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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pretty Zombie Cosmetics Potion #9 and Blue Moon Review and Swatches

I have more lip products today. Any surprise there?! Lol
Pretty Zombie Cosmetics recently released two new liquid lipsticks in Potion #9 and Blue Moon.

Top is natural light and bottom is with flash

Potion #9 is a pastel violet that looks as though it's glowing! It seems like it's the more wearable shade but because of the brightness it definitely grabs attention! 

Blue Moon is a bright sky blue. It's not your everyday lip color but if you want something fun and trendy then try this out! 

They have a light vanilla cupcake scent. It's not overpowering in any way and you only really smell it when you first open up the tube.

They both apply smooth and creamy but dry down to a matte finish. Over time they can become drying but a little lip balm can rehydrate your lips if needed.

The overall wear time is about six hours. They do transfer but will leave a stain all day.

Here's a pic of me wearing Potion #9! It's definitely not an easy color to wear, so if you wear it, you gotta own it!! ;)

These are so perfect for Spring. Although they aren't for the timid or faint of heart, they are fun colors! 

A couple other things to note is Pretty Zombie Cosmetics liquid lipsticks are vegan and cruelty free! 

You can find them online at http://www.prettyzombiecosmetics.com/ for $11 each.

Edited to add
Oh by the way, check out this awesome post on the huffington post about indie lipsticks! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wendy-brandes/lipstick_1_b_4976742.html 
Check out the slide show at the end and you might recognize yours truly! Pretty cool! 
Thanks for the little feature Wendy!



Saturday, March 15, 2014

OCC Liptar in Rollergirl Review and Swatches

OCC Makeup recently released a new collection, Plastic Passion which includes six all new lip tars. You already know I love my liptars, so I had to get something!

I had planned on purchasing the entire collection, but decided to get just one because I will be attending PhamExpo in June and I will be able to buy them all there at a discount! :)

So the color I ordered is the shade Rollergirl. I just had to have this purple! It seemed like it might be similar to Belladonna which is discontinued, but sadly I don't own it to compare! 

Natural Light
Flash

This color is gorgeous! I can easily say it's one of my favorite liptars that I own! 

It's a vibrant purple/violet that just seems to glow! 

I have seen many people complain about lip tars being difficult to use, or are afraid of them. Don't be a afraid of liptars! I know they can be intimidating since they are so opaque and you don't want it to look bad, but they are very easy to use! 

Tips
~First thing is you MUST apply with a lip brush! A good lip brush! 

~I recommend the Royal & Langnickel C600 or even the MAC 231. Yes the MAC 231 is technically an eye brush but don't be afraid of using your brushes for other uses. It makes a fab lip brush!! ;)

~Line your lips with a lipliner in a cordinating shade. It doesn't have to match perfectly because you can blend it in later. This will help keep the color on your lips and from feathering out.

~Put a small dot of liptar on the back of your hand or a palette and apply it to your lips a little at a time with the lip brush. This will ensure you don't apply up too much product at once.

~If you do apply too much, grab a tissue and blot any excess product off and you're good to go!

As I've said before liptars can be a little drying over time but apply some lip balm to rehydrate your lips if it's a problem. It's not extremely drying by any means though. It's just not as creamy as when you first applied it.

When I wear my liptars I get about six hours of wear out of them and that's with eating and drinking, so they are fairly long lasting. 

Like with all lip tars, this has a minty scent which I enjoy. 

I can't recommend lip tars enough! I've blogged about them for years and will continue to post new shades as I get them! :)

The Plastic Passion collection is available on occmakeup.com and Sephora.com now. The lip tars are $18 each.

Definitely check them out at Sephora if you can!



Monday, March 10, 2014

itCosmetics TSV on QVC today!!


Just wanted to quickly share, ITCosmetics is having a TSV (Today's Special Value) on QVC today! 

You get four products, which includes

  • 2.53-fl oz Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50+ in Fair, Light, Medium,Tan, or Rich
  • 0.118-oz Tightline Waterproof Mascara
  • 0.11-oz CC+ Lip Serum Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Creme Gloss in Love, a naturally pretty sheer rose
  • Heavenly Luxe(TM) Plush Paddle Foundation Brush
This set is $59.98 plus S&H, even better it's on 3 easy pays of around $20! You can find it here or search item #A253534.

These are all full size products. The CC Cream is a large jumbo size at 2.53oz! 

I placed an order because I have yet to use any sort of "CC Creams", so I thought it would be good to start here. 

If you'd like to see a review on this set or any of these products let me know and I'll post my thoughts after I get it and test it out. :) 

Did you order the TSV today?