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Thursday, March 31, 2011

MAC 120 Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (ALL COLORS!)

Well, here I go! If you are confused at all about my numbering system, let me know. I will try to explain it or if you'd like to see a color by itself or in different lighting, comment me with the Row number and the number it is in the row (they are numbered 1-10 for each row).  Remember you can click each picture to see a larger version.

(Part of the "M" sticker fell off a few days after I had it)

Remember you can read my first impressions of this palette, unwrapping, and other's comments here:
MAC 120 Professional Palette
And you can buy this palette here:
Bundle Monster 120 Palette

MAC 120 Eyeshadow Palette (Fake)

Yep. I'm going to review my MAC 120 Eyeshadow Palette. It's fake and obvious now.

Let's see, where do I begin? I've heard and read hundreds of reviews and people's opinion about this palette.  It ranges from "MAC never made a 120 eyeshadow palette." to "MAC did TOO make a 120 eyeshadow palette just to sample colors." So who knows. I've also heard people say that they have called MAC stores and they will assure you they did not make one.  I honestly do not know. I'm just going to review my palette and the 1,000+ others I see selling on Ebay that look exactly like mine from anywhere in the range of $20-$256 (yep, saw it on there with another free fake MAC product for that price shipping from Australia. Mind you that didn't include shipping within the price.)  I also see people saying "Don't use it! China doesn't test their products." Then I kinda scratch my head and I'm like.... everything is made in China... So whatever. Use at your own risk I guess! Ha!

I've had this palette for about 6 months now and just never got around to swatching every one of them. I really do enjoy this palette.  Even though it's fake but I paid $33 for it on Ebay.  They colors are vibrant and come in matte, sheer, metallic, and shiny.  They are smooth to apply and a little creamy.  I'd recommend getting one, but do not get one over Ebay since the sellers overcharge for it just because it has or doesn't have a MAC sticker across the front.  Although, if you can find it for around $20-$30 then you're good. I'll actually show you my exact palette and where to buy it for retail value.

Now, I have used this palette before and never ran into any problems.  With my Urban Decay Primer Potion the eyeshadow stays on for a while (I've gotten up to 10 hours of wear before it starts to fade!).  But before you wear it out, swatch a little on your skin to see if you may be allergic.  I didn't have any problems with it, but you may or may not.  It's like that with any make-up really.

I wrote a blog a while back about this palette which includes my first impressions, unwrapping, other pictures, a few swatches and comments from others.  You can view that here:

My other review of the MAC palette

I would suggest reading that and the comments from other's before buying. I personally say go for it, but it's all a matter of your opinion! :)

Here is where you can buy this exact palette (as far as I can tell from the pictures) for retail price:

Bundle Monster Palette

Just don't fall for the overly-priced so called "MAC" palettes, pigments, etc. on Ebay.  I'm just looking out for all of you! I'll will post swatches of every color in another entry. Woo!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just a misc. rant.

Why is it that I try out name brand gel eyeliner (Physician's Formula) and my eye becomes all watery and annoying, but when I use my fake MAC products, nothing like this ever happens? Just goes to show you no one knows what they put in name brand stuff either.

Yes, I have knockoff MAC products I bought from Ebay before I knew all about most of the stuff being fake on there (keyword "most" not meaning "all" some people like to bitch at me for claiming they all are fake when I didn't say that).  I have the 120 palette, pigment, and eyeliner stick and besides the eyeliner, it's the best stuff I've used.  Also, before you buy MAC products on Ebay, research "fake MAC" there are some signs to spot the fakes. Also, if you'd like to read about my experience with fake MAC, you can view it here:

MAC 120 Professional Palette (Fake)
Fake MAC Cosmetics

Just research before you buy if you hate to be ripped off.  Personally, I don't mind it too much since I bought them all for a cheap price and what the wholesale price was that the buyer bought it for.  I will probably write a newer blog and show more swatches from my palette in the future. Just keep a look out!

Urban Decay Lipstick and Gloss

I actually got these two in a set with Primer Potion and Skyscraper Multi-Benefit mascara. I'm talking about Urban Decay Lipstick in Midnight Cowboy and Urban Decay Pocket Rocket in Timothy.  All of the items in the set were minis except the Primer Potion which was full size. Unfortunately I don't think they offer the set at this time, so the items are sold separately in full size.

Anyway, I actually like the Lipstick, it's smooth to apply and comes in great colors.  It also has an awesome design on the outside! It is described on Urban Decay's website as a sheer beige shimmer, which is very true. I think this may be one of my favorite colors of lipstick!

The lip gloss is also pretty cool.  It is described as a coral color with a pink glow.  It is also a little shimmery and very creamy and glossy.  Also, I thought it smelled a little like almonds! HA! I'm not sure, but it is a very pretty color overall and very glossy.  It comes in a variety of colors that match any look.  They also have cute guys on the outside!  That's always a plus!

You can find both of these products on Urban Decay's website.
Lip Stick
Lip Gloss

HIP Bright Shadow Duo-Reckless

I haven't used HIP brand make-up too much, but I do LOVE their colors.  A while back I bought the shadow duo, Reckless (#514), at Wal-mart just to try out since I liked the color.

I just got around to swatching it and trying it out some.  I will say, it's not too bad! It's a little creamy feeling so that's always a plus for me.  The duo contains a magenta sort of color and a dark purple which I'm sure you could pair together for a great look (I may try that sometime soon!).  On the back, they have a little compartment with a mirror and sponge applicator, which is good if you're on the go and need a touch up.  I'm not too sure if Wal-Mart still sells this, but I did find it online at drugstore.com for $7.99 and they have all the color choices that are available for the duo.  Not too bad for the price!

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

My First Post

Hi Everyone! This will be a place for me to review and talk about whatever I feel, whether it be make-up tutorials or reviews, photography, art, etc. Really just anything and everything! If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

Now I'm sure you want to know a little about me.  My name is Emily, I'm 20 years old and I live in North Carolina.  Currently I am unemployed and seeking employment.  This along with photography has become (or will become) a hobby of mine and I hope to keep this updated often.  I have four kitties and 4 birds (2 budgies, 1 Green-Cheek Conure, and 1 Indian Ringneck).  If you want to know anything else, don't be afraid to ask!