Category: Makeup

Product Review: NYC Instant Matte BB Creme + 2 in 1 Compact Foundation Concealer

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I feel like I’m on a kick with these makeup reviews 🙂 Today I will be reviewing two products from NYC Smooth Skin Line: the 2 in 1 Compact Foundation and Concealer and the 5 in 1 Instant Matte BB Creme. Both can be purchased from New York Color’s website for $3.99 or at your local Walmart for about $3.50. I was interested in trying these because, aside from my Smooth Skin Transluscent Powder (which is awesome by the way), I haven’t used NYC products in years. While browsing their website, I was pleasantly surprised to see that they had really stepped their game up. I remember a few years ago when their only skin products were the bronzers (which were my favorites) and a few cheapie concealers; now they have a large variety of BB creams, pressed powders and foundations. So let’s get to the reviews!

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JCat Wonder Lip Paint Review + Swatches

Today I will be reviewing the JCat Wonder Lip Paints. They retail for $4.99 on JCat’s website, but I bought a set of three for $9.99 on eBay. They come in 36 colors and the colors are mixable, so you can create an endless array of your own unique shades. Due to the similar packaging, these are often touted as a dupe for the OCC Lip Tars but, since I don’t own any Lip Tars, I personally cannot compare them (for what it’s worth, most comparisons I saw said they were a great dupe). Considering the difference in price (OCC’s are $18 while JCat’s are $4.99), they are well worth a shot.

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Makeup Haul: LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint + Lip Swatches

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I’m excited to finally introduce my first non-hair related post – and it’s about makeup! Makeup is something I dabble in on and off, but my one constant weakness is lip products. No matter your makeup ability, it is so easy to swipe on a lipstick/gloss and completely change your look. (more…)