Benefit: They’re Real! Push Up Liner Review and Tutorial

A quick review and tutorial of how to use the new Benefit Push Up Liner to create a winged eye look!

Today I’m wearing:
– Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Shell
– Chocolate Bar Palette on eyes
– Mirabella Highlighter in Glowing Coral
– NYX Matte Bronzer in Light
– Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown
– Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate
– Vincent Longo Concealer in Fair
– Vincent Longo Blush in Desert Rose
– Lancome Hypnose Mascara
– Kara Lashes
– Buxom Full On Lip Polish in Nicole
– Benefit They’re Real! Push Up Liner

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Mirabella Mineral Eyeshadow Duo – Review

Hey beauties!

A quick review and look of the day!

In my Wantable subscription box for May, I received an eyeshadow duo from Mirabella in the colors Titan and Haute. They’re a gorgeous, highly pigmented pair. Titan is an icy pale blue shade, and Haute is a deep matte blue. The colors complement each other quite well and I’ve been really happy with them so far. 

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I normally go with dark colors on my deep brown eyes, but sometimes you need to really shock with a blast of color. While I wouldn’t have chosen these two for myself, I’m glad they came in my box. One of the biggest reasons why I love subscription boxes is because they give me a chance to try new things that I normally wouldn’t purchase on my own. 

The pair come in a small, white, hard plastic container that clicks shut. The pans are magnetic, so you can remove them and replace them as you’d like. I think this is an amazing concept, as the amount of shadows I go through in singles in ridiculous, so I normally buy palettes instead to try and reduce waste. The duos go for $28.00 on the Mirabella website and there are currently two different sets to choose from (although you can always replace them with others). 

I found these had minimal fallout upon application, were very smooth both with and without a primer, and had excellent staying power. I left my makeup on for about six hours and the look never smudged or creased at all! It was as vibrant when I went to take it off as it was when I first applied. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that they were buttery smooth, but they weren’t chalky at all. It was a happy medium that left for clean application and a nice, lightweight feel on my lids. Sometimes after a few hours, I can feel like my eyes are suffocating under the weight of the dramatic looks I do, but not with these. 

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Verdict:

Packaging: 10/10 – I love that I don’t have to toss the whole package when I’ve finished, and I can continue using the same one and replacing colors as I finish them. The case snaps closed and won’t pop open, keeps your shadow safe, and since it holds two, it would be wonderful to travel with instead of bringing a whole palette or multiple singles. It’s very sturdy and has a small mirror inside to check for touch ups. 

Application: 8/10 – Soft enough to apply well, but not so much that they had crazy fallout, I was a big fan of the application of these. I will say that when you blend, these can blend completely into nothing. I always say that if you think you’ve blended enough, blend some more, but you do want to be careful with these or you’ll lose all color. 

Longevity: 10/10 – These lasted six hours on without smudging, fading or losing any of the vibrancy they had when I first applied. 

9.3/10

These are definitely an excellent purchase for anyone looking to add a bright pop of color to their daily look, or for a super intense eye. They blend easily and look great when used together or alone. Eyeliner applied over the top goes smoothly and doesn’t feather into the powder. I’d recommend these for just about anyone. With a white eye base, you could pull these off as bright as they are in the package, or go neutral for a softer outcome. 

I hope you enjoyed this super quick review and learned something new! Let me know what you thought and what you’d like to see next in the comments below, and be sure to subscribe to always be on top of what’s new and trending in the beautiful world of makeup and style!

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Beauty Bombs Giveaway!

Hey beauties!

I’m having another giveaway!

You’ll need to go to http://www.Facebook.com/BeautyBombs to enter, all the rules are pinned to the top of the page!

Prize Package:

– Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
– Gilchrist and Soames Spa Therapy Lotion in Relaxing Sea Fennel
– Juice Beauty Age Defy Moisturizer Deluxe Sample
– Kara 100% Human Hair False Lashes #217
– Mon Ennui Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Fairytale
– GlamNaturals Mascara in Black
– LAQA&CO Lip Crayon in Wolfman
– Sephora + Pantone Universe Color Theory Sculpting Blush in Dusty Pink and Pink Mist
– Julep Crackle Finish Polish in Ursula
– Julep Crackle Finish Polish in Hermione

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Good luck!

Wantable Makeup Box June 2014 Review

Hello Lovelies!

This month I wanted to kick things off right by doing a review on one of my favorite makeup subscription boxes, Wantable.

They went all out this month with some amazing complexion products, falsies, highlighters and skincare!

Let’s get started, shall we?

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This month I changed it up a bit. My Loves list was all about complexion, lashes and highlighters. They definitely delivered! I received nothing from my Likes or Dislikes lists.

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The first thing I saw when I opened the box was their little quote strip. The top stated that I look beautiful, which made me feel nice. The back had one of my favorite quotes of all time, by the fabulous Elizabeth Taylor:

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If that isn’t some of the best advice ever, I don’t know what is.

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Item One: Eleece Illuminous Hydrating Rose Face Mask

Retail: $15.00

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I received two of these face masks in a beautiful black and white mesh bag, that has lovely flower details all over. I’m going to use the bag in the future, I’m sure, either as a gift bag or to store things in my purse. I love packaging, I’ve said it a million times!

The mask itself is one of the actual masks, where you take it out, unfold it, place it on your face and let it absorb for a certain amount of time. Reading the instructions, I kneaded the bag a few times, then removed the mask. I put it onto my clean face and let it sit for about 25 minutes and then removed it, using circular motions to massage the remaining product into my skin. This mask has an extremely strong rose scent. That may be pleasant to some, but I felt a bit like Katniss, being smothered by President Snow’s roses. I felt it was difficult to keep on my face if I wanted to do anything else, so I ended up just lying down for the time it was on. I really didn’t like that, as I’m quite active and usually when I have masks on, I can at least read a book or use the computer, but with this, it seemed like the slightest movement would lift parts of the mask off of my skin. When the time was up, I removed the mask paper, rubbed the remaining product into my skin and even down my neck and chest a bit, as there was a lot. I noticed immediately that the slight scarring I have on my face was lightened considerably. My whole face looked much, much brighter! I’m very impressed with that, as most products that brighten skin have a tendency to leave you a bit dried out as well, but not this. I felt hydrated throughout the day, and even going into today, I feel moisturized and fresh. I’ll definitely be using the second mask, probably before an event or a big makeup day.

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Item Two: Ofra Cheeky Cheekbone Enhancer

Retail: $14.99

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, I love highlighters. I feel like my look is never complete until I’ve brightened up my cheekbones. This is a gorgeous, sheer color that leaves a hint of shimmer wherever you apply it. It looks white in the container, but leaves no real color on your skin, just a healthy glow. The jar has a sifter lid that you can twist to shut, which is great since I spill products a lot, this will help reduce the amount of makeup that’s already on the floor in my vanity area. I’d never heard of Ofra before, but their products all seem to be reasonably priced for a good amount. This sifter jar contains 5 grams of product, and since it only takes a little bit, I could see it lasting a long time. When I used it with other products, such as blush and my contour shades, it blended beautifully. There was little to no fallout, it stayed precisely where I placed it. I’d highly recommend this to anyone looking for a shimmery highlighter. It only comes in one universal shade, but since the color is so sheer, I think it would work well on anyone. I can’t wait to try it out when I’ve gotten more color on my face this summer!

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Item Three: Liberty Republic Fake It False Eyelashes in NSA

Retail: $8.00

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If you’ve been following my page, you’ll know that I’ve recently gotten contact lenses, and with that, I’ve developed an obsession with falsies. I must have fifty pairs of them in my collection at the moment, but that doesn’t mean I’ll ever say no to more! These are a very subtle style, something that would go well with a “no makeup” makeup look. They aren’t quite as dramatic as most of the lashes I wear, but I can definitely see a use for them in my arsenal. Right now they’re on sale for $4.00, which is comparable to many drugstore lashes. They have a very thin, clear band, which I love. They’re made from 100% human hair, my favorite! Synthetic and mink lashes just don’t compare to the look and feel of human hair. They feel very light, and while I’ve not tried them yet, I think they’ll end up being super comfortable while on. Looking through their other styles, I think I may have found a new brand to try!

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Item Four: Vincent Longo Perfect Canvas Liquid Concealer in Fair

Retail: $28.00

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This wasn’t actually listed on the packing slip this month. Instead, I was supposed to receive a Vincent Longo blush. However, I’m much, much happier with the concealer, so I’m not going to complain! This is one of my absolute favorite products this month, and I cannot rave enough about how impressed I am. It has an angled, felt tip applicator and you twist up from the bottom to push the product through the little holes. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect concealer, and this is just so unbelievably amazing. It contains two different peptides, one to help reduce puffiness under your eyes, and the other to help diminish dark circles. Beauty products with a skincare base? Oh yes, please! It also contains arnica to improve blood circulation and to help minimize discoloration. I found that this color matches my skin perfectly and conceals easily. I don’t have to cake it on to cover up blemishes and imperfections. It also photographs well, blends easily with liquid or powder foundation, or can be worn alone. I wore it for a solid eight hours yesterday over an area on my cheek that has broken out (thanks, new birth control), and it didn’t come off until I used my oil cleanser. I can’t recommend this product enough. If you’re tired of having crease lines under your eyes from concealer, or if you’re looking for something that doesn’t just conceal, but heals as well, then this is the product for you. I think I may have to stock up on this new Holy Grail concealer!

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Item Five: Vincent Longo Pressed Powder in Golden Banana

Retail: $28.00

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This is another product I’m thrilled with. It’s difficult for me to find foundation and powder that isn’t pink toned. Being very fair skinned, it’s always a challenge! Not all pale girls are pink! I have yellow/neutral undertones, and this matches me exactly. I’ve never had a pressed powder that blended into my skin so seamlessly! The powder is triple milled with real silk fibers to be super smooth and soft. It doesn’t look heavy on my skin and could be used alone or over foundation. It feels so lightweight, but gives amazing coverage. I was able to wear it alone for about four hours without it fading at all. It also didn’t rub off on my clothes, and there was minimal fallout with application. I’m not a big fan of the velour pouf, as it just felt cheap to me. I could easily use any other pouf from the drugstore for the same quality. I do think it has very easy application, and is fool proof for anyone that’s just starting to branch out into full face makeup. The range of colors is diverse, and is also much different than what you normally find on a shelf. However, if you are one of the pink-toned pale ladies, then this probably won’t work as well for you. I could see it being used as a touch up powder, or being used to set concealer, as the yellow tones in it will help to neutralize any redness you may have. I also really love the packaging. The Tiffany Blue accents are really cute, the compact is very thin and will not fall open in your purse, and the mirror is very nice. Some mirrors are better than others, and this one is definitely top quality.

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The full retail value of my box this month was $108.99!!! This is the highest valued Wantable box I’ve received so far, and I am seriously beyond impressed with it. I’ve discovered at least three new brands that I will purchase again, (Ofra, Vincent Longo, Liberty Republic), got to try some new fun skincare (Eleece), and I couldn’t be happier with this! While the blush wasn’t included, I’m much more pleased with the concealer I received. I’ve got plenty of blushes, but it’s not every day you find your dream concealer!

What all did you receive in your Wantable box this month? What other subscription services do you use? What would you like to have me try next?

As always, thank you for reading!

Disclaimer: I received this month’s Wantable Makeup Subscription Box free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This has not changed my opinions on the products received. For any other questions, please contact me at Brenna.Bombshell@Gmail.com.

Birchbox – May 2014 – Review

Hello lovelies! I’m reviewing the May 2014 Birchbox today!

While I haven’t been particularly happy with my Birchbox selections lately, I had one impressive product this month! The Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream is definitely going on my list of things to purchase a full size of when the sample runs out. However, I am only giving Birchbox one more month to wow me before I end my subscription to them and pick up with another subby box. I’m tired of food samples and shampoo!

Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream

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This adorably packaged deluxe sample was 22 mL, a surprisingly generous amount. Airy and light, the whipped formula for this shave cream is unlike anything I’ve used before. It’s a very thick cream that doesn’t lather up, but instead coats your legs (or arms or whatevers) with a moisturizing layer of product. I received Acai Grapefruit, which smells fresh and fruity. The scent is very light and does not last after rinsing, but is extremely pleasant in the bath. I’ve found I get a much closer, smoother shave when using this and I will probably be picking up the full size! There are seven scents on the Birchbox website, all going for $20.00 apiece for the full size, 150 mL.

32 Oral Care Effervescent Breath Crystals with IsoVoxy

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I’m not a big fan of getting breath mints in a beauty box, but the Honey Mint flavor was very nice. I would not purchase these, however, as I feel they are ridiculously overpiced. The cost is $14.75 for 30 one-use packs.

PIXI Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balm

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I received a full size (4g) tube of this in the shade Coral Crush. While the packaging is too cute and orange is my current obsession, I feel it applies unevenly on my lips and shows off every imperfection, no matter how small. I think it would be excellent though, to wear over an orange or pink lippie to change up the color and add some moisture. This retails for $8.00 and has five shades to choose from.

Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Lotion

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This one bugged me a little bit because I know for a fact this is what is in hotels everywhere, but it smells like the beach, so I’ll deal with it. I received a generous sample of Relaxing Sea Fennel, 1.35 fl oz. A full size bottle is $15.00 for eight ounces. I feel it’s a thin and watery lotion, but is good for days when I need to reapply often or for travel.

Nexxus Color Assure™ Pre-Wash Primer, Vibrancy Retention Shampoo and Conditioner

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These are immediately going into my “for trade/give away” box. I do not use any kind of shampoo or primer in my hair, and I’m very particular about the conditioner I use. The foils are very well done though. A+ for packaging!

Overall, I’m not super excited about this box. I’ll definitely get some use out of the shave cream. The lip balm will most likely get used. The lotion is probably going to sit in a drawer until that day I run out of lotion and frantically run around the house because of course I’m as dry as the Sahara, and then I’ll find this stuff and be glad I have it. I ate the breath crystal pop rock things, and would buy them if they weren’t so expensive. I’m also disliking getting food items in a beauty box. I really wish I could customize Birchbox just a little bit more. I’ve been sent shampoo twice now, which I haven’t used in many years. They also are sending less makeup and more bath and body products. I’m going to give them one more month before making my decision on whether or not to keep them as a subscription box or if I want to move on to another one. What did you get in your May Birchbox? Did you enjoy your products? Get any of the same ones I did? Let me know what you thought and what you’d like to see next!

Chocolate Bar Smoky Cut Crease Tutorial

Hey lovelies!
Today I’m doing a tutorial of my everyday eye makeup. Let me know what you think and be sure to subscribe! List of products used below.
XoxoxoX
Brenna

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Products Used:
Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC15
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Benefit Bella Bamba Blush
yourMinerals Facial Enhancer in Rose Sparkle
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Finishing Powder in Light
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Too Faced Chocolate Bar
Sumita black eyeliner
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
House of Lashes “Feline”
Diorshow Extase Mascara
Bite Beauty Matte Lip Creme in Blood Orange

Medusa’s Makeup Review and Swatches

Hello beauties! I recently received a box of goodies from Medusa’s Make-Up, including several of their eye dusts, an eye shadow, a gel liner, a lipstick, a brush set and a makeup bag. Today’s review is going to focus on … Continue reading

Lorac Afterglo Palette Review

Check out my Lorac Afterglo Palette Review!
Let me know in the comments what you’d like to see next.

In this video, I’m wearing:
– Lorac Mattifying Primer
– Tarte Amazonian Clay Concealer in Fair
– Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Adored
– MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC15
– UD Naked Skin Ultra Definition Finishing Powder in Light
– ABH Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
– ABH Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown
– NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
– Lorac Afterglo Palette
– Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
– Too Faced Better than False Lashes Nylon Extension Kit
– Some nameless falsies
– Bite Beauty Matte Lip Cream in Blood Orange
– Stila Lip Glaze in Kitten

Look of the Day – Dramatic Effects

Today’s makeup made me feel like I leveled up. I’m wearing falsies for the first time ever and did some SERIOUSLY dramatic highlight/contour.

I’m wearing:

– Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

– MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC15

– La Bella Donna Mineral Blush in Renee

– Tarte Bronzer in Park Ave Princess

– yourMinerals Facial Enhancer in Rose Sparkle

– UD Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder in Light

– ABH Brow Wiz in Medium Ash

– ABH Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

– MUFE Clear Lip Liner

– MAC Lipstick in St. Germain

– Stila Lip Glaze in Pink Dragon Fruit

– NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk for eyeshadow base/inner corner of eye

– Lorac Afterglo Palette for browbone highlight

– Mon Ennui Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Temptation (pink)

– Stila Eyeshadow Trio in Afterhours (purple)

– Mon Ennui Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Dalek (gold)

– Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre in Diamond on inner corner of eye

– Lancome Doll Lashes Mascara 

– Ardell Double Up Lashes #305

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I hope you enjoyed, let me know what you think in the comments, and what you’d like to see next!