Friday, May 27, 2016

REVIEW: Too Cool For School Art Class by Rodin Shading Palette

I am so excited about this review, because I have been really enjoying this product! This is a contour compact by a Korean brand known as Too Cool For School. It may sound familiar because Sephora began selling some products from this brand online and in store beginning just last year. Unfortunately this contour compact is not sold at Sephora. I purchased mine on Memebox, however it is currently sold out. You can find this compact at Jolse.com for ~ $16.

Auguste Rodin was a French sculptor from the 19th century, and is the influence of this contour compact. The packaging is made out of plastic, with a sticker plastered atop as the label. I do not care much for the packaging, but it is good to note that the compact has a good snapping clasp that you have to press down in order to close, therefore the packaging in my opinion isn't too cheap or flimsy. The compact comes with a mirror and is thin enough to travel with.



The contour compact contains 9.5 grams of products and comes with three multi-color shades. The shades range from light, medium to dark, but even the darkest color is not that dark. I would recommend this for those who have fair to light-medium skin tones otherwise the contour may not show up.

What I like about this contour compact is that the colors themselves are neutral. I find that many of the contour products I have are either too warm or they make my face look too ashy. You can see on my arm how the lightest shade on the left is too light for my skin at least for my arm, but when I blend the entire compact with a brush the color is much more vivid.

All three blended. Because the contour shade is light, I feel that it is difficult to mess your contour up-- It's forgiving. I blend all three together to contour the majority of my face. I use the left and middle shades together to contour my nose.


The product itself is a little stiff when you first use it until you break into the top layer which the product will be smoother underneath. I like to use my e.l.f. Beautifully Bare blending brush that can be found at Target for $6 to apply this contour.


No contour.


Contour.


Overall I like this contour palette a lot and I highly recommend it for those who have fair to light/medium skin tones. :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Costco Deals: Guerlain Rouge Lipsticks and Embryolisse Lait Creme!

New beauty items have been posted on Costco.com, notably four shades from the Guerlain Rouge D Guerlain Lipstick collection are on sale for $36.99, normally retailing for $54. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre is also available for $39.99 for a two-pack. These are 2.6 oz each, and normally retail for $28 for one. You are essentially saving $16 by buying this two-pack. As a reminder, you must be a Costco member to purchase these items. Shipping is free.





Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè 2-Pack 
Image source: Costco.com

Saturday, May 21, 2016

SWATCHES: BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette

I was one of the lucky fans that was successful at pre-ordering  BECCA x Jaclyn Hill's Champagne Collection Face palette which will be released online at Sephora on May 26. Her champagne collection consists of the palette, two eye shadow palettes with different finishes, a Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector, Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed and Poured. The pressed has been released since last year, and I absolutely love it!

This palette consists of two Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop and Prosecco Pop, along with three blushes: Rosé Spritz, Amaretto, and Pamplemousse. The total amount of product in this palette is 0.72 ounces which retails for $52. You can click on the photos themselves to enlarge.








According to Sephora's website:
  • Rosé Spritz (0.10 oz)- luminous blush, soft peachy pink with pale gold shimmer
  • Amaretto (0.12 oz) - mineral blush, matte toasted almond
  • Pamplemousse (0.12 oz)- matte warm coral pink
  • Champagne Pop (0.19 oz) - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed highlighter, soft white gold with  pinky peach undertones
  • Prosecco Pop (0.19 oz) - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed highlighter, medium warm gold

I already own Champagne Pop, and I adore it! I've never tried any of Becca's blushes before so this would be a great way to also try out their blush formula. This IS a limited edition palette that will probably sell out, so make sure to get your hands on it if you want to. I have a feeling this will be a hit for me personally for this upcoming summer!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Manicure Monday!

It's been such a long time since I have last given myself a manicure, but I am graduating this Friday, so I thought why not paint them! I was deciding between painting my nails with the colors on the left or going ahead with the Nailene acrylics, but I opted for the OPIs and Wet n Wild since I'll be moving boxes home soon. No need for broken nails!



My school colors are black and yellow/gold, but I wanted something neutral, but fun. :)
  • OPI - Java Mauve-y - This is one of my favorites from OPI. I feel like the color is between a mauve and a burnt orange?
  • OPI - The Living Daylights - So. much. glitter. Multiple applications is necessary in order to get a concentrated amount of glitter. It's essentially a bunch of copper, aqua, and silver glitter dumped into a bottle of clear nail lacquer.
  • Wet n Wild - All That Jazzy - This is almost a metallic gold with fine gold micro glitters, so the formula is very wet which can be difficult to work with. 
 I just wanted to say congratulations to all the graduates that have graduated this year already or are graduating soon! :)

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Costco Deal: 2 Beauty Blenders for $30 + Free Shipping

Beauty Blender lovers and Costco members out there, there's a great deal online at Costco where you can get two Beauty Blenders for $30, making each one $15. One Beauty Blender retails for $20, so essentially this deal saves you 25% off!



REVIEW: SkinFood Black Sugar Mask


Happy weekend everyone! I did a review on one of my new favorites, the SkinFood Black Sugar Mask. I will most likely do more Korean beauty reviews/first impressions since I have accumulated quite a large collection. :) Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

My Pre-Graduation Photos Makeup!

Happy hump-day everyone! I took pre-graduation photos this past Sunday, so I took my time doing my makeup, but in my opinion it was nothing fancy or special. Click on the photos below to enlarge to see my makeup. The last photo provides the details of my makeup. :)






  •  L'Oreal True Match - W3
  • Revlon Pressed Powder - Light/Medium
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder - Brunette
  • NYX Brow Gel - Brunette
  • Physicians Formula 2-in-1 Liquid Eyeliner + Serum
  • Too Cool For School - Art Class by Rodin Contour
  • Gerard Cosmetics Lip Gloss - Nude
  • Ardell Natural #110
  • Nars Blush - Orgasm
  • Tarte Tartelette in Bloom eye shadow palette - Firecracker - lids; Flower Child - inner corners; Smarty Pants and Rebel - creases; Activist - outer V's, and Charmer - brow bones

As funny as this sounds, I was feeling my brows on Sunday. I always struggle with filling in my brows, but I've noticed that the NYX Brow Gel really helps me define my brow shape which is why it has become one of my favorite brow products. I use an angled brow brush to outline the shape and then I use the spoolie to soften the lines out followed by filling the hairs and spaces in with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder in Brunette.

I have been loving the Tarte Cosmetics' Tartelette in Bloom Eyeshadow Palette ever since I purchased it in December. It's been my go-to eye shadow palette! Since these were for my graduation photos, I didn't want to overdo it on the lips, so I wore a nude lip gloss by Gerard Cosmetics. I am not a lip gloss lover, but this is a beautiful and comfortable lip gloss that isn't too sticky or slippery. :)



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