Makeup Monday – Maybelline Color Sensational

Ever since I posted in my “Favorite Things” tag that I loved Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick, I’ve been getting alot of traffic from people looking for swatches.  So today I bring you pictures and opinions of the colors I own from this line.  Hope this helps those of you looking more information on these!

Here I have lipsticks on the left, and glosses on the right as follows:

1. Plaza Pink   2. Hooked on Pink   3. Nearly There   4. Sugared Honey  5. Yummy Plummy

1. Plumtastic  2. Sugared Honey

Lipsticks:

Plaza Pink is a soft, almost nude creme pink.  It works well as an everyday or office color, and it won’t detract from heavier eyeshadow looks.

Hooked on Pink is a bright medium creme pink; although it looks soft in the picture, it really does pop.  Perfect for going out at night, and definitely not for tamer personalities.

Nearly There is the sheerest of the shades I own.  It adds a slight hint of nude with a little shimmer and glossy finish.  It’s understated yet gorgeous.

Sugared Honey is a mid-tone nude, and I suppose “sugared” means “heavy on the frost.”  I find I need to tone down the shimmer with a creme pink lipgloss.

Yummy Plummy is a gorgeous pinky-plum creme lipstick, and my personal favorite.  I actually bought two, because I’m afraid they might stop producing these lipsticks!

Lipglosses:

They have a very nice consistency, not too sticky, and stay put for a decent amount of time.  While not heavily pigmented, they do look very nice alone or layered over lipstick.  Plumtastic is a sheer plum shade, with no shimmer.  Sugared Honey is a pinky-beige nude shade with slight shimmer.  I didn’t take pictures wearing the glosses, let me know if you really want to see a picture and I will post them up.

xoxo

Valerie

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Tag taken from Kellie Gonzo

Hi everyone!  Kellie Gonzo just did this tag and it looked like fun; she tagged everyone so here’s mine!  I use a lot of drugstore products.  I tend to use the same things for years, and hardly ever change unless something becomes discontinued; my skin is very sensitive to many chemicals and fragrances, so it’s difficult to find something that doesn’t cause an allergic reaction.  It’s a “What you’re using right now” tag, although I’m scrubbed clean for bedtime, so I’m going to fill it in with my everyday products!

Shampoo: John Frieda Root Awakening

Conditioner: John Frieda Root Awakening

Styling products: Rusk Being Rubber

Shower Gel: St. Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Wash

Body moisturizer: Curel Continuous Comfort Fragrance Free Moisturizer

Deodorant: Degree for Women

Perfume: DKNY Be Delicious

Fake Tan: None.

Cleanser: pHisoderm Deep Cleaning Cream Cleanser

Exfoliator: St. Ives Apricot Scrub

Peeling: None

Facial Moisturizer: Oil of Olay Sensitive Skin

Sunscreen: Burt’s Bees Chemical-Free SPF 30.

Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Correcting Primer

Foundation & brush: Almay Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation and Essence of Beauty Foundation Brush.

Concealer: Almay Nearly Naked Cover-Up Stick.

Powder: Physician’s Formula Mineral Face Powder in Translucent.

Blusher: None, I’m naturally very pink in the cheeks.

Bronzer: None.

Highlighter: None.

Eyeshadow base: Urban Decay Primer Potion.

Eyeshadow: Milani Runway Eyes in Designer Browns.

Eyeliner: Cover Girl Outlast Smoothwear Eyeliner.

Curler: Maybelline eyelash curler.

Mascara: Cover Girl Lash Blast in Black.

Lipstick: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Yummy Plummy

Lip gloss: Carmex.

Nail color: Moxie by Zoya.

xoxo

Valerie

Makeup Monday – Green and Yellow Eyeshadow

I know this isn’t nail polish related, but I’ve done a makeup look that I wanted to share!  Recently, I’ve been experimenting with new looks and bolder colors.  I purchased the Pixi Lumi Lux Eyeshadow Palette from Target; it has 20 different eyeshadows, several of which I wouldn’t have purchased individually.  I was playing around with the green and yellow shades tonight and I think this look came out really wearable and pretty.  I know these pictures aren’t the greatest.  I did this at 11:30 pm, so I have no natural lighting and the flash washed out the colors a bit.  What do you guys think?

xoxo

Valerie

Products used:

On my eyes:  Urban Decay Primer Potion; Pixi Eyeshadows in white gold, fresh green, emerald green, and olive gold; Botanics Eye Definer in Liquorice; L’Oreal Voluminous mascara in Black.  On my lips:  Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Plaza Pink, and Maybelline Color Sensational lipgloss in Sugared Honey.