SMASHBOX Hazel Eyes Photo Op Eye Enhancing Palette

I’ve started using more Smashbox products lately due to the excellent color combinations they put together. I also like that this set is arranged to tailor to eye color. The Hazel Eyes palette contains a range of shades and tones. The three top colors are marked as the SOFT TRIO to create softer daytime looks. […]

SEPHORA by izak Satin Kiss Twin Lipstick Set

The packaging for this product is novel. Each end of the tube holds a different shade of the color Coquette – one light and one dark. You press on one end to push the lipstick out the other side to use, and press it back in when done. The two lipsticks are pressurized to stay […]

BARE MINERALS eyeshadow palette – The Cocktail Hour

The Cocktail Hour bare Minerals palette itself is very nice – gold toned and about 4 inches by almost 3 inches rectangular with rounded corners. It is slender, easy to carry in your purse. The inside mirror is big – as wide as the case. It holds 8 eyeshadows and a small brush (with brushes […]

MAC Fix+ Finishing Mist

MAC Fix + will make a great finishing touch to any makeup routine. Fix + is a vitamin and mineral water spritz for your face that is infused with the calming ingredients of green tea, chamomile and cucumber, with a nice smell. Its clear, and goes on sheer. The product comes out in a fine mist […]

URBAN DECAY Jen’s Rock 4-eyeshadow palette

This a customizable eyeshadow palette for four Urban Decay eyeshadows – it came with the color ROCK. The palette itself is metal with a large mirror inside and an attractive collage of gems on the front cover as well as the company’s tagline – beauty with an edge. I like their palettes for four eyeshadows […]

URBAN DECAY Jen’s Melt 4-eyeshadow palette

This is another Urban Decay customizable palette, that fits four eyeshadows – it came with the eyeshadow MELT (which is a light, warm beige with sheen). The design for this palette is pretty and edgy, with its purple melting roses. Is also a nice size for a useful range of colors while remaining a small […]

SEPHORA Jumbo 12hour Eyeliners

I bought these as a set that I found in the sale section of the Sephora site after Christmas last year. I was looking for a soft eyeliner and I liked several of the shades in this collection, especially the kaki and the lighter the middle purple (in the swatches below). These glide on very […]

VICTORIA’S SECRET Fragrance Mist

Victoria’s Secret carries a variety of fragrances. This one is categorized as SEDUCTION. The scent is Dark Orchid #1. I really like this dark woodsy, floral scent especially for evenings out. The spray bottle is convenient to use. Although the scent fades as the hours wear on, it’s a very nice alternative to cologne. VictoriasSecret.com, […]

URBAN DECAY 6 eye shadow – Vintage Build Your Own Palette

Urban Decay typically offers four and six eyeshadow customizable palettes with a variety of cover designs and some that come with one eyeshadow, some pre-filled, and some that are entirely customizable. This Vintage Build Your Own Palette is sold palette-only, for you to fill as desired. I like to change out the shadows in the […]

SPRING 2013 Beauty Trend Show

As spring emerges, trending looks include metallic, frosty eyeshadows; natural full or classic red lips; glossy tresses; and pale, dewy pink cheeks. Trendy colors are corals and blues. I just went to the Nordstrom Trend Show at Bellevue Square in Washington State over the weekend – on March 23rd, 2013 – with a friend. This […]