Review: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

Hi Makeup Geeks!

I got to tape this video in my new house- as you can tell, it’s totally girly! (can you tell I’m a girly girl? ūüėČ ) I wanted to review the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush as everyone has been talking about them. ¬†My reviews are always 100% honest and I did actually buy these myself!

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Packaging

These blushes come in a sleek rose gold case that includes a mirror and the blush itself. ¬†I love how classy and “high end” these look, while being unique with the rose gold finish. ¬†The compact is sturdy and is excellent quality.

Quality

The quality of these blushes is amazing.  I love how smooth and silky they feel while still remaining fairly pigmented.  My only complaint with these is the three pink colors are fairly similar.  There could have been a little bit more variation in color as well as matte finish instead of all just shimmery.

Here’s my recommendations for what colors to get for different skin colors!

  • Fair Skin: ¬†Dim Infusion and Ethereal Glow
  • Medium Skin: ¬†Luminous Flush and Mood Exposure
  • Dark Skin: ¬†Radient Magenta and Diffused Heat

Blush Colors

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  • Dim Infusion: ¬† Subdued Coral
  • Ethereal Glow: ¬† Cool Pink
  • Luminous Flush: ¬†Champagne Rose
  • Radient Magenta: ¬† Golden Fuchsia
  • Diffused Heat: ¬†Vibrant Poppy
  • Mood Exposure: ¬† Soft Plum

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Swatches

Price: $35

Where to Buy:   Amazon,    Ebay,    Sephora

Overall I give these blushes a 5 star as the quality and packaging is amazing! ¬†It’s definitely worth investing in one or two colors. ¬†I hope you all have fun with your makeup shopping!
Much love,
Marlena

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Hot New Products- February!

Hello, Makeup Geeks! Welcome to the HOT New Products for February 2014. This has been a great month for products and I’m excited to¬†share these with you.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes

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The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes are available in 6 different shades, all of which are simply amazing! These blushes are very smooth, gentle on the skin, and will last all day. The packaging is sleek, with a reflective rose gold finish. As you open the blush compact, there is a square mirror which is perfect for on the go. The only thing I dislike about the packaging is that it easily shows finger prints.

Shades:

  • Radiant¬†Magenta: A¬†beautiful light pink, that looks great on medium to dark skin.
  • Dim Infusion: A warm peach color, that looks great on fair to medium skin.
  • Ethereal Glow: A soft baby pink that looks great on fair skin.

Other Available Shades:

  • Diffused Heat: A vibrant poppy color.
  • Luminous Flush: A champagne rose.
  • Mood Exposure: A soft plum color.

Price: $35 for .15 oz of product.  (Amazon) (eBay) (Sephora)

Swatched, left to right: Diffused Heat, Dim Infusion, Ethereal Glow, Luminous Flush, Mood Exposure, Radiant Magenta

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Swatches

Photo compliments of: MakeupByTiffanyD

NARSissist Palette

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This palette contains 15 neutral eye shadows, with a great mixture of matte and shimmer finishes. These eye shadows are very silky, and of great quality. The packaging is sleek and durable; it closes tightly and has a mirror on the inside. Overall this palette is nice, however the price is high and some of the eyeshadows could have better pigmentation.

Shades:

  • All About Eve I: Flesh toned neutrals.
  • Madrague II: Matte caramel.
  • Fez: Velvety cocoa.
  • Bali: Neutral.
  • Coconut Grove: Deep brown infused with reflections.
  • Madrague I: Matte cream.
  • Nepal: Soft sheer rose.
  • Ashes to Ashes: Shimmery violet based brown.
  • Brousse II: Black violet.
  • Mekong: Espresso infused with gold.
  • Bellissima I: Shimmering beige with subtle glitter.
  • Lhasa: Lavender grey.
  • Bad Behavior: Deep pewter.
  • Dogon II: Charcoal black.
  • Pandora II: Matte black.

Price: $79 for 15 eyeshadows  (Amazon) (eBay) (Sephora)

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Naked Lipgloss

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The Naked Ultra Nourishing lip glosses come in 9 nude shades, all of which are highly pigmented without being overly sticky. These lip glosses come in a long skinny tube with an engraved logo on the side; my favorite part about the packaging is being able to see the shade through the tube.

Shades:

  • Streak: Coral Peach.
  • Love Child: True Bubblegum Pink.

Other Shades:

  • Nooner: Light Nude.
  • Freestyle: Brown Nude.
  • Rule34: Medium Brown Nude.
  • Walk of Shame: Pale Nude Pink.
  • Naked: Nude Pink.
  • Liar: Soft Mauve-Pink.
  • Beso: Deep Pink Mauve.

Price: $20 for .13 oz. of product  (eBay) (Sephora)

Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss Swatches

Photo compliments of: Phyrra

Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté

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These lip glosses are available in 22 different shades, giving you a large variety of colors to choose from. The packaging is very high-end looking with a gold and silver top, and clear bottom where you can see the shade of the gloss. These lip glosses come with a triangle shaped doe foot wand, which allows you to apply an even coat. The texture of these glosses are very smooth and best described as a mixture between a lip gloss and a lip cream. Although these glosses are very pigmented, they lack lasting power and will require a few touch ups throughout the day.

Shades:

  • 203 Corail Gandoura: Light coral.
  • 202 Rose Jersey: Rosy pink.
  • 101 Iridescent: Light pink with iridescent shimmer.

Other Shades:

  • 201 Pure: Clear.
  • 1¬†Gold: Gold with golden shimmer.
  • 19 Rose Orf√®vre: Warm pink with golden shimmer.
  • 10 Or Rose: Light warm pink with golden shimmer.
  • 20 Nude Carat: Nude with golden shimmer.
  • 2 Or Saharienne: Dusty rose with golden shimmer.
  • 104 Prune Organdi: Raisen purple with iridescent shimmer.
  • 49 Terriblement Fuchsia: Fuchsia with golden shimmer.
  • 4 Fuchsia Vermeil: Rosy fuchsia with golden shimmer.
  • 30 Corail Lingot: Warm peach with golden shimmer.
  • 204 Corail Trap√®ze: True coral.
  • 15 Grenade P√©pite: Hot pink with golden shimmer.
  • 102 Rose Satine: Rosey pink with golden shimmer.
  • 3 Rose Fusion: Coral pink with golden shimmer.
  • 103 Opium Persan: Dark coral with iridescent shimmer.
  • 205 Rouge Shantung: Watermelon red.
  • 206 Fuchsia Oran: Reddish fuchsia.
  • 207 Rouge Velours: Classic cool red.
  • 208 Fauve: Burgundy red.

Price: $32 for .2 oz. of product. (eBay) (Sephora)

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Photo compliments of: The RAEVIEWER

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Polish

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The Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics nail polishes currently come in 43 stunning shades, great for any occasion! These polishes are excellent quality, and you receive a decent amount of product for a good price.

Shades: 

  • Vapid: Palest lavender.
  • Pleasure Model: Pink toned purple.
  • Seething: Lingerie satin pink.
  • Deven Green: Nearly-neon green.
  • Pool Boy: Opaque aquatic blue cr√®me.

Price: $10 for .05 oz. of product.  (Amazon) (eBay) (Sephora)

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic Colored Pencils

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The Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic colored pencils are extremely versatile. You can use them on your eyes, lips, and body. These cosmetic colored pencils currently come in 12 pigmented shades, however they tend to be very dry and harsh when used around the eye area.

Shades:

  • Pool Boy: Aquatic blue.
  • Hoochie: Vibrant magenta.
  • Anime: Vibrant neon pink.

Price: $16 for .04 oz. of product. (eBay) (Sephora)

TARTE Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette

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The Tarte Be Mattenificent palette contains 8 eye shadows and one blush, all of which are matte finishes. Each eye shadow is smooth and creamy, without sacrificing any pigmentation. This palette comes in a hard plastic case with a decorative glass overlay. It latches tightly and contains a mirror and dual ended brush.

Eyeshadow Shades:

  • Dream in Chocolate
  • Don’t Stand Black
  • Sand Out From the Crowd
  • Peach for the Stars
  • Two Plums Up
  • Pink Outside the Box
  • Rose to the Occasion
  • View From the Taupe

Blush Color:

  • Elevated

Price: $36 (Amazon) (eBay)(Sephora)

Tarte Mattenificent Swatches

Kat Von D Esperanza Eyeshadow Palette

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The Kat Von D Esperanza eyeshadow palette contains 8 colorful eyeshadows, all of which are pigmented and smooth.  These eyeshadows come in a colorful and bold cardboard palette that is sleek and portable, with a small mirror inside the lid.

Eyeshadow Shades:

  • Selena: Glitter purple.
  • Dayglo: Transformer shade, iridescent white.
  • Galore: Pearl peach.
  • Placebo: Matte peony pink.
  • Santeria: Glitter greenish grey.
  • Archangel: Sparkle ¬†seafoam green.
  • South: Matte beige.
  • Dog Roses: Sparkle bronze.

Price: $36   (Amazon) (eBay) (Sephora)

Kat von d Esperanza Swatches

That wraps it up for the February hot new products! I hope each and everyone of you are staying happy and healthy. ūüôā

XOXO,

Marlena

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Dose of Colors Lipstick Review

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Hello Makeup Geeks! Today I have a review for you of an up and coming cosmetics line that¬†is¬†doing some pretty amazing things. ‚ÄúDose of Color‚ÄĚ currently offers lipsticks, lip glosses and false lashes. I had the pleasure to meet the lovely owner, Anna at IMATS and she is incredibly passionate and motivated about her business. I know many of you may already be familiar with this line, but for those of you who aren‚Äôt I wanted to share a quick review of her lipsticks with you. ūüôā

I have been wearing these lipsticks for the last couple of weeks and they are AMAZING!

Packaging

These lipsticks come in a sleek, durable white tube which is a pleasant change from the typical black tubes seldom used by most makeup companies. My favorite part of this packaging design is being able to see the actual color at the bottom of the tube. This way, you can see the exact shade you’re looking for without the hassle of having to open the lipstick. These lipsticks retail for $16.00 and are currently available in 8 vibrant shades.

The Product

This lipsticks formula is exceptional; highly pigmented, creamy, and extremely smooth. In fact, these lipsticks are so pigmented that even after being wiped away, they leave a non- drying stain on the lips. This is ideal for a long day, when you don’t have time to worry about your lipstick smudging or having to re-apply. These lipsticks are all cruelty free, vegan friendly, gluten and paraben free. Continue reading

MASSIVE Holiday Makeup Palettes Smackdown: 2013

Hi Makeup Geeks! As you all know, every year around the holidays I go on my search for the best makeup palettes released by the big cosmetics companies, then I review each of them individually for you and at the end pick my favorite one of the year. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it…:-)

In this video I am going to briefly show you all the palettes  I purchased this year and some quick pros and cons of each one, then at the end of the video I will let you know which one of these I chose as the best holiday palette for 2013.

Urban Decay “Vice 2″

The packaging on this is top quality. It is very sturdy and has a top that opens once you press the black button on the front. The lid of the palette has a large mirror and unlike other palettes, the top stays open so it’s great for sitting on your desk and applying your makeup. The palette contains 20 eye shadows with a mixture shimmers finishes along with a few matte. As always, the quality of the Urban Decay eye shadows is amazing. The only downside is that there is a lot of brighter shades in here so it makes it hard to do a complete look without adding extra shades. I also feel the brighter shades are best suited for a much younger crowd. I also wish there were some more matte shades in here that you could use for blending and as transition colors. It also comes with a dual ended brush that I feel is to soft for actually blending or adding shades. (Check out my full review of this palette here)

Price: $59.00

Where to Buy: Sephora, Ulta, eBay

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