Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Wander Beauty Prone to Wander Lipstick Set

What it is:
A six-piece set of highly pigmented, matte moisture-rich lipsticks that can be mixed and matched for gorgeous lip looks.

Colors in the Set:

  • B.B. (soft rose)
  • Exhibitionist (raspberry wine)
  • Barely There (mauve nude)
  • Wanderberry (burgundy)
  • Miss Behave (mauvey nude)
  • Velvet Rope ( dark cherry)

This was my first purchase from Wander Beauty. To be honest I had never heard of the brand until I saw it online at Sephora. The size of the lipsticks in this kit were disappointing. They were very small and not what I was expecting from the $98 retail value that was given to this gift set. Ignoring the size of these lipsticks the product quality is amazing. The colors applied smoothly and were insanely pigmented. The darker colors actually leave a stain on your lips allowing the color to last longer. The set comes with a nice variety of very wearable colors. I enjoyed the formula of these lipsticks however the size makes me hesitant to recommend the set.  

If you would like to pick up your own Wander Beauty Prone to Wander Lipstick Set it is available for $49.00 at Sephora and Wander Beauty. Click the links for more details: Sephora, Wander Beauty

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A New Beauty Subscription has Just Launched called Deck of Scarlett

I just stumbled upon a new beauty subscription box by Scentbird and thought I would share. #notsponsored
It’s called Deck of Scarlet and the service delivers a new versatile beauty palette every two months for $29.95. A typical palette consists of three eye shadows, two check colors, two lip colors, an eye pencil and a lip pencil.
The palettes are designed by social media influencers allowing consumers to recreate the looks they find on YouTube and each palette comes with step-by-step instructions. Every palette is unique and limited edition.
According to the company, the products are 100% cruelty free and promise to have “high-impact, dimensional pigments that glide on and blend easily.”
The first palette, which is pictured above, is created by Kelly Strack.
Kelly is like your best girlfriend, with out-of-this-world makeup skills. Her style is sexy yet approachable.

If you are interested in subscribing to Deck of Scarlett, click the link: DeckOfScarlett.com

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Estee Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palettes

What it is:
A limited-edition Holiday gift set containing two magnetic palettes. Create high-impact eyes with the Gritty Eye Palette, featuring six highly-pigmented pearlized shadows for intense depth and the ultimate smoky eye. And, get glowing with the Glow Face + Eye Palette, featuring six universally flattering highlighter shades for cheeks and eyes.

Colors in the Eye Palette:
  • Swerve (golden copper)
  • Riff (champagne rose gold)
  • Burn (burgundy bronze)
  • Wavy (dark emerald)
  • Mood (midnight black with multi-sparkle)
  • Trip (deep iridescent blue)


Colors in the Face Palette:
  • Snowlit (platinum)
  • 14K Glow (champagne)
  • 1st Light (soft pink)
  • Gleam (peachy pink)
  • Ray (golden bronze)
  • Beachy (burnished copper)


Verdict: This is a really lovely holiday gift set. Estee Lauder did a great job with the colors and price point. The eye shadow palette in this set is just amazing. The colors are highly pigmented and buttery soft. This is a true metallic palette and the shadows blend beautifully. The face palette I am on the fence about. Some of the colors did not apply as pigmented as I had anticipated. The first three colors in the palette were pretty chalky and powedery. It took some effort to work with them however the last three colors were fantastic. They had a similiar formula to the shadows in the eye palette. Overall this is a great set and would make an awesome holiday gift for yourself or a loved one. 

If you would like to pick up your own  Estee Edit Gritty and Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palette Set it is available for $58.00 at Sephora. Click the links for more details: Sephora

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Stila Stay All Day, Sparkle All Night Liquid Lipstick Set

What it is:
A perfectly portable mini-collection of Stila's award winning Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks plus, a dazzling Glitterati Lip Top Coat !

Colors in the Set:

  • Baci (nude pink) 
  • Rubino (beet red) 
  • Fresco (mid tone dusty rose) 
  • Patina (dusty rose) 
  • Bacca (raspberry) 
  • Glitterati Lip Top Coat in Transcend (multi-color sparkle)


Verdict: I bought one of Stila's Liquid Lipstick gift sets last year and was impressed and this year was no exception. This gift set is the perfect way to test out Stila's Stay All Day liquid lipsticks, especially since liquid lipsticks have been all the rage this past year. The formula on these lipsticks is very creamy which makes application a breeze. The colors also dry without transferring, leaving your lips with a nice matte finish. I loved all the colors in this years set and the glitter top coat that is included is just freaking amazing. I am a lover of sparkle so I really hope that Stila expands on this glitter lip topper idea. 

If you would like to pick up your own Stila Stay All Day, Sparkle All Night Liquid Lipstick Set it is available for $39.00 at ULTA & Sephora. Click the links for more details: ULTA SEPHORA