Sunday, September 29, 2013

Random Items Haul

  I did quite a lot of shopping this past week. I purchased two items from, three items from Bed Bath & Beyond and an extra dimension eyeshadow from The Company Store. 

  I purchased the Amazonian Clay blush and bronzer set from the Tarte holiday collection. I missed out on the blushes last year and I didn't want to make the same mistake again this year. I also purchased the Sephora + Pantone Universe Emerald liquid eyeliner, which was on clearance. 

 I have a Company Store in the building that I work in (a good and bad thing), and they finally got some new things in. I picked up the extra dimension eyeshadow in Smoky Mauve. 

 Last night I ran into Bed Bath & Beyond after reading quite a few blogs stating that the new matte color tattoos were there. Well the store did have the display, but all the color tattoos were gone 😪.  There are only two of each color in the displays. Hopefully they will start to show up in the drugstores soon. I picked up a  limited edition Color Sensational lipstick in Pink Grandeur. Maybelline The Elixir Color Sensational in Raspberry Rhapsody and Loreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara in Blackest Black. 

Pictures down below, I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday. 

Crave, Dazzled, Darling, Dollface & Park Avenue Princess  ($42.00)

MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow Smoky Mauve

Pink Grandeur & Raspberry Rhapsody ($5.79 & $6.79 at Bed Bath & Beyond)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

MAC Retro Matte Collection Haul

   It just so happens that the day this collection launched at the counters and stores, we were having a team building event at work, so I got a chance to run to the counter and purchase two of the lipsticks.  I was unsure if they were limited edition or permanent at the time, so I wanted to get the two that I wanted just in case they did sell out.

  There were eight lipsticks and eight pro longwear liners.  I only purchased (well not really purchased, because I Back to Mac for them) two of the lipsticks, Fixed on Drama and All Fired Up.  I didn't purchase any of the liners, but I have More to Love.  I have been in love with the Retro Matte formula since I purchased Riri Woo a few months ago, actually I am currently having a love affair with Matte lipsticks in general.  

 These lipsticks last a long while on the lips (for me about five hours before I have to reapply), I do apply a gloss when I feel my lips getting dry. 

Here's what I got:
All Fired Up & Fixed on Drama

 I was kind of disappointed with Fixed on Drama, I thought it would be more of a purple color.  I am going to try it with a purple liner and see how it comes out.

Fixed on Drama & All Fired Up

Swatches in natural light

I Compared the lipsticks to others that I thought were similar in my collection.  As you can see I don't really own anything similar to Fixed on Drama.

Fixed on Drama, Wet N Wild 916D, WNW Fergie Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Revlon VaVa Violet & Milani Sangria

 All Fired up and Urban Decay's Catfight look very similar, the only difference is the finish in my opinion.
All Fired Up, WNW Cherry Picking 965, Viva Glam Cyndi & Urban Decay Catfight
That 's all for now, leave a comment and let me know which lipsticks you picked up from this collection.

Small Sephora Haul

   I'm back!!!!!!!!!  I'm trying to get back into blogging, I enjoyed it, but life got in the way.  I am still interested in makeup and still buy products on a regular basis (though I'm trying to slow down).  

  I went to Sephora yesterday after work to pick up the much talked about highlight powder by Laura Mercier, Spellbound.  It's pretty pricey ($42.00), but I figured why not.  I obviously haven't used it as of yet, but I will review it once I have.  It swatched very well and I can't wait to try it. I also used some points to pick up one of the Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks in Catfight, a bright mid-tone pink, which I can't wait to try. 

I hope everyone has a great weekend, swatches are below.

Spellbound in Natural Light

Catfight, Spellbound and Spellbound blended out, in natural light.

Artificial light