Sunday, 24 May 2015

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner Review

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner Review in Midnight Cowboy and ACDC




Hey guys! Today I am reviewing a product that adds some sparkle and glam to any look - Urban Decay's Heavy Metal Glitter Liners.

I'm a pretty big fan of Urban Decay. I like most of their stuff. When I seen these glitter eyeliners I just had to try them. I figured as much as I love sparkle and glitter, I should have a couple of these!

Here's what I think!








Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liners in Midnight Cowboy and ACDC


The Heavy Metal Glitter Liners come in 7 different shades. I figured I should choose a more neutral color, like gold (Midnight Cowboy), but also wanted something brighter and more colorful too so I got the purple as well (ACDC).

Here are all 7 colors:













A lot of people complain of glitter eyeliners causing their eyes to sting and tear up. The Urban Decay ones are known for not causing this common issue. Something about the formula makes them more gentle on sensitive eyes. I myself have sensitive eyes and these don't bother me at all!

The base is clear and the glitter is super fine. You can wear this as a thin (or thick) line on your lids, you can use it in the inner corners or lower lashline for a pop of sparkle, and you can also wear this all over your lid on top of another shadow (you just paint it on).



 
ACDC

These don't seem to dry immediately but still pretty fast. There is tons and tons of glitter in them too so when you apply it, you don't have to go over it a million times like other glitter liners that I have used. You still need to paint over a line a few times usually until it's solid enough, but there have been times that I got enough glitter in just one swipe.

Midnight Cowboy is a gorgeous gold shade, which pretty much goes with any look. And ACDC is a bright, beautiful purple (my favorite color). I love both. They really show up and sparkle so much. They exceeded my expectations and I ended up loving these more than I thought I would.








The brush is not too flimsy and not too firm, it's just perfect. It is also super thin, which makes it easy to apply. What I am really impressed with is the fact that the glitter does not BUDGE all day. You would think little pieces would eventually flake off. Nope. Not with these! It stays on all day and looks beautiful.

A cool fact about these as well is that they contain Cucumber and Peach Extract to condition the skin, and Carrot Extract to smooth and soften.

Here are a couple of eye looks I created using Midnight Cowboy. Sorry I don't have any photos yet of ACDC on me, but I will try and get one up soon to add to this post!







Swatches: Midnight Cowboy and ACDC


I love love love these glitter liners! They are a great way to incorporate a little glitter into your look. In both of the eyelooks I just subtlety added them. Not too glittery but enough that you can see it and enough that it adds a nice accent to the shadows. As I mentioned too, they can be applied all over the lid. So instead of using glitter glue and glitter, sometimes you could just paint this stuff on and get the exact same effect!

I definitely recommend these glitter eyeliners. I think they are excellent quality and I love that they stay on all day and don't move off my lids. They are gorgeous and very suitable for those with touchy eyes.

You can get these liners at Sephora and also on the Urban Decay website.


Ingredients: Water, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, PVP, Phenoxyethanol, Polyurethane-11, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Methylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber/Concombre) Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot/Carotte) Root Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach/Pêche) Fruit Extract.


Have you tried Urban Decay's Heavy Metal Glitter Liners? I'd love to hear what you think of them! Comment below!


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Saturday, 9 May 2015

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Review

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation Review in Porcelain and Natural Ivory




Hi my loves! As you  might already know, Maybelline is one of my favorite drugstore brands. I just find I always end up gravitating toward their foundations over other drugstore brands, I guess because they have just worked for me in the past. 

Maybelline has come out with some new Fit Me foundations. Today I am reviewing the Fit Me Foundation in the Matte & Poreless variety. 

Lets get started!








Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

So Maybelline's original Fit Me Foundation has been out for some time now. It became a favorite of many and was very popular. I myself actually hadn't tried it, as I was already using some other foundations, including the Maybelline Age Rewind and Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse (which I both liked). Anyhow, I figured it was high time I started using a different foundation and really wanted to try something new. After many years of using especially the Age Rewind, I wanted to try something different. I just find the coverage wasn't super great anymore as compared to some other foundations I was sampling and a few other small things that were making me not as crazy about it anymore (but nothing major, I still use it!). So I heard about these new Fit Me Foundations. There are two new types: Matte & Poreless (for normal to oily skin) and Hydrate & Smooth (for normal to dry skin). I decided to try the Matte & Poreless, because my skin is neither dry or oily, it's just normal, and it also does tend to be shiny sometimes due to my moisturizer, so I figured the M&P would be the best fit.








Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation


The Fit Me foundations are of course designed to "fit" every skin color. They have a large variety of shades (16 colors) and they provide a very natural, light finish (while still giving great coverage).

I ended up with two shades of the Matte & Poreless - Porcelain and Natural Ivory. My skin is quite fair but Porcelain is actually way too light for me (gives me that deathly look). Natural Ivory is basically the perfect shade and matches me perfectly (so happy for that, because it's rare!). You might wonder why I even have the Porcelain shade then. Well, I like it because I love the foundation so much, that I wanted a shade that I could use to mix in with other foundations that tend to be a little too dark. Sometimes some of my foundations just don't suit me perfectly so I have to do a bit of mixing, and just adding a teeny drop of the Porcelain can make a slightly too dark color the right shade.








Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation


The Matte & Poreless Foundation has blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil, to give that airbrushed, matte appearance. It has a skin-texture and skin-tone matching formula.

I LOVE this foundation. It is lightweight, and blends beautifully. I like to use mainly a beauty blender/beauty sponge, but it also applies wonderfully with a brush too. It melts right into the skin and gives a "second skin" effect. It's thin but it covers so well. I am very happy with the coverage of this (I'd say it's more of a medium to full), and it's also buildable. So, if you want more coverage, you can keep adding, and it will be full, and it won't look cakey. That's another thing about this foundation that I am loving - no cakiness, at all. A lot of "matte" foundations and just foundations in general tend to settle into creases and get that cakey look. Not this one! I find most foundations give you creases on your face where you don't even have them without foundation on (gosh I hate that) but this one doesn't do that to me. It really does give a very smooth look to the skin and hides pores. My pores aren't big, but they aren't super tiny either, and many foundations have accentuated them, even ones that claim to fill pores. This foundation is amazing. It's not often I say this about a foundation because it's hard to find the perfect one. I don't know if this could be classified as perfect, but it's definitely near-perfect! Not to mention, at drugstore prices, you can't go wrong.





Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation

I like that there is no SPF in this (I'm not super crazy on foundations with SPF, I like to just use my own sunscreen when I want to and it's better not to have SPF for photos as it can cause flashback) and there is no fragrance (as there never is with Maybelline foundations). It doesn't bother my fussy skin at all.

There is one little downfall to this foundation, and that is that it oxidizes on your face after a while and gets a little bit darker. I don't seem to have this issue with my other Maybelline foundations. I just notice that it slightly oxidizes, but it's not enough that it makes me not want to use it, because this is by far my favorite right now and it's my go-to foundation. All you have to do is get a color that may be slightly lighter than your skin or if you don't mind it getting just a teeny bit darker near the end of the day, then you're good. It honestly is not bothering me at all, especially since the shade I use is a perfect match so it doesn't make much difference when it oxidizes.






 Swatches: Porcelain and Natural Ivory



So this foundation gets a huge two thumbs up from me! I can be quite picky about my foundations and this one is excellent. I have heard that even those with drier skin types have been using the Matte & Poreless, as it's not drying whatsoever and gives such a nice application on the skin. And I have also heard great things about the Hydrate & Smooth. Those with drier skin or those looking for a more dewy finish would probably love that one. My skin is already quite dewy so I just don't want more dewiness. There are also pressed powders for each of these varieties and I bet they are great.

If you are looking for a new foundation that makes your skin look beautiful and is lightweight but has great coverage, you should check this one out! It's wonderful!

You can get this foundation HERE 


Ingredients: Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat., Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, PEG-20, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Methylparaben, Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopherol, Butylparaben, Aluminum Hydroxide, Alumina, Silica, Glycerin.


Have you tried the new Fit Me Foundations? If so, what did you think? What is your favorite foundation? Let me know in the comments below!


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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Blog Anniversary GIVEAWAY!

Younique 3D Mascara (& other goodies) Blog Anniversary GIVEAWAY!



Hi everyone! Earlier this month, it was Everything Beauty's 2 Year Anniversary! I thought it would be really fun to have a Giveaway to celebrate and I am super excited. I love you guys and I am so grateful for all of you who read my posts, who take the time to leave comments, give me all those +1s and Likes and chat with me thru social media. All of those little things make me very happy!

So the main giveaway item is a Younique Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara. This product is amazing and you can check out my review post HERE. Along with that are some other goodies. Here's what you could win!




Here are a couple of photos of an opened Younique 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara that I already have:






This product is awesome. It's a natural mascara set that gives you a false-lash appearance, without the mess of glue. One tube is the Transplanting Gel and the other the Natural Fibers. On my review post you can read lots more about this stuff. It's a very one of a kind mascara system.

This is the one for the Giveaway, brand new and sealed:






Some other goodies included as part of the Giveaway are these little guys! A mini Origins Planscription Anti-aging cream, a mini Clinique All About Eyes De-puffing Eye Massage Serum, and a mini Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer. I love all of these.



 




There is also a 14g Dove Go Sleeveless Antiperspirant, a 1mL Dior J'adore Perfume, and a full-size Revlon Nail Polish in the shade Sparkling (it's a beautiful pink glittery sparkly polish).




Everything is of course 100% brand new. I can't wait to reveal the winner!

The Giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada. It begins today, which is Sunday, April 26th, and it is 2 weeks long, ending on Sunday, May 10th. I will contact the winner the day the Giveaway ends.

Be sure to enter in all of the possible ways with the widget below for extra chances! Good Luck everyone! And have a fantastic, beautiful day!

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Urban Decay Naked 3 Review

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Review




Hi lovelies! So you might remember my Urban Decay Naked 2 review back in the day. I love that palette. Then, out comes the Naked 3. I wasn't sure if I was gonna get it at first.. the colors were so ME and I was really tempted. But I kept thinking, "do I really need this?". I am obsessed with all things rose gold and the thought of a rose gold neutral palette made my heart sing. So..... needless to say, my makeup junkie self ended up buying into the hype and got it.

Here's what I think and if it was worth it or not!






Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette


The Naked 3 Palette consists of 12 rosey-pink-gold neutral shades that have never been seen before and are exclusive to the Naked 3 Palette. They are stunning and each shade is very unique.

Almost all of the colors have some kind of a pinkyness to them, except for the ones that get closer to the end, which are darker and cooler tones, which go perfectly with the pinks.

I love the box this palette came in.




 Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette with Primer Potion samples


Original, Eden, Sin and Anti-Aging Primer Potion samples




The palette came with 4 decent sized samples of the Urban Decay Primer Potions (eye primers). Surprisingly I have never tried the Primer Potions before as I always use the Too Faced eyeshadow primer so it was nice to give these to try - and I loved them!

The palette itself comes in such a beautiful case. It's rose gold and "art-inspired" with nice facets and ridges all along the outside. It has a nice big mirror inside and it's strong and sturdy.








Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette


Here are descriptions of each shade in the palette:

Strange: pale neutral pink matte-satin
Dust: pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter
Burnout: light pinky peach satin
Limit: light dusty rose matte
Buzz: metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter
Trick: light metallic pink copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle
Nooner: medium pinky brown matte
Liar: medium metallic mauve shimmer
Factory: pinky brown satin
Mugshot: metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift
Darkside: deep taupe purple satin
Blackheart: smokey black matte with rosy red micro sparkle

I just love these colors. Not only do they have the great quality that I would expect from Urban Decay, but they are so unique and unlike other shadows that I have.






Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

I've got several favorites in this palette. I love Strange all over the lid. It's also so soft and satiny. I almost always use this color to set my eye primer, it's perfect and also makes a great brow bone highlight. Limit is a wonderful transition color above the crease but I find it's not quite dark enough for right in the crease so I use Nooner for the crease and also as a transition shade as well. I love Nooner, it's the perfect crease and transition color (it's a pinky brown), and it gets used with every look I create from this palette. Dust is lovely all over the lid and in the inner corners of the eye and the inner lower lashline. It's so pretty and sparkly. I also like adding it as a topcoat over other shadows or just putting some in the center of the lid over another shadow. I also love Burnout, it's one of my favorites for all over the lid. Buzz and Trick are equally awesome and so vibrant. For the darker colors Factory is a favorite in the outer corner and crease, as well as Darkside and Blackheart. They are all so unique and there's this almost purpleyness going on with some of those darker shades. I just love it. Blackheart also makes a great liner. I find they all go together so beautifully and you can create endless looks with this palette. I completely adore the shades.




 Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette


double ended brush that comes with the palette

The brush that comes with this palette is excellent. I have lots of brushes that I use so I didn't think I would bother with this one, but I do use it and I think it's really good quality.

The colors do not crease on me at all and they are loaded with pigment. There is of course a little bit of fallout with shades like Dust, because it's very glittery. But they are mostly very smooth in texture, very soft and creamy. They last all day and I love how these shades look on my eyes (I have green eyes and pinks complement green really well).


Swatches:









Some of the swatches don't even do the colors justice. For instance, Blackheart (the very last color) has beautiful flecks of rose-red in it, but it doesn't seem to pick up on camera. Also Darkside has some pink-purple in it, but it's not quite as detectable in photos. All of the colors are amazing! The quality is perfection.

You can create subtle soft looks with this, and also really dramatic smokey eyes too.


Eyeshadow Look:

I created this look using Limit, Nooner, Strange, Trick, Buzz, Factory and Darkside


I totally recommend this palette and it was well worth the money. I use the palette always, and I mean ALL the time. I have many favorites in my makeup collection, many favorite eyeshadows and many favorite palettes and this is one of them. And that being said, it is also the one palette that I would bring with me on a deserted island if I had to choose, because I seriously couldn't live without this! 

I also can create looks quicker with this than many of my other palettes. It's definitely a go-to and one I often use if I don't have as much time as well, because I just find it so easy and the colors so perfect and no matter what the looks always seem to come out good and the shades blend so well. The colors just seem to suit both my eye color and skin tone and I couldn't be happier with this palette. I am so glad I got it because it's definitely my favorite of the three Naked Palettes and my staple. Urban Decay did an awesome job with this one. 

You can get this palette HERE 


Ingredients: Darkside: Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer.Dust: Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer.Factory: Talc, PTFE, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer.Nooner: Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid.Limit/Strange: Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid.Buzz: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer.Blackheart: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. Trick: Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer. Liar: Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer. Burnout: Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer. Mugshot: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer.


Do you have any of the Naked palettes? Which one is your favorite? I'd love to hear from you. Comment below!


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