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Tarina Tarantino Haul & Swatches!

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Tarina Tarantino is leaving Sephora as rumor has it the line ends it’s contract with Sephora at the end of this year, so all her makeup is 40% OFF! She will be selling her makeup on her website http://www.tarinatarantino.com, so have no fear, as her line is not being discontinued, it just will not be available at Sephora.
I really wanted her Dollskin Blush Cheek Palette ($27 sale price), it’s sold out on the Sephora website so I was super happy I found one at my local Sephora store. It has four blushes: Feather, Parasol, Candy Cameo, and Carved Rose, comes with a mirror as well in the palette.
I then decided to give her conditioning lip sheen lipsticks a try ($15 sale price) and loved them so ended up getting more colors: Candy Jar, Floriculture, Watermelon Wow, Penny Arcade and Fuchsia Lining. I like that these are moisturizing and have the right amount of color, not too sheer and not too pigmented for a more softer, natural look. The texture of these are similar to the MAC Slimshines, just not as soft as the slimshines (where they are almost melting!). These are pretty solid.
Candy Jar– A light bubblegum pink (think a softer version of MAC’s Snob).
Floriculture– A beautiful dark plummy shade with red undertones. This is my favorite because it’s perfect for fall, and it’s wearable. Usually for me, a lot of dark purple/raspberry colors can look too much for daytime, but since this is a sheen, it’s perfect! It was hard for me to capture the true color of this shade because it’s super pretty in person, so the swatch below does it no justice. Temptalia’s swatch of this is spot on.
Watermelon Wow– This is a nice soft dusty rose color, it complements light skintones.
Penny Arcade– A nice soft peachy color, the swatch makes it look darker, but it’s a tinge lighter than shown.
Fuchsia Lining– A beautiful soft magenta pink.
I am in love with Urban Decay eyeliners, and heard that these were better, so I figured I’d try her Eye Dream Hyperliners too since they were only $9, I bought Ultraviolet and Puppeteer which remind me of UD’s “Rockstar” and “Bourbon”, although Ultraviolet is much more purple than Rockstar. In regards to wear, I have not worn these yet so I will update you gals with the longevity of these.
Her Eye Dream Hyperlight ($14 sale price) is one of her best sellers so I wanted to see what the hype was about and when I swatched it in the store I was impressed because it has a nice light pink salmon color and blends easily with the skin. This is used for under the eye or anywhere you want a little highlight. I am excited to try this because I have dark circles and I think this would be perfect at giving me a more bright-eyed, awake look.
Even though I bought the blush palette, I wanted the full-sized blush in “Parasol” because it’s such a pretty pink and coral color with a nice shimmer. I decided to also get “Neopolitan Lane” but I think this is too light for my skin because it hardly shows up on my face/skin and just disappears, so this one might be going back.
Lastly, I fell in love with the purples in the Jewel Eyeshadow Palette in “Fantastical” so added that to my basket too haha.
Favorite Picks: 
Blush: Parasol
Lips: Floriculture and Watermelon Wow
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NYX Matte Lipsticks (Swatches!)

Here are swatches of the NYX Matte Lipsticks ($4.99) I snagged at IMATS: Indie Flick, Sweet Pink, and Shocking Pink. These lipsticks are gorgeous! Even though they have a matte finish, they are not at all drying (at least to me), I have “Ruby Woo” from MAC which is a matte finish and it’s so dry, I can’t apply that without some chapstick; in comparison, these are very moisturizing and very pigmented!

The only con is that there is not a lot of product in comparison to standard lipsticks, but then again it’s only $4.99! To get an idea, the second pic below is the lipstick twisted all the way up.

I also took the liberty of comparing these lipsticks to other lipsticks in my collection, when I originally swatched “Shocking Pink” at IMATS, it reminded me of MAC’s “Candy Yum-Yum” lipstick, so I swatched similar pinks to see what they could be close to. “Indie Flick” is more of a true orange (it didn’t show up that true in pics), MAC’s “Coral Polyp” from the Dame Edna Collection and MAC’s “Hibiscus” from the Surf Baby Collection had more of a reddish terracotta tinge to it. And NYX’s “Femme” lipstick is a nice true coral. NYX’s “Sweet Pink” is close to MAC’s “Show Orchid” and NYX’s “Shocking Pink” is just a tad bit more berry in shade, whereas MAC’s “Candy Yum Yum” is more on the lighter pink side.

MAC Quite Cute Collection (Lippies)

I love, love, love, lipsticks! Doesn’t matter what brand, or what, it’s the one thing I end up buying in every collection that comes out. The MAC Quite Cute collection was no different! I already had Saint Germain from a previous collection awhile back, so I ended up getting only the lipsticks that are sold out already on the MAC website, and nothing else from the collection: Candy Yum-Yum (matte), Quite Cute (cremesheen), and Playing Koi (satin).

Candy Yum-Yum: Is a super bright matte fuchsia pink color. Even though it has a matte finish, it’s not drying (Ruby Woo anyone?). It doesn’t even feel like it’s matte when you first apply it on, when it’s dry it still feels comfortable but can start to feather, so I suggest applying a tiny bit of chapstick before application. In comparison to other lipsticks similar in color from other collections, Candy Yum-Yum is lighter and more of a true pink than Immodest Mattene lipstick, and Show Orchid. I’d say it’s closest to Petals & Peacocks, but Petals & Peacocks is a tinge darker and has shine.

Quite Cute: Is a pale lavender, almost has a soft blue undertone to it and looks almost like a whitish blue in pictures. It’s a cremesheen finish. I think this is great for mixing/layering with other lipstick colors because it gives a nice wash of color.

Playing Koi: Is a neutral color, almost nude, but a wash of peach which is a nice change from the normal nude lippie. Even though the finish is satin, it has a creamy consistency to it, that I would have thought it was a cremesheen at first. It can still wash certain skintones out, but paired with a nice lipgloss and/or lip liner I think it can easily be pulled off. This is definitely a lippie I want to experiment with and make different combos.

Saint Germain: One of my all time favorites, it’s a soft (but brighter) pink than “Snob” and I love this lipstick because paired with any lipgloss, it always just looks amazing, I loved it so much I ended up buying a backup when I originally bought this.

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 Cute headband my friend Reno gave me!

FOTD: Grape Sunset & OCC Lip Tar Mix

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[What I used:]
[Face:]
– Luminess Airbrush (F6)
– MUFE Camouflage Concealer Palette #5
– MAC “Bone Beige” Sculpting Powder (PRO) for contouring
– Ben Nye Visage Powder in “Banana” to set (applied with stippling brush)
[Cheeks:]
– Dab of MAC Blushes “Dollymix” and “Coygirl” on apples
[Eyes:]
– MAC PP in “Painterly” as base all over the lid
– Light peach matte color all over the lid and as highlight (top row, color all the way on the left) from this neutral palette
– MAC “Hepcat” e/s blended in crease
– MAC “Top Hat” (Starflash collection) and “Shadowy Lady” above crease and lower lashline
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in “Blackest Black”
– False lashes from kkcenterhk.com
– UD Eyeliner in “Rockstar” on lower lashline (smudged)
[Lips]
– OCC Lip Tar “Hoochie” and “Feather” mixed together (applied with Naimie’s Lip Brush)
***On the FOTD pic above (your left), I toned it down by putting MAC “Cherish” l/s on top

FOTD & OOTD: Using Spitfire & Athena’s Kiss

Finally did a quick look using a lippie and lipgloss from the MAC Wonder Woman collection: Spitfire and Athena’s Kiss. I am loving this combo! It looks amazing in person. Also added in a OOTD since I haven’t in awhile. Top and belt is from ‘Papaya’. Leggings from Ross. And my favorite boots from Chinese Laundry.

But first! I have some news to share with you all…we have finally picked a wedding date and booked our venue! We will be getting married on March 25, 2012 (a day after my dad’s birthday!). There’s no significance to the date, but we figured it won’t be as hot weather wise (as oppose to doing it on our actual anniversary in July), and because it’s during the “off-season”, it saves us a ton of money to put toward other things.

So we are very excited! I know it’s gonna be stressful trying to get everything together but I have a great group of friends who are ready and willing to help, and I am just looking forward to also being able to share this day with our friends and families. :)

What I used:
[Face]
– MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20
– MAC Studio Fix Concealer in NC30
– MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC35 (with a drop of mixing medium to thin it out)

[Cheeks]
– MAC blush in “Springsheen”
– MAC blush in “Margin”

[Eyes]
– MAC “Painterly” PP on lid as a base
– MAC “Bisque” and “Orb” e/s all over lid
– UD Naked Palette e/s in “Buck” and “Smog” on contour
– MAC fluidline in “Blacktrack
– No name lashes
– UD eyeliner in “Corrupt” on lower lashline

[Lips]
– MAC Wonder Woman l/s in “Spitfire”
– MAC Wonder Woman l/g in “Athena’s Kiss”