Monday, September 23, 2013

REVIEW: Hair and Makeup Addiction Essential Face Kit

It feels great to be blogging again! I am sorry I took a long break…I have been so busy with school and family. However, I feel refreshed and motivated to start blogging again!
To begin, I received Hair and Makeup Addiction’s new Essential Face Kit to review. It's no secret how much I LOVE the eye brushes. I knew the face kit would be just as amazing! By far, Hair and Makeup Addiction face brushes are the softest brushes I have ever used. After using and washing them for about a month now, the bristles have not shed and have remained their shaped. They are just as soft as when I first received them.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pictorial: Intense Gold

Golds are one of my all time favorite colors to wear! Glamour Dolls Eyes' (GDE) "Jailhouse Jumpsuit" is THE most intense and beautiful gold I have ever used. If you were to buy just one color from GDE, get Jailhouse Jumpsuit! I loved how this look turned out and glad I shot a pictorial for it so you can all re-create this.
Products Used:
Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Glamour Doll Eyes pigments: "Jailhouse Jumpsuit," "Bare Naked," & "Chocoholic" 
Mac "Texture" e/s
NYC Liquid Eyeliner
 Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on eye pencil "Perversion" 
Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes mascara
Oh My, Lash "The Lucille"

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo "Dark Brown"
ABH Clear Brow Gel

Makeup Addiction "The Blender"
Makeup Addiction "The Shader"
Makeup Addiction "The Detailer"
Mac 217

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Pictorial & FOTD: Mac Illustrated Face Kit by Rebecca Moses

Face, eyes, and lips using Mac Illustrated Face Kit! I did not have time to take a full face shot using my camera or my phone so I took a screen shot of the video I posted on Instagram earlier today. (I was running late to an appointment!) I also made a pictorial for the look! It is super basic and easy to do!

I wanted to post my thoughts of each component in the kit now that I tried all of them. Let's begin with the eye shadows. "Orb" applies extremely on my skin. Orb is good to diffuse color and harsh lines on the crease. "All That Glitters" shows up sheer, so the best way to use this color is with a damp brush or to spray Fix+ on the brush for better pigmentation. I thought "Smoked Sepia" and "Showstopper" were a disappointment. The colors look and swatched beautifully but I had a hard time working with both colors. "Smoked Sepia" was difficult to blend and I didn't like the formula. I was expecting a chestnut brown and I didn't get that. I thought "Showstopper" would be very dark. I love dark matte browns. Again, the pigmentation is not the greatest. If I were to do a smokey eye, I would have a hard time with it, going back to the color multiple, multiple times to achieve the desired look.


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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Haul & Review: MAC Illustrated Face Kit by Rebecca Moses

Mac's Illustrated Face Kit ...I could not pass up! =D Come on...a kit with one blush, four eye shadows, two lipsticks, and a dual ended brush. And the fact that they are brown and neutral shades...what's not to love? I think that is a great price for the amount of items in a kit. This is also convenient for travel, it is about the same size as the palm of my hand. You have almost everything, which is what I love most about this kit. This is a special edition, Nordstrom's Beauty Exclusive, on sale for $49.50 ($101 value).

Kit includes:
Blush: Melba
I should have bought this blush a long time ago. Its so beautiful! Frosty blushes always catches my eye so I do not own any matte blushes. This will be my first. I think I will buy this separately.

Eye shadows: Orb, All That Glitters, Smoked Sepia, Showstopper
All of the eye shadows pair so well together, if you use all four or just two. My favorite is All That Glitters. I can't believe  I do not own this eye shadow. I will most definitely buy this color separately.

Lipsticks: Ravishing & Myth
Ravishing is one of my top favorite lipsticks. Its a perfect coral that is not too bright or too sheer. Myth does not look good on me so I won't be using this color too much.

Dual ended brush: 275 SE & 316 SE
Honestly, I could care less about this brush. I cannot achieve a well blended look with just a 275 angled brush. The 316 lip brush is appropriate. If you are going to include a brush for convenience, why not have one for blush?

I would say that is the only down size of this kit. Typically, I don't like using one brush because it mixes all of the colors. If I could choose just one brush to create a look, it would be a 217. But I would have preferred a travel size black or dark brown eyeliner. I think most people (whether they will use this for regular wear or for travel), they will be using/packing other brushes.

Overall, this is truly a great product. I hope Mac will come out with more face kits in the future!

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Palette Look #2


Sorry for the lack of updates everyone! So I posted this look on IG a while ago. I didn't have time to make a pictorial for it. But I labeled the placement of colors. I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk eye palette. I've wrote this before on the blog and many times on IG. I think this palette belongs in your makeup collection. I almost love it as much as the Naked palette!

This is an easy look the achieve, only using 3 colors from the palette: 10K, Beauty Mark, and RTW.

Products Used:
Mac Paint Pot "Painterly"
Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Catwalk Palette
Mac Fluid Line "Blacktrack"
Maybelline Big Eyes Falsies mascara
Eyemimo NTR29 & NTR39 false lashes
ABH Brow Wiz "Brunette"
ABH Brow Powder Duo "Dark Brown"
ABH Clear Brow Gel
Makeup Addition The Shader
 Makeup Addition The Blender
Makeup Addition The Detailer
Mac 217
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