Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sigma Travel Brush Set "Make Me Crazy"

Beauty-Cosmetic and Makeup Lovers Everywhere! Now is the time to get your hands on some awesome Sigma Products .  Most of the website is on sale for the holidays and you can use the coupon code "SigmaPink" and get an extra 10% off with every order!

I am so pleased with my most recent purchase because I know how important great makeup tools are in order to get flawless results. I bought the "Make Me Crazy" travel brush set. I already owned the "Essential Kit" and it has done me well. I haven't had a problem with the bristles loosening from the ferrules of the brushes and I've had them over 3 years. So, I'm very familiar with the excellent quality of Sigma brushes.
The "Make Me Crazy" set is purple and it comes with 7 brushes:

  • E30 -Pencil Brush
  • E40 Tapered Blending Brush
  • E55 Eye Shading Brush
  • E65 Small Angled Brush
  • F30 Large Powder Brush
  • F40 Large Angled Contour
  • F60 Foundation
These 7 brushes are honestly all you need for a professional makeup look on the go.

My favorite brush is the F30 Large Powder Brush. It's so soft and blends out powder foundations and setting powders like a dream. I also like the E30 Pencil Brush for small areas like my lower lash line and the inner corners of my eyes.
Comes with case/brush holder.
"Make Me Crazy" Travel Set

I have taken these brushes with me on the road and they fit very nicely in my makeup case. My brushes are protected from dust and debris and overall I am a very satisfied customer.

Be sure to checkout the Sigma Beauty website for all their new deals like, holiday sets below $40!!!
Sigma also has some great makeup items that I will be reviewing shortly:o)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Make Up For Ever "15 Artist Shadow Palette" Review/Swatches on Dark Skin

Make Up For Ever has a new palette out for the 2015 Holiday Season and it is breathtakingly Beautiful. Every eye shadow is super pigmented! If you'd like to see how these eye shadows look on a woman of color (WOC) you've come to the right place!

Front of  Palette

Back of  Palette
If you're a makeup junkie that collects palettes you'll love this one. It has a brilliant orange front packaging that is covered with sparkly glitter. Although you can FEEL the texture of the glitter, it isn't messy at all (no fall out). I thought it was a super bold move to make the palette orange but, it's definitely different than all the other holiday palettes I've seen.

The back of the palette shows the name of each individual shade. This is a great idea so Make Up For Ever enthusiasts can buy the individual shades at the store and create their own palettes with the shades they love.

The palette has a nice large mirror inside. The also has a 
palette has a magnetic closure.

As far as the eye shadows in the palette, they're terrific! The pigmentation is insane as you'll see in the picture swatches below. I used the entire blue section to create a makeup look and I received so much amazingly good feedback. The colors bounced off of my dark brown skin in such a beautiful way that I couldn't do anything but stare in the mirror. Of course, I took pics and shared them to Instagram immediately!

There are no matte shades in this palette (which was a bummer) but they did include neutral shades, as well as, a rich, dark black. Most palettes don't include black so, needless to say; I was over the moon! The rest of the shades are a little glittery (no too chunky), shimmery and frosty.

Overall, Make Up For Ever introduced a holiday palette that is functional, fun and flirty. Everything a holiday palette should be.

Top Row

Second Row
Third Row
Check out this Neutral Makeup Look using the 15 Artist Shadow Palette or my more Dramatic Look .

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Ultra HD Foundation || Women of Color Review

The new formulated Make Up For Ever HD Foundation is phenomenal to say the least.
It makes the skin look and feel absolutely flawless and it blends like a dream.

The MUFE HD Foundation comes in a new range of 40 shades so, there's bound to be a shade close; if not dead on shade for everyone. I personally tried 3 shades of the foundation and I think my yellow undertones matched best with the shade "Y505 Cognac". 
MUFE HD Foundation looks like my skin but better!

*A word of advice* Use a dampened beauty blender for a seamless application. You'll use much less product as well:o)

I love the fact that this is a pump foundation bottle and you can actually "SEE" through the bottle for a better match.

This foundation has a very faint, pleasant scent.

Makeup For Ever did a great job with this foundation and that really means a lot coming from me. I'm super oily skinned and my foundations usually start oxidizing quickly. I always need to powder or blot, causing my application to look caked within a few short hours. This foundation (along with the Mattifying Step 1 Primer from MUFE) Kept me looking matte much longer. 

I think the HD foundation is well worth the price $43 and I would pay even more to get these results. Checkout My Full Video Review Here!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Right Sized Makeup at a sensible price! Stowaway Cosmetics

While everything in our lives is getting bigger; bills, cell phones, waistlines....something is finally getting smaller and for good reason.

The two brilliant minds behind Stowaway Cosmetics are Chelsa Crowley and Julie Fredrickson. Their idea was simple, minimalist packaging and portability for the busy woman. Thus, women will actually use the product in its entirety before it expires, there won't be as much waste in our environment, and we can carry everything we need easily. Simple!

I appreciate the thoughtfulness behind the packaging; sleek, rubberized tubes and containers that feel soft to the touch,
Great Price point; Everything is between $10-$22. The "Stowaway Kit" $75 contains 6 products.
Products like the "Cheek and Lip Rouge" uses less space than a lipstick and a blush would in my makeup bag.
I'm a woman of color and the products show up well on my brown skin tone. I'm amazed!
Please watch my live Swatch Video of Stowaway Cosmetics products.

Click Here Stowaway and use code: "TheMindCatcher" for $15 off any order over $60.

Right Sized

Cheek and Lip Rouge

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Bdellium Tools Makeup? | New Lip Crayons Review and Swatches

Bdellium Tools is a well known company that specializes in makeup brushes of all kinds. They have bamboo brushes, anti-bacterial, eco friendly, special fx, travel brushes, professional brushes and the list goes on!

The newest edition to the Bdellium Tools website are the new Auto Lip Crayons. These crayons currently come in 7 shades and sell for 10 bucks each. In my opinion they pack a lot of pigment and give a very succulent look to the lips. The auto lip crayons are very moisturizing and give pretty long lasting wear for a product that is not matte.

The packaging is very nice and sleek. There is a strip of color on each tube to show you the color inside. BDellium Tools Auto Lip Crayons

My favorite auto lip crayon is "Helen of Troy". It's such a beautiful lilac/nude and looks great on darker skintones, especially when paired with a brown lip liner as shown in the picture below.

"Helen of Troy"

"Kadooment Orange"

"Lil Red"

"Pink Cadillac"

Blue Ivy Inspired Flower Girl Look

Blue Ivy was such a gorgeous little Flower Girl at her grandmother Tina Lawson's wedding. She had her natural hair pulled into two adorable buns which were adorned by a glittery tiara fit for a princess,

I recently recreated Miss. Blue Ivy's on my daughter Nadia using the Cantu Care for Kids Styling Custard and Creme of Nature Edge control.

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Cantu Care For Kids Conditioner-
Cantu Care For Kids Curling Cream-
Cantu Deep Treatment Masque-
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

New Fall Products from BlackUp Paris (Cosmetics)

Black|Up Paris has come out with a few phenomenal products for the Fall Season and I've been given the opportunity to bring them to you.

The Perfect Eyebrow sticks are a bit different compared to your normal brow pencils and crayons. These oddly look like lipsticks however, they won't break in your purse and it is a lot of product inside. They currently come in 3 shades. They are super creamy and glide onto your brow easily. I found their staying power pretty good, especially with a primer. $25.90
Perfect Eyebrow

Black Up Paris has also introduced a beautiful shade range of Nail Lacquers! They are so flattering on deeper skin tones and boasts 7 nudes and 3 colored shades. I have 5 shades for review and each swatch has 2 coats (although 2 coats weren't necessary for all the colors). These nail lacquers dried within 5 minutes and gave me a great week long Mani Pedi. $12.50

Top to Bottom: #4, #5. #10, #2, #1

The new Waterproof Smokey Matte Pencil is amazing! It comes in 8 shades and they last ALL DAY! Here are swatches of the four I received for review. Isn't that blue brilliant? $18.50

The Perfect Nude Lip Balm is a great idea for the Fall. We need to nourish those chapped lips with the Jojoba Oil, and Sunflower extract infused in these balms, but still give a punch of color or blush to the lip for a finished look  In the picture below I'm wearing shade #3.
The Perfect Nude lip balms come in 6 shades and  I have two to show you. $27.00

Lastly, the 2 In 1 Lip Pencils (not currently on the site). These give great pigmentation and feel super smooth on the lips. These lip pencils are long wearing and have a built in sharpener.
$ Price has not been provided.

What will you grab from BlackUp Cosmetics? Click Here for Black|Up Website

Peacock Inspired Eye Shadow Tutorial

A super easy talk through video tutorial. Most of the eye shadows used are from Mac Cosmetics but, can be easily duped. This look is beautiful on any skintone.

Eye Products Used:
Milani -Eye shadow Primer
Mac Cosmetics Eye Shadows- "Arena", "Texture", "Humid" & "Deep Truth".
SugarPill Cosmetics Eye Shadow- "Poison Plum"
Milani-Kohl Kajal Liner
CoverGirl- Super Sizer Mascara and Intensify Me Eye Liner
Lashes from Forever 21

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

New Bronzers from Sacha Cosmeticsl

Sacha Cosmetics has brand new bronzers that will be launching on their website September 7th 2015.  Check them out!

ColourPop Limited Edition "Sundays In Silverlake" Lippie Stix Collection Swatches/Review

ColourPop is always doing something brand new and exciting. They have come out with several collections in these recent months and we are LOVING them! Take a look at these.