Small Beauty Haul

WELCOME, welcome, one and all, to Isabella’s short beauty haul! I promise to keep it short and sweet!

BUT FIRST, I have quite a tale to share with you.

When I went out and found these things, I was quite…um…apprehensive. I bought them at a factory outlet mall, in a place called “Cosmetics Company Store”.

It was a very shady place, the testers were all MUTILATED, (the cream shadows were either dried out or completely melted, the lipsticks had chunks taken out of them, ect.), plus, all the cosmetics were really dirty. Everything was smeared with mascara, including some of their makeup pouches on display, and some brands (example: MAC) had products from old lines that were discontinued YEARS ago.

Anyway, I walked away with two items I’m very happy with. Thankfully.

One was from Bobbi Brown (my first product from her line!), and the next was from Smashbox.

 

The thing I got from Bobbi Brown was a “pot rouge for the lips and cheeks”, in the color “Raspberry”, a wonderful, rich, berry color. It’s great.

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As you can see, it comes in a cute compact that’s small enough to fit in your jeans pocket. The color that comes off can be quite rich, or sheer, depending on how you layer it. I prefer the “stained” look. Thanks to the moisturizing formula, it makes you lips look really full, healthy, and soft. IMG_2559

 (Sorry for my pasty, winter skin! Hopefully this spring break I can get tan!)

The next thing I picked up was a Smashbox “eyelights” palette in “Flash”.

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It has classic Smashbox packaging: Very sleek, matte, and black, with the signature “Smashbox” across the front. The colors are beautiful, and they include a light, golden peach, a mauve pink, and a mossy green. They come off rich, metallic, AND can be used wet or dry! HOLLA!

Anyway..I’m really happy to share my haul with you (plus reviews!) I hope they were helpful!

Mwah. Tootles!

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My Favorite Nude Lipstick on Planet Earth

Hey guys, I’d like to show you something very special…

Out of all my lipsticks, creams and shimmers, glosses, pencils and other miscellaneous lip products, this is my favorite nude out of them all. She’s stuck by me for a loooong time.

This is maybe my most favorite lipstick EVER.

I’d like to introduce you to Smashbox’s “Be Legendary” Lipstick in “Chai”. Gaahd, I love her so.

It’s a creamy, warm, peachy-toned nude that’s PERFECT. It’s not too light, or too pink, or too fleshy-toned. It’s sort of a yellow-toned, brown-peachy chocolate color. It’s not as dead-looking as the swatches on the Smashbox website.

This is my actual tube:

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As you can tell, it’s a bit worn down. I used to wear this color every day and night, because it’s the kind of nude that can look dramatic or subtle. It’s glossy, it’s creamy, it’s LUXURIOUS. If you have cool under tones, or prefer beige or pinky nude lipsticks, this wouldn’t work for you.

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On my hand it looks a lot like milk chocolate, but on my skin it looks way different. It looks a bit rosier. Not as brown. To me, instead of “Chai”, the name “Chocolate Peach” is a lot more fitting. Or maybe “Coco Peach”. IDK. Something chocolate and peachy. It sounds delicious anyway :}

I purchase this at Sephora. But you can also purchase them here! Go Smashbox!!!!

Anyway…peace out guys! What’s your favorite nude lipstick? You can leave your faves in the comments!

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The Wonderful World of Lipstick

Oooh lipstick, you’re so auhmayzing! So creamy and sweet and beautiful!

Anyway, hey my cuddly wuddlies! This is going to be a miscellaneous collection of reviews of some of my FAVORITE lipsticks. Like, ever. On this whole wide Earth. Or universe. Or whatevs.

OKAY #1: MAC Lipstick (Cremesheens)

  AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH they’re great! They’re really..well, creamy! (Hence the name, hehe)  My favorite is the shade “Hot Gossip”, which is a nice, light pink with touches of lilac-plum. Honestly, it looks warmer in the bullet, but it would still work for a variety of skin-tones because it’s not really cool.

Image Okay so the MAC lipsticks are amazing, period. They smell like freaking vanilla cupcakes, rainbows, candy, and HAPPINESS!!!! And they’re like BUTTAH. And dat color selection! I mean, dammmnn.

NUMBA 2: Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick 

These are super moisturizing and super pigmented! They are, like, three dollars more than the MAC ones, and not that different from Cremesheens, but these are some amazing formulas.

For one, they make your lips look plump, juicy, and hydrated. For two, they have colors for everyone! And for three, they stay on through eating/drinking/talking/kissing. They’re pretty sensational.

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And, a plus, they’re really beautiful, especially on camera. The colors are certainly legendary!

BOW-CHICKA-WOW-WOW #4: Clinique Buttershine Lipstick  

Mmm, these are great! It’s like an amped-up, better-quality version of the Revlon Lip Butters! Only way more pigmented and long-wearing, and with a better range of shades.

The name, “Buttershine”, makes you think it would slip and slide, right? Wrooong! It can stick to your pout WITHOUT drying down to an oddly-matte finish, and is so rich in formula there’s no need for a balm underneath.  Image

My favorite color is berry blush, because it’s like the perfect “my lips but better” shade.

Anyway, thanks a lot (if you managed to read this through), and I really, really hope I’m not posting to a blank wall! I’ll be back in a couple days with a MAC haul, and maybe a few things in between. I hope you have a gorgeous, gorgeous day!

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