Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 2012 Starlooks Starbox Swatches and Review

Dec Starbox is going to be a good one

Oct 2012 Starbox description

2012 Starlooks Starbox for October

Starlooks October 2012 Starbox Swatches: Masquerade Lipstick, Gold Dust Eye Pencil, Peddle Pigment

Eye Tattoos
Starlooks Eye Pencil Ingredients

Starlooks Lipstick Ingredients
Starlooks Pigment Ingredients


I have been loving my starboxes. I think this is my 5th or 6th one and it's really great. It came with a full size lipstick, pigment, and eye pencil. If you don't know what Starbox is yet, It's a monthly subscription box that comes with 3-4 full sized Starlooks products every time. If you want to skip a month, you simply don't pay for that month, you aren't committed to anything.

The lipstick - their lipstick has a great quality about it, it's very smooth and pigmented. The color Masquerade that comes with the box is a coppery red. They are very moisturizing on the lips.

The Pigment - The color Peddle that came in my box is a very subdued lilacy purple color. In my opinion it doesn't go very well with the lipstick that came in the box, but that's not important. It would go great paired with nudes, pinks, plums , etc. The texture is a little more lightweight than mac's pigments, but very pigmented as mac's.

The eye pencil - I got "gold dust" which is a metallicy gold color. Maybe it's something about the color, but this particular pencil is a little soft, so while applying the tip goes flat or breaks off really easily. Aside from that, the color is great. I'm not normally one for lighter colored liners, but I can see myself wearing this one.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

MAC Glamourdaze Swatches and review

Everyone has been going bananas for this collection to come out for a while. I'm excited for it too. Hope these swatches help you.

swatched on about nc20 skin

Review and dupe suggestions at bottom of blog post.

MAC Glamourdaze lipstick swatches: Beauty, Innocence, Glamourdaze, Outrageously Fun, and Dramatic Encounter
*Innocence in this photo looks slightly brighter than it does in real life. Outrageously Fun looks slightly more purple in real life. The other colors look true.

MAC Glamourdaze Nail Lacquer swatches: Endless Night, Girl Trouble, In The Limelight, and Everything That Glitters

MAC Glamourdaze Extra Dimension Eye Shadows A Natural Flirt, Stolen Moment, Round Midnight, Divine Blue, Ready To Party, Stylishly Merry, Evening Grey, and Talk, Dark & Handsome

MAC Glamour Daze Blush swatches Easy manner, Small Vanity, I'm the one. MAC Glamourdaze Kohl Power Eye Pencils Orpheus, Mystery, Feline, Raven, MAC Glamour Daze Fluidline Swatches Feminine Edge, Little Black Bow, and Catch My Eye

MAC Glamourdaze lipglass swatches, Impossibly Sweet, Talk To Me Softly, Deliciously Demure, Pink Fade, and Flight of Fancy

Review and Dupe Suggestions

Dupe suggestions are going to be from the permanent line only, so some shades might not be a "dupe" at all, but more like the closest substitute from the perm line. Shade suggestions in This color.

Lipstick ($16.50)
Beauty (glaze) Pale cool pink Politely Pink
Innocence (frost) Soft Coral Ravishing
Glamourdaze (cremesheen) Mid-tone creamy plum Capricious
Outrageously Fun (cremesheen) Mid-tone magenta violet Up The Amp
Dramatic Encounter (Amplified) Deep purple Cyber
These lipsticks have a great texture and are very pigmented.

LipGlass ($16.50)
Impossibly Sweet - Sheer soft pink with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments Moth To Flame Dazzleglass
Deliciously Demure - Soft cool brown with pearlized pigments Spirited Lipglass
Talk Softly To Me - Light creamy coral pink Underage lipglass
Pink Fade - Light creamy pink Just Superb Cremesheen Lipglass
Flight of Fancy - Rich Purple Pop Mode
Exactly what you'd expect out of lipglasses. My favorite is impossibly sweet because of its pink and gold glitter in it. 

Extra Dimension Small Eye Shadow ($19.50)
A Natural Flirt - Soft Peachy Nude Naked Lunch Eyeshadow
Divine Blue - Mid-tone aqua Aquadisiac Eyeshadow
Ready To Party - Pale lilac Seedy Pearl Eyeshadow
Stylishly Merry - Mid-tone dusty violet Cranberry Eyeshadow
Tall, Dark & Handsome - Black with pearlized pigments Black Tied
Evening Grey - Steel Silver Electra or Silverring Eyeshadow
Round Midnight - Dark burgundy Sketch
Stolen Moment - Dark taupe Satin Taupe
These are soft and buttery shadows with high shine to them. They have a great texture and a lot of pigmentation to them. 

Fluidline ($16.50)
Catch My Eye - Cool taupe grey with dazzle pearlized pigments n/a
Little Black Bow - Charcoal with dazzle pearlized pigments n/a
Feminine Edge - Pink Mauve with dazzle pearlized pigments n/a
These fluidlines have a LOT of glitter in them. I personally don't like glittery eyeliners. They also make a good eyeshadow base.

Kohl Power Eye Pencil ($16.50)
Raven - Intense black with red pearlized pigments
Orpheus - Intense black with gold pearlized pigments
Feline - Intense black with black pearlized pigments
Mystery - Intense black with green pearlized pigments
This is my favorite type of pencil eyeliner -- the kohl power eye pencil formula. The colors are really intense and pigmented.

False Lashes ($20) Black

Powder Blush ($22)
I'm The One - Mid-tone blue pink Well Dressed blush
Easy Manner - Light mid-tone peach Pinch O Peach Blush
Small Vanity - Dusty Rose Tan Mocha Blush
The blushes are very pigmented and go on smoothly. 

Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($29)
Whisper of Gilt - Light soft white gold with shimmery sheen Gold Studio Finish Loose Face Powder
Superb - Soft peachy nude with multi-dimensional shimmer Soft and Gentle MSF Mineralize Skinfinish
These have almost a chunkier texture than normal mineralize skinfinishes do. They have a metallic finish to them. Superb is too dark on my skin tone nc25 to use as a highlighter. Just a heads up for paler girls.

Nail Lacquer ($17.50)
Endless Night (cream) Pale grey pink with iridescent pearlized pigments
Girl Trouble (pearl) Super glitter pink
In The Limelight (cream) Mid-tone creamy mint
Everything That Glitters (pearl) Black with super multi-dimensional glitter
Well, MAC Nail polishes aren't the best formula, they chip after only a day or two, but the colors are still gorgeous.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

MAC Marilyn Monroe Simple FOTD using Love Goddess Lipstick

Products used
  • eyes
    • MAC Lightscapade MSF all over
    • MAC Corduroy Eyeshadow in crease
    • MAC Studio Fix Lash mascara
    • MAC Spiked brow pencil
  • skin
    • MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation nc25
    • MAC Studio fix powder
    • MAC Strada blush (to contour)
    • MAC Legendary blush
    • MAC Lightscapade (to highlight)
    • MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder used all over (adds a hint of a glow all over the face, too subtle to be designated a highlighter IMO)
  • lips
    • MAC Just Wonderful Lip Pencil
    • MAC Love Goddess Lipstick

MAC Marilyn Monroe Swatches

MAC Marilyn Monroe Eye shadow and liner swatches

MAC Marilyn Monroe Lip swatches

MAC Marilyn Monroe Blush Swatches

Marilyn Monroe Nail Lacquer swatches