Friday, February 28, 2014

Stuff I Would Kiss On the Mouf

It has been way too long since a "favorites" post, and I have several new items to add, so the time is ripe, kids. Let's taste the rainbow.

I'm a bit of a makeup/hair tutorial geek, and came across this channel recently on YouTube, which is now one of my favey crocketts: MakeupByAlli. I think it's safe to say Alli is a makeup geek herself, albeit a gorgeous, charming, funny, 20-something makeup geek (jerk). Kidding! I kid! I'm a kidder - I do NOT think she is a jerk. Just look at her:

See? Seriously - I get sucked into her channel for waaayy too long some nights. The video I embedded above is older - she is actually brunette now, and looks completely different (but still gorgeous). I just love love love her makeup SO hard in that video. I WISH I could pull it off, but alas, so far, I have not.

Soooo some of my new favey makeup items are thanks to Miz. Alli. Here they be:

Urban Decay's Naked palette. I know, I know - I'm tardy to the party on this one, but I love it nonetheless. I plan to add Naked 2 and 3 to my collection in the near future. Next!

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup in Warm Golden. I am forever looking for a good foundation, and everything I was finding just didn't give enough coverage, and I felt like it wore off by the end of the day. When I apply this with a damp makeup sponge, I love it. I use it in combination with:

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer in Fair/Light, which I apply on my forehead, under my eyes, and down my nose. Use the damp sponge, and go over the concealed areas first, then dot on the Revlon whipped cream makeup on cheeks and blend that in. Voila!

Now on to the fun stuff:

Loreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in black and brown. Holy crap - why have I spent all these years using crappy eyeliner? This stuff goes on so smoothly it's ridiculous. I have been using it on my waterline and it doesn't bother my contacts. Love it.

Makeup Geek Pigments. Stop the presses. I have been reading about MAC's pigments for a while and wanted to try them, but the $21/color stopped me. The one I wanted was a duplicate for the pigment above in the bottom row all the way to the right - Blue Brown. When you wear it (I wear over a brown shadow), in one light it looks turqwaaaaz, and in another it looks brown. If you use MAC fix spray with it, you can use it like eyeliner. I also got the pigment above in the second row, second to the right. Love them both. You just have to use the tiniest bit to get a big impact, so I feel like my pots of pigment will last FOREVER. P.S. - Makeup Geek's pigments? Are $6.99. BOO-YAH. Next up?

Milani lipstick in Black Cherry and Best Red. You can find Milani at CVS, among other places, and the lipstick is $4.99 (and the day I was there they had a buy one get one 50% off, so SCORE). Finally?

NYX Butter Gloss in Cherry Pie. Love. This. Very opaque, gives great coverage, and I really love it over both of the lipsticks above. Not a true red, but with a hiiiint of burgundy. The price is right too - at Ulta, they're $4.99. Oh - wait - I thought I was finished but I'm not. One mo thang!!

Because I apparently wasn't already spending enough money on makeup stuff, I decided to go ahead and join Birchbox for 6 months, and in my first month got a sample of Harvey Prince's Hello perfume. HELLO indeed! I bought myself a full-sized bottle, cuz this stuff was yum. Very light, citrus scent with meyer lemon, mandarin, and pink plumeria. You need to TREAT YOSELF and get some, cuz it's worth it.

Okay - I think that is quite enough for now. Please share some of YOUR faves with me, cuz clearly I need to spend MORE money. Ahem. Stay gold, Ponyboy.




dreamingincashmere said...

I love the NYX Butter glosses!! I have a few, but Cherry Pie is one I'm going to have to try. Have a great week!