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ELF Tinted Lip Oil Review:

So, I’ve been Marshall’s hopping from store to store trying to find the gorgeous Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Palette, but had no such luck finding it. All good. I’ll take it as a sign that it wasn’t meant to be. However, I did find quite the spread of ELF Cosmetics (foundation, highlighter, bronzer palettes, concealers, bb creams, lipsticks, beautifully bare blushes, and the list goes on) at every store I visited, and I grabbed two of their Tinted Lip Oils. I wanted to try these for a while now. Somehow, they always tend to slip my mind when ordering online. Curse those new releases! I get distracted every time. Smh. Lol. Originally, Elf’s Tinted Lip Oil retails for $6 each. I snagged them for $1.99. Score!!!!

Cherry Kiss is a cool pinkish red.

Fuchsia Kiss is a warm hot pink.

These two shades are discontinued from the collection, but there are 9 beautiful shades to choose from if you’re into lip oils. I’m not a fan. I thought the Lip Oils were going to set as a soft stain, showing a bit of sheen, while giving my lips hydration. I thought wrong. Whoopsie Daisy.

Product Description:

This Tinted Lip Oil adds a beautiful sheer shine to your lips. Each shade is infused with Jojoba, Apricot, and Vitamin E to nourish and hydrate your lips with each application.

The formulation is lightweight, creamy, smooth, comfortable to wear, sheerly pigmented, applies evenly and easily, keeps lips super hydrated, and sets in a glossy finish that does not migrate off the lips.

Where it fell short for me was the longevity. I literally applied these and within 30 min the glossy tint completely faded. I can’t even make the excuse that I had anything to eat or drink because I didn’t. Elf got the hydration thing down though. My lips stayed soft and silky smooth for part of the day without feeling the need to re-apply any kind of balm.

I’m not in anyway disappointed with my purchase. I only paid $4 for two tinted lip oils and was curious as to how they performed. I will keep them around as lip toppers for my drier formulated matte lipsticks. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Have you tried Elf’s Tinted Lip Oil?

What are your thoughts? Yay or nay?

Stay beautiful! Xo.

Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Foundation Review:

Happy Weekend loves! Today I wanted to talk about Wet n Wild’s New MegaCushion Foundation with SPF 15 ($8.99 for 0.52oz). I absolutely adore WNW MegaCushion (Highlight, Contour, Color Correction) line, and this one is no exception. This foundation is definitely a must try if you haven’t gone out and purchased it yet.

Product Description:

It’s a match made in makeup heaven! Liquid foundation in a cushion compact. Tap the cushion to add just the right amount of coverage or double tap to add more. It’s perfectly portable too, with an air tight, no mess compact that makes applying liquid foundation a breeze. Infused with coconut derivative, the luminous, lightweight, and buildable formula helps boost hydration and contains SPF 15 for added skin protection.

I am a huge fan of broad spectrum infused liquid foundations and BB Creams. I don’t normally wear a face cream during the day due to my oily skin, so I tend to skip out on the morning moisturizing routine. I uusually apply a primer (elf blemish control, my personal fave) and buff on a bit of SPF foundation or BB cream that provides medium to full coverage, which keeps me looking flawless, free from harmful radicals, non-greasy, and hydrated enough as to where I don’t break out. Two thumbs up WNW for the SPF protection.

There are nine shades available, ranging in tones of light ivory for porcelain skin to tawny for deeper complexions. I went on a whim and bought cream ivory. This is when I wish WNW would start making testers in CVS and Walgreens, but to my surprise it matched perfectly with my skin tone.

Cream Ivory is a soft warm beige that compliments light to medium skin tones.

The formula is super lightweight, creamy, hydrating, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, blendable, does not oxidize, goes on evenly, provides medium coverage, and has a satin finish, creating a natural, luminous look.

I did not find the MegaCushion foundation to be buildable at all. I had a few red spots that I could not conceal no matter how much I applied. I needed the assistance of a concealer (WNW Photo Focus) to help cover up the redness. This works well alone on slight imperfections, just not so much on redness and dark spots. Keep that in mind.

P.S. The thin cushiony applicator puff included in the compact works awesome when applying the foundation. It glides on the skin effortlessly.

I do highly recommend this for dry skin or possibly combination skin types. The MegaCushion Foundation has a good amount of hydration, and does not settle into fine lines or wrinkles. It melts beautifully into the skin.

I was very shocked that I had no issues with this foundation. I thought the coconut oil would have been excessive for my oily skin, clogging my pores and producing uncontrollable breakouts. Something that I always fear when trying a newly released foundation. My doubts proved me wrong.

The wear lasted over eight hours with the foundation staying intact. There was a bit of oil peeking through my t-zone. Not to worry, there’s nothing that a mattifying powder can’t handle to absorb some oils. And, I had not one breakout! Sigh of relief.

This is definitely a keeper and repurchase.

Wet n Wild’s MegaCushion Foundation is available at CVS, Walgreens, and wetnwildbeauty.com.

Think you’ll pick one up to try?

Do tell!

Stay beautiful, xo.

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.

NYX Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil Review:

Excuse me glamour babes, while I slip my lips into something a little more comfortable.

Say hello to NYX Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil ($7.00). I was a skeptic at first, but that feeling is no more. You think, oh god oil?! Why?! That’s going to literally slip right off my lips. Don’t be fooled, they’re awesome.

The 12 richly pigmented shades are the newest members to the NYX family, and there’s a pretty good spread of colors to choose from. Ranging in nudes, reds, berries, pinks, and mauves. You’ll have no problem on deciding which color works best for you. Who knows? It might be all of them. Lol.

Now that we are officially in fall mode. Some new reds seemed to be fitting for the season. I absolutely fell in love with Fire Dancer and Red Queen.

Fire Dancer is a wine red.

Red Queen is a true red.

*Just a note on Fire Dancer. Two applications are needed if you decide to buy this shade. I noticed it to be a bit patchy in certain areas when only using one coat. Two coats works perfectly or a lipliner underneath will create evenness and a much bolder lip too.

Infused with Grape Seed Oil, Avacado Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Sweet Almond Oil. The formulation is super lightweight, creamy, hydrating, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, highly pigmented, buildable, does not feather, bleed, feel cakey, and sets in a satin matte finish.

The Lip Oils are indeed liquid lipsticks, but the consistency is much thinner, like a liquid stain. So I’d give it a minute to fully set after applying.

Make sure lips are exfoliated and 100% dry. The colors will adhere better and last longer. About 7 hours and then they slowly fade into a vibrant stain.

NYX Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil is now available at Ulta and NYX Cosmetics.com.

Check out the BOGO Sale going on now at Ulta Beauty! Saving money is always a good thing. It means you can buy more makeup! Lol.

Think you’ll get any?!

Stay beautiful! Xo.