Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Make A Statement With Orange! (Featuring Kat Von D & Milani!)

Orange for Spring & Summer!

Make A Statement With Orange
If you know me you know how much I love orange, terracotta shades on my eyes! It's my obsession and what I find to be most flattering on me. Recently I thought to myself... let's experiment with that color but skip the eyes! Now that Summer is right around the corner I wanted to do minimal makeup with a POP of color! Normally the focus for me are my eyes but I wanted to switch it up a bit and I love how it came out!

What I used for the POP:
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso-  oh mah gah! If you don't own this blush stop what you're doing and go get it! It's a beautiful luminous peach shade that can be built up to your liking. I tend to skip highlight when wearing this shade because it's already so glowy. It's about $9 at the drugstore so pretty affordable and accessible. 

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Chula- When I wear this color I get so many sweet compliments, makes my day! :-) It's a stunning rich burnt orange shade that lasts all day long! I rarely touch up when I wear this lipstick and even though it's matte it's very comfortable. I haven't found a color close to this one so it's worth the $21 to me!

Makeup is fun so don't be afraid to experiment. If it doesn't turn out remember that it wipes right off! Hope this inspires you to add some color to your life! :-)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Must Haves: Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Bronzer! (Swatches & Look!)

NEW Summer Must Have!

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Bronzer
The NEW Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer has blown me away! I have a few foundations that are a little too light for me at the moment and this bronzer has been a life saver. I purchased mine at Walmart for about $14, kinda expensive for drugstore but totally worth it! There's two shades to choose from. I have the shade bronzer which is suppose to be the darker one but honestly it's not too deep, perfect for light to medium skin tones.
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Bronzer
It comes in the cutest packaging! And... it smells like sunscreen... like the tropical kind! haha. I love the scent but if you're sensitive to smells just know that it doesn't linger.
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Bronzer
It's such a smooth, creamy formula and I find that it's very buildable. It's matte and adds the perfect warmth to your skin that will leave people wondering if you just came back from vacation! ;-)
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Bronzer
Here's a swatch! It might not look like much but trust me when I say it's everything! My only con with this product is the color range. This is the deepest shade in the line and you can see how light it is. Physicians Formula (if you ever read this haha) please expand your shade range! 

Here's what it looks like on. I applied it to the perimeters of my face, where the sun would naturally bronze me. I'm ultra pale right now and for being puertorican that is a big NO NO! This bronzer adds the right amount of color to my skin and it last all day. Can't complain!

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Bronzer

The packaging is adorable, the color is perfect for me and the scent is lovely so this product is a must have! I wish the retail price was more affordable but keep your eyes peeled for coupons and sales if you're interested! :-)

Monday, May 23, 2016

Review: Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette! (Swatches + Looks!)

Peaches & Cream!

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette

Today I'll be reviewing the most hard to get palette at the moment haha. I still can't believe I was able to get my hands on it... it wasn't easy but totally worth it! The Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette retails for $49 and comes with 18 shades, great mix of finishes and colors and it smells like peach candy! Personally I'm not over the moon with the scent but the shades (which is what matters right?) are stunning! But before we get into all of that let's start with the packaging.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette
I have to give it to Too Faced because they always kill it with their packaging! This palette is super cute while still being compact.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette
Here's the inside of the palette. All the shadows are the same size, unlike the chocolate bar palettes.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette
The color selection is different from what I expected. It has a few peach shades but I wish it had a few more, like deeper peaches. I do like that they included some beautiful browns and purples. I still think it's a well rounded shade selection and they're formulated very well! They blend easily and the shades show up without a problem. Here are the swatches:
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette
The metallics are so pretty and perfect for all over the lid. Those browns towards the bottom are some of my favorites too! They are so rich yet so simple to work with.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette
I created three different looks to share! I tried to use a variety of shades just to show how versatile the palette is. Warm shades are my weakness so that's what I gravitate towards but I tried a green look with a bit of purple and loved it. It was totally out of my norm but that's the beauty of makeup! :-)

Bottom line: I really like the palette! I didn't enjoy the trouble of actually getting the palette and how it will sell out in seconds of launching but I'm happy I have it. I do feel like that takes away from experience because it wasn't so accessible and pretty much a hassle. I noticed there's some similarities with the original Chocolate Bar palette. If you prefer richer, more warm shades I'd go with this one. I've read that Too Faced will be releasing more soon so keep an eye out if you're interested! :-)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Review: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea- Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette!

Get Your Highlight On!

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea- Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette
Now that I'm officially a highlight lover I've been testing out a bunch of new ones, including the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea- Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette! It's $42 and sold at Sephora. It's a great value since it comes with 3 universal shades, which are beautiful btw! I've had it for about a month or so and I'm a huge fan. I love the shades and find that you can build up the intensity to your liking.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea- Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette
The packaging is so freaking cool right?! I love the blue and gold, it just looks so sleek and adds on to the value. 
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea- Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette
It does come with a really nice size mirror, perfect for highlighting on the go. 
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea- Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette
There's three shades:
Sunlight- a champagne gold
Filtered light- a matte sand
Moonlight- a rosy pearl
I find the middle shade to have the weirdest texture. It feels so dry, reminds me of sandpaper. It's meant to set your under eyes which I tried before but wasn't a fan because it made that area look so dry. It sucks that the powder didn't work for me but I'm happy that it's the smallest one in the palette haha.
Now the highlighters are so creamy and smooth! They feel like a cream to powder formula and they go on incredibly. The pan size is pretty large which I appreciate for the price. I love to apply them while my skin is still wet ( before my foundation dries or after setting spray) to get that foiled wet look!
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea- Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette
Here are the swatches! *sigh* so pretty!
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea- Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette
In this look I'm wearing moonlight which is my fave! I decided to wear it a little more subtle for work but still looks amazing nonetheless.

Bottom line: I adore this palette! I wish I could swap out the middle shade for something else...maybe another highlight. But overall I still think it's a great value and the highlighter shades are simply beautiful. I would recommend it if you're looking for a variety! :-)

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Review: NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals! (Swatches + Look!)


NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals
I always preferred NYX Cosmetics single shadows over the palettes they offered before. But this NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals has converted me! haha. This palette retails for $18 which is pretty high in the drugstore world but I managed to snatch it up during a sale so it wasn't too bad for my pocket. There's 16 shadows in the palette in all the essential finishes and they are very well formulated!
NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals
The shadows live in a very compact palette which is a plus for me when I store it. The packaging is pretty sturdy, no complaints there.
NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals
There's four palettes to choose from but I'm a warm lover so I had to stick with what makes my heart happy! ;-) The colors are gorgeous and the range is nice! There's a nice mix of light and dark and everything in between. They are so rich in pigment and blending them was very easy. Let's get into swatches:
NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals
The darker shades are my faves! I love the redder browns in this palette. Even though it's a warmer palette it still stands out from my other ones because of those red-orange tones. Of course I love the golds and coppers but that's a given! Here's a look I created. I appreciate that the colors don't blend away, you still see the gradient of colors. They last amazingly over primer....overall I love them!
NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals

Bottom line: I do think it's a little pricey for drugstore but I know there's ways to get that price down. I would recommend to wait for sale (40% NYX at Ulta happens once in a while) or use the $3.50 off of $10 coupon. The shadows are great quality but for some reason my mind is trained to not pay full price for it haha. I really like it and would definetely recommend to check out this one and the other three if you're into those shades! :-)

Monday, May 9, 2016

Must Haves: LORAC Color Source Buildable Blushes! (Aura & Cinematic!)

So Smooth!

LORAC Color Source Buildable Blushes
If you're a blush lover you clicked on the right post! I have a blush review to share with you today that might make you stop mid-read and place an order! ;-) LORAC recently released a new blush line, Color Source Buildable Blush, and they are simply amazing! They retail for $22 and you can find them on the Lorac Site, Ulta and Kohl's. They come in the sleekest packaging with magnetic closure and there's 10 shades to choose from. I've used these for about 3 weeks and can't put them down!
LORAC Color Source Buildable Blushes
Buildable is the perfect name for these because that's exactly what they are...buildable! The formula is so silky smooth that it allows you to go as sheer or as bold as you want! They are slightly powdery but not too bad.
I love how the color is on the back of the compact, perfect for easy access in my blush collection. The compact is really thin and lightweight too! I purchased the two more neutral shades from the line and they look so nice on. They are blendable and very longwearing too!
LORAC Color Source Buildable Blushes
Here are the swatches! Aura is a matte rose shade and Cinematic is matte plummy brown shade. These shades are perfect for everyday

I recommend these in a heartbeat! They go on and blend with ease and you can build them up to the intensity you prefer! The price point is great for a higher end blush. I can't wait to try out other shades because this formula is a new fav! :-)