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Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Review:

2017 has been the year of the highlighters glamour babes! I know thats what the main focus has been on my blog lately, but can you blame me? All of them are gem finds. Just take a look at Makeup Revolution’s Skin Kiss Highlighters-perfect examples! Ice Kiss, Golden Kiss, and Peach Kiss are stunners, and they’re huge for $9.00! Are they reminding you of a certain high-end highlighter brand everyone is going gaga for? Does Jeffree Star Skin Frost ring a bell? You thought correctly my dearies. The $29 highlighter has a dupe! Ice Cold is Ice Kiss. Peach Goddess is Peach Kiss, and Siberian Gold is Golden Kiss or it could possibly be King Tut, depending on the skin tone in my opinion. The crushed pigment highlighter brightens and adds a natural touch of illumination to the skin throughout the year. I better get started on my glow then! I’d love to shine 365 days a year! It’ll match my glowing personality! Lol.

Ice Kiss is a bright silvery white.

Golden Kiss is a warm champagne gold. 

Peach Kiss is a warm peachy pink. 

When swatching these Skin Kiss beauties I loved how buttery smooth the texture was as I glided each hue across my wrist. The pigmentation is outstanding! The finely milled formula lets you layer the shades to reach your glowing achievement easily and effortlessly making them suitable for all skin tones. 

Makeup Revolution’s Skin Kiss Highlighters aren’t very shimmery or sparkly if that is something you are worried about. Because the formula is finely milled they produce a metallic to pearlized finish, which is attractive on any complexion. I adore these types of finishes. You don’t end up looking like a glittery disco ball by days end. Your skin looks like it’s been gently kissed by the glow of these beautiful highlighters.

The color payoff is good. I got about 6 hours of wear for each Skin Kiss Highlighter and I was happy by their performance.

I’d like to see more shades come into play. Makeup Revolution needs to get on that stat! For the price and size, three colors is simply not enough for a highlighter junkie who loves a sun-kissed glow all year round.

You can grab these dazzlers at Ulta Beauty.
Stay beautiful! Xo.

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Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder Review:

Makeup Revolution’s Luxury Banana Powder ($8.00 for 1.5 oz at Ulta) is bananas glamour babes. B-A-N-A-N-A-S! I’m totally crushing on this pale yellow powder, my skin looks incredible! Fingers crossed this has or will do the same for you. 

The lightweight velvety soft face powder helps correct redness and pink undertones while setting makeup and mattifying shine.

Shake the bottle before use. Loose powders tend to get a little lumpy, and this method will break down the powder so it can pass through the sieve top effectively.

 

I love to use this all over my face as a complexion booster. Oh yes, apart from setting makeup, Makeup Revolution’s Banana Powder knows how to brighten up skin beautifully.This can be used for contouring too. It shapes and defines features softly without creating harsh lines across the cheekbones or bridge of the nose. I find powder contour applications to be much more flattering than cream. Features look sculpted, but in a natural sense. I hope that makes sense, lol. I also love to use this underneath my eyes to keep concealer in place and to neutralize dark circles. Works like a charm.

If you do have oily skin and constantly battle with an oily t-zone on a daily basis, then you really need to invest in this $8.00 bottle. Skin literally stays matte for hours and hours. At the end of a 10 hour work shift, I barely have any shine or oil peeking through and my makeup looks flawless. And, you can apply as much as you want if need be. The Banana Powder does not cake, crease, or settle into fine lines. It’s microfine.

You do know that Makeup Revolution’s Luxury Banana Powder is an identical twin of Ben Nye’s Luxury Banana Powder, only $12 cheaper, right? ‘Tis trew!Both are translucent, mattifying, silky fine powders carrying a hint of banana color that compliments all skin tones.

How do you like them bananas?!

Stay beautiful! Xo.

Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit Review:

Don’t waste your time or money on the new Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit glamour babes. It’s pretty darn awful.

I thought the Retro Luxe Lip Kit was going to play an incredible role as a dupe for Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit. Yes, it does contain a matching lip pencil, and liquid matte lipstick, but that’s just about as much excitement as you are going to get out of this $9 kit.

The formulation is horrible, and the shade selection is meh. There are five shades in total; 3 nude (Echelon, Noble, Reign-isn’t that a Kylie shade?) one vampy berry (Royal), and a red called Regal. Can you guess which shade I chose? Lol.

Okay, so, Regal is not the rich shade of red as it appears on the web and box. Um, looks can be deceiving much? Most definitely. What the shade really looks like is that of a Crayola Crayon in Burnt Orange.

Wonderful! My least favorite color in the crayon box has now been painted on my lips. Yuck!

This was not a flattering lip shade on me at all. No, no, no. It simply did not do. The tone came off as very flat, muted and muddy. Although the formulation is lightweight, and it applied evenly and easily with opaque pigment. The texture was sticky never fully setting into a matte finish. The liquid lipstick was also super drying. Sorry boys and gals, but I am not exactly sure of its longevity. I literally wore it for about five minutes and had to remove the color because it was so uncomfortable to keep sitting on my lips. FYI: I had to use makeup remover wipes. This liquid lipstick did not budge, adding more salt to the wound. My lips were so sore and chapped afterwards. The only positive I found in this lip kit was the lip pencil. It’s very creamy, has nice pigment, and applies smoothly.

Makeup Revolution seriously needs to work on their lipstick formulations. I have yet to fall in love with a MUR lip product. Back to Ulta you go Retro Luxe! It was nice knowing you.

Have you purchased Makeup Revolution’s Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit? What do you think? Love it or hate it?

Stay beautiful! Xo.

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm Review:

I want to own all seven shades of Pixi’s Shea Butter Lip Balm glamour babes, and so might you by the end of this review. I’m completely hooked.
I know these lip balm’s came out quite some time ago, but an oldie yet goodie such as this one deserves recognition.If you love the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments ($24) then you’ll come to appreciate Pixi’s, which you can get at Target for $8. That’s a $16 savings right there! Oh, and they have an untinted version too, just like Fresh if you need an overnight treatment while you sleep, wink. I’ll be picking that gem up real soon, possibly even tonight. I still have plenty of Christmas shopping to do. The two of these are pretty similar if you ask me. They provide the same beneficial ingredients such as Shea Butter, Castor Seed Oil, and Vitamin E to nourish, soothe, and protect lips. Both also carry a lovely sweet sugary scent that you have to refrain yourself from eating because it smells so darn good. The one minor difference, Fresh has an SPF, Pixi does not. This is still an amazing dupe to consider if your lips need a little deep conditioning and colorful tint during the winter months.

Ripe Raspberry is a beautiful vibrant reddish fuchsia that makes the complexion come alive. Something I totally needed.Although richly emollient with Shea butter and vitamin E. The formulation is surprisingly lightweight, has a creamy, silky texture that glides on smoothly, wears comfortably, produces beautiful pigmentation like a lipstick, and adds a balmy satiny finish.

The cold weather has literally sucked all of the moisture out of my lips, leaving them horribly dry, cracked, and irritated. Pixi’s Shea Butter Lip Balm seriously saved the day, I take it everywhere I go. Not that I need to. The color lasts for hours as does the intense hydration. I love, love, love. I don’t know what I’d do without it right now. My lips have been brought back to life. They are soft, smooth, supple, and no longer have that dry, tight uncomfortable feeling.

I can’t wait to play with my liquid lipsticks again! I bet they miss me, I sure miss them, its been awhile.

Have you fallen in love with Pixi’s Shea Butter Lip Balm? I knew you would. It was all a matter of time, and proper convincing lol.

Stay beautiful, xo.