June 20, 2016

The Body Shop: British Rose Collection and Lip & Cheek Stains | Reviews + Swatches

Hey everyone, today I have a set of reviews from the new British Rose collection and lip & cheek stains that were sent to me for consideration. Despite being sent these products, all opinions are as honest as always. The products here range from $16-30. They are available online, as well as in-store.

I was sent the British Rose Palette ($30), Instant Glow Body Essence ($25), and the new Lip & Cheek Stains ($16 each).
British Rose Palette
There are six matte eye shadows and two blushes, for day to night.
Soft satin pinks, and a blush with specks of glitter (that do not transfer).
All cool tones. Baby pink matte blush, and only the silver is shimmer.
Dark Cherry (018), Pink Guava (022), & Bright Peony (026)
Lip & Cheek Stains
Gluten-free, moisturizing, and claims lasting 12 hours.
Doe-foot applicator
Top-bottom: Dark Cherry, Pink Guava, Bright Peony
Top-bottom: Dark Cherry, Pink Guava, Bright Peony
After being removed with makeup remover
British Rose Instant Glow Body Essence
Light, fast-absorbing, non-sticky, and claims 24 hour moisture.

British Rose Palette ($30)
  • Claims the eyeshadows are matte
    • Majority are more so satin finish
  • Very very soft formula
    • Can create fallout
    • Blends easily
  • Pans create a hard pan easily
  • For the price it is lovely quality, but nothing too unique or special

Lip & Cheek Stains ($16 each)
  • The staining power is very intense (as seen with post removal swatches)
    • I had swatch stains for days, but it is possible to exfoliate the lips
  • The applicator is not super precise due to very watery formula
  • The darker the color the better stain and wearability
    • Wear even longer with a lip liner (also protects from bleeding)

British Rose Instant Glow Body Essence ($25)
  • I love this product!
  • Subtle shine that creates a lasting glow (no glitter)
  • Does actually moisturize the skin as well

June 18, 2016

GRWM: 17th Birthday Makeup

Birthdays only happen once a year, so you might as well go all out! I brought out the glitter, liner, and metallic liquid lipstick.

Products Mentioned (with blog review links):
-ABH Blonde Dipbrow
-ABH Clear Brow Gel
-Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Palette
-Claire's Cosmetic Glitter
-ELF Black Cream Liner
-Maybelline Porcelain Fit Me Foundation
-MUFE Y205 Ultra HD
-ABH Fair Cream Contour
-Too Faced I Will Always Love You Love Flush Blush
-Wet n Wild Sun Ceremony Highlighter
-Mac Fix+
-Kat Von D Berlin Liquid Lipstick
-Milani Chromatic Addict Liquid Lipstick

June 1, 2016

Prom Makeup Tutorial

It's Prom season! Here's my take on prom makeup. It's dramatic enough with black eyeliner, but everything is a neutral tone. Anyone can wear this makeup, and options such as lips are customizable. 

Products Mentioned (with blog post links):
-Smashbox Photofinish Pore Minimizing
-Colourpop Brow Color (Dope Taupe)
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Coastal Scents Revealed Palette
-Urban Decay Single Eyeshadow (Lounge)
-elf Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow (Toast)
-Tarteist Clay Paint Liner
-Stila Smudgestick Eyeliner (Stingray)
-Vegas Nay Grand Glamour Lashes
-Pixi Brightening Peach Correction Concentrate
-Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer (Green)
-Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless (110 Porcelain)
-Anasasia Cream Contour Kit (Fair)
-Pur Minerals Moonlight Glow Highlight Palette
-Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
-Lunatick Cosmetics Contour Palette
-Rimmel Face Trio (Coral Glow)
-Colourpop Lippie Pencil (Pitch)
-Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick (I'm Nude)