Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sneak Peek! Zoya Matte Velvets

Many of you have heard whispers of an awesome new collection of all matte nailpolishes from Zoya, now feast your eyes on the sexy look of matte.

Shades in this collection will be:

Dovima- Black matte
Loredana- Gunmetal matte
Posh- Wine matte

These bad boys launch July 1st so be ready!

What do you all think of mattes; yay or nay? Personally, I am super excited!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Kat Von D Gypsy Eyeshadow Palette Swatches & Review

Finally, my Sephora has gotten the much-blogged about Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palette in Gypsy.

Naturally, I got the scoop: swatches for one and all!

In general, I felt this palette was pretty, but not overly remarkable. Sorry the tester looks a bit worse for the wear, but it will give you an idea!

And that is the Gypsy Palette in all its swatchy glory. What do you all think, yay or nay?

Friday, May 29, 2009

Three Custom Color- 30% off until Tuesday!

Heads up beauty lovers!

From now until Tuesday June 2nd, Three Custom Color will be offering all shoppers 30% off everything on the site!

You saw my review on the stunning Seychelles collection, grab it along with all of your other staples at a steal. ;)

Simply enter code "MUSHOW" at checkout for 30% off.

Go Shopping!

3 Custom Color Cosmetics- Seychelles Collection

Like warm sandy beaches and lush tropical flora, the Seychelles spring collection from Three Custom Color evokes images of lands both exotic and far away. Inspired by Chad Hayduk’s (Makeup Artist and Co-founder of Three Custom Color) trip to the Seychelles islands, this miniature color story offers up a little taste of paradise.

Coco De Mer Eye Shadow ($22.50) is a cool, medium brown with a noticeable golden green shimmer. Inspired by a rare nut that grows only in the forests of the Seychelles, Coco De Mer is all kinds of sultry. Not only will it play well with golds, greens, and browns, but it will also look fantastic on its own for smoky eye looks. Pigmentation is excellent, and the feel of this shadow is satiny smooth.

Frangipani Sheer Lipstick ($21.50) is a bright fuchsia pink with subtle gold pearl. The beautiful thing about this lipstick is that it offers buildable coverage and can be worn as a barely there stain to a full on hot pink. I love the versatility I get with this color, and have been rocking the hot pink loud and proud for the past week. I absolutely love how smooth this lipstick feels on too.

Peacock Flower Lip Gloss ($21.50) is a peachy pink with subtle violet pearl. Peacock Flower Gloss is inspired by a rare and dazzling tropical flower that calls the Seychelles home.

Here are some swatches, so you can have a better feel for the collection

*Coco De Mer on Left, Frangipani on right

*A light application of Frangipani on lips.

All in all, I find this mini collection to be absolutely stunning! Both product and pigmentation is superb.

For those of you not yet familiar with Three Custom Color Cosmetics, definitely take the time to browse their website. Founded in 1997, Three Custom Color Specialists, offers exclusive Custom blended and Ready-to-Wear color cosmetics for the eyes, lips, cheeks and face embracing all skin tones.

Go check out Three Custom and browse the Seychelles collection. You will not be disappointed!

Click here to go shopping: Three Custom

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Another Giveaway

Just wanted to give all my wonderful readers a heads up!

I will be hosting another giveaway in the next week. As in my previous giveaway, you can enter by becoming a follower of Krasey Beauty or by subscribing to receive emails!

Do both and you double your chances to win!

Stay tuned, its going to be a good one :)

Urban Decay Summer 2009

New Additions to the UD line!

Because I am a giver, I bring you the latest and greatest, swatches of all the new goodies Urban Decay has for us this summer.

Top Row L-R: Liquid Liner in Minx, Eyeshadow in Minx, Eyeshadow in Ecstasy, Liquid liner in Ecstasy.
Bottom Row: Get Baked Palette- Twice Baked, Half Baked, Flipside, Baked

Its hard to tell, but that luminescent golden spot on my hand is actually the new Midnight Cowboy body shimmer lotion. It smells of coconuts, and leaves a light gold luminescence wherever it is applied. Very sexy ;)

All in all these are some fantastic new additions to the line. I love how bold and vibrants the colors are, and you all know in general that I love me some Urban Decay.

Have you all had the chance to check out UD summer? If so, what are you lemming?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Your Skin Needs This- Korres Quince Body Butter

When I saw that Korres was going to be at the Makeup Show NYC, I swear I was thanking my lucky stars. I have heard so much about the Grecian Beauty Brand touted far and wide as the all natural wonder of the skincare realm.

My eyes immediately lit up upon discovering the Quince Body Butter, one of their top-sellers. I have to be completely honest, it was the scent that drew me in at first. Growing up, my mother used to always make Quince compotes, and this reminds me of that. Sweet, fruity, and just a hint of spice. The scent isn't overpowering like some fruity lotions tend to be.

Being prone to eczema, my skin has the tendency to run drier than the Sahara dessert at times. That also means that since it is slightly more sensitive, I have to be careful of the products I shmear all over myself. With Korres I am worry free. After allowing my skin to drink this up, my skin was super soft and not at all greasy. No breakouts, no itching, and no slip sliding all over the place.

I have been using this religiously for the past week, and it has definitely earned its spot on my dresser.

This stuff is thick, almost always a surefire way to tell that its good!

I think I have just discovered the holy grail of body butters, and I couldn't be happier! Now to hunt down more scents!

Get your natural on by visiting the Korres Sephora Portal here

Oh, and next on the agenda? Korres color cosmetics. Review coming up shortly

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars. OTT in an awesome kind of way

I was fortunate enough to scope out Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics at the Makeup Show last week. Those of you that know me and read my blog know that I LOVE color, LOVE IT! I don't like sheer, dainty, or natural. I am a huge fan of colors that reach out and grab you, pull you in and don't let go.

I am not going to beat around the bush, These are, in a word, AMAZING! The lip tars go on shiny and smooth, but dry down to a creamy matte finish. They are not drying, and a little bit goes a really long way. The beauty of these babies is that they are meant to be mixed, to create a whole rainbow of colors. You can go from dramatic to demure, and all it takes is a drop of gloss. I cannot even begin to tell you all how much I love these.

Oh, and did I mention this line is 100% vegan? You gotta love that.

L-R, Top to bottom:

Traffic, Uber, NSFW, Katricia, Tarred
Pageant, Melange, Grandma, Rx, Feathered, Safety Orange

My experiment with mixing Pageant with Katricia led to this beautiful color:
If you haven't tried Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars yet, you need to. I'm not even kidding, head on over right now and order. You will not regret it.

Get your OCC right here

And for those of you looking for an even greater OCC fix, stay tuned for my review on their amazing nailpolishes, shadows, and glitters.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

You Tube- Enkore Video With Yours Truly

The awesome Koren (EnkoreMakeupOnline.Com) has just posted a new video with coverage on the Makeup Show NYC featuring yours truly! Check it out below ;)I pop up at the 35 second mark!

Special thanks to Koren, and a fellow blogger shout-out to my blogging sis Brittany who also appears in the video ;)

Stila Indian Summer Now Available

Looks like I blogged just in the nick of time!

Stila's Indian Summer Collection has just gone live on the website.

Snag your summer goodies, including the 24 kt smudgepot, and all your other Stila essentials.

And remember, you can get 40% off by using code StilaPro

Go Shopping!

Style Warrior FOTD and a bonus Outfit of the day

Those of you who follow me on twitter know, it has been an incredibly hectic weekend for me between a trip to Atlantic City and a birthday bbq.

Here is the makeup and outfit for Atlantic City, with a few bonus shots of the bbq look.

Stila Smudge Pot in 24k
Mac Butternutty Shadestick
Nars Shadow in Galapagos
Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow in Honey
Chanel Pen Liner in 10 (black)
Lancome L'Extreme Mascara

Perfekt Skin Perfecting Primer
MUFE HD in 115
Shu Uemura Peach Glow on Blush

MUFE Lipstick in 501
Nars Lipgloss in Striptease

Stila Summer 2009- Of Smokey Golds and Bright Pink Lips

OK, so technically this isn't available on Stila's site yet, but what better way to whet your appetite than by feasting your eyes on the Stila Indian Summer Collection for 2009.

Made up of a quad, 3 glosses, bronzer, and a new limited edition smudge pot in 24 k (black with gold flecks), this collection brings to mind images of exotic India.

I was lucky enough to get a hold of 3 items from the collection at the Makeup Show.

Brilliant Pink Lipgloss comes housed in the famous Stila clicky tube. It is a cool, bright pink with noticeable gold flecks. This gloss is beautiful down to the little bindi jewel that adorns its packaging.

The 24 K loose mineral bronzer is a warm golden brown with subtle glitter. The packaging on this is fantastic, as you can twist the top to close the sifter and prevent spillage

Now the real star of this collection is the 24K smudge pot. I am a huge fan of the smoky eye, and this baby right here brings you instant bedroom eyes with sexy gold glitters. Think Mac's Black Ore Solar Bits but not as messy and with the ability to be sheered down or used as liner.

Swatches, cause I know you want 'em!

24K Smudge Pot
Smudge Pot & Brilliant Pink Lipgloss

Smudge Pot, Gloss and Bronzer
And this is me, channeling my Summer Indian Vibe wearing the bronzer, gloss and smudge pot
Stila Indian Summer should be coming to a Stila counter near you very soon.

I definitely give it a big thumbs up!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Smashbox Friends and Family Sale

Hurry Folks! From now until May 29th, you can score 20% off all your Smashbox favorites!

I had the pleasure of speaking with the fabulous Lori Taylor during the Makeup Show, and she recommended all her Smashbox favorites to me (more on that later). You know I hauled, and that post is coming up soon.

Until then, snag some Smashbox of your own.

Just enter code FFS89 for an automatic discount.

Happy Shopping!

3 FOTD's and OOTD'S (Outfit of the Day) from this past weekend.

Of course, when at the Makeup Show, one must go all out. Here is what I wore all 3 days:

Day 1: For the Makeup Show Blogger Preview
Smashbox Primer Lite
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 115
Chanel Bronzer
Nars Blushes in Orgasm and Albatross

Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadows in 0, 9, 92
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash
Make Up For Ever Aqua Gel Liner in Matte Purple
Urban Decay Pencil in Yeyo

MAC St Germain
MAC Lollipop Lovin
Chanel Glossimer in Coral Reef
Outfit: Dress by Betsey Johnson, Boots by La Cannadiene

Day 2: Day 1 of the Makeup Show
Smashbox Primer Lite
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 115
Chanel Bronzer
Nars Blushes in Orgasm and Albatross

Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadows in 0, 5, 75, 142
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash
Make Up For Ever Aqua Gel Liner in Matte Purple
Outfit of the Day: Sweater Dress by bebe, Jeans by DKNY, Belt by Bebe, Jewelry by bebe

Day 3: My Eve Pearl Makeover
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer and HD Foundation, both in fair
Eve Pearl Eyeshadow Palettes in Diva and Pretty 'n Pink
Eve Pearl Lashes in Natural
Eve Pearl Liquid Liner Pen (this blows my Chanel pen out of the water!)
Eve Pearl Mascara
Eve Pearl Blush Trio
Eve Pearl Gloss in Doll/Honey Bunny
Outfit: Sweater by Marciano, Skirt by Catherine Holstein, Leggings by bebe, boots by Corso Como

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Makeup Show- Haulage

Since you all asked. Now keep in mind, it isn't all mine. (OK, most of it is)

More to come including reviews so stay tuned!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

MAC News for Fall 2009

*Thats me calling my friends in high places (or am I?)

Just a few little snippets for my readers of things I have found out in the past few days regarding whats in store for MAC. Some of it is probably old news, but I figured I would share anyway because sharing is caring! :-D

About the Naked Honey Collection: The stars of this collection are going to be the skincare products. Otherwise this collection has a pretty neutral kind of vibe. Everyone that I have spoken with cannot stop raving about the Honey Salve.

I had previously heard rumors of there being an upcoming Icon Collection slated for late this year/early 2010 with Aretha Franklin as the Icon. It seems that isn't going to be happening after all. The Icon collections just aren't as popular as MAC would like I suppose.

The Cult of Cherry Follower collection this year (around August 2007)will not be as big as Cult of Cherry in terms of size. Colors and actual products are not confirmed, but I have heard we will only be seeing 2 quads instead of 3.

Now this is the bit I am most excited about. We are in fact confirmed to be due for an All Black collection coming up this fall. We won't be seeing quads, but what we will be seeing are individual eyeshadows, pencils, loose eye products (potentially black ore solar bits), and a black satin lipstick. A lot of these products contain carbon in them, for super dramatic smoky eyes. And of course I am super curious about the black lipstick and gloss as we have seen this before but not from MAC. Can't wait to hear more about this one.

And that is all the news I have today.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Krasey Beauty Featured on Makeup and Beauty Blog!

Just an announcement today

I have a guest article that is currently being featured on Makeup And Beauty Blog.

Of course you know its all about Make Up For Ever.

Be sure to check out my Make Up For Ever Essentials, and let me know what you all think ;)

Just click the link below to know to enter MUFE 101

Make Up For Ever 101

Thursday, May 21, 2009

MAC Style Warriors- Unleash your Fierce Side. Review & Swatches!

MAC has officially released Style Warriors in all freestanding stores today, and this blogger is very excited.

Housed in sexy animal print, Style Warriors is one hot collection!
The colors rock, and the products this time around are spot on! Items I purchased are in bold.


Sunsational - A very sheer orangey gold. I definitely saw the peach/orange in this one

Brave New Bronze
- A peachy nude with a hint of brown and gold.

Purple Rite - Mauvey pink, I definitely think this one ran more frost than lustre (for those who were curious)

Tribalist - deeeeep shade of raspberry, almost black. Definitely reminds me of the COC colors, but not matte!


Liberated - Straight up sheer gold. Not exceptional on its own, should
probably be layered for best results.

Gold Rebel - Orangey gold/copper. Would compliment Brave new bronze rather well to warm it up.

Fierce & Fabulous - This one is your run of the mill bright pink/purple. Pretty dupable imo.

Style Warrior - Reminded me a bit of liquer from COC but with more red in it.


Soft Force - Frosty creamy gold.

Bright Future
- Like a slightly toned down chrome yellow with frost

Tempting - Warm chocolaty brown

Vibrant Grape - Bright purple with pink/red tones to it

Night Manoeuvers - Deep blacked brown. Ho Hum!

Beauty Powder Blushes:

Eversun - Peachy Bronze with hints of orange/yellow.

On A Mission
- I am in LOVE with this color on my NW15/20 self. It is a beautiful warm raspberry, but versatile enough to be a color chameleon when mixed with the lustre drops. Everyone, fair and dark neeeeeds this color! I even have a pic i took with one cheek layered with pink rebel, the other with sun rush. GORGEOUS (and i am not a cheek girl)!

Bits of the Solar Variety

Scatterrays - Chunky warm peach with strong gold tones.

Bronzescape - Darkened brown/bronze

- Cool taupey dark brown. The texture on this is silky silky smooth


Peaceable - Golden creamy beige

Violet Fire - Bright purple

Mercenary - Deep dark bronze

Bronzing Powders:

Solar Riche Bronzer, nothing remarkable. Orange undertones
Refined Golden Cool golden brown

Lustre Drops aka love in an itty bitty bottle

In general, I found these to be pretty awesome. They are like glimmershimmers in that they add luminscence to the skin. Unlike glimmershimmers, these dont have chunky shimmer. These can be sheered out as much as you want, and can mix them into into your foundation. A little goes a long way which is always a good thing

Pink Rebel - Cool blue/pink with noticeable gold pearl. Great for us fair folk

Sun Rush
- Light warm peachy gold, stunning!

Bronze Hero - Dark bronze with noticeable gold/orange pearl.

Swa Swa Swatch Time!

And finally, a mini fotd wearing on a mission, brave new bronze, sun rush on my left cheek, pink rebel on my right cheek
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