Last Haul of March 2022

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m starting to cramp up since I have been sitting up all day… I was working on blog drafts and today’s face of the day post… I will have to finish working them tomorrow and post them later in the afternoon…

I have a new haul for you so let’s jump right in….

First few things are from Thrive Causmetics…

Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Face Brightener Illuminating Primer ($35 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product on their website) is billed as a high-performance primer that creates an instantly luminous canvas with light-reflecting smart pigments while advanced natural ingredients brighten skin + reduce dullness over time.

What I learned from this swatch: This primer leaves the most gorgeous glow to the skin, and the best part is this primer sets down completely so I’ve found myself using it on days where I didn’t do makeup for the day too.

Thrive Causemetics Buildable Blur CC Cream ($38 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product on their website) comes in 18 shades, I purchased the shade Light with neutral undertones and is billed as a multitasking color-correcting cream that acts as a skin-perfecting foundation, sunscreen and moisturizer in one.

What I learned from this swatch: This is a demi-matte medium coverage foundation that doesn’t set down but also doesn’t oxidize and a little goes a pretty long way.

Thrive Causemetics Buildable Blur HD Creaseless Concealer ($28 for 0.25 fl / 7.5 ml of product on their website) comes in 24 shades and I purchased the shade very fair – cool pink undertones and is billed as a skincare-first concealer that is ultra lightweight, buildable, waterproof and crease-proof.

What I learned from this swatch: This is a light coverage concealer that does set down and does not oxidize.

Thrive Causemetics Triple Threat Color Stick ($36 for 0.28 oz / 8 g of product on their website) comes in 2 highlight and 5 blush shades and is billed as an innovative multipurpose cream color stick that melts onto skin for a healthy, natural flush of hydrating, waterproof color for face, lips and body.

This is the shade Joy (gold shimmer).

What I learned from this swatch: This cream highlighter has the perfect consistency! It’s not overly balmy and it’s not overly dry… It also sets down all the way.

Thrive Causemetics Cosmo Power 3D Strobing Highlighter ($34 for 0.24 oz / 7 g of product on their website) only comes in the shade Liberty (pale gold shimmer) but it’s the perfect universal shade and is billed as a water-resistant highlighter.

What I learned from this swatch: This powder highlighter is super creamy, doesn’t emphasize texture and is subtle when applied dry, very ethereal. I also applied it over some setting spray and the strobing effect was very prominent.

Thrive Causemetics Triple Threat Color Stick ($36 for 0.28 oz / 8 g of product on their website) comes in 2 highlight and 5 blush shades and is billed as an innovative multipurpose cream color stick that melts onto skin for a healthy, natural flush of hydrating, waterproof color for face, lips and body.

This is the shade Olivia (peachy pink satin).

What I learned from this swatch: This cream blush has the perfect consistency! It’s not overly balmy and it’s not overly dry… It also sets down all the way. It also has the perfect amount of pigmentation… just enough that you can have a pretty flush of color but not so much that you over do it if you build up the shade.

Thrive Causemetics Sun Chaser Blur + Sculpt Bronzing Powder ($32 for 0.32 oz / 9 g of product on their website) is offered in 4 shades and I purchased the shade Camila (tan neutral) and is billed as naturally sun-kissed.

What I learned from this swatch: The powder is very buttery and the undertone is perfection! This may very well be my 2022 favorite find! It has the perfect balance between red and orange undertones and the powder is finely milled making it look almost like a real tan.

The next items I am so freaking excited about!!!! Yes… it’s ColourPop again…

ColourPop came out with a 13 piece Avatar the Last Airbender collection…

The full 13 piece set retails for $135 but has a value of $144 (currently out of stock). There is a 4 piece eye liner set that retails for $28 with a value of $32 (currently out of stock HOWEVER the liners are sold as individuals for $8 each). There is a 2 piece Fourth Ray Beauty Mini Face Mask Kit that retails for $22 with a value of $24. The rest of the items are sold as singles… there are 2 Super Shock Highlighters (Moon Peach – a tie-dye shade of blue, peach and gold and Got Glow – a tie-dye shade of bronze and gold) for $12 each, There is a Fourth Ray Beauty Lip Mask in Jasmine Tea for $12. There are 2 lip stains, a double sided mirror compact, the palette and the eye liners (all sold individually and I purchased them… let’s discuses those…)

ColourPop Appa Compact Mirror ($12 on their website) is billed as the cutest compact Appa-inspired mirror.

The only non makeup related item I purchased… I couldn’t help myself… I really with they would have something with Momo on it but that’s ok Appa is still a little cutie too. The compact mirror I typically keep in my purse has a broken clasp so I needed a new one anyways…

ColourPop So Elemental Crème Gel Liner Set ($28 with a value of $32, also sold as individuals for $8 for 0.01 oz / 0.2 g of product each) billed as bringing harmony to the nations with stunning metallics shades that work to effortlessly bend the elements.

The Unicartons each feature one of the main characters from Avatar the Last Airbender : From left to right we see: Aang and Momo, Toph, Katara and Zuko… and yes I am totally keeping the unicartons.

The shades in this collection from left to right are: Blown Away (pinky white – metallic) Ground Breaker (deep warm bronze – metallic) Making Waves (periwinkle – metallic) and Fiery Fierce (bright wine red – metallic).

What I learned from these swatches: The formula for the liners might have changed… they felt creamery and the points all broke leading me to believe they are a softer formula. These little babies are super reflective and I just know they are going to had a pretty movement to the lower water line.

ColourPop Lip Stain ($9 for 0.21 oz / 6 g of product on their website) in the shade Fanatic (bright orange red) features Suki on the unicarton.

I feel like the lip stains were a throw away item… it’s in 2 shades that we see constantly regurgitated with every new collab. I would have loved to have seen perhaps some elemental lippie sticks in green and blue. I mean I know the red is fire and the terracotta is earth… but it would have been cute to have a blue and a green, seeing as the fact that the palette has no green representation at all.

I don’t have a first impression because I’ve used this formula already. I will say this shade of red is super adorable.

ColourPop Lip Stain ($9 for 0.21 oz / 6 g of product on their website) in the shade Sealed with a Kiss (warm burnt terracotta) features Suki on the unicarton.

I don’t have a first impression as I have used this formula already… I will say it’s time for ColourPop to step away from terracotta and go for perhaps a deeper nude or a pale coral to fill their neutral nude color spot.

ColourPop x Avatar the Last Airbender 12 Pan Palette ($22 for 0.42 oz / 12 g of total product making it 0.035 oz / 1 g and $1.83 per shade on their website). The unicarton features Sokka, Katara, Aang, Zuko and Toph and the palette features Momo and Aang on the outside and Appa on the inside.

I would have liked to have had some greens in the palette, with that said it’s still a super adorable palette! It has 5 matte, 2 sequin matte, and 5 metallic shadows.

moon spirit: metallic mid-tone blue with violet and bright blue duo chrome finish

ice shield: matte dusty denim blue

earth kingdom: matte pale nude 

quicksand: metallic antique gold 

earth rumble: matte deep moss green

fire nation: matte burnt red orange with gold pinpoints 

dancing dragon: metallic vibrant brick red

comet*: matte vivid crimson

air temple: matte mustard 

air blast: metallic champagne 

vortex: matte warm saddle brown with gold pinpoints

The shades from left to right and up and down are: Water Tribe (baby blue/violet duo chrome – metallic), Moon Spirit (mid-tone blue/violet and bright blue duo chrome – metallic), Ice Shield (dusty denim blue – matte), Earth Kingdom (pale nude – matte), Quicksand (antique gold – metallic), Earth Rumble (deep moss green – matte), Fire Nation (burnt red orange with gold pinpoints – sequin matte), Dancing Dragon (vibrant brick red – metallic), Comet (vivid crimson – matte pigment), Air Temple (mustard – matte), Air Blast (champagne – metallic), and Vortex (warm saddle brown with gold pinpoints – sequin matte).

What I learned from these swatches: The mattes are buttery, the metallic creamy and the sequin mattes have the perfect amount of glitter. I will say the deep olive was a bit patchy but as I tapped the shade over and over it did work itself out.

Makeup Revolution CC Perfecting Skin Tint ($12 for 0.87 fl oz / 26 ml of product at Ulta) comes in 4 shades, I purchased Light and is billed as being known for it’s innovative and lightweight cream formula, that uniquely shade adapts to blend out to suit your skin tone. It’s magic in a tube.

What I learned from this swatch: This is truly just a cc cream in the fact that it doesn’t add much coverage, it just corrects redness and brightens. This is going to be perfect for perfecting your natural skin with a hint of radiance.

Makeup Revolution CC Perfecting Skin Enhancer ($12 for 0.87 fl oz / 26 ml of product at Ulta) is only offered in the shade Gold (however this is a universal shade) and is billed as the perfect pair for your Makeup Revolution Pro CC Perfecting Skin Tint! The Pro CC Perfecting Glow Enhancer is the ultimate high definition radiance for a flawless base.

What I learned from this swatch: This glow enhancer dries down completely and is super stunning on the skin. It’s also a perfect dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. (see bellow)

On the left is the Makeup Revolution Enhancer and on the right is the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter in the shade 3. They are almost completely the same undertones, the Tilbury one is just a hint lighter in shade and they have the same spot on effect to the skin.

Makeup Revolution Glow Beam Light Strobe Cream ($10 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta) comes in 2 shades and I purchased the shade Peach and is billed as the perfect boost for dull skin.

What I learned from this swatch: This is another one that sets down completely and this is also a spot on dupe for the MAC Strobe Cream. It’s a spot on dupe for the shade Goldlite. (See bellow)

The left side is the Makeup Revolution Strobe Cream and the right is MAC Strobe Cream in Pinklite (I ran out of goldlite but still had pinklite and with the caveat that the MAC one is a hint more brighter, do to the pink hue, they are spot on dupes… the same ethereal glow, the same shift).

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits and health.

🥄💄 Remember…. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick 💄🥄

❤❌⭕❌⭕❤, Nita