I have stopped buying makeup brushes for the time being because I figured with every money I spend on some set that has that new specially designed brush, I could be saving the $$$ on a set that actually retains its quality and integrity. I am talking about synthetic brushes!
If you thought Anastasia was just all about neutral eyeshadows and brows, well think again. Not only is Anastasia a brow and cosmetic guru, she is now a hair guru! Lauching exclusively at ULTA stores on Dec. 26th, 2012 (perfect timing for the New Year's Eve soirées) and sold there exclusively for the first few months are the fun and funky Hypercolor Hair Powders!
I get weird cravings for makeup. During the spring/summer months I want bright
shimmery/metallic colors. I guess I just want to look as pretty as the
hummingbirds flying around. During the fall winter, I crave for
neutrals and I craved for a taupe. I decided upon Illamasqua Heroine (£15.50 - $20USD), a nice neutral taupe.
Many of you subscribe to those monthly subscription boxes and maybe many of you aren't happy with the products you received because they aren't exactly catered to your tastes. Or you just aren't happy with the minimal amount of makeup products received. Well, if you are more of a makeup lover than anything else, here is a great monthly subscription box that will not disappoint.
Recently, Make Up For Ever revamped one of my holy grail products, the eyebrow gel in the squeeze tube by adding the name Aqua Brow to go with the already expanding product line of "Aqua" products. With the Sephora VIB gift card and the fact I was running low on this product after several years, I decided to buy the renamed version.
Silky smooth, wearable, and high quality is what you can expect from Manna Kadar's Plum Crazy eyeshadow palette. Retailing for $45 and housed in a sturdy mirrored compact, this palette contains five very wearable colors for many skin tones.
If you are one who likes surprises and likes makeup more than skin care products then Starlooks could be for you. Starlooks not only offers their own line of cosmetics, they also offer a monthly subscription Starbox for a low monthly fee of $15 plus $1.98 shipping. (For international customers, it will be higher.) Each month a box will contain 3-4 FULL SIZE makeup products for you to enjoy. I recently started subscribing to this and this is what I got. Is it worth it?
I thank each and every one of you who entered the Smashbox Giveaway. I truly wish I had enough to give everyone who entered one and maybe someday if I win the lottery I can. However, I have not won any lottery and therefore can only have one winner.
The holidays can make one's head spin from just making decisions and keeping within a budget. Here are two sites that can help in those decisions for the makeup addict. Prestige Cosmetics and LWT Custom Cosmetics.
Three Custom Color Specialists are having a 40% off sale on gift sets from now until December 14th. You can check it out here. All the products in the set are full size and not to mention professional quality. Also, if you spend $100 or more you get all 12 lipliners free. (Did a post on them here.) The lipliners are full size! This is a $198 value alone! This offer is valid until December 31st. Happy Shopping!
Makeup artistry is a trade that fascinates me especially the SFX or special effects area. Becoming one of those artist not only takes great talent; it also takes patience and major attention to detail. Those alone can make a great artist but to be admired by one's own peers is an accomplishment well beyond the usual bits of artistry and latex. The admiration usually results from the harmonious effect of the artist, actor, character, and makeup. This is the zen moment in SFX artistry and an artist who has this gift is Kazuhiro Tsuji.
Maybe, you have someone on your list who is into natural products but you don't have a clue what to give that person. Well, don't fret because Soap Hope can help you avoid the holiday frenzy while your purchases help empower women.
I know many of you are taupe addicts. I am one also. The taupes I am addicted to are the matte or satin matte textures. I am always looking for that taupe that can work on my mature skin without making me look washed out and dead.