Thursday, March 31, 2011

LA Colors 5 Color Metallic Eyeshadow Palette in Soiree, Ocean Breeze Review, Swatches Pictures


I picked up a couple of LA Colors 5 Pan Metallic Eyeshadow Palettes in the colors Soiree(pinks & purples) and Ocean Breeze(teals). I found these at Rue21 for $2.99. Also, be sure to check your dollar trees and other dollar stores for LA Color Palettes because some people often find them there. They can also be found for $3 on Cherry Culture.Com in a wide array of shade selections.

First off, I have to that the main reason I chose the soiree palette was because it had tons of shimmery glitter on top that were almost as sort of duochrome glitter. I swatched them and was very happy with the shimmer, until I realized that the glitter was overspray and the color underneath had none of the beautiful glitter in it. I was extremely disappointed since that was my entire reason for picking this palette. The colors are decently pigmented for the price, but the colors were quite similar after the glitter was gone. However, if you are a big fan of magentas and pink/purples, you may really like having slightly different variations of the shades.

Ocean breeze contains a shimmery white, two teals, one purple and a silver. The colors are again, decently pigmented for the price and I like this palette much more than the soiree palette. If you are looking for some inexpensive teals, this may be a good option for you.

Overall, I think these are okay palettes and very inexpensive. I was just really disappointed about the glitter overspray in Soiree. Also, the packaging was all scratched up and it was like that on every single palette in the store, so I thought that was a bit weird since they were new, sealed palettes from a store.



Have you tried any LA Colors Eyeshadows? What do you think of them?

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Exclusive, Huge Urban Decay Sale on Hautelook.com

 
Hey everyone, I just found out that Urban Decay Cosmetics will be having a huge sale on Hautelook tomorrow at 11am Eastern 8am Pacific standard time US.  During their last Urban Decay sale, they had eyeshadows for only $2! 

If you've never heard of hautelook, it's an exclusive website where name brand items from cosmetics to clothes, furniture and more, are sold at super discounted prices for around 48 hours. The brands and products change quickly and sale out even faster, so be sure to get there at the start of the sales. 

I will give you guys an invite link if you'd like to join and you can opt in to get emails about future sales so you won't miss anything and get access to their amazing deals!   

Here's the link  HauteLook Invite exclusive link for readers of Make Me Over. 

Let me know if you make a purchase and what amazing deals you find on the website. Be aware that the best things sell out quickly, so be sure to get on the site at the start of the sale, especially for urban decay. 

My personal advice: Items can be there and then be gone in less than a second. Make sure if you see anything you like to automatically add it to your cart asap while you decide which things you want, because as long as the items are placed into your cart, they will be available and held for you for up to 15minutes. Then you can of course decide which items you want to remove and which ones you want to keep. This will ensure you get everything you want before it sells out.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dior Electric Tropics Makeup Collection for Summer 2011

Dior Summer 2011 Collection - Electric Tropics 

 Two new quint eyeshadow palettes will be available in this line, which will be available in rosey nudes and rosey tans. 


Dior Electric Tropics Collection has two bright, summer shades of nail polishes, Aloha and Paradise, and a new summer addition of Dior Addict glosses. 

There will also be two new powders, Nude Glow Healthy Glow Summer Fluid in two shades, as well as a Nude Glow Healthy Glow Complexion Enhancer.



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Smashbox Softbox Summer 2011 Makeup Collection Pictures


 "Forget piling on eye makeup in the heat of summer. Our pro artists have handpicked all of these hues (including 7 new shades and 4 bestsellers) with soft, naturally gorgeous eyes in mind. Includes FREE step-by-step guide for creating 3 looks and a mini Photo Finish Lid Primer."


 Set Includes:
  • 9 Eye Shadows
  • 2 Cream Eye Liners
  • Double Ended Brush
  • Mini Photo Finish Lid Primer
  • Get the Look Guide
Softbox Lip Gloss Collection, $29
"Just try to resist this beautifully wearable set of glossy goodness in take-everywhere travel sizes—perfect for summer getaways. Plus, no matter what your day looks like, you’re covered with both our classic and long-wearing formulas. Includes 3 new shades and 3 bestsellers."


Includes:
  • Afterglow
  • Brown Sugar (new shade)
  • Glam (new shade)
  • Illume
 Limitless Long Wear Lip Glosses SPF 15: 
  • Infinite
  • 24/7 (new shade)

New NYX HD Mascaras for Spring 2011

New NYX High Definition Mascaras

NYX has recently release a ton of new products for their amped up High Definition line of makeup. These products are a bit prices than the normal products, but they promise to be higher quality and of course, high def.

Propel My Eyes mascara promises to propel your lashes to new heights, offering to lift lashes, intensify, condition and separate for an even distribution. The results? Super long, clump-free, gorgeous lashes. $13

New
NYX Fly With Me mascara promises to intensify lashes 100x. With this boldy black formula , make your lashes infinitely long for an extreme coverage and thickness. The sky is the limit. This brush has a unique shape with the end being very thick, round and full, so it will be easier to define the outer edges of your lashes. $13

NYX Grow Lash Mascara has several claims. The company says the mascara is dual purposes. Get the look of long and full lashes while conditioning your lash to grow thicker, fuller and more beautiful. Their Pro-Grow products are advanced, non-irritating natural formulations that promote the growth and healthy appearance of the eyelashes and eyebrows creating a fuller, thicker more beautiful look.

Results =
• Long and full lash mascara with “Grow Lash Serum” helps lashes grow stronger while instantly adding visible volume and length to create a thicker, fuller, more beautiful look
• Peptide, copper and arginine work at the lash root to strengthen thin, brittle lashes while biotin and panthenol condition, nourish and protect overall
• Non-irritating formula is smudge- proof and semi- waterproof, will last all day


Have you or are you going to try any of the NYX mascaras? I'm a bit sad they cost more than the usual NYX products, but hopefully they will make up for the price in quality. What do you think of NYX products in general? They are personally one of my favorite brands. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

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Dior Be Iconic Addicting Lipstick- Doll Style, Glam Icon Style and Rock Icon Style Promo Pictures



Dior says,
“This trend-setting collection offers a variety of options for the woman who is not afraid to experiment. The ultra-hydrating formula creates a veil of luminous shine and vibrant color in a single sweep. The key ingredient, Mirror Jelly, brings shine, volume and hydration to the lips. This unique ingredient is made up of two components: polymers that provide a long-lasting, second-skin effect with exceptional hydrating and softening properties and silicone oil, which creates a light, smooth texture. In addition, a significantly lower level of wax, 25% less than a standard lipstick, creates a light-reflecting, voluminous effect.”

Doll Style.
Subtly ethereal. Divine sensual. Pearls mixed with leather and soft metal. Nude tones and shades of pink look amazing with a hint of light on the lips.

Shades:
  • #249 Diorissime(sheer soft coral), 
  • #253 Basic (pink nude), 
  • #260 Rose Deshabille(sheer shimmering pink), 
  • #322 Beige Perfection(nude), 
  • #333 Nude(nude beige), 
  • #343 Miss Dior(nude pink), 
  • #465 Singuliere(sheer bubblegum pink), 
  • #525 Vintage(brown), 
  • #535 Tailleur Bar(nude), 
  • #554 It Pink(sheer strawberry pink), 
  • #561 Baby Rose (baby pink), 
  • #564 Model(sheer warm pink), 
  • #583 Backstage(sheer plum), 
  • #612 Spotlight(sheer plum brown) .
Rock  Icon Style
Skyscraper heels, oversized sunglasses and sexy jewelery in all shades of black, set alight but a cool, clever and tinted kiss.

Shades 
 #353 Blush(light pink)
#445 Createur(rosewood)
#530 Bobo(pinkish coral),
#578 DiorKiss(sensual simple pink)
#579 Must-Have(subtle reddish pink)
#621 Granville(rosewood with mauve)
#623 Beige Mondaine(beige)
#624 Feline, #626 Androgyne(beige)
#681 Icone, #750 Rock’n Roll(delectable red)
#762 Paris(hot pink shimmer)
#763 Reflet (glimmering pink)
#773 Rouge Podium(bold red)
#778 Show

Glam Icon Style
Leather, Lace and Fur Brim with  joy in the world of glamour. The strong colour on the lips, either plum, brown or red is  centerpiece of the look.

Shades
#680 Millie(sheer mauve)
#712 Beige Dandy(cutting-edge brown)
#745 NewLook (warm red shimmer)
#753 Fashion(sensual red)
#783 Londres(plum pink)
#797 Stiletto(deep red)
#821 Smoky(brown burgundy)
#864 Couture (sheer hot pink)
#865 Collection(fuchsia)
#872 Arty(nouvelle vogue plum)
#881 Fashion Week(plum)
#963 Red Carpet(deep red)
#972 Rose Shocking(sparkling fuchsia)
#983 Insoumise(shimmering plum)
#991 Perfecto (plum)



Guerlain Terra Inca Makeup Collection for Summer 2011

Guerlain Terra Inca Makeup Collection for Summer 2011
 The summer 2011 makeup collection from Guerlain, Terra Inca, has several gorgeous, summer shades including bright lip glosses, long lasting cream eye shadows, bronzing powders and an eyeshadow palette with taupes and blues.The collection also has luxurious packaging and patterns. Olivier Echaudemaison says this collection is inspired by the Incas and their many earthy and blue tones patterns, pottery and jewelry.


Collection includes:
  • Terra Inca Sublime Radiant Powder
  • Terre Indigo Four Shade Eye Shadows
  • Terracotta Gloss  07 Salsa (bright pink), 08 Mambo (orange/coral), 09 Tango (red).
  • Ombre Fusion Cream Eyeshadows in 01 Bahia (pink), 02 Havana(bronze) and 03 Maya (cooper)
  • Terracotta Khol Kajal



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    Tuesday, March 29, 2011

    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil Summer 2011 Makeup Collection

    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil Summer 2011 Makeup Collection

    Bronze Goddess Island Oasis Eyeshadow Palette
    These shades of paradise highlight, define and dramatize your eyes with the shimmering metallics and sunlit satin shadows of summer. Luxurious compact contains six complementary shades to wear alone or together—the possibilities are endless.

    Sea Star Bronzing Blush
    A blush of endless summer in a shimmering sun-kissed color to enhance your tan. Sweep on cheeks—wear alone or over bronzer. For a more dramatic glow, apply to apple of cheeks and temples and down center of face.

    ShadowStick Duo
    Two tempting eye shades for the ultimate goddess effect. Intense, stay-true color is long-wearing with a high-shimmer metallic finish. Smooth formula glides on easily, feels comfortable.
    • Gold Bronze
    • Pink Teal
    Pure Color Gloss
    • Blazing Coral
    • Plum Divine
    • Sunburst

    Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Cream Eye Shadows Pictures & Info



    Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Cream Eye Shadows

    The Company says:
    “A new approach to eye shadow, that combines superior color with long lasting wear, capturing the eye with a new dimensional intensity. A breakthrough super shine, high voltage color film that glides on and vibrates around the clock. Eyes to Kill Intense presents an entirely different approach to eye colour on the border of definition, treated like the forces of nature that sublimate the eye. Magical multi-chrome pearlized color interpretations morphing into varying highlights that should be seen to be believed.

    Easy to use: apply wet or dry, with fingers or a brush, Eyes to Kill Intense blends and layers endlessly to increase the depth and intensity of the eye.
    When stroked on wet you can achieve a more dramatic, thicker layering without build. Application over a base renders an even more velvety texture.”


    The shades are:
    2 Lust Red, 4 Pulp Fiction, 5 Gold Blitz, 6 Khaki Pulse, 7 Sweet Fire, 8 Champagne, 9 Rock Sand, 10 Airy Jade, 11 White Punch, 12 Moonlight, 1 Blast of Blue, 3 Purpura.

    New Rimmel Long Lasting Finish Lipstick Collection Pictures

    Rimmel will be releasing a new collection of lipsticks called Lasting Finish Lipstick.  

    The company says, “Lasting Finish Lipstick now delivers up to 8 hours staying power. The improved formula incorporating Colour Protect technology gives up to 25% more colour impact. Enriched with 50% longer-wearing colour-boost pigments so you will turn heads wherever you go. Intensity, smoothness, shines and up to 8 hours wear – Lasting Finish Lipstick truly has it all!”



    I'm super excited for these to be released. Rimmel makes great lipsticks at a great price. What do you think of the new formula and pictures of these lipsticks?  Leave a comment below and let us know. :)

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    OPI Touring Across America Summer/Fall 2011 Pictures

    OPI Touring Across America Summer/Fall 2011

    Here is a preview of OPI Fall 2011 collection, Touring America, which includes reds, corals and pinks. This collection will be release at the beginning of August.
    • I Eat Mainly Lobster, a spectacular coral shade
    • My Address Is “Hollywood”, an alluring rose pink shade
    • Are We There Yet?, a beautiful melon hue
    • Color To Dine For, a cute rosy red hue
    • Honk If You Love OPI, a sophisticated dark raisin hue
    • French Quarter For Your Thoughts, a beautiful gray shade
    • Suzi Takes The Wheel gray
    • Road House Blues In this case…R&B stands for “Really Blue.
    • Uh-oh Roll Down the Window You’re gonna wanna pull over for this “unexpected” olive green.
    • A-taupe the Space Needle You’ll climb to new heights with this creamy-rich taupe.
    • Get in the Expresso Lane An amped-up dark brown that’ll never letcha down!
    • I Brake for Manicures This gorgeous eggplant-plum has our full attention.

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    Too Faced Bronzed Have More Fun Summer 2011 Makeup CollectionToo Faced Bronzed Have More Fun Summer 2011 Makeup Collection Pictures & Info

    Too Faced Bronzed Have More Fun Summer 2011 Collection Pictures & Info


    Collection includes:
    THE BRONZED AND THE BEAUTIFUL $38
    This bronzing collection teaches bronzing tips and tricks used on models backstage to ensure you stay bronzed and beautiful. Set includes 3 best-selling bronzing formulas, an exclusive complexion-enhancing golden powder and deluxe Primed & Poreless Tint.
    Color: Sun Bunny (classic bronze), Chocolate Soleil (matte bronze), Powdered Sun (gold), Snow Bunny (mocha/pink), Primed & Poreless (bronzed tint)


    POOLSIDE PRIMPING MAKEUP COLLECTION $ 42
    Always be ready for impromptu poolside primping with our summer collection of best-sellers and must-haves! Dive into their sun-lovers set filled with products essential for basking in the look of summer sexiness!
    Color: Glamour Gloss in Peek-a-Boo

    PRIMED AND PORELESS BRONZED TINT, $ 30
    Introducing a bronze tint version of the best-selling face primer, Primed & Poreless. Formulated to prime and enhance all skin tones, the innovative new product imparts a warm glow while providing optimum sun protection. The silky formula banishes complexion imperfections as it leaves skin virtually poreless.
    Color: Bronze Tint

     FULL BLOOM CHEEK AND LIP COLOR, $ 21
    The pigment-rich creamy blush blends effortless onto cheeks and lips flushing them with luminous color.
    • SWEET PEA, Sheer berry
    • PRIM & POPPY, Warm coral
    • TEA ROSE, Dusty rose
    FULL BLOOM ULTRA FLUSH BLUSH, $ 19
    The blooming blush brightens your complexion with a burst of sheer and luminous color.
    • SWEET PINK, Perfect pink
    • WHO'S YOUR POPPY, Warm peach
    • COCOA ROSE, Soft pink brown
    RETRACTABLE BRONZE-BUKI BRUSH, $ 34
    Bronze-buki was specifically engineered to apply bronzer in an airbrushed, layered fashion. The longer crimped bristles pick-up the ideal amount of bronzer, while the shorter bristles buff in color for an even glow. The dense brush base allows you to expertly blend for a guaranteed natural finish.



    GLAMOUR GLOSS, $ 19
    A super shine lip gloss collection with a natural plumping and cooling action. Twelve richly pigmented shades offer a chic range of choices New shades:
    • CHIHUAHUA BITE, Sheer strawberry
    • THIS IS PRETTY!, Neutral rose

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      Mac Surf Baby Collection PowePoint Eye Pencils, Bronzer, Lipglass, Lip Tints, Nail Polish Pictures (Part 2)


      PowerPoint Eye Pencil
      • Gilded White
      • Blue Moon
      Bronzer Stick
      • Gilty Bronze
      • Blushette
      Lipglass
      • Girl on Board
      • Good Loving
      • Strange Potion (Re-promote Venomous Villains)
      • Krazy Kahuna

      Lip Tints
      • Bronzer Stick
      • Gilty Bronze
      • Billionaire Bronze
      • Tant-Tint
      Pressed Powder
      • Lush-Light Bronze
      • Gold Go Lightly

      Nail Polish
      • Hangin Loose
      • Ocean Dip
       
      Click here to see part 1 of the Surf Baby Collection, Blush, Lipstick, Eyeshadow, Crushed Pigments

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        MAC Surf Baby Collection Blush, Lipstick, Eyeshadow, Crushed Pigments Pictures (Part 1)

        Mac Surf Baby Collection Summer 2011 Pictures & Info


        MAC Surf Baby Collection will be released in early June 2011. Here is some preliminary information and pictures for the new MAC Summer Collection, Surf Baby.


        MAC SURF BABY COLLECTION


        Blush
        • Beach Girls
        • My Paradise      
        • Stick Blush                           

        Mascara [not in special packaging]
        • Splashproof Lash Mascara
        Lipstick
        • Naturally Eccentric (Re-promote)
        • Mocha (Re-promote)
        • Hibiscus
        • Bust Out!
        Eye shadow
        • Saffron
        • Swell Baby
        • Short Shorts
        • Surf USA
        • Sun Blonde
         Crushed Metallic Pigments
        • Summer Stash
        • Surf the Ocean
        **Click Here to See Part 2 of the Surf Baby Collection, PowerPoint Eye Pencils, Bronzer, Lipglass, Lip Tints, Nail Polish

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          Nars Summer 2011 Collection Pictures & Info

          NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Trio


          Here's a preview of the new 2011 Summer Collection from NARS, which includes a blue/green eyeshadow trio, hot pink & coral lipsticks, new eye pencils, nail polishes, a shimmery pink blush and more.  


          This collection includes:

          Face
          • Blush - New Order (shimmery pink)
          Lips
          • Pure Matte Lipstick - Carthage
          • Lipstick - Mayflower
          • Lip Gloss - Wonder
          • Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - Bolero
          Eyes
          • Eye Shadow - Cap Ferrat
          • Trio Eye Shadow - Dogon (beige & navy).
          • Trio Eye Shadows - Exotic Dance.
          • Soft Touch Eye Shadow Pencil - deep chartreuse glitter
          Nail Polishes
          • Ecume - matte white
          • Kismet - shimmering sunflower 

          A limited edition set inspired by Motu Tane, Francois Nars' island in French Polynesia, will be available. It features a Laguna bronzer and two new products, Laguna Body Bronzer and Laguna Multiple, will also be available exclusively with this collection. The new transfer resistant, Tiar Flower scented body bronzer will give a light and subtle glow to the face and body.

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          Monday, March 28, 2011

          ELF Shimmer Lip Gloss Collection Set Pictures, Review

          ELF Essentials Shimmer Lip Gloss Collection

          ELF says, "Shimmer and shine with this dazzling assortment of Shimmer Glosses. Mix and match colors to create your own custom blended shade or pick your favorite individual color to reflect your personal style. The satin smooth formula glides on easily to instantly hydrate lips for a beautiful long-lasting shine."

          Collection includes the following shimmer gloss colors:
          • Victoria
          • Miami
          • Pink
          • Houston
          • New York City


          First off, I'm sure you're all wondering, 'Are these the minty glosses from the studio collection?' No, these aren't the studio mint glosses. These are the same formula as the ELF Super Glossy Lip Shines in the squeeze tube, but they have added extra sparkle and a new scent. I actually really love the scent of these. It's a really yummy, berry fruit kind of smell.

          The quality of these are okay. They aren't overly sticky, but they do have a weird texture, the same texture as the super glossy gloss from the $1 line. These are really sheer. I really had no reason to show you swatches, because they all show up clear on your hand with just a bit of sparkle. But if you layer on three or four layers, you will get a color similar to the color you see in the tube. However, if you put that many layers of gloss on it can be a bit messy.

           
          The packaging is really cute. The box is a creamy white with flower designs on the edges and a hot pink background. The gloss has a sleek container similar to studio line products, but with dollar products inside. I can't help but wonder, though, were they trying to trick people into thinking these were the studio minty glosses? Not only is the packaging and color the same, but they even used city names similar to the studio glosses. I think the sleek packing is nice and all, but not if the reason for it was to make customers think they were getting something they weren't.

          The price is, as always, an amazing deal. Five glosses for $4.99, you really can't beat that. Even if these are rather sheer, they can put over lipsticks to make them shimmer and shine, and like I said, I love the smell, so you can use them to cover the scent of an unpleasantly smelling lipstick.

          Also, I found this kit at Target along with several other ELF Kits in cute spring/summer packaging. They even have some of the mineral collection available, which is my favorite line from ELF. I bought a few of the duo collections to show you guys and have those ready and swatched. They will be posted soon.

          Overall, I think these glosses are good for the price. If you are looking for a sheer, shimmery gloss that smells fruity/sweet and is really inexpensive, this may be the gloss for you. If you are wanting a more opaque gloss and don't like berry/fruity smells, you will want to pass on these.

          If you want to check out more of my elf lip product reviews and swatches...
          *Click Here for Matte Lipstick Swatches
          *Click Here for Elf $1 line Lipstick Swatches
          *Click here for ELF Mineral Lipstick Swatches


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          Forever21 Eyelashes Pictures, Review and a cute Panda Necklace

          Forever21 Panda Necklace
          Forever21 recently had a day, shortly after the Japan Disaster, where they donated 100% of your order total to Red Cross Japan. I decided this would be the perfect time to order and make a donation.  






          Forever21 has been uping their game in the beauty department and have added several different styles of false lashes and makeup. I picked out a couple pairs to try and see if they are good quality and look the same as they do on the website. The pairs I chose are Modgirl and Rockstar. 


          Modgirl false eyelashes are very long and each 'lash' splits out into two lashes at the band. These look really neat and not like any other lashes I have. They have a super glamorous, girly look to them. 


          The Rockstar fake lashes kind of remind me of the NYX 111 lashes, but with color. They have strands of plum and navy mixed in with the black. However, these colors don't look completely strange, the colors are subdued enough to look fun, but not crazy. It's kind of similar to colored mascara, you can't tell until you get really close that they are purple and blue. I really love these and probably would have ordered more if I would have known they were this cute. 

          There are several other different styles on the Forever21 website to choose, from date lashes, voluminous lashes, crisscross lashes, and more. The best thing I've found is that their falsies are really unique. Each pair costs only $2.80, and these can be reused. If you want some lashes that look different from most drugstore lashes, but still at the bargain drugstore prices, you should check these out.

          I purchased a few other things, but what I really wanted to show everyone is this cute panda necklace. I've been wanting a panda necklace for awhile, but most of them were short necklaces of a tiny outlined panda. This is a panda face encrusted with faux diamond and on a 22inch chain and is only $5. Here's a look of the Forever21 panda necklace 


          Isn't that just the cutest thing? It should still be available on the website and in stores because I just now received this. If not, they have a ton of other cute necklaces to choose from.   

          What do you think of forever21 eyelashes, have you tried them out? Are you a fan of their jewelry? Leave a comment below and let us know. 

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          Forever21 Eyelash Review and Pictures & Cute Panda Necklace

          Saturday, March 26, 2011

          $7 Dupe for Too Faced Natural Eye Palette? Rue 21 Natural Eye Palette Swatches, Pictures, Review



          Too Faced Natural Eye Kit Dupe - Rue21 Natural Eye Kit Swatches, Pictures, Review and Comparison



          If you are fan of the Too Faced eyeshadow kits or you've always wanted to try one, you have to see this. Rue21 has made a knockoff version of the Too Faced Natural Eye Kit. How much is this knockoff version? $6.99, for real. With the Too Faced palette ringing in at $35, the Rue21 palette seems to be the better choice considering it looks virtually the same. But, is there a big difference in quality? All of the pictures swatches have Too Faced shadows on the top and Rue21 on the bottom.

          The first row in each palette looks almost identical in the pan, but when swatched, the last shade in this row is pretty different. The too faced shade, Sexspresso, is darker and more pigmented than the Rue21 shade, Boardwalk. The other two shades are pretty similar. The texture of the Too Faced shadows in this row are super smooth and the Rue21 shadows are pretty smooth as well.

          In the second row, the first and last shades look different in the pans. The first shade is actually really similar, but the Too Faced shade, Silk Teddy, is much more shiney. The last shade is really different because the Too Faced version is a bit more warm and contains golden specks of glitter. The Rue21 shade for this color just has a shimmery finish and no golden specks can be seen. Texture wise, the first Rue21 shade, Rising Tides, is a bit crumbly, whereas the Too Faced shadow is not.


          The first and last shades in third row look really different in the pans. The first Too Faced shade, Nude Beach, has chunky specks of glitter in it, whereas the Rue21 shade has no glitter. The Rue21 shade, Sand Dune, is another crumbly shade, so you have to dust it off to avoid fallout. The second shades are pretty similar, with Rue21 being a bit more orange. The last shades are really different. The Too Faced shade, Cocoa Puff, isn't as warm as it's Rue21 counterpart and it also has specks of glitter that the Rue21 color, Chocolate Ice Cream, does not.

          Each kit comes with a brush. The Too Faced Brush is black and pink, has a foamy sponge tip on one side, and a soft, stiff angled brush on the other side. The angled brush could be quite usable for eyeliner or filling in eyebrows, but I've honestly never used it. The Rue21 palette has two applicators, but these are really not usable at all. The sponge-tip has a rough plastic-like feel, rather than a soft sponge, and the brush end doesn't have bristles, it's again, plastic and scratchy. But most people are probably going to use an eyeshadow brush to apply anyway, right?

          The Rue21 palette has pretty decent pigmentation for the price. The pigmentation for the Too Faced is a bit better. The texture for the shadows in the Rue21 kit varies from shade to shade, but most of them are decent. The one main downfall I find with the Rue21 eyeshadow is that it has a very strong makeup type of smell. The Too Faced palette has no smell at all. Also, the Too Faced palette offers directional cards with diagrams on how to achieve three different looks, while the Rue21 Natural Eye Palette has just a very simple sentence imprinted on-top of the box for one look.
          Now, overall would I recommend this palette? Yes, I think it's a good palette for the price and a nice alternative for those who don't want to spend $35 on the Too Faced palette. I think it could be a nice alternative to the Urban Decay Naked palette as well.

          Again, it's not an exact dupe for either palette, but there are some huge similarities and an even bigger price difference. Despite the huge price difference, there isn't a huge difference in quality. The Too Faced palette is better quality, but the Rue21 palette is pretty decent, especially for the low price range that it's in. If you were hoping this would be an exact dupe, you are out of luck, but the colors are really very similar and I think most people would like them. So if you want to save a few bucks, check out the Rue21 Natural Eye Kit, for only seven dollars, I don't think you're going to be disappointed.

          What do you think of these palettes? Have you tried either of them? Do you think you'll pick up the Rue21 Palette? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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