Lip easel: Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip Lip Paint

mufe-title

Lip colour has been all the rage lately.

Pigmented colour, long-wearing, and long lasting are all things that we expect from lipstick nowadays. Move over conventional lipsticks, it’s all about liquid lip colour now.

Brand new from Make Up For Ever, the Artist Acrylip Lip Paint is available in 10 different shades, from baby pink to dark purple. Packaged in a squeeze tube with a cotton tip, you squeeze the product out and apply the colour to the lips. Each shade contains buildable colour and shine, and these colours glide on the lips similar to a gloss but with the wear of a lipstick.

The best part about these, aside from the crazy pigmentation, is that you can build the colour up. Want more a wash? That’s cool. Want full-out colour, just squeeze a little harder. The formula isn’t sticky and it’s fast drying and comfortable to wear. No dry lips here!

products tip

I received three colours to try out, 200 Candy Pink, 201 Fuchsia Pink, and 501 Eggplant. All three colours went on very bright and were incredibly creamy and rich with colour. Although I expected to love Candy Pink the most, I actually found all of these to be very impressive.

As for wear, like I said, these don’t dry out the lips and I found them to be very long wearing. I wore 501 Eggplant for most of Sunday just lounging around and the colour stayed put for the bulk of day.

candy-pinkfuchsia-pinkeggplant

I absolutely love these, however, they greatly remind me of the Maybelline Lip Studio Colour Jolt Intense Lip Paint, which feature an incredibly similar applicator and is also available in bright shades. The Make Up For Ever ones do offer a greater shade range than the Maybelline version, but they are a very similar dupe for less money (these retail for C$29 each).

Overall, they aren’t the most original formula out there, but the pigmentation and wearability on these are great, so I definitely recommend checking them out.

What shade do you want to try from the Make Uo For Ever Artist Acrylip collection?

Like what you read? Check out these related posts:


Sephora.com, Inc.

Big eyes: CoverGirl So Lashy BlastPRO mascara

covergirl-title

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you’ll know that I love CoverGirl mascaras.

When people ask me what my fave mascaras are I’ll usually say Too Faced Better Than Sex and a few from CoverGirl. Since I love them so much, I always get so excited when they release a new one, since they have an amazing track record for releasing great products.

In case you didn’t know, Covergirl is no longer part of P&G Beauty, they are now owned by Coty and their first mascara release under that conglomerate is the So Lashy by BlastPRO mascara. Now you may have heard about this mascara since the commercial and ad campaign features the newest CoverGirl spokesperson, Internet superstar James Charles. The campaign is all about #LashEquality and features celebrities Sofia Vergara and Katy Perry, as well as Muslim beauty blogger Nura Afia.

lash-tip

Available in five shades (four of which are black), this mascara promises bold, dark, and voluminous lashes.  What really sets it apart though is the three-in-one brush, which shapes, moulds, and builds lashes, while the ball tip lets you coast those inner- and outer-corner lashes which are often hard to reach.

This brush is definitely different from any other I’ve seen from CoverGirl. Aside from the ball tip, it has two rounded edges and two normal straight ones. Because of that you can get in to reach the root of the lash.

mascara-swatchesAfter using this mascara, I wouldn’t say it’s my favourite CoverGirl mascara. In fact, I don’t think it would even break the top five. CoverGirl has tons of great mascaras, so I always get a bit hesitant when I try new ones since there are a few already that blow me away.  I certainly don’t hate it since it does make my lashes look nice, however, I would rather buy the Supersizer or Clump Crusher over this one.

With that being said, I do like the wand on this since it has that balled end. Because of that, the brush lets me cover those difficult-to-reach little lashes in the corner, as well as the lower lashes where they can tend to get overcoated.

final-lashes

Since I was using this brand new, I’m interested to see how this will shape up when the mascara is two weeks old. I find that mascara that is a little more drier works way better than when it’s brand new and wet.

If you’ve tried this mascara I would love to know what you thought of it.

Do you like CoverGirl mascaras?

Please note, I received this product for review. All opinions are my own.

Like what you read?  Check out these related posts.


Sephora.com, Inc.

Jewel tones: A purple look featuring CoverGirl spring 2017 products

cg-title

With a new year comes new products. CoverGirl has been a favourite brand of mine for a number of years now and I always get excited to try out the new stuff they release.

Most of these goodies were actually released last year and some of which I’ve tried before. From lip colour to brows, there is a ton of stuff from CoverGirl that I’ve been living for.

open-palette

The beauty brand sent me a few different things to play around with and I was most excited about the TruBlend Jewels palette. I have the three other TruBlend palettes (Nudes, Roses, and Goldens) and love the pigmentation and variety of shades in these palettes. I have some CoverGirl single shadows from back in the day and found those to be less than stellar, however, the new formulation on these palettes are amazing. Colours are bold and creamy, and blend out amazing.

The Jewels palette features eight shades, but the best about about this product is that although there are some fun colours (purple, blue and green), the bulk of this is very wearable. The first four shades are totally all you need for a gorgeous pink look, whereas the other four are thrown in there to change it up.

Since I couldn’t wait to dive into this, I paired this palette with some other CoverGirl products that are new, including the Easy Breezy Brow Shape and Define Brow Mascara, a mousse formula that shapes and defines brows; the So Lashy BlastPRO mascara, which features a balled tip; and the Outlast All-Day Intense Colour and Gloss, a matte liquid lipstick with a gloss on the other end.

final-1steps1. Lay down a foundation primer, then fill in your brows. I used CoverGirl Easy Breezy Brow Brow Powder in Rich Brown, which features a silky powder formula you swipe on, then set it with the Easy Breezy Brow Brow Mascara (also in Rich Brown).

2. For the eyes, first apply a cream nude shadow or eyeshadow primer and then with a fluffy crease brush and Quartz, lightly sweep that in the crease.

3. With a flat shader brush, sweep Sunstone across the lids.

4. With a crease brush, apply Amethyst in the crease to create that wink of purple.

5. With Pearl, apply that to your brow bone to highlight.

6. To finish up the top part of the eyes, line them using a brown liquid liner like Intensify Me! Liquid Liner in  Smoked Amber, and then coat your lashes in mascara. I used So Lashy! by BlastPRO mascara.  If you wish, you can also add some falsies to up the drama (I did!).

7. For the bottom lash line, first apply a purple cream shadow as a base, then with Amethyst, line your lower lash line about half way. Apply Green Amber in the middle and then blend in Gold in the inner corners. After, apply some mascara to your bottom lashes.

8. To finish up the face, apply a purple lipstick to keep with the theme. I used the Colour side of the Outlast All-Day Intense Colour and Gloss lipstick in Rose Delight.

final-2

I love how this look turned out and it’s actually what I sported on New Years Eve. I ended up taking off the lipstick since I wanted to wear something pink on my lips instead, however, I had the toughest time trying to wipe this off. The Outlast All-Day Colour and Gloss is basically CoverGirl’s version of the matte liquid lip and this one stays glued on. I was very impressed with the colour pigmentation and upon looking online there are 12 shades to choose from, including a baby pink and nude that I have my eye on.

Overall, I was super impressed with all these products, although I have used the Brow Powder and Intensify Me! liner before (but in black). I knew the palette would be amazing, since I have the other three already.

Let me know if there are any new CoverGirl products you have your eye on!

 

Please note, I received this product for review. All opinions are my own.

Like what you read?  Check out these related posts.


Sephora.com, Inc.

1 2 3 296