Pinch Me Sample Box

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Hey beauties,

How is everyone feeling this week? It hasn’t felt like Winter at all in the city I live in, so it’s really been throwing off my mood and stuff. I’ve been sneezy and my body is all kinds of confused.

Anyway, I was contacted by someone at Pinch Me and was asked if I wanted one of the exclusive blogger boxes. I agreed to it, and agreed to share with my followers in case anyone wants to sign up for their next sample day! With that being said, I did get this box for free. It’s a box filled with past present, and future samples that Pinch Me will send to those that sign up for the website.

If you’re unfamiliar with Pinch Me, it’s a site that sends out free samples of current and sometimes new products. I’ve gotten samples from them before, and it’s typically done on a first come, first serve basis. The samples tend to go fast as well, but look at some of the things you can get! It’s no wonder they go quickly.

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As you can tell, there are samples for this Sample Tuesday that can suit anyone’s needs or wants! I’m going to keep today’s post short and sweet so that anyone interested can have ample time to create their own profile if needed and to get their own samples! Sample Tuesday starts at Noon est, so you’ll want to be sure to have your account set up prior to then.

You can sign up by clicking here 

If you do decide to sign up and you snag some samples, please let me know what you got! I always love to hear from you all.

Also, another shoutout to Pinch Me for sending me this box of neat samples. I do not personally use Covergirl products, but I can gladly pass them on to my mother or gift them to others. Which is another thing to keep in mind! Even if you don’t personally want a sample, they always make cute little gifts for others.

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Morphe 35O: Review + Swatches

morphe 35o

Hey lovelies,

I have a long awaited and possibly late review today. I ordered the Morphe 35O palette during the presale back in September. I was drawn to it after seeing Raw Beauty Kristi talk about it, and I wanted to see what the hype was about.

I had promised swatches and a review, but I really wanted to test this palette out. I wanted to put this particular palette through the ringer and see if it was honestly worth the hype. Because if you’re on Instagram at all, you’ll know that this palette is so damn elusive. Any time a site has it in stock, it sells out in minutes. One of the reasons why I have been hesitant about posting this review is because there’s a lot of people that want it that still can’t snag it in time, and yeah, that does make me feel bad. I know those feels.

However, this is a permanent item for Morphe. They will continue to restock and sell out until everyone has it and the hype dies down.

So, are we ready for this review? I know I am. I have done tutorials with this, I have mentioned it in a favorites video and my top Fall palettes to check out, I have done face of the day posts, and I will link all those at the end of this review.

Price: $22.99

For 35 shades, that is not bad at all. What makes this even better though is that there are 10% codes EVERYWHERE. There are a lot of Morphe affiliates. My personal favorite code (not mine, I’m not affiliated with Morphe) is adoptlove, because it saves you 10% and it’s donated to a no-kill shelter.

However, I will admit that shipping kind of made me clutch my heart a bit when I ordered this. It was $9…oh my gosh. However, I figured that even at $9, this palette was still under $30 which made each shade less than $1.

Packaging: Pretty standard, basic black packaging. It’s not something you’re going to want to display in front of say a Too Faced palette, but it is very travel friendly. These types of palettes can typically withstand travel, and the outside can easily be wiped off if something gets on it. Is it the prettiest? No, but sometimes pretty packaging is the sacrifice we make for nice products, which is what actually matters to me regarding palettes I want to use constantly.

Are they pigmented? Oh my gosh, yes. I honestly was so surprised by how much more pigmented the 35O seemed compared to my 35N, and I raved about that palette as well.

Do they blend easily? Yes, but it’s still possible to create looks with a lot of dimension with this neutral palette. I sometimes feel with neutral palettes that have a lot of browns that the colors can look a bit muddy and weird once blended out, but I haven’t experienced that with these. I use pretty plain and cheap brushes, elf and real techniques mostly, so you don’t need to whip out the fancy brushes to get a really nice look with this palette. I’ve created smokey eyes, very natural looks, and looks that have 4 layers of shades to really put this to the test. I was even able to create a pretty sweet cut crease with this palette. It’s very versatile, and won’t get too muddy on your eye lids.

Am I happy with this purchase? I’m ecstatic with this purchase. I don’t have many warm toned palettes, and this one has kind of made me fall in love with warm tones. I used to be so afraid of warm shadows because as a very pale person I’m told warm shades don’t look great on me, but I’m telling you they’re all wrong. This palette has some super warm and kinda warm shades so it’s perfect to just play around with. You can go dramatic, or you can go natural. I love versatile palettes and ones that offer an awesome array of shades, and this one delivers just that.

Is this still one of your favorite palettes at the moment? Definitely. I mentioned this in my favorite fall palettes video and in my October favorites, and it’s still going strong as one of my current favorite palettes. I reach for this very often, which is unusual for me because I rarely wear the same eye look two days in a row.

Swatches:

These swatches were taken in natural light, and over no primer. For reference, I have very fair skin with cool undertones.

I don’t think there’s much else I can say about this palette. I will say that the almost metallic pink shade and the orange-ish ones can be a bit crumbly, and work best when applied with the fingers. They don’t really apply well with a brush, and that’s the only con to to this palette I can think of. I didn’t swatch a dud-tastic shade this time, which is pretty awesome considering most of the palettes I’ve swatched lately have had 1-2 dud shades. Even the light skin toned shades showed up well on my skin without me having to go over it 100 times for the sake of the swatch photo.

If you have this palette, what are your thoughts on it? Were you as surprised as I was regarding the quality? Tell me about it!

 

Related blog posts and videos:

Face of the day post: https://lunafayebeauty.com/2015/10/22/face-of-the-day-morphe-35o-palette/

Youtube tutorial:

 

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November Ipsy Bag

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Hey beauties,

It’s obviously beauty subscription unbagging week. Also known as one of my favorite weeks of the month. I unbagged everything from my November Lip Monthly bag a few days ago, so today we’re going to take a peak into my November Ipsy bag.

If you’re unfamiliar with Ipsy, they’re a beauty subscription that arrives monthly and costs $10 a month. They typically send out 4-5 deluxe sample sized items or full sized items. I’ve been subscribed to them for a little over 2 years now.

If you follow my blog, you probably already know that the past few months have been weird for me regarding Ipsy bags. Two months ago my bag was stolen out of my mailbox, and last month an item was missing. I’m happy to say that this month the curse is broken and everything arrived safe and sound. Good thing, because this month looks really promising!

First off, I’m dying over the bag. It’s my personal favorite bag so far, design wise. I love galaxy printed anything and everything. I’m a bit of a space junkie, which is something I don’t think I’ve mentioned often on here or anywhere.

Anyway, I received five items in my bag and this is what they were:

1. Benefit Gimme Brow (Sample Size) I was pretty happy to see this in my glam room. I’ve always been curious about it, but I don’t enjoy spending a ton of money on brow products because my brows just don’t respond well to many products. So, having a sample size will be nice! Gimme Brow is a cult favorite as it’s supposed to have little fibers in it that cling to your brow hairs, making them look more voluminous. Not gonna lie, that’s something I need. I do not have full brows, and I never have.

2. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara (Deluxe Sample) It’s rare that I get two high end samples in Ipsy bags, so that in itself is pretty exciting. I have never personally tried this mascara, but with many mascaras I see a lot of either love or absolute loathe regarding it. I do love trying out new mascaras though! I will admit I have a lot of these little mini samples stashed away at the moment that I need to try out, so if you all want me to start reviewing these as I start running out of mascara (because I hate having a million tubes open, personally) then just let me know!

3. Inspr Beauty Angled Brush Honestly, I love getting brushes in my Ipsy bags. It means one less brush for me to but, and I have received some pretty awesome brushes from Ipsy! My elf brow angled brush has seen better days, and I was just thinking about how I needed a fresh one. Well, now I have one. I can’t wait to see if this is as great as my elf angled brush!

4. LeAnni Ecco Go Away Gloomy Day Serum I have neither received anything from this brand, nor have I even heard of them before this month’s bag. However, I love facial serums. I have a really dry skin type, and this time of the year I go through so many moisturizers and serums. I mean, if this serum will cheer me up I will totally try it out. This was a pretty gracious sample size for a serum, and will probably last awhile.

5. Beaute Basics Sahara Gold Chubby Eye Pencil This product is reminiscent of my favorite Nyx jumbo pencils. I love chubby eye pencils because they work great alone, as a primer, or in the water line. This gold shade is really pretty, and perfect for this time of the year with the holiday season approaching.

Overall thoughts: I am pleasantly surprised with this bag. I feel that Ipsy has upped their game, and I’m sure their new survey and quiz system has something to do with that. I feel like I get less things that go completely unused to more things that I will at least try. I felt there was a good mix this month with high end samples, seasonal trending shades, and a tool that I will actually use regularly.

If there is anything in this bag that you would want to see a separate review on, please let me know! Also, tell me about what you got in your bag if you want!

As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you all enjoyed this short and sweet little unbagging!

 

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Quick Review: City Color Shimmer Shadows

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Hey lovelies,

If you follow me on instagram, you’ve probably already seen this picture. I put together a short and sweet little swatch post, but I also wanted to touch on a few other things here on the blog because I personally don’t like having 100 line Instagram captions.

To be clear, even though I am an affiliate with City Color, I purchased these shadows myself last weekend during a sale. City Color had a sale every week last month, and one weekend these shimmer shadows were 50% off. These are already very affordable at $6.99 each, so when I saw they were $3.50 I snagged the shades I’ve been wanting to try.

If you follow Dupe That on Instagram, you’ve more than likely seen these compared to the Kat Von D shimmer shadows which are a whopping $21 each. Don’t get me wrong, they’re gorgeous, but single shadows have never been something I’ve felt inclined to spend that much money on.

The City Color ones are $6.99 each at regular price, and there is 3.65 grams of product in each pan. That is a lot of product. You’re definitely getting a lot for your money with this.

I do enjoy the packaging. The lettering rubs off after a bit, but I have found these easy to store in my acrylic organizers on my vanity. Because they’re flatter, they can be stacked by twos in the little containers that found from Ross.

I don’t know what I was expecting when I got these, but the first time I swatched them, my heart nearly stopped. These are so buttery. Like to the point where I feel as if I poke my finger too hard in the pan the product would crumble. I don’t believe it would, but I don’t know what other way to describe how soft the texture is.

These do not crumble though. That is actually a pet peeve of mine with shimmery shadows. I don’t enjoy the little crumbles that some can leave behind, and these don’t do that. In my opinion, the closest comparison makeup wise I can make regarding texture would be to the Makeup Geek shadows.

Very smooth. Super pigmented. Not a pain in the ass to work with.

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Swatches from top to bottom: Cheers to Life, Marsala, New Year New Me, Bubble Bath, Homecoming Queen

I have seen Marsala compared to KVD’s Raw Power, and they are almost spot on dupes. Marsala and Cheers to Life are probably my current favorites because they are amazing Fall shades, but New Year New Me is gorgeous as well, and doubles as an awesome highlight! It’s a very pale white-gold type of shade, making it a highlight that multiple skin tones can use, including fair skin tones like myself.

I like to put a few shades over top of my tattoo because it truly shows how pigmented products are, and these shadows are no exception. These were all swatched in natural light and with no primer underneath. 

There are so many more affordable brands that are stepping up their game and bringing out some high quality products. It’s really exciting to me! I love splurging, but I also love saving a bit of money when I can, which is why I follow so many pages that find dupes. Ha!

I do have a coupon code that will save you 10% on top of every sale City Color has, and you get free shipping at $25. My code is lunafayebeauty 🙂

Though I am now affiliated with this brand, my opinions are still very honest. I’ve been a huge fan of City Color for a long time now, so naturally I was excited to have my own coupon code to share with you all in case you’ve been wanting to try a few things.

If you have these shadows, what are your thoughts on them? What are some of your favorite shades? Comment and tell me all about it!

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Shop My Stash: Nyx Matte Lipsticks

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Hey beauties,

I have another Shop my Stash post today! I’m still going through my things and finding old favorites to share with you all. Today, I’m sharing my little collection of Nyx Matte lipsticks.

These retail between $5-6 at most places, but I typically snag these on sale at Ulta. I believe there are 33 shades total in this line, which is awesome! There’s a good range of nudes, pinks, and some purples, but what’s really worth noting is their range of red shades. Are we surprised that I find their reds to be the best in this line?

Seriously, there are quite a few shades and I have 6 to share in this post.

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First, the packaging of these are really cute considering the price. I actually like that the color swatch is in the middle, so I can see them when they’re standing upright in my acrylic organizer and I don’t have to look on the bottom. What’s even better is that the middle is clear, so what you’re seeing in the middle is the actual color of the lipstick. It takes all of the guess work out of these from buying to applying.

Formula wise, these are very pigmented, yet very comfortable feeling. If I had to compare them to any other drugstore matte lipstick, it would be the Milani Moisture Matte formula. These apply so easily, and I can typically get the desired color I want with one pass on the lips.

I have mentioned a few of these shades before in previous posts, and I do highly recommend them. I have never found these to dry my lips out or look too crumbly throughout the day unless it was after a meal.

I would say the lasting power is pretty awesome as well. They last longer than say the Colourpop mattes, and probably last a little longer than even the Milani ones, because the Milani ones tend to slip a bit because they’re so hydrating.

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From the wrist down:

Merlot: A deep wine shade with a bit of a purple tone to it. I think this shade is absolutely stunning in the Fall and Winter. It’s not too pink for my taste, and not super berry toned either. It’s a perfect in between for people with a love for vampy shades like myself.

Perfect Red: I have mentioned this shade on my blog before, and I will say this again…this is absolutely the perfect red. It lives up to its name. It’s very neutral toned, so it’s flattering on everyone. This is your ideal 1950’s bombshell red if you’re in the market for an affordable one.

Alabama: I did a lip swatch of this during my Fall lipstick challenge in September, and I fell in love with this. It’s a deep brown toned red, and it’s so beautiful. This is a shade of red that I wear so often in the cooler months.

Eden: This is more of a bright, blue toned red. Blue tones are going to make your teeth look whiter, and this shade is a beautiful red as well.

Whipped Caviar: It took me so long to get this shade. It was sold out for the longest time because it was a “Kylie Jenner” shade. I’m not into it for that, but on me it’s a “my lips but better” shade. This is a muted mauve shade that is the perfect nude for fair skin tones, in my opinion.

Tea Rose: This is my latest addition, and I am so in love with this shade! I love mauve shades in general, and this one almost looks like a muted plum shade on me. I think this is the perfect shade for anyone that wants to darken up their Fall makeup wardrobe but doesn’t enjoy very dark shades or reds.

Well, that’s everything in my little Nyx Matte lipstick collection! I really hope you all enjoyed this post. I love this matte line, and I find they are very underrated.

What’s your favorite shade? Do you own any of these? Talk lipstick with me in the comments!

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New on my Youtube Channel!

Hey lovelies,

I know I don’t usually post on Fridays, but I wanted to stop by and let you all know that I do have new videos on my Youtube channel! I uploaded my September Favorites, a Halloween Tag, and most recently another Fall Glam tutorial. I really hope you all enjoy them, and if you’re not subscribed to my channel, you should be!

I’m kidding, only subscribe if you want to. It does give you a chance to see when I first upload new videos. I’ve been uploading twice a week right now, and I’m hoping it stays like that for awhile.

Fall Glam Tutorial:

Halloween Tag:

September Favorites:

Well, that’s it for today’s little update! I hope you’re all having wonderful days 🙂

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New Makeup Tutorials!

Hey beauties,

First off, Happy October! September kind of flew by for me, but it’s okay since my favorite holiday is almost here! I’ll more than likely be trick or treating with my kids, but I’m truly excited because Harmony is now old enough to pick out her own costume. Lately, she’s been obsessed with Tim Burton films and weird clay-mation movies, so I’m eager to see what she has in mind.

I do not have a detailed “Face of the Day” post this week as I’m trying to catch up on a few things I need to film so I can finally start on Halloween tutorials and blog posts! I do, however, have a few new tutorials on my Youtube channel! One is very glamorous, and the other is very dark and bold. Kinda grungy, still kinda glamorous.

I hope you all enjoy them! If you’re not subscribed to my channel, you should be! You can see when I upload new videos first and come chat with me!

  1. Too Faced Stardust palette & the Vegas Nay Grand Glamor Lashes

This tutorial is the more “Fall glam” look. It’s really not very hard to achieve, but the lashes really steal the show in this look, in my honest opinion. They take the look from everyday to “bam!”

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I do have a full product list underneath the description. If you’re curious about the Too Faced and Vegas Nay Stardust palette, I have a full review with swatches here.

2. Warm Eyes + Black Lips ft. Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Stack

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I’ll be honest, this is probably my favorite tutorial I have done so far. It was really fun to create, and it’s very bold, yet very simple to achieve. Those are my favorite kinds of looks, honestly. The ones that anyone can do and do a bit messily and them still look glamorous. I haven’t used my Dark Matter stack in awhile, and I paired it with a few indie shadows to keep this look mostly vegan on the eyes and lips, other than the Nyx inner corner highlight. I do have a review of the Dark Matter stack here if you want to see if I feel this 4 color magnetic palette is worth the hype.

Full details and products are under the description for this look as well!

That’s it for what’s new on my Youtube channel! Which is your favorite look? If you have any requests, please let me know!

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Shop My Stash: Too Faced Natural Matte Palette

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Hey lovelies,

Today is Thursday, so I have a look to share with you all! This look is a bit different in the sense that I pulled out some products I haven’t used in awhile, but I have some newer things to talk about as well. I really need to show some of my products some love and rotate them out, so this is my way of doing so. I hope you all enjoy it!

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Base: Too Faced Hangoverx primer and the Covergirl Outlast 3 in 1 foundation (Ivory) mixed with Tarte’s illuminating serum. I actually got this serum off of Glambot, so it’s new to me, but not a new product. I really like how this serum allows me to wear fuller coverage foundations on my dry skin without making it look too dewy.

Concealer: Nyx’s HD lavender concealer mixed with Maybelline’s dark circle concealer.

Contour: Nyx’s HD blush in “Taupe.” I haven’t used this in awhile, and it’s a favorite of mine. I almost forgot how easily it blends into the skin.

Blush: City Color Cosmetics Baked Blush in “Rose.” I bought this awhile back and used it constantly for a month and then got distracted by other blushes. Welcome to my life. I love baked blushes in general, and this one gives a really healthy pink glow to my cheeks.

Highlight: Physicians Formula Nude Glow Shimmer Thingie. I loved this highlighter for so long and then got stuck on the Colourpop ones. This highlight is perfect for fair skin, well at least the first 4 light shades are. I used my Real techniques setting brush to apply this on my cheeks, down my nose, and on my cupid’s bow.

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Brows: I used my Anastasia Dipbrow pomade in “ebony” today, because I haven’t used it in awhile. Yes, one of my brows are straighter than the other and not as arched. I am not someone that is overly concerned with symetrical brows because I’m a human being, and we are not symmetrical in any sense. I set my brows with Nyx’s tinted brow mascara in “black.”

Eyes: I pulled out my Too Faced Natural Matte palette today. This palette kinda got pushed aside when my Kat Von D palette arrived, but this one is really lovely. I love the warm shades in this one, and Honey Butter and Chocolate Cookie just scream Autumn to me.

My transition shade is Honey Butter. I have Chocolate Cookie in the crease and Risque on the outer corner. On my lids I actually have Colourpop’s “Onai” which is a really pretty pearlized white shade with a hint of shimmer.

I have Heaven on my brow bone and Strapless and Chocolate cookie on my lower lash line. My water line liner is City Color Cosmetics white retractable liner, and my liner is Physicians Formula eye booster in ultra black.

My lashes are Eylure’s Katy Perry Lashes. The “Oh Honey” ones. I really like these, but the band was hard to hide. I like black banded or invisible lashes, but these had a bit of white in the band, which sticks out like a sore thumb (as seen in a few photos) unless you really work black liner in there, which is a makeup disaster waiting to happen with my clumsy ass.

Inner corner highlight is Milani’s “Bella Ivory” single shadow.

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On my lips today is Colourpop’s “Blood” lined with Nyx’s “Deep red” retractable liner. I haven’t gotten a chance to wear this lippie yet, and I’m in love. It truly does remind me of the color of blood. How do I know that? I got a big boo boo on my big toe last week and I almost fainted at the sight of my own blood. That’s right, the chick that loves horror movies and taxidermy got squeamish over a blood soaked paper towel.

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And just because, here’s a sweet picture of me and my cat, Sailor. If you’re subscribed to my Youtube channel, you’ve probably seen her. My cat has the biggest catitude.

Anyway, that’s about it for today’s Face of the Day post! I hope you all enjoyed this simple look.

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Shop My Stash: Fall Blushes

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I’ve been playing with this idea of sharing some things from my makeup stash as I go through things and switch products out, and what better time to start than when the seasons are about to change? So, here I am today with some of my Fall blushes that will be in my regular rotation for the next few months. Some are well loved, and some are yet to be loved.

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Everyday Drugstore Faves:

Milani Rose Blush ‘Awakening Rose” I know, I know, I talk about these rose blushes so often. I can’t help it, they truly are amazing blushes for the price. That and the packaging is to die for. Awakening Rose is a really gorgeous everyday mauve shade, and I actually used this in my last tutorial. I use this shade very often and that pretty rose embossment is still there.

Nyx Powder Blush ‘Dusty Rose” this is a shade that will pair really well with all the trendy dusty rose shades this Fall. It’s more of a satin finish, so it’s not too matte on the skin, and I find the powder blushes last for a long time on my skin, personally. I do find these to be very pigmented and a bit powdery if you use a heavier hand, so make sure to lightly apply this. The Sedona Lace duo fiber brushes are my favorite for applying very pigmented blushes.

Wet n Wild “Mellow Wine” I’ve talked about these blushes before, and for $3 you really can’t go wrong with them. I wear “pearlescent pink” all Summer, and I switch them out for this on in the cooler months. This is another one to use a light hand with. I like to look like Snow White, so I know shades like this won’t be for everyone, especially my fellow pale friends.

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Everyday Matte Blushes

City Color Cosmetics “Papaya” I’ve mentioned these on my blog as well. I picked up a bunch of these for $3 each at my local Five Below, and Papaya is probably my favorite shade of the bunch. It’s a beautiful matte mid-tone peach shade, which is something I gravitate towards for everyday looks, especially when I don’t know what other blush to wear. It pairs well with everything, much like the matte version of Milani’s “Luminoso.”

City Color Cosmetics “Blackberry” Okay, are we seeing a trend yet? I really really love deeper mauve shades. I feel they compliment my skin tone very well since I have natural cool undertones. Don’t let the name of this one scare you, it’s actually a really lovely deeper pink shade that pulls almost purple. If you don’t have a Five Below near you, I will leave my City Color coupon code at the end of the post. No pressure, there’s a lot of codes that float around so you don’t have to use mine. I did purchase these blushes myself though.

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Go Bold or Go Home

Milani Baked Blush “Red Vino” Alright, this shade is not for the faint of heart. It will totally look stunning on darker skin tones, but I use this as my staple “Snow White” shade paired with just mascara and a red lippie. It makes me look flushed, and the gold in this gives a stunning sheen to my skin. It’s a shade that I don’t hear enough about, probably because it is so dark in color.

Kat Von D “Essex” I don’t know if these blushes are available anymore? I’m still going to mention it for anyone that still has these in their local Sephora. Yes, these are $25, but the packaging is beautiful and a little bit of this blush goes a long way. It’s a beautiful rose shade that I tend to wear almost everyday, if I’m being honest. This formula lasts so long on the skin as well, and I really hope these aren’t being discontinued forever.

ColourPop “Cheerio” This is a shade that I haven’t been able to play around with much. It’s another that looks really intimidating in the pan, but swatches lighter on the skin. It’s a marsala type of shade that has a satin finish. I really love this shade and can’t wait to play around with it more as the weather cools down!

That’s it for today’s little “shop my stash” entry. Let me know if you all like this type of post, and I will try to put something else together soon! I really need to go through my stash and show some things some love before I end up with 100 of everything. The joys of being a makeup enthusiast.

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Colourpop Throws it Back: Haul + Swatches

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Hey beauties!

It’s Saturday, and I have some swatches for you all! Okay, so remember when I said I needed to stop shopping so much? Well, as soon as I said that everyone dropped previews of their Fall lines. I was lying to myself before I even knew I was lying to myself. However, I was better and narrowed down what I really really wanted from Colourpop’s Throwback line to 6 things. These were the 6 things that I knew I would use in tutorials or on an everyday basis.

If you’re unfamiliar with Colourpop, they are an indie company that is quickly growing in popularity on Instagram and Youtube. Their products are very affordable. Their shadows are $5 each and their lippie pencils and sticks are also $5 each. Now, their lippie sticks only come with 1 gram of product (1/3 of what is in MAC lipsticks for reference) but that’s perfect for me, because I rarely ever use up lipsticks.

Anyway, I picked up 6 items, 3 shadows and 3 lip products, from the Colourpop Throws it Back collection. This collection is inspired by the 90’s, from the names to the colors. Colourpop tends to nail trendy colors, and they did not disappoint with this line. It’s filled with cool tones, browns, reds, and dark plum shades. You can get your Craft on with these shades.

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I picked up 3 shadows that I thought would be great together or separately. I settled on Mixed Tape, Central Perk, and Straight Trippin.

Anyone else a huge Friends fan? When I saw the name of one was Central Perk, I knew I needed it. It could have been dead slug slime green and I probably would’ve still gotten it. I was in luck, because this is probably one of the most beauty burgundy shades I have swatched in a bit. I haven’t gasped at a burgundy eyeshadow since I swatched Melt’s ‘Enigma” awhile back. It’s so lush.

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These are the swatches. Left to right: Mixed Tape, Central Perk, Straight Trippin

I really want to create a messy smokey eye with these shades. I don’t think I’ve done a messy smokey eye yet on my blog or Youtube channel where I didn’t have some elaborate cat wing or something. These are all gorgeous though, and I highly recommend getting Mixed Tape and Central Perk.

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I also picked up 2 lippie sticks and a lippie pencil. I got the lippie pencil and stick in “Grunge” and the lippie stick in “Poison.” Okay, Poison is awesome and I’m hoping this shade is named after the band and not the poison apple in Snow White. Well, either are pretty badass in my book. I digress. It’s a red, so yeah I had to have it.

Grunge is a mid tone cooler brown shade. I really feel like Colourpop nailed this shade. They gave people a more affordable option to relive that 90’s lip. That’s what I’ve always loved about their brand.

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Swatches left to right: grunge stick, grunge pencil, poison

Curious about how Poison compares to the other reds from Colourpop? I was too! So I did a comparison post:

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From left to right: Lady, Bichette, Blood, Poison

Poison reminds me of a mix of blood and lady.

That was everything that I got from this collection…so far. Ha! Did you all pick anything up from this collection? Let me know!

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

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