Okay I’ll admit it, I have a tiny crush on Alexis Ren and was so excited when her collaboration with ColourPop Cosmetics was revealed. After getting a sneak peek of the upcoming collection I needed to get my hands on the Blotted Lip in the color Deja Vu and the Topaz bronzer and highlighter Pressed Powder Duo.
When the package arrived the palette was shattered and I was disappointed. This was my first time purchasing anything from ColourPop. After an email exchange they later sent me a replacement which made me feel thrilled – and nervous. I hoped the replacement would come in good condition – and it did! (Thanks ColourPop for the great customer service!)
Deja Vu is a brownish/nude-y color that is fun to wear on the lips. But the Topaz palette is so gorgeous. Very pigmented and definitely brings that glow. The bronzer and highlighter together are a match-made in heaven. Can’t wait to wear everything for my next dinner date. 😉
Did you pick up anything from this collaboration? What’s your favorite ColourPop product? Let me know in the comments!
I’m sure that I’ve mentioned how much I love multipurpose products. Case in point: Bite Beauty Multistick. This handy little stick can be used on your lips, cheeks, and on eyes. This product has been all the rage on social media, and with over 10 colors to choose from I can see why everyone is flocking to get their hands on them. I tried three colors: Macaroon, Cocoa, and Blondie.
Macaroon was definitely may favorite. With a rosy pink color I can see myself wearing this shade in all three places, my lips, cheeks and eyes. This color looks great on the cheeks for a flushed look. Cocoa is a dark brown color which I don’t think I can pull off on the lips but it can possibly work to contour. Blondie is a nude-y color that I think looks great on the eyes.
The great thing about these multisticks is the satin finish. It goes on so smooth when you apply which is especially important if you want to apply to the cheeks and eyelids-it makes blending so much easier. I also love how compact they are and that I can stash these anywhere without them taking up too much space.
I absolutely want to try other colors and I recommend this to anyone who loves products that target more than one area. Take a peek at the swatches below:
L to R: Macaroon, Cocoa, Blondie
Have you tried the Bite Beauty Multistick before? What’s your favorite multipurpose product? ICYMI here is a post on the Bite Beauty Lip Mask!
Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
I’ve never been one to say that my eyebrows are “on fleek.” I do love my eyebrows though. I remember when I turned thirteen and my mom gave me permission so that I could wax my eyebrows for the first time although I never told her I wanted to wax them in the first place. It turns out that my older sister waxed her eyebrows for the first time when she was thirteen and of course tradition passed on to me. My eyebrows have always been light black with fine hairs so I never really saw the point of waxing them.
Ultimately I did waxed my eyebrows, although not at thirteen, and I do have to say they looked cleaner. But to be honest I can go months without waxing them and no one will ever notice that I missed a wax appointment. What can I say, waxing the brows is one less upkeep I have to deal with every month. Although I am happy with my brows I always wanted my brows to be thick like Lily Collins but with a simple shape like Jessica Alba’s.
Enter Glossier Boy Brow. I’ve been obsessed with Glossier since they first launched and I’m always on the lookout for any new product releases. Their latest launch: Boy Brow, an eyebrow pomade used to thicken and condition your eyebrows while adding color and a flexible hold. It works great on any type of brows. What I love the most about this is that it completely defines my eyebrows making me look polished without needing to wear any other kind of makeup. Another great thing about this pomade is the color selection. The Boy Brow comes in three colors, blond, brown, and black. I wear black and it really suits me well.
You can almost compare this product to Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Gel. But the color pay off doesn’t compare. Gimme Brow is only available in two colors and none of them match my natural hair color. Their medium/deep color is a very dark brown that just doesn’t look flattering on me. But the Boy Brow black color looks very natural which I love.
To apply the Boy Brow I simply brush the wand over my eyebrows in an upward motion making sure to focus on my eyebrow “sprouts” (the very beginning of your brow) for a youthful look and natural pigmented definition. This is also perfect for every day use.
Good news: Follow this link to get 20% off your first Glossier purchase. Forget about waxing just use Boy Brow. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite eyebrow product? Check out another Glossier review here!
A couple of months ago I passed by my nearest Sephora to claim my birthday gift. If you are a Sephora Beauty Insider every year for your birthday the beauty store gives you a little sample treat as a gift. This year Sephora gifted me with two of the sample size versions of Nars’ Lip Pencils. Along with my purchase I also redeemed some of my points and scored a great mini fragrance.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana in White Mini Rollerball
This perfume smells strong when it’s applied but once it blends onto your skin it leaves you with a beautiful musk scent. The main notes on this fragrance are peony, muguet, and tender musk. The fragrance makes me feel sophisticated. Plus this is the perfect size to carry with you on the go. I also would like to try the black version of this fragrance which I took a whiff of at the store and it smells less musky and more sweet.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
This lip pencil goes on smooth and the color is very vibrant. It’s such a deep red that I’m not entirely sure I can pull it off. I actually always go for rosy lipsticks so this color in particular was too much for me. Also this version is matte so the color stays put for quite some time. In addition, I’m not really a fan of matte lipsticks since they can sometimes feel dry.
Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien
I love this color! The rosy pink color is perfect for me; not too dark and not too light. I fell in love with this lip pencil and unlike the one above this version is satin so it feels super soft and smooth. I’ve actually been using this one so much lately and unfortunately the pencil is almost done. I’m definitely going to buy the full size version of it because now I can’t see myself without it.
Cruella on the left and Rikugien on the right
Have you tried any of these products? What have you recently bought at Sephora?