Friday, August 31, 2012

New Maybelline LE 24 HR Color Tattoos



I was aimlessly strolling up and down the target beauty aisles like any normal person does , right ? lol 

I stumbled upon a display of Maybelline color tattoos with four new limited edition to choose from . Normally I would walk right past such bright colors but I have been kind of stuck in a taupe smokey eye rut . Dont get me wrong , I love taupe ! But change is always refreshing . 






Blue on By , Fuchsia Fever , Ready set green , Test my teal . 


Blue on By : An electric blue frost .
Fuchsia Fever : Fuchsia with purple frost .
Read Set Green : Leafy green frost . 
Test my Teal : Gunmetal teal frost . 

The Maybelline Color Tattoos are a gel cream formula , very easy to blend out or pack on . As you can see from the swatches all of them are true to color and smooth except Blue on By . It was patchy and difficult to spread  uniformly on my skin . The rest were pigmented enough to be worn on their own and I can usually get 6-8 hours of wear with no primer .

I am a huge fan of green so Ready Set Green is definitely my favorite . Fuchsia fever looks amazing with Mac Trax or Nars Strada on top . I did wear Test my teal as liner and it worked just fine and Blue on By makes a beautiful base for a navy smokey eye . 

                                                          Would I recommend these ? Yes !
Limited edition ? Yes.
Price ? $ 6-8 .
Where did I purchase it ?
Target .

*all items were purchased by me for my own personal use . 




Thursday, August 23, 2012

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in 25.




Number 25 is part of the GA Acqua Collection . In the pot it looks very similar to 24 and is a mix of black and bronze . However , swatched its a blackened bronze and doesnt lean as olive as 24 . I should also add 25 is alot lighter and golden . 



I was initially hesitant to buy both 24 and 25 but I am happy to report the two are quite different . The formula is fabulous as usual and it lasted 8 - 10 hours on my lids . As much as I love both 24 and 25, not everyone needs both . If you are a fan of a more olive bronzed shadow then pick 24 but if a bronzey black is more to your liking then pink 25 . 

Would I recommend it ? Yes ! 
Limited edition ? Yes.
Price ? $ 32.00.
Where did I purchase it ?
nordstorm.com

*all items were purchased by me for my own personal use . 






Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Giorgio Armani 24 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow.






GA 24 is part of the Giorgio Armani Acqua 2012 Collection . GA ETK is quite possibly one of the most impressive eyeshadow formulas I have come across . They are extremely long wearing , easy to use and come in a beautiful array of colors . These shadows are a mix of hues which blend together to give a truly metallic and multidimensional look . 

I have to admit , I am more of a lipstick and blush girl so eyeshadow is not something I enjoy trying . However , I am a believer now ! The Armani Eyes to kill have completely converted me . I absolutely love wearing  these with different frost and matte shadows . What I love the most about these is how little effort these require . I just use my ring finger , swipe across my lid and blend a matte shadow in my crease ! So if you are a busy girl like me , the ETK are what you have been looking for . 

Number 24 is a bronzed gold mixed with black in the pot . When swatched it transforms into a multidimensional smokey olive bronze . STUNNING !!

I can see myself wearing this with a vampy lip , kohl rimmed eyes and a bronzey blush in the fall . I am compiling a olive green eyeshadow swatch post so look out for that but I assure you this is truly unique . 

Would I recommend it ? Yes ! 
Limited edition ? Yes.
Price ? $ 32.00.
Where did I purchase it ?
nordstorm.com

*all items were purchased by me for my own personal use . 




Monday, August 20, 2012

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush In Fleur De Lotus .





Chanel Joues Contraste blush in Fleur de lotus is a beautiful peachy pink blush . The blush is part of the Nordstorm Anniversary Sale and Le Blanc de Chanel 2012 Collection ( Asia exclusive ).

Fleur de lotus is a baked blush ( euro version ) and is very soft to the touch . It has that magical luminosity the JC blushes are known for and blends in seamlessly into my skin . It is pigmented , creamy to the touch and doesn't have any fall out . The blush lastly roughly 4- 6 hours on my skin and does not look patch when it fades . I personally love the JC blushes and I own quite alot of them . I didnt find any dupes to Fleur de lotus in Chanel's permanent or limited edition line .

Fans of Lorac exposed and Mac Melba will definitely love this .



Would I recommend it ? Yes !  
Limited edition ? Yes.
Price ? $ 43.00.
Where did I purchase it ?
nordstorm.com

*all items mentioned were purchased by me for my own personal use . 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Estée Lauder 'Pure Color' Powder Blush In Lover's Blush .








Lover's blush is part of Estee lauder's new blush range . It is a beautiful neutral pink beige blush with subtle silver sparkle running through it . I love the look of neutral blushes on the skin all year round and Lover's blush adds the perfect amount of color to the cheek . On my skin it looks pinky beige and the sparkle is not over bearing nor is it obnoxious . The powder is finely milled , smooth and incredibly easy to blend .

I have been wearing this to work almost everyday and it looks beautiful with a soft pink lip and a smokey bronze eye . This is my first blush from Estee Lauder and definitely wont be the last . I should add this probably wont show up on medium to tan skin but fear not EL has several other shades to chose from.


Would I recommend it ? Yes !  
Limited edition ? No.
Price ? $ 28.00.
Where did I purchase it ?
nordstorm.com

*all items were purchased by me for my own personal use . 


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow in 28 Red Platine.

With flash.

In daylight.
Red Platine is a part of the Giorgio Armani Acqua Colletion 2012 . The collection contains 6 new ETK limited edition shades that are sure to bedazzle your summer look . The ETK shadows are supposed to be a powder and cream hybrid which is sweat and budge proof . Oh and its supposed to last 24 hours on the lid !

Now those are some serious claims , arent they ? However, these last on my oily eye lids for 8 - 12 hours with no primer.Which is some serious staying power for an eyeshadow in this format ! 


Dry and wet swatch in flash.

Dry and wet swatch in daylight.


Number 28 is a beautiful rosy brown with gold running through it . On my skin it is a stunning rose gold color with tiny pink and gold iridescence. The shadow does not apply patchy and nor is it difficult to blend .I usually apply the ETK with my finger but for more color payoff you can use a wet brush to get an even more metallic finish .

I am a huge fan of the GA ETK and this collection is truly stunning . I will be reviewing all other ones in the next few days so look out for those .


Would I recommend it ? Yes !  
Limited edition ? Yes.
Price ? $ 32.00.
Where did I purchase it ?
nordstorm.com

*all items were purchased by me for my own personal use . 


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Highlighter In Rose Illumination.





With flash

In daylight.

The Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Highlighter in Rose Illumination was part of the Elizabeth Arden Rose Aurora Spring/Summer 2012 Collection . It is a beautiful finely milled highlighter in a stunning rose gold color .Rose illumination is very pigmented ,creamy to the touch and does not enhance any pores or wrinkles .

 Personally, I love to lightly dust it over my cheek and then add bush to the apples of my cheek . Also I did not experience any fall out or crumbling during application and it lasted a good 6 - 8 hours on my skin .

I will be putting up a comparison post soon with swatches of other coveted rose gold highlighters . 

Would I recommend it ? Yes ! it is truly unique to my collection . 
Limited edition ? Yes.
Price ? $ 34.00.
Where did I purchase it ?
elisabetharden.com

*all items were purchased by me for my own personal use .