Maybelline’s 24 Hour Tattoos: Dare To Go Nude Collection

Obviously, I love makeup. I couldn’t be a makeup blogger if I didn’t. And, a few of the items I get, I become obsessed with. Maybelline’s 24 Hour Color Tattoos are some of them. I know I’m not the only one either. You know how you find out you are obsessed about particular makeups? You get overly giddy when you find that limited collection and find it ridiculously hard to remain calm, cool and collected. You also have to hold your hand over your mouth when you pay for them because you are extremely giddy about it and want to blab your good fortune to the uninterested ¬†(I promise)¬†checkout person. But, when I can run home and photolog them…sigh…sweet bliss…

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These are from Maybelline’s Dare To Go Nude Collection. Yes, I know wearing makeup and calling it nude a nude look is an oxymoron. That’s the fun of makeup.

I paid about $8 a piece for these. Considering they are some of the best products to wear as eyeshadow primers, I think they are a very worthy investment. Especially when I can put one on, do some eyeliner and mascara and I’m rather ready for work. Great payout for a little effort. And, the name ‘tattoo’ is meant to mean they.stay.put. With one exception that I’ll get to, that’s what these do.

The lightest shade, ‘Pure Nude’ makes for a flirty, shimmer eye primer. But, you can go it alone and call it almost a Marilyn Monroe look with a very dark eyeliner…

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Next is ‘Stroke of Midnight’. I think this is probably 11 minutes after midnight because it turns into something way different, like once it’s past midnight, than the other five tattoos. You’ll get a shot of that in the swatches…

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‘Nude Compliment’ is a name that makes me giggle. Compliments on my eyes, I’m totally sure is what it means. This is the best taupe eye shadow primer/cream I own. If you get just one, this would be the classic for your Vanity…

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I know ‘Caramel Cool’ isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. However, the effects it has with green and yellow eyeshadows is so worth the investment. You will be pushing all of your eyeshadow looks to new limits with this one…

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Now, if you only get TWO, you should get ‘Sleek & Spice’. I love this one as a stand alone. I used my richest brown eyeliner (*cough Beauty From The Earth’s upcoming ‘The Last Drop’ eyeshadow cough*) and I have made the fastest smoky eye in the West…

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Last is ‘Beige-ing Beauty’. What looks like a peachy-nude, actually has this orangey duo look to it. Totally awesome. Totally unexpected…

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The swatches in non-direct sunlight…

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And these are high noon light…

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‘Stroke of Midnight’ was so patchy that it had to get a severe pat-down and, that still didn’t quite do the trick. I am going to have to fiddle a lot with that one. My next trick will be to see if I can use it as a cream eyeliner. I won’t be using that one much as a primer or shadow, I can tell. The others, they are work horses. I love them all and am pleased without any doubts to add them to the Vanity.

I found these at Walgreens in a display and have been seeing them more and more. But, they are going fast because I haven’t seen a full display with all six shades since I picked these up.

Are you game?

 

I Spy…L’oreal New York Nudes Collection at Bed, Bath and Beyond

The L’oreal New York Nudes collection isn’t exactly brand new, but one of the newer collections. I found this display at Bed, Bath and Beyond…

Only the dark polish on the far right intrigues me, in the photo above.

I think these colors are super nude…

There’s the very dark brown, to the right, that I would like, above.

Nude shades are just not colors I gravitate to. I’m not into nudes. How about you? Will you be sporting nude shades this Fall?

I Spy…L’oreal Nudes and Sock Monkeys

We don’t move from one season to the next here in Orlando. We move from hot, hotter and hottest seasons. Right now it is hottest, but WHOOPIEEE hotter is on the way!! How do I know? I am starting to see Fall and Halloween stuff in the stores. Get your butts on back to school, kids! The Holidays are coming and so are the products!

I saw this at the Dollar Tree this week. Sort of freaky, exotic and out there…

Even if it is pretend, I don’t think I want to create a look of spiders crawling out of my eyes!!! EEK!

L’oreal wants us to get nude. Nude makeup, that is…

I’m not a nude sort of (makeup) gal. I like color! But, there are some nice taupes and browns in these collections. I discovered these at Walgreens.

It took ALL of my willpower to not purchase these!!!….

I found these mini sets of Kleancolor polishes at Ross Dress For Less. It was only the vision of two boxes of unswatched polishes sitting in my office that kept me from buying these. I couldn’t seem to stop imagining a cute little knick-knack shelf to display the Kleancolor babies. The photos are fuzzing not only because I was using my phone camera but because I was truly quivering over finding these. My heart just skipped a couple of beats reliving this.

Now, this is something I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to go back and get…

These cuties I found at Claire’s. And these, below, I stumbled upon at Big Lots…

Which one do you like best? I like the middle one that is supposed to be a pumpkin!

Are you as ready as I am for some Fall stuff? I’m ready for just the hot temperature, or season, that is!!