Thursday, October 27, 2011

Swatches/Photos: Wet n Wild Color Icon Baked Eyeshadow Palettes *Limited Edition*

I'm warning you. This post consist of a lot of photos...Gorgeous photos and swatches of the new limited edition Wet n Wild Color Icon Baked Eyeshadow Palettes. I have so much to say about them. But I'll save that information in a separate review. For now, I hope you find these photos/swatches helpful.

I was full of excitement as I played and swatched all of the palettes. The colors are absolutely beautiful...I'm gonna die! It comes with 6 complimentary baked eye shadows with a bonus brow/liner pencil. Unlike the WnW I Heart Matte, these are baked eye shadows with lots and lots of shimmers. Very fun and appropriate for the Holiday season that is almost here.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Baked Eyeshadow Palette in Baked, Not Fried $4.99

Wet n Wild Color Icon Baked Eyeshadow Palette in Baking a Cake $4.99

Wet n Wild Color Icon Baked Eyeshadow Palette in Bake-Off Contest $4.99

You can get these at WALGREENS ONLY!!! It's supposed to be released November 2011, but just like the WnW I Heart Matte palette, people have already spotted these at their local Walgreens. Let me know if you purchased this palette.

I've already tested and done a makeup look using one of the palettes so stay tuned for that ^_^.


DISCLOSURE: A sample of this product was given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews.

Vote For Your Favorite New York Color Halloween LOOK

Before anything else, I would like to thank New York Color cosmetics for making this Halloween contest possible. Thank you for the trust and for being so cool and patient through out this whole process. You guys are the best!

So finally, here are all the entries to the New York Color Halloween contest. Thank you to all these beautiful ladies who entered. Thank you for taking time out of your day to submit your coolest Halloween look. We really appreciate it.

You can click on the names to see more photos of their look.














Now it's up to you, readers and friends to pick the winners. All you have to do is vote for your favorite Halloween look on the voting poll located on the side bar. You can vote for more than one Halloween look you like. There will be 3 winners. The most votes will win first place, second most votes will win second place, and third place winner will be a random draw.

Voting begins now Oct 27, 2011 3:00pm PST
and ends on Halloween Oct 31, 2011 3:00pm PST


"Glinda/Elphaba" Makeup Look. 13th Entry to my NYC Halloween Makeup

Claudia was lucky enough to make it to the deadline. She submitted her entry at 11:58pm last night. She created a "Gilda/Elpahaba". You can tell so much thought and effort was put into this look. Gorgeous! Here's what she says about the look...

 "My makeup is a duality theme, representing Glinda and Elphaba/Wicked Witch of the West Side from the Wizard of Oz..  Believe it or not, I must've been one of the few people left in the Northern Hemisphere who until very recently had never seen that movie (crazy I know!).. A close friend introduced me to Wicked a while back through youtube, and though it kind of stayed stored away in my mind for almost a year, I loved Defying Gravity and looked it up recently.  When I was flipping through a magazine for inspiration for this contest, I read about Wicked again, and it hit me; I'll do both the friends/rival witches of Oz!  So I went through youtube clips, watched the Wizard of Oz, got some paint, and came up with this look. "

NYC products used:

- NYC City Duet Eye Shadow in Bowling green  used on Elphaba's side around the eyes and over the lips]
       - NYC Ultra Moist Lip Wear Retro Red 308B on lips on both sides, and as a blush for Glinda's half and a little as a blush base for Elphie.
       -NYC Instant Lash Mascara 
       - NYC Long Wearing Nail Enamel in Big Money Frost 118 on nails in the pics where hands are visible for Elphie.

I will let everyone when the voting begins!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Kitty Cat" Makeup Look...12th Entry to My New York Color Halloween Makeup

My New York Color Halloween Look contest ends in an hour. OMG. I'm so proud and happy with all the entries. They're all amazing!

Here is the 13th entry. Miss Nikka of Miss Nikka's Beauty Blog submitted this super cute and sexy "Kitty Cat" makeup look...Meeeoooww... Can you see the leopard prints on her eye lids? They're so cool!

I think she's the last entry, unless I receive one before 12am. I'll work on the voting poll very soon, so you can pick your favorite!

"Evil Egyptian"...11th Entry to my NYC Halloween Look Contest

Zelda Adams submitted an "Evil Egyptian" look. She loos beautiful. I love the details on the eye makeup and gosh, I can't help but notice her gorgeous skin.

NYC products used:

-NYC sunny bronzer to contour cheekbones
-NYC liquid liner in black around eyes
-NYC kohl liner pencil in black to line and fill in lips
-NYC kissable gloss in blackula on the lips

Review: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in I Heart Matte

I want to thank everyone who commented on my Olive Oil Makeup Remover Post. It was very helpful reading everyone's comments.

Now onto this review...I've swatched and done 2 makeup looks using the new Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow palette in I Heart Matte, and now I can finally share my thoughts on it.

I couldn't be more excited when I heard Wet n Wild was coming out with an all matte eye shadow palette. I love matte eye shadows. Matte is a type of eye shadow finish with no shimmer, glitter or some kind of iridescence to it. It gives the makeup a more natural and sophisticated look.

What I like...
-I'm all raves for this palette. I love how it consist of a mix of neutral and bright colors that caters to my ever changing makeup mood. I can use the neutral colors for a day time, brown and black for sexy smoky eyes and brights if I'm in the mood for a fun makeup look.
- It's a time saver. I don't need to rummage through my makeup drawer to put together colors I want to use because all the colors I need from lid, crease, definer to highlight are in this palette.
-The texture is soft, but not too soft that breaks easily. It's smooth to the touch and very easy to blend.
-The colors are pigmented and true to color. I didn't have to use a color base underneath the turquoise to enhance it. It's just awesome on it's own.
-It has less fallouts, which I was so happy about.
-I love the price. It's only $4.99. How can you lose?

What I don't like..
-Hmmm...My least favorite color in the palette would have to be the purple. It was a bit chalky and difficult to swatch. Also, it's not a bright purple that I was expecting. It was more of a grayish purple if that makes any sense ^_^. It's still a gorgeous color though and I still see myself using it.

 For more PHOTOS and SWATCHES, click HERE!!!

It looks like the turquoise and purple has some kind of shimmer to them. But they are completely matte on the skin.

Makeup Looks using Wet n Wild I Heart Matte eyeshadow palette.

See my Peacock Inspired Halloween Makeup I didn't use any color base to make enhance the colors.

Smoky Brown Eyes which is my favorite look at the moment. It's just so sexy haha!

Overall Thoughts:
I highly recommend this palette, and I think everyone should own one in their makeup collection. It's very rare that you will come across a shadow palette that consist of great neutral and bright colors that you can actually create a complete eye look. It's user friendly and great for beginners because all the colors you need are in one palette. It's really the best $4.99 you'll ever spend.

Just keep in mind that some of the colors are a repeat of other WnW palettes like the matte white, beige, warm peach, brown and black. 

price: $4.99
availability: WALGREENS ONLY!!!

DISCLOSURE: A sample of this product was given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Libby's Pink Vanity "October Pink" Giveaway!!! Open International.

Kimberly of Libby's Pink Vanity is hosting a giveaway on her blog. You get a chance to win all kinds of "Pink Goodies". It's open international, so anyone from anywhere can enter! Go to her blog and enter. Hurry!

Go to her blog to see more prizes.

 Photo taken from Libby's Pink Vanity.

My New Makeup Remover: Olive Oil

I've always known that Olive Oil is a great makeup remover as well as skin conditioner. But I never tried until a few weeks ago. It was amazing! I only used a little amount and it was able to remove the heaviest waterproof makeup on my eyes without rubbing. Too much rubbing or tugging around the eye area is really bad. The skin around the eyes is very delicate and too much rubbing will eventually cause premature wrinkles...yikes! 

All I did was take a small amount on a cotton round and pressed it on my eyes for a few seconds and gently wiped off the makeup. I repeated this step a few times until there was no trace of makeup left. I also used a clean Q-tip to remove eye liner on my lower lash line. There was excess oil on my eyes, but it was no big deal. A warm damp washcloth easily removed it.

I used lots of waterproof mascara and eye shadows.


I guess I will have to buy a bigger bottle of Olive Oil ^_^.

I'm not sure if it matters what kind of Olive Oil we can use...Extra Virgin, Virgin, Pure or Lite. If you know the answer, please type it on the comment box below. Thank you.

Ventriloquist Dummy Look...10th entry to my NYC Halloween Makeup Contest

Here is my 10th entry to my New York Color Halloween Makeup Contest. Her name is Paula, a 30 yr old mom, wife and makeup artist from California. She submitted a Ventriloquist Dummy look. I was speechless when I first saw this look. Isn't it amazing? Like her on Facebook HERE!

NYC products used:

                          -NYC Color liquid eyeliner in black

                                -NYC Color Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder in Naturally Beige

You guys have 2 more days to enter!!! CIick HERE for more info and rules.