Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Gift Set

December 10, 2018 | Beauty, Jouer | No Comments »


Purchased By Me

Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Gift Set

Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Gift Set

Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Gift Set

Swatches: Bronze Rose, Citronade Rose, Clove, Papaye, Praline, Snapdragon

I’m trying my very best to post all of my holiday purchases before Christmas this year. In fact while going over my Holiday 2018 Haul post I can see that I did just that. Then I remembered that I had a few from last year that never made it to the blog.

To be fair I actually purchased the Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Gift Set after the holidays. Which is too bad because these shades would glam up any holiday look. Especially Bronze Rose and Snapdragon. Anyway, even though this set is from last year it’s surprisingly still in stock on the Beautylish website.

Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Gift Set

When I was looking over the Jouer Best of Mini Lip Gift Sets the Metallics was a very easy pick for me. I love their Metallic Lip formula. It’s so creamy and rich. It applies beautifully! They make for a comfortable wear and last quite a while. I didn’t find them to be too drying either. They’re really great lipsticks and I’m so glad that I purchased this set.

Some of the shades are more wearable than others. The lighter shades can be a little tricky, but you can definitely make them work with the right look. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get Papaye to work for me. It’s one of their more popular metallic shades. And I can see why. It’s the most gorgeous metallic peach. It looks more rose gold to me though. But it’s so reflective and looks more like a super shiny pale peach than anything. It looks a little nicer in person, but it definitely did not photograph well. I’m not ready to give up on it yet though. I’ll keep working at it to see if I can make it work for me.

You can see each of these shades (with the exception of Papaye) in action below.

Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Gift Set

Bronze Rose

Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Gift Set

Citronade Rose

Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Gift Set

Clove

Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Gift Set

Praline

Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Gift Set

Snapdragon

Overall, I’d have to say this is a really cute gift set. The set includes 6 of their more popular metallic shades and comes in the prettiest box. It would make a great gift for fellow metallic lipstick fans. Jouer did a wonderful job putting this gift set together. I’d love to see more of these in the future. It’s a great way to try some of the more popular products without breaking the bank. I just might have to purchase the Lip Topper Gift Set before it’s too late. Their Lip Toppers are amazing! I can just imagine how beautiful those shades are.

Are you a fan of metallic lipstick? What do you think of these shades?

Info

Product: Jouer Best of Metallics Mini Lip Creme Gift Set
Price: $27.00
Purchase: beautylish.com

Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas

December 6, 2018 | Beauty, Too Faced | 2 Comments »


Purchased By Me

Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Swatches: Cinnamon Bear, Hot Buttered Rum, Pumpkin Spice, Sugar Cookie

I may have treated myself to a few extras this holiday season. I usually stick to the essentials because it’s the perfect time of year to stock up on those items. But I couldn’t help myself. There are just so many cute sets and collections this year.

I have never tried any of the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks. I thought The Sweet Smell of Christmas set would be the perfect introduction. Not only is it cute and festive, but the set contains 4 mini lipsticks. This way I get to try a few different shades. And they are scented! The Sweet Smell of Christmas contains 4 mini Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks in the shades Cinnamon Bear, Hot Buttered Rum, Pumpkin Spice, and Sugar Cookie. I think for the most part they do smell like these items. Cinnamon Bear is my favorite. The smell reminds me of those cinnamon hearts you see on Valentine’s Day. It smells so good! The other lipsticks smell good too, but I find them to be more subtle.

I really like the way these applied. The formula wasn’t too thin or too thick. It was just right. They dried down pretty quickly so I had to work a little faster. I feel like they look a little dry on the lips, but they didn’t feel terribly dry. I wouldn’t say they felt lightweight, but it wasn’t uncomfortable either. I will say you have to make sure your lips are in good condition before application otherwise these will look pretty bad. The first time I tested these my lips were on the dry side and it made for a bad look. The second time around they looked much better. I guess the same could be said for most lipstick, but these were especially bad. So make sure you prep your lips well before use.

Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Cinnamon Bear

Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Hot Buttered Rum

Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Pumpkin Spice

Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Sugar Cookie

These are great holiday shades. You have a few nice nudes and a really nice bold shade. My favorites are Pumpkin Spice and Cinnamon Bear. The Sweet Smell of Christmas is a really cute set. I think it would make for a great gift or stocking stuffer.

Have you tried any of the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks? Does your head hurt from reading that long title? Hah!

Info

Product: Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas
Price: $25.00
Purchase: beautylish.com

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

December 3, 2018 | Beauty, ColourPop | 6 Comments »


Purchased By Me

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

Swatches: Starburst, ‘Round Midnight, Pitter Ponder, Skyfall

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

Swatches: La La Land, Chronos, Paper Moon, Dust2Dust, Hypno-Tease

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

Swatches: Stratus Update, Make Believe, Dreamaholic, Morning Glory, Nimbus

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with ColourPop, but I have to admit that their holiday collections never disappoint. When I first saw photos of their Holiday 2018 Collection I was pretty excited. It was just so colorful! It really caught my eye. Well, I should say the Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault caught my eye. Their lip products are some of my favorites so for me this was a must have item. I still waited on swatches to ensure the quality was good, but I couldn’t find many. So I ended up buying it as soon as it launched and hoped for the best.

The Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault contains 14 Liquid Lipsticks including 7 Ultra Glossy Lips, 3 Ultra Matte Lips, 2 Ultra Satin Lips, and 2 Ultra Metallic Lips. They all come in limited edition packaging which consists of holographic caps and sparkle type designs on the tube. It looks like a rainbow with the placement of the shades in the outer packaging! I think this is easily one of their prettiest holiday sets.

So far I have worn 7 of these. The glosses are so pretty! They smell like vanilla! My favorites are Dreamaaholic and Paper Moon. The metallics are a little more textured than some of the others I’ve tried. Morning Glory was fairly comfortable, but it did get a little flakey after eating. It’s a really pretty shade though. Of all the mattes Skyfall is my favorite. It’s nice and lightweight, but can be a little drying. This also left behind a bit of a stain after removal. Pitter Ponder is really pretty, but it was tricky applying. I had to work at evening it out and it still looked a little streaky afterward. This would have to be my least favorite lipstick of the bunch. I don’t hate it or anything. It’s a very pretty shade. I’m just not sure how much use it’ll get. You can see the 7 shades I have tested below.

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

Morning Glory

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

Starburst

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

‘Round Midnight

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

Pitter Ponder

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

Dreamaholic

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

Paper Moon

ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault

Skyfall

I decided to crop the photos this way so that you can see the shimmer in the glosses and overall application of each lipstick much better. I know they’re not the most flattering photos given that you can see my double chin and all. Maybe just focus on the lipsticks? They really are pretty!

Overall, I’m very happy with the Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault. I absolutely love it! Do I think it’s a must have item? Only if you’re a ColourPop Liquid Lipstick fan like me. If that’s the case I think you’ll love it. Otherwise maybe try a few of the single shades. Or one of the smaller Lip Bundles. Those are pretty cute too.

Info

Product: ColourPop Flying Colours Liquid Lipstick Vault
Price: $80.00
Purchase: colourpop.com

Welcome

Welcome to Midwest Glam! My name is Lisa Marie and this is where I blog about all things beauty, food, and photography. While I mainly focus on beauty topics, I do weekly photography posts as well as the occasional recipe. Thank you so much for visiting!

Click here to subscribe to our mailing list!





Search




Mailing list




Navigation




Categories




Instaglam




DERMAE  e.l.f. cosmetics  The Body Shop

Home | About | Archives | Recipes | Disclosure | Contact
© 2013-2018 MidwestGlam.com