October 31, 2015

Disney Villains Leviathan | Ursula Shimmering Powder | Review + Swatch

Who doesn't want to glow? It's time to show you something that may just change your highlight game forever...this product is available at walgreens only for $3.49 (limited edition).
Ursula Shimmering Powder
Ursula Shimmering Powder
Ursula Shimmering Powder
Ursula Shimmering Powder
Flip top cap

  • Do you see those swatches?
    • Top is a little product spilled out
    • Bottom is blended in
  • It is SO intense
  • Can be used anywhere you would normally use a pigment (pretty much everywhere)
    • As a cheek highlight
    • Inner Corner
    • On top of an eye look
    • Lid
    • etc.
  • A tiny bit goes a long way
    • I wouldn't apply directly to the skin
      • Tap some product out onto back of hand or other surface first
This product is crazy extreme in the shimmer department, exactly like the name would suggest. It is a little dry, but it is just a powder with nothing to bind it together. If you like what you see in the swatch, and can still find it--pick it up!

Disney Villains Spellbound Sculpting | Maleficent Contour Palette | Review + Swatch

Quick review on the Maleficent Contour Palette for Walgreens by Disney. This retails for only $3.49, and is limited edition.
Spellbound Sculpting
Maleficent Contour Palette
Spellbound Sculpting
Spellbound Sculpting
Spellbound Sculpting
Spellbound Sculpting
Blush, Contour, Highlight
  • Packaging is standard plastic, but it is a more weighted nice plastic
  • There are three even pans of product
    • Hot pink blush
      • Subtle shimmer
      • Very pigmented
      • Takes a bit of work to blend if you apply too much
    • Contour
      • Satin / matte
      • GORGEOUS color
        • Not too warm or cool
      • More of a bronze than contour 
    • Highlight
      • Subtle shimmer but shows up satin / matte
      • Too dark to highlight on my skintone
I love this trio, if you can still find this limited edition product -- grab it!

Disney Villains Lipsticks | Potion, Dragon's Lair, & Majestic | Review + Swatch

Happy Halloween! Today's review is on the Disney lipsticks for Walgreens. These retail for $3.49 each.
Evil Queen, Maleficent, Ursula
Potion, Dragon's Lair, Majestic
Potion, Dragon's Lair, Majestic

Potion, Dragon's Lair, Majestic
Potion, Dragon's Lair, Majestic

Potion, Dragon's Lair, Majestic


Dragon's Lair

  • All swatches were done in one pass, even the lip ones
  • Very pigmented
  • Not true mattes
    • You can see it's more of a satin or creme
  • Potion and Majestic are very similar
    • You wouldn't need both unless you wanted them for packaging
  • A little pricey considering the powder face products are the same price
  • Feels like a lipstick on the lips
    • Not too waxy
    • A little slippery, not like a matte that sets
    • Wears the way a lipstick usually does, touch up mid day / after eating
These are super cute for the packaging, and still pigmented. Other than pigmentation the formula is nothing stellar. Two shades are also very similar, potion might be a touch more berry red. My favorite of the three is Dragon's Lair, because it is the most unique.

October 30, 2015

Easy Halloween Makeup Looks| Last Minute Ideas | YouTube videos

Here is a recap of all the Halloween makeup tutorials I filmed:
Barbie Doll Inspired Makeup
Icy Blue Vampire
Grunge & Gore Princess
Glamour Ghost
Golden Goddess
Bewitching Purple Smoke

Disney Villains Jealous | Evil Queen Blush | Review + Swatch

Quick review on the Evil Queen blush for Walgreens by Disney. This retails for only $3.49, and is limited edition.
side view
close up
Left: Blended swatch, Right: Swatch
  • Does have some subtle gold glitters
    • More of an overspray
    • Do not show  up on the skin
  • Very pigmented
    • A little goes a long way
    • May take a little work to blend out
  • Natural rose pink flush
  • Very smooth, can kick up a little powder
  • Wears average amount of time
This is a very pigmented blush that is well worth the money; even if it is more for the packaging than product that you are interested in. 

October 18, 2015

Too Faced X Vegas Nay Stardust Palette | Review + Swatch

I wanted to wait to do this post since the hype has been crazy! I love Vegas Nay on Instagram, and her collaboration is just as perfect as she is. This set retails for $45, and is flying off the shelves fast. Since mine arrived in the mail, I've been using it pretty much everyday! 
Comes all boxed up
back of the box
product amounts
Actual packaging has magnetic closure
Additional products aside from palette feat. looks by Vegas Nay
Glamour Dust aka glitter pigment
Star Dust Palette
Top Row
Chandelier, Millennial, Girl's Night
Chandelier is a satin, the other two are total mattes
Second Row
Selfie, Showgirl, Jackpot
First two are shimmer, Jackpot is matte with glitters
Third Row
Pink Pearl, The Strip, Follow Me
All three are cool toned shimmers
Last Row
Double Tap, Golden Nugget, Sin City
Double Tap has shimmers that do not transfer, Golden Nugget is a shimmer, Sin City is a matte

  • Mostly warm tones, does have a row of cool purples
  • Good variety of finishes
  • Golden Nugget is slightly chunky, less smooth
  • All shades blend and apply amazingly
  • Wear all day over a primer
  • Standard Too Faced Formula
  • The eyeshadow primer is nothing too unique, very thin
  • The BTS mascara is not my favorite, but it does give good volume
  • The Eye Dust isn't just a glitter, mostly a very shimmery loose pigment
If you can still find this palette near you, get it! The shadows are amazing, and the added minis make it a nice value as well. Packaging is super cute, as always with too faced. The palette itself is nice and thin for storage. Quality is worthy of an A!

*I did not purchase this myself, I won it in a giveaway*

October 17, 2015

Looxi Beauty November Rain | Limited Edition Fall Eyeshadow | Review + Swatch

Supposedly the last day to order this limited edition shadow is today, so I wanted to get up my review with swatches. This is a fantastic duo chrome eyeshadow by Looxi Beauty, and it retails for only $5 in the pan. 
Slightly smaller than the traditional pan shadow, but only in depth
Swatch of November Rain
Swatch in all it's glory 
  • Texture: Very silky smooth
  • Application: Pigmented right off the bat
  • Duo chrome yes this plays a role in how much I love a shadow
  • Wears all day like most shadows, especially with a primer
  • Slightly more purple and less blue than in the pan
GOOO snatch up this shadow before it's gone! I love anything duo chrome, and this is definitely one you do not want to miss. Also, it is a dupe for an Urban Decay eyeshadow ;)