#BLOGtober 7th - Soap & Glory Multi-Color Blush Bricks "Love at First Blush" & "Peach Party"

Soap & Glory Multi-Colour Blush Brick

Soap & Glory Shimmer Powders "Peach Party" and "Love at first Blush":

 

These two have been my go-to shimmer blushes all summer!
I might have reached for "Peach Party" a little more as I like the peachy golden/bronzy color more than the pink but both are definitely favorites of mine.

The Soap & Glory blushes are multi-colored shimmer powders, they´re shaped like a wheel which gives me an instant thought of the "Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights" (anyone else?).
However, I will say that Soap & Glory Peach Party and Love at first Blush contains a lot more shimmer, more like the "Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks" (just to make another dupe hint).

They are both smooth in formula and gives a nice color/shimmer payoff.
I love the color it gives when it´s mixed but I also tend to use each color alone a lot.
For example, to highlight my brow bone, down my nose, my cupid's bow. I even use this on my lips with either an oil base or a lipgloss on top.

A lot of the colors are nice as a shimmer base for eye makeup, and also to make your cheekbones pop.

Definitely a budget friendly shimmer product to check out!

 

Soap & Glory Multi-Color Blush Bricks "Love at First Blush" & "Peach Party"
Soap & Glory Multi-Color Blush Bricks Swatch

"Peach Party" to the left and "Love at first Blush" to the right

Used as a highlighter:

Soap & Glory Multi-Color Blush Bricks "Love at First Blush"

"Soap & Glory Love at First Blush"

love at first blush swatch
Soap & Glory Multi-Color Blush Bricks "Peach Party"

"Soap & Glory Peach Party"

PeachParty_swatch.jpg


Get them here (clickable images)

Have you tried any of these shimmer powders?

#BLOGtober 6th - Gerard Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick in *Serenity* Swatches and photos

Gerard Cosmetics Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Serenity

The first Gerard Cosmetics product I´m going to show you is the Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in the color "Serenity".

I love these types of formulas and did not get disappointed.
If you have tried liquid lipsticks from either Lime Crime or Kylie Jenner - the formula is pretty much the same.

It is easy to apply, it doesn´t feel sticky, heavy or dry on the lips. It lasts for hours and it has a nice hint of a sweet scent to it.

The color is a perfect fall color, still, I have yet to love it on myself.
I´ve seen so many pictures and swatches of it where it looks beautiful - I just didn´t get that same feeling when wearing myself.

It´s a shame really as it is such a wonderful matte liquid lipstick!

I will definitely try wearing it more during fall and perhaps check some of the other colors out. Again, the formula is amazing and I think the price tag is fine as well.

Have you tried this or do you want to?
What did you think of it?

Gerard Cosmetics Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Serenity
Swatch of Gerard Cosmetics Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Serenity
Gerard Cosmetics Serenity
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#BLOGtober 5th - [NEW IN] Gerard Cosmetics lipstick, lip créme & liquid lipstick.

Gerard Cosmetics

I have been drooling over this brand "Gerard Cosmetics" ever since it got "insta-famous" and I have finally clicked a few products home!

The products are great, and not pricey at all! I did find it a little hard to choose which colors I wanted, so I basically just picked the ones I´ve seen looking HOT on Insta ;)

That resulted in some sort of disappointment (not unexpectedly) as not all the colors suit me that well.

Gerard Cosmetics

Stay tuned, as I will be posting reviews, pictures and swatches of each product :)

I purchased these from BeautyBay:

[First Impression] NYX Micro Brow Pencil in the color Brunette

NYX Micro Brow Pencil

💜NYX micro brow pencil color: brunette💜

NYX Micro Brow Pencil has been on my wishlist ever since it launched, I didn´t manage to get my hands on it right away as it took quite some time until it got available in my region (like always)😒
By the time it was available I had started doing my brows a little different and I wasn´t as depending on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz as I used to be anymore.

I am a huge fan of ABH Brow Wiz and I have tried A LOT of similar products and dupes in the search of the perfect alternative as the pricetag is not suitable for me at the moment.
It hasn´t been easy and I ALWAYS end up back with my beloved Anastasia Brow Wiz.
Until now?🤔
 

NYX Micro Brow Pencil
NYX Micro Brow Pencil
NYX Micro Brow Pencil

I didn´t intend to make this a dupe post as I would love to make a separate one - it´s just not that easy keeping it a straight "first impression" without mentioning the fact that it is a really good dupe to one certain product. The similarities are simply too many (and they´re good as well) - but that´s all part of my actual first impression of the NYX Micro Brow Pencil.

My very first thought is (as I guess you´ve noticed) that it is in fact (not suprisingly) very similar to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz.

It comes in the same type of packaging and the whole design is pretty much the same, even the fonts used are similar.
But then again, how many ways can you design a retractable micro brow pencil a smart and delicate way?

I think we can conclude with the fact right away that the design is a dupe, and a good one too. The real question is: what about the quality?

The first thing that comes to my mind is that it doesn´t feel cheap! This was one of my biggest fears. I am always afraid to touch the lids of cheaper (dupe) products as this always seems to be their weakest point.
But these lids feels sturdy and not like it´s going to come off while in your makeup bag (imagine brunette brow pencil smeared all over) They make that satisfying *click* sound when you put the lids on and the only thing I notice is a tiny sqeaky sound when I twist up the pencil.

NYX Micro Brow Pencil
NYX Micro Brow Pencil

Another thing that´s usually a point of dissapointment is the spooly, they´re either too long, too soft or too damn hard (feels like you´re scraping your brows off, ouch) but this feels like surprisingly good quality and it boths blends and works so well!

The pencil tip doesn´t seem as sharp on the pictures as it was right out of the box because I started using it before snapping a photo (bad blogger, I know🙄) - but I promise, it was so nice and sharp in the beginning😍

Applying the product is easy, the color is nice and the color payoff is as expected.

I´ve used NYX MIcro Brow Pencil for a few days now after starting this post, and even though I do my brows a little lighter and more natural at the moment I feel it works very well. The tip makes it easy to sculpt my brows and filling them in. Blending is a dream with the spooly and I´m left with natural, not overworked brows.

It might go on a little lighter than certain other brow pens I´ve tried and it also might smear easier (not saying it actually smears, but if I have to point out a possibility for this, it felt like it could).

I have nothing to say on the staying power and this is a definitive repurchase for me!

I actually got pretty lost for words while looking at it and testing it out because I could not believe the quality it has compared to the price!

I´m not saying that I won´t ever buy ABH Brow Wiz again, but as long as my student economy is as it is - NYX will be more than good enough for $9.99 (about £7).

⬇️ get the nyx micro brow wiz here ⬇️

💜have you tried the nyx micro brow wiz?

💜What are your thoughts about it?

💜if not, Are you going to buy it?

Review & swatches of Mac "Dreamy" lipglass

Hallelujah! This is a gloss that I´ve been searching for all of my life!

Mac Dreamy Lipglass is a semi sheer glitter gloss with a frosty/crystal finish.
The glitter is pinky gold and it has a lot of shimmer in it. I didn´t manage to catch too much of the glitters on the lipswatch picture, but it does really show when applied on the lips. I love it!

The glitter is not chunky so it´s not uncomfortable to wear at all.
It has a sticky texture, but it feels quite moisturizing and it gives me that good pouty lips feel.

Other reasons why I love this gloss is that it goes so well with my nude and pink lipsticks!
I think it has a slight vanilla scent, but no taste. I react very quickly to scents and this does not bother me at all.


It gives me the most perfect glamour, babe-looking lips and some may say this is the perfect gloss for partying, but for me this is the perfect gloss for everyday! :)

 

Current Favorite Bronzers

Hi! I am super busy with my finals, just a few weeks left now until the holidays!🎅🎁🎄 Just wanted to share something on here😊

I am a bronzer girl and I was looking through my stash and figured I´d share my top picks from my collection.

These are both matte and shimmery and I use some of them for all over face color and some of them for highlighting.

1. Bare Minerals bronzer/highlighter from "The First Resort Kit" in the color "The Beach is waiting".

2. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Gold Deposit

3. Soap & Glory Wonderbronze

4. Soap & Glory Solar Powder

5. H&M Bronzing powder

6. Dior NUDE Bronzer

Christmas is coming up, are anyone going to do #BLOGmas?
I don´t have any more classes, just finals left.. and then I am going on a little vacation😃

*BLOGtober 4th* L´oreal Paris Super Liner Superstar Eye Liner

Loreal Paris Super Liner Superstar Eye Liner Review

I was in need of a new eye liner and it was completely random that I ended up with this one. I thought the design was cute, it was relatively new and it had a felt tip. Sold.

I was a bit suprised when I opened it because it has this fun, tear-drop shaped innovative tip! The nib is completely flexible and makes the application very easy. It holds a ton of produt and it is very pigmented. It dries to a matte finish, it is however quite watery and is not waterproof at all. I find this quite positive though, as I like my eyeliner to be removed easily when washing my face at night.. I hate having to rub and use tons of products around my eyes to remove it (tip: coconut oil makes everything easier!).

It´s almost effortless to create a wing and the fun part with this, under light pressure the tip completely bends and makes it super easy to just follow the contours of the eye to make a nice wing. The product flows nicely without any mess and you can make it as thin or as thick as you want it.

Loreal Paris Super Liner Superstar Eye Liner Swatch
Loreal Paris Super Liner Superstar Eye Liner Swatch

Have you tried this liner?
Or do you want to try it?

My Face and Makeup of the Day // Beautiful Bold Lips

I´m so happy that fall is finally here and I´m so excited to wear darker lipstick and flannel shirts! I love to light candles and stay inside with a hot cuppa PSL and just relax =)

Here´s my Face of the Day - my everyday contour/highlight, neutral eyes and a bolder lip.

Hope you like it!

Makeup of the Day
Makeup of the Day Lips
Makeup of the day

Makeup of the Day:

Face:

  1. Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation 160 all over face.
  2. NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer in Chantilly under eyes, nosebridge and forehead, chin and upper lip.
  3. Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder in ivory for highlighting and setting the concealer.
  4. E.L.F Bronzer for contour on each side of my nose, down my cheekbones, temples, around my jawline and under my lower lip.

 

 

 

 

Brows:

  1. Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown.
  2. Smashbox Eyeshadow to fill in.
  3. Light concealer to clean up and highlight.

Lips:

  1. Milani Lipliner in Sugar Plum.
  2. MAC Myth Lipstick.

Eyes:

  1. Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette M4 & M6.
  2. Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner.
  3. Maybelline Volum´ Express Lash Sensational Mascara.
  4. Eyelashes & Etude House Lash Adhesive.
  5. Soap & Glory Highlight on lower lash line.