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've been drooling over Strawberry Fields ($24) for quite some time now, and my lipgloss dreams have finally come true. This is one of the most gorgeous colors I've ever seen by NARS and if you're into this kinda color, I suggest you buy!
Here's a little secret...this was my very first red lipstick that I paid over $10 for. It holds a special place in my heart -- and apparently my mom's makeup bag because for months she wouldn't give it back to me. Terrible, but I can't blame her because she looked amazing with it on. Kat Von D has a really great line of makeup and the prices aren't too shabby either, especially when you take the quality into account.
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.