Sunday, 22 February 2015

Stila Eyeshadow Review

Stila Eyeshadow Review in Kitten




Hi lovelies! I don't know if you've ever tried any Stila eyeshadows before, but they really are unique and one of a kind. I am always happy with the quality of Stila shadows and they have some pretty awesome products.

Today I will be doing a review on the ultra iconic and famous eyeshadow shade, Kitten. Stila is actually known most for this specific eyeshadow!

Lets get started and see what I think!









Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten


There are 29 shades in Stila's regular eyeshadow line (there are several other collections). The shades are absolutely gorgeous and have a really nice, long-lasting formula and really beautiful texture. 

The shade Kitten is their famous product. It's an award-winning eyeshadow that complements every eye color and looks good on everyone. This shade has been used now throughout the Stila brand for other things as well, like the magnificent metals eyeshadow, illuminator, shimmer duo, and lip glaze to name a few.

Here is a Kitten holiday set with some of the best Kitten products:



Stila Kitten Set





Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten


Isn't it such a pretty shade? The shade is described as a "shimmering nude pink". I see it more as a golden champagne color, and sometimes seeming to have a hint of pink in certain lightings. But it's more of a very champagne, light, slightly golden color. I noticed that the actual Kitten eyeshadow seems to have slightly less pink than the other Kitten products.

The shadow is so shimmery and sparkly. It doesn't have actual chunks of glitter, but extremely super fine sparkle. It's like the perfect mix of both metallic shine and sparkle. It's so shiny and unique. The texture is also amazing and it's incredibly pigmented. If I just barely touch the pan, I have a finger totally coated in beautiful shimmering color. It also feels like butter, it's so soft, but there's barely any fallout during application.





I love using this all over the lid or in the innermost part of the lid for my eyeshadow looks. It just really wakes up your face and makes your eyes look more alive. I just love it. What's neat too about this eyeshadow is that it can be used in other ways. It makes a beautiful - and I mean stop in your tracks gorgeous - highlight on the cheekbones. I also like to sometimes dab a little bit in the very center of my lid after I am done creating an eyeshadow look. It can also of course be used in the tear duct area of the eyes (looks really amazing) and even on the brow bone if used sparingly. So this can double as an eyeshadow and also a beautiful highlighter for anywhere on your face (cupid's bow, nose, etc).





Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten

 



I sometimes like to use my finger to apply Kitten. I find it gives even more color and intensity. A little goes a long way with this as well, because barely any product gives so much pigmentation and color payoff. I have used this a ton of times and haven't even put a dent in it.

This shadow doesn't budge on me all day. It doesn't smudge, fade, crease or transfer to my crease area. It still looks just as pretty and illuminating at the end of the day.



Swatch: Kitten



 Swatch reflecting daylight



Swatch: Kitten


The photo above was just me very, very lightly dabbing the pan to pick up some color. See how saturated it is? This eyeshadow is seriously awesome! The shade is so gorgeous and the texture - incredible.

I highly recommend trying this eyeshadow if you haven't already. I think it's the perfect staple in a makeup collection. I couldn't imagine not having this eyeshadow, it will definitely be a re-purchase.

You can get this eyeshadow HERE


Ingredients: Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Nylon-12, Magnesium Carbonate, Boron Nitride, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol


Have you ever used Stila's Kitten Eyeshadow or any of the other Kitten products? I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to comment below!



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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Review

Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Review in Cava, Retsina, (Vouvray), and Lipstick Duo (Musk & Lychee)




Hi everyone! I'm super excited to do this review today on Bite Beauty's Luminous Creme Lipstick. 

First off, these lipsticks are perfect for me, because I try to use lip products with less chemicals and more natural ingredients since I don't like ingesting regular lipsticks due to all the chemicals (we do ingest our lipsticks!). This means I have a lot less options, but I have found some excellent more natural lip products and one of those brands is Bite Beauty.

Here's what I think of these lipsticks!









Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick


Bite Beauty is a Canadian company based out of Toronto. Their "mission" is to create lipstick that is healthy enough to eat! I'd say they have done an excellent job of that, because their lipsticks are made with food-grade ingredients that really are natural and safe enough to eat.

There is so much goodness in these lipsticks. Natural fruits, waxes, butters and oils. They also contain the antioxidant Resveratrol. In fact, each lipstick contains the amount of Resveratrol found in 5 glasses of wine! They are free of synthetics, polybutenes, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and petroleum byproducts and made exclusively with food-grade ingredients.











All of Bite Beauty's stuff is centered around the lips. They have everything from lipsticks to glosses to lip pencils to lip primers to lip creams to lip masks and the list goes on. Lips are their expertise! 

There are 24 shades in total in the Luminous Creme line. They are all gorgeous and there are lots of unique choices. Bite Beauty categorizes them as so: Reds, Pinks, Neutrals and Berries. The colors go on beautifully, they are not matte, and not exactly glossy, but give off a nice smooth shine.

I got the colors Retsina and Cava (will mention Vouvray in a bit) which are both Neutral colors. Cava is called a "lilac beige" and Retsina is called a "natural pink". 


Cava:






Cava is so pretty. This is your perfect nude. It mutes out the color of your lips and is just the perfect nude shade, not sure how else to describe it! I can see a very, very slight hint of lilac in this. This one is great on it's own or with a gloss on top to add another little hint of color. I sometimes like to add some baby pink gloss to this just to give it that perfect little hint of color, while still remaining very nude. Love it!


Retsina:






Retsina has been my ultimate lipstick obsession since the moment I put it on. This color is so perfect and it's my number one favorite lip color at the moment (and probably will be for a very long time). It couldn't be more perfect. It's a pinky-nude, with JUST the right amount of pink and just the right amount of nude. Although Cava and Retsina may look similar, they are totally different shades on and look very different. Retsina is also not too light, not too dark, it's just right. I am so happy with this lipstick shade. It took what seemed like an eternity to find this type of color in such perfection. I often times mix lipsticks, which I enjoy doing, but with this one, I never have to mix it, because it's exactly the pink-nude I always wanted. Oh my, I could go on and on, this shade is just amazing, if you need a nude pink lip shade in your life, you must try this!


Swatches:

Retsina and Cava


How perfect and pretty are those shades? I am sure you can see just how pigmented these lip colors are. I am so incredibly impressed by the pigmentation of these lipsticks. Natural lipsticks (and these are 100% natural!) sometimes don't seem to have the best color payoff. But these are so rich and opaque. 

I should also mention the texture. Creamy. Oh my, so creamy. These don't dry out my lips like a lot of lipsticks do. They feel lovely on the lips.


Cava and Retsina


Here is the Luminous Creme Lip Duo:













This was how I tried out Bite Beauty's lipstick - with the mini lip duo. There is a mini lipstick on either side. There are two shades: Musk and Lychee. Musk is a regular shade in the Luminous Creme line, and Lychee is nice a little treat because it's not a regular shade that you can get.

Both of these colors are really pretty, Musk is a "pink brown" and Lychee is a pinky nude, but with more pink than Retsina. I love Lychee the most of the two.














The packaging is nice and it has the same feel as the full lipsticks. It's a like soft-touch plastic.


Musk:




Lychee:




Swatches:

Musk and Lychee


Lychee is such a pretty pink! I just love that one. And Musk is a beautitful browny-pink nude that I love wearing with a light pink lip gloss over to cancel out a bit of the brown.

These lipsticks also have a really yummy light natural scent.

And now on to Vouvray! I got this one after I did the photos for Cava and Retsina, so this guy is separate. Vouvray is in the Pinks category and it's called a "ballet pink". It's gorgeous!











Vouvray is such a beautiful, sweet, punchy pink shade. It's slightly more vibrant than the others, but it's not over the top or anything whatsoever, just a little brighter. I think this color looks great any time you want to liven up your face a little. It especially is nice for Spring and Summer, and it really complements an overall cool-toned look. I absolutely love this shade! I normally lean more towards pink-nude colors, and this is a great little change with a little more color. I am seriously in love with this shade! Soooo super pretty!


Swatch:

Vouvray


Ok, can we all just take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous that color is!? I love it!

Well, I can't say enough good things about these lipsticks. I have found my number one favorite lip color brand. There are some other more natural brands that I love too but this one has kinda taken the cake. I should also mention that these are very, very long lasting. As if they weren't perfect enough, they also will stay on your lips hour after hour. These have a giant two thumbs up from me! 

You can get these lipsticks at any Sephora location and HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE 


Ingredients: Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil**, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil**, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Triisostearyl Citrate* (Vegetable-Derived), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil**, Acacia Decurrens Wax*, Jojoba Wax*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax*, Polyglyceryin-3*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil*, Organic Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil**, Organic Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax**, Silica*, Natural Flavor*, Trans-Resveratrol*, Vitis Vinefera (Grapeseed) Oil*, Siraitia Grosvenori (Monk Fruit)* - *Natural. **Certified organic -


Have you tried anything from Bite Beauty? I'd love to hear what you think! Feel free to comment below!


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Monday, 9 February 2015

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Review

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Review in Forever Pink




Hello lovelies! I can't remember the last time I did a review on a L'Oreal product... it's been a little while! I love L'Oreal and they are an awesome drugstore brand in my opinion - one of the very best.

The L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows have been out for some time now, but new colors have been added to the collection. These are really popular and I had to try one and see what the hype was about.

So onto my review about this eyeshadow. Here we go!









L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Forever Pink


There are a total of 23 shades in the Infallible line. They have unique names like Sassy Chamallow, Glistening Garnet and Sahara Treasure. They are all stunning. 

I got the shade Forever Pink, and it's described as "Iridescent and pastel, brings out both carefree insouciance and fragile femininity". That is quite the description! I will just say that it's definitely iridescent but very rich and pigmented at the same time, if that makes sense. Forever Pink is a gorgeous pink shade with a golden sheen and some beautiful sparkle.









L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Forever Pink


I really like the packaging of these shadows. It has a screw-on top, which really keeps the shadow from getting any air. There is also a little black cover inside with a little handle and it says "Keep Me" on it. It helps to flatten down the shadow and keep it from hardening or changing from any air getting to it (since it's not your usual powder eyeshadow). It has a plastic top that looks like glass. I think it's nice.

The Infallible shadows are known for their velvety texture and also for the fact that they are supposed to wear for 24 hours. They are waterproof and created to resist creases and even rubbing on your eyes. I really do find these like velvet. It's super-soft. This eyeshadow is like a cream and powder in one. It reminds you of a cream shadow because of the consistency and texture, but when you apply it, it's more like a powder. It's very silky smooth and unique.









L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Forever Pink


I'm sure you can see just how much sparkle and shimmer this shadow has just by looking at it in the pot. This is a little more like a pressed pigment than a regular eyeshadow. Forever Pink is so richly pigmented, and I also apply it like I do most of my pigments - with my finger. Or I will first apply some with a brush, and then add some more on top with my finger for extra color. I think the texture of the Infallible shadows is perfect for using your finger. You also get even more color payoff and intensity this way. And it's almost like it just melts onto your lids when you use this method.





This doesn't crease on me and although I haven't worn it for 24 hours straight (I always take my makeup off at the end of the day!) it definitely does last the entire time I am wearing it and looks just as vibrant and rich a ton of hours later. Also although it is considered waterproof I have no issue removing it with my makeup remover. It's comes off the same as all of my other shadows.



 Swatch: Forever Pink



Swatch: taken at an angle so you can see how it glistens


I think this eyeshadow is just gorgeous and I recommend them to anyone who would love a super-buttery powder shadow that is similar to a pigment. 

These are vibrantly hued and very rich and there are so many beautiful colors to choose from. I will definitely have to get some more colors sometime.

You can get this shadow HERE


Ingredients: Cyclohexasiloxane, Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Nylon-611/Dimethicone Copolymer, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, alcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol,Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide, Alumina, Polyurethane-11


Do you have any of the L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows? What do you think and what are your favorite colors? Comment below!


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