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Sneak Peek!

Hi guys! I’ve been over here working hard on highlighter shades and throwing out batch, after batch, after batch until I end up with the product that I was envisioning all along! 😛

I just wanted to make a quick little post to give you guys a little sneak peek of my red/pink highlighter shade! This video was taken in indirect sunlight because what my iPhone camera was recording in direct sunlight was vastly different than what my eyes were actually seeing but I’ll be breaking out the real camera soon to show you guys better swatches & more shades!

This is the same product, over bare skin, swatched heavily with my finger on top vs. applied lighter with a brush on the bottom.

I have about 1 billion highlighter colors in my head and I feel like none of them are optional! 😛 I want to make lots of funky colors, a few more “normal” shades and also a couple of matte shades.

Well, I hope you liked the sneak peek! Let me know your thoughts and feel free to ask any questions! <3

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Gressa Skin Review

Hey guys! A couple of weeks ago I was approached and asked if I would be interested in trying some products from Gressa Skin, a company specializing in natural skincare and cosmetics. I had actually never heard of this company before but after a little research, I decided that I’d like to see what Gressa Skin is all about so they sent me this lovely package!

Gressa Skin Review

I had wanted to get this review up sooner for you guys but since the natural products from Gressa Skin are so very different than the cosmetics I’m used to using, it took me a little longer to really get a grasp on these products and come to a conclusion about them but after using each of these products several times now, I can say I’m ready! 😀

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Sigma Beauty Swatches

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!

Lip Vex

Sigma Lip Vex All Heart

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.

Blush

Sigma Blush in Heavenly

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.

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