I can't remember which lovely lady asked me to swatch my Ben Nye Lumiere palette, but I thought today would be a great day to oblige her :) Hope this is helpful for those of you curious about Ben Nye's eyeshadows and other fabulous perks.
Lately, it seems like every cosmetic company is promising that they have "the blackest" eye liner EVAR!! And me being the curious little makeup junkie that I am, I tend to wanna try all of the "blackest" eye liners ever made -- but at a moderate pace. I'm in no real hurry because I've been more than satisfied with my Urban Decay 24/7 eye liners for years, however this Too Faced Liquid Lava Matte eye liner was on sale so I had to pick it up. It retails for $16.50 and comes in a short 0.11 oz stick that is about as tall the average middle finger.
I'm a fan of MAC, and feel they're a great overall brand and they tend to stay pretty consistent...but lots of us know that when it comes to the mascara department, they tend to drop the ball. I wasn't in a huge hurry to try this new Haute & Naughty Lash mascara, but after seeing several reviews and gathering that the overall reception has been positive, I decided to buy it and give it a try. It retails for $18 and offers you two choices -- you can either have a soft natural effect, or you can up the amp and do it big with bold dramatic lashes.
Hautelook recently had a nice NYX sale, so I was held at lipgloss-point to purchase a few items. I had to! I picked up two of their newest palettes in Nude on Nude Natural Look Kit and Purple Smokey Look Kit ($11 each). These little bundles of joy come with 9 eyeshadows, 2 lip colors and a tiny lip brush and sponge-tip applicator. They're both about the size of a MAC mineralize blush and to be so cheap, they pack a nice punch.
Oh Chanel, how you make my heart pitter-patter with the stroke of your fabulous mascara...with the blackest formula I've ever used! I absolutely love and adore this mascara and need it in my life. I'm no mascara snob, I'll try just about any one from the cheapest drugstore mascara to the most high-end "price of my gas tank" mascara. Why? Because when it comes to makeup -- you're never satisfied and you always wanna keep trying different brands to compare them, test them out, etc. Chanel is one of my favorites, and not because it's "Chanel"...but because it really tickles my eyelash pickle.