Monthly Archives: November 2014

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick Review

I’ve been on the hunt for a nice black lipstick for a while now. I really like black with certain looks but it is, without question, a really high maintenance color. It can look like a real mess if the formula is bad, leaving you with a dirty looking, patchy-black mouth and I don’t think that’s anyone’s beauty goal. Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50 is a great option for a black lipstick though! It’s comfortable, creamy, well pigmented and lasts pretty well.

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50

OVERALL REVIEW: 8

Packaging: Silver and black standard lipstick tube. 8/10

Longevity: This shade wears quite well for about 4-6 hours before touch ups. mostly only fading in the center of my lips. 8/10

Application: I prefer pointed lipstick shapes, similar to MAC’s. This lipstick bullet is rounded on the end and I found that to be a bit of a hassle to work with. 7/10

Texture: Very creamy, comfortable and smooth. 9/10

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50

Like I said, I’ve been on the hunt for a nice black lipstick for a while now. Prior to this, the only one I had was NYX’s Chambord and that just wasn’t cutting it for me. It’s a very affordable option but I found that it didn’t wear very well, even with a primer, leaving you with a patchy black mouth and you shouldn’t even think of trying to eat while wearing Chambord. I also considered Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Lipstick in Slayer but some of the darker shades of the Studded Kiss formula have been a little disappointing soo I finally arrived at Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50 and I’m quite happy with my decision!

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50

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Lime Crime Velvetine Review in Salem

Nom…chocolate… :mrgreen:
Lime Crime Velvetine in Salem

Today I want to share a review of Lime Crime’s Velvetine in Salem, aka my latest obsession!

OVERALL REVIEW: 8.50

Packaging: Attractive plastic tube with doe foot applicator. 9/10

Longevity: Long lasting and practically transfer-proof. Will probably need a touch up after meals. 8/10

Application: Easy to apply with the included doe foot applicator. 9/10

Texture: Liquid lipstick that dries very matte. 8/10

Lime Crime Velvetine in Salem

I waited a long time to buy Lime Crime’s Velvetine in Salem and I totally regret not getting it sooner! I mean, the color is just flat out freaking fabulous but the formula is also really impressive!

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Makeup Deals

It’s that time of the year again and sweet deals are waiting just around the corner! I’ve got the scoop on some awesome Black Friday and Cyber Monday Makeup deals so I’m here to share them with you. 🙂 I’ll update this post as I see more deals come to light!

Sigma Beauty

First on the list is Sigma Beauty who is offering some pretty nice promotions! On Black Friday (Nov 27 – 12am PST to Nov 28 11:59pm PST) for 48 hours Sigma is offering free domestic AND international shipping with no order minimum! This is a great opportunity to for international customers to get their hands on some Sigma products while avoiding international shipping charges and it’s also great for small domestic orders! If you just need one brush, you can just get one brush without being penalized with shipping! Pay only for what you want, no shipping, no minimum order! Use code BF2014 to take advantage of this!

On Cyber Monday Sigma Beauty is offering another awesome promotion that even I’m having a really hard time trying to resist, despite having about a million brushes! 😛 They’re offering 20% off sitewide for 24 hours valid on December 1st from 12am-11:59pm PST! Sigma doesn’t do 20% off often so if you’ve been waiting to place an order or are looking for gifts for the holidays, now is your chance! Use code CM2014.

My personal recommendations for Sigma Beauty are their powder blushes which are so soft, easy to blend and overall just dreamy and of course, their brushes! One set that I personally love is the Mrs. Bunny Travel Kit which I received as a gift last Christmas.

Sigma Beauty Mrs. Bunny Travel Kit

This kit contains 7 of their best selling brushes which have a use in every makeup routine! These brushes also come in a handy little travel carrier to protect your babies during transit and the carrier also can double as two brush holders! I’ve been using these beauties for a year now and they’ve treated me great. This kit also contains one of my all time favorite brushes, the Sigma E40, which is a must-have blending brush.

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Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipstick Swatches and Review

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipsticks in Purty Persimmon, Pinkerbelle and Vamp It Up

OVERALL: 7.75

Packaging: Pretty standard black tube with clear cap. The fault with this packaging is that the lipstick does not fully retract into the tube. 6/10

Longevity: Quite long lasting, fades evenly and leaves a stain on your lips. 8/10

Application: Applied easily and opaquely. Maybe just a smidge of skipping due to the semi-matte finish but really nothing that I found to be problematic. 8/10

Texture: Semi-matte. Slightly creamy. Comfortable. 9/10

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipsticks in Purty Persimmon, Pinkerbelle and Vamp It Up

Hey there! Today I wanted to bring something to the table that’s ultra affordable, easily accessible  and all around a really nice product, especially at this price point. I recently picked up three shades of Wet n Wild’s MegaLast Lipstick for $2 a pop and I have to say that I’m really surprised with how nice these lipsticks are! The shades that I purchased are Purty Persimmon, Vamp It Up and Pinkerbelle.

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Lit Cosmetics Glitter

Hey there! So if you didn’t see my previous post on the package that I received from Lit Cosmetics recently and the quick look that I did with it, you can take a look at it here.

I received seven gorgeous shades of this lovely glitter! Lit Cosmetics offers 4 sizes of glitter from very, very fine to larger pieces of glitter. All of the shades I received were size 2, except for Abba which is size 3. You can clearly see the difference in the size of the glitter particles in Abba compared to the others.

My arm looks a little dark in this picture but I felt like this photo best shows the true colors of the glitters.

Lit Cosmetics Glitter Swatches
Lit Cosmetics Glitter Swatches – L-R: Mexican Lucky, Pura Vida, Afternoon Delight, Abba, True Romance, Sweet Pea and Hello Sunshine

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LORAC Mega PRO Palette Tutorial

Hey guys and gals! I’ve been dancing around the idea of making YouTube videos for a while now and I figured it was time to just bite the bullet and make it happen so today I made my very first video!

My first video is a LORAC Mega PRO Palette tutorial for this reddish smokey eye look.

LORAC Mega PRO Palette Look

LORAC Mega PRO Palette Tutorial

I’m a little nervous about it finally being live but super excited at the same time! In fact, I had so much fun doing it that I already can’t wait to make more videos.

So without further adieu, here is my very first YouTube video!

If you enjoy it, please subscribe, like, comment and all that fun jazz and please feel free to tell me what kind of videos you’d like to see from me in the future!

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Lit Cosmetics Glitter Friday Prize!

Today I received my prize from @litcosmetics Glitter Friday Instagram contest and I was seriously blown away when I opened it up and saw all the glittery goodness awaiting me!

Lit Cosmetics Glitter Friday Prize

I’ve been dying to do some glittery looks for a while now but with only one container of not eye-safe glitter, it’s a struggle. 😛 Lit Cosmetics was kind enough to send me 7 shades of glitter, 5 of which are unreleased until 2015, a whole bunch of adhesive, two brushes, a sticker, a little glitter removing device and a sweet hand written note. I AM SO HAPPY!

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