Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick: Patina, Bellissima, Dolce Review and Swatches

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ready for some end-of-the-year lipstick reviews? These will be reviews on lipsticks (I'm a lipstick girl) where I was influenced by OTHER beauty influencers. "Ohhh, it looked great on them! I want it. (circa 2015-16)" Well I don't do that much anymore, because now I know what works with my coloring, hue etc. I purchased these about a year ago (still available), so I want to review them for you. First we have Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks $22. They are considered creamy matte, full coverage and they stay in place for 6 hours. Bellissima is a light pink. The beginning of this year, I pretty much threw away all of my pink makeup. Unless it's a pink brown, it's not going to look good on me. The problem I had with this one, was the coverage. It was real streaky and looked like paint on my lips. LOL I threw it away. LOL Patina was much better! Anything in the purple family, I can pull off. It applied well. There were no streaks. It was lovely. So this proved, nothing is wrong with the formula but it was the color (Bellissima) that was streaky. A lot of light colors do that. The last one is Dolce, which is described as a nude cinnamon sheen. I don't have a brown like this in my collection. It's really nice and will go great with some camel & ivory pieces in my closet. So these are really nice, but I would be wary about the real light colors. I also agree with Stila that they do stay for 6 hours and don't budge. I don't have much experience with Stila makeup, but overall I was impressed with these. I still love the Stila black diamond eyeshadow that was gifted to me from blogger Little Luxury List. What are your thoughts on the brand Stila?

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  Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks in Patina and Dolce are Sweet
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bellissima is Not Sweet


Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bellissima (Pale Neutral Pink)



Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina (Dusty Rose)



Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Dolce (Nude Cinnamon Sheen)



Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks


Kylie Kylighters Review and Swatches

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Love the packaging! Love the names! But these have to be the worse highlighters I've ever tried! Kylie Jenner came out with her Kylie Kylighters (Highlighters) the beginning of this year. I almost purchased them then; but then the reviews rolled in and many complained they weren't pigmented and applied too light. So I said ok. I'm not one for bling'd out highlighters, so maybe these would work for me. So Kylie held a ONE HOUR, 50% OFF sale! I purchased all six! BAD DECISION. BAD DECISION. Do not buy these full price. Do not buy these half price. Do not buy these! The pigmentation is way too light. I had to apply and apply and apply to get THE SWATCHES YOU SEE BELOW. There's something off with this formula. I had a hard time blending these highlighters with my other makeup. They looked horrible when I applied them atop my Laura Mercier powder. They did better applied atop just foundation, but then the colors ugggh! LOL Chocolate Cherry & Strawberry Shortcake make me look like I have sunburn. Banana Split, Cotton Candy Cream and French Vanilla make me look like I have jaundice. Salted Caramel makes me look like I spilled glitter on my face. So, I will be using these as drink coasters instead. LMFAO. Don't say I didn't warn you! It's really a shame. These could've been nice. I'm wearing Kylie's Lip Glosses in Like, Literally, So Cute below. Still love those.

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  Kylie Kylighters are Not Sweet


French Vanilla



Cotton Candy Cream



Salted Caramel



Chocolate Cherry



Strawberry Shortcake



Banana Split


Tarte Toasted Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

Monday, December 11, 2017

There are two more products I purchased on sale (during the Thanksgiving holidays), that I would like to review for you this week. Today, Tarte Toasted $46. You guys know I love my Urban Decay Heat Eyeshadow Palette, but I kept going back & forth as to whether I should purchase Tarte Toasted. I was initially excited when Tarte mentioned mid-year that they were coming out with this palette. Then months & months passed and no Tarte Toasted. While Tarte delayed, Urban Decay came out with Heat and it became the IT warm-toned palette of the year. Many beauty enthusiasts said, if you have Heat you really don't need Toasted. Now that I have both in my hands I pretty much agree. The quality of the shadows in Toasted are really good, but I think the one's in UD are superb. So then it comes down to colors! The only difference I see is that Toasted has some slightly lighter ORANGER shades (warmth, flame & shimmer) than HEAT. I see those slight variations, so I'm glad I purchased this ON SALE (don't think I would want about 3 different shades and pay full price HaHaHa). Those colors are going to work well for me this Summer. Let me know if you purchased both palettes, only one or another warm palette instead! I'd love to know why :) I'll be creating some looks using this next year.

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  Tarte Toasted Eyeshadow Palette is Sweet