Tag Archives: eye shadow

New Milani Powdered Eyeshadows

I’m in total love! Have you seen the new Milani Powdered eyeshadows? They are awesome!! I went to every CVS in my area at least three times trying to hunt down these CVS exclusive shadows. Finally, after looking with no success, I went to the CVS website and low and behold there they were!

I got most of the colors I wanted, 2 were sold out:( Anyway, they arrived in pretty good shape, although one was slightly broken. My box had been badly abused by USPS so I’m surprised more weren’t damaged. Here are the colors I picked up!

White Lie is a matte white. Its hard to build to a stark white color and kind of chalky. Its matte. It works very well as a highlight. I liked French Vanilla much better. Its a cream color. Even though its also matte, it seemed to apply much easier. Mattes are sometimes hard to deal with though and at this price point I’m not complaining about White Lie! I’ll take it all day long! Brown Stone is a gorgeous chocolate brown. Its matte. The formula is very pigmented and easy to blend. I’m loving Gold Dust. Its a gorgeous gold shade, not to orange:) Yea! Its high shimmer, which I like:) We can all use a little shimmer in our lives!!

Tickled Pink is a soft shimmery pink shade. Shocking Pink is a loud, hot pink shade. Its matte. Its gorgeous, but the formula is a little on the dry side. I still like it though. Just Perfect is indeed perfect. Its pigmented and gorgeous. Its a green with shimmer and it flashes aqua blue in some lights. Woohoo!! I do love a good duo chrome eyeshadow!

On the whole these shades are highly pigmented, with the exception of White Lie and French Vanilla, which swatch ok, but upon transfer to the eye gets a little lost on me. I’m fine with that because these are highlight colors and I don’t want them to be too out there, you know what I mean? I’m very pale, NC 20, so they will probably show up a little better on darker skin tones if you are looking for more of a punch of color. I think out of the two French Vanilla is my favorite.

Milani has done an awesome job with the matte shades. These are notoriously hard shadows to make and even high end lines struggle to get it right. Are they perfect? No, but they are definitely competing with some of the higher end matte formulas. The shimmer shades are beautiful. They are a dream to blend.

These shades are a CVS exclusive. You can get them at your local store or online at http://www.cvs.com. They retail for $4.99 each, what a great deal! Sometimes CVS runs specials buy one, get one 1/2 off. You can also get them directly from Milani at http://www.milanicosmetics.com/ , but you will pay $5.99 for them there.

The only disappointment I had with this order was that one shadow was slightly broken and that they were sold out of Caramel Brown and Olympian Blue, which I desperately need in my life! The hunt is on!

xxx
Christy

I purchased these items myself and as always, these are my own honest opinions.

Review: Milani Eyeshadow Pencils

One of ilani’s latest releases has been their cream eyeshadow pencils. They come in a variety of colors from neutrals to bold brights.

These pencils are really nice.  They are creamy and do not tug at your eyelid when you apply them.  They blend well (the white one blends a little too well for certain eye looks).  I didn’t have any creasing and they easily lasted a good 10 hours without fading.

The only issue I had was with the white pencil.  These pencils claim to be highly pigmented, which the blue one is, but when you touch the white shadow, it turns into a sheen.  Its pretty, don’t get me wrong, but the color is almost impossible to build.  It makes a beautiful highlight though.

So, have you picked up any of these shadows and if so what do you think of them?

xxx

Christy

I purchased these products myself and as always these are my own, honest opinions.

Eye Tutorial: Mac Barefoot Eyeshadow

Hope you enjoy this eye look using the Mac Barefoot eyeshadow from the Hey Sailor collection from summer 2012.

xxx

Christy

I purchased all the products in this video and I was not compensated to feature any product.  As always, these are my own, honest opinions.

Eye Tutorial: Chanel Trace and Safari

By request, here is a video showing an eye look using Chanel Trace and Chanel Safari eyeshadows.  Of course, both shadows are gorgeous and you can use them in different ways.  This is just my interpretation.  I hope you enjoy!!

xx

Christy

All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to mention or review these items.

ELF Warm Eyeshadow Palette Summer 2012

ELF has come out with some great palettes for Spring 2012. I picked up the Elf Studio 32 Piece Warm Eyeshadow Palette and I’m really impressed with the quality, especially when compared with previous palettes I have purchased.

Traditionally, ELF palettes are hit or miss, some great colors and some not so great. This palette overall is a good palette. It has 32 warm toned shades, mostly matte, but there are a few satin and shimmer shades as well. Most of the colors are creamy, pigmented and blend well. A couple of shades did give me problems though, specifically some of the darker shades. A few of the matte shades are chalky.

The first shade of the second row (matte peachy white) and the 4th color on the 2nd row (soft pink) are chalky, but blend out okay. The 6th color on the second row (pinky purple shade) was streaky and hard to blend. The third row, 4th shade (matte peach color) was chalky and hard to blend. The The remaining shades on row 3, numbers 5-8 were streaky and hard to blend. The 5th line, 5th shade (yellow) was poorly pigmented.

I only had issues with 9 out of the 32 shades, the rest were pigmented and blended well. The remaining nine are still workable, although you may have to do a little more blending and color building.

For $5 I think this is a great deal. Its a good way to get a bunch of spring and summer colors at a great price. The packaging is okay, but I can’t complain at this price point. Its plastic, and it has a white label on the front. The packaging flips open and you get a mirror and sponge tip applicator. The package weighs 1.10oz/32g

You can get this in stores at Target and also online at eyeslipsface.com or wherever ELF products are sold. Sometimes I can find them at Kmart.

So did you pick up any of ELF’s spring offerings? Do tell!!

xx
Christy

All items were purchased by me. I was not paid to mention or review these items.

Wedding Eyeshadow Tutorial: Too Faced Matte Eyeshadow

Hi guys.  Here is a wedding eyeshadow tutorial using all matte eyeshadows from the Too Faced Romantic Eye palette. I used Boquet Toss, Un-Veiled, I Do and Kiss The Bride.  I hope you enjoy it!!

xx

Christy

All items were purchased by me. I was not paid to mention or review these items.

Christy’s Wish List for Sephora’s VIB 15% Off Sale

I do love a good sale.  Of course 15% is not as good as the 20% that Sephora does for their VIB’s around November/December, but it still makes me pretty darn happy!!  Here is my wish list.  Please comment and let me know what your wish list is!  I’d love to hear your picks!!!

xx

Christy

My Wish List:

Nars Orgasm Nail Polish

Lancome Color Design Palette in Bronze Amour

Lancome Color Design Palette in Kissed By Gold

Smashbox Shades of Fame Palette

Sephora + Pantone Lipstick in Tangerine Tango

Sephora+ Pantone Blush Duo in Coral/Dessert Flower

Nars Blush in Cactus Flower

Chanel Ebloui Tutorial (Mirror for LisaLisaD1)

Hi guys. Thanks so much for visiting me today!! I’m so glad you’re here.

This is a tutorial using Chanel Ebloui, which is a cream eyeshadow. It is a reddened brown and one of my favorite all time eyeshadows!!!

Lisa of LisaLisaD1 on Youtube asked if she should pick up Ebloui while she was doing a tutorial on another Chanel cream shadow called Illusoire. This is a mirrored tutorial of Lisa’s technique using the Ebloui eyeshadow so she, and you, can see what it looks like in action:)

I hope you enjoy this tutorial.

xx
Christy

All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to mention or review these items.

Haul: Chanel, Nars, Buxom, Mac, Tarte, Butter, Sally Hanson

Hi everyone!!  Here is my latest haul.  Hope you enjoy it!  For individual photos and swatches see the blog post about that particular item:)  I’ll post the links below the video!  Thanks for visiting me.  Hope your having an awesome day!!!

xx

Christy

Butter Lippys: http://ididmyface.com/butter-london-lippy-review/

All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to mention or review these items.

St. Patrick’s Day: My Favorite Green and Gold Eyeshadows

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day I thought it would be fun to pull out some of my favorite green and gold eyeshadows and show them to you. I really hope you enjoy this! What are your favorite green and gold shadows? Do tell!!
xx
Christy

I purchased all items shown in this video and have not been paid to mention or review these items.