Thursday, April 18, 2013

Review of Classy Chick Cosmetics.

Hello Lovelies!
    I just recently ventured into the YouTube realm with some slide tutorials. However since I do a good portion of my makeup reviews and tutorials at night since my little Dreadfuls are sleeping so I need to purchase some daylight bulbs for filming. So until then, I have to stick to slideshow videos and written reviews. I will still continue this blog to supplement the tutorials and reviews since most of the videos we be rather short. But anyways, I just did a tutorial (which can be found here ) featuring a company called Classy Chick Cosmetics and here is the review to go along with tutorial.
     Classy Chick Cosmetics is an independent makeup company based off of Etsy. It is one woman operation run out Taylor, Michigan by a lovely lady named Cassidy. The company specializes in mainly eye and lip products but she is venturing into the nail department with five new polishes that scheduled to be released and a variety of colored nail beads. Here are some swatches of her gorgeous colors.

Pigment swatches taken in daylight with no flash

Lip Glaze/Gloss Swatches taken in daylight with no flash

While I love seeing swatches of pigment colors, I also want to see the makeup "put to work" in a look. So I did just that and here are some looks created with the pigments.

Done with Shady Lady, Strawberry Wine, Pink a Blue and Wedding Day

Done with Shady Lady, Butter Me Up, Sea Mist and Super Nova

And now on with the ratings..

Color Variety-9 out of 10 bats
   As an independent company, Classy Chick keeps a nice stock of colors with several collections available. She has a nice balance of bold and neutral colors to make everyone happy. She also has a couple of individual pressed shadows and two quad palettes.

Color Pigmentation-9 out of 10 bats
   The pigmentation of her products really amazed me. Like most people, when opening up a lighter color I tend to think that I am going to have to really layer it on for the lighter color to be just a bold as the darker ones. Not with these pigments. The lighter colors are just as pigmented as their bolder and darker counterparts. There is just the right balance of shimmer and matte in these shades and one doesn't overpower the other.

Affordability-9 out of 10 bats
   I have to say that Classy Chick Cosmetics is very affordable. Her pigments run $6.00 per pigment in a 5 gram jar which is about average on Etsy. Her glosses range from $6.00 to $9.00 depending on the packaging that you chose.  Her quad palettes are $25 whether if you pick from one of the two collection palettes or a create you own palette. So overall , I think that the quality is definitely worth the price listed.

Overall-9 out of 10 bats
   Classy Chick Cosmetics is another one of the up and coming independent cosmetic companies. Her color variety is excellent catering to both the bright and bold makeup lovers and the die heart neutral fanatics. The color pigmentation is excellent no matter if the color is light and shimmer or darker and more matte. Finally the price just can't be beat for the quality of makeup that you are receiving.  I am extremely pleased with my makeup from Classy Chick and I look forward to see what she has in store for the future.

If you want to purchase from Classy Chick Cosmetics you can do so from here.
You can also find Classy Chick on Facebook and her up to date specials and sneak peeks at collection here.
You can also see my tutorial using Classy Chick Cosmetics here.

Until next time my dears..

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sultry Sunrise Tutorial featuring Classy Chick Cosmetics and Barbie Forest Three Toned Lenses in Blue from Uniqso

Hello lovelies!
     Things have been really busy this past week in the Dreadful household. My littlest Dreadful turned two, our puppy got fixed, our keyboard died and our hard drive crashed causing us to loose everything. Mr Dreadful hopes to attempt to recover our stuff however I am really not that hopeful with our current computer luck. I did have several tutorials saved and ready for the editing process so that is a really disappointed. However I did do another tutorial yesterday of my look featuring Barbie Forest 3 Tones Blue Lenses from Uniqso and Classy Chick Cosmetics. I am venturing into YouTube so all of my tutorials will be posted there as well as here in the future. So enough chattering on with the tutorial!

So please be sure to rate, comment and subscribe to my channel. There will be live tutorials in the future to help with the process however I need to possibly get a lamp and a makeup mirror since I do most of my tutorials at night and the lighting isn't the best.

Here is a list of items that I used for the tutorial from Classy Chick Cosmetics:
Shady Lady Pigment
Butter Me Up Pigment
Sunny Spot Pigment
Super Nova Pigment
Marilyn Monroe Lip Glaze

Just click on the link and it will take you to her store. Here is the  review on their products.

If you want a pair of your own Barbie Forest 3 Tone Circle lenses or just a pair of circle lenses in general click on the Uniqso icon in my sidebar and it will take to you the page. Be sure to enter the special coupon code ddivine10 to receive 10% off your order!

Until next time my dears!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

In the Pursuit of Fabulous-Review of EOS WM-205 Max Sherbet Lenses in Blue

Hello lovelies!
     I am back again with another contact lens review as we all know that I love contacts. I think that they open up endless makeup look possibilities so naturally a girl can never have too many. This time I am reviewing EOS WM-205 Max Sherbet lenses in Blue from Kiwiberry-1 Collection. One of my favorite combinations for makeup or looks in general is dark hair with blue eyes. It just screams exotic and alluring to me. I love it so much that it is no surprise that Mr. Dreadful has this hair and eye color combination. ^_~ So needless to say that I was super thrilled to receive these gorgeous lenses. But now on to what you are really waiting for pictures and the actual review!

Max Sherbet Blue- Isn't it a gorgeous color? *

This lens looks amazing with both dramatic and neutral looks!*

Now on with the actual review..

Enlargement - 9 out of 10  bats
    These lenses are listed as 14.8 mm with the enlargement but they seem to much larger to me. I would have guessed that these were at least 15 mm if not 15.5 since they really do enlarge the eye. They do give you the nice dolly eye effect without being too overly dramatic or making you look almost alien like.

Color and Design -9 out of  10 bats
     I love the dark blue color of these lenses. While these lenses are more dramatic than some of my other lenses they still stay in the natural looking realm. The color is extremely vibrant. These look incredible close up both inside and out on my dark brown eyes. These lenses are great for not only everyday wear but also for special occasions and cosplay. However since this is a darker blue color they not a real noticeable dramatic blue from a distance since my eyes are also dark. But I am sure that this would look INCREDIBLE on someone with lighter eyes.

Comfort-  9 out of 10  bats

    These lenses like the rest of my EOS are EXTREMELY comfortable. They "settle" immediately and don't do the awkward float around your eye trick after you put them in. When mysterious floating contact happens is always happens to me in one eye when I am in a hurry to get ready to go somewhere. I haven't had an issue with these lenses and I can wear them for at least 8 hours with no issue. If you are planning on wearing them longer than that keep eye drops handy.

Overall- 9 out of 10 bats

These lenses were amazing all around. While the manufacturer states that they are smaller than 15mm, I think that they are at least that if not a little bigger from the enlargement that they do. They give you a nice dolly eye effect without being too dramatic. The dark blue color of these lenses is simply stunning. I can't stop looking at my eyes in the mirror. The color is nice balance of vibrant and natural which makes it perfect for everyday and special occasions. Finally these lenses are extremely comfortable since I can wear them for at least 8 hours with no issue at all.

Now if you want to get a pair of these lenses or any lens from Kiwiberry-1 click on the icon located in my sidebar and it will take you right there. Use the code dreadfullydivine to get 15% off your order!

*The makeup in both of these pictures if from My Beauty Addiction
Pigments used in the first look : Linen, Chrome, Lemon Zest, Spitfire, Poppy Red and Black
Pigments used in the second look: Linen, Dusk Blue and Chocolate Diamonds

Get the pigments here and here

Like the review? Leave me a comment and tell me what you think and as always please follow.
Until next time my dears!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Review of Chaos Cosmetics

Hello lovelies!
    I am back again, beaten and grumpy over my lack of video editing skills, but I couldn't wait to do this review any longer since I wanted to share with you about an AMAZING indie makeup company called Chaos Cosmetics. The company motto is "Out of Chaos, comes beauty." which totally makes me think that the owner, Pamela, has seen me put on my makeup. It is pure chaos at times but I usually end up with a look that I like.  They are a proud cruelty free company which is one of the factors that I look for in a company. So extra karma points to her for not testing on animals. All of the products are formulated without petro-chemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances, dyes, oils, bismuth, talc or sulfates. All the nasty things that most of us have issues pronouncing which really has no place on our face. But honestly that isn't the main thing that attracted me to this company but the gorgeous and vibrant colors. I ran across the image of her color "Courtesan" on Facebook and I feel in love with this duochrome shade. Honestly take a look at these gorgeous swatches and you will understand what I am talking about.

Pigment Swatches

Gorgeous Glosses

Done with just one coat! Forgive my messy nails, it was done quickly to show the pigmentation.

While swatches are great, I want to see how the colors look on a person so here are some photos of various looks I have done with this gorgeous line.

Done with Magic Dust, Legendary, Serpentine and Galaxy

Done with Magic Dust, Legendary, Courtesan, and Disavowed

Done with Magic Dust, Serpentine, and Galaxy and Blood Lust  Gloss on my lips

Done with Magic Dust, Legendary Inguene, Coquette, and Flirtini

Now on to the ratings...

Color Variety-9 out 10 bats
   While a lot of indie companies don't have a wide selection of colors, Pamela has done an amazing job with providing an amazing selection of colors not only in the eye shadow pigment department but with her other products such as the lip glosses and even her newer line of nail polishes. There are mattes, shimmers and of course my current favorite duochromes and a nice selection of each.

Pigmentation- 9.5 out of 10 bat
   The pigmentation for these products are excellent. While she does state that her shadows are much more vibrant when activated with water, you really don't need to in order to achieve a nice color payout. Her lip glosses are simply AMAZING. The red on my lips in the picture above is a GLOSS. Not gloss over lipstick but just a gloss. Her glosses have the pigmentation of a lipstick but the moisturizing feeling of a gloss without being overly sticky. I have never seen such pigmentation in a nail polish ever, I even shared the worst nail polish picture ever just to prove a point. The color that you see in the photo is one with just ONE coat. I usually have to apply two to three coats in order to make the drugstore polishes look decent. With her polishes all you need is a base coat, one coat of Chaos Cosmetic polishes and then your top coat and you are good to go.

Affordability and Packaging- 9 out of 10 bats
   Not only are these shadows, glosses and polished nice and pigmented they come at a really affordable price. All of her shadows and glosses (she hopes to be adding tubes soon for the glosses) come packed to the rim with product in their five gram jars. The best part of it is, there are no sifters (I HATE sifters especially in pigments. I instantly remove them with the exception of glitter. Only then is a sifter acceptable)so when the product is packed to the rim it is packed. The regular pigment run $6.49 and the duochrome shades (or shifting shades) are $8.99. The glosses are $5.99 for the regular shades and $6.49 for the duochrome shades. The few polishes she has currently are $7.99 a bottle but with only needing one coat that bottle will last you awhile.

Overall- 9 out 10 bats
   I am super thrilled to have found Chaos cosmetics. They offer a wonderful color variety in their products. The pigmentation is fantastic with gorgeous and vivid colors for the eyes, lips and nails. While I love all of their products their glosses and duochrome shadows are my favorites. The best part is honestly how affordable it all is especially when you are on a tight budget like I am. It is so wonderful to be able to get amazing products without breaking the bank. So head on over to Chaos Cosmetics and tell them I sent you, I know that you won't be disappointed. 

Until next time my dears...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

In the Pursuit of Fabulous-Review of Barbie Forest Three Tone lenses from Uniqso

Hello lovelies!
   I am back again with another lens review this time of the Barbie Forest Three Toned Series from Uniqso while I am attempting to figure out Window's Movie editor for my first YouTube Video. So between the urge to rip my hair out during the editing process I wanted to do a review of these gorgeous lenses! I really love the Barbie Forest Three Toned series since not only is the quality amazing so the price which is an even bigger bang for your buck especially when you are on a beauty budget! They are current on sale for under ten dollars a pair (yup you heard me right UNDER TEN DOLLAR A PAIR) so snatch them up and look fabulous. But I know enough of my chatter you want to see the good stuff and the review...On to the pictures!





Enlargement -9 out of 10 bats
   These lenses enlarge quite nicely being 16.5 mm while they are not the largest or smallest lenses I have I think that they are right middle. They are large enough to make a difference however they aren't too big to make you appear to have strange alien eyes.

Color and Design -8.7 out of 10 bats
   These lenses are EXTREMELY natural looking. The three tones blend beautifully with your natural eye color (whatever it may be) and give you a nice large dolly eye look without being extremely obvious that you are wearing contacts. The colors are are very soft (as soft as you can get without venturing into pastels). As you can tell from the photos above that my natural eye color is a dark brown. The lighter color lenses (blue, violet and green) aren't as vivid as they would be with someone with lighter eyes. From a distance you can tell there is a slight color difference around the outer portion of my iris. The brown lens gives my dark brown eyes even more depth which I really like about them.

Comfort- 9 out of 10 bats
   Like all my Barbie lenses,these lenses are EXTREMELY comfortable. I can wear these lenses for 7 hours without any issue. However anything longer than that, I would keep eye drops handy since Circle lenses in general can dry out your eyes.

Overall-9 out of 10 bats
   These lenses are really gorgeous. The enlarge your eyes nicely without appearing unnatural.The three toned effect blends nicely in with your natural eye color without making it obvious that you are wearing contacts. These lenses are EXTREMELY natural looking so they can be worn everyday if you wanted. Like all Barbie lenses these lenses are SUPER comfortable can be worn for an extended period of time. Not to mention the added bonus that they are extremely affordable. So if you are looking for a natural looking lens, or if you are on a budget (like most of us are) or are new to circle lenses these are the perfect lenses for you.

If you want to get your hands on a pair of these lovely lenses click on the sidebar icon to take you to Uniqso and enter the code for 10 percent off! (Honestly who doesn't love a coupon?)

Until next time my dears!