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Shopping for an End-All, Be-All Eye Palette: What to Look For

If you’re on a tight budget and looking for an eye palette to meet most, if not all, of your needs, here are a few tips I can share with you. I’ll be basing it off of my Basic Eye Diagram & Go-To Eyeshadow Technique, and the premise that you are looking for a palette to use for everyday. I’ll be demonstrating this using the Urban Decay Naked 2 ($50), NARS And God Created the Woman ($65 for a set), Laura Mercier’s Artist Palette for Eyes (LE), and theBalm’s Nude ‘Tude ($36), under the assumption that you want a more or less neutral palette. I chose all of these palettes because they are either still available/permanent, or they’re LE palettes that have shades that are mostly permanent. BASE COLOR The base color is what you would put all over your mobile eye lid (area under the crease). Usually it’s a light to midtone color, but obviously you can go darker for night/smokier/sultrier looks. I split the swatches into three photos since they wouldn’t fit on …

Link Love Vol. 10

— 3 Minute Makeup Challenge by Tina of What Tina Loves — Inspired by Literature: Vintage Speedball Text Book by Jessica of Getting Cheeky — Blog Tips: Product Photography and Lightbox Alternatives by Eula of Eula Sleeps — LOTD Inspiration: Till Lindemann by Delia of Shimmery Black — Chanel Les Beiges Collection: The How-To Guide by Krysty of Vain Jane Writes — The CC Cream Curiosity by Wiji of Dandelion Whiskers — Throwback: What’s in my bag? by Laala of Intermittent Makeup — FOTD: Default Face by Romila Marie of Run Barbie Run — The Monolid Trilogy Part 1 by Sunny of Mostly Sunny — Lipstick Bandits: His Pick. A group of bloggers let their partner pick their favorite lipstick on them, which is seriously such a fun idea. Here are their posts: Xiao of Messy Wands • Lily of Chloe Ash • Larie of Eye Heart It • Arianne of Glitter Geek • Sunny of Mostly Sunny • Jenny of My Funny Valentine • Teri of BellaChique • Monika of Rocaille Writes • Rae …

Covet: MAKE Cosmetics

A few weeks (months?) ago, I posted a list of beauty things that I’d been eyeing over at & Other Stories, a brand that I can’t get here in Manila. Here is another brand that is sadly out of reach: MAKE. MAKE is: “a cosmetic brand that finds beauty in inspiration. Its mission is to encourage self-expression through color by fostering contemporary collaborations between makeup artists and creatives worldwide. MAKE is the first for-benefit beauty brand on We See Beauty and is Made in New York.” You can read more about MAKE here. So, I looked through their shop (which, by the way, has very interesting moving campaigns and pictures, when you scroll all the way down) and these are my picks: Matte Eyeshadow in Purple Sage ($18) • Matte Eyeshadow in Poppy ($18) Satin Eyeshadow in Great Lakes ($18) • Satin Eyeshadow in Santa Fe ($18) Satin Eyeshadow in Yellow Brick Road ($18) • Custom Effects Pigment in Reykjavik ($18) Molten Eyeshadow in Metallic Bronze ($18) • Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Very Brown ($14) …

Overhyped Products

Inspired by Cami Loves Kiwi’s recent video and the hype that surrounded MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade (review here), I’ve gathered together a few products that I feel like are overhyped. It’s a good mix of drugstore and higher end products. Here is a summary, but I go more in-depth in the video: — Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains (review): Love these, hate the stains they leave behind. Regardless of the shade, my lips turn a more orange-y color. — L’Oreal Lucent Magique Light Touch-Up Pen: Nothing special. — L’Oreal Shine Caresse & YSL Glossy Stain (comparative review): Generally a so-so formula. I don’t get the fuss. — YSL Rouge Volupté Shine (review): Was originally a fan of the formula, but when I forgot to bring a tube for reapplication and my lips dried up like a shriveled prune. It’s not bad, but it’s not all that. — Sara Happ The Lip Slip & The Lip Scrub: Great products, but too expensive. — NARS Blush in Orgasm: I don’t think it’s flattering for all …

Link Love Vol. 9

Are you cool/neutral/warm? by Sineady Cady of The Makeup Chair Summer Glow by Sabrina of The Beauty Look Book — a selection of ‘perfect bronzers’ and ‘natural illuminators’ for that warm summer glow. Lipstick Week by Shari of The Misty Mom — technically, this is just an introductory post, but check out her MAC army in the image. I’m excited! Lipstick Week: NARS Satin Lip Pencils by Liz of Project Vanity — an awesome first post by Liz! Lipstick Week Day 1: Orange Red by Claire of Aucuparia Brumalis Lipstick Week by Krysty of Vain Jane Writes Suqqu: Fall 2013 by Haru of Rouge Deluxe Makeup Tips: Prepping & Priming the Face by Natalie of Natzi’s Stash Summer Makeup: How do you overhaul your look? by Makeup Monster MAC All About Orange Lipstick Swatches by Jane of Life’s Entropy MAC Peach & Coral Lipstick Collection by Jane of Life’s Entropy Tellie’s Misadventures: Galaxy Eyes by Beauty by Tellie Tutorial with Luxury Summer Beauty Treats! by amodelrecommends

Link Love Vol. 8

Products not worth the hype by camiloveskiwi Best Cruelty-Free Sunscreens by Phyrra — an awesome list, if you’re thinking of cutting out non-CF brands from your skincare. Too bad none of them are available here! Addiction: Basquiat Ready-to-Wear Eyeshadow reviews by Belly of Wondegondigo — HUHU Intense jealousy! I LOVE Basquiat, he is my favorite of all time. I asked my sister’s friend, Steph, to get me some of these palettes before they were released, but I’m not sure if she was able to get any for me, since she’s busy with work. ANYWAY. These are pretty, pretty. I am in love. Reader Question: Should I get a peel or microdermabrasion? by Liz of Project Vanity Lipstick Week by Romila Marie of Run Barbie Run — yay! Lipstick Week by Wiji of Dandelion Whiskers — double yay! Rouge Bunny Rouge Orpheline Original Skin Blush review by Sunny of Mostly Sunny I don’t know what happened—I guess it was a slow week? In any case, have a happy rest of the weekend! I’ll be on the …

May 2013 Favorites

And we’ve come to this point again: my monthly favorites for May! 🙂 I have quite the collection of favorites here, which is awesome for diversification. Or something like that. Products mentioned: — MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study — MAC eyeshadow in Sable — MAC matte lipstick in Mehr — Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light and Mood Light Favorite Lip Combinations this month: — Addiction Lip Crayon in Day Trip + Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème in Crème Caramel — Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Chestnut + Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème in Café Crème Other favorites: — Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires in the City — The National’s Trouble Will Find Me — The Mindy Project — “These Days” by Jack Cheng — Trader Joe’s Spicy Chai Tea Latte Mix — Keith Haring iPhone case