urban decay 24/7 eyeliners

ud-gel liners

ud-swatch

 

if you’ve been reading my blog, by this time, you know that i love all things urban decay and their eyeliners are no exception. these super creamy, highly pigmented eyeliners are hands down my favorite go-to for that amazing pop of color. another plus is that they are waterproof and totally smudge proof. once you apply these, they stay ALL day. 

what i really love about their colors is that if they are metallic or glittery, they totally represent that finish. their glittery ones are not chunky or drying. they go on very smooth.

i’m featuring the following colors:

black velvet – this is very dark and has a matte, charcoal finish

freak – one of my favs, this is a bright lime green

abyss – a bold, royal blue

delinquent – a glittery, deep purple

junkie – another fav, an emerald green

so – after all this raving, you should know that these liners come with a little bit of a price tag attached. they are $20. so, definitely a high end purchase, but they are very long lasting and totally worth the extra buck!

http://www.urbandecay.com/urban-decay/eye-makeup/24%2F7-glide-on-eye-pencil/122.html

let me know if you’ve tried them and what your fav colors are.

beauty always, erin

 

may favorites

 

 

 

 

 

 

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i have a handful of may favorites to share with you. i know that lalicious has made it onto my monthly favorites in the past, but it’s so amazing, i have to talk about it again. sugar kiss “extraordinary whipped sugar scrub” smells like straight up pink sugar. it is so sweet and delish and super moisturizing and exfoliating. this definitely has some grit to it, so if you like a nice scrubby scrub, you will totally dig this. it is a little pricey, but worth every penny.

http://www.lalicious.com/sugar-scrub/extraordinary-whipped-sugar-kiss-sugar-scrub.html

my next fav this month was a total surprise to me. i picked it up at ulta for a whopping $5!!! and i’ve been reaching for it all month. you know i love my high end mascara’s, but this baby gives my lashes that fabulous doe-eyed, wispy look. i am still shocked that it is only $5. what?!

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5050091&skuId=2254958&_requestid=469546

i guess i have a mix of bargain and high end favs thismonth and the next one definitely fits in high end, but it still somewhat reasonable. “high brow” eye brow highlighting pencil by benefit is the perfect blend of creamy and bright to amp your brows. 

http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/high-brow-glow

ok, so this next product gets me tons of compliments everytime i wear it. it is super glam and not for the eye shadow shy peeps out there. it gives some serious glittery, but not in a hooker kinda way. it is stila’s magnificent metals shadow in “kitten.” this champagne-y shade is perfect for pairing with a bold colored liner (see next!) i loooove the way this looks like foil on the lids! the only kinda negative thing about it – is that it is super pricey at $32!

http://www.sephora.com/magnificent-metals-foil-finish-eye-shadow-P382314

and last but not least is a sephora branded product called jumbo liner in peacock shimmer. it claims to last 12 hours and i can tell you that it lasts more than that. i have to soak my eyelid in makeup remove to get this off at the end of the day. it pairs really well with the stila kitten shadow. it is super bold and bright!

http://www.sephora.com/jumbo-liner-12hr-wear-waterproof-P284507

i hope you’ve enjoyed my favorites blog. let me know if you’ve tried any of these and what you think!

 

sephora luster matte

sephora is constantly surprising me with their innovative products. i am so loving this new one called luster matte. while i will always love my lip glosses, i am a sucker for a matte finish. i feel it gives a great pop of color without being too overly dramatic. i bought the shade mulberry luster, which is a blue-ish toned, bold fushia. it is simply amazing. it goes on without any dragging or drying and gives great color.

http://www.sephora.com/luster-matte-long-wear-lip-color-P385561?skuId=1568104

it’s the perfect blend of drugstore and high-end at $16!

beauty always, erin

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deborah lippmann fancy nail polish

i am a lover of nailpolish, and especially fancy nail polish, which this totally is.

i have to say, if you’re wondering if expensive nail polish is worth the price point over drug store nail polish, it definitely is. not only does it go on smoother and bolder, but it’s staying power is significantly longer.

this is deborah lippmann’s nail polish, which can be bought on her website or in-store at sephora and neiman’s.

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i love this shade, because it has glitter in it that isn’t too chunky, and is still relatively subtle. well, as subtle as glitter can be :)

i have a few other of her shades, and i love the quality of this nail polish.

beauty always, erin

smashbox – santigolden eyeshadow collage

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i have a new perfect palette that i have fallen in love with. it is from the limited edition santigolden collection by smashbox.

they have two eyeshadow palettes, and this one is called “earth as we know it” and it can be used wet or dry. 

http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword=SMASHBOX%20Santigolden%20Age%20Eye%20Shadow%20Collage%20P385475&skuId=1588086&productId=P385475&_requestid=75861

i’ve swatched the colors for you and also included a pic of the shadows on my lid. they are super creamy with little fallout and amazing pigment. they all are very shimmery, with the exception of the navy.

the colors in the serpent shaped palette are:

Soft Sparkling Cream, Kelly Green, Dark Matte Blue, Raisin with Rose Gold Blue, Dark Sparkly Forest Green 

this is perfect for traveling and to give you a pop of color for summer. there are also many other items in the collection like eyeliners and lip glosses. there was a translucent, gold shimmery lip gloss for layering that i almost bought.

it retails for about $37.

love this super luxe shadow palette!

beauty always, erin

 

dior addict – fluid stick

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i have a new favorite lip product. i can’t call it a gloss or lipstick, because it is somewhere in between. i’ve been stalking my local dior counter for these to show up. they’ve been on the market for about a month or so now, but only via websites and i wanted to be able to swatch them live before purchasing them.

it was worth the wait. i need more of these. they feel AMAZING. it is a classic doe foot applicator, but in an oval shape. as soon as you apply these to your lips, you feel a cooling, moisturizing effect. it goes on like a gloss, but gives the all-day stay and pigment of a lipstick. i picked them up in two colors:

pandore – a true coral

vie d’enfer – a blueish toned red/berry 

these lippys will cost you, but i’m willing to pay a little more for something that moisturizes my lips and gives them long-lasting color.

http://www.dior.com/beauty/en_us/fragrance-and-beauty/makeup/lips/lip-gloss/pr-gloss-Y0285207-fabulous-wear-high-impact-glossy-colour-lip-hybrid.html?gclid=CO_4kNHKi74CFaMF7Aodg3oAng

beauty always, erin

mary kay cosmetics – sun kissed glam look

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i’m so excited to share with you all about these mary kay products! i know that mary kay has had the reputation of being a little expensive in the past, but these new products are super affordable and perfect for summer. i received my samples complimentary from influenster and they are amazing.

last love mascara in i love black / $15 – this mascara is definitely a new favorite of mine, in lengthens and has a very cool brush that grabs onto each lash for ultimate dimension

cream eye color in apricot twist / $14 – this creamy formula has a relatively sheer finish that is build-able and gives eyes just enough pop

mineral cheek color shy blush / $12 – i love that this color is very natural and isn’t shimmery. it gives my cheeks that barely blushed look

transluscent loose powder / $16 – this is awesome for a finishing powder and keeps your look set in place all day. it goes on very smooth and doesn’t give a white cast at all

gel eyeliner in jet black / $18 – this gel liner is super pigmented and gives eye an exotic look. it is great for under the eye or on the eyelid. it doesn’t drag at all and is super super black.

bronzing powder / $18 – i have to be honest with you, i’ve never used a bronzing powder before and i now wear this one daily. it give you a nice sun-kissed look and allows you to contour your face with a color that is just a few shades darker than your skin tone.

nourishine plus lip gloss in mango tango / $14 – this gloss is perfect for summer in a bright coral with a goldish tone to it. not sticky or tacky, lip gloss made my lips feel smooth, but i did have to apply it a few times during the day. 

i think mary kay has made a lot of changes over the past few years. this is not your mother’s mary kay, but a bright new formulated group of cosmetics that you can incorporate into your every day look. i love that versatility of all of the products!