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Hi everyone, today I decided to create a two shadow makeup look. It’s rather simple, easy to recreate, and for anyone who is in a rush or a beginner! I used the new Urban Decay Naked Heat palette since it’s one of the only palettes I’ve been using lately. I’ll be listing all products used for my full glam face below. Hope you enjoy and until next time, peace out! Read more…
Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in Love Affair
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-544
Items in this months’s Sephora Play Box are the following:
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-544
Clean Reserve Warm Cotton Perfume
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Lancôme Énergie De Vie Smoothing & Glowing Liquid Moisturizer
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in Love Affair
The only item from this box that I have previously sampled is the Urban Decay Perversion mascara. The mascara wand is really fluffy and comes out of the tube with a lot of product. I felt that the formula was wet and would cause a bit of clumping on my lashes. In addition, the huge con about this mascara was that the stopper inside the tube would never stop excess product from coming out of the tube. Every single time I would take the wand out and put it back in a lot of product would accumulate on the rim. Basically I was losing lots of mascara and I always had to wipe off the tube’s rim so that I wouldn’t get mascara on my hands. I’m not sure if the full size of this mascara does the same thing, hopefully not, but this alone would make me not want to use the mascara even though the end result on my lashes was pretty decent. I didn’t experience any smudging or flaking so at least that’s on the plus side.
After swatching the Sephora eyeliner on my hand, I noticed that the product set rather quickly and after when I tried to smudge it the liner would not budge. It seems this eyeliner might actually be waterproof and last a long time! I wish they would’ve sent a different color than Love Affair since it seems most subscription boxes tend to lean towards purple eyeliners. I would’ve much more preferred a color like yellow, a color we don’t normally gravitate to.
I’m excited to try the Make Up For Ever eyeshadow since I’ve read excellent reviews about them; however, I don’t feel quite as thrilled for the rest of the items. I’m definitely going to give the Algenist eye cream a try since I’ve been thinking about getting a good eye cream to help keep my under eye hydrated and prevent aging in the future. There were two variations of this box, one included the Lancôme moisturizer meanwhile the other contained the Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Eye Lifting Balm. Neither of these products appealed to me so I might be passing along the moisturizer especially since I just found my holy grail night time moisturizer, the Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation.
Eyelook products used:
-Lid: L’oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in 337 Endless Sea & in the center NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Turquoise.
-Inner corner: Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Bella Sand
-Outer corner: Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow trio in Beyond Redemption
-Lower Lashline: Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner in Indigo
-Upper Lash Mascara: Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara
-Lower Lash Mascara: NYX Color Mascara in Mint Julep
For Christmas Eve I wanted my eyes to be the focus of the look so I went with a green smokey eye using the following products:
Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat
Lorac Pro Palette 2
Charcoal and Cool Gray in the crease
Lt. Brown in the upper crease
Buff for the browbone highlight
Jade on the lid
Black for the outer corner
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Black as a base for the lid
Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigment in Peacock on the lid over Jade
Urban Decay 24/7 Water Proof Liquid Eyeliner
Covergirl Clump Clusher
Mini review of the products:
–Laura Mercier base performed well leaving no trace of creasing
–Ardency Inn Enriched Pigment in Peacock is stunning! At the end of the night, I just kept looking at how gorgeous this color was on the lid. It’s beautiful, long wearing, and highly pigmented. I will soon do a separate post about this product with swatches.
–Urban Decay 24/7 Water Proof Liquid Eyeliner started out as a good liner with an easy brush to make thin lines. After a few months of use, the eyeliner isn’t nearly as dark as it used to be and the container itself has become extremely messy. The liquid dries up all over the top of the opening leaving clumps and makes it hard to close. Since there’s clumps you tend to get your hands full of eyeliner when you try to close the container. The eyeliner is definitely not waterproof and can be smudged off. After a while the eyeliner starts to flake off and it’s just horrible. One of the worst liquid liners I have ever used in my life. Would not recommend.
–Lorac Pro Palette 2 is a blessing in disguise. It is a great palette with a great amount of mattes, shimmers, and a few pops of colors. This palette is more on the cool toned side but still great regardless. The shadows are buttery, easy to blend & build up, and the shadows are all opaque.
–Covergirl Clump Crusher is a decent mascara. It does lengthen my lashes but I don’t see that much volume compared to other mascaras I’ve tried. Not sure if I’ll be repurchasing after this one runs out.
–Rimmel Kajal Pencil is a good opaque eyeliner. The formula glides easily on the skin but I’ve noticed that it tends to smear quickly on the lower lash line.
Since these pictures were taken towards the end of the night, most of my blush and bronzer barely showing up because they had mostly faded. I wanted to keep the lips fairly neutral so I used a Color Sensational Lipliner by Maybelline in the shade Toast. I am in LOVE with this lipliner. I absolutely love the color and I see myself wearing this liner at all times.
Hope you enjoyed this look! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. Peace to the outt!