Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette+Sidenote

Hello Loves,

I’ve been absent on my journal and documenting my makeup looks, I haven’t really done any looks due to a passing in my family, forgive my absence but now I’m back, thank you for understanding. 

xoxo


I’ve been wanting to try The Beauty Killer palette for so long, but I was so hesitant on purchasing the palette. Whenever Jeffree had his Winter Sale, I immediately added it to my cart along with 2 different liquid lipsticks in Crocodile Tears and Pumpkin Spice. When I received my package I was shocked! That palette is huge and so are the eyeshadows. Each Shadow weighs 2.52 grams each, which is very generous. These shadows should last you a long time, this palette is also permanent so don’t worry if you hit pan.

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I’m loving the red packaging for the liquid lipsticks!

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I’m loving the extraness with the little cleaver. 

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I love the detailing into the shadows.

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All swatches were done with fingers and only swatched once! I’m really impressed with the pigmentation, some of it feels a little dry or chalky but doesn’t apply chalky at all. I haven’t been able to do much makeup lately but I’ve used Courtney and China White for my go to look and I honestly can say that nothing beats those two colors for me, I will be posting looks with this palette once everything goes back to normal in life for me.

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Crocodile Tears and Pumpkin Spice swatched a little streaky, so I applied another layer to get a better photo of the colors. My only complaint with the these two is, it stays wet a little longer than what I want it to. but none the less, these two colors are gorgeous!

♥Momo

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Beauty Pickups ♥Juvia’s Place♥

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Juvia’s made sure to bubblewrap the palette inside the box! HUGE Kudos to them! not to mention, they wrapped both palettes in bubblewrap and the box contained packing peanuts!♥

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Masquerade Mini vs Nubian 2 palette.

 

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Swatches courtesy of my boyfriend’s arm. 😛  The Masquerade Mini Palette, From Left to Right:

CHI, MALI,DALIA,ZOLA, MAKEDA,ZOBO,CALABAR, BORI,GIZA,BURKINA,CAIRO,ADA, DAHIA, ZULU, CASABLANCA, FULANI.

The color payoff in this palette, were so-so, if you can tell in the photo, most of the lighter or neutral shades didn’t swatch too well and maybe 2 of the brighter colors. I only swatched these shadows once. I wanted to show the true pigmentation of these. I did not use a base or any type of primer. These were also swatched with fingers and no brushes. Note that this palette is cheaper than the Nubian 2 palette, even though it has more shades, I’m assuming this is due to the pan sizes. Which is comparable in the photo above. I would say the pan sizes are about the same sizes as your standard MAC shadows.

Retail price- $30.00

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The Nubian 2 palette, swatches from left to right:

MOROCCO, MADAGASCAR, SHEBA,YAA,JEZEBEL,ZURI,CLEOPATRA, NEFERTITI,NAIROBI,LEYLA,KENYA,EGYPT.

 

The color payoff in this palette is amazing, Most of the shadows were swatched only once. There were 2 colors that I messed up swatching, so I ended up doing it twice, but otherwise these shadows within this palette is nothing short of amazing, I can’t wait to do a look with both of these palettes, My face has finally calmed down after the weekend (if you read my last post) Yay! Can’t wait to do one.

Retail price- $35

You can always catch a deal on these palettes and watch out for bundle deals, they have them on sale now! 

This company is cruelty free and most of their products are vegan! The only palette that is not is the Saharan Palette.

Ordering and Shipping-

I placed an order on January 27th and received my palettes on February 1st. That is amazing to me! It came in so quick, I would definitely order from them again. ♥

♥Momo

Ouch. ;(

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In the picture above, I have my go to anti-itch and calming cream along with the glam glow minis-Supercleanse and Thirstycleanse daily clearing cleanser (mattifying and hydrating) and a full size Thirstycleanse daily hydrating cleanser. All of these can be used daily. My skin ranges from a combination of dry and oily, or sometimes dry. It just varies. I was going to post a thorough review of the pictured items but…that stopped dead last night. Last night was my 3rd or 4th day using the supercleanse mattifying (white jar) Maybe I should have switched up the products, and used the hydrating cleanser..who knows..all I know was, after my shower my face was so dry. it was very itchy and red. My boyfriend tried it as well, his skin is more sensitive than mine so I didn’t really pay much attention, he just switched back to his normal cleanser. It did not do anything to my skin at first. Well…….here’s some awkward angles of my face.

photogrid_1486225246617photogrid_1486225187042 This was earlier this morning at the early times of 5 am when I woke up. last night there was redness all over, not as bad now but it still itches and a few white heads popped up 😦 it’s kind of hard to tell in the photos, but it’s there and it sucks. So, no makeup will be applied this weekend. I was so excited too, I have new goodies I wanted to try, but it’s best that I let my skin breathe and heal. After these photos were taken, I rushed to the nearest Wal-Mart to buy some Aveeno anti-itch cream. Has anyone tried these products and broke out? If so, please let me know. Have a good weekend lovelies.

♥Momo

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

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

 

 

Today’s Pickups♥

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Finally, I was able to purchase the Selena Collection through MAC.

I was one of the many thousands who signed the petition to have MAC feature a Selena collection. My Queen of Tejano deserves it!

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Selena, Queen of Tejano Music♥

I waited and waited for Mac to break the news of a collaboration. it wasn’t until almost a year and a half later that I stumbled across an article written by Harpars Bazaar. I knew at that moment, that my wallet was going to be empty and my boyfriend was going to tease me from my excitement. Fast forward to around September, I called multiple stores in town to see if they would carry the collection, “No, you’ll have to purchase them in the Nashville stores.” I could not travel to another city after work for the collection, so when the collection went live on the official website I had my phone and laptop on me, waiting, clicking, and waiting some more. The site kept crashing every time I tried adding anything to my cart. and then BOOM! hours later, “SOLD OUT” was clear as day, staring right into my soul. A little dramatic, but that’s how it felt. I looked at other retailers, Nordstrom, Belk…I was desperate. It was all sold out. I cried, I was frustrated. Truly, I’m giggling at this moment that I’m confessing, that I did shed a tear or two.  I tried so hard! but then…..Many of us complained, MAC! WHY WEREN’T YOU MORE PREPARED FOR US?! lol of course they heard the many cries and frustration and decided to do a restock! Never in my life, have I heard of MAC doing a restock of any collection. December 29th, The night it came out again, I ordered some!!! Yes, I finally was able to order some Selena makeup. when the lovely mailman came, I opened the package, and SELENA in bright purple packaging hugged my eyes, it was truly love at first site! As always,

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Lovely New Items

 

 

Seeing any product with the cruelty free symbol makes my heart flutter.♥

Have you tried any of Gerard Cosmetic’s lippies? Cherry bomb and Grape crush has a metallic sheen with a bit of glitter mixed to it.  Both are liquid lipsticks that have great color payoff, but while sipping my drink, my lipstick did smear on the sides, and it did leave lip marks on the glass. If you’re feeling festive, Cherry Bomb is a nice addiction to wear during the holiday season. For a bold and daring look, Grape Crush would be your best option. This liquid lipstick is enough to turn heads but not scare anyone off. I believe this shade will suit anyone. The final shade is Blooming Hibiscus which is a supreme lip creme that slides smoothly on the lips. This is a great color for casual looks and for me, everyday.

♥Momo

Birthday Haul!

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Hello everyone, here’s a birthday haul video that I posted. It’s certainly been awhile since I’ve done a video or blog post. Sorry about that! My work life has sucked pretty much all my time and energy. Here’s 2 videos, I had to cut in half due to the length. Hope you enjoy!