4.21.2015

Jordana CatEye Liner Review

*Press Sample*

More awesome new products from Jordana to share with you today! These are liquid liners in an 8 shade range. There are some really fun, bright colors along with some more wearable, everyday shades. 

I really love colored eyeliner for summertime. It's such a quick and simple way to add something to your face without all the blending and layering eyeshadow can require. And when it's super hot outside, you usually don't want to be piling it on anyway!


L-R: Orchid, Suede, Twilight, Caribbean, Envy, Future, Black Brown, and Black Leather



I've worn a lot of these shades and have been pretty impressed! They apply easily and smoothly and have lasting power all day. I will warn you that the shade Twilight stained my lids even over primer and shadow which I was surprised about but I love the shade so much I don't think that it's a deal breaker. ;)

If the brighter, lighter shades intimidate you or don't define your eyes enough, my favorite trick is to do a double liner look with a black liner closest to the lash line. That way you get the definition that makes only a dark liner can give, but you get the bright color pop as well. I did this on my eyes below using Orchid.




These retail for $2.99 each. They are available at jordanacosmetics.com and Walgreens.

See any colors that appeal to you?

*Products sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
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4.14.2015

Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks Swatches and Review

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It's no secret Jordana has some serious gems hiding at the drugstore. I've got some new ones to show you today! 

Matte lipsticks have been a major trend this year and the Modern Matte line has got you covered! There is a huge range of shades to choose from and the formula is amazing. Matte lipsticks have really come a long way in terms of comfortable wear and these are right up there. Of course, you always want to exfoliate your lips and wear a light balm for a while before applying. If you do that, you get a pretty smooth application. 

Once on the lips, wear time for me is almost 4 hours before needing a touch up. Even then, it was just that- a touch up. Most of the color was still on my lips from my original application, even through eating and drinking! These are not extremely drying on the lips either. If I noticed my lips needed a little something during the day I would lightly apply a clear balm on top. 

Let's look at the shades! These first 12 were sent to me first, and I recently recieved 6 more shades to round out this collection to 18! I love the packaging. For a budget brand, it's not too cheap looking at all. I like that the tube perfectly matches the actual lipstick inside. 


The neutrals- Matte Bare, Matte Blush, Matte Frappuccino, Matte Tease, Matte Classy


The pinks- Matte Adorable, Matte Popular, Matte It Girl, Matte Dare


The oranges/red- Matte Pretty, Matte Caliente, Matte Style


These are the recent additions to the line:


Matte Whisper, Matte Innocent, Matte Goddess, Matte Divine, Matte Gorgeous, Matte Ambition


So many colors to choose from, definitely something for everyone! My top two are Matte Style and Matte Divine. But being the makeup addict I am, I love them all for one reason or another. ;)

Let me know which colors you are loving!

Pick these up in select Walgreens and on Jordanacosmetics.com for just $2.99!

*Products sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.

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4.09.2015

New Blog Sale!

Hi guys!

I've revamped my blog sale and made everything into $15 lots! This is a great value for how many polishes are in each. Most polishes are hardly used. I'll be added a bunch of makeup lots hopefully very soon! Click *here* to view my blog sale page or click the blog sale tab at the top of my blog. All info you need will be there! Thanks for taking a look!!

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4.07.2015

Milani Fierce Foil Lipgloss Swatches

*Press Sample*

Milani recently came out with a limited edition collection of lip glosses called Fierce Foil that pack a punch in the glitter/shimmer department! There are 6 in this collection and I have 2 shades to show you today. 

Venice and Sardinia



Sardinia is a coral shade. It's sheer but buildable to where you can cover most of your natural lip color.  With both these shades there is a lot of obvious glitter/shimmer so the look may not be for everyone.


 Venice is a light nude pink with lots of silvery shimmer. On me, I feel like it's very sheer and could add glitter and shine over any color without changing it. This has a very metallic look with all the silvery glitter particles. Very pretty!



Here you can see more of the texture of the shimmer/glitter.



I almost forgot to mention the scent! I am so obsessed with the way these smell! It's a yummy vanilla cake batter scent reminiscent of Lip Smackers Vanilla Frosting lip gloss which I worshipped as a 12 year old. haha I want to reach for these glosses for the scent alone.

As I mentioned before, the high glitter/shimmer content may not be for everyone's taste. It's not what I typically reach for but these aren't gritty or glittery in the traditional way that makes people shy away from them, so that makes them worth a shot!

Find the Fierce Foil collection at CVS!

*Product sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.

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3.11.2015

New Sinful Colors for Spring 2015

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Sinful Colors is probably my favorite drugstore nail polish brand. I have 5 from a handful of new collections they have put out for spring 2015 to show you today! Let's take a look!

There are 3 polishes total in the Opalescent Trend Toppers collection and this one is called Prized Plume. It's a sheer shimmer packed teal. I layered 2 coats over both black and white. As you can see, this is very versatile and gives 2 very different looks! I think the layering possibilities are endless.


From the Citrus Twist Toppers collection, I have Zest of Times and Horizon Shine. I really love these!

Zest of Times is a bright pink shimmer fleck topper that has some color shifting abilities. Below,  I layered 2 coats over a medium pink creme, white, and black. I am obsessed with this over black! I did a full mani with it that I'll show you at the end of this post.


Horizon Shine is a bright red-orange topper with same color shifting flecks. Again, I layered this over a matching bright red-orange creme, white, and black.


And the final collection is Bloomblast Glitter. These all have the indie polish feel.

 Flower Power. I layered this over Zoya Dot which is pretty sheer on it's own but was a nice base for this also sheer topper. Very delicate and pretty!


And finally, Petal Be the Day. This one looks milky in the bottle but applies more like a clear base would. I did 2 coats over Zoya Prim. Very mermaid-like!


And here is the full mani I ended up doing with Zest of Times because I loved it so much over black. I put a row of lavender glequins on top. I love the edgy but girly look this has!


Fun new additions, right?

These new polishes from Sinful Colors should be in stores now! At least I have already seen them at my Walgreens.

Keep up with SinfulColors on social media!
 
Twitter: @SinfulColors_NP

*Polish was sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
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2.19.2015

Jordana Easyliner For Eyes and Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil: New for 2015 Swatches and Review

*Press Sample*

Jordana is adding 3 new liner shades to their Easyliner For Eyes range. 

Top to bottom: Tantalizing Teal, Blackest Blue, and Khaki.



These come in twist up pen form which is always convenient. 


Blackest Blue, Tantalizing Teal, and Khaki. This may be just me, but I feel like the Khaki shade would be good for contouring the nose because of the small liner tip and cool gray toned color. I need to try that soon!


These are decent liners but not my absolute favorite. They glide on pretty smoothly and  are good for beginners because they don't set quickly which leaves room to fix errors. But because of this the lasting power isn't amazing. I do get transfer on my upper lid throughout the day which I don't like. I like the new shade choices but I wish the formula was just a bit more long-lasting.

These are $2.50 at Jordana.com.

Jordana has also expanded their Fabubrow line with 3 new shades. Each pencil comes with a mini brow comb. I still prefer a spoolie and angled brush for blending but in a pinch this does ok. I like that these shades aren't as red toned as the existing shades in this line.


L-R: Midnight Brown, Soft Brown and Light Taupe


These do a decent job of filling in brows. I do wish the pencil was more waxy though. Still a great budget friendly option at $2.99!

Is anyone planning to pick these new shades up?




*Product sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.



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2.18.2015

Jordana Color Tint Blush Sticks Swatches and Review

*Press Sample*

Jordana has some exciting new releases for 2015 and I'm going to be sharing them with you here on the blog over the next little bit!

I love cream blushes. They are super flattering and natural. Even though I have oily skin, I can usually wear cream blushes without issue. Jordana is adding to their Color Tint Blush stick line with 6 new shades. They are all very wearable despite how bright some look.


The sticks fit in the palm of my hand and are very travel friendly. They come in little twist up tubes with a clear lid. You can apply these directly to your face and blend with your finger or a brush, or you can pick the product up straight from the tube with a brush for a little more control. That is my preferred method.


Unblended swatches L-R: Rouge Romance, Hot Hot Hot, Baby Pink, Peach Nectar, Sunkissed, and Golden Sheen


These are slightly blended out but you can sheer them out even more with more blending.


I really love all of these shades and think they are very wearable for everyday. I will definitely be reaching for them regularly. My favorites are Baby Pink and Peach Nectar.

Below, I am wearing Sunkissed.


And here I am wearing Peach Nectar.


As you can see these can be sheered out to a nice subtle look or you can do less blending to get a brighter flush.

I would definitely recommend picking these up, especially if you are new to cream blushes. Or have a cream blush obsession the way I do. ;) Best part is that they are only $2.99! I love the shade selection and formula of these as well.





*Product sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
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