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Tag Archives: Color

Review Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio

26 Dec

I received the Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio  in my December Ipsy.

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My Review :

This is a great little trio palette.  The colors are dark and the payoff is good.  They are pretty glittery, and are good for a party or evening look.

The only gripe I had was that they colors started to slide on the sides and on the bottom  after a few hours.  I wore the look with the NYX HD Eye Shadow Base. It wasn’t awful and I wouldn’t not recommend this product for that reason.

I don’t see the trio on their website anymore, but you can get a 12 shade palette for $24.00, so essentially it’s $2.40 per shade.  Not a bad value.

 I will try again with the Urban Decay Primer Potion to see if it grabs it more.

Here is the look I did:

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How do you like Pop Beauty?

~Anna

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Best Red Lipsticks

12 Dec

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These beautiful reds range in price – between $6-$26!

The ones I want to try the most are the MAC – Russian Red, the Besume and the Tarte!

Want a $2 dupe of Russian Red – CLICK HERE

Lime Crime -Vegan/Cruelty free lipstick in EVERY color.

9 Dec

These lip colors are not for the faint of heart.  They are bold, exciting and beautiful.

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Urban Decay – Naked 3

9 Dec

The launch of this new palette is super exciting!  I love my Naked 2 palette and use it several times a week.  The colors are beautiful and have excellent staying power and the case is strong enough that I have taken it on two vacations.

Here is the new Naked 3.  It has more rosy hues than the previous Naked palettes but all the shimmer you have come to expect.

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It retails for $52 and consists of 12 colors, a mirror and a brush.

Here ya go- a swatch comparison for each of the Nakeds.

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AND a tutorial from Keiko Lynn to show you how this actually looks on a person. CLICK HERE for the detailed step by step.

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What I’m into right now – Brown Eye Liner

6 Dec

I received a double ended brown/black liner from Julep a while ago and I got one from Paula Dorf years ago.  I fall in and out of love with this shade, but right now I’m way hard into it.

Big bonus – you can go heaver on the liner for work.

It looks appropriate for fall/winter.

Blends nicely with other browns and neutrals for the season.

Since it isn’t as harsh as black, you can get away with a festive red lip at work as well.  Big bonus…this girl likes her red lips.  MWAH!

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How do you feel about brown eyeliner?

~Anna

New fave – Berry Colored Lips

12 Nov

I like berry lips for fall, and I was thrilled to find in my own collection a berry colored MAC lipstick!

Hello, Hang Up!  Why have we not hung out in a long time?

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~Anna

RUMOR ALERT – UD Naked 3 Palette

5 Nov

According to someone on Reddit there are rumors going around about an new Naked palette!

Here are the leaked photos:

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this could be a complete hoax – these photos were found via an Instagram user.  Some of these colors look exactly the same as shades from the Naked and Naked 2 palettes.

Urban Decay has yet to confirm or deny.

NYX The Natural Shadow Palette – Looks and Review

31 Oct

We’re  fans of NYX here at Fairy Godmother.   We have also been actively searching for a suitable dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palettes.

UD is pretty amazing with great colors, so this quest hasn’t been easy.

However, in our quest we have have found some great products.  One of these is the NYX Natural Shadow Palette.  It’s a scaled down version of the Nakeds, sort of reminds me of Naked Basics.

NYX is $7.00

Urban Decay is $27.00

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I wore this on separate occasions this week.  I also wanted to show how well and long this wears through the day.  I used the NYX HD Eye Shadow Base in addition to the eye shadows.

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Fun fact – I never realized how more tired my eyes look in the PM after a full day of office work.  Bleah.

This was a smokier look.  I also did a more neutral look:

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My thoughts –

If you are looking for a natural/neutral eye shadow palette, take a chance on NYX.  The shadows wear very well and long, the pigment and color payoff is great, they blend great with the exception of one of the shades.  The first and lightest shade comes out a bit chalky on me.

Also, it’s $7.00

~Anna

Are you a fan of NYX?

Nails – how to wear black nails at work

30 Oct

I have a corporate job with a crazy strict dress code.  Although I push the dress code A LOT (have you seen the color of my hair??  https://fairygodmotherbeautyblog.com/2013/10/26/annas-new-hair-red-with-black-streaks-take-2/

That said, I’m not down with completely being the weird chick at work.  Even though I wanted to wear black nails for a while, I didn’t feel brave enough to rock the boat more.

So, I self compromised with how I wore black nails.  Both of these are from Julep.

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The black is actually matte-ish, looks like latex.

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I feel accomplished.

~Anna

Ulta – 20% off entire purchase coupon!!!

29 Oct

I received one of these Ulta coupons in the mail and bought the Naked 2 palette (which I loooooove.)

20% off all your items – even high end products like Stila, Urban Decay, Benefit, Tarte, Butter, Two Faced, etc.

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You can use this in-store or online!