few months, and that is with daily use in the morning. Needless to say, this is on my shelf and already a continuous repurchase. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

On The Shelf


Make Up For Ever- Mat Velvet Matifying Foundation

Purchase Price $38 + tax

Retailer Sephora

Check out http://www.makeupforever.com for product info

Product Review:

Having purchased MUFE HD foundation years ago, with less than stellar results, I was hesitant to try this foundation. However, I went to my local Sephora and asked for a sample which lead to the purchase of the full size product.
First, since I am so pale finding an exact match for my skin tone is difficult but the color of their lightest shade is amazing and perfect for any porcelain skin tone out there. The product is very lightweight and a little goes a long way! I found this foundation to have a medium coverage with a semi-matte finish. The formula is non-irritating and easy to remove with a simple makeup removing wipe.
Second, this foundation formula did not last beyond three hours before it began to oxidize creating an oily mess. Additionally I had fine lines appear more prevalent do to the strange oiliness it created. I assume building to a full or heavier coverage would cause more problems so those with combination to oily skin should probably avoid this product.

Last, I have found a great use for this product as a highlighter of sorts on top of another base foundation. I am not completely dissatisfied with this product as I can see practical uses for it when makeup may be worn for shorter durations. Unfortunately Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet did not make it onto my shelf, but it is still in my makeup case for use as a highlighter. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

On The Shelf


NYX Color Mascara (Perfect Pear, Mint Julep, Pink Petals)

Purchase Price $7

Check out www.nyxcosmetics.com for product info

Product Review:

NYX is my favorite drug-store brand since they offer so many great products that are budget friendly with fantastic results. After using the blue colored mascara (May 12, 2014 On The Shelf) I knew if NYX was to offer more colors I would love them, and I do! The colors are true to their tube, as what you see is what you get.

The long wear-ability is comparable to higher end formulas and since I have not had any rub-off or transfer issues these new colors have been in a regular rotation for me. The application was initially an issue as the formula appears to be very thin, almost like water. Plus the applicator wand itself has changed and been made smaller. I like the previous version of NYX formula in regards to thickness and the included wand. These are the only two issues I can find with these new colors. However, I have had no issues with irritation to skin or eyes during application or while wearing. Some of the colors are tough to simply wipe off the lashes and require a quality makeup remover.

Overall, the price per tube is great! The thin formula can be managed with proper application technique. You can achieve a colorful pop that will last all day. For now the array of color will remain on my shelf, but I would love if NYX would use the previously included wand as I believe this would make application so much easier.