Saturday, June 30, 2012

Neutrogena Shine Control Makeup - New in Drugstores + Some Swatches!

Natalie Saturday, June 30, 2012 9 Comments

I spotted a bunch of new products at my local CVS last night. Displays have been popping up in drugstores over the past month, but it's the first time I've seen the display for the new Neutrogena products. There were sample packets for the liquid makeup, so I thought it'd be the perfect swatching opportunity! haha.

I'm going to go over the line briefly - swatches and comparisons will be at the end of the post.

Neutrogena Shine Control Liquid Makeup SPF 20 ($12.99)

Neutrogena Shine Control Makeup helps provide 8 hour shine control in a lightweight, breathable formula. Shine Control Makeup blends perfectly for natural-looking coverage with a soft, matte finish. Broad-spectrum SPF 20 helps protect against sun damage.
  • 8 hour shine control
  • Lightweight, breathable formula
  • Won't over dry skin
  • Broad spectrum SPF 20
Available in eight (8) shades: Classic Ivory, Natural Ivory, Buff, Nude, Soft Beige, Natural Beige, Fresh Beige, Warm Beige.

Neutrogena Shine Control Powder ($11.99)

Neutrogena Shine Control Powder helps skin stay shine-free and fresh-looking all day. The lightweight powder with patent-pending rice protein technology acts like a sponge to absorb excess oil and instantly eliminates shine for a fresh look that lasts for 8 hours. Layers invisibly over makeup with a matte finish.
  • Blends invisibly into skin for a flawless look that’s never overdone
  • Perfect for on-the-go touch ups
  • Won't over dry skin or clog pores

Neutrogena Shine Control Primer ($12.99)

Neutrogena Shine Control Primer helps makeup apply more smoothly and last longer, while optical modifiers help minimize the look of pores. Can be worn alone or under foundation. This lightweight, non-greasy formula with patent-pending rice protein technology acts like a sponge to absorb excess oil so skin stays shine-free and fresh looking all day.
  • 8 hour shine control with or without makeup
  • Extends the wear of makeup
  • Matte finish
  • Won't over dry skin or clog pores

*Prices may vary based on location.

The liquid makeup has same shades as Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup, but Healthy Skin has 12 shades in total, and Neutrogena Shine Control Makeup has 8 shades in total. It's still very new though, so time will tell if additional shades will be added to the line in the near future when the product fully launches.

The sample provided #10 Classic Ivory, #30 Buff and #60 Natural Beige. I actually own Classic Ivory and Natural Beige in Healthy Skin, so I swatched them below to compare.


Swatches from left to right: Neutrogena Shine Control Classic Ivory, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Classic Ivory, Neutrogena Shine Control Buff, Neutrogena Shine Control Natural Beige, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Natural Beige, MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15, MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC30.

It appears the colors seem to be almost exact matches as Healthy Skin, so whatever color you use in Healthy Skin should work in the Shine Control line. I notice that the Shine Control shades are a touch more yellow.

I did only grab one sample (I don't want to be greedy!) so I can't comment much on the foundation itself, as I really only had enough to swatch the colors.

This foundation is best suited for oily skin. It's silicone based, so for those who do well with silicone based foundations (For example: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hr Foundation, Physican's Fomula Youthful Wear Foundation, Mousse Foundations, etc.) may like this foundation.


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    Friday, June 29, 2012

    NYX Sand Pink Lip Liner Pencil Review!

    Natalie Friday, June 29, 2012 10 Comments
    NYX Sand Pink Lip Liner Pencil

    NYX Sand Pink Lip Liner

    NYX Sand Pink Lip Liner ($3.49) is cool medium pink with a matte finish.

    NYX Slim Lip Pencils are available in a huge variety of shades (60 to be exact) so you'll be sure to find every color you're looking for. (Incredibly, Makeup By Celly has swatches of 1/3 of the shades!)

    You can use these lip pencils to define the shade of your lips, or you can fill in all of your lips with the color and apply a similar shade of lipstick on top for mega-long lasting lip color. If you find a shade you really like, you can even wear them on their own, with a little bit of lip balm or gloss.

    I've only tried a couple different shades in the past, and I've been really happy with these liners. They are pigmented, smooth and glide on easily without tugging or clumping.




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    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    What's in my makeup bag?

    Natalie Thursday, June 28, 2012 27 Comments

    I haven't done a "what's in my bag" in a while, so I thought I'd do a quick run though of all of the junk I currently have in my makeup bag. It's kind of a fun way to show you the products I'm enjoying right now!

    The stuff I use changes all of the time, but the stuff I always keep in my bag are products that are easy to use (don't require much work to get it right) and never seem to fail me. In other words, my "go-to" products.

    I have many go-to products (most are listed on my favorites tab) but I can't cram them all in one little makeup bag. ☺

    For reference, I don't carry all of this with me in my handbag - I've included a list of what I do carry in my handbag at the bottom of the post - which is only a few things!


    Continue reading to see all of the products in my bag...

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    Tuesday, June 26, 2012

    Step by Step Smokey Taupe Eyeshadow Tutorial!

    Natalie Tuesday, June 26, 2012 156 Comments
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    Smokey Taupe Eyeshadow Tutorial

    One of my favorite eyeshadows is MAC Satin Taupe. It's a really pretty frosty taupe (gray brown) that looks great with a variety of looks. It looks amazing paired with brown and burgundy - One of my favorite ways of wearing it is by applying a dark brown base to my lids and layering Satin Taupe over top, to intensify and slightly deepen the color, then apply a soft golden brown through the crease, and a reddened brown through the outer-v. The burgundy mixed with the taupe almost gives off a slightly mauve/plum tone that really brings out the green in my eyes. 

    I'll be doing just that in this tutorial, but I'm making the look a bit more dramatic by adding black eyeshadow and liner. 

    To make this look more daytime appropriate: The black shadow, liner and faux lashes are what really intensify this look, so for something a little lighter and more wearable during the day, skip step 7, 9, 10 and 12. You really don't have to line your eyes at all (I wear this look often during the day without liner), but if you'd really like to, you can opt for a dark brown liner for the top lash line.


    Products Used:
    Nars Smudeproof Eyeshadow Base (used in step 1)
    MAC Constructivist Paint Pot (used in step 2 and 3)
    MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow (used in step 4)
    MAC Soba Eyeshadow (used in step 5)
    MAC Handwritten Eyeshadow (used in step 6)
    MAC Carbon Eyeshadow (used in step 7)
    MAC Crystal Avalanche and Nylon Eyeshadows (used in step 8)
    MAC Retrospeck Eyeshadow (used in step 8)
    YSL Eyeliner Effect Deep Black Faux Cils Cream Liner (used in step 9)
    Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara (used in step 11)
    KKCenterHK False Lashes #ES A562 (used in step 12)
    Lorac 3-in-1 Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil (used to line my waterline afterward - for reference, I would not recommend this liner)

    *Notable dupes for Satin Taupe: Wet n Wild Nutty Color Icon Single Eyeshadow ($1.99), NYX Iced Mocha Single Eyeshadow ($4.99), Covergirl Tapestry Taupe Eye Enhancers 1 Kit Eyeshadow ($4), E.L.F Moon Dust Custom Eyes Eyeshadow ($1). (Prices will vary based on location)

    Brushes Used:
    Generic Concealer Brush (used in step 2, 3 and 4)
    ELF Studio Contour Brush (used in step 5)
    MAC 219 Pencil Brush (used in step 6, 7 & 8; cleaned & used for the inner corner only. I used my fingertip for the brow bone highlight)
    Coastal Scents Synthetic Fine Liner Brush (used in step 9)
    Coastal Scents Small Detail Brush (used in step 10, to drag the liner upward and smudge)

    Misc:
    MAC Quite Natural Paint Pot was used to fill in my brows



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    Monday, June 25, 2012

    MAC Paint Pots Overall Review with Swatches and Photos! (pic heavy)

    Natalie Monday, June 25, 2012 48 Comments
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    MAC Paint Pot Overview

    MAC Paint Pots ($17.50) are MAC's take on Cream Eyeshadows. They are versatile products because there can be several uses for them. You can wear them alone on the lids, as a liner, as a primer or as a base color for powder eyeshadow/pigments.

    A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with M·A·C shadows and liners.

    MAC Paint Pots are available in nine shades: Bare Study, Soft Ocher, Painterly, Rubenesque, Indianwood, Groundwork, Constructivist, Quite Natural and Blackground. I own all of them, except Blackground and Soft Ocher. (None of which I have posted reviews for in the past, so I thought it'd be a good idea to gather them up and review them together.)

    MAC releases limited edition shades every now and then in some of their collections, but the actual permanent collection is quite small and lacks much color. All of the colors are fairly neutral. MAC did have many more colors in the past, but almost all of them became discontinued and they never filled the void with replacement/additional shades.

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    mac paint pot reviews

    Continue reading for individual reviews and swatches

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    Sunday, June 24, 2012

    NYX Natural Xtreme Lip Cream Review!

    Natalie Sunday, June 24, 2012 13 Comments
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    NYX Natural Xtreme Lip Cream

    NYX Xtreme Lip Cream ($5.99) is a "liquid lipstick" - it has the coverage of an opaque lipstick, but in a creamy lipgloss form. It delivers intense, long-lasting color with a shiny finish.

    I just reviewed Nude Peach Fuzz in the previous post, and now I'll be talking about the other color I have, which is the shade Natural.

    Natural is a light, pinky-beige nude. It's a shade that'd work best on light to light-medium and medium skin tones. It may look too pastel on darker skin tones, but those with darker skin tones may like this lip gloss to mix/tone down dark and/or bright lip colors. For reference, it's not as light as MAC Myth Lipstick - it's much more wearable. I'm around MAC NC25 right now, and it's not lighter than my skin. (See swatch at the end of the post) In my opinion, a must-have if you're a fan of the nude lip.

    nyx lip cream natural

    nyx xtreme natural swatch
    NYX Natural Xtreme Lip Cream on my lips


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    Friday, June 22, 2012

    NYX Nude Peach Fuzz Xtreme Lip Cream Review! My FAVORITE lip product right now!

    Natalie Friday, June 22, 2012 21 Comments

    NYX Nude Peach Fuzz Xtreme Lip Cream 

    If I could leap in the air and click my heels without falling flat on my face, I'd do it right now in salutation of one of my new favorite lip products! Wait... What? What is that? Is that the sound of angels?

    I've gone through so many lip products that it takes a lot to woo me nowadays, but this lip cream sure makes me swoon.

    NYX Xtreme Lip Cream ($5.99) is a "liquid lipstick" - it has the coverage of an opaque lipstick, but in a creamy lipgloss form. It delivers intense, long-lasting color with a shiny finish.

    There are eleven (11) shades to choose from: Dolly Girl, Candy Land, Spicy, Buttery Nude, Bonfire, Pinky Nude, Absolute Red, Skin Tone, Strawberry Jam, Natural and Nude Peach Fuzz.

    Nude Peach Fuzz is a warm, light peach tinged pink. If you generally like peachy-pinks, watermelon/flamingo pinks, coral-pinks - all that jazz, you'll like this one. I like the fact that the peach tone isn't overbearing, so there isn't a trace of orange on my lips. Even though the color is light, it doesn't wash me out - it actually brightens up my face. It reminds me a bit of a lighter and brighter version of MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick.


    NYX Nude Peach Fuzz on my lips


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    Thursday, June 21, 2012

    My Everyday MAC (Neutral/Warm) Eyeshadow Palette with Swatches!

    Natalie Thursday, June 21, 2012 52 Comments
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    Today I'm going to do a quick overview of what's in my My MAC "Everyday" eyeshadow palette. I recently popped the divider out of my MAC 15 Palette, so instead of casing fifteen shadows, it stores twenty-six eyeshadows. It doesn't look as neat, but it's so much more convenient for me to have everything I need in one palette. 

    I use this palette almost every day as it contains everything I need to create a variety of looks. As you can tell, the palette only contains neutral and warm shades, because it's basically all I wear on daily basis. 

    mac eyeshadow

    First Row: Crystal Avalanche, Nylon, Patina, Corduroy, Sorcery, Tempting, Bronze
    Second Row: Brule, Era, Cork, Handwritten, Satin Taupe, Woodwinked
    Third Row: Retrospeck, Ricepaper, Soba, Espresso, Brun, Amber Lights, Typographic
    Fourth Row: Malt, Grand Entrance, Club, Electra, Black Tied, Carbon

    mac eyeshadow swatches
    Swatches from left to right: Grand Entrance, Crystal Avalanche, Nylon, Ricepaper, Retrospeck, Brule, Malt, Era, Patina, Soba, Cork, Espresso, Club, Corduroy, Handwritten, Sorcery, Brun, Electra, Satin Taupe, Tempting, Woodwinked, Bronze, Black Tied, Carbon and Typographic. (Oops! I forgot to include Amber Lights.)


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    Wednesday, June 20, 2012

    Zoya Yara Nail Polish Review!

    Natalie Wednesday, June 20, 2012 15 Comments
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    Zoya Yara Nail Polish

    Zoya Yara Nail Polish ($8) is a medium olive/khaki or army green infused with very fine gold glitter. It's by no means a glitter polish, so don't let that throw you off if you don't care for glitter polish. In fact, it looks more shimmery in the bottle, than it does on the nails. Sadly, it's one of those polishes where the glitter becomes semi-lost in the opaque color base once applied. It's still visible, mostly under direct light. I think it's a really pretty, unique color - perfect for Fall.

    This is only my third Zoya polish, and so far, I've had luck with all of them formula-wise. The formula is completely ideal - it isn't thick, and it isn't watery. It's a very good medium - nice and creamy, which makes application a breeze. 

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    Two coats of Zoya Yara on my nails (with Seche Vite Top Coat)


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    Sunday, June 17, 2012

    A letter to my Dad on Father's Day..

    Natalie Sunday, June 17, 2012 28 Comments

    Since today is Father's Day, I wanted to write a tribute to my Dad. My Dad was and still is my motivation to continue blogging and doing what I love.

    It has been eight months since my Dad was suddenly called to Heaven, as his work here on Earth was done.

    Coming to the realization that it's already been eight months really bewilders me, as I feel like time hasn't passed since that day. I can feel now more than ever that time really is just an illusion, and our time here on Earth is very short.

    I don't verbalize my feelings very much. I know it's something I have to work on, but I always wanted my Dad to know the way I felt about him. There were a few times in my life I wrote letters to my Dad because it was always easier for me to write my thoughts down on paper, but I don't think he ever really knew what I really felt in my heart. I wanted to write a letter for him today on Father's Day, and I know it won't be my last..

    To each and every family, I hope you all have a wonderful Father's Day. May your days be filled with the joy of family, happiness, love and cherished memories.

    (continue reading)


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    Friday, June 15, 2012

    MAC Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder Review, Swatches and Comparisons!

    Natalie Friday, June 15, 2012 9 Comments

    MAC Nude on Board Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder

    MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder ($28) was released in MAC's latest Hey, Sailor! Collection. It's a new formula bronzer that claims to provide a sheer, natural coverage that is long-wearing and remains comfortable on the skin throughout the day. 

    There are two shades to choose from: Nude on Board (Bronzy, yellow-tone) and Sun Dipped (Dirty, red-tone). 

    Nude on Board is a light, golden-yellow tan with a hint of golden shimmer. I thought it'd be a better match for my skintone, as golden bronzers tend to work better on my skin without making my complexion look ruddy or muddy. 

    In comparison to MAC's standard Bronzing Powder, the texture is much softer. The standard bronzing powders are a little dry, but these powders are very smooth and are easier to blend. The texture is comparable to MAC Beauty Powder


    Swatches of Nude on Board


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    IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush Review!

    Natalie Friday, June 15, 2012 10 Comments

    IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush

    It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush ($48) is a large ultra-plush, dense synthetic brush that can be used in a variety of ways for an always-flawless application. Did I mention that it's OMG soft?

    The benefit to using such a large brush is that it covers a larger surface area at once, so application goes by much quicker. The ultra, soft and luxurious bristles create a seamless finish, so not only does it apply product quicker, but completely even with less work than a standard size brush.

    I've used this brush in a few different ways - to apply liquid and cream foundation, setting powder, liquid/cream body bronzer and as a finishing brush to help blend everything together.

    I love using it for liquid and cream foundation, but because it is so large, you have to use a separate brush to get to the small areas (around the eyes, nose hairline, etc.) so my favorite use for this brush is using it as a finishing brush.

    I'm often on-the-go, and when I don't have enough time to adequately blend in my foundation, I always grab my IT Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush and quickly run it across my face working the brush in circular motions. It ensures my foundation is seamless, free of any streaks or blotches.



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    Thursday, June 14, 2012

    MAC Lovelorn Lipstick Review with Comparisons!

    Natalie Thursday, June 14, 2012 23 Comments
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    MAC Lovelorn Lipstick

    MAC Lovelorn Lipstick ($15) is described on the MAC website as an emotive blue-pink. It's actually a medium toned sheer, natural pink with subtle cool tones. What's fab about this pink is that it's not overly cool, so it's a pink that both warm and cool skin tone gals could enjoy. Cool-toned pinks aren't normally flattering on my tan skin (they seem to better suit me when I'm lighter) and I often find them difficult to wear, but Lovelorn actually works out well for me.

    If you're looking for a barbie pink, Lovelorn isn't it. I find it to be a more mature pink (no, not great grandma mature) - possibly Creme Cup's sophisticated older sister? It's very natural, and kind of gives my lips a "my lips but better" appearance with a couple swipes of the tube. (Check it out on Bloomin Beauty, it looks gorgeous on her!)

    Lovelorn is a Lustre formula, which is one of my favorite lipstick formulas for a few reasons - The apply smoothly, don't accentuate dryness, feel great on, and although they are sheer, the color is very buildable for full coverage. Lastly, they have a shiny finish, so I never need a lip gloss layered on top. A simple wham-bam, and I'm done. The only downside is that the lasting power of the lustre formulas aren't the best. After a couple hours, I'm due for a reapplication.

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    MAC Lovelorn Lipstick on my lips


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    IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara Review!

    Natalie Thursday, June 14, 2012 9 Comments

    IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara

    IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara ($29/two tubes) is a QVC exclusive mascara that is promised to provide some seriously dramatic lashes with added volume, length and separation. It even mentions on the box that it's clinically proven (but we all know clinical trials aren't always a trusted source) to increase lash volume by 430%! Yes girl, 430 percent.
    Developed with leading plastic surgeons, Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Treatment Mascara revolutionizes and takes the place of five products--volumizing mascara; conditioning, hydrating lash primer; lash-enhancing serum; lash tint; and a lash comb/curler! Hello Lashes offers the blackest of black color that lasts and doesn't flake or fade. The triple-brush lengthens, curls, and separates lashes while the innovative Magic Wand lash ball detailer tip is designed to reach every last inner and outer corner lash. 
    Combines a blend of lash-enhancing and conditioning ingredients, including peptides, collagen, proteins, acai, jojoba, green tea, and vitamins A, C, E, and B5.

    •Paraben-free •Fragrance-free •Phthalate-free •Sulfate-free •Cruelty-free


    Wearing 'It Cosmetics Hello Lashes Mascara' on my lashes


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    Monday, June 11, 2012

    Introducing "Beauty Buzz Sessions" to Miss Natty's Beauty Diary!

    Natalie Monday, June 11, 2012 18 Comments

    A new feature will be added to my blog, called "Beauty Buzz Sessions".

    A Buzz Session is basically a discussion of a given topic among a small (although it doesn't have to be small) group of people. Considering there are many of you that visit daily, I thought that adding a feature allowing us to better interact with each other (readers with other readers, and readers with me) would be a great tool to get to know one another a little better by hearing your thoughts/feelings on certain topics!

    Of course because this is a Beauty Blog, the topics will tie into beauty - but I'm using "beauty" as a very general term, as the topics aren't going to just be simply about makeup, etc. I'd like to also address some personal feelings into these topics that pertains to many of us, but we all don't necessarily talk about. I strongly believe that when your thoughts and feelings are set free, especially to those who understand, it provides us with self-empowerment, something that each of us can only benefit from. I mean, we're all here because we share some of the same passions/interests, right!? There will also be fun topics here and there!

    Discussion is highly encouraged and appreciated! I'd love for everyone to participate if the topic is something you have an opinion about. If you're neutral on the topic and don't have any particular thoughts, it's no biggie. I'll toss in a poll at the end of the post where you'll be able to provide quick feedback - if you want to, that is!

    I'll be organizing the first Beauty Buzz Session within the next few days, but I wanted to let you know beforehand, and I'm hoping some of you will participate!

    As a little bonus, I will put together a giveaway containing some of my favorite beauty products to each Beauty Buzz Session. Each of those who responded by the given time frame (because for any giveaway there has to be a beginning and end date) will be entered in the drawing, and the winner will be picked by random. The discussion will of course always remain open. It's my personal thank you for participating!

    Talk to you soon!

    Natty

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    Saturday, June 9, 2012

    MAC Crew Highlight Powder Review, Photos & Swatches!

    Natalie Saturday, June 9, 2012 5 Comments
    MAC Crew Highlight Powder

    MAC Crew Highlight Powder

    MAC Crew Highlight Powder ($29) is a highlighting powder/blush that is made of three shades - a soft peach, pale purple and soft, warm (yellow toned) pink. The light beige surrounding color is just an overspray that will erase with several uses. This product launched in MAC's latest Hey, Sailor! Collection and is only around for a limited time. 

    I originally didn't find this powder too appealing - that is, until I swatched it in the MAC store. It might look a little ordinary in the compact, but once the colors unite together, a gorgeous, luminous warm pink with a soft, glowy sheen is created. 

    After swatching several different blushes in my collection, the closest match I could find is Chanel Blush Horizon Soft Glow Blush (which also just so happens to be a limited edition product from this past Spring), nothing else I own came as close. Both products combine warm pink, peach and purple, and when mixed together, create a similar result. The color of Chanel is slightly darker, a touch more vibrant and contains more iridescence. I love the Chanel blush so much, so it's exciting to find a close dupe.

    MAC Crew Highlight Powder

    MAC Crew Highlight Powder


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    Wednesday, June 6, 2012

    NYX Nude Peach Mega Shine Lip Gloss Review! Love this gloss!

    Natalie Wednesday, June 6, 2012 24 Comments
    NYX Nude Peach Mega Shine Lip Gloss Review

    NYX Nude Peach Mega Shine Lip Gloss

    NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses ($5.49) are ultra creamy lipglosses that deliver loads of color and shine. There is zero stickiness, and the formula doesn't leave your lips begging for hydration. You'll be sure to find a color you like, as there are 50 shades to choose from! 

    I've owned a few of these glosses in the past, with the shade 'Smokey Look' being one of my favorites. Well, I've found a new favorite, and that is a little gem by the name of 'Nude Peach'.

    Nude Peach is a vibrant melon pink with subtle shimmer. If you like warm pinks and pinky-corals, there's no doubt in my mind that you won't like this gloss. It's especially nice on warm and tan skintones. When I'm tan, I always opt for shades like this. When I'm a bit lighter, I gravitate towards slightly cooler pinks.

    I like wearing this lipgloss alone, or layered on top of any pink lipstick. I like wearing it over MAC Viva Glam Nicki, Shygirl or Creme Cup. It adds a little vibrancy to the color.

    NYX Nude Peach Mega Shine Lip Gloss

    NYX Nude Peach Swatches
    NYX Nude Peach Mega Shine Lip Gloss on my lips


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    Tuesday, June 5, 2012

    Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner Liner Review!

    Natalie Tuesday, June 5, 2012 23 Comments

    Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eye Liner

    Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eye Liner ($10) is a bold, waterproof and smudge-proof gel/cream eye liner. It's a part of the Revlon "Colorstay" line, so it's also long-lasting. When you pull the applicator up, a mini brush pops out for convenient use.

    Available in four (4) shades: Black, Charcoal, Brown and Plum.

    Charcoal is a soft black with silver iridescence. A nice choice if you want a black liner that isn't as harsh as black.

    The brush design isn't exactly the best - it works, but I think a standard angled brush would've probably been more useful. I'm still able to control how thick I want the line, as well as create a good wing. The only thing that's kind of annoying is when the product dries in the brush, it hardens up a bit, making application less easy. Every few uses I have to clean the brush, and because of the waterproof formula, it isn't the easiest brush to clean with regular hand soap. I usually use Dish Soap as it breaks up the oil pretty well, or eye makeup remover. Olive oil even works, followed with any soap.


    (lined my top lid with Charcoal)

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    Monday, June 4, 2012

    Givenchy Siena Silhouette Le Prisme Eyeshadow Quartet Review!

    Natalie Monday, June 4, 2012 27 Comments
    Givenchy Siena Silhouette

    Givenchy Siena Silhouette Le Prisme Eyeshadow Quartet

    Givenchy Le Prisme Eyeshadow Quartets ($57) are extremely soft, finely milled eyeshadow quads with rich color payoff and long-lasting power.

    The Givenchy Quartlers are available in seven (7) shades: Blue Collection, Khaki Egerie, Midnight Look, Pastel Model, Purple Show, Siena Silhouette and Bucolic Blossoms.

    Siena Silhouette is the only palette in the selection containing shades of brown, and any palette that can give me a full, warm brown eye look without using any additional products is pure bliss for me. Sienna Silhouette contains a deep, ash brown, medium milk chocolate brown, light peach and a shimmering golden champagne. The shimmering golden champagne color contains the most shimmer, while the others have a subtle iridescence.




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