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Monday, January 26, 2015

Favorite Lip Products From 2014

Hmm, I thought I was gonna have more than these as lip favorites but I was only able to narrow it down to just 11 products.

NYX Wicked Lippie Risque and Trickery.

I love Risque because it's green, metallic, bold, and affordable.

I love Trickery because it's such a unique lip color. It's a dirty olive green with a hint of gold sheen.

NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream Enamored

I love Enamored because it's dark, vampy, and mysterious. That subtle sheen just makes it so much more interesting.

Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color Cranberry Luster

Cranberry Luster has such a fantastic formula. Super pigmented and hydrating.

OCC Lip Tar Technopagan

Technopagan is out of this world. When I saw the swatches I knew I had to buy it. I didn't care how much it cost.

Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Natural N9

If you are a beauty insider at Sephora, you probably all got to try this last year as your birthday freebie. Formula is so nice, hydrating, and lightweight. I love the color. It's so easy to wear.

Pops is a lovely rose nude lipstick. I often reach for it when I just need something simple on my lips.

Heroine is a gorgeous magenta matte. Ahhh you just have to try it!

NYX Butter Gloss Raspberry Tart

I'm not usually a glossy kind of girl but I really like this one for some reason. I've used it more than any other gloss I had.

Milani Color Statement Lip Liner 08 Fuchsia and 04 All Natural

Fuchsia - I'm so impressed at how creamy and pigmented it felt. 

Milani totally nailed it on the formula. All Natural is my favorite lip liner for nude lip colors.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Favorite Blushes, Highlighters, Foundations/BB Creams, Face Powders, Concealers, and Makeup Removers of 2014

I don't know if you noticed but in 2014, I didn't do any favorite posts. So with that said, I've decided that I'm going to sort my 2014 favorite product in different categories. This is more like my face makeup favorites.

Clinique Fresh Bloom 13 Plum Poppy Blend. It has a wonderful soft texture and pigmentation. I love the pinky rose nude color. It looks very natural on the cheeks and has just a subtle sheen.

Tarte the chic to cheek deluxe Amazonian clay blush set. This set is by far my favorite Tarte blushes. I found these blushes to be softer and easier to blend and I really like the shade range. This is just too bad it was limited edition so I'm glad I got my hands on it.

Benefit High Beam Highlighter and Posie Tint Cheek Color. Ahhh this is a perfect set. So little and cute! Nice color and staying power.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush X-Pose Rose. A little tricky to apply but once you get past that, the color is beautiful and very long-lasting.

Milani Baked Blush Bella Rosa. One of the most pigmented blush I own. I have to use a small stipple brush to apply this cause it's so pigmented.

YSL Dare to Glow Silky Highlighting Veil Fatal Red. Very gorgeous highlighter. I got it on sale.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup. Unfortunately, I did not review this powder. I mainly use it to set my foundation and it really helps prolong the longevity of my foundation. 

NYX Blotting Powder Medium Dark. It's a bit yellow tone for me but it actually blends well with my skin tone and I love how weightless it feels. It's especially good for erasing shine on my forehead.

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation True Ivory. The color is a perfect match for my skin tone. It's long-lasting with medium to full coverage.

Missha Cho Bo Yang BB Cream. I don't use this all over my face. Mostly in the areas I need more coverage and brightening. It's thick so it covers very well.

ELF Studio Maximum Coverage Concealer Sand. The texture is thick and creamy, coverage is medium. I mainly use it on my cheek area where I want to brighten and even out skin tone.

L'Oreal Clean Artiste Waterproof & Long Wearing Eye Makeup Remover. Does the job well. I like the packaging.

Finding any of your favorites here?

Haul - Ulta, Walgreens, and Sally Beauty Supply

Hello all,

It was another stressful week that ended better than the last but I still have lot of things going through my head about what the next few months are going to be like and a potential new opportunity might present itself we'll just have to wait and see how it all plays out. If there's anything I've learned is always be prepared for the worst, especially when you have to deal with people you can't trust.

I got a few random things that I picked up here and there in the past week so I wanted to share with you what's coming up.

From Ulta
  • Essence All About Nude Eyeshadow palette, $4.99
  • Essence All About Candies Eyeshadow palette, $4.99
  • Pixel Pro Eyeshadow Charming, $.99
  • Pixel Pro Eyeshadow Endearing, $.99
  • Pixel Lip Butter Gorgeous, $1.49
  • Pixel Lip Butter Serene, $1.49

I couldn't help myself but purchase of few of these Pixel makeup since they were on sale for so cheap.

From Walgreens

Spotted some new goodies at Walgreens and I was curious to try them out.
  • Jordana Cat Eye Liner Suede, $2.99
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Stick Teasing Turquoise, $4.59
  • Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Matte Atomic Rose, $5.49

From Sally Beauty Supply
  • I found these doughnut shaped glitters on clearance for $2.29
  • Finger Paints Daubigny's Garden, $4.99...OMG I couldn't help myself but fall in love instantly when I first saw it. Look at that glimmer!
  • Beautique Lip Liner Currant, $1.79. This was kind of an impulse purchase just because it was on sale, lol. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Oil Slick Inspired Makeup Look

I'm super excited to share with you this look. I've wanted to do an oil slick inspired makeup look for quite some time now and after looking up a few pictures, I had a pretty good idea on what I was going to use. I absolutely love how it came out. It's definitely one of my favorite look that I accomplished. I hope you like it too! 

Product Used

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Classic

  • I started off with NYX Jumbo pencil in Black Bean all over lids
  • Then over it, from inner corner to outer corner, I used the following colors from Urban Decay NYC Palette: Maui Wowie, Loaded, Radium, and Psychedelic Sister. 
  • From the crease toward the brow bone, I did a gradient using Make Up Forever #92 (purple), Sugar Pill Love (red), and Inglot matte 323 (yellow)
  • I lined my upper lash line with UD 24/7 waterproof eyeliner perversion
  • I lined my waterline and tight line with Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon Blacquer
  • I lined the lower lash line with UD 24/7 Glide On Pencil Apathy, Ink, and Ransom. I then smudged under Loaded and Radium eyeshadows.
  • ELF natural false lashes


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Essence All About Sunrise Eyeshadow Palette - Swatch, Review, And Makeup Looks

Hi yall...the week end just went by too quickly. Worked a lot on my blog and yet still feel like I'm not getting much done.


  • Compact 6 pan eyeshadow palette. There's a pretty decent amount of product in each pan.
  • .29 oz or 8.5 g


  • Since there wasn't a name for each individual shades, I'm just gonna number them 1 through 6 from top to bottom, left to right. 
  • #1 is a very pale shimmery gold
  • #2 is a medium beige gold with sparkling shimmers
  • #3 is is a medium bronze with sparkling shimmers
  • #4 is a bright warm medium shimmery gold. 
  • #5 is a shimmery toned down gold.
  • #6 is a shimmery medium brown taupe.
  • Overall, they are easy to apply and blend easily. They all had good pigmentation but if you want them to look more intense, it is best if you just use your finger and pat it on your lids.
  • #6 is the only shade that has a soft shimmer, which makes it the only shade in the palette that could be use to create contrast. 
  • With a good primer, you can get up to 6 hours of wear before they start to fade.

Final Thought

It's hard to use the shades in this palette together because most are very shimmery and sparkly but other than that the colors are nice and have a decent application. Pigmentation and longevity is good but could be better.

Rating: 8/10

Price: $4.99
Availability: Ulta

#1 on lid, #6 on crease

#2 on lid, #6 on outer V

#4 on lid, #6 on crease

#5 on lid, #6 on crease

#6 all over lid

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