Friday, September 27, 2013

Lipstick swatches galore!

Left Row - Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Tiramisu.

Middle row going down - CoverGirl Lip Perfection in Penelope Pink, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Darling, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten, L'oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Miss Magenta, Sonia Kashuk Sunkissed, Estee Lauder Spiced Coral, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic, L'oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Spiced Cider.

Right Row - Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey, Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Pink, Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Baby.

Wearing Estee Lauder Spiced Coral

Wearing Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lipcolor in Sunkissed

Wearing Revlon ColorStay LipLiner in Red with Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm stain in Romantic over top

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

L'oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Spiced Cider

This is one of my favorite lipstick brands/formulations. Very creamy and moisturizing. Definetly my favorite drugstore formulation. Spiced Cider is a deep brownish red. Very pigmented, kind to dry flaky lips. I have nothing bad to say about it.

Above swatched L to R : L'oreal Spiced Cider, Bite Beauty in Pepper

 Above in direct sunlight.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Current Favorite Under Eye Primer - Estee Lauder Resiliance Lift Firming Sculpting Eye Cream

I have developed a love for this eye cream, not for the reasons one might think(like line reversal) but because it is an amazing under eye makeup base. I have not been using it long term so I can't speak to lines in that regard, but I have not seen any significant difference yet. It does however cover up my dry, sometimes flaky under eye area by creating a new smooth layer for my foundation to sit much better on top of. It's not oily at all so it does not cause my makeup to breakup or look shiny throughout the day, it stays put beautifully! (For reference I have been wearing this with my favorite CoverGirl outlast foundation). It does have a slight pale pink shimmer to it which does not irritate my skin, surprisingly since most shimmer/glow containing products do make my skin feel itchy or uncomfortable. A bit pricy, but if you can it with a free gift with purchase it is worth it if you have undereyes that need a great primer!

(nails Sally Hansen Xtream Wear - Wild Life)

Maybelline Color Tattoo - Inked in Pink

Maybelline color tattoo in Inked in Pink is one of my favorite color tattoos, it is a very wearable metallic pink that is soft enough to not look garish. It has a nice satiny finish, wears very well with no creasing on me for about 8 hours, and is a great base.

Above in direct sunlight.

Below on me with Milani Rich Java Baked Shadow in crease.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tarte Skinny Smoldereyes Intense - Gold, Bronze, Plum

This is the Tarte Skinny Smoldereyes Intense Trio from Currently these shades are only available on qvc. This is also suppose to be a more intensified version with more pigment than the original skinny smoldereyes. These swatched extremely easily, high pigmentation and opacity, the swatches photographed below are only one swipe. I think they are absolutely beautiful and a wonderful way to celebrate the coming fall! I know I will be wearing them to the pumpkin patch this year!

  L to R: Gold, Plum, Bronze (Gold is more of an antique gold metallic, plum has a lot of burgundy in it and a little bit of glitter, Bronze is a metallic warm milk chocolate brown with a small amount of glitter.)

Gold, Plum, Bronze

Below wearing Plum, it has a beautiful copper glitter and a small amount of gold and purple glitter. It's very fine glitter that lends beautifuly to the fall feel of these liners.

 They wore very well, no smudging at all.

Wearing CoverGirl Outlast Foundation in Shade 825 Buff Beige.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Tiramisu

Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Tiramisu on Lips - It is a beautiful natural pink with subtle very fine gold shimmer. Not too much to look too obvious just enough to give a little golden glow. Formula is my favorite for lipsticks, very moisturizing, I do prefer it over the Dior Addict line myself.

Hand Swatches From L to R: Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipsticks in 'Tiramisu' Crystal Pink' 'Crystal Baby'. Estee Lauder Signature 'Spiced Coral'

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Victoria's Secret Pink Nail Paint - Pink About It

The formulation of this nail polish was not good. It was streaky, it seemed to almost not want to stick to the nail and in turn would not create an even layer no matter how much brushing out. I used 3 thick coats in these photos to get it to look less streaky but it still has a final appearance of a gloopy nail polish, despite it being a thin consistency. It takes longer than it should to dry as well.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Topshop Nails - Green Room VS Butter London Slapper

I ordered this from nordstrom for $10. Glad to see availability in America and with free shipping! The formula is somewhat on the sheer side, however it's beauty makes it worth the extra coat(s) needed. I was worried this would be the same color as Butter London Slapper that I already owned, however it is definitely more green and brighter! I do prefer the Butter London Formula, but in person the colors are not as similar as I feared.