Friday, October 31, 2014

Make Up For Ever Fifty Shades of Grey Makeup

Who read the books?  I did.  Who is going to see the movie?  I will.  Who wants the makeup? . . . I DO I DO.  That's right my blogreaties you can now paint your face a subtle pink, as if Christian Gray himself is spanking that pink on your backside.

Make Up For Ever is now launching a Fifty Shades of Grey Collection.  All pictures courtesy  of Make Up For Ever.  I think these are perfect colors that fit the Anastasia Steele character, very neutral and soft.

“Give In to Me” — features a four-eye-shadow palette, eyeliner, lipstick and lip gloss.( pictured left) Tease Me” lip trios which include a lip liner and two lip glosses (pictured right), retailing for $32 each

"Desire Me" Blush trio w/ velvet pouch ($49 USD)

Though I will probably buy it because I love me the neutrals I will buy it for the namesake.  BUT Sign me up for the Christian Grey line!  I am picturing, cool colors of course some greys and blues. Oh and instead of a velvet pouch I would love a faux silk pouch similar to Christian Grey's tie!  Argh, can you imagine!  But this will strictly be at Sephora available in December.  Ah nothing says happy holidays like thoughts of a red room.  Fifty Shades of Grey the movie will tease us for Valentines Day 2015.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

New from Milani: Gel powder Eyeshadow

Gel formulas - I see it everywhere.  Gel eyeliners, Gel moisturizers, and gel nail polishes all companies are trying their latest advertisment campaigns and adding GEL.

Benefits of Gel -  Doesn't dry out, applies easily, enhances color, lasts longer.

As usual I was skeptical.  Gel powder? 

Milani Cosmetics is always  a hit or miss with their products.  Lately it's their lip products that have been getting the best press.  Yet I haven't hear much from their eye products.

Milani Cosmetics:

A gel powder – what would that even look like? We’ll tell you: It looks like rich, vibrant color that glides on in a single stroke, delivering a stunning multi-dimensional effect. What makes it a gel powder? Well, the formula starts as a gel and then is transformed by a special process into a stunning powder eyeshadow with pure color and power wear.

The unique process allows you to blend this incredibly innovative, weightless formula easily with your fingertips to light up your eyes. Even more to entice: It can be used wet or dry, resists creasing, and comes in satin matte, shimmer and iridescent metallic finishes. You just have to try this gel powder. It’s that different.

I picked up two colors from CVS.  Bella Taupe and Bella Black.  Yes I know two of the most boring colors of the line.  BUT here are my reasons.  One,  its fall,  why in the heck would I pick up fuchsia during fall.  Two,  if these claim to rich vibrant color, black would be the best test.  Finally third,  if gel is suppose to last then I am excited to sport a smokey eye with the taupe.

If you see these pictures they looked promising.  The black could have bee darker but i was excited to see what it looks like on the lids.  See below with the swipe test I swatched MAC soft ochre then swiped the shadows.  The primer did it's job and you can see the difference.

Finally I applied it to the lids.  I put primer only on one side.  AS you can see from the pick there are some differences. 

The without is without primer and I used the MAC soft Ochre on the lid with the "with"  I tried to blend to the best of my ability for both lids.  The one without the primer I actually had a difficult time.  so much so it turned pink if you can tell.
Final thoughts -  Don't believe the hype.  These Milani Eyeshadows are a hit and miss.  You MUST use a primer.  Though I have not tried it wet. But I am not the type that uses my shadows wet.  If theres a crazy sale,  pay and play with them But in the long run I suggest stick to your "go to" shadow brand for now.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Compare Maybelline Brow Drama and NYX Brow Gel

Oh its ON!  I was able to get me a tube of the NYX Eyebrow gel and OMG I love it.
From this picture alone, colorwise it is very similar.


NYX is far more noticable than the Maybelline.  I know I already have have pretty full brows but this fills it in very well without being obvious.
This is a quick two minute video on a one shot comparison of the two products.

Monday, October 20, 2014

My blogreaties are awesome 4000!

4000 views!  Gracias! Merci! Danke! شكرا Thank you so much for sticking with me and actually reading this blog of mine.  Things have been stressful with the move but I am coming back slowly.  I try to keep it up and am planning some great things to celebrate my upcoming one year anniversary on this blog  HORAY!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Review: Maybelline Brow Drama Gel

From my previous post you know i have been focusing on brows.  Even though I am curious about the NYX pigmented brow gel. So I was wandering aimlessly around CVS and I found this:

Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara (8.29 USD)
Maybelline New York Eye Studio Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara is Maybelline's first brow mascara that defines arches with the first-ever Sculpting Ball Brush. A colored gel tints brows and provides an even, natural, comfortable hold. No clumping. No flaking.
I had a a 5 dollars off a 15 dollar puchase.  I thought that this would be a good alternative for the NYX brow gel I cant get my hands on.  I picked up a soft brown becuase I didn't want to go dramatic  dark. weird brush.  I didn't want to mistake it for a mascara.  I thought the formula would be thicker.  Kinda looks like bird doo with this swatch.

So you can tell (or NOT at all) that this didn't do anything special to enhance, fill in or anything really.  I was hoping to have the rich pigmented results as promised.  
My final thoughts are, this stuff didn't work for me.  I know you saw the reviews on YouTube, some were good but I agree with the bad.  The brush is a joke,  way too big to disperse product and have it only on your brow.  This stuff is not pigmented.  I will probably have to see the dark brown to truly see a difference.  But save the 10 bucks. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Palettes from Cherry Culture

My blogreaties already know my stance on this website Cherry Culture,  Also you may not already know BUT I love me some palettes.  These "Strip Collection" palettes are the lastest installment of Cherry Culture brand makeup.  I saw the jumbo eye and lip crayons but personally I didn't see much on them to buy them, so I didn't.
But i am excited about these.  Looking at the colors they seem to be on the warm nuetral side of things which could be a bad thing, speakin on variety.  But I may pick up one, how about you?
Also don't these remind you of NYX I Love Paris palettes?