review & swatches

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Swatches + Review

Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons are a new, pure matte version of the original Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayons. Available in a total of 12 shades from dark neutrals to bold pinks and fun blues, these eyeliners boast a pure matte finish which is one of the most pigmented, pure and truly matte eyeliner formulas I have tried, but it doesn’t come without its flaws… Whilst some shades are creamy and apply easily making it super quick to do eyeliner in 3 seconds flat (popular, mist me, and whirlpool) others are a little drier and can “pull” as they are applied, this seemed to mainly be an issue with the darker shades in the range like irony and grapevine. Finewine, although beautiful was very dry at the tip, but creamy at the base meaning the tip of the eyeliner broke off whilst being applied, but this isn’t a deal breaker for me.

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I Tried A Shitload of Black Eyeliner So You Don't Have To

I figured for my first real post I could focus on my ongoing obsession with finding the perfect black eyeliner. I swatched 30(!) different black liners and did a rub test and a water trial for all of them, so we could really get an idea of what all this goth-water will wear like. hit the cut if you wanna paint it paint it paint it black, BLACK AS NIGHT, BLACK AS COAL. 

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distracting/calming post-election masterpost <3

so i think we’re all pretty freaked out and upset

and if youre like me youve been shaking/crying/throwing up/dissociating all day

well its a good thing my entire life is about happy little distractions

Cooking videos/my favorite chefs on youtube

These are all Chef John from Food Wishes and hes really relaxing and funny

Onto other chefs!

My favorite crafts/polymer clay tutorials

Makeup tutorials and hauls/unboxings

well thats all for now folks

feel free to add more, and ill probably add onto it some tomorrow

Benefit They’re Real Double The Lip BEYOND SEXY Lipstick & Liner Review + Swatches

Benefit They’re Real Big Sexy Lip Kit - Double The Lip BEYOND SEXY Lipstick & Liner

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L’Oreal Infallible Matte Max FX Lip Colour Pen Swatches

L’Oreal Infallible Matte FX Lip Colour/L’Oreal Infallible Matte Max Lip Pen

L’Oreal Infallible Matte FX Lip Colour ( L’Oreal Infallible Matte Max Lip Pen in the UK) are innovative lipstick “powders” and interesting ones at that! These lip powders are housed in containers with a pull out “wand” and the powder pressed beneath (which prevents a crazy amount of fall out) As these lipstick powders are pressed these apply to the lips quit evenly and smoothly and have quite a creamy formula despite feeling like an obvious powder on the lips. The finish is very matte and powder like but parts of the natural lips do shine through, give them some dimension. In terms of pigmentation these lean on the light to medium side but can be built up for a more intense effect. These do have decent staying power but reapplication is required after a few hours and eating or drinking. Even though these don’t compare in terms of long wear to the L’Oreal Infallible 2-Step Long Wear Lipsticks these are a great item to use over the top for a matte finish. All in all I quite like these lip powders, I think they are a great idea and I’d love to see more brands adapt this type of product. They aren’t rave worthy but they do have some nice shades and are good for something different.

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Last week I received the BECCA X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection.
It contains a mix of powder, cream and liquid versions of the treasured Champagne Pop highlighter.


This palette is my favourite product within the bundle. The packaging is simply stunning!! I love how sleek it is and the mirror inside is a great size. The colours of White and Gold scream luxurious, and the metallic trim adds a classy finish. The palette is small enough to fit in most modern handbags but it’s definitely larger than your average compact. 

Inside, you will find 5 pans - a combination of highlighter and blush shades, suitable for every skin tone. 

* Champagne Pop - Soft White Gold with Pinky Peach undertones
* Prosecco (aptly named) - Medium warm Gold

Mineral Blush Shades
* Amaretto - Matte finish, toasted Almond
* Pamplemousse - Matte finish, Warm Coral

Effervescent Luminous Blush 
* Rosé Spritz - Soft Peachy Pink with pale Gold shimmer

(Swatch image taken from the BECCA press release) 


The palette contains 5 new limited edition eyeshadow shades, including Champagne Pop, only this time for your eyes! 
There is a mix of matte & shimmer finishes in a colour spectrum fitting for a Summer vacation! At first glance, the two shimmer shades would complement a tan superbly while the three matte shades would work well to warm up the socket for a soft daytime glow or a smouldering evening look. 

Upon doing some research I have seen that there have been some issues with the production of these palettes, and Becca Cosmetics have pulled this off the shelves until further notice. 

Shimmering Skin Perfector® Poured Crème  £30.00 / $38.00

If you’re already a fan of the pressed Champagne Pop compact highlighter (pictured on the right) then you are going to love the new crème version. 
The formula features ultra fine pigment pearls that adjust to your skin’s natural undertones. It’s a creamy, smooth texture that rivals the glow and shine of it’s Sister.
Both products come in the collection, and can be layered over one another for the ultimate dazzle! Both the powder & crème formulas are already available in 5 alternative shades. 

Here are swatches on my arm for both products, and on the far right is a swatch of the two layered up. 

Shimmering Skin Perfector® Liquid  £34.00 / $41.00

Also featured in this collection is their iconic Liquid Shimmering Skin Perfector. It’s a lustrous liquid highlighter that contains light reflecting pigments for a natural dewy, finish. The product can be worn alone, or it can be mixed in with your primer or foundation for a more subtle luminous finish.
Again, this is the Champagne Pop shade but the formula comes in 6 alternative hues. 

Overall, I think it’s a great collection of products, I’m just gutted about the eyeshadow palette. But hopefully Becca will have that sorted very soon. 

You can click on the links to view the products and buy them direct from either Sephora or Cult Beauty

I’ve gotten sooo many inquiries about my ColourPop eyeshadows and what their names are, so I did some swatches. I just made another order lol I want to own them all. Also the camera does these no justice. They’re so sparkly and pigmented in real life and they stay put and do not budge! 


Elizabeth Arden Untold Color Collection

Elizabeth Arden has launched a limited edition color collection inspired by the Untold fragrance franchise. 

I received a few of the items for review, and I’ve swatched them here for you!

I have to say I don’t know why I haven’t tried the Arden eyeshadows until now. I’ve always used their skincare products (8 Hour Cream and Ceramide Capsules, etc) but not really their makeup. And I feel kinda silly now cos these shadows are fantastic.

They are very smooth, very buildable, very easy to blend, and beautifully pigmented.

There are 2 quads in the collection. Chic Browns, and Posh Purples. 

The 2 lipglosses in the collection are gorgeous as well; gold and violet. I haven’t tried the gold but the purple 16 Intriguing Violet is a lovely sparkly shade. It looks very dramatic in the tube, but you know glosses. They go on a lot sheerer most of the time. Intriguing Violet is more pink than purple once applied on the lips, but at certain angles it does shift slightly violet. The sparkles shift from gold to blue. VERY dimensional.