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Review: ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Review: ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

The ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick (£4.5 for 3.2 g) is the creme liquid lipstick the brand offers. So this lipstick will not dry down matte like a matte liquid lipstick but stay creamy. The brand also offers Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks and Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipsticks in their “Liquid Lipstick” category. I own the satin liquid lipstick in the shades Baracuda and Jiffy which is a collaboration with Amanda Steele, so it is no longer available on their website.

On their website, they state that the lipstick
is highly pigmented
is a creamy, bold lipstick with a satin finish
 is super long-wearing
 is not completely kiss-proof and does transfer

The lipsticks are so pigmented that they will cover your lip colour with the first swipe. They will stay creamy on your lips but compared to how wet they are when you first apply them, they do dry down a bit. Even though it is a creamy liquid lipstick, they do stay for a good amount of time on your lips but this does depend on if and how you eat or drink. As they also state, this formula is not kiss- or transfer-proof but it does take some time before you will need to reapply. ColourPop is an affordable brand so of course, the packaging is a bit cheap if it has to be affordable. As you can tell on the packaging of Baracuda, almost all the writing on the tube is gone even though I have only used it 2-3 times. I noticed that the two liquid lipsticks I own have different doe foot applicators where the one on Baracuda is more fluffy than the one on Jiffy. I personally prefer a less fluffy applicator like the one on Jiffy.

I will award this liquid lipstick 4.5 hearts out of five possible!

I really enjoy the formula of these liquid lipsticks and I love how long they last on the lips even though they have a satin and very comfortable finish. The only reason I don’t award the liquid lipstick the full five hearts is because the writing goes off so easy and so fast. I don’t see any writing missing on the other shade, Jiffy, so it is possible for them to make it stay. Have you tried the Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks from ColourPop Cosmetics? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation

Review: Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation

The Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation (£4.5 for 30 mL) is the foundation the brand is most known for. They offer two other foundations, CoverAll Creme Foundation and Ultimate Match SPF 15 Foundation, plus a BB Cream. The Wet n Wild brand is really hard to find in the EU! They only have a couple of shades available on some makeup sites and I have only seen some shades in one physical store but the lightest shade they had available did luckily enough match me! And it is not even the lightest shade hahah! I can’t find the foundation on any UK webshops either. I own the foundation in the shade Soft Ivory.

On their website, they state that the foundation
is skin-perfecting
have a matte, light-diffusing complex to give your skin #nofilter perfection
 prevents white cast in photos

The foundation comes with a spatula instead of a pump. For some people, this is a problem but it doesn’t really bother me. The coverage of the foundation is medium but buildable. They state that the foundation is matte but I still think your skin looks alive when wearing it as it is not too matte. I do notice that it clings onto dry patches on my skin. I normally don’t set my entire face with powder but I do think you need to with this one as it doesn’t feel like it really dries down so powder products like bronzer, highlight, and blush will be tough to blend as it will cling onto the foundation. The foundation is available in 20 shades but I think they miss some of the deeper skin tones. They state that the foundation prevents white cast in photos so I tried to take some photos with the foundation on. The first photo is only the foundation and concealer while the second photo is with my makeup done. As you can tell, there is no flashback on any of these photos.

I will award this foundation 5 out of 5 hearts!

I think it is amazing they offer such an incredible foundation at such a low cost! I really think Wet n Wild needs to make an EU webshop so it is easier for us in Europe to get our hands on their products! Have you tried the Photo Focus Foundation from Wet n Wild? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: Coloured Raine Cosmetics Matte Lip Paint

Review: Coloured Raine Cosmetics Matte Lip Paint

The Coloured Raine Cosmetics Matte Lip Paint (£15 for 4 g) is the matte liquid lipstick formula the brand offers. They also offer lip glosses known as Lip Lacquer and stick lipsticks with satin finishes known as Satin Lipsticks. I own the Matte Lip Paint in the shade Brick House.

On their website they state that the lipstick
will dry down matte leaving your lips vibrant for hours
won’t budge unless oil based product is used for removal

At first sight I noticed that the applicator is more flat than usual and not as “fluffy”. I like that it isn’t as fluffy but I would have liked a more curved applicator like a doe foot applicator. But the applicator does it’s job I just personally prefer the doe foot applicator. The formula is very pigmented and is really easy to apply! The liquid lipstick dries down very fast and feels a bit uncomfortable at first but it is like the uncomfortable feeling will go away after a while and will afterward feel lightweight on the lips. There is no transfer at all! Once the liquid lipstick has dried down matte it won’t move! I don’t think you absolutely need an oil based product to remove the lipstick as I am able to remove it using a baby wipe. But if you want to make it easier for your self, then a oil based remover is a good choice.

I will award this liquid lipstick 5 hearts out of 5 possible!

I think this is an incredible good liquid lipstick formula and I will definitely get wear out of this one! I also think I would invest in more shades of this formula. I am not the biggest fan of the packaging as I just don’t think it looks cute at all. But the product works so it is okay hahah. Have you tried the Matte Lip Paint from Coloured Raine Cosmetics? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: L’Oréal Paris Paradise Mascara

Review: L’Oréal Paris Paradise Mascara

The L’Oréal Paris Paradise Mascara (£12 for 6.4 mL) is one of the newest mascara launches from the brand. The mascara is available in another form in the US called Lash Paradise Mascara. When looking into the ingredients there are some differences which I have marked with bold writing. The ones marked are not present in the other mascara.

Ingredients Paradise Mascara, EU (source: Sainsburys.co.uk)
Aqua / Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Cera Alba / Beeswax, Synthetic Beeswax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polybutene, Cetyl Alcohol, Steareth-20, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Steareth-2, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia Senegal Gum, Tribehenin, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Behenate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil / Castor Seed Oil, Maltodextrin, Potassium Sorbate, BHT, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, [+/- May contain: CI 77499 / Iron Oxides], (F.I.L. B206093/2)

Ingredients Lash Paradise Mascara, US (source: Ulta.com)
Aqua / Water / Eau, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax / Cire De Carnauba, Ethylene / Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Styrene / Acrylates / Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire Dabeille, Synthetic Beeswax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polybutene, Cetyl Alcohol, Steareth-20, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Steareth-2, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia Senegal Gum, Tribehenin, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Behenate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Silica, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, BHT. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77007 / Ultramarines.

Since the product first launched in the US I guess this is the orignial formula. I don’t see why they changed the formula as I don’t think silica (silicone dioxide) in the mascara could do any harm.

On their website they state that the mascara
will give your lashes intense volume and length
makes your lashes feel softer without any flaking

I think this mascara makes my lashes look beautiful! It does give them a lot of volume and a good amount of length. It keeps looking great on my lashes for a good amount of time but it does transfer to my skin beneath my brows which I find a lot of mascaras does. When trying out this mascara I got an allergic reaction to something in it so my eyes began to scratch the day after I have worn it and my eyelids turned red and dry. The first time I tried the mascara I tried a new eyeliner as well so I did not know what caused the reaction. But after a second try I got the same reaction again which is why I never will use this mascara again. I have not found anyone saying they had an allergic reaction as well. I don’t know what caused my reaction but if you are allergic to a lot of different things and have sensitive skin, then I would not recommend this product.

I will award this mascara 3 out of 5 hearts.

Even though I think this mascara looks gorgeous on the eyes I hate that it causes an allergic reaction. I don’t know what caused the reaction but I have sent them a message to hear if they know anything. So many people love this mascara so if you don’t have any known allergies then I think you would love this one as well. Have you tried the Paradise Mascara from L’Oréal Paris? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Metallic Lip

Review: ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Metallic Lip

The ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip (£4.6 for 2.85 g) are the metallic liquid lipsticks the brand offers. I own the metallic liquid lipstick in the shades 3-Way and Man Eater.

On their website they state that the liquid lipstick
is super intense
is transfer-proof
is very long-wearing
feels smooth and comfortable on the lips

The pigment in these metallic liquid lips are super intense and you will not be able to see your own lip colour through it as it is super pigmented! I don’t think they are a 100% transfer-proof as some of the colour does come of when drinking or doing the kiss test. They do look good for a good amount of time but I do believe they will need to be reapplied after some time depending on what you are doing. They do feel really good on the lips. They don’t dry down “matte” but stay a bit wet and reminds me a bit of a regular creme lipstick.

I will award this metallic liquid lipstick 3 hearts out of 5 possible.

I do enjoy these metallic liquid lips. I think they are fun and are full of pigment! The longevity of the lipstick does depend on what you are doing as it will wear off slowly. Even though the lipstick does transfer I will still be using it. Have you tried the Ultra Metallic Lip from ColourPop Cosmetics? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter

Review: Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter

The Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter (£6 for 18 mL) is the liquid highlighter that the brand, Makeup Revolution, offers. They also offer a lot of different powder highlighters as well as stick highlighters. I own the liquid highlighter in the shade Starlight. It is available in six other shades as well.

On their website they state that the highlighter
is highly pigmented
can be applied on the face as highlighter or mixed into the foundation for a luminous look

When I first heard that Makeup Revolution was coming out with a liquid highlighter I could not wait to get my hands on it! There have been so much talk about the liquid highlighters from Iconic London but it is always so much nicer to try new products when they are affordable. I was so exited that they came out with seven shades and at least one of them would work on my fair skintone. The liquid highlighter is soooo pigmented I was so shocked when I first applied it to my cheekbones! If you don’t like a blinding highlight, then this is not for you! The highlight keeps going strong all day! It does not fade or move! I also tried mixing it into my foundation. At first I was a bit afraid that it would alter the shade of my foundation but it still matched me. I applied it all over my face and down my neck and it looked gorgeous! Depending on how much highlight you mix into the foundation the more glow you will get! I only mixed in about 2-4 drops as I did not know what to expect. But it looked so stunning through the 8+ hours I wore it!

I will award this liquid highlighter 5 out of 5 hearts!

I really adore this liquid highlighter and it is highly pigmented, as they state, and can be used as a highlighter or mixed into foundation or any other stuff like cremes! I hope they release more shades as I would like to see some more fair shades like an all white shade or a silver one! They have a shade named Unicorn Elixir which looks a bit different than the other ones on their swatches on their website:

It does not look as pigmented as the other ones and looks like it contains a lot of glitter witch the others don’t look like they do. I can say for sure that Starlight dosen’t contain glitter. Have you tried the Liquid Highlighter from Makeup Revolution? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

Review: ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

The ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick (£4.5 for 3.2 g) are one of the finishes the brand ColourPop offers their liquid lipsticks in. They also offers satin mattes and a sheer matte finish which they call blotted matte. I own the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shades Beeper, Bumble, Love Bug, and Thursday.

On their website they state that the liquid lipstick
have a thin, lightweight formula
 glides smoothly onto the lips
have a super intense pigment
leaves you with a ultra matte look
is very long-wearing and 100% kiss proof (no transferring)

I had heard that the Ultra Matte formula from ColourPop should be uncomfortable on the lips so I was both sad and scared to try them as I would love to find some cheap liquid lipstick I actually liked and I feel like there are a lot to chose from in the ColourPop range! But when I first tried one I was completely shocked! The formula was nothing I had expected at all! It is so easy to work with on the lips and none of the shades I own is streaky which really surprised me! When the liquid lipstick dries down it dries completely matte but is very comfortable on the lips! Maybe one of the most comfortable formulas I have ever tried! I did a wear test with the shade Beeper at my uncles 50th birthday party and it stayed on through all the meals and did not transfer onto my glass! I was so impressed! I wore it for more than 8 hours and nothing moved! Not even in the centre of the lips where the lipstick normally fades first. Everything was perfect and it kept staying comfortable all night!

One thing I find weird is that the applicator on the shade Thursday is not the same as the other three. I prefer the more fluffy applicator which is what the three other shades comes with. I feel like it picks up more product; I only needed two dips into the container with the other shades but three dips with Thursday. Why Thursday comes with a different applicator I don’t know. Another thing I noticed is that the shades dry down to darker shades than what they looks like in the container (especially Beeper) which I think is what to be expected from a matte formula.

The packaging is what to expect for £4.5. The container itself is very lightweight and the logo and information on the container wears of very easy.

I will award this liquid lipstick 5 out of 5 hearts!

I can’t believe I didn’t try them out sooner! I need to wear this formula a lot more and invest in a lot of shades! Have you tried the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick from ColourPop Cosmetics? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments and tell me your favourite shade!

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Review: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost

Review: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost

The Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost (£25.50 for 15 g) is the highlighter the brand offers. Right now, Jeffree Star Cosmetics have 12 shades as a part of the permanent selection. I own the shade Lavender Snow from the permanent line but own two limited editions as well.

On his website he state that the highlighter
is extremely pigmented
have a unique soft buttery formula

I was really surprised over how pigmented the skin frost Lavender Snow was the first time I swatched it and applied it to my cheeks. My boyfriend even told me I looked like a discoball hahahah. But I like that it was blinding as that is what he states and what he always talk about in his youtube videos.

I think there is a big difference in how pigmented and blinding the skin frosts are. Lavender Snow from the permanent line is very blinding while the other skin frosts I own (which are limited edition) is not as blinding or as good quality. I own Eclipse and Crystal Ball, I do think Eclipse is very pretty but not blinding as I would have expected. I think Crystal Ball have a weird texture where it don’t spread out evenly. I think the actual formula of them is a bit strange as some of them seem to develop some kind of layer upon the product so you can’t get any pay off. I see it in my pans where I have used more pressure than I normally would for example if I have used a small brush and want my brow bone to really pop, then I would apply more pressure into the pan to get more product onto the brush.

I will award the Skin Frosts 4 hearts out of 5 possible.

I really like this product and how many shades there are available. I would have preferred if the pigmentation were about the same in every shade of them but as I don’t prefer a ultra blinding highlight I don’t mind that some of them isn’t but I would be disappointed if I was seeking a very blinding highlight and got something there was not as blinding as expected. I also find it weird that the formula develops some kind of shield but as I only use the smaller brushes in the edges of the pan it doesn’t affect the entire pan. Have you tried the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frosts? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments and what your favourite shade of Skin Frost is!

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Review: NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Brow Pomade

Review: NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Brow Pomade

The NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Brow Pomade (£6 for 5 g) is the only brow pomade the brand offers. They do offer other kinds of brow products like a powder, five different kinds of pencils, gels, and a wax pencil for shaping the brow. The pomade is available in five shades; Blonde, Chocolate, Brunette, Espresso, and Black. I own the shade Brunette which is darker than my natural brows.

On their website they state that the pomade
is easy to use
glides onto skin and hair
have a smudge- and waterproof formula

The first couple of times I used the pomade it was easy to use and glided onto skin and over hairs very easy. But as time went by I think it got more and more dry and I had to dip my brush into the pomade a lot more to get any pay-off at all. As it got more dry it got harder to use when doing the tail of the brow where I have less hair compared to the rest of my brow.

When I have restored the creaminess of the product with a drop of oil or the Inglot Duraline then the product is all good again and applies beautifully to the skin and glides easily over hairs. The formula of the pomade stays on your skin for a good amount of time. It does not smudge easily and does do not move around on me when I am in the rain or are sweating.

I will award this brow pomade 4.5 hearts out of 5 possible.

I think this brow pomade is really good for the cost! I hate that it dries out and you have to do the extra work to keep it creamy. I know there’s not much of an effort in applying one drop to the pomade but I still think it is annoying that you have to. But I do think products like brow pomades and gel eyeliners generally dries out even though it is a high-end product. Have you tried the Tame & Frame Brow Pomade from NYX Cosmetics? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer

Review: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer

The Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer (£24.50 for 8 g) is one of the most famous bronzers in my world as I always hear everyone talk about it. The brand, Benefit Cosmetics, now offers the bronzer in two shades; the original shade and a lighter one (Hoola Lite).

On their website they state that the bronzer
gives you a natural looking tan
is great for contouring
is matte

I really enjoy the texture of this powder as it is very soft and blends really easy and nice into the skin. It looks very beautiful og natural on the skin, so if you are new to makeup or are looking for a bronzer you can count on then I would definitely recommend looking into this one! I see that this powder would be good for contouring if you have a fair or light skintone but I don’t think you will get a noticeable contour if you have a medium or dark skintone. I use this if I want a soft contour or only want to bronze up my face a bit if I am going for a natural makeup look. This makes me wonder why they made a Hoola Lite and not a darker version of the Hoola bronzer. I went to Sephora and swatched the two next to each other as I was in doubt if the Hoola Lite would be the match for me. But even though I am fair I still don’t think the Hoola Lite would be dark enough for me to use as a bronzer without using the entire pan to get the payoff I am looking for. I think you with the original Hoola bronzer are able to use it if you have a fair to light skintone if you only use a little amount of product and then build it up to the desired intensity.

I will award this bronzer 4 hearts out of 5 possible!

I do really like this bronzer! It is everything I could ask for! But I don’t understand why you would release an even lighter shade and not a darker shade. That is what bugs me. I hope they are in the process of making a Hoola Dark. Have you tried the Hoola Matte Bronzer from Benefit Cosmetics? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments! Do you think they should make a darker shade?

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