Saturday, June 26, 2010

REVIEW - Urban Decay Primer Potion, Midnight Cowboy, Swatches, 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero, etc...

Hi everyone! So this is going to be a looooonnngggg post mostly of me yaddahx2. x)
First of all I would like to apologize for the lack of updates and for not being active as I used to be.
Classes have already started so I'm going to be a bit busier but I promise to update whenever my schedule allows me to.

Let's begin this post with the look I did when my sister went out last night:

So now my sisters always badger me before they go out and insist that I be the one to apply their makeups. :o/ Well, it's actually fine since I get to play and relax when I put makeup on them. x)
I applied blue eyeliner on top of the black eye liner to make her eyes pop. ^o^

Face:
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals in W03 Apricot Sand
Coty Transluscent Air spun powder
MAC to the beach Hipness Blush
Benefit Highbeam

Eyes:
UDPP
Mac ESCross-cultural
Mac ES Amber Lights
I also used a shimery beige from the 88 shimmer coastal scent pallete as a highlight and black as a contour
Urban Decay Skyscraper Multi-Benefit Mascara
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
Prestige Eyeliner in Rhapsody
Etude House Tear drop liner white
She didn't want me to touch her eyebrows. LOL! I don't actually know what she uses on her brows either.

Lips:
Lipstick in Midnight Cowboy
Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss in Timothy


Also, I recently purchased some items from MAC.
Cross-Cultural and Amber Lights
These are my first eyeshadows from MAC since I have never really bothered much about the brand before. I stuck with neutral colors since it's safer. LOL!
The eyeshadows are very creamy and pigmented and are a good buy if you are looking for eyeshadows to invest in. :) These don't come cheap in the Philippines although my mom claims that they're already affordable. O.o Well, she uses Shu Uemera, Shisheido and Clarins. I guess it really is cheaper than those brands. :o/

I will do a seperate review on my other acquisition so I didn't include it here. For swatches of these eyeshadows please scroll down.

So on to the review/s:

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
There have been some requests for a review of it although I'm quite sure that there are a lot of existing ones. :) I'm actually not much of an eyeshadow person. I rarely put eyeshadow on because I'm just too lazy but since everyone has one of these I thought it'd make a great addition to my makeup stash.
Plus since I already tried this, I can say that I don't want to use ES's without UDPP now.
The one I have is on the left side. I randomly grabbed this photo from the net since I forgot to take pictures of the products. 
Very creamy and glides on skin like butter

Anyway here's my take on it:

Pros:
- Creamy
- makes eyeshadow application easier since the ES just glides after this is applied.
- makes colors stand/pop out.
- Cute packaging

Cons:
- Quite pricey.
- Quickly dries and cakes if it isn't evenly spread out.
- I think I won't be able to get all the potion from the bottle once it's used up.
- Is it jusrt me or is everyone getting too much product from the wand applicator...? :/
Cross cultural and amber lights with another eyeshadow from Smashbox Classifeyed pallete. The first 3 are without primer and the other three on the right side have primer underneath. Notice the difference?
Without flash. Ok, there's definitely something wrong with me I should have placed the other swatch on the left side since it doesn't have any primer. Sorry. >o<" This look brighter and more colorfull in person. I don't know what's with the camera. 

This is my first eyeshadow primer and despite all the cons I have written about it, I'm still very happy with my purchase. :3

Lipstick in Midnight Cowboy
This is what it looks like but the camera made my skin look blue in this picture. O.O WTH!?!

This is a very sheer lippie. Yes, it's very creamy and does keep my dry lips moisturized without the help of a balm. However it's just too sheer.
I really wouldn't recommend purchasing this. It could work if you plan to layer it with another lipstick but on it's own it's really just barely there so unless
you really want to spend money on something that's just not worth it, I'd recommend that you skip this. Uhhh yeah, the packaging is really cute so this can probably be used as a display on your to go kits. LOL!

Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss in Timothy
Swatch. Swiped once.
Excuse my blue skin LOL! 
Excuse the silly duck lips. LOL! 
Can I just say that the packaging completely cracked me up? x) This didn't really amaze me. It's just like any lipgloss. It doesn't stay on me as well as MAC lip glasses do.
The color is too sheer to be used on it's own but is perfect for low maintenance looks as it looks natural. The color is Coral with a pink glow but I'd say it's mostly coral.
The scent as is claimed by many bloggers is really yummy! This is definitely not for you if your the kind of person who eats her lippie. This can also be used with your favorite coral lipstick to give it more shine.

 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero  
I haven't sharpened it yet. 
Swatched. I rubbed and put water on the right one. I rubbed it twice with force. 
Pros:
- Creamy
- Glides on very smoothly
- Stays and does stay on for a long time. Like... yeah, you need a makeup remover to take it off.
- Application is a breeze since it comes in pencil form!

Cons:
- Pricey :(
- I hate having to sharpen it and I haven't really sharpened mine either. LOL!
On my eyes. >o<" 

I'd also like to say that it isn't completely water proof because last night I went to Quiapo to attend mass and before the mass ended it started to rain cats and dogs.
I didn't have an umbrella and got drenched in the rain. I know I should have waited for it to stop but I wanted to go home because I was already tired so I took the plunge! LOL!
It smudged a little. Yeah, only a bit... Like what people do when they want smokey eyes. It didn't give me terrible panda eyes but it still smudged on my lower line. :p Amazingly the liner on my upper eyelid stayed on despite everything.
I'm definitely going to re-purchase this. :D


I'm going to do a seperate review of the mascara if you ladies want one. :) I have forgotten to take photos of the packaging and I'm really sorry. :/ I just wanted to post something LOL!
Have a fun weekend everyone!


xxx,
Sugar

23 comments:

Kitten said...

Great review sugar! Thanks for sharing! ^_^ Lovin' that pouty lips XD

locke said...

wow! your sister's lovely =) you did a great job! love the make up^^ oh, the urban decay eye pencil looks nice~ love the shade black on you, compliments your skin color^^

Lavender said...

I share the same view with you regarding UDPP and the UD eye liner, simply adore them.

Dina (XYYan) said...

Great reviews! Your sister look so cute :)

sugar sugar said...

Kitten - Thank you. :)

locke - Thank you for your compliments. :3

Dina - Thanks! ^_^

Lavender - Yes, those two are definitely worth it. :)

nisa-chan said...

love the review!!
ur sister sooo pretty!!! :)

Silver Strands said...

That glide-on pencil looks great - need soft stuff around the eyes!
oxox
Denalee

Sakie and Thomas Gantz said...

I feel bad that being a man, I have nothing really to comment on your great articles related to make-up (other than saying you did a great job with your sister and she looks beautiful). I guess I should get Sakie over here more to comment on posts like this, but she has been busy writing a book these days. I hope your package arrives soon and in good shape. :-)

sugar sugar said...

nisa-chan - thank you. i'm happy that you liked it.

Denalee - It's good but kind of pricey. I haven't used anything comparable to it yet but if I do find something I will let you know.

Thomas - LOL! Thank you for commenting. :3 It's nice to get a guy visit my blog too, you know. :) At leaast I can get a manly perspective. LOL!

Goodluck to Sakie and to the book she's writing! :) Will let you know when the package arrives. :o)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Lovely EOTDs on both on you! Your sis is lucky to have you be her makeup artist. *^_^* Great haul you got. I'm more of a neutrals girl too so I would've done the same....hehe. :) For the UDPP, a lot of girls have been cutting it in half and then scooping out the remains to get the most out of it.

Bea said...

Good review sis! After I read your post, I'm itching to buy UD hall of fame. Ugh, I can't stop spending. geeeez. :) I need to have that udpp. :D me thinks I'm the only make-up junkie who doesn't own udpp. hahahah :)

-www.bheii.onsugar.com

✿Lady Mitchelli✿ said...

I agree with the 24/7 glide on pencil. it does smudge a little.. but it still works amazing on my eyes too, so i'll definitely repurchase this one. Your sissy looks pretty, and so are you.. =)

Ariel said...

Love the makeup you did for your sister!

☆Anastacia☆ said...

Agree, e/s primer is definitely need thing to be!

Nice MAC haul and soooo pretty blue eye liner! Looks pop!

pinkstrawberrielove said...

your pretty yourself as well! love the look and make-up you used! would love to see more! =]

jellytelly_ri-chan said...

you did a lovely makeup for your sister!!!! I like your review on the eye pencil. seems good... hehehe... but I've yet to buy any MAC products on my own before. all my MAC stuffs so far are from my friends but I like their eyeshadows...

The Beautifier said...

Hey! Your sis is so pretty, you did a nice makeup on her :)) Nice review on the eye products, UDPP is a must-have eye primer for every makeup lover xoxo

Lady E said...

You have to depot the UDPP when the time comes! And you have to blog about it. = ) teehee...

MINAKICHU said...

Your sis looks pretty with your makeup. I wish I could also doll up my fat sis. Haha but she hates makeup so bad! I thought the Timothy lipstick rocks but you said it's just like any other lipgloss though! Great review on these products! Hugs:-)

sugar sugar said...

Bea - I have the same problem. Oh well... LOL! If it makes you happy then go for it! :)

Lady Mitchelli - Thank you. Yes, it still smudges. LOL! But it's pretty decent and, yeah, we should both repurchase it.

Ariel - Welcome back and thanks. :3 Hope you had a great trip.

Anastacia - Thank you. :3 I am now discovering the wonders of eye makeup! :3

pinkstrawberrielove - I will try to post more so stay tuned. LOL! Thanks. :)

ri-chan - mac's just way too pricey LOL! but it's just something you'd get because it's worth it.
thank you. glad you liked it.

The Beautifier - Thank you very much! :3

Lady E - LOL! Give me a year and I'll update you on how I depot it ahaha!

MINAKICHU - Maybe your sis is still young give her some time and I'm sure she'll also like makeup.
I can say that my MAC lipglasses are a lot better in terms of pigmentation and staying power, but the packaging and the scent rocks! LOL! x)

sugar sugar said...

you did a lovely makeup for your sister!!!! I like your review on the eye pencil. seems good... hehehe... but I've yet to buy any MAC products on my own before. all my MAC stuffs so far are from my friends but I like their eyeshadows...

sugar sugar said...

Your sis looks pretty with your makeup. I wish I could also doll up my fat sis. Haha but she hates makeup so bad! I thought the Timothy lipstick rocks but you said it's just like any other lipgloss though! Great review on these products! Hugs:-)

sugar sugar said...

I feel bad that being a man, I have nothing really to comment on your great articles related to make-up (other than saying you did a great job with your sister and she looks beautiful). I guess I should get Sakie over here more to comment on posts like this, but she has been busy writing a book these days. I hope your package arrives soon and in good shape. :-)

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