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If you do a search on this site, you’ll find that I am a huge fan of Beauty Junkees.  While I’ve been a little out of sorts lately, there is one thing for sure… I’m loving the new goodies that Beauty Junkees has rolled out over the last few months.  Since May I’ve been testing out some new finds and I’m very excited to share them with you.  If you haven’t tried anything from Beauty Junkees yet, seriously – what are you waiting for?

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Beauty Junkees collection of goodies really has evolved over the last year and I’m always excited to share with all of you what I’ve had the opportunity to try.  This post may be a long one because I have a lot to share, so be prepared for that.  It’s picture heavy – but hey, we all love a little makeup and eye candy, right?  Let’s get into it.

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Let’s start off with Beauty Junkees brand new Matte Liquid Lipsticks.  They retail for $14.97 each and are very different from others on the market.  They are water resistant so these make the perfect selection for hitting the beach without sacrificing color on your lips.  They’ll last you all day.  They are lightweight and feel really comfortable on the lips.  They go on smooth, dry fast and are non-sticky.  I love that they offer 3x the pigment than other liquid lipsticks currently available and offer a strain that feels good on.  Made in the USA and paraben-free, gluten-free and of course – cruelty-free.

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The shades I have swatched for you above are (left to right):  Soul Mate, Metallic Sorbet and Dinner Party.

These liquid lippies are available in six gorgeous colors – Amaretto, Caramel Latte, Dinner Party, Metallic Sorbet, Soul Mate and Vampirette.  There’s a color for anyone and a small but perfect range of shades for most if not all skin tones.

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These lippies come in pretty fun frosted packaging and have easy to use doe foot applicators.  The application is a breeze and I didn’t notice any streaking or smudges once it set on the lips.  I like that you can top these with a gloss if you want a shiny look or wear on its own.  These lippies are quite long lasting and overall, considering the price point and how nice they feel on, I’m pretty impressed.

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Lip gloss sets and a great Vitamin E lippy are also on the list of lusts from Beauty Junkees new roll out.  Let’s start with the Vitamin E Moisture Stick since it literally has been a favorite thing for me to use lately.  Perfect for dry and chapped lips, this lip balm (retailing for $10.00) has been my go-to.  Made with Vitamin E to help soothe and heal the lips and provide you with relief from minor sunburns while protecting the lips so you can enjoy fun in the sun.  With long term use, the Vitamin E helps to block free radicals from damaging the skin cells and leaves your lips hydrated and moisturized.  Paraben Free, Gluten Free, and Cruelty-Free as well as made in the USA.  While this lip balm is in simplistic packaging, I think you’ll find that it will literally be a favorite once your lips feel it.  No funky tastes or feel… just soft smooth lips.  This has also been a favorite for me to use on top of any of my drying matte lipsticks to help rehydrate.

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Because these are minis, they are travel and purse friendly, but there is still a lot of product that you can get out of these beauties.

The mini lip glosses also come in a 3pc. set.  Mint Lip Gloss Sets are available in two different selections – Kissable and Loveable.  I got the Loveable collection.  I’m not a big gloss fan, if you have been around here a while, you know this about me.  But I love a gloss that is perfect on the go, hydrating and not sticky.  Well, these definitely do all of those for me.  Retailing for $14.97, you get a 3 piece set that includes:  Mint Sugar Glaze (matte finish) which goes on clear with a slight hint of peach, Mint Blossom (matte finish) has a mauve plum tint and Mint Charming (shimmer finish) that has a rose mauve pink tint.  They are sheer glosses that go on smooth and are non-stick.  These have been perfect for me to wear alone or to top my favorite matte lippy.

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Beauty Junkees also released Eye Shadow Quads that includes four single shadows in magnetic refill pans.  Each pan is 26mm (the perfect size to fill your makeup kit) and while they do not currently come in a quad, they are ready to be placed in a magnetic palette of your choice.  (You can check out the one that Beauty Junkees offers here)

This particular collection of shades is called:  From The Stars Metallic Collection Eye Shadow Quad

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The colors you see swatches above (left to right) are:  Star Gazing, Star Bright, Constellation, and Star Field.

These gorgeous metallic shades are some of my favorites from Beauty Junkees and I love how buttery and pigmented these shadows are.  If you are looking to try some gorgeous neutral shades from the brand, I definitely suggest checking these out.

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The Totally 80’s Collection Eye Shadow Quad offers fun and bold shades that are perfect for the rocker in your or for summer eye looks.  This collection includes 4 single eye shadow pans in Break Dancing (Matte), Leg Warmers (Pearlized), Totally Awesome (Matte) and That’s So Rad (Matte Pearl).

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Swatched above from left to right:  Break Dancing, That’s So Rad, Leg Warmers, Totally Awesome.  These particular shadows apply nicely on the eyes and are beautiful and bold over a good sticky base.  I apologize for how soft the swatches look on my arm.  Because I’m a little darker skin and I swatch without primer, the colors did not show up as well.  But, they are quite pretty on the eyes for sure.

Each Quad retails for $19.97.

Now, let’s talk Blush and Highlight Duo, shall we?  I’ve added these gorgeous beauties to my collection of blushes and highlights from Beauty Junkees (which you can see) but I wanted to let you know that if you purchased the Matte Blush and lightly frosted highlighter as a duo, that would cost $14.97 – a major steal.

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I currently have the Peach Petal Collection (Peach Petal Blush & Pow! Highlighter) and Mauve Mist Collection ( Mauve Mist Blush and Pink Parfait Highlighter)

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Peach Petal Collection – Peach Petal Blush & POW! Highlighter.  This is the perfect summer blush and highlighter duo for me and I’ve been getting a ton of use out of these gorgeous beauties.  If you are looking for some color with a hint of shimmer, these would be perfect for you.  I think these shades look especially nice on a warm skin tone.

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Mauve Mist Collection is also gorgeous. It includes Mauve Mist Blush and Pink Parfait Highlighter.  I love Mauve Mist blush on me because it works so well with my deeper skin tone, and offers the perfect flush of color.  Pink Parfait is a cool toned highlighter – I tend to use warmer tones or a blend of golds, but it’s still gorgeous on the cheekbones.  It offers a gleam of highlight without looking too “Bam! What?!” when wearing it.  It does have a little more shimmer than POW!  but it’s still gorgeous nonetheless.  If you’re interested in frosted highlighters but you want something that you can build up – you’ll enjoy this one.

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Each blush and highlighter offer a great range of color for a lot of skin tones and I love that they are super pigmented.  The highlighters can be a bit dusty and have fall out, so make sure you tap off the excess before applying to the face.  Also – since the highlighters are so pigmented, I highly suggest using a fan brush or light hand when applying.  The blushes while pigmented can be applied with a light hand for a flush of color to the cheeks or with a little more pressure for a bolder look.

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Like I’ve mentioned before, it’s no secret that Beauty Junkees is a brand I truly love.  Their brushes are my go-to’s and I haven’t bought any high-end brushes since.  I love the overall quality of their cosmetic line and I absolutely enjoy seeing a small, woman run business expand their products to include some of my favorite tools and makeup items.  If I had to choose one favorite item to try, it would be near to impossible.  I hope that providing you with a few of the ones I’ve been working and playing with the last several months will help.  Oh – let’s not forget about their sponges too… I won’t buy another expensive beauty blender again thanks to Beauty Junkees.

Check out some of my past posts I’ve done on Beauty Junkees products:

Eye Shadow Singles

Empty Magnetic Palette, Lip Exfoliator, Contour & Highlight Pencils and more

Makeup Brush for Eyes and Face

So, how about you?  Do you have any of Beauty Junkees products on your radar to try?  I definitely suggest heading on over to their website (listed above) to check out what they have to offer.  There are many items I have tried from the brand that I can’t stop raving about and I highly suggest checking them out.  If you’re interested in something but need a little advice, feel free to comment or message me and we can discuss personally.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

 

 

 


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While I have quite an extensive collection of cosmetics, I think one of my all-time favorite products would have to be lippies.  I have my fair share of gorgeous lip products I love and I absolutely swoon over new ones that come my way too.  There is not a lipstick, gloss or balm I don’t fancy and I love checking out new brands as well.  Today, well – it’s no exception!  I want to share with you Highlight Cosmetics Liquid Matte Lipstick and hopefully you found something new to check out too.

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I was recently introduced to Highlight Cosmetics.  Highlight Cosmetics is a highend brand that was created to express the power of makeup.  Their goal was to contribute to a boost of confidence for all women, all around the world.  They used outer beauty and inner beauty as factors of their inspiration and worked hard to create products that offered quality for their customers, ensuring that each customer is looking and feeling beautiful.

Highlight currently offers 10 gorgeous and vibrant shades of liquid lipstick.  The matte liquid lipsticks are long lasting and non-transferrable leaving your lips smooth with a velvet lipstick.  Highlight’s liquid lipsticks are suitable for all skin tones, and offer ingredients that are high quality, consisting of different oils that will maintain its natural color while helping your lips to retain moisture and smoothness.

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I got to try Ruby Royalty – a gorgeous deep burgundy red that is a matte lip with a slight metallic finish.  This lipstick is VERY pigmented, but super smooth and easy to apply.  It has a great soft velvet feel that I’m really enjoying and while it does kiss off, it lasts long on the lips.  I can easily get 4 – 6 hours of wear time with normal fading before I have to touch up.  I’ve been able to eat food and drink without any huge issues and just some fading as well.  After 6 or more hours, while I did have fading, it faded nicely (no weird and funky line on the inside of my lips).  I love that this doesn’t transfer on me, which is a huge thing because my husband doesn’t like lipstick on his lips and he has given me no complaints.  This lipstick doesn’t have that traditional matte liquid lipstick feel and is not drying on the lips at all.  It’s comfortable and offers beautiful opaque pigment so you get one swipe with gorgeous color.

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The formula of this lipstick is quite interesting.  If you’re expecting a dry-matte lipstick or something that will dry out your lips, then this is not it.  Since the lipstick has a satin feel – I suggest applying slowly to ensure that you get an even application.  The formula itself has a mousse like texture, kind of like a creamy matte, not a liquid.  I love that this product is definitely comfortable on the lips.  You can feel that it dries down, but it doesn’t leave my lips feeling like I have 100 layers of liquid lipstick on.  My lips are soft and the product is quite light weight.

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Ingredients: Isododecane Cyclopentasiloxane Trimethylsiloxysilicate Beeswax (Cera Alba) Dimethicone Kaolin Disteardimonium Hectorite VP/Hexadecene Copolymer Octyldodecanol Polybutene Silica Silylate C18-36 Acid Triglyceride Propylene Carbonate Phenoxyethanol Stearalkonium Hectorite Ethylhexylglycerin Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Oil Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 Tocopheryl Acetate Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Laminaria Ochroleuca (Kelp) Extract Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract Camellia Oleifera (White Tea) Leaf Extract MAY CONTAIN: +/- Mica (CI 77019) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492) D&C Red 27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410:2) FD&C Yellow No 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140:1) Carmine (CI 75470) FD&C Blue No 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090) D&C Red No 6 (CI 15850) FD&C Red 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850:1)

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I would have loved to see a much darker, more deeper toned red in the collection, but I’m hoping that Highlight comes out with many more colors.  Overall, I do really enjoy Ruby Royalty and I’ve already been eyeing some of the other shades in the collection.  You can find a selection of neutrals, reds and pinks available – metallic and completely matte.

The NATURAL infusion of TURMERIC, GREEN TEA, WHITE TEA, SEA KELP, and a BENEFIT PEPTIDE will give your lips a soft, moist, and smooth finish.

Each Highlight Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick retails for $25.00.  The tube of lipstick includes a Net. Wt. of 4g / .14 fl.oz. and is encased in a gorgeous tube.  The packaging is fabulous and I love that it has that faux lipstick look, giving you the impression that you are pulling out an actual lipstick bullet… ha ha, trust me, I did try initially to do so.

Highlight Cosmetics is Made in the USA is cruelty free, gluten free, paraben free and non toxic.

Check out Highlight Cosmetics here: http://highlightcosmetics.com/

Have you  heard of  Highlight Cosmetics before?  If so, have you tried it?  Also, are you currently into liquid lipsticks?  Do you think you would like the formulation of these?

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Almost two months ago, I posted about a set of matte liquid lipsticks on Snapchat and everyone was excited to hear about it.  It’s been a while since then and I have finally had the chance to get through the whole set of goodies to share with all of you.  Matte lipsticks are so popular now a days and there are so many types and colors from different brands.  Today I share with you these gorgeous lippies from BHüe Beauty.  BHüe is a line of crowd-sourced beauty products that are formulated to enhance your natural beauty so you can stand out in a room.  Let’s take a look at these gorgeous shades, shall we?

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BHüe offers Liquid Matte Lipsticks in 7 gorgeous shades to suit any skin tone or personality.  Each Matte Liquid Lipstick retails for $18.00 which is a pretty hefty cost in my opinion for the amount of product you receive in each tube of lipstick.  I was unable to find the actual amount per product, but each tube seems to be about 1/2 the amount of product than a regular liquid lipstick that you see on the market today.

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Each liquid lipstick comes with a doe foot applicator and I love the packaging.  It is simplistic but perfect for travel or tossing into your purse.  I also love the fact that each name is labeled at the bottom of the tube and these are really the type of liquid lipsticks that you can easily finish if you find a color you love.  I think that while they are a little high in cost for the amount, packaging and product quality would be worth the cost if there was a bit more product.

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Left to Right: Natural Nude, Pink Rose, Berry Fuchsia, Pretty Penny, Poppy Red, True Red, Metal Diva

These liquid lipsticks are very pigmented and offer bright and bold colors on the lips with one swipe.  They apply like a liquid cream lipstick or lip cream so they feel comfortable on the lips.  While they do not completely set down (they are not tacky but do not dry down to a harsh dry finish), they are long lasting and water-resistant.  I especially just love the fact that I can wear them with hours without my lips feeling cracked or so dry that they hurt.  I remove them with a makeup remover wipe or with a little coconut oil and they come off easily.  There is slight transfer when eating and drinking – but still last and offer a moisturizing feel on the lips without my lips hurting.

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Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Natural Nude, Pink Rose, Berry Fuchsia, Pretty Penny, Poppy Red, True Red, Metal Diva & Chameleon Pink Tinted Lip Balm

The liquid lipstick formula is infused with Vitamin E to ensure your lips will feel moisturized all day – no matter the color you choose.  I highly suggest you line your lips with a transparent lip liner or one that is similar in shade to the liquid lipstick you have, but it is not necessary or required – I’m just a creature of habit.

Ingredient Listing: Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica Silylate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mica, Flavor, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultra Marine (CI 77007), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

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I also got to try BHüe’s Tinted Lip Balm in Chameleon Pink which retails for $17.  This fun lip balm comes in a slider rectangular tin and is strawberry scented.  It’s a completely clear jelly lip balm that leaves my lips moisturized and gradually creates a soft rosy pink sheen on the lips giving me a fresh-faced look, perfect for summer.  You can apply it to your lips with your fingers or use the travel lip brush that’s included for precise application.  I love this thing… it has made my June favorites because it leaves my lips moisturized and creates a pretty hue for me to rock out this summer.

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Oh – a little tip, the more you press and smack your lips, the more pink the formula becomes.  I tend to press my lips together a lot, so sometimes my lips can turn to a really bright pink where as other times, well – they will just be a soft “your lips but better” kind of pink.

The tinted lip balm contains avocado and macadamia oil that will keep your lips hydrated. Once in contact with your lips, the formula will change from clear to pink.  My lips feel hydrated and moisturized all day long when I wear this tinted lip balm on its own.  Packaging makes it easy to apply and I love that it includes a little lip brush for application.  I do not suggest using this lip balm on your lips prior to applying the matte liquid lipsticks without blotting your lips first, otherwise the lipsticks will move all over on your lips and create a mess.

Ingredient listing: Diisostearyl Malate Polyisobutene Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate Silica Dimethyl Silylate Hydroxystearic Acid Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil Fragrance May Contain Red 27

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BHüe is a cosmetic brand for those who blend their makeup – but refuse to blend into the crowd.  They offer cool products for those who want to compliment being their best with looking best.  They say… “It’s not about contouring, but about confidence.”

“BHüe’s manifesto is to be fearless. Be bold. Be the best version of yourself. BHüe.”

I’ve absolutely enjoyed trying out these lip products over the last two months and have really enjoyed mixing them with my eye looks and creating fun and bold lips for summer.  I love that the range of shades they have available make great ones for any time of the year and they will certainly go well for any skin tone.  I do enjoy a great liquid lipstick, but I think what I love the most about these is that they are so comfortable on the lips – that I can wear them all day, remove them and my lips still feel soft.  They can leave behind a bit of a stain with some of the shades, but overall – I’m impressed.  I mentioned the price being a bit high for my liking, but considering it is a crowd-sourced brand, I understand the reasoning behind the cost.  I can’t say I would purchase these at full price, but I can’t say I wouldn’t either.  The colors are gorgeous, super pigmented and I do enjoy them and those that know me or read this blog, know that if I really enjoy something – I may change my mind and purchase it later even if I said I wouldn’t.

The lip balm – definitely a favorite of mine and one I enjoy.  I have gotten a lot of use out of this product and I know it’s something I would buy again, knowing how great my lips feel and how cool the colors change on my lips.  This lip balm is functional for me, especially during the summer when I don’t use much but makeup and lip balm anyway.  It keeps my lips soft and moisturized all day long with is a HUGE plus in my book.

BHüe is a small company and I haven’t seen a huge buzz around the brand or their products as of yet, but I do think that they have a great product that will turn heads.  The quality of these lip products definitely warrant the price tag and my lips just absolutely enjoy how they feel on.  Have you heard of BHüe before?  If so, what are your thoughts on the company?  If not, do you think this is something you would want to check out?  What do you think about the price?  Comment below and let me know.

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I’ll be honest, I didn’t think that I would write about these, but since I already filmed the video review and it’s been sitting in my Que for release for a few weeks now, I figured that I would write one anyway.  My opinions haven’t changed since first trying these lippies and I doubt that they will.  Let’s get on with it – shall we?  Today I’m talking to you about the Wet n Wild Color Icon Metallic Liquid Lipsticks from the Limited Edition Lost in the Wild Flowers collection.

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The Wet n Wild Color Icon Metallic Liquid Lipsticks from the Lost in the Wild Flowers collection showed up in my local Walgreens about a month (or more) ago and I found four shades available.  The display was quite picked through so I’m not quite sure if there are more colors available, but I picked up what my Walgreens had and I was really excited to get my hands on them.  Retailing for just $3.99 these metallic liquid lipsticks were a part of a limited edition collection that included nail polishes and some blush and highlighters (or that is what I seen in the display) and I decided I would only pick up the lipsticks.

Now this new craze of metallic liquid lipsticks seem to be hitting quite a few companies and brands as they are being released all over the internet and you may have already seen different brands like Kylie Jenner and Milani – even ColourPop recently released a set of them.  I was quite excited to try one that was affordable.  After bringing the four shades home with me, I immediately began to swatch each one.

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The packaging is adorable and I love how small it is while still packing in a good amount of product.  The doe foot applicator is also quite nice.  It has a slight dip in the applicator allowing you to apply the product to your lips easily and ensuring the product hugs your lips to create shape.  It reminds me of the Jordana Sweet Cream liquid lipstick applicator which I talk about in this post here.  The only difference is that the one from Wet n Wild, the applicator is a little more on the fluffier side, but it still makes applying the product a breeze.

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Left to Right: Peony Express, Indigo Your Own Way, Chrysanthemum’s the Word, Coming Up Roses

If you are looking for a lip product that is much like a gloss, you may like this particular lippy.  This reminds me of a glittery gloss with a similar texture.  It’s kind of odd to me to be honest and applying it on my lips – while the colors are pigmented, it looked weird and felt uncomfortable.  This is not a liquid lipstick texture I would prefer.  It reminds me of a gel like lip gloss formula with shimmer and metallic flecks.

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Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Peony Express, Chrysanthemum’s the Word, Indigo Your Own Way, Coming Up Roses

Longevity… I couldn’t say that these lasted AT ALL.  They kiss off very easily and drinking or eating anything really left a mess behind.  While they do have nice pigment and color, I hate that when I wipe it off my lips, it leaves that metallic shimmer behind which settles into the fine lines and cracks in my lips.  It’s unattractive and really emphasizes all those lines on my lips whether at it’s full pigmentation or faded.  I also haven’t seen any other colors available in this line and while I’m not a fan, maybe a different color selection would make for a different opinion.  All of the shades have a blue base to them, which is not my favorite to wear – especially if they have a shimmer or metallic look to them.

 

Since they are so affordable, I think they would definitely be a great topper for a matte lipstick or something fun to wear.  They oddly remind me of my childhood – which by the way, I am a child of the 80s and a teen of the 90s, so that says a lot about the shade range and finish.  While I was able to apply the lip products and get color from them, there is a lot of streaky color application and sometimes I felt like I was applying more and more but rubbing off color at the same time.  While these are cheap, unless you have something fun planned for them – I don’t think they would be used well for every day or even special occasions.  I have had MANY Wet n Wild lippies over the years and these definitely made the “eh” list because I have them so I’ll try to make use of them, but I’m not a fan and don’t think I will be.  If I had to absolutely choose one out of the whole bunch, I think “Coming Up Roses” – the darkest shade in the bunch, would probably be my favorite – though, I wouldn’t exactly use the word “favorite”.  One I know I would be able to make use of is the purple shade – Indigo Your Own Way.  When it comes to the metallic part in that particular lipstick, it lends for the glitter to be more wearable then the rest.

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In the packaging, these look like absolutely beautiful colors and I think they are… but for me personally, I think they just were not the right fit.  At under $4.00 each – the price point is nice and I’m sure I’ll figure out a way to make use of them.  Have you tried these yet and if so, what are your thoughts?  If you haven’t, do you think you’ll be checking any of these out.

Click here to watch my video as I walk you through my thoughts and swatches: https://youtu.be/v1E7hCMtpQs

I have always been a fan of Wet n Wild and I’m really enjoying their new releases I’ve seen hitting the stores lately, but this particular set I think could use some improvements.  Texture, longevity and overall formulation could use some changes and are certainly to be desired.  While this is my opinion of these liquid lipsticks from Wet n Wild, that doesn’t change my general opinion of the brand, and I do still enjoy what WnW offers.

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Now, it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Jordana Cosmetics.  While I haven’t tried every single thing sold by the brand, I love and enjoy many of the products that they offer like their Easyliner for eyes and lips, their Modern Matte Lipsticks, 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencils (absolute favorite) and Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara (hands down holy grail product), to name a few.  Jordana’s products are not only affordable, but they really are well made.  If you’ve been following me a while, you may have seen the 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencils and Best Lash Extreme in various looks and tutorials over the last several years.

Recently, I walked into my local Walgreens and much to my amazement I seen a Jordana display in the “new products section” with goodies I needed to get my hands on.  I was a bit bummed as I really didn’t see these talked about much yet (where have I been lately, huh? lol) and the display was a bit picked through already, leaving me with three colors of the new Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color and two colors of the Made to Last Liquid Eyeshadow.  Today I’m going to be sharing my thoughts on each of these, swatches and more – so read on if you’re interested in the details.  Not into reading today?  Don’t worry – I also have a video you can watch that details all of the same stuff so you can watch that video here.

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The first product set I’m going to talk about is the Jordana Made to Last Liquid Eyeshadows (Net. wt. 0.23 oz / 6.5g).  These liquid eye shadows come in at least six different neutral type shades (by neutral I mean shades in brown hues, golds, champagnes and bronze).  They retail on Jordana’s website for $4.99 but I did buy mine for $3.99 at my local Walgreens.  These interesting eye shadows have a smooth liquid feel that really melts onto the lid and are saturated with vibrant, show stopping color.  Each shade that I have seen so far has a metallic / shimmery look to them which Jordana states that each shadow is decorated with light-reflecting pearls.  Jordana says that these are stay-all-day shadow that is crease-proof and water resistant.

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These liquid eye shadows have an interesting applicator.  The shape reminds me of that of an arrow head but I was amazed at how nicely it applied, with it’s pointed tip I was able to get product into my inner corner of my eye with ease.  The formula of the eyeshadow is very liquid like but blendable.  It’s creamy but still has more of a liquid like texture over cream and I really like that it has a built in applicator.  Honestly, I love the color range and love how easy it is to not only apply but perfect for applying your eyeshadow on the go.   Jordana states that this is crease-proof and water-resistant, but I honestly didn’t experience such.  I must apply a light layer to keep from the product creasing (even over eye shadow primer) and it didn’t seem water resistant to me because when my eyes teared, glitter got everywhere.  This does offer quite a bit of glitter left behind on the eye and while it didn’t hurt or bother my sensitive eyes as all (it is a nice cosmetic grade type of glitter – small and doesn’t hurt the eye) I figured I would let you know.

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The colors I got were Dusk Till Bronze (05) and Immortal Metal (03).  Each of these shades is gorgeous and really make for a stunning combination on the eye.  While I did get creasing when using this product, I found that the lighter the application (maybe using a synthetic eye shadow brush) will help with that issue.  But using directly out of the tube with the included applicator is a bit hard to work with the product since so much comes out on the applicator at first.  I still really enjoy these products and plan to make much more use out of them… since they are perfect for days when I want to put on makeup and a little sparkle, but need to be quick.  These are convenient and very very pigmented in one swipe.  At the price point, I think they are surely worth checking them out and I plan to pick up a few more shades.

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Do you consider yourself more of a lippy lover than an eyeshadow addict?  Well then, let’s talk about the Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color (Net. Wt. 0.11oz / 3g) which retails for $4.99 on Jordana’s website and I purchased mine at Walgreens for the same price.  The website shows that there are 12 colors available and I picked up three (very bold) shades to try out.  These liquid lip colors are pretty interesting in that they not only have a sweet scent to them, but the ones I have literally smell like their respective names.  I don’t think they have much of a flavor to them on the lips though.  These lip colors start off as a liquid when applied to your pout and melt and dry down into a matte finish.  It feels really nice on the lips, not drying as I would have expected from a liquid lipstick that is under $5.00.  It feels mousse and cream like when applied to the lips and I love that they are infused with a drop of Vitamin A to keep them comfortable while wearing.  They do dry down matte but I still find that they don’t settle into the lines of my lips as much as other liquid lipsticks do.

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The applicator that comes with the liquid lip color has an interesting curve to it – which oddly makes application a lot easier than I thought it would.  It hugs the lips nicely and spreads the color fairly evenly in one swipe.  You get kapow and bam color in one swipe and what I love about this liquid lipstick is that you can easily layer the color without funky bunching or odd looking pigmentation like other liquid lipsticks can do.  It can take about a minute for the lipstick to dry down to a matte finish depending on the thickness of the coats you applied to your lips but I don’t find that it bothers me much.

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The only colors that were available in the display at my local Walgreens were Mango Sorbet (05), Raspberry Tart (03) and Mixed Berry Souffle (04) which were the shades I picked up.  They are quite bold as you can see from the swatches above.  Each swatch is one swipe of the wand onto my hand and as you can see they are very pigmented and have high saturated color.  These are said to be a waterproof formula and I do notice that they will last on my lips for hours.  If I don’t really eat or drink anything, I could easily get 8 hours of wear time… if I do drink or eat (especially if oily) the color may fade slightly or may start to come off a bit on the insides of my lips, but ultimately – the wear still looks fairly even and not funky like other lip colors can do.  Oh – did I mention reapplying?  That is one thing I love about this lip color… reapplying is great.  You can easily go back, reapply color in the parts it wore off and it looks like a fresh new coat… no funky bleeding, blending or anything of the sort like you can expect from a traditional liquid lip color.  There is no balling up or cracking and definitely not weird discoloration so I’m really loving this.

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I’m using Mixed Berry topped with Raspberry Tart on my lips

I’m definitely looking to pick up more shades and I hope Jordana has a plethora available at local stores soon.  These liquid lip colors are really comfortable on the lips once they dry down and I love the feel of them.  They offer great coverage on the lips, bright pigmentation and I can’t wait to get my hands on more colors soon.

Overall – I’m quite impressed with both the Jordana Made to Last Liquid Eyeshadows and the Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Colors.  Considering the price point, you could easily collect all of the shades and have yourself a grand time with each.  If you had to choose between the shadow and the lipsticks, I say go for the lipsticks – both work well but the lipsticks… Jordana really hit it out of the ball park with this one… they are phenomenal.  I have a liquid lipstick collection of probably over 40 from different brands both affordable and highend and I’m loving loving these from Jordana.  For an affordable product, I like that they still offer quality.  Each product is Made in the USA which is awesome and Jordana is a cruelty-free brand.  I hope Jordana comes out with many more shades of both and that they are permanent items in their line because I’ll be sure to collect them all.

Check out my video for a look at LIVE swatches and my rundown on each of these products. You can watch directly on YouTube here, or watch the embedded video below.

What about you?  Have you tried any of these products yet?  If so, do you like them and if not, well – are you planning to try them out?  Comment below and let me know.

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The matte lip is all the rave and trend right now and that includes the liquid to matte lipsticks that we are seeing from different brands.  While each of them have similar formulations, I can’t help but enjoy the ones I try since it allows me to go without touching up all day.  A few months ago, Milani (my favorite drugstore brand) came out with the Amore Matte Lip Cremes.  I got my hands on four of them so I figured I would share them with you should you be wondering how they worked for me.

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme - Liquid to Matte Lipsticks

The Milani Amore Matte Lip Creams come in eight different shades at the moment – though I am sure Milani may be adding to this list of liquid lipsticks eventually.  You get a pretty nice variety of shades from very light and wearable nudes to deep dark vampy reds that are showstopping and perfect for the Fall season.  Each liquid lipstick retails for $8.99 on Milanicosmetics.com but I’m sure they can be found a bit cheaper at your local Walgreens where available.  I ordered one of the shades online and haven’t been able to locate a display at any of my local stores to date.

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme - Liquid to Matte Lipsticks
Left – 02 Adore, Right – 04 Lust

The Amore Matte Lip Cremes have that liquid-to-matte formula that has been coveted by many lately.  It dries to a soft, velvet like finish and really gives your lips that fuller look.  If you are familiar with the Brilliant Shine Lip Glosses from Milani, these liquid lipsticks have the same double-sided, flexible plush applicator which I actually enjoy because it applies nicely to my pretty full lips.  Each one has a sweet sugar/vanilla scent which makes application enjoyable – I love it.

Out of the four shades I have I am really loving the darker ones – Crush & Flirt.  Crush applied so easily, though because it is so dark, with any type of oily food, it starts to really fade and can leave that ring on the inside of your mouth.  Flirt is a gorgeous berry red that will be my go-to for this Fall Season.  Adore and Lust are really nice too – but I truly fancy the darker shades at the moment.  I’m sure during Spring and Summer I’ll pull for Adore & Lust more.

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme - Liquid to Matte Lipsticks
Left – 01 Crush, Right – 08 Flirt

While most liquid lipsticks dry to a matte finish and can be drying on the lips – I was pretty impressed with the texture of my lips with these on.  Most of the shades I own (I have four of them) apply pretty evenly, though I thought Lust was the one that I needed to work with to really get the best application.  Was it enough to sway my opinion and dislike the product?  No, because after a little fixing, I was able to get it to work for me without issue.  These lipsticks take about a minute to two minutes to dry on me… but I think it depends on the weather.  During the summer months I found that it remained tacky up to 5 minutes before it actually set.  Now that Fall is here and the days are a little cooler, the colors set on my lips within a minute and are locked into place for several hours through the day.  All of the shades I own have an opaque color on the lips when set and dry and I can get approximately 6-7 hours of wear time before I feel the need to reapply.  If I am eating anything oily (like my favorite food, pizza) – of course, it will start to fade and in some cases, I’ll need to touch up.  But – I can kiss my hubby without any transfer which also makes these “HUBBY APPROVED!”

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme - Liquid to Matte Lipsticks

Considering the price point and the fact that this is from a Drugstore brand, I think they are really nice and I enjoy them.  My goal is to collect all eight so that I have a selection to choose from when dressing up my pout.  I would love to see Milani create many different shades as they have with their Color Statement Lipsticks – purples, plum nudes and dusty rose pinks are all of my favorite types of shades, but an orange and mauves would be great hits as well.  Overall – I am loving what I tried so far and I think they are a great addition to one of my favorite brands.

Have you tried these yet?  Have you been able to spot them at your local stores?  With the price point and the brand, I think these could definitely be a hit.

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I have been sitting on the thought of writing up this post now for a few weeks but just never got around to it so I’m sharing it with you all today.  Last month after a huge fiasco, website crashing and overall craziness, I was able to get my hands on the ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks.  When I say fiasco, I mean it.  ColourPop has this thing about releasing their new products earlier than they state and it causes a huge frenzy sometimes.  After almost 12 hours of trying to get their site to load, I was able to place my order and add 13 of the 25 liquid lipsticks to my cart.  Here are some swatches and my overall thoughts on the products.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks - Thoughts & Swatches

The ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks retail for $6.00 through Colourpop.com.  Considering I own a few liquid lipsticks from other brands like Stila, Kat Von D and L.A. Splash – I consider this to be a great price point.  You get 3.2g/0.11 oz worth of product which is a lot considering the price you pay for each liquid lipstick.  These liquid lipsticks are now available in over thirty shades (new ones recently released this past week) and are a variety of colors.  They are a thin formula and consistency which makes applying them pretty easy and they dry quick and to a matte finish.  The formula does glide on fairly easy for me and I haven’t noticed any patchiness with the shades I have upon application.  I love the color payoff on each and the rich shades make a matte lip show stopping.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks - Thoughts & Swatches

While these claim to be kiss proof and long wearing – I think it really does depend on what you are eating and drinking and on your lips.  You must apply these to your lips that are bare (no lip balm) and dry.  Since the product dries quickly – I suggest you start with one coat and for the most part – one coat is enough for me.  The formula is thin, which makes layering colors a little easier with this particular liquid lipstick then others that I own however, too much product will cause the lipstick to feather or start flaking off.  I can get approximately 6 full hours of wear time without eating or drinking anything that has oil in it and if anything I consume does include oil, I will need to touch up shortly after eating.  I don’t normally like to bring makeup with me when out and about but I take my lipstick with me to touch up.  I find that because the formulation is thin that it makes reapplying or touching up easy vs. other similar products.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks - Thoughts & Swatches

I like the packaging on these a lot though I’m a bit bummed that most of my lipsticks no longer have the ColourPop signature holographic logo as they have wiped off.  But I think it is great that we can see through the packaging and can pick out the color we want to wear for the day or night without issue.  Each lip color has a twist off cap (similar to that of a lip gloss) and a basic doe foot applicator which applies the product pretty nicely for the most part.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks - Thoughts & Swatches

When applying the product – I tend to follow these steps:

  • Make sure your lips are moisturized and exfoliated (or all the lines and cracks in your lips will be visible with this product).
  • Lips must be bare and dry – so if you have moisturized or applied lip balm, be sure to remove or pat off your lips.  (this helps with the longevity and adhesion of the product)
  • Line your lips if you feel you must.  I apply the product directly to my lips without liner and clean up any mistakes quickly with a little jojoba or coconut oil and Q-tip.

These lipsticks leave your lips with a dry texture, so if you have have dry lips, it can exaggerate the lines in your lips.  I suggest that you apply a lip balm over the lipstick through out the day – dab the lip balm off and then reapply the liquid lipstick for use the remainder of the day.  However, while it can be a matte / dry texture, I didn’t notice that my lips felt overly dry.  I have used many liquid lipsticks that dry down matte but leave my lips feeling cracked, sore and too dry -these are fairly comfortable.  They don’t have a scent – which I really enjoy and it makes the lipstick easy on the nose when applying.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks - Thoughts & Swatches
Top to Bottom – Left to Right: Mars, Quiji, Tulle, Bumble, Trap, Midi, Solow Lychee, Drive-In, Seesaw, LAX, Avenue, Creeper

The swatches above are done on the inside of my arm which is not an accurate shade reference to my actual lips which have color – but I figured I would swatch them anyway so that you could see some of the color range.  Since my arm didn’t get any exposure to oily food the swatches lasted until I removed the lip product with coconut oil.  Oh – and that brings me to removing the lipsticks.  I have had some other brands which don’t budge when removing.  These actually are quite easy to take off with a little coconut oil or my Josie Maran Cleansing Oil or InstaNatural Cleansing Oil.  A little bit of oil and a little rub will remove these fairly easily compared to others I own from different brands.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks - Thoughts & Swatches

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks - Thoughts & Swatches

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks - Thoughts & Swatches

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks - Thoughts & Swatches

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks - Thoughts & Swatches

I do enjoy these liquid lippies quite a bit and have been getting a lot of use out of them.  If I had to choose my favorite from the shades I currently own, they would be Tulle, Trap and Avenue – though I think it’s because I get the most use out of those three.  At the end of the day – I really enjoy the shades I own and I am looking forward to adding more to my collection.  You can’t beat the price point – I just purchased some from Milani that are $8.99 so I’m over the moon enjoying these.  While there are some cons to the longevity I think I really like how easy they are to apply and they leave my lips matte, no sticky texture like some can do.  Also – my favorite combos to layer and pair are Trap and Tulle and Tulle and Seesaw.

So have you jumped on the ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick trend?  If so – what colors do you love and if not, what colors are you hoping to try?  If I have my way – I may collect them all. 😀

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It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Too Faced Cosmetics.  So, when I heard they were releasing the Melted Lipsticks this year, I knew I had to have it.  After reading a review from Phyrra – I knew, I was destined to buy at least one of them.  After looking at swatches and reading up on the formulation and texture of the product – I settled on two shades that I knew I would enjoy… Melted Peony, a wearable shade and something perfect for Spring and Summer and Melted Violet, this purple addict needed this purple lippy badly.

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Too Faced Melted Violet LipsticksThe packaging itself is pretty eye catching as each box dawns the shade of the lipstick color.  I am pretty sure if I walked into a Sephora and seen this in the display, I would be attracted to it immediately.  Each lipstick retails for $21.00 – not bad for the amount of product you are getting – 0.40 oz total.  This line includes a total of 10 shades, four of those ten shades are exclusive to Toofaced.com only.

The lipsticks come in a tube with sponge tip applicator.  You squeeze the tube and the liquid like lipstick comes out through the sponge allowing you to apply it to your lips.  I wish I took the time to research or think about the applicator before using it on my lips because now that I know I can’t clean it the way I would like, I would have used a lip brush to get product and apply to my lips if I had known what I know now.  While the applicator does apply the product to the lips nicely (I don’t have to go back and blend or fix it at all), I have no idea how to clean the applicator without causing any effects to the actual product.  I’m afraid the lipstick may harden or worst, so I normally just wipe it off on a napkin after use.   While I do enjoy applying with the built in applicator and think it’s still genius, I’m also not fond of it… if that makes any sense.

Too Faced Melted Lipsticks

These Too Faced Melted lipsticks are said to offer the staying power of a stain and the intense color of a liquid lipstick with the high shine of a gloss.   Check out my thoughts on the Too Faced Melted Lipstick via my video embedded below – along with swatches and try on or click here to watch directly on YouTube.  Details and swatches also posted below.

So – are these lippies too expensive or worth their cost?  Honestly, I think that while these are quite a bit costly – my lips absolutely love them.  I use Melted Violet on my lips quite often.  If you are looking for a liquid lipstick that is long lasting and offers great color pay off with just one swipe – I think these would be a great buy.  Application for these is easy and I actually like the sponge tip at the top of the lipstick for applying, but I don’t like the fact that I haven’t yet found a way to clean or sanitize it in any way.  The color goes on as strong and as bold as it does when you squeeze some of it out of the tube.

While these do offer a slight glossy texture, they dry on your lips and appear to be almost satin or matte so longevity is nice and I enjoy not needing to touch up for the most part.  On several occasions, I applied Melted Violet in the morning and through snacking and having some drinks, the product lasted and still offered great color payoff, and if it did wipe off, it still left a nice stain on my lips.  If I didn’t eat or drink for a while, the color payoff would be vibrant and still quite visible on my lips for hours.  The texture is so creamy – it feels like a liquid lipstick but in my opinion it doesn’t have that funny slip or sticky feeling that some liquid lipsticks have done to me in the past.  It wears like a nice matte lipstick without the drying feel.  Did I mention that with one swipe you have “wham bam” color?  The color pay off on the two I have is phenomenal.

Too Faced Melted Lipsticks

Overall I love these because they feel so comfortable on my lips and after several hours of wear, my lips are still soft and moisturized, never feeling dry or cracked.  I can say that with bold shades like Melted Violet, I do suggest a transparent lip liner (Milani has a great one).  Though I didn’t experience any feathering for the most part, there are times when applying with the applicator included, it can be a challenge for bolder shades.  The transparent lip liner will help to keep the color in place while applying and make it easier as well.

Melted Violet lipstick Too Faced

I’m still unsure if I’ll be picking up more shades as the price tag – while I think is worth it, is not something I am fond of.  There are a few other colors I have my eyes on so they may be next on my list.  You can purchase these Too Faced Melted Lipsticks at Toofaced.com, Sephora.com or Sephora Stores and Ulta.  Have you tried any of these lipsticks before?  If so – what shades have you worn?  If not, which ones do you have your eyes on?

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