SAG Awards 2012: Kaley Cuoco

My favorite look of the night was from Haley Cuoco who stars in Big Bang Theory.  Her makeup looks amazing.  It is absolutely stunning.  

I am not so big a fan of the dress and the makeup together.  The eye makeup, from what I can see, appears to be warm browns or jewel tones where her dress is a funky bright pastel.  Who wore your favorite look from the SAG awards?


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Summer 2012: MAC for Beth Ditto

This graphic for the the Ditto collection really caught my eye.  ;)
I thought it was very interesting and thought people may want to see it.  
If there is one thing that MAC does well, it is creating amazing promo pictures.  I can not WAIT to see what is in this collection.  


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Milani Minerals Blush

I was strolling through my local CVS recently because I had some ExtraBucks I needed to use (they expired the day I was in the store) and stopped and took notice of the beautiful Milani blushes.  The prices weren’t marked so I went to the kiosk and scanned them and WOW!  They rang up to be $1.75.  I had $8 worth of ExtraBucks so my heart skipped a beat.  :)  I hurriedly scanned several items and got lots of discounted Milani.  I picked up all of the blushes except the orange one.  I just received an orange blush from the beautiful Mira (Sleek Aruba which is d/c) so I didn’t feel the need to get another one!  
If you are interested in picking these up, please don’t get discouraged that they aren’t marked sale.  Go check the price.  Not everything is on sale but there are lots of things that are.
Here are the swatches in natural daylight.  
Sweet Rose didn’t really make me stand up and pay attention in the pan but I can see that this will REALLLLY work with my coloring well.  It is a nice cool toned pink.  It is matte and blends very smooth.
Mai Tai is GORGEOUS.  I think that it is my favorite one.  It is matte like Sweet Rose and has the same texture.  It is spectacular.  Below I have swatched it with a very surprising dupe.  *HUGE GRIN*
Luminous seems to be one of the more popular blushes from this line but it seems to be less pigmented than the others.  It is said to be a dupe to NARS Orgasm.  I no longer own Orgasm but it does appear very similar.  This one has shimmer and I am not quite sure this one is as pretty or unique as the others.  

Here are the same swatches indoors with a flash.

Here is the special dupe swatch that I promised from above.  Milani Mai Tai and Rouge Bunny Rouge Orpheline.  Wow right?  I bought one blush for over $30 and the other for less than $2.  
When I was swatching and playing around with the Milani blushes it just hit me all at once…  Mai Tai is sooo close to Orpheline that I could not resist putting these comparisons up.  This is the picture taken in natural daylight.

Here are the blushes pictured indoors with flash.

The swatches will show you just how similar these are.  WOW.  Mai Tai is slightly more peachy/orange but honestly very similar.  And I would like to mention that the texture isn’t terribly different either.  The Rouge Bunny Rouge is a more creamy feeling powder where the Milani feels a bit silkier.

These are the same swatches taken indoors with a flash.  These are more true to color.  This really shows how similar they are.

I am in love with these Milani blushes.  To be able to compare one of them to a Rouge Bunny Rouge blush without batting an eye should say so much.  RUN TO YOUR LOCAL CVS AND SNATCH THESE UP ASAP! *Do note that if you are allergic or react to the ingredient Mica, that these do contain Mica and I would be careful!*
Funny extra.  
I was finishing up taking these pictures and I sat my camera (on the tripod and all) down on my kitchen counter and it snapped this picture.  You can kind of see that my kitchen is filled with makeup/nail polish and package boxes. I am glad that all of the items sitting out on the counter aren’t showing.  lol  Who does that?  Food is supposed to be on counter tops, not a ton of makeup. :)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a minute to see what I am talking about this go round.  If you have any review requests or questions just let me know.  :)  Have you tried Milani Minerals blushes?


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Blush and Eyeshadow and Lipstick, Oh My… Rouge Bunny Rouge Haul and Initial Review

I recently placed a zuneta.com order for Rouge Bunny Rouge.  I already gave a sneak preview of this haul on a previous post but I wanted to do proper post with pictures in natural daylight as well as with a flash.  
Hues of Enchantment – Colour Burst Lipstick in Whim of Mine
As you all some of you may know, I LOVE nude and MLBB (My Lips But Better) lipsticks.  I have been branching out recently with brighter, bolder colors but at heart I am NUDE NUDE NUDE lipstick girl. I don’t know what is better than a beautiful natural nude lip color.  Let me set you straight.  I do NOT enjoy zombie nudes.  I want a nude that has a natural fleshtone hue in it.  This one is beautiful.  It is very creamy and the pigmentation is amazing.  It has zero shimmer in it and the finish is a beautiful sheen.  It is pretty long wearing as well.  The saturation of color is most impressive.
Original Skin Blush – For Love of Roses in Orpheline.

I have not always been such a blush h00r but as of late I am just obsessed with blushes.  I can’t even tell you what is so fascinating… I honestly am going to chock it up to loving the color pink.  
Reasons I love this blush:
(a) Orpheline is a warm strawberry pink color.  I don’t consider it overly warm even though RBR says that it is best suited on warm skintones, I think that this would work for most skintones.  
(b) There are flowers embossed right into the blush itself.  I love that!  So femme and pretty.
(c) This blush is so smooth.  I honestly don’t even have the proper words to describe this blush.  I can say that when you apply it, it reacts like a cream blush on your cheek.  It sinks right in and there is no powdery finish what-so-ever.  It gives off a beautiful sheen (NOT shimmer) and looks amazing.
(d) It is a beautiful bright color in the pan and may seem frightening/overwhelming, but as you will see in the swatches below it sheers out nicely.  

Long Lasting Eyeshadow – When Birds Are Singing… in Bejewelled Skylark.
You may have seen my other review on the eyeshadows I purchased last go round, so I am not going to get into how amazing these eyeshadows are all around.  I just wanted to show you a picture of the color and swatches.  It is sooo freaking beautiful.  Quite unique if you ask me.  It is a beautiful brown with a red flash.  It sort of looks almost… bronzey?  But less orange toned than a true bronze.  Love it.  Love it.  Love it. 

Here are the swatcharoonies…
Natural daylight first.

Flash next…

Also wanted to show you a comparison of all the Highlighting Liquids.  Sea of…
Amazing right?  Wow… I am totally impressed.  I just have no words.  The beauty of these items are overwhelming.  :)  Do you think that these colors would all look good together?  Or would they clash?  I think I know what tomorrow’s FOTD will be.  haha  

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