November 16, 2015

Lorac Mega PRO Palette 2 - Review

I got the Lorac Mega PRO Palette 2 at Ulta for $59 (before tax) and it came with a free mini Lorac Pro Plus Fiber mascara with this at checkout. As far as the higher-end eyeshadow palettes at Ulta go.. I do seem to love Lorac's the best of all because they're just nicely pigmented and soft with nice colors. This is my second eyeshadow palette purchase from Lorac as I also have the Unzipped palette. I do feel the Unzipped palette eyeshadows are actually a bit better quality compared to this palette.
On my eyes I'm wearing Custard, Sugar, Burlap, Gold Leaf, and Black
In this palette I found the lighter off-white shades not really as pigmented as the medium to darker shades, and most all the shades are either a matte or satin finish (which I love) although Black Ivy really seemed to be the only shade that was matte with a slight glitter in it. Keep in mind what I'm calling a "satin" Lorac calls a "shimmer". The shades with a * I felt were probably my favorite shades in this palette, although I do feel this is a really nice palette of natural earth tone shades.

Porcelain - Light matte off-white shade
Bisque - A bright light off-white matte shade with a pink undertone
Sugar - A slightly more muted version of Porcelain and it's a satin
Moonlight - A satin off-white shade with a yellow/white-gold undertone

Custard - An off-white matte nude/skintone shade
Lavender* - A matte pale lavender shade
Chiffon - A matte pale light pink shade
Seashell - Similar to Moonlight but has more of a pink undertone

Tawny - A matte medium orange-tan shade, almost like a matte version of Peony, very pigmented
Purple - A deep matte medium-dark purple shade, very pigmented
Prosecco* - A satin light taupe shade
Peony - A satin peachy/coral shade

Burlap - A matte medium tan shade with a yellow undertone, very pigmented
Sorbet* - A muted matte medium pink-taupe shade, very pigmented
Soft Plum - A muted satin medium purple-taupe shade
Dk. Sienna - A deep brown shade with a satin copper finish, very pigmented

Melon* - A bright medium matte peach shade, very pigmented
Goji* - A deep medium matte muted burgundy shade, very pigmented
Cinnamon - A medium satin tan brown shade with a gold tint
Penny - A medium satin brown shade with almost an olive undertone and bronze finish, very pigmented

Tangerine* - A bright but muted matte medium orange shade, very pigmented
Cabernet - A deep matte muted purple taupe shade, very pigmented
Sand Stone - A medium satin taupe shade with a silver tint, very pigmented
Olivine - Similar to sandstone but lighter with more of a gold tint, very pigmented

Saddle - A medium matte brown taupe shade
Ash - A medium-dark matte gray shade with almost a purple undertone, very pigmented
Gunmetal - A medium satin silver gray shade
Gold Leaf* - A medium-light bright satin yellow gold shade, very pigmented

Forest - A deep muted matte forest green shade, very pigmented
Black - A deep matte slate black shade, very pigmented
Blue Quartz* - A deep satin watery blue shade with a lighter blue tint, very pigmented
Black Ivy - A deep matte black shade slightly darker than the shade Black with silver flecks, very pigmented

Colors I like together... 

Tangerine and Gold Leaf
Blue Quartz and Gunmetal
Forest and Sandstone

September 28, 2015

Five Fave 2015 Fall Makeup Looks

I always try to look for something a bit new and different in terms of new makeup trends, but not to the extremities of it feeling unwearable.
Tom Ford
Tom Ford has my favorite makeup look this fall with an all over terracotta eye-shadow shade, top to bottom mascara, simple natural lips, and naturally full but not overly unruly brows. If you want a bit more unusual look than this for fall than don't be afraid to swap out the black mascara for white.

June 21, 2015

Brows On Fleek

By now you've probably heard of people saying something along the lines of "brows on fleek", this was originally said to be started by Peaches Monroee on June 21st 2014 (marking today as the "fleek" 1 year anniversary) from a viral Vine video in which she randomly thought up the word "fleek". "On fleek" is claimed to be the new version of "On Point" (which is basically said to mean perfected) except "on fleek" is mainly used in reference to eyebrows. A few celebs are already using "fleek" in their music such as Nicki Minaj, B.o.B., and Ariana Grande to name a few. Minaj and Christina Milian also got into an arguement over Milian selling clothing stating "Pretty on Fleek" which is a lyric from Minaj's song "Feeling Myself", however Minaj did not come up with "Fleek" itself so.. yea (give credit where it's really due ladies).

With everyone's brows suddenly becoming "fleek" it has seemed to actually adopt a perfected style of its own (at least from my own point of view). With the "on fleek" style brows they are usually kept clean and sharp, fairly normal to full in size, have a nice perfected arch, are well groomed, and the inner brow tends to fade inward toward the nose. Often I have found the main product used to create these "on fleek" brows is Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade (which currently retails for $18 and is available in 10 different colors). Of course you don't have to use that product to achieve "on fleek" brows.

If you're wondering who does "on fleek" brows best than below you'll find several instagram'ers (in no particular order) whose brows I feel are "on point" for this, and a few of them have YouTube channels which show you just how they do their brows...

mellypatrice (uses Anastasia Beverly Hills).

_jessicaivone (uses Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow, brow wiz, and tinted brow gel).

ssssamanthaa (uses Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow, and/or brow products by Benefit).

sophiecash (uses Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow).

pala_foxxia (uses MAC dipdown fluidline).