Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Vapour Organic Beauty Trick Stick Highlighter Review, Pictures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today to review the Vapour Organic Beauty Trick Stick Highlighter in Dazzle. This company was very to send me one to review, so thank you guys so much! This product comes in four different colors, and like I said earlier, I received Dazzle, which is a yellow gold toned highlighter. Their website states "Trick Stick is made with 70% organic ingredients and 30% natural mineral pigments". I have been dabbling in organic makeup lately, so I was very enthused when I came across this brand. They have a wide range of makeup, including foundation, powders, lipsticks, cream eyeshadows, and cream blushes and bronzers! That's a lot to choose from, so I can't wait to try more of their things. So let's start talking about the actual product.

So this product is a cream highlighter. It comes in a twist up stick applicator, with a small, found, flat surface. I really like that it is so small and compact because it would be great to travel with or just throw in your makeup bag. The color is a light yellow gold with gold shimmer. You can use this product on your cheekbones, brow bone, cupids bow, or inner corner of your eye. Really anywhere you want to put a highlight. You can apply this directly to your cheek bones or you could use a brush. If you would use a brush, I would recommend a stiff flat one. When I applied this to my cheekbones, it was very creamy, I blended it out with my ring finger, and it blended so well! The color is very pigmented when you first apply is, so I definitely recommend to blend it out. Throughout the day you could clearly see the highlight well. I will say that it was very cold the day I wore it, so I don't know how well it would hold up through sweating all day. There was some fading near the end of the day, but it still looked gorgeous.

I don't know if you can tell, but I really love this product! It's pigmented, it blends well, and it has very good staying power. What more could you want? I definitely will be ordering more colors and different products from this company soon. If you would like to try this out, head on over to http://www.vapourbeauty.com/ and order it for $20 here.

P.S. - I'm not exactly sure what happened during shipping, but my box arrived completely busted up, but thankfully the product was not messed up at all! Just explaining why the box looks the way it does.









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Sunday, January 4, 2015

OCC Lip Tar Test Tube x3 Set Review, Picures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today to review the OCC Lip Tar Test Tube Set in Pink Prism. This product comes with 3 mini tubes of Lip Tar and a mini lip brush. A full size lip tar contains .33 fl oz and the three deluxe size samples come with .08 fl oz. Now, I know that sounds like there is barely anything in there compared to the full size, but you barely have to use any product to fill in your lips. There is no way I'll be able to finish one of my full size ones, so maybe I won't waste one of these babies! Anyway, the three colors that come in this pack are Pretty Boy, Lovecraft, and the primer. Pretty boy is claimed to be a matte fuchsia, but when it dries, there is still a sheen there. That doesn't bother me at all to be honest, the color stays there all day. Really. All day. It lasted through eating, drinking, touching my mouth all day. It's amazing. This would be the one that I would use up completely. Lovecraft is a metallic blue based pink. And man, it has some shimmer. Since it's honesty hour, I would never wear this by itself. It sinks into fine lines, shows everything you don't want to show on your lips, and slides everywhere. I was really sad because the color is so so pretty.

 But the great thing about lip tars and that you can mix them. They come in squeeze tubes with very small openings so it is very easy to control how much you want to squeeze out. So when mixed Lovecraft with Pretty Boy it created a light pink with a little bit of shimmer. It almost looked like Pink Nouveau lipstick from MAC. And lastly, the primer is the same consistency as the lip tars, which is somewhat of a semi thick lip gloss. You are supposed to apply this before your colored lip tar so it will last longer, but I really do not think it does anything. I tried it with regular lipsticks too,  and it just makes everything a goopy mess. But I guess it would work well as a regular clear gloss on top of lipsticks as well. I really loved this set and thought it was a great deal. I just might have to but all the other ones also. If you would like to try this, you can for $19 here.












Lovecraft

Mixed
Pretty Boy

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Stick Review, Pictures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today to review the Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Stick in Volver. This is a cream eye shadow in a twist up applicator. I really enjoy the packaging because it is a twist up instead of having to sharpen the product and then wasting product. And another thing I really like is on the top of the lid, it looks like a pencil and on the tip of it, it has the color of Eye Stick on top. It is kind of hard to describe, but I took pictures of it of course. The color itself is a light champagne. It is very creamy and blends very easily. But once it dries, it sticks. And one of the only downsides of this product is that it will crease it you don't apply a powder on top. For this particular shade, it would be very easy to find an eyeshadow to match it, but for some of the other shades, you could add a translucent powder on top so it would not change the color. Overall, I really like this product. They have neutral shades as well as some unique ones. If you would like to try this, you can for $28 here.








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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sephora All Access Glam Gold and Silver Eye and Face Palette Review, Pictures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today with a review of Sephora's All Access Glam palette today. This is a small palette, about the size of my hand, that contains four neutral shades on the left, four smokey eye shades on the right, two blushes on the top, two blushes on the bottom, and a face highlighter in the middle. That's a lot of stuff for such a cheap price, folks! This is one of Sephora's holiday palettes, so it is limited edition. And you may be thinking that this palette is amazing but lets get down to business. The color quality is nowhere near mind blowing. Even with a primer underneath, the swatches were so underwhelming. Another thing is that the blushes are so small that it is very difficult to dip a regular sized blush brush into the pan without getting another color on the edge of the brush. That's really annoying because the blushes are the best thing about this palette. Other than that it is very travel friendly.

On the left side, you have four neutral/gold shadows. This first one is a white shadow with golden sheen. When swatched it looks almost completely matte. There is a slight sheen if you apply it with a stiff brush, but when blended out, the golden shimmer completely wipes away. Really disappointing.  The second color is a gold color. It is a very orangey gold, not a bright cool toned gold which a really like. Again this one in the plan look very shimmery with light golden pearls, but when swatched, it is completely wiped away and you're left with a light orange/gold color. Bleh. The third color is a yellow gold color with a slight sheen to it. When swatched there's very little color. Very very difficult to blend and even show up. In my opinion, one of the worst colors. The last color on the left side is a warm brown with lots of gold shimmer. This is the only color on this side that holds them shimmer when you use it. It does blend okay, but not buttery smooth.

On the right side, you have four smokey/silver eyeshadows. The top shade is a matte cream shadow. Very stiff and no pigment. My other least favorite shadow. The second shade is a taupe gray with silver shimmer. When swatched it is a very cool toned gray with a slight sheen. Nothing silver about it. One of the more better shadows. Still not blown away though. The third shade is the darkest in the palette. In the pan it looks like a dark gray with lots of bright silver glitter. When swatched it takes on an almost brown tone. Very strange. The last color is a bright silver. When swatched it's very shimmer and one of the softer shades.

In the middle you have four blushes and one highlighter. On the top you have two blushes. The left one is a very bronzed dark pink with lots of gold shimmer. You could use this has a bronzer if you have tanner skin, but if you have very light skin like I do, just use it as a blush. The color looks very weird on my skintone, so not my favorite, but the pigment is very smooth. The one next to it on the right is a bright pink. In the pan it has a very slight sheen, but when swatched it's matte. Very smooth, lots of pigment. My favorite part of the palette. On the bottom you have two more blushes. The left one is a coral/orange/pink color. Very different. When swatched it looks quite similar to NARS Deep Throat, but lighter. The right one is a rose toned pink. Nothing special, just a little stiff in the pan. In the middle you have a light golden face highlighter. It almost looks on the bronze side, but when on the skin it's very light and looks gorgeous. The very best part of the palette.

So all in all, I do not like this palette. It doesn't have amazing pigmentation and doesn't blend at all. I was very disappointed, but I will try to use it. If you guys would like to see a tutorial using some of these shades, let me know in the comments! And if you would like to check this out for yourself, you can for $15 here. Let's see some pictures.










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Thursday, November 27, 2014

MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick Review, Pictures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today to review MAC's lipstick in Velvet Teddy. This is a matte lipstick that a beige pink color with very full coverage. I feel like I don't have to keep going over my lips again and again to get the color payoff that I want, in one swipe, the color is there. On my skintone, this is a perfect nude color to wear with everything. And surprisingly for a matte, this lipstick is very smooth and creamy. It is nothing like Ruby Woo which is another matte lipstick by MAC, which is very dry and a little patchy. The constancy is very similar to the new Maybelline Creamy Matte lipsticks. This is an easy color to throw on in a hurry without lipliner. I really love this lipstick for a everyday color, of for an evening out. If you would like to try this, you can for $16 here. Now for some swatches!








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Friday, October 24, 2014

Brown Smokey Eyeshadow Tutorial for Fall

Hey guys! I'm here for a quick smokey eye I've been doing a lot lately for the fall time. I'll list all the products used at the end. Let's get started!

First prime you eye and add a dark brown with golden shimmer.


Then blend a light matte brown around the crease to blend the color out.

Next I added a slightly darker brown, again with some golden shimmer in the crease.


Then add a gold right in the middle of your lid, and a light soft cream golden shade to your inner corner and browbone.


Finally I added a dark matte brown gel liner, mascara, and false lashes!


Thanks for reading this short tutorial! Happy holidays :)

FACE:
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Urban Decay Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer - Bodyguard
Hard Candy Glamoflauge - Medium/Light
Revlon Nearly Naked Powder - Light
Anastasia Contour Powder - Banana

CHEEKS:
Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzer - Tahiti
NARS Blush - Orgasm
Benefit High Beam
Anastasia Contour Powder - Sand

BROWS:
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade - Chocolate

EYES:
MAC Paint Pot - Painterly
Urban Decay Naked Palette - Smog, Darkhorse, Naked, Half Baked
MAC Pigment - Vanilla
Unknown brand of gel liner
Ardell Demi Wispies

Saturday, September 27, 2014

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

Hey guys! I'm here today to review Too Faced Liquid Lipstick in Melted Berry. This product comes in a squeeze tube with a doe foot applicator. When your squeeze the product out, it comes out of four tiny holes in the applicator. I really love that because its really hard to squeeze out too much. And the applicator is just the right size for applying it directly to your lips. The color is a deep berry red. I thought it would have a lot of purple undertones, but it barely does. It is mainly a very deep red. When you apply it, it barely budges. Even without a lip liner, it doesn't bleed all over your lips and barely fades. This stuff is awesome. I'm so glad I bought another one. If you would like to purchase this you can for $21 here.

Swatches and Pictures






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