August 17, 2018

Stila Vivid & Vibrant Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

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5 stars out of 5

Stila Vivid & Vibrant Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow ($24) are a new range of sparkly cream eyeshadows that launched in six shades for Fall 2018 and are a companion to the Stila Vivid & Vibrant Eyeshadow Duos that also launched recently.

Just to clarify the Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is A LOT different than the Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow. I think it’s a little tiny confusing the way Stila markets these sometimes.

Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is more of a traditional cream eyeshadow with much more pigment compared the Glitter & Glow formula that’s more sparkly and has less pigment. If you had issues with Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshaow and it wasn’t a formula you liked or enjoyed using or even felt was too sparkly you might want to try this formula since it’s more of a traditional cream eyeshadow in my opinion.

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August 17, 2018

Juvia’s Place The Festival Liquid Lipstick Review & Swatches

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4 stars out of 5

Juvia’s Place The Festival Liquid Lipstick in Soil ($12) is a gorgeous terracotta orange creamy matte liquid lipstick that launched recently at Ulta. Yup, if you haven’t heard or you’re living under a rock, Juvia’s Place is now available at Ulta.com.

As you know, considering I’ve discussed it to death, I’m not a fond fan of liquid lipstick especially matte ones but on occasion I’ve been known to wear them and even purchase one and such was the case with Juvia’s Place The Festival Liquid Lipstick.

Maybe it was the bright package, maybe the orange color, or the inexpensive price, I’m not really sure but I did get tempted by this!

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August 17, 2018

Colourpop Expands Line at Ulta

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Colourpop I Think I Love You Eyeshadow Palette

Colourpop randomly dropped off the face of Sephora’s earth but they are still readily available at Ulta and have expanded the collection today to include 23 Super Shock Eyeshadows as well as other offerings such as Creme Lux Lipstick (which is freaking amazing), the Fortune Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette, and more.

It’s nice to see them expanding and I hope to see more offerings in store as well! I don’t there’s any real benefit to having the brand at Ulta since Colourpop has plenty of really good sales all their own. However, it would be nice to see more stuff in stores as I think that Colourpop’s photos and swatches are great but notoriously inaccurate due to really bright lightening. I swear I’ll buy something that I think is pink and it’ll arrive and be brown.

I have to admit I had no idea Colourpop’s existence at Sephora would be so short. It seems like I was the only person that didn’t know it was just a limited engagement thing. It seemed utterly pointless as they were on the site for like six months with very few items available and disappeared very quickly. Considering how much it costs brand’s (look at what happened to OCC after it left Sephora) to be sold at Sephora I would think Colourpop wouldn’t even bother. Don’t get me wrong, Seed Beauty, Colourpop’s parent company, likely has the money to splurge for such a venture but it seems pointless to waste capital like this as they already have good exposure and really don’t need Sephora’s help for “discovery” so to speak!

None the less I think, Ulta is getting more and more Colourpop options in stock which will prove even better if these options also hit stores.

How do you feel about Colourpop at Ulta?

Where to buy

Ulta

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August 16, 2018

By the Way the Tarte Creaseless Concealer Brush Is As Bad as the Concealer Itself

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1 stars out of 5

Tarte Creaseless Concealer Brush review

Tarte Creaseless Concealer Brush ($24) is a new cruelty-free oval fiber paddle brush that might remind you of the Artis Brush Collection or similar brushes I’ve reviewed in the past like Makeup Revolution Precision Contour Brushes, Real Techniques Blend + Blur Brushes, Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Face Makeup Brush, and others.

Ok, so here’s the thing.

I purchased Tarte Creaseless Concealer and I somehow decided, “Oh to buy the new Tarte Creaseless Concealer Brush too!” knowing full well I have plenty of brushes EXACTLY like this. But you know that feeling you get when you see a makeup product and some accessory they are selling alone with it that sort of demands you also buy it because that accessory will magically make the makeup product even better somehow? I can’t be alone feeling this way right?!!? Anyway, that feeling came over me and I was like ok, might as well buy it and try it out with concealer even though you already have brushes like this already.

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August 16, 2018

I’m Trying Hard to Understand the Appeal of the New Tarte Creaseless Concealer

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1 stars out of 5

Tarte Creaseless Concealer review and swatches

Tarte Creaseless Concealer ($26) relaunched recently in 30 shade selections and new packaging with a doe foot applicator for easy application versus the old squeeze tube it used to come in. A lot of people were pretty excited about this launch as Maracuja Creaseless Concealer was a formula that really loved but most importantly there were over 30 shades to choose.

The irony in the shade range is the fact that I purchased three colors that almost look exactly alike to me when swatched. Light-Medium Sand, Medium Neutral, and Medium Honey were the three I got and I have to say I was shocked none of them really worked for me since they were all TOO light. Medium Honey was probably the shade that worked out best but even that was a bit too light for me. I mean pasty looking light! Anything that has medium, honey, and sand seemed like it would have some warmer under tones but I felt like all of these ran cooler.

Ok………so much for making strides to release an all inclusive concealer range.

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