Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Anastasia Beverly Hills See and Be Seen Makeup Kit



Hey Guys!
I've always wanted to, but have never tired Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics. I've heard countless positive reviews about their brow products, but have never took the plunge and purchased one of their products. Though Anastasia Beverly Hills is known for their exceptional brow products, they do also carry a wide range of other cosmetics as well. I was really excited to try the See and Be Seen Makeup Kit as it contains, not only, a tinted brow gel, but also an eye shadow duo and two lip glosses as well. For those of you, who like me, are new to Anastasia Beverly Hills and have always wanted to try their cosmetics, this kit is the perfect way to do so, at an affordable price. The kit retails for $44 at Sephora.com and Anastasia.net with a worth of $80! After using these products, I can assure you that for the price point and quality of the products, you are getting one amazing deal! 

About Anastasia Beverly Hills: 
"Anastasia has long been the definitive eye and brow expert for icons such as Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah as well as hip up-and-comers like Dianna Agron, Selena Gomez and Kristen Cavallari. Anastasia's make up plus approach always has the importance of skin care at the base of their clinically tested cosmetic formulas and has recently expanded into colours that match their superior standards for skincare based cosmetics. Anastasia Beverly Hills products have als been recently added to all Sephora stores in the United States."

The See and Be Seen Makeup Kit Includes:
  • Tinted Brow Gel in "Caramel"(0.32 oz)
  • Illumin8 Eyeshadow Duo in "On Set" (2 x 0.04 oz)
  • Hydrafull Gloss in "Heiress" and "Plastic"(2 x 0.07 oz)



What It Does:
"Go from flawless California casual to photo-ready in a flash with this versatile set for the eyes and face. This California colour story represents effortless Hollywood glamour for the modern girl. Illumin8 Eye Shadow Due in On Set, HyrdraFull Gloss in Plastic and Heiress, and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel create an "all eyes on you" look for every day and night."

Key Ingredients:
Chamomile Extract: Hydrates and soothes the skin while helping the hair grow stronger (Tinted Brow Gel) 
Balkan Botanical Infusion: Helps soften, soothe and hydrate skin. (Illumin8 Duo and HydraFull Gloss) 
Brown Algae: A key ingredient that smoothes, firms, hydrates, and revitalizes the appearance of skin. (Illumin8 Duo and HydraFull Gloss) 
Macadamia Derivative: A natural hydrator capable of holding up to 300% more water (Illumin8 Duo and HydraFull Gloss)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Top 10 Favourite MAC Lipsticks (Limited Edition)



Hey Guys!
As promised, here is Part II of my "Top 10 MAC Lipsticks" series. This time, I'm talking about my Top 10 favourite Limited Edition MAC Lipsticks! Please rate, comment and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven't already!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sultry Bronze Smokey Eye FOTD + OOTD

Hey Guys!
A few of you were asking what makeup I was wearing in my most recent YouTube video "Top 10 Favourite MAC Lipsticks" so here is a breakdown of everything I was wearing, plus an OOTD! Enjoy!

The difference between this makeup and my typical makeup is that I didn't use a dark, thick winged liner on my top lash line. Instead, I smoked out a very thin line of black liner with some black shadow. This technique gives and even "smokier" appearance. I also opted for brown eyeliner on my waterline instead of black. I'm definitely going to be using these two techniques more often and skipping the heavy black liner.

FACE: 
Laura Mercier Radiance Primer
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in "Stromboli"
Hard Candy Glamoflage Concealer in "Medium" (blemishes)
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW25 (under eye)
Ben Nye Neutral Set Translucent Powder (set under eye concealer)
CARGO Blu_Ray Pressed Powder in #30
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer


BROWS:
MAC Spiked Brow Pencil
Maybelline Clear Brow Gel



EYES:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Texture e/s (crease)
MAC Bronze e/s (lid, lower lashline)
Urban Decay Half Baked e/s (tear duct)
MAC Espresso e/s (cut crease)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in "Zero" blended out with MAC Carbon e/s
Maybelline Falsies Flared Mascara 
Ardell #120 Lashes
MAC Teddy Eye Pencil (waterline)
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara (blend faux lashes to real lashes)


LIPS:
NYX Chocolate l/l
MAC Gaga 2 l/s
MAC Devilishly Stylish l/g


Outfit of the Day







What I'm Wearing:

Black High-Low Dress - Marshall's / "Adore" Sandals - Naughty Monkey
Black Bracelet Watch - Guess / Black Onyx Bracelet - Tiffany's / Pearl Bracelet - Tiffany's / Hoop Earrings - Forever 21/ Black Quilted Purse - Forever 21

Naughty Monkey "Adore" Sandals can be purchased from Endless.com


Disclaimer: Naughty Monkey sent me the "Adore" sandals for consideration. All other products were purchased with my own money.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Top 10 Favourite MAC Lipsticks!

Hey Guys!
I posted a new video: My Top 10 Favourite MAC Lipsticks from the permanent line! Be sure to check it out and subscribe to my channel if you haven't already. My Favourite limited edition MAC Lipsticks will be up next so stay tuned.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

MAC Heavenly Creature Collection July 2012


Hey Guys!
I'm excited to share with you a new MAC collection which will be releasing July 5th in stores: MAC Heavenly Creature. As you know, MAC collections release online around the Monday/Tuesday, sometimes before, so if you are REALLY dead set on picking up some of these items, I would suggest ordering them online the night of release as I'm sure a lot of these items will be quite popular. For instance, Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, which was most recently released in the Style Black Collection, is again being repromoted. I, for one, will be stocking up on these as I LOVED the previous product and intend on using this as my go-to exfoliator. This product WAS my holy grail, and I hope they didn't mess around with the formula too much as that would be quite a bummer if I end up hating it and stock up on 4+ tubes. LOL. I remember loving this product so much and the day I ran out of my last tube I was so sad. This is the product I am most excited for in this launch, but as you may have guessed, the Mineralized Skin Finishes also caught my eye!

U.S. Launch Date: July 5th 2012 at MAC counters and online www.maccosmetics.com

International Launch Date: July 2012

* all prices in US dollars

Lipstick - $14.50
  • Pleasureseeker - Creamy peach (Glaze) (Repromote)
  • Cut a Caper - Mid-tone peachy pink (Lustre) (Repromote)
  • Venus - Sheer yellow pink with pearlized pigments (Lustre)
  • Fire Sign - Red-pink (Lustre)
  • Cusp of Dawn - Beige Pink (Lustre)





Cremesheen Glass - $19.00
  • Celestial Kiss - Pale cool peach
  • Strictly Plutonic - Mid-tone pink brown
  • Meteoric - Mid-tone vibrant coral
  • Astral - Bright yellow pink
  • Galaxy Rose - Mid-tone violet pink


Mineralize Skinfinish - $29.00
  • Earthshine - Tarnished bronze with gold pearlized pigments and pink reflects
  • Light Year - Peachy pink with gold shimmer
  • Star Wonder - Plumy pink with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments
  • Center of the Universe - Coral with gold shimmer


Mineralize Blush - $23.00
  • Solar Ray - Peach and gold melange
  • Ring of Saturn - Terracotta and gold melange
  • Stratus - Amethyst and golden brown melange
  • Supernova - Magenta and burnt gold melange


Mineralize Eyeshadow - $20.00
  • Aurora - Peach, green, and brown melange (Frost)
  • Magnetic Attraction - Orange, pink and gold melange (Frost)
  • Neo Nebula - Cream, warm amethyst and warm pink melange (Frost)
  • Universal Appeal - Gold, bronze and violet melange (Frost)
  • Invincible Light - Icy white, lavender and warm gold melange (Frost)
  • Earthly - Beige, peach and cool brown melange (Frost)
  • Water - Yellow, lime green and blue melange (Frost)
  • Bright Moon - Grey, silver and icy green melange (Frost)
  • Sky - Green gold, turquoise and cobalt melange (Frost)


187 Duo Fibre Face Brush - $42.00
188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush $34.00
286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Blush - $30.00 (Repromote)

False Lashes Mascara - $19.00
  • False Black - Black (Repromote)


Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator - $28.00
  • foaming, exfoliating scrub made with natural volcanic ash and sugar crystals (Repromote)


Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser - $23.00
  • a make up removing "water" that can literally wipe off most types of makeup without scrubbing or massaging. Formulated with MAC's exclusive Charged Water technology (Repromote)



Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel - $37.00
  • an ultra light gel cream that gives intensive hydration and moisture but leaves the skin feeling soft and supple. Infused with MAC's exclusive Charged Water technology (Repromote)


Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream - $35.00
  • a luxurious and rich eye cream that improves and moisturizes the skin around the eye while reducing the look of dark circles and puffiness. Infused with MAC's exclusive Charged Water technology (Repromote)


Promo Images




My Tentative Wish List:

Cut a Caper l/s 
Pleasureseeker l/s 
Earthshine MSF 
Light Year MSF
Star Wonder MSF
Center of the Universe MSF
Supernova MB 
Volcanic Ash Exfoliator x 1000000


What products are on your wish list?