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BH Cosmetics Nude Rose Highlighter Palette Review:

Roses are red, violets are……Wait. Not all roses are red glamour babes. These lovely delicate flowers can also have subdued, soft hues, mimicking a flush of color one’s complexion carries. Just take BH Cosmetics Nude Rose Highlighter Palette for example. This beautiful Highlighter Palette holds four flattering incandescent shades (icy pink, rose gold, pink pearl, and pearl) that will compliment all skin tones.


The palette comes housed in a slim metal, mirrored case that slips nice and easy into your handbag.


You can apply these petally soft shades almost anywhere to create a luminous glow. Brow bones, cheek bones, Cupid’s bow, lower lip, chin, inner corners of eyes, center and tip of the nose, and décolletage. I usually apply to the areas where light naturally hits the face to achieve a healthy looking glow; cheek bones, temples, brow bones, bridge and tip of the nose, chin, and forehead. 
Sorry, I went a little highlighter crazy on my brow arches. I was curious to see the intense color pigmentation for myself, and evidently I got my answer, lol. The Nude Rose Highlighters build nicely, excellent!
The velvety smooth formulation is vegan! You read that right boys and gals. Vegans can have pretty makeup and enjoy it too! I am tickled pink everyone can try out this affordable $12 palette. It is lightweight, has intense color pigmentation, blends in evenly and easily, and produces a pearlized finish. Perfect for those who don’t necessarily enjoy twinkling like a star. The highlighters are finely milled too, so beware of kickback dust when picking up product. There’s a whole lot of it in store for you.

The color payoff lasts for about five hours, but there is a rather nice dewy afterglow that still lingers on afterwards. I was mesmerized by how my complexion glowed with warmth and radiance. I didn’t want to wash it off! I know. Skin needs to breathe, so it had to be done.

BH Cosmetics is currently having a 25% off site wide sale valid through February 17th.

Which means, you can get their Nude Rose Highlighting Palette for $9! Use code 25OFF at checkout.

Happy shopping!

Stay beautiful, xo.

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Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Matte Lip Cream Review:

Sigh, I really wanted to like Wet n Wild’s Mega Cushion Matte Lip Cream ($4.99) glamour babes, truly I did. I’m loving the whole cushion concept, but the swatches on my wrist did not appear as true on my lips.


The Mega Cushion Soft Matte Lip Cream is Wet n Wild’s new release for Spring 2017. The Collection also includes four Color Correctors, one highlighter, and one contour shade, which are now available at Walgreens and wetnwildbeauty.com.  FYI: The entire line is vegan.

I picked up all three shades, they were affordable enough so why not?! Melon It Like It Is, Bubblegum in Paradise, and Doll So Hard.

The enriched Shea butter formulation is fantastic. It is lightweight, moisturizing, creamy, smooth, comfortable to wear, buildable, and vibrant. Or so I thought. This is where the Mega Cushion Matte Lip Creams fell short for me. I was expecting the colors to be lively. These felt too pastelly.

Melon It Like It Is is a corally pink.

Bubblegum in Paradise is a purplish pink.


Doll So Hard is a hot pink.

Not one shade came nearly close to looking like the swatches I had taken or seen on the WNW website (photo below).I was a little disappointed. The colors seemed chalky, flat, and washed out. I thought it might have been me, but after trying for a month they were clearly the problem.


The round cushion applicator is great though. It lets you have complete control over the level of color intensity you want to achieve. Sadly, there wasn’t much color saturation in it for me. Womp, womp.

Color longevity was eh. The soft Matte pigment evenly held on at its best for 4 hours, only to leave behind a faint outline around the lips.

I guess I got what I paid for this time around. No big deal, it’s only makeup. Somethings don’t work out the same as it would for others. Fingers crossed the rest of Wet n Wild’s Mega Cushion line works out for me. Yes, I bought the entire collection that’s how obsessed I have become with makeup, lol.

Stay Beautiful! Xo.

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BH Cosmetics Color Lock Long Lasting Matte Lipstick Review:

This review goes out to all of the vegans searching for a lipstick with excellent staying power that doesn’t break the bank. Yes, you can have it all glamour babes. BH Cosmetics Color Lock Long Lasting Matte Lipstick is a rich and creamy long wearing matte lipstick that comes in 14 beautiful shade ranges, that will compliment every skin tone; pinks, corals, reds, berries, nudes, and orchids. Did I mention they only cost $5?! ‘Tis true, I bought two! Dark Rose and True Heart.

Dark Rose is a vampy dark red with a berry undertone. True heart is a bright cherry red. Not exactly the shade for the faint hearted, wink. The Color Lock Matte Lipsticks are infused with Shea Butter for hydration and Vitamin E for anti-oxidant protection, and they’re 100% vegan!

The formula has insane pigmentation, a silky smooth texture, provides even and precise color application, wears comfortably, does not cake, feather or bleed, and leaves lips nicely hydrated throughout the day.
These glided on my lips effortlessly and it felt as if I was wearing nothing all day. So comfy for a matte lipstick. The Color Lock Lipsticks do transfer a bit. I noticed subtle lipstick stains on my coffee cup, but nothing crazy. My lips still stayed intact for 7 hours with no splotchy areas to them. Just watch out for greasy foods, that is where it takes a turn for the worse. Lipstick gone wild, lol. To remove, you will need some kind makeup remover or wipes, the color doesn’t budge. I used a dry tissue at first to wipe away the color and my lips were vibrantly stained afterwards. They looked beautiful though.

BH Cosmetics is currently having an awesome beauty steal on their site. Buy one beauty must have and get one 65% off! Use code BOGO65.

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That includes the Color Lock Matte Lipsticks. Two lipsticks for $6.75?! That’s a great buy if you haven’t tried them out yet. I hope you will! They really know how to make a statement.

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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Wet n Wild Photofocus Concealer and Pressed Powder Review:

Good news glamour babes, actually great news for you selfie queens! Wet n Wild has added new members to the Photofocus line, and its all about coverage, coverage, coverage! With their Photofocus Foundation, Concealer, and Pressed Powders! As I have mentioned before, It’s a rarity to see new makeup releases at the local drugstores (CVS, select Walgreens) near me this early in the year, especially when it’s Wet n Wild. I absolutely love their cosmetics, so when new releases are spotted, I buy! With not a care in the world. The Photofocus Concealer (light ivory) and Pressed Powder (neutral buff) peaked my interest more than the foundation. Into the basket they went, and this time I didn’t forget the toiletries I needed like the last time, lol.

Now what exactly are these supposed to do? Well, from the looks of the packaging, they are meant to help eliminate white particle reflections in face makeup released by flash photography, which creates a white cast in photos. Wet n Wild’s Photofocus Concealer and Pressed Powder (this also goes for the foundation) are specially made with a matte, light-diffusing complex to give your skin #nofilter perfection. The trio has been tested under 7 light conditions with and without the use of flash:

Clear Blue Sunlit Sky

Outdoors PM

Indoors PM

Electronic Flash

Fluorescent Light

Bathroom Light

Nightclub Light.

I have yet to experience photo flashback under my eyes, jaw line, or forehead, I feel that maybe a bit exaggerated, unless there is a blindingly over powering highlighter I missed out on, lol. It’s usually my t-zone that gets in the way of a good photo because of my oily skin. I also did not have the fun, exhausting opportunity to test my skin under 7 light conditions. I thought the bathroom would be the perfect light source, it is the crumbiest lighting in my apartment. You tell me, do I look softer? Any flash back? Does my skin look mattifyingly beautiful? Then I think it’s safe to say that Photofocus works!
Wet n Wild’s Photofocus Concealer ($3.99) has a lightweight, creamy formula that blends in evenly and easily providing medium coverage setting in a matte finish. Don’t be alarmed, when I applied this concealer onto my skin and started to blend, it looked pretty chalky. Let it set for 30 seconds before you have seconds thoughts and curse yourself that you wasted $4, you didn’t. Light Ivory is made for fair maidens, deep breathes. Whatever skin imperfections you may have and want to diffuse, this will take care of them including redness. You can wear this alone, with Foundation, or use the Photofocus Pressed Powder afterwards to smooth out your beautiful canvas that was created for selfies.
Wet n Wild’s Photofocus Pressed Powder ($4.99) is lightweight, has a baked like texture, and gives skin a subtle veil of smooth, silky coverage. I use this with the concealer and the combination of the two helps keep my makeup and skin matte all day with very little oil peeking through. I’m actually impressed by how well the powder sets. It does not feel cakey, dry, or settle into fine lines, and thats on top of the concealer. Everything blends perfectly together, giving skin a natural look and feel.

Overall, I give Wet N Wild’s Photofocus a B+. They could have done better with the pressed powder and concealer shade selections. Six to eight shades isn’t enough if there’s a wide color range for foundation. Shouldn’t there be an even amount of powders and concealers, to foundations? The line is still new so I’m sure there will be new shades added. Fingers crossed.

P.S. The entire line is vegan friendly! That deserves an A alone in my book.

Stay beautiful! Xo.