Makeup Haul/Review ft. Kylie Cosmetics & Jeffree Star

Hello everybody and Happy Friday! I can not believe we are down to our last 2 months of 2016. This year has flown by so quickly for me, but it has been an awesome year. I hope everyone else has had a great year, and we can all end it good as well. This post is getting up a little later than I wanted, and it is a fun makeup haul and some reviews, so let’s get started.

So the first product I want to talk to you all about is something I have been wanting to try out for a while. Cosmetic glitters! I am a part of a wonderful makeup group on Facebook and a lot of the girls on there (and boys) are very talented at makeup, and will do some really awesome looks with glitters. So I asked around and it seemed like a lot of them were using cosmetic glitter from bulkglitters.com as well as using Too Faced’s glitter glue. I have yet to get glitter glue, so I have not been able to wear my glitters in a look yet, but I do have some opinions on them. First, the price is awesome. I got these jars for $1.25 each, and they seem to have enough to last me a very very long time. They have varying sizes, so they even have a smaller jar for $1, and then they have bigger and bigger sizes as well. I thought $1.25 was an awesome price, especially for my first time trying glitters so I went with that. I got 8 different shades, Golden Eye, Star Struck Silver, Mint Julip, Emerald Earth, Slinky Silver, Springtime Blue, Bubblegum, and what appears to be my favorite shade of them all Black Copper Mine. The other thing I noticed about these are that they have different types of glitter, I got 7 different “ultra fine” ones, and then one “fine” glitter. I definitely recommend the “ultra fine” ones, simply because when I am looking at the “fine” one I got which is in Star Struck Silver, I can tell that the glitter specks look a lot bigger, and to me I think I prefer the smaller pieces of glitter. Overall though I am really excited to try them out and if you have any tips on using cosmetic glitters I would love to hear about them in the comments below.

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Another brand I finally got to try out that I have been wanting to try is Jeffree Star Cosmetics. I know Jeffree Star can be a controversial in the makeup community but I still have heard awesome things about his products, so when he offered free shipping for 24 hours, I knew it was time to try it out. I was really just interested in trying out his Velour Liquid Lipstick formula, so I just ordered one liquid lipstick in the shade “Abused”. I got this shade which is a dark purple-ish black shade because with Halloween just passing I realized I have really never tried a really dark shade before so I figured I could try 2 new things at once. So I just received this yesterday and I have not gotten to wear it out yet, but I did try it on and I noticed 2 things about it. First, I am not sure this dark of a shade works well on me, and second, to me it had a very odd scent. I know Jeffree has some products with scents but I wasn’t sure this was one of them, but to me it almost smells like a strong root beer scent. It was such a strong scent, it made me feel like my lips were tingling. I really wanted to like this formula though, so I will definitely have to give it another try. I’d love to try his highlighters as well.

I also received 2 new liquid lipsticks from Kylie Cosmetics. I have used Kylie Cosmetics before and I love their Lipkits. I think their lip liners are the best lip liners on the market, in my opinion, they are extremely pigmented, creamy, and long lasting. I also have yet to find a liquid lipstick that is as long lasting as hers. I have worn Mary Jo K for 8 hours once with no touch ups. I also own her 3 original gloss shades, which I love. So when I found out on Halloween that she was giving away a free KyMajesty metallic liquid lipstick with every order, I decided to get a new shade of liquid lipstick, so I could also receive KyMajesty and try out her metallic lipsticks. First, let me say that the new matte liquid lipstick shade I bought is “Ginger” and I absolutely love it, it is a beautiful nude, slightly brown, slightly orange shade. Now for KyMajesty. I think it is definitely a unique shade to have, although I am not 100% sure on how I am going to wear it yet. I do think that it almost has a slightly blue tint to the color, which doesn’t bother me but I did originally think it would be more black. The only other thing I can say about KyMajesty and her metallic liquid lipsticks so far is that I thought the formula was a little more clumpy then the matte liquid lipstick ones, and it was just a little more messy to work with. For free, I am very happy with this KyMajesty, if I was actually paying for and purchasing a metallic liquid lipstick from Kylie Cosmetics, I would probably go for a different shade. Overall though, this was not a bad product.

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Then finally I just wanted to quickly mention some Dollar Tree products that I tried out. I think I mentioned I bought these a while back to you guys, but I finally got around to opening them and testing them out and thought I would let you know what I think. Remember I bought these at Dollar Tree so they only cost me $1 a piece, which is not bad at all, can’t find anything cheaper. So I will start off by saying the L.A. Colors shimmering loose eyeshadow was a complete waste. I am not even going to discuss this product anymore because there is nothing to discuss. With the Elf smudge pot I got the shade “Poppin Party” and I think this is really creamy, and I love the formula but I was expecting a purple shade and it was much more of like a muddy dark gray or black to me. I would definitely like to try more shades though, for $1 it is very worth it. Then the Wet N Wild eyeshadow in the shade “Creme Brulee” is awesome! This is so pigmented and it is a great base shade, or priming shade for your lid before you use other shadow colors. I will definitely be picking more of these up because I think the product was great, especially for being only $1.

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So that is all for my haul and review today everyone, I really appreciate you sticking around and reading this. I wanted to also let you know I am about 50 followers away from my first Twitter giveaway (@corinnascorner) if you are interested in entering that, make sure you follow me on twitter so you do not miss out. I am also nearing 2K on instagram (Corinnascornerxo) and will be doing an awesome giveaway for that as well. I am hoping to have a Bite Beauty review coming this weekend, and other than that I am not sure what post will be next. I have been really wanting to do more Lifestyle posts, instead of basically only beauty, so let me know in the comments if that would interest you, or if you have any ideas for posts. Until next time.

MCM: Morphe’s “The Little Palette”

Hey everybody and happy Monday! For today’s Makeup Crush Monday I am going to be talking about a new Morphe palette. Morphe recently came out with “The Little Palette” and they came out with 5 different ones. The best thing about this product is that they only cost $10. There are 4 shimmer and 4 matte shades in each one. I bought “Copper Popper” and “Coffee Toffee”. The 3 other Little Palettes they have are “Awesome Blossom”, “Mama Drama”, and finally “Coca Mocha”. Also, these palettes are also limited edition just to let you all know.

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I honestly love these palettes and for $10 I don’t think you can find a better eyeshadow palette. The pigment is awesome, but one thing is that I feel like after you take off the top layer of shadow the pigment does get better, so do not be discouraged at first swatch. The packaging is just cardboard but for $10 you can’t expect much. I also love the cute little drawings on the front, it is a nice touch. I also like how you can peak into the palette without opening it so you can tell them apart if you have multiples. These shadows have the same awesome quality as all other Morphe palettes, and they are really blendable. I haven’t been able to put these down. I also think with the small sleek packaging these are really great to have when traveling.

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The “Copper Popper” palette is definitely my favorite out of the 2 palettes I own. The burnt orange shimmer shade is one of my favorite eyeshadows I own. “Coffee Toffee” is very similar to “Copper Popper” with the exception that it has much more brown in it, while “Copper Popper” definitely has a hint of copper and orange shades. “Coffee Toffee” is definitely a palette to use for a night out while “Copper Popper” can be used every day. I think these palettes are awesome and I would love to buy the 3 other Little Palettes. Morphe did great, but does that really surprise us?

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Thank you all for reading. I have a few more posts coming up this week and I am so excited to share them with you all. Cheers to an awesome week ahead of us.

September Favorites and an Unfavorite

Hello everybody and thank you for reading today’s post, which is my September favorites and even an unfavorite. I know it has been quite a while since my last post and I just wanted to tell you guys thank you for sticking through it with me, I recently moved and it has been a little more stressful than I imagined. I will be having a life update post about all that up on Wednesday, as well as a haul/first impressions post up on Friday. I am trying to post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this month as well as daily on Instagram. So let’s hope I can keep it up, and let’s jump on into this post.

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My first favorite for the month of September is actually a product that I tried once and hated, then never picked it up again until this month and I fell in love. It is the Real Techniques 102 triangle concealer brush. I do not even know why I didn’t like this brush at first, I think it is because back then I was only using a beauty blender for my concealer, but now I love using this brush. I switch between this brush and a tiny beauty blender, but I think this brush gets the job done quick. I like using this brush when I use more concealer since the beauty blender I use is so small. I think it has great coverage, and I love the triangular shape it has so I can get all areas covered easily. This retails for $15.00 and I got this at Ulta, but I know it is available online as well.

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The next favorite I have is the Studio Makeup on-the-go eyeshadow palette. I received this at the beginning of the month in my Boxycharm and I have not put it down. I am so in love with this palette, it is extremely pigmented and blends like a dream. It has a little bit of fall out, but honestly I don’t mind. The very middle shade that is like a dark orange shimmery copper shade is possibly my favorite eyeshadow shade ever. Also, I do not own the Kylie Cosmetics palette but this palette looks like it could be similar, it has similar shades and the same type of packaging. This is definitely my new favorite palette at the moment, and will probably go with me whenever I travel. To me this palette is a little pricey because I have never heard of this brand, but the quality is awesome so I think the $49.95 price tag is worth it if you have the extra cash. You can buy this online on the Studio Makeup website.

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My third favorite product I have this month is the Jouer essential lip enhancer. I received this product in my Fall September Beautycon box this month, but I have actually used this product before. I finished an entire tube of this product a few months ago and never repurchased but this brought my love for the product back. I use this product every single week day morning before I go to work. It really makes my lips hydrated and I wish I took a before picture because I have started to notice my lips are a lot fuller. I just have the original one, but I also know they sell them in tinted colors. You can buy these on the Jouer website for $16. This is my favorite lip treatment ever, and I think it is definitely worth the money. I might actually go buy a back up right now!

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My next favorite actually isn’t a makeup product, it is a bracelet I received in my latest Rocksbox. If you do not have Rocksbox, I suggest you go back a few posts and read my post about it. It is an unlimited jewelry rental subscription and has amazing products. You can get your first month free with the code “CORINNASCORNERXOXOXO” and you won’t regret it. This is the silver Moonsong Cuff by Jenny Bird. It is bendable so it can be totally adjusted any size you’d like. I love it. It is so simple but it can go with any outfit, and I am just so in love with it. I actually first saw it worn by youtuber, LeighannSays, and I fell in love with the Jenny Bird brand. That is how I knew to put Jenny Bird on my Rocksbox wishlist. This retails for $85 on the Jenny Bird site, but you can get it at a discounted member price if you do decide to sign up for Rocksbox.

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My final favorite for the month of September are the Tarte Lip Sculptors. I have the shade Rogue which is a dark berry shade, and I also have the shade Basic which is the perfect nude shade. These are lipsticks on one end, with a matching lipgloss on the other end. I always wear lipstick under my gloss, so I love how these shades match perfectly and I’m not searching for a gloss and lipstick that match. I also really like the formula of the gloss, it is long lasting and not too sticky. These are exclusive to Ulta, and retail for $24 which I think is a great price especially because they are like a 2 for 1 product. Basic is definitely my favorite shade out of the 2 I purchased.

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So now for my unfavorite for September. I really do not like the Ole Henriksen sheer transformation moisturizer. I tested this product out a few months ago and thought it was making me oily, so stopped using it. I started using it again to give it another chance and I am convinced this product breaks me out. I rarely ever ever ever get acne, maybe 1 or 2 zits at a time. Using this product at one point I had 6 different problem spots on my face. It was ridiculous and the worst my skin has ever been. Once I stopped using this moisturizer, it was fine again. I am not even going to look up the price of this product (although I do think it is $15 at Sephora for the smallest size)  because I do not want you all to waste your money. So disappointed in this moisturizer.

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That is it for this post, and the end of September 2016. I hope you all had a great month and here is to an awesome October. I can’t wait for Fall and the holiday seasons. I am so ready! Until next time, thank you all for reading.

Makeup Collection: Eyeshadow Palettes

Hello everyone! Today I am going to share more of my makeup collection with all of you. These are my eyeshadow palettes, not including my drug store palettes. All of these palettes I have boughten at either Sephora or Ulta. So I am just going to jump right in with the reviews!

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These swatches up above are from the Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette. The first thing I want to mention about this palette is I love the packaging! I love the packaging for the whole collaboration they did together but especially the palette. The white with black polka dots really does remind me of Gwen Stefani and her fun edgy style. These shadows are very creamy and blendable, like most Urban Decay shadows, but I do think some of the shades lack a little bit in pigment. These are not all the shades but the shades swatched above from top to bottom are… 1987, Danger, Harajuka, Pop, Steady, Serious, Punk, and Anaheim. This collaboration is limited edition and both Ulta and Sephora have these products for a reduced price. I believe this eye palette is currently only $25 at Sephora. For 15 different shades, I think this is a great palette at a great price!

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This is the Lorac Reisling Romance eyeshadow palette, and this palette is absolute garbage. I am honestly not even sure why I still have this palette, I will probably just keep it for my Goddaughter to play with. I bought this on sale at Ulta for about $15 I believe a few months ago. These shades have little to no pigment, the only one with decent pigment is the darkest shade on the right side. I do not own any other Lorac palettes but I have heard good things about the Lorac Pro line and do want to try those palettes out. This palette though is an absolute no for me.

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This palette right here is from Urban Decay. It is an older palette of theirs that is no longer available. I am honestly not even sure what the name of the palette is, but it is silver packaging with a purple skull on the front. It is very similar to their Shadow Box palette that is available at Ulta for $34. It has a few more shadows in it, and very similar shades to this. These shades from top to bottom are… Sin, Chopper, Mildew, Oil Slick, Last Call, Shattered, Grifter, and Polyester Bride. These shadows are amazing! The pigment, how creamy and blendable they are, everything is awesome. In my opinion Urban Decay definitely have some of the best eye shadows in the game.

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This palette right here is also from Urban Decay and it is the Naked 2 Palette. Everybody knows that the Naked Palettes from Urban Decay are staples in everyones collection. This is definitely an everyday palette that I love. This is one of my favorite palettes to travel with because the packaging is so sturdy and I love the brush it comes with as well. I think this is a great palette with colors that look goon on all eye colors and skin tones. I need to get the rest of the Naked Palettes and really complete my collection.

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These three swatches are from Tarte’s Golden Days & Sultry Nights Palette. This is a small palette from Tarte and I am not sure if it is still available. I got this palette on sale from Ulta about 6 months ago for only about $15 I believe. These 3 shades are so creamy and pigmented, they don’t have any shade names but I LOVE that blue shade. It is so pretty. This was a great find that I came across because I love how pigmented these are. It also comes with what I believe is a highlight and contour shade (a white, and warm light brown shade), but those for some reason have little to no pigment and don’t really show up on my skin. For what I spent though, these 3 shades are definitely worth it to me.

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This palette right here is also from Tarte and one of my FAVORITE palettes ever… This is the original Tartelette palette. This palette is so blendable and has such nice everyday shades and some awesome transition shades. I use this palette multiple times a week and never get tired of it. I also really want to get the Tartelette in Bloom palette and that is the newer version of this palette. This is also a palette I love to travel with because of how sleek and easy the packaging is.

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Last but certainly not least is my Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette. Guys…this palette smells like chocolate! I love Too Faced, honestly I have not tried a single product from them that I have not liked. This palette is incredibly blendable, as well as pigmented. It has such fun shades that you can do a crazy look, or a subtle everyday look. I love how the shadows are heart shaped, and also the shade names are so cute. In this picture I watched from top to bottom.. Early Grey, Totally Fetch, Black Currant, Cafe Au Lait, Cotton Candy, Mocha, Molasses Chip, and Sprinkles. The pigment is this palette is unreal! This palette definitely makes me want more of the Too Faced palettes. They are all just so fun and cute, with amazing products.

Well everyone, that is my eyeshadow palette collection. I do have a few drugstore eyeshadow palettes as well but I will save those for another time. Thank you all for reading. Let me know in the comments below if I am missing any awesome palettes that are must haves!