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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Review + Photos

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Effectiveness: Perversion promises to be “lengthening and volumizing.” This description is accurate enough. I found this mascara to be more lengthening than volumizing, but I did notice both results.The results weren’t amazing, but not disappointing, either. (4/5)

Wear: I achieved perfect wear using this mascara. It lasted a full 8 hours looking good as new. It held a curl for the duration of the testing period and the lashes stayed a rich, dark black. (5/5)

Formula: Urban Decay describes Perversion mascara as “ultracreamy,” and I have to agree. This mascara feels really wet. This can lead to some clumps if you rush application. However, the mascara dries down and does not budge (I accidentally rubbed my eye and there wasn’t the tiniest flake or smudge). (4.5/5)

Packaging: The tube is sleek, shiny plastic with stylish lilac lettering. The wand is chubby with bristles that are varied in size. I didn’t find it cumbersome to use, although as with all thicker brushes, it can take some care to get into the tiny baby hairs in the inner corners. (5/5)

Price: I received this as a 100-point perk from Sephora, but the full size is $22 USD for 0.4 oz of product. You can also purchase a travel size for $12 USD. For the full size, it comes out to $55 an ounce, which isn’t terrible. (For comparison, Benefit’s They’re Real! is $2 more expensive and contains 0.1 oz less product).

As always, I weigh in on whether or not I believe a product is worth the price. Perversion delivers on rich color, ease of use, staying power, and doing what it says it will, even if it’s not the most innovative or amazing in the industry. It’s a reliable mascara without any bells and whistles, so I believe it warrants it’s price tag. (5/5)

Wow Factor: I wasn’t blown away by Perversion. I have less expensive mascaras that give better length and volume. However, I wasn’t let down by the product, because it shines in it’s staying power, ability to hold a curl, lack of smudging, and dark, rich color. (3.5/5)

Overall: I enjoy this mascara, but I often find myself reaching for other mascaras. It’s nice and gets the job done well enough, but it didn’t make enough of an impression in length or volume to really stand out to me. (4.5) A-

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Useful Information:
-I received this product as a 100-point perk from Sephora.
-Urban Decay is cruelty free, but its parent company, L’Oreal, is not.

Availability:
-urbandecay.com
-Sephora
-Ulta
-Debenham’s
-Nordstrom
-Macy’s

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Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara Review + Photos

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Effectiveness:
This mascara claims to do it all, claiming that it “add(s) length, volume, and curl.” It didn’t disappoint me! It gives both volume and length (although I found this to be a bit more lengthening). It also stayed curled for the whole 8-hour wear period. It also makes the lashes look nice and dark. I can see why they call it “Smoky Extravagant,” since it would be the perfect accent to a nighttime smoky eye. (5/5)

Wear:
Smoky Extravagant wore flawlessly. It stayed put for a full 8 hours without flaking, smudging,or losing it’s curl. As promised, too. The brand says SE provides “long-lasting wear in one stroke.” (5/5)

Formula:
This is a drier mascara, which I personally prefer, because it doesn’t feel thick, clumpy, or flaky on the lashes. It holds a curl perfectly and stays in place effortlessly. (5/5)

Packaging:
On the exterior, the tube is sturdy black plastic. It doesn’t feel cheap, or overly luxurious. The wand is conical, with a quite wide base and “precision tip.” It’s a bit cumbersome due to it’s size, so I imagine those with small eyes may find it difficult to work with. However, this extreme cone shape works well, since the wider base flares out the outer lashes, and the narrow tip gets close to the inner corner, so every lash gets coated. (4.5/5)

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Price:
This mascara comes in two sizes, the standard (0.23 oz) size, which is $24, and the mini travel size (0.16 oz) size, which is the one I purchased for $12 USD. The full size is $104.34 per ounce, and the travel size is $75 per ounce. This is actually a bit more than similarly priced products (Dior Diorshow is one dollar more, but has 0.15 oz more product, coming out to $65.78 per ounce. That’s cheaper than MUFE SE’s travel size!)

So the price isn’t ideal, but how is the quality for the cost? By now, it’s clear that I love Smoky Extravagant. It’s not my absolute favorite, because the wand makes it tricky to apply (and I have larger eyes.) (4/5)

Wow Factor:
This is a mascara that does what it says it will, excellently. I liked the result I got while wearing it. My lashes looked dark, full, long, and curled all day. The only major drawback is the size of the wand. (4/5)

Overall:
I really enjoyed Smoky Extravagant. I think it’s a great mascara for creating sexy, nighttime lashes. It’s the kind of thing that’s perfect for a party or date night. It makes the lashes look more intense, with that desirable fanned out, winged out shape. If you don’t mind the price, or the cumbersome wand, then I totally recommend it. (4.6) A-

Availability:
-Sephora
-makeupforever.com

Useful Information:
-This product was purchased by me.
-Smoky Extravagant only comes in one shade.
-Make Up For Ever sells it’s products in China.

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A Beginner’s Guide to: Sick Day Makeup

I was so sick last week it was unbelievable. My sinuses were raging and I didn’t even want to get out of bed. Fortunately I work from home, so I was privileged to curl up under the covers and ride it out. But I know many women aren’t so fortunate, and have work/school responsibilities to keep up with. I felt too weak to even paint my nails, but it got me thinking. Some people probably don’t want to go completely bare-faced, even when they’re feeling under the weather, but need products that won’t compete with their symptoms. So here’s what I came up with, the top makeup products to wear when you’re sick.

For dry, flaky skin/chapped lips:

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…try petroleum jelly. I’ve relied on this stuff as my go-to cure-all for these symptoms since I was a kid (way before I was a beauty addict). The product goes on thinly and doesn’t feel oily, but provides a strong barrier to keep in hydration and stop the flaking. It works quicker and most effectively for chapped lips than any balm I’ve tried. This is usually the only product I bother with when I’m sick, since you can just slick it on and look and feel somewhat better pretty much right away. If you want color on your cheeks, try a cream blush, which is less likely to look patchy over dry spots than powder.
For dull, tired looking skin:
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…try a BB cream or tinted moisturizer. I feel like the skin perhaps shows signs of sickness the most. You can just tell by the pale, lifeless complexion when someone is feeling under the weather. But the thing is, most traditional foundations, even light ones, suddenly feel too heavy when you’re ill. A very light BB cream/tinted moisturizer is good for counteracting that, since it feels nearly weightless and doesn’t add too much coverage to the skin. It adds just enough oomph to brighten up and even out the skin.
For itchy, watery eyes:
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…try waterproof mascara. Mascara opens up the eye and makes you look more awake. And obviously, waterproof won’t run when your eyes act up. Avoid eyeshadow, since the powder can crumble into your eyes and cause further irritation. If you must have some color on your lids, stick with creams, which are more likely to stay where you put them. Also, avoid liner on the waterline, again to prevent making your eyes worse.
If you must have lip color, use something slick with a cream finish, like Revlon Lip Butters. These may bunch over your dry spots, but they feel light on the mouth and may offer a little moisture. Avoid matte lippies or stain formulas, which are too harsh and will only dry out your mouth more.
Do you wear makeup when you’re sick? Let me know!

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Maybelline The Falsies Mascara in Very Black Review

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I had heard lots about Maybelline The Falsies mascara, so when I finally got my hands on it for my birthday, I was excited to see what all the fuss was about. While it doesn’t live up to the “false lash” claim, I was surprised by what good things this mascara had to offer. 
Color:

The packaging touts the formula as being “very black.” It darkened up my naturally brown lashes and looked distinctly black, not sooty or grayish. It’s not a stark, matte black; it has a richer dimension. (5/5)


Wear:

This mascara certainly passed this test! It lasted all day (8 hours) without clumping or drooping. The curl held the entire time, and the lashes remained fanned out and separated. It didn’t flake, run, or smudge, either. (5/5)


Formula:

The Falsies is designed to be a volumizing mascara. While I did notice fatter, longer lashes, the results in both categories were slight (and not as dramatic as Colossal Lash). If you’re really after the look of false lashes in a tube, this product won’t deliver. However, what stood out to me in a very positive way was how separating this mascara is. Each lash looked neat, combed through, and defined, and remained that way throughout the wear time. It also holds a curl (from a lash curler) nicely. Unfortunately, this is the only mascara so far that has a scent that I don’t like. It has a bizarre bitter element to it that’s not pleasant, but also not strong or noticeable unless you deliberately sniff the tube. It feels like a drier mascara (think Cover Girl Lashblast), but layers like a very wet mascara (meaning, it clumps to high heaven–best to wear this one on it’s own). (3.5/5)


Packaging:

While the purple and blue color scheme is cute, I noticed that the tube feels lighter and cheaper than Colossal Lash does. The wand is flimsy and a bit large. But the spoon shape really hugs each of the lashes, coating them with an even layer of product, and separates them into a nice fanned out shape. It also reaches those tiny baby hairs in the inner corner somewhat easily. (4/5)


Price:

This mascara retails for $6.99 USD. This is equally priced to Maybelline’s other mascaras, and for drugstore, it’s a little on the less-expensive side (popular formulas Cover Girl Lashblast and L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes are both $8.99). So for what you get for the price (a nice, natural daytime mascara with excellent definition), I don’t think the Falsies is a bad investment. But if you’d like to notice a bit more of a difference in your lashes, I’d spend the $7 on a nice drugstore lippie instead and spend the few extra dollars and purchase a more “dramatic” mascara instead. (Often, Maybelline is buy one get one half off at Ulta, so if you’re on the fence with this product like I was, you can snag it at an even lower value). (3/5)


Wow Factor:

The real beauty of this mascara lies in it’s separating prowess, it’s curl definition, and staying power. However, (apart from the waterproof claim, which may have lended to the excellent wear), this product didn’t capitalize on those high points–it was marketed as being dramatically volumizing, giving the look of fake lashes, and it just doesn’t do that. In fact, it looks the opposite of false–it appears very natural and everyday, the kind of thing to rake on in a rush and rely on to look neat and presentable. Of course that’s not bad, it’s just not what the consumer would expect from looking at the product, which makes it a bit of a disappointment. (3/5)


Overall: 

I would recommend this mascara to someone looking for an easy, “good enough” mascara that they can use again and again. It wears phenomenally and lends superior separation to each lash. But it doesn’t layer well, so it’s just about impossible to get the dramatic effect of false lashes with this alone. It’s good to pick up on a half off sale but I don’t think I’d pay full price for it. Since it’s so difficult to layer with, and I prefer length to volume, I don’t believe I’ll be repurchasing once I use this up. If one was stuck between the two, I would easily recommend Colossal Lash over the Falsies, any day. (3.9) C+

Maybelline products are available at drugstores, and specialty stores like Ulta.

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Face of the Day 02

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A huge (and massively fun!) part of being a beauty blogger is testing new products! I have seven products that I’m trying out today. I’ll see how well they perform, and then review them all later. Some of these products I’ve had for a long time, others I just bought last week. 
What I’m Wearing Today:
  • L’Oreal Visible Lift Foundation in 143 Soft Ivory.
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Too Cool.
  • MAC Eyeshadow in Humid.
  • MAC Eyeshadow in Steamy.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion.
  • Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara in Very Black.
  • ELF Hypershine Lip Gloss in Fairy.

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Benefit They’re Real! Mascara Review

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I had heard about Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara, and was interested if it lived up to it’s claims. That was a tall order, considering that this mascara claims to do it all-“lengthen, curl, volumize, lift, and separate”! Maybe it was the cute packaging or the retro ad that got me. Whatever it was, I wanted this mascara as soon as I saw it. 
And fortunately, I wasn’t disappointed. This does have the dark, rich black color the brand claims. However, when it comes to their other statements, well… whether or not They’re Real! lives up to your expectations depends on how you define “lengthen, curl, volumize, lift, and separate.” While I did technically see all these results, some were impressive, and some were negligible. 
I did not get base-to-tip curl when wearing this, there was just a very, very slight upturn of the tips of my lashes. There was also a very minor volumizing effect-slightly thicker, but nothing like a true volumizing formula would give. There was also a wee bit of separation, but not much. However, when it comes to length, this mascara smacks you in the face with it. The length you get is impressive and excellent, which serves as this mascaras best purpose. Over prepped lashes (manually curled and separated), the curl and length are even more impressive. The lashes become lifted and fanned out, creating a crazy false-lash effect.
They’re Real! also holds up excellently as a mascara, with the curl (over prepped lashes) 5 hours before it began to wilt. The curl gradually drooped, but wasn’t gone completely until 11 hours of wear. If you are one of the rare people who don’t prep their lashes and just apply mascara from the tube, you will find that your lashes will begin to look more natural after 8 hours of solid wear from this formula. If you curl/comb your lashes, you’ll find that this mascara didn’t begin to fade until about 10 hours, which is more than average. It did not completely wear off when I had curled/combed my lashes, and lasted my until I removed the product (after 11 hours of pretty great wear). Apart from the curl very slowly diminishing, the product stayed put. But with either treatment of the lashes, there was no smudging, flaking, or clumping, ever.
This mascara gets it’s oomph undeniably from the wand design. The wand is made of dense, spiky plastic bristles of varying lengths. The brush really hooks onto your lashes and feels like it’s combing through each one from root to tip. There’s also a small collection of bristles forming a ball at the tip to help reach those baby hairs that are tricky to get to. This tool is very helpful and effective. However, these bristles are very sharp, and will cause your eyes to water should you happen to poke yourself (and hence, product runoff from the tears). So please be careful and take your time using a wand like this. 
The full-size product comes in a tapered shiny silver tube with black and orange text. The tube contains 0.3 oz of product, which is about average. You can purchase the full size of the mascara for $23 USD, or a sample size (like I did) for $10 USD. The sample size is in a black, more matte tube with the same lettering, and contains 0.14 oz of product. Benefit has a wishy-washy animal testing policy (stating they don’t test on animals on their site but can’t stand by that saying 100%, etc), but as far as I can tell, their parent company, LVMH, does not conduct animal testing.
Color: 5/5

Wear: 5/5
Formula: 5/5
Packaging: 4.5/5
Price: 5/5
Wow Factor: 5/5
Overall: 4.9 (A+)
Recommend: Absolutely! This is a great mascara with color, length, and staying power. It even lives up to its other claims, even if it is in a small way. This is great standalone or for layering over volumizing mascara for a real false lash effect.

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Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara in Classic Black Review

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I have a bit of a mascara problem. Just a little bit of one. Which is probably why I ended up buying 2(!) new mascaras around Christmastime, even though I already own a few that work perfectly fine. Oh well. I suppose we wouldn’t be called makeup junkies if we didn’t need to get our fix. And since I love to layer mascaras, I picked up a new volumizing one, Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara, to use as a base. Mine was purchased in the original Classic Black color.
My heart always goes out to new mascaras because I feel that women often ask too much of their tube. Frequently, we expect our mascara to lengthen, thicken, fan out, separate, and curl our lashes, all while tinting them in rich color that lasts for hours on end without clumping. In reality, the product might only be, well, waterproof color at best. So I approached this new guy (which is not touted as waterproof, anyway) with modest expectations, to merely volumize, as Maybelline claims (using collagen to do the thickening).
Imagine my shock when I saw that this one did more! It drenched my lashes in dramatic black color, while making them appear more dense and remarkably lengthened (impressive for a thickening formula!). It did not, however, curl or separate my natural lashes. With manually curled and separated lashes, the results were comparable, although the length was more noticeable. Either way, it did not clump. 
If you naturally have already dense lashes, you will likely be far less enamored with this mascara as I am. The thickeners will clump up over your lashes and cause frustration (this is true for any volumizing mascara on full lashes). Girls with voluminous lashes should go for thinner mascaras that offer length instead (most lengthening mascaras have the thinness suited for your lashes).
Not only did this mascara go on great, it wore great as well. It looked freshly applied for 4 hours before the curl wilted. Though at 6 hours, the mascara flaked a small amount, disappointingly. Otherwise, the color looked rich and deep, and both the length and volume persisted for well over 10 hours.
This comes packaged in a chubby, bright yellow tube with purple lettering. I didn’t find it cumbersome, and it was easy to store with my other mascaras. The wand is equipped with dense bristles on a wide, chubby brush. While this is great for the mega-volumizing effect it gives, it does get tricky to apply product to the smaller baby hairs in the inner corners with this brush. I got a little mascara smudged on the side of my nose trying to apply it there, so take your time and be careful. 
I bought this for $6.99 USD, which I feel is a steal for what you end up getting. This mascara packs a ton of both length and volume, and wears incredibly, while remaining pigmented. It does have a drier formula that sets on the lashes quickly, but I’ve had no issues with my tube drying out thus far. Unfortunately, Maybelline and it’s parent company, L’Oreal, do test on animals.
Color: 5/5
Wear: 5/5
Formula: 4/5
Price: 5/5
Packaging: 4/5
Wow Factor: 4/5
Overall: 4.5 (A-)
Recommend: Yes, absolutely, if you’re looking for a thickening, dark mascara that packs a lot of length and wears really well. No if you already have thicker lashes, as this may turn into a clumpy mess.
Maybelline products are available at mass retailers and specialty shops like Ulta.

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Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Black Review

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I admit, I bought Lancome’s Hypnose Mascara in Black based on all the hype. I was new to the cosmetic world then, and had very little knowledge of what made a product good, especially when it came to something like mascara. I’m proud to say my product awareness has increased dramatically in the past few years, and with my improved insight, I can say that Hypnose isn’t much of a bust.

The color I purchased was standard black, although there is a brown and deep black option available as well. With the product I have, the color went on nice and dark. The pigment was rich and healthy looking. So while it isn’t the darkest black available in this formula, I found it to be very suitable-it’s not a meek or ashy grayish black.

I have small, sparse, short lashes. What I love to use this product for is layering it over a volumizing base (Covergirl’s LashBlast is a great volumizing mascara to work with). The volumizing layer thickens up my lashes, so when I coat Hypnose over it, it creates a to-die-for, false lash effect. Gorgeous!

This has a wetter formula, which I don’t mind. It was easy to comb through and didn’t clump. This also has a pleasant smell. However, this is touted is being a volumizing mascara, and I didn’t get much in terms of thickening my lashes. It did, however, lengthen them tremendously (which nay be due to the wetter formula). This also didn’t curl my bare lashes (but very rarely does a mascara ever do it all). I was impressed by how well the wand separated my bare lashes, though. When I tested this over curled and combed lashes, the product made them looked more fanned out in comparison to using this on it’s own. I love that this didn’t clump, even after a few coats.

The wear of this mascara was excellent. It lasted a full 8 hours, with my lashes looking long and dark the entire time. A small clump formed on my “unprepped” lashes (not combed through or curled) after 4 hours, but it  was hardly noticeable. When I curled my lashes, Hypnose held the curl for 4 hours before the shape wilted. However, on both eyes, the lashes looked long, dark, and fanned out through the entire length of wear.

Hypnose comes in an angular, shiny, black plastic tube. I find the design pleasing to the eye. The shape looks  expensive to me, which matches it’s price ($27 USD). It’s a slender tube, but it’s not extraordinarily long or misshapen, so I have no difficulty storing it with my other, more “standard” sized and shaped mascaras. The cap is comfortable to hold in the hand and is a good length to hold and apply with ease. The wand has traditional, medium sized bristles. It’s average in size, but I do find it cumbersome when trying to coat my tiny inner lashes. I’ve had no issues with my tube drying out.

Color: 5/5
Wear: 5/5
Formula: 4/5
Packaging: 5/5
Price: 4/5
Wow Factor: 4/5
Overall: 4.5 (A-)
Recommend: Yes, to those looking to lengthen their lashes, or like to layer mascara.

This product was purchased by PV.
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Cover Girl LashBlast Mascara in Brown Review + Swatches

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Cover Girl’s LashBlast Mascara is something of standard in the beauty industry, a sort-of no brainer when it comes to the “what drugstore mascara should I get?” dilemma crops up. This was the issue I faced a year or two ago in my local Walgreen’s, looking for a cheap alternative to Lancome’s Hypnose (it was expensive, and hence, not suitable for everyday wear). Plus, I realized that my short, stubby, nearly-invisible lashes needed volume first, before I could layer on the length Hypnose provided. So I scooped up LashBlast in Brown, deciding that even if I hated it, I at least had an alternative color to black mascara to wear.
Well, turns out that’s not all the way true. CG’s “Brown” is still very dark. It added a strong tint to my lashes, but it still appears much more muted than typical black (it reads more “school day” than “date night”). 
Otherwise, this is designed to volumize the lashes-CG doesn’t make many more claims than that. See, mascara is such a personal thing-each girl needs a different formula based on her given set, and what she chooses to play up about her lashes/ Sometimes, women can expect too much from a formula that doesn’t even claim to offer it, which is why it is important to see what the mascara allegedly does. I didn’t need a do-it-all (as I’ve said, I’ve adapted the practice of layering lengthening mascara over a volumizing base), so I’ve managed my expectations. 
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I’m happy to report that LashBlast gets the job done well. Over my natural lashes, it added darkness and filled in the gaps between them, making them look more thick. I wasn’t blown away by the volume I received  but my lashes were more visible  so I was pleased. This also didn’t create the “fanned-out” look, but my lashes did look slightly separated. This only added a whiff of a curl to my naturally straight lashes, which had fallen away after an hour. Over prepped (curled and combed) lashes, the volume and separation were more noticeable. However, the curl I had created didn’t last long with this product.
The formula for this smells good (I secretly love the smell of mascara) and dries down quickly, but not so quick that it makes manual lash combing difficult. This didn’t have much of a wet feel. I didn’t have any issues with clumping (save a small one where my lashes naturally tangle on my bare eye). This wore amazingly for over 12 hours, looking as it had when I first applied it when I removed it later that night. 
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Lashblast comes in a matte orange plastic conical tube, which I think is cute without being young or obnoxious. Many have expressed dissatisfaction with the wand. I, however, did not find it too large or cumbersome, although those with smaller eyes may find the wand difficult. The bristles are also orange, and pick up a good amount of product without excess. I didn’t have to keep dipping back into the tube to get more pigment. The bristles on the wand are thin, evenly-spaced little spikes that work to separate the lashes. This product is easily accessible, carried at almost every major drugstore, and sells for about $9 USD.
Color: 4/5

Wear: 5/5
Formula: 4/5
Packaging: 5/5
Price: 4/5
Wow Factor: 2/5
Overall: 4 (B-)
Recommend: Yes, to those looking for a good starter volumizing mascara, or those looking for a satisfying base for lengthening ones.

 These are my own photos.

This product was purchased by PV.
Cover Girl products are available at mass retailers and at specialty stores such as Ulta.

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MAC Baking Beauties for Spring 2013

Image via Spektra

For their Spring release, MAC is releasing a sweets themed collection entitled “Baking Beauties.” I instantly fell in love with the idea the moment I saw the promotional image. I mean, makeup and dessert? What girl doesn’t love that? I was reminded of the adorable Quite Cute collection that came out in 2010, when I was first getting into makeup. I wasn’t able to buy anything from it, and it was tragic! Hopefully I won’t have to experience that again this time around.
Specktra was the first to leak all the collection details:
Lipstick ($15 USD)

-Raspberry Swirl (light white blue pink-cremesheen)
-Pure Decoration (light white peach-cremesheen)

-Lavender Whip (light cool lavender-cremesheen) Repromote (Originally in the Cream Team collection for February 2009)
-Devil’s Food (glossy deep plum-frost)
Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm ($19.50 USD)

-Sweet Tooth (creamy lilac)
-Baking Beauty (creamy light peach)
-Glace (creamy pale baby blue)
-Cheery Cherry (creamy midtone blue pink)

Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($18.50 USD)

-Fancy Frosting (frosted white)
-Mooncake (warm beige)
-Eclair (light chocolate with gold pearlized pigments)
-Let’s Skate (pale pink with pearlized pigments) Permanent
-Dangerous Cuvee (frosted cool grey) Permanent

Glitter ($21 USD)

-Reflects Transparent Teal (sparkling white with turquoise) Permanent

-Pink (bright pink) Permanent
Haute & Naughty Lash ($20 USD)
-Black Permanent
Pealrmatte Face Powder ($29 USD)
-In For a Treat (champagne base with matte coral flowers and mint leaves)

-Pink Buttercream (light silvery pink base with with dark pink flowers and periwinkle leaves)

Lustre Drops ($21 USD)
-Pink Rebel (blue pink with gold pearlized pigments) Permanent
Nail Lacquer ($16 USD)
-Blue Velvet (light periwinkle blue-cream) 
-Confectionary (light blue pink-cream)
-Pistachio Cream (light teal mint-cream)
129 Brush ($35 USD)

-Powder/Blush brush

252 Brush ($31 USD)
-Large Shader Brush
On the whole, the collection sounds pretty impressive! MAC’s releases haven’t been stellar quality in the past few years, disappointingly. But I’m always hoping they’ll make a standout comeback. In my book, they’re spot on with their themes, but the product quality just isn’t there. Let’s hope MAC’s cosmetics are just as awesome as the collection sounds! 
I’m surprised there aren’t any eyeshadows being released with this line, as well as any lip glosses. Ditto for blushes (although perhaps the face powder will be strong enough in pigment to qualify-they’re coming off more like finishing powders to me, though). I also think it’s curious they’re promoting their permanent liquid bronzer in the collection. However, I think people may lose it at the chance to get their hands on Lavender Whip once again. A quick search reveals that the color was stunning (and I have a weakness for gorgeous lippies). However, I’m going to wait and see what the products actually look like before deciding what I favor. Although knowing me, it’s a safe bet to say I’ll die for the lipsticks.
“Baking Beauties” will be released in stores in the US on April 18th.

You can access their permanent products via MAC’s website.

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