Sunday, March 27, 2011

Katy Perry E.T. Alien Make-up Tutorial

NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Prestige Eyeshadow in White
Make-up Forever Eyeshadow in #72
Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Dollipop
Glamour Doll Eyes Shadow in Skin of a Killer
Wet N' Wild Megaliner in Black
Mehron Tropical Paradise Palette
Mutant Eyelashes (a pair I cut up and painted the tips pink)
NYX Eye Pencil in Electric Blue
OCC Lip Tar in Rx
Mac Eyeshadow in Meet the Fleet

Thursday, March 24, 2011

NARS Copacabana Illuminator Review

I was browsing Sephora as I often do out of boredom and came across this product from NARS. A liquid illuminator. Hmm ok I'll bite.

What it is:
A multifunctional face product that gives skin a refreshed luminosity.
What it does:
This light reflecting liquid glides on to refresh and enhance the complexion, creating a shimmering incandescence. Wear it alone, or pair it with makeup to transform your skin from ordinary to extraordinary.
Price: $29
Size: 1.2 oz

Do I like it: Yes
Would I buy it again: Yes but I doubt I will need to for a long time considering the size
-Easy to work with and blend into the skin
-Leaves a pearly finish
-Only takes a little
-Price, like most NARS products it's a bit expensive and I'm not convinced that I couldn't find an equal illuminator for less
-In outdoor/natural lighting it can look a bit glittery

Friday, March 18, 2011

FaceFront Cosmetics Ouro Fino Collection

I recently received a package of goodies to review from Facefront Cosmetics. I have heard a lot about the company and was excited to see what they are all about. They sent some items from the Spring/Summer Ouro Fino collection and a few of their Artistic Pigments.

Let's start with the "Fine Gold" collection shall we?

Facefront's description of the collection:"Ouro Fino is Portugese for "Fine Gold." This delicate collection is finely milled and infused with small 24 K gold nano-particles, imported from Peru. The set consists of 5 Artistic Pigments, 1 Blush, 4 Bronzers and 2 Lipglosses. These products are never tested on animals and are cruelty free."

Blush and Bronzer
From left to right: Rewrite Pink, Third Kiss and Loco Cocoa
Re-write Pink ($15.00) is a mineralized blush. It looks beautiful on the skin and gives the cheek a natural healthy glow. It's pigmented so a light hand will go a long way with this product.
Third Kiss and Loco Cocoa are rocket bronzers($17.50.) Facefront describes Third Kiss as a steel finish (to me it's finish is similar to a satin eyeshadow.) Loco Cocoa is a warm matte bronzer. For my skin tone I prefer the Loco Cocoa, once blended out it gives a healthy glow. Third kiss doesn't look so good on my skin but I can imagine it working for skin tones that aren't so melanin challenged.

Artistic Pigments
From left to right: Amarela, Retro-Robotic Violeta, Octopus Ink, Shadow Keeper and Nylon Garden (All of these were swatched over a primer)
Amarela ($15.50) is a steel finish pigment. The color is a little sheer for me but the yellow really showcases the gold particles beautifully. It will need a base/primer to achieve the color in the jar.
Retro-Robotic Violeta ($15.50) is also a steel finish. This one was hard to photograph correctly but it's a nice mauvy purple that sparkles on the lid.
Octopus Ink ($10.50) is a semi-matte. This black is super black with a multi-colored glitter living happily among the darkness. Again my camera couldn't do justice to this one. I found it a little hard to work with as is the case with most mattes. With the proper base I think it would look amazing.
Shadow Keeper ($15.50) is another steel finish and is one of my favorites from this collection. I would describe it as a dirty purple that reflects a light pink. BEAUTIFUL!
Nylon Garden ($15.50) is, yes you guessed it, also a steel finish pigment. It's similar to MAC's Sumptuous Olive but a tad bit more green. I love this one too.

Artistic Pigments
From Left to Right: Rabid Volcano, Tigresa Morpheta and Early Spring
Rabid Volcano ($10.50) is a pewter finish pigment. It's lovely in the jar and lovely on the eye. It's not incredibly unique color.
Tigresa Morpheta ($10.50) is AMAZING! This color is a steel finish and would KILL on blue eyes. This is my number one favorite out of the whole bunch.
Early Spring ($10.50) is a pretty unique color. It's a steel finish and looks like a muted turquoise. You will definitely need a base with it because it can come off sheer.

All in all I'm impressed with the quality of Facefront products. I like the Artistic Pigments. I think the eyeshadows are the real star of the show.

What would I recommend and why?
Tigresa Morphesa- It's a beautiful metallic orange that makes blue eyes pop
Shadow Keeper- I love that it looks like a dark purple but reflects a light pink
Nylon Garden- Olive greens always capture my my attention
Loco Cocoa- It's a matte bronzer that works on my pasty skin... YES!
Re-write Pink- This one is pigmented but if used lightly will give a natural result.

Facefront can be found at select retailers and online at

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Adele Inspired Make-up

I love Adele. Her voice, her style... her MAKE-UP! I consider her look to be a mix of Mod/Twiggy lashes with classic pin-up liner and a light coral lip. It's simple, elegant and timeless.

Product List-

Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Ivory
Make-up Forever HD Powder
Milani HD Concealer in Light

Mac Paint Pot in Painterly
Mac Eyeshadows in Blanc Type, Dark Edge and Shroom
Raving Beauty Eyeshadows in Gentle Brown and Sparkle Beige
Wet N' Wild Megaliner in Black
Laura Mercier Full Blown Mascara in Black
Salon Perfect Eyelashes in Demi-Whispies

Rimmel Lipliner in Addiction
Wet N' Wild Lipstick in 903C
Mac Dazzleglass in Smile

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Smoldering Embers

Heys guys! Today I have a grunge-ish kinda look. If you follow me on twitter you may recognize this look from my avatar pic. I also posted this look on Facebook and asked for you guys to help me name it. The winner was Roxanne and she brilliantly suggested Smoldering Embers. Thanks for all the suggestions. Now onto the goodies... the products of course!

Products used:

Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Ivory
Mac Studio Fix Powder in NC 21
Milani HD Concealer in Light

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Raving Beauty Eyeshadows in Carmine and Carbon
Mac Pigment in Blue Brown
Mac Eyeshadow in Blanc Type
Stila Smudgeproof Eyeliner in Stingray
Sugarpill Chromalust in Lumi
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

Mac Paint Pot in Painterly
Mac Lipglass in Soft Wave

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Drugstore Favorites Give-away!!!

Who sits in the parking lot of Walgreens to film a give-away video?
Anyway I want to offer you guys a chance to win some of my favorite drugstore products. Give-aways are fun and I want to do them as often as I can. Hope you enjoy and enter... cause you never know! ; )

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Leave a comment on Youtube under this video telling me your favorite band, musician, song etc.
Please only ONE comment per user (keep it fair!)
Give-away is open to everyone, including my international subscribers
There will be two winners
I will announce the winners on facebook and twitter (I won't be making a video)
I will contact the winners through Youtube
Contest ends March 19, 2011 at 11:59 EST

BTW this give-away was not sponsored by Walgreens in any way. They probably would have kicked me out of the parking lot if they knew I was filming this.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow Review

Up on the plate today we have a review of Sugarpill's pressed eyeshadows. I've been using these lovelies since last year and they continue to impress me each and every time. Anytime I want color I reach for these. I've read some reviews comparing these eyeshadows to Make-up Forever's shadows. They are similar in size and quality. There is a price difference. Make-up Forever singles are $19 a piece and Sugarpill are $12. Unlike Make-up Forever, Sugarpill offers three different palettes of four eyeshadows for $34. To me that's a steal... these shadows are awesome and will last a long time. If you love color you'll adore these badboys.

On their site Sugarpill describes them as:
"Richly pigmented, velvety smooth, luxury pressed eyeshadows for all-night party wear."

Richly pigmented- Check
Velvety smooth- Check
Luxury pressed- Check
All-night wear- Check
I applaud Sugarpill for living up to their descriptions.

Color Breakdown:
Love +: The perfect matte red.
Flamepoint: An warm matte orange.
Buttercupcake: A rich golden bright matte yellow.
Midori: A slightly shimmery green with a dash of yellow.
Afterparty: A medium bright blue shimmer.
Poison Plum: A purple matte with a dash of red.
Dollipop: A matte Barbie pink.
Bulletproof: A solid matte black.

From Left to right
Top Row: Love +, Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Midori
Bottom Row: Afterparty, Poison Plum, Dollipop, Bulletproof

Overall I highly recommend these. The color payoff is superb. The texture is smooth. They blend well. The packaging is adorable. The price is worth every penny.
You can find Sugarpill here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

E.L.F. Studio Blush in Gotta Glow

I picked up this blush when E.L.F. was having a 50% sale on their studio line. I'd read great reviews on it and thought... hmm $1.50... OKAY! My order came pretty fast and I was super impressed with the way it was packed. Also it's worth mentioning that when companies have sales it often takes two to three weeks to receive the order... That was not the case for E.L.F. I had the products I ordered within five days. Thanks for that E.L.F.

Now onto the blush. On their site E.L.F. lists this as a description for their blushes.
"The soft sheer texture blends into the skin for a silky finish. Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth. Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow!"

I do have a bit of a problem with that description. The texture is soft... too soft for my tastes. When I swipe my finger through this product it feels like I pick up a ton. It is a bit flaky as well. However when you blend it out it does create a nice light gold highlight. I wouldn't label it subtle but it does work. Besides the softness the only other problem I have with it is longevity. It doesn't seem to last on me. Layering it over a cream product would fix that problem but when I'm in a hurry the less products the better.

Overall I would not buy it again. I think it's a steal for the price but I have eyeshadows that would give me the same effect.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 Make-up Look

Hey guys! I wanted to post this look in time for the week-end. I know a lot of you guys will want to wear red eyebrows to the club... Right? Crickets.... All kidding aside a lovely subscriber requested a tutorial for this look and I found the make-up very intriguing. Check out the tutorial below.
Also I wanted to mention the feather hair clip I'm wearing in the photo. I've been collaborating with The Truth About Lucy (A super awesome Etsy store and website.) The owner Myriah handmakes these intricate one of a kind accessories and she was kind enough to design this piece for my tutorial. Click here to see more of her beautiful pieces:

Now onto products used:
Gluestick to cover eyebrows
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Ivory
Mac Studio Fix Powder in NC 20
Hard Candy Glamoflage Concealer in Light
Wet N Wild Pride Palette (Matte White Eyeshadow)
Wet N Wild Night Elf Palette (Sparkly Black Eyeshadow, a Matte Finish would work as well)
Mehron Tropical Paradise Palette
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Red Rhinestones from a Nail Wheel
Make-up Forever Eyeshadow in No. 33
Rimmel Blush in Berry
LIPS (I opted for a Matte finish):
Revlon Colorstay Lipcolor in Top Tomato
Rimmel Exaggerate Lipliner Definer in Red Diva