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Wet ‘n’ Wild Limited Edition Summer 2014 Eyeshadow Trio in Lost My Wristband Review + Swatches

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This is the last of three trios I have from Wet ‘n’ Wild’s 2014 summer collection, which was inspired by the scene at music festivals. I have to say, I had such I high hopes for these, especially Lost My Wristband, but sadly, none of them performed quite as well as I wished.

Color:
Of the three I picked up, this one was exciting because of the vibrant looking pastels. However, when I swatched them, they’re all so sheer. What looks like a bright grass green, sunshine yellow, and strawberry ice cream in the pan are actually sheer powders. The green had the most pigment, and could be built up a little, but only to semi-opacity. The yellow was practically invisible even with primer, and the pink, which was meant to be a sheer highlight to begin with, didn’t have a ton of opacity. On top of it, none of these colors are sensationally rare, so I’m sure better quality, more opaque dupes are out there. (2/5)

Wear:
Not only was this trio weak in pigment, the wear time wasn’t phenomenal either. Even with primer, the shadows just didn’t hold up. The pink was faded after only 3 hours, the yellow was gone completely at 4 hours, and the green was a little faded at the 7 hour mark. (2.5/5)

Formula:
All three shadows have a pretty soft feel to the touch, but that translates to some notable powder kickup when a brush is used. I didn’t have any issues with fallout, though. The poor pigment and weak longevity really take this score down, though. (3/5)

Packaging:
The packaging is pretty standard for WnW trios: a rectangular plastic compact with a clear lid, unnamed shades, and ingredients/directions on the back. I like that these limited edition versions have white packaging instead of the usual black compact, though. Details like that always make a limited release feel more special to me. The packaging is lightweight and small/thin, so it’s easy to store, but I have trouble with these staying closed occasionally–don’t count on it making it through a trip without some wear and tear. (4/5)

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Price:
Like all WnW products, this trio was very affordable at $2.99 USD. But this part of the score always weighs the quality you get as well–the “bang for your buck.” Sure, it’s inexpensive, but the quality is just not there. You can find these shades anywhere else for better quality at a similar price, even from within WnW’s own line. (2/5)

Wow Factor:
Like the other items I tried from the summer collection, Lost My Wristband definitely left an impression, but in a negative way. The pigment and staying power were just so disappointing. (2/5)

Overall:
The colors look so lovely in the pan, and they’re not horrible. But they definitely need primer to be workable. I don’t see these working well on many skintones (the pastel hues + chalkiness), or for many functions (definitely not a work palette). But a girl who wants something softer for spring/summer or wants to experiment with color without going too bold could find a way to work it into a look. But by and large, it’s not for me, and don’t recommend it to those who love bold, rich colors. 2.6 (D+)

Availability:
-Drugstores

Useful Information:
-This product was purchased by me.
-Wet ‘n’ Wild and it’s parent company are completely cruelty-free and mostly vegan.
-All three shades in Lost My Wristband are matte, so there’s no texture diversity.
-This palette is limited edition, so get it while you can!

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Wet ‘n’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Think Pink Review + Swatches

I had never tried a Wet ‘n’ Wild lipstick before, but I had heard good things about them. When I saw a cute shade of pink, Think Pink, being promoted at my local drugstore, I knew I had to buy it. Not only can I not say no to a new pink lippie, a portion of the sales from this particular shade would go to the American Cancer Society. 
Color:

Think Pink is a warm, bright pink with a fairly glossy finish. It wasn’t quite as dupeable as I expected–a lot of shades I thought were similar were too orange in comparison–but Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart was the closest I have, although it’s lighter, cooler, and more shimmery than Think Pink. (4/5)



Wear:
This lipstick went on fully opaque and stayed that way for a full 5 hours, even after a meal. Even the glossiness persists more than I expected–after an hour, the shine had worn down a little, but it didn’t turn semi-matte until the fourth hour. (5/5)

Formula:
This has a very faint chemical scent, but it’s very minor and not noticeable on the lips. It applies creamy and smooth, very pigmented. It doesn’t tug on the lips when you put it on, and remains comfortable to wear. It has great staying power for such a creamy formula. (5/5)

Packaging:
Unfortunately, the packaging looks and feels cheap. It’s all lightweight plastic with a clear cap. I noticed that the cap on mine feels looks, like you can shake it around a little. I imagine it might crack easily if dropped or during travel. Also, the twist-up product doesn’t twist down into the tube all the way (it’s designed to stick out a little) but it ended up smearing the inside of the cap. (2.5/5)


Price:

This line of lipsticks sells for $1.99, but I was able to get it for even less on sale. Each tube contains 0.11 oz of product, which is marginally more than average. Since the face value of these is inexpensive, the price per ounce is effectively cheap ($18.09 per ounce). I love when drugstore products like this prove that quality doesn’t have to come with an unpleasant price tag. (5/5)


Wow Factor:
I was highly impressed by the pigment, smooth application, and staying power of this lipstick. It’s always great when a brand gives back as well. It’s not the most unique and the packaging is underwhelming, though. (4/5)

Overall:
This is one of those drugstore gems. It’s different than most things in my collection of pink lippies since it leans much warmer and is darker toned while still being quite girly. It applies like a dream and lasts extra long. All that for the price can’t be beat! (The flimsy packaging is what brought the score down.) 4.25 (B)

Availabilty:
-Drugstores
Useful Information:
-This product was purchased by me.
-Wet ‘n’ Wild is completely cruelty free and mostly vegan.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Eyeshadow Trio in No Scalpers Allowed Review + Swatches

I was so excited to pick up some limited edition trios from Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Summer Collection last month. The theme of the collection is summer music festivals, which I thought was such a cool idea. The first that I tried is No Scalpers Allowed, which goes right along with that bohemian feel that’s common at music festivals.
Color:
The eyelid shade is a soft, shimmery blue-based violet. The crease is a mid-tone matte lilac, and the brow shade is a matte shell nude. While these are lovely to look at swatched, their performance on the lid isn’t a stellar. The eyelid shade has the most pigmentation, but without primer, it can only be built up to medium opacity and even then it fades within minutes. I was able to achieve full opacity and true to pan color with primer. The crease shade is more of a pinky lilac on the eye, and can never quite achieve full opacity. The brow shade performed the best as it was opaque and smooth both with and without primer.
While the eyelid shade was the most unique, it still doesn’t seem remarkably uncommon. I have dupes for the other two shades in my collection, so this trio isn’t winning a lot of points on shade originality. The crease shade is much lighter than the lefthand definer shade in Wet ‘n’ Wild’s I Heart Matte and the brow shade is lighter and cooler than the righthand brow shade in the same palette. The brow shade is sheerer, less stark and warmer than Urban Decay Righteous, and cooler and sheerer than Urban Decay Skimp (3/5)


Wear:
This trio looked really washed out after just an hour without primer. With primer, the shadows made it to the 8 hour mark just fine. The crease shade stayed in tact, but it didn’t look nearly as poppy on the eye as it does when swatched. (4.5/5)

Formula:
This trio is pretty inconsistent. The brow shade has a soft, smooth texture and full opacity, whereas the eyelid shade is semi-opaque and a bit dry at best, and the crease shade is pretty fussy, lacking pigment, kicks up a good amount of product when touched with a brush, and doesn’t stand out on the eye. I needed to go back for more color when applying the lid and crease shades to get the most out of the pigment. However they all blended well and I didn’t have any problems with fallout. (3/5)


Packaging:
The packaging is pretty standard for WnW: thin enough rectangular compact with a clear lid. It doesn’t feel bulky or cheap, and I like that the packaging is white for the limited edition release instead of the standard black. However there’s a lot of stickers on the compact, and that makes it hard to open initially. A sponge tipped applicator and small brush are included. The brush felt softer than I imagined, and while it won’t replace my Sonia Kashuk brushes, it would get the job done in a pinch if you were, say, travelling and lost all your brushes en route. It’s small and thin enough to store easily, and while I don’t think think it’ll survive a lot of fall damage, it’s not the worst pick for travel. The lids on WnW compacts don’t always stay closed though, and with how powdery these can be, I’m not sure this is the first thing I’d reach for to put in a travel makeup bag. (4/5)

Price:
I picked this trio up at Walgreen’s for about $2.99, which is a steal no matter how you look at it: It’s about a dollar a shade, or $24.92 per ounce (and there’s 0.12 oz in the trio). So sure it’s a bargain, but getting your money’s worth is just as important as the amount spent. I don’t think the quality is good enough to where I’m thrilled it’s so affordable, but it’s not bad enough that I think the price tag is unreasonable either. (3/5)

Wow Factor:
This trio definitely fits the girly bohemian vibe common at music festivals, and I thought the pops of color with the neutral brow would be interesting. However, the execution was poorer than I’d hoped. The color payoff was just so disappointing, and the feel of the shadows was inconsistent, leaving me less than impressed. (2/5)

Overall:
It’s a pretty, affordable trio, but the weak pigment is a deal breaker for me. Plus, the colors wash away in an hour without primer, which makes me wonder how well they’ll realistically be able to hold up to the heat at the outdoor concerts that inspired them, even with a base. The colors aren’t so rare that it warrants hunting these down. I recommend opting for better performing dupes. 3.25 (C-)

Availability:
-Drugstores
Useful Information:
-Wet ‘n’ Wild is completely cruelty-free and mostly vegan.
-This product was purchased by me.
-This collection is limited edition and won’t be around much longer.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Mini Haul

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I’ve had a little pocket money (not counting my first paycheck; much lengthier/higher quality haul to follow!), so I finally went to my local drugstore to browse the aisles. I had seen new releases from Wet ‘n’ Wild’s summer collection on Tumblr, and loved the bold, colorful shadows and the chic white limited edition packaging. So I picked up three of their trios, as well as a lipstick.
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WnW’s summer collection is centered around the music festival theme. There were six trios available at my drugstore, and I bought three. The first is No Scalpers Allowed, a feminine trio featuring a peach, violet, and bluish-purple. I’m a sucker for purple shadow, and I’m intrigued by the eyelid shade in this palette!
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The next trio I got was right up my ally, Something to Rave About. I was instantly drawn to the reddish eyelid shade–red shadows are rare! So I can’t wait to swatch that one out. The crease shade is a gorgeous looking turquoise, and finally, a sunshiny, golden yellow for the browbone highlight. I’m curious if this shade is opaque or more sheer.
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Finally, I picked up Lost My Wristband. Just by looking, this one might be my favorite! The colors look so spring/summer to me, very cheerful and a lot of fun. There’s a strawberry ice cream shade on top, then a marigold, warm yellow, and finally a medium toned grassy green. I love this combination, and can’t wait to test it out.
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I’ve heard a lot about Wet ‘n Wild’s lipsticks, but never got around to trying one. But this shade, Think Pink, was on display, because to the end of the year, Wet ‘n’ Wild will donate 25 cents from every sale of this shade to the American Cancer Society. The well-being of other women is very important to me, so I was sold instantly. However, I’m also a wild fan of pink lipstick, so I’m eager to try this shade out and am happy to have it in my collection.
Plus, since the shadows were on sale, I was able to score it all for under $10! I’m sorry for the low-quality webcam pics; since I’ve begun work, I’m saving up for a DSLR, so thank you for your patience in the meantime 🙂 Swatches and reviews of all the products mentioned here will be up soon.
 Have you tried anything from Wet ‘n’ Wild’s summer line? Do you like when cosmetics lines donate to causes that matter to you? Let me know! 

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Gorgeous Green Eye Products

I picked up an Almay eyeshadow because the lovely green shade in the pan was irresistible. However, I was disappointed. So I thought I’d put together a list of the greens in my collection that I love and work well. Greens look great on those with green and hazel eyes, and they flatter a range of skin tones. I think I reflect that here in the diversity of gorgeous greens (at different price points, too!).

For the reader’s conveniance, I listed the products in ascending price. And of course, info on the product and links to reviews and where to purchase (non affiliate links) will be provided.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Brow and Eye Pencil in Olive:

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Like the name suggests, this liner is an olive green that leans a little khaki. It’s pigmented, despite it’s low cost, and would make a fun, but day-appropriate alternative to black or brown liner. I bought mine for 99 cents from Walgreen’s.
Image via Beautylish

This fantastic little trio has two great greens (even though the browbone shade looks white in the photo above, its actually a soft green). The quality in all three shades as stellar, and wore well (6 hours without primer, 9 with). Bonus, the eyelid shade is a great dupe for MAC Humid and Urban Decay Bender. I  got mine from Walgreen’s for $2.99.
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This palette has gotten a lot of love from beauty bloggers everywhere. While I truthfully don’t reach for mine very much, the lovely green eyelid shade in the right column deserves a mention. It’s so soft and pigmented and has a warmer tone, making it more universally flattering. This was $4.99 from the Drugstore.
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I absolutely adore this eyeshadow. It was my first purchase from MAC and I’ve never regretted it. The quality, texture, and staying power are all supreme. The pigment is rich, hunter green. I can definitely see this working as a bold alternative to a black smoky eye! I got mine at the MAC counter at a local department store for $15.
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Kush is the kind of beautiful green I just can’t help but be drawn to. It looks just as lovely in the pan as it does on the lid. It’s a great bright green, and UD shadows are cruelty free and vegan. I got mine in a palette from Ulta, but you can get it on it’s own for $18.
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Loaded is such a fantastic shadow. It’s a complex shade, mostly blackened deep green with shimmer. It looks absolutely amazing for a nighttime eye. I got this in the same palette as Kush, but it’s still available as a single shadow from Ulta for $18.
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I’ve raved about this liner nonstop. I love it so much, it’s a gorgeous jade green with a bluish tilt and gold glitter. It’s just so beautiful, I can’t shut up about it. The glitter is noticeable, even on the waterline, but it’s not so big that it irritates the eye. It’s smooth and creamy and long-wearing, just what I expect from UD’s liners. I got mine in a travel size set from Ulta, but you can pick up the full size for $20.
Have you tried any of these green products? I would love to hear your favorite way to wear green on the eyes! Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments below, or send me a tweet!

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Megaslicks Lip Gloss in Cherish Review

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Wet ‘n’ Wild is a great budget brand that’s often praised for it’s great quality shadows. But before I deliberately set out to score their trios and 8-pan palettes, I had picked up one of their Megaslicks Lip Glosses in Cherish. I was just getting into beauty then, and wanted something pink and sparkly and girly. This glosses ended up fitting the bill.
Color:

A frosty, warm baby pink with mircoshimmer in the tube. The color on the lips was sheerer (although I don’t know how much of that has to do with me having naturally more pigmented lips). On the mouth, the color was semi-opaque, but the frosty, glossy shimmer was most noticeable. I thought the finish made lips look plumper, but this isn’t touted as a plumping gloss. (4/5)


Wear:

I was able to achieve 3 hours of solid wear, which is pretty excellent for a gloss. It felt thinner and tackier after 2 hours, but the pigment was consistent all the way through wear time. (5/5)


Formula:

For those with sensitive noses, be warned: this gloss has a weird, chemical-vanilla smell. It’s not repulsive, not pleasant, but it’s there. This feels thick and tacky, even tackier than a MAC gloss (but I like that texture). This gloss has vitamins A and E “to moisturize and condition.” My lips didn’t feel any worse for wear after wearing this, but I didn’t see an increase in hydration, either. (4.5/5)


Packaging:

This gloss comes in a thin, cylindrical tube with a doe-foot applicator–pretty standard. But it gets the job done well. The tube isn’t too large, which makes storing and travelling easier. Nothing to complain about here. (5/5)


Price:

This gloss contains 0.19 oz of product and sells for $1.99 USD. That’s 0.02 oz more than average, for a way cheaper cost (for reference, a MAC gloss is $15 and $88 per ounce, and WnW gloss will only cost you $10.50 per ounce). Definitely a steal! (5/5)


Wow Factor:

I’m not a gloss person, but I was impressed by the Megaslicks formula. Cherish didn’t feel drying, wore very well, and showed up nicely on the lips–there was pigment and a high-textured finish. It’s probably not the most unique shade in the world, but I think the finish adds a lot of dimension to a more basic look. (4/5)


Overall:

I really like this gloss! I think the color is pretty and I love the finish. Since I love a bold lip, using this product got me wondering, “why don’t I wear lipglosses more?” It might not be the most flattering on all skin tones, but I think the shine and sparkle is worth a gander. Plus at that price, it can’t be beat. (4.5) A-


Availability:

Wet ‘n’ Wild products are available at Drugstores. I got mine at Walgreen’s.

Useful Information:

-This product was purchased by me.
-This is the only shade in the Megaslicks gloss range that isn’t vegan (containing carmine only).

-Wet ‘n’ Wild is a cruelty free brand, dedicated to not using animal-unfriendly third parties as well.

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Face of the Day 04

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After trying out Shiro Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadow in Detective over my Maybelline Color Tattoo in Too Cool in my last FotD, I was inspired to use them more often. Sure wetting loose shadow adds a step, but I think the results are worth it because many loose eyeshadows, like the ones Shiro puts out, are very unique. I wrote in my review of Divine Justice that the brown/orange tones don’t melt like a duochrome, and instead sit on top of each other as if you layered two. It really is a neat effect!
Anyway, here are the products used (and a photo of the end result):
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(Sorry for those wispy hairs!) What makeup did you wear today?

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A Beginner’s Guide to Eye Products

Following up with my Beginner’s Guide to Lip Products post, is a novice’s introduction to the basic products used on the eyes. This includes primer, shadow, liner, and mascara. Any combination of eye makeup can enhance the face and create an interesting look. That’s the beauty of (eye) makeup–it can range from stunning to simple to fierce to playful. Whatever mood you’re in or person you want to be, you can create and project that image through your cosmetics, and eye makeup has a lot to do with that.

1) Primer: Eye primer is one of those products those outside of the beauty habit don’t really know of, but it’s such an important, useful step. Any shadow can be enhanced with a primer, also called a base, under it. This works by making the shadows more vibrant, decreases problems like creasing and fallout, and helps them last longer. Some provide coverage on the eyelid, others are more invisible. Some are smooth, some are tackier (which helps keep powdery shadow and loose shadows in place).

Urban Decay Primer Potion is a staple in many beauty fans’ collections for it’s ease of use and effectiveness. Another popular choice is Too Faced Shadow Insurance. While the previous two come in tubes, MAC Paint Pots come in small jars and have more color options (both in skin-tone and colorful shades). ELF also makes an affordable drugstore primer.

Image via Beautylish

2) Eyeshadow: A common, popular product among beauty junkies and girls who prefer to stick to the basics alike is eyeshadow. Eyeshadow is a pigment that can subtly or dramatically enhance the eyes. There’s a lot of versatility in the way these products are used, as well as in the formula of the products themselves. There are single shadows, duos, quads, and palettes, as well as pressed, cream, loose, and pigment formulas.
Pressed eyeshadows are powders that are pressed into a pan, making them generally light and easy to travel with. They often can be used wet or dry, and get the best application when used with a brush. There’s a shadow in this form to meet everyone’s needs: matte/frost/shimmer/glitter/satin finishes, ranging from natural to smoky to colorful, sheer to pigment-packed, in every shade of the rainbow at every price point. Be on the lookout for fading, short wear time, or fallout with this formula, though. Wet ‘n’ Wild Trios are some of the best (and affordable) pressed shadows I’ve found at the drugstore, and MAC eyeshadows can’t be beat.
Image via Drugstore

Cream shadows come in an emollient, smooth formula that feels richer (and obviously less dry and more creamy) than powder shadows. There’s still loads of color options with this formula, as well as versatility. This formula can make a great base for sheer powder shadows, and works better than wet powder shadow as an impromptu eyeliner. These shadows are typically housed in glass jars and can be applied with your fingers or a brush. While I love this formula for it’s staying power, beware lesser quality formulas, which can crease or dry out quickly. Maybelline Color Tatoos come in a bold mix of shades, with some softer, skin tones added recently. These wear really well and are quite affordable. For high end shadows, I’m dying to try more of Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Creams.

Image via Drugstore

Loose eyeshadows and pigments are fine powders that boast richer, more vibrant color payoff. They’re not pressed, so they can be more prone to fallout. When worn on the eye, these function much better wet (but a too-wet brush can cause streaky, patchy application!) This formula tends to really sing, with bold color payoff and rich texture. Because of the loose form, these can be reused for other things, such as becoming a lip product when mixed with clear gloss, or nail polish when mixed with clear varnish. This formula has a lot of versatility! I fell in love with indie brand Shiro’s loose shadows, and MAC makes to die for pigments. 
Image via Shiro

3) Eyeliner: Eyeliner is another useful tool in a makeup user’s arsenal. The swipe of liner across the lash line can enhance or alter the eye shape, add definition to the lashes, and add some personality to your look (depending on the color/finish you choose). A flesh tone or white liner on the water line (bottom inner rim of the eye) can make your eyes look bigger and the whites look brighter, helping you look more awake. There are three kinds of eyeliner: pencil, liquid, and gel/cream.
Pencil liner should be soft and creamy enough to draw the line on the delicate skin of the eye without skipping or tugging, but not so smooth that it smudges or has no staying power. Because pencil liners need to be sharpened, there can be some product waste, but this can be avoided by freezing the pencil first. Pencil liners are great for everyday use as they’re easy to use and don’t require any special tools. You can get close to the lash line or make a thicker line and do detailed work. I’ve tried Wet ‘n’ Wild’s liners, but so far, I find that Urban Decay’s range of pencils can’t be beat.
Image via Sephora

Liquid eyeliner is a thin formula that’s brushed on, and housed in a small bottle. This liner has a shiny, very classic look and is great for making a winged, cat-eye shape. However, this formula is also the easiest to mess up and requires patience and a steady hand to nail down. The fine point of a liquid liner’s applicator also make them great for playing with shapes and doing detailed work to your makeup. Because I’m quite bad with liquid liner, I’ve stuck to Wet ‘n’ Wild’s range, but haven’t been disappointed with it’s affordability, ease of use, and color options.
Image via Walgreens

Cream/gel eyeliners are smooth, rich, and my favorite to use. They’re not as convenient as a pencil, since they require a brush to apply, but they’re not nearly as tricky to make shapes with as a liquid. This formula mostly comes housed in jars with screw on lids. They’re creamy and go on like a dream, but can dry out quickly (put the lid back on while you’re applying your liner to prevent this). Ulta’s gel liners are surprisingly good, and I’m eager to try Bobbi Brown’s as well.
Image via Ulta

4) Mascara: Mascara is a special product, because it does different things depending on different women’s needs. That’s probably why it’s one of those well-loved items. Mascara comes in a tube and coats the lashes by applying product with the included wand. Depending on the formula, mascara can make your lashes look more voluminous or longer, as well as tinting and curling them. It’s important to know your bare lashes well, as what works for sparse lashes could cause thick natural lashes to clump, and so on. Whatever your needs, be careful of mascaras that clump, run, or dry out. I love Maybelline mascaras, and Benefit They’re Real! is also very good.
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What are your favorite products to use on your eyes?

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Best of Beauty 2013

2013 was the genesis of Peak Volume, and so there were many products in need of review this year! I’m happy to report that through all the testing, there were some truly great products. So, here’s a list of the best products PV experienced this year (all of ’em earning a score of A- or higher):

Eyeshadows:

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*UD shadows not pictured, because they’re in a palette!*


Urban Decay Maui Wowie (A+)
Urban Decay Haight (A+)
MAC Humid (A)
Urban Decay Smog (A)
Urban Decay Rockstar (A)
MAC Steamy (A-)
Shiro Perfect World (A-)
Shiro Divine Justice (A-)
Urban Decay Last Call (A-)

Eyeliners:

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Junkie (A+, Perfect Score)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Radium (A+, Perfect Score)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion (A)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Woodstock (A)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero (A)
Wet ‘n’ Wild Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner in Black (A)

Mascara:

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Benefit They’re Real! (A+)
Maybelline Colossal Volum’Express Mascara in Classic Black (A-)
Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Black (A-)

Lipsticks:

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Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart (A-)
MAC Ruby Woo (A-)
MAC Girl About Town (A-)

Nail Polishes:

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China Glaze Be Merry, Be Bright (A)
Essie Brazilliant (A)
China Glaze This Is Tree-Mendous (A-)

Of the 79 products reviewed this year, these 24 were the best! What do you think of the line-up? Have you tried any of these products?

Holiday FOTDs!

So, as many people know, it was recently Christmas! And what that often means is a series of social get-togethers, where even the tamer cosmetics fans are in the spirit to break out some glitz and glitter. Always a fan of color, here’s what I rocked on Christmas Eve and the main event, respectively.
Christmas Eve FOTD:

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-Avon Brow Pencil
Wet ‘n’ Wild 8-Pan Palette in “Blue Had Me At Hello”
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Radium
-Maybelline the Falsies Mascara
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
Christmas Day FOTD:

This is my own photo.


-Wet ‘n’ Wild 8-Pan Palette in “I Heart Matte”
-Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion

What products did you wear over the Holidays? Did you keep it natural, or did you add some glitz to your look this year?

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