Archive of ‘Lips’ category

ColourPop Matte Lip Swatches (New Shades!)

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I am such a HUGE fan of ColourPop! Everytime they come out with something new, I have to add it to my collection. No surprise that when a few new shades of the Ultra Matte Lippies came out, I had to have it!

Below are some swatches!

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From L to R: More Better, Bad Habit, Chilly Chili, Kapow, Beeper, and Instigator

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Laura Geller Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipsticks

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Laura Geller Beauty was kind enough to send me a cute box of some of their new Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipsticks to review. I love how moisturizing they are! The texture on the actual lippies give it a luxurious feel, and the colors are pigmented!

Description: Tempt your senses with our first-ever baked and sculpted lipstick. The artisan-baked pigments and rich moisturizers, saturate lips with creamy, vibrant colors that feels weightless. A curved bullet shape allows for a single-swipe application providing long-lasting, high-impact wear.

Process: This breakthrough formula starts as loose pigments that are baked with a complex of oils for 12 hours to create round, smooth color pigments. After baking, the pigments are mixed with moisturizing ingredients to create creamy color perfection.

Ingredients contains: Almond Oil, Apricot Butter & Sunflower oil

The cap is magnetic, which I thought was pretty cool, but a con is that it’s not a strong magnet, the slightest pick up just takes off the cap and the lipstick can fall, so just be careful and grab from the bottom. But the look of the packaging is very sleek and it’s a matte black with the Laura Geller Brand on it. The lipsticks stayed on me for about 4-5 hours.

The colors I received are:

Tribeca Tan, Bleeker St, Peach, Madison Ave. Pink, Mulberry St. Fift Ave. Ruby, and Broadway Plum

Other shades in the line (not pictured here):

Greenwich Street Berry, East Side Rouge, Soho Nude, Central Park Spice, Lexington Ave. Coral, Big Apple Red

These retail for $21 are available on Ulta.com, Ulta stores, and LauraGeller,com!

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Tarina Tarantino Haul & Swatches!

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Tarina Tarantino is leaving Sephora as rumor has it the line ends it’s contract with Sephora at the end of this year, so all her makeup is 40% OFF! She will be selling her makeup on her website http://www.tarinatarantino.com, so have no fear, as her line is not being discontinued, it just will not be available at Sephora.
I really wanted her Dollskin Blush Cheek Palette ($27 sale price), it’s sold out on the Sephora website so I was super happy I found one at my local Sephora store. It has four blushes: Feather, Parasol, Candy Cameo, and Carved Rose, comes with a mirror as well in the palette.
I then decided to give her conditioning lip sheen lipsticks a try ($15 sale price) and loved them so ended up getting more colors: Candy Jar, Floriculture, Watermelon Wow, Penny Arcade and Fuchsia Lining. I like that these are moisturizing and have the right amount of color, not too sheer and not too pigmented for a more softer, natural look. The texture of these are similar to the MAC Slimshines, just not as soft as the slimshines (where they are almost melting!). These are pretty solid.
Candy Jar– A light bubblegum pink (think a softer version of MAC’s Snob).
Floriculture– A beautiful dark plummy shade with red undertones. This is my favorite because it’s perfect for fall, and it’s wearable. Usually for me, a lot of dark purple/raspberry colors can look too much for daytime, but since this is a sheen, it’s perfect! It was hard for me to capture the true color of this shade because it’s super pretty in person, so the swatch below does it no justice. Temptalia’s swatch of this is spot on.
Watermelon Wow– This is a nice soft dusty rose color, it complements light skintones.
Penny Arcade– A nice soft peachy color, the swatch makes it look darker, but it’s a tinge lighter than shown.
Fuchsia Lining– A beautiful soft magenta pink.
I am in love with Urban Decay eyeliners, and heard that these were better, so I figured I’d try her Eye Dream Hyperliners too since they were only $9, I bought Ultraviolet and Puppeteer which remind me of UD’s “Rockstar” and “Bourbon”, although Ultraviolet is much more purple than Rockstar. In regards to wear, I have not worn these yet so I will update you gals with the longevity of these.
Her Eye Dream Hyperlight ($14 sale price) is one of her best sellers so I wanted to see what the hype was about and when I swatched it in the store I was impressed because it has a nice light pink salmon color and blends easily with the skin. This is used for under the eye or anywhere you want a little highlight. I am excited to try this because I have dark circles and I think this would be perfect at giving me a more bright-eyed, awake look.
Even though I bought the blush palette, I wanted the full-sized blush in “Parasol” because it’s such a pretty pink and coral color with a nice shimmer. I decided to also get “Neopolitan Lane” but I think this is too light for my skin because it hardly shows up on my face/skin and just disappears, so this one might be going back.
Lastly, I fell in love with the purples in the Jewel Eyeshadow Palette in “Fantastical” so added that to my basket too haha.
Favorite Picks: 
Blush: Parasol
Lips: Floriculture and Watermelon Wow
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NYX Matte Lipsticks (Swatches!)

Here are swatches of the NYX Matte Lipsticks ($4.99) I snagged at IMATS: Indie Flick, Sweet Pink, and Shocking Pink. These lipsticks are gorgeous! Even though they have a matte finish, they are not at all drying (at least to me), I have “Ruby Woo” from MAC which is a matte finish and it’s so dry, I can’t apply that without some chapstick; in comparison, these are very moisturizing and very pigmented!

The only con is that there is not a lot of product in comparison to standard lipsticks, but then again it’s only $4.99! To get an idea, the second pic below is the lipstick twisted all the way up.

I also took the liberty of comparing these lipsticks to other lipsticks in my collection, when I originally swatched “Shocking Pink” at IMATS, it reminded me of MAC’s “Candy Yum-Yum” lipstick, so I swatched similar pinks to see what they could be close to. “Indie Flick” is more of a true orange (it didn’t show up that true in pics), MAC’s “Coral Polyp” from the Dame Edna Collection and MAC’s “Hibiscus” from the Surf Baby Collection had more of a reddish terracotta tinge to it. And NYX’s “Femme” lipstick is a nice true coral. NYX’s “Sweet Pink” is close to MAC’s “Show Orchid” and NYX’s “Shocking Pink” is just a tad bit more berry in shade, whereas MAC’s “Candy Yum Yum” is more on the lighter pink side.

MAC Surf Baby Collection Haul

I know, I know, i’ve been slacking on posts, I have SO much to post about too but it’s so hard to find the time lately because I have been so busy at work and by the time I get home, all I wanna do is sleep! But I received my MAC Surf Baby goodies in the mail the other day, and finally got around to doing some swatches…I didn’t get a lot from this collection; as usual I only ended up getting two lipsticks- “Hibiscus” (cremesheen) and “Mocha” (Satin, and is part of the permanent line) and a back up of “Strange Potion”. I originally got it when Venomous Villains came out, but I loved it so much I thought id buy a back-up!

I adore the packaging of this collection, I love how the lipstick tubes remind me of little surfboards, and the Hibiscus flower is a nice touch because I absolutely love Hawaii and it was nice to have a lil something to remind me of my vacation when I went a year ago with my sisters.

The lipsticks are super pretty, I wasn’t sure about “Hibiscus” when I ordered it online, I thought it might be too out there for me, but because it’s a cremesheen, it’s the right amount of color and it’s definitely wearable! I think this is definitely a shade anyone can pull of regardless of skintone or complexion. It’s just such a pretty coral, reddish color and pairs wonderfully with a neutral eye look.

“Mocha” is part of MAC’s permanent line so no need to rush to get it, but I am glad I got this color because I never really paid attention to this color, and it being in this collection really brought it to light. It’s a nice medium terracotta brown, has a tinge of orange and red undertones, but it’s a really pretty color! I am a sucker for earth tones, and MAC “Cherish” l/s is my all-time favorite everyday lipstick, so “Mocha” is definitely up there at quickly becoming a staple in my bag.

The camera didn’t show their true colors :(
FOTD with “Hibiscus” (natural light):
FOTD using “Mocha” (Tarte “Tipsy” blush on cheeks):

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