Wet n Wild Geometric Highlighting Powders

Wet n Wild came out with a limited edition Spring 2016 collection that consist of three highlighters, 2 eyeshadow palettes, four nail polishes, a brush set and a couple of eyeliners. I didn’t see the brushes at my local Walgreen’s otherwise I would’ve picked them up as well. But the highlighters was a must have for me and so glad I got them.

8cc56d97-2d43-487c-a8da-44056ae89e0d

Wet n Wild Geometric Highlighting Powder is smooth to the touch, almost a buttery feeling but not quite there yet. From just looking at the pan, I was scared because I thought it was going to feel gritty like the Maybelline Lumi Highlighters. I bought one and brought it right back the same day, lawd hammercy, straight up felt like rice grains. But these are the smoothest drugstore highlighter I have ever felt. It isn’t chalky and it’s beautiful on the skin; gives a nice pearly soft glow.

59d9b3e5-e766-4c29-8a0d-b4f22ba0dece

68c1838f-5b59-4949-af02-8c4c4ba3b7d7

Here’s a swatch on my wrist from L to R:  Sun Ceremony, Desert Explorations, Where the Dreamers Go.  I have tried three brushes Luxie 504 angled brush, Zoeva 105 luxe highlight and Real Techniques contour brush and I have found that Luxie 504 has applied the Wet n Wild Geometric highlighter so much better than the others. It actually picks up the true essence of the highlighters so effortless while the others gather up just the “pearl finish” if that makes any sense?

If you got the time RUN don’t walk to your nearest Walgreens to see if these are still around. Or do the smart thing, call up your local stores and have them place it on hold for you. And always remember, cosmetic brands that list their items “limited edition” will never be around for long lol. And you will get that sinking feeling that makes you want to kick yourself in the bum for not picking them up ie; makeup hoarder’s remorse. :’[

Tarte Tarteist Love Spell Dupes?

f8075754-d8f2-49a4-aa87-fc5a59968595

f8075754-d8f2-49a4-aa87-fc5a59968595

Ahoy!

I’m back and got new sht to show ya’ll! Maybe not new-new but half new? *struggle look*

Anyways, so I have two lippies to show you, Tarte Tarteist in shade Love Spell and MAC LE RiRi Pleasure Bomb. Now I know what you’re thinking, that I’m being a prick for showing you this limited edition shade that everyone went gaga for. But I am showing it with good reason. While I was wearing Love Spell I thought it reminded me of Pleasure Bomb. But sadly these are not dupes but more like sisters.

113e8dea-e672-4572-8c5c-f76229fe0b0d

Left is a bathroom shot (no flash): MAC Pleasure Bomb and Tarte Tarteist Lovespell; Right is a window shot (no flash)

As you can see from the pictures, Tarte Tarteist Lovespell is more Raspberry (on me, leans more red) while Pleasurebomb (on me, true to color) is a bright fuschia. Both leave matte finishes as well as being very comfortable on the lips. Lovespell has a moussy texture and MAC Pleasurebomb is just a regular matte. Not as matte as Ruby Woo (a retro matte) but more like Milani matte lipsticks; a barely there matte.

*record scratch*

We have a guest appearance lippie! Rumor has it, Wet n Wild Cherry Picking is a dupe for MAC Pleasurebomb and I highly beg to differ.

a00dd9ab-d6ae-48e1-b586-8b0de45a853d

Bathroom shot with no flash (L to R: MAC Pleasure bomb, Wet n Wild Cherry Picking and Tarte Tarteist Lovespell)

I would describe Wet n Wild Cherry Picking as a light raspberry shade; it has pink and red undertones but on me, leans more pink than Lovespell. It’s also a semi-matte shade and very comfortable on the lips. Do not expect Cherry Picking to stay on all day as it’ll smear off while drinking and eating however, the stain power is impeccable. I had to use oils to remove.

So I hope this kills off any rumors that Cherry Picking is a dupe for Pleasure Bomb. I don’t think we’ll ever find out outchea until Rihanna puts out her own beauty collection. *Birdman hand rub* I seriously cannot wait til that day arrives.

 

Facial Sprays I Cannot Live Without

Hola mi amigos/amigas? What it do?

Weather has been hella brisk and crisp and I am so here for it. Love me some fall and cannot wait for winter appearance. My boots and I are ready. *winks*

04X_lXz44M6nD-nvBiAGCZ8WKAHvxP_RdwIC33hfK0o

Being that we are in the brisky-ist (made that up and I’m sticking with it) season, our skin, especially face tends to feel dry like a prune. Even if I put on a moisturizer, my skin always needs something extra especially after working out at the gym, all sweaty and whatnot and I head outside and bam, face feels hella taut and dry. Here are three facial sprays that you can use however you want but they each play a role in my beauty regimen and I will break them down for you.

90e_BJZl8jJmIJlwUcuK3EEHhfBvGEJ1v0wdMjp0rpw

Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray $22

Clinique.com

****Jesus, I spent €26 euros ($32 *weeps*) at Frankfurt, Germany airport. Long story. *cries****

The name says it all. This facial spray rii ch-yea (right here) packs a powerful punch in the moisture department. You can totally feel the difference. It’s like putting on regular, creamy facial moisturizer in a liquid spray form. This is totally perf for the winter months. Heck, this also works year round for people with dry skin.

4Ou7q6GoMYQCN5lXVIC_Q1xDyP6kFysnMD60iioBoQ0

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and RoseWater (pictured is an 8oz for $12. There is also a 4oz for $7)

MarioBadescu.com

This is my summer time spray. Super light and smells like a bouquet of roses. To add an extra kick to cool you down during the heat (even for those suffering from hot flashes) you can put this in the fridge for an hour or two. Wakes up the pores and keeps you fresh faced. Oh, and another thing about this gem, you can spray this on your hair/scalp. You know how you’re going extra hard at the gym, sweating like a mule (do mules sweat? *looks around* *nervous laugh*) and you have places to go afterwards but dont want to wash your hair? Well mist your scalp/hair with this and it’ll make your hair smell so fresh, it last all day long and even over night! For my curly girls who like to have your curls last for days without washing in-between, this is a great refresher.

zkS8CLE5SwonPjp5DoZaZVvSjT5EizSqFk6if0CAA1A,gkctmUGTLZYKxn1KzQW-n06IJaC1MWOX9ynXCDbniVU

 

IfCczyJagMnywjTkXIBCTBDYJQ1Cos896cVXy1k7aj0

MAC Mineralize Charged Water Skin Hydrating Mist $23

MacCosmetics.com

This MAC Mineralize Charged Water is actually new to my skin care regimen. I use this before and or after a hard workout at the gym. This is also lightweight like Mario Badescu Facial Spray and smells pretty decent. Cannot pin point what it actually smells like but at least it doesn’t give me a headache. What’s cool about it is the packaging. That little do-hickey at the top (see picture above), it lets you know whether your spray bottle is open or not. Which means a major plus since it is travel friendly. All you do is twist that black cap to that L shape dip, and voila, its open ready to be used. To close, twist it in the opposite direction. In the picture above shows that the spray is closed.

All facial sprays mentioned are perfect for setting your priming and setting your makeup. If you do decide to get one or all, just test it out on your skin as well as makeup. A little trial an error may occur. Meaning, it may depend on your makeup (be it powder, liquid, cream) the facial sprays best fit to. For instance, Clinique Moisture Surge Facial spray is great for setting powder foundations. Because of how moisturizing it is, powders can tend to make you look cakey or dry. Mario Badescu facial spray is great for lightweight sheer/sheer-medium foundations like MakeUpForever Face & Body. And MAC Mineralize Charged Water for powder/medium-full creams and liquid foundation. This is really based on my opinion and experience. Yours may be different. :]

You can also find Clinique and Mario Badescu at your local Sephora. :]

 

J.R. Watkins Naturals Apothecary Hand & Body Lotion

Hey guys! *waves*

 

Hope ya’ll are having a glorious day. It’s a bit rainy out but, I got my life with Salted Caramel Mocha soy with several dashes of nutmeg powder from Starbucks. Rain can’t ever come between me and my coffee. *dust off brass knuckles*

Here’s my favorite lotion at the moment, J.R. Watkins Naturals Apothecary Hand & Body lotion.

H0AmLn7MC9zCtKd99QtMvw77mevMKrhEIwfuSZRyYXo,KSS7sz6eCdfDdUovOOq8n9UDDnPk5ePgQW-PG8RTyos

I found this gem at Stop n Shop when the only things on my list was coffee creamer and lemon & lime seltzer water. Sigh. My mind and body always wonders off in the beauty section hah. And it doesnt help when the milk & eggs sections is adjacent the beauty aisle. I just cannot help myself.:\

sNXSiQrLv0GO-bITa4WwuMk3Nco3RSnTmLrCrsaXDUs,FdQjowHJwl5tJQelr225S67YGXPrtcZ1wy9LHbUWNys

J.R. Watkins Naturals Apothecary Hand & Body Lotion $10

On the website: 

Product Details:

Keep your body’s delicate skin soft with our Hand & Body Lotion. This rich, every-day formula contains ten essential oils and plant-derived extracts to give your skin deep, long-lasting moisture. A combination of shea & cocoa butters softens skin in the driest of conditions, leaving it naturally smooth and nourished.

Ingredients:

Water/aqua/eau (filtered and deionized), Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil (natural emollient), glyceryl stearate (natural emulsifier), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) (natural emollient), Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter (natural emollient), cetearyl alcohol (natural thickener and emollient), fragrance/parfum (blend of natural essential oils), sodium stearoyl lactylate (natural emulsifier), glycerin (natural humectant/moisturizer), Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil (natural emollient), Persea gratissima (avocado) oil (natural emollient), phenoxyethanol (preservative), allantoin (moisturizer, keratolytic, anti-irritant), Orbignya oleifera seed oil (natural emollient), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil (natural emollient), panthenol (provitamin B5), Citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil (natural essential oil), Calendula officinalis flower extract (natural plant extract), Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract (natural plant extract), Tilia cordata flower extract (natural plant extract), Centaurea cyanus flower extract (natural plant extract), Anthemis nobilis flower extract (natural plant extract), Hypericum perforatum extract (natural plant extract), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (guar) gum (natural thickener), Aloe barbadensis leaf juice (natural plant extract), potassium sorbate (food-grade preservative), benzoic acid (food-grade preservative), dehydroacetic acid (preservative), citric acid (natural fruit acid), sodium hydroxide (natural pH-adjustor)

Check out the break down in parenthesis after each ingredient listed. I love that. This all natural goodness passed the test when it comes to ashy-ness and scent. It kept the ashyness at bay for me. Was not greasy but at the same time did not lack moisture. You know how some lotions are not greasy, but they do feel good on the hands/body but within the hour, your hands/body look like you never put anything on it. I really loathe that. This is creamy, makes the hands and body feel smooth and pretty much part of my bed time ritual to slather it on. The scent I picked up was Lemon Cream. I was also going to pick up Aloe & Green Tea but just opted for one. Usually I go HAM on new things but I just wanted to test this out then go HAM later. On the website, J.R Watkins Naturals Apothecary do have other scents: Lavender, Grapefruit, Coconut Milk & Honey and Pomergrante & Acai. These were not in the store but I will definitely make an order for Grapfruit, Coconut Milk & Honey and Pomergranate & Acai.

6sF2PtkQpWUZRxcjQBCWd3Uap7oSZWBIH7urZ1mmGwo

q3e3cSTVv94X-NvHqgKs8zb8vIABPhhCXyg84NQbw3E

Let’s get back to the scent. It smells SO delish. Like lemon cake with the lemon frosting and on the side is lemon cookies. Gahhhh, I’m smelling it while typing and I just cannot get enough. If I find perfume with this scent, I will buy a years worth. This makes your eyes roll back if you’re a foody gourmand luvr like I am. It also has a pale yellow appearance like a lemon cake batter. Mmm mm.

And here’s the kicker, it’s Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, Propylene Glycol Free and Dye Free AND Cruelty Free. Win, win and WIN.

J.R. Watkins Naturals Apothecary not only have Bath & Body products, they also have kitchen condiments such as extracts, herbs & spice etc. Health products for cold/cough, pain reliever etc and Home Care such as laundry soap, bathroom cleaner etc. All natural!

Whenever you get the chance, check out the website and or your nearest Stop n Shop. This goodness is so worth the $10 for 11FL. OZ (325ML).

http://www.jrwatkins.com

http://www.leapingbunny.org/shopsearch.php#j

Beauty Haul + One: Revlon Lipgloss

If you guys haven’t stop by your neighborhood Walgreen’s then I suggest you held down there right now or at least before Saturday. There’s a 40% off sale on all Revlon lip products! I purchase each gloss for $5 and some change. Wootness!VyMamq02bE8Q3lD_7HkV6jiCpSLRz-VYSnjkKkcilPo,pncqajkzqGo26O2ID70OEDFLVa7f9XdyaFF4y9clHhIL to R: Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Adorned, Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Sugar Violet and Kiss Me Coral and Becca Lip Gloss in Flamingo Crush

-JAF1zAievm6pANXNIDRf7wx3gbSt9ieOMkBfa5ijC8,5C2PDpnuNW7fBwM7L-OQu2UN9qYvdvYAn0XlW0pbitw

Natural light

3lpQGAna_df3SaK9uizA9GYL2CFRJowbHj4M6ImFHv8,AXTTqhrYtyHCQj2MUzv0FXtn4mZFUWAs425kenuq9sY

Flash

Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss Adorned is super pigmented! It’s a bright fuschia with pink and blue shimmer. Gorgeous color.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss Sugar Violet is a sheer with pink and blue sparkles. If you’ve been wanting MAC RiRi Viva Glam 2 lipglass but not willing to shed out the money for it, Sugar Violet is hella close to RVG2 shade. I can say it’s a dupe but with a little bit of pigment where as RVG2 is just clear with purple duo-chrome shimmer.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss Kiss Me Coral is pigmented as well but buildable. You can wear it as pigmented as the swatch above or sheer. The name says it all. It’s coral with gold shimmer.

Last but certainly not least..

Becca Ultimate Colour Gloss spf 15 (genius on the spf) is a bright yet deep fuschia that’s pigmented and also buildable.

All of these lip gloss wear so well on the lips. No stickiness whatsoever and doesnt create a ring around my mouth. Ugh. I told ya’ll I despise that powdered donut look. LOL. You know what I’m talking about! Sigh. The only con about Revlon lip glosses is the smell. It just smells funny to me. Not like a “it’s gone bad” smell but maybe I’m so use to scented lipglosses and lipsticks that the manufactured smell is off putting but not so much where it gives me a headache. If you sniff it from the wand, the smell will hit you but once it’s on the lips, the smell is gone.

Each have a doe foot applicator except for Revlon Colorburst. I tried to take a picture of it several times and failed miserably. Picture in your head a doe foot wand but the foot is straighter and slightly twisted and bendable. This makes for an easy and more comfortable application if you ask me.

All in all, I say they’re worth getting! Find Revlon lip glosses and other products at your local drugstore (but def. check out Walgreens because they’re on sale right now for 40% !!!) and Becca lip gloss on Becca’s website beccacosmetics.com, sephora.com, dermstore.com and amazon.com.

Beauty Haul: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Hello ya’ll and Happy Fall!

This is one of my favorite times of the year with winter being my number one love. Love the crispness in the air that burns your nose when you first step out lol. Love watching the squirrels search in the leaves and the beautiful colors from the leaves and the pumpkins. Gaaaaaahh, love it!

*sips Caramel Cappuccino coffee*

I’ve been binging on beauty hauls as of late. Will get to those in later post but let’s start with this fn awesome finishing powder by Hourglass.

UHwOskYGrEucW0_RFImFfYOq2kBni5AcQTlc7vFLYHk  688VA1nX1tZvagruP_QiolmF4P4Rkktk8XrpZC_qVVo

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

On the website:

  • Powders mimic universally flattering light sources, not unlike having a personal lighting technician at your disposal.
    • By manipulating and filtering out harsh light, powders conceal skin imperfections, pores and wrinkles.
    • State-of-the-art formula delivers a multi-dimensional luminescence to every skin tone, making it appear softer, younger and perfectly lit.
    • Universal powders make them suitable for every skin tone, while each can be worn day and night.
    • The finishing powders enhance skin in any type of light, including flash photography.

What is in this palette?

  • DIM LIGHT: A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones.
    INCANDESCENT LIGHT (exclusive to the palette): An opalescent pearl powder that brightens the complexion with a celestial glow.
    RADIANT LIGHT: A sun-kissed golden beige that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow.

cSeAxTnJ3l-8eK7MDCECGJ1O6CFDF30iH5HrZPtgLls,24NFNVTg_x7xE-08JgT-qjfqgEbjBGE7eHUsawCkFZ4 9nu6uAA1mGYGOGZsWhKDJ4bWtkJ28JhjosM28OtkEK0,S9eCE7QAvex274M6P5s6Nx3U8Jf2WwboVh9Q5l9zURI

**Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette: natural light and flash**

All of those features and benefits that Hourglass claims about the Ambient Lighting Palette are most definitely true!!  It gives me an airbrushed look without trying too hard. I legit forgot about my Makeup Forever Face&Body foundations since using this palette. And how I would use it is; well,  first I’d go through the whole moisturizer and primer spiel, and then apply concealer to conceal blemishes and dark circles under my eyes, next I’d dip my Real Techniques contour brush (I know! I don’t use this contour at all) in Dim Light and glide it on my T-zone and over places I applied concealer, then dip the Real Techniques blush brush (Yep, smh lol) in Radiant Light and glide all over my face and of course over areas I applied Dim Light. Last I remove excess from the RT contour brush and dip it in Incandescent Light and apply on the cheek bone. Voila, instant flawless finish. But remember, you cannot go overboard with it unless you’re of fair skin tone. This joint could quickly look ashy on me if I slip into lala land while applying.:/

GAK5-KWlruBvnynR-l8_F25f-s_RL_rE_BkxpvWO12g  ebD9zX8PDXzZvC-f-SsVAzcmuQJn_ABZN0IUXPVCkJY,lhnd_CnNRM3J54qSMkLxEsAeCJbZsgFHEqjk_9qTTT8

**Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette swatches: natural light and flash. L to R Dim Light, Incandescent Light, and Radiant Light**

I have no cons to mention but one thing I say is it does cover the pores but if you have Oil Slick City skin like mine, pores will definitely say hello by the 3rd hour. And because of that, you would probably have to blot every few hours. Me, I just use a translucent powder and still look bomb.com.

As for the price… $58 ….. you don’t know how hard my hand was shaking pressing that “Place Order” button on Sephora.com lol. I was literally about to sweat bullets because it’s the first makeup product I ever bought for that price and really prayed, hoping I’ll like it a lot. For that price, liking it “a little” doesn’t cut it. But honestly, I’ll definitely reup as soon as I hit pan. I do plan on getting their single powders in Diffused Light and Mood Light during Sephora’s 20% sale. :]

Places to get Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette?

Sephora.com

hourglasscosmetics.com/

Amazon.com (don’t get it here, extra $20 steep)

Too Faced La Crème Lipstick

Heeyyy guys!

Hope you all had an awesome Labor Day!

I definitely did, I spent it with the family at the beach and park the whole weekend. Kiddies were super stoked about going to their new schools. Especially the toddlers; so I am really scared and anxious how they’ll communicate with the other kids. So far, my girls made friends and theres one incident where some kid in my 4yr old Pre-K class caught a little attitude about getting on line. I get scared for her because she’s the more fragile one. Yes, she cries at the drop of a hat! :[ Anyways, they all love it and love to do homework as well. Let’s see how long that will last. Heh.

Okay, so I participated in Too Faced 71% off sale they had a couple of weeks ago I believe. They had the Rebel palette for $22 and their trio lipgloss for $15. But what I really wanted and snatched up without a second guess was their La Crème lipsticks they had for $8 each! Ya’ll, regular price on them joints are $22 bones!! I knew that would not happen again this year unless for the holidays and I didn’t want to wait for that. No ma’am. But they only had FOUR colors: LoganBerry, Cinnamon Kiss, Fuchsia Shock, and In The Buff. Reviews I have read on them were no joke. Too Faced La Crème lipsticks are hella creamy and pigmented. And they smell delish too. They have this fruity chocolate scent. Kind of like one of those chocolate assorted packs you find on the holidays that have different flavors.

M8JHyHt4yD5CgWyrLgsmQtWgV-RddqBUMt6Kumc1t3M

Isnt the packaging just gorg? Too Faced needs to start selling print as well. I need this blown up and put in my future woman cave.

_AqOnK1jHQHq06j9DT2L0FkBeOwXi3Bzr_opC4Hbvt8

Had to show this angle. If you run your fingers across the gold designs, you can feel the print. And just look at how the light catches it… *bites fist*

xL69EndeCFn8T_zwjWYQMWE-Gqpq-SfvHhIWcOV9hZo,vsBvbhHyB7XLVgy6QCGZ60aZ88B7igyK5Q8N7o0BTCw

 

n14jnTQ0ncUZOZ7cWaw4GntLhR2kmk3d8RB-Hx7eKX8,tfClSVtpldFyyG8V5qrEAjTAKk0ymCDAWRSTPNdFRl0

One more angle. The print goes around the box so I thought to put the boxes together so you can get a better view of it. How fn cool is that?

G-R8p2gABTOPyKutIMu-QpnxAI902qBxd2RJRhsOI8A

The lippie casings is okay. It’s a bit weighted; that’s noticeable if you hold MAC bullet lippie in one hand and Too Faced La Creme in another.

lCY7xgWdsLCMHJsDODgxeufS_bKiDl8gwk_hmkhvNsQ,m4EBfCaBvhso4gSj8SR6g3gubecpvOZ--nUSkTKbKrYL to R: Cinnamon Kiss, In The Buff, LoganBerry, Fuchia Shock

x3H2k5oE7Svnw0Et16CEoTP30rJ-rmyPF8Z4q3s93GM,IeNcNl6rgMrsKrKMr-aHOZxDkSCMNrZRR45Cki5ELFcUnder natural sunlight

uH-dBvqS_Rb3JZduc2yfFRqbNHJrHIFK9gT3ck6T0H0,FrMMEJiHu8rtxJwr4oEpNfe9VUZCJ7rIrBzhBoMUThQIn the shade. As you can see, the sun peeks through my window near Fuchia Shock

Too Faced La Creme are ridiculous creamy! Believe the hype folks. They’re pigmented, creamy (cannot stress enough), they moisturize the lips, do not feel sticky. You can layer it on and not get a weird ring around the lips or that funky clumpy gross mess in the corner of your mouth. I love all four but Cinnamon Kiss and In The Buff holds a special place in my heart. They are thee BEST, yeah, I said it, THEE. BEST nude lip I have came across. Does not make my look lips ashy at all and I don’t feel like I may need a lip liner because ya girl aint got the patience for it. I just want to dress my lips up  and go lol.

The only con is the packaging. I just wish it matched the box print. Dah well, still worth the money to go cop it unless it’s on sale. Don’t sleep on that sale if you’re not willing to spend $22 on it okay? Good. :]

Get Too Faced La Creme at toofaced.com and sephora.com.

MakeUp Forever Face & Body Foundation Review

First off can we talk about this hot, sticky weather? Ugh. Even though I can admit for a couple of days it was nice and cool but Im telling you, I just cannot stand summer season. I cannot seem to function or try to enjoy an outing with the fam when the humidity is acting a plum fool.

Plus my acne has been real ignorant lately, lol. I don’t only get pimples, I’m also cursed with the dark blemishes that it leaves behind and it never goes away. Like ever. I did go to the derm to get new prescriptions but they didn’t work so will be making an appointment soon. I have used bb creams and other foundations to even out my skin tone and lesson how harsh the blemishes look but I found MakeUp Forever F&B is the only foundation that makes my face look and feel like skin.

DSCN0714Honey Beige #34 and Camel #18

This joint is lightweight; lighter than lightweight. It gives a barely there feel and applies like a barely there coverage but yet gives this lit from within glow. One of the major pluses in my book is that it comes with a pump, for free! Some foundations charge you extra and honestly, I think that’s dumb af. It’s also waterproof and a water based gel that’s perfect for this time of year. Since it gives a “barely there” coverage, it’s not going to cover any type of dark spots or dark circles around the eyes but in fact, once applied to the skin, MUFEF&B soft focus/blur any imperfections. If you want a flawless, “beat to the gawds” look, it’s better to use a concealer before or after this foundation.

DSCN0715

Using MUFEF&B foundation I get oily around the 4 hour mark even with two primers (Smashbox Oil Free primer all over face and Benefit Porefessional on the T zone). That’s when I lightly spritz Clinique Moisture Surge refreshing face spray and around a couple of hours after that, my blemishes become more apparent but my face as a whole looked pretty good. So I got a total of 6-7 hours out of this and that’s perfect for me! I do believe if I used a setting powder, it would’ve lasted a bit longer.

DSCN0716I use two pumps of Camel and half a pump of Honey Beige

DSCN0720Natural Light

As you can see I have two different shades because I just went from the undertone MakeUpForever had on their website for each shade. Honey Beige has a yellow beige (pink)  undertone and Camel is a yellow undertone. Camel is close to my skin tone but no cigar. And Honey Beige is all the way off but combined, omgosh, I swear it’s like a match made in heaven. I use two pumps of Camel and half a pump of Honey Beige.

DSCN0719Flash

MakeUp Forever Face & Body foundation is available online and at your local Sephora. I seriously love shopping at Sephora. They have great deals and ship on time too. Check it out when you can!

 

Fave Eyeshadows with Swatches!

This post was only supposed to be about my love for Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette but then I ended up swatching my other faves and yeah, make sense to roll this all in one. *nods*

**Yes, I know you’re probably sighing like this is old news but believe it or not, there are a lot of people still trying to figure out which neutral palette is best for them. Like me when I started out, a neutral is a neutral is a neutral and I didn’t want to be that type of hoarder. I hoard for lippies but that’s another post. Lol. So I figured out Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette was right for me.**

Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette I have owned for some time now. What drew me closer to this than getting Urban Decay Naked 3 palette (that was on the top of my list) was the fact it’s made out of 100% cocoa.  Yes. You read that right. Cocoa. Cacao. A yummy treat that is highly addictive for those with a sweet tooth.

 

Too Faced Chocolate Bar

48K_R-Sy4R0QcfS6DRJ4ThlOw2nP80qkLo6a331RBAc,OLKzJ4F5Gqy_xyA1aK4fbDquDnEIgmCz5WpgOf27nAoFront of the box TFCB came in

OSZC3FaCB5iC6dpkjBXQ8PKtGLKDCFZEj7JsyzHzogw,iQthx99w0LU3JXy3l0qeCs-zSgoh5AW71JQnyjQEhDEBack

g4U3u9CIWq7_lsz86RDyhd4taJkiko_Dfwl5Z53iF0M,DMrUv3OZufrKXsP7GjGyO60SE7P8wx-q43iv2y6DPyQ

WnWz3OQC8g6i43lmLfHBL3Fkh-lS_QcGJox5uANRKCk,3bFmczm-KXhqudUqVuUzXAA0exT2CUx4DDkllCd4_2IQuad-fold insert on different looks

d9wgvSoRUQleWeeLLHFFX-D7rm7Nr57C3xrbwyY1wtM,3s9uWNjsGme1SKNNZAwjvKR_EhxzCVNqt9BTmRpcF4gPlease never mind those finger prints lol..

RwqXtCPJMnstCn099WDEvKAyAPjDa11L0zBNx9fl-L4,u4-J9mpvodQiqOufLgrHIo3XauIRdAr9HWLTXp6TFJI

1C9Y_FDi22hvsLFX1z9_O3Bz3TzURo-wOVhYu585vQg,U-ro_m7xmToLPtU1s6LYk4MtG7rtI72R9eWdu0OQIykTop swatches from L to R: Gilded Ganace, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate,

Black Forest Truffle and Triple Fudge

ROw42iSFGuCZqy8gsyIVXEr-bl7j1DyfPr4sR3g2uKA,HuayjF-55ZsmY08Pn1BMt9oCe0K19Uke3GIab5sZTZ8Last two rows from L to R: Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon,

Candied Violet, Amaretto, Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial and Champagne Truffle

I L O V E everything about this palette and *whispers* honestly, I have used everything but Strawberry Bon Bon. *still whispering* I’m a newbie at this sooo I wouldnt even know how to use it giggles. Someone fill me in. It doesnt look right as a highlighter to me.:\

Each shade performs like a dream with very minimal fallout. They’re super buttery smooth and while some are a tad sheer, you can layer it on like your life depended on it and it will still look beautiful.

I wish I can show you my go to look. Maybe I will update this post when I do but hopefully yall have great imagination lol.

First off I have oily lids so I would apply my favorite primer evah Wet n Wild Fergie eyeshadow primer, then Sigma eye shadow base Compote.

Here’s a picture of the insert to better show you how I have my look!

eye

So I would apply Maybelline 24 Hour Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk all over the lid. Then Cherry Cordial is in the outer V where #2 is, the inner corner of my eyes where I highlight is Creme Brulee and where #4 is, thats where I apply NYX eyeshadow single in Nutmeg and lightly blend. I also use Nutmeg on the lower lash line and at the far lash line corner near the outer V, I use Cherry Cordial. I rarely use a highlight in #1 but when I do, I use Stila All Over Shimmer powder in Kitten.

So yeah, I am such a newb and that’s the only way I rock an eye shadow look.

Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow

QhzLxmJXJ26in8PgpnXT2lVTqTHwsju-cA2wPl8e54k,GQ4HfRzUxx4yDqSAsY2gX-k7bbMwf_DWwWqx6R_RdPw

v_7I0rjv0zCT5vug-FYFRKuzX5X_UNflQ0CKRZURdzw,RyDagSbgb0ZqrgvVqHN8_qzhXzeZBSjARy4lYPYIRZQ

Djj1uOspHO4nVv3VSh7E-DvetiD1Bx09rxoZu00xNIQ,juHyYsT2yogHLV9iFlbKKcQBfOEZOlwqkF9EgWFznLE

3fcoqfS-VwEo1VpsDQzahQIjSvMaiiyAthdV1B8HYp8,hSSABMKDkJnCja1_eg-6gYibVxf5u3QZaQ_R1BqSTEYL to R: Bad to the Bronze, Tenacious Teal, Bold Gold, Painted Purple, Pomegranate Punk, (Swatch of Too Faced Chocolate Bar Amaretto. They kinda look like dupes, no?), Electric Blue, Edgy Emerald

These ‘shadows are hella pretty but the only con is how your room is temperature is depend on their performance. During the summer months, my apartments gets ridiculously hot. I would keep the AC on for an hour, turn it off and it’ll tale 10 minutes to turn it back on again lol. Just picture the oven on all day and you can feel the heat when you get into the kitchen. Smh. When it gets that warm, these babies glide on so smooth! Once Fall/Winter kicks in it takes hella stiff so I would have to wrap a warm towel around it. Crazy, I know but at least they never dry on me.

NYX Eye Shadow Nutmeg

SPQYs7AWs0ZHS9jKaNRXBqyAZyoNqGBUIeHOABYeWx4,tpa2t1BziPWsVHJ1TR04JyzWF6C0AKd2qcjBVyhNahQ

YxcMi0sdMDpFpoFNEE3qPfYuWsQguRpxIOf3NBM4ASo,yFp5S4j-ZPAPw6v4bu35cP7tN7qqTLlnwPXydr2PZg4

x4hqnhYbQhyaAVb3JBrhETHCDll3HOiBwgSeKX_AOuw,PeEzU92QVPdMAQScQ9Kby323V8J1QoDEv0_w0rurha4

UVf0wsVLeBhOMTdHHFVUhhcfwX8Bm5fNWgJraCpB9FU,F8PS0BlSOhNlgNF-BlhG5TGxg6VuYmvz99SejPa4LuA

Ugh, this is soooo beautiful. If I’m hella lazy, I would pat this on my lid, line my eyes underneath my eye lid with UD Perversion, mascara and go. Its super buttery soft too. Can also use this as a bronzer.

There you have it! My fave eye shadows at the moment. I recently purchased Lorac Pro Palette 2 and will review it as soon as it comes in (as if you’re not sick of all the past reviews on it yet). :]

Beauty Haul! Riri Viva Glam

I was SUPER DE DUPER excited when I heard (and read) Rihanna was coming out with MAC Viva Glam lipstick and lipglass. Even though I marked the release date on my calendar, I didn’t get it the day it came out. I was biting on nails, impatiently waiting for swatches to pop up. After I saw pretty much all shades from alabaster to the deepest skin tone (Alek Wek) I added them to my cart, closed my eyes and hit the checkout button.

If you didn’t know, MAC Viva Glam is a limited edition collection that goes to a great cause! All proceeds of the MAC VG collection helps women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Not only I get to have this awesomeness in my possession, it’s a great feeling to know that I’m helping others.

 

***Mind you, this post.. THIS POST.. is hella old lol. I forgot all about it honestly. Thank goodness for auto save***

***Remember when you click on any image on my blog, it’ll open up a new window instead of you having to hit the back button***

Please forgive my ashy hands lmbo. Sometimes I give zero Fs

Look at the packing of these beauties! It’s hard to describe, feels super smooth, and can get easily scratched up so provide a “special” place in your lippie draw or whatever or place them in a sandwich bag lol. Do what you can to not jack up the packaging!

pcjc9O752SR13H1bbNAOgesq9Pk5oLMrF0d9D3zW5-8,aWlJKME9SIdR0lWbIdXaAwCdim5UjpLb-X4l3DIJW4wIt’s a tad blurry but in red is RiRi’s name scrawled across the package.

ofCM5OO72j57Qj7Fjwq7xYZueu80i-6ORbomBFLw-is

MwlHDprIRJzU8q1WtQ5GTmdIoBmjxNtAzbLjsYFlYJE

 

And here are the swatches..

nksQVzRGUslp5YBIgzKPC4hYhzI4zy8TlqSBId1JSTcRVG lipstick and lipglass

-NfsxY662bhHU5usVXXKKD4ePxGbpxti0Xm3IVpo10I

I compared RiRi Viva Glam lipstick with two other frost type lippies I believe from the Wet n Wild Megalast collection. I wanted to show you what grandma frost (WNW) and modern frost (RVG) looked like. I so was not here for WNW frost and I wish I gave them back but I purchased them at one point and forgot about them at one point too lol.

RVG goes on wonderfully smooth and non drying. Like I said this is not your nana’s frost. It’s more like a toned down metallic.

Wearing the lipstick sans lipglass

Wearing the lipstick WITH lipglass

wearing RVG lipstick and lipglass. 

The wear time for the lipstick, for me, is a couple of hours. With the lipglass is about one hour. Here I applied too much since around an hour and a half/two hours I layered on a second time.

I wanted to purchase another RVG lippie and lipglass but I got caught up in the MAC Alluring Aquatic haul, my pockets were literally in tears lol.

I am thinking about swatching all my MAC RiRi lippies and post it. I think I have about six now. The last one I got I spent a boatload on. *cries*

Let me know what you guys think about this post!😀