20 April 2015

H&M and Urban Outfitters Haul

This past weekend, I accompanied my friend on a shopping adventure. She is basically revamping her entire wardrobe so we decided to go to some shops to find just the right pieces. We went to The Forum Carlsbad and raided H&M and the sale racks at Urban Outfitters. Check out the outfits I got!

13 April 2015

Current Favorites #2

I'm back with my second installment of my current favorite products! This month I'm featuring my new favorite foundation: Make Up For Ever HD. I tested this foundation about three weeks ago and I have been using it since then. A few days ago, I decided I'd purchase a full-sized bottle. Yes, it is a bit pricey at $43, but it lasts forever because you barely need any. The coverage is medium buildable, and it is a demi-matte finish (at least on me). MUFE HD Foundation makes my skin look absolutely flawless without making it look cakey.

I have a huge gripe with most brow gels on the market, whether it's drugstore or high-end, and it's that most of them don't actually hold my brows in place. However, Maybelline's Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara does everything I need it to. It tints and holds which is not something I can say for the countless brow mascaras I've used.

The Urban Decay Perversion Mascara has been a long time favorite of mine when it comes to layering mascaras. Alone, this doesn't do much for my eyelashes, but layered on top of another mascara, it does wonders. It volumizes and lengthens my lashes quite nicely without clumping. Another plus is that it is really really black.

MAC's lipliner in Soar has also made my list because of how nice it looks on my lips. Yes, I completely bought into the hype*, but I get why it sells out pretty much everywhere. I think Soar is a shade that works for everyone. It adds color to the lips without looking over the top. Yes, I wear it alone like Kylie Jenner, but sadly it only stays on for maybe an hour before it starts fading. It might just be my lips or the fact that this lipliner isn't meant to be worn by itself. Regardless, Soar has earned a permanent place in my handbag/make-up bag.

23 March 2015

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss - #29

Does anyone else think this looks like Topshop's The Damned? But slightly more blue? I need to start keeping track of all the shades I have before my collection becomes too ridiculous. I have to say, though, that I'm crazy about this color. I think it goes really well with my complexion and it's a bright enough shade that it grabs your attention, but it's not too ridiculous.

I think Rimmel has done really well with the Kate Moss collection. There is something for everyone and they're all fairly cheap. I myself own at least 4 shades. No, they're not super long-lasting, but standards can't be too high when you're talking about drugstore products.

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet - Meteoric Matte

I finally picked up one of these coveted Rimmel Lip Velvets while I was at Walgreens a couple of months ago. I don't know when they were released here in the US, though I do know they've been out in the UK for some time under a different moniker. Not sure why they changed the name from Apocalips to Show Off Lip Velvet. Maybe it's so people don't confuse it with Provocalips?

Whatever Rimmel. Your consumers aren't that dumb.

The shade I picked up was Meteoric Matte because I thought it was a shade that would work best on me. It lasted for a few hours on my lips, though I noticed that there was always a little bit of transfer whenever I'd drink from my water bottle. It's not a lot, but I quite prefer when a matte lipstick doesn't transfer at all. It did leave a nice stain on my lips.

Overall, I do like it and if they had more shades that I liked, I'd most likely pick up another. And if you're someone that wants to try liquid lipstick but don't want to spend $15 or more, the Lip Velvets are a good start.

21 March 2015

Topshop Cheek Jelly - Beep

So in doing this post, I realized I hadn't actually swatched the Cheek Jelly on my cheek. But to be honest, I've mostly used it on my lips and that's why I didn't even think about swatching it on my face. They do recommend using it on both lips and cheeks so I swear I'm not using it wrong.

I picked up the Topshop Cheek Jelly in Beep on a whim, without doing any research whatsoever. I knew that would come back to bite me in the behind because I wasn't exactly impressed with it. Don't get me wrong, I do like the way it tints my lips, but I don't think I would waste money on any other shade.

The product itself is pretty pointless and not worth the $14. I bought mine when I was in the UK so the price tag didn't look as unattractive, although I was very much aware of how much it was in US $. It doesn't last all that long on my cheeks (probably because I have oily skin) and it doesn't do much else for my lips either. I still, however, wear it out because it doesn't look terrible on me. It just lasts a total of 8 minutes on me so I have to reapply often.

I definitely would skip this if you're someone with generally oily skin. As a cheek tint, it just will not last. As a lip tint, I don't care for it either. But if you're still curious, I say go ahead and head to your local Topshop ;)