Friday, August 14, 2015

Melt Cosmetics Nood Collection

Calling all Melt lovers!

Calling all nude lipstick lovers!

Calling all lipstick lovers!

The wait is over. Melt Cosmetics has announced that their Nood Lipstick Collection will be released this Monday August 17th at 12PM Pacific Time. 

The set of all four lipsticks is $64 and each individual lipstick is $19. 

Get yours at

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments and Swatches

Thank you Dollar Tree for carrying discounted drugstore makeup. High five!

When Maybelline first released pigments in their Color Tattoo line I was ecstatic. As a huge Maybelline Color Tattoo fan I couldn't wait to get my hands on them.

For some reason I never got around to picking them up though.

I was beyond elated when I was at Dollar Tree recently and they had them for $1 each and they had tons of them.

I picked up three of them.

Left to right in natural light - Barely Brazen, Breaking Bronze, and Wild Gold.

Pictured the same as above with flash.

One more with flash. I like how the light reflected off of the bracelets below and provides a glow.

These Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments are finely milled and are very shimmery, which makes them very flattering and pretty.

They are pigmented and have the best wear when applied over a good primer/eye base.

Barely Brazen can definitely be used as a highlighter.

I haven't worn them enough to see if they hold up to 24 hours.

Have you tried the Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments? Thoughts?

Too Faced Love Palette

I love Too Faced and I love palettes so I figured it was only right that I pick up the Too Faced Love Palette.

First of all it's packaging is beyond adorable.

It looks like a love letter.

The back of the palette has the name of all the shades. They are separated in 3 sections, each with 5 shadows. 

The first is Pure Love which has your neutral shades. 

The second is True Love and has your pink romantic shades.

The third is Forbidden Love and has your neutrals and greens for a pop of color.

The inside of the palette around the mirror has an ornate design.

The shadows are soft and blend easily in their shimmer and satin shades.

It comes with a full sized black eyeliner.

It has sturdy packaging which is also great for travel.

The only thing that may seem like a negative aspect of this palette is that it doesn't have any matte shadows.

This is another great Too Faced product that doesn't disappoint.

Too Faced Love Palette, I think I love you.

Do you love your Too Faced Love Palette?

Wet n Wild Venice Beach Coloricon Lip Glosses and Swatches

Limited Edition items can be a pain to find sometimes.

Back in July I happened to be in Walgreens and found a full display of the Wet n Wild Venice Beach Coloricon Lip glosses.

Of course, all three of the eyeshadow palettes were sold out.

I picked up the three glosses that I figured I would wear the most.

From left to right - Saved By The Bellini, Mai Tai Buy You A Drink?, and Will You Blood Mary Me?

They have glitter in them but when applied it is more subtle and looks like a shimmer.

They apply nicely and don't feel too greasy.

They aren't that pigmented but are more of a sheer tint.

Swatched in the same order as above with and without flash.

Overall I like the Venice Beach Coloricon Lip Glosses by Wet N Wild.

Which is your favorite?

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

The Urban Decay Naked Smoky, a palette that I have had for a couple of weeks now.

It is the fourth Naked Palette in the Urban Decay Naked Palette series.

It is broken up into 3 sections. The first being a neutral or warm toned quad. These shadows are the shimmer and glitter shades.

In the middle you have the cool toned shades. These are the darker smoky shades. They are satin or shimmer.

Lastly you have the matte neutrals. These are your transition shades that are used to smoke out the crease.

I have heard talk that this palette isn't a Naked Palette and doesn't belong in the Naked Palette family, but I disagree.

I think that it has tons of Naked shades with a twist of smoky shades.

The shades are the same in terms of the pigmentation compared with the other naked palettes.

It comes in sturdy, smoky packaging, with a dual ended pencil and blending brush.

Overall, I think this palette is very versatile and great for travel. With this one palette you can create a day look and then smoke it up for a sultry night look.

What are your thoughts on the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette?

PHAMExpo 2015 Haul

After saving and waiting for about 6 months, June 27th finally arrived.

The day of PHAMExpo this year.

This was my second year going and I am so glad that I went.

There I am below on the right with my makeup partner in crime on the left.

We met the lovely ladies of Melt Cosmetics.

We also met the adorable Kathleen Lights.

When we weren't taking pictures we were doing some damage makeup addict style.

Here's my haul:

I picked up 8 China Glaze polishes. They were on sale for 8 for $20.

I bought my first Melt lipsticks, which consisted of the Nood Collection - Sext, Nood, Laced, and Catsuit (it hasn't yet been released online, but is coming soon) as well as another lipstick in Summer!

I passed by Royal and Langnickel and picked up a good 8 brushes (my total was under $40).

I visited Dose of Colors since I don't own any Dose of Colors products. I bought a highlighter in Peach Glow, lipsticks in Angelic and Soft Touch, and a lip gloss in Sunshine Kisses.

Of course I had to visit Naimie's and do some damage with Too Faced. I picked up the Natural Matte Palette, Melted in Nude, Lashgash Mascara, and Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.

I spent a small fortune at NYX picking up a Go-To Palette, an Avant Pop Palette, a highlighter, a concealer palette, 2 Voltage Lipsticks, a Soft Matte Lip Cream, two NYX Prismatic eyeshadows, a white eyeliner and a Wonder Pencil, receiving a free makeup bag in the process.

I picked up a yellow Z palette.

I stopped by J. Cat Beauty and picked up three eyeliners, 2 bronzers, and a contour brush.

Last but definitely not least (my favorite purchase of the trip) two Viseart in Neutral Matte and Sultry Muse (they were on sale for $60 each as opposed to their normal $80)

I think that's it.

If you have never been to PHAMExpo, I highly recommend it.

It is a lot less crowded than IMATS, you are able to meet many local brands, and almost all products are discounted.

I can't wait until next year.

Did you go to PHAMExpo this year?

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Swatches

When ColourPop first released their Ultra Matte Lips I was lucky enough to pick four of them up before they sold out.

I picked up Midi, Solow, Tulle, and Limbo (pictured left to right above).

Swatches in the same order below.

To show the lasting power of these lovelies, I tried scrubbing my arm with soap and water and this was the aftermath. These babies have staying power!

After having worn them a couple of times I can say that I like them. They aren't my favorite liquid lipsticks, but for the price point of $6 each you really can't go wrong.

If you are planning on wearing them you really need to make sure that your lips are exfoliated and hydrated.

For me, I exfoliate my lips, add a lip balm (chapstick, EOS, Vaseline), use a lip primer, (optional to add lip balm again), line with a lip liner (to keep these babies on my lips), apply the product quickly (they dry fast), and add some type of lip gloss or balm over them.

I find that if I don't do this regiment that they crack and dry on me, which let's face it isn't appealing.

The good news is that they are back in stock

I like Midi and have heard it compared to Anastasia Beverly Hill's Pure Hollywood.

Have you tried ColourPop's Ultra Matte Lips yet?

Ulta Haul - Maybelline and L'Oreal

I was going through my photo album on my phone and realized that I am so behind on blogging.

I know I am behind on blogging, I have less than 10 posts in July.

Where does the time go?

A while ago, maybe a month or two ago I placed an Ulta order for some drugstore items that I had been dying to try, but was too lazy to go to the store and look for.

I picked up one of the newer (or what was new a couple of months ago) Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Colors in Clay Crush.

It is a gorgeous reddish brown nude, which resembles the color of clay (hence the name). 

You can't go wrong with these lipsticks they are some of the best drugstore lipsticks next to Milani's.

I also picked up two of the new Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Glosses in Life's A Peach and Taupe With Me.

I love these. They are soft, not greasy, and smell like Fruity Pebbles to me.

Lastly, I picked up another new product at the time, L'Oreal's True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator in Golden.

Posting this just reminded me that I actually bought that and I just had to look for it. It's safe to say that I haven't yet used it, which means I will be using it tomorrow.

I have read that people weren't over the moon for it because they say it can be glittery. That isn't a problem for me. I welcome the gold flecks of beauty.

Have you tried any of these items? Thoughts?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Morphe Brushes 35P - Plum Palette

Anyone else feel like they can't keep up with the Morphe Brushes Palettes lately?

So there's the 35T Taupe Palette (sold out, boo)

There's the 35O Nature Glow Palette (which is sold out, I am trying to cope with that)

Today while checking up on the 35O Palette's availability, I see that there is another new palette.

Darn you Morphe Brushes, darn you!

Guess what? It's still in stock and is $22.99. I recommend snatching it up quick if you plan on getting it before it sells out.

She is a beauty what her purple hues. Can you say smoky eyes? She is called the 35P Plum Palette.

Check it out below 

Anyone picking up this purple beauty that is the 35P Plum Palette?

Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette ?

Hello Gorgeous.

Fancy meeting you here Urban Decay Vice Palette.

Urban Decay released this picture below today on Instagram for another Vice Palette.

Looks like we are looking at Vice 4.

All I know is it is Urban Decay and a Vice Palette so I need it.

The packaging is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the shades. 

I don't use my other Vice Palettes in my collection as much as I should, but let's face it who does?

For the new Vice Palette, are you in or are you out?

Too Faced Vegas Nay Star Dust Palette

I know where I will be on August 23rd.

I will be patiently waiting on my computer for the release of the Too Faced and Vegas Nay Star Dust Palette.

In case you haven't heard Too Faced has teamed up with Vegas Nay (Instagram superstar and Youtube beauty guru) to create a gorgeous makeup set called Star Dust.

It includes an eyeshadow palette with 12 matte and shimmer shades, a Shadow Insurance primer, Better Than Sex Mascara, and a loose glitter pigment.

The shades in the palette range from neutral, to smoky, to sultry. Definitely shades needed to create a glamorous Vegas inspired look.

The Star Dust Palette will be exclusive to Too Faced's site and Ulta.

It will be available online on 8/23 and in stores 9/6.

I love Too Faced and anything sparkly so this is a must for me.

Do you know where you will be on 8/23? (hint, hint the link below is to the palette on Too Faced's site. 

Oh and if you need any more persuading, it is only $45 :)

Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette - 1st Look

I have no idea how I survived this long in my life without Instagram, seriously.

To be able to see all of the new products on the beauty market months before they are released, it's amazing.

With the end of Summer slowly approaching it's time for all of the 2015 holiday collections. I'm ready. Are you?

So remember the release of the Lorac Mega Pro Palette that everyone went crazy for? Well get ready for more craziness and get ready quick.

Lorac has created a follow-up to the Lorac Mega Pro Palette rightfully named the Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2.

Thank you to Instagram users @sandral22 and @trendmood1 for posting and reposting the first pictures of all of the gorgeousness that is this palette.

Here are swatches of the palette from Instagram user @sandral22 and reposted from @trendmood1.

I love it! What do you think?

The Lorac Mega Pro Palette had more warm colors and the Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette has more cool colors.

I am so excited and can't wait for this to be released. So far I have read that it will be an Ulta exclusive for the holidays and most likely will be priced the same as the original, which I believe was $59.

Buckle up beauties, this holiday season is going to be rough on the pocket books.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips - New Shades

ColourPop recently released 8 more of their popular Ultra Matte Lips liquid lipsticks.

From left to right - Dr. M (deep blackened green), Mr. Blonde (bright turquoise), Jellies (cobalt blue), Be-Dazzled (deep purple), Guess (dark blackened violet), Kapow (muted grey taupe), Beeper (warm mid-tone taupe), and Clueless (dusty mauve pink)

All are still in stock with the exception of Be-Dazzled.

They are the same price as the original Ultra Matte Lips, $6.00.

Below is the link to check out these as well as the other Ultra Matte Lips in the collection.

I prefer the more wearable shades, which speak to you?

Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Anyone who has been on the hunt at various Walgreens hunting down the Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes knows the meaning of struggle.

Trying to find these is starting to resemble being on a scavenger hunt.

I was beginning to think they might just be a unicorn, but alas I received an email from Milani yesterday day announcing that these lovelies were available for purchase online on Milani's website.

I snapped a pic of the email and uploaded it to Instagram spreading the word.

A couple hours later I went on the website and was crushed when I found out that Crush and all of the other Amore Matte Lip Cremes were out of stock.

I knew it was too good to be true.

I am still debating whether or not they were ever real.

Hopefully they will be restocked soon.

I just checked again to be sure and some of them are back in stock. Two to be exact Lust and Adore.

Here is the link to purchase yours: They are $7.99 each.

Are you one of the lucky ones to snatch up some of these Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes that seem to just be out of reach?

ColourPop Strobing Kits

ColourPop released two Strobing Kits today. 

In case you haven't heard strobing is the newest makeup trend. It focuses on highlighting to enhance the features of your face where light hits. These areas are the cheekbones, the center of your nose, middle of the forehead, cupid's bow, and center of the chin.

The kits are called Strobing I and Strobing II. 

Strobing I is for fair to medium skin tones and Strobing II is for medium to dark skin tones.

Each Strobing Kit contains 2 highlighters, 1 blush and 3 Lippie Stix. 

Strobing I:

Fanny Pack - Silvery white pearl (highlighter)
Non- Fiction - Warm pink with gold and copper highlights (blush)
Parasol - Soft peachy gold (highlighter)

Lippie Stix
Fame - Pale warm nude in a creme sheer finish
Thistle - Warm peachy nude in a creme finish
Marmalade - Warm rosy pink in a creme finish

Strobing II:

Parasol - Soft peachy gold (highlighter)
Stryke - Rusty red with copper and gold highights (blush)
Avalon - True golden bronze with golden pink duo chrome finish (highlighter)

Lippie Stix
Thistle- Warm peachy nude in a creme finish
Toasty - Dirty pink nude in a creme finish
Promenade - Deep red blackberry in a sheer finish

They are limited edition sets that are $39 each.

Here is the link to get yours before they sell out 

Use the code thanksbabe at checkout for $5 off.

I couldn't resist and had to pick up Strobing I, which will you get?