“Life isn’t about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw

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Wet n Wild Beauty Reviews♥

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Wet n Wild has been in the makeup industry since 1979, The prices have remained incredibly low since the beginning of it’s launch. it was founded in NY, and was moved to Los Angeles, California. The brand has always been cruelty free, which is seriously brownie-points! You can find this brand online and in different drug stores such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Walmart etc. This is one of the many first brands I’ve ever had as a younger girl and definitely during my teenage years. Not to say that this brand only caters to the younger audience but this can cater to all different ages. I’ll be doing some reviews on my latest purchases. 20170128_134650-02-1

I would love to start out by reviewing the Photo Focus Foundation and Powder. 1 plus factor of this foundation that it has a spatula connected to the lid. This makes it easier than thumping the bottom of the bottle and pouring it on your fingers, brush, or beauty blender. The foundation has a thin creamy texture and applies evenly. This is a light to medium coverage and is build-able. It did have a slight smell, not a chemical smell but something like wax. It’s not bad but it’s there. I did find myself needing some concealer and this did sink into my pores which I was not a fan of. I did use a primer before applying this foundation. You can see a before and after photo below: There isn’t any filters applied and both were taken in daylight. 

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My skin in my opinion isn’t that bad, I have some imperfections and I do have 3 pimple spots. You can see them in the right photo, one on my chin, right next to my eyebrow and one on my left cheek. The foundation was not forgiving on my imperfections and made my skin look a little rough. Did it last for 8 plus hours? Yes, did it melt off? No. Will I try it again? Yes, I might need to try a different type of primer but my skin doesn’t look this bad usually with foundation on. Now onto the powder, What I didn’t like about it was…it was POWDERY. when I swirled my powder brush into the product, it went everywhere. You could see a powder cloud around the compact while I swirled. It did do it’s job on the skin but I just did not like how it made somewhat of a mess. it felt really cheap.

Photo Focus Foundation- $5.99 Photo Focus Powder- $4.99

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The Megaglo Illuinating Palette in Catwalk Pink is huge, it has 11.5 grams of product in it which is the same amount of product in a MAC sculpt and shape powder. The palette has 4 sparkly shades which range from a white gold, light pink, dark rose shade and then a gold. It does blend well, I used all 4 shades on my cheeks pictured above and as my cupid’s bow as well. I only used the white gold on the tip of my nose,  Which honestly there’s not much of a difference. is it worth it? It’s not one of those over the top “blinding” highlights but the payoff is there. I think it’s a good highlighter but I wouldn’t say it’s a favorite. I feel good about it, it is sitting inside my makeup bag. I also purchased the cushion highlight illuminateur. Which I will do a review soon.

Megaglo Illuminating Highlight Powder- $4.99 

The Color Icon Eyeshadows  , I really don’t need to do much of an introduction to their shadows, they’ve been around for a long time and I’m never disappointed in them. They have a really good color pay off and I never regret buying them ever. The only thing about their shadows-a lot of them are shimmery. but still has a strong swatch. They’re affordable and if you don’t want the bigger palette, they have small individual shadows  or the 3 eyeshadow trios.  and finally, my wrap up for this review is the gel lip liners, they are so pretty! They glide on so effortlessly and is crazy-pigmented. I love them. and they are not hard, they go on softly. The Color Icon lip gloss are a little sticky but nothing too much where it was uncomfortable or annoying. I think overall it’s something I would repurchase.

  • (8 shades) Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection- $4.99
  • Individual Shadows $0.99 (holy cow!!)
  • (3 shades) Color Eyeshadow Trio- $2.99
  • Color Icon Lip Gloss- $2.99
  • Gel Lip Liners-$2.99

Overall, the products were so-so but good enough to keep! I hope you enjoyed this review, see you soon lovelies!

♥MomoxMonroe

Wet n Wild Makeup Pickups♥

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I bought some new makeup goodies from my local Walgreens! I finally found the Wet n Wild makeup brushes I’ve been wanting. I bought 2 of the large eyeshadow brushes (You can never have enough brushes) 1 blush brush which I used for highlight today. 2 of the Photo focus foundations in Peach Natural and Cream Beige. A photo focus pressed powder in Warm Beige. Bronzer in Sand-Gria Castles and an illuminating palette in Catwalk Pink. Finally, a Color Icon ombre blush in  The Princess Daiquiries. I’ve been dying to try these!  and the Mega cushion in Who’s That Pearl. And last but not least,  A Color Icon lip gloss in The Loco-Potion! I’m excited that I finally have some new goodies from Wet n Wild!

♥MomoxMonroe

MOTD featuring Wet n Wild♥

 

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Before and After. Bare clean face vs Makeup Application.

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MOTD using mostly @wetnwildbeauty goodies.
Face 👯:
Foundation- Photo Focus Cream Beige
Powder- Photo focus warm beige
Blush- Color Icon ombre blush in The Princess Daiquiries
Highlight- megaglo Catwalk Pink
Brows- @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow in Chocolate
Bronzer- Sand-gria castles
Bronzer- @essencemakeup 02 sunny (hands down my favorite bronzer)
Peepers 👀-
Base- @maccosmetics painterly pot
Eyeshadow- @wetnwildbeauty Comfort Zone Palette
Lid- light browbone color
Crease- light brown crease
Eyelid- light green
outer v- dark green crease
Liner- @essencemakeup superfine waterproof pen
Lashes- @andrea_lashes in #33
Mascara- @Maybelline in colossal volum express
Lip Service:
Liner- @wetnwildbeauty gel lip liner in never petal down
Lipgloss- the loco potion

Blogger Recognition Awards!

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♥♥I’m so happy and excited that I received my first nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award!! Thank you to Capili aka Artist by Beauty♥ Be sure to check out her blog, it has anything from beauty to comics and fashion to health. Here is her post to the blog award. ♥♥

How my blog got started

I’ve always loved journaling. When I was younger I had many composition books decorated and drawn into with thousands of emotions and my ex-boyfriend. lol I included the current music I loved or listened to and how I was feeling. I also had online journals, from xanga to livejournal and then blogger. Now I’ve found my home on WordPress. When I first started blogging on here I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to go, so I just started blogging makeup looks with my youtube tutorials. (that I’m currently not doing at the moment. ) After I was on a hiatus and my laptop being broken, I came back and I was so happy I did, Not only did I enjoy writing again but I’m starting to discover awesome bloggers. And on top of all this, If you need a creative break or just a break, do it! I now know where I want to go with this blog. 

Two pieces of advice I have for new bloggers

  1. Just like many others will say, Be yourself. The only way you’re going to engage readers is with your unique personality. Your personality can shine through with how you write, the images that you post and how you interact with others. The more you interact with others, the more followers you can gain. The more you post, the more followers you can gain. Don’t be afraid to be yourself, there’s only one of you. ♥

2.   Have fun with your blog. Enjoy your time on here. ♥

Here are the award rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created

 I’m nominating these lovely bloggers:

With All My Affection

Karrah Wanagat

Beauty-Blush

Lush Fro

Miz Lulu

Tuti Stales

Natalies Lovely Blog

Darly

Becca P Beauty

Kit Cat Tries That

Beaus and Bows

Laurens Lip Glossary

Little Fears

Love,

Momo♥

 

UV-B

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ahhhhh! My glorious UV-B! I’m infatuated with this lipstick from Urban Decay! I wish I could have had better lighting, I really need to find my ring light or invest in a better one, that thing was crappy anyway. lol if anyone has any recommendations on a ring light, besides Neewer please tell me! I didn’t get to photograph my makeup that well, but on the bottom photo it’s closer to the actual color, the marvelous periwinkle shade! I might grab another vintage vice lippie soon, do you own any?

♥MomoxMonroe

Bold Makeup♥♥

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I’ve been trying to get back into doing some creative or bold looks, I need to practice more. I’ve been wanting to do more looks with different lip colors. I have so many Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks that I need to experiment with. And yes, before you bring up the drama surrounding J. Starr and his brand, I’m completely aware of his past allegations, Even though I do not agree with it, I think that people are allowed chances. and I will admit, I love watching his makeup videos. What looks should I create?

♥MomoxMonroe

Beauty Pickups♥

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#LatePost

In this small haul, most of the purchases where from one of my favorite brands, Essence. It’s really affordable and great in pigmentation. I never skip over this area when I shop at ULTA. The “Light Up Your Face” palette from them is seriously amazing! The highlighters are to die for, and I believe it was around $3.50-5. You seriously can’t beat that.  I also grabbed their make me brow gel mascara.  I love using it when I don’t want to put an effort into filling them in with my normal Anastasia dipbrow. I bought 4 different liners, 2 liquid and 2 that are lip liners. The 2 liquid liners are really good. 1 of them is the skinny liquid felt tip pen, I’ve used this the most. The other was a “2 in 1 eyeliner pen” 1 side has a thin felt tip versus the other being thick. The thick side, eh I feel as though the thinner tip has a better liquid flow and it comes out much darker. The lip liners I purchased were “Cute Pink” and “In the Nude” both swatched nicely. I chose those two colors to match the 3 liquid lipsticks I picked. 2 were the same color, those were selling out like hotcakes. I chose “Almost Real” a gorgeous nude color and ” Make a Statement” a pinky-red. I’ve heard so many things about the brand Makeup Revolution. I was so glad to see that ULTA carried that brand. It was kind of hidden, but most of the goods were gone! I was able to pick up one blush. The pigmentation is really good and it wore great on the skin. I gave into buying Tarte’s Marcuja oil. I’ve seen it so many times and never paid attention to it. What are your uses from it? Any tips are greatly appreciated! I bought one of NYX’s lipliners in Dark Soul, oooooh! that name. It’s a cranberry-deep wine color, Valentine’s Day lips popped into my head. I also threw in a UTLA frosted eyeshadow that can possibly double up as a highlighter! And then, my last purchase was from Urban Decay, a vintage vice throwback. I chose “UV-B” this is a gorgeous periwinkle, baby blue creme lipstick. omgosh, I’m not kidding you, my heart sang. I’m so glad I bought it!

♥MomoxMonroe

Good Morning, MOTD/ Smashbox Review!

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Smashbox Cosmetics, We’ve all heard about this brand before. From their dazzling palettes, to their well known primer, now in Spray form! Their biggest collection out right now is a collaboration featuring Shay Mitchelle for their cover shot palettes, I want them all! the pigmentation in those shadows are amazing, I barely had enough room to swatch them all and they’re selling out like hot cakes. They only had a few left of every palette at ULTA. But, as of right now I’m here to review 3 items.

Step by Step Contour Stick Trio– Retails at $45

In a pack comes 3 shades.  Highlight, Contour, and Bronzer. I did use all three, but I’ve been using these sticks for about 3 weeks now, and I will say, I use mostly the highlight and contour. These glide on so effortlessly  and the texture is quite creamy and blends so well. A little goes a long way.  The pencils are long and are chubby. A sharpener is also included in the packet. I really recommend their Contour Sticks.

Studio Skin 15 Hour Hyrdating Foundation– Retails at $42 

The foundation is on the thinner side but covers so well, it’s definitely build-able but not so much that you have to pack it on. This is a medium to full coverage foundation. This foundation looks amazing in any type of lighting. I was surprised to see how well it photographed. It looks like skin, feels like skin. This doesn’t feel tacky or feel heavy at all. I can tell the difference between, just for comparison my Milani Conceal+Perfect 2 in 1 foundation,    Their foundation is a full coverage foundation, it’s a flawless foundation but it doesn’t give the natural skin look and feels a bit tacky at times, even though it’s one of my favorites, I end up switching to my Smashbox foundation or! Even better, i’ll do a little mixology and mix the two together and blend it into my skin using a beauty blender. Give this foundation a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Be Legendary Long Wear Lip-Lacquer– Retails at $24

Is it tacky? not really, slightly but not enough to complain, kiss proof? No. does it give a stain on the lips? absolutely. I found myself only reapplying once hours later. I ate, drank and wore it out running errands, and it still looked great later on in the evening. The shade I have on is Firecracker, a classic red color. Now, it did bleed a little, you can see in the photos above, what could fix this is a clear wax lip liner.

I hope you enjoyed the post and review!

♥MomoxMonroe

 

 

Friday’s Motd♥ Alice in Wonderland

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I love this palette, it’s so pretty and very Alice in Wonderland.

Makeup Deets:

Eyes:
base- @maccosmetics painterly
Eyeshadows from the Alice through the looking glass palette💥
Lid- @urbandecaycosmetics heads will roll
Crease- Chessboard
Outer v- salazen grum
Inner corner- lily
Under the lash line- salazen grum
Liner- @tartecosmetics tarteist black clay liner
Lashes- koko lashes in Goddess
Lips- @milanicosmetics Materialistic 💓
Highlight- Laura Geller baked highlight in Golden Rose and French Vanilla ( Obsessed ) Blush- Tarte Cosmetics Supreme