Friday, September 28, 2012

urban decay black palette

 A provocative palette of six black-based eye shadows and one 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil.
This glittery black compact with mirror features a daring palette of five black-based, glimmering, jewel-toned eyeshadows, and Urban Decay's darkest matte black eyeshadow, Black Dog, for adding dimension like never before. The set comes complete with a travel-size 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero and a mini genie bottle of Eyeshadow Primer Potion.
This set contains:- 6 x 0.04 oz eye shadows in Black Dog (richest matte black), Barracuda (black with silver sparkly shift), Jet (black with purple sparkly shift), Sabbath (black with blue sparkly shift), Cobra (black with golden sparkly shift), Libertine (black with emerald sparkly shift)- 0.03 oz Travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero (black)- Mini Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden (matte nude)
pigmentation: 5
packaging: 5
price: 5
quality: 5
Madison's recommendation: "if you like dark smokey eyes, this palette is for you".
 black dog, barracuda, jet
 sabbath, cobra, libertine
urban decay primer potion (eden) urban decay 24/7 glide on pencil (zero)
 shadow swatches on top of  urban decay (eden) primer potion

black dog- matte black
barracuda-blue silver
sabbath- colbolt blue
libertine-dark green

Thursday, September 27, 2012

FOTD: Pin Up Glam featuring NYX Perfect Red

 (Cheeks) Icing Waterproof Bronzing Beads: Medium To Dark
 ( Lid) Cover Girl Gold Sizzle (Crease) Beauties Factory #579 (Brow bone) Jordana Toast Eyeshadow
 bareMinerals foundation: Golden Deep, Ben Nye Banana Powder, Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer (Latte)
( Lid) Cover Girl Gold Sizzle (Crease) Beauties Factory #579 (Brow bone) Jordana Toast Eyeshadow
 NYX Matte Lipstick (Perfect Red), L.A. Colors lip liner pencil (Forever Red)
Earrings, FOREVER21, Ring (Madison's Own) Nails, Sinful Colors Open Seas

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Azealia Banks! M.A.C Yung Rapunzel Lipstick!

The Tale Of Three Primers...Stila, Sephora, & Korres

left to right: Stila Hydrating Primer, Sephora Anti Shine Primer, Korres Face Primer
What it is:
A moisturizing primer.

What it does:
Hydrating Primer SPF 15 is step one of Stila's four steps to a purely flawless face. This good-for-you primer provides time-released skincare benefits and maintains hydration levels in the skin for a perfectly-prepped palette.What else you need to know:The innovative formula contains dermaxyl, for anti-aging and hydration benefits, and time-released hyaluronic acid spheres that plump the skin for a soft, moisturized feel.
What it is:
A silky smooth primer that penetrates quickly to mattify the complexion.

What it does:
Keep a matte complexion for eight hours with this velvety smooth primer, specially formulated to mattify instantly while absorbing excess sebum. The special formula creates an excellent canvas for concealer or foundation, ensuring smoother application and longer, more-even wear.
What else you need to know:
This oil-free formula is non-comedogenic and dermatologically tested.
What it is:
A silicone-free, 99 percent natural, antioxidant-rich face primer that creates the perfect canvas for makeup application.

What it does:
Rich in skin-soothing botanicals and vitamin E, this 99 percent natural formula refines skin texture without silicone, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and reduces pore size. Your skin will be primed and ready for a makeup application.
left to right: Korres, Sephora, Stila

The Verdict:
Korres looks and feels more like a lotion than anything, it has a nice smell to it though, does not control oil.
Stila's Hydrating primer is a nice thick SPF lotion like primer, but does not control my oily skin either.
Sephora's primer does a good job at controlling my oily skin and keeping it matte.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight Illuminating Powder

What It Is:
Capture the ethereal glow and ultra flattering light of a romantic candlelit dinner, anytime. Our multi-tasking, breathable, vitamin-enriched powder applies to fresh skin or over foundation to set makeup and impart a soft-focused glow. A powerful dose of skin-saving antioxidants help to protect and soothe tired skin, while the golden-peachy tone warms and illuminates your complexion reducing the appearance of fine lines and imperfections. 

More To Love: 
  • Vitamin A: Natural antioxidant that works to balance, hydrate and soften skin.  
  • Vitamin C: Helps generate healthier collagen production for a more supple, firm and brighter complexion. Chamomile: Instantly calms, soothes and banishes irritation for sensitive skin as natural antioxidants heal and protect. 
  • Complexion Enhancer: Skin-illuminating and reflective pigments brighten complexion for a romantic soft-lighting effect.  
  • Translucent Shade: From the fairest to the deepest of skin tones, our ultra silky, adjustable powder formula gives every complexion a soft-focused, lit-from-within finish.

Net Weight:
.32 Oz. (Metric: 9 g)

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Serica/Silk/Soie, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Algae Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Punica Granatum Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polysilicon, Laureth-12, Gold, PEG/PPG-4/12 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Methicone, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492).