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March 2015 ipsy Bag

March ipsy Bag

March ipsy Bag2

March ipsy Bag3

The contents of my March ipsy Bag are:

  • Mary Kay At Play ® Eye Crayon – Teal Me More
  •  NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick – Pops
  • pur lisse beauty pur delicate gentle soy milk cleanser & makeup remover
  • Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Nail Lacquer – Doll Face
  • Gilchrist & Soames London Collection Body Lotion

March ipsy Bag4

March ipsy Swatch NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick – Pops

March ipsy swatch2 Mary Kay At Play ® Eye Crayon – Teal Me More

March ipsy Swatch3 Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Nail Lacquer – Doll Face

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #4

Here is my fourth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look4 Again


MAC Impassioned Lipstick  MAC Lipstick – Impassioned


Inked in Pink for Pink Look4  Maybelline Eye Studio® Color Tattoo® Metal (lid) – Inked in Pink

Naked Basics Palette Pink Look4  Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette colors used – Faint (crease), Crave (outer v), Naked2 (blending color), Venue (brow bone highlight)

Eye Makeup for Pink Look4

  • Benefit they’re real! Mascara
  • Jesse’s Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (upper lash line) – Black
  • Milani Shadow Eyez 12HR Wear Eyeshadow (water line) – Champagne Toast
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (lower lash line) – Demolition


Cheek Color for Pink Look4

  • MAC Powder Blush – Loverush
  • NYX Mosaic Powder – Paradise


Face Makeup for Pink Look4

  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder – WD5
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer – Deep

Pink Look4


Super Bowl XLVII Inspired Tutorial: Baltimore Ravens

Super Bowl XLVII is Sunday, February 3, 2013, between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. The team colors for the Baltimore Ravens are Purple and Black. Here is the look I came up with using their team colors.


This look features the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette.

I applied the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Delinquent to the lids and lower lash line.


Applied Blackout to the crease.


Applied Tease to the brow bone.


Applied Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil to the upper lash line and to the waterline.


Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara to the upper and lower lashes.


Applied NYX blush in Mocha to the apples of my cheeksImage

Applied Milani Lip Flash in News Flash.



Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeshadow Pencil vs. Milani Shadow Eyez

I originally purchased the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil Stash during the 2011 Holiday Season. I loved this set so much I ended up purchasing another when it was on clearance.  I use these pencils with eyeshadow primer whenever it’s humid where I live.  On days when there is less humidity I apply the shadow pencils without primer and the color stays until I remove my makeup.  Got more than 12 hour wear from these pencils. I’ve used the 24/7 shadow pencils by themselves, as a liner and an eyeshadow base.  The regular size pencils are $20.00 each and come in 12 colors.



Recently I purchased the Milani Shadow Eyez 12 HR Pencil. I purchased two pencils at CVS for $6.79.  I tested the Shadow Eyez pencils without primer and the pencils less than 8 hours.  With eyeshadow primer the Shadow Eyez pencils last all day. The Milani Shadow Eyez 12 HR Pencil normally retails for $6.99 and is available in 6 colors.


ImageUrban Decay Sin on the left, Milani Champagne on the right.

ImageUrban Decay Clash on the left, Milani Aqua Blue on the right.

I still love the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils.  I admit $20.00 is a bit much to pay, but their long wear and choice in colors is worth it to me. I will still refer back to the Milani Shadow Eye 12 HR Pencil for the two shades I swatched.