Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Primers and Eyeshadow and Lipstick...Oh my!

My Partners In Pretty know the way to my heart! Being an aspiring makeup artist, you have to build your kit with the essentials. Foundation, primers, concealer, powder, eyeshadows, blushes, lippies, etc. And the ladies always bless me with the perfect products to add to my growing kit. Here are a few things that I got this weekend from my boos Shana of ShanaJanelle and Nikkia of Silver Lips Beauty. (I can't thank you ladies enough for my goodies!)

Ben Nye MagiCake Aqua Paint Palette...12 colors for the face and body. Activated by water or Ben Nye's LiquiSet Sealer, these colors are vibrant and extremely pigmented. 

Sephora eyeshadow in Prisma Chrome. This eyeshadow is not only pretty in the pan, it amazing on the skin. The texture is velvety smooth and easily blendable. I also think this would be a beautiful cheek highlight for the summer. 

MAC Cosmetics Pearlmatte eyeshadow trio from the Lilyland Collection. My girls know I'm a sucker for anything pink and green lol. I love the design of this trio and it may be too pretty for me to use lol. 

Senna Totally Transforming Eyeshadow Primer. (Colors light and medium) Senna cosmetics describes this product as a color magnet, eyelid color corrector, wrinkle minimizer, and eyeshadow fixative. 

MAC Cosmetics Metal Maven lipstick and Rock Out lipglass from the Riveting Collection. I love the frost on this lipstick and the rainbow glitter in the lipglass is gorgeous! Can't wait to find somewhere to rock these two lippies!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) lip tar stained gloss in new wave. I haven't tried these new stained glosses so I'm excited to see how they work. Plus I love a pink lip :)

Temptu Pro s/b concealer wheel. Being as though I am trying to build my kit...this is a perfect addition for concealing and highlighting. 

Make Up Forever makeup bag...this is great for travel or your big purse lol. You can never have too many makeup bags!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

M·A·C Illustrated - Makeup Bags with Style and Attitude

Every girl has her makeup bag...and each one tells a story. M·A·C has gone another level and stepped up the carrying case for cosmetics game with their collection of Illustrated makeup bags. These bags are great for us who often carry our essentials in our purse or even for packing makeup for travel.  Here is what  M·A·C had to say about these gorgeous bags:

"Two award-winning illustrators transform M·A·C makeup bags into mini-masterpieces. Anja Kroencke's black-and-white line drawings of elegant feminine faces with huge, wavy hair, and New York City graffiti artist Indie184's vibrant graphic street style adorn M•A•C Store-exclusive bags, each lined with an interior in a complementing pattern, top zipper closure and a looped-end handle."

Although I think all the bags are very nice...I'm really eyeing the Indie 184 pink M·A·C logo one. Which one will you be picking up???

LORAC Fall 2013 Collection - Pro To Go

Lorac Cosmetics has come out with a nice fall 2013 pro collection.  Check out what they have offered in this Pro To Go collection...

Click here to watch the behind-the-scenes video

Pro To Go Palette
Easily contour, shade, line, and define like a pro. The velvety-smooth eye shadows and blushes are ultrapigmented and packed with long-lasting power. The palette includes three shimmer and three matte eye shadows (pearl, shell, chai, mink, cafe, and black), two eye shadow brushes, two blushes (coral and pink), and a bronzer (bronze). 

Cococin Cream Compacts
This lightweight formula is infused with Cococin®, an ingredient derived from young green coconut and loaded with vitamins and minerals to help keep skin healthy, hydrated, and silky smooth. Antiaging antioxidants of vitamins A, C, and E, phospholipids, aloe, red seaweed, white peony flower, echinacea, chamomile, and calendula help to calm, soothe, and revitalize. It's the perfect balance of skincare and makeup in one sleek, chic compact, that's great for on the go.  (colors: CR1-Fair, CR2-Light, CR3-Light Beige, CR4-Golden Light, CR5-Medium Beige, CR6-Golden Tan, CR7-Tan, and CR8-Deep)

Cobra Mascara
This mascara features a custom cobra head wand for creating dramatic, buildable volume and length for the longest, thickest, blackest lashes ever. Infused with keratin, panthenol, and vitamin E, its formula resists flaking and smudging.

Lip Lustre Gloss
Inspired by LORAC's top-selling 3D Liquid Lustre Eye Shimmer, this glam gloss instantly amps up your look with 3D sparkle. The paraben-free formula is infused with antioxidants of açaí berry, pomegranate, grape seed, and vitamins A, C, and E to help nourish and protect the lips. (colors: Ruby Lustre, Fuchsia Lustre, 3D Lustre, Rose Lustre, and Peach Lustre)