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If you're not familiar with the company, their claim-to-fame is their Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. For $29 USD you basically get false lashes in a bottle without the tricky application and glue. It's a mascara!
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
|1- NYC Expert Last lipstick in Creamy Caramel (440)|
2- Wet n Wild Mega Shield lipstick w/spf in Salsa Lessons (369S)
3- Wet n Wild Mega Shield lipstick w/spf in Within These Adobe Walls (372S)
4- Wet n Wild Mega Last lipstick in Spiked with Rum (915B)
5- Wet n Wild Perfect Pair Lip Wand in Passion Plum (123)
6- e.l.f. Lip Primer & Plumper
I love drugstore goodies! Rite Aid had BOGO 1/2 Wet n Wild and NYC is $1.99 everywhere. The most expensive thing was the e.l.f. studio lip plumper/primer duo for $3. Total of $15!
|Here they are swatched. Weird how the liner from the duo |
(2nd from bottom) matches the WnW lipstick right above it!
This is one of my fav lipsticks and it sucks that it's a limited edition. I've been looking up dupes for my sister and I read that NYX's Butter and Maison were the way to go. Except Butter is a touch lighter and Maison darker. So I went to a beauty supply store yesterday and swatched them with my RiRi Nude in the middle then decided to try Maison on top of Butter and ding ding ding! Exact match. Bummer that you need to mix 2 lipsticks but the total of them both is still cheaper than one MAC lipstick.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
|This is it with RiRi's Nude underneath, such an easier application and the color isn't that much different.|
Uggghh was this ever a p.i.t.a to apply!! And the color isn't even all that! From the tube to your lip its totally different. You definitely need to exfoliate your lips prior and wear a good base as it shows all your imperfections. I have to find my MAC lip primer to try it with because it is not working out with the Avon one. I had better luck with Dodgy Girl from her collection. The lighter and more matte the color, the harder to pull off for me. I even tried with my MAC lip brush this morning and that didn't work. In the tube and swatched it looks great, on my lips, not so much. By the time I got to work it was a mess, build up on the inside, streaky. I'll have to mix it with another color, like an orange or coral.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
- Ideal Flawless tinted moisturizer in Toasted
- Ideal Flawless concealer stick in Ebony
- Ideal Flawless CC pencil in Deep
- Beyond Color Lip Plumping Conditioner
- mark Neon Gaze eye shadow in Orange Sizzle
- Electric lip gloss in Chill (blue). Demo, so not on website yet.
- Super Shock Brights mascara in Royal Shock (blue). Demo, so not on website yet.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Went to Duane Reade to fill a prescription and of course the cosmetics aisle is on the way. Noticed these lippies on sale for $3.89 each ($7.79 regular at DR, which usually has inflated prices anyway) and they apply so nice and shiny with buildable pigment. What pretty colors! I didn't want any frosts since I practically bought all of those in the Cover Girl Lip Perfection collection last summer, lol.
The description from their website says:
"Lips so cared for, true colour is maximised! Maximised, radiant colour. Innovative formula with 3 super Moisturisers. Lips feel up to 70% more hydrated and up to 60% smoother! SPF 20, Vitamins A, C and E for protected lips."
Monday, June 16, 2014
Aureolin #996 (yellow)
Aqua Verde #998 (mint green)
Smalt #999 (royal blue)
Ever lip pencil swatch, warm mauve brown
The lipstick is from their regular Round Case Creamy Collection that retails for $4. The lip pencil was $3.
I really Iove these lipsticks, cheap and great pigment. No odor or anything. The lip liners go on smoothly as well. No tugging.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
- e.l.f. studio Lip Exfoliator. Tried it and it's pretty great. Just make sure your lips are moist like they say otherwise it's like literally rubbing little stones on your lips :D I was going to make my own scrub with brown sugar and olive oil, but this was a lot easier. It retails for $3.
- e.l.f. studio Eyebrow Kit in Medium. Tried it and I don't feel like it did much with filling my dark brows. I like that it's a gel though, so I went over it with my regular M.A.C. Embark shadow which grabbed right on, then finished and dusted off with the lighter e.l.f. powder in the compact (right, lighter color) which is supposed to set and soften your brow and make it look more natural. Not bad for $3. I just noticed there's a "dark", they didn't have it at Target but I should probably try that one instead.
- NYX Extra Creamy Round Case lipstick in Tea Rose. Great color and I lined with their Ever slim lip pencil that I bought the day before from my local beauty supply store.
- NYX Wonder Pencil. I kind of didn't need this but like what it claims to do. I tried it and lined my lips just for kicks, didn't put on any lipstick though. I tried it under my brow and it does sharpen the look of them. I then put it in my inner bottom lid this morning and it does brighten. I guess for $4 it's not a sin to have :)
|Pinky Slim Lip Pencil, strawberry pink|
|Gumdrop Butter Lipstick, bubblegum pink|
Friday, June 13, 2014
1- Every night before my shower I remove my eye makeup with Sephora's Waterproof remover. I used this when I run out of my Yves Rocher one and can't get any from Montreal.
2- In the shower, every day except for Weds & Saturdays, I use the gentle face cleanser. On those two days I use the exfoliator. It's subtle, no huge grains that can feel scratchy.
"A light and creamy facial scrub to gently exfoliate without irritating the skin, leaving it feeling smooth, soft and refined."
The cleanser is nice and creamy without being too thick.
"A gentle facial wash that lathers on the skin to leave it feeling clean, soft and refreshed.
I like the feel and smell of both. My face does not feel dry after using any of them.
3- Once out the shower, I use the toner with a cotton pad, sometimes twice. The toner is kind of jelly like and it's not drying like regular toners tend to be.
"A hydrating toner that removes traces of cleanser, dirt and make-up without drying the skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple and refreshed. It leaves a velvety feel on the skin."
4- Then I apply the serum and go to sleep. I love this serum! I don't know if it works, but something about applying those 5 drops to my hands then to my face makes me feel like I'm doing something!
"Wake up to beautiful skin with new Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil, a technical innovation combining the power of a serum and oil to indulge, replenish and recharge skin with moisture overnight. Learn More →
5- In the morning I apply either my Anew moisturizer or Ponds. Depends on what I'm doing or how much sun exposure I'll have. If I'm going to be lazing around home, I just put Ponds on.
I bought single-use packages of their sink-in moisture mask to try and I like it. It's like a super boost of moisture that you wipe off with a tissue when you're done. My face felt so soft after. I also recently bought the trial size of their moisture cream, haven't tried it yet though. Their lip balm is cool, it doesn't glide on as easily as some that I'm used to but I like it. It would probably make a good base for lipstick...if only I didn't misplace it :|
Now that I see my Avon moisturizer is discontinued, I'll definitely have to look into getting the Body Shop's Vitamin E SPF 15 Moisture Lotion.
So far so good and if you catch their stuff during sales, it's practically a steal!
|Dodgy Girl lipstick, this time lined with NYX's Purple Rain Slim Lip Pencil|
|Patentpink Patentpolish Pencil|
|Dodgy Girl lipstick|
|Peaches & Cream blush|
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I went back for the other lipstick I swatched last week (top left). It's #SR43, "We Have to Talk" and I love it! It's nice and creamy with a lot of pigment. I really cannot describe the color but if I had to, I'd say it was a coral red. It's not long-wearing or matte so taking sips of coffee, it definitely transferred to the cup. It retails for $12.50. Here's the description from their website:
"What it is:
A moisturizing lipstick with a rich, glossy shine.
What it does:
Show-off your gorgeous smile with this easy-to-wear formula that offers heightened transparency and shine. Lips will look brilliant while drenched in this collection of glossy, shimmering, and metallic hues. The Hydra-Comfort complex blend of moisturizing oils and antioxidiant vitamin E ensures optimal comfort, while nourishing and protecting your lips. The glossy shades include clear pigments and carnauba wax for a dazzling, wet-lip look. The shimmering and metallic formulas contain 3D shimmering particles and shea butter for extreme radiance. The precise product design enables a flawless lip definition and the vast array of shades will compliment your entire wardrobe."
Thursday, June 5, 2014
I love the pigment of Wet n Wild's lipsticks but I always have a hard time making them look evenly applied on my lips. Something that doesn't seem to happen with more expensive lipsticks. Or it could be the shape of the lipstick. It's not a regular pointed lipstick. It's round and my lips are small so the point helps.
This was on sale at Rite Aid for $1.29.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
"What it is:
A radiant lipstick that lasts up to 10 hours with an incredibly comfortable feel.
What it does:
This exclusive, multitasking formula locks in color and provides comfortable wear for a beautiful pout that lasts. The high-coverage pigments distribute intense color and are mixed with a setting agent that acts as a base for the lips. The ultra-thin texture feels light and the waterproof formula makes it refreshingly smudge-proof."
|Not so bright in this pic|
My lighting was a little off when I took the pic of it on my lips, so I'm feeling it more in the swatch. I may go back for the bottom one which is their Luster Matte in Coral Luster, it's in a gloss format but apparently goes on matte, it's $16. I feel like that's more orange though. What do you think?
Here's a better shot