December 10, 2014

Eddie Funkhouser 12 Days of Giveaways! Enter to Win Now!


Super excited to partner with my friends at Eddie Funkhouser and 11 other bloggers for 12 Days of Giveaways! I'm giving away a set of 6 Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal single eyeshadow's. A new giveaway launches each day December 5th through 16th. Check out the prize and enter to win below!

 


Hypperreal eye colors are vibrant shadows with ultra smooth blendability for silky application that lasts. These shadows are beautiful, silky to the touch and pigmented. The versatile range of on-trend colors comes in multiple finishes- matte, pearl, and shimmer to create eye catching gradients, textures, and effects.

If you read Belle Du Jour Collection Review Lavender Sky was a hit for its iridescent lilac flash. I'm happy to be giving a way a full set of these beauties because YOU WILL want them all. These shadows are luxurious with just stunning colors, long lasting smooth buttery textures, and no fallout not even with the black. Check that blue sparkle in All Nighter! Spanish Harlem and Stage Beauty is the combo of all combo's for Fall/Winter.

Shades from L-R
FEMME FATALE - Matte onyx
ALL NIGHTER - Shimmering midnight smoky blue
SPANISH HARLEM - Shimmering maroon
 STAGE BEAUTY - Metallic copper
LAVENDER SKY - Iridescent pastel lavender
DREAMCATCHER - Shimmer pastel pink

On the sixth day MonroeMisfitmakeup gave to me....

Giveaway runs 7 days
Open to U.S. and International entries
Prize must be claimed 48 hours after notifying or new winner will be chosen.
Enter every day! Good Luck!

Visit here to Enter each Blogger's giveaway over the course of 12 Days!
  
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November 10, 2014

Eddie Funkhouser Pro Brush Line & Foundation Review

Eddie Funkhouser has quickly become one of my favorite emerging new makeup lines. With its refined, minimalist packaging and world-class studio created formula's the line has the look and feel of prestige cosmetics delivered at an unprecedented value. Along with the beautiful makeup (see my previous review of the Belle De Jour Collection), Eddie Funkhouser has released a line of fourteen handcrafted Professional Makeup Brushes.

I received three PRO face brushes along with a primer, foundation, and concealer to road test these chic new brushes with.
 Keep Reading for the Review!

November 07, 2014

Fulcrum Gallery Art Print Review : Lichtenstein Kiss V, 1964


The cool people over at mega awesome art site fulcrumgallery.com asked if I'd like to review one of their art prints, seeing as much of my inspiration comes from art it was a natural fit :) Fulcrum has an endless amount of artwork choices. Everything from modern, classic, pop, contemporary, to home decor styles and it's all completely customizable.

Settling on the print you want is the time consuming part, there's so many awesome ones! Customizing is quick and easy. With options to choose the size of your print, frames, glass, print placement..literally anything you want to do to make it your own. It took me about 5 minutes to select my options. The process is easy and you can see how it looks with each option instantly on the screen. I customized my print with a matte black frame, white top and black bottom mat to let the graphic "pop" more, housed in acrylic plexiglass.

I love POP ART and have been dreaming up a complete pop art wall for my home. I contemplated for hours looking over a good 2,000+ art works before getting some help from my better half to come to the decision on...

The Lichtenstein Kiss V, 1964. I love this print. The emotion, how romantically charged it is but also the representation of the times, media, and graphic style art.


 Roy Lichtenstein Kiss V, 1964 ($126.99 regular price)


I can't wait to make this a part of my pop art installation!


It took about two weeks for my customized print to arrive. Fulcrum custom frames each order so it takes 5 business days before your order ships out. My package arrived securely, very well packaged, and in excellent condition. My print was a 15x15 but the box it came in was huge! There's a lot of care put in to make sure your prints arrived undamaged.

My second choice was the "Pop Pug". Shot down as too colorful and crazy..
 If you're a human to a pug you know if it comes in "pug" you will want it :)
Because psychedelic Pug is out I have my eye on this beautiful star cluster shot from the Hubble telescope next, geek alert.


Fulcrum Gallery will be where I go to for the continuation of my pop art wall and for prints in general. Try to catch one of their 40-50% off sales. I was a little hesitant ordering online not being able to "visualize" it in person and having something so fragile shipped, but it was wonderful experience and I couldn't be more pleased with the print.  Fulcrum asked me to discuss both pros AND cons in my review (when does a company ever do that?!) but I really had nothing but a positive experience, it's such an easy to way to shop and customize your home art pieces. I will be ordering from them again :) 

Check out more art prints at fulcrumgallery.com

*print provided by fulcrum gallery for review consideration

November 04, 2014

Too Faced Cat Eyes Eyeshadow & Liner Palette Review

The timeless Cat Eye just got sexier for Fall. From ancient Egypt to the mod ’60s and punk ’80s to today, it’s always been an iconic beauty essential. This classic has been updated with Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette. Nine matte, shimmer and glitter textures in warm and cool tones. Included are three wet-and-dry formulas for intense precision lining and a perfect wing tip.


If I could design an eyeshadow palette this is what it would look like, the packaging is adorably ferocious. This Cat Eye Collection comes with the signature Glamour Guide with three beauty looks to get you started.

By now you've gotta know you can't really go wrong with Too Faced Palette's. The shadows are always beautiful colors with a varied mix of finishes and Cat Eyes is no exception. It was nice to see nine brand new shades inside as some of their colors can look repetitive. The color combo in this palette is very interesting. It's a mix of sheer sparkly color and dark liner shades that will easily take you from a soft pastel to an intense smokey eye. Soft creamy glowy pale pinks, bronze, lavender, a shimmering minty silver, with three dramatic dark shades of bronze, deep sparkly purple, and matte black that can be used wet or dry.


The shadow I had the most trouble with was Kitty Glitter, sad because it reminds me of a Placebo song, it was sheer with shimmery fallout everywhere. Jungle Love is a bit tough to work with dry but much more favorable when wet. Purr, Pussycat, and Tigers Eye were beautiful. There's some great shadow's in here and a few that were a miss. I would get this palette for using the dark shadows as wet liners. Those are the standouts.


2008 called it wants its look back! Couldn't help it, I spotted these born pretty eyeliner appliques far in the dark depths of my makeup drawer and they were so matchy matchy to this palette and fit the cat eye theme. Some vintage Monroe Misfit Makeup....if I start doing cut creases and rainbow eyeshadow tell me to gtfo and shut it down...just no. This palette though? Is a YES.

Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette ($36) is available now at Toofaced.com & Planet Beauty 

sample provided for review consideration

October 25, 2014

Halloween Costume Planning - Robot Rock Style

Getting a little more excited for Halloween this year because instead of being Makeup Artist I'm programming myself for FUN. I bought this Robot Girl costume last year and have been piecing together accessories and makeup as I go. In case you wanted to join me in Robotland here's the data for where I've been collecting my parts!

 Oh! If you've come to my blog looking for my earlier Halloween Looks once again they have gone over bandwidth and aren't showing up.
Most can be found on my facebook page HERE in the sfx/halloween album or HERE in the Pinterest album.


Or maybe try my tutorial for one of favorite looks to do, Blind Mag from REPO.
Halloween Costume: Dreamgirl RobotA Bing.  This costume is sound and motion interactive and responds to voice, sound, and movement. Sold out online  :(  You might want to check in store at Spirit though. An alternative costume option is the Forum Outta Space Female Robot Costume. Boots are the Funtasma by Pleaser Women's Gogo Silver Stretch.
Robot Eye Lenses from Pinky Paradise *
Pinky Paradise has a large selection of color, circle, and special effect contact lenses. I'm thinking about wearing just one of the robot lenses with silver lenses from SpookyEyes or royal blue ones from Eyesbright in the other eye and doing more detailed makeup around the robot eye.

Costume Wigs from DivaWigs and BestLaceWigs *
Red and Blue are classic robot colors. Indecisive on the colors I got both :)  The Dark Blue ombre Light Blue from Diva Wigs is dreamy, teal roots gradually fading to light blue, stunning for mermaid hair. For robots though? I felt like it needed something more structured and primary so I went with a Blue long wig with blunt bangs (this is the winner!) and a Curly Red Long Wig, both from BestLaceWigs. BLW have gorgeous costume wigs. The quality is fantastic, it's not that shiny cheap Halloween wig hair and both of them were only $14.99 each. Wonderland Wigs UK also has very high quality costume wigs.
For my makeup I'm doing a take on this look I did previously, switching it up for a metallic Silver & Blue lined version. Possibly adding gear details or using the bottom stencil in the Amphibious set so it looks a bit like a distorted line transport. False Lashes from Madame Madeline. Going back (or forward?) to minimalism and away from the overdone ripped skin and half faces...enough already right?...who am i kidding...I still f*ing love that stuff :)
Halloween Makeup - Where to Get It - DivinityCosmetics.com *
Forget the cheap Halloween aisle makeup and put Graftobian on your lsit. The best special effects makeup, amazing quality, lasts all night and is affordable. Divinity Cosmetics is a new online store that carries Badass Stencils and literally all of the Graftobian products that you'll need for any costume makeup you do..EVER.


Graftobian ProPaint Mettalic Silver Sterling, Catalina Blue, White Swan

Graftobian PRO paints ($11.19) come in 24 brilliant shades of water activated makeup that can be used on the face, hair, and body. Pro Paints have super high color payoff and don't smudge or budge after they dry and feel comfortable and light on the skin, not greasy or heavy. You get so much use out of these pans! A little goes forever and they can cover a large area easily. There's no staining either so you don't have to worry about going to work the next day with a colorful face or body :)



 Graftobian HD Lipstick Blue & Silver
Finding the right blue lipstick has been a challenging. OCC's were just a shade off and liners or paints too drying. I found my match in Graftobian HD Lipstick ($8.49) appropriately named "Blue", a true royal blue. "Silver" takes a few layers to build up but the metallic translucency makes it wearable even, in a cool futuristic way. For a frozen look this one would be dead on. The formula's of these lipstick's are creamy, smooth, longlasting, and scentless. Definitely getting some of these in normal colors because they're fantastic.


Badass Stencils ($15 Full, $4 mini) are BADASS. No spending hours drawing designs on perfectly. They're very sturdy and give crisp lines. Just place the stencils and fill them in or airbrush and you look like you're a freakin badass makeup artist. Cheating? No, we just wanna get to the party sooner!

Divnity Cosmetics.com is currently having a Spooktacular Halloween Sale! Spend $100 and get $10 off ANY order at checkout with code "halloween". 

Night Ice LED Crystal Earrings
Night Ice LED Crystal Earrings on Fancy.com
My jeweler aka the only boy I want buying me diamonds ;) found these and I kind of want to wear them not with a costume. Light up fake dieeeeamonds, sapphires, rubies oh my, so dope.

 Have a Happy Halloween! If you go roboto style, share with me!

October 22, 2014

Subscription Box Reviews: MeMebox #45, Instaglam, & Beauteque


Having been traveling this month I put most of my subscriptions on hold but I had a few surprises waiting for me when I returned. MEME's superbox #45 is packed with Korean Beauty favorites, a perfectly styled for Fall Instaglam box, and a relatively odd one..Beautique's Head to Toe Snail Bag...oh the weirdness :)

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October 11, 2014

Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Eyebrow Kit Review

This year brows are all the buzz! Billion Dollar Brows is on your radar for all things EYEBROWS. Launching at Kohl's this Fall is the BDB's Best Sellers Kit. The brand new kit includes the top selling Universal Brow Pencil for fuller, thicker brows, Brow Duo Pencil to highlight and conceal, Smudge Brush and the BDB Brow Gel to lock in your look. This Kit will be available at Kohl's near you for only $34.99.

Wonderful to see BDB getting a release at a major department store like Kohl's. I've been using their brow products for a couple years now but they seem to have gone relatively unnoticed in the beauty world. This is a great brow kit that includes their top selling products. Just add in the Tweezers and you've got your brow needs covered.

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