Pixi Gel Tint and Silk Gloss Review:

 I have been going about Pixi’s Get Tint and Silk Gloss ($12 for 0.11oz) all wrong glamour babes. I thought for some odd reason the gel tint was a stain for cheeks and the gloss was for the lips. Clearly, I gotta start reading the product details on the packaging, lol. Product Details:

• Long-lasting lip tint gives a beautiful stained effect

• Gloss keeps lips hydrated & nourished

• Adds a natural brillance

• Use separately or layer

• Doesn’t dry lips out, hydrating

• Paraben free

• Travel friendly

• Not tested on animals

Regardless of my faux pas, I think you could get away with using the tint and gloss for both the face and lips. Why not?! I’ve seen YouTube vids where makeup artists use eyeshadow as blush. You say Tomato, I say tomahto, it’s virtually the same thing, right? Lol. 

Pixi’s Gel Tint and Silk Gloss come in three juicy summertime shades: 

BerryTint & SweetGloss BeachTint & FreshGloss  PinkTint & PrettyGloss I really do love these for the summer. They are so lightweight and comfortable to wear, giving skin and lips a nice sheer pop of color, providing hydration with a subtle fragrance of peppermint. It’s like a refreshing cocktail for your lips! Thirsty anyone? 

The stain and gloss can be worn separately or layered together for added dimension. Or, you can pull my faux pas and use the tint as a blush and the gloss for the lips. It’s a beautiful contrast and flattering on all skin tones. 

The long lasting lip tint gives lips a stained effect lasting for hours, while the gloss creates a healthy, shiny lip look. Love these! Did I say that already? Lol.

Pixi’s Gel Tint and Silk Gloss are available at PixiBeauty.com and Target

Which one are you going to get?

Stay beautiful! Xo.


Beauty Bakerie BROWnies (Auburn) Review:

I can’t even begin to tell you how many brow gels, pomades, and pencils (I’m guessing somewhere in the hundreds) I have gone through to find the perfect shade of Auburn, but I think I have finally found the one glamour babes. Beauty Bakerie Brownies Auburn Pomade ($16.00) looks yummy on the brows, and that’s its soul purpose. To make those brows of yours look fleeky deeky. All day, erryday.

Don’t get me wrong, I still have much love for my previous brow pals (NYX, Colourpop, Makeup Revolution) that I reviewed, and they will be my go to’s if need be. It’s just that the BROWnie Pomade has the right amount of red in the formula that I was looking for. I’ve had trouble finding that in a brow product. There is always either too much brown or too much orange, not even red. I couldn’t seem to reach a happy medium, till now. I got 99 problems and my brows ain’t one!

Auburn is the epitome of a reddish brown hue. I’d say its of equal measure too-50/50.
The gel like formulation is incredible. It’s lightweight, creamy, comfortable to wear, glides on easily, water proof, smudge proof, long wearing, blendable, buildable, opaque, and insanely pigmented. I barely dipped my brow brush into the jar and I was able to cover one brow without having to go back in again. This little jar is going nowhere fast, and I ain’t complaining. My brows looked amazing the whole day through with zero smudging or fading!!! You’ll need an oil based makeup remover to remove your impeccable arched brows. They don’t budge without it. Who would of thought baking could be such work? lol. Beauty Bakerie BROWnies are another Holy Grail brow product that’s worth considering. The Kitchen is now serving five scrumptious shades (Brown, Dark Brown, Blonde, Taupe, and Auburn) of power brows. Check em out at BeautyBakerie.com.

Which one are you going to taste?

Stay beautiful! Xo.


Essence Color Correcting Liquid Concealer Review:

Essence Cosmetics has been knocking it out of the park lately with their newest arrivals, especially in the color correcting department glamour babes. I recently did a makeup haul on the essence website and went a little color correcting crazy. They have everything! There are so many things to choose from I couldn’t decide on what I wanted, so I kinda bought it all as you can tell from the picture above. Their BFF (30% off entire purchase) sale served me well. From loose powders, to multi colored pearls, to liquid concealers, to crayon sticks, and concealer palettes. I felt like a kid in a candy store and could not wait to flavor my selections once they arrived. 

First up, Essence Cosmetics Color Correcting Liquid Concealers ($3.99 each). Those were the ones I wanted to try out first. I finally finished the Say No To Dark Circles, Redness, and Imperfections color correcting sticks, and I wanted to see how the liquid version performed. 

So how does Wakeup Effect, No to Dark Circles, and Anti-Redness perform?Really nice actually. The formula is water based making them a wee bit sheerer than the concealer sticks, but this is something I don’t mind. I tend to go lighter with my bases during the summer months. I love the natural finish of each one, and how easily they brighten shadows and camouflage imperfections. However, If you prefer a color corrector with fuller coverage that won’t break the bank. You can try L.A. Girl’s H.D. Pro Concealer ($4.99), NYX’s color corrector palette ($11.99), or NYX’s Concealer in a Jar ($4.99 and is a dupe for Benefit’s Boing Concealer). I consider these HG budget friendly products to flawless skin without looking cakey. 

The color correcting liquid concealers are lightweight, moisturizing, somewhat creamy, provide good pigmentation, are comfortable to wear, easy to apply, easy to blend, buildable on top of concealer or foundation, non-chalky, and set in a matte finish, providing sheer to medium coverage.

They are long lasting too! Skin stays matte and intact for hours and hours. Perfect for oily/combination skin. I highly recommend these color complexion changers. They made my skin happy. 

Essence Cosmetics Color Correcting Liquid Concealer is available at EssenceMakeup.com. Use Code FRIYAY25 all weekend for 25% off. Plus free shipping on US orders over $15.Happy hauling!

Stay beautiful, xo. 


Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm Review:

Why do all of the cosmetics I come to love get discontinued glamour babes, why?!

I had a good thing going with Too Faced Cosmetics Tinted Beauty Balm. From the shade (Vanilla Glow) to the formulation. It was a perfect match for my oily/fair complexion. I mean seriously Too Faced. If it ain’t broke, why discontinue it? 

I purchased the Too Faced Beauty Balm at my local T.J. Maxx for $12 (orig.$34), not thinking for a second that this product could possibly become discontinued. I thought more along the lines of a reformulation. A lot of makeup companies are known to do such a thing, and rightfully so. 

As we all know, when beauty bargain hunting at these kinds of discount department stores, its a rarity to typically find your shade of choice. Normally, I tend to find shades for medium to deep skin tones, never fair. That being said, I swooped in and snatched Vanilla Glow before anybody else could. As the seagulls saying goes in Finding Nemo-it was mine, mine, mine! 

Vanilla Glow is a fair shade with a golden undertone. 
The undetectable broad spectrum (SPF 20) formula provides sheer to medium coverage. It has a lightweight, creamy, balmy texture. It’s comfortable to wear, easy to apply, easy to blend, non greasy, does not oxidize, hydrating, long lasting, pore-minimizing, and sets in a luminous/matte finish. A little Beauty Balm goes a long way too. I would start off with a pea size amount on my oval brush and would work from there if I felt my skin needed more coverage.This Tinted Beauty Balm is suitable for all skin types, especially oily/acne prone. I’m telling you, I could wear this all day long and sleep in it if I wanted to. I would not get one breakout or any visible clogged pores. My skin looked flawless, fresh and radiant all day long. It melts right into the skin, masking slight imperfections, which created a soft, dewy photo finish effect. Can you see what I am talking about?! That photo of me to the right though. My complexion is on fleek! Now, because this is a sheer to medium coverage BB Cream, it doesn’t fully cancel out redness. After I apply the Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm, I let it set for a moment, and then go back in with a small concealer brush and full coverage concealer (Flower Beauty Hollywood Concealer kit has been my world lately) to camouflage the few red blemishes that I have on my face. You can use a blending sponge or brush to cover wider areas if need be. Just a fun little tip to throw out there when using any BB cream. 

Too Faced your Tinted Beauty Balm was pure magic and I wish you never discontinued it. Hopefully, you’ll come across this review as well as others to see what big fans we are of the product. Please bring this one back! It’s amazing. 

As I mourn the loss of an excellent BB Cream. What would you boys and gals consider I try next? 

Do share your cruelty free/vegan friendly favorites!

Stay beautiful, xo.