Review for: Sugarrimmed (milky pale pink w/red, teal and white pearl)
I have tried many of the Dazzleglasses over the years, and while I have enjoyed all of them this shade is my new love. It is the perfect shade of a nudey/pinky-peach with beautiful little specs of iridescent (almost gold toned) sparkle. This looks stunning over nudes of all lightness and darkness.
This is most over hyped foundations I have probably ever tried. Thankfully I got a few samples of this to try out rather than dropping that hefty price tag. After seeing the internet explode about this I thought for sure I would fall in love with it. Wrong. I know this isn't suppose to be super full coverage, but it is down right sheer. Even after building it still looked like I had barely anything on. If you have flawless skin and like a light coverage maybe you will like this, but I am certainly glad I didn't spend a dime on it.
Being a freelance makeup artist and beauty lover in general I have no idea how I have never purchased an Estee Lauder lipsick before now. I saw all the beautiful shades on display at a local counter, loved the swatches and decided to give one a go. I chose the shade 'Desirable' which is a peachy-pink nude (more on the rosy side). The formula is super creamy, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, and had good staying power at 2-4 hours with little transfer. Now that I have tried these out I am looking forward to purchasing more shades.
ABH has always been one of my favorite makeup brands. But 80% of the products I have purchased over the last year have been less than spectacular. I do love their liquid lipsticks and glosses so I had high hopes for an actual lipstick-finally. The shade range is wide and very pretty, but I will warn you the swatches online verses in person are vastly different on some of these. I bought a few of the nudes and I am torn about these. On one hand I love the sleek packaging and colors but the formula itself is not so good. I realize these are matte but the drag on these is insane. You literally have to press and pull hard to get these to glide on (some shades are worse than others). They are so dry they are difficult to apply. Once on, the formula feels so dry and hardening that your lips feel like they might crack at any time. These also have a pretty bad transfer and don't wear long on the lips. I know the brand has been having some product issues of late, so I am hoping they reformulate these. They have potential but I only ended up keeping one of them because they are just too much work.
Review for: BECCA Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss Champagne Dream x Bellini 0.17 oz/ 5 g
I have been on a major lip gloss kick lately so of course I couldn't resist these. I chose the champagne Bellini shade as I am a lover of nudes. This formula gives the lips a beautiful sparkly appearance without feeling goopy or thick. You can feel the chucks of glitter every now and then, but that personally doesn't bother me. Becca is always expanding their range of products and getting better all the time. These little beauties are a fantastic addition to the brand.
I am very picky when it comes to lip pencils, as I am often left underwhelmed. The Charlotte Tilbury pencils are my holy grail favorite. "Pillow Talk' and 'Iconic Nude' are staples for me. One gives a warmer natural toned nude, while the other is more on the pink nude side. 2 different looks that are both always beautiful on the lips. Usually with pencils that have to be sharpened I find them very dry and hard to use, but the CT formula is creamy and smooth with exceptional pigmentation. They last for hours and layer beautifully.
I kept hearing rave reviews about this highlighter and noticed it was always sold out on Sephora. So I bought into the hype I ordered the more champagne hued shade. First of all the biggest pro to this product is it's packaging. Both the outside and the inside are just darling. Designed with a pretty little star print, I first swatched this on my arm and was very hopeful as it left a pretty, glimmering glow. Then I tried it with a brush on my face and...nothing. Another layer...nothing. Two heavy layers and all I could see was the faintest of sheens. I know that just like certain eyeshadows that only look good with a finger, a highlighter sometimes just does not deliver with a brush. For the price and hoopla I expected this to be blinding. The pigmentation just isn't there, and sadly the packaging isn't enough to save it. I will be returning this item.
I don't usually buy UD lipsticks (for no real reason) but after seeing this one pop up in the Naked Heat collection I was sold. The shade it a warm peachy nude, and it is as creamy as peanut butter. The formula melts onto your lips and has good staying power. It's a very flattering shade for many skin-tones. The packaging is also lovely with it's copper and gold no fuss design. This is limited addition (of course!) so grab it will you can.
As I mentioned in my other reviews from this collection, I had to have the entire set (except the blush palette, which I simply didn't need). These glosses share the same charming packaging as the lipsticks and look beautiful over top of them, or even worn on their own. My only gripe would be it takes several layers of a few of them to really get any glossy payoff.
As a lover of makeup and Disney there was no way I was letting this beauty pass me by. First of all the storybook packaging (complete with magic mirror and brush!) is absolutely stunning. It perfectly embodies the tale of 'Beauty and The Beast'. The shades are for the most part on the neutral side. The palette is a reflection of the film, and most importantly Belle so obviously you aren't going to have a palette filled with wild colors. The shades are highly pigmented and blend easily. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars from me is that (as mentioned above) you aren't going to get many looks out of this palette. But if you like a simple every day look, or a smoky eye then you will love it.