Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m feel better today. Still in a little pain but not as much as I was yesterday. I started my curly hair journey and I’ll be blogging about that shortly.
I received 3 of my purchases this week for I thought I’d haul them today. I’m still not feel good enough to play in makeup but at least I get to paly around with swatches… that have helped me feel good.
Well… on to the haul….
*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*
There is sad news to report…. BECCA is sadly going out of business. As of September 2021 they will be closing shop do to the hardships of Covid. So I placed an order for backup products of the items I will miss most. I will be placing a second order for backups of my favorite foundations too.
BECCA ultimate coverage 24 hour foundation $44 for 1 fluid ounce of product on their website.
This foundation is billed as a non-acnegenic, lightweight, full-coverage foundation for 24-hour wear with a breathable, natural finish. It claims to be water and transfer resistant. This foundation comes in 42 shades with about 10 shades for each shade range. I chose the shade Cashmere 1N3 (fair to light beige with neutral undertones). They have this system that breaks the shade levels up into a number system from 1-6 where 1 is fair and 6 is deep, all you have to do is find your shade level and you undertone and look for the levels in the shade list.
What I learned about this swatch: First off it’s the perfect shade for me. This is a smooth, lightweight, and very creamy foundation… I can’t wait to try it. There was a nice slip to it and I did not notice any oxidation. This one does dey down but it has a dewy appearance.
BECCA ultimate coverage longwear concealer $29 for 0.21 fluid ounces of product on their website
This foundation is billed as a water-resistant, full coverage concealer that instantly camouflages under eye dark circles, blemishes and discoloration while smoothing the skin’s texture. It comes in 16 shades (8 for deep skin, 4 for medium skin, and 5 for light skin) I have the shade Linen (lightest beige with neutral undertones) . It claims to be blurring and nourishing.
What I learned about this swatch: It’s a medium viscosity with high coverage. It has a nice slip to it and it does not oxidize. I think it’s a very nice concealer. It makes me sad that they will be shutting down. they do complexion products like a dream.
BECCA ignite liquified light highlighter $38 for 1.5 fluid ounces of product on their website.
This liquid highlighter is billed as a liquid highlighter for face and body that gives skin an all over pearlized glow. It claims to be transfer and water resistant and non comedogenic. It comes in 5 shades. I purchased the same shade I already had… Passion (pale incandescent pearl that reflects gold).
What I know about this highlighter: This is a beautiful highlighter. It’s smells amazing, it doesn’t budge, and it still shows up when you powder over it. If you only buy one thing on my recommendation for the BECCA line… this would be it.
BECCA under eye brightening setting powder $25 for 0.09 ounces of product on their website.
This under eye powder is billed as a light-reflecting loose powder for delicate eye-area skin that instantly blurs fine lines & sets makeup. It claims to be brightening with no flash back.
What I know about this powder: This is a stunning powder! This silky smooth and blurs the undereye so well! There truly is no flash back and it doesn’t leave the under eyes looking dry or crepey.
BECCA hydra-mist set & refresh powder $39 for 0.35 ounces of product on their website. (this one is a travel sized but I also purchased a full sized but lost the footage of it along with the swatches somehow, however I have swatched this one in the past.) It comes in 2 shades original and golden bronze.
This powder is billed as a weightless setting powder that refreshes and cools the skin with all-day moisture. It claims to blur the look of pores and fine lines and improves skin tone.
What I know about this powder: It’s a very odd powder, but in the best way possible. While applying this powder you feel a cooling mist across your face, it’s bazar, I mean it’s a powder… how can it feel wet? It gives the skin the most beautiful air brushed finish.
BECCA liquid + light highlight kit $24 for 0.085 ounces of the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed and 0.5 ounces of Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter on their website.
*the above swatch and first impression with be of the powder highlighter since I already swatched the ignite Liquified light highlighter above*
This kit s billed as a travel-size duo of our best-selling highlighters. It claim to be a natural glow with ultra buttery texture. The shade of the pressed highlighter is Opal.
What I learned about this swatch: This highlighter has the same buttery texture that my Champagne Pop highlighter has and has a stunning golden sheen to it.
BECCA backlight priming filter $39 for 1.0 fluid ounces on their website.
This primer is billed as a primer that uses Backlight Technology to filter, blur and diffuse for instant illumination for all skin. It claims to instantly boost radiance, smooth skin and blur imperfection.
What I know about this product: I have purchased countless bottles of this primer. It’s my go to primer on no makeup day, low maintenance makeup days, and on days when I just want that extra little glow to my makeup routine. This is a gorgeous product.
BECCA mineral blush $32 for 0.20 ounces of product on their website.
This blush is billed as a mineral blush that builds and blends effortlessly to give cheeks a healthy, natural flush. It claims to be buildable, high pigmented with a natural finish. It comes in 7 shades and I purchased the shade Flower Child (peachy pink with golden highlights).
What I learned about this swatch: I had always wanted to buy this blush, had my eye on it for a long time and when I placed this order, with the knowledge that BECCA for soon be defunct, I snagged it finally. This blush is silky smooth with an almost cream like slip to it. The pigmentation is heavenly.
BECCA ultimate lipstick love $24 0.12 ounces of product on their website.
This lipstick is billed as an instantly moisturizing lipstick for pure colour in one swipe, infused with hyaluronic acid to hydrate. It claims to have 8 hour wear time and one swipe color.
What I know about this lipstick: This is one of my favorite high end lipstick formulas. It’s satin goodness. Creamy, buttery, and so moisturizing. I own 2 other shades and they are what I wear on most days.
NudeStix TINTED COVER $36 for 0.84 fluid ounces of product on their website.
This foundation is billed as the best liquid foundation for getting an even skin tone and a flawless natural finish, all while smoothing out the appearance of lines, blemishes and discolorations. It comes in 15 shade (5 for light, medium and deep skin tones) and I purchased it in the shade Nude 3
What I learned about this swatch: This foundation is perfect! It’s my 100% exact match, it melts into the skin so well and the slip on this one is heavenly! It does not oxidize and it does not set down but this one is so pretty that I doubt I’ll set it when I try it out.
NudeStix NUDEFIX CONCEALER $28 for 0.10 ounces of product on their website.
This concealer is billed as a totally hydrating concealer that compliments all skin types and tones, while offering buildable sheer to medium coverage. It comes in 13 shades (5 of light, 5 for medium, and 3 for deep skin tones) and I purchased it in Nude 3. I wanted it to match my skin tone exactly instead of being brightening because from what I understand of the company it’s products are more on the “natural beauty” side of the market and so I wanted to have it matching.
What I did learn from swatching this concealer: This is a pretty pigmented product, a little thicker than the foundation and a very little is all you are going to need with this one. It has ok slip… it is a little on the tacky side but I think ounce I set it is should be fine… I do have small reservations that this one might crease.
NudeStix MAGNETIC NUDE GLIMMERS $28 for 0.34 ounces of product on their website.
This cream highlighter is billed as makeup creams that come in three stunning colors to work with all skin tones. The MAGNETIC NUDE GLIMMERS are multi-use, luminous highlighter sticks that are perfect for your everyday makeup routine. They can be used anywhere on your face or body to create glowing skin and an all-over dewy makeup look. I purchased the shade 99% Angel (baby pink pearl).
What I learned from swatching this highlighter: This cream feels like a gel and is subtle, there is a little bit of glitter to this one so I’ll probably use it just on the cheek bones. This one has some slip and dries down completly.
NudeStix NUDIES GLOW $34 for 0.28 of product on their website.
This highlighter stick is billed as a long-lasting highlighter sticks that are conveniently dual ended, featuring a color block on one end and a soft blending brush on the other. Use your NUDIES GLOW cream highlighter to bring a radiant dew to your cheeks, eyes or lips that will last all day long. It comes in 5 colors and I purchase the shade Hey Honey (Hey Honey),
What I learned from this swatch: I though this was going to be gritter or dry but it’s not at all. It’s not creamy right away it need the a little body heat so I would recommend using your finger to apply this one. It’s a nice and subtle and give a little lilt of bronze to the skin. However, the brushes on the bottom is just way to dense for this product… in fact I feel like all the brushes on their stick products are too dense… they are super soft but the density makes is virtually impossible to get a smooth blend.
NudeStix NUDIES BRONZE $34 for 0.25 ounces of product on their website.
This bronzer is billed as being dual-ended with a soft color balm on one side and a detachable blending brush on the other for easy makeup application. And that’s not all! These all-over color sticks can be used for more than just a face bronzer; use a stippling brush or your fingers to transfer the NUDIES BRONZE color to your eyelids and lips for a natural warmth. It comes in 5 shades and I purchased the shade Bondi Bae (medium golden brown).
What I learned from this swatch: It’s a nice balm, creamy but very subtle… again this is a more natural makeup aesthetic so I understand… I can always punch up the tone with a little powder bronzer if I need to.
NudeStix NUDIES BLOOM $34 for 0.25 ounces of product on their website.
This blush stick is billed as Nudestix’s latest multipurpose makeup stick that makes for the perfect summer pick-me-up! This brightening balm melts naturally into your skin to bring a sheer dewiness to your eye makeup, face makeup and lip makeup routine. Sometimes all you need is a subtle pop of color to get radiant, glowing skin! It comes in 4 shades and I purchased Tiger Lilly Queen (sheer true coral).
What I learned about this swatch: This is a super creaming and dewy blush that is semi sheer, with potential for buildable coverage. It does not set down so you might want to follow up with a hint of coordinating powder blush to seal it in.
NudeStix NUDIES BLUSH $34 for 0.25 ounces of product on their website.
This stick blush is billed as a a true NudeStix staple, and helps you achieve a natural-looking flush that you can rock year-round. This amazing cream blush comes in shades that bring out your natural complexion so you look healthy and youthful. It comes in 7 shades and I purchased Sunset Strip (bright coral pink).
What I learned form this swatch: This one is a bit more drier than the Nudies Bloom formula. But it’s more pigmented and dries down almost to a full on matte. It was easy to blend out as well.
NudeStix NUDIES BLOOM $34 for 0.25 ounces of product on their website.
This blush stick is billed as Nudestix’s latest multipurpose makeup stick that makes for the perfect summer pick-me-up! This brightening balm melts naturally into your skin to bring a sheer dewiness to your eye makeup, face makeup and lip makeup routine. Sometimes all you need is a subtle pop of color to get radiant, glowing skin! It comes in 4 shades and I purchased the shade Poppy Girl (vivid reddish toned coral).
What I learned about this swatch: This is a super creaming and dewy blush that is semi sheer- albeit a bit more pigmented than Tiger Lilly Queen, with potential for buildable coverage. It does not set down so you might want to follow up with a hint of coordinating powder blush to seal it in.
NudeStix MAGNETIC PLUSH PAINTS $28 for 0.34 fluid ounces of product on their website.
It’s billed as all over monochromatic face color where plush luxury k-beauty and multi-tasking all-over-color meets longwear performance. A feather light blurring matte velvet texture that is non drying and long wearing. It comes in 8 shades and I purchased the shade Waikiki Rose (coral nude).
What I learned from swatching this lippie: This is a buttery cream lipstick that has no scent and a velvet feel.
Fenty Beauty SNAP SHADOWS MIX & MATCH EYESHADOW PALETTE $25 for 2.1 total ounces of product each on their website.
These palettes are billed as a game-changing portable mini eyeshadow palette of 6 rich, blendable shades in a range of matte to shimmer finishes: Use ’em solo or snap together any two palettes to double your collection while keeping it perfectly compact—that’s 12 of your fave shades, all in the palm of your hand. It claims that Rihanna specifically chose each shade to deliver only the colors you’ll actually want to use. There are 7 color stories with 2 extra color stories for a limited time (secret…I just placed an order for the 2 limited time color stories). The 2 color stories that I purchased were #1 True Neutrals and #3 Deep Neutrals.
The colors from left to right of these two palettes are: Palette #1: Nookie Rookie (creamy bone matte), Velvet Cuffs (light golden champagne – shimmer), Simma Down (pale pink – shimmer), Cumin Get It (terra cotta brown – matte) Tequila Nite (pale copper – shimmer) Affogato (grey toned deep brown – matte) : Palette # 3: Nudy Booty (creamy taupe – matte), Fiya Freak (reddish toned coral – matte), Heaven Cent (rose gold coal – shimmer), Shots Fired (plum brown – matte), Smash or Pass (light berry – shimmer), No Fudge Given (deep red based brown – matte) .
What I learned from these swatches: Damn… can Fenty do any wrong? The formulas to these palettes was so good!! The mattes are buttery and as you can see for them swatches very pigmented. The shimmers are creamy and even though they are shimmers they are not chunky at all. The color stories and cohesive, and so well thought out that they are able to blend with other palettes in this line. I am looking forward to playing with these for sure.
Fenty KILLAWATT FREESTYLE HIGHLIGHTER $36 for 0.24 ounces of product on their website.
This highlighter is billed as weightless, longwear cream-powder hybrid highlighters that range from subtle dayglow to insanely supercharged in solos and expertly paired duos. This duos comes in 5 shades and I purchased it in the shade MEAN MONEY / HU$TLA BABY (soft champagne sheen and supercharged peachy champagne shimmer). It also comes in 4 single pan shades.
What I learned from these swatches: The sheen side is super pretty and subtle and the shimmer side is high voltage with out being over the top. Both shades are super flattering and creamy as the description says.
Fenty MATCH STIX SHIMMER SKINSTICK $25 for 0.25 ounces of product on their website.
This highlighter is billed as a magnetized makeup stick in a longwear, light-as-air shimmer formula to highlight, blush, and enhance in 15 colorful shades that let you play. I purchased the shade Star Struck (iced out pearl). I also just purchased the contour stick, a bronzer stick, 3 blush sticks and a foundation stick (I think it’s so cool that they are magnetized, perfect for trips.
What I learned for this swatch: These sticks are super creamy, easy to blend and set to a demi matte finish with medium shimmer. I was impressed so much that I did purchase 6 more.
Fenty CHEEKS OUT FREESTYLE CREAM BLUSH $20 for .10 ounces of product on their website.
This cream blush is billed as a light-as-air, non-greasy cream blush that instantly melts into skin for an effortless wash of color, giving life to all skin tones with a no-fuss, natural-looking flush in 10 sheer shades. I already have it in Daiquiri Drip (soft red coral) and this time around I purchased the shade Strawberry Drip (soft pink coral).
What I know about this product: This is one of my favorite blush formulas. It’s creamy, it’s easy to blend out, melts into the skin seamlessly with great slip and is still vibrant after powdering the face.
Fenty CHEEKS OUT FREESTYLE CREAM BRONZER $32 for 0.22 ounces of product on their website.
This creamy contour is billed as light-as-air, non-greasy cream bronzer that effortlessly melts into skin for a natural-looking bronze or soft contour—in 7 no-fuss shades for all skin tones and I already have the shade Teddy (Tan Skin Tones) so I purchased the contour shade called Amber (contour with cool under tones for fair skin tones).
What I know about this product: Super creamy, long lasting, melts perfectly and blends out beautifully and has great slip. The contour shade is a bit too grey toned for my liking, I typically like the beautiful tones in the deeper shades of foundations and bronzers as my contour shades but I’, keen to give this one a tried since it seems everything I try but Fenty blows me away.
Fenty PRO FILT’R INSTANT RETOUCH SETTING POWDER $32 for 0.98 ounces of product on their website.
This setting powder is billed as a superfine, weightless loose setting powder curated in 8 sheer shades to perfect and extend makeup wear for that filtered, photo-ready finish on lock. I chose the shade Butter (for fair to medium skin tones).
What I learned from this swatch: This is a super silky powder was amazing slip and blurs to perfection.
Fenty GLOSS BOMB CREAM COLOR DRIP LIP CREAM $19 for 0.3 fluid ounces of product on their website.
This lip cream is billed as their #1 gloss—now with pure, creamy color and incredible shine. Lips are instantly smoother and more voluminous-looking. It comes in 5 shades and I chose to purchase Fenty Glow (Universal Rose Nude).
What I’ve learned from this swatch: Great slip, not tacky or goopy and has a sweet tutti frutti scent.
Fenty GLOSS BOMB UNIVERSAL LIP LUMINIZER $19 for 0.3 fluid ounces of product on their website.
This lip gloss is billed as the ultimate gotta-have-it lip gloss with explosive shine that feels as good as it looks—Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb is the essential finishing touch to your Fenty Face. It comes in 7 shades and I purchased Fenty Glow (shimmering rose nude).
What I learned from this swatch: This one is a bit more sticky and has some glitter but the glitter doesn’t feel gritty. Smells like tutti frutti. This one is more of a topper for me.
Fenty STUNNA LIP PAINT LONGWEAR FLUID LIP COLOR $25 for 0.13 fluid ounces of product on their website.
This lip stick is billed as a weightless, longwear liquid lipstick with a soft matte finish—born in a range of head-turning shades that look incredible on all skin tones. It comes in 9 shades and I purchased the shade Unattached (bright coral).
What I learned from this swatch: There is no scent to this one. It’s very serum like and has a great slip to it. It’s not too thick or thin it’s perfectly in the middle.
BONUS!! I just received part of my most recent Sephora purchase:
Tarte SEA Breezy Cream Blush $27 for 0.17 ounces of product at Sephora.
This cream blush is billed as a weightless cream blush that makes application a breeze—just tap it on with your fingertips with a natural finish. It comes in 3 shades and I purchased Peach Sunset (peachy pink).
What I learned from this swatch: This cream blush has the same heavenly formula that the SEA Breezy Cream Bronzer has and this blends like a dream. This is such a pretty shade as well.
Well dolls. That’s it for this haul. I’m still waiting of my purchases from bareMinerals, Milk Makeup, ColourPop, Melanin Haircare, Beauty Bakerie, Flower Beauty, Lexa Collection, Sally Beauty, Ulta, another purchase from Sephora and also Ulta. As I receive those I will haul them, all except for the Lexa Collection, Sally Beauty, and Melanin purchases, those will be hauled in my up coming curly hair journey post I’m currently working on.
I hope you have a great day/night and that you are in great spirits an health.
Remember dolls, save a spoon for a bit of lipstick, Light and love