June Favorites

Hey guys and dolls,

So July is here and that means its that time of month again…where I share all my favorite beauty and makeup products from this past month 😀

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This time around is a bit different because Ive been traveling but of course Ive brought some of my most loved and used products.

June_Beauty_Favoryes_Smashbox_CCCreamFor my skin Ive been loving the new Smash Box CC cream. I have it in the shade Light/Medium. The coverage is great for a CC type cream, it really does a great job at color correcting, especially the redness around my nose and chin. It makes my skin glow and its feels very light weight. Its super hydrating and I haven’t experienced any breakout with it either. The finish is on the dewy side. I do find that I tend to get a little extra shiny at the end of the day but a little bit of MUFE HD powder on top solves the problem.

June_Beauty_Favorites_MUFE_Pro_Finish_PowderIve also been really impressed with the MUFE Pro Finish Powder. I use it on its own for light coverage or use it on top of the CC cream to set and to add a little more coverage!!

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The Mac Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20 I usually use in winter for covering blemishes. But now its way too light and it works amazing as an under eye concealer and brightener. It doesn’t crease on me and is definitely long wearing. It’s super natural looking too. Really loving this product 😀

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The Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder is just WOW for setting the under eye area!!! Its almost translucent and really reflects light nicely. Its really perfect for light skin tones.

June_Beauty_Favorites_UrbanDecay_24/7_PencilIve been keeping my eyes pretty simple these last few weeks. So for a pop of color I like to add the UD 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Covet in my lower waterline.

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I also like to use the D&G Crayon Intense eyeliner in nr. 22 in my waterline. Its a fun alternative to a nude color in the waterline. It brightens the eye area but in a funky fresh way.

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Im all about fun and bright lips in the summer especially corals. Razzler Dazzler from Mac is my ultimate fave at the moment. Its the perfect light peachy coral pink. Love it!!

Well those were some of my most used and loved products of the past month. What were your most loved beauty items?

Hugs from Beauty Land

Review & Swatches- Urban Decay Ammo Eye Palette

Well here’s a shocker, another Urban Decay review and swatch session!!! Since i’m obviously obsessed with UD I figured that i would spend this following week doing reviews and swatches of all my UD stuff, starting with the eye palettes. Watch out for reviews and swatches on their eyeliners soon 😀

Here’s a look at the Urban Ammo Eye palette.

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Swatches from left to right:

Smog: brown satin finish, so creamy, great pigmentation.

Mildew: khaki green with satin finish, creamy, pigmented.

Oil Slick: black with silver glitter, a bit chalky, glitter fall out.

Last Call: pinkish/purple with a satin finish, creamy, great pigmentation.

Chopper: bronze with satin finish, creamy, pigmented.

Maui Wowie: Champagne satin finish (yellow toned), so creamy, extremely pigmented for a light shade.

Shattered: Light blue with shimmer and glitter, creamy, some fall out but not as bad as Oil Slick, great pigment for a light shade.

Polyester Bride: off white satin finish, really creamy, super pigmentation.

Griffter: light pink with shimmer and glitter, creamy, some fall out but not as bad as Oil Slick, great pigment

Sin: champagne satin finish (pink toned), creamy, pigmented for a light shade.

 

THE VERDICT:

I would give this palette an 8/10.

Over all a great mix of fun bright colors and darker neutrals which are creamy, very well pigmented and easily blendable. But there is a fail within this palette, Oil Slick has a mean fall out, the glitter chunks are just too big…it was a great idea but wasn’t really executed well in my opinion. Although the baby pink and baby blue had a bit of fall out, it really wasn’t that bad, and they were so creamy, and the color pay off was so worth it 😀

Great for a colorful and fun palette. It’s over all a great compilation of shadows as well as the quality and lasting power expected from Urban Decay.