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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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Baby’s First Snaps

24 Feb

I did my first snaps tonight guys. 💯💯🍭I’m new to it so if it was scary/awkward to watch then well…it’s probably only going to get more awkward from here. 🍿🍎My snaps include me with no makeup…ZERO MAKEUP, MY WIG COLLECTION, & A HUGE PILE OF MAKEUP MESS.

Add me on there and I’ll add you back. My username is the same as my insragram @beautybyburden 💋💋

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.

 

 

Holiday Makeup Challenge (30 of 30)

1 Jan

Last one of the Holiday Makeup Challenge!!! It’s January first, so I thought I’d post a look that has the Pantone colors of the year.

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but first…some fun colored lips!

For the face I mainly utilized pink -for the lips and the eyes, but I complimented that by wearing a serenity blue shirt and sporting blue eyes!

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30 Days of Holiday Makeup. Day 30! “Pantones: Serenity & Rose Quartz”

What is everyone’s resolution this year? I’m going to start a youTube channel and post higher quality pictures. And on that note, I’m going to practice more patience and positive vibes.

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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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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

Holiday Makeup Challenge (9 of 30)

11 Dec
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Holiday Makeup Challenge. Day 9 of 30. “Nice”

Source: Holiday Makeup Challenge (9 of 30)

Holiday Makeup Challenge (1 of 30)

3 Dec
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Holiday Makeup Challenge (1 of 30): “Leftovers”

I’ve decided on calling this one “Leftovers”. My colors are inspired by my thanksgiving leftovers: gravy, stuffing, cranberry salad…What do you think? Does it make you want to go grab some cranberry sauce?

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I also tried to subtly incorporate the color of the year, Marsala, into the look because my final look on January 1st will embody the color of the year for 2016, which they just announced today as two colors: Rose Quartz and Serenity

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NO LIP LINER NEEDED!!!! see below for more info***

You’ll find that for a good amount of the holiday looks I’ll be using my favorite lipstick, which is the Nars Audacious Lipstick. It is a creamy, opaque matte lipstick formula that really delivers. Most of the time I won’t bother with a liner. It’s that good. If you haven’t tried them, they are worth trying. The first time I bought one, I wanted to throw all of my other lipsticks away! THAT GOOD!

*** I carefully applied this lip color straight from the tube as well as with a brush. The color is a little off here. Excuse my home depot clamp lights…they try. I would say that the color is actually a little warmer and deeper. This is an excellent shade for all skin tones.

I’m listing below the products that I used for this look. If you have any questions on application, just let me know! I am happy to answer. I was inspired by thanksgiving leftovers, I hope this look inspires you!

If you enjoyed this, please follow me so you can see each new day of makeup for the next 29 days! I’ll post every morning!

Here’s what I used:

“LEFTOVERS”

EYES

Eye Primer: M.A.C. Paint Pot in Painterly

Eye Shadow:

Anastasia – Tamanna Palette (An oldie, but a goodie)

Waterline: Inglot Kohl Pencil 05

Eyeliner: Inglot Gel Liner in 77

Mascara Primer: Dior Lash Serum Lash Maximizer

Mascara: Nars Audacious

 

FACE

Moisturizer: Caudelié – Primeir Cru

Primer (Base): Nars Tinted Moisturizer

Eye Cream: Clinique – All About Eyes

Undereye corrector: Tarte CC for undereye

Foundation: Clinique Perfectly Real – Shade 02

Clinique Superpowder Double Face Makeup 01 Matte Ivory

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy in Vanilla

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer

Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener

Highlight: Laura Mercier Radiance Baked Powder Compact in Highlight 01

Blush: Nars in Unlawful

Bronze: Nars “blush” in Madly

Countour: M.A.C. longwear eyeshadow in Studio Fix

 

LIPS

Lipstick: Nars Audacious in Bette (No Liner needed!)

 

BROWS

Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Chocolate

 

SETTING POWDER

Sephora Translucent Setting Powder

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