Makeup Tutorial: Kristen Stewart W Magazine







Products used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion and Naked Palette
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
Maybelline Falsies mascara
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse foundation
Sally Girl Bronzer
Smashbox Soft Lights highlight

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Born With It
Maybelline Dream Mousse concealer (discontinued, any concealer will do!)
NYX lip liner pencil in Natural

Coastal Scents angle brush and eyeshadow brush
Sonia Kashuk pointed blending brush and large crease brush
MAC 168 brush

I'm doing a Wet n' Wild Comfort Zone palette giveaway!

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Makeup Tutorial: Freida Pinto Planet of the Apes Premiere





Product list:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Wet n' Wild Comfort Zone Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline Master Drama Cream Eyeliner Pencil in Midnight Master
Maybelline Falsies mascara

ELF blush in Candid Coral
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse foundation

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick in Plum Shine
Wet n' Wild lipstick in 508A

Coastal Scents eyeshadow and powder brushes
Sonia Kashuk pointed blending brush and crease brush

Makeup Tutorial: Easy Wearable Jealousy Wakes Look



Products used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama Cream Eyeliner in Midnight Master
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
Stila Kitten eyeshadow
NYX eyeshadows in Eucalyptus and Dune
MAC Jealously Wakes eyeshadow
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse foundation
Studio Gear powder blush in Sierra

NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Smokey Look

Coastal Scents angle brush and powder brush
Sonia Kashuk pointed blending brush and large crease brush

Makeup Tutorial: Olivia Wilde Nylon Magazine Inspired




Products used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
BH Cosmetics 1st Edition 120 color Palette (shimmery purple, matte light purple, dark shimmery purple, shimmery charcoal gray)
Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama Cream Eyeliner in Midnight Master
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
Stila Kitten Eyeshadow
Maybelline One by One Mascara in Very Black

Nars Orgasm blush
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Pop Beauty Lipstick (no longer available, any sheer nude lipstick will do!)
NYX Round Lipgloss in Whipped

Coastal Scents eyeshadow brush, angle brush, powder brush
Sonia Kashuk pointed blending brush and large crease brush

Just for LOLs: Beauty Addict Kitty

I'm laughing SO hard right now looking at these! Found them on Tumblr:

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Obsession: Zoya Nail Polish in Jules

Zoya Jules Nail Polish
Jules is a BEAUTIFUL polish. It's a beige/gray base loaded with tons of gold and silver micro glitter. I actually liked it with just one coat (it was sheer, yet still very sparkly), but I still decided to use two coats. The formula went on smoothly without streak-age. I'm a sucker for gold nail polish, but this is definitely one of my new favorites.

Makeup Tutorial: Summer Party Look



This is a party look that's great for summer nights. Hope you all enjoy!

Products used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Milani Baked Eyeshadow in Melange
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in stash
Maybelline Eye Studio  Master Drama Cream Eyeliner in Midnight Master
Maybelline One by One Mascara in Very Black
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation (applied before video)
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips blush

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Coral Crush
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef

Coastal Scents eyeshadow brush, angle brush, powder brush
Sonia Kashuk pointed blending brush and large crease brush

L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional The One Sweep Eyeshadow



L'Oreal Studio Secrets Professional The One Sweep Eyeshadow in 808 Smoky for Brown Eyes





From the beginning, I was a little skeptical of this product. Alright, a LOT skeptical. Freida Pinto looks beyond gorgeous in the advertisement, but I knew that it really wouldn't be as easy as one sweep of an eyeshadow brush. I decided to give it a try since something intrigued me about it.

First off, the pigmentation is not very good at all. To get those swatches I had to press the sponge applicator down really hard. And even then, the color pay-off was below average. The shadow is very uneven when applied, so one sweep didn't do the job. I had to try 2 or 3 times just to get a decent photo. The first time, it was too streaky. The second time, all of the colors muddled together and looked splotchy. I think that part of the problem is that the oddly-shaped applicator doesn't fit my eye. If you have more almond-shaped eyes, then it's a problem. Overall, it doesn't look horrible, but it's not worth the trouble. You're much better off applying shadows one at a time.The concept is nice, but the execution just wasn't there.

Maybe it just takes some getting used to, but I can't help feeling like I wasted $10 was wasted on this. Womp womp!

Obsession: Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama Cream Pencils


Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama Cream Pencil in Midnight Master

After 6 hours of wear

New Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama Cream Pencils promise creamy application, intense color pay-off, and 24 hour smudge-proof and water-proof wear. Let's break down the claims one by one:
  • Application: SMOOTH as buttah! It glided on without any tugging or pulling.  The texture is really great and is super creamy, just as Maybelline claims. If you want to smudge it, you can, but I recommend doing so the second you apply it. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be. The pencil comes sharpened, but as you use it the tip becomes flat and stays flat as you twist up more product. That makes it difficult (but not impossible) to make really, really thin lines.
  • Pigmentation: As you can see from the swatches, the color pay-off is pretty good. It goes on jet black in one pass and only gets better if you add another layer or two.
  • Wear: Decent, but not even close to 24 hours. The first time I tried it, the liner lasted about 4 hours before I experienced some minor fading on the waterline. In the picture above, I set it with a a small amount of matte black eyeshadow and after about 6 hours it wasn't bad at all. Still some fading and a bit of smudging, but not bad. My top lash line stayed put on its own for the entire day until I removed it at night. Before I washed the swatches off of my hand, I ran some water over them and vigorously rubbed them with a dry paper towel. Didn't budge!
I wasn't a huge fan of the packaging. It was VERY difficult to twist up at first. For a moment I thought I had purchased a defective pencil, but it did eventually work after a minute of playing around with it. The pencils are available in 6 colors; Midnight Master (jet black), Sapphire Strength (blue), Bold Brown (warm medium brown), Coal Commander (dark charcoal gray), Vibrant Violet (dark purple), and Made of Steel (light gray.) Even though I really liked this, I prefer Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. It's a very similar product in different forms (pencil vs. pot). But for around $7 each, I'll definitely be going back for one or two more!

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Deal of the Day

Forever 21 Suedette Leopard Print Booties, $27.80 * Jeffrey Campbell Pixie Fur Booties, $194.95

Makeup Tutorial: Alexa Chung Inspired Silver/Bronze Look






Products used with dupes in bold:

Eyes
Urban Decay Primer Potion (original) - any eye primer will work
NYX Eyeshadow Single in Eucalyptus - any light shimmery taupe shadow
Stila Eyeshadow in Chloe-available in the It Girl Trio Eyeshadow Palette (snagged for only $5 on sale at Urban Outfitters) - any medium brown shimmery shadow will work
Urban Decay Naked Palette (Smog is available as a single eyeshadow) - NYX latte foam
NYX Chrome Loose Eyeshadow in 3 Wise Men - NYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in silver, any bright silver pigment
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Blackest Black - Wet n' Wild gel eyeliner
Maybelline Define-a-Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
Maybelline Falsies Flared Mascara in Very Black - any mascara
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black - any mascara can be used on your bottom lashes

Face
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation in Sandy Beige (applied before filming!)
NYX HD Grinding Blush in Terra Cotta

Lips
EOS Lip Balm in Sweet Mint
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Natural - MAC Lipglass in Lust

Brushes
Coastal Scents Eyeshadow and Blush Brushes
E.L.F. Blending Brush
Revlon Detail Brush

Inspiration: Royal Wonders

Barbora Pracharova by Waldemar Hansson Kurv Magazine #20, Barbara Palvin by Eric Maillet for Vogue Russia December 2010, Isa Asklof by Sylvie Malfray for Harper's Bazaar Romania, Givenchy Paris Haute Couture Fall 2010

Mariacarla Boscono by Camilla Akrans for Vogue Nippon

Givenchy Paris Haute Couture Fall 2010, Olga Maliuk by Riccardo Tinellifor Elle Spain December 2009, Naomi Campbell by Steven Meisel Italian Vogue July 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Essie Red Nouveau , Essie Declare Your Denim (limited edition created for Teen Vogue), and China Glaze Lightning Bolt crackle

Outfit of the Day: Long Weekend :)

Forever 21 shirt, thrifted bodycon skirt, Charlotte Russe necklace, thrifted Fabrizio Verniani clutch, Classified sandals

Maybelline Falsies vs. Falsies Flared Mascara: Mini Review and Demo

My first YouTube video!!!



Ingredients: Note that it has parabens!

 



More legit information on parabens.

Overall, I think the new Falsies Flared edges out the original, but take a look at the video and see for yourself! Random tip: the brush for the Falsies Flared has a gizillion bristles, so too much product comes out when you first take it out of the tube. Wipe some of it off first to avoid clump-age!

Outfit of the Day: Keepin' It Casual


H&M shirt, thrifted shorts, Deux Lux purse, Impo heels
  

Obsession: Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick in Disco Pink, Plum Shine, and Glisten Up Pink

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick in Disco Pink, Plum Shine, and Glisten Up Pink

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick
Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick in Disco Pink

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick in Plum Shine

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick in Glisten Up Pink

Hooray for new Color Sensational lipsticks! The micro-simmer is teeny tiny and creates crazy shine, just as advertised. The Pearls collection was a bit of a fail, but I think that a lot of women will love these. They glide on like buttah and provide great pigmentation. I definitely want to check out more colors!

Obsession: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop, Coral Reef, and Peach Petal
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop, Coral Reef, and Peach Petal
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Peach Petal

As a Maybelline fiend, I'm just now starting to branch out to different brands of drug store makeup. First up: Revlon. I purchased their Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef a couple days ago and I was in LOVE. The next day I went back and purchased two more, Pink Pop and Peach Petal. I'm so impressed with the pigmentation. You don't even have to layer them over lipstick to get a bold color! They're thick, but not at all too sticky. You also get great shine, moisture, and SPF 15. For under $6 a pop, what more could you ask for?!

Obsession: Emjoi Chic Epilator

Emjoi Chic Epilator, $39.99

For those of you who don't know what an epilator is: I would describe it as a device that looks like a razor, but actually has a bunch of rotating tweezer blades that pull the hair out from the root. I did quite a lot of research before I decided on the 'Chic.' It has 21 blades, so that means that about 21 hairs are being pulled out at once. I use it on my legs and my underarms. Does it hurt? Y-E-S. Don't let anyone try to tell you that it doesn't. I have a pretty high pain tolerance, so for me it was bearable. On a pain scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the worst), I'd give it a 6. It does get less painful the more you use it. As a far as epilators go, this is one of the cheaper ones. That doesn't mean that it's not good quality , but because it has less tweezers blades than a more expensive model, be prepared to have to go over the same area 3-4 times in order to get every hair.

When you consider that the results last for weeks (and you actually save money by not having to shave or get waxes), it's definitely worth it. I've noticed that the hair also grows back much thinner. The shaver-trimmer attachment is really good, but not great. It works well with longer hairs, but tends to miss pesky stubble. It's rechargeable (so no batteries are needed-a HUGE plus), comes with a shaver-trimmer attachment and cleaning brush, has 2 different speeds, and can be used with or without the cord. Buy one at CVS or Emjoi's website.

Tips for epilating:
  • Take a hot shower or bath beforehand to open your pores.
  • Take an Advil 30 minutes before to reduce pain. 
  • The Emjoi Chic works best when held perpendicular to the skin. Do not press too hard; you barely want it touching your skin.
  • Exfoliate with a body scrub afterward to prevent in-grown hairs.

I purchased this with my own money and am not getting any type of reimbursement for this review!

    Inspiration: Electric Feel

    Craig McDean for Interview September 2009, Natalia Vodianova by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia May 2005, Coco Rocha by Craig McDean for W October 2009
    Sasha Pivovarova by Craig McDean for Interview February 2010, Karmen Pedaru by Mario Sorrenti, Masha Novoselova by Txema Yeste for V Magazine Spain April 2010

    Sasha Pivovarova by Craig McDean for Interview February 2010, Sasha Pivovarova by Emma Summerton for Vogue Italia, Kinga Rajzak by Viviane Sassen for Pop Fall-Winter 2009

    Now Playing: Rebel - Chiddy Bang

    Random NYC Snapshot: Behind the Scenes

    Me being photographed by the lovely Emily Weiss for Into the Gloss - Soho 11/20/10

    The Goods: Doll Parts

    Miss Selfridge Dream Date Tee, £20 * Miss Selfridge Grey Cropped Tee, £25
    The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie by Tanya Lee Stone, $20 * Barbie Dynamite Tee, $22.50
    Lorac Cream Lipstick in Baby Doll, $19 * Barbie Loves Stila Smudge Pot in Purple Pumps, $20
    RGB Nail Polish in Doll, $14 * NYX Doll Eyes Mascara, $9

    Armitron "You think it's easy being this beautiful?!" Watch, $22 * Mojo Moxy Barbie Pumps, $56

    Inspiration: Doll Parts

    Natasha Poly by Glen Luchford for V Magazine
    Photographed by Eric Traore, Anna Maria Jagodzinska by Raymond Meier, Hannelore Knuts, Catherine McNeil and Anja Rubik by Sebastian Faena