Fancie Faves

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Goodbye April showers and hello May flowers! Tomorrow marks the first day of May and I’m totally ready for it. Just a little bit longer until summer! April was still a really nice month for me though. Especially with all the new goodies I’ve hauled! I rediscovered a lot of old favorites this month but it seems like the new goodies are what really captured my heart. Let’s get started!

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NARS Matte Multiples Haul & Swatches

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Well hello there! I know I’ve been kind of M.I.A. today but that’s only because I’ve spent most of my day browsing the counters at Sephora. There’s nothing like a good ol’ Sephora run! I dropped in to check out some new blushes and walked out with a couple of the new NARS Matte Multiples. Check ’em out!

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Long Time, No Haul!

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I feel like it’s literally been forever since I’ve popped into my local drugstore to stalk the makeup aisles. And you know what? I actually miss it! There’s a lot of perks that come with high end makeup shopping but nothing is more satisfying than a good cheap makeup haul. It’s so nice to grab a few goodies without breaking the bank!

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NYX Spring 2014 Collection

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I’ve been so excited about NYX coming to CVS soon! It’s one of my fave budget beauty brands and it’s nice to no longer have to drive across town to check them out. I haven’t spotted any NYX stands at my local CVS stores yet but I know they’ll be coming soon! I just hope they have this amazing new collection as well! Nouveau Cheap has found a way to check for NYX in your area so I recommend checking it out if you’re a big NYX fan like me.

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Lush Lashes Stacked Mascara ($7.00)

Everyone will notice your bodacious lashes when you use the Lush Lashes Collection. Consisting of 7 fragrance free formulas, each one has something unique to offer. Designed with keratin, collagens, vitamins and naturally derived waxes to nourish lashes. Whether you are looking for full, lengthening or curled lashes there’s a Lush Lashes Mascara for you.

Color Mascara ($7.00)

Think beyond the ordinary with these fun and vibrant new mascara options from NYX. Packed full of pigments and delivering on the promise of intense color payoff, everyone will notice your fabulous eye lash color. Go for it we dare you to try all three!

    • Purple
    • Blue
    • Brown

    Control Freak Eyebrow Gel ($6.00)

    Out of control brows have you flustered? NYX’s Control Freak Brow Gel offers a new way to tame them fast. The clear formula works well over powder or pencil to seal the deal and make a statement with your brows that you will be proud of. The unique non-sticky formula is comfortable to wear all day.

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    Hot Single Eyeshadow ($4.50)

    The latest and greatest high intensity eyeshadow formula from NYX is versatile and powerfully loaded with pigments to make a statement for any occasion. Whether your look is edgy or natural NYX’s unique formulation is easy to blend upon. Offering 88 on-trend shades directly from the latest fashion runway trends with long lasting color.

      • Gumdrop
        pink with silver glitter
      • Pink Cloud
        iridescent light pink
      • Star Struck
        pearly mauve pink
      • Pink Lady
        iridescent dark pink
      • Wild Orchid
        iridescent fuchsia
      • Bad Seed
        red with gold glitter
      • Lolita
        matte lilac
      • Flirt
        matte light purple
      • Harlequin
        iridescent purple
      • Epic
        iridescent violet
      • Kama Sutra
        pearly violet
      • Ultraviolet
        matte true violet
      • Coquette
        matte warm brown
      • Damage Control
        pearly taupe
      • Over The Taupe
        matte taupe
      • Club Crawl
        deep taupe with gold pearl
      • Dressed To Kill
        pearly slate
      • Arrogance
        violet smoke
      • Innocent
        beige with pink sheen
      • J’Adore
        shimmery warm brown
      • Sin
        beige with multi glitter
      • Chandelier
        cool frosty beige
      • Showgirl
        frosty copper
      • Dayclub
        dark gold pearl
      • Guilt Trip
        matte dark brown
      • Asphyxiation
        dark iridescent blue
      • Galatic
        smokey blue
      • Smoke & Mirrors
        peachy charcoal
      • Cosmic
        blue black
      • Moon Rock
        sparkling black
      • Raven
        matte black
      • Whipped Cream
        matte white
      • Lace
        matte nude
      • Naked Truth
        matte beige
      • Stiletto
        matte peach
      • Velvet
        matte suede
      • The Chaser
        matte charcoal brown
      • Vixen
        matte peach nude
      • Strike A Pose
        shimmery medium brown
      • S.O.S
        . matte cool light brown
      • Bling
        silver pearl
      • Kandi
        sky blue with silver shimmer
      • Pool Side
        frosty light blue
      • Electric
        true blue with pearl
      • Dare
        pearly teal
      • Turnt Up
        bright matte blue
      • Electro Shock
        matte indigo
      • Money Maker
        shimmery lime
      • Stoked
        frosted kiwi
      • Zen
        pearly grosted green
      • Dank
        light matte green
      • Kush
        dark matte green
      • Enchanted
        smokey green
      • Diamond Lust
        white pearl
      • Psychedelic
        matte yellow green
      • Stfu
        matte yellow
      • Sun Glow
        deep pearly glow
      • Butter Scotch
        matte deep yellow
      • Rehab
        smokey olive
      • Spellbound
        true olive pearl
      • After Party
        deep olive pearl
      • Spontaneous
        smokey gold pearl
      • Burlesque
        iridescent dark purple
      • Flustered
        pearly rust
      • Addiction
        pearly deep red
      • Heat
        pearly copper
      • Fetish
        pearly violet
      • Maneater
        true violet
      • Sex Kitten
        peachy pink shimmer
      • Gold Lust
        gold shimmer
      • LOL
        matte deep orange
      • Dolce
        pearly light orange
      • Hypnotized
        metallic copper gold
      • Fancy That
        metallic taupe
      • Illusion
        shimmery brown
      • Lust
        shimmery dark brown
      • Tweed
        matte deep brown
      • Top Notch
        pearly red brown
      • Loaded
        iridescent deep brown
      • Own The Night
        matte violet brown
      • Immaculate
        matte bone
      • Pixie
        pearly champagne
      • Rebirth
        matte pink nude
      • Cupcake
        matte lip pink

      Butter Gloss ($5.00)

      Buttery soft and silky smooth, our scrumptious new Butter Lip Gloss tastes as sweet as a sugar cookie and makes your lips look downright luscious. Swipe it on alone or over your favorite lipstick for creamy sheer to medium coverage that melts onto your lips and is never sticky.

      Butter Lipstick ($6.00)

      The unique texture seems to melt onto the lips giving full, yet lightweight coverage with a luxurious satin finish.

        • Razzle
          bright fuchsia
        • Sweet Tart
          deep pink with blue undertone
        • Snow Cap
          beige with pink undertone
        • LOL Lies
          pink coral
        • Hunk
          blue violet
        • Fireball
          deep coral
        • Hubba Bubba
          pale pink with blue undertone
        • Mary Janes
          true red
        • Candy Buttons
          peachy pink
        • Hot Tamale
          orange
        • Licorice
          deep burgundy
        • Little Susie
          deep pink with yellow undertone
        • Sugar Wafer
          nude
        • Taffy
          pink mauve
        • Juju
          coral red
        • Fun Size
          brown pink
        • Pops
          mauve
        • Cotton Candy
          light pink
        • Big Cherry
          cherry red
        • Bit Of Honey
          nude with peach honey
        • Fizzies
          rose pink
        • Gumdrop
          bubblegum pink

        Blotting Powder ($12.00)

        Kissed with the barest hint of pigment, Blotting Powder takes down the shine without settling into fine lines, polishing skin to satin matte perfection.

          • Light
            ivory with pink undertone
          • Light/Medium
            beige with neutral undertone
          • Medium/Dark
            deep beige with golden undertone
          • Deep
            deep with cool undertone

          Matte Lipstick ($6.00)

          NYX Matte Lipstick are highly pigmented, richly formulated and long wearing. The formula glides on smoothly and stays put in a matte finish. From Pure Red to Nude, Matte Lipsticks are available in a variety of rich shades.

            • Nude
            • Shocking Pink
            • Hippie Pink
            • Pale Pink
            • Indie Flick
            • Summer Breeze
            • Alabama
            • Pure Red
            • Natural
            • Perfect Red
            • Tea Rose
            • Sierra
            • Angel
            • Madison
            • Whipped Caviar
            • Merlot
            • Sweet Pink
            • Bloody Mary
            • Euro Trash
            • Audrey
            • Butter
            • Strawberry Daiquiri
            • Forbidden
            • Street Cred
            • Temptress
            • Shy
            • Eden
            • Couture
            • Sable
            • Aria
            • Day Dream
            • Siren
            • Spirit

             

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            LORAC PRO Palette Review

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            This review is so long overdue! I hauled the LORAC Pro Palette last year for my birthday and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since! Naked who? I almost completely abandoned my original Naked palette because the PRO palette is soo good! I’ve already made dips in several shades and actually hit pan on shadow. It’s become my go to palette!

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            The packaging is simple yet chic. The PRO palette comes in an incredibly slim magnetic casing with silver accents. It’s very lightweight and easy to travel with. The LORAC PRO palette is one of the few eyeshadow palettes I pack with me for EVERY gig! It’s so portable and versatile! Inside you’ll find a nice sized mirror and 16 neutral eyeshadows in a variety of finishes from shimmer to matte. The top half of the palette is completely matte while the bottom half contains the more shimmery shades. I’m completely impressed with the color selection and the fact that there are just as many mattes as shimmery shadows. I prefer to keep the shimmer to my lid (and maybe brow bone) so it’s refreshing to have a palette that isn’t overrun by glitter.

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            Now here’s where all the magic happens! All of the eyeshadows in the PRO palette are very pigmented, buttery and blend very well. Including the mattes! They’re some of the best matte shadows I have ever tried! Although the shadows are buttery soft I don’t get much fallout and they don’t feel powdery. Each shade is silky to the touch and easily picked up with both natural and synthetic hair brushes. Without primer I easily get over 8 hours of wear before I notice any fading. I do have drier lids though so oily gals will probably fare much better with a good ol’ primer underneath! On top of primer, these shadows have carried me through a long night and the next morning! LORAC definitely knows how to do eyeshadows! I honestly can’t think of one bad thing to say about the LORAC PRO palette. It has 6 more eyeshadows than the Urban Decay Naked palette and is $10 cheaper ($42). I just hate that the brand is being phased out of Sephora so it’s no longer available there. But there’s always Ulta and Nordstrom!

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            White, Cream, Taupe, Light Pink, Mauve, Sable, Espresso and Black

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            Nude, Champagne, Gold, Light Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Deep Purple and Slate

            Milani Sangria Color Statement Lipstick Review

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            I’ve only tried two of my Milani Color Statement lipsticks so far but I can’t sing their praises enough! Uptown Mauve and Sangria are so much better than some of my MAC lipsticks! The wear time is slightly shorter but I’ve found these lipsticks to be so much more comfortable and forgiving on my dry lips. Not to mention so much easier on my wallet!

             

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            Sangria is a mid-tone berry shade with a matte finish. It’s very creamy though and doesn’t drag or tug against my lips when I apply it. The color payoff is wonderful! I get opaque, even color in just one swipe. Sangria does have a light watermelon scent that lingers a bit during wear but it’s not very strong. It wears for around 6 hours without any lip liner or primer underneath. I didn’t find Sangria to be hydrating nor drying. I was actually rather impressed with the Milani Color Statement matte formula. It didn’t make my lips peel or crack and it didn’t settle into lines as it started wearing off.

             

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            You guys know I’m a huge MAC lipstick fan but I highly recommend checking out some of the Milani Color Statement lipsticks! For under $6 you really can’t beat the quality! The color selection is pretty large and still growing. There’s a variety of finishes to suit everyone’s needs. And they wear so beautifully! I get asked a lot what’s a cheaper alternative to MAC lippies and I think Milani definitely gives MAC a run for its money!

             

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            Best of 2013: Lipstick

            I have a ton of faves in the lip category so I’ll keep my posts on them short and sweet! Naturally, all of my favorite lipsticks were from MAC. I’ve been a little biased this year lol. I can admit my addiction! However, I want to spend 2014 discovering other brands. It’s time to branch out you know? Anywho! On to my favorite lipsticks!

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