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Bare Minerals Lip Product Reviews & Swatches

*Products were sent for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are used and will result in commission.*

Bare Minerals Lip Product Reviews SwatchesIf you haven’t noticed I love lip products. They’re probably one of my favorite makeup items of all time and they’re so much fun to swatch. In this post I’ll be reviewing three different kinds of bareMinerals lip products. The products include: Statement Matte Liquid Lipcolor, Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss, and Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor.

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September 8, 2017

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour Swatches + Mini Review*

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Today I bring you a new lip swatch post and I will be updating in a few days with my complete review. These are Rimmel London’s new Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours. There are 14 shades in the collection ranging from nudes to even a grey so you have a nice variety to chose from in this set. They retail for $5.49! Fresh out of the tube, the lip colours have a mousse texture but once dried they are completely matte and do not transfer. I was actually surprised that I kept kissing my hand and…no trace of the lipstick was ever left behind! I have three shades to share with you guys.

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July 20, 2017

First Impressions Avon True Color Nourishing Lipsticks + Swatches

*Products were sent for review purposes. All opinions are my own.*

first impressions avon true color nourishing lipsticks

first impressions avon true color nourishing lipstick

Peony Blush



first impressions avon true color nourishing lipstick

Cherry Blossom



first impressions avon true color nourishing lipstick

Spring Lilac



first impressions avon true color nourishing lipstick

Brown Sugar



first impressions avon true color nourishing lipstick

Ruby Kiss



first impressions avon true color nourishing lipstick

Nude Truffle



first impressions avon true color nourishing lipstick

Mellow Melon



first impressions avon true color nourishing lipstick

Berry Sangria



first impressions avon true color nourishing lipstick

Playful Rose



first impressions avon true color nourishing lipstick

Candy Red


Welcome back to a first impressions! Today’s first impressions is on Avon’s True Color Nourishing Lipsticks. These lipsticks retail for $8; however, are currently on sale on their website for $5.99. Right off the bat, the first thing that I like about these lipsticks, besides the price, is that they contain an SPF 15. You all know I’m a sunscreen junkie and I totally believe in using lipsticks or lip balms that have SPF. So automatically one thumbs up!

This line of lipsticks is supposed to help improve the condition of your lips and relieve the feeling of dryness. Upon application, I loved that the lipsticks did feel really moisturizing. Obviously this formula is not like a liquid lipstick, so it’s going to be creamier and more hydrating. They glided on without the slightest tug and showed powerful pigmentation. The only shade that left me wanting more was Mellow Melon. If you look at the lip swatch above, it looks a bit streaky. Unfortunately this is common with pastel colors like this one.

So let’s talk about the scent of the lipsticks for a moment. I took the top off, smelled the lipstick, and the first thing that came to mind was a cherry lollipop. For me this was a delightful smell and it did not linger after application. If you’re someone who likes products to have zero fragrance this isn’t for you. Furthermore, if you want a lipstick that you do not need to reapply, this is not for you. These lipsticks do transfer but it’s to be expected with this kind of formula.

My favorite shades have to be Brown Sugar, Nude Truffle, and Berry Sangria. There are 10 shades in the collection which is pretty decent. Wish there were a few more variations of orange and purple. Overall, this first impressions is a positive one. I can’t wait to give them a full day of wear and see how long they last on the lips! Hoping they keep my lips moisturized all day too. Will keep you all updated, but until next time peace out!

April 20, 2017

Pür Cosmetics – Chrome Glaze High-Shine Lip Gloss Review*

Arm Candy


lip swatch pur cosmetics heart breaker

Heart Breaker

Today I bring you a review on some of Pür Cosmetics new Chrome Glaze High-Shine Lip Glosses which were provided to me for testing purposes. This new line carries six shades, is cruelty free, and costs $18 each.  Each lip gloss contains .07oz of product which is much less than other competitors; for instance, NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss .27oz, Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss .13oz, Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lip Gloss .17oz, and Bareminerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss .15oz.

The packaging of these lip glosses is very minimalistic and sleek which I quite enjoy especially since you can see the shade of the gloss just by looking at the tube. Each one contains hints of shimmer that really help create the “chrome glaze” effect on your lips. The applicator is a doe foot with a pointed tip and it is slightly angled. I think this is honestly one of the best applicators I’ve used in a lip product because it fits perfectly into the contours of my lips and allows for really precise application while applying enough product for an even coat.

From the three shades I was given, Squad has to be my favorite because it acts as a muted warm peachy/nude on my lips. Squad and Arm Candy both are pretty consistent in formula and apply with full opacity. Heart Breaker is rather streaky as you can tell in the swatch picture above and unfortunately was rather unflattering on my NC37 skin tone. On a positive note, they are not very sticky but do have a slight grab to them. They’re stickier than NYX Butter Glosses but about as sticky as BareMinerals Moxie Glosses. You won’t have any of gloss still trying to stick together when opening your mouth, as other glosses do, thank goodness. When you remove the gloss you will have shimmer left over, so you may have to put extra time in using your makeup wipe or cleansing balm to try and take them off.

The wear time was about the same as I get with most of my lip glosses. If I didn’t have anything to eat or drink it would last between two and three hours. It does transfer when eating or drinking but that is to be expected. I think I will get the most wear out of Squad since its shade is similar to the shades I wear on a daily basis. I personally would be wary of trying the shade DIY from the line because it is very light and may be streaky like Heart Breaker. Overall, I think they perform pretty well and have a decent formula but the price point is pretty high for the amount of product you’re purchasing in my opinion. BareMinerals is also a higher-end brand sold at Ulta and their Moxie Marvelous Lip Gloss is sold for the same price but has double the amount of product. If you really like these colors with shimmer or the chrome glaze effect these would be perfect for you. Until next time, peace out!

March 13, 2017