Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadows: Review & Swatches!

Today I have a review on some Colourpop Super Shock eyeshadows! I first heard about these from CoffeeBreakwithDani on YouTube. After I watched her video, I was instantly intrigued by these super glittery shadows! I'm a glittery, shimmery, colorful eyeshadow fan, so these are right up my alley!

I contacted the company and they were gracious enough to send me 6 shadows, and I purchased 4 more myself. It was just too hard to choose! 

The price on these shadows is an amazing $5 each! That's less than drugstore prices! They come in standard pot type of packaging with cute, colorful outside boxes. I love the branding with this company. Everything is cute, colorful, and fun! 

From left to right: Girly, I <3 This, Amaze, Eye Candy, Animal

From left to right: Meow, Sugar, Pop Rocks, Dare, Envy

On to swatches! 
From left to right: Girly, I <3 This, Amaze, Eye Candy, Animal

From left to right: Meow, Sugar, Pop Rocks, Dare, Envy

As far as the formula of these shadows and how they perform - I love them! They are an interesting, moussey type formula. You'll want to be sure and close the containers all the way so you don't dry these babies out! The pigmentation is downright amazing. They are full of glittery goodness, but the glitter doesn't seem to travel down my face as I wear them. They stay in place nicely!

Something I did notice about application with this particular type of formula - they apply best with your fingers or a dense, synthetic brush. These didn't perform as well for me when I tried to blend them. I found that I prefer to use them in much the same way as I do my MAC Pressed Pigments (which I also love) - dabbed on my lid with my fingers or a dense brush! These are just beautiful when used with other shadows. Just add in some blending shades in your crease and use these on your lid and outer corner. Then they're incredible!

I am a huge fan of these shadows, and I will definitely be picking more up! 

Have you tried the Colourpop Super Shock eyeshadows? What do you think about them?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks: Review & Swatches!

So I started playing around with the new Kat Von D Studded lipsticks recently when I was at work at Sephora....and it was love at first swatch! These are a newly formulated lipstick line from Kat Von D. I have been a fan of her makeup line for a while now. She just has such a unique, funky edge to her line that I just love! 

There are 30 shades in the line, and I believe 12 of them are brand new shades! 

Here is how these lipsticks are described on Sephora's website: 
"What it is: An innovative lipstick that coats lips with bold color,10-hour wear, and luxe comfort."
"What it does: Drench your lips with bold color and unstoppable femininity. Designed to look as rock ‘n roll as its wearer, this revolutionary, hybrid lipstick is formulated with Color Cushion Technology that combines 10-hour wear, one-swipe payoff, and velvet touch comfort. This color-true lipstick leaves lips supple, and its wide color spectrum offers stunning shades, including red for every skintone, statement-making colors, and classic, everyday neutrals."

All of that is absolutely true!  These are long wearing, comfortable, and there is a color for just about everyone - from wearable, everyday shades to dark, vampy shades to even lavenders and a blue!  I love how funky and fun this line is! 

The packaging, first off, is awesome. It's studded, matching the name perfectly. The casing does feel a bit like cheap plastic, but it doesn't bother me because the shape is amazing and the product inside is awesome! 

I (badly) picked up 6 shades....and there are already more that I'm eyeing! 

Left to right: Lovecraft, Thin Lizzy, Archangel, Lullabye, Bauhau5, Wolvesmouth

Now for swatches! 
Left to right: Wolvesmouth, Bauhau5, Lullabye, Archangel, Thin Lizzy, Lovecraft.
I apologize that these are backwards from above. I tried to flip the picture around, but it just looked strange! Haha!  

Of the shades I grabbed, Wolvesmouth, Lullabye, and Archangel are all new shades. The rest are old shades that have been re-released in the new formula. 

Here are descriptions of the shades from Sephora's website:
Wolvesmouth - metallic berry
Bauhau5 - matte deep raspberry 
Lullabye - sparkling iridescent magenta violet
Archangel - matte burnt red
Thin Lizzy - sparkling brick copper
Lovecraft - matte mauve pink nude

And for comparison, here is MAC's Rebel vs. Bauhau5 and Wolvesmouth:
Left to right: Kat Von D Bauhau5, MAC Rebel, Kat Von D Wolvesmouth

I thought Bauhau5 would be an almost exact dupe for Rebel,  but it's definitely not. Bauhau5 is lighter and more raspberry, while Rebel has more purple tones to it. Wolvesmouth is a darker, more metallic version of Rebel...definitely a shade I've been on the hunt for! I love it!! 

As you can tell, I absolutely love these lipsticks! They wear well (and for a long time!) on the lips, they're comfortable, and I can't get over the fun, funky color selection! And they have that same, yummy vanilla scent that MAC lipsticks have! I'm a huge fan!! 

These retail for $21 and are a Sephora exclusive. Will you be picking up any of Kat Von D's new Studded Kiss lipsticks?  I already have a running list of more shades I want...like Sexer and Ecole Des Femmes. This could get dangerous for my wallet!! ;)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Loreal Paris Color Riche Glossy Balm Crayons: Review & Swatches!

Today I have a quick review on the new Loreal Paris Glossy Balm crayons! I picked up two shades, Innocent Coral and Ginger Candy, at Walgreens for $7.99 each. 

The packaging is pretty standard for a crayon type lip product. The only difference on these are the shiny silver lids. I personally prefer when the color is over the entire pencil, but these aren't bad either necessarily.


Now here are the swatches! Innocent Coral is a beautiful, very red-toned coral. Ginger Candy is a neutral, peachy nude shade.
Left to right: Innocent Coral, Ginger Candy 


Now as far as the formula - These are definitely not a stain. Glossy balms is a perfect name for these. They have a very shiny look to them, and they feel very soft and comfortable on the lips. The only downside, really, is that they don't hang around on the lips long at all. On me, they only stayed put for about an hour. 

I am a huge fan of crayon lip products, but these are just not my favorites. I much prefer the ones from Revlon over these because they are just more opaque and they stick around for a good amount of time. But if you are looking for a non-staining, glossier formula of the lip crayon trend, these are definitely for you!

What do you think of these?  Will you be grabbing any the next time you're at the drugstore?

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Friday Favorites & Fooeys 7-4-14 NYX, BH Cosmetics, Too Faced, Benefit, Maybelline, Etc


Hey guys!  I hope you enjoy this week's Friday Favorites & Fooeys! :) 




IMPORTANT INFO:
Products Mentioned:
Too Faced Country Nashville Nudes Eye Shadow Collection
NYX Love in Paris Palette in Parisian Chic
Benefit Bella Bamba Blush
BH Cosmetics Blush Duo in Daisy
Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Rose Hip
Maybelline Vivid Lipstick in Pink Pop
BH Cosmetics Lipliner in Raspberry
Sonia Kashuk Sheer Luxe Sheer Lip Color in Sheer Pink Lust

MY INFO:
What I'm Wearing:
Dress: H&M
Cardigan: NY & Company
Ring: Jewelmint
Earrings: NY & Company

My Makeup:
Eyes: NYX Love in Paris Parisian Chic Palette, Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Playa Del Pink, Ulta Color Pure Pigment in Henna
Cheeks: Perricone MD No Blush Blush & Benefit Bella Bomba Blush
Lips: Milani Rose Hip

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Instagram & Twitter Name: LipglossLeslie
Blog: http://lipglossleslie.blogspot.com

RECENT VIDEOS:
Too Faced Rock N Roll Rock Candy Palette Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/clp0rbq987g
Too Faced Country Nashville Nudes Palette Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/H7bmYKGXd00
Anniversary Trip Haul! - http://youtu.be/hbCXs6aDiuQ
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 6-27-14 Urban Decay, Milani, Marc Jacobs, Essence, Etc - http://youtu.be/QTzmpjh_ad8
Sultry Blue & Purple Chrysalis Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/mJGSdsDuwTs
Recent Empties! Mini Reviews! - http://youtu.be/kBxJ_5YlWro
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 6-18--14 Maybelline, Palladio, Coastal Scents, NYX, Etc - http://youtu.be/MLr1uCxAO50
June Ipsy Bag! Reviews! - http://youtu.be/zEPYkzO3x3g
Lip Product Addict Tag! - http://youtu.be/ZPnZUdE9HXg
Friday Favorites & Fooeys! - http://youtu.be/WQ6aVc4MBm8
Girly Osbourne Collection Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/qeMPrbDD4E0
Sephora Haul!! - http://youtu.be/MS885-Lpgec
My Current Skincare Routine! - http://youtu.be/Fx6BJpjjTck
Taupe & Pewter Lorac Pocket Pro Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/pujvwP3IdtQ

SOME OF MY MOST POPULAR VIDEOS:
Chocolate Bar Palette Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/jnPzfsMEaz0
MAC Eyeshadow DUPES!! http://youtu.be/Bd0uNEnb7a4
MAC Lipstick DUPES!! http://youtu.be/lZPeTY6xVyA
Top 10 Beauty Products Under $3!!: http://youtu.be/qaBvZsCmVbI
Products Worth the Splurge: http://youtu.be/yylNUFbEPzw
Jordana Haul: Inexpensive Blushes & Lipsticks: http://youtu.be/uXxYFgJRpVY
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hr Blush Collection & Swatches - http://youtu.be/hiyr50P_AEw

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Reformulated Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks: Review & Swatches!

Today I have a quick review on the four shades I picked up from the newly-reformulated Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick line. There appear to be 24 shades in the new line. I picked mine up from Walgreens for $6.99, and they were buy one, get one half off at the time.

I love the new packaging on these! They aren't super different from the old ones, but these are just a bit more sleek and almost futuristic looking to me? They have a slanted top with the signature Rimmel crown imprinted on them.



The four shades I grabbed are: Saved by the Bell, Coral Britannia, Ringa Ringa Roses, and Oxford Street Fuchsia. 

Swatches left to right: Saved by the Bell, Coral Britannia, Ringa Ringa Roses, and Oxford Street Fuchsia

Coral Britannia is a beautiful peachy coral shade. It also has a slight metallic sheen to it, but it's not as obvious as in Saved by the Bell. Coral Britannia is a bit unforgiving on chapped lips, so you'll want to make sure your lips are in good shape before wearing this one. Saved by the Bell is a slightly metallic looking brown-based coral. I would've enjoyed this one more if it didn't have that slight metallic sheen to it. Ringa Ringa Roses was by far the most disappointing of all of them. While it swatches like a very cute, baby pink, it's also very unforgiving on the lips. It just clings to every dry area on your lips and looks very patchy. So sad! Oxford Street Fuchsia is probably my favorite. It's a beautiful mid-toned pink that would be perfect for almost any occasion! 

All in all, I enjoy the new Rimmel Moisture Renew lipsticks. I'd say the main difference I notice is the level of moisture. These feel extremely creamy on the lips, more so than the old formula. Because of that, they don't stick around on your lips for very long...only a couple of hours. These have the same, traditional Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick scent - super perfumey! Yuck!!  But it goes away after a while of wearing them! 

What are your thoughts on the new Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick line?  Are you going to be trying any?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rock N Roll Rock Candy Palette Review & Swatches!


Hey guys!  I hope you enjoy my review on the new Too Faced Rock N Roll Rock Candy palette!! :)



IMPORTANT INFO:
Products Mentioned:
Too Faced Rock N Roll Rock Candy Palette

Specific blog post: http://lipglossleslie.blogspot.com/2014/06/too-faced-rock-n-roll-rock-candy-eye.html
Main blog link: http://lipglossleslie.blogspot.com

Country Nashville Nudes Palette:
Blog Post: http://lipglossleslie.blogspot.com/2014/06/too-faced-country-nashville-nudes-eye.html
Review Video: http://youtu.be/H7bmYKGXd00

MY INFO:
What I'm Wearing:
Top: Forever 21
Watch: Fossil
Cuff: Nordstrom
Bow Ring: Payless Shoe Source

My Makeup:
Eyes: Rock N Roll Rock Candy Palette
Cheeks: BH Cosmetics Daisy Blush Duo
Lips: Rimmel Lipsticks in Coral Britannia & Saved By the Bell

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Instagram & Twitter Name: LipglossLeslie
Blog: http://lipglossleslie.blogspot.com

RECENT VIDEOS:
Too Faced Country Nashville Nudes Palette Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/H7bmYKGXd00
Anniversary Trip Haul! - http://youtu.be/hbCXs6aDiuQ
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 6-27-14 Urban Decay, Milani, Marc Jacobs, Essence, Etc - http://youtu.be/QTzmpjh_ad8
Sultry Blue & Purple Chrysalis Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/mJGSdsDuwTs
Recent Empties! Mini Reviews! - http://youtu.be/kBxJ_5YlWro
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 6-18--14 Maybelline, Palladio, Coastal Scents, NYX, Etc - http://youtu.be/MLr1uCxAO50
June Ipsy Bag! Reviews! - http://youtu.be/zEPYkzO3x3g
Lip Product Addict Tag! - http://youtu.be/ZPnZUdE9HXg
Friday Favorites & Fooeys! - http://youtu.be/WQ6aVc4MBm8
Girly Osbourne Collection Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/qeMPrbDD4E0
Sephora Haul!! - http://youtu.be/MS885-Lpgec
My Current Skincare Routine! - http://youtu.be/Fx6BJpjjTck
Taupe & Pewter Lorac Pocket Pro Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/pujvwP3IdtQ
Friday Favorites & Fooeys! - http://youtu.be/N_H45mr6_1I
MAC Kelly & Sharon Osbourne Collection Haul & 1st Impressions! - http://youtu.be/Bg-17ivX0oM

SOME OF MY MOST POPULAR VIDEOS:
Chocolate Bar Palette Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/jnPzfsMEaz0
MAC Eyeshadow DUPES!! http://youtu.be/Bd0uNEnb7a4
MAC Lipstick DUPES!! http://youtu.be/lZPeTY6xVyA
Top 10 Beauty Products Under $3!!: http://youtu.be/qaBvZsCmVbI
Products Worth the Splurge: http://youtu.be/yylNUFbEPzw
Jordana Haul: Inexpensive Blushes & Lipsticks: http://youtu.be/uXxYFgJRpVY
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hr Blush Collection & Swatches - http://youtu.be/hiyr50P_AEw

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Too Faced Country Nashville Nudes Palette Review & Swatches!


Hey guys!  I hope you enjoy my review on the new Too Faced Country Nashville Nudes palette!! :)




IMPORTANT INFO:
Products Mentioned:
Too Faced Country Nashville Nudes Palette

Specific blog post: http://lipglossleslie.blogspot.com/2014/06/too-faced-country-nashville-nudes-eye.html
Main blog link: http://lipglossleslie.blogspot.com

MY INFO:
What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Forever 21
Vest: Rue 21 (I think?)

My Makeup:
Eyes: Country Nashville Nudes Palette
Cheeks: Milani Delizioso Pink
Lips: Milani Rose Hip & Maybelline Pink Pop

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Instagram & Twitter Name: LipglossLeslie
Blog: http://lipglossleslie.blogspot.com

RECENT VIDEOS:
Anniversary Trip Haul! - http://youtu.be/hbCXs6aDiuQ
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 6-27-14 Urban Decay, Milani, Marc Jacobs, Essence, Etc - http://youtu.be/QTzmpjh_ad8
Sultry Blue & Purple Chrysalis Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/mJGSdsDuwTs
Recent Empties! Mini Reviews! - http://youtu.be/kBxJ_5YlWro
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 6-18--14 Maybelline, Palladio, Coastal Scents, NYX, Etc - http://youtu.be/MLr1uCxAO50
June Ipsy Bag! Reviews! - http://youtu.be/zEPYkzO3x3g
Lip Product Addict Tag! - http://youtu.be/ZPnZUdE9HXg
Friday Favorites & Fooeys! - http://youtu.be/WQ6aVc4MBm8
Girly Osbourne Collection Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/qeMPrbDD4E0
Sephora Haul!! - http://youtu.be/MS885-Lpgec
My Current Skincare Routine! - http://youtu.be/Fx6BJpjjTck
Taupe & Pewter Lorac Pocket Pro Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/pujvwP3IdtQ
Friday Favorites & Fooeys! - http://youtu.be/N_H45mr6_1I
MAC Kelly & Sharon Osbourne Collection Haul & 1st Impressions! - http://youtu.be/Bg-17ivX0oM
May Favorites! Beauty, Skincare, Bodycare, Haircare, Etc. - http://youtu.be/b5dbdIYK7mA

SOME OF MY MOST POPULAR VIDEOS:
Chocolate Bar Palette Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/jnPzfsMEaz0
MAC Eyeshadow DUPES!! http://youtu.be/Bd0uNEnb7a4
MAC Lipstick DUPES!! http://youtu.be/lZPeTY6xVyA
Top 10 Beauty Products Under $3!!: http://youtu.be/qaBvZsCmVbI
Products Worth the Splurge: http://youtu.be/yylNUFbEPzw
Jordana Haul: Inexpensive Blushes & Lipsticks: http://youtu.be/uXxYFgJRpVY
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hr Blush Collection & Swatches - http://youtu.be/hiyr50P_AEw