26 March, 2015

Amethyst Fantasy: Makeup Look

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Here's another makeup look using some of the products I ordered from ColourPop Cosmetics. A review on my purchase is coming soon after this post (sometime this week). Today's look features strong colorful eyes paired with a muted lip. I apologize for the fact that the images aren't as nice as usual. It was nighttime already and I work with natural lighting. I hope you like it. I love how it turned out.

24 March, 2015

Rimmel Apocalips Show Off Matte in Meteoric Matte

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I remember looking forward to the release of the original Rimmel Apocalips in the U.S. (they were renamed Show Off for the american market). Sadly I was disappointed with the formula. I found that it feathered and smeared easily. Plus, it was too shiny for my liking. When Rimmel came out with a new range of matte Apocalips colors, I decided to see if I liked this version better.

22 March, 2015

Sleek Fringe: Makeup Look

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I posted a small ColourPop Cosmetics haul on Instagram and have been enjoying testing out their products since. I have a review in the works but I have no problem spoiling it before hand: I loved everything! The eyeshadows and pressed pigment have specially impressed me. They offer a great color selection and each shade only costs $5! I used two of their products to create a shimmery, but subtle, daytime makeup look.

19 March, 2015

Review: MAC Gunner Lipstick

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Sorry for reviewing a product that was limited edition and is now sold out, but I'm sure this will pop up at Cosmetic Company Outlets at some point. I didn't think I would be getting any of the lipsticks from the MAC x Nasty Gal collection but then one of my friends kindly gifted to me the color I was most interested in-- Gunner.

17 March, 2015

Corrupted Utopia: Makeup Look

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I finally placed a Make Up Geek order and got some items I had wanted for ages. My order included the beautiful Utopia Pigment, Pretentious Eyeshadow, and Corrupt Eyeshadow. I used all three of them to create this makeup look. Make Up Geek has never failed to impress me so make sure to try out their products if you haven't done so yet. 

15 March, 2015

Anastasia DipBrow Pomade Review + Brow Routine

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I purchased my DipBrow back in the summer of 2014. The hype surrounding this product was insane. Other companies have now come out with their versions of brow gel pomades (such as Illamasqua and NYX). Although, to be fair, the first brand to come out with a product like this (to my knowledge) was MAC in 2012 with their Fluidline Brow Gelcreme. The problem with MAC's was that it was initially a limited edition release and most of the colors ran warm/red toned. Back to Anastasia... I wanted to review this long ago but I kept forgetting. It has become such a necessity staple in my routine that using it is simply second nature. I've also included a mini eyebrow routine in case you were curious. 

12 March, 2015

Review: Wet'n'Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in Cashmere

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I put this lipstick on my wish list because Jordan from Boho Vanity once mentioned that Cashmere was a great dupe for MAC's Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick. She doesn't own Rihanna 2 and neither do I, but judging from swatches online they look pretty darn close (Cashmere seems a bit darker). I never thought I'd like a frosty lipstick (much less a brown one) as much as I do this one. When I first saw Rihanna 2 on Temptalia, I wanted it immediately. It's so unique! 

10 March, 2015

Sweetheart Rose: Subtle Glitter Makeup Look

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I saw a very peculiar product on Sephora's sale section not too long ago-- a tube of Glitter Eyeliner and Mascara from their own Sephora Collection. They were apparently on sale because the product was getting discontinued (I made this assumption based on the fact that a search produces a "product not carried" result). I thought it looked like a gimmick but thanks to sale it cost just as much as any drugstore glitter liner so, why not?