Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Makeup Show Pop Up San Francisco Overview

I just wanted to share my experience from The Makeup Show Pop Up shop that I attended in San Francisco a few weeks ago. 

I was so happy to attend the show at the last minute. Special thanks to my mom for watching my kids so I could go! Lol! It's not always easy to go and attend all these beaut events when you have small kids and a baby.

This was my first time going to The Makeup Show.

One of the best parts of attending beauty events is meeting people in the industry and learning about new products. I met Eric Jimenez and learned of his awesome new foundation applicator. Its a very innovative tool and I'm excited to share it with you all soon!

I also learned of this new line called Han Skin Care Cosmetics. They had some really beautiful products. They are 100% natural and made from plant, vegetable, and fruit pigments. To top it off they're made here in the USA!
Loved checking out these Viseart palettes in person. They are such beautiful palettes. Much smaller than I expected though.

This is another new line I learned about at The Makeup Show called CAO Cosmetics, They are cruelty free, paraben free, and made in the USA as well! I can't wait to show you what I picked up from them!
I picked up a few of these Stilazzi eyeshadows and they are quite nice for only $2! I'll review them with swatches soon! 

Gotta love some glitter!!

These are all the goodies I bought including a generous swag bag of new products to try as well!

I had such a great time. Like I said I don't get to go to too many beauty events so when I do I always make the most of it. I met so many awesome people. It's always fun to be in a room full of people who share the same passion as you. 

I love being around top creators in the field to learn and grow.

The event had such a great turnout. I hope they bring it back out to northern California again next year. One thing is I hope the venue is larger and has some air conditioning because it was hot as hell in that room! Lol! All for the sake of beauty, cosmetics, learning, and networking though! :)

Thank you so much to The Makeup Show for having me! I'll have reviews of many of these products coming soon!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Makeup Monsters Cosmetics liquid lipstick review

I am all for trying new brands of products. When I hear of a new line that I haven't tried I'm always eager to get some products to get a feel for the line and see if it's any good.

I learned of Makeup Monsters Cosmetics through Instagram awhile ago. I have so many liquid lipsticks but figured I should try a couple out. They also just revamped their packaging and formula so that itself sold me! 

How cute is this packaging. I know it's not something not everyone will love as it might clash against the lipstick color but I think it's fun! :)

        Redwood and Sassy

Now onto the colors themselves.

I wanted to get something unique and different than what I have already in my liquid lipstick collection so I ordered the shade Redwood. It is a stunning burnt red brown shade. It screams Fall weather! I can totally picture myself wearing this on a cool fall day with warm cozy sweater and some boots. Ugh I love it! 

I wanted to get one other shade and figured why not get my signature bright pink, so I ordered the shade Sassy. Even if I have something similar I thought it would be good to try their formula because all liquid lipsticks are not created equal! 

The formula on both of these is perfection. They are opaque in one swipe. 

In the swatches above Sassy swatched a bit unevenly and I was worried it would be the same when applied to the lips but I had no issues with it at all. They both applied creamy and evenly. I had no patchiness. 

These claim to have a long wearing "touch proof" formula and I'd have to agree. I wore them both for a good nine hours and only had some fading on the inner lip area from eating and drinking. I kissed my hubby and kids and had no transferring at all.

The formula is so good that they didn't dry out my lips at all. My lips felt hydrated throughout the entire time I had it on yet they didn't transfer. Amazing! 
These are $15.95 each for 0.20 oz of product. This is a great price for such a good quality liquid lipstick. I would know, I've tried them all! 

Sephora and Kat Von D liquid lipsticks have always been my top favorites but honestly these might just take over! I'm so happy with these liquid lipsticks. I'm definitely going to get more! 

If you're into more nude shades they have quite a few to choose from along with a ton of other colors! They even have some blues, greens, black and grays! 

I definitely recommend you check these out if you're into liquid lipsticks!