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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.

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.

Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter Review:

I went (Harmon), I saw, I got excited, I bought, I swatched, and I tried Physicians Formula New Butter Highlighters ($9.99 for 0.17 oz), and didn’t fall in love with them as I was hoping I would glamour babes.

The highlighters come in four shades-Rose Gold, Pink Rose, Champagne, and Pearl. I purchased Rose Gold and Pink Rose. Champagne and Pearl were sold out.

Rose Gold is a warm pinkish coppery gold.

Pink Rose is a soft rosy pink.

Let me just tell you a little bit about PF Murumuru Butter Highlighters before I share my dislikes.

These multi-dimensional cream to powder highlighters are infused with Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter, and Tucuma Butter. As well as ultra refined pearls and soft focus pigments that will help smooth skin texture, brighten skin tone, and deliver a gorgeous highlighted finish.

The formulation reminds me somewhat of Colourpop’s Super Shock Highlighters. They have a mousse like bouncy texture, are lightweight, creamy, easy to apply, easy to blend, not so much buildable, and have an ultra metallic sheen finish with a lovely tropical scent of coconut lingering through each highlighter. I will say that Colourpop’s are indeed buildable and carry a lovely pearlized finish. I did not care the metallic sheen finish along with the Hydrating Brazilian Butter infusion. The shine only enhanced my oily t-zone and enlarged my pores. My skin looked and felt super oily. I think these would work best for normal to drier complexions, and possibly medium to deeper skin tones. Oily skin is a no go though.

The pigmentation was great when I did the swatches, but I was a little sad to see that there was barely any color on my cheeks. In the photos I went heavy handed with the application so you can see the shades better. The color melted into my cheeks and vanished when I began to blend them into my skin. What’s up with the pigmentation factor lately? I really wanted to love these. I’m a huge fan of Physicians Formula. Sigh.

Wear time was about 7 hours before I washed away the glossy face staring back at me. There was too much shimmery dew going on.

I’m going to play around with these some more. Maybe I can layer the Butter Highlighters over a powder blush or try them as an eyeshadow.
Physicians Formula Butter Highlighters are available at Harmon Face Values and Bed Bath and Beyond.

Do you think you’ll try them?

Do share!

Stay beautiful, xo.

NYX Dose of Dew Face Gloss Review:

I don’t know exactly what this “wet and glossy” face fad is about, but I’m not a big fan of the trend glamour babes. NYX’s Dose of Dew Face Gloss left a little too much resi-dew on my face, and that could be dew to my oily complexion. 
Product Description:

Glisten from every angle with Dose of Dew, NYX Professional Makeup’s new face gloss that creates a soft, pearly glow for a totally mesmerizing holographic effect. Inspired by the new beauty trend of the “wet and glossy face”, this dreamy balm highlighter glides on like silk and sets to a lightweight, dewy finish. In short, it’s the best thing your makeup bag has even seen (and we know it’s seen some good stuff).I felt this face gloss to be quite balmy and heavy, not lightweight at all. It doesn’t have a sticky texture if that’s what you are questioning. The formula is very emollient, which makes me think this would work best on dryer skin and possibly medium to deep skin tones. The shade is a super sheer opalescent pink, but I was unable to see a holographic effect come into view.I do have fair skin and when blending, the color faded into nothing. I did glisten though! As if I applied a stick of crisco to my t-zone and was ready to bake in the oven at the perfect set temperature of 350 degrees, creating that beautiful golden glow we all want and talk about. Don’t get too excited, I broke out terribly and produced no glow. Way to accentuate my features, lol. My skin looked slick and wet, and the wear had an uncomfortable greasy feel. Thankfully, the formula payoff wasn’t everlasting-4 hours, but the greasiness still lingered.

The twistable tube was not exactly sturdy, so when trying to apply a bit of pressure to the face gloss stick as it glided across my skin, it would retract back into the tube. It was kind of an annoying process. Having to constantly twist the product back up into place, and I am sure by doing this motion repeatedly weakened the structure of the face gloss. 

Oh well, I didn’t loosen the purse strings too much on NYX’s Dose of Dew Face Gloss. It was only a $9 loss, and I was able to experiment with a trend that’s not all it’s cracked up to be in my opinion.

What do you think of dewy sticks in general? Love? Hate? Or could you do without?

Share below!

Stay beautiful! Xo.