Monday, 5 November 2012

Bold Lips: Glamourous Red!

Hello lovelies!
It's been a while since I've done a bold lip blog post so I thought I'd get one in.
Plus as we get closer to the holidays, I figure I'd do a glamourous red lip that you could totally rock at the Christmas/holiday parties this year. I love deeper berry tones lip around this time of year. It's just so festive.

Meet my new favourite red lipstick. "Refined Ruby" (#337) from L'oreal's Infallible collection.
It's really gorgeous and rich not to mention because it's from the Infallible line, it's really long-wearing which is great. It's such a hassle when you wear a bright colour that comes off easily because you have to maintain it all day. This didn't give me any trouble at all and most of the time at the end of the day I have to use a makeup wipe to get it off.

It's a really smooth texture and doesn't drag at all. It almost stains your lips, making it really long-wearing and low maintenance. 

The colour can really make your look much more complete. I'm wearing very little eye makeup in these pictures and the lipstick is enough to really make an impression. Which makes it perfect for a busy holiday season when you want to look pretty and festive without a ton of work.

Anyway, I love this lipstick and I highly reccomend anyone looking for a glamourous/pin-up red try this one out and best of all it's a drugstore brand so it's very affordable. Let me know with a tweet (@TashaSinghxx) or a comment if you like it! 

 Just a Few Things...
  •  I am nervous to take my grad photos Thursday, but more so I can't believe I'm actually taking grad photos. Where did the last three years of university go?!!?
  • Pet peeve: I really hate people who complain and whine about Christmas music/commercials/decorations being used way too early. Just stop being so grinchy and enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones. 
  • On a much better, cheerier note- the Starbucks Christmas drinks are back! Every year I indulge in the delicious, Christmasy delight of Gingerbread lattes (made with tea because I don't drink coffee). They are so so so so addictive! I think I might try the Peppermint Hot Chocolate or the Caramel Brulee this year too. :)
  • School stress is killing me. I say that every year. But this year really is particularly bad.
  • Got the new Galaxy SIII and I really enjoy it. Makes one hand texting hard. 

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Fall Friendly Eyeshadow Palettes!

Hello there readers,
As promised I have a post of palettes that I have collected that would make great fall eye looks.
These palettes can be used all year really, I just think there is something about them that makes them especially useful for doing fall makeup. I have a mix of high-end, drugstore, small and large palettes! 
I'm thinking of also doing a post about some really great dark fall appropriate lipsticks! Thoughts?
Anyhoo, on to the palettes! 

My first two palettes should come as no surprise. The original Naked and Naked2 palettes from Urban Decay (both $60) are just outstanding and I have raved about their quality before on my blog. They are absolutely worth the money you spend on them. If you're someone who likes warmer tones, golds and browns, I would say go for the original Naked. If you like cooler tones, in the way of silvers and taupes definitely get the Naked2. 

This is a well-loved palette of mine and I think it is amazing for the fall and winter time, especially for creating some great holiday looks for parties and what not. This is the Winterberry palette from Coastal Scents ($13) which is a website that offers amazing palettes at great affordable prices. It has a ton of wearable neutrals but also some great fall colours like the cranberry and the navy in the bottom row. You can get a really natural eye or a really dark smokey eye with this palette. 

The Lorac PRO palette ($55) has been everywhere lately and people just rave about this, so I had to try it! What makes this palette unique is that the entire top row of shadows is matte and the entire bottom row is shimmery. And the colours are well-thought out so you get everything you might need in one easy, convenient place. But it also has some unexpected colours like "Garnet" and "Mauve" that are really fall friendly. Not to mention this palette is so thing and light, it's incredibly travel friendly!

I love this palette! The Comfort Zone 8-pan palette from Wet'n'Wild is amazing and so affordable! The quality on these shadows is insanely good and the palette is under $5. There is some fallout with the shadows, so be careful to tap off you brush when using, but otherwise, I love this palette! Like many of the palettes in this post, there are some neutral, everyday colours but on the right side are some really great olive and forest greens to play with.

If you're trying to save space, this massive 88 Warm Palette from Coastal Scents ($24) is your best bet. It will most likely contain any neutral colour you need along with some darker, plum and brown shades in the bottom right hand corner. 

This palette is the newest edition to my collection, the Urban Decay Feminine Palette ($40). It has a great romantic, girly vibe to it. The "Bordello" shade (the first one, top row) is such a beautiful pinky mauve colour, it's so unique. I've used this everyday since I got it and it makes a beautiful feminine look or you could use "Gunmetal" to deepen it up. It's great quality, the lip gloss it comes with is great too, all around wonderful palette to have. Oh and as you can see in the top, right hand picture, the palette comes out of the case (it's magnetic, don't worry the magnet is very secure) so you can use the outside, zippered case to hold brushes or anything else! 

This quad is by far the bargain of the entire group! The Day 2 Night quad from e.l.f or is only $1! And as you can see in the swatches, has great pigmentation. All four colours are coordinated so nicely to make a very soft neutral eye or a really great smokey fall look. This is definitely worth the money and great quality! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and will try out some of the palettes I mentioned.
Let me know how you like them in a comment or tweet me @TashaSinghxx
Thanks for reading!