SALE ALERT: Rock & Republic Cosmetics

If you’ve never tried Rock & Republic cosmetics, this is the PERFECT TIME TO TRY THEM OUT!

Sale is good until Monday. Most of the cosmetics are already marked down 50%, and you can get an ADDITIONAL 50% off that marked down price!

Totally worth it. I highly recommend the eyeshadows and the lipglosses…. and and a blush if you can score it!

It’s all on


And the Winner Is…

Hershley’s Sweet Kiss!!!


You won:

MAC My Paradise Cheek Color!

 I have already sent you an email. You have 48 hours to respond with your mailing address so I can ship your prize. If I don’t hear from you within that time frame, I’ll have to pick another winner. Congratulations again! 

Giveaway: Hot Off The Red Carpet (CLOSED)


I promised that I would give away LORAC’s fantastic Hot Off The Red Carpet set… so here it is! I’ve added a couple of things to complete the look, so that you can be red carpet ready in a matter of minutes:

Gold Clutch
Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero
Lorac 3D Lipgloss
Lorac Tantalizing Bronzer
Lorac Eyeshadow Duo in Tease Me
Lorac Eyeshadow Duo in Tempt Me
Minus the mascara and eyepencil, I reviewed the collection here:
And I did an FOTD here:
You guys know the drill: You have to be a public follower to qualify. Now, I know that GFC is broken, so you can’t see yourself. BUT I CAN SEE YOU IN MY DASHBOARD. I can tell who’s following publicly, so don’t stress if you can’t see the GFC button. You can follow the blog by clicking the ‘FOLLOW’ link at the top of this blog, or by ‘SUBSCRIBING BY EMAIL’ with the link in the sidebar of this blog.

You can get one extra entry for linking via ‘networked blogs’ — located in the sidebar of this blog.

You can get EVEN MORE entries for this giveaway by ‘liking’ Adventures In Makeup on Facebook, following me @shahadakarim on Twitter, linking this giveaway in your blog sidebar, or creating a blog post about this giveaway.


Light It Up: Armani Pink Light Powder

This lovely powder was all the rage for the Armani Spring 2011 collection, and quickly sold out! I finally managed to score one on the Armani website. I called an Armani expert (Hey Emma!) and she tells me that the powder is coming back as part of the permanent line! That’s FANTASTIC news for anyone who’s hoping to get one…

I didn’t expect it to be as iridescent as it is. But my worries were unfounded, because it blends out beautifully, even on my medium toned skin…

and even more blended out…

I did that just with my fingers. I love how it ‘adds light’ without adding a bunch of glitter or ash. It’s actually a neutral pink (not warm and not cool). I can see it doing wonders as a highlight in the center of the face, and even at the high points.

Lip Service: Haughty’s Missing Swatch

Hey guys,

I forgot to put up one more swatch of the Haughty Lipglosses.

This is likely the palest of them all…

Keep It Professional

(pinky nude)
Even this pale color is still flattering. There is NO ash factor with these lipglosses (they all look to be infused with a healthy dose of gold), so they’ll work on a wide range of skin tones. 

FOTD: Twisted Neutral

I wanted to road test the Le Metier matte eyeshadows… boy did they perform! They remained matte all day on my oily lids (no primer. you guys know how I feel about primer), and never creased or faded…


Le Metier Eyeshadow in Peachy Keen (lid/browbone)
Le Metier Eyeshadow in Milan (crease)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 12L (waterline)
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara

29 Hydrating Foundation in Dark
Kevyn Aucoin Diaphonous Radiance Powder
By Terry Blush in Beach Bomb
Cover Girl Nature Luxe Balm in Anemone

Lip Service: Haughty Cosmetics Swatches

As promised, here are swatches of the Haughty Cosmetics Lip Glosses. I cannot tell you guys how good these glosses feel! I’ve never used anything like them. They are not greasy, not sticky, and highly pigmented. I don’t know how they formulated these glosses, but the payoff is well worth it.

Break a Leg
Polish It Off
Know Your Audience
Speak Up
Take a Risk
(Strawberry Pink)
Make A Statement

If you notice, the color and finish of these glosses are very similar to Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine. Polish It Of reminds me of Canotier, Take a Risk reminds me of Monte Carlo,  and Break A Leg reminds me of Sari d’Eau.
They are more weightless than Rouge Coco Shine (if you can imagine that. The Chanel Lippies are pretty weightless), but the finish is mostly pigment, with just a hint of shine.