Category: Mid-Range Brands

Urban Decay x Jean-Michael Basquiat Collection Swatches 

Urban Decay x Jean-Michael Basquiat Collection Swatches on Dark Skin

Happy Sunday, makeup lovers! Before I jump right in to some Skincare Sunday goodies, I just have to show you the amazing new, limited edition Urban Decay x Jean-Michael Basquiat Makeup As Art Collection. It’s been a long time since I’ve been excited about an Urban Decay collection. The last Urban Decay collection to catch my eye was the Gwen Stefani Collection. Let’s face it. It was pretty and the packaging was cute but it was ultimately a fail for us dark skin divas.

The Jean-Michael Basquiat Collection is something totally different! The Makeup As Art Collection is bold. It’s vibrant. It’s gritty. It’s surreal. It’s edgy. Basically, the Jean-Michael Basquiat Makeup As Art Collection is everything we’ve grown to know and love about Urban Decay before the incessant Naked craze. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good neutral palette and nude lip as much as any makeup junkie. But every now and then, you’ve got to switch things up and add some color, girl!
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Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter Swatches 

Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighters Swatches on Dark Skin

Too Faced is all about the cute packaging so it comes as no surprise that their intro to the highlighter game is all glitz and glamour. They may be a little late to the party but Too Faced managed to dazzle us all with their new Love Light Prismatic Highlighters. The Love Light Prismatic Highlighters are everything you’d imagine a Too Faced highlighter to be. Shiny, a little gaudy, maybe a little cheap but still hella cute!
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Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette Swatches 

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette Swatches on Dark Skin

Happy hump day beauty lovers! It’s been about 2 weeks since I’ve last checked in with you guys and that’s way too long! I have quite the long (and interesting!) story about the massive changes in my life these days that I’ll be sharing with you very soon. In the meantime, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do with swatches and reviews! Starting with lots and lots of lipstick and eyeshadow. 🙈

Last month, Too Faced released the Natural Love Collection for Summer 2017 and it was just as girly, frilly and cheesy as I thought it’d be. And I’m loving it all! Sorry guys! I’m a huge girly girl so I can’t help but be mildly obsessed with Too Faced as they’re the reigning beauty queens of all things girly. Including the new limited edition blockbuster Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette that’s been turning heads lately.
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Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette Review

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye and Cheek Palette Review Swatches on Dark Skin

Girls love glitter! Don’t ask me why. We just do. We know it’s annoying. We know it’s craft herpes and never goes away once you get it. But we still love it! I’m pretty sure if you were to cut me right now (please don’t!) I’d bleed out an insane amount of glitter. Especially after playing with the new limited edition Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette! If I had one of those unicorn heads on a stick, I’d be prancing and galloping around in excitement because the Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette is truly magical.
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Be a Unicorn with the Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Collection!

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Collection Swatches on Dark Skin

Why be basic when you can be a unicorn? The world is going unicorn crazy right now and I’m all for it! Unicorns are magical and majestic. Everything life should be, in my opinion. If I could, I would go around sprinkling glitter and confetti in a unicorn headband, fairy wings and a scepter. Currently, my schedule doesn’t permit such behavior so I’m living out my dreams vicariously through the new limited edition Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Collection. It’s filled with sparkly, glittery unicorn magic that’ll leave you feeling like a glowing mythical creature.
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Is the LORAC I Love Brunch Collection Brown Girl Friendly? 

LORAC I Love Brunch Collection for Spring 2017 Swatches on Dark Skin

Pastels have always reminded me of Easter. Which is when I intended to post this. Whoops! I’ve been a little under the weather lately but I’m bouncing back. Full force, baby! Anywho! It’s just something about pastel colors that intrigues me and makes me feel like a little girl all over again in my big frilly pale pink and cream dresses with the huge ruffle trim sock on Easter Sunday. Oh how I hated those socks sometimes, but those were the days!

When I first saw the LORAC I Love Brunch Collection, I felt little flutters in my heart and stomach because it took me right back to those days all over again. I could just taste the Easter candies as I cracked open the metallic white boxes filled with pastel eyeshadows, lipstick, glosses and more. Such a yummy, sweet treat!
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Bare Minerals Brilliant Future Age Defense & Renew Serum Review

Bare Minerals Brilliant Future Age Defense & Renew Serum Review

A good moisturizer is a great start if you really want to start taking better care of your skin. If you’re looking to kick things up a notch and really target those skin concerns, though, you’re going to need a good serum to go along with your moisturizer. Serums are formulated with stronger, more potent ingredients as well as larger doses of essentials oils and such for deeper penetration and nourishment. Basically, they’re essential for keeping your complexion clear and healthy!
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Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick Swatches 

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick in 1993, Conspiracy, Backtalk, Studded, WSM, Mad Swatches on Dark Skin

Okay, I love nudes and neutral shadows as much as the next girl but I couldn’t be happier to see Urban Decay moving the heck away from the Naked line for a second. Can I get an amen?! I know I can’t speak for everyone but I’m pretty sure most of you (like me) have grown tired of Urban Decay shoving Naked down our throats. It’s only so much nude a girl can take! Of course, you need your natural everyday foundation, powder, concealer and eyeshadow for simple looks. But you also need some color, girl!
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My Top 5 MAC Brushes

MAC 129, 168, 159, 286, 209 Makeup Brush Review

Happy Monday! I know you’re dreading the start of yet another work week but at least I’m here to brighten your dreary Monday with a little MAC love. Last time, we dove into some of my favorite coral lipsticks and favorite highlighters from MAC so I figured I’d keep the faves train going and share my top 5 MAC makeup brush picks. Who couldn’t use a good makeup brush or two?

MAC has been in the makeup game for decades so it’s no surprise that their brushes are arguably still considered to be top of the line for professional makeup artists. When I first started buying MAC brushes I was nowhere near close to being a professional. However, I loved the quality of MAC’s brushes and how well they applied and blended my makeup. Like a good pair of shoes, a good set of makeup brushes can truly help a girl conquer the world! Here’s a peek at my top 5 MAC brushes:
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Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows are Stunning! 

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows in Ballet Baby, Diamond Dust, Molten Midnight, Smoky Storm, Kitten Karma and Rose Gold Retro Swatches on Dark Skin

Wednesday’s aren’t just for pink! They’re for glitter too! You may not have noticed but glitter is the next big trend this season and it’s making waves in a fierce way. From glittery eyes to glittery lips, everyone is jumping on the glitter craze and pumping out fun new products for us to sparkle and shine like a diamond princess all spring and summer. Including Stila. Stila jumped in feet first with the new Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows that are so mystical and magical that it’s hard for stores to keep them in stock.
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