Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Review: Eco Tools Detailed Lip Brush

After the resounding that was the Sephora lip brush, I decided to check one out from a cheaper, but well loves, brand. I chose the detailed lip brush from eco tools which retails for around $4.
I picked up the brush at my local Ulta. While it doesn’t retract is does come with a metal lid that can cover the bristles. I find the bristles to be softer and less “plastic” than the Sephora brush. This leads to more product on the brush. It is still and dense and firm brush though.  It sheers out the product a bit on the lips, but leaves no streaks or uneven edges.

The cap has one flaw and that is it is not secure. There are no bumps and holes to “click” the cap on, so it can fall off. I’ve never had this happen in my purse yet (I keep in in a small, vertical pocket) but if you just have this floating around the bottom of your bag I can see it falling off.
size comparison

Overall, I find this to be a good drugstore brush. For only $3.99 you get a streak free application of lip color that is also cruelty free and uses recycled materials. Is the my “holy grail” brush? Well, no. I will still be on the lookout for another, better brush. For now though, this is my best option. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Review and Swatch: Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in Bare it All 902c

Lately I’ve been really getting into nude makeup products like nude nail polish and nude lipstick. AS per usual, one of the first places I look for such products is from Wet n Wild. I’m honestly just slowly accumulating all of their products. This time, the product I bought was a lipstick from the Megalast line in the color Bare it All.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Review and Swatch: OCC Lip Tars in Vintage and Lydia

As many people know by now, OCC has stopped selling their traditional tube lip tars and can no longer be found at Sephora. Instead, they now sell their Ready To Wear (RTW) line from their online store. This is disappointing because I would love to be able to buy them at Sephora (let’s just hope they are in a transitional phase and will start selling at Sephora again soon) but, this also meant that the lip tars were on sale. Because of this sale, I was able to pick up two colors I have been wanting for a long time: Vintage and Lydia. (This also meant that I wasn’t able to get the color that is now sold out and not part of the RTW line: Rollergirl)

Friday, October 9, 2015

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Review and Swatch

Just a few weeks ago I got the best surprise ever from influenster, I had been chosen to participate in the YSL rouge our couture box! Influenster has done a few YSL boxes in the past that I had never been chosen for, but in my opinion, this was the best one so far! In my box there were two lipsticks from the rouge our couture line:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Review and Swatch: Wet n’ Wild Megalast Lipsticks in Rose-Bud and Coral-ine

Both of the colors I will be reviewing and swatching today are either hard to find or discontinued. I have not been able to find them anywhere, and some posts on line claim that these are discontinued. I have no idea if this is true though.  Both appear on the Wet n’ wild website though.  I was only able to find these at Kmart, so if you have been trying to find these shades, I’d check there.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Review and Swatch: Maybelline Long Wearing Lipstick in Red Spark

The last time I went to my local Dollar Tree (where everything’s a dollar) I went to check out their make-up section where you can sometimes find brand name cosmetics in addition to their basic L. A. Colors and other cheap cosmetic brands. This time there was some E.L.F. , some “vintage” Wet n’ Wild nail polishes, some sinful Colors and a few of these Maybelline Lipsticks. Some of the tubes were not labeled with their color and some were soft plum, but most were this color: Red Spark. Not only this color, but this entire line must be discontinued. Searching it on the web all I can find are ebay and such websites reselling these.