Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I took yesterday off from doing makeup because I’m working on a few sewing projects… I have 2 long sleeved shirts, 2 tank tops, a tank top maxi dress and 2 formal dresses (for 2 weddings we’ve been invited to). Not to mention needing to sew a formal gown for our wedding vow renewal in Jan 2022.
Yesterday night I received 3 of my beauty purchases and wanted to quickly haul it for you… So here we go….
*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*
Juno & Co.
Clean 10 Cleansing Balm ($14.95 for 85 g / 3.0 oz of product on their website) is billed as a unique oil-based cleanser curated for all skin types to effortlessly dissolve makeup, developed to remove even waterproof makeup and perform multiple tasks.
They claim that this cleansing balm only has 10 ingredients but heavily depends on their star ingredient, Japanese Barley Magic. This particular ingredient is a source of vitamins and antioxidants in order to help regulate the skin’s melanin production. This includes brightening the skin’s complexion and reducing dark spots. The implemented technology deeply cleanses skin without stripping natural oils.
First Impression: I don’t really have much to say since I haven’t used it yet, however, this balm smells amazing, sort of like lemon icy. I’ve seen a bunch of videos that make this product look promising so I’m keen to try it tonight when I take my makeup off.
#1. Microfiber Velvet Sponge ($6 on their website) is billed as the original Microfiber Velvet Sponge provides a natural, airbrushed finish. Made with velvet-soft microfiber bristles and a slanted edge for controlled stippling, providing fast, buildable coverage. #2. Microfiber Lemon Drop Sponge ($6 on their website) is billed as a bright and juicy yellow hue with the same airbrush finish but with a new dewdrop shape.
For both sponges they claim there is Dual Layer Technology with the 1st layer being an ultra-soft, nonabrasive microfiber that is made of microscopic fibers that hold product while creating a barrier for 50% less product absorption (product sits on top and not into the sponge). They claim the 2nd layer is a traditional makeup sponge material that provides expert stippling and that it is an ergonomic shape that provides the precision of a makeup brush
First Impressions: I have never felt a sponge so furry before or a soft… even without wetting this sponge it’s soft and bouncy… I will be testing them out this week.
L.A. Girl Pro Matte Mixing Pigment ($8.99 for 1 FL OZ at Ulta) in the shade White, is billed as being able to create & color correct an array of shades while anyone can custom mix their exact shade).
First Impression: This stuff is super pigmented! The swatch is only a 1/2 of a pump of product. I did order all 4 shades but for some reason Ulta has shipped the other 3 shades separately.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick ($8.49 for 0.15 oz at Ulta) in the shade Pink in the Afternoon is billed as the cult-classic lipstick with the perfect combination of high-impact Lipcolour in a super-moisturizing formula. Super vibrant. Super lush. Super creamy lip color ad comes in 44 shades
First Impression: First off, this is the exact shade that Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and I have been searching for this shade for years… I finally found it and I couldn’t be any happier. I have 1 other shade and this formula is amazing.
ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade nice things (pinky coral) is billed as one swipe pigmentation in a blur finish in a super creamy and comfortable formula loaded with skin-loving ingredients like shea butter and Vitamin E.
This shade is part of the So Very Lovely Collection:
I purchased it in a set with the lip liner in Brink, it’s called i am uplifting (as the set it’s $11, making it $2 cheaper. I really love the shade and not to mention Brink is one of my favorite lip pencils).
First Impressions: This shade is the PERFECT coral shade for Spring/Summer. I am so happy to have it as part of my collection.
ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website *permanent shade*) in the shade Brink (terracotta rose) is part of the So Very Lovely Collection and is a repromoted shade from their permanent shade range.
First Impressions: I really love this shade and have used it for a year or so, this isn’t a true first impression but this is one of my top 3 favorite lip pencil shades.
ColourPop Crème Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in the shade Lattice (metallic warm champagne) is billed as same pigmentation and long-lasting, transfer-proof wear of our Crème Gel Colour Eyeliner in a pencil!
First Impressions: This eye pencil is part of the So Very Lovely Collection and is the perfect nude shade but lifted some. It’s shiny and would be perfect to highlight the brow line, the inner corners of the eyes, cupid’s bow and even the lower water lines. In real life this liner is stunning, the pictures do not do this shade justice.
ColourPop Crème Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in Macramé (metallic copper) is billed as same pigmentation and long-lasting, transfer-proof wear of our Crème Gel Colour Eyeliner in a pencil!
First Impressions: This is a cute shade that is almost a spot on dupe for the Marc Jacob’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in the shade Sunset 74.
ColourPop Crème Gel Liner ($6 on their website) in Crochet (metallic cool rose) is billed as same pigmentation and long-lasting, transfer-proof wear of our Crème Gel Colour Eyeliner in a pencil!
First Impressions: This is such a sweet shade. It’s the perfect pink for a pop of brightness on the water line or even as a graphic liner on the mobile lids. I actually purchased it to try it as a lip stick shade.
ColourPop So Very Lovely 12 pan eyeshadow palette ($18 14.20 g / 0.5 oz of totally product making it $1.50 per shade on their website) is billed as a soft mix of champagne, mauve and peach meets rich tones like berry and terracotta to create a wearable palette with dreamy pops of colour. Create multidimensional looks with a range of metallic and matte finishes.
First Impressions: This palette is so pretty!!! This is how you do pop of color in all all neutral palette. The mattes are not as finely milled as I’m use to with the ColourPop formula but they are super pigmented and the metallics are creamy and so pretty.
The shades from left to right are: lace up (golden champagne with a warm pink flip – metallic), organza (icy mauve – metallic), craft works (pastel peach – matte), fringed (icy taupe – metallic), braided (warm gold – metallic), macaroon (pastel lilac – matte), eyelet* (pinky peach – matte), rose ave* (dusty rose – matte), dream catcher (terracotta – matte), tea time (copper bronze – metallic), collective (icy berry – metallic) and topanga blvd* (deep blackberry – matte).
all shades marked with * are pressed pigments
And with that this haul post comes to the end… I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits and health.
🥄 Remember dolls…. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick 🥄