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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lip Color in Metallic Mauve

 one swipe, 3-4 swipes
 above and below: different angles to show off the frost and the color

lip swatch

This lip color is pretty moisturizing.  It is very light but still adds a pretty pink to your lips.  I don't think it is overly frosty, and it looks really nice with a clear gloss. I likes it!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

E.L.F Beauty Encyclopedia, Smokey Eye Edition

I think this palette is cute and unique.  It closes magnetically, has 12 biig eyeshadow pans, and an eyeliner that isn't half bad.  The eyeshadows are all pretty pigmented, but more on that later.
 The cover of the palette, that pretty much shows what it looks like inside...
 Opened palette.  Has a neat little guide on the front inside cover, nice for beginners.  Also, there is a plastic sheet protecting the eyeshadows/the rest of the book from getting covered in shadows.
 a close up of the shadows.  (sorry, I used this before taking pictures!)
 The eyeliner.  It's kind of small, but it works for me.  I have yet to try it out on my eyes, but it has good staying power as far as I can tell.  (rub test, and once I finally had it off, I had a stain on my arm for the rest of the day!
and...the swatches.  These are really great!  These are only 1-2 swipes on top of Loreal Cream Shadow Paint in Secretive (except for the last one).  They all show up pretty good (except for the last one, but only because it matches my skintone).  I love that there are some bright colors, some light colors, and some dark ones for creating a smokey eye.  And actually, I kind of like that the matte black (last one) is not super pigmented, it makes it easier to build up color without messing up by adding too much.  (and that one gray that looks like a really badly done black, is actually a realy nice gray shade)  The eyeliner was easy to swatch, and although I don't know how it will perform on my eyes, it is pretty pigmented.
See you soon!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Wet'n'Wild Color Icon blush in Pearlescent Pink

I've been wanting to try this blush for such a long time, but when it was on sale, I knew I just had to get it. 
with flash

without flash

 shade name
 blush in the pan.  I've edited this a bit to get it closer to the actual shade.
an inaccurate finger swatch (colorwise, but good for showing off the smooth texture
arm swatch!

Different angle, you can see the sparkle better.
I love this shade!  It's easy to build up the color (you don't want to put on a lot at a time, but it's possible to-it's really pigmented.)  It's got a little bit of gold glitter in it, but not enough that you look covered in glitter.  If you want a really cheap blush in a pretty color, definitely check this out!
If you've come to this post/blog through my youtube channel, please comment on the video that you came from telling me what you think!

Wet'n'Wild Natural Wear Lip Shimmer in Berry

Oh so pretty, I would say this is my lips but better, in an uber natural way...
 the one thing I hate is that the shade name is only on the wrapping...sigh.
 cute packaging...
 comparison to a wet'n'wild lipstick
 at first glance, I thought this would not be shimmery.  (Another shade I own, spice, is not shimmery.)
 But now, you can sort of see the shimmer in the swatch
 it's more prominant in this pic
and on the lip swatch.

Oh, glorious, sheer goodness.  This is soo pretty :)   I would also say that this product defies categorization.  berry is sheer like a tinted lip balm, both berry and spice have a consistancy that isn't lip balm or quite lipstick either.  But spice is fairly opaque.  grr...
ps: here is a comparison swatch of berry and spice
as you can see, berry has more shimmer!

Wet'n'Wild Lipstick in Breeze

This might now be my favorite Wet'n'Wild lipstick...but you know, I say that every time I get a new one.

 One layer/several layers
 above and below: different angles to show the shimmer

lip swatch
I love it! It's very wearable as it is slightly sheer.  It adds just enough color and isn't drying.  And at $1 (and that's when it isn't even on sale) this is awesome!

Wet'n'Wild Color Icon Trios in Silent Treatment and I'm Getting Sunburned

I'm gonna let these speak for themselves.

 natural light
 with flash
 natural light
 with flash
 with flash

 different lighting (to see the lighter shades better)
 silent treatment
 I'm getting sunburned

These are awesome!  Very pigmented and smooth.  Silent treatment's top shade (pinky cream?)  is satin/shimmer as is the bottom shade (cool toned taupe), while the middle shade (mystery color, see below) is a satin/matte with plenty of glitter.  I'm getting sunburned has a pink frost, matte with sparkles, and a metallic/sparkle/super-awesome-finish-that-I-have-never-seen-anything-like-it gold.  It's just really cool.  These palettes retail for $2.99.
ps. While swatching silent treatment, I couldn't tell if the middle shade was brown or black.  So I swatched it with other colors (from other wet'n'wild color icon palettes) for reference.  The top shade is the one in question, the shade on the left is the matte brown from the Vanity palette, the second is the matte black from the Greed palette, and the last is from I'm Getting Sunburned.  My verdict: black brown.

Wet'n'Wild Color Icon Pencil in Purple

This is from the new 2011 line, as were the copper and silver pencils.
Check it out!

Aaaand....gorgeous!  The eyeliner is creamy, smooth, and pigmented.  Gorgeous.