Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Trophy Wife

November 27, 2017 | Beauty, Huda Beauty | 8 Comments »


Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Trophy Wife

Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Trophy Wife / Shameless

Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Trophy Wife

Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Trophy Wife / Shameless

Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Trophy Wife

Swatches: Lip Contour, Liquid Matte Lipstick, Lip Strobe

Being the liquid lipstick lover that I am, you’d think I would have tried something from Huda Beauty by now. I guess nothing really caught my eye. That is until I started seeing these cute tins floating around Instagram. Seriously, how cute are these tins?

I ended up getting a few of these and will be reviewing them separately. Today I’ll be talking about the Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in the shades Trophy Wife / Shameless. Each set contains a mini Liquid Matte Lipstick, a mini Lip Strobe, and a full size Lip Contour. The Trophy Wife Liquid Matte Lipstick is a beautiful rose wood shade. The Shameless Lip Strobe is a chameleon sheer base encapsulating gold and pink pearls. You can use these products individually or paired together.

Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Trophy Wife

These applied beautifully! I was really surprised at just how nicely they applied. The Liquid Matte Lipstick was a little different from most I’ve tried. It leaves my lips slightly tacky afterward. However, it didn’t leave my lips feeling dry so it’s definitely a welcoming change. I did detect a rather strong scent. Vanilla? Fruity? I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it doesn’t linger so it’s not a problem for me. I definitely notice it during application though. After topping the Liquid Matte Lipstick off with the Lip Strobe my lips felt much better. My lips still felt slightly tacky, but they felt nice and moisturized.

These do last quite a while, but don’t hold up so well to food and drink. Most of the Lip Strobe came off while I was drinking my coffee, but the Liquid Matte Lipstick was still going strong. That is until I ate. But the same could be said about most liquid lipsticks. You can see the Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Trophy Wife / Shameless below.

Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Trophy Wife

Lip Contour, Liquid Matte Lipstick

Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Trophy Wife

Lip Contour, Liquid Matte Lipstick, Lip Strobe

Overall, I’m very impressed with this cute little set. These shades compliment each other beautifully and make for such a glamorous lip! I’m planning to wear this during my holiday festivities. And $25.00 is such a great deal considering the products you get. Along with the reusable tin. Which I have on display in my bedroom.

Have you purchased any of the Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Sets?

Info

Product: Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set in Trophy Wife / Shameless
Price: $25.00
Purchase: sephora.com

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Kiesque Liquid Palisade

November 20, 2017 | Beauty, Kiesque | 8 Comments »


Kiesque Liquid Palisade

Kiesque Liquid Palisade

Can you believe how fast this year went by? I think I had a pretty great year here at Midwest Glam. Even with everything that has happened in my personal life I still managed to keep things going. Yet I can’t figure out how I can be caught up and so far behind at the same time. There’s still so much I’d like to post before the year is up. I was hoping to do a special Blogiversary post. I’d like to do a 2017 favorites. I still haven’t done my updated makeup storage post. The new setup in the new place is really nice! And I’ve only been living here for a full 6 months now! I’ll have to make these a priority. Here’s to hoping I can get them done before the year is up.

Today I’m going to talk about this sweet giveaway I won a little over a week ago. I’m really excited because I never win giveaways. I’ve entered enough of them, but over the years this is probably only my second win. It was a collaboration between Kiesque and ittse. I’m going to split this giveaway win up into two posts. Today will focus on the goodies I received from Kiesque.

Kiesque Liquid Palisade

Kiesque Liquid Palisade Original

Kiesque Liquid Palisade

Kiesque Liquid Palisade Original

Kiesque Liquid Palisade

Kiesque Liquid Palisade French Manicure

Kiesque Liquid Palisade

Kiesque Liquid Palisade French Manicure

I received two products from Kiesque. I received their Liquid Palisade Original and French Manicure. This fast-drying liquid protects cuticles from stains during nail polish application. You apply it before you apply your nail polish and simply peel it away afterward for a mess-free manicure. They claim it’s like painter’s tape for your nails. The Original has a thicker brush that keeps your cuticles polish-free. The French Manicure has a thinner brush that helps you create the perfect French tip or custom nail art. It sounds interesting, huh?

First, there are a few things you need to know. I have incredibly short nails. I don’t have a whole lot to work with so I can’t always get fancy with the nail art. Also, I’m pretty bad at painting my nails. I’m pretty good at keeping polish off of my cuticles, but sometimes I leave too much space and my nails end up looking half painted. So I was pretty excited to give these products a try.

Kiesque Liquid Palisade

  • The instructions suggest applying a generous coat. It will take longer to dry, but they claim it will be easier to remove in one peel. I only had to apply one coat. I’m not sure if it’s just that I have tiny fingernails or what. But I didn’t have any issues removing it.
  • It does take quite a while to dry. Even with a single coat. However, it’s worth the wait.
  • You can easily tell once it’s dry. It changes from a pale pink color to a deeper pink/purple. See my photo for reference. At this point you can shape it however you want. You can push it back further with a manicure stick in case you got too much on your nail.
  • Once you apply your polish, remove the Liquid Palisade. You have to do this while the polish is still wet. I didn’t have any issues and my polish didn’t smear.
  • If you’re going to create a French tip, you have to create a ‘tab’ by applying some of the Liquid Palisade on your finger so that you can easily remove it after polish application.
  • The bottles are very light and flimsy. They do knock over easily. However, I didn’t experience any spilling.
  • For $14.00 a bottle you really don’t get a whole lot of product. It might not be so bad if you can get away with one application per nail. But if you have to apply a few coats you could probably go through a bottle pretty fast.

Overall, I really enjoyed both products. I found them to be very easy to work with. My only issue would have to be the bottles. I wish they were a bit more sturdy. But it’s not enough to keep me from purchasing another bottle once I run out. I’ll just have to be extra careful with the bottles during application.

Have you heard of Liquid Palisade from Kiesque? Is this something you would try out?

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

Info

Product: Kiesque Liquid Palisade
Price: $14.00
Purchase: kiesque.com

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Play! by Sephora: November 2017

November 16, 2017 | Beauty, Play! by Sephora | 6 Comments »


Play! by Sephora: November 2017

Play! by Sephora: November 2017

I didn’t get to post last month’s Play! by Sephora box due to personal issues which is why I skipped over October. I don’t think it was all that great anyway. At least I don’t think it was. To be honest I don’t remember what I got. This month is a good one though. Let’s see what I got!

First up is the Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. It claims to be an ultra volumizing mascara that delivers instant dimension for epic lashes. I haven’t tried much from Marc Jacobs Beauty so it was nice to experiment a little more with the brand. However, I wasn’t crazy about the brush. It’s very chunky and oddly shaped. Because of that I couldn’t really coat all of my lashes evenly. I’m not really a fan of this one.

I love Origins! I love them so much that I don’t even mind getting a repeat item. Like the Origins Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores. It’s an ultra purifying charcoal mask that deep cleans and visibly reduces pores. The sample size is pretty generous too!

The Moroccanoil Moroccanoil Treatment is an argan oil hair treatment that conditions, protects, and adds shine to your strands. I ended up giving this to my mother-in-law and she loves it!

I think the SEPHORA COLLECTION Ultra Shine Lip Gel in 04 Perfect Nude was the least exciting item in this month’s box. While I have been rocking lip gloss these days, this one just doesn’t scream new and exciting to me.

I was very excited to see the Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum included in this month’s box. I’ve received a few other Caudalie products in past boxes and loved them all. I’m hoping this oil free serum will be another winner. It sure does sound promising! It’s infused with grape water to boost hydration and soothe even the most sensitive skin.

And this month’s fragrance is BURBERRY My Burberry Blush. I’m not usually big on floral scents, but this was pretty nice. I think it’s balanced out nicely with some of the fruity notes. It’s a little on the sweet side, but overall very pretty.

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Product: Play! by Sephora Monthly Subscription
Price: $10.00
Purchase: sephora.com

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