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Fab! Splurge or Save? Sephora vs MAC

26 Oct

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Will you Splurge or Save?

Sephora has just added what they call a “baked” eyeshadow trio. I am sure that its called baked to refer to the fact that this trio unlike their other ones in the past will hold up over time. 

With a new formula that boasts that it will give you the perfect smokey eye with a smooth finish, each color in this trio offers a look that has a large amount of a gold shimmer in it.  So, clearly don’t choose this trio if you want a matte look.

Sephora’s baked eyeshadow trios come in six different colorways. The one shown here is Meteor Shower. It may be a bit sheer and really shimmery when you first apply the shadow. But if used wet, each shade is intensified to give you more pigment on the eye; the darker shade can even be used as an eyeliner.

It sounds good, but we can’t help but notice that the Sephora brand is trying to offer a slightly lower costing version of this MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow (trio).

Take a look for yourself.  The difference here of course is formula and cost. You get what you pay for. If you want to save a few dollars, go with the Sephora brand ($17). We believe that the Sephora brand will not crack and break as it has been known to do in the past, since it was said they had changed the formula and employees have been raving about that fact. But you could also go with the MAC brand ($19.50). What do you think?

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Fab! Tried It: Celebrity Makeup Breakdown ~ Scarlett Johansson

22 Oct

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When I saw this picture of Scarlett Johansson at the Mango Fashion Awards, I was curious if I could achieve the same look.

Scarlett’s make up is a simple metallic smoky eye and pale pink lip with no blush and eyeliner to accentuate both the top and the under eye.

Check out my trial and step by step in order to achieve the same look for yourselves~

Things you will need, I just used these:

Black Liquid Liner – MAC Liquid Liner

Smoke Gray Eyeshadow – Maybelline Stylish Smokes (06)

Gold Eyeshadow – MAC Goldmine

Rice colored Eyeshadow – MAC Ricepaper

Eyebrown Pencil – Maybelline Define-A-Line (Black/Brown)

Mascara – Maybelline Falsies Volume Express

Pink Lipstick – Maybelline Totally Toffee 215

Ricepaper eyeshadow goes under your brow and blended down to your lash line. Then carefully apply with a fluffy brush the Goldmine eyeshadow to your lid. Take a thin angled brush and line under your eye half way and within the corner. The Smoke Gray eyeshadow should be applied to the corner of your eyes and blended towards the center of your eye. BLEND BLEND BLEND these all together. Fully line your eye, making sure to get under your lash, the corner of your eyes and under your eye. Apply Mascara to your top and bottom lash then your pink lipstick and voila!

This look does indeed work well on all skin tones. I loved it. Try it out and tell me how you did. What do you think?

NARS 2010 Holiday Collection

22 Oct

Have you checked out the NARS 2010 Holiday Collection? Ever since Drake rapped about NARS’ Orgasm colored blush, NARS has been on the list of many make-up fans and newbies nationwide.

Well, NARS has released their holiday line for 2010. These colors are satin finished with metallic being the main theme along with smokey colors. One thing I love about these colors are the Lady Gaga themed names for their new colors.

These colors look fun and intriguing. We will definitely be trying out some of these colors on some darker skin tones to see how these colors would look, but if you want to try them for yourself, just check out what they are offering.

This product line is now available at www.narscomestics.com and in stores like Sephora Nationwide.

Okinawa Trio Eyeshadow ($45)

Etrusque Single Eyeshadow ($23)

Melusine Duo Eyeshadow ($32)

Sex Appeal Blush ($26)

Petit Monstre Lipstick ($24)

Little Darling Lipstick ($24)

Downtown Lip Gloss ($24)

Bougainville Lip Gloss ($24)

Pokerface Nail Polish ($16)

Bad Influence Nail Polish ($16)

MAC Holiday Collection 2010 “A Tartan Tale”~ Chapter 1 Launch

21 Oct

Eyeshadow Pallets $36

MAC Cosmetics is set to launch their Holiday Collection – a Tartan Tale on October 28th. 

You can now pre-order your Holiday Collection in MAC Stores nearest you. BeautyFab! will be reviewing how women of color can and should wear what is offered in these holiday collections once they hit stores.

Let me know if you pick up a few of these products and what you have found to be your favorites or if you have purchased these items to giveaway as gifts for friends and family, coworkers or your babysitters.

Add these to your early holiday list!

Vain and Glorious Lip Bag ($36)

Dazzle the Lads Lip Bag ($36)

Noble Knights Lash & Line Kit ($36)

Violet My Love Lash & Line Kit ($36)

Sweep Me Off My Feet Sweep & Define Brush Collection ($49.50)

A Lady & Her Tricks Buff & Line Brush Collection ($49.50)

She’s Got It All Apply, Define & Line Brush Collection ($49.50)