Wednesday, December 1, 2010
In other news, I was shopping at Winners yesterday and noticed they have ABT (Advanced Beauty Tools) brushes for a MUCH lower price than at their online store. I decided to forgo the brushes since I just got 15 new brushes from Coastal Scents, but I keep thinking about them so I might have to go back and pick up a set just to try. I'm really curious to see how well they actually work. And the brush obsession continues....
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Check it out..
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Ben Nye Creme Color in Yellow
- Inglot matte yellow eyeshadow
- NYX matte black eyeshadow (for the crease colour and eyeliner)
- MAC Smolder eyeliner for the waterline
- Ardell Lashes
Monday, November 29, 2010
|Creative Me Combo Set|
I am getting:
The Creative Me combo set
1 lip pencil
2 dual eyeliner pencils
New Smokey Eyeshadow palette (which I plan on giving away as a gift)
I'll let you know how this works out - I am especially excited about the brushes :)
The website is http://www.coastalscents.com/
Monday, September 27, 2010
You have to spend $26.50 CAD before taxes and this is what you get:
Friday, September 17, 2010
By the way, this girl has the most amazing skin and beautiful features so doing her makeup was truly a pleasure.
|Photography: Charity Swords|
Ben Nye Creme Colors as an eyeshadow base
Inglot and 88-Pallete yellow eyeshadow
Variety of purple shadows from the Coastal Scents 88 Matte palette
NYX black eyeshadow as liner
Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara
P.S. I really really love that mascara. It really lengthens and keeps the lashes curled. Check out this picture:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I got Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express for $3.99! (Regular price 7.99). This was a great find, it's actually one of my favourite mascaras.
I also got L'Oreal Voluminous for $4.99 (regular price $8.99). I really didn't plan on buying any makeup, let alone TWO mascaras but I just couldn't resist the price. They also had a few of the L'Oreal HIP shadows on sale so I picked up the silver/black one.
I will try the L'Oreal mascara and the shadow over the next couple of days and will report back.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I primed one eye with Primer Potion and the other with Shadow Insurance. I then applied Smashbox eyeshadow and waited for the results. About 12 hours later, the results are in...and not as exciting as I anticipated. Both products delivered and work pretty much the same way. The only difference I noticed is that the eyeshadow was slightly (very slightly) darker on the eye that was primed using the Urban Decay primer.
So which one do I prefer? Too Faced Shadow Insurance and only because it's packaging is easier to use and more hygienic. Not to mention half of the product is wasted as the original packaging of the Primer Potion is horrible. Although good news for UDPP lovers - Urban Decay released a limited edition large Primer Potion that is packaged the same way as Shadow Insurance. I might buy it for my kit.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance $18 USD 0.35 oz
Urban Decay Primer Potion $18 USD 0.34 oz
Urban Decay Primer Potion $29 USD 0.85 oz
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
So today I thought, what if using water is just as effective as the eyeliner sealer and decided to do a little experiment. I did one eye using the eyeliner sealer and the other using water. Hate to disappoint, but the eye that was done with water had smudged approximately 30 minutes after it was done. The other eye is still perfect 10 hours later. And yes I did spend the whole day at work with one eye perfect and the other smudged...hopefully not a lot of people noticed since i was wearing my glasses. Oh the things I do for makeup ...lol
Cinema Secrets Eyeliner Sealer - $7.49 USD on the site linked above
Lise Watier Metamorfix Liquid Transformer - $14 CAD at Shoppers
Makeup Forever Eye Seal - $20 USD at Sephora
Some eyeshadows are not formulated to be used with an eyeliner sealer (or water for that matter) and will glaze over and harden. There isn't really much that can be done after the fact, so I suggest you test a corner of your shadow first.
Monday, August 30, 2010
This is what I used (all products NYX unless stated otherwise):
- Jumbo eye pencil in Hot Pink as the base
- Chrome Eyeshadow - in Canary, Orange, Fuschsia and Bayou
- Black eyeshadow mixed with Cinema Secrets Eye Liner Sealer to create liquid eyeliner
- Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara
Sunday, August 29, 2010
As is the case with most of my make-up purchases, I picked up this lip gloss on a whim at Fortinos. I used to use some Marcelle products wayyyyy back when, so I thought why not try it again.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
So I log in to the site, all excited, and lo and behold the prices went up! Well technically they didn't go up, but they are now quoted in US dollars! So the palette that was 4.99 GBP is now listed as $10.00. It's not a HUGE difference per se but when you want to buy every single item on the site, it does add up.
Now it looks like I will hold off on buying Sleek makeup and wait (pray) for it to become available in stores in Canada.
Monday, March 22, 2010
The 14-piece Adesign brush set (pictured above) is on sale for $99 (regularly retails for $175). I own this set and have been quite happy with it. There are definitely certain brushes that I like more in this set than others so I will point out the ones I really like to use. Check these brushes out at www.adesignbrushes.com
Small Concealer - great for spot coverage and can also be used as a lip brush
All Over Shadow - is a big fluffy eyeshadow brush that's great to apply just a wash of colour all over the eyelid. Sometimes I also use it to highlight the top of the cheekbones or the bridge of the nose - it's the perfect size for that
Eye 4 - is a good all-purpose small brush. You can use it as an eyeliner brush, to smudge the eyeliner or for detail work
Groomer - what's awesome about this groomer is the fact that it comes with a brush/comb on one end and angled eyebrow brush on the other. It's a perfect 2-in-1 for defining eyebrows
I also like all the face brushes (except the XL Powder because it is simply too big but can be used to add shimmer to the collarbone area or even legs).
Saturday, March 20, 2010
So I have been waiting for SOOOOO long for this line to be available online for purchase. Their palettes seem absolutely amazing and the price is super low. The eyeshadow palettes are of particular interest to me and they are only 4.99 GBP which works out to roughly $7.63 CAD. That's less than $1 per eyeshadow! I am so tempted to order BUT I promised myself I would hold back on any more make-up purchases this month. Let's see if I can exercise any self control for the next 10 days. :)
Check out the products at www.sleekmakeup.com
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Pros of using a foundation brush:
-can be more sanitary
-doesn't waste product (sponges absorb some foundation)
-can result in streaky application (unless you have the right brush) which means you will still have to buff your foundation in with a sponge or a natural hair brush
Do what works for you and try different methods. More often than not, I prefer to use a natural hair brush (like a blush brush) to apply foundation - it looks airbrushed! But I also often use my fingers especially if I only want a sheer layer