Shine No More! Benefit the POREfessional Agent Zero Shine

 

Shiny can be good.

Glitter, sequins, a clean car, all shiny things that are appealing.

Shiny can be good, but not on your face.

I’ve always been one to get oily and I’ve tried pretty much everything to help combat it. My latest attempt is trying Benefit’s the POREfessional Agent Zero Shine. It’s a powder that claims to reduce shine when applied under or over your makeup.

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Here’s what it looks like:IMG_9682

 

It comes with it’s own brush, that tucks away neatly at the bottom of the container. The powder itself is a beige color, not exactly translucent but that wasn’t a concern since it matches my skin tone.  IMG_9684

It retails for $30 and can be purchased from Sephora, Ulta and the Benefit website. Is it worth $30? Well, I decided to put the product to the test and show it in action.

Have you tried this product before? What did you think of it? Comment below.

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Makeup of the Day | Lime Crime + Urban Decay Vice 2 + the Fun Palette

Lime Crime how I love thee.

Lime Crime does funky, opaque lip colors like no other. Their scent is amazing, they go on smooth and they stay in place, eliminating the need for lip liner. I have eight shades (so far!) but my latest favorite is Chinchilla, a grey with purple undertones.

Here’s how I wore it for the first time:

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I chose to focus the attention on the lip color by keeping the eye makeup pretty simple.

While there were a couple of people at work that asked if I was okay or told me I looked “gothic” but the majority of the responses were positive. My peers seemed to dig the funky, edgier look as much as I did.

Why I love this color? Well, obviously because it’s purplish (sort of), but also because it’s a way of embracing the edgy black lipstick trend in a more wearable tone.

Interested in this look? Here’s what I used:IMG_9689

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • NYX Natural Palette | 1st color
  • Urban Decay the Fun Palette | Uzi
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Coax and Voodoo
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • NYX eyeliner | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Million Lash Excess mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe

Face:

  • Benefit the POREfessional Primer
  • LORAC POREfection Foundation | PR5
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Revlon Colorstay Concealer | Light Medium
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula | How to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • Urban Decay All-nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Lime Crime lipstick | Chinchilla

What do you think of this look? Would you rock this lip shade? Comment below.

Sunday FUNday | Urban Decay’s the Fun Palette

It’s Sunday Funday and what better way to spend it than with Urban Decay’s the Fun Palette.

Let me begin by mentioning that I own nine Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes, but this is still one of my favorites.

As with most Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes, the packaging is gorgeous. It’s one palette that I don’t mind leaving out on my vanity because it’s nice to look at and I honestly find myself reaching for it so often.

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The palette includes six eyeshadows and an eyeliner pencil (which it appears I’ve misplaced). It has a decent sized mirror and a magnetic closure so it’s ideal for travel and on-the-go application.

The colors included are (from left to right, top to bottom):

  • Woodstock
  • Baked
  • Uzi
  • Sin
  • Flipside
  • Psychedelic Sister

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Woodstock, Baked, Sin and Psychedelic Sister are all available for purchase as single eyeshadows on Urban Decay’s website for $18 each (ouch!). Uzi and Flipside are not available as single eye shadows and once I swatched them, I understood how they would draw people to this palette.

 

The swatches are laid out as they are in the palette and there are two sets of them: the left are without a primer and the right are with Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion. As with most eyeshadows, starting with a primer gives you much more vibrant and long lasting color payoff.

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This palette is one of my favorites because each color is so unique and unlike anything I have in my current collection. I reach for Woodstock, Baked (I mean, WOW) and Flipside most often.

If you’re afraid of using funky colors this is definitely a great palette for you to have fun with (hehe) because the colors are muted and with the color Sin you can really make them wearable.  Also, the price and the fact that it’s just a palette of six really makes this less of a risky investment than the Electric Palette.

Although this palette is no longer available for sale through the Urban Decay website, you can find it on eBay or All Cosmetics Wholesale, which is where I purchased mine for only $19.99 (MSRP $34).

Which color is your favorite? Comment below.

 

Makeup of the Day | LORAC POREfection Foundation + Pinks and Purple

 

So, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m obsessed with pink and purple eyeshadows. I know people are afraid of them, but they shouldn’t be! I’m hoping that at the very least my posts help inspire people to try them out.

Anywho, the most exciting thing for me today was trying out my new LORAC POREfection Foundation. It’s my first high-end foundation (aside from a MAC foundation I got recently) and I chose it because of the great reviews online. I also happened to color match myself perfectly. Stay tuned for a First Impressions video on it.

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Interested in this look? Here’s what I used:

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo | Inked in Pink
  • Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette | Totally Fetch
  • Urban Decay Electric Palette | Urban
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • L’Oreal Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Liner | Black
  • NYX eyeliner | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | Black
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe

Face:

  • Benefit the POREfessional Primer
  • LORAC POREfection Foundation | PR5
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Revlon Colorstay Concealer | Light Medium
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula | How to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • Urban Decay All-nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • L’Oreal Colour Riche | Violet Chiffon

What do you think of this look? Comment below.

MAKEUP SALE! Get it Before it’s Gone!

I’ve cleared out my makeup collection and you can reap the benefits!

I wanted to “lighten the load” of my makeup collection so I’ve compiled all the items I haven’t used (so BRAND NEW still in packaging) and listed them on my eBay store. I have more items listed than in the photo below so check it out! I also offer combined shipping discounts so you can really save.

Items are brand new and listed for less than retail so definitely check it out before it’s all gone!

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Thanks everyone!

MAKEUP REVIEW + GIVEAWAY | Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

If you love bright colored eyeshadow you were probably like me, waiting, until 3 a.m. to purchase this gorgeous palette.

The colors are so amazingly pigmented, I’m so excited that this will be a part of the regular collection.

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Here’s my review, swatches and giveaway:

Which is your favorite color in this palette? Comment below.

Makeup of the Day | Festival Look Urban Decay Electric Palette

I absolutely love festival season! There really are no limits when it comes to makeup or fashion so it’s so liberating.

Here’s a look I wore to day two of Ultra Music Festival:IMG_9158

Interested in this look? Here’s what I used:

Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Urban Decay Electric Palette | Savage, Jilted, Urban
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • NYX eyeliner | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | Black
  • Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
  • Ardell Lashes | Glamour Wispies
  • Duo Lash glue
  • Pink glitter from Amazon
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe

Face:

  • Benefit the POREfessional primer
  • MAC Pro Longwear Foundation | NC25
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Revlon Colorstay Concealer | Light Medium
  • Physician’s Formula Super CC+ Powder | Light/Medium
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Revlon Matte Balm | Showy

What do you guys think of this look? Comment below.