Monday, July 18, 2011

Alert! There's Been Another Color Explosion!

Hey everyone! First off- I gotta say, I'm AMAZED by the response to my latest video on the MAC eyeshadow dupes. I am so thankful for all the nice, appreciative feedback. Thanks for taking the time to watch that video, and if you haven't seen it yet, CLICK HERE!

This blog is sort of a follow-up to a review/tutorial video (Reviewtorial, baby!) on the Maybelline Color Explosion palette in Forest Fury (green). I was really impressed with the pigmentation of that palette- (shown below on the left), and compared the texture and color in that palette to the Lancome Colour Design palettes that also have lots of rich colors. I said I wanted to pick up more of these, and apparently lots of other people did too (slim pickins at the local Wal-Mart!) But there was ONE left in the shade I really wanted to try- Caffeine Rush. (Note: I did not experience any caffeine-like effects after using this eyeshadow).

The Caffeine Rush palette has the same shimmery/metallic textures (plus one super glittery shade, just like the green palette has). I LOVE the two deeper brownish taupe shades... you can just put one on your lid, all the way through your crease and it'll catch the light and POP on your lid, but look more shadowed in the crease... it's gorgeous. I must take a picture next time I use it! The lighter shades are lovely as well for blending and highlighting the brow bone or inner corner.
I just wanted to update you, to let you know that the green palette wasn't just a one-hit wonder for the Maybelline Color Explosion line. These palettes are the real deal! I'll probably wear this neutral kit even more often. You don't NEED to add any deeper shades to this one to get a great look... the deepest color is great in the crease, but a matte brown can offset the shimmer for a dramatic night-out look. I highly suggest picking this up next time your out & about in the drugstore! Here's a link to the Maybelline website to check out the other color options. AND look for this palette in an upcoming haul video on my YouTube channel!! :)


Daily Nuggets...
  • I'm so glad my sister's cat Bun is doing better after being hospitalized over the weekend! She's had some health issues, but is now back home!
  • Cupcake is looking adorable on her stack of blankets.
  • I've been making iced tea using my Keurig... the half & half black tea & lemonade mix is awesome!!
  • I had Quiznos last night & once again fell in love with the Chipotle Turkey Sammie.
  • In that odd stage where my nail polish hasn't exactly chipped off, but it doesn't look nice & fresh anymore.
  • Made corn guacamole this afternoon! It's very easy. Here's what I did...
Emily's Corny Guacamole!
  1. Use a fork to mash up 1 avacado in a bowl (I make it a rough mash & leave some chunks)
  2. Thaw half a cup of frozen corn to room temperature- add to avacado
  3. Add a quick shake of garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt & black pepper to taste
  4. Enjoy with chips, crackers, on a sandwich, on nachos, or just as a side dish on its own!
(sorry there's no pic... I ate it all)

31 comments:

  1. Emily! I live in Mexico city thats to bad cause that mini palette still not come here so I just enjoy the review and I hope it comes soon!!, btw! thnks a lot for the dupes video! really thanks =)

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  2. YAY!! I'm so glad you posted the recipe. It sounds sooo good!! :)

    Gorgeous palettes!!!

    Hope you're having a good day, gorgeous!!

    XOXO, CC

    https://twitter.com//CupcakeKissesxx

    http://thecupcakecartel.blogspot.com

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  3. Awesome and thanks for the recipe too! Emgenx here! :)

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  4. I think ur an awesome make up guru :) I enjoy watching ur videos so much.

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  5. Your reviews are so helpful to me Emily. These look so amazing, want all off them, especially the purple one :)

    Love Christine ♥

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  6. I love it "There's no picture I ate it all"! Must have been delicious.

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  7. I love watching your videos Emily, very informative, detailed, and precise. I'm especially appreciative of your "dupe" videos as I am not a fan oh paying extreme amounts for makeup. Plz keep them coming, thank you.

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  8. I'm always down to try some new neutral palettes. My poor wee elf Butternut quad is getting rather played out.

    Also, anything Quiznos chipotle sauce goes on is complete win. I like getting the veggie sammie with chipotle sauce instead of the italian vinagrette. NOM!

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  9. I tried my friends Cafferine Rush Quad today and ADORED it. Beautiful and amazing. As soon as it goes on sale I'm buying all of them!!! Well that maybe a wee bit of overkill.... Love ya Emily

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  10. Thank you for posting! I am all about neutrals and I think I might just have to get that palette.

    Thanks again!

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    www.twitter.com/selena_haler

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  11. Your video on the MAC dupes was awesome! SO helpful, as always! Thank you for that!

    I'll try to find these eye shadows in Croatia, we just don't get the same stuff you do in the US.

    xoxo

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  12. I am wearing pink punch today. very pretty, but i do agree that the shape of the dark color is hard b/c my crease brush picks up the surrounding colors.

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  13. Nice, I think I'll try caffiene rush.
    I loved that Mac Dupe video, thanks for taking the time to find all those dupes. :)
    You are an amazing guru!

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  14. Can't wait to get my hands on these!!
    Check out my blog, if you ever have time!

    dirttydiana.blogspot.com

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  15. I looove anything with avocados! I hope we get these Maybelline pallettes in Canada soon :D

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  16. Maybelline Color Explosion palettes look gorgeous i wanna try them out soon!!

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  17. i LOVE all of these soooooo much, great colors. and you have such a wonderful blog and it is full of so much inspiration! if you get the chance to check out mine, i would love to see what your opinions are on it! i also think that you might like my most recent post, it's a super easy super cute nail polish idea. check it out!

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  18. I love you and your reviews. They are always so honest and true! Keep them coming! Check out my blog! :)

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  19. Just bought this yesterday, and the colors are beautiful. Thank you for reviewing these!

    Also, can you PLEASE find a dupe for Maybelline Mousse Concealer since they are discontinued. My mom borrowed mine and fell in love with it. When we went to get her one they didn't have it anymore, and it was one of my favorite too.

    A cheap version would be appreciated, but if not we are willing to pay for any version.

    I came to you because I know you're always willing to find dupes for makeup.

    Thank you :D

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  20. Thanks for another great review!!!


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  21. Thanks so much!


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  22. Wow!
    Im the 5.201-st follower on your blog! :D
    Amazing!

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  23. I use a lablebaby to mark all the dupes on the lids! This was perfect timing sinc my shroom and cork were hitting the pan! I just love dupes.

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  25. Woww...lovely palette and the shades look so amazing!! :)

    xoxo
    calicoaster
    www.beautydiaries.com

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    -Holly

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  28. Throw some Cilantro in that dip and its a sealed deal ;)

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