5 Minute Face #3

Hey folks, sorry I missed my usual day of posting yesterday. Let’s blame it on taking extra time off for my birthday. 🙂

Anyways, today I have my third 5 Minute Face for you. And it’s styled in my favourite colour: purple! I wanted to show that you can have a bright look in under 5 minutes as well.

Hope you like the purple look. Would love to hear from you, please leave me a comment. Happy Shopping!

Products Used:

Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Original

Eyeko Eyebrow Gel (no longer available)

Provici Matte Eyeshadow in Hyacinth

MAC Brush 213

L’Oreal Infallible® The Super Slim by Infallible Black eyeliner

Buxom Lash Mascara

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Fair

Too Faced Melted Metal Lipstick in Melted Metal Violet

Sephora Favorites: Draw the Line Review

I just received my VIB membership earlier this month from Sephora and with it comes a 10% off coupon. You know me and coupons… that baby was burning a hole in my pocket so I headed to Sephora yesterday and picked up the Sephora Favorites: Draw the Line eyeliner sampler and Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub (which is amazing – review to come soon!).

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I recently ran out of liquid eyeliner and while pencils are ok, they are not my favourite. With this package, I could try out two new liquid eyeliners and four pencils, all of which I’ve never tried before but heard good things about.

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Sephora’s website says:

What it is:
An essential, multi-branded eyeliner kit with six coveted liners.

What it does:
Flick, layer, sweep, or smudge on liner looks with this set’s liquid or pencil formulas. This must-have eyeliner features six eyeliners—including three full-size liners—for a number of eye looks. This eyeliner set lets you explore a selection of Sephora’s bestselling brands and formulas, including Kat Von D’s Deluxe Tattoo liner in Trooper, a liquid black liner with a brush allows for precise pigmented application; a deluxe Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12HR Wear in Black; a full-size Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Sumatra; a full-size stila smudgestick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray; a full-size of tarte’s lights, camera lashes precision longwear eyeliner in Black and a deluxe, 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Vice.

 

IMG_6954.JPGSo, the swatches from L-R are: Stila Cosmetics Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray; Tarte lights, camera lashes precision longwear eyeliner in Black; Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper; Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear in Black Lace; Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Vice; and Smashbox Cosmetics Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Sumatra.

All of the liners went on very smoothly and came off easily with Julep Bare Face cleansing oil (my makeup remover of choice). I was surprised, however, at the grayness of the Kat Von D liner (third from the left). I had always gotten the impression that this one was the best and the blackest and yet it seemed a little washed out when swatched next to the others. It did seem to have the best control out of all of them and as you can see, it was the thinnest line. I loved the tarte liner immediately. It was extremely black and the tip was flick-y and I could tell it would make an amazing cat-eye.

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Tarte liner

Sephora quotes the box as a value of $106. I did the math (cuz I’m a geek like that) and came up with $107.50, so I’m glad that the value isn’t too far off. If you were to buy each of these liners in full size, it would be $132 plus taxes, so even though only three of the products are full size, the others are a decent size. At $36, I think this is an amazing value and am super glad I picked this up.

Have you tried any of these liners? I’d love to hear about your experience. Happy Shopping!

Urban Decay Vice 3 Challenge – Looks 4 & 5

So first of all, I want to apologize for not posting these on Friday like I said I would. The end of the week was crazier than I anticipated not to mention that I didn’t get a fifth look put together last week. I tried to play with the blue shadows and just ended up with a mess and late to work. Experimenting during the week doesn’t always work out. Anyways, I hope you like looks 4 and 5 and that they were worth waiting for.

Look 4:

I have the Maybelline Nude palette, which I love but these four shades from Vice 3 have become my go-to for when I need a nude look.

 Other products include: Anastasia Dipbrow in Taupe, So Susan Universal Blush, Smashbox Full Exposure mascara and Julep Fluid Eyeglider eyeliner.

Look 5:

Somehow the top two shadows look way orange. Prolly the light in my bedroom this morning when I took the pictures.

I really love this look. It’s definitely going in my regular rotation. Other products include Wet n’ Wild Face Primer (purchased at Rexall) and Benefit blush in SugarBomb.

 

So those are my five looks. Head to Rebekah’s Instagram to view her five looks. I feel like we could totally do this challenge a second time. I probably only used about 2/3 of the shadows and didn’t touch any of the blues or greens in the palette.

Which was your favourite look? Happy Shopping!

Feature image borrowed from Temptalia

Urban Decay Vice 3 Challenge – Looks 1 – 3

Hey folks! Rebekah and I are doing a challenge this week: using makeup we already own instead of buying something new. So we are each bringing five looks that we created using the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette to show you how versatile it is and prove to ourselves that what we own can be just as good as something new.

Look 1:

  Here is my first look using Lucky on the inside corner, Reign on the outside corner and Vanity patted over the lid. This picture also remind me to stop taking pictures in fluorescent lighting even if there’s a window.

 I’m also wearing Anastasia Dipbrown in Taupe, Benefit blush in Dandelion and Burt’s Bees lipgloss in Autumn Haze.

Look 2:

I especially love this look. I’m addicted to pink eyeshadows and this palette has a great trio to creating a bright look.

 Also wearing: So Susan Universal Blush, Julep Fluid Eyeglider and Smashbox Full Exposure mascara.

Look 3:

  My final look for this post is a neutral smoky eye, perfect for daytime.

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Rebekah is posting her looks on Instagram. Check them out here. I’ll be back on Friday with the last two looks. Happy Shopping!

Totally Random Friday – June 6th

This week went by really fast and was kinda boring. Not too much to talk about on the fashion/makeup front.

So here’s a round-up of my Instagram photos in case you missed them.

Apparently this week should’ve been called “42 Ways to Wear Your Denim Jacket”

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Denim Jacket (bought at a yard sale last summer, no specific brand), DKNY Jeans top and purple graffiti jeggings and Joe Fresh silver ballet flats. 

 

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Denim Jacket with Banana Republic Sloan Dress in black and Clarks sandals (from last year). Belt from Zellers and necklace from Aldo.

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Denim Jacket with Joe Fresh t-shirt with flower details, Gap Jeans in Peach and necklace from Lia Sophia. I am also wearing Birkenstocks but they got cut off in editing.

Okay, so maybe it’s not 42 ways but I sure wore it a lot this week. I think a nice denim jacket is a great neutral for spring and summer. If you don’t have one, I suggest you get one. And right now it’s easy as they are everywhere. If you aren’t a big fan of the cropped one (like I have above) grab one that hits you at the hip but definitely not any longer.

Some nail art:

 

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Two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Barracuda and then using the painted gradient technique (by the lovely Chalkboard Nails) gradually paint three coats of Serum No 5 Laven-Daringly Bright (which glows in the dark) and top with two coats of Quo by Orly Pink Matte (sorry, I couldn’t find any link for this). Loved this mani and it wore well for two days.

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Some very exciting news: Head over to Lipsticks and Lullabies right away because Rebekah is giving away the Urban Decay Electric Palette for reaching 300 Likes on Facebook. Following me on Instagram and Twitter are two of the ways to enter for the contest. Good luck!

Oh ya, and I signed up for Twitter. Follow me @tlcshoppingwpg.

Lastly, what do you think of the larger picture sizes? Too big? Great for seeing details? Leave me a comment and let me know. Happy Shopping!