Lets Talk Lipsticks: Colourpop Ultra Matte and Ultra Satin Lippies

Happy Monday!

This post has been long overdue. I ordered a couple of lippies from Colourpop for my birthday last month and here are a swatch of the colors I purchased. I am swatching these lipsticks without lip liners, so here they are:

Ultra Matte:

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Stingraye
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Chilly Chili
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Avenue
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LAX
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Limbo
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Teeny Tiny
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Beeper
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More better

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Honestly, the matte lipsticks are a little bit drying, but they feel like nothing on the lips and are comfortable to wear. The colors are flattering for women of  color and are super pigmented.

 

Ultra Satin:

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Panda
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Too Lips
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London Fog

As for the ultra satin lippies, they are creamy and easier to apply. I do plan on ordering some more soon.

 

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Mica Beauty (Bella) Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadows

Hey Beauties!  Happy Thursday!

Today I am reviewing and swatching these mineral eyeshadows from Mica Beauty (Bella) Cosmetics. I’ve known this brand for a while and I purchased my first eyeshadows  about 4 to 5 years ago (I think) and I love it so much that I got more for my birthday.

They have a wide range of beautiful colors and the best thing about them is that they can be used in many different ways: powder form, as a cream eyeshadow, as a lipgloss or lipstick and even as a nail polish.

These eyeshadows cost between 17 to 20 dollars CAD. But at the time of my purchase I was able to buy 2 and get a third one free. The are very pigmented and are duo chrome ( I  think). They apply very well although they can be a bit messy. Here is the swatch:

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Color 1  is  #8 Tease

Color 2 is #72  Earth

Color 3 is #102 Sunrise

Color 4 is #96 Nuisance

Color 5 is #95 Ambience

The colors are absolutely gorgeous and I love the fact that they don’t have an expiry date as well.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know in the comments if you have tried any eyeshadows from Mica Beauty and if you like them or not. Until next time!

 

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Affordable Eyeshadow palettes by Style Essentials

Hello Beautifuls!

I love going shopping in Detroit every chance that I get, and one my favorite stores  to go to is Five Below. Aside from everything else you can can find at that store, they have a nice make up section. Some of the brands I have never heard of and some I have (for example Wet N Wild).

I purchased these 2 palettes because they look like the perfect dupes for the Naked palettes by Urban Decay

Here is the first one an swatches:

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Here is the second palette and swatches:

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I already did a make up tutorials with the palettes. Check out these 2 links:  https://beautyndcurves.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/motd-birthday-glam/      https://beautyndcurves.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/motd-easter-sunday/

Both palettes were under $5 and the shadows are pigmented and easy to apply. Both palettes contain both matte and shimmery colors. They are not the Urban Decay type of shadows but they are perfect for people who are looking for affordable options or for new beginners!

 

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All about Highlights: Make Up Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter

Hey ladies!

Happy Tuesday!

On my last trip to Detroit, I had the chance to go to Ulta for the very first time, and I was impressed. It was like “Sephora meets Target on steroids”!  Ulta carries so many brands from less expensive to most expensive, which I really like because I like to have options…

I picked up this highlighter because I watched one of the youtubers I follow rave about how pigmented and nice this highlighter is, especially for such a low price. Makeup Revolution is a English makeup brand, and I am glad that it is available at Ulta because all I have to do is cross the Windsor-Detroit bridge or tunnel to go purchase it instead of paying for high conversions rate (Euro-CAD) and shipping cost.

This highlighter is beautiful, pigmented and looks good on women of color. I mean for $6, you can’t go wrong.  I definitely recommend this one, and I think Makeup Revolution has become one of my favorite inexpensive makeup brands!

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Lets Talk Lipsticks: Colourpop Tulle

Hello Beautifuls!

I am sold, converted and now addicted to matte liquid lipsticks…. I  was afraid of trying matte liquid lipsticks at first, because I know they can be a bit drying and hard to take off. But ain’t no problem that coconut oil can’t solve. I apply it before applying my lippie and use it to remove it.

This Colourpop lippie is awesome. From a price standpoint….. Yes!!  For 6 dollars there is quite a bit of lipstick. Tulle does look different on different skin tones, but in my opinion, it complements every skin tone as well. As for the quality, it is not drying at all and does not transfer.

So here is my lip combo!20160327_171004[1]The only mistake I made is I used my Hard Candy plumping lipgloss on top and that kind of changed to consistency, what I meant is that it became transferrable. Other than that, I absolutely love!!!

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