19 April, 2015

ColourPop Cosmetics Eyeshadow Reviews: Bae, Fringe, Fantasy

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I think ColourPop Cosmetics is one of the biggest breakout brands from 2014. They created a lot of buzz last year and I predict that they will have an amazing 2015. I can't wait to see their range expand and try the new products they come out with. I made a small purchase to see if their products lived up to the hype. Today I'll be reviewing two eyeshadows and one pressed pigment: Fringe, Bae, and Fantasy. Each one costs $5. 

16 April, 2015

Face of the Day: Almond Butter

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Sometimes I do my makeup in the mornings and don't get around to photographing the products until later in the day (sometimes even days after) so I apologize for the impreciseness of my quick FOTDs. I tend to forget which products I used when it comes to basic items like mascara and sometimes even blush. Oops. Still, I hope you enjoy these!

14 April, 2015

Eyeshadow Dupes Galore: MAC, NYX, Coastal Scents

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I've been working on this post for a while. It's been a pain to put together because a lot of my eyeshadows are scattered throughout my eyeshadow palettes. And to top it off, one of the eyeshadows from this list has gone missing. There's a bunch of swatches here so hopefully they are useful to you. If you know of any other great dupes, please let me know in the comments. 

08 April, 2015

Fallen Angel: Makeup Look

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I'm a big fan of Make Up For Ever glitters. They offer an assorted color selection with different textures (from chunky to fine cut). They're also very reflective. The one I'm showcasing today is their Diamond Powder in #14. I used it very lightly in order to keep this look soft and "daytime" but 14 is capable of intense iridescence and blue-pink shifting. I hope you like this!

06 April, 2015

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Timanfaya

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If you're looking for a bright orange lip color for summer then I suggest Timanfaya from the NARS Satin Lip Pencil line. The color is described as a mandarin red-orange on Sephora's website. The Satin Lip Pencils have a very emollient slippery texture that glosses over the lips and disguises any dryness. They are not overly shiny like a gloss. Timanfaya in particular leaves a stain as the initial finish wears away. 

26 March, 2015

Amethyst Fantasy: Makeup Look

colourpop cosmetics fantasy pigment purple eyeshadow smokey eye mac creme de violet coastal scents amethyst occ pleasure model makeup look
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

rimmel apocalips show off lipstick lip lacquer swatch review matte meteoric
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

colourpop cosmetics fringe eyeshadow swatch makeup look lippie stix lumiere everyday daytime makeup look fotd
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.