I just woke up, yes it’s almost 12:30 here and my first thought was zombie makeup, I need that shit. Guess I’m headed over to Philly for some, need to look nice and decayed for this weekend’s convention!
With my fingers crossed I have a very exciting review coming for you from Witch Baby Soap, a small and fabulous company ran out of New Jersey that makes the best soap I think I have ever used! Who’s excited!?!?
They’re here, they are finally here! I got my two Kelly lipsticks in the mail today (the only things I ordered) and I must say the 7 plus hours I stayed up clicking refresh paid off!
Ahhh!! Yea I legit screamed when I got these. As you guys know I love makeup, but I have been a huge Black Sabbath fan since I was little and Kelly was for sure my role model and inspiration. In all honesty I wanted to be just like her! So it was only obvious that I had to snag some Kelly goodies, and trust me if working in a school district didn’t pay so close to nothing I would have gotten the whole collection, but I stopped at Kelly Yum Yum and Dodgy Girl. That’s right! Self control over here!
Alright so lets dive in, the packaging is gorgeous! I love lavender and that’s exactly what it is, I feel like it’s almost an exact match to her hair. The finish on both the box and lipstick tube is what I would call a frost. It does have little flecks of shimmer but from an arm length away it really has a nice frost finish. Both the tube and box have Kelly’s bright red signature on it. It’s lovely!
So first thing is first, Kelly Yum Yum is the one I knew I absolutely needed! I’ve been eyeing MAC’s Candy Yum Yum but when I heard this was coming out, which the only difference is this is a satin finish, I held out. I’m so glad I did! It is absolutely gorgeous!
This color is so richly pigmented and only takes one swipe to get even rich color. It is smooth on the lips and doesn’t move around much at all! It also isn’t drying at all, it actually feels hydrating, and it doesn’t cling to any dry patches. I love the satin finish, I feel like it makes this color more wearable than the matte. Don’t get me wrong I love matte lipsticks but the satin finish adds just the right amount of shine for an everyday lip, for me, just add some winged liner and you’re ready to rock!
Now on to Dodgy Girl. Let me say I was nervous ordering this, I thought it may look close to the Viva Glam Nicki 2 that I have. I ordered it taking the risk and I am so glad I did! They, on my lips, are nothing alike! Nicki 2 has a more white base where I feel like this is more of a pinky base. It is also much darker and wayyy less streaky.
I love love love this color! Now I didn’t do the lip swatches with any liner and it did settle into cracks like most mattes do, but this also feels hydrating and is a silky smooth texture. Again this one is richly pigmented and only needs one swipe to get this gorgeous color on your pout. This is a great wearable color for pretty much any skin tone. The only reason I skipped out on riot house and strip poker was because I feel like they aren’t pasty girl friendly and would have clashed, although I am contemplating going out into the watering hole of MAC when it is released, because we all know how these ladies will act over this collection!
Below are some side by sides of the two, all in all I am so happy with my purchases and if you can get your hands on anything from this line let it be these! They both will compliment all skin tones and they are just silky and beautiful!
Oh Lorac, you let me down, I think. I’ve been using this product for a week or so and I can’t tell if I hate this product or not. I know I don’t enjoy it but I’m trying to figure out if hate is too strong of a word.
So quite apparently this foundation is derived from young green coconuts and is full of nourishing vitamins and minerals for your skin! Yummy, sounds great!
It also claims to be a picture finish foundation, which the coverage is medium but I wouldn’t call it buildable. Even after I let it set and set and set and dry it does not keep from smearing when you go to apply a second layer for more coverage. This was frustrating to say the least. The other thing was that you can’t use a foundation brush or beauty blender, trust me I tried. It really only ”works” with their sponge round included. That again was a downfall for me.
The texture also kind of bugged me, I mean I don’t use many cream foundations but this was on sale for a good price at my local Sephora and right now I don’t have 70 dollars just laying around to shell out on my Kat Von D duo that I usually use, so I picked this up. In store I noticed that it was a very dry foundation but became creamy with heat from your hands. I was on the fence about that but for eight dollars I picked it up. Now like I stated I don’t really do the whole cream foundation thing and I was surprised when I applied it to my face how not creamy this product was. It was almost gritty and after I used the first layer of foundation on myself I found these little dried up bump in my compact. Yep not happy.
Another flaw is while this is going to give a dewy look after a few hours if you have not blotted you look like an oily mess! And if you use powder on top of this it looks cakey, because this foundation does cling to dry spots.
My last and I believe final complaint is that even after using setting sprays and what not if you even bump your face you will have a bare spot of skin exposed. Yea, it’s kind of ridiculous.
On the up side this foundation blended flawlessly with my skin tone and my boyfriend loved how natural it looked. Which I must admit it did but I can’t justify ever spending the 32 dollar price tag for an item like this. I will use it up since it was only a few dollars but I will never repurchase it.
Here’s a picture of me wearing the foundation
Just gave this a little review!
Urban Decay has done it, Finally! They finally pushed aside all their naked palettes and made way for the Electric Palette, a vibrant bold palette, it was colors like these that made Urban Decay who they were. Now we finally have them back!
So we have bold color back but is it worth the hype? I think so. Now, no you don’t have to rush out right now to buy it and you don’t have to stock up. These babies are part of the permanent collection! This makes for a happy Jess!
The pigmentation, well this is a pigment palette so of course they are highly pigmented. I will do swatches in another post, but trust me these are insanely pigmented and on top of that go on smoothly and blend so so so perfectly! Below are a couple eye looks I did with this palette. Mind you they aren’t the best pictures because they are off of my phone.
Again sorry they aren’t the best but they were off my phone!
Staining? Though I have heard people complain about staining I have not had any instances of staining, especially while wearing primers. The only time I had it stain was when I made a big no no and fell asleep in it. Other than that there has been no such case!
Not for immediate eye area? Okay so this is a touchy subject but the FDA in the US has not approved Slowburn, Savage, Jilted and Urban and people are freaking out about it. Lets keep in mind these are approved in Canada and Europe. That being said it is a warning, I’m not going to tell you to wear them on your eyes but I have worn them on mine with no reactions whatsoever. Only you know your body, if you have had reactions to red dyes before it is in your best interest not to use those listed colors on your eyes. And please keep in mind this is not an eyeshadow palette! It is a pressed pigment palette which is loosely an eyeshadow palette but because of those 4 colors can not be.
So the packaging, well its gorgeous!
The box and palette itself are covered in the colors inside the palette in an ink in water/ smokey print. It’s to die for, that right there had me suckered in. But wait it gets better not only is this a sturdy palette but the mirror is a stand alone mirror with many degrees of adjustment, which makes everything easier and better. Last but not least the inside is a sleek black that really makes each color pop and stand out.
The brush is a dual ended brush like most palettes come with it is synthetic and really packs on the color. I love this brush!
All in all I love this palette and I am overjoyed that it is going to be a permanent addition to the Urban Decay family!
So you guys may be wondering where I’ve been, not to worry I will be back but life has hit hard these past months. Im at the final steps of entering beauty school, I’ve been working my butt off, I have a special friend who is now expecting and my buisness pretty in punk designs has multiple shows coming up so I’ve been busy working on things for those..again I am so sorry and I love you all!