Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette

Hello all my beauty lovers out there!

I am back today to share with you guys my thoughts and opinions on the Jeffree Star Androgyny palette! So let’s jump right into it shall we?

Pigmentation: There’s no doubt that these shadows are crazy pigmented and they are just as pigmented on the eyes as they are in the attached swatches. The only shade I had to build up quit a bit was military, but I don’t see myself reaching for that shade too often so I’m not too bothered by it.

Blendability: All of these shades are quite blendable, the only two that were quite patchy on the eyes was poison and swallow. Again, I don’t see myself reaching for those two shades on the daily so I’m not bothered by that. The rest of the shades performed amazing on the eyes, and those are the shades I will be using daily.

Longevity: When testing out these shadows I did not use a primer underneath in order to truly test the wear on these. I have to say they do last a good 8 hrs on me, and I have oily lids. I did find that the shade swallow stained my lids a bit, but nothing that carried over into the next day.

Ok, so overall, I do love this palette! It retails for 45 USD and in my opinion it is worth every penny. Jeffree did reformulate these shades from Beauty Killer palette, and it’s evident by how much more buttery and pigmented these are. I would recommend this palette to anyone who loves makeup because I think you can get a pretty daily eye look as well as a spice of color if that’s what you crave!

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Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey

Hello all my beauty lovers!

I’m reviewing the Too Faced Peanut Butter & Honey eyeshadow palette and I must say I’m not completely blown away by this palette despite all the hype it received on social media. Anyways, let’s hop right into the review and you can decide for yourself!

Pigmentation: I didn’t find that I struggled with color pay off. All of the shadows were decently pigmented and showed up true to color on my eyes. I did not swatch or apply these shadows over an eye primer because I like to see how eyeshadows perform on their own without help, and I did find that these lasted pretty well with minor fading, but nothing too noticeable. Normally, I wear my makeup for approximately 8 hrs.

Color Scheme: If you are into a very deep smokey eye like I am, you won’t get a lot of use out of these shadows. The first column consists of very light shadows, and they are the largest pans in the palette, which I won’t personally find much use for on a daily basis. The next two columns consists of more medium transitional shades for me and while using it, I found that the color “going nuts” was the only shade that would allow me to create more depth and more of a smokey eye look. Although, it is more of a satin shade and not completely matte. Overall, I don’t think just looking at the colors in this palette I would automatically think “ah yes! It’s peanut butter and honey!” If they took out the grey shade (Queen Bee) as well as the pinky shade (Bee sweet) and added a deep matte chocolate brown and a amber shade I would be more satisfied with this being called the “Peanut Butter & Honey” palette.

Scent: What can I say it smells like a chocolate vanilla sweet scent, but it doesn’t smell like peanut butter and honey to me personally

Application: These shadows blended nicely, it didn’t apply patchy, and I didn’t find myself blending until my arms fell off.

This palette retails for 36 USD. Personally, I don’t find myself reaching for this palette on a daily basis, and the three colors that I most likely won’t even use, are the three largest pans in the palette. However, if you will find use out of the three larger pans and of light-medium skin tones, I would recommend this to you purely because it is a more neutral-warm palette with not too many crazy colors. I hope this review helps you in your decision!

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvets!

I’ve been debating back and forth whether or not to purchase these liquid lip velvets due to the price, but upon swatching them in store I decided to try out the two shades I thought would suit me best. I purchased No. 17 Dark Rosewood and No. 49 Bright Plum.

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Packaging

  • These liquid lip velvets come housed in a sleek frosted plastic with a black cap that has the burberry checked pattern on it.
  • They have a good weight to them and would be compact enough to fit in my purse without taking up too much room

No. 17 Dark Rosewood

  • Matte mauve pink
  • On lighter skin tones it will appear a darker mauve and on darker skin tones it will appear more nude

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No. 49 Bright Plum

  • Matte cool toned magenta
  • On lighter skin tones this will appear brighter, darker skin tones it will appear as a dark magenta nude

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The texture of these are not your typical liquid lipstick as we’ve come to expect. This is more of a matte cream whipped texture, and is reminiscent of a mousse rather than a dried down liquid lipstick. Because they retain their creaminess, they are not transfer resistant. The wear time for me is typically 3-4 hrs depending on what I’m eating and how often. They do leave a staining effect and wear off evenly. If you’re not a fan of liquid lipsticks I would recommend trying these out since they are lighter feeling on the lips. I def recommend and will be purchasing more!

 

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipsticks

 

Listed from left to right:

  • 435 Plum Perfect (Dark ox blood color, shiny finish)
  • 410 Blissful Berry (Pink burgundy color, shiny finish)
  • 425 Plum Paradise (Burgundy with gold shimmer, metallic like finish, this is the only one listed out of the four with a shimmer in it)
  • 445 On the Mauve (Grey toned mauve color, shiny finish)

Sigh, what can I say about these? I love the Maybelline colorsensational lipsticks with the pink and blue caps, however, these purple color based lipsticks are just….bad. First off, they are hard to apply and by hard I mean MESSY! I found that they were impossible to apply neatly without the assistance of a lip liner. Wear time was not that great since they are so creamy. Normally, I wouldn’t mind since they appear to be the same consistency as their other colorsensational line, however, these wore off so patchy and it sunk into every little lip line I had! I understand that makeup products that are purple based are hard to get right and tend to apply patchy, however, I have seen other makeup brands with purple lipsticks that do not have this problem with application. Secondly, these stained my lips to the point where it was smearing outside of my lip line. This ties into the whole messy application issue I previously pointed out. Overall, these just are not worth the money in my opinion. I would recommend the pink or blue capped maybelline lipsticks versus investing in the purple based one.