My first quad review!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Direct sunlight

Maquiriche quad – contains:

  • Crème Lustré (ivory)
  • Angora (purple)
  • Plunge (blue)
  • Sunberry (red)
Incandescent light

Thoughts:
Low payoff when dry; glitter “moved” no matter what. The blue shade is gorgeous, when wet, and the ivory is a beautiful hilighter when dry, but the red and purple didn’t really move me.

Overall? Kinda “meh”. Gorgeous colours but not for me.
Dry. Indirect light. (sorry it was so blurry, my camera wouldn’t focus!)


Wet, indirect light. Much better!

Wet, direct sunlight. Gorgeous, no?

!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

BEST. AD. EVER.

Men in makeup. Menup? Makemen. Mup. I’ll stop.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Me and ^? So not happening. Sorry, dude.


Personally, I’m not into it – maybe if he was rockin’ the whole guyliner thing, but when your man is wearing more MU than you are… there is reason for concern, is there not?

Which is not to say that I like my guys to be all butch and manly – hair gel is a godsend, and a boy with skincare routine gets bonus points in my books! But I’m drawing the line at liner, maybe a bit of concealer for acne (NOT undereye circles!) – call me sexist or whatnot, but any more and I’m hitting the hills.

Side story: There’s an SA at our Sephora that a friend and I have nicknamed DiorBoy. Asian, gorgeously high cheekbones… wears so much makeup babies may cry. It’s all applied fabulously and meticulously, though – not a pore in sight, though that thick but creaseless layer of foundation. He even does blush – always peach! The reason for the nickname? He’s their Dior boy. If you ask him for help with a product, he will recommend Dior, and nothing else. His station is littered with it – I think he used to work at the Dior counter in the Bay before Sephora nabbed him (they used to have a very made-up Asian boy right up until Sephora hit the city. Logic says it’s the same one.) (Either that or he’s the creepiest fanboy ever)

DiorBoy is very bad for my friend’s wallet. Not mine, because I have self-restraint, but he once talked her into a $40 blusher when she was in for mascara. Loves him to bits!

So? What are your thoughts on men who wear makeup?

(Alternate question: your favourite celeb eye candy + a full face of makeup, including blush and lipstick. Still love ‘em?*)

*Jensen Ackles, I would have your babies even if you wore lipgloss**.

**Even if it was blue***.

***à la Joey in Friends.

Ideas for a great Stila order

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stila’s got a few great deals this holiday season! They’re offering a free Spiced Rum lip glaze with a purchase of $30 or more with the code GLAZE4U.

To get to $30? Here are the great deals, from the cheapest to the most expensive! (You’re welcome!)

Now go finish your Christmas shopping!

Take a Hint!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

MAC Tendertone. Shade? See: title.

[I'm not sure why this collection raised the fuss that it did - I received this in swap and let me tell 'ya, it wasn't for me! So here's a review, but I'm sick, so it's kinda pathetic.]Cons: too sticky, with a bubblegummy scent that drives me crazy. Not very pigmented.

Pros: Great shine, and it doesn’t dry out my lips. Plus, this isn’t something that wears off in fifteen minutes – that’s always the drawback, though – if it has good stay, it’s always sticky! Compared to a lot of glosses, though, the stickiness isn’t bad. Gorgeous packaging, of course. I believe this is the same type of pot as the Paint Pots are stored in, and it feels incredibly luxe! Weighted, and high-quality, this is something you could drop on the floor a few times without damaging it. (The floor may not fare so well, though!)

Not so great if: you’re like me, a makeup-minimalist. If lip balm, a touch of concealer, eyeliner, and blush is your go-to look, this will drive you crazy!

Great if: you love sweet things – I betcha this did really well with the U20 age group, excluding me. Also great if you want some shine with staying power, and don’t mind the sticky!

Comment or send me MUAmail if you want this! I’ve been trying to get rid of it so someone else can love it, but it’s going to cost like $15 to ship and no one’s really up for that x.x (One girl actually accused me of lying. Quite literally, in a “either you’re an idiot and your p.o. is ripping you off or you’re lying in your product description” way. Bitch. We don’t all have the luxury of cheap shipping! /end rant)

Off to go get better! (Jk, I’m off to school, because I’m a masochist at the bottom of it all)

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