Sunday, 20 September 2015

Too Faced Sugar Pop Review

Too Faced Sugar Pop Palette Review

Hi guys! Today I am reviewing the Sugar Pop Eyeshadow Palette from Too Faced. Too Faced is a brand that I have been loving more and more over the last couple of years. They also make one of my all time favorite mascaras. 

There are a ton of gorgeous palettes out there from Too Faced and this Limited Edition one is one that I wanted to make sure I put up a review on before it can't be found.

So let's get started!

The Sugar Pop Palette was inspired by French macarons and bright sweet sugary candy. The shades are vanilla, chocolate and candy colored and the whole palette is very pleasing to the eye. Being a sweets and candy-lover, the packaging really caught my attention! It's just adorable with colorful French macarons all over it. The palette itself is in a nice tin with a magnetic closure. Nine beautiful shades are inside with three separate rows to create looks from (but this is just a little guide, they can be used and mixed however you wish of course). The three sections are called Sweet & Spicy, Sugar Plums and Candy Coated.

Here's a description of each shade! (and I love the names)

Rock Candy - brightened light beige with very fine subtle sparkle

Macaron - bright medium coral orange with gold micro sparkle

Malted Milk Ball - coppery bronze with a frosted gold shimmer-sheen finish

Strawberry Ice - cool toned light pink-lavender with a frosty-satin finish

Sugared Violet - medium-dark blue-purple with pink and blue micro sparkle

Blackberry - dark plum with a matte finish

Peach Fuzz - very light peach with lots of gold micro sparkle

Bubblegum - bright medium pink with silver micro sparkle

Blue Raspberry - bright medium aqua blue with a sheen finish

Some may have to be a bit brave to use colors like these, but what I like about this palette is that it allows you to play with brighter shades without them being too crazy. There are also several more neutral-like shades in the mix. I absolutely love playing with color and I normally don't go very over the top, so this is perfect for me. You can also use the brighter colors to add just a pop if you wish, instead of using them all over the lid for instance.

I just love the three bigger blocks of colors, especially Strawberry Ice (which I love using as a lid shade). Sugared Violet is a super-unique color and Blackberry makes an excellent crease shade. I love it. I also especially love Macaron and Blue Raspberry. All of the shades are very pigmented and every one of them is gorgeous.

As with all Too Faced palettes, it came with instructions on how to get specific looks with the shades. I really appreciate this extra little touch.

The colors blend very, very well and they stay put on me all day. I don't get creasing or fading with these. I love how there are so many possibilities with the colors. I have created tons of different looks from this palette. I also like to come to it to add in a shade or two when using another palette. The colors are great and Blackberry in particular I am using a lot lately (it's my favorite shade in the palette).

(showing the beautiful sparkle in Peach Fuzz)

Some of the shades have such beautiful sparkle to them, like Peach Fuzz (above). Sugared Violet is especially pretty, with micro sparkle in pink and blue (which is gorgeous in such a pretty rich purple). I wish the sparkles showed up better on camera. The texture of the shadows is silky-smooth.


Rock Candy, Strawberry Ice and Peach Fuzz

Macaron, Malted Milk Ball, Sugared Violet, Blackberry, Bubblegum and Blue Raspberry

I adore this palette and I definitely recommend it and give it two thumbs up! It's a really fun way to add some color to your eye looks and the shades are just so rich and vibrant.

This palette is Limited Edition and soon won't be around anymore. You can get it HEREas well as Sephora and directly from the Too Faced website.

Ingredients: Blue Raspberry, Rock Candy Ingredients/Ingrédients: Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Methicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77942, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090). Peach Fuzz Ingredients/Ingrédients: Talc, Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Methicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77942, CI 77499). Blackberry, Macaron, Strawberry Ice Ingredients/Ingrédients: Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Zinc Stearate, Methicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77942, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742). Bubblegum, Sugared Violet Ingredients/Ingrédients: Mica, Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Methicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510). Malted Milk Ball Ingredients/Ingrédients: Mica, Talc, Boron Nitride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Methicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499). 

Do you like experimenting with color? Do you have any Too Faced palettes? I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to comment below!

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Friday, 4 September 2015

Naked Skin Concealer Review

Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer Review in Fair Neutral

Hi lovelies! I really love Urban Decay. I mostly use their eyeshadows, mascaras and primers. I was really intrigued when the Naked Concealer came out. I couldn't wait to to try it. I love everything from the Naked line, and I loved that it was listed as being great for your skin as well as superb at concealing the undereyes amazingly without being heavy or thick.

Here we go with the review!

The full name of the concealer is a bit of a mouthful: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. Phew! This concealer is designed to provide very full, but weightless coverage. It is buildable and is supposed to leave an "invisible" finish.

The concealer comes in 8 natural shades. I chose the lightest shade of the whole bunch, which is called Fair Neutral. I am quite light and I tend to always choose the very lightest color for concealers, because although it's usually too light for my skin, it's perfect for my undereye area, as I love a highlighted effect.

The packaging is great. Very strong. You can feel a little slight click in the cap, knowing that you've fully sealed it. The brush is perfect. It's a more flat shaped one, not pointed, and it brings out JUST the right amount of product for both eyes (I never have to dip back in, I just use one side of the brush for one eye and the other side of the brush for the other, and a little goes a long way!).

The Fair Neutral shade is great because it's not pinky and it's not yellowy. It's the perfect neutral tone (I am neither pink or yellow toned). I also find this shade excellent for concealing dark circles.

The formula is just incredible. I have never used a concealer like it. It truly is very thin and weightless, yet it has such high coverage. So basically, it does exactly as it says. I hate it when concealers are thick under my eyes. It makes the product crease even more and just looks cakey and doesn't feel too great. You cannot even tell you are wearing this, yet it transforms your undereye area. 

I am so sooooo impressed. This has become my staple concealer, and for so many reasons. A big one being, that I barely get creases at all with this. It seems that no matter what I do, no matter how meticulous I am in my application, I still get creases with my concealers (I smile a lot, what can I say!). This one is definitely by far the very best for preventing creases. 

This became my favorite from the first use. It's not only that it doesn't crease, it's just so lightweight and easy to blend, and it just makes the undereye area look so good. It is advertised as being a product that will never settle into lines, and I must say, they are right with their claims (which pretty much never happens when it comes to concealers). The finish is a demi-matte and it looks very natural and smooth on.

Something I always look for in makeup, is something that doubles as skincare. The Naked Skin Concealer contains something called Matrixyl 3000, which is a formula with peptides to improve the skin's elasticity and appearance. It also has Japanese Green Tea to revitalize the eye area, Lychee Fruit for hydration, and Sodium Hyaluronate to attract more moisture to the skin (and keep it there). I just love using something on my eyes that I know is doing the skin good. I also have very sensitive skin and have to be very choosy about what I use on my face, and this doesn't bother me at all. 

Swatches: Fair Neutral

I couldn't be happier with this concealer. I have a lot of concealers, but this is the one I keep grabbing ever since I got it... I find that nothing can compare to this one. It's definitely my new holy grail. 

I highly recommend it, it melts right into the skin, looks great, and doesn't crease! (at least for me, and all other concealers crease on me).

You can get this concealer HERE and at your nearest Sephora.

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Sodium Chloride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1

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Monday, 24 August 2015

ColourPop Highlighter Review

ColourPop Highlighter Review in Stole The Show

Hi everyone! If you follow me you will already know that I adore ColourPop. I have been completely obsessed with their eyeshadows from the first swipe of my finger. This L.A. based brand makes the coolest textured products, and some of the most pigmented I have ever used.

When ColourPop came out with their Highlighter collection, I gasped with excitement. Since the shadows are so incredible, I happily daydreamed what a highlighter by this brand would be like. 

Lets get on to the review!



There are actually 15 shades in total in the ColourPop Highlighter collection - that's a ton for highlighters! However, a lot of the shades are more pinky and actually more appropriate for the cheeks or also the eyes. There's even a purple one in the mix.

I chose Stole The Show because my skin is light and I love really light/bright highlighters. I am a sparkle addict and ColourPop's shadows are definitely the most sparkly and shimmery I own. So you can imagine what the highlighters must be like! All of them have a pearlized finish, so there is tons of shine and shimmer, but even still a teeny bit of micro-sparkle. But they don't look unnatural on the skin, they blend in very well and just give off a healthy shine.

The highlighters have the exact same texture as the eyeshadows. They are squishy and bouncy and smooth. The highlighters though, unlike the shadows, have a flat surface. The shadows have little imprints designed on top. The highlighters are also quite bigger than the shadows.

Stole The Show is described as a "light cool-toned gold with luminous flashes of pink, silver and gold". I don't notice so much of the pink as it's subtle really. It's just a gorgeous highlighter. So gorgeous that you would have to see this in person to really appreciate the amazingness of it. It's stunning.

I don't know about others, but I always want a highlight that is not too yellowy or gold. I find it really difficult to find one that is more on the silvery side and more cool toned. I have finally found it in this highlighter. There is a gold tone to it, but it's definitely less warm than other highlighters I have used. The neat thing about this shade also, is that it works on fair and light skin, but also medium and darker skin too. It's not so pigmented that you have this big white swipe on your face. It somehow just melts into the skin and looks just so amazing. I am not opposed to more gold-hued highlights in my collection, I have a couple and I love them and they work great for certain looks. But most of the time, I like a lighter highlight like this one.

I always apply this with my fingers. When I tried applying it with a brush, it just wasn't the same. I think the best result is with your fingers, just like the ColourPop shadows (I seldom use a brush for those as well). I just dab it on in a patting motion until it is blended in seamlessly.

(squishy texture, which leaves an imprint)

This lasts on me all day. At the end of the day this is still on my cheeks! For a more creamy-based product, that is pretty impressive. It's almost like these go on as a cream to powder. I still haven't really known how to describe ColourPop's unique texture. It's not really a cream, but not a powder either. All I know is, it's awesome and the formula stays put.


This is my perfect highlight! I sometimes will apply a powder highlight over this with a brush to intensify it even more (but it's already really intense and gorgeous). Just like all highlighters, these are also pretty in the inner corner, over the lid if you wish, browbone and cupid's bow.

I definitely recommend the ColourPop Highllighters. There are several other beautiful shades to choose from. They are super unique and give off such a beautiful shine and glow. I couldn't be happier with it!

You can get these awesome little gems right HERE


Have you tried the ColourPop Highlighters yet? Have you used any ColourPop products before? I'd love to hear from you! Comment below!

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