Best Beauty Products of 2013- Eyes, Brows & Lips (Part 2)

Hey Guys,

Here’s part two of my Best in Beauty 2013 for Eyes, Brows and Lips. If you missed Part 1 Skin Care, Foundation and Cheeks you can check it our right here :)

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urbandecay_revolutionlipstick_nyx_butterglossEyes:

Best eyeshadow palette goes tooooo..drum roll please….Lorac Pro. It has everything you need including a range of matte and shimmer shades , with perfect buttery textures and easy blendability. Of course the pigmentation is insane and its absolutely perfect for travel.

lorac_proI”m a huge fan of using cream eye shadows and colored bases. Ive tried so many of these type of products from the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils to the Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Eyeshadows, both amazing with great  color selections but my favorite ones are the Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoos. The shade range is extensive with a variety of finishes from matte, to shimmery, metallic and glitter. They last so long without creasing so they can be worn alone but they also do a great job of boosting any powder eyeshadow. I have been really hooked on the shades Pomegranate Punk, a gorgeous burgundy plum with golden micro glitter, and Pink Gold, a pretty pink with golden shimmer.

maybelline_24hour_color_tattooBest mascara is a toss up between the Benefit They’re Real and Tarte Lights Camera Lashes. They both do a fab job at volumizing and lengthening with minimal clumping. Both are the deepest of black while neither flaking or transferring onto the skin. The Tarte Lights camera Lashes gets half a point more just because the brush is slightly more comfortable on the lash line (Benefits They’re Real is a little sharp and prickly and sometimes hurts my lash line if I get too close!!)

Ive been really into winged liner this year and I find it easiest and most flattering to use a gel liner. Ive tried Smashbox, YSL, and Maybelline (just to mention a few) but the L’Oreal Super Liner Gel Intenza in Pure Black  is the best I’ve tried, it doesn’t flake, smudge or budge and its so creamy. The perfect formula for a crisp line.

tarte_lightscameralashes_LorealOh eyeliners how I love you but why must you never stay in my water line!!?? I always have to set with powder but the best black pencil liner I’ve tried in terms of lonegvity is Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Pencil in Covet. It lasts for a few hours without setting with shadow which is the best I’ve encountered so far (for my rather wet waterline!!).

AnastasiaBeverlyHills_LavishKit_CovetPencilBrows:

For the last year and a half I’ve been almost exclusively using the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products. Ive tried the brow powder, the brow wiz, and the clear brow gel and love them all. But the most stand out product has got to be the Brow Wiz. The tip is super fine for extreme precision and the formula is soft so its easy to apply. Plus it comes with a built in spooly for grooming and blending.

Runner up for best brow product of 2013 definitely goes to the Benefit Gimme Brow. This little guy is perfect for those natural and quick make up days. The brush is tiny so its absolutely perfect for the brow, it lightly builds and fills brows for a natural put together look.  anastasiabeverlyhills_browwiz_benefitgimmebrowLips:

I’m not a huge lip liner wearer so I don’t have a big range of shades but I definitely like the Mac Pro Longwear Lip Pencils for longevity and minimizing feathering. One of my faves is RiRi Woo.

RiRi_Hearts_Mac_Collection_ririwooprolongwearpencilLipstick wise I love so many brands and have a huge collection from Mac to Lime Crime, Maybelline and Make Up For Ever but the Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks are out of this world insane. Love the color range, pigmentation, and textures. The shade in Naked and Jilted are one of my faves among many.  What an amazing product and more generally, an all over fantastic brand. You can find a full review and swatches of some of the shades here.

urbandecay_revolution_lipstickThe NYX Butter Glosses have been the best thing to come to the beauty world. The gorgeous shades of pastel pinks, lavenders and basic nudes work great for any occasion. They look great alone or layered over lipstick without that sticky tacky feeling. Plus they smell delicious!! Click here to see a full review of these bad boys.

nyx_butterglossHonorable Mention:

Although these next two products are relatively new as they came out in late 2013 I felt they deserved a mention for their amazingness.My honorable mentions of 2013 have got to be the Urban Decay Naked 3 for its gorgeous array of pinky hues, amazing textures, and fab pigmentation. As well as the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Trio… I’ve been using both of these products almost exclusively since I got them in December.

urbandecaynaked3_hourglassambiantlightingtrioWell guys, I hope you’ve enjoyed my 2013 beauty product faves and round up. All of these babies have been staples which I’m sure ill use for years to come. What were some of your faves from 2013?

Until next time my fellow make up lovers!!!

Hugs from Beauty Land

Favorite Summer Eye Shadow Palettes

Hey guys and dolls,

So summer is sadly coming to an end soon and I thought it could be fun to show you my most used, worn, and loved eye shadow palettes from this summer…

Favorite_Summer_palettesI have to say I have a mighty eye shadow collection so using up product is definitely hard for me, especially since I try and switch it up daily so everyone can be loved equally 😀  But I’ve been totally gravitating towards fun pastel pinks and lavenders as well as beautiful bronzes and corals.

One of my favorite palettes (and a new one for that matter) for creating a beautiful bronzed and coral eye has got to be my Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Coral Oasis (you can find a full review and swatches here) Its budget friendly, super pigmented and has every color you need to create a full look…what more could a girl ask for!!??

Maybelline_Eyestudio_CoralOasisQuadI also recently bought the Too Faced Summer Eyes palette…this thing is wow. Again all the colors you need to create a day or night look. Plus this bad boy is totally rockable and appropriate for those autumn days ahead of us!! (check out my full review and swatches here)

TooFaced_SummerEye_1As for my beloved pastel shades the Lime Crime D’Antoinette palette has been a huge fave of mine since before summer too. Fully pigmented matte pastel shades are really hard to come by and these fit the bill to a T!!! (review and swatches here if your interested)

LimeCrime_DAntoinette_PaletteIve also been loving the Dolce & Gabbana Eden Quad for a real ethereal summer look (full review and swatches can be found here)

Dolce&Gabbana_Eden_Quad_1Of course I have many other favorites but these have been absolute stand outs for me this summer. Whats been your favorite eyeshadow or palette for this season?

Hugs from Beauty Land

 

Review & Swatches: Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Coral Oasis

Hey guys,

I recently did a really pretty coral eye look using the Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Coral Oasis. So I thought I’d review and swatch it for you 😀

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I got this product at Walgreens for $9.79 but it can also be purchased at any other American drugstore or here through Amazon.com for all my internationals 😀

The packaging is fairly simple, made form plastic including a double ended sponge tip applicator that I threw out immediately. The packaging feels a bit flimsy but on the plus side its super slim and small so its convenient for on the go or for traveling.

The quad comes with 4 beautiful shimmery shades.

Maybelline_Eyestudio_CoralOasisQuad_PinkThe first shade from the left is a gorgeous shimmery pink toned champagne shade. Amazing pigmentation, super creamy texture and amazing longevity when worn with a primer.

Maybelline_Eyestudion_CoralOasisQuad_GoldThe second shade is a yellowy gold shimmer shade. This is a really beautiful shade and compliments the warm tones beautifully. Great pigmentation, blendability, texture and longevity.

Maybelline_Eyestudio_CoralOasisQuad_CoralThe third shade is a beautiful coral orange with a satin finish. This is my favorite shade, great color pay off, another buttery smooth shade with great lasting power.

Maybelline_Eyestudio_CoralOasisQuad_BrownThe last shade is a deep brown with aubergine undertones. This one also has a satin finish. As is the case with the other shades this one is also highly pigmented, very smooth, easily blendable and great long lasting power.

Here’s a look I created with all the shades plus the shade Mermaid from the Too faced Summer Eyes Palette ( I’ll have a review and swatches up of this guy at some point this week!!).

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THE VERDICT:

9/10 for this great budget friendly quad. It has every color you need to create a fresh day time eye or smoked out for those warm summer evenings. The pigmentation, texture, blendability and staying power is wonderful on every single shade. The fallout was minimal, I just made sure to tap the extra product off my brush before application 😀 The only down fall to this product was the flimsy packaging. Otherwise this product was spot on perfect!!

Hugs from Beauty Land