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Thursday, August 28, 2008

New found love: AMP cosmetics! (LONG POST!)

Hi guys! Sorry I've been lacking in updates! I've been SO lazy ever since I came back from the trip. I get that "I-REALLY-need-to-get-my-acts-together-but-I-really-don't-want-to-do-anything" mode. Basically I'm hyper/tired at the same time ALL THE TIME! LOL!

However, I've been doing some haulin', and one of which completely took me by surprise. As you all know, I'm an Eyeshadow fiend, period. It does not matter that I have 12 olive green with gold shimmer eyeshadows, I love experimenting with new brands, new colors, and new formulas.

This new brand I've just came across while googling (is that a word?) is called AMP Cosmetics. I checked out the site, sort of going "Eh~" when I first got in the site b/c it reminded me of the La Femme e/s. They are the same size and they came in the pans, however, the RED e/s SCREAMED my name, calling me in, and forced me to push the "Add to chart" button. I reckoned (wow, how British did I sound?) that since I'm ordering something anyway, I might as well make the full use of the shipping. The shipping is not bad AT ALL! It's only $3 for US domestic no matter how much you order. I ended up ordering...14. I know, I know, I need to chop my fingers off. Before you yell at me, I ALSO found a coupon that let me get 50%OFFof the whole order. THE CODE IS: ARTIST. I think anyone can use it. However, I don't know if it has a specific time period, so if you like what you see in the following post, you better act fast. The price for the e/s pan is $7, which is not bad considering that the e/s are GIANT, but it's always better when you get it 50% OFF ($3.50).

Review: Overall, the quality of this brand is AMAZING! The colors are really pigmented (some more than the others) and the textures are very soft. They are also very affordable. The shipping was LIGHTNING SPEED! Holy Guacamole~ I got it within 3 days! However, there are some colors that are, in my opinion, definitely the stars of the collection.

What I recommend: Bad Reputation, Call Me, Breathless-Ah!<--too gorgeous for words!, Brown Sugar, Lust for life, Girls on film, Pretty vacant. I love them to pieces. I've been wearing them almost everyday this week! What I think is kinda "Eh...": Fame<--for some reason, mine was really glue-y(?) and not that pigmented. The texture is relatively chalky and clumpy. A downer for me. However, with out further adieu, here are my new love (all pics are clickable!):

To prove that I'm not affiliated with the company:


Here's what I ordered (I put them in the La Femme palette b/c as much as I love AMP, their palettes are a little pricey, considering I have another empty palette waiting to be used. THEY FIT PERFECTLY!):
Don't they look like candies:



1st Row: Lust for life, Just a girl, Fade into you, Girls on film, Breathless-Ahh!, Blue Monday
2st Row: Bad Reputation (PURE SEX!), Call me, pretty vacant, naked eye, Brown sugar, Fame


top: Into the Groove
Bottome: Supervixen

What they look like w/o flash:
They come in the plastic thing-y like Stila's e/s.

Clockwise: Fade into you, Just a girl, Brown sugar, Girls on film


Clockwise: Call me, Fame, Blue Monday, Bad Reputation


Clockwise: Pretty Vacant, Breathless-Ah!, naked eye, Lust for life.

L-R: Into the Groove, Supervixen

What they look like w/ flash:

Clockwise: Lust for life, Just a girl, Call me, Bad Reputation


Clockwise: Fade into you, Girls on film, Naked eye, Pretty Vacant


Clockwise: Breathless-Ah!, Blue Monday, Fame, Brown Sugar

T-B: Into the Groove, Supervixen

Swatches on arm w/o base:




Swatches w/ MAC Paintpot in Bare Study:



Comparison:
W/O base:

W/ base:


FOTD I did using AMP cosmetics. It looks like the "Fun Back 2 School look", but MORE VIBRANT!



What I used:
Face:
--EDM Fairly Light O Glow (Which is getting too light for me since I GOT A TAN!)
--Coverblend concealor in Light (I need beige like no otha)
--MAC Emote to contour

Cheeks:
--AMP Blush in Pretty Vacant (VERY lightly)

Eyes:
--Breathless-Ah! all over lid
--Brown Sugar on the outer V
--Naked eye to highlight
--Fame on bottom liner
--Stila smudge pot in black
--Mascara

Lips:
--nothing

Shameless cam-whoring:




Another FOTD w/ AMP:




What I used:
Face:
Same as above

Cheeks:
--AMP blush in Girls on film (I personally think that this names sounds kinda pornish...shrugs)

Eyes:
--Just a girl all over lid
--A wittle bit of Blue Monday+a wittle bit of Fame+a POOP load of Naked eye on the outer lid
--Naked eye to highlight

Close-ups:



I put my hair in pig-tail buns b/c I wanted to curl my hair+ Camwhore:




Dazed expression, anyone?


...and the hair came out like this!


That's it guys! Thanks for reading this GIANT post! Goodnight and have a pleasant tomorrow (been watching too much SNL!).
xoxo,
Tao

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are so gorgeous! You've created a lemming for me....Thanks, really.n

ilurvemakeup said...

Such an ENABLER... but I love you for it cuz majority of what you've recommended I've loved :) I'll have to check these out after Labor Day shopping LOL

Fei said...

Prettyyy. I'd probably be picking something out if I were in the market for new makeup. Surprisingly, I've shown a lot of restraint!

miemiemie said...

those look pretty on you! great great eyes :) i always love your work, i stalk your blog and youtube,even at the time when you were away..:)

miemiemie said...

aww thank you :) if you won't mind,i added you up to my links :) haha i can't believe i didn't update my links,slow moi

charlieee said...

such sweeet deal you got there! e/s are pretty :)

Anonymous said...

I love it when you do product reviews. I really love that you are not affiliagted with the companies. I've taken your advice before and I'm happy to say that I was disappointed! <33

Anonymous said...

LMAO girl i know you go crazy with the eyeshadows, but thank you for letting your readers onto AMP...$3 for shipping is not that bad. i just ordered $20 worth of eyeshadow from ulta yesterday...however i'm gonna give AMP a try!

fuzkittie said...

Looks awesome! I especially loooove the look you did, esp the dash of green on the bottom. Beautiful~

I love your smile, so cheery and big!

eBeautyBlog said...

Ew you picked your nose! Nasty girl! LOL...but your pics always amused me though. You're so silly and beautiful.

Never heard of AMP before. Will check them out! Thanks.

Alyssa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! :) I have never heard of AMP either, but their products seem so bright and pigmented. Love it! :)

jewels said...

I am so happy that I found you on Blogger. I been watching you on Youtube. But b/c i don't want a youtube account i didn't subscribe.

Ruby said...

Those shadows remind me of the really cheap ones I saw in Viet Nam that were only about $2 each...and they're pretty good quality too.

Roxy said...

OMG that's so cheap! I hat ecoming to your blog I always find something new I need to buy! LOL Where did you get that palette from?

Anonymous said...

Hi Does anyone know what happened to AMP cosmetics??