Category: Swatches

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette Swatches

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette

When Becca and Jaclyn Hill announced that they were releasing an entire collection based around her famous limited edition Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector they practically broke the internet. Everyone went nuts! I’m not gonna lie. I got a little excited myself because Champagne Glow is beautiful and Becca really knows how to whip up a perfect cheek palette. However, I kept telling myself that I didn’t need it because I’ve been buying a ton of highlighters lately and I already own the Champagne Glow Palette and Afterglow Palette from Becca’s holiday collection. But you know me. The more pictures and swatches I seen of the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette pushed me to want it more and more. It’s just looked so beautiful!

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

Bobbi Brown Hot Pink Lip Gloss

Don’t feel like you can pull off a bright summer pink lip? No biggie girl. That’s what gloss is for! I know everyone isn’t super comfortable slipping on a poppin’ pink lipstick so this Pink Wednesday’s feature is just for you. Bobbi Brown has a beautifully perky Hot Pink Lip Gloss to help you rock a bright pink lip this summer in a more subtle, laid-back way. Bobbi’s Hot Pink Lip Gloss is a cute strawberry pink that’s mostly sheer so it isn’t overpowering or super vibrant. Instead, Hot Pink gives lips just the right amount of color to show off a little flirty pink flush while still allowing your natural lip color to peek through a bit.

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ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip Coming Soon!

ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip in 3-Way, Kween, Zebra and Maneater

Move over matte! There’s a new liquid lipstick formula in town and it’s taking the makeup world by storm these days. Metallic liquid lipsticks are starting to become a huge hit with brands like Wet n Wild, Milani and now ColourPop jumping on board. The lovelies over at ColourPop hopped on Snapchat yesterday to reveal that they’ve cooked up yet another new release for us: Ultra Metallic Lip. Yaaaaaas, ColourPop! The Ultra Metallic Lip is, of course, a new formula that’s filled with glitter to give our lips a fun metallic rush for summer. The formula is said to be similar to the Ultra Satin Lip as it’s not completely transfer proof and doesn’t seem to sport an ultra matte finish. Sounds good right? Lucky for us, we won’t have to wait too long to get our hands on the new Ultra Metallic Lips as ColourPop will be releasing the first 4 shades with limited quantities tomorrow. There’s no word on a set time for the Ultra Metallic Lip release so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled to the site to catch the first round. Don’t worry though! ColourPop will be restocking them with a full release very soon in case you miss out!

Will you be ordering any of the new Ultra Metallic Lips?
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Rock Cute Lips & Cheeks All Summer with Tarte!

Cute Lips & Cheeks All Summer with Tarte

I don’t know about you but I just love sales! A few weeks ago, Tarte was feeling super generous with a 30% off sitewide sale. Most times, I take sitewide sales with a grain of salt because they don’t actually include everything on the site like the name implies. Especially Tarte’s. Tarte is known for handing out discount codes like Oprah hands out cars that you can’t even use on the really good stuff like their new or limited edition products. This time around, though, things were different. You could actually take 30% off sitewide. No gimmicks! So I did what any normal makeup junkie would do. I ordered up all of the new stuff I wanted and then tossed in a blush for good measure.
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ColourPop Black N Brown Brow Pencil Review

ColourPop Black N Brown Brow Pencil

Finding a good brow pencil when you have sparse brows feels like finding a needle in a haystack. Some pencils are too creamy leaving brows looking too harsh and drawn on. Other pencils can be too stiff and too sheer not offering enough coverage to fill in those super sparse parts where there’s little to no hairs at all. My little ol’ sparse brows need all the love and coverage they can get so I’ve been relying on the super full coverage Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade for years to fake full brows. The Dipbrow Pomade has been a savior of mine for years but some mornings I hate having to deal with it because it requires precision, a light hand and plenty blending to look neat and polished. However, that isn’t always possible when I have to wake up at 6 a.m. and my motor aren’t fully awake until about 9.
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Well, Hello Smashbox!

Well, Hello Smashbox!

Don’t you just love trying out new brands? I do too! There are certain brands that’ll always be my go to for certain products like Too Faced for eyeshadow, Anastasia (or Becca) for highlighters and ColourPop for lipsticks. Every now and then, I like to branch out and see what other fish are in the sea. Just for a little more variety, you know? After months of playing and swatching Smashbox products here and there I finally got a chance to get my hands on a few products and I’m pretty happy that I gave them a chance.
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Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks Lipsticks Now Available at Ulta!

Urban Decay Big Bang Backtalk, 714 Vice Lipsticks

Are you ready for complete lipstick madness? I sure hope so because Urban Decay is finally unleashing all 100 shades of their new Vice Lipstick in stores at Ulta. I can already feel my head exploding! Can you imagine the beauty of 100 lipsticks welcoming you as you walk through the doors at Ulta? I’m already swooning. Picking the perfect lipstick can be a tricky task but Urban Decay is making sure that we’re able to find our ideal shade of pink, red or even black. I don’t know about you but I’m super pumped to see Urban Decay expand their lipstick range and take on MAC with their spectacular creamy Vice Lipsticks. You go Urban Decay!

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit

Happy hump day! I hope you guys have been enjoying your week so far. If not, I’ve got the perfect pink pick me up to help you get through the rest of it. This week’s Pink Wednesday feature is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit. It’s a highlighter palette that’s fully loaded with 4 pink tone highlighters that look beautiful on all skin tones from fair to deep. When the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits first released I just knew I was going to grab That Glow and call it day. However, I couldn’t help but fall in love with Gleam once I finally saw it in person and discovered just how beautiful all those pinky highlighters turned out to be.
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PUR Cosmetics Sunkissed Glow Strobe Palette Review

PUR Minerals Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette

Are you ready to glow this summer? Of course you are! Nothing says summer like a smooth, dewy complexion with lots of glow. That’s why I’ve been stocking up on highlighters lately because a girl can never glow too much once summer hits. One of the newest additions to my highlighter collection is the new PUR Strobe Palette in Sunkissed Glow. It’s a cream highlighting palette featuring 3 stunning shades designed specifically with us glow junkies in mind. From the moment I laid eyes on the PUR Sunkissed Glow Strobe Palette I knew I had to have it!

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Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara Review

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara

Since I’ve started working at Ulta, I’ve made it my mission to explore different brands. Like Tarte. Before the Tartelette Collection caught my eye I never paid much attention to Tarte. Now, I’m a huge fan of their eyeshadows and after trying one of the new Double Duty Beauty Collection lipstick and gloss I’m a big fan of their lippies too. So I figured I may as well whip out the Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara mini I received a while back to see if Tarte’s mascaras would tickle my fancy too.

So does the Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara really make a statement?

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