Sunday, March 31, 2013

Quick & Easy Make Up for Glasses [look]

TPTB decided to gift me with nearsightedness, therefore I have been a proud glass wearer since I was 10. In the last few years I started to favor contact lenses over glasses, but some days I don't feel like going through the hassle with my lenses and this is one of my favorite make up for the day I decide to wear my glasses!

- Mac Eye Shadow in Brulè and Omega
- Mac Rich Ground gel liner
- Kiko Super Color Mascara in 04

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Day 88. Make Up For Ever Lip Line Perfector [review]

I am always exasperated about my lips, very much as I am exasperated by my eyebrows. My lips are kind of thin and shapeless, undefined. I am very careful to use a liner with my lipstick, because otherwise I look I smudged my lipstick.

A colorful lipliner though defines the lips a bit too strongly in my opinion, no matter how close in color is to the actual lipstick. Ant it also looks a bit too '80s for me.

So I searched long and hard for a solution, and I found it in the product I am reviewing today: the MUFE Lip Line Perfector.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Day 86. Kiko Nail Lacquer in 389 [review & swatches]

Kiko is having a giveaway on their falion fans on their facebook: you have to like the Kiko facebook page and register on the 1 million fans app. Once you do you get a coupon to get a nail polish for free. I did this two days ago and popped at one of the stores in my town and picked up the nail lacquer in 389.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Day 85. Simple navy-toned day look: UD Binge + Mac Bare Study

These days I am pretty busy and in a rush in the morning, so I don't have time to do my make up as I usually do. Still, I want to wear some make up. This was the result for today!

- Mac Bare Study Paint Pot (review here)
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Binge (review here)
- Pupa Color Pop mascara in 09

more pictures and explanation after the jump!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Day 83. Mac Cranberry + Mac Bare Study [look]

Today post is dedicated to a look I did with a Mac eyeshadow in cranberry and the Bare Study paint pot, also from mac.

- Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study
- Mac Eye Shadow in Cranberry and Cork
- Make Up For Ever Aqua Black gel liner
- Pupa Color Pop mascara in 05

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Day 81. theBalm HotMama! Blush [review & swatches]

One of the blushes I reach for more frequently is definitely Hot Mama! from theBalm. It's one of my favorites, and if you browse my "look" tag, you'll see I mention it often.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Day 79. Where to shop for make up and skin care products in Italy [5]

This is one of my post for the "Where to shop for make up and skin care products" series.

Picture by eqphotolog

One of places you can shop for make up and skin care in Italy are brand-owned stand alone stores.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Day 78. Boots Natural Fan False Lashes [Review & Look]

I am false lash enthusiast, even though I am not proficient at applying them. One of the problem I have is that the lashes, no matter how many "knots" I cut off, always seem to catch on my lid and thus annoying me for the rest of the time I have them on.
My friend G. gave me these lashes as a present a few months ago and I finally got around to try them!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Day 77. My experience at the Dermalogica counter

Just a month ago I was traveling back home from London. My sister B., my friend S. and I flew back home from Gatwick airport, which is completely duty free and has amazing brands and stores.

While I was waiting for my flight I stopped by the new Dermalogica counter because I wanted to pick up the famed Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant and see if they had any day cream since I had just finished my Dr. Hauschka treatment.

Stopping at the Dermalogica counter was a very good decision on my part and revealed to be a fantastic consumer experience!

Keep reading to find out more!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Day 75. Sleek Showstoppers and Lagoon palettes in action [look]

My sister B. asked me to do her make up today, so I did a eye-focused look using a few shades from the SleekMakeUP iDivine Showstoppers palette and the iDivine Lagoon palette I reviewed yesterday and the day before that.

B. is not overly fond of colorful makeup so I tried to keep this into account when I was doing her makeup.

- Sunset from the Sleek Showstoppers palette
- Sand Dollar and Sea Shell from the Sleek Lagoon Palette
- Mac Gesso Eyeshadow
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar
- Kiko Super Color Mascara in 04

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Day 74. Sleek MakeUp iDivine Showstoppers LE palette [review & swatches]

As I said yesterday, I had my sister pick up two Sleek Make Up palettes from Sephora. Yesterday I reviewed the iDivine Lagoon palette from the Aqua collection. Today I am reviewing the second one, the Showstoppers palette.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Day 73. Sleek MakeUp iDivine Lagoon LE palette [review & swatches]

Today my friend S. called me and told me that our local Sephora store was stocking two new Sleek MakeUp palette, so I had my sister drop by the store and pick them up for me. The first palette I am reviewing is the iDivine Limited Edition Lagoon palette from the Aqua Collection.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Day 72. Urban Decay Naked Basics palette [review & swatches]

A couple of days ago, during moment of weakness and enabled by my friend C., I bought the Urban Decay Naked Basics. I am a Urban Decay fan, truly, and I had resisted the temptation this palette posed for a long while. But now it's in my grubby little hands and I am so so happy, even though someone (my friend G., cough cough) may say I am biased and the palette is not very convincing, I find myself adoring it.
Without further ado, here's my review!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Day 71. Neutral look with Maybelline Pink Gold Color Tattoo and Mac Cork Eyeshadow

Quick post today with a neutral day look I did using my Maybelline Pink Gold Color Tattoo (review here) and Mac Cork eyeshadow.

First, I primed my eyelids using Urban Decay Primer Potion. Using a blending brush I applied Mac Cork in and over the crease of my eyes, blending toward my brow bone. On my lid, I patted one layer of Maybelline Pink Gold color Tattoo, just to give a bit of brightness to my eyes.
I lined my upper lash line with my MUFE Aqua Black gel liner, using my #760 Bdellium liner brush. I also pressed into my lower lash line a little bit liner. I curled my lashes and applied my Maybelline Feather Look Volum Express mascara. Done!
I paired this eye look with Mac Plumful on my lips and a bit of my Artdeco blush, to keep everything very natural.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Day 69. Sleek Make Up iDivine Storm palette [Review & Swatches]

Today is all about one of my favorite palette from SleekMakeUp: the iDivine Storm Palette.

Keep reading for swatches and more information!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Day 68. Bdellium Green Bambu Smoky Eyes 5pc. Brush Set [Reviews & dupes]

My crazy, crazy friends C., G., G. & S. got me a Bdellium Tools 5 pieces brush set from the Green Bambu series for my birthday!

I am very excited to review these brushes as this is my first experience with Bdellium and I have to say that it's been good so far!

Bdellium Green Bambu Smoky Eyes 5pc. Brush Set

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Day 67. Le Volume De Chanel Mascara [Review]

Elle Italia had a 3gr sample of the La Volume De Chanel Mascara in the last issue so I grabbed the magazine at the end of February and I have been testing Le Volume de Chanel since then.

Review and pictures after the jump!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Day 66. Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush [review]

Hi, my name is E., and I am a brush-aholic.
This is the first brush review (of many). I own a deplorable number of make up brushes and I am always buying new ones, as I have a brush fetish or addiction.

Today I am reviewing the Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Day 63. Rimmel Apocalips Stellar Lip Lacquer [Review & Swatches]

Today review is all for the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer (or Laque à Lèvres) in Stellar, which was one of the purchase from my London Haul.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Day 62. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Light in Purple/Liquid Light

Today I'm reviewing the Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24H Cream Gel Shadow (otherwise known simply as Color Tattoo) in Light in Purple/Liquid Light.
I think the official name of this shade is Light in Purple (it's what it is on the product) but I have seen it called Liquid Light in some stores.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Day 61. Mac Paint Pots [Review & swatches]

Today I am going to review several of the famed Mac Paint Pots. My friend C. and I pooled our resources for this post: some of the paint pots you'll see are hers and she also helped me taking the pictures for today. So, thank you C. for your help! 

The Mac Paint Pots reviewed in this post are: Painterly, Soft Ochre, Bare Study, Rubenesque, Indianwood, Quite Natural and Constructivist. 

Mac Paint Pots: (from the left) Painterly, Soft Ochre, Bare Study,
Rubenesque, Indianwood, Quite Natural and Constructivist

Friday, March 1, 2013

Day 59. Guest post: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner [Review & Swatches]

[Guest Post today from my friend S.!]

A few days ago I was talking with my friend E. about our recent trip to London and all the amazing things we purchased there…among which my new beloved “Absolute black” gel eyeliner from Maybelline. She asked me to write a guest post on her blog, so here I am :)

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