I finally got my Ulta order in the mail this evening. Super excited to see these gorgeous brushes. This was the only pleasant thing all day today. The weather in the Midwest just gets worse each year. 🙁
Anyway, I picked up four of the brushes from this collection and just wanted to know if you guys would like to see a first impressions and/or a review on these brushes? Any thoughts?
So, here’s a product I’ve been hearing a lot about all over YouTube in the last few months of 2014. So, I joined the bandwagon and purchased some myself. 🙂 The package did take about a week to arrive but they did have a personalized thank you note (similar to Beautylish.com) which I always love. It just makes me feel that the company really takes time and interest in thanking their customer personally.
As I was deciding on what shades to pick, I realized that I couldn’t find any videos/posts targeted towards woman of my coloring (barring TotalMakeupJunkie101 aka Eshani). Most vidoes/blog posts were by bloggers of lighter skin tone. So, that made the choices harder. But I ended up picking 4 of their matte lippie stix and 3 of their super shock eyeshadows. Each of their products retail for $5 which is exceptional for the quality.
Let’s begin with my favorite, the Lippie Stix! They come in 5 different formulas – Glossy, Satin, Matte, Hyper glossy and Pearlized. Of course I had to pick the mattes! I chose four colors that I thought would suit my skin tone (NC40-NC42) – I heart this, LBB, Leather and Bichette. They all contain Vitamin E, Mango, Avacado & Shea butter (hence these products are not drying on the lips). These lip products are free of Parabens and Sulfates. Also, Colorpop does not test on animals! 🙂
The packaging is great for the pricing. The product is packaged in a white plastic tube with a white cap and a colored bottom that matches the color of the product inside. They also have the names of the shades on the bottom of the tube. Once you open the cap, you can again see the color of the product on the tubing.
L to R: I heart this, Bichette, LBB & Leather Lippie Stix
The container is a twist-up (so no need to sharpen, Yay to that!). These remind me of the NARS Matte lip pencils but without the need for sharpening, with more pigment and greater lasting power! On me, these last almost all day with minimal fading even with meals in between. If you do end up eating something oily, these might come off a bit and you may need to reapply once. These are comfortable on the lips and also leave behind a stain on my lips, which I don’t mind at all. Probably the lighter shades don’t leave behind as much stain. Overall, as you can probably tell, I love these!
Moving on to the shadows. The super shock shadows have a unique texture – almost a very smooth, gel-paste like consistency that glide on your eyelids. These come in a variety of finishes. I picked up 2 metallic finishes (Bae and So Quiche) and 1 pearlized finish shadow (Mooning). Frankly, I don’t see a difference in these two finishes – both have similar texture with fine glitter through them. All three are super pigmented and can create a variety of looks depending on the mode of application.
Without an eye primer, these shadows do not last on my oily eyelids and tend to crease within a few hours. However, I don’t have that issue when I do use an eye primer. Using your fingers gets the max intensity with these shadows. When using a brush, it creates a softer look. I would really recommend using a synthetic brush with these shadows. Since Dec 26th 2014, Colorpop has also expanded their super shock shadow range with Mattes! I am so tempted to get them. Arghhh… companies….
TIP from Colorpop: Keep the lids on tight with these products. Else, these might not be as smooth. 🙂
L to R: So Quiche, Mooning, Bae Super Shock eyeshadows
Head over to my YouTube Channel if you would like to see them in action. I have an accompanying video where I have swatched each lip product on my lips and also have swatches for the 3 eyeshadows I have. Here’s the link: http://youtu.be/6eF6mh3mH0k
Hey there! This is part-2 of my Sephora VIB Rouge haul 2014. So, if you are interested in checking out what I got, then all you have to do is click the link below.. 🙂 Thanks for watching.
Hi guys, today I am sharing my purchases during the Sephora VIB Rouge event held earlier this month. This is part-1 with only in-store makeup product purchases. I will have other videos on skincare and hair care products I purchased. Also, there were certain products that were only available online – I’ll do a blog post or a separate video on that one. Feel free to let me know if you would like to see one vs the other.
Here’s the link – http://youtu.be/8xgZ0aasPxw
What’s the most exciting product you purchased during the Sephora sale this year? Looking forward to reading your comments..
Today I am excited to do this tutorial on the ever so gorgeous Aishwarya Rai.. It’s the makeup she wore this year for the AIDS dinner hosted by her and her husband Abhishek Bachchan.. I hope you enjoy it..
Here’s the inspiration picture and my take on it..
Hey everyone, today’s video is all about creating fuller, natural looking eyebrows. I have used brow powder for this look but you can also substitute it with any similar shade of eyeshadow you may have. I hope this is helpful.
The products mentioned in this video are:
1. Anastasia highlighting brow kit
2. MAC 263 brush
3. Anastasia brow biz (Spoolie end)
4. Great Lash clear mascara by Maybelline
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Beauty blog: www.beautylashes19.com
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Thank you so much for watching.. 🙂
Great post for all Women..
Hey everyone, I finally have made time for updating my MAC lipstick collection.. This time around, I am adding lip swatches for each.. I hope this helps some of you planning to purchase a new MAC lipstick.. For reference, I am an NC40 in MAC foundation and in between Barcelona and Syracuse (depending on season) in NARS sheer glow foundation..
If you would like to see these lipsticks in action, you can watch my youtube video here.. http://youtu.be/wFqw9jE4hzw
Of these lipsticks, Lovin’ it, Spice is nice, Look at her!, So very good, Splurge, Candy Apple and Riri woo are limited edition.. All other lipsticks are from MAC’s permanent line..
For more details on MAC lipstick finishes and seeing swatches on hand, you can read my older posts: