Review: Real Techniques Starter Set

Real Techniques Your Eyes Enhanced Starter Set

Availability: ULTA, Real Techniques
Price: $18.00

Company’s Description

Boost your look with effortlessly enhanced eyes. Eye definition goes high-definition with this essential set:

Includes 5 full-size brushes + case:
-Base shadow brush: applies a smooth, flawless foundation of color
-Deluxe crease brush: soft, oversized design for effortless contouring
-Accent brush: designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging
-Pixel-point eyeliner brush: tapered cut is ideal for dense or fine eyeliner application
-Brow brush: distinctive shape easily defines eyebrows
-Panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand
-Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
-Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
-Extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use

Real Techniques was created by makeup artist and YouTuber Sam Chapman. This review is for the Starter Set, which includes five eye brushes: a base shadow brush, a crease brush, an accent brush, an eyeliner brush, and a brow brush.

You can also read the review for the Real Techniques Core Collection here.


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Swatches: China Glaze Nail Polish in “Deviantly Daring”

China Glaze Nail Polish in Deviantly Daring

Release Date: August 2012
Availability: Sally Beauty & Salons
Price: $7.00

Deviantly Daring is a liquid-metal peacock-teal color. This shade is part of China Glaze’s New Bohemian Luster Chrome Collection.

See below for photographs of the color applied!

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Face Stockholm A Stolen Moment Collection – Fall 2012

Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Face Stockholm

Company’s Description

Inspired by the Jazz Age of the 1920s and its legacy of sweeping social changes, our look for Fall 2012 captures a stolen moment of reflection caught between the past and the future.

Bold lips and defined eyes are applied with precise lines: statements of confidence and independence, ready for the dream of the future.

Face Stockholm has launched its Fall 2012 collection A Stolen Moment. Keep reading for product information and photos!

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Review & Swatches: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in “Amethyst”

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Amethyst

Availability: Sephora, Macy’s
Price: $24.00

Company’s Description

Inspired by Laura Mercier’s cult classic Caviar Eye Liner, Caviar Stick Eye Colour is offered in a range of beautiful shades and in a creamy formula to provide endless options for a flawless smoky eye. Each convenient stick is long-wearing, transfer- and crease-resistant. The color glides onto lids and blends easily with a rich pigment payoff.

Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick Eye Colours are stick-form, cream eye shadows and are currently available in 10 different shades. This review is for the shade Amethyst, which the company describes as a soft mauve with pearl.

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Review: Lady Gaga Fame Eau de Parfum

Lady Gaga Fame Perfume

Availability: ULTA, Sephora
Price: $42.00 (1 ox.) / $55.00 (1.7 oz.) / $79.00 (3.4 oz.)

Company’s Description

Embrace Lady Gaga Fame, the sultry, black eau de parfum. First of its kind in fluid technology, it is black like the soul of Fame but invisible once airborne. This black fluid exudes a lustful, floral, fruity essence for fabulous little monsters.

Enriched with tears of belladonna, a black veil of incense, and pulverized apricot, this fragrance may cause illicit fits of extravagance, unrivalled rushes of adoration, and prolonged moments of ecstasy and rapture.

Lady Gaga’s signature fragrance “Fame” recently released in stores.

Notes: Belladonna, Incense, Apricot, Honey Drops, Tiger Orchidea, Jasmin Sambac.
Style: Empowering. Mysterious. Fabulous.

Keep reading for my thoughts on the perfume and images!


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Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Essential Lip Stain in “Nude Nectar”

e.l.f. Lip Stain in Nude Nectar

Availability: e.l.f.
Price: $2.00

Company’s Description

Get beautiful precision color that lasts for hours with this pigment rich lip stain marker. The pen-like tip lets you draw on color easily for a streak & smudge free professional look. Infused with nourishing Vitamin E to hydrate and moisturize lips.

e.l.f.’s new lip stains come in 4 shades and are part of the company’s Essential line. This review is for the shade Nude Nectar–a medium, brown-red shade.


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Review & Swatches: Sephora + Pantone Universe Lip Luster Lipstick in “Claret Red”

Sephora + Pantone Universe Lip Luster Lipstick in Claret Red

Availability: Sephora
Price: $18.00

Company’s Description

Fall under the spell of the Alchemy of Color Collection, an enchanting collaboration between Pantone Universe and Sephora that marries the hottest shades of the season with exclusive formulation and finish. This double-chambered lipstick is highly pigmented, with a metallic core enveloped in a crystallized, moisturizing lip balm for a multifaceted effect. The formula moisturizes and protects with castor oil and candelilla, while water-resistant polymers lock-in color and hydration. The collection includes a kaleidoscope of vivid colors and a light, peach-mango flavor. Bring the brilliant hues to life as you mix and match to create your own magic.

Sephora has continued into the Fall/Winter 2012 season in its partnership with Pantone Universe. Included in the Fall/Winter line are the Lip Luster Lipsticks, which are a combination of lipstick and lip balm. This product comes in five (5) different shades. This review is for the shade Claret Red–a glittery carnation pink.


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