Jan 062014
 

I have several Wet n Wild lipsticks, mostly the matte lipsticks.  I’d never tried the Megalast liquid lipsticks until I got this one.Wet n Wild Back to the FuchsiaI purchased this one from CVS while they had a sale on Wet N Wild Products that was Buy One Get One half off! I also purchased some lipsticks from the Fergie collection.  To see my review of those lipsticks click here for Ferguson Crest Cabernet and here for Pagan Angel.

Back To The Fuchsia is a gorgeous color…but I haven’t figured out how to apply it evenly without it caking and being too dry. Wet n Wild Back to the Fuchsia on lips In the picture above I have about 3 coats of it.  I love that the color gets bolder the more you apply, but it also gets cakey and cracks. I’m still trying to play with it to figure how to apply it and prevent this from happening.  It seems like if I could get it on with one smooth stroke, it would be ok.  That’s just hard to do.  When I use the applicator I go across the top lip moving up and across then down and next I fill it in.  On the bottom lip I use the applicator going down and across then back up to the other side then I fill it in. This liquid lipstick dries pretty quickly so if I go back and apply more in the middle it’s no longer smooth.  It’s different than how you can apply a lipgloss where you can just go back and forth across your lips.

Anyway, below is the look I wore with this lip over the weekend. FOTD feat Wet n Wild Back to the Fuchsia  Angle viewFOTD featuring Wet n Wild Back to the Fuschia Ha ha! A silly pose belowFOTD feat Wet n Wild Back to the Fuchsia silly pose

This last picture is with a flash and I added Stila Lip Enamel in Giggle to add an extra pop of pink to the middle and to take away some of the dryness. FOTD feat Wet n Wild Back to the Fuchsia full viewFace

  • Cover Girl Queen Collection 3 n 1 Liquid Foundation in Brulee’
  • Cover Girl Queen Collection Matte Powder in Golden
  • Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzer in Ebony Bronze as Contour
  • Nars Blush in Albatross for Highlight
  • Black Radiance Baked Bronzer in Gingersnap as blush

Eyes

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion Original Formula
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk on lid
  • Black Opal eyeshadow in Illusion on lid
  • MAC eyeshadow in Embark in crease
  • Black Opal eyeshadow in Ring A Ding above crease
  • Black Opal Foundation Stick in Kalahari Sand to shape brows, brow highlight, & under eye concealer
  • Maybelline Clear Mascara on brows to hold them in place
  • Stila Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black
  • #138 False Lashes

Lips

  • Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Lipstick in Back To The Fuchsia
  • Stila Lip Enamel in Giggle in the middle of lips

Jan 032014
 

Rimmel The Max Volume Flash Mascara I took a chance when I tried this mascara.  I hadn’t heard any reviews and didn’t take any time to look it up.  I saw that it was on sale for $2 at H.E.B. grocery store and decided to give it a try.  Rimmel Max Volume Mascara brush I’ve been using it for a while now and it does a pretty good job.  I recently posted a look while using it when I created my FOTD with Ofra and Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.  To see that post click here.Rimmel Max Flash Mascara on one eye

Rimmel Max Flash Mascara on lashes close

It’s ok.  It’s not the best mascara I’ve ever used but it’s definitely not the worse.  It got the job done.  I mean, it was only $2 so my expectations weren’t that high anyway.  Not sure that I’d buy it again, but  I don’t regret that I took a chance on it.

Dec 282013
 

Sticking with my purple lip colors, here’s another one I happened to see when I purchased the Cover GIrl Queen Collection 3 in 1 Foundation.

CGQ Jumbo Gloss Balm

I see that balms in pencil form have become extremely popular. Just about all of the brands are making them now. Here’s my review of Soaked in Wine.CGQ Soaked In Wine Label CGQ Jumbo Gloss Balm without top CGQ Jumbo Gloss arm swatchCGQ Jumbo gloss balm on lips no flash

The above picture is without a flash and below is with a flashCGQ Jumbo Gloss Balm on lips with flash

It’s not what I thought it was going to be, but that’s my fault. I saw the purple top and got excited to try it.  I never did read the packaging that clearly states it’s sheer.  (Gotta be more careful) I didn’t want sheer.  It comes off more burgundy than actual purple.  I will say that my lips felt hydrated and the color lasted a few hours until I ate. After eating, I could still see a bit of the color, it’s just that the shine was gone. My lips still felt good too. Not sure if I’ll buy any more of these.  I like a lot of color on my lips.  However, if you’re looking for an alternative to a lipgloss you may like these new Cover Girl Jumbo Gloss Balms.

Dec 272013
 

After looking for this product at several stores in my area, I finally got my hands on the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless!!!Shameless Matte Balm

Purple lips have been all the rave for the fall and winter so I’m guessing this is why this particular color was so hard to find. I would see the other colors in the collection but not the purple. Well the wait is over. :-)Shameless Matte Balm without top It’s a very pretty colorshameless matte balm swatch Even though it’s matte, it still feels somewhat hydrating. I don’t know how Revlon mastered this texture but I love it! :-) Shameless Matte Balm on lips closeThe above picture is with a flash and below is without a flash.shameless matte balm on lips no flash

Dec 262013
 

I happened to see the Cover Girl Queen Collection 3 in 1 Foundation last week while browsing the cosmetics department of HEB Grocery Store. CGQ 3in1 Bottle

I’m sure you know by now that I’m a HUGE fan of Cover Girl Queen Collection. I use the Bronzing Powder in Ebony Bronze and the Stay Matte Powder almost daily. If you check my FOTD posts, you’ll see these products listed a lot.

This is my 1st time trying a liquid foundaiton from this line. I tried the cream foundation and it was pretty good so I was eager to give the 3 in 1 a chance.   I kept going back and forth between this Brulee’ and the next darkest color,  but ultimately I decided on Brulee’. CGQ 3in1 Brulee Here’s what it looks like on my skin.CGQ on armCGQ swatch on armCGQ Blended on arm I’m sure you want to see what it actually looks like on my face. Here are pictures below.CGQ Face SwatchCGQ being blended in with handCGQ Spot still not covered Awww man. My spot is still showing. So much for full coverage. I dabbed and dabbed over and the dark spot but it still shows through the foundation. CGQ Final look Overall, I really like the Cover Girl Queen Collection 3 in 1 Foundation.  I love how it feels on my skin.  This is the very 1st foundation I’ve ever used that lived up to the claim of a “powder finish”.  I wore it today without a primer or finishing spray and I can honestly report that I wasn’t an oil slick!!!! There was a little bit of shine but not enough to annoy me. That’s incredible!!! :-)

 I’m very impressed with everything about this foundation EXCEPT the fact that it truly doesn’t provide full coverage.  I’d classify it as medium.  If you really have dark spots or scars that need to be covered, this foundation alone will not cover it.  You’ll still need some concealer or a powder foundation on top.

Sep 172013
 

Fall 2013 NYX Purple LipPurple and plum lips are a hot trend for the Fall 2013 season. I wanted my followers to know that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to achieve this look. Both of these products were under $5. :-)

I alternate with using either the NYX Purple Rain Lip Liner alone for a long lasting matte finish, or in combination with NYX African Queen to add shine.

Here’s what they look like belowFall 2013 NYX Purple Lip ComboBelow is a swatch without a flashFall 2013 NYX Purple Lip swatched on hand no flashThis is with a flash Fall 2013 NYX Purple Lip Combo swatch with flashBelow, I’m wearing NYX Purple Rain Lip Liner by itself. It’s really pretty.

Fall 2013 NYX Purple RainFall 2013 NYX Purple Rain on lips Next I added the NYX African Queen LipglossFall 2013 NYX African QueenFall 2013 NYX African Queen applicator

Fall 2013 NYX Purple Lip Combo Looking straightFall 2013 NYX Purple Combo on lips 2Fall 2013 Purple Lip Combo on lipsFall 2013 NYX Purple Lip Looking downI’ll be wearing this combo a lot.Fall 2013 NYX Purple Combo posing

I’m so glad I experimented with these two. I’ve been using NYX Purple Rain Lip Liner for a while. I actually keep one in my personal bag as well as one for my Pro MUA kit. The first time I tried it was pairing it with Afrobella’s MAC All My Purple Life Lipglass.  I did a step by step tutorial of a Purple Look of the Day using the two here I think I originally purchased it from my local Beauty Supply Store. I’ve also bought them from H.E.B. I purchased the NYX African Queen Lipgloss from H.E.B a couple weeks ago during a NYX sale. ( I just love Kroger and H.E.B  grocery stores because they both have great cosmetic depts with frequent sales).

What’s your favorite purple lip combo?