Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner

November 5, 2018 | Beauty, Fenty Beauty | 12 Comments »


Purchased By Me

Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner

Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner

Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner

Swatches

It’s that time of year where I start stocking up on my essentials. With so many great sales going on this is the best time to do just that. It just so happens that I end up running very low on product toward the end of the year so it works out beautifully.

When it comes to essentials I usually stick to what I know and love. This year I decided to try something a little different. I haven’t tried anything from Fenty Beauty yet. I was super excited when this brand first launched, but nothing really appealed to me. My local Sephora has a whole display so I was able to swatch everything. But I found everything to be far too shimmery and it just wasn’t my thing.

Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner

This year I decided to try something more my style. The Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner is what I had my eye on. It comes in the shade Cuz I’m Black which is described as a true satin black. The packaging is really beautiful. The tip is fine enough for precision lining. I was a little nervous immediately after swatching it on my hand because I noticed the bleeding. But I decided to try it on my lids before deciding that it wasn’t for me.

Application was very easy. I didn’t have to go over and over to achieve that perfect black wing. The fine tip really did help with precision too. There was no tugging or skipping. It glided on effortlessly. Everything was perfect up until that point. After about 2 hours I noticed it moved from the inner corner of my eye to my inner crease. As time went on it all just started to pool into my crease. I’ve tried so many liquid eyeliners in my time and I’ve never experienced anything like it before. My eyeliner usually stays put. It’s easily the one thing I never have to worry about. I hardly ever deal with creasing when it comes to my eyeshadow. My lids just aren’t that oily I guess. But even my eyeshadow would crease before my eyeliner would. It was very strange to see.

Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner

The Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner is a huge miss for me. Just two hours in and it was a mess. I would have been so upset if I had gone somewhere and was unable to fix it. Because it’s not like I walk around with a bag full of makeup and brushes to fix problems like this. And I can’t just pull out a makeup removing wipe from my bag because this eyeliner won’t come off with a wipe. You need an oil based remover. Otherwise it smudges everywhere.

I hear so many great things about the brand, but so far everything I have tried has left me feeling underwhelmed. I also purchased a few of the Stunna Lip Paints which I’m still testing. So far I’m loving them. So at least I got a few keepers. I’ll be reviewing them soon.

Have you tried anything from Fenty Beauty? What products do you love?

Info

Product: Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner
Price: $20.00
Purchase: sephora.com

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise

November 1, 2018 | Beauty, e.l.f. | 4 Comments »


PR Sample

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise

Swatches

Earlier in the month I talked about the e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Posh Peacock. Now I’m going to talk about Bird of Paradise.

Bird of Paradise contains 7 eyeshadows in both matte and metallic finishes. I appreciate that this palette contains a few more matte shades than Posh Peacock did. While I was more drawn to Posh Peacock, I found Bird of Paradise much easier to work with.

I really love the way both palettes swatched. A few of the darker mattes were a little patchy, but still fairly easy to work with. The metallic shades are gorgeous and so pigmented! Even though I received these palettes back in Summer, I feel like they’re perfect for Fall. All of these shades are giving me major Fall vibes.

You can see a look I created with Bird of Paradise below. For this look I applied the last shade on my lid with a dampened brush, the 2nd and 3rd shades in my crease, the 5th shade to deepen my crease, the 3rd and 5th shades on my lower lash line, and the first shade on the inner corner of my eye. I actually used another shade from another palette for my brow bone. I absolutely love that first shade, but I didn’t feel comfortable applying it on my brow bone.

e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise
e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise

Overall, I’d have to say I’m very pleased with both palettes. I don’t know if I could pick a favorite now that I’ve had the chance to experiment with them both. I love the looks I created with both palettes. Some of the darker mattes did need a little work between building up and blending, but they were still cooperative.

Which palette is your favorite?

*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: e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise
Price: $12.00
Purchase: elfcosmetics.com

Bad Habit Beauty Liquified Matte Lipstick in Speed Dial

October 29, 2018 | Bad Habit, Beauty | 2 Comments »


Purchased By Me

Bad Habit Beauty Liquified Matte Lipstick in Speed Dial

Bad Habit Beauty Liquified Matte Lipstick in Speed Dial

Bad Habit Beauty Liquified Matte Lipstick in Speed Dial

Swatches: Collide, Speed Dial

When I stumbled upon the Shop Hush app I really felt like I had found something special. I’ve talked about it so much already so I won’t bore you with the same old stories. While they carry many brands and products I mostly shopped there for the new Bad Habit Beauty goodies. That is until they removed them all from their website. Aside from the bundles sold at a much higher price. I suppose it would be a great deal IF you wanted everything in the bundle. But if you’re stopping by in hopes of picking up just the new palettes, you’re out of luck. They moved them all over to their website. This wouldn’t be so bad if we didn’t miss out on some of the perks. Like free shipping and the ability to apply your rewards. I’m really bummed about this change.

The last Bad Habit Beauty products I purchased from the Shop Hush app was Bad Habit Beauty’s new Liquified Matte Lipsticks. I first purchased Trophy Life. I loved it so much that I purchased a few other shades to test out. Today I will be talking about Speed Dial.

I was really expecting Speed Dial to be as amazing as Trophy Life, but it wasn’t. It applied nice enough. I did have to work at evening it out a bit. Once it dried down it did look a little patchy, but most of the darker shades do. Speed Dial was a little more drying than Trophy Life, but it wasn’t too bad. I’m really digging the shade and feel like it’s the perfect Fall lip. You can see Bad Habit Beauty Liquified Matte Lipstick in Speed Dial below.

Bad Habit Beauty Liquified Matte Lipstick in Speed Dial

Overall, I did like Speed Dial, but I can’t say that I loved it. She’s no Trophy Life.

Have you tried any of Bad Habit Beauty’s Liquified Matte Lipsticks yet?

Info

Product: Bad Habit Beauty Liquified Matte Lipstick in Speed Dial
Price: $6.00
Purchase: badhabitbeauty.com

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