Saturday, January 21, 2017

Swatches: NEW Milani Baked Blushes in Bella Bellini & Rosa Romantica!

NEW Milani Blushes!

Milani Baked Blushes in Bella Belllini & Rosa Romantica
While snooping through the Milani website I came across two NEW blush shades within their Baked Blush line! I was really excited because that line is one of my favorites from the drugstore. I wear Luminoso and Rose D'Oro all the time in the Spring & Summer! These retail for $8 each and are available on the Milani website, I haven't seen these in-store yet. The gold packaging gets me every single time... am I the only one? haha. 
Milani Baked Blushes in Bella Belllini & Rosa Romantica
The first shade is called Bella Bellini which is described as a rose gold. I'd say its more of a peachy pink base with a golden shift...gorgeous! I wore this one with a light-hand in the picture below. It's really glowy and pigmented! The second shade is Rosa Romantica which is described as a light pink. It is really light which will still work for me, on darker skin it would be a pretty pink highlight.
 Milani Baked Blushes in Bella Belllini & Rosa Romantica
Here are the swatches! These shades are really pretty! Milani, if you're reading this (haha) release more shades please.
Milani Baked Blushes in Bella Belllini & Rosa Romantica
Hope these swatches were helpful. If you're a Milani fan like me these are must haves. Stop by they're website, they have tons of new releases that look worth purchasing! :-)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Review: Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation in Golden Beige!

NEW Wet n Wild Foundation!

Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation in Golden Beige
I was so excited to find this foundation at my local Walgreens because it's only $5.99! The packaging is a really nice glass bottle, definetely feels more expensive than $5.99! There's a total of 20 shades on the Wet n Wild website which is amazing. They claim that this foundation is skin-perfecting and camera-ready with a matte finish. I wore it a few times and here are my thoughts!

I purchased the shade Golden Beige which was a perfect match. I used a beauty blender for application which gave me medium coverage. I love the spatula the foundation comes with! It makes application very easy. Now, here's my first con: this foundation has a strong paint like scent. It doesn't linger but it's noticeable when you're applying it.

I really like how this foundation looks for the first 3-4 hours. It looks amazing for that period of time (matte, skin like and super smooth) but after the 4 hour mark it starts to break down on me. During the Winter time my skin is pretty normal but this foundation made me get SO oily! At the end of the day, even after touching up, my face looked greasy.
Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation in Golden Beige
I did wear a pore minimizing primer underneath, maybe I should try a mattifying one instead. I really wanted this to work because it looks really good at first. Wet n Wild claims that it looks great under different lighting... not too important to me but I will say it looks awesome on camera.

Bottom line: I would stay away if you have oily skin. My skin is pretty normal right now and it still made me oily. It wasn't longwearing which is a bummer. I will continue to wear it on days that I don't need it to last long. I do like the color selection and the price is budget friendly. It's up in the air for me but for $5.99 it may be worth a try for you! :-)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Review: Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks!

NEW Liquid Lipsticks!

Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks
I took a break from liquid lipsticks for a bit but when Wet n Wild released their version I had to get a few! They released a new line called the Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks for only $4.99 each. The color section is amazing because they have tons of different shades from nudes to vampy shades. That's pretty impressive for the drugstore. I have five to share with you today, lets get started.
Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks
Packaging is really simple but still very cute! It's very similar to the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks. The applicator is really nice, it has a dent in the center where the product gathers making it easier to apply. Here are the shades I have:
Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks
*Rebel Rose
*Give Me Mocha
*Berry Recognize
*Video Vixen
*Goth Topic
Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks
The formula seems to be a hit or miss depending on the shade. Upon application these reminded me of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks because of the consistency. The formula is on the thinner side like Kat Von D's but... (BIG but) they are not as pigmented as those! Some colors went on patchy and needed a second layer. You can see what I mean in the pic above, Give Me Mocha went on a bit patchy but Rebel Rose went on great.

Bottom line: I give Wet n Wild two thumbs up for the color selection! Depending on the shade the formula can be patchy but if you don't mind layering these are great. They are comfortable and last pretty well. Try one out and see for yourself! :-)