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Review: Wet N Wild MegaEyes Black Creme Liner

30 Nov

The next few beauty-centric posts are gonna deal with eyeliner! Woo!

Ever since Wet N Wild revamped their products, they seem to have flooded the beauty blogging world. I can’t tell you how awesome I think this is! The fact that you can now buy necessary, quality beauty items at more than reasonable prices (especially when there’s a sale!) is so important, especially in these hard economic times.

The Wet N Wild product I’m reviewing today is the black Creme Liner from their MegaEyes line. I think it’s important to note that, while similar, this is not a gel liner like MAC Fluidline. (A misconception I was under when I bought it.) It has a slightly thicker consistency, but it is by no means difficult to work with. It’s actually quite lovely! Even using the strangely wide brush that comes with it (I don’t think the brush is that great, as you can see in the swatch it doesn’t make a thin line), the creme liner applies smoothly and easily. It dries down to a matte finish and seems to stay fairly well.

I will say that I have a problem with eyeliners in general. They all seem to melt off when put anywhere that’s not right above my upper lashline. Unfortunately this one is no different. However, I love using this when I am doing a look just for a photo. If I’m taking it off in 10 minutes anyway, wear time doesn’t matter!

It looks like an alien space ship! ^_^

❤ Tia

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Review: Sugarpill Pressed Shadows

23 Jul

Sugarpill is a makeup brand devoted to bold, bright colors and high quality products. I bought one of their four-shadow pallets (The Sweetheart Pallet) and and two individual pressed shadows (Bulletproof and Buttercupcake).

I ordered it on a Friday, it shipped on Monday and I received it the following Friday. It felt like forever because I was so excited about getting them; but one week for delivery, especially since I ordered on a Friday, was really good, especially from an ‘indie’ makeup brand. And look at this cute little shipping box!

Anywho, on to the products! They arrived in the coolest packaging ever.

I also ordered some stickers and got a free sample of Goldilux loose shadow, along with a really pretty Sugarpill business card.

The pallet looks amazing, and though it’s not plastic, it is made from a sturdy cardboard (no, it’s not cheap feeling at all!) and doesn’t get smudgy finger prints on it.

The mirror on the inside is huge in comparison to a compact mirror, and the shadows look AMAZING. I couldn’t stop smiling when I saw them. The swatches on the website are exactly the colors I saw when I opened the pallet, which is rare even when dealing with high-end brands. I could tell a lot of effort went into making the swatches accurate, unlike other brands I have seen who Photoshop and color-correct their site swatches.

Bulletproof (L) Buttercupcake (R)

Dollipop

Midori

Tako

Afterparty

Buttercupcake

Bulletproof

These shadows are so pigmented it’s RIDICULOUS. Here are the swatches.The two lines in the middle are over Too Faced Shadow Insurance, the two on the outside ends are over nothing. (i.e. nothing, TFSI, TFSI, nothing)

Midori (L) Dollipop (R) (Flash)

Midori (L) Dollipop (R) (Natural light)

Tako (L) Afterparty (R) (Flash)

Tako (L) Afterparty (R) (Natural light)

Buttercupcake from L-R No base, Too Faced SI, NYX Milk

Bulletproof (TFSI, nothing)

Bulletproof (TFSI, nothing) w/flash

Bulletproof looks like it had shimmer in it, but it doesn’t show up at all when applied – this black looks completely matte on the lid.

Midori and Afterparty are the easiest to apply, because they are not entirely matte.They are both bright and true-to-color, and they are GORGEOUS.

Dollipop is freakishly pigmented and insanely bright, definitely a standout matte pink. I can’t think of any dupe for Dollipop. But let me warn you, it tends to stain the skin for some reason. So be ready to use oil-based eye makeup remover or look a little strange. haha.

Buttercupcake is the shadow I had the highest expectations for – I’ve been trying to find a pigmented yellow for like 3 years. Every yellow shadow I tried applied sheer and made me look like my liver was failing. But Sugarpill did it right, ya’ll! It’s so bright I couldn’t get it to photograph well, which means it’s everything I wanted and more! It’s not only opaque, it applies like a dream. It’s a true matte, bright yellow color. This is true love, people.

Tako seems to swatch a little bit powdery, but it’s not that way at all when I use it normally. It’s a great highlight color, and goes on SO smoothly.

Overall: I will never stop using these shadows. They.Are.Amazing. They really reminded me to be adventurous – I thought I would never use Dollipop (part of me was sure I would look somehow diseased), but once I tried it, there was no going back. I will never not wear hot pink eyeshadow again. As long as it’s Dollipop.

Also, looking at the swatches, you can see that even without primer, these babies are gonna show up well. As for wear, I haven’t tried them without primer (darn you, oily lids!!!) but I have a feeling they might stand up to it… If you try it let me know!

A note on brush usage – I’ve noticed that Dollipop and Afterparty, moreso than the rest of the pressed shadows, really stain my brushes, so be prepared to use a separate brush for each (unless you don’t care, lol).

A couple looks using Sugarpill pressed shadows:

Sugarpill Dollipop

Bulletproof and Afterparty (With crazy lashes!!!)

❤ Tia

FOTD: Disney Princess Series – Alice

5 May

This face of the day is inspired by Alice from Alice in Wonderland. And the eyes are done completely with E.L.F. eye shadows! Enjoy!

Alice in Wonderland

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Review and Swatches: E.L.F. BeautyBook Smoky Eye Edition

4 May

One of my friends gifted this pallet to me and I am IN LOVE! First I’ll show you the shadows and get my swatch on.

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FOTD: Blue Smoke

22 Apr

I wore this look out the other night and I really liked it. This is my go-to eyeshadow combination for a blue smokey eye.

Products used:

Eyes:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight

Urban Decay Oil Slick (Outer corner)

UD Goddess (Crease)

UD Shattered (Lid)

Maybelline Ultra Liner liquid liner in Black (top lashline)

Covergirl Lashblast Fusion in Very Black

Ulta brand Automatic Eyeliner in Black (top and bottom waterlines, lower lashline)

Face:

UD Pore Perfecting Primer Potion

Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in 1N1 ECRU 16

Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer in Ivory Light 235

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream Light 4-5

Too Faced Snow Bunny (Bronzer/blush)

Brows:

Covergirl Brow & Eye Makers in Midnight Brown

Lips:

MAC Viva Glam Gaga I Lipglass

Note: Do you like this kind of format for makeup look, with pictures of the products instead of just a list? Leave a comment and let me know what you prefer! ❤

Review: China Glaze Crackle Glaze

28 Feb

Okay lovelies, time to take a look at some nail polish!

Since crackle is making a fabulous comeback, I decided to try it out. I bought two of the China Glaze crackles:

Cracked Cement

Black Mesh

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