Quickview: Fave Products of 2013

We’re comfortably in to the start of 2014, but I thought I would share some of my favorite products from 2013. This was a difficult to compile list (and it really doesn’t include everything).

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Product Review: Sugarpill Cold Chemistry palette with swatches and looks

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The latest palette release from Sugarpill Cosmetics is the Cold Chemistry Collection palette, a collaboration with Amelia Arsenic (A Is For Arsenic designer). It features 4 richly pigmented eye shadows (also available in single pans):

  • Elemental Chaos – Deep grape shimmer with iridescent blue undertones
  • Subterranean – Lustrous peacock green with navy blue undertones
  • Diamond Eyes – Satin white with crystalline sheen
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Product Review: MAC Indulge Eye Shadows w/Swatches

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MAC’s latest collection, Indulge, has been released online (and will be available in stores on 8/22). According to MAC’s press release:

You’re invited to a dinner of supreme decadence, where no taste is too extravagant and no behaviour beyond limits. On the menu: Cremeblend Blush flushes skin with a sensual glow while Eye Shadow smolders for the ultimate in seduction, intensified by Fluidline in Gilt Gourmet and Deliciously Rich. Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash darkens and lengthens lashes, while Lipstick and Lipglass further intoxicate the senses, as lacquered nails shimmer in jewel tones and molten metallics.

Among it’s lineup is 8 eye shadow, 2 of which are repromotes. As is often the case with MAC collections, all of the eye shadows are limited edition. I have 7 of the 8 shadows available for review.  Continue reading

Product Quickview: MAC Pressed Pigments for Fall 2013 w/Swatches

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You’ve probably seen the buzz for MAC’s latest edition of the Pressed Pigments line for Fall 2013. This time there are 12 options to choose from, 5 of which are limited edition. The 215 Medium Shade Brush (the bigger brother to the 214 brush in my opinion) is also being promoted with this collection. The pressed pigments retail for $21 (US) while the brush retails for $25 (US). You can check out the quick swatches I did later!  Continue reading

Product Review: Sugarpill pressed eye shadows in Poison Plum, Acidberry, and 2am

Sugarpill eye shadows in Acidberry, 2AM, & Poison Plum

Sugarpill eye shadows in Acidberry, 2AM, & Poison Plum

For anyone out there that loves highly pigmented shadows in fun, vibrant colors then Sugarpill will fit the bill! Since it was my first time trying their products out I went with just 3 colors in the pressed shadow form:

  • Acidberry – a vibrant matte lime green with a slight pearl sheen
  • 2AM – a matte purple with a slight pearl sheen
  • Poison Plum – a deep matte purple with a slight pearl sheen Continue reading

Product Alert: MAC Nudes and Metallics Collection

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I struggled with posting anything about this collection since the online release dates kept getting pushed back, but it’s FINALLY available online so I can finally share.  Continue reading

Product Review: Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil Vault Set/Permanent Collection Swatches (2013)

All 40 of the new permanent collection of Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencils inside the Vault!

All 40 of the new permanent collection of Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencils inside the Vault!

My poor arm is a little red, but the swatches of all 40 Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencils from the newly updated collection (and specifically, from the Limited Edition Vault set) are done!  Continue reading

Product Review: Urban Decay Deep End Eye Shadow

Urban Decay Deep End e/s, swatch, and look

Urban Decay Deep End e/s, swatch, and look

Deep End is a bright teal shimmer shadow that was previously exclusive to the Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary palette. Continue reading

Product Review: Urban Decay Glinda and Theodora Palettes

Urban Decay Oz The Great and Powerful inspired palettes - Theodora and Glinda

Urban Decay Oz The Great and Powerful inspired palettes – Theodora and Glinda

If you’re an Urban Decay fan you probably already know about the new limited edition palette sets recently announced which were inspired by Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful movie. For those of you waiting to see reviews and swatches before deciding to add these to your collection you have found yet another resource to help you make your decision! Continue reading