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The Beauty Crop GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick Review:

Happy Friday glamour babes! I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving that was filled with lots of love, friends, family, happiness, good food, and gratitude.

Today’s review: The Beauty Crop GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick ($14.95 for 0.14oz)

The Beauty Crop is having a 50% off sale (click here) on their entire site. Meaning, you’ll be paying only $7.48 per liquid lipstick. What a deal! It’s like paying for a drugstore lipstick, without all of the crazy chemicals involved. For a vegan/cruelty free lipstick, I actually like this one, and I’m not just saying that to get brownie points with the company because I am an affiliate. The formula is really good. I love it. I think I’ll pick up two more. Two for the price of one isn’t all that bad. Tee hee.

Product Description:

An intensely pigmented liquid lipstick that is life-proof with serious staying power! Apply our creamy lipstick to lips and allow the formula to set to a long-wearing matte look, delivering rich uncompromising color. Our formula is enriched with Shea Butter and Vitamin E provides you with comfortable wear for hours, that doesn’t cake, flake or dry out – empowering you to take on the day! Celebrate your individuality with our to-die-for shades

Vegan & Cruelty-free! Yay!

Ingredients:

Isododecane, Silica & Methicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Butylene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, [+-(may contain) Red Iron oxide CI 77491, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Yellow Iron oxide CI 77492, D&C Red No.6 CI 15850, Red 27 Lake CI45410]

I was not exactly crazy about the color that was sent, but none the less, truly grateful to receive tickled pink as a sample.

Tickled Pink is a cool pink lilac. It’s a very pretty color, but just not for me personally. I look washed out when wearing these sort of tones.

Anyhoodles, the formulation is great! It’s lightweight, richly pigmented, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, opague, non-drying, hydrating, comes in 14 shades, and sets in a matte finish. It also has a soft vanilla scent that I cannot stop inhaling.

Wear time is excellent- 8 hours. You know the food rules, avoid anything greasy and you’re golden. Lol.

Let the GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick movement begin at thebeautycrop.com!

Happy shopping!

Stay beautiful, xo.

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Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick Review:

I got some more Pixi goodness for you glamour babes! Have you tried any of the Mattelustre Lipsticks? You haven’t? Then you must. I received a few from Pixi as samples for testing purposes, and they’re really nice.

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Pixi’s Mattelustre Lipstick ($12.00 0.17 oz.) comes available in twelve shades ranging in coral, pinks, nudes, and reds. The selection of colors will compliment every skin tone beautifully. They’re pretty vibrant.

I was sent three lovely shades-Bitten Rose, Rose Naturalle, and Peach Blossom.

Bitten Rose is a dusty rose.

Rose Naturalle is a pinkish nude.

Peach Blossom is a corally peach.

The formula has added peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins C and E help to create fuller, smoother looking lips. It is a full coverage lipstick that applies glossy then sets into a demi matte finish, but looks more satin-matte if you ask me. It is lightweight, smooth, slick, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, buildable, pigmented, hydrating, and long lasting.

I didn’t think I was going to like the shades that were sent to me, but surprisingly I do. They are fall weather colors. Something I am embracing more nowadays instead of sticking to my old outmoded ways of thinking. It doesn’t always have to be a red lip. Look Ma, I’m branching out. I needed some time, that’s all. Lol. I highly recommend these three if neutral tones are more your thing. They have just enough vibrancy for your lips to stand out.

Wear time is about 7 hours as it fades into a soft stain. It doesn’t feather or bleed, or transfer when drinking hot or cold beverages. Oily foods will remove the color, but we all know this fun fact don’t we? Lol.

My only issue I had with the Pixi Mattelustre Lipsticks was the taste. It’s on the bitter side. I was hoping it was going to have their signature vanilla mint flavor. Could you bring that back please, Pixi? The bitterness is a little tough to swallow.

Other than that, I love everything about this lipstick.

Be sure to have Santa swing by Pixi Beauty and Target on the way to your houses. The elves will be happy to put a couple of Pixi Mattelustre Lipsticks in your stocking. Unless you are naughty. Then candy coal comes in handy. Lol!

Stay beautiful! Xo.

Colourpop I Think I Love You Palette Review:

My eyeshadow palette obsession is growing out of proportion glamour babes, and Colourpop’s I Think I Love You Palette ($16 for 0.36 oz) isn’t making my addiction any better. I want to collect them (CP Palettes) all!

What’s the first step when having an addiction? Admit that you have a problem. So far so good. Lol.
The 12 pan vegan friendly pressed shadow palette contains 8 Metallics and 4 matte shades ranging in the bronze/gold family.

Bitter Better- is a soft metallic gold

Bel Air- is a matte cool taupe

Fancy Face- is a metallic bright red copper

Girls Bite is a metallic golden bronze

Howdy is a metallic bronze

Rowdy is a matte warm ivory

My Treat is a metallic champagne ivory

Level up is a metallic bright copper penny. My favorite.

Screw it is a metallic soft rose gold

Let’s do it is a matte true black


Rule Breaker is a metallic bright yellow gold

My type is a matte deep saddle brown

There’s no questioning as to how I feel about this palette. I.LOVE.IT. Not like or I think I like, its full fledged love. Like a cheesy scene from a movie. Arrow is shot through the heart as glitter, hearts, and a rainbow fall and dance over my head.

The formulation of CP Pressed Shadows are fantastic! They have a smooth, creamy texture, are lightweight, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, blendable, buildable, super pigmented, and every shade in this palette work extremely well together creating zero debris. It’s a very versatile palette when wanting to dress your eye look up or down.

I am a huge fan of bronze eyeshadows. The rich brown metallic hues make my blue gray eyes pop and add a touch of warmth to my complexion. CP I think I Love You Palette was definitely made for me. Literally. Lol.

Wear time was over 10 hours. I wore this to work (8 hour day) followed by a dinner engagement and the shades remained intact. There was no creasing, running, or any eye irritation. My eyes looked beautiful the entire night. I am so happy with this palette. It’s perfect for the fall and winter season, and just about anyone who loves to play with eyeshadow. I highly recommend.

Colourpop’s I Think I Love You Palette is the quintessential secret Santa gift for under $20! Dasher (reindeer humor) over to colourpop.com and put this one in your sack.

Stay beautiful! Xo.

The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream Review:

Happy Monday glamour babes! Did you miss me?! Sorry I was MIA for so long. I had a lot going on, but now I’m back and we can return to our regularly scheduled program-makeup reviews!

Up for discussion, The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream ($12 for 0.34 fl. oz). I received this as a PR sample for reviewing purposes. I never heard of The Beauty Crop before, and was over the moon that they reached out to me to try their cosmetics. Who doesn’t love makeup samples?! Especially the cruelty free kind!

INGREDIENTS: water (aqua), glycerin, acrylates copolymer, triethanolamine, ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extract, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, phenoxyethanol. [+/- (may contain) (peut contenir) mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77891)]

The Beauty Crop’s Philosophy……

Our philosophy is that nutrition is as equally essential for your skin as it is for your body. Inspired by the healthy recipes we cook in the kitchen, we are passionate about creating colourful, fun and uber-hydrating cosmetics that include nutrition-rich superfood ingredients (natural oils and plant based) that promote health and wellbeing.

Our products are 100% cruelty-free. We do not test on animals, only on friends and family!

If you want beautiful, fun, guilt-free, high-performing color cosmetics that won’t just make you look good but feel good too, look no further than The Beauty Crop!

I love, love, love their philosophy! It’s a great feeling to know that some cosmetic companies actually do care about what they put into their products, and are conscious of the ingredients. They get a gold star in my book, and a smiley face.

TBC Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream comes in one shade-Love you so matcha. I don’t even think I need to describe the way I feel about this highlighter. The shade name speaks volumes lol. Hopefully, TBC will whip up some more shades. I really like this highlighter cream. Maybe something in the gold family? Hint, hint, wink, wink.

Love you so matcha is a soft, sheer pearly pink. It has light capturing, micronized, pearlescent pigments to give you a youthful and healthy glow.

The oil free formula is lightweight, creamy, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, blendable, buildable, pigmented, hydrating, doesn’t feel greasy or sticky, flatters all skin tones, and has an infusion of powerful antioxidants from Pineapple and Green Tea to nourish skin.

The tube is rather tiny for what you get, but a little does goes a long way with this product.

I use a mini blending sponge with a dabbing motion to accentuate my cheek bones, Cupid’s bow, brow area, and bridge of the nose. You can also use this as a cream eyeshadow for a sheer wash of color and shimmer on the lids, or mix it with your favorite foundation for a luminous look. It’s very pretty.

Color payoff is 8 hours. I did not think it would last all day through. I never have much luck with cream or liquid highlighters. Usually for me because I have oily skin, they wear off in like four hours. Not this one though. My skin looked so fresh and dewy the whole day. You might wanna give it try, just sayin…..

The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream is available on their website at www.thebeautycrop.com.

Think you’ll get one?

Do tell!

Stay beautiful! Xo.