Primers come and go out of my life but Urban Decay Primer Potion remains my main man. Nothing like it. It locks eyeshadow on for extreme wear ALL damn day! Loves!
But of course, as any good blogger and makeup junkie, I dabble with other primers but I always come back to my beloved UDPP.
My latest venture in eye primer land is the NYX HD Eye Shadow Primer. Brand new to NYX this is a high performance primer that evens out skin tone, smooths out lines, preps, primes, holds shadows in place, and walks the dog…I lied about the last part.
Does it work?
I’ve been on the prowl for the Physicians Formula Happy Booster Collection but not alot of luck around these parts. The collection officially launches in February but many folks have already seen it in store.
I happened about a stripped display (who got there before me? Grrr!) which had a single bronzer sitting on it. Sigh, sniff, sadness. I snatched it up right quickly as even though I don’t love bronzer, I’ve been known to make the occasional exception particularly when that shiz sports cute little heart emblems. OMG, gush!
Wanna hear about it?
I’ve been busy fiddling around with the Stila E! Live from the Red Carpet Palettes that I got for virtually free thanks to their awesome reward programs! Yay!
As you know from my prior post Glamour Goddess was the one that was really appealing to me even though I hauled all three. It’s the warmest of the three and I’m just a great lover of golds so this was fitting for me.
Let’s check it and find out if the quality actually lives up to Stila quality or if these veer towards the Travel Palette route.
The Estee Lauder Wild Violet Makeup Color for Spring 2011 brings to the table shades of gorgeous purple. Many embrace hues of purple for Spring and this embodies the shade beautifully.
Along with the collection Estee Lauder introduces new, limited edition Pure Color Gelee which has a light weight, long wearing formula that leaves behind a sheet burst of color. The formula mimics that of Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Lipglosses but has a more subtle color pay off.
If you missed out on the Gloss Fluo De Chanel or you already own them and adore the formula, Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Gelee will really capture your interest!
Ohh who here has come across the Revlon Heavenly Metal Collection? Likey so much dude! They have three shades of Revlon Molten Metal Eyeshadow Palettes. These palettes feature a duo of baked shadows, seriously, has Revlon ever done baked shadows before? Love! I have such a weakness for baked eyeshadows.
I picked up the Silver/Gold duo and I was kinda left wishing they had better shades available like some sort of bronze, brown combo? But sadly, no dice.
However, the Silver/Gold does the trick.
Let’s check it!
The holidays may be over by I’m still all about sparkling shades of gold. Gold really helps lighten up my eyes and takes away the attention from dark circles, fine lines, and other scary eye woe. Gold just works well throughout the seasons doesn’t it? I can’t think of a single season which gold can’t be incorporated in, can you? Summer, Spring, Fall, the Holidays…you name it and you can def get away with some gorgeous gold!
Illamasqua Precision Ink in Alchemy fits the bill for sparkling gold….
Revlon has brand new Luxurious Color Smoky Crayons available for Spring 2011. These pencils mimic the idea of MAC Greasepaint or MAC Shadesticks. It’s basically a chubby pencil which you can use to fill your lid and blend out for a smoked look. If you already own Greasepaints and Shadesticks in various shades you probably won’t absolutely need the Revlon Smoky Crayon however it is a nice budget option to have available!
Let’s have a peek!
As we head deeper into 2011 more and more Spring 2011 Collections will begin popping up. Mind you the season for Steals and Deals is kinda over in my opinion as that falls into the realms of the Holidays when brands gather together great palettes, products, etc…and bundle them up with incredible price tags.
But Urban Decay turns 15 this year, might mature for her age isn’t she? And to celebrate you’ll see some pretty nifty, limited edition launches this year to celebrate the brand’s big birthday!
The best deal of 2011? The new Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary 24/7 Pencil Set for $92 which features 15 full size Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils! This is a $264 value and a mere $92 (a mere $6.10 per pencil) out of your pocket to own an incredible set of liners! I can’t think of a better deal this year and you probably won’t find one!
If the Smashbox In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette proves as good as the few pieces I’ve tried from their Spring 2011 Collection, I’ll be a happy camper indeed.
I know some of you purchased it, what’s the good word?
I haven’t tried it yet but I did try out the Smashbox In Bloom Creamy Cheek Duo, In Bloom Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss, and In Bloom Artificial Light Powder.
I’m not diligent with primer. I know, I know, I should be. For me priming isn’t a necessity in terms of concealing larger pores but more an optional one that helps prep my skin for makeup and hopefully keeps it wearing long and strong and of course, if it’s Summer, I have hopes it’ll keep oily skin from making me look all kinds of greasy!
In almost all cases I prefer a primer that’s hydrating and moisturizing however I do find such a primer does oxidize my base fairly quickly so it isn’t helping to keep my makeup around long, it is however aiding it to disappear quicker. Not cool. I do know for a fact that prepping prior, not just with moisturizer, is essential for me because my skin is drier in the Winter and it doesn’t look too fabulous if I don’t add some sort of primer prior to adding my base product.
So I guess primer does become an essential item in the long run for me….
After hearing about NYX HD Studio Primer, I simply purchased one on a whim because I knew many of you would want to hear about it. I expected very little from it because I assumed it would prove to be 1. filled with silcones (my least favorite formula when it comes to primer and oh so damn itchy) and 2. gimmicky due to the “HD” nature of the product. I’m not a big “HD” makeup fan and find it a little ridiculous however NYX did successfully make me smile and start to believe in the HD idea after reading the boxes on their HD Collection which simply read “…perfect coverage for taking fun pics with pals….” I don’t think any HD line has successfully said it as nicely or as cute. I see HD lines being pimped out on how great you’ll look, how flawless, etc…kinda makes you think you’ll be on TV or in print ads if you use the line…but NYX just puts it out there that you’ll look good in photos that you take with friends….I dunno I find this cute and very down to earth.
You’d like the review eh?
A skin colored Meteorites powder? That can’t be right! Have our famous pearls lost their groove? Naaa! They just reinvented themselves for Spring 2011 into a compact powder in various nude shades to correct skin, set makeup, mattify, and just make you look flawless and perfect.
Are they good?
Check out my review!