Review & Swatches: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks in Secret Selma and Super Cindy


Charlotte Tilbury has released more lipsticks for her Hot Lips collection and it includes a combination of the amazing Matte Revolution and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. formulas. There's 12 new shades, but the whole collection includes some existing shades as well (like Very Victoria). $2 of any sale from the Hot Lips collection for the first two months will go to support women survivors of war, poverty, and injustice. The two shades I got were Secret Selma and Super Cindy and each shade retails for $32 and contains 0.12 ounces of product.
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Haul: I Am A Stress Shopper


I am such a stress shopper and that resulted in 2 Sephora and 2 Memebox orders made in a span of about 2 weeks. Whoops.

It was the end of the quarter for work recently and that meant way more work. I ended up just buying so many things at the end of the quarter... and then a few days later as a reward for getting through it. It also didn't help that Sephora was offering pretty good GWP's and Memebox was offering 20-20% off most of their website. 

My first Sephora order was partly due to a great Fresh GWP for 3 deluxe sample sized products... but you can see that I only have 2. They ended up cancelling the third sample right after I placed my order because it was sold out. I ended up only receiving a mini of the Seaberry Facial Oil (a super favorite and stable!) and a mini of the Advanced Therapy Lip Balm. I was a bit sad, but I feel like I shouldn't be too bothered since it was going to be free anyway.

I think I became allergic to something because my lips have been swelling up and then becoming dry repeatedly for the last couple of weeks. I ended up getting the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask in hopes that it would at least help with the dry part. It's been nice so far though!


The other GWP I got was the Marc Jacobs Omega Bronze in Tantric. Oh man, Marc Jacobs definitely knows how to do deluxe samples. The full size of this bronzer is gigantic and the deluxe sample is just perfect and will probably last me for a very long time. 

Unsurprisingly, I got three more highlighters! I'm already a huge fan of the Cover Fx Click Sticks and this time, I got the Enhance Stick in Bubbly which is a light pinky rose gold. The other cream highlighter / multi purpose product is the RMS Beauty Master Mixer, which is a beautiful bronzey rose gold that has hints of peach to it. The third highlighter I got was the Eglips Glow Powder Pact, but it's a bit different than my other powder highlighters. It's a mattifying oil absorbing powder, but also includes a slight sheen to add some glow back to your face. It's subtle, but it is shimmery enough that you can't use it all over your face like a finishing powder. 

Even though I don't often use blush, I got the NARS Blush in Luster because of Essiebutton. She hasn't even talked about this blush in forever, but I kept hearing her voice telling me to get it. I'm so glad I did! All the swatches I did of this blush in stores made it look like a sheer orangey highlighter but I love that it ended up being a bronzey orange base with a golden sheen once it got on my face.


L to R -
RMS Beauty Master Mixer
NARS Luster
Marc Jacobs Tantric
Cover FX Bubbly
Pony Effect Deep Brown & Crony
Eglips Glow Powder Pact

The last two products are the Pony Effect Nice Shading Powder in Crony and the Sharping Brow Definer in Deep Brown. I'm not sure how I feel about the contour powder since it is sheer, but it's been nice when I just want to subtly contour. The brow pencil though! I already have this product in Natural Brown, but it is too warm for my preference. This shade looks more neutral and so I'm very happy with this right now!

Did anything catch your eye? What product would you like me to do a review on first?
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Swatches: Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk Chiffon Lipsticks in PK027, PK028, PK029, BE109, BE110, and RD315


Last month, Etude House sent me two of their new Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk Chiffon Lipsticks to review and I immediately loved the formula. To be honest, I actually bought PK027 and BE109 on Jolse and then got the Etude House email telling me they were going to send me the same colors. I ended up emailing Jolse to ask about exchanging those two colors out and so it worked out great for me! You can never have too many lipsticks, right?

I found that the formulas were consistent in all 6 lipsticks and so this post is mostly just for swatches so people can see the difference in colors and how the lipsticks look on my skintone. I also included the other two full face shots from my original review of these lipsticks here.


L to R - 
PK027, PK028, PK029, BE109, BE110, and RD315

& here they are! All swatched on my arm

I can't actually tell the difference between PK027 and PK029. One seems more magenta (PK027) and one seems more like a strawberry pinky red (PK029), but I only see that when I'm really really inspecting these lipsticks. If you have one, you don't need the other. 


Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk Chiffon Lipstick in PK027*


Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk Chiffon Lipstick in PK028

This shade looks like a neon orange in the tube, but it translate to a beautiful coral on my lips. 


Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk Chiffon Lipstick in PK029


Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk Chiffon Lipstick in BE109*


Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk Chiffon Lipstick in BE110

This shade is the only one that had the slightest shimmer when I look at the bullet. It doesn't translate on the lips, but I thought it was weird since the other 5 were just regular cream/matte on the lips and in the tube.


Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk Chiffon Lipstick in RD315

I usually get RD315 in most of their formulas and so how could I skip out on getting the same shade in the Chiffon finish?!

The pinks are out of comfort zone but I'm pretty glad to have them. I do actually see myself using PK027 or PK029 (since they're pretty much the same....) a lot since they're darker pinks and don't look neon on me. 

Like I mentioned in my review of BE109 and PK027, this formula is amazing and I even see myself buying more in the future. Etude House has gotten lipstick formulas down and the Chiffon formula is now a firm favorite. 

Which shade is your favorite? Have you tried these lipsticks?

*These shades were sent to me for free from Etude House as part of their Pink Bird program. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. 
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Review & Swatches: Viseart Theory Palette in Minx


I put off this review for so long but now I'm finally ready for it! My camera wasn't picking up the color well enough for the close up eye looks and so I did have to change up my review format though. 

The Viseart Theory Palettes contain 6 eyeshadows - 3 mattes and 3 shimmer - and the one I'll be reviewing is Minx! It's full of warm tones and so perfect for my medium (MAC NC35 / L'oreal & Maybelline Natural Beige) skin tone. Each pan contains 0.13 ounces of product (12 grams / 0.24 ounces total) and retails for $45.

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Favorites: June 2016!


Another month, another monthly favorites. 

This month is a little bit weird for me because 3/4 of the products in my favorites were sent to me for free to review and I didn't use that many other new products enough to call them my favorites. I'm also playing with the idea of switching from monthly favorites to monthly reviews to include things I didn't like as well, but that's going to be for another month when I have more time. 

For the month of June, I was super busy and so I fell onto trusty favorites but also easy to wear new items I either bought or received. The Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk Chiffon Lipstick in BE109* (review here) was the perfect nude lipstick that lived in my hand bag all month. It has an amazing texture and it was a nice break from the drying matte liquid lipsticks that are currently popular. 


L to R -
Etude House BE109
NARS Persia
Pony Effect Lucid Dream and Strobing Luminizer 

Another product I've been loving is the NARS Eyeshadow in Persia. It's something I've been wanting for almost a year due to a Samantha Ravndahl video. This is my first NARS eyeshadow from their regular line and I'm so impressed with it. It is so pigmented and easy to blend out, which makes me super happy since a lot of matte eyeshadows can be patchy. I was holding off from getting Persia for so long since I already had Blackbird Cosmetics Pressed Luxury Matte Eyeshadow in Fire Pledge (another favorite), but I just couldn't resist. 

If you've read my review on the Pony Effect Mirage Highlighter in Lucid Dream* (here) and Strobing Luminizer* (here), you might already know that I'm a massive fan of these products. I'm generally a hoarder collector of more pinky highlighters and so these products stand out even more in my collection. Lucid Dream is pretty subtle and it gives me the prettiest highlighted/strobing look. The Strobing Luminizer also works as a great base or liquid highlighter on top of my makeup as well. Even though I have a medium skin tone, both products don't look too stark or out of place on my skin.

What products have you been loving in June? Have you tried any of these products?

*These products were sent to me for free to review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. 
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Review: Bonvivant Hawaiian Pink Calamine, Mint Tea Tree, and Jeju Volcanic Jelly Clay Masks


I'm very happy to announce that I'm now a Memebox Ambassador! Like with the Etude House Pink Bird program, Memebox will be sending me stuff to review every month and I'll only be required to post honest reviews. I'm not being paid and these will just be free PR samples.

Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, it's time to move on to what I'll be talking about in this post. Memebox kindly sent me the Bonvivant Hawaiian Pink Calamine, Mint Tea Tree, and Jeju Volcanic Jelly Clay Masks to review! Each mask targets a specific problem, but you can also use more than one to "Rainbow Mask" or multi-mask. I'm actually a fan of rainbow masking since my cheeks, t-zone, and jawline all have different issues. I haven't found a mask that works on all issues and that's where raining masking comes in! You can buy all three masks on Memebox here! There are different set options as well, but the individual mask plus a free cat headband retails for $14.

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