Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Review: MAC paintpot : Soft Ochre

Hi! Today's review is on MAC paint pot in Soft Ochre. This is $17.50 a jar and is available at any MAC counter or Online.
The color I have is Soft Ochre, a warm yellow color base cream color that, I like to use as an eye primer.  MAC calls it a long wearing cream. These have become very popular choices for eye primers because they are long lasting and depending on the color you chose can act like a color neutralizing base for your eye shadows.
Soft Ochre is very smooth and creamy and applies easily on my lids and  acts very much like an eye primer, because it drys to a powder finish and helps to prevent creasing though out the day. The effect of this primer is very similar to that of Urban Decays primer potion in Eden, (I have reviewed) both are matte and yellow based products that look and act the same.
I like the sleek packaging of the product. maximum style minimum space.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Shadow Creme

Today I have a review on Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Shadow Creme. These are $18.50 each, available at any Estee Lauder Counter and online.  I have two of the ten shades available. Antique Gold and Lilac Petals.
The Packaging of these shadows is very chic and luxurious. It is in a glass jar that has feel good in the hand. The cap is a reflective gold color that is a magnetic for finger prints but very pretty to look at.

Antique Gold: is my favorite of the two, it is a brownish gold, almost bronze. This is great on its own and some mascara, or it makes for a great color base for a brown or bronze smokey eye.
Lilac Petals: A light lavender color with gold shimmer. This one is very pretty in the pot but not so much on the eyes. With one layer it is very sheer and unimpressive. I tried layering this one and it did not work so well. It became blotchy and didn't apply very nicely.
These cream eye shadow are very smooth and creamy. These smooth on to the lid and blend out very easily.  The creme are very long lasting and do not require a primer underneath. The creme last all day on my oily lids.  Antique gold is very build-able in color and doesn't crease at all. Lilac Petals is equally long lasting but its only good with one layer, adding multiple layers makes the product blotchy and uneven.
I think theses  are great products and a nice for easy application and for a quick eye look.  The 18.50 price mark is a little high but I like the product enough to justify it.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cute Blog Award!

For this award you:
1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the award questions.
3. Tell something about yourself you haven't told anyone on your blog yet.
4. Award as many blogs as you think are worthy of this award.
5. Make sure you let those you gave this award to know that you awarded them.

Award Questions:
1. What is your go-to makeup product?
    I don't just have one, I have three, >_< lol 1: eye brow powder, 2: Powder f, and 3: mascara!
2. What was your favorite fashion trend of 2011?
    faux fur!
3. What is your favorite desert?
Apples with Carmel.

4. Favorite color?
Blue! any shade.
5. What is your middle name?

6. What is the last song you listened to?
Benny Benassi: "Come fly away"
Something you don't know about me yet:
I LOVE CARS! asian lowered cars to be exact.
Thanks Connie for the Tag!

Review: Milani Baked Eye Shadows

 Hi every one I am back from my break and I have loads of stuff to share! Today I have a review on the Milani Baked eye shadows. I got these puppys off of Cherry Culture when they were having a 20% off sale on their site. These were in the clearance section.  I have 4 shadows, three marbleized and one metallic.  These eye shadows can be used wet, for a more intense look or dry, for a softer look.
 Mix it Up 609: this is a black shadow with teal and silver simmer, with a silver white marble running through it.
 This one is my favorite of the bunch, Intermix 612, a warm reddish brown with champagne color marble. And gold shimmer.
 Medley 610: is a greyish black with lots of silver shimmer
 Teal the Truth 605: is my only metallic shade, this is a very vibrant teal/turquoise color that is beautiful.

I swatched them on my forearm both dry and wet.
 Dry/Wet: Teal the Truth and Mix it Up
 Dry/Wet: Intermix and Medley

Over all I like these shadows, the Darker shades I like to use wet most of the time because it has the best payoff that way but they are also great for darkening the crease area when dry because it is sheer and leaves less room for error. Intermix is the only one I prefer dry, the color  mixed together and as a wash of color all over my lids, makes for a very quick and easy brown eye look with a darker brown at the lash line. 
I do however dislike the packaging of this product. The shape and size relative to the product is large and unnecessary. The shape of the case makes it hard to conveniently store it and all of the excessive packaging is very annoying. 
These also come with applicators that are double ended, ones a sponge tip and the other a brush. I like that its double ended but the curve of the applicator is awkward which makes it difficult to use.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Review: EOS Lip Balm In Strawberry!

Nom Nom Nom, I love this lip balm. This has to be one of the tastiest smelling lip balm I have ever come across.  I have this in the flavor strawberry and I love this scent. I kind of smells like strawberry and cream. I found this at my local Target for about 2.99 dollars and I this is pretty good. This is a very smooth balm that is very hard. The balm is shaped like a dome and the hand can easily grip balm and smooth it on to the lips.
This as a balm is alright, its really nothing super special, it leaves my lips  moisturized and supple. This is best for normal dry lips. It wont be good for super dry lips.
Overall this as a balm is nothing special, but as a yummy smelling one its really good. I really like the scent. Its one of my favorite scented lip balms.