Thursday, December 29, 2016

OOTD: Cozy Winter Night! (Featuring Justfab!)

Casual & Warm

Winter is here! It's time to layer layer layer. I hope this winter isn't brutal. I really don't like to drive in the snow so I'm crossing my fingers that we don't get too much of it. Other than that I love the season, specially the fashion! I'm so excited to bust out my scarves and my boots! I love the layered look and it comes with it's pluses... like hiding your food baby! ;-) haha.

I recently went out with my family and bestie before she left for the Holidays and it was nice! We walked around, had hot chocolate and took a few pictures... nothing better than time with family and friends! :-)

What I Wore:
Jacket- Forever 21 (Sold Out)
Booties- Justfab "Tuvee"

I love JustFab and can't begin to tell you how many awesome sales I've taken advantage of! The prices are great and the quality even better! 
If you're looking to join JustFab here's my referral link: and if you have any questions about the site let me know!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more OOTD's! :-)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Review: Marc Jacobs Beauty- Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème in Truth or Bare!

#LeMarc Liquid Lip Crème

Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs is a brand I haven't tried much because it's pretty expensive. I own one of their Le Marc Lip Crème in Willful and I love it! Influenster chose me for their complimentary Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Liquid Lip Crème Vox Box and I was so excited since the lipstick I tried was so nicely formulated! I received the color Truth Or Bare which is such a gorgeous dusty pink shade. To my surprise I also received the Marc Jacobs Beauty Poutliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Primrose which I wore under Truth or Bare. They were a match made in makeup heaven!

Let's get into some basic info before we start the review. The Le Marc Liquid Liquid Lip Crèmes retail for $28 and there's a total of 6 shades, all pretty neutral. They claim to be hydrating, longwearing and full coverage. I would definetely agree with all three claims. The formula looks and feels amazing! It's a creamy lacquer formula with amazing coverage that lasts so well! I wore it for about 5 hours and it didnt budge at all. It feels so moisturizing which is so refreshing after wearing matte lips for a while. It has a satin finish which in my opinion made my lips look fuller!

I would recommend to try one of these! It's pricey but you can put it on your loves list and wait for the next Sephora sale. The packaging feels luxurious and the formula is amazing so it might be worth a splurge! ;-)

Thanks +Influenster and +Marc Jacobs for sending me these products free for review! #LeMarc Liquid Lip Crème #Contest

Sunday, December 25, 2016

NEW From E.L.F Cosmetics! (Drugstore makeup look!)

Who Doesn't love NEW Makeup?

NEW From E.L.F Cosmetics

E.L.F Cosmetics has been releasing so many new products and I got my hands on a few! :-) Today I have three mini reviews showcasing the products you see above. Spoiler alert... I loved them all! I'm so impressed overall and can't wait to share my thoughts with you. Let's get started!

*Mad For Matte 2 Eyeshadow Palette- I loved the original Mad For Matte palette so I knew this one would me a must. This palette is a lot warmer than the first one and just as blendable! The colors build up nicely. I used the neutral brown and the orange in the crease with a tad of the brown in the outer corner. I might review it on a separate post because it deserves it, stay tuned for that! This palette is only $10!

*Shimmer Highlighting Powder in Sunset Glow-  Everyone raves about the baked highlighters but honestly they never worked out for me. I saw this new release, ordered it and now it's a permanent member of the highlight squad haha. It's buildable so you can wear it natural or more intense, specially when you wet your brush. It lasts a decent amount of time. My only complaint is that the more your build it up the more it emphasizes texture. Sunset Glow is a beautiful golden champagne color! I decided to wear it as my lid shade and my highlight for this look and I loved how it turned out! This product retails for $6.

*Velvet Matte Lipstick in Blushing Brown- This lipstick formula is so comfortable! It's matte but not drying what so ever. It's pretty long wearing too and the shade... amazing! I ordered a few more because I was so impressed and for $3 it was a no brainier.

I definitely recommend all three products! Make sure to give them a try, the highlighter and lipsticks come in multiple shades to suite most skin tones for such an affordable price! :-)

PS: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!! :-)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

My Drugstore Brow Routine! (Updated!)

Affordable and Amazing!

Drugstore Brow Routine
I'm back with a new post! :-) Today I'm very excited to share with you My Drugstore Brow Routine! I use a total of two products that can be found at Ulta and I love them. Together they add up to a whopping $12 and they both will last you a while. Let's get into the first product shall we?

*L'Oreal Brow Stylist Definer in Dark Brunette-  I've tried a few different brow products (waxes, powders, pencils,etc) and this pencil is the simplest of the bunch! It's retractable and comes with a spoolie which is a must. The pencil is ultra fine which is perfect to mimic brow hairs! Your brows end up looking full and defined but not sharpied on, haha. 

After I shape and fill in my brows I move on to the next product which is the:

*Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara in Browny Brows- This product is amazing! It has tiny fibers that cling to your brow hairs to make them look fuller while setting them into place. I have so many backups because I don't want to run out... ever! For three dollars you can't beat it.

These are the products I've been using to keep my brows looking decent! ;-) If you have any questions or products you'd like to recommend leave me a comment down below.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Must Haves: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette!

Stunning Colors!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
This palette inspires me! :-) Given the fact that I own so many eyeshadow palettes it's hard for something to blow me away but this palette took my breath away! (dramatic but true haha) These colors spoke to me right off the bat and I'm telling you... you need this in your life! It retails for $42 which for a higher end palette it's a good price. I ordered mine from Sephora which is now having their 20% off sale so definetely take advantage of the discount. 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
I love the velvet exterior, it's so different! It comes with 14 gorgeous eyeshadows, great selection of neutrals with some beautiful pops of berries.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
The shadows feel so smooth and velvety and the pigmentation is amazing! They do kick up A LOT of product which is a bummer because you're bound to hit pan quicker. But... the shadows just blend so well so I guess I can overlook that haha.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
I have a few looks to share with you below. I tried to use a good mix of shades and honestly I couldn't stop using this palette haha. I wore the first look to work for a more everyday look. I played around with the cooler tones in the second look. The third and fourth were both night looks and my favorites!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Versatility is what I seek these days when it comes to makeup and this palette is perfect! I highly recommend it! :-)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

OOTD: Fifty Shades Of Fall! (Featuring Justfab!)

Booties & Hubby!


It's November!! My hubby and I will be celebrating our two year wedding anniversary on the 22nd! :-) We decided to do fall themed photo-shoot so we can have some updated pictures for our living room and I'm so happy with how they turned out! My lovely friend Carolina took them and they turned out amazing! She just started a YouTube channel so definitely check it out by clicking here, you will love her personality! 

I wanted to embrace the colors of the leaves changing in our outfits so I decided to go with burgundy! Justfab came through with the "Liyanna" bootie because it made my outfit complete! It's a super comfy bootie. I love the quilted detail and the gold zipper

We didn't invest in a photographer for our wedding to save some money so I'm so happy we did this photo-shoot! I printed the picture above and framed it (poster size) and now I get to look at it everyday! <3

What I wore:
Jeans- American Eagle (same style, different color)
Booties- Justfab

I love JustFab and can't begin to tell you how many awesome sales I've taken advantage of! The prices are great and the quality even better! 
If you're looking to join JustFab here's my referral link: and if you have any questions about the site let me know!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more OOTD's! :-)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Review: Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette!

Unique Formula!

Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
All the Holiday sets and palettes are releasing and I've made a promise to myself to only buy whats different! A lot of them are starting to look identical to previous years which I'm not mad about because my bank account will thank me later haha. So what's so unique about this product you ask? It's a bouncy texture! I was so unsure on how to apply these highlighters but once I figured it out I completely fell in love with the palette! :-)
Basics: I purchased it from for $39 and the claim is that these will leave a naturally radiant glow to your skin. Lets get into my thoughts!
Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
I appreciate how sleek the packaging is! When I first saw the shades I was concerned that I would only be able to wear Kitten (the middle shade) but this palette is pretty versatile! You can mix the shades to create the perfect highlight and even wear them as shadows!
They are a bouncy formula, kinda like colourpop! It's such a cool concept because when swatched it doesn't look like much but on the skin it's sooo intense yet natural! It melts into the skin beautifully and you can build it up to the intensity you prefer.
I used my mini beauty blender to apply and that was perfect! After 8 hours of wear it still looked stunning!
Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
Kitten is my favorite! Below I'm wearing Kitten on the left and Transcendence on the right. Kitten is definitely more illuminating while Transcendence is a more subtle opalescent glow. I haven't tried Bronze because it's a little too deep for me right now but it would be beautiful for the summer.
Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
Bottom line: I love this palette! I took a leap of faith when ordering it but I'm so happy I did! It's simple to use, just make sure to use a sponge rather than a brush. It stays put and you can even layer a powder highlight over for added glow! If you've been eyeing this palette I'd say go for it! :-)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Swatches: Jordana Halloween Sweet Cream Liquid Lip Colors! (Limited Edition!)

Cool Colors!

Jordana Halloween Sweet Cream Liquid Lip Colors
Jordana Cosmetics released a new Halloween Collection of their Sweet Cream Liquid Colors in eight shades! I have four shades to share with you and if you're interested in purchasing make sure to stop by Walgreens. They are limited edition and $4.99 each. These colors are bold and pretty darn cool!
Jordana Halloween Sweet Cream Liquid Lip Colors
I love the original formula of the Sweet Creams but I feel like these a bit different. Not sure if it has to do with the colors but they are very patchy and drying. They instantly felt dry on the lips and they didn't layer very well. Lets get into the lip swatches!
Jordana Halloween Sweet Cream Liquid Lip Colors

Bottom line: I love that Jordana released these funky colors! Kinda reminds me of some of the colors in the Kat Von D line but those are way better formula wise. Compared to the original Sweet Creams these aren't as comfortable and they don't go on as evenly. But if you're looking for something cool to complete a Halloween look definetely pick these up! They are limited edition so check out your Walgreens ASAP! :-)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

OOTD: Warm Fall Day! (Featuring Justfab!)

Lovely Warm Day!

Utah weather is crazy! It can be pretty chilly rainy day and within minutes it's a beautiful sunny day. For that reason booties are my transitioning shoe of choice because it's so easy to throw on, no matter the day or outfit! 
This day my husband and I took our dog to his training class which was so much fun. We visited my sister in law and her little fam and later that night we tried to go to a haunted corn maze but guess what? It was shut down due to rain!... Oh Utah!
We're planning to go this weekend so I'll be taking the same bag because it fits everything I need + it has a zipper which comes in handy when you're running away from Zombies! ;-)

What I wore:
Tank: H&M
Open front Cardigan: Forever 21
High Rise Jegging: AE
Bag: JustFab
Booties: JustFab

I love JustFab and can't begin to tell you how many awesome sales I've taken advantage of! The prices are great and the quality even better! 
If you're looking to join JustFab here's my referral link: and if you have any questions about the site let me know!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more OOTD's! :-)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Review: NEW City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette! (Swatches + Looks!)

New & Improved!

City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette
City Color Cosmetics released a new and improved version of the Spice Me Up Palette and it's amazing! It has better packaging, more product per eyeshadow pan and two brand new shades! This palette retails for $15.99 and has 12 shimmer-satin shades inspired by spices like paprika, clove and cayenne... how cute is that?!
Like the original this palette doesn't include matte shades which was an eyebrow raiser for me since I strictly use matte shades for blending. To my surprise I was able to create complete looks using only this palette and they came out great! Even though all the shades are described at shimmer-satins some shades have less shimmer than others so they work really well in the crease. 
City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette
The color selection is right up my alley and perfect for this time of year! I love the mix between the warm and cool shades and the color spectrum is great.
City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette
The formula is really smooth and the shadows are buildable. Here are the swatches by row:
City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette
This bottom row speaks to me! ;-)
City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette
I wanted to share two looks I came up with using solely this palette. I love how they came out and it was relatively quick/easy to create. 
*side note* You guys see the difference in my skintone? I still had a tan on the look below but the look above is what I look like now... Casper! hahaha.
City Color Cosmetics Spice Me Up Palette
Bottom line: I'm really happy City Color Cosmetics decided to upgrade this palette. I love the packaging and all the colors are beautiful. The price point is awesome too and you can get it just in time for the fall season! :-)

*Use coupon code ReinaRivera at checkout for an extra 10% off!*

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dupe Alert: Urban Decay Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer VS ULTA Full Coverage Concealer!

Super Similar!

Urban Decay Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer VS ULTA Full Coverage Concealer

The Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer (wow, what a name!) is one of my favorite concealers, definetely top 3 status! But... that $28 price tag not so much. I came across the ULTA Full Coverage Concealer and instantly noticed some similarities, for example: I own both in the same shade name, Light Warm. That got me thinking... could this be a dupe? Let's get into that! :-)

Urban Decay is $28 for 0.16 fl oz and ULTA is $9 for 0.08 fl oz. So two of the Ulta concealers would still be less than one Urban Decay.

Shade Range:
Urban Decay has 11 shades to choose from and ULTA has eight shades. They both divide their shades in cool and warm (UD also has neutral) to make picking out a shade more fitting and easier. Even though ULTA has less colors I feel like both cater to different skintones which is awesome!

Finish and coverage:
Urban Decay is a demi-matte finish with very full coverage and ULTA is a matte finish with full coverage. I always set my concealer so once I do that I feel like the finish is the same.

They both have a flat double sided applicator that gets the job done.

Urban Decay is a silky smooth formula that blends into the skin beautifully! It has the best coverage and a little product goes a long way. It never creases and settle into fine lines and the lasting power is awesome, up to 8 hours for me. Just like the name says it feels weightless!

Ulta is just a hair thicker in formula and also blends amazingly! It's waterproof which I found to be true after wearing it in the pool in the summertime. It has really great ingredients (aloe vera, chamomile green tea and tea tree oil) that help reduce redness so this concealer would be great for blemishes. It also last really well, about 6 hours.

Bottom line: On the face you wouldn't be able to tell a difference between these two concealers! They are both full coverage and last nearly an entire workday. The best part about ULTA is that they have tons of sales on their ULTA Collection products plus you can always use that $3.50 off $10 or $15 coupon to save even more. Even though I love my Urban Decay one I will probably be repurchasing the Ulta to save me some money! :-)

Friday, September 23, 2016

OOTD: Casual With Some Edge! (Featuring JustFab!)

Feeling Grey!


After taking Omega (my super lovable dog!) to his first training class my husband and I decided to go to a Chinese restaurant we really love! Date night was fun, super casual so these sneakers were perfect! I wanted to add a little something more to the outfit so I opted for the quilted purse and loved it! It's spacious enough to carry everything I need without being too big to get in my way. Plus the sneakers have some quilting too! #attentiontodetail ;-)

What I wore:
T Shirt- Kohl's
Leggings- Kohl's (something similar)
Sweatshirt Jacket- H&M
Sneakers-  JustFab
Bag- JustFab

I love JustFab and can't begin to tell you how many awesome sales I've taken advantage of! The prices are great and the quality even better! 
If you're looking to join JustFab here's my referral link: and if you have any questions about the site let me know!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more OOTD's! :-)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Review: NEW Tarte Blush in Sensual & Exposed Highlighter!

NEW from Tarte!

Tarte Blush in Sensual & Exposed Highlighter!
I'm finally getting a chance to review these two products today! (Wohoo!) I've had them since June guys... June. Let's get into the basics and then I'll tell you my thoughts right after.

The Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Sensual is part of their Naughty Nudes collection which is a total of four matte nude shades (sooooo pretty btw!). It retails for $28 and it's described as a golden nude which I totally agree with. Just like their other Amazonian Clay blushes this one lasts all day long! It's very blendable and buildable which I completely appreciate and why I love the Tarte blushes so much!
Tarte Blush in Sensual & Exposed Highlighter!
The Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Highlighter in Exposed retails for $28 as well and it's their first highlighter in single form. It's a beautiful golden champagne glow with a creamy texture but... it didn't last on my skin! :-( After about hour 3 I didn't see it at all on my skin plus the highlighter itself doesn't go on as intense as a Becca highlight, it's more on the natural side.
Tarte Blush in Sensual & Exposed Highlighter!
Here are the swatches! The blush has quickly become a go to for days when I don't know which one to wear. It never competes with the rest of my makeup look and it's the perfect color for everyday. The highlighter swatch is lovely! I really love the color, just wished it was formulated a bit better.

Bottom line: I'd say yes to the blush and pass on the highlight if you're looking for something super blinding. If you're highlight preference is on the more natural side than this one would be perfect for you. If you own any of these items leave me your thoughts on them below! :-)

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Review: MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipsticks!


MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipsticks
I must say... Make Up For Ever came through when they released their Artist Rouge Lipstick line! If you haven't checked Sephora you're missing out on some pretty cool colors plus some beautiful neutrals. I had added a few of the shades to my loves list when I received an email from Influenster confirming that they were going to send me three shades for review! Excited is an understatement! Even though I received the Make Up For Ever VoxBox for free for review all opinions are my own.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipsticks
Lets talk packaging first! These retail for $22 which reflects in the packaging because it has a nice weight to it and awesome attention to detail! I was sent three shades, a nice variety I must add ;-) and they're all in the Satin finish. The formula is incredible when it comes to the color payoff. You truly need one swipe to get the color payoff you see below! I personally feel like it's a thicker formulated lipstick, by that I mean that I can feel it on my lips which I don't prefer but it helps with the longevity. It also has a somewhat strong chemical scent so if you're sensitive to smells it may get to you. Swatches shall we? 
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipsticks

*C502- a taupe violet, very cool color but does make my teeth look yellow (yikes!)
*C404- passion red, super gorgeous and bright, love it!
*C211- rose wood, such a pretty rose-mauve, my favorite out of the bunch!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Bottom line: I give the the line two thumbs up because the color selection is crazy + cool! I would prefer for them to be unscented but I'm super happy with the shades I was sent for review. Definitely check them out if you want a lipstick that's pigmented and long wearing! :-)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

One Brand Look: E.L.F Cosmetics!

Affordable & Easy!

E.L.F Cosmetics

Today I have an exciting and affordable look to share with you! I used all E.L.F Cosmetics and truly loved how the look came out. All of these products are super accessible whether it be at your local Target or Walmart and the ELF Website. Here are some mini reviews of the products that I used:

Mad For Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($10) - This is by far one of my favorite matte eyeshadow palettes! The formula is amazing, the shadows just blend so easily! I love the color range and it kinda reminds me of the Too Faced Natural Matte Palette. Click here for a full review and swatches!

Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Soiree ($3)- This is what I used all over my lids and I love it! It's a whipped eyeshadow with beautiful shimmers that takes any look to the next level. It wore super well without creasing so I'm very impressed!

Day to Night Lipstick Duo in Need it Nudes ($5)-  This lipstick duo is simply amazing! I love the concept of having two complimentary shades together and they feel so good on. I mixed both of the shades to get the color your see above. The packaging is really neat too, super convenient!

Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum in Light/Medium ($8)- I really like this foundation for days when I just want to even out my skintone and head out the door. It's very lightweight and feels really nice on the skin but if you're looking for some coverage this alone wont do the the trick. Click here for a full review on this product! 

Beautifully Bare Finishing Powder in Light/Medium ($6)- This in combination with the Serum Foundation is a match made in heaven. I appreciated that this kept me matte throughout the day and it added a bit of coverage too. I don't suffer from textured skin or breakouts which is why I enjoy the Beautifully Bare products. The silver packaging is really cute too!

Matte Blush Duo in Rosy Flush ($4)- Yay for matte blushes!! They're my favorite because if I want shimmer I can add on some of my favorite highlight haha. This duo was very powdery but once on the skin the colors looked very natural and pretty!

Baked Highlighter in Blush Gems ($4)-  I was so disappointed with this product. I'm not sure if I just got a bad one but it had no color payoff whatsoever. I've seen ReadySetGlamour rave about this product (and it looks stunning on her!) but I just couldn't make it work. I tried it dry and wet but it was literally invisible on my skin.

E.L.F Cosmetics
Here's an overall look of my makeup! I love how it came out and the price point of these items is incredible.
E.L.F Cosmetics

Hope these mini reviews were helpful! If you have any questions leave me a comment below!

Monday, August 29, 2016

OOTD: Transitioning into Fall! (Featuring JustFab!)

Fall, I'm ready!


My favorite time of year is quickly approaching and I couldn't be more excited! Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate the warm weather but there's nothing like the fall breeze!

Today's outfit of the day was inspired by the transition of summer to fall. It's still pretty warm in Utah but this day I was in Park City which is cooler so the cardigan was perfect!

What I wore:
Cardigan- H&M
Black Bodysuit- Forever 21, click here for something similar 
Shorts- Kohl's
Combat Boots- JustFab

These boots were so comfy! I love the pattern when you fold them down and the exposed zipper on the back. They are so versatile and a staple for the upcoming fall/winter.

I love JustFab and can't begin to tell you how many awesome sales I've taken advantage of! The prices are great and the quality even better! 
If you're looking to join JustFab here's my referral link: and if you have any questions about the site let me know!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more OOTD's! :-)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Review: Ulta + Jenny Fox- Miss Fabulous Palette! (Swatches + Looks!)

Fall Lovers Dream!

Ulta + Jenny Fox- Miss Fabulous Palette
Who else is excited for fall to roll around!? :-D
When I first saw the Ulta + Jenny Fox- Miss Fabulous Palette I quickly thought about the upcoming season and the gorgeous fall colors that I adore! I'm a warm palette lover and even though I own so many already I feel like I can always make room for one more haha. This palette screamed my name and the price made it a no brainer. It retails for $20 which is amazing for a palette with 12 shadows. But... I got an even better deal! Ulta was having buy 1 get 1 free on their collection, plus the $3.50 off 10 and my points!... Let's just say me and my best friend are super happy at almost no cost at all!
Ulta + Jenny Fox- Miss Fabulous Palette
I've been watching MissJenFabulous for years now and I'm so obsessed with her nail tutorial even though I'm horrible at nail art haha. I watched her video where she talks about the palette and the shadow names and I think it's so cool how she went about it! It's pretty much her personality encased in awesome packaging. It also comes with a pretty good brush that matches the exterior of the palette.
Ulta + Jenny Fox- Miss Fabulous Palette
Here are the swatches by row! Looking at the overall color selection I wished she had included a matte medium brown shade to replace one of the matte oranges to add some dimension. I love the tones in the palette but being that your matte shades are all in the warm orange family it makes your eye looks very similar.
But let me stress how beautiful the shadows work together! I will say some are a bit powdery and the shimmers actually have micro-glitter which tends to fall on my face when applying them so that's a bummer. The metallic shades are not super vibrant and foiled how I like them but they look really pretty on the eye. Virgo which is the first shade is one of my favorites! It looks stunning as an inner corner highlight... I actually reach for it all the time regardless if I'm using the palette or not haha.
Ulta + Jenny Fox- Miss Fabulous Palette
The colors may swatch on the lighter side but they build up easily. The mattes blend really well so as a whole this is a great palette for the warm shadow lover in your life. Let's get into the looks!
Ulta + Jenny Fox- Miss Fabulous Palette
I went for a warm crease and purple-plum lid for a daytime smokey-ish look on the left side and on the right is more of an everyday neutral-warm look which I love and got tons of compliments on (which is always good right? lol). 

Bottom line: I really like this palette! I think it's a great price point given the fact that Ulta has an amazing rewards program, great sales and coupons. The color selection is beautiful and the formula has hits and misses but nothing you can't work with. Will I be using this palette this upcoming fall? Heck Yes! I recommend you do too! :-)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Review: City Color Cosmetics City Chic Eye Shadows! (Swatches + Look!)

So Impressed!

City Color Cosmetics City Chic Eye Shadows
City Color Cosmetics makes my favorite metallic finish shadows called the Shimmer Shadows! I have a review on some of the colors that I will leave linked here if you wanna check it out. Since that formula was such a hit for me I decided to try their City Chic Eye Shadows and I'm in love! :-)
This line is newly reformulated with a few new shades and they're only $4.99 (pretty good deal!). The four shades that I purchased are a mix of satins and metallics. There's tons of pretty colors to choose from but let's get into the ones I picked!
City Color Cosmetics City Chic Eye Shadows
They come in really cute, simple packaging making it easy to store. I chose very fall appropriate colors haha... I just can't wait for the fall guys!
City Color Cosmetics City Chic Eye Shadows
Here are the color names and swatches! I was so impressed by the pigment in these shadows. I should've known they would be awesome since the Shimmer Shadows are so nice. They blended so well too without loosing the color and over primer they lasted a while!
City Color Cosmetics City Chic Eye Shadows
I used all four colors in the look below. I used Tuscany in the crease and as my blending shade, Golden Nights all over the lid, Aztec Warrior on the outer crease and Purple Reign as a deepening shade in the outer corner. 
City Color Cosmetics City Chic Eye Shadows
Bottom line: I love this line and I highly recommend them! The shadows are so  nice and I still can't believe how affordable they are. I hope they come out with more colors cause I might by them all haha. If you want to save some more money make sure to use coupon code ReinaRivera at checkout for an extra 10% off! :-)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Review: bh Cosmetics Wild & Alluring Baked Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette! (Swatches + Looks!)


bh Cosmetics Wild & Alluring Baked Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette
bh Cosmetics released the Wild & Alluring Baked Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette and it is gorgeous! The palette screams summer and it's $9 right now! Apart from being baked the eye shadows are also marbleized which makes them look so cool on. It comes with a beautiful coral blush and a bronze highlight (more of a bronzer on my skin tone) which adds a beautiful sheen to your face. Overall this palette is pretty darn nice! Lest get into more details shall we? ;-)

bh Cosmetics Wild & Alluring Baked Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette
Here's the palette layout! I know I know, I have a broken shadow but no worries, I figured out how to press it back and it's good as new! 
bh Cosmetics Wild & Alluring Baked Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette
I swatched the colors over primer so you can see that the color payoff is really good. Since it's a baked palette you can wear the shadows wet or dry. On the looks below I used the colors wet and I was OBSESSED! I love metallic/foiled shadows and these were so easy to work with. Plus I didn't notice any creasing! I don't tend to wear shimmer shadows in my crease but I gave it a shot since I wanted to create a one palette look and I really liked it!
bh Cosmetics Wild & Alluring Baked Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette

Bottom line: This is a great summer palette! bh's baked shadow formula is really good, definetely a must try! I love the colors and the versatility of the palette. The price is unbeatable too! Two thumbs up from yours truly! :-)