MAC Our Secret Fluidline Swatches & Review – Magnetic Nude

First, apologies for the lateness on this! I thought I reviewed the MAC Our Secret Fluidline but apparently that is not the case =\ I decided to put it up anyway because the Magnetic Nude Collection is likely already at the CCO’s or will be soon.

MAC Fluidline box MAC Our Secret Fluidline Gel MAC Our Secret Fluidline Swatches ReviewOur Secret is described as a metallic brown with red pearl, making me hope and pray it would be a dupe for my beloved Graphic Brown Fluidline (it’s not). It’s much lighter than Graphic Brown and appears more golden brown to me. It’s gorgeous for a neutral look and applied smoothly, lasting all day. Fluidlines also make fantastic bases for eye shadows, holding them in place and making the shades more vibrant.

MAC Our Secret Fluidline SwatchesMAC Our Secret Fluidline Swatches EOTDDid you get your hands on MAC Our Secret Fluidline?

MAC Fluidline retails for $16.00. Our Secret is limited edition and no longer available on the websites, but definitely check your local CCO!

NARS Malacca Single Eyeshadow & Baalbek Eye Paint Swatches, Review & EOTD – Adult Swim Summer 2014

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Who says Summer can’t be sultry? NARS Adult Swim has plenty of vibrant color involved, but the two pieces that I gravitated towards immediately had me dying to play smoky and layer.

NARS Summer 2014 Adult Swim ReviewNARS Baalbek Malacca swatches adult swimFrom this collection I received two pieces to share with you guys and, spoiler alert, they are fantastic. Especially when used together! Malacca Single Eyeshadow & Baalbek Eye Paint were made for each other. They also play well alone and with others, but they shine and pop when paired up.

NARS Malacca Single Eyeshadow Baalbek Eye Paint Swatches Review Adult Swim Summer 2014Malacca Single Eyeshadow is described as an iridescent peacock. When swatched it’s got a brown base that is on the sheer side when used dry with a pop of blue/green to it, making this shade appear duochrome. Above is a photo taken with flash and below I held the shadow near a lamp with a daylight bulb so you can see more of the natural dimension.

NARS Malacca Single Eyeshadow swatches macroBaalbek Eye Paint is described as bronze. It’s a blackened chocolate base with apparent gold glitter throughout giving it that bronze appearance. I love this as a base, as a liner… just live with me forever, okay?

NARS Malacca Eyeshadow Baalbek Eye Paint swatchesFor the EOTD using these products take a firm brush apply Baalbek all over the lid and into the crease as a base. Wait for it to dry completely and pat Malacca over top of Baalbek using the opposite side of the same brush. Next take a fluffy blending brush and blend Malacca through the crease and up towards the brow (but not the whole way). Finish up with a highlight shade at the inner corners or the eye and at the brow bone. I used MAC Grain Eye Shadow.  Under the eye dash a bit of a blackened green liner (I used Chanel Le Crayon Kohl in Black Jade) and smudge Malacca underneath. Finish up with your fave mascara (I used Milani Total Lash Cover).

NARS Adult Swim Summer 2014 EOTD SwatchesWhat are your picks from the NARS Adult Swim Collection?

The NARS Adult Swim Collection for Summer 2014 will be available beginning April 15, 2014 at NARS boutiques and on Make sure to also watch for this collection to launch at stores like Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus at a later date.


Too Faced A La Mode Eyes Shadow Palette & Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe Swatches, Review & Looks

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Too Faced has launched two must-have palettes. Or rather, two MORE must-have palettes (because you know so many of them are on the must-have level). Too Faced A La Mode Eyes Shadow Palette & Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe are hot weather essentials to incorporate into your Summer beauty regime both for day and night.

Too Faced Ala Mode Eyes Bonjour Soleil boxesThe packaging for both of these palettes is in a parisian/nautical inspired tin that keeps the product safe during travel and is just 100% all-around adorable. Both also feature a good sized mirror and guides for getting the look.

To start off I’d like to focus on the photos, looks and review of the Too Faced A La Mode Eyes Eye Shadow Collection.

Too Faced A La Mode Eyes ContentsToo Faced A La Mode Eyes BoxToo Faced A La Mode Eyes back boxToo Faced A La Mode Eyes insert quoteToo Faced A La Mode Eyes Palette Collection Summer 2014This palette comes with a handy, folded set of Get the Look ideas, just in case you need some inspiration:

Too Faced A La Mode Eyes Get the LookThere are nine shades within three looks – Day, Classic and Fashion.

For Day the three shades are St. Tropez, Cannes and Soleil. St. Tropez is a pretty sheer gold with a lot of noticeable glitter, Cannes is a warm copper pearl and Soleil is a plummy brown pearl.

For Classic the three shades are Riviera, Jardin and Cote d’Azur. Riviera is a pearly beige (my personal fave highlighter shade of the bunch!), Jardin is a peachy gold pearl.. almost duochrome looking on the eye and Cote d’Azur is a chocolate brown with a hint of bronze.

For Fashion the three shades are La Croisette, Monaco and De La Mer. La Croisette is a very pigmented frosty white, Monaco is a cool, vibrant pink and De La Mer is a navy satin.

As with almost all Too Faced Eye Shadow shades the pigment and functionality of the shadows are impeccable. They applied well, blended easily and wore all day. The one shade I really wasn’t impressed with was St. Tropez. I thought on it’s own it was really just a glitter, but it does layer nicely over the other shades, giving you the opportunity to change them up a bit.

Too Faced A LA Mode Eyes Palette Swatches Review LooksToo Faced A La Mode Eyes Eye Shadow Palette SwatchesFor the eye looks below I veered away from using the Get the Look cards and did my own thing. Since the blonde has all but left my hair I’ve been into putting a dark shade all over the lid then a lighter coordinating shade in the crease. In all of the eye looks below the shades are tiered from darkest to lightest.


Too Faced DAY A la Mode Eyes EOTD LookClassic

Too Faced CLASSIC A la Mode Eyes EOTD LookFashion

Too Faced FASHION A la Mode Eyes EOTD LookThis eye palette retails for $36.00 and is available at Ulta. Also, at Sephora, there is a set called Pardon My French which includes this palette and some other goodies in an adorable bag for only $49.00. Is it weird I want a second palette so I can have this set?

Now for the Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe. This trio is fantastic because it’s three of Too Faced’s amazing bronzers in one place.

Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe Photos macroIncluded are the Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer, Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer and Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer. Sun Bunny has long been a favorite of mine since a friend introduced me to it back in my swapping days. You also get an incredibly soft Flatbuki brush.

Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing WardrobeToo Faced Bonjour Soleil contents Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe back palette Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe Cheek Palette reviewChocolate Soleil is a perfect contour shade for me but it’s very easy to over-do it with this one. Tread lightly, build up as needed. I usually still blend it a bit with my face powder because I can get way too excited when I apply. Sun Bunny has been reviewed by me several times throughout the life of this blog. It’s basically what would be created if Chocolate Soleil and Snow Bunny had a baby. One of the best bronzers there is in terms of blending, wear and look. Snow Bunny is really more of a highlighter to me. When you’re doing an all over bronze look to your face this makes a wonderful golden glow when used lightly. I don’t like to use this one heavily or alone because it can get a little frosty when you try to build up the pigment.

Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe Palette SwatchesThis set also contains a How-To Glamour Guide…

Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe insertToo Faced Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe How To Glamour GuideBut, again, I just did my own thing and applied Chocolate Soleil to the hallows of the cheeks, Sun Bunny is above that but staying away from the apples of the cheeks and then Snow Bunny at the apples of the cheeks and to blend Sun Bunny at the tip of the cheek bones.

Too Face Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe FOTDThe Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Summer Bronzing Wardrobe retails for $44.00 and is available at Sephora & Ulta.

Have you picked up anything new from the recent Too Faced launches? I’m dying to get my hands on all of those Melted Lipsticks!!


Revlon 587 WILD ColorStay 16hr Eye Shadow Swatches, Review & EOTD – Rio Rush Spring 2014

When I saw the latest Revlon display at Rite-Aid the shades immediately drew me in. The Rio Rush Collection, which was done in collaboration with Gucci Westman, is bold & bright – which always appeals to me even though I generally wear neutrals.

The collection is on the small side, containing only two ColorStay 16hr Eye Shadow palettes in Exotic and today’s post of Wild.

Revlon 587 Wild ColorStay 16hr Eye Shadow Swatches Review PhotosWhat the Revlon website says about the Rio Rush Collection:

The exclusive Rio Rush Collection by Gucci Westman showcases the latest trends inspired by the passion and energy of Brazil. Bold, bright, sexy color is perfectly complimented with glowing bronze skin. Get ready to celebrate!

Revlon ColorStay Wild Review Swatches PhotosRevlon WILD ColorStay Eye Shadow Palette How to Wear

Revlon ColorStay 16hr Eye Shadow in Wild is definitely bold and slightly intimidating with the bright orange and deep teal, BUT it’s very balanced with the taupe and icy white shades. Having two neutrals and two brights in a palette is so perfect for wearing an every day eye look and also for getting a little crazy.

Revlon ColorStay WILD Summer 2014 Review SwatchesMore often than not I have to apply a colored base to get the best pigment possible out of these palettes. With Wild I was pleasantly surprised to not have to use a base at all to get the shades to pop at just the right intensity. However, if you’re looking for them to be louder while you wear them on the eye a colored base would definitely do that for you.

I found the shades in this palette to feel slightly dry (mostly just on the matte orange and teal shades) but it didn’t effect application or blending, which I found to be quite easy to do.

Wild is swatched below on my arm dry, with no primer.

Revlon WILD ColorStay 16hr Eye Shadow Swatches Summer 2014In the eye look below I decided I wanted to channel Katniss because I finally started to watch the Hunger Games movies. If I do up my makeup like Katniss and Jennifer Lawrence plays her in the movies that basically makes me J.Law’s BFF. Ask anyone.

It’s pretty obvious how i used Revlon Wild (taupe on the lid, teal at the outer V and crease, white to blend out the crease and highlight, orange under the lower lash line), but I also added in Chanel Marine Le Crayon Kohl as a liner and smudged it up, that taupe liner is Le Metier de Beaute Champagne Dualistic Eye Pencil. The mascara is Too Faced Better Than Sex. I also used the original Urban Decay Primer Potion as a base.

Revlon WILD ColorStay 16hr Eye Shadow Eye Look SwatchesHow would you wear Wild? Or is Exotic more your style?

Revlon ColorStay 16hr Eye Shadow retails for around $5.99 (give or take, depending on the store and/or sales) and is available at your local drugstore.

Make Up Your Mod Makeup Look feat. Rimmel & Sweepstakes! #beautyinspiration

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I can’t believe it’s finally April! I thought March would never end! Because I have better weather and a good time on the mind I decided to try a look I’ve always been interested in that is again wildly popular – mod. When I think of a mod beauty look I immediately think of Rimmel for #BeautyInspiration. Because of their recent Retro Glam campaign I wanted to Go Big. Go Bold. Go Over the Top. I had a few of the items I needed at home, and I went to Walmart and purchased the others – including a new tube of one of my personal favorite drugstore mascaras. (In honor of this month being RIMMEL’s 180 year anniversary there will be a $1 off coupon in the Sunday newspaper for each of the the Retro Glam Mascara and Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation!)

Rimmel Making Up Your Mod Prom Makeup Look #beautyinspiration #shop #cbiasRimmel Makeup aisle walmart #beautyinspiration #cbias #shopThat first pic shows quite a bit of product. But it all plays a necessary part in going Mod. Don’t worry, I’ll break it down so that it all makes sense ;)

To begin the Mod look you’ll want to start with the eyes (in case there is shadow fall-out or you mess up and need to start over you won’t have to mess up your gorgeous face that you spent all that time on!). Prep the lids with a primer of some sort. For this look I used the Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in Witness White.

Rimmel Mod Makeup Look Tips #beautyinspiration #cbias #shopNext, take your shadow brush of choice (I prefer a firm paddle type shadow brush for this) and apply the vintage lilac shade from the Rimmel Smokey Purple Glam’eyes Quad Eye Shadow (on the left of the compact in the pic above) all over the lid. Then, taking the Rimmel Smokey Noir Glam’eyes Quad Eye Shadow use the applicator provided and apply the matte black shade deeply above the crease. Use a blending brush with more of the matte black shadow to blend out the edges.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Precision Micro Thick Thin Eyeliner Tip #beautyinspiration #cbias #shopNow my favorite part! Use the Rimmel Scandaleyes Precision Micro Eyeliner in Black to get way into the inner corners of the upper lid of the eye. Take the line the whole way out to the end. Follow up with the Rimmel Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner to thicken the outer part of the eye and create a wing at the end. Finally, go back to the Precision Micro Eyeliner and touch-up that inner-corner and also go below the lower lid and do up some Twiggy-esque lines. This is a great way to enlarge the eyes and add to the lower lashes without using falsies.

Next I used the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Taupe to line the lower inner rim of the eyes. On top of that I added Rimmel Soft Kohl in Pure White. Finish off your eye look by filling in your brows and adding a mascara with some KAPOW. I added three coats of Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara in Carbon Black to the top and bottom lashes.

Rimmel Mod Eye Makeup Look #BeautyInspiration #collectivebias #shopFor the face I reached for Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in my shade (which is True Ivory) and applied all over the face for full, matte coverage. Next I took Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Celestial and dabbed it lightly on the cheeks, blending quickly for just a slight hint of nude color on the cheekbones.

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Rimmel Mod Makeup Look #BeautyInspiration #collectivebias #shopRimmel London Mod Makeup Look #BeautyInspiration #collectivebias #shopFor this look I ventured towards the extremely smoky side of “Mod”. It might be too deep for some, or just right for others. It’s simple to tone it down by using less of the black shadow and not blending it up as high.

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