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e.l.f.cosmetics haul

e.l.f. cosmetics haul

November 17, 2015

 

e.l.f.cosmetics haul

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{ L-R:  Moisturizing Lipstick » shade RED CARPET | Lip Stain » shade BERRY BLUSH | Jumbo Lipgloss Stick » shade SUMMER NIGHTS | Lip Balm Tint » shade NUDE }

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{ L-R:  Lip Balm, Jumbo Gloss Stick, Lip Stain, Lipstick }

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{ Top-Bottom:  Expert Liquid Liner » shade CHARCOAL | Waterproof Eyeliner Pens » in the shades BLACK + COFFEE }

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{ L-R:  CHARCOAL, BLACK, COFFEE }

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{ Blush in the shade » CANDID CORAL }

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Up until recently, I’ve only tried e.l.f. makeup brushes (which I love BTW!). When I was shopping at target, I decided to get my hands on some of their beauty products and give ’em a shot!

The reason why I picked up three eyeliners is because I want to test a variety to do a winged-liner. I’m actually not that great when it comes to doing the whole winged-liner look (with liquid liner or pens, specifically). I wanted to find a good formula, a long-lasting formula and an easy to use product. I want to master the winged-liner! And after swatching these liners, I’m excited to try them.

As you can probably tell from the pictures above, the Lip Stain bleeds a little. So if you have particularly dry lips, or lines around your mouth, then this product may not be for you. I’m not sure it’s for me either. It fees like a wet marker going on my lips. I’ll give it a fair shot though to see how I truly feel about the lip stain. I think I’ll really love the others I purchased. I like the shades + the formulas seem to be very hydrating too. The Red Carpet Moisturizing  lipstick is more sheer, rather than fully opaque, but it is buildable and you can achieve an opaque look. I love this shade red. A pretty option for the Holidays. The Lip Balm Tint is the perfect balm. Hydrating and with just a hint of color. I built it up for the photos, but the NUDE shade is really sheer. The perfect lip product if you want something hydrating and natural for everyday. I will keep this in my gym bag or on my bedside table.

The blush is so pretty. Again, a good option for everyday, and it will go with almost any makeup look. The photos don’t do this shade justice (I tried my best). It is the perfect peachy-coral with a beautiful sheen finish. Really a soft and pigmented formula.

Have you tried any of the e.l.f. cosmetics products? Let me know what you like!

prices: bronzer brush $2  | total face brush $2 | expert liquid liner $2 | lip balm $2 | lipstick $3 |  lip stain $2 | jumbo gloss stick $2 | blush $3 | eyeliner pens $2 each 

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5 Nude-Pink lipstick swatch

Top 5: Nude-Pink Lipsticks | Sephora, Lancôme, ColourPop, Buxom, Wet n Wild

September 10, 2015

Top 5 Nude-pink lipsticks 5 Nude-Pink lipstick swatch

Sephora Rouge CreamDecollete | Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipstick – Bare It All | Lancôme Shine LoverTwisted Beige | ColourPopCookie | Buxom Full-On Lipstick – Sydney 

These are my current Top 5 nude-pink lipsticks.

Decollete, is definitely more of a warm rose-nude shade. In my opinion, it goes well with almost any look and compliments many skin tones. The Sephora Rouge Cream Lipsticks are highly pigmented, affordable, and the formula is hydrating + creamy. And this shade makes my teeth look a lot whiter (bonus)!

Bare It All, is my perfect go-to warm nude shade. And at just under $2USD, you can bare to grab a bunch next time you’re at your local drugstore! I actually own 3. I find that the MegaLast lipstick formula is longwearing on me + not very drying to my lips. I like to apply a balm on my lips first under most of my lipsticks anyway, just for an extra boost of hydration. MegaLast claims to be a long-lasting 4-hour formula. For me, I find that I have to touch up after about 2–2.5 hours.

Twisted Beige, is a beautiful + subtle cool-toned pink-nude shade. Lancôme Shine Lover is a hydrating glossy lipstick. It’s the perfect marriage between a lipstick and a gloss, with out being too glossy (does that make sense?). It’s such a pretty color. I really love this formula. it’s very comfortable to wear and great for everyday.

Cookie. Oh, Cookie-Cookie…I love my Lippie Stix‘s from at ColourPop! I own MANY! And Cookie is definitely another go-to warm-toned nude for me. When in doubt, I choose Cookie. This shade is a matte formula. So if you’re not into the matte lipsticks, don’t go for this one. The Lippie Stix formula is not long lasting but the colors are so pigmented and pretty, that I can overlook this minor detail. And because they are so affordable I can’t really complain. And ColourPop just launched their new Fall 2015 collection, so go check it out!

And my final fave is Sydney. I own 3 Buxom Full-On lipsticks. Sydney is a cool-toned pinkish-nude shade. This lip-tingling lipstick is matte, yet hydrating. The tingling sensation it gives my lips is NOT overpowering. I actually avoid buying products that claim to be lip-plumping + tingley because my lips actually feel like they’re burning! But not with the Full-On lipsticks. The sensation is very mild. I also like how the product is shaped. It’s like I’m applying a lip liner. I can be more precise. And for those with smaller lips, this will great. It also comes with a built-in sharpener to keep that perfect point!

Xx,

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Sephora Beauty Haul

Sephora Beauty Haul

February 20, 2015

 

Sephora Beauty Haul

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Cleansing wipes | moisturizing face oil | beauty elixir | la creme lip cream {Lollipop} | la creme lip cream {Nude Beach} | perfect lips lip liner {Perfect Nude} | ambient lighting powder {Dim Light} | foundation {N153} | Lash extension kit 


Yesterday I went to Sephora specifically for a foundation I’ve been wanting to try. Of course, that’s not the only thing I ended up buying – all willpower is gone the minute I step into Sephora (and ULTA and Nordstrom)! I tried.

Sephora Beauty Haul

The Make Up Forever foundation was what originally brought me to the store. Because I’ve been needing a medium coverage foundation, I decided to give it a shot. I’ve heard lots of good things about this brand and this foundation- I’ll let you know how it goes.

Another product I’ve been longing to try is the Hourglass Lighting Powder. It’s used for highlighting the cheekbone and other areas of the face you want to bring out. When I swatched the ‘Dim Light’ in the store, I loved the subtle lit-from-within appearance it gave me. Perfect for my olive complexion. And FYI It has not glitter or shimmer.

When I tested the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil on my hand yesterday, I really enjoyed how nicely it absorbed into my skin, and best of all, how smooth and dewy my hand looked as well! That’s why I purchased it. I used it once last night and this morning already + it’s incredible so far.

Too Faced Lipstick Swatch

I just couldn’t pass up on these creamy lip colors by Too Faced. The color swatch above does not do these justice! The colors are so pigmented + beautiful. The formula is so creamy + hydrating. I’m going to enjoy playing with these!

Too Faced lip liner swatch

This is the Perfect Lips lip liner also by Too Faced. I’ve needed a nude-rose shade liner for a long time to pair with my nude + pink lipsticks.

 

Thanks for reading + have a great weekend!

 

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beauty products

My Recent Beauty Buys…

January 23, 2015

 

New Beauty Products

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Tartelette eye shadow palette | Mally eyeliner { color: Gunmetal + Enchanted Violet } | Shiseido eyebrow pencil { natural black } | NARS matte lip pencil { Paimpol }| essie nail polish { east hampton cottage }| Borghese eye treatment

I bought these products just this week. I’ve tried a few products so far (the eye cream, matte lip pencil + nail polish), I’m excited to try the rest! I’ll let you know how it goes with a follow-up post…

Tartelette Amazonian clay matte paletteTartletteThe Amazonian clay matte palette was created for all the devoted ‘Tartelettes’ out there. Inspired by the many types of women who proudly wear Tarte products: the ‘fashionistas,’ the ‘super moms’ and ‘free spirits,’ just to name a few of the beautiful matte shades in this palette.

All 12 new matte shades are infused with Amazonian clay. Which means, this formula is actually hydrating + good for your skin. This palette was also designed so that you can use each row, from left to right, as an eye look — From your base color, lid, crease and liner. Or have fun with it and mix it up! I love a little sparkle like many girls do, but how pretty are these universal matte colors?! Every girl needs good (and good-for-you) matte shadows!

Mally Evercolor waterproof liner

I already own two of these liners + love them! When I saw they were offered at an Event Price on QVC – I had to get more!

mally eyeliner

{ Top → Bottom:  ‘Gunmetal’ + ‘Enchanted Violet.’ }

Shiseido eyebrow pencil

I’m always willing to try a new brow pencil. What I need is to lightly fill in my brow, naturally. It’s SO IMPORTANT to fill them in ladies! No matter if yours are thin or thick – ya just gotta complete your face! This one seems like it could be good one for me…?

NARS matte lip pencil

I’m a fan of NARS lip products. I’ve never tried their lip pencils though, but when I saw this pretty color { paimpol } I thought I’d give it a shot! This lilac-pink shade will transition great into spring and summer too.

Essie nail polish

I love white nail polish. And after all the fun reds and festive colors I was using over the holidays, I was ready to tone it down a bit this week. This one happens to a pinky-white shade with a subtle shimmer. ♥

new beauty products

Borghese skin care products are available exclusively at Target, as part of their luxury line. Thought I’d give this a try. It’s affordable + this line has great reviews online.

Borghese eye treatment

{ Eye treatment }

Have you tried anything new that you would like to share? Let me know, would love to hear them!

Happy Friday!

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