Monday, November 30, 2009

Love of the week: CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner

I think I have found a decent dupe of the Stila Kajal in Oynx (Permanent) and the MAC Kohl in Feline (Limited edition). Drum roll please.......................its the CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Black Onyx! I think I bought it for $5-6 USD.

I actually used up the entire eyeliner before writing this review, so I guess that proves that I really liked it:) It not as creamy as the Stila and MAC, and not as black either, but its the closest that I have found. In fact it's formula is just perfect for waterliner, since it does not smudge under the eye (MAC Feline gives me racoon eyes!)

Try it and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Love of the week - Stacked Bangles

I simply adore these stacked bangles in gold called "Cara Accessories Bangle Set". I saw at Nordstorm and they retail for $58. I think this is just crazy pricey. I will try to track down something similar on my trip to India.

If I have any readers from India, have you seen something similar?

Monday, November 23, 2009

NOTD: Diamond Cosmetics Oh Tiff!!

Keep or toss?

50% off sale at

If you like maidenform stuff, stock up today!! It's a great sale for one day only. It expires at 11.59 pm EST on 11/23/09. Free shipping over $75.

Neutral "5-min" Look

Items used:
  • Prime lids with Urban Decay's Primer Potion
  • Pack in Lancome Vue on lid
  • Line upper lid with Mad Minerals Black Cherry gel liner
  • Line waterline with black kohl - I used BB Black Ink
  • Curl Lashes and apply you favorite mascara - I have used Cover Girl Lash Blast
  • Define eyebrows with dark brown powder - I have used NYC Browser for Brunettes, and set them with brow wax. The NYC Browser come with both the powder and wax.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

How to organize your lip products?

I saw this product featured on a youtube video on makeup organization but they did not mention the name of the product. I searched high and low for this organizer, and finally found it at Office Depot. It's called the Eldon® Spacemaker™ X-Cube (comes in clear plastic) and retails for $12.99. The size is 6" x 6" x 6". I am buying at least two of these for my lip stuff.

I'll take a picture of it as soon as it arrives! Hope this helps someone.

How do you organize your lipsticks, glosses and lip liners?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

NOTD: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Quick Sand

If you love to paint your nails, but you have unsteady hands like me, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polishes are your friends!! The brush is flat and HUGE, it almost covers my entire nail in one swipe.

They currently have 24 shades in three finishes gloss, frost, creme. I bought two colors Mauve It and Quick Sand, both are frost.

Quick Sand was too peachy for my liking, and the frost finish had a rough feel to it. The shimmer was a touch too pronounced for work. Here are some pictures of Quick Sand. Do you like it? Should I keep it?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Zoya Haul

I got the following 9 nail polishes:

Close ups of (left to right): Kotori, Ki, Yasmeen, Lael

Here is how Yasmeen and Lael look on my nails.


Close ups of (left to right): Suvi, Penelope, Barbie, Zanna

Suvi on my toes:)

Which colors are your favorite? My other Zoya nail polish pictures are here.

NOTD: Zoya Malia

NOTD: Zoya Felicity

Thursday, November 19, 2009

NOTD: Diamond Cosmetics Dont Teal My Heart Away

Dont Teal My Heart Away

Then I added some Diamond Cosmetics Sweet As Sugar:

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Part 2 Review on Concealers

This is the part 2 of the post on my review on foundations and concealers. Part 1, review on foundations, can be found here.

In the past few months I have tested 20+ concealers (old post on my favorite concealers). As I am getting older the area under my eye is getting darker. The two most essential items in my concealer regime are:

1. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream ($45!!!)

This is a rather expensive eye cream, but instead for buying 15 cheaper creams that just did not work for me, I chose to splurge and get this. I had tried samples of this cream in the past and I adored it. So when Nieman Marcus had a one day 20% off sale I snapped this baby up. Again, this cream works for me, but it may not work for you, so please try a sample before spending your hard earned money.
2. Bobbi Brown Corrector ($22)

As I will discuss below, and in my previous post I have tried a number of concealers. Many came close to perfection, but something was always missing. Then I found the Bobbi Brown correctors and my hunt for the perfect concealer ended. I tried samples of the corrector in Peach and Dark Peach. While Dark Peach was good, it was too golden for my neutral undertones. The shade Dark Bisque is perfect for me (if you are the same skin color as me but have golden undertones, try Dark Peach).

  • Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer in Almond - $25. Love the coverage of this concealer. Try it if you have very dark circles. The texture is lighter than the MUFE concealer, but I find it much easier to blend, and Almond is a great match for me.

  • Bobbi Brown Concealer in Honey, Golden - $22. Not a bad concealer, but if I use it with the Bobbi Brown eye cream and the corrector it gets too greasy for me. I tried numerous times to blend it and set the concealer with powder but it always ends up settling in the fines lines under my eye.

  • Amazing Cosmetics in Tan - $28. The jury is still out on this one. I cant make up my mind if I like it or not. It's more of a corrector than a concealer in my opinion since this shade has strong pink undertones.You definately need to apply a yellow based concealer over it or the undereye area looks a bit off and ashy.

  • It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye in Tan - $24. This concealer also has salmon undertones like the Amazing concealer. But the color is not as pink so you can wear it as a concealer. While the coverage is kick ass, unfortunately it creases like crazy. I tried wearing it without any eye cream, a very tiny pin prick amount, setting it immediately with powder but nothing worked:( I will try it again this winter when my skin is drier, will post an update.

With this I end the rather long post on my experience with various concealers. Which concealer is your favorite?