Sunday, June 28, 2009

my eyeshadow collection / opinions

This is my eyeshadow collection to some it might be a lot and to others it might not be
lets just say i went crazy for a while and bought a lot of eye shadows and now i'm trying to finish up everything
I will also talk a little about the eye shadows i own and what i feel about them

Estee lauder
all of the eyeshadows i own from them are the gift with purchase ones i don't see the point in buying their eyeshadows when i can get them for free because my mom uses their skincare line these eyeshadows are amazing their pigmented, smooth, the blend well, they hold true to the color on the pan.
Estee lauder is the higher line for the company that owns mac stila and estee lauder
these are so worth it the next time u see a deal for gift with purchases from estee lauder go for it it's worth the money for the stuff u get just the eyeshadow pallets are already worth the money ur spending to get the gift with purchase

this is my go to neutral eyeshadow pallet and the best thing is that it was a gift with purchase therefore i didn't pay for it
the eyeshadow right in the middle is my favorite eyeshadow it's the only one with a dent in it out of all the eyeshadows i own

top 4 eyeshadows on the left hand corner smoky pink
( the smoky pink retails for like $40 or $50 in a quad)
bottom roll berry ice, pink ice and cinnamon
top right going down:chocolate and tea biscuit

I haven't use this yet i'm not really a fan on matte eyeshadows but maybe i'll grow into it one day
adn it's kind of a back up in case i run out of that one color i love so much in the smoky pink

names on order of the shadow:
mulberry smoky pink center lavender
sugar cube smoky pink center berry ice

i think this pallet is so versatile because there are neutrals, then some darker colors and also highlighter

left to right
tea biscuit, plum pop, rose confetti( this is my highlight when i feel like using one it's more like a really light pale pink i think white is just too harsh for a highlight at least for me) pale moon, black moon ( this one can be a dup for Mac night divine also one of my other favorite colors) amethyst (a dark purple with a blue undertone) and sugar cube

clinique was my 1st eyeshadow brand
their no brainer u have a lid color and a crease color perfect for people who are starting out with makeup or want something easy to toss in your purse
their pigmented, smooth, but can be kind of messy because it sheds little when you try to pick up color from the pan
best of all is that it comes with an applicator that's pretty decent for touch ups of doing your makeup as a whole
all of cliniques eyeshadow come with a mirror both on the outside and inside talk about convince

This is my 1st eyeshadow i know i know blue for a first eyeshadow but what can i say i like blues
i barely use it now

something blue

this one is the perfect neutral eye makeup it's perfect in one kit easy to use and these a applicator one side is the sponge tip and the other side is a soft crease like brush (not depicted)
buttered bronze

I don't know what i was thinking when i bought this i don't even use it i think i was suckered in by the name
key lime pie

this one is also from a gift with purchase and it's basically the same quality as the ones being sold

stila is a love and hate with me i love their eyeshadows becasue their good quality and will last forever but i hate that i have to buy the container separately for the price i pay for the case ic an get a full eyeshadow somewhere else that pisses me off
quality of the eyeshadows are speech less non chalky pigmented and their color range to me is unique because i find so much pastel and girly colors from them

there's no name it's just a blue trio it makes an amazing smoky blue eye the packaging is cute but it's too bulky

bottom four
chime, evergreen
poppy, ebony
the one on top: key (when i saw this color i knew i had to have it it was so unique and pretty)

bare minerals
these were from my friend for my birthday she loves everything bare minerals i personally think it's too much work because their powder eyeshadows and that means their messy, u need to wet them for them to stay put, and just the fact that i wear contacts and i don't want it to fall into my eyes. i don't use these much i probably used them twice each and i had them for half a year already

celery and surprise

yes finally Mac i know some ladies out there really love mac but i'm just not one of them
their pretty good quality for the price don't get me wrong there are some mac eyeshadows that i love but they just don't make me go crazy
it also turns me off that they produce so much fall out all over my cheek

evening aura
knight divine (i love this dark charcoal grey color it's my go to color when i want to do a darker look it matches everything)

the mineralize duo the concept was awesome i loved the way it looked so i got 2 both are in the matialic family and purple family
these produce alot od fall outs i wore it one day and it was all over my cheek even with a primer
their highly pigmented i'll give u that

odd couple and polar opposites

mac eyeshadows depotted
1st column orb and soft brown matte (i hate these 2 colors i got these the 1st time i went to mac and the mua recommended these 2 colors for me and lets say i do not like them at all)
dream maker (this is a shimmery gold color it looks nice but it falls all over my cheeks)
I'm just not a fan of mac eyeshadows that's just me i don't want anyone to be offended or anything

Urban decay
urban decay is amazing when it comes to pallets when you do the math it's practically cheaper then mac but more then some drug store brands the quality is way better then drug store
highly pigmented, stays put, does not fall all over my cheeks, has unlimited numbers of looks

Delux shadow box $38+tax=around $40/9 that's like $4 it's crazy it';s cheep it's amazing save up for it it'll be worth your money in the long run

Nyx in my opinion is the best drug store eyeshadow out there their everything u'd want
their amazing dups for other higher end cosmetics

in the 2nd column coming in from the right side those 3 colors are the exact same dupe for dior eyeshadows if u had it in a dior packaging i would not be able to tell the difference i'll do a separate post on it after this

Baby blue, golden poppy
lime green, charcoal

frosted flake, slate, and iced mocha
barely there, champagne, root beer

Dior is my absolute love it's hands down the best eyeshadow out there in my opinion
it;s creamy goes on flawlessly blends like a dream
after using this quad nothing compare to it not even close
i got mine when sephoria was during their friends and family 25% off
original price: $58
discounted price: $44
price per eyeshadow: 8.80
Now thats a steal
wait fro deals and save up their worth and it'll save u money in the long run

tropical light

I only buy eyeshadow pallets now because their cheaper then buying single eyeshadow it's not like i'm going to finish anything soon so y not save myself come money

favorite to least favorite would be

Estee Lauder
Urban Decay

I know these are the higher end eyeshadows but when you get a good deal go for them because they are better quality i just feel safer using something with more of a guarantee becasue this stuff is going on my face expensive items are expensive for a reason their tested more becasue they have a name to live up to and they just cant risk damaging their name so they probably use better quality materials to produce their products

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Natural

Left: Medium (more pink)
Right: Light Medium (more yellow)
to me these kind of smell like honey

i love mineralize skin finishes because their so light and they made my skin so flawless or well it did when i had good skin now my chins hella nasty looking and I'm breaking out like crazy

you can use this product as a:

-finishing powder
-foundation if your skin is really nice
- if you get a darker color it can be used as a contouring powder

Thursday, June 18, 2009

posh brushes compaired to mac brushes

I got these Posh brushes a while back at bed bath and beyond i was so excited when i saw them.
I bought the travel set and the kabuki brush
they were pretty cheap i think they were each less then $20

I really like the quality of these brushes the quality of the handles were horrible though
for the duo brushes the tops popped off and super glued them back on and now they look really ugly but hey the quality of the brushes are amazing
it even comes with a little zip up pouch so u can bring them everywhere

i love this kabuki brush i was eying the mac one but it was way to expensive so when i found this one i was like i have to have this
this brush is so soft and dense I LOVE IT
i use it with my mac mineral skin finish and it's looks like i have nothing on my face at all

when i washed these brushes there was minimal shedding and it didn't turn my sink black
over all i love the quality and they are comparable to mac brushes so give them a try

Comparison time

(side view)

left: mac 129 SE powder/blush brush (from the holiday collection)
right: Posh powder brush

as i can see from the top view the mac brush is a lot bigger and it has more bristles
against my face the posh brush is actually softer by a little
i use these brushed for blush because i use my kabuki for powder

(top view)

left: mac 190 foundation brush
right: posh foundation brush

Personally i haven't used either brush because i don't use liquid foundation because i'm crazy and i don't like the thick feeling on my face and if i do use tinted moisturizer (once in a blue moon) i need fix + or i'll be paranoid for the rest of the day.

from what i can see the Posh brush is wider but the mac is more dense
the posh one is really flimsy whereas the mac one is more sturdy
their both the same when it comes to being soft

left: mac 239 shader brush
right: posh touch up brush

Their both eyeshadow brushes
i use the mac one everytime i use eyeshadow i love this brush and i would go nuts without it
size wise their exactly the same
the mac brush is more dense so it might pack on more color
the posh brush has less bristle but it's just as good as an eyeshadow brush
their both just as soft
i love both

if u want to spurge go for the mac it will last you forever i had it for about a year and it still looks brand new the logo and # came off though

left: mac 194 SE concealer brush
right: posh conceal brush

these 2 brushes look completely different
the mac one is longer and rounded
the posh one is pointed at the tip and a lot shorter
they both work just as well by using a patting motion
their both just as soft

(left to right)

1. mac 263 small angle brush
2. mac 266 SE small angle blush
3. posh eye liner brush

mac 263
this is one of my first mac brushes and i still use it for my blacktrack this brush is the smallest out of the 3 it's really good for eyelining the only downside is that if the brush is not wet enough it will poke u and hurt not alot but it's just unpleasant

mac 266
this is from the limited edition set and it's the thickest of the 3 it is impossible to line your eyes with this brush i use it to fill in my brows with a brow powder

posh eye liner
this brush is the softest out of the 3 and it's wider then the 263
this brush will not poke u no matter how little prouduct u have on it

left: mac 219 SE pencil brush
right: posh smoky brush

the mac brush hurts it pokes my eyelid i barely use this i only use it when i want to do some detailing for my outer V
the posh smoky brush us huge it's double the size of the mac one it's sofy but it can be a little scratchy

so there's my review and comparison for these posh brushes
for the price they are worth your money

the SE after a few of the mac brushes means that their from a holiday set
so they are not hand made

i do own full size hand made mac brushes and those brushes are amazing their soft and last forever but their more on the expensive side in my opinion the only mac brush u should save up for a and get are their blending brushes those things are amazing i have 2 different one and i can't find a duplicate anywhere

the 224 is great as a blending brush i use it to contour my nose everyday and it delivers the perfect amount of bronzer to make my nose look higher
the 217 i think is my favorite eyeshadow brush it creates dimension to my eyes and when i feel like using more then 1 eyeshadow color i always reach for this brush

if u ladies have any questions about anything leave a comment and ask away