Friday, January 14, 2011
I've been collecting nude lip glosses for years now... I just love all different kinds of nudes from pale to dark, flat to glittery, sheer to highly pigmented. I was picking some stuff up at the MAC counter when MAC's Dazzleglass in Bare Necessity caught my eye. When I swatched it on the back of my hand, it was so unique that I just had to have it :] It's super sheer, in fact it shows up as clear on my very pigmented lips. I guess I'll just have to wear this stuff on top of some nude lipstick... It has loads of gorgeous microscopic glitter in it, mostly magenta and just a little bit of gold glitter as well. This stuff shines so brilliantly in sunlight, even though I prefer to wear Dazzleglasses at nighttime. I love the consistency of MAC's Dazzleglasses, as they're nowhere near as sticky as regular lipglasses. One thing that I hate, though, is that Dazzleglasses are about $20 after tax and only contain about 2 grams of product. Regular lipglasses are about $16 after tax and contain nearly 5 grams of product. But I guess you have to pay the price for what you want, which is all those beautiful little sparkles :] Does anyone else love Dazzleglasses? What's your favorite one?
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Our Favorite Luxury Brand Cosmetics. Quality or a Gimmick? Tell Me Your Thoughts/I Want Your Opinions!!!!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Stippling brush. Skunk brush. Duo-Fibre brush. It has many names as well as many functions. Highlighting brush. MAC describes their 187 brush as "A large full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of face powder or pigments." I LOVE THIS THING!!! I usually apply my foundation with the 109 or the 190 but THEN I use the 187 to blend everything together and buff it all into my skin... This does an absolutely amazing job at that :] The synthetic fibers on the end are not very dense at all so they do a good job at blending everything yet not removing what's already been applied to my face. I also like to use MAC's 187 brush for when I want to apply/stipple on a sheer wash of blush or bronzer or highlight or pretty much any other face product. This brush is super soft and only picks up a small amount of product because the fibers are so sparse that they help keep you from over-applying product :] Anyone else MAD over the 187!? Perhaps you may think this brush is over-hyped and quite over-priced at $45!? Lemme know what you think :]
Saturday, January 1, 2011
One thing I cannot stand is un-blended eye makeup. You can't have a sultry, sophisticated smokey eye if there are harsh eyeshadow lines on your eyes. Blending your eye makeup really helps finish your look by smoothing everything out and helping fade the eyeshadow into your face. It also makes your look a lot more natural and just more aesthetically pleasing. I love it when an eye look starts off very dark on the lid then seamlessly fades out in a gradient effect while following the natural contours of your eyes. To do that, I like to use MAC's 217 brush. It's a soft yet firm oval-shaped goat-hair brush that blends shadows effortlessly without completely removing intensity from the look. I also like using the 217 to apply a sheer wash of color over the lid or to sheerly sweep some color over the crease. It's an amazing brush and I use it everytime I apply eye makeup :] Anyone else in love with this brush? What do you think about MAC's 217??