Sunday, May 1, 2016

Urban Decay Matte Lipstick Sale Haul

Creamy mattes, not full mattes.  I really like some of these shades.  They wear about 2 hours on me for the most part and often have a rosebud sort of look.
Stark Naked: a simple slightly peach pink nude
Backtalk: a pinker and slightly deeper Stark Naked.
1993: a rose brown on me.  I go back and forth on this one.
Bittersweet; a classic pink with a lavender twist.  Love this one.
After Dark: not matte at all.  A purple fucshia with shimmer/shift.
Blackmail: deep blackened plum.  A difficult shade to apply and wear evenly.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pat McGrath Labs Nude Skin Fetish 003 Highlighter Review and Swatches

This set is very pretty, and high quality.  But I don't love it.

The brush is well done, with thinner bristles at the end.  The thicker bristles at the base hold the brush firm but less product is picked up so it applies lightly (a good thing).

The balm is step one of building up the highlighting effect.  It adds a soft sheen but is absorbed into my skin within 2 hours.  It does provide a great base for the powder/pigment and makes it look smoother and less shimmery (it's smooth with only the subtlest of shimmer outright glitter).

The highligher on my yellowish skin is a slightly golden champagne.  It's almost metallic but doesn't make my pores too noticeable.

The pink pigment/powder is finely milled but adds a wow level of sheen.  I can see this emphasizing some people's pores.  The duochrome/shade shift veers from pink, to peach, to aqua to lilac.  Pretty, but perhaps the wrong shade for me (too cool; too pink?).  And I did question why I wanted a duochrome face.

Overall, lovely quality and pretty products.  I'm not in love.

Christian Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour in Tutulle and Impera Review

I wish I didn't love these...but I do...

This formula is my least favorite of the three (others being matte and sheer) but they lipsticks are still lovely.

Tutulle is a light, a touch sheer, pinky nude.  Fairy lips.

Impera is a rich warm and medium toned rose pink.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette Review and Swatches

Perfect rendition of a classic.  I might even like this one more than Minx.  Less dramatic but so every day wearable.  Gorgeous, barely cool over all.  This palette should work beautifully for most people.

Jeffree Star Gemini and Scorpio Velour Liquid Lipstick Review and Swatches

The brand is upping their game.  The formula on these is better (reminds me of KVD) and more consistent than past shades I have.  Not that it wasn't good before, as it was.  But it's better.

Gemini is less a terra cotta on me and more a warm rose with a hint of brown and a hint of terra cotta.  Scorpio is a stunning grey lavender.  Both veer darker on than I expected.

GRWM Foundation Dos and Don't for Aging Skin

What works for me...especially as my skin ages...

GRWM Everyday Berrry Eyeshadow Look Using Saucebox Forbidden Fruits Palette

Fun way to use bold shades in an everyday look!