Showing posts with label Sephora. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sephora. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FENTY Beauty Match Stix Matte and Shimmer Skinstick Reviews on Dry Skin


Today I have my thoughts on some Fenty Beauty products that I purchased at Sephora.  Fenty Beauty is a new makeup line curated by singer/songwriter Rihanna.  It's had tons of buzz, particularly regarding the extended color choices for foundation - 40 shades!  I've included my youtube Get Ready With Me using the products for the first time and you can watch that to see what my immediate thoughts were.  My video also includes a couple of items that were released in the VIB presale for Holiday 2017 that I picked up during the event.   I have a few more thoughts and swatches below from wearing the products for just the few days I've had them and I've decided to break up the items into different categories because this is getting hella long.

I wasn't one of the people who were at the computer at launch time.  I actually wasn't interested in the line at all but the day after it came out, I was in Sephora for the Holiday Preview and figured I might take a look.  The counter was mobbed as people were much more interested in Fenty than in the limited holiday items on the Sephora shelves.  I knew there were supposed to be contour sticks and that there might be some cool shades, so I started there.

The Match Stix, (.30 0z / $25), whether matte or shimmering, are pretty interesting.  The shape is a six sided hexagon which is magnetized so that you can store them all together.  I think it is a great price for the amount and quality of what you get.

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The Matte Match Stix that I chose was Truffle, a neutral deep tone.  I like deep toned contours because they're usually more cool toned than lighter shades.  I buff them out and it works for me!  Even when I'm at my fairest.  For me, a good contour is all about the undertone, not necessarily the depth of color.  The other shade I looked at was Mocha, a deeper cool tone.  I like to go to Sephora with just concealer and foundation so that I can try things on and Truffle seemed just a little bit better for me.  It is on the left in the picture.

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The two Matte Stix Shimmer Skinsticks that caught my eye were Starstruck, (a pearl champagne with teensy weensy tone on tone micro-shimmers, pictured in the middle), and Confetti, (a pink toned violet iridescence with violet glitter particles, pictured on the top).  I couldn't help but be captivated by these as they have what I feel is the perfect consistancy.  A lot of creamy stick type cheek products can be rather greasy feeling to me and these go from a cream stick to dry down with perfection, in my book.

I've applied them from the applicator, tapped on with my fingers, and with a brush and my experience is that they blend like a dream no matter my application method.  They dry quickly, but not so quick that you can't finish blending one side of your face at a time.  In other words, when I apply my contour, I do half of my face and blend it before it dries down and then continue by applying the other side, etc.  I think there is a risk with the Matte Match Stix that if you applied it all over the face before you blend, it could begin to get too dry before you finish.

I haven't had any issues with fallout from Confetti yet so I can't say if that will happen or not.  I wore it once over my foundation, once as a blend with Starstruck and once with powder highlighter over it.  I compared Starstruck to Wet N Wild and Maybelline highlighting sticks that I have and, again, I prefer the drier consistancy for a much truer color when worn.  I don't really like the greasy feeling sticks, even though I've used them.  I definitely prefer a quicker drying cream or liquid highlighter like the Fenty or Cover FX illuminating drops.

 I've swatched the three sticks heavily in the picture, 3x each in hopes that you can see the tones better.


Here is a picture in Sephora where I swatched all the Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks together, 1x each.  Starstruck is third from the bottom and Confetti is the 7th shade from the bottom.   The bluer toned violet is called Unicorn and boy oh boy does the Sephora website have that shade looking wrong!  Sometime when I'm in Sephora, I'm going to try that delicious papaya shade second from bottom, and the peach directly under Unicorn.  I was going to try to name the shades but I'd probably get it all wrong.  :/


The quality of the Match Stix exceeded my expectations and I was surprised at what I felt was a low price point for a celebrity endorsed line.  I'm really happy with those choices.  You can also purchase them in collated three piece trio sets which have a matte concealer stick, a matte contour and a highlighter for $54 instead of the $75 that they cost individually.  The come in sets based on skintone range; i.e. light, medium, tan and deep.

Before we part for today, I want to share with you my subsequent thoughts on the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Lipgloss.  The gloss is described as a universal shade and I'd agree with that.  It is a sheer toned caramel that tastes like caramel.  It is shiny but honestly, I was disappointed in it.  It didn't give the wet glass glossy shine that I'd seen on Instagram and Snapchat from people who attended the launch party.  Granted, the lighting at the launch event was maximized to make the products pop and glow, but still, I was disappointed in the amount of shine.  It's $18 which is decent for a mid end Sephora brand, but I expected a really high shine and I didn't get one.  The gloss is a pass for me but I totally get how people might love it.  I have swatches of the gloss in the video.

If you want to see my initial thoughts on first application, feel free to watch the video.  You'll see what the colors look like on me as well.   Thanks for viewing. Please subscribe and thumbs up my channel if you happen to wander over to youtube.




Shop Fenty Beauty: http://seph.me/2xVt412 **affiliate link

FENTY Beauty Products used:
Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation 210
Match Stix Matte Skinstick Truffle Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks in Starstuck and Confetti
Kilawatt Freestyle Highlighter Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby
Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Products Mentioned:
*Malin + Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil: http://bit.ly/2f065Ou
*Malin + Goetz Revitalizing Eye Cream: http://bit.ly/2qSeqbV
*Malin + Goetz Lip Moisturizer: http://bit.ly/2wm00Ae
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer: http://seph.me/2jhZMY4
** blendSMART: http://seph.me/2wjM2Aj
*Pixi Beauty X MaryamNYC Strobe & Sculpt palette: http://bit.ly/2ilyc6q
*Pixi Beauty X MaryamNYX Strobe & Sculpt brush: http://bit.ly/2vCOMKF
*Eddie Funkhouser A Little Toasted and Plum Crazy blushes http://bit.ly/2feP3t2
Beauty Junkees sculpting brush. (amazon)
Physician's Formula Translucent Pearls
NYX Super Cliquey Matte Lipstick: http://bit.ly/2gXTfxm
Eye look is Lorac Cosmetics Desert Sunset palette *Esqido Radiance Mink Lashes


Fenty Beauty is a cruelty-free company and products are available on their website and at Sephora. Have you shopped Fenty Beauty yet or looked at it in store? What interests you in the line?

Friday, November 6, 2015

Save 20% Now At Too Faced Cosmetics - Holiday Shopping Time!!!!

There is a SALE on the Too Faced website.  Take 20% off everything except sale items from now until 11/14/15, using the code BFF20.  Just click the picture and it will take you right to the sale.  Happy shopping!!!!



Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Mama's Post-Christmas Sephora Sale Haul


Sephora, Sephora Collection, Too Faced, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, lipgloss, Hourglass, Make Up For Ever, MUFE, Sexy Mother Pucker, lip plumper

I have more details posted about these items from my original posting on Instagram.

 The sale items were a great deal!!  And the Hourglass lipgloss was a deluxe sample that I got with points I had earned from my Beauty Insider VIP points.

Did you spend any Christmas or Holiday money at the after Christmas sale at Sephora? 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Excited to finally have purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Palette

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Palette has been on my list for, well, since it came out. I was really happy to be able to purchase it from Sephora. ....waiting to be explored...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Stila Love At First Blush Set Is Too Cute Not To Swatch And Review



While reading through posts of the day from my favorite bloggers one day, I came across the cutest little item posted by Polish Insomniac.  It looked pretty cute and was a great value, so I ordered it from Sephora.  Dude, it's even cuter in real life.
 

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There is an option to purchase the blush by itself for $14 but for just $6 more, you get the additional two lip glazes. I liked the look of both colors and the value so I opted for the set. So let's take a look, shall we? First we have closeups of the blush palette closed and open and then I'll show you swatches.

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I swatched each color individually and the furthest right swatch is a blend of all three colors together. There is enough space in the palette that you can use the colors seperately or you can blend them together.
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The blush palette contains 6.2 gr of product and the lip glazes are 1.5 ml each and housed in the click-pen type of applicator. I love them both. They are, from left to right, Pinkle Twinkle and Bubble Gum.
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And in the swatches, Bubble Gum is on top with Pinkle Twinkle on the bottom.
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Don't you think this set is just so cute, especially with Valentine's Day coming up? And right now, there are a bazillion special offer codes for Sephora so my box came packed with samples. And that's the way, uh huh, uh huh, I like it! So I thank you, Jessika, for the preview that made me order this cute little set!

One little note: This set is an ONLINE Sephora ONLY set.  (The link is provided for your ease of ordering.  I make no commission by providing the link.)

*edited 2/10/12 to add a picture in use* Here is a photo on a nearly makeup-less day where I'm wearing just foundation, mascara and the Stila Love At First Blush Set. I used the bottom two colors on the cheeks along the cheekbone, just underneath the crest of the bone. Along the top of the cheekbone and down on the front half of the apples, I used the top highlighter shade.

On the lips are Bubble Gum as a base color and a little bit of Pinkle Twinkle to make it sparkle. Sorry for the lack of any coverups or highlighters...it's all raw me! And Stila!
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Beauty Blogger Giveaway!!!


We have returned for yet another giveaway! We decided to up the ante and giveaway a $500 Sephora E-Gift Certificate this time!


To enter, wait for the Rafflecopter widget to load below. You’re more than welcome to leave comments, but they will not earn entries into the contest. Each action in the Rafflecopter widget (below) earns you another entry. Actions will only be counted one time – even if you click on the widgets on the other participating blogs. You may tweet once per day – just come back here (or any of the blogs listed above) and submit a new tweet! 18+, International Entries are welcomed!


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