Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Melt Cosmetics lipsticks review and swatches!

As someone who is on instagram a lot, I can easily say it may at times enable some of my purchases. It's just so quick and easy to see hauls, swatches, and mini reviews! Lol

Currently all the buzz was about Melt Cosmetics. I had never heard of this line before instagram, but checking out their page and website I was easily interested with their bright bold lipstick photos!

They were hyping up the release of new colors and their original colors coming back in stock with a specific release date and time. I am not one who usually jumps at the hype, but these colors looked so gorgeous, I had to try them being a bright lipstick lover! 

decided on three shades; By Starlight, Stupid Love, and DGAF. 

By Starlight is a matte deep purple. 

Stupid Love is a super bright neon like matte pink. 

Lastly I picked DGAF because I don't have a blue lipstick quite like this color. DGAF is nice creamy dark blue. 

Here are some lip swatches I posted on instagram. 

As you can see Stupid Love is just as bright on the lips as it is in the tube. Now the formula on this is super dry! This does not glide on the lips. You must prep with lip balm beforehand. I would also suggest exfoliating because if your lips have any dry patches this is going to grab on to those areas and accentuate them and that's not cute! 

You can see how that happened on my lips with By Starlight. This color was kinda disappointing to me. The photos on Melt Cosmetics portrayed this as a true purple, but on my lips I feel as if it comes off as a berry/plum purple. It swatches prettier on my hand than my lips. I'm going to play with this one some more and completely white out my lips to see if I can get the color to look as I want it to. This shade is also extremely drying. 

DGAF is the most creamy of the bunch. It's actually not really matte. It stays creamy through out wearing it. It's the most comfortable to wear but oddly enough I wish this one was matte because it does transfer much much easier than the others. For such a deep bold color I wish it stayed put more lol. 

All three of these have a cheap lipstick smell. They are $19 each so I expected a much nicer scent for $19! I mean Lime Crime lipsticks aren't even this pricey. 

So with all that being said, I don't think these lipsticks are all that great. I don't love them, but I don't hate them either. The colors are gorgeous and I can work with them to make them feel nicer on the lips, but I feel I shouldn't have to. There are much nicer lipsticks out there. I don't think I'd purchase these again unless they come out with a nicer and better scented formula. 

Here are some swatch comparisons. 
L to R 
Wet N Wild don't blink pink, Nars schiap, Melt Stupid Love, MAC Candy Yum Yum, and Maybelline vivids in fuchsia flash. 

Did you purchase any Melt Cosmetics lipsticks? What was your experience?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Current Wish List! Lusting over these beauty items!

I'm always browsing makeup and new items as I'm sure most of you do too. These are a few things I'm currently lusting over! :)

Laura Mercier Artist Palette for eyes $48
This looks so gorgeous! I'm such a sucker for a neutral palette! I'm sure I will have to purchase this soon! Lol
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette $58
I love highlighters! When I'm in store and I see the shimmer in the light glistening so pretty it's like an angel singing... lol well in my head I just hear/see magic so I must have it! Will have to add this to my collection soon!

Oooooh you know I'm a nail polish addict too! This set of mini Deborah Lippman nail polishes is much desired!! It's like a brand new box of crayons with it's assortment of colors but for grown ups! :D

Spellbinding Eye Shadow book $55
I recently have been getting more into the Kat Von D line and I think I need this eye shadow palette! It just looks fun!

Sephora+Pantone Universe Radiant Cut Shadow Palette $38
I feel like the Sephora line is kind of hit and miss. Not sure how well this is pigmented but the packaging looks pretty and the colors look great. I'll have to check this one out in person. 

Stila Holiday Essentials Kit $19
You know I love a red lip! This mini kit would be a great stocking stuffer for Christmas! It's not to early to start thinking about Christmas, is it?! Lol!

Well these are items I currently have my eyes on! I think the Laura Mercier palette will be my next purchase! 

What are some items you have been lusting over?? Any of these are your list as well?

All of these can be found on