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I found this in the Maybelline display at the grocery store here and I was immediately intrigued, especially since I have been loving purple a lot the past year or so. I haven’t had a proper blush in ages because I feel like my cheeks shine through no matter what so I decided on purchasing this one. It also comes with a highlighting shade so it was kind of a twofer. The idea of it, as told by the backside of the packaging is to use the blush, then highlight on top of it to give a different effect, apparently.

In the pan, the highlighter looks really pale, but when I swatched it, as you can see below, it looks more golden than white. For me, that is kind of a problem since I’m really pale and golden shades doesn’t suit me too well. The other shades look gorgeous though, there’s a good variety between shades, one pink-ish, one light purple and one that looks a lot deeper.

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The blushes are very pigmented, so you would have to be careful when applying it. I used a round contour brush to apply it the first time because my blush brush had been used for highlighter previously and I didn’t want to wash it. By using that I pretty much just stamped a circle of color onto my cheeks and I looked like a clown. You can also see in the picture below that the palette has a lot of fallout so be careful when using a brush to apply it. I only gently swiped into the color and that was how much came out, a bit more than what I’m used to from other Maybelline products. I guess it makes up for it by being super pigmented.

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All in all I found it to be a good enough blush, the highlight was too dark so I resorted to using it on my eyes along with the purple shades instead. The colors blend really well so they are ideal for being used as an eye shadow too.. So this is technically a three-fer palette then, blush, highlight and eye shadow in one!

Have you tried this before? What do you think about it? 

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Sounds rather sticky, right?

I have both heard about and seen people use their lipstick or lip tint as a blush but I have never really wanted to try it.. Mostly because it sounds awfully sticky and I’m honestly not great at blending at all. Most of my lipsticks are purple too so I end up looking super flushed, as you can see in the picture below. I used to have a lip tint that doubled as a blush but I think I had an allergic reaction to it so I threw it out sometime earlier this year.

From what I found when researching this, you could either apply the lipstick directly onto your cheeks, or use your fingers to blot your lips after application and then dab whatever you blot off onto your cheeks afterwards. I tried just applying it directly onto my cheeks, and boy, did I not know how much or little I needed. My first attempt made me end up looking like a clown, but with a little bit of practice I ended up with what you can see below. It’s not the worst, but certainly not the best either as I could blend it out more to make it look natural. The downside with doing that though is that it wouldn’t show up as well in pictures, and how could I illustrate what I did without that?

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(The lipstick I used is Mauve Mania by Maybelline)

I’m not sure if it is a trend I would continue to follow, especially not since my cheeks are naturally flushed anyways. It doesn’t really matter how much foundation I put on top because somehow the redness shines through anyways. Luckily it’s not the brightest red in the world but it is enough to be noticed.

I think I honestly would rather invest in a proper blusher instead. I do prefer powders to the feeling of sticky lipstick on my cheeks so it’s not really any big decision I need to make. Would you use your lipstick as a blush if you’re in a pinch? Or is this something you do already? Let me know! I’m curious to read your answers.

Monthly favorites: September

September 29, 2017 — 11 Comments

♥ Lush None Of Your Beeswax Lip Balm

This was another birthday gift from the lovely Storm. It’s a solid lip balm that reacts to your body heat when you use your fingers to apply it. It smells like lemons, vanilla and mandarin and it feels so moisturizing and nice on the lips. It’s the first lush lip balm I have tried and I’m really impressed!

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♥ Batiste Dry Shampoo “Sassy & Daring – Wild”

This was a birthday gift from my sister and I have always wanted to try it. I have sworn by the cherry scented one for a while but boy, I love this one so much! It has kind of a “masculine” scent, not really sure exactly what it is, but it’s great. It goes really well with my Smuggler’s soul perfume too, which is very woodsy.

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♥ Maybelline Mauve Mania Lipstick

When I thought I couldn’t have any more mauve lipsticks, I found another one from Maybelline’s collection. This one is just a standard mauve lipstick, but it’s still pretty. It has a way brighter color than what Galactic and Magic mauve has so it’s more of a ‘special occasion’ lipstick for me than an everyday lipstick.

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♥ RWBY

RWBY is an american anime web series created by Monty Oum (Rest in peace) and it’s produced by Rooster Teeth. It follows the stories of Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long and their fights against moral dilemmas, monsters and other evil beings. The show has been running since 2013 and has become quite a hit in both the western world and in Japan and it has now a Japanese dub and is recognized as a true anime over there, as opposed to the “cartoon” image it has elsewhere. I recently started over from the beginning and it’s a very emotional experience. I’d recommend this for anyone who’s interested in Anime and want something new to watch.

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♥ Zayde Wølf & Ruelle – Walk through the fire


♥ Neon Hitch – I know You Wannit


♥ Zayn ft Sia – From dusk till dawn

 

What have you been loving in September?

If you have a post about it, feel free to leave a link below.

 

I noticed it had been a while since I last did a Top 5 (June 30th, wow!), so I figured it was time for one! I did a post on my favorite lip products last summer (probably one earlier this year too), and it has changed a bit since then so a new one was in order! Feel free to share your favorite products in the comments, I’d really like to read about them ♥

  1. Maybelline – Galactic Mauve LipstickLook at how little I have left of it! I rarely ever finish a lipstick, but I have been using this one almost every day since I purchased it. Luckily I’m still as in love with it now as I was back then. I have two other varieties of mauve shades I have to finish before I’m going to repurchase this, but it will definitely be repurchased in the future.

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  2. NYX – Devil’s Food Cake Butter Gloss This is honestly a gloss that I probably never will tire of. It smells so sweet, so good and it feels really comfortable on the lips. It’s not a sticky gloss, it doesn’t last forever but I honestly don’t mind reapplying it. Also, can you tell that I love purple? 😉 If I could, I would wear purple lipsticks/glosses at all times. I initially expected this one to be very dark, since the bottle is exactly that, but it’s not bad at all even though it’s lighter than what I thought.

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  3. Makeup Revolution – Lip Euphoria Liquid Lipstick from Ultimate Reds KitOh hey, something that is not purple! This one is more of a dusty rose. It doesn’t dry down matte, but it’s not exactly shiny either. It looks really pretty and it has a fairly good longevity, considering the lip kit it comes in costs around £3. I love using this when I need a more “natural” look.

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  4. Australian Gold – 30 spf Lip BalmThis is one of the best smelling lip balms I have owned, apart from any smelling like vanilla. This smells like a minty orange drink and it’s great. I also love that it has spf, I have used this frequently over the summer, even though we haven’t really had any sunny weather. ( I do wear spf during winter too, don’t worry!)

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  5. Blistex – Lip Relief CreamA true lifesaver when you have really chapped lips or cold sores. This guy cools down, moisturizes, nourishes, tingles and makes your lips feel so good! It kinda tastes like tooth paste, but I can get past that since it works so well! A little goes a long way with this, you’d end up with white lips if you apply too much.. I speak from experience!

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What are your favorites?

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Monthly favorites: July

July 31, 2017 — 4 Comments

♥ Maybelline – Galactic Mauve

This is one of Maybelline’s many beautiful Mauve shades ( I currently own three of them). I wrote a post about it a while ago and you can find it if you click here.

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♥ L’Oreal Le Khol Midnight Black Eyeliner

A wonderfully pigmented eyeliner. It doesn’t smudge much and it stays in place all day! I’m really, really happy with how it looks on my eyes. When it’s sharpened it can even draw a beautiful, thin and sharp winged liner.

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♥ Makeup Revolution Baked Vivid Highlighter in Peach Lights

This is a beautiful baked highlighter! It looks very natural at first application but it is definitely possible to build it up to being a blinding highlight. It has a peach sheen to it and I love wearing it because it makes me look all glowy and nice.

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♥ “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer 

You can find my book recommendation here, and it’s also mentioned in this post. This quickly turned out to be the beginning of a love for the whole series. I talk more about it in my “What I read in July” post. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy/YA novels.

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♥ PVRIS – Only love (acoustic) 

I’m so happy that I was introduced to this band, been listening every day! I think I could just pick any song from their White Noise album to feature here.

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So that was my absolute favorites for the month of July! What have you loved this month?

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