Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Benefit Speed Brow Review and Pictures.

Hey guys! I'm here today to review Benefit Speed Brow in the neutral shade. I think there's one more shade that is a little lighter, but I'm not sure. This a a tinted brow gel, used to keep your brow hairs down and in place. The applicator is a large spoolie that you brush through your brows after you filled them in. I don't think this provides any extra color to my brows, I tried to swatch it when I first got it and it was so thin and almost transparent. When I blended it on my hand the color washed away, so if you want a brow product that provides extra color, I would look into Gimme Brow by Benefit. I do like this product though, for keeping my brow hairs glued down. The don't move all day and the color doesn't fade either. Since it doesn't provide extra color, it keeps the brows looking very natural, depending on how you fill your brows in. I do think this product is said to be used as the only product to use on your brows if your'e on the go, and I do think that it's great to use when you're in a hurry, but your brows do not look filled it. At least my don't, but I have very think dark brows. By the end of the day, I can run my finger across my brow and still feel the product there, even through the humid, hot, Alabama heat. I really like this product, but I'm not head over heels for it. If you would like to try it for yourself, you can for $18 here.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer Review, Pictures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today to review the Smashbox Lip Lacquer in Fuchsia. This product is described as a long wear lip hybrid formula, and I have to agree. It goes on like a gloss, but stays on like a lipstick. It stayed on my lips all day, even through lunch. I barely had to touch up. It is not at all sticky, and this color had a little shimmer to it, which looked beautiful. The color was a darker pink fuchsia. The applicator is a sponge in an hourglass shape, which is flat. I don't really like it, but it gets the job done so it doesn't really matter. It's very pigmented and hydrating almost, it does not dry your lips out at all. If you're hesitant to buy this because you don't like lipgloss, I urge you to try it because it is not like a gloss at all. If you would like to purchase this, you can for $24 here.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

LANCÔME Lip Lover Lip Gloss Review, Pictures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today to review Lancome Lip Lover in Casse Noisette, which is Russian for Nutcracker. This lipgloss comes in a silver bottle with a clear window to see what color you have. There is a little button between the cap and the bottle and you can press it and it will pop the lid up so you can take the wand out of the bottle. It really is cool. The wand has a standard doe foot applicator on the end. The gloss itself is very pigmented and glossy. It's hydrating and stays on for a few hours before reapplication. It's not very sticky, but hair will definitely stick to it :/ The color is a pinky nude. It goes with any eyeshadow. I might purchase a few more colors, I would love to try the darker shades and see their pigmentation for myself. If you would like to purchase this you can for $23 here.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick Review, Swatches, And Pictures

Hey guys! I'm here today to review Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Violet. This product comes in a very nice 'squeezy tube' and the lipstick comes out of the top through little holes in a doe foot like applicatior and you can apply it directly to your lips from the applicator or you could use a lip brush. I find it really easy to get a precise edge just using the applicator, but it is easy to use a lip brush also. But with this packaging, I feel like once the product stops coming out and you think it is empty, there is still product in the tube. The color is a bright magenta and orchid color. It doesn't feel like most matte lipsticks do, it is very smooth and creamy but dries completely matte. The color lasts forever. Very long staying power. And when you take it off, it stains your lips. But it's not super hard to get it off, you just have to use makeup remover. It's super opaque and very pigmented. I cannot wait to get ALL of the colors. There are only 9 other colors but they are all equally beautiful. If you would like to purchase this product, you can for $21 here.

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Disclaimer - This product was not sent to me for review.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Review, Pictures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today to review the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. I know, I'm a little late to the game, but I've had this awhile and wanted to use it and get to know it before I reviewed it. To start off this kit comes in a thin black cardboard with a magnetic closure. I feel like this won't open, unless you open it yourself. I would have really loved a mirror, but there isn't one, so that kind of sucks, but the world will go on. It contains 6 powder shades with 3 highlighters on the top and 3 contour shades. All of them are matte, except for Sand which has a slight shimmer. Each pan can be removed and replaced when you use a shade up or you want to order a different shade, which there are many on the Anastasia website. 

Vanilla - This shade is a light off white cream shade. It is completely matte and blends really well. I like to use this to brighten up my under eye area.

Banana - This shade is a pale yellow/white color and is matte. I really love using this shade to set under eye concealer. It sets the concealer and helps brighten dark circles.

Sand - This shade is a shimmery nude, almost champagne color. It's not over the top shimmer, it's gives off that perfect dewy sheen on your cheekbones. It's the perfect highlight shade for any skin tone. 

Java - This shade is a warm matte brown but with neutral undertones. It can be easy to go a little heavy handed with this shade, so tap off your brush before applying.

Fawn - This shade is a cool neutral matte taupe color. I LOVE this shade, it is so perfect for contouring your cheekbones, forehead, nose, and jawline.

Havana - This shade is a very warm red based matte brown. It can tend to be a little orange, so I don't use this shade too often. 

Too finish off the review, I adore this palette. I think it's great for beginners or professional makeup artists and everyone in between. Any skin tone can use this palette. If you would like to purchase this, you can for $40 here.

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Disclaimer - This product was not sent to me. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

DiorShow Liner Waterproof Review, Pictures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today with a review of DiorShow Liner Waterproof in Plum. This is a pencil eyeliner that has a really creamy formula with great color payoff. And since it's waterproof, it doesn't fade. At all. The only way to get this liner off is with makeup remover. I really like that about it because I know my liner won't fade. One of my favorite favorite things about this product is that even though it is a retractable pencil, it has a sharpener on the other end, just so you can keep the point of the liner sharp and precise. And it doesn't waste a ton of product like some sharpeners like that do. The product just glides on and doesn't skip and I can line my upper lash line in 2 swipes. Seriously! Great color payoff also. Plum is a dark grape color with no shimmer, very matte. And when you apply it, you can smudge it quickly but when it dries, it is not going to move. I love this liner and would love to try more colors. I probably will buy the dark brown one next. I think it is definitely worth the price tag. If you would like to purchase this product you can here for $29.

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Disclaimer - This product was not sent to me. I purchased with my own money.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Diorshow Mascara Review and Pictures

Hey guys! I'm here today with a review of Diorshow mascara in black, which is one of Dior's most popular mascara. I've heard many amazing things about this product and am always looking for the next great mascara. The brush is enormous, a lot bigger than your run of the mill mascara. But I really like that because I feel it really coats each lash. Every time I pull it out of the tube it has a glob of product on the end of the wand, so I have to wipe it off on the tube, but that's no biggy. The formula is not too wet, but not too dry. It's the perfect middle. It curls my lashes and gives them volume and length. I don't know why I've waited so long to try this product. It doesn't even flake off during the day. I seriously have no complaints on this mascara. It is worth every single penny. I urge you to give it a go. If you would like to purchase it, you can here for $25.

No mascara

One coat

Two coats

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Disclaimer - This product was not sent to me. I purchased with my own money.