July 2017 | Samantha Jane

Monday, 31 July 2017

Anastasia Subculture Palette Review

Brand new to Anastasia is the Subculture Palette. They describe it as a complement to the ever so popular Modern Renaissance Palette that contains "grungy mattes and bold metallics." If you'd like to see the palette in action I have a review and tutorial on my YouTube Channel
This palette retails for $42 USD/$55CAD. It will be available on the Anastasia website along with Sephora and other retailers. Currently sold out on the ABH site, it launched on July 25th, but will launch on Sephora on August 1st. 
Yes, it is a powdery formula, more so than my other ABH shades. By no means is this a deal breaker for me, the pigmentation is there. I did not have issues with fallout as you can see in my above YouTube video. Seems like there may be a little controversy brewing around this palette but my experience with it has been positive! 

It contains 11 matte shades and 3 metallics. In my opinion the mattes are far better than the metallics, they are full of pigment and blend well. The metallic shade Adore is really nice, but Cube and Electric, albeit great shades aren't as easy to work with. Only other issue I see with this palette are the greens, they swatch differently but on the eyes they don't have enough difference to justify the 3 shades of green. 
A lot of people were confused by the shade selection, I was personally super excited and intrigued, hence why I jumped on the ABH launch and paid a fortune in shipping and customs to get it here to Canada in 2 days. Of course, like anything this palette won't be for everyone, but for a makeup junkie I think it's a must try. 

Overall, I really like this palette. I think the shades are incredibly interesting, and it will challenge me to great new looks. It doesn't feel like they just threw together colours for the sake of making it not neutral. 


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Saturday, 22 July 2017

L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lip Liner Swatches

L'Oreal recently launched the L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lip Liners. They retail for $10.99 CAD and can be found at your local drugstore, Ulta or on Amazon.ca, yay! There are 8 shades in the range. See the new L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipsticks in action in my Lip Swatch Video
The L'Oreal Colour Riche Lip Liners have a super creamy feel and are sharpenable. They could totally be worn as a lipstick in my opinion! They help to add definition to the lips, longevity of lipstick wear or to create an ombre lip look. 

L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lip Liner Matte's It
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lip Liner Matte-ing Call
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lip Liner Matte-stermind 
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lip Liner Strike a Matte-ch
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lip Liner Best Mattes
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lip Liner Matte in Manhattan 
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lip Liner In-Matte-uated With You
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lip Liner Curiosity Killed the Matte

If you are in the market for a high quality lip liner, this is it. I'm super impressed. I want more shades! 

*These products were sent for my review, links are affiliate. All opinions are my own. 


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L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Addiction Swatches

L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick
L'Oreal recently launched the L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lipsticks. They retail for $10.99 CAD and can be found at your local drugstore, Ulta or on Amazon.ca, yay! There are 12 shades in the range, that go from light pinks to a deep berry. See the L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipsticks in action in my Lip Swatch Video

They have a very comfortable feel on the lips and I would say are 80% matte. When you compare to a matte liquid lipstick or something like a MAC retro-matte finish these are more so a creamy matte. Either way, they have great lasting power and last even longer when paired with the L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner. They have the typical L'Oreal lipstick scent. The two lightest shades in the line are not as pigmented as the others, but they are by no means patchy. The packaging feels incredibly luxe, matte, black soft touch. 

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Addiction Matte-Caron
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick Matte-Caron
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Addiction Matte-sterpiece 
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick Matte-sterpiece
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Addiction Matte-Moiselle Pink 
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick Matte-moiselle Pink
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Addiction Matte-ittude 
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick Matte-itude
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Addiction He Thinks He's Matte-Cho 
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick He Thinks He's Matcho
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Addiction Matte-Mandate 
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick Matte-Mandate
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Addiction Matte-ly In Love 
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick Matte-ly in Love
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Addiction Devil's Matte-vocate
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick Devil's Matte Vocate
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Addiction Matte-traction Red
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick Matte-traction Red
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Addiction At the Drop of a Matte 
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick at The Drop of the Matte
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Addiction Doesn't Matte-r
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick Doesn't Matte-R
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Matte Addiction Matte-jestic 
L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick Matte-Jestic
Overall I really like this line, I'm super excited to see L'Oreal launch some really fun colours too! 

*These products were sent for my review, links are affiliate. All opinions are my own. 
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Swatches

I love just about everything Maybelline does lip wise, and otherwise, but especially lips! One of the latest additions to their ever growing collection are the Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Gloss retail for $10.99 CAD and are a part of their permanent line, you should be able to find them in store now. With any drugstore launch it can be hard to track down initially but keep yours eyes peeled on the end of aisles, up high, down low etc. See the entire collection and full review in my Color Sensational Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss swatch video. 
These are described as a "high impact lip gloss with an ultra shiny finish". It also describes "strong lacquered shine and opaque colour melt onto the lips". I totally agree with this, it really does melt into the lips over time. I'm always scared of anything too glossy and full of colour but I really enjoy these. The gloss wears away over time and depending on the colour you are left with quite a bit of pigment. They feel super comfortable and moisturizing as well. 

Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Tease
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Charmer
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Unreal

Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Too Cute
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Sassy
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer So Hot
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Classic
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Retro
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Obsessed
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer  obsessed
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Royal
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Major
Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Slay It

Overall, if you were eyeing these I highly recommend. They are an incredibly unique product with some amazing shades. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway *These products were sent for my review, I bought Sassy myself. Links are affiliate. 
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Monday, 17 July 2017

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Swatches

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks are the latest addition to Bite Beauty's growing line of lip products. They retail for $24CAD/$28USD at Sephora. See my full review in my  lip swatch video

The Bite Beauty Liquified Lipstick has a gorgeous creamy feel with what they describe as a "semi-glaze" finish. It's not the traditional liquid lipstick we have come to expect, it's not liquid to matte it's a true liquified lipstick. The formula is full colour, comfortable and glossy. Because it is not a matte formula, it is not transfer proof but that's okay with me! I still get good wear time, the deeper shades will stain a little and all shades were off nicely. 

Every single shade in the Bite Beauty Liquid Lipstick range is a winner, consistently pigmented and even. They are formulated with monoi and coconut oil for added moisture. The scent is super fresh and fruity, nothing too perfumed or overwhelming. 

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Caramelized
Bite Beauty Liquid Lipstick Caramelized
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Whip
Bite Beauty Liquid Lipstick Whip
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Demi-Glace
Bite Beauty Liquid Lipstick Demi Glace
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Chutney
Bite Beauty Liquid Lipstick Chutney
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Eclair
Bite Beauty Liquid Lipstick Eclair
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Puree
Bite Beauty Liquid Lipstick Puree
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Candied
Bite Beauty Liquid Lipstick Candied
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Flambe
Bite Beauty Liquid Lipstick Flambe
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Braised
Bite Beauty Liquid Lipstick Braised 
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Supreme
Bite Beauty Liquid Lipstick Supreme 
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Marsala
Bite Beauty Liquid Lipstick Marsala 
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Infuse
Bite Beauty Liquid Lipstick Infuse
Overall, if you have been eyeing these shades, the formula or just because of the brand itself I highly recommend it! 

*These products were provided for my review, links are affiliate. All opinions are my own. 
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Monday, 10 July 2017

3 Looks 1 Palette Urban Decay Naked Heat

3 looks 1 palette using urban decay naked heat
I've had tons of requests to show a few ways to use the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. I've reviewed the palette already on my blog, see that here. To find out what else is on my face/eyes see my YouTube video 3 Looks 1 Palette Urban Decay Naked HeatThe looks below are completely unedited to show true colour. 

Easy Daytime Look: Chaser, Low Blow, Sauced, Ounce, Lumbre 
urban decay naked heat tutorial easy

Monochromatic Matte Look: Ounce, Cayenne, He Devil 
urban decay naked heat palette tutorial matte

Deep with a Pop of Colour: Ounce, En Feugo, Ashes, Scorched Lumbre 
urban decay naked heat palette tutorial dark skin

Have you purchased this palette or will you be?

 
*This product was sent for my review, some links are affiliate. All opinions are my own! 
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