Monday, January 13, 2014

Z Palette + Makeup Geek

Makeup Geek Haul
Every now and then you just need to splurge on something right...right?! A few weeks ago I decided that after filling my 1st huge MAC Palette, I needed to see what Makeup Geek shadows were all about. After checking out youtube, blogs and other makeup forums I decided I would just go ahead and get myself a palette of shadows. First of all, on the Makeup Geek site you can find these amazing palettes by Z Palette. They come in about 10 different designs depending on where you look. In order to keep things simple, I just opted for this cute zebra design that was on the Makeup Geek site! The palette is sturdy and has a clear top, which I love so I can see which colors are inside. Also, it comes with magnetic stickies to place under each pan, however, you don't need to, as the pans themselves are already magnetic.
 Here are the colors starting at the top left to right... 
Nautica, Galaxy, Graphite
 Mocha, Creme Brulee, Chickadee

Beaches & Cream, Peach Smoothie, Ice Queen
As you can see, Beaches & Cream, Peach Smoothie and Ice Queen are the lightest colors. Peach Smoothie is the lightest and you can barely see it on my hand but I know it will show more color on my lid!  Beaches and Cream is like a shimmery Peach Smoothie. Ice Queen will make for a great highlight.

All of the colors are rich and true to the online color. I can't wait to try them! 
Do you have a favorite Makeup Geek color or palette?

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Lipstick Love

UP THE AMP
 Earlier this week I was in search of the perfect New Years Eve lipstick to pair with my little black dress. I've never been a huge lipstick enthusiast... I have huge lips so bold colored sticks and stains tend to have to be the focal point of my "look", otherwise its just way too much going on. Also, I don't like having to reapply things throughout the day/night. Sure I'll powder my face if I'm feeling especially shiny, but I love face and eye makeup because you can set them with a spray and not have to worry about too much of a melt factor! I've tried a few 12 hour lipstick gloss combos but they never hold... or worse, only hold onto certain parts of my lips ...NOT a cute look !
Any who... I stopped by MAC and asked the gal to pick a few lipsticks she thought would go well with my skin tone.... she picked a nude, a red and this wild dark lavender color that I fell in love with. Up the Amp is the name of the lipstick...it is beautifully pigmented and goes great with my skin which is normally a NW20. I purchased Lip Liner in Magenta to make it a little more electrifying and topped it with Dazzle Glass in Funtabulous, a neon purple sparkly number that if you were to have told me beforehand that that's what I'd be purchasing, I may have laughed in your face!!
The combo lasted longer than expected, especially while drinking out of a straw all night! I've worn this lovely combo every day since purchasing! This combo attracts focus to my lips, but doesn't necessarily take attention away from my eyes. This is my holy grail combo!

 Whats your favorite lipstick/gloss/liner/butter/product!!! 



Saturday, January 4, 2014

Velour Lashes Review Part Two!

VELOUR LASHES
I reviewed Velour Lashes for the 1st time here! I branched out and got their Day & Night set that is no longer available on the site, but consists of two pairs: You Complete Me and Strike a Pose. I knew Strike a Pose was a pair I adored as it was the first pair I purchased, You Complete Me has proven to be equally as amazing! These lashes can last for months so they are completely worth the price if you are a lash lover like myself. They pull any look together and give it the extra glam we all want and love! They make me so happppy!!
 Products used for this look:

Foundation:
MAC STUDIO SCULPT NW20
Concealer: MAC PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER NW15
Powder: MAC MINERAL POWDER LIGHT
Blush: COPPERTONE
Contour/Bronzer: BLUNT
Liner: MAYBELLINE GEL LINER BLACKEST BLACK
Lip Stick: MAC UP THE AMP
Lip Liner: MAC MAGENTA
Lip Gloss: Mac Dazzle Glass: FUNTABULOUS
Love these lashes and also am semi obsessed with the lip combo!
What lashes do you love? Red Cherry? Ardell? Natural? Let me know!!
CHEERS!