Sunday, January 20, 2013

Make Up Forever Holiday Set

Swatches - Top to Bottom - 21L Metallic Grey Aqua Eyes / 01 Black Aqua Eyes / 16 Aqua Cream

Another great deal had online was Make Up Forever Holiday Set for $42.00.  This set is waterproof, smudge proof and long lasting.  It retails for $59.00 in the store, but online it was 20% off from $42.00 = $33.60.  

This was my Christmas gift from my husband.  He knew how much I was constantly looking at it :)  

The set includes 2 full size Aqua Eyes pencil in #0L Black and #21L described as a dark metallic grey (Orig. $18); Aqua Cream #16 Pink Beige with shimmer (Orig. $23); 1 full size of Smoky Lash - Rich Black Mascara (Orig. $23); and 1 HD Microfinish Powder (Orig. Price $32).  

I really like this set!!!!  Besides being very creamy, long lasting and smudge proof it works great on my sensitive eyes.  The mascara makes my lashes look very natural and full.  The aqua cream works nicely on the eyelid and as a highlighter on the face.  The aqua eyes works nice on the waterline.  The only product I haven't tried yet is the HD Powder.  However, when used it should be very lightly. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Butter Me Up" using yellow/brown/nude

  • DDF Lotion 
  • Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
  • Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation 'Medium'
  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer 'Medium/Tan'
  • Cargo Blu_Ray Powder 'Medium'
  • MAC Blush 'Darkly My Dear' (Contour)
  • MAC Blush 'Small Vanity' (apples on the cheek)
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance Primer
  • Benefit Lemonaid (base)
  • Face Front Cosmetics Pigment 'Bumble Bee' on lid
  • Kat Von D. 'Brown' e/s on crease using MAC #217 & blend
  • MAC e/s 'Saffron'  above crease (above brown)
  • Kat Von D. 'Beige Frost' e/s on brow bone/highlighter
  • Kat Von D. 'Brown' e/s on lower lash line.
  • Stila eye liner 'Topaz' on waterline
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner 'Dark Brown' over the 'brown' e/s on lower lash line. 
  • Mascara 
  • NYX Round Lipstick 'Circe' 

Kat Von D. e/s Palette and Quad

One brand that I'm extremely excited about is Kat Von D.   

I received a $15 OFF coupon from Sephora and I immediately knew that I wanted to buy the Clarisonic system.  As you know it's expensive so a small discount is always a big help.  As I browsed through the store, I came across Kat Von D. "Starry Eyes Makeup Palette" and it cost $40.00.  This palette consist 12 eyeshadows and 2 full size everlasting love liquid lipstick (lipstain).  The colors are BEAUTIFUL and pigmented.  I love that it doesn't have any fall outs because when I first tried other K.V.D e/s I wasn't crazy about the formula

Thankfully the clarisonic system I wanted was sold out so I shopped at to purchase the system.  I always check the SALE page and saw the K.V.D palette on sale for $34.00. That means I would pay $19.00 for this palette with my coupon - how cool is that!!!! :)   

Great eyeshadows!!!
The design is an eye surrounded by wings
"Felix" - Brown Family - L to R frosty beige/matte brown/dark brown w/glitter
"Helmiit" - Green Family - L to R frosty sea green/matte green/dark green w/glitter

"Lohner" - Plum Family - L to R frosty lilac/matte plum/dark plum w/glitter
"Requiem" - Purple Family - L to R baby pink/lilac/matte purple/dark purple w/giltter
2 Lipstains top to bottom 'Adora' & 'Lolita'
Liptains Wet - L to R - burnt orange/red and matte brown/taupe
Lipstains dried (sorry I smudged against my shirt by mistake)
The matte green e/s is what caught my attention immediately.  I love how the e/s are broken into 4 sets and how each set is design with a frost, matte and glitterAnother main reason I really love this palette it comes with 2 full size lipstains.  Each lipstain cost $18.00. 

After receiving my package with my Clarisonic & K.V.D Palette, Sephora included a 20% coupon for ALL SALE ITEMS.  There were 2 K.V.D 4 eyeshadow quads on the sale page, which I saw at the store and were very pigmented too.  It cost $20.00 but online it was $13.00 + 20% off = $10.40
*I always recommend to check the SALE Page at*


Can you scream BEAUTIFUL!!!  These quads are gorgeous!!!!  And for the price you can't go wrong!!!!
I think this palette & quads are limited so if you can get your hands on it hurry & buy.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tarte Cosmetics Review

I have come to really LOVE Tarte Cosmetics since I began using the Amazion Clay 12 hour Blush 2 yrs. ago.  During 30% Friends & Family Sale in the Spring of 2102, I purchased Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Foundation and Clean Slate Poreless 12 hr. Perfecting Primer

What I really like about Tarte its Cruelty FREE, each ingredients is formulated with sunscreen to protect and enrich the skin which makes your skin look flawless.  In addition, it's full coverage and can lasts up to 12 hours.  

Amazonian Clay 12 Hr. Full Coverage Foundation
Swatch - thick not liquid so it won't glide off

This product retails for $38.00 (I paid $26.60).  It comes in a tube so you must squeeze the product out.  You only need a little (swatch above is the amount I use to cover my face).  It's thick but with "weightless" texture.  Therefore, it's not heavy on the skin at all.  It can lasts up to 12 hrs. and it's full coverage.  I started to use this foundation during the summer.  It worked great.  However, since I have so many problems with my skin I don't consider this "full" coverage, BUT it's BUILDABLE.  This foundation makes the skin look healthy, natural and beautiful.   
*I like to use my Beauty Blender or Sigma F80 Brush to apply* 

Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hr. Perfecting Primer
Swatch - clear & feels like velvet

This Primer retails for $30.00 (I paid $21.00).  I purchased this product because it reduces the appearance of your pores, diffuses fine lines and can lasts up to 12 hours.  The texture is so smooth and it's a bit thick nothing "watery."  It actually feels like velvet.  At first, I wasn't a fan of this product but after a while it grew on me.  It's a tube so the swatch above is a lot of productYou don't need that much.  Key - a small amount goes a long way. 

Maracuja Miracle Foundation
Swatch - Liquid foundation with thick texture NOT HEAVY ON THE SKIN AT ALL

This foundation retails for $42.00 (I paid $29.40).  I REALLY LOVE this foundation!!!!  It has a pump and I only use 2 pumps to cover my face.  It consists with maracuja oil, which makes the skin appears instantly brighter and more radiant; replenish to rebuild and repair; anti-aging; and reduce redness & irritationThis is FULL COVERAGE as well as buildable LIGHT foundation ideal for dry, irritated and aging skin.  What's really important to know about this product is that even though it consists oil this foundation doesn't feel greasy at all!  
*I like to use my Beauty Blender or Sigma F80 Brush*


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Look using U.D Smoked Palette & Haul

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


My last 2012 makeup look for the year using my NEW Christmas present from my uncle the Urban Decay 'Smoked' Palette.  OMG, I LOVE this palette!!!!!

When this palette came out it immediately caught my attention.  I love the packaging!!!  This palette consists 10 eyeshadows, 1 mini primer, 1 NEW glide-on pencil and a booklet showing how to create different looks.  This palette retails for $49.00 and it can be purchased at

  • DDF Moisturizer
  • Caudalie Serum
  • Tarte Maracuja Foundation 'Medium'
  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer 'Medium' and 'Light'
  • Cargo BluRay Powder 'Medium'
  • MAC Prep & Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
  • MAC Powder Blush 'Darkly My Dear' 
  • MAC Blush 'Small Vanity'
  • MAC Fix+
  • Mehron Barrier Spray
  • Too Faced Eye Primer    
  • MAC Cream Colour Base 'Black'
  • U..D.S.P e/s 'Blackout' on lid (using a flat brush)
  • U.D.S.P e/s 'Evidence' on crease & lower lash line
*using MAC Brush #194 slowly start from the outer lower lash line sweeping up creating a v shape*
  • U.D.S.P e/s 'FreeStyle' on brow bone
  • U.D.S.P e/s 'Kinky' under brow arch
  • L'oreal 24 Infallible e/s 'Eternal Black' (flat brush)
  • O.C.C Glitter 'Blaylock'  
  • U.D 24/7 Glide-On Pencil 'Perversion' on upper & lower waterline
  • Make Up Forever Mascara 
  •  NYX Lipstick Circe
  •  O.C.C liptar 'Uber'