Friday, January 30, 2015

New Milani Color Statement Lipstick Shades - Catwalk Pink & Power Pink: Review & Swatches

I LOVE the Milani Color Statement lipsticks! They're some of my very favorites from the drugstore. They're creamy, pigmented, and come in an array of colors and finishes. And now they have two new gorgeous shades in the line - Catwalk Pink & Power Pink!

These come in the same packaging as the rest of the Color Statement line. One difference in these and the regular line is that these have a pleasant, sweet vanilla scent. So if the watermelon scent of the others in the line bothers you, I think you'll be happy with the scent change! 

Left to right: Catwalk Pink, Power Pink

The two new shades are absolutely gorgeous! They're beautiful pigmented and glide on the lips nicely. These are both perfect pinks for the spring! I wouldn't say these shades are particularly unique; however, that doesn't change the fact that they're gorgeous and that I'm a huge fan of them! :) Power Pink is definitely calling my name! ;) 

Swatches left to right: Catwalk Pink, Power Pink

What do you think of the new shades in the line? Will you be picking either of these up?

*Product sent for review. Reviews are always 100% honest and all opinions are my own.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cozy Comfort | Cocoa & Cider Makeup Looks! Collab with Chelsea Garay!


Hey guys, I hope you enjoy my Hot Cocoa tutorial! 



IMPORTANT INFO:
Don't forget to check out Chelsea's Video! 
Chelsea's Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzzH_cjdcCo&feature=youtu.be
Chelsea's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/chelseagaray

Music by:
Landon Austin "Once in a Lifetime"
https://www.youtube.com/user/LandonAustin
*Used with artist's permission

Products Used:
- Lancome Teint Idole 24 Hour Makeup in 210 Buff 
- Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade 
- Urban Decay Primer Potion 
- Rimmel Scandeleyes Eyeshadow Stick in Bootleg Brown
- Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette 
- Rimmel Scandeleyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Brown 
- Rimmel Scandeleyes Waterproof Kohl Pencil in Black 
- Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara 
- Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer in Ivory 
- Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Fair 
- Mac Prolongwear Concealer in NW 20 
- ELF High Definition Undereye Setting Powder 
- Sephora Microsmooth Baked Faced Compact in Light 15 
- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer 
- Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop in Plum Pop 
- Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Duo 
- Mac Whirl Lip Liner http://goo.gl/nYMmz9
- Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in Buttercup (Use code lipglossleslie for 25% off site wide)
- Butter London Lippy in Tea with the Queen 

MY INFO:
What I'm Wearing:
Sweater: Target
Necklace: Twisted Silver (Use code Lipgloss for 15% off!)

Makeup:
Told you! :)

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

RECENT VIDEOS:
January Boxycharm! Reviews! - http://youtu.be/4beWeD3Zm8s
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 1-23-14 Lorac, Maybelline, Clinique, Almay, Etc - http://youtu.be/dbmpAdWG00k
Makeup Geek Haul! Foiled Shadows & More! - http://youtu.be/5rnNC21yqfw
Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks: Lip Swatches & Review! - http://youtu.be/f8Y9kXyMfBA
Lorac Unzipped Gold Palette! Swatches, Review, & Comparisons! - http://youtu.be/X7E4uGCXeKA
Jordana Modern Mattes! Lip Swatches & Review! + Cat Eyes Liners! - http://youtu.be/6W8rLUPovBg
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 1-16-15 BH Cosmetics, Jordana, Milani, Etc - http://youtu.be/iho5w4n90aE


Peanut Butter Caramel Tutorial with Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette!


Hey guys, I hope you enjoy this fun tutorial using the new Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette!!



IMPORTANT INFO:
Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette:
Review Video: http://youtu.be/RfkQVaTENDQ
Blog Post: http://lipglossleslie.blogspot.com/2014/12/new-too-faced-semi-sweet-chocolate-bar.html

Products Used: 
- Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 
- Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade http://goo.gl/csk9Ox
- Urban Decay Primer Potion http://goo.gl/KmXkpo
- Mac Painterly Paint Pot http://goo.gl/IELTeB
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Caramel Cool (LE)
- Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette http://goo.gl/qgFnfu
- Rimmel Scandeleyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Brown http://goo.gl/fhrFMH
- Physician's Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting & Eye Liner Serum http://goo.gl/ODCsRg
- Tarina Tarantino Fleur de Lash Mascara - http://goo.gl/MQS1NE
- 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
- ELF High Definition Undereye Setting Powder http://goo.gl/dA94B2
- Sephora Microsmooth Baked Faced Compact in Light 15 http://goo.gl/nBkKXa
- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer http://goo.gl/aaDCep
- Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Peach Beach http://goo.gl/MvloyA
- Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Duo http://goo.gl/IYsKVX
- Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs Lipstick in Blushing Beige http://goo.gl/F7SwDb
- NYX Ever http://goo.gl/zgAVp5

MY INFO:
What I'm Wearing:
Top: Rue 21
Earrings: Charming Charlie
Ring: James Avery Craftsmen

Makeup:
Told ya! :)
Nails: China Glaze Ruby Red Pumps http://goo.gl/6v8BWf

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

RECENT VIDEOS:
Rimmel Provocalips Review! - http://youtu.be/I4tIBYAGCH4
Best in Beauty 2014 Eyes & Lips! - http://youtu.be/7tI4h5jxWHg
Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Collection Swatches & Review! - http://youtu.be/89mDw9He6rA
Friday Favorites & Fooeys 1-9-14 Milani, Covergirl, Sephora, Merle Norman, Etc - http://youtu.be/Fz8tGcp-8J0
Milani Moisture Matte Lipsticks! Swatches & Review! - http://youtu.be/_OmzJafG90k
Best in Beauty 2014 Face, Cheeks, & Randoms! - http://youtu.be/3YLlpXHCdb4
BH Cosmetics Wild Palettes Review & Mini Tutorial! - http://youtu.be/JK3OmD_A8Fw


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Milani Supreme Kohl Kajal Eyeliner: Review & Swatches

And another new goody from Milani! This review is on their new Supreme Kohl Kajal Eyeliner. It retails for $5.99.

The packaging on this eyeliner is really nice and simple but also sleek. The claims on this product are that it's waterproof but also packed with hydrating and nourishing ingredients. It's a kohl liner, making it very versatile, and it's also self sharpening for ease of use! 


The formula on this liner is really creamy and comfortable to apply. And it's super pigmented and a rich black color! I wore this liner for several days to test the wear and I've found that it's extremely long-wearing, even in the waterline! I'm very impressed with the comfort and longevity of this liner!

What are your thoughts on the new Supreme Kohl Kajal Eyeliner from Milani? 

*Product sent for review. All reviews are 100% honest and all opinions are my own.

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliners: Review & Swatches

One of Milani's new products are their Fierce Foil Eyeliners. I have four of the shades to share with you today! These retail for $6.99 each. 

The packaging on these is nice and come in a gold pot with a screw top. 

Left to right: Black Gold Foil, Purple Foil, Brown Foil, Navy Foil

Each of the shades contains glitter particles, and I really love all of the shades. Navy Foil is probably my favorite, but Brown Foil would make a beautiful smoky eye! 

Swatches left to right: Black Gold Foil, Purple Foil, Brown Foil, Navy Foil

I wore these on my eyes for several days to test them out. They take a bit of building to be very pigmented, but once built up, they're really beautiful and long wearing! 

I've heard mixed reviews on these, but I'm actually really pleased with them! I can't wait to try these smudged along the lashline and up onto the lid for an easy, effortless smoky look!  Will you be picking up any of the Fierce Foil Eyeliners from Milani?

*Product sent for review. All reviews are 100% honest and all opinions are my own.

Jordana FabuBrow - New Shades! Review & Swatches!

Brows can definitely be a challenge to match! And brow product options in the drugstore are kind of lacking. So I was excited when Jordana came out with more shades in their FabuBrow line. The new shades are Light Taupe, Soft Brown, and Midnight Brown. These retail for $2.99.

Top to bottom: 04 Light Taupe, 05 Soft Brown, 06 Midnight Brown

Swatches left to right: 04 Light Taupe, 05 Soft Brown, 06 Midnight Brown

These aren't the longest wearing brow products, but they definitely get the job done, and at a really great price!

* Product sent for review. All reviews are 100% honest and all opinions are my own. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jordana Easy Liner for Eyes - New Shades: Review & Swatches

New Jordana Easy Liner for Eyes shades are out! The new color names are Khaki, Tantalizing Teal, and Blackest Blue. These retail for only $1.99! 

Top to bottom: Tantalizing Teal, Khaki, Blackest Blue

Sometimes it can be a little tough to find more unique eyeliner shades at the drugstore. I feel like these shades are definitely more unique, especially the khaki and teal shades! They're really nicely pigmented too. Here are some swatches for y'all. 

Swatches left to right: Blackest Blue, Khaki, Tantalizing Teal 

Jordana is really rockin' it with the new products lately! Will you be getting any of these new shades?

* Product sent for review. All reviews are 100% honest and all opinions are my own. 

Jordana Easy Liner for Lips - New Shades! Review & Swatches!

If you watch my YouTube channel, you know that Jordana's Easy Liner for Lips in Tawny is one of my all time favorite lip liners. It just goes with everything and it's SO affordable (at $1.99!) I also love other colors in the line too. 

And now they've added 2 new shades in the line - Rose Crush and Pink Love.
Top to bottom: Pink Love, Rose Crush

Both are gorgeous shades! I can't wait to wear Pink Love, because it just looks like the perfect peachy pink shade!
Left to right: Rose Crush, Pink Love 

* Product sent for review. All reviews are 100% honest and all opinions are my own. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Milani Color Statement Lipliners - New Shades! Swatches and Review!

Milani has come out with lots of new products recently, as well as new shade additions to some of their existing line. They've added 2 new shades to the Color Statement Lipliner line - Bordeaux and Pretty Pink.

I really love these lip liners because they're creamy, comfortable, and pigmented.. And affordable! These retail for around $3.99.

Here are some pictures for you guys!
Top to bottom: 12 Bordeaux, 13 Pretty Pink

Swatches left to right: 13 Pretty Pink, 12 Bordeaux

Bordeaux is my favorite of the two. Pretty Pink has a little bit of a duochrome sheen to it. I don't tend to grab for frosty finish lip products as much as creams. But occasionally I do!

What do you think of the new shades?

* Product sent for review. All reviews are 100% honest and all opinions are my own. 

New Shades of Jordana Twist and Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain

More new goodies from Jordana! They now have 2 shade additions to their Twist and Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain line! I love this formula because it's glossy and beautiful, but also comfortable and long wearing. And these new colors are gorgeous! Bonus: these retail for only $2.99! 

Top to bottom: 10 Fresh Fig, 09 Gorgeous Peony

Swatches left to right: 09 Gorgeous Peony, 10 Fresh Fig

I especially love Gorgeous Peony, because it's a beautiful, wearable pinky nude shade that will be perfect for everyday! So excited about these new shades! Will you be picking either of these up?

* Product sent for review. All reviews are 100% honest and all opinions are my own. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick - New Shades!

Jordana is one of my favorite drugstore brands. They have great products at incredible prices! And they are rockin' lately with new product releases! They were kind enough to send me many of these products to review for you guys, so lots more blog posts on new Jordana products will be coming soon!

First off, they added new shades in their Color Tint Blush sticks! These retail for only $2.99! I've never tried these before, so I was excited to see these in the box! The packaging is pretty standard for a blush stick. And they have a fairly strong perfume scent to them. I'm definitely not a fan of the scent. But once they were on my cheeks, I didn't notice the scent for very long at all. 

Left to right: 07 Baby Pink, 08 Hot, Hot, Hot, 09 Peach Nectar, 10 Sunkissed, 11 Rouge Romance, 12 Golden Sheen

They all swatch beautifully!

Swatches left to right: 07 Baby Pink, 08 Hot, Hot, Hot, 09 Peach Nectar

Swatches left to right: 10 Sunkissed, 11 Rouge Romance, 12 Golden Sheen

I can't wait to wear all of these new shades! 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lorac Unzipped Gold Palette: Swatches & 1st Impressions

I was going to try and resist and not get the new Lorac Unzipped Gold palette. But once I realized I could snag this beauty for $7 at Kohl's after rewards and Christmas gift cards, I couldn't say no! This palette retails for $42!

The packaging is pretty standard and also very similar to the original Lorac Unzipped palette, only this one is off white versus a creamy yellow like the first one. The palette itself is small and compact, which I love! 


This palette has a much more gold-toned feel to it than the first one. (The name definitely gives it away!) All of the shades swatch beautifully, especially the bottom row. That copper shade though! :-O I don't even know what to say about it, other than it's amazing! Like liquid metal copper!!  


Swatches left to right: Undressed, Uninhibited, Unpredictable, Undeniable, Unedited

Swatches left to right: Unlocked, Unlimited, Unleashed, Unwind, Unafraid

I've used these shadows on my eyes and they are very easy to work with, beautifully pigmented, and they last on the eyes all day! It's very nice!!  I'll have a review video up on my YouTube channel very soon where I'll show comparison swatches between this palette and the original Unzipped palette. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks: Swatches & Review

I might have to start admitting that I'm becoming obsessed with lip products! ...Especially affordable drugstore lipsticks. And I love collecting all the shades when they're extremely affordable.

I really didn't think I would find the new Jordana Modern Matte lipsticks. But then low and behold, there was a display in Walgreens! And they were only $2.49! I did go to 2 more Walgreens to find the other shades I wanted. :) So that's why my initial pictures below are broken into 3 parts. But I will swatch them all together at the end of this blog post.

The packaging is cute. I love the font of the logo, and is think it's fun that the container matches the lipstick color inside. So on to the pictures! 

Left to right: 06 Matte Adorable, 07 Matte Popular, 09 Matte Dare, 10 Matte Pretty, 12 Matte Style
Left to right: 06 Matte Adorable, 07 Matte Popular, 09 Matte Dare, 10 Matte Pretty, 12 Matte Style
Left to right: 06 Matte Adorable, 07 Matte Popular, 09 Matte Dare, 10 Pretty, 12 Matte Style

Left to right: 01 Matte Bare, 02 Matte Blush, 04 Matte Tease, 05 Matte Classy
Left to right: 01 Matte Bare, 02 Matte Blush, 04 Matte Tease, 05 Matte Classy
Left to right: 01 Matte Bare, 02 Matte Blush, 04 Matte Tease, 05 Matte Classy

And then finally, I found 08 Matte It Girl at the 3rd Walgreens, so that's why she's all by herself! 

And then I wanted to swatch them all side-by-side for y'all so you can see the shades all together. 
Left to right: 01 Bare, 02 Blush, 04 Tease, 05 Classy, 06 Adorable, 07 Popular, 08 It Girl, 09 Dare, 10 Pretty, 12 Style
Left to right: 01 Bare, 02 Blush, 04 Tease, 05 Classy, 06 Adorable, 07 Popular, 08 It Girl, 09 Dare, 10 Pretty, 12 Style 

From first impressions (wearing them just a bit so far) and swatches, I actually like them!  I've heard from some people that theirs smell awful. Mine actually don't, and you know how sensitive I am to scents in makeup products! Mine smell like a subdued version of Mac lipsticks with a faint waxy scent behind that. But the scent doesn't bother me at all. If anything, I kind of like it! I'm guessing that there are maybe some bad or older batches that went to the shelves somehow, maybe?  Just speculation there! 

But overall, I think they're really fun lipsticks for $2.49 that come in a lot of versatile colors. Side note though: I do not like these more than the Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Colors. Those will probably always be my favorite matte lipsticks from the drugstore!

And as far as the feeling on the lips, not all Modern Mattes are created equal. Some I have tried seem much drier than others and some are much more patchy and difficult to apply. While others are creamy, opaque, and very comfortable! Keep an eye out on my YouTube channel for a lip swatch and review video where I will go more in depth about each shade after I have had a chance to try them all out.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks - Improved Formula & New Shades: Swatches & Review

Wet N Wild recently released a new improved formula of their 99 cent Silk Finish lipsticks with brand new shades. I'm always been a fan of inexpensive lipsticks (and makeup in general), and I feel like Wet N Wild has some of the best-performing inexpensive makeup out there. I found these at CVS and they were 99 cents each. I first bought 5 shades, and then I decided to go back and buy 5 more. When I got the second round, they were buy 2, get 1 free! (I also grabbed some of the newly improved Color Icon Kohl eyeliners.)

The packaging on these is definitely cheap. The lipsticks shake in the containers, and if you're not holding the tube a certain way when applying them, they'll spin back down in their tubes. And they'll also spin up if you don't click them all the way down before putting the lids back on. But like I've always said, if something is going to be short-changed for a cheaper price tag, my pick would be packaging over the product inside!  

These all seem to swatch pretty nicely. There are some frosts, some creams, and even some duochrome shades in the bunch.  

Left to right: Fuchsia with Blue Pearl, Will You Be With Me?, Dark Pink Frost, Dark Wine, Cherry Frost
Left to right: Fuchsia with Blue Pearl, Will You Be With Me?, Dark Pink Frost, Dark Wine, Cherry Frost
Left to right: Fuchsia with Blue Pearl, Will You Be With Me?, Dark Pink Frost, Dark Wine, Cherry Frost

Left to right: Breeze, Pink Ice, Ready to Swoon, 15 Minutes Aflame, What's Up Doc?
Left to right: Breeze, Pink Ice, Ready to Swoon, 15 Minutes Aflame, What's Up Doc?
Left to right: Breeze, Pink Ice, Ready to Swoon, 15 Minutes Aflame, What's Up Doc?

I'd say for 99 cents, these are pretty nice lipsticks. They last a fair amount of time on the lips. I do really enjoy some of the shades, and with such an expensive price tag, they're a great way of adding some fun or different colors into your lipstick collection! 

Keep an eye out on my YouTube channel for a review video where I'll have lip swatches, as well as feature the Color Icon Kohl eyeliners that I picked up!