I’m Back! (With a Naked 2 Fall Look)

Hello there all my Fierce Faced readers! I’ve been a little MIA lately with the holiday season starting up and travels. I apologize. But I’m back and excited to show some new looks and new favorite goodies!

Fall Naked 2

Fall Naked 2

I thought I’d come back with a look featuring one of the MOST popular palettes, like, EVER! The Naked 2. And yes ladies, I’m going to probably get the Naked 3. I’m a total sucker for a good pinky nude look and that palette can provide them in spades. Dang it Urban Decay and your knack for making amazing palettes!!! But I digress. The weather here in DFW had totally been on drugs so it’s been really hard to stay with the darker, fall looks when it’s 80 freaking degrees outside!! But I try. And here’s one that I came up with:
Fall Naked 2 Eyes

Fall Naked 2 Eyes

Urban Decay Naked 2 Shadows:
Half Baked
Cover Girl Ink It Black liner
Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

Cover Girl Whipped Creme Foundation
MAC Select Cover Up
Physician’s Formula Translucent Correcting Powder
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Benefit Rockateur Blush
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light

Milani Lipstick in Sangria

If you guys haven’t tried these Milani Lipsticks, you should. Like now. They are crazy full color, great staying power, the line has an awesome shade range and they smell like Watermelon Jolly Ranchers.

Ipsy Glam Bag: November

November Glam Bag

November Glam Bag

It’s that Ipsy time of the month again. I’m on the fence on whether or not I’m happy with this month’s bag. On one hand, the bag itself is great and I’m not mad at any of the products but it seems like I’ve gotten a few of these things before. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Starlooks Gem Pencil in Topaz – In my 7 months with Ipsy, this has been my 3rd Starlooks Pencil. I mean, there are worse pencils, but there are certainly better. This one in Topaz is a SUPER glittery silver. In a lot of glitter eye pencils, the glitter gets clumpy and the pencil is hard to apply but this one applys pretty smooth. So that’s good, but I’m just not sure how often I’ll wear a super glittery pencil like this. It could be a fun accent on the bottom lash line or good as a super sparkly base for a Holiday look.

BH Cosmetics Baked Galaxy Chic Eyeshadow in Aphrodite – Again, this is the 2nd time I’ve gotten a BH shadow sample in my bag…but this one, I’m not complaining about. I’m a big fan of BH Cosmetics and had been eyeballing the Galaxy Chic Baked Shadow Palette for a while but I’m just not generally a fan of baked shadows. This one, is gorgeous. It’s a beautiful shimmery rusty color that is perfect for the season and the color payoff is fab. Ok BH, I’ll buy your palette!

Nailtini Nail Polish in Champagne – My second Nailtini polish in 7 months. (Are we seeing a pattern here?) The color is a beautiful rose gold. I’ll wear it and if the formula is like the last Nailtini polish I got, I’ll like it.

Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched – I have very fair skin, and this hardly shows up on ME so for them to call it a bronzer is a bit of a stretch. It has a nice satin finish, so I apply it heavily, could probably use it as a nice natural blush. If i just dust it all over my face, it could probably be good to just warm up my complexion. The moral of this is, it will work for me, because I’m so fair, but on people with darker skin tones, this will probably be a bust product.

Be A Bombshell Lip Crayon in Hot Damn – I love this. That’s it. I love the color, (a pretty pinky red). I love the formula. I love the name. I love the lip crayon form. Love and Win!

Em Cosmetics Lipstick in Don’t Tell Mom – Em is the new cosmetic line from Michelle Phan who is a popular YouTube Beauty Guru. I’ve heard mixed reviews of her line on the internets so I was happy to get something to try out for myself. The color I got is a BRIGHT hot pink and something that I have a lot of already in my collection. There is no lack of color payoff with this bad boy. You put it on your lips and BAM! It feels good on the lips and the wear is average but I’m not going: WOW! I’m going to go pay $16.50 for another one of these lipsticks. Yeah, a bit pricey. But in my $10 Ipsy bag, I’ll take it!

(Top to Bottom) Be a Bombshell, Em Lipstick, Starlooks Pencil, BH Shadow

(Top to Bottom) Be a Bombshell, Em Lipstick, Starlooks Pencil, BH Shadow

So overall, not a bad $10 investment for, if nothing else, a super cute bag and a LOVE lip crayon.

Get your own bag:http://www.ipsy.com/r/2pbq

Gift Guide: Sephora Give Me Some Lip

Give Me Some Lip

Give Me Some Lip

Today is the last day for the Sephora VIB Event and I’ve got another great gift idea for ya’ll. It happens to be another lip kit. Lip collections are a pretty safe makeup gift, in my opinion. I feel like everyone loves a good lip gloss. The Sephora Give Me Some Lip Kit a fantastic score at $25 (a $90 value) that includes 6 high end lip products in a variety of finishes and pretty neutral colors. There is nothing in here that is too loud that it wouldn’t be appropriate for everyday wear. The kit includes:
– 0.10 oz Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bare Pink
– 0.07 oz Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly
– 0.14 oz NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight
– 0.08 oz Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment
– 0.05 oz Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb
– 0.10 oz Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster in Glitzy

The Tarte product is actually a full size.

Here are swatches of the products as they come in the kit from left to right:

Fresh, Laura Mercier, Buxom, Nars, Bite, Tarte

Fresh, Laura Mercier, Buxom, Nars, Bite, Tarte

All of these products are high quality and the packaging itself makes the presentation fab as well. I mean, who doesn’t love rose gold?! It makes a perfect gift for a friend or a co-worker that you actually like! Get it!

Final Verdict: Give me THAT lip kit!!!

Good luck with all your holiday shopping!!!!

Gift Guide: UD Shattered Face Case

First off: I’m very sorry for not getting this up yesterday as promised, I’m here in Missouri visiting my Sister and we were out all day visiting and what not. My apologies

Next: I swear that this item is available at Sephora but I can’t find a link to it on their website. I did find it on Beauty.com who is having a 20% off sale until Midnight Pacific time! Get it fast!
Face Case
The Shattered Face case is a limited edition ‘box’ from Urban Decay that features 5 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, a highlight, an about 1/2 size 24/7 liner in Zero and a full size Super Saturated Lip Color in Lovechild. There is another Face Case called Anarchy that contains the same amount of products but more neutrals and a deeper, red lip color. But back to the item at hand. The eyeshadows are really beautiful, I think. From left to right, a sparkly gunmetal, purple with pinky-purple glitter, a satin taupe, a satin peach, and a matte yellow neutral (similar to Foxy). All the shadows perform at the quality you would expect from Urban Decay. The peach and bright pink blush have great pigmentation as well and the highlight, I think would make a great eyeshadow on its own. Of course, I’m always a fan of the 24/7 pencils and the Super Saturated lip colors last like a dream.

Top Row: Shadows (L-R) Bottom Row: Lip Color, Blushes, Highlight

Top Row: Shadows (L-R)
Bottom Row: Lip Color, Blushes, Highlight

For $44, you get a decent amount of product in a cute, economically sized box. This would be an AWESOME gift for someone who travels a lot. I think you could get a multitude of natural and glam looks from the shadows and even more if you throw in the ‘highlight’ color as an eyeshadow.

Final Verdict: Don’t Haste on the Case!

Gift Guide: Bite Beauty – The Lip Kit

Starting today and going through Monday is the Sephora VIB Friends and Family Event. Beauty Insider VIB and VIB Rouge Members were sent two 20% off coupons: one for you and one for another beauty lover in your life. The holidays are just around the corner and I’m afraid that gifting season is quickly approaching. As a Rouge member and lover of all things Sephora I thought I would bring you a trio of items that I think would make excellent gifts for that special beauty lover. (If you keep them for yourself, I promise not to tell anyone!)

Bite Beauty: The Lip Kit

Bite Beauty: The Lip Kit

First, we have the Lip Kit by Bite Beauty. Bite is lipstick brand that has quickly skyrocketed itself to one of my favorites. Their lip products are made of all food grade ingredients since ‘you eat what you put on your lips.’ Makes sense to me! I can’t imagine how many pounds of lipstick I’ve consumed! But I digress. The kit contains 4 double ended mini tubes of lipstick in brand’s signature matte grey packaging. The kit costs $38 for the 8 minis when a regular full size tube will run you $28. I mean, when was the last time you completely went through an entire lipstick anyway?!

Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipsticks

The Colors (From Left to Right):
Pepper – Dusty rose
Apricot – Warm red
Retsina – Natural pink
Mulberry – Wine
Pomegranate – Cherry red
Musk – Pink brown
Rose – Peachy pink
Palomino – Vibrant magenta

All of these colors are in their permanent line, so if you fall in love with a particular color, you can buy the full size. I have a full size Retsina and the wear and feel of this on your lips is fantastic: smooth and longwearing. They are packed full of good for you ingredients that you can feel good about putting on your mouth. I have a big problem with things drying out my lips but these lipsticks don’t tend to cause me any drying or flaking. I think $38 is a great price for you or a friend to try out 8 high quality lipsticks or explore a new brand!

Final Verdict: BITE into this deal! It’s a tasty one!

Check back in on Saturday and Monday for two more gift picks from the Sephora VIB event!

Happy Halloween!



Maleficent wants to wish all of you in blog land a Happy Halloween!!! Or as I like to call it: Holla-Ween! Dress up, be fierce and eat a lot of candy!

Products used to create the look:
Graftobian Cream Makeup
BH Cosmetics Take Me to Brazil Palette
Shany Gel Eyeliners
Wet N’ Wild Megalast Lipstick

The Lost Summer Look

The Lost Summer Look

The Lost Summer Look

Because it has been unseasonably warm here in Texas, much to my dismay, I thought I would share with you a look that I wore back during the summer but never shared with y’all. It’s using one of the limited edition Wet n’ Wild Pop Art Trios so unfortunately it’s not available anymore. The colors are not all that uncommon or special so you should be able to duplicate it with other shadows if you want to. A matte peach, matte warm brown and matte sky blue and Ta Da!
Pop Art Eyes

Pop Art Eyes

Here’s what I’m wearing:
Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer
Garnier BB Cream
Laura Geller Balance n’ Brighten
Physician’s Formula Translucent Correcting Powder
Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser
ELF Golden Bronzer
Inglot Blush (Not sure the Number)
Wet n’ Wild Fergie Primer
Wet n’ Wild Pop Art trio in To Muse and Carouse
Benefit Bad Gal Liner in Espresso
Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara
Almay Liquid Lip Balm in Cantaloupe Cream

Now I need everyone out there to send their cold weather this way! I’m tired of this flipping humidity!!!

Ipsy Glam Bag: October

October Glam Bag

October Glam Bag

Hey there Ipsters! In the wise words of my dear friend Shan: This month’s bag is baller! And I agree! It’s probably my favorite ones that I’ve gotten yet.
Let’s start off with the super cute bag itself: Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. Preach! I could sit here and look at fierce makeup looks all day! Some people paint, sculpt, draw…I use faces as my canvas. And I love it!

Now on to the goodies:
LA Fresh Oil-Free Face Cleanser Wipes – I’ve seen LA fresh on Hautelook and other sites and have wanted to try the brand so I was happy to see these. I can always use a good makeup wipe. I’ll be taking these on some upcoming trips.

Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel – I love the Big Sexy brand. Like I mentioned in my Procrastinating Beauty Blogger tag, I don’t often blow dry my hair. But when I do, it can use all the help it can get! Volume is something that is seriously lacking when I dry my hair straight so hopefully this will be something that will help a sister out.

Nourish Organic Coconut & Argan Body Lotion – This stuff smells AMAZING! I love coconut. It’s got Argan and is 100% Organic and does a pretty darn good job. I have super dry skin, especially this time of year and this is the perfect size to throw in my purse for moisture on the go. It says it’s available exclusively at Target so I may go and check out some more fragrances.

Zoya Nail Polish in Giovanna – A PERFECT color for fall. Emerald green is always in in my book. Zoya nail polishes are great. This is going on my toes next.

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly – Another product that is a party on your lips. It gives that plumping tingle that I love! The color is a pretty shimmery pink that is a great accent color for the middle of the lip to give some more dimension. I’ve never tried any Buxom products before this and I likey.

So go get you a Glam Bag. I feel they are getting better and better!

Almost all Maybelline

Maybelline Face

Maybelline Face

After I finished my makeup for the day I realized that the majority of the products I put on my face were from Maybelline. I’m becoming more and more of a fan of Maybelline products as I’m getting more into the Drugstore makeup. Here’s my (Nearly) All Maybelline Look of the Day.
Maybelline Eyes

Maybelline Eyes

Fit Me Stick Foundation
Fit Me Concealer
Fit Me Powder
Maybelline Bouncy Blush in Rose Wine
Wet n’ Wild Fergie Highlight in Rose Golden Goddess
ELF Golden Bronzer

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
Maybelline Color Explosion in Caffeine Rush
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express
Maybelline Master Drama Eyeliner in Bold Brown
Sigma Extended Play Eyeliner in Enlighten

Maybelline Vivids Lipstick in Fuchsia Flash

NOT Loving Lately: Benefit Stay Flawless Primer

Glue Stick Fo Yo Face!

Glue Stick Fo Yo Face!

It’s a dreary, rainy day here in the Metroplex and apparently it’s made me cranky because today I’m going to talk about something that I DON’T like: Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer. Now, let me start by saying that I gave this product a fair shot. I used it with all types of foundations, different application techniques but I can just NOT get it to work. The way Benefit says to use it is to apply it to your face from the stick and then immediately apply your foundation. The primer is supposed to kind of mix with your foundation to make is super long wearing. Really, all it does for me is make it look cakey…and it makes me sad. I really wanted to love it but when it made my Holy Grail Inglot YSM foundation look bad, I had to throw in the towel. Have you guys tried this? Did you make it work? I’m sad I paid $30 plus to look like cake face!