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Monday, October 20, 2014

NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream Swatches and Review - Bewitching, Enamored, She Devil, Temptress



Happy Monday! Yay finally got around to testing these new NYX lip pencils.

Packaging
  • retractable jumbo pencil with a clear plastic cap
  • .11 oz or 3 g

Product
  • Bewitching is a slightly dark cherry red with a semi-matte finish.
  • Enamored is a deep shimmery cool toned brown with a reddish metallic finish. This shade had a more even application and I find it quite unique. 
  • She Devil is a deep burgundy with a semi-matte finish.
  • Temptress is a dark purplish plum with a semi-matte finish. This one will leave a bright pink stain behind. Personally, I find that rather annoying.
  • The pigmentation was excellent. The texture of all these were creamy and applied smoothly. They also felt light-weight. 
  • The main problem I have with these is that they look a bit blotchy, especially when you look up close. You will need to exfoliate and prime your lips prior to application. The formula will highlight and cling on to dry patches so the smoother your lips are the better and more even the application will be. Another suggestion to help with the blotchiness is to pair them with a lip liner. 
  • They didn't feel moisturizing nor drying but they are more comfortable with a lip balm underneath
  • They last 3-4 hours before they start fading.
  • They are unscented.

Final Thought

Overall, I like them even if I wished they had a more even application. They go on creamy even if they are not moisturizing. I also love that they feel comfortable and light-weight. These colors are perfect for fall or for those who enjoy wearing vampy colors. My favorite shades are Enamored and She Devil.

Rating: 8/10

Price: $6.50
Availability: NYX Cosmetics





Bewitching

Bewitching

Bewitching


Enamored

Enamored

Enamored


She Devil

She Devil

She Devil


Temptress

Temptress

Temptress


Sunday, October 19, 2014

China Glaze All Aboard Fall 2014 - Choo-Choo Choose You and Mind the Gap Swatches


Choo-Choo Choose You is quite stunning one of the most unique shade I have in my collection. I'd say if there is only one polish from the collection you should get it's this one. It's a greyish blurple with greenish gold shimmers. The polish is a little sheer but can be build up to full coverage in 3 coats. The formula was very easy to work with. I love the depth it has and the shimmers look so glowy against the dark base. It's definitely a lot prettier in person than in pictures.






Mind The Gap is a medium dirty olive with green and gold shimmers. This one is quite sheer and thin and will need 3 coats to be full coverage. However, the formula is very easy to work with as well. I like it but I wished it had more depth like Choo-Choo Choose you.

So that's it, these are the only two that I felt I had to get from this collection, even though I think all of them looked nice. I love how fall-ish they look and I think I favor the fall collections a little more since I like darker colors. I purchased mines from Sally Beauty Supply.






Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation True Ivory - Swatch and Review




A few weeks ago, I was stalking Walgreens to see if any new collection or product made it to the shelves but I didn't really find anything of interest. However, when I got to the Rimmel stand and saw that they had a BOGO sale, I decided to try out this long lasting 25 hour foundation.

Packaging
  • Plastic squeeze tube. It's practical and I prefer that to a bottle without a pump. 
  • 1 oz or 30 ml

Product
  • True Ivory is a neutral light/medium shade with neutral undertone. I thought that the shade range is slightly darker than it should be. Most ivory foundation are a bit light on me but this one is a perfect match for my skin tone. 
  • The foundation yields a medium coverage that can be built up to full coverage. It does set rather quickly. I find it easier to apply one area at a time. It dries down to a satin finish. 
  • It feels a bit sticky on the skin. I don't really like that but I can deal with it. 
  • It's quite long-wearing, although I wouldn't vouch for 25 hours. At 8 hours, I noticed very subtle fading. It definitely hold up in hot and humid weather. However, it doesn't control oil and shine so I still find my skin a little shiny. 
  • it has a floral scent that lingers for a little while.

Final Thought

It's definitely long-wearing and holds well against sweat and humidity. I also like the finish and the medium-full coverage but I don't like the slight sticky feel. I think for the price, it's definitely worth a try if you want a long-wearing foundation with an affordable price tag.


Rating: 8/10

Price: $6-$7
Availability: Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, Target




Thursday, October 16, 2014

MBA New Lipstick Shades Haul and Swatches - Fog'et About It, Teal With It, and Violet Riot



It's been a long week for me and working split shift just makes me feel like a zombie. Even though we just started to go back to our regular schedule, I still feel weak...sighhhh.

When I saw these new shades from My Beauty Addiction, I knew I had to get them so placed an order. Perfect time for Halloween but dang I don't have time to play with makeup either. Hopefully this weekend I can get some rest but seeing beautiful fall colors on my way to work every day makes me wanna go out and take some pictures before the wind blows them all away.




Fog'et About It is a medium grey with a blue undertone and cream finish. The pigmentation is excellent and opaque and the texture is creamy, easy to apply, and feels moisturizing and comfortable.








Teal With It is a medium dark blue teal with very subtle shimmers and cream finish. Again formula is nice, creamy, pigmented, and comfortable.






Violet Riot is a vibrant medium purple. This one will leave behind a bright pink stain behind, which is a bit annoying for me.








And lastly, a freebie with my purchase. I love it when companies throw in free samples. Jealous is a bright light green with yellow undertone.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

L'Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner Swatch and Review - Cobalt Blue and Green Ivy


Hi all,

I hope you had a nice weekend. My life as of lately has been a little chaotic...Another reason for my blog so suffer from inconsistent updates. A week ago after a system update at work, the system crashed for several days and we had to work weekends to meet our deadlines. In order to minimize the chances of another system crash until they fix the bugs, we were told to be on view only mode during clinic hours and that we will have to work a split shift outside of clinic hours to do our account updates. It's a huge inconvenience for many of us who have responsibilities and other commitments outside of our regular work schedule but that is what we have to do to get by for now, Boo! Hopefully, this issue will be resolved sooner than later because I don't know how long I can keep on working those weird hours and not lose my sanity.
Secondly, my sister and her family moved to South Carolina today. It was hard to say good bye realizing that I won't be seeing them as often as I was used to. I'm really going to miss the family time we had together, the food we shared together, and just being there for each other for company and for comfort. Since we lived pretty close to each other, we saw each other several times a week so their absence is going to take some time to get used to.

Anyhoo...so that is a brief overview of what's been going on with me and back to our regular program is my review of these new L'Oreal eye pencils.


Packaging
  • Color of the pencil matches the color inside. Comes with a clear cap. 
  • Non-retractable, needs sharpening. 
  • .03 oz or 1.1 g

Product
  • Cobalt Blue is a matte cobalt blue
  • Green Ivy is a shimmery dark green olive
  • These pencils are incredibly pigmented and creamy. They glide so effortlessly on the skin without pulling or skipping. 
  • I have moderately oily lids and hooded eyelids. I find that after a couple hours of wear, there is a small amount of transfer to my crease and a small amount of smudging on my lower lash line. Other than that, they wear well for up to 6 hours before I notice signs of fading. 

Final Thought

In spite of the minor smudges and transfer, these will last through most of the day. I just love how smooth and creamy they feel. It's very hard for me to find a drugstore pencil eyeliner that I enjoy and these are definitely nice and worth a try.


Rating: 8.5/10

Price: $8-$9
Availability: Walgreens, Target







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