Lip Mix: MAC's Pink Nouveau Lipstick & Fabulous Fun Dazzleglass

Jul 31, 2012

 Sometimes I buy lipsticks and they look great in swatches but not so much on my lips.  When this happens, I try to manipulate the lipstick to make it Sabrina friendly.  Pink Nouveau is a gorgeous color and I can actually get away with wearing it alone but I prefer it with a lipgloss.  I paired it with Fabulous Fun Dazzleglass and I love it!

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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush - Charisma

Jul 25, 2012

Where have the days gone?  I seriously can't keep track of the days and I can't believe it's almost August!  I've cut back on my makeup shopping but awhile ago I purchased a set from QVC and it came with a gorgeous blush.  I've been wanting to try Tarte's Amazonian Clay blushes for some time and I'm glad I finally took the plunge. 

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush
Shade Purchased:  Charisma (included with a kit)
Price:  $25 USD 
Available at QVC

This blush is a pink shade with tiny shimmer in it.  It reminded me of Nars' Orgasm Blush when I first saw it but this one is pinker and the shimmer is more subtle.  I like this blush a lot and it does show up on my skin.  It lasted about 6 hours on me before it started to fade slightly.  I didn't test the complete 12 hour claim but it lasted through my 9 hour day.

Lovely shade!  I am definitely getting more of these blushes soon.  

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My first Eyeshadow Tutorial

Jul 14, 2012

I finally decided to try to film myself doing my simple eyeshadow look.  Three tries later, the video is still a little too long and the look a little too simple!  However, I thought that I would share it any way because someone may find it helpful.

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MAC Heavenly Creature Haul

Jul 8, 2012

I can't believe I was going to skip this collection.  I'm so happy that I decided to get a few items because I have been really enjoying my purchases.  Because MAC launches so many collections, I sometimes overlook the really great products because I feel so overwhelmed by the sheer volume of items.  After seeing some swatches, I decided to get four things.  I purchased one Mineralize Skinfinish, one Cremesheen Glass and two Lipsticks. 

MAC Heavenly Creature Mineralize Skinfinish
Purchased Shade:  Earthshine
Price:  $29 USD
Available at MAC

I picked this shade because it had both gold and purple in it and I thought it would be nice on my skintone as it seemed like the darkest color of the four offered.  I really like this shade so far and I'm happy that I got it.

It has a great sheen to it without being a glitterbomb. 

MAC Heavenly Creature Cremesheen Glass
Shade Purchased:  Strictly Plutonic
Price:  $19.50
Available at MAC

This color stood out to me because it's a pinky-brown shade that I thought would not only look good alone but also paired with nude and pink lipsticks.  I love this shade and I'm seriously considering getting a backup.  This gloss glides on smoothly and isn't sticky.  It feels great on the lips.

It doesn't give me much pigmentation but I like it still.  It's a sheer pretty color.

MAC Heavenly Creature Lipstick
Shade Purchased: Fire Sign (Lustre)
Price:  $14.50
Available at MAC

I couldn't resist the red shade of course.  This shade is sheer but can be built up.  I'm not totally loving this shade yet but I do like it.

It looks really pretty and I like that it leans a bit coral.  It's a good spring/summer color for women of color who may be scared to wear a more bold bright lip.

MAC Heavenly Creature Lipstick
Shade Purchased: Venus (Lustre)
Price:  $14.50
Available at MAC

I really wanted to try this color because it seemed like a popular shade and I didn't want to wait and it be sold out.  I thought it might be too light for me but it is fast becoming one of my favorite lip shades.  It is very sheer but that is what I like about it.  I love the subtle color and I like pairing it with Strictly Plutonic. 

Love it!

That's all I purchased.  Did you haul from this collection?  What did you get?

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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture #7 Le Fuchsia

Jul 4, 2012

After picking up quite a few neutral lipsticks I decided to add some color to my life.  I love bright pink and purple lipsticks so I thought YSL's Le Fuchsia would be right up my alley.  I now love the Rouge Pur Couture formula.  I actually prefer it to the Rouge Volupte's and find that this formula last longer on me.  

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick
Shade Purchased:  #7 Le Fuchsia

$32 USD

Available at Saks

Although the packaging isn't as fancy as the Rouge Voluptes, it is still luxurious and pretty and I still like it a lot.  I will definitely purchase more shades in this formula as I have really been enjoying this shade.

This shade is so nice and I will definitely use this often.  Have you tried the Pur Couture formula?  Do you prefer it to the Rouge Volupte?

Check out my entire YSL haul below if you like!

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