Thursday, October 30, 2014

Becca's Ombre Nudes Palette - Thoughts & Swatches

New to makeup or just looking for a great staple palette, you should definitely check out Becca's Ombre Nudes Palette. It's the perfect neutral brown collection of five matte shades. Each color is matte but definitely not flat. They have dimension and I can see these layering to perfection. Go from clean to smokey chocolate in seconds. It retails for $40 but beginning on November 6th Sephora is having a VIB Rouge and VIB member 20% off sale. If you are thinking of picking it up I would definitely snag it during that sale. Use code GIFTROUGE if you are Rouge member and use code GIFTVIB if you are VIB member.

Find it here!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lorac's Mega Pro Palette - Thoughts & Swatches

I feel like the pictures pretty much speak for themselves, this is a perfect palette! There is literally every color included here plus both matte and shimmer textures. The size is portable and slim. It's not heavy and bulky. Every single shadow is richly pigmented and buttery smooth. Lorac has included 32 eyeshadows here that are pretty much all brand new. Meaning, this is different than the previous pro palettes, 1 & 2. I have all three palettes and I don't regret having them all whats so ever. I feel like all three could be perfect companions when traveling or when I need to bring a variety of shades with me but don't know what I will need ahead of time. Simply perfect, there are not other words! Lorac, you have outdone yourself! 

This is currently sold out on their website and on amazon. I would definitely check if you are still interested. Here is the link to Lorac's website though if you want to check out their other products or check back for a restock. I do not know if they will be restocking or not. 

PS. All the swatches are done on bare skin, no primer!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween - Rosie the Riveter

The perfect last minute costume! 
I love this one because it's simple but still a powerful statement. 
We can do it!

Products Used:
Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream - here
bareminerals original foundation powder - here
Ashley Sievert Under Eye Brightener - here
Lorac Mega Pro Palette - here
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner - black
Younique 3D Fiber Mascara - here
Anastasia Duo Brow Powder - Ash Brown
Tweezerman Brow Mousse - here
Revlon Colorstay Lip Liner - Raisin
Covergirl Lipstick - Hot
Mac Blush - Margin


Mac Holiday Keepsakes Collection - Smoky Eye Palette

Mac always has a great collection during the holiday season and it is definitely one of the brands I look forward to checking out this time of year. Although the last couple years their pigmentation in limited edition palettes has been below average some of them are still worth checking out. 

This year, like every year, I purchased their smoky eye holiday palette. I am always drawn to those types of colors and I know it is something I will use on a regular basis. This year's palette is a nice collection of 8 colors that include both matte and shimmer. It also includes their permanent shadow in Satin Taupe which is one of my all time favorite eyeshadows.

The pigmentation of this wasn't fantastic, I wanted a little bit more but when i applied it to my eyes with my brushes it applied much better than I thought and looked a lot better than it did when I swatched the colors below with my finger. So definitely keep that in mind. I would also suggest going to your local Mac store or counter to check these out in person. 

Find the palette here!

The Shades:

Fancy Dress - matte white beige 
Kid - soft beige
Honey Lust - coppery shimmer with golden sparkles
Satin Taupe - taupe with a silver shimmer
Forgery - white sparkle
Divine Rule - frosted grey mauve
Noble Spirit - matte warm black brown
Carbon - matte black

swatched without primer

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mac Holiday - Modern Majesty Pressed Pigment

Mac has just started releasing their holiday 2014 collection and some of the pieces look pretty awesome. I purchased two products so far, this Modern Majesty pigment is one of them and I'm so happy I got my hands on it. The one thing I will say that disappointed me is that the permanent pressed pigments are much larger and this is regular eyeshadow size for the same price. But, pressed pigments do last a long time so I still think it's worth it since it is limited edition. 

Anyway, the color is a beautiful kind of duo chrome burgundy plum but when watched it turns kind of reddish brown. I really love the tones this has and it's really elegant. This is also a really gorgeous color for fall. 


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween - Mother Nature, Autumn Royalty

Products Used:

face moisturizer of your choice
Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation - here
Tarte BB Tinted Treatment - here
bareminerals original powder foundation - here
Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer - here
Mac Paint Pot - Layin' Low here
Mac Pressed Pigment - LE
Saucebox Cosmetics Etude Palette - here
Too Faced Natural at Night Palette - here
Josie Maran Watercolor Eye - Rio De Rose Gold here
Mac Pigment - Tan here
Covergirl Clean Glow Bronzer - The Spices here
Mac Eyeshadow (used for brows) - Soba here
Ardell Accent Lashes - 301 here
Younique 3D Fiber Mascara - here
Urban Decay Eyeliner - Venus here
Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick - 1995 here
Mac Lip Liner - Plum here