Swatch Saturday: La Girl Creme Lipsticks

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Hey beauties,

I feel like I haven’t done a Swatch Saturday post in ages. Okay, maybe like two weeks, but I really love doing swatch posts! Especially when lipstick is involved. Well, if lipstick is involved, I’m probably down. Today I’m going to be swatching 4 lipsticks that I don’t believe I have talked much about, and that’s the LA Girl creme lipsticks.

Everyone has been so obsessed with liquid and matte lipsticks (myself included) that I wanted to look in my collection and pull out some creamy lipsticks. Matte lipsticks aren’t for everyone, and even though I adore a great matte finish, I do like a nice moisturizing lipstick finish as well.

If you don’t know about LA Girl, they’re a brand that can be bought online at http://www.lagirlusa.com or can sometimes be found in select drugstores and Five Below stores. They are cruelty free, and very affordable.

They sell quite a few lipsticks, including liquid lipsticks, but I don’t see much on their Luxury Creme lipstick line. So, I’m going to swatch and talk about the 4 I have in my collection.

There are 24 shades in all that range from light nudes, red, and a black. I do love the range that LA Girl has in these lipsticks and I feel there is something for just about everyone.

Price: $4

Consistency: These are very creamy and hydrating.

Application: I personally like to apply these straight on the lips and then take a lip brush to evenly apply it the rest of the way. These pair best with lip liners because they are very creamy and therefore a bit slippery. I find that liners help my lipstick to “stick” and not get on my teeth as much. That and liners prevent the weird feathering thing that can happen with non-matte lipsticks.

Finish: As I’ve said possibly a million times, these are not matte, but they’re not too super glossy either. I like that about them. They’re kind of a happy medium, in my opinion.

Pigmentation: With all of the ones I swatched for this post I had no problems with the pigmentation. They went on smoothly and with no patchiness.

Packaging: I’m not a fan of the packaging. The packaging is a bit cheap (okay, very cheap) and a little flimsy. However, I will say that because the product inside is so good I can forgive cheap packaging. I can tell that LA Girl kind of sacrificed nice packaging for a great lipstick, and that’s okay in my book. I can respect that. If you’re a packaging snob (no judgement here, I am myself at times) then the packaging may bug you a bit too much with these.

Staying Power: Because these have a creamy texture and finish, you’re probably gonna have to reapply them throughout the day, especially if you eat and drink with it on.

 Smell: I found that these don’t really have a smell, which is fine in my book.

Worth a try? In my opinion, yes. I really like LA Girl as a brand, and I think these are nice lipsticks to try out if you want to try pinks or reds, but don’t want to drop a ton of money on a higher end brand. The only things that bug me with these are the packaging because I end up getting lipstick all over the tube every time I apply one. That and if you rip the little sticker off completely you suddenly don’t know the name of the lipstick you’re putting on. That’s also annoying. Other than that, I really love the way these feel on the lips. Because there is shea butter and vitamin e in them they are very hydrating. Perfect to throw in your purse on a nice Spring or Summer day.

Swatches:

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Amour: A very “nude” lipstick that looks almost brown on my skin tone. I did conceal my lips before these swatches so I could show you all the true color. I really like this color. It pairs well with “nude truffle” lip liner by Nyx. I know that not everyone is into the brown-nude thing right now, but I am. It’s my way of being “bold” at times without wearing a bright or odd colored lipstick.

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Be Mine: A very brown lipstick with just a tinge of red in it. I know this color can be intimidating for people with fair skin, but I happen to love this color. It has a very “marsala” tone to it, and pairs well with a warm and matte eye look.

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Promise: This is probably my favorite out of the 4 I own. It looks a wee bit different on my lips than it does swatched on my arm. It’s more of a plummy-berry color that’s bold, but not overpowering.

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Last Night: This is a shade I would probably never purchase myself, but I actually got it in my Lip Monthly bag last month. I quite like it now that I’ve tried it on. It’s pretty intimidating inside of the tube, but on the lips it’s a nice deep pink color. Still bright, but wearable if you’re afraid of pinks like I am.

Arm Swatches:

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From the wrist down: Last Night, Promise, Be Mine, Armour

That’s it for today’s swatch Saturday post 🙂

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Wet n Wild Silver Lake Collection

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Hey lovelies,

Today I have a review with swatches of my palettes from the Wet n Wild Silver Lake Collection. I know these have been floating around for a bit, and I will admit to being skeptical at first. I find that with wet n wild shadows, they can be kind of hit and miss in terms of quality. However, I saw a few bloggers I follow talk about how awesome these were…and they’re limited edition. What is it about Limited Edition makeup that makes me buy it? You could put glittery baby turds in a container and put “limited edition” on it and I would buy it. Okay, maybe not, but I would definitely consider it.

Anyway, these little palettes have 6 shades per palette and are $3.99 each. That in itself is incredible! I feel that these are exclusive to Walgreens, or at least that is the only place I have seen displays for them at.

I have 3 palettes from the collection to share today, but there are 5 total palettes in the collection. California Roll is the other one that I want terribly, but I’m still looking for it. That seems to be the most popular one.

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Since this one is the one I’ve had the longest, I will start with it. This is “Thrift Store Chic” and I bought it mostly for the name, because thrift store chic is actually my lifestyle. This is a very cute and flirty palette with mostly pinks. I will admit that the glitter shades in this one are kind of lacking, but I use elf’s glitter primer with them and they end up looking beautiful! I really love the last shade in this. I don’t really have a shade like it in my collection, so that alone made this one worth it. I adore the last shade in this palette though, and it made the purchase worth it. I’ve been trying to add more colorful palettes into my collection because I really need to venture outside of the neutral zone.

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This little pal is called “Vegan Culture” and is most definitely way out of my comfort zone. I don’t wear a lot of blues because I feel it clashes with my green eyes, but I REALLY love the mint shades in this palette. The silver is also super pretty. The shimmery white shade is also lovely and would be the perfect inner corner shade. This palette is totally the perfect spring/summer palette for those in need of something fun! All of the colors in this one swatched beautifully, and are super buttery. The pigmentation is awesome with these, as you can probably tell by how much my tattoo is covered by the last few swatches. I can’t get over how lovely those minty green shades are.

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The last one I have to show is “Vinyl Collection.” This one is very very neutral. I obviously needed another neutral palette…but it’s limited edition. It’s justified in my mind. I do like this palette and the quality is the same as Vegan Culture. My personal favorites in this one are the matte shade (perfect transition shade for my fair skin) and the dark khaki green shade. It’s so gorgeous, and I feel it has just enough brown in it for me to pull it off. If you’re in need of an everyday neutral palette with a twist, look into this one. It’s just a nice one to add to the collection, in my opinion.

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Overall, I am very impressed with these shadows. A few (namely the glitter shades) are a bit lacking, but it’s not horrible. I feel these are worth the $4 each and if you can find them all, pick them up! I have no idea when these will be taken off the shelves, but I do know more limited edition items are starting to hit the shelves as well *winks*

Like I mentioned before, there are 5 palettes total in this collection and you may need to hit up a few different Walgreens in your area to find them all. Every display I have seen only has 1-2 of each palette and usually 2-4 are sold out. Frustrating to say the least. If I do find the other two I will pick them up and create a separate post with swatches!

I will definitely be playing with these more and I’m thinking about using them to create a minty Spring/Summer look!
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Face of the day: Revealed 2 Palette 

  

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but the Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette is one of my favorites. I love the mauve and browns in this palette…it’s just so perfect in every way! I also haven’t shown this palette any love in a bit because of all the new palettes I’ve added (oops) so today I’m showing this beauty some love! 

  

  

This is a really simple “mauve smokey eye” I did today using most of the matte shades in the palette. I have the deep mauve shade on the lid and the lighter pink shade as a transition shade. I put the chocolate brown shade in the crease to deepen the mauve shade a bit and then placed the reddish brown shade on the outter portion of my eye. I blended until my arm was gonna fall off with this look. 

 

I used my trusty physicians formula eye booster pen to create a wing and my lashes are Kara #43. 

On the lower lash line I blended the light and dark mauve shades together and placed the dark brown on the outer part. My waterline is Rimmel scandal eyes in “nude.”

On my face is Nyx blush in “taupe” to contour and I used my Pixi “subtly sunned” bronzer to warm up my face a bit (unusual for me, yes) 

Blush is colourpop “prenup” which is a really pretty mauve type of color and highlight is by physicians formula

Brows are an ofra brow pencil that came in my lip monthly bag this month. More info on it next week!

Lips are colourpop’s lippie stick and pencil in “brink” 

Everything was set with my urban decay all nighter spray.

Welp, that’s about it for today’s face of the day! I hope you all enjoyed!

  

Wet n Wild Milano Palette

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Normally, I post swatches with reviews on Saturdays, but I’m feeling spontaneous today. I’m thinking about doing a “palette love” post on Saturday where I pull a palette out of my collection and create a look with it? Let me know if you all would be interested in that! The palettes I have in mind are Revealed (1 or 2), Innerstellar, the Pulp Fiction Urban Decay palette, or my Too Faced Natural eyes palette. Comment down below if you’re interested and what you would wanna see!

Hey lovelies,

Guess what I found? The neutral Wet n Wild palette that I have been searching high and low for! I discovered one Walgreens in my city that had a display for them, but was always sold out of them. Well, I got lucky and went there on a day when they had gotten some in stock.

I know that I reviewed the “Paris Runway” version of this palette and wasn’t too impressed. I really had my heart set on the neutral one because Hollie from Hollieeatslipstick reviewed it and loved it, and I fell in love with it as well.

Well, I was in Walgreens and noticed that the Milano palette was in stock! I didn’t ask questions, I just bought it. At $8, it’s hardly a bank breaker. That and I believe these are not permanent? I’ve missed out on so many limited edition palettes that I just decided to add this one to my collection as well.

I purchased this palette myself, and all opinions are my own. 🙂

Alright, so a quick overview of the palette:

Price: $8
Shades: 10
What it claims: to have a good range of matte and shimmers to create neutral looks
Did it deliver: yes

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If you read my review on the Paris Runway palette (the cool toned version from this line) I didn’t have great things to say about the shade range. The quality was there, but the darker shades looked the same to me and on the eyes when blended out.

However, the neutral companion has a nice shade range that I love! There are actually mattes in this one, including a nice transition shade and a crease shade. There are 3 shades that are matte, a light brown, dark brown, and a black. The first cream shade is a bit more of a satin matte, but is a nice brow bone highlight or base shade.

I love this palette 1000% more than the Paris Runway one.

I don’t feel I should go too into detail again since I did a review of the other one (see that review here), but the quality is amazing for a drugstore palette. The shades are pigmented and blend easily. The shadows feel very buttery to the touch.

There’s a bit of fallout with a few of the very shimmery shades, but that’s common when there’s a lot of shimmer and glitter in an eyeshadow.

Tip: use a glitter primer (elf makes one for $2) prior to putting on a shimmery shade to really make the shade stand out and gleam from the dang sky! Also, putting on concealer and setting powder under the eyes before applying eyeshadow makes it easy to brush away any fallout that can occur with eyeshadows. Putting a matte shade on the lids after priming can help blend shadows out as well!

Swatches:

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Overall thoughts: I’m so impressed with this palette and happy I finally found it! The Paris Runway palette might not be my style, but this one is beautiful and makes my neutral heart happy. The matte shades blend really well and there’s not too much fallout (but there was a bit) and they aren’t chalky.

As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you all enjoyed this quick review with swatches!
Wet n Wild is one of my favorite drugstore brands!

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Face of the Day: Simple Spring 

I’m trying to do more “face of the day” posts because I really love posting these! If you also love them, let me know and I’ll try to post them more often. 

Anyway, I’ve been rotating products and trying out a few things. I wanted to do something simple, yet bright and flirty. 

 

 

 

I used a few of the new colourpop shadows. “Acorn” is on my lid (beautiful pearly cream colored shade) and “snapdragon” is on my lower lash line. I used a few shades from my Lorac skinny nude palette (swatches coming on Saturday) and I’m wearing ardell lashes in 120

On my face I wanted something light so I went with the NYC matte bb cream. I actually like this bb cream, but I did mix a little bit of my Becca shimmering skin perfector and manic panic dreamtone to shade match and give me a glow. 

I recently ordered the new “porcelain” shade of concealer by la girl…and so far I’m in love! It actually matches my ghostly pale skin. I contoured a bit with my Nyx blush in “taupe” and put a bit of “tea rose” by Milani on my cheeks as blush. I did use “Bella chiffon” as a highlight on my cheeks and it’s actually a cool highlighter!  I love makeup with multiple purposes. 

On my lips is a Nyx butter lipstick in “pops” topped with a bit of the “creme brûlée” butter gloss. 

I’ve also been testing out the new tame and frame brow pomade by Nyx and comparing it to my Anastasia one, so be on the lookout for that coming up! 

 

I hope you all enjoyed this quick and simple face today! As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all are having awesome days!