URBAN DECAY LAUNCHES VICE LIPSTICK- 120 Shades of Lipstick Heaven!!!

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ARE YOU SITTING DOWN? Urban Decay is about to drop it’s biggest launch yet- a total of 120 lipsticks,  74 of which are Brand. Spankin’. New. THERE IS A GREEN PEOPLE! This is not a drill!!!! A few weeks ago I noticed that the revolution lipsticks were on sale for just $11, down from $22, and now we know why. These new Vice Lipsticks will be $17 a bullet! Say what now? Yep. It’s rare to see a company launch a product that is less expensive than one it is replacing. Part of this might be due to the less expensive packaging, but I haven’t tried these yet to say for sure. When I get them in my hot little hands I’ll share, share share and share again. I’ll have to, there’s like a grillion colors.

Speaking of the colors- each retailer will carry 100 of the overall 120 shades- there are 80 core shades, 20 Sephora exclusives, and 20 non-Sephora lipsticks. I’m thrilled to see Urban Decay return to it’s roots with the less common colors like Junkie, Heroine and Perversion, as well as a few of the best colors from the Gwen Stefani Launch being made perm- HELLO Firebird! Come thru with your gorgeous self. Below is all the info I have at this time, I don’t have a launch date yet but I assume it will be soonish.

– thank you to Courtney of Phyrra.net for hooking me up with the info on these- love ya!

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Heatless Waves | 5 Minute Hair Tutorial


Guys & Dolls!

I’m so excited to share this quick technique for Heatless Waves! I want to share more hair tutorials with you, if you have requests or ideas please let me know what you’d like to see next!

a few extra tips/ what you’ll need!

First off you’ll need a head band. I prefer decorative ones because then the hair being rolled up is a hairstyle I’m happy to pal around town in, or even wear as an undo! If you want to have a more secure wrap with larger waves use a thicker headband, like the one. It has a rubberized inside so it stays in place and the larger braided size makes sure it doesn’t get too curly! Likewise if you’d like tighter curls, use smaller sections of hair and wrap is tighter around a thinner band.

When I don’t have hours to wait before my hair sets, after I wrap it, I give my hair a spritz with a setting or grooming spray, then a 90 second blast with the hair dryer. Let it cool for about 15-20 minutes and you’ll have gorgeous waves. These are typically bit looser and less curled, and I know this isn’t technically “heatless” this way, but the indirect heat from your dryer is way less damaging than a curling iron or flat iron.

If you have more time (like overnight) wrap the hair when it’s slightly damp; When hair sets from wet to dry is creates style memory and your curls will be tighter and last longer! Sometimes with this method I’ll find myself with a little frizz, so I take a water-soluble and shine enhancing pomade like Layrite SuperShine. Just a teeny bit rubbed on the palms and smoothed over the hair makes it glossy and beautiful!


DRUGSTORE HAUL: Target, Walgreens & Sally’s Beauty Supply

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Hey Blushettes! Today I’m super excited to share a random makeup and drugstore haul of things I picked at Target, Walgreens and Sally Beauty Supply. I picked up a little bit of everything from makeup, to hair dying supplies; a trip down the crayola aisle, and some homegoods stuff. Hang out with me while I share my haul, and let me know what you think of this format! I’ve linked what I can below so you can check it out- I’m really excited about using placemats on my desk! I used to use a table runner on my old desk- I love how easy it is to just wash them- and so much less wasteful than paper towels!


Placemats – http://bit.ly/224w5JB
Votive Candles – http://bit.ly/1QLj00y
Sweary Coloring Book – http://bit.ly/1Wdv1Mt
Twist-up Crayons – http://bit.ly/1nBzTPq
My Color Is Black – http://bit.ly/1XgQqo8

Wet ‘n’ Wild Brushes – http://bit.ly/1pABQNA
Kiss Lashes- Shy, Lily, Tulip, Posh and Peony (not daisy)
Studio 35 Precision Tips – http://bit.ly/1QsKZlz
Studio 35 Lash Curler – http://bit.ly/1MaEHBE
Simple Eye Makeup Pads – http://bit.ly/224wYSh
Sally Beauty

Handheld Mirror
Nitralon Gloves – http://bit.ly/1pjDwve
Foam Rollers – http://bit.ly/1pjDBPp
Single Pin Curl Clips – http://bit.ly/1QQDQIx
All Purpose Clips – http://bit.ly/1Wdwd2i
Plastic Pin Curl Clips – http://bit.ly/1Wdw66Q
Animal Print Tint Brushes – http://bit.ly/1pjE2tf
Magic Grips – http://bit.ly/1Wdw7HV
Clear Elastics – http://bit.ly/1XgRWGX
Face Secrets Brush Cleanser – http://bit.ly/1XgS7SE
Hair Dye Measuring Cup
Palladio Peach Ice Blush – http://bit.ly/1QLkWGa
Palladio Crushed Metals Eyeshadows Stellar and Parlax – http://bit.ly/1U611Eb
Nail File
ION Repair – gift with purchase
Gifts from Subscribers

Katie- Does This Make Me Look Fat book
Ariel-Makeup Print Leggings
Samantha- City Chic Dress
Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Pillow

-XOXO  Cora


ICON SERIES: Britney Spears Allure April 2005

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It’s Britney Bitch!

I’ve started a new ICON series where I’ll be recreating specific iconic makeup looks from the past. I want to get you guys involved in the series, so I’m asking you to submit requests! There are a few I have stored up that I want to do, but the main goal is to recreate the specific looks you want to see. We’re kicking off this series with a Britney Spears Allure cover from April 2005. The look is sultry, glam, and just a little grungy ^_^. Britney’s gorgeous brown eyes really pop with this look, so I’ve darkened my blue eyes in a few photos to really illustrate how great this makeup is for my brown eyed girls. Leave me some love in the comments and let me know what looks you want to see for this MAKEUP ICON SERIES on IG, FB @vintageortacky or email them to me requests4cora@yahoo.com



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THE FACE CHART http://www.thefacechart.com

*Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer
*MUFE Ultra HD in R210 & R250 
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge 
MAC Radiant Rose 
MUFE Full Coverage Concealer 3 
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
*Urban Decay Naked Skin Light Neutral (to Lighten brows)
*Urban Decay Brow Tamer Taupe
*Charlotte Tilbury Rock’n’Kohl 
NARS Sycorax Dual Intensity Eyeshadow
MAC Mylar Eyeshadow
NARS Ursa Major Dual Intensity Eyeshadow
MAC Copperplate Eyeshadow
Colourpop Mittens
*Makeup Geek Mesmerize
MAC Knight Divine Eyeshadow
*Makeup Geek Starry Eyed
*Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
*Tarte Contour Palette
Becca MoonStone Pressed
*MAC Promise Me
*MAC Softly Lit

Smashbox Insta-Matte Review & Demo


SmashBox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer promises to instantly transform your cream lipsticks into a plush, balmy matte. The question is, does it work…and can we dupe the effect with another product? Watch my video to find out.

While the effect can be duped by using a clear dimethicone-based primer, I still prefer Insta-Matte because it’s a bit thicker, and the texture is better, plus I know it’s lipsafe. With that being said, you can certainly grab a primer of the right texture and try it out! I also want to mention I did some additional experimenting with this. I tried it as a lipstick primer and it was a bust- the lipstick sort of slide over it but didn’t go on. I then tried it over some already-matte lipsticks I have that have hard, dry textures (read: Melt Cosmetics). The smoothing balmy feel of this made the lipstick look more velvety, and my lips much more comfortable. I’m really happy I picked this up, thank you for suggesting this!



Manny MUA X Makeup Geek Palette Tutorial


Hello Guys & Dolls! I was so excited to sit down and have some makeup playtime with the new Manny MUA X Makeup Geek Palette! I love how there are intense colors, but also warm neutrals that will flatter anyone- even those of us with very pale skin! I filmed this makeup tutorial a little bit different, let me know what you think in the comments and if you love this Palette’s Sailor Moon theme you might enjoy my Sailor Moon Series Tutorials.







Makeup & Brushes Used
MAC Painterly Paint Pot – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2kb/
Manny Mua Palette – http://www.makeupgeek.com/
MAC 217 Brush – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2kq/
Baby Face Eyeshadow
Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Brush – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2ks/
Mars Eyeshadow – Manny MUA Palette
Sonia Kashuk Crease Brush – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2ke/
Aphrodite Eyeshadow – Manny MUA Palette
Milani Espresso Line Shadow Eyez – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2kg/
Sonia Kashuk Shader Brush – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2kh/
Steampunk Eyeshadow – http://www.makeupgeek.com
MAC 239 Brush – http://bit.ly/1ORsWQt
I’m Peachless Eyeshadow – http://www.makeupgeek.com
Ve’s Favorite Brush #32 – http://crownbrush.us
Milani Almond Cream Shadow Eyez – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2kw/
MAC 228 Eyeshadow Brush – http://bit.ly/1VRoozj
Phantom Eyeshadow – http://www.makeupgeek.com
Wayne Goss 20 Brush – http://shrsl.com/?~61xe
Artemis Eyeshadow – Manny Palette
MAC 252 Eyeshadow Brush – http://bit.ly/1TRydzo
Bio Derma SensiBio – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2kz/
Kiehls Super Fluid – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2l0/
Urban Decay Naked Skin 1.0 – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2l1/
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Opal – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2l2/
Beauty Blender Sponge – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2l3/
NYX Gotcha Covered Ivory & Light – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2l4/
Sigma F75 http://bit.ly/1RIs8lu
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2l5/
Wayne Goss 00 Brush http://shrsl.com/?~bdxi
NYX Taupe Blush (original) – http://bit.ly/1HgiItm
Real Techniques 301 Brush – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2la/
Milani Brow Tint Pen Natural Taupe – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2lb/
Urban Decay Brow Definer Dark – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2lc/
Precision Q Tips – http://bit.ly/1QsKZlz
Colourpop Stomper Liner – https://colourpop.com/product/stomper-liner/
Bdellium Tools 762 – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2le/
Make Up For Ever Ink Liner – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2lf/
MAC 208 Brush – http://bit.ly/1TTjQJw
Sigma E65 Brush – http://bit.ly/1QMzbq4
Makeup Geek Insomnia – Manny MUA Palette
Rainbow Lash Curler – Walgreens
Make Up For Ever Smoky Stretch Lash – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2lg/
Kiss Lily Lashes – http://bit.ly/24CiFmN
Makeup Geek Infatuation and Rendezvous Blush
Real Techniques Powder Brush – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2lh/
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting lip 10 – http://go.magik.ly/ml/2lj/

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