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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.

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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.

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Essence Light Up Your Face Luminizer Palette Review:

I can understand why some of you would be disappointed with the Essence Light Up Your Face Luminizer Palette ($5.99). I was in the same boat glamour babes, but after giving it a couple of tries, this palette grew on me.For those of you who absolutely love to shine and sparkle bright like a diamond. I do not recommend this palette. You will end up returning it. These trio of highlighters have subdued light reflecting pigments, which create a very, very soft glow, that gives skin a natural, radiant appearance. I don’t mind having this look at all. I have been favoring it more lately because of the Light Up Your Face Palette ($5.99). I guess you can call it Spring fever, lol. 

The finely milled, buttery smooth formula is lightweight, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, has sheer pigmentation, and is somewhat buildable, but not by much. As sheer as the shades (nude, rose,  golden beige) are, I think they’re quite beautiful and it truly shows on the complexion. I prefer to use these individually to accentuate features. I didn’t really see much natural dimension when blending all three together. It still gave off an individual effect since these are so sheer. You can however, use other highlighters (liquid, powder, or stick) on top of this one to create better depth.  The finish of these highlighters are in no way, shape or form chunky or glittery. So don’t listen to the review rumors. Obviously, they don’t know highlighters. Yep, I went there. Big whoop, you wanna fight about it? (Family Guy humor) lol.

I was actually impressed by the color payoff. Usually highlighters this faint (from my experience) don’t stick around for long, they fade quickly. It’s as if I never put on highlighter. Not this one though. I got six hours of gorgeous glow and tons of compliments. Thanks boys and girls! It’s all thanks to Essence. 

You can try on The Essence Light Up Your Face Luminizer Palette for size at Ulta Beauty or select Target stores.

Stay beautiful! Xo