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! :-)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

One Brand Look: NYX Cosmetics!

Summer Look Using NYX!

One Brand Look: NYX Cosmetics

Today I'm sharing a look I created using all NYX products when it comes to my eyes, lips and cheeks! I'm sticking with my warm colored roots and wanted to share with you what I used because 1. NYX is so affordable! and 2. It's super accessible and who doesn't like that combo? ;-)

Starting with eyes:
I used the NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals which is such a good palette! It retails for $18 and like me you can purchase it at Ulta or The color selection is me in a palette and on days that I don't know what to do I pull this out and it never fails! I have a full review with swatches already on my blog, click here to check it out.

Now on to cheeks: 
I used the NYX Ombre Blush in Strictly Chic ever so slightly. It's beautiful! It starts off as a light peach and ombres into a warm peachy shade. I went light handed, trying no to overpower the eyes. This blush is $10 which is great because of how versatile the product is.

Lastly on my lips:
If you haven't noticed I'm absolutely obsessed with the NYX Butter Lipsticks! They are such a good, comfortable formula with awesome color payoff and only $6 my friend! I wore the shade Snack Shack which is brown mauve shade, perfect for everyday wear. It complimented my eyes so well!

I'm gathering some more products for another One Brand Look so stay tuned for that! :-)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Swatches: CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks!

NEW Lipstick Line!

CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks
Today I'll be reviewing one of my NEW favorite lipstick lines! Covergirl released a collaboration line with Katy Perry called the Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks and I'm so in love! I purchased them from Ulta during a BOGO sale which is how you should buy all your drugstore makeup btw ;-) CoverGirl claims that these are a demi-matte finish that's not flat or dry and I couldn't agree more!
CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks
There's 11 shades total, I purchased the four that stood out to me ( pretty good variety, huh!). The pigmentation is amazing! They stay in place and wear so well. I wore Cat Call to work and during my 8 hour shift it never felt dry. It's a thinner feeling formula too which I think contributes to the comfort level. They have a typical CoverGirl lippie scent, not the most pleasant but it doesn't linger.
CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks
 If these swatches don't convince you I don't know what will! haha
CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks
I wasn't too impressed with Maroon Meow because it wore a little patchy. A lip liner will quickly fix that issue so I'm not too mad about it. Cosmo Kitty is such a cool shade, specially for the drugstore! Cat Call is my favorite from the bunch, I just can't put it down. Sphynx is a beautiful nude, very flattering.
CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks

I really like this line! The formula is awesome... it's demi-matte (lets just satin!)  yet super comfortable! The packaging is also really cool, matte feeling too. Overall I definetely would say to give these a try! Hope these swatches were helpful! :-)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Review: Lorac Pro Palette 3! (Swatches + Look!)

Third Time's a Charm!

Lorac Pro Palette 3
Lorac... we meet again! I owned the Lorac 1 and 2 palettes but I sold them because I wasn't convinced with the formulation of the shadows. Call me crazy but when the Lorac Pro Palette 3 released I thought "lets give it a try, third time's a charm right?" and I was right! I thought I would never own a Lorac palette after not being impressed by the first two but these colors work so well! Before I continue to rave about it let me quickly give you the basics: it's $44 and I ordered it from
Lorac Pro Palette 3
It has a matte row and a shimmer/metallic row which is actually great when it comes down to creating a look. My issue with Lorac shadows is that they were so pigmented and powdery making them so hard to blend. Some of the colors would blend away and ain't nobody got time for that! I find that these shades are easier to blend and even though they're pigmented the colors are muted so it just works! I do have to build up some of the colors but I don't mind because I always end up loving the end look. These colors are perfect for looks you can put together in minutes! It's pretty much fool proof! Let's get into the swatches:
Lorac Pro Palette 3
I already have favorites that I can't stop using like the mustard one and also the burgundy. These shadows last and they don't crease which is awesome! I have two looks below to share with you. I did a more everyday look for work and I wore a more smokey look for date night with my hubby. Both looks were so easy to put together and I love the subtle look of the colors.
Lorac Pro Palette 3

Bottom line: I really enjoy this palette! As I type this review I'm so surprised because I haven't been a fan of past Lorac Palettes. This one is a keeper! I love the colors and although the formula is powdery I can still work with it. I don't tend to wear smokey looks but this palette inspired me with that burgundy shade and I love how it turned out! Nothing but great things to say about this one guys! :-)