Twinkling Lights Collection by Kathleen Lights x Colourpop Review

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Due to Afterpay, which is amazing, I predict a lot of new Colourpop in my future, and I’m totally okay with it. It is also available at some of my other faves like Free People and Forever 21, which could be a good or bad thing. Basically you get to pay your total in four payments interest free. No this is not sponsored. When I heard of Twinkling Lights and the dawn of Colourpop introducing Afterpay, I was too excited.

Some people were complaining about being bored with Colourpop collabing with the same people all the time, but I honestly don’t care. I love Kathleen Lights and Colourpop, and that’s not going to change because Colourpop collabs with her frequently. Yes, you may have similar products, but I found some gems you most likely don’t have, and honestly, how can you not like Super Shock Shadows and Colourpop lippies?

My standout favorites are the shadow in the shade Vela and the lippie in the shade Little Star.

Vela is an incredibly unique shade and I’m obsessed.

It has a peachy brown base and a beautiful purple-y pink iridescence. It’s described as a “light saddle brown with pink violet duochrome flip” on Colourpop.com.

I’ve never seen or owned any shadow like it. It’s definitely my favorite item in the collection.

The other shadows are gorgeous however. Glisten and Light Up are similar to other shades I own, but of course the formula is my favorite hands down of any brand, so I’m always stoked to have more, and these are good staple everyday shades. Blitzen is unique and gorgeous. It is a pinkish red with pink glitters throughout, perfect for the holiday or a bold red going out look. I love the shade.

My second favorite item in the collection is the lipstick Little Star. It is described as a “rusty warm brown“. I’m a huge fan of brown lipstick. It’s probably because I’m a 90s girl at heart, but I think they’re so cute and flattering and wear them every opportunity I get during fall and winter.

This collection definitely has something for everyone, and both neutral and everyday lips and glam lips are possible with the kit. I got the entire collection and I have used it for both going out and for work.

The most unique lippie is definitely Night Light. It is a “metallic bronze drenched with gold and hot pink glitter” Ultra Glossy Lip. I’m not the biggest metallic lip wearer, but I’m into anything glitter, and I love this for a night when you want to look glam without trying much. Throw this on with some lashes and something in your crease and your good to go.

All in all, as you probably guessed it, I’m a fan. If you’re thinking of getting the collection but aren’t sure, get what you most likely will use and are excited about. Your coin will not be wasted, believe me.

Love you all!! Happy new year!

I’m wishing you loads of love and life!

❤❤❤💥💥💥

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Golden Sunset Eye Tutorial with Yes Please Palette by Colourpop 

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Colourpop’s Yes Please palette. $16. I am in love and all I have to say is Yes Please. (Well I do have a little more to day so read on).

Colourpop’s Yes Please palette won Nylon’s 2017 Beauty Award for best eyeshadow palette and the love of countless fans, including me, for good reason. It comes as no surprise that I fell for this palette as I’ve professed my love for Colourpop before on this blog. This one of the many things I generously gifted myself for Christmas. What can I say? No one knows me better.

The creaminess, blendability, and pigmentation is insane for the price. For $16 you get 12 gorgeous high quality extremely wearable eyeshadows. You really can’t lose. 

All the shades are warm and in the red, brown, orange family and though there are a lot of palettes out with this shade range I still think this one is unique for it’s quality and the individual shades, which are outstanding. 

The shades are described as being inspired by the golden hour of the day and they definitely do it justice. Both the matte and metallic shades are gorgeous. You almost can’t help but dip into it. You can do both natural and glam looks and go from day to night easily. I did a sunset smoky eye and can’t wait to do more with it.

To start off I primed my eyes as usual with concealer. I used Wet n Wild’s Photo Focus concealer. I then dusted the first color in the palette, the matte warm ivory color, Full Zip, on the lids to set them. I also used it to highlight my brow bone and it worked perfect for that.

The first color I used as transition was Champs, a matte pale peachy nude. This shade reminds me of Magical in the Dream St. Palette. That shade is more orangey yellow though while this one’s pinkier. I love both as I love using peachy shades in the crease. I then intensified the entire crease and outer v with the matte caramel color, Note to Self. I am a sucker for colors like these. They’re so wearable and useful.

I used Mischief, the matte yellow, in the inner half of the eye and packed it on with a flat brush then went in again with my finger for more intensity. I used Gno, the matte burnt orange and French Kiss, to further smoke out and define the outer v. I also used those shades on the lower lash line.

I also used the matte brick red shade, Spoiled, to transition out of the yellow shade into the browns. The only color I used that isn’t in this palette is Colourpop’s Super Shock shadow, Telepathy, a collab with Kathleen Lights, on the inner corner and inner bottom lash line. It is a gorgeous super metallic chartreuse golden shade. 

The super shock shadow formula is like nothing else I’ve ever tried. It’s like a cushion and I’m so in love with this shade. As an added bonus, if you’re clumsy like me and prone to dropping shadows, these don’t break due to the putty like formula. For lashes I used They’re Real by Benefit.

Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara. $24. Ulta.

For lips I’m wearing Aquarius Lippie Stix and Moonchild  Ultra Glossy Lip also by Kathleen. Love both and I’ve been wearing them on repeat.

Ultra Glossy Lip in Moonchild. Colourpop X Kathleen Lights. $6.

I love that both of these formulas are moisturizing and don’t create flakes on your lips unlike a lot of other brands do. I’ve tried tons of lippies and I love the look of matte lips but I can only wear it if I load on lip balm beforehand. I have extremely dry lips so I think it’s awesome that the lippie stix creme formula has moisturizing ingredients like she’s butter and vitamin E. 

Aquarius Lippie Stix by Colourpop. $5.

On a side note, I tried Wet n Wild’s brow pencil for the first time and it actually worked great! The pigment is intense with one swipe and creamy, which I liked, and the spoolie worked well. I can’t say I’m surprised because Wet n Wild is outstanding, but for $2, all I can say is how do they do it?

Wet n Wild’s Color Icon Brow Pencil. $2.19

I love you guys and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and review of Yes Please. What palette have you been lusting after?

Hope you all had a fabulous New Year’s Eve and a fantastic start to the new year.

❤️❤️❤️

LA Girl’s Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Palette in Nudes Review / Fall Mauve Smoky Eye

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Though I’d like to be able to just go into a Sephora and drop some serious paper, I can’t do it in good conscience at the moment as other adult related life obligations must come before makeup, important as it is to me, and I mean that. Instead I opted for LA Girl’s Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Palette in Nudes.

From Ulta.com.

For $8, I thought, even if I hate it, what can I really lose? There must be a few too shades right? Yes girl, more than one. Keep reading. 😉 

This is the type of smoky eye I was going for & that you can do with this palette. Beautiful example by Stephanie Nicole. (Youtuber)

Pic by Belanjamino.com.

 LA Girl has been beauty blogger approved time and time again, which to me is usually enough. I had already tested a few of their lippies as one of my favorite beauty gurus, Kathleen Lights is a huge fan of LA Girl’s Liquid Lip in Fleur. She put it in her “Underrated Makeup Products” video and I seriously bought it a soon as I spotted it in a store as we have pretty much the same taste in makeup.

Unfortunately what we don’t share is Kathleen’s ability to wear liquid lipsticks with drier formulas. My lips are so dry, that to me this formula is only workable with about five coats of lip balm. (Seriously)

I love the color, so I wear it, but I like their creamier lipsticks better. I have not been dissapointed with them. I’m in love with their Matte Flat Velvet Lipsticks.

From Ulta.com.

My favorite is a nude in the color “Snuggle”. Obsessed. I assumed that if it was that good, that the palette probably wouldn’t fall too far behind.

I was not dissapointed by their eyeshadow palette at all and created a mauve-y fall makeup look, shown above and below. The lippie I have on is by Elf in Tea Rose and I feel like it ties in well with the look. I am pleased and feel like I needed a rosy hued nude palette in my arsenal. I used Wet n Wild’s Photo Focus concealer for primer, the bone shade as a base, the second and fourth shades (from left to right in the pic above) in the crease, the fifth shade on the the lid, and the last shade on the outer corner and under the water line.

I loved the texture of the eyeshadows. Though they’re not as creamy as the Naked Palettes’, for the price, you still get a lot of bang for your buck. They’re very pigmented and the blendability is awesome. You can easily create tons of looks with this palette. It definitely reminds me a lot of the first six shades in Wet n Wild’s Au Naturel Palette in Nude Awakening. My review for that can be found here.

Also, I’ve noticed that since my eyelids and skin are oily, I do well with a drier shadow. With a primer underneath, this look lasted pretty much all day.

LA Girl VS. Naked 3. Pic by Belanjamino.com

I have seriously done like 5 totally different looks with the palette. You can go from day/work appropriate looks to night out looks easily. Even though the Naked 2 & 3 Palettes offer a little more pigment and blendability, the colors are very comparable. In fact, they’re practically the same palette other than the huge gap between the price tags, a slight difference in tones and undertones, and the packaging and overall luxury feel of the Naked palettes. At $8 though, the LA Girl palette is definitely a drugstore dupe, which I live for.

I don’t have much to complain about with this palette except that I wish there were warmer tones in it as most of them have a cool or neutral undertone. Additionally, for a ‘nudes’ palette, it really has no neutrals like tan, beige, camel, rust, chocolate brown, etc. The colors are generally in the pink/purple/mauve family.

The almost inimitable Naked Palette. Pic from Ulta.

Since my skin definitely has a warm undertone, warm shades typically look best on me, but I can definitely work with this palette for the price tag. Adding some matte bronzer to the crease is an easy fix. If your skin is fair or cool to neutral I feel that this palette would look best on you. To my medium to dark skin girls, I’d say test a friend’s palette out first or if you already know you don’t like pinks, mauves, and purples, take that into consideration.
Love it overall and I highly recommend it to any makeup lover if you’ve been considering it.

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