Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Amuse 8 Color High Definition Eyeshadow Kit (Review/Swatches)

This Amuse Cosmetics eyeshadow palette features 8 quarter sized eye shadows that are very pigmented, shimmery colors (see The Look: Fever) the palette features a mirror on the back, and a clear casing on the front. They are easy to blend and long lasting with the right eyeshadow base. I used a eyeshadow brush for application but found the consistency of the shadows to be creamy not powdery, so I just used my fingers. I give this product 5 out of 5 stars. (Above are swatches of the shadow colors on my wrist without a primer or base) Can be found on: $4.00USD

The Look: Fever

Look created with Amuse 8 Color High Definition Eyeshadow Kit, NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in 604 Milk as a shadow base and highlight. Prestige Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Almay Pure Blends Mascara in Black.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Look: Blue Magic

Look created with NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in 604 Milk, NYX Eyeshadow in ES63A Cryptonite, NYX Eyeshadow in ES27 White Pearl, Ultramarine Blue pigment.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Look: Nightmare

Look created with L.A. Colors Glittering Starlet Eyeshadow in Claudette GP88. NYX White Pearl ES27 NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow 604 Milk.
E.L.F Eyelid Primer

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wet N Wild Lipstick: 525D & 511B

These swatches of two of my favorite Wet N Wild lipsticks. from left to right, 525D and 511B. 525D is said to be a dupe for Mac's Up The Amp lipstick. I do not have Mac Up The Amp, but from looking at swatches online the two colors look pretty similar. 511B is a bright pink color, very flattering for all skin types. Each color $.99 at local Walgreen's Drugstore.

The Look: Barbie

Look created with all Madison Lee eye shadows: Pledge, I bleed blue, Sunset, Breathe, Lapdance. ELF Eyelid Primer, Prestige Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Almay Pure Blends Mascara in Black.

The Look: Sunset

Look created with NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette
ESP10C 02 Strike A Pose (The Runway Collection)
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk as base. Prestige Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Almay Pure Blends Mascara in Black

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Look: Groupie

Look created with all NYX Eye shadows: ES84 Cherry, ES94 Luxor, ES63A Cryptonite, ES27 White Pearl, NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in 604 Milk as a shadow base. Prestige Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Almay Pure Blends Mascara in Black.

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Haul/Swatches!

(From left to right, top to bottom)130 Electric Blue, 40 Eternal Flame, 60 Bermuda Sunset, 115 Sparkling Wine, 110 Mystic Blue. My favorite color out of the five is 115 Sparkling Wine, it is highly pigmented pearl color. The rest aren't so pigmented. Used NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk as a base, in swatch above.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


This may be a makeup guru's best kept secret. Maybe. L.A. Colors Glittering Starlet Eyeshadow come in 8 different palettes each named after Hollywood starlet's from the past! How awesome is that! Pictured above (from top to bottom) GP87 Ingrid, GP83 Marilyn, GP82 Elizabeth (my favorite), GP84 Ginger, GP88 Claudette, GP85 Bette, also comes in Jean, and Audrey which are not pictured, because I do not have those two. I was pleasantly surprised by the pigment and blend-ability of these colors, as well as the amount of glitter they hold. I give them a 4 out of 5. Recommendations: eyeshadow brush and a primer. Not a base.
Rich color
Cute palette w/ mirror inside
Alot of glitter fallout
Dime sized shadows

Madison Lee Eyeshadow Swatches!

As you all know I have been mixing mica and pigments together and coming up with my own eyeshadow colors which will be available for purchase soon, the pans are 26mm and fit in most palettes, but are not magnetized. I will have palettes available as well in the future. The price will be $2.50USD for each pan. My colors are highly pigmented go on very smooth, and long lasting. More info coming soon! (eyeshadow colors above from left to right) Penny for your thoughts (copper), Blonde Ambition (gold), I Bleed Blue (blue), Kissing You (lavender silver).

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My True Blue....

Products used in photo: (NYX Eyeshadow in Blue Marine, NYX Eyeshadow in White Pearl on brow bone and NYX Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk as a highlight. NYX Eyebrow Pencil in 902 Brown. NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl!) For the last six months I have been in search of the perfect blue eyeshadow color, I didn't want just any blue I wanted a knock your socks off color blue to envy. I even thought I would find it in my Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Palette's. (I have 3, 88 Ultra Shimmer, 88 Matte/Shimmer, and 56 Blush/Eyeshadow) And the colors in these palettes are beautiful. But they are in a palette and not a single shadow that I can order time and time again. So I scanned NYX Cosmetics website, and compared all the swatches of blue and took my pick. I really wanted ES40A Frosted Ocean which is a glitter/shimmer. But I also wanted a matte color, so I settled for second best, so I thought, when I got the color and swatched it on my hand it had a shine to it, it was not matte after all, the color is advertised as matte. Could it be an error, I turned the shadow around and looked at the name just to sure. Yep! ES77A Blue Marine, I am in love. The color blends beautifully and when blended with ES27 White Pearl (Frosty) it turns light blue. I was searching a didn't give up and now I have found my true blue.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Revlon Photo Ready Foundation in 011 Cappuccino w/ SPF 20 $13.99

This foundation provides light to medium coverage depending on how much is used and how it is blending. The color is more orange looking than anything and kind of stains your fingers and hands so I recommend not using your fingers so not to make a mess. A foundation brush or makeup sponge will be better, as it provides a more even coverage anyway. This foundation comes in a cute round bottle 1 Fl. Oz./30 ML. And unlike other liquid foundations it comes with a dispensing pump somewhat like Smashbox Studio Seamless Foundation in Cocoa $36.00, and actually the colors favor each other alot, so it makes a good dupe, if you don't want to spend $36.00 for Smashbox. It is alittle pricey for a drugstore brand but it is totally worth it, your skin looks refreshed and luminous. I recommend using a primer underneath this foundation for maximum staying power, and to set the foundation dusting a light amount of mineral veil or Revlon's Mineral Finishing Powder in Suntan Matte $13.99 at CVS Pharmacy, over your foundation. I give this product 3 out of 5 stars. For having SPF, and cute bottle. Available in Caramel and Mocha. (For Golden to Dark Skin)