Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil Stash

Hey guys! So I recently placed an order on because they were having a sale on the Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil Stash. Unfortunately it's out of stock now. I was hoping to get a second one as backup because I love it! Each pencil is almost full size. The full size is 0.10 oz. and are $20 each. The minis in the set are 0.088 oz. and the set of 5 was on sale for $12!

The colors included in the set are:
-Delinquent (a royal purple with a reddish purple shimmer)
-Rehab (a brownish warm taupe color with a slightly metallic sheen)
-JuJu (a lighter version of rehab, but in the same color family) This one is only available in this set and not sold individually, which is quite a shame because it's so beautiful. However, I think that Urban Decay Toasted eyeshadow is quite similar.
-Sin (a frosty champagne color that it less frosty than Sin Primer Potion)
-Clash (a bright turquoise blue with a silver shimmer) This one is incredibly similar to Urban Decay Electric 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil except that this one is a bit more pigmented.

Keep reading after the jump to see swatches and a neutral look that I did!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CVS haul 12/26/11

So I finally caved and went to CVS to check out their clearance sale... And I got way more than I intended on getting. However! I didn't spend as much as I would have if the products weren't on clearance so I guess I got a good deal. Plus I've got a hefty amount of backups now.

Look how much I saved! I thought that this was insane. So as you can see, this sale is definitely worth checking out. I don't know how long the sale runs as it is dependent on how long it takes each individual store to receive new products to put in their place.

These are all the goodies that I got. There was more that I wanted, but I needed to practice self-control. :D
I'll do some initial reactions to a few of the items, but not all of them as some are backups for me.

Reviews after the jump!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

I'm back!!! Urban Decay Wallpaper Palette review

Hey guys! Sorry for being MIA for so long. I've been super busy with work and college. :( But I'm done with my first semester and am on break for a month so hopefully I can blog more.

Anyways onto the review. Now I know that the Wallpaper Palette is discontinued, but the colors inside of it are still available in other palettes and individually as well. Now I love Urban Decay, but their inclusion of glittery eyeshadows in almost of their palettes drive me a little batty. No matter what I do to combat glitter fallout, it still ends up all over my face. In fact, I got so frustrated with the color Uzi that I actually dug that one out of the palette since it was creating a mess. Grind, Shotgun, Chopper and Midnight Cowboy are all gorgeous colors, but they have so much glitter fallout. I think if you used a base that was meant for glitter, it might be able to keep the glitter on your eyes and off your face. I have yet to get a glitter eyeshadow base, but haven't had time to venture out to get one.

Now, I'll talk about what I LOVE about this palette. Smog is a gorgeous bronzey- brown color that works so well for everyday. It appears in a few of Urban Decay palettes so I'm sure that you have this shadow if you own Urban Decay palettes. Asphyxia is an awesome color that is quite unique. I don't have a color like that in my collection (and my collection is quite large). It is a light lilac purple with a bluish-pink duochrome. Shattered is a beautiful turquoise that leans quite green and looks great packed on all over the lid. Last Call is a cranberry color that I feel can be sort of difficult to wear on it's own. I wore it a few days ago all around the eye with brown and black liner. As the liner faded throughout the day, I noticed that the shadow started to make my eyes look kind of blotchy... BUT it is nice looking when you use it in conjunction with a brown and lots of liner rimmed around the eyes.

Okies. Enough babbling. Picture time!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Urban Decay Show Pony Palette

Hello again! Today's review is going to be on urban decay's show pony palette. I bought it sometime last year at sephora for $30 but they're having it on sale for $16. Great for those of you who haven't checked it out yet. Bad for those of us who already bought it full price.

My thoughts on this palette:
  • great if you are looking to try out urban decay products
  • I wish they had a matte nude color to be used as a highlight
  • overall color selection is great
  • only color i have problems with is snatch because it's so glittery
  • there are neutrals to help balance out the brights
  • worth the money, the shadows are slightly smaller than mac shadows
  • comes with a mini primer potion and eyeliner which both work great
  • packaging is cardboard but it's very sturdy and slim, plus it comes with a mirror!
Continue reading to see more pictures and swatches!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Review: Maybelline EyeStudio cream eyeshadows

Hey guys! First post! Woohoo!!! :)

top: #25 Neutral Liasons
bottom: #15 Rose Revolution

I'm going to review the cream shadows that are relatively new. The 2 that I got were #25 Neutral Liasons and #15 Rose Revolution. I got them at RiteAid right before the holidays on sale for around $3 each, but with a coupon that they had I got 2 for $3. Sweet deal, huh?

Anyways onto the actual review.

Packaging: it's similar to all the eyestudio packaging. Sort of flimsy and cheap plastic. They could have definitely made it a little sturdier but since it's cream it won't shatter. On the back, they have a picture of the shadows in action but they just show the finished product but it doesn't give you product placement unlike the Expertwear eyeshadow quads that Maybelline has.

Product: You get 3 grams (.10 oz.) of product. It has a creamy texture that's dry to the touch. They have a pretty good color range but these were the ones that I wanted.

Application: I'd recommend using your fingers rather than a brush to get the product to apply more smoothly. It blends very nicely but you have to be careful not to overblend or else the shadows risk looking muddy. I suggest using a primer if your lids are super oily but they didn't crease on me(and my lids are moderately oily). They serve as a nice base for shadows as an undertone. However, they work nicely by themselves as actual eyeshadows but you have to be careful in how much you apply.

Color Descriptions
Neutral Liasons: The left color is a creamy offwhite. It has a satin-y finish and looks almost matte when applied on the lid. The middle color is a taupe-y color with some shimmer. It leans more golden. The right color is a chocolate-y brown with gold shimmer. It definitely has warm undertones and looks great in the crease and the outercorner.
Rose Revolution: The left color is a medium champagne with gold undertones. The middle color is a coral-pink with gold undertones. The right color is a golden bronze-y brown that has a pinkish undertone.
sidenote: I just swatched Benefit's creaseless cream shadow/liner in r.s.v.p. next to the left color in the rose revolution and they look almost the same except the undertones are different. The left color is golden while the Benefit one has a pink undertone. I think the effect would be similar if you were to use it as a highlight for the inner corners but as a base it would change the effect of the shadow you put on top.

So in it's entirety, I would definitely recommend you try these out for yourselves but I love them. They blend nicely and are very creamy but not overly so. I like these more than the Revlon Illuminance creme shadows. I feel that these apply more evenly and the colors are more pigmented. If you prefer a more satiny finish then I suggest the Neutral Liasons trio because of the cream color. It works great as a highlight and a base color! The Rose Revolution one would be great for the summer especially since the coral-pink color is so vibrant.

Onto the pictures and swatches!!! :)