Posts tagged ‘Sephora’

November 14, 2008

Makeup Not War


danysanzMake Up For Ever, created in 1984 by painter and sculpture Dany Sanz, has the most vibrant colors, and luxe and brilliant textures that allows for any technique a creative heart desires!  Sephora is offering its new limited-edition palette.  I WANT IT.  I CAN’T AFFORD IT. 



Dany Sanz Limited Edition Palette ($390)

June 27, 2008

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, Royal Blue

I checked out Sephora and discovered Christian Dior’s Diorshow in Azure Blue.  However, this is fairly expensive ($24), so I wanted to opt for something less expensive and with the same intensity in color.  I just purchased the the Great Lash mascara by Maybelline in Royal Blue, and ok so Great Lash is considered the number one mascara in America and I don’t completely get it.  It seems like some kind of unexplained craze because I’ve used several less popular mascaras that have similar results, and others that produce different results but looks just as amazing.  Anyway, Great Lash in Royal Blue has an electric blue look from the container to the applicator and on the lashes, but only in bright light.  Under normal lighting the blue looks very dark, almost black once applied.  Still it’s a great mascara for a damn affordable price, and it’s a pretty good substitute so I’m keeping it.  The results:

under normal lighting

bright lighting


June 4, 2008

New Make Up Obsession

So I’ve somehow developed an obsession with make-up in the last year.  I’ve been experimenting with colors and lines, and I can’t get enough; it’s so damn fun!!  Usually, I take the advantage of the weekends when I go out with friends to do crazy things with colors.  Sephora is like my playground, last time I was there, I think I managed to stay three hours until I realized- oh shit, I should get back to reality.  And then there’s M.A.C., of course.  Every time I walk into these stores I will walk out with multicolored lids, or shimmery cheeks, or glossy lips, if not all of the above (depending on the amount of time I have to spend).  I continue to purchase my share of colors and pallets, but now I’ve moved on to the more of what I call “short term” expenses.  Brushes.  They are really expensive.  (The long term expenses being the colors and pigments because the purchase of these items add up to a lot in the long run).  With the makeup brushes, especially good quality, award winning ones, you’re putting up a lot for one purchase, but you’ll only purchase one.  Anyway, being a broke college student, this price tag causes frustration and heartache on my part, especially now  that I have found a sincere joy in this creative outlet.  The other day I found this guy on youtube who is kind enough to share his wisdom.  EnKoreMakeup’s series of videos offer money-saving tips, make-up advice, and experimenting ideas.  I am loving this one about alternatives to expensive brushes…


K.  I’m on my way to Michael’s…