June 24, 2013

E.L.F Jumbo Gloss Stick in Pink Umbrellas:Review + Swatch

In my post on the covergirl jumbo gloss balm, I mentioned that this was a similar product. It is indeed a similar product, and I have to say I kinda like it better. It is only $2 and available online, at Target, and Walmart. I have the color pink umbrellas.

 The packaging is almost exactly the same as the Covergirl one. Its in a twist up tube, but the nice thing about this is that it has a clear cap.
 Here is a simple swatch on my hand, it is a little less orangey and a little more pink.
Recommend? Maybe. They are not very long lasting, so I will probably not purchase more myself. But they do provide that glossy look with a tint of color. I would also like to mention they smell strongly of mint. They are not sticky, and do not get into the spaces in the lips. 

June 19, 2013

Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm

So as everyone knows the jumbo balm/gloss things are very popular in almost every makeup brand. I bought one from the cheap brand elf and loved it but it didn't last long so I wanted another one from a different brand. Randomly I chose the Covergirl one.

Packaging is similar to other brands, this one twists up.

I bought the one in the color 3011/210/ I think its called Blush Twist. Its a nice light pink that makes my lips just look a little smother. I love the color, but not so much the product. It went on glossy on my hand but not on my lips.

Now for the review. I do not love this at all! It feels like a $1 lipstick, that's drying and chalky and doesn't go on smoothly. Maybe its just mine, or this color, I'm not sure. When I use a balm underneath it is fine, but when its supposed to be a gloss or whatever it shouldn't need the balm. Also it made the dry parts of my lips stand out. And maybe it's just me but it has a weird scent...

Recommend? Maybe, its ok with balm under. NO gloss feel and little shine. Feels like cheap lipstick. And also shows lip lines and chapness when your lips are dry. Sorry Covergirl, this is not a good product in my opinion. I will still wear this product only because I'm not wasteful.

June 18, 2013

Urban Decay Ammo Shadow Box

Hello Everyone! I have another Urban Decay post for you all! This is also currently on sale, or it was when I bought it on the Urban Decay website < Palette Here > for $15!! I know this is crazy, but it's because they made a new version with the new formula I believe. So into the review!

The outside of the box is so cute, but honestly I was surprised by how tiny this palette was! The box is cardboard that bends all the way back, and the front has a velvety design!

The inside has a nice mirror that comes with a little cover over it, so you don't end up with eyeshadow on the mirror (I left the seal on). And as you can see I have been using this palette a lot!!!Sorry it looks messy. 

Here are swatches of the colors(without primer under, when with primer they are very true to the color in the box)
Top row: Smog, Mildew, Oil Slick, Last Call, and Chopper
Bottom row: Maui Wowie, Shattered, Polyester Bride, Grifter, and Sin

Smog- dark bronze/brown shimmery not too powdery
Mildew- Don't tend to reach for this color but its still nice. A true mildew green
Oil Slick- A shimmery black with silver sparkles, very powdery and hard to work with
Last Call- Very lovely almost iridescent purple
Chopper- A very light copper, with almost pink tint to it
Maui Wowie- Similar to Chopper without the pink tint, light yellow orange shade (hard to describe)
Shattered- Bright baby blue, that's all I can say
Polyester Bride- White with shimmer, very powdery, lots of fallout
Grifter- A light lilac purple and powdery
Sin- Best in the palette (in my opinion), a light golden pinky shade. Not powdery at all 

Swatches with Primer:
Sorry the picture came out sideways, but as you can see all the colors will come out true to color with primer! In the pic I did not put them in the same order as above, so here you go: Smog, Mildew, Oil Slick, Last Call, Maui Wowie, Shattered, Polyester Bride, Grifter, Chopper, Sin.

Would I recommend? YES (Especially now while it is on sale). If you can afford it I would probably spend the money and buy the updated version with better formula, since the colors are all lovely. If you  have a primer, and not afraid of a little fallout- then this is for you!

June 9, 2013

Urban Decay Double Ended Eyeliner Duo

 I have some exciting news for you today though, I recently purchased the Urban Decay Double Ended Eyeliner Pencil Set and Sharpener. At least I think that's what it's called. Anyway, this product is pretty darn good! Currently on Urbandecay.com , this set is available for $19! This blog doesn't just deal with "drugstore" type makeup, but high end makeup as well. Anyway I bet you all want swatches and my in depth review, so lets get on with it!

Here is the product, just out of the clear box. It contains two doubled ended eyeliners, and the grind-house sharpener. The colors are Zero/ Corrupt AND Uzi/Empire!!

 Here is a quick photo of Grindhouse! I have not tried this yet but reviews on this are great.. 

Here are a few swatches of the colors....
First Empire, Uzi, Corrupt, and then Zero.

Empire-  Dark matte like purple, almost eggplant shade

Uzi- Very shimmery silver, surprisingly lovely eyeliner.

Corrupt- Another shimmery eyeliner, this one is coppery/brown with silver glitter.

Zero- Matte like black, no noticeable shimmer at least. Personally I have trouble with this one. The color has to be gone over twice to get full intensity.

Every shade is VERY VERY creamy! No trouble on lash line or waterline at all!

When tested on my hand nothing would remove the color, until lots of scrubbing later. On my eyes the color lasted just as long, but makeup remover took it off with less scrubbing.

Thanks for reading my first review! Hope it was helpful!

EDIT: I have been wearig these the past few days and I would like to give a on eyes review. When on the upper lashline they stay pretty well on their own on my oily lids, but they do fade and smudge. So what I like to do is put them on top of eyeshadow that is above a primer. OR brush a coat of ELF's lock and seal($3) over the top. And on the lower lashline they last a very long time on their own and are hard to take of because they are under eyelashes.

June 2, 2013

Hey Everyone

I have recently gotten into the world of makeup! I find that beauty blogs are a helpful place to look for what kinds of things to purchase. Right now I am still in school, and that means I can't go out and spend hundreds on makeup, like some people can. Starting today, I will welcome all who see my blog into the realm of makeup. I will show you swatches, hauls, ideas, looks, and who knows what else....Stay tuned for an amazing blog of makeup and beauty!