It’s that time of the year! Urban Decay is having their Friends and Family sale, which means 20% off EVERYTHING! That’s right, EVERYTHING! Woooo time to get that Vice Palette that I’ve been debating about! Anywho, this sale runs from today until Saturday so make sure you check it out and start holiday shopping. Or just do what I did and buy something for yourself! Make sure you use the code FFHOLIDAY2012 during checkout to get the discount.Share on Facebook
M∙A∙C Marilyn Monroe, a colour collection that channels the legend’s lustre and sex appeal in shades and formulas meticulously Marilyn. Lipsticks in rapturous reds, gleaming Dazzleglass, a dramatic 35 Lash, False Lashes Extreme Black and Eye Shadows in shimmering metallic and diamond tones provide silver-screen allure. The finishing touch: Nail Lacquers destined to be a girl’s best friend and Beauty Powder to evoke that flawless Forever Marilyn.
- How to Marry- Soft white
- Preferred Blonde- Pale champagne beige
- Silver Screen- True silver
- Showgirl- Dark blue grey
- Legendary -Pale soft coral (Satin)
- The Perfect Cheek -Neutral pink beige (Matte)
- Forever Marilyn- Sheer pale peach highlighter
- Pure Zen- Frosted warm nude (Cremesheen)
- Scarlet Ibis- Bright orange red (Matte)
- Love Goddess -Mid-tone pink red (Satin)
- Charmed I’m Sure -Dark true red (Matte)
- Deeply Adored- Deep scarlet (Matte)
- Phiff! -Sheer yellow peach (Frost)
- Little Rock- Soft sheer white with pearl (Frost)
False Lashes Mascara–$20.00
- Extreme Black Black
- Clear Clear
- Fascinating- Intense matte white
- Smolder- Intense black
- Rapidblack- True black
Penultimate Brow Marker–$18.50
- 35 Lash
- Rich, Rich, Rich -Glittery gold (Pearl)
- Vintage Vamp -Rich deep retro wine (Cream)
- Stage Red- Dark berry red (Cream)
- Flaming Rose -True red (Cream)
- Kid Orange -Coral (Cream)
Dangit Urban Decay, just when I think I’m in the clear, they do this and come out with a new palette. A new, super pretty, limited edition palette with 20 new colors in their new formulation. Which means I’m totally lusting after it. ;___;
Urban Decay launches the Vice Palette for fall—an insanely gorgeous new palette that’s ALL about eyeshadow. All twenty new shades (yes, twenty!) were created exclusively for the palette—you’ve never seen these colors before because they are BRAND-freaking new…and you can’t find them anywhere else. With a range of mattes, shimmers, satins, neutrals and brights, there’s something for everyone. Limited Edition.
From our makeup artist team to our makeup-obsessed staff, everybody’s flipping out over Junkie, a shimmery green; Black Market, a jet black-satin; Blitz, a breathtaking gold; and Chaos, a bright blue matte, a shade that Wende calls “…totally amazing. And there’s a velvety smoothness and depth of color that are never-before-seen qualities in a color-rich matte.”
It all comes housed in a sleek purple soft-touch case topped with a sparkling jeweled UD icon. The sophisticated case boasts a large mirror and a double-ended Good Karma Shadow and Crease Brush (a current customer favorite)! We even borrowed motion-control technology from the automotive industry–with the push of a button, the slow-opening lid dramatically unveils all 20 shades, seducing the eye with anticipation.
Every eyeshadow contains Urban Decay’s brand new Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability.
Desperation- Taupe brown with satin finish
Muse- Deep sepia brown with multi-dimensoinal sparkle finish
Jagged- Metallic black gold with shimmer finish
Blitz- Metallic yellow gold with shimmer finish
Penny Lane- Metallic peachy bronze pearl with golden shimmer finish
Junkie- Dark green/blue pearl with golden shimmer
Chaos- Bright blue matte
Occupy- Metallic steel grey with multidimensional sparkle and shimmer finish
Unhinged- Metallic electric turquoise with shimmer finish
Black Market- Jet black satin
Provocateur- Light metallic mauve with multi-dimensional sparkle and shimmer finish
Rapture- Dark greyish purple with multi-dimensional shimmer finish
Vice- Deep eggplant purple with shimmer finish
Noise- Electric punch pink with gold sparkle and shimmer finish
Armor- Metallic dove grey with silver micro-glitter shimmer finish
Nevermind- Metallic cork with shimmer finish
Echo Beach- Pale wheat with shimmer finish
Anonymous- Opaque almond with matte finish
Free Bird- Pink champagne with silver micro-sparkle shimmer finish
Laced- Opaque pinky taupe with matte finish
*A double-ended shadow and crease brush is also included in this palette.
This palette will be available on the Urban Decay website on September 15th and in stores at Ulta, Sephora, and Macy’s on September 27th. HOWEVER! If you happen to be at the Times Square Sephora this afternoon, they are having an early release event where you can pick one of these up. LUCKY LUCKY PEOPLE IN NEW YORK!Share on Facebook
MAC is releasing another fall collection in stores this Thursday called Office Hours. All of these products are part of their Pro Longwear collection, which boasts hours and hours of wear without any fading.
She’s a glamorous go-getter with a real head for business and beauty who loves M·A·C Pro Longwear — advanced products that set the standard for enduring colour. With a base of SPF 10 Foundation and Concealer, Pro Longwear Blush lasts for eight hours with a weightless, bright natural finish. Creamy-smooth Pro Longwear Eye Shadow in new soft and dramatic colours brings superior depth and dimension, and Pro Longwear Lipglass shines from Persistent Peach to Everlasting Nude.
Pro Longwear Blush —$23.50 U.S.
- Stay By Me –Light peach coral
- Baby Don’t Go –Light cool beige
- Rosy Outlook –Light yellow pink
- Stay Pretty –Light bright blue pink
- Blush All Day –Light dirty rose beige
- Whole Lotta Love –Light blue pink
- Eternal Sun –Warm brown
- Stubborn –Mid-tone rose plum
Pro Longwear Lipglass —$19.50
- Everlasting Nude –Mid-tone warm nude; cream
- Patience Please –Light pink-blue; cream
- Long Love Love –Light cool pink; cream
- Next Fad –Mid-tone cool pink; frost
- Persistent Peach –Light warm peach; cream
- Boundlessly Beige –Light warm beige with pearl; frost
- Driven by Love –Red-blue with slight pearl; cream
- Forever Rose –Mid-tone neutral rose; cream
Pro Longwear Eyeshadow —$21.00 U.S.
- Ever Ivory –Pale ivory
- Bloom On –Light burnt rose
- Always Sunny –Light yellow brown
- Uninterrupted –Dark camel
- Endless Passion –Mid-tone rose
- More Amour –Mid-tone red
- Mauveless –Dark dirty mauve
- Fashion Fix –Dark cool slate grey
- Linger Softly –Light frosted grey blue
At the start of this semester, one of my friends, Allison, asked me to write a blog post for CSULB’s Daily 49er in regards to fall makeup trends. I was sososo honored to be able to have the opportunity and you guys can view it here if you’d like! I also decided to post it on my blog because I know not everyone goes to Long Beach and I wanted to be able to share this with you as well. Are there any other trends that you are excited to see and try for yourself? Let me know! And thanks again to the 49er for letting me be a guest writer on their blog.
Smoky Brown Eyes
Brown is definitely the new black this fall. A smoky brown eye is the perfect look for day or night this fall and is flattering for all skin tones and eye colors. What I love about using browns is that you can create a quick and simple look using one or two colors or a super elaborate eye look for when you want to feel super fabulous.
Naked palette 1 and 2
NYX Nude on Nude Palette
Red lips are back in again this fall! Ranging form matte to glossy, bright to deep, all shades of red have been seen on the runway. Since we’re on campus for a good portion of the day, I know that retouching up can be annoying so I suggest using a pigmented lip gloss/lipstick hybrid like the Revlon Lip Butters. The wear on this product lasts for a few hours but it’s so easy to apply that you can touch up quickly between classes. For those who want to splurge a little bit, I’d consider Make Up Forever’s new lip product, Aqua Rouge. This is a lip stain/ lip gloss combo and the color really lasts all day. All you have to touch up is the gloss when it starts to wear off. I’ve had many women tell me that they don’t think they can pull off red lipstick, but the truth is that everyone can! It’s all about finding the right shade for your skin tone. Cooler skin tones should look for a blue-based red color while warmer tones should go for a more neutral or orange-based red tone.
MAC Viva Glam 1
MUFE Aqua Rouge # 9
Revlon Lip butter in Candy Apple
Don’t put away your summer foundations just yet! The “super natural but of course I still have makeup on” look is pushing past summer and into the fall so hold off on splurging on that new foundation for just a little while longer. If you do have a heavier wearing foundation, I suggest mixing it with your moisturizer to get a lighter, dewy application that will keep you looking amazing through this semester.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish
I am a firm believer that most people, if not all, need to fill in their eyebrows. Eyebrows frame your face and can really change how you look. Fuller eyebrows make a face look younger while more defined eyebrows can give you an image of maturity. I’ll be honest, my eyebrows take up a good portion of the time it takes me to get ready I the morning. First I outline, and then fill and then conceal and…well, you get the picture, right? I wouldn’t do it if it weren’t necessary though. Here’s a quick tip to determine the right color to fill your eyebrows in—if you have light hair, I would suggest going three shades darker than your hair color for your eyebrows. If you have dark hair, then three shades lighter. See, not too difficult right? Another quick tip; less is more. It’s always easier to add more product than it is to take away. Defined eyebrows are in, but we’re not going for eyebrows that look like they’re tattooed.
MAC Brow Pencils
L’oreal Brow Fantasy
E.L.F Studio Brow Kit
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo
Color Blocking has been such a big trend in clothing for the past few seasons and now it’s made its way into makeup. Color blocking nails and makeup are showing up everywhere and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up any time soon. This is a really fun way to play with colors that you never thought you’d be able to put together before. The trick is to focus on just one part of your face instead of all. For example, if you want to focus on the eyes, make sure your lips and cheeks are a little more subdued. This is the time to play with those colors you never thought you’d ever wear!
BH Cosmetics 88 Palettes
Urban Decay Eye shadows
NYX Eye Shadows
And there you have it!! I know I know, I’ve already used these photos before but I thought these were good representations of each trend this coming season. AND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE FROM THE UPCOMING POKEMON MAKEUP SERIES!
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Wooooo so once again Crown Brush is doing amazing things for the upcoming holiday and their palettes are going to be 40% off and brushes 30% off for this weekend! I’ve raved and raved about this company before and wanted to get the word out to you guys! Their brushes are great quality and I’ve got a ton of them both in my own personal set and in my kit as well. Pick some up while they’re on sale!Share on Facebook
In celebration of reaching 50,000 likes on Facebook, Bdellium Tools is having a 24% off sale when you buy two or more of their products. All you have to do is enter the coupon code LUVBDT24 during checkout and the discount will be applied. I will be posting a review on their brushes soon but I am soooo in love with them and am probably going to buy some more during this sale. If you’re in need of some quality brushes at an amazing price, I suggest you take a look at their site. Plus, they’re cruelty free, all vegan, and eco-friendly!Share on Facebook
Recently, I’ve been looking into more cruelty free makeup brands and am pleasantly surprised with how many makeup brands out there make it a point to make vegan and animal friendly products. I stumbled upon Furless Cosmetics through Facebook a few weeks ago and have been totally intrigued with their company. They are an Australian based company who strive to be a cruelty free and vegan brand. All of their brushes are synthetic and they even have a whole list of reasons why you synthetic brushes are amazing.
Taken from Furless.com.au:
Why Choose Furless Makeup Brushes?
- Synthetic bristles don’t need to be sterilised like animal hair does, making our brushes more hygienic and hypoallergenic!
- Synthetic brushes don’t dry out like animal fur does!
- Because Furless brushes don’t dry out, they don’t become coarse and scratchy like animal fur does!
- Furless brushes last FAR longer than animal fur!
- Synthetic fibres are FAR softer than animal fur!
- Due to advancements in technology, the bristles in our Furless brushes have been crimped to mimic animal hair, to pickup and hold powders like fur does. The argument that synthetic hair does not hold powder is no longer valid!
- There is no need for animal involvement whatsoever!
- All our products are 100% vegan and Halal friendly!
From now until August 1st, Inglot is having a sale on their single pressed eyeshadows. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that I am obsessed with Inglot’s eyeshadows and their Freedom System. This is a great way to try out a few of their eyeshadows without having to commit to those 10 or 20 palettes. This sale is only happening in their stores but don’t worry if you’re not near one. Just call up one of the stores and place a phone order and the discount should still apply. Each single eyeshadow usually retails for $12.00 but with their sale right now, you’ll only be paying $7.20! That is totally a steal for the quality of these eyeshadows. If I had to choose one brand of eyeshadow to use for the rest of my life, I’m pretty sure it would have to be Inglot. They have such a wide array of shades and finishes that there’s something for everyone. Let me know if you pick anything up!Share on Facebook
So Ulta just emailed me right now, letting me know that there will be a friends and family sale going on until the 21st of July. That’s only two days but hey, it’s 15-20% depending on if you’re a rewards member or not! What’s even better is that if become a member within the next two days this discount will apply to you! I’ve been seeing a ton of new products coming out for fall so this might be the perfect time to start stocking up on all those pretty pretty jewel tones and deep colors. Is there anything that’s got your interest?Share on Facebook