I can see why this is sold out at Sephora 🖤
Happy #FriYay with the LAWLESS - Forget the Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss complimentary from Lawless Beauty 💕 I’m fully convinced 2021 is going to be the year of balm like glosses and/or tinted lip balms. I’ve tried a few new ones this year and by far this is my favorite. Lawless claims this plumping lip treatment softens, hydrates, and adds volume without any irritation. It smooths the lips surface and helps fill lines. Before I delve into a review I need to talk about the applicator because that is hands down my favorite part of this. I’ve never seen such a unique curved applicator that hugs the lips like this one. I know that seems silly but it completely makes the product for me. My only issue is with the beautiful applicator it’s a little hard to get it out of the tube but it’s not a big issue. I love the packaging/aesthetic of this as well. I think @lawless did a beautiful job on the packaging. The product is also a winner for me! The gloss has a non sticky balm like feeling. It’s been really nice to wear a little something on the lips (instead of lipstick which is so hard to wear right now) that feels nourishing that I don’t have to worry about it smearing everywhere. It has a slight plumping feel but is very comfortable and not irritating on the lips at all. It gives the lips a smooth glossy look that’s very flattering. I can completely see why it’s sold out on Sephora right now. 🖤 also, we’re going to ignore my nails. Retail isn’t good on the nails and I recently cut them/regretted painting them for this 😂
LAWLESS-Forget the Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss
Is UD’s shadow primer worth it? Wear test!
What are your thoughts on eyeshadow primers? I really only use them when I’m going out to an event. One of my favorites has been the Urban Decay Shadow Primer Potion URBAN DECAY - Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion . My favorite formula is the anti-aging, but here I am using the original formula. For science! Here is my experience with a side by side comparison and a wear test: Application—8:30 AM: Today is a work day so I’m going to be wearing a face mask for 8+ hours today. This won’t affect my shadow per se, but I decide to go with a simple all over shimmer (the Tarte Chrome Paint in “Top Yacht” tarte - Chrome Paint Shadow Pot) and I first apply the primer potion to only MY RIGHT (like—my right, your left) eye. Upon application the shadow clung way better to my right/primed eye! This is a primer that doesn’t dry down all the way so it makes your shadow POP! It doesn’t sting my eyes or make application any easier. *note: I usually don’t wear mascara. Throughout the day: My eyes are pretty sensitive so there is a chance of my itching them (after washing my hands of course!!) and that affects the wear of the shadow. My non-primed/left eye got pretty itchy but to my surprise, the primed eye didn’t itch AT ALL! Wear test complete—5:30 PM: I get home from work to asses the damage. My eyes look pretty similar TBH! I have less fallout/transfer on my primed eye, but they creased about the same. It looks like this primer doesn’t really help with eyelid oil! It did end up helping with fallout though! Final thoughts: I love this primer! It has been one of my faves for so long. They also have a few other formulas (anti-aging, Eden, Sin) to use with different looks. Urban Decay is cruelty free and this product is bomb so I highly recommend it! Rating: 5/5. This has been a favorite but I’m shocked that it protected my itchy eyes!
tarte-Chrome Paint Shadow Pot
Fenty Beauty Cream Blush x Bronzer MUST HAVE
As a tester and lover of all things beauty, it was a must that I try out FENTY BEAUTY - Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in the shade ‘summertime wine’🍷and FENTY BEAUTY - Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer in the shade ‘chocolate’🍫 Now let’s talk about this texture! I used my fingers to apply both blush and bronzer and it melted into my skin. Have you ever roasted marshmallows and chocolate by a fire and the chocolate just oozes from your graham cracker sandwich as you take that first bite? That’s what this felt like. It’s a very soft application and a little goes a very long way. The size of the blush is pretty compact, but I guarantee this will last at minimum a year! The price of the blush stands at $20 and the bronzer stands at $32, which is not too shabby for the quality of the product. I highly recommend this product for those of you who love an effortless application with the tip of your finger.
FENTY BEAUTY-Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
NYX vs Urban Decay! Guess Who is the WINNER?
These two eyeshadow palettes have many similar shades. They're both more orangey and brown, suitable for fall and winter use. NYX - Ultimate Shadow Palette's packaging is a light transparent plastic which looks a bit cheap, while URBAN DECAY - Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette's packaging is beautiful and comes with a mirror and eyeshadow brush. NYX has a more solid texture and its metallic shades are not very well pigmented, but the powder doesn't fly everywhere. Urban Decay has a softer and more delicate powder. The metallic shades are well pigmented and highly saturated. From a practicality standpoint, NYX has 16 shades, 7 of them metallic and 9 of them matte. Among them are a few nude shades and eyeliner shades which are sufficient for everyday makeup looks. The Urban Decay palette has 12 shades, 5 of them metallic and 7 of them matte. Basically, NYX has all the shades in the Urban Decay palette and even more, so it's easier to match the shades. Besides, the Urban Decay palette is much more expensive than the NYX palette, so NYX is more suitable for students and beginners. However, if you're looking for better packaging and powder texture, choose Urban Decay instead.
NYX- Ultimate Shadow Palette
Life Changing Makeup
Ever have a morning when you’re running super late for work, but you still want to put on some makeup? That was me this morning. 🙋🏻♀️ I had about 7 minutes to put my makeup on and get out the door. There is no way I could have done that with another brand. This stuff saved the day! Are you ready to simplify your makeup routine for the new year? No need to worry, I can teach you everything you need to know. First thing is a free colormatch - links in my bio 😘
Battle of the rose gold lippy
A bonus about finding a great lipstick colour that suits your skin tone is also finding one in a cute rose gold ribbed metal packaging that you can show off when applying to your lips. Chances are, you know exactly what Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup line looks like. These iconic lipsticks are an Instagram staple, with their ridged, rose gold tubes and engraved caps. These lipsticks are a cult trend and because of their luxury look and established high end brand they come with the price tag too. That is until, Makeup Revolution brought out an almost identical looking range at almost ¼ of the price tag - so how do they differ? Charlotte Tilbury - Pillow Talk Diamonds Lip Topper This is the shade Pillow Talk - did you know that there is 1 Pillow Talk Matte Revolution lipstick sold EVERY 2 MINUTES?! Now that’s impressive. This award-winning, nude-pink matte lipstick has everyone talking. I regularly get lots of compliments when I wear this shade too. It’s incredibly flattering and would suit most skin shades. I have a yellow undertone skin colour and am fair to medium. This lipstick is enriched with hydrating orchid extract and stays put all day. It really is my favourite lipstick that I own but for the price I tend to only wear on special occasions. REVOLUTION - Renaissance Lipstick This shade is Prime and it's almost identical to Pillow Talk. It has a creamy enough formula and glides across the lips nice enough. It definitely does not come close to the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick range in quality and the shade doesn't last as long on the lips either. It does however look the part and is a nice colour once first applied. For the price I probably would repurchase again as more of a daily lipstick.
Charlotte Tilbury-Pillow Talk Diamonds Lip Topper
An (almost) perfect everyday mascara!
Glossier. - Lash Slick Mascara ^wish I could give this 4.5 My story: This could completely be in my head BUT I believe I look better with natural makeup. Whenever I put on more of a “full face of makeup” I find it doesn’t wear very well on me (no matter how much primer or setting spray, trust me) and I feel more myself when I’m wearing minimal / light looking makeup. Because of this I’m constantly looking for the perfect natural mascara that’s not too thick or clumpy. Like the type of mascara where it’s just your eyelashes but better (longer, darker, more fluttery). And this mascara is so so close to perfect! And I love it despite its cons. The good: - this mascara does give you the “your eyelashes but better” look. Your lashes are longer, darker (black), and definitely more fluttery - it almost looks like you have really natural eyelash extensions, which is the the dream!! - NO CLUMPS 😍 at least if you don’t overdo it on the layers - it separates your lashes so nicely! The not so good: - the one thing I have noticed is that even if I curl my eyelashes before I put this on, this doesn’t keep the best curl. This isn’t the biggest deal for me personally, but it really would be the perfect mascara if it could keep my lashes extra curly. - it’s not the easiest to take off! I have tried a couple different techniques (cleansing balm, oil, micellar water) and it’s definitely a little more stubborn than my previous mascaras. Worth it? Yes! I think this is definitely worth it. Especially if you prefer a more natural everyday look. My mascara has lasted at least four months now (I’m just about ready to buy a new one). For $20 USD, it’s not the cheapest, but honestly as a sucker for the glossier brand and as a fan of the actual product, I’m happy to pay that. Will I repurchase? Yes! Which says a lot because every time I order this I need to wait at least two weeks for my order from the states (my love is real). BUT I’m always on the lookout for a good mascara so if anyone has any recommendations, I’d love to hear them. Ps sorry for the eye bags, I’m being lazy during quarantine and refuse to put on concealer 😬
Glossier.-Lash Slick Mascara
10/10 DANG I LOOK GOOD. Best complexion products
Okay, I know the title drew you in... WELL I’m here to say that it’s absolutely true. This is the best foundation I’ve ever used and I’ve tried A LOT! (I used to work at Sephora, so you can imagine how many I’ve actually tried.) ANYWAY! Skipping to the review. Let me introduce you to Uoma Beauty. Uoma Beauty is a brand making moves that I wish all brands would! Their shade line for complexion products is based on undertone and skin type AND it has a huge shade range. Anyone can find their match and it’s really easy. They have a quiz and you can match another brands shade to one of theirs. Out of the 6 shade groups, I am Honey Honey the olive undertone. I am always looking for a perfect olive undertone foundation, but always seem to fail. Foundations are too orange/yellow or neutral olive and turn grey on me. Uoma Beauty Honey Honey T1 is the spot on perfect warm olive match for me. Each shade group is made with different ingredients to cater to the undertone/skin types reaction to the sun. So mine helps with premature aging, repairing the skin, sebum production, inflammation, and protection from free radicals. Find your foundation match and there is a concealer and contour highlight stick to go with it as well. UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation Requires some shaking before use, but expect amazing coverage and finish. + buildable coverage. Light to FULL coverage. + soft matte/natural finish. Not heavy, looks super natural and like skin. + LONG LASTING. I wore this for 12hrs without primer and it stayed put. + has a light scent, but it’s really nice and dissipates. + no oxidation! Doesn’t turn colors. UOMA BEAUTY - Stay Woke Luminous Brightening Concealer This concealer *bleeps* on all my other concealers. + she’s thickk, but creamy and comfy. + little goes a long way. + medium to full coverage. + hydrating! Not heavy. + very long lasting. + not slippery. Stays put. - creases, but what concealer doesn’t? UOMA BEAUTY - Double Take Contour Stick I think we all have problems finding the correct shade to contour. At first I thought this shade was way too dark, but it’s PERFECT. The highlight shade is also perfect for my skin tone. + creamy/ buttery soft texture. + so easy to blend. + very pigmented. Little goes a long way. + highlight is more glossy than shimmery. The whole brand is a hit and my complexion has never looked so good!
UOMA BEAUTY-Double Take Contour Stick
Get the Chanel Eyeshadow Palette in half price?
The Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette is from Chanel's limited-edition of 2018 summer, the Les Beiges series. I bought shade #Light, it is a five-color palette in-between neutral and cool tone based on violet and pink, and they all come with fine, shimmery gleams. The five-color palette is convenient because it packs up all you need for a complete eye makeup from base to highlight to shadow, and you won’tget lost wonderingwhat colors to pick like when you are dealing with a large palette. I would pave the light pink over my eye lid as the base color, then use light violet and medium violet together to adds depth to canthus. The creampearl is the highlight and can really add the glow. Sometimes I would replace it with the olive-gold and would also apply it on my lower eyelid to magnify my eyes. Can’t find the Healthy Glow Palette anymore? Don’t worry! EXCEL's Real Clothes Shadow palette in shade #CS04 is a substitution for similar effects and quality but from a more accessible drugstore brand. The general tone is in pinkish violet that’s basically the same with CHANEL, but even cooler because it does not contain a warm shade like CHANEL. Besides, the highlight in this palette is in a cooler pearl white. I would recommend this palette for people with light complexion. Otherwise, the shimmery colors might make your eyes look puffy. But I am very satisfied with its texture, low price buthigh quality, long-lasting, and stick on your eyes after a whole day. Easily to be blended out. The CHANEL Healthy Glow Palette is not available now, if you are obsessed with it, CS04 can be an eligible candidate for a replacement!
CHANEL-LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Eyeshadow Palette
Clean your brushes w Dawn!
Have you cleaned your brushes lately? You don’t have to use an expensive brush cleaner either. One of my fav items to use to clean my makeup brushes in my old makeup artist days was Dawn. It cuts through foundation and concealer like a champ and got rid of stains effortlessly. I like to use this especially on synthetic brushes as conditioning cleanser can leave a film and trap more germs in. Give this a try. And still wash your brushes periodically while we are inside germs and dust can get on them especially if you store them in the bathroom. ☺️