Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wish List

MAC's new collection is officially available online, and since little ol' me broke open the piggy bank for my big move to the city, I decided to make a list of products I would have gotten(and will "shoot" for buying).

My Makeup Wish List-
1.Fuchsia Glitter- I saw it on DRBrooklyn and it looks amazing
2.Notoriety Quad- I love the neutrality of this quad; something that is wearable day and night, yet still sexy and noticeable.(would work great for a neutral smokey eye)

Now that being said, I have some eyeshadows that are not from any collection-
3.Club- GAWRGEOUS DARLING...so sexy, perfect shadow for a night out
4.Plumage- sooooo perfect, this matte shadow with club, yum!
5.Contrast/hepcat/beauty marked/trax-any and all of these would be next in line

As for the products i will spend the cash on, not sure just yet; I need to give the poor wallet a rest...

Stay Fabulous!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Studio Fix Fluid

Of coarse this may come as long overdue, and no suprise at all, but Studio Fix Fluid is now my favorite foundation, given that things go the way they have been. For reference here is the list of all the foundations I have tried:
Revlon Colorstay Foundation
MUFE HD Foundation
Bare Essentials Mineral Foundation

I bought SFF over a week ago now, and have been using it each day since. And my thoughts, it goes on easy, gives great coverage(while easily spreads out; buildable), and personally speaking, makes my skin look amazing. I still use my B.E. mineral foundation over, a tiny bit just to set my foundation and keep off the shine; this makes it last all day.

Why else do I absolutely love this foundation? Answer- I have gotten in the habit of reapplying/touching up my foundation multiple times everyday, but now that I am using SFF and B.E. mineral foundation I can go all day without touching up my skin. In fact I can even work(I wait tables and generally get a shiny face in the t-zone) and at the end of my shift my skin still looks flawless!

All in all I am sold on this product, Have you tried SFF?

Stay fabulous lovlies!

I'm impressed

So if you followed my last post, you will understand how excited I am right now, because I used my new B.E. Eye glimmers, and I was totally satitisfied. First off I must praise 'grace' glimmer for it's versatility and I loved it as an addition to my evening look. Used 'grace' in the inner third as I had originally planned, and then as an experiment I took it down to my cheek bones, right above my blush, and behold my new favorite combination: 'well-dressed' with B.E. 'grace' glimmer above. This took my look from day to night.

As for my eyeshadow combnation I desparately tried to refrain from using my any MAC, but I couldn't help myself. So in the end I used 'twig' on my 'outer v', Grace on the inner 1/3 of my lid with (and I hate to admit this) 'print' & 'folie' matte shadows by MAC. I know this was ultimately breaking the rules of my self-induced 'pain', but I couldn't resist, and boy am I glad I broke the rules. The outcome was a super se y/sultry look that lasted from day, and with a little extra shadow in the 'outer v' & crease; all the way into the evening.

I will be further experimenting with these shades, and my next shade will be firefly. I am once again day dreaming of which colors to best commpliment this gorgeous coppery shadow; will report the results soon with further reviews.
'Till then XOXO, Stay Fabulous ladies!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Bare Essentials Eyes

Hey ladies, today is all about the brand that I first loved, and no it wasn't MAC. Today is the begining of a little experiment between my MAC products(starting with eye shadows), and Bare Essentials. Bare Essentials is known as a healthier alternative to many of the brands we all know and love(MAC in particular). For a while now I have been completely devoted to MAC products and quickly got accustomed to the quality of their lipsticks, eyeshadows, and blushes. But...of coarse I am shifting back and forth between B.E. and MAC because they both have alot to offer, as well as offering a little variety. So it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that I was back in B.E. today, scouting out my next eyeshadows. The three shadows I snatched up are grace, twig, and firefly. All of these are bordering the neutral and brown color categories, but I am uber excited to give these all a chance. My first challenge, a smokey eye fit for daytime, but a look that easily transfers to a sultry night look. I am headed to use these all for my date tommorrow night, and I fully intend on sharing all the deets with you(only about the colors and how my smokey eye looked of coarse!).

So I did attempt a swatch for you all, but after I saw how horribly my hands photographed, I decided to stick with the pics while the product remains INSIDE the packaging. So heres a peek of the loot:

The shadow on the very top, twig, is a brown/mauve/plum, which in turn looks like a rich brown from a distance. I plan to use this on my outer 2/3 of my lid. I have not decided yet whether or not to accompany 'firefly' in the 'outer v', or use a matte black or brown(my bets on the matte shadow).

As for the inner 1/3 of my lid grace is so far looking like a sure bet, and I actually want to take this color beyond just my lids. Because this color resembles Vanilla pigment(MAC), I am going to attempt a little highlighting action; which is why I was so enthusiastic about this one. In fact it was amusing that I kept picking this one while perusing all the eye glimmers at B.E.(which in my world meant it was truly fate for me to get 'grace'.

That's about it for my speil on B.E. shadows, and to keep updated on a play by play notice, follow me on my twitter under the username Stylevixenmua.
'Til then stay Fabulous ladies/gents!