Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Swap: Barry M and Sleek

So I just got done doing a swap with a friend of mine on YouTube/twitter (Joybunny24) She is the sweetest, and from England... So I got to receive alot of amazing things that we can't get in the US!! OMG, I was sooo stoked on getting these sleek palettes! She sent me the "Storm" and the "orignial" palettes! She also sent some Barry M pigments and a palette! yay!! I used to original palette today on my eyes, and I love it (see below). The colors are very pigmented, but a little powdery. I usually don't like powdery but these aren't as bad as others. They are still VERY blendable and usable!! :) What do you guys think...should i do a tutorial with them!? :)

Original Palette

Storm Palette

Beautiful eye look using the original palette!

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Drugstore Dupe!!!!

As you all know, MAC's See Sheer Lipstick is my all time favorite! Its definitely my MOST worn lipstick...and I have been wearing it so much lately it was about time I stopped by the MAC counter to get another one. That was until today..when I was strolling through Target and I saw a bunch of makeup on clearence! I started going through the lip stick when I heard music from the heavens.... There it was...an exact dupe to MACs See Sheer lipstick!! (I love how dramatic i am... >_< lol)Anywho.... I was beyond excited, and even MORE excited when I realized it was 2.50! Holla!!!! lol. What lipstick is it you ask?? Maybelline Color sensational Lipstick in Park Ave Peach. And to be honest.. I MIGHT like this one a little more. The MAC one is a lustre finish which I like...but they don't seem to last a LONG time because they are so glossy. The maybelline one still has gloss, but its not AS much..so I feel like it has more staying power! But they are pretty much as close as you can get to "dupes"!

The thing I love about these colors is that you get the look of "red" lips without looking too over the top like you packed on the cherry red lipstick! it's seriously the perfect color ever!! Stop by your local drugstore and pick it up ASAP! you wont be dissapointed!

Check out the swatches!! :)

This is the color of them on your lips... I didn't do both because they look the same... >_< lol

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Art Journal Post

So... I have received alot of requests for more art journal blogs, so I thought I would post one of some of my recent stuff... in my NEW art journal. :) The first photo is just a sketch... it will turn into something cool eventually. :) Hopefully if I ever get around to making a vlog channel I will do some art journal vids to show you how to do it and what not. Thanks for reading. ^_~

Carah Amelie


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Shu Uemura Suprise

Let me just say, today was a good day...

I had an hour until my clients appointment today, so I decided randomly to stop by my local makeup store since I needed a new brush cleaner! Surprisingly I never make it in there because I know I will spend alot of money so I avoid it. :) lol. OR... its always closed when I am walking by. However, Today was my lucky day! I saw the Shu Uemura lash curler and told the lady to throw that in too. She told me that Shu Uemura was no longer going to be sold in the states, only other countries, and online... so she was getting rid of all of her testers for $5.00!! Tester Shmester!!! I almost had a heart attack considering these shadows are about 22.00 regular priced, so I knew there might be a little dent I'm my wallet after this discovery. After a while, she mentions that she is selling the brushes too.... for $10.00!! S.U. brushes are also very spendy.... some being 100.00! so I scored 2 of those! Then she threw in a free lip gloss just to be nice.

It was pretty much the best day ever.

Here are some pics of my treasures... lol. And a couple swatches!

Before I use them, I'm going to brush them off with a clean mascara wand. Luckilly eye shadows dont grow bacteria as much as other makeup. :)

Carah Amelie