Colourpop Ultra blotted Lip in Zuma

The Ultra Blotted Lip is described as:

 A medium coverage matte lipstick that creates a soft, diffused look. It is completely transfer-proof and long-wearing but also lightweight and comfortable.

My Thoughts:

I thought the Ultra Blotted was going to be the same as the Ultra Mattes. Both formulas are completely different. I like the Ultra Blotted lips more due to how they feel and wear. The Ultra Blot dries down to a full matte with minimal transfer and easy removal. Zuma is a warm nude and not opaque (not even after one layer). When Zuma dried down, it was not flakey or heavy.

To me, Zuma is perfect when I need an easy to wear matte nude.

NYX Professional Makeup Crystal Liquid Body Liner

I discovered the NYX Liquid Crystal Body Liners. They are described as

Infused with glamorous micro-glitter for sparkling sex appeal this fine brush tip allows for precision application and can be used to create lines of varying thickness. Perfect for parties and date-night drama.

How I feel- I’m trying to figure out how they can be used on the body 🤨 . I personally feel the brush is way too thin to be used on the body and easier for the face. I mainly like them as eye liner toppers or alone if I am not in the mood for full liner. The most pigmented of the liners is Onyx. Onyx has satisfied my need for an affordable sparkly black liquid liner. I loved Pewter and Gold. Hip did not work for me at all, and I ended up returning it. I don’t think they are a dupe for the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liners. The UD ones look more pigmented.


I will continue to use the NYX liners and purchase other shades.

Zoya Mystery Box 2018

I received PR of the 2018 Zoya Mystery Box, and it is wonderful 😍. I needed a new nail routine, and the amazing box had everything I was looking for. All the products in the box are permanent. Nine of the ten products are full size. I received a base and top coat, the Lavender Perfector Nail Treatment, Solid Gold Cuticle Oil, Fast Dry Drops, lipstick, and Brighton (new polish). The box also featured two new products- a serum and lotion.

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Zoya Kisses Collection with Leia Topper

Zoya Kisses Collection consists of three new jelly polishes in Princess, Libby, and Leia topper.  Their new formula is slighly more opaque at one coat with some nail visible. The jelly polishes went on smoothly, didn’t leave any spaces, and had a glossy finish. Princess and Leia are my favorite.

I never use jelly polishes, but I like the Kisses collection. I know jelly polishes are applied different except I didn’t have to do anything special with this collection and applied them like a normal polish.

NYX ULTA Haul

I went a mini NYX Ulta Haul and purchased the 3 Steps to Sculpt Face Sculpting Palette, Cosmic Lip Creme in Galactic Love and the new Duo Chromatic lip gloss in Fairplay, and three Slim Pencils. I didn’t swatch much in the post. Face products don’t always show up as well as I would like, and the Slim Pencils are too basic looking to bother. I hope the post is still helpful. The permanent items are Sculpting Palette, Cosmic Lip Creme, and Slim Pencils. I think the Duo Chrome gloss is limited edition.

3 Steps to Sculpt

Even though I don’t contour as much as I used to, I still like it when I get the chance. I don’t like big contour palettes and was looking for something more basic. The 3-Steps was released last year, but I held off on it for awhile. I have the shade Light. I knew right away light was going to be way more flattering than medium. The trio blended beautifully and was not chalky, dry, or ashy. The highlight is subtle, the brightening powder did wonders for under my eyes, and the contour shade did not leave a harsh line or compete with the blush. I love the contour color. The contour left such a nice definition. The 3-Steps is a great way to get started with contouring.

 

Galactic Love Cosmic Lip Creme

Galactic Love is apart of the Cosmic Metals more ‘natural’ shade selection. Galactic Love is nicely opaque, scentless, light weight, and non sticky cream gloss (like the Bite Beauty Prism glosses). The wand gave me zero troubles.

 

Fairplay Duo Chrome Gloss

Fairplay is a basic lip topper gloss, scentless, and light. It has nice diminsion and fair coverage on its own. I feel it will be the answer to all my other dull lip shades.

Slim Pencils

The Slim Pencils is something I just can’t help collecting. I have been using the Slim Pencils for over a year and love them. I wanted a sparkly black liner. I hope the sparkly black doesn’t crack like my old Urban Decay Oil Slick pencil. The Slim Pencils I added to my collection are Beige (lip liner), Black, and Black Shimmer.

 

Zoya Party Girls Winter 2017

The Zoya Party Girls Collection contains 12 polishes in creams, metallics, pearls, and a multi chrome. All of them were very easy to apply after one coat. My faves are Delaney, Danielle, Isadora, Nadia, and Fallon.

Blake needed up to two coats. Delaney and Isadora swatched evenly at one.

I don’t understand Zoya’s need to continously include pinks and reds in most of their collections this year.  Ming, Sheri, and Kelsey are so-so. However, I kept Sheri and Kelsey because they are rich and easy to apply.  Nadia is considered the topper, but it needs to be applied thinly. Tawny also looked beautiful as a topper over some of my darker shades. Creams were even and didn’t streak or leave a shadow.

I think the rest of the colors are very well thought out especially the shimmers and chromes.

Buxom Amanda, Gabby, and Zoe Lipglosses

the Buxom lip glosses are described as

A high-shine plumping gloss tingles to coax a gorgeous lip look while pampering and moisturizing with vitamins A and E. Lips stay lusciously soft, plumped, and seriously sexy.

Here are  Amanda , Gabby , and Zoe $20 ec at 0.15 oz/ 4.44 mL. Buxom has been around for several years and hardly reviewed. I’ve been using their glosses for 3yrs.

Amanda is a clear gloss loaded up with shimmer

 

Gabby was the original gloss I owned. At one time, Buxom was under the same roof as Bare Minerals. I think the brand separate, reformulated their glosses, and changed their logo. Since there is not much said about Buxom, I’m only guessing they are a separate company. The new Gabby is completely different in color.  Compared to the original, I noticed the new Gabby looks fuller in coverage and has better pigmentation. It doesn’t matter. Gabby has been perfect on top of all my browns and rosey shades. This is my second time repurchasing.

 Extra details of Gabby. Either way, Gabby is still a pretty shade.

 

Zoe is very wearable and gives off a fair amount of pigment on its own.

Buxom is one of my ‘underrated’ high end brands. I know lip gloss is lip gloss, but I feel the Buxom line is very unique and actually worth the purchase.  Their glosses are good quality, nonsticky, and easy to wear.