Saturday, August 11, 2012

Review | MAC Turquatic

Let me tell you... this could be one of my most favorite perfumes EVER in the summer !
Its one of those scents were if you never smelled it before, its just going to pull you in and you will want to get it for yourself.
I had a friend who always wore this perfume and I when I smelled it on her I instantly loved it, but never given a thought to ask her what she was wearing, but during summer we were hanging out and we were in her car and I asked her out of nowhere "what perfume are you wearing?" and she laughed at me for my over exaggerated tone, then replied,  "Turquatic." I asked her where did she get it and she said from MAC and surprisingly enough she had the bottle of it in her purse and she let me have a spritz of it.  That whole day after applying that perfume, I can still smell it on me and at times I would get a whiff of it and I couldn't resist, but buying it for myself and so I did...
MAC|Turquatic 50ml $49.50
The notes within this fragrance are; Anemone, Lotus, Orris, & Corsican Blue Cedar.  It is very fresh and sensual and for me a little a couple spritz goes a long way, but I douse myslef in it anyway, loll
I prefer this scent in the Spring/Summer just because it has that fresh, floral scent to it, but I do sometimes use it other seasons were I find that I'm feel like wearing it.
MAC re-promoted this scent after having discontinuing the old packaging and revamping the bottle to be more ocean, coral reef kind of feel to it, very fitting I might add.  They also add a roller ball and this larger size bottle.
If you haven't smelled MAC Turquatic, you must, especially if you are a MAC lover as I am you already have been smelling in when browsing around the MAC stores.  I hear its their  bestseller and signature scent.


Monday, January 9, 2012

REVIEW | Urban Decay - Naked 1 Palette

SWATCH(L to R): Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal.

I finally bit the bullet and got the Naked Palette from Urban Decay. It is one of many that a lot of people have been obsessed over and who wouldn't considering they are very flattering and wearable shades.  I cannot believe I have my hands on this and that I can play around with all the beautiful colors that can create a ton of makeup looks.

Urban Decay has introduced a range of "Naked" products that essentially work with many different skin tones and that have skin like color and texture.  I find that the Naked palette have really shot through the beauty industry as a staple in not only consumers, but also pro makeup artist.  I use mine a lot because its very versatile and can create a very natural eye to a smokey eye very quickly.  I use mine in my makeup kit as well because I find that I can create a look that everyone of my clients can love and its not intimidating when my clients see what I'm using on them.

The pigmentation of these eyeshadows are very smooth and buttery that can be easily blended on the eye.  There are only two matte eyeshadows and the rest are either glittery and/or have a sheen to them.  The matte shades are very pigmented and apply smooth, they are definitely great for crease work.  The other colors are very pigmented and soft, they glide on very well with fingers and deposit color very well with a brush.  There is a nice balance of warm and cool tones in the palette that would suit a lot of different eye color.

I have had this palette for a while now and I can tell you that it is worth the price (new price $54) and is great for those who are beginning with eyeshadow and want a palette that can offer you a variety of shades/choices that meet you preference.  It is a winner in my book and it makes me excited to try other products from the Urban Decay line.