Hey doll hey!! How have you been? Great I hope. I’m definitely on the mend. I still get a bit dizzy and a bit groggy but I’m able to stay awake the whole day so that’s good. My RFI treatment has worn off and so my lower back is on fire with pain. I get to have a new RFI treatment next month so I’ll be on the mend again shortly.
I received 3 of my makeup orders today so I’m hauling them for you now. This is the 6th haul of February 2021, in case you missed the other hauls they are :
*As always… All products listed I purchased myself, all links provided are purely for convenience purposes to help you find the product quickly and are in no way affiliate links. The swatches are done on clean bare skin with no primer and are done in 1 swipe, pictures to the left/top are taking without flash and the right/bottom with flash*
First up … ColourPop: This is part of the ColourPop x Animal Crossings collab.
ColourPop X Animal Crossing Pick of the Bunch Lip Tint Mini Kit $12 for 0.08 ounces of product on their website making each shade $6.
From left to right the shades are: Incom-pear-able ( satin warm dark peach- smells like fruit loops) and Coconut Juice (sheer warm berry based brown smells like coconut).
This lip tints are billed as nude Mini Lip Tints feature the shades Coconut Juice and Incom-pear-able!
What I learned from these swatches …. I didn’t realize that they would be 2 different formulas. That’s not a bad thing but I expected them to both be sheer. I’m happy that the peach one is a satin because I love peach lips with a smokey eye. The scent in both of these lippies is yummy and not at all offensive. I left the swatches on for a bit to see if they would fade and they did not. They were east to remove as well. These lippies are the kind you turn the bottom for to get more product and not the kind you have to sharpen.
ColourPop X Animal Crossing Flower Tender Pressed Powder Blush $12 for 0.21 ounces of product on their website.
Flower Tender is a vibrant coral with gold pinpoints and is billed as the perfect natural flush of colour in a soft and buildable powder blush.
What I learned from this swatch… This powder blush is finely milled and creamy. It was easy to remove and is the perfect shade of coral. The pan did not get hard pan when I swatched it telling that this is a finely milled blush.
- All 4 palettes has 1 matte, 1 sequin matte, 1 metallic, and 1 pressed glitter.
- What I learned from swatching these palettes… These had got to be the cutest palettes they have ever released (after the Mandalorian the Child palette that is). The metallics in these palettes are a tad bit flakey, the mattes are very creamy, the glitters are very pigmented and reflective…. the glitters in sequin mattes are reflective and do translate to the skin and do not fall all over the place. The pressed glitters and sequin mattes were easy to remove without having any residue left behind.
The palettes in this bundles are:
5 Star Island palette is billed as new palette featuring Isabelle, our favorite island assistant! This 4-pan palette is full of pastel pinks and a pop of yellow in a range of finishes to create the sweetest look.
The shades from left to right are: Isabelle (pastel yellow – metallic), Island Tune* (peachy pink – matte), Island Designer (true pink with multidimensional flakes – pressed glitter) and Resident Rep (mid-toned rose with gold and hot pink pearl – sequin matte).
What a Hoot palette is billed as our favorite brother and sister duo, Blathers and Celeste! This 4-pan palette features warm nudes in a range of finishes to create a look fit for exploring your island and night sky.
The shades from left to right are: Meteor Shower (opalescent gold – pressed glitter), Celestial*(neutral peach with pinpoints of hot pink – sequin matte), All Aflutter (true copper with gold pinpoints – metallic) and Who! (warm red brown – matte).
Nook Inc palette is billed as being inspired by Tom Nook and the adorable Timmy and Tommy, this palette features a range of finishes from matte, metallic, and Pressed Glitter to create a look that’s perfect for a fierce island adventure!
The shades from left to right are: Yes, yes! (vibrant mint – metallic), Made in the Shade (sage mint with silver pinpoints – sequin matte), CEO (pastel mint with multidimensional flakes – pressed glitter), and Water Landing (deep teal – matte).
Labelle of the Ball palette is billed as everything’s designer with the fashionable Able Sisters! This 4-pan palette features fun lavender and purples in a range of finishes to create a look that’s always on trend!
The shades from left to right are: Able Sisters (pastel lavender with multidimensional flakes – pressed glitter), Tailors Ticket (eggplant with teal duo chrome flip – sequin matte), Custom Design (pastel lilac with silver pearl – metallic), and Serene Sable* (mid-tone plum – matte).
- My Ulta Haul
The first picture is the Ulta makeup I received in the mail, the second picture is the items I purchased in store because I purchased the wrong shade of one of the foundations and they do not sell that foundation in store so I just returned it and purchased 3 items in it’s place.
ColourPop Blush Stix $8 for 0.28 ounces of product at Ulta and on the ColourPop website.
This blush stick is billed on the ColourPop website as an instant flush with our easy-to-use, lightweight, hydrating blush stick. Glides on effortlessly and blends like a dream, just dab, blend, and glow and comes in 6 shades on at Ulta and 9 shades on the ColourPop website. I purchased the shade Under Pressure(bright salmon) .
What I learned by swatching this blush stick: There is no scent to this product. It’s super creamy and dries down to a soft powdery finish. I left the swatch on for 10 minutes and wrapped my hand with one of masks and the blush did not budge. It was easy to remove and stayed a satin finish.
I didn’t swatch these 3 times because the brow pencil I’m not ready to use and the other 2 items wouldn’t really show up as anything in a swatch.
- The first item is Revolution Pro Define and Fill Brow Pencil $8 for 0.004 ounces of product at Ulta and is billed on their website as an ultra fine brow pencil creates the most convincing hair-like strokes for a natural and soft looking brow. The weighted component sits comfortably in the hand in order to support precise application, letting you be in control of your own brows and come sin 3 colors of which I purchased Dark brown. This is one of my favorite brow pencils.
- The next item is Pattern Clarifying Shampoo $20 FOR 7.8 fluid ounces of product at Ulta and is billed on the Ulta as being great for curlies, coilies & tight textures when you need a fresh start and removes build-up, revives the scalp and gives hair a fresh start without stripping away the healthy oils of your tresses. The formula features antioxidant-rich Matcha Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Panthenol to promote strong hair. A deep clean can be especially helpful for low porosity hair types wanting to keep their cuticle open to receiving moisture. I’m on a curly girl journey and haven’t clarified my hair in such a long time that it was time for me to refresh my hair.
- The last item is ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Setting Spray $12 for 3.72 fluid ounces of product at Ulta and is billed on their website as a micro-fine, refreshing setting mist that hydrates skin and refreshes your makeup and revives your skin with the micro-fine mist that applies a refreshingly light veil over the skin, leaving you with a fresh, healthy looking glow, wear it over pretty fresh hyaluronic tinted moisturizer to enhance your dewy look or wear it over setting powder to revive your skin. I’ve used this spray before it smells heavenly, like the beach and gives a great glow to the face. It’s not the longest lasting setting spray but it does melt the powder products into the face seamlessly, and that is truly the only reason I use setting spray so it’s a win for me.
Makeup Revolution Prime and Lock Eye Primer $9 for 0.2 fluid ounces of product at Ulta.
This primer is billed as creating the ultimate base for eyeshadow looks that are going nowhere (until you say so)! This lightweight creamy formula with a hint of light beige tint, creates a super smooth and even-toned canvas. Use as a base under powder or cream eyeshadows to help the pigments pop and prevent creasing and fade. This is the only shade for this primer and it doesn’t have a name.
What I learned with this swatch: This is thinner than their Cut Crease Canvas eye primer and has a doe foot rather than a brush applicator (like the Cut Crease). It doesn’t dry down making it great to really lock your eye shadows in place longer.
Beauty Bakerie Insta Bake Aqua Glass Foundation $34 for 0.9fluid ounces of product at Ulta.
This foundation is billed as being inspired by the elegance and minimalistic approach to beauty that Japan is known for, Beauty Bakerie’s lightweight vegan InstaBake Aqua Glass Foundation is a force to be reckoned with! Rightfully named InstaBake, this full coverage formula effortlessly covers anything left in its wake. Delivering extraordinary performance, it applies smoothly like a layer of frosting and comes in 30 shades with 15 shades for deep to medium deep and 15 shades form medium to fair and I purchased 339 neutral (it’s the shade that Ulta’s shade finder chose for me, it was way to dark as you can see so I took it back to Ulta and since they do not carry the foundation in store I ended up returning it and purchasing a few new things. I did order replacement foundation on the Beauty Bakerie website).
What I learned from this swatch: This foundation is creamy and dewy and a little goes a long way. It’s a thicker foundation so a sponge would work best and I left the swatch on for 10 minutes and it did not oxidize.
Beauty Bakerie Insta Bake 3 in 1 Concealer $20for 0.19 fluid ounces of product at Ulta.
This concealer is billed as the Italian approach to beauty emphasizes “no stress” as the key to a flawless complexion. Beauty Bakerie’s InstaBake Concealer not only applies and blends effortlessly, but the finish it leaves behind is one of effortless beauty. Perfect to hide dark circles and scarring, Beauty Bakerie InstaBake 3-in-1 Concealer does the work of your favorite skin smoothing apps. Fortified with water-binding cassava, the under-eye area will be smoothed, soothed, and hydrated. Relax and allow “la dolce vita,” or “the sweet life,” in a bottle to work for you and it come in 18 shades with 8 for darker shades and 10 for light and medium shades. I purchased 017 Frappe Hour.
What I learned from this swatch: This concealer feels like a thick serum. It’s very silky and very pigmented. It does not oxidize and a very little goes a very long way. Laura Mer
Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating $39 for 1.7 fluid ounces of product at Ulta and Sephora.
This primer is billed as a water-based primer with light-reflecting pearls that enhance skin’s natural luminosity and extend the wear of makeup. The silicone-free, breathable formula seals in skincare and creates a protective barrier that extends makeup wear. Packed with skin-loving ingredients, the primer not only protects skin but is also good for skin. The Illuminating Primer visibly creates a glow from within. A blend of Micronized Pearls reflects natural luminosity while Porcelain Flower Extracts promote long term radiance.
What I learned from this swatch: This primer is very light and silky and has a slight tint to it… it’s comparable to the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter. There is no glitter in this primer either.
Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation $48 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Ulta and Sephora.
This foundation is billed as a luminous liquid foundation with 15 hours of hydration and weightless medium to full coverage with a perfectly glowing finish that looks luminous in any light that has Immediate glow & improved natural luminosity within 1 week and has vitamin C to boost the skin’s luminosity, revealing brighter, clearer and more even toned skin over time – so even without makeup, your skin is naturally luminous. Skin appears more even and the appearance of dark spots are reduced after 4 weeks of use. Powerful 15 hour Hydration to visibly smooth and soften skin. Powered by Silver Ear Mushroom Extract to hydrate and smooth skin instantly, for maximum skin comfort. Replenishes skin while softening the look of fine lines and wrinkles with a weightless Medium to Full Coverage formula looks and feels like a second skin. Flexible polymers melt into skin to create a longwearing comfortable second skin and color-true pigments resist oxidation and comes in 30 shades 7 shades for light, medium, dark, and fair. I chose the shade 2N1Cashew (light with neutral undertones).
What I’ve learned from this swatch: This is a serum like foundation, very thin but very pigmented. It did not oxidize and 1/2 pump was enough to cover the back of my hand and up to my semicolon project tattoo on my wrist. This is a satin finish foundation. I can’t wait to try this one out.
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer $29 for 0.23 fluid ounces of product at Ulta and Sephora.
This concealer is billed as a medium to full coverage, weightless concealer that perfects, hydrates and blurs, with 12 hours of crease-resistant wear with coverage that wont crease and flexes with skin to seamlessly conceal under eye darkness and facial imperfections. All-day hydration creates a crease-resistant, natural finish. It claims to be incredibly lightweight formula feels undetectable on skin, while the Blurring Powder Blend diffuses light to smooth the look of fine lines and create a soft-focus effect.
What I have learned with this swatch: This concealer is very hydrating, doesn’t oxidize, is very pigmented and does not set down…. this one defiantly needs to be set.
NARS Air Matte Blush $30 for 0.21 ounces of product at Ulta and Sephora.
This cream blush is billed as a unique mousse blush that transforms into a velvety powder for a weightless, cloud-like wash of cheek color, a perfectly diffused, soft-touch matte blush with a thrill of color. Uniquely lightweight, creamy mousse formula transforms into a velvety powder right on contact-instantly gliding a rush of blush. Color Diffusion Complex beautifully blends and blurs for second-skin color that lasts, while Jojoba gel smooths pigment evenly over skin and passionfruit oil adds a boost of antioxidants. A hush of color. Plush to the touch. A rush for the senses and comes in 4 shades at Ulta and 7 shades at Sephora… I chose the shade Orgasm (peachy pink with golden shimmer).
What I learned from this swatch: This is a very unique formula. It’s creamy but transforms into a velvety texture. I think this is going to melt into the cheeks perfectly. I’ll have to keep you posted.
BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love $24 for 0.12 ounces of product at Ulta and Sephora.
This lipstick is billed as a long-wearing lip colour is packed with pure colour pigments coated in light-reflecting oils to deliver comfortable, 8-hour wear in one swipe. BECCA’s Ultimate Lipstick Love is infused with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and smooth, plus moisturizing olive and avocado oils to soften. Lips are nourished and drenched in illuminated colour with a satin finish and it comes in 30 shades. I purchased the shade Poppy (warm coral red) and I already own the shade Tulip (warm pinky coral) and am wanting to pick up the shade Blaze (cool pinky coral).
I didn’t learn anything from this swatch because I already own one in this line so it has the same texture, it’s creamy, smells like vanilla and is super high pigment.
Flower Beauty Blush Bomb Color Drops $9.99 for 0.3 fluid ounces of product at Ulta.
This cream blush is billed as way to give your cheeks a fresh healthy glow in an instant! Each drop of the FLOWER Beauty Blush Bomb Color Drops is silky and has a lightweight formula that blends seamlessly for a perfect finish every time. This buildable and natural-looking blush is available in universally flattering shades that wear beautifully on all skin tones and comes in 6 shades. I purchased the shade Melon (coral) and I really want to get the shades Pinched (nude pink) and Nectar (warm peach).
What I learned form this swatch: First of all you have to be very careful squeezing this blush cause if not you will get a huge blob like I did. I also learned that this is a sheer blush with high pigment… what I mean is it’s thin and the pigment is rich. It does not set down so you will need to set it but it gives the skin a dewy look.
Maybelline Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush $7.99 for 0.27 ounces of product.
This cream blush is billed as a sheer flush of color instantly with this oil-free, water-based formula that glides onto the skin leaving behind a soft natural-looking dewy finish. Infused with soft colorful pigments for a buildable blush that you can tone up or down for a natural flushed effect. Simply layer it for the blush look you love and come sin 6 shades. I purchased Coral Ember (true coral). I want to purchase the shade Nude Burn (coral pink).
What I learned about this swatch: This is a very subtle blush with a serum like texture to it. It’s not super pigmented so it’s perfect for low maintenance or no makeup days. I do have some reservations about this one… I think because of it’s formula it might lift products underneath …I’ll update you once I’ve tried it out.
- My Sephora Haul.
The first 4 items I did not swatch … the primer you wont be able to see, the Olaplex wouldn’t benefit from a swatch, the setting spray again wouldn’t benefit from a swatch and the brush cleaner I really didn’t want to open just yet.
- SmashBox Photo Finish Primerizer Moisturizing Primer $15 for .50 fluid ounces (travel size) and $42 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Sephora and is billed as a face primer and moisturizer in one that delivers up to 24 hours of hydration and preps skin for makeup with the lightest-possible texture. I purchased the travel size because I wanted to test it out to see if it’s the same as my Good Molecules Silicone Free Priming Moisturizers that is $14 for 1.7 fluid ounces of product on the Beautylish website and on the Good Molecules website.
- Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector $28 for 3.3 fluid ounces of product at Sephora and ins billed on the Olaplex website as an at-home treatment, not a conditioner, that reduces breakage and visibly strengthens hair, improving its look and feel. It will restore your hair’s healthy appearance and texture by repairing damage and protecting hair structure. I’ve been using it for a few years now and my hair has never felt better.
- Rare Beauty by Selina Gomez Always An Optimist 4-in-1 Prime & Set Mist $24 for 2.87 fluid ounces of product at Ulta (I purchased the travel size but it’s no longer sold) and is billed as an ultrafine, glow-boosting mist that hydrates, primes, sets, and refreshes skin. It has Niacinamide: Helps improve the appearance of skin, Sodium Hyaluronate: Helps to keep the complexion looking hydrated and plump and Botanical Blend of Lotus, Gardenia and White Waterlily: Soothes, calms, and nourishes the skin. This smells like the waterlily… not too strong just a hint.
- Cinemas Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner Pro Starter Kit $25 for 0.8 fluid ounces of product plus a cleansing tin and is billed as able to clean your tools like a makeup artist pro with this Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner Pro Starter Kit. Remove dried on makeup from your brushes instantly, without a drop of water. The tin design features a twist-top lid that fits tightly to avoid spills, and it’s perfect for dipping your brushes for deep cleaning and conditioning results that leave your brushes ultrasoft and smells like a freshly cleaned room… it has a hint of alcohol scent although there is none in it’s chemical makeup.
Rare Beauty by Selina Gomez Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush $21 for 0.17 ounces of product at Sephora.
This cream blush is billed as a breakthrough, mistake-proof, liquid-like cream blush that melts into a second skin for the most natural-looking wash of soft-focus color. The first-of-its-kind water-resistant blush combines pigments with a non-greasy blend of weightless oils and spherical powders for a natural flush you can’t mess up. The ultralightweight, liquid-like cream melts on contact and blends to a smooth, satin finish that won’t cake, crease, or clog pores. It comes in 5 shades and I purchased the shade Nearly Apricot (muted coral).
What I learned from this swatch: This is a beautiful formula. I can tell this will not disrupt the makeup beneath it. The shade is not too pigmented it’s the perfect low maintenance makeup blush.
Rare Beauty by Selina Gomez Mini Always An Optimist Illuminating Primer $14 for 0.5 ounces of product and $26 for .94 ounces of product at Sephora.
This primer is billed as weightless, silicone-free, water-based gel primer cools upon contact while it smooths, hydrates, and illuminates. The weightless formula is infused with ultra-fine pearls for instant radiance while a botanical blend of lotus, gardenia, and white waterlily help to soothe and calm stressed-out skin. This primer enriched with ultra-fine pearls for a lit-from-within glow.
What I learned about this swatch: It is very dewy and glowy and not greasy but has a nice slip to it. I purchased the travel sized just to try it out because I wanted to make sure that it didn’t have any glitter in it before purchasing the full sized.
Rare Beauty by Selina Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush $20 for 0.25 fluid ounces of product at Sephora.
This cream blush is billed as a weightless, long-lasting liquid blush that blends and builds beautifully for a soft, healthy flush. Available in matte and dewy finishes and comes in 8 shades of which I purchased Love (matte terracotta).
I swatched it so you could see the color but I already know about this product because Hubby purchased the shade Joy dewy muted peach) for my birthday this past year. It’s a really good blush formula.
Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm $18 for 0.12 fluid ounces of product at Sephora.
This gloss is billed as a hydrating, non-sticky, long-lasting lip gloss that cushions lips all day with soft, nourishing color and shine and comes in 5 shade and I purchased the shade Nearly Apricot (soft coral).
What I learned about this swatch: This is a thin formula with a nice slip to it, not sticky or greasy and has a very slight hint of vanilla… so slight that you really can only smell it if you sniff the wand.
Huda Beauty Tantour Contour & Bronzer Cream $30 for 0.42 ounces of product at Sephora.
This cream bronzer is billed as an ultra-pigmented, blendable, and buildable cream-to-powder contour and bronzer formula and comes in 5 shades, I purchased the shade Light ( fair to light with cool undertones).
What I learned from this swatch: First of all I want to address the fact that the component is a lot thinner than what it looks like on YouTube… next it creamy with very little slip so duo fiber brush would be best. It dries down to a semi matte finish.
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek $30 for 1 ounces at Sephora and on their own website.
This cream blush/lipstick hybrid is billed as a two-in-one cream blush and lip color formulated with hydrating ingredients for a buildable, blendable tint with Mango Butter, Avocado Oil, and Apricot Oil: Hydrate and help formula blend seamlessly into skin and comes in 5 shades and I purchased Perk (coral).
I only swatched this to show you the shade. I already have it in a mini and purchased the full sized because I love this formula!
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation $40 for 1 fluid ounce of product at Sephora.
This foundation is billed as n oil-free foundation that masterfully diffuses the line between makeup and skin with coverage so undetectable, they’ll think you were born this way, it has medium coverage and a natural finish. It has Coconut Water: to aid in delicately replenishing skin’s moisture levels, Alpine Rose: to help support skin’s health and resilience and Hyaluronic Acid: to gives a smoother, more youthful appearance. This foundation comes in 35 shades with plenty of shades for fair, light, medium and deep skin tones. I purchased Porcelain (fair with neutral undertones). I probably could have gone with Swan (very fair with neutral undertones) which is 6 shades lighter but I wanted a little bit of color to the face.
This is a repurchase for me. The shade I had no longer matched since I haven’t gone to the beach in over a year. This foundation is my favorite for special occasions because it just leaves the face lookin flawless and dewy.
NARS Air Matte Sheer Cream Blush $30 for 0.21 ounces of product at Sephora and also Ulta.
This cream blush is billed as a unique mousse blush that transforms into a velvety powder for a weightless, cloud-like wash of color. A perfectly diffused, soft-touch matte blush with a rush of color. Formulated with NARS’s blending and blurring Color Diffusion Complex, smoothing jojoba gel, and antioxidant-rich passion-fruit oil, this lightweight, creamy mousse transforms into a velvety powder for a skin-like finish. This blush comes in 8 shades and this is the 2nd one I purchased, it’s in the shade Torch (coral red) *limited edition shade* .
What I learned from this swatch: As I said above this is a very unique formula. It’s creamy but transforms into a velvety texture. I think this is going to melt into the cheeks perfectly. I’ll have to keep you posted.
NARS Mini Laguna Getaway Bronzer Powder $18 for 0.12 ounces of product at Sephora.
This bronzer is billed as a travel size of the award-winning Laguna Bronzer Powder, the gold standard. In the shade Laguna (diffused brown with golden shimmer).
What I learned about this swatch: The first thing I learned is that this is a hard pressed powder… as you can see in the photos about I got hard pan from swatching with my finger, no big deal I can just take a spoolie and scratch that hard pan down. The second thing I learned is that this bronzer leaves the prettiest sheen on the skin. I cant wait to to try this out on the face.
NARS Lipstick $26 for 0.12 ounces of product at Sephora.
This lipstick is billed as a new lineup of long-lasting lipsticks, featuring an innovative, new formula that delivers instant color vibrancy and conditions lips for a hydrated feel, with an extensive shade range is suitable for all skin tones, and is available in three finishes: sheer, satin, and matte. Enhanced pigment dispersion provides an even, pure color application that does not feather or bleed, with a lightweight feel. It has Passion Fruit Seed Oil to help lips feel moisturized and
Moringa Oil to form a barrier on lips that locks in color, preserving the look of vibrancy. It comes in 34 shades and I purchased the shade Ravishing Red (bright pink coral – matte).
What I learned from this swatch: This coral lipstick is a full on high intensity coral… perfect for the spring. The texture has a good slip to it so that means it wont dry the lips out. It did give me a bit of trouble getting it off the back of my hand since it’s so highly pigmented.
Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette $49 for 0.36 ounces of product (0.03 ounces per shade) making it $1.63 per shade. There are 12 shades in this palette.
The shades from left to right are: Standoff (soft beige matte), Spur (pale peach matte), Nudie (light warm-brown matte), Hold ‘Em (warm bronze creamy metallic), Cowboy Rick (warm silver creamy metallic), Laredo (taupe matte), Bud (soft turquoise shimmer), Rustler (deep copper shimmer), Ghost Town (terracotta matte), Whiskey (rich brown matte), Tex (deep blue-green matte) and Pony Up (cool slate matte).
What I learned from these swatches: This palette’s formula is finely milled and just divine. Creamy mattes and buttery shimmers and very pigmented. I would go out on a limb and say this is their best palette yet! The color story is heavenly and cohesive and I did not notice kick back in the pans or fallout as I applied the finger swatches.
Urban Decay Multitasking Face + Lip Tint $26 for 0.14 ounces of product at Sephora.
This cream blush/lip hybrid is billed as a moisturizing face and lip tint that creates buildable, sheer color that stays put for a healthy-looking flush and a hydrated, glowy finish, a creamy lip and cheek tint infused with kombucha filtrate and marula oil for a hydrating, dewy finish. This long-lasting, vegan formula adds a buildable, sheer wash of color to cheekbones and can be built up on lips for a moisturizing, glossy lip look. The shades can be mixed, matched, and played with. It comes in 5 shades plus clear and I purchased the shade Streak (Coral).
What I learned about this swatch: This is a very hydrating cream product that looks very dewy. It does not dry down but it also doesn’t dry out the lips. I think this is going to be my product I can’t put down.
Urban Decay Stay Naked Correcting Concealer $14for the 0.9 fluid ounces and $29 for 0.35 ounces of product at Sephora… I purchased the travel sized just so I can test it out since I have so many concealers.
This concealer is billed as an ultra-pigmented, lightweight concealer that covers hyperpigmentation and imperfections with a real-skin, full coverage, matte finish, and lasts up to 24 hours. This concealer features nine shade intensities, three master-tones, five undertones, and enough coverage to last all day. Use this flexible, second-skin concealer for just about anything, from covering an imperfection to highlighting a cheekbone. The patented, wave-tip applicator makes it easy to get the right level of coverage. Use the flat side for precise, light application or lean into the curve for a heavier dose of product. It comes in 25 shades offers 3 travel sized shades. I purchased shade 20CP (fair cool with a rosy undertone).
What I learned about this swatch: This concealer feels like a serum but applies like a cream. It’s lightweight but very pigmented. The formula is not as suffocating as the Stay Naked foundation.
Urban Decay Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator Foundation $29 for 1.1 fluid ounce of product at Sephora.
This foundation is billed as long-wearing foundation infused with kombucha filtrate and marula oil for 30 percent more hydrated skin, medium coverage, and a glowing finish. It has Kombucha Filtrate , an antioxidant-rich ingredient that visibly brightens and purifies the skin for a more luminous look and Marula Oil- that hydrates, protects, and seals in moisture that leaves the skin feeling super-hydrated while minimizing imperfections like uneven tone and texture with a blurring effect. After applying, you’ll notice a healthy glow and medium coverage that looks like real skin and wears for up to 24 hours. It comes in 12 shades (4 shades for light, medium and deep skin tones) and I purchased 20 (fair neutral).
What I learned about this swatch: This is a very light weight formula that looks so pretty, it’s dewy without being greasy looking. It does not set down but it’s so pretty that I don’t think I will powder my face when I wear this one.
Urban Decay Ultra Glow All Nighter Primer $36 for 1 fluid ounce at Sephora.
This primer is billed as a hydrating primer gel that gives skin a long-lasting, dewy finish while keeping foundation in place for up to 12 hours and the primer grips foundation for up to 12 hours and refreshes skin with hydrating hyaluronic acid and agave extract. It can be worn alone for light moisturization and a natural glow or layered under foundation for a dewy-makeup look.
What I learned about this swatch: This goes on like a gel but feels a bit like silicone until you rub it in all the way then it feels hydrating and leaves a gloss like look over the skin.
Urban Decay Brow Blade Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil & Ink Stain $26 for 0.0018 for the pencil side and 0.01 ounce of product for the marker side at Sephora.
This product is billed as a double-ended ink stain and waterproof brow pencil that gives eyebrows the definition and precision of microblading without the commitment, the creamy, waterproof pencil to shape, shade, and fill in sparse areas. The ink stain’s brush tip mimics precise, hair-like strokes to add depth and dimension. Create flawless, defined brow looks without the permanence of microblading. This pencil comes in 9 shades and I purchased it in the shade Dark Drapes (dark brown) .
What I learned from this swatch: The pencil isn’t as creamy as it claims and the marker end is more of a wash of color… I’ll have to play around with it and then get back to you.
SmashBox Always On Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick $24 for 0.13 fluid ounces of product at Sephora *this one is a 100 point perk* at Sephora
This liquid lipstick is billed as a waterproof, liquid-matte lipstick that is infused with a primer oil complex for a comfortable, non-drying, and weightless and saturates lips with bold color in a velvety-matte finish. It is infused with primer oil complex, a blend of jojoba, apricot, and sunflower oils, that keep lips comfortable. The precision-tip applicator lines and fills lips in one swipe, and it won‘t feather, bleed, or cake and comes in 27 shades, this one is in Audition (neutral rose matte).
What I learned from this swatch: The formula is creamy and does not feel drying at all. There is no scent to this lippie and it was a bit hard to remove from my hand.
SmashBox Always On Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick $24 for 0.13 fluid ounces of product at Sephora.
This liquid lipstick is billed as a waterproof, liquid-matte lipstick that is infused with a primer oil complex for a comfortable, non-drying, and weightless and saturates lips with bold color in a velvety-matte finish. It is infused with primer oil complex, a blend of jojoba, apricot, and sunflower oils, that keep lips comfortable. The precision-tip applicator lines and fills lips in one swipe, and it won‘t feather, bleed, or cake and comes in 27 shades, this one is in Baja Bound (pink coral).
What I learned from this swatch: The formula is creamy and does not feel drying at all. There is no scent to this lippie and it was a bit hard to remove from my hand.
SmashBox Gloss Angeles Lip Gloss $20 for 0.13 ounces or product at Sephora.
This lip gloss is billed as a non-sticky, moisturizing lip gloss that is your shortcut to nourished, full-looking lips with a splash of L.A.-inspired color that has a light-refracting shine that gives the illusion of plumped-up lips. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid to hydrate, while vitamin E nourishes lips, making it effortless to swipe on bare lips or use as an uber-glossy lipstick topper. It also evenly builds from a sheer to medium wash of color and comes in 13 shades and I purchased Ay Poppy (deep coral).
What I’ve Learned about this swatch: This is not a non-sticky this gloss is tacky but pigmented. There is no scent to this lip gloss and it lasts a pretty decent time.
SmashBox Halo Fresh Setting & Perfecting Powder $42 for .35 ounces of product at Sephora.
This powder is billed as a light-coverage, long-wearing powder that won‘t crease or cake for a fresh, natural, airbrushed finish, this powder is packed with skin-loving ingredients like goji berries, gold, and peptides. It is smooth, color-true, and long wearing, and it won‘t crease, cake, or settle into fine lines. This powder also comes with a built-in Powderizer to grind your ideal amount of powder with no mess and it comes in 10 shades, I purchased the shade Fair/Light (neutral undertones).
What I learned from swatch this powder: It is finely milled powder pressed in a cake that get grinded up as you rotate the base plate creating fresh powder every time you use it. It’s a silky power that is super light.
SmashBox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 25 $36 for 1.4 fluid ounces at Sephora.
This tinted moisturizer is billed as an all-in-one, SPF primer-infused tinted moisturizer with lightweight, natural-looking dewy coverage that hydrates skin for up to 24 hours. It has rose extract, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, goji berries, gold, and peptides. The breathable, vegan, and oil-free formula moisturizes, conditions, and protects and comes in 12 shades 4 for light 4 for medium and 4 deep skin tones. I purchased Fair/Light (fair light with neutral undertones).
What I learned from this swatch: This is super dewy and felt very, there is some slip with this one but it’s really pretty on the skin.
SmashBox Studio Skin Flawless Oil-Free 24 Hour Concealer $26 for 0.27 ounces of product at Sephora.
This concealer is billed as a 24-hour, creamy concealer with buildable coverage that color-corrects under-eye circles and conceals without creasing or settling into fine lines. This luxe, creamy, vegan formula color-corrects dark circles, hyperpigmentation, and redness, and conceals without creasing or settling into fine lines. It is oil-free, non-acnegenic, won’t clog pores or cause breakouts, and dermatologist-tested. It comes in 30 shades with 10 for fair/light, 10 for medium and 10 for deeper skin tones. I purchased the shade Fair Light Neutral.
What I learned about this swatch: This is a thicker formula with very high pigment so it’s best to go in with a small dot or two for this concealer. This one does not oxidize either.
Welll, thanks for sticking around to the end dolls… I hope you have an amazing rest of you day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.
Remember dolls … save a spoon for a bit of lipstick..