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Tuesday
Oct222013

Top 10 Makeup Palettes.

I own more makeup palettes that any other makeup. Well, except for maybe lipgloss. Or lipstick. No, make that mascara. Or eyeliner. Well, you get the point. I have a lot of makeup. I buy a lot of makeup palettes because it's where I get a lot of bang for the buck.

I change my makeup palettes out seasonally and always wind up buying one or two more each season.

The Best Makeup Palettes for Your Money

Here are my top 10 favorite makeup palettes.

1. Stila In the Light Palette

I am on my second Stila In the Light Palette. Though I do have so many simialr shades, I really needed them again. I love the formula and the shades and use them for everyday looks.

2. Bobbi Brown Antigua Face Palette

This is one of my go to palettes for travel and it comes with me whenever I go to Florida. It has everything I need for day or night looks.

3. Urban Decay NAKED Basics

This basics palette is perfect in every way. I use it often, as it is a "basic" palette and have bought one for my daughter as well. I'm sure I will be replacing this one too.

4. Too Faced 
Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Palette

This is another one of those that I am sure I will be replacing. I use it for everyday makeup looks when I want  a little bit of a kick of shimmer.

5. Anastasia She Wears It Well Eye Shadow Palette

This is another more natural shade eye shadow palette, but with more rich shades, some shimmer and some matte. I really like the long wearing formula.

6. Bobbi Brown Tortoiseshell Eye Palette

I used this all summer long for the last three years and really wish I had a replacement because I am at the bottom of a few of these warm shimmering shades.

7. Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette

For smokey eyes, this is my go to eyeshadow palette. These are so ultra blendable and perfectly pigmented.

8. NARS Hearts New York City Eye & Cheek Palette

I bought this on a whim earlier in the year when traveling and I am so happy that I did. It is one of those that travels well and has everything I need for an everyday look.

9. MAC Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Palette

This is another summer palette, but I used this for summer nights out.

10. Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Palette

An oldie but goodie, I love these baked shadows. The super soft shadows are beautiful in color and formula. I really need her to make another one.

 

Monday
Oct212013

The Best Halloween & Vampy Makeup.

Halloween will be here before you know it. Whether you are going all decked out in costume or just want to vamp it up in style for the season, there is plenty of makeup that will have you looking the part. Here are some of my favorites.

The Best Vampy Makeup for Halloween

EYES

MAC Pro Palette X6 Spider Queen and The Monsters Bride
Each palette has six shades for a multitude of creative Halloween makeup looks. Beware! These shades are not for the faint of heart.
Price: $44.00 each at MAC Cosmetics

L’Oréal Paris The Blackbuster by Infallible
This easy-to-use liquid eyeliner delivers a thick line in just one stroke.
Price: $8.95 at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream in Anthracite and Black
Super dark and black smoky eyes are the hottest when they are their darkest and now it he time you can pull them off. These shades will get you there and this long wearing formula will not budge.
Price: $23.00 each at Sephora

LIPS

MAC Lipstick in Cyber
This super deep plum satin lipstick is a deep dark vampy treat.
Price: $15.00 at MAC Cosmetics

CARGO Essential Lip Color in Bordeaux
Create the perfect vamp look with CARGO’s high color saturation and lip plumping benefits in one covetable product.
Price: $22.00 at CargoCosmetics.com and ULTA

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Shame

This lipstick will leaves lips drenched in a deep berry color for a night full of tricks and treats.
Price: $19.00 at Sephora

MAC Lip Pencil in Currant And Brick
Deep lip colors for deep lip pencils these shades definitely do the "trick".
Price: $15.00 each at MAC Cosmetics

NAILS

Nails Inc. Leather Effect Polish in Noho
A back polish with a leather-effect? That's the vampiest it gets! This polish applies glossy but dries down into a chic leather look without the need for a top coat.
Price: $11.00 at Sephora

OPI Nail Polish in Lincoln Park After Dark
Deep, dark and sexy. It's where midnight met purple and never turned back.
Price: $8.00 at beauty.com  

Tuesday
Oct082013

Top 10 Fall Collection Makeup Items 2013.

Even though it has not felt like it is fall (what is with the beautifully warm weather that I don't dare complain about), the calendar says it is in fact fall. I have been playing with a bit of fall makeup, but there is a lot more that I want to try. These are the top 10 makeup items that I am really loving from the 2013 fall collections.

Top 10 Makeup Items for Fall

1. CHANEL Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Gri-Gri

2. NARS Eyeshadow Single in Yamal

3. MAC Fluidline in Deliciously Rich

4. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked

5. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Style Eye-Con No.7 Plus Shadow Palette in The Lolita

6. CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Mystere

7. Smashbox Fade to Black Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette in Fade In

8. MAC Powder Blush in Bad Girl Gone Good

9. CHANEL Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Color in Icone

10. Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette

I guess you can tell I am really into changing up my eye looks for fall. I have so many options, which I love. Yes, some are similar, but those that are do have subtle differences. Those differences are what make different makeup looks my own.

 

 

Best Fall Makeup

Friday
Oct042013

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick & 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil.

Urban Decay has launched and relaunched two great products that will have lips drenched in beautiful color this fall. We all know that creamy color is where it's at. Whether it's bright, bold or neutral, highly pigmented color that lasts and feels great on the lips is a must. Urban Decay has managed to do just that with Revolution Lipstick and to go with it, the 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil.

Fall Lips: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick & 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

Revolution Lipstick - $22.00

This lipstick is so good. Really. It features a creamy formula unlike any other I have ever tried before. It is super thick and feels almost cushiony on the lips. It feels like a super hydrating lip balm, but better. Each of the 22 shades are highly pigmented. From gorgeous nudes to bold brights, there is something here for everyone. I am partial to nude or rosy nude shades. I am loving Naked, Naked2, Liar and Native. The complete list of shades:

  • 69 - Bright Red with Pink Undertone
  • Anarchy - Bright Fuchsia
  • Bang - Bright Orange-Red
  • Catfight - Pink Fuchsia with Slight Red Undertone
  • F-Bomb - Classic Red
  • Fiend - Muted Rose
  • Jilted - Deep Fuchsia Shimmer with Blue Shift
  • Liar - Pink-Brown Nude
  • Lovelight - Pale Peachy-Pink Shimmer
  • Manic - Soft Wine
  • Naked - Nude-Pink
  • Naked2 - Medium Beige-Nude
  • Native - Pale Pink
  • Obsessed - Bright Baby Pink
  • Protest - Sheer Peachy Nude
  • Rapture - Dusty Rose
  • Rush - Pink Mauve
  • Shame  Deep Berry
  • Streak - Coral Pink
  • Strip - Sheer Medium Mauve-Nude
  • Turn On - Rosy Pink
  • Venom - Bright Plum

24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil - $19.00

I have a love hate relationship with lip pencils. I use them everyday, but I really hate the way they feel. I obviously had never tried this one before, because this pencil really does glide onto lips. 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil glides on lips with ease. It is super creamy yet stays in place. It is super long-lasting and provides a waterproof base that helps to make lipstick last longer. I like to match my lipstick to my pencil to further extend wear, and I love that there are matching liner shades to the new Revolution lipsticks. There is also a clear shade, which is brilliant, called Ozone. I am definitely picking that one up. The complete list of shades:

  • 69 - Classic Red
  • Anarchy - Bright Fuchsia
  • Bang - Bright Orange-Red
  • Deep - Warm Brown-Nude
  • Jilted - Deep Fuchsia-Pink
  • Liar - Mauve Nude
  • Manic - Rosy Wine
  • Naked - Nude-Pink
  • Naked2 - Medium Beige-Nude
  • Native - Pale Pink
  • Obsessed - Baby Pink
  • Ozone - Clear
  • Rush - Pink Mauve with Soft Pearl
  • Streak - Coral Pink with Soft Pearl
  • Turn On - Rose-Pink with Soft Pearl
  • Venom - Rich Plum

Both products are available now from Sephora, ULTA, select Macy's, beauty.com and urbandecay.com.

Actress Jamie Chung stopped by Urban Decay’s “The Kisshibition” in New York City yesterday to pick up the a new Revolution Lipstick collection and watch live performance art by Natalie Irish, the kisser of the canvases, while enjoying music spun by DJ Kiss. Jamie looked stunning wearing a Badgley Mischka dress, Christian Louboutin heels, and Urban Decay’s Revolution Lipstick in F-Bomb.

The best fall lipstick: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick