Friday, August 29, 2014

Starlooks Cream Blush in Pain Killer | Swatches & Review

I bought this Cream Blush ages ago! I purchased the shade Fallen Angel with the coupon code I was given for subscribing for 3 months straight. And then I ended up getting the exact same shade in my Starbox the following month. I contacted Starlooks customer service, and they were super great about the whole thing. They let me exchange it for a different color. It was super easy. Thanks Starlooks!

Packaging: It comes in the standard white Starlooks packaging. Nothing fancy. Just simple white packaging. The product packaging is round, sturdy clear plastic.

Price: One single cream blush retails for 17.00$ on the Starlooks website. Everything you order, though, comes with free shipping.

Color: The shade I got is Pain Killer. This blush is absolutely gorgeous! I would describe the color as a bold, bright, rusty orange. It's also matte, which I feel like is rare for a cream blush, but then again, I don't own a ton of cream blushes.

Texture: It's so creamy! It's super emollient. I have zero complaints about how this product feels.

Overall: I am in love with this blush. It is definitely more of a summer color, but this is something I can see myself wearing all year long. I love orange blush. It does leave a slight stain, and it can be built up a bit. I think it would look gorgeous paired with their Powder Blush in the shade Sex on the Beach.

Kiss, Kiss.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Love & Beauty by Forever 21 Lipstick

It has been soooo long since I've posted anything! If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that life has been kicking my butt lately, but now I'm back with some new stuff for you guys. Now, let's get to what you came here for.

Packaging: This lipstick, like the other F21 lip products, comes in a sleek black cardboard outer package with gold lettering. I have no complaints about how to product is presented on the shelf. It's simple and cute. The tube has a very sleek presentation, but it's made of cheap plastic. I know this will get broken if I take it with me anywhere.

Price: It's so cheap! I found this in stores for only 3.80$! That is a steal for any lip product.

Color: I love this color. It's right up my alley. The shade is Berry, and the name is very fitting. It's a warm, berry, mauve with a slight gold shimmer. In swatching it and putting it on the lips, the gold reflects don't show up.

Scent: Typical vanilla smell. I'm not surprised, but I'm not displeased.

Texture: The packaging has the words "creme lipstick" printed on the side. That says it all. It's very creamy. I love the texture. It's a satin/glossy finish, and it doesn't leave the lips dry.

Overall: I would absolutely purchase more shades from this line. The lipstick was the only thing I bought, because I'm skeptical of the other things from the line, but we shall see. This is a product I would wear with a lip liner. They staying power isn't that great, and it does not leave a stain.

Kiss, Kiss.