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Friday, September 28, 2012

September Favorites

I've got quite a few favorites this month complete with swatches for most of them. I hope you enjoy! 

Urban Decay Primer Potion
This primer is great for preventing creasing and fading. 

Too Faced Romantic Eye
This palette has been my go to this month. It's great for putting together quick looks, and the shadows are great quality. 

Louis
Pumpkin and Poppy Cream eyeshadow in Louis is a beautiful green. This does not crease on me, and I think this is a great color for fall.

Between the Stars (refer to P&P shadow collection post for swatch)
This has been my go to inner corner highlight this month. 

In the Buff (refer to P&P shadow collection post for swatch)
This is a beautiful champagne color that I have been enjoying on my lid with the other Pumpkin and Poppy shadows I am featuring in this post. 

Furry Friend (refer to P&P shadow collection post for swatch)
This has been my go to crease color this month. Works beautifully with In the Buff to create a perfect fall look. 

Garden of Magic (refer to P&P shadow collection post for swatch) 
This is a great, quick all over the lid color. I have been using a lot this month, because it makes a great, put together look with just one color. 

Miliani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in Aqua 
I simply love this color. It stays all day and looks great on it's own with some mascara. It also works really well in the waterline for a pop of color. 

100% Pure Healthy Skin Foundation with Super Fruits
This is a great foundation. It has been the only foundation I have worn this month. I have a full review of this foundation, if you would like to check that out. 


Great setting powder that doesn't make me look cakey. It gives a really healthy, beautiful finish. 

My go to contouring powder all the time! Great for fair skin. I always rave about this!

Great bronzer. I usually mix this in with my setting powder. Gives a beautiful, "inner glow" finish. 

Great cream blush from Pumpkin and Poppy. Goes with everything and gives a lovely finish to the skin. 

ELF Studio Blush in Twinkle Pink
This is a really soft blush that works well with my complexion. 



This is a beautiful, rosy blush that is perfect for fall. 
 

ELF Matte Lip color in Tea Rose (bottom) and Natural (top)
Tea Rose is a beautiful fall color and goes well under purples. Natural is a really good base more most any colors. These colors also work well on their own if your lips have been exfoliated. They last really well. 


I'd love for your to leave your favorites in the comments or to see your blog posts or videos. 



Silk Naturals Thrills

I received this pigment in my BeautyBox 5, and I wanted to share it with you all. It's a lovely color. 



Thrills is a medium nude plum. It costs $4.00 for 3/4 of a teaspoon in a five gram jar. 


Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pumpkin and Poppy Color Face Products w/ Swatches

When I did my eyeshadow collection, I said that I would do a face products collection, and here it is! I am giving my face a break from makeup this week, because it's a little angry with me at the moment. I am thinking mostly from stress and that horrid time of the month is approaching. Just letting you know that's why you haven't see a FOTD this week. 

All the face products that I have purchased from Pumpkin and Poppy have been things that I have used regularly since I got them. Since Veggie Beauty herself is quite fair, she has a knack for making products that work well with porcelain skin tones in addition to darker skin tones. 


Oak Bark is a semi-sheer, cool toned taupe. It never makes me look orange or muddy, and provides a very nice contour on my fair skin. It can be applied lightly for a subtle contour, and it is also very easily built up for a more dramatic look. This product is $8.50 for a 20 gram jar. 




Debutante Cream Blush is a beige champagne that can be used as a highlighter or a blush, depending on your skin tone. On my fair skin, this is a very natural blush that gives a beautiful finish to the skin. This product is eye and lip safe so, it can be used as a cream shadow and a lip color as well. This is a beautiful, versatile product. Until Veggie Beauty can restock the mica that she used to create this product from her supplier, it will only be sold with the entire I Put a Spell on You collection, but I believe she is making this a permanent item. It will go back to being sold individually when she gets the mica shipment in. 


 Cave of Wonders is a cool toned taupe/beige that can be used for highlighting or bronzing depending on our skin tone. I love taking this on a fluffy powder brush and using it lightly all over for a beautiful glow. I also mix a bit of this in with my Oil Absorbing mineral veil from Pumpkin and Poppy and use it to set my makeup. It never looks orange on me, and also makes a great bronzer. It costs $9.00 for a 20 gram jar. 


Those are all my lovely color face products from Pumpkin and Poppy so far. I did not include the Oil absorbing mineral veil in this, because it's not something that I can really swatch. However, I do highly recommend that product. It costs $10.25 for a 30 gram jar. It's fantastic. 

I hope you enjoyed! Have a fantastic rest of your week! 



FTC: All products purchased by myself. All thoughts are my own. I am not sponsored or affiliated with Pumpkin and Poppy Cosmetics.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

OCC Lip Tar in Lydia

OCC recently came out with a fall line of lip tars. I have never had a lip tar before, but I have been wanting one for a long time. When I saw the new colors, I knew that I had to have Lydia. It's a GORGEOUS plum color that's is just perfect for fall. I will do some FOTD posts wearing this color in the near future so that you can see it on the lips. You can find OCC lip tars at sephora.com and occmakeup.com. They are $16. 





Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ten Things I Would Repurchase

This tag has been going around Youtube quite a lot lately. I have really been enjoying watching the videos and thinking about what ten items I will repurchase once I am done with them. You will notice that I am listing a mascara or concealer, and that's because I have not found any that I would repurchase.

  1.  Urban Decay Primer Potion- This has been the best primer that I have tried so far. I really like the ELF Mineral Eye Primer, too however, it doesn't help with fading as much as the Urban Decay Primer Potion. 


2.  Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette- This palette is ideal for me. It's cool toned, contains purple shadows, has a good mix of matte and shimmery colors, and has a good mix of light, medium, and dark colors. 


3.  Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eye Liner Pencil- This pencil is FANTASTIC. It's creamy, doesn't smudge, lasts on my waterline, and it's very pigmented. I think this is the most versatile liner in my collection, and I will continue to repurchase it. 


4.  ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer- This is a great primer for dry skin, and it's super inexpensive. I can't get by without a primer, especially in the winter. 


5.  100% Pure Healthy Skin Foundation with Super Fruits- This is an AWESOME foundation. It provides amazing coverage and doesn't contain a lot of nasty ingredients. I've done an entire review of this if you want to check that out.



6. Pumpkin and Poppy Debutante Cream Blush- This is an extremely versatile product. It is eye and lip safe so, it can be used as a blush or highlighter (depending on your skin tone), a lip color, AND a cream eyeshadow. On my fair skin, this is a very natural blush color, and it gives a beautiful finish. 



7. Pumpkin and Poppy Oak Bark Contouring Powder- This product has changed my makeup routine. It is a beautiful, cool toned powder that provides a very subtle contour. It can also be built up for more drama. 



8. Pumpkin and Poppy Oil Absorbing Mineral Veil- This product just does a really amazing job of setting my makeup without making me look cakey. It gives a very beautiful finish, and I usually mix a little of the next product I am going to mention in with it/ This combination gives a very healthy finish that does wonders for my dry skin. 


9. Pumpkin and Poppy Cave of Wonders Inner Glow Powder- This product is something like a MSF from MAC. You can use it as a bronzer, lightly dust it all over for a beautiful glow, or mix it with your setting powder like I do. 



10. ELF Mineral Revitalizing Mist- I use this as a setting spray after I am done with my makeup. This takes away any powdery look that may occur and makes everything look more blended together.


So, those are the top ten things I would repurchase. I tag CosmeticCouturier, Daniellovesglitter, and LoolaLoves.

I hope everyone is having a good Monday. Enjoy the rest of your week! 
Leave me your top ten products in the comments or leave me a link to your blog post or Youtube video. I'd love to see them!


I thought you all might like to meet my assistant, Xena. She's usually hanging out with me when I'm taking photos.