Saturday, 21 November 2015

LA Splash Crystallized Glitter Review

LA Splash Crystallized Glitter Review in Lilac Lily

Hi my loves! There was a time when I used to get the brands LA Splash and LA Colors mixed up. But I think I've got it down now!

LA Splash is a very affordable brand that has pretty much anything you can imagine in makeup products. This is the only LA Splash product that I have at the moment. They had such beautiful glitters I couldn't resist.

Lets get started with the review!

There's not really a whole ton that a beauty blogger can say about a glitter, since they are basically all the same for the most part. Some just have bigger glitter pieces than others (I like the ones with smaller glitter) and some tend to be a bit more sparkly than others.

LA Splash's Crystallized Glitters come in 18 gorgeous colors. It was a bit hard to choose since they are all so beautiful and unique, but when it comes to purple, this lady just can't turn away. I love purple so much and Lilac Lily really stood out. It's a lighter, lavender purple. I loved it too because of how multicolored it was.

LA Splash advertises their glitter as being multi-use. Not just for the eyes. It can be dabbed over lip gloss for some extra sparkle, sprinkled into hair and then held in with hairspray and also added to lotion to apply to your body. Their glitter is known as one of the finest cosmetic grade glitters out there and it contains Diamond Dust Mica, a "highly reflective pigment found only in the most prestigious products".

All 18 colors (sorry that there are no names, the second one in the third row is Lilac Lily)

See all of the beautiful multicolored purpley shades in there? I LOVE it. This just might be my favorite glitter of all time. The other thing I love about the LA Splash glitters is that their glitter is extremely micro-fine and tiny. I don't like glitter that is chunky. This stuff is so small and so easy to apply, and every one of the glitters have a multi-colored effect.

I use glitter glue when I apply glitter. You really need something for the glitter to adhere to. I use Too Faced's Glitter Glue. If you don't have a glitter glue or adhesive, I would suggest putting some eye primer or even a cream shadow of some sort as a base before applying it. Once it's on, it won't fall off if there is something for it to stick to initially.

Another plus about the LA Splash glitters is that they are very lightweight and you don't even feel like you have glitter on your lids. I love it all over the lid and also around the inner corner area for a pop of sparkle every now and then.


This glitter is so beautiful and I definitely recommend this brand. It's sparkles are so pretty and intense. With the holidays upon us, it's especially a great time to use glitter! But me being me, I just love glitter anytime and for any occasion. You can also use just a tiny amount for a topcoat-effect on your eyeshadow for more subtle sparkle, or go all out and apply this thickly all over the lid. It's definitely buildable and you have control over how you want it to look.

You can get this glitter HERE 

Do you have any LA Splash glitters or LA Splash makeup? I'd love to know! Also, what is your favorite glitter? Comment below!

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Saturday, 14 November 2015

Sephora High Precision Eyeliner Review

Sephora Collection Long Lasting High Precision Eyeliner Review

Hi guys! It's been so long since I've done a review on a Sephora Collection product. 

I have found that with the Sephora brand that it can sometimes be a bit of a hit or miss scenario. Some of their products I haven't been super impressed with, while many others, I love. When I had seen great reviews about the Sephora High Precision liquid liner I felt I needed to try it. I am always looking for new liquid liners to try.

So here's what a think of this one!

I am more into the felt tip liquid liners. I like their flexibility. I however, am not a fan of the marker type of liners. I just find that those applicators don't have enough give and are too stiff for my liking. I have been wanting to get more into the brush tip applicators, since obviously, they would have a lot of flexibility, even moreso than felt tips.

The brush-tip applicator on this liner is what makes it really unique, as it's super skinny, hence being called "high precision". It makes it easier to apply and easier to make thin lines if that's what you are into or if that's the look you are going for. Also it makes it harder to mess up and have too thick of a line because you can build up on it more. I find that I can do my wings with ease with this liner.

The liner only comes in one shade, Black, and it's gotta be one of the blackest liners I have ever used. I love super jet-black liners! I also like that this one doesn't leave a shiny finish. It's not exactly matte, but it's definitely not shiny either. It's a really rich formula and goes on very smoothly and the liquid is so pigmented and opaque. I am truly impressed  by the color and quality of this liner. The teeny tiny pointed brush tip is awesome.

I do happen to have one issue though with this product. And that is, that it smears off rather easily. My eyes don't tend to water much, but when they DO, my wings at the corners will smudge away and drip down sometimes - not a good look! So I definitely wouldn't call this waterproof. Surprisingly, I've actually never had this problem before with a liquid liner.

So I was looking, and I think Sephora's 12 Hour Wear Liner or Waterproof Liner would be better for me. I do love this brush though and I don't think those have a brush quite like this one. I do still wear this liner as it's beautiful and so black and smooth, but I save it for when I know I won't be walking in colder temps, etc. as my eyes tend to water up a little. It doesn't seem to smudge off from rubbing, just from tears. Other than this issue, the liner is great.


So all in all, this is a good liner but if you are the type who gets watery eyes regularly, then you might not like this. I always wear winged liner though, and the rest of it doesn't smudge on me from watery eyes, only the outer corners. It's definitely pigmented and rich and applies beautifully.

You can get this liner HERE and at your local Sephora store.

Ingredients: Water, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Alcohol Denat, Glycerin, Ci 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), Pullulan, Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hectorite, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide.

Have you tried any of Sephora's liquid liners? What did you think and do you have any favorites? I'd love to hear from you. Comment below!

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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Tarte Energy Noir Palette Review

Tarte Energy Noir Eye and Cheek Clay Palette Review

Hey everyone! When I laid eyes on the Tarte Energy Noir Palette, it was love at first sight. It's like it was made for me! That beautiful neutral blush and those smokey purple shades? Perfection. This gorgeous addition to the Tarte Fall Collection had to be mine.

Today I am reviewing this gem of a palette, and lets just get straight to it!

I have always appreciated Tarte's approach with using natural but very effective ingredients in their products. I also love that they combine such beautiful neutral shades in their palettes.

Like all of their other palettes, this one comes with instructions on getting some eye looks with it. This is always appreciated, especially for beginners. They include a daytime and nighttime look.

The packaging is in the usual signature color, my favorite color - purple. It's a very strong case and I love the gold with the purple. Very pretty.

What makes this palette really unique is that it's an eye and cheek palette. It has 8 eyeshadow colors, a blush and a highlight shade. As the palette is Fall-inspired the shades are perfect for Fall. Beautiful sultry purples and greys. The two darker shades at the bottom left can be used as eyeliners or to deepen up the crease. I am also loving that there is a rich deep brown in this palette. I love dark browns and often prefer them over black - they give that darkness and definition you want without being too harsh.

This palette is of course infused with Tarte's famous Amazonian Clay (which is beneficial for the skin and is supposed to provide longer, better and truer wear). And the palette also contains Vitamin E and mineral pigments.

The blush (Unearthed) is a shade exclusive to this palette. It is very neutral and very pigmented. I love it and it's the perfect blush shade for me. The highlighter (Crystal Spark) is stunning. When I first seen it, I thought it might not look as great on me as it would on someone with darker skin because it's a bit darker than the highlighters I typically use, but I quickly learned that you cannot always judge a highlighter by it's shade - the highlighter looks great on my lighter skin. It is so shimmery and provides such a beautiful sheen and glow. It of course can be used on the high points all over the face and also in the inner corners. I sometimes dab this in the center of my eyelid over another color as well. I often pull out this palette just for the highlighter alone! I especially love it on my cheekbones. It's awesome.

I love the matte purple shade (Misty Mauve) as a transition and crease color, as well as the grey (Stone Unturned). I have created so many different looks with this, all unique. The rich dark purple at the bottom (Power Plum) is gorgeous and the sheeny colors (Charged Up and Up Too Slate) are so beautiful and excellent all over the lid. 

I find these colors very blendable and also super pigmented.

Swatches: Full Moon, Stone Unturned, Charged Up, Up Too Slate, Dark Drive, Misty Mauve, Power Plum and Lunar Eclipse

 Up Too Slate and Charged Up

Swatches: Unearthed (blush) and Crystal Spark (highlighter)

The photo doesn't really do the highligher justice. It's one of those things you need to try in person to see how pretty it is.

I'm really happy I got this palette. I am a big fan of Tarte and they really did a great job with the Energy Noir line. I totally recommend this palette!

You can get this palette HERE  

Ingredients:  Amazonian clay eye shadows: Full Moon: Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Kaolin, Carmine (CI 75470). (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
Charged Up: Mica, Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470).
Dark Drive: Mica, Boron Nitride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Sorbic Acid, Silica, Kaolin. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).
Stone Unturned: Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Kaolin, Mica, Carmine (CI 75470). (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
Up Too Slate: Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Kaolin, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Carmine (CI 75470). (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Misty Mauve: Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Kaolin, Mica. (+/-): Manganese Violet CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007).
Power Plum: Boron Nitride, Mica, Polyethylene, PTFE, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoeicosane, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Polyisobutene, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone, Carmine (CI 75470). (+/-): Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).
Lunar Eclipse: Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Kaolin, Mica, Carmine (CI 75470). (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
Amazonian clay 12-Hour blush in Unearthed: Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Kaolin, Silica, Carmine (CI 75470). (+/-): Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).  

Amazonian clay highlighter in Crystal Spark: Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Kaolin, Silica, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Montmorillonite, Carmine (CI 75470). (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000). 

What has your experience been with Tarte eyeshadows and blushes? I'd love to hear from you. Comment below!
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Thursday, 15 October 2015

ColourPop Haul & Swatches

ColourPop Eyeshadow Haul & Swatches

Hi lovelies! Today I will be showing you my ColourPop haul, which consists of all eyeshadows (my favorite ColourPop product). I am obsessed with these pigmented, neat-textured and half-creamy shadows.

I have already done an in-depth review of 4 beautiful ColourPop eyeshadows, which can be found HERE. There are 13 additional shades in this haul and I'm here with a pic heavy post with swatches too. These eyeshadows are simply beautiful. They are so unique and so insanely pigmented and vibrant.

You'll notice some shadows are separated in different sections. That's because not all of the shadows were purchased at the exact same time. I just wanted to make sure all of them were photographed!

Alright, here we go!


I think it's so cute how ColourPop always includes personalized notes in their packages. They also always come in such nice and sturdy, brightly colored boxes.

I'm just loving the beautiful colors! Alright, on to each shade!

Dare is a gorgeous, super bright rich purple and it contains flecks of hot pink and violet glitter. It's so vibrant! I especially love using this on my lower lash line for a pop of color.

Amaze is a bronzey metallic gold shade with multi-colored glitter specks. Very pretty, very sparkly. A neutral but striking. Love it.

I Heart This is one of my favorites. Another striking neutral. It's a cool-toned silvery, sparkly taupe with multi-colored glitter. It's soooo shimmery and beautiful. I love taupe shades.

Cricket is exactly as described: "a smokey mid-tone plum with cool highlights of soft glitter". This shade is very dark but almost has a somewhat duochrome effect with the purpleness that shines through in the sparkles. It's stunning!

Cheeky is a medium candy coral pink with a more satin finish (no sparkle). It's so pigmented and gorgeous. I just love this shade, it adds a beautiful, and soft, pop of color.

I love Chipper and I love the name! It's a sparkly minty bright green. This shade is vibrant and so super unique.

Get Lucky is the prettiest gold shadow I have. It is described as an "intense ultra metallic, liquid-like true gold" and I couldn't agree more. It's a very rich gold, the best I've ever seen. Love it!

 Swatches: Dare, Amaze, I Heart This, Cricket, Cheeky, Chipper and Get Lucky

 One swipe! Dare, Get Lucky, Chipper

Tassel is described as a "bright true white with multidimensional highly reflective glitter". I adore this shade. It is so beautiful and such a bright snow-white color. It also has white sparkles that shine and shimmer like a chandelier. Ha! Really though, it's beautiful. I actually used this shade as a little topper on my eyeshadow for my wedding day. I thought the white sparkly beautifulness fit perfectly for that day. This color is also great in the inner corners, and basically anywhere you want some amazing highlight and glimmer.

Bae is one very awesome and extraordinary shade. It's a rich eggplant purple with an emerald and turquoise glittery duochrome metallic finish. This shade is amazing! ColourPop really knows how to get multiple tones in one eyeshadow, and in a really beautiful and unqiue way.

Bites is a pure true white in a matte finish. This shade is just your basic matte white. I don't know about you, but I can always use a matte white. In fact, this makes a great eyeshadow base, as it makes other colors show up more vibrantly.

 Swatches: Tassel, Bae and Bites

Gorgeous Hammered is described as a "smokey olive with tons of gold glitter and a soft sprinkle of multicolored sparkles in a metallic finish". This shade is stunning, as you can see. I just love deep greens and olive greens. This one is incredible.

On the website, this shade is just called "Swan", when I got it, I noticed there is a little more to the name but I still call it Swan. This color is an absolute staple in my makeup collection. I know you are probably starting to think that all of these whites look the same. Well, they are actually surprisingly all different. Similar, but still different. When I first got this shade, I was a bit disappointed because I thought it was exactly the same as Tassel (a sparkly white). But nope, there is a difference! A difference that is most noticeable when wearing it. Tassel is a true snow-white, while Swan is a more cream white with pink duochrome sheen and sparkles. I love Swan in my innercorner, it has become the main color I use there. There is just such a pretty shimmery light pink gleam to it, and it comes off quite different on the eyes than Tassel does. So in the end, I was so happy I got this because it's gorgeous and unique from the others and I use it all the time.

Swatches: Swan and Tassel - if you look closely, you can see that Swan, (on the left), has some slight pink and is more creamy-white than snow-white, like Tassel is (on the right).

Flipper is a soft tangerine color with pink and silver glitter with a metallic finish. This is a very pretty shade. I have been loving orangey peach shades lately and this one is gorgeous. So sparkly!

 just one swipe of Hammered

 Swatches: Hammered, Flipper and Swan

my pigment/ColourPop drawer

So that's my haul and swatches! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the beautiful shades. I highly recommend these shadows. They are so very affordable and they give color payoff like I have never seen before. Not to mention ColourPop has kinda become the queen in sparkle, pigmentation and shine. There's nothing like these shadows!

Hope you all have a fabulous day!

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