Friday, August 19, 2011

NYX Nude on Nude Look

Hey sweeties! I don't know if I said it before but I really love my NYX Nude on Nude palette. I pretty much use it everyday. Here's one of the looks I did with it today. Lid and crease colors are from the NoN palette the highlight color is MAC pigment powder in Lithe. For eyeliner I used Elf water proof liquid liner on my lid and Urban Decay Zero on my waterline. My mascara is Benefit They're Real mascara.

Had to show one with and without the glasses *shrugs*...hope you like! Until next time :)
Oh...the lipgloss is NYX Killer Lips Gloss in Burgundy...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Benefit: They're Real Mascara

If you dont mind splurging a little I suggest you try They're Real mascara by Benefit ($22 Sephora). I say splurge because I am primarily a drug store shopper and don't like to pay a lot for my makeup if I can help it. I normally use Loreal's Million Lashes because it gives my almost nonexistent lashes a little volume and length. A Sephora sales associate suggested I try this one. I love it. It gives my lashes length but not as much volume as the Million Lashes. It's water proof but not hard to remove. It does not smudge at all which I love and it doesn't clump. The one thing I was upset about was that it doesn't give me as much volume as i'd like but overall it's worth it. Below I included a before and after photo:



I think I've found my new favorite mascara! If you are curious I am wearing my Rock and Republic shadows in Electric, Jaded, and Fuel. Also Ruby Kisses eyeliner pencil in Purple Glitter to line my lash line.

Please feel free to leave comments or questions.

Until next time :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Product: Nuance by Salma Hayek

Hey sweeties! On one of my many trips to CVS I purchased a few items from Salma Hayek's makeup line Nuance. This 100 piece cosmetic line is exclusively with CVS. Nuance was scheduled for release this month but it was actually in CVS stores abt a week sooner. I know this because I'm a CVS addict I shop there at least twice a week sometimes more. Anywho! I purchased 4 items from the new makeup line. I purchased them a few days ago but I wanted to wear them a bit so I could give u an honest review. Below is each product I purchased and what I thought about it:

Flawless Coverage Mineral Foundation in Deep 240-it gave decent coverage and went on evenly and matched my skin tone perfectly. Also stayed on all day and did not rub off on my fingers or clothes.

 Flawless Wear Tinted Moisturizer in Deep 265-also gave decent coverage, if you have dark spots on your face you may want to use a little concealer after applying but I used the mineral foundation on top of it and it gave medium coverage. It also really moisturizes, I am normally not a fan of TM because it never moisturizes my skin it normally goes on a little rough and my skin is still dry but this product actually moisturized my skin as it claims to. So far best TM I've ever used.

Moisturizer Blended In

Smooth Start Skin Primer-very good primer, my makeup stayed on all day with no running and goes on smooth.

Perfect Lips Lip Quad in Cool- lip colors include Pinkberry and Merlot which are cream lipsticks and Sheer Ice and Rose Shimmer which are shimmer glosses. Love the cream lipsticks they have a nice pigment to them and are moisturizing. The shimmer glosses were a bit dry I had to apply a lot for it to actually get a "glossy" look. The lip quad is like a little flower it's so cute!

Closed Lip Quad

Overall good quality products for drugstore prices. The only problem, for my darker skinned divas, is the paper bag problem that we come across often with a lot of drug store brands. I really didn't think the darkest color was going to be dark enough for me but it blended well with my skin. Would I buy again? The face primer definitely, the other products probably not. To read more about Salma Hayek and her new product line click here. Hope you enjoyed! Let me know if you have tried some of the products or if you plan on it..feel free to leave comments. Until next time :)