Nyx Slip Tease Lip Lacquer (Strawberry Whip) Review

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Today I have a little review and swatching of one of the Slip Tease Lip Lacquers in the shade Strawberry Whip from Nyx Cosmetics. I purchased this one just before Christmas, and have been wearing it since then. [info in italics taken from the Nyx Canada website]

Nyx Slip Tease Lip Lacquer in Strawberry Whip

Put the moves on your pout with our new Slip Tease Full Colour Lip Lacquer. From seductive nudes to bold berries and more, this luxurious lippie delivers full coverage in 24 pigment-rich and seriously plush shades that shine.

Nyx Slip Tease Lip Lacquer in Strawberry Whip

Featuring an hourglass-shaped applicator that makes lining your lips a cinch, each weightless hue slips on comfy-smooth and glossy for a knockout finish. The soft vanilla-mint scent is also pretty irresistible.

Nyx Slip Tease Lip Lacquer in Strawberry Whip

This is a glossy liquid lipstick, and is super hydrating. Fairly long wearing, but not smudge or transfer-proof. I love the shade that I bought.

Nyx Slip Tease Lip Lacquer in Strawberry Whip

Very hydrating, and pigmented. Not sticky like a regular lip gloss.

Nyx Slip Tease Lip Lacquer in Strawberry Whip

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Nyx Machinist Collection – The Lip Products Reviews

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Today I’m reviewing two of the lip products from Nyx’s recent Machinist Collection (inspired by Steampunk). The Machinist Collection has three themes: Grind, Steam and Ignite. There are two lip products for each of the three themes – the Machinist Lipstick and the Machinist Lip Lacquer. I purchased both in the Ignite shades. [info in italics taken from the Nyx Canada website]

The Lipstick:

Nyx Machinist Lipstick in Ignite

Stud those lips in shimmery color using our limited-edition Machinist Lipstick. This comfortably creamy formula is loaded with ultra-fine pearls that add over-the-top luster to your pout. Available in honey bronze, copper and bronze—representing the Grind, Steam and Ignite facets of our Machinist collection, respectively—these high-coverage lippies are the perf accessories. 

Nyx Machinist Lipstick in Ignite

The Ignite shade of the Lipstick is a dark, vampy, metallic bronze shade. In the tube it looks like it would be more wine toned, but on me it pulls more brown. I do find it a little on the drying side, not terribly so – comparable to a mildly drying matte lipstick. I find that most metallic lipstick shades feel like when I wear them.

Nyx Machinist Lipstick in Ignite

The Lip Lacquer:

Nyx Machinist Lip Lacquer in Ignite

Go full steam ahead with Machinist Lip Lacquer. This limited-edition lippie is the Slip Tease Full Color Lip Lacquer you know and love—now in steampunk-inspired shades! Available in wine (Grind), blue (Steam) and nude (Ignite), each grungy tone adds a glossy touch to the Grind, Steam and Ignite facets of our Machinist collection. This perfectly plush lippie goes on silky-smooth and provides full coverage.

Nyx Machinist Lip Lacquer in Ignite

The Ignite shade of the Lip Lacquer is a very wearable nude shade that is super comfortable on the lips – and surprisingly long wearing for a glossy finish liquid lipstick. I’ve been wearing this one a LOT lately!

*In the photo below I’ve swatched the Lip Lacquer rather thick to show the colour*

Nyx Machinist Lip Lacquer in Ignite

I’ve also been testing out one of the Machinist Palettes – swatches and review to follow in a few days.

Have you tried anything from the Machinist Collection?

Nyx is cruelty free, however their parent company is not.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased these things.

 

 

Spring Inspired Lip Edition

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Just a quick little post for you all today – a spring inspired lip swatch fest! We had a huge snowstorm last week, but this week everything is melting, and spring is in the air!

Here’s a selection of spring inspired shades from my collection – starting with traditional lipsticks – I chose all pink, nude, mauve shades:

 

 

 

Milani  – Nude Crème (reviewed here)

Nyx Matte Lipstick – Tea Rose / Rose Thé (reviewed here) *One of my absolute faves*

Nyx Butter Lipstick – Pops / Explosif (reviewed here)

Moving onto the liquid lipsticks in my collection:

 

Elizabeth Mott Color is Bae – Mauve Moxie (reviewed here)

ColourPop – Dopey (reviewed here) * One of my most worn lipsticks*

Nyx Liquid Suede – Tea & Cookies (reviewed here)

Black Moon Cosmetics – Wrath (reviewed here) *Another one of my most worn lipsticks*

Ciate Liquid Velvet – Pin Up (reviewed here) *Been wearing this one lately*

Nyx Lip Lingerie – Embellishment (reviewed here)

Hopefully these spring inspired lip shades will inspire you as well!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for disclosure. All have been purchased by me, or came from my Ipsy Glam Bag subscription that I pay for.

 

 

 

 

Weekly Re-cap (Feb 6th to 12th)

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Just a little round-up of the week’s blog posts:

Monday, February 6th – Spring Cleaning Project (Spring Project Pan Collab)

Wednesday, February 8th – Nyx Lip Lingerie Review (Embellishment)

Friday, February 10th – Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Review (Lavender Steel)

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original posts for product disclosures.

Nyx Lip Lingerie Embellishment Review

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Today I’m reviewing one of the Nyx Lip Lingerie liquid lipsticks, in the shade Embellishment.

Here’s what it says on the Nyx website:

Slip into something seductive with Lip Lingerie, our new weightless liquid lipstick with a plush matte finish. Available in a range of color-kissed nudes—from cinnamon pink and chocolate brown, to warm mahogany red and classic nude beige—each sultry shade will coat the curves of your lips with irresistibly creamy color.

Colourwise, I thought that the shade that I picked would be a little pinker in tone based on the online swatches, but on me, it leans more dusty purple toned than pink.

Nyx Lip Lingerie - Embellishment

When first applied it feels creamy, but a little sticky as it dries down to less of a true matte, and more of a semi-matte finish. The stickiness disappears thankfully. I don’t find this liquid lipstick to be very drying, it is actually quite comfortable and fairly long wearing.

Have you tried any of the Lip Lingerie liquid lipsticks?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Ipsy Glam Bag Dec 2016 Unboxing & First Impressions

Ipsy Glam Bag Dec 2016

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This month’s Ipsy Glam Bag is a good one in my opinion. Let’s take a look:

Ipsy Glam Bag Dec 2016

This month’s theme was Carpe P.M., and the bag is supposed to double as a little wristlet. It is a pinky red fuzzy fabric, with a gold metallic interior lining. It is kind of cute in a tacky way, but not something that I would use.

Ipsy Glam Bag Dec 2016

The first product is the Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask. I’ve tried this product before, and it works well for my sensitive skin. Cruelty free brand, owned by a parent company that is not cruelty free.

A fruity cocktail to brighten us up. Glycolic acid from pineapple, lactic acid from passion fruit, citric acid from lemon, and tartaric acid from grape work together to exfoliate and leave our skin looking its most radiant.

  • Let’s add one more fruit to that. Papain from Mexican papayas helps reduce the appearance of fine lines.
  • Downplay. Minimizes pores and diminishes hyperpigmentation.
  • 10 out of 10 of us here at ipsy HQ said our skin felt firmer after a single use.

Ipsy Glam Bag Dec 2016

The second product is the Nyx Prismatic Shadow in shade Jaded. The photos just don’t do this one justice, it is a beautiful metallic green shade. Cruelty free brand owned by a parent company that is not cruelty free.

Razzle dazzle ‘em. We’re in awe over how pigmented this shadow is, delivering rich color with gentle metallic shimmer in a single swipe.

  • Go it alone. No primer necessary to turn on the glitz and get a look that lasts.
  • Standout formula. Soft texture makes the shadow easy to blend, without flecks falling onto our cheeks.

ipsters who sample this shadow in their Glam Bag will receive Bedroom Eyes (chestnut)Fireball (reddish rose)Jaded (green) or Punk Heart (amethyst).

I really like the one that I received, but all four shades are gorgeous.

Ipsy Glam Bag Dec 2016

The third product is the Symphony Beauty Snow Cream Moisturizer. I’ve only tested this on my wrist so far, but it has such a cool texture. Cruelty free brand.

Zero gravity. This weightless whipped gel moisturizer feels as light and fluffy as fresh snow—and has us dreaming of a white Christmas.

  • Instant gratification. Absorbs immediately and leaves our faces looking fresh and hydrated.
  • Cut the grease. No sticky or tacky residue left behind. Just super smooth skin.
  • Oh, do glow on. Vitamin E nourishes and helps brighten up our complexions.

Ipsy Glam Bag Dec 2016

The fourth product is the Ciaté Liquid Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Pin Up. I like how this one applies smoothly and evenly. It actually feels comfortable! Way better than the one from last month’s bag (here). Cruelty free company.

We’re matte about it. One of the most comfy liquid lipsticks we’ve ever tried.  And trust us, we’ve sampled hundreds here at ipsy HQ. Creamy and moisturizing, it dries down to a soft finish that lasts and lasts.

  • Berry nice. Purplish-pink shade looks fan-freaking-tastic with any skin tone.
  • Hyaluronic acid conditions lips (buh-bye, dryness and flaking) and makes them appear fuller and smoother.
  • Stay inside the lines. Precision tip makes it easy to apply and totally goof-proof, even for liquid lipstick newbies.

Ipsy Glam Bag Dec 2016

Ipsy Glam Bag Dec 2016

The fifth and final product is the Tarte Maracuja Oil (aka Barracuda Oil, right Cat and Stashy, haha!)  I’m super happy about this one! Cruelty free.

Oils can seem scary (um hello! who wants to look greasy?!) but this multitasker left our skin quenched, nourished, and dewy—not shiny. You’ll want to have a bottle on you at all times. 

  • Packed with complexion heroes like skin-brightening Vitamin C and repairing fatty acids
  • Use it for a zillion other things like frizz-fighting, on-the-go manis, makeup removal

I’ve had several samples of this oil over the years, I think that it might be the first facial oil that I’d ever tried.

Overall, I think that this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag was great! I got three skincare products and two makeup products that I really like. What did you get in your bag? Were you happy with what you received?

Ipsy Glam Bag Dec 2016

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I pay for this subscription, my opinions are my own.

 

ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip in Kween

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Today I’m swatching and reviewing the last of my liquid lipsticks from most recent ColourPop haul – the Ultra Metallic Lip in Kween.

ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip in Kween

One shade to rule them all, a burnt red with tons of gold glitter in a Metallic finish

Colour-wise this one is absolutely stunning and perfect for fall.

ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip in Kween

I have to say that I’m disappointed in the formulation of this one. It is nowhere near as creamy and comfortable as the other Ultra Metallic Lip that I’ve tested (Man Eater). This one also applies patchy if you aren’t careful in application.

The below photo shows the difference between two different swatch attempts – the top swatch took a lot more work than the bottom one which is just a quick swipe.

ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip in Kween

Maybe I got a bad batch, I don’t know. But for $6 (USD), I will still try more from ColourPop. If this was a $40 lipstick I’d be really upset, but for the price, I’m willing to gamble on an occasional dud since all of the other liquid lipsticks that I’ve tried were great!

Have you gotten any that you were less than impressed with? Are you still willing to try more?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this! And my opinion is very much my own!

ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip – My Jam

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Today I’m reviewing my first Ultra Glossy Lip from ColourPop in the shade My Jam.

ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip in My Jam

My Jam is described as “a warm golden nude shimmering with silver and gold in a Metallic finish”.

My Jam feels like a hybrid between the Ultra Metallic and a traditional lip gloss. Shade-wise, on me, it is a sheer, light, peachy nude, and the metallic effect casts more silver in tone than gold. In some light, it has a frosted appearance.

 

As I’ve said many times, I’m not a huge fan of how glosses feel on my lips, but this one is light and comfortable on the lips, and feels lighter than most glosses. And most importantly, it does not have that sticky, goopy feeling that I hate. That being said, I do prefer the look and feel of Man Eater to this one.

Have you tried any of the Ultra Glossy Lips? Are you a gloss fan, or are you like me, and dislike how most of them feel on the lips?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip – Man Eater (Review)

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I’m FINALLY swatching and reviewing one of the three liquid lipsticks that I purchased in my last ColourPop order! I’ve been wear testing this bunch for over two weeks now!

ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip - Man Eater

This one is from the Ultra Metallic Lip line that was recently launched, in the shade Man Eater, which is described as “a shimmering rose gold in a Metallic finish”. 

Rose gold metallic? I had to buy this one when I saw their online swatches.

ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip - Man Eater

It applies smoothly and is comfortable on the lips. It is long wearing as well, and unless you are eating something greasy, it will last through dinner and drinks!

I’m super happy with this one! It pairs beautifully with the SuperShock Cheek Highlighter that I recently reviewed in the shade Butterfly Beach.

Have you tried any of the ColourPop Ultra Metallics?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!