Thursday, January 30, 2014

Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté

Browsing Sephora like I often do, I came across these new Gloss Volupté lipglosses from YSL. 

I love the Rouge Volupté Radiant lipsticks and shine lipsticks so I was in instant awe over these! 

The packaging looks gorgeous! Being the lip product lover that I am, I was so tempted to place an order, but at $32 each I'm going to wait till these are in my Sephora before I purchase. I want to make sure I love it before I buy it. 

What do you all think? Have you seen these in store yet? 

Viva Glam Rihanna Review and Swatches!

MAC has released another Viva Glam lipstick and lipglass featuring Rihanna. 

I for one was a little tired of Rihanna as the face of MAC. Don't get me wrong I love her, but I feel as though they need to change it up a bit. 

I have to say though I am completely loving this lipstick and lipglass combo! It does not disappoint. 

This is a frost finish lipstick. It applies smooth, even, and opaque. As with all MAC lipsticks, it has that soft vanilla scent that we all love.

The lipglass is a gorgeous shimmery red. It really is the perfect companion to the lipstick. You need both! 

Both the lipstick and lipglass feature a special red packaging, which I love. 

Of course I can't fail to mention that this is Viva Glam so every penny made goes to the MAC Aids Fund to support children, men, and women living with HIV and Aids. 

You gotta love supporting a good cause, especially when you get a gorgeous lip color out of it! 

Here is a quick car shot of me wearing Viva Glam Rihanna lipstick and lipglass.

I definitely recommend checking these out at your nearest MAC counter or store. You can also purchase on .
Lipstick $16
Lipglass $15

This would be a great gift for Valentines Day right around the corner too! 

What do you think of Viva Glam Rihanna? 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Senna Cosmetics Winter Do You Dare Collection Review

I have had this collection for maybe two months but I have been testing out the Lasting Illusion Satin Matte Foundation, so I wanted to give it a good go before I posted.

Silver Lining eyeshadow $18
First off the eye shadow in Silver Lining is perfection! I always have the problem with grey or silver eyeshadows turning blue on me, this one stayed true to color the whole time I wore it! Very pleased with that! It has great pigmentation and blends beautifully. 

Pin Point eye liner $20
Next is the Pinpoint Micro Tip Liquid Eyeliner. I was super excited to get this! Over the past year I have become quite fond of these felt tip liquid liner pens. I'm always trying new ones out and can easily say this is one of my faves, out of the 7/8 of them I have lol. It glides on easily. Doesn't tug or skip. It dries down to a dark matte black. You can easily get a nice thin line or go thicker. Love love love it. 

Ooook you all know I love some red lips!!! This is by far my top pic of this collection!! Venetian Red lipstick and Maraschino Lip Lacquer are everything!! This is a perfect red lip for any occasion! Venetian Red is more of a warmer red but I love it. Pair it with the lip lacquer and it's a show stopper!! In the lip swatch above I'm wearing Crimson lip liner with Venetian Red lipstick on the top right, and bottom left it's topped off with Maraschino lip lacquer.

Crimson lip liner $18

Venetian Red lipstick $20

Maraschino lip lacquer $20
Top is natural light, bottom is with flash.
L to R 
Silver Lining, Pinpoint eyeliner, crimson lip liner, Venetian red lipstick, and Maraschino lip lacquer.

Last but not least is the Lasting Illusion Satin Matte Foundation. $48 each.

This luxurious, long lasting fluid foundation gives skin perfecting and 16 hour flawless coverage with a whisper smooth feel. The modern satin matte finish captures and reflects light from fine lines and wrinkles for an exceptionally youthful appearance. It erases imperfections, won’t settle into lines, and looks seamless on the skin. Works beautifully for all ages and skin types.

First of all I love the sleek packaging. It comes in a pretty glass bottle. I love that it has a pump as well. It makes it much easier and sanitary to use. 

I got this in two shades, buff and sand. I was really unsure about which shade to choose so I was happy I got two along with a few samples to further find a suitable color match. Buff is a hair too light but sand is just the right match. 

I've worn this many times already and have grown to like it. The first time I wore it, it seemed a bit cakey. It is a matte finish foundation and is a much thicker consistency then say compared to Estée Lauder's double matte foundation. It requires more work to blend in evenly. After trying it with different primers and moisturizers I have found what works for me and I do like it. It does give the skin a matte finish that lasts for quite a long time. I think the longest I was able to wear it was 8 hours. I did have to blot some shiny areas about 4 hours in, but it still looked great at the end of the day. Currently my skin has been a bit on the dry side because of winter, probably the reason for it looking cakey when I first used it. I'm curious to see how this will fare in 100+ degree weather come summertime. 

I would say this has great coverage, around medium to buildable. 

It comes in seven shades, so you're sure to find a color match.

Sand and Buff

Here I am wearing the full collection, including the Lasting Illusion Foundation. As you can see you can achieve a really nice classic look with a soft smokey eye, winged liner, and red lips. 

I definitely recommend you check out this collection! It's so gorgeous. I really love it all. 

If you live in the Southern California area you can find these products at the Senna Makeup and Brow studios. You can check here for locations. If not you can shop online at . Also be sure to sign up for their emails so you can be notified of any coupons! They occasionally send out coupon codes. You do get Free Shipping on orders of $50 or  more as well! 

What do you think of the Winter Do You Dare Collection? 

*Products sent for review.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dose of Colors lipgloss Burning Love and Purple Fusion Review

I think you can pretty much count on me to be testing the current new lip products out at any given time since I'm back with another lip product review lol!

Burning Love on top & Purple Fusion below

Dose of Colors is another line I learned of through instagram. The bright bold color swatches caught my attention so I just had to try them for myself! 

I purchased these on sale, I believe it was Black Friday and I'm glad I didn't pay full price for them. 

Now this isn't exactly a negative review. I have a few things I love about them. 

First off the packaging is adorable. I love the big tubes. They are much larger than a standard size lip gloss tube. 

The colors are bright, intense, and opaque, which is exactly what I love in a lipgloss! 

They are extremely moisturizing and feel great on your lips.

Now here is the downside of them being so hydrating, they have a lot of slip to them. They move and transfer everywhere!! 

I applied them with a lipliner, on top of lipstick, outlined my mouth with concealer to try and keep it all in but no matter what happened it migrated everywhere. If my hair touched it then I had red streaks across my face. It's just not a good look when your lipcolor is all over the place. 

It was just such a hassle wearing these. I was constantly checking my face to make sure it wasn't a mess, and when it wasn't it looked great! 

I think I will use these mostly on top of lipsticks and in very sparingly amounts.

They are $15 each and can be found on . 

Have you tried Dose of Colors? What was your experience with them?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pretty Zombie Cosmetics 3 Witches Liquid Lipstick!

Well it sure has been awhile, but of course I'm back with another lip product! I recently shared with you all a review on my collection of Pretty Zombie Cosmetics liquid lipsticks. They just released a new shade called 3 Witches so of course I had to have it.

It's a beautiful true purple lip color. I'm in love!!! I love purple lips, but I could never find the perfect shade. Purple Poison had been the best purple I had found, also from PZC, but 3 Witches just takes the cake!!! 

It is exactly the kind of purple I've been searching for. It is what I wanted MAC Heroine to be but fell short of. 

The formulation on this lipstick leaves a completely matte finish. It applies on wet/liquid-y and dries down matte. 

It can be drying but like I always say lip balm can solve that easily. 

The great thing about these matte liquid lipsticks is they last all day through eating and drinking. 

These are vegan and cruelty free and who doesn't love that! 

You can find these at for $11 each or $59.99 for the full set of six. 

You can find my other review on the rest of the Liquid Lipsticks here .

Are you rockin purple lips?? Would you wear this? Let me know what you think in the comments.