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Monday, August 21, 2017

This is a Stain You'll Want to Know About

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Me n’ a lip stain go together like shala-la-la! So these PIXI BEAUTY GelTint & SilkGloss ($12 @ pixibeauty.com, target.com) are right up my alley. I can get a little tired of liquid lipsticks here and there, so these are a nice alternative to color that will last longer than 1 hour.

Choose from:

  • BerryTint & SweetGloss
  • PinkTint & PrettyGloss
  • BeachTint & FreshGloss

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And the tints seem to be a tad mint infused but know that the mint is not irritating in the least. And the tint color is buildable! While i only got about 2.5 hours of wear, I'm will to trade-off longtime wear for the weightlessness these delivered.

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My favorite of the bunch is the BerryTint and I’m not much of a gloss person anymore so I rarely use it, but the tint is great by itself and it doesn’t dry lips out at all.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Next Benefit Tint Is Out!

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BENEFIT COSMETICS Gogotint
($30 @ ulta.com, benefitcosmetics.com) is the next installment of their stains that have become a cult favorite. Like the other shades, it comes in a nail polish-sized bottle with a nail polish-type brush that applies the color. Use it on lips or cheeks and my stance on these has always been the same. I’m just not a fan of the application device at all. After applying it to lips or cheeks I always have to use something else to blend it in. Like the colors but hate the delivery of them.

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This Gogotint is a juicy bright cherry stain and seems to be a tad darker than the rose of the original. So is this something you’ll be picking up?

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Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Are Burberry's New Liquid Lip Velvet Lippies Worth It?

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With a name like Liquid Lip Velvet, one would assume theses new ones from BURBERRY would fall into the liquid lipstick category, but not so fast. Described as, “bold and matte whipped lip cream,” that’s what they are, so these are in no way liquid lipsticks.

So how do these wear? I would put this in the same category as a regular creamy/matte lipstick as it acts pretty much the same, maybe just a tad thinner. The formula is really pigment and I found that I only needed one swipe on lips. As far as wear time, I got an average of 4 hours and the colors do transfer.

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How this one is different than your lipstick in a tube is with the wand. The actual doe foot that applies the color to your lips is bendy! All the ones I’ve come across don’t move but this one bends, which is kind of cool!

Overall I’m not sure the steep price is worth what you get, or maybe I’m just so used to liquid lipsticks and how they wear that I expect for from a lippie these days. Is this something on you’re going to check out?

Choose from 14 colors for $34 @ burberry.com, sephora.com.

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From L to R: Fawn No. 05, Bright Plum No. 49, Oxblood No. 53

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour

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I think I might be crowning myself (is that allowed??) the Queen of Liquid Lipsticks! I love to try them and just when I think I’ve professed my favorite, another comes along and fights for the title.

The latest to enter the ring? RIMMEL Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour ($4.99 @ target.com, ulta.com). These are super pigmented, obviously, and dry down all the way to a matte finish and feel but not desert dry on the lips (I have to think of a word to describe this!). There is zero transfer and these seem to wear-off evenly, which is such a huge plus in my book.

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Shown above in Fire Starter

I received 2 from PR and wanted to pick up a few other shades and had to visit 3 different stores to find them in stock! I’ll take that as a good sign that people are liking them too. Choose from 13 colors in all.

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L to R: #210 Rose & Shine, #820 Heartbeat, #500 Firestarter, #710 Latte To Go

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Benefit's Boi-ing Collection Is Now in Session!

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just came out with a collection called Boi-ing – two new products, two existing ones, and all now have cool, fun names, and they are … CONCEALERS!

And check out this cute display of the products in my local Ulta. I don't agree with the message of skipping class, I mean how could anyone, but the display itself is fun with the rulers and pink eraser colors. How about a message like, "Just apply concealer and don't skip class." Isn't that better?

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So which do you need? It can be confusing so I love on their website you can choose what area of the face you need some coverage and they will recommend which product you need to use. I also gave a breakdown of the details of each below.

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Boi-ing Hydrating Concealer – the sheerest of the bunch, this one contains vitamin E and apple seed extract surrounds the color in the stick to keep skin super hydrated. This one used to be called Fakeup.

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Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer – this is exactly as the name states! Made for spot treating all over the face and full coverage of blemishes, dark circles under eyes and random discolorations. This one is full coverage.

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Boi-ing Brightening Concealer – ideal for dark circles under the eyes, this pink undertoned cream corrects anything brewing under your lids. This used to be called Erase Paste and is full coverage.

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Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer - bluuuurrrrrr those face imperfections with this waterproof, sheer-to-medium, coverage cream. This one gives medium coverage.

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$20 each and all four are available in Light, Light/Medium and Medium @ benefitcosmetics.com nordstroms.com 

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From L to R:  Airbrush Concealer, Hydrating Concealer, Industrial Concealer, Brightening Concealer

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Everyday Minerals with Colorescience

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When I think of the COLORESCIENCE brand I think of their iconic sunscreen, face powders and the like, not an eye, lips, cheek, everything palette! But that’s what we have here with their Beauty on the Go Palette ($54 @ colorescience.comdermstore.com).

Now this one is not super crazy with all the bright colors and textures. I’ve had a couple of people write me about suggestions for an everyday palette and this is a good one to consider.

It’s 5 neutral-colored mineral powders that will flatter every single skin tone out there. And while I rarely hit pan on most of my makeup, I think I just might on this one and I view that as quite an accomplishment! What I like most about this one is the tote-ability of this. I mean, it’s eyes, and cheeks in one easy-to-carry palette.  

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L to R : Neutral Apricot (ivory), Champagne Shimmer (a light pink w/shimmer), Universal Blush (mauve), Sun Kissed Bronze (brown), Coffee Shimmer (dark brown w/shimmer).

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Is Toppik Your Brow Answer?

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I’ve been putting off getting my brows microbladed because, well, I’m kinda chicken to do it as it looks pretty serious. I know that my brows will look perfect for a while but I also won’t be able to try out brow products, which I love to do!

So have to get them in while I can. And up now is this one from TOPPIK and it’s their Brow Building Fibers Set ($19.95 @ toppik.com, dermstore.com). You’ve probably seen those mascaras with fibers in the formula to make lashes longer? Well, it’s the same idea but for brows. My issue with brow products has always been making them look natural and now powdered/penciled in.

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But don't look for any Instagram eyebrows from this set! These are all about the natural look. This 3-part system includes a wax that is applied first so the powder has something to stick to, the Brow Building Fibers and a dual-ended brush for application. With the angled side of the brush, you apply the wax along your existing brow hairs and where you want to apply the fibers. With the other rounded side of the brush, just tap some of the powder out (I used the cap) and dip the brush in and dab it on.

So how does this work? I have a scar in my left brow that I’ve always had an issue covering up completely but this one seems to cover it seamlessly and this looks so natural; probably better than the pencils I’ve been using lately.

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Available in 3 shades: Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Urban Decay Turns Up the Naked Heat

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Who knew I would fall so in love with the new Naked Heat ($54 @ urbandecay.com, ulta.com, macys.com) palette from URBAN DECAY; it’s heating up my summer! It’s part of the Fall 2017 collection and has all the makings of a success. I mean, take a look at the Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It seems like a lot of the shades I see used in tutorials from that palette are similar to some in this one. I mean, they’re not dupes, but a few are in the same family for sure.

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                               Modern Renaissance VS Naked Heat - Who wins?

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And I’m sure I’ll be using this one just as much (the Anastasia one in the picture is my second one I’ve bought!).

I don’t think there is much more I can say about this palette except to pick it up!

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And also new are two 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils ($20 @ urbandecay.commacys.com). The shades are Alkaline, a deep wine, and Torch, described as sienna. I swear by their liners for their long-lasting and the shades are just really wearable.

Will you be picking up these products?

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Is Nyx Lip Ink Really Epic?

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I’ve always been fascinated by how Benefit’s Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain has done over the many years it has existed in their line. I mean, the stain itself is nice but the way of putting it on your lips/cheeks is just ridiculous, in my opinion, and not in a good way. If you’ve never seen it, it uses a nail polish brush, which makes it quite impossible to get some coverage and to stay-in-the-lines, so to speak!

So when I read about these new lip inks coming out, I marched right over to Ulta to pick some up. The brand? NYX COSMETICS. The name? Epic Ink Lip Dyes ($7 @ nyxcosmetics.com (on sale right now for $4.90 each!, ulta.com).

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Finally, a lip ink that comes in many colors and with a great-er delivery system! So how did they perform? They were just like I thought, a highly pigmented dye/stain that’s lightweight and dries all the way down to a matte finish. I got almost 4 hours of wear before the dreaded wear-off where the wet lip meets the dry lip. And these have no transfer unless you get your lips wet, then the color transfers.

Do these sound like they will be making it in your bag?

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From L to R:

Poised – true red, Charmer – deep strawberry red , Revolt – orange, Heartbreaker – deep hot pink.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

NARS Hits Us With their Powematte!

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So here’s the next big release from NARS and I couldn’t have been more excited to try them! NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26) is part of their Fall 2017 Collection. 20 shades total and come out on July 5 on the Sephora mobile app, July 6 on narscosmetics.com barneys.com and Sephora.

What It Is: Introducing Powermatte, a breakthrough new lip formula infused with Fluid Pigment Complex, a new super-saturated, liquefied pigment with an ultra-flexible finish that delivers concentrated coverage with lightweight long-wear. Apply to bare of lined lips for a high-impact matte look that lasts all day – or all night – long. This liquefied pigment pushes the possibilities. It’s matte at its maximum.

Click after the picture to see more info and huge swatches!

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