My Makeup Stash | Blushes

Hi, Beauties!

I am coming at you again with yet another ‘My Makeup Stash’ post! Today we are focusing on the blushes in my collection. Blushes are a favourite of mine, and you may find that I do indeed have a type! If you want to know which ones I do own, keep on reading. 

New to my collection is the Ulta3 ‘The Cheek Of It’ Baked Blush palette. I was lucky enough to be sent this beautiful palette in November last year. This palette has eight super pigmented blushes which come in a range of shades, tones and finishes. The smell of this palette is something I have never come across before, it is so yummy! For such an affordable palette ($14.95 AUD) it has such amazing quality and pigmentation and I could not recommend it enough. 

Another set of newbies in my collection (that I was so generously gifted) is the Ulta3 Bloom Blushes in the shades Flossy and Sweetheart. These are two products that are so unique to my collection simply for the fact that they are a liquid to powder product. Again, Ulta3 is such an affordable brand and the quality of their products matches many higher-end products I have tried. I have to be honest and say I haven’t played with these much yet, but I am hoping to change that real soon. 

Next up is my Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio in Pink Passion. This contains the shades Basically, Sugar and Rose. This is another newer product to my collection so I haven’t played around with it too much yet. I love the outer two shades so much, the middle one might not be for me. I have heard some great things about the formula of the Anastasia Beverly Hills powders, which is why I was excited to pick this up. 

Then we have the cult favourite Nars Blush in the shade Orgasm. It is easy to see why the whole “beauty community” is obsessed with this blush, it is so stunning. I don’t usually reach for shimmery blushes, but for this one, I can make an exception. This blush is definitely more on the expensive side ($48 AUD on mecca.com) but I think it is worth every penny. 

Up next we have The Balm Cosmetics Blushes in the shades Hot Mama and Downboy. I have had these in my collection for quite some time now and I should probably replace them at some point this year because I just love them so much! Hot Mama is similar to Nars Orgasm, except this one is more peach, and Downboy is a muted pink matte shade that I just couldn’t ever do without. 

Another oldie in my collection is the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in the shade Feisty. I managed to pick this up as a mini sample with a purchase I made from Tarte a while back. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that you can buy this as a full-sized blush. I will get plenty of use out of my mini version anyway. This is my everyday blush and it is always the one I reach for when I just want a nice natural colour on my cheeks. 

Lastly, we have my Too Faced Limited Edition Love Flush Blush Wardrobe. This has been in my collection for the longest time but I just can’t part from it. It contains some of my all-time favourite blush shades (Love Hangover and How Deep Is Your Love?)! Sadly, you can no longer purchase it so I won’t give too much detail on it to make you lovelies jealous (haha!)

What are some of your favourite blushes at the moment? Leave me a comment and let me know! 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

 

My Makeup Stash | Highlighters

Hi Beauties,

Coming at you again with another ‘My Makeup Stash’ post! Today we are focusing on the highlighters in my collection. Highlighters are one of my favourite parts of the makeup process, which probably explains why I own so many! If you want to know which ones I do own, keep on reading. 

My Anastasia Beverly Hills That Glow Glow Kit has been such a favourite ever since I got my hands on it back in 2016. Although I only really reach for the two lighter shades (Bubbly and Sunburst), I couldn’t imagine ever wanting to get rid of this palette. Due to the fact that it is no longer available (that I can find anyway), I have really cut back on using it! This highlight palette contains 4 beautiful shades; Sunburst (light yellow gold), Golden Bronze (golden bronze) Bubbly (golden beige) and Dripping In Gold (medium yellow gold).

Similar to the Glow Kit is the incredible Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit. Again, this one is no longer available which really saddens me. I got my hands on this one back in 2017 and I plan on keeping it forever! Well until it is too gross to use anyway. It is more of a glittery highlight which is why I don’t reach for it as much as some of the other highlights in my collection, but I love it either way. This highlight palette contains 6 beautiful shades; Forever Lit (platinum with a lavender reflect), Kitty Kat (pink with a platinum reflect), Forever Young (pink pearl with a silver reflect), Daydream (coral with a white gold reflect), Glo Getter (champagne with rose gold reflect) and 143 (rose gold with a bronze reflect). 

Next up I have four different shades of the ColourPop Cosmetics Super Shock Cheek Highlighters in the shades Flexitarian (medium beige), Honeymoon (light lavender), Perilune (light green) and Over The Moon (light lavender). I have had all of these highlighters since 2016 (is that too long, yikes!) and they are still in perfect working order. The texture of these highlighters is more of a creamy one which is why you would think they would dry up after all this time. But alas, I can still use them which makes me so happy! 

Next, I have some beautiful Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors. Like most of the powder products in my collection, these have been around for quite some time. Due to the fact they are powder products, I still find them ok to use as they do not smell and do not have a weird texture to them! I have two shades; Pearl (light white) and Moonstone (light gold). Pearl is the most perfect shade for light skin tones as it is such a light shade, but it doesn’t leave a weird cast on the skin either. 

Similar to the Super Shock Cheek formula, we have the Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter. I have this in the shade Transcendence (light pinky lavender). I don’t reach for this shade all that often and it is very similar to the Over The Moon shade from ColourPop, but it is just too beautiful to get rid of. I love using this highlighter as an inner corner highlight on my eyes as well as on my cheeks for a little something special.  

Next up is the cult favourite Mary Lou-Manizer (warm-toned light gold) from The Balm. I feel like every person that is obsessed with makeup has either tried this or has it in their collection currently. It is such a strong and bold highlight, so it isn’t hard to understand why it is so popular. I am unsure as to how long I have actually had this in my collection, but I know it’s been a heck of a long time so it may be time to repurchase sometime soon. 

One of the newer highlighters in my collection is the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Duo. This duo has the shades Lightning Dust (soft pearlescent sheen) and Fire Crystal (supercharged pearlescent shimmer). I have to admit that I tend to only reach for the more shimmery shade in this duo, but god I love it so much!

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Frost highlighters. I have two beautiful shades; Frostbite (icy white with reflects of white pearl) and Frozen Peach (icy pink). As you can tell by the name, these are a liquid form of highlight. Liquid highlights aren’t my favourite and I don’t reach for these shades a lot. I still think they are stunning enough to keep for now though. 

Do you own any of these highlighters? What is your favourite highlighter from your own collection? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X  

 

My Makeup Stash | Face Palettes

Hi Beauties,

Welcome back to another post! Sorry about the inconsistency lately, I am just trying to get back into the groove of working full time, having a personal life and maintaining my presence on social media and this blog. But hey, it will all sort itself out soon I’m sure. 

As you guessed by the title of today’s blog, this post is going to give you an in-depth look into my face palette collection. This part of my collection isn’t massive compared to other areas of my collection, but I definitely have way more face palettes than the average person needs as I have been collecting makeup for many years now. Anyway, let’s jump straight into it, shall we?

The Nars Virtual Domination palette was a Sephora released exclusive palette that came out way back in 2014. I got my hands on mine in 2016, so she’s an oldie in my collection. I haven’t reached for this palette too much over the years, however, recently I decided to add this to my project pan simply because I have had it in my collection for a long period of time. This palette comes with a bronzer, and highlight shade as well as 3 beautiful blushes. 

The Tarte Cosmetics Blush & Glow palette is a stunning addition to my collection. This one is in the style ‘Peachy Glow’. I don’t always reach for this one, but when I do, boy am I not disappointed! Tarte makes really good face products (in my opinion anyway). The blush is beautiful and buildable and the highlight is subtle but striking. 

My first ever Hourglass product was the beautiful limited edition Ambient Lighting Palette they made in collaboration with Mecca. This is another product that is no longer available, however, the other Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palettes are very similar! I go through phases of using this because I do love it, but sometimes I need to give some other products a go. 

My Sleek Face Form Contouring Palette has been in my collection for far too long! But I just can’t seem to give it up. It has the most perfect mix of shades that suit my skin tone perfectly. These palettes are so affordable also which makes them even better! I will sadly be giving this one up at some point this year just because it is so old. 

I picked up the Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist PRO Glow To Go Palette from Sephora over a year ago. You know how Sephora stores have those little samples and goodies right as you are walking to the register? Yeah, well, they bloody got me didn’t they. Anyway, I am actually so glad I picked this one up. It is the most perfect little contouring and highlight palette to take travelling. My favourite thing in this palette, however, is the stunning and blinding highlight shade. Want to be seen from space? Pick up this palette!

Another really good travel palette is the Tarte Cosmetics Hampton’s Weekender Contour Palette. I am pretty sure I picked up this palette in one of those amazing sales that Tarte does where you basically build a makeup bag using their products and get them all at a discounted price. I wouldn’t say I use this one as much as the Glow To Go palette, but this is still a favourite in my collection. 

I was lucky enough to be sent the Ulta3 Face The Day Baked Contour & Highlight Palette at the end of 2019. Firstly, the smell of this palette is amazing but I can’t put my finger on exactly what it smells like. But trust me, it’s good. Secondly, for a palette that costs under $15, this is amazing! I was so surprised when I first tested it out for my blog last year and I have been reaching for it ever since.  

Which ones are your favourites from your collection? Are there any of these you would like to see a full review on? Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties 

X

 

ColourPop Cosmetics | Single Pressed Shadows | Full Review

Hi Beauties!

Today is another long one so I won’t go on in my little introduction. As you can tell from its title, this post is an in-depth look into my personalised ColourPop Cosmetics Single Pressed Shadows. I picked these shades myself, so my goal for this palette is to only keep the colours that I think I would get the most use out of. Let’s do it! 

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Now and Zen is a metallic pale yellow gold shade. The pigmentation on this shade is amazing. It really does add that pop of colour to the inner corner, the brow bone or however you wish to use it really. Because of its velvety texture, it can tend to pick up a bit chunky on a brush or finger if you are too heavy-handed. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Let Me Explain is a metallic ivory shade. Similar to Now and Zen, the pigmentation is so amazing but it can pick up a little chunky if you go in too hard. I love using this shade for a bit of brightness on the inner corner and brow bone. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Come And Get It is a beautiful duo-chrome rose with a gold flip. Once again, the pigmentation on this shade is amazing, especially considering how cheap and affordable ColourPop shadows are. I have to admit that I don’t reach for this shade too often, but when I do I am reminded why I fell in love with it in the first place. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Heavy Glam is a vibrant duo-chrome orange with a pink shift. This shade was also a collaboration with the beautiful ILUVSARAHII. Again, it is a shade I don’t reach for too often as I don’t think pinks are really my colour, but it is still so beautiful to occasionally put on the eyelid or even as a pop on the inner corner. However, after playing around with it recently I was a little unimpressed with how it performed. Verdict – bye sis! 

Pinky Promise is a rich, metallic, cranberry red shade. These types of colours are the ones I am obsessed with as I think they really make my green/hazel eyes pop! On its own, all over the lid it really makes a bold statement, which is exactly how I have been using it. However, now that I think about it, pop it over a black base and wow I can only imagine the beauty. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Lit is a metallic dark plum shade, very similar to Pinky Promise actually! Lit is definitely more of a purple shade, compared to Pinky Promise, which is more uh, pinky. Again this is one I would use over the lid as a bold statement with a smokey eye look. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Indio is a soft pink with holographic glitter. The glitters in this shade aren’t too large but they are slightly chunky, which I think adds to the beauty of it. I have to say that glitter has never been my thing as I just never got the hang of applying it and it just goes everywhere! However, these pressed glitters are something I can get behind. Although it is advertised as a self-adhering glitter, I use a base as it just helps make it extra sparkly and helps the staying power. Verdict – she’s staying! 

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Vivacious is a light-medium metallic peach shade. This shade is just like the rest in terms of pigmentation however, I did notice that it tended to sheer out the longer I wore it. Perhaps with a good base underneath this wouldn’t be an issue. I love using this on the inner corner to brighten the eye, all over the lid, or if I’m feeling extra, well, vivacious, I might use it on a wet brush to really give it a bright pop. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

High Strung is a metallic coppery brown shade. The pigmentation of all ColourPop metallics is just second to none. I am drawn to this shade as soon as I look at my little palette, something about it just screams my name. I love using it all over the lid or as an inner corner pop. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Snake Eyes is a metallic pale pink taupe shade. This is another shade that I reach for all the time when using this palette. It is great all over the lid and as an inner corner highlight as well. I don’t know how I haven’t hit pan on it yet! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Glass Bull is a duo-chrome lavender icy-blue shade. This is my all-time favourite shadow in my palette to use all over the lid or as an inner corner highlight. It is applied best with your fingers, but a damp brush works amazing also. The other day I applied this over a dark base, and ohhh girl, do this and you will have yourself a bomb look, my friend. Verdict – she’s staying!

Tea Garden is a duo-chrome red with a green-gold flip. This is one I don’t reach for all too often. I love the numerous different colours you can get out of it, depending on where the light is hitting the shade. Once again, it’s one for all over the lid or as an inner corner pop. Verdict – she’s staying!

Lightshow is an iridescent teal glitter. On the website it is said to be a ‘self-adhering’ glitter, however, without any base, it just flakes off. With a good base underneath it, this glitter really is bright and beautiful! Verdict – she’s staying!

Tiny Tangerines is a metallic teal shade. This shade works amazing with a damp brush much like the other metallic shades. It is so easy to blend out and has a super smooth and soft consistency. Again, love using it on the inner corner or all over the lid. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying!

Antimatter is a metallic turquoise with a deep purple duo chrome flip. I find this shade a little hard to work with because I have found that if you over blend it, then it can become very dark and black (really resembles a bruised eye). It is easy to apply and is also very pigmented. The blue sparkles really stand out when applied with your finger too. Verdict – bye sis! 

Crown Jewel is a slightly shimmery dark purple shade. Look, I am really not impressed with this shade. It feels drier than the others in my collection, it is harder to work with (granted that most purples are like that) and it just doesn’t meet my high standards for an eyeshadow. I don’t even think I have used this shade since I swatched it when I first got it. It’s also not on their website, so there’s that. Verdict – bye sis! 

Bel Air is a matte cool taupe shade. The pigmentation on the matte shade is also pretty amazing. They are a little drier to the touch, but that is to be expected when dealing with matte shades. I love using this as a transition colour all over the crease, sometimes I just pop this on, add mascara and walk out the door. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Freckles is a matte light brown shade. The pigmentation of this is amazing and I love using it all over the crease or to add more definition to the inner crease when I am creating a softer look. Again, she’s a little drier than some of the other shades in my palette but I am putting that down to it being a matte shade. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Top Notch is a matte terracotta brown shade. Again, another drier shade due to its finish, but the pigmentation is great! Because this one is a little deeper in colour compared to the last two, it is perfect for creating definition or deepening the outer crease. Verdict – she’s staying! 

Cloud Nine is a matte plummy brown shade. I love how deep this colour is. I love using this to deepen the outer corner, or I use it as a liner when I want something a little softer than a black. The pigmentation of this dark brown is amazing too! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Noche is a matte dark brown shade, very similar to Cloud Nine. I love using this shade in the same way I use the other dark brown shades, as a liner, outer corner or just for more depth in a nice smokey look. I do think it is way too similar to the shade above so the real question is… do I need two dark browns? Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – bye sis! 

Razy is a deep matte eggplant shade. It is highly pigmented with a smooth velvety texture, more on the dry side compared to other shades. I love using to deepen the outer crease for a more dramatic look. Sadly it is no longer on their website, which makes me believe that it may be discontinued! Verdict – she’s staying! 

Let’s Do It is a deep matte black shade. It does needs building up to be a true black shade but the pigmentation is definitely there. Again, it is more on the drier side of matte shades but it does blend out on the eye like a dream. I love smudging it along the lash line for a perfectly soft winged liner look. Verdict – she’s staying!

End Results: I started off with 23 single shadows in this palette, and after the big test, I am decluttering 4 and keeping 19. Not a big shock as I knew I loved these shadows, but hey, it’s something!

I would highly recommend any beauty lover to get their hands on some of the ColourPop Cosmetics single pressed shadows. They are such good value for money (especially when they have sales on, which is pretty regularly) and the shade range is incredible!

What was your favourite shade from my palette? What ColourPop Single Pressed Shadows are your favourite? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

My Makeup Stash | Eyeshadow Palettes

Hi Beauties!

A while ago I started a series on here (that quickly went dead when I needed to have a break from blogging) that looked at all my makeup products. Today we are going to revive that series and start fresh. I am going to start at a weird spot, with my eyeshadow palettes. 

If you follow my Instagram then you might have seen that I have allocated each of my eyeshadow palettes a number. Every now and then I will randomly generate a number and whichever palette that number corresponds to is the palette that I will play around with and post a full review (and swatches) on. Therefore, I won’t be going into much detail about the palettes, their shades and showing swatches in this post. But just know, they are coming this year! 

#1 – Certifeye ‘The Tropical Wonders’ Palette

If you are after a colourful palette, this is the one for you. It consists of 18 matte shadows with a colour story that reaches from one side of the rainbow to the other. It is also vegan-friendly and cruelty-free! I got this palette early in 2019 and I have been very happy with my decision to purchase it. 

#2 – Jeffree Star Cosmetics ‘Androgyny’ Palette

The infamous Jeffree Star released this palette into his line back in 2017 and it has been a big hit since its arrival on the market. It consists of 10 sugar large eyeshadow pans with a mix of super matte and metallic finishes. It is also cruelty-free. This palette has been in my collection for a little while, so it will be interesting to see if my thoughts have changed on it when I test it out a little more this year. 

#3 – ColourPop Cosmetics x Disney ‘It’s A Princess Thing’ Palette

I feel like everyone was so excited when ColourPop Cosmetics released its first collaboration with Disney. Since the launch of this palette, the collaborations haven’t ended! This palette consists of 15 shadows with a range of matte and metallic finishes. This is a palette that I am unsure about in my collection as I don’t reach for it often however, it is such a ‘collectors’ item for someone who loves all things Disney, so even if I am not still in love with it after testing it out, it may just stay in my collection.

#4 – ColourPop Cosmetics x Shayla ‘Perception’ Palette

This stunning palette consists of 16 shadows with a great mix of matte and shimmer finishes. I was blown away by this palette when I had first gotten my hands on it, as I had never tried a proper eyeshadow palette from ColourPop before. However, now that I have been playing with more products, this palette has been put on the backburner. Again, this is one palette that I need to play with again to see if my love still remains.  

#5 – ColourPop Cosmetics ‘She’s A Rainbow’ Palette

Hello rainbow, how are you? Another amazing colourful rainbow palette in my collection! Back in the day, I stayed as far away from ‘colourful’ looks as possible. These days I am mad for them! This palette contains 24 beautiful shadows with a mix of matte, shimmer and glitter shades. I have only had this in my collection since September 2019, so in all honesty, I haven’t gotten to play around with it too much. 

#6 – Huda Beauty ‘Electric Obsessions’ Palette

This little palette is the first Huda Beauty product I ever splurged on, and it was also my first ever ‘colourful’ palette. This little mini palette contains 9 colourful shadows with a mix of matte and shimmer shades. It is such a bold and bright palette for someone who is attempting to dip their feet into the colourful world. Unfortunately, you can no longer purchase this palette, which does make me both hesitant to use it and also to let it go. I haven’t picked this up in a while but I am sure I will still love it when I finally do.   

#7 – Juvia’s Place ‘The Saharan’ Palette 

I feel like everyone needs to try a palette from Juvia’s Place once in their life. They are so bold and pigmented, so it is easy to see why they are becoming so popular. This palette contains 12 super bold shadows in a mix of matte, shimmer and sheen finishes. I have to be honest and say I find it hard to get inspired to create looks with this palette as I guess I am not so used to this sort of colour story, but let’s hope that when I test it out at some point this year that changes. 

#8 – Ulta3 ‘Go Getter’ Palette*

I was ever so generously sent this product just before Christmas in 2019, so I haven’t had the chance to play around with it too much yet. This palette consists of 9 shadows with a mix of matte, shimmer and glitter finishes. I do love the colour story of this palette, as I love myself some berry tones. Fingers crossed I love this palette as it is just so affordable. 

#9 – Jeffree Star Cosmetics ‘Mini Breaker’ Palette

I feel like every beauty lover has seen this palette, so there is no introduction needed. This palette consists of 9 beautiful shadows with a mix of matte, shimmer and glitter finishes. This palette definitely got the type it deserved when it was first released as it is an absolutely stunning palette. I already know I will be keeping this one, but I still can’t wait to play with it and fall in love all over again. 

#10 – Juvia’s Place ‘The Zulu’ Palette

Another colourful palette… really Emma? This palette is so beautiful. It consists of 9 highly pigmented rainbow shadows with a mix of matte and metallic finishes. I am slightly confused about the dark brown shade in the palette, however, I understand it is always nice to have a deeper shade for those more smokey looks. 

#11 – Juvia’s Place ‘The Saharan II’ Palette

This is the last Juvia’s Place I have in my collection. This palette consists of 9 shadows with a mix of matte and metallic finishes. If I am being honest, the metallic shades are all I want to use in this palette as the mattes are way too much for my skin tone (anyone tanner than me could get so much use out of them!). But in saying this, is the palette worth keeping just for the metallics? I hope to figure this out soon. 

#12 – Violet Voss ‘Holy Grail’ Palette 

There is a reason this palette is called the Holy Grail! This palette consists of 20 amazing shadows with a mix of matte, metallic and sheen finishes. There is not a lot I can say about this palette that I haven’t already said on my blog and my Instagram before. I love this palette so much and it will never be leaving me! In saying that, I can not wait for it to pop up in my random palette generator so I can play with it. 

#13 – Personalised ColourPop Cosmetics Single Pressed Eyeshadow Palette

This palette is a little different as it is one I have put together myself. My goal when I test out this palette is to possibly narrow down the colours in it and get rid of any that I am just never going to use. In this palette, I have a mix of matte, shimmer, metallic and glitter shadows. This was the first palette that I randomly selected to test out so stay tuned for an in-depth blog post on this one real soon. 

#14 – Personalised Makeup Geek Cosmetics Single Shadow Palette

Similar to the palette above, this is one that I put together myself. These shadows are some of the oldest in my collection and therefore need to be tested to ensure that they are still performing to their very best. This palette has a mix of matte, metallic and duo chrome shadows in it. 

#15 – Jeffree Star Cosmetics ‘Blood Sugar’ Palette

Again, I feel like this is a palette that everyone either has in their own collection, has tried out, or has at least seen it everywhere online. It has been super popular since it’s release and it really isn’t hard to see why. This palette consists of 18 super pigmented shadows with a mix of matte, shimmer and metallic finishes. This one is definitely staying in my collection after I test it out again, but I can’t wait to see what new looks I can come up with using it. 

#16 – Jeffree Star Cosmetics ‘Jawbreaker’ Palette 

Last, but certainly not least, is this enormous palette. This palette consists of 24 shadows with a mix of matte, metallic and shimmer finishes. I fell in love with this palette as soon as I saw it! So it is safe to say that it won’t be going anywhere. Even though something about this palette messes with my slight OCD, I can not wait to play around with it again and come up with some really amazing colourful looks. 

Note: any products marked with * were sent to me to try out.

Have you tried any of these eyeshadow palettes? Which palette is your favourite? Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

 

ColourPop Cosmetics | Lip Products

Hi Beauties,

If you haven’t heard of ColourPop Cosmetics then I am going to assume that you have been living under a rock for the past few years. It is definitely one of the most affordable brands on the market (even for us beauties down under in Australia) and their wide range of products is amazing. ColourPop is constantly releasing new products and collars every other week, so it is easy to understand why this brand has become so popular within the beauty community. With the majority of their single products within the price range of $5 – $8 USD ($6 – $11 AUD), you can see why they are such a major hit!

I have recently been going through my makeup collection and putting aside the things that I rarely reach for. My hope is that by creating content that features these specific products, my love for them will reignite once again. And if not, you will see them in an upcoming declutter post! Today’s post is going to focus on my little collection of ColourPop Lippie Stix, Creme Lux Lipsticks and Lippie Liners. As always, I have all products linked throughout this blog if you want to pick any up for yourself.

Let’s get into it!

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ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix Shades (top to bottom) – Ziggie; Daydream; Goldie; Le Freak; Baewatch; Parker; Cami; Tutu; Pack Pack; Weekender

Ziggie is described as a matte X dark terracotta shade. Not always a shade I would reach for, but after swatching it again I have fallen back in love! It is more of a bolder lip colour against my pale skin tone but it has just the right amount of brown and pink in it that it doesn’t make my skin looked washed out.

Daydream is described as a matte X plum brown shade. This shade is definitely deeper than it looks on the tube, but it is still a really beautiful shade. It is a deeper nude on my skin tone.

Goldie is described as a matte X rich brick red shade. This shade pulls more pinky/red on my skin tone however, I have fallen back in love with it. Something about reddy shades that make me feel like a classy woman!

Le Freak is described as a matte X deepened red wine shade and is discontinued. This shade is very similar to Tutu! Le Freak is more of a browny/red colour where as Tutu pulls more purple/red on my skin tone.

Baewatch is described as a matte cool berry shade and was limited edition. Such a beautiful muted mauve shade! Again, this isn’t a shade I would usually reach for but it is always handy to have something a little out of my comfort zone.

Parker is described as a matte mid-tone warm nude shade. This is definitely a perfect nude shade for my skin tone! It pulls a little more pink on me but that is why I love it. Definitely a ‘my lips but better’ shade.

Cami is described as a matte X cool-toned mauve shade. I would say that this is very similar to Baewatch, except this shade pulls slightly more on the pink side.

Tutu is described as a matte cool burgundy shade and was limited edition. On me, this shade pulls very purple/burgundy. Again it is one of those deep shades that would look stunning with a simple winged eyeliner and bold lashes.

Pack Pack is described as a matte X warm purple shade and was limited edition. I would say this shade pulls more muted on my skin tone, and comes across more of a grey/purple shade.

Weekender is described as a matte X  warm red shade and was limited edition. This true red shade makes me feel so classy and sophisticated! Next to Ziggie, you can see that this is more of a blue based red shade where as Ziggie pulls off more of a pink/red shade.

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ColourPop Cosmetics Lux Lipstick Shades (top to bottom) – Quickie; Oouuuu!; C’Mon Sis; Ariel; Belle; Snow White

Quickie is described as a peachy nude shade and was released in collaboration with MakeupShayla. This is another perfect nude shade for my skin tone!

Oouuuui! is described as a warm peach shade. This shade doesn’t suit my pale skin tone, so I will be passing this one on to a friend.

C’mon Sis is described as a soft pinky brown shade and was released in collaboration with MakeupShayla. It is more of a deeper nude on my skin tone, however it would look amazing on medium to deep skin toned beauties too!

Ariel is described as a peachy beige nude shade and was released in collaboration with Disney. It is quite similar to Quickie, however Ariel pulls more pink where as Quickie is more peach. This is the ultimate “my lips but better” shade!

Belle is described as a rosy berry shade and was released in collaboration with Disney. This shade is very similar to Ariel, expect that Belle is more of a pink nude and Ariel is more of a muted pink nude.

Snow White is described as a candy apple red shade and was released in collaboration with Disney. I absolutely love this shade! It leaves a slight sheen on the lips which makes it so different to the usual matte red shades that I have in my collection.

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ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Pencil Shades (top to bottom) – Neat Freak; Lumiere; Bossy; Nevermind; Creature; Bullchic

Neat Freak is a peachy gloss shade which has golden reflects in it and was released in collaboration with MakeupShayla. I am not usually a big fan of lip glosses, just because I feel like they make my lips look weird and I have getting my hair stuck in them (yuck!) but this shade really caught my eye for some reason. I am yet to properly wear it out but I look forward to trying it out.

Lumiere is described as a dusty mauve pink shade. I am yet to use most of the lip liners (simply because I am still learning how to make them look amazing on my lips) but this is the perfect nude shade to go with my many nude lipsticks!

Bossy is described as a classic red shade. I know I have said it a million times (maybe not quite) but there is something about a red lip that makes me feel super classy. So I can’t wait to line my lips with this beauty!

Nevermind – is described as a warm purple and it is no longer available on the ColourPop Cosmetics website.

Creature – is described as a burgundy red/purple shade and it is no longer available on the ColourPop Cosmetics website.

Bull Chic is described as a matte black shade. I am a little scared to try this one out however, it will come in handy when trying to make my one black matte lipstick look amazing on my lips!

What are your favourite ColourPop Cosmetics products? What would you recommend that I try out from ColourPop? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow | Foiled and Duochrome Shadows

Hi Beauties!

Makeup Geek is such a popular brand in the beauty community. These were some of the first eyeshadows I ever purchased when I started taking makeup seriously, and I have loved adding more to my collection ever since. However, I haven’t touched my Makeup Geek eyeshadows in a while, so I thought I would do a blog post dedicated to them in order to rekindle my love and hopefully give me some inspiration to create more looks using the eyeshadows.

Makeup Geek was founded by the amazing Marlena Stell after fans of her YouTube channel basically demanded that she started her own line. So in 2009 she did just that! Makeup Geek started with a bunch of eyeshadows and blushes, but quickly expanded to include contouring, eyeliners, pigments, glitters, highlighters, brushes and much more!

Today we are going to focus on my own customised Makeup Geek palette! This palette is made up of some of their foiled shadows, with a couple of duo chrome shades thrown in.

Let’s get into some swatches!

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Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Shades (top to bottom) – Starry Eyed; In The Spotlight; Legend; Flame Thrower; Mesmerized; Steampunk; Showtime

Starry Eyed – light champagne beige with slight pink undertones and a foiled finish

In The Spotlight – soft pink with coral undertones and a foiled finish

Legend – warm bronze with a foiled finish

Flame Thrower – true brightened warm copper with a foiled finish

Mesmerized – deep medium taupe with strong purple undertones and a foiled finish

Steampunk – deep blue base with rich cooper reflects, duochrome finish

Showtime – rusty brown with warm undertones and a foiled finish

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Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Shades (top to bottom) – Charmed; Havoc; Ritzy; Take Two; Epic; Houdini; Curtain Call

Charmed – muted silvery light olive green with taupe undertones and a foiled finish

Havoc –  orangey-brown base with some teal reflect

Ritzy – warm red-brown base with green and gold reflects, duochrome finish

Take Two – olive green with a foiled finish

Epic – emerald green with a metallic foiled finish

Houdini – deep emerald teal green with a foiled finish

Curtain Call – cranberry red with a foiled finish

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Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Shades (top to bottom) – Nostalgic; Whimsical; Daydreamer; Caitlin Rose; Plot Twist; Hype; Masquerade

Nostalgic – bubble gum pink with a metallic foiled finish

Whimsical – silvery pink with a foiled finish

Daydreamer – cool lavender/lilac with silver shimmer, foiled finish

Caitlin Rose – bright amethyst purple with a foiled finish

Plot Twist – medium periwinkle with a metallic foiled finish

Hype – amethyst purple with a metallic foiled finish

Masquerade – bright medium plum with warm undertones and a foiled finish

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Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Shades (top to bottom) – Limelight; Pegasus; Sorcery

Limelight – lime green with a metallic foiled finish

Pegasus – light, bright aqua with a foiled finish

Sorcery – deep slate with a metallic foiled finish

As you can tell by the swatches, these eyeshadows are PIGMENTED. They seriously look like metal on the eyes when applied with a little bit of fix+. I love using these shadows all over the lid to elavate a makeup look to the next level!

Have you tired any Makeup Geek eye shadows? What are some of your favourite Makeup Geek products? Leave me a comment and let me know! 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow | My Ultimate Palette

Hi Beauties!

Makeup Geek is such a popular brand in the beauty community. These were some of the first eyeshadows I ever purchased when I started taking makeup seriously, and I have loved adding more to my collection ever since. However, I haven’t touched my Makeup Geek eyeshadows in a while, so I thought I would do a blog post dedicated to them in order to rekindle my love and hopefully give me some inspiration to create more looks using the eyeshadows.

Makeup Geek was founded by the amazing Marlena Stell after fans of her YouTube channel basically demanded that she started her own line. So in 2009 she did just that! Makeup Geek started with a bunch of eyeshadows and blushes, but quickly expanded to include contouring, eyeliners, pigments, glitters, highlighters, brushes and much more!

Today we are going to focus on my own customised Makeup Geek ‘holy grail’ palette! This palette is made up of some of their signature eyeshadows with a couple of foiled shadows thrown in. I obviously love this palette to bits as I created it myself using the tones and colours that I find complement my eyes and skin tone really well.

Let’s get into some swatches!

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Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Shades (top to bottom) – Vanilla Bean; Beaches & Cream; Peach Smoothie; Glamourous; Preppy; Tiki Hut; Early Bird

Vanilla Bean – light shimmer with peachy beige undertone

Beaches & Cream – natural beige with just a hint of peach and a matte finish

Peach Smoothie – soft peachy orange with a matte finish

Glamourous – shimmery bronze gold

Preppy – khaki brown with a matte finish

Tiki Hut – warm brown with a matte finish

Early Bird – pumpkin orange with a matte finish

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Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Shades (top to bottom) – Bake Sale; Crème Brulee; Frappe; Tan Lines; Sidekick; Cocoa Bear; Cabin Fever

Bake Sale – nougat brown with a matte finish

Crème Brulee – medium sand colour with a soft matte finish

Frappe – medium maple brown with a demi-matte finish

Tan Lines – fawn brown with a matte finish

Sidekick – cinnamon brown with a matte finish

Cocoa Bear – reddish brown with a matte finish

Cabin Fever – chestnut brown with a matte finish

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Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Shades (top to bottom) – Latte; Bandwagon; Faux Fur; Brownie Points; Barcelona Beach; Taupe Notch; Drama Queen

Latte – medium brown with a matte finish

Bandwagon – warm taupe with a matte finish

Faux Fur – soft mink brown with a matte finish

Brownie Points – warm taupe with a matte finish

Barcelona Beach – cool toned soft brown with a matte finish

Taupe Notch – true medium taupe shade with a shimmer finish

Drama Queen – dark purple with a shimmery finish

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Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Shades (top to bottom) – Pocket Change; Cupcake; Lucky Penny; Vintage; Bitten; Cherry Cola; Taboo

Pocket Change – soft bronze with a shimmery finish

Cupcake – medium pink with a matte finish

Lucky Penny – medium rose brown with a shimmery finish

Vintage – medium brown with mauve undertones and a matte finish

Bitten – deep maroon red with a matte finish

Cherry Cola – deep brown with strong red undertones and a matte finish

Taboo – ultra deep raisin purple with a matte finish

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Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Shades (top to bottom) – White Lies; Shimma Shimma; Mocha; Bada Bing; Americano; Corrupt

White Lies – matte pure white

Shimma Shimma – light pinky beige with a shimmery finish

Mocha – deep brown with a matte finish

Bada Bing – gold-flecked chocolate brown with a subtle sparkly finish

Americano – dark brown with subtle purple undertones and a matte finish

Corrupt – intense matte black with a very subtle sparkle

The swatches for these shadows really don’t do them justice. The pigmentation is amazing and they blend so beautifully on the eyes. I love that Makeup Geek has such a wide shade range so you really can find the right colours for you to make your own ‘holy grail’ customized palette!

Have you tired any Makeup Geek Eyeshadows? What are some of your favourite Makeup Geek products? Leave me a comment and let me know! 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

Colourpop Cosmetics | Super Shock Collection

Hi Beauties!

ColourPop Cosmetics has definitely stepped up their game! With the constant influx of new products and collaborations, it is easy to see why this brand has become such a staple within the beauty community. And the best part? The majority of their single products within the price range of $5 – $8 USD ($6 – $11 AUD), so you can see why their products are a major hit.

I am a huge fan of their super shock shadows/cheek collections, so that is what today’s blog post is going to be all about. Let’s get into it!

(Note: it was VERY cold when I took the swatch photos, therefore I have goosebumps so the swatches don’t look as smooth as they usually would)

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Colourpop Cosmetics Super Shock Highlighter Shades (top to bottom) – Flexitarian; Lunch Money; Over the Moon; Perilune; Honeymoon

Super Shock Highlighters

Flexitarian – intense white champagne; hands down my favourite highlighter shade from Colourpop Cosmetics! I love using this not only on my cheeks but as an inner corner highlight as well as it really intensifies any eye look and takes it to another level.

Lunch Money – soft light gold; perfect for that ‘ glow from within’ look!

Over the Moon – sheer opalescent pearl with hot pink and violet glitters; I know this looks a little scary, but it really adds such a beautiful shimmer to the skin which changes colour when the light hits your face in just the right spot.

Perilune – sheer opalescent pearl with green and gold glitter (discontinued)

Honeymoon – sheer opalescent pearl with blue and violet glitter; I know this one looks a little scary also, but I think it would be great to wear to a festival or if you are just going for a super bold highlighted look.

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Colourpop Cosmetics Super Shock Cheek Shades (top to bottom) – Birthday Suit; Cruel Intentions; Between the Sheets

Super Shock Blush

Birthday Suit – neutral pink; I love using a small duo fibre blush to layer this shade up on the skin. I will say that these blushes aren’t my favourite and they definitely aren’t SUPER pigmented, but I think for someone who can go overboard very easily (heavy hand syndrome anyone?) that really helps me out as I HAVE to build it up to get the colour payoff I want.

Cruel Intentions – warm rose; this shade seems scarier to me than the others, I think because it is noticeably darker. However, like I said, these blushes aren’t SUPER pigmented and therefore you do need to build it up to get a good colour payoff. That works great for this darker shade as I could easily end up with ‘clown cheeks’.

Between the Sheets – beige-pink; definitely my favourite shade of blush! Again I usually use a duo fibre brush to apply to the skin and gradually build up until I get the desired colour I am after.

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Colourpop Cosmetics Super Shock Bronzer Shades (top to bottom) – Skinny Dip; Wisp

Super Shock Bronzers

Skinny Dip – matte warm brown (not on the website, possibly discontinued); love using this as a bronzer all over my cheeks and along the top of my forehead.

Wisp – golden champagne with gold pearls; technically Wisp is a highlight shade, however, due to my very light skin tone, I definitely wouldn’t be able to pull it off as a highlight unless I was SUPER fake tanned. I think it is an absolutely stunning bronze topper and would be great if you were going for a super glowy/bronzey makeup look.

Have you tried any Colourpop Cosmetics Super Shock Cheek products? What are some of your favourite Colourpop products? Leave me a comment and let me know! 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!

X

My False Lash Collection | March 2018

Hi Beauties,

If eyes are the windows to the soul, then lashes are the perfect pair of curtains!

When I first started out doing makeup the thought of putting on false eyelashes would literally give me nightmares. I was never very good at it and would always end up getting super frustrated trying to apply them. But then I realised that I was just using the wrong types of lashes for my eyes. After a lot of trial and error in trying to find the right lashes for me, my lash collection is finally one that I am in love with. I only ever use brands and styles that are easy to apply and aren’t too crazy dramatic. So know that the brands I am sharing today have been tried and tested for a long time, and I love and recommend all of them.

Let’s get into my lash collection!

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Ardell Lashes – Demi Wispies; Individual Lashes

Ardell Lashes – this was one of the very first lash brands that I ever tired when I first got into makeup, and for a good reason. They are definitely ‘first timer’ friendly as they are super easy to apply and also have invisible lash bands. In addition to this, they come in so many different styles which come under the ‘natural’, ‘glamour’ and ‘accent’ categories. My all-time favourite style would have to be the wispies. They are so fluttery and flirty and yet natural enough to wear on an everyday basis if that’s what you are into. I also really recommend the individual lashes to add that extra something to any makeup look. They are also handy when you want to add a little extra something to strip lashes.

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Lashed Co. – Miss Tokyo; Miss Budapest; Catherine; Amber; Rebecca

Lashed Co. – this brand has quickly become a new favourite over the last year, I have yet to try a style that I don’t like. They sell a whole heap of amazing styles which come under the ‘3D Faux Mink’ and ‘3D Silk’ lash categories, some of which are more natural than others and therefore a lot easier to apply. My favourite styles are definitely Miss Tokyo and Miss Budapest because they are simply stunning. They really compliment any type of eye look whether it be soft and natural or more on the dramatic side. I can’t wait to try out even more styles from this brand.

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xoBeauty – The Chic; The Gold Digger; The Primadonna; The Glamourista; The Heiress; The Brave; The Rebel; Fantasy Faux Mink

xoBeauty – if I had to wear only one lash brand for the rest of my life it would be this one. They have a style for literally everyone, are super easy to apply, have invisible or thin lash bands and can be reused so many times if looked after properly. I love that you can get natural flirty lashes, but also big fluffy dramatic lashes all from the one place. My favourite more natural everyday styles would definitely be The PrimadonnaThe Heiress and The Gold Digger lash styles. They are the perfect addition to any makeup look. My all-time favourite dramatic style would have to be The Brave lash as it really helps to complete a dark dramatic makeup look. Although the dramatic lashes are a little harder to apply due to their thicker lash band, it is still not impossible for those who may not be so used to wearing bigger lashes.

What are your favourite eyelash brands? Have you tried any of my favourites? Do you have any lash recommendations for me? Leave me a comment below and let me know! 🙂

That’s all for now beauties!

X