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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Putting It to the Test: Maybelline Color Tattoo

I'm sure most of you, if not all of you, know about the Maybelline Color Tattoo cream shadows. Many people are comparing these to MAC's paintpots. Not only are they a good dupe for the paintpots, but they are also better, in my opinion. Don't get me wrong. I love my painterly paintpot, but I prefer the colors and wear of the Maybelline compared to MAC. Maybelline claims that the color tattoo creams are 24 hour wear. I decided to put this to the test to see if they can hold up for 24 hours without primer on oily eye lids. The color I chose to test out is Pomegranate Punk. This test ran for a full 24 hours with pictures throughout the 24 hours.

Bare eye. No primer.
After application. Pomegranate Punk and Mascara.
4 hours in
12 hours. See the bit of creasing?
24 hours and after sleeping.
As you can see, the product didn't start creasing on me until around 12 hours. Even then you couldn't see it with the eye open. Honestly, I couldn't see it until the picture was taken. This was after me doing dishes and cleaning the house and sweating. At the 24 hour mark hardly any product was left and there was definitely more creasing. If I had applied a primer this would probably have stayed on longer without creasing. I do believe it holds up longer than most 24 hour products claim; however, if you have oily lids you may want to consider using a primer so it does not crease on you. Most people would not leave on a product for 24 hours anyway, so this product will definitely last 12 hours or more.

I love these shadows, and I plan on getting one in every color. They make excellent bases and shadows alone. Do you have any of the color tattoo shadows? Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lime-Aid Scandal

Hi all! Long time no post! Up today is a look I did the other night. I haven't really been wearing much makeup and if I do it's pretty natural. My husband loves green, especially lime green, so I decided to do a look using a lime green. Once again, I pulled out my Truth or Dare Cosmetics pigments for this look. Usually when I do a lime green I pair it with purple, and that's what I did with this look. The purple I used has a fine, red glitter in it but it doesn't transfer to the eye unless you pack on the color. Anyway, this purple leans toward dark blue/black when applied to the eye. I still like the way it came out, and I experimented with a new liquid liner that I got. It's the L'Oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense felt pen. I prefer the felt pen to the brush with liquid liners. Well, this is enough rambling. Here's the look:


Products Used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX JEP in Milk
TOD Lime-Aid
TOD Scandal
TOD Snow
Revlon Matte Vintage Lace
Milani Liquif'eye in black
L'Oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense liquid eyeliner
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes
Wet'n'Wild Ultimate Brow Kit

Thanks for looking! Please let me know what you think? How do you wear lime green?

Friday, February 10, 2012

How do you like dem apples?

So, I haven't really done anything makeup wise in a few days. I've just been feeling a little blah. I decided to play around last night and this is what I came up with. Once again, I used my Truth or Dare Cosmetics pigments. I need to stop using them so much and use something else! My stash has become neglected, haha. Here's the look:

I went back blonde o_O
Products Used

Eyes:
MAC Painterly Paintpot
TOD Swamp Thing
TOD Dem Apples
Revlon Matte Vintage Lace
L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner
UD 24/7 in Covet
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes

Face:
MAC MSF Natural in Medium
Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Light


Sunday, February 5, 2012

We Be Clubbin

This is a look I did yesterday. I wanted to do something a little different than what I normally do, and this was the result. I decided to pair a smokey-ish eye with a red lip. I loved the way this turned out. Please let me know what you think!


Products Used:

Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe
MAC Club
MAC Warm Chill
MUG Vanilla Bean
Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in Black
Maybelline Colossal Volume

Face:
MAC MSF Natural in Medium
NARS Deep Throat
Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Light
MAC Vanilla Pigment

Lips:
Jordana Lip Liner in Plush Plum
Cover Girl Lip Perfection in Euphoria
L'Oreal Le Gloss (can't remember the color. It's a wine color)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pink, Blue, & Yellow

What an original name, right? I couldn't come up with a name for this look but whatever. This is a color combination I have done before. However, the first one was a little more dramatic than this one. Both times I've never been too sure about the color placement of the yellow, but I've always gotten compliments on it so I guess I'll keep it. Anyway, here's the look:


Products Used:

Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX JEP in Milk
Truth or Dare Cosmetics in Fierce
Truth or Dare Cosmetics in Swindled
Truth or Dare Cosmetics in Bright Eyes
Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in Black
Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara
Ardell Giselle lashes

Face:
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation in Soft Beige
MAC MSF Natural in Medium
Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Light
NARS Deep Throat Blush
MAC Vanilla Pigment

Lips:
Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

It's all about the drama.... & glitter!

I was bored tonight, as always. I decided to go to my makeup desk and just sit there for a minute. I knew I wanted to do something with glitter, but I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do. I went through my glitter stash and found a red/burgandy glitter that I've never used. I'm not sure where it's from because it's in a sample jar with no name. I got it as an extra in a makeup swap once. Anyway, I decided to go kind of dramatic since I was going to use that color glitter. It isn't anything fancy schmancy, but I liked it.


I only did one eye as you can see, but I would definitely do a dark, vampy lip with this look if I did the entire face. I know that a lot of people prefer nude with such a dramatic eye, but I think a dark lip would look amazing with this. How would you wear this look?

Products Used:
Black e/s in Wet'n'Wild Greed palette (LOVE this black)
Red-ish glitter
Revlon Matte Vintage Lace e/s (highlight)
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes