21 Jan Review, Swatches, Makeup Trends 2018, 2019: Pantone Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, Ardell, Urban Decay Lipsticks, Eyeliner, Facial Oil, Eyeshadow, The Body Shop, L’Oreal Colorista, Voluminous Superstar Mascara, Laura Geller, Huda Beauty, OPI
Create your own luxurious, skin-softening complexion cocktail with this facial oil. Add a shot of this oil to your foundation for conditioned skin and a dewy, radiant glow. This lightweight, nourishing oil blend helps makeup apply smoothly and blend easily, leaving skin soft, not greasy, and feeling plumped! You can apply this under your night cream for added benefits, too!
OPI Infinite Shine 2 Gel Lacquer | $12.50
The Infinite Shine 2 Collection is a professional 3-step system that offers the high-shine and long-wear of a gel manicure, with the ease of application, and removal of a nail polish. No light needed and soak-free removal! Upgrade your manicure for up to 10 days of gel-like wear and shine.
OPI recommends for best results to use this product with their Infinite Shine Primer Base Coat and Gloss Top Coat. I don’t have either of those so I used my regular top coat. The shade of polish this is is “One Heckla of a Color!” It’s a gorgeous lavender shade with a cream finish. The brush is very nice as well. It’s not too big or too small and applies the product nicely, hugging the corners of your nail beds. I found this product lasted about 10 days or so without any significant chipping. A great wear time for an at-home manicure! There are a variety of other shades OPI offers in this polish as well.
Get unbelievable lay down of color with just one swipe of these lipsticks. It features an array of addictive shades and six indulgent finishes. Each shade applies smoothly (without dragging or skipping), hugs lips, and feels ultra-comfortable. Urban Decay’s proprietary Pigment Infusion System gives the formula its super-creamy, rich payout, and superior color dispersion.
As you can see, these colors are bold and vibrant! (I’ll share swatches of everything towards the end.) From left to right, the shades are: Voodoo (Metallized Finish), Jawbreaker (Mega Matte Finish), and Pandemonium (Mega Matte Finish). Each lipstick is extremely pigmented and applies smoothly. The wear time is very good for a traditional lipstick (as these aren’t liquid) but you will have to reapply throughout the day. Not a problem to me because these tubes are super cute to carry along with you throughout the day! There are a ton of other shades available and many are on sale right now at Sephora for $8.50! That’s a steal.
This mascara is L’Oreal’s first pro-lash kit mascara for super-voluminized, super-lifted, super-extended lashes. It includes Step 1, the super-volumizing primer. It primes each lash to build dramatic volume. Step 2, the super-lifting mascara, has a curved brush and neo-black formula lift to extend lashes to the extreme.
You can see the little fibers on the brush on the Step 2 wand. To apply this mascara, you want to coat your lashes generously with the Step 1 wand, then follow up with the Step 2 wand. I found the formula to be not too dry but not too wet either. My lashes didn’t clump during application. As I wore this mascara throughout the day, I didn’t notice any flaking, smudging, or smearing – which is great for any mascara. For the price point, I think this is a great formula and a perfect alternative to high-end mascaras that costs two or three times as much.
Treat your lips to 3-in-1 pout perfecting color. The pure pigment of a lipstick, the high shine of a lip gloss, and the soothing moisture of a lip balm create an irresistible trifecta of stay-true, stay-put, pout-plumping coverage.
The L’Oreal Colorista Spray lets you play with color in a whole new way! It is a temporary hair color spray that allows you to instantly get bold looks when you want them and how you want them – without the commitment. Just spray, play, wash, and repeat. Each shade is formulated to allow for vivid color on all hair types, no bleach required. Break with the routine and start exploring your style with Colorista Sprays!
To use this, you want to be sure to shake well before each use. Hold the can 4-6 inches from dry hair and spray. Wait a few minutes for the color to dry completely. Be sure not to spray too much at one time. The color becomes more visible as it dries. I think this is a great option for those of us who want to play with hair color but don’t want it to be permanent! I love the fact that it washes out. I can’t wear any portion of my hair colored to work so this makes it really easy to put some color in your hair for the weekend, and it will be gone by the time you have to return to work! The shade I have this in is #Purple200. There are a variety of other shades available to suit your color needs.
Since liquid lipsticks hit the market, you probably haven’t seen many lip stains, right? Ardell has brought lip stains back to the makeup world! This smudge-proof, non-drying, non-bleeding, and non-transferable pure pigment stain provides a natural “skin-like” finish. It claims to give 12 hour full coverage and dries in seconds. The stain dries to a matte finish that feels like you have nothing on your lips!
Glide on color that stays put for the duration of your nonstop, on-the-go day! These cushiony, creamy pencils deliver powerful, vibrant color that slides on smooth and stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries to a long-lasting finish that won’t budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect. These pencils go all day and all night. Created with 50% moisturizing ingredients suspended in a sophisticated waterproof formula, this brilliant collection of eye essentials offers long-lasting color and a dreamy, creamy feeling when applied.
I love the formula of these Glide-On Eye Pencils. I only own the one in Perversion (matte black) so I was excited to try out these other shades: Asphyxia, Psychedelic Sister, and Vice. Vice is a cream finish while Psychedelic Sister and Asphyxia are shimmer finishes. I love using these shades on my waterline. They offer a different twist to your look besides the traditional black or cream shades that you might normally use. The wear time is phenomenal and they do not smudge or smear into the inner corner of your eye. You can use these to line the top of your eye as well to create a different look than traditional black winged liner! Definitely a 10/10 must have product.
This liquid lip liner is an all day liner with a fine tip brush to help you create a crisp, clean line (like liquid eyeliner) and helps you cheat your lip size! After application, this lip liner looks like a tattooed lip liner. It is kiss proof and drink proof. It won’t transfer, move, or fade!
This eau de parfum is The Body Shop’s number one iconic fragrance: a scented symphony of pure, cruelty-free musk. The perfect light, sensual, floral fragrance. You can layer it with other White Musk products to build the fragrance or wear it on its own. Right now, this product is on sale on The Body Shop’s website for $24.50, so if you want to snag it – don’t walk, run!
I love the scent of White Musk. It’s a perfect scent for both day and night in my opinion. This product outwears a lot of my high end perfumes – you do not need to reapply this at all throughout the day and it definitely lingers into the night time as well. I love the bottle. It’s super cute and has an ultra violet hue to it. It definitely would look cute sitting on anyone’s vanity or dresser.
This eyeshadow features even softer, velvety texture and richer, more decadent color. Sweep on smoother, more uniform pigment and blendability, and longer-lasting, more crease-free wear. The array of shades feature a completely revamped assortment of shadows in new finishes, and a redesigned token compact.
I love the colors I have in these: Flash, ACDC, and Psychedelic Sister. They are all gorgeous tones of ultra violet and all so different. The formula is smooth and buttery. There was absolutely zero fallout during the application process (be sure to tap the excess off of your makeup brush first). Since I have green eyes, I found these shades really made my eyes pop too.They looked the same at 9:00 p.m. when I took them off as they did at 6:00 a.m. when I put them on. 5 star product for sure.
The ultimate add-on to your lip game, this Lip Strobe proposes a versatile combination of effects and applications. Offering a prismatic spectrum of sheer and full coverage colors, each one of them boasts its own pigment and pearl complex. Some are beautifully iridescent, infused with pearls, and others are packed with rich pigments or have subtle, glimmering glitters. Incorporated into an adherent yet flexible dewy base, it gives lips a sculpted and voluminized gleam that’s visible from every angle. The non-sticky cushion-like texture makes wear more comfortable than ever while the precision, heart-shaped flock glides on generously for an even coat in one gesture.
Huda Beauty says you can layer these shades with your favorite liquid matte lipstick to create an infinite array of dazzling shades or let them shine alone and admire the intense color payoff. The shade I have this in is Moody – which is described as a full coverage violet with multi-chromatic fine shimmers. I definitely enjoyed wearing this non-sticky gloss on its own but the real fun comes in when you layer it over other lip products. You can create endless shades and expand your lip collection to 2x the amount of colors you already own just by adding this lip strobe to your other lip colors. This is definitely an innovative product and I really love the concept. This is the first product I’ve tried from Huda Beauty and I’m intrigued to try others now!
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