Showing posts with label Eyeliner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eyeliner. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Milani Bedazzled Fall 2014 Collection Swatches and Mini Review

(**Press Samples**)
Haaay! Before I get into the makeup babble; I want to say THANKS! Thanks to everyone for the lovely comment on my post yesterday. You guys are too kind, and your words mean a lot to me.

And now, let's chat about the Milani Bedazzled Collection for Fall 2014. This was a limited release by Milani which consists of jewel-toned themed eye, lip and nail products. The official release was back in October, so I feel like a tool for posting these now... but.... PRETTY MAKEUP PICTURES YAY!

Milani Constellation Gel Liners 
Black Opal- super shimmery graphite gel liner.
Enchanted Lapis- rich, shimmering navy blue gel liner
Enchanted Emerald- deep forest green shimmering gel liner.

These suckers look beautiful in the pan. Once applied they are not quite as shimmery as they are in the pan. I've not had many chances to actually wear these. I will say I was a bit disappointed when my arm swatches would not "set". I was able to smudge these up pretty good after a good while of waiting to see if they would "dry".  So... I'm not sure how to feel about these. They are beautiful to look at... But I'm not sure how well they will work in their actual application.

Milani Lip Art Lipsticks
This release also included Three new matte lippie colors.
Enchanted Ruby- a most magnificent shade of deep, matte ruby red.
Enchanted Topaz- a wonderful balanced neutral matte shade. In my photo it comes off more peachy, IRL it was much more beige and neutral.

These feel amazing on the lips, even though they are mattes. Enchanted Ruby has quickly become my go-to color this Fall season.

Milani Color Statement Nail Polish in Enchanted Garnet- How stoked am I to have a beautiful nail color to match my birth stone?! This shade is a deep plummy-maroon with a rich micro shimmer which catches the light beautifully. This shade feels so luxurious, and looks amazing on every skin tone! Shown are two easy coats. 

I do sooo love the theme behind these. I've always been a sucker for rich, jewel-toned cosmetics. Were you able to snag any goodies from this release?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

LTHP Quickies! Jordana 12 Hr. Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencils & Bold Liquid Felt Tip Liner

(**Press samples**)
Happy Tuesday! 

 This past weekend was pretty quiet for the husband and I. I was not doing too great and had to take it easy. Yesterday was not good either... Then, there was a not- so- nice comment in my inbox this morning... It not- so- kindly requested that I post something... "Post something already, I know you are depressed but c'mon".... Something along those lines.... How sweet, right?
  I don't even know how to follow up to this comment. Let's just say it's not OK to talk to anyone this way. That is all. I am fairly transparent with you guys about my health struggles because this blog originated as a result of these very struggles. Every now and then these issues will rise up and get in the way of my ability to produce content. This is out of my control, and I know a lot of you are very understanding of this matter. Sometimes, no matter how badly I want to post, swatch or do nail art.. I just don't feel well enough to do so. This has nothing to do with my depression or mental state. This is a physical thing, my body is not running at 100%. I do as much as I can, when I can. I don't think I should even have to explain this... Oh wait, I don't. But, I won't lie... It was hurtful to see such a comment. Behind all these pretty pictures of nails, and behind every single word; there is a person. A real human being with real human feelings... and they can get hurt too. 
  Right... the #31DC2013... I still have not decided if I will continue on with it. There is A LOT going on in my "real life" right now. The husband and I are doing a BIG MOVE in a few short weeks so there are a lot of preparations that have to take place. In hindsight, it was not a good idea for me to join in the challenge, but I might still take on the prompts in my own time. 
 I have SO MUCH product I want to/need to go through. I really don't want the blog to go dead during the time it will take us to move and settle in, so I have to swatch a lot and draft like a crazy lady. There is just an insane amount of work I have to get done in a tight time frame. We are very, very excited about this move though. It is something we have been wanting to do for a very long time.  

 So, now that we are kinda caught up... You guys, seriously, Jordana is KILLIN' IT right now with all their new releases. This post will focus on their new 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Pencil eyeliners and their new Bold Liquid felt tip eyeliner. These new Jordana products will be available at Walgreens stores as well as online. This new range of Six new eyeliners will retail for $2.49 each. I am so madly in love with these pencils. 
Jordana 12 Hr. Made to Last Liquid Liner Pencil photo DSCN8673_zps873f5962.jpg
 They have done a classic, creamy matte Brown and Black, along with Four shimmery, metallic shades. These all have such creamy and highly pigmented formulations. They glide with easy and don't feel like they pull at any time. The Black and Brown pencils are fantastic for the waterline and tightline. My eyes can be fairly sensitive and I have ran into no irritations with any of these pencils. They don't make my eyes tear up when I am applying them either.
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Aqua Last: gagagagorge metallic Sky Blue pencil. 
Purple Fix: smokey shade of Amethyst Purple with hints of Silver sparkle pencil.
Jade Jewel: deep shimmering Olive drab pencil.
Espresso Last: creamy coffee brown pencil. 
Charcoal Definition: super shimmery shade of charcoal grey pencil. 
Black Point: opaque black matte creme pencil. 

 I don't have favorites here. I adore them all. Of course I am really enjoying all the shimmering shades. But, a girl can't have too much Black or Brown eyeliner. Jordana also did a bold eyeliner pencil. These retail for $2.99. The only issue I have with this liner is that it is not waterproof. Other than that it has great pigmentation and good wear (long as it does not get wet). This pencil creates really awesome bold lines with ease. 
Jordana Fabuliner Bold photo Aug222013_2_zpse898dbd9.jpg
 I am so impressed with all these new Jordana releases. The quality has been incredible, they have released beautiful colors, and the price has been oh-so-right. I also have some new mascaras by Jordana and I think that should do it on all the new Jordana products. These are available at Walgreens stores. 

 I hope you guys have a great day today! I am off to do a ton of work around the house. My motto for today is "swatch, drink (water lol), breathe". Mama has a LOT of work to get done. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

LTHP Quickies! Jordana 12 Hr. Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils

(**Press Samples**)
Happy Friday Everyone!! 

  This Friday morning I have a quickie post for you guys! I am sooo very excited to share these new babies by Jordana. Jordana is a "sister company" to Milani They are available online as well as most Walgreens stores. What I love about Jordana is they make great affordable products. And when I say great, I really do mean great. These new 12hr. Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencils are as awesome as their Milani cousins. Though some of the shades Jordana released are dead on dupes for some of the Milani Shadow Eyez Waterproof eyeshadow pencils, I really don't mind. See, these are a fraction of the price as they retail for $3.99!!! Don't let that price fool you though, these are entirely amazing and the wear really is spectacular.  
12 hr. made to last eye shadow pencils photo DSCN8726_zpsc23a4155.jpg
 I love that they did a mix of nude and bold, matte and shimmer. They really covered all their bases... And speaking of bases, these make AMAAAAAAZING shadow bases. I usually do my primer and then follow it by a layer of which ever shadow pencil shade I've chose for that day. These are fantastic on their own and blend really well, but they make even better eyeshadow bases.
12 hr. Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil photo DSCN8719_zps70e60009.jpg
 Aren't they beautiful?!
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Eternal White: Matte White creme pencil. LOOOOVE this one for layering bright eyeshadows over! 
Continous Almond: This baby is a dead on dupe for Milani's Almond Creme. This is my go- to browbone shade. Even if I end up layering a color over it, this shade is usually a part of my eye makeup routine. 
Tenacious Brown: Beautiful matte coffee brown creme. This may seem weird, but I LOOVE using this pencil to fill in my brows. 
Stay-on Black: Matte Black creme perfection. 
Pink Evermore: A soft sparkling Pink. This shade is so beautiful on the inner corner. 
Prolong Purple: A gagagorg sparkling Amethyst Purple. 
Aqua Last: *.* *.*!!!! A beautiful shade of metallic aqua Blue. 
Endless Emerald: A sexy shade of shimmering peacock Green.

  These are all SOOO creamy, and so very pigmented, that a light hand is almost a requirement. They set fairly quickly, so don't take your time when working with them. These would not smudge at all!! I kept rubbing my arm swatches to see if there would be any give and, there wasn't :DDDD!! So for $3.99... I say these are a STEAL, and if you are in the market for a great and easy to use eyeshadow pencil.... You should go just ahead and grab these!! 

 I can't pick favorites because I love all of these shades for many reasons. Of course I am gaga for all the shimmering shades. But, the creme shades are so versatile and just plain awesome. Will you be keeping an eye out for any of these? Which shades are you loving most?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

LTHP Loves: Cat Eyes!

(**Some products are press samples**)
Happy Tuesday my beauties!! 

  Today I want to share Three eye makeup looks I've done recently that I really enjoyed. I'm a firm believer in the power of a good cat eye. I don't know what it is about a simple cat eye that makes me feel so complete and glamorous haha. Most of my looks are just not right until a cat eye liner is added. 

Shady Lady 
Primer: Too Faced Candlelight Primer
All shadow colors used are from The Balm's Shady Lady Palette. Wearing Geo Princess Mimi Sesame Grey Circle lenses in this photo. 
Browbone: Jet Setting Jennifer
Transitional shade: Luscious Lani
Crease: Shameless Shanna
Lid: Curvy Cami
Inner Corner: Jet Setting Jennifer
Outter corner and lower lashline: Caught in the Act Courtney
Cat Eye: Milani Ultra Fine liquid liner in : Prismatic Purple
Mascara: Grandissimo Lashes by Milani
Brows: Milani Shadow Eyez pencil in cafe Au Lait

Desert Sunrise
 Primer: Too Faced Candlelight
All shadow colors used are by NYX Cosmetics Shangri La Trio eyeshadow palette.
Browbone: Beanie
Transitional Shade: Peach Mix
Crease and Outer corner, lower lashline: Shangri La Orange
Lid and Inner Corner: Shangri La Gold
Cat eye: Jesse's Girl Waterproof eyeliner
Waterline: Milani Liquid Eye liquid like eye liner in Brown
Mascara: Milani Grandissimo Lashes
Brow: Milani Shadow Eyez Pencil in Espreso Line

Nude Americana
 This was my #EOTD for Independence Day. I paired this simple eye with a bold Red lip and it was an awesome thing. 
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
All shadows used are from the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette
Browbone: Virgin
Lid and Crease: Sin
Lower lashline: Sidecar
Inner Corner: Virgin
Brows: Milani Shadow Eyez Pencil in Espresso Line
Mascara: Milani Grandissimo lashes
For my vibrant blue cat eye I used Sugarpill's Chromalust Pigment in Royal Sugar mixed with BFTE mixing medium to create a liquid liner of sorts. I absolutely adored this look. 

 What is a quick makeup look that makes you feel instantly glam? For me a simple face and a red lip usually do it :D. What is your go-to look that makes you fee extra confident? 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Geo Princess Mimi Sesame Grey- Pinky Paradise Circle Lense Review

(**Pinky Paradise press samples**)
Good afternoon and happy Monday!! 

  I'm kicking this week off with something a bit different, a circle lens review. Circle lenses are these awesome lenses that usually give an enlarging, dramatic effect to the iris of your eyes. Circle lenses have been around for a while, there are SOOO many different variations of styles and colors. They can be subtle and realistic, they can be extreme and animated. 
 Ever since I got into the madness of makeup and caught sight of circle lenses, I had been wanting to try a pair out. I just LOOVE the effect they create, bit, googly anime eyes. The pair I am showing you today is one of my favorite pairs, I have four. These are probably my most "dramatic" pair, also the biggest in diameter at 15.00mm. I really wanted a set of Grey lenses so I went with the Geo Princess Mimi Sesame Grey pair. These were listed as one of their top sellers and I wanted to see why that was the case. 
 I absolutely adore these, they are fairly comfortable, my most comfortable pair actually. These have a water content of 38%, the highter the water content, the more comfortable they tend to feel. These happen to fit my eyes really well and don't bother me, even after extended wear. 
Not 100% sure what I used for this look. i think it was one of the newer Wet n Wild Spring LE Palettes. 
  The effect these create is quite dramatic as they have a pretty dark outer ring. They add A LOT of definition to the irises. I love the soft blend from the Grey to my natural Green eye color. From up close they look a bit startling, but from afar they create an amazing, intense effect. The grey is a great contrast against Green eyes.
Sugarpill look. All Sugarpill Chromalust pigments used. 
  These look great with all colors of makeup, though my favorite shades to wear with these are cool tones.
Red Cherry lashes
  I have found that if I kee my eyes hydrated during wear (Systane drops are my BFFS), the lenses feel much better. I have slightly sensitive eyes, so I cannot wear these for very long periods of time. Circle lenses don't necesarilly allow the eyes to breathe, it is best to wear them "cosmetically" for me.
All BFTE Cometics Pigments used. 
 Pinky Paradise has an amazing assortment of lenses, but when I was picking mine, I went with the more "natural" looking ones. I wanted to ease into wearing lenses. I can only say this.. I am HOOKED!!!! It is so much fun to create these looks, characters almost by adding some cool lenses.
Lime Crime Aquatenea Palette used
 I always get tons of compliments when I wear my lenses. People always think theyare my real eyes, which is pretty neat :D. Here are some full face shots so you can see what the effect looks like a bit better from further away. I just love the intensity these lenses give my eyes.
 Have you ever worn circle lenses? If so, which have been the most comfortable for you? I really want to get more, but I really want them to be comfortable and wearable. These particular ones I featured today are really comfy, but I want different styles as well.

 Enter code "letthemhavepolish" during checkout at Pinky Paradise to receive a free cute animal lens case and a free mystery gift with purchase!!

Circle lenses freaky or cool? "When in doubt, freak 'em out"- Sharon Needles ♥.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New Liquid Eye- Liquid Like Eyeliners and Shadow Primer by Milani!

(**Milani Products provided for review consideration.**)

Good morning!! 

  Hells yeah makeup! Anyways, you guys know I've been raving about Milani's new range of lip colors as well as Milani's new Grandissimo lashes mascara. Well, they also released some new liquid like- pencil eyeliners, a bold liquid line and a new eyeshadow primer. Much like everything else they have released, I was super excited to try these products. 

 I had never really tried Milani's eyeliners before. I have fairly sensitive eyes and I'm usually apprehensive of trying new products on them. That said, I was eager to give these a shot after reading rave reviews of Milani's previous eyeliner releases.

 First up are the new Milani Liquid Eye- Liquid Like pencil eyeliners. I was really impressed with the quality of these pencils. I also LOOOVE the heavy shimmer they are packed with, keep that in mind when using these. They are not great for the waterline or tightline because they are so shimmery. These are also really soft and creamy. I accidentally snapped the tip off of the Purple pencil because I applied too much pressure when I was swatching it. That said, them being so soft makes them VERY blend-able and So easy to apply and work with.

 Then we have some retractable Liquid Eye- Liquid Line pencils. I LOOVE retractable pencils because there is no wasted product. These are your standard Brown and Black creme shades. These also have a really smooth and creamy formula/ application. These do great in the waterline and have already become some of my new favorites. Good news about these liners(and the new mascara!!) they have not irritated my eyes. I've had a chance to wear them several times now and I've had no issues with tearing or itching. YAYAYAY!

 And as if it was not enough to release awesome new liners, Milani also released a BOLD new liquid eye-liner. This pen reminds me of the fat Sharpies, but for your eyes. I was/am a HUGE fan of last year's Eye-tech Extreme liner and this extension to the Eye-tech liners is already in my epic win list. It has a nice sharp tip so it is actually pretty versatile in terms of the lines you can create with it. I had alot of fun playing with this pen and doing crazy cat-eyes and wings.

 Another product to love! Milani released an eyeshadow primer this year. I had been pretty excited as not many drugstore brands have good primers, or a primer at all. And ladies, a good eye shadow primer makes ALL the difference in the longevity and vibrancy of your eye makeup. I really like the texture of this primer. It's creamy, but just the right amount of "sticky". I've been applying it with a small eyeshadow brush. It goes on nice and smoothly, I wait about 30 seconds before I begin to apply shadow. Finish wise- it is "matte" and nude, almost like BB creme for your eyelids. I've already used this primer several times and I can honestly say I really like it and it is a fantastic budget-friendly alternative to the higher end primers.

 And now put them all together to get..... For this look I used all of the products above as well as some of last year's pressed powder eye shadows by Milani. I used Purple Shock, Shocking Pink, Olympian Blue on my lid with a highlight of White Lie. On my eyebrows I used the Milani felt tip liquid brow pen and on my lashes the Milani Grandissimo lashes mascara. Even thought this was a super quick look I did just to try the products out I actually really liked it and can't wait to re-create it soon!
 Milani products are available at Walgreens, CVS, Kmart, select Wal-Marts as well as on Milani's website.




(**Milani Products provided for review consideration.**)


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

LTHP Quickies! Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eyeliners Swatches and Looks

Good afternoon darlings!! 

  Today I have another one of my quickies for you guys! This time around I want to RAVE about the new liquid eyeliners by my beloved Milani! They really know how to make fantastic makeup. When I first found out that Milani was doing a new line of liquid liners I was floored! I've yet to be let down by a Milani product so the addition of vivid new liners could only be a fantastic thing! 
 These babies have a very fine and firm felt tip which makes application a breeze. I love the packaging on these. These remind me of high end liners. I love liquid liners that come in this type of packaging because it makes it so easy for me to create crisp, clean lines with no effort.  These have a great application and formulas.
 Below are some quick swatches of these liquid beauties.
Black Vinyl: A shiny, patent leather black liner. Classic and fabulous! This liner has amazing pigmentation. 
Emerald **Glisten: A sparkling, metallic green liner. The formula on this liner is a little sheer but buildable. This shade did stain my arm a little. I'm curious to see how it does on my lid. 
Prismatic Purple: A saturated grape Purple liner with slight Blue shimmer. This shade has a very dense formula and creates heavy lines so a light hand is best. 
Sparkling Turquoise: A gorgeous shimmering metallic, light Blue. This shade also stained my arm a bit. That said, I am SO excited to try this beauty. 
Black Gems: A pretty, sheer black with multicolor shimmer. I really liked that is a bit sheer because it can look like a shimmering Gunmetal or a shimmering Black.

Here is a closeup shot of the Two Black shades.

Here are some quick looks I did with Two of the liners. These two looks featured the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette on my lids (I'm not sure how I lived without this palette, it has become my go-to). I primed my lid with the Too Faced Candlelight eyeshadow insurance.
 This look features Black Gems built up to full opacity. The look below features Prismatic Purple. I am seriously LOVING these and I cannot wait to play with the rest of the shades.
 Did you know Milani has a new shadow primer coming out? And a new jumbo liner? I am SO excited for all these new Milani goodies. If you have not yet tried a Milani product, you should really change that!! Everything about this brand is fabulous!!

What are your thoughts on these new liners?

(**Milani products provided for my consideration**)