e.l.f. The New Classics || Swatch Stories #2

Color story #2

As a true makeup junkie, it is very easy to neglect makeup that I already own in favor of what’s new. This year, to get more use from my existing collection, I have decided to start a new series: Swatch Stories. Using one palette per month, I will do weekly posts of a different color combination.

I chose the e.l.f. The New Classics palette because since getting it in my e.l.f. haul, it has truly become a new favorite of mine. To me it is like the perfect blend of the ABH Soft Glam and Sultry palettes. It has everything you need for day and night, and performs well.

From Top to Bottom: Blanc, Cosmo, Charmer, Earth

💜Michelle Lisette

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Previous Swatch Story features:

Juvia’s Place The Warrior #1, #2, #3, #4

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

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e.l.f. The New Classics || Swatch Stories #1

A new palette each month. New look inspo every week.

As a true makeup junkie, it is very easy to neglect makeup that I already own in favor of what’s new. This year, to get more use from my existing collection, I have decided to start a new series: Swatch Stories. Using one palette per month, I will do weekly posts of a different color combination.

I chose the e.l.f. The New Classics palette because since getting it in my e.l.f. haul, it has truly become a new favorite of mine. To me it is like the perfect blend of the ABH Soft Glam and Sultry palettes. It has everything you need for day and night, and performs well.

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For the first swatch story, I went with four colors that can take you from day to night within themselves. Below the swatches is one of the soft everyday looks that I did with these colors.

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Top to bottom: Glamour, Darling, Muse, Black Cherry
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For this look I blended Darling into the crease and along the lower lash line, fluffed Glamour all over the lid, softly blended Black Cherry on the outer third of the lid, blended the two lid colors using an ultra-light hand with Muse. Then to finish I smudged Muse along the top lash line and outer portion of the bottom lashes. (Not the most flattering shot, I know. I forgot to take the picture until the tail end of my day 😩)

Have you guys tried the newer e.l.f. palettes?

💜Michelle Lisette

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Previous Swatch Story features:

Juvia’s Place The Warrior #1, #2, #3, #4

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

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Morning Makeup Musings #74

BH Cosmetics has just released a new eyeshadow palette for spring, and, surprisingly, I kinda want it.

Despite the snow and frigid weather, brands are definitely gearing up for spring. BH Cosmetics is no exception. Their new Opalescent eyeshadow palette is full of light, almost pastel colors that really put me in the mood for the warmer days and bright blooms of the upcoming season.

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Looking objectively at this palette, it is mostly neutral. However, the purples, pinks and oranges add enough color to make this feel like it would be a welcome addition to my makeup collection. I usually don’t even like palettes this big, but just looking at this one makes me feel inspired, and isn’t that the point of makeup?

Since this palette is sold only on the BH website at this time, I will probably end up doing a small haul from their site next month (since I’ve already reached my February low-buy limit) so I can try out a few different things from the brand.

Have you guys tried anything from BH Cosmetics that you think I should try? Are you seeing any spring makeup that’s on your wishlist this year? Let’s chat!

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Morning Makeup Musings #72

ColourPop is really churning out the new products these days. They’ve announced another one to be released this week, perfect for spring.

ColourPop is really the brand that just won’t stop. @trendmood1 has just given a sneak peek of their newest product- a plumping lip gloss.

Judging by the photo, even though it’s black and white, the gloss will come in at least seven shades. There is no word on price yet, but The brand is always affordable so I’m guessing it’ll be around the $10-15 mark. This new gloss line will be available on ColourPop’s website on February 22nd at 10am PST.

Personally, I know I can pass on this one. While the Buxom glosses are my favorite, I can do without the plumping effect of even those. So, I definitely won’t be buying a gloss just for the plumping (since CP already has glosses available).

I do think it’s a smart release for the spring though? What do you guys think? Would you give them a try for some juicy springtime lips? Let’s chat!

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Morning Makeup Musings #70

Liquid eyeliners from ColourPop

ColourPop has released a new line of liquid eyeliners!

Coming in 7 colors to correspond with the new mascaras, these felt-tip pens are supposed to be ultra-precise and transfer-resistant. They are available now on ColourPop’s website for $8 each, two for $15, or as a duo with the matching mascara for $15.

I am definitely going to be trying these out the next time I place a ColourPop order. I love eyeliners, and am always looking for a good one. These days, I’m finding myself really into navy or other dark, non-black liners on my top lash line. So, I’d love to try the blue one.

Are you guys going to try any of these liners? Are you into the graphic liner trend? Let’s chat in the comments below.

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ColourPop | Haul Follow-up Reviews

Full face of ColourPop products reviewed.

Hello, hello!

I am finally back with the update to my ColourPop haul! I have finally given all of the products enough of a test to know my full thoughts… (Make sure to check out swatches down below after the reviews).

No Filter concealer in Dark 42

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This is a decent concealer. If you want a hydrating formula, this isn’t it. It is pretty matte, but I still felt like I always needed to set it with a light powder. I don’t think there is anything really wrong with it unless you have dry undereyes, but I would not repurchase it. I found myself just wanting to use it to get it out of my collection,

No Filter Foundation Stix in Dark 175W

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Here’s the bad news: I really, really, REALLY hate this as a foundation. I tried it several ways– different application techniques, primers, etc. In every instance it felt heavy and greasy all over my face. The good news? It works GREAT as a cream bronzer. The color ended up being a shade too dark, and the undertone too red for me so it worked in this way (🙏🏽). I wouldn’t recommend it as a foundation, but if you want an affordable cream bronzer, this is it. I may actually repurchase it for that use specifically. Surprise surprise. 

Best in Brow Kit in Dark Brown |includes Precision Brow Pencil, Brow Boss Pencil, Precision Brow Colour & Brow Boss Gel(not pictured)

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This kit was mentioned in my Best of Beauty 2018 countdown, so it’s no surprise that I love it (unless you’re new here- welcome!!). The products all work really well, and the price is really good. Moving forward, since the cream Colour is going to way outlast the other products, I will probably only re-purchase the Precision pencil because it is less fuss when I travel or to just throw in my bag.

Crème Gel liner in DTLA

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At first, I loved this liner. It was creamy. The payoff was great. It stayed all day. And best of all, no sharpener required. The downside to this product (like many other ColourPop products) is that is dried out super quickly. Once that happened, it would tug and pull on the lid (and subsequently break) and the payoff wasn’t that great on top of shadow. I thought I had found my new favorite navy liner (aka favorite period), but alas…. the search continues…

Jelly Much Shadow in Sweet Dreams

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This is another item that dried out super quickly (and yes, the lid was screwed on tightly). I only used it a few times before it got too dry and clumpy. Before that, it was a gorgeous cream, glitter option that mimicked the look of the Stila glitter shadows, and was easier to apply (less fallout) than my Marc Jacobs cream. Ah well…. I think they would be a good option for festival season since they are affordable and perform well when fresh. However, only buy them if you don’t plan on using them months later once they are open.

Crème Lux Lipstick in Cinnamon

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This lipstick really surprised me. Initially, I really did not like it. It felt dry and was rough to apply. After one or two uses, the formula seemed to get creamier. It started to glide onto the lips like a satin-finish lipstick, but would then dry down to an almost budge-proof matte. It did not quite have the staying power of a liquid lipstick, but it was insanely more comfortable, and wore down more evenly. Two thumbs up. 

Well, there you have it folks. Of almost a full face of ColourPop, it was basically a 50/50 split on products I liked versus the disappointments. What are your favorite ColourPop products? Let’s chat in the comments below.

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Lux Lipstick
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No filter Foundation & Concealer
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Gel Liner
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Brow Kit

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Morning Makeup Musings #60

Wet n Wild just released some new multifunctional color sticks and I’m kinda excited.

Wet n Wild has released their new Color Icon Multi-Stick which is a multi-use color for the eyes, lips and cheek.

It comes in 13 shades, in matte and metallic finishes, and is only $2.99 over on the Wet n Wild website. According to the brand, these are cream to powder and are infused with natural oils and Vitamin E.

I would love to try these. I don’t know how big they are, from the picture they look like a lip or eyeliner, but because they are meant to be used as shadows, blush and lipstick, I’m thinking they maybe a bit bigger, like the size of the Nudestix eye pencils.

Would you guys give these a try? What are your favorite affordable multifunctional products?

Let’s chat!

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