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Makeup Of The Day 130 With Palladio & ColourPop Nillionaire

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I was feeling soft smoky pink with shimmering bronze, so ColorPop Nillionaire was the obvious choice. While I haven’t reviewed the Palladio At The Opera shadow duo yet, I have to tell you it is extremely great!!
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ColourPop Nillionaire Palladio At The Opera Makeup Inspiration

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The New & Shiny Report: NYX Intense Butter Gloss

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While at Ulta recently I,  a) found a full display of the brand new NYX Intense Butter Gloss, which b)  happened to be 40% off. There was only one thing I could do and that’s why both Orangesicle and Banana Split are the two newest NYX glosses in my makeup collection.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss Review

What can I say except I definitely felt the need for more orange lip gloss in my life.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Orangesicle and Banana Split Review

Orangesicle is an an intense red-orange lip color, and Banana Split is a light sherbet.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Orangesicle and Banana Split Swatches

Now, if I were to judge NYX Intense Butter Gloss solely on my experience with Banana Split, I would never want to try these glosses ever again.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Banana Split

Banana Split is high maintenance and requires a lot of blending, patting, and other manipulation to look ok and not patchy. For whatever reason, the texture on this one isn’t so glossy, but there’s a lot of color and not so much gloss, if that makes sense.

I’m glad I picked up Orangesicle, because it makes up for Banana Split and then some! This is intense, smooth, glossy, deep orange perfection that’s not overly sticky. I could be in love. It’s definitely more intense than the original NYX Butter Gloss in terms of pigmentation,

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Orangesicle

 

I’m not sure if there’s a difference between the lighter colors of NYX Intense Butter Gloss, but I’ll stick to one of the darker shades for my next purchase.

My Final Thoughts: There are 12 glosses in the NYX Intense Butter Gloss range, which promise to add shine and vibrant color. While I wasn’t so fond of Banana Split, finding it patchy and hard to apply, I love the results from Orangesicle and think it’s a great bargain buy for bold lipstick lovers.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss Orangesicle Banana Split Review Swatches

Rating: C for Banana Split, A for Orangesicle.

Price: $5.99

Availability: Ulta

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

 

Say Hello To Gorgeous Lips With Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon

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I have something for you. Yes, you. It’s a bouquet of some of the most beautiful lip crayons I’ve ever encountered – the Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon.

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon

Lip products in general have come a long way in the last couple of years, and I’m especially loving the newest take on lip crayons, a la Butter London.

Review and Giveaway Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon

These lippies are perfection. And I’m not over exaggerating when I say so.

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon at Ulta

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon have a light mint flavor, are smooth, pigmented, glossy as all get up, and stay on your lips for a good amount of time. They will not be flying off your lips and when they have faded, you are left with a stain of lip color. These crayons are formulated with lip nourishing ingredients, including Mango Seed Oil and Marula Oil.

Review Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon

How do these compare to the similar lip crayons from Glo Minerals I recently reviewed? The Butter London versions are slightly less glossy than the Glo Mineral versions. As with the Glo Minerals version, the Butter London lippies have a sharpener in the cap.

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Sharpener

There are 8 Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons and I have 7 to show you.

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Swatches

Teddy Boy

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Teddy Boy

Trout Pout

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Trout Pout

Toff

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Toff

Disco Biscuit

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Disco Biscuit

Primrose Hill

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Primrose Hill Picnic

Ruby Murray

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Ruby Murray

Tea With The Queen

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Tea With The Queen

And now for the really good part, one lucky reader will win all 7 of these lovely lip colors! This giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Canada and ends 7/20/2015 at 11:59 pm.  Enter through the Gleam widget below.

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Giveaway

Good luck!

My Final Thoughts: The Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons are shiny, pretty, great quality, and definitely splurge worthy. The colors I sampled are all lovely, but my favorite is definitely Disco Biscuit.

Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Swatches Review Giveaway

Rating: A

Price: $20

Availability: Ulta

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Makeup Of The Day 129 With ColourPop Flipper

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ColourPop Flipper is the sweetest tangerine colored eyeshadow that’s come into my life lately. Here I’ve paired it with a bold lip and a pop of blue under my lid.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow Flipper ColourPop Lippie Stix LBB

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My Instagram Life, 7-5-2015

Hello! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. Here’s a peek at what happened on Painted Ladies last week, and my life, as seen on Instagram.

This is my current favorite foundation combo – Cover FX Illuminating Primer with 4 drops of Cover FX Custom Cover Drops. It gives a flawless glow!

Cover FX Illuminating Primer and Custome Cover Drops

We have had some beautiful sunsets lately. This one was incredible!

Beautiful Sunset

Strobing 101! Here’s a Breaking Down Beauty showing you how to get the glow everyone is talking about these days.
Strobing

Puffy paints + plain white t’s = tons of Summer fun!

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This $7 palette from e.l.f. Cosmetics is pretty much one of my favorite recent bargain buys. It’s that great!

elf Enchanted Tale Palettte

A throwback to my tightlining post, which is one of the most popular posts in Painted Ladies history.

Tightlining

I love the time of the month when I list my beauty faves from the month before. Here are my beauty must haves from June 2015. 

Best Beauty Buys

 

More strobing! I love using the NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in Glow for a non-shimmery glow.

Strobing With NYX HD Photogenic Concealer

The child of a beauty blogger. He knows what to do at trips to Ulta. Ha ha!

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My 4th of July mani. I was missing the red and blue and went with a never-fail plain white one with Snow As White from Sinful Colors.

Sinful Colors Snow As White

Here’s to a blessed week!

Strobing, Skincare, Nail Art, and Beach Essentials

Happy Sunday! Here’s a look at what members of the Beauty Blog Coalition wrote about last week.

 

 

 

ColourPop Flipper Super Shock Shadow Is Fun, Sparkly Summery Orange

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Summer just got a little more fun with ColourPop Flipper Super Shock Shadow. Hello, sparkly and shimmery orange goodness.

ColourPop Flipper Super Shock Shadow

Last week ColourPop fans rejoiced and yet were in complete agony when their brand new Ultra Matte Lip colors were released early, only to find the process of ordering them to take hours upon hours. Even now, the entire Ultra Matte Lip line is temporarily sold out! I managed to get my order through and I’m eagerly anticipating the arrival of 4 of the colors very soon. It’s been reported that some of the bottles leak product, so we will see when I start using them.

In the meanwhile, I have several yet-to-be-blogged ColourPop products to show you, including Flipper. Flipper is a light, bright orange with silver and pink glitter.

ColourPop Flipper Super Shock Shadow Review

This is the easiest way to apply glitter – contained within this shadow so it doesn’t get all over the place,

ColourPop Flipper Super Shock Shadow Swatch

I always apply an eyeshadow primer with ColourPop Super Shock Shadows, and found the glitter in Flipper to stay on my lid and not migrate to other areas on my face. A big plus!

ColourPop Flipper Super Shock Shadow Eyeshadow Inspiration

To be honest, I cannot ever get enough of ColourPop. Besides my issue with their highlighters, I have to say I love everything from this budget boutique brand and have my eyes on so many more shadows and lip colors. My next order will include the Metamorphosis collection, some of their new Tie Dyed Super Shock Shadows, and hopefully some more Ultra Matte Lip colors.

My Final Thoughts: ColourPop Flipper Super Shock Shadow equals Summer fun! This is a gorgeous light orange that works worn by itself, as well as paired with a variety of other eyeshadow colors.

Rating: A+

Price: $5

Availability: www.colourpop.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Happy 4th of July 2015!

As a naturalized American citizen, celebrating this day of Independence has always been special. Happy 239th to America, and may you all be safe this weekend!!!

Fourth of July Nails

While I didn’t prepare any nail art for today, I thoroughly believe that you can never, ever go wrong with a dotticure. Never! Here’s a peek back at last year’s 4th of July dotted nail art.

Best In Beauty June 2015

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It’s the first week of July and time for one of my favorite monthly blogging rituals, which is a look back at the best in beauty products from the month before.

Best In Beauty June 2015 Painted Ladies Blog

 

If I could sum up my beauty favorites from June 2015 in a few words, it would be glamorous and colorful. I really enjoyed the products on my list, which includes the makeup and skincare items that really impressed me.

1. CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara

CoverGirl The Super Sizer By Lashblast Mascara Swatch

This will make your lashes long, voluminous, and curled. It’s pretty much a wonder mascara, and I wonder what the beauty world ever did without it? Dramatic lashes are a guarantee!

2. Mirabella Colour Luxe Lip Gloss

Mirabella Beauty Colour Luxe Lip Gloss in Polish

Juicy lips for one, please! Saturated with moisture and color, I’ve been reaching for these glosses quite a bit, lately!

3. Milani Bella Eyes in Dolci

Milani Bella Eyes Dolci Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette EOTD

From a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it limited edition collection , this eyeshadow is rose gold perfection.

4. Haconut Original Coconut Scrub

Haconut Original Body Scrub Review

Smooth skin is a guarantee with this all-natural scrub that goes to a good cause!

5. Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Collection

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Collection

Eddie puts a lot of love into his products, and I have to say the Lux Light products I reviewed last month are perfectly lovely.

6. Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Shore Thing and Roulette

Makeup Geek Roulette and Shore Thing Eyeshadow Inspiration

Last month I enhanced by Makeup Geek eyeshadow collection, which was long overdue! Shore Thing is my new favorite matte aqua and Roulette is a lovely copper eyeshadow.

7. Physicians Formula Argan Wear Blush in Rose

Physicians Formula Argan Wear Blush in Rose Review and Swatches

Physicians Formula makes the best drugstore blushes, and that’s the truth! Besides being oh, so pretty, the Argan Wear blush lives up to its reputation!

8. CoverGirl Intenstify Me! Liquid Liner

CoverGirl Intensify Me Liquid Liner Tip

CoverGirl is really impressing me with their products lately, and this liquid liner is not only fascinating to use, but one of the best liquid liners I’ve ever found at the drugstore.

9. Vegas Nay by Eylure Lashes in Grand Glamor

False Lashes Vegas Nay Lashes By Eylure Grand Glamor Review

Love dramatic eyes? You need to check out these super glam lashes created by Vegas Nay.

10. Urban Decay Electric Palette 

Urban Decay Electric Palette  Eyeshadow Inspriation

Bright eyeshadow lovers who do not own this palette need to put it on their shopping list. It’s a fantastic set of brights that are highly pigmented and easy to blend!

11. Wet n Wild High Flying Colors Palette

Wet n Wild Venice Beach Collection High Flying Colors Eyeshadow Inspiration

Another selection of bright eyeshadow colors, this option from Wet n Wild gives the Urban Decay Electric Palette a run for it’s money! In terms of color payoff and smoothness, it’s a major win.

12. Palladio The Definer

Strobing 101

Everyone is all about strobing these days, and The Definer is an easy, effective way to make it happen with beautiful results.

13. Walmart Beauty Box

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Gladiolus

For a grand total of $5 every 3 months, you cannot beat the value of this subscription box. My Summer shipment included 2 full-sized items, and I especially love the lipstick I received.

And there you have it! These are the products that I’m loving these days.

What were your favorite beauty finds from June 2015? 

 

The e.l.f. Cosmetics An Enchanted Tale Face Palette Is Cheap, Cute & Functional

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Bet you didn’t know Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was such a makeup maven. She is! Well, at least that’s what the Belle themed e.l.f. Cosmetics An Enchanted Tale Face Palette would suggest. It’s pretty fabulous.

Review Swatches Disney Belle e.l.f

I’ve loved Disney for as long as I can remember, so it was quite a thrill to walk into a Walgreens store recently to find an entire section chock full of adorable Disney beauty products.

Walgreens Disney Princess Makeup

 

There are palettes and various beauty products designed around Mulan, Pocahontas, and Beauty and the Beast. While the products look similar, only the Beauty and the Beast products are made by e.l.f. Cosmetics, while the rest are private label products by Disney.

e.l.f. Cosmetics An Enchanted Tale Face Palette

Belle has always been my favorite Disney princess, even though she’s not technically a princess, per se. I was about 13 when the movie came out and sang every single song around for at least a year. What’s not to love about Belle? She’s a brunette, bookish, and bold enough to stand up to the Beast (who was so much more appealing as Beast and not his human self, right?!).

Review Swatches e.l.f. Cosmetics An Enchanted Tale Face Palette Review Swatches Disney Belle

 

I’m not quite sure how much Belle knew about contouring and highlighting, but the e.l.f. Cosmetics An Enchanted Tale Face Palette is pretty much perfection and I’m glad I took a chance on this $7 drugstore bargain win. These colors are not only buttery smooth and pigmented, but the delicate shimmer and golden glow offered by the highlighter is some kind of wonderful.

Swatches e.l.f. Cosmetics An Enchanted Tale Face Palette Review Swatches

 

This glow, though.

e.l.f. Cosmetics An Enchanted Tale Face Palette Review Swatches

It’s really pretty and long-wearing, lasting for many hours beyond what I was initially expecting. If you’re practicing strobing, it’s the perfect highlight.

e.l.f. Cosmetics An Enchanted Tale Face Palette Makeup Inspiration

 

My Final Thoughts: Three cheers for unexpectedly fabulous products! I wasn’t sure what to really expect when I purchased the e.l.f. Cosmetics An Enchanted Tale Face Palette, but it turned out to be a cheap drugstore beauty treat that I’ll be using quite often.

Review and Swatches e.l.f. Cosmetics An Enchanted Tale Face Palette

 

Rating: A+

Price: $6.99

Availability: Walgreens, drugstore.com 

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes