Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Color Workshop Ultimate Beauty Palette...only $7!!!

You guys know I'm a big fan of drugstore makeup, so when I was asked to try a makeup palette from The Color Workshop, I excitedly said yes! It's from the same company, Markwins International that created Wet n Wild cosmetics so I knew it was going to be a good one. The palette is cute and compact and it has all the makeup you need: 36 eyeshadows, 2 blushers, 8 pressed powders, 8 lipglosses, 2 eye liners, 2 lip liners, a sponge and some applicators. Wow, that's a lot of product in such a tiny palette.  Now you might be wondering, is it any good? Well, I've been playing with it and I can honestly say that it's pretty good. The quality reminds me of the Coastal Scents or BH cosmetics 88 eye shadows palette that's really popular but for a much cheaper price. It's currently on sale at Walmart for $7!!!

Read on for more info, photos and swatches!

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What I like:
  • It's so cute and compact. It's about the size of a CD case. It's perfect for travelling.
  • It comes with a mirror. I love any palette with a mirror!
  • It has everything you need to do your makeup. Again, it has 36 eyeshadows, 2 blushers, 8 pressed powders, 8 lipglosses, 2 eye liners and 2 lip liners
  • A great selection of eyeshadow colors: neutrals, pinks, purples, blues, grays and darks. You can definitely create a variety of looks. 
  • The blushers are gorgeous, pigmented and blends very well. 
  • The lip color and lip glosses are really nice. They have a great color pay off and are smooth on the lips and not too sticky.
  • The lip liners are smooth and doesn't tug on the lips.
  • The price. It retails for $10 but currently on sale at Walmart for $7!

What I don't like:
  • The texture and quality of the eye shadows is inconsistent. Some shadows are more pigmented than others and you have to pack it on or apply underneath a color base to get the best color pay off. But I say about 80 percent of the eyeshadows has a nice pigmentation, so it's not too bad.
  • The eye liners don't last very long.
  • The packaging is not very sturdy so don't drop it lol.

Here are more photos of the palette...


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It's so cute and compact!

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Here are some of the swatches of colors I really like in the palette.

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with flash

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Swatches of the blushers and the pressed powders

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Lipsticks, lipglosses, eye liners, lip liner and applicators

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Swatches. They are sooo pretty!

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Here's a close up of the eye liners and lip liners.

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Swatches of the eye liners and lip liners

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They are super tiny. Cute!

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Overall, I really like this is palette. It has so much product in one palette. It really is a great bargain! Stay tune for my makeup tutorial using this palette! It will be on my Youtube channel this week!
Have you tried it? Please let me know at the comments down below. I would love to hear your thoughts.




DISCLOSURE: Products are 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 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Desert Festival Makeup Tutorial

It was much requested for me to do a makeup tutorial using the Wet n Wild Fergie Photo Op Eyeshadow in Desert Festival so here it is! It's my absolute favorite among the Fergie Photo Op collection. The warm neutral eyeshadows compliments my medium to tan skin tone the best. You can find my review HERE.

I hope you guys like it!

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GET THE LOOK

Products used...

face:
-Avon Magix face primer
-The Body Shop Extra Virgin Mineral liquid foundation in 305
-Physicians Formula concealer
-Wet n Wild Coverall foundation powder in Tan
-Milani Mosaic blusher in Afterglow

eyes:
-Wet n Wild Fergie Take On The Day Eye Primer in For My Primas
-Wet n Wild Fergie Photo Op Eyeshadow in Desert Festival
-Wet n Wild Fergie creme liner in Little Black Dress
-Milani liquid eye liner
-ES false lashes

cheeks:
-Wet n Wild Color Icon blusher in Pearlescent Pink

lips:
-Aquaphor lip treatment
-Wet n Wild Perfect Pout lip color in Fergie Daily


Watch my tutorial to get the look.






Here are more photos of the look...

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Fergie Daily on my lips...I Luuuuuvvvv it!!!

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DISCLOSURE: Products are 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 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ipsy Bag Jan 2013...Big Sexy Hair, Josie Maran, Soho, Nailtini and Pacifica


Can't get enough of this month's Ipsy Glam bag. Did you get it? If not I really encourage you to subscribe. It's a monthly subscription service where you get 4-5 beauty samples for only $10 a month. These kind of services has been popular and Ipsy is one of the best ones. They really listen to their subscribers and give them awesome samples worth more than $10! 

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Here are the samples for the month of January...

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A full size crease brush from SOHO. I'm a big brush junkie, especially blending brushes so I was so happy to see a crease/blending brush in the bag. The bristles are super soft. I'm so excited to try it.

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A sample of Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil. Finally, my own Argan Oil. I've been hearing about this wonderful oil and I'm so happy I get to try it. It's a moisturizer for face, hair, body and cuticles. How awesome is that?

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A sample of Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter. If you're following me on Instagram, you probably know that I'm a big body butter junkie, especially the ones from The Body Shop so I was so curious to try this one. Body Butter is much thicker and moisturizing than lotion. This one has a really nice citrus sweet scent. I really like it.

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A sample of Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play. I've tried it before and I loved it!!! I'm not sure why I stopped using it lol. I'm so happy to see it again.


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A full size Nailtini nail lacquer. I'm not a nail polish person, but I really love the red hot color. Super hot!! 




Overall, I really like this month's Ipsy glam bag. It's a great variety of beauty samples. I can't wait for next month's glam bag!



Go to Ipsy.com to subscribe!




Monday, January 21, 2013

Wet n Wild Fergie Photo Op Eyeshadow in Dutchess Lounge Review/Swatches/Look

If you love dark smoky eyes then Wet n Wild Fergie Photo Op Eyeshadow in Dutchess Lounge is for you! Unlike Maldives Sky and Dessert Island, Dutchess Lounge consist of dark colors with glitters and shimmers, perfect for smoky looks. The colors are sexy and elegant that are pigmented, smooth and easy to blend. Some of the colors even remind me of my Nars eyeshadows. I just wish the glitters were more prominent on my eyes, but other than that I love it!!!

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Wet n Wild claims, "This palette of intensely-pigmented shadows comes in a range of textures from translucent highlights to subtle mattes to shimmering glitters-all of which the camera loves. It's satiny-smooth formula is nylon-treated and jet-milled for ultra-pigmented crease-resistant color that lasts all day. Be one of the glamorous, ohh flossy!"

What I like:
  • Colors. The dark ones are so intense. They are gorgeous on their own or you can layer for more dimension. 
  • Pigmentation. All the colors are pigmented except for the matte purple. 
  • Finish. It has one matte and the rest are shimmery and glittery. You can still create a well balanced look.
  • Texture/Formula: The colors are smooth and pigmented and easy to blend. However, you will get fallouts which is normal for dark eyeshadows so it's best to do your eye make up first before applying foundation. 
  • Price. Very affordable! Only $6 or less at your local Walgreens!
What I don't like:
  • I just wish the glitters are more prominent on my eyes. The glitters disappear after awhile. I find that patting the colors makes the glitters stay on better.


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1. Metallic Silver- Very shimmery and metallic silver. Pat on the color to get the most color pay off.
2. Dark Violet- Dark violet that's almost black with silver and purple glitters. Pat on the colors to make the glitters appear on the lids.
3. Shimmery Dark Grey -A dark gray with silver shimmers.
4. Shimmery Dark Eggplant - It's almost black with violet shimmers. It's so gorgeous!
5. Matte Purple - The least pigmented color in the palette but a gorgeous color nonetheless.


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GET THE LOOK

 I did a very dark and intense smoky eyes with silver on the inner lids. Please watch the video tutorial below to see how I did the look.

Products I used...

face:
-The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals liquid foundation in 305 
-Physicians Formula concealer
-Wet n Wild Coverall powder in Tan
-Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit in 02 Medium

eyes:
-Wet n Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Primer in For My Primas
-Wet n Wild Fergie Photo Op Eyeshadow in Dutchess Lounge
-Wet n Wild Color Icon eye liner pencil in black
-Wet n Wild Fergie mascara in Big Girls Don't Cry

cheeks:
-Wet n Wild blusher in Pearlescent Pink
-Wet n Wild blusher in Goddess (contour)

lips:
-Aquaphor lip treatment
-Wet n Wild Fergie Perfect Pout in Fergie Daily







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You can see a little bit f the purple glitters on my lid


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Wet n Wild Fergie Perfect Pout lip color in Fergie Daily on my lips. See my Review HERE.

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Overall, it's a great eyeshadow palette especially if you love dark smoky eye makeup. The colors are intense, pigmented and easy to blend. Like what I said, I just wish the glitters were more prominent because it disappears after while, but for the price and quality, it's still an awesome palette!



Have you tried the Wet n Wild Fergie Photo Op Eyeshadow in Dutchess Lounge?




DISCLOSURE: Products are 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