Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ColourPop Sundays In Silverlake Lippie Stix Set Review

For summer 2015, ColourPop came out with a few limited edition Super Shock eyeshadows and Lippie Stix, along with some sets.

There was an issue with the post office and I ended up getting my order later than expected. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to review it in time, but I can see this set is still available online.

The ColourPop Sundays In Silverlake is a collection of six, new, limited edition Lippie Stix shades (all shades exclusive to this set). It features a variety of shades and finishes.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Looks - featuring Lorac Glogetter palette

A couple of days ago I stumbled onto a Reddit thread where everyone was talking about their favorite color combinations for summer. It was really interesting to read through everyone's comments, but they seemed to have quite a repetitive trend - focusing on colors such as golds, oranges, teals, hot pinks, corals - all the bright shades.

This got me interested in trying out some of these "typical" summer looks. I've been on a quest to rotate all my eyeshadow palettes, so I pulled out my (sadly limited edition) Lorac Glogetter palette. I supplemented these with other shadows where necessary.

I came up with four looks before I got tired - taking off and re-doing all my makeup took a toll! I like these four "main" looks and feel like I can mix and match them as needed.

I've labelled each of the shades with numbers and I'll note down which shade I used for each look.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Vicco Turmeric Cream Review

I have a confession to make. It's a rather embarrassing one, so I hope you won't judge me too harshly.

I'm guilty of looking outside, never inside.

This applies to a lot of areas of my life. I compare myself to others. I an guilty of (sometimes) being envious of other people's good luck. And, as it pertains to beauty and makeup, I'm guilty of looking at the "Western" brands instead of investigating products that come from my homeland of India.

What a big, big mistake. Big. Huge!

I've been testing out a product I bought during my trip to India last year. Actually, "test" isn't the right word. It's become a daily staple, something I never not use.

What am I talking about? It's this product, right here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Physician's Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Airbrushing Bronzing Veil Deluxe Edition Review

Okay, first off, before we get into anything else, can I just talk about how this is the longest product I've ever come across? It's definitely a mouthful (or should that be eyeful?). I had to cross check the name several times to make sure I was getting it right.

Now then.

I'm not regularly a bronzer girl (although you might have seen my reviews on Nars Casino and Bare Minerals The Deep End bronzers). I usually use matte bronzers to add a bit of a contour, but I never really wrapped my head around the concept of a bronzer being used to add warmth all over the face. I mean, as a brown girl, adding more brown to my face kinda seemed... counterproductive.

I've had this bronzer in my sights in a very in-and-out fashion. I mean, I was intrigued by the design, and I was intrigued by the packaging, but what made me hesitate was the price. I mean sure, Physician's Formula is a drugstore brand but it tends to be on the pricier side of drugstore. So when Ulta had their 40% sale on Physician's Formula products, I decided to bite the bullet.

Monday, June 8, 2015

ELF High Definition Undereye Setting Powder Review

I never thought that the under eye area needed its own kind of setting powder, but then again I didn't really think I needed concealer for a long time, so clearly I'm no expert.

Now that I'm wiser (and older, but let's not talk about that, okay?) I know that using different setting powders can be advantageous. Some setting powders are designed for oil control. Others have some amount of color correction, and others are designed to minimized flashback.

So, really, lots to choose from.

 In my case, my under eye area is drier than the rest of my face, which, if you've been following my blog for any amount of time, you know is very oily. So I like using a powder more suited for oil control on my face, and a more.. "gentle" one under my eyes.

I first heard about the ELF High Definition Undereye Setting Powder because I'd read about it being a possible dupe for the MUFE HD Microfinish powder. The MUFE powder is a silica powder that's designed to set foundation in such a way that it blurs imperfections, softens fine lines and pores, and generally evens out the appearance.

Given the huge price difference between the two, I figured this was worth a shot. Why not, right?

Friday, June 5, 2015

ColourPop In Bloom Set - Lip Product Review

On Wednesday, I reviewed the Super Shock Cheek blushes (and highlighter, if we're nitpicky) from the In Bloom set and I had nothing but good things to say about them.

Today I'll be talking about the Lippie Stix that come with the set.

Just to recap, the In Bloom set was designed in collaboration with Jamie Greenburg, a makeup artist. The set features three cheek products (Super Shock Cheek) and three lip products (Lippie Stix).

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

ColourPop In Bloom Set - Cheek Product Review

The ColourPop In Bloom set is a collaboration between ColourPop and makeup artist Jaime Greenburg. It features three cheek products (two blushes and a highlighter) and three lipsticks ("lippie stix").

I wanted to review this set as soon as I could, while it was still available, so you can decide whether or not you want it! (Spoiler alert - you do).

In this post I'm talking about the cheek products, and I'll be reviewing the lipsticks on Friday's post.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Coastal Scents Hot Pots Palette Swatches + Mini Review

When I first got into makeup, it took a while to figure out what shades work for me and what don't. I wanted to try out a bunch of shades, but I also didn't want to dry out my bank balance... enter Coastal Scents Hot Pots. Coastal Scents is sort-of famous for their huge palettes (the ones with 88 or 120 shadows) and while I'm not a huge fan of the pre-made palettes, I am quite a fan of their Hot Pots (single shadows).

I got all my Hot Pots during one of their sales where each was 99 cents. Since Coastal Scents is having one of their Hot Pot sales at the moment (running till 5th June 2015) I thought it would be a good time to swatch and talk about the ones I do have!

Keep in mind I've had mine for quite some time now, and my palette looks quite beat up from repeated use :)