Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Video: Smashbox Double Exposure Palette Review & Swatches!


Hey guys! I hope you enjoy my review and swatches video on the new Smashbox Double Exposure palette!


IMPORTANT INFO:
Products Mentioned:
- Smashbox Double Exposure Palette http://goo.gl/39F790

Blog Post - http://lipglossleslie.blogspot.com/2014/11/new-smashbox-double-exposure-palette.html

MY INFO:
What I'm Wearing:
Top: Kohl's
Necklace: Twisted Silver (Use code Lipgloss for 15% off)
Ring: James Avery Craftsmen
Earrings: Artist in Santa Fe

Makeup:
Tutorial coming soon! :)

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

RECENT VIDEOS:
Random, Collective Beauty Haul! Colourpop, Ulta, ELF, BH Cosmetics - http://youtu.be/VBsIXChEKO8
Warm Blue Brown Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/aq9VYN8hZrA
Sleek Makeup Haul! - http://youtu.be/mHE5MyhIumk
Favorite Fall Things Tag! - http://youtu.be/2dTzjaL4_68
October Favorites! Beauty, Skincare, Bodycare, Haircare, Randoms! - http://youtu.be/TXo8M9W01Nc

SOME OF MY MOST POPULAR VIDEOS:
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

Video: Warm Blue Brown Tutorial!


Hey guys!  I hope you enjoy this tutorial using Mac's Blue Brown pigment, one of my favorites!!


IMPORTANT INFO:
Products Used:
- Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation in 110 http://goo.gl/eEFSII 
- Wet N Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Primer http://goo.gl/vmvOdG
- Mac Painterly Paint Pot http://goo.gl/j0awzA
- Bare Minerals Cream Eyeshadow in Skinny Jeans
- Wet N Wild Quint in Desert Festival http://goo.gl/VvJdo2 
- Loreal Eyeshadow in Seashell http://goo.gl/24xBcj
- Mac Blue Brown Pigment http://goo.gl/fViF4Q
- Mac Smolder Eye Kohl http://goo.gl/JPuDJE
- Rimmel Scandeleyes Pencil in Brown http://goo.gl/SxPMq1
- Clinique High Impact Mascara http://goo.gl/Oym6K5
- Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer in Ivory http://goo.gl/nWrZi7
- Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Fair http://goo.gl/A6NHnQ
- Mac Prolongwear Concealer in NW 20 http://goo.gl/5rwpvr
- Sephora Microsmooth Baked Compact in Light 15 http://goo.gl/4qyEVN
- Makeup Forever Bronzer in 20 http://goo.gl/2j7bzw
- Kardashian Beauty Radiant Ombre Blush in Torch http://goo.gl/3nZr7Q
- NYX Illuminator in Ritualistic http://goo.gl/2NCecy
- Hourglass Panoramic Longwear Lip Liner in Eden http://goo.gl/UTRFRK
- Mac Creamcup Lipstick http://goo.gl/ug53i4
- Buxom Lipgloss in White Russian http://goo.gl/N0gq3j

MY INFO:
What I'm Wearing:
Vest: BCBG Maxazria 
Necklace & Ring: Twisted Silver (Use code Lipgloss for 15% off!)
Cuff: Nordstrom

Makeup:
Told ya! :)

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

RECENT VIDEOS:
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 11-14-14 - 
Sleek Makeup Haul! - http://youtu.be/mHE5MyhIumk
Favorite Fall Things Tag! - http://youtu.be/2dTzjaL4_68
October Favorites! Beauty, Skincare, Bodycare, Haircare, Randoms! - http://youtu.be/TXo8M9W01Nc
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 11-7-14 Maybelline, Too Faced, Jordana, NYX, Etc - http://youtu.be/-JINVvRvI04
Sephora Favorites! VIB Recommendations! - http://youtu.be/4Zv0uU84cfw
The Balm Nude Dude Palette Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/zI0Ldqbfaxc
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o' Blushes Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/rllzZvRzTF0

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows' Collection Swatches

I am a big fan of the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder eyeshadows. I did a review on my YouTube channel when these first came out. So check out that video if you want to know my overall review on these. (But in a nutshell, I think they're great!) 

Since that review, I've added a few more to my collection. Then, Milani was kind enough to send me their entire collection! So I thought I'd swatch all of the shades in one blog post for easy reference for you guys! 

Enjoy! :)

Left to right: Bella White, Bella Diamond, Bella Chiffon, Bella Ivory

Left to right: Bella Champagne, Bella Sand, Bella Mandarin, Bella Gold, Bella Copper, Bella Bronze

Left to right: Bella Silver, Bella Gray, Bella Charcoal, Bella Black

Left to right: Bella Cappuccino, Bella Caffe, Bella Taupe, Bella Espresso

Left to right: Bella Pink, Bella Rose, Bella Fuchsia, Bella Rouge, Bella Violet, Bella Purple

Left to right: Bella Khaki, Bella Emerald, Bella Teal, Bella Sky, Bella Cobalt, Bella Navy

Thursday, November 13, 2014

NEW Smashbox Double Exposure Palette: Review & Swatches

Since I won't be having a Friday Favorites this week, I thought I'd write a quick blog post on the new Smashbox Double Exposure palette that I just received in the mail today. At the time I bought it, it was a Sephora exclusive for VIB Rouges only, but I'm sure it'll be available to everyone soon! It was $52.

This palette is marketed as having 14 shades "that uniquely transform into 28" when applied wet with water. So you'll see in my swatches below that I show them wet and dry for you. I used water, since that's what they suggest on the packaging. Honestly, I think this is a little bit gimmicky marketing, since technically any eyeshadow can be "transformed" when you apply it with a wet brush. But maybe the shadows are formulated in such a way that they won't develop that weird hard top layer when used wet? More thoughts on this later...

The packaging is very similar to the Full Exposure palette (which I don't own, so I won't be able to compare for you here, unfortunately). The palette itself has a really cool metallic look to it and is made of a thick, high quality cardboard. I really like the packaging! 


And now for swatches. In my opinion, there isn't a huge difference between the wet and dry swatches. The lighter shades seem a bit more vibrant, but the darker shades seem to work better dry. And actually, things got pretty weird with some of the mattes when applied wet. Some of them, like Fig, got that hard film on top that I had to scratch of with a tissue. So these shadows don't seem to be formulated any differently than any other powder shadow. Boo! 
Swatches left to right: Silver, Mauve, Peony, Blanc, Quartz, Flushed, Veiled
(Top row swatched dry. Bottom row swatched wet with water)

Swatches left to right: Midnight, Temper, Haze, Noir, Copper, Fig, Espresso
(Top row swatched dry. Bottom row swatched wet with water)

Overall, I think this palette is just ok, which is so disappointing. I was so excited to get this palette! But I haven't used them on my eyes yet, so maybe they'll perform better on the eyes than they swatch. Here's hoping! Keep an eye out on my YouTube channel for a review and tutorial soon! - Edit to add -  Here's the video review!

What are your thoughts on the Smashbox Double Exposure palette?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Video: Favorite Fall Things Tag


Hey guys!  I hope you enjoy this fun tag - The Favorite Fall Things Tag!



IMPORTANT INFO:
Other Fall Favorites Videos:
Lip Products - http://youtu.be/vujdvbz3Yi8
Eye Products - http://youtu.be/YNwjKiaR1hw
Blushes - http://youtu.be/bY7O1HrvIb0

Tag Questions: 
- Fall Beauty Faves -
1. face product
2. cheek product
3. eye product
4. lip product
5. hair product 
6. fragrance / candle
7. nail polish

- Fall Fashion Faves -
1. trendy clothing item
2. comfy clothing item
3. shoes
4. accessory

- Fun Favorites -
1. Halloween or Thanksgiving
2. Favorite festive food and/or drink
3. What's the happiest part about fall for you

I tag: 
Sarah - BeautyBuzzHub - https://www.youtube.com/user/BeautyBuzzHub
Mallory - mallory1712 - https://www.youtube.com/user/mallory1712
Trisha - aglitterylife - https://www.youtube.com/user/Aglitterylife
Laurie - Laurie Jolicoeur - https://www.youtube.com/user/MusicOfmyHeart24
Krystal - Krystal Lynn - https://www.youtube.com/user/MakeupNme
Laura - MrsLolaLynn - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mrslolalynn
And some of my other friends already did it! :)

MY INFO:
Top: Old Navy
Necklaces: Twisted Silver (Use code Lipgloss for 15% off) and local boutiques
Ring: James Avery Craftsmen
Cuff: Local Boutique

Makeup:
Eyes: Lorac Pro 2 Palette - http://goo.gl/l3t2HE
Cheeks: Benefit Coralista - http://goo.gl/T6rLLR
Lips: NYX Cabernet Lip Liner http://goo.gl/gvVyQf & Mac Diva http://goo.gl/L4Li3o
Nails: Nothin'!

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

RECENT VIDEOS:
October Favorites! Beauty, Skincare, Bodycare, Haircare, Randoms! - http://youtu.be/TXo8M9W01Nc
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 11-7-14 Maybelline, Too Faced, Jordana, NYX, Etc - http://youtu.be/-JINVvRvI04
The Balm Nude Dude Palette Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/zI0Ldqbfaxc
Sephora Favorites! VIB Recommendations! - http://youtu.be/4Zv0uU84cfw
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o' Blushes Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/rllzZvRzTF0
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 10-31-14 Too Faced, Maybelline, Tarte, BH Cosmetics, Etc - http://youtu.be/22dHLUZh3g4
Dark & Smokey Vice 3 Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/YoYuYZWnayw

Video: October Favorites! Beauty, Skincare, Bodycare, Haircare, Randoms!


Hey guys!  I hope you enjoy hearing about my October Favorites! 




IMPORTANT INFO:
Channels Mentioned: Ashley - 
https://www.youtube.com/user/txmommyofboys

Products Mentioned:
- ColourPop Super Shock Eyesahdows in Mooning, Mittens, Game Face, Bandit, So Quiche http://colourpop.com
(Blog Post - http://lipglossleslie.blogspot.com/2014/10/colourpop-super-shock-eyeshadows-lippie.html)
- Nars Audacious Lipsticks - Janet & Barbara http://goo.gl/6DRgl9
- Tarte Pin-Up Girl Blush Palette 
- Sephora Microsmooth Baked Face Compact in Light 15 http://goo.gl/aZaaOO
- It Cosmetics My Sculpted Face Palette http://goo.gl/VoCjRz
- Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Protection Leave In Hair Perfecter http://goo.gl/ct7NrM
- Serious Skincare A Defiance Anti Aging for Ageless Skin A Force XR http://goo.gl/PWhzXW
Serious Skincare A Defiance Anti Aging for Ageless Skin 4 Million IU A Cream XR http://goo.gl/0G65k4
- Cuffs
- Leighelana Cuff http://shopleighelena.com/enamel-cuffs/
- Joyce Meyer New Day New You 366 Devotions for Enjoying Everyday Life http://goo.gl/jeUBVa
- Comfort Clean Floss Sticks Silky Tape Floss http://goo.gl/VUCfVf
- Noosa Yoghurt - Pumpkin & Honey Flavors http://www.noosayoghurt.com

MY INFO:
Top: Macy's
Cuff & Necklace: Local Boutique
Ring: Artist in Santa Fe

Makeup:
Eyes: Makeup Geek Shadows - Shimma Shimma, Vanilla Bean, Creme Brûlée, Frappe, Mocha, Cocoa Bear
Cheeks: Makeup Geek Romance & Honeymoon blushes
Lips: Mac Syrup
Nails: Nothin'!

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

RECENT VIDEOS:
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 11-7-14 Maybelline, Too Faced, Jordana, NYX, Etc - http://youtu.be/-JINVvRvI04
Sephora Favorites! VIB Recommendations! - http://youtu.be/4Zv0uU84cfw
The Balm Nude Dude Palette Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/zI0Ldqbfaxc
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o' Blushes Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/rllzZvRzTF0
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 10-31-14 Too Faced, Maybelline, Tarte, BH Cosmetics, Etc - http://youtu.be/22dHLUZh3g4
Dark & Smokey Vice 3 Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/YoYuYZWnayw
Favorites for Fall: Blushes! - http://youtu.be/bY7O1HrvIb0 

Video: Friday Favorites & Fooeys 11-7-14 Maybelline, Too Faced, Jordana, NYX, Etc


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



IMPORTANT INFO:
Products Mentioned:- Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette http://goo.gl/XsQbRX- Too Faced Natural at Night Palette http://goo.gl/fdXTNx- ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Get Lucky http://goo.gl/45fW8z- Jordana Blush in Cocoa http://goo.gl/fJxyRg- Maybelline Master Hi-Light Highlighting Blush in Mauve http://goo.gl/oCEk9H- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania http://goo.gl/ZPf3AN- Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Stormy Sahara http://goo.gl/lTFJPo- Milani Color Statement Lip Liner in Spice http://goo.gl/M8h9Gb

SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram, Twitter, & Pinterest Name: LipglossLeslieBlog: http:/lipglossleslie.blogspot.com

RECENT VIDEOS:Sephora Favorites! VIB Recommendations! - http://youtu.be/4Zv0uU84cfwThe Balm Nude Dude Palette Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/zI0LdqbfaxcBenefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o' Blushes Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/rllzZvRzTF0Friday Favorites & Fooeys 10-31-14 Too Faced, Maybelline, Tarte, BH Cosmetics, Etc - http://youtu.be/22dHLUZh3g4Dark & Smokey Vice 3 Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/YoYuYZWnaywFavorites for Fall: Blushes! - http://youtu.be/bY7O1HrvIb0Sigma Brilliant & Spellbinding Palette Review, Swatches, & Look! - October Ipsy Bag! Reviews! - http://youtu.be/fkFWp5OuXus

MY INFO:Tops: Wet SealCuff: Local BoutiqueRing: James Avery Craftsmen

Makeup:Eyes: Too Faced Natural at Night Palette & Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Get LuckyCheeks: Maybelline Master Hi-Light Highlighting Blush in MauveLips: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Stormy Sahara & Milani Color Statement Lip Liner in SpiceNails: Nothin'!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Video: The Balm Nude Dude Palette Review & Swatches!


Hey guys!  I hope you enjoy my review on the new The Balm Nude Dude Palette!


IMPORTANT INFO:
Products Mentioned:
The Balm Nude Dude Palette

MY INFO:
Top: The Buckle (super old!)
Ring: Twisted Silver (Use code Lipgloss for 15% off!)

Makeup:
Eyes: The Balm Nude Dude Palette
Cheeks: Tarte Mirage Blush (LE)
Lips: Jordana Tawny Lip Liner & Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Archangel
Nails: Nothin'!

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

RECENT VIDEOS:
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o' Blushes Review & Swatches! - http://youtu.be/rllzZvRzTF0
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 10-31-14 Too Faced, Maybelline, Tarte, BH Cosmetics, Etc - http://youtu.be/22dHLUZh3g4
Dark & Smokey Vice 3 Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/YoYuYZWnayw
Favorites for Fall: Blushes! - http://youtu.be/bY7O1HrvIb0
Sigma Brilliant & Spellbinding Palette Review, Swatches, & Look! - 
October Ipsy Bag! Reviews! - http://youtu.be/fkFWp5OuXus

Video: Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o' Blushes Review & Swatches!


Hey guys!  I hope you enjoy my review on the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o' Blushes palette! 


IMPORTANT INFO:
Products Mentioned:
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o' Blushes

MY INFO:
Top: Old Navy
Necklaces: Local Boutiques
Ring: James Avery Craftsmen

Makeup:
Eyes: Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette
Cheeks: Tarte Mirage
Lips: MAC Nightmoth & Jordana Plush Plum lip liners, Maybelline Divine Wine

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

RECENT VIDEOS:
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 10-31-14 Too Faced, Maybelline, Tarte, BH Cosmetics, Etc - http://youtu.be/22dHLUZh3g4
Dark & Smokey Vice 3 Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/YoYuYZWnayw
Favorites for Fall: Blushes! - http://youtu.be/bY7O1HrvIb0
Sigma Brilliant & Spellbinding Palette Review, Swatches, & Look! - 
October Ipsy Bag! Reviews! - http://youtu.be/fkFWp5OuXus
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 10-24-14 Lorac, Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, Etc - http://youtu.be/jhBboV6JCJI
Soft & Girly Too Faced Cat Eyes Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/Y9cJmn_xpH4

Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow Haul & Swatches

This is going to be a short and sweet post today! 

Recently I placed another Colourpop order. I absolutely love their shadows!!  So I thought I'd do a quick blog post to show you guys swatches of the new beauties! 

Top row, left to right: Get Lucky, Desert, Sequin, Cricket
Bottom row, left to right: Deck, Hammered, Shameless

And now for some swatches! All of the shades are beautiful! Deck seems to have a lot of the gel-like base to it, though, so it takes some building or you'll have mostly glitter. 

Left to right: Get Lucky, Desert, Sequin, Cricket

Left to right: Deck, Hammered, Shameless

I'm loving all these new shades I've added to my collection, other than Deck. I could've probably skipped that one.