Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Which is the best primer? (review)

Urban Decay's Primer Potion
(urbandecay.com, sephora.com, ulta.com)
Price $18
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
(narscosmetics.com, counter department stores, sephora.com)
Price $24
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
(sephora.com, toofacedcosmetics.com, ulta.com)
Price $18
Benefit's fy....eye!

Coming soon...

Monday, October 18, 2010

M.A.C. Vemonous Villains: Dr. Facilier Magically Cool Powder:Review

Vemonous Villains Collection
Dr Facilier Collection
Magically Cool Liquid Powder
Price $29.50
Found @ maccosmetics.com

This has become one of my staples in my everyday makeup routine and I absolutely love, love this product. It comes in two colors; Cajun (for those of a darker skin tone) and Truth & Light (those of a lighter skin tone and the one I own). I purchased Truth and Light, the texture is completely different and on first application it feels very strange. When applying it is cooling and feels wet on the skin although its residue is a powder. The shimmer is not overpowering, it in fact gives a soft dewy like effect. It's suddle not looking like you just dusted a disco ball on your face.

From the description on maccosmetics.com it states "A silky, feather-light powder, formulated with 70% water, dusts on to the skin as a cooling mist to set and enhance the look of any foundation. Beyond sheer: light-reflecting and translucent. A virtually invisible way to add luminosity and a soft radiant glow to the skin." It is the best way to describe it. Made of 70% water is where the 'wet' feeling comes from when applied. I overall have used it for 2 weeks now and usually with my sensitive combination highly prone to break outs face I get some kind of a react when trying something new but in the case of this product, I have not. It's kind of on the pricier side, I am not disappointed in it. A little of it goes a long way and there is talk of it becoming within the permanent side but that is all due to how the sales are with this collection. Would I repurchase this product? Yes, it's why I am hoping it becomes permanent. Would I recommend this product to others? Yes for I feel it is well worth the price due to that a little goes a long way.

Urban Decay's NAKED Palette:Review

Urban Decay
NAKED Palette 
Price $44.00
Found @ Ulta.com, Sephora.com & UrbanDecay.com

There is probably a bunch of reviews done on blogs and youtube about this palette but I wanted to give my own honest review. The Palette is NOT limited edition which is good news for us beauty users. It comes packaged in a velvet cover with NAKED in gold overlay. Inside is 12 eyeshadows, mini primer potion (which is great to have for traveling), and a double sided 24/7 eyeliner in whiskey (a brown) and zero (black) .

I have used this everyday and I absolutely love this. This palette is definitely a must to buy for anyone who loves neutral looks. The shadows range from some mattes, satin finish and shimmers. The one shadow virgin in the palette is a, in my opinion, the perfect highlighter. The color naked is my all time favorite all over lid color when I just don't feel like wearing alot.

I have not had a single problem blending the colors together, they go on so pigmented and even the mattes are able to blend easily with no trouble at all. I honestly do not have anything bad or a con to say about this project. To be honest I did not buy it until recently because I thought it was just a hype thing and not really that good just everyone has to have one. That was not the case when I finally broke down and bought it. Like I said I am amazed with the quality it had. It has a very strong capability to create a very neutral look, to a everyday look and to a dark smokey look. The possibilities with this palette are endless. Am I happy with this purchase? Yes I am. Do I feel it's worth the money? Yes I do. Would I purchase this again? Yes I would.