Showing posts with label LOREAL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LOREAL. Show all posts

Sunday, March 2, 2014

#28daysoflippies Instagram Round-up Finale! Wildcard Week!

Thanks everyone who followed and liked my #28daysoflippies challenge on Instagram. Now that February is over, so is the challenge...and I am here to recap the last week of the challenge, which was Wildcard week, showcasing my funnest and most unexpected lippies!


Wildcard week was so fun because I got to really push myself out of my comfort zone!



Wildcard Lippies:

Butter London Lippy in La Moss $18: A gorgeous semi-opaque deep wine.

Lancome La Laque Fever in Electric Pink $27: Vibrant hot pink and purple sparkles in a hot pink base.

Rimmel Stay Glossy in Black Diva $4.99: Buildable semi-opaque black gloss.

L'Oreal Le Gloss in The Muses' Shine $5.99: 24k glitter and shine.

Beautifully Disney lip gloss in Change Your Fate $14.95: Merida inspired--a bold, creamy orange.

Essence XXXL Shine gloss in Rock On $2.49: Darkened plum with lots of sparkle.

NYX Matte Lipstick in Alabama $5.99: Dark brick and perfectly matte. 

Thanks for joining me for this fun challenge. I hope you found some new favorites!


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Sunday, February 16, 2014

#28daysoflippies Week Two: Instagram Round-up Pink Week!

#28daysoflippies is half over...and this week is red week! But take a look at the pinks that made my final cut!

28 days of lippies

From sheer and baby, to bold and hot, my pink lippies took over my life for Valentine's day week!

pink lipstick

pink lip gloss

Pink Lippies:

NYX Glam Aqua Luxe in Essential $6: Super shimmery and fun for a night out.

Lóreal Colour Riche in Blushing Sequin $8: Sheer watermelon with a shiny finish.

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss $5: Mauve pink with lots of glitter.

Beautifully Disney Spell Breaker $15: True cream bubblegum pink.

POP Beauty Plump Pout Fuschia Freesia $16: Luxurious on lips and a beautiful raspberry---smells a bit weird though but it doesn't linger.

Urban Decay Revolution in Anarchy $22: Creamy and in your face hot pink.

Too Faced La Créme in Jelly Bean $22: Raspberry with a comfortable wear and pretty sheen.

There is hopefully something for everyone across the board here! Let me know if you have tried any of these!

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Friday, February 7, 2014

#28daysoflippies: Week One Instagram Round-up

Thanks to those being really supportive of my first Instagram self-imposed challenged called 28 days of lippies.

A new day, a new lipstick/gloss/pencil for the whole month of February.

It gets me to shop my stash and break out of my comfort zone!

Week One has been the week of my nude lippies, of which I barely have any. This week really pushed me out of my comfort zone. I ended the week (today) with a rose pop of color...next week will be my pinks!


Here's a quick run down of this week's picks, in order, starting from the top left and going across the rows.

1. NYX Butter Lipgloss in Creme Brulee. $4.99. Creamy light pink/nude and decently moisturizing.
2. Maybelline Nude Lust. $7.49. New to my collection. I felt it washed me out but the formula is great!
3. Lancome Rouge in Love 304B Rose Emotion. $28. A pretty, leaning light coral nude pink. Great, featherlight formula.
4. Urban Decay Native. $22. Creamy and pigmented, but thick.
5. Khroma Beauty Joystick in Sea Coral. $8.99. A matte light coral. Love the vanilla smell!
6. M.A.C Stay Sweet. $15. Lightest baby pink. Settles into lines but I still love it.
7. Rimmel Picadilly Pink. $5. My prelude to the pinks, a rosy neutral.

If you haven't checked it out yet, my Instagram link it to the upper right!

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Smoldering Plum Swatches and Review

I recently hauled some buy-one-get-one half off products at Ulta and this eye shadow was one of them. Retailing for around $6 (depending on location), I snagged this little pot of purple at the discount.

LOREAL INFALLIBLE EYESHADOW

Smoldering Plum caught my eye, even though we are fast approaching spring, I am still hanging on tightly to the winter colors. I figured this might be a good crease shadow.

SMOLDERING PLUM

These shadows are packed tightly, and I feel would have a looser consistency if not for the plastic stopper in the package to keep the powder pressed. These are rather messy once you remove that, and I honestly find this shadow a bit of a pain....but I persevered on because of the color.
SMOLDERING PLUM

The darkened plum mixed with red glitter really got my hopes up. This is not a new shade, but I felt it may be something really unique in my collection. I did get a little OCD and clean around the packaging after taking this picture because I can't stand the messiness).


This is the initial swatch, done with a finger and no primer. I wasn't as 'wowed' as I hoped I would be, but the red glitter is still pretty apparent. The good news is this goes on smoothly and with little fallout, despite the consistency.

The bad news is that this is the best swatch of the product. It looks muddied on my eyelids and although it does wear all day with a good primer, it is nothing special in an actual look. Now I wish I would have picked out another color instead. But---all hope is not lost. I try to never give up on a product, and will continue experimenting, maybe placing this over a black creme base. 

Happy Superbowl Sunday!

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L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Smoldering Plum Swatches and Review

I recently hauled some buy-one-get-one half off products at Ulta and this eye shadow was one of them. Retailing for around $6 (depending on location), I snagged this little pot of purple at the discount.

LOREAL INFALLIBLE EYESHADOW

Smoldering Plum caught my eye, even though we are fast approaching spring, I am still hanging on tightly to the winter colors. I figured this might be a good crease shadow.

SMOLDERING PLUM

These shadows are packed tightly, and I feel would have a looser consistency if not for the plastic stopper in the package to keep the powder pressed. These are rather messy once you remove that, and I honestly find this shadow a bit of a pain....but I persevered on because of the color.
SMOLDERING PLUM

The darkened plum mixed with red glitter really got my hopes up. This is not a new shade, but I felt it may be something really unique in my collection. I did get a little OCD and clean around the packaging after taking this picture because I can't stand the messiness).


This is the initial swatch, done with a finger and no primer. I wasn't as 'wowed' as I hoped I would be, but the red glitter is still pretty apparent. The good news is this goes on smoothly and with little fallout, despite the consistency.

The bad news is that this is the best swatch of the product. It looks muddied on my eyelids and although it does wear all day with a good primer, it is nothing special in an actual look. Now I wish I would have picked out another color instead. But---all hope is not lost. I try to never give up on a product, and will continue experimenting, maybe placing this over a black creme base. 

Happy Superbowl Sunday!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Great Gatsby Look Book: Daisy Buchanan

Hi Pandas! I am so excited for this post. As promised, and stemming from my obsession of the Great Gatsby recently reignited by the new movie, I decided to bring you guys some looks based on the movie/character makeup.
 
The first is Daisy Buchanan
 
 
I had such a fun time with this look. As we all know, Daisy Buchanan is Jay Gatsby's love and Carey Mulligan only emphasizes her perfection.
 
 
 
 
These are the pictures that I based the look off of. Daisy's makeup is simple but glamorous, with well-defined brows, black liner, pink/red lips, and her drawn on beauty mark.
 
 
Here are the products I used:
 
1: M.A.C Beauty Powder (LE/Barbie) in Pearl Blossom but any light pink blush will do.
2: Too Faced Boudoir Eyes for a light and natural look.
3: Physicians Formula Organic Wear FakeOut mascara (2 coats).
4: L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Grey to create Daisy's smudged-out eye.
5: NYX Collection Noir Liquid Black Liner for the beauty mark.
6. L'Oreal Color Riche Caress in Infinite Fuschia
 
 
The eyes are one of my favorite parts of Daisy's look because they are simple and clean, and almost everyone has the tools for a simple black winged liner.
 
 
Make your lips the focal point of the look, and don't let the beauty mark intimidate you. The smaller you create it, the easier it is to wear in public. Just make sure to use a very pigmented and water-resistant black liquid liner (if you want it to stand out) or pencil if you want it to look more natural.
 
 
On my nails I am wearing Julep Zora from the 20's collection that debuted last month, which was a perfect fit for this look!
 
 
 
And a black and white photo with my pearl headpiece and me pretending to be from the 20's.
 
I really hope you enjoyed this little look book of pictures inspired by the Great Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Will you try out the look?
 
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Great Gatsby Look Book: Daisy Buchanan

Hi Pandas! I am so excited for this post. As promised, and stemming from my obsession of the Great Gatsby recently reignited by the new movie, I decided to bring you guys some looks based on the movie/character makeup.
 
The first is Daisy Buchanan
 
 
I had such a fun time with this look. As we all know, Daisy Buchanan is Jay Gatsby's love and Carey Mulligan only emphasizes her perfection.
 
 
 
 
These are the pictures that I based the look off of. Daisy's makeup is simple but glamorous, with well-defined brows, black liner, pink/red lips, and her drawn on beauty mark.
 
 
Here are the products I used:
 
1: M.A.C Beauty Powder (LE/Barbie) in Pearl Blossom but any light pink blush will do.
2: Too Faced Boudoir Eyes for a light and natural look.
3: Physicians Formula Organic Wear FakeOut mascara (2 coats).
4: L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Grey to create Daisy's smudged-out eye.
5: NYX Collection Noir Liquid Black Liner for the beauty mark.
6. L'Oreal Color Riche Caress in Infinite Fuschia
 
 
The eyes are one of my favorite parts of Daisy's look because they are simple and clean, and almost everyone has the tools for a simple black winged liner.
 
 
Make your lips the focal point of the look, and don't let the beauty mark intimidate you. The smaller you create it, the easier it is to wear in public. Just make sure to use a very pigmented and water-resistant black liquid liner (if you want it to stand out) or pencil if you want it to look more natural.
 
 
On my nails I am wearing Julep Zora from the 20's collection that debuted last month, which was a perfect fit for this look!
 
 
 
And a black and white photo with my pearl headpiece and me pretending to be from the 20's.
 
I really hope you enjoyed this little look book of pictures inspired by the Great Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Will you try out the look?
 
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

L'OREAL Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Grey

Hey Pandas!! I have never tried out the kajal eyeliner trend, but I finally found a product that might make me want to!

 

The L'ORÉAL Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Grey is a kajal style liner in a thick pencil form. It retails for about $8 and comes with a sharpener so you do not have to go rooting around for one that fits this pencil. It can be used on the upper or lower lashline and waterline. It is supposed to give a smokey effect (smoldering) but I do not understand what the voluminous claim is all about.
 
 
This may seem a little intimidating. I mean, it almost looks like a weapon right? Do not fear, you can either swatch it on the back of your hand a bit or warm it up with your fingers and it is nice and smooth on the eye. It blends out really nicely to give that smokey eye effect and is one of the longest lasting products I have found on my waterline. I still prefer gel liners on my upper lash line, though.
 
 
The grey color is really cool because it has more depth than black, and is a softer alternative to brown...so you can still look a little punk without crazy harshness. The grey is very wearable!
 
 
Overall, I like this liner and is easier to wear than I thought. It is small enough to carry in a purse for touch ups and the packaging is sturdy. I also love the grey color because not many liners come in grey. I think this is a good starter product for those getting into kajal liners and for those who want a liner that isn't too harsh.
 
Price: 8/10
Performance: 9/10
Color/Wearability: 10/10
Packaging: 10/10
Overall Quality: 9/10

Total: 46/50 = A- = Happy Panda
 
Have you tried this product or have a different favorite smokey, kajal liner? I would love to hear about it! What do you think of grey liner?

 
 

 

L'OREAL Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Grey

Hey Pandas!! I have never tried out the kajal eyeliner trend, but I finally found a product that might make me want to!

 

The L'ORÉAL Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Grey is a kajal style liner in a thick pencil form. It retails for about $8 and comes with a sharpener so you do not have to go rooting around for one that fits this pencil. It can be used on the upper or lower lashline and waterline. It is supposed to give a smokey effect (smoldering) but I do not understand what the voluminous claim is all about.
 
 
This may seem a little intimidating. I mean, it almost looks like a weapon right? Do not fear, you can either swatch it on the back of your hand a bit or warm it up with your fingers and it is nice and smooth on the eye. It blends out really nicely to give that smokey eye effect and is one of the longest lasting products I have found on my waterline. I still prefer gel liners on my upper lash line, though.
 
 
The grey color is really cool because it has more depth than black, and is a softer alternative to brown...so you can still look a little punk without crazy harshness. The grey is very wearable!
 
 
Overall, I like this liner and is easier to wear than I thought. It is small enough to carry in a purse for touch ups and the packaging is sturdy. I also love the grey color because not many liners come in grey. I think this is a good starter product for those getting into kajal liners and for those who want a liner that isn't too harsh.
 
Price: 8/10
Performance: 9/10
Color/Wearability: 10/10
Packaging: 10/10
Overall Quality: 9/10

Total: 46/50 = A- = Happy Panda
 
Have you tried this product or have a different favorite smokey, kajal liner? I would love to hear about it! What do you think of grey liner?