Too Faced Love Palette Review and Swatches

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Too Faced always comes out with fun new palettes that keep my makeup routine interesting.  The latest palette is the Too Faced Love Palette.  There are 15 shades total in this palette.  I like how the palette breaks up into groups of 5, so essentially you get 3 separate quints out of the entire palette.  I just want to put it out there that this palette is so intense and gorgeous.  The sun was shining bright the day I was taking these pictures and I had a ridiculously hard time focusing in on the shades.  All the shimmers and shines kept making my lens go crazy! LOL Too Faced Love Palette Review

Create your own love story with endless, passionately pretty eye looks.  This love-worthy eye collection features fifteen silky shadows in shimmer, pearl and matte finishes. Innovative slurry powder technology creates velvety, smooth and soft pigments that offer multidimensional, intense color payoff. From flirtatious neutrals to romantic pinks and passionate emeralds, this palette allows you to create limitless looks that anyone will fall head over heels for.

Too Faced Love Palette Review

The first group of shades, i.e. mini palette, has warn neutrals.  Think golds, chocolate, peaches.  This is perfect for those bronzy summer days.  The gold in the palette is super metallic.  The unique shade from this bunch would go to the center shade, the orange-y peach.

Too Faced Love Palette Review

The 2nd group of shades from this palette are pinks and purples.  I think this is a very romantic group from the palette and can create a sweet look for anytime, day or night.  The dark shade makes a perfect smokey eye and the mid-tone matte shade really helps tone down the shimmer and create something that is very wearable.

Too Faced Love Palette Review

The 3rd group of shades includes a green and some really pretty champagne shades along with a black that has some irridescent sparkles in it.  That green is life and very well may be my very favorite shade from the entire palette.

Too Faced Love Palette Review

This palette includes a black waterproof eyeliner that is really fantastic.  It lasts on my lash line, and those six words are probably the best things I could say about any black liner.  Almost NO black eyeliners stay put on my overly watery eyes.  It is nice and creamy so it transfers onto the eyes really easily.

Too Faced Love Palette Review

Here is a look I created using a few shades from the entire palette. Told you I loved that green! LOL

Too Faced Love Palette Eye Look

The Too Faced Love Palette retails for $49 and you can buy it at TooFaced.com, Ulta, Macy’s, and of course Sephora!


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Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow Review

One eyeshadow that I have wanted in my collection for a long time now is Pale Barley.  I recently ordered it from Nordstrom and showed it in a makeup haul on my YouTube channel (if you haven’t checked it out, please do and subscribe) and I have had the pleasure of using it for a while now and wanted to share my thoughts on it.

Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow Review

Spoiler alert, I am obsessed with it.  First of all the packaging is so luxe.  It has the Nova Check pattern that Burberry is known for embossed into the top.  I almost hate to use it because I know the intricacy will fade.  *insert sad face*

Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow Review

Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow is a powder colour in a range of weather-inspired shades.  The shadows can be blended to create a range of eye enhancing colours.  The innovative formula uses silicones for smooth and flawless application and contains micronised satin smooth pigments to ensure long-lasting colour.

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Pale Barley is a shimmery neutral sandy taupe that is much more complex than it looks.  It has a slight gold sheen.  Even though it is called a Sheer Eye Shadow it is anything but that.  I find it to be incredibly pigmented and one of the best textures I have ever encountered.  Even though it is a shimmery shade it isn’t annoyingly so, really only a pretty luminosity is what shows up.

Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow Review

Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow Review

It is soft and velvety to the touch and it blends out really beautifully.

Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow Review

My favorite thing about Burberry Pale Barley is that it layers with other products really well but it is excellent as an all over one-eyeshadow look.

Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow Review

I think that if you are a neutral lover like me you will REALLY love this shade.  I want to address the similarities it has to two shades really quickly.  It is a lot like MAC Patina in shade but Patina has something a little extra as far as complexity goes but the texture isn’t as good as Pale Barley.  The retired Urban Decay Ruthless shade was a favorite of mine and I actually used it completely up, but from memory I would say that those two shades are extremely similar and honestly could be exact dupes.  I wish I still had UD Ruthless in my collection so I could tell you 100%.  If you are looking to make Burberry Pale Barley yours you can find it at Nordstrom!


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Too Faced Love Flush Blush Review and Swatches

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As soon as I laid my eyes on the Too Faced Love Flush Blushes I was completely obsessed.  The shape of the compact is too freaking adorable and the fact that the compact themselves color coordinate with the shades inside is phenomenal.  I mean, HOW COULD YOU NOT BE OBSESSED IMMEDIATELY?  Well, what is even more interesting is the detailed embossing on the blush itself.  Very intricate bunnies and floral motif decorates the gorgeous powder blushes and they are so pretty that I really don’t even want to mess them up.Too Faced Love Flush Blush Review and Swatches

So basically the Too Faced Love Flush Blush is a long-wear, fade- and smudge-proof formula that keeps your cheeks perfectly flushed for up to 16 hours.

Blush all day and night with the flush of true love. Each of the six pigment-rich, high-impact shades deliver a pretty, pop of color to any skintone with bold color payoff. The long-wear formula is enriched with buttery soft pigments that bond with skin and take on a weightless, suspended look that lasts for up to 16 hours—so you don’t have to worry about reapplication throughout the day. From a soft dusty nude hue with fine gold sparkle to a watermelon pink, you can create an array of looks for daytime and nighttime wear.

Shall we start with Baby Love?  It is a soft dusty nude w/ fine gold sparkle and it honestly reminded me a LOT of Tarte Exposed blush.  I actually swatched the two next to each other on my instagram which you can see if you CLICK HERE!  (Don’t forget to follow!)  They are slightly different and if I am just being honest, the Too Faced blush is more pigmented.  Baby Love is definitely one that will be around the top of the pile because it is exactly the type of shade I reach for on a daily basis, it goes with everything and is very neutral.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush Baby Love Review and Swatches

Justify My Love is a bright pink w/fine gold sparkle.  This is the one that I would go for if I wanted to really brighten up my cheeks and look more awake.  Gorgeous shade and really one that I was lacking in my overall blush collection.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush Justify My Love Review and Swatches

Your Love Is King is a plumy rose.  It is deep and has those purple tones that I LOVE.  I can see this becoming my go-to blush shade for the fall months.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush Your Love Is King Review and Swatches

How Deep Is Your Love? is a beautiful watermelon pink.  It is bright, fun and definitely meant to be noticed.  This is the perfect bright summer blush.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush How Deep Is Your Love Review and Swatches

Love Hangover is the perfect warm pink.  It has a little peachy/coral undertone to it but it is absolutely gorgeous.  It is hard to choose a favorite of the bunch but I am leaning towards this one a whole bunch.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush Love Hangover Review and Swatches

I Will Always Love You is a gilded peach.  I would actually go far enough as to say it is pretty orange.  Orange is in so that is completely fine!  This is definitely a blush shade that I lacked in my collection and I don’t really see that often so I am glad that this line has it to offer.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush I Will Always Love You Review and Swatches

L to R: Baby Love, Justify My Love, Your Love Is King, How Deep Is Your Love?, Love Hangover, and I Will Always Love You.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush Review and Swatches

Too Faced Love Flush Blush gets an A+ for me.  I am surprised that there are only 6 shades to choose from but in reality how many more do we actually need?  The line is well represented in shades.  The formula and pigmentation are top notch and they blend really beautifully.  They satisfied my appetite for gorgeous packaging.  What else could I ask for.  These retail for $26 each and can be found at Sephora, Macy’s, Ulta.

Tell me in the comments below: Which is your favorite shade?


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Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick

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I have become a full fledged lipstick junkie and I can really credit Bite Beauty for that.  I have been a big fan of their products ever since I tried my first shade from them.  They are always extremely pigmented, creamy and they have a really large variety of shades.  The Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick collection made my jaw drop when I saw them.  I was so obsessed from the first time I laid eyes on them.  I teased you on Instagram with them before they were available in stores and you all couldn’t get enough either.

Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick

I just want to warn you that this post is going to be extremely picture heavy because, like I mentioned before, I just can’t get enough of them.

Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick

A limited-edition, matte cream lipstick inspired by the depth and luster of flash-frozen wild berries.
Matte yet moisturizing, Bite’s unique Matte Crème Lipstick has a blend of pigments, powders, and Japanese silica that leave lips with a velvety, soft-focus finish. It features blueberry seed oil, rich in phytonutrients and a potent antioxidant, and cranberry seed oil, which nourishes and moisturizes lips with omega 3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids not found in other oils. This antioxidant-packed lip formula brings highly pigmented, moisturizing, wearable color to lips.

Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick

Plum is a rich eggplant.

Juniper is a deep fucshia.

Barberry is a muted orchid.

Elderberry is a deep purple.

Black Cherry is a deep oxblood.

Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick

Enter Opal Creme Lipstick.

Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick + Opal

A two-tone pearl, sheer cream lipstick for a multidimensional lip look.
BITE Beauty’s Opal Crème Lipstick is designed to be applied on its own for an iridescent finish, or apply top of any lip color to add an ultraviolet dimension. Its infusion of organic fruit butters leaves creamy texture that conditions and nourishes lips with every use. Use this lipstick as a highlighter for a sheer, iridescent glow.

Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick Swatches

The swatches are in the same order as they are listed above.  Also, let me show you what Opal looks like and how it transforms these gorgeous lipsticks.   The blue tones in the Opal Creme Lipstick turned the muted orchid, Barberry, into a gorgeous creature that is completely different.  And quite honestly I adore it.  I am OBSESSED.

Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick Bayberry + Opal

You can get these lipsticks at Sephora.com right now.  Remember, they are limited edition so get your hands on them quick.  Here is the listing for the Bite Beauty Frozen Berries and here is the listing for Bite Beauty Opal Creme Lipstick.

Tell me in the comments below: Which is your favorite berry?


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Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Review

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I am a highlighter junkie and I am not afraid to say it.  When I got my hands on the Becca Cosmetics Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed I use wanted to cuddle it and whisper sweet nothings in it’s ear.  Because, rose gold.  I mean, who doesn’t love that golden glow that has been infused with rose tones?  I certainly do and I am guessing that if you are reading this right now you do too!

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Refined luminosity in any light. This formula features ultra-fine luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect and refract light so your natural glow is never lost. Unlike the traditional pressed powder method, which simply mixes and compresses dry ingredients, this unique process blends pigments with proprietary liquid binders, resulting in unparalleled, creamy application with balanced color dispersion.

If you have never owned a highlighter from Becca then you are doing yourself a disservice in my honest opinion.  I have a few different ones (and blushes) and they are just truly amazing.  The consistency of the product is so soft and creamy feeling.  They are in fact so soft that they could easily break so be careful with them.  Treat them like the gems they are! ;)

The packaging is actually really simple and gorgeous as well.  It has a brushed metal detail with the brand name and the rest is a rubberized brown.  There is a good weight to the compact and it feels really luxe.  Packaging may not be important to everyone but I love multiple pleasing sensory elements in my beauty products, what can I say?

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

This highlighter definitely has a little pigmentation to it and is more suited to warm skintones, but my pale skin can still pull it off.  It blends in well with my bronzer and blush.  Becca Rose gold was exactly what I was missing from my highlighter collection.

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

The Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed is a limited edition product and I would suggest that you pick it up from Dermstore or b glowing as son as you can!


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MAC Giambattista Valli Crystal Glaze Gloss

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You guys know I am a pretty big fan of MAC Cosmetics and their lip products.  I like hat they keep consistently putting out new colors and medium.  They are a brand that a lot of people look to when they want something fresh and new.  The Mac Giambattista Valli Crystal Glaze Gloss in Lena is my new fave for days when I don’t want lip color but I want a pretty shine, but it looks gorgeous over other lip colors too.

MAC Giambattista Valli Crystal Glaze Gloss in Lena

MAC Lena is an opalescent gloss in a jar that transforms any lip colour with a unique pearlescent finish.

MAC Giambattista Valli Crystal Glaze Gloss in Lena

I love that in the pot it looks like an actual opal stone, and that is exactly what it does to whatever you put it on top of.  Say you are wearing a matte lippie and YOU LOVE the shade but sometimes wish it had a bit of a sheen?  This is perfect to pop right on top.  It essentially doubles your lip wardrobe.

MAC Giambattista Valli Crystal Glaze Gloss in Lena

MAC Giambattista Valli Crystal Glaze Gloss in Lena

The picture below is it on my lips over nothing.  You can see the pretty blue, pink and even some gold/yellow sparkles peeking out.  It is too pretty to really catch in a photo so definitely go to the store to try it out for yourself.

MAC Giambattista Valli Crystal Glaze Gloss in Lena

In this collection MAC actually released 5 lip colors: Bianca B, Margherita, Tats, Charlotte, and Eugenie.  The packaging is, of course, amazing and I think that owning at least one piece is worth it for the packaging alone.  Of course, the Crystal Glaze Gloss is what I chose because I like the versatility it brings.  You can find these products at MAC, Nordstrom, Dillard’s.

Tell me in the comments below, what do you have your eye on from the MAC Giambattista Collection?  Is it one of the gorgeous lipsticks or even this gloss?


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Covergirl | The Super Sizer & Intensify Me Review

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Recently Covergirl came out with a couple new products and I have had them sitting on my desk for a couple weeks.  I finally remembered to grab for them when I was getting read to go out a couple nights ago and I wanted to show you the results.  The Covergirl The Super Sizer Mascara and Covergirl Intensify Me Eyeliner are the specific products I am talking about.  I know that there are a lot of reviews out there for this right now so I hope that you find my review helpful!

Covergirl | The Super Sizer Mascara & Intensify Me Eyeliner Review

So I am going to start off with my favorite of the two products which happens to be the Covergirl Intensify Me Liquid eyeliner.  It is actually a really cool eyeliner and specifically it is one that I was interested in immediately because of the applicator.

Get the control of a pencil with the intensity of a liquid eyeliner for beautifully defined eyes every time. Our all-new paddle-shaped tip gives you two looks in one—thick and dramatic or thin and elegant. The intense black formula glides on smoothly and dries quickly for instant drama. Clinically tested, suitable eyeliner for sensitive eyes.

I personally like to have a thinner line on the inside of my eyelids and towards the middle I like to thicken it up and THEN bring it back down to a thinner line for a wing.  This liner actually makes that possible with one swipe of the brush.  Really fabulous.

Covergirl | Intensify Me Eyeliner

Covergirl The Super Size mascara is supposed to increase the volume of your lashes and really fan them out.  The brush/wand is a plastic type brush and the bristles are all different lengths depending on how you turn the brush or where you use it.

The Super Sizer by LashBlast Waterproof Mascara gives you 400% more corner-to-corner volume for fanned out, full eyelashes. Our breakthrough Lash Styler transforms even small lashes — just twirl as you apply it to your lashes for an instantly Super Sized lash look. Opthalmologically tested, this volumizing mascara is suitable for those who wear contact lenses. Removes easily with oil-based makeup remover.

The instructions tell you to twirl the brush, which is something that I actually do and have been doing since high school so I totally agree but for me this mascara just isn’t what I like.  I have always been more interested in using regular bristle wands over plastic ones and I think its just my lashes and what they respond to.  The mascara is definitely fine and nothing is wrong with it, but the brush isn’t my favorite.

Covergirl | The Super Sizer Mascara

You can really see the versatility of the eyeliner in the swatches below.  Think thick and with one smooth stroke of your applicator you can get a little of both.

Covergirl | The Super Sizer Mascara & Intensify Me Eyeliner Swatches

You can see that my picture below shows really great liner with kinda “meh” mascara and that really reflects my opinions on the products as a whole.  I think the liner is phenomenal but the mascara is just okay for me.

Covergirl | The Super Sizer Mascara & Intensify Me Eyeliner

 

You can find these products at Ulta, Walgreens, drugstore.com, diapers.com, and Covergirl.com, What is it that you are looking for in mascara and eyeliner?  Tell me in the comments below.


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The Body Shop Honey Bronze Face Gel

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I am a pale girl.  I used to not be but when I started wanting to protect my skin from the sun it just is what it is. I rely on bronzers and self tanners.  There is a really interesting product that I just discovered that is sort of a hybrid of the two.  The Body Shop Honey Bronze Face Gel applies onto the skin and looks like a self tanner but it washes off like a regular bronzer.

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Face Gel

Get a subtle sun glow with Honey Bronze Tinted Face Gel. This translucent lightweight formula leaves skin with a sun-kissed bronze matte tan that looks utterly natural, never orange or streaky: it’s fool proof! The refreshing gel texture quenches skin all day whilst its gorgeous fragrance takes you to the beach in seconds.

The way I have been applying this is slathering it onto my face and bringing it down my neck.  I then go in and do my makeup over the top of that.  I actually find that most of the time I don’t even apply foundation or concealer when I wear this because I like the look of my warmed up skin on it’s own.  I do go in and apply blush and yes, more bronzer.

It applies smoothly and I haven’t experienced any streaking.  You can see that it does gather in fine lines and wrinkles but if you put forth a little effort into your blending it wont do it.  It will dry and set and stay where you put it until you wash it off.  And it does wash off easily with your regular cleanser.

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Face Gel

I think you will enjoy this lightweight bronzer as much as I do.  You can get The Body Shop Honey Bronze Face Gel at thebodyshop.com!  What is your favorite way to bronze up your skin?


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Charlotte TIlbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Shadow Review and Swatches

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I am of the personal belief that cream eyeshadows make the world go round so it should come as no surprise to you that I had to have the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadows.  I have two shades, Jean and Marie Antoinette.  Jean is a light champagne gold shade while Marie Antoinette is a medium golden taupe brown.  The look of Marie Antoinette on Nordstrom.com was a little deceiving which is why I ordered it.  I thought it was going to be a lot deeper but I am still happy with it.  It makes me want to order another shade because I didn’t get what I thought I was getting… but that has nothing to do with the review, just more so on the side of personal irritation.  ha
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

So, as per usual I will start with the packaging.  These little pots of frosted glass are actually quite gorgeous and sturdy.  I do love the luxurious feel of glass with my beauty products but I am a huge klutz and drop things on a regular basis.  I am always terrified I will drop it on the tile floor and it will shatter.  Hasn’t happened yet, but I am weary.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

These cream eyeshadows are great because they almost feel whipped, and lighter.  They apply onto the eye lid and give you a little time to work with them and blend them out and then they set to a high shine finish.  I really love a nice metallic eye and these are great options for that effect.  The two shades I got in particular are perfect for a one-shadow-and-go look.  I actually wore Jean (the one on the left) by itself a few days ago with some winged liner and mascara and it lasted all day long.  My husband even said he liked my eye makeup that day, so SCORE.  He usually doesn’t comment, and that is fine because I don’t wear my makeup for his amusement anyway, but it is still nice to be complimented.  Wow, this post is just full of little tangents…

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

If you had the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow in mind and were on the fence I hope that this review and swatch post was enough to push you over the edge because I really do like them.  You can find them at Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter,  Bergdorf Goodman, and I think that is it.  :)


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Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Review and Swatches

A week or two ago I ordered the Dior Diorshow Brow Styler and I have got to say that I am obsessed.  I have been switching up my brow routine so much lately that I thought, “why not?”  I typically don’t use pencils like that.  I have been relying on brow powders and pomade style brow products but I have actually been itching to get this one for years because I saw a bunch of people I really trust say that it is perfection.  And I am excited to explain that they are correct.  It is love.

Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Review

For starters, I have the Diorshow Brow Styler in the Universal shade.

I also want to say that the packaging is gorgeous.  It is actually a plastic material that has the look of metal and it is quite sturdy.  The pencil twists up through the top and doesn’t require sharpening!  The pencil itself is so small and PERFECT for simulating the look of real brow hairs.  There are two shades and they are universal to work for any hair color or skintone for easily filling in and defining brows, creating a natural and polished or daring and dramatic look.  I have gone the way of doing both: something ultra natural and intensely bold.

There is a spoolie hidden under a cap on the opposite end.
Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Swatches

This is a shot of me using the pencil recently.  Filling in my brows with the Dior Diorshow Brow Styler was so fast and I love that it didn’t require a brush or anything extra.  The super small point on the pencil is what makes this so perfect.  It is easy to get right into where you need to be without going over the lines.

Taylor Swift Bad Blood Inspired Makeup Look

I purchased the Diorshow Brow Styler online at Nordstrom but you can also find it at SephoraSaks, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, and Dillard’s.  SO many places, right? LOL  I hope you try this out for yourself and LOVE it.

 


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