Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Smashbox Cherry Smoke Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette Review and Swatches

Lovely, pigmented and a great mix of mattes and shimmers, warm and cool shades.  This one can be used for a dramatic or more day look.

Product grade:  A

Blush:  MAC Blunt
Lips: MAC True Love's Kiss and Kiss Me Quick


Bare: pink-ivory matte
Unadorned: taupe shimmer with a little gold undertone
Shell: peach shimmer
Rustic: red-brown matte
Oxidize: coral shimmer
Topaz: champagne shimmer, a little brown
Dark cocoa: blackened brown matte
Ebony: black matte

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

YSL Beauty Parisienne Couture Palette Review and Swatches

Smokier with more plum (including undertones) than I expected.  Glittery…but I love the new YSL formula…

Product grade:  A.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Poe: Review, Swatches and How to Make it Work

The shade is lovely…a deep blue with shimmers of blue and violet.

Use cool tones on your face (and eyes), a strong but neutral blush and touch up even this long wear formula.

Product grade:  A

Givenchy Le Rouge in 204 Rose Boudoir, 301 Magnolia Organza and 304 Mandarine Bolero

Lovely with a soft shine and full coverage.  I like the more statement colors in this formula however…

Product grade:  A

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone, Opal and Topaz Compared and Reviewed

Yes, these really are lovely.  They're also all progressively darker gold shades (so warm toned) and a little metallic.  I really like these…but don't think they're ideal for all (cool toned girls might be better off with Moonstone even if darker skinned…unless you want that gold shimmer).

Product grade: A to A- depending on your skin tone.

Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow in 106 Hesitation from Etats Poetiques Fall 2014

Such a sultry and lovely plum.

Great formula too.

This gets an A!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Hexagram, Wonderchilde, Motorhead, LUV, Thin Lizzy, Vampira and Bachelorette

Amazing shades!  Some are so unusual but so wearable.

Heavier formula…which will be drying for some….and requires more precise application…but wow does it last.

Product grade:  A+

Hexagram and Motorhead


Bachelorette, Thin Lizzy, Vampira and LUV (not the best photo of LUV).