New Year’s Eve Makeup Look

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Hello Beauties,

Here is my NYE 2014 Makeup look! I wanted to do something a little bolder than what I usually go for (and I’ve been dying to use this Inglot pigment).  For this look I went with purple and rose gold eye shadows with a pink lip.  Since it is New Year’s Eve, I used one of my favorite sparkly highlighters.  You can find details and pictures below (reviews coming soon!).

Inglot Custom Palette
Inglot custom palette, I used the purple in the top row to deepen my crease
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette, I used (counting from the left) top row: #4 and #8, bottom row: #7
Inglot #86
Inglot loose pigment #86, used to add sparkle to my eyelid. It is sooooo pretty in person
Inglot #86
Inglot #86, Can you see the shift between pink and rose gold?!!!
Ruby Kisses Bronzing Powder
Ruby Kisses Bronzing Powder used as a highlight
Sleek Flame Blush Trio
Sleek Flame Blush Trio, I used a combination of all three colors

If you prefer to not have such a sparkly look, you could just use the shadows without the pigment.

Without Inglot #86
The look without the Inglot pigment is still pretty just not as bold.

Since I wear glasses, I did not put on false lashes, but I feel false lashes would make this look even better!

NYE2014 with glasses
NYE2014 Look with glasses
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NYE 2014 Look
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NYE 2014 Look
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NYE 2014 Look

I hope you enjoyed this look.  I am looking forward to posting more in the New Year!

Have a Wonderful, Safe, and Happy New Year! 

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New Year’s Eve Makeup Look

Look Thursday: My Holiday Look

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My Holiday Look

Welcome to Look Thursday! Today I used my Makeup Geek Ultimate Palette to put together a look perfect for Christmas.

Since I spend Christmas with my family, I wanted to do something a little more subtle than the sparkly traditional gold, red and/or greens looks that are normally used to represent this holiday. So I decided to go with purples on my lid and nude lips. I did add just a bit of sparkle to my inner corner (hey, it is Christmas after all) and used Milani’s Black Vinyl liner to spice it up a bit.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: Makeup Geek eye shadows in Beaches and Cream, Cocoa Bear, Prom Night, Unexpected, Sensuous, Drama Queen, Wet n’ Wild Fergie eye shadow primer in (), Milani liquid liner in Black Vinyl, Urban Decay 24/7 Eye pencil in Zero, Wet n’ Wild Megalength waterproof mascara
  • Brows: Jordana eye brown pencil in Dark Brown
  • Face: Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer (check out my review here), MAC Matchmaster Foundation shade 7.5, L.A. Girl Pro.conceal HD concealer in Fawn, Rudy Kisses mineral powder in Chestnut, Black Radiance pressed powder in Rich Mahogany as a light contour, Iman Sheer Finish bronzing powder in Afterglow as a highlight, and e.l.f. cosmetics makeup setting spray
  • Lips: Nyx lip primer in Deep Nude, Nyx lip pencil in Chestnut, and Wet n’ Wild LE matte lipstick in Sweet Cream
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I used: Sensuous on the lid, Drama Queen in the crease/outer corner, Unexpected as a transition color, Prom Night in the inner corner, and I mixed Cocoa Bear with Beaches and Cream on the browbone.
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Posing in a arm knit scarf that I made!

I hope you have a wonderful and happy holiday season!

Look Thursday: My Holiday Look

Splurge Saturday: Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette and Stealth
Makeup Geek Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette and Stealth Eyeshadow

Hello Beauties,

I know I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus, but I am back with a new design and a new format! As the title states, today is Splurge Saturday!  I know this blog is mainly about drugstore brand items and not breaking the bank supporting your makeup habit, but I think everyone deserves to splurge every now and then.  Today’s Splurge Saturday is featuring Makeup Geek eye shadows that I’ve recently purchased.

I had Makeup Geek eye shadows on my wishlist for about a year. I watched several beauty vloggers use them and rave about how awesomeness of this product.  Well now that I have them in my possession, I must agree!

It was very difficult trying to decide which shadows to pick.  Luckily for me, I was able to purchase the Makeup Geek Ultimate Palette which contained 27 shadows plus a beautiful custom Makeup Geek Large Z Palette.

Makeup Geek Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup Geek Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette
Custom Makeup Geek Z-palette
Custom Makeup Geek Z-palette
Row 1: Cupcake, Country Girl, Simply Marlena, Bitten, Cocoa Bear, Bada Bing, Cosmopolitan Row 2: Shimma Shimma, Beaches and Cream, Glamorous, Mango Tango, Chickadee, Gold Digger Row 3: Moondust, Mermaid, Poolside, Peacock, Envy, Appletini, Pixie Dust Row 4: Homecoming, Prom Night, Unexpected, Sensuous,Drama Queen, Graphite, Corrupt
Row 1: Cupcake, Country Girl, Simply Marlena, Bitten, Cocoa Bear, Bada Bing, Cosmopolitan  Row 2: Shimma Shimma, Beaches and Cream, Glamorous, Mango Tango, Chickadee, Gold Digger  Row 3: Moondust, Mermaid, Poolside, Peacock, Envy, Appletini, Pixie Dust  Row 4: Homecoming, Prom Night, Unexpected, Sensuous,Drama Queen, Graphite, Corrupt

I also purchased a single eyeshadow named Stealth.  It is a matte gray shadow that I had to have because I had nothing like it in my collection.  All of the eye shadows came individually packaged  so I was able to arrange them however I wanted in the Z Palette.

MUG Front
Stealth

MUG BackThis palette was a steal at $159.99! If purchased separately, I would have paid over $160 for the eye shadows alone. Makeup Geek is at a price point that is slightly above what you will find in the drugstore, but well below higher end brands such as MAC.  The eye shadows are a good price, $5.99 each, without sacrificing quality.

I tried the eye shadows out for the first time on Thanksgiving.  I first applied my makeup around noon and I did not remove it until after midnight.  My makeup looked the same, if not better, in the evening when I returned home.

Stealth on Lid, Cocoa Bear used as transition color, Corrupt on outer corner into crease, Beaches and Cream on browbone, and graphite in tear duct
Thanksgiving Day. Shadows used: Stealth (Lid), Cocoa Bear (transition color), Corrupt (outer corner & crease), Beaches and Cream (browbone), and Graphite ( tear duct)
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Thanksgiving Night
L: taken around noon, R: taken around midnight
Comparison Thanksgiving Day (Left) to Thanksgiving Night (Right)

Overall I have to say that Makeup Geek has a new fan! I already have other items (the new foiled shadows) on my wishlist, hopefully you will see them on a future Splurge Saturday soon!

Splurge Saturday: Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

Review: Fergie Centerstage Collection Photo Op Eyeshadow Desert Festival

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Hello Beauties! Today I have a review of the Desert Festival palette from the Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection.  This palette contains five eyeshadows.  In the upper left corner, there is a sparkly beige; in the upper right corner, a bright red orange; the bottom right corner,  a dark brown with golden glitter; in the bottom left corner,  a light orange with golden glitter; and in the center,  a chocolate brown.

Desert Festival

I was very pleased with the colors in this palette.  The color pay off was very good with each shade.  I was surprised to find that the glitter in the eyeshadow in this palette actually transferred to the eye, unlike the Dutchess Lounge palette.  Overall, I think this palette is wonderful for a neutral look or a bright fun look.

Desert Festival Swatch (no base)
Desert Festival Swatch (no base)
Review: Fergie Centerstage Collection Photo Op Eyeshadow Desert Festival

Review: Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Photo Op Dutchess Lounge Eyeshadow

Wet n Wild Fergie Photo Op Eyeshadow

Hello Beauties! Today I am reviewing one of the eyeshadow palettes from Wet n Wild’s Fergie Centerstage Collection. I picked up two eyeshadow palettes, three lipsticks, the eyeshadow primer, and one of the shimmer palettes. I usually review products of the same collection all together, but I wanted to give each item the attention that it deserves.

Each Fergie Centerstage Eyeshadow palette contains five colors. The Dutchess Lounge palette contains a matte purple, a silver, a black with purple glitter, a black with silver glitter, and a deep brownish purple color with multi colored glitter.

Dutchess Lounge

Dutchess Lounge Swatch (No Base)
Dutchess Lounge Swatch (No Base)

Over all, this palette was disappointing. It is definitely not of the same quality that I have come to know and expect from Wet n Wild products. I had to layer the purple on in order for it to show. When using the glittery shadows, I ended up with very little glitter on my eyelid and tons of glitter on my face. The most disappointing color of the palette was the completely sheer silver. Ultimately, I suggest that you leave this palette at the store!

Despite its dismal performance, I managed to put together a look using the purple and black with purple glitter and a few other products from the collection.

Fergie Centerstage Collection Look 1

Review: Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Photo Op Dutchess Lounge Eyeshadow