Monroe Misfit Makeup | Beauty Blog: 2013

December 19, 2013

Too Faced Haute Chocolate Spring 2014 Collection Review

It seems a bit crazy to be talking Spring before Winter, but I am having a downright love affair with Too Faced lately. They are having a moment with all of these amazing new product releases and you won't want to wait to check this one out. If you liked (or missed out on!) the My Favorite Things Set I think you'll be very happy with  The Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette that lands at SEPHORA today December 19th. I'm even favoring this one over Naked3...the infused cocoa powder might be swaying me just a little bit though :)

The Spring 2014 Haute Chocolate Collection (c/o) features the Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette, Candy Bar Pop-Out Makeup Palette & iPhone Case, Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry & Peach Beach, Attitude Brow Lift Brow Bone Highlighting Pencil, Bulletproof Brows in Universal Taupe & Brunette, and La Creme Drenched Lip Creme in Pink Chocolate, Lolipop, Jelly Bean, Taffy, and Bon Bon.

Keep Reading for Too Faced Haute Chocolate Spring 2014 Collection Review & Swatches

December 02, 2013

Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things Set Review

Too Faced is gracing us with so many list-worthy makeup gifts in their Joy to the Girls Collection this Holiday season. At the top of my list is the SEPHORA exclusive  "A Few of My Favorite Things" set ($56). Curated by Founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino this set comes with a stylish chevron makeup case, a large palette made up of 20 eyeshadows, two blushes, two of their most popular regular line bronzers, deluxe size of the best mascara ever, and a full size Color Bomb lip injection in the exclusive shade Bee Sting.
 My Favorite Things is my favorite Holiday set this year, not only for the stellar products inside of  it but the value is incredible! This will definitely be making its way on to my gift giving list and would be a great way to spend that SEPHORA VIB Gift Card that just arrived  :)

Keep Reading for Too Faced My Favorite Things Palette Review & Swatches

November 27, 2013

Lipstick of the Day: MAC RiRi Heaux Lipstick

RiRi <3's MAC Heaux Lipstick has become my one love for Fall lip color. It's that perfect matte deep red based berry that's not too dark and I love love love the retro matte finish, feels like velvety goodness on. With Urban Decay's Naked3 Palette on the way I gave some eye love to the OG NAKED as it soon will be set aside for the new girl in town.
What I used after the cut

November 21, 2013

Urban Decay NAKED3 is here! #theperfect3some

Urban Decay has launched NAKED 3! The third installment to their wildly popular Naked Palette's. These palette's successfully killed off the use of the rest of my eyeshadow collection and I'm sooo stoked to add another one! You can get it now at

NAKED3 contains 12 totally new never before seen rose-hued neutrals. Loving that there's no shade repeats in here, the tones look completely different from the first two.
In this pretty thang:
Strange - pale neutral pink matte satin
Dust - pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter
Burnout - light pinky peach satin
Limit - light dusty rose matte
Buzz - metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter
Trick - light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle
Nooner - medium pinky brown matte
Liar - medium metallic mauve shimmer
Factory - pinky-brown satin
Mugshot - metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift
Darkside - deep taupe mauve satin
Blackheart - smoky black matte with rose red micro-sparkle

It also includes a new double sided Good Karma Blending Eyeshadow Brush and Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler with resealable samples of all four potions (original, sin, eden, and the new anti-aging).

The NAKED3 Palette ($52) ia available NOW at, and coming soon to SEPHORA, Ulta,,

November 20, 2013

SENNA Midnight Wine Fall Collection Review

Senna Cosmetics brings us yet another stunning seasonal collection with Midnight Wine for Fall 2013 (c/o). With two looks for the season, RAVISHING RUBY plays with intoxicating berries, gilded bronzes, and sumptuous insense ruby red lips. While NEO COPPER infuses glimmering bronze and copper colors that glaze the face with volcanic patina. The way Senna describes their collection's just gets you craving some new makeup doesn't it?
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November 12, 2013

ShopLately Blogger Week! My Lily Wang Sale Event & Review

I'm pleased to partner with my favorite accessories store ShopLately for their blogger week! I chose to collaborate with Lily Wang, an online boutique based in Los Angeles. Having purchased from Lily before I already had a lengthy list of favorite's going on. For my choices I kept it rock n roll with studs & spikes while working in lots of Gold for the Holiday's. Be sure to head over to my Sale Event GOING ON NOW where you can pick up mine and Kats Loves Fashion's picks from Lily Wang through 11/17! Get them fast before they sell out!
Crystal Spike through Ring ($12)
Fake Diiieeeemonds with spikes are a girls best friend. The sister to the black gem spike finger ring from my previous ShopLately Review. This ring is labeled as one size in a 5, but I'm more around a 6.5-7 in rings and it fits perfectly. The center gem is bright and sparkly and the spikes offset the size of it just right.
Reba Crystal Stacker Chain Ring ($12)
The Reba is a hammered stack ring featuring pave stones and a chain connector skinny midi ring. Size 6 & 5.  I was drawn to this because it oddly reminds me of a skeleton ribcage, Halloween theme is year round here :)
Basic Chain Link Necklace ($13)
A staple every one needs in their jewelry collection, a basic chain necklace. This is the necklace you can put on with anything be it casual or posh and it just goes. The"gold" chain is excellent quality, the chain feels weighty and the links aren't too large. 20 1/2" in length, 2" extender made of metal brass and lead and nickel safe.
3 Pyramid Bracelet ($16)
This bracelet is a flashy gold with a 7 1/2 inch chain link bracelet and three pyramid studs. The pave crystals mid-stud make it look much more expensive than its small price tag. I like pairing this bracelet up with Lily's gold chain link necklace.
Jaicee Pearl and Spiked Headband ($15)
Dainty yet dangerous the Jaicee headband features pearl, crystal and spike details. It sets on a slim silver metal headband with open ends. The small spikes combined with the delicate pearls and crystals make it edgy meets classy. Your Holiday party hair needs this.

Lily Wang is just one of the many awesome shops you'll find on ShopLately. Not only do they offer amazing accessories, but now apparel and shoes too. Sale events happen on a daily basis with great prices and new arrivals coming in all the time.

Check out my Lily Wang Event going on now! HERE (Tues Nov. 12th-17th.) for these and more pretty jewel's.

Remember to Sign Up to get a $5 credit off your purchase and for a limited time $10 if you sign up through facebook.
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October 27, 2013

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Review

I think this may be my first Mascara review ever. I usually pick up some random one at the drugstore when mine runs out, but this time I bought in to the attention grabbing name of Too Faced's Better Than Sex Mascara and had to see how it performed  :)
  Better Than Sex Mascara promises 1,994% more Volume, 100% saw longer lashes, 100% saw dramatic volume, 93% saw base-to-tip curl, and 8 out of 10 say it is the very best mascara they’ve ever used. A mascara so amazing that it's better than Sex! We all know that's just slick marketing, but you have to admit the big promises do have you wondering.

The packaging is a girlie metallic pink and the racy name is tastefully done in a pretty typography with a very substantial feeling tube.

The secret to this mascara is the hourglass shaped brush. A silhouette that separates, coats, and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection. The curvy wand gives a unique lengthy look to your lashes, similar to how false lashes have longer and shorter variations. Formulated with film-forming Polymer for smudge-proof, all day wear and Acacia Senegal Tree Extract to nourish, thicken and lock curl in place. The color is a an intense carbon black, one of the darkest mascara's I've come across.

After a couple dips of the wand...
 I measure how good a mascara is by using no other eye enhancing product's with it, if I can get away with wearing just the mascara and seeing a difference then it's passed the first test. This mascara should be re-named "Better than all of your other Mascara's". The brush design is excellent, it really allows you to separate and coat your lashes while the hourglass design gives a lift to your lashes that really draws the eyes open. Being able to do extra coats pumped up the volume, length, and curl on my short wimpy lashes with out clumping and the rich inky black color gives the illusion of fuller natural lashes not heavily coated ones. I love how soft and fluttery this feels on, there's no stiffness even after multiple coats.While this is a drier formula it still takes a bit to set so watch the blinkers. Once in place though I had no smudges, clumps, or complaints and it didn't irritate my very sensitive eyes. Only issue might be when some one asks what you've got on your lashes...awkward :) That aside it's a pretty bangin' mascara and my new go-to, I think you'll dig it! 

October 11, 2013

My Halloween Makeup Looks ...the broken photo links

Due to the overwhelming amount of Halloween Makeup traffic I'm receiving on my blog right now my photo bandwidth has already been exceeded for the month and none of my photo's will show up :( So annoying! Most of my Halloween makeup looks I've posted at least a few photo's from each on my facebook page (under the Halloween Album) here:

October 02, 2013

Wantable Special Edition Ultimate Halloween Makeup Box Review

Wantable monthly subscription box still holds the title of my favorite beauty box out there. It's personalized so the products you receive are based on your profile. Wantable is launching a special edition version of their box for October with beauty treats perfect for creating a glam Halloween makeup look.You can order the box now, or if you're already a subscriber choose it as your October box.

I was thrilled to see they were filling this with all Cinema Secrets products because to me this brand is highly underrated when it comes to being known outside of the industry. Along with theatrical/sfx products they produce amazing quality glamour makeup that is often used on TV sets/movies/stage makeup. I first became aware of the brand from the Girls Next Door set, and while I'm not in to the playboy look myself you can't deny the girls' makeup is flawless! The Ultimate Foundation palette's are a must have, even if you're not a movie starlet you can still look like one :)
The 9 Cinema Secrets products inside Wantable's Halloween Box (c/o):
Ultimate Eyeshadows in Gold & Very Black
Hollywood Lights Glitz in Oscar & Chorus Line
Tacky Glitter Adhesive
False Lashes & Lash Adhesive
Ultimate Lip Pencil in Ruby
Lipstick Palette Kit in #1 Can Buy Me Love
Order the Halloween Box now through October ($36 for subscribers or $40 as a one-time purchase)

Review & Swatches of the Wantable Halloween Box & what's in my September Box after the cut!

September 27, 2013

MAC + Rick Baker Collection for Halloween 13

First a little blog update..I've been vacationing in the Hawaiian islands for the past few weeks and it's been a beautiful end to the Summer, being a water sign the Ocean is so re-invigorating to the creative mind. I left most of technology and makeup behind, however not by choice, right when we arrived my condos electrical killed my laptop. Then my luggage had been lost, and yes all of my makeup inside. A girls worst nightmare! I have some posts in draft that I can update from my phone so my hiatus shouldn't be too noticeable I hope.

I love the beach, but Fall is my favorite season of all and it signals one thing, Halloween :) If like me you're already searching for some costume inspiration check out the MAC + Rick Baker Collection (online at Oct. 2nd, in stores on October 3rd-31st.) Legendary special-effects artist Rick Baker brings his movie makeup magic to M·A·C with a unique collection featuring products chosen to create three Halloween looks designed exclusively by the artist (Bride, Day of Dead and Zombie). 

The Collection comes complete with everything you need to create the looks, including Cyber Lipstick, Acrylic Paints, Paintsticks, Chromagraphic Pencils, Set Powder, Monster FX, Penultimate Eye Liner and Chromacake.

 Aren't these looks awesome? I totally want to do the Bride one!

September 05, 2013

Sponsored: Instyle & Neiman Marcus L.A. Red Carpet Trip for Two!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Instyle. All opinions are 100% mine.
In celebration of the Beauty Event at Neiman Marcus InStyle is awarding one lucky winner a red carpet trip for two to L.A. with the Beauty Bag Wish List Sweepstakes To enter head on over to the entry page and create your own virtual beauty bag wishlist. The prize includes two bleacher seat tickets for a  red carpet experience, which will take place on the date specified by the Sponsor and is currently scheduled for January 12, 2014. Can you guess what star studded red carpet event will be going on in L.A? It's a big one!
Creating your entry wishlist is simple, just use the drag and drop tool to place your favorite products on to the page. The hard part is stopping!
Here's mine!

September 02, 2013

Technicolor Lips with SweetPea and Fay etui Collection Lip Joule

SweetPea And Fay's Etui Collection (c/o) showcases makeup as an artistic expression that intensely feeds on color and the commitment to express individuality. I pushed this up on my review radar because you'll want to give the electric lips of Summer one last hurrah with these Lip Joule's, or maybe even start looking ahead to Halloween? They are colorful-lip masterpiece's!
Etui Lip Joule's - Campus Vamp, Foxfire, Big Parade, Merry Widow, Lottery Bride

Lip Joule's are intensely pigmented french vanilla flavored liquid lipstick's. Packaged in slanted squeeze tube's, dispensing only the smallest amount will give you some serious lip. These are a lot like OCC Lip Tar's in appearance, but not in formula. Lip Joule's are a creamier consistency, glossier in finish, and won't dry out the lips. To me this makes them more desirable for daily wear. You'll want to pop a lip liner around them because they are more of a gloss consistency and do slip around. Staying power is excellent though, I got a good 4-5 hours out of them and they wear off to an even stain. Along with the etui collection they have an array of other colors in the main line from baby pink to a sunny yellow. $7.99 for .35 oz

If you're spinning over how the color  intensity of these look just in the tube.. Well take a look at the swatches...
Holy #$%&. Yes.
Campus Vamp - Red with blood orange undertones. This is one of those in-between shades not quite red not quite orange and that somehow makes it easy to wear. The shine on this is really lovely.

Foxfire - Vibrant Orange with just a hint of Tangerine. Quite the interesting shade of orange, it reminds me of.. Carrots? This will look best on those with warmer skin tones, it was straight up hideous on me.

Big Parade - Warm hyper pink with grapefruit tones. Super hot neon coral that has Summer written all over it. My camera couldn't even comprehend the neonness of this, it's a tad more pink than it appears here and more like the swatches.

Merry Widow - Vivid Purple Pink. Purple based lipstick's can be tricky to wear but there's just enough fuchsia tone in this to combat that. Merry Widow also has a ultra glossy wet look to it more so than the rest.

Lottery Bride - Teal with aqua undertones. If you can pull this off, you hit the jackpot because blue lips are rarely cute on any one and certainly not on why is it just so darn fun to put on?! If you're not kedollarsignha or brave enough for perma blue cotton candy mouth this shade can also be utilized to bring warmer lip color temps down to the cool side by doing a little mixology.

Eyes: UD Naked 2 Palette & Anastasia HyperColor Lash Tint.
Accessories: SHOPlately

I don't really know much about Sweet Pea & Fay other than they're an independent brand, cruelty free, and available online and in a handful of boutiques. What I do know is that they make some sweet ass lip colors :) $2.99 flat rate shipping and free over $50. They seem to get delayed on shipping during busy times so you might want to order from amazon or one of their online retailers.

Check out the full etui Collection at