Thursday, March 31, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Mini ULTA & Sephora Haul ( Again -_- )

I've been a baaaaad baaaad girl.... not really, I could be an axe murderer. Look ma! Makeup! I've been on the hunt for some new foundations lately. I've always heard great reviews about NARS Sheer Glow foundation, so I decided to give it a go. Of course while on that hunt I decided to purchase what others may call a waste. It's no waste, when it's on my face boo * insert eye roll here* .So yeah here are a list of list of gooodayyyyzzz that I bought!

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation: This foundation is far from sheer. It's not see through, but it's not thick either. It's medium to definite full coverage. It's described as a beneficial to the skin foundation as it helps improve the skins texture over time.The texture to me is very satin like on the skin. To me, it gives a "plumpened, hydrated, dewy/not so dewy" look. Confused? Don't be, It's awesome, buy it.

KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil: I received this as a deluxe sample with my order. I think the packaging is extremely gorgeous and elegant. My only not so happy point with this product is the smell. It smells of a very synthetic rose. I wouldn't have a problem if it were a light scent, but the scent is not only strong, it lingers on your face for quite a while. Aside from that , I do feel like its brightening properties are valid. My complexion does look brighter and feels softer.

NYX Pro Foundation Mixer in Deep: I had gotten this in the color warm, and I figured for the warmer months when I do tan up, I don't wanna look orange, but I want to have dimension in my foundation. I feel like you can't really pull off a foundation mixer in a foundation with just one mixer. With just one mixer, foundation may lose it's vibrancy and has the potential to look "flat". So I bought the two to use together in order to deepen and enrich.

Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer: Bruh?! Where have you been all my life?! I really thought this was the most gimmicky thing and that I would never need this...until I received it as a sample. Ohmaigerrrrdd. Bruh, Ok, So the consistency is that EXACTLY like the smashbox photofinish primer. EXACTLY. The ingredients are similar, just lacking a few things. Once I finished my sample, I figured, pffft, I'm just gonna use my primer on my lips. It went 100 to 0, real quick. It was NOT the same. Crazy right? The insta-matte transforms your cream and satin lipsticks into a comfortable, satiny, mattey goodness on your lips. I honestly would recommend putting this on top of your already matte lipsticks just to make them more comfortable throughout the day. It locks in moisture while maintaining that matte finish. Please, don't make me talk too much, you need this in your life. Buy it. The end.

NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray: I never thought I'd try this out because of the fact that it contained the word "dew". Something my face produces naturally aka oil. But one day, I dunno, God sent an angel to speak to me, and ....I listened, and the finish is really not that bad! It's a dew, but its really a "glow" plus it kept my makeup fresh throughout the day. Try it, you'll like it...well, maybe not the nozzle, but you'll like it.

Urban Decay Shadow Box:  Truth be told, I wouldn't have bought this palette if it weren't on sale. I own dozens of Urban Decay palettes. I admit it, I'm obsessed. And this palette doesn't disappoint....well some colors do, but uh, we'll get to that. Every color maintains it's pigmentation except for THE ONE I LOVED OUTTA THIS WHOLE PALETTE! Freelove,your love is not free I paid for you, and you still sucked. LIAR....I still love you. XOXO

Urban Decay Shadow Box ON SALE FOR $18!
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Tahoe

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

NYX Foundation Mixers in Luminous & Warmth + Soft Matte Lip Cream

Hola again! Just wanted to post some swatches for you. I've done some lip swatches on the lip creams in previous posts, so I'll just move onto the mixers.

I bought luminous and warmth. My main problems in finding a foundation is it being to ashy, as I'm a bit yellow in undertone. Warmth should work extremely well for me during the summer as my tan turns golden red.

The consistency of them is fairly thick, but not so thick that it would need dilution. They're also pigmented, so a little goes a long way.

I haven't noticed them changing the finish of the foundation. But that could vary from foundation to foundation dependent on the foundation base.

I'd say get these, as they're affordable and in my book a necessity for foundation wearers. Very rarely does one find a foundation to match perfectly. These little things help you to achieve that prefect tone you need.

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

Guess what I got in the mailllll!?! Tadaaa! This honestly was a spur of the moment purchase. I received an e-mail for$5 off any revealed palette and I got suckered into it. The shadows in this palette are inconsistent. Some are EXTREMELY pigmented and some can barely swatch. You'll most definitely need a primer with these shadows. Nonetheless, they're beautiful! You've got a little neutral, some plums, some smoke, and some pop!  The swatches on my arm are without primer.
They also sent a free goodie with the purchase. A mini eyeshadow quad, and the colors are perfect for spring and summer. I'll be rocking those colors on these eyelids really soon.
The price is roughly about $22. I say for the amount you receive, it's definitely a good deal as most of the colors do perform well.
If you have this palette, how do you like it? What color combos do you do? Planning on getting it?
Wearing the sample quad above 
Wearing a combination of colors from the revealed 3 palette

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Sephora Haul!

Hey gwerrrl! Haha! I have a haulage for you! *points finger at you*

So I had been eyeing a few things at Sephora for a while and well, of course the end result is that I ended up buying them. Duh.

So here's a list of what I bought

Boscia charcoal pore pudding: I have an affinity with anything charcoal. Charcoal masks, charcoal cleansers. All of it. So when this came on the market, I had to have it. I wanted to compare it to my Origins charcoal mask, but this is different. My origins charcoal mask creates a tingly feeling, while this doesn't. That doesn't take away from the fact that this a great product. It left my skin smooth, my pores less visible, and my skin was definitely less oily. The next day I was searching for the oil on my face with a blotting tissue, but to no avail, I couldn't find any. A little goes a long way with this stuff.

Black Up full coverage cream foundation in HC05: I was given a sample of this at Sephora. I didn't even ask for it, but boy am I glad she gave it because I'm hooked! The coverage is immaculate. I love full coverage foundations because I'm able to "dumb it down". I can use it full force, I can mix some moisturizer or luminizer and make it medium coverage, or I can put even more moisturizer to make it a tinted moisturizer. Full coverage foundations are ALWAYS a 3 in 1 to me.It creates a smooth even canvas. Doesn't set too quickly, doesn't settle into dry areas. It covers imperfections, and is buildable, although full coverage, without looking cakey. I used this with my beauty blender and it gave a flawless finish. (Picture with the munchkin below)

Cinema Secrets makeup brush cleaner pro starter kit: I'm no longer going to use another brush cleaner again! Quick, easy, fast drying! Plus, it leaves your brushes smelling like vanilla once fully dried (which is really like,3 seconds)

Free deluxe sample set by Bobbi Brown: haven't used the kit yet, but free is always good :)

Clinique take the day off cleansing balm: This is seriously having me change my mind to making the switch to cleansing balms. It removed all of my makeup without a hassle in a snap. No raccoon eyes, nuffin. 

I also purchased some NYX Face and body glitter, as well as some Andrea lashes. I did a look with the glitter and it just made my heart flutter, but sadly I forgot to take pictures. I'm horrible at that, ha!

XoXo thanks for stopping by!

Me rocking the black| up full coverage foundation in hc 05