I’ve been on a blush craze, buying many formulas and brands of blushes in the past month. From Colourpop blush duos, Nars liquid blushes, Stila convertible lip and blush palettes. Well the good thing is I’ll test it out on myself and if it works well, 80% of what I buy goes into my professional makeup kit. No animal testing here, just a real-life-human-test-subject.
If you do not know I work in the bridal/ beauty makeup artistry sector. Many clients and because it’s quickly approaching from spring to summer, people are requesting a natural glow. After doing a monochromatic peach eye, lip, and cheeks (E.L.C.) look for one of my brides, per her request, I realized I did not have enough pastel nectar cheek colors. Instead, I used what I had, a pretty Colourpop eyeshadow on her cheeks (Colourpop Pressed Shadow “Wait For It”, their website picture does not represent how bright and coral-ly it actually is IRL, click for my swatch), it really complimented her NC15 skin. After that, I went on a binge buy of blushes and came across Colourpop’s blush duo in “Done Deal” & “The Knockout”. The knockout was a bit deeper than I like on my skin and not bright enough, as you can see in the swatches above. So the search continues (my nars order is on it’s way, and stila I need to test), stay in touch for more blush swatches or follow me on instagram: imeltformakeup, I update much more often there than here.
PS. (Master of None 2 has got me speaking Italian..not really 🙂
It has been a while since I wrote a review in this little melty blog of mine. This post is a mini review on the recent (supposedly) limited edition Kylie Cosmetics Valentine’s Mini set. When it was first released I tried to check out on the website for about half an hour till it was sold out, I was then able to get it the 2nd restock. I am unsure of a 3rd restock on this so-called “limited” edition (that word means like nothing anymore lol, why you always lying? ) but by reading comments a lot of people are requesting for the Valentine’s Day collection to be back. Even Kylie tweeted asking if anyone wants High Maintenance back as a permanent lip kit and guess what? She announced on her cosmetics instagram that “Apricot” and “Head over Heels” will be back this tomorrow Friday 3pm pst Feb 24 in the lipkit size.
Back to the quick review on this cute mini set. I think since I have tried both colourpop and kylie’s minis I prefer the fun sized ones over the regular. You get more colors for your money and who is going to finish a liquid lipstick tube anyways, not I. Also, for some reason the consistency is a little different and actually better in my opinion. This Vday set comes with 6 colors and 3 of them are new liquid lipsticks: High maintenance, Apricot, and Head over heels. I am not fond of Posie K it comes off a bit drying and patchy on me. The rest of the colors are nice and “Head over heels” is my favorite berry color from her line. I have yet to try Mary Jo, but Apricot is a little light for my taste and Maliboo I already have. High maintenance is neutral pink that I usually do not wear these days. So if you are interested in the restock be sure to be prepared with your credit card info in hand, a fast internet connection, and lighting fast computer/smart phone skills and head over to kyliecosmetics.com at 3pm pst 2/24. Best of luck to ya!