Sunday, October 27, 2013

Swatch of The Day - Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm

Hello! It's been a long time! I have missed blogging. My work life has been quite hectic.

Today I bring you swatches of two new Matte Balm from Revlon's Colorburst line. I have quickly fallen in love with these lip balms. It's hard for me to pass up matte lipstick and when I saw that they had a purple one I knew I had to act fast! Today I bring you swatches of Sultry and Shameless.



» Price -  $9.98 (I paid at CVS which is a lot higher than other places such as Walgreens, Rite Aid)
» Availability - Drugstores
» Overall Rating - Love! These are very reminiscent of the Tarte Lip Surgence Matte Lipsticks. They are retractable and have a soft peppermint taste. Easy to glide on, nourishing and great pigmentation. Sultry is a perfect everyday color that you can pair with any eye look.  Shameless is a vibrant purple that has been hard for me to find for a drugstore lipstick. I did have to layer it a tad bit around the center of my lips to even it out. I can not wait to collect all of the colors. I have been reading from various places that these are permanent which makes me really happy! I recommend finding the best price around your local drugstores before buying these.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Review - Melt Cosmetics By Starlight

(L-R: MAC Cosmetics Seductive Intent, OCC Lip Tar Belladonna, MAC Cosmetics Strong Woman, Melt Cosmetics By Starlight, MAC Cosmetics Heroine)

» Price -  $19
» Availability - Melt Cosmetics
» Overall Rating - I have come to the conclusion that I have a slight obsession with purple lip products. It's quite difficult for me to pass up any new purple lipstick. This lipstick By Starlight is from a new brand called Melt Cosmetics. It was co-founded by celebrity makeup artist Lora Arellano a.k.a Loreleicakes on Instagram & Dana Bomar. The price is bit on the higher-end side and the shipping is high ($7+ ouch). They are a new business so hopefully overtime their shipping costs can go down. Now on to the actual lipstick. By Starlight is described as an ultra-matte, radioactive purple. It distributed evenly across my lips and the color was a beautiful purple! It is very vibrant and not like any purple lip product that I own. For being described as ultra-matte this lipstick was non drying. It lasted a few hours with minimal fading. It did not last during my meal but I have only come across a few lip products (lip tar,velvetines) that can stay untouched during meals. This is definitely a unique purple and gets a high rating from me for it's pigmentation and staying power! I am tempted to try more colors but I will wait till they (hopefully) lower their shipping costs.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Review - House of Lashes Noir Fairy & Hollywood Glam

If any of you makeup enthusiasts are on Instagram I am sure you have stumbled upon @HouseofLashes page. House of Lashes offers a variety of styles from natural to glam. Their Noir Fairy lashes are quite popular on Instagram and I immediately fell in love with their luxe appearance. I decided to order a couple of pairs to try out if these lashes were really worth all of the buzz.

» Price -  $18
» Availability - House of Lashes
» Overall Rating - .The Noir Fairy lashes definitely give your lashes that luxe look. I was a bit skeptical at first due to the fact that right after applying them they felt quite heavy. I did not think I was going to be able to wear these lashes. After a few minutes passed that heavy feeling went away and they settled in quite comfortably. I usually opt for thin/invisible band lashes but I got through the entire day without any discomfort. Do they live up to the hype? In my opinion, yes. This multi layered lash gives your look a unique and whimsical touch.

» Price -  $9
» Availability House of Lashes
» Overall Rating - .The Hollywood Glam lashes are part of their "Au Natural" collection. When looking at the product photos and on the models the lashes looked quite full yet still natural. When I opened these up I could not tell a different between these and any other drugstore brand I already owned. It had a nice thin band but there was really nothing else mind blowing about these lashes. They did fill in my lashes a bit. For the price I will stick with my drugstore brand lashes that will give me the same effect for a fraction of the cost.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Swatch of The Day - MAC Cosmetics RiRi Woo

» Price -  $15
» Availability - MAC Cosmetics (Limited Edition) will return in June
» Overall Rating - A tad bit deeper than MAC's Ruby Woo. It has a retro matte finish and did not leave my lips feeling dry. Lasted a good 7 hours before signs of fading began to show. This lipstick will be launching again in June with the RiRi Hearts MAC Collection. The collection will be released in multiple installments throughout the year.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Review - Glamour Doll Eyes Loose Eyeshadows

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share with you some swatches and reviews on a few loose eyeshadows from Glamour Doll Eyes. I am a part of the Glamour Doll Eyes Sponsorship so all of these products were sent to me by the company.

I did a YouTube series using all Glamour Doll Eyes shadows so if you want to see all of these colors in action please check out my YouTube page! Today Glamour Doll Eyes is starting an amazing promotion! If you haven't checked out their products yet now is the time to do it! Read down below for more details!


Swatches & Reviews

Love Affair (Top - No primer | Bottom - With primer)
» Review - It is a soft and delicate pink. It took some layering to get it to show up when I was trying to wear it on my lids. Also applied a tad bit streaky on top of the primer. I loved using this as a blending color along my crease. It allowed a soft buffed out look to my crease colors.

Electric Lemonade (Top - No primer | Bottom - With primer)
» Review - A bright yellow with a slight bit of shimmer. This color was easy to work with and did not require a lot of layering. Great lasting power. Perfect option if you want a yellow with some sheen.

Melancholy (Top - No primer | Bottom - With primer)
» Review - This color is amazing! Vibrant blue with a very small amount of shimmer. Very easy to work with and did not need to layer this color at all. Highly pigmented. I love this blue!! Perfect for adding a pop of color on your lower lash line or wearing it on your lids.

Lace Panties (Top - No primer | Bottom - With primer)
» Review - Isn't this color incredibly gorgeous? It is a purple-ish pink color with gold undertones. Very versatile, can be work on lid, crease, lower lash line, etc.. Easy to work with. This color is quite unique and I did not own anything like it in  my collection. Definitely a must-have.

Chocoholic (Top - No primer | Bottom - With primer)
» Review - Deep coppery brown. Great pigmentation and easy to blend. Perfect for everyday eye looks. Although it has a bit of shimmer to it this color still worked perfectly along my crease and gave me a lot of depth.

Super Nova (Top - No primer | Bottom - With primer)
» Overall Rating - Ok, let's all just take a moment to take in the awesome-ness that is Super Nova. How cool is this color? It is described as a matte black with multi-colored shimmer. This black is insane. I also used this color as a liner and the shimmer still shined through. Beautiful color, amazing pigmentation and the multi-colored shimmer just adds that extra bit of love. Very unique color with solid staying power!

FTC: The products mentioned in this post were provided by the company Glamour Doll Eyes. As part of the sponsorship I used these products in a series of YouTube tutorials. I was not asked to do a review. I am a part of their affiliate program which earn a percentage of the sale generated through the affiliate links. These are my honest opinions on these products.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Swatch of the Day - Khroma Beauty Joystick Lip Laquer in Shocking Pink

» Price -  $8.99
» Availability - Ulta
» Overall Rating - Infatuated with this color! Fantastic pigmentation. Glided on quite smoothly. Non drying. The fine tip gives you more control of your shape. Lasted 4 hours before minor signs of fading began to show in the center.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Review - Maybelline Clean Express Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

Official Description - Go from Fierce to Fresh-Faced...Fast! Oil-free, dual phase formula leaves no greasy residue. Quick dissolving power with no harsh rubbing.

» Price -  Lowest price $4.97 at Walmart, $5.99 at Ulta
» Availability - Walmart, Ulta, Target
» Review - Maybelline has just released their new Clean Express! Line. This remover comes in a classic eye, waterproof eye, cream formula and wipes version. I opted for the waterproof version because my eyeliner is waterproof. With standard makeup wipes it takes a lot of rubbing and tugging to get my liner off. It's never a good sign when you see a few eyelashes on the wipe either. So I always have to have a separate product to remove my eye makeup.

I think it's a pretty good deal for 4oz of product! First you shake the bottle to mix the solution together and pour a tiny bit out onto a cotton round. I gently rub it around my eyes and it melts away all of my waterproof liner. It does smear it around a bit but after a few rubbings it wipes it completely clean. I love that it does not leave a greasy oily feeling that I get with other removers that I have tried. So far this has been the best price point and most effective eye makeup remover that I have used on my eyes.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Swatch of The Day - OCC Lip Tar in Clockwork

» Price -  $18
» Overall Rating - It is described as a rich terracotta with vivid orange undertones. This lip tar is part of OCC's Sci-Fi Lullabies Collection. It has a matte finish. This particular color was inspired by the book/movie A Clockwork Orange. I am in love with this color! Perfect for Spring & Summer. Not too vibrant and not too pale. My favorite lip tar from the Sci-Fi Lullabies collection.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

MAC Fashion Sets Swatches - Ablaze & Heroine

Today MAC Cosmetics launched their new limited edition collection Fashion Sets. It had an early release online and it hit all MAC stores/counters today. I was impressed with the entire collection but I only wanted two of the four lipsticks that launched. I picked up the highly anticipated Heroine & Ablaze. I bought a backup of Heroine because I love purple lipsticks so much. After swatching Ablaze I regret not getting a backup of that color. It is stunning! 

Did any of you pick up goodies from this collection?