First ColourPop Haul of 2017!!!! (w/ LIVE swatches)

I have been trying to take a break from ColourPop and all of their new product releases. However, I couldn’t resist when they dropped their Valentine’s Day collection! So join me as I show you all everything that I purchased along with LIVE swatches!!!

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Products Featured:

1. Super Shock Eyeshadow (Shameless), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYx2T3
2. Super Shock Eyeshadow (Bill), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYriZz
3. Pressed Eyeshadow (Bel Air), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYBsJz
4. Pressed Eyeshadow (Top Notch), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYrd80
5. Pressed Eyeshadow (Cloud Nine), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYpfEQ
6. Pressed Eyeshadow (Stay Golden), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYnDKW
7. One of a Kind Pressed Shadow Palette, $10: http://bit.ly/2kYp7F7
8. Blotted Lip (Lexi), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYr5Fz
9. Empty Palette (free with purchase of 4 pressed shadows)

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Makeup I’m Wearing:

1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Original, $20:00: http://seph.me/2jZK1Dn
2. Sephora Collection The Enchating Eyeshadow Palette (discontinued)
3. ColourPop Super Shock Shadow (Cheap Date), $5: http://bit.ly/2hqtVhK
4. Ofra Cosmetics Universal Eyebrow Pencil, $13: http://bit.ly/2hkOgpv
5. Ulta Brow Shaping Gel (Clear), $7: http://bit.ly/2jZWzL7
6. Julep Eyeshadow 101 Creme-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick (Champagne Shimmer), $18: http://bit.ly/2koGcp7
7. e.l.f. Illuminating Face Primer (Radiant Glow), $8.15: http://amzn.to/2ijrWQt
8. e.l.f. Color Correcting Palette (available in Target)
9. Iman Luxury Concealing Foundation (Clay 5), $15.99: http://bit.ly/2klCtc4
10. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Amande), $29: http://seph.me/2i3johg
11. Black Radiance Artisan Color Baked Blush (Toasted Almond), $4.99: http://bit.ly/2kowYt0
12. Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder (Crown of my Canopy), $4.99: http://bit.ly/2koppTe
13. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eyeliner (Blacquer), $25: http://seph.me/2ixTz5D
14. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23: http://seph.me/2hPr5DH
15. it Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara, $24: http://bit.ly/2i9ML0p
16. ColourPop Lip Pencil (Lady), $5: http://bit.ly/2kYoN9o
17. ColourPop Kiss and Tell set (Flatline), $24: http://bit.ly/2kYprUo

Nail Polish I’m Wearing:

1. Julep Zodiac (Adventurous Aquarius), $14: http://bit.ly/2lMGdDB

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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer • Radiance | Review + Swatches

I have been searching high and low for a product that will give me that lit from within glow. I have used the NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Pure Gold and it pretty much gives me the look I’m going for. However, I have not been 100% satisfied, so I’ve been trying to find another option.

Last week Sephora had the 20% off sale for VIB and VIB rouge members. I figured that would be the perfect time to stock up on some products and try out some new ones. I went into Sephora and asked for some recommendations. It didn’t matter to me whether the product had moisturizing properties or if it was just to be applied on top of a moisturizer. I just needed a glow. The lady recommended the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance, among others. I thought I would start with the Laura Mercier one. It sells for $36.

The product is a lightweight, creamy gel. It isn’t a moisturizer, so you should apply over your moisturizer, but under your foundation. Once the product set, my skin still felt dry. However, it did reduce the appearance of imperfections. The illuminating effect has a pearl tint, which on my skin tone made me look ashy. The tint is more suitable for fairer skin tones.

Overall, this product did not work for me since it felt dry and the pearl tint made my skin look drier. But, this product is still a good product and if you have fair skin and are looking for a product that gives you a light glow, this is the one for you!


Do you have any face illuminators that you would recommend? Let me know in the comments!

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Julep Maven Time! What’s in My Box? | January 2016

What time is it!?! Julep Time!!! I am really excited about my box this month! I picked out some really awesome products and even got a sweet treat this month! I won’t bore you with a lot of background about the box, but click here to subscribe to your own box for $24.99 a month, or $59.98 for a 3 month subscription. The total value for my box this month was $75, including the add-on I purchased with my Jules. You earn Jules for every box you receive and can spend them on products in the online shop.

Now, for the fun part! Let’s see what products I received!

It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in XOXO, $20.00

Last month, I chose this lip mousse in Smooch and I loved the quality of it so much that I had to get another color in my box this month! The color I chose this time was XOXO. It is a shade of fuchsia. However, it is too pink for me and, in my opinion, is not very flattering on my complexion. It would look much better on fairer skin tones.

When Pencil Met Gel in Blackest Black, $16.00 

Soooooo I think I may have found a new eyeliner! I have been a faithful user of MAC’s ProLongwear Eyeliner for a while now. It goes on smooth and is a nice black and I thought I was in love with it…until this one entered my life! I thought my MAC eyeliner went on smooth…this one just GLIDES on! It feels like butter being applied! The black is super pigmented, unlike the MAC eyeliner and it literally stayed on all day! It didn’t fade at all! I really think I will have to switch over to this eyeliner and I’ll save $5 every time it is time to replace eyeliner, which is an added bonus! Who doesn’t like to save money on a product that is even better than their go to???? Definite win!

Nail Color in Joss, $14.00

I absolutely love this nail color! It is described as a “ripe fig duochrome” on the website.I love nail polishes that give off the iridescent effect and this one has that effect. It’s such a pretty purple with a greenish duochrome. I wish I could’ve picked up the duochrome effect in the picture. No matter how I turned the camera or the lighting I used, I could not pick it up! Anyway, I think I may wear this polish within the next couple of weeks!

Break the Ice Trio, $24.99 

Top to bottom: Primp, Charm, Mingle

I have been eyeing this trio since before the holidays. I thought I would possibly use it as a gift for a giveaway on my Instagram page, but I decided to just purchase it for myself. I think the colors are really fitting for the cooler months that we are currently in. The three colors included are Primp (marsala creme), Charm (festive fuchsia creme), and Mingle (mulled wine creme). My favorite color in the box is Charm. It looks so good on my complexion! I will be wearing this color very often in the coming months! Mingle is my second favorite. I always love shades of red because you can usually never go wrong with a red lip. As you can tell from the pictures, Primp is definitely not my color. It is wayyyyy too light for my skin tone. I will NEVER wear this one! LOL! Also, the tubes these mini lipsticks come in are so upscale! They are packaged in silver plated lipstick tubes! I definitely wasn’t expecting that which makes me excited to pull these lipsticks out to refresh my lip color! LOL!

What do you think about the products I received in my box this month? Let me know in the comments!

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MBA Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lip Color Review

As you can probably tell from reading my blog, I am a huge fan of My Beauty Addiction Cosmetics! They’re products are super affordable and handmade! They sell products ranging from lipsticks to blushes to eyeshadows to highlighters to makeup tools! They pretty much have any makeup product you need!

A few months ago, I purchased two Matte Liquid lip colors. One in Vino and the other in Fame. Vino is a deep, blood red. Fame is a rich, true red. I was excited to try these products as there has been a lot of hype surrounding liquid to matte lip formulas. These each come in a lip gloss tube with a doe foot wand applicator. The applicator makes application pretty easy. However, if you want more precision, you can use a lip brush. In the swatches below, I just used the applicator that came with the products. I thought the colors were absolutely beautiful! They were true representations of what was pictured on the website. The only thing I did not like about the products is how sticky they are once they dry. You cannot rub your lips together or even pat them together once they dry without having them stick to one another. Even when I moisturize my lips prior to applying the lip colors, they are extremely sticky. I do not know about you, but I hate sticky lip products! I will definitely not be wearing these lip colors for an extended period of time.

Matte Liquid Lip Color in Fame

Matte Liquid Lip Color in Vino

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadows and Bronzers Review + Swatches

On Veteran’s Day, I took advantage of the HUGE sale that e.l.f. was having on their website. Everything was 50% off! Well…almost everything! It has taken me a few weeks to get around to using all of the products and writing a review.  I will not review everything in this haul at once. I will review products after I use them several times.

Anyway, in this review, I want to focus on the baked bronzer and eyeshadow palettes. I purchased the Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California and Seattle. California is a palette with neutral shades. Seattle is a palette with smokier shades. I purchased the Baked Bronzer in Bora Bora for $3. I was super excited about receiving the palettes and bronzer. I thought the colors in each palette were so beautiful and for $10 each, I really couldn’t beat that! However, once I got them and opened them and tried them out, I was sadly disappointed. There was barely any pigment in the shadows. I read somewhere that the pigment was more intense with a wet brush, but that really didn’t make much of a difference. I love e.l.f. products and I am really hoping that this is just an issue with the baked formula and not their eyeshadows in general because I purchased a pressed eyeshadow palette from Target a couple of weeks ago that I have not had a chance to try out yet. I might have to turn my back on e.l.f. in that one doesn’t work out for me!



Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California Swatches (left: with flash; right: without flash)


Swatches of Seattle Palette (left: without flash; right: with flash)


Baked Bronzer in Bora Bora Swatch (left: with flash; right: without flash)

As you can see from the photos above, there isn’t much pigment in the eyeshadows or the bronzers. 😦

Have you tried the Baked Eyeshadows or Bronzers from e.l.f.? Did you have better luck with your products? Let me know in the comments!

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What Are My Top 5 Lippies for the Fall/Winter?

It’s that time of the year again! The time to pull out all of your dark lippies for the cooler months…a.k.a. My favorite time of the year! When I tell you I live for a dark lipstick, Honey I LIVE for a dark lipstick. I feel super sexy in a darker lipstick. Now, granted my top 5 go to lip colors for this season are not all dark and vampy, they are still perfect for the season because they are browns, deep reds, and deep berries. Let’s get into my favorite fall/winter lippies now!

Note: This list is in no way, shape, or form, all inclusive. Just a quick top 5 list. 

Wet n Wild Beauty Silk Finish Lipstick in Mink Brown, $0.99 

I loveeee Wet n Wild lipsticks (you’ll be able to tell this after reading this post). For less than $2, the quality is amazing. They are super moisturizing and long lasting! They have sooo many different colors to choose from and you can buy them all for less than you would pay for a designer lipstick brand. So, that means, definitely worth buying!

Anyway, Mink Brown is such a beautiful shade of brown. It’s kind of a caramel shade. I get so many compliments when I wear this lipstick! Definitely a color that should be in your collection!


Wet n Wild Beauty MegaLast Lip Colors in Cherry Bomb, $1.99
 Now Cherry Bomb is one of my all time favorite lip colors! I love the deep brick red color. It compliments my skin tone so well. I actually wear this one year round because the color is just so amazing! Fun fact: This color is a dupe of MAC Sin. So, save your coins and buy this one instead!


MAC Lipstick in Cyber, $17.00

Cyber is a color I cannot live without! I love wearing this lipstick when I am going out for dinner or for a night out on the town. It is a very intense blackish purple. Definitely a color that makes me feel very sexy! No matter what, I will always have this color in my collection!


MAC Lipstick in Dark Side, $17.00
 Dark Side was one of the very first lipsticks I ever bought from MAC. If you love a deep burgundy lipstick, then I would definitely recommend this color!


Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in Dark Wine, $0.99

 Dark Wine is another one of my faves from Wet n Wild. The color is just that, a dark wine. I love the smooth texture of this lipstick and the color payoff…another winner for the fall!

What are your favorite fall/winter lippies? Let me know in the comments!

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Bite Beauty Lippies | Hate em or Love em?

Up until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of Bite Beauty. I was shopping around in Sephora and I was just looking for something small to add to my basket. I came across the lipstick duos and thought they were super cute, so I had to try them out! I bought the duo in Scarlet/Mulberry and am I glad I did! Bite Beauty is a new favorite of mine! Let’s get into a review of the lippies that I have bought from this brand!

High Pigment Pencil in Tannin, $24

I went to Sephora the other day with the intent to purchase the Bite Beauty Lip Crayon in Aubergine. But, as I was swatching the colors on my hands, I swiped Tannin and said to myself, “OMG! This is the one! You have to get this one!” And so, I did! It is described as a “deep poppy red” and I think that is a spot on description! It is definitely a very deep red and that is what made me fall in love with the color! The pigment is extremely rich and just gorgeous on! In addition, application is so smooth and the formula is extremely moisturizing…which is always a plus when it comes to lipsticks, in my opinion. Also, since it’s starting to cool down, this is the perfect deep red for winter. So, if you’ve been looking for a deeper red, this is the one to go with!

Creme Lipstick Duo in Scarlet/Mulberry, $14
   I actually did a review of this lippie a few weeks ago when I purchased it, so click here to read all about it. I guess since I am talking about it for a second time within a few weeks, that tells you just how amazing I think Bite Beauty is!

Have you tried any Bite Beauty lipsticks? What did you think about them? Let me know in the comments!

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Red Lips That Are To DIE For!

Everyone needs a good red lip. Red lips are classic and can be worn year round. The good thing about red lippies is that no two reds are the exact same. Which means, you can NEVER have too many reds. With that being said, get into a review of some of my favorite red lippies!

Wet n Wild Beauty MegaLast Lip Color in Stoplight Red, $1.99

This was one of the first lip colors I purchased from Wet n Wild and I have been in love ever since. I purchased it after doing some research online and finding an article saying that this particular lip color was a dupe of MAC Ruby Woo…and it is. However, it is not matte like Ruby Woo. It has a more satin finish, which I LOVE! This shade of red is more of a true red and that is what I love about it. It has awesome staying power, it barely fades after drinking or a light meal. If I had to choose, this would probably be my second favorite red.

My Beauty Addiction Luxury Matte Lipstick in Salsa, $9.50

Ooo la la! I so love this red! I saw it on a model on MBA’s IG page and had to have it!  To see my full review of this lippie, click here.

MAC Lipstick in MAC Red, $17.00
Soooo this is my GO TO RED! I wear this lipstick at least three times a week! It is super moisturizing and the perfect red for summer or winter. It has a very smooth, satiny application. The pigment in this lip color is very rich. The only downfall to this lippie is that it fades completely after eating. Bummer….but, it doesn’t stop this from being my favorite!

Julep Full Coverage Lip Crayon in Cardinal Red, $20.00 

I received this lip crayon in my first Julep subscription box. I tried it on and fell in love. It has a very smooth application and the color for this one is also very rich. I don’t wear this color very often because I forgot I had it, but, I will be wearing it much more often now that I have rediscovered it!

NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Snow White, $4.00

I bought this lipstick from Target last weekend and am I glad I did! For this lipstick to only be $4, the quality is amazing! I applied this lipstick around 7 AM, ate lunch around 12:30 or 1, and the lipstick had barely faded. It looked almost as good as it did when I applied it that morning (head over to my Instagram (@jewellslipsandtips) to see a picture). This is a slightly deeper red, which makes it perfect for the cooler months. I will definitely wear this lippie out this winter!

What are your go to red lippies? Let me know in the comments so that I can try out some new reds! 

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My Beauty Addiction Fall Lippie Review + Swatches!!

Earlier this year, I was introduced to the wonder that is My Beauty Addiction (MBA). They sell a variety of beauty products, such as lipsticks, lip glazes, lip scrubs, eyeshadows, lashes, make up brushes. You name it, they more than likely sell it! I am a HUGE fan of all of their lipsticks. The quality is amazing, the color selection is vast, and the prices are super affordable! Also, it’s a huge bonus that their products are handmade and they even offer samples of their lippies and eyeshadows. So, what’s not to love! They also sell other brands on their site, such as LA Girl Cosmetics. Get into my most recent lipstick purchase below!

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LA Girl Matte Velvet Lipstick in Relentless, $4.00
 This is the second LA Girl lippie I have purchased from MBA. The color is really pretty. However, I think it takes quite a few layers to get the opacity that I prefer. Also, this product really doesn’t have much staying power. It lasts for a couple of hours before it starts to fade…that’s without eating or drinking. So, I would really only recommend wearing this if you are just running out to the grocery store or something quick.

MBA Luxury Matte Lipstick in Salsa, $9.50
 OMG this color is EVERYTHING! Salsa is a warm red; the perfect red, fall lipstick. The color payoff is amazing! Although this is a matte formula, it is actually very moisturizing in comparison to other matte formulas. It glides on very smooth and isn’t patchy once applied to the lips. Definitely another go to red for me! I highly recommend this lipstick to anybody looking for the perfect go to red!

MBA Color Rich Lipstick in Violetta, $5.50
I am a huge fan of the color rich lipsticks and have been since I first started purchasing from MBA. This is the first time I purchased lipstick from MBA in the jar formula. Normally I purchase their lipstick in the tube. However, I wanted to try the jars because the color payoff is a little richer when I apply from the jar versus the tube. But, that is just my opinion. Anyway, Violetta is the perfect shade of purple for an evening out when you are not trying to be super bold with your lips. It is described as “a deep, red purple with a shimmer” on the website and that is the perfect description for the color.

MBA Sugar Babies Jojoba Lip Glaze in Brown Sugar, $5.50

This is my first time trying the lip glazes and I am trying to figure out why I have waited so long. I am usually not a huge fan of super glossy lipsticks, so maybe that’s why I never tried it. However, this formula is glossy, but it’s not extremely shiny. It’s moisturizing and it isn’t sticky. An added bonus, it tastes like sugar! YUM! The only issue you will run into with this lip glaze is trying not to lick it off your lips!  

Which of these lippies will you be trying out? 

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