Orange Lipglass. Can you dig it?

Orange lips anyone? You know I’m down. Then again, if it came in a hue warm enough for my skintone, I’d rock a blue gloss. Oh wait…I have. Point is, I’m a gal who knows no limits when it comes to different color lip glosses.

Take MAC’s Caqui for example.

This is another wonder from the MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions collection. I fell in love with Hocus Pocus, took All of My Purple Life to the beach and now Caqui is my newest BFF. Described as a persimmon orange, Caqui was the only other lipglass from the collection that I felt so inclined to buy. This gorgeous lippie did not disappoint me either.

The cool thing about orange lip glosses is even if you don’t like them, you can always warm up the shades with a pinker or browner lip pencil. I happen to like this gloss by itself though. It’s pigmented and opaque enough to wear alone aaaaand works beautifully on top of a red lipstick too. I just found this kid to be incredible versatile and quite flattering.

Not bad, eh?

A girlfriend of mine told me that she didn’t think she could pull off an orange lippie. One swipe of Caqui changed her mind.

And she isn’t exactly the most daring gal in the world. 8) I say give Caqui a try. You can still grab it online at MACCosmetics.com. But run, don’t walk, darlings. I’m not sure how much longer Caqui will be around for.

Are you a fan of orange lippies? Or not so much?

The MAC Blogger’s Obsession collection is back!

….but you better act with the quickness, because I’m not sure how long it will last. I first talked about the collection here. Last night I heard from Afrobella that the collection has returned and I’ve been giddy ever since. In fact, I wore All Of My Purple Life today in honor of the re-launch.

Yeah, I know…I STILL haven’t done a complete review on that lippie yet. Remind me to crank one out in the next week or so, okay? In the meantime, check out my review and FOTD of The Makeup Girl’s Hocus Pocus. Oh! And below is a video of all of the bloggers from the collection rappin’ on the inspirations behind their lipglasses and eyeshadows. Ca-uuuute!

http://youtu.be/bZDxe4_dkpM

Get your shop on quickly before the collection runs out…again. 8)

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions collection

When I found out that MAC Cosmetics gathered some of their favorite bloggers to put together a collection of their customized lippies and shadows, I was geeked up. I mean, hello, this showed that bloggers have voices that are valued! I saw it as an enormous step up for dedicated bloggers everywhere.

And then I saw promo photos of the collection…

I’m supposed to be on makeup promotion. Just what in the world am I going to do now?

Eyeshadows

Lipglasses

You can’t tell me that every shade isn’t calling your name.

Guest Post: Review and swatches of MAC Quite Cute collection

MAC’s latest collection Quite Cute was released earlier this month on April 7th. I have a weakness for pastels so I picked up a few things from the collection. I also picked up a Gold Deposit Mineralize Skin Finish. It’s a part of the other collection released this month from MAC, Bronze Everyday. I was almost out of my favorite foundation MAC’s Pro Longwear (NW50) so I picked up my second bottle. I am addicted to it. It lasts longer than any other foundation that I have tried. I just set it and forget it, I’m good for ten or more hours. Amazing!

Check out the pictures and swatches of my haul.

Amor de Lacquer: China Glaze Anchor’s Away, part II

Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Time to take a peek at part II of China Glaze’s Anchors Away collection. If you missed part I, check it out here. This time we’re takin’ a look at the softer shades from the collection.


White Cap is absolutely stunning. It isn’t the best on its own but it makes a perfect top coat. It instantly gives any polish a perfect  pop of gold shimmer.

I’ve never owned a color like this but I find it gorgeous. It reminds me of mango butter cream. If there ever was such a thing. 8)

Sea Spray is hands down one of my favorites of the collection. I’ve been rocking this with White Cap on top on my toes for quite some time. It looks okay in pictures but if there is one color you want to get from this collection, it has to be Sea Spray.

Knotty is my least favorite in the bunch. It’s a sheer gold that may be best for for nail designing.

What a hot glossy gray! You can never go wrong with gray polishes. I love this one.

This kid looks like the yellow-er version of White Cap. It isn’t as pretty but does pretty good when used as a layering polish.

I applied 2 coats for each polish and as always, the formula were awesome. I never have any application issues when it comes to China Glaze polishes.

See any that you like?

 

 

Polish Pretty,

 

Lancôme’s French Coquettes fall collection!

If you could only use one word to describe this collection, what would it be?

I say epic! It’s been a quick little minute since a collection has had me dreamin’ about it. I am so scooping up that Urban Silver Ombre Magnétique. And what about those lipsticks? *moment of silence for the looks I can do with those* Somethin’ similar to this…

Gor.geous. Check out the entire collection here.

FOTD Friday: Stila’s Jewel Eye palette

Happy Friday, sugar plums! Can y’all believe that January is almost over? I’m kinda sad about it. After December, January is my favorite month. It’s a new year, I turn a year older and there is a certain refreshing awakening that comes with January. *sigh* But who knows? February, I’m sure, will be full of possibilities. :)
Okay, sooo….I had the opportunity to play with Stila’s jewel eye shadow palette and hot dog! Talk about glittery wonderland!

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Here’s an up close look at this palette.

Stila says that, “the Jewel Eye Shadow formula creates a glistening wave of color that glimmers and sparkles across your lids like no other to give your eyes a brilliant, sequin-like reflection.” (source)

Can’t say they are lying there! I was a bit hesitant to use this palette because glitter always manages to seep into my eyes and make me want to scratch my eyeballs out. It never fails. But I didn’t have that problem with these shadows. They don’t produce as much fall-out as other shadows. The trick is to pack it on.

I also wetted my brush a bit which gave me a bit more color. And viola!

Last weekend I rocked the pink all over the lid…

 
Loved it! The pink popped better on brown skin than I thought it would. I wanted to see if it would do well for a ‘safe for work look’ too. So here’s what I did…
FACE:
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW45
MAC Sweet As Cocoa blush
Stila’s Yumberry Crush lip and cheek stain <—still so in love with this!EYES:
L’Oreal HIP cream paint in Witty
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Stila Jewel eye palette

NARS Edie eyeshadow
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero
Stila’s waterproof liquid eye liner
Black Shimmer mascara

LIPS:
Stila Amethyst Lip glaze

 
 

See….the fall-out isn’t that bad, is it? I do wish it was a little more pigmented though. And at the end of the day I noticed glitter ALL over my face. This look may be a little TOO much for work though, uh? I’m going to try to do a super intense look with this palette. I am going to use a serious base. Like NYX’s Milk jumbo eye pencil. 10 points to Stila for coming out with a mega cute palette! You can snag it here for $32.00. It’s limited edition so hurry hurry!

Of course I had to do some semi-glittery nails too…

And I dyed one of my locs purple.
 
Yeah…blame it on the glitter. I’ve been feeling rather funky and colorful lately. Am I the only one? I just LOVE color and can never have a favorite one. Although I’ve really been in love with greens and purples these days.
Love that Stila palette? Want it? Not a fan of glitter on the lids?

See you next week!

Have a fabulous weekend,
 

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