Archive | May, 2011

Poll Results: Do you wear makeup with SPF?

31 May

So we asked our lovely readers if they wear makeup with SPF, and we are extremely happy to find out that they do! Protecting your skin against sun damage is super important. You don’t want to end up looking like a leather face. Do you? We think not.

Primers:

Too Faced Primed and Poreless SPF 20 Bronze Tint Skin Smoothing Face Primer ($30):

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 15 With Dermaxyl Complex To Go ($17):

Tinted Moisturizers:

Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($32):

Lancome Aqua Fusion Teinte ($38.50): (Warning  – this is no longer on Lancome’s website, so Pants is terrified her beloved product has been discontinued!)

Foundation:

Tarte ReCreate Anti-Aging Foundation with Wrinkle Rewind Technology SPF 15 ($37):

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 ($26.50):

Lips:

eos Lip Balm – Lemon Drop SPF 15:

MAC Surf Baby Sun Tints SPF 20 ($15.50):

Tell us, what SPF makeup products do you use?

xo,

Red & Pants

Poll – Do you wear makeup with SPF?

29 May

Memorial Day weekend is here!  That means the season of fun in the sun is upon us. With all of the outdoor activities that typically go on this weekend, we want to know do you wear makeup with SPF?

Super Rave & Review – Stila Waterproof Liquid Eyeliners

26 May

So recently, we glimmer shimmer girls both purchased the Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. We even happened to purchase them in the same gorgeous green color, Electric. The verdict? AMAZEBALLZ! Would you expect any less than with the word “sparkle” in the name? We think not.

The liner has an amazing vibrant color, and there’s plenty of sparkle. It goes on smoothly and lasts all day. This is perfect for the super hot summer, because it’s waterproof.  Some of our favorite shadows we like to use to make the liner pop are: Urban Decay’s YDK and Half Baked, and the Smashbox trio shadow we mentioned yesterday. Definitely a neutral-tone eye with some shimmer with look great with this liner.

And if you’re like Pants and can’t have too much green in your life, then pair it with Maybelline’s limited edition Great Lash mascara in Green Envy.

This photo of the wand is blurry, but the lighting isn’t that great inside at 10 p.m. But you can see that it’s a super pretty bright green and almost matches the Stila eyeliner exactly. I wear this on top of my black mascara so that I can get volume and length. Typically colored mascaras don’t really show up too well, they are just too dark. This is super bright, even when layered on top of my black mascara. I think I have some white priming mascara that I might try under it to see if it brightens it any more.

We’re thinking a the Stila Electric liner might also be fun with a green smokey eye… Might have to try that this weekend. What would you pair it with?

xo, 

Red & Pants

Review: Smashbox Perfectly Polished Lids

25 May

We both got the Smashbox Perfectly Polished Lids set from Sephora as the free 500 point gift a few months back on Makeups Sunday!

I should have probably taken this picture in natural light… but we didn’t decide what to write about until later, and then I might have fallen asleep for a couple minutes, and then I had to eat dinner. Stop judging me!

Anyway, we’re both big fans of this set – with the eye shadow trio, you’ve got a highlight (vanilla) , lid shade (Champagne)  and crease shade (Brazilian Bronze). The Smashbox cream eye liner in Midnight Brown is a dark brown that isn’t as harsh as a black liner can sometimes be, and complements the shadows. These shades are perfect for the warmer months and will compliment any skin tone.

No worries if you don’t have this set. Here are some dupes for the colors in the trio:

Vanilla

  • Brule by MAC
  • In the Buff by Too Faced
Champagne
  • Naked Lunch by MAC
  • Virgin by Urban Decay
Brazilian Bronze
  • Go by MAC
  • Smog by Urban Decay
Tell us, are you loving any special makeup sets right now?
xo,
Red & Pants

Surfin’ U.S.A.

24 May

MAC’s Surf Baby collection is finally available online through MAC, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s!

Red has been patiently waiting weeks for this collection to be released. However, as reviews and swatches starting popping up, she narrowed down her list and finally decided on just purchasing the Crushed Metallic Pigment Collection in Summer Stash.

Is there anything from this collection you can’t pass up?

xo,

Red & Pants

Poll Results – Which ‘Real Housewives’ have the best makeup?

23 May

Poll results are in! The winner of this week’s poll is the ‘Real Housewives Beverly Hills.’ Those ladies really do have fabulous makeup. We wonder if any of them do their own makeup?


In the first season, we saw Camille do her own makeup at least once, when she was sharing her NARS Orgasm blush. We saw Kyle having hers done several times. Kim apparently wasn’t too into makeup, and there was an episode where she had someone do her hair and makeup for her. Taylor tended to look crazy with her balloon lips, and probably went through a tube of lip gloss a day on those things. Adrienne’s makeup always looked pretty good too, but we were too distracted by the gold tinsel in her hair. Last, but not least is Lisa, who always looks fab and can do no wrong. Whoever does her makeup does a great job.

xo,

Red & Pants

POLL – Which ‘Real Housewives’ have the best makeup?

20 May

We love us some “Real Housewives.” If you haven’t gotten into these shows, Bravo is currently showing Orange County, New York and New Jersey. If you’re going to start now, go with New Jersey – definitely the most dramatic and it JUST started on Monday.

These ladies have people come to their house to do their hair and makeup BUT we did hear Camille (from Beverly Hills) tell someone her blush color was Orgasm, which is one of our favorites from NARS!

So we wanna know – which ladies – as a whole – have the best makeup?

Orange County

New York City

Atlanta

New Jersey

D.C.

Miami

Beverly Hills

xo,

Red & Pants

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