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Wearable Berry Lipstick 

Wearable Berry Lipstick 

I don’t usually go for berry lips, but the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color in Lover has blown me away. I love this lipstick! It is unbelievably long-wearing (like 12 hours, with eating) and super comfortable. The color itself is a berry toned […]

5 Nude Liquid Lipsticks for Summer

5 Nude Liquid Lipsticks for Summer

I’ve finally fallen in love with liquid lipstick. For a long time, I couldn’t get on the bandwagon for this trend because I found liquid lipstick so drying. These days, I can’t get enough of these long-wearing lipsticks. They apply so nicely, and I love […]

Another Summer Weekend

Another Summer Weekend

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Face:

LA Girl Pro Coverage foundation mixed with NARS All Day Luminous Foundation

elf Finishing Powder

Jane Iredale Mineral Powder in Suntan

Pixi Contour Powder

NARS Orgasm blush

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Princess Cut highlight
Eyes:

Eyes:

L’Oreal Silkissime eyeliner in Cobalt

Jeffree Star Androgyny palette

Buxom mascara

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer with Pixi Contour Powder (used like a brow powder) and ABH Clear Brow Gel
Lips:

Lips: NYX lip liner in mauve

Colourpop Lippie Stix in Skimpy

 

I’ve been loving wearing warm eyeshadow with blue eyeliner, especially when paired with a nude lip. This is one of my favorite looks as of late. Thanks for dropping by, be sure to follow me on Bloglovin’ and Instagram!

No7 Lift and Luminate Foundation (Review)

No7 Lift and Luminate Foundation (Review)

No7 Lift and Luminate Foundation has become my summer makeup obsession. No7 (sometimes called Boots) is a UK-based drugstore beauty brand that has recently become available in the USA. If you keep your eyes peeled, sometimes you can find a Target, Ulta, or Walgreens with […]

So Much Love for Roses

So Much Love for Roses

 Eyes:  Colourpop Lo Key Palette and Cloud Nine eyeshadow Mac Cosmetics Carbon eyeshadow Urban Decay All Nighter Eyeliner  Buxom mascara topped with Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade and Clear Brow Gel, Pixi Contour Powder  Face:  MAC Studio […]

Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadows (Review)

Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadows (Review)

I have tried a lot of eyeshadow over the years: Morphe, MAC, Makeup Geek, L’Oreal, Urban Decay, Tarte, and much more. I’m an eyeshadow connaisseur, and while I like a lot of formulas, I have to say that the Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadows really knocked it out of the ballpark. It is  my favorite eyeshadow formula to date; I hope they keep releasing more shades, because I want them all!


I ordered the Lo-Key and Hi-Maitenence. The physical shadow palettes are actually very nice: cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure. I popped the eyeshadows out of this palette (which is very easy to do) so I could put them in the Makeup Forever palette I use for travel. However, the packaging is nice, so I saved it for future use. I also purchased some individual eyeshadows, which are just as nice as the palettes. The palettes are just a slightly better deal, if you’ll use all the colors.

Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadows (Review
Swatches of Colourpop Lo-Key

The eyeshadows themselves are absolutely perfect as far as I’m concerned. Soft and creamy, pigmented but blendable and easy to use. There’s a little fallout, but not too much. The shade range is gorgeous. I mostly have warm shades, but I would love to pick up some cooler shades as well. I was really blown away by the formula! Plus, the price point is actually very affordable. I would say that these eyeshadows are more similar to MAC eyeshadow than Makeup Geek eyeshadow, but the formula falls somewhere in between in terms of creaminess.
The Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadows are 10/10, 5 stars, A+. I would highly recommend them; they’re my favorite eyeshadows, regardless of price, but considering the price they are an absolute can’t miss for makeup lovers! I hope they keep releasing new shades. The Colourpop website often has sales and promotions, so if you watch out for a discount you can get them for an even more affordable price.

 

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LA Girl Pro Coverage HD Long Wear Illuminating Foundation (Review)

LA Girl Pro Coverage HD Long Wear Illuminating Foundation (Review)

The LA Girl Pro Coverage HD Long Wear Illuminating Foundation makes a lot of claims, even just in the name. At just $9.00, the LA Girl foundation comes at a price everybody can afford. The LA Girl Pro Concealers, from the same line, were very […]

Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray vs. Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray

Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray vs. Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray

Makeup setting sprays are a holy grail product, in terms of making your makeup last all day (or all night). Nothing keeps my makeup on like a setting spray, and I’ve even gotten my mother and sister addicted. There are many different types of sprays […]

Warm & Smokey 

Warm & Smokey 


Face:

Benefit Pore-fessional

Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation 

Tarte Confidence in a Compact foundation, Amazonian Clay blush in Vibrant, Amazonian Clay highlighter in Stunner, Shape Tape Concealer 

Clinique Acne Solutions concealer 

MAC Pro Empasize powder and Harmony blush 

CoverFX Bronzer in Sunkissed 

Skindinavia spray to set 

Eyes:

Colourpop pressed eyeshadows: Running Late, I Owe You, Get Out, Note to Self, and Cloud Nine

Makeup Geek eyeshadows Vintage and Unexpected 

 NYX Vinyl Liquid Liner 

Buxom mascara 

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara (this step isn’t necessary, I just did it to waterproof my mascara) 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade 

Bumble and Bumble Sumo Wax 

Lips: 

MAC liner in Etcetera and lipstick in Blankety 

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review

I’m just a girl on the hunt for her perfect foundation, and for the past few months my go-to has been the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.  NARS is one of my favorite luxury brands, and their products both high quality and sleek. I […]