Keep Your Makeup Fresh in The Heat With Urban Decay and Wunder2!

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Hi all!  It is HOT in Kansas City. Every. Day.  It has been since mid-May.  And it is a challenge keeping my makeup looking fresh and staying in place.

I was sent these amazing products from Urban Decay and Wunder2 to test out for my honest review.  And they were tested in the heat and humidity!

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Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray ($32 USD) — I love anything that will cool me down in the summer time! This spray  features cooling time-release Temperature Control Technology that actually chills the surface of your makeup – to keep it looking gorgeously just-applied for up to 12 hours. Developed in an exclusive partnership with Skindinavia, UD’s groundbreaking, tested formula holds foundation, eyeshadow, blush and concealer in place.

I use this for days that I know I’m going to be out in the heat and I want my makeup to stay in place.  It feels cool going on, but not cold.  It’s a very pleasant feeling.  The sprayers on the UD mists are all so good, and aren’t harsh at all!  This has become a summer essential for me.

 

 

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray ($32 USD) — This spray mists on weightlessly to control oil, deflect surface shine and keep skin looking beautifully matte. High-tech ingredients help keep foundation, shadow and blush from smudging, sliding or fading – so you hardly ever need to touch up.

This is great for days that I know I’ll be out in the heat for a prolonged period of time and that the oil is coming.  I don’t reach for it as much as I do the Chill spray, but it does work and helps keep my makeup on my face.

 

 

Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder ($34 USD) — I love a good setting powder and I was excited to try a water proof one! This weightless powder claims to  instantly makes any foundation totally waterproof for a mattified complexion that lasts all day, no matter what. This high-tech formula blurs pores and imperfections and blocks shine, without dulling your inner glow. Your luminosity shows through while the powder keeps moisture out.

I agree with the claims that it mattifies but doesn’t look dry on my skin.  That’s important to me as I age, and the fact is my face isn’t oily.  But it does get greasy in the summer when it’s so hot and humid.  The combo of this and the Chill or De-slick setting spray really keeps my makeup in place all day!

 

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Wunder2 Super-Stay Liner ($14.95 USD) — Wunder2 24-hour wear Super-Stay Liner’s ensure that after just one application, your look will stay set and picture perfect from morning to evening! Waterproof and smudge-proof, the highly pigmented and easy-glide pencil eyeliners are a must-have beauty staple that create a perfect, full lash line or a playful, colored look that glide on with ease. Super-Stay Liner’s are available in the three collections of ‘Essential’, ‘Metallic’ and ‘Glitter’ finishes to complete any makeup look depending on your mood.

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These shades from left to right are Glitter Aubergine, Glitter Pink and Metallic Rose Gold.  I swatched these, waited about a minute, then rubbed the swatches vigorously.  Then I took the photo.  As you can see, they didn’t budge!

All three of these shades are perfect for summer looks, but I really love the Aubergine on my top lid and the Rose Gold on the bottom.  They look amazing together.  And they really glide on smoothly. Honestly, I probably will give the Pink one to my daughter, because I won’t reach for it.  But it is pretty.

What products are you using this summer to beat the heat?

Too Faced Life’s a Festival Review

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I purchased the Too Faced Life’s A Festival Eye Shadow Palette ($42 USD) a few months ago and still haven’t reviewed it, so I thought I would review it since I’m wearing it today on my birthday!

So, as I am 50 today, I can say that even us (uh, hum) older ladies can wear fun shadows like these!

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As soon as I saw this I thought it was so pretty and had to have it.  I loved the shade range.  When I got it, I noticed that it smells so good, like citrus or candy (Smarties)!

Here are swatches:

 

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From left to right is Young & Free, Euphoric, Rainbow Life, Desert Vibes, Sunset Dram Fun in the Sun and Beamin’

 

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Unicorn Tears, Fireflies, Mystic Rain, Funtasy, Artist Pass and Dusk Teal Dawn.

The duochromes and shimmers are my favorite shades in the palette.  There are only a couple mattes.  I wish there were more, but only if they could be added to the palette without any of the shiny stuff taken away!

Every shade blends well and are very pigmented.  I use the shimmers and duochromes with a dry brush, and they look great.  They can be wet with a little setting spray, but don’t really need it.

What do you think of this?  Are you all about shimmery shadows or are you more about the mattes?

 

New Pur Cometics Products For Spring and Summer

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Pur Cosmetics are one of my favorite brands.  They always are releasing new, fun and innovative cosmetics and skincare. I received these new products for my honest review.

This weekend, if you shop on their website you can get 50% off the whole site (except for the mystery bag).  I am going to give the retail price of these items, but they will be half that this weekend with the code MEMDAY50 on purcosmetics.com.

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I have wanted this as soon as it came out, so I’m excited I got to try it!  It’s the 4-in-1 Blush Book ($36) — This is such a cool palette.  It is huge and has four full sized blushes in it.  The pans are removable so they can be used in a z-palette. My shade called Passionate came a bit broken, and it’s worse now.  I have to be careful of the palette, I can’t throw it around!  But it’s a pretty color and I still use it.

The blush is formulated with vitamins and botanical extracts and is long-wearing.  Each pan has 3 complimentary shades. You can use them separately, or swirl them together.  Here’s swatches of each pan swirled together:

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From left to right is Honest, Passionate, Determined and Loyal.  I find myself reaching for Honest and Passionate, but Loyal is gorgeous, too!  I have to have the right makeup on to use that one because it’s shimmery and bold. Loyal is pretty, but a little deep for my skin tone. I think there is a shade for almost every skin tone in this palette. The blush formula is very smooth and blend well.

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This is a tiny eye shadow set called On-the-Go Eyeshadow Palettes ($14 USD).  You get both the Day and the Night palettes.  They are small, you can see the scale in the below photo as I hold the Night palette in my hand. IMG_1075

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This is the Day palette.  This feels more cool toned to me, but there are a couple of warm shades in it.  This is very work appropriate

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The Night palette is very warm toned. This can be used to create a really dramatic evening look with the bottom row, but the top row can make a nice day look too.

Here are my swatches:

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This is the Day palette.  As you can see, the two shimmery shades are not showing up well on my arm.  But they do look nice on the eye.

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These swatched better, and also look nice on the eyes.  The formulas of these eye shadows are very butter and pigmented.  There is not a lot of kick up in the pan or fall out on the eye.  They blend well, too.

I think these are very travel friendly and so affordable.  Plus, if you get the set on sale this weekend, it will only be $7!

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Now, to apply this fun makeup, I use the Essentials Brush Set ($39 USD).  These brushes are very soft and densely packed. The packaging and handles are a little industrial for my taste, but they are pretty cool looking.

Do you like PUR Cosmetics?  Are you picking up anything during the sale this weekend?