Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Review: Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

 Smashbox came out with this palette about a month and a half ago and I wasn't to excited when i saw it, because i already have the Urban Decay Naked and the Lorac Pro palette. But one of my co-workers always such amazing eyeshadow with amazing glitter and every time i asked her what it was she ALWAYS said this palette. So i ended up getting up because I'm a sucker for neutrals and glitter. After weeks having it I absolutely love it. I haven't even touched my Lorac Pro palette (which is my favorite palette EVER) or any of my Naked's. so lets get into close of the colors!!!!

Bottom row mattes
M1:  Dark warm tone brown
M2: medium/light brown (prefect for crease)
M3:light brown, not a good swatch but does pull on eyelids.
M4: White matte (prefect for highlight)

Bottom row mattes cont.
Top to bottom (M5,M6,M7)
M5: taupe/ grey
M6: dark grey/brown
M7: matte black

Top row shimmers
Top to bottom:(S1,S2,S3,S4)
*all have huge chunky glitter*

S1: dark brown with gold
S2: gold with gold glitters
S3: Light brown/gold with gold glitters
S4: white shimmer (NO GLITTER IN THIS ONE)

TOP Shimmer row (S5,S6,S7)
S5: light grey with silver glitters
S6: gray with silver glitters
S7: black with silver glitter

The brush that it comes with is this one:

first off, this brush is amazing! the blending part (3rd bottom pic) is the perfect blending brush ever. its fluffy and it natural hair bristles which i think blend eyeshadows way better then synthetic hair. The naked brushes that came in the Naked2 and Naked3 are HORRIBLE. so this bending brush tops them by 100%. For as the flat brush side, this is very unique it has both natural hair bristles and synthetic hairs. The reason for this is because synthetic hair pick up glitter and put the glitter directly to the lid, all the glitter will transfer. Whereas, the natural hair bristles hold the glitter and barley will put any on your eyelid. So for the natural hair side i put down a matte color and then use the synthetic hair to put a glitter on top of it! this brush is amazing and i would buy this brush separate if they sold it separately.

This palette is amazing, the colors go on effortlessly and the glitters and very glittery. I love the fact that it has a row of mattes and row of glitters. But the most unique thing is that the glitter colors go with the matte colors below it. So if you want you glitters to really pick up you but the matte color below it and that glitter on top! As for the brush, its my favorite because its 3 brushes in 1! Also, it does come with a mini full exposure mascara but i lost it haha. but that mascara is great too! so if you love glitters and browns you need this in your life. you not only get the amazing palette but the best brush ever!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

IPSY January Bag "19 Reasons"

This months theme was "19 reason" which i don't know why haha, i think its just a New Years Bag. I don't peek at my glam room all month so when i get my bag i am excited. So this month was mostly skincare, which is fine by me because i like to try new things. It also gives me a chance to try things i usually wouldn't buy!
so here the pictures!

 First thing i ulled out was this Elizabeth mott shadow stick. I thought it was just an eyeliner because usually shadow sticks are bigger (like NYX jumbo pencils) just to make it easier to do your eyelid. But the color is really pretty. It did take a few swipes tho to get that color on my swatch :(
 Next, was this (MALIN+GOETZ) mojito lip balm. And this i was really excited about because my lips are dried as hell right now! and its like a thick gel type. It definitely smells like mojito's, which smells so good and refreashing. So I'm really excited and i know i will use this everyday!
 Then there is this Faith Aromatherapy anti-aging scrub. And i always love scrubs so i was excited about this. This will get rid of dead cells, and it also has Monoi oil to help hydrate the skin and help with collagen production! IT also has natural citrus to help awaken the skin and brighten it! and it smells good! so im excited to try this, and it all natural! (even better)

Then there was this Briogeo deep condtioner for the hair. This stuff is really thick and smeels like heaven! and who doesnt need a mask for the hair? i have many others but itll give me a chance to try new kinds! this smells so good so im excited to use this right away! and this will last awhile because its so thick you only need a little!

Lastly, there is these little smaple wipes of the Proactive mark fading pads. Which are just pads that have Salicylic acid. which is a AHA and cleans the surface of the skin, this ingredient is usually in all acne products. BUT the problem is that salicylic acid DOES NOT get rid of dark marks. the only ingredient that gets rid of acne marks or hyper- pigmentation is hyaluronic acid. so i think the totally messed up on this product because what this product is, is just a acne medication pad like other "acne pads" to prevent future acne or heal ones already on your face.

OVERALL: This bag was okay, i wasn't to excited because i feel i got one thing full size, when they say you get 2-3 full sized items. So i was dissapointed. The stuff i got is good but i will probably just use the lip balm, scrub, and conditioner. The other things will just be added to my collection of not used stuff. And the bag was ugly this month! i wasn't happy about that too! wtf ipsy!
hopefully next month is better!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sephora Gratis!

So for those who don't know what "Gratis" is, its when companies that you work for give you free products so you can try them and know how to sell them.
So today i got my Sephora gratis (my first one) and i was so excited because this month is was mostly all skincare.
We go all of this!
we did get trained on all these products by Sephora Beauty Leader.

Gonna do separate reviews in the future!
so i can try all these products and give a full review on them!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Review: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

A couple weeks ago i needed a new concealer. I went through my whole work trying to find one for me. I was looking for good coverage but wouldn't crease. My skin is a little dry lately so i didn't want to crease at all! after going through for 2 days i bought this Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. The reason why i bought this one was because whenever i use it on clients it ALWAYS look absolutely flawless, no creasing and good coverage. So after using it for a couple weeks i have fallen in love! 
so lets get into why!

  First, the color i got was "Custard" and no matter what skin tone my clients are i usually pick this color and it matches very well. Its because its a yellow based while the other are very pink! and i think yellow under the eyes is better to brighten and also to hide the purple in dark circles, because yellow cancels out purple on the color wheel. As for the applicator its a doe foot, like a lipgloss applicator. Its very good and spreading the concealer!

Before (no concealer)

(how i apply the concealer)

** how i apply concealer is just one line starting from the inner going under my lash line. The second is on my dark circle. and the next is under the circle**

 After (blended all out) No powder on top tho. 

Overall: this is one of the best concealers i have, and i have a lot and have used a lot because i love concealers. This one is super creamy and blends into the skin so easily! its covers very good, it can be built to a very full coverage if you apply more. It doesn't crease because it has powder ingredients in it, which means it does dry to semi- powder feel. i still set it with a powder because  always have set my concealers. But there has been days when i don't set it and it crease a little and i just pat it away and it looks brand new. So overall, this is an amazing concealer. So if your looking for a concealer that you need a little to cover, full coverage, and wont crease then get this one!

click here to go to Sephora.com!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Naked 3 Review! (worth it or not?)

So to begin i work at Sephora and we got the Naked 3 months ago and i didn't want to get it. I just thought it was to pink and i wouldn't wear the eye shadows that much, and overall just a waste of money because i have the Naked and Naked 2.
Last week i just gave in and bought it! i mean why not!?
I've only had the palette for about a week but I've worn it everyday and i think i'm starting to LOVE it!
i have green eyes so it does pull my eye color very well, and makes them more green.

As for the eye shadows, they are amazing quality and i find that they are way more creamer then the other urban decay palettes! they blend so well! i was surprised.
There is 2 matte colors (limit and nooner) which are mauve pink and i use them for the crease.
all the color is the palette are all pink based. So they are either pink or a rose gold color.
all the colors are absolutely beautiful so here is the pictures to see them!

Overall, i'm glad i got this palette because i don't have a lot of pink eye shadows and all these colors are amazing. i love glitter. And this palette for sure has a lot of glitter to it. The only thing is i wish it had more mattes. But that's what i say about all the Naked palettes. the mattes in there are good enough tho!
so if your debating on getting this just ask yourself if you will wear pinks a lot. is yes, then get it. If no then don't because all the eye shadows are pink no matter what skin-tone you have! for me i didn't think i would wear pinks, but there starting to grow on me! so this palette to me was worth it! (ALSO, you get a 2 sided brush. one flat and one for blended, not like the one in the naked 2, and you get a sample size of all 4 eye primers!) pic down below of brush and samples

 (right to left)
1) Strange (light pink/white highlight color)
2) Dust (pink with alot of pink glitter)
3) Burnout (pink with a pearl sheen, no glitter)
4) Limit ( light mauve pink/ matte)
5) Buzz ( darker pink but with alor of pink glitter and pink sheen to it)
6) Trick ( rose gold)

 (left to right)
1) Nooner (dark matte pink)
2) Liar(  dark rose gold/brown with glitter)
3)Factory (dark brown with a little sheen almost matte)
4)Mugshot (Brown with pink/gold sheen)
5)Darkside (darkest brown with a pink tone to it)
6)Blackout (dark purple/brown with big pink glitter)