Friday, June 9, 2017

Reviewed: Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 - The Lover

I love, love, love the Marc Jacobs' Beauty (MJB) eyeshadow formula. They are honestly 
some of the very best out there in my opinion and for $59 they had better be. However I did swoop this up during the VIB Sale, so I didn't pay full price...thankfully! I've had my eye on this MJ palette for a while and I just couldn't decide if these tones were worth it. Then winter started to wind down in NW Washington and things started to bloom and I guess you could say I caught the spring fever.
The Style Eye-Con No.7 - The Lover is like flower petals and warm pink toned sun beams were popped into a palette and I'm obsessed! If you've been a reader of my blog or known me for a while, you know that I am a warm toned, red, burgundy, grungy eye makeup kinda gal, but this is so fresh and lovely that I have strayed away. 
The shadows in the 7 shade palette scream Marc Jacobs. It remind me a lot of his Daisy Perfume campaign color palettes and I can't get enough. The mattes are so easy to blend and the metallics are buttery to the touch. With MJB the price is not all about the name, but is high quality and performance. 

1 This is a very bright white/pink tone that is an amazing matte inner corner and brow highlight.
2 This is a light rose gold metallic shade that has a lot of light reflection.
3 Is a cool toned light/medium, matte brown with champagne glimmer in it.
4 A matte petal pink that is creamy and easy to blend.
5 This is a copper toned rose gold that is very buttery and looks great as an all over lid shade.
6 This is a slightly warmer petal pink that is a more subdued metallic. It is very pretty but probably the shadow I dip into least.
7 This is a very cool toned brown, perfect for adding depth to all these pinks and golds. It's very pigmented and a little goes very far.
All of the shadows are gorgeous and have a luxury feel to them. The packaging is, of course, sleek and sexy, as it is with all MJB products! These palettes are ideal for travel as they are so small and yet have plenty of shadows to choose from!
These shadows would work lovely for any eye color though it really brings out the hazel tones in my green eyes. I do think the matte pink shades would only work for up to light/medium toned skin due to how cool and pigmented the shades are it could make the skin look ashy rather than highlighted if it was on the deeper end. Of course there are lots of other palettes in the range that would totally work for my deeper toned gals too. 
I am truly obsessed with this palette and I see it taking me through the spring/summer months as I have been loving the fresh faced look. 

What do you think of this palette? What is your favorite look for the warmer months? Tell me 
in the comments below and we'll have a chat about it. Can't wait to hear from you!!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

My First Warby Parker Experience!

So I've had my eye on Warby Parker for a while and I got an vision check up and received a 
new prescription and decided now was the time! I don't know how many cities have a Warby Parker stores, but Seattle has one at U-Village. I went in and had an amazing experience with the staff and loved a ton of the styles they had. If you live in the area and can go into the U-Village location and have George help you he's a 10/10! If there isn't a store near you, you can have Warby Parker, for free, ship you 5 pairs of glasses to try on and send back with your pick after picking out some frames you like on there site.
Who is Warby Parker? Well for an in-depth look click the link, but to sum it up, it was founded by a group of students who were dissatisfied with the high cost of glasses and saw a need. Nearly 15% of the world's population does not have access to glasses, this means they can't work or learn due to a lack of sight. This holds people back of course and why should prescription glasses cost so much, well, they don't have to. 
Warby Parker glasses Start at $95 with prescription lenses. But what's more is that they partner with charities to give glasses to someone in need every time you pick up a pair, helping to get vision to the almost 1 billion people who don't have access to glasses. Talk about games changers. They also give you the forms to get reimbursed for your glasses if you do have insurance.

To top all that off style is not compromised. All their glasses are designed in house which helps keep costs lower for you and they listen to what styles you want to see...or rather see through! They also have sunglasses that you can get with or without prescription lenses.
The frames I went with are the Haskell Eyeglasses in Crystal & Blue Jay. They were a total cost of $145 and were shipped to my house for free. This frame has 5 choices of colors that give this clear frame a pop. I loved how they let my eyes and makeup still be the star and show my brows off as well. I feel like they become part of my face rather than just sitting on top. I wanted to get a quirkier frame this time for a lighter look! I am proper obsessed and love these paired with a bright lip and a neutral eye!

Have you heard of Warby Parker? Does it sound like something you'd be interested in when picking
up your next pair of glasses? Tell me in the comments! And yes, if you are a regular reader, I did get a new tattoo on my chest/shoulder. 

PS: This is not sponsored, though I'd be down for it because I 100% believe in companies that are making the would better, more kind, and still making a profit for their work. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Reviewed: Urban Decay Metalized Lipstick in Trance

Sephora recently had their 15% off Sale for VIB members and of course I had to get in on that. I 
picked up a couple palettes (more on that to come) and this lipstick. I always want to pick up bold shades when lipstick shopping but when online shopping I tend to be a bit more daring, and for me, a nude is more daring. haha 
Urban Decay has always been one of my favorite lipstick brands and with their new massive range there are so many formulas and colors to choose from. I ended up going with Trance; described as a nude-mauve shimmer on Sephora website I would venture to say there is a bit more warmth to this than that. There is a peachiness that is not represented online. 

I probably wouldn't have ordered it had I seen the word peach though, because peach usually washes me out and makes me look a little sickly. This one has enough pink to it that it actually works well for me and I don't have anything like it, which was my new year's resolution, to only buy makeup I don't already have 10 of. If you're reading this you probably understand what I mean!
This is definitely the most hydrating and comfortable shimmering lipstick I've ever worn. I wore it all day and my lips were hydrated and soft at the end of the day, this is due to the amazing formula which has Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Illipe Butter, and Vitamins E and C.
This lip color works with a smokey eye or with a soft spring makeup look. I am super into this shade and would highly recommend the formula to anyone looking for a new lipstick.

Have you tried any of the Urban Decay lipsticks? What's your favorite shade? Tell me in the 
comments, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Reviewed: Marc Jacobs Beauty Spotlight Glow Stick - Glistening Illuminator

This is a product I've had my eye on for what has got to be over a year. I love Marc Jacobs Beauty
and knew it looked gorgeous when I had seen it used, but I had other cream highlights and well $42 is not chump change. haha In the end, as it tends to go, I picked up the Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator and that is ALL I picked up. 
The packaging looks like the most luxe deodorant you've ever seen, but makes sense for the formula. The pure white with black lettering feels and looks as though it matches the price tag attached. I actually think the packaging is really nice for travel because I feel I'd more likely pop this in my bag for an on the go glow touch up than a traditional highlighter/illuminator.
But what it really all comes down to is how the product preforms on the job and this did not let me down. I like a strong glow but ere on the side of a wet look over a foiled look. I just love it when skin looks healthy and any highlight that adds to that look I love.
I jokingly called this a Patrick Ta (<---Instagram linked if you don't know what I'm talking about, take a look.) highlighter because it gives the skin that look that he is so well known for when doing makeup. It just makes you look like the healthiest, most beautiful version of yourself. 

It doesn't feel heavy and even works well on top of set, powdered foundation, though I usually pop it on after I use a setting spray for best results if you use powder. It makes any powder highlight you put on top look even more beautiful. I just have nothing bad to say about this Illuminator. 

It has a mixture of pearly gold and silvery pigments that make it work for "all skin tones". It is a sheer formula which also lends to it's universal quality because you're getting a wet look glow rather than a pigmented, colored glow and by using both cool and warm toned metallics it adds flexibility throughout skin tones. 

Over all, I really love this highlighter and it has pushed my number-one-go-to-cream-highlight to the side and has become my new love. Expect to see this in most of my tutorials in the near future because it is magical. I'd say this review is more of a rave!

Have you tried this or anything else to die for from Marc Jacobs Beauty that I should try next?
tell me in the comments. What type of highlight look do you go for? I love chatting with you so let me know!