Month: June 2012

Brazen Haul (& day 7)

I received my Brazen order finally!  I was hard to wait while the store was closed but oh so worth it!   I purchased more shadows, some blush and of course more glosses.  The Brazen glosses are probably my favorite gloss ever.  They seem to have a great color pay off and yet still moisturize your lips.  I wear Cherry Gummie Glaze to bed and I can still feel it when I wake up.

Shadows:

Millennium

Spectacle

Fleet Street

Oblivion

Music Box

Punk Rock Pixie

Mayhem

Blushes:

Amorous

Frenzy

Heartbreaker

Lip Gloss:

Lascivious

Intoxiphilia

Paint The Town

Risque

Smart Mouth

Powder:

Afterglow

I received the following for my consideration:

Brow Powders in Dita & Jessica

Next to Naked lip balm

My blushes were upgraded from 3g to 10g

The glosses.

Illuminating powder and blushes.

The new brow powders!

As always, if you see anything that you like, you can click my affiliate link banner on my sidebar to go check out the goodies for yourself!

Cargo Oil Free Foundation Review (& day 8!)

Lately I have not been happy with the foundations that I’ve been using for the past five years.   And I think it’s because for the last year I’ve had an inside job  instead of an outside job!   I have alternated between MAC foundation in NC15 and Meow Foundation in Frisky Angora.

I saw a recommendation for this foundation for those of us who have very fair but yellow toned skin.   Typically you can’t find it sunny or yellow enough but this stuff seems to fit the bill.  It’s a little bit on the expensive side at $36 or so but I have really liked it so far.

It’s described on Ulta’s site:  “An oil-free ultra hydrating silky finish foundation by CARGO that offers the versatility of a sheer natural finish or a full coverage. The truly unique and innovative pouch packaging makes it easy to use, hygienic and highly portable!”

The color I got was F20 – sunny, translucent beige (very fair with peach undertone).   I did indeed find the color to be yellow based but also very warm and sunny.    If you are just a *touch* too light for MAC NC15, this would be perfect for you!

I took a photo of just the foundation and Evil Shades Devilista on my lips, there’s nothing else on my face.

And I also wore it here and I’m really liking it.

And here it is in a more dramatic look. It wore well all night!

I do find that this foundation has wear lasting qualities and it keeps looking good through an 8 hour work day AND yoga class.    It’s just sheer enough for daytime wear but it’s easy enough to build up to a more opaque coverage.  Although my skin isn’t oily per se, I like the finish to this foundation.   My skin still looks good and feels good at the end of the day.

The only complaints I have seen about the product is the packaging.   At first it’s a little cumbersome and I did lose a bit of the product at first but once I figured it out, it’s fine and totally worth the hassle.   The packaging *does* make for fabulous portability and ease for travel.

If you’ve got warm yellow but light complexion, you might want to give this line a shot!

New Tick: Tock Swatches (& day 9!)

I got my Tick: Tock order with the new colors and couldn’t wait to swatch them all!  All swatches done over Detrivore primer and photographed under a bright light with no flash.

FOTD with Uroboros and It’s Only Forever (& day 10!)

I wanted to use a couple of my new Tick: Tock colors!

Face:  Smashbox Photo Finish primer and Cargo oil free foundation in 20.  It’s described as a light sunny yellow.  Perfect for us hotties with very pale but yellow or golden toned skin.  Evil Shades matte powder.  MAC NC15 concealer with Smashbox Photo Op Undereye brightner.

Cheeks:  Meow blush in Frozen Grapefruit

Lips:  Too Faced Borderline then MAC Pro Longwear in In Anticipation with Evil Shades FOAD on top.

Eyes:  MAC Untitled and Tick: Tock Infinity Base in Milky Way.   Tick: Tock It’s Only Forever on lid and inner lower lid with Uroboros in couter V and  into crease.  Geek Chic Sexy In Suspenders on brow bone and inner corner.  Brazen’s Scorching just under brow to highlight Arch.    Physician’s Formula black eyeliner on upper lid and waterline of lower lid.   Brazen’s Odette patted on top of pencil liner then sealed with Cargo’s Glitter Top Coat.   One coat of black mascara.

Geek Chic Cosmetics Swatches (& day 11!)

I received my very first  Geek Chic Cosmetics order and couldn’t wait to swatch them.  They are *gorgeous*!   Sexy In Suspenders will become a new favorite I’m sure.

All colors swatched over Detrivore primer and photographed under a bright light with no flash.

 

Brazen Grab Bag Sale!

To celebrate their reopening, Brazen is offering some really cool summer grab bags filled with limited edition colors that aren’t currently available on their site.   Some are colors that were available, some are colors that will be available and some are one offs.    Take a chance, these *will* sell out fast!   As always, you can click on the Brazen banner in my sidebar (affiliate link) and go peruse all the goodies.

ALSO in super duper exciting Brazen news….have you seen the new brow powders?   Redheads rejoice!   There are several different colors of red to choose for the perfect match.  Named after kick ass ladies these are gorgeous.  I’ve got some previews coming in the mail so I’ll be sure to feature them and show ya’ll the goodies.

What shade are you?

Meow Carnival FOTD (& day 12!)

Face:  MAC primer, concealer and foundation in NC15.   Brazen’s Fierce & Flawless as finishing powder.

Cheeks:  Meow’s Frozen Grapefruit

Lips:  Nude liner with Brazen’s Burlesque lip gloss.

Eyes:  MAC Untitled with Tick: Tock Infinity base in Milky Way.  Meow’s Carni on lid and inner lower lid with Midnight Madness on outer V.   Brazen’s Immaculate on lid up to brow and Scorching just under brow and on inner corner.  No liner and one coat of black mascara.

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