Category Archives: Makeup

Our lips are sealed…

(Vee) Finding a great lipstick is one of my favorite things to do especially if I can find it at a GREAT price. My cousin had a gorgeous pout the other day and I had to try it out myself. The brand is called NYX and the lipstick is a soft matte lip creme.

 
The lipstick goes on creamy but then dries matte. It has a vanilla smell which I love. 

 
The color I tried is Morocco and I LOVE IT! The best part of this lipstick is that it is under $6 and you can find it at HEB. Overall, I love this lipstick and especially love the price point. 

Happy đź’‹đź’‹ “pouting” dolls!! 

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My heart belongs to Yes! They’re Real! Mascara by Benefit

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Oh how I’ve missed you! I promise to never leave you again! You are my one true love♡ Yes! They’re Real! Mascara By Benefit

If you couldn’t tell… I love this mascara! This mascara has to all. It makes my lashes separated, lengthened and volumized, all without looking like I have spider on my eyes. It doesn’t clump or flake at all. It applies very easily and quickly.  Just a few zigzag strokes and my lashes are lifted and curled to perfection.

The bristles at the tip of the brush are great for getting into the outer corners of your eyes and for applying to the lower lashes. I prefer only applying one coat but if you want to add a little drama, you can easily build with multiple coats.

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How “EXTRAVAGANT” is Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara?

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Pretty sure I can survive without this in my life?!?!
In my post yesterday (Dior Diorshow mascara) I mentioned I wanted to try the Make up forever Smoky Extravagant mascara. Well I completely forgot that I recieved this as my birthday gift from @Sephora!

First impressions.. MUCH happier with this compared to the Diorshow! The brush is a bit awkard. The shape of the brush is inverted (Kind of triangular) so it made one side look fabulous while the other side not so much. The formula is nice. My lashes are thick, separated, nice sheen, AND lengthened. I’ve not experienced flaking or smudging with it.

I did have to apply multiple coats – which I hate doing because it takes too much time. The second coat quickly started to clump up but I was able to easily brush out with a spooly.

While I do like the formula, the inverted flared brush killed it for me. I am DEFINITELY going back to the best mascara I’ve used — Benefit They’re Real!

What is your favorite mascara??

New Favorite Mascara? Diorshow?

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Dior Diorshow Mascara
$29

I’ve been happily using Benefit “They’re Real” mascara for awhile but I enjoy trying out new products.

Firstly, this Diorshow mascara stinks! HUGE negative for me. Secondly, it irratated my eye. Not sure if the irration was due to the fowl smell or if it came from the actual ingredients in the product. Thirdly, you need to apply several coats. Ain’t nobody got time for that! When I applied additional coats, it made my lashes look too thick (stuck together) and flaky. Fourthly, the fall out is horrible. By noon I had tons of the mascara under my eyes as if it was melting off my lashes and falling onto my face. Finally, this mascara does NOTHING for length:(

Really disappoiting! I will be going back to Sephora and exchanging it.. perhaps I’ll try MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Extravagant Mascara?? Or stick with what is working for me… Benefit They’re Real?

What is your favorite mascara??

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick lives up to the name – F*Bomb!

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick (shade) F*Bomb Review 

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Victoria: When I received my $20 VIB reward gift certificate for Sephora I instantly thought this would be the perfect time to get myself something that I would normally NEVER purchase. I’m a lip gloss and chap stick kinda girl. Vee was my inspiration to purchase this classic red lip color. She rocks those red lips like the rockstar she is! Oh, and the name (F* Bomb) made me choose this shade over all others. Perfectly fitting name!

I have to say… when I first put this color on I immediately felt as if I were wearing 5″ stilettos! This is not for the faint of heart;)

This lipstick has it ALL! Super creamy, shiny (but not too shiny), insanely pigmented and long wearing. The only thing missing from this lipstick in a smell! Nothing makes me put down a cosmetic faster than one with any kind of fragrance to it.

The texture is fantastic. It glides on easily without tugging at your lips yet still gives you control. Doesn’t feather or bleed.

My natural lips are fairly pale but let me tell you this.. you only need one swipe and your lips will be blasted with gorgeous color.

The wearability blew my mind. I’ve never owned a lipstick that stayed on 7+ hours!  I did apply the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On lip pencil in the shade classic red all over my lips before I applied the lip color.  I will update soon on how well the lipstick does without any lipliner.

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Product Description:

“Creamy, badass luxury. Our Pigment Infusion System™ delivers insane color payoff with creamy shine, Maxi-Lip™ plumps and nourishing oils leave lips cushiony soft. Get the color you crave. Addictive to apply (and even more addictive to wear), this creamy formula glides on without dragging or skipping, hugs every curve and gives you a BIG laydown of color. And with shades that range from gorgeous nudes to bold brights, there’s something for everyone.Our Pigment Infusion System™ gives Revolution Lipstick its super creamy texture, insane pigmentation, superior color dispersion and extended wear. Maxi-Lip™ defines and hydrates lips while making them look plumper and fuller. And a nourishing blend of jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter and shea butter keeps lips super moisturized and cushiony soft.

Our luxe, custom-designed gunmetal tube (lined in dark purple) features organically shaped facets that practically beg to be touched. You’ll want to keep pulling it out of your bag—whether it’s time to reapply or not.”

Pros:
• Long-lasting
• Insanely pigmented
• Long wearing
• Moisturizing
• No fragrance

Cons:
• Zilch!

Overall Rating:
• Performance: 5/5 lasted all day without drying my lips out
• Value: 5/5
• Quality: 5/5

Now I just need to get a small loan so I can purchase ALL 22 shades!!

Sephora is my go to place to purchase most of my makeup. Their customer service is bar none! I’ve returned and exchanged several items there and they’ve NEVER given me hard.  The sales people always spend a good amount of time answering any questions and helping me pick the right products. Click here to view the Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick lineup! Enjoy!