Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Illamasqua Cream Blusher

Hi There!

I got my very first Illamasqua product, and I love it! It's the Cream Blusher in Rude which is a warm Coral Pink with a dewy finish.

Besides being my very first Illamasqua product, it's also my first cream blush. I've been using it almost every day and more and more I'm very happy with it.

I like the packaging, It's clean, simple, very classy and the shape is very unique to any blush I have.

Here are some swatches of the blush:
 On the left is blended out a bit.
The Cream Blush is very versatile, you can build it up to the intensity you like. Sometimes i use my finger to dab it on my cheeks when I want sheer color, and sometimes I use a duo-fiber brush for a more airbrushed  finish but with more color.
I got this blush for $24.00 at my local Sephora.

Have you tried Illamasqua Blushes or Cream Blushers, and how did you like them?
Feel free to leave your comments :)


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Urban Decay Products

Hi There!

I finally got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked Palette about a month ago. I ordered it after I saw a tweet from @UrbanDecay411 that it was available at ULTA's website. Now I know what all the commotion was about, it's a great palette, colors are gorgeous and there are so many looks I wanna do that I don't even know where to start.
Here are some pics of the palette:

Other products i have purchased from Urban Decay this year are the Vegan Palette, Zero and Flipside 24/7 Eyeliners.
Vegan Palette:

Zero and Flipside

Urban Decay has great products and I am very happy with what I have purchased so far. I will do reviews and maybe some looks using these palettes :)

Have a beautiful day!


Friday, December 10, 2010

Target Avon/Mark Haul Part 2

Hi again!

Here's the second part of my 'little' haul, next up is Avon and Mark.
Got these 2 eyeshadow quads from the Avon True Color line.

 This is Earth Tones
 This one is Island Breeze
 I do have other quads, I think I will post an Avon collection or something showing the ones i have and telling you which are my faves. :)
Next are my first mineral blushes from the Smooth Minerals line

 This is Hearty Peach (my fave) a very peachy color
 And Blushed, love the color, it's kinda like a dusty pink or a dirty pink
 And lastly the Blusher/Bronzer Brush from Mark, which I actually like to use for my foundation application,

So there you go, my"little' haul, I will probably do a review on these soon.
I think I'm going to be a good girl and not get any makeup products for the rest of the year...good thing the year is almost over hehe :p

have a great day!

Betty :)

Target Avon/Mark Haul Part 1

Hi ladies!

I've been feeling a bit under the weather the past 2 weeks, had a nasty cold,  but feeling better now :)
Here's a little look at what i got myself, i think i went a bit crazy but oh well :p
First I went to Target, had a gift card so i got me some goodies:
The Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadows in "Not Just Nudes":
 I love this palette because the colors are very neutral and i have been doing a lot of a bronzey eye looks and these cream shadows work perfect as a base for them.
 Next, is the Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in "Peach Satin" this is my first creamy blush, and I love it.
It's a peachy mostly pink,very light and gives me a natural flush of color, and sometimes i use a powder blush on top.

 Next up is the Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer which I've been using for the past week or so and I am loving it! It preps my skin very well for a smoother makeup application.
 And lastly I got my first Sonia Kashuk blush in "Melon" gorgeous color, super smooth and I've been using it over the Maybelline blush shown above, I like the combo very much.
 So here's my first part, next part is Avon and Mark.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

E.L.F. Blushes and Bronzer

Hey Ladies!
Here's another part of my haul/review of the E.L.F. products i got awhile ago. Next up are blushes and bronzing powders: Tickled Pink and Candid Coral Blushes, and Golden Bronzer.

First, Tickled Pink: It's a very nice rosey pink with just a bit of hint of shimmer.

  Next is Candid Coral, this is my favorite, it has a light golden undertone, which gives a very pretty glow.

  Here are some swatches of the two:
Tickled Pink (left) and Candid Coral (right)

Next up, Golden Bronzer: This is one of my very first bronzers i own, and this bronzer i actually use the lightest shades as highlight, which gives me a sheer glow.

 Here are swatches of the individual squares
 And this is how it looks like blended, you can't tell very much, but that's what i like, it's a subtle glow: (i circled the area where I applied it)

So pretty much I really like these products, the blushes are pretty and very inexpensive ($3.00 each) and I think the Golden Bronzer was $3.00 as well.
I am very happy with what I have purchased from E.L.F. so far.
Let me know of any E.L.F. products you would like to recommend me.

Have a great day :)


Monday, November 15, 2010

Neutral and Bright E.L.F. palettes review

Hi Girlies!
Here's my review of the E.L.F. Neutral and Eye Brights Editions. The Beauty Book Editions have 12 Eyeshadows, some are shimmery, satiny and one very shimmery black in the Eye Bright Edition.
First of all is the Neutral Eye Edition
Here's a closer look:
And some swatches:

My favorite is the first row :)
Next is the Eye Brights Edition:

On this palette my favorite is the second row
I purchased these 2 palettes at Target for $5.00 each. All of the colors are very pigmented, the texture is very good, and I like the color payoff. Overall, very good product at a convenient price.

Out of the 2, my favorite is definitely the Neutral Eye Edition :)

There is more E.L.F. products I got for review soon! :)

Have a Beautiful day