love NARS… hate the shipping

How many of you beauties use NARS products? François Nars knows how to make a girl squeal with his skin perfecting complexion products and intensely pigmented blushes (more bang for your buck)… But ordering online is such a hassle and … Continue reading

MUFE artist shadows

Just playing a bit with the new shadows
Will be back shortly with details!
Driving right now (but don’t do this at home)




Make Up For Ever *new* Artist Shadows

In commemoration of their 30 year anniversary, MUFE released an entire line of brand new eye shadows/blushes. There’s 210 new colors coming in 5 formulas: diamond, iridescent, matte, metal, satin…

Recently MUFE had a special all access preview for Backstage Pass card holders (their Pro discount) and I made sure to take advantage. With the purchase of 10 or more shadows, you received a bonus discount on top of the already awesome Pro discount received! Needless to say, I made sure to stock up.

Since I no longer live near a boutique, I called in my order to the NYC boutique. Karen assisted me and she was great. Only took a few days for shipping, everything was packed tight, and I’m very pleased. I’ll be sure to place all my future orders with this boutique.


I also purchased 2 of the 10 color palettes (to house these refills) and they included a cute little samples kit!

Now on to the good part….




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spring time collective haul (pt3)

Alright so here’s the final installment of this semi massive collective haul.

Purchase includes Buxom, Smashbox,and MAC.


I hadn’t tried any Smashbox items. I think I had a sample of the primer but never used it. I wasn’t very interested in what they were selling. Not sure why, but I just didn’t care for their products. I guess that’s until I spotted their under eye BB cream. This shade is “Medium.”

I don’t get why they call it that, to me just seems like any other liquid concealer. But anywho…it caught my eye so I picked it up.

It works well, gives me a nice refreshed look, doesn’t crease like crazy (although I have a deep set line under both my eyes, everything seeps into that crease), and it lasts. I like it!

Buxom was another brand I hadn’t try anything from. But I’d randomly come across this foundation, so of course I had to try it.
This weightless foundation can easily be compared to a BB cream or tinted moisturizer. I’d even compare it to a face and body foundation. Think MAC, MUFE has much better coverage.
This will be covered when I bring back my foundation review series.

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spring time collective haul (pt 2)

On to the second installment of my collective haul…

This time we have a few products from NARS and Bobbi Brown.

First up NARS…


Maybe 2 or 3 months ago he released the contour/highlight blush duos. I picked up Gienah. As you can see, the highlight shade will not work as a highlight for me, you can hardly see it, but contour will be great. So if you’re about a New Guinea or deeper in NARS foundation shades, this highlight may work for you.
But idk about this one, the highlight could end up looking ashy. So try before you buy!
I may have been able to get away with Paloma. Ah well, this works. Contouring is one of my fav things about makeup.

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Backstage Beauty Cosmetics

chello y’all!

this weekend I had the pleasure of joining my girl Kima at her cosmetics line launch party/makeup class. she’s such a beautiful woman and is embarking on a new journey and I was so glad to support her. the line includes, eyeshadows, lipsticks, lipglosses, lip pencils, eye pencils, face powders, cream foundations, blushers, aaaand coming soon brow pencils.

she worked as a manager for MAC and decided to do what she loves, doing her own thing. I commend her! do what you love, no matter what! take a step out on faith.

check out her website…she’s just getting started so be sure to check back often. and I’ll also be updating you! Backstage Beauty Cosmetics

anywho…of course I purchased a few things, a lipstick, lipgloss, and blush. you’ll be happy to know that I stepped ALL THE WAY out of my neutral box and into some color 😉

so here’s my small haul, but trust there will be more coming soon. don’t forget to check out her site and check back here for updates. I absolutely love women of color who follow their dreams, start businesses, and do whatever it is that makes them happy. support US 🙂

maybe a FOTD will come soon….

MAC Heavenly Creatures Collection (finally)

I have been waiting on this collection to release since late winter/early spring!

As we all know, I am a total freak for MAC MSFs (for whatever reason) and this collection released four. I picked up two.

Head over to MAC’s website to see everything that was released with this collection!

Here’s what I got (swatches and little bit of what I think of them).

Mineralize Skin Finishes: Center of the Universe and Earthshine

I first placed my order some time last week, as collections are always released about a week early for MAC Pro members, but I skipped out on Center of the Universe because I thought I’d had something similar. But after seeing swatches on Glam by Lena’s site, I knew…just knew…I had to have!

Center of the Universe
more pictures after the jump…

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