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.

YSL The Street and I Couture Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

These shades are really stunning!

The grey is especially pretty, a smoky matte color that is much more flattering on me than black.  The lightest pink is a champagne sort of glittery pink which actually does adhere to my skin.  One pink is a true cool watermelon and the other has a hint of salmon (the latter works much better on me).  The orange is a true orange, but not neon bright!  I like it brightening my lower lash line.

This is the better version of the couture formula and I don't need a primer with it.  YSL has improved their shadows over the past 2 years and I'm really happy with this one.

Bright?  Yes, but the colors really work on, and can be toned down.  This palette is limited edition so get it while it's still in stock.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Valentine Kissing and Pillow Talk Matte Lipstick Review and Swatches

Oh these work for me!

Kissing to the right below and Pillow Talk to the Left.  They look similar and do look similar on but in some ways are so very different.

Valentine is a cooler lighter pink that somehow doesn't wash me out.  It has a slight sheen, is mostly but not fully opaque and is stunning.

Pillow Talk still wins my heart.  There are those lighter (but not too light) shades that look like baby lips.  This one does it.  That soft blotted and natural perfection, in a warmer toned pink nude.  Matte, obviously.  I adore this one.

But both might be back up worthy as they're limited editions (shame).

Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet in 505, 506 and 600 Review and Swatches

These are so lovely.  They look more like a regular lipstick than a liquid one but wear super long.  The colors are vibrant and don't look dry.

505 a vivd strawberry rose, with slightly cool undertones.
506 a rose pink that is a touch warmer and less bright than 505.
600 a purplish berry than looks a lot less purple on me than swatched.

Lancome La Rose Blush Highlighter Review and Swatches

This highlighter (not blush) is so pretty.  But it's tiny!!!!

Super cool with a pink tint.

Guerlain 2017 Happy Glow (30 Year Anniversary) Meteorites Review and Swatches

These are soft, but cool toned.  Also light and with micro-glitter.  Not for everyone!!!

Mariah Carey MAC Sweet Desire Blush Review

A soft and workable peach...warm...

MAC Mariah Carey It's Everything Eyeshadow Palette

I love this cooler toned palette.  Playing up my eyes (and using a lip liner) helps me make these lighter lip shades work.

MAC Mariah Carey My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review

Warm toned and slightly metallic, it still works on me (and I like it!).