August 2018 | Samantha Jane

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Wet n Wild Zodiac Lip Gloss Swatches


Wet n Wild Zodiac Lip Glosses
Wet n Wild Zodiac Collection has launched! It's now available on their website and exclusively at Walmart US, sadly this one isn't coming to Canadian stores. If you do want to pick it up you can grab it on the Wet n Wild website. If you'd like to see the Wet n Wild Zodiac collection in action I have a full try-on and review video. You can also see my blog post all about the Wet n Wild Zodiac Highlighter and Zodiac Eyeshadow Palettes

Today we're chatting about the Wet n Wild Zodiac Lip Glosses. I think these are super fun! If you are looking to grab something with your sign or as a gift these are a super affordable way to do it. The lip glosses retail for $2.93 at walmart.com. The formula is nice, more on the thin side but they don't slip around too much. I haven't played much with the deeper shades, I don't love dark glosses but they have a pretty short lasting time. As to be expected from a light gloss. There are some super unique shades that would make great lipstick toppers. 
Wet n Wild Zodiac Lip Gloss Swatches
Overall, I really like these. If you like your sign or even someone else's grab it! I mean I'm an aquarius but capricorn is my fave shade.  

*These glosses were sent for my review, links are affiliate. 
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Saturday, 25 August 2018

Wet n Wild Zodiac Collection Eyeshadow Palette Swatches + Review

Wet n Wild Zodiac Eyeshadow Palettes
Wet n Wild Zodiac Collection has launched! It's now available on their website and exclusively at Walmart US, sadly this one isn't coming to Canadian stores. If you do want to pick it up you can grab it on the Wet n Wild website. If you'd like to see the Wet n Wild Zodiac collection in action I have a full try-on and review video. You can also see my blog post all about the Wet n Wild Zodiac Highlighters.
Wet n Wild Zodiac Earth Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild Zodiac Earth Eyeshadow Swatches
Today we're chatting specifically about the Wet n Wild Zodiac Collection Eyeshadow Palettes. There are 4 Color Icon palettes in the collection, Fire, Earth, Air and Water. These palettes retail for $4.68 on walmart.com which is an awesome deal. There are 6 shades in each palette. The Zodiac Eyeshadow Palettes are a little bit of a different shape than their newest design. They are in a wheel, with no separation between the shades and no mirror. 
Wet n Wild Zodiac Fire Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild Zodiac Eyeshadow Fire Swatches
Sadly, to me, these palettes are a miss. I have high standards when it comes to Wet n Wild shadows, they've always been such great quality! The packaging on is just inconvenient and hard to use. I hate when shadows don't have actual pans. Makes it harder than it should be to pick up individual shades. Also some shades are super big and others are tiny. In addition to that, there are no mattes. I need mattes! 
Wet n Wild Zodiac Air Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild Zodiac Air Eyeshadow Swatches
That being said, I really do like some of the shade combinations - they are unique. Earth is my favorite. In the Fire palette, although I love warm tones 2 of the shades are far too similar. The quality of the shades is quite good, my issue is more with the way they are laid out. 
Wet n Wild Zodiac Water Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild Zodiac Water Eyeshadow Swatches 
Overall, if you really like a shade combination and don't mind the packaging - go for it! Otherwise, I recommend picking up one of their permanent palettes which I think are so good.


*These palettes were sent for my review, links are affiliate. 
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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Sephora VIB Appreciation Sale 2018 Dates + Recommendations



Sephora VIB Appreciation Sale 2018 Dates:
Rouge: Fri August 24 to September 3: 20%
code:YESROUGE
VIB: August 30 to September 3: 15%
code: YESVIB
Insider:  August 30 to September 3: 10%
code: YESINSIDER

Sephora VIB Sale 2018 Recommendations:
Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin - incredibly natural finish, longwearing and great for oily skin! 
Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer - full coverage, not cakey, longwearing and .50 fl oz per bottle, that's tons of product! 
Becca Hydra Mist Set and Refresh Powder - feels wet on application!! Beyond the gimmick it's super smooth and lightweight. 
NARS Highlighter Fort de France & St. Barth's - beautiful glowy finish without highlighting too much texture on the skin, no glitter. 
Fenty Beauty Pro Filter Amplifying Eye Primer - helps to elongate the wear of eyeshadow and easy to work with, good for oily eyelids. 
Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette - love selection of shades, so many possibilities, shadows are good quality and packaging is sleek. 
MAC Cosmetics - great time to save on MAC now that it's at Sephora! 
Lancome Prismatic Plump Lip Gloss - iridescent finish but not too metallic, not sticky but longwearing, really juicy finish. 
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick - looks like a lipstick but has a very glossy, juicy look on the lips. 
Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Serum - great to smooth textured skin and leave it more radiant. 
Drunk Elephant C Firma Serum - full of vitamin c to help firm and brighten the skin. 
Guerlain Mon Guerlain - very balanced scent, not too fruity, spicy or sweet, longwearing. 

*These links are affiliate, and most products were sent for my review. All opinions are my own - happy shopping! 
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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Wet n Wild Zodiac Highlighter Swatches

Wet n Wild Zodiac Highlighters 
Wet n Wild Zodiac Collection has launched! It's now available on their website and exclusively at Walmart US, sadly this one isn't coming to Canadian stores. If you do want to pick it up you can grab it on the Wet n Wild website. If you'd like to see the Wet n Wild Zodiac collection in action I have a full try-on and review video
Wet n Wild Zodiac Fire Highlighter
Wet n Wild Zodiac Earth Highlighter 
I plan to review the entire collection here on my blog but today we're chatting about the Zodiac MegaGlo Highlighting Bars and the MegaGlo Loose Highlighting Powder. In general, Wet n Wild makes some of my favorite highlighters at the drugstore. Not just because they are affordable either, the formula rivals high end. Super smooth, glowy and great shades. 
Wet n Wild Zodiac Air Highlighter
Wet n Wild Zodiac Water Highlighter 
What I love about Wet n Wild's collections is that they don't sacrifice quality when launching specialty and limited edition collections. The Wet n Wild Zodiac Highlighters are great, that same quality in fun, zodiac themed packaging. The bars are my favorites, in general I tend to prefer their pressed over loose powder - less glitter. 
Wet n Wild Zodiac Highlighter Swatches
Of all the highlighting bars my favourite shades are Fire and then Earth. These retail for $6.99. Fire has a gorgeous warm underdone that is more copper, great for a deeper skin tone. Earth is a true gold, which I always love! For me, Air is a little too light - but great if you have a more fair skin tone with pink undertones.  Water, is a miss, in my opinion. Blue highlights aren't for me, I actually didn't mind their blue mega glo highlight from last year but this one just has too much depth. I haven't tried it on my skin but I'd assume it would look bruise-ish. 
Wet n Wild Zodiac Loose Highlighter
The Wet n Wild Zodiac MegaGlo Loose Highlighting Powder in Written in the Stars, this one wasn't for me either. This retails for $5.99. Again, personal preference, it has a light pink frosty tone which is just too light for my skin. It also contains slight glitter which I don't love, but I think it could be great on the body! 
Wet n Wild Zodiac Loose Highlighter Swatches
Overall, I highly recommend the highlighting bars - great texture, shades, and so affordable! Will you be picking up anything from this collection? 

 

*This collection was sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate. 

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Saturday, 11 August 2018

WIN: Cool Way Ice Cream!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

- Open to Canadian residents only, it's not sold anywhere else! 
- Contest closes August 19/2018
- Must be age of majority or have parent's permission 
- No giveaway accounts 
- Do not contact me asking to win or you will be disqualified 
- You have 72 hours to respond to my message saying you're a winner 
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Thursday, 9 August 2018

WIN The Balm Jour Creamy Lip Stains!




- Open Internationally 
- Contest closes August 16/2018
- Must be age of majority or have parent's permission 
- No giveaway accounts 
- Do not contact me asking to win or you will be disqualified - You have 72 hours to respond to my message saying you're a winner 
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Monday, 6 August 2018

New Covergirl TruNaked Palettes Swatches 2018

New Covergirl Makeup 2018
Covergirl has launched a new line of just about everything, foundation, concealer, face and eye palettes. See the entire collection in my Covergirl 2018 Launch Video. Today we are chatting about their TruNaked Eyeshadow Palettes.
Covergirl TruNaked Dazed Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
I've always been a fan of the Covergirl TruNaked Eyeshadow Palettes, I thought they were incredible quality when they first launched a few years ago. Drugstore eyeshadow palettes can be pretty crappy in my opinion but those were great. That being said, they lacked mattes which almost all drugstore palettes do for some reason? That's what makes the latest iteration of the Tru Naked Palettes  great, mattes, and warm shades. 
Covergirl TruNaked Peach Punch Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
These palettes for the most part are dupes for high end palettes. I've talked about my thoughts on drugstore brands playing copycat time and time again so I'll leave it. If you'd like to see the dupes posts I've covered those for both the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Dupe and Anastasia Modern Renaissance Dupe
Covergirl TruNaked Sunsets Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
Oveall, highly recommend these palettes. I think they are great, drugstore or not the quality is there! If you're in the market for something affordable, travel friendly or just want to grow your collection these are a great option. 
Covergirl TruNaked Chocoholic Eyeshadow Palette Swatches


*Covergirl Palette was sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate. 
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Sunday, 5 August 2018

Too Faced Peach Palette Dupe: Covergirl TruNaked Peach Punch Palette

Covergirl Peach Punch Palette Too Faced Peach Palette Dupe! 
Covergirl has launched a new line of just about everything, foundation, concealer, face and eye palettes. See the entire collection in my Covergirl 2018 Launch Video. Today we are chatting about one palette specifically the Covergirl Peach Punch Palette
Covergirl TruNaked Peach Punch Palette 
I've always been a fan of the Covergirl TruNaked Eyeshadow Palettes, I thought they were incredible quality. Drugstore eyeshadow palettes can be pretty lame in my opinion but these are great. Same can be said for the latest launch of these palettes that they released. Actually, they are even better because there are more warm and matte shades! 
Covergirl Peach Punch Swatches 
The Covergirl Peach Punch Palette looked like it was a dupe or at least an attempted dupe for the Too Faced Peach Palette. This palette is also lightly peach scented, nothing that sticks around too much. 
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Dupe - Covergirl Tru Naked Peach Punch 
In my opinion, the Covergirl Peach Punch Eyeshadow Palette is a close dupe for the Too Faced Peach Palette. Glaring difference is that the Covergirl has less shades so you are missing shades, the green which would make the palette even more versatile. That being said I don't really miss the green. I think if you were intrigued by the Too Faced Peach Palette but never pulled the trigger and wanted similar shades this could be great. Sometimes larger palettes can be overwhelming so this gives you less shades to work with. 

*Covergirl Palette was sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate. 
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Saturday, 4 August 2018

L'Oreal Paradise Enchanted Collection

L'Oreal Paradise Enchanted Collection 
L'Oreal recently launched the Paradise Enchanted collection, inspired by Nectarines. Yum! I have a full review with demos and swatches on my YouTube channel if you'd like to see it in action.  This collection also includes a new lash primer which is fantastic, I love both L'Oreal's primers! 
L'Oreal Paradise Enchanted Eyeshadow Palette
L'Oreal Paradise Enchanted Blush Fantastical
L'Oreal Paradise Enchanted Blush Bashful
L'Oreal Paradise Enchanted Eyeliners 
*These products were sent for my review, all opinions are my own. 
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Friday, 3 August 2018

New Rimmel Makeup 2018!

Wear all Rimmel, Magnif'eyes Spice Palette, Breathable Foundation, Kate Palettes, Stay Matte Lip! 
Rimmel has released a ton of new (great) products. Always love to see great launches at the drugstore. Makes it more accessible and affordable for us all. If you'd like to see these products in action check out my New Rimmel 2018 Video, I also have a blog post on the Rimmel Magnf'eyes Spice Edition Palette. I thought I'd swatch a few of the products today so you can see what you may want to pick up. In all honesty I did not like the initial Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palettes, but I recommend these! 
Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette Blush

Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette Bronze
Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette Highlight 


*These products were sent for my review, all opinions are my own. 
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Thursday, 2 August 2018

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Underpainting Color Correction Palette


Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Underpainting Palette 
 Make Up For Ever more or less always impresses me, they can do no wrong! Recently they released they Make Up For Ever Underpainting Color Correcting Palette. It claims to have "shade ranges for a perfectly even, primer complexion with long-lasting wear." If you like the HD Stick from MUFE this is the same formula. 
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Underpainting 40 Tan 
The Make Up For Ever Underpainting Color Correction Palette comes in 6 shades, which doesn't sound like much but the range truly goes from very fair to very deep. It retails for $53 CAD at Sephora. Each palette has 4 shades, some to colour correct and some to conceal. That packaging is nice and sleek as well, wether you are buying it for personal use or sticking it in your kit as an MUA. 
Make Up For Ever Underpainting Color Correcting Palette
I use 40 Tan in which the dark peach counteracts dark circles with blue undertones, yellow ochre events to correct redness and then the conceal shades do just that. I find it to be a really good match for my skin-tone. 
Make Up For Ever Underpainting 40 Tan 
The texture on the Make Up For Ever Color Correcting Palette is really nice too. It's not too dry or too creamy, I might not use it under my eyes but it's great for the face. I use light layers and build where I need it, and have had no problems with blending or lasting powder. Highly recommend this palette, like I said MUFE makes incredible, high quality products. 
Make Up For Ever Underpainting Tan 40 Swatches 
*This product was sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate. 
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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Concealer Shade Match

Too Faced Born this Way Concealer 
The Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Concealer is one of my fave new concealers! I thought I'd swatch it next to some other good shade matches to help you pick your shade. If you want to see my full review and demo check it out on my YouTube Channel. You can see more shades of the concealer swatched in yesterday's blog post
Too Faced Born This Way Concealer Shade Match/ Shade Comparisons
tarte Shape Tape Medium 
Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define C8
Urban Decay Naked Skin Medium Neutral 
Too Faced Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer Warm Beige 
NARS Creamy Concealer Ginger 
Colourpop No Filter Medium 26 
Too Faced Born this Way Radiant Medium Tan 

*This product was sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate. 
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