NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation – Review!

So, it’s my turn to try this much talked about foundation. I am under the impression that a lot of people actually like it, and temptation got the better of be. I am not the one to turn down a good drugstore foundation!

The claims are high as they always are with foundations. I have never hear a foundation claim it’s not great funny enough. This one claims to be lightweight, waterproof, and highly pigmented with a matte finish that lasts 24 hours. That sounds like a really heavy duty concealer to me. I live a life style that is quite unforgiving to foundations so I figured I will give it a proper test and see if it can live up to the claims.

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It comes in a glass bottle with a pump which I like. The rest of the design is very typical to NYX. In other words, I am not the biggest fan! I find they design in general to look a bit cheap. Sure, they are cheap, but they are really not trying to hide it if you know what I mean. The design is not ugly, it’s just not my taste. I do often like NYX products though so I am not mad.

First of all, upon application I really like how it looks. One small pump gives me a high medium coverage. It hides everything I need, and since I have to use so little it does indeed feel lightweight. I tend to preffer a satin or dewy finish, but sometimes I do reach for a matte one. This is matte but it’s not “you-look-kind-of-dead-matte”. Don’t worry, you still look like your skin is alive when using this. I can’t always say that about full on matte foundations. So first impressiom of this is really good!

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It does keep my skin matte throughout the day. With that being said, I do not have oily skin, and if you do this might not be the case. It keeps on feeling lightweight too. It does not really feel like I am wearing anything at all to be honest, which is also something I enjoy. The longevity is not 24 hours though. It does hold up quite nicely, but after about 6 hours, I can see some fading.

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Also, I can assure you that this is not waterproof. I get some splashes of water in my face here and there at work and I could clearly see it fading off after getting some water on my face. Also, it’s not tear resistance. Yes, I had a bad day, but at least I got to give the foundation a good tear-test. So I would call bullshit on the waterproof claim!

Overall, I do like how it looks and feels, and it does hold up decently. Not my longest wearing foundation for sure, but holds up pretty well through a day of work, at least if you don’t cry (everything got sortet out by the way, no worries). So although a few of the claims are a bit too ambisious this is a good matte drugstore option. I may even repurchase when I run out.

Have you tried this? How did you like it?

XOXO

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Obsession Makeup Belle Jordan Eyeshadow Palette – 4 Looks!

Obsession Makeup arrived the makeup game quite a while ago, at least in Europe, and I think some people have opened their eyes for this new affordable brand. They released a bunch of beautiful palettes lately, but if I am not mistaken this palette is one of their first ones. A warm toned neutral palette with a few pops. That sort of palette that a lot of people love, and a lot of people feel like there is way to many of.

I played around with it doing these 4 looks, but I have also been using it for a few weeks to do some simple everyday looks with it and get to know the quality. It’s always fun testing out brands you donæt know so well.

I tried not to make everything for this post too boring and neutral though, so here are the 4 looks:

  • Obsession Makeup Belle Jordan – So Cut, 1706, Queen, Lola, A.F, Magic.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Master Drma Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 401.
  • Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • Sleek Distrorted Dreams Highlighter Palette – Refracted.
  • Makeup Revolution Eye Glisten . Yours Truly (glitter side),
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – Carmen #9.

  • Obsession Makeup Belle Jordan – 1706, Mama’s Girl, 13, Miami, Glow Baby, Starlight, Lola.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Master Drma Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • Dumb Blonde Cosmetics Glitter – Palma Violets.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – Carmen #9.

  • Obsession Makeup Belle Jordan – Saggitarius, Pops, Queen, Hot Sauce, Lola, Sassy, Bear.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Master Drma Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 401.
  • Carnaval Cosmetics Glitter – Caramel.
  • Makeup Revolution Glitter Glue.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – Carmen #9.

  • Obsession Makeup Belle Jordan – Pops, Hot Sauce, Lola, Starlight, Sassy, Glow Baby.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Master Drma Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • Etude House Oh M’Eye Liquid Liner – Black.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – Carmen #9.

Testing newer brands (either to me or in general) is always fun and interesting. I can’t wait to share my thoughts in the review on Wednesday. Have you ever tried something from the brand?

XOXO

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Colourpop Blue Moon – Review & Swatches!

Since the minute they released their first monochromatic palette I was just waiting and waiting for the monochromatic green and monochromatic blue to be released. Colourpop, being known for frequent releases did not let me wait long. And what a beauty this little palette is!

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I mean, inside. The outer packaging is just a very simple blue plastic packaging. I wish it was cardboard insted of plastic. I always wish for that. It’s just a more reasonable choice when you think about the environment, as we all should. It does have a mirror though, as I belive all of these smaller palettes do now. They used to come without mirrors to begin with. Who remembers the first versions of Sol and Mar??

Anyway, the inside makes up for the slightly boring outside with a less preferred material. The shades are just so so gorgeous! Although monochromatic blue, this palette is not boring at all. How could blue ever be boring?

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5 mattes and 4 metallics really is the perfect amount for a 9-pan. The 5 mattes have a very nice variety of depth. You get a light blue, a mid toned warm blue, a mid cool toned blue, and a rich deep dark blue. My only complain is that Moonlite and Starry Eyed can look a bit simila on the eyes even though Moonlite is clearly more pastel when you look at them in the pan and on swatches. I found the difference to be a bit hard to spot once applied to the eyes. Besides them being a bit similar, the quality of the mattes overall are just great. Easy to blend, super pigmented, and just a pleasure to work with despite being a bit of an unforgiving color. These just are some great great quality matte blues. And so affordable too! How can you not love that right?

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The 4 metallic shimmer shades also offer a nice variation with some interesting colors. Both Tide Pool and Mad About U are probably shades we have all seen before. They are absolutely beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but I can probably dupe them over and over again just using my own collection. The quality is spot on though, so they are for sure among my best metallic blues. Lumi is a gorgeous duochrome. It looks a bit boring and white in the pan, but when you apply the shade it has the most beautiful blue shift. Billi Jean, the forth and final metallic also offers something special as it looks almost like a hybrid between a blue and a silver. It offers something special to the palettes, and adds to the variety of looks you can do!

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I just think the overall qualty of these shadows are superb! And I am not complaining about the color either as blue is one of my very favorites! This little palette really is a must have for all the blue eyeshadow lovers! An absolute must have for me, and with no real issues with any of the shades this palette is a hit through and through!

XOXO

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Makeup Revolution Reloaded Blush – Review & Swatches!

I picked up three different shades when Makeup Revolution released their Reloaded blushes a while back. They have plenty of beautiful colors to pick from and I tried to be a bit diverse picking one peach, one pink and one red. For only 4£ each they were well worth testing out I think.

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The looks of them tells you that this is on the cheaper end of drug store. I mean, they don’t look bad, they just look and feel like the materials are not the best quality. And when you use them a bi the lid and golden rim gets very scratched up, and after fairly short time the packaging looks old. We can’t be too mad for only 4£ though, but imagine if the packaging was cardboard instead. They would stay much nicer, and cardboard is a better material to use instead of plastic anyways. For the environment I mean. So, I would much have preferred that.

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Inside you get 7.5 g of blush. That’s a lot of blush for 4£, so I guess I have even less reason to complain about packaging. I do really like the pretty wavy pattern in the pan. It surely gives the product something extra. I like that!

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I think the pigmentation is decent. I mean, there was a big difference between the peach and pink compared to the red. Off course, the red is a deeper shade. Have you tried red blush by the way? I just tested it out for fun many many years ago and I fell in love with it. Just a tiny bit works so nicely paired with light winter skin. You may think you’d have to have medium or dark skin to pull off a red, but with a light hand it’s so pretty. Proper Snow White vibes for sure! The red shade called “Pop My Cherry” is for sure my favorite shade. I had to use that one with a light hand but the peach “Peach Bliss” and the pink “Ballerina” can be applied more carelessly. They show up on the skin, but they are quite user friendly and they give you that nice flush of color without any fuzz.

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So, they apply nicely and the look nice and even on the skin. All of these shades have a slightly satin finish, but they basically look matte. They feel very velvety to the touch. Being very user friendly as well as having a nice formula that applies evenly is off course great. The downside of these is that the longevity is not that impressive. After 3-4 hours it was kind of hard to tell if there was any blush left on the skin. So if you care about longevity and want the blush to last all day these might be a bit on the disappointing side.

If you are good with just wearing your blush for just a few hours, and you don’t mind that the packaging looks a bit rough after a short while, I would say they are worth a try. After all they are only 4£. If longevity or fancy packaging is a big issue for you then these are not for you.

Have you tried these? Let me know how you like them!

XOXO

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Colourpop Blue Moon Eyeshadow Palette – 4 Makeuplooks!

This palette is so me! I just picked up Blue Blood right before this was released (I have still left to review that one though) but still I felt like off curse I needed another blue eyeshadow palette! Blues are my favorite color to work with, along with green. So this cute little 9-pan was a welcome addition to my palette family and I had so much fun creating some all blue looks!

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  • Colourpop Blue Moon – Moonlite, Fine Chine, Clued In, Mad About U, Lumi.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Fame.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • Colourpop BFF Mascara – Blue Ya Mind.
  • Colourpop Glitterally Obsessed – OMG I’m Wet.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil – 813.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – #9 Carmen.

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  • Colourpop Blue Moon – Starry Eyed, Da Ba Dee, Mad About You, Clued In, Billie Jean, Lumi.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Maybelline Snapscara Mascara.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Into The Blue.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – #9 Carmen.
  • Nail art gems (ebay).

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  • Colourpop Blue Moon – Clued In, Da Ba Dee, Moonlite, Tide Pool, Lumi.
  • Morphe X Jacklyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette – Abyss.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – #9 Carmen.
  • Becca Ocean Jewels Highlighter Palette – Aquamarine.

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  • Colourpop Blue Moon – Moonlite, Starry Eyed, Fine China, Clued In, Tide Pool, Mad About You, Lumi.
  • Revolution Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • Makeupgeek Gel Liner – Fame.
  • Colourpop No Filter Concealer.
  • NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner.
  • Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Into The Blue.
  • Huda Beauty Lashes – #9 Carmen.
  • Becca Ocean Jewels Highlighter Palette – Aquamarine.
  • Nailart gems (ebay).

A couple of weeks ago I was preparing a boat before getting it on to sea, and I was painting the bottom of it. With that heavy duty paint you need to wear gas masks to not breathe in the fumes. And I got some in my eyes even though I was wearing protective goggles. I have been red on my eyes for two weeks now. Since red is enhanced by blue I really had to do some editing for this to not look like Halloween looks. It would have been appropriate last week but now I would just be too late. So I edited out Halloweeen for you. And my eyes are getting treatments too, so they are soon back to normal state.

Anyway, hope you like the looks! Blues are and always will be my favorite!

XOXO

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Makeup Hauls – October 2019!

I felt like I barely bought any makeup in October, so I am not really sure how all of this happened. Surely, some of these things were ordered in September, but still I feel like this is a lot more than what I actually ordered. I think I really need to slow down on buying new palettes. I have a hard time managing to review them all. Can’t help it though. I just love all the colors, and all the neutrals.

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I was absolutely stunned when Colourpop released the So Jaded palette! I know big palettes are not everyones cup of tea, but I have a weakness for them. Not when they are called Morphe and has 35 shades of 6 different browns, but when they have a lot of variation and color they hit a nerve for me. I am in love with how this palette looks. I want more big palettes like this! I hope their holliday collection is a new huge palette. That would make me happy! In the mean time I’ll just admire this one.

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While we are talking about big palettes here’s another one! The Beauty Bay Going Out Out. It was some journey to get this! I ordered this one back in the beginning of May actually. I waited and waited and the package never arrived. After a few months I contacted Beauty Bay about my missing order, but they said that since it was more than three months since the order, and they had not recieved any retuned packages they could not refund me. So I was a bit bummed, and I figured I didn’t need the palette after all, and I forgot about it for a while. But in September they had 50% off their entire line, so I decided to pick this up for half the price. And you know what? Two weeks ago I got refunded for the parcel that was lost in May. It just showed up after all and I got my money back. How lucky is that!

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As I find the eyeshadows from Beauty Bays own line to be quite good I wanted to try their highlighters as well. I got the Beuty Bay Ethereal Bouncy Beam Multi Use Highlighter palette and three of the Beauty Bay Gelèe Glow Multi Use Higlighters in three different shades. I think I got some fun options here and I am curious how they work!

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I also adore the cute little 9-pans from Colourpop so I grabbet the “Baby Got Peach” and “Lilac You A Lot”. I hope to see more from the pastel color series in the future. I would love a pastel mint palette! I also snagged the beautiful peach blush in the shade “Frisky Business”. Because Colourpops pressed powder blushes has a lovely formula too!

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The color story of Obsession Makeups “Black is the new Black” eyeshadow palette is so appealing to me. I really like the looks of it. I hope it performs well. A black palette should have an awesome black in my opinion. I did swatch the silver though, and that looks incredible!

Since I have been really enjoying the Conceal & Define foundation and concealer, I had to try the Conceal & Hydrate too! So I picked up both the foundation and concealer. I have been quite lucky with my Makeup Revolutino foundations so far. Three out of three has been a hit for me, which is quite impressive for a cheap drugstore brand I would say! I hope these are a hit too!

And along in the same order came the I ❤ Revolution Mint Choc Chip primer…..because mint chocolate! I don’t really need a green color correcting primer. I just wanted it to smell like mint chocolate, and it does!

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I may have gone a bit crazy with the Colourpop Disney Midnight Masquerade collction. Although I didn’t get everything I got a lot of my favorite pieces from the collection. The packaging is just so beautiful! I got off course the palette, 5 of the blush/highlighter compacts and four of the brand new Lux Liquid Lipstick formula!

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Since Ofra has one of my very favorite highlighter formulas I had to make a little dedicated Ofra order. I got the Blush “Mai Tai”, and the highlighters “Bali” and “Cloud 9”. I also got three different shades of the Ofra Liquid Lipsticks. I have heard so many good things about their formula, but I have never tried them myself so I figured it was about time.

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All my magnetic palettes with Colourpop singles were full, so I had to grab a new empty one. It’s handy to have one of these, because I like to throw in a single or two to complete the order, and I had run out of space to collect them. So I got the new gorgeous one they just releases as well as three singles. And yes, “Smoke Show” off course! The white, black and grey palette so many have been waiting for!

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Makeup Revolution release so much they may be even worse than Colourpop. Their numberous releases makes me keep just half an eye on them, but from time to time they drop a collection that gets my attention. Green palettes tend to get my attention in general, but look how beautiful this is! I have a few palettes already in the Forever Flawless series and I am very happy with them, so the Chilled palette got a spot in my collection!

I also got the Blowout Mascara, the Purifying Priming Water and Lip Nourishing Tint in the shade “Energy”.

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Finally….more highlighter! This time from MAC! This highlighter palette is absolutely stunning! It’s a limited edition one and it’s called Ignite Wonders Face Palette. I also grabbed the blush “Dainty” because MAC blushes are a long time favorite of mine!

That’s all for now…..I really need to slow down on eyeshadow palettes!

Did you pick up anything fun in October?

XOXO

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BH Cosmetics Glowing in Greece Face Palette – Review!

Usually when I am drawn to a collection it’s the eyeshadow palettes that gets a second look and reels me in. But this time it was the blush and highlighter palette “Glowing in Greece” that immediately got my atteintion in Bh Cosmetics summer collection (OK so maybe I did get the two eyeshadow palettes released in the same collection, but the blush palette got my eye first!)

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The palette is a simple cardboard packaging which is fitting for the price range, but it does also include a mirror which is great. Inside the palette has 6 decent sized face powders. The top row has three mattes, and the bottom row has three shimmers.

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The top row obviously are blushes, but the bottom row has one light champagne which I would only use as a highlighter, but the second and third shades on the bottom row can double as blush toppers or glowy blushes. If you have medium or dark skin I bet they would be beautiful highlighters but for me they are just too dark. They are however super beautiful on their own as glowy blushes. I really enjoyed using them as such, but I also used them with a lighter hand as a blush topper on top of the matte blushes. Just for a tiny bit of shine. All the shades on the bottom row works nicely for me. The blusher shades are lovely. The one that is purely a highlighter for me is nice too, but it’s not a mindblowing highlighter formula.  It adds glow, it looks nice, did not take my breath away. It’s like bread. Useful for meals, but not the work of a gourmet chef.

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I don’t feel very systematic today. I just started talking about the bottom row before the top row. That feels a bit weird, to start talking about the top row in the middle of a review, but here it goes! The top row is all matte blushes. All lovely shades, and  I feel like they all differ enough from each other to offer a nice diversity. They look different in the pans, and there is also a visible difference when they are applied. Sure they are all on the warm peachy side of the color wheel, but they still look different on the skin. The two first shades I could use, but the third shade was a tiny bit too dark for me. Sure, I could get away with it when I am tanned. If I remember to pull out this palette for those one/two weeks of the year. If you have medium skin you should easily be able to use the third shade, but then the first one may be too light. The curse of a face palette.

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The formula of the blushes are lovely. Just the right amount of pigmentation. It shows up on the cheeks and blends easily, without being overly pigmented. The powders are sikly soft, and for being a very affordable palette I don’t think it has a lot of kickback in the pan. The quality seems nice, and they are very easy to work with which I always appreciate in a blush!

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This is actually the first time I try out BH Cosmetics blushes, but I know now they can be well worth picking up. This palette is just lovely and I will have my eyes peeled if they release more face palettes like this. This was a hit for sure!

XOXO

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