Monday, September 14, 2015

Colourpop Fall 2015 collection!


*all products in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Happy ass Monday, zombies!

Unless you live under a rock, I'm sure you ALL know the name Colourpop by now. (Hopefully) Much to my excitement, they recently released their Fall 2015 collection that was a throwback to the 90's with the names and colors in the collection. I immediately snagged 4 of the eyeshadows and 2 of the lippiestix in this new collection.

Let's check them out!  *Be sure to click images for maximum awesome!



I purchased:

Eyeshadow-

Stereo: a blackened burgundy with copper and pink violet duo chrome glitter sprinkled on top in a Metallic finish
Party Time: a dusty mauve grey in Matte finish
Mixed Tape: mid-tone cool grey in a Pearlized finish
Boy Band: an intense red copper in an Ultra- Metallic finish





Lippiestix- 

Contempo: a mid-tone dusty rose in a Matte finish
Dazed: a berry red in Matte finish







SWATCHES!




On mah lips!



I can't even tell you how much I love "Stereo". It's such a gorgeous burgundy with tons of sparkle that actually shine through when the eyeshadow is blended down. I.love.it! (Especially since all I did (mostly) in the 90's was listen to music and record songs from my stereo to a tape.) Check out those blue sparkles in "Party Time"! It's a great taupe for a neutral eye with a pop of color (EXCELLENT!). "Boy Band" is a great metallic copper. I love the sheen it puts off (The Backstreet Boys would be proud)! "Mixed Tape" reminds me of an overcast Fall sky. (I feel like I need to listen to The Cure while wearing it!)

As always with Colourpop, the eyeshadow are almost like butter. I can't even explain the texture, other than being a fluffy, sparkly cloud of awesome. I love this Fall collection as it is a throwback to some of the best times of my life. The 90's! :D

"Contempo" and "Dazed" are both pigmented and smooth matte lippies. "Contempo" is slightly darker in real life, as opposed to the photo on my lips, but it's gorgeous.

I just adore Colourpop. Plain and simple. Full sized eyeshadow from Colourpop are $5.00 each, lippiestix are $5.00 and Ultra matte lipstick are $6.00. Amazing products at a great price. Get yourself some!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Darling Girl Cosmetics "Queens of Horror" collection!


*some products in this post were a giveaway prize and gift from owner of DGC. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Happy Hump Day, Zombies!

I'm back with a new and exciting review from Darling Girl Cosmetics! This time it's the "Queens of Horror" collection, which I won from their Facebook giveaway (a full sample set). Susan, the owner, was nice enough to send me the lip products that go along with the collection.

Queens of Horror: This years Halloween collection is an homage to the baddest chicks in horror! 

*This collection will be available on 09/12/2015. 

There are 12 new eyeshadow shades and 2 lip products (one pucker paint and one Balm Gloss)



 New eyeshadow names and descriptions:

Eyes:
Do You Like Scary Movies? - Deep indigo base with green/pink iridescence.
Got Face? – Metallic pewter loaded with shifting pink to orange holo-sparkle. 
Hello, Clarice - Dusty blue/grey base with indigo purple sheen and violet sparkle. 
Hotel Hell - Dusty lavender/taupe base with violet iridescence, satin matte finish. 
Married to the Macabre – Charcoal brown base with strong green sheen and a shift to a bronzey gold in certain lighting. 
Onryo (Vengeful Spirit) – Shell pink with copper shimmer and green iridescence. 
Possessed Princess – Chartreuse with gold sheen, purple shimmer and shifting blue to purple holo-sparkle. 
Prom Queen – Reddish brown with golden bronzes iridescence and violet sparkles. 
Queen of Scream – Peachy copper loaded with pink and gold sparkle. 
Shower Scream – Teal blue with pink sheen and pink and blue sparkle. 
The Bride – Blackened pine green base with green shimmer and silver iridescence. 
You B*tch – Grey/green base with emerald green sheen and shifting blue to purple holo-sparkle.

Lips:
I’m Into Survival Balm Gloss 3D – Bubblegum pink with shifting blue to purple holo-sparkle
Mistress of Darkness Pucker Paint – Ruby red base loaded with violet pearl giving it a purple hue. The metallic Pucker Paints will look best if you lightly rub your fingertip or q-tip over your lips after the product has dried completely; this will bring the beautiful finish out and keep it from looking as though the color has settled into lip lines. 



SWATCHES!




I took several photos so that you can all see just how AMAZING "Married to the Macabre" is. O.O



Lip swatches!




Obviously, "Married to the Macabre" steals the show with this collection. It's an amazing, in your face lime green on a dark base that changes colors depending on the light and angle. It's flipping gorgeous! Each color is unique and sparkly and I love the names. On par with DGC, the shadows are all very pigmented and easy to blend. "Shower Scream" and "Hotel Hell", along with "Married to the

"Mistress of Darkness" is also beyond gorgeous. It has a matte finish to it and it's an insanely pretty blue based purple. It wears well on the lips and isn't drying like some matte lippies tend to be. I also love the blue sparks in "I'm Into Survival." Because it's a balm, it's very smooth and creamy on the lips.

Overall, this is a fun collection with an awesome theme and great names! Be sure to grab some of these babies on the 12th!

If you'd like to see more of my "looks" and random weirdness, I'm mostly active on Instagram @makeupzombie and tend to do a lot of swatches there. Check it out!




Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Matte Attack lipstick and other badassery from BeautyBarBaby!


*products in this post were purchased by me and sent for consideration purposes. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Good evening Zombies!

Tonight I'd like to take another look at a company I reviewed a few years ago called BeautyBarBaby, which is an Etsy based indie cosmetic company.

BeautyBarBaby just recently came out with brand spankin' new new lipsticks called "Matte Attack" liquid lipstick. The owner was offering them on a presale basis in her Facebook group, so I grabbed two: "Girl Crush" and "Poison Apple". I also picked up "Naked Dolly" pressed highlighter and "Champagne Cocktail" cosmetic glitter. Nicole was kind enough to add two more glitters and her "Bling Bling!" glitter/eyeliner sealer to my order.



Take a closer look at the products! All descriptions are from the BBB Etsy store.

"Naked Dolly" highlighter:  A pale champagne colored powder with pinkish gold reflecting highlights.


Ohhh, sparkles!


Dreadfully Divine: a custom blend of opaque black & transparent multidimensional purples (named for one of my favorite ladies on the beauty block!)
Champagne Cocktail: a super sparkly neutral champagne holographic glitter
Kirsten: a multidimensional medium purple glitter

"Our Glitters are top quality microfine/ultrafine cosmetic grade glitters & are perfect for face, body & nail art & are custom blended in house to insure uniqueness. .004/.008 particle size"

*The tubes rolled just as I was taking the picture and I got a little bit of "Poison Apple" on it's tube. #FAIL

Girl Crush: Semi Metallic vivid purple with pink shimmers
Poison Apple: Semi Metallic blackened red
Bling Bling! glitter sealer: Our Glitter/Eyeliner Sealer can be used to adhere your loose glitters to your face & body & also doubles as a eyeliner/wet liner sealer! Just mix a few drops with your loose mineral eye colors to make a liquid eyeliner

The lipstick come in a cylinder tube with a doe foot applicator, which is my favorite. 


Swatches! (I used Bling Bling! under the swatches of glitter.)




Top photos in each set are with flash.






I can't even begin to explain to you the love I feel toward "Poison Apple". When I first saw it in the tube, I thought it might just have a little too much of a brown undertone for my liking. Once I applied it to my lips, I was blown away at just how amazingly gorgeous it really is. Nicole blew this one out of the park. I have a very extensive lipstick collection and I do not own a color even similar to this one. Not only is it pigmented, it lasts a really long time on the lips. The only note worth mentioning is that you will need to apply lip balm prior to putting this on your lips as it's just a touch on the dry side. Other than that, I'm amazed.

"Girl Crush" is also super beautiful. It's one of those lipsticks that needs to be built up on the lips and once 2 or 3 coats are applied, it becomes such a gorgeous shade of purple with a pink undertone. It's unique and bold and the perfect purple for me.

I also want to touch on the highlighter. I've been looking for a nice rose gold highlighter that won't break the bank but that still has pigmentation and staying power to it. I've tried several different brands and although "Naked Dolly" isn't the rose gold I was hoping for, it's flipping GORGEOUS! It leans a lot more white gold and champagne to me, but it stays on my skin and it shows up without looking like I'm glowing. I will 100% be purchasing a few more of the highlighters from BBB. I'm super impressed. Nicole let me know that "Ballerina" is the rose gold highlighter in the shop. I'll be ordering as soon as I can.

I also purchased"Champagne Cocktail" glitter to go with my champagne highlighter and "Poison Apple" because I'm a freak. I have a feeling the 3 of those products will work great together to create and awesome sparkly look. (Hopefully I'll actually have time soon to do that and show you all!) As far as cosmetic glitter go, I like the size of BBB's. Some cosmetic glitter these days are super sketchy and I'd put them no where near my eye, but I'm comfortable with the size and the consistency of Nicole's glitters. Plus, sparkle! I have not played around much yet with the Bling Bling! glitter adhesive, but I intend to in the upcoming weeks and post some looks on my Instagram: @makeupzombie.

Overall, I am so happy with my order. "Poison Apple" and "Naked Dolly" will be getting a lot of use this Fall!

Product pricing:
"Matte Attack" liquid lipstick are $13.95 each for a 4.5 ml tube.
Pressed highlighters are $10.99 for  or you can get them in loose pigment form (3 grams in a 20 gram sifter top jar) for $10.00.
Glitters are $7.00 for 4 grams of glitter (that's a lot of sparkle!)
Bling Bling! is $4.50 for a 5ml squeeze bottle 

Do you own any products from BeautyBarBaby? What are your favorites?



Thursday, August 20, 2015

Impulse Cosmetics Duo-Chrome lip gloss swatches!


*products in this post were sent to me for consideration and review purposes. All opinions are my own and 100% honest

Good evening Zombies! I hope you're all having a fantastic week.

Tonight, I'm going to show you three new duo-chrome lip glosses from Impulse Cosmetics! Their website sure has grown since the last time I took a look at it. They seem to have a lot more products to offer up!

 


I received three clam shells with product. The gloss is pretty thick, and stuck to the top of the lids.

The colors are: (descriptions per website)
Venture: Venture is a magenta purple shade with a blue duochrome effect.
Crusade: Crusade is a blue shade with a green duochrome effect.
Endeavor: Endeavor is a rosey pink shade with a gold duochrome effect.





Look at that amazing shift of blue in "Venture". I can't get over just how pretty it is. "Crusade" is a gorgeous blue/green, which swatched really green on my skin but photographed really blue. I had to take a few pictures of the gloss on my lips, to show the true color. "Endeavor" is a really lovely rose gold in my swatches, but once on my lips, it was very sheer. I decided to try these glosses over a darker base color, so I swatched them each over MACS "Cyber" lipstick.

"Cyber" swatches are heart shaped.


The gold in "Endeavor" really shines through on a darker base and "Venture" pops with blue and purple. "Crusade" becomes a richer green with gold peeking through.


Lips swatches. I swatched in both natural light and used the flash. I used a lip brush to apply the gloss.

Flash



Flash



Flash



I received my lip gloss in clam shells, so I believe that would be a "sample" size, which is $2.50 on the website. (Samples come in hinged-lid, "clam shell" jars & contain approx. 1/4tsp of product.) Full sized glosses are $7.50 and come in a 10ml tube with a doe-foot applicator. The was no scent or taste to these glosses and they were a little thicker than I prefer, so, a little of these go a long way. They are gorgeous colors however, especially "Venture". I love how the blue sheen transferred to my lips and showed up in the photos. The gold sparkles in "Endeavor" get a little lost once applied to the lips, but over a darker base color they will pop! "Crusade" is such a unique color in that it really does change color depending on the lighting and I love the gold sparks throughout.

Overall, these lip glosses are fun and unique, like most of the IC products!

What is/are your favorite product(s) from Impulse Cosmetics?




Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ipsy Glam Bag! August 2015


*products in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Hey zombies!

It's that time of month again! I received my ipsy glam bag in the mail! If you don't know what ipsy is: It's a monthly subscription service and for $10.00 a month, you'll receive a makeup bag with 4-5 full sized or deluxe sample sized beauty products. I'll be posting the bags each month, so stay tuned to the blog. :)

The theme for August is: Prep School!

(click images for maximum awesome)



While I'm not super thrilled with the theme, the bag on the other hand is AWESOME! It feels like duct tape and has an interesting texture to it, as I tried to show you in the following photo. 



I received:

Hikari Cosmetics full sized lip gloss in the shade "Salsa". It's a fiery tomato red and it's surprisingly pigmented for a lip gloss.
CityColor Cosmetics HD loose finishing powder. I'm guessing it's a deluxe sized sample.There is 4 grams of product.
Starlooks full sized Luxe Longwear eyeliner pen which is black.
La Fresh sample sized eco-beauty good night. night cream which has .5 oz.
Briogeo sample (1oz)of Blossom and Bloom volumizing blow dry spray. It smells SO good and clean.




I did a little research to figure out how much the products in this months bag were worth and here is the breakdown.
 
Hikari lip gloss $13.00 on their website.
City Colors HD powder is $5.99 for 7 grams. The sample is 4 grams. So, less than $1.00 for this sample. 
Starlooks full sized Luxe Longwear eyeliner pen $19.00 on their website.
LaFresh eco-beauty night cream. The full sized retails for $40.00 and has 1.7 oz of product. You'll have to do the math on that one. LOL!
Briogeo volumizing blow dry spray retails for $18.00 on their website for 5.1 oz of product. The sample I received is 1 oz. This sample is roughly $3.50. 

As you can see, just ONE of the full sized products in this month's bag pays for the whole month.

I'm really excited about the eyeliner pen. It was a little runny upon first application and took a while to dry, but once it was dry, it did not budge! I love the applicator tip and can't wait to try it on my eyes. I also really like the Volumizing blow dry spray from Briogeo. It smells just like the Satsuma scent from the Body Shop. Yes! I have a gazillion lip gloss in the color I received from Hikari, so I'm kind of MEH about that and the night cream sample. My skin is really sensitive to new products and it freaks out on me. I love to try them, but usually hate the results. I'll carefully tread the waters with this night cream. I really want to try the HD finishing powder as well. The white scares me as I'm pale as it is, but I know with matte finishing powders, a little goes a LONG way. 

What did YOU get this month? I know some people aren't very happy with ipsy lately, but I've enjoyed my bags for the last two months. I don't put too much expectation into it, so I think that's why I've been pleased with my products.