Thursday, May 10, 2018

Japonesque Kumadori Lipsticks

What it is:
A creamy, ultra-pigmented lipstick that delivers full coverage in just one stroke. These 12 bold shades contain Japonesque's signature Kumadori ingredients - silk powder and Tsubaki oil- that help create a comfortable and moisturizing formula.

Colors in the Collection:

  • Tatami (warm brownish mauve)
  • Ume (cool toned rose)
  • Tsubaki (warm pink)
  • Silk (light nude)
  • Aka (vivid blue red)
  • Bamboo (taupy-brown nude)
  • Haiku (dusty rose)
  • Adzuki (warm sienna)
  • Kumadori (deep toned red)
  • Obi (rose matte)
  • Origami (dark purple)
  • Sakura (deep plumy mauve

Recently Japonesque released 12 new lipstick shades under their Kumadori line. The colors, although limited, are all gorgeous. There is a nice mix of nude shades as well as a few pops of color. These lipsticks have intense pigmentation and apply very smoothly. The formula is also very moisturizing which makes these lipsticks so comfortable to wear. I wore my favorite shade, Sakura, on a date night and although the shade had faded by the end of night there was still color left on my lips when I got back home. Overall I am pleasantly surprised and happy with these lipsticks. 

* If you would like to pick up one or all of the Japonesque Kumadori Lipsticks they are currently available for $22 each at ULTA. Click the link for more details: ULTA

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Palette

What it is:
A limited-edition eyeshadow palette with a breakthrough glitter formula, featuring six sparkling, prismatic shades ranging from radiant berries to brilliant bronzes.

Colors in the Palette:

  • Reflection (pearl with pink-to-lavender shifting sparkle) 
  • Prism (shimmering plum) 
  • Spark ( peach with a copper-to-pink sparkle) 
  • Flame (reddish brown) 
  • Flicker (orange with a peach-to-pink sparkle) 
  • Beam (violet sparkle) 


I have another newly released glitter palette to review for you guys. By now I feel like I may sweat glitter. :) I ordered the Makeup For Ever Star Lit Glitter palette online and pictures do not do the palette justice. The colors are gorgeous and have a slight duo-chrome effect to them. The formula applied very smoothly and the eyeshadow texture was quite creamy. The glitter in this palette is very finely milled so there was little to no fall out. The pigmentation on the shades reflection, spark, and flicker was a bit light though. The shades still had a nice sparkle effect but I wish they were more intense. The other 3 shades- Prism, Flame, & Beam- were fantastic. They were both stunning and nicely pigmented. The eyeshadows in this palette are unique. They have a base tone shade and then a different colored glitter effect. These shadows worked best when applied with your fingers. The shades can be used on their own or as eyeshadow toppers. Overall this is a nice palette with a beautiful array of colors.

* If you would like to pick up your own Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter Palette it is currently available for $45 at Sephora. Click the link for more details: Sephora

Monday, February 19, 2018

Smashbox Photo Edit Eye Shadow Glitter Trio

What it is:
A glitter eyeshadow trio featuring three coordinated shades to create supercharged eye looks in the season’s hottest colors.

Colors in this Collection:

  • Pic Me (pink glitter and rust glitter with a lush pink matte shade) 
  • Panoramic (teal glitter and blue glitter with a beige matte shade) 
  • Total Scene (gold glitter and silver glitter with a rich back matte shade) 


Verdict: I am so excited for all of the new spring releases.Everything I've been seeing lately is so sparkly and glitter is definitely my favorite color. These new Smashbox Glitter trios are absolutely amazing. The matte shades in each palette were so pigmented and buttery while the glitter duos had amazing shimmer payoff. My absolute favorite trio ended up being Panoramic. The glitter duos in this palette were the most pigmented and the colors were beautiful. I am loving these Smashbox trios and I'm so glade I picked up all three of them. 

* If you would like to pick up one or all of the Smashbox Photo Edit Eye Shadow Glitter Trios they are currently available for $22 each at Sephora. Click the links for more details: Sephora

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

STILA Spring 2018 Glitterati Lip Top Coat Collection

What it is:
A lip top coat that adds a high-wattage, sparkle finish to your favorite matte lipstick. 

Colors in this Collection:

  • Entice - transparent pink sparkle with reflective blue sparkle 
  • Embolden - transparent light champagne sparkle 


Verdict: I was excited to see the Stila glitterati lip top coats being released in new shades for spring but this product was a bit disappointing. Stila had previously released two other shades of this glitter top coat in Transcend and Ignite which I had liked but I feel that these two new shades are formulated differently. The lip toppers were very watery and smeared whatever product you wore them on top of. It also took too many coats to get a nice glitter pay off which then results in crusty lips. I am a lover of glitter but these new lip toppers are a definite pass for me. 

* If you would like to pick up your one or all of the Stila  Glitterati Lip Top Coats they are currently available for $22 each at Sephora, ULTA, Macy's, Nordstrom, Beautylish and the Stila website. Click the links for more details: Sephora, ULTA, Macy's, Nordstrom, Beautylish, STILA

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip Kit

What it is:
A multi-branded sampler set which includes two full-size and three deluxe-size lip essentials.

Items included in the Kit:

  • Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Candy Venom
  • Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Snobby
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Night Mauves (Full Size) 
  • treStiQue Mini Plumping Lip Balm in Barbados Berry
  • Smashbox Always On Metallic Matte in XO, Vlada (Full Size) 


Verdict: I was pretty excited to see this new lip sampler set from Sephora because it is filled with lots of new releases. Sephora lip kits tend to be a great deal because they always include at least 1 full size product. This kit alone was a great deal since both the Marc Jacobs and Smashbox products were full sized and valued at $50. The Fenty Beauty lipstick applied smoothly and was very pigmented. There was still a stain left after I wiped my makeup off. I had been wanting to try one of Huda Beauty's lip strobes and I loved the glitter effect it had. The treStique lip balm was decent but the moisturizing effect did not last long. My favorite products in the kit had to be the two full sized lip colors. The Mac Jacobs Lip Crayon was fantastic. The color is gorgeous and it applied very smoothly and evenly. Finally the Smashbox Metallic lipstick was pretty and unique. I am excited to put these new lip products in my beauty arsenal.  

* If you would like to pick up your own Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip K it retails for $28 and is only available at Sephora. Click the link for more details: Sephora

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Collection Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette

What it is:
An eye shadow palette with new, velvet textured foiled eye shadows that are so plush and pigmented, you can paint them on with your fingers.

Palette includes three foil finish shades and a split pan with two sparkling shades: 

  • Gold Coast (champagne)
  • Sailor’s Delight (burgundy)
  • Sea Glass (chocolate)
  • Stargazer (sunset/silver)

Verdict: I absolutely loved this palette. The packaging is gorgeous, the colors are amazing and the glitter is the icing on top. These finger foil shadows are so buttery and pigmented. The colors are unique and look amazing on the lids. My favorite part of this palette has to be the Stargazer glitter shadow duo. The glitter is so intense and I didn't experience much fall out. I really hope Tarte makes a whole line of these sparkley glitter shadows. This palette is awesome and I am so glad I purchased one. 

* If you would like to pick up your own Tarte Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette  it retails for $39 and is available at Sephora and on the Tarte website. Click the links for more details: Sephora, Tarte

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Pantone Universe Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

Pantone recently announced the 2018 color of the year and this year it is all about Ultra Violet.

Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking. It also symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

For the second year in a row, Butter London had the honor of teaming up with Pantone to release a Color of the Year collection. The Butter London collection consists of new nail lacquers, liquid lipsticks, lip glosses, and eye products.

Pantone Color of the Year Lacquers
Retail: $10
Colors from L - R:  Misty Lilac, Hydrangea, Iced Lavender, Purple Reign, Ultra Violet and Mauvelous

Retail: $18
Colors from L-R: Ultra Violet, Wild Orchid, and Canyon Rose

Retail: $20
Colors from L-R: Electric, Mystic, and Ultra Violet

Retail: $24

Retail: $19