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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mac's Lustre Lipstick in "Lovin It" Dupe

I have been trying to find dupes for certain lipsticks, from a variety of different cosmetic companies. This dupe was sitting in my face, literally! I was sitting at my vanity, deciding on which lipstick I would wear for the day. I decided to go with Rimmel's "Precious Brown." A really sheer brownish-nude with slight peachy undertones and minimal sparkle, a gorgeous color.Then it hit me! The day before I used Mac's Lovin It and the color was almost exact. I decided to compare both lipsticks and see was this an actual dupe.

Rimmel's 680 Precious Brown
Brown-Peach rusted/nude with minimal shimmer,
Sheer application
Warm Undertones
Light Scent/Pleasant
Cute Packaging
Where to buy:Walmart & other drug stores

Mac's Lovin' It
Sheer brownish-coral with a light shimmer
Lustre Finish
Warm Undertones
Light Vanilla Scent
Classic Mac Package
Where to buy (Discontinued) CCO

These 2 lipsticks are very similar in color, both are considered a brown nude. If anyone was interested in purchasing Lovin It; Precious Brown is the closes dupe, in my opinion! But I let you be the judge.....

Precious Brown/Close-up

Lovin It/Close-up
Skin Swatches

Top(precious brown) Bottom(lovin it)
Lip Swatches

Top Lip(Precious Brwn)
Bottom Lip(Lovin It)
I am please to know that Lovin It is dupable, because it is discontinued and ONLY found at SOME ccos, and the nearest cco it about an hour away:( So instead of driving all the way there, waste gas, for it to possibly not be there; I can just go to Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Target, which is 5 min away to buy a less expensive dupe:))

Just wanted to share this with my Bff's
Thnx to all my bff's 4 stopping by(*_-)

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Traditional Smokey Eye

Pic Belong to Google Images

One of the best looks that make-up artist have created is the "Smokey Eye." This look first debut in the late 90's spiraling into a creative make-up artist/amature frenzy in the mid 2000's. Celebrities such as Kim K, Beyonce and Victoria Beckham have sported this eye crazed dark & sultry look.

The Smokey Eye can be dramatic and intense or worn soft & natural, Totally depends on your preference. However, some will agree to disagree that Dark & Sultry is an evening to night time look and soft and natual should be worn as a daytime look. A smokey eye done dramatic totally depends on the person who owns the look. Some consider, dark & sultry smokey eye as dark browns to black eyeshadow with light application, however the same dark brown and black eyeshadows can be done androgynous, again total depends on the person! Other colors such as dark Purples, Blues, Greens, are also considered  dark & Sulty smokey eye as well.

Pic belongs to Google Images
 What I consider a Daytime smokey are browns, taupes, soft greys, very earth tones eyeshadows. For a soft & natural smokey eye, I usually like to apply 2 shadows, one lighter color part one third of the lid, then on the outer v, a darker color, not too dark, but a color that marries the lighter eyeshadow, in other words, a complimentary color. This particular smokey can be done with a wide range of colors, which make it so much fun! Furthermore, this very same look can go from daytime to evening just by darkening the shadows, which is the superwoman time saver for the women on the go!

Pic is not mine/ Google Images
 I am a true smokey look eye! I truly believe this is a universal make-up look for all ages that "I" see being around for awhile. The smokey look can be worn in sooo many different colors, how can one get bored! Some smokey eyes depends on different eyeshadow finishes, but until you venture into trying different products and finishes you will not know what u like or what works for you!

My Traditional smokey look is an udpp or estee lauder's double wear in ivory lace:
Nyx Jumbo Penci Dark Brown= Blend all over lid up towards crease(sockets)
Nyx Jumbo Pencil Black Bean= Only on lid/ then blend out harsh lines
Coastal Scents 28 Palette Black= Apply to lid then lightly blend(not too much)
Nyx Single Shadow Brown= Blend from where black ends on crease, then soften
Mac Dreammaker= brow bone/ inner corner
Optional: I add a little bit of Spectrum Cosmetics Black radiation(blk with fine gold sparkle) to the lid to let the black pop.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

NYX Jumbo Pencil Collection

Of Course, If your a YT junkie like myself, then you already know all about the NYX Jumbo pencils. For a loooooong time I have been living under a rock, when it comes down to the large numbers of make-up/cosmetic companies out there. Being a True New Yorker, I thought I was able to find just about errything in the city, but to my surprise, I was in the dark! Not until I moved from the big city to the South and became a YouTube Addict, Internet Fiend and a Blog Lover, is when I discovered the underworld of great affordable make-up, like, NYX.
 No longer able to have so many different options at my feet, I realized, I had to order online. For instance, the nearest Mac Counter is an hour away, My cco is a little over an hour. We do have dept stores, that carry Estee Lauder and Lancome, etc, but not many options if u get my point! So Cherry Culture was my first Target. About 2 yrs ago, I went crazy with the NYX brand and glad that I discovered it! I also found some ebay sellers where I can Buy more for less. However, I went to my cco and to my surprise they carried NYX so I racked up. Just recently went into my BSS store and they have the NYX jumbo pencils for 2 bucks, much cheaper than buying online. So glad that NYX is starting to expand their brand! Funny thing is I have asked some of my friends and relatives in NYC and  no one had heard of it!!! I guess to much competition...hum??

Here are my growing collection of  Jumbo Pencils:
2 Nyx Lip Jumbo Pencils
1.729 Chestnut
2.725 Hazelnut

9Nyx Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils
1.616 Pacific/Blue metallic
2.612 Gold
3.606 Baby Blue/ Light blue metallic
4.602 Dark Brown/Matte
5.601 Black Bean/Matte
6.613 Lemon/Green/Gold metallic
7.605 Strawberry Milk Pink/metallic
8.607 Horse Raddish Similar to Lemon
9.610 Oyster pink/ Lavendar/ blue irredescent color

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Sinful Colors Nail Polish In Unicorn

Browsing YT, this past weekend LalaHunnie06 announced that Walgreens had a Sinful Colors nail polish sale for 99 cents. I literally jumped up and went to walgreens. Well, since the sale started on Easter, not  much of a selection.(Why do I seem to get the scoop I had to  make the best of my trip. There was a limit, can only purchase three..Day 1, I purchased 3. Day 2, I purchase 3 and had my grandmother purchase the other 3. Here is the list:
1.Unicorn(pastel yellow)
2.Vacation Time(brown pink)
3.Why Not(Blue)
4.Whats Your Name(Black With Teal Glitter)
5.Beautiful Girl(carnation pink)
6.Pink Forever(barbie pink)
7.Easy Going(very pale white pink)
8.Nirvana(smoky brown)
9. Rise & Shine(very deep teal-ish color)

However, this review is about the polish Unicorn
I purchased this color because I don't quite have anything like this in my collection. The closes color match I possess would be, Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow, and that is a tad bit more yellow than pastel. I love<3 pastel colors and my recent nail polish purchases have  been mostly pastels, or bright spring and summer colors. I like the packaging , simple is always better for me, I particularly do not care for square shaped  bulky nail polish bottles(Takes up too much space.) Sinful Color nail polishes regularly cost 2 to 3 bucks in most stores, which is a bargain and usually can  find their colors as dupes for Opi, and China Glaze. Case in point, Unicorn is a Dupe for China Glaze Lemon Fizz.

Dots are Sally Hansen Sunset(Orange) Ruby Kisses Kiss & Teal(blue)
and Sinful Colors Nirvana(Brown)
The first application is sheer, but by 3rd coat very pigmented. This nail polish is very creamy. Honestly, I thought I would not care for the color and thought it would be a miss for me, only because a color like this is hard to work with, but im impressed! I had to put a little extra to it with the polka dots, because it looked a little too flat for my liking, Even though, I prefer nail polishes with a matte finish. Overall, would I repurchase....YESSSS!

The next Review: Sinful Colors(Rise & Shine)

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