30 June, 2015

Sephora Formula X Brushed Metallic Nail Polish in Determined

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I got this nail polish probably over a year ago and I thought it would be the type of product I would very excitedly recommend to you but it's not. I love the concept- a brown/taupe with blue/green duo chrome. Sounds like the nail polish version of MAC Club Eyeshadow. Plus, this formula has a cool flat rubber/matte finish. Sadly, it didn't live up to my expectations.

28 June, 2015

Monochromatic Makeup Look: Nymph Adora

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Monochromatic makeup is very easy to put together. There's no thinking, "does this blush go with this eyeshadow?" All you have to do is apply products that are in the same color family or even shades that are almost indistinguishable from each other. When done with corals and pinks, it can look very summery and fresh. In this look I only used shades of rosy browns and I think it might have ended up looking very 90's. I still love how it turned out. I also love how Nymph Adora goes on. It's one of the newer lipsticks from LA Splash. It's very unfortunate that their factory burned down recently and I hope they can get back on their feet soon.

25 June, 2015

Makeup Geek Pigments: Poker Face and Nightlife

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Quick review: I have two Makeup Geek Pigments ($8) to show you-- Nightlife and Poker Face. Most MUG Pigments have a metallic finish although there are some satins and shimmers. These two shades are very finely milled and they look a bit like foiled eyeshadows on the lid. They do offer some chunkier textures on their website such as their Utopia pigment. One thing that I find incredibly impressive is that Makeup Geek developed their own sifter top. It might not sound like much, but if you've used pigments before you know how messy they are and how obnoxious it is that sifters tend to either dispense zero product or cause all of it to spill out. Kudos, Makeup Geek!

23 June, 2015

Ghoulish Purple: Makeup Look

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I've got a lot of cool products to show you today. The first one is the LA Splash Liquid Lipstick in Ghoulish. This color has made a big splash (ha!) on Instagram because it's basically a perfect dupe (color-wise) for Lime Crime's Cashmere. The second is a Pigment from Inglot that my friend got me for my birthday at Inglot's flagship store in New York. The whole look turned out very lilac/grey toned and I loved it. I even drew on some freckles because... why not? I had never tried doing it before and I think freckles are adorable.

21 June, 2015

Makeup Look: High Jester

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I wore this makeup look back in May on Mother's Day (yeah, that gives you an idea of how far in advance I prepare my posts sometimes). I was running late that day so I only got one good picture of it and I hadn't even put on lipstick yet. You'll have to excuse me for that. I decided to post it anyway because I ended up loving one of the colors I used, the Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Jester.

18 June, 2015

MAC Uninterrupted Eyeshadow Dupes

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Thanks to Linda Hallberg's and Nikkie Tutorial's use of this eyeshadow, MAC Uninterrupted Pro LongWear Eyeshadow ($21) was on my wishlist for a long time. Since it's a Pro Longwear formula and it's larger in size than regular MAC eyeshadows, it's a bit more expensive. After some time I was able to save some money towards its purchase. Recently, I've seen people comment on its similarity to a color in the Makeup Geek Vegas Lights Palette called Desert Sands. I received said palette recently so let's see how closely these two colors resemble each other.

16 June, 2015

Natural, Bronze Dewy Makeup Look

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During the summer you will notice that bronzed, glowy natural makeup looks become really popular. I live in tropical weather so summers are very humid and sticky. This is as "glowy" as I will go. You won't see me using a dewy finish foundation at home during the summer because it does not feel comfortable in this weather. And I will always set with powder. If you have a similar skin type or if you also live in tropical weather, here are some great products for achieving that.

14 June, 2015

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Singles: Review

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I'm happy to report that my Makeup Geek Eyeshadow ($6) collection has grown a lot since I started this blog. Their eyeshadows were the second product I ever reviewed here. I had made two previous orders from the site and was recently sent these colors to try. I will post a separate collection roundup in the future, but for now I'm going to show you the more recent colors. I was sent these by the brand but I got to pick the colors out myself. I picked shades that had been on my wishlist plus some of the newer spring releases.