Pixi Beauty Pretties

December 5, 2019 | Beauty, Pixi Beauty | 4 Comments »


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Pixi Beauty Pretties

Pixi Beauty Pretties

I’ve had this collection of goodies for a while now. I just really wanted to take my time with it. I wanted to do it justice. That and there were so many products that I didn’t know where to start. I even messed up during the photoshoot and paired up two products that didn’t go together. That’s how excited I was. Oops!

The Pixi Beauty Pretties is a collaboration between Pixi Beauty and various influencers. I will list each collab complete with photos, swatches, pricing, and a description.

Pixi + Rachh Loves | The Layers Highlighting Palette $24.00
Pixi Beauty Pretties
Pixi Beauty Pretties

Swatches: Lace, Zipper, Knit, Tee, Clutch

Pixi + Racch Loves The Layers Highlighting Palette contains 5 highlighters. You can use these individually or layer them on your eyelids or cheeks. They’re nicely pigmented and offer a really nice glow. I’m especially loving the shade Zipper.

Pixi + Heart Defensor | Eye Heart Palette $20.00
Pixi Beauty Pretties
Pixi Beauty Pretties

Swatches: Oh He Got Money, Feb 4th, Philippines, The Best FAM, Fur Babies, Always Dancing, Coffee, Lip Sync

Pixi + Heart Defensor Eye Heart Palette contains 8 eyeshadows in both matte and metallic finishes. The shadows are very large and very pigmented. It’s a very eye-catching palette. I thought some of the shades would make for a beautiful blush and I was right. I use Feb 4th and Always Dancing for blush from time to time. They all applied and blended beautifully. Even on the face. This is a really cute multi-tasking palette.

Pixi + Maryam Maquillage | Lip Kit (Night/Day) $18.00
Pixi Beauty Pretties
Pixi Beauty Pretties

Swatches: Starry Night, Posh Nude

Pixi Beauty Pretties
Pixi Beauty Pretties

Swatches: Mirage, Coral Bang

Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Lip Kit in Night/Day each contain one Liquid Fairy Lights Liquid Eyeshadow and one MatteLast Liquid Lip. I absolutely love the packaging, but I wasn’t so sure I’d love the Liquid Eyeshadow. I have a few I like and use once in a while, but I mostly avoid others. I’m just not a fan. However these are so cute and add that little extra something to your eye look. I like to dip my brush on the wand and gently pat the shadow over my base. I didn’t experience too much fallout and my eyes looked all kinds of glamorous. The matching Liquid Lip is also a winner. They remind me of Sugarpill’s with the creamsicle scent. The wand was pillowy soft and the lipstick applied perfectly. It made for a nice comfortable wear, but could be drying at times. Then again it is cold and my lips are really feeling it.

Pixi + From Head To Toe | Glow-Y Powder $16.00, Endless Shade Stick $14.00
Pixi Beauty Pretties
Pixi Beauty Pretties

Swatch: Wednesdays

Pixi Beauty Pretties
Pixi Beauty Pretties

Swatch: Fetch

Pixi Beauty Pretties
Pixi Beauty Pretties

Swatches: Parfait, One & Done

Pixi + From Head To Toe Glow-Y Powder and Endless Shade Stick is where I messed up. The Shade Stick was paired with one of the Lip Icings so when you get to them you’ll have to scroll back up. The Glow-Y powders are nicely pigmented. They’re so soft and creamy. They just glide onto the skin. Wednesdays is my favorite since it’s unique in my collection. The Shade Stick is the prettiest gold shade. It’s nice and creamy and really pops.

Pixi + Chloe Morello | Lip Icing $14.00
Pixi Beauty Pretties
Pixi Beauty Pretties

Swatches: Bonbon, Sorbet

Pixi + Chloe Morello Lip Icing comes in 3 beautiful shades. Bonbon, Parfait, and Sorbet. The Lip Icing adds 3D glimmer that can be used alone or layered on top of your favorite lipstick. These also smell like a delicious creamsicle.

You can see the Pixi + Heart Defensor Eye Heart Palette, Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Lip Kit in Day, and the Pixi + Racch Loves The Layers Highlighting Palette in action below. I used the shades Oh He Got Money, Feb 4th, and Always Dancing on my eyes. I layered Mirage on top of my lid. I also used Feb 4th as my blush and Clutch as my highlighter.

Pixi Beauty Pretties

Overall, I’d have to say this was a very exciting collection. The products all pair together beautifully. Even the products I didn’t expect to like really surprised me. I ended up loving them. If I had to pick a favorite of the bunch it would be the Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Lip Kits. They’re super cute and would make the best stocking stuffers.

Have you tried any of these products? Which collab catches your eye more?

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

Look

Face: MAC Prep + Prime Skin, MAC Pro Longwear Foundation, ColourPop No Filter Concealer, BareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Eyes: Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes, ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner in Swerve, stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black, Kat Von D Brow Struck Dimension Powder in Graphite

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

December 2, 2019 | Beauty, It Cosmetics | 16 Comments »


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IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

I’ve had this mascara for quite some time. It has been my go-to mascara for the past few months now. Now that I’m feeling much better I finally managed to get a photo of this beauty in action. I really hate sharing new products without a proper face swatch.

IT Cosmetics partnered with Drybar to develop the Lash Blowout Mascara. This mascara brings the benefits of a salon blowout to your eyelashes! The packaging is inspired by barrel hair brushes with a wand that features microspheres to gently catch all of your lashes. Offering separation, lift, and volume.

The packaging is really cool. A little on the bulky side, but still pretty cool. The wand picks up a good amount of product. It applied nicely. It did a great job at separating and lifting, but I wasn’t getting a lot of that volume. I usually apply a few coats and never have issues with clumping or flaking.

Overall, I’d have to say it’s a really nice mascara. I truly appreciate the no clumping and flaking. There’s nothing worse than your mascara ending up under your eyes before the day is over. I do wish it provided me with just a little more volume though. However, I do love the end result. My lashes looked longer and held a curl. You can see the IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara in action below.

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

I know I’ve struggled with getting mascara swatches in the past. I decided to skip the winged liner in hopes of getting a better photo. I even included a collage which contains a close-up. Is this better? I’m open to suggestions. Mascara has always been tricky for me.

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

Have you tried the new IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara? What mascara are you loving at the moment?

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

Info

Product: IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara
Price: $25.00
Purchase: itcosmetics.com

Look

Face: MAC Prep + Prime Skin, MAC Pro Longwear Foundation, BareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic in Ecstacy, Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Light To Medium, MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Eyes: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Ash Brown Lips: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk

ColourPop Smoke Show Palette

November 25, 2019 | Beauty, ColourPop | 2 Comments »


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ColourPop Smoke Show Palette

ColourPop Smoke Show Palette

ColourPop Smoke Show Palette

ColourPop Smoke Show Palette

ColourPop Smoke Show Palette

Swatches: Young Love, Smokin!, Stone Face, Slated

ColourPop Smoke Show Palette

Swatches: Star Struck, Ignite, Let’s Do It, Full Metal, Night Dream

I’ve been doing lots of work behind the scenes. I cleaned up my sidebar. I added a few new sections. Midwest Kitchen will feature new recipes, meal ideas, tips and tricks. Maybe even new food finds or the occasional treat share. I can’t take credit for this. A friend of mine kindly suggested it and I really loved the idea. Spotlight will feature new products, swatches, cool finds, or even just songs I’m loving at the moment. I might even throw in a rant. If you know me personally then you know I can be very ranty. I’m going to try and update these daily or at the very least a few times a week. So check back from time to time to see what’s new.

I also changed up the footer on my posts. I sectioned it off to display info on products mentioned in the post. I also added a look section where I list other products worn. I’m not going to lie, I tend to wear the same stuff quite often. However, I do change it up from time to time. Especially if I’m testing out a new product. I just thought it might be helpful. I usually only post one or two looks to go with my reviews. This way you get to see when and how I’m using these products again. And maybe see what products I really love. You’ll see ColourPop a lot. That’s for sure.

Speaking of ColourPop, remember when I said I was going to stop buying their palettes? Well, that was a lie. Not that there’s anything wrong with their palettes. They’re easily some of my favorites. The problem is I have so many! They all start to look the same after a while and I’m sure I own every shade they’ve ever made. Yet here they are with their millions of palettes named after various colors, fruits, and animals and I go running to scoop them all up. Because who doesn’t need a turkey palette? Seriously, ColourPop, don’t get any ideas haha!

Anyway, the Smoke Show Palette really caught my eye. I’m not one to shy away from color, but grays and blacks intimidate me. I always feel like my look turns muddy. But I caved and bought the palette because it was cute and I thought it might be fun to experiment with. The Smoke Show Palette contains 9 eyeshadows including 3 metallics and 6 mattes. They are nicely pigmented and applied and blended beautifully! I don’t think my look turned out muddy, but I did reach for a brown shade from another palette to tone it down a bit. You can see a look I create with the Smoke Show Palette below.

ColourPop Smoke Show Palette

Overall, I’d have to say I love the palette. You could very easily create a few looks without reaching for another palette. I personally feel more comfortable adding another shade, but it really isn’t necessary. My favorite shades would have to be Ignite and Night Dream. I’ll probably get the most use out of these two.

Did you purchase the Smoke Show Palette? What about any of ColourPop’s other palettes? It seems they are coming out with a new one every week. They have to run out of colors/food/objects eventually.

Info

Product: ColourPop Smoke Show Palette
Price: $12.00
Purchase: colourpop.com

Look

Face: MAC Prep + Prime Skin, MAC Pro Longwear Foundation, BareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic in Ecstacy, lilah b. Bronzed Beauty Bronzer Duo in b. sun-kissed, lilah b. Aglow Face Mist Eyes: Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes, ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner in Swerve, Kat Von D Brow Struck Dimension Powder in Graphite Lips: lilah b. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek in b. memorable

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