UD Jean Michel Basquiat Gallery Blush Palette Review:

If art is a form of self expression, than that makes makeup no exception to the phrase glamour babes. The UD Jean Michel Basquiat Gallery Blush Palette ($34, got on sale for $23.80) is truly a work of art as are the beautiful yet versatile blushes, highlighter and bronzer that are housed in this canvas wrapped palette. It actually has some weight to it. Talk about sturdy, lol. 

FYI: Urban Decay created a little cutout on the back of the palette for hanging. That way you can create your own little art/makeup gallery on your wall! How creatively ingenious is that?!Man, I kinda regret not purchasing the entire collection. Oh well, there’s no use crying over spilled milk now. My heart is content with owning the Gallery Blush Palette.

About the artist: Jean-Michel Basquiat began drawing and painting at the age of four and never stopped. By the time he was in his teens, his graffiti was a fixture around lower Manhattan. After leaving home at 17, he began selling hand-painted postcards and T-shirts. At 20, he landed his first public exhibition and quickly rose to fame on the ’80s art scene in NYC. His iconic work is still exhibited all over the world.

Just reading his mini bio left me feeling inspired, and proves to never give up on your dreams. Set your intentions higher boys and girls. Everyone deserves to have a happy ending. 

What colorful hues encompass this palette? Let me capture your imagination. After all, these four shades are based on Basquiat’s paintings.X-Rated is a light cotton candy pink.

Now’s the time is a nude shimmer with a gold shift

Jawbone is a medium terracotta bronze. This was a wee bit dark for my fair skin, but works lovely as a contour powder. 

NOHO is a radiant berry.

By no means are these shades sheer. They are packed with bold pigment and compliment any skin tone. The finely milled, silky smooth formula is lightweight, buildable, blendable, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, produces no streaking or heavy caking, and sets in a satin matte finish.

I love this palette, and I didn’t think I was going to. I judged too quickly before testing them out, and thought the colors were too dark for my complexion when it arrived. I let my mind’s eye get the best of me. The shades can be manipulated easily. You can apply as little or as much as you like to achieve the desired intensity. Urban Decays long lasting formula is part of the reason why I am such a big fan of their cosmetics. They have it down to a fine art, so to speak. The Gallery blushes/highlighter/bronzer stay intact for 8 to 10 hours without having to retouch. Yaaasss! 

Looks like this Palette is sticking around for awhile, not that I’m complaining. It’s stunning! Good thing I can nail it to the wall. As my saying goes-You can have your makeup and play with it too!

Stay beautiful! Xo. 


Flower Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush Review:

Well, this flush of color did not fail to disappoint glamour babes. Flower Beauty’s Flower Pots Powder Blush has got me in this crazy little thing called love, and I had a feeling it would. I have not been dissatisfied by a flower beauty product yet! Wait, let me not jinx that statement, I take it back, lol. http://<a href=”http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=991866&u=1496947&m=71085&urllink=&afftrack=”>New Flower Pots Blush – FlowerBeauty.com</a> Product description:

Naturally radiant cheeks that are as pretty as a flower petal! Flower Pots Powder Blush blends on smooth and silky, enhancing your skin tone with a healthy warm flush of color……I can tell you right off the bat, the five shades available (Sweet Pea, Warm Hibiscus, Peach Primrose, Wild Rose, and Deep Peony) will flatter any skin tone, and are the perfect summer accessories for a colorful glowing complexion. Sweet Pea was my all time favorite as was Peach Primrose and Wild Rose, but they were sold out. Next time Walmart. 

Sweet Pea is a warm dusty rose with a satin finish. The formula is finely milled, super duper pigmented, lightweight, and it has a creamy, velvety smooth texture that makes building and blending of the shades effortless.

Oh! And the color payoff is incredible! I was so happy to see my soft rosy cheeks stay with me for a full 8 hours. I am definitely going back for the other two shades, I hope they are back in stock. Fingers crossed!So, I have heard through the Instagram grapevine from several beauty bloggers that these are a dupe of Milani’s Rose Powder Blushes-I beg to differ. The blush compacts are quite different in size. Milani’s are huge comparing to Flower Beauty’s.Both carry different shades and finishes- matte vs. satin. The flower embossments on the blushes are no way near close to each other or are from the same plant family. Drew chose the Camellia flower which is the brands signature flower. Milani on the other hand embossed their blossoming blushes with a rose. The only similarity I see is the price point. Depending on the store or website, the blushes run between $9 to $10. That’s  still an overall good price for a drugstore blush if you ask me.

If you can’t find the Flower Beauty Flower Pots at your local Walmart, look no further boys and girls, FlowerBeauty.com is open for business!

Haul until your heart is content.

Stay beautiful! Xo.


Kat Von D Shade + Light Blush Review:

I am not 100 percent sure of Kat Vin D’ s Shade + Light Blush will be coming back to Sephora or on the KVD website, but in case they do glamour babes, I suggest you hold on to your $25 and save it for a rainy day or possibly a better makeup haul. These two tone blushes leave something to be desired.

I was lucky enough to find four (Hansel & Gretel, Mickey & Mallory, Sid & Nancy, and Bonnie & Clyde) of the seven Shade + Light blushes at TJ Maxx and Marshall’s for $6.99 each, and was excited to try them after my positive experience with KVD’s Everlasting Liqiuid Lipstick.

Sadly, my blush experience was not a positive one, sighhhhhhh.

Hansel (dark) is terracotta & Gretel (light) is apricot.Bonnie (dark) is raspberry pink & Clyde (light) is lilac.Mickey (dark) is a baked peach & Mallory (light) is a porcelain pink.
Sid (dark) is a bright tulip & Nancy (light) is a ballet pink.
The not so innovative two in one matte finish blushes apply very sheer, blotchy, uneven, and did not wear long (4 hours). The build ability turned out to be weak as well. Did you see the semi-sheer mediocre flush of color in my photos? Yea, that’s four applications worth on my cheeks. At least it didn’t turn out cakey, now there’s a perk! Lol. The finely milled powder produced a ton of kickback, making my sink rather colorful, and my swatches applied quite chalky, and streaky. I had to trace over the swatches repeatedly for the color depth to appear somewhat vibrantly on my wrist, it was a little tedious. My blush pans did manage to stay in the compacts though.

 I have read other reviews that they do fall out after awhile due to the cheap adhesive applied to the backs of each one. Not cool, if you actually paid $25. A compact shouldn’t be made so poorly when charging so much for the finished product, just sayin is all.

At least I got four for the price of one when you think about it, I can’t be too disappointed. Have you tried Kat Von D’s Shade + Light Blush? What do you think of them? Money well spent or nah?

Stay beautiful! Xo


BH Cosmetics Floral Blush Cheek Duo (Caribbean Coral and Fiji Fun) Review:

Wow, BH Cosmetics Floral Blush Cheek Color has some serious pigment glamour babes, and I am hooked! This is yet another company I found through Instagram that I think is worth trying, especially if you love affordability and cruelty free makeup. BH Cosmetics also carries vegan products, hooray! Just click on the link http://makeup.bhcosmetics.com/bhcosmetics/Vegan-Products, and from there you will see all the vegan friendly goods available to you. It’s a win, win situation for us animal lovers! Sorry boys and gals, the Floral Blush Duos that I am about to review are not vegan, but BH has plenty of gorgeous options for you to try.

On with the review!

BH Cosmetics Floral Blush Cheek Duos come in tones of pink, coral, berry, and bronze. And, at $5.50 a pop, which is currently the sale price on their site, I picked two out of the four; Caribbean Coral and Fiji Fun.
Caribbean Coral is a duo of pink and peach corals.

Fiji Fun is a duo of lively rich mauve’s and berries. Each one has two complimentary shades, bright and deep. Swirl both shades together to create a vibrant multidimensional glow, or wear them separately for a healthy flush of color. The possibilities are endless!

The formulation is lightweight, silky smooth, finely milled (kick back dust alert), and have great pigmentation. The satin finish blushes apply evenly and easily producing no streaks or patchiness, making them super buildable and suitable for all skin tones when wanting a noticeable set of colorful cheeks. These blushes are just what I needed to bring color back into my complexion as the fall season transitions to winter.
I use a very light hand with the Floral Blushes because of the high vibrancy. I gradually pick up color with my brush (BH Cosmetics Deluxe Fan Brush) as I begin applying, so I don’t end up looking like an utter clown. I wish not to be apart of the Ringling Brothers Circus anytime soon, lol.

The long lasting wear isn’t bad either. These tropical inspired duos stay put for 9 hours if not longer. A girl’s gotta wash her face at some point, lol. Pretty incredible for a $5 investment, right?!

Sleek, portable, with a mirror, and magnetic closure.

 BH Cosmetics Floral Blush Cheek Duo compacts set the tone for paradise anytime, anywhere!

Mai Tai anyone?!

Stay beautiful! Xo.