Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The Best Cream and Liquid Blushes


I wear cream products year round, but I know that for most people, they are a 'summer only' product. So, with temperatures finally rising after this monstrous winter, I thought I would swatch and briefly review my collection of cream blushes. I'll discuss highlighters and bronzers in a separate post later this week. This is meant to be only an overview (it would be a novel-length post otherwise), but please let me know if you have any questions or would like a more in depth review of any particular products.

Blush Swatches: Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle in Lychee/Opal, Becca Watermelon/Moonstone, Becca Fig/Opal, Edward Bess All Over Seduction Paradise, Stila Petunia, Stila Lillium, Stila Peony, Le Metier de Beaute Tenne, Le Metier de Beaute Coral Nymph, Make Up For Ever HD Blush 210

Blush Swatches: Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle in Lychee/Opal, Becca Watermelon/Moonstone, Becca Fig/Opal, Edward Bess All Over Seduction Paradise, Stila Petunia, Stila Lillium, Stila Peony, Le Metier de Beaute Tenne, Le Metier de Beaute Coral Nymph, Make Up For Ever HD Blush 210

If you are looking for a shimmery blush that plays well with a bronzed look, check out the Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflés. They may be discontinued, but if you find any in store, I would highly recommend them. I've got three shades, with the nude Fig/Opal being my favorite. The Edward Bess All Over Seduction in Paradise is incredibly underrated, like all Edward Bess products. If you want a shimmery blush that has less obvious shimmer/glitter in it than the Becca ones, look at Edward Bess.

An all-time classic are the Stila Convertible Colors, which I actually use exclusively on my cheeks. I have Petunia, Lillium, and Peony. These are incredibly creamy and very pigmented, but if applied with a stippling blush, they are fool proof. The only blush I have ever used up is the Le Métier de Beauté Crème Fresh Tint in Ginger Lily (which reminds me, I need to repurchase it...I swore I had, but I can't find it, in which case a new order is due...they are that good.) Because of my love for Ginger Lily, I also added Tenné and Coral Nymph to my collection. If you like a dewy finish, these are for you.

For a more matte finish, check out the Make Up For Ever HD Blushes. My favorite is 210, described as a cool pink. It looks intense when swatched, but it is actually quite easy to sheer out.

Blush Swatches: By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace - Rose Melba, Glossier Cloud Paint Beam, Glossier Cloud Paint Puff, Daniel Sandler Watercolor Blush Cherub, Kjaer Weis Cream Blush Embrace, Kjaer Weis Cream Blush Sun Touched, Josie Maran Watercolor Cheek Gelee Honeymoon Honey, Josie Maran Pink Escape, Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow Duo Nuelle Bloodroses, Danessa Myricks Creme Brule, Bobbi Brown Desert Rose, Illamasqua Zygomatic

Blush Swatches: By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace - Rose Melba, Glossier Cloud Paint Beam, Glossier Cloud Paint Puff, Daniel Sandler Watercolor Blush Cherub, Kjaer Weis Cream Blush Embrace, Kjaer Weis Cream Blush Sun Touched, Josie Maran Watercolor Cheek Gelee Honeymoon Honey, Josie Maran Pink Escape, Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow Duo Nuelle Bloodroses, Danessa Myricks Creme Brule, Bobbi Brown Desert Rose, Illamasqua Zygomatic

The By Terry Cellularose Blush Glacés were quite popular, among the niche beauty community, when they were released a few years ago, but I've not heard anyone talk about them in a while. Rose Melba, pictured here, swatches very neon, but applies as a natural pink. I really love the unique texture of this blush.

The Glossier Cloud Paints have single-handedly introduced legions of beauty enthusiasts to liquid blushes. I don't think they are the best formula, but I like that Glossier has encouraged mixing shades to create your own unique color. Once you are comfortable with the formula of the Cloud Paints, you need to try at least one of the Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blushes—my favorite is Cherub. They are much thinner than any of the other formulas here, but they are so beautiful on the skin—luminous and radiant without being shimmery at all. I don't know what sorcery Daniel Sandler uses, but I assure you that you will love it.

For green beauty enthusiasts and normal consumers alike, the Kjaer Weis Cream Blushes, shown here in Embrace and Sun Touched, are an excellent choice. The color selection is great and they all melt beautifully into the skin for a natural flush.

The Josie Maran Watercolor Cheek Gelées are no longer available on Sephora.com in the US, but it is worth hunting them down if you can. I have Honeymoon Honey and Pink Paradise, both of which give a sheer but incredibly long-lasting tint to the cheek. Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow Duo offers two shades of blush for the price of one (in this case, a nude shade Nuelle, and a deep rose, Bloodroses). Worn separately or together, these are beautiful.

If you are looking to support a Black-Owned Makeup Brand (BOMB) or you just love long-wearing, intensely pigmented blushes, Danessa Myricks ColorFix would be right up your street. This shade, Crème Brule (the misspelling of this kills me), can be worn in a multitude of ways, but my favorite is on the cheeks. You need only the tiniest, tiniest amount and this tube will last you forever. Last year, Bobbi Brown's renaissance included launching Cheek Glow Palettes, which featured both a pot rouge blush and highlighter shade. I picked up the palette with the shade Desert Rose, which has been one of my go-to colors ever since (it works excellently applied with just the fingers).

Rounding out the collection is Illamasqua Zygomatic. Once sold at Sephora, this British brand is now harder to come by. But with reasonable prices and a great range of products, I would still highly recommend the brand. Zygomatic is a gorgeous nude shade that is versatile enough to work with almost any look.

Overall, if forced to choose, my favorite cream formula would be the Le Métier de Beauté and my favorite liquid would be the Daniel Sandler. But all of these products are really worth looking into, depending on what finish or shade you are looking for.


Thursday, 10 May 2018

Best Exfoliating Masks and Peels for Bright, Clear Skin

Best Exfoliating Masks and Peels for Bright, Clear Skin - Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel, Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, Herbivore Blue Tansy, REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask, Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial, Makeup Artist's Choice 20% Glycolic Acid

As a confessed skincare junkie, I have tested out a lot of masks and peels in my day. I still love to go for a professional facial and peel at a spa when I have the time (and am somewhere where there is a reputable spa), but for the most part, I get by with at-home facial treatments. My favorite of which is undoubtedly a good chemical exfoliating mask or peel. I am fortunate that my skin is ultra un-sensitive, so I can easily test out a lot of exfoliating products without worrying about having an adverse reaction. And I am a person who actually needs a ton of exfoliation, as my skin is very prone to congestion. Ever since I discovered that I need to use strong acids everyday, my skin has dramatically changed for the better—although I have the occasional clogged pore or blemish, gone are the breakouts and cystic acne that I suffered from into my late 20s.

I am unsure whether my skin's tolerance to acids has always been so high, or if it is a result of acclimation over the years. What I do know is that I did start my acid journey with one of the more mild products on my list, the REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal. I would generally recommend that anyone new to acids start of with a mild one until they can ascertain their own tolerance. But as you gauge what you need and want to try, here are some thoughts on a few of my faves:

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask: I would rate this as moderate in terms of strength and very strong in terms of smell. If you like pumpkin pie, or autumn in general, the scent of this mask will be a treat. I am normally not partial to physical exfoliants, but this combines physical exfoliation (with aluminum oxide crystals) with chemical exfoliation (with pumpkin enzymes and AHAs).

Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel (now renamed as the Instant Transformation Lemon Facial Peel): This is tied (with the Makeup Artist's Choice Glycolic Peel) for my all time favorite exfoliating mask. It is not for the faint hearted—this offers some serious exfoliation and has a noticeable tingle when you first apply it, although this sensation does dissipate as you leave the mask on. This mask does a phenomenal job of tightening pores, giving radiance, and leaving your skin super soft. Whenever my skin is going through a rough time, I use this mask and follow it up with one of my favorite deep cleansing masks (usually either the Aesop Parsley Seed Masque or May Lindstrom The Problem Solver). Why hardly anyone talks about this product has always been a mystery to me, as I recommend it to anyone who is serious about chemical exfoliation.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask: This is probably my least favorite of the bunch, but I wanted to include it as so many people rave about this product. If you are new to chemical exfoliation and/or have sensitive skin, I would recommend starting with this or the REN mask. The Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask uses BHAs and fruit enzymes as its exfoliating agents. The consistency is similar to a marmalade and it has a subtle citrusy scent. The primary reason I am not crazy about this mask is that it is simply not strong enough for me. I don't notice any effect when I use it, so I rarely reach for it. But that probably makes it the ideal starter mask.

Best Exfoliating Masks REN, Herbivore, Ole Henriksen, Drunk Elephant, Makeup Artist's Choice, Peter Thomas Roth, Tata Harper
Back Row, L to R: REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask, Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask, Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel
Middle, L to R: Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial, Makeup Artist's Choice 30% Glycolic Peel
Front, L to R: Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask: When I first got into masking, this was my ultimate. I used it probably around once a week, and I think this is my third tube. The packaging is super hygienic. Within the plastic unit, the product is housed in an airless bag that compresses as you pump the product out. This means that air won't get into your product and cause oxidation, making it ideal if you don't go through products super fast. Like the Tata Harper, it also has a marmalade-like texture and a citrusy smell. But I do think it's a tad bit stronger than the Tata Harper. I don't reach for it as much as I used to, since I now prefer stronger masks, but it's still a great one.

Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask: I am still in the midst of forming my opinion on this mask, as I've only used it a handful of times, but so far, my impressions are good.  Like the Peter Thomas Roth, it falls into the 'moderate' category in terms of strength. I love that it has AHAs and BHAs, as I really like to use a combo of both to combat all my skincare woes--clogged pores, blemishes, dullness, fine lines, etc. It feels very cooling on the skin, thanks to the blue tansy and aloe leaf.

Best Exfoliating Masks REN, Herbivore, Ole Henriksen, Drunk Elephant, Makeup Artist's Choice, Peter Thomas Roth, Tata Harper


Makeup Artist's Choice 30% Glycolic Peel: This is a fairly obscure choice, but if I had to choose, as I mentioned above, this is tied for my favorite. I would strongly urge you to only undertake this peel if a) you have had a successful professional peel with an esthetician; or b) you are very confident your skin can handle it. Either way, do a small test patch of this before you go in on your whole face. A huge perk of this peel is that it is super effective, but relatively inexpensive and comes with a pH prep solution. Since you only need a very small amount each time, I always buy the smallest size and it lasts ages. On a cleansed face, use the pH prep solution, allow to dry for a minute or so, and then use the Glycolic solution (it will tingle, but it shouldn't burn). The difference this product makes on my skin is immediately noticeable; it's softer, clearer, and more even. I really can't say enough good things about it.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial: Although this is a super-hyped up product, and I do like it, I want to start off this review by saying that I think the Makeup Artist's Choice does the same thing for my skin, but for literally 1/4 of the price. In any case, the Babyfacial is more readily accessible and you can always return it if it doesn't work, which is something the Makeup Artist's Choice doesn't offer. Like the Herbivore, the Babyfacial has both AHAs and BHAs. It is an unusual cream-like texture (as opposed to the gels of many of the other products on this list) and it does have a smell that is noticeable (to me, at least) when you first apply it. It also tingles, as it offers a strong exfoliation, so be prepared for that (but if it burns, wash it off). My skin is softer and clearer after using this, but I would recommend other more affordable options. Still, it's worth giving a try if it meets your requirements.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Bite Beauty Multisticks

Bite Beauty Multisticks Almond, Cashew, Blondie, Oyster Pearl

I have been a big fan of Bite Beauty since they launched back in 2012. It's probably the single brand from which I own the most products, from their Luminous Crème Lipsticks to the Lush Fruit Glosses to High Pigment Pencils (back in the day), to their current offerings of the Amuse Bouche Lipsticks, Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks, and Matte Crème Lip Crayons. I've only experienced a few isolated misses from the brand over the years (more about one of those below), which is exceedingly rare in the current beauty market.

Despite my love for the brand, one of the newest products from the line was one that I resisted for a long time: the Multisticks. They are described as "A multistick that applies like a cream and wears like a powder for weightless color application—just apply with your finger or a brush on the eyes, lips, and cheeks." Featuring 20 shades in the line, the shade range is overwhelmingly neutral (with a few pops of color available). 

Bite Beauty Multistick Swatches L to R: Almond, Cashew, Blondie, Oyster Pearl
Bite Beauty Multistick Swatches Left to Right: Almond, Cashew, Blondie, Oyster Pearl
Launched in the second half of 2016, the Multisticks initially failed to entice me. I am normally not one who gravitates to multi-use products, since I find that they are rarely truly multiuse. It wasn't until I went in for a complimentary makeover at Sephora that I discovered their appeal. The makeup artist (I will never be on board with Sephora trying to make referring to their staff as 'cast members' a thing) used the shade Almond mixed with a bit of argan oil to create a beautiful cheek color. So, naturally, I bought it.

And then I saw Blondie being used as an eyeshadow in one of Bite Beauty's social media posts. Which I also had to buy. And somewhere along the line I also acquired a deluxe sample of Cashew. I adore deluxe sample sizes because I rarely use up any color cosmetic product—and I know I'm not the only one.

I currently own 3 of the 20 shades offered in the line, so I haven't gone totally overboard. But I do use and thoroughly enjoy the ones that I do have. And, most surprisingly, they are actually multi-use to a certain extent. I wouldn't use any of the shades I have as lip products (they are too matte, and they both feel and look oddly powdery on the lips; in the photo below I topped Cashew with some of the 8 Faces Boundless Solid Oil), but they are beautiful as both eyeshadows and blushes. Almond is described as a rich mahogany. It is a medium-dark reddish brown that sheers out to a beautiful blush. Cashew, a rose taupe, is a more conventional cheek color, as it has a noticeable pink undertone. Blondie is one I would have never gone for had I not seen it featured in a look I loved. It is described as a nude taupe, but to me it is a warm nutty shade. I love it paired with an eye gloss, like the Bobbi Brown Eye Gloss in Nude.

 Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Multistick in Oyster Pearl, the Bite Beauty Multistick in Almond, Bite Beauty Multistick in Cashew
Wearing Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Multistick in Oyster Pearl on the eyes, the Bite Beauty Multistick in Almond on the Cheeks and in Cashew on the Lips
In autumn 2017, Bite Beauty expanded the multistick collection and added a range of Prismatic Pearl Multisticks. Unlike the matte originals, these are "A shimmering multistick that brings mesmerizing, pearl-inspired color to the lips, cheeks, or eyes." With 5 shades available, I picked out Oyster Pearl after swatching it in store. A metallic taupe with silver shimmer, I thought this would be stunning on the eyes (admittedly, I never had any intension of using it on the lips or cheeks). 

Oyster Pearl is gorgeous. But it has the worst staying power of virtually any product I've ever tried. Given that I have oily lids, I always use an eyeshadow primer. But with Oyster Pearl, regardless of what I use (NARS, Urban Decay, Too Faced Glitter Glue), it creases within literal minutes. I expect something like an eyegloss to crease. But for a cream product like this to do so so quickly makes it unwearable, for me at least. It also gets glitter everywhere. I wore Oyster Pearl yesterday in a last ditch attempt to try one more time to get it to work and—despite removing my eyemakeup last night and showering—I woke up to a face full of glitter today.  If you have any tips (or have had the same experience as me), please let me know. I'm all ears. 

Based on Oyster Pearl's performance, I will not be going for any of the other Prismatic Pearl shades. But I do firmly stand behind the original Multisticks. Let me know which are your favorites and how you use them. I think the neutral-ness (I realize neutrality is the word I should use here, but that sounds weird in the context of makeup) of the shade range makes it a bit difficult for me to envision how they will look on the face, so suggestions are welcome!

Both the Multisticks and the Prismatic Pearl Multisticks are $24.00 and are available at both Sephora and on the Bite Beauty site, which launched earlier this year.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

HUGE Blogsale

I am trying to downsize my stash and have therefore pulled a ton of items to put up on my blogsale. I have listed them by category (with pictures). There is also an alphabetical list with every item for sale. Please search for swatches on google before you buy. Some of the pictures have a pink tint, and for this I'm sorry! It's because I was using a pink umbrella to block out some sun when taking the pictures, and the result was a pink tint! ;)

I have described the usage/condition of the product, but please let me know if you have any questions. I can only ship perfumes and nail polishes within the U.S.

A few bits of housekeeping first:

  • Asking for a minimum spend of $15
  • Shipping from the U.S. to U.S. and international
  • Shipping in the US will be $4 for the first item, them $.50 for each additional item (but I will cap the shipping off at $6). If you spend over $50, I will throw in free shipping (just like Sephora!)
  • Shipping to other countries: please message me, as rates will depend on your location. 
  • If you are interested in an item, please EMAIL me (julesssdarling@gmail.com) and tell me your Paypal Email. Once you have told me you want an item, I will send you an invoice through Paypal and you will have 24 hours to pay before I release the item to be sold to someone else.
  • Feel free to ask any questions: many of the items that originally came boxed still have their box (I've indicated this in the item description, along with usage).
  • I've tried to take color accurate pictures, but as sales are final, please check swatches online or in stores before purchasing. 
  • I'm Julie356 on MakeupAlley, I didn't swap much so I've only got 10 tokens (but 100% positive). On ebay, I'm coleman3561 with 35 reviews (also 100% positive).
  • Abbreviations: BN (Brand New = Never Used), BNIB (Brand New in Box), SIB (Sent in Box)
  • My home is smoke free. I do have two cats but they rarely wear my makeup.
**If an item is listed as PEND, please still feel free to email me about it. That way, should the person in front of you change their mind or not pay within 24 hours of receiving the invoice, I will let you know so you will have the first chance to get it!**


All Belle Natural Soft Comfort Lashes
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Butterscotch
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Vintage
Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette
Ardell 116 Lashes
Bare Minerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss in Fly
Bare Minerals Ready 4.0 Eyeshadow Palette in The Happy Place
Becca Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette
Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick in Rosewood
Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Cava
Bite Beauty Matte Cream Lip Crayon in Aubergine 
Bite Beauty Matte Cream Lip Crayon in Cafe
Bite Beauty Matte Cream Lip Crayon in Glacé
Bourjois Colour Boost Lipstick in Orange Punch
By Terry Rouge Terrybly in 100 Terrybly Nude
By Terry Rouge Terrybly in 803 Love Affair
Camp Cosmetics Lipstick in I Can't Even
Cargo Venice Enchantment Palette
Cargo Vintage Escape Eyeshadow Palette
Catrice Nude Illusion Makeup in 020 Rose Vanilla
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum + Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
Chanel Rouge Allure in 96 Excentrique
Chanel Tissé d'Automne Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Gloss Prodige in Coral Tulip
Clarins Gloss Prodige in Grenadine
Clinique Lip Pop in 01 Nude Pop
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in 47 Matte Peony
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Grunge
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Juicy
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Westie
Colourpop Supershock Shadows: Amaze, Bae, Bill, Birthday Boy, Blaze, Boyband, Cornelius, Glow, Hanky Panky, Hot Tamale, KathleenLights, Mirage, Sand Swoon, Sequin, Snakebite, Tea Party 
Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick in Magic Wand
Dior Eternal Gold Eyeshadow Palette
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Lipstick in Restless
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser + Rose Face Mask
Giorgio Armani Gloss d'Armani in 513
Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Sheer in 400
Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Sheer in 408

Guerlain Gold Palette Holiday 2017
H&M Cream Lipstick in Brunette Ambition
H&M Powder Blush in Brown Sugar
It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
It Cosmetics Vitality Lipgloss in Je Ne Sais Quoi
It Cosmetics Vitality Lipstick in Je Ne Sais Quoi
Jouer Creme Highlighter in Tiare
Jouer Powder Blush in Peach Bouquet
Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in K-Dub
Kylie Metal Matte Lipstick in Reign
L'Oreal ColorRiche Color Caresse in Blushing Sequin
L'Oreal ColorRiche Color Caresse in Fiery Veil
L'Oreal La Lacque Lip Pen in Choco-Lacque
Lancome Juicy Shaker in 102 Apri-Cute
Laura Gellar Baked Body Frosting in Tahitian Glow
Laura Gellar Color Drenched Lip Gloss in Ginger
Laura Gellar Love Me Dew Lip Crayon in Fig Prosecco 
Laura Gellar Love Me Dew Lip Crayon in Honey Fizz
Laura Mercier Lip Parfait in Amaretto Swirl
Lipstick Queen Cupid's Bow in Golden Arrow
Lolita Limpicka Si Lolita
Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss in Goddess
MAC Cream Color Base in Shell
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Infamous
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Maybelline ColorSensational High Shine Lip Gloss in 120 Plum Luster
Maybelline ColorSensational The Elixir in Intoxicating Spice
Maybelline ColorSensational The Mattes in Mesmerizing Magenta
Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Flirty Fuchsia
NailHur x Brittany Bear Stiletto Nail Set in Dark Horse
Nailhur Squaletto Nails in Pink Grey
Nails Inc Overnight Detox Mask
NARS Chelsea Girls Lip Gloss
NARS Dead of Summer Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Kalahari
NARS Narsissist Dual Intensity Eyeshadow PaletteShu Uemura S Curler
Nest Indigo Eau de Parfume
NYX Black Label Lipstick in Citrine
NYX Black Label Lipstick in Ruby
NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulée
OCC Lip Tar in Nomad
OCC Lip Tar in Sebastian
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in 250 Standout
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pinkissimo
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherry Blossom
Rouge Bunny Rouge Succulence of Dew Lipstick in Tongue Tickles
Sally Hansen Diamond 12 Hr Lip Treatment in In Love
Saturday Skin Daily Dew Hydrating Mist
Sephora Collection Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette in Mild to Wild Khaki

Sigma Loose Shimmer in Transpose
Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Pout
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Primrose
Studio Gear Complete Color Lipstick in Rose Impressionist
Sue Devitt Silky Blush in Koh Samui
Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Poppy
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Amused
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy
Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Candy
Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Fig
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in X
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in F-Bomb
YSL 5 Color Eyeshadow Palette in 3 Afrique
YSL 5 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Fétiche
YSL Eau de Parfum Black Opium
YSL Gloss Volupté in 20 Nude Carat
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Kiss & Love Edition in 71 Black Red
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 09 Rose Stiletto
YSL Rouge Volupté Sheer Candy in 10 Tangy Mandarine
YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in 5 Fuchsia in Excess
YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in 19 Fuchsia in Rage
  

Lips


Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Butterscotch, Swatched on Hand 1x, $4 (retails for $16)




Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Vintage, Used 2x, $4 (retails for $16)


Bare Minerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss in Fly, SIB, Used 1x, $6 (retails for $18)


Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick in Rosewood, SIB (usage shown, probably used 3x), $8 (retailed for $28, no longer available


Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Cava, Used 1x, $6 (retailed for $24)




Bite Beauty Matte Cream Lip Crayon in Cafe (from the Best Bite Rewind set), Usage as shown--bullet is fully rolled down in the first photo, .89g/.031oz, $3 (retails for $13.69)

Bite Beauty Matte Cream Lip Crayon in Aubergine (from the Best Bite Rewind set), Usage as shown--bullet is fully rolled down in the first photo, .89g/.031oz, $3 (retails for $13.69)


Bite Beauty Matte Cream Lip Crayon in Glacé (from a holiday set), Usage as shown--bullet is fully rolled down, .89g/.031oz, $3 (retails for $13.69)


Bourjois Colour Boost Lipstick in Orange Punch, Used 1x, $2 (retails for $10)



By Terry Rouge Terrybly in 100 Terrybly Nude, Used 2x, $21 (retails for $50.50)




By Terry Rouge Terrybly in 803 Love Affair , SIB, Used 1x, $21 (retails for $50.50)



Camp Cosmetics I Can't Even (from Kristen Gehm's collection), Swatched 1x, $1



Chanel Rouge Allure in 96 Excentrique, Used 3x, $14 (retailed for $34, no longer available)


Clarins Gloss Prodige in Coral Tulip, Used 2x, $4


Clarins Gloss Prodige in Coral Tulip, Used 3x, $4


Clinique Lip Pop in 01 Nude Pop, SIB, Used 2x, $4 (retails for $18.50)


Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in 47 Matte Peony, Used 2x, $2 (retailed for $17.50)



Colourpop Lippie Stix in Juicy, Used 2x, $1 (retails for $5)



Colourpop Lippie Stix in Westie (usage shown, used between 2-5x). $1 (retails for $5)

Colourpop Lippie Stix in Grunge (usage shown, used between 2-5x). $1 (retails for $5)


Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick in Magic Wand, SIB, used 1x, $1 (retails for $6)


Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Lipstick in Restless, Limited Edition, SIB, Used 2x, $13 (retailed for $32, sold out)


Giorgio Armani Gloss d'Armani in 513, SIB, Swatched 1x, $9 (retailed for $32, no longer available)


Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Sheer in 400, Used 1x, $6 (retails for $37)


Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Sheer in 408, Used 1x, $6 (retails for $37)



H&M Cream Lipstick in Brunette Ambition, Used 2x, SIB, $2 (retails for $9.99)


It Cosmetics Vitality Lipstick in Je Ne Sais Quoi, Swatched 1x, $6 (retails for $20)


It Cosmetics Vitality Lipgloss in Je Ne Sais Quoi, Swatched on hand 1x,
$7 (retails for $24)


Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in K-Dub, brand new, deluxe sample size (received in Sephora Play! box), $2


Kylie Metal Matte Lipstick in Reign, SIB, Used 1x, $5 (retails for $18)


L'Oreal ColorRiche Color Caresse in Blushing Sequin, Usage shown (used probably 2-3x), $1 (retails for around $8)


L'Oreal ColorRiche Color Caresse in Fiery Veil, BN, $1 (retails for around $8)


L'Oreal La Lacque Lip Pen in Choco-Lacque, usage as shown (bullet rolled all the way out in photo), $1 (retails for $9.99)


Lancome Juicy Shaker in 102 Apri-Cute, Used 2x, $5 (retails for $22)



Laura Gellar Color Drenched Lip Gloss in Ginger, bought as part of Portofino Getaway set, Swatched on Hand 1x, $2 (retails for $19)




Laura Gellar Love Me Dew Lip Crayon in Honey Fizz (left in above photos) and Fig Prosecco (right in above photos). Usage as shown (Honey Fizz used 1x, Fig Prosecco used 2x), $4 each (retailed for $17 each)


Laura Mercier Lip Parfait in Amaretto Swirl, Used 2x, $7 (retails for $26)


Lipstick Queen Cupid's Bow in Golden Arrow, SIB, Used 2x, $6 (retails for $22)


Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss in Goddess, Used 1x, $4 (retails for $17)


Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Infamous, Used 4x, $9 (retails for $30)


Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (mini size), SIB, Swatched 1x, $2


Maybelline ColorSensational High Shine Lip Gloss in 120 Plum Luster, BN (still in sealed packaging), $1 (retails for around $5)



Maybelline ColorSensational The Elixir in Intoxicating Spice, Used 2x, $1



Maybelline ColorSensational The Mattes in Mesmerizing Magenta, Used 1x (you can see on the bullet that there is some wax bloom--it is not mold), $1


Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Flirty Fuchsia, Swatched 1x, $1 (retails for $6)

NARS Chelsea Girls Lip Gloss, SIB, Used 2x, $8 (retails for $26)


NYX Black Label Lipstick in Citrine, BN, $2

NYX Black Label Lipstick in Ruby, BN, $2


NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulée, Used 1x, $1 (retails for $4.99)



OCC Lip Tar in Sebastian, BNIB, Never used but exterior packaging has some residue on it (from where a price sticker had been attached), includes brush, $4


OCC Stained Gloss Lip Tar in Nomad, BNIB, $5 (no longer available)




Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in 250 Standout, Usage as shown (used 1-2x), $1 (retails for $8.49)


Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pinkissimo, Swatched 1x, $1


Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherry Blossom, Used 1x, $1


Rouge Bunny Rouge Succulence of Dew Lipstick in Tongue Tickles (old formulation), Usage as shown, $4 (retails for $29)



Sally Hansen Diamond 12 Hr Lip Treatment in In Love, Brand new in sealed packaging, $1


Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Pout, Swatched on hand 1x, $1



Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Primrose, SIB, Used 2x, $10 (retails for $21)


Studio Gear Complete Color Lipstick in Rose Impressionist, BNIB, $1


Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea, Swatched 1x, $1 


Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Poppy, Used 2x, $3 (retailed for $17)


Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Candy, Used 2x, $5 (retails for $21)



Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Fig, Used 4-5x, $6 (retails for $21)


Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in F-Bomb, Brand New, deluxe sample size, $2


YSL Gloss Volupté in 20 Nude Carat, Used 5-6x, $12 (retails for $32)




YSL Rouge Pur Couture Kiss & Love Edition in 71 Black Red, BNIB, $17 (retailed for $36, limited edition)



YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 09 Rose Stiletto, Swatched 1x, $14 (retails for $37)


YSL Rouge Volupté Sheer Candy in 10 Tangy Mandarine, Used 3x (tube shown fully rolled up), $8 (retailed for $30, no longer available)


YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in 5 Fuchsia in Excess, Usage as shown (bullet fully rolled up in photo, probably used 3x), $12 (retailed for $34, no longer available)


YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in 19 Fuchsia in Rage, Usage as shown (bullet fully rolled up in photo, used 2x), $12 (retailed for $34, no longer available)

Eyes



Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette, BNIB, $40 (retailed for $35, no longer available, Limited Edition)



Bare Minerals Ready 4.0 Eyeshadow Palette in The Happy Place, Usage as shown, $7 (retailed for $30, no longer available)





Becca Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette, BNIB, never released (pulled from shelves), $48



Cargo Venice Enchantment Palette, SIB (a few shades used 1x, the others are unused), $10 (retailed for $34, no longer available)




Cargo Vintage Escape Eyeshadow Palette, SIB, Usage as shown (most shades unused or used 1-2x, Crisp has a small mark in it from my nail), $10 (retailed for $39, no longer available)


Chanel Tissé d'Automne Eyeshadow Quad, SIB, Shades used 1-3x, $24 (retailed for $61, limited edition, no longer available)




Colourpop Supershock Shadows, Usage as shown, $1 each (retails for $5) or $3 for $4

  • Available shades: Amaze, Bae, Bill, Birthday Boy, Blaze, Boyband, Cornelius, Glow, Hanky Panky, Hot Tamale, KathleenLights, Mirage, Sand Swoon, Sequin, Snakebite, Tea Party 




Dior Eternal Gold Eyeshadow Palette, BNIB (sent with velvet pouch), $28 (limited edition, retailed for $63)



Guerlain Gold Palette from Holiday 2017, BNIB, $95 (retailed for $80, LE, no longer available), color variance in the two lower shadows is from where the plastic insert touched the palette while it was in transit.


IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara, BNIB, deluxe sample, $2





NARS Dead of Summer Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette, SIB (second shade used 2x, other shades unused), $19 (limited edition, retailed for $49)




NARS Narsissist Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette, Most shades unused (two middle shades--Himalia and Ursa Major-- in top row swatched 1x), $24 (Limited Edition, No Longer Available, Retailed for $79)


NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Kalahari, Usage as shown, $6 (retails for $36)


Sephora Collection Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette in Mild to Wild Khaki, used 1x (not all shades used), $3 (retailed for $25)



Sigma Loose Shimmer in Transpose, Brand New, $2 (retailed for $10, no longer available)


Urban Decay Eyeshadow in X, SIB, Used 1x, $7 (retails for $19)



YSL 5 Color Eyeshadow Palette in 3 Afrique, Used 2x, $25 (retailed for $60, no longer available)




YSL 5 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Fétiche, LE, Used 1x, $25 (retailed for $60, no longer available)

Blushes, Bronzers, & Highlighters


H&M Powder Blush in Brown Sugar, SIB, Used 2x, $3 (retails for $9.99)


Jouer Creme Highlighter in Tiare, BNIB, $8 (retails for $22)


Jouer Powder Blush in Peach Bouquet, Usage as Shown, $5 (retails for $22)




Laura Gellar Baked Body Frosting in Tahitian Glow (bought as part of the Portofino Getaway Kit), Swatched 1x, .32oz/9g, $4 (retails for around $17)


MAC Cream Color Base in Shell, Used 3x no dips, $7 (retails for $23)


Sue Devitt Silky Blush in Koh Samui, Usage as shown, $3 (retailed for $20, no longer available)



Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Amused, Usage as shown, $7 (retails for $29)

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy, Usage as shown, $7 (retails for $29)



Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty, Usage as shown, $7 (retails for $29)

Face Products



Catrice Nude Illusion Makeup in 020 Rose Vanilla, Used 1x, $2


Nails



NailHur x Brittany Bear Stiletto Nail Set in Dark Horse, SIB, worn once for about an hour and then removed, $3 (retails for $24.99)


Nailhur Squaletto Nails in Pink Grey, BNIB, $4 (retails for $24.99)


Nails Inc Overnight Detox Mask, Used 4x, $4 (retails for $15)


Skincare

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum + Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet, BNIB, Deluxe Samples (Sephora 2017 Birthday Gift), $12 (worth $36.33)


Fresh Soy Face Cleanser + Rose Face Mask, BNIB, Deluxe Samples (Sephora 2016 birthday gift, received just a few months ago...I guess Sephora had extras to give away)? $8


Saturday Skin Daily Dew Hydrating Mist, Deluxe Sample BNWB, $4

Lashes




All Belle Natural Soft Comfort Lashes - BNIB, $1


Ardell 116 Lashes, BNIB, $1

Perfumes 



Lolita Limpicka Si Lolita - usage shown (about 85% left), $10 (retails for $40)


Nest Indigo Eau de Parfume, deluxe sample, $2


YSL Eau de Parfum Black Opium, Deluxe Sample, $5






Sold:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Petal
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft
Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit
Anastasia Beverly Hills World Traveller Palette
Ardell Eyelashes Natural Lash 109s
Becca Afterglow Palette
Becca Backlight Priming Filter
Becca Luminous Blush in Snapdragon
Becca Mineralize Blush in Flowerchild
Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
Becca The One Perfecting Brush
Benefit Dandelion Trio (Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter, Dandelion Shy Beam Matte Liquid Highlighter, Dandelion Dew Liquid Blush)
Benefit Watt's Up! Highlighter
Bite Beauty Lip Lap Trio in Kir Royal 
Bite Beauty Lip Lap Trio in Mimosa
Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lipstick in Barberry,
Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lipstick in Juniper
Bobbi Brown Art Stick in 16 Bare
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow in Rose Gold
Burberry Eye Color Cream in Gold Copper
Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015 Camo Eyeshadow Palette
Burberry Fresh Glow Nude Radiance Luminous Fluid Base
Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Sinful Cinnamon
Buxom Tokens of Temptation Set 
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon
Chanel Aqua Glossimer in 602 Tanami
Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder
Chanel Empreinte du Désert Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation in Shade No. 20
Chanel Rouge Allure in 134 Audacieuse
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in 69 Merveille
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in 68 Troublant
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 54 Boy
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 62 Monte Carlo
Chanel Signe Particulier Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad in The Dolce Vita
Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad in The Vintage Vamp
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl
Christian Louboutin Matte Velvet Lipstick in Rouge Louboutin
Clinique Lip Pop in 02 Bare Pop
Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in Bustier 
Colourpop Creme Gel Colour in Soiree 
Colourpop Creme Gel Colour in Polar 
Colourpop Creme Gel Colour in Bustier 
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Aquarius
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Dazed
Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Between the Sheets
Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Teasecake
Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Wisp
Colourpop Supershock Shadow Metamorphosis Quad
Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick in Frick n Frack
CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight
Dior Addict Lipstick in 316 Incognito
Dior Eau de Parfum in Poison Girl
Dior Fluid Stick in 373 Rieuse
Dior Glowing Colour Powder Blush in 849 Sugar & Spice
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Intense Nude
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in Vague Obsession
Fiona Stiles Radiant Aqua Eye Veil in Galaxy Way
Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment
H&M Cream Lip Colour in Macaron
H&M Powder Blush in Cameo Pink
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
House of Lashes in Iconic
House of Lashes in Noir Fairy
House of Lashes in Starlet
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder
It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream in Medium
Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme in Citronade Rose
Jouer Long Wear Lip Creme in Praline
Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper in Skinny Dip
Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Double Dare
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate
Kjaer Weis Highlighter in Radiance
L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss in Fleur
L'Oreal ColourRiche Lipstick in Golden Grape
Lancome Lip Lover in 355 Framboise Etoile
Laura Gellar Baked Highlighter in French Vanilla
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush in Papaya
Laura Mercier Artist's Palette
Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Violet Orchid
Le Metier de Beaute Eyeshadow in Jojo
Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick in Aloha
Lorac MegaPro 2 Palette
MAC Lipstick in Twig
MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul
MAC Paintpot in Painterly
MAC Powder Blush in Well Dressed
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Waterproof Eye Pencil in M-10
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème in So Rouge
Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 Eyeshadow Palette in The Siren
Maybelline ColorSensational The Mattes in Touch of Spice
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Julie
NARS Blush in Goulue
NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Sexual Content
NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Isolde
NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Parallel Universe
NARS Narsissist Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien
NARS Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 005 Crush
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Blushing Mauve
RMS Eye Polish in Magnetic
Roger & Gallet Gingembre,
Rouge Bunny Rouge Gleaming Temptations Lip Gloss in Two Rich Lovers
Sephora VIB Rouge Pro Mini Flawless Airbrush #56.5
Shiseido Eyelash Curler with Replacement Pad
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in RD299 Beach Grass
Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer in RS628
Shu Uemura S Curler
Sigma Loose Shimmer in Bedazzle,
Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette
Smashbox PhotoFinish Primer
Tarte Tartelette in Bloom
Tarte Tartist Glossy Lip Paint in Goals
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (travel size)
Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick in Snowdon
Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Moodlight
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Palette
Too Faced Stardust by Vegas Nay Palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush Lip and Cheek Tint in 1 Fuchsia Desinvolte
YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush Lip and Cheek Tint in 12 Moca Garconne
YSL Brush Holder
YSL Glossy Stain in 12 Coril Fauve
YSL Glossy Stain in 5 Rouge Vintage
YSL Glossy Stain in 13 Rose Tempura
YSL Glossy Stain in 15 Rose Vinyl
YSL Glossy Stain in 23 Fuchsia Cubiste
YSL Rouge Volupté in 34 Rose Asarine
YSL Rouge Volupté in 2 Sensual Silk
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 7 Rose Infinite