My Maybelline Lipstick Collection + Swatches & Dupes

 

Maybelline is one of my favorite brands when it comes to lipstick! I love how they offer such a wide variety of shades in many different formulas and finishes.

Keep scrolling to see swatches of every single Maybelline lipstick that I currently own (my collection will continue to grow ūüôā

Left to right:

Wickedly White (great to mix with/lighten other shades)

Blushing Beige (dupe for MAC lipstick in Creme D’Nude)

Truffle Tease

Sin-A-Mon

Daringly Nude (Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Namaste)

Clay Crush (dupe for Kylie Cosmetics liquid lipstick in Dirty Peach)

Toasted Truffle

Maple Kiss

Raw Chocolate (dupe for ABH liquid lipstick in Ashton)

Nude Nuance (dupe for MAC lipstick in Whirl)

Warm Me Up (dupe for MAC lipstick in Brave)

Brown Blush (dupe for Jeffree Star Cosmetics liquid lipstick in Androgyny & ABH liquid lipstick in Veronica)

Mauve It

 

Left to right:

Touch of Spice (dupe for MAC lipstick in Twig)

Blissful Berry (dupe for MAC lipstick in Darkside)

Rum Riche

Burgundy Blush

Violet Vixen

Midnight Blue

Orange Danger

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MOTD feat. Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics Deluxe Edition Palette 

Today I created a beautiful halo eye look using the Carli Bybel & BH Cosmetics Deluxe Edition eyeshadow and highlighting palette. For those of you who don’t know, Carli Bybel is a popular beauty blogger and influencer on YouTube and this is her second collaboration with BH Cosmetics. The shades are extremely pigmented and buttery and will flatter every skin tone!

Keep scrolling to see more pictures of the look I created as well as a full list of products that I used.


EYES

  • Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics eyeshadow and highlighting palette
  • Ardell lashes- Demi Wispies
  • Maybelline Colossal volumizing mascara

FACE

  • Moisturized/ primed using the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream
  • Fiona Stiles Matte Finish foundation concentrate in shade 7 mixed with the NYX Pro Foundation Mixer shade white
  • Maybelline Fit Me concealer shade sand
  • Cream contoured using “shade” from the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow palette and set this with the “sculpt” shade from the same palette.
  • Bronzed using the Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Cream Bronzer in warm tan
  • Milani baked blush in Luminoso
  • Highlighted using the gold shade from the Carli Bybel palette. I also applied the white highlighter shade to the very tops of my cheekbones for a more intense glow.
  • Set my concealer with the Coty Airspun loose powder

BROWS & LIPS

  • Filled in my brows using the Skone Cosmetics Brow pencil
  • Maybelline lipstick in Rum Riche

Product Review: *NEW* Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation 

Everyone has been raving about this new foundation from Covergirl and I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself! Keep reading to see what this product claims to do, as well as my full review. 

(This picture was taken in natural lighting with absolutely no editing done)

Product claims: 

  • Infused with Vitamins E, B3, B5
  • SPF 20
  • Buikdable to full coverage 
  • Gives skin a naturally glowing finish 
  • 14 shades 
  • Lightweight formula 
  • Oil free
  • Luminous finish while also eliminating the appearance of oily shine (?) 

My review: 

After trying this foundation out for about a week, I can truly say that I love it! I was nervous to try it at first because it does have a luminous finish and I have combo skin, but this did not leave me too greasy at the end of an 8-hour wear time. If you are very oily, I do recommend using a mattifying primer underneath and definitely setting the foundation. Since I have combo skin (oily T-Zone), I find that using a more mattifying foundation in the center of my face and the Covergirl one on the perimeter of my face gives my skin a flawless look. 

The coverage is definitely medium to full and no matter how much I build it up, it never looks cakey on my skin. To me, this foundation is comparable to the Too Faced Born This Way foundation because it has a similar finish and coverage. It looks like my skin but better! I was able to find my perfect shade (buff beige, I believe) and it does not oxidize on me. It does have a slightly warmer undertone, but I just blend it down my neck a little and that does the trick. 

On the downside, I still need to set this foundation with a powder because it does dry down kind of tacky, but this isn’t really a huge draw back for me personally. Once again, if you have oily skin and really want to try this foundation, I think it could still work for you as long as you prime and set your face. 

Overall I love the versatility of this foundation. I like how I can wear it on light and fuller coverage makeup days while still benefitting from the added antioxidants and lightweight feel. I have not been able to put this product down since I bought it! 

My March Ipsy Glam Bag! 

I’m loving all the products in my March Ipsy Glam Bag + the bag this month is my favorite so far! Keep reading to see what I got and my review on the products. 

Ofra Cosmetics Peach blush: this is a gorgeous shade! It is a little too shimmery to use solely as a blush for me, but I love it as a highlight or shimmer shade for the center of the eyelid. 

City Color Photo Chic Dark Spot Corrector: I love the dark circle Corrector from Nyx and this one works just as well for me! It has a little bit more of a peachy tint so it corrects my dark circles really well. It does not crease on me and concealer still applies well on top of it. I can also wear this by itself if I don’t feel like putting on any heavy makeup. 

Chella Tweezers: First, I think the design of these tweezers is so cute! Aside from that, they are really good for getting out tiny stubborn hairs that grow outside the shape of my brows. Love them! 

Eyeko Fat Brow Liquid Liner: I was kind of thrown off by this product because I’ve never seen or used anything like it. Basically it is a felt tip eyeliner pen- for your brows! It is not super pigmented which is a good thing because it does not make my brows look like they are drawn on. The only thing I’m not crazy about is the shade because it has a slight greenish tint to it. But if I only use a little bit you cannot really tell. Overall, I like how unique and easy to use this product is! 

Ladykin Affinitic Snail Cream moisturizer: Snail secretion in facial moisturizers is a Japanese beauty trend that is making its way to America. Snail secretion sounds gross to be putting on your skin, but it has amazing moisturizing and anti-aging benefits. I was super excited to receive this product in my Glam Bag this month because I have wanted to try this trend out for myself. I love how quickly this product absorbs into my skin without leaving a greasy residue. It leaves my skin feeling really soft and smooth. It also smells really good, which I was not expecting. 

Product Review: Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream 

I am not sure if this a new product, but it is new to me! I have been looking for a foundation that isn’t super full coverage and that I can just apply really quickly and run out the door. 

Keep reading for my full review on this product! 


Product claims and info (from the Bare Minerals site):

  • Acts as a BB and CC cream 
  • SPF 30
  • Dewey, radiant, smooth finish
  • Sheer to medium coverage 
  • Contains marine botanicals and electrolytes that help to hydrate your skin
  • Claims to increase skin hydration by 215% in just one week of use 
  • 16 shades (I am the shade Buttercream) 
  • 1.18 fluid ounces for $29.50 

My review: 

This product is perfect for achieving the popular “no makeup” makeup look. This product does say it gives sheer to medium coverage and this is very true. One layer evens out my skin tone nicely, but to cover any blemishes I apply a second layer. It builds up to a medium coverage nicely and still just looks like a better version of my skin. Sometimes if I do not want to wear a foundation, I will Conceal any blemishes and then apply this product on top. This technique gives me a full coverage appearance without feeling too heavy or looking like makeup. 

It is suggested to apply the product with your hands, but I still like to use a beauty sponge and the finish still looks great! I was expecting the consistency to be very liquid-y, but it actually had a lightweight whipped consitency. My skin has become less oily and more on the combo to normal side, so I really like the dewey finish this tinted moisturizer gives. 

The website does not mention how long lasting this product is, but I have worn it for a good 10 hours and it still looked pretty good when I went to wash off my makeup. It separated a little bit around my nose, but almost every foundation I have does the same thing. On me, it did not look too greasy and held up nicely throughout the day. However, if you do have really oily skin, I would not recommend this product for long wear. For oily skin I think it would be nice if you just need some coverage to go run a few errands, but since it does have a really dewey finish, I do not think it would last as long on oily skin types. 

Overall, I am very happy with this product and have been wearing it everyday since I bought it. The Garnier BB Cream used to be my #1 favorite, and while I still like that product, the Complexion Rescue tinted moisturizer definitely stands out for me! 

Hot Product of the Week: NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette 

I have heard so many great things about this highlighting palette and couldn’t wait to add it to my makeup collection! 

Keep reading for my review! 

This palette consists of 7 beautiful highlighting shades and retails for $19 at Ulta. This might seem like a steep price for NYX, which is a drugstore brand, but in my opinion it is well worth it! 

The top row consists of 4 highlighting shades that have a slight iridescence to them. Iridescent shades have been quite popular lately with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit and the more recent Kat Von D Alchemist palette. If you are looking for a more inexpensive way to achieve these kinds of looks, this palette is definitely a great option! 

In addition to the iridescent shades, the bottom row consists of three more wearable shades. The Lee is a shade for medium skin, deeper skin, and pale skin. Basically, every highlight you could ever need is in this palette! 

Aside from the colors, the formula of the highlights is incredible! They are extremely buttery and pigmented and don’t have too much powder kick-back. These aren’t the most intense highlight shades at first, but you can definitely build up the intensity. This makes it perfect for everyone, no matter what kind of look you are going for. 

What’s In My February Ipsy Glam Bag?!

Keep reading to see what I received in my Glam Bag this month as well as a quick review on each product! 

Befine Food Skin Care gentle cleanser with sugar, mint, oats, and rice: Obviously I do not have much of an opinion on this product quite yet since skincare products require more than a first impression (in my opinion). I do like that it has a bunch of awesome natural ingredients in it though and it smells amazing! The texture is a thin gel consistency and seems very moisturizing and gentle. 

NYX Butter Lipstick shade Lifeguard: This is a beautiful blue-toned red shade! The pigmentation is amazing and it goes on very opaque. I have never tried a NYX lip product that I haven’t liked and this one is no exception! 

Winky Lux Diamond Powder in medium: I love this powder so much! It has a slight luminosity to it, hence the name, and I love using it to set my under eye concealer. It doesn’t crease on me and it really brightens up the area and makes my skin look flawless! It is a little bit powdery, but it the consistency is very smooth and blends out beautifully. 

Elizabeth Mott Whatup Beaches Matte Bronzer: I really like the shade and texture of this bronzer- it is not too cool, but not too warm. The only thing I don’t like is that the sample is way too small for me to even get a bronzer brush in the pan. So instead, I use it as a transition shade when I do my eyeshadow and I love the way it looks! 

Luxie 514 Blush Brush: This is the product that I was most excited for because I have never tried any Luxie Beauty products before and everyone raves about their brushes. This brush is a little too small for me to use as a blush brush, but I love it to contour with! The brush hairs are incredibly soft and not too densely packed so it applied product and blends it out flawlessly. It is perfect if you want to achieve a soft contoured look, but you can also build up the color as well.

Hot Product of the Week: Elf Mad for Matte Eyeshdaow Palette 

I have heard nothing but great things about the Elf Mad for Matte eyeshadow palette and finally got my hands on it! This palette came out back in 2016, so it is not a brand new product to Elf, but it is to me! 

Keep reading for my review and swatches of this palette! 

This all matte palette retails for $10 and comes with 10 pigmented shadows as well as a mirror. 


Right off the bat, I am so happy that I bought this palette! I have been using it everyday since and it never fails to impress me every time. The shadows are very smooth and buttery to the touch, and have great pigment when applied. Even though they are pigmented, they are still easy to blend. When you go in with a brush, they do have some kick-back, but for a $10 palette that doesn’t bother me personally. 

The colors themselves are nothing special, but if you are looking for a great inexpensive neutral palette, this is the one to buy! Even though I have so many palettes that have these same shades, I still find myself reaching for this one because the quality is amazing and they blend out effortlessly. 

My January Ipsy Glam Bag! 

Here’s a peek inside my January Ipsy bag! Keep reading for quick reviews on each product! 

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination shade medium: I really like the original Bye Bye Under Eye concealer and in my opinion, the Illumination one is pretty much the exact same thing. It has the same thick consistency, same full coverage, and blends the same as well. Both of the concealers also claim to be anti-aging and waterproof as well. I do really like this concealer, it just isn’t any different from the original one. 

Trust Fund Beauty “Lipgasm” Lipgloss in the shade Method to the Madness: This is a really nice lipgloss. I was expecting it to be a little more pigmented, but it is actually quite sheer and just gives a slight tint to the lips. It lasts a good amount of time, feels very moisturizing, and isn’t sticky. I do really like this product for what it is, but I most likely would not go out of my way to spend money on it. Also, it does have a really strong glue smell when applying, but it does go away quickly. 

Temptu Base Smooth & Matte Primer: I actually really like this primer! It feels really hydrating, but also does a pretty good job of keeping my face from looking like a greasy mess. I would call it more of a moisturizer for oily skin though, rather than a mattifying makeup primer. I still like it though and will continue to use up the sample! 

Manna Kadar Beauty blush in Paradise: This is a gorgeous shade, but for a blush it is extremely too pigmented and shimmery for my liking. I will probably use this more as an eyeshadow. It has fine gold shimmer, which I typically don’t mind, but since the product is so pigmented and powdery it is hard to blend and easy to go overboard. I am going to see how I can use it in an eye look, though because it is a gorgeous color! 

Clinique Take The Day Off makeup remover for lids, lashes, and lips: I have never tried this makeup remover before because I typically just use coconut oil, but it does work really well for taking off my eye makeup, even waterproof mascara. I find that I don’t have to tug too hard on my eyelids. I will use up the sample, but probably won’t purchase the real thing because coconut oil just breaks down the makeup so much quicker for me. 

Hot Product of the Week: NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick (Cashmere Silk) 

I know I haven’t posted in a while, but I’m back with my latest hot product of the week!

I have heard nothing but great things about the NYX Lip Lingerie liquid lipstick line and I decided to try out a shade for myself!


I have been wearing the shade Cashmere Silk non-stop since I bought it at Ulta. It is the perfect pinky Nude shade for my skin tone and goes with every makeup look!

The formula is very thin, yet opaque and is not too drying on the lips. I do like to apply a lip balm before using this liquid lipstick, but I think it is pretty comfortable without one as well. This product lasts ALL DAY and is almost completely transfer proof.

The Lip Lingerie line consists of all neutral shades, but those are the shades I am drawn to most of the time anyway. I am so in love with the shade I own and am definitely going to pick up some more!