Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Review: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams are now being sold at Sephora (US/Canada). I picked up four colours a few days ago. After testing these cream eyeshadows out, I must say that I am quite impressed! The texture and pigmentation is just amazing. I literally do not need an eye-primer under these bases and so you can tell how long lasting they are. Once you apply them on, they do not budge! When I used Mac Paint Pots, I had to use an eye primer under or else it would end up creasing the eyeshadow. Once again, MUFE does it again! I am honestly impressed with all the new products they are releasing. Well Done Make Up For Ever!

The colours come in 22 shades ranging from neutrals to metallics to bright/bold shades. Some of the shades are specifically designed for only lips and cheeks while others are for eyes and cheeks only.

Awww.... Such cute looking pots!
 
*Aqua Cream: Eyes & Cheeks Only*

  I got myself # 21 & #11....

 # 21 is a gorgeous turquoise shade which contains gold shimmer...although it is not as smooth as #11 which is a very smooth true golden base. These colours can be worn on the eyes and cheeks. They apply smoothly and do dry quickly.  Imagine these as eyeliners? You can definitely wear it alone rather than as bases too. I don't think I would put on the turquoise one on my cheeks though (lol) but I may try out the gold shimmer on the cheeks as a highlight. I am also wanting to get # 20 which is an intense blue shade.

*Aqua Cream: Lips & Cheeks Only*
I got myself # 7 & # 9....

These are actually advertised as being "multipurpose" however I tried number # 7 (hot pink with gold flecks) on my lips but felt that it was drying. I would recommend moisturizing your lips before applying these. # 9 (true bright coral with a little shimmer) is another gorgeous colour that would look lovely on both the lips and cheeks. I don't think I will purchase more lip/cheek colours since I have a huge lip/blush collection already but I will definitely check out more of the eye/cheek colours.

The Swatches:

Pro:
-Heavily pigmented with long lasting power
-Texture is easily blendable and smooth

-Waterproof
-Excellent colour choices (neutral, metallic, & bold/bright)
-Multipurpose but for certain colours only
-Enough product is in the pot so it can last you a long time 

Con:
-Some may find the lip/cheek aqua creams to be too drying on the lips
-Would be nice if all the colours are for multipurpose (eyes/lips/cheeks) 

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Product Comparisons
Aqua Cream #11 Vs. Flash Color #4
Comparison Swatches:
Hey! Don't ask why I got another gold shade...I love golds and can't get enough of them! When comparing the two golds...the flash color # 4 has more shimmer/glitter than the aqua cream #11. Both pots contain the same amount of product in each.

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Check out more review/swatches from these blogs links....


Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams Review, Photos, Swatches Part II

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So what colours are you liking?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

May 2010 Favourites!

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These are somethings I've been loving!

1. Sebastian Shaper Plus Hairspray - I think this is my favourite hairspray of all time! It simply is the best! It doesn't make my hair feel rock hard. I can still brush through and style at the sametime if needed. It also holds in the hot heat and the aerosol smell isn't too bad either. 

 2. Aveeno Sunscreen Lotion 30spf - I just started using this under my make-up before I go out in the sun. So far so good! 

3. Illamasqua Dixie Cream Blush - Love the colour and the gel like texture.

4. Mac Joie-De-Vivre Cream Blush - Another pretty cream blush! 

5. Mac Melt in Youth Mouth Cremesheen Gloss - This is a gorgeous coral pink gloss. It's more sheer looking on my pigmented lips so I like to wear it with a lipliner or on top of a lipstick. I love the smooth and creamy texture it has and it's not sticky at all. It reminds me of Mac's TLC formula.   

6. Essie Splash of Grenadine Nailpolish - A gorgeous light magenta pink colour! This is my first Essie nailpolish and I love it! You guys will love it too. ;) Check out some blog swatches....


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What have you guys been lovin' lately? Comment Below.

Locals: 50% off all regular priced lipsticks/lipglosses @ Rexall Pharmacy

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 Just letting you local guys know that you can get  50% off all regular priced lipglosses/lipsticks 
@ Rexall Pharmacy!
This sale starts June 11 (today) until June 19!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mac Warehouse Sale Haul - June 2010

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I was lucky again to get tickets to the sale this past weekend. Thanks B!

I went on a Sunday....even though I did haul a lot....many of the "better" products were sold out. There was hardly anything left at $3 bins. =( I wanted number #7 lashes! I hope someday I can go on a Friday.

I arrived at the fairgrounds at 11am and entered around 12pm....so it was a long wait. =( Although, the inside product line-ups were not long at all.

THE STASH!


I bought some products for gifts as well.....

There are three halls inside the warehouse.
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From the First room I got.....
 Dry Martini (LE) - $7.00 - I am so glad I found this at the warehouse sale. This was actually on my wishlist. It's a gorgeous olive green shade.


Devil May Dare Warm Eyeshadow Palette (LE) - $15.00 - I was tempted to get this during the holidays last year but happy to pick it up for less. YaY!

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From the Second room I got....


Artifact Paintpot - $9.00


Pigments (LE) - $9.00: Pink Vivid, Jardin Aires, Chocolate Brown, Melon, Heritage Rouge


231 Brush - $10.00


Fashion Groupie Eyeshadow (LE) - $9.00 (not in picture)

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From the Third room I got....
Two Lip Products for $15
Clear Gloss, Lavender Whip (LE), Crosswires Lipstick

Heavenly Dish Neutral Lip Kit (Considered a Lip Product = $7.50)


$12.00 Each
Sunny By Nature MSF (LE), Blush of Youth (LE)
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The Charity Bags on Sunday included....

Impeccable Brown Pencil in Taupe
Pret-a-Papier Lipglass
Lustrewhite Lustreglass
Brill Eyeshadow

I was hoping that they would include a blush and I heard that the Friday and Saturday bags were much better. To be honest, I wasn't impressed by the products when compared to what we got from the last few sales.  The free gift really sucked this time! I think we got a crappy lipstick from a holiday collection around two years ago. The free sharpener was nice though. I left the sale at 2pm.
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OTHER NEWS: 

Ever since being a member of the yearbook club in highschool and taking Media Arts class....

 I always had a passion for photography!

So I finally got myself a DSLR Camera!! YAY!!! 
There was a bundle sale at Bestbuy this week...so I splurged big time. 
It's a great investment though and I'm glad I got it!
I was going to either pick Nikon or Canon but went with....

Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP Digital SLR Camera With 18-55mm IS Lens Kit

That's all for now!

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This blog is of my own personal experience with products that was purchased only by me. I am not affiliated with any company or product. This blog is based on my honest opinion.

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