MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Lit Powder + Swatches

Do you remember in 2009 when pigments were the biggest thing? I remember getting those large containers and hardly making a dent in the jar. Then people started to press them and the hype of pigments kinda died down...


Fast forward to 2017 and I have seen the use of pigments/powders starting to get popular again. My favourite look is a smokey eye with some gold pigment patted on top. Or maybe even a metallic green. So many options!!!


Last month, when I went to a MUFE master class and these MAKE UP FOR EVER star lit powders ( $25.00 CAN) popped up in front of me. I fell in love!!


An ultra-fine shimmering powder that catches light to highlight eyes, lips and cheeks.

These things popped into my head......
  • Hygienic 
  • Manageable
  • Multipurpose
SHOP




Hygienic
As an MUA, I've seen some random things.
I remember when someone stuck their finger into one of my mini pot lip colours... EWWW!
It reminded me of high school when one person use to have a vaseline jar and I'd see several people sticking their fingers in it.. Products like this eliminate situations like that.
The hole in the middle is pretty small. I just tap a little on my metal palette and thats all I need.


Manageable
Back to my conversation about those big jars of pigment that were overwhelming and never were finished. These smaller jars are much more manageable. Plus they take up less space. Eight shades to chose from.


Multi-purpose
It can be used anywhere- eyes, lips and face.
These powders are extremely finely milled and can be applies wet/dry.
Mix some clear gloss with it to amplify your look!

From left to right:
02,12,13,15, 28

SWATCHES:


Which is your favourite?

My love/hate relationship with Makeup Sponges

I'm going to admit something....All of my brushes are collecting dust right now. My obsession with makeup sponges are not dying anytime soon. The typical slope shape is not the norm anymore. You remember those $1.00 for a bag? I still see them at dollarama!
Now i've seen every shape- eggs, spheres and diamonds...
YOU NAME IT!


Let me tell you all why I have the perfect love/hate relationship with makeup sponges:
Love because...
Quick Clean
I use my sponges moist. So it doesn't matter if it's dry when I apply my makeup.
I actually use Philosophy 'Purity Made Simple' One-Step Facial Cleanser to clean it when i'm in a rush.

Latex free
Girls with allergies to certain natural bristles (a.k.a animal hair)- yes it's possible....
Here is a latex-free option.

Unique shapes
You need something to get between the side of your nose??
I know a sponge.

Dewy application
A damp sponge application can give u that summer dew glow in the driest of times.

Universal
I seen people do a whole face using the curves and angle of a sponge. This is totally different than anyone who uses 6-10 brushes to complete a look.


SHOP



Now the "hate"...
Can rip
I murdered my Beauty Blender within the second week of owning it.
I didn't understand the be gentle which washing thing.... yikes.

Absorbs foundation
This sucks but it's a sponge...of course some foundation gets wasted.

Drying
It doesn't dry quickly (not a problem for me though) because I have so many sponges.

What about you?
Do you have a love/hate relationship with Makeup Sponges?




Limited-Edition Mary Kay Glossy Lip Oil

I'm ready for Spring. Like really READY. I'm sooo tired of wearing this big jacket everywhere and not being able to show off my pedi (first world problems). I have been playing around with a lot of Spring makeup daily. Mary Kay was one of the first companies to kick off Spring for me. The first thing that caught my eye was the Limited-Edition Glossy Lip Oil.

This innovative lip oil provides a comfortable application with a non-sticky, luminous shine. 
If you follow me on instagram- I got a really good response from everyone regarding the colours.
Left to right:
Sheer Pink 
Magenta Ray
Brilliant Violet

Structure 

Typical squeeze tube with slated "fluffy" tip for application. 

PRO- It looks like there is a lot of product in the tube.


Texture 

Now the interesting part. The term lip oil...
I need to revise that term in my head...
These are made with grapeseed, avocado and jojoba oils but it's not the 
viscosity of olive oil or sunflower oil.
I would describe this as more as a creamy lip colour.

BUT.. that doesn't mean that the product isn't a good one.
For me (and others like me), it just means don't expect the texture/feeling of an oil because it gives you a totally different vibe.

Colour
Wearing- Brilliant Violet

Pigmentation wise...It's good. I will admit for me. 2/3 colours are not for me.
But I can totally see them being more flattering on a light/medium skin tone.

Swatches