LA Splash Lip Couture Liquid Lipstick Review + Swatches

LA Splash Lip Couture Liquid Lipstick

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I’m so excited about this post because I feel that these shades are perfect for the fall and the formula is great! This review is on the shades OG-Ghoulish, Ghoulish, Latte Confession, Malevolent, and Vindictive.

These claim to be waterproof and transfer-proof and I completely agree that it is both. It takes a little while for the product to dry to a matte finish but once it does, it will not budge at all and is not sticky. I like to apply a thin even coat since it does tend to crack if you apply it on too thick. It doesn’t feel terribly dry but you can sense it on your lips. I have tried to wear this over lip balm and it does not hold up as well as it does on bare lips; it flakes off after a while.

This has a very unpleasant smell but it fades away quickly after it is applied. The color did not fade or move throughout the day until I had lunch, it started to flake off and fade a bit in the middle of my lower lip. I noticed that this happens when I’m having more greasier foods since this product gets removed with oil. At the end of the day I use an oil-based makeup remover; it will not come off with anything else.

Bottom to top: OG-Ghoulish (grey, taupe shade), Ghoulish (beige, nude shade), and Latte (rosey, brown shade).

LA Splash Lip Couture Liquid Lipstick

Bottom to top: Malevolent (vampy, purple-toned shade) and Vindictive (blue-grey, teal shade).

LA Splash Lip Couture Liquid Lipstick

All shades were extremely pigmented except for Malevolent which needed two coats hence the patchiness and the thick layer in the swatch. They can accentuate lip lines but this is not as obvious on the lips as it shows up in the hand swatches. These apply on the lips better if you exfoliate and moisturize your lips before application. Overall, I enjoyed these liquid lipsticks because of the beautiful shades and the waterproof/transfer-proof formula.

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Disclaimer: I received these products for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

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DUO Eyelash Adhesive White/Clear Review

DUO Eyelash Adhesive white clear

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This was my first false lash adhesive and after using it for a while now I thought I would post a review. This review is on the white colored which turns into clear.

This is the 14 gram squeeze tube and a disadvantage with this is that the tip is bigger so more product comes out than needed. When I first opened this bottle and applied it to my false lashes I noticed that it had an unpleasant scent that I can not describe, but once it was on my eyes I could no longer sense it. The formula is not runny or thick; somewhere down the middle. I found that when I wait about 50 seconds and then apply it, it sticks on better since the glue becomes tacky. If you apply it too quickly it will just slide around and not stick down.

My eyes can get a bit watery when I’m doing my eyeliner and I learned to wait until my eyes are dry before applying this because the glue will never stick if your eyes are wet. I also realized that this glue sticks better when wearing gel liner rather than liquid liner. It mostly dries clear but when I do see some white spots I go over it with my liquid liner.

The wear time on this lash glue does not impress me very much since it tends to not stick very well on the inner corners of my eyes even though I apply more on the ends of the falsies. I have to carry this around to reapply when that starts to happen. Overall, I thought that this was just an average eyelash glue and I’m definitely looking to find one that works better for me.

What is your favourite eyelash glue?

** I purchased this from an eBay trusted seller which no longer carries this. There are many fake DUO glues on eBay, I do not recommend that you purchase it online for this reason. **

Younique Moodstruck Lip Liner Review + Swatches

Younique Moodstruck Precision Pencil Lip Liner Pompous

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This lip liner is a beautiful autumn shade that would suit many different skin tones. It is advertised as being long-wearing, waterproof, and smudge-proof. This review is on the shade “pompous”.

I like this formula for a lip liner because it dries down and doesn’t move around or “bleed” outside of my lips. Once it completely dries, it is smudge and waterproof. I enjoyed wearing this as a liner and it lasted a good amount of time on my lips with some fading after meals at the edges.The formula is creamy but it isn’t creamy enough to wear all over my lips; I found it slightly drying when I filled in my lips. It was also a bit patchy upon application (see top swatch) and that only worsened after eating lunch.

This plum/purple shade is gorgeous! I love to reach for similar shades in the fall and winter time.

Younique Moodstruck Precision Pencil Lip Liner Pompous

Younique Moodstruck Precision Pencil Lip Liner Pompous

Younique Moodstruck Precision Pencil Lip Liner Pompous

I recommend this if you are in search of a long-wearing lip liner that doesn’t move around or fade quickly.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

Arbonne Mineral Powder Foundation Review + Swatches

Arbonne Got You Covered Mineral Powder Foundation Ivory

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I have found the perfect powder to layer over light coverage foundations or BB creams to cover any blemishes or redness. This is a powder foundation but I wouldn’t use it alone, I prefer to use this to set my foundation and to get rid of some redness on my cheeks without using a heavy foundation. This review is on the shade Ivory.

Arbonne Got You Covered Mineral Powder Foundation Ivory

The packaging is good, it has a twist on lid, which I like since it wont open if it falls or when I’m carrying it in my bag. It also has a fabric sifter which helps keep most of product inside however, I find that it isn’t as effective as a plastic sifter with smaller holes which you have to shake the product out.

Arbonne Got You Covered Mineral Powder Foundation Ivory

The powder itself has a unpleasant scent but as soon as you apply it on your skin the smell goes away. It blends very nicely on my skin and settles well; I have tried a few powder foundations and they end up sitting on my skin and looking dry. It has a light to medium coverage but it can completely cover a pimple if you concentrate the powder on the spot. It also lasts for a very good amount of time and I find that it controls my oils very well during the day as I’m not left with a shiny t-zone after 4 hours. This powder works well with a big fluffy loose brush rather than a tightly packed brush (which is better for a liquid product) and it will not look cake-y.

The shade is a touch light for me but it isn’t very noticeable on my face.

Arbonne Got You Covered Mineral Powder Foundation Ivory

Arbonne Got You Covered Mineral Powder Foundation Ivory

Overall, I really like this powder to add some coverage and to cover any spots since it lasts much longer than most cream concealers. This also has SPF 15 which is great but I do not think that it is sufficient enough to prevent sunburn. Arbonne products do not contain: talc, parabens, mineral oil, etc.

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e.l.f. Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter Fair

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This is a two-in-one product which contains a concealer on one side and a highlighter on the other side. Both sides have a doe-foot applicator which is my favourite for concealer since you can place it exactly where you want it and control the amount of product. This review is on the shade Fair/Glow.

The concealer has a very thin consistency; almost a liquid but not quite. It blends out very easily and provides little coverage. It doesn’t crease much throughout the day if set with powder right after application. This is the lightest shade and it is a good color for porcelain-light skin tones. (Swatches below)

The highlight end is a white shade with the same consistency as the concealer. It contains very fine silver shimmer which can only be seen if you are looking at it up close. The highlight end confuses me since I would not put a glittery, stark white shade under my eyes. Even when it is blended out, it remains white; leaving a white cast so I would not apply it to my cheekbones either.

The highlight is on the top and concealer on the bottom swiped with the applicator twice.

e.l.f. Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter Fair

This is after blending it out completely. (enlarge pic to see shimmer)

e.l.f. Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter Fair

Overall, I would not recommend this because the highlighter end is unusable for most and there are so many other concealers that work better than this.

Have you tried this concealer? Also, Click here to see my review on the e.l.f. Maximum Coverage Concealer!

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FACE Atelier Ultra Foundation Review + Swatches

Face Atelier Ultra Foundation

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This foundation has a unique formula; it is silicon-based and that means it works better without a primer. It is a liquid foundation but the coverage is amazing; it has a satin, almost matte finish that looks very skin-like. This review is on the shade 2-Ivory.

The bottle is made of glass and has a pump on it which is great since it is a liquid formula that can be quite messy. It has 30mL of product in it which I’d say is the average amount. The bottle is not likely to break if dropped but I definitely wouldn’t say that it is travel-friendly either.

The coverage is about medium but can easily be built to full; it does not looks cake-y when built up. I have an oily t-zone and I thought this lasted a good amount of time on my face, keeping in mind that I always set my foundation with a powder. It is not extremely long-lasting but it easily lasts a full work/school day without much fading.

The bottom is the product pumped out and the top I slightly blended it in, it has a glow because it wasn’t dried fully.

Face Atelier Ultra Foundation

Face Atelier Ultra Foundation

Face Atelier Ultra FoundationThis shade has a warm (yellow) undertone which I prefer over pink. It blends in very well with a flat top brush that has tightly packed hairs (since it is liquid). This brand is vegan and cruelty-free.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Review + Swatches

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics

This brand interested me because their products are vegan and they are paraben, gluten, fragrance, and cruelty-free. The World Burn Congress, Cancer Wards, and the Medical Community recognize Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics.

Starting off with the foundation (Island Goddess Prep, Prime & Powder), I found the formula to be very unique – it is more so liquid than cream and it quickly turns to powder once blended on the skin. I have combination-oily skin and thought this worked great because it set quickly and did not move around. You wouldn’t even need to set this with powder. It sits beautifully on the skin; it has a matte finish. It has medium coverage but can be built to full coverage. It comes in a glass bottle which is not ideal (no pump) but it is fairly easy to pour out.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Island Goddess Prep, Prime, and Powder

This is in the lightest shade; Ocean Surf, which is described as an ivory shade with warm undertones. This was light enough for me but it did have a slight pink (cool) undertone which is not what I usually reach for since I have a neutral undertone. Blended out on top and poured on the bottom.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Island Goddess Prep, Prime & Powder

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Island Goddess Prep, Prime & Powder

This brand also has a cream foundation (Skin Care Cover Foundation) and it comes in a tin packaging. I tried to use this as a concealer but it was too thick and cake-y for under my eyes. I instead used this on blemishes and scars and I really liked the full coverage that it gave. It is a thick cream consistency.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Skin Care Cover Foundation

The shade I got is “Bronzed Bodies” and it is the lightest shade available as well.  Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Skin Care Cover FoundationSweet LeiLani Cosmetics Skin Care Cover Foundation

Next, is a light/translucent powder (Hawaiian Highlight) which is a very finely milled pressed powder. I love using this all over to set my face and it does not look cake-y at all. It does not contain any shimmer or glitter; it mattifies very well.  There is only one shade of this “highlight” named Sky. There is no swatch for this since it is translucent.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Hawaiian Highlight

This eyeshadow duo (Seaside Mineral Dual Jewels) is extremely pigmented and buttery; I love the formula of this.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Seaside Mineral Dual Jewels Eyeshadow

They have many different shades, this duo is named “Jelly Fish”. They both contain shimmer.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Seaside Mineral Dual Jewels Eyeshadow

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Seaside Mineral Dual Jewels Eyeshadow

Lastly, is a lipstick (Hawaiian Petals Lip Plumping Lip Shade) which claims to be plumping however, I did not notice much of that. It is very creamy and moisturizing; does not drag on my lips.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Hawaiian Petals Lip Plumping Lipstick

The shade “Coral Reef” is a peachy, nude shade that is a touch frosty. I love the shade but the frosty aspect is not my favourite.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Hawaiian Petals Lip Plumping LipstickSweet LeiLani Cosmetics Hawaiian Petals Lip Plumping Lipstick

Overall, I like these products and other than the shades/colors I thought the formula of all of them was amazing. The liquid foundation really has a unique formula and I would imagine that those with an oily skin type will love it. The eyeshadow also has a nice buttery formula; I would love to try more shades. The pressed powder is also great for carrying in my purse to touch up since it is extremely light, it does not cake-up.

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Disclaimer: I received these products for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.