BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Gold – Review & Swatches

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Gold

I have been infatuated with the mere idea of BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors since Lisa Eldridge debuted them in her videos, year ago – before BECCA was even available in North America. Being a powder person, I always wanted them to release it in powder but despite having swatched them several times in store and the all the hoopla around the the pressed version of the Shimmering Skin Perfector, I haven’t taken the plunge. The limited edition Champagne Gold version for Holiday 2014 seemed as good a place to start as any. Quite like the Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Gold, BECCA … Continue reading

Burberry Winter Glow Collection: Complete Eye Palette in Gold (No. 25) – Review & Swatches

Burberry Winter Glow Collection: Complete Eye Palette in Gold (No. 25)

Burberry’s Winter Glow Collection for Holiday 2014 has had me foaming at the mouth for a few weeks now. Since my love affair with highlighters is very well documented, it shouldn’t surprise you that I walked into the Burberry store for the Gold Glow Luminizing Powder scented with the My Burberry fragrance. I walked in expecting to see a golden version of Nude Radiance but was disappointed to see that the powder actually had more of a grey-ish gold quality. Having read Indigo Kir Royale‘s review on Gold Glow, I was hoping my warm skintone would pull out the gold hues of … Continue reading

The Combination: Deep Purple Burgundy Lips

MAC Cosmetics Ruby Woo & Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Vamp It Up (919B) & MAC Nightmoth

A couple of months ago, I was aimlessly walking through the Sephora aisles and saw a woman with the most gorgeous deep purplish burgundy lips walking around. Enamoured with her lip color, I asked her what she had on her lips and as it turned out, she was wearing Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery layered over Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Deep Plum. Not wanting to spend any money on a shade that I wouldn’t end up using very often (I know, how very un-Maryum like!), I decided to see if I could recreate the shade from the many … Continue reading

Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set & Travel Bag – Review & Swatches

Tarte Bon Voyage Collector's Set & Travel Bag

Tarte’s Bon Voyage Collector’s Set &Travel Bag comes with a limited edition travel bag stuffed with 20 full size Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows, LipSurgence Lip Tint in Romantic (full size), LipSurgence Lip Gloss in Visionary (full size), Cheek Stain in Muse (deluxe size), Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder (deluxe size), Maracuja Oil (deluze size), and Lights, Camera Lashes Mascara (deluxe size). Whew! It’s undeniably a good deal if you happen to like all the products included or have been wanting to try out the formulas. All the products come in a large makeup travel bag bears Tarte’s Holiday collection’s gold … Continue reading

Nars Laced With Edge Collection Blush in Almeria – Review, Swatches & Comparison

Nars Laced With Edge Collection Blush in Almeria

How freakin’ pretty! Nars’s Holiday 2014 colour collection, Laced With Edge, is supposed to be “cutting-edge color [that’s] anything but straightlaced”. The promo materials and product packaging with straight edged shadows playing across images create a lace like pattern with the shadows that certainly feels like winter. The pattern somehow reminds me of a edgy, lacy snowflake and the more I look at it, the more I like it. Regardless of whether you consider it cutting edge or straightlaced, it’s hard to not fall in love with the collection, if only for the imagery. The collection itself includes quite a few items but … Continue reading