Fall Collections 2008

Cargo Color Eyeshadow Palette in Tahiti Review

If you’re a tiny bit tired of all the metallics, vampy lips, and generally dark smoked out looks that normally come with the Fall season you might want to indulge in some of Cargo’s vibrant, bolder, and hipper Fall Collection.

I few weeks ago I told you about some of Cargo’s new Fall Collection and I was quite happy to get my hands on one of the several Cargo Color Eyeshadow Palettes released this season. Although Cargo definately has a bit of a natural, neutral look on offer for those who prefer a warmer makeup for the cooler weather, they also happen to have spiced it up a bit and added some pretty Muse friendly shades to their new palettes. Being unconventional is the spice of the Muse’s life and thankfully Cargo obviously agrees when they created the Color Eyeshadow Palette in Tahiti.

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You know how much I adore teals, aquas, and greens and Cargo’s Color Eyeshadow palette in Tahiti contains all of the above and then some! One of the key things that grabbed my attention about Cargo’s new palette is the very interesting packaging. Cargo has for many years come in a unique tin casing which was quite a different presentation for makeup however in the last two years they have definately branched out and added new and interesting packaging. Cargo hasn’t forgotten it’s roots and still offers many of the same tin cases to this day that they always had.

New Packaging vs. Old Packaging
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The Cargo Color Eyeshadow Palette is actually considerably different from those tins of old. This palette comes in a slick, heavy clear plastic case with a gorgeous image on the cover. Open it up and four large shadows await your hand plus a generous size mirror!

The shadows are huge and comparable to Bobbi Brown’s Metallic Eyeshadow singles. I think the thing that can be appreciated most about these shadows is the buildable color option. Each shade applies sheer and light however the color is easily buildable with a few extra swipes. Going from a lighter look to an eyepopping look with ease and simplicity definately appeals. I personally prefer a pop when I use colors like the ones in the Tahiti palette however many are a little bit scared of bolder shades. The palette makes it easy and goof proof to create a softer look without going completely bold. The shades aren’t heavily pigmented however with a heavier hand you can definately get awesome color payoff. They blend wonderfully well and are a very interesting silky texture. The entire palette contains four flattering shades that just work together which I love. My biggest pet peeve is being presented with a quad of shadows that don’t work together and leave me puzzling over how to use them, not the case with this palette. The colors simply work alone or together to create a stunning, bolder look for Fall.

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The Tahiti palette contains a grassy green shade, a deeper grasshopper green shade, a true blue shade, and a greenish aqua shade. The colors are semi-matte and contain no shimmer however this does not prevent them from being great.

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I created three seperate looks with my palette but you can easily get a dozen or more looks from the one palette by wearing each shade separately or combining shades to create different looks or colors. I was particularly delighted with how well each shade meshed and morphed with the next to create a new shade.

This look was created by using the lighter and darker greens in the palette.

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This look was creating used three of the four shades. I used the greenish aqua on my lid and creased and deepened it by adding a bit of the blue. I finished the look by adding a bit of the deeper green shade to V of my eye.

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This is my favorite look! I used the greenish aqua shade all over my lid and crease and lined my lower lash line with the blue color. I think the blue contrasts beautifully with the aqua!

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With 8 shades to choose from and a $28 USD price tag I’m really liking Cargo’s Color Eyeshadow Palette for both it’s versatility and it’s stray from the Fall norm!

Tahiti is definately worth checking out! I enjoyed my adventure with this one!

Check it out at Cargo’s website or your local Sephora!

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Vincent Longo Diamante Quad in Aquila

Vincent Longo is always a little bit late to the ballgame but I don’t mind as I simply adore the anticipation! I’m sitting on pins and needles awaiting the Fall Collection.

The bad new is I have little to no information about the Fall line up. I tried guys but unfortunately I have nothing to report however I do have some rather awesome news.

Behold the awesome news:
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Meet Vincent Longo Diamante Quad in Aquila.

Is this gorgeous or what?

I have the other two previous color selections released last year and they are outstanding but I simply adore the looks of Aquila quad! That purple, that aqua, plus those warmer tones all create a rather daring Fall look don’t you think?

Previously released Vincent Longo Diamante Quads
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This one is in my cart and I should be bringing you a review sometime next week!

Review to follow!

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NARS Orgasm

Ahhh NARS Orgasm….who doesn’t love it?

NARS blush in Orgasm has definately earned it’s coveted spot in the cult favorite position don’t you agree?

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It’s peachy, it’s pinky, it’s shimmery…it’s perfection.

Now if it wasn’t enough to have one wonderful shade of Orgasm how about having a Super Orgasm!?

NARS blush in Super Orgasm is available now as a Beauty Exclusive at Sephora. The blush appears more vibrant, deeper, and shimmery than the regular shade of Orgasm so of course I absolutely had to have it for my very own!

I’ll be reviewing it as soon as Sephora ships my order out! I ordered this on Tuesday grrrr what’s taking so long!?

I want it now!

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MAC Overrich Pigments Review and Swatches

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Just when you think MAC has done it all they switch things up a little bit and create another new, interesting, and unique collection that will appeal to the n00bs and fan girls alike.

Although MAC has done and re-done pigments until we are all blue in the face I think it’s safe to say that they never get old and we never get tired of ‘em, at least I don’t!

Last year MAC Rush Metal made me a happy girl but this year…this year MAC Overrich really made me estactic. Although Rush Metal is by far one of my favorite pigment collections I must admit that I was thrilled with MAC Overrich.

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The pigments in Overrich are good deal different from most previous pigment releases. The formula is a finer grain of product that pigments are most definately not known for and the colors are richer and deeper than any previous release I’ve collected thus far.

Now the formula as I mentioned is slightly different on a few colors. I noticed the formula varied in format in several of the pigments however pretty much very single shade had a very finely milled texture. Most pigments I own do not have this texture, most are very grainy and chunky where as most all of the Overrich pigments were finely milled powder. I also noticed that the colors blended easier and fall out wasn’t as bad as it normally is with other MAC pigments. I also felt like the colors were more richer and intense in comparsion to past shades I’ve collected.

I got all the colors released aside from Mauvement which was a repromote from Rush Metal. The colors are truly intense shades that are super Fall friendly and will be great for creating unique, mysterious, dark eye looks! I can barely wait to dive in!

Blonde’s Gold is my favorite and happens to be a perfect shade of tan that contains so much gold it can easily be mistaken for a shimmering subdued beige shade.

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Vintage Gold and Antique Green are next on my top list! These two combined will create a near perfect smoky green eye look. Vintage Gold is an olive green with traces of gold where as Antique Green is a true forest green shade.

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Heritage Rouge is a deep burgundy with hints of brown.

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Copperbeam is a fine brown with hints of deeper red which creates a tarnished maroon shade.

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Mega-Rich is a burnt orange and ideally perfect for Fall!

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And finally Museum Bronze is a taupe off brown with hints of gold.

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As you can see a majority of the shades contain quite a good deal of golden shimmer which is quite alright with me as I favor a bit of gold in all my shades.

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The selection is extremely Fall orintated but can easily work well in the Winter if you’re seeking some ultra chic smoky looks using bolder shades.

I’m glad I got all the colors as they are something well worth picking up! I’m particularly enamoured with Blonde’s Gold.

All in all I’m loving MAC Overrich! It’s a wonderful selection of colors that are Muse Approved for purchase!

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Grab ‘em before they are gone!

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Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow and Metallic Lip Color Review

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I never realized how many products Bobbi Brown releases. Bobbi Brown is quite like MAC with it’s variety and frequency of new and exciting products.

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In the past few months I’ve seen a number of different collections released from Bobbi Brown one of which happens to be the new Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow and Bobbi Brown Metallic Lip Color. They just recently introduced the Mauve Collection and now new Metallic shadows and lippes! Cool! The Muse be happy!

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I got the chance to try out some of the Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow selections when I was testing out the Bronzed Pink Collection and I enjoyed them immensely! I was excited to see the line extended to include new shades for Fall!

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I recently got to test out a few new colors with the Metallic Eye Shadow selections. I fell in love with these shadows last Fall when I purchased the Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow Palettes. I loved those palettes with a passion and I wish they’d introduced something similiar this year however they have come out with a TON of colors to choose from so the variety is definately more appealing and instead of having to stick to a few palettes colors you can now have a slew of colors to choose from! With eighteen shades to choose from ranging from bold to soft there is definately something for everyone available.

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The colors I played around with this time around were Lavender, Cognac, and Champagne Quartz. The shadows are heavily pigmented with a very fine bit of shimmer. The texture and formula is that of a thick almost creamy powder. It glides pretty effortlessly onto your lid and blends like a dream. The finish is unmistakably metallic which gives your eye a very soft, unique look.

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Wearing Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Champagne Quartz (Lid and Crease) and Cognac (Crease and Outer V)
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I’m partial to the Lavender as it was a perfect soft lily shade that brightened up my eye while creating just the right amount of pop! Definately Summer and Spring friendly! I paired up Champagne Quartz with Cognac (without getting loaded mind you!) and came out with a rather nice, natural, neutral look that had a teeny tiny bit of edge.

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Wearing Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Lavender
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The shadows are definately an indulgence at $20 USD but they are actually bigger in size at 2.8g compared to a MAC shadow which is 1.5g. This was kindly pointed out to me by a reader and I’m realizing now that the Bobbi Brown shadow is actually the better bargain of the two.

Since Metallic are ruling some of the Fall Season you might want to head over to Bobbi Brown’s site and have a click through the numerous shades!

I’m wanting to try some of these shadows:

Mint
Golden Peach
Gold Dust (Swoon!)
Navajo

How about you?

Of course we couldn’t have Metallic Eye Shadow without including some sort of lippie to go along with the collection!

In comes Bobbi Brown Metallic Lip Color to make your eyes and lips a perfect match of wow!

Bobbi Brown Metallic Lip Color have a tiny hint of shimmer with a soft, moisturizing formula that’s sure to please. I was frightened of Metallic Lip Color as I was thinking the finish would be quite gaudy and strange however I’m happy to report that it looks quite gorgeous on. The formula is wonderfully moisturizing so a bit of gloss after is completely optional as the lipstick has plenty of it’s own shine without! The lip color isn’t deeply pigmented but more of a simple, sheer, lovely wash of color. I tried this out in Pretty in Pink which is a soft peachy, pink shade that went great with my Champagne Quartz and Cognac look!

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You’ll have plenty of color selection available with eighteen shades to choose from! Click here to view the shades. Berry is calling my name! Pretties!

All in all the Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow and Metallic Lip Color definately has a little something for everyone to enjoy and is truly fitting for the upcoming Fall season!

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