I remember buying the Too Faced Sweat Peach Palette (re-release and part of Too Faced Spring 2017 Peach Collection) right on 26 December 2016, on the first day it hit Sephora counters here in Romania. I missed the previous edition so this time I marked the launch date in my calendar so I know for sure I’ll stop by Sephora right on the launch date. I was quite anxious to see the new Too Faced Sweet Peach collection in person, but at that time only the palette was available, followed by the Sweet Peach Glow Kit, Papa Don’t Peach Blush and Sweet Peach Creamy Oil Gloss next month. At first I was drawn to the pretty, peachy pink packaging of the metallic case, which is sturdy, easy to hold and has a magnetic closure. Inside there’s a mirror encased, useful and practical, and each eyeshadow shade has its name listed inside the palette. I absolutely love the packaging, quite playful, a nice youthful color and a sleek metallic case that makes the palette not only easy to store but also more travel friendly.
U.S. – Now at Too Faced, Sephora
Romania – Now at Sephora
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette ($49.00 / 210.00 Lei for 17.1 g / 0.54 oz.) features 18 eyeshadow in peachy pinks, corals, bronzes and purple shades. It also comes with Too Faced signature Glamour Guide with three looks to get you started. Once I open the palette I can instantly smell the sweet, peachy scent. Even though all the eyeshadows are inspired by the sweetness of peach fruit, I can’t say the smell will linger on my eyelids once they are applied. Continue Reading
MustaeV Easy Go Kowonhye Brush Set is a chic set featuring six brushes that has definitely made me wanna love start packaging for a weekend gateway. There’s been several weeks now since I’m going away for the weekend and MustaeV Easy Go Kowonhye Brush Set has made my life so much easier, knowing that my brushes are so organized and I have all the tools I need in this zip up pouch. I used them on a daily basis a couple of times but I like to keep them grouped as they are knowing that I have them ready in just a few seconds.
Easy portable brush set, containing 6 individual collection brushes. Perfect if a simple touch-up is needed when on the go. Redefining the
foundation, rouge, lips, eyes, and brows for the ultimate long-lasting look.
Where to buy:
U.S. and International – Now @mustaevusa.com (15% Discount using discount code: chicprofile) Worldwide Shipping, @mustaev.co.kr
MustaeV Easy Go Kowonhye Brush Set ($99.00 on sale NOW from $172.00) contains 6 individual collection brushes. MustaeV and Director Kowonhye have thought of everything so you will find exactly the necessary brush you need for a casual or even more sophisticated makeup look when you are traveling. The handles are considerably shorter than your usual makeup brushes and that’s why they are so travel friendly. Continue Reading
Numeric Proof Amethyst Long Last Lipstick came into my life last fall and since then I had been wearing it on several occasions. This is one special liquid lipstick let me tell you, not only because is among the most long lasting liquid lipstick I have even come across in my life but also because it has this super special matte metallic finish.
Where to buy:
Romania – Now at @adhara.ro
U.K. – Now @gurumakeupemporium.com
Numeric Proof Amethyst (RLG 09) Long Last Lipstick ( 8 ml / 0.24 fl oz) is a medium dark burgundy with a matte metallic finish. This is what I call a rich and truly pigmented shade. It has a great color payoff, being fully opaque in just one swipe. It made me instantly fall in love with its pigmentation and how well and easily adheres on the skin. Continue Reading
You thought I gave up on pink? 🙂 Well this review of Essence Poppy Pink Long Lasting Lipstick proves that my love for pink lip colors will never fade. Essence is a drugstore brand that has remained dear to my heart since I was a teenager so I still like to splurge on a bunch of their makeup products from time to time. The prices are super affordable and even though we are talking about drugstore products, the quality may surprise you sometimes just like the Matt Matt Matt Lipsticks (review, swatches) surprised me with their pigmentation and long lasting power.
Where to buy:
International – Now @kosmetik4less.de
Romania – Now at Prestige Boutique (blv. Iuliu Maniu nr.59) and @boutique-produsecosmetice.ro
Essence Poppy Pink (25) Long Lasting Lipstick (€2.25 / 12.80 Lei for 3.8 g / 0.13 oz) is a light-medium baby pink with blue undertones and a creamy finish. It has a good color payoff with a medium opacity on the lips. Even though it’s such a light pink shade it does transform my natural lip color and adds freshness while giving me that girly girl look. Continue Reading
There’s a new trend going on with these new MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick colors and I thought of showing you another shade of my collection. I got this last year and I’ve been wearing only two or three times, so here goes my review. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks are know to burst with color, being extremely pigmented and drying down to a total matte finish. For me the dryness feeling is what it bothers me in a matte lip color so keep on reading to see how I got along with MAC Rich & Restless color.
Where to buy:
U.S. – Now at @maccosmetics.com
International – Now at MAC Locations
MAC Rich & Restless Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 / 107.00 Lei for 5 ml / 0.17 fl. oz.) is officially described as a “mid-tone pinky salmon.” It’s a light to medium, orange-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It shows a super rich color, excellent pigmentation and comes almost opaque on the lips. Continue Reading
This beauty named Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow Palette was a limited edition release part of Estee Lauder Holiday 2016 Blockbuster (quick review, photos). I can’t say I really wanted to have this palette but I did want the entire blockbuster set for all the products, especially for the full size ANR serum. I bet you’ve seen some of the shades from this palette in previous collections and to tell you the truth they are easily dupable, but for someone who’s new to Estee Lauder products or is looking for these exact shades, this palette is worth a try. It comes with two full size lip glosses as well, which you can attached to the palette and I really like this idea as it keeps the gloss in one place and it won’t feel in your purse if you decide to take it with you on the go. So you can follow me right after the jump for a review and closer look at the photos and to check out the colors that you may find in the permanent collection.
The palette features 16 eye shadows, a highlighter, blusher and a sculpting shade, but doesn’t come with any applicator or brushes. The plastic compact snaps shut and it’s quite sturdy, easy to hold and has a classy black and white design. It’s not the most interested packaging I’ve seen but not the worst either so the palette comes as an average for me. Continue Reading
Wearing a dark nail polish is my first choice when it comes to a casual manicure and Kinetics Guanabara Bay Girl Solar Gel Nail Polish made me love it after a few days wear. Why I’m saying it took so long? Because green is not my shade, but since we are talking about a very dark green I said…”OK let’s give it a go”…. and when I saw how long lasting the formula was and how well my manicure was preserved for the entire week, I wore it a few more times after that. I have before and after 7 days wear photos for you so you can check them out yourselves right after the jump.
Where to buy:
Now @kineticsnails.com, @margaritabelska.com, @kiriloff.ro
Kinetics Guanabara Bay Girl Solar Gel Nail Polish (€6.00/ 25.00 Lei/ £3.60 for 15 ml/ 0.5 fl oz) is a dark black, emerald green with cool undertones and a glossy finish. It had a good color payoff, being rich and intense right from the first coat but easily buildable to an opaque coverage in just two layers. Continue Reading
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics was for me one of the highlights of holiday 2016 collections. It’s a new and permanent eyeshadow palette, featuring 12 shades, joining the famous Urban Decay Naked family. Once you open the palette you will meet the 12 new neutral shades, with one of them in a shimmery finish or a demi-matte as the brand describes it, while the rest are all mattes.
The shades in Naked Ultimate Basics are neutral enough for everything from cool skin tones to olive complexions to darker skin. If you’ve never tried our matte shadows, you’ll be blown away by how different they are. Other mattes can be “skippy,” uneven on application or difficult to blend. But EVERY shade in Naked Ultimate Basics features our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™, which gives the formula its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability. Achieve the perfect application every time for a matte look that radiates.
Where to buy:
Romania – Now at Sephora
U.S. – Now @urbandecay.com, Sephora, Nordstrom
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette ($54.00 / 236.00 Lei for 0.48 oz.) was for me not the best of Urban Decay’s Naked palettes but not the worst either…maybe something in between as regarding the quality and eyeshadow performance. Continue Reading