Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Review and Swatches - Makeup Geek Lipsticks

Hello, everyone! Hope you're all doing spectacular. I'm here today with a review (and swatches, of course) of the new Makeup Geek lipsticks! I was very excited to try these out after seeing Marlena talk about them on YouTube, and reading many stellar reviews from some of my favorite bloggers. As you might already know, I am a big lover of their eyeshadows, so if you wanna know if I feel the same way about the MUG lipsticks, then keep on reading to find out!

 Let's start off by stating that Makeup Geek's lipsticks are cruelty-free. They do not test on animals.They are also gluten-free. Yay! These lipsticks are unbelievably smooth, creamy and highly pigmented. They sort of have a lip-balm-like feeling to them. My lips have a tendency to be dry, and they loved to be slathered with these lipsticks; definitely hydrating and comfortable enough to wear all day long. They last a while too. I went about 6 hours or so without having to re-apply. Since the actual product is very soft, they have a tendency to break. So if you want to be super safe, I suggest applying them with a lip brush, or even storing them in the refrigerator (my mom used to do that with her lipsticks!). The packaging is sleek, sophisticated, and very well made. They look a lot more expensive than they really are. I like that you can see the lipstick colors through the clear top lid. Nice touch! The only thing I cannot stand about them is the scent. They smell very perfume-y, sort of like a baby wipe scent. It really isn't a huge deal though, because the smell is only present while applying and it fades away in a few minutes.

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From left to right: Foxy, Lovely, Shy, Innocent. 

 FOXY: A warm, hot pinkish-red. Satin/Gloss.

LOVELY: A soft, warm nude pinkish-peach. Satin.

SHY:  A sweet, nude pale pink. Satin/Gloss.

INNOCENT: A warm, nude peach. Satin/Gloss.

From left to right: Famous, Adorable, Captivating, Delightful, Ravishing.

FAMOUS: A bright and fun magenta purple. High Gloss.

ADORABLE: A soft, creamy pink. Satin/Gloss.

CAPTIVATING: A bright, warm orange. Shimmer.

 DELIGHTFUL: A true, warm pink with peach undertones. Satin/Gloss.

RAVISHING: A bright red with pink undertones. Matte.

Image of packaging from MakeupGeek.com

Each lipstick tube comes individually packaged and are priced at $7.99 USD a pop. Each one weighs in at 4 grams/ 0.14 oz. You get a good amount of product for a small price, all without sacrificing quality. They ship worldwide. If you want to check them out, visit their website strore at: www.makeupgeek.com/store.

DISCLAIMER: Some or all products shown in this post may have been provided by the said brand(s) for potential review or use. For more information, please read my DISCLOSURE.

So there you have it! I really hope that you all enjoyed the review and swatches and that you found it helpful in some way. I highly recommend these awesome lipsticks. Their quality is really outstanding, and you just cannot beat that price! My personal favorites that I own are Foxy, Delightful, Famous and Captivating. SO MUCH LOVE. Which ones are your faves?

Enjoy the rest of the week, and stay happy, healthy and beautiful!
<3

Saturday, July 7, 2012

GIVEAWAY! Win a Full-Sized Jar of Glamour Doll Eyes Shadow in SUPER NOVA!

As most of you already know, I was fortunate enough to be a part of Glamour Doll Eyes' Blogger Collection. Eleven other beauty bloggers/vloggers and myself were given the opportunity to create our very own eyeshadows. If you want to check out that post, you can read it HERE.

  The lovely ladies at Glamour Doll Eyes were awesome enough to give me FOUR full sized shadows in Super Nova to giveaway to my readers. Yep, that's right! There will be four winners! All you need to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and cross your fingers! If you are interested in puchasing my shade, or any other ones in the blogger collection, they officially go on sale July 10th, 2012 over at GLAMOURDOLLEYES.COM.


GOOD LUCK!
<3
RULES & REGULATIONS


Open to USA residents only. There will be a total of four winners, each receiving one (1) eyeshadow. Winners will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway ending. If the winners have not responded within these 48 hours, another winner(s) will be chosen at random. Open to all ages. If under 18 or legal age, please have parental/legal guardian permission and consent. Only one entry per person, per household. Please enter all mandatory entries correctly. Cheaters will not be tolerated and will be disqualified. If any entry is not correct, it will be void. Thank you, and good luck!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sweet Secrets

Hello, there! I hope my fellow American readers had a fun, festive and safe Independence Day. I apologize for disappearing for a little bit; I had some unexpected life stuff that came up to take care of, plus some out-of-town family came to visit. But I am back, and today I have a sultry and alluring look using some more MakeupGeek eyeshadows. They were as lovely and kind as ever, and sent me some more shadows to try out (I also got some lipsticks as well, and I'll have a review of those coming up soon)! 

I wanted to incorporate some unexpected shades together, and I was quite satisfied with the turnout:


FACE:
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder in N4

EYES:
  • Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
  • MakeupGeek Eyeshadow in Shimmer Mint on inner lids
  • MakeupGeek Eyeshadow in Pixie Dust on center of lids
  • MakeupGeek Eyeshadow in Envy on outer corners
  • MakeupGeek Eyeshadow in Corrupt on outer corners
  • MakeupGeek Eyeshadow in Shimma Shimma on tear ducts and brow bone
  • MakeupGeek Eyeshadow in Gold Digger on inner, lower lids
  • Love & Beauty Glitter Liner in Gold
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in Pure White on water line
  • MakeupGeek Eyeshadow in Mermaid over white pencil
  • Lime Crime Liquid Liner in Quill
  • FAUX Lashes in Sasha

CHEEKS:
  • MAC Blush in Dainty

LIPS:
  • MakeupGeek Lipstick in Delightful
  • Kiss My Sass Eyeshadow in Vegas
>>Swatches and product shots of the MakeupGeek shadows after the jump<<
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