The Sephora VIB Rouge sale starts tomorrow (4/16/15 for VIBs and 4/17/15 for Beauty Insiders) and of course my cart runneth over. I have put together my ultimate wish list, which includes the elusive Viseart eye shadow palette and a replacement for my shattered Becca highlighter in Opal. Now it’s time for the hard part…narrowing it down.
I’ve been so excited about new beauty launches and accessories lately. Every time I vow to go on a “no-buy” there is always a collection that manages to break me down. Here is what is currently tempting me:
1. Make Up For Ever added another item to the bevy of contouring products hitting the market with their Pro Sculpting Duos. I already picked up Pink Beige, which is perfect for giving me a subtle glow while I’m really pale. Golden is on my wish list for when I get a little more tan this summer. The golden highlight is a pretty close dupe for the infamous MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt if you missed out on it.
2. I’ve been hearing mixed reviews about the NARS Dual-Intensity Blush but they look so good that I still want to try one (I wonder if this is showing up anywhere else in my life lol). I think I will start with Fervor, which has been on my radar for weeks.
3. It doesn’t seem like my obsession with BaubleBar is going away any time soon. I’m in the middle of making over my wardrobe (and life — more on that later) so new accessories are wholly justified. I’m on a gold kick and have been looking to add some more studs and bracelets to my stash.
4. I need to refresh my nail polish stash with some spring/summer colors and the new OPI Hawaii Collection has the required nude, pink and mint shades I can’t live without.
I got my Kim K on and tried the look she wore to the Grammys this year. The eyes were completely shimmery, which is a totally different style from what I normally wear. It was a top pick when I asked who had your favorite look of the night on Instagram so I gave it a try. I loved the result and think this would be great for a date night. I can say that with confidence because it’s Kanye approved lol. Check out the tutorial here. Continue reading →
New year, new me! That’s what we all say, right? I’m currently fighting my soda addiction by going cold turkey. It is day four and I feel like I need to scratch little tally marks on my desk or something for each day I go without a sip. I’m definitely going to need at least a little medal for this or something. Soda is one of my greatest vices, second only to my love for makeup, which fortunately can’t kill me. Anyway, I pretty much went off the deep end hauling ever since the holidays came around and there were tons of deals and new launches encouraging me to makeover my stash. Check out my video to see what I picked up. I am especially excited about my new Charlotte Tilbury makeup! I had been coveting one of the items for months on end and it turned out to be everything I wanted it to be. Gotta love those moments.
I caught a glimpse of Jennifer Lopez’s makeup at the Golden Globes and I was immediately inspired to create a smokey eye with my new Tartelette matte eye shadow palette. That woman can do no wrong! I knew I was doing a sexy themed video later that night so this look was perfect! As I mentioned in the tutorial, I saved a bunch of pictures of J. Lo’s look so I will be recreating it with this palette soon.
New palette and time on my hands means playing in front of the camera. Seems like the jury is still out on the Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette but I was certainly a fan of the colors I used to create this look. If you are looking for a comparison, I would say that the texture of most of the shadows I tried were very similar to the Lorac Pro palettes. It is certainly a great value but you could pay more for a more creamy/buttery product. Which side of the fence are you on?
Here is the next installment from my holiday makeup tutorial series with thefancyfaced. We created looks featuring the signature red lips that so many of us like to wear during this time of year. I used my latest addition to my red lipstick collection – NARS’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella. It is a gorgeous deep red. I absolutely love the formula! Although it is matte it does not dry my lips as much as some of my other matter lipsticks from other brands. It is very comfortable and lightweight while giving great color payoff with one layer. You don’t feel like you’re wearing anything. I’m having a bit of a NARS moment. Can’t get enough of their stuff lately! And did you see the sneak peek of their upcoming launches that Eva Chen (Lucky’s Editor-in-chief) posted on her Instagram?
My mouth is practically watering #beautyjunkieproblems.
I am still having a NARS moment. Their holiday gifting collection just launched on their website and they executed the genius idea of pairing their classic bronzer in Laguna with a mini of their highly coveted Ita brush in the Algorithm Palette. To top it all off, the packaging is gorgeous. Needless to say, I need it in my life. It was time to replace my Laguna bronzer anyway.