Hourglass Panoramic Lip Liner & Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss Review – Raven & Muse

Hourglass Liner & Gloss

One of my favorite cosmetics brands, Hourglass, has launched new colors in their lip products, Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss and Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner. 

Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner 

I’m a fan of lip liners, even when they aren’t in vogue. I’m a dedicated lip liner user and I’ve tried so many brands over the years.

This liner is one that you sharpen. The other end features a high-quality blending brush. The outside of the liner represents the shade of… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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1960’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson

I’m going to go out and say it, Wanda Jackson is badass. The Queen of Rockabilly is in her 70’s and still rocks out (she’s on tour this year). She has influenced so many creative types throughout the years. I am happy that she finally got the recognition that she deserves (she was FINALLY inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009). Wanda is still a glamorous stone-cold fox that still wears rhinestones and sports big hair. To me she was always… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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1950’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Natalie Wood

I love “untouchable” red lips. Natalie looks stunning in this pic with minimal eye makeup and perfect, glossy red lips (with a hint of coral!). To get this look, do the following and don’t drink, kiss, or eat all evening 🙂

FACE: First, I applied Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light (not pictured) with my fingers. With a foundation brush, I applied Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra in Buff 3. To conceal under eye circles, I applied Rimmel Hide the

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Milani Coral Bora Bora Color Perfect Lipstick Review

Milani Coral Bora-Bora swatch

Weekly Cheap Secret:

After chatting with BotO‘s Dee, I decided to bust out some of my favorite Milani and orange lipsticks to swatch. I love orange lipsticks, even before they became a fad 😉 And I love Milani lip products. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any local vendors that carry the line since I moved. I hate this. It really is a great line. Here’s my review and swatch of Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in Coral Bora-Bora.… Continue reading | 4 Comments


High Voltage Cosmetics Eyeshadow Review & Swatches – Mermaid Shades

High Voltage Shimmer Eyeshadow Swatches & Review
Sunlight, no flash

Like I have said before, I ordered many samples of High Voltage Cosmetics Eyeshadows because I can’t resist a BOGO deal. Here is a review and swatches of 5 shades that I call “mermaid” shades because they remind me of the ocean and summer!

1. Shimmery Eyeshadow in Kiss & Makeup – I love this shade. It’s a pearly peach with tons of fuschia shimmer. This color makes blues eyes look bright. I can’t wait to… Continue reading | 1 Comment