Summer is here, baby! Well, it was actually like 55 degrees here yesterday but you’d never know that from looking at my face! 😉
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Summer Collection was recently released and I couldn’t resist the urge to pick up a couple of these beauties! I ordered the Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink as well as my first Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick, Unicorn, which is also a new shade released with the Summer Collection.
Waterproof Creme Color
Anastasia Beverly Hills has successfully knocked it right out of the park with their new Waterproof Creme Colors! I’ve been using this product in Jet for a while now and really love it as an eyeliner. I was a little worried that these bright colors might not be as well pigmented or as long lasting as Jet but I was, luckily, very wrong.
The pigmentation of Coral Reef and Barbie Pink is totally insane! They are SO bright! I feel like I could spot these on someone across the room because they practically glow!
These set quickly and once they do, they’re good to go for a long, long time! I wore both of these shades all day and they still looked perfect at the end of the night. Coral Reef even managed to stick to my waterline all day and that’s no easy feat!
I could probably ramble on and on all day long about how much I love these but there’s no point. The bottom line is I love them. The pigmentation is insane, the staying power is extremely impressive and the brightness of them just makes me giddy! If you’re looking for some fun color for the summer, you definitely should check out the Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Colors!
Coral Reef and Barbie Pink are blindingly bright and I love them for it!
In my previous post, I went into some details on the Sigma 3DHD Precision brush, the Sigma E55 & the Sigma E06 and now I’m back to share some swatches and thoughts of the Sigma Beauty makeup products that I received!
The Lip Vex ($10) that I received is in the shade All Heart which is a sheer chocolaty brown with a sort of mauvey undertone. On the lips it appeared as a sheer wash of natural color and boy did it SHINE! The finish was really glossy and beautiful. It had a slightly tacky yet not sticky consistency, was surprisingly moisturizing and smelled/tasted like vanilla cake. I don’t wear a lot of lip gloss just by itself so I’m no lip gloss connoisseur but I felt like the formula was pretty nice. Even after about 4 hours, although the gloss had indeed faded (I was also drinking & not with a straw) it was still definitely lingering on my lips. Even though I’m not a huge fan of only wearing gloss on my lips, I do love to add a little gloss on top of matte lipsticks to give them some shine or alter the color a little and I think this shade will be really nice for giving some of my lipsticks a slightly more natural hue.
This beautiful peachy shade is called Heavenly ($12) and is my first Sigma blush that I’ve tried. When I swatched it I was immediately surprised by how soft and pigmented it was! While great pigmentation is normally a good thing, it makes me slightly nervous when it comes to blush because I’m always afraid of ending up with overly pigmented, patchy blush all over my pale cheeks but that didn’t happen here. This blush actually blended into the skin really easily and wasn’t at all patchy. I also feel like the color of this shade is just perfect and I’m sure it’ll be getting a lot of love from me. This blush, like most blushes, did fade a little throughout the day but was still noticeably there at the end of the day. Seriously a lovely product and a gorgeous shade.
Hey guys! I don’t think I share enough pictures of my daily makeup (FOTD = face of the day, btw!) on here so I’m going to try to change that. I might as well start by sharing a few pics from the last couple of days.
And now for a slightly less wearable look! 😉 Okay, a lot less wearable but I had fun doing it anyway. I used MAC Fluidline in Black Track with Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Glam Rock on top to create my glitter eyeliner. On my lips, I’m wearing NYX Chambord. Another NYX product that I’ve been using quite a bit lately is this awesome blue mascara you see on my lower lashes here! It’s surprisingly pigmented without any hassle. My brows were done using the Make Up For Ever Flash Palette. And last but not least, I’m wearing one of my favorite pairs of lashes here, Ardell 206’s, which I tragically broke later that night!
Packaging: The Inglot Gel Eyeliner comes in a clear plastic tub with a black lid. The clear container makes it easy to see what color your product is. Nothing too special here but it does what it needs to do. 7/10
Longevity: Impressive! This waterproof eyeliner lasts and lasts, even in my waterline which I was starting to believe was impossible. 10/10
Application: Very smooth. The product seems thinner than other gel eyeliners and is a pleasure to apply. It does not skip or drag. 10/10
Texture: Very soft, smooth and easy to work with. 9/10
The Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel comes in a plastic container with a black screw-on lid. The product weight is about 5 grams and costs $12. For reference, MAC’s Fluidline will run you $16 for about 3 grams and Maybelline’s Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner is approximately $9 for 3 grams. When you take into account the amount of product you’re receiving, I think it’s a pretty great value.
The Benefit’s They’re Real! Push-Up Liner ($24) has been causing quite a stir lately, popping up all over the internet and often being advertised in Sephora and Ulta with large, attention grabbing displays. Sephora was actually giving away samples of this eyeliner for a while and that’s how I got my sample and came to do this review.
Packaging: Convenient to have gel liner in a pen form eliminating the need for liner + brush. Fits comfortably in the hand. 8/10
Longevity: Wore well for several hours before I noticed it beginning to crack. 7/10
Application: Drags and skips on skin pretty badly. Difficult to create a crisp line. The tip is too thick to be able to easily line the inner corners of my eyes. 5/10
Texture: A bit clumpy and slightly grippy, making it difficult to glide along the eyelid. 6/10
The idea behind this product is great but the execution left something to be desired. The Benefit’s They’re Real Push-Up Liner is unique in the fact that it’s a gel liner in pen form. This alone could make this a useful product to have on hand if you and your makeup do a lot of traveling or if you just hate the struggle of cleaning eyeliner out of your brushes. I personally don’t see this product replacing my gel liner and brushes though.