ColourPop Eyeshadow, Highlighter, & Lippie Stix: Review + Swatches

 After seeing ColourPop all over youtube & various blogs, I decided to finally order some of their products for myself. Their products are decently priced, but it adds up quickly, trust me! I wish I could have recorded my reaction to swatching these for the first time, the consistency and texture of the eyeshadows/highlighters are just so different & creamy…yet powdery? I literally said “oh my GOD” out loud the first time I swatched an eyeshadow.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows: $5.00 Each

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow – Tassel (Metallic), Girly (Pearlized), Fringe (Metallic)

My favorite out of the 3 is definitely Tassel, its the most beautiful inner corner/lid color ever! I also love Girly as a brow highlight and base color, its a little less shimmery, as you can see.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow – Liberty (Ultra-Metallic), I Heart This (Metallic), Get Lucky (Metallic)

If you like a subtle shimmer without the BAM in your face eyeshadow look, I Heart This is for you! It gives off just the perfect nude shimmer look. I’ve also been loving Get Lucky & Liberty to add that pop of color to the center of the lids!

Don’t get me wrong, these highlights are great & I do think they are worth the $8. But, in retrospect I probably should have splurged else where since I already have tons of highlighters. I don’t see these ever replacing my Mac Soft and Gentle or Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. I will use them, just probably not super often. If you are looking for a cheaper, good quality highlighter, I definitely recommend checking these out!

ColourPop Highlighters: $8.00 Each

ColourPop Highliter – Stole The Show (Pearlized), Lunch Money (Pearlized), Highly Waited (Pearlized)

Stole The Show definitely stole the show for me! It’s my favorite out of the 3 with Lunch Money following closely behind. I feel like Highly Waisted is just not the right color for my skin tone, it would be really beautiful on someone who was a little darker or tan.

Yes, the famous ColourPop Lippie Stix. These were the first products I had heard of from ColourPop & I’ve been wanting to try them out for so long. I’m not really a bright lipstick kind of girl, i’m usually always wearing a nude lipstick or a pale pink. I wanted to try and step outside my comfort zone a little bit with these. But as you can see, most of them are still pretty nude or muted.

ColourPop Lippie Stix: $5.00 Each

ColourPop Lippie Stix – Cookie (Matte), Skimpy (Glossy), Bound (Glossy), BFF (Glossy), Easy (Glossy), Cupid (Hyper-Glossy)

My Favorites out of group are Skimpy, Cupid, and Easy. But I also really do like BFF and Bound. I find that Cookie is very dark looking on my pale skin. So again, if you had a darker complexion it would be fantastic for you. Often I mix Skimpy & Cupid/Easy together to get a pretty nude peachy/pink lip. I love love love the formula and pigmentation of these lippies!

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Urban Decay – Naked On The Run: Swatches & Review

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Ahhhh, I LOVE Urban Decay! I own every Naked palette and will probably continue to own them in the future, they are by far my most favorite eyeshadows. I pre-ordered my Naked On The Run palette from Sephora.com the day it was released. It costs $54 and includes 6 eyeshadows, blush, bronzer, lipgloss, eyeliner, and mascara. I think its an awesome palette and it’s so convenient to have it all confined to one simple case!

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Here’s the back information for anyone interested, just click the picture to see a larger version of any images in this post!

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I know I don’t have the best quality pictures, but for what it is, the color payoff is great. I’m happy they included matte shades to balance out the shimmery ones. These colors will create an amazing smokey eye, I’m beyond excited to start using it often!

– 0.4 oz Eye Shadows
Dive (metallic rose/gold micro-shimmer)
Fix (soft taupe matte)
Resist (medium metallic taupe)
Dare (medium brown matte)
Stun (metallic bronze/light gold micro-shimmer)

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– 0.3 oz Bronzer
Medium bronze matte

– 0.3 oz Blush
Vibrant pink/light shimmer

– 0.07 oz All-over Eye Shadow
5050 (cool bisque satin)

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lipgloss– 0.13 oz Full-Size Naked Ultra Nourishing Gloss Lip Gloss
Sesso (rose/pink shimmer)

eyeliner– 0.03 oz 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
Stag (deep brown satin)

mascara– 0.13 oz Perversion Mascara
Blackest Black

Overall, so far I am completely happy with this palette. At first, I thought the bronzer was going to be very light and have an orange tint to it, but when I actually tried it on it was just perfect. I love love love the blush in the palette too. The 5050 shadow is being mistaken by some people for a highlight, but it is indeed an eyeshadow. It can be used as a highlight tough, I suppose! I was super excited to get another Perversion Mascara. I previously had gotten a sample size from Ipsy and instantly fell in love with it. I’m also really stoked to try out the new Stag eyeliner. It will complement these shadows so well. Definitely worth the money for me!!
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Moda VoxBox: October/November 2014

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I was BEYOND excited when I received an email saying I was eligible for the Moda VoxBox. I had also received the previous Vitality VoxBox, but it definitely wasn’t as awesome as this one! If you’re interested in getting a VoxBox check out Influenster.com, it’s totally free and you basically just post reviews about products. I didn’t have to pay ANYTHING and all the reviews you give are your own honest opinions. I’m so happy I received this box because it had many things that I actually will use in it. Thanks Influenster!

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• Clairol, Hair Food: $14.99

I had never heard of this product before, it’s apparently new. I wasn’t too sure how to use it either, the bottle said to use on damp hair, comb, and wash out. I decided to use it in the shower and now I use it twice a week instead of my conditioner. It makes my hair feel sooooo soft, I love it! I will for sure be using the coupon I received to purchase other products in this line.

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• Swiss Miss, Simply Cocoa: $2.29 per box

Now that we have entered the winter months, this was a nice treat to get in my VoxBox. I’m sure I will end up using it, because the Keurig hot chocolates just aren’t cutting it for me.

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• Rimmel London, ScandalEyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara- #003 Extreme Black: $5.99

I was SO EXCITED to see beauty items in this box! I’m a makeup fanatic and I’ve been waiting for a VoxBox that included makeup. Honestly though, I was a bit disappointed with this mascara. I thought it would be amazing but in reality, the brush was just too large and couldn’t coat my lashes properly. I felt as if barely any product was getting on them.

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• Rimmel London, Moisture Renew Lipstick- #360 As You Want Victoria: $6.99

At first the color turned me off of this lipstick. I don’t think reds or dark colors look good on me. I usually am always wearing a nude, pink, or peach colored lipstick. But when I tried this color on for the first time I didn’t think it looked that bad on me. I did end up giving it my mom though, since she likes colors like this and needed a lipstick anyways. The formula was awesome, and I wouldn’t be against looking at other colors from this line of lipstick!

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• Rimmel London, Moisture Renew Lip Liner- Universal Transparent Lip Liner: $5.99

At first I thought this was a white eyeliner and I was ecstatic. I don’t really use lipliners too much, but I was willing to give this one a try. I would describe it as more of a lip primer, I guess. It made my lipstick last longer and helped it not bleed out from my lips. I don’t see myself using it everyday, but on occasions i definitely will!

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• Resource, Natural Spring Water: $1.49

I’ve never heard of this brand before, and it just tasted like normal water! Not too much to say about it…

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• Jergens, Ultra Healing Lotion: $5.99

I love little baby travel size bottles of stuff! Not kidding, I’ve been asked about 3 times if I have lotion in my purse from people in my classes in the past month. Well, now I do! My hands get dry in the winter, so the timing was perfect on this one.

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• Puffs, Soft Pack Tissues: $2.49

Everyone needs travel tissues! I ended up putting one of the packages in my car, since I always need a tissue and never have one. These are just the basic tissues, not ones infused with lotion or anything like that. But they are still soft!

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check out Influenster for a chance to get a VoxBox in the future!

Ipsy Glam Bag Subscription: November 2014

 It’s that time of the month again…IPSY BAGS have arrived! If you aren’t familiar with Ipsy, basically it is a beauty/makeup subscription service that charges $10 a month. Your $10 gets you 4-5 beauty items and an adorable bag. Some months they are awesome, and others are just a miss. This month the theme was Girl Meets Glitter, and I was quite satisfied with the products I received! I personally think it is worth the $10, the bags alone would cost you that at a store. You fill out surveys and questions about the products you receive, and then they try to give you more products that you actually like. I would definitely check it out if you haven’t already! If you want, click HERE to go to the Ipsy website via my referral link.

• Be A Bombshell Cosmetics: Eye Base- Submissive

This shade is absolutely GORGEOUS. I used it the other day before doing a neutral smokey eye, and I loved it. It’s just a very pretty bronzy-gold color with some shimmer. It’s perfect for me! Probably my favorite item from this months bag!

           

• J. Cat Beauty: Wonder Lip Paint- Red Potion

I’m not a red lipstick kind of girl at all. I think I’ve tried it maybe twice, and took it off immediately. I just don’t like how it looks on me, I prefer nudes, pinks, and peaches so much more. I was looking on the J. Cat Beauty website and they have tons of gorgeous colors in their Lip Paint’s. I really wish they would have given out something I would actually wear. That being said, I loved the formula and you can’t beat the price of these ($4.99)! I might end up buying a few in colors that I like just because of how awesome the product is.

•Elizabeth Mott: you’re so FINE Eyeliner- Glitterati

Okay, I’m totally down to try anything that has the word glitter in it. Basically, this liquid eyeliner is a jet black color with silver glitter in it. I really liked it for just normally lining my eyes, but when i tried to do a cat eye, it was a disaster. I will probably end up using it in the future just as a lash-line liner!

•TEMPTU: S/B Highlighter- Pink Pearl

I was SOOO excited when I saw I was getting this in my bag!! I absolutely love highlighters and this is the best liquid highlighter I’ve ever used. I really don’t like the Benefit High Beam because, for some reason, it always just messes up my makeup wherever I put it. But this TEMPTU highlighter doesn’t effect the underlying makeup at all. It’s so gorgeous and subtle too. I have a feeling I’ll be using the whole bottle very soon.

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•Marc Anthony: Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray

Although getting a hairspray in your bag may seem boring, I personally love getting the little baby bottles of products. I always save mine and use them for when I travel or might need to carry one somewhere.

Be sure to check out Ipsy and get on the waiting list NOW so you too can start getting bags in the upcoming months!!

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‘Holy Grail’ Nude Lipstick?!?!

“Holy Grail” in the beauty industry is a big word. But….I have to admit, I think I may have found my holy grail nude lipstick! I’ve tried SOOOOOOOO many; too beige, too cakey, too sheer, etc. I’ve used this lipstick almost every single day since I first got it a few months ago.

Myth by MAC! Yes, I’m sure you’re thinking it’s overrated, but honestly, it’s the best. I love it more than Creme D’Nude, it covers the pigmentation of my lips much better and lasts a lot longer. It gives off a bit of a peachy tint too, so it doesn’t wash you out or make you look like you just rubbed foundation on your lips!

Although this is not my personal swatch, it shows the beautiful nude color of the lipstick:

If you’ve yet to find a good nude lipstick for yourself, or you just think they all look terrible on you, GIVE THIS ONE A TRY. I highly highly highly doubt you will be disappointed!

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Full Face Drugstore Favorites

RIMMEL LONDON Stay Matte Foundation ($4.99)

I was SO weary about this foundation at first, I mean…it’s probably the cheapest foundation I have ever seen. But, I had heard a few reviews on it which were positive so I decided to give it a try myself. When you first squeeze it out of the tube it seems VERY thick, it’s basically a cream. A little goes a long long way. Honestly though, I really do love it! It has amazing coverage and although it’s “matte” it doesn’t make my skin look awful. I don’t really have dry nor oily skin, but I don’t like the dewy look, I feel like it just makes me look gross and sweaty. So for that reason this foundation gives me the perfect finish.

REVLON Age Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer Treatment ($12.99 YIKES)

First off, $12 is quite a bit, for me, to be paying for a drug store concealer. I definitely was looking at the wrong price tag and did not realize until I was already home later that day. But…it is a really good concealer and I use it every single day. I purchased the lightest shade in the line, and its tinted a bit yellow. It’s great for highlighting underneath your eyes and hiding dark circles. I also use it on any blemishes I have that may be red or dark. The yellowness in the product really helps with canceling out these colors.    

RIMMEL LONDON Stay Matte Pressed Powder ($4.99)

I’ve used this powder way before I ever purchased the foundation. It has always been one of my favorites for setting my foundation and concealer. As I stated earlier, I do not like the dewy look to my skin. So patting a bit of this powder over my face really reduces the shine that I dislike. You can get the powder in a translucent color, but i prefer the colored version just to add that little extra touch of coverage!  

NYX Powder Blush in Pinched ($5.99)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these blushes! It was really hard to just pick one for this post. I had to go with Pinched- I mean I accidentally bought it twice because I loved the color so much. It’s a beautiful peachy color, many say its a dupe for NAR’s Orgasm. Hands down these NYX blushes are some of my all time favorites, I use them every single day.

 

  

 NYX Matte Body Bronzer ($8.99)
Honestly, I have yet to find a drug store bronzer that i absolutely love. If I had to   choose one though, it would definitely be the NYX matte bronzer. It can look a bit orangey on some skin tones hough, so be careful! I use this bronzer to contour my cheekbones, forehead, nose, and jawline. If you’re not looking to contour, just simply give your face some color, this is not the bronzer for you.

Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki ($9.00)

BEST (only??). DRUGSTORE. HIGHLIGHT. EVER. Not exaggerating here, this product is awesome. It gives off just a touch of gold shimmer, but isn’t over powering at all. I apply it to the tops of the cheekbones, center of my nose, cupids bow, brow bone, and the inner corners of my eyes.      

L’ORÉAL Telescopic Mascara ($9.99)

This mascara is probably my favorite one ever. The length it will give your lashes is UNREAL. The thin brush ensures that you will hit every single lash, and makes it super easy to coat your bottom lashes too! I went back and forth on whether or not to buy this product, I mean I have TONS of mascaras already so it felt like just a waste of $10. I’m SO glad I did! Not a day goes by that I don’t use it. You can pair this with a volumizing mascara if you really want your lashes to pop.

    NYX Round Case Lipstick in Pure Nude ($3.99)

Another product by NYX that I’m in love with! I have tons of these lipsticks. They are amazing and so so so affordable! I absolutely love nude lips- especially pink and peach nudes. This lipstick is peach based and is just beautiful. (Honorable mention to my other favorite lipstick shade in this collection: Harmonica, such a pretty frosty pink color!).

NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel ($4.99)

Yes I know, you’ve probably seen these suckers everywhere. But really, they are amazing. I love this shade because it’s neutral and doesn’t block out the color of the lipstick underneath. These can even be worn alone and give off the perfect amount of color. Definitely pick up a few if you ever get a chance!

Let me know your current drugstore favorites!

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