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MAC Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner Review & Swatches

MAC Shade Smoke Shadow Liner 1

For a brand that created cult favorites like the Shadestick and Greasepaint Sticks one has to question what the hell happened when MAC created their new MAC Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner Pencils.

Eh?

This formula ventures so out the norm of stick pencils I’ve tried from them in the past I really had to question whether it was from MAC at all.

This is another example of how MAC has been going downhill with their quality lately…!

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L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Endless Pearl Review & Swatches

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Here’s an interesting little find! I recently located a L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in the shade Endless Pearl on a special display at Walmart which contained new colors.

I actually thought this was one of the new shades as don’t recall ever seeing it when the product launched at my local drugstore.

What’s so special about Endless Pearl?

It’s matte! Yes! Matte! It’s possibly the only matte shade I’ve seen in the Infallible Eyeshadow Collection. Not that I’m a fond fan of matte shades but Endless Pearl is actually quite a nice one particularly for aging eyes to give them a more wakey wakey appearance.

Take a look!

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MAC Beth Ditto Powder to the People Review & Swatches

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I dunno about you but I definitely have a certain affection for pretty powders. But I have grown up a little and my makeup life has matured to a point where I’ll analyze said pretty powder and ask myself a few questions prior to a purchase.

  • Do I really need this powder?
  • Am I just buying it because it’s pretty?
  • Will I actually use it or will it sit in my stash unused merely brought out on special occasions to stare at?

Somethings you have to be a little grown up about these things but sadly, this technique doesn’t always work and I become overwhelmed by cute powders like the new MAC Beth Ditto Powder to the People, polka dots, ahhhhh!

Sometimes it’s tough resisting but in this case, you probably won’t need to dish out $38.

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Stila On the Road Palette Review & Swatches

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As you know, I recently blogged about the new Stila Travel Girl Palettes for Summer 2012. There are five available at the moment but knowing Stila’s track record they’ll probably do an exclusive here or there with Macy’s, Sephora, etc….

The style of palette isn’t actually new since Nordstrom first introduced their exclusive version several weeks ago entitled On The Road. This version is a collaboration between Nordsom BP (BP is a collection created by Nordie’s for teens/young women) and Stila. Stila has released a few BP collaborated palettes prior to this so I was kinda delighted by On the Road since it was a new and different variation from the typical budget palettes Stila has put out the last two years or so.

However, I think the uniqueness and specialness has worn off for me now that I know there will be five (or more) now.

Here’s my thoughts on the Stila + BP On the Road Palette, take the jump for the deets.

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Lavshuca Pure Blossoming Eyes Set Review and Swatches

Lavshuca Pure Blossoming Eyes Set 1

I was vaguely curious about the new Lavshuca Pure Blossoming Eyes Limited Edition Set released for Summer 2012 in Japan.

Lavshuca favors these little sets lately and hasn’t really updated with a major release in a while. I haven’t been following the brand lately since they release so many repetitive shades just in a new stylish way. It’s easy enough to get excited about a new design and packaging but sometimes I have to remind myself that the shades aren’t unique at all.

The Pure Blossoming Eyes Set is an example of repetitive shades however it did contain Clear Stay Eye Base which intrigued me so I ended up heading in for a purchase.

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Here’s some thoughts!

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