REVIEW: URBAN DECAY PULP FICTION PALETTE & MRS. MIA WALLACE REVOLUTION LIPSTICK

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Hello Everyone!

This is literally a dream come true. My favorite director is Quentin Tarantino, for those of you who do not know that already. Pulp Fiction is a great movie. If you haven’t seen it, what are you doing with your life?? It is on Netflix by the way (along with Kill Bill Volume 1, Kill Bill Volume 2, Jackie Brown, and Reservoir Dogs).

When I saw that Urban Decay was releasing a Pulp Fiction collection in honor of the 20 year anniversary of the film, well, I was all over it!! I was only able to get two items (thanks Todd!), but I am so happy with them. The only other thing I would purchase from the collection would be the nail polish.

Let’s get to it!

Pulp Fiction Palette

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From left to right: FURIOUS, RIGHTEOUS, TYRANNY, VENGEANCE, ANGER

I love that all of the shadows are words from Jules’ quote from the bible; he is one bad mother fucker!

I would say this, if you have the Naked Basics (and you don’t care for Pulp Fiction) then you can skip out on this one. I had the chance to pick up the Naked basics earlier this year, and I am so happy that I did. Honestly, I would buy this palette even if I had the basics. It is just something that I really needed to have.

Let’s talk about the shades: (In order of my swatches)

  • Furious: is described as a “white satin”. It is a stark white shade with micro-glitter. It makes a perfect highlight shade.
  • Righteous: is described as a “light cream matte”. This one is probably the most chalky of the five, but it blends well. This matte vanilla cream color (slightly yellow toned) makes a perfect base.
  • Tyranny: is described as a “warm brown matte”. This color looks just like a very milky chocolate (orange-toned brown). It is the perfect brown for the crease! I was nervous because of how warm this brown is (I am very cool-toned), but I really like it.
  • Vengeance: is described as a “deep taupe-brown matte-satin”. The taupe in the brown makes this a nice, dark neutral brown. I think matte-satin is a good term for this because it looks matte from far away, but you can see a satin depth to it when you look closely. Great for the outer corner!
  • Anger: is described as a “black satin with slight tonal sparkle”. This black is definitely not the blackest black, but it is a nice dark black shade. It has largest chunks of glitter compared to the other shades, but that being said, the glitter is still slight and very small.

All of the shades have great pigmentation and are “buttery” smooth. I think this is a wonderful neutral palette.

The packaging is made of cardboard, but it is very sturdy. The mirror is a nice size, and the brush is a nice added touch. The packaging style can be related to the Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette, as they both have the magnetic cardboard casing. The Too Face palette comes with “get the look” and the palette does have a pocket for them. The Pulp Fiction palette came with a get the look card as well, but no pocket. I don’t mind because I only used the card’s direction for reviewing purposes and will not be using it again. I will keep it in the packaging that the palette came in though.

This palette along with all of the Pulp Fiction collection is limited edition, so get it while you still can! The palette runs for $34 USD, a little more pricey compared to the Naked Basics at $28 USD for six shades instead of five (no brush).

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Here is the “get the look” for Mrs. Mia Wallace. I didn’t feel like wearing mascara today, but I followed the card that came with the palette for my eyeshadow. I tend to not care for the directions that come with eyeshadow, but this one is definitely not bad. I think some extra blending would really make this look more “Mia”, but I am excited to make my own neutral looks with it. I definitely feel awesome wearing this shadow. It is nice to have a strictly almost matte neutral palette, which is great for daily use.

 

Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick

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This lipstick is described as “deep blood-red” shade. I completely have to agree. This lipstick is so pigmented and creamy. It is a nice finish which gives a slight shine. I have been wearing it for hours with zero fade and it is definitely not drying. I am a red lipstick fanatic, and I am glad to have this one. As you can see from the photo I put above of Mia, he lipstick does seem a bit darker than this one. It would have been nice to have an even darker blood red, like more of an oxidized blood. BUT I am super happy with this shade still. It is beautiful.

This lipstick runs for $22 USD, the same price as the other Revolution Lipsticks, but the packaging is a gunmetal black instead of the standard silvery gray.

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Here is a full photo. The only other product on my face besides what I just reviewed are my brows. I definitely feel fabulous. I’m ready to overdose on some cocaine! (Just kidding)

What do you think of the new collection?

Tina

(I am not affiliated with Urban Decay)
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FOTD: June 6th, 2014

Hello everyone!

I thought I would just do a quick face of the day today. I am excited to review a bunch of products, but I want to use them just a tad bit more so that I can review them properly!

I wanted to look fabulous while I sat in bed and binged watch season two of Orange is the New Black! I won’t give any spoilers, but I feel like I should have waited to read the book until the series was finished… I am too practical for the huge differences between the book and the show! I am just going to have to enjoy the series in all of it’s false-ness. (:

Onto the products!
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  •  YSL Creme Blush in shade 4, Audacious Orange
  • MUFE Aqua Liner in shade 4, Diamond Lagoon Green
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner, Jet Black
  • Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
  • ELF Brow Kit, Medium (Mixed with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean)
  • MAC Lip Erase Balm in Dim
  • MAC Amplified Lipstick in Vegas Volt
  • NYC Eyelash Curler

Photos, photos galore!

I really wasn’t in the mood to take selfies today, sorry if I don’t look too excited! (:

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I did a larger wing with the MUFE liner, then went over it with the Stila pen.

I did a larger wing with the MUFE liner, then went over it with the Stila pen.

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Looks like someone needs a wax!

Looks like someone needs a wax!

Glasses for comparison.

Glasses for comparison.

This blush is ridiculous. It's so natural, yet stands out beautifully.

This blush is ridiculous. It’s so natural, yet stands out beautifully.

I hope you enjoyed my FOTD! If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask!

xoxo
Tina

OOTD/FOTD Vegas Edition

Why hello ladies and gentleman!

I had a nice time in Las Vegas over the weekend. If you read my last post then you know that my reason for being in “Sin City” was for an European Car Festival (Wuste).

It was was definitely hot and the wind was crazy, but I had a nice time seeing people that I don’t get to see very often! I also met a bunch of awesome people as well. My boyfriend, Todd, and I always enjoy going to these events together. Our friend also drove down from Sacramento, so it was awesome to see him as well!

Let’s jump to the things that you guys care about!

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This was my outfit for main day of the festival, Saturday. I wanted my skirt to be tight fitting because of how windy it was!!

  • Blouse: H&M (Gift from the lovely Todd)
  • Belt: Forever 21
  • Skirt: Forever 21
  • Wedges: Urban Outfitters

I wanted to keep it simple, and I actually got a lot of compliments from random people! Yay!

Now, my makeup:

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I decided to skip the BB cream so that I could reapply my sunscreen as needed. I learned that matte lip products are not the best things for 20+ mph winds, but I managed! Ok, it was so windy that I thought that my false eyelashes were going to just fly right off of my face! They lasted throughout the day though! It was my first time wearing them in public, and I felt fabulous. I ended up cutting my Callas lashes and only putting them on the outer corner of my eye. They were a lot easier to apply that way (great for beginners like me!).

  • Elta MD facial sunscreen, SPF 40
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12hr Blush, Tipsy
  • Too Faced Snow Bunny
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless (setting powder)
  • Covergirl Clean Concealer
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • ELF Brow Kit (Mixed with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean)
  • Callas Lashes (cut)
  • Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner Pencil (tight line)
  • Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
  • UD Naked 3 (Limit, Burnout, Nooner, Darkside, Blackheart, & Strange)
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso

I wanted to do big, dramatic wings, but my eyes were so irritated from the hot wind. I decided to keep it simple this weekend!

Bonus:

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Here is the man behind the camera; the man who stole my heart! I had a great time with him, and he always spoils me to pieces!

Product list for this photo (taken Friday):

  • Elta MD Facial Sunscreen, SPF 40
  • Clinique Cheek Pop in Peach Pop
  • Too Faced Snow Bunny
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless (setting powder)
  • ELF Brow Kit (Mixed with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean)
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • UD Naked 3 (Limit, Nooner, Factory, Darkside, Strange)
  • Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner Pencil (Tight Line)
  • Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
  • NYX soft matte lip cream in San Paulo

I hope you enjoyed the read! If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them.

xoxo
Tina

Review: NYX soft matte lip cream in San Paulo

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I had no idea that I would be purchasing a HOLY GRAIL product yesterday. Well, let’s be honest here, I didn’t know that Todd would be purchasing a HG product for me!

I have heard many wonderful things about NYX’s soft matte lip creams. I have no idea why I waited so long to jump onto the bandwagon, but I am happy that I am finally here.

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San Paulo is the most beautiful rosy pink shade that I have ever owned. This year I have decided to venture away from my tried and true red lipstick (as much as it pains me to do so). Pinks are my worst fear, but San Paulo gets me all giddy inside!! Yes, lipstick gets me excited, I know you probably feel the same way if you are reading my blog on the regular! 😉

I just want to wear a broad range of colors, and this lip cream is perfect for daily wear. I fear that I may stop wearing all of my other lip products because I love this so much.

This lip cream pairs perfectly with the Naked 3 palette by the way.

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Pros:

  • Very pigmented
  • Long lasting
  • Minimal touch up after eating
  • Smells like a sugar cookie (drool)
  • Only $6
  • Matte
  • Not drying

Cons:

  • Honestly, none! (:

Blushing Daisy Score: 10/10!

Go to Target and pick one of the babies up! What are you waiting for?

xoxo
Tina

Quick Eye Makeup- 5/7/14

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I really don’t like uploading photos from my phone, but I don’t have my camera with me at school! (Hello from my college’s library!)

This morning, I snagged a few products before I ran off to school. I am happy that the bathrooms in the library are empty in the morning, and the lighting is, surprisingly, quite nice!

My eye makeup today consists of only four products!

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  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe
  • MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Faux
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner (Black)
  • Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara (Black)

 

Directions:

  1. With a CLEAN finger, apply the color tattoo onto your eye as a base.
  2. Blend it out upwards slightly above your eye socket.
  3. Apply Faux all over where you just applied the color tattoo.
  4. Apply a heavier, concentrated layer of Faux in the outer corner.
  5. BLEND your crease!! You do not wan’t a solid line of shadow (The photo doesn’t show how blended it really is in person, I apologize!)
  6. I would add a highlight from where the shadow you just applied ends, to the brow bone. (This will help you blend as well- I didn’t have one with me)
  7. Line your eyes with eyeliner however you please (optional)
  8. Add Faux under your eye lightly. This will make your eyeliner look less harsh if you apply it on your lower eye (as I did).
  9. Curl those lashes with a WARM curler! (I stick it in my waist band on my pants when I start my makeup so that my skin can warm it up!)
  10. Apply mascara. Let dry.
  11. Apply another coat of mascara. (optional, I didn’t today).
  12. I applied my mascara to my brows to fill them in a bit more!

You can use any color cream eyeshadow along with a complimenting powder shadow! Have fun with it!

I really hope that you have a wonderful hump-day!

xoxo
Tina

FOTD-5/2/14

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I love making defined lines with pencil liner. It just looks so different compared to liquid to me (I love liquid too, don’t get me wrong!).

Today I did a nice spring look, and I thought that I would share!

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Eyes:

  • Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance
  • Urban Decay Naked 3 palette-
  1. Base: Strange
  2. Crease blended upwards: Liar
  3. Crease concentrated: Darkside
  4. Outer lower lash line: Darkside
  • Highlight: White strip from Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzer
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Eyeliner Pencil
  • MUFE Smokey Extravagant Mascara
  • Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara
  • ELF Eyebrow kit (mixed with NYX jumbo pencil in Black Bean)


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Lips:

  • Buxom Lipstick in Centerfold

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Face:

  • ELF face primer
  • Covergirl Clean Concealer in Light
  • Covergirl tinted moisturizer in Fair to Light
  • Too Faced Snow Bunny (highlight & bronzer)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless

Products:

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I hope you are having a wonderful Friday!

xoxo
Tina

FOTD: 4/18/14

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Hello everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I have been REALLY busy, and that is why this post is a day late! I want to start posting more FOTDs (Face Of The Days), as well as tutorials! If you have any suggestions for tutorials: comment below, post on my Facebook page (link below), tweet me (link below), or email me at blushingdaisyblog@gmail.com!

My father is in town for the weekend, and we went out to dinner last night! I have been in a bit of a makeup rut, being so busy with school and all. So, I was excited to get back into the groove! If you want a tutorial on any of my FOTD posts, let me know!

Product List:

  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
  • Ecotools brushes were used
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless (loose powder)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy (VERY lightly applied)
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • ELF Eyebrow Kit, mixed with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black
  • MUFE Smokey Extravagant Mascara
  • MAC Vegas Volt (Lipstick)
  • Naked 3 Palette:
  1. Base: Strange
  2. Crease Blended upwards: Liar
  3. Crease Concentrated: Blackheart
  4. Highlight: Strange

Any questions? Feel free to ask!

Here is my lovely father, one of my best friends:

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xoxo
Tina

*I am not affiliated with any of the products listed above.

Review/FOTD: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick-Beso

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First off, I want to apologize: I am a hot mess, as well as my bedroom!

Todd and I went to a car show yesterday (He won best compact car by the way). It was hot, and I had to keep applying sunscreen. That is why my face may look a bit weird in the photo. You know what I didn’t need to reapply? My lipstick.

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Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso is my ALL time favorite lipstick. It is the perfect, bright red, and it lasts forever. My photo above is an after photo, over 8 hours after application!!

It is expensive, retailing at $22, but I think it is worth it. The fact that I don’t have to reapply as often as regular lipstick makes up for it.

I make sure not to eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after I apply my lipstick. Liquid lipstick needs time to set! I ate doughnuts and garlic curly fries (unhealthy, I know!), and I drank a lot of water. No budging from my lipstick! The only time I have budging when I eat is if it is something greasy, like pizza.

One of my biggest deciding factors in purchasing this lipstick last year was that it is kiss proof. I always sacrifice wearing lip products because I don’t want to sacrifice giving Todd smooches! It is also a plus that it smells so wonderful.

Some people find this lipstick to be drying, but I don’t really have a problem. It is like any other matte lipstick in that sense! I make sure to exfoliate my lips prior and I wear a heavy layer of balm while I am doing the rest of my makeup. I remover the excess balm before application though. If you wear lipgloss over it, it will transfer.

Blushing Daisy Score:

  • Pigmentation: 5/5
  • Longevity: 5/5
  • Drying: 4/5
  • Price: 4/5

Total Score: 9/10

xoxo
Tina

 

*I am not affiliated with any products listed above.