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05 / 11 / 2017

 

3 ($5) is a glitter finish. My swatch is just picking up the cool-brown base. 3 is loaded with glitter. It’s not the hard chunky type and more fine. I’ve been getting more into cooler toned shades, so 3 is perfect.





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04 / 19 / 2017

 

CP Gel Liners are a close dupe for the Stila Smudge Sticks. On YT, I’ve seen gurus use the liners mainly for tight and water lining (the liner is so thin). However, I still use it as a regular liner even though I can’t make a full thick line.

Finish

  • matte

Shade

  • black (not intense but medium)

Type

  • retractable

 

Colourpop Gel Liner ($5) and also comes in a pot.





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04 / 18 / 2017

 

Colourpop Creme Gel in Dope Taupe ($6)

Benefits

  • Very creamy
  • Dries down to a powder
  • Harsh lines are easily blended and soften without having to add other products to lighten.
  • Stays put with zero fading (it’s not waterproof).

I have zero to complain about with the CP Gel Brow. They also have a matching pencils ($5).





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03 / 16 / 2017

   Sideline

(I didn’t realize it was swatched too light on my hand)

  Play by Play

 

High Strung

 

Running Late

 

Sideline, Play by Play, and High Strung are metallic and Running Late is matte. Compared to their Super Shock Shadows, the pressed powder is truer to color even though they are bold. The formula of the metallics and matte were not powdery, had minimal fallout, and excellent on the pigmentation. I love wearing metallic shadows. Most metallic shadows I’ve used get dry, are hard to blend out, and I often end up spreading them all over. CP’s metallics did not do any of that. Running Late also did a very good job for a matte shadow. On the brush, I only need to swipe them twice for added intensity.  The shadows are very close to a dupe for the ABH Singles.

The pressed shadows are sold individually. There are a few premade palettes for ($18).

 

 





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03 / 10 / 2017

Colourpop has new tie dye highlighters. Tie Dye highlighter feels exactly like the Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter on steroids. Whipped is described as satin, tie dye, pearlized finish in the golds and bronze shades and more towards medium skin tones. In person, it has microglitter with a slight pink/lavender hue.  It stays on for a fair amount of time. On me, it lasted a few hours. Even though the formula is not pressed, it is super silky.  I think this is one of the silkiest highlighters I’ve touched.

 

  Whipped is sold individually and in a set.





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02 / 28 / 2017

I find so many hidden treasures at Target. I’ve used Ecotools brushes with very positive results. When I needed to update some of my double ended brushes, I accidentally found this set.

Smudge/Blend

  Shade/Define

I am not an avid high end brush collector. I hate cleaning brushes and often use the same brush to multitask. The double ended brushes are great of lower maintenance care and use. I am now starting to consider double ended brushes if they are quality. I often don’t pay attention to see if brushes go with my hooded eye shape. Without trying, these brushes work great for my medium hooded eyes. Ecotools brushes are good quality for being drug store.





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02 / 07 / 2017

I started playing around with Nail Decals. Etsy has a wide selection of extremely affordable nail decals. My nails are short, and it is difficult to do free hand nail art. The decals make it super easy for me to get my inspired design. I haven’t played with the Winnie the Pooh patterns, but I have the flowers and Minnie.

 

 

 

an easy tutorial

I agree with Phoebe Moon on the decals not being totally smoothed out. As I applied the nail polish to wet nails, I made the mistake of moving them around to get it in place. It is best to let the polish dry for a few minutes, so the decal doesn’t separate the color. The decals came in my size, but I still had to slightly trim them down. My nail size is youth since they are short. The staying power is impressive. Mine lasted a week through cleaning, hand washing, and daily tasks.

Nail decals are the easiest way to cheat with nail art.

Where I purchased mine





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01 / 26 / 2017

Colourpop came out with limited edition pearlized duo chrome highlighters ($8). Honeymoon is one of the four shades. Honeymoon reminds me of the ABH Moon Child Glow Kit. I started getting more into duochrome makeup, but the highlighter is a hit/miss for me. I do love Lunch Money and hit pan, and Honeymoon is my second highlighter. The formula feels very light and moosey compared to their original highlighters. With its pearlized finished, Honeymoon has a silvery white base with tons of blue/lavender shifts which served as a problem for me. The highlighter on me looked like a white glittery strip. However, I started playing around with the Honeymoon and tried it as an eyeshadow and it worked great. I’m still doubting this highlighter.

The pearlized highlighters are still available.

 





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01 / 26 / 2017

Mug Shot

 

  Kween

 

   My Jam Ultra Glossy Lip

 

During the Holidays, Colourpop was offering free things every week with purchase. I was able to get three free lip colors included in my haul.

Ultra Metallic lips- Mug Shot and Kween are two very different shades. Mug shot is described as a cranberry red, and Kween is described as a Marsala. I remember when these first came out last year I was reluctant to buy them. In all the pics of the Metallics, they look like they had way too much metallic. The metallic did not serve as a problem. I found the formula to be very comfortable and light. Their texture is lighter than the Ultra Mattes and Satins. I don’t think they fall under the category as an actual liquid lipstick. These do transfer and leave behind some metallic on the lips.

Ultra  Glossy lips-  My Jam reminds me of those Jouer Lip Toppers all the Youtubers are using. I haven’t used lip gloss all that much in the past year. My Jam stood out to me. The My Jam brush does take out alot of product and some of the product has to be whipped. I made the mistake of adding too much gloss on my bottom lip with a matte lip shade and it caused some separation.

These are Brittany approved!