Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wet n Wild Pop Art Craze Shadows

Hey Ladies,

Have any of you had a chance to check out the new limited edition shadows from Wet n Wild? There are six trios in the Pop Art Craze collection, and I picked up four of them.  As usual with WnW, these trios retail for $2.99.  Let's get to it!

From L to R: I'm Seeing Triples!, Your 15 Minutes Aren't Up, A Regular at the Factory, To Muse and Carouse
I'm Seeing Triples!

I found this trio the most intimidating in the package.  That is a serious lime green!  Like the other palettes, the shadow is very pigmented and blends beautifully.  I was particularly impressed with the intensity of the blue.  

Your 15 Minutes Aren't Up

This is my favorite of the bunch.  The colors are perfect for summer and are surprisingly wearable.

A Regular at the Factory

While I think the pigmentation is good all around, the blues in this collection are amazing!  The yellow looks almost neon in the pan, but on the skin, it is a smooth, buttery shade. I am a little intimidated by orange around the eyes, but this one is soft and blendable.

To Muse and Carouse

This is the one I was most excited about before swatching.  The cantaloupe/peachy orange is a really unusual shade, and the blue reminds me of the blue colored Sweet Tarts.  

Overall, I think this is a great release from Wet n Wild.  While the color combinations are a bit wacky, you can easily mix and match the shades to create looks that work for you.  These trios are well priced and provide good matte/satin options at the drug store.  Plus, I wouldn't want to spend $12+ dollars on a lime green or orange shadow, but at $3 for three shadows, I am much more likely to venture out of my comfort zone.

Look using Your 15 Minutes Aren't Up
What do you think of these shadows?  Do you own any of the trios?  Which one are you hoping to pick up?

Talk Soon,


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July IPSY Bag

Hey Hey,

I have been getting IPSY bags for about 5 months now, and I am continually impressed with the products and generous sizes.

For those of you who aren't familiar with IPSY, it is a monthly beauty subscription service.  For $10/month, you get a cute bag with 4 - 5 products to try.  Some of the products are deluxe sample-size while others are full-size.  As a former Birchbox subscriber, I didn't have high hopes for IPSY, but I have been blown away by the monthly goodies.

Check out, if you are interested in signing up.  There is a waitlist, but I only had to wait about a month.

Now, on to July's bag!

- POP Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon in Fuchsia Flirt (full-size)
- Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray (1.7 oz, deluxe sample)
- BH Cosmetics California Collection Sampler (deluxe sample)
- Coola Mineral Sunscreen (.23 oz, deluxe sample)
- Benefit Benetint (This is a tiny little thing, but I haven't used the product since high school. I am pretty stoked!)
From L to R: BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Hollywood, San Francisco, Malibu; POP Beauty Crayon in Fuchsia Flirt
As is becoming the norm with IPSY, I am excited for most of these products.  I can't wait to try the Healthy Sexy Hair Beach Spray, and I am loving the Malibu shade in the BH palette.

I can't speak for the products in my bag (I just got it last night), but as for the IPSY subscription service, I wholeheartedly recommend it!  It is a great way to try new things, and I have received a wide array of products.

Are you an Ipster?  Have you tried any of the products above?

Talk Soon,


Friday, July 12, 2013

Beautiful and Bright Covergirl Lipsticks

Hey Ladies,

I just wanted to share some of my favorite lipsticks for summer.  In the warm months, I embrace bold lip colors, and I have three great options from Covergirl.

Fairytale, Divine, Flame
Fairytale, Divine, Flame
Fairytale: A beautiful, red-toned coral (This is my favorite of the bunch!!!)
Divine: A pinkish-plum
Flame: Tomato (or flame) red

All three are great, bright options for summer.  Do you own any of the shades above?  Do you have any recommedations for great summer lipsticks?

Talk Soon,


Sunday, July 7, 2013

New Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Hey Ladies,

I was so excited when I found out that Maybelline was releasing pigments as part of their Color Tattoo line.  I was even more excited when I found them in my drugstore!

The line includes twelve new shades ranging from neutrals to bold colors.  Check out the whole line here:

Since I already own a whole heap of eyeshadows, I decided to limit myself to one shade.  I chose Breaking Bronze because I knew I would get a ton of use out of it. 

Breaking Bronze
It is a beautiful color on its own and looks amazing layered over a cream shadow.  As with other pigments, these can be worn wet or dry.

L: Applied Dry
R: Applied Wet
The pigmentation is great, and the color is a beautiful golden bronze that can be blended for a natural look or worn opaque for a bolder look.  With a cream base, I did not experience any creasing, and I have worn the shadow for 8+ hours without fading.  

I can't speak for the rest of the collection, but for me, Breaking Bronze is definitely a hit!  

Have you tried any of the new pigments from Maybelline?  Share your thoughts below.

Talk Soon,


Friday, July 5, 2013

New from Revlon Super Lustrous

Hey Ladies,

I recently posted about my experience with the new Revlon Super Lustrous lipglosses.

I decided to give the lipglosses another go and also purchased one of the lipsticks from the display. 

Lipstick: Berry Couture, Lipgloss: Berry Allure
Berry Couture, Berry Allure
The lipstick, Berry Couture, is from the new Super Lustrous Shine collection.  It is a beautiful, sheer wash of berry that is much more natural on the lips than it appears in the tube.

I am still not thrilled that I get less product with the glosses, but I do like the new round packaging.  I also love Berry Allure.  It is beautiful and wearable.  However, it is one of the darker colors in the collection, and the pigmentation isn't great.  I like the color, but if you are looking for a more pigmented gloss, the new Revlon Super Lustrous glosses don't really bit the bill.

Have you tried the new glosses or shine lipsticks?  What shades are your favorites?

Talk Soon,


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation

Hey Ladies,

When I saw this foundation, I was instantly drawn to the cute packaging.  Plus, the liquid-to-powder concept is pretty unusual for a drugstore product. 

The foundation comes in a glass bottle that contains .91 fl oz. of product.  It retails for around $10 - $12 dollars.  There are 12 shades in the range, and I chose 316 Nude Beige.

First Impression:

The glass bottle, while cute, is a bit bulky, and the opening at the top is really, really small.  The actual foundation is incredibly thin and runny.  The combination of the small opening and the runny product makes it difficult to use.

The top of the foundation compared to a MAC lipstick
Given my experience with getting the product out and ready for use, I did not have high hopes for the application.  However, it went on smoothly and covered well.  I applied the product using my fingers (as recommended on the bottle).  I did need to use more product than I normally would, but the finish was amazing.

I think the key to using this foundation is to get an ample amount of product and not overwork it.  I applied it to small sections of my face at a time and blended it in with my fingers.  It transforms to a powder-like finish pretty quickly, so there is not a lot of time for blending.  It is a bit annoying (not to mention unsanitary) to keep returning to the bottle for more product, but since the product is so runny and hard to control, it is difficult to keep it on the back of your hand. 


Application problems aside, the product looks great on the skin, and it feels so silky smooth.  I really liked the results it gave, as it seemed to make my combination skin look glowy.  This is probably not the best formula for dry skin, since the powder-like consistency may cause it to cling to dry patches.  The coverage is about average for a drugstore foundation.  It is on par with my Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation but not as heavy as Relvon Colorstay.

No Makeup
Foundation Only
Finished Look
One thing that really impressed me about this product was the wear time.  I wore it for 8+ hours without a touch up and still looked great at the end of the night.


This is a cool idea and very unique for the drugstore.  If you need a new foundation and want to experiment with a new product, I think this is a good one to choose.  I would recommend it because it has a beautiful finish and mixes well with other foundations.

On its own, I don't think this is my "go-to" foundation, but it is a solid product.

Unique Concept
Beautiful Finish
Blends Well with Others

Runny Formula
Weird Bottle

Overall Grade: B

Talk Soon,