Monday, November 9, 2009

Eyeko mascara review

This mascara is a part of the limited edition Eyeko Couture line so if I were you, I would get my hands on this baby before it's gone for good!

First of all, I love the packaging. Purple is one of my favorite colors and I love the little silver design on the tube. It's so pretty and very nice to look at and it looks beautiful in my train case. Now I'll describe the actual beauty of the product result, rather than just the container...

I love the design of how the wand comes out of the tube, usually I find myself having to wipe off the wand with a tissue because most mascaras tend to deposit way too much product on the wand! But then when I wipe it, all that extra product gets wasted! However, when I pull the brush out, it kind of does that part for me but there's no product waste! It gives you exactly what you need and you can add more, but there won't really be any waste at the time of application. That factor alone made this mascara stand out amongst the others I have tried.

This mascara passed my 'side view' test. Before I continue, I should probably explain that little test I conduct of mascaras. After I apply mascara, I hold a mirror to the side of my head and I look at my eyelashes from a side view. "Magic Mascara" passes the 'side view' test. You should try it out for yourself the next time you apply mascara, it really does help. Sometimes when I don't have a mirror handy but want to see how my mascara is holding up, I snap a picture with my camera phone of my eyelashes from a "bird's eye" view. Eyeko's "Magic Mascara" did very well with that test as well. I highly recommend this.

Check out Eyeko's website here!

Until next time,

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sp3ctrum review

I love when a brand not only delivers high quality products but also gives back to a cause. A childhood friend of mine had an autistic brother, so I really think it's awesome that 30% of proceeds from purchased items marked as "ɐ spectrum" go to Autism Research & Education! Way to go, sp3ctrum! Okay, now I'll get onto the review:

Oh snap, I think M.A.C pigments have some serious competition! I was convinced no other brand would tear me from my beloved M.A.C but I think Spe3ctrum might be my 'pigment' mistress...These pigments feel so light on your skin and can be used as a highlight, used with a damp brush for an eyeliner, an all-over wash of color on your lid, or even in your crease to add depth and dimension! I love the fact that even people with the most sensitive of skin can wear these gorgeous pigments, I know so many girls who have chronic skin problems and they want to wear makeup but most makeup irritates their skin. Of course, I was far from shy from spreading the word to them...and now let me spread the word to YOU!

You can browse by color family, and/or by your eye color!
Check out the full list here!

From L to R: Caution, Midas, Go!, Glacierz, Mocha Mojo

Seriously, how gorgeous are these colors?! Caution is a perfect stand alone yellow color, I love to use it for inner corner with my green eyeshadows. Midas tops Caution beautifully adding the most gorgeous golden sheen imaginable. Go! is a stunning frosty turquoise. Have you seen (discontinued) fan favorite M.A.C eyeshadow in Parrot? Okay, take that color and add about 100x watts of beautiful light sheen and there's your color! Glacierz is a gorgeous light blue that reminds me of Cinderella's light blue gown after a visit from her apparently stylish Fairy Godmother! It makes a gorgeous wash of color on my lid and pulls out the golden flecks in my light brown eyes! Mocha Mojo is a stunning color. When I first swatched it on my hand, I was in LOVE. I mix a pinch of it with my mineral bronzer and the effect it gives to the apples of my cheeks is out of this world, like intergalactic chicness!

I tried taking swatches of these gems with my cell phone camera because my digital camera broke, but that does NOT give it justice. If you would like to see some swatches, check out Niki's awesome review.

Check out Sp3ctrum ASAP! Put checking out this brand at the top of your "beauty to-do" list!

Whoa, sorry it's been such a long time! I've been having lots of health problems lately and been practically living at hospitals and doctors office and physical therapy for the past several weeks but I'm going to catch up! I promise!

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