Details on what I used for this look after the jump!
Details on what I used for this look after the jump!
No, I really can’t get enough of the bargain beauty indie brand ColourPop these days, and so I had to indulge in ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Amaze, which I’ve heard nothing but great things about from everyone who owns it.
Amaze reminds me of a souped up version of MAC’s Woodwinked. Shimmery rose gold goodness, but oh, so much better.
Baby, I’m amazed by the way you shine so bright. When worn out in public, be prepared to field tons of compliments on your eyeshadow. It’s an eye catcher, for sure!
Amaze reminds me a bit of ColourPop’s So Quiche, but I’d say Amaze is a bit lighter, gold instead of bronze, and is missing the fuchsia reflect glitter.
My Final Thoughts: If you’re contemplating a ColourPop order, you HAVE to have Amaze in your collection. This is an universally flattering eyeshadow that’s pairs well with a wide variety of other eyeshadow colors.
Last month, ColourPop Super Shock Cheek colors were released, sending ColourPop fans (such as myself) into a state of pure excitement. There are twenty gorgeous colors in the Super Shock Cheek collection, and today I have two to share with you: Pie and Swift.
The ColourPop Super Shock Cheek are a bit larger than the Super Shock Shadows and that is reflected in the price of $8, a bit higher than the $5 for the shadows. The blush colors have a similar bouncy texture as the shadows, but they seem a little more creamy.
The concept behind the blush and the eyeshadows is the same – while you can use a synthetic brush to apply the color, you get the most impact with the use of your fingers. The colors are so incredibly pigmented, a little bit goes a long way and you just need a dab. You have a few seconds to blend out the blush before it sets, and when it does set, you’ll find the blush to last all the live long day. Seriously, these cream blushes offer incredible staying power.
Pie is a neon pink with a matte finish. I chose this color because I find that bright colors, applied with a light hand, lend a natural looking flush.
Swift is a warm, deep brown matte. It works well as a bronzer and for contouring, which is exactly why I had to have this shade.
Together they’re a gorgeous combination. I layered a bit of Swift under my cheekbone as a contour, and then blended some Pie on top.
My Final Thoughts: ColourPop Cosmetics did cream blush RIGHT! I’m really impressed with how easily the ColourPop Super Shock Cheek colors I tested blend and last. With twenty shades to choose from, you know I’ll be back for more.
Cutex Twister With SPA Formula is one powerful and unique jar of nail polish remover and pretty much one of the coolest beauty contraptions I’ve used in recent times.
A brand new product in the trusted Cutex nail care line up, Twister is the solution to all the glitter nail polish that ever drove you crazy when it came time to remove. We have all been there. Tears may have been involved, as well as a resolution to never ever, ever buy another bottle of glitter nail polish. Like, ever!
As I’ve experienced, the Cutex SPA Formula Nail Polish Remover is a powerful agent to easily get rid of glitter. The Twister contains the SPA Formula, along with a sponge designed to eliminate cotton pads, and a bristle brush that will have glitter and other nail polishes off your nails in a couple of minutes.
As you’ll see in the short video I put together, I found that the most effective way to remove the glitter polish is to dip your finger in the jar, let it set for a few seconds, and then twist a few times.
Starting this month you’ll be able to find four top-selling Cutex products at Target stores nationwide, including Cutex Twister. In honor of this occasion, one very lucky Painted Ladies reader will win Cutex Twister, along with a prize pack of Cutex nail care products valued at approximately $20. Except for the Regular Polish Remover, I’ve reviewed these products in the past and LOVE each and every single one. Seriously, Cutex rocks it in the nail polish remover category!
Contest ends March 20, 2015 at 11:59 pm, PST and is open to residents of the USA.
Availability: Check you local Target stores, which will be stocking Twister and other Cutex products in March 2015.
Well, hello there, ColourPop Lippie Stix in Go Fish.
I do believe you are one of the most gorgeous hot pink and glossy lipsticks I’ve seen in a quick minute.
I’m slowly but surely building up my ColourPop Cosmetics collection, and the Lippie Stix I purchased in my last order had to be Go Fish, which has a hyper glossy finish. While I call it hot pink, ColourPop describes Go Fish as a vibrant coral red. Either way, it’s pretty perfect.
As with the matte ColourPop Lippie Stix, Go Fish is opaque and long wearing, some of the longest wearing lip colors I’ve ever seen.
There are coordinating Lippie Pencils available, but I find any neutral lip pencil works well. I tend to reach for Milani Anti-Feathering Lipliner, which is clear.
My Final Thoughts: If you’re in need of a bold, glossy hot pink lip color, ColourPop Lippie Stix in Go Fish is your best bet!
A look back at the week in Painted Ladies and my life, as seen on Instagram!
If you visit Painted Ladies on your smartphone or tablet, you may have noticed the new mobile site, which is way overdue!
This week I showed you how Dove Quench has been nourishing my curls.
It was a good month for Ipsy.
Can’t you just smell this jasmine?
I always look forward to the personalized notes from ColourPop.
The Pur Minerals Pout Pens are something awesome!
My February beauty favorites (is it really March 1st?).
There’s nothing like a fresh pack of crayons.
Adventures in Mascara! A look back at the mascaras I loved (and didn’t love) recently.
Here’s to a blessed week!
Here’s a look at what members of the Beauty Blog Coalition discussed this week!
I was thinking it was about time for an Adventures In Mascara post, but didn’t realize it had been an entire year since the last post! Time! Flying by!
Every once in a while I like to do a collaborative post showing you the different mascaras I’ve reviewed here on Painted Ladies. It’s fun to look back and see which ones have stood the test of time.
Full lashes are my thing. I love a good volumizing mascara, and Fleur De Lash has a full wand that gives the kind of lashes I just can’t help but love.
A bargain beauty surprise, this $4 mascara offers impressive volume that I wasn’t expecting. It’s a great overall mascara and one to check out.
I wasn’t expecting much from this mascara but the results were fantastic. My eyes are a bit sensitive, and I found that something in the ingredients really irritated my eyes, so I haven’t been using it much.
As much as I love L’Oreal mascara, this particular one proved to be an exception to the love. It’s a stinker! It didn’t do much for my lashes and was quickly tossed.
2014 was the year of extremely unique mascara wands, and I have to say Total Lash Cover took the cake! It’s about $5, which is an exceptional value to a mascara that provides major results.
I’ll admit it- I was really amazed by the way Younique made my lashes look. Alas, the fibers that are an integral part of this mascara system irritate my eyes to the point I cannot use it at all.
My mascara love of 2014, I can’t imagine a more perfect mascara than Miss Manga. I’m sure I’ll find something I like more at some point, but Miss Manga has a hold on my heart for sure.
A step up from the original L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara, I was definitely impressed with Intenza, which has a super fancy wand that creates defined, full, lush, long-wearing lashes.
This is definitely one of the coolest mascaras I’ve ever used. You twist the wand to create four different wants and layer accordingly to create extremely full, lush lashes.
This mascara is all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. It’s the mascara that’s currently in my purse and layers to create lovely lashes.
From this list the mascara that won my heart was clearly L’Oreal’s Miss Manga. I have repurchased this so many times and it’s a never fail, which is funny because I really was so doubtful about this mascara at first.
Here’s a look at past Adventures In Mascara posts:
What are your current favorite mascaras?
Even though February is a short month, it’s hard to believe we are encroaching upon March! Here we are and I have to say it was a great month of beauty finds of every variety. My February 2015 beauty favorites include eyeshadow, foundation, nail polish, and lots of lovely lip colors.
I was actually really suprised by how much I liked the $0.99 lippies that are in newly revamped packaging in drugstores right now. These are not the waxy lipsticks from years past, and they’re definitely worth trying out.
I sampled a couple of Manna Kadar lip products via Gloss 48 and I have to say I was more impressed than I anticipated. The Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain in Manna Babe has pretty much become one of my favorite fuchsia lip colors!
In February I gave you a peek at some Valentine’s goodies from Lush. By far the favorite in my house was the Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar, which offers tons of awesomely scented bubbly bath time fun.
This purple eyeshadow palette was made just for me because these colors and textures are exactly what I love. Purple eyeshadow = true love!
Pretty pinks and coral blushes galore are offered in this blush quad. It’s my go-to blush choice of the moment, with long-wearing shades that flatter skin tones across the board.
These balms are pretty, moisturizing, and offer a really nice, shimmery tint to lips. They’re cruelty-free and carmine-free, and have a really soothing and light minty feel.
The Modernist palettes get many mixed reviews, but I was really impressed with the Exposure palette, finding it fully of silky, pigmented, and blendable colors. It’s also a work of art and display-worthy!
I reviewed and loved many Black|Up Cosmetics products this month, but the CC Cream was by far my favorite. With incredible coverage and a gorgeous finish, it’s definitely hitting my foundation rotation in a big way.
Sugarpill released a slew of new loose shadows for 2015, and Hug Life is definitely my best bet. Seafoam green eyeshadow = true love!
Designed for rock stars, the Ardency Inn line offers top quality makeup products that wear for hours and hours on end. Their smooth, shimmery, and long-wearing MODSTER liners are a must to check out.
These are luxury mink lashes that cost a bit more than synthetic lashes, but are also the most natural looking falsies I’ve ever worn and can be reused multitudes of times. I’m saving my pairs for my wedding to a man I haven’t met yet. LOL.
With a rainbow of long=wearing colors at your selection and the prettiest packaging I’ve ever seen, LAQA & Co. nail polish is a fun treat!
ColourPop can do absolutely no wrong in my book, and this month I showed you two of my favorite $5 lip colors, Tipsy and Yasmin.
From the actual makeup bag to the hair, skin, and makeup products within, it was a good month for Ipsy and I’m already anticipating my March shipment.
For seriously pigmented lips that will NEVER fade, these lippies are something you have to check out! But, for serious, they will never fade!
And there you have it! I’m entirely pleased with the beauty products I picked as my very favorites from February and I’m excited about some products I have on slate to review in March. Spring and the time change is almost here! Plus, I have a few super cool makeup giveaways to share with you, so stay tuned. March is going to be an excellent month!
What were your beauty favorites from February 2015. I wanna know!
Bold lips – like the ones I get with the Pur Minerals Pout Pen Lip Stain And Hydrating Balm - deserve bold eyes!
Details on what I used for this look after the jump!