February Favorites

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Just thought I share some of my February favorites. Since my acne was clowning my skin, I didn’t try a lot of new makeup, but I still have quite a few beauty products to share with you. I hope you enjoy.

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IPSY Glam Bag November 2013

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Check out the awesome items I received in this month’s IPSY glam bag. Here’s my IPSY referral link if you want to use it: http://www.ipsy.com/?refer=u-h6yhi5xlm94n2lg

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Sephora VIB Haul Part 1 & 2

Featured in this video: (Yay!!! I made it to VIB Rouge.)
-Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Powder in #177 Neutral Caramel
-First Aid Beauty (FAB): Ultra Repair Cream, Face Moisturizer, Lip Therapy, and Instant Oatmeal Mask.
-Ole Henriksen Truth to Go Wipes
-Ole Henriksen On the Go Cleanser
-Josie Maran Escape to Morocco Holiday Lights & Brights: Argan Illuminizer, Argan Oil Light,Argan Color Stick in Spice, and Argan High Gloss Lip Quench in Pink Honey
–Josie Maran Escape to Morocco Holiday Hair & Body Beautifiers: Argan Oil, Argan Cleansing Oil, Argan Infinity Creamy Oil, Argan Oil Hair Serum, Whipped Argan Oil Hand Cream in Vanilla Apricot, Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot

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-First Aid Beauty (FAB): Fab Faves to Go-Face Cleanser, Facial Radiance Pads, and Ultra Repair Cream
-Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencils in: Quince, Rhubarb, Cranberry (LE), & Madeira
-Nars Sin & Casino Blush-Bronzer Duo
-Nars Coeur Battant (LE) Blush
-Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
-Urban Decay Vice 2 Eye Shadow Palette
-Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks in Shame & Venom
-Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery
-Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Volupt Shine in Prune in Fire
-Sephora Lip Liner in Pleasant Plum (Dupe for UD Venom)
-Sephora Black Magic Makeup Eye Shadow Palette
-Kat Von D Rollerball Perfume in Sinner
-Urban Decay 500 Point Perk with Anti-Aging Eye Primer, B6 Vitamin Prep Spray, All Nighter Spray, and Mushroom eye shadow single
-Gift with Purchase: Buxom Mascara in Ultra Noir (Blackest Black), Josie Maran Argan Oil, B6 Vitamin Prep Spray, Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil, Clean Parfum, Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm in Nude Glow, Fresh Sugar Lip Tint in Petal, Origins Plantscription Anti-aging cream, Marvelous Moxie lipstick samples in Speak Your Mind and Never Say Never, Eve Lom Cleanser, and Living Proof Nourishing Styling Cream.
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Ulta Spring Haul 2013

Featured in this video: (Items picked up at 20% Off Sale)

  • Hot Tools 16 Oz Spray Bottle
  • Eco Tools Domed Bronzing Brush
  • Lorac Pro Palette
  • Iman Bronzer in Afterglow
  • NYX Lip Liner in Edge Pink
  • NYX Lip Liner in Nude Truffle
  • L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain- Berry Persistant
  • Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids-Hot Plum
  • Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids-Vibrant Mandarin

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Urban Decay Flushed…Was a Flush…

Urban Decay Flushed...

In two words: not impressed!!! I was so sad when I swatched the Urban Decay Flushed pallette at Ulta this week. What a disappointment. None of the colors in the pallete showed up on me and I mean none. The pallette has a bronzer, highlighter, and blush. Going in, I expected tthat I wouldn’t be able to use the bronzer for it’s intended purpose. However, I wanted to try the pallette anyway because Urban Decay is well-known and renowned because it’s very pigmented shadows. As such, I expected no different from their new Flushed pallete. Boy was I delusional.

I’m a dark-skinned woman of color, but hardly the darkest on the color spectrum.  Likewise, I don’t expect all makeup to be universally flattering. However,  I was unprepared for anything Urban Decay to be a complete failure on me. I love all of their eyeshadow palletes and their setting sprays. Even though the colors may not have worked for my complexion, I at least expected them to be visible. Sadly, this might be the only Urban Decay product that is a complete bust for me and any other sistah that has a deeper tone than light beige. Even for those sistahs in the ivory range, I think they too would have to take a heavy handed approach to getting anything in the Flushed pallete to show up. Ultimately, my problem with the Flushed pallete is not that it does not suit my complexion, but the fact that it lacks overall pigmentation.

My universal test for a blush and highlighter is the one swirl rule (I’ve been spoiled by MAC products). I should be able to get a visible pick up of color in one swirl of a brush or finger swatch. Unfortunately, I had to continually rub the pallete using my index finger to even get a hint of color–even for the blush. I was appalled.

I’ve seen lots of rave reviews about the Flushed pallete, even from sistahs with darker complexions, but I’m confused. While I know what works for me may not work for someone else and vice versa–the hype is mystifying. For $30.00, I wouldn’t expect a high end brand to have so little color payoff. Sadly, the value isn’t there if one has to have such a heavy hand to get decent color.

Did anyone else have this same problem or is it just me? I’d love to hear your experiences. 😦