Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Review + Swatches : Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Hi bubblies!
How's your day?
Hope you're doing magnificent no matter where you are rite noww! 
I'll send all my love for youuu :*

So todaaay I am back with another review. 
And this time is to one of the most stunning eyeshadow palette that I've been longing for sooo loongg. Since it came out.
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

What it says : If eyeshadow is your vice, here's the ultimate fix : 20 BRAND-NEW shades, plus a double-ended Good Karma brush. Experiment with insanely cool brights, not-your-average neutrals and sexy hits of smoke, all in our decadent, revamped formula. Even the presentation is luxe. With the touch of a button, the jewel-inlaid case opens slowly, seductively, to unveil all that gorgeous eye candy. Ah, sweet addiction.


This is just the most magical thing that ever cross my eyes... *_*
 I mean.. look at that beauty! It sold me already! :D

And when you open the inside, you'll get such a wonderful 20 BRAND NEW eyeshadow shades from Urban Decay. ( 20 x 0.8 g POIDS NET/NET WT. 20 x 0.03 oz )

 The packaging came with a mirror inside. 
It's pretty handy when you need it on the go.. hmm... oh no. need to correct. 
I mean, a GENEROUS size of portable mirror! :3

 It's the type of pushing the black label there. 
and it will be automatically wide open for you.

It is also came with a dual ended "Good Karma" brush.

Perfect for packing in eyeshadow ( top - flat type brush ) and blending ( bottom - round type brush ).

I don't have much words for this, except it's a good quality synthetic brush.
 And I would reach this brush if I ever gonna do eyeshadow on the go, since it came perfectly fit in the palette.


The Eyeshadows

The Swatches
no primer. no base. under indoor artificial lamp ( night ) & lighting day sunlight.

First Row
Smoke Out - Lovesick - Shellshock - Coax - X Rated

For this particular row, I would theme this group of color as :
"Romantic Rebellious"
XD lol.

Because to me, this row consist of the mixture of both dark smokey and ultra feminine color.

Smoke Out - is a satin finish black shade. The texture is very creamy and spread oh so nicely. When you pack this color on your lid, it stretches like a dream and almost without even a fall out! I mean, all of this shades in the palette are such an amazing amazing quality to begin with. ^0^
Lovesick - is a matte deep charcoal grey with silver specks in it. To be honest, I am quite disappointed with this shade. As you can see.. at the first picture swatches above ( the one with the indoor lighting view ), this shade felt dry and hardly come out after couple of use. At first layer, it is sooo smooth like Smoke Out. But it was only for the first impression I guess :( And I only found this case for this specific shade alone.
Shellshock - is a jewel tone silver color. Seriously, the best gun metal and bedazzled silver shade I've seen. This is by far my personal favorite for it's quality! :D
Coax - is a shimmery valentine pink shade. This shade is a true heartbeat to create a romantic look :)
X Rated - is a satin finish bubblegum pink. What can I stressed even more? bubblegum! PINK! yes. LOVE this shade without a doubt then. :* #smooch


Second Row
Prank - Madness - Strike - Stash - Poison

For this particular row, this is a perfect shades for :
"Fall Season"

When you look at it, don't you just feel an instant warmth of fall weather in your heart?
haha.. it does on me :))

Prank - is a darken matte blue-ish green-ish with teal color specks in it. As you spread it on the skin, it's almost like a charcoal grey, to be exact. But I guess with a certain base color, this would be a stunning unique color without a doubt.
Madness - is a shimmery blue-ish teal color. I imagine this shade would be stunning as a pop of color for the lower lash line!
Strike - is a shimmery gold shade. This color is just look soo expensive and luxurious. As they say.. gold is a girl's best friend, right? Or am I just made that up? *it's diamond, fell.....!! diamond that is a girl's best friend.....* lol. XD
Stash - is a stunning falling leaf color! This green shade just the star to create a perfect FALL look. It also has sort of silver specks in it. But it still, screams FALL right away, don't you think? :3
Poison - is a green-ish charcoal with multiple specks color in it. This shade slightly has a fall out and quite chalky comparing to the rest of the dark shades. And this shade overall stunning color standing next to Stash.

Third Row
Radar - Damaged - Voodoo - Betrayal - Derailed

This row, I would theme this group of color as :
"Pop Icon"

Haha.. And to me, this is my personal favorite row. Lovee the pop of purple and green color that Urban Decay throw in to this palette!

Radar - is a shimmery bronze-y color with silver specks in it. Stunning color! And I bet this shade is looking awesome in every skin tone color.
Damaged - is a shimmery christmas-y green. And this type of green my friend... is a stand out color to put it on your eyelid! trust me.. :D
Voodoo - is a shimmery darken purple with purple specks in it. As a purple lover, I know this shade is just so on point to create a purple smokey look. You. just. need. this. in. your. life, girlfriend...
Betrayal - is a shimmery bright metal purple. This is another whole new dimension of a purple shade. one word. MAGICAL. #weeee
Derailed - is a shimmery darken taupe color. This color screams "sophistication" to me. Among of all the fun shades in this row, this color stands out to be different and serious. A good serious >> Sophistication. :D

Fourth Row
Dope - Toxic - Habit - Ambush - Rewind

For this particular row, I would theme this group of color as :
"Feminine Neutral"

Because to me, this row is a dazzling neutral pinkish color. Perfect to create first date look, or even everyday soft makeup look.

Dope - is a satin finish pinkish neutral color. I don't know what this palette would work without this color existence. This is the shade that tone down all of the heavy colors above.
Toxic - is a shimmery rose gold color. This is just beautiful on its own. Pretty oh so prettyy...
Habit - is a creamy beige nude color. This shade has the most creamiest texture. When you feel it, it almost like a MAC painterly paint pot! Great transition color or just act as a base color all over lid after a primer. Awesome.
Ambush - is a shimmery reddish brown color. This shade would be oh soo pretty to be put on the outer crease. Give a great depth of dimension to the eyeball, also brighten them up because of the reddish undertone in it.
Rewind - is a matte chocolate shade. For a matte finish, I find this shade is quite creamy in texture. easy to work with and blends nicely as well. It is overall goodness. :)))


All in All..
Well yes, this palette is a piece of jewellery in any makeup stash.
Having this is like a privilege to glam up the eye look.
And that's the perfect describe to answer : Do you need or want this in your life..
or perhaps, your beauty needs in this case.

It's back at ya that could answer the question :)))


and I guess that's it everyone.
I hope this post helpful for you!
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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Recent FOTD & Current Faves :)

Hi bubbliesssss!
How's your dayyy?
Hope you are all doing incredible yaa!
hahaha.. me so miss you mucho muchooo :*

Thought I haven't update my blog like ceeeeenturies ago, I feel like.. eugh yes. it's my bad. XD

So just to warm things up again, for this very first post I make in 2014, maybe I'll update you with my current faveee-orite makeup items that I grab recently.

Lately, I've been doing lots of nudes and neutral color for my everyday makeup. 
I've been reaching more like earthy, brown color. haha yes. nothing crazy.



SO here it is, my current faves to achieve that look :3

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone Treatment Soin
Woah. Two is better than one in this case, I guess. :P 
I feel like the Smashbox primer is really good at filling in any pores. It felt so velvety & smooth on the skin. Unlike the MAC one, it felt stickier which I believe make my liquid foundation "glued" better on my oily skin. That's why I combine those two and create my own perfect primer.

Liquid Foundation + Setting Powder
Shiseido Sun Protection Liquid Foundation shade SP30
MUFE Pro Finish Powder Foundation shade 118 Natural Beige
I feel like I've already found my HG liquid foundation! haha.. such a big statement, but that's how I will describe how awesome that thing is. I just thought it look flawless yet natural & healthy looking on my skin. It has high SPF in it (42) that I believe will protect my face from sun damage. It doesn't break me out, even out my skin tone pretty well, the shade match me so good, and nothing I could ask for more. Love love. <3
And about the MUFE powder foundation, I just thought that it is a good product. Nothing more, but it's what I've been reaching a lot lately.

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer shade NC15
and guys... I think you need to own this in your life. Best. concealer. ever.
haha. all the hypes are so true! It has a full coverage ( just need tiny bit and it covers everything ), not gonna settle into the fine lines, and last pretty darn all day as well. Long story short >> LOVE this freaking concealer! :D

 NYC Sunny Bronzer
The Balm Bahama Mama
NYC Sunny Bronzer probably all time fave for me as well. It has a reddish undertone, but it warm up my whole face beautifully. The powder not chalky at all, finely milled, last a long time, cheap, and oh so many goodness. While Bahama mama would be my contouring shade to define my cheekbone further more.

 Makeup Store Blush shade Fresh
Maybe because this is my recent purchases blush, that's why I've been using it lately. Makeup Store overall has a really really awesome makeup quality especially for professional makeup artist. The blush is soo oh pigmented. You just need a light handed hand to swipe this across your cheeks.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Angelic
If I have to compare to the famous one from The Balm - Mary Lou Manizer, this Tarte -which they consider as a blush shade- is slightly paler and cooler. Almost the same finish, texture, lasting power, and so on. But yeah this is what I've been reaching lately. Overall, both are really beautiful on the skin!

MAybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette - Rewind, Habit, Shellshock
I use Maybelline Color Tattoo mainly as a a base all over the lid and slightly bring it up to the crease. For the eyeshadow, I've been using the neutral shade from Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette. Rewind as my transition color, Habit as my browbone highlite, and the very gorgeous stunning color Shellshock as my inner corner highlite tearduct.

Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black
Silkygirl Funky Eyelights Pencil in 06 Metallic Bronze
The Revlon colorstay is a twist up pen in color black that I use for my upper liner.
The silkygirl is a metallic bronze color to my lower lash line, just an alternative color from black that could get a little harsh for everyday eye makeup. The color is beautiful too, last quite good for such an affordable price drugstore eyeliner. I have reviewed the silkygirl before which you can see by clicking the keyword in the left bar on my blog :)

Maybelline Masterbrow
PAC Matte Eyeshadow shade M06
Dollywink Eyebrow Mascara shade 03 Cocoa

 First of all, I use Maybelline Masterbrow as a base to fill in any gap on my eyebrow, topping it off with matte eyeshadow from PAC -> to set and make them look more natural ( I use Sigma small angle E65 as the tool for a more precise application ), and seal all of my detail work with the eyebrow mascara from Dollywink which has a hint of brown gold color in it.

Maybelline Magnum Volum' Express
Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara
As time goes by, using 2 mascara is like a habit to me. I love using volumizing mascara and lengthening mascara separately. I just thought it gives a maximum effect to what I need. which is volume and length to my poor asian lashes :D

And if I ever need anymore help, falsies is definitely a way for me. 
Just to give a more flirty effect and open up my eyes even more. :D
Marie Beauty Eye Cream eyelash glue
cheap falsies that I bought at Pasar Baru
hand craft pinset

Eternally SM Lip Color shade 42
For the picture taken and my everyday lips, normally I use nothing to be honest. Maybe because I keep licking and biting my lips in real life. And if I ever need a hint of nude color, I loveee this cheap, matte, local brand  lipstick from Eternally that is a perfect creamy beige-y nude shade on me. The finish and pigmentation is fantastic as well, overall goodness on me personally.


And I guess that's it everyone. 
That's all the stuff and little chit chat ramble on some of the items. :D

Hope you have a marvelous weekend!

Stay awesome, stay fit, and love every minute of your life!
And life will reward you with awesome surprises in the end :)

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