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Friday, October 30, 2015

Star Wars Covergirl Limited Edition Makeup Collection Review

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! When I found out Covergirl was coming out with a Limited Edition Star Wars Makeup Collection #BeautyForce, I nearly flipped. When I found out there was going to be another Star Wars movie (The Force Awakens December 2015) that included the original cast, I double flipped. It brought back so many memories. I was a child of the 80's and LOVED Star Wars! But I never dressed up as my favorite female character...Princess Leia! So, I decided to dress as her THIS year! :) My first onscreen crush was Han Solo (Harrison Ford). I thought he was the dreamiest! He was even dreamier when he played Indiana Jones (what a manly man ... He's still crashing planes LOL). My other onscreen crush was Ozone aka Adolfo Quinones from the movie Breakin and my crazy loco crush was John Taylor of Duran Duran. But anyway ... LOL ... TMI ... Check out my thoughts on the collection (that came out about a month ago) below and take a trippy trip down memory lane.

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COVERGIRL Star Wars Limited Edition Colorlicious Lipstick - Supersweet

This lipstick comes in 6 shades: Silver (10), Lilac (20), Red (30), Gold (40), Dark Purple (50), and Nude (70). I purchased 4: Red, Gold, Dark Purple and Nude (shown below). I LOVE THIS LIPSTICK! The colors are pretty! It's moisturizing and has a nice sheen! The wearing time is normal (a couple of hours), but it doesn't disappear (except for nude) after you eat or drink ... which is good. 

COVERGIRL Star Wars Limited Edition Colorlicious Lipstick - Red (30)

It's a berry or wine red. Very rich! Very pretty! 

"May The Force Be With You. Always." - Obi Wan Kenobi

COVERGIRL Star Wars Limited Edition Colorlicious Lipstick - Gold (40)

This has an orange hue! Yes, there's some gold mixed in but don't expect this to be a GOLD lipstick. It's very beautiful. Very frosty. I think it will be even better for Spring/Summer.

"I Love You...I Know" Princess Leia & Han Solo

COVERGIRL Star Wars Limited Edition Colorlicious Lipstick - Dark Purple (50)

When they say DARK PURPLE, you better believe it! LOL It's a TRUE PURPLE! Very vamp. Very dark. Very steampunk, heavy metal and punk rock! I LOVE IT! 

"Why You Stuck Up, Half-Witted, Scruffy Looking, 
Nerf Herder" Princess Leia

COVERGIRL Star Wars Limited Edition Colorlicious Lipstick - Nude (70)

I knew I would either LOVE or HATE this nude lipstick color. Well, I love it! It's almost like a dusty pink. I think it would look even more beautiful with a dark eye and bronzer.  I'll have to try it.

"Help Me Obi Wan Kenobi. You're My Only Hope." 
Princess Leia

COVERGIRL Star Wars Limited Edition Outlast Nail Polish - Bittersweet

This nail polish is offered in 6 colors: Nuclear (97), Nemesis (195), Mutant (101), Fury (93), Red Revenge (180) and Speed Of Light (200). I only purchased 2: Nemesis and Red Revenge. BOTH colors are very pretty. Red Revenge is a true red. Nemesis is a deep dark purple, just like the lipstick above. There are several hiccups! ONE, Covergirl merely used the same color nail polish ALREADY in their collection. TWO, instead of special packaging they just SLAPPED a Star Wars Sticker on the bottle (HOW LAZY!). Special tops could've EASILY been inscribed! THREE, the formula requires some drying time (overall and in-between coats) or risk denting and smudging. 

COVERGIRL Star Wars Limited Edition Outlast Nail Polish in Red Revenge


COVERGIRL Star Wars Limited Edition Outlast Nail Polish in Nemesis


COVERGIRL Star Wars Limited Edition Super Sizer WATERPROOF Mascara (The Light Side) Bittersweet

This is Covergirl's Super Sizer Waterproof Mascara! I've never tried it before. Yes, it will lengthen your lashes to infinity, BUT also expect clumps with that length. I am NOT IMPRESSED! Thank God I only purchased these for packaging purposes. LOL There are 10 Light Side (with Star Wars, you're either on the Light or DARK side LOL) mascara's! ALL have different & famous quotes from all the Star Wars movies. This was definitely a smart marketing ploy, because if you ordered these online the company or store sent you ANY quote they felt like! I lucked up and got May The Force Be With You (but that one was plentiful). I had to resort to eBay to get Do or Do Not, There Is No Try! I went to several Walgreens and CVS and they never put the collection out! So these are the 4 quotes I have in my collection now. Luminous beings we are...hmmm ~ Yoda

COVERGIRL Star Wars Limited Edition Super Sizer Mascara (THE DARK SIDE) Not Sweet

The worse of the two mascaras is this one! CLUMPVILLE! LOL There are 10 mascaras for the Dark Side also, but I only wanted 2! You will meet your destiny! But not by wearing this mascara. LOL And Indeed you are powerful! But not by wearing this mascara. LOL

Where can you buy? Online at Walgreens (some items are limited or sold out), so you may have to resort to eBay :( Ok, here's my costume & short video!

Below was my Snapchat (starts at 0:03) about this post (sorry for the funky blogger video. i didn't want to put this short clip on YouTube). FOLLOW ME ON SNAPCHAT (averysweetblog) to see my daily happenings :)


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Disney Villains Makeup Collection Review

Do you have a favorite Disney Villain? Mine is the Evil Queen of Snow White. Over the years, Disney Villains (at least in makeup) have become just as popular (or more than) the Disney Princesses. MAC came out with a Disney Villainous Villains Collection years ago and many pieces from that collection are now selling for $50 - $195 on eBay. The 2015 Disney Villains Collection (featured below) is a cheaper limited edition collection (sold at Walgreens drugstore and Walgreens online), but nonetheless as popular (the lipsticks are already sold out online and everything is selling for quadruple the original prices on eBay). I purchased several pieces (not to wear...but) for collection/packaging/picture purposes ... but since it's almost Halloween I thought it would be fun if I swatched everything for you and host a giveaway for anyone that also loves collecting limited edition makeup.

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Disney Villains Lipstick: Ursula (Majestic), Evil Queen (Potion), Maleficent (Dragon's Liar)  Disney Villains Lipsticks are Bittersweet

All of these lipsticks are matte! Dragon's Liar is definitely a muddy brown. Potion is a true red. Majestic is an orange-y red. Wet N Wild is listed (on Walgreen's website) as the maker of the Disney Villains Makeup Collection. These lipsticks have excellent pigmentation. But I definitely suggest moisturizing and prepping your lips because these are not very moisturizing LOL (very matte).

Disney Villains Evil Queen Jealous Blush - Bittersweet

The Evil Queen (aka Wicked Queen) was very jealous of Snow White. "Magic mirror in my hand, who is the fairest in the land?" The mirror replies: "My queen, you are the fairest here so true. But Snow White beyond the mountains at the seven dwarfs is a thousand times more beautiful than you" The look on the Evil Queen's Face is always PRICELESS after he says that. LOL But anyway, this blush is a dusty pink shade. The color is pretty, but it can be powdery. Again, I only purchased it for the packaging. LOL

Disney Villains Makeup Remover Wipes - Sweet

These makeup removing wipes proved to be VERY good! I used them while removing makeup for these pictures. One wipe removed all of my makeup. Impressive!

Disney Villains Spellbound Sculpting Contour Palette - Bittersweet

Gotta love Maleficent! Was she a calculating b*witch or what? HaHaHa I can see why they chose her for the contour palette. The contour (brown) and highlighter (beige) are really good. The strawberry pink blush requires a really light hand. Again I didn't purchase any of these to wear, but instead to use for pictures and collection purposes.

Disney Villains Brush Sets by SOHO - Sweet

Last but not least, we have the Disney Villain Brush Sets. The SOHO Beauty Brand actually made these brushes and cosmetic cases (not featured) for this Collection. I've never tried anything from them. I will say the bristles of the brushes are soft and make for a great travel size collection. I will be using these. The sets are as follows: 3 Piece Contour Set (Maleficent) includes a stippling brush, angled buff brush and a concealer brush // 3 Piece Face Set (Evil Queen) includes all over face brush, curved foundation brush and an angled brow brush // 4 Piece Eye Set (Ursula) includes an eyeshadow brush, crease brush, pointed eyeliner brush and angled smudge brush.

For the most part it's the PACKAGING that is the real winner of this collection (so much fabulous detail and illustrations) and that's what I purchased it for. The quality of the makeup is just ok (but I didn't expect a lot from it). Loved the brushes! Loved the makeup wipes! Everything else is just PRETTY TO LOOK AT :)

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