Saturday, March 22, 2014

BeautyBar Baby Review and SWATCHES!


Zombies!

Let's not even talk about how long it's been since I've made an actual blog post! I've been pretty active on Instagam and Facebook, but it's been too long since I updated this good old blog. So to dust off the cobwebs, here's a review.

I was recently contacted by Nicole from Beauty Bar Baby and asked to do a review on her products. Beauty Bar is a new up and coming indie cosmetics line based on Etsy.


BeautyBar's about section:

I'm a true makeup junkie & have tried almost every brand of cosmetics from the cheap drug store kind to the expensive designer brands & I LOVE mineral makeup the best because of how natural & good for your skin is actually is. I've struggled with adult acne & oily skin for years & since I started using mineral makeup my complexion has improved & I don't worry about breakouts anymore from my makeup!

So I figured why not create my own line of 100% All Natural mineral makeup & lip balms & share my creations with you! Every cosmetic listed in my shop is blended by hand in small batches by me. I create all the colors by myself, I design & print all the labeling that go on the containers & package everything myself! I'm a true 1 person operation & I LOVE my job! My products are the Best Quality & I keep all the rubbish out, AKA: No Parabens, Sulfates, Petrochemicals, Talc, Bismuth Oxychloride, Fragrance or any Harsh Chemicals and Always Preservative Free!

I take pride in the products I present to you & I wouldn't sell it if I wouldn't use my myself. I'm always around to answer any questions you might have & I hope you love my products as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by & have a blessed day!

****Follow my shop on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to get the scoop on new colors, sales, events, makeup tips & more:
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Nicole sent me 4 eyeshadow with a sifter and sifter sticker, a gel liner and lip potion samples to try out.


Eyeshadow: (descriptions per Etsy store)
Twisted Purple:  (duochrome) A bright & vivid shimmery purple with color shifting undertones that flip from turquoise to blue to violet
Seductress: Matte Black base color (looks purple in jar) loaded with purple sparkle glitter & purple interference glowing undertones...this 1 looks black with purple hues when applied wet!
Bronzed Babe: Medium shade of pure bronze!
Evidence: A semi shimmery medium vivid robin blue shade with silver sparkle glitter through out.

Lip Potion:
Hell Bent: A bright & vivid shimmery fuschia pink shade

Black gel liner



Top L to R: Twisted Purple, Evidence, Black liner, Seductress, Bronzed Babe and Hell Bent in the middle


Swatches!




Hell Bent on the lips


My thoughts:

I really love Twisted Purple and Bronzed Gold. I really am a sucker for purple shades with a strong blue shift nd I'm really enjoying gold these days as well. Twisted Purple is perfectly blended and not at all splotchy like some duochromes I've run across in the past few years. Bronzed Babe is just the perfect bronze/gold and is pretty pigmented in one swipe. Evidence and Seductress both have fine sparkles throughout their bases which apply smooth and evenly. Seductress is a little tricky in that it will blend down to the black base if you over blend it or don't pat it on the eyelid. I was able to keep it sparkly by swatching over a glitter glue. These shades are really quite blendable and pigmented. For $3.00 you can get a "generous 0.5g of product in a 5 gram sifter top jar that comes inner sealed for your protection. All my minerals are sold by weight not volume."

The gel liner is pretty amazing. It stayed firmly in place on my hand after the swatch for a good few hours until I washed it off. Even then, it didn't want to budge. Hence it being "water proof". I was pretty impressed in the fact that it didn't take more than two coats to make it opaque.  Full sized liners ( 5grams) are $4.00 and come in 7 different colors.

Now on to my least favorite product the Lip Potion. The color is stunning, there is no doubt about it, but the consistency was a little thicker and stickier than I like. It also kind of "exploded" out of the container it was in- which is why I don't have a picture of it with an open lid because it wanted to attack everything it touched! What I received was just a clam shell sample, the full sized 10grams of product come in a sealed jar, which look a lot less threatening. ;) Hell Bent didn't have a scent or taste, which I think is what threw me off along with the consistency. I'm pretty picky about my lip products though. Full size (10grams) is $5.50.

There are lots of products to offer at BeautyBar Baby and it looks like there is a little something for everyone. Check it out, especially since the products are affordable, handmade, and good quality.

*products in this post were sent to MZ for review purposes only. All pinons are my own and 100% honest.