Urban Decay Shadow Box for Fall 2014

Urban Decay Shadow Box

Urban Decay Shadow Box for fall 2014 is an Ulta exclusive that is available now.

This palette includes twelve eyeshadow shades including nine bestselling shades as well as three new ones. Inside the purple and black orchid-print palette you will find a nice-sized mirror with the words “beauty with an edge” on the lower right corner.

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Makeup Geek Blush Swatches & Review

Makeup Geek Blush

Makeup Geek Blush is a new product from the brand and it comes in thirteen gorgeous shades available either as a pan or in a compact.

These are super finely milled powders which are talc and paraben-free. They are long-lasting, incredibly pigmented, very soft and easily blendable. I had the pleasure of trying out seven of the shades and I am seriously impressed with them!

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Nail Art Wednesdays with Let Them Have Polish – How To: Easy Color Drips

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It’s Wednesday again, which means another cool nail art tutorial from Cris at Let Them Have Polish! Enjoy!

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Hello lovely readers!! Today I want to share a break down of one of the very first nail art techniques I ever tried, DRIPS! Drip manis create the effect of melting colors, think of melted crayon art. I’ve always found these really neat and easy to create. As with most techniques I share, the drip look comes with endless possibilities.

I love how drip manis look, and there are about 1,342 ways in which one can achieve this neat effect. With that said, I want to focus on the method I find easiest and quickest. Step one, of course, is to choose your base color. For this tutorial I went with KBShimmer Stark Raven Mad. Isn’t she a beauty? Though not completely necessary, I do suggest top coating your base color to aid in dry time as well, as protecting the base while working on your drips.

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MAC Viva Glam Rihanna II

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna II

There’s a new MAC collection on the horizon called MAC Viva Glam Rihanna II which features two new lip items with 100% of the selling price going towards the MAC AIDS fund.

The Lipstick is in a red velvety tube with her signature on it, and the Lipglass also has the red velvety top with her signature.

MAC Lipstick Viva Glam Rihanna II

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Illamasqua Once…for Autumn 2014

Illamasqua Once...

The Illamasqua Once…collection for autumn 2014 is best explained by Illamasqua themselves – “The beauty of old and new endures with Once. Decadent & lavish, dabble with rich textures and autumnal, delicate colors, which are conveyed in this exquisite & harmonious fall collection.”

“Once is the beauty of the burnished, eroded and erudite. A palette inspired by the gentle and exquisite point when a flower starts to fade and becomes impossibly beautiful in its complex decline. Combined with the subtle opulence of faded gilt layers that reveal themselves the more you blend and search. She is an incandescent moment, a poem alive and a light within a pallet of decaying decadence.” Alex Box, Creative Director for Illamasqua.

I love their descriptions and I also love the gorgeous imagery for this collection, which I have included in this review. I can’t think of another brand who’s imagery is more beautiful for each of their collections.

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