review: jeffree star skin frost

Happy Monday, loves! As you know I stalked Jeffree Star Cosmetics over the past few months for every new relaunch so I could get my hands on a bunch of his products. Now that they have resolved their stock issues I feel comfortable giving you my thoughts on his majorly hyped up highlighters.

prices range:

$29.00 on jeffreestarcosmetics.com

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Now this may be one of my shorter reviews because there is not much to say about this besides how much I love it. This is one of the most beautiful highlighters I own (and I own an extremely excessive amount). I purchased the shade ice cold because it is the fairest shade he sells. It really is a stark white shade when you look in the pan but on the skin it is a little more cream toned. It is a super intense highlight and is not for the faint of heart. If you are new to the highlighting game I would not start with this one but if you want to be beaming and seen from space then you need to look into the skin frosts.

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The powder is perfectly creamy and glides on the skin easily. Ice cold is smooth and glowy without looking glittery which I greatly appreciate. Some people may think its a hefty price tag but the pan is the size of my face so you are definitely getting your moneys worth! I also adore the fact that Jeffree has been sure to cater to beauty lovers of all skin tones. There are eight shades in the range so you are sure to find one that will suit you. I can’t say enough good things about this highlight!

If you follow me on instagram (@institutionbeauty ) you know that October 1 I am starting a month long halloween feature. I will be posting a new halloween look every single day of October. I have put together some super easy last minute costumes, some gory, some glam, and some classic looks for you all. I will be giving a post with step by step instructions and product listings to help you achieve the looks too! So check back Saturday to see my first look of the month long series!!

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. Also follow my instagram to get updates and see the makeup looks I create! Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to Saturday, loves.

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review: ofra long lasting liquid lipstick 

Happy Monday, loves! I haven’t been as active on social media lately because I’m working on a huge project for the blog so please forgive me. I ordered the Ofra long lasting liquid lipsticks off of hautelook a few months ago. On the lipstick it says if you use the code “hautelook” at your checkout on ofra’s website you can get some money off!

prices range:

$19.90 at ofracosmetics.com


If you follow any of the major beauty bloggers, you’ve probably heard them absolutely rave about these lipsticks. When I saw them on hautelook I couldn’t resist putting them to the test myself and I have to say I am very impressed. 

These liquid lips are much lighter than most of the other ones on the market. They feel slightly oily when you first put them on but they do dry to a true matte. Since they have that light texture, they don’t dry out your lips like some of others can. With the Colorado dryness, my lips are often a little too dry to wear liquid mattes all day but these are one of only two formulas that doesn’t make me look like a chapped cracking mess (the other will be revealed very soon!). 

São Paulo has made its way to the top of my list. It is the perfect nude for my skin tone and by far my favorite nude liquid lipstick. As I discussed in my Kylie matte review, nude liquid lips often turn much darker than they look in the tube and i don’t have that problem with this one. 

I like the true mattes more than the more metallic mattes. I find that Times Square, Fifth Ave, and Hawaii Tropical are less pigmented than the others. I bought these mostly for more creative looks and using them around my eyes but they aresuper oily and you have to apply multiple layers to get it to an intense color. Since they are oily, you have to wait for the first layer to dry before you apply another otherwise you end up just moving the pigment around and it ends up a little patchy. I believe these more shimmery matte shades may have been reformulated since the versions I bought so the rumor is they are more on par with the formula of the regular matte shades. 

Ofra carries a huge shade range and I will definitely eat looking into more of their matte shades! I highly recommend giving them a shot, they are by far the most comfortable lipsticks I’ve owned. 

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. Also follow my instagram @institutionbeauty to get updates and see the makeup looks I create! Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to Monday, loves.
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review: Jeffree Star beauty killer palette 

Happy Monday, loves! Jeffree Star Cosmetics has absolutely blown up in the past year. Every restock is complete chaos and the products sell out within minutes. I braved the Internet crowds a couple of times to grab some of his products to review for you all. I’ve had his first ever eyeshadow palette for a few months now and feel comfortable giving you all my thoughts. 

prices range: 

$45.00 on jeffreestarcosmetics.com

The palette contains 10 shadows with 4 matte shades, 4 satin shades, and two glitter shades. There are a few bold colors, a few purple tones, and a few neutrals. 

I have very mixed feelings about the shadows in this palette. Some of them are in my daily rotation and some of them I want to just pop right out of the palette. 

I love china white, courtney, violence, and vanity. My least favorites are by far the two glitter shades: expensive and black diamond. The glitter basically disappears as soon as you touch the shadow. It is nearly impossible to get any glitter from the pan onto your lids. The big reason I bought this palette was star power. I thought I could have all sorts of fun with a pink shadow but I use this one very little because it stains my eyelids pink after I remove it and makes me look like I have some sort of eye infection. Not cute!

The shadows pans are huge and the shadows themselves are really creamy (except the glitters) and easy to blend (except the glitters they are just horrible). The shade rich bitch is actually so creamy it’s kind of hard to apply. It is so buttery you pick up way too much product and either end up with fallout or a chunky texture on your lids that doesn’t feel great when you blink. It is beautiful and crazy pigmented so I suggest just tapping your finger in it and patting it on your eyes to prevent those problems. 

I honestly don’t think it’s worth the $45 for the 10 shades especially since 2 of them are basically unusable. You do get more product in each pan than in the average palette, but most palettes also contain 12 shades instead of 10. If you’ve had your eye on this and are dying to grab it then I would just keep in mind the formulation of the glitter shades because the other shadows are quite nice. If you are just looking for a new palette, I recommend checking out lorac or anastasia. 

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. Also follow my instagram to get updates and see the makeup looks I create! Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to Monday, loves.

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review: kylie matte metal lipstick 

Happy Friday, loves! As we finish off our look at Kylie cosmetics lip products, we put her liquid matte metal lipsticks in the hot seat. The metal lipsticks come in 4 shades for $18.00 a piece at kyliecosmetics.com


I purchased the matte metal in the shade heir. Although it swatches absolutely beautifully, it’s not my favorite. The formula feels very oily and doesn’t apply well. As you smooth it in the lips it is patchy and streaky and doesn’t give good color payoff. 

I’ve heard similar complaints about the Kylie metals as well as the Colourpop metals. For such an expensive lipstick, I would expect a better pigment and application. If you are looking for metal lips just pat a metallic eyeshadow over a regular liquid lipstick while it is still damp. 

I know this is a much shorter review than usual but I really don’t have much to say about this lipstick because it’s a big pass for me! 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. Also follow my instagram to get updates and see the makeup looks I create! Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to Monday, loves.
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