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1980’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Carol Alt

Mademoiselle Carol Alt cover

Most of the time when I think of 1980’s makeup, I cringe. I think about terrible contouring and frosty finishes and dry, lifeless skin. But, it seems that most magazine covers in the 80’s had great makeup like this 1981 issue of Mademoiselle magazine featuring model Carol Alt (who is still unbelievably gorgeous). This is an 80’s makeup look that one could wear today…and not to a costume party. I love Carol’s brows, eye makeup and glowing complexion. Here’s what I did to… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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High Voltage Eyeshadow Review & Swatches in Smoky Jewel Tones

High Voltage Eyeshadow Swatches in Smoky Shades

Here are 4 High Voltage Eyeshadows in various jewel tones that can be used for a smoky eye makeup eyes. These colors are rich and pigmented. All swatches are done without a primer.

1. Shimmery Eyeshadow in Strutter – This is a charcoal-ish purple with lots of purple, pink, and teal shimmer. This color really shimmers when worn.  You could just apply this for a smoky eye makeup look as I did below. I’m loving it over a black kohl… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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Wet n Wild Color Icon Holiday 2010 Eye Kit Palettes Review

Wet n Wild Color Icon Holiday Kits

I’m so delighted that I got my hands on all 4 of the limited edition Wet n Wild Color Icon Eye Kits! I’ve been lusting over them since I first saw them mentioned on Nouveau Cheap. Since then, I’ve  been on the hunt for the Wet n Wild Pixie Holiday Collection. I drove to 3 Walgreens before I found them (about 3 weeks ago). These limited edition kits are awesome! Each kit contains an eyeshadow palette with 6 eyeshadows… Continue reading | 13 Comments

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Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette Review in Pride & Lust

Weekly Cheap Secret:

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette contains 6 powder eyeshadows. Each palette contains 3 matte eyeshadows and 3 shimmer eyeshadows. There are 4 palettes in all (each named after a deadly sin). I am swatching and reviewing the palettes, Pride and Lust.

Wet n Wild Pride Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
Pride, flash on

Pride Palette: Surprisingly, the colors are mostly true in this palette. The matte shades include a white (with the faintest hint of mint)… Continue reading | 13 Comments