4.04.2014

Eyeshadow Tag!

Yep, you've read that right- another beauty tag! The Perfect Palette Tag inspired to create something similar to it, hence this tag. I'm not sure if there's already one out there but in case there isn't, well, here it is. 20 shadow-related questions that will make you rummage through your palettes, singles, trios, and quads. Good luck!


3.26.2014

Nichido Matted Palette Review

When I got the BeautyBook bag last month, the Matted palette by Nichido was probably the beauty product that made me excited the most. I always see this palette whenever I pass by beauty sections in department stores and I've always been curious about it so I was really glad to finally have it! I played with it as soon as I can and here's what I think about it.

3.24.2014

EOTD: Dauntless Inspired (Plus Divergent Movie Raves!)

 So guess who watched Divergent already? ME ME ME! :D I was so excited to see how the movie adaptation was like. The Divergent trilogy is one of the YA books out there that you definitely have to read because if you aren't, you're missing out big time. When I finished the books, I decided to do a look inspired by one of my favorite factions, Dauntless. The members of the faction, in terms of appearance, always wore black clothing, have numerous tattoos, and girls wore dark liner. Sort of badass/punk, don't you think? So that's where I got my inspiration for this look. If I were a member of Dauntless, what kind of eye makeup would I wear? And then it dawned on me: winged liner. But not my everyday one; I want something bolder. And that's exactly what I did.  A bold one but nothing too extreme. And for extra oomph, I decided to add some dark stones on the corner of my eyes. Kind of hard to see but they're there. And tada! Here's my look.

Products Used:
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (used for the wing)
MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder (upper and lower lashlines and waterlines)
Urban Decay shadow in Blackout (setting shadow for Blacktrack and used to smudge Smolder on lower lashline)
Maybelline Volum' Express Hypercurl Cat Eyes


3.17.2014

EOTD: Invite Me In

Happy Monday! I realized I don't play with coppers and bronzes that much anymore so here's a look featuring those colors. I'd describe this as a metallic earthy look or even a spiced up neutral look. No crazy colors this time although I'm thinking of doing another non-neutral look soon to match the present season. But yeah, this is today's eotd! :)

Products Used:
-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-The Body Shop Eye Definer in 13: Burnished Amber (smudged all over the lid; waterline)
-Too Faced shadow in Copper Peony (lid)
-Urban Decay shadow in Smog (outer 1/3 of the lid)
-Urban Decay shadow in Naked (blending shadow, specifically on the crease)
-Urban Decay shadow in Backdoor (liner color; smoked/blended out)
-Kat Von D shadow in Helsinki (inner corner, brow bone highlight)
-Maybelline Volum' Express Hypercurl Cat Eyes

3.12.2014

Catrice Kohl Kajal in #120: We Found Nemo!

 Orange you glad I'm reviewing this one? Cause I am. Come to think of it, I don't have an orange eyeliner in my kit and I never had one until I got it. I have the basic ones; blue, violet, green, silver, gold but not orange. So I thought, hey, I don't have that! I gotta have it!

 We Found Nemo! stood out from the other pencils because of its lovely bright clownfish-coralish orange hue. Also, what a cute name for a kohl, amiright? I also like that it's not a twist-type pencil because those pencils just kill me. This is a sturdy one which I really like. Because it's a kohl, it smudges easily which is perfect if you use it as a base. In my swatch photo, you can see two swatches. One's more opaque than the other, right? Well that's because I did a little trick most makeup artists/enthusiasts do with kohls: heating it up. All you need to do is light a candle up (you can also use a lighter) and heat up the tip of the pencil for a second. Literally a second, okay? You don't want to burn the pencil, you just want to melt the cream a little bit. Wait for it to cool down a bit, but not completely, and use it. It just makes a big difference! So yeah, obviously, the right swatch is the heated one and the left is the unheated one. Either way, I absolutely love it. The pencil, heated or not, glides on smoothly, is not scratchy, and is quite creamy. This is really good for something that's quite cheap!

As for the downside, I could name two. First, it's not waterproof (but then again not all kohls are waterproof). Second, because it's not waterproof it doesn't stay that long on the waterline. Other than that, this pencil's good and it's perfect for spring and summer! Bring on that pop of color!