Category: Eyes

Urban Decay Rail 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Review

Urban Decay Rail 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil

A good eyeliner can be hard to find but Urban Decay is one of the few brands I’ve tried that has made life a little easier for makeup lovers. The 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils have been creeping into my collection for years now with limited edition sets and my recent acquisition of the beautiful Stash. However, it took the new 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencils to really make me realize just how well Urban Decay has perfected their eyeliner formula. My eyes are intensely watery all year round. Especially in the morning as I’m applying my makeup. Which makes getting ready a hassle sometimes because everything is sliding off after the slight water works. My eye cream, falsies and, of course, my eyeliner too.

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Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Eyeshadow Palette Review

Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Eyeshadow Palette

The makeup world is still losing their minds over the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette (so am I a little) but I still can’t give up my Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Palette. Not just yet. The Tartelette in Bloom Palette first made its appearance to the scene during the holiday season and I’ve been finding myself reaching for it consistently ever since. It’s very similar to the original Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette except it sports much warmer shades and Tarte tossed 3 lustre shadows to balance out all the mattes. I live for a dash of shimmer and shine on the lids so I appreciate Tarte switching it up. A lot.

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

The makeup world has seen a ton of eyeshadow palette releases over the last year but none has been as crazy and catastrophic as the release of the Too Faced limited edition Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette. Anticipation for the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette has been building for months thanks to social media teasers and Instagram sneak peeks. It became so intense that when the Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette was finally released online it would sell out within minutes leaving many makeup junkies overwhelmed, upset and ultimately empty handed. The time has finally come where the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette has finally hit stores at Ulta and we can breathe a quick sigh of relief as it’s becoming a tiny bit easier to buy.

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad for Summer 2016

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad for Summer 2016

Step up your contoured eye looks with the Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad. Featuring four specially curated palettes with matte shades, these quads spotlight Kat Von D’s high pigment, silky, and blendable shadows in a covetable, coffin-shaped palette. Bring out the best in your eyes with a neutral base, and then use the contour, define, and highlight shades to create your ideal eye shape. Each quad includes an easy-to-follow how-to insert, illustrated by Kat Von D, so you can lift, define, widen, and narrow eyes with color.

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Jouer Kitten Liner Review

Jouer Kitten Liner

When I received an email from IpsyOS for free tickets to Ipsy’s Generation Beauty Conference in LA I didn’t know what to expect besides a good time. Let me tell you. It was so much better than I expected! There were tons of brands in attendance with their own booths surrounded by some of the most beautiful and stylish people I’ve ever seen crammed into one huge space. I was like a kid in a a candy store meeting brand representatives and seeing so many friendly smiling faces. Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better I started racking up goodie bags galore filled with brands I’ve never tried but were eager to test out.

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Multitask in Style with Tarte’s Double Duty Beauty Collection

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Collection for Spring 2016

Did I mention that I was starting to develop a thing for Tarte? Tarte managed to finally spark my interest with the Tartelette Eyeshadow Collection and now they’re beginning to reel me in with the new Double Duty Beauty Collection now available exclusively at Ulta. I have to be honest. Before I went to the Tarte training I was not at all impressed or interested in the Double Duty Beauty Collection. Double ended beauty products have never really been my thing because they always seemed cheap to me. Then after seeing the amazing Rainforest of the Sea Collection that was rolling out exclusively at Sephora the Double Duty Beauty Collection just looked like a disappointment.

Then I went to the Tarte training for the Double Duty Beauty Collection and got a chance to see and play with everything in person. I guess seeing really is believing because I came outta there wanting almost everyone I touched that day. LOL! Usually when we see double ended makeup it looks and feels cheap and the quality is often shoddy. Not this time around! Tarte has actually managed to make fetch happen with their latest collection of multitasking makeup.

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Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection

A few years ago, the first brand that came to mind when I thought about good quality eyeshadows was Urban Decay. Now, my first brand of choice has become Too Faced with Lorac being a super close second. Too Faced is mostly known for their super cute packaging but when they released the original Chocolate Bar Palette I realized that Too Faced meant serious business. Since then, Too Faced has created an entire Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection featuring 3 beautiful palettes that are all pigmented with a soft buttery texture that’s incredibly easy to blend. They’re pretty much life in a palette to sum it quickly. I think every makeup junkie needs at least one of them!

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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Review

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

We saw an influx of liquid lipsticks and contour releases last year but what I’m just now realizing is that it was also the year of eyeshadow palettes. It took me a little while to notice it but after counting the number of eyeshadow palettes I picked up last year (9 or more) it was clear to see that eyeshadow palette releases were pretty much back to back in 2015. Every time I turned around, there was a palette releasing that I needed as much as I need a hole in my head. It was complete madness!

However, there was one limited edition palette that I just knew I didn’t want: the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette. When Urban Decay first announced that they were collaborating with Gwen Stefani for a collection I was bouncing off the wall with excitement. Gwen Stefani is known for her fun fashion and bold, bright colors so I was expecting something funky spectacular since Urban Decay is pretty well known for taking a walk on the edgy side too. Imagine my disappointment when the sneak peeks of the Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette hit Instagram and it turned out to be an extension of the Naked line. Womp womp!

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Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Eyeshadow Palette

It’s peanut butter jelly time! I know I’m not the only one who randomly breaks out into song and dance every time I think of the new Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Eyeshadow Palette. The song matches my excitement so well because I already believe Too Faced’s latest palette is the best thing since slice bread (pun intended) and it’s definitely something to dance about. When the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette released last year I had to get my hands on it because Peanut Butter looked like the most perfect transition shadow I’ve ever laid eyes on. Once I finally got my hands on Semi-Sweet, it was only a matter of time before my pan of Peanut Butter had a massive dip in it.

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Tarte Tartelette Eyeshadow Collection

Tarte Tartelette Eyeshadow Collection

Before the holiday season, my stash was pretty much Tarte-free. I’ve tried a Glamazon lipsticks and a concealer before years ago but they’ve never pushed me over the edge to really explore the rest of the brand and really see what Tarte’s all about. Fast forward to today and I’ve become a full on Tartelette thanks to Tarte’s recent Tartelette Eyeshadow Collection. The love affair started when I finally swatched the Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette over the holiday and decided to finally give it a try after seeing one too many pictures of it on that darn Instagram. Next thing I know, the entire collection ends up in my stash because Tarte did such a bang up job. Damn you Tarte!

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