When I read nothing but positive reviews about the Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Milano Eyeshadow Palette, I of course made it my mission to track down this bargain beauty favorite.
Being that it can be a challenge to track down Wet n Wild products, I searched high and low in many Walgreen stores in my proximity. It was only after I made it to a highly reliable Walgreens 60 miles alway that I found a display full of these neutral, shimmery palettes.
Some are saying this $8 palette is comparable to the Urban Decay Naked palettes, but more favorably. I own the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and have to agree that the Wet n Wild version is definitely easier to work with. While the 10 eyeshadows in the Wet n Wild palette are equally pigmented and easy to work with, I’ve always found Urban Decay shadow a bit more challenging. They’re pigmented and blendable, but maybe a little too blendable, if that makes sense.
The Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Milano Eyeshadow Palette contains a nice mix of shimmery and matte colors.
The palette includes a dual-ended brush, which isn’t the best, but also not that shabby. One end is flat for patting the shadow on your lids, and the other is for blending.
This is netural shimmery eyeshadow love right here. I’m really impressed with this quality. I can’t say the same for other Wet n Wild Fergie eyeshadow palettes I’ve used in the past, but Milano hits the mark! If it’s a problem for you, be aware that this palette contains Dimethicone.
Because this palette is so awesome, I picked up another to giveaway to one very lucky reader! To enter, fill out the Gleam widget below. All ages can enter, and the giveaway is open to the USA. This giveaway ends Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:59 PM, PST.
It’s sleek. It’s sophisticated. And, best of all, I can show off some of my favorite photos on this case.
The smooth design of Metaluxe is inspired by high-end watches. My favorite feature about the Metaluxe phone case is the protective outer lip on the front that protects the screen from accidents. The case itself is hardy, and has survived many knocks over the past couple of months while still looking great.
It’s an absolutely stunning and fabulous creamy red lipstick.
We are in a day and age where luxury lipsticks are really living up to their price point, and the Smashbox Be Legendary lipsticks are no exception.
The Be Legendary line of lipsticks is designed by artist Donald Robertson exclusively for Smashbox.
These lipsticks are richly pigmented and offer nourishing ingredients that include Shea Butter and antioxidants such as Vitamin C & E.
The lipsticks are called matte, but I would say these are definitely extremely creamy and long-wearing.
My Final Thoughts: Bing is a red to end all reds! From the packaging, to the texture, to the stunning product, I’m all in all wowed by the Smashbox Be Lengendary Lipstick in Bing, created exclusively by Donald Robertson.
The tagline of Shadow Shields is:Be fearless. Be Flawless. Be Smudge Free. That’s an accurate description of of benefits the self-adhesive cloth shields that you can use under your eyes to catch any kind of shadow or glitter fall out.
Painted Ladies: I recently named Shadow Shields as one my favorite beauty inventions. There’s no doubt that Shadow Shields have revolutionize the makeup industry. As a professional makeup artist, what inspired you to create these wonderful creations?
Michelle: You are so sweet for naming us as a Top 5 Beauty Invention. We feel extremely honored and so grateful to you and each of our customers/fans! Before creating Shadow Shields, I was a freelance makeup artist and always struggled with the issue of eyeshadow fallout. So I decided to do something about it; not just find a solution, but create one! The rest is history!
Painted Ladies: How long did it take you to bring Shadow Shields into the market after coming up with the idea?
Michelle: I began researching in mid 2007 and launched in February 2008.
Painted Ladies: Besides being used to help prevent shadow fall out, what are other ways people can use Shadow Shields?
Michelle: We have customers using them in so many fun and creative ways; as a straight edge for shadow to keep it sharp and clean, as a guide for eyeliner- especially that winged cat eye that some can tend to struggle with (Love that saying “May the wings of your liner always be even” Lol!), and even for lipstick to prevent smudging!
Painted Ladies: Do you have any plans to bring out more products that are similar to Shadow Shields?
Michelle: We currently have no plans to bring anything else to market! I’m exhausted just with the one!! LOL!!! Still continuing to grow and build even more brand awareness daily! So thank you for your support and posts- without you guys, there is no Shadow Shields!
When it comes to makeup, I have a confession to make. I am secretly obsessed with makeup setting sprays. They are my favorite way to start and finish a makeup application, and I love the way my makeup looks after I’ve used a setting spray. There are several in my arsenal that I rotate between. While it’s impossible for me to pick a favorite, here’s a look at my 5 must have makeup setting sprays that will not only give your makeup a polished look, but help it last for hours on end.
It really is impossible for me to pick a favorite because each of these makeup setting sprays has a special place in my heart. These sprays come at a variety of price points and each has their own selling point that makes them unique.
I sincerely did not expect to get such great results from this innocent looking $6 product, but I have to tell you this is one of the best budget beauty finds out there. e.l.f.’s take on the makeup setting spray works so well to keep your makeup in place and I’m particularly impressed by how well it keeps foundation looking great.
Fix + was my gateway setting spray and it’s a perpetual favorite that somehow manages to add a gorgeous glow to your skin. It’s a perpetual favorite and one makeup product from MAC I’ll forever repurchase. I really love using MAC Fix + after using a powder foundation to take the powdery edge off of my skin.
This is a longtime beauty industry favorite, and for a good reason! Not only does it smell terrific, it can be used to set your makeup and also on your hair. I’ve been reaching for this spray a lot lately!
The day I got married I was still early on in my makeup career and I sprayed hairspray all over my face keep my makeup in place. Not my smartest move, but it worked. However, Model In A Bottle works better and it doesn’t contain any potentially skin damaging ingredients. And when I mean it works, IT WORKS! It’s a lightweight makeup fixative that is fantastic if you need your makeup to truly last. It’s perfect for brides!
The idea for Skindinavia came up in the middle of a nightclub 10 years ago, and it’s since become a beauty industry must have. Thank you, Allan Goldman, for saving our sweaty faces! Beloved by makeup artists and makeup lovers alike, Skindinavia set the standard for makeup setting sprays, and you’ll find it’s worth every single penny.
Skindinavia is also behind setting sprays for Urban Decay and Mary Kay, proving you can’t improve on a product that’s pretty much perfect. Skindinavia has a version of their spray catered toward brides, and also a spray that offers oil control. I also like Skindinavia’s spray version of a makeup primer, which is silicone-free and really gives your makeup an added edge.
First and foremost, let me just state to the world that Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture wins for best nail polish packaging I’ve ever seen, hands down.
Is this not the cutest use of fonts and graphics? I am so taken by the sleek bottle design and calligraphy script that’s used so well. The question lies in this: Is the polish as good as the packaging?
I recently had the opportunity to try the Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture Nail Perfecter and Nail Polish in Pacific Palisades. This line of nail products is inspired by Los Angeles and the names of the polishes refer to area landmarks. There are some gorgeous colors in the line up!
Lauren B. products are designed to give you a top notch, at-home salon gel manicure experience. The polishes are crafted in the USA and are eco-friendly, cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, and are 5-free, made without formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, formaldehyde resin, or camphor.
The Lauren B. Beauty Nail Perfecter ($20) is the perfect prep product for polish. This product adds nourishment, fills ridges, hides discoloration, dries quickly, and leaves behind a buff, matte base. My nails are full of ridges and I’m impressed by how well it covered up my natural nails.
My Final Thoughts: Bright, vibrant, and shiny, the Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture line offers gorgeous nail colors inspired by Los Angeles. I’m not sure if you get better results with the Lauren B. top coat, but with my own top coat I didn’t find the polish to last as long as promised. Still, the products are lovely and Pacific Palisades is my new go-to lilac polish