Monday, May 20, 2013

MAC Pro Blush Swatches.

Hello Beauties! As promised many moons ago in this particular post I'm finally getting around to posting swatches of my MAC Pro blushes. This is by far my favorite blush palette and I use it all the time. Usually when I travel these are the blushes I bring with me.

MAC Pro Blushes

Top row (from left): 
Salsarose "Lightly iridescent coral" - satin 
Azalea "Bright iridescent blue pink" - frost 
Rhubarb "Bright magenta" - satin

Bottom row (from left)
Devil "Bright orange coral" - satin (my favorite)
Burnt Pepper "Warm rich terra-cotta" - matte
**Blunt "Muted golden brown" - matte 

Price: $17
Where to buy: here or any free standing MAC Pro store


From left: Rhubarb, Azalea, Salsarose

Blunt, Burnt Pepper, Devil


** Blunt is not considered a "Pro" blush. It's holding a spot until I can decide on Cantaloupe or Apple Red.

These blushes are VERY pigmented. A little truly goes a long way. I use a stipling blush or a fluffy angled brush and VERY light hand.

Please leave any thoughts or questions in the comments below.

Thank you so much for reading!

XOXO Brittany

Thursday, May 16, 2013

MAC Art of the Eye.

Hello Beauties! Today I have a little haul from the MAC Art of the Eye Collection. I only picked up a few (well most) of the single eye shadows.

Price: $15 (each)
Where to buy: MAC Online/Select MAC stores

Hajar Karim 
"Clean Warm Green" Veluxe Finish

"Deep Bright Orange" Matte

"Deep Blue Purple" Veluxe Pearl

"Deep aqua blue w/ bright green and blue pearl" Frost


From left: Hajar Karim, Farasha, Banafsaji, Parrot

These are all limited edition products but the all of the products in the collection aren't. 

Did you pick up anything from this collection?

Please leave any thoughts or questions in the comments below.

Thanks for reading!

XOXO Brittany

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Khroma Beauty Joystick Lip Laquer: Shocking Pink.

Hello Beauties! I have really quick post today of this gorgeous pink lipstick from the Kardashian beauty line.

Khroma Beauty Joystick Lip Laquer - Shocking Pink

Description: "Super intense long lasting lip color does on like a cream and lasts through all the fun and games."
Price: $8.99
Where to buy: I purchased mine from Ulta Beauty


I really love the color. The finish is semi-matte/satin. It wore on me for around 5 hours without having to reapply. 

I can admit I don't reach for lipsticks in the pencil form so hopefully this won't be the case with this one as well.

If it matters to you it smells really good. Reminds me of something sweet.

Please leave any thoughts or questions in the comments below.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer/Blush Duo: Glimmer.

Hello Beauties! Here's a new blush/bronzer duo from Sonia Kashuk that I purchased a few weeks ago and I can't seem to put it down.

Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer/Blush Duo in Glimmer

Price: $12.99
Where to buy: Target (in store or online)


Blush, bronzer and swatch of the Bare Illuminating Bronzer
(As you can see they are identical so if you're thinking about getting both there really isn't a need to)

The texture is really smooth. It reminds me of the MAC In Extra Dimension products. The pigmentation is awesome and they each leave a nice glow that's perfect for Spring and Summer.

Please leave any thoughts or questions in the comments below.

Thanks for reading!

XOXO Brittany

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MAC Fashion Sets Lip Pencils.

Hello Beauties! I know I was hesitant to do a post on the items I picked up from the Fashion Sets collection but I believe a few places (like Nordstrom) still have the pencils available. Also Ablaze and Heroine lip pencils are coming back in July so definitely keep an eye out for that.

MAC Fashion Sets Lip Pencils

Description: "A pencil designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip..."
Price: $15
Where to buy: MAC (online/in store) or any other authorized sellers

From the top: Embrace Me, Silly, Ablaze, Heroine

Embrace Me, Heroine, Silly, Ablaze


Embrace Me, Heroine, Silly, Ablaze

Quick Comparison

MAC Magenta lip pencil (l), MAC Heroine lip pencil

They are really close but Magenta leans more pink, Heroine more purple.

Where you able to get your hands on these lip pencils?

Please leave any questions in the comments below. 

Thanks for reading!

XOXO Brittany

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Lisi Cosmetics Haul: Swatches + Initial Thoughts.

Hello Beauties! Today's post features a brand that is new to me, called Lisi Cosmetics. I heard about them from YouTube and when I looked them up I was interested in trying a few products. Also when I ordered they were having a 50% of sale so I figured now was a good time to try.

Lisi Cosmetics

I picked a few different products; blushes, eye shadows, a nail polish and an illuminator. Let's start with the blushes...

Lisi Cosmetics  Flushed Pressed Powder Blush

From left: Bali, Aruba, Antigua, Maldives,


Price: $9.90

You may have noticed that the packaging looks familiar. They are essentially identical to NARS, only difference is the color of the writing. 

Lisi Cosmetics Satin Eyes Pressed Eye Shadow

From left: Tarragon, Eucalyptus, Bitter Orange, Primrose


Price: $6.90
Lisi Cosmetics Nail Polish

America's Next Top Whatevah nail polish

Price: $6.90

Lisi Cosmetics Glo Skin Illuminator



Price $9.90

So far I've got to try everything but the nail polish and I really like their products. I think they are nice especially for the prices. 

The blushes are really nice and pigmented. Of course they are my favorite out of everything I tried. I will say they are a bit powdery. The eye shadows and the blushes remind me of Inglot. Awesome pigmentation but powdery, nonetheless. 

I applied the blushes to my cheeks using the Real Techniques blush brush and I did not have any issues. They lasted on me around 5-6 hours. 

This is my first liquid illuminator and I really like it. I can see me getting some good use to this for the Summer time. 

I have to mention that their customer service is not that great. I ordered an additional nail polish and I didn't receive it. The only way to contact them is through email and I did so and it has been over 48 hours and no response. However I did receive a blush I did not order but nonetheless I would still like to get what I paid for. 

If you have any questions just leave them in the comments below and I'll be sure to answer them.

Thanks for reading!

XOXO Brittany