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My lipstick brings all the boy to the yard!

Limecrime is one of the most talked about company’s online and in the makeup community in blogs and on youtube when it comes to bright colours and amazing pigmentation. You can only find their products online, but it’s worth it when you get one of these babies in your grip. Each lipstick comes with 3.5 grams of 0.12 US oz of products, and costs $16.

The packaging is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen on a makeup product. I’m not afraid to say it, I’m a sucker for good, unique and pretty packaging, and this is where limecrimes score top points. The adorable fushia tube, with holographic unicorns and stars, I think I’ve died and come to heaven. I could just stare at this lipstick for ages and it’s such a good conversation starter when you pull the lipstick out of your purse. The lipstick comes in such a big variation of colours, so there’ll be at least one colour for everyone. I got four lipsticks so far, and I’m sure, this collection will grow!

You can ask anyone of my friends, I LOVE BRIGHT LIPSTICKS! I just love it! Pink, red, coral, purple, orange, it doesn’t matter, if you have it, I’ll try it. and when I finally got the guts to buy some of the limecrime lipsticks, I was hooked! So I’ll give you guys a more in dept explanation of what I think about each colour.

  

Countessa Flourescent:
Can anyone give me a hallelujah? This is the most intense bright pink lipstick I think I’ve ever owned. When I wore it out in public I paired it with black clothes and pink shoes, and my step mom admired me for daring to wear it outside the house. It’s the most amazing bright pink lipstick, and in my opinion it gives you just the amount of attention you need when you walk past people on the street. I got plenty of compliments when I wore this one, and it’s for the ones who are getting into bright and crazy lipsticks, but aren’t comfortable with colours such as orange, blue or purple just yet.  

  

Great pink planet:
Now this lipstick might be something that’ll suit everyone. A light Barbie pink colour can never go wrong. It’s neutral, but bright at the same time, and very hard to explain. I used it in my silver/grey smokey eyes tutorial if you guys want to see what it looks like “live”. The pigmentation in all of these lipsticks are insane. One swipe and they’re on, and lasts though out the entire day. Scary stuff. Great pink planet is a lipstick who’s nice to have in your collection, but not a must have in my opinion. If it were up to me, I would go for a more bright lipstick if it’s your first purchase.

  

My Beautiful Rocket:
My oh my, this lipstick is as orange as the hair on a true gingers head! Bright,bright, bright, BRIGHT! This is a very unique and special colour. I’ve never owned a something like this, out of all my orange lipstick – all three that I do own – none of the others can even compare to my beautiful rocket in colour pigmentation. Orange was a colour that was a big hit this summer, and will probably come back in the spring/summer time next year too if you ask me. If this is to bright for you, you might want to try a more coral instead of the bright orange. This is exactly the type of colour and pigmentation Limecrime is so famous for. I love it!

  

Airborn Unicorn:
The sweetness and magic of the name is plays a lovely melody in my ears! I love how creative limecrime is with their names, haha. Anyway, airborn unicorn was the first lipstick I ever put in my shopping basket. This was just one of those colours I could not live without. To be completely honest, I haven’t worn this lipstick outside the house. It’s still a little too much for me, but maybe with time – if ever – I might dare myself to wear it when I’m getting the mail or something. The pigmentation is amazing, and the texture is too.

Overall opinion:
So what do I really think of limecrime cosmetics? You need it, or “løp og kjøp!” like I would say to all my Norwegian friends out there. This lipsticks aren’t to expencive, but they are on the pricy side when it comes to cosmetics. They are, however,worth every penny. I’ve noticed that the oink colours have the tendency to stain my lips a bit, but that’s not something I mind, but you might want to take this into consideration when you make your order.  I’ve already placed two orders with this company, and I can assure you, my Limecrime collection will only grow from this moment forward.

Link:
http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/categories/lipstick 

Pink is the new black!

Coastal Scents is one of the most popular online only shops in the blogger/youtube beauty community. Mostly known for their palettes of different sorts and some nick nacks, such as brushes and gel liners in particular. The think pink palette consists of 12 rose patel inspired eyeshadows in all the different shades of pinky-rose colours with the essential dark shimmery grey and black with purple-pinky glitters. It costs $21.95 us dollars.

The colours are surprisingly good and intense. The photos of the swatches are taken without a base. It gives the same amount of pigmentation I would expect from a mac eyeshadow, and this only goes to show that you can get as good of a product for 1/10 of the price. If you’re bold and bright, but still want to be on the more conservative side, pink is the way to go. Even though pink is probably the hardest colour – next to red – to pull off in eyeshadow land. Too much and you’ll end up looking like you got pink-eye, or like you’ve been crying your eyes out, or tried to scratch them out with a needle.


* Taken with a blitz.

Overall opinion:
The think pink palette is the perfect palette for a beginner who wants to expand their makeup collection and try out which colours and shades that works for their skin tones. It provides everything. Highlight colours, lid colours, crease colours and even an outer V colour to define your crease. For the amount of product and the price, you can’t been it. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

Link:

– http://www.coastalscents.com/makeup/palettes/eye-palettes/pl-hp-003.html

Mac Cleanse Off Oil

I’ve always sworn by the simple face wipes for removing my makeup. I have an enormous fear for getting things and products in my eyes, because no matter who many times it states that it does not sting your eyes, it always huuuuuurt! Maybe I have super-duper sensitive eyes, I don’t know, but it hurts like a mother ******!

The Mac cleanse off oil($24 or £16) is a nice makeup remover oil, consisting of only natural ingredients. It comes with 150 ml/5.0 FL OZ.

 

So how do you apply it to your face you may ask? Well the answer to your question is quite simple. You take one pump into your hand, notice ONE PUMP, unless you have a creepy extremely large face surface – then you might need two – and rub you hands together. After this you apply the oil directly to your dry face and starts to work it in. After having massaged it for a while, add a small amount of water, which will create a nice foamy consistency. And after you’re satisfied with the makeup removing you may clean it off with some water. Easy peasy chicken pie.

 

The product itself does not look like much, it basically looks like water in a bottle. At first I thought it was going to be more of a gel consistency – God only knows why, it’s not like it’s described in the name of the product or anything – and was completely astonished when I pushed the pump, haha. It’s so nice and so easy, it’s insane. It even removes waterproof mascara and eyeliner like its nobodys business, and the bottle will last you for quite some time. With the cleanse off oil you don’t have to rub or tug on your skin, a simple gesture from your hand is all that’s needed, like a windshield wiper motion, back and forth over your eyelashes, and it comes right of.

The biggest concern I had about this product was, am I going to use 205 norwegian kroner on something I not going to use more than once? Like I’ve mentioned above, I have a server paranoia about getting fragments – liquid or firm – in my eyes. You might call me crazy, but I like my eyes the way they are, functional.

Overall opinion:

Like any other MAC product, this once also ranks on the more expensive side of the makeup industry. You can get cheaper alternatives for a lot less, a fraction of the price even. But like I’ve stated before, I enjoy MAC products. With them I know what to expect and how it’s going to work out. If you have the money, go for it, you wont regret it!

– What’s your favorite makeup remover?

Do you prefer makeup wipes or liquid makeup remover?

Do you swear by a special brand? If you do which? Let me know!

Links:

– US: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/179/810/Cleanse-Off-Oil/index.tmpl

– UK: http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/179/810/Cleanse-Off-Oil/index.tmpl 

 

 

Instant Chic

I hate myself for doing this, but yes, I have another limited edition product to show you guys. But to my defence, I always fall in love with the products I can’t get once I run out of them, fml. Haha, anyway, this blush is from the pret a papier from the summer of 2010. I’m crossing my fingers for MAC to repromote this blush, its amazing.The container comes with 6 grams or 0.21 US OZ.

The first picture is taken in natural daylight, so it’s the one that’s the comparable  to the colour in real life. But anyway this is one of my most used blushes. Instant chic and Bite of an apple blush are the ones I’ll use for everyday basis, if it’s not Insant chic, it’s bite of an apple 90% of the time. The blush is matte even though it’s a sheertone, and when you apply it you have to work it into your skin and not just pack it on people. If you take your time with the blush, and blends it nicely, it makes the perfect I-got-plenty-of-sleep kinda look, and not the oh-crap-I-was-up-all-night-watching-movies looks that is kinda familiar to me and my friends.

This blush can be pared with anything. I use my bronzer in golden and MSF in perfect topping, and it looks pretty good if I might say so without sounding really cocky. The sheer coral colour gives a nice everyday glow to your face. I have never tried it out on a darker skin tone, but on the pale creatures out there(like myself) this is our blush!

“Instant Chic is the most unique of the three blushes, despite not having the best color pay off (it is a sheertone, though).  It’s coral enough to be perfect for summer and add some brightness to cheeks, but it’s not so warm that only warmer skin tones will like it.  I do think it’s a better shade for light to medium skin tones, and if you’re of a deeper skin tone, you may want to swatch it in person first.” – Temptalia.com

Overall opinion:

This blush is my everyday blush, so of course I love it. I would without a doubt repurchase it, no question asked. An amazing product for everyday or just to build up in the summertime for the perfect natural coral cheeks.

Links:

http://www.temptalia.com/mac-pret-a-papier-collection-blush-mineralize-blush-review-photos-swatches

Urban Decay Primer Potion

So the Urban Decay primer potion aka UDPP ($18) is one of the most famous beauty products out there. And me being myself, I jumped on the primer potion wagon. The container comes with 10 ml or 0.34 US OZ.

The UDPP is basicly a nude/clear eyeshadow primer that you put on before any eyeshadow or other base to prevent your shadows to crease. Creasing is when the eyeshadow moves around and settles in the fine lines on your lid, and leaves you lid looking sweaty. Needless to say, not a cute look. Urban Decay is not sold here in Norway, but my lovely friend Lina, got it for me when she went to rome. So now I use it everytime I apply eyeshadow. My lids are not necesarly oily, but I like to have a safty net just in case.

One thing that bugs me, is the container/packaging. It’s adorable to look at, but a pain in the butt to use when you’re running low (or so I’ve heard from everyone) and they all have to cut it open and store the rest of it in a different container. Talk about a lot of trouble for a lid primer. Personally, I love the packaing, for now at least. I haven’t used enough of it for me to have trouble with it just yet. Urban Decay always puts alot of work into their packaging, it’s cute.

Before I got the primer potion I didn’t think I needed a primer. I used the jumbo eyeshadow pencils, the paintpots and the shadestick and I was good to go. Now, that I own one of my own, I realize the hype behind it. It’s amazing. But it is quite expencive, and I’ve heard the elf one is just as good. I haven’t tried it myself, but if you have, leave me a comment of what you think about it.

Overall opinion:

The Urban Decay Primer Potion is an awesome product, but not one of a kind. You can find a lot of different brands with eye primers now a days. I love the UDPP, but I havn’t tried any other ones. And yes, I would buy it again, no doubt about that mister.

 

Link:

US –> http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P74310&categoryId=B70

UK –> I could not find it at Debenhams website, but I know they sell it there.

Stereo Rose MSF

The stereo rose MSF(Mineralize skinfinish came out with a collection in 2010, and was soooo hyped up. Everybody was going bananas over it, because it was a re-release from 2005. MAC normally don’t wait that long between each time the re-premotes a product, so everyone was on the look out for it. It was limited edition so you can’t get it unless you buy it online or at a CCO. The product comes with 10 grams or 0.35 US OZ.

Like I said, everyone and their grandmother was rushing of to their mac counters and stores to get this product, and as the sucker  I am, I did too. The fact that I managed to get this is just pure luck. Every collection used to come out on the 15th of every month, and the month of this collection, it came on the 8th. So when I was walking to work on the 9th, I walked past the counter and saw the collection. I freaked out, ran in and got my MSF’s (I got petticoat as well) so I think that the normal mac crazies in my town didn’t know about the date change, and I got myself some red awesomeness.

Stereo Rose is the perfect MSF for fair skin tones. I use it as a blush and a highlight. it is very shimmery, just like every mineralized skinfinish I’ve ever tried, and gives the prettiest shine to you cheeks if you choose to use it as a blush. I also like to use it on top of other blushes, such as Bite of an apple from the venomous villains collection. This is the most vibrant MSF MAC has made in a long time, and when it first came out everyone talked about how unique it was considering that it could actually be used as a blush, and not just a highlight.

Overall opinion:

This blush is one of my biggest love, and will be for a long long long time. I’ll use until I have to scrap the bottom of the container and when/ if MAC ever re-premotes it again, I would buy it again and maybe even an extra just to be sure that I’ll have it forever, haha. Awesome product, and very unique.

Blacktrack Fluidline

MAC’s fluidline($15 or £13.50) is one the most known products from their line. And blacktrack is the colour  everyone talks about. It’s just a black gel liner, which means you’ll need a brush to apply it. This is a permanent product at all MAC counters or stores or the online store. The container comes with 3 grams or 0.10 US OZ.

blacktrack

As you can see on the first picture you can see that I’ve used a lot of my blacktrack fluidline. I used it all the time when I first got it, and thought it was sent from heaven. And then I forgot about it for about four months, and in the last week I started using it again. When I started using it again, I realized just how easy it actually is if you have a somewhat steady hand. For every beginner with liner, I would recommend the gel liners, definitely the easiest way to go.

This product is perfect for making a cat-liner aka a flick at the end of you eyelid, to extend it, often used on pin-up dolls, and in pin-up looks. This is probably what the cat liner is known for. It’s also good for a thin and natural looking liner for all of you out there who don’t like to look as if you just came back from a long night out in the town. So prevent it from smudging, you should set it with a matte black eyeshadow, that is if you’re not a fan of the all famous raccoon eyes.

The blacktrack fluidline can be used on your waterline as well. There’s a lot of people who chooses do use it this way because it lasts all day when applied this way and it’s black, like really black.

Overall opinion:

This product is truly amazing, but not a must have. I consider the gel liner a must have, but you don’t have to get the MAC one considering that it’s very expensive. I would strongly recommend this for a beginner who’s just starting out with gel liner. Overall a great product.

Links:

UK –> http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/spp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CAT21847&PRODUCT_ID=PROD66211

US –> http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/151/898/Fluidline/index.tmpl

Bite of an apple

This blush is a powder blush from MAC cosmetics, and it came out with the venomous villains collection. I went all out for this collection and almost ran over one girl to get my products, true story. There’s just something about the Disney theme that made me have the I-am-going-to-get-my-stuff-no-mather-who-I-have-to-kill attitude. You can’t get the product anymore unless you go to a CCO or buy it online. The blush comes with 6 grams or 0.21 US OZ.

The picture imprinted on the cover of the blush is of the Evil Queen from Snow white, and she’s pulling a side the curtains. The clear part sticks out from the rest of the container, and I’ve had some problems with it. The clear part on my blush didn’t go all the way out, if that makes sense, so after about a month it fell out. And it has done that four or five times afterwards, but I just pop it back in, no biggie. The rest of the container is shiny black, and not the matte way it normally is.

The colour of the blush is a bright red, with a slight hint of pink in it. It has a matte finish so you’ll have to work with the blending a bit, and it’s crazy pigmented! I only dip my angled brush in it three times, and that’s dips and no swirly motions. When it comes to who it can be used on I would say everyone. When a pale-ass-ghost like myself can use it, everyone can. Whenever I don’t know which blush to put on, I always go back to this one or Instant Chic (which I will have a review on soon) You just need to apply it properly. I’ve used my blush a lot since I got it, and the print is still on it, that’s how little you actually need.

Overall:

This blush is AMAZING! I love it, and would recommend it to everyone who can get their hands on it. I hope MAC repromotes it sometime in the future. Like I said, it’s perfect for all skin tones and colours. A must have in my book.


So I though as my first review for this blog I would use this opportunity to share my favorite powder ever, the mineralize skinfinish natural($27 or £18.50) from Mac cosmetics. The container comes with 10 grams or 0.35 US OZ.

This product comes with a very good variation of shades. Light, Light-Medium, Medium+, Medium, Medium Dark, Medium Deep, Deep Dark and Dark, so there’s a shade out there for everyone. I’m a mix between two shades, in the summer I’m a Light Medium, but in the winter time when I’m pale as a ghost, I’m just a light.

The MSF gives the most natural finish I’ve ever tried in a powder, and that’s probably why it’s so famous and one of MAC’s must haves. It’s perfect as a setting powder over foundation, tinted moisturizer or just on it’s own. On those lazy days, when you’re in a rush or can’t be bothered to do your whole face, the MSF is your best friend. A light swipe all over your face, and you’re good to go. The coverage is not as heavy as a liquid foundation and won’t cover every pimple up on it’s own, but with some help from it’s good friend, the concealer, makes the perfect natural, glowy look.

You can get this product at the mac cosmetics webistes or in your local mac counter or store. If you don’t have a mac near you, your country might have a number you can call to order from, just google it.

Overall oppinion:

The downside with the MSF natural is of course the prize. It’s a lot of money to spend on a makeup product, but if you have some to spare, I highly recommend this powder. I’ve gone trough 3 of them already and will continue to buy it forever. It’s my number one favorite powder.


Links:

UK –> http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/spp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CAT21854&PRODUCT_ID=PROD71030

US –> http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/159/1343/Mineralize-Skinfinish-Natural/index.tmpl