Ipsy November “Rockstarlet”⭐️⭐️⭐️

I was actually thinking about stopping my subscription to Ipsy just to try out other beauty subscriptions, but I’m so glad I didn’t! This is one of the better bags I’ve received in awhile!  The actual bag is dark blue with gold stars and constellations. The bag is made of a cheaper, lighter feeling material but I’d rather have a cheaper bag (or no bag at all) and better quality products.

🌜Ciate London Liquid Velvet ‘Diva’ ($19, for full size)

This liquid lipstick is described as a long-wearing, ultra-vibrant lipstick with Hyaluronic Acid and lip conditioning ingredients. The formula is a very thin, slightly mousse-y texture but is very lightweight. I really like the applicator as it makes it very easy to outline the lips and Cupid’s bow. Diva is described as a true red and is slightly transferrable but didn’t show any signs of wearing off and only in the inner part of my lips after eating. This liquid lipstick reminds me of the new Smashbox ones and like it is one of the most comfortable matte liquid lipsticks I’ve tried.

🌜Hey Honey Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum ($41, for full size)

This can be used as a daily moisturizer serum or a makeup primer and includes honey, silk amino acids, sea buckthorn oil, and Vitamin E. The texture of this serum is light yet moisturizing and made my foundation look a lot smoother.

🌜Benefit Porefessional Primer ($31, for full size)

This is a much loved product in the beauty world. It is described as a silky, lightweight balm that can be worn under or over makeup. It has that silicone feel much like the MUFE primer and I just really don’t like that texture for primers. I do have bigger pores in my t-zone area so I will probably be using this just in those areas.

🌜Eyeoko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner ($18, for full size)

This is my favorite form of eyeliner! They’re easier to apply and usually longer lasting. The felt tip on this one is soft on the lids, and was very easy and quick to apply. It also easily created a thin line and once dried, doesn’t come off easily. This one, along with the Jesse’s Girl eyeliner pen are the best ones I’ve tried so far!

🌜The Balm Cosmetics Mad Lash Mascara ($18, for full size)

This is a newer mascara and features a curved wand and promises intense volume. I haven’t used it yet but I love getting mascara from Ipsy they also typically send the new mascaras that come out and I actually like the deluxe sizes. 

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Beauty Blender Pro-On-The-Go Kit

This Beauty Blender Pro-On-The-Go Kit ($40) contains:

Original Beauty Blender (pink): flawlessly apply foundation, powder, bb cream, cc cream, and more.                                                       –Beauty Blender Pro (black): for long wear makeup, facial bronzers, and facial self-tanners.                             –Beauty Blender Micro Mini Pro: for laser sharp focused contouring, highlighting, concealing, and correcting.                                             –Blotterazzi Pro: absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup, leaving skin radiant.                          –Blendercleanser Solid Pro: infused with charcoal to help purify and detoxify beautyblenders and makeup brushes. 

This kit makes a great gift for any makeup lover and is a great way to try out a couple of extra products for the price of two beauty blenders!

Pink beauty blender is dry, Black beauty blender & Micro Mini are wet
Product: According to their website the beauty blender features an open cell structure that fills with small amounts of water when wet, allowing the sponge to be “full” when wet and thus not absorbing product. These sponges are extremely soft and gentle on the skin. Even though the price seems ridiculous for a sponge, it really is as amazing as the hype surrounding it.

Application: When it comes to the two Beauty Blenders, I was amazed with how quickly and beautifully it applies foundation. Compared to a beauty blender dupe I have (which now feels very tough in comparison) it is extremely soft and expands to a pretty big size. With some foundations I get a more natural coverage than with a brush, but with others I’ve gotten the same finish I get with a brush.

The Micro Mini beauty blender is the perfect size for under the eyes and is very gentle in this delicate area, however I feel like I could do the same thing with the tip of the normal beauty blender. You can also use this to precisely apply contour and blush for a natural appearance.

The Blotterazzi pro I attempted several times to use and it just didn’t do much for me. You are supposed to press it gently against the oily area for a couple of seconds and it’s supposed to soak up the oil. However for me it just didn’t work.
Blendercleanser Solid  gently cleans and purifies sponges and makeup brushes. To use you just rub the beauty blender over the soap until clean. It also has a light, clean scent.

Colourpop Cosmetics Sculpting Stix in ‘Easy Peasy’

Not too long ago Colourpop Cosmetics released a line of Highlighting and Contouring “jumbo” sticks. They continue to expand their line from their original lippies and eyeshadows  and I can’t wait to see what comes next!

Colourpop Cosmetics Sculpting Stix in Easy Peasy ($5)

Product: These come in similar packaging to the Lippie Stix, a white twist up tube-except these are a little thicker in width. There are 6 highlight shades and 6 contour shades.

Shades

  • Gummy Bear, a creamy ivory
  • Illuminati, soft yellow buttercream
  • Venice, light bisque
  • Castle, pale yellow peach
  • Often, pastel peach
  • Refriend, tan beige
  • Adulting, soft warm beige
  • Dove, cool toned taupe
  • Easy Peasy, mid-tone warm beige
  • Yikes, cool-tone medium brown
  • Dume, warm mocha brown
  • Typo, deepened chocolate brown

(Colourpopcosmetics.com)

Application: These are creamy and smooth when swatched and applied. It glides and blends very easily. Easy Peasy for me is a perfect neutral toned brown and just 1 line right under the cheek bone was enough for my contour. I also noticed it not budging, no fading or patchiness even hours later. While I don’t own a highlighter, I was able to swatch one and it was also creamy and very pigmented.

So no surprise here, these are a great quality products…the prices aren’t too bad either! I usually don’t like using cream contour, however these were not messy or overly creamy and were just very easy to manage. These would make a great product to have in your makeup bag to take on-the-go!