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NYX Love in Paris Palette in “Let Them Eat Cake” Review

First row: Second Row: Third Row: Hello everyone! I hope you are having a beautiful day. I have been using the NYX Love in Paris palette in “Let Them Eat Cake” for quite a few weeks now. This palette retails for about $10 and can be purchased at Ulta or on the NYX website. The small, portable palette contains nine eyeshadows of varying textures ranging from mattes to shimmer finishes. The packaging is simple with a dainty bow clasp, no mirror, and houses a small sponge tip applicator. I have quickly grown fond of this palette for a soft, every day look. The feminine shades work wonderfully together and the hint of shimmer can add dimension to an otherwise simple look. Though I do not own the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, I feel this small compact mimics the rosey tones wonderfully and allows someone on a budget to accomplish a look similar to what the Naked 3 provides. The shades themselves I feel are easy to work with and lend themselves wonderfully especially for …

Five Makeup Products I’d Bring if I was Stranded on an Island!

Hello everyone! I hope all of you are absolutely wonderful today. One day I caught myself thinking if I were stunk on a deserted island what on earth would I bring?! I thought it would be fun to share it with all of you! Comment below with what five things you would bring!  1. Foundation A good foundation for me is a must. I love evening out the redness and pigmentation on my cheeks for a flawless yet natural finish. I cannot be without it on a deserted island since it can also double as concealer. My dark circles aren’t too bad…yet! The foundation shown is Revlon’s Colorstay Whipped Creme. I have been on the hunt for “the” foundation, but my skin hasn’t been cooperating. I’m testing this one out so we’ll see! 2. Blush Blush is a must for me! I love a soft flush on the cheeks; it can make you look so refreshed and awake. It can lift your bone structure and make your overall complexion perky! How could I not bring this …

NYX High Voltage Lipsticks Review

  Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be sharing yet another post with you. I have been playing with the new NYX High Voltage lipsticks that were recently released in their new product line up for spring. The collection showcases 22 creamy shades ranging from soft nudes to rich plums.  They are sold on the NYX website or at Ulta and retail for $6.00. Let’s begin the review! – Twisted – Twisted is a highly pigmented electric violet with cool undertones. It has a rich cream finish that feels comfortable on the lips. This daring shade is right up my alley! There is something about a purple lip that adds such an edgy yet feminine touch to any look. This particular lipstick delivers extremely well with pigmentation as it glides on effortlessly and with intense color.   – Flutter Kiss – Flutter kiss is a soft tawny pink with a hint of brown blended in. I am absolutely in love with this lipstick. It is a “my lips but better” shade on me and I find it absolutely perfect …

NYX Contour and Highlight Pro Palette Review

Hello everyone! I hope your day is lovely. I am thrilled to share today’s post! NYX recently reached out to me and sent me some goodies to review for all of you including their new Contour and Highlight Pro Palette. I had been eyeing contour palettes for quite some time and was overjoyed to have the opportunity to try a drugstore variety as opposed to the higher end options. This Highlight and Contour Pro Palette retails for $25 at Ulta or on the NYX website. It comes with eight shades in refillable pans; four highlight shades and four contour/bronzer shades with a variety of finishes ranging from matte to satin. The first highlight shade would work fantastically for paler complexions. It adds a wonderful glow with it’s shimmer finish, but does not emphasize pores. The second highlight shade has a slightly warmer undertone than the first one and a matte finish. It adds a wonderful glow when applied to the highest points of the face. I particularly love this shade on my light, olive skin tone. …

Valentine Kisses

Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be sharing yet another post with all of you! As they say the lips are the window to our hearts so picking the right color for Valentine’s Day can make all the difference. From a classic red to a bright violet, there is a shade for all occasions whether it be a romantic date with a loved one or a fun evening with a few friends! Bashful Blush A soft rosey shade can highlight the flushed look of your cheeks and warm up your overall complexion. This fail proof option works for all occasions, skin tones, and can be paired with a stronger eye look. There is such a sultry yet delicate feel to a pink lipstick making it a wonderful option for Valentine’s Day. Curious to know more about this particular shade? Read the review here. Revlon Matte Lip Balm “Unapologetic” Electric Red-Orange Showcase your wild side with a vibrant red-orange! It gives an edge while maintaining a fun-loving feel to the overall look. I feel this shade …

Stocking Stuffers – NYX Matte Lip Creams

Hello everyone! I hope your enjoying your day and preparing for the holidays! I know many of us, including myself, have been scrambling trying to find the perfect gifts for friends and family as Christmas is fast approaching. The NYX Matte Lip Creams not only are easily accessible, budget friendly, and pocket sized but also a wonderful option for stocking stuffers. If you are interested in knowing my thoughts then keep on reading! The NYX Matte Lip Creams can be found on the NYX website, Ulta, and Target for about $6.00. There are 22 total shades in the line ranging from soft neutrals, brilliant reds, and vampy shades. Today I will be sharing my thoughts on four shades: Amsterdam, Ibiza, Prague, and Addis Ababa. Amsterdam is a rich, orange-based red that glides on like a dream. I particularly love the doe foot applicator as I feel it gives me the precision I need especially when applying along the edges for a clean finish. This shade is wonderful and applies with full opacity adding some much …

NYX Retractable Lip Liner Review

Hello everyone! I hope all of you are absolutely lovely today. Today I am sharing my thoughts on the NYX Retractable lip liners in Red and Nude Pink. They retail for about $4.50 at Ulta making them a great affordable option for budget conscience beauty aficionados. They have 20 lip shades with varying finishes. Let’s jump into the review! Red  The packaging of the lip liner mimics the actual product color wonderfully. This matte bright red with warm orange undertones is a great liner under lipstick or on it’s own. It glides on and applies vibrant pigmentation on the lips with minimal effort making it an absolute joy to work with. One thing to keep in mind with this liner, as with the Nude Pink as well, is that due to it’s long lasting capability it is also rather drying on the lips. If you plan on using these lip liners, pay extra attention to the overall care of your lips: exfoliate and moisturizer them as the dry formula can emphasize dry patches. Nude Pink Once again, …

E.l.f. HD Blush “Encore” Review

Hello everyone! I hope all of you are wonderful today! I am thrilled to be back sharing yet another review post. Today we will be looking at e.l.f.’s HD Blush in Encore. This cream product retails for $3.00 and can be purchased at Target or the e.l.f. cosmetics website. Packaging The container is surprisingly small containing .34 fl ounces of product. It is made of a lightweight plastic material and has a squeeze pump. The squeeze pump seems to be both a positive and a negative. I love it for hygienic purposes, but find that it can dispense too much product if you’re not light handed when you push down. I like the iconic simplicity of e.l.f.’s packaging. It feels clean, fresh, and modern. Cream Blush The pigmentation of this blush is unbelievable. I was absolutely astonished when I tried it out initially! The color is precise to what you see in the tube. It is rich, creamy, and astoundingly opaque. As you notice in the swatch, I simply put the smallest fraction on the the back …

E.l.f. Concealer and Angled Eyeliner Brush Review

Hello everyone! I hope all of you are well today! Today’s post will sharing my overall thoughts on the two e.l.f. brushes I recently purchased: the flawless concealer brush and angled eyeliner brush. Let’s Begin! Flawless Concealer Brush This brush has a tapered dome shape with a flexible rounded top half. It appears to mimic the shape of a usually smaller blending eye shadow brush. The soft bristle allows for a nonabrasive application of product on the skin. I have absolutely fallen in love with this brush! The quality and texture is superb for the mere $3.00 price and mimics the characteristics of a high end brush. I had originally been using the e.l.f small stipple brush and though it is also wonderful, this brush is able to work into every corner and area of my dark circles without disrupting my foundation or causing my flake prone skin to flare up. The soft bristles seamlessly blend my concealer (Benefit’s Erase Paste) flawlessly without absorbing too much of the product in to the bristles themselves. My favorite way …

Nails – Masglo’s Caprichosa Review

Hello everyone! I hope you are wonderful today. Finally I am announcing the Summertime Hues Polish Poll winner: Masglo’s Caprichosa! This shade is an electric coral with  a warm pink undertone. It is the perfect color for those of you still holding on to the ends of summer. I feel it would complement all skin tones wonderfully. Here I applied two generous coats of the polish over my Sally Hansen Double Duty Base and Top Coat (I also added a coat of this on top for additional shine and longevity). The application was relatively opaque with minor streaking that was corrected with the second coat. The lasting power in terms of chipping I would say is comparable to that of an Essie or OPI polish. Overall, this is a wonderful shade! It is a sumptuous and lively polish for these warm summer days . Unfortunately, the only drawback is the availability. They are sold in Colombia, but if you are traveling make sure to grab this shade! Until next time. Take care!  Alice…xoxo Miss Alice Beauty on: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bloglovin’