ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Overview & Swatches

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Colourpop recently added a new product to their line, the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks. These lipsticks are right on trend with the rest of the beauty industry right now. They go on as a liquid, but dry to a very matte opaque lip. They are also cheaper than most of their counterparts at only $6 each. I picked up 10 of these to test out for you all. Keep reading to see how they fared!

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Sephora Teint Infusion Foundation First Impression

 

Sephora recently released a new foundation, the Teint Infusion Foundation. As soon as I saw it, I knew that it was supposed to be similar to the recent liquid to powder foundations that a few high end brands have been releasing lately (i.e. YSL Fusion Ink, Lancome Nude Miracle, etc.). The one that I have tried and liked as been the Lancome Nude Miracle Foundation so I wanted to see how this new Sephora foundation measured up. If you’re interested in hearing my thoughts, watch the video below!

Have you tried any of the new liquid to powder, barely-there foundations? If so, what is your favorite?

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Weekly Hit or Miss: The Balm Cindy Lou-Manizer

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L-R: Mary Lou-Manizer, Cindy Lou-Manizer, Betty Lou-Manizer

A couple of months ago, The Balm added another illuminating powder to their lineup. If you are familiar with The Balm Cosmetics, I’m sure you know that some of their most popular products are the “Lou-Manizer’s”. Pretty much every beauty blogger I know owns either Mary Lou-Manizer or Betty Lou-Manizer if not both. Little sister, Cindy Lou-Manizer is the newest addition that is marketed as a blush and subtle highlight. So how does it work on deeper skin? Keep reading if you would like to find out!

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Battle of the Brands: Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipsticks vs. L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint

DSC02039-impThe Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks are starting to pop up everywhere now! With super cute packaging and bright bold colors, its no surprise that they took off. Recently L.A. Girl Released Glazed Lip Paints that look very similar in packaging and color selection to Too Faced. In fact, both ranges contain 6 shades that look very similar at first glance. So which one should you spend your money on? Keep reading to find out!

*Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page if you’re just interested in seeing lip swatches!

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Battle of the Brands: Loreal vs. YSL

DSC01910-impΒ I know I’ve been promising this Battle of the Brands for such a long time, but I’m finally getting it done now! Today’s post will compare the Loreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stains to the YSL Glossy Stains. These products are both supposed to look glossy like lip gloss, but provide the color of sheer lipstick and the lasting power of a stain. Unlike other lip stains, these are supposed to stay glossy the entire time, they don’t dry down to a matte finish. The YSL version came first followed by the Loreal (which is a parent company of YSL Beauty) version. Keep reading to see which version wins this battle!

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Weekly Hit or Miss: Loreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque

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Loreal recently came out with a new huge line of nail polishes, the Loreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque. It comes as a 3 step system that is designed to give you the long lasting shiny finish of a manicure with a gel system, but without the hassle of UV lamps and soaking off the polish. As soon as I saw the display, I was excited because I immediately wondered if they were as good as the Formula X for Sephora system (review here). Keep reading to see if they live up to the claims!

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Nars Sheer Glow vs Nars Radiant Cream Compact Foundation

L-R: Nars Sheer Glow in Cadiz, Nars Cream Compact in Tahoe

Nars Sheer Glow & Nars Radiant Cream Compact

Nars recently released a new cream foundation, the Radiant Cream Compact Foundation. After trying this foundation for awhile I wanted to share a comparison of it and the Nars Sheer Glow foundation which I already owned. The Radiant Cream Compact is said to be a creamy version of Sheer Glow, but I’m not so sure about that. Keep reading for my thoughts and comparisons.

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Make Up Forever Face & Body First Impression

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As some of you may know, Mac Face & Body Foundation is one of my favorite foundations (see HERE) for natural looking glow-y skin. I’ve heard that Make Up Forever’s version is similar, but better so I wanted to try it out. Watch my video below to see my initial thoughts on this foundation (in shade 12, caramel).

Have you tried either Make Up Forever or MAC Face & Body? Which one do you prefer?

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Loreal Miracle Blur Review

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I’ve been interested in this product for a little while now and I finally decided to give it a try when I came across it on sale. The Loreal Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother is designed to “erase the look of wrinkles, lines, & pores” and protect skin from the sun (SPF 30). Keep reading if you would like to know how it measures up to those claims.

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