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REVIEW TIME: Colourpop: Ultra Satin Lip

19 Mar

Are these worth your time and $$?

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What are they? A moussey, opaque liquid lipstick

Longevity: They wear fairly long, until you eat any vinegar, oil, excessive napkin wiping. Drink with a straw ladies!

Pigmentation: Really good!

Texture: This is also nice. It doesn’t feel as dry as the ultra mattes, but you’re sacrificing staying power.

Worth the buy? If you really really like the colors, I’d say go for it. From the ones I bought, I’m especially digging Toolips and Mess Around. I regret not buying Frick n Frack.

My Rating: B+

Here are the swatches:

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top left to right: trap, kapow, teeny tiny.                                                                                                   bottom left to right: marshmallow, mess around, too lips

Here is a look I did with Mess Around. I used M.A.C.’s Chestnut liner. I’d say that it’s much cooler then Chestnut and I may try Cork next time.

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Here is Mess Around!

I really like the color. It’s fairly unique. I especially like how pigmented it is.

What do you guys think?

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I’m a Magician/PLEASE VOTE

4 Mar

My apologies for my disappearing act. I meant to post last week, but life happened. I was planning on continuing with the zodiac series. But before I do that, I wanted to ask what kind of reviews/swatches you wanted to hear from me.

Vote in the comments below please!

  1. Burberry Velvet Lipsticks: Review and Swatches
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I have three colors that are great for spring.

2. My TOP Favorite Highlighters / Iluminators: Review and Swatches

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2016: the year of the glow!

3. Colour pop Ultra Satins: Review and Swatches

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I have three currently: Mess Around, Toolips, and Marshmallow. Thinking about purchasing others.

4. Your Request

So what’ll it be folks? Burberry? Highlighters? Colour Pop? Other?

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SHADOW BATTLE: Viseart vs. MakeupGeek

31 Jan

OK you guys I’m finally doing this review/comparison on Viseart and Makeup Geek shadows. Please share your thoughts down below…hope you enjoy mine.

So I did similar eye shadow looks on two different days, basically a bronze/brown smokey eye. Now I’ve used these shadows before, you may have seen my holiday makeup looks. I’ve used both brands alone or simultaneously.  I’ve experimented with both brands and feel like I can make a good review at this point.

 

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These are kiss lashes in case anyone is wondering. They are my favorite. you can get them at wal-mart or drugstores. they are so comfortable!!!!

This is viseart shadow from the 01 matte palette and the 03 bridal satin palette and viseart gel liner (mixed with some inglot duraline solution)

 

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Pardon the top knot. I had just gotten back from a top knot party. 😋 so anyways… These are makeup geek shadows in moondust, glamourous, and bitten in the crease with an urban decay pencil liner I think.

UGH bitten…it looks so pretty in the pan but then once you start applying it, it just goes EVERYWHERE. it doesn’t look to bad in the picture but that’s because i put a bunch of concealer on top of it. There’s blendable and then there’s this…where it’s just like a two year old smearing food on a wall. That sh*t goes everywhere!

I will say that I do love most of their duochrome shadows (and probably darn near all of their foiled shadows). OMG typhoon is my favorite. just to give you a recap of typhoon:

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MAKEUP GEEK: Typhoon Duochrome (lid only) and of course VISEART hanging in the crease (from the 08 Editorial Matte palette)

 

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More Makeup Geek: Fortune teller, ritzy, and cocoa bear I really adore this gold and Viseart does not have one this quite yellow.

Some may argue that Makeup Geek Shadows are more unique and brightly colored…but Viseart did this:

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To get the sparkles i applied Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal liner in Glam Rock.

and this:

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Pardon all of the stray hairs

EFFORTLESS. That’s what I think when I think Viseart. Even when I was trying to do the negative space cut crease. The pigmentation is there, it’s blendable, it’s buildable, it’s beautiful. Overall, I would have to say that I prefer Viseart Eye shadows. I think they are better quality and have more consistent quality throughout their shadows. I have to work a lot less with all of the Viseart shadows and it’s pretty hit or miss with the makeup geek shadows. That being said, I do not think Makeup Geek has bad shadows. I think they have really nice ones and then they have a lot of duds. If I had to return one brand of of shadow and never use it again it would be Makeup Geek.

OK OK…right now you’re probably like, “are you sponsored by them or something?” ha no… i wish. I will say that in terms of inconsistency Viseart does have a select few shadows that appear different in the pan, but you are pleasantly surprised at the color once your swatch or apply. But that is really only with a handful of colors. Most of them are true to pan color and will glide on your lids like a dream and lay beautifully.

Here’s my score for the SHADOW BATTLE:

APPLICATION – Viseart wins

COLOR PREDICTABILITY – This one is tied, for the most part the colors are true to pan

COLOR PIGMENTATION – This one is tied, there a some let downs with each brand, but overall they are both very pigmented.

CUSTOMIZATION – Makeup Geek takes it, you can purchase what ever shadows you want or  ordered pre-made palettes, I will say though, Viseart arranges their shadows nicely in most of the palettes

QUALITY – Viseart takes this one. Although most of the foil and duochrome Makeup Geek Shadows are out of this world. BUT MG just has too much fallout.

PRICE – They are actually pretty comparable. This one is a tie, but leaning towards MG because you can customize and purchase less. Foiled shadows are a wopping $10 a piece (same size mind you) and the duochrome, shimmer, and matte shadows are $6 a piece. On average Viseart shadows are about $6.66 a piece. The bridal satin palette is the same quality of the foiled shadows (maybe a touch less foily) but you pay less for a great product.

OK so who won? Viseart 4 vs. Makeup Geek 4

Each brand of eye shadow shines in different ways.

Have you tried these brands? Which is your favorite?

And let me know in the comments if you want to see swatches!

Up next week is the Anastasia Beverly Hills LOVE AND HATE Glow Kits Review.

 

 

One Brush. 15 Minute Makeup.

19 Jan

  this is a quick and easy makeup look for people that just can’t makeup or a look that gives the face a break.

I did this look in 15 minutes with one brush, granted the brush was duel ended.


I used various Mac cosmetic paint pots to achieve this effortless look -which allowed me to cut the primer step out.

I blended in all correctors, concealers, and foundations by hand

I used the brow wiz from anastasia beverly hills in dark brown.

To cut down on time I used a cream liquid stain from the sephora Collection.

I even used a powder puff sponge when applying setting powder.

The only time I used the brush was for highlight, blush, and bronze. I could have used creams for these as well, but for quickness and accuracy I chose to use a brush because that’s what I’m used to doing.

What’s coming next:

Viseart and Makeupgeek review and comparison.

Colourpop Lippie Stix and Liner Review.

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Holiday Makeup Challenge (29 of 30)

31 Dec

This is called “Happy Nude Year” because of the nude lips and all.

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30 Days of Holiday Makeup. Day 29 of 30. “Happy Nude Years”

I thought I’d do a nude lip and a simple two color eye makeup look. Most times new years eve outfits are brightly colored or sparkly so I so doing a nude and sparkle eye look would complement that well. I used the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner in Midnight Cowboy. I’ve talked about these before but I’ll say it again. These are the best! You just have to brush on the glitter and you can layer to your desired amount. And it STAYS PUT!

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Close up. Sorry it’s so blurry. My new years resolution is to take better quality pictures.

For this makeup look, I wanted to focus on the skin. When the ball is dropping or the whatever your state capital does, you want your skin to be radiant and glowing.

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Here is what I did to make this face:

“Happy Nude Year”

EYES

Eye Primer: Two faced – Shadow Insurance

Eye Shadow:

Viseart 01, 03, 05, 06, 07

Sephora Colorful Shadow and Liner (jumbo liner) 05 21, 28

Urban Decay – Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy (applied all over)

Mascara Primer/Serum: Diorshow Maximizer Lash Serum

Mascara: Armani Excess Eyes to Kill

Lashes: Ardell Lashes 410 Demi

 

FACE

Moisturizer: Caudelié – Primeir Cru

Eye Cream: Clinique – All About Eyes

Undereye corrector: Tarte CC for undereye

Primer: YSL BB Cream in Clear

Foundation: Nars All Day Luminous Powder

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy in Vanilla (around mouth) and

MUFE Lift Concealer in Pink Beige 1

Highlight: Laura Mercier Radiance Baked Powder Compact in Highlight 01

Blush: Nars – Unlawful

Bronzer: Hourglass Ambient Bronze in Luminous

 

LIPS

Lip Primer: Bite – Line and Prime

Lip Liner – Graftobian in Nude

Lipstick: M.A.C. in flesh

Topper: MUFE in N9

 

BROWS

Senna – Anastasia Brow Powder in Chocolate

 

SETTING POWDER

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

 

Holiday Makeup Challenge (26 of 30)

28 Dec

Today I’d thought I’d post another bold lip and tame eye look. This lip color literally looks good on everyone, but it especially looks good with red hair or warm medium skin to deep skin. See the product details below for how to achieve this lip color!

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30 Days of Holiday Makeup. Day 26. “Chestnuts Roasting”

One of my favorite songs is “White Christmas” by Nat King Cole. I would probably listen to this song all year round, hence why I’m posting it after Christmas. This is a great everyday look, especially for redheads. But honestly, anyone can wear this look. It’s another Nars Audacious Lipstick, in the color Deborah -a beautiful red toned brown. Seriously, everyone can rock this. Every skin tone, hair color, whatever. You got this!

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I tried to capture the color of chesnuts in the eyeshadow and have them roasting above the gold glitter on the bottom liner and the reddish lipstick.

Thanks for stopping by! Below are all of the products I used to create this look! Follow me on Instagram @beautybyburden

I’m also @beautybyburden on twitter and pinterest!

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Here’s how to roast your Chestnuts:

“Chestnuts Roasting”

EYES

Eye Primer: Two faced – Shadow Insurance

Eye Shadow:

Kat Von D – Shade and Light Eye

Sephora Jumbo Liner 02 and 23

Viseart 05 – for orange shimmer on bottom liner

Mascara Primer/Serum: Diorshow Maximizer Lash Serum

Mascara: Armani Excess Eyes to Kill

 

FACE

Moisturizer: Caudelié – Primeir Cru

Eye Cream: Origins Ginzing

Undereye corrector: Tarte CC for undereye

Primer: YSL BB Cream in Clear

Foundation: Nars All Day Luminous Powder

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy in Vanilla (around mouth) and

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer (in the tube, lightest shade)

Highlight: Urban Decay – Naked Flush

Blush: Nars – Unlawful and Madly

Bronzer: Hourglass Ambient Bronze in Luminous

 

LIPS

Lip Primer: Bite – Line and Prime

Lip Liner – M.A.C. in spice

Lipstick: Nars Audacious in Deborah (Described as a Chesnut color! Ha!)

 

BROWS

Senna – reddish brown

Anastasia brow gel in Caramel

 

SETTING POWDER

Sephora Brand Translucent Setting Powder

Holiday Makeup Challenge (24 of 30)

26 Dec

I know Christmas is over and we’re saying goodbye to family and heading back to our jobs, but the lights are still up because we are waiting for another celebration -new years! And we’re probably not ready to take down the lights yet anyways.

One year I left my Christmas decorations up until May. Needless to say, I did not put them up this year. That was partly due to the fact that I wasn’t going to be home for Christmas and I was too busy putting makeup on myself to care much about them! 🙂

Today’s look is called Holiday Lights. I initially was just going to do glitter on the liner and have the lid colors just be shimmery, but then i just covered my lids (not the crease or above the crease) with glitter! I didn’t apply the glitter haphazardly though, the colors were deliberate so that it would have a smooth transition.

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30 Days of Holiday Makeup. Day 24. “Holiday Lights”

If you would like I can post the alternate pictures of those to instagram. Just let me know in the comments below.

For the glitter I used my trusty Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner. It’s so easy to apply! You just brush it on. It comes in many great colors. I used all but two of them!

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Sorry the picture quality is not great.

If you’ve kept up with looking at my makeup looks all along you might think this one is similar to the “Christmas in Miami” DAY 12 makeup look. For “Christmas in Miami” I used the matte editorial palette 08 by Viseart. Holiday Lights mainly consists of shimmery (foil) Makeup Geek shadows with the Viseart matte shadow in the crease. I will do a review on Viseart and Makeup Geek in the new year!

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Here are the products I used for today’s look:

“Holiday Lights”

EYES

Eye Primer: Two Faced – Shadow Insurance

Eye Shadow:

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MAKEUPGEEK

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter in Midnight Cowboy, Distortion, Amp, Spandex, and ACDC (Yes, that’s almost all of them. I didn’t use the silver or the pink one)

Waterline: Inglot Kohl in Purple

Mascara: Nars Audacious

 

FACE

Moisturizer: Caudelié Premier Cream

Foundation: Hourglass Illusion in Ivory

Eye Cream: Origins Ginzing Eye

Undereye corrector: Tarte CC for undereye

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy in Vanilla

Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener

Highlight: Laura Mercier Radiance Baked Powder Compact in Highlight 01

Hourglass Ambient Light Palette

Blush: LaFemme Blush

Bronze: Urban Decay Naked Flush Blush

 

LIPS

Lipstick: Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Sexer

Topper: Sephora Lip Cream Stain 08 (this particular color is not the greatest formula)

 

BROWS

Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Chocolate

 

SETTING POWDER

Sephora Brand Translucent Setting Powder