Monday, June 27, 2011

Pigmentation To Da Max

My only Urban Decay palette is hands down one of my favorites. I loooooove it. The pigmentation of this palette is flippin' crazy!! I've done so many different looks with this palette I can't even believe nine colors could go so far!! I can't remember the name of the palette (sorry :/) but I would say just to pick up whatever palette you like best from Urban Decay. I've used it for Halloween makeup, everyday, and special occasions. I LOVE IT! The next palette I am uber excited to purchase is the Naked palette. I'm sure you've all heard of it or seen it because it is just so beautiful. I'll tell you how much I love it when I get. The picture is the palette I have...again I have completely forgotten what it's called but it is amazing. The colors do seem a little crazy but I think it's awesome for pretty much any kind of look.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Shadow Bases 'n' Stuff

Urban Decay's Primer Potion-5/5

My number one eyeshadow base will forever and always be Urban Decay's Primer Potion. I love it!! It makes your eyeshadows stay on forever and it makes them so bright and beautiful. That's actually the first eyeshadow base I had ever tried so I guess I'm a little bias but it's honestly the best base I have ever tried, though I haven't tried many. Go buy it right now!! I have only tried the original but I'm sure the other ones are just as fantastic. 
 Urban Decay Primer Potion

Too Faced Shadow Insurance-3/5

The main reason I can't give this product a lower rate is because I honestly love this brand. Their eyeshadows are beautiful and everything by them is just so fantastic. Except their eyeshadow base. It's too gooey and it really doesn't do anything to make the colors look better. I don't personally think it held my eyeshadow for as long as Urban Decay's. It's okay, it definitely holds them longer than not using a base but I really just don't see the point if the colors don't stand out. If feels like it just blends into my skin and it doesn't actually do anything to benefit my eyeshadow. It definitely feels good on the lid which is a definite plus. As I said before, it definitely holds but it's just not the best product I've used. I don't think it's worth the price but it's okay, I guess. I would say for you to try it though, because some people love it and some people just don't like it very much. 
 Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Sally Hansen's Fast Fix Eyeshadow Base-3.6/5

Like how I mixed up my rating there? Well anyway, I think this product is good, just not GREAT. I was surprised that a drugstore shadow base could hold the shadows as well as it did. I give it higher than Too Faced because it is very cheap. I don't know the exact price but it's somewhere between $6-$8, compared to Too Faced which is $19, I believe. My two main problems are that it's a bit thick and it's an odd color. It's kind of sticky when you put it on so you can't use that much or your shadow will just blend with the primer. Like I said, it's an odd color and with some shadows I feel like it might discolor them a bit. It does hold my shadow all day and it makes the colors pop and look great. I would say that if you want something cheaper with pretty good quality, buy this one. This is the only drugstore shadow base I've tried so I'll definitely get back to you guys on some better ones that could be awesome. 
 Sally Hansen Fast Fix Eyeshadow Base


I would give NYX single eyeshadows 4/5.

great pigmentation
gorgeous shimmer
blends well
goes on easily
worth the money

tons of fallout

So, my first makeup review!!! I'm so excited!! Okay, so I thought I should try NYX cosmetics because I've only heard great things about it. I know, I am totally late on this craze but I'm also new on this makeup thing. I only have to colors and they're both single eyeshadows. I can tell you right now that I am in love!! I don't think they're the BEST eyeshadows I've ever had but I do like them. Considering they are a drugstore brand I think they are completely amazing. My main issue is that they are incredibly messy. Every time I swipe my brush in the shadow it just spreads all over the place. The colors are very pigmented and very soft. I only got two because it was my first time buying this brand. Both the of the colors I bought are "frosty" which I like a lot. They're not over sparkly but they do have quite a bit of shimmer. I'll have to try a couple matte ones to see if there is as much fallout but for now I definitely like them. One of the main reasons I wanted to try this brand is because I've heard a lot of people say that NYX is comparable to MAC. I'm not going to lie, I would not compare the two brands. In my opinion, MAC is still a little bit more opinion and a little less messy. I will definitely keep buying NYX products because I have definitely fallen in love.
 The first color I got is Rust. LOVE IT....It is an absolutely gorgeous color and I would recommend you all go out and get this color.  
 The second color I got was Sensual. It looks brown but it's actually a very deep purple. Absolutely beautiful and looks great with tons of colors. LOVE!! GO BUY!! 

The Recreation

This blog will no longer be silly and pointless. This will now be a fashion blog. I know, sill right? Well anyway, I'll be reviewing makeup, explaining new products, and do monthly favorites. I know this seems silly but if I don't have a point for this blog it will just stay here with no new posts. I haven't posted since February because I just have nothing that interesting to say about my life. I feel like everyone should have a blog about something they know a lot about. I wouldn't say I know a lot about makeup or fashion but I feel like I have a pretty valid opinion on a lot of things. So, I think I'll keep up my old posts because this did seem like a good idea when I made it. I keep up on my Peace Blog the most so please visit that. Also, I made a blog just to test some features. I have literally never used it so now I think I'm going to recreate that into another kind of review thing for other things like movies, books, and all that stuff. I'll keep updates on that and please, if you read this FOLLOW BOTH OF MY BLOGS. I really have no life so I feel like you should encourage my use of time and such. Maybe at some point I will be able to just combine all three of these blogs but at this point I feel like they're better as separate things.
Love Always,
Fabulous Killjoy. :D