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Elf Cosmetics Pop of Glitter Gel Review:

Elf Cosmetics Pop of Glitter Gel ($4 for 0.29 fl oz.) is going to give those lips all the more reason to celebrate for the holidays glamour babes! It has the right amount of sparkle to make anyone’s spirit bright.

Details:

This multi-dimensional liquid glitter is perfect for using as a highlighter, eyeshadow, eyeliner, or lip color for an instant pop of glitter on the skin. This glitter gel can be worn alone or on top of existing products to transform any matte or glossy texture to a sparkling metallic finish.

The Pop of Glitter Gel is available in 5 shades-Golden Glitz, Turquoise Twilight, Twinkle Pink, Rose Gold, and Gilded Bronze.

Since it is a new item, I went the safe route and purchased one-Twinkle Pink. I will be ordering the other four shades. I absolutely love this glitter gel! You can create a lot of different looks.

Twinkle Pink is a clear based gel with a pink and gold sparkle shift.

The micro fine glitter formula is lightweight, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, slick textured, non-sticky, blendable, not all that buildable, has sheer pigmentation, dries quickly, and sets in a matte finish. When a gloss is applied on top of Twinkle Pink it replicates Becca’s Liquid Crystal Glow Topper ($22) in Rose Quartz x Seashell quite nicely. Just sayin.

Due to its sheerness, it doesn’t exactly work well as an eyeshadow or liner alone. It barely showed through. But, if you wear it on top of something with deeper pigmentation then you’ll get a pretty subtle glittering effect. Think rich matte shadows or a sultry black cat eye. Meow! I will say this looks beautiful on top of Elf’s Holographic Highlighter Duo as well. The duo chrome definitely stands out now, especially in the light. And, you can wear this alone or on top of your favorite lipsticks.

Elf’s Pop of Gel Glitter looks gorgeous on a matte red lip. Get that mistletoe ready boys and girls! This is one lip that can give a million kisses and not fade away for it is transfer-proof, and lasts over 8 hours. Eat, Drink and be merry!

Elf Cosmetics Pop of Glitter Gel is available at elfcosmetics.com.

Don’t be afraid to sparkle a little brighter.

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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ELF Cosmetics Highlighting Holographic Duo Review:

Elf Cosmetics has released some cool new holographic items recently glamour babes and their Highlighting Holographic Duo ($8.00 for 0.32oz) is one of them!

Let’s check it out!

Details:

Get a radiant, iridescent glow with this Prismatic Highlighting duo. Perfect for wearing alone or layering, this buildable, luminescent formula reflects light to make your highlight pop.

Cruelty Free and Vegan! Yay!

Elf’s Holographic Highlighter Duo comes in three shades-Mermaid Tail, Blue Lagoon, and Sirens Call.

I obviously went the mermaid route and purchased Mermaid Tail. Remember, Always be yourself unless you can be a mermaid. Then always be a mermaid. Or a unicorn. I don’t discriminate against the two. Lol.

Mermaid tail is a pale cotton candy pink and a sheer lavender duo.

I wouldn’t exactly call this a holographic highlighter, there is no shade shifting. It’s more pearlescent. But, if you mix the two together it’ll give off a sheer duo chromatic glow.

The formulation is lightweight, smooth, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, blends well, somewhat buildable, has soft pigmentation, flatters all skin tones, and gives skin an iridescent finish.

I actually love that the glow isn’t as intense as some of the highlighters I own. These pastel hues are great for everyday wear, I like the subtlety they create. You get the perfect amount of radiance along with a lovely touch of color. Now where did I put my clam shell bra? Being a human is getting too complicated for me. I’m ready to explore the deep blue underworld. Oh, can’t forget the fins. Lol.

Wear time is about 5 hours. Not as long as Elf’s other highlighters, but the longevity is there, and skin still glows a bit after fading.

Elf’s Highlighting Holographic Duo is available at ELF Stores and elfcosmetics.com

Think you’ll swim on over to get one?

Do tell!

Sending you mermaid kisses and starfish wishes!

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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Bad Habit Beauty Aphrodite Eyeshadow Palette Review:

Huda Beauty fans rejoice! The Rose Gold Palette has a dupe! Bad Habit Beauty’s Aphrodite Palette costs only $10 (Yes, you read that price correctly) and has the exact same shades as the $65 palette.

I find that to be such a foolish price for an eyeshadow palette. Why so expensive? If cruelty free companies such as Bad Habit Beauty can make beautiful affordable palettes with the same high end quality, there’s no need to spend your hard earned money on one palette when you can purchase six different ones. And, BHB has plenty of more eyeshadow dupes that I will share on my blog each week. I have three more palettes to cover for you. I already got the Retro Love Palette down, which is a dupe of ABH Subculture Palette. I’m so excited! They are so beautiful. You’re going to want them all!

BHB Aphrodite Palette features 18 shades and ranges in three finishes-10 deeply saturated mattes, 6 jewel toned metallics, and 2 chromatic pressed pearl eye shadows. This palette has a ton of versatility and you can create many eye looks for day or night.

Mattes:

Admire is a deep earthy tan

Flirt is a hot pink

Lust is a rich mulberry

Romance is a warm reddish brown

Passion is a smooth gray

Blushing is a dusty pink

Seduction is a rich cocoa brown

Jealousy is a maroon clay

Coy is a soft cream

Heartbreak is a striking jet black

Metals:

Infatuation is a smoky bronze

Love is a sparkling cranberry

Sparks is a lavish gold

Beauty is a rose gold

Adore is a rich copper penny

Euphoria is an antique gold

*The metal finishes have a much creamier texture than the pearl and matte finishes. They almost feel mousse like, and create the most fallout during applications. Be sure to have your eyeshadow shield close by.

Chromatic Pearls:

Crush is a sweet pink with a gold shift

Moondust is an astral gold illumination

The formulation of each eyeshadow is lightweight, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, has buttery smooth textures, highly pigmented, opaque, blendable, buildable, and are long lasting.

Wear time is 8 hours. After the 8 hour mark, that is when I started to notice a little bit of fading going on, but the colors stayed intact throughout the day. You can use a shadow primer to prolong the wear. The shades will appear more vibrant as well.

BHB Aphrodite Palette is available at shophush.com or you can download the shophush app and save on shipping.

Think you’ll get one? Register your email address above to get notified when this goddess of love returns.

She’s quite the desirable deity.

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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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.