ColourPop Review

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Hey guys! So Today I want to do a brand review for you guys. I thought I would start off with a ColourPop review. I own a few different ColourPop products, an ultra satin liquid lipstick, an ultra matte liquid lipstick, a super shock cheek highlighter, and five different lippie stix. Colourpop in general is an awesome brand with good quality product and great prices as well. So lets jump into the review.

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So the top swatch is of the shade “Lumiere 2” which is an ultra matte liquid lipstick. This cost only $6 on the ColourPop website, which is an amazing price because this is a very high quality product. It is long lasting and does not try out my lips. It is also in collaboration with youtuber Kathleen Lights and I love supporting beauty youtubers and their dreams. This color with Mac’s “Whirl” lipliner underneath is a beautiful color combo that will last for hours on your lips.

The bottom swatch is of the shade “Magic Wand” which is an ultra satin liquid lipstick and it also retails for only $6. This shade is also very long lasting and doesn’t really transfer. I love to make this shade seem like a darker nude by using a brown lipliner underneath. I think Colourpop has amazing liquid lipstick quality especially for only being $6, I highly recommend them.

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These swatches are of multiple different shades of their Lippie Stix. I love these products, they are so creamy and light on your lips. I feel like they do really well on your lips and won’t make them look dry. They are incredibly pigmented, and you can ever layer a liquid lipstick on top. The shades from top to bottom are Poppin (matte x), I Heart This (matte), Julep (creme), Heart On (matte), and Flawless (satin). I love all of these finishes and formulas, I really love how matte the Matte X formula is in the shade “Poppin”. The ColourPop Lippie Stix are only $5 and they are incredibly pigmented and such a great quality for that price.

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So the last product I own by ColourPop is one of their Super Shock Cheek Highlighters. This swatch is of the shade “Stole The Show” and it is a pearlized finish. I absolutely LOVE this highlight. It looks amazing as a cheek bone highlight but I also love it for my inner corners on my eyes, and also as a brow highlight. I have fair skin so this highlight is very nice yet not too over the top. It does give me an awesome glow though and the product itself is very creamy and blendable. This product retails for only $8 and I’m not quite sure why I haven’t bought more shades. I am definitely due for another Colourpop haul.

Also I just want to mention that I love ColourPop packaging as well. The packaging of the product is simple yet durable, and also when they send you the product they put the cutest little notes inside. I also recently got their new brow pencil, as well as a highlight and contour stick. I will be doing a separate review on those soon when I have more chances to try out the product, so keep your eyes peeled for part 2 coming soon. All in all I give ColourPop 5 out of 5 stars. Thanks for reading everyone!

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Makeup Collection: Foundations

IMG_2636Hey guys! So I’ve decided that my makeup collection is growing and getting to a pretty decent size, so I want to share my collection with you all and review some of the products I own. So today will be all about my foundation collection. I will be reviewing foundations that I use and basically these foundations are all the ones I own other than 2 or 3 I have that do not match my skin tone. So lets just jump right in.

IMG_2622So this foundation is the Nars “All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation”. I have it in the shade “deauville” which is also known as light 4. This foundation is a very watery foundation. This is one of my more expensive foundations, I got it at Sephora for $48. Honestly I have not used this foundation very often on its own, BUT I do mix it quite often with my Sephora brand foundation and I love that combo! It has a nice glow and lasts throughout the day. Also I love the pump it comes with, it is very practical and easy to use.

IMG_2623This is the newest foundation I have added to my collection. This is Tarte’s “Rainforest of the Sea” foundation. I have it in the shade “light neutral”. This is a water foundation! It has a little dropper which works well but I’m not a fan of droppers for foundation, I do prefer pumps. This is another foundation that I typically mix, with either my Sephora foundation or my Loreal “True Match Lumi” foundation. It gives a very nice hydrating look to my face and it is very long lasting. This retails for $39 at Sephora and I believe Ulta carries this as well. Another bright side about this foundation is it does have a small amount of SPF, it has SPF 15 sunscreen in it.

IMG_2624This is my Sephora “10HR wear perfection” foundation. I have it in the shade “light 23”. I typically do not wear this foundation by itself because it is slightly dark on my skin tone BUT it is my favorite foundation to mix with other foundations because this has amazing coverage. I love the coverage and how long this lasts, for only $20 it is totally worth it. It is definitely a staple in my collection.

IMG_2625These are the foundations I own from Loreal. On the left I have “True Match Lumi” which is in the shade “W3 Nude Beige” and also has SPF 20 in it. This retails at Ulta for $12.99. I love this foundation, it gives me a nice glow and also has good build able coverage without looking too cakey. On the right I have “True Match Lumi Cushion”. I got this foundation after hearing Jaclyn Hill rave about how amazing it is, and she was right! I love this foundation, I love the cushion applicator, and even the packaging is cute. The Lumi Cushion I have in shade “W2” and it is the best color match on my skin tone ever. It looks so natural and gives me such a nice healthy looking glow, I love it. It also has an amazing mirror compact inside, and that is always a plus! The only down side is that it does retail for $16.99 which to me is a little much for a drugstore foundation.

IMG_2626 2These are my Make Up For Ever foundations. My absolute favorite powder foundation which is the one on the right, their “Pro Finish” powder foundation. I have very dry skin and this is the one powder that doesn’t make my skin look even worse. It is actually the only powder foundation I own and use because of how much I love it. I did just hit pan on this (sad face). I have this in the shade “117” and it retails for $36. Then on the left I have my “Ultra HD” foundation stick in the shade “118”. It retails at Sephora for $43. I love the coverage of this foundation, its very bendable and a little goes a long way. I also love how easy it is to use, I do a swipe across my forehead, one on my chin, and two on my cheek, then just blend with a beauty blender. It is so easy to just throw in my purse and use. If you have dry skin, this foundation will give you a great glow.

IMG_2627And Finally I have my Maybelline foundations. On the left I have the “Dream Velvet” soft matte foundation in the shade “10”and this retails for $10.99. On the right I have the “Fit Me” dewy & smooth foundation in the shade “110” and it retails for only $7.99. I have only used the Dream Velvet foundation once but I loved it. My cousin actually convinced me to buy this because her skin kept looking flawless for days so I finally had to ask what she was using. Her selfies were turning out amazing! The “Fit Me” foundation I have only worn once for about 2 hours, but it did give me a great dewy look. I am excited to keep trying these foundations, and hopefully they are as good as they seem.

So these are all my foundations currently, and I hope you enjoyed. Let me know in the comments below if there are any other foundations I need to add to this collection. Thanks for reading, and until next time!

MCM: Makeup Crush Monday

Hey guys! So I thought that I would start a fun little segment where every Monday I post my new “makeup crush” of the week. So basically instead of Man Crush Monday over on Instagram, I will do a makeup crush Monday on here of my favorite product that week.

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So this product right here will be my very first makeup crush! This is the Maybelline “Instant Age Rewind” concealer. I got this concealer at Target a few weeks ago and I believe it cost about $7. You guys…. this is by far my favorite concealer I have ever used, and it is a drugstore concealer so that is always a bonus. I am somebody who loves to switch up the products that I use and I typically won’t use the same product more than twice in a row. This is the concealer I have worn for the last 7 days straight. It is just so creamy, and blendable. It doesn’t cake up under my eyes, and it also doesn’t crease so that is a bonus.

I love how you apply it. The sponge is on the top and all you do is you twist the top of the tube (right under the sponge) and after a few clicks the concealer will start to come out of the sponge, and then voila, you apply it. I use the sponge to apply and then I blend it out with my beauty blender.

Has anyone else tried this concealer? Am I the only one obsessed? Let me know in the comments below what your makeup crush Monday is this week! Also, tell me if you guys have any concealers that could top this one…I am definitely on a concealer kick lately! Until next time, thanks for reading!

Weekend Must Haves

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Hey guys! For this post I wanted to share with you guys my must haves for this weekend. I don’t only use these products for weekends, but for this weekend these are my main products. Just to give you an overview of my weekend, I don’t have much going on other than the Brad Paisley concert. So these products will be used while I run errands throughout my weekend, and also for the concert Saturday night.

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For my hair this weekend I want it to look cute but without much effort. I have a lot of errands to run, and for the concert I don’t want to straighten it and have it get all frizzy (it is an outdoor venue). So I will be using the Not Your Mother’s “Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. This stuff is sooo good to use to get your hair wavy and volumized. I got this bottle at target for a little under $6. It is so easy to use, I just spray it on my hair when its dry and then just scrunch it a little bit. Perfect! So easy to use on the go as well.

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So this here is the NYX Color Correcting palette. I believe I got this at Target for about $11. I am new to the color correcting scene so I wanted to try a drug store version before buying a high end color corrector. I really do enjoy this palette, especially for weekends when I get less sleep and wake up with dark circles. I also use this for any red spots that I want to cover. If you have been thinking about trying to color correct I would recommend this product to start with.

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This is my Makeup Forever Pro Finish powder. I love this face powder, and it is actually the only face powder I really use. It matches my skin tone perfectly, I wear the shade 117. It has great guidable coverage and comes with a little applicator underneath the powder compartment. I always keep this in my purse for touch ups, and it will definitely be a must have at the Brad Paisley concert. This is a more pricey product since it is a foundation, it retails at Sephora for $36.

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This is a swatch of the pigment in the Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish 003 in the shade “Golden”. Now the Skin Fetish 003 is a high end product from a high end brand. This is the most expensive makeup product I have bought. It retails at Sephora for $72. It does not only include this pigment though, it also includes a Shiny Stick highlighter + balm duo, as well as a buffer brush. I LOVE this pigment, the color is amazing, the highlight is on fleek, and it lasts a long time with no touch ups needed. The brush and shiny stick are both great products as well but this pigment is by far my favorite in the package. The packaging of the pigment is a fairly cheap compact though, similar to I would say, ELF compact packaging. I love to just glow on the weekends and look dewy, so I love to use a dewy foundation and then apply this pigment. Highlight is on fleek!

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Last but certainly not least I have my Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in the shade “Mary Jo K”. I know that Kylie Cosmetics has some controversy on how its formula is so similar to the formula found in Colourpop liquid lipsticks, but to me I love the Colourpop lipsticks but the Kylie Lip Kits do just last longer on my lips. So I prefer the Lip Kits, especially because these are hands down my favorite lip liners ever. The liners are so creamy and pigmented. So since I am going to a country concert I definitely want to rock a red lip, and this one is perfect because of how long they last on my lips. I also enjoy the vanilla scent as well. The Kylie Lip Kits retail for I believe $28, but beware because after taxes and shipping they do total to about $40. In my opinion, still worth it because of how much I LOVE the lip liner.

So these are all of my weekend must haves for this weekend in particular. I really hope you guys enjoyed, and thank you so much for reading my post!

What’s in my bag: Lip EditionĀ 

This is my very first blog post! I am so excited to start this journey and I’m so happy that you have found your way to this post, so let’s just jump on in!
These are the lip products that have been swimming around in my bag for the last few days. I’m going to break them down from left to right and give you a quick review on each one.

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On the far left I have an Urban Decay Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss in the shade “Sesso”. This is the only Urban Decay Lipgloss I own and I LOVE it, it is definitely one of my favorite glosses and the color looks great on my lips. It is a sticky formula but that doesn’t bother me, especially because the gloss lasts a while with one application. I was told by a Sephora worker once that this shade is only available in the Urban Decay Naked On The Run Palette (which is one of my favorite palettes of all time).

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Next is the Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Lolita”. This is probably my most used liquid lipstick EVER. I love the formula, how long it lasts, and the color. It looks absolutely perfect over Mac’s “whirl” lip liner. I have nothing bad to say about Kat Von D liquid lipsticks at all, they are about $21 I believe, and they are totally worth it.

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Then we have a classic Mac Cosmetics Lipstick in the shade “Taupe”. This is another favorite of mine (of course, thats why it is always in my bag). It is such a nice light taupe brown, it is perfect. I prefer liquid lipsticks over regular lipsticks, but when it comes to Mac you can never get too many lipsticks. I almost always have at least one Mac lipstick somewhere in my bag.

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Next is a lip liner from the Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani collaboration. This collaboration has the cutest packaging I have ever seen. You can totally see Gwen’s style in it, and knowing that she put that much attention into her collaboration and products is a nice feeling. This is the shade “ex-girlfriend” and I love it under any nude shades. It is a very nice and creamy formula.

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Finally but certainly not least, I have the Kylie Cosmetics Lipgloss in the shade “Literally”. I have all three shades of the lip glosses but this one for some reason came in a liquid lipstick tube, which are actually slightly bigger so I am not complaining! Not only am I a huge Kylie Jenner fan but I actually really love the quality of her products. These glosses are not too sticky, have a nice scent, and are very long lasting as well. There is one shade lighter called “So Cute” and one other darker shade called “Like”, which happens to be my favorite shade. For $18 a piece, I love these glosses!

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If I had to choose an absolute die hard favorite out of all of these lip products it would definitely have to be a tie between the Kylie Cosmetic’s Lipgloss and the Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick. It depends on if I am in the mood for a gloss, or in the mood for a matte lip. All of these products are great choices though if you are looking for any new lip products!