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Eve Pearl "Diva" eye shadow palette swatches + pics

15 Dec

This palette one of the items I ordered during Eve Pearl’s recent promotion. I’ve wanted it for some time now, and have no clue why I waited so song. The pics on the website don’t do it justice, I needed to show you it swatched. Eve also has tons of videos where she uses it. Check out her youtube channel.

The colors are extremely rich, and I will be getting a back up for use in my kit.

Can’t wait to use this !

 

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture pics + swatches

9 Dec

Here is the latest and greatest from YSL, Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks. These are the two that I own. In my humble opinion, YSL is an industry leader when it comes to lipstick. The textures, palettes and packaging are A-mazing. The pur couture lipsticks are a cross between rouge volupte (pronounce VOL-UP-TAY,lol) and rouge pur.It’s a happy medium for those that may feel that the volupte was too creamy.

I have No.1 and No.2 (exclusive to Sephora)

No.1 is a more orange red, the No.20 is more blue, both very wearable.

 

Have you tried anything from YSL lately?

 

How to avoid winter dullness.

9 Dec

Welp. We have about four more months of old man winter, four more months of darkness beginning at like 2pm (or so it feels like), etc. The cold and early sunsets reak havoc on our complexions, rendering us pale, sallow and sometimes flaky.

Here is what I do to preserve my sexy. Of course it starts with skin care.

I wash my face with Ole Henriksen’s African Red Tea foaming cleanser. It soothes and does not over dry- I have oily skin, but still ensure my face is not zapped of all moisture. Next I apply Fresh’s soy face serum, it restores moisture and keeps it hydrated.For day time I use Ole’s truth serum, packed with 10% vitamin C- it brightens and gives radiance like no other. Next I follow up with Ole’s Truth revealed day moisturizer, which also contains vitamin C. Lately, at night, I use Kinerase’s night time moisturizer, it is extremely rich (I could never use a very rich cream in the day time) to keep my face supple, the heat can be the devil.

Every so often I exfoliate with Fresh’s soy face exfoliant, it gets the job done, without being to harsh.

Here are the above mentioned products, click for more details.

 

As far as make up goes, I don’t think that because it is winter you have to be chained to dark colors. Apply a little of bronzer to warm your skin up. Pick either your lips or cheeks to add a pop of unexpected color.

Here are some recommendations

 

Comparison pics+swatches of MAC’s Pink Friday, Viva Glam Gaga and St.Germain lipsticks

7 Dec

Yeah, another post about that damn Pink Friday lipstick…. I’ve heard many comparisons to Viva Glam Gaga as well as St.Germain….Welp your homie here lover of lipsticks dug into the stash and snapped some shots.

You decide.

left to right; Viva Glam “Gaga”(lustre), Pink Friday (satin), St.Germain (amplified)

                  without flash

swatches 🙂

Welp, there you have it. For me, Pink Friday is actually the most different between the three. While all three are pale pinks, Pink Friday is deeper in color.

What say you?

 

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday lipstick- swatches +pics

1 Dec

So I ordered it last week before that puppy was sold out. I actually ordered two, I can’t help it. I am a collector of sorts. It is a very, very pale pink and won’t be an easy task to pull off. I have not done a FOTD yet, I am off today, it is rainy and I decided no make up today. I only am required to wear it every single day at work, so bear with me. I know I owe you all pics of me wearing the Lanvin lip also. I am on it folks.

Anywho, here ya go!

 

The color shows a bit darker, but alas I have yet a new camera and I don’t know what the hell I am doing with the settings. No outdoor pic due to the monsoon.

FOTD will be up by some time next week. The lipstick will sell for three more Fridays, if you are unsure, order it anyway. You can always send it back or return at a MAC store. What are your thoughts?

*If you use my pics or swatches please credit and link back to my site. I hardly have to watermark and such.

NYX lipstick pics+swatches

29 Nov

I have been meaning to get this post up for a minute… Here are most of the nyx lipsticks I own, swatches and all that good stuff.

In my humble opinion NYX has an extensive color range in regards to lipsticks. Most of them are smooth and could rival many major cosmetic brands. The best part is that they are recession proof. I always pay less than $3 and most online sites have them for about $2.50 or so.

Here are swatches:

from left to right; frauccino, creamy beige, taupe, femme

heather, twig, twist, heredes

chaos , bruised *for the record one can never have enough red lipstick

 

If you are looking to try some new colors, or build your kit I highly recommend NYX……..Here are some other things I dig

 

Do you have any NYX faves?

Eve Pearl 55 percent off ! check my recs (pics included)

25 Nov

One of my favorite brands  Eve Pearl is also participating in the black Friday madness! 55% off your purchase beginning black Friday (Midnight Thursday) and ends Monday.

I have used several  of Eve’s products, the foundation, blush trio and various lip products. The HD foundation is seamless and never cakey. I also like it because I am forever between shades, and it contains two colors. I can take my brush back and forth or stick to one side, the same idea for the amazing blush trio.

Here is a shot of me wearing the trusty dual HD foundation

don’t ask me why I wasn’t smiling lol

the blush trio any complexion can wear and is perfect for everyday, the salmon concealer? INFAMOUS!- trust.

Here is a HD foundation -in “dark”, my current one has hit pan, and you won’t be able to appreciate it seeing as though I have abused it thoroughly.

Compact is cute and even comes in this little pouch

 

ok ok now the deets of the promo…Just enter the code  BPCM2010 for 55% off your purchase, excluding kits (which are already at an amazing value).

Also mention my name or blog site in the comments!

OFFICIAL Nicki Minaj Pink 4 Friday Lipstick release deets!

23 Nov

And here you have it! No wait lists, just hurry up and buy on November 26, 2010! BAM! Will you be sitting on your computer waiting? I will.lol

Shout out to Krissy for the heads up!

New to my blush collection! Illamasqua pics +swatches

18 Nov

I have been waiting for this puppies since the beginning of time………..they finally arrived. I am soooooooo happy with the color pay off. check em out!

   It is safe to say, I am in love. Pictured: Sin (left) and Tweak (Right)

                    Sin

 

tweak – my apoligies, I meant to get photos of each one with and without flash. This is without, refer to the first pic for what it would look like w/ flash.

Swatchesssssss

 

 Sin (left) Tweak (Right)

My homie Danielle swears by “Tweak”, I can see why.

Here are some other Illi  products (I shortened the name, and I am cool for doing it) that are flying high on my radar

 

Nicki Minaj to release an exclusive MAC lipstick!

13 Nov

*this is not a picture of the MAC “Pinky Friday 4” lipstick

According to my source right in sync with her upcoming album release, “Pink Friday”, Nicki Minaj will release an exclusive limited edition lipstick.The lipstick, “Pink Friday 4” will sell beginning next Friday, only on line and only for the next four Fridays. While color swatches have not surfaced and all that good stuff, you can rest assured knowing it will be her signature pink lip look. The color will be a cross between MAC’s “pink nouveau” and “girl about town” (the latter being one of my favorite lipsticks), from what I hear.

 

  *This is not the actual “Pink Friday 4” lipstick.* I am imagining what the color will look like.

 

These artists and cosmetic giants collborations are absolutely GENIUS.

And yes, I will be purchasing this, I am obsessed with lipstick, as you know, lol.