Stila Countless Color Pigments

Happy fall, everyone!

Omg. I can’t believe I’ve been gone for two weeks. YIKES!!!  I feel so awful, but let’s face it, high school has been kicking my butt.

My birthday was on the tenth, and I got some beautiful gifts.

I introduce to you, STILA COUNTLESS COLOR PIGMENTS! Gather ’round, gather ’round!

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Obviously, they’re gorgeous. They come with a lot of product in the pan, swirled around together to create a really pretty effect. To me, they look like little planets. Cuuuuute.

Stila is a high-end brand I haven’t experimented with very much, and I was excited to try these!

I got two colors, “Tie Dye” (the blue-purple-pink one) and “Lyric” (the orange-peach-pink one). For pigmentation, they both are pretty equal. The powder comes off silky and creamy, blending seamlessly and staying put for a long time. There’s no glitter or any shimmer, just a lightly satiny finish.

Here’s an up-close look at Tie Dye.

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These colors are FREAKING BEAUTIFUL.

Swirled together, it’s like a peacock-color. (I don’t really know how else to describe it!) What I like about these pigments is that you can wear the colors separate, or blend them together. Unfortunately, I can’t really wear this to school. It’s a bit much for every day…I’ll save it for homecoming! ;}

Next is Lyric.

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I’ve used this one a lot these past couple weeks. Some of you might be like “Whuuut. PINK on the eyes? Gurrrl that’s cray cray.”

But this looks really nice, I swear! It’s not harsh at all, it just gives your eyes a sweet, tender blush. When I’m in a hurry, I’ll put a little on my cheeks too!

That’s all I have for today, ladies. I’ll be back with a fall look really soon, with a couple little posts in between.

Have a great afternoon! ❤

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MAC Candy Yum Yum, Y’alls!!

Hello my darlings!

I recently bought some MAC lipsticks in the mail, and the legendary “Candy Yum Yum” was one of them. Let me tell you…it is CARAAAZAYY-bright!

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I mean, HOT DAYYUM look at that bullet!

It’s glowing FRICKIN’ neon!

..how is this supposed to look good on my face?

I got a HUGE recommendation from Tyme The Infamous on Youtube, who raved over this lipstick.  Of course, she was a woman of color, and it looked great on her.

However, it is nearly neon. On some of us, chances are it’ll look pretty strange.

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As you can see from the swatch, it is an intense hot-pink with a purple undertone. It’s supposed to be a matte formula, but it’s more like a velvet finish that isn’t too drying.

In Tyme’s words, “It’s like MAC pigment on the lips.”

When I put it on, I was expecting to feel so glamorous! But the sad thing is…I’m not sure if the color works on my skin.

IMG_2987I mean, it makes my lips look really full…

But what do you guys think?

OVER ALL: This is a fun lipstick and will add great variety to your collection! I suggest you try it on first, though, because it looks different on everyone.

If you’re a darker-skinned girl, chances are it’ll look STUNNING on you!

P.S: Sorry for slacking off and not reviewing this for a while. Everything’s a bit hectic right now.

Love you guys and talk to you soon! Pinky-swear.

See ya, Curly-Fries.

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Dupe for a dupe?

Hey guys!

Soo, as you know, the Maybelline Color Tattoo thingy was very hyped up in the beauty world. Very creamy, long-wearing, but known to fade. A possible dupe for MACs Paint Pots.

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They usually cost about 7-8 dollars. But what if I told you, I had a DUPE for a dupe that costed about 5 or 6 bucks? That’s more portable than the Color Tattoos. That has such similar colors, it’s crazy!!!

Well…everyone give a round of applause to the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeshadow Sticks! Image

They’re creamy, easy to blend, easy to build, long-wearing, and so pigmented it knocked my socks off. I have “Paranoid Purple” and “Tempting Turquoise”. The purple shade is very, very dark eggplant purple, and the turquoise shade is bright, sort of shimmery, and BEAUTIFUL. It’s very “POW!”, ya know?

If you want a full review, let me know, guys!

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Sugarpill

Hey bubbly little blog-buddies!!

Here’s a brand I really really love, but I don’t hear a lot of people talk about.

The pictures are courtesy of Sugarpill Cosmetics, one of the most crazy-pigmented, fun brands I know!

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I especially love this look ^

It’s very “circus-performer meets living doll”, with a few statement pieces, including the two adorable bows in her hair! I love how her makeup didn’t really take anything away from her clothes, it all had a nice balance. YES, the falsies on the bottom lashes may have been a bit much for everyday, but take away those and it’s easily more wearable.

So..yeah. I just wanted to share!

Have fun exploring.

And check out Sugarpill’s Facebook page and website to find some crazy inspirations!

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MAC Mini-Haul

Aloha my beautifuls!

I recently went to my Macy’s to purchase a couple MAC lipsticks I’d had my eye on for a while. (By a couple, I really mean four.)

I got Viva Glam V, Rebel, MAC Red, and Up The Amp, four beautiful, classic MAC staples. This is going to be what I like to call it, a “bite-sized mini-hall”. It’s going to be short, sweet, and simple; BITE-SIZED. Enjoy!

Up The Amp:

Such a gorgeous lavender-violet, that can look really soft or really powerful and peppy. It’s a refreshing, unique, ladylike color, that can sometimes look more lilac than violet on the lips.

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It sort of reminds me of candy, unicorns, cupcakes, flowers or pop-stars, something bright and slightly magical, glamorous and fun!

Viva Glam V: 

This is a buttery, delicious nude that reminds me of something sweet. It makes your lips look plump and healthy, and has enough shimmer to where it isn’t noticeable or unflatteringly frosty.

MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick See the very fine gold glitter? It’s not your average, boring nude, it’s the perfect MLBB (My Lips But Better), and has a nice sheen, giving your pout dimension!

Rebel: 

OHHHHHH MY GOSHNESSS! Can anyone say hello gorgeous?? This is THE PERFECT color for me. It’s an easy to layer, creamy, flattering color that can look rebellious, edgy, and elegant all at once…..it’s perfect! When I apply it, it instantly makes me feel very “va-va-voom”, “bow-chicka-wow-wow”,  and just plain confident! A lipstick like THAT deserves a gold star.

IMG_1275 Depending on your skin tone, it will bring different things out. On my skin, it brought out my golden undertones, and my warm brown eyes. On cooler-toned girls, it would totally make a ethereal, porcelain complexion stand out, and this would also look stunning on a darker complexion.

MAC Red: 

Finally found the perfect, classic red! This is definitely a new must-have for me. It’s a bright, classic red that some describe as “cool” or “bluish”, but it actually looks really beautiful on my warm-nuetral complexion! It is such a classic, iconic color with a stunning formula, that will make you feel just like the glam, Hollywood beauty, Marilyn Monroe.

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Anyway, it looks cherry-red in the tube, but you can tone down the color to make it more of a stain if you’d like. This is WAAAY brighter than Russian Red F.I.Y, and I know I will love it forever!

Anyway my darlings, I hope you liked this short-and-sweet “mini-haul”. These are all gorgeous colors that I really reccommend, and if you try them, let me know how you liked them! Anyway, it’s snacky-snack time for me, and I’ll be back soon. Ciao!

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