Sunday, March 1, 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Review and Pictures

Hey guys! Today I am reviewing the new Roller Lash mascara by Benefit. Sephora's website says it will create long lashes while curling them. First of all, the packaging is super adorable. It is a black handle and the top is a pale peach which a wide fishnet design. I love it. It's not too heavy either. The wand has very tiny silicone bristles and is slightly curved. I like how tiny it is because you can get to the very root of your lashes without the mascara smudging everywhere. Even though the bristles are tiny, I feel like they have a good grip on your lashes as you apply the product.

The actual formula performs very well. If you have ever used the more popular mascara 'They're Real' by Benefit, you would know how wet and goopy that formula is. This one is also wet, but is nowhere near as goopy and messy. When you apply this mascara, it will instantly cling to your lashes and stay there. It does not smudge at all, it's great! After all day wear, there was no mascara smudges or flakes under my eyes, which is unusual. I was a bit worried it would be hard to come off, but it wasn't! I used Benefit's 'They're Real' cream makeup remover and it just slid right off. It literally took half the time to take off this mascara than it does with other ones. The color is also a dark inky black that makes your lashes look thick and lush. It really curls by lashes and holds the curl. In the pictures I took, I did not curl my lashes with a lash curler. After two coats, it did make my lashes a bit clumpy, so after I took the pictures, I did have to separate my lashes with a lash comb. It lengthened my top lashes quite a bit. but the real length was in my bottom lashes! They looked amazing. I highly recommend you try this mascara. If you would, you can for $24 here.










No Mascara


One Coat

Two Coats



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MAC Rebel Lipstick Review, Pictures, and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm here today for a quick review of the MAC lipstick in Rebel.The color is a dark berry purple. It's almost opaque in the first swatch, so it's buildable. It seems very dark and scary in the tube, but on the lips it's very wearable. It is almost a raspberry color. It doesn't tug on the lips at all, it glides across. It wears for around 4 hours before needing a touch up. Most MAC lipsticks are hit with me and this one is another one. I really like it and find it very wearable. If you would like to try this, you can for $16 here.








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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Silver and Red Valentines Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys! Today I'm doing a tutorial on the look I am wearing today. You can wear this for Valentines Day or any other special occasion. I will list every product on my face at the end, so let's get started!

First start by priming your eye with an eye primer.


Then add a medium matte brown eyeshadow to the crease and blend upwards. This will act as a transition shade and will help our other shadows blend easier.



Then add a shimmery black in the crease and blend sideways. Try not to blend upwards or downwards. This will create a very soft cut crease.



Next add a very shimmery silver eyeshadow. I used MAC Fix + to give this shadow a but of a foiled effect.


Then add a light, very shimmery, white to the inner corner. Next put on some thick black liquid eyeliner.


Next add pencil black eyeliner to your water line and smudge in into your lower lash line. Also add some of the silver the very bottom on the black liner on the bottom lash line.


Then add mascara and lashes if you want!


Finally add some red lipliner and red lipstick! I didn't like the lipstick I put on first so I layered a darker one over it. Feel free to make it darker or lighter. I wish I went with an even darker red.



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PRODUCTS USED: (In order)

FACE:
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
Benefit Lemonade
Sephora 10H Wear Perfection Foundation - Medium 25
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer - Medium/Light
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - 011 Creamy Natural
Anastasia Contour Powder - Banana

BROWS:
Anastasia DipBrow - Brunette
Benefit Speed Brow

CHEEKS:
NARS Bronzer - Laguna
NARS Blush - Deep Throat
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
NARS Blush - Miss Liberty

EYES:
MAC Paint Pot - Painterly
Urban Decay Eyeshadow - Buck
Urban Decay Eyeshadow - Creep
Urban Decay Eyeshadow - Revolt
theBalm eyeshadow - Sassy
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner - Intense Black
Urban Decay Pencil Liner - Perversion
Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara
Anastasia Contour Powder - Vanilla

LIPS:
Sephora Lip Liner - The Red
Hourglass Opaque Rough Liquid Lipstick - Icon
Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick - Melted Berry

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner Review, Swatches, and Pictures

Hey guys! I'm here today with a review of the Smashbox lip liner in Frenchie. The really cool thing about this lip liner is that it sharpens itself! The product comes in a plastic tube and in the the cap is the sharpener. When you twist off the cap, it automatically sharpens the product. My only complaint about the packaging itself, is that when I use it, I don't always want to sharpen it, but it will anyway. I feel like this wastes the product, but there is no way to stop it without leaving the cap off but that will make the product dry out.

The actual product is amazing though. The color is a light baby pink. It glides on smoothly but doesn't slide everywhere. After you apply it you can blend it quickly but it will set. If I feel in my entire lips it will show lines and cracks in my lips but really, any lipliner will do this. It did not fade too much though out the day, but there was a little bit. Not enough to reapply it. At the end of the day it was fairly easy to remove with a makeup wipe. I did have to go over it twice though. I think it is a decent product, but nothing incredible. I probably will try a couple more colors though. They have 16 colors, ranging from nude to pink to red. Mostly they have many shades of pink. If you would like to try this, you can for $20 here.









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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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