Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mac Prep and Prime Line Filler Review

Mac Prep and Prime Line Filler is being released with the Colour Ready Collection. So before that comes out, let me give you all a brief review/preview

What it is: Prep and Prime is a spot treatment primer to be used on areas of the face where you want to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Where you can use it: Crows Feet, Laugh Lines, Under the eyes to reduce puffiness. Pretty much anywhere!

Does it work?!: Heck yes! This product is absolutely amazingly awesome. It is thick and creamy, and blends flawlessly into the skin. This bad boy reduced my under eye puffiness and made my foundation glide on. Instead of accentuating furrows, it made my makeup look absolutely flawless. I know, I know. I am only 24 (gosh its hard to get used to saying that!), but a girl could still use a little help in looking silky smooth.

Pics don't lie, and here is the proof!
This is my hand before applying anything, notice the superfine wrinkles.

After rubbing the product in. Notice that completely smooth spot in the middle? Yep, thats the line filler doing its magic. Pretty cool, huh? Please click on the pic to see the details and get the full effect!

And here is what it looks like under foundation. I dare you to find a wrinkle on my face!
Yep, Mac done did good with this little baby (and I do mean little). I highlight recommend this product for all you gals who have a few lines or eye bags you want to hide.

Mac Prep and Prime Line Filler officially launches April 2nd with the Color Ready Collection!

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Birthday FOTD

As promised, here are the details on what I did with my makeup

The look I was going for was a dramatic smokey eye which incorporated purple, black and gold.

Mac Prep & Prime Line Filler (review coming soon)
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 115
Nars Orgasm Blush and Albatross Highlighter
Make Up For Ever Sculpting Duo

Mac Painterly Paint Pot all over lid
Mac Butternutty Shadestick in crease and under brow
Nars Eyeshadows in Strada on inner lid, Jolie Poupee Duo on middle and outer lid, Lulu in crease
Mac Pigment in Gold on inner v
Mac Black Ore Solar Bits- in crease and outer v
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline- to line
Make Up For Ever Cream Liner no. 5 to line under eyes
Loreal Voluminous Mascara
Mac White Chromaline on waterline

Mac Masque Lipstick
Chanel Glossimer in Paillettes

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Birthday Report

First of all thank you so so much

The Outfit:
As always, bebe did not disappoint. I went in last week determined to find something fun, flirty and flattering and I got it in this mock wrap floral dress. The shoes are from Bebe as well and added just a bit of blinginess to the outfit. The jewelry is from Givenchy (costume, of course)

The Makeup:

I will post the full fotd tomorrow, but for those of you who are dying to know what I did, here is the preview:

The Experience:
So growing up I never really had full scale birthday bashes of the surprise variety. Hoping to change that, my boyfriend led me to believe we were heading for a quiet romantic dinner at one of our usual restaurants. Little did I know he was leading my dressed up self to a surprise birthday gathering of some of our closest friends at Dave & Buster's.
After 2 shizzles (I swear, who comes up with the names for the drinks?!), a meal of green beans and chicken, and the most awesome ice cream cake everrrr; I must say I was feeling very special. I had a great time with fantastic company.

The memories:
I have tons of pictures from the evening, but of course I won't bore you all with those. I will say this. My 24th birthday rocked.

Thanks again to all who wished me a Happy Birthday!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Well folks, today I turn 24 years old.
*Pic is from my birthday last year

Posts will resume as scheduled on Sunday. But for now, I celebrate ;)

Talk to you all soon!

-Krasey Beauty

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Future of Beauty- Women's Health Beauty Flip Part 2

So now that we know the ingredients for great skin, lets turn to another question:

Mirror mirror on the wall, whats the most awesome beauty innovation of them all?
Well, Women's Health has some ideas!

Here are the Top 10 products released already or slated to be released later this year:

1. Sally Hansen’s Instant Dri Nail Color: 30-second manicure formula

2. Estee Lauder’s Time Zone: NEW wrinkle-preventing protein

3. Organic bronzing spray: Go GREEN when you’re going bronze

4. Latisse – the first FDA-approved prescription eyelash treatment for longer, lusher lashes minus the mascara)

5. Professional Série Expert Volume Expand: calcium-infused shampoos and styling products that strengthen hair and silica to smooth cuticles

6. Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle: Two-in-one hair removal; wet and dry razor in one

7. CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain: ALL-day lip color that will leave your lips smooth and pucker-ready into the evening

8. 3Lab’s new “M” Cream: anti-aging stem-cell infused products

9. iLift Skincare System: DIY laser treatments

10. Reloxin: longer-lasting Botox

Here is the display once more:
Check out the full article here

So what has you the most excited? I definitely can't wait to hear more about the ILift as I love beauty gadgets!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

MAC Summer 2009 Collections

On my travels, I have acquired the following snippets/teasers for information regarding all of MAC's Summer 2009 releases.

You heard it here first folks. Announcing MAC's 2009 summer lineup.

Rose Romance

Nordstrom Exclusive Quad- A Rose is a Rose
Solar White (frost)- Golden White
Contrast (Velvet)- Dark Purple/Blue
Seeds of Love (frost)- Frosted Peach
Petal Worship (frost)- Light, blue-based Pink

We already know about Double Dazzle (dazzleglasses, perm) and Style Warriors...

Other collections we didn't know about:

Colour Craft-
This collection is all about mineralized products. Mineralized Blushes, Mineralized Eyeshadows, and 6 Mineralize Skinfinishes. One of the skinfinishes will be a repromote of Porcelain Pink
The facecharts for these were fun and very very colorful. Lots of pastels

Euristocrats 2- A collection of lipsticks. This time available in North America too!! This launches sometime in July

And the Nordstrom Anniversary Collection, this year will be...

Graphic Garden
Featuring 6 eyeshadow palettes, Lip Bags, and a new thing called Look Boxes will include items like mascara, liner, eyeshadow etc in one neat little box :)

Well, thats all I know for now. For the most part when scanning names I didn't see many repromos, just lots of new things!

Feel free to spread the word, but please give me credit where its due.

Enjoy the info! I know I did ;)

This is your beauty reporter, signing off :-D

Nars Summer 2009 Collection

Here is what Nars has in store for us for summer of 2009.

NARS Summer 2009 Collection Information & Photos

NARS Summer 2009 Collection

Eyeshadow Duos

  • Scorching Sun Bright yellow sun-gold / Summery sun-orange


  • Tropic Shimmering water blue


  • Outsider Rich coppery bronze
  • Falaba Subdued bronze


  • Belize Milky pastel pink

Bronzing Powder

  • Irresistible Matte light-to-medium bronze

Lip Pencil

  • Tonga Nude pink-beige

Nail Polish

  • Adelita Peachy gold
And this just in! Screen Shots from Elle Japan!
Thanks to the wonderful Risser for making me aware of all of this!

Enjoy this sneak peek and tell me what you are lemming!

I want those eyeshadows!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

You Are What You Eat- The Perfect Skin Diet

In it's first beauty flip issue, Women's Health Magazine gives readers the ingredients and products they need to look and feel their best.

For years we have known that certain foods promote healthy skin. We know that ingredients like flax and Omega 3 are great for the heart, but did you know that they are great for your skin too? For a refresher course, check out Women's Health's Perfect Skin Diet

But why stop there? Lets take this show one step further.

How about some wasabi with your mud mask?
Watermelon in your face cream?
Okay fine, flax in your blush?

Nope, I am not reading off some sort of bizarre grocery list. I am actually listing some of the ingredients making their way into our skincare these days. Designed to make you look and feel your best, these super-charged products are making you more beautiful one flavonoid at a time.

Check out the great products that Women's Health recommends

I am eager to try out the Clay Mask with wasabi.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

The gorgeous Faith-Abigail and Jacqueline have been kind enough to award me with a Kreativ Blogger Award and a Your Blog is Fabulous award respectively.

I must say, I am incredibly honored!

Here's how it works: "List 7 things that you love, and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you love! Be sure to tag them and let them know that they have won. You can copy the picture of the award and paste it on your sideboard letting the whole world know...you are Kreativ"

My list: 7 Things that I Love:
1). My boyfriend Anthony, my family, and my Specktra community. This includes my darling Danelle who is my bff!
2). Beauty! Love love love makeup and everything about makeup artistry
3). Shopping! I am such a shopaholic, and nothing beats the euphoria of finding that perfect item.
4). Sleeping in and being lazy when I am overworked. Nothing beats spending a quiet evening with my boyfriend watching movies and munching on healthy snacks :)
5). Pictures! Love taking them, love being in them.
6). I love traveling to new places, and seeing new sites!
7). Meeting new people and being social. Sharing my passions and interests with them

7 Bloggers that I Love:
1). Makeup by Jacqueline
2). Beautybloggingjunkie
3). Musings of a Muse
4). JillianDanica
5). PumpsandGloss
6). A Beautyful Sentiment
7). Faith-Abigail

Thats it and thats all!

Women's Health 2nd Annual Beauty Spa Event @ Soho House

On Thursday, March 18th; Women's Health Magazine held its Second Annual Beauty Spa Event at the Soho House

The well known magazine was celebrating its very first Beauty Flip Issue.

Here it is:
First its all Women's Health
Flip it over, and its all about beauty!

This event was all about skincare, something I am always eager to learn more about.

Jackie with Boots Skincare was on hand to offer skincare consultations. As I sat in that chair, I knew I was in trouble because my skincare regime is less than impeccable. Jackie was an absolute sweetheart and I was quickly put at ease. After we finished gushing over our mutual love of Philosophy body washes, (which smell so good you can eat them up); our conversation went a little something like this:
J: Okay Adina, so whats your skincare routine
Me: Umm... skincare routine... I... don't have one?
J: Well, what are you using now?
Me: Cleansing Oil every evening, Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliator once in a blue moon, and Armani's Crema Nera moisturizer when I feel like it... Did I mention I suck at skincare?
J: ...

I kid, I kid. I make no secret of the fact that I am awful with skincare. Most of the time I just can't be bothered. While genetics has blessed me with good skin; (Jackie said so and I breathed a sigh of relief!) I was told that it is never too early to start preventing wrinkles.
Jackie recommended Boots Vanishing Day Cream, a cream designed to be used daily under makeup to improve the skin's appearance and prevent wrinkles.

Because looking like a California Raisin just isn't all that hot

You can find Boots Skincare at Target, or online at Target.com

Jackie sent me off with a couple of preventative skincare tips and I felt I left the consultation hot seat a little bit wiser.

After my consultation, it was off to my next conquest. As I scanned the perimeter, my beauty spidey senses went off, and I made a beeline to the display table showcasing the future of beauty. I will go more in depth about the contents within soon, but here is a sneak peak:
I spy lots of cool new things!

While oohing and ahhing over the fantastic array (which included a DIY Laser Treatment system!), I was approached by the very lovely and ultra sweet Alexis Farrah, the magazine's Assistant Beauty Editor. We went through the products and Alexis was kind enough to point out the highlights of each one.
Chatting with Alexis was like catching up with an old friend, and we talked about everything from the most recent technological advancements in beauty technology to our shared beauty banes (helloooo jew fro).
Thats actually the back of Alexa, and I am behind her.

All in all I found the event to be very educational, and I can't wait to share my findings with you!

Be sure to grab your issue of Women's Health for April's Beauty Flip, available on newsstands now!
I'm diggin' mine for sure and will discuss the contents within for the next couple of days so keep an eye out!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

MAC Colour Ready Preview Review

So I got a sneak peak at the entire collection and got to play with the new skincare items from this collection! Here are my thoughts!

The Line Filler is going to be my new best friend. This thick, clear gel-like substance is meant to be used on all those areas that are wrought with lines. When using it in a spot on my hand, I instantly noticed that area became super smooth. I imagine this will be amazing on the sunken areas around the eyes, crows feet, laugh lines, worry lines and anywhere else you want filled! Cannot wait til I can make this a part of my routine.

The Refined Zone is very liquidy, and when I put this on my hand I noticed it matted down the area. The Mac Artist I spoke with also said this will work very well at reducing the size of pores for those who have a problem with large pores. Sounds like a winner too!

Now on to the finishing powder. This is pretty much exactly like Make Up For Ever's HD Powder. It is a colourless superfine powder with the texture of cornstarch. When applied over the makeup it not only sets it, but it provides a soft focus effect which makes the skin appear flawless. This felt like silk on my skin!

In general, both the refined zone and the wrinkle filler are meant to be used as spot treatments! The squeeze tubes for these are teeny tiny, and are meant to be used only in the areas that need them as opposed to a primer which is meant to be used all over the face.

The size of the finishing powder is about the same size as the loose beauty powder containers to give you a bit of an idea.

Looks like these products are all winners! I cannot wait until the official launch April 2nd. Heck, MAC Pro should have this out this week!

For a refresher on the color collection, check out my swatch post here

Till then, let the countdown begin!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sunset Eyes Fotd

Inspired by a vivid sunset on the beach, here is a new fotd for you all ;)

Smashbox Photofinish Primer Lite
Make Up For Ever Concealor Palette 2
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 115
Nars Orgasm Blush
Make Up For Ever Sculpting Duo

Shiseido Gold Hydropower
Mac Chromalines in White, Orange, Yellow
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadows in 2, 5, 9, and 92
Mac Fluidline in Waveline
Make Up For Ever Black Khol Pencil
Make Up For Ever Smokey Lash Mascara

MAC Lollipop Lovin Lipstick
Chanel Glossimer in Coral Reef

So what do you all think! I would love to know :) Also, if you would like to see more details or a tutorial, please let me know via email or comments!

My Bebe Premiere Party FOTD

So a bunch of you were curious as to what I wore for the party.

Here is the product and look breakdown. I figured since the wardrobe palette was very neutral that I would spice things up with a gilded brown smokey eye and classic pale lips

Make Up For Ever Foundation Primer
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 115
Make Up For Ever Sculpting Duo
Mac Beauty Powder in Soft Dew

Shiseido Hydro Power Eyeshadow Golden Yellow
Mac Shadestick in Penny
Nars Eyeshadow in Galapagos and California
MAC Gold Pigment
Smashbox Jet Set liner in black
Make Up For Ever Smokey Lash Mascara

Make Up For Ever Matte Lipstick in 501
Smashbox Lipgloss in Sweet

I did this look in my office's bathroom with not the best of lighting and with some time constraints, but all in all I was pleased with the outcome.

What do you all think? :)
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