February 14, 2012

Makeup Tutorial: Nina Dobrev NYLON Mag Feb 2012 Issue

Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion- Sin
Urban Decay Naked Palette- Toasted, Hustle, Dark Horse, Buck, Virgin
Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Eye Liner- Java
False Lashes
ELF 1$ Eyelash Curler
Rimmel London Shimmering Maxi Bronzer- 003 Sun Queen
ELF Studio Blush- Candid Coral
Benefit High Beam
ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Coral
Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss SPF 15- 'Round the Clock

Review: Urban Decay Naked Palette

Hey Guys, I recently purchased the Urban Decay Naked Palette and I really wanted to type up a blog post telling you what I think of it and showing you some of my most used eye shadows from that palette.
First, I'd like to say that it took me forever to decide whether or not I should buy this palette, because it is on the pricey side- 48$, but I am so glad I got it!

I never thought I could love neutral colors as much as I do- I never used to think too much about them, neutral is neutral, right? Well, ever since I got this palette I've been trying a ton of different combinations on my eyes and been loving every single shade in this palette!
I really love using Buck as a crease shadow with almost every single look I make- it's one of those shadows that look almost 3 dimensional in your crease, as if it's a few colors instead of just one.

Some of my favorite lid shadows are (from left to right): Sidecar, Toasted, Smog and Half Baked.
Sidecar is a really pretty light brown infused with a ton of silver glitter- perfect for nights out and a lil sparkle, Toasted is a brownish cranberry color and gives the nicest wash of color to your lid, Smog is that really nice golden brown that works really well on your outter V area to deepen up your crease and Half Baked is just a breath-taking, almost true liquid gold- i feel like I'm putting actual gold on my lid when I use it!

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Have you tried any of the Naked Palette's eyeshadows? 
Which ones are your fave?
-Yael ♥

February 12, 2012

Makeup Tutorial: Whitney Houston inspired

Products Used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked Palette: Virgin, Sin, Naked
Annabelle Smudge Liner
Aco Waterproof Liquid Liner (black)
Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Pencil Liner: Java
ELF 1$ Eyelash Curler
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
ELF Studio Blush: Pink Passion + Mellow Mauve
ELF Studio Matte Lip Color: Coral
ELF Mineral Lip Gloss: Trophy Wife
Benefit High Beam

February 8, 2012

Best inexpensive eyeshadows

Hey guys! :)
Today I wanted to share some really great super inexpensive eyeshadows with you, these e.l.f essentials "brightening eye color" quads retail for only 1$ and are amazing quality! They come in a huge range of colors and are really compact and nicely sized, considering each eyeshadow is only 25 cents!

Nymph Dreams

The quad I love most is this one in "Nymph Dreams"- it has a gorgeous gold, a nice bronze, a stunning turquoise-teal and a great crease brown shadow.

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I think this eyeshadow quad is perfect: it has great neutrals and one super pretty pop of color.
Also, the quad has a lil mirror (a nice bonus!) and a sponge tip applicator.
You can get these at Target or the e.l.f site: http://www.eyeslipsface.com

What is your favorite eyeshadow quad from e.l.f?
- Yael 

Makeup Tutorial: Seductive Vampire

Products Used:

Smashbox Photofinish foundation primer
Mary Kay TimeWise Matte wear foundation: Ivory 1
Mary Kay Liquid foundation brush
Rimmel london Stay matte pressed powder
elf studio blush and bronzing kit
Urban decay primer potion (original)
elf studio eyeliner & shadow stick: smoke/black
wet n wild eyeshadow trio: spoiled brat
urban decay 24/7 slide on eye pencil: dime
duo eyelash adhesive
ebay nail art rhinestones (ebay.com > rhinestones)
elf mineral lip liner: rose
benefit benetint rose-tinted lip & cheek stain
MAC lustreglass: pink karrot

February 4, 2012

Review: NARS eyeshadow duo- Bysance

Hey guys :)
I recently hauled a couple of things I got from the Sephora website and one of the things I was super excited about was this eye shadow duo from NARS in the shade Bysance.
I got it on sale for 10$, but normally these retail for 33$.

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I really like these colors- they are very pigmented (as you can see in the picture above) and are really creamy as well.

I love the NARS packaging and I love the colors that you get in this duo: the purple is a gorgeous, almost duo chrome, shade and the gold has just a lil tint of yellow in it.

What do you guys think of the NARS eyeshadows?
Have you tried them before?