Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tarte Goddess Glow Highlighter

What it is:
A limited edition golden champagne highlighter that will illuminate every single skin tone.


Verdict: Tarte has definitely been stepping up their beauty game over the past few years but this highlighter just missed the mark for me. The color was to close to my skin tone and the formula was very powdery. This highlighter definitely needs some type of primer to really pop on the skin. My favorite aspect of this highlighter was actually the embossed design. It looks lovely and didn't disappear after use. I think it will probably last until I get closer to hitting pan. 

* If you would like to pick up the Tarte Goddess Glow Highlighter it retails for $35.oo and will be available at Sephora. Click the links for more details: Sephora 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Yves Saint Laurent Night 54 Fall 2017 Nail Lacquer Collection

What it is:
New limited edition nail lacquer shades for Fall 2017, inspired by Studio 54, the epicenter of disco in the 1970s.

  • 54 Studio Silver (circular holographic glitter in a clear base)
  • 55 Dancing Bronze (thin gold string glitter in a bronze base)

Verdict: I love glitter nail polishes so these new Fall shades from YSL where just calling my name. The first shade I tried out was "Studio Silver." This polish looked amazing in the bottle but it was a bit of a let down once applied. The glitter was very chunky and difficult to work with. I applied multiple layers to be able to get an even coat on my nails. At the end I just didn't like the way the polish looked and the clean up was so difficult. The second shade I tried was "Bronze Fever." This shade worked out a bit better. The polish was pretty and looked great after two coats. I like YSL nail polishes and the applicators are fantastic but these new fall shades were a big fail. 

* If you would like to pick up one or both of the Yves Saint Laurent Night 54 Nail Lacquers they  retail for $28.oo each and are available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, and the YSL Beauty website. Click the links for more details: Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, YSL

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Pat McGrath Is Launching A Permanent Makeup Collection

Pat McGrath, the legendary makeup artist, will finally be releasing a permanent makeup collection. This is a huge change from the makeup artist’s existing business plan, which was founded on the idea that demand trumps supply. McGrath's previous seven makeup releases have sold out in minutes, even causing site crashes. This permanent makeup collection will finally allow her products into the hands of more consumers.

The permanent makeup collection will launch first on on September 16 and then hit Sephora stores starting on October 6.

The launch will come in two waves: first on September 16 with 40 shades of lipstick and then on September 28 with 11 shades of lip liner, 5 shades of eyeliner, a mascara, and an eyeshadow palette. E-mail subscribers may have the opportunity to shop the collection earlier via secret pre-sales.

Prices will range from $25-$125 per piece. Lipsticks will retails for $38 each, Eye Pencils and Lip Pencils for $25 each, Mascara for $28 and Eye Palettes for $125.


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow Highlighter

What it is:
A weightless liquid highlighter that imparts an intense glow with lustrous finishes.

Available Colors:

  • Peach Fizz (golden copper)
  • Oyster (sparkling rose gold)
  • Perla (champagne platinum)
  • Bronzed (metallic amber)


Colors from L - R: Peach Fizz, Oyster, Perla, and Bronzed

Verdict: These liquid highlighters are amazing. The colors are all highly pigmented and look stunning. They blended into the skin so smoothly and did not budge. 
 I am a huge fan of liquid makeup products and these highlighters did not disappoint. 

* If you would like to pick up one or all of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow Highlighters they retail for $25.oo each and are available at Sephora, ULTA, and the ABH website. Click the links for more details: Sephora, ULTA, ABH

Friday, August 11, 2017

Winky Lux Macaroon Palette

What it is:
An eyeshadow palette that features five deliciously pastel shades to help you create a dreamy natural eye look.

Colors in the Palette:

  • Almond Cream (soft beige)
  • Raspberry (mauvey pink)
  • Pistachio (light mint green)
  • Strawberry (pastel pink)
  • Tiramisu (light brownish burgundy)


Verdict: This is round 2 of my Winky Lux palette reviews. I wasn't the biggest fan of the Bellini palette and unfortunately the Macaroon palette fell short as well. The plus side of this palette was that the outer package did have shade names on it but once again nothing on the inside. The shades in this palette didn't seem too wearable to me. In stock photos this palette leans more towards a mauve/purple color story however in actuality the shades all run very pastel. The formula on these colors was better than the Bellini palette since there was minimal fallout. 

* If you would like to pick up your own Winky Lux Macaroon Palette it retails for $30.oo at Nordstrom and Belks. Click the links for more details: Nordstrom, Belk 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Winky Lux Bellini Palette

 This past month has been hectic but I am finally back. Sorry for the delay in posting but I have some new products to review and swatch so keep your eyes posted. 
What it is:
An eyeshadow palette that features five gorgeous peachy-perfect shades to help you celebrate the return of warmer weather.


Verdict: I had been eyeing this palette on the Nordstrom website for a few weeks now and finally ended up ordering it during the Anniversary sale. I have only tried one Winky Lux product, thanks to PopSugar, so I was excited to get my hands on this palette. My box arrived a few days ago and after playing around with the palette I am pretty disappointed with it. First off, the packaging seems a bit cheap to me. I do not like that there is no label nor names listed for the shadows anywhere on the package. Do not get me wrong, the shades in this palette are gorgeous but the formula feel short. The shadows were very powdery and there was just to much fall out to make this palette unusable to me.

* If you would like to pick up your own Winky Lux Bellini Palette it retails for $25.oo at Nordstrom and the Winky Lux webiste. Click the links for more details: Nordstrom, Winky Lux

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette Vol. III

What it is: 
A creamy eyeshadow palette with eight shades that catch the light for an instant eye-illuminating effect with no primer needed.

Colors in the Palette:

  • Escape (nude pink luster)
  • Tiki (matte beige)
  • Heat Wave (pink luster)
  • Malibu (plum bronze)
  • Rays (peachy copper)
  • Compass (champagne)
  • Jewel (copper)
  • Treasure (pearlescent) 

Verdict: I picked up this palette at a VIB Rouge event a few weeks ago. The palette is definitely on the neutral side. The formula of these shadows is different to the previous Rainforest of the Sea eyeshadow palettes. The shadows in this palette are similar to the formula of The Make Believe in Yourself Palette that was part of Tarte's Unicorn Collection. The shadows are very pigmented and apply super smoothly. There is one matte shadow for transitioning but everything else is a beautiful metallic/shimmer color. This is a great neautral palette with an illuminating twist. 

* If you would like to pick up your own Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette it retails for $36.oo at Sephora. Click the link for more details: Sephora