Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bite Beauty Opal Creme Lipstick: Review and Pics

Hey y'all.

The release of Bite Beauty's Opal Creme Lipstick is the first time I've been excited about a new beauty product in a LONGGGG time! lol



This lipstick immediately caught my attention because, well, its WHITE, and what makeup lover doesn't need a white lipstick in their collection?! Right???!


The color is actually an Ultraviolet Opal that has a fairly strong tint of purple/lilac when swatched.  Here's what Sephora's website says about it:

"What it does:
BITE Beauty’s Opal Crème Lipstick is designed to be applied on its own for an iridescent finish, or apply top of any lip color to add an ultraviolet dimension. Its infusion of organic fruit butters leaves creamy texture that conditions and nourishes lips with every use. Use this lipstick as a highlighter for a sheer, iridescent glow."

Overall, I like it! The color is definitely sheer upon first application, but can be intensified to a pretty ultraviolet, iridescent, purple/lilac shade (uhmmm that's a mouthful, lol). Also, if you want to spice up your everyday lip colors, Bite's Opal glides smoothly over any lipstick or lip GLOSS

Bite Beauty Creme Lipstick in "Opal" (swatched alone)

The only Con that I have about Opal is that it does leave a visible white cast on MY lips if I apply it alone, so I usually ONLY wear this lipstick over a really sheer pink lip balm (such as Elf's Gotta Glow Lip Tint) or over other lipsticks and glosses.

Bite Beauty Creme Lipstick in "Opal" applied over a light application of Elf's Gotta Glow Lip Tint

This is Bite's Opal used as a highlighter


Let me know what you think.

Availability: Sephora

Price: $24.00

Monday, August 24, 2015

Come on Fall!

Come on Fall!

Ally Fashion long sleeve shirt
$14 - allyfashion.com

Slouchy beanie
$105 - black.co.uk

Quay cat eye glasses
urbanoutfitters.com

NYX Micro Brow Pencil vs. Anastasia Brow Wiz

Hey y'all.

Dupe Alert! (LATEEEE!!!! I know all most of you have already heard about the close similarities between these two brow products, but I have PROOF!) LOL

Anastasia Beverly Hill's Brow Wiz in "Granite" used to be my ride or die brow pencil, UNTIL I found out about NYX!

 I decided to try out the NYX Micro Brow Pencil in "Black" after using up my Brow Wiz on a whim at Ulta.

Check out these comparison pics:





Guess what???  Since that day at Ulta, I can honestly say that I prefer the NYX pencil for the following reason(s):
  1. Because it's CHEAPER! That's it! Period. (lol), but seriously; 
  2. They are the EXACT same product;
  3. In MY opinion (although I have seen varying opinions on this) the products perform exactly the same as well.  The NYX Micro Brow Pencil is equally as pigmented as Anastasia's Brow Wiz and they both wear all day. 
Also, both products were made in Korea.  Technically NYX's Micro Brow Pencil says it was made in S. Korea and Anastasia's Brow Wiz only says made in Korea, but i would gamble on the fact that they're probably made in the same Korea and even in the same factory. (That's just my own speculation though).

The best part? 
 NYX's Micro Brow Pencil is only $10.00 at Ulta compared to Anastasia's $21.00

Girl, save your money and get the NYX Micro Brow Pencil! lol

Let me know what you think. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

#OOTD and #FOTD

Hey y'all.

I know you all are probably TIRED of my excuses for being M.I.A. on the blog so I'll save them! lol

However, to make up for my absence I will do a really quick Outfit of the Day (#OOTD) and Face of the Day (#FOTD).

#OOTD

Today, I'm wearing a faux wrap, floral(y) print dress and a casual black blazer. I'm just going to be sitting at my desk all day so I chose to wear open-toed flat sandals. I purchased my ENTIRE outfit from Ross!! (Whoop! Whoop!) lol

#FOTD

I kept my makeup REALLY simple today as well:
Face:
-Black Radiance Soft Focus Finishing Powder in "Milk Chocolate"
-Shea Moisture Illuminating Face Powder in "Mandalay Dusk"
-Urban Decay After-Glow 8 Hour Blush in "Bittersweet"
-Sleek Highlighting Powder in "Dark"

Eyes:
Urban Decay "Perversion" Mascara

Eyebrows:
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in "Black"

Lips:
L.A. Color Lip Gloss in "Paradise Pink"

That's it!!! 

Also be sure to check back this week because I have a few makeup reviews and hauls coming up!

Oh, and follow me on SNAPCHAT!! username: emeraldcitylive



Let me know what you think! 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Elf's Gotta Glow Lip Tint

   Hey y'all. 

I haven't blogged in a minute! As discussed in previous posts, I've been in sort of a "makeup slump" lately. I did recently find something I LOVE though!


Elf Cosmetic's Gotta Glow Lip Tint. 


Elf's Gotta Glow Lip Tint claims to adjust to your body's natural chemistry which is supposed to give you a perfect, flattering pink shade. The best part??? It's only $6 on eyeslipsface.com! 



Check out these swatches! 



This lip tint is definitely comparable to higher end products which have similar claims. In fact, I've tried "natural adjusting" lip balms from Dior, It Cosmetics, and Tarte and I actually prefer Elf's

It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush in "Je Ne Sais Quoi" $34

Tarte Lip Surgence in "Energy" 


Elf's Gotta Glow Lip Tint is a winner for me over these other high end products because it feels better on my lips, has better color payoff, and lasts longer! 

Let me know what you think.
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