These are some recent purchases that I’m going to review/ swatch for you all! These are items accumulated over a couple of months!
▫️1.Avalon Organics refreshing cleansing gel
I needed a new cleanser and wanted something natural. I found this one which contains vitamin c, antioxidants, photo aging defense, and is 70% organic. This had a gel consistency (very good for oily skin), and a little goes a long way. It comes with a very convenient pump and smells like oranges!
▫️2.MAC lipstick ‘Photo’
Believe it or not this is my first Mac lipstick! It is a satin finish but is quite matte looking. It’s also very creamy and applies very smoothly. I also like the smell which sort of vanilla-y. ‘Photo’ is the perfect brown lipstick if your on the hunt for one.
▫️3.Maybelline matte lipstick ‘Touch of Spice’
This is a part of the new collection of mattes that recently came out. ‘Touch of Spice’ is actually a really talked about shade and I can see why. It’s a beautiful color that the camera just doesn’t do justice. And while it is matte, it goes on very creamy and is comfortable to wear.
▫️4.Colourpop Cosmetics Super Shock Eyeshadow ‘Tinsel’ & ‘Partridge’
These two were a gift, and judging by the name were part of a holiday collection. I’ve heard a lot about Colourpop eyeshadows and the unique formula. Their very soft and almost feel like a loose pigment. ‘Tinsel’ is a champagne color with a sort of purple shift in the glitter. ‘Partridge’ looks green in the pot but goes on more gold/brown, with a green shift to it.
▫️5.Ulta Color Correcting Foundation & Primer Stick ‘Rich Mocha’
I was on a search for a contour stick to make contouring easier, and decided to try this foundation stick in the darkest shade they had. This is a twist up tube that has a green color correcting center. As a contour it works amazing and is very creamy and blendable. It’s also long lasting and probably makes a good foundation as well.
▫️6.Maybelline master smokey ‘Smoldering Violet’ & ‘Blue Blaze’
These were actually dollar tree finds and are basically thick eyeliners on one end and a pointed sponge on the other to blend and smudge the line. After swatching these on my arm and rubbing vigorously they did start to fade a bit, but overall seem like great liners.
▫️7.Milani Shadow Eyez ‘Sand Dunes’ & ‘Royal Purple’
Another dollar tree find, these are eyeshadow sticks that claim 12-hr wear. During the same vigorous rub test as above, these didn’t move/smudge at all. After awhile the glitter in ‘Sand Dunes’ started to spread out, but nothing too bad. It also makes a great liner for the waterline. As for ‘Royal Purple’, I find that for many purple eyeshadows it’s very hard to get them pigmented, so using this as a base would be a great help.