Pokemon Makeup Series | Officer Jenny

A couple days ago I was looking through pictures from Pokemon to come up with an idea for a new look and I stumbled upon Officer Jenny.  Honestly, I wasn’t planning on making a look for her but I saw her color scheme and totally fell in love.  Her outfit is shades of blue and teal with gold accents so I really wanted to incorporate that into an eye look.  I was thinking about pairing this look with a red lip since she always has lipstick on but I didn’t like how it looked so I opted for a more neutral lip color instead. :)

 

Products Used:
Face:
MAC Strobe Cream
Make Up For Ever Face and Body Foundation #34
MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark

Eyes:
NYX HD Eye Primer
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Buck
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Goddess
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Shattered
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Absinthe
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Baked

Cheeks:
MAC MSF in Give Me Sun
MAC Blush in Melba

Lips:
NYX Lip Pencil in Natural
MAC Lipstick in Shy Girl
MAC Clear Lipglass

Urban Decay | Vice Palette

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.

The Colors-

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!

Daytime Neutral Look | Urban Decay Smoked Palette

So this is going to be a new section of my makeup blog, as a way to keep me creative and also to show you guys different makeup looks!  I figured since Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette is going to start showing up in stores soon, I’d play around with the palette and post up some looks that I created.  Today I decided to put together a neutral smokey eye that I think would be great for everyone during the day.  I think I’ll also post up the products I used just in case you guys want to try it out on your own! Eventually I’ll start making videos…maybe.  Haha it’s something that I’ve been contemplating for a while now, but we’ll see! I’m just glad I’m finally going to get these makeup looks out. Please enjoy!

Products Used

Face: 
MAC Strobe Cream
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 6.0
MAC MSF in Medium Dark

Eyes:
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Urban Decay Smoked Palette Shadows used:

  •  Kinky all over the lid
  • Backdoor in the crease
  • Barlust in the outer crease
  • Mushroom on the bottom lash line

Milani Eye Tech Extreme in Blackest Black
Milani Runway Lashes Instant Volume Mascara
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack on the waterline

Cheeks:
MAC MSF in Give Me Sun
MAC Mineralized Blush in Warm Soul

Lips:
Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait

So let me know if this is something you guys want me to keep doing and if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see! I hope everyone has a fantastic week. :)

Urban Decay | Naked Skin Foundation

So I’m probably killing you guys with all these Urban Decay reviews but I swear this is the last one (I think…I’m probably lying though)! Anyway, last week, I got that chance to sample Urban Decay’s new foundation line, Naked Skin.  They’re really going all out with this whole Naked thing, and I love it.  This Urban Decay line is definitely pumping out amazing products, and from the look of it, they’ve got something up their sleeves for lip products next .  Anywho, I am totally loving this foundation, you guys.  I have been on the hunt for a good foundation for quite some time now, ever since my BB cream oxidized on me and turned me into an Oompa Loompa.  That look may work for Snookie, but it’s really not for me..at all.

Alright, let’s get down to business, shall we?  Urban Decay’s Naked Skin  is stated to be a “demi-matte” foundation, so it’s a nice balance between matte and dewy, which is perfect for any season.  Usually during the summer, I try to go for lighter, dewey foundations to get that nice glow but I find myself reaching for this all the time.  I can see myself using this during the winter as well, which sounds amazing for my wallet. 😀 This really is a lightweight foundation but provides good coverage for me.  If you like full coverage for your foundation, you may have to layer this one a little bit but it still does a great job covering those small blemishes.  This foundation is also oil and paraben free, so this is great for people with sensitive skin, too.  What I love love love about this foundation is that it really doesn’t feel like I have anything on.  I get 8 hours of wear with Naked Skin before I have to retouch up with some powder which is great.

There are some other ingredients that Naked Skin contains that are supposed to be amazing for your skin too!

Matrixyl 3000– an anti-wrinkle peptide
Litchiderm– used to brighten and protect the skin from stress and dehydration
Green Tea–soothes skin with anti-oxidants and stimulates collagen production, which gives skin that youthful appearance
Vitamin E–fights free radicals

Woooo that’s a lot of amazing stuff packed into this foundation!

The packaging is super sleek and comes with a built in pump that, from what I can tell, gives you the perfect amount of product.  I’ve run into terrible pumps before that give either way too much product or hardly anything at all–it really is one of my biggest pet peeves.

 

 

As you can see, I got matched with shade 6.0.

I believe there are 18 different shades of foundation with a unique numbering system.  Foundation shades ending in .5 are more cool/neutral toned while shades ending in .0 are more warm/golden toned.

This will be on sale at the end of July for $38.00 on the Urban Decay website as well as Sephora, Ulta, and certain Macy’s.

Naked Skin Foundation in artificial light. MY EYEBROWS LOOK AMAZING HERE.

 

Naked Skin Foundation in natural light.

Yes…I took these pictures on two separate days. And yes…I did get a haircut. 😀

Urban Decay | The Smoked Palette Review

It’s review time for The Smoked Palette!  I’ve had this for about a week now and I seriously cannot get enough of it.  I’m the kind of girl that loves dramatic, dark eyes so I’m pretty sure this palette is going to be at the front of my makeup drawer for a long time.  I’ve swatched the colors for you guys so you can take a look below.  The eyeshadows are super smooth and easy to blend–even Blackout!  I usually have a problem blending out really pigmented black eyeshadows but this one is super buttery and gives me no problems at all.  The packaging is great, and I love it because it zips up and is perfect for travel.  This palette also includes a travel size Primer Potion and a full size 24/7 eyeliner in Perversion, which is the blackest eyeliner pencil I have ever encountered.  I like to use it as a base sometimes when I want that super dramatic eye look.  There is also a little makeup book that comes with this palette that is super detailed and really gives you step-by-step directions to achieve certain looks which is great for beginners.

 

 

Super cute packaging, and a true mirror!  It’s a decent sized mirror that won’t make you look like you’re in a fun house :)

 

 

From left to right: Kinky, Freestyle, Mushroom, Backdoor, Blackout, Barlust

Kinky: A matte white color that is great for highlight or if you want a pop of light in the inner corners of your eyes

Freestyle:  This can also be used as a highlight or all over lid shade.  This is a great base if you’re looking for a neutral, daytime smokey eye.

Mushroom: Probably one of my favorite Urban Decay eyeshadow color, this is a silvery, brownish, taupe color.  It’s another great neutral color and has a satin/shimmery finish without being too loud.

Backdoor:  A matte, medium brown eyeshadow.  I can see myself using this to deepen my crease and to line my lower lash line.  I think I might even use this to fill in my eyebrows as well!

Blackout:  If you’re looking for an intense black eyeshadow, this is it.  I’ve been on the hunt for a super matte black eyeshadow for years and I am so glad that Urban Decay has finally delivered.  This makes dramatic eye looks so much easier for me and I love using this as an eyeliner sometimes as well.

 

 

From left to right: Rockstar, Evidence, Loaded, Asphalt.  I love using these colors to smoke out my eyes to give it a little extra something when I’m going out.

Rockstar: A deep, neutral purpley plum color (sorry for the awkward description).  It’s a satin finish so it blends out easily, but be careful, it can look a little muddy if you blend it out too much.

Evidence: A nice, deep sapphire color.  Also a satin finish, I had to swatch this shade twice to get it to the intensity that I wanted it to be at.

Loaded: I love this eyeshadow because I don’t think I’ve ever run into another eyeshadow that is this shade.  It’s a beautiful hunter green that looks almost grey when you’re in the right light.

Asphalt:  This looks similar to Mushroom but is more of a true grey color.  If you’re looking for a smokey eye that isn’t as dramatic as using black eyeshadow, I would recommend using this shade.

 

And there you have it!  What do you guys think, will you be picking this up?  I believe this palette will begin showing up at Sephora and Ulta near the end of July but it’s already on sale at the Urban Decay website.  I have a feeling these will sell out fast so get yours when you can!

 

Urban Decay | Naked2 Palette Release

Hey everyone! I’m actually posting from school right now because I wanted to let you know that Urban Decay released their new palette from the Naked series today! Touché, Urban Decay. Wow, I rhymed. Anyway they didn’t let the news out today, and is now for sale! So if you loved the first palette or never picked it up go take a look. The first Naked palette was so hard to find when it first came out so I have no doubt that it’ll be the same for this one (seriously it’s only started staying in stock at stores recently).

To be honest the colors look very similar from the first palette so I may hold off on picking this one up right away but it’ll make a great gift for that special makeup junkie in your life! Happy shopping everyone!

You can pick up this bad boy at the Urban Decay website. :)