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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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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

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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MAKEUP MONSTERS | Review and Swatches ♡


Okay! So someone asked me to do a swatch compilation of all my lipsticks last night and since these are legitimately my favorite drugstore priced lipsticks and honestly my favorite lip liners of all time, I figured I would do them first.

The first picture is of the Lippie Stix and the second is of the liners. Each lipstick has a matching liner, although it’s not necessary to buy both. The Lippie Stix are 4 inch long plastic tubes that are mechanical so they twist up and are more like a lip crayons than actual lipsticks. The liners are a tiny bit shorter and they have to be sharpened instead of being twist ups like the Lippie Stix. At first smell, they do have an off scent. It’s kind of like vanilla but with a weird savory undertone? When I bought my first few, I hated it, I’m not gonna lie, but now I honestly love it 😂 Every lipstick and liner I’ve tried so far is absolutely amazing. So pigmented, glides right on, and they last forever on your lips. Oh, and did I mention they’re only $5 a piece? FIVE DOLLARS.

I’ve ordered from their website I think four times so far and I’ve never had an issue. They were a very small, vegan company that blew up overnight so once you order, it’ll take about a week for them to process and ship your package but shipping is usually very speedy. If you spend over $30, you get free shipping and if you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll get a $5 off coupon to use on your first order! And they also carry eyeshadows (all $5), blushes ($8), and have just expanded to carry highlighters (also $8) and I’ve tried all of their products and absolutely frickin love them. I honestly can’t recommend this company enough.
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