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Bury Me In Red Lipstick is Turning 2! It’s A Celebration! (ENDED)

Bury Me In Red Lipstick turns 2 October 26 so I thought I’d mark the occasion with my first giveaway.

Urban Decay Smoked Palette Zip

Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette has 10 shades you can combine to create all kinds of looks. This palette comes with a mini Urban Decay Primer Potion and a full size 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Perversion. It also comes with a booklet to with detailed instructions to recreate some suggested smokey eye looks. Continue reading Bury Me In Red Lipstick is Turning 2! It’s A Celebration! (ENDED)

Budget Friendly Eyeshadow Primer From Black Radiance

When it comes to eyeshadow primers some are cult-faves for a reason. They move from being a splurge to being a necessity in spite of price. However, we don’t all want to pay that price and lucky for us budget friendly alternatives to those cult-faves exist.

Black Radiance Perfecting Eye Primer
Black Radiance Perfecting Eye Primer

This is Black Radiance Perfecting Eye Shadow Primer and at $3.99 is worth a shot if the more expensive primers give you sticker shock.

I snagged this from my local Wal-Mart Wednesday morning and it works. It made my eyeshadow more intense. It didn’t crease. It didn’t fade. It also absorbed into my lid rather than just sit on top.

I used the Ulta eyeshadow in Galaxy to test the product. I figured if it can work with a cheaper shadow then the more expensive ones should be fine. One eye was primed while the other one wasn’t. After about four hours the eyeshadow that wasn’t primed started to fade while the other eyeshadow was still intact.

This is my right eye with primer.
This is my right eye with primer.
without black radiance eye primer
This is my left eye without the primer

I kept it on for another hour and had to take it off because I didn’t want to pick up my children sporting unblended and fading eyeshadow. The non-primed eye wiped away easily with a make-up wipe. My primed eye took a little bit more effort so I know that eyeshadow was sticking to the primer.

Overall I’m happy with the purchase. As much I love the expensive products finding something works for a fraction of the price is still great.

Eye Primer by Black Radiance

Will you give Black Radiance Perfecting Eye Shadow Primer a go? What’s your go-to eyeshadow primer?

Black Radiance Perfecting Eye Shadow Primer is available at Wal-Mart, Walgreens and whereever Black Radiance products are sold.

Love, Love, Love: Exumas Matte Multiple Review

The Nars Matte Multiples are turning into one of my favorite products. I picked it up Exumas last week but held off on testing it because I’ve been in a funk lately. Since that little cloud has passed I decided to check it out. BTW it feels good to be wearing some make-up.

NARS Matte Multiple - Exumas
Exumas Matte Multiple

Exumas is described as a pink apricot. I currently have Siam and Laos(Review and swatches) and this one is just as pretty. The Matte Mulitple can be used wet or dry and on the lips or cheeks. It’s easy to work with and you don’t need a lot to get the job done.

Exumas Swatch
Exumas Matte Multiple Swatch
Exumas blended
Exumas blended out
Exumas cheeks/lips
I put Exumas on my cheeks and with a lip gloss on top.
Nars Exumas Matte Multiple and Urban Decay Ultraviolet 24/7 Pencil
My eyeliner is Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Ultraviolet

There are 6 other Matte Multiples available and they retail for $39. They can be found at Sephora, narscosmetics.com and other retailers.

Are any of the Matte Multiples on your wish list? Leave a comment below.

Milani Eyeshadow Primer: A Bargain Eyeshadow Primer Alternative?

Milani Eyeshadow Primer $6.39 at CVS
Milani Eyeshadow Primer $6.39 at CVS

I was on the hunt for something new to try so I stopped in CVS and purchased a couple of things. One of those things was Milani Eyeshadow Primer. I’m generally an Urban Decay Primer Potion kind of girl, but I wanted to give this a shot. Drugstore brands have improved a lot so I wanted to see if this primer could compare to a more expensive brand.

I think the Milani Eyeshadow Primer is a legit alternative to UDPP or Too Faced Shadow Insurance. After 8 hours of wear my eyes look basically the same. The product is similar in texture and color to UDPP and TFSI so if you use either one or are on a budget this is worth a shot.  You’ll pay $6.39 for Milani’s primer versus paying anywhere from $12-$24 for UDPP or TFSI depending on size /or brand.

I applied the primer and eyeshadows from the Naked palette around 8:30 am. This is a couple hours after that.
I applied the primer and eyeshadows from the Naked palette around 8:30 am. This is a couple hours after that.
This is about 8 hours after initial application
This is about 8 hours after initial application

Once upon a time finding a drugstore product that was a similar quality to a department store product was wishful thinking. Now this doesn’t mean that they were terrible, but just that you could tell the difference between them. However, as time goes on the drugstore brands are catching up and maybe, just maybe leaving some of the department stores behind. Time will tell though.

Have you tried this primer? If use a more expensive brand do you think you’ll give this one chance?

Milani Eyeshadow Primer can be purchased at most drugstores and milanicosmetics.com

Another Naked 3 Look

I wanted to show this look with my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. Some people seem to love it and others seem to think the palette just okay. I like the palette but it’s definitely ranked at 3 compared to the original Naked palette and Naked 2.

Naked 3 with Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber
Naked 3 with Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber

Sidenote: Before I stopped on this shade of gloss I tried a sheer grape, sheer pink, and a reddish color. I’ve seen one woman pair it with black lipstick for an edgier look, but I didn’t want to do that. With all that said, what lipsticks, glosses, etc are you pairing with Naked 3?

#Sparkle31Days Eyeshadow Challenge

Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay
Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay

I come to you with another make-up challenge. This time it’s eyeshadow and it’s called #Sparkle31Days. From January 1st until January 31st Feminista Jonessex-positive writer, feminist, social worker, and make-up enthusiast wants you to show off your eyeshadow application via Instagram. If you love eye make-up, want to learn more or get reacquainted with eyeshadow this is for you.

RULES

1. Post a close up picture of eyelids every day(or as often as you can manage).

2. Provide information about brand, colors, name of color combination(if applicable), etc.

3. Give deets on any special technique you used if you did something cool!

4. Have fun and use the #Sparkle31Days hash tag for each pic.

I’m participating so I can put these products I’ve hoarded purchased to use. I hope you do too. Remember to use the hash tag #Sparkle31Days so everyone participating can see your gorgeous eyes.

So Much Urban Decay Nakedness

naked all

Urban Decay released their Naked 3 eyeshadow palette recently. I wanted to do a quick post and swatch Naked, Naked 2, and Naked 3. Just because I am a hoarder like make-up a lot and had to have all three doesn’t mean everyone else does. And eventhough most of us have access to all three in a store there’s nothing like seeing it on someone’s skin. I hope this can help someone out. Which Naked palettes do you have? Which ones do you think you’re going to buy?

naked all open
Apologies for the Naked and Naked 2 not looking as pristine as Naked 3
Naked (Original)
Naked (Original)
Naked 2
Naked 2
Naked 3
Naked 3

I Got Naked For The 3rd Time

Yes, you read the title correctly. I talked all that smack and bought Urban Decay’s Naked 3 anyway. What can I say, the hoarder in me won this round, but I’m still happy that I got it. I’m eager to play around with it. And it’s a top notch palette. I’m at a point now where I just feel like you can’t go wrong with an Urban Decay purchase, but that’s me.

Urban Decay did whip us up into a frenzy and that’s probably why it sold it out twice at urbandecay.com and is currently sold out at Sephora.com. It’s still at ulta.com though, just sayin. And if you decide to go to one of the Sephora or Ulta stores and one is sold out try the other one. I lucked out and got one from Ulta after finding out the Sephora in JCPenney in the same shopping center was sold out.

And now pictures…

I think it's purty. *swoon*
I think it’s purty. *swoon*
The case opens and closes like Naked 2 and I like the big mirror.
The case opens and closes like Naked 2 and I like the big mirror.
L to R: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory
L to R: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory
L to R: Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart
L to R: Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart

A few beauty bloggers have said that Naked 3 is black girl friendly and I agree. I doubt a lot of us need to worry about it not working for us across the board. I admit when I heard “rose-toned neutrals” I got apprehensive. I now think it was unwarranted. Even the lighter shades are workable. So if you’re on the fence, think about it in terms of whether or not you want/need it and not in terms of whether or not it’s going to work for you. It still may not, but I don’t think anyone is automatically setting themselves up for the downfall by purchasing this.

So did you get Naked again?

Urban Decay’s Naked 3 retails for $52 and can be found at urbandecay.com, Sephora, and Ulta

80^s Party Look

I have 80’s party this weekend and nothing says 80’s like some serious make-up. Since I’m not familiar with that type of make-up I did some browsing on youtube and found this video.

I decided to recreate this look with what I had and this is was I came up with.

Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay
Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay
Lips: Nars Jungle Red Lipstick and Nars Wonder Lip Gloss Cheeks: Mac Cosmetics Blunt Nars Exhibit A.
Lips: Nars Jungle Red Lipstick and Nars Wonder Lip Gloss Cheeks: Mac Cosmetics Blunt Nars Exhibit A.

I think it turned out well. I’m really happy with the blush, but I may go a bit harder with the eyeshadow and wing it out more. We’ll see. Let me know what you think.

***The final party look is here***

CONFIRMED: Naked 3 is Coming!

Urban Decay posted this video on their facebook page a couple of days ago.

So the rumors are true. There are no confirmed release dates yet. I’m willing to bet it will be after the new year, but who knows. We all know that Urban Decay makes great eyeshadows so I’m sure this palette will be just as good as the others. However, I’m still lukewarm on it.

You can head over to http://www.urbandecay.com/udemail to sign up for their emails and get details on the palette as they’re released.

Now that you know it’s confirmed will you be running out to buy it?