Friday, July 10, 2020

Lipstick Review: Winky Lux Shortcake Double Matte Whip Liquid Lipstick

Winky Lux Double Matte Whip Lipstick in Shortcake






Availability: This is available at nordstrom.com - I'm unsure whether it's in their physical store locations. I purchased mine at Cinema Secrets.  You can also purchase it at winkylux.com. This retails at $15 for 4g
Would I buy this? Yes.
Notes: This is described as a deep rose red. I'd say it's a terracotta rose. This goes on fully opaque and dries to a matte finish. It has a paint-like scent. It wore for about 6 hours without much fading and didn't bleed.  It didn't really come off when I ate but it did transfer onto my food which... I'm not a fan of, I would probably remove my lipstick when attempting to eat. I don't find that this has any particularly discernible scent or flavor to it.

Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.

Disclaimer: I bought this myself.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Lipstick Review: Colourpop Doozy Ultra Blotted Lip

Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip in Doozy






Availability: This is exclusive to colourpop.com and retails at $7 for 3g (0.10 oz).
Would I buy this? Yes.
Notes: This is described as a warm rose. I'd have to agree with their assessment. Now, these ultra blotted lips go on sheer and can be built up to create a fuller opacity - I'd recommend working in thin layers so that it doesn't gunk up on your lips. In addition, I'd say this dries to a somewhat matte finish but isn't drying on the lips. I really love this particular shade, it's neutral enough where it works with any look but it's rosy enough to add color to your face. It has a paint-like scent. It wore for about 6 hours without much fading and didn't bleed.  It didn't really come off when I ate but it did transfer onto my food which... I'm not a fan of, I would probably remove my lipstick when attempting to eat. I don't find that this has any particularly discernible scent or flavor to it.

Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.

Disclaimer: I bought this myself.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Inglot 114 and 22 AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow Look

Hey folks,  today I bring you a bright, fun, colorful look - I apologize for the dark lighting here - it was storming outside.


Enough blabbering, tutorial time!
I  applied the blush from the Lune+Aster Desert Moon Palette as a base for Hourglass Nude Glow Blush with my Sephora Collection Pro Mini Airbrush 55.5. I also applied illuminator from the Lune+Aster Desert Moon Palette as a base for Hourglass Metallic Strobe Powder in Champagne Strobe Light using my Sephora Collection #74 PRO Small Blush and Contour brush.


As a base for my eyeshadow I applied Sephora Collection Let It Snow Colorful Shadow & Liner  with and blended it out with my Crown Pro C510 brush.

For the crease I applied bh Cosmetics Kandi along with bh Cosmetics Wicked with the Sonia Kashuk Blending Crease and Crown Pro C511 Brush, respectively.

For the lid  I applied 22 on the inner and outer corners of the lid and 114 on the center both wet using Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea and  my  Crown Pro C510 brush

To highlight the brow-bone and the inner corner of the eye I applied bh Cosmetics Trixie and Buxom Eyeshadow Bar Single in Room Service over Sephora Collection Let It Snow Colorful Shadow & Liner  using my no-name gigantic paddle brush from Crown and Crown Pro C528 brush, respectively
For eyeliner, I went with the Wet N Wild proline Felt Tip Eyeliner in Black. For the waterline I applied Colourpop BFF Creme Gel Liner in Honeydude.


For the lower lashline, I applied 22 and 114 in the same order I did on my eyelid using my Bubbi Detail brush.
The look sans lashes. 


For lashes I used red cherry eyelashes in Simone along with the Duo Quick Set Striplash Adhesive.

Hope that you liked this! :D It was super fun for me to put together! Feel free to request particular songs, animals/nature scenes (I don't do insects of any kind though, sorry, little insect feet and wings creep the bejesus outta me), Pokemon, or Pokemon towns. :P

Please let me know if you have any comments in questions. 

Disclaimer: The Sephora 55.5 brush and Lune+Aster palette were provided for consideration/review purposes. The bh Cosmetics palette was a gift from my wife .I paid for everything else you see here myself. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Inglot 114 and 22 AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow Review

 Today I bring to you the Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow in 114 and 22.
AvailabilityThese are available at inglotusa.com and macys.com along with their physical store locations. You can also find these at Nigel's Beauty Emporium. They retail at $20-21 for 2g (0.07 oz) of product.
Would I buy these again? Yes!
NotesAlright so I've been wanting both of these pigments for several years now, 22, in particular I've lusted after since IMATS 2012 but it was always sold out so what joy that I finally have it. Both of these are extremely buttery and easy to work with and blend. That said, they are a bit chunky so take care when applying to really tap them into the skin and then proceed to blend. I would also suggest using them wet for maximum color payoff and minimum flaking/fall-out. I think it would be really pretty to get a fleshy toned one and use it as a cheek highlight.




I used lune+aster Dawn to Dusk Gel Eyeliner in Black  for the black base and Sephora Collection Let It Snow Colorful Shadow & Liner for the white, the far right is this swatched wet
114 is a BEAUTIFUL Caribbean blue with a slightly golden teal microglitter pearl 






22 is a dusty purple with gold microglitter. It's so pretty!!!

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

DisclaimerI purchased these myself. 

Monday, July 6, 2020

NYX Professional Makeup Mint Cream and Baby Powder Faux White Inner Eye Brightener Review

So today's eyeliner review is going to be on NYX Professional Makeup Faux White Inner Eye Brightener in Mint Cream and Baby Powder
Availability: These can be found at nyxcosmetics.com and ulta.com where they retail at $8 for 1.3g (0..04). They might be available at other drugstores that carry the NYX brand but, for the most part, I no longer see these as part of the NYX display so I don't want to make any promises.
Would I buy this again? Yes. 
NotesIn terms of texture these are very smooth and creamy; they glide on easily without pulling or tugging on the eye at all. In terms of wear - I had both on for just about 9-10 hours -  both works pretty decent as a base, I had very slight creasing but no fading of my eyeshadow, on the upper lash-line both stayed put as well. As for the waterline, both stayed put but faded slightly. I know they're intended for the inner rim of the eye but I wanted to test how they'd work outside of that parameter as well. Overall I'm very impressed, I really like having alternatives to a straight up white or nude on the inner rim of the eye but I like having colors that create a more open eye effect so these are perfect. I will say that I'm fairly uncertain that having multiple colors is necessary unless you're buying shades that are vastly different from one another (i.e.: blue and pink) because overall, they provide a similar-looking effect. Then again, at $8 a pop, I can't fault you for buying multiples either.
In this look I applied this as a base for my eyeshadow, on the upper lashline, and in my waterline/inner rim of the eye
Mint Cream is described as a seafoam.  I would say that it's a very pastel, nearly full-on white, minty shade. Frankly I would guess it's more white than it is mint unless I compared it side by side to a true white.
In this look I applied this as a base for my eyeshadow, on the upper lashline, and in my waterline/inner rim of the eye
Baby Powder is described as a pale blue. I would say it's a pastel cornflower shade.

Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.

Disclaimer: I purchased these myself.