September 19, 2014

KAT VON D Immortal Lash & Line Kit


Kat Von D Immortal Lash & Line Kit retails for $20 USD ($24 CAD) and includes a mascara (0.27 oz) and an eyeliner (0.007 oz). It is said to be "a set of essentials for round-the-clock, striking eyes featuring a full-size Immortal Lash 24HR Mascara and deluxe-size Tattoo Liner."

Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara is described as a black.
Tattoo Liner in Trooper is described as an ink black.
"Create the infamous Kat-eye or develop your own signature look with these two essentials for ultra-bold eyes. Featuring the cult favorite Tattoo Liner and the rising star Immortal Lash 24HR Mascara, the Immortal Lash N’ Line Kit is the ultimate tool kit to create the perfect frame for every eye. The Immortal Lash 24HR Mascara Power Spiral three-in-one brush features a spherical tip, which defines even the tiniest inner/outer corners and lash-ends and builds additional volume. The brush’s spiked stem thickens by coating each lash from root to end while the spiral brush combs through lashes for never-ending length."
Let's start off by mentioning what a great value this set is considering you're getting two products for the price of one... Wow! The mascara is full size and regularly retails for $20 USD ($25 CAD - NOTE, Canada saves a dollar!) Plus, you're getting a deluxe size liquid eyeliner for free! If you're interested in trying either product, this set is the way to go...

Immortal Lash 24 Hours Mascara (0.27 oz.) – reg. $20 USD / $25 CAD (0.27 oz.)
The applicator is a rather unique, flexible silicone wand. The spiraled spikes along the wand are great for regular application and combing through lashes. The spiked ball at the very tip is great for coating the outer and inner lashes easily to achieve that wispy signature Kat Von D lash look. The brush is a little intimidating at first, but it allows total control and makes application fool-proof.
The formula is a rather thick cream that is lightweight, so it doesn't weight your lashes down. This mascara coats lashes evenly and leaves them feeling soft and flexible throughout wear. It did lengthen and curl lashes nicely, but I saw no added volume. While this mascara didn't separate lashes, it didn't clump them together either - that is unless you're applying a second coat. Layering this mascara over itself once dry causes your lashes to look more clumpy, especially towards the base.
The pigmentation is decent; while lashes are left looking black, it's not the ultra black that it claims to have. There are definitely darker, most intense and highly-pigmented mascara options out there.
This mascara is not waterproof and lasted +7 hours before losing most of it's curl and +10 hours before flakes of mascara could be found under my eyes - which falls short of their 24 hour claim.

Tattoo Liner (0.007 oz.) – reg. $18 USD / $23 CAD (0.02 oz.)
The applicator is a real brush made up of synthetic bristles. The tip comes to a very fine point making it easy to apply, define and draw precise lines. 
The formula is a liquid and it sets 10-30 seconds after application. Once the liner sets it becomes budgeproof, smudgeproof and doesn't bleed, run or fade until you're ready to remove it. The liner glides-on extremely easily, evenly and doesn't tug or pull at skin when applying.
The pigmentation is decent in a single stroke but for full, intense color payoff it's best to layer this product 2-3 times for an opaque coverage.
Like most liquid eyeliners, this pen does need to be shaken before use. Nothing extreme, just a quick 3-5 second shake and you're good to go. Otherwise the formula will become watered down and less pigmented.
Overall, this is a great value set and it's definitely worth checking out if you're interested in trying either product. Although the products in the set fall short of their high claims, they're still good products! The Immortal Lash is nice if you're looking for a lengthening mascara and you don't need much added volume - plus, you'll be getting a long-wearing, easy to use pen liner thrown in for free!

Kat Von D Immortal Lash & Line Kit

Kat Von D Immortal Lash & Line Kit

Kat Von D Immortal Lash & Line Kit

Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara

Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara

Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.

September 17, 2014

Tutorial | Urban Decay Naked2 Basics


Ever since I picked up and reviewed the new Urban Decay Naked2 Basics palette it's been requested that I film a tutorial using the palette - using ALL Urban Decay products, actually. Since most tutorials are very neutral and basic I wanted to take a different step and make a more dramatic, smokey eye! This look is easy to achieve and can be toned down depending on your preference... Enjoy!

Products Featured:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
  • Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette [review]
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara [review]
  • Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Streak [review]
  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Native


Disclaimer: All product(s) featured were purchased by me for personal use.

September 15, 2014

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Tinted Lipglass


MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Tinted Lipglass (0.10 oz) retails for $16 USD ($18 CAD) and is available for a limited time.

Viva Glam Rihanna 2 is described as a cool mauve with red frost.
"Pop icon Rihanna brings a bold look to her fierce new VIVA GLAM campaign, accenting her fearless, confident style with shades of frosted metallic mauve Lipstick and Lipglass, in velvety soft red packaging featuring her signature. Also available, the modern red hues of Rihanna’s original VIVA GLAM collection. Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Rihanna goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS."
MAC Viva Glam is an outstanding charitable cause in the industry; one of the best. Every cent of the selling price on any Viva Glam lipstick or lipglass is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund. Viva Glam products have limited life as they're only available for 6 months.

The packaging features a metallic red, rubberized top and Rihanna's signature on the tube itself. The wand is a standard doe-foot applicator and the scent is their signature vanilla scent.

Viva Glam Rihanna 2 is a sheer, lilac-gray with iridescent pink and silver shimmer. The base color of this gloss was mostly transparent and applied sheer besides the shimmer. The shimmer and sparkle was noticeable when applied to the lips. The formula was slightly thinner and had more movement than an average MAC lipglass, but still thicker and tackier than a standard gloss. For a shade like this that's mostly clear, it would work best for layering over other lip products as it adds a beautiful sparkle and shine. Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lasted +3.5 hours before fading.

Overall, it's nice to wear alone for a subtle shine or to pair with other lip products. If you're the kind of person who is a gloss junkie, it's definitely a must have! Plus, all proceeds go towards a very good cause!

Available now at MAC Online and MAC locations for a limited time - 6 months.

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Tinted Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Tinted Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Tinted Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Tinted Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Tinted Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Tinted Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Tinted Lipglass


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.

September 12, 2014

BUXOM Full-On Fix


Buxom Full-On Fix retails for $18 USD ($23 CAD) and features two deluxe sized products, a lip gloss (0.07 oz.) and lipstick (0.015 oz.) It is said to be "a mini Full-On Lip Polish and Lipstick duo."

Jennifer Lip Polish is described as a flirty fuchsia.
Acapulco Lipstick is described as a rich lilac. 
"Pucker up for this flirty fuchsia and luxe lilac lip duo. Sheer, shimmering gloss and creamy, matte lipstick deliver lip-plumping color with a refreshing tingle. Vitamins A and E help keep your lips soft, smooth, and protected."

Full-On Lip Polish (0.07 oz.) – reg. $19 USD / $23 CAD (0.15 oz.)
  •  Jennifer is described as a flirty fuchsia.
    It is said to be "a shimmering lip gloss with a tingling, pout-plumping effect."
Jennifer is a sheer, muted fuchsia with fine pink-lavender shimmer and a high-shine finish. This gloss has a subtle minty, plumping effect which gives your lips a fuller appearance. The gloss applied smoothly, evenly and sheer. The base color of this gloss gives your lips a very faint hint of color and the fine shimmer isn't noticeable unless you're up close. Jennifer lasted +3.5 hours before fading. (5/5)

Full-On Lip Stick (0.015 oz.) – reg. $19 USD / $23 CAD (0.03 oz.)
  •  Acapulco is described as a rich lilac.
    It is said to be "a tingling, three-in-one lip perfecter."
  • Acapulco is a muted, orchid lilac with a semi-matte finish. This lipstick has a subtle minty, plumping effect which gives your lips a fuller appearance. The lipstick applied smoothly, evenly, mostly opaque and didn't tug or pull when applying. A nice plus to this lipstick is it also acts as a lip liner, hence the three-in-one claim. It has a lightly creamy consistency that felt neither hydrating or drying on the lips. Acapulco lasted +4.5 hours before fading. (4/5)
Paired together these two products leave a nice plum, berry color to your lips with a glossy, high-shine finish. They compliment each other very well and last +5 hours when layered.

Buxom is mostly known for their plumping action and since both these lip products have that plumping effect, when paired together they leave your lips looking plump, full and any fine lines found on your lips completely disappear! The nice thing is the plumping is subtle and nothing too extreme. You can tell a difference in the size of your lips and you can definitely feel the minty tingle, but your not left feeling like your lips have become Jessica Rabbit's, ha ha!

Overall, it's a nice value set and you're getting two products for the price of one. The best part is, the deluxe products are generous. You're getting exactly half the amount of the product in each. The colors compliment each other and the set is a nice, muted summer-to-fall combination that anyone could pull off!

Available now at Sephora online and in-stores!

Buxom Full-On Fix

Buxom Full-On Fix

Buxom Full-On Fix
(Jennifer Lip Polish layered over Acapulco Lip Stick)

Buxom Full-On Fix Lip Polish in Jennifer

Buxom Full-On Fix Lip Polish in Jennifer

Buxom Full-On Fix Lip Polish in Jennifer

Buxom Full-On Fix Lip Polish in Jennifer

Buxom Full-On Fix Lip Stick in Acapulco

Buxom Full-On Fix Lip Stick in Acapulco

Buxom Full-On Fix Lip Stick in Acapulco

Buxom Full-On Fix Lip Stick in Acapulco


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.