Makeup Revolution Ghost Lights Highlighter Review:

As Halloween quickly creeps upon us, and we scurry for last minute accessories this weekend to complete our ghastly creations. I thought Makeup Revolution Ghost Lights Highlighter ($6.00) would be an otherworldly finishing touch to unearth out of the makeup grave yard.

Ghost Lights is an iridescent pearlescent white highlighter with a pink shift. Add to your cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupids bow and brow bone for a beautiful spine chilling glow that will leave everyone gasping, including myself. Lol.

The baked formula is lightweight, finely milled, super pigmented, smooth, comfortable to wear, blendable, buildable, easy to apply, and compliments all skin tones.
I have been wearing Ghost Lights everyday this week and I love it. It’s a pretty versatile highlighter for daytime wear if you go light handed with the application. I also apply it to the inner corner of my eyes for an extra pop of brightness. That should keep those pesky vampires away. No one is going to suck anyone’s blood today or any day for that matter, so be gone! Shoo, scat! I got eau de parfum of garlic too!

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The wear time is a little short lived. Five hours, but it fades nicely into a soft dewy pearl glow. If you need a spellblinding glow through All Hallows’ eve. Just throw Makeup Revolution Ghost Lights into your bag of tricks and treats. It’s completely travel friendly and makes good company.

Hop on your broomsticks and fly on over to Ulta. Makeup Revolution Ghost Lights Highlighter is soon to vanish, for Halloween only comes but once a year.

Stay beautiful witches! Xo.

Fiona Stiles Light Illusion Prism Palette Review:

I don’t even know where to begin with Fiona Stiles Light Illusion Prism Palette ($14 orig. $28) glamour babes. My haunches are telling me to start with the pros then work my way down to the cons, so let’s begin. But first, I’ll give you boys and gals a brief description of what this palette truly could have been if it didn’t lack in a few areas.Fiona Stiles Light Illusion Prism Palette is a soft focus, silky powder that captures, diffuses and softens the way light reflects on skin, to give a lit from within appearance. Gently luminous, fool-proof application recreates and enhances the way light reflects on skin to refine complexion appearance. Soft shimmer, sheer natural coverage with a subtle glow that’s suitable for all skin tones. Sounds like and obviously is a gorgeous palette, right?

Take note.

Pros:

The palette itself is beautifully eye pleasing. It’s sleek, slender, and sturdy. A perfect tote-able piece.

There are three shades: Shimmering Pink, Shimmering Champagne, and Shimmering Tan.

They Capture, diffuse and soften the way light reflects on skin, to give a lit from within glow. 

They Filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of your complexion

Can be applied almost anywhere to the skin to enhance features softly.

The soft shimmer is pearlescent.

The formulation is finely milled, lightweight, buttery smooth, blends evenly, and applies easily. 

Somewhat buildable.

Cons:

The sheer coverage is very, very sheer, and is not suitable for all skin tones. I’m fair skinned and I had to layer the shades on a bunch of times to produce some kind of glow. Thank god it’s lightweight.

Tons of kickback dust. It gets everywhere.

The shades do not carry much pigmentation. Out of the three, Shimmering Tan has the most. You can actually see that particular shade the best in my photo and its not saying much. 

Shimmering Pink and Shimmering Champagne barely show up on the skin even though my swatches say different. It’s the weirdest thing, I know. 

The longevity is what killed me with this palette. 2 hours of wear and just like that, poof! Gone. I really hate disappearing acts, sigh.

I will be returning the Light Illusion Prism Palette. I recently learned that Ulta is pulling the entire Fiona Stiles line from their Stores- a revamp is on the way! 

I am more than willing to give Fiona’s line another chance if the reformulations prove to be successful. We gotta keep in mind not everyone gets it right on the first try.

Stay beautiful! Xo

NYX Cosmetics Epic Ink Lip Dye Review:

I was a little unsure as to whether or not I should try NYX Cosmetics New Epic Ink Lip Dye because of the not so stellar two star rating it has received from reviewers. I took the gamble anyway, bought five, and do not regret my decision glamour babes. These are pretty (both literally and figuratively) awesome. I am just going to set the record straight. Some of the reviews have stated NYX’s Epic Ink Lip Dyes are clumpy, bleed, feather uncontrollably, are messy, not thick enough and do not apply evenly. I don’t know how a water based lip dye can become clumpy or have thickness. That’s the purpose of a lip stain. It’s intended to tint lips with beautiful color providing long lasting wear; minus the rich formula of a liquid lipstick, gloss, or lipstick. I have not had a problem with feathering or bleeding. If you do come across this situation, a lip primer pencil does work wonders. Take it from a lipstick junkie who has tried it all, lol. Unless you’re holding the tube upside down when getting ready to apply, or missing the initial target, meaning your lips. There is no mess from what I have experienced.

Which five shades out of the twelve did I buy? Let’s just say they all run in the red and pink family, lol!

Poised- true red

Blazed-brick red

Fresh- deep scarlet with a blue undertone

Charmer-deep strawberry red

Charmer-deep hot pink

The formula is lightweight, saturates lips with bold, lively color, are comfortable to wear, and dries to a matte finish almost instantly. Each Epic Ink Lip Dye carries a doe foot wand that’ll create precise, even, and easy applications. You can wear these a multitude of ways. Alone, add some gloss for high shine, underneath another lipstick for extra oomph, or mix it up with other shades in the Epic Ink collection. Since they’re water based I would not find them suitable for dry lips. They sink into every line and noticeably show. I would most definitely exfoliate lips before applying. This will help the color adhere smoothly giving you long lasting wear (9 hours) throughout the day and a more polished look.

If you’re willing to take a leap of faith, Ulta is having another sensational BOGO sale on all NYX Cosmetics valid thru 2/11/17. Come on, place your bets! Either way you can’t lose. Ulta kindly accepts returns if you’re unhappy with your purchase. It was worth a shot, right?!

Stay beautiful, xo.

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Soap & Glory Heck of a Blot Instant Perfecting Power Primer Review:

Its been awhile since I posted a face primer hasn’t it glamour babes? Well, thats because I finally finished most of my ELF face primers, and figured to move on to a new one, which is Soap & Glory’s One Heck of a Blot Instant Perfecting Power Primer ($14 at Ulta). This Primer/Base is the pore-fect secret weapon to shine free skin. I should know! My skin gets pretty oily when it wants to and this pick was a good call on my part (pats on the back to me!). Formulated with shine bloc 12 hour matte spheres and pore shrink technology. One Heck of a Blot performs as a multi acting primer that helps: Diminish the appearance of pores

Control shine for 12 hours

Make your makeup last longer

Hide imperfections

Even out skin tone

Reduce the appearance of redness

Leaving you good to glow!
Ya just gotta love how the packaging entices you to buy this stuff! Lol.
All kidding aside, this primer really works, and I am happy I came across it. The texture of the primer itself has a creamy gel like consistency with a tinge of peach coloring that applies clear when blended into the skin; Making this perfect for all skin tones. It is also lightweight, smooth, applies evenly and easily, absorbs quickly, and doesn’t clog pores. It can be worn under or over makeup, or even by its lonesome self. There are times I don’t wear a whole lot of makeup, so, this is a nice buffer to have around when wanting to smooth out skins texture and minor surface imperfections without having to use all of the mediums. That being said, when makeup is applied skin looks absolutely flawless. I do have some slight redness from acne scarring, some large pores, and uneven skin tone, and this primer smoothed over everything. One heck of a blot reminds me of an invisible band-aid, healing everything no one, not even myself wants to see instantly. I didn’t exactly get 12 hours of shine control, it was more like 6, but it still kept my over productive sebaceous glands in check, and my makeup pristine for a full 10 hours. Oh yea, Soap & Glory and I rang in 2017 glowingly.

What do you think of Soap & Glory’s One Heck of a Blot Primer? Love or hate?

Stay beautiful! Xo.