Friday, March 29, 2013

Smashbox Heat Wave palette / Summer 2013 collection Review and Swatches

swatched w no primer

  Smashbox has come out with their new summer 2013 collection called Heat Wave.

First up is the eye shadow palette which includes 10 colors and a brush , which is useable :) How many times have you got a palette with a brush included and the brush is horrible.....too many times in my case.

You have your neutrals and some muted colors both shimmer and matte.

 The shadows are buttery soft , easy to blend, and have great pigmentation.

This palette Retails for $48.00.

You can find it anywhere Smashbox is sold.  It is Limited Edition.



Monday, March 25, 2013

Lorac Mint Edition Collection / Ulta Exclusive

Top row are mattes / Bottom row are shimmers / Blush

All the shadows are buttery smooth and have good color payoff

Exclusive lips with benefits gloss in the color Christian

Bright pinky-coral! Perfect for spring and summer

 I love Lorac and I know I say it time and time again, but it is one of the most under rated beauty brands in my opinion.

This particular set is an Ulta exclusive and you get all this for $36.00 bucks!  What a deal.

I know Sephora has a similar set that is exclusive to them as well but I have not seen it in person but I know it has a few more eye colors and the gloss that it comes with is the older formula, where as the Ulta one has the newer gloss formulation. ( I have seen pictures on the Sephora site)

I think Ulta hands down gets better Lorac configurations and exclusives. 

LORAC introduces a retro-cool collection, inspired by classic, feminine style. Mint Edition Eye/Cheek palette contains a variety of 6 matte and shimmer eye shadows and a blush, all made with LORAC's original velvety-smooth formula. This collection also comes with a limited edition, exclusive Lips With Benefits Gloss in Christian, a coral-pink shade for the perfect pop of color, and a silver chain mesh wristlet with faux-leather mint detailing. Mint Edition keeps you cool with this season's hottest color trends!

Mint Edition Collection Contains:

  • Eye/Cheek Palette (3 Shimmer & 3 Matte Eye Shadows w/ Coral Blush)
  • Exclusive Lips With Benefits Gloss in Christian (Coral-Pink)
  • Silver and Mint Wristlet Bag

  • The only downside ( it's not really too bad of one ) I do wish it showed on the box or even the palette the shadow names.

    I highly recommend you check this set out! I personally love it and think the price point is very good :)



    Friday, March 22, 2013

    NYX Love in Paris Mon Cherie & Love in Florence Eat, Love , Be Fab palette Review and Swatches

    Love in Paris Mon Cherie

    Mon Cherie

    Love in Florence Eat, Love, Be Fab

    Eat, Love, Be Fab

     Today I bring you two new palettes from Nyx Cosmetics that I purchased from Ulta.

    The swatches are with no primer; You can see the palettes both have hit and miss colors :(

    They look beautiful in the palettes but when applied that is a different story. The pigmentation is lacking in both palettes.

    Ulta is having bogo 1/2 off sale right now on NYX if you are interested.

    The Love in Paris palettes are $9.99 and the Love in Florence palettes are $7.99 and they do have several color options.

    You really need to use a primer or color base underneath these.

    Have you picked up any of these palettes yet?? I would love your feedback :)



    Monday, March 18, 2013

    Revlon Colorburst Lip colors in Sorbet and Wild Water Melon Review and Swatches


    Wild Watermelon

    Sorbet / Wild Watermelon

      I have been waiting to get my hands on these new colors for quite sometime, and I finally got them.

    I came across them at Target.  All four new shades have their own spot on the display so they are permanent so you should be able to find them easily.

    You all know how I love my Revlon lip butters and these colors are a great addition to my collection.



    Sunday, March 17, 2013

    It Cosmetics Hello Beautiful TSV preview

    Photo credits from qvc

      Don't miss out on It Cosmetics newest TSV on March 18 , 2013 on QVC .

    It is an amazing deal, and they also are launching their new anti-aging collagen veil primer!!

    Photo credits from qvc

    I already pre ordered mine, but tune in tonight at 9:00pm if you're on the west coast and 12:00am for east coast.



    Friday, March 15, 2013

    Milani Haul for March

      This week cvs is having Milani products on BOGO 1/2 off , so I took advantage.

    I haven't bought anything from Milani in a long time , and since they came out with new products/ reformulated products I thought I would indulge a little.

    So far I am loving the lipsticks and the lip liner.

    I am still testing out the Shadow Eyez eyeshadow pencil and the ultra fine liquid liner.

    I will have swatches up on all these products within the next week or so.

    I do recommend you take advantage of the sale if you have been wanting to try some of their new products.



    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Stila Countless Color Pigments Swatches & Review




         Stila has come out with these AMAZING pressed pigments in a pan.....GENIUS idea!!

        These beauties made their debut at The Makeup Show L.A..

      They are super pigmented, each pan has 4 colors , you can use them as shadows, blush or lip color!

    I love how you can use each individual color in just one pan or you can mix them all together and they all have a gorgeous tie dye looking effect.  Are you impressed yet??

    I wish I bought more because they are superb and YES, you need them , well maybe not all the colors but a few ;)

    Retail is $22.00 I believe.  Sorry not 100% sure on retail because I got them for a discounted price and TMS.



    Monday, March 11, 2013

    Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Eye Palette Review and Swatches

    Ivory, Pale Rose, Pink Lily, Stormy Grey, Barely there, Heather Brown, Dusty Lilac, Black Chocolate

     Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose eyeshadow palette is from her spring 2013 collection.

    The eyeshadow palette has really soft and very wearable everyday colors.

    I do wish Bobbi would step out of her comfort zone a little more and add a few brights to the mix.

     I know she has done a few bright palettes in the past , but a mixed palette of neutral and bright colors together would be great!

    The palette is very travel friendly and small enough to fit into your cosmetic bag, which is a plus.

    This palette Retails for $60.00 and can be found at Bobbi Brown counters, Sephora, , etc.



    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Jardin Des Plantes Review and Swatches

    This color is a online & Boutique exclusive

    Gorgeous Fuchsia

    This season NARS’ new Satin Lip Pencil dresses up lips in statement shades that seduce with rich, color-bright pigments while drenching them in decadent moisture. A modern, long-wearing, vitamin-enriched formula in a jumbo pencil format to provide great wear and intense color with a satin finish. Use for lining, all-over lip color, or pairing with another lip product.
    • High-impact intense color
    • Convenient, easy and precise application
    • This shade exclusively available online and at NARS boutiques
    I was lucky to got my hands on a few colors this past weekend when I attended The Makeup Show L.A.

    I actually tried this color on at the show on Saturday and wore it all day. It lasted for about 5 to 6 hours, but the shine does go away and it did settle in my lip lines but I did have it on all day and no retouches.

    I am obsessed with these now, I regret not buying more because Nars had a great discount at the show :)

    Retail is $25.00. I believe this was just released today on the Nars website and Sephora, they come in 13 shades.



    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    The Makeup Show L.A. 2013 Recap

    James Vincent presenting at bloggers preview

     This past weekend I attended The Makeup Show L.A. and was lucky enough to attend the bloggers preview Friday evening.   James Vincent made a great presentation and gave us a preview of his show picks.  We were even lucky enough to take some goodies home to try.

    The Makeup Show is a pro only event and all the big names in the beauty industry were in attendance to give seminars and workshops all weekend long.  It is an amazing experience to be able to attend the show.

    Many makeup brands debut new products at the show and they give amazing discounts. It really is the best show in the beauty industry.  You can actually get up close and personal with the brand owners and the celebrity makeup artist.

    Thank you to the AMAZING Powder Group for always putting on an awesome show!


    Bdellium brushes ( YES PINK)


    Cult Nails

    The Powder Group Booth

    Lise Watier



    Naked Cosmetics

    Penthouse View

    I had a great time and look forward to attending next year!!