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Like I need another Palette July 9, 2012

Filed under: Makup — slagoon @ 7:08 am
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Guys, I’m sorry, but I got an email from Urban Decay about this new smokey eye palette and I bought it. In a week or two I’ll get it and I’ll make you read the review. Sorry again – hope you don’t hate me for it.

Hopefully you can read the oozing with sarcasm into my note 😉

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Urban Decay. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy. Photo is not my own; it is from UD website.



NYX Roll on Shimmer Review February 29, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 2:16 am
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Another part of the February MyGlam bag was this NYX Roll on Shimmer which, according to the container can be used on Eyes, Face, and Body. I received the color Onyx, which is a dark grey almost black. I’m not sure how this would be a good color for other parts of the face or body, but as an eyeshadow it is pretty great.

This pigment is inside of a tube and is applied with a roller ball. I have found it works best after being shaken. NYX knew what they were talking about when they included the word Shimmer in the name of the product. This really shines. It is super sparkly but it is not big obvious pieces of glitter – it is tons of tiny bits of glitter so it looks like an overall shine rather than a teenager’s glitter. If you don’t like Urban Decay’s amount of shimmer then you will not like this either.

I have found that without primer it disappears quickly, but with primer it stays on for most of my shift (~12 hours) with only minimal creasing.


The swatch even shows how shiny this product is.

There is some initial fallout so either have something ready to do quick cleanup or use a piece of tissue under your eye when you apply this.

Would I buy it again? Yes – for an inexpensive product it is really nice and I enjoy how fun it is.

Will I finish the sample? I’ll keep using it for as long as the product remains good.

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by MyGlam or any of the brands included in the bag. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.


Tarte Neutral Eyes Volume II July 13, 2011

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 10:53 am
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So, I work in a fairly professional environment, and much to my dismay I need to keep my makeup fairly toned down. My collegues are mostly men, and the women in the department are used to the male dominated workplace (or have given up caring) so they don’t tend to wear any makeup. If I were to wear bright colors I’d stick out like a sore thumb.

As a result, one of my standby for Monday through Thursday is my Tarte Neutral Eyes Volume II.