8/29/2016

ABH 'Trust Issues': old vs. new | comparison to 'Veronica'

Due to the fact that Norvina (the daughter of the founder of ABH Cosmetics) addressed the issue that many people said 'Veronica' and 'Trust Issues', both are liquid lipsticks, looked way too similar, she renewed the color of Trust Issues. I thought that's a great occasion to compare them side by side and also give you my thoughts on the newer version of Trust Issues including swatches, so you can make up your own mind.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Comparison Veronica Trust Issues new old



Original Trust Issues: More like a rusty/brownish red
Renewed Trust Issues: Described as a dusty aubergine
Veronica: Described as a taupe mauve

In my opinion, Veronica and the previous color of Trust Issues don't look similar at all, even if they both are brownish - I can still see a big difference. I feared that the current one would look more like 'Potion' because now they are both aubergine colors but my worries were unfounded since Potion is way deeper and darker.

Veronica vs. old trust issues vs. new trust issues

What has changed are both formulation and color in both products compared to other colors of the brand.  I like that because I am not a huge fan of the original formulation since I got to try other brands' liquid lipsticks and now am able to tell a difference. The newer ones dry down better, don't take that long to settle and last longer while the original ones need way too long to dry down completely on my lips, even if I exfoliate and moisturize the hell out of them. Without these steps, liquid lipstick just will look patchy on me since I have dry lips which means that I probably should stick to a normal lipstick. Colorwise I like both versions, the old and the new one.
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8/26/2016

What's new in beauty land? #3

When I combed through the Sephora website - this time I only relied on Sephora - I recognized that at the moment many beauty companies are coming out with mascaras and concealers and I also saw many new brands, well, at least, I've never heard of them before, but let's just see which products I would like to spoil myself with.

What's new in beauty land? #3
pic via Sephora
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1. Urban Decay - Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow
These eyeshadows are the creamy liquid version of the pressed Moondust eyeshadows from Urban Decay. The liquids contain microfine bits of iridescent sparkle and 3-D metallics. I own way too many palettes which is why I skipped the pressed version and I am not quite sure if I would use all of these colors, so I prefer to buy my desired shades individually. Just look at these swatches and make up your own mind.

2. Givenchy - Le Prisme Superstellar Intense & Radiant Eyeshadow
Honestly, I am the stupid gal that would buy this compact only because of the star-shaped pans. It is definitely on the pricier side, but from a brand like Givenchy I expect nothing less. This little palette contains three eyeshadows which are very pigmented, but versatile. You can use the glittery silver (big star) as a highlighter or the matte pink coral as a blush or highlighter as well.

3. Urban Decay  - All Nighter Liquid Foundation
Last year, I had a phase where I fooled myself believing that I would like a sheer coverage foundation. Mhm. So I bought the Urban Decay Naked skin liquid foundation which isn't bad at all, but just not my go-to product because of its coverage. So, for this year's fall collection, UD finally came out with a foundation that has full coverage and provides a matte finish. Furthermore it's oil-free, lasts all night and because of the high pigmentation you don't need to build it up, according to their description.

4. Smashbox - Studio Skin 24 Hour Waterproof Concealer

Even if I don't wanna spend money on high-end concealers since I am fine with mine from the drugstore, a pricier alternative won't kill me and maybe provides the coverage of my life. This one from Smashbox is oil-free, waterproof, hydrating and lasts throughout a 24-hour shoot. It has a creamy formula, a medium to full coverage, is buildable, and light-diffusing. Since the company has their own photo studio and uses their products on the models I don't think that the concealer won't do his job.

5. Smashbox - Master Class Palette: Lighting Theory

While I own a ton of eyeshadow palettes, I don't have one that includes shadows, highlighters, blushes etc. You know, just all-in-one. That's where this guy comes in. For someone that doesn't contour, highlight or color correct on a daily base, I would not recommend this product, but since these steps are part of my daily makeup routine (except CC, but that will change soon), this palette would be perfect. When you are traveling or spending the night at a different place you don't need to carry around twenty different products with you, which we sometimes still do. It contains: 16 eye shadows (mattes and metallics), 3 blushes, 4 cream color correctors, 3 contouring creams, 3 cream highlighters and you also get the look insert, everything for a great price, in my opinion.


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8/24/2016

EOTD: Glittery turquoise feat. gold

While I was playing around with makeup I recognized that I've never done a look with turquoise as a main component. So, of course, I changed that fact and created a turquoise eye look mixed with some gold and a glittery eyeliner.



Eyes:
1. Primer:
Too Faced “Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer”
2. Whole Lid: Make Up For Ever Artist 2 PaletteME-232”, crease:ME-700
3. Water line: NARS Larger than life long-wear eyeliner in “Via Veneto"
4. Eyeliner: Urban Decay Heavy Metal in "Junkshow"
5. Lower lash line: Inner corner: "ME-910", middle: "ME-232", outer corner: "ME-700"
6. False lashes: Huda Beauty in “Sasha #11
7. Mascara: Chanel Dimensions de Chanel "#10 Noir"

Face:
1. Foundation: L'Oréal Paris Glam Bronze Cushion de Soleil (yeah, it's a liquid bronzer and I used it for the whole face)
2. Under eye area: Garnier "Roll-on Anti-dark circles"
3. Areas where needed: Maybelline FIT me! Concealer in # 25
4. Baking: RCMA "No color powder"
5. Contouring & Bronzing: Anastasia Beverly Hills Original Contour Kit Light to Medium in "Java"& Urban Decay Beached Bronzer "Bronzed"
6. Highlighting: Anastasia Beverly Hills Moon Child Glow Kit in “Blue Moon
7. Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in “Medium Brown

Lips: MAC in "Flat out fabulous"





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