1.01.2012

Happy New Year and an Update.

Happy New Year, everyone! 

I hope you all had a fun and safe New Year's Eve last night! I had to catch a flight back home last night since I was visiting my family in California for the holidays, and unfortunately, my 3 week break from school flew by way too fast :( I'm hoping to be able to find the time to blog once school starts back up again (I'll most likely be blogging less than I have been in December, but hopefully more than I had been in the months prior).

Anyway, since I'm a procrastinator, I hadn't packed up any of my things yet as of yesterday afternoon, and I found myself rushing to get ready, put makeup on, and get my stuff together so that I could make my flight. I wanted to do a fun look that was more NYE-worthy, but seeing as how I didn't really have any plans since I was getting in town so late and I was already rushing to get ready as it was, there wasn't really any point...so neutrals it was!


Face:
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in #53
Dior Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer in 002
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer in SC-3
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Sand
Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades in Blushalicious

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo e/s in Bad to the Bronze
theBalm e/s in Shameless Shana
theBalm e/s in Caught in the Act Courtney
Milani Liquif'Eye Pencil in Black
MAC Superslick Liquid Liner in On the Hunt
Prestige My Blackest Lashes Mascara

Lips:
NARS l/s in Dolce Vita
MAC l/g in Boy Bait



I wore Pomegranate Punk the other day without primer in this FOTD, and it did not crease at all after 10 hours! There was very minimal fading, but it seemed to fade pretty evenly all over and since there wasn't any creasing, it wasn't noticeable at all. In comparison, I normally only get about 1-2 hours of wear with MAC Paint Pots before they crease on me.

After being extremely impressed with Pomegranate Punk's wear time, I had high hopes for Bad to the Bronze. However, when I wore it yesterday (also without primer), I experienced a lot of creasing. I'm not sure how many hours it took before the creasing began, because I only checked my makeup once that night and by then, it had been about 7 hours since I applied my makeup. Surprisingly, I felt that Bad to the Bronze performed almost exactly like a MAC Paint Pot does on me, while Pomegranate Punk outperformed Paint Pots by a long shot.

The only reason I wore either of these on their own without primer was simply to test the wear time, and based on my experiences, the lasting power differed greatly between these two particular shades, so I imagine it may differ among other shades in the range as well. Keep in mind, I have oily skin and normally always use eyeshadow primer. I definitely think that using a primer under these will help to avoid the minimal fading I experienced with Pomegranate Punk and the creasing and fading I experienced with Bad to the Bronze. All in all, I think these are definitely worth looking into, especially if you're a fan of cream eyeshadows like the MAC Paint Pots or Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows!

Happy 2012!!


33 comments:

  1. Give me your liner skills please. <3 Happy New Year!

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  2. I love this look! You look so fresh faced =D I love your hair color.. suits you so well :)

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  3. I cant wait to try those tattoo eyeshadows out! Im a sucker for paint pots, and a cheaper alternative is always welcome! 
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  4. I still love the look! A makeup look that's worth invested with time. :D Happy New Year!

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  5. This is such a cute look :)
    Your hair looks really nice too !!

    xx

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  6. very sweet look, thanks for sharing, take care and happy new year!

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  7. Incredible liner! A beautiful look!

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  8. The hair color, the eyes, the eye make up all look stunning together~!!! Happy 2012!~

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  9. Happy new year beautiful lady! <3 xoxo

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  10. Very pretty look! Love it!

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  11. Happy 2012! I love your style. I have three of the Maybelline Tattoo shadows and all 3 totally excel in wear time. I was thinking about picking up the Bronze shade but I'm glad I read your post first, about the creasing.

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  12. I love NARS Dolce Vita!! Looks lovely on you. Great post :) Happy New Year!!

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  13. Love your cardigan! Happy New Year!

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  14. your liner looks perfect! pretty look xxx

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  15. Which shades do you have? I'm glad you like them! As for the bronze shade, you might have a better experience with it than I did...a lot of eyeshadows that don't crease on other people tend to still crease on me :-/

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  16. Only if you give me your eyeshadow blending skills. Thanks! :D

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  17. Thank you so much! :)

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  18. You should definitely give these a try! I think if you like Paint Pots, you'll really enjoy these as well :)

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  19. Aww, thank you!

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  20. Thank you so much :)

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  21. Thank you! :)

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  22. Thank you, Jamilla!

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  23. Thanks, Julie!

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  24. Thank you, Jennie! Happy new year to you as well :) xx

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  25. Thank you :)

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  26. Thank you!

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  27. Thank you so much :)

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  28. Thank you, Ella! 

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  29. Thank you! :)

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  30. I got both the pomegranate and bronze shadows after seeing how pretty they looked on you....testing the pomegranate out today. Love your neutrals look :)

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  31.  I am now a newly converted fan! The neutral looks makes it more like a simple stunner, barely there. Wishing you a fun blogging days ahead this year. :D
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  32. Now I wish I have picked the bronze eyeshadow instead (of Bold Gold...which was a little sheer blended) after seeing your look...

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