Urban Decay Lip Envy Lip Stain

17 Aug

Guilty as charged! Yours truly is an Urban Decay fanatic!

If your like me then you prefer something subtle, but noticeable, and above all long lasting! Interesting enough this lip stain applies cool, then dries down to a semi-matte finish. The product is kept in a petite and intriguing inkwell, and its applicator is ideal for perfect application.

However, it is a color that last and can be difficult to remove, though the colors are beautiful enough to wear 24/7, there are just some moments when a girl just needs to go natural.

Out of 10, I give it a 7!

xoxo,

LoveMACPink

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Coastal Scents Camouflage Palette

17 Aug

Readers, I have to say I am extremely anxious to review this palette, because it has been one of my favorites for the absolute longest time.

use the Costal Scents Camouflage Palette to hide any flaw, from redness to pimples. The palette is composed of ten different cream concealers and you can combine shades to create the perfect one for your skin tone.

Each provides full and natural coverage and are easy to apply.  For everyday users or professional makeup artists this pallet is the solution to it all .

It is ideal for travel and are very durable and long lasting during the day!

 

Out of 10, I give it a 10!

xoxo,

LoveMACPink

Sigma Brushes

17 Aug

**All thoughts are my own, I purchased this product with my own money and I was not paid by any company to express these thoughts**

Lets move on to the backbone of makeup.  A good quality makeup brush set. Now I’ve had the opportunity to try a few different brush sets and I found that the Sigma brushes were very effective and so I thought its time for a review on these wondrous brushes.

Now the brushes come in a container that will ultimately keep your brushes safe and assure that the do not get dirty, so its perfect for travel. It comes with 12 brushes and it has all the essential brushes for make up application. They retail to roughly $99.00, so they are on the pricey side, however, they are extremely well made brushes and very durable.

The Kit includes a fluffy powder brush, a contour  brush, which is perfect for bronzer,  a large stippling brush, a foundation brush, a blending brush, an eyeshadow brush, a cream eyeshadow brush,  an angled medium shading brush, a pencil brush, a concealer brush, a small angled brush, and finally an eyeliner brush.

These brushes are perfect for any makeup user, weather they are beginners or experts, I highly recommend these brushes.

Out of 10 I give them a 9!

xoxo,

LoveMACPink

 

 

 

Conair vs. Sedu

17 Aug

**All thoughts are my own, I purchased this product with my own money and I was not paid by any company to express these thoughts**

Lets be honest girls, we all like to spice up our days with a fun little curl in our hair. We can go classic and chic, or we can go spicy and boho, always adding a light flair to our mornings or even make a statement on a night out.

Now, my favorite curling irons are those with no clasps, because they create the greatest and most natural looking curls. But the day has come to break the tie between my two favorite curling irons, the Conair and the Sedu. Now I love them deeply but they are on two completely different ends of the spectrum in reference to price, curls, and absolutely everything.

So let us get started, the Conair Infiniti is wonderful and it is magic on your hair. This can go up to $45.00 but I promise it is worth the money, and i would spend it again in a heart beat for this curling iron, and it is available anywhere. I bought mine at Target I believe and they are always in stock, so availability is a check!

The Sedu Revolution comes right along with the Conair because I use it so often and the results never fail,  they are consistent and give your hair a life and a body that one could not complain about.  They are available at http://www.folica.com, and it is a trustworthy site because I always receive the products in a few days and inn great quality. HOWEVER, it is a little bit pricey and can go up to $120.00, but again it is worth the cost, the results are incomparable to anything else.The product comes with a heat protection glove and we all need that when straightening or curling our hair.

 

On to the difference then!
The Sedu is a single measurement from the base to the tip, and the come from 19mm to about an inch in with that will give u diverse waves or curls. The Conair however is thicker at the  base roughly 3/4 of an inch and thins out as it reaches the tip, and as you go down in your hair, the curl gets smaller. However, both produce long lasting curls and will last even through a nights sleep. But the Conair actually goes up to 400 degrees while  the Sedu reaches a max of 350.

THE DEAL BREAKER:

Being that the Conair is from a Drugstore it doesn’t always have a warranty if the break, compared to the Sedu which comes with a two year warranty, which can be very helpful when used after a long while.

Hence, after close analysis and comparison the decision has been reached, and if I were to recommend a curling iron worth the cost, I recommend the Sedu Revolution.

Out of 10, I give it a 10!

xoxo,

LoveMACPink

 

Blue Line Cosmetics

17 Aug

**All thoughts are my own, I purchased this product with my own money and I was not paid by any company to express these thoughts**

This is actually quite a new list of products for me, however I am an experimenter and I like to take risks with my makeup, as I’m sure that many of us do.  A while ago I came about the Blue Line Cosmetics and, knowing me, I was curious and I was bound to buy an array of their products.

Well, I bought a couple of pigments and frankly they are…”okay, i guess…”, meaning they are pretty however they need to be applied wet and in order to really have it show, you ABSOLUTELY need a primer. For these pigments, ITS A MUST! Now for those who are into the sparkle, this is definitely recommended, however I stress that in order to have it shown, you use a base, if not the pigment seems to fade. On the bright side, they are not expensive products and if you are a fan of loose pigments, then I believe this is the product for you. And best of all, they DO NOT SMUDGE! Now, that for me is the main thing when buying eyeshadow.

On to the brushes! I bought an eyeshadow brush, and frankly, it is far too small and if it was meant for the crease to define it or something, I do not see that happening. The brush does not distribute the product well and I wouldn’t recommend it.

Overall the products are not bad, and they are best when used with a primer.

Out of 10, I give them a 4!

xoxo,

LoveMACPink

Must Haves In ANY Makeup Bag

17 Aug

**All thoughts are my own, I purchased this product with my own money and I was not paid by any company to express these thoughts**

There are just things in life that women must have, and makeup is one of them.

In any good and equipped makeup bag, there a number of essentials that we all must carry, luckily I have composed a list of the basic necessities and my go-to products.

Concealer. 

This is a MUST! No one wants to walk around with a gargantuan pimple on the middle of their forehead or an enormous red spot around their nose.  So when purchasing a concealer, choose a creamy formula that can hide under-eye circles and cover blemishes.

I turn to the Bobby Brown Creamy Concealer, this product it matches all skin tones well, and it does not dry out the under eye area. Hides imperfections  incredibly well! Out of 10, I give it an 8!

Foundation or Tinted Moisturizer.
Now, you don’t need to bulk it all over your face, simply in places where you see uneven skin tone or slight to moderate discoloration. If you do not need as much coverage, consider a tinted moisturizer instead.
I turn to the Neutrogena Cosmetics Healthy skin Enhancer SPF 20, this tinted moisturizer smooths fine lines and provides a lightweight tint in a sole application. Out of 10, I give it a 9!
Blush.
Come on ladies, we all want a little color! Search for a warm tone to add a pop of color to the apples of your cheeks. Nothing to dramatic please, we are looking for rosy red, not Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer!
I turn to the Nars Highlighting/Bronzing Blush Duo, it’s universally flattering and contains natural-looking hues for any skin tone. It produces the summer’s ideal and glorious glow with ease all year.
Out of 10, I give it a 6!
Powder.
Just for a quick dusting of to set makeup and fully control that dreadful shine.
I turn to Physicians Formula – Mineral Face Powder, providing a natural appearance and gently absorbs oil without drying, and its PERFECT for breakout prone skin! Out of 10, I give it a 7!
Mascara.
There is no better way to bring attention to your eyes than by defining your lashes.  I recommend sticking with basic black  yet, if you have light hair, stick to dark brown.
I turn to L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes, the wand holds both long and short bristles that separate lashes and create the fanned out effect all women crave! No overload. No clumps. No smudge.  The best for all eyes! Out of 10, I give it a 11!
Eye liner.

Use a dark brown or black pencil to create a thin line that will define and enhance your eyes, giving you that extra sparkle.

I turn to Stile Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner,  its easy to apply and is guaranteed to stay on all day.  Its pointed applicator makes the best thin or thick lines to make any eye look bolder. Out of 10, I give it a 7!

Tweezers.

We all need to clean up stray hairs around our brows that sprout up in between brow appointments.

Natural and Defining Eyeshadows.
A neutral taupe is an instant eye brightener when swiped all over the lid and then choose a medium, neutral shade like a warm brown or charcoal gray and brush it in the crease of the eye, under the brow bone, to add depth.
I turn to the Too Faced Natural Eye Shadow Collection, for natural eye combinations and you can create day, classic and fashion looks for any occasion.
xoxo,
LoveMACPink

Almay Wakeup Makeup

17 Aug

**All thoughts are my own, I purchased this product with my own money and I was not paid by any company to express these thoughts**

 

Alright, I’m caught red-handed, I am an Almay user. Well, now that my secret is out, might as well start the review.  The product comes with a soft and useful applicator brush, and being that it is a loose powder, the brush easily picks up the product and gently lays it on the face upon application.

The product is beyond belief light and will give you the lightweight, no make up makeup feeling. The coverage is pretty decent and for those younger users, this product is effective for those unsightly pimples and red spots after foundation and concealer.

As for the name, it does do the product justice, upon application it gives your face a cool and fresh sensation that makes your skin come alive. The colors do run a little lighter than average however, the blend well enough that its unnoticeable. Unfortunately, the color range is kind of scarce therefore its perfect for those with fair skin.

Out of 10 I give it a 6!

xoxo,

LoveMACPink