Thursday, April 12, 2018

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Ridiiic





Friday, March 9, 2018

Solid! Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette

This palette is by far one of the best I have from the Too Faced Chocolate Series. I really like the rich buttery formula of the shadows and the excellent balance of mattes and metallics. The palette features artistic gold dripping and mirror that covers the entire other half of the palette. Very elegant and fun. So pretty that I did not want to swatch the colors, just admire them. The pictures in this post were taken in the outside sunlight so you can get the full effect of the colors and the palette, I did not want you to miss a thing, what you see is what you get. $49.00USD


Pros
Long Lasting
Pigmented
Permanent Product
Large Mirror

Cons
Palette holds onto finger prints
Expensive
Rating
Pigmentation: 5
Longevity: 5
Packaging: 5
Price:3
Recommendations
The swatches above are without a primer or eye shadow base. Please use a light eye shadow base or concealer before application for maximum color pay off and longevity.


Friday, January 19, 2018

BAD HABIT ATHENA PALETTE

Of course during this past Christmas my wish list included the HUDA BEAUTY DESERT ROSE palette, because it was oh so pretty. But I came across the HUSH beauty website that was launching the dupe so of course I was the first on the HUSH app to snag this anticipated palette. The colors are beautiful and the pigmentation is impressive for a palette at a quarter of the cost. That's a $53.00 savings. The palette is magnetic with a large mirror. Palette construction and durability is impressive, for a cheaper brand. The palette features 8 matte, 8 pearl, 1 duo chrome and 1 glitter, just like Huda Beauty's Desert Rose palette, and it is cruelty free. This item is currently available only through the HUSH app which you can download from GooglePlay or Apple Store, and the app is pretty easy to navigate through, plus the shipping is also free when you order from the app. The palette is very popular and is getting rave reviews especially from those who purchased HudaBeauty's palette for $65.00, saying it is a excellent and comparable dupe.
BAD HABIT's ATHENA palette is inspired by the Greek goddess of wisdom, this 18 shade collection will inspire with its wide range of shades and innovative formulas. Featuring four unique textures, Athena has 8 soft and bold mattes, 6 buttery pearled shimmers, 3 shade shifting duo chrome toppers, and one eye-catching glitter. $12.00 on HUSH  app.

Pros
Pigmented
Long lasting
Easy to blend
Cruelty Free

Cons 
Only available through HUSH app.

Rating
Pigmentation: 5
Longevity: 5
Packaging: 5
Price: 5
All colors swatched from left to right of the palette. Shown without a eyeshadow primer or base, in sunlight.
INGREDIENTS (EUPHORIA, LOVE, SPARKS, BEAUTY, ADORE, INFATUATION): Mica and Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, C10-18 Triglycerides, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007). 
INGREDIENTS (CRUSH, TEASE): Mica and Titanium Dixoide (CI 77891), Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035). 
INGREDIENTS (JEALOUSY, FLIRT, BLUSHING, COY, HEARTBREAK, PASSION, SEDUCTION, LUST, ROMANCE, ADMIRE): Talc, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dixoide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), FD&C Red
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Friday, December 8, 2017

Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paint: Vanity Raine

 Review
The formula of this liquid lipstick is awesome it is opaque and dries super fast, not patchy or sticky and true to color. Wears all day with minor touch ups with eating and drinking.  This is a beautiful vibrant red that is suitable for all skin tones. My search is over for the perfect matte red in liquid lip form. This has been my go to, and I am glad I bought a back up when I purchased this on sale from Ricky's NYC. The formula is similar to LaSplash mousse liquid lipsticks but not as dry. 
Buyer Beware
If you put on too much it can be drying on the lips and start to peel, so don't go too nuts on the application. Also wait for it to dry completely before touching or pressing your lips together.
Pros
Vegan
Long lasting
Gluten Free
Cruelty Free

Cons 
None

Rating
Pigmentation: 5
Longevity: 5
Packaging: 5
Price: 3


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Swatch Out! Colourpop Super Cheek Shock in Iced (Tie Dye)

 This cream to powder highlight is a beautiful peachy gold with lots of shimmer. I like it because its not glittery or super bold. Suitable for fair to deep skin tones. $8.00
   
Rating
Pigmentation: 5
Longevity: 5
Packaging: 4
Price: 5


Monday, August 7, 2017

Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder Precious Petals

Wet N Wild's Precious Petals is a soft gold highlighting powder, that looks great on all skin tones and is long lasting and easy to blend. Unlike it's sister Crown of My Canopy I experienced no fallout. This powder gives a nice luminous sheen and glow to my skin, its not a super obvious highlight. For those who like a subtle glow you should definitely give this light powder a try.  $4.99USD

Pros
Soft glow
Long lasting
Easy to blend
Cruelty Free

Cons 
Cheap Packaging

Rating
Pigmentation: 5
Longevity: 5
Packaging: 2
Price: 5
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Shown in outside sunlight
Shown in outside sunlight

Friday, August 4, 2017

Karrueche X Colourpop Fem Rosa: SHE (Pressed Powder Shadow Palette)




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This is Karrueche Tran's 3rd collection with Colourpop and 1st eye shadow palette. The palette features 8 metallic shades and 4 matte shades, that are pigmented and soft to the touch. Very impressive. This colors are subtle and feminine and perfect for beginners. If you are looking to create a complete eye look with this palette you may have to improvise. But even though there are no crease or transition colors in this palette the shadows are perfect for the lid, and the first row in the palette seems like they would be great on the brow bone. I am personally not a fan of the metallic shades in this palette even though they are so pigmented and beautiful, matte eye shadows are my go to. With that being said the palette retails on the site for $16.00USD, and you get 12 eye shadows which calculates to $1.33USD a shadow which is an awesome deal. The downside is there is no mirror in the palette, but the packaging is artistic and the palette its self is sturdy. I like that they named the colors in the palette I just wish they would have put the names inside the palette near the shadows. I give this palette a 19 out of 20 rating.
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Rating
Pigmentation: 5
Longevity: 5
Packaging: 4
Price: 5
Shown with camera flash
Pros
Easy to blend
Pigmented

Cons 
No mirror in palette
No transition colors
Shown with camera flash
Ladylike: metallic soft ivory
Babe: satin light peachy pink
Dainty: metallic pinky taupe
Chick: metallic subtle gold
Mademoiselle: metallic rose gold
Gal: metallic red with copper duo chrome
Empress: metallic mid-tone pink plum
Filly: metallic rusty orange
Dear: matte warm rose
Missy: matte deep burgundy
Damsel: matte smokey violet
Duchess: matte dusty coral

Monday, July 31, 2017

Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder Crown of My Canopy


Wet N Wild's Crown of My Canopy is their most popular highlighting powder and has earned its place for a reason, it is beautiful. This rose gold peachy color looks great on all skin tones. Is long lasting and easy to blend. $4.99USD

Pros
Lots of sparkle
Long lasting
Easy to blend
Cruelty Free

Cons 
Lots of fall out
Cheap Packaging

Rating
Pigmentation: 5
Longevity: 5
Packaging: 2
Price: 5
Shown in outside sunlight
Shown in outside sunlight
Shown in outside sunlight
Shown in outside sunlight
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Friday, July 28, 2017

Dose of Colors Kiss of Fire


Dose of Colors Kiss of Fire matte lipstick is fast drying and transfer proof. However the coverage is patchy and uneven and it takes about a minute or two for the pigmentation to set. But once it does, watch out! Despite its short comings I really like this color and the formula, which reminds me of a stain, because it has a light weight consistency and feel on the lips. Dose of colors liquid lipsticks advertise as vegan, cruelty free, gluten free, and paraben free, which is always a plus. I get at least 8 hour wear without eating or drinking. $18.00USD
Pros 
Bright True Matte Red
Lightweight

Cons
Not a lot of product in the tube
Price too high for amount of product given
Patchy application

Dupes
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Succulent $6.00USD 
 Rating
Pigmentation:5
Longevity: 4
Packaging:5
Price: 2

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Juvia's Place The Magic Palette

Review
The Magic by Juvia's Place is a vibrant palette with 6 matte and 10 frost shades. 
There is something for everyone in this palette in terms of color and the pigmentation is outstanding but that is to be expected. I have swatched the colors so you all can see what they look like without primer or a base to be fair. The palette is on the large side and does not feature a mirror, but none of their palettes do and the art work is beautifully placed on the outside and inside of the palette. I love the orange backdrop because it had uniqueness and flavor to the palette and the color names are unique and fun. $35.00USD
 Rating
Pigmentation: 4
 Longevity: 5
Packaging: 5
Price: 5
 Pros
Pigmented
Long lasting
Buttery formula

Recommendations
A white or light eye shadow base so colors can really pop
Pat matte eye shadows on the lid with brush to get the most color pay off
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Final Thoughts
If you are a makeup collector like I am chances are you have these colors already in one of your many palettes. This palette is cute and fun and great for beginners. I highly recommend any of Juvia's place eye shadow palettes as you can achieve many different day or night out looks with their palettes especially this one.  XoXo, Madison
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Ife
Faso
Zuba
Nubia
 Top to Bottom
Yara
Aja
Nana
Zakiya
 Left to Right
Osun
Boronu
Vai
Buzo
Left to Right
Kesi
Kogi
Yemoja
Yejide

Monday, July 24, 2017

Colourpop Gimme More Pressed Powder Highlighter

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 These highlighter colors are shimmery and buildable.  The palette is magnetic and features 6 highlighters. Each pan has 3.6grams of product and the highlighters are smooth and blend-able. $18.00USD
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