Tuesday, January 24, 2012

MAC Gem of Roses Dupe

Gem of Roses, from the Semi-Precious collection released by MAC this last summer, is probably my favorite lipstick of all time. It's the perfect My Lips But Better color for me. The other day at Ulta I spotted what I thought could be a possible dupe, and lucky I had Gem of Roses in my purse to compare! On the left is Gem of Roses, and on the right is Smashbox's Be Legendary lipstick in Primrose.

Houston, we have a dupe! :D I no longer have to fear the suffering I would surely endure once I ran out of Gem of Roses!

I hope this helps anyone else hunting for a Gem of Roses dupe. Smashbox Be Legendary lipsticks cost $19 at Sephora and Ulta.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Kiss My Sass Highlighter Swatches/Thoughts

Some of the many products offered by Kiss My Sass Cosmetics are loose powder highlighters. I already had samples of Pink Horizons and Golden Rays from the amazing Wendi of Makeup Zombie, and I decided to go ahead and order samples of Halo and Glisten as well to have a full set. The highlighters are $1.75 for a 5g jar with 1/4 tsp, or $7.50 for a 10g jar with 2 tsp. Halo is described as "a very sheer white with a soft sheen (gives an extremely sheer "soft-focus" appearance on the skin)". It is extremely sheer, I think it could be mixed with a finishing powder for a really pretty effect. Click on the pictures to enlarge them, you can see the effects so much better that way!
Golden Rays is "a golden shimmer (doesn't apply as "yellow" on skin)". I really like this one, it reminds me of my favorite highlighter from e.l.f. (Gotta Glow)
Pink Horizons is my favorite! It is described as "a light pink shimmer". Simple and true.
Glisten is "peachy nude with a golden shimmer". This is one that seems like it would be good for summer.
At some point I'm going to order a full size of Pink Horizons, and probably Golden Rays as well. Have you tried any of the highlighters from Kiss My Sass? Side note: are these some issues with the new blogger or is it just me? I'm having really weird amounts of line breaks all over the place with this post, and I had to take out some links because they would only show up at the http:// text and not change into a link.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's been a long time since I came around

...been a long time but I'm back in town!

I haven't blogged in many moons, like 6 months worth of moons. But I have a new camera and a renewed interest in blogging, so I'm excited to say that I'll be returning to the beauty blogging world :)

I'm going to be getting used to the new blogger and tinkering about with my layout, so stuff might look kind of messy for a little while. Bear with me!

I haven't really been reading anyone's blogs while I'm gone, but I want to catch up at least a little. So if you get a bunch of comments on really old posts, they're probably all from me :P Also, I would love to see any awesome blogs that have popped up while I've been away! So if you want to self-promote or promote any other beauty blogs you like to read, feel free to leave me links in the comment section. You can also always reach me via email or twitter @eyeconic_makeup (you do have to send me a follow request though).

I'm glad to be back and I look forward to chatting with everyone! Keep a well-made-up eye out for a new post soon!