Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Makeup Vanity Tour

Spring is here, despite it throwing a temper tantrum and trying to hide behind clouds. In order to get in the bright and sunny mood, I undertook the task of clearing out my dreary, moody fall/winter makeup from my vanity and replaced just about everything with more cheery and up-beat shades.

Come tour my current vanity selection and find out what I like to slather on my face during the warmer (ha) months!

~ Warning: I do show you EVERYTHING and blab quite a bit. Might as well buckle down with some strawberry lemonade or arrange some happy little angiosperm reproductive organs to brighten up your pad while you watch.~

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Product Review: Wet n Wild Poster Child ColorIcon 8 Pan Palette

Wet n Wild has included a bunch of new additions to their core and Fergie line over the past few months, and this new 8 pan palette is one of them. Normally bright colors like this are reserved for limited edition products, but I have to clap Wet n Wild on the back for deciding to add this much color into their permanent line (and just in time for pastel crazed spring).

Unfortunately I can't congratulate them for turning out another awesome 8 pan palette.

More after the jump!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Product Review: Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream in Light

For someone who is obsessed with makeup, I'm actually quite the low-maintenance girl. I prefer neutrals over bright colors, I'm not afraid of light coverage foundations, and I spend more time terrorizing humanity with my bare face than not, which is probably why I find this BB cream more palatable than actual foundation. Now this BB cream is what I've been searching for since the whole BB cream craze (and then CC... and now DD) hit the states; it isn't a tinted moisturizer that makeup companies have been trying to pawn off as a BB cream, it actually has a thicker consistency, it sticks to the "traditional" standards for a BB cream (e.g. it is supposed to help improve the overall appearance of the skin and correct imperfections), and it doesn't end up making me look like a hot mess briefly after application. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I find that it suits my needs.

Now, it is very rare to run across a perfect product, and this BB cream is not one of them. Sad, but hey... statistics are against it. There are a few down points to this in my book - probably more for others - and it is a bit pricey. However, it really does take the cake when compared to the other drugstore American BB creams I've tried out over the years.

More after the jump

Monday, March 24, 2014

Product Review: Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eyeliner

There are four basic types of makeup products in the world; ones that are flat out amazing, ones that seem horrible and then grow on you, ones that seem amazing and then end up disappointing you, and ones that just plain suck. Thankfully, this product isn't the last option, but unfortunately it isn't the first or even the second. Yes, mon petit pommes, I have experienced a sad, sad whirlwind romance where I was swept off my feet only to be dumped in the bin only a few hour later.

Meet the culprit of my latest failed romance, Milani Eye Tech Extreme:

I had been on the hunt for a nice (inexpensive) liquid eyeliner pen that would fulfill all my needs, but this suitor has left me feeling less than satisfied after a showy courtship. Queue the sad violin music.

Things didn't always seem so bad when it started out. There was rich pigmentation, easy application, and control in scribbling on my lids that just gets me going! But, alas, this latest fling couldn't stick around long enough for me to want to take it to the next level.

Forgive the dry skin and feathering because of. Man, I need to drink more water. 

More woe after the jump.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Drugstore "Dupe": Urban Decay Jilted Lipstick vs. NYC Expert Last Blue Rose

If there is one thing about me that y'all need to know, it is that I'm more or less the strictest duper in the land. Yeah, the title for this post is a little misleading, but "Dupe" is a lot easier to write out than "Not-Quite-A-Dupe-But-Similar-Enough-Of-A-Concept-And-A-Good-Enough-Product-That-Is-Buckets-Cheaper", so I hope you can forgive my little trespass there.

Another thing you should know is that I normally gravitate towards neutrals, especially when it comes to the lips, but I will occasionally lose my mind and go completely berserk over the tackiest lip color imaginable (and I LOVE it). Meet my guilty pleasure; Urban Decay Jilted Lipstick.

More after the jump!