Friday, June 23, 2017
Disclaimer: I purchased this.The Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks ($4.99) claim to have vivid color and an ultra-matte finish that does not dry out your lips, and based on Rebel Rose, I'd say that's true. This is a really nice drugstore liquid lipstick!
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Disclaimer: I purchased this.I purchased two items from the limited edition Jean-Michel Basquiat collection by Urban Decay: the Gold Griot palette and the 24/7 eye pencil in Anatomy. I was actually surprised at how quickly the items went on sale after being released, but that's a good thing if you are still trying to decide on if you want to purchase, although they are quickly going out of stock. I picked up Anatomy on sale, and it's a stunner.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Elle S. If I have full reviews on the items shown below, I will post links.
peachy Luna and the bold poppy/pink red Stellar. I decluttered Luna a while back, but I think Stellar is a lovely pop of opaque color that wears nicely, so I'll be hanging onto this.
Rose On and On by L'Oreal goes back a good 3.5 years, and I'm not sure it's distinctive enough from a regular gloss that I would want to hand onto it. Nope, I don't, so it's getting tossed.
the Sunset Lip Gloss by Elizabeth Arden, which has a very faint shimmer to it. It's not distinctive enough for me to keep around, so the gloss is getting tossed.
Mirenesse Lip Bomb Glossy Lacquer Stain was from a Hautelook beauty bag, and I can't say I'm a fan of the formula. It's a bit too goopy/thick and just not flattering to my lips, so it's getting tossed.
Candy Apple Red Lip Butter by Revlon is actually five years old, my how time flies. I still like it and it seems fine, so it's staying :-) So, that means I'm tossing 3 items and keeping 4, which is progress. Now, let's see the items I chose for the v. 6 of Lipstick Roulette!
- Stellar Show Off Lip Lacquer by Rimmel
- Rose On and On Color Caresse Wet Shine Stain by L'Oreal
- Sunset Beautiful Color Lip Gloss by Elizabeth Arden
- 022 Lip Bomb Glossy Lacquer Stain by Mirenesse
- Sukriya Color Lip Balm by nyx
- Coral Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer by Smashbox
- Candy Apple Colorburst Lip Butter by Revlon
|Stellar Lip Lacquer by Rimmel|
|Rose On and On Wet Shine Stain|
|Sukriya Color Lip Balm|
|Coral Lip Lacquer + Sunset Lip Gloss|
|022 Lacquer Stain|
|Candy Apple Red Lip Butter|
- True Love Lipsurgence Lip Gloss by Tarte
- All Gold E'rything Be Legendary Lip Gloss by Smashbox
- Bold Blush 420 Pop Balm by L'Oreal
- 523 Flash Lacquer by Giorgio Armani Beauty
- Venezia Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick by stila
- Miami Lipstick by Buxom (discontinued)
- Julie Lip Gloss by Buxom
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Disclaimer: I purchased this.I purchased the Sweet Escape Kit ($36) during Sephora's 15% off sale back in April, and now that I've been using it a while, it's time for a review. Wander Beauty is a new to me brand, and is marketed as a luxury travel-inspired brand informed by the experiences of co-founder and supermodel Lindsay Ellingson.
concocting my own with really good results. But the exotic ingredients in the Glow Getter Mist intrigued me, cause who doesn't want Icelandic glacier water that's been filtered through layers of volcanic rock? Not to mention the 25 nourishing oils and six fruit and herbal extracts. Plus it's a four-in-one primer, hydrating mist, setting spray, and skin refresher.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Disclaimer: I purchased this.It's been a few months since I opted in for a Julep Maven box, but the new With a Twist Lash Boosting Bamboo mascara ($22) in June's box tilted the scale in the "buy" direction or me. After using it for a few days, I think I made a good decision!
formula is infused with Korean bamboo grass and a blend of peptides which is supposed to promote lash growth when used over time. I can't say that I've used a lash growth product where I've been able to tell a difference with it yet, so I'm interested to see if this one will deliver any results.
Another appealing aspect of the mascara is the adjustable wand, which can be twisted shorter for volumizing affects or longer for lengthening the lashes. Thus far, I've found using the lengthening brush followed by the volumizing works best, as I get some clumping the other way around.
I also love the formula of Julep's When Pencil Met Gel eyeliners, so selected Ocean Blue ($16) as another one of my items. The pictures on Julep's site make this look more opaque than the swatches below, and it does take a bit of layering to build up the color.
|With a Twist mascara and Ocean Blue swatches|
Still very pretty and when I wore it for 12 hours on a hot and sunny day where I was out picking blueberries and blackberries for a couple of hours, it held up beautifully. I had some minimal transfer on my hooded lids at the end of the day, but the liner still looked good. Below I'm also wearing the With a Twist mascara, but this time layered over Estee Lauder's Little Black Primer. I find that the Little Black Primer helps prevent lower lash smudging, which is an issue for me with most mascaras.