Just wanted to do a really quick post for anyone wondering what a few of the newer MAC Stylishly Yours pigments look like on darker skin. I haven't been buying much makeup lately (don't worry, that will change lol), but ya'll know I'm a big pigment-whore. I also got that gorgeous Style Curve lipstick, but will swatch that later for you when it finally arrives ;)
Oh, Rock & Republic...how I adore thee! There isn't anything from the line that I've tried so far, and haven't loved or really liked. So far, it's a very solid cosmetic brand giving you your money's worth (and not many brands can deliver that). At first glance, all of the items are very pricey...but when you dig a little deeper and realize the great quality, packaging and overall awesomeness you're getting -- the prices are more than worth it. Just about every R&R product I've purchased has been from sort of sale. I recently picked up 12 of their eyeshadows, which I'll admit I wasn't in a big hurry to buy, but I'm glad I did. They're incredible.
I'm writing this post while listening to my favorite Lady Gaga song, Alejandro..so if I accidentally type out the lyrics somewhere in this post, forgive me. I'm not your babe, Fernando. So I was recently contacted by Alima Pure -- a small mineral makeup company (based in Oregon) specializing a super wide range of foundations for the cool, the neutral, the olive, the warm and more. They also have a crapload of eyeshadow colors and cheek colors to boot! I'm very interested in their foundations because I am olive-toned, and you don't always find foundations for those specific skin-tones. I use Bare Minerals foundation in "Tan", and it works, but I'm really curious to see if I'd like Alima's "Olive" range better. Anyway, I was sent a few samples from their new holiday collection called "Fairy Tale".
To continue with my recent little Sephora F&F haul, here are three NARS blushes that I picked up as well. I absolutely love NARS blushes, they are super high on my favorite blush list. I had ten shades already, but there were about six more that I wanted and now that list is down to three. I picked up Lovejoy, Amour and Torrid. Each NARS blush retails for $26 -- and I remember the good ol' days when NARS blushes were $25 a pop *sigh*...whatever lol, that damn dollar makes a difference!
Did you take advantage of Sephora's recent Friends & Family sale? I wasn't going to...but then I naturally broke down and went for it. I honestly didn't know what I was gonna buy, so I said to myself "Sephora never offers free shipping or any decent discount, so I'm gonna buy a few items I'd normally hold off on". The next few posts will highlight those purchases. I'm doing my part to stimulate the economy -- at least that's what I keep telling myself :D So here are two lovely YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks in Red Taboo (#18) and Exquisite Plum (#22). Both retail for $34 each, making them my most expensive lipstick purchases to date...
Dang, Resha...do you need any more lip gloss? Seriously? Ummmm...yea..I do! So Rock & Republic had their lovely 50% off sale again, and despite not having the super coveted Call Me blush available (F#@K!), I took advantage of the savings anyway. This time I picked up five of their Luxe Lip Glosses (I already had 'Mistress') and I seriously love them all.