e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick in Pearl/Glow Review + Swatches

Hi again!

This eyeliner/eyeshadow stick is perfect for a touch of shimmer in the inner corners, all over the lid, or brow bone. Look below for the swatches; the shades are amazing!

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick1

The liner (pearl) side is a thinner stick that is a metallic silver/white shade. This looks nice on the inner corners; it does not smudge or run (unless you rub it). I tried this on my waterline but it does not work well there; it runs down immediately onto my lashes and because of it’s metallic sheen it doesn’t show up well on the water/tight line.

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick

The shadow (glow) side is a very soft pink/champagne shade. I also love using this on my inner corners and find that the quality is better than the liner; it is creamier. I also think this would look nice on the brow bone if you apply a bit and then blend it out slightly. I usually use a matte shade with the tiniest shimmer for the brow bone but sometimes I like a more shimmery brow bone when all of the shadows I used are matte. I tried this on the waterline and just like the liner; it doesn’t perform well there. I also tried this all over the lid and it immediately creased on me. I applied it again but then quickly added shadow on top and I noticed that it didn’t crease after that. It also made the eye shadow pop because it is a light shimmery color and that definitely came through. I wouldn’t rely on it (as a base) for more than a few hours because I have oily lids and always need to prime.

The shadow (glow) is on the left and the liner (pearl) is on the right.

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick

I would recommend this if you are searching for a silver/white and/or pink/champagne shade for the inner corners. It is very easy to apply and the lasting time is decent; I’d say it would last a whole work/school day but you would experience fading after a few hours if it is not set with a shadow.

Have you tried these eyeliner/shadow sticks? – they come in a bunch of different colors!

Click here to purchase.

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Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick in Peach Punch Review + Swatches

Maybelline Color Whisper Peach Punch

Hello everyone!

Today I thought I would do a review on this lipstick that I have rediscovered in my collection for National Lipstick Day! These Color Whispers are a tinted lip balm rather than a lipstick but this specific shade is much more pigmented than the rest. This shade is a limited edition one that came out with the Bleached Neons collection; which was a year ago. However, I bought this a few months ago on eBay and have seen it a bunch of times again since then; so it is still available online.

Maybelline Color Whisper Peach Punch

The texture is very creamy and feels like a slippery lip balm on my lips. It lasts about 3 hours; which is average for a formula like this. It is very easy to wear; there is no need for a lip balm underneath. You can swipe it on your lips once for a sheer application or go over it a few times to build the intensity. This shade is an orange/peach that will look good on almost all skin tones because it can be built up to look more orange or toned down to look more peach.

Maybelline Color Whisper Peach Punch

Maybelline Color Whisper Peach Punch

Overall, I like this in the summer time because of its hydrating qualities and the color is very summery.

Click here or here to purchase or search “Maybelline Peach Punch” on eBay.

What do you think about the Maybelline Color Whispers?

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso Review + Swatches

Milani Baked Blush Luminoso

Milani Baked Blush Luminoso

Hello again!

I have heard about this blush too many times to not purchase it. I was a little worried that it would not look good on me because I’m very fair however, I didn’t have a shade like it in my collection.

This blush does not claim to be long lasting but I have noticed that it stays on for a long time; it will easily last the whole work/school day. It is also very pigmented and with just a light tap of the brush it picks up a lot of product. It applies very beautifully and melts into my skin without much blending. The quality and performance of this blush is comparable to my higher end blushes.

The packaging is a bit bulky because it houses a brush underneath that I do not recommend that you use with this. The letters are also wiping away on the front.

Milani Baked Blush Luminoso2

The shade is a beautiful peach/orange with lots of shimmer. The first time I swatched it I was sure this wasn’t going to look nice on me. I tried it anyway with a very light hand and it gave me a nice glow that is not overwhelming at all. On me it looks more orange but it’s a nice soft summery shade of orange. I have tried this on medium skin tones and it pulls more peach and looks very natural.

Milani Baked Blush Luminoso

Milani Baked Blush Luminoso

Milani Baked Blush Luminoso

I recommend this blush; the quality is great, the shade is unique and matches most light – medium skin tones.

Have you tried these Milani blushes?

Click here to purchase.

The Beautiful Blogger Award x4

Hi everyone!

Last night I got a notification that I had reached 1000 WordPress followers! I’m so happy that 1000+ of you are enjoying my blog and that you are hopefully finding my product reviews helpful; this means a lot to me. Also, keep in mind that I will do all my award nominations but I want to space them out in between the product reviews.

Beautiful Blogger Award

I was nominated for the beautiful/beauty blogger award 4 times so I decided to do one post on all 4.

The Rules:

  • State who nominated you
  • Answer questions given
  • Tell us 7 random facts
  • Nominate 10 beauty or fashion bloggers
  • Make up 10 questions for your nominees to answer
  • Let the bloggers know you nominated them

I was kindly nominated by Cheap-Skate Beauty for the beautiful and the beauty blogger award. She’s a beauty blogger that does product reviews; which are my absolute favourite to read. Definitely recommend following her blog!

What’s your favourite lipstick?

At the moment I’m really loving my Lancome Color Design lipstick in “B-List”. It’s a nude peach shade that I love mixing with other lipsticks to lighten.

What is your ideal hair? Like long/curly short/straight?

I think long, layered, wavy or straight hair is the most flattering.

Favourite drugstore & high end brand?

My favourite drugstore brand is e.l.f. and favourite high end is Lancome and Clinique.

What made you start blogging?

Click here to see my answer

Favourite animal?

I love all animals but recently I saw a Red Panda on TV and it’s so cute!

Do you play any instruments?

I have played the flute for a year, the violin for 3 years, and the saxophone for a year. My favourite was the violin but I haven’t played anything for years.

What’s your favourite meal?

I like pretty much all different types of food from different cultures. I don’t have a favourite.

What’s your favourite song?

Click here to see my answer

What’s your makeup essential?

Essentials? Mascara, concealer, eyebrow pencil/gel.

If you could be stuck on an island with 3 people – alive or dead – which would you choose?

I can’t choose! I’d say all my family and friends 🙂

*The questions below are questions I asked for the beauty blogger award that have made their way back to me and I thought it would be fun for me to answer my own questions!

How many people have you told about your blog in real life?

A few people in my family (sister, cousin, etc) and some friends that like beauty-related blogs.

How many foundations do you own?

7 Foundations, 4 BB creams, 3 stick foundations, and 4 powder foundations

What’s your favourite eyeshadow colour?

Click here to see my post on it – it’s so unique and looks so nice with my fair skin tone.

How much time do you spend doing your makeup on a daily basis?

Everyday is different – it can take 15 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the occasion.

What’s your favourite makeup brush?

A Lancome angled brush that came in a holiday kit, I use it for my bottom lash line or when I want to do a soft shadow liner on my top lashes.

When you go to a drugstore what brand do you look for first?

Probably Maybelline

What was your first makeup item?

A double-ended cobalt blue and black eyeliner from Estee Lauder I think. I got it from my mom when I was in grade 6/7; I use to love using either side to line my water line.

Do you regularly or have ever self tanned?

I have self tanned a few times in the past using self tanners, but honestly I like my natural skin tone that never tans; I think it suits me the best.

How do you feel about overdrawn lips?

I like it – if it’s not obviously over-drawn.

Do you contour on a daily basis?

I do a very light contour with a cool-toned shade everyday.

My other 2 nominations have only asked me to give 7 random facts about myself; so I have combined them. Beauty by Elyse and Little Blog of Bits ‘n’ Bobs have kindly nominated me. Beauty by Elyse does makeup reviews and really nice makeup looks; love her blog. Little Blog of Bits ‘n’ Bobs does makeup reviews that I really enjoy reading.

Random Facts:

1) Black has always been my favourite nail polish color since middle school.

2) I love spicy foods.

3) I can’t swim, I never learned.

4) I learned to ride a bike when I was in grade 3. I never had training wheels and as a result I had a bunch of accidents.

5) My favourite mascara ever is the Maybelline Lash Sensational.

6) I recently learned that I have tripophobia but honestly who doesn’t?

7) I’m obsessed with sashimi.

Nominees:

Sarah Shireen

The Pretty Little Lawyer

Beginner Beaute

Miss Maisie and Me

Bunnies, Blankets and Bandanas

The Pretty Pomegranate 

Little Beauty Loves

In the Love and Hate of Beauty

The Hautelista

Mishkas Beauty Blog

Beautiful Breakable

My Lip Addiction

Rebecca’s Blog

Vegan Needs

Makeup with Lauren

Your Questions:

1. What is your all-time favourite mascara?

2. How often do you wear makeup?

3. What is your favourite thing about blogging?

4. Name one beauty product that you wish you had.

5. What shades of lipsticks do you wear most often?

6. What is your favourite makeup trend?

7. Blue or green eyeshadow?

8. What is your least favourite part of applying makeup?

9. Liquid or gel liner?

10. Do you wear falsies? If so, which are your favourite(s)?

Also, list 7 random facts about yourself. 

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out all of the blogs listed above!

Marcelle Matte BB Cream Review (paraben/oil/gluten free)

Marcelle Matte BB Cream

Marcelle Matte BB Cream

Hello again!

I’m so excited about this review today because I have tried a bunch of BB creams and this is by far my favorite. Marcelle has different finishes of these BB Creams that I’m dying to try after this. This review is on the matte formula in the shade light to medium.

Firstly, this BB cream only has two shades which confused me at first before I learned that this has a skin matching technology. At first when I pumped out the product it looked very dark but as soon as I rubbed it in it became much lighter and matched my skin shade perfectly! This is perfect for summer when you start out with your natural skin tone and gradually get darker. The picture below has the product blended on top (covered my vein) and the product straight out of the pump on the bottom.

Marcelle Matte BB Cream

The finish of this BB cream is suppose to be a “natural matte” and that is exactly how I would describe it – a matte, satin-almost finish. I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and dry patches sometimes and this does not cling to the dry patches at all and helps to mattify the oily t-zone. The coverage is light to medium – it can be built up very nicely on areas where there is more redness – I use this with a flat top brush and it can cover acne scars very well.

The longevity is not crazy long, I’d say it’s good for a work or school day with some fading after 6 hours. I always set this BB cream with a little bit of powder on my t-zone to prolong it’s wear and since I do still get a little oily if I don’t set it. The packaging is pretty good as well except that the pump sucks in oxygen so you have to slightly squeeze the tube before pumping the product out or it will splatter out.

Lastly, if you read the back of this BB cream you will see that it has alot of beneficial ingredients in it for your skin and it is also hypo-allergenic, 100% perfume free, non-comedogenic, gluten free, oil free, and paraben free. It also says that it can be used as a primer which I haven’t done yet because I love the coverage and finish and don’t want to cover that up. Also, I must add that I have used alot of this product which is why the tube looks so deflated, it has 45mL of product which is decent for a BB cream.

Have you tried any Marcelle products?

Click here to buy this.

Dupe? W7 In the Buff: Lightly Toasted Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

W7 Lightly Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

W7 Lightly Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

Hi everyone!

I’ve seen this palette as a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked palette and from looking at the Naked palette swatches online; they look very similar and a bunch of the shades are even identical. If you haven’t done so, click here to see my review on the W7 in the buff palette, which is a dupe of the Naked 2. This palette is also $8.99 CAD on eBay with free shipping. Links below as always.

W7 Lightly Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

Similar to the In the Buff Palette, the pigmentation on these shadows are amazing and they are very smooth. They last all day on the eyes; I noticed little fading after 8+ hours. They have a bit of a fall out while applying but that can be fixed by either placing a tissue under the eyes or doing the eyes before the face makeup.

The matte shades are a little bit less pigmented and powdery but that doesn’t really bother me as they are blendable and build up pretty well. The 3rd and 5th shades from the left are matte. The 2 shades on the right are more powdery than the rest but they can be built up or used wet.

I did not use primer under the swatches or water to intensify them. The first two pictures below are of the 6 colors on the left of the palette and the 3rd and 4th picture is of the colors on the right side.

W7 Lightly Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

W7 Lightly Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

W7 Lightly Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

W7 Lightly Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

Have you tried these W7 palettes?

Click here to buy on eBay.

Laval Kohl Eyeliner in White Review + Swatches

Laval Kohl Eyeliner White

Hi again!

I randomly found this on eBay one day when I was looking for a good white eyeliner to use on my waterline. I wanted one that was creamy enough to apply to my water line but not too creamy like the NYX jumbo pencils because I don’t like the look of an extremely stark white waterline.

It applies well to my waterline without tugging but I do have to go over it 2-3 times to really brighten it. I really like how it looks on; it looks brightened but not obvious that you are wearing anything.

Laval Kohl Eyeliner White

This is a regular eyeliner pencil so you have to sharpen it but it sharpens very well, without breaking. It lasts for a decent amount of time on my waterline about 3-4 hours, so I bring it along in my bag to reapply.

This was my second product from laval after having used their bronzer (review coming soon), I decided to try out their eyeliner as well. Their products are very affordable and are decent quality from what I have experienced so far.

Have you tried any Laval products?

Click here to purchase

Also, click here to see my last review on the Korres Highlighter that I love!