Browsing makeup

Friday, February 17, 2017

Brow Perfection By Maybelline

Maybelline-Brow-Precise-Fiber-Volumizer-and-Brow-Precise-Illuminateur-Perfection
It seems that brows have their season every season and this season is no exception! So let me ask you, what are your brows doing these days? Here are a few to perk them up from MAYBELLINE.

Maybelline-Brow-Precise-Fiber-Volumizer-up-close

Maybelline-Brow-Precise-Fiber-Volumizer-wand-up-close

Maybelline-Brow-Precise-Fiber-Volumizer-swatches

From L to R: Auburn, Blonde, Deep Brown

Brow Precise Fiber Volumizing Mascara ($9.99 @ maybelline.com, ulta.com, walgreens.com) - this one looks and sorta acts like a mascara for your brows. It’s a tinted gel that adds a little dimension and color to the brow area to help fill in areas and make them look fuller. And the small tapered shape of the wand is really easy to use. Available in 5 shades.

Maybelline-Brow-Precise-Illuminateur-Perfection-up-close

Maybelline-Brow-Precise-Illuminateur-Perfection-swatches
From L to R: Light, Medium, Deep

Brow Precise Perfecting Highlighter ($7.99 @ maybelline.com, ulta.com, target.com) – So you’ve got your hairs styled so now make them pop by highlighting around the brow with one of these 3 shades. Just line the area around each brow and blend in or just run this just under each brow. It really does make brows standout in your overall look.

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

You can also follow Cybele on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Snapchat

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Latest in Liquid Lipstick

D.E.N.-Cosmetics-Lock-My-Lips-24-Hour-Lipcolors

D.E.N.-Cosmetics-Lock-My-Lips-24-Hour-Lipcolor-wand

Another day, another liquid lipstick to come into my world! The brand is D.E.N. COSMETICS and they are all about lips as it’s the only thing they sell! Lock My Lips 24Hr Lipstick ($21 @ dencosmetics.com) comes in 6 different shades and there is even a graph on their site where you look up your skin tone and it will tell you what shades will look best on you.

Their liquid lipstick is one of those rare ones that contain the color on one side and a gloss topper on the other and I’m a total fan of these types. The formula with these dries down all the way but not to a desert like some. But if you need a little moisture, yes, you have the glossy topper.

D.E.N.-Cosmetics-Lock-My-Lips-24-Hour-Lipcolor-swatches

I loved the red of Cherry Bomb. It applied evenly and wore for hours. I wish I could say the same for the Cupcake shade. It went on kind of patchy and just didn’t look right from the start so I’d pass on that color.

Is this a brand you are looking to try out?

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

You can also follow Cybele on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Snapchat

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Big Brand Gets Into the Liquid Lipstick Game

Morphe-Liquid-Lipstick-in-hand

Morphe-Liquid-Lipstick-back

OMG, we have a new contender here in the liquid lipstick category! It’s from MORPHE and it’s their new Liquid Lipstick collection that just came out. So how is it? Click below to see more pictures and swatches!

The facts:

  • 22 shades
  • Full dry-down so no transfer formula
  • 5g of product
  • $12.99 @ morphebrushes.com

Click here to read more

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Breaking Down URBAN DECAY #PrepPrimeSet

It seems like we’re just welcomed the New Year and already it’s time to talk Spring Collections! I’m kinda ready for it now. The weather has been quite rainy, which I love, but I’m ready to break out my dresses and sandals.

What are you excited for this upcoming spring? The new makeup coming out? Perfumes? I’m quite excited out this #PrepPrimeSet collection from URBAN DECAY’s new Spring 2017 Collection. So let’s get to it!

Urban-Decay-B6-and-Quick-Fix-Complexion-Prep-Priming-Sprays

Prep Primer Sprays

‘B6’ Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Priming Spray ($31/4oz @ urbandecay.com, ulta.com, sephora.com) – absorbs oil, balances skin, and evens skin tone.

‘Quick Fix’ Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray ($31/4oz @ urbandecay.com, ulta.com, sephora.com) – replaces lost moisture, minimizes pores, brightens and smooths the skin.

 

Click here to read more

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hydro Boost Your Skin with Neutrogena

Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.

Neutrogena-Hydro-Boost-collection
So we’re a few weeks into the New Year. Did you make any resolutions? I don’t really make them, or rather, don’t call them resolutions. More so, I just tweak a few things in my life, like turning off all electronics at 10pm and another is applying hand cream every night before bed. It’s easier for me to stick to small changes like this then to bite off more than I can chew, which is what I usually do!

Another way is to make sure I give my skin the TLC it deserves. I mean, it’s out there, front and center in every meeting, or braving the cold wind, so it should get some lovin’ right back. And we totally know that skin that has been taken care of begins with a good base like moisturizers, primers and foundations. One that’s sure to delight your skin is the latest Hydro Boost collection from Neutrogena. Doesn’t the name alone just invite you in?

Neutrogen-Hydro-Boost-at-Walmart

The new Hydro Boost collection makeup items can all be found at Walmart stores and each are infused with Hyaluronic Acid to help with hydration as well as plump it up. As serious as the name sounds, Hyaluronic Acid is normally found in the structure of the skin, as well as joints, but as we age, the skin has a harder time being able to retain that moisture, so these products give skin the help it needs.

Here is a breakdown of each product:

Neutrogena-Hydro-Boost-Water-Gel

Hydro Boost Water Gel – boost the hydration and locks it in so your skin will look great under makeup. And this has a SPF 15 inside and it smells so fresh and clean!

Neutrogena-Hydro-Boost-Hydrating-Tint
Neutrogena-Hydro-Boost-Hydrating-Tint-wandHydro Boost Hydrating Tint – plumps skin and boost hydration with this medium coverage tint. Oil-free and non-comedogenic.

Neutrogena-Hydro-Boost-Hydrating-Concealer

Neutrogena-Hydro-Boost-Hydrating-Tint-and-Hydrating-Concealer-swatches
Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer – under my eyes is where I can always use some extra moisture! And this one doesn’t settle into any of the lines.

Neutrogena-Hydro-Boost-Hydrating-LIp-Shine-tube

Neutrogena-Hydro-Boost-Hydrating-LIp-Shine

Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine – non-sticky and makes my lips feel totally moisturized with a hint of tint. Shown here in Deep Cherry.

Neutrogena-Hydro-Boost-Hydrating-Lip-Treatment-package

Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment – I’ve been using this one to give my lips intense conditioning when I got to bed at night.

Neutrogena-Ace-Your-Base

Next time you're at Walmart, be sure to check out this collection and #AceYourBaseWM!

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Is This Your Answer to a Purse-Friendly Powder Foundation?

Maybelline-Super-Stay-Better-Skin-Skin-Transforming-Powder

Maybelline-Super-Stay-Better-Skin-Skin-Transforming-Powder-top

However did I miss this one when it came out late last year? I guess with a market place based on what’s new and now, it got lost in the shuffle, but wow, I’m sure glad I tried it. So what is it? It’s MAYBELLINE Super Stay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder ($10.99/9g @ ulta.com, target.com) and it’s rocking my world right now.

What it is - a skin-transforming powder that delivers lasting coverage. It’s oil-free and contains salicylic acid, which helps to achieve better looking skin in just three weeks. Eliminates shine and unevenness, while delivering a natural matter finish.

My take - just wow. The finish on this one is medium coverage and what’s unique about this one is that is contains salicylic acid, which is a well-known anti-aging ingredient, and helps skin actually look better over time (they claim about 3 weeks). When was the last powder foundation able to do that?

Maybelline-Super-Stay-Better-Skin-Skin-Transforming-Powder-label

Though I’ve only been using it daily for the past two weeks so while it makes my skin look gorgeous and not really “done,” I have the aforementioned to look forward to.  

I would put this up against some of my favorite luxury powder foundations like this pricier one that give me flawless coverage and you just can’t beat the price!

Friday, January 06, 2017

The Latest from Lune+Aster

Lune-+-Aster-Swipe-+-Go-Eyeliner-Palette-ReealGlow-Brightener-Eyelid-Primer-and-brushes-3

The LUNE+ASTER line found only @ Bluemercury stores is fast becoming a favorite brand. Not only is the packaging quite nice but the makeup inside each one that I’ve tried has been top notch, except for one. For some reason though, I just don’t hear about people touting this line much. Maybe if Sephora carried it? Well I like sharing about a bubbling under indie brand, so it’s fine by me but I feel like people are missing out.

So let’s get to the products! 

Click here to read more

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Check Out the Latest in Brows

Touchback-Wunderbrow-Pixi-by-Petra-Chella-brow-products
Brow products are getting better and better these days. What seemed to have started as just using a brown pencil to make brows has evolved into a whole beauty category. And what’s also great about these developments is the number of choices out there for us consumers – gel pens, creams, markers, pencils.

So I’ve come across a few in the past month that I thought would be great to showcase together since each is pretty different from the other.  

Click on the link below to check them all out!

 

Click here to read more

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Are These Holy Grail of Liquid Lipsticks?

Milani-Amore-Matte-Metallic-Lip-Creme-and-Lip-Cremes-main
I feel like I’m the only one on the planet that has not tried MILANI Amore Matte Lip Crèmes. I’ve read about them the past 6+ months and they always seemed to be sold out at Walgreens but I finally got my hands on some. While I can see the buzz over one of the finishes, the other, well, I’ve used ones that are better.

 

Click here to read more

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pixi Beauty's Got Your Holiday Products Covered

Pixi-by-Petra-Fairy-Dust-Favourites-Loose-Pigments-and-Mattelustre-Lipstick-in-Classic-Red

In this holiday time, how are you doing your look? Bright and intense or soft and magical? Either way, PIXI BEAUTY has one for you.

On the soft side, look at these Pixi by Petra Fairy Dust Favourites in Metallic Warmth ($12 @ pixibeauty.com, target.com). Each gives a whisper of color in 5 very wearable shades: Sheer Peach Glow, True Bronze, Ruby Sheen, Sunkissed Amber, and Black Pearl.

And the Black Pearl is the perfect shade of smudgy black for a sexy smoky eye.

Pixi-by-Petra-Fairy-Dust-Favourites-Loose-Pigments-2

Pixi-by-Petra-Fairy-Dust-Favourites-Loose-Pigments-box-back

 

Click here to read more

Blog Widget by LinkWithin