Beauty Haul: Urban Decay, Kat Von and Clinique, Glamglow

So I get a monthly subscription for a Sephora box. Each month many fabulous new products come to me in mini sizes for review. Sometimes it’s a hit sometimes it’s a miss. I’m on the search for a new subscription box so any suggestions are welcome. I like Sephora but I’d say that many of the products cater to certain skin care issues that I don’t have a big focus on like dry skin.

However, there are some hits. Here are my recent favs along with a quick review of urban decay naked pallet that I got separately.

Glamglow tinglexfoliate youth mud- this is perfect for exfoliating and making skin glow. For dry skin this is great. This also works for people like me who might get peely skin after overusing acne care products. s1463801-main-lhero

Nars velvet lip glide bound – This is beautiful against my skin. Has a very natural look; like a pinker version of my natural lip, but gives a hint of color with glam eyes. Not super long lasting but you maintain a color even after eating and drinking. Nars is pricey but might be worth the cost.

Clinique lip stain black honey- Although this shows up a bit reddish brown because it’s sheer it’s not overpowering and is another good lipstick for work or with a strong eye.





Black Honey



Urban Decay Naked Pallet – I really like this pallet. What made me pick it is that there were many reviews with women of color to show that it complemented darker skin tones nicely. I wanted more Smokey eye color options and this pallet has it.



Urban Decay Pallet and Nars Bound lipstick


Kat Von D Tattoo Liner- I am not a pro at lining my eyes but this is a great liner for doing a cat eye. The liner is bold so you don’t have to go over again and again. It also doesn’t wear off which is big for me since I have oily skin. I’ve heard good things about this makeup line so I’m curious to try more.



Kat Von D liner and Urban Decay eyeshadow



Lancome hypnose mascara- Since I don’t know how to put on fake lashes to save my life, I’m always searching for a mascara that will give me that look. This one is pretty darn close. Really just gives me that “done” look without putting too much effort into it.




Urban decay all nighter makeup setting spray- I usually stir clear of setting sprays because of my oily skin but decided to give this a whirl one night. I really liked it. I rocked a bold eye so I wanted my make up to stay in place. Not only did my make up stay but it didn’t make my skin oily. urban-decay

Hope this helps and if you have any subscription box recommendations let me know!



Beauty Haul: ColourPOP lips and eyes


I am doing another beauty haul post. This time on some recent colourpop items. If you don’t know about this beauty  line, you need to. High quality products for cheap prices. So here is what I got:


Lip Primer- Great as a base on lips from drying mattes and helps prevent feathering


Frick n Frack ultra satin lip. Feels almost like the mattes. Strong color and long lasting even after eating. grunge

Ellarie lippie stix- matte. Love this color. Not as matte as the ultra mattes but still pretty good. ellarie

Grunge lippie stix- Matte. Great every day color. Also not really matte or drying

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Super Shock eye shadows- they all fill smooth and creamy. The colors are super rich but they will wear down quickly as it’s not all that much in the little tubs as you might think. But for about $5 a pop, it’s worth it.

Weenie – Beautiful sparkly color, unfortunate name

Porter- Rich maroon

Mooning- Deep brown

Mittins- Almost a purple with a bit of sparkle

Here are the swatches in order from right to left


Already eyeing my next colourpop purchases but I’ll wait until I return. In the meantime going to try to perfect a smoky eye look with my goods!