Lip Monthly August 2016

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Hey lovelies,

I have another subscription unbagging today! I’ve been subscribed to Lip Monthly for awhile now, over a year or so. I’ve mentioned my thoughts on them numerous times. but I do highly enjoy their monthly subscription service.

For $12.95 a month (also ships international), you get four normally full sized products. There’s usually three lip products and one “makeup mix up” which can be about anything. Sometimes it’s hair/skin care and other months it’s eyeshadow or blush. I always look forward to this bag and I find myself actually trying the items in my bag since they’re full sized. Tiny samples can get lost in a deep abyss of “try later” stashes hidden around my vanity. Full sized products are just easier to see, in my opinion.

If you want to save 55% on your first bag, enter the code Kayla55!

Anyway, this month I was sent four products. Two of which can be used on the cheeks and lips! Anyone else love multifuncitonal products? I do. I like to stick them in my bag if I’m running errands all day or if I’m super busy. It saves room in my purse and I cut down on the “hand to purse” time looking for products to quickly freshen up my face. Okay, enough, rambling, let’s get on to what was in my bag:

1. Hikari Cosmetics Dual Color Stick $15– This is one of the multitasking products I mentioned before. This can be used on the lips or on the cheeks as a cream stain. There were a couple of different shades sent out, and I received the orange one. I’m not too sure how I feel about the shade. I know I’m shaped like a pumpkin right now, but I don’t want to relive the “pumpkin face” days from my childhood with orange cheeks. The shade would definetely work on someone with a deeper skin tone though!

2. Manna Kadar Lip Crayon $24– This is the second Manna Kadar product I’ve gotten through Lip Monthly, and I’m not complaining. The last item was a gloss and I ended up liking it so much I took it to the beach with me and wore it everyday as a quick nude. I love the shade of this crayon and it’s totally one I can see myself wearing while running errands or for everyday wear around the house.

3. Seraphine Lip/Cheek Gel $20– This brand is a vegan and cruelty free brand and I highly enjoyed the lip stain we received from them a few months ago. I love the packaging, and the gel consistency of this product blends out really well, so I know I can wear it on my cheeks and on my lips if I need a quick wash of color. The shade of this one is one I can wear as well. It’s a deeper pink, but I think this will look lovely in Fall. Flushed cheeks, anyone?

4. Lord & Berry Lip Liner $10– I have received quite a few products from Lord & Berry, and I really love their lip products! This lip liner is a rose shade, and it pairs perfectly with the lip crayon this month! I’ve already used this liner, and it applies so smooth, but not too smooth like the Colourpop ones, so your lipstick is going to stay in place and not feather out throughout the day.

Overall Bag Value- $69

This month’s bag was very high value! I am excited for every product in this bag, and I will even try the Hikari one out just to see if I’m wrong and I can find a use for it. I’m most excited for the lip crayon and pencil though. I’ve been able to try several brands through Lip Monthly that I had never thought to try myself, which is one of the biggest reasons why I’ve remained subscribed.

I hope you all enjoyed this unbagging. If you’re subscribed to lip monthly, let me know your thoughts in the comments! I have more posts regarding this subscription if you type “lip monthly” into the search bar on my blog page. It will show you previous bags and reviews from over the course of a year.

As always, thank you for stopping by and reading this post. I hope you’re all having wonderful days.

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What’s in My Makeup Bag

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Hey beauties,

I’m back with a post about the things currently in my “everyday” makeup routine. If I’m  not filming or trying out new products, I do have a specific set of products I almost always reach for. Maybe it’s a comfort thing. These are all products that I know work for me and look great on my skin and will  last throughout the day. With two young children and one on the way, I need some long lasting everyday products on days when I’m just out running errands or playing with my kids.

Nyx Born to Glow Primer– I use this primer pretty much everyday. It’s replaced my Too Faced HangoverX primer for the most part. I love the subtle glow it gives to my face and it definitely brightens my complexion up, which is something I need during pregnancy so I don’t look dead and dull. This primer is also relatively affordable!

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream in Fair– I LOVE It Cosmetics products, and that will be mad every clear in this post. I appreciate their anti aging ingredients and how gentle they are on my skin. Their face products are something I recommend to everyone. The CC cream is light weight, but still has a medium coverage, so it’s what I look for overall in an everyday foundation. I do have to mix a white foundation in with this though, but it’s worth it. I have a back up for this CC cream, that’s how much I use it.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye + Illumination– I ordered this off QVC once when they had a deal on several It Cosmetics products. This is one that I use constantly. I have really dry skin and concealers can easily crease under my eyes, but this one doesn’t. I use the tiniest amount on the back of my hand and use a finger to warm it up and apply it that way, because trust me, a little bit of this will go a very long way. I’m in the shade light and this shade does brighten my under eye area up and corrects my intense dark circles, which is immensely appreciated.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Powder– This is another product that came in the QVC set I ordered. I didn’t know how this would set on my skin, but I surprisingly love it. I don’t use this to set my entire face. I typically only use it on my nose, chin, and forehead. You know, the places that pores are visible on everyone. This powder truly does blue out pores. It’s made of magic, I swear.

Becca Cosmetics Highlighter in Moonstone– I have almost hit pan on this highlighter. I can see the little rim shape poking through, and I am both happy and sad about it. I really do love this highlighter. When I don’t want a super intense highlight but I want one that flatters my skin tone, I reach for this one. It gives me a nice and natural glow on days when I’m not trying to signal alien life forms in space. It’s worth every penny, in my opinion.

Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray– I love Urban Decay setting sprays. I used to use the all nighter, but I wanted to try the Chill setting spray to see if there’s an obvious difference. I do feel the Chill setting spray works out a little bit better on my skin type, and it does feel really refreshing when you spray it. I have to be careful not to spray too much…it’s expensive.

Milani Bigger Better Lashes– Okay, if you watched my favorites video from a few months ago, I mentioned that I didn’t like the reformulation or whatever Too Faced did to the Better than Sex mascara. I think I have found my replacement. The Milani one has a big volumizing brush and is only $8 at most drugstores. I don’t like the little wonky ball thing on the end though. I have no idea why that’s a thing with a lot of mascaras right now. I feel like it’s about to poke my nose and ruin my day.

Jesse’s Girl Liquid Liner Pen in Black– This is a straight up dupe for the Kat Von D tattoo liner, but only costs $7 on the Jesse’s Girl website. This liner has a calligraphy type brush, which is my personal favorite to work with. It makes it easy to create a very dark and straight line and to get your wings even. When your wings are even, your life is in balance. We all know this.

Korpse Cosmetics Immortal Veil– This is an indie brand that I have only recently discovered through youtube, but I can’t put this immortal veil down. There’s something about this powder that sets my under eye makeup all day, and doesn’t crease at all, even after being outside. This is almost unheard of for me and my eye type. I’m about to purchase a larger size of this to put in my makeup kit because it really is an amazing translucent powder. My only beef is the packaging can make the powder be a little messy, and I really hate feeling like I’m wasting product.

Notoriously Morbid Fruit Loops Chapstick- Fun fact: I’m obsessed with anything that smells like fruit loops. If it smells like process sugar and lemon, I’m on it. It’s a problem. So naturally, the Notoriously Morbid fruit loops chapstick is one I reach for everyday. It’s like an adult way to feel childhood nostalgia. Because lip care is adulting, right?

Baby Bat Beauty Lip Scrubs– I use these lip scrubs constantly. I scrub my lips everyday because I wear matte lipsticks almost everyday. The baby bat beauty ones are cruelty free, vegan, and are very affordable at $6 each. Oh, and I have a coupon code. If you enter the code “lunafayebeauty” at checkout on babybatbeauty.com you can save some money. I highly recommend any of the scents that are cupcake/marshmallow related. The pumpkin spice one is also nice if you’re into it.

I believe that’s everything that I wanted to talk about that’s in makeup bag at the moment. Things like lipstick and eyeshadow are never a constant for me, but I do have a “go to” face routine for the most part. If you have have some holy grail types of products you would like to share, please feel free to do so in the comments!

As always, thank you all for reading, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days.

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Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Subscription August 2016

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Hey beauties,

Long time no chat. I’m back today with a relatively exciting new unbagging. I was on Instagram and I saw this neat little beauty subscription floating around from Medusa’s Makeup. Some brands (like elf) have brand specific beauty subscriptions, but I haven’t personally seen many. What really caught my eye was that this is a vegan and cruelty free brand! So, this was pretty new and exciting to me. I decided to give it a try and I subscribed last week.

This beauty subscription is monthly, and it’s $15.95 per month, shipping including in the US but there is a $4 charge for international subscribers. Each bag is promised to have 4-5 full sized products from Medusa’s Makeup, amounting to close to $40 (per their website).

I subscribed last Friday, and I received my August bag on Thursday, August 18. So, the turnaround time from subscribing to having your bag in your mail box is pretty quick, in my opinion.

Moving on to what was in my bag this month, I received 2 full sized lip products and 2 full sized eye products. My two favorite types of makeup products to play around with! I was already very impressed and excited from that alone. Another reason why I’m excited is because I haven’t tried too many things from this brand in particular. I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy and others for so long, I feel like I’m starting to get duplicates and things that I will never use and just get tossed aside. For me, full sized products are easier to see, and thus, easier to try and use.

Okay, let’s get into what came in the bag:

1. Lipstick in Baroque $12– I really love the packaging of these lipsticks! Even the box is adorable. This shade is a purple-y pink shade with a little bit of a sheen to it. I do like shades like this, so I’m excited to try this one out and the formula. I kinda miss my classic bullet type lipsticks after all the liquid lipstick hype.

2. Lipgloss in Lover Boy $9– I also really love the packaging of this gloss. I actually already have a gloss by Medusa’s Makeup from a past Lip Monthly bag, and I do remember liking the formula and I didn’t find it to be too sticky. This is a very bright pink, and we all know how I feel about pink. Not too sure how much use I will personally get out of this gloss, but it is a really nice product and shade.

3. Eye Dust in Brown Sugar $7– I love loose shadows and eye dusts! These are some of my favorite products to receive and play around with. This shade is a really deep and rich shade of brown, which will be perfect for Fall when warm and burgundy smokey eyes come back to grace the makeup scene.

4. Eye Glitter in Ozone $7– This is such a pretty shade of blue. Blue is a shade that normally scares me, but I’ve been trying to use it more, especially after seeing the many blue and glittery smokey eyes Risa Dexter does on Instagram. I love glitter, and I hope to get more from this brand in the future.

Overall value: $35

Definitely not a bad mix of products for a beauty subscription. The great thing about this subscription is that you can cancel at any time, there are absolutely no strings attached. So, if you see a month’s bag that you want and you only want that bag, you can subscribe and get it, and cancel and do it as you wish. I honestly think that’s awesome, and maybe that’s a perk to an actual brand running their own subscription. They don’t exactly rely solely on the amount of subscriptions there are, so people can pick and choose as they please.

I’m very happy with this subscription so far, and I will remain subscribed. So, if you want to see more reviews on this and my other subscriptions, make sure you follow me or sign up for emails. You can also follow me on other social media sites.

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Glamour Doll Eyes Review

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Hey lovelies,

I have an indie brand to review today! Someone from Glamour Doll Eyes was kind enough to contact me and ask if I would be interested in reviewing and using some of their eyeshadows. I agreed after reading Phyrra rave about these and discovering that they are indeed cruelty free and have vegan options. We all know I’m an indie brand fan girl, especially with my eyeshadows.

I was sent 6 loose shadows of my choice to try. Their loose shadows are $6 each for full sized, and they have sample size options starting at a little over $1, which is something I love about quite a few indie brands. I have never used a whole eyeshadow…ever. It’s rare that I even hit pan on any. So, having an option to try a sample out is amazing, because then if I truly love it I can commit to a full size without feeling guilty.

First off, the packaging is pretty adorable. I love the little photo and logo on the lid. These also arrived without a sifter, which is a plus for me. I actually hate sifters in anything. I don’t know why, I find them to be super annoying. Maybe that’s just me.

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When I opened these up it was very reminiscent of my other loose indie brand shadows. Finely milled and super pretty. I tried to pick out some neutral matte and shimmer shades and a couple of fun shades to get a feel for all their formulas.

This is an online brand, which means you can only find them on the Glamour Dolls website.

My review: I found these eyeshadows to be easy to work with and blend out overall. They lasted all day on my eyes with primer, and are very pigmented. Loose shadows tend to be more pigmented, in my opinion, simply because it’s easier to get product on a brush. Now, as always with loose shadows, I recommend tapping your brush or putting your eye makeup on first before your face makeup. This will prevent fallout ruining your face makeup if you’re new to loose shadows. I’ve always enjoyed loose shadows though and own quite a few!

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Swatches from bottom to top:

Catrina: Not vegan. This is a gorgeous light purple with a blue/gold duo chrome effect. This shade is pretty light by itself and needs a glitter primer or white base to show up more true to shade.

Chivalrous: Vegan. Red with gold shimmer. This one was a little harder to swatch with a brush. Still a gorgeous shade if you love reds and gold.

Charming Society: Vegan. Sheer/White (on my skin tone) shade with green, blue, and gold shifts. This looks so stunning as an inner corner highlight! Probably my most used shade so far from what I have tried. Highly recommend.

Martini Olive: Vegan. Deep matte green. This shade is so lush and a must have if you love green and olive shades. This is my second most used shade because I have a thing for deep olives and forest green.

Unveil: Vegan. Deep almost maroon red with a slight purple shift. This shade is right up my alley for the crease and outer corner. Creates a gorgeous maroon smokey effect!

Undead: Vegan. This is described as a black shade, but in my opinion this is more maroon with hint of purple. This is still so lovely though! If you’re into intense shades this would be a great alternative to black in a smokey eye.

Overall, I love the shades I picked out and will definitely be purchasing some more myself in the future. I kind of want to check out some pressed shades. Many of the loose shadow shades are also in pressed form, which is pretty neat.

If you’re interested in purchasing any shades I mentioned here or in anything (except pressed products) I do have a coupon code. It’s not an affiliate code, just one specifically for my followers! Use the code lunafaye at checkout to save 15% on your entire order!

If you’re purchased from this brand before, what are your thoughts? Will you be making an order for any of these shades?

Tell me about your favorite indie brands in the comments! I’m always up to try new indie brands.

As always, thank for stopping by. I hope you all enjoyed this review!

Bonus photo: Sailor in a chair

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June Lip Monthly Review

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Hey beauties,

I know this is July and I’m reviewing a June bag, but it arrived in my mailbox close to the end of the month, and then birthdays and holidays happened. Better late than never, right?

I’ve been subscribed to Lip Monthly for a little over a year now. I think I signed up close to when they first started sending bags out. Ipsy is my only other beauty subscription besides this one.

If you’re unfamiliar with Lip Monthly, they’re a lip product focused subscription that costs $12.95 per month. They will even ship internationally, and I believe it’s at an affordable rate! However, I do have a coupon code that will make your first bag close to $6. My code is Kayla55.

Yes, it’s an affiliate code. However, I was subscribed to Lip Monthly way before I was offered a code with them. I stand by my opinions and will link more posts at the end.

Most months I’m sent bags with 3 lip products and one “makeup mix up” product. However, this month I was sent 2 non lip oriented products! Let’s go over what was in the bag:

Jelly Pong Pong Lip Butter– This retails at $18.95. Jelly Pong Pong is such a weirdly named cosmetic brand, but I have enjoyed quite a few items I’ve gotten from this brand from both Lip Monthly and Ipsy. This lip butter has the most adorable packaging! I love hot air balloons! This is also very reminiscent of the Tarte lip butters. I think if you enjoy more hydrating lip formulas, this one would be up your alley! I love the texture and think it’s nice everyday shade and formula for me.

Be a Bombshell Lip/Cheek Stick– This retails at $16. I’ve actually gotten one of these sticks in a past Ipsy bag and loved it! I enjoy cream products on my cheeks in the Summer, they tend to look better throughout the day in humid weather compared to using all powder products. The shade I received is a gorgeous rose gold shade! I’m excited to use this on my cheeks. I don’t know about my lips unless I use a brush, but I think this would make a pretty blush on fair skin!

Chrislie Lip Crayon- This retails at $13. I love this shade! Because it’s a lip crayon it’s a bit on the sheerer side, but it’s still deep enough in color where even I will wear it. The formula feels very hydrating as well.

Peony Cosmetics Highlighter– This was technically the makeup mix up product, and I love it! I hoard highlighters, and this is a gorgeous pinky shade that I can’t wait to pair with other highlighters in my collection. This retails at $22.

Bag total: $69.95

Overall thoughts: I love this bag overall way more than I did last month. Last month had a couple of goodies, but was overall not as spectacular as June’s bag. I will definitely be trying out all of these products!

Wanna win a May Lip Monthly bag? My giveaway ends soon on my youtube channel. Click here to watch the video and see how to enter! It ends July 9.

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As always, thank you for reading! I hope you all enjoyed this post. If you’re subscribed to lip monthly, tell me your thoughts in the comments!

 

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Current Beauty Favorites

Hey lovelies,

I posted a new video on my youtube channel! I did’t post my May favorites and we’re into July, so I decided just to do my current beauty favorites.

Not a whole lot since it’s Summer and applying makeup makes me feel miserable at times, but there’s still quite a bit.

Please like it and subscribe if you want to see more videos! There’s also a giveaway linked in the description box.

Pregnancy update: I am now 28 weeks which means I am in my third trimester. That’s right, this is the home stretch…no pun intended. I am due in late September, and chances are I will have some things scheduled starting in September and then I will taking a short leave on all platforms, including Instagram, to soak up newborn love.

 

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City Color Cosmetics Highlighter Haul + Review

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Hey lovelies,

Today I have a review outside of my normal palette review! I wanted to share some highlighters that I bought from City Color Cosmetics during their Memorial Day sale.

I had seen so many people rave about their highlighting trio a few months back when Ipsy sent them out to others, but I did not get one in my bag, unfortunately. I love highlighters! I already know I’m not the only one. They’re very trendy right now, and I am too pale to play around with too many contouring products. However, I’m always down to douse myself in highlight and blind everyone with my shiny glazed glam.

I always love trying out affordable and cruelty free items. Highlighters seem to be something many are willing to drop $40+ on, but do we always have to? Surely, there’s some amazing high end quality highlighters out there that don’t make my bank account heave.

So, that’s why I wanted to order some City Color Cosmetics highlighters during their Memorial Day sale. The eyeshadow is technically not a highlighter, but I saw a post where Dupe That compared it to Becca’s Pearl and I wanted to give it a try on my face.

I ended up getting the highlighting #1 trio which retails for $8.99 on citycolorcosmetics.com. This comes with 3 different shades, which is essentially $3 per highlight at full retail price.

Overall thoughts: I am really loving this trio! I have reached for it so often this past month. I can’t really pull off the gold shade with my skin tone, but the other 2 shades in the palette still make this worth it for me. If you have very fair skin like I do, you will probably also love the pinky and champagne shades in this trio. The pink one isn’t super pink so it still looks semi natural, and the champagne one isn’t too warm or a champagne for my cool toned skin.

Here is a photo of this trio on my cheeks:

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I find this trio to be buttery smooth and so easy to blend! So, you can pack that glow on and you will still be able to blend it into your skin properly. I use the Japonesque slanted contour and highlighting brush most of the time when using this trio.

Next up is the city chic eyeshadow in Skinny Latte. This retails for $4.99 on their site. I have never truly used an eyeshadow as a highlight, but this one was a great one to start with! Out of both items I purchased, I have used this one the most. It’s such a perfect shade for fair skin. I don’t find it to pull too white, it has a slight champagne sheen to it which makes it perfect.

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It is a bit more of an “In your face” highlight, but that’s what I like, especially in the Summer.

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Swatches from top to bottom: Skinny Latte, Highlighting Trio

As you can probably tell from the swatches, these shades are so smooth!

I am highly impressed with these highlighters, and I recommend them to anyone wanting to play around with some affordable products to make your skin glow!

If you have ever tried these, what do you think of them? Will you be ordering any for yourself? Give me some of your cruelty free and affordable highlight suggestions in the comments!

I hope you all enjoyed this quicker review. As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days!

 

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Kat Von D Shade & Light Quads Review

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Hey beauties,

Ready for another palette review? I actually have two to review today! I picked up two of the new Kat Von D Shade & Light quads a couple of months ago, close to when they were first released.

Obviously, these little quads are spin offs of the original all matte Shade & Light palette, which we all know I’m obsessed with. I’ve had it for over a year now and still use it several times a week.

So, because I’m a Kat Von D beauty fan girl and because I love the original Shade & Light palette so much, I needed to try the quads.

First thing’s first, these quads can be found at Sephora or on katvondbeauty.com. They retail at $26 each for four shades and are cruelty free. I believe the only quad that is vegan friendly is the plum one.

Okay, so the packaging is actually really cute and compact. These little quads fit perfectly in my acrylic drawers. My only beef with the packaging is that the mirror doesn’t fold all the way back. It only goes up halfway, and it kind of bothers me. That’s probably just because I’m weird though.

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First up is the sage quad. This is advertised for those with brown eyes, but I love green so I’m gonna slap these shades on my green eyes, anyway.

I love the shade choices in this one. The transition shade is perfect and that’s the biggest pan, which makes more sense to me than having the base shade on the far right being the biggest shade. I know some will disagree with me on that, but when you have several palettes with huge cream shaded pans…how the heck am I supposed to use all of them? I personally use transition shades more than anything else.

There’s also a cool toned defining shade, and of course that gorgeous forest green shade. I will admit that the sage shade looks lighter in the pan than it swatches. However, if you’re into greens I think you’ll love this quad.

Swatches:

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Swatches are done over no primer.

I noticed when swatching the sage quad that these mattes feel different than the other ones Kat Von D has released. I don’t know if it’s a formula inconsistency or if she wanted to appeal to those that said the original Shade & Light shades were too hard to blend. I humbly disagree with that though because I hate super buttery mattes. When matte shades are too easy to blend, it becomes difficult to create a layered an defined look because you’re having to add more of a shade to try and make up for easily blending your work away. That’s what I loved about the Shade and Light palette to begin with.

 

 

This is the look I created with the sage quad. These worked really well on my eyes though I had to add the sage shade several times to my crease to create a defined look. Overall, I’m happy with it.

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Next up is the plum quad. We all know that purples and plums are my favorite shades to work with. They are very flattering on green eyes, and coincidentally this quad is advertised for those with green eyes. This is also the only vegan quad out of the four quads released.

I’m definitely loving the shade choices in this. I was worried that pink toned transition shade would pull too pink on my fair skin, but it’s actually a lovely deeper mauve toned pink.

Swatches:

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This quad swatched better overall than the sage quad, in my opinion.

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This is the look I created with the plum quad. It was pretty easy for me to layer the shades and create a defined and layered smokey eye with it.

Overall, I enjoy these little quads. I only got the plum and sage ones because I do feel the other two resemble the original shade and light palette a lot.

If I had to only keep one, I would keep the plum quad. I think it’s very flattering on my skin tone and eye color, and it was easier to work with than the sage one, though I do enjoy the sage quad as well.

I think they both cover what you would need for an easy look. They both have transition shades, base shades, and defining shades to take a look from daytime to nighttime. Both of the defining shades can also create a lovely cut crease look.

If you have these quads, what are your thoughts on them? Do you think they’re worth the price?

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One Shadow, Five Ways

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Hey lovelies.

Today, I wanted to do something a little different and show how to wear one incredible eyeshadow five different ways.

I know I’ve mentioned My Pretty Zombie Cosmetics a few times on my blog and on my youtube channel over the past couple of years. Her brand is one of the very first indie brands I ever ordered from, and it was love. This brand helped pave the way for what is now an obsession with indie brand makeup.

If you’re never been to her site, she sells a lot of badass loose pigments, blushes, and other face products. Sometimes she will release sets that include lipstick and nail polishes, and I mentioned one that was done for a charity not too long ago that you can read about here.

I was originally turned on to this brand by Victoria of Biohazardous Beauty. As soon as she said in one video a few months back the shade Brisket was one of her all time favorites, I knew I needed it.

The shade Brisket is the one I’m featuring today. It’s probably one of the most unique shades in my collection thus far. Which is saying something because we all know I have a plethora of palettes and single shadows.

I have used it on my Instagram page:

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I used Brisket on lids for this look, and it really pulled the eye look together, in my opinion. This is a shade that pulls burgundy/gold/red/orange depending on the light. It’s beyond duochrome. It’s magic.

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This is Brisket applied with a flat brush five different ways.

From bottom to top: over the hard candy eye primer, over nyx’s jumbo pencil in yogurt, nyx’s jumbo eye pencil in french fries, nyx’s jumbo eye pencil in rust, nyx’s jumbo eye pencil in black bean

I think this is why I love duochrome eyeshadows to begin with. It’s so easy to change the primer or base and create a different effect. It’s like having several different eyeshadows!

I really wanted to share Brisket today because it was one of those eyeshadows that I wanted for so long and it was definitely worth the wait. I am so happy with it!

If you’re also interested in getting Brisket or anything else from My Pretty Zombie, just enter myprettyluna at checkout to save some money. The site is myprettyzombie.com

What do you all think of smaller posts like this focused on one single product? What do you think about this eyeshadow? Comment down below! I love hearing from you all.

As always, thank you for reading, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days!

*disclaimer: this product was sent to me, but all opinions are honest and my own

 

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May Lip Monthly 2016

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Hey beauties,

How’s everyone’s Spring been treating them? I feel like Spring is one of the shortest months, next month will be Summer and I will be celebrating three birthdays! My fiancé, and both of my daughters have birthdays next month.

Oh, and if you missed my update on Instagram, we’re having another daughter this September! We already have a name picked out, and we’re excited to welcome Lyrik into our family as our first Fall baby, ha!

Anyway, I have an unbagging to share today. I need to be consistent with my Lip Monthly bags, so what better time to start than now, right?

For May, I received the usual 4 full sized products, 3 lip products and 1 “makeup mix up.” We also got these adorable little bags with tulips on them and the card is really cute as well!

If you’re unfamiliar with Lip Monthly, they’re a beauty subscription that arrives monthly and costs $12.95 per month. Every product is usually full sized and most of them are lip related. Perfect for lipstick lovers like myself! I will have a code and link down below if anyone’s interested in signing up, but I have a lot of posts about Lip Monthly, so if you want to see what else I get, just search “Lip Monthly” on the right hand side of my site🙂

Okay, now on to the products:

  1. Manna Kadar 3 in 1 Gloss: $24 Wow! I love getting high value lip products. Lip glosses are not my thing, but when I swatched this one quickly on my hand it didn’t feel too sticky, and it was very pigmented. Also, the shade is gorgeous! Definitely a shade I tend to gravitate towards all year round.
  2. So Susan Lip and Cheek Stain: $24.95 So Susan is a brand that I’ve gotten often in beauty subscriptions, and I think they have some cute and innovative products! This jelly stain is a little bit of a weird texture, and I will admit the orange shade kind of intimidated me. However, I did put this on my hand and blended it out, and it actually a nice peachy shade. If you’re fair skinned you might need to use a light  hand with it, but I think this would look gorgeous on anyone with a medium or deeper skin tone! I can’t wait to try this one out, I love blush products!
  3. Dirty Little Secret Lipstick: $10 The packaging of this is so cute! However, this is the shade of pink I do not wear. I am not into bright pinks. I do think this is a really love Spring and Summer shade though, so I can’t hate on it completely. It might be one that ends up being passed on to a friend though. Anyone else have shades that they are just not okay with? I can wear blues, greens, and black, but pink? No. I can’t wear pink.
  4. Jor’el Parker Face Mask: $10. I don’t believe this product is full sized, but I am pretty excited to try it nonetheless! This face mask is vegan and smells really fancy. What I mean by that is that it smells more like higher end masks…kind of perfume-y but not too much so.

Overall value of bag: $68.95

This month’s bag was one of the highest value bags I’ve gotten in the past few months! I’m really happy with this bag! I might not like the bright pink shade, but the value and awesomeness of the other products this month made up for it.

If you’re interested in this subscription, the code “50off” will help you get your first bag at half the price!

Also, this is a my referral link: https://lipmonthly.com//referral/VOTA7OjQCCz1

You don’t have to use it if you don’t want to, but it does help and I will appreciate it!

What do you think about this beauty subscription? If you are also subscribed, what are your thoughts on this month’s bag? Let me know in the comments section!

 

As always, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days!

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