Showing posts with label highlighter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label highlighter. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tarte Cosmetics Goddess Glow Holiday 17 Highlighter Extravaganza


Yes, it's a highlighting extravaganza today!!!  I have something to show you that I purchased at the Sephora VIB Rouge Holiday Preview event.    I've already talked about the Fenty products that I purchased on youtube where I also introduced this piece of hot Tarte fire.  There are swatches and thoughts in the Fenty video linked and well as my video dedicated to the Tarte Goddess Glow Highlighter itself.  The highlighter has .42 gm of product for $35.  As of this writing it is available at Sephora and Tarte's website.  Tarte is a cruelty free vegan company.


The etching in the highlighter is to be remniscent of the tile work in Morocco.  I think they nailed it!!  I've used it five or six times already and the pattern is still well intact.  It'll take awhile to ruin the pattern with use.   There is a full mirror in this oversized compact.

The overall color is a delicate champagne beige with micro sparkles.  I think it swatches best in the video so if you'd like to see the swatches please watch the video.  I have some thoughts and tips there too.



I'm loving wearing this with all my tanks and cold shoulder tops.  It would be brilliant on the body during holiday season as well.  The teeny golden micro shimmers stay where you brush them on and don't fall off flaking all over.  It's a really well done highlighter.

Are you curious to see what else Tarte has coming out for holiday?  ME TOO!!!  I know there will be tons of stuff, Ulta Exclusives, Sephora Exclusives.  I'm getting curious!

You can follow Tarte Cosmetics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.  What do you think about this lovely?  What kind of makeup are you looking forward to this holiday season?


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Now At Ulta Beauty - Models Own Cosmetics - Review and Swatches




There's a new video on my youtube channel which contains information about my Becca Cosmetics X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette Giveaway, Models Own makeup, Pixi Beauty Misting Sprays, Becca Bronzers, Stila Cosmetics and more.  There are pictures and swatches, if you want to watch.  If youtube isn't your thing, read on below and let's talk a little about the brand Models Own, a UK cosmetics company now being sold at Ulta Beauty....and it's even on sale this week!!  Models Own is a cruelty free company with many vegan options.


I was super excited to see Models Own in Ulta.  I have a couple of their nail polishes that I bought years ago that are in my stash but I honestly had no idea they had makeup!  Today I'm going to show you the highlighter and two liquid lipsticks that I was sent as well as two eyeshadow palettes that I purchased to check out the brand.

In the above mentioned video, as well as my The Beachwaver video, I am wearing both Lix Matte Liquid Lipsticks that I received.  I'm using them as an ombre' type of lip with Coral Fresh on the inner lip and Berry Cool as the main lip color.  These are normally priced at $7.99 but are on sale at Ulta for $5.99.



I love to wear them both together as an ombre' but I have also worn them individually.  One thing that I particularly like about Coral Fresh is that it's a really wearable coral for me.  Sometimes coral can look too bright, too neon, or too garish on me, but this is a great color.  Berry Fresh is a color that will work for everyone and a good way to ease into a darker color or a red.

The wear of the Lix Matte Liquid Lipsticks for me has been really good.  I drink a lot of water day and night, (ok Diet Coke too!), and it doesn't come off when I drink.  There is color drain around the inner lip when I eat.  That will either bother you or it won't.  It doesn't bother me because it wears really well otherwise.  I find them comfortable and an amazing liquid lipstick for the price.  I obviously want to try more colors.  At this time, there are only six colors at Ulta, and I'm really hoping for a good nude pink to pop up in the future.  There are eight colors on Models Own website, which does ship worldwide.

If you follow me on social media, you know where I'm going next...Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighting Powder, (.5 oz).  The color I have is Golden Sand.  This is normally priced at $11.99 and is now on sale at Ulta for $8.99.  It's HUGE.


Guys.....guys....we just have to have a chat about this!!  This is an incredible highlighter!  Oh my gosh, like hidden gem in Ulta!  Go get both.  Now!  Seriously so pretty.  It shows a lightly pink champagne on me, which is my favorite highlighting tone.


I have more swatches in my video.  You might want to check them out.  This highlighter can apply lightly for a glow, or layered for a GLOOOW.  It lasts until you take it off.  The staying power is unreal.  It's so beautiful, doesn't have any glitter, and gives a stunning sheen.  I can say with confidence that this highlighter will definitely be in my Best Highlighters of 2017 video.  The best buying advice I've ever given you is to get this highlighter.

The first eyeshadow palette I'll show you is Vintage Rose. I bought these palettes at the full retail price of $17.99 but they're now on sale for $13.49 for a .24 oz palette.  I was wearing it in the video at the top of this post.  I think the packaging is pretty and gives you a good idea of what the palettes will be like.




I've just worn this once so far so I can't give you a full review but I do want to show you swatches and give you my initial first impressions.  I have some thoughts in the video as well.


The mix of colors is pretty.  I chose this as a supplement to the Too Faced Natural Love eyeshadow palette.  That one is a nice lighter colored palette but for my taste, I have to throw some darker shades in and I think this palette will work well.  The matte shades show up very lightly on my arm but better on the eye.  They also come with a two sided brush, which I show in the video, that I used for my look.   Hmm, a picture of my eye look here would have been good, right?

My second palette is Wonderland, a cool mix of greys and blues.


I haven't worn this yet, but I'm looking forward to it.  I'm really a cool lover and wanted something vastly different from all the warm bronzes, oranges and reds we've seen lately.

This palette is mostly shimmers, which I really like.  The two mattes don't swatch well on my arm, but I can tell the plummy color is going to be a great crease color for me.  I love colors like that in my crease.  I can't comment yet on the wear but I'm looking forward to giving it a go.


So far, my experience with Models Own is really nice.  I look forward to checking out more of their products.  My testing of the highlighter and the liquid lipsticks has been very exciting and positive.

You can find Models Own products at Ulta or on the Models Own website.  Follow them on their social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

How about you?  Have you seen Models Own in your local Ulta?  Have you tried any yet?

Sunday, May 7, 2017

How I Enjoy Complexion Perfection From Lancome!!

These items were provided for free from Lancome thru Influenster. All opinions are my own.


I received a box through the Influenster program from Lancome that contained new products to test.  It's always exciting for a beauty influencer to be involved in testing new products.  The first item in the box was Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Makeup Stick with SPF 21, ($42).


The color I received was 215 Buff (N), a shade of beige with neutral tones.  This is perfect for my skintone.  I knew I would love it because I'd purchased the exact same stick in the same color last spring.


I really like this foundation stick.  It glides brilliantly and smooths to perfection on the skin.  It is comfortable, hydrating and longwearing.  Teint Idole Ultra Longwear stick is oil-free, smudge resistant, transfer free and suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.  It comes in a wide range of 20 shades.  You can find the ingredient list here.

The next item in the box is the Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage concealer, ($31).  I received the color 110 Ivory (c).  This is classified as a cool shade and is in a typical squeeze type tube.  When I first looked at it, I thought it would be too orange for me but it is perfect for my coloring.  It covers my purple undereye circles and blends easily over any small marks I might have.  It has full coverage with a very lightweight feel in a non-creasing formula.  I'm really pleased with this item in the length of wear, color and how easily it blends.  You can see swatches below, (l to r: foundation, concealer, highlighter, lipgloss).

swatches

The Lancome Click N Glow Highlighting Pen, ($23), comes in four colors.  I received D'Or, which is a golden shimmer.  This is designed for sophisticated brightening rather than the in your face kind of brightness. although it can be built up for a more obvious kind of glow.  It's in a click pen with a doe foot applicator.

highlighter

You can mix this with foundation or concealer for overall brightening, use it for spot highlighting, or layered with any other highlighter you might have.  This pen is really cool.  The delivery is perfect for travel or reapplying throughout the day if you need to.  I plan to pick up the Rose, a light pink tone, as well.  It is infused with glycerin and vitamin E to insure your skin stays hydrated.

The fourth item I received was Lancome Le Mettalique Metallic Lip Lacquer in Mirrored Nude, ($22), a pink champagne metallic gloss.  This was already on my wishlist and it's travel size fits easily into a purse or pocket.  This gloss has a lightweight hydrating formula with a multi-dimensional shine.  Mirrored Nude is the lightest of the colors.



Lancome can be purchased at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, and all other department stores.  My thanks to Influenster and Lancome for the opportunity to try these products.

Have you tried any of these four?  What do you think?  What is your very favorite Lancome product?

Monday, April 3, 2017

New Strobe And Highlighters From Makeup Revolution!

Hello and happy Monday.  Today on my youtube channel, I have swatched and compared some highlighters and strobing powders from Makeup Revolution.  Some are the newest that they have and are gorgeous.  It's a short video and if you're a highlight lover like I am, you might want to tune in.


Do you love highlighters?  Or are you ready to move onto the next new trend?  Thanks for watching!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Becca Cosmetics Prismatic Amethyst Pressed Shimmering Highlighter, Pics, Swatches and Dupe Comparisons


Have you heard all the buzz this week in makeupland?  It's about the new highlighter that hit the market from Becca Cosmetics.  It is Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed Powder, ($38 / .25 oz), or as we like to call it, highlighter.  Becca released this as a pre-sale to Sephora VIB members and it will be on sale to everyone at Sephora on Feb. 22nd.

As the name implies, the compact has a gorgeous amethyst colored outer rim and bottom and contains an opalescent amethyst powder with the same gorgeous topagraphy as was issued with the recent Rose Quartz highlighter.  I  have a youtube video with comparisons to many highlighters that I have in my stash and will be inserted below.

Rose quartz, highlighter

Doesn't it look so much cooler in tone than the Rose Quartz?  Take a closer look, but reserve your buying decision for the swatches!


The powder is a lavender with pink and opal iridescence.  On my skin, it shows as the most beautiful pink toned glow.  I'd love to see it on someone with strong yellow tones and see how it looks on them.  This will be stunning on darker skintones.  It is exactly the color I had hoped Rose Quartz to be on my skin.


If you'd like to see more swatches and swatch comparisons to other highlighters, please view the following youtube video.  I'd be thankful for any likes, subscribing or comments you wish to do.


The Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Prismatic Amethyst will be available to the public on February 22, 2017 and is linked right here, with my affiliate.  It is the same great quality that we've come to know and love from Becca.

I'm dying to know what you think of this highlighter.  Will you be purchasing?  I'm thankful to my friend Tracy who encouraged me to get it and was patient with me while I got frustrated with Paypal, lol.  Anyway, I think she's a beauty and I'm dying to know if you have anything else like it.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

For A Beautiful Glow, Try Kardashian Beauty Incandescent Lightbox In Aurora; Swatches And Review

Have I got a treat for you today!! I bought the Kardashian Beauty Incandescent Lightbox, ($14.99), highlighter in the color Aurora when I first saw it at Ulta about a month ago.  It looked stunning in the pan and is no less beautiful on the skin!!!  I used to buy my Kardashian Beauty products at Fred Meyer when I lived in the PNW, and now I'm thankfully able to find them at Ulta.  This is good makeup, people!!!  It doesn't matter what you think of reality tv, the Kardashian Beauty line is one worth checking out.  I've purchased many of their products and none have failed to perform.  So let's look at the newest highlighter.


swatches, review, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe

If you whirl it around in different lighting, you can see the different aspects.  For instance, the above picture shows the base colors, while the one below shows more of the irridescence.

swatches, review, KBeauty, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe

With my dry skin, I'm all about that glow, as are the Kardashians, so I just had to buy this.  The size of the compact is very large, fitting across my palm, so it's a lot of bang for your $14.99, especially if you get it at Ulta this week where Kardashian Beauty products are buy one, get one 50% off!!!

Anyway, working from the inner most star to the outer, (right to left in the picture below), there is a peachy highlight, a gold highlight, and a pink toned highlighter.  You could use them seperately with the right brushes.  You can use them all mixed together, and you can mix them in a way that uses more of one color than the others.

I'm taking a guess at the creation of this product but to me, the peachy would be Kourtney, the gold is Kim and the pinky is Khloe.  Mix them all together and you have Mama Kris who embodies the essence of each individual daughter i.e. swatch color.

swatches, review, Kbeauty, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe

On my hand, the colors are swatched the same way as you see the compact above.  The peach is on the right, the gold is in the middle, the pinky is on the left.  Beneath are the three colors together.  Isn't it beautiful!!  Each color shows a different aspect as you move through various lighting and lighting angles.

swatches, review, Kbeauty, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe

swatches, review, Kbeauty, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe

I like each color individually but I really love them combined.  The Incandescent Lightbox in Aurora lasts all day on me.  I have hope that more colors may follow since this one is named.

Two other Kardashian products that I love and find to be superior quality are the Radient Ombre blushes, and the Cabana Bronze Matte Bronzer.  The bronzer has fantastic neutral tones and I've used it to sculpt, highlight and contour with ease.  I've often gone out with just the Cabana Bronzer strategically on my face.  Nothing but nice quality products.

You can purchase Kardashian Beauty at Ulta, and Fred Meyer, and online at Ulta.com and KBeauty.  Be sure to follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and let your inner Kardashian glow!!

Have you tried any of the Kardashian Beauty products?  If you have, what is your favorite?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

This Is The Essence Metal Glam Collection - First Look

Oooooh, last minute Christmas shopping really pays off!!! I went to Fred Meyer and found the new Essence Metal Glam Collection. It was all so beautiful. There are three nail colors and a glitter. They looked awesome on the display so I bought two and the glitter. The nail polish that I left at the store was a chrome lavendar. There is a highlighting shimmer, three gorgeous eye shadows, a lip gloss and nail stickers that I need to play with.

Essence cosmetics, highlighter, nail polish, holographic, eyeshadow, Metal Glam, lipgloss, nail stickers

Posted via Instagram

Have you seen this collection yet?  Essence is carried at Fred Meyer in the Pacific Northwest and Ulta in the PNW and everywhere else.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December Ipsy Bag! Check It Out!!!

I always plan to show you my Ipsy Bag and I just haven't gotten it done at all this year...UNTIL NOW!!!  I have received some awesome items in the bags over the last year...including NYX blush, lipsticks, eyeshadows...Be A Bombshell blush...mind you, these are all full sized items...Sation nail polish, Zoya nail polish....AND MORE....

Here is the December 2013 Ipsy bag that I received.  I'm leaving my picture full sized so that you can drool as much as possible over the items.


Ipsy bag, eyelashes, eyeshadow, blush, nailpolish, lipgloss

(Originally posted via Instagram)

The sides of my picture were cut off in the Instagram photo to fit IG better.  But here are some things that you need to know:  A year's subscription to Ipsy is only $110.   To purchase an individual bag is just $10, so there's a $10 savings with the yearly price....did I mention you are receiving full sized items in each bag?


First, there is the bag.  This one is pretty nice.  Most bags are bout 5" x 7".  Love the shiny black textured outside and the hot pink inside.  Love!!!

The lipstick I received is NYX Cosmetics in the color Cream, (#607).  It's a frosted nude beige.  I love everything NYX.  I started buying them many years ago on trips to Hawaii where Longs Drugs was the only place I could find the brand.  I loaded up on pigments and eyeshadows.....bringing it to present day, I'm now able to buy a limited amount of their items at Fred Meyer.  Our two local Targets just received the brand this month but they seem to have trouble re-stocking NYX and Pixi.  It's.....so........sloooooooow.  Anyway, when I am out of state, I purchase from the full line of NYX at Ulta and one of my favorite places to shop for NYX online is Cherry Couture.  They often have fantastic sales.  You should definitely check them out.  Don't forget to shop the brand's own website NYX Cosmetics.com.  Sign up for their email and receive 25% off your first order.

I met with the NYX team at Cosmoprof North America this past summer and the one before and I'm telling you the products that were introduced this year are just killer and wait until you see what's coming up in the spring.  I'll be writing that up soon to let you know what I've discovered.

Lastly, about the lipstick, in the end cap is a matching lipgloss.  NYX Cosmetics truly has great products at great prices and I've received many awesome NYX items in my Ipsy bags.   Happy, happy, happy. You are also able to purchase these items and more from the brands on the Ipsy website.  Each bag contains a postcard featuring the brands of the month and information about the special discounts which often come  from many of them.

Be A Bombshell is a brand I hadn't experienced or heard of until Ipsy.  At this point, I've received a many different types of items from them and I've enjoyed them all.  It's a good brand and I've been impressed with the quality.  This month's bag includes The One Stick.  My color is Girl Crush, a light pink with a hint of golden shimmer, which is absolutely perfect for me.  I think I'd prefer this on my lips rather than cheeks just because I personally am not fond of cream cheek color.  However, this color intrigues me and I'm going to give it a try.  It looks beautiful and would be great for a classic wintery etherial look.  Use it anywhere you like for a wisp of color.  Layer it to make more of a statement, if you like.

Next is NickaK NY nailpolish in the color NY112, a taupe toned milk chocolate color. This goes well with the NYX round lipstick Cream.  I've also met with the Nicka K team at CosmoprofNA last summer and had a great visit.  It wasn't quite that way this last July unfortunately but I do love this nail polish.  She's a beauty!

Let's talk Pop Beauty! I was thrilled to find a Bright Up Your Life eyeshadow trio in my bag.  Mine is called Smokin' Hot and is perfect for this time of year, or anytime really.  It contains three shades of grey, from light to dark, with varying amounts of shimmer from heavy to slight.  You can also find Pop Beauty at Ulta and on Ipsy.

The last item in my already stuffed Ipsy bag is Ardell Natural Lashes, number 120 Demi, in the color black.  These are light and wispy and come with glue for application.   You can find these at virtually any store.  I usually buy mine at Sally's or at Fred Meyer when they do a buy one, get one 1/2 off sale; which is currently running thru December 21st, if you live in the Pacific Northwest.

There you have it:  Full sized items for just $10 a month!!!  Isn't it amazing?  And if you sign up for a year, you basically get one month free!!!  A year is just $110!!  WORTH IT!!!  If you use my Ipsy link, I will receive a few points and eventually will be able to use them toward a purchase.  Check out what's on their website and see if you might be interested.  This is the first time I've blogged my Ipsy bag, (shame on me but it's really been a rough year).  I have been completely satisfied with every bag I've received since I re-joined last March.

And the final note for this blog post that I have to tell you:  Ipsy has a series of questions that you can answer and the bags are catered to your preferences.  Holy great idea, Batman!!!  And you can change those preferences any time that you want!

Are you an Ipsy subscriber?  Which of the monthly sample services do you subscribe to?


Monday, October 21, 2013

Today I Received An Order From Urban Decay - Sneak Peeks

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Today I received a box that I had ordered from Urban Decay. I was dazzled by the Shattered Face Case. It looks cool on the outside and inside is your "face in a case" for a long weekend, vacation or anytime. I'm already loving this more than I had imagined when I ordered it. Here's the outside.



And on the inside there are two levels to the palette.  You get five eyeshadows, a Lovechild High Gloss Lip Color, one of Urban Decay's awesome eyeliners, a blush, a bronzer and a highlight.  And there are great mirrors inside.  I promise swatches to come!


And while I was sitting around playing on Instagram, I also loaded a picture of my new Naked Illuminator.  


This is a mini "pretty picture" post with full review and swatches in the future.  You can purchase the UD items on Sephora.com, in Sephora stores, or on Urban Decay's own website.  Additionally, Urban Decay products are sold online at Beauty.com and Amazon.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle Eye and Face Palette Swatches and Review

In this post, I introduced you to Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and promised some reviews. Today we're going to look at one of the palettes called Khloe's Kardazzle. It is the gold palette in the following display.

Khroma Beauty Eyeshadow Lip Display, Kardashian Beauty

If you notice at the bottom of the display, there are three different palette combinations pictured, but my store had just two different kinds; one for Kim and one for Khloe. I'm curious to know if any of you have seen a palette that might be labeled as Kourtney. Anyway, let's take a look at Khloe's Kardazzle.

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle palette, Kardashian beauty, Face palette, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter

Pretty, isn't it? Even prettier inside! OOOO LA LA!!

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle palette, Kardashian beauty, Face palette, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter

It's a complete face palette featuring eight eyeshadows, (four matte and four shimmer), a blush, a highlighter and a bronzer, all with a fully mirrored lid. Best of all, this palette retails for just $12.99. I like that you have four matte shadows with the four shimmers. This combination provides for easy use and great combinations.

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle palette, Kardashian beauty, Face palette, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter

The shadows are smooth, silky and go on with no fallout. I have worn this palette several different times and every time, not even kidding, I've worn it over 12 hours with no creasing, fading or fallout. That's really amazing, especially at the price point. I have shadows that are much more expensive that don't last half as long. I'm pretty impressed with the quality.

How about swatches of the eyeshadows? They are a good corresponding array of hues.

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle palette, Kardashian beauty, Face palette, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter, swatches

I was surprised the palette contained a full mirror. I was equally as surprised to find the bottom compartment that contains a blush, highlighter and a bronzer.

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle palette, Kardashian beauty, Face palette, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter

Swatched on my arm, it is hard to see the shades very well. My face is quite a bit lighter than my arms due to all the fabulous skincare and efforts that I use to take care of that more exposed skin. In this palette, both the blush and bronzer work better for me as blushes because the bronzer is so light on me. I have olive undertones and I suspect people with undertones that produce that beautiful pale skin will marvel at this bronzer, having finally found the one that works for them. The highlighter is just awesome for me and for anybody.

Blush on the left, highlighter, and bronzer on the right.

Khroma Beauty Khloe's Kardazzle palette, Kardashian beauty, Face palette, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter, swatches

My overall opinion is that these palettes are wonderful. I purchased both Kim and Khloe. For the price, they are a SUPERB value!! I found mine at Fred Meyer, and they are also sold at Ulta, Sears, Kmart, CVS and Duane Reade. You can follow Khroma Beauty on Facebook, and on Twitter.
Have you seen the products in your neighborhood yet?  Do you want to know else I purchased from the line?

Edited to add:  I need to note that the palette itself is a lightweight plastic.  It kind of surprised me but I don't mind a bit because it keeps the cost down for someone like me to a teen wanting her first "grown-up" palette.)


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