review:becca X jaclyn hill champagne face palette

Today we take a look at Jaclyn Hill’s new collection with Becca Cosmetics. If you don’t know who Jaclyn Hill is, you need to. She is a beauty blogger on youtube who is an incredibly talented makeup artist and maybe one of the most beautiful humans to grace the planet. Last year she worked with Becca Cosmetics on a highlighter called Champagne Pop. This week she released a whole collection based on the original highlighter she created with Becca. They combined to create a face palette, eye palette, and champagne pop in a liquid and cream form.

I picked up the Jaclyn X Becca Champagne Glow Palette. The palette includes three blushes and two highlighters. There is a shimmer blush, matte blush, and satin blush. Her original creation Champagne Pop and a new Prosecco Pop highlighter are included as well.

 

If you’ve never tried Becca highlighters than you are truly missing out. They are probably the smoothest, creamiest powders that were ever made. They give the perfect glow to the face that you can continue to layer until your highlight is bright enough to stop traffic.

I already owned champagne pop individually and love it. I think champagne is an interesting name for it because it is quite golden and Becca’s opal highlight is much more champagne. Prosecco pop is even more gold and a little darker so even though champagne pop is nearly universal there is another option for those with a darker skin tone. Mixing them together creates an absolutely beautiful glow.

I was in love with the blush shades before I even saw them in person. There is a shade for everyone. They are just as creamy as the highlighters and blend out like a dream. When I first tried rose spritz, the had too much on my brush and it applied a bright circle on my cheek but when I swept my brush back over it, it blended to perfection.

I absolutely love Becca face products and this palette is an incredible hit. The palette will be available in stores June 16th. I would keep your eyes on Sephora’s website for restock updates. I have a little suspicion that this palette won’t be limited edition for long but if you have the chance to pick this up don’t miss out!!

As always please recommend any other products you would like to see me test out! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog on the right hand side of the page, so you receive updates when I post. Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to you next monday, loves.

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review: pat mcgrath skin fetish 003

Pat McGrath is one of the most famous makeup artists our generation has been blessed with. Since she carries a very limited line, when a new product is released, it is a colossal event. Her latest launch is a highlighting set in two shades. The set includes a dual ended stick. One side has a clear balm and the other is a highlighting cream. There is a powder highlight as well as buffing brush. skin fetish package

The set is currently a sephora “limited edition” exclusive for $72.oo. I have a suspicion that once the sephora run is over that the Pat McGrath Labs website will eventually carry the sets as well. The price is steep but you are basically getting four products in the set which averages out to $18 a product.

The set comes in the shades nude and golden. The nude cream highlight is a subtle pink undertoned champagne. The powder give a pinkish purple reflection when the light hits it.  The golden cream highlight is a true gold. The powder reflects slightly yellow gold in the light.

I really enjoy the set. The cream is perfect to use on its own for a more subtle look and if you wanted really natural you could use just the balm. The powder comes out subtle for the first layer and then can be built up to be more dramatic. I personally like to layer the balm, cream, and powder to have a really strong highlight. The creams are easy to blend but I’m not a fan of using the brush for that purpose (which is what it is intended for). I still really enjoy the brushes but they are natural hair so they pick up a lot of product and I found it would take off some of my foundation. I will use the brushes for another purpose because they are incredibly soft.

Ive used both but the nude powder turns way too pink on me. It looks like a dark pink stripe on my cheek. I think the nude would be a beautiful shade on women of color. It would also work on lighter skin tones but my preference leans toward the golden. I also found that the powders look beautiful together. I am probably most likely to wear the two mixed together. Someone who wants a really natural highlight even for those days with little to no makeup would enjoy the balm because it just gives enough of a shine to enhance the cheekbones. I will use the highlighting creams during summer for a fresh dewy look.

My final thought is that the set is absolutely worth all the hype. I think any person could find a good use for this highlighting set. Pat McGrath absolutely killed it! (I would expect nothing less) 

As always please recommend any other products you would like to see me test out! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog on the right hand side of the page, so you receive updates when I post. Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to you next monday, loves.

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review: berrisom my lip tint pack

If you look at any beauty instagrams you probably have seen the Huda Kattan video where she puts on a dark glossy looking color and peels it off to leave a beautiful stain behind. The video absolutely blew up on the internet and suddenly everyone was obsessing over the new trend of peel off makeup. I bought the whole set to show you all whether the crazy new trend is actually worth your money.

prices range from :

$9.00 for a single tint from memebox.com

$35.00 for the 6 piece set from memebox.com

You can find the pack on eBay and Amazon and a few other sites but I can’t verify that those are actually the original Berrisom Oops My Lip Tint Pack.

The tint comes out as a very pigmented sticky gloss texture and has a strong chemical smell that turns into a strong chemical taste. When I first opened mine, the tints were so pressurized that the product would not stop coming out even when I wasn’t touching it. I am not sure it this was because of how it was shipped or some thing because I  haven’t heard of anyone else having this problem. The applicator is okay but the product gets moved around easily if you go back over to make sure you have completely covered your lips.

I found that you have to be certain to apply the tint evenly otherwise when the product is peeled off you will have little patches that are darker than others. No matter which one I used and how long I let it dry the center of my lips always turned out way darker than the rest. It made it look like I had just eaten a popsicle and not in the cute way people always talk about but in the realistic way where you look absolutely crazy.

Since the center was always darker I would rub my finger on the excess product until it was a little  more subtle. The color faded during wear so that you didn’t have the popsicle ring. The tint only lasts a few hours and doesn’t last through eating or drinking. It can also be a little drying so I think you can get a similar color payoff in a tinted lip balm that would keep your lips hydrated. I think this product is way overhyped and not worth the money. If you wanted another cheaper alternative the colourpop sheer lippie stix have perfect color and last forever on your lips (more on that to come later!!) 

As always please recommend any other products you would like to see me test out! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog on the right hand side of the page, so you receive updates when I post. Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to you next monday, loves.

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review : tarte rainforest of the sea foundation

hey loves! Sorry for the break last week, if you follow me on instagram you know that I am finishing up my first year of college and finals were just getting the best of me last week. Now we are back with a review of the tarte rainforest of the sea foundation. It seems like almost every beauty blogger has been raving about this foundation, but those views can be a little biased when they are sent the entire new release for free. So I have been putting this foundation to the test for a couple months now and have rounded up my thoughts for you all!

price range:

$39 at sephora.com

$39 at tarte.com

The foundation is made with 20% water and tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea™ complex. When I did some research into what this ‘complex’ is, it is basically hyped-up algae. Don’t get me wrong algae has been proven to be very good for the skin but I think the name makes it sound much more magical then the ingredient really is.

The foundation is in a glass bottle with a dropper to dispense the product. I actually really enjoy the dropper but if you aren’t careful you could get yourself too much product. I like to put on the back of my hand and apply with a dense brush. I tried it many times with the beauty blender but since the beauty blender is meant to soak in water, you are going to lose some of your product in the sponge. Although if you prefer a super light application then a dampened sponge would be the way to go.

There are 12 shades in the range with varying undertones which I greatly appreciate. One thing I do not appreciate is that the deepest color could hardly ever be called a deep color. Although tarte is not known for having diverse shades, it was still a disappointment for me.

I actually really enjoyed this foundation. I rarely actually like foundations so this was a surprise for me. I have super dry skin and often foundations can cling to those dry patches and make me look flakey. I enjoy that the foundation can be a light coverage or a full coverage. I tend to like this foundation when I am wearing a full face so I usually use about a nickel sized drop to get the fuller coverage I enjoy. I never thought it made my skin look super dry in my dry areas and it was very dewy for most of the wear time, but it isn’t too ‘shiny’ for people with more combo skin. It wears for around 6 hours before I notice it breaking up on my chin and forehead. I would not recommend this for super oily people because it is water based and once your face produces oil, the water in the foundation will be repelled by that oil and will slide right off.

All in all I really enjoy this foundation and will continue to use it throughout the summer. I wouldn’t call it my holy grail but I’m not quite sure I’ll ever find a holy grail foundation.

If you have any foundations you want me to try out, let me know so I can continue my quest for the one. Also feel free to recommend any other products you would like to see me test out! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog on the right hand side of the page, so you receive updates when I post. Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to you next monday, loves.

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