Colourpop Double Entendre – Swatch & Review!

Something looks oddly familiar with this palette. Not just the fact that it is just another warm-toned neutrals palette, but it feels like I have seen this before.

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I didn’t realize this when I ordered the palette, but when it arrived I realized that this packaging is exactly the same as the packaging on “I Think I Love You”. They just put on some stickers on the back. Not sure how I feel about this. I now have to open one of the palettes to know if I am pulling out “Double Entendre” or “I Think I Love You” from my drawer. It just feels like a bit of a simple solution to me, and I wish Colourpop would have just changed the packaging, like they have done with all other palettes.

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The inside of the packaging I really like though. A nice selection of matte neutrl skades, and some very stunning metallics. I have probably mentioned this before, but I am a very big fan of Colourpops metallic formula. Among all their formulas this is withouth double my favorite because they are so richly pigmented and still smooth as butter. I rarely find in necessary to dampen my brush, and I norally like doing that for full impact. With Colourpop metallics you get that immediately. This is no exception in this palette and I am a big fan of those rich, buttery delicious shades in here.

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This is honestly not the most exciting palette in the world, and it is most definable not a color-lovers dream, but it is a very good quality neutral palette for everydau use. If you like simple and natural makeup looks and want a good quality palette that is easy to use then this is a good choice. You got everything you need here for a neutral-lovers everyday makeup looks, and even some rich nice metallics and darer mattes for something more daring. For a warm neutral kind of person this is a good choice.

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The quality throughout the palette is very consistent. The mattes are smooth, pigmented and easy to blend but with a little bit of kick-back in the pan. They are not as loosely pressed as some of the other Colourpop palettes like the Dream St, but they are still soft, therefore some kickback but nothing major. The metallics are just dreamy as usual. Just richly pigmented butter that glides on smooth and with full impact. I am a big fan of this formula, and all of the metallics in this palette can live up to my now-quite-high expectations. The shades “Hot Bod” and “Flasher” (third and forth shade) are exceptions to the other formulas. “Hot Bod” is a matte with fine flecks of glitter. I am generally not a fan of these kind of formulas (from any brand) because I find that the glitter flecks don’t transfer well to the eyes, or will fade very quickly. Off course there is always a tacky base that would help, but the base of the shade, the matte brown does not really need a tacky base and it just makes it harder to blend. Just not my cup of tea. “Flasher” stands out because it is more of a satin finish, which I do like.

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So with the exception of “Hot Bod” which is just not my favorite kind of formula, all the shades have very good quality and are very easy to work with. Just a solid quality palette overall. And as with every Colourpop eyeshadow palette this is sleek, light-weight and very handy to travel or store efficiently. The neat size is one f the things I really appreciate about the Colourpop palettes, and one of the reasons (together with price and quality) that I love collecting them.

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Although this palette does not bring anything new to the table colour-wise, I would recommend picking it up if you like these kind of colors because it is cheap and excellent quality.

But seriously Colourpop, at least give us new packaging when releasing a new palette!

There is however one more reason other than packaging why this palette seems so familiar, and that is the fact that this is very dupeable to another well known palette released around the same time as this, namely the Tarte Tartelette Toasted!

I will soon have a comparison post with these two palettes so if you are thinking about picking up one, but don’t know which one then stay tuned! Remember to give me a follow so you get notified, and I would love to see you over at my Instagram too!

XOXO

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Kiss Me liquid lipstick subscription – November 2017

OK, so this is a bit late since November is already over but I didn’t have time to review this package until now. Sometimes it is just hard to reach over everything you want to review, but I am actually very happy about this months bundle and I am excited to share my thoughts with you.

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November 2017 Liveglam KissMe bundle.

Ok, just to clarify, you cannot buy these lippies like you normally would. They are a part of a monthly subscription by Liveglam where you get 3 liquid lipsticks each month, so to get these you would have to be subscribed. BUT, past lippies can be replaced with future lippies if you see something from the past you really fancy, and you want to replace it with something in your next bundle. Also you can skip over any month if there are bundles you would like to pass on entirely.

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Swatches! Girlfriend (top), Bea (Middle) and Soulmate (bottom).

I have already received the October 2017 bundle, and that was my first encounter with this brand. My experience was so-so (If you are curious about why read here) but I decided to try another month before I decided if I should cancel the subscription or not. Today I am really happy that I decided to give it another go, because it turns out that I got myself 3 new liquid lipsticks that I adore!

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Girlfriend

Girlfriend is a beautiful fuchia color that turned out as a very red toned pink on my lips. The vanilla cupcake scent and beautiful frosted glass packaging is the same for all of them. Unlike last month I found the quality of the lipsticks to be very similar on all three of the lipsticks. They all lasted a long time on my lips. They all passed the drinking-hot-beverage-test and food-eating-test and unless I ate something greasy everything seemed fine. They all do transfer a bit to mugs and cutlery, but you can eat and drink most things without worrying about it fading away in the middle and leaving that awkward ring around the lip. They stayed on nicely and it took 5-6 hours before I felt like reapplying any of them.

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Bae

Bae must be my favorite shade this month. Such a pretty peach nude that goes with anything. A lipstick for any occasion! I feel like this is a shade I will reach for a lot. Not only because the shade is beautiful and it is long-lasting but also because it is very comfortable to wear. They don’t dry own completely or become transfer proof so they are comfy to wear even for a long day.

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Soulmate

Soulmate, a pinky lavender, was maybe the shade that surprised me the most. I did not think this would look good on me at all. Cool-toned shades with lilac in them rarely do. But this one is such a beautiful soft pinky-lavender nude and I am just swooned by it. This for me is the really fun part with this subscription. The part where you try out shades that you would never pick up by yourself because you didn’t think it would look any good.

I guess I don’t even have to tell you that I will continue the subscription. I am so happy with both the shades and the quality of every shade this month so the November bundle was a win-win-win!

Have you ever tried these lipsticks? I would love to hear your thoughts on them.

XOXO

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Tarte Big Blush Book Volume III – Review and swatches!

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Tarte released another one of their limited edition palettes recently. This time it is a huge palette with 7 full  size Amazonian clay 12-hour blushes and a champagne highlighter in the middle. The cost of this palette is 60$ which is a lot to spend on blush, but if you wanted to buy them individually you would reach over 230$. In other words this is value for money.

Underneath you can see swatches of all shades:

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Heated (top). Kindred (bottom).
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Poised (top). Lavish (bottom).

 

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Peachy (top). Mindful (bottom).

 

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Spirited (top). Rad (Bottom).

The quality of the blushes are really great. They are just pigmented enough, easy to blend, applies smooth and evenly and stays on the skin for a long time. Not the 12 hours they claim, but I can easily agree that they stay put for 4-6 hours. The shade range is very nice. You get everything from nudes, pinks and peachy tones. The Champagne highlighter is also very user friendly so there is something for any occasion here.

Products are without doubt great, but I am not convinced that this packaging is all that great. I knew it would be large and bulky. But I didn’t know it would seem so flimsy and cheap. Instead of making it with solid cardboard or plastic it is made of cardboard and some spongy material that makes it very flimsy. I am afraid I will end up destroying it no matter how careful I am. It kind of seems like this palette is intended to be depotted. Since I don’t depot palettes it is an unattractive trait for me, but I am sure someone will find it very handy if they were planning on depotting anyway.

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Don’t misunderstand me with my disappointment in the packaging though! I have absolutely no regrets buying this palette. I am actually very happy that I get to try out several full size blushes for a fraction of their normal price. Especially for me who did not own any Tarte blushers previous to this, this was a great opportunity to test them out for great value.

This one is limited edition, but still available if you feel tempted!

Jeffree Star X MannyMua liquid lipsticks – Swatch and Review

Controversial as he may be, Jeffree Star knows how to make a good lipstick. I tried out my first Velour Liquid Lipstick not too long ago, and I immediately fell in love. So I ordered both shades from the Jeffree Star x MannyMua collab. A few days after that I ordered 4 more shades, but this post is only on the two shades  in this collab.

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In this collab they changed the normal hot pink cap to a black one, and boy does it look better! I am not a big fan of hot pink and one of the reasons why it took me so long to try out my first velour liquid lip was actually the packaging. Even though the product was raved about, the looks of it just did not tempt me. If they had been black all along I think I would have tried it much sooner I believe. I guess I can be a bit superficial when it comes to packaging. Anyway, I now learned that this formula is amazing and I should stop judging the book by its cover – or the liquid lip by its tube. These lippies have the same great formula as the original ones. Great staying power! This liquid lip formula is not afraid of a drink – either warm or cold, and it doesn’t mind food either (except when it is very greasy, but I have yet to discover a lipstick that doesn’t fade with oil). Not to mention they are super opaque and very comfortable on the lips. I don’t have any problems with my lips feeling dry or tight so that is a big big advantage of these. You don`t have to compromise between long-wearing and comfort.

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“Daddy” on top “I’m Shook” on bottom (They are a bit lighter than they appear on the picture, I just ran out of proper daylight!).

The applicator is nice. I feel like the shape makes it easy to make a sharp precise shape on the lip. Something I feel is completely necessary when you are dealing with a very opaque liquid lip. Because, we don’t have time to pull out that lip brush and lip-liner on a daily basis do we? With this applicator, creating a nice crisp edge is easy.

The colors of this collection is really flattering. I was a bit surprised that MannyMua didn’t make more nude shades, but thinking about it these colors are kind of like nudes on steroids! These colors are so flattering and wearable, but still have a bit more of an impact than just your regular nude.

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This is how they look on the lips. “Im Shook” on the two top pictures and “Daddy” on the two bottom ones.

“I’m shook” is a kind of burnt orange, not light enough to be just a nude but still wearable enough for everyday use. At least I would be happy to just casually wear this without any special occasion. The color makes a statement and shows up without being too demanding and hard to wear. Just a very nice balance between a nude and a darker lip. “Daddy” is a cool toned brown nude, but still makes more of a statement than a true not-really-there nude. I think both shades will work nicely on a big range of different skin tones and I really appreciate a shade that a lot of people can enjoy. I think on medium skin tones at least “Daddy” will be more of a true nude color, but on fair skin like mine it is too dark to not make a small statement. Its like the lips are saying “Ok, we know we are not bright red but you better notice us!”.

I already knew that the formula of these lipsticks are amazing, and the colors are so stunning I will definitely get a lot of use out of them. So this lip collection gets a big thumbs up and my highest recommendations!

 

Yes Please – Cut Crease Makeuplook

I was not the only one that got overly excited when I saw that Colourpop released their first proper eyeshadow palette. The smaller shadow palettes with four shades in each was always too bulky for my taste, and I would just have popped the eyeshadows out an put them in a pan. But Colourpop decided to finally make a proper palettes and release “Yes Please” and off course they sold out very quickly. I managed to get my hands on one eventually (I collected all three palettes they released actually) and I am sure it will be back in stock again eventually for all of you waiting for it.

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The matte shades are really smooth and buttery and in terms of quality I think they are a bit better than the metallic shades. The metallics are not bad either, they are just a bit chunky and I found that they apply best with the fingers or a damp brush. Then they really pack a punch!

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I did this summery cut-crease using this palette alone. It has a very good composition of colors with base shades, crease shades and pretty lid shades. As always I miss a really dark matte when the palette does not have any like this, but to be honest I don’t really need a dark matte for every look and I got plenty of them in my collection anyways so no hard feelings!

For this look I used Full Zip as a base color to set my eyeshadow primer and even out the skin tone of my lid, then I used Big Cocktails in the crease and blended it out with Champs. French kiss was used to define the cut crease and I also smudged it on my lower lashline. Butter Cake (this one I found easier to tap on with my finger) is the lid color and Chauffeur is used to bling up the inner corner. The rest of the makeup for this look is Makeupgeek gel liner “Immortal”, Anastasia dipbrow in “Medium Brown” and a bronze eyeliner pencil from KIKO Glamorous Eye Pencil in 403.

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This is a great palette if you want something to create those summery sunset looks you find everywhere during summer. or just a happy cut-create like this. And nothing beats the 16 $ price tag!