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tarte CC Eye Primer

tarte CC Eye Primer Review

tarte CC Eye Primer Review

Press SampleI’ve been playing with makeup since I was in junior high, and really it’s tough for me to believe there was ever a time I didn’t routinely use an eye primer. Let me be clear… if you’re going to bother applying eye makeup, primer is a necessary first step. It evens the skintone of the lid, increases the intensity of your shadow, and lengthens the wear time. What’s not to love? This Fall, tarte is really establishing a reputation as a superior brand for complexion perfecting products. Their CC Eye Primer is incredible. The shape is that of a crayon, so it’s simple to apply to the lid, and then blend with a finger. [Read more...]

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow

Press SampleAre you looking for new eye shadow with real shock value? Then you’ll need to check out MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow.  This MAC shadow delivers intense, high-pigment color.  The formula is what’s most note-worthy though.  I was struggling with how to describe it.  The best I could come up with is that the texture is much like a wet/dry shadow, somehow magically pre-moistened for your use. [Read more...]

MAC Evil Twin Fluidline

MAC Evil Twin Fluidline

MAC Evil Twin Fluidline

Press SampleLooking for a little violet blue color?  You really have to check out MAC Evil Twin Fluidline Eye Pencil.  This shade is such a glorious purple/blue twist, you’ll find it hard to determine exactly what color it actually IS.  MAC’s goal with Fluidline Eye Pencil was this: turn their fabulous liquid liner formula into a pencil.  They nailed it!  [Read more...]

Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner, Envy

Jealous much?  The words of Heather Duke come to mind when I see this color.

Laura Mercier Crème Eyeliner, Envy

Laura Mercier Crème Eyeliner, Envy

Press SampleIs this year finally going to be the year of “green”?  It seems like every year, Green is touted as the “it” color for Fall, but consumers quickly rally around another color like plum, sapphire, or garnet.  Let the chips fall where they may, but this year is looking good for green.  If you love the color and want to wear it in an understated way, Laura Mercier Crème Eyeliner in Envy is a great choice to add a dash of green to your routine. [Read more...]

tarte Precision Longwear Liner Review

tarte Precision Longwear Liner Review

tarte Precision Longwear Liner

Press SampleWere you under the impression that this blog is written by a make up artist? If so… you would be wrong. I love product, but just like anyone else I fumble some makeup like a rookie.  A perfect example of this is liquid liner.  Try as I may, I just can’t seem to master liquid liner application, but I’m smitten with the perfect bold line only a well applied liquid liner can deliver.  If your results with a liquid liner look less-than-professional, you really need to get your hands on tarte Precision Longwear Liner, one of the many fabulous eye makeup items from the Lights, Camera, Lashes lineup.

Tarte Precision Longwear Liner looks like a liquid liner once it’s applied.  The line?  Perfectly even.  The color?  BOLD bold black.  It’s that classic liquid liner look, only with a twist that consumers like me adore.  Precision Longwear Liner handles just like a magic marker.  It’s so easy to use, you’ll be rocking that coveted cat eye in a flash!  Once the color dries, this product is in it for the long haul.

Retail price is $20.

Click HERE to check it out at TarteCosmetics.com.  Other retailers include Sephora, QVC, and Ulta.  Click through for more photos and a swatch of the shade “black”.

The makeup featured in this product review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure. [Read more...]

AERIN Kaleidolight Palette Review

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Aerin Kaleidolight Palette

Press SampleThe AERIN Kaleidolight Palette is literally one of my favorite new things.  Simply holding this gleaming, weighty, gold compact makes me happy.  And inside… inside looks like it could be the paint palette Monet used for his Water Lilies landscapes.

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Aerin Kaleidolight Palette

Arranged in an avant garde pattern of color, The AERIN Kaleidolight Palette isn’t just luxe, it’s perfect for today’s busy woman. These six shades can be swirled together for all-over face application, and deliver the most gorgeous, natural, sun-kissed glow! They’re also safe for use on the eyes, so you can use them to create a neutral eye look, jazz it up a bit with the lavender shade, or even pull out the pink for use as a blush! Kaleidolight is quite literally the most versatile makeup to cross my desk this year.

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Laura Mercier Burnished Bronze Caviar Stick

Laura Mercier Burnished Bronze Caviar Stick

Laura Mercier Burnished Bronze Caviar Stick

Laura Mercier Burnished Bronze Caviar Stick

Laura Mercier Burnished Bronze Caviar Stick

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksMetallic finishes are still ragingly popular in the world of makeup, and Laura Mercier Burnished Bronze Caviar Stick eye colour is a great way to get the look for Fall 2014.  Color aside, the stick format of Caviar Stick Eye Colour is so convenient for on the run application!  If you’re frequently reapplying eye makeup after work to head out for some fun, you’ll want to give this product a go.  [Read more...]

NARS Jardin Perdu Swatches And Review

NARS Jardin Perdu

NARS Jardin Perdu

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksFrom the Fall 2014 Night Caller color collection, NARS Jardin Perdu Duo Eyeshadow contains two of my favorite colors for fall, a gunmetal grey and a gleaming cool-hued purple. [Read more...]

Plum Eye Makeup

Vincent Longo Velvet Plum Crème Gel Liner

Vincent Longo Velvet Plum Crème Gel Liner

Vincent Longo Velvet Plum Crème Gel Liner

Vincent Longo Velvet Plum Crème Gel Liner

Press SampleA purple eye is on-trend for Fall 2014, but regardless of what the fashion world dictates, I ALWAYS love plum eye makeup, especially on a brown-eyed girl!  I’m also a fan of cream liners, so this Vincent Longo Crème Gel Liner in Velvet Plum was an instant hit! [Read more...]

Vincent Longo Novalei

Vincent Longo Novalei

Vincent Longo Novalei

 

Vincent Longo Novalei

Vincent Longo Novalei

Press SampleSimilar to the Misty Blossom Blush I recently posted about, Vincent Longo Novalei is a brilliant silver gray eye shadow with a splatter of rainbow color to add dimension and depth!  If you’re loving shades of gray for Fall, adding an interesting finish to the mix like this Pearl X Shadow shade is a great way to modernize the look. [Read more...]