On New Year’s Eve, I stayed up until 3am EST, waiting for the Morphe “Jaclyn Hill’s Favorites” Eyeshadow Palette to launch. Morphe Brushes has a retail location in California and they also sell inexpensive brushes and palettes online, but Jaclyn Hill (a well-known beauty guru) basically broke the internet. The site was crawling and not working properly so I went to bed and when I woke up in the early morning, I was able to snag one of these. These were in super high demand and they are officially sold out of the palettes until February. I’ve got photographs of the palette, as well as a full tutorial and makeup look for you inside! (more…)
Archive of ‘Eyes’ category
On Monday, January 19th, 2015 QVC will be hosting a super special Today’s Special Value item. The IT Cosmetics Complexion Perfection 5-Piece Collection will debut at midnight EST for all of you looking to score this set. Whether you’re thinking about purchasing this set or you’re looking for a really great kit of products to make your skin look healthy and glowing, I’ve got a full breakdown of the kit with swatches and my thoughts. And remember, this is a limited edition kit that will be available for one day only at a very special, low price. (more…)
One of my favorite new releases is the tarte Tartelette Matte Eyeshadow Palette. This is such a gorgeous group of eyeshadow shades and they are all matte, for those of you who love a matte finish. There are twelve eyeshadow shades total, and they are all in the neutral family, from champagne beiges to muted plums to dark browns. I’ve got full swatches, my thoughts, and a makeup tutorial and look inside for you using this palette! (more…)
Melt Cosmetics is known for their intensely pigmented and bold lipstick shades in the makeup world. This brand has been picking up steam all over Instagram and they recently introduced magnetic eyeshadow stacks to their makeup line. I have been eagerly awaiting the launch of these since Thanksgiving! I have the Love Sick Eyeshadow Stack for you today, in shining glory. The concept is really cool and simple: four eyeshadow shades in huge flat pans (they are bigger than the size of your eye!) that have magnets on them so you can stack them and save room. All four shades in this stack are stunningly gorgeous. I’ve got full swatches inside as well as a makeup look using all of the shades! (more…)
The 2015 Golden Globes were on just the other night and while I don’t actually watch the ceremony, I love looking at red carpet photographs of hair and makeup. One of my favorite looks of the night was Jennifer Lopez. For those of you who know me, she has always been my biggest makeup inspiration and muse. I adore her skin and how she takes care of it, and I always love her dewy glow and smokey eye makeup looks. This look received quite a bit of attention and I did see mixed reviews. Some people thought her eye makeup was too heavy and looked a bit like a raccoon. I decided to do an inspired look that breaks down her makeup look for you so you can recreate it at home. I toned down the look ever-so-slightly to make it more wearable for the average person, as well. I’ve got full product details inside as well as a tutorial! (more…)
I’m giving away the Sephora + PANTONE Universe Facets of Marsala Eye Palette to one lucky winner! It just so happens to be out of stock online right now, so if you’d like to give yourself a chance to win it, it’s your lucky day! Check out my review and swatches here. Check out my eye makeup look and tutorial using the palette here.
To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck! Contest ends January 21st, 2015 at 12:00am EST. Open to US residents, 13 and older.
[Palette provided by PR for giveaway.]
Maybelline “The Smokes” Eyeshadow Palette is a new palette of twelve eyeshadow shades that Maybelline has introduced into their line. What’s nice about these palettes is the amount of colors they contain, as we usually don’t see drugstore palettes contain more than 4 or 5 shades. This palette emulates the high end palettes you see in Sephora, where the colors and combinations are endless and right at your fingertips. I was definitely curious to try out the pigmentation and work with these. Though the palette is called “The Smokes,” there are actually quite a few lighter shades, which surprised me. I’ve got my full review, swatches, and an eye makeup look and tutorial for you inside! (more…)
If you’ve seen my swatches of the Sephora + PANTONE Facets of Marsala Eye Palette, you know just how magnificent the shades and pigmentation are. I decided to put together a makeup look and tutorial for you, complete with a numbered guide using the palette. Whether you own the palette or plan on purchasing it, you can easily follow along with my tutorial and recreate this look. (more…)
Are you ready for another amazing “Color of the Year” product? I hope so, because this is the best one yet. The Sephora + PANTONE Facets of Marsala Eye Palette is a travel-size eyeshadow palette filled with 24 shades of various finishes and tones. It’s an absolutely brilliant palette and definitely one of, if not the best palettes that Sephora + PANTONE have collaborated on so far. Inside is a range of marsala shades, staying true to the 2015 Color of the Year, but there’s also gorgeous neutral tones that are both matte and shimmers, as well as some jewel-toned greens and a gorgeous blue. I’ve got full swatches and my thoughts inside! (more…)
The Sephora + PANTONE Cooling Marsala Multi Stick is a brand new product from the “Color of the Year” Collection at Sephora. Every year, PANTONE chooses a new shade that is considered to be the “it” color and this year it’s marsala. I was actually pretty stoked about marsala being the color they chose because I feel that it works with a range of skin tones and hair colors. For the very fair to light skinned, this shade brings out your milky skin tone and can bring warmth. For those with medium to dark skin, this is a great shade that will enhance your skin tone by adding a pop of soft, highlighted color. This product has caffeine and coconut oil in it to help wake up your skin and de-puff area’s, as well as soothe dry or sensitive skin. If you’ve ever seen the NARS’ The Multiple sticks, this is pretty much the exact same idea, except this one has a unique cooling effect when applied. It actually feels like you are rubbing refreshing aloe on your skin after a hot summer day! It’s a versatile product that you can use on the cheeks, eyes, and lips. I’ve got a simple, fresh-faced look inside that shows a monotone look using this Marsala Multi Stick, so don’t miss it… (more…)