Friday, November 30, 2012

Urban Decay Naked Basics

Recently, Urban Decay came out with a new palette adding to the Naked collection called Naked Basics. At $27.00 you really can't go wrong with these colors, all matte perfect for a day look, but maybe not edgy enough for a night out. 
Naked Basics includes six full-size shadows with four new shades:
  • Venus: a demi- matte soft off-white
  • Foxy: a matte light yellowish beige
  • Walk of Shame: a matte light pinkish nude
  • Naked2: a matte rosy taupe
  • Faint: a matte warm brown
  • Crave: a matte dark brownish black

Friday, November 23, 2012

Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Blush

First of all, Happy black friday and Happy Thanksgiving.

We can all be thankful that I am finally making another blog post and this one on the Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush.

At $24, this brush buffs away lines to create seamless, smooth looking skin.

Streaky foundation is never cute and, the Optical Blurring Brush's (wow that's a mouth-full) soft synthetic bristles and rounded tip definitely take care of streaks.
I've also heard that synthetic bristles, being less porous then natural fibers, are less conducive to the growth of bacteria potentially leading to fewer breakouts.

All in all this getting this brush is a win and I definitely recommend it :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

L'Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner

At $9 this super creamy super pigmented eyeliner is great for smokey looks.

School :(

Sorry I haven't been posting lately! High school is a mess, and I have to juggle, homework, relationships, my social life, sports, and my tumblr.
I promise a new review soon!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Liquid Eyeliners

Physician's Formula, Urban Decay, Revlon Colorstay

Physician's Formula 2 in 1 Eyelash Booster ($11)

This eyeliner is hands down my favorite of all time. (And I've tried a lot of eyeliners)
It's perfectly pigmented, applies so smoothly, doesn't flake or smear and the brush is unique and will make you want to never use another in your life.
On top of that, it contains a lash-growing serum that actually works! Within two weeks my lashes were longer and fuller than they'd ever been before.
It's very long wearing, it doesn't claim to be water proof but it is sweat proof/oily lid proof.

Urban Decay Perversion ($19)

This eyeliner is a liquid liner so it has a brush, which for me makes a bit more difficult to apply.
It is water proof which is amazing. The color pay out is beautiful.
The reason I would not purchase this again is because the brush as I mentioned makes it difficult to apply, and it ran out really quickly which disappointed me because this liner is pretty pricey.

Left to right: Physician's Formula, Urban Decay, Revlon Colorstay

Monday, August 13, 2012

Pencil Eyeliners

Makeup Forever, Urban Decay, Drugstore

Makeup Forever Aqua Liner ($18)

  • Neither too creamy nor too dry
  • Glides on very easily
  • Good for water line or tight line
  • Waterproof which is a great plus for all the emptional people out there like me!
Overall, I'd have to say this eyeliner is my holygrail eyeliner. It's not too creamy that it slides off immediately.
It's waterproof which makes me happy because I cry a lot, so I use waterproof whenever, stays on during school, sports, etc.
It's super long lasting so it's great for summer and it's what I've been wearing everyday for my everyday look!

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil: Perversion ($19)

  • Very creamy
  • Easy to apply
  • Waterproof
  • Super pigmented
  • A bit pricey though
I'd say this pencil would be better on the tight line, but it's super long lasting and super pigmented. Waterproof too. Great for the winter, but for the summer I would stick with my Aqua Liner.

Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil ($6)

  • Super creamy
  • Very easy to apply
  • Very reasonable pricing
  • Long lasting- but not waterproof
  • Not as long lasting as Urban Decay

This eye pencil is INCREDIBLY pigmented and glide on with the look and feel of liquid eyeliner. There is no tugging or pulling, or no need to layer this pencil.
They are also incredibly long lasting! You do need to allow the liner to dry for about 5 seconds or so, but after that this liner doesn't smudge, transfer, or fade.

This eyeliner is definitely the dupe of Urban Decay's 24/7 eye pencils, but not as long lasting.
From left to right: Milani, Urban Decay, Physician's Formula

For my everyday look, I'll either use my Urban Decay Perversion or my Milani eyepencil on my tight line and then I use my Makeup Forever to kind of "set" it because the Makeup Forever isn't as creamy as the others.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Purple Lips?!

Using Nyx's lip liner in #838 Purple Rain, I created this fun, bright lip color perfect for the summer!

Maybelline Fit Me

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation ($6) This foundation blends beautifully for an undetectable finish. It blends perfectly into your skin and I really love how it feels.
Unfortunately though, it does not have a pump making application a bit more difficult.
This foundation had a lot of hype when it first came out which made me get it. (I was shade 120)
Although it works nicely for some people, for most it causes breakouts (which did happen to me)
The shade selection is very nice though, and it looks so nice when its applied.
Throughout the day it can get a bit oily.

In the end its a thumbs down for me because the breakouts it caused for me :( and the fact it got my combination skin a little oily.

(the picture is of me right after I applied it. Sorry, I can't take serious pictures)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Talenti Gelato- Belgian Milk Chocolate

Hands down my new favorite ice cream.

Ohmygoodness, it's the most perfect and sweet combination of savory chocolate with hints of vanilla.

I could eat the whole pint in one sitting.

I definitely need to stock my freezer with this.

What Makes You Beautiful 1st Birthday

This is what I do in my spare time wooot!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow

Came in March to Benefit counters, new ($34), Benefit’s new line of light-to-medium coverage liquid foundation, barely feels like anything at all on your skin.
It comes in nine shades, and the girls at the Benefit counters matched me up with 'I'm So Money' Honey.
he foundation itself feels very thin and watery, and the first time I used it I thought it wouldn’t provide enough coverage. But it did. I used a full pump and applied that over my entire face. It's a light to medium coverage which I really like. It's like tinted moisturizer turned up a notch (with the added benefit of SPF 25 PA+++).
It is lightweight, long lasting, and it has a semi-matte semi dewy finish, which looks natural and I really like that.

I really like the way it smells, (yes I'm picky about how face products smell) 
It has a pump which is great. I love foundations with a pump.

It’s designed for all skin types, from dry to oily and combo, I wondered how it would handle my dry cheeks and oily t-zone. Well, it seems to fare better on the drier bits, like my cheeks, where it evens out my skin tone without raising any flakes, but on my oily t-zone, shiny patches start to peek through after 4-5 hours. I’ve started applying a setting powder to keep down the shine, but if you’re super oily, you might also have to include a primer.

But I'm gonna return the Hello Flawless. I'm gonna have to return because it has yellow undertones and I have pink undertones, the girls at the counter said that its made to cancel out the redness, but I just felt it made me look orange. :( 
I'm gonna stay with my Urban Decay Naked Foundation for now!
I have on "I'm So Money Honey" Foundation and the "Beige" Powder

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

About Me

That's me ^ Nancy, my passion is surfing, makeup, and food.
I'm a green tea enthusiast.
Here on this blog I will be reviewing makeup and food. 
So, enjoy and have a nice day :)