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Le Metier de Beaute Moisture Matte Lip Crémes Review

Beauty, La Metier De Beaute, Make-Up

Hi Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday season & new year celebrations! I needed some time off after taking my finals — thankfully I graduate in May! So let’s just get straight into the review! Today’s post is all about lip cremes!

The lip crémes launched some time ago & I believe they offer 12 shades. These are beautiful– I’m loving the formula, but I think the price tag is a little steep, however, this is a luxury brand being sold at Neiman Marcus. If you’ve ever purchased a product from this line, you know the performance is amazing, however, I can understand if that doesn’t justify the tag. To be honest, I’m a college student ballin’ on a budget & I wouldn’t spend $42 on a lip product (it’s pricy & I’d much rather splurge on skincare or a product for highlighting).

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Sensor Mirror from Simple Human- Photos & Review :)

Simple Human

Hey Everyone! Thank you for tuning in!
Today’s review is my latest obsession… the Sensor Mirror from Simple Human.
This review was HIGHLY requested, so here it is 🙂DSC00621
Pictured here is the Simple Human Sensor Mirror. This is the 5x Vanity Mirror.
This is what the mirror looks like as you approach it.
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And this is what the mirror looks like as it sits on your table, vanity…
wherever you choose to place it. DSC00612
This right here is the AMAZING 8″ Sensor Mirror. This phenomenal mirror will automatically light up as you bring your face towards it. The light closely resembles natural sunlight, so you get to see what your make-up looks like in good lighting, even at 11pm before leaving the house. What I love most about this sensor mirror is that it is CORDLESS. An adaptor & USB cord is included with your purchase and each charge will last you about 5 weeks; perfect for travel!

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DSC00777Measures 9″ diameter x 18″ H, comes with a cleaning cloth, lights up as your face approaches the mirror, you don’t have to touch any buttons, beautiful & durable stainless-steel body, the sensor mirror tilts back fully so you can adjust it to your comfortability, and the height it adjustable as well. This mirror does have a power switch on the bottom/base of the mirror, so press it to activate the mirror, and if you want to conserve the charge, you can turn it off, or just keep it on. DSC00779

DSC00780And now, time for my personal thoughts about this 8″, 5x magnification sensor mirror… I simply love it! When I approach the mirror, I can literally see everything. After washing my face and moisturizing, I come to my make-up table & start applying my make-up. If I have streaks from applying my foundation with a brush, I see it all in the mirror & I can fix it real quick. I LOVE that I can see my eyebrows up close and be able to tweeze the stray hairs. There is a 5 year warranty, so the investment is definitely worth it– trust me! My dad is obsessed, he wants one for shaving lol, we can throw in some humor right. I’m definitely thinking of getting him the 10x mini sensor mirror.
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PROS: cordless, 5 year warranty, resembles natural lighting, LOVE it!
CONS: maybe a lil’ too pricey, but it’s an AMAZING investment!
PRICE: $200
AVAILABILITY: Simple Human, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Sephora 
RATING: 4.9/5

FTC:  This mirror was sent for review consideration. I am not obligated to write this review, nor do I get paid to do so. I speak the truth and nothing but the truth. Thank you for reading. Xo!

Tarte Spring 2014 Power Pigment LipSurgence- Photos & Review :)

Tarte Cosmetics

Hey Readers 🙂
Today’s review features lip products from Tarte Cosmetics!
The Spring 2014 collection is to die for– see for yourself!
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Here we have 8 lip surgences 🙂IMG_9108 IMG_9106IMG_9099Tarte Cosmetics has made some changes to the lipsurgence pens!
They are now slimmer & I’m loving all the decor on them as well, very cute & stylish!
I love that I do not have to carry a sharpener with me– it’s retractable.
These pens do have a slightly different formula. I find that they still have that refreshing mint feeling, & they are indeed more pigmented & moisturizing.
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Tipsy, Blushing Bride, Flush, True Love, Exposed, Natural Beauty, Blissful, Fearless

TipsyTIPSY ^^

Blushing brideBLUSHING BRIDE ^^

FlushFLUSH ^^

True LoveTRUE LOVE ^^

ExposedEXPOSED ^^

Natural BeautyNATURAL BEAUTY ^^

BlissfulBLISSFUL ^^

FearlessFEARLESS ^^

Overall, I do have to say that I am satisfied with the texture, opacity, and packaging! These lip surgences do meet my expectations & go above & beyond. I admire the re-design & Tarte does indeed put lots of time & effort into their products. The lip surgences are moisturizing, pigmented & I truly love that they have a mint scent & feeling. I apply vaseline to my lips every morning after brushing my teeth to keep my lips moisturized.  FEARLESS has become my everyday lip color! It applies so smoothly & effortlessly– as well as leaves my lips with a beautiful shine! 8 different shades– I’m sure you can find one that matches to your style & likings! GO TARTE!

PROS: cruelty free, pigmented, moisturizing, beautiful colors!
CONS: none:)
AVAILABILITY: http://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item-power-pigment, SEPHORA, ULTA 
PRICING: $24.00 each (0.04 oz.)
PACKAGING: 5/5
RATING: 5/5

I hope this review was helpful & have an amazing day!!

FTC: These were sent to me by the company for product consideration with no obligation to review. I don’t do paid reviews. You are my priority– therefore, I speak the truth and nothing but the truth :)

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MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter Pens- Photos & Review :)

MAC

Hey Readers 🙂
Today’s review features 3 Prep + Prime Highlighters from MAC.
http://www.maccosmetics.com/

IMG_8213Today I’ll be sharing my review of one of my most recent MAC purchases.
These are 3 of 4 highlighter pens which MAC carries.
About a year ago, I reviewed the Bright Forecast pen & I loved it–
so I recently decided to purchase it again & add 2 more to my kit!

IMG_8214These are the 3 that I purchased: Light Boost, Radiant Rose, & a repurchase of Bright Forecast.
I didn’t purchase Peach Lustre– but I may in the future & I’ll create a separate review.

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IMG_8217These are the color labels on the pens.
Left to Right: LIGHT BOOST, RADIANT ROSE, BRIGHT FORECAST.

IMG_8218These highlighter pens are perfect for me– and easy to use within seconds.
You have to twist the pen to get product out.
Here is what the pen looks like prior to twisting and retrieving product.

IMG_8221Again, here we have Light Boost (top), Radiant Rose (middle), Bright Forecast (bottom).
These pens are made to “highlight”– which in my opinion: gives dimension, brightens & perfects the face.
If you have under eye bags & dark circles, these pens will be perfect for you!

IMG_8219Light Boost: yellow toned highlighter (creates a brightening effect)
Radiant Rose: pink toned highlighter (creates a brightening effect)
Bright Forecast: peachy colored highlighter (amazing at covering dark circles due to the salmon/orange color)

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***Overall, I am so satisfied with my purchase. I think these highlighters are great! I like using light boost on it’s own under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose because it gives me that brightening effect. However, it doesn’t do much concealing. I would suggest using the pen to highlight, & then add your concealer on top. Bright Forecast is amazing at concealing those dark circles due to the salmon/orange color. All in all, I like the products and I will always have these in my kit. Easy to use, thin & all around perfect for my clients! I definitely think you need to go into your nearest MAC store & play with these babies!

PROS: pigmented, easy to use, long lasting.
CONS: can be a little pricy for .12 oz, otherwise.. great!
AVAILABILITY: MAC Counters, online 
http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/153/15746/Products/Eyes/Primer/Prep-Prime-Highlighter/index.tmpl
PRICING: $25.00
PACKAGING: 5/5
RATING: 5/5

I hope this review was helpful & have an amazing day!!

FTC: Products were purchased by me. You are my priority– therefore, I speak the truth and nothing but the truth 🙂

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Mehron Intense Pro Eye Shadow Palettes- Photos, Swatches & Review :)

Mehron

Hey Readers:)
Today’s featured products are 2 INTENSE PRO Eye Shadow Palettes from MEHRON!
http://www.mehron.com/
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IMG_4712Featuring Mehron’s EARTH palette!

IMG_4711These shadows are definitely earthy tones– as you can tell by the name of the palette!
This palette includes 8 eye shadows.
These eye shadows are all matte and really pigmented. (see swatches below using no primer).
The amazing thing about these palettes it that you can create so many different combinations of looks!
Eye shadows are very easy to blend. IMG_4713The palette does include a shader brush.
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Red Earth, Desert Sand, Earth Crust, Mountain Moss.
Carbon, Graphite, Night Sky, Morning Sky.
(I love that the eye shadows are actually named instead if using a number to identify–
It makes it so much easier to remember the names of the eye shadows you used)

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IMG_4731Featuring Mehron’s FIRE palette!
IMG_4732These shadows are definitely bright and vivid colors– as you can tell by the name of the palette!
This palette includes 8 eye shadows. You can go crazy with this palette! Definitely perfect for your kit!
These eye shadows are all matte and really pigmented. (see swatches below using no primer).
The amazing thing about these palettes it that you can create so many different combinations of looks!
Eye shadows are very easy to blend.
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mehronHere is a look created with the Mehron EARTH palette!

fire palette Here is a look created with the Mehron FIRE palette!

Overall, I am beyond IMPRESSED with the quality of these shadows! They are so pigmented without the use of a primer! You can create an endless amount of looks with each palette! The packaging is perfect for me! Black, sleek, the names of the shadows are on the back– and the palette is easy for me to store! The texture of these eye shadows is soft to the touch! They are not powdery or chalky— they are just perfect and everything you would wish for in a palette! The best way to apply these shadows in my opinion is using any dense eye shader brush! Picks up enough pigment– and definitely blend, blend! Again, this is definitely worth the price to me. The eye shadow pan is very large, and the price point is amazing! If you haven’t tried out Mehron yet, I definitely recommend these palettes! Hope you enjoyed reading!


PROS: amazing quality products, affordable, pigmented, great texture, love the packaging.

CONS: none(:

AVAILABILITY:
http://www.mehron.com/INtense_Pro_Pressed_Powder_Pigments_p/168.htm
http://camerareadycosmetics.com/products/mehron-intense-pro-pressed-powder-pigments.html
http://www.lecosmetique.com/INtense_Pro_Pressed_Powder_Pigments_Fire_p/168-f.htm

PRICING:
Mehron Website: $52.95

Camera Ready Cosmetics: $49.95
Le Cosmetique: $48.00
(cheapest) 🙂

PACKAGING: 5/5

RATING: 5/5

I hope this review was helpful & have an amazing day!!

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