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Aqua Matic, Make Up For Ever

Aqua Matic D12 and ME54 Swatches, Make Up For Ever

Aqua Matic D12 and ME54 Swatches, Make Up For Ever

Press SampleWhen I need a truly waterproof formula, I run for Make Up For Ever “Aqua” product every time. New to the line is Aqua Matic, a long-wearing shadow pencil that will truly stay put. It’s available in 10 colors ranging from basics to bold, and varying finishes (satin, metallic, diamond and iridescent). [Read more...]

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Lysithea and Dione, Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Lysithea and Dione, Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

Press SampleEvery so often, I have the opportunity to introduce you to makeup that’s truly revolutionary. NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow is providing me with this wonderfully rare opportunity.  The formula is described as “transformative” by the brand, and it’s a description that fits like a glove. I’ve reviewed many wet/dry shadows in the past. Generally, the addition of water simply changes the intensity of color.  In the case of NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow, the texture of the product changes too.  From a high-pigment powder, this product transforms to the consistency of a gel liner.

Lysithea Swatch, Dione Swatch

Lysithea Swatch, Dione Swatch

Meet Lysithea (left), a smoky charcoal gray, and Dione (right), a mushroom brown.  Each are perfect additions to your neutral eye makeup wardrobe.  Want to see these colors truly sing, though?  Click through for images of wet vs. dry.  You don’t want to miss this. [Read more...]

Essence Metal Glam Frosted Apple Swatch

Frosted Apple, Essence Metal Glam

Frosted Apple, Essence Metal Glam

Press SampleThe metallic finishes from the Essence Metal Glam collection are simply perfect for summer, and Frosted Apple is a cool-hued modern pink that will turn heads! [Read more...]

Hard Candy Single And Loving It Eyeshadow

Hard Candy Eyeshadow

Hard Candy Eyeshadow

Press SampleThis adorable little flecked eyeshadow is a Single And Loving It shadow by Hard Candy.  Affectionately named “Oink” this speckled looking shadow actually delivers a pale piggy pink color.  Available in six different colors, Hard Candy Single And Loving It Eyeshadow only retails for $3, so you can stock up on the entire collection! [Read more...]

Essence Crystal Eyeliners

Essence Crystal Eyeliner

Essence Crystal Eyeliner

Press SampleEveryone could use a bit of glitter in their life, now and then.  These Essence Crystal Eyeliners are the perfect way to add a bit of glitter magic to your eye makeup. [Read more...]

Essence Get Big Lashes

Essence Get Big Applicator

Essence Get Big Applicator

Press SampleI’m new to the Essence brand, but am delighted to have been introduced.  Essence is an affordable line of product that performs.  I think my favorite item thus far is the Essence Get Big Lashes mascara.  Check out that applicator!  It looks like a fuzzy bumblebee, doesn’t it? [Read more...]

Brassed Off and Randy Swatches

Brassed Off and Randy Swatches

Brassed Off and Randy Swatches

Press SampleMeet Brassed Off and Randy, two of the WINK Cream Eye Shadow shades from the butter LONDON Brilliant Bronze collection for Summer 2014. [Read more...]

Coffee To Glow Swatch, Essence

Essence Metal Glam

Essence Metal Glam

Press SampleThis pretty little shadow is Coffee To Glow, another beautiful shade from the Essence Metal Glam eyeshadow collection.  This metallic neutral is going to knock your socks off! [Read more...]

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette Swatches

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette sale

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

smashbox-friends-family-2014Press SampleOk readers, it’s time to take a close look at the shadow colors included in the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette, and see before/after photos of these shadows used with the new Smashbox Photo Finish 24 Hour Shadow Primer. [Read more...]

NEW: Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer

NEW:  Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer

NEW: Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer

smashbox-friends-family-2014Press Sample

This petite little package contains the NEW 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer by Smashbox.  The 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer is the perfect partner for your Full Exposure Palette, and a great way to get you over that $50 threshold to get your F&F discount!  Tomorrow I’ll be featuring Full Exposure swatches before and after primer use.  In the meanwhile, click through to read my review of this new shadow primer! [Read more...]