Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mini Mid-Month Makeup Mash-up

Say that 5 times fast!

I've been using a lot of different lip products I purchased both recently as well as some I had in my un-trieds and thought I'd do a quick mash-up for March so far!

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick - Limited Edition with Archie's Girls Collection
Color: This is a bright peachy-pink

Final Thoughts: First of all I couldn't even nab this quick enough online or locally! I had a fabulous girl in one of my blogger groups snatch it up for me at a store near her--so appreciative she was able to do that for me. Anyway, the color is fabulous and it has a really interesting texture. It almost has a suede-like feel to it--if that makes sense. It wasn't super drying and as long as you have moisturized, exfoliated lips (two things I do consistently) it goes on like a dream even though it's such a light color! I did find that it faded on me within an hour or two, but my skin, hair and nails tend not to hold things like lipstick, polish, dye, etc. the way the average person's does so this is typical wear for me. Unfortunately, it's sold out and although I was told I could order it through a local store (and put through an order for a back-up of this and several of the other lippies) MAC ended up canceling my order because it couldn't be fulfilled. Oh well, glad I have at least one tube!

Where to Buy: No longer available, but can be seen on MAC's website HERE.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Pencil in Sweetheart

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart
Color: This is a medium magenta-pink on me

Final Thoughts: I cannot say enough about Revlon's Balm Stain pencils--they are fabulous! I can't remember when I originally bought them--not long after they were released--and since I've repurchased quite a few times! I'd say of all the colors Sweetheart and Lovesick are my favorite. I know Beelex's (my occasional co-blogger) favorite is Romantic. I find that a tad too "rusty" red on me, but I think it's great on her! I love everything about these. They're convenient, they do stain so they last, they're not in the least bit drying, they feel light as a feather on your lips... The list goes on and on. Get yourself to a drugstore immediately if you haven't tried these yet! I know this is actually not an un-tried for me, but it is a favorite and one I recently shared on instagram that got a lot of attention so I thought I'd throw it into the mix.

Where to Buy: Available at most drugstores that carry Revlon products.

MAC Impassioned Lipglass

MAC Impassioned Lipglass

Color: A deep, raspberry pink gloss. I find this to be a tad deeper in tone than the Impassioned lipstick (one of my all-time favorites), which you can see me wearing HERE.

Final Thoughts: I really like this! Like with most of my highly pigmented lipglasses, I find that the color does tend to slide to the outer edges of my lips over time if warn alone, but I find that it perfectly complements my lipsticks and lasts a bit longer when layered over them. Funny story about this one. I actually pre-ordered it through my local MAC when it was released as a lipglass in the sets last year. This was a part of the Asia Pacific, Europe/Africa, and Latin America/Middle East collections. It came in and I had moved a little further away and to make a long story short, JUST finally made it over to pick it up! It had separated some as I've found all of my lipglasses do, but mixed up fairly well before I applied it. Definitely worth grabbing in my opinion if you're looking for a good pink gloss. Lipglasses are slightly tacky for those that mind (I don't care at all and Beelex can't handle it lol). Looking at all of the lipglasses and lipsticks online is making me feel as though I need to add to my (giant) collection ... hmmmm.

Where to Buy: Available on MAC's website HERE.

Fortune Cookie Soap Box

The March Fortune Cookie Soap Box
Products: A mixed sampling of spring bath and body products released by Fortune Cookie Soap.

MyThoughts: Now I know this isn't technically "makeup", but it's body and skincare related so along the same lines ... plus I love it too much not to share a little peek! This is my second or third Fortune Cookie Soap Box (and I've made several orders in between for full-size products) and I have to say, my entire family gets excited over these! This one came with a number of fabulous products, which I don't want to entirely spoil for anyone holding out so here's a direct link to a description of the box HERE. Anyway, these are super fun and for $19.99 quarterly you really get quite a few products to try! Definitely worth it in my opinion ;)

Where to Buy: You can subscribe to Fortune Cookie Soap's Soap Box HERE.

In addition to these things above I've been recently on the hunt for the perfect liner. I have a long list of musts and unfortunately very few pencil liners even come close to what I want/need. We'll see though. Once I find my holy grail liner I'll be sure to share. I've used/reviewed too many to count, but I have a few more I've been eye-ing so we'll see!

Also, we'll be stocking a super fabulous, highly pigmented indie cosmetic company in BeautyPopShop very soon, so stay tuned for more info on that! You can see a quick look I did using one of the matte pinks and shimmery neutrals HERE. Due to packaging delays it's taken a bit longer than expected to receive our first wave of inventory, but hopefully we'll have that soon to share with you all!

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