Monday, December 30, 2013

The Color Workshop Art of Eyes Eye Shadow Collection

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The Color Workshop Art of Eyes is a new makeup collection from The Color Workshop that came out over the Holidays. It's currently on sale at for $5.50. Included are 2 eye shadow palettes (9 eye shadows each), 4 liquid eye liners, 4 jumbo cream eye shadow pencils and a mascara.

Read on for my thoughts and swatches.
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How the packaging looks like.

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The eye shadows are my favorite in the collection. Each palette offers a variety of colors with different finishes. The pigmentation and texture is quite impressive. Easy to apply and pigmented. However, like any other eye shadows, it does need help of an eye shadow primer to keep it in place and prevent creasing. I suggest using the jumbo cream shadow pencils in the collection as a base.

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Swatches of some of the eye shadows on my hand without flash. Aren't they gorgeous?

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The eye crayons or cream eye shadow pencils are also great! They are awesome eye shadow bases. My tip is to warm the product on the back on the hand to make it creamy before applying on the lids. The winter cold causes makeup to stiff up a bit.

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These liquid eye liners are my least favorite in the collection. Although the colors are beautiful (blue, gold, silver and black with shimmers), the consistency is watery and sheer. It takes 3 application to get a solid color. It also takes awhile to dry, which could be a bit of a pain when you're doing your makeup.

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Swatches on my arm without flash.

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The mascara, for me, is a day time mascara. It darkens and thickens my lashes enough for a day time look. It also holds up to the curl fairly well.

What are your thoughts on this collection?
Have you seen it at your local Walmart?

DISCLOSURE: Some of the 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 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

December IPSY Glam bag 2013

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service where you pay $10 and you get 4-5 deluxe beauty samples sent to you. There's a lot of similar beauty service out there, but Ipsy is one of my favorites. The variety of beauty products is great, and there's always at least 2-3 full size products, making the bag worth more than $10.

Here's the Ipsy Glam Bag for December. I love it! Included are products that will allow you to create a complete Holiday look. I love the eye shadow trio, nude lipstick, false lashes and cream highlighter. And they are all full size products. What a treat! 

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  • Pop Beauty eye shadow trio (full size)
  • Ardell Natural false lashes  (full size)
  • NYX Round lipstick in Cream (full size)
  • Be a Bombshell cream highlighter (full size)
  • Nicka K nail polish (full size)

Not all Ipsy bag are the same. The bags are curated after the beauty test/survey you do before you sign up for the bag.

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The patent quilted bag is so classy. It's the perfect bag to take at Holiday parties.

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I'm really pleased with all the products I received in this month's Ipsy bag. I can use all the products. Well, maybe except for the nail polish, but it's still a beautiful color.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain Moisturizing Lip Colours REVIEW/SWATCHES

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The new Wet n' Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain Moisturizing Lip Colours are 2 in one lip product. It's a lip balm and lip stain that suppose to moisturize and leave a long lasting color on your lips at the same time. I've tried them, and they are absolutely fabulous. It's the next hot thing at the drugstore. You have to get your hands on them!

Let's go through each shade, shall we...

Red-dy or Not
Wearable cherry red shade with glossy finish. I've used it a lot over the Holiday season.

Lady and the Vamp
Lighter than in appears in the packaging. A very wearable red wine color with glossy finish. I love rocking bold "in your face" lip colors, but it's nice to try a shade that that's a bit toned down. Definitely a great introduction color to deep lip colors.

Rico Mauve
What a fun name! My absolute favorite in the collection. It's a mauvey pink shade that goes great with my medium/tan skin tone. It's almost like a natural nude shade on me with a hint of pink. It's so beautiful.

A Stiff Pink
If you love bright pink lips, then you'll love this one. True to color bright bubble gum pink shade with a glossy finish.

Pinky Promise
True to color pale pink with a metallic finish. My least favorite in the collection. I dislike anything metallic on my lips because it highlights wrinkles and makes me look old. It's juts my personal preference.

Nudist Colony
True to color pale nude shade with a slight metallic finish (not as metallic as Pinky Promise).
 Also, my least favorite in the collection. It's too pale against my medium/tan skin tone. I can make it work, but I prefer a more darker nude shade. It looks much better on people with pale to light skin tone.

Swatches on my arm 

Red-dy or Not, Lady and the Vamp, Rico Mauve, Stiff Pink, Pinky Promise and Nudist Colony

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I love the texture. It's just like a lip balm, smooth, buttery and easily glides on the lips. The jumbo crayon packaging makes it so easy to apply. It's perfect if you're in the rush when doing makeup like I do lol. They are all sheer to full coverage. 1 layer for sheer and layer more for full coverage. They are also very moisturizing. I didn't feel the need to apply a lip balm underneath.

Most of the shades did stay on my lips for a long time (Except for Pinky Promise and Nudist Colony. (Once they faded, it left the metallic crease on my lips that made my them look dry and wrinkly). The initial color stayed on for about 2 hours, then after awhile, with eating and drinking, it left a nice stain on my lips. Even when you take it off with a makeup wipe, the stain still shows a bit. I suggest to use an oil base makeup remover.

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How Nudist Colony looks on me. It's not my fav because it's a bit pale, but I made it work.

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How A Stiff Pink looks my lips after 5 hours of wear with a little bit of drinking water and eating snacks.

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How Red-dy or Not looks on me. And yeah, that's me as a Reindeer at work lol.

Overall, I think these are great new products for 2014, and I highly recommend them. You really can't beat the 2 in 1 for such an affordable price.  Oh and just so you know, these are a permanent collection, so you can get them year round, whoo hoo!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Urban Decay and Make-up Designory Haul

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Hey loves, I just wanna share a mini haul I did. I finally got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I'm not one to follow makeup fad, but when I saw makeup bloggers and youtube gurus talk about the new Naked 3, I just had to have it! An addition to the Naked line, Naked 3 palette consist of gorgeous, I mean, gorgeous 12 rosy neutral eye shadows. And you know, Urban Decay are known for rich, pigmented and velvety eye shadows, so for sure this palette is not gonna disappoint. I already own the Naked 2, which I'm in love with, and I'm so happy to add this baby in my collection. Review and swatches coming soon!

I also got the MUD Make-up Designory Foundation Palette in #2. It consist of 8 foundation shades from light to deep skin tone. I'm going back to makeup freelancing soon, so I need to add a good foundation palette in my kit. Gossmakeupartist pretty much convinced me to get it after watching his review on Youtube. Will do a review and swatches on it too

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Isn't she lovely?

Originally $52, but only paid $40 after using my gift card.

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Retails for $99, but got it with 25% off during Black Friday sale.

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Just wanna share the cute MUD package.

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Holiday Beauty Collection by Total Beauty 2013

Hey loves, I am so excited to show you the new Holiday Beauty Collection by Total Beauty. I have done reviews on some of their collection before, and this is by far the biggest one. It contains 15 different products worth $130+ $60 in Bonus Gift Cards for only $30! I know, crazy, right? This collection would be an awesome gift to your family member, friends or yourself!

Shop the collection HERE.

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  • Dermarose Eye Serum (deluxe sample .25oz)
  • Yu-Be Moisturising Cream (sample)
  • Michael Todd Pumpkin Mask (deluxe sample 1oz.)
  • Alchimie Forever (one of 3) Intensely Nourishing Cream, Calming Evening Cream or Brightening Moisture Mask (sample)
  • NYX Roll On Shimmer (full size)
  • Dremu Oil (deluxe sample 5ml)
  • Dremu Airbrush (deluze sample 3 ml
  • Envie de Neuf Eye Mask (single eye mask)
  • Envie de Neuf Fullerence C60 Youth Recruit Complex (sample)
  • Marula The Leaky Collection Omega Rich Pure Marula Oil (2 1ml. vials)
  • Evolvh Shampoo (deluxe sample 2oz.)
  • Evolvh Conditioner (deluxe sample 2oz)
  • Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm (full size)
  • Dove Go Sleeveless Deodorant (full size) 
  • St. Ives Apricot Scrub (full size) 
  • BONUS: Nake Wine $50 Gift Card
  • BONUS: $10 Off Gift Card

What I love about this collection is the variety. There's skin care, hair care, and body care from high end to drugstore brands. I've tried some of the products before and swear by (Dove Go Sleeveless Deodorant, Yu-Be, Michael Todd and etc..) and some are new to me and can't wait to try it. I also love the BONUS gift cards. Can't go wrong with gift cards. It's worth more than the suggested retail price of $30.

I will post separate reviews on all the products.

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Winner of this Giveaway is Charyl Genterola. Please check your email!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Angles and Arches Beauty Event 2013

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I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Angles and Arches Beauty Bar Event in Manhattan Beach, Ca. Angles and Arches is the very first official Beauty Bar in the South Bay. Located inside Hush Up Hair Spa, they specialized in brow shaping  and makeup application. The event was hosted by celebrity makeup artist and owner, RonAnn Myers and her team of makeup artist.

It was such a fun event. RonAnn's team provided makeup lessons on a few Holiday looks. I love how they were full of energy and so passionate about makeup. I made sure to ask as much questions as I can and soak up all their knowledge. It's always nice to learn from other makeup artists and see how they do their own makeup application.

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My look for the night. Did a subtle gray and brown smoky eyes with deep wine lips.
Go to my INSTAGRAM @everydaymakeupblog to see what lip products I used.

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Appetizers and champagne were provided.

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Jennalee Infanto and Jenna Ramirez from LocaliteLA

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Makeup artist, Blaire Berndes creating her classic Holiday smoky eye look. She used airbrush for her foundation and a sexy subtle smoky eyes using Tom Ford cosmetics. She wears by NARS eye primer.

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Makeup artist Molly Williams creating a classic Holiday look, winged liner and red lips. Her favorite lip products are Bare Escentuals Marvelous Moxie.

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I met lifestyle blogger Brittany Sage

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With Angles and Arches owner, celebrity makeup artist RonAnn Myers. You might have seen her at The Real Housewives of Orange Country and Entertainment Tonight. She was genuinely nice and beautiful and you can tell she takes pride in what she does.

Thank you to LocaliteLA for inviting me to this wonderful event. And thank you to El Hubby Cakes for coming with me. He was the only guy in the room. I knew he felt uncomfortable, but he hung in there like champ. I'm thankful for everyone for being so nice to him.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sneak Peek: Wet n Wild Beauty 2014 Collection

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Here's a peek of the Wet n Wild Beauty 2014 Collection. I just got it in the mail today and I quickly took a photo so I can share with you.  I'm so excited for this collection. I see lots of bright colors, mattes, glitters and shimmers and a new line of lip stain/balm that you will surely love. The official release is January 2014, but some drugstores are putting them out early, so keep a look out. Also, there will be some new products from Fergie Centerstage Collection. I will let you all know once I get more info.

What do you guys think of the new Wet n Wild 2014 collection?

DISCLOSURE: Some of the 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 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Wet n Wild Fergie Jet-Set Makeup Palette Review/Swatches

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Wet n Wild Fergie's Jet-Set makeu Palette $30. "Wet n Wild presents the LIMITED EDITION FERGIE'S JET-SET MAKEUP PALETTE, curated by the Duchess herself! The Set: The dazzling collection includes a makeup essential created conveniently in one-place" (taken from the packaging)

In case you didn't know, I'm a sucker for makeup palettes. I love seeing different colors of makeup in one cute palette or any kind of packaging. So, when I learned about Wet n Wild Fergie Jet-Set makeup palette, I couldn't contain myself with excitement! It contains everything you need to create a complete makeup look (except for concealer and foundation). It has 132 shades for eyes, lips and face in one cute, black box. It's available exclusively at your local Walgreens for $30 along with the rest of the Fergie Holiday limited edition collection.

Read on for my review...

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The packaging is quite impressive. Usually, big makeup palettes from the drugstore are flimsy and light. But not this one. It's very heavy and solid. It opens up like a book and you simply slide out the different levels. First you see eye shadows, then lip colors, blushers, eye liners and bronzer and highlighters. It also closes magnetically, so the case stays in place.

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Here's how it looks on my vanity table/drawer so you can see how big and wide it gets. It's awesome isn't it? 

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 36 eye shadows

I love the variety of colors from neutrals, colorful and darks. The possibilities are endless! Surprisingly, the quality of these eye shadows are quite impressive. They have decent to great pigmentation depending on the finish. I notice the shimmery ones are  more smooth and has better color pay off than the matte ones. A good eye shadow base/primer is definitely needed to kick up the vibrancy up a notch. Also, they are a bit powdery, which is understandable with drugstore makeup palettes, so make sure you don't dip your brush too hard.

Here is a Fall/Thanksgiving makeup look I did using the eye shadows. See more photos HERE.

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Here are some swatches on my arm with Wet n Wild Coverall liquid foundation underneath. 

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This palette has the most gorgeous silver and grey eye shadows I've ever seen!

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Some of the eye shadow colors has a duo chrome quality to them which means the color changes depending on the angle of the light. That's unusual for a drugstore palette, especially big ones. 

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6 Blushes

All the blushes has some kind of shimmer or glitter(gold and silver), but don't be intimidated. The shimmers are not too noticeable when applied on the cheeks. The texture is not too powdery. I also like that they're all different shades of pink which I think looks great on all skin tones. My favorite is the pink/berry tone blush all the way to the right.

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2 eye liner pencils and 1 lip liner

I like the red lip liner more than the 2 eye liner pencils. It's a rich red color that glides on the lips smoothly and actually stays on. The eye liners are just okay. They apply smooth and doesn't tug on the eyes, but they don't last long at all. 

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2 Face Powders and 1 Bronzer

The powders are quite nice. The texture is smooth and actually blends well. I have medium/tan skin tone and it's too light on me, so I could use it as a highlight powder to apply om my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose. I just have to make sure I don't put too much. I like the bronzer a lot. It has soft gold sheen that looks really nice on the skin. Can be use as a contour, but I'd rather brush it on the side of my face in an "E" motion to add a nice glow to the face. 

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The lip colors and lip glosses are my least favorite in the palette. The colors are so beautiful, but they don't have a great color pay off. They are also very sticky and uncomfortable. I don't like them at all.  

Overall, I like this palette and would recommend it to a friend. The concept and the look is great. The highlights are the most definitely the eye shadows, blushes and bronzer. They are awesome! You get a variety of colors and finishes with great pigmentation. The eye liners and lip colors are a miss, which is a bummer since it's a whole section of them. However, for the price of $30, it's still a great product. You might even snag it for a lower price if you catch it on a sale or if you have a coupon. 

What do you guys think? 

DISCLOSURE: Some of the 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