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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A sample list of my "Best Of 2012"

I am loving Bobbi Brown's Long Wearing Gel Eye Liner in "Black Mauve".  This is definitely one of my fave's for 2012!

I am also in love with Sephora's Waterproof Eye Brow Pencil--it's very natural looking and long-wearing!

I've been using Bobbie Brown's Illuminating Bronzing Powder in "Bali Bronze"--it's become a staple for me.

And, also the Clarins Blush Prodige in "Soft Peach"--Girls, if you have not tried this blush yet, I highly recommend you go to your nearest Clarins counter and get one!  It applies sheer and gives such a natural finish--I love this blush!

Last, but not least is my beloved YSL Golden Pur Lipstick in "Rose".  These are just a sampling of my faves for 2012.  I will be working on by "Best Of for 2012" really soon!

Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

China Glaze Nail Lacquer "Your Touch"

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in "Your Touch"--This is a gorgeous copper/wine color; it is quite unique and I think it looks fabulous for Autumn!

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in "Your Touch"

China Glaze "Your Touch"

FOTD: Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Estee Lauder, Senna, NYX & Chanel

Eye Shadows: NYX in "Silk" (ES10) on eyelid.  Laura Mercier  "Topaz" in crease
Eye Liner:  Bobbi Brown  Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner  in "Black Mauve" #23
Mascara:  Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in "01 Black"

Cheeks:  Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in "Bali Brown" and Clarins Blush Prodige in "Soft Peach".
Lips:  Senna Double Lip Liner in "French Nude" (used darker hue) & Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in "02 Perle"

Friday, November 2, 2012

Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener

Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener--This is the very first product I have purchased from Tarte.  I have been looking for an eye pencil (brightener) to line my inner rims with and saw this being featured one night on QVC.  I have used some inner-rim pencils in the past that were "white", but this pencil is nice because it's a "nude" color and looks very natural.  

I really like this pencil; it applies very smoothly and lasts for several hours.  This is a great pencil to use when you are doing a smoky eye.  I would not recommend using this inner rim brightener just on it's own as it will make you look kinda ghostly.  I will have to post a pic soon with me wearing it so you can see what I mean.  The Tarte line has some really amazing products and they are made with natural ingredients and are cruelty-free.

Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow "890 Bronzed Taupe"

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow "890 Bronzed Taupe"--This eyeshadow formula has been out for a while however, I was reluctant to try it because I thought it would be like any other eyeshadow I already own.  WRONG.  This eyeshadow formula is quite different; it reminds me L'Oreals "HIP" line, which seems to be getting phased-out.  This is a "high-pigment" eyeshadow with shimmer.  The color I chose is "890 Bronzed Taupe", which is a beautiful bronze that has flecks of gold and green to which gives it that "taupe" hue.  I love how this shadow applies and I noticed that the more you blend it in, the more it becomes like a sheen of color--very pretty!  As far as the lasting power; it lasted a pretty good length of time.  However, I did notice that about after 8-hours the shadow started to fade and almost melt into my eyelids (I did not use a primer and I tend to have oily eyelids).

Now, this eyeshadow comes packaged a bit differently.  It's a loose powder that is "pressed" into the compact, but when you dab your eyeshadow brush into it, the shadow becomes "loose"--Kinda hard to explain, but it's really nice!

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You can see how beautiful the shimmer is and the more you blend it in, the more of a sheen you get!  I really like this eyeshadow and I can't wait to try another color.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick/Balm "015 Runway"

I was in ULTA just a few days ago and a new lippie caught my eye!  Revlon's NEW ColorStay Ultimate Suede--which applies like a Lip Balm however, it does something a bit different--it dries down like a Lip Stain!  

First let me say that I love the packaging and the design of the balm itself which makes for an easy application.  I love how this formula applies and it is quite pigmented (due to the stain affect).  However, this does leave your lips feeling  a bit dry because of the stain.  The scent reminds me a lot of the ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze, which is not too offensive.  

All-in-all, I really like this product however, I wish I had chosen a different shade.  The shade I chose is "015 Runway", which is a bronzey-beigey color which I felt would be a safe shade to try since this is a new lippie product, but I wish I had tried something more rosey-plummy.  This new lippie retails for $9.99 USD and I used my ULTA coupon and got $3.50 off, which was nice!  So, with that said, I will have to go back and try a different color.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede "015 Runway"


LORAC, Hard Candy & Boots No7

I used an eyeshadow trio that came in one of my LORAC kits which I believe was Summer 2011.  I can't remember the name of the kit however, it came with two eyeshadow trios, bronzer, and a mascara I believe.  Anywho, one of the eyeshadow trios is called "Tempt Me".  Now at first, it looked like a bronze eyeshadow that I already had.  However, when I applied it, I really liked it -- it's a nice neutral brown-bronze with a pale gold highlighting shade which look quite nice together.  I also applied Hardy Candy So Baked Bronzer in "Tropics", and finished it off with Boots No7 Lip Liner in "Caramel" and Stay Perfect Lipstick in "Chinchilla"--which is one of my favorite lip colors; it's such a beautiful warm beige/neutral that goes with anything!  I love the Boots No7 Stay Perfect lipsticks and I wish they would come out with more colors! 

EYES:  LORAC eyeshadow trio in "Tempt Me" (kit)--(Lorac.com, Sephora, ULTA); FACE:  Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in "Tropics" (Wal-Mart); LIPS:  Boots No7 Lip Liner in "Caramel" and  Boots No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in "Chinchilla" (Target)