Shadowplay – Urban Decay Naked 2 Makeup Tutorial

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Happy Wednesday, this evening I have a bit of a throwback tutorial using the Urban Decay Naked 2. I’m doing a series with UD. Revisiting old favorites, reviews in retrospect. I have a whole post devoted to the Naked palettes and here: Lust or Bust | Urban Decay – Naked Collection | Part 1 – The Eyes and will have a part 2 up next Monday and a full review of the Naked 2 Friday.

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Anyway, I wanted to do a tutorial just using the Naked 2 because I don’t believe I have and it’s been kind of pushed aside for other new palettes. I decided to do the what I think of as the classic Naked 2 Smoky Eye. A look I have gone to time and time again for date nights and rock shows, I’m pretty sure I have worn this look or something like it to every concert I have gone to in recent years.

I included two lip options because I can’t make decisions. LOL. One is more muted as you see below and one is vampy like in the above picture.
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On a side note, I am experimenting with different collage methods that are Pinterest friendly so that’s why there are sooo many pictures in this post.

If you want to see how to get this classic Naked 2 look just keeping reading below.

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Urban Decay | New Launches Lusts & Busts | Spring\Summer 2017

bEE BEAUTY (2)Hey guys, Today I want to introduce a new little series where we talk all about new launches, be it from one brand like today or various new beauty related launches. These post will be a combination of a wish list and anti-haul kind of things, pieces from the collections I want to try and others that are a pass in my opinion.

Keep in mind before we get started that these are just my opinions, nothing serious and no shade intended.

 I thought a good way of showing the products would be to use Polyvore if you have any other suggestions of formatting please let me know in the comments.
Okay! Let’s get started.

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Metal Xenomorph – Alien Inspired Makeup Tutorial feat. Tarte and Anastasia Beverly Hills

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What up guys?! Finally, a new post. Been a little MIA this week but we can talk about that in the Weekly Edit coming up Monday. Today, I want to share with you my makeup I did inspired by Alien and how I got the look you see here. 
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I did this look for my husband’s birthday, Aliens is his favorite movie. We went to see Alien Covenant and then went to a metal show at the bar, so I had the perfect opportunity to do something fun and get creative. I wanted to do something dark and duo-chromatic to capture that feel of the Xenomorphs shiny almost metallic skin.

So if you want to see how I got this look, just keep reading below!

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Glam on the Go! Tips + Looks

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Hello, Beauties! Dear Dharma asked if I would like to do another post with some more beauty advice so here we are.  Dear Dharma is an online advice column, so if you got questions, she got answers. You can check out Dear Dharma here for more.

In today’s post, I want to give you some of my tips for Glam on the Go when you need to take your daytime look into an evening look using just a few products that you can take along with you in your handbag. So you can get glam at the office or in the car then head out for drinks with friends or a date night with someone special.

I also included some looks I like to go to for those busy days when I need to amp my look up on the go.

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Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit Review

Makeup RevolutionHappy Friday! For today’s post, I wanted to review the Makeup Revolution Retro luxe Matte Lip Kit. I have it for a few months now hanging out in my collection so I figured it was time to share some thoughts on it, cause I have a few.
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“A little bit of retro, a little bit of luxe” Makeup Revolution says. Yeah, retro what? and very very little luxe.  I picked up this lip liner and liquid lipstick kit to try out because I love trying out new and affordable liquid lipsticks, I got the shade Echelon because it looked like a nice browny mauve toned nude. The shade is nice but the nice pretty much ends there. The only redeeming thing about this kit is the lip pencil which is fantastic so essentially I paid $9 for a lip pencil which by the way doesn’t match the liquid lipstick by any means.

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The Breakdown

The packaging looks nice, but it’s plastic and really cheap feeling. I didn’t expect it to be fancy though. Just had hopes for a decent product.
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Like, I said the lip liner included is great. it’s smooth, soft and pigmented. While it doesn’t match the lipstick at all, it’s a nice shade as is.
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Let’s talk about this liquid lipstick. I can honestly say it is one of the worst ones I have ever tried and I have tried quite a few. Makeup Revolution claims it is long wearing and not drying. BS! Within 30 mins it was peeling, crumbling and flaking right off. It dried down yet still felt grossly tacky on the lips, like if you rubbed a glue stick on your lips. So gross. It leaves such an unflattering dry texture on the lips. It basically is everything you DON’T want in a lipstick.
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The Swatches

Oddly enough swatched the liner and lipstick match in the picture below but it’s not the case.
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Now for the liquid lipstick. Look at that texture. It’s so bad. It immediately began flaking away once it dried. BTW excuse my over lining there. LOL. I was playing around. I hate that this product was so bad because I love the color.
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The Verdict

Don’t waste your $9 on this and just get one from Wet N Wild instead for less. This was by far the grossest feeling lipstick.

On a side note. I’m not sure how I even feel about this brand, to begin with. I have an eyeshadow palette from them, the Affirmation palette and a traditional matte lipstick and I enjoy them but I don’t think this brand has an original product. EVERYTHING is a copy of a high-end product, down to layout and packaging. Just seems kind of shitty so I think I am done purchasing from them. Why support a company that can’t make original quality products when there are so many other great brands that do. How are they not being sued left and right anyway?

What do you think of this lip kit? and of Makeup Revolution on a whole? Let me know below.

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