Monroe Misfit Makeup | Beauty Blog: January 2013

January 30, 2013

Review & Look: A Beautiful New Beauty Box

I've tried out several different beauty boxes but never continued my subscriptions for more than a few months. is the first box I found to be tailored exactly to what my choices on the quiz were. I said I liked mettalic's and received a molten bronze metal nailpolish. I'm not fond of nude lipstick but love red's, and in the box was a legendary red lipstick by Paula Dorf. This isn't a monthly "same for everyone" box like so many out there, the choices are tailored just for you.
Wantable is the latest in beauty boxes that matches your personal style to hand selected boxes filled with makeup, and a little differently than others, an option to choose a fashion jewelry box. Take a simple survey of style questions to help them zero in on your personal style. Then, they use that information to pick 6-7 top-quality on trend full size items curated especially for you by professional makeup artists and stylists. Each box is $40 a month ($80-$100 value), or $36 for subscribers. Shipping is always free, and if you don't like your choices you can send it back at no cost to you.
In my December Box: Paula Dorf Lipstick, MyFace Lil Bling Nail Chromes, Mia Bellezza Gel Eyeliner, Paula Dorf Eye Color Glimmer, Verhoeven Eyeliner, Spadaro & Kai Perfume Samples.

My Look using the Products inside:
 Excuse the picture quality my camera was on some weird color setting, but I'd say they hit the nail on the head with my personal makeup style.
Review of Individual Products & My thoughts on the Wantable Box after the cut!

January 24, 2013

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January 12, 2013

Product Spotlight: LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer

Sometimes blogging can revolve around new releases or products sent to review, but I didn't want to forget those makeup gem's that I personally love and use every day. I'm not one to have new "favorites" every month. I tend to stick to my tried and true's for months, sometimes years, boring I know! but that's what I'd call a real favorite :) To break up the fotd's and reviews I wanted to share some "Product Spotlight's", just individual beauty items that I really really like. First up... LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Shadow Primer

Created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Carol Shaw to be used behind the scenes on photo shoots and on the Red Carpet, this unique eye shadow primer easily glides on for crease-resistant, silky-smooth color that lasts. Eyeshadow Primer is essential for stopping creasing, eyeshadow longevity, and intensifying pigment. LORAC's BTS does it all. It's a lightweight creamy eyeshadow primer that goes on smooth and has a small amount of color correction to give your lids a fresh appearance and a smooth canvas to work on.

Both matte and shimmer eyeshadow's show up richer and stay put for a good 12 hours with this.The non-sticky satiny finish makes blending easy, you won't get those difficult patches of color grabbing. I previously was a devotee to Urban Decay Primer Potion and MAC Paint Pot's, but both of them started to irritate my eyes. BTS is free of many irritating ingredients like paraben's and fragrance and it works well on both dry and oily lids. They also get high marks for their hygienic squeeze tube applicator. My only advice is that a little goes a long way, if it's becoming cakey or creasey ease off the trigger :) A drop is plenty. If you're in the market for a new eyeshadow primer give Behind the Scenes a try, it may not get all the hype other brands do, but it certainly deserves it.

It also comes as a mini with the PRO Palette
*this product was provided by my makeup drawer