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~Swatches~ Maybelline LE Vivids Lipstick in Pop Of Cherry and Infra-Red.....

Monday, April 08, 2013

Hey Everyone!!

What you seeing is correct. The beloved, chased after, hauled 2013 Maybelline MBFW Vivids lipsticks were found by moi at a Rite-Aid for discounted 50% off. This a very VERY recent collection, no more than two months old, sitting in a clearance bin. Tons of other stuff was in those bins too:new Essie polish strips, new N.Y.C. Spring collection polish.....

That was one of the craziest discounted makeup situations I've ever witnessed. 



 I picked up Pop of Cherry and Infra-Red. I didn't even think twice about buying these when they were full price because I have a zillion red lipsticks and $7 for a drugstore lipstick is STEEP.


 I KNOW. They look exactly alike! LOL! I tried my best to capture the differences in the two but my camera wouldn't capture it correctly. ( Pop of Cherry, top, Infra-Red , bottom)
You can sort of see that Pop of Cherry(left) is slightly lighter than Infra-Red( right). I will say, that both shades are bright and glossy!!!





~Swatches + Looks~ Wet N Wild ColorIcon Palette in Going in The Wild.....

Hey Everyone!!

First, I will say the search for these particular Wet N' Wild  ColorIcon 8 pans was the worst of all the 8 pans they have EVER offered.


1) No one knew what stores they were going to show up in until they started to SHOW up. Turns out, they only available at CVS, when WnW has been historically sending their limited edition stuff to Walgreens.

2)I searched for two Saturdays and one Friday( because I have a LIFE) for these palettes. If it wasn't for Nouveau Cheap blog's Interactive Map, I would have never found this one. Please get into the map. It will save you gas, time and sanity.

3) I get to the store where someone has noted they spotted them, and the display is GONE. I go to the regular display and there I see, behind the permanent 8 pans..... one Going In The Wild palette.

4) At the time, I only wanted the other LE Spring palette, Nude Awakening. But, I would have been a FOOL to leave Going In The Wild there, so I bought it.:/

So here we go.....


Going In The Wild
With out Flash
With Flash.
Swatched in order of the palette...

 This is one of the looks I played around with. I used this palette three days straight, playing with combinations and shades.....
To be honest, I don't like Going In The Wild....

1) The shadows are powdery and a fall out mess.

2) I can't believe I'm saying this but the shades are too light for my skin. For the exception of the dark crease shades: the browns, golds, even the lavender color are not wearable at all on my skin color. They just lay on my skin. The green is only vibrant because I used MAC Fix + to make it a low lid liner for this look. I knew from the jump that this wasn't palette I wanted out of this Spring Awakening collection but I just could not leave it there. I'm such a makeup addict!!! SMH!

Next up.... Wet N' Wild Coloricon Palette in Nude Awakening