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The Beauty Crop GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick Review:

Happy Friday glamour babes! I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving that was filled with lots of love, friends, family, happiness, good food, and gratitude.

Today’s review: The Beauty Crop GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick ($14.95 for 0.14oz)

The Beauty Crop is having a 50% off sale (click here) on their entire site. Meaning, you’ll be paying only $7.48 per liquid lipstick. What a deal! It’s like paying for a drugstore lipstick, without all of the crazy chemicals involved. For a vegan/cruelty free lipstick, I actually like this one, and I’m not just saying that to get brownie points with the company because I am an affiliate. The formula is really good. I love it. I think I’ll pick up two more. Two for the price of one isn’t all that bad. Tee hee.

Product Description:

An intensely pigmented liquid lipstick that is life-proof with serious staying power! Apply our creamy lipstick to lips and allow the formula to set to a long-wearing matte look, delivering rich uncompromising color. Our formula is enriched with Shea Butter and Vitamin E provides you with comfortable wear for hours, that doesn’t cake, flake or dry out – empowering you to take on the day! Celebrate your individuality with our to-die-for shades

Vegan & Cruelty-free! Yay!

Ingredients:

Isododecane, Silica & Methicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Butylene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, [+-(may contain) Red Iron oxide CI 77491, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Yellow Iron oxide CI 77492, D&C Red No.6 CI 15850, Red 27 Lake CI45410]

I was not exactly crazy about the color that was sent, but none the less, truly grateful to receive tickled pink as a sample.

Tickled Pink is a cool pink lilac. It’s a very pretty color, but just not for me personally. I look washed out when wearing these sort of tones.

Anyhoodles, the formulation is great! It’s lightweight, richly pigmented, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, opague, non-drying, hydrating, comes in 14 shades, and sets in a matte finish. It also has a soft vanilla scent that I cannot stop inhaling.

Wear time is excellent- 8 hours. You know the food rules, avoid anything greasy and you’re golden. Lol.

Let the GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick movement begin at thebeautycrop.com!

Happy shopping!

Stay beautiful, xo.

Colourpop I Think I Love You Palette Review:

My eyeshadow palette obsession is growing out of proportion glamour babes, and Colourpop’s I Think I Love You Palette ($16 for 0.36 oz) isn’t making my addiction any better. I want to collect them (CP Palettes) all!

What’s the first step when having an addiction? Admit that you have a problem. So far so good. Lol.
The 12 pan vegan friendly pressed shadow palette contains 8 Metallics and 4 matte shades ranging in the bronze/gold family.

Bitter Better- is a soft metallic gold

Bel Air- is a matte cool taupe

Fancy Face- is a metallic bright red copper

Girls Bite is a metallic golden bronze

Howdy is a metallic bronze

Rowdy is a matte warm ivory

My Treat is a metallic champagne ivory

Level up is a metallic bright copper penny. My favorite.

Screw it is a metallic soft rose gold

Let’s do it is a matte true black


Rule Breaker is a metallic bright yellow gold

My type is a matte deep saddle brown

There’s no questioning as to how I feel about this palette. I.LOVE.IT. Not like or I think I like, its full fledged love. Like a cheesy scene from a movie. Arrow is shot through the heart as glitter, hearts, and a rainbow fall and dance over my head.

The formulation of CP Pressed Shadows are fantastic! They have a smooth, creamy texture, are lightweight, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, blendable, buildable, super pigmented, and every shade in this palette work extremely well together creating zero debris. It’s a very versatile palette when wanting to dress your eye look up or down.

I am a huge fan of bronze eyeshadows. The rich brown metallic hues make my blue gray eyes pop and add a touch of warmth to my complexion. CP I think I Love You Palette was definitely made for me. Literally. Lol.

Wear time was over 10 hours. I wore this to work (8 hour day) followed by a dinner engagement and the shades remained intact. There was no creasing, running, or any eye irritation. My eyes looked beautiful the entire night. I am so happy with this palette. It’s perfect for the fall and winter season, and just about anyone who loves to play with eyeshadow. I highly recommend.

Colourpop’s I Think I Love You Palette is the quintessential secret Santa gift for under $20! Dasher (reindeer humor) over to colourpop.com and put this one in your sack.

Stay beautiful! Xo.

ELF Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick Review:


Now this I love glamour babes. ELF Cosmetics New Long Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick ($5.00 for 0.10 fl. oz) . I wanted to try these ever since they launched back in August, but the shade selection was pretty limited at the time. Only five shades were available, and not one neutral toned hue jumped out and screamed, pick me! If I’m going to try a newly released liquid lipstick or any lipstick for that matter, it has to be bright and bold. I gotta make a statement here. Lol.

Long story short, I waited in hopes for ELF to release a few more shades. My wish came true, six shades were added (eleven in total), and red vixen was ripe for the pickin.

I’d still like to see more colors come into play. The shade range could be better. That’s my only criticism.

Red Vixen is a cool medium red with a blue undertone. Like my other twenty some odd red blue lipsticks. This one is beautiful too.

Details:

This Liquid Matte Lipstick achieves a long lasting, gorgeous matte finish. The formula is enriched with Vitamin E to help nourish and condition the lips. The slim, diamond shaped applicator gives you flawless application in just one stroke!

For a $5.00 liquid lipstick the formulation is on the money. It’s lightweight, creamy, smooth, comfortable to wear, easy to apply, opaque, highly pigmented, non-drying, does not crack, cake, feather, or bleed, dries quickly, removes easily, and sets in a matte finish.
The wear time for ELF’s Liquid Matte Lipstick isn’t exactly long lasting as they claim it to be, but I was still impressed by its longevity.

Eating and drinking-6 hours
Alone-7 hours
Oily foods- no bueno. The color slips right off.

If you do happen to notice some fading. You can always apply another coat. Surprisingly, it does not crumble or become sticky after doing so.
These are going to be my new go to drugstore liquid lipsticks. They’re affordable, vibrant, flattering on all skin tones, vegan and cruelty free! What more could a lipstick junkie ask for? Besides more lipstick. Lol.

ELF Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick is available at elfcosmetics.com and ELF Studio Stores.

Thinking of getting any?

Do tell!

Stay beautiful! Xo.

ELF Cosmetics Heart Defensor Highlighter Duo Review:

Happy Monday glamour babes! I hope you all had a fantabulous weekend. Mine was filled with swatching and testing new makeup I had ordered over the past week and a half. And boy, do I have a lot to cover. Lol.
Let’s start with Elf Cosmetics Heart Defensor Coffee ‘n Cream Highlighter Duo ($8.00 for 0.3oz). Elf collabed with YouTube Beauty Vlogger ThatsHeart and created an exclusive complimentary highlighter powder palette to customize your look from subtle glow to sun-kissed bronzed.

“My amazing subscribers were my inspiration for this highlighter duo! I chose colors that blend with any skin tone, and can be worn in the day or at night. These shades also look amazing mixed together-they’re a perfect match!”-Heart Defensor
I honestly had no idea who she was. My eyes immediately locked on her beautiful rose gold compact and what lied inside-two gorgeous highlighters! Does that make me a terrible beauty blogger? Reading is more my thing. Sorry!

Coffee is a medium rose gold bronzer.

Cream is a soft white highlighter.

Blended together

The formula is lovely. It has a finely milled texture that is silky smooth, blendable, buildable, applies evenly and easily, comfortable to wear with medium pigmentation, and a pearlized finish.

This highlighter duo is not sparkly or blinding as many like to call it. Throwing on a pair of sunglasses so you don’t burn out your retinas is blinding to me.

Both Coffee ‘n Cream create a soft healthy looking glow. Your retinas are safe. Lol.

You can apply these separately or stir them together for a custom shade.

I will disagree that this is suitable for all skin tones. I have a light complexion and the colors didn’t really show up as well as I think it would for medium to deeper complexions. It almost appeared translucent when mixing the two and wearing cream on its own. Coffee however, showed up nicely. Overall, my skin did have a nice subtle dewy glow and I was happy.

Wear time was about 5 hours. My skin is oily and that could be the reason why it faded rather quickly.
I don’t love or hate ELF Cosmetics Heart Defensor Highlighter Duo. I am simply satisfied with my purchase. I will continue to use it, but I don’t plan on buying it again once I hit pan.

What are your thoughts on this highlighter duo? Did you get one?

Do Tell!

P.S. ELF Cosmetics will be restocking the Heart Defensor Highlighter Duo if you missed out and wanted to try it. I’m just not exactly sure when. Click on their notify me when available link and they’ll email you when it’s back in stock. ELF is good like that.

Stay beautiful! Xo.