Urban Decay Matte Eyeshadow (+1 shimmer)



I've said it a few times but I'll say it again...Urban Decay has some of the most amazing matte eyeshadows ever. They're so smooth and easy to blend. They go on pigmented and effortlessly. They remind me of INGLOT's mattes but less chalky which makes them pretty much perfect in my opinion. However, their mattes have been on Hautelook (CLICK HERE) a lot lately so they're most likely being discontinued. Such a shame.

Swatches (over Painterly Paintpot)

New wet n wild Juicy Lip Balms



JUICY LIP BALM SPF 15
Price Point: $2.99
CVS Exclusive
Permanent Collection

Delectably juicy SPF 15 lip balms keep lips moisturized all day. Enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to soothe and condition. Contains SPF 15 to protect lips from harmful UVB rays. Available in 4 delicious flavors.

280C Cherry
281C Raspberry
282C Watermelon
283C Strawberry

I'm always looking for lip balms to keep my lips soft so I'm excited to try these new ones from wet n wild. They're exclusive to CVS so you won't find them anywhere but there. In fact, though they're not slated to be on shelves til mid-July, they may already be at some locations (Nouveau Cheap has already seen them at hers!)

One Eye Look, Lots of Different Lipcolors

The makeup I did on my eyes is nothing new. I actually did a post featuring it recently but this is just a different variation on it. I used Ulta eyeshadows in Bone and Camel, MAC eyeshadow in Cork, and Physicians Formula cream liner in Brown Eyes (the dark brown). I've also used wet n wild for it before...the 28 Neutral Palette...really, you can use anything that works for you. It's basically about using colors that work with your skintone. You can also change up the color of the liner from time to time. It makes for a really easy but fun look.

Keeping the eyes simple is perfect for being able to change up your lip color. I'm really into brighter lips right now!

The eyes:


With MAC Milan Mode and Speak Louder lipsticks




New Limited Edition wet n wild Trios!



Dream Weavers
Limited Edition Color Icon™ Eyeshadow Trio
Price Point: $2.99
Release Date: Mid-July

Fly away to the colorful side! Celestially stunning shades you’ve always dreamt about!

Dynamic new Color Icon™ Eyeshadow Trio collection with 30% more pigment and pearl for ultra-impact color. Playful and beautiful, these shades are influenced by the shades of the cosmos – ones you’ve only dreamt about!

Shades:
33645 Bright Idea
33646 We’re Blasting Off
33647 Dancing in the Clouds
33648 Fly Me to the Moon
33649 Earth Looks Small from Here
33650 Enter a New Realm

Oh my goodness...I'm am so excited for these! I already spot the ones that will be my favorites. The purple/gold, blue/black, and the one with the red look amazing!

Do you see any that you're already loving?

Awesome News from wet n wild!

Let me just get straight to the awesome news and not talk around it...

Later this year wet n wild will be releasing a new ColorIcon 8-pan eyeshadow palette...ALL MATTE! For lovers of matte eyeshadows, like myself, this is huge news. I'm so excited for it!

All of the details haven't been released yet but what I do know is that it'll be Limited Edition and released later this fall at selected retailers.

Now with this exciting news, there is also some disappointing news. wet n wild is discontinuing the ColorIcon 6-pan palettes. If you haven't picked them up, or have a favorite, you might want to stock up while you can. You do still have time though. The discontinuation date is set for January 2012.

Anyone else excited for this matte palette?

Gold and Blue Eyes feat. Glamour Doll and wet n wild



Let me just say that I am absolutely in love with Trophy Wife from Glamour Doll Eyes. It's the most amazing gold EVER. Mingles (the blue) is pretty awesome too! So bright and bold.

Also, there will be a tutorial on this look soon!!!



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Some Goodies from Still Glamorus...Swatches!



Pictured:
Cherry Blossom Trio (top)
Ex-Girlfriend Pigment (bottom in pot)
Sherbet Pigment (bottom in bag)

Gorgeous colors as always...no review needed. I will say though that I am in love with the pink in the Cherry Blossom trip (Forget Me Not), and that Sherbet is an amazingly beautiful duochrome (orange/pink).

Check out wet n wild's Summer Giveaway!

The INGLOT 20-palette...My Pros and Cons



With my eyeshadows I also got the INGLOT 20-Palette. I was thinking about getting 2 10-palettes but I just liked the idea of what the 20-palette would look like filled. I personally love it but there are pros and cons to it. For me, more pros than cons.

Yellow and Purple INGLOT Eyes



This color story was inspired by a look done by FullyBEATable. Seriously, if you're not following her, you should be. She does gorgeous makeup and always has awesome color combo ideas

For my look I used all Inglot eyeshadows. I have to say, I'm not a big fan of the yellow. MAC Chrome Yellow remains my favorite. Although it could be because I used a stickier base underneath so I'll try it out with Painterly Paintpot and see if I still feel the same.

**Note: Personally, I always use drier bases under my matte shadows (bases that set and dry), rather than stickier ones like NYX Jumbo Pencils. Sticky bases tend to make matte shadows look muddy whereas dry bases make them show up more true to what they are in the pan.

Smokey Pink and Gold INGLOT Eyes



This is the first of many looks that I'll be doing using my Inglot eyeshadows. It was the true test of how they wear and last and so far I'm totally in awe of how amazing these shadows are. Application is a dream with these!

INGLOT Eyeshadow Swatches!



My review...BEST EYESHADOWS EVER. Seriously. I have absolutely no complaints, no suggestions, nothing but praise. The shadows apply effortlessly; pigmented, creamy, easy to blend.

I highly recommend these.

For more info you can check out Inglot's website.

My advice though...take a look at swatches before even attempting to buy from the website. There are SO many shadows, it's hard to choose and keep what you do want organized. that would be my only suggestion for Inglot...they seriously need to rethink their website to make it more customer friendly.

And now...swatches!
Top: no base (though I ALWAYS recommend at least a primer!)
Bottom: concealer as base

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I've done this look before....



Or something like it at least. But this is the first time since getting bangs that I've done color on my lips; as in a color that isn't nude or close to my natural lip color. Viva Glam Cyndi is a very soft red...kind of vintage like. One of my favorite lipsticks...I love it.

On my eyes I went simple with the 28 Neutral Palette and cream liner from Physicians Formula.

Blue, Purple, and a Touch of Pink



This used to be one of my favorite color combinations; it still is but it's been quite a while since I've done this look. I've done it with MAC, Glamour Doll Eyes, my 120 palettes, and this time for this look I used my BH Cosmetics 88 Cool Matte Palette (it has matted and a few shimmers in it...LOVE the palette).

Surf Baby Eyes



This was inspired by the look that everyone at my MAC store was wearing when I went there the other day. My version is a tad more wearable; they took Son Blonde all the way up onto their browbones which, while it was fierce, it's not something I'd wear out and about. I toned it down with Short Shorts as my highlight...it's been a while since I did a shimmer highlight so I kinda feel like it threw the look off. I think I would have preferred my go-to matte highlight. Nonetheless, here it is!

 

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