Showing posts with label swatch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label swatch. Show all posts

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday Swatches: Clinique All About Eyeshadow Quad



I love Clinique skincare. But when it comes to their makeup products, I really haven't tried all that much. A while back  I went to a Cosmetics Company Outlet, and this quad was included in one of the sets I picked up.
These aren't really colours I'd normally gravitate towards, but the more I look at it, the more I find it super pretty. The shadows themselves are very smooth and decently pigmented. I find them pretty easy to blend as well.
My only issue with this quad is that I wish there was a matte transition shade. The shade 'Sunset Glow' might have been it, but it comes off a bit more on the metallic side when applied to the skin. 

Regardless, you can still create a pretty and cohesive look using only this palette, for sure. I really do think this was a well thought out quad that gives you the basics you absolutely need: a creamy white/highlight shade, a crease shade, your pop of colour and a dark shade to smoke it up. 
As you can see, Sand Dunes is the only truly matte colour in the quad, and is a bit on the powdery side, but still buttery and pigmented nonetheless.

Anyway, I thought this was a cute quad and it's something different than everything else in my collection! What's your favourite eyeshadow quad?
xo

Thursday, June 15, 2017

NYX HD Blush in 'Rose Gold' - Review & Swatches

 When it comes to blush for the summertime, there are two things in particular that I'm looking for. I tend to lean on the more coral/peach side of the colour spectrum, and I like my blushes to have a bit of a glow. I initially picked up the Nyx HD Blush in 'Rose Gold', thinking it might be a dupe for the Nars 'Orgasm' blush, but when I actually compared the two, I preferred this one. It's all the pretty, glowy peachy pink, minus the chunky glitter.
 The blush itself is very blendable and very pigmented. It is a bit powdery (as you can see in the photo) and the product kicks up a bit when you put a brush to it, but it applies so flawlessly on the cheeks.
This blush has become my go-to summer blush. It gives a beautiful flushed colour to the cheeks, along with a golden glow, so you could even skip on the highlighter when wearing this product.It pairs so nicely with both bold or natural looks, making it a great, versatile blush to have in your collection! 
What is your go-to summer blush? Let me know
xo 

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Lip Pencil by BITE Beauty

Note: I received these items complimentary from Influenster and BITE Beauty for review purposes. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and my own! 

Okay, real talk for a second. Lip pencils have never been my go-to makeup item. I've tried so hard to get into using lip pencils, but I really couldn't. Either they were too stiff and dragged on my lips, or I just found they didn't last and did nothing.

So I was definitely intrigued to try out BITE Beauty's Lip Pencils. Could this be the product I've been looking for? I've heard such amazing things about their Amuse Bouche lipsticks, so I had high hopes that I would find similar quality in these pencils.
From the first initial swatch of these, there's one thing I noticed that I've never experienced with any other lip pencils: these things are damn creamy. They apply so smoothly, it's essentially like they've repackaged a creamy lipstick into a pencil format. This does unfortunately mean that they will snap easily if you apply too much pressure when using them, but if you're gentle, they will give such a nice, smooth line.
I received the shade 044 and 020, with the Amuse Bouche lipsticks in Whiskey and Honeycomb to go with them. I was so instantly drawn to the 044/Whiskey combo because it is just the most pretty vampy lip ever. It's a reddish brown with hints of plum and I just cannot get enough of it.
I was a touch disappointed with 020/Honeycomb though. Formula wise it's fantastic; no issues there. The shade is just a bit too nude for my lips, and I look a little bit washed out (corpse like...). I still wanted to get good use out of this one though, so I applied a gloss on top if it with a pink undertone and it looks stunning.
The Bottom Line: are these worth it? Absolutely. They've made me a believer that lip pencils are actually worth using, and that says a lot. Would I repurchase/purchase more shades? Again, absolutely. I'd love to pick up a nude more flattering to my skin tone. This is definitely a product I could see myself using on a daily basis.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Colourpop 'Weenie' Super Shock Shadow (SWATCH)

This eyeshadow is so stunning on the eyes, you really have to try it to understand what I mean. I think I might have worn it every day for a week all over my lids with just a darker brown buffed into the crease. It's just so gorgeous.
Colourpop's website describes this one as a "true rose gold" but it falls a bit more coppery on my skin tone I think. Its still such a pretty, satiny colour that looks even prettier when the light hits it. Definitely a must have if you're planning on ordering some shadows from Colourpop!

xo

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Colourpop 'KathleenLights' Super Shock Shadow Swatches

As promised, I'll be posting swatches of all the things I ordered from Colourpop all through this week. I had to post this one first though because, I mean, just look at it. Is that not the most gorgeous golden colour you've ever seen? I kind of just want to slather it all over my eyelids.
It applies super pigmented (one swipe is all you need) and the colour is honestly breathtaking. I own a lot of bronze, gold and neutral colours, but I feel as though I don't have a straight up pure gold colour like this, so I'm very excited to try it!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS SINGLE SHADOW 'ELECTRO' SWATCHES

I knew as soon as I got this eyeshadow I would absolutely need to swatch it because it's just so unique.
The ABH website describes it as duo chrome bright purple with lilac blue reflect. It's honestly so gorgeous on the eyes, I can't even begin to explain it!

As I've mentioned many times before, Anastasia Beverly Hills single shadows are among the best single shadows I've ever tried. Creamy, pigmented, smooth, easy to use. Not more you can ask for!


Monday, December 26, 2016

Anastasia Bevely Hills 'China Rose' Single Shadow (SWATCHES)


How gorgeous is this shadow? I've started building up my collection of single shadows and I've gotten some so beautiful that I just have to swatch them!

ABH's single shadows have some of the nicest formulation around. They are so pigmented, buttery smooth and easy to blend. China Rose looks so incredible when the light hits it!

Let me know what your favourite single shadows are! Anything you'd like to see swatched?

Happy Boxing Day shopping!
xo

Monday, August 15, 2016

Manicure Monday: CND Shellac 'Hotski to Tchotchke'

Can we talk about this colour? I feel like a mermaid.
So for my last shellac manicure of the summer (back to school in 2 weeks, aaahhh), I decided to go for this gorgeous metallic turquoise (it has more green undertones than you can see in the picture). It's called 'Hotski to Tchotchke' and yes, I had to Google it to find out how to spell it.

I'm so obsessed with it, I honestly cannot stop staring at my nails. I'm gonna miss having colourful nails for 15 weeks but I thought a bright blue like this was the best way to end it.

What colour are your nails right now?
xo