Monday, July 29, 2013

Intelligence is Beauty...!

While I love playing w/ beauty products and being artistic, I also find intelligence sexy...ladies, let your smart flag FLY :P!

Happy National Lipstick Day!!!


Ms. Glamtastic 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick Review

Hello glamnistas! Today, I am going to review Milani Naturally Chic lipstick!

It comes in a gold tube and tastes a bit like bubblegum...yum! Also, this lipstick is so natural looking, perfect for work and interviewing. The color is a reddish, mauve color, like the color of naturally red lips but better! It feels a little silky and moisturizing yet also doesn't seem to feather, fortunately. 

I *ADORE* bright lipstick, but sometimes, you just gotta go more natural and subtle to reflect the appropriate style that you're going for and venue. Milani lipsticks are excellent, comparable to MAC in quality, have yummy tastes, good quality, and are definitely decently lasting on your lips.
Last but not least, they are cruelty-free! Horray!! You can find them at CVS, some Walmarts, and occasionally Walgreens.

Until next time,
Ms. Glamtastic

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Confession Time!

I am reading a new book!

Yep, ladies, this is going to help me towards my financial future. Unfortunately, although I know the theoretical knowledge of saving and spending, I've had a challenge in the past keeping track of everything. 

Enter the FABULOUS Ms. Catey Hill w/ Shoo, Jimmy Choo!. This is packed with knowledge BUT presented in an easy, accessible way for all the Glamnistas in the world. Still reading it but so far, entertaining AND informative. Thank you!
Until next time,
Ms. Glamtastic

Monday, June 3, 2013

Walmart Haul

Hello glamnistas!! Yesterday, I went to CVS and Walmart with my mom. Gotta have some perks, living with the parents in Kansas before I trek back to Oregon!


This is what I got!

As you can see, I got the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer. My first look at this is just as *AMAZING* as everyone has been saying! When I put this primer on my face, it is so silky and soft unlike Smashbox's primer. I like this much better because I feel it gives me a little bit of dewyness AND gives me a flawless finish when paired with my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in Beige Rose.
Almost brought years to my eyes... *sniff sniff*!

I think I look pretty darn happy here ;)

Next off, we've got Rimmel's Scandaleyes Waterproof eyeliner in nude...OMG. Wow! I have tried white eyeliner on my water line and never like the results...BUT with this nude liner, I look more awake (thank god), and my eye looks brighter. What a beautiful liner! I am always finding ways to look more rested (since I sometimes am sleep challenged), and this seriously helped!

Next, we've got the Ecotools Six Piece Everyday Brush Collection. First off, I adore Ecotools. I tend to try to stick with cruelty-free products, when I can. Plus, their line of brushes is *SO* soft. This helps my skin to not get red and rashy from a dry brush. I bought this collection scarier I have been trying to contour more and better lately. However, my little MAC brush irritates my skin, and I find I much too small for good contouring (my friend gave me this). With the new contouring brush from this set, I get natural contouring results and am able to blend very well.

Until next time,

Ms. Glamtastic 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

FOTD: Wet 'n Wild Fergie Desert Festival

For my FIRST ever post, I am going to show you a new look I created, using primarily the Wet 'n Wild Fergie Desert Festival  eyeshadow palette. Here's a photo of what the palette looks like:


(I think you can see why I chose this palette from all of the others! 
Beautiful, warm colors.)

The tones of the colors are well pigmented for the most part but challenging to work with. However, I like a challenge and like to see if I can work with whatever product I have! The most pigmented colors are the orange, yellow-gold, and brown shades, with the nude shimmery shade at the top left being the worst of the bunch. I was very, very disappointed in this shade! I love to put a lighter color on the inner corner of my eyes and above the brow bone to complete my look. This shade was WAY to light for my liking. 

If you would like to take a look at additional swatches of this palette and Fergie's other palettes in this collection, I'd recommend checking out Nouveau Cheap's review.

Now... here is one look I created using this palette!
(Other products used are listed below)

Eyes: Urban Decay Original Primer Potion, Wet 'n Wild Fergie's Desert Festival eyeshadow palette, MAC Zoom Lash, Milani Liquid Eye Liquid-Like eyeliner in Aqua

Lips: Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 01

Face: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Compact in Beige Rose, Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer

For my face, I started off my using the concealer underneath my eyes and applying the foundation using Ecotools' Bamboo Finishing Kabuki brush, which applies this foundation lightly and evenly to my whole face.

Then, I used my eye primer over both eyes. I took the yellow-gold shade in the Wet 'n Wild palette to the inner corners of my eye. After, I took the orange shade over the rest of my eyelid. After this, I used my finger to create somewhat of a v-shape with the dark chocolate shade on the bottom right of the palette. I then blended well using my fingers. I know, I know, you're all SHOCKED that I'm using my fingers, but sometimes, I just get lazy, and I enjoy using my fingers to put on makeup :)! Especially since this palette can be a challenge to work with and requires some nudging to work well. I only tend to use eyeshadow brushes to thoroughly blend at the end. Next, I applied the eyeliner on the bottom, inner rim of my eye. I have found Milani Liquid Eye Liquid eyeliner to be FABULOUS! Stays very well on my bottom, inner lashline. I also applied this from about half of my lid to the corner of my eyelid.

After this, I applied the lipstick straight from the tube.

Hope you enjoyed my first FOTD! <3

Until next time,