Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Make Up Forever & Dracula Musical Contest

For the upcoming “DRACULA” musical (showing at the Palais des Sports in Paris, from the 30th September 2011) by French choreographer Kamel Ouali, MAKE UP FOR EVER and BRAM PRODUCTIONS will be launching, on the 1st of December 2010, an international make up contest which will allow the winner to become the head make up artist of the show and to take part in the make up designs. The contest is open to all talented make-up artists, professional or not. DraculaLeSpectacle.com & MakeUpForever.com

Sassy Afterparty Makeup Look

Yaay! Finally a new look :) This ones really quick and simple, it didn't take long!

Products Used:
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Sassy Grass by MAC
- Afterparty by Sugarpill
- Milk Eye Pencil by NYX
- No7 360 Mascara

Sugarpill Afterparty Review, Pictures & Swatches

Afterparty by Sugarpill Cosmetics is described as a bright turquoise with a semi-pearly sheen. All of these pressed eyeshadows are really well pigmented, and worth every dollar. They blend super easily, and the colours last a long time. The shipping and packaging is awesome. If you want to see more on how the packaging is shipped, click here. Another thing I like about these products is that the logo is actually printed onto the eyeshadow container, it's not a sticker, and also that the name of the eyeshadow is printed on the back. This specific product is Vegan, as well as more eyeshadows. This eyeshadow was regular price, $12.00 for 4g. Sugarpill is one, if not, my favorite makeup brand out there! I strongly encourage people to buy their products if they want great results. I have a new Sugarpill package coming in soon!

Monday, November 29, 2010

MAC Cosmetics Free Overnight Shipping, One Day

Free Overnight Shipping with any purchase on M·A·C Cosmetics Online. Use Code: MACDAY at checkout. Order by 11am ET and receive your order by November 30th. Order between 11:01am ET - 11:59pm ET and receive your order by December 1st

MAC Louder, Please! Review, Pictures & Swatches

Louder, Please was released this year as a limited edition eyeshadow in the Dare to Wear collection by MAC Cosmetics. It is a darker/medium pink colour that is close to red, and has a matte finish. It applies and blends easily. Louder, Please was definitely one of the best pigmented eyeshadows out of the collection (as well as Sassy Grass). This eyeshadow was regular price, $17.50 for 1.5g.

MAC Stars 'N' Rockets Review, Pictures, & Swatches

Stars'n'Rockets is a light purpleish pink with a purple iridescence. I love this colour, it's great for highlighting, but it isn't strongly pigmented. If you want a better result, try applying it wet. A little trick with this eye shadow was shown to me by a MAC rep when I bought it. If you apply a smudgy black eyeliner to your eyelid, and then apply Stars'n'Rockets over that, you get this really nice dark purple colour with the purple iridescence. See the fifth picture for an example. This eyeshadow was regular price, $17.50 for 1.5g.

Nicki Minaj & MAC Cosmetics Pink Friday Lipstick Pictures and Swatches

A package came in the mail today, that could only mean one thing: PINK FRIDAY! I literally JUST got this so I had to upload pictures!!

I friggin LOVE the colour! I might have to compare swatches to MAC's Viva Glam GAGA lipstick.

Cyber Monday 20% Off CherryCulture

20% OFF everything in store AND double rewards with every purchase! November 29th, one day only! Use Code CM20

Sugarpill Cosmetics: Awesome Shipping

Last year, when I first ordered from Sugarpill Cosmetics, I was soo impressed with the packaging that I just had to take pictures to show everyone how great it is. :D

I have a TON of new makeup coming in within the next week and a bit (including more Sugarpill), so stay tuned for more reviews, pictures, and looks!

Artsy Pink and Green Eyes

Another 2009 look that I wanted to post.

Products Used:
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Sky Pink by NYX
- Envy by NYX
- Lime Juice bt NYX
- White by NYX
- Magentini by Annabelle
- Blackest Black Gel Liner by Maybeline
- Aqua Liquid Liner by GOSH
- Show Me Volume Mascara by GOSH

Sunday, November 28, 2010

MAC Sassy Grass Eyeshadow Review, & Pictures

Sassy Grass is a limited edition, very intense, bright, grass green colour with a matte finish from the MAC Dare To Wear Collection. I received it as a gift (hehe, thanks Corey) back in August. This eyeshadow was regular price, $17.50 for 1.5g. The MAC Dare to Wear Collection wasn't really one of my favorites, but when I saw this shade I wanted it so bad! I absolutely adore this eyeshadow, it's highly pigmented and it blends easily. I like pairing it with blues, and other shades of greens. Definitely one of my MAC favorites.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rant: Urban Decay Primer Potion Packaging

When I first heard about Urban Decay's Primer Potion, I looked it up right away because I had never used or owned a primer before. I went to UrbanDecay.com and looked them up. My first impression was "Omg, they're so cute!". They came in three shades- Nude (dries invisibly), Eden (tawney matte finish), and Champagne (shimmer). Each Bottle was $18.00 for 10ml. I went out to Sephora and bought the Nude shade. I've been using it since then, and as promised, it delivered all three "wishes: eyeshadow that lasts, more vibrant and lasting color, and absolutely NO creasing."
So I'm starting to run out of that same first bottle that I bought months ago, and I realized that because of the curvy way the bottle is shaped, you can't get all the product out with the wand. I have seen numerous people who have actually cut or broken the bottle in half to get the rest of the product out, which is a great idea. I really wish I didn't have to though, the genie bottle is so cute.

Another solution to this problem is that Urban Decay came out with a new Primer Potion in a Professional Size. $29.00 for (25ml- available in Nude) which is %150 larger than the Potion Bottle.

This is definitely something I'd invest in once I run out of my Primer Potion!

Urban Decay now sells a Lip Primer stick ($20), a Brightening Complexion Primer Potion ($30), Eyelash Primer Potion ($20), and different sizes of the original Primer Potions. Click here to view available Primer products by Urban Decay.

Dramatic Rainbow Makeup Look

I did this dramatic look months ago, but I loved it so much I had to post it! :)

Products Used
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Buttercupcake by Sugarpill
- Sassy Grass by MAC
- Afterparty by Sugarpill
- Louder, Please by MAC
- 360 Lashes by No7
- Milk Jumbo Pencil by NYX

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Crown Brushes: PP5 Review and Pictures

DUAL LENGHT POWDER BRUSH: I bought this brush in November at IMATS in Toronto for $7.63. You can purchase them online at CrownBrush.co.uk from the "Perfectly Pink" series.

First Impressions: This is a larger brush, and I love the pink packaging. The bristles are soft, and it resembles the MAC #187 brush.

Ease Of Use: This brush is great for powders! If you use it for liquids or creams the brush WILL shed.

This brush was definitely worth the money, I am hoping to order some more brushes from that series soon!