Sunday, August 20, 2017

ABH Matte Lipstick in Buff, Dead Roses, Dusty Mauve, Rogue, Spice and Stevie

Pretty formula.  Some of the shades have odd undertones or look a little unnatural.  But that's what you get when a brand gets creative.  I like these.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul 2 2017

Haul 2...I ended up returning a lot...

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul One

I kept almost everything from this haul...but went back for more...

YSL Volupte Tint In Balm 1, 4, 6, 7 and 10 Review and Swatches

1 Nude
4 Desire me pink
6 Red
7 Coral
10 Seduce me pink

Super sheer but pretty on.  Moisturizing.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review

I'm skipping swatches since they're all over the internet already.

I was pleasantly surprised by this palette and like it more than I expected.  The colors really are very warm toned but each is perfect for blue eyes.  I have to mix in some lighter and darker shades to get the looks I want.  If I'm not careful, the shades can blend together and be a little muddy as many are close to each other.  But I love the palette anyway, for my coloring.

The shadows can be a little dusty or powdery at times.  Other shades are divine.  A primer helps.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor 700 705 710 715 720 745 755 760

I couldn't resist the "gel" concept and ended up loving these.  The smell is something some might object to (chemically fruit).

700 sand
705 dawn
710 dessert
715 arabica
720 pink cloud
745 rhubarb
755 adobe
760 vineyard

Basically, these are semi sheer but the darker ones do impart a lot of color.  The lighter ones are very subtle.  They have 2 formulas, with one adding a sparkle, if that makes sense, and the other just sheen.  The shine on them is lovely.  I keep adding new ones...

Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza Neo Highlighter Review and Swatches

Not as cool as I expected, this highlighter mixes in a touch of warm to avoid that icy cool which can be harsh.  I'm a huge fan of this palette.  The formula is creamy, finely milled and imparts a soft sheen.  It's very natural on, with none of the metallic shine or glitter.  And the shades have a touch of warmth (which also makes them harder to see on my skin since I have a warm undertone).

The first shade is a soft cool gold.
The next is a pink with a touch of warmth.
The lilac/lavender is they iciest color but it's also very ethereal on.  Truly lovely.

The rainy weather has made my swatches a little duller.  But luckily, the weather is improving.

I adore this palette.  Really does create a luminous glow.