Monday, June 25, 2012

Review: Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes

I have heard so many good things about these eyeliners and I finally got my hands on a few, then I bought a few more. I am in love with these liners. They are super pigmented and when they say waterproof they mean it. They don't budge at all during the day.
L to R: 0L, 23L, 12L, 11L
 Below are swatches I did and I only swiped each of the liners twice to get this amount of color. They work great on the skin and since they are super creamy they don't pull at your eyes if you try yo line your upper lash line. 
L to R: 0L, 23L, 12L, 11L
 I have been wearing them on my water line, lower lash line and upper lash line and the color really pops no matter where I put them. The only one that is hard to see is the nude one, but this I use only in my water line to brighten my eyes up when I need it. These don't need to be reapplied throughout the day, even on the water line.
L to R: 0L, 23L, 11L, 12L
My favorite of the four I have is the purple one (11L) since I have hazel eyes. The purple tone really makes the color of my eyes pop. I love all of these liners though and plan on getting more. They are really long lasting and creamy to use. They are the perfect liner for me.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Product Face off: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows VS MakeUp Forever Aqua Creams

For the longest time Benefit Creaseless Cream shadows have been my favorite cream shadow, but I had heard a lot about the Make Up Forever Aqua Creams and really wanted to try them out. I finally bit the bullet and purchased two of them and have tested them out for the past two weeks.

L to R: Birthday Suit, Pot O' Gold, R.S.V.P., Skinny Jeans;;  13, 15

Both shadows are extremely pigmented and creamy. They both apply very well and blend fairly easily. The Benefit CCS blend a little easier and I think that is due to the fact that they don't have the waterproof feature that the MUFE Aqua Creams have. Because the MUFE Aqua Creams are waterproof, I feel that they set a lot quicker which makes them a little more difficult to work with when trying to blend two together.

L to R: Birthday Suit, Pot O' Gold, R.S.V.P., Skinny Jeans;;  13, 15
Both brands are very long lasting, but I find that over time the MUFE Aqua Creams tend to crease a bit. It might be because the humidity where I live has been out of control, but the Benefit CCS don't crease at all, even when worn at work. They both can be used on their own or as a base under powder shadow. The MUFE Aqua Creams do tend to last a bit longer in general due to the fact that they are waterproof. They only come off when I use my makeup remover before I wash my face at night.

I haven't had an issue with the CCS drying out at all yet and I have had most of them for almost a year now. Since I just got the MUFE ones not too long ago I can't attest to the longevity of the product in the pot. I do think that the packaging might have something to do with it and since the MUFE are in plastic I worry where as the CCS are in glass. 

I love both of these products and really want to try more of the MUFE since I have 4 of the Benefit ones. I think the MUFE Aqua Creams are perfect for the summer since they are quick, easy and waterproof, but my favorites are the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows. I will always love these.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Review: Sheer Cover Duo Concealer

I recently received a new concealer in the Influenster Spring Beauty VoxBox and the moment I tried it I fell in love. It is the Sheer Cover Duo Concealer in light/medium

As someone who is always on the search for the prefect concealer this was an amazing treat to receive. I started to use it immediately and the first thing that sold me was the creamy texture of it. Because of the creamy consistency and great pigmentation you need the littlest amount to cover even the darkest of under eye circles (which I definitely have).

As for staying power I do need to set it with a powder to ensure it stays in place all day. I also attribute this to the creamy consistency of it. Another quality of this concealer that I love is the fact that you get two different shades so it is easy to mix them together to get the perfect shade for your skin tone.

I love being able to use the light shade under my eye to brighten the area and use the dark shade to cover any blemishes and redness on my face. I also love that it is super moisturizing due to the Jojoba in it and it is great for sensitive skin.

This really is the perfect concealer (for me at least) since it applies to smoothly, provides great, build-able coverage, is nourishing to the skin and is super light weight.The cost is $29.95 for an introductory system or for the concealer alone. Visit for more information and to purchase.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Review: Inglot Eye Shadow

L to R: AMC Shine 30, Pearl 399, Matte 342, Pearl 445, AMC Shine 44

Oh my gosh I am in love with eye shadow. On my recent trip to Las Vegas I stopped by Inglot to create my very own pallet with the Freedom System. These are some of the best shadows I have ever used. The texture is super buttery and smooth so they glide on the eye effortlessly. The blend so seamlessly into one another and with very little fallout (the matte shade is the worst culprit)

L to R: AMC Shine 30, Pearl 399, Matte 342, Pearl 445, AMC Shine 44

 I love the pigmentation as well. All 5 shades I have are ones that I can wear every day, and I have worn them at all different times of the day and to different events. I do wish I had some more matte shadows, but the one I have is the perfect best friend shadow for me. It is my new favorite crease color and helps when I am trying to do some darker looks for the evening.

The only downside to the Freedom System is that once you put the pans in the pallet you can't see the name of the color. I kept the boxes and was later able to look them up online then I labeled my pallet on the back (shown below).

My go to look with these has been Pearl 399 on the lid, Matte 342 in the crease and for a night out I add Pearl 445 to the outer v. I also love AMC Shine 30 as a highlight. It is not too shiny, but catches the light perfectly. 

I can't wait to pick up more of these. I love the fact that with the Freedom System you can customer build pallets that suit your needs. I want to build a neutral one, a color one, maybe a matte one, and a blush pallet too.