Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadows | Swatches



Yup...more swatches from Sugarpill! This time I'm here with five loose eyeshadows. I do have another loose eyeshadow swatch post if you'd like to see that one too!

Sugarpill Sweetheart Palette | Swatches



You know...I really don't feel the need to fully review anything from Sugarpill anymore. They're ridiculously amazing...buy everything they have. You'll thank me. xoxo

Ponytails, Blowouts and Braids | Fashion Week Explored (Guest Post)


London and New York Fashion Weeks brought with them a bevy of clothes and looks. With makeup and hair playing a major role in the shows, I thought it was about time to go through the hairdos that will be grabbing your attention in the coming year.

Wearable Purple Eyes feat. Sugarpill Cosmetics



As much as I love bright eyeshadow and bold looks, I've definitely been gravitating more towards wearable color lately...for a while now actually. I get that bright pop but by adding neutral colors, everything is toned down. It's a look that's still fun, but not too over the top for my current taste.

Best of Senna Cosmetics



Senna Cosmetics, created by Emmy-nominated makeup artist, Eugenia Weston, is known for its luxurious products from perfecting foundations, to rich eyeshadows, lavish lipcolors and some of the best brow products around. One of my favorite brands to date, I'm sharing my tried-and-true picks for the Best Of Senna Cosmetics.

Shabby Apple Giveaway and Discount!



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Shabby Apple, an online boutique selling women's dresses, apparel, and accessories, is being gracious enough to offer a beautiful bracelet for A Brilliant Brunette's readers.

MAC Rainbow Eyes



It was 4 years ago when I first had my makeup done at a MAC counter back home in the San Fransisco Bay Area. It was actually a makeup lesson; a $50 giftcard held my appointment and I was able to use that money towards product after my lesson. The manager did an awesome job showing me how to do a rainbow eye (featured here) with precise placement and flawless blending. She also showed me how to apply false lashes which, until that day, I couldn't apply for the life of me. She also turned me on to Studio Fix Fluid foundation and powder, both of which I still use to this day...my favorite foundation EVER.

I never recreated the look after all this time, until now. Enjoy :)

Purple Eyes with Blue Liner feat. wet n wild



My first look using Glamrock and Sellout, the beautiful new purple and pink Color Icon eyeshadow singles from wet n wild, as well as another new product of theirs -- the Indigo Blue MegaLast liquid eyeliner. I also used the Petal Pusher 8 palette to keep with the purple theme.

NEW wet n wild Mega Shield Lip Colors w/ SPF 15 | Swatches and Thoughts



wet n wild says:
Color, comfort, and care! Luxurious color delivers hours of sheer-to-moderate coverage that glides on buttery-soft for a smooth, moist-looking pout. Lips are pampered with Vitamin E, Amino Acids, Avocado Oil, and Rice Bran Oil that moisturize and condition for silky, soft comfort. And with SPF 15, lips are cared for and protected from harmful UVB rays.

Senna Cosmetics on Hautelook!


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One of the first ‘makeup artist’ lines ever launched, Senna Cosmetics has a 34 year strong cult following of ‘Senna’ girls, celebrities, and film and television industry artists who simply adore the quality and performance of each problem solving and glam-producing product.

Eucerin and A Brilliant Brunette | Skin First Digital Network and a Giveaway!


Announcing a new partnership between Eucerin and A Brilliant Brunette...the Skin First Digital Network! I'm super excited for this opportunity; it's going to bring a ton of perks and info to all of my amazing readers.

For the month of February, not only will there be a giveaway (info below), but you can also visit Eucerin's Facebook page to take the Skin First Pledge and get a free sample of the Eucerin Skin Calming Crème to help keep your skin moisturized and looking healthy this winter, and all throughout the year.

Smokey MAC Hepcat Eyes



Why MAC? Why...why did you discontinue Hepcat? How could you? O_O

Hepcat is...was...one of my favorite colors from MAC; A bright wine that's completely versatile. It can be used in bright looks, wearable, smokey, anything. But...discontinued. You may still be able to find it at your local MAC counter or store.

NEW wet n wild Mega Last Lip Color Swatches and Thoughts



wet n wild says:
Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn't cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients: Hyaluronic Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips an exclusive polymer complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A and E help smooth lips.

Sorry about the flash!...




Swatches left to right:
Cherry Picking, Don't Bleed Pink, Dollhouse Pink, Pinkerbell, 24 Carrot Gold, Purty Persimmon


Lip swatch of Cherry Picking, over Ulta lipliner in Flesh, blotted. Totally love this color!


Thoughts:
It was a while ago when I did my original swatch post on the Mega Last lip colors. Now wet n wild has come out with six new colors for their 2012 line. These new colors are bold, gorgeous, and definitely eye-catching! So far I've only worn Cherry Picking, which I am totally in love with. Next I'm thinking of trying Purty Persimmon. Such a cute name and it describes the color perfectly. Non-drying, long-lasting lip color at the crazy cheap prices that wet n wild is known for...what more could you ask for?

Have you tried the Mega Last Lip Colors? What are your thoughts on them? What about the new colors...any that catch your eye?



DISCLAIMER: Product(s) in this post may have been sent complimentary of the company or PR to A Brilliant Brunette for consideration. All opinions are honest and my own.

NEW wet n wild Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner Swatches and Review



wet n wild says:
Easy-to-control liquid liner has a fine, flexible brush for precise application. Rich fluid, formula dries fast ad stars put to subtly enhance or dramatically define.

NEW Jordana Glitter Specialty Nail Polish Swatches



When I opened this package from Jordana, I'm pretty sure I did some sort of girly, excited "eeking" or something. I mean, how could I not? These nail polishes are ah-mazing! So sparkly...so soooo sparkly. Then, when I finally got around to doing the swatches it was like the best thing ever. So, just continue to the swatches. You'll see what I mean.

 

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