Look of the Day

Look of the Day

Hello beauties! Sorry it’s been so long since I last posted. I have quite a few new products to review now that Sephora Chic Week is over, but my face has been breaking out like crazy! Can anyone recommend some good skincare? I have a sample of Clinique’s new Clinical Clearing Gel that I’ll try tonight, but I never know what to buy and I’m so afraid of irritating my skin!

Well, spring has sprung, today was a beautiful day and I wanted a pop of color while I was out running errands. I decided to match my favorite sunglasses and new scarf! Turquoise was speaking to me and this look did the trick.

On eyes: Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil in Clash (used as a liner), Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadows in White Chocolate all over and Milk Chocolate in crease, Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion, Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero on upper waterline, Too Faced LashGasm Mascara, Anastasia brow powder.
On cheeks: Benefit Cosmetics Poisetint.
On lips: Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Kissyfit.
On face: Benefit Porefessional, Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation and 24/7 Concealer Pencil.

And if you’re interested, my earrings and scarf are from Charming Charlie, the sunglasses are from Francesca’s (but I bought them last year). Anyone want to share their Chic Week picks? I bought a few duds unfortunately, and they have been returned. 😦 However, I LOVE my new Too Faced finds from the Pardon My French set. Let me know what you scored in the comments!

Treat Yo Self: Mini Sephora haul + free goodies

Treat Yo Self: Mini Sephora haul + free goodies

Here’s my latest little haul, which includes the Radiant Rush Matte lipstick from Sephora + Pantone Color of the Year. So excited to try this… I’ll be posting a review soon.

I also picked up a Tocca hand cream and rollerball set in Florence, a yummy blend of gardenia and bergamot- so feminine and romantic! Florence isn’t one of the hand cream scents regularly available, so I was really excited to snag this. Plus, the rollerball is a decent size, slightly larger than a deluxe sample for comparison.

I also got two 100 point perks: Urban Decay Naked lipgloss in Lovechild and Too Faced Primed & Poreless oil free face primer. I haven’t tried the primer yet, but I like to carry a mini around in my daily makeup bag for emergencies. I quickly swiped the UD gloss and I wasn’t bowled over by the formula or saturation of color. I’ll stick with Lip Junkie, but I can always use a mini lippie for my purse. (Who’s with me??)

Finally, the free stuff. Honestly, sometimes I enjoy my freebies as much as my full-size products. 🙂 Samples are Fresh soy face cleanser, Katy Perry Killer Queen, Phyto Hydration Express conditioner, and a deluxe sample of Lancome Lip Lover in Framboise Etoile (a new product).

When it comes to online orders, something about a package bursting with little treats can be just as (sometimes more) satisfying as finding the latest mega-palette on my doorstep. What do you think?

Get it while you can… Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Deal alert! Sephora still has Urban Decay’s Anarchy Face Case in stock, on sale for $29. This is such a steal considering the original price was $44. This palette includes five eyeshadows (four new, one re-release), two blushes, one highlighter, a travel-size eye pencil and full-size lip pencil.

Urban Decay - Anarchy Face Case

I recommend this palette for the amazing value at the sale price. Currently this particular shade of Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color, Scandal, is available only on Urban Decay’s web site and retails for $20. I don’t wear a lot of bold lip color but this one is SO PRETTY. The 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion (one of my all-time fave products) is a travel-size but according to my math is approximately a $13 value. Even if the shadows don’t seem enticing (which is understandable as four of the five are glittery!) the lip pencil and eyeliner make this worth the money, think of everything else as a bonus. Additionally, I was impressed with the quality of the blushes- they’re so smooth and pigmented, a real find since UD only sells the Naked Flushed palettes and no individual blushes at this time. The down side is I felt like the eyeshadows don’t wear quite as long as other UD products I’ve used in the past and they’re mostly glittery with quite a bit of fallout.

I’ve seen other bloggers venture into depotting everything from the case, which can be tricky because of the mirrors on the top of both sections. For now I’ll keep it all together- I wouldn’t say this is the most versatile palette I own, but everything works in harmony for a fantastic evening look. This was a holiday release so these colors are ready to party! Pick up this little steal and stash it in your desk drawer to transition to happy hour.

Here’s a quick look I did for going out to dinner with friends last night! I used all the shadows except Provocateur, the glittery mauve.

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Moved my bangs so the eyeshadow is more visible. 🙂

photo(1)Eyes: Fray (matte mauve) from lashline to brow, Vaporize (shimmery taupe with silver glitter) on lids,
Redemption (dark frosty gray with silver glitter) in crease and on lower lashline, Revolt (metallic silver with silver glitter) on inner corner with a dab on the browbone, eye pencil in Perversion, Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara and Benefit Stay Don’t Stray eye primer in light/medium.

Cheeks: Quickie (matte hot pink) blush and Craze (sheer shimmery gold) highlighter.

Lips: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in Ozone, Urban Decay Lip Primer Potion (not currently available, I picked up two of these on sale for more than 50% off over the holidays, so I have a feeling it’s about to relaunch with a reformulation or new packaging), Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Scandal (metallic raspberry pink).

Coming up: my Sephora order should be delivered today, which means I’ll have my first look at the Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick from the new Sephora + Pantone Color of the Year Radiant Orchid collection! OOH…AHHH 🙂 It’s finally up online and I’m just drooling over the pretties, y’all. I’m also working on a post showing off my first-ever mini haul from my color junkie soul sisters at Sugarpill Cosmetics! Plus, the Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette launches on urbandecay.com in 5 days! I’m still on the fence about when to buy…