“I want nothing for Christmas” said me NEVER! Of course I want a gift. I may not get anything beauty but I can dream can’t I?? The Makeup Wars bloggers have decided to put together our wishlists of what we’d like to see under our menorah or Christmas tree this year. My wishlist is 100% beauty related which comes as no surprise at all. The good news is that these are all pretty easy to get, the bad news is that I bought some of it while waiting to publish.
Let’s start with what I bought! After our Favorite Metallic Makeup Wars I was terribly tempted by the Laura Mercier Art Deco shadows that so many of the bloggers put on their list. They were sold out at Sephora which made it even more important for me to buy them. So Nordstrom.com and my reward certificates came in handy and now I own some of these. While they aren’t on my wishlist since they are on a UPS truck coming to me, they should be on yours!
What I also bought was one (I promise only one) of the new Burberry Complete Eyeshadow Palettes. I just kept looking at this picture and had to wipe the drool off my face several times. I bought Smokey Grey No. 1 because I have been buying brown shadows galore in 2012. On my wishlist though are more of these. Luckily these are permanent ($59 each). Take a gander:
- Smokey Grey No. 01 Grays
- Mocha No. 02 Warm neutrals
- Pale Nude No. 03 Cool neutrals
- Dark Spice No. 05 Smoky neutrals
- Plum Pink No. 06 Plums
- Pink Taupe No. 07 Pink neutrals
Next on my wishlist is more Too Faced, in particular the Too Faced Bon Bons Set. There’s something so girly and appealing about this $42 box set. Their description makes it even more appealing to me: “As enticing as a box of scrumptious sweets, Shadow Bon Bons features a delicious range of shadows from soft vanillas to rich coffee, an ultra-black LashGASM mascara, a built-in mirror, and a shimmering gold Candlelight shadow primer, making it easy to create bountiful looks. Go from sweet and sassy to subtle to dramatic with this one versatile set.”
Prime Beauty introduced me to the Eye Candy Full Face Collection from Lorac on her blog and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Doesn’t this sound like fun for $59??
- 4 x 0.68 oz Eye Shadow Palette in Ooh La La Vanilla (Nude Eye Shadow Palette), Caramel Love Affair (Golden Eye Shadow Palette), Tantilizing Cocoa (Bronze Eye Shadow Palette), Blackberry Truffle Seduction (Smoky Eye Shadow Palette)
- 0.17 oz Cream Eye Liner Palette in Mesmerizing Dark Chocolate
- 0.17 oz Cheek & Lip Tint Palette in Indulge in Berry Kisses
Let’s move away from the eyes (which is difficult for me). When Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog reviewed the Armani Nude Lip Set ($49) I suddenly had a desire for it. The set includes Rouge d’Armani #103 and Gloss d’Armani #103. I love my light shades of lipstick and even though I probably have dozens of similar shades there’s just something I like about this.
I have the Chantecaille Rose Petals Highlighter ($74) on my wishlist because it’s just so pretty. I’d probably never use it, I’d just look at it. Read this and weep: “A kaleidoscope of colorful powders blend together beautifully to impart a sheer, flattering glow on all skin tones. Unique light-perfecting powders provide a veil of subtle radiance, while flexible polymers ensure long-lasting, comfortable wear. Innovative technology allows the soft, iridescent pigments to be evenly sprinkled throughout the entire powder.”
On the practical side I’d love the Le Metier de Beaute CHEM60 Pro-Peel & GLOW10ai Mask Set ($265). After seeing it work in person I’d love to have that glowy skin.
And one more for the road – I am a Swarovski crystal nut. I love those crystals so when I saw this Tweezerman Swarovski Crystal Mirror ($150) I fell in lust. “Add some glam to your beauty routine while isolating even the finest hair for precise, easy tweezing. The optically correct 1X/10X magnifying mirror is clear from edge-to-edge with no distortion. This gorgeously decorated two-sided vanity mirror will be a beautiful addition to any household. *Made with Swarovski® Elements”
Thanks for reading my very long wishlist. My address is available upon request (LOL). Let me know if any of these would be on your wishlist too. Curious minds want to know. Now I’m going to read the rest of the Makeup Wars Holiday Wishlists and probably add many more items to mine just like I did after the metallics. — Marcia
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You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
He’s making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town
Excuse me but I do think of silly things at time. When I received Too Faced’s Naughty or Nice Palette I couldn’t do anything but think of this song. And now with Christmas right around the corner, it’s all the more appropriate.
Naughty or Nice is two palettes in one – a naughty side and a nice side. Two sides of the same person since we all have a little of each inside us.
The Naughty side is pictured by a voluptuous blonde lounging on a chaise wearing sheer clothes and eating bon bons! She has three eyeshadows to create that beautiful smokey eye plus three lip colors to enhance that look. The eyeshadows are Black Sparkle, Lavender and Silver Shimmer and their descriptions fit their names. The most intense shade is Black Sparkle which is very sparkly and very holiday like. The other two shades are a great accent for Black Sparkle. Silver has some shimmer and is a great shade for your wardrobe and Lavender is a lightly shimmered lavender that looks great on its own or with either (or both) of the other shadows.
The lipglosses are called Berry Wine, Golden Mauve and Deep Pink. Since these are in a palette and not in a tube I find that they can be worn more sheerly than they look at first or you can apply more for more depth. My favorite shades in the Naughty side are Silver eyeshadow and Golden Mauve lip color.
The Nice side is the one I have gotten the most use out of. I don’t exactly live a night lifestyle.
Nice is characterized by a voluptuous brunette so even though she’s nice she’s not wimpy! I love all three of the eyeshadows in this side which they’ve named Cocoa Brown, Beige and Bronze. I wouldn’t really describe them that way. These shadows are a satiny finish, no visible shimmer and not matte. I personally love this finish. The lipgloss shades in Nice are all in the brown, natural family. The names are Bronze, Tan and Peach. These aren’t typical shades at all but they look great since they are so natural. Actually if you wanted a little more color you could layer the lipgloss shades like Bronze and Deep Pink to have a unique color that fit you perfectly.
Each side of the palette has a small mirror plus there’s a pull out brush with a sponge tip eyeshadow applicator and a lip brush. I’m happy to have the lip brush there.
This is one of Too Faced’s Vintage palettes so you won’t find it on their current website but this beautiful palette is still available at Image Beauty for $29.50.
Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town
Are you ready??? — Marcia
*pr sample from Image Beauty
Ok, so it would be difficult for me to NOT love a palette called the Love Lisa Palette ($32.50). In fact, even if I hated it, I would still love it, as my name IS Lisa! But I do genuinely love this palette. I would love it even it were called the Love Lizards Palette. although that’s not fair either – I do one heck of a lizard face. Seriously, I make this face that looks exactly like a lizard. But I digress.
This palette was inspired by Jerrod Blandino’s (creator of Too Faced) sister, Lisa Blandino. He designed this palette for her because she is fighting skin cancer, and money from the sales of this beauty go to the Melanoma Research Foundation.
This is a super pretty beauty kit that has four eyeshadows, two lip glosses, a highlighter and a blush. It’s not easy to find this kit now, it’s not for sale on the Too Faced website. But you can still get it online at Image Beauty.
This is a girly-girl palette with golden pinks and soft browns. As a girl who absolutely refused to wear anything but dresses when I was little, I think it’s just perfect.
On the far left is a double-sided lip gloss, the middle is a blush/highlighter, and the right are four eyeshadows.
The lip glosses are moisturizing and a bit sticky. The raspberry shade gives a pretty, shiny tint to your lips, and the creamy side gives just a hint of gold.
Next to the dual glosses is the highlighter/blush.
The top part is pigmented enough to work as a soft, natural peach/pink blush. The bottom is a great highlighter that really brightens up the complexion. Initially both are slightly powdery, then the texture becomes quite creamy after they are applied.
Next to the blush/highlighter is a quad of pretty, feminine eyeshadows.
Top left is a shimmery pink, top right is creamy yellowish beige. Bottom left is a dark, shimmery copper brown, and next to that is a pink/beige champagne.
This isn’t going to get you a ‘smoky eye’, but it is going to give you a beautifully soft and subtle look that is just downright pretty. While the shades are on the demure side, there is plenty of pigment to still pack a punch.
I love the name of this palette, I love that proceeds go to a great cause, and I love the girly-girl packaging and shades. Go to Image Beauty and get yourself some love with a Love Lisa Palette! – Lisa
Admittedly, I am usually a ‘more is more’ kind of gal – but in the summer I pare down and prefer products that multi-task. One of my favorite summer go-to products is Too Faced Full Bloom Cheek and Lip Creme Color ($21). It’s a beautiful pop of color on the cheeks, and a wonderful lip tint as well.
I can’t resist the adorable packaging from this line – I am so glad the products are as good as they look!
This blush/lip combo is nicely pigmented and goes on smoothly. I love the Tea Rose shade, which is a gorgeous deep mauve. Other shades available include Sweet Pea (sheer berry) and Prim and Poppy (warm coral).
In the summer, I rarely use powder blush, I prefer that natural pop of color you get with cream blushes. The Tea Rose shade is just perfect, especially when I have faux-tanned myself a few shades darker than I normally am (just pushing me over the edge into the ‘medium’ skin tone category). It’s nicely hydrating as it has Avocado and Vitamins A through F, but it goes on semi-matte and doesn’t look or feel wet on the cheeks.
It has a very light texture, this isn’t a heavy cream. The color payoff is nice, although I find it’s more sheer on the lips for some reason. It gives my very lightly pigmented lips a pretty, natural rose tint that lasts quite a while for a cream product. This is a vegan-friendly product that’s free of parabens.
Above is Tea Rose swatched in direct lighting, below is indirect lighting.
Overall, this is a great multi-tasking product and Tea Rose is a beautiful, natural shade for summer. Check this out online, and try the terrific search engine to find a store near you where you can try it in person. – Lisa
Net Weight: .16 Oz. (Metric: 4.5 g)
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Vegetable Oil/Olus/Huile végétale, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire de Candelilla, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Tribehenin, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Hydroxystearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire de Carnauba, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Rosa Gallica Flower Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Mica. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).
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