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!

 

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Frick’n’Frack

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Today I’m swatching the last of the three ColourPop liquid lipsticks that I decided to keep from my recent mini haul – the Ultra Satin Lip in Frick’n’Frack.

You be Frick and we’ll be Frack and we’ll both look good in this rosy terracotta.

I really love this one, it is a perfect earthy rose shade. Darker than Dopey (reviewed here), but still a perfect summer colour. I don’t know which one I love more!

This one is a wee bit drier than Dopey, but is not drying on the lip (hopefully that makes sense), and is just a long wearing.

I definitely want to try a few more shades in the Ultra Satin Lip collection! Have you tried any – if so which ones?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Lost

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Lost

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Today I’m swatching and reviewing another one of the ColourPop Ultra Satin liquid lipsticks in the shade Lost.

I once was lost, but now I’m found …and I’m looking amazing in this warm-toned brown red lippie.

Ok, this one does not look in any way like a brown toned red on me. It swatches very brightly on my skin (and on my lips) – more of a bright crimson red. I think that I will be wearing it a lot in the colder seasons. But for right now, I’m going to stick with my pink and mauve tones for summer.

Like Dopey (reviewed here), I find it to be not quite matte, and not quite satin in its finish, but again, very comfortable on the lips. This one STAINS majorly, so application has to be perfect, otherwise you can’t clean up any mistakes. This one is a little tricky to apply, I find that I need to either use a lip brush to apply, or use a lip liner to keep the edges nice.

The photo on the right is after wiping with a kleenex and then rubbing with a micellar water soaked cotton pad. It took a second round of scrubbing to remove the staining completely.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

 

 

 

 

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Dopey

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I gave a little sneak peek on my Instagram of my recent ColourPop mini haul in which I purchased five liquid lipsticks – four Ultra Satin and one Ultra Matte, out of which two will be set aside (without being swatched) for my upcoming giveaway that I’m planning, and three are for me!

First off, my package took forever to arrive (NOT ColourPop’s fault) as it got stuck in customs / postal system on the long weekend leading up to the Canada Post union negotiations and possible strike / mail stoppage. Secondly, because it was packaged in a padded envelope, the boxes got a little squished when the package was jammed into my mailbox (again, NOT ColourPop’s fault).

Onto the review! I’ve been so busy, that I haven’t had the time to photograph and swatch all three Ultra Satin liquid lipsticks yet. I’ve managed to test out only one so far in the shade Dopey, a dusty mauve shade.

This is my first testing of the Ultra Satin liquid lipsticks. It dries to a not quite matte, not quite satin finish that is long wearing and very comfortable on the lips. The first time that I wore it, I applied it at 9am, and it was still visible, although slightly starting to fade by 5pm, lasting through lunch. I made sure to not top it up and not apply lip balm to test longevity.

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Dopey

And the colour, oh the colour! I love the pinky mauve shade! It is slightly pinker toned than my well loved Wrath from Black Moon Cosmetics (reviewed here).

Have you tried any of the Ultra Satin liquid lipsticks from ColourPop?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

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Today I’m reviewing my newest addition to my lipstick collection – a Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick from Nyx in the shade Tea & Cookies, a muted tea rose pink.

Doll up your lips in plush and vibrant color! Our Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick glides on and sets into a striking matte finish. Now available in 12 more velvety-soft shades, this waterproof lippie creates a positively polished look with every swipe.

Yes, another tea rose shade. What can I say, I love this colour for summer!

Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

This is not an uncomfortable liquid matte lipstick. My lips felt nice for several hours before I needed any lip balm, which for me is amazing because I normally apply lip balm all the time! I did not find it to be crumbly or wear off weirdly – which is often a problem with some liquid matte lipsticks.

Here’s a side by side swatch comparison with the Nyx Matte Lipstick in Tea Rose (reviewed previously here):

Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick vs. Matte Lipstick

I love both shades! They are different enough that I can justify having both of them.

Have you tried any of the Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks?

Disclosure: I purchased this!

I was checking my blog stats on the weekend, and hit two milestones! The first of which was passing 750 followers! Thank you for following, liking and commenting on my posts!

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The second milestone is having over 10,000 visitors to my blog! And nearly 20,000 views!

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I’m working on getting together a little give-away to celebrate these milestones. Details to follow once I’ve gotten everything together.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

 

Lip Products – Generation Beauty Edit

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Today I’m swatching and reviewing the lip products that I got at the Generation Beauty event.

First up we have a Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wearing Lipstick from Too Faced in Chocolate Honey. *Generation Beauty Freebie at the Too Faced booth*

Our bestselling Melted and Melted Metal Liquified Lipsticks went through the candy factory for a delectable makeover in six new cocoa-powder-infused shades. Each mouth-watering tube comfortably coats lips in bursts of intense, high-impact, saturated color, while an innovative, angled velvet tip allows for precise application. Exclusive technology inspired by the molten form of lipstick during lab production keeps lipsticks melted for the most high impact color and rich shine possible.

My Experience:

This liquid lipstick is fairly long wearing and keeps it shine, very comfortable on the lips, but does not feel like a goopy lip gloss. (In case you didn’t know, I’m not a big fan of most lip glosses). It is a nice brown toned neutral on me since I’m still pretty pale from winter. On darker skins it would probably be a gorgeous nude shade.

Too Faced Melted Chocolate

Up next we have the Prettifying Lip Oil from Essence Cosmetics. *I purchased this as part of the “pick any five items for $15 CAD” deal that they had at the Essence booth*

oil you want. enriched with jojoba oil to provide the lips with intensive moisture. the light, non-sticky texture offers a subtle-colour shine.

It is available in three different tints: 01 i care for you, honey, 02 first help, pinky and 03 SOS, my heart.

My Experience:

I did not think that I was going to like this because it looks a lot like a sticky lip gloss, but I’ve been using it non-stop all weekend! It does a good job keeping my lips moisturized. It has a faint fruity scent which fades quickly after applying. It is a very faint tint that shows on the lips, but does not show in a skin swatch.

Up next is the Longlasting Lipstick from Essence Cosmetics in shade 14 Adorable Matt!. *Generation Beauty Freebie from the Essence booth*

longlasting love… you simply have to fall in love with the longlasting lipsticks by essence. the lipsticks provide your lips with intensive color for several hours without drying them out. you’re sure to find whatever you’re looking for – from bright pink to intensive red and chilled-out berry to subtle nude shades. the essence logo on the texture and the matt, black packaging with a ring of color to match the actual color of the lipstick are true eye-catchers!

My Experience: 

This is my first lipstick from Essence. I don’t find it to be drying and the colour is fairly long wearing. A fun colour for spring and summer!

Last but not least we have the Nudestix Gel Color Lip and Cheek Balm in shade Pulse (pretty plum nude). *Generation Beauty Freebie from the Nudestix booth*

What it is: An super-moisturizing lip balm with rich color and gel shine.
What it does:  Bring ultimate shine, smooth coverage, and a pop of color to lips with Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm. It’s formulated with over 30 percent ultra-hydrating, lip-protecting plant lipids that are sourced from rapeseed, sunflower, cotton seed, and soybean—plus, vitamin E as an antioxidant. It provides vibrant color with smooth coverage, while the gel polymers impart a fresh, wet gloss without stickiness.

My Experience: 

This lip and cheek balm has all the shine of a lip gloss without the dreaded goop effect that I dislike. It is super moisturizing and smooth. I’m definitely going to be wearing this one a lot this summer! It is a beautiful pinky plum toned nude shade that will work well on a wide range of skin tones from light to dark. I have not worn it on my cheeks yet though.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I received some of these items from the Generation Beauty by IPSY event. I paid for my ticket to the event with my own money and am under no obligation to review any of these things. I also purchased some of these items.

Black Moon Cosmetics Unboxing!

Black Moon Cosmetics

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Today is my birthday! Every year I buy myself a little birthday treat.

I showed a sneak peek last week on my Instagram:

IG Sneak peek

I’ve been wanting to order from Black Moon Cosmetics since the very first time that I saw their liquid to matte lipsticks on InstaGram. My package arrived in a plain black box, but upon opening it, I was amazed at the detail of the mailer box:

Black Moon Cosmetics

And here’s the packaging for the two liquid to matte lipsticks that I ordered, the packaging is STUNNING!

Black Moon Cosmetics

I love that the ingredients list is printed on the box.

Black Moon Cosmetics

Also, they are cruelty free and vegan!

Black Moon Cosmetics

Now onto the lipsticks themselves!

I chose two of the Liquid to Matte Lipsticks, the first one is Selene.

Black Moon Cosmetics - Selene

Black Moon Cosmetics - Selene

The second one is Wrath:

Black Moon Cosmetics - WrathBlack Moon Cosmetics - Wrath

Isn’t the packaging beautiful?

Ok, now onto the swatching and review!

Selene is described as “A beautiful deep plum with a gorgeous soft purple pearlescent sheen” and Wrath is “The perfect combination of mauve with a hint of pink and a touch of brown

Black Moon Cosmetics - swatches wrath & selene

Here’s what it says on the website:

Black Moon Cosmetics has been striving for the past year to bring the finest quality ingredients and the most pigmented colors to grace your pretty face — starting with our amazing line of Liquid to Matte lipsticks. We have made sure every detail is accounted for from our beautifully mysterious packaging to our amazingly unique formula. Our formula’s uniqueness starts from our creamy, whipped texture allowing for buttery smooth application, to our incredibly moisturizing qualities leaving your pout so soft! Our flexible formula does not allow for any cracking or crumbling, it stays put for 5+ hours with no lip liner needed, is kiss-proof, and smells like a freshly baked vanilla cake!

As I’ve said before, most matte lipsticks (whether liquid or in stick form) make my lips want to fall off, so I was taking a chance on ordering these two Liquid to Matte Lipsticks. But as described, they are creamy, and the texture is whipped, almost mousse-like which makes application easy, and the wear is actually comfortable.

Both Selene and Wrath have a four to five hour wear time for me so far, and did not flake or wear off. I really thought that I would need a lip liner for the darker of the two shades, Selene, but there was no bleeding or feathering along the lip line.

I love both shades, but will probably get the most wear out of Wrath. I’m so happy that I finally got my hands on these liquid to matte lipsticks from Black Moon Cosmetics! ❤

Here's another photo because the first swatch photo didn't really capture the metallic sheen of Selene, Wrath got a little rubbed on the edges from my sweater sleeve before it was fully dried down, I didn't have this problem on my lips though.

Black Moon Cosmetics - swatches wrath & selene

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased these things!