Mini Review | Katy Kat Matte Lipstick

Hey y’all!

I’m back today with a little mini review I’ve been meaning to post for awhile.

Katy Perry recently collab’d  with Covergirl to release a line of demi-matte lipsticks that reflect her bold style. There are 11 shades to choose from in a wide range of colors. I chose two to try, just to see how I liked them.

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On the left, we have “Catoure”, which is a berry mauve. And on the right, is “Coral Cat” which is a true coral color.

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Both of these shades go on very smoothly. They feel buttery on the lips and didn’t dry me out at all. Overall, I feel like this line of lipsticks would be great for anyone!

 

Have you tried any of the Katy Kat Matte lipsticks? If so, what did you think?

Let me know in the comments!

 

Until next time!

xoxo ♥

Do or Don’t? | Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

Welcome back everyone! I’m here today to bring you a short review of something interesting I received in my September Ipsy bag!

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme (trial size)

I’m not gonna lie, I was seriously excited to try this out for two reasons :

  1. Too Faced products are awesome!
  2. Bigger lips without surgery? Sign me up!

Y’all, I was so ready to love this. I really was! So let me tell you what happened and why I don’t exactly love it.

There’s a warning right on the box it comes it that it might tingle for about 5-10 minutes after you apply it. Makes sense, right? It’s gotta work it’s magic somehow. Well, it doesn’t tingle. It BURNS. Now I would’ve been totally cool with the burning, but I wasn’t expecting it! So, if you intend on trying this out, you’ve been warned!

Given the amount and duration of burning, I figured my lips were going to be Kardashian sized, but sadly they weren’t. Proof below.

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It did, however, render them a nice shade of red. But that didn’t last too long either.

I will say this! As far as being a gloss goes, it’s great after it stops burning. Very comfortable on the lips. It also smells really good and comes in a cute tube! If you also received this in your Ipsy bag this month, definitely give it a try. It’s fun in a novelty kind of way! BUT!! If you intend on spending the $28 it costs for the full size, I can’t recommend it. In my personal opinion, it’s definitely not worth that much money.

Unfortunately, this is a DON’T in my book. 😦

 

until next time!

xoxo ♥

Brand Review | Wet n Wild

In my last post I mentioned how much I’ve been loving Wet n Wild this summer, so I thought I would dedicate a whole post to it! It’s quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite brands, so I thought I would share what I have, what’s worth getting, and why you should totally love this brand.

I made this neat collage to show you guys what I have!

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In the lip category, we have;

  • 2 Balm Stains in Lady and the Vamp & Caffeine Fix
  • 3 MegaLast Lip Colors in Vamp It Up, Cinnamon Spice, and Cherry Picking
  • 2 Color Icon Lip Liners in BrandyWine and Willow

In face, we have;

  • Megaglo Illuminating Palette in Catwalk Pink
  • Megaglo Contouring Palette in Dulce de Leche
  • Coverall Cream Foundation in fair/light
  • Color Icon Blush in Pearlescent Pink

In eyes;

  • Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Comfort Zone
  • Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells
  • Color Icon Kohl Liner Pencil in Calling Your Buff!
  • 2 Color Icon Glitter Eyeshadow singles in Brass & Bleached

And lastly, we have the makeup remover sheets. (which are totally amazing)

You guys. I did not pay more than $5 for one single item on here! Is that affordability or what?! And not only are all of their products super affordable, but they are of great quality too. Those lip liners I picked up at Walmart for $1 each, they are BEAUTIFUL! They glide on easily and you can wear them alone or with gloss – or under some lipstick of course. The Balm Stains are probably my favorite right now because they are just so effortless – just swipe it on and you have a nice wash of color.

Another thing I really love about this brand is that they are always stepping up their game. They’re constantly coming out with new products, color options, and improving their formulas. You can find their stuff in a few different places as well. My favorite being their website! If you’re looking to buy in person, then you can find Wet n Wild products at Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Dollar General, and possibly your local grocery chain store.

Out of the products I have, the one thing I would recommend to anyone is the Illuminating Palette. You get 4 different shimmery shades that can be used for blush, bronzing, and highlighting. The shade on the far right I even use alone on my eyelids!

Overall, I just love this line of products and they are definitely worth checking out if you haven’t yet!

 

Until next time!

xoxo

 

Drugstore Lip Balm Review | The good, the bad, and the ugly

I’ve been on a hunt this summer for a really great, affordable lip balm. Sounds like an easy thing to find, right? Wrong. I mean, think about it. Almost every brand of makeup, EVER, has some sort of balm/chapstick. Some companies are completely dedicated to it! This summer I’ve tried three different brands, and I’m here to tell you what worked for me, and what didn’t.

The Good

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Medicated Balm in Just Peachy

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I *love* this line of balms. This is actually the second one I’ve purchased and I’m definitely not disappointed.This medicated balm moisturizes my lips like a dream! It has a cooling sensation when you apply it (due to the hint of eucalyptus and menthol) with a VERY sheer color payoff. The packaging is cute and simple, making this a great item to have in your purse!

Price: $3.99

 

The Bad

Wet n Wild Natural Blend Lip Shimmer in Frost 100

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I had such high hopes for this! I have been slightly obsessed with all things Wet n Wild this summer, so I was really excited to try this out. While the color payoff and shimmer is great, the smell of this lip product is HORRIBLE! So much so that I ended up throwing it out because every time I tried to use it, it grossed me out. If you are sensitive to smells, this product is definitely NOT for you!

Price: $2.29

 

The Ugly

eos Smooth Lip Balm Sphere in Strawberry Sorbet

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So, I’m just gonna go ahead and have the unpopular opinion here and say that I fricken HATE this thing. I don’t know what possessed me to buy this, because I already had one bad experience with this brand…but I guess I’m a sucker for second chances, so here we are. Now, eos, as a brand, is pretty awesome. They don’t test on animals and most of their products are natural and/or organic. I want to love this, but I just can’t. It was the heavenly strawberry scent that suckered me into buying this, but when I got it home and tried it out I just couldn’t do it. It applies smoothly, but within ten minutes of putting it on, my lips were sticky. STICKY. About an hour in, my lips were bone dry. It was almost like I hadn’t applied it to my lips at all!  I’ve tried it twice more after, and had the same results all three times. I definitely would not recommend this to anyone.

Price: $3.29

 

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Until next time!

xoxo