November 23, 2013

Essie Sew Psyched | Review + Swatches


Sew Psyched retails for $8.50 and it's the color I've been wearing for several weeks straight because gray is the superior neutral color, obviously. I'm just obsessed with gray nails, ok. That's it. 

Not really, read on for a review.


Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal (Barely Branded) | Review + Swatches


Maybelline's Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal 24hr Cream Eyeshadow in Barely Branded retails for $6-7 and after seeing countless, positive reactions to these Color Tattoos, I was intrigued, especially towards this shimmery champagne color. Continue reading for a thorough review or skip to the bottom for a list of pros and cons.

November 08, 2013

Real Techniques, LORAC, Jane, Pür Minerals, Cargo, and theBalm Now In-Stores at Kohl's! | Sightings

I went to Kohl's again and all the new makeup brands (Real Techniques, Lorac, Jane, Pür Minerals, Cargo, theBalm) were stocked and set-up! So excited! To see if your Kohl's has these new brands, you can search on Kohl's website if your store has an item in stock. And if you don't have a Kohl's nearby, you can order the stuff online, because they have some exclusive items.

Real Techniques

LORAC
I was conflicted between the Pro Palette and the Unzipped Pallete, but after swatching them, Unzipped is what I want now! The shadows are more tightly packed so there isn't chunkiness/fallout and the shadows are larger, plus I like all of the colors. ~woo~ There were also a bunch of the "Red Hot" holiday items.

Jane
This was a surprise; I heard Jane was coming to Ulta but I
guess it came to my Kohl's instead (my Kohl's and Ulta
 aren't too far apart though, and my Ulta probably has
 no room for Jane)

Pür Minerals

Cargo

theBalm
After swatching Mary Lou-Manizer, I was impressed. Definitely putting the Mary/Betty-Lou Manizer duo on my wishlist ($29, what a steal considering that one -manizer is $24). I also saw the Balm Voyage palette.

November 07, 2013

Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eyeshadow Singles (Kitten Heel, Latte, Madison Avenue) | Review + Swatches

Kitten Heel - Latte - Madison Avenue

These Color Design eyeshadows by Lancôme retail for $19, and they are not too bad. The shades I have came in the Beauty Collection gift set in Classic. Lancôme claims that these eyeshadows are:
  • Easy to apply
  • Blendable
  • Long-wearing
  • Pigment-packed 
These claims are for the most part true, but I wouldn't say these shadows are worth the $19. Read on for a detailed review or skip to the bottom for a list of pros and cons.