Makeup is an Art, but your beauty is in your soul; Our face is a camouflage that paints confidence; Our personality is what sells happiness.
My name is Frances and I reside in NYC. My love for art started at the age of 11 writing poetry, then it grew to photography developing my own films and last makeup in my late 20's (using colors, mixing colors, blending, etc.) Makeup has become my drug and therapy.
OMG, it's been a while I haven't used this palette that I almost forgot how much I really liked it. For one, it's in a palette (BIG Space Savor) of 21 neutral eyeshadow from Brown; Taupe; Cooper; Coral; Pink; Gold; Plum/Purple (all my favorite colors especially for an everyday look). Secondly, it also have 5 blush colors - AWESOME! And last, it's a reasonable price so you don't have to break your pockets. My palette doesn't have Coastal Scents logo even though I purchased it from them so I only paid $10.00. The actual price is $19.95 with the logo, which is still NOT BAD for 26 colors - P E R F E C T!!!!!! The only thing this palette doesn't have is a highlighter, most of the colors are matte finish and some have a bit shimmer.
Too Face Eye Insurance Primer
MAC Paint Pot 'Rubenseque'
C.S Palette - light peach on the lid (1st row, 5 color across, starting from left)
C.S Palette - plum on outer lid (3rd row, 5 color across, starting from left)
C.S. Palette - brown on crease (2nd row, 2 color across, starting from left)
C.S. Palette - pink under the eyebrow (1st row, 4 color across, starting from left)
C.S. Palette - brown on lower lash line (same brown above)
C.S. Palette - taupe on lower lash line over the brown (3rd row, 2 color across, starting from left)
Urban Decay Glide Eye Pencil 'Zero' on waterline
MAC 'Plush" Mascara
L'oreal Primer (Green)
Revlon's Color Stay 'Warm Golden'
MAC Select Sheer Powder (NC35)
C.S Palette - Plum blush (last row/last color)
C.S. Palette - Peach/Pink blush over the plum (last row, 3rd color across, left to right)
OK, well as you know most 'green' primers are correctors for skin tones with redness. It helps reduce the redness on your skin as well as keeping your foundation in tact and last a long time. It also helps reduce step(s) when applying your makeup such as applying concealer over & over to hide redness and blotches on your face.
I've been trying the Green primer from Make Up Forever for a few months now and it's incredible. It's super light, soft with no odd smell, lol, oil-free and it comes with a pump, which makes it easy to use. It can be purchased at Sephora for $32 in 1.01 oz. size http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P217906&categoryId=C13402 so it will last. 1 pump is all you need; apply to the entire face; and a few small blots on the areas needed (redness) followed by your foundation and other products you use. This primer works very well with Revlon's Color Stay and Photo.
Recently, L'oreal has launched its NEW products from new eyeshadow colors to primers (love the NEW duo's). I purchased the Green primer 3 weeks ago and have been using it everyday to compare. The results are compatible. The texture is almost the same as Make Up Forever except is not as light, but it's not heavy either and it's a bit oily. It can be purchased at your local drug store for $12.99 in 0.68 oz size and also has a pump. It also works well with Revlon's foundations. It's a big money savor and the best part its effective.
*** Both Make Up Forever and L'oreal carries other primers that target other skin tones imperfection ***
I heard about Heavenly Naturals on youtube by Nikki http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qp1n1YuAcI who explained how she got many of her ideas from Alejandra the Original Queen BMakeup mailto:http://email@example.com. Therefore, I checked out Alejandra's blog and saw her beautiful work using Heavenly Naturals Cosmetics. Her work truly inspired me and intrigued me to look into it. So I order it online & received it last week and have been using it ever since. It's so pretty and light but overall it gives you a natural finish look. It's not too pigmented, as for some reason I compared it to FaceFront Cosmetics, but again good enough to give a good payoff. The price is reasonable, which is always a plus for me, lol!
Heavenly Naturals Eyeshadow Primer
NYX Jumbo Pencil 'Milk' all over the lid up to the eyebrow
H.N 'Dream On' on lid
H.N 'Awareness' on crease
H.N 'Rose Red' on outer v
H.N 'Lemy-Lime' on inner v tear duct
MAC Fluidline 'Sweet Sage' on top lash line
MAC Glitter Eyeliner 'Girl Groove' (Limited Hello Kitty Line) over 'Sweet Sage'
NYX 'Exotic Green' e/s on lower lash line
NYX False Eyelashes
Makeup Forever Primer 'Green'
Revlon Color Stay Foundation 'Warm Golden'
MAC Select Sheer NC35 (pat on the face)
Milani Bronzer #02 Medium (chin, forehead, bridge on the nose & cheeks)
Bitch Slap Cosmetics Psychodelic Wheel '8 Ball' (blush - apples of cheeks)
MAC lip liner 'Quartz'
MAC lipstick 'Lady Gaga' Viva Glam
MAC lipglass 'Fashion Meow' (LIMITED Hello Kitty line)
OMG I LOVE my NEW 'love-loves' from Bitch Slap Cosmetics. I received my order yesterday after waiting 1 week due to the snow storm we got in NYC...rrrr...but it was all worth the wait. The jewelry and accessories are completely G O R G O U S and the packaging is OFF THE HOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The beautiful butterfly head band covered with multi color jewel is only $25.
The rhinestone loop earrings are light weight and it's $18.00
Leopard Wallet with red trimming and interior - HOT HOT HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!
I haven't own a wallet for about 4 years. I'm not a big fan of it cause I always find it to big for my purse and then to small for my cards & $$$. However, this caught my eye for its beauty and price $11.00
*** Look at the paper it was packed in - LEOPARD sooooo prettyyyyyyy
Hello Kitty Stud Earrings are so cute and Bling Bling for $18.00.
I actually purchased this item for my little cuz Nicole who's birthday is next week, it's tempting though...lol
Yellow press on nails for $8.00
Again it's very pretty and not so vibrant but enough to be like WOW, lol. I saw these and I said to myself "why not?!?!" I can't wait to put this on...Spring is right around the corner....yeah!!!!
3 small matte duo colors very petty. Check out the the pretty box that these 3 sets came inside of.
Hello Kitty w/Red Bow...meow....lol
NOW I'm SPEACHLESS to describe how beautiful this multi color butterfly necklace is. The picture is explanatory!!! I actually got this as a gift and the birthday girl L O V E S it. Again, it was tempting for me, lol.
This is a matte pink eyeshadow that was located on the 'Special Deals' page. I LOVE it and so upset not purchasing more. Now it's completely sold.
All the jewerly were placed in this cute small velvet pouch and then into the box. Isn't that cute or what?!?!!?
*** If you are wondering what I'm wearing in my face - I have the matte pink eyeshdaow on my eyes and cheecks. Lips - Viva Glam Lady Gaga lipstick w/Quartz lip liner (MAC)