July 27, 2011

Discounted Urban Decay and MAC!

Today I made a really awesome discovery-- allcosmeticswholesale.com, a site that features copious amounts of legit, discounted cosmetics.  The brands I was most excited for was Urban Decay and MAC, but there is a slew of other big brands offered there (Bobby Brown, Clinique, Laura Mercier; etc).

Why are they discounted?  It seems that what's on here is discontinued (including my favorite Easy Lounger lipglass from MAC's To the Beach collection, swatched here), was a tester, was a little damaged, or was a tester.  Not sure how i feel about purchasing a cosmetic that was a tester (assuming it was from a retail store), but a tester brush is all right with me.  As long as the bristles aren't all crazy and falling out, you can just wash it and it'll be good as new!  With that said, I bought three different Urban Decay eyeshadow brushes, for less than the cost of two. SO EXCITED!  I already have the angled blush brush from them, and it's awesome.  The site said two of the three brushes i ordered are missing the UD boxes, so I'm curious how they'll be packed for the shipment.  Can't wait until they come!

July 12, 2011

Kat Von D: Coming Fall '11- more new stuff!

Sephora has released information for what's coming for fall for the Kat Von D line!  I personally am most excited for the revamped black mascara!

My all-time favorite mascara was the High Voltage mascara in Lucifer (a deep black), which has been discontinued for a while now. It volumized and curled my lashes like no one's business, and it was only $18 (compared to my current favorite, Dior Iconic, which rings in at $28).  The new Sin-full mascara promises to do the same thing, but looks like it has metal packaging.  Can't wait to see if it lives up to my former HG product!

clockwise from left: KvD Sinner palette, KvD Poetica palette, KvD Saint palette
There are two three new palettes in this collection.  Is it just me, or do they
 look like the 2011 versions of the Beethoven, True Love, and Ludwig palettes?  Except this time, THERE'S NO CREAM SHADOWS!!! HOORAY! Also, instead of the little brushes that everyone complained about, there is a mini black eyeliner.  The carved packaging is  pretty interesting too.
Also coming for fall are a new fragrance and "foil" lipsticks.  The perfume is called "Poetica", which boasts notes of dewy rose petals, passion fruit, crushed berries, white orchid, tuberose, tahitian cherry, sambac jasmine, sensual musk, praline, blonde woods, and amber. 

While Sephora.com doesn't mention them, Miss Katherine von Drachenburg herself posted a picture on twitter of the new lipsticks, and said they were coming at the end of the month (the picture has since been removed).  The packaging looked like that of the Sin-full mascara, and there were 5 new colors.  The shade Adora (metallic warm red), which was released last fall was included in the roundup with the new packaging.
The new "Foiled Love" lipsticks have been posted on Sephora! The shades offered range from peach to amethyst.  I have my eye on "Forever and Never" which is described to be "metallic golden peach."  The description also claims that it will moisturize your lips, so I'm curious to try them out since the only shimmery KvD lipstick I have (Coral Castle) dries my lips out a little.

Something else that's new for fall with the line is the Rehab Priming Elixir.  From the description, it looks like it's supposed to provide your skin with hydration-- not sure if it's meant to be an all-out moisturizer or not.  This definitely doesn't sound like it will mattify your skin at all. As an oily skinned gal, makes me sad, though i'm still curious to try this one out.  (EDIT: The first line of the description is it's a mattifying primer! D'oh!) If anything, the packaging is pretty!  

Does any of this upcoming collection catch your eye?  What other fall collections are you chomping at the bit for?  Let me know in the comments!

You can view the upcoming collection- as well as the current collections- at Sephora.
If you're on twitter, you can follow Kat Von D @thekatvond.  SHAMLESS SELF PROMOTION ALERT: You can also follow me @killerteeth

July 11, 2011

MAC's Bloggers' Obsessions! (and a look using KvD's Truth palette)

Who else hopped onto the MAC site as soon as the Blogger's Obsessions collection went live?  What a cool idea this was!  I think it would be awesome if this was a recurring collection (would once a year be too much?), but different bloggers were chosen every time.  I personally would love to see what Cora of Vintage or Tacky would have come up with!

From the collection, i only picked up the Hocus Pocus eyeshadow (created by Lianne at themakeupgirl.net) and the Evolution Revolution lipglass (created by Karen at makeupandbeautyblog.com.  Karen even shows 12 ways to use the shade she created!).  The eyeshadows Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle! and Jealousy Wakes were calling my name too, but I resisted. I feel like SNS looked similar to Rebekah (warm brown with gold micro glitter) from the KvD True Love palette, and I felt like i wouldn't wear Jealousy Wakes alot (even though it looked GORGEOUS).
Evolution Revolution

Even though all 12 of Karen's looks with Evolution Revolution were super pretty, I mostly got it in hopes it was a close match to my favorite (and limited edition) lipglass, Easy Lounger (from last summer's To the Beach collection).   Easy Lounger is a super sheer, cool-toned pink with pearls.  It looks good with so many different colors!  Evolution Revolution is a warm-toned milky coral with gold shimmer.  Sadly, not as close as I thought it would be, but it's still a pretty color!
R: Evolution Revolution L: Easy Lounger

I won't bother reviewing Hocus Pocus since it's sold out, but, if you're interested,  this is a look I did using this + the KvD Truth palette.

Products used:
crease/outer corner: MAC Hocus Pocus (slightly shimmery dark grey w/ slight olive tinge & iridescent glitter.)
lid: KvD Long Distance (bright shimmery lime green with gold glitter)
blending color: KvD Rehab (shimmery pale taupe with clear glitter) *I used this to blend Hocus Pocus and Long Distance together, and to soften the look a little.
highlight: KvD Sugar Skull (shimmery cream with golden shift)
brows: KvD Lucifer (matte black)
Diorshow Iconic mascara
KvD Autograph liner- Puro Amor (matte black)