Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick review

Greetings, from your lipstick junkie/makeup addict! I have been trying to get my hands on these brand new Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks for a few months now. And I am so happy they launched at Macy's today!!


I have purchased the colors Pure Hollywood, a prefect nude color, and Bambi, a bright cool toned pink.These are liquid lipsticks, so they go on super creamy and dry to a matte finish. I would say it took about 10 minutes for them to dry on the lips completely. They apply pretty evenly and precise with its doe foot applicator. Also, they have a pretty good lasting power, but not as long compared to my Lime Crime Velvetines. I prefer these from Anastasia Beverly Hills since they are more comfortable on the lips, and not as drying. 

$20 at select Macy's and also on Anastasia Beverly Hills website! 
I am so happy to add these to my liquid lipstick collection!

Happy lipstick shopping,
Jessica 


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mac Edge to Edge Lip Pencil and Asian Flower Lip Combo


I wanted to share my new favorite lip combination. Mac Edge to Edge lip pencil which is a new one to their collection, and Asian Flower Sheen Supreme Lipstick
Edge to Edge is a nice pink with a slight purple undertone. Asian flower is a gorgeous creamy purple-y pink, and man do I love my purple-y pinks!!

Here is the combination swatched on my lips.
And the swatches by themselves, Asian Flower on top and Edge to Edge on the bottom.










-Jessica 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Makeup Forever Artist Shadows Review

Howdy everyone, I'm trying to get back into my beauty blog. I've taken some time off and boy do I have so many things to share with you.. I am still a huge makeup consumer so just be ready for more reviews to come!


Any who.. I ordered some Makeup Forever Artist shadows over the past week. Just received them in the mail and I am wearing them on my eyelids today! Beyond impressed!! Now, what's special about these shadows is they are the best ones on the market right now as far as pigmentation goes, these babes are 80% pigment. Woooah. They also have the best blend ability in a shadow because of the gel like formula and intense color payoff. These aren't just meant for eyes; these can be worn as blush, bronzer, or for whatever you like. There are over 100 shades to chose from and come in a few different finishes as well, so far in my little palette I picked out the mattes and diamond finishes since thats typically what I gravitate towards. 

Left to right
M-600 Pink Brown
D-826 Fig
D-320 Golden Khaki 

-Pink Brown is a warm pinky brown that is perfect for the crease or all over the lids.
-Fig is this super pretty purple cranberry shade with glitter.
-Golden Khaki is a olive green with gold glitter. 
Love!

I have a few more I want but they are sold out online and in stores..so until then I have these to hold me over, and I couldn't be happier with this trio. 
The shadow pan themselves cost $21 each at Sephora, but if you buy them in a customizable palette with 2 or 3 shadows it is a much better deal. 3 shadows with the palette comes up to $44, and you can pick whatever color you want. It's an awesome concept.

Happy Blending!
-Jessica 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette Review

It's that time of the year for great makeup buys! The holidays bring around amazing gift sets and palettes..a weakness for me for sure! 

I might of went a little crazy this year at the Sephora VIB sale. I purchased products that I could get a lot of use out of. This NARS Virtual Domination palette was probably my favorite purchase. 
I'm glad I got my hands on this one, since last years NARS cheek palette sold out super fast! This one comes with 3 blushes, a highlight shade, and their famous Laguna bronzer. 

The first shade Miss Liberty, is a beautiful highlight if you're a fan of a really intense sheen! It is like straight glitter for your face, I think it looks beautiful on the cheeks. 
Next to that is Deep Throat, a permanent in the line, it is such a beautiful shimmery peachy color that really makes a nice pop. 
The lighter pink of the bunch is Sex Fantasy, a cool tone matte baby pink that is especially pretty on fair skintones. 
Final Cut is a matte true peach color, I've been mixing this one with Sex Fantasy and it gives me a really pretty custom shade! 
Last one is Laguna Bronzer, I was scared to try this one since I thought it to be a lot darker then it was, I have a really fair skintone and this bronzer still works for me! NARS is known for Laguna so I'd like to express that this one impressed me the most. 


Overall, if you can still get your hands on this please get it!! Amazing pigmentation and quality. It is a limited edition holiday palette, with a great value at $65. 

Happy Holidays! 
-Jessica

Monday, October 13, 2014

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set Review


I have been dying to try out Kat Von D's lipsticks since they have become available at Sephora. As soon as I saw this set with cute minis, I knew I had to have it! This lipstick set comes with 9 beautiful shades, has an awesome color range, and of course I need to mention the chic-sleek packaging. 
This set has two different finishes, matte and a metallic, iridescent finish. Matte finish is my favorite when it comes to lip products and these are not drying at all. I was a little weary about trying the metallic shades but I have to say they look really cool on the lips. The formula with all the shades are comfortable, pigmented, and long lasting. Claims to be a 10 hour wear lipstick! 


Here's a close up of the shades:
Agatha: pale peachy nude
Lovecraft: (my favorite) mauve pink
Sexer: hot bright pink


Countess: bright orange red
Wonderchide: shimmery purple pink
Bachelorette: reddish pink


Adora: red with gold sheen
Hexagram: a blood red
Mötorhead: black cherry

I purchased these at Sephora for $39, great value for what you get!

-Jessica

Monday, September 22, 2014

Mac x RiRi Viva Glam Rihanna 2

I am reviewing this shade for multiple reasons: I have never seen a lipstick quite like this, I wanted to see how bad ass the shade looks on multiple skin tones, and because Rihanna has always rocked it with Mac Cosmetics collaborations. 


photo taken from NikkieTutorials

 This shade is described as a warm mauvey sliver frost. It is more like a very cool gray brown to me, and very frosty. Works really well with a mauve lipliner! Now, I had to try this out for all my fair-porcelain ladies like myself. It is a bit of a different color and can be hard to pull off. With the grunge trend happening, I think this is a perfect shade. With the right eye and cheek makeup, this can be done! And of course I have to mention how amazing this looks on the deepest of skin tones. Rihanna hit it out of the park with this one.
Purchased at the Mac Store for $16.00
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Jessica




Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Napoleon Perdis Haul!


Napoleon is currently 50% off at Ulta stores here in the US, so you know I had to grab a few items! They are discontinuing the brand so get it while you can!! Napoleon Perdis will still be available on the brands actual website. 
Here's what I got!
-Marshmallow foam makeup remover, which I have re-purchased. One of the best and most gentle make up removers for face, eyes, and lips
-Camera Finish Powder Foundation in G2 Porcelain Girl
-DéVine Goddess Lipstick in Hess, a pretty shimmery nude pink
-Eyeshadow Color Disc in Black Velvet, the most beautiful black with purple and blue glitters
-Two lip liners in Mauve Minx and Witty in Pink


Exited to use all these products! 


Love, 
your favorite makeup junkie,
Jessica

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Updated Oily Skin Foundation Routine!

Oily skin is my favorite subject to talk about. I have described in depth what oily skin is in my last foundation routine. Click here to see that one! I love to try new products, especially foundations and powders, I am always looking for the next best thing. But if I really love a product that works well with my skin, I will keep repurchasing it no matter what. 


Here is the new list of products that have been heaven sent dealing with oily skin:
-Dermalogica Clear Start Oil Clearing Matte Moisturizer
-Mac Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Primer in radiant yellow (I use this so my face isn't too flat looking) Read my review for it here.
-Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation (don't let the hydrating part fool you, it's very matte)
-MAC Pro Longwear Concealer 
-MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Powder (for when I want a heavier coverage) or Bare Minerals Mineral Veil for a translucent powder look.

 Tools used to make this look happen:
-Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to blend out foundation
-Sedona Lace Flat Top Kabuki Brush #928 to pack on MAC MSF powder
-For my more natural finishing powder days I use Real Techniques blush brush. 


And that's it! Four simple steps to achieve a flawless, long lasting base for oily skin. This will also work well with combination skin. 



Currently listening to Haim, Days are Gone album


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Jessica