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Spellbound & Delish FOTD

I bought a few more Covergirl lipsticks a few weeks ago and barely had a chance to do a look with them, I decided to mix the two colors I got; “Delish” and “Spellbound”, and I love the result! It’s like a pinkish coral, I love it! If you remember from my post a few weeks ago, I absolutely love the Covergirl lippies, they are so pigmented and go on like a dream.

What I used:
[Face]
– Mary Kay Concealer in Beige 1
– Dermablend Concealer in Sand
– MAC Pro Longwear in NC35

[Cheeks]
– MAC “Get-Away” Blush (LE)
– MAC Blush in “True Romantic”

[Eyes]
– Smashbox Eye Lid Primer
– MAC e/s in “Smoke & Diamonds”
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in “Blackest Black”
– UD Eyeliner in “Underground”

[Lips]
– Covergirl l/s in “Delish”
– Covergirl l/s in “Spellbound”

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation & CG Lipstick


Hi dolls! So today I went to Target, originally to get laundry detergent and JUST laundry detergent, but of course my legs took me to the makeup section and I came home with laundry detergent…..and Maybelline’s Fit Me Foundation in “Natural Buff” (230) and CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in “Divine”. I am wearing both items in the pic above, and I posted a video talking a little more about them.

Now first off, let me start of by saying, I LOVE BOTH! I know it may be premature to love the foundation right away, since a fair test run for me is a few days/different environments/weather conditions, etc. but the coverage for a drugstore foundation???! It is AMAZING (at least in my opinion), and it was only like $6! Can’t beat that. I like it a lot better than Revlon foundations, for one, I absolutely hate the way Revlon makeup smells. It just bothers me so I can’t stand their foundations for very long. But the scent of the Maybelline Foundation is so light, and almost floral. If you are sensitive to scents and generally lean towards fragrance free makeup, check this out because it doesn’t have a strong smell at all.

I bought the shade Natural Buff (230) and it’s a tad bit dark on me, but nothing noticeable, if anything I kinda like it because it gives me a nice faux tan and I like that it sort of adds warmth. BUT this particular shade is a bit yellow, almost too yellow; but in the bottle it looks neutral, no yellow undertones. If anything my MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC35 is way more yellow than the Maybelline Foundation but it looked a bit too yellow on me. So I think I will try a shade lighter just to compare. But I definitely want to keep this one for when I get a bit darker in the summer, and because I can always lighten it up a bit by thinning it out with a mixing medium or mixing it with another foundation.

See how it’s a smidge darker but sorta gives warmth?
Natural Light:

Messy side bun:

Next up- is the CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in “Divine” and it’s just that-divine! I love, love, love this lipstick! It totally stuck out to me when I was roaming down the aisle so I brought it home and so happy I did! I was a bit worried because they didn’t have any testers, so I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but it’s just a gorgeous berry color, these pics do not do it any justice! And I think it goes well with any complexion, any skintone- it’s just that amazing. I also provided similar purplish pink lipstick swatches for comparison. I’d say it closest to MAC lipstick in “Up the Amp”…but like 2 times cheaper!

MAC Quite Cute Collection (Lippies)

I love, love, love, lipsticks! Doesn’t matter what brand, or what, it’s the one thing I end up buying in every collection that comes out. The MAC Quite Cute collection was no different! I already had Saint Germain from a previous collection awhile back, so I ended up getting only the lipsticks that are sold out already on the MAC website, and nothing else from the collection: Candy Yum-Yum (matte), Quite Cute (cremesheen), and Playing Koi (satin).

Candy Yum-Yum: Is a super bright matte fuchsia pink color. Even though it has a matte finish, it’s not drying (Ruby Woo anyone?). It doesn’t even feel like it’s matte when you first apply it on, when it’s dry it still feels comfortable but can start to feather, so I suggest applying a tiny bit of chapstick before application. In comparison to other lipsticks similar in color from other collections, Candy Yum-Yum is lighter and more of a true pink than Immodest Mattene lipstick, and Show Orchid. I’d say it’s closest to Petals & Peacocks, but Petals & Peacocks is a tinge darker and has shine.

Quite Cute: Is a pale lavender, almost has a soft blue undertone to it and looks almost like a whitish blue in pictures. It’s a cremesheen finish. I think this is great for mixing/layering with other lipstick colors because it gives a nice wash of color.

Playing Koi: Is a neutral color, almost nude, but a wash of peach which is a nice change from the normal nude lippie. Even though the finish is satin, it has a creamy consistency to it, that I would have thought it was a cremesheen at first. It can still wash certain skintones out, but paired with a nice lipgloss and/or lip liner I think it can easily be pulled off. This is definitely a lippie I want to experiment with and make different combos.

Saint Germain: One of my all time favorites, it’s a soft (but brighter) pink than “Snob” and I love this lipstick because paired with any lipgloss, it always just looks amazing, I loved it so much I ended up buying a backup when I originally bought this.

natural light
 Cute headband my friend Reno gave me!

FOTD: Grape Sunset & OCC Lip Tar Mix

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[What I used:]
[Face:]
– Luminess Airbrush (F6)
– MUFE Camouflage Concealer Palette #5
– MAC “Bone Beige” Sculpting Powder (PRO) for contouring
– Ben Nye Visage Powder in “Banana” to set (applied with stippling brush)
[Cheeks:]
– Dab of MAC Blushes “Dollymix” and “Coygirl” on apples
[Eyes:]
– MAC PP in “Painterly” as base all over the lid
– Light peach matte color all over the lid and as highlight (top row, color all the way on the left) from this neutral palette
– MAC “Hepcat” e/s blended in crease
– MAC “Top Hat” (Starflash collection) and “Shadowy Lady” above crease and lower lashline
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in “Blackest Black”
– False lashes from kkcenterhk.com
– UD Eyeliner in “Rockstar” on lower lashline (smudged)
[Lips]
– OCC Lip Tar “Hoochie” and “Feather” mixed together (applied with Naimie’s Lip Brush)
***On the FOTD pic above (your left), I toned it down by putting MAC “Cherish” l/s on top

MAC Haul

Dropped by the MAC store after work and ended up nabbing a few things, and noticed they changed their bags! They are super cute! It’s paper bags made out of recycled paper and inside of the bags, they are each colored differently. (***sidenote: I will be announcing the winner of the Sigma Make Me Up Brush Kit later today!)

I also wanted to try their ‘Sheen Supreme’ lipsticks because I LOVED their slimshine lipsticks from way back in the day (a glossy lipstick), and since it was rumored these were similar, I was curious because I was sad the slimshines were limited edition. I will do a comparison post later on the two, but right off the bat they aren’t as glossy and shiny as the original slimshines which is disappointing but they still are nice (at least some colors are such as the one I got in “Bare Again”). And oddly enough one of the Slimshines I have is “Bare” and this one is “Bare Again”, love how they tied that in!

I didn’t get much, just the Penultimate Eyeliner Pen in “Rapidblack”, 4 eyeshadow palette (I love the new design! I wish their 15 eyeshadow palette was see-thru too so you can see the eyeshadows from the outside), e/s pan refill in “Shale”, the Sheen Supreme lippie in “Bare Again” and their moisture cover concealer in NC20.

 And the nails I was rocking last week:

MAC Wonder Woman Collection & Swatches

Whew! Today was tiring! I attended the MAC Wonder Woman preview party today, the models had hot costumes, and as usual at these events, the store was packed with people pushing you left and right, so I didn’t get a chance to swatch any eyeshadow palettes. They also didn’t have the other MSF available, boo. :( I have to breeze through this post since I am running on a few hours of sleep, so anything I miss I will post tomorrow, but thought id post some swatches and pics.

The lipglasses are HUGE (but I am loving the super size)! And I mean huge in comparison to their regular lipglasses (posted a side by side pic below). I love the big fat doefoot wand, you can apply it in just one swipe! I am loving Athena’s Kiss and Emancipation, it’s a bit brighter and pinker than Maqnetique, and Emancipation is a pretty light peach color with sparkle, great for everyday looks. Pulling out the doefoot however can be messy (especially “Athena’s Kiss” since it’s a darker color), it tends to pull out a lot of product when you attempt to pull the wand out so just be cautious.

The eyeshadows and the smaller section of the blush duos (to me) had horrible color payoff. It took many (and I mean MANY) swipes to even get it to show up on my skin, and I am pretty fair! The pigments were too chalky for my taste, and I would never use the reflects glitters. The mascaras were neat, they seemed to stay on long as it took forever to wash off my hand, but like I said in my previous post, you can easily find colored mascaras pretty much anywhere. I skipped on Marquise d’ because it was too sheer, and I am not a fan of bronzy lipsticks. Russian Red is permanent so you can definitely just get that one (and it would be way cheaper!). I skipped Wonder Woman l/g because I have “Cult of Cherry” l/g and I rarely use it as it is. The MSF has only one interesting aspect, and that was the orange side of it, but it’s nothing we haven’t seen before, not to mention the entire thing is really huge.

What’s worth looking at? Definitely the lipglasses. They are amazing and I think they are all so pretty. The lipsticks are nice too, but the only winner to me is Spitfire. Everything else, can pretty much be skipped in my opinion.

Line wasn’t too bad, it went thru relatively quickly and they did manage to pass out some yummy red velvet cupcakes! I ended up nabbing 2 lippies and 2 lipglosses: Spitfire, Russian Red, Emancipation, and Athena’s Kiss.

Some lipstick comparisons from past collections:
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