Review & Swatches: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 5 Fuchsia in Excess

(Yves Saint Laurent) YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 5 Fuchsia in Excess contains 0.15 oz of product and retails for $34. Sephora describes this color as a "luminous bright pink." It definitely fuchsia to me. I can't wear a lot of pinks but because of the purple-y fuchsia tones in it, I find it quite flattering on me. 
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Review & Swatches: Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black

Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black contains 0.016 oz of product and retails for $20. It has a felt tip applicator that is very thin. The packaging is very light and sleek, like a pen.
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Review & Swatches: MAC Select Sheer/Pressed Powder in NC 35

MAC Select Sheer/Pressed Powder contains 12 grams / 0.42 ounces of product and my color is NC35. It currently retails for $24 and it comes with a suede finish sponge. It is a very sheer and light powder. On MAC's website, it claims to let the "skin's natural vitality and freshness glow through" and says the skin will look flawless. After months of using this powder, I believe those claims. 
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EOTD - July 25, 2013 // Warm & Bronzed

I've recently been using liquid eyeliner again. I got Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner during the big 50% off sale and I've been testing it out. I've forgotten how much I loved doing winged eyeliner. I have hooded lids and uneven eyes and so winged eyeliner doesn't always look good on my eyes. 

Products used -
  • Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Bronze Have More Fun (review here) all over the lid
  • Inglot Freedom System AMC Eyeshadow in #52 (review here) in the outer crease
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Broken under the brow
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  • Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof Mascara in Very Black (review here)
  • Lancome Cils Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base (review here)

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Makeup Look: Naked Nights ft. Urban Decay's Naked Palette & Revlon's Black Cherry

I was playing around with my makeup recently and I realized that I haven't used half the shades in my Naked Palette. I then created this look and created a more vampy look. I know it's summer and everyone is reaching for bright colors, but I love fall colors. I had a lot of fun and went all out, including using blush, highlighter, and bronzer. I usually never have this much makeup on but it made me feel quite fancy.

Keep on reading to see what products I used!
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Review & Swatches: Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Medium Beige

I've been testing Revlon's Nearly Naked Foundation in 180 Medium Beige for the past few months. I finally got around to writing a review. This foundation has light to medium coverage and has a natural satin finish. It evens out the skin color while still letting the skin breathe. 
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First Lash Experience!! ft. Duo Lash Glue (Brush On Striplash Adhesive Version) + Ardell Demure Lashes

The only time I've tried false lashes was for prom, but they were individual lashes that I took off right away. No matter how I put them on, they looked incredibly unnatural and weird to me. My lashes were shorter than the short individual lashes by Ardell and I couldn't figure out how to configure the lashes. I decided to give false lashes another chance.

I wanted really natural lashes, and I've read that Ardell's Demure Lashes were one of the more natural ones. I also bought Duo Lash Glue in the tube to try out since I heard that the tube version gives more control on distributing the glue. 
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Review & Swatches: Avon Glimmersticks in Plum Wine, Striking Emerald, Emerald and Dark Brown (Brow Definer)

A few years ago, my friend gave me the Avon Glimmersticks in Emerald. When she gave it to me, I didn't really wear that much color. I recently found it and I realized that I quite liked it. I then decided to buy more because it was a 3 for $9 with free shipping. I couldn't skip out on the deal and decided to get three more!

The Glimmersticks that I have now are Emerald, Striking Emerald (Glimmersticks Chromes), and Plum Wine (Waterproof). I also got a Glimmersticks Brow Definer in Dark Brown. All of them have the same retractable packaging and contain 0.28 grams of product. 
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Review & Swatches: Dior Addict Lipstick in 643 Diablotine

The Dior Addict Lipstick in 643 Diablotine is described as a "sheer muted poppy red" by Sephora's website and contains 0.12 oz. of product. It is a sheer coral red lipstick with a healthy sheen on me. Because it is sheer, the color will look different on everybody.
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Review & Swatches: Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in RD607 Nocturne

Shiseido's Lacquer Rouge in RD607 (Nocturne) is described as an "intense dark red" on the Sephora website. It is a dark red, but it's not intense. There are some berry undertones in this color. There are also very very fine purple-y shimmers, but it's not overpowering. This product is a liquid lipstick and it is extremely opaque. 
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Makeup Look: Snow White

I recently entered another contest on Reddit and it was Disney themed. I was going to do Mulan, but there were already a few other Mulan looks. I chose to do Snow White instead! I do not have fair skin or luscious black locks, and so I decided to fake it! 

It was quite fun doing this look. I even a bit of freckles. Snow White is quite young and so I thought it added a nice touch. Blush on the apples of my cheeks looks odd and so I used it to contour my cheek bones instead. 

I mostly used theBalm's Nude 'Tude palette for this look. 

Click "Read More" to see more pictures and a list of the products I used!
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Review & Swatches: Butter London's Nail Polish in Knackered

*My friend left her nail polishes with me for the summer and she let me use/test them out for my blog. She loves and collects nail polishes and so I was very grateful when she told me that I could use them.

Butter London's Knackered Nail Polish is described as a "sheer, twinkling oyster shade flecked with micro glitter particles" by the Butter London website. I think it's more of a trichrome, but the description is pretty accurate! I believe that this color is pretty unique and I can't think of any possible dupes.
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Makeup Look: Hye Tran's PhuNuCali Cover Look

My parents gets a bunch of Vietnamese magazines and this one recently caught my eye. It's very summery and fun to wear. The pop of teal on the eyes and the fuchsia lips looked so pretty to me. This look is simple to do too.
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Review & Swatches: Rimmel London Show off / Apocalips Lip Laquer in Aurora and Stellar

Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquers (or Apocalips in the UK) have finally landed in the States! I have Aurora and Stellar. Both contain 0.18 fl oz of product. The Show Off Lip Lacquers are liquid lipsticks with some shine to it. It's shinier than a normal lipstick but not as shiny or remotely sticky as a gloss. 

Both products have a fruity smell. It smells weird to me and I've read that some people hate the smell and others love it. I can deal with it and the smell goes away, but if you're sensitive to scents, I would try to see it in stores first. 

The colors are mostly opaque. I can see some slight transparency, but my lips are kind of dark. One layer is all I need for my lips though. 
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Review & Swatches: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof Mascara in Very Black

Maybelline's Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof Mascara in Very Black contains 0.22 oz of product. It claims to add length and volume to your lashes. The wand has the classic bristles but it wavy with kind of a boxy base near the end. 

The curve of the wand helps coats my lashes easier, but the base is kind of hard to work with because it also hits my bottom lashes. The curve also helps but mascara on my bottom lashes in one swipe instead of working it around like straight wands. 
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