Monroe Misfit Makeup | Beauty Blog: September 2013

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