Here I have first of my Valentine’s Day looks for you. Doesn’t matter if I am ill and sound tired in the video, I hope you can bear with me. This look features a purple-brown smokey eye with an extended black shadow liner to create a sexy, soft cat-eye look. I hope you like it.
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, It’s almost that time of the year again! Time flew by so fast. It’s hard to believe that the 2014 is almost over! This year has been extremely trying on me, I’ve lost souls I’ve loved and have also achieved milestones in my career. So, I am super excited to see what 2015 has to offer. Meanwhile, here is my take on the New Years Eve Party Makeup. I really hope you like it. Here’s wishing you all a very happy new year from Beautylashes19. See you all on the other side.
Following up on my post regarding MAC lipstick finishes, here’s my collection of MAC lipsticks.. I have quite a few colors from the same family of color based on what suits my skin tone.. I would recommend these shades for anybody with skin tones similar to mine (NC 40-42 in MAC) and/or with dark pigmentation on their lips..
- The first five are neutral everyday shades…
Siss – The MAC website describes it as “Muted Golden beige” with a Satin finish..
Yash – The MAC website describes it as “Deep Neutral” and has a Matte finish..
Taupe – The MAC website describes it as “Muted reddish Taupe brown” with a Matte finish.. One of my all time favorites -the one in picture is a back up..
Creme in your coffee – The MAC website describes it as “creamy mid-tone pink brown” with a cremesheen finish..
Lovin’ it – The MAC website describes it as “Cool neutral with yellow undertones” with a light frosty sheen.. It is more of a neutral brownish-coral color..
Here are the swatches of the first five lipsticks:
Top Row: Siss and Yash
Bottom Row: Taupe, Creme in your coffee and Lovin’ it.
- The next five are pink, coral and browns..
Mehr – The MAC website describes it as “Dirty blue pink” and has a Matte finish..
Mocha – The MAC website describes it as “Peachy yellow brown” with a Satin finish..
Double Shot – The MAC website describes it as “Full-bodies Mocha creme” with a Amplified finish..
Verve – The MAC website describes it as “Muted brownish plum” with a Satin finish..
Polished Up – The MAC website describes it as “Foxy brown” and has a Lustre finish..
Here are the swatches of the next five lipsticks:
Top Row: Mehr and Mocha
Bottom Row: Double Shot, Verve and Polished Up.
- The next four are reds……
Chili – The MAC website describes it as “Brownish orange-red” and has a Matte finish..
Russian Red – The MAC website describes it as “Intense bluish red” with a Matte finish..
Dare you – The MAC website describes it as “Deep brown-red” with a Cremesheen finish..
Dubonnet – The MAC website describes it as “Deepened Claret” and has a Amplified creme finish..
Here are the swatches:
Top Row: Chili and Russian Red
Bottom Row: Dare you and Dubonnet
- The last two are:
So Very Good – The MAC website describes it as “Mid tone plum with pearl” and is a pro longwear lipcreme.. One of my fav everyday color.. Works well with most office wear..
Look at Her – It is a metallic copper shade with a sheen supreme finish.. It almost looks glossy..
Here are the swatches:
Left: Look at Her!
Right: So Very Good
I hope everyone is having a good weekend.. I am obsessed with IPL cricket matches (Indian at heart)! 😉