Beauty News Flash! New Wet n Wild products!

I just read on the Nouveau Cheap blog that there has been a siting of new Wet N Wild balm stains and 5-pan Coloricon eyeshadow palettes. Wet N Wild, in my opinion, has some of the best eyeshadows, and it is just icing on the cake that they are so darn cheap!

If you are a makeup junkie, like me, you know that Wet N Wild’s new and limited edition palettes can be pretty hard to find. Fortunately, G. from Nouveau Cheap believes these new palettes will be part of the permanent collection.

To see a picture and read more on this news head on over to G.’s blog by visiting the link above.

**Editing to add: Visit this link to see G.’s most recent update on all of the NEW products for 2014. As most of us know, they have a tendency to start showing up before then, and obviously, from the first post, they already are! Are y’all as pumped as I am about these new products?! Let me know what you’re the most interested in trying. I’m extremely curious about the cream glitter shadows. :)**

<3 Brooke

Pop of Yellow

Pop of Yellow

Decided to try something out of the norm. A little pop of yellow on the lid. Really like how it turned out for a fun colorful look. With the right outfit it would look great for a night out.

And when you also have a baby that wants to be held, you just hold him while doing your makeup and then photographing it. ;)

And when you also have a baby that wants to be held, you just hold him while doing your makeup and then photographing it. ;)

Product Rave & Review | L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadow

Hello lovelies!

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. My 6 month old has decided that sleep is overrated so we have been quite worthless around here on most days. I think his reflux was bothering him quite a bit so we have him on some new medication and fingers crossed that it helps.

Today, I have a rave/review on a L’oreal Infallible eyeshadow. These are single eyeshadows from the drugstore for about $8 so, they are a little more expensive than a typical single eyeshadow from the drugstore. However, the quality is great. The consistency is quite different than anything I have ever tried before. L’Oreal describes it as a “powder-cream” texture. It is almost a loose pigment that has been pressed but isn’t as solid as a regular pressed shadow. Very interesting, and quite hard to explain. Get ya hands on one girl, you won’t be disappointed. I recommend Bronzed Taupe for your first shade to try out. It’s a great eyeshadow that you can use to create a one shadow look. Because of the shimmer, almost metallic finish of it, and how the light catches it, it looks like you have used two shadows vs only one. I like to pack it all over the lid and then use a fluffy brush to blend it into the crease.

Here are a few pictures of the product and a swatch. Notice the little stopper. Don’t throw it away! It keeps the product in place, I’m guessing. But, it actually says on the stopper “Do not discard.”

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on my nails: Essie – Turquoise & Caicos

MAC PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER REVIEW AND RAVE

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Do you see those horrible under eye circles? Yuck. They are, without a doubt, my most hated thing about myself. I literally don’t go to the gym without putting concealer under my eyes. If I know someone is coming to our house, I run and put concealer on. I can’t remember how long it was before I even let J see me without makeup. All because of those nasty blue circles.

I am an NC15 MAC shade. However, I get NW15 in this concealer because it will have a pinky undertone which counteracts the bluish tint under my eyes. If you aren’t sure of your shade the ladies at the MAC counter are very helpful and can help match your skin tone for you. I highly suggest going to a counter. I ordered mine online because I knew what I needed. They have free shipping most of the time which is great. So if you are sure on the shade and you don’t have a store near you, ordering online is always a great options. Back to my shade, I am obviously very pale right now. If there was a way to go a shade lighter than my foundation shade I would. However, NC15 and NW15 is as pale as it gets with MAC. NC has a yellow undertone and NW has pink undertones. Most people will be NC which is yellow undertones. If you are darker than an NC15 or NW15 go a shade or two lighter for your under concealer. It will really brighten the area and help get the awake look.

Now, on to how I apply mine.
One pump on the back of my hand…

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Then, I apply a generous amount under my eye in a triangle shape with my ring finger.

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Next, I take a damp sponge like a Beauty Blender. I find this step crucial with this concealer. It really is best applied with a damp sponge. I pat pat pat it all in. I forgot to take a photo of this step. Here is one eye done and the other not.

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It looks like a subtle difference in the above picture but wait until you see the difference from the before and after full face makeup! This concealer is specially formulated not to crease and it really doesn’t. It is great! However, to up my coverage I take the lightest shade of Bare Minerals powder foundation and apply that right on top of the concealer. It is just what I have always used to set any concealer because it adds even more coverage, which I feel I need.

Here is the finished look:

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Lastly, ignore my poor brows. I am attempting to let them grow in a bit.