Friday, August 15, 2014

MAC A Novel Romance Swatches


Mac A Novel Romance Lipsticks - Myself, A Novel Romance, Good Kisser, Yield To Love, Hearts Aflame, and Lingering Kiss
Reckless Desire Lipglass - Sheer pink with bright blue glitter

New Fluidline Eye Pencils

Earth Sign - Thought this was going to be brown per the website but it's much more plummy
Black Brilliance - A nice opaque black
Evil Twin - Violet

They are smudge proof and took a bit of work to get them off with a mac wipe


MAC A Novel Romance Swatches: L to R- Myself Lipstick, A Novel Romance Lipstick, Good Kisser Lipstick, Yield To Love Lipstick, Hearts Aflame Lipstick, Lingering Kiss Lipstick -- Reckless Desire Lipglass -- Earth Sign Fluidline Eye Pencil, Evil Twin Fluidline Eye Pencil, Black Brilliance Fluidline Eye Pencil. Swatches on NC30 Skin
Fun Ending Blush Swatch on nc30 skin
Fun Ending Blush























In the following looks I am wearing:
MAC loose mineral powder (medium plus)
NARS concealer
MAC Dipdown fluidline for brows
MAC False Lashes mascara
Fun Ending Blush

Lipstick and Eyeliner noted under each pic.
Lip Swatch of Myself Lipstick. Evil Twin Fluidline Eye Pencil and Fun Ending Blush

Lip Swatch of A Novel Romance Lipstick. Evil Twin Fluidline Eye Pencil and Fun Ending Blush

Lip Swatch of Good Kisser Lipstick. Black Brilliance Fluidline Eye Pencil and Fun Ending Blush

Lip Swatch of Yield To Love Lipstick. Earth Sign Fluidline Eye Pencil and Fun Ending Blush

Lip Swatch of Hearts Aflame Lipstick. Earth Sign Fluidline Eye Pencil and Fun Ending Blush

Lip Swatch of Lingering Kiss Lipstick. Black Brilliance Fluidline Eye Pencil and Fun Ending Blush



Friday, April 18, 2014

Starlight Makeup Lipgloss swatches


A good friend of mine owns a great beauty business out in Chicago and recently has started her own makeup line called Starlight Makeup. She wanted to give me a few glosses to check out. I decided to pick 5 shades that would translate closest with colors I'd typically put on my bridal clients.

This post is actually from a year ago, but turns out I never actually posted it! 

You all know I love MAC...one thing that really appeals to me about these glosses is the packaging. It looks a lot like that familiar mac packaging that I love. I'm turned off by overly weird or unique packaging because they tend to not be very practical.

Secondly, the formula is wonderful. It's thick enough to stay on for a long time, but not too thick to where it feels uncomfortable. Here are my swatches. For the record, I think Natural Luster is my fav!

Lillian, owner of Starlight Makeup, is in the process of setting up her online store. Before now, she was just taking custom orders for other industry professionals -- but now she's selling to consumers! woo! For now, this is a link to her beauty services website (hey, maybe you're in the Chicago area and need someone for hair or makeup!), and soon there will be the option on that site to purchase her products. If you like any of these glosses and want them now, please email her using the email address listed on the front page of her website. XO LC











Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MAC Playland Collection 2014 Swatches and Lip Swatches

mac playland lipglasses: bright side, live it up, pure silliness, carousel, and lots of laughs

mac playland lipsticks: playland, toying around, head in the clouds, red balloon, happy-go-lucky, and sweet experience

mac playland lipstick and lipglass swatches: playland, toying around, head in the clouds, red balloon, happy-go-lucky,  sweet experience,  bright side, live it up, pure silliness, carousel, and lots of laughs

mac playland lip and cheek casual colour swatches: For your amusement, hi jinks, and young at heart.

Carousel lipglass lip swatch with Hi Jinks casual colour as blush

Pure Silliness lipglass lip swatch with Hi Jinks casual colour as blush

Live it up lipglass lip swatch with Hi Jinks casual colour as blush

Lots of Laughs  lipglass lip swatch with Hi Jinks casual colour as blush

Bright Side  lipglass lip swatch with Hi Jinks casual colour as blush

Head in the clouds Lipstick lip swatch with Hi Jinks casual colour as blush

Sweet Experience Lipstick lip swatch with For Your Amusement casual colour as blush

Happy-Go-Lucky lipstick lip swatch with Young At Heart Casual colour for blush

Red Balloon lipstick lip swatch with Young At Heart Casual colour for blush

Toying Around lipstick lip swatch with Hi Jinks Casual colour for blush
Playland Lipstick Lip Swatch with Hi Jinks Casual Colour as blush

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FOTD using the new NARSissist eyeshadow palette!




products used:

eyes
  • NARSissist Eyeshadow palette shades: All About Eve 1 (highlight), Fez (lid/crease/under eye), Mekong (inner/outerlid), Coconut Grove (crease)
  • Lorac front of the line pro liner
  • MAC Feline eye pencil (waterline)
  • MAC Haute & Naughty lash mascara
  • MAC Spiked eyebrow pencil
skin
  • NARS Tinted Moisturizer (alaska) mixed with
  • MAC Golden Strobe elixer
  • NARS Torrid Blush
  • Hourglass ambient palette (darker shade) as cheek highlight
  • NYX taupe blush to contour
lips 
  • MAC Plink! lipstick



Arabic Eye inspired FOTD with NARSissist eyeshadow palette.

FOTD with NARSissist Shadow palette
FOTD With NARSissit Shadow Palette

EOTD/FOTD with NARSissist eyeshadow palette
EOTD/FOTD with NARSissist Shadow palette

Products used:

eyes
  • NARS Eyeshadow Primer
  • NARS NARSissist Palette shades: Madrague 1 (from crease to brow),  Bellissima 1 (inner lid and brow highlight), Ashes To Ashes (middle of lid, under eye), Brousse 2 (outer lid), Dogon 2 (outer V, under eye), Bad Behaviour (crease, under eye)
  • Lorac Front of the line pro eyeliner
  • MAC Feline eye pencil in waterline
  • MAC Blacktrack fluidline as a base on outer V and crease
  • MAC Lingering eyebrow pencil
  • MAC Studio Fix lash mascara
  • contacts from Lensbase.us in the shade "Platinum"
skin
  • Clarins firming serum
  • NARS brightening serum
  • MAC strobe cream
  • MAC Vibrancy eye primer under eyes
  • NARS Tinted moisturizer in the shade "Alaska"
  • MAC hyper real pressed powder in extra light and medium
  • NARS blush in "Angelika'
  • NYX blush "Taupe" to contour
  • Hourglass ambient powder palette on cheek highlight (middle color)
lips
  • MAC Have to Have It lip pencil
  • MAC Patisserie lipstick




Tuesday, January 21, 2014

NARS NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

2014 NARS NARSissist 15 Eyeshadow Palette

Narsissist shadow
2014 NARS NARSissist 15 Eyeshadow Palette

Narsissist shadow swatches
2014 NARS NARSissist 15 Eyeshadow Palette Swatches. From Left to right: All About Eve #1, Madrague #1, Bellissima #1, Madrague #2, Nepal, Lhasa, Fez, Ashes To Ashes, Bad Behaviour, Bali, Brousse #2, Dogon #2, Coconut Grove, Mekong, and Pandora #2

Starlooks December 2013 Starbox Review / Swatches

December 2013 Starlooks Starbox

December 2013 Starlooks Starbox

$99 value December 2013 Starbox Eyeshadow Palette

Starlooks 15 eyeshadow palette december 2013 starbox

Dec 2013 Starbox Eyeshadow palette swatches

December 2013 Starbox 15 Eyeshadow palette swatches

Hey all....really apologize about getting this up so late. I had actually written it up when I first received the box last month, but apparently it never posted...so here it is.

For the last 2 years, Starlooks has made their December Starbox a very special box because it includes a $99 value 15-eyeshadow palette. Last years was incredibly vibrant, depending on the box you received, and this one, was much more neutral, and I believe everyone received the same one. I really enjoyed the colors in this palette so much more, because they are colors I can use on a daily basis.

For $15, it's really awesome to receive such a large palette. I am so grateful that Starlooks was so generous to gift me this box.

Being that there are so many colors, there are endless opportunities as to what to wear on your eyes. This palette can literally work throughout the entire year in and out of each season.

The downside - there are a few shades that are lacking in pigmentation. Mainly the matte pinky/purple shade. I had done several layers of swatches to get it to show up like that. A couple other matte shades didn't have great pigmentation, but weren't as bad as the pink. Other than that, they have a beautiful texture and color. If it's still available on the site, I'd highly suggest picking one up, and for that matter, signing up for future Starbox subscriptions at www.starlooks.com/starbox. You can purchase the December 2013 starbox here.