Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara - This has been reformulated and from what I can tell, almost everything about this product is different. The brush is different and more consistent with a spiky, rubber brush ala CoverGirl Lashblast. BF is blacker than I remember and I *believe* it now is a tubing mascara, which makes the product buildable and volumizing. I love using it to give myself eyelashes a la Emma Watson in the November issue of British Elle because it layers a treat without clumping while giving length, curl and super thickness. I prefer to layer it thrice over from root to tip, let it dry for a moment or two, and then layer some more, making sure to get the tips of the lashes coated. Once fully dry, it's absolutely budgeproof/ sweatproof.
|Image courtesy of Sephora.com|
Urban Decay Afterglow Cream Highlighter in Sin - This is a huge favorite when transitioning to summer makeup, I love the glow it gives to my brow bone and cheekbones. Sin is a beautiful champagne color and on yellow-y skin tones it blends in to a yummy candlelight sheen. I really also dig Moonbeam for a hot pink funky unexpected highlight that works well to keep minimal makeup interesting.
Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 in Sand - This is my favorite foundation. It's more coverage than a traditional tinted moisturizer but still sheer enough that my skin looks like skin. You can wear it dewy for an effortless look or dress it up with a finishing powder for a matte-er effect. This product moisturizes my skin and soothes it without becoming too dewy with extended wear or sinking into my pores.
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hour Wear Cream Eyeshadow - This is meh. I've tried the orange shade (Fierce & Tangy?) and the electric purple one (I'm unsure of the name). They're good for locking already super vibrant shades in place like MUFE #92 or MAC Off the Page, but they don't add anything to the colors either. If you aren't using a crazy bright shadow on top of it, it tends to be a muddy, sheer, sticky, pastel color.
|This is what Maybelline Color Tattoo wishes it did. Like seriously wishes.|
Future Mail Calls
- a-England - I ordered three nailpolishes, and I'm not telling because I want to blog about them... :D. My nails have been something of a recent point of pride, I've gotten them grown out and shaped very nicely. I also have perfected how I apply nailpolish and now no longer look like I Jackson Pollacked my hand. I feel my nails are totally ready for some luxe British nail varnish.
|I feel like this logo deserves a HUZZAH!|
Favorite Song Right Now
- Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) by Silversun Pickups - I'm not sure what it is about this song, but it absolutely chills me out and make me reminisce of this bathroom from Elementary School where I actually played Bloody Mary and scared myself silly, even though she's not real (I think). But it's very awesome :).
- Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig - I follow a lot of authors on Twitter and Mr. Wendig (@ChuckWendig) of Terrible Minds, is one. I purchased his book sight unseen because I saw a tweet of his, and I am not disappointed, if you like horror/urban fantasy you will appreciate this. I also tend to appreciate when male authors write female protagonists, mainly because I like to see how women are perceived by men. In a bit of irrelevancy, Blackbirds, as it were has a very good cover jacket, which is a bonus in my book, because I absolutely judge books by their covers.
|In a weird way, I covet her magpie hair.|