Monday, September 30, 2013

Short Hiatus!

Hello all! Just wanted to tell you that Glazed Over will be back up and running shortly, but please be patient as I am in the process of moving and my new home is internet-less! I hope to be back up in the next week or so.

Thanks for your understanding!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Quick Look: Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle - Beautiful Berry

Berry colors are all the rage this fall season, so I decided to follow the in-crowd and sport a rather trendy polish from the Sally Hansen nailgrowth Miracle line called Beautiful Berry. This line claims to grow nails up to 30% longer in 5 days thanks to a formula filled with peptides, keratin, biotin and multi-vitamins. I'm not sure it's actually making my nails longer, but I am enjoying the color!

This picture shows my nails after two days of wear (excuse my little nubbin middle finger - I broke it rolling down the car window... don't ask!) You can see some tip-wear, but overall it's been holding up nicely. It applied really smoothly and easily, and has a nice rounded applicator for more precise painting. I used two coats which is necessary for complete opacity. I topped it off with one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat.

This kind of brick red/berry red is absolutely perfect! I really like this polish, and I would definitely recommend you pick it up! I'm sure it will be one of your fall favorites in no time!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Product Empties II!

It's been a couple months since my last empties post, and this isn't the biggest group of products, but my husband I are moving in a bit here and you can bet I will NOT be bringing my trash with me! Time to get this stuff off my hands, tell you what I loved and what I didn't. Ready to see my trash?... 

  • Nature's Beauty(works) Sensitive Skin Cleansing & Makeup Remover Towelettes  - These cleansing towelettes were okay. The one thing I do like about them is that they're made with organic and all natural products. Each product is either plant, sugar or naturally derived. I used them to wipe off my makeup at the end of each day, which they did, but they just weren't wet enough for my taste. They are pretty heavily scented with the smell of chamomile, which I enjoy. I know this scent won't be for everyone, though. I found mine on sale at Trade Secret, but you can find them on for $5.99 (click link above to purchase). I would purchase these again.
  • Olay Fresh Effects (S'wipe Out!) Makeup Removal Cloths - I didn't like these. If I swiped too close to my eyes, my eyes would burn like crazy. You only get 20 wipes per package, which I think is a rip-off considering they retail for $5.99. (You may have noticed the Nature's Beauty(works) wipes came with 30!) I think for your money's worth you can get a better wipe for cheaper at the drugstore. I will not repurchase these.

  • Vidal Sassoon Restoring Repair One Minute Mask - I didn't love this hair mask and I didn't hate it. I grabbed it on sale at Target, and figured I'd give it a shot. I didn't notice my hair feeling much more hydrated than it is from a normal conditioner, even when leaving it in longer than the one minute it suggests. You can find this product at most drugstores for around $5. I probably won't buy this again because I've used better hair masks.
  • Finesse ReVitality Hydrate & Recover Conditioner - I really enjoyed this conditioner. My hair felt noticeably more hydrated and healthy after using it, and it felt especially soft and silky. This had a fruity scent that I liked as well. I found this at Big Lots, but you can find it on (click link) or Amazon for around $5. I would definitely repurchase this.

  • Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara - I got this little sample in a Sephora order, I believe and I enjoyed it. Would I spend the $28 to get a full-size? Hell to the no. (See my previous product empties for which high-end mascara I would shell out $$$ for) It added a good bit of volume (with a tendency to get a bit clumpy) and I found it worked best after the product started to dry out a litte (after 15+ uses or so). You can get this mascara at Sephora. 
  • e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen - First and foremost, this definitely wasn't waterproof. It wiped off with the tiniest amount of water, disappointingly. Aside from that, I really liked the size of the tip (click here for a picture) and it went on well and was very black. For $2 you really can't beat it. You can find these at Target or online at I would repurchase this in the future.
  • Wet n Wild Mega Liner Liquied Eyeliner in Black - Go figure! Another of these used up. Do I ever shut up about this eyeliner? I love this stuff, always have. My only complaint is it runs very easily when your eyes water, but it dries so matte, and SO black and has such a precise brush that I will continue to repurchase it for ages to come because I haven't found anything quite like it. On top of all that, it costs just $2.99. You can find these at Walgreens and most other drug stores.

  • Salon Sciences Instant Artificials - I got this base coat at Sally Beauty a couple years ago and slowly worked my way through it. I really liked it. It's 3-free (re: it doesn't have bad chemicals in it) and really did make my nails feel stronger. It retails for $8.49. I would repurchase this. 
  • Barielle Hydrating Ridge Filler - I went through this base coat pretty quickly, and I did enjoy it, but I kind of think it made my nails weaker over time. I used both this and the Salon Sciences base coat off and on, and when I used this one I noticed that my nails were more prone to peeling. I can't pin it to this polish with 100% certainty, but I've got a hunch it was this product. I found mine at TJ Maxx for around$8, but this typically sells for $16 and you can find it at Click the link to purchase.

  • Tom's of Maine Whole Care Flouride Toothpaste in Peppermint - I really liked this toothpaste. It's all natural but it still has fluoride (important for strong, healthy teeth!) which many natural toothpastes leave out. It tastes nice and fresh and made my teeth squeaky clean. I got mine at Target for about $5, and I'd definitely buy it again.
  • Bath & Body Works PocketBac Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel in Lemon Daisy - I always like these little PocketBacs. I use them prior to applying my makeup to make sure my hands are bacteria-free when I'm touching my face. This one had a nice daisy scent that I didn't love or hate. You can often find these on sale at B&BW, 5 for $5. I won't repurchase this scent because I've got a whole bunch of others to get through.

  • Dial Skin Therapy Replenishing Body Wash in Himalayan Pink Salt & Water Lily - I bought this because I really loved the scent. It has that typical water lily smell, but there's something more to the fragrance that I can't quite put my finger on. Unfortunately  it didn't do much for moisturizing my skin, and the scent didn't stick around very long after showering, so I don't think I'd repurchase it. You can find this at most drug stores for about $6.
  • Boots Extracts Mango Body Wash - I loved this body wash! It has a subtle mango scent with a vague hint of coconut too (although it's not supposed to). It smelled like I was spreading real mango all over me.  Another thing I loved is that this body wash is made with organic mango extract that is sustainably sourced and fairtrade. Boots is a UK brand, but you can get it at Target. I would definitely purchase this again.
  • Bath & Body Works Sensual Jasmine Vanilla Body Wash - This body wash smells really musky, which I love for the cooler months. It was a decent wash, but I didn't think it was anything special. I was glad to have a travel bottle, because it was all I really needed before getting sick of the smell. You can get this at Bath & Body Works. I don't think I'd repurchase this.

  • Chapstick Medicated Lip Balm - I really like this Chapstick. I've mentioned in other posts that I'm currently on a medication which dries my lips out like crazy, and sometimes that can make them very sore and irritated; this chapstick is the perfect remedy. It has a nice tingly feeling once you apply it because it has menthol in it. It also has camphor in it to help soothe irritated lips. You can find this at most drug stores for around $2. I've already repurchased another one.
  • Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in Ivory - I won't go in to depth on this product as I've already given a lengthy review here, but I will say I freakin' love it. It's full coverage and it lasts all day long. You can find this at most drugstores for around $10, and I've already repurchased this product.
  • Clinique Happy Perfume - This is nothing new to you guys. Happy has been Clinique's most popular scent since forever. As you can see, I still have some left, but this little sample has gone rancid as I've had it for quite some time. I've never been the biggest fan of Happy, which is a citrusy floral scent, hence why it sat basically unused on my vanity. You can get this at Clinique counters. I will not repurchase this. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Julep - Evangeline

Have I got a beauty of a fall polish for you today, or what?! Digging through my "untrieds" pile, I stumbled upon a polish I got in my Julep 2013 Cupid's Mystery Box back in February and decided it was about time I gave it a try. What you see on my nails here is Julep's Evangeline

This is definitely an autumnal color, so I'm not entirely sure why it was in the Valentine's box from Julep, but I could care less because this is one of my most favorite colors. Evangeline is a coppery orange that is packed to the brim with holographic goodness (another of my favorite things!) 

I'm wearing two coats, however it was entirely opaque with just one. I topped it off with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat and called it good. Julep polishes are really hit or miss for me. I've tried some I love, and others I absolutely hate, but this goes on to my love list. It's a really easy formula to apply and it's so gorgeous. My only complaint is I've already started to notice some tip-wear in under 24 hours, but this can be pretty typical of holographic polishes and it's just due to the formulation they have.

I might be wrong, but I do believe this polish was limited edition. I'm sorry for being such a tease!! However, I do know you can find it online on eBay and other sites. 

What fall color are you wearing today?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Avon Cream Eye Shadows

If you've been reading Glazed Over frequently, or even if you've just opened a page or two, chances are you've noticed my insane love for cream eyeshadows lately (see here, and here for some recent examples). I love them because they're simple, fast (essential for quick mornings before work), they stay all day and they look amazing! 

So rewind to last week when I saw a daily deal Avon was doing where they had 5 of their cream eyeshadows on sale for $10 total, with free shipping. I was sold. I bought them right away. Take a peek...

These shadows feel very different from the Maybelline Color Tattoos or the Ulta Color Coat Cream Shadows. These feel far more light and liquidy when you use your finger to apply them, and they actually dry to a more powdery finish than any of the cream shadows I've ever tried. Because of their powdery finish, I definitely wouldn't use these as a base - they're just not tacky enough.

I really, really like the formula. They wear great, last all day, and the pigmentation is good. They build up to a nice consistency without looking cakey like the Color Tattoos can sometimes appear. Upon testing one of the colors, I got 12 hours of wear with little to no fading. Be warned, each of these 5 colors has shimmer in it. 

Here's a closer look.

Frothy Mocha is a gorgeous shimmering light bronze. Perfect for fanatics of neutral eye shadows.

Candy Sorbet was my least favorite of these five shadows. It didn't build well, I think because of the chunky shimmer in it. Disappointing because it looks beautiful in the pot!

Exquisite Blue is a vibrant ocean blue! It makes me want to experiment more with color.

Pebble Stone is a really interesting duochrome color. In one light it looks taupey green, and in the other it has hints of purple. 

Sparkling Plum is my favorite shadow in the bunch. It's a beautiful shimmering lilac purple that looks amazing on the eyes.

From L to R: Frothy Mocha, Exquisite Blue, Candy Sorbet, Pebble Stone, Sparkling Plum

Whether you're more of a beginner with makeup, or more experienced, I think just about any makeup enthusiast will enjoy these excellent shadows. I would absolutely recommend them, and lucky for you they're still available for $10 on the Avon website - just click here! Shipping was super speedy, I got them within the same week surprisingly.

Go get you some!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Battle of the Subscription Boxes III: Birchbox vs. Ipsy

If you read last month's Battle of the Subscription boxes, you'd know that I was seriously considering dropping Birchbox. For the last year or so, I've been only mildly impressed with what I receive for $10/month and after subscribing to Ipsy and receiving an awesome value for the same price, I thought it might be time to say goodbye to Birchbox. But this month, Birchbox majorly stepped up its game.... let's dive right in...

  • BCBGMAXAZRIA Bon Genre perfume (full-size: $55-$75) I've tried a couple BCBGMAXAZRIA perfumes, and this is by far the best smelling one I've tried. This smells really warm and spicy, perfect for the colder months. If you've ever smelled Spicebomb (the male version of Flowerbomb) it reminds me a lot of that (which I absolutely LOVE). I know a lot of people don't like these little perfume samples, but I enjoy them.
  • Serge Normant Meta Luxe Hair Spray (full-size: $25) This hair spray claims to tame frizz and shield from UV rays. Aside from this, I've only tried the Serge Normant dry shampoo which I didn't like at all. Hopefully this proves better than the dry shampoo.
  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara (full-size: $24) This water-resistant mascara curls, adds volume and has "major staying power" according to Birchbox. Eyeko has been a Birchbox brand for quite some time now, and I'm excited to try another of their products. This mascara has killer ratings on, so I'll happily try it out.
  • Ruffian Nail Lacquer in Delirium (full-size: $24) Full-size product alert!! This polish is part of Ruffian's very first collection. Retailing at $24, I'm happy to get this because I sure as heck don't ever spend that much on a nail polish. Loving this gorgeous purple!

  • NYX Eye Shadow in Sparkle White (full-size: $4.50) Full-size product alert!! Woop woop! Sparkle White is a really gorgeous creamy off-white with golden shimmer. This would make a great inner corner highlight on the eyes. 
  • Elizabeth Mott It's So Big Volumizing Mascara (full-size: $19.99) I've never heard of this brand or product before, but I'm always down to try a new mascara. This has an hourglass brush shape, and claims to lengthen and curl lashes without smudging.
  • John Frieda Full Repair Full Body Shampoo & Conditioner (full-size: $6.49) This duo aims to weightlessly repair hair from frequent heat styling and coloring. I've never colored my hair and I rarely use heat on it, but my hair is awfully dry so I'm sure I could get some use out of these. These 1.5 oz. sizes will be perfect to keep around for traveling. 
  • Starlooks Kohl Eye Pencil in Obsidian (full-size: $12) Another full-size product! I've never heard of Starlooks before. Just from swatching, the formula feels relatively creamy which is nice. These products can be used solely as eyeliner, but they can also be used all over the lid as a base. I'll definitely get use out of this. 

I really don't know if there's a clear winner this month! I like both subscriptions equally. If I HAD to choose a winner, I think it would have to be Ipsy because I received two full-size products, compared to just one in my Birchbox. I hope that Birchbox continues to have boxes as great as they did this month (probably a direct response to many complaining customers). Who do you think won? 

If you want to sign up for Birchbox or Ipsy, just click the links! Each are just $10/month and it gives you a chance to try some higher end products before you shell out the money on the full-size item. 

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Sally Hansen - Soy Latte

Say hello to a gorgeous nude beige that looks exactly like it's name - a soy latte! This color is from Sally Hansen's Limited Edition 2013 Spring Designer Collection, and this particular shade was one of Tracy Reese's creations.  Even though this is from a limited edition collection, you can still find this polish on eBay or Amazon. 

As a fair-skinned female, it's sometimes hard to find a neutral polish that looks good on my nails without making them look washed out, but Soy Latte is the perfect balance of beigey-brown. Perfect for any time of year, but especially fitting for fall, I loved this color on my nails! This is definitely office appropriate but still chic enough for a classy look out and about.

The application was stellar. The brush is slightly rounded, making it easy to get in to every nook and cranny of your nails. I used two coats for a completely opaque finish, and topped it off with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat.

After I tried out Sally Hansen's Get Juiced and the wear-time was amazing, I was really excited to try this one out. Sure enough, I experienced minimal chipping while wearing Soy Latte, and nearly all nails were completely intact even after four full days of wear. Now that's impressive! 

I'm definitely interested in adding more of these Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes to my collection because they are awesome! 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

FOTD - September 11, 2013

I was struck with a bit of inspiration today to try a different, fall-feeling combination of warm browns and thought I'd show you what I came up with. Take a look!

Here's what I used to achieve the look... 

I started off by moisturizing my face, as I always do. I've been trying to get through this Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer, so that's what I chose to use first. I then use my Sigma F80 brush to apply my favorite drugstore foundation, the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 foundation in Ivory (for my full review on this foundation, click here). I set this foundation using my favorite powder, the Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Transparent. To warm up my face I used NYC's Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny on the hollows of my cheeks, down around my chin, and on my temples. For a pop of color on my cheeks, I used my Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-Colored Blush in Blushing Nude. 

Under my eyes I used the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Fair. I've really been enjoying this concealer, as it doesn't cake up in the fine lines under my eyes like many concealers do. Then I primed my eyelids using my favorite primer, theBalm's Put a Lid on It. All over my lid I used the Ulta Color Coat Cream Shadow in Shimmering Topaz. This is the bronzey pop you see in the middle of my eye in the pictures above.  In the crease, I used my Crown Brush Neutral Colors Smokey Eye Palette that I got off Hautelook not too long ago. I used a combination of the three colors you see in the collage to create a warm matte copper brown to define the crease. I used my holy grail Wet n Wild Mega Liner liquid liner in Black to create a winged out, super black liner look. For my lashes I used Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous in Brownish Black.

No lip products (other than Aquaphor) as my lips are too dry to sport anything cute despite loads of moisturizing lip gloss. Only a few more months of medication that dries my lips out - thank GOODNESS because I miss my lippies!

I liked this look and I think it's perfect for fall! Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments below!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Nail Polish Haul - on a budget!

As I do basically any time I'm out running errands for various things, I swing by the cosmetics aisle. However, because my hobby is to play around with and collect cosmetics, I especially look within the clearance aisles of my favorite spots to see what I can snag for a deal. Very rarely do I pay full price for makeup or nail polish. 

This weekend was no different, and I ended up scoring BIG on some great nail products! I thought you might like to see what I picked up.

I am the most excited about this find! Maybelline Color Show Fashion Prints - FOR ONE DOLLAR EACH. These colors are probably from an outdated collection that's being clearanced out to make room for the fall collection, but that's fine by me. Other patterns in this brand still retail for $7.99 each! I found mine at Big Lots, and I got the patterns (from L to R): Midnight Lace, Wild Reptile, Fierce in Fuchsia, and Divine Crocodile.

I am over the moon about these Sally Hansen polishes I picked up at Target, on clearance for $1.74 each (down from the typical $2.99 price point). These three are from the summer line of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polishes, which was an exceptional collection if I do say so myself. I had grabbed these a handful of times, only to put them back to save a little extra $$, but when I saw them on clearance I finally bit the bullet! From left to right the colors are: Pink-Grape Fruit, Berry Juicy and Kiwi Bikini.

This is a random group of polishes that I bought at Walgreens. They were all discounted down to $2 and $3, and they also had a buy 1 get 1 half off sale, so I ended up spending $6.44 total - less than any of these typically costs individually! From left to right I got: Revlon Star Attraction in Star Crush (I hadn't realized this was a magnetic polish when I got it or I would have skipped it - oh well), Revlon Colorstay in Nude Beige, and Essie Power Clutch.

If I would have bought everything at full price, I would have spent around $63. Thanks to awesome sales, I got all of these nail products for just $15.66! I love a good sale. It's absolutely possible with the right coupons, clearance items, and a good eye that you can build a collection of beauty products on a budget!

Have you tried any of these polishes? Let me know in the comments below! I love to hear from you!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sation - Queenie In a Bottle

Helllloooooo, Queenie in a Bottle! How fun is that name? This is my first foray in to the world of Sation, and I have to say I'm liking it. This berry pink is from the 2013 Candylandia Collection which is based off of the board game Candyland (and one of my favorites as a child!) I absolutely LOVE the inspiration behind this polish!

Queenie in a Bottle is rather transparent with just one coat, and dries to a satin finish that is almost matte. This is two coats, topped off with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat, and it's not entirely opaque with two coats. I did experience some shrinking with this polish resulting in some visible nail tips, and it also started chipping within two days which is a disappointment. 

Other than that, I am loving this color. Trying to squeeze in these bright colors before this summer weather is gone!

What are you wearing this Thursday? 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

August Favorites

It's that time for August Favorites, ya'll! Here comes the obligatory (albeit very true) statement: I can't believe that August is over and here we are in September already! Time is just flying by! Anyway, let's dive right in to the products I loved all month long...

  • L'Oreal Vive Pro Hydra Gloss Moisturizing Conditioner - I am obsessed with this conditioner and I used it religiously in August. My hair has been very dry these last couple months, and this conditioner brought it back to life. It makes my hair so soft, but it doesn't weigh it down. An excellent buy at just $4.99!
  • Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous in Brownish Black - Click the link to see the funky brush this thing is sporting (mine doesn't look quite as funky as the one in the picture). I bought this on a whim just to try it, and I have to say I'm impressed! It lengthens my lashes like crazy and adds a good bit of volume, too. If ever you thought you couldn't find a good drugstore mascara, think again. This retails for around $8.95. 

  • Sonia Kashuk All Covered Up Concealer in Porcelain - Holy cow, do I ever love this stuff! If you need a concealer that covers blemishes or redness like no other, go grab you some of this stuff! It's super creamy and light, but it packs a punch in the color department. My only gripe is that it's a bit darker than my natural skin tone, and this is the lightest color they offer. You can grab this concealer at Target, and it runs around $9.99.
  • Vaseline Lip Therapy in Original - First of all, how cute is this packaging? It's a mini vaseline tub! AH! I'm such a sucker for things with great packaging. This is just basic ol' Vaseline, but it does the trick for hydrating dried out lips. I keep this in my purse to use on the go. This Lip Therapy also comes in Cocoa Butter scent if you're not a fan of regular Vaseline. You can get these at any drugstore for around $2 or $3. 
  • NYX Blush in Angel - I got this NYX blush in my August Ipsy bag and since I received it I reach for it constantly! It is so gorgeous. The NYX website describes it as a matte pink, which is so far from correct that I'm almost wondering if this is packaged wrong (it looks more like the NYX blush in Terracotta). This is a peachy rose gold with shimmer - it's seriously the perfect neutral summer blush. It makes your skin look amazingly dewy and fresh. And if you haven't heard you can get NYX at select Target stores now! Click here to see if your Target is one of the lucky ones!

  • Essence Silky Touch Blush in Sweetheart - I picked this up just for fun at Ulta the other week and it has exceeded my expectations! This little gem cost me just $2.99 and it is fab-o! The consistency is really buttery and soft and the color is the perfect "my cheeks but better" pink. I definitely want to grab more of these next time I'm at Ulta.
  • Boscia BB Cream - I got this little sample in one of my previous Birchboxes and let it sit and sit in my pile of samples until one lazy Sunday I decided to try it out. I typically have NO luck with BB Creams, but this one  is awesome! It claims to help diminish the look of pores and fine lines, while balancing uneven skin tones and concealing imperfections... and you know what? It does all of that. You might need just a touch of concealer to cover any blemishes completely, but this does start the cover up process. It's a self-adjusting shade, which is awesome because most BB creams I've tried are way too orange on my skin - this one fits my skin just right. I just might have to get a full-size of this next summer!
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Milk Chocolate - Ohhhh my gosh, girls. This stuff is made with real cocoa, and it SMELLS like chocolate! I could go on and on about how awesome this is, but I'll spare you and just give you the nitty gritty: it's matte, and it is so buttery and soft. It's great for us fair-skinned gals for contouring the face or just warming it up a little. I found mine on sale at Nordstrom Rack, but typically this bronzer is on the pricier side, retailing at $30. You can find it at Ulta or Sephora.

  • Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush - This is my holy grail foundation brush. It trumps absolutely everything I've ever used. It is extremely soft, super dense, and applies foundation like a dream. If you clean it often and take good care of it, this brush should last you forever. And fellow Minnesotans, you can feel good about buying Sigma brushes because it's a Minnesota company! This sells for $18 and you can buy it online at
  • Sigma F05 Small Contour Brush - Another great Sigma brush that I used all of August! This F05 brush works exceptionally well for contouring the face (obviously...). It's small enough to use for bronzing under the cheek bones and also great for bronzing wherever you need it on the face. This sells for $16, and you can get it at 

Those are my monthly favorites! What did you love this past month? Let me know in the comments below!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

BA Star Chocolate Star Dust

Over this weekend I wanted a natural eye look to wear out while shopping the Labor Day sales. Nothing too fancy, just an everyday eye with neutral browns. I even skipped my every day eyeliner! Keepin' it real. I also wanted to experiment with a fun eye product by BA Star that they were kind enough to send me to try out. See the look below:

As a base I used my favorite Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded (oh my gosh -do I ever shut up about it?!) I slathered that all over my lid, and used it to brighten up the inner corners of my eye as well. Barely Branded is the pearly nude you're seeing along my upper lash line. 

Then I went in with Chocolate Star Dust by BA Star, a bronze shimmery, pigmented loose shadow filled with golden glitter. It is an intense color, but is absolutely gorgeous. To give you an idea of what kind of shimmer/glitter I'm talking about, BA Star's main market is cheerleaders who use the makeup for bold glimmering looks that last all day.

I wanted to keep this look toned down, so I used Chocolate Star Dust on the outer corner and crease of my eyes. It blended out really well, and you can see it added some color and dimension to my lids. I really like how it turned out. 

To really get a feel for Chocolate Star Dust, here's how it swatches.

Can you tell from the right side swatch how amazingly bronze and glittery this is? It is fantastic! I blended it in on the left, and that's more of the look I was going for today however it was a bit more muted on my eyes. 

You have to be careful to avoid fallout under your eyes with this loose shadow (typical of most loose shadows) and definitely make sure to use a base or primer of some sort so you can hold that shadow on all day (Barely Branded functioned as my base today). I wore Chocolate Star Dust for 11+ hours and it looked fresh and didn't crease even after hour 11. I'm impressed.

You can get BA Star makeup at their website, and make sure to follow them on Facebook, too!

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