Thursday, July 19, 2012

FOTD featuring Wet N Wild eyeshadow


Wet N Wild has really stepped their game up! I achieved this look using the WNW Comfort Zone palette and had great results an lots of compliments at my friends birthday gathering.

MAC Face and Body Foundation
NYC bronzer in Sun 2 Sun
Estee Lauder blush in Radiant Peach

MAC Prep and Prime Eye (review coming soon)
MAC Quite Natural Paint Pot (I think??)
WNW Color Icon Comfort Zone palette (pictured above)
     colors from left side of palette used:
      3rd color on lid
      1st color on inner corner
      4th color on outer corner
MAC Chromographic eyeliner on waterline
MAC Penultimate eye liner on upper lash line
Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara

Pinky-Nude Buxom pencil used to fill in lips
NYX Cocoa lip liner
MAC Creamsheen glass in Richer, Lusher

Dry twist-out using Curls Whipped Curl Soufflé and Eco Styler gel

Saturday, July 14, 2012

MAC Face and Body Foundation - My Thoughts

Hey Makeup Lovers!

Typically, I am not a foundation wearer. I'll apply it if I'm attending an event at which pictures will be taken (i.e. wedding, maybe girls night, work events) but on a day to day basis I wear minimal makeup which includes finishing powder and maybe concealer and tinted moisturizer.

Recently I've been experimenting with MAC Face & Body Foundation because of its water-based, water resistant, lightweight properties. I have very sensitive skin and have not experienced any breakouts since testing this out for the past few weeks - THUMBS UP!

Water resistant
Sheer but can be layered for a more medium coverage
Photographs well
Dewey finish, but non greasy
Lots of product in the bottle
Great for those with sensitive skin

Sheer coverage -  for those who desire a more full coverage foundation this is not it
Some may not like the dewey finish

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I'm Alive - Quick Post

I'M ALIVE!!! I took a super long hiatus to focus on life -- get my mother married off, complete my Master's program, have a minor medical procedure...and be lazy and not wear/do any makeup. In any case, I am back and seem to have gotten my blogging mojo back (partially thanks to Mr. Jones).

This is just a quick post featuring a lip product with which I have a love/hate relationship; lately it's been all love. I am referring to NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream. I'd been reading great reviews about these products and picked one up about a year ago in the shade 'Antwerp'...not sure what I was expecting, but I was underwhelmed. It was patchy,streaky and drying and has since been collecting dust in my makeup drawer.

Fast forward to a few months ago and I hear a comparison of the Soft Matte Lip Cream in  the shade 'Amsterdam' to MAC Ruby Woo ears perked up...I checked out some pics/reviews online...then drove to my nearest beauty supply to see for myself.



Perhaps the formula has changed over time, maybe I purchased a bad tube, but I have not experienced any of the issues with 'Amsterdam' that I had experienced with 'Antwerp'.

Do any of you own this shade? Would you compare it to MAC's Ruby Woo?

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