Review & Swatches: MAC In Extra Dimension Spring 2013 Extra Dimension Eye Shadows

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MAC Extra Dimension Spring 2013 Eye Shadows

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $21.00

Company’s Description

A liquid-powder Eye Shadow with prismatic reflections in ten shimmering tints. Impact ranges from sheer crystallized light to a highly polished metallic effect. Lasts up to 6 hours.

This review is for the six (6) limited-edition Extra Dimension Eye Shadows releasing with MAC’s In Extra Dimension Collection for Spring 2013. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Extra Silver: True silver
  • Opalesse: Opalescent white with pink pearl
  • Zestful: Pale iridescent lime
  • Triple Impact: Opalescent lavender with violet pearl
  • Dimensional Blue: Frosty blue
  • Smoky Mauve: Mid-tone cool mauve

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Stay Tuned: MAC In Extra Dimension Spring 2013 Collection

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Reviews, swatches, and photos of MAC’s In Extra Dimension Collection for Spring 2013 are coming soon!

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Urban Decay Oz Eye Shadow Palettes Video

Here is the video overview of Urban Decay’s Oz The Great And Powerful eye shadow palettes. The video includes live swatches of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formulas.

If you’d like to see photos, swatches, and a full review of each of the palettes, please see this post and this post.

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Enjoy!

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MAC Art of the Eye Collection

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Limited-edition
Release Date: May 2, 2013
Availability: MAC Stores & Online

Company’s Description

M•A•C unveils a luxurious colour collection where eyes are the fascinating focus. From exotic smoky looks to breathtaking, grand celebration statements that dazzle like ornate multicoloured jewels. Two Eye Shadow X 4 palettes in grey/blue and beige/brown blend beautifully in shades including Gentle Fume, Carbon, Shroom, Soft Brown and Najm el Lail. Small Eye Shadow singles add vibrant highlights in Parrot, Gameela, Farasha, Hajar Karim. Lining is legendary – dramatic black Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline sweeps into a wide wing and Liquid Eye Liner’s gel formula creates an elegant edge. Reflects Glitter gilds with golden shimmer. Opulash lavishes lashes with volume and curl.



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Review & Swatches: Smashbox Heat Wave Eye Shadow Palette

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Smashbox Heat Wave Eye Shadow Palette

Availability: Sephora, ULTA
Price: $48.00

Company’s Description

A stunning 10-shade summer palette with brush. Turn up the drama or keep it low-key: this beautiful palette offers 10 on-trend shades in a luxe wet-dry formula to create everything from naturally pretty eyes to amped-up glam looks.

Smashbox’s new Heat Wave Eye Shadow Palette has arrived for Summer 2013. It includes ten (10) eye shadow colors and a dual-ended shadow/liner brush.


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Monthly Favorites & Regrets March 2013 Video

Time for monthly favorites and regrets! In this video, I share the products I’ve been most impressed by this month, and some products I found disappointing.

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I hope you enjoy this video!

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Review & Swatches: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 88 “Morning Mocha”

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Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 88 Morning Mocha

Availability: Sephora
Price: $13.00

Company’s Description

Flash superior color, flawless wear, and long-lasting beauty with this striking eye shadow formula. The Color Eye Last complex means you can comfortably wear this shadow up to 10 gorgeous hours and the micronized pigments ensure an ultra smooth, blendable texture. The range of colors and finishes complement day and evening looks, from perfect mattes to pearlized shimmers, glitters, and a glossy mirror glow.

Sephora has released a new line of eye shadows in its Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. The collection includes 80 different shades in 4 finishes: matte, shimmer, glitter and mirror effect. The formula is said to be highly concentrated, containing up to 70% of pigments and shimmers to provide ultimate color intensity. These shadows are supposed to last 10 hours. They can also be placed in Sephora’s new palettes, which are offered with 3 pans or 6 pans.

I will be reviewing all of the new colors offered in the Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. This review is for the shade No. 88 Morning Mocha–a matte dark chocolate.

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NARS Summer 2013 Collection

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Limited-edition
Release Date: April 15, 2013
Availability: Sephora, NARS

Company’s Description

Prepare yourself for a stunning summer. A modern spin on the sexy, futuristic glam of the 1970s, the Summer 2013 Color Collection brings a cool, noncomformist color palette to the warm weather season. Created by Founder & Creative Director Francois Nars, the collection ewlcomes summer with shades that are edgy, glamorous, and undeniably modern.

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Review & Swatches: Perfekt Lip Perfection Gel in “Hollywood”

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Perfekt Skin Perfection Gel in Hollywood

Availability: Sephora
Price: $24.00

Company’s Description

A silky smooth color gel that “per-fekts” and enhances the appearance of the lips, offering a modern alternative to traditional lipstick, lip gloss, lip plumper, lip primer, and lip treatment. This alleviating color gel is formulated with rich conditioners, vitamins, pure pigments, and beneficial antiaging ingredients that work instantly to enhance the definition and texture of your lips. Lip perfection gel has a velvety texture that applies evenly and effortlessly to moisturize lips without staining, caking, or causing any dryness or peeling, and eliminates that sticky feel associated with traditional wax-based products. Each shade is universally flattering, yet looks different on everyone giving you a luminous look that is one-of-a-kind.

Per-fekt’s Lip Perfection Gel is said to be a modern alternative to your traditional lip product, offering a gel formula that conditions and deposits color. It is available in six (6) different shades. This review is for the shade Hollywood–a classic red.

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Review: Sun Bum PRO SPF 50 Premium Endurance Sunscreen

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Sun Bum PRO SPF 50 Premium Endurance Sunscreen

Availability: Dermstore.com
Price: $17.99

Company’s Description

Sun Bum SPF 50 Premium Endurance Sunscreen is formulated to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. The non-greasy lotion goes on smooth and won’t wear off even during the most strenuous outdoor activities in water, wind or hot conditions. Vitamin E provides antioxidants to combat free-radical damage. Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free.

Sun Bum is a lifestyle brand of sun protection formulas for the outdoors enthusiast. Their Premium Endurance Sunscreens comes in SPF 30 and 50, in 1.5 ounce and 3 ounce bottles, and are part of the brand’s PRO line of products. This review is for the Premium Endurance Sunscreen in SPF 50.


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