Monday, January 26, 2015

LA Splash Lip Couture Femme Fatale Collection Review

Hey everyone! Ruby here with another swatch and review blog post! This is for the LA Splash liquid lipsticks that were part of the Femme Fatale limited edition collection. Recently LA Splash announced that these lipsticks are permanent and now can be see with the other permanent lipsticks. All are available on the LA Splash website for 11.98 each. Feel free to use our LA Splash coupon code for 10% off your next purchase: AFFILIATE-SFHTHZ

These 5 lipsticks are all unique shades and I absolutely love them! They did come with a shea butter that can be used to remove the liquid lipsticks. But now if you buy any 5 liquid lipsticks they will throw in the shea butter for free. I did feel like the shea butter moisturized my lips but I didn't feel like it completely took off the lipstick. I did read that you should let it sit for a little while on your lips but even then it didn't take it all off. But I would still use it if my lips needed a little TLC.

Onto the swatches. I paired the lipsticks with lip liners and without. There were some that I felt didn't need a lip liner and some that did. You can change the color of the lipsticks by applying a different colored lip liner. It's very fun to play around with these and get a shade that you feel suits you the best. As usual my pro and con list will be at the very bottom! Thank you for stopping by and I will talk to you all in the next one!


Left to Right: Ghoulish, Phantom, Malevolent, Vindictive, Venom + Shea Butter


Ghoulish
Ghoulish with MAC Stone lip liner

Phantom
Phantom with OCC Hoochie lip liner

Malevolent
Malevolent with Milani Sugar Plum

Vindictive
Vindictive with a navy Tarte EmphasEYES liner
 
Venom
Venom with MAC Smolder eyeliner


Sidenotes:
-Vindictive and Venom are the thickest out of all the lipsticks and the most opaque. So you won't need a lot of product when applying these.
-Malevolent least opaque but with a couple coats it can get there.
-Shea butter softened my lips but did not completely remove the lipstick.
-Vindictive was more blue than grey as depicted on the LA Splash website.
-I feel like all of them dry to a matte satin finish.


PROS
- All great colors
- Long lasting
- Easy to apply
- Venom and Vindictive don't need a lip liner
- Ghoulish by far my favorite. Love the color and the color payoff, especially for a neutral color.
- Not sticky or too drying
- Not limited edition yay!

CONS
- Can accentuate lip lines
- Hard to remove (unless oil based makeup remover is used)
- Malevolent needs a lip liner underneath and a couple coats to get opaque
- Phantom can get patchy if you let it dry before you finish applying


Overall 9.5/10
Deducted half a point for Malevolent he he



*All products purchased with my own money. We are affiliates of LA Splash Cosmetics but we give our 100% honest opinion*

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Disney's Enchanted Queen Narissa Makeup

Hey everyone Ruby here with another makeup tutorial! This look is inspired by Queen Narissa, the villain in Disney's Enchanted. This was a contest entry for LA Splash Cosmetics on Instagram. Check us out on Instagram to see our posts for the contest! I decided to not recreate everything from her makeup and kind of just go with my own version. If you do decide to recreate this makeup for cosplay or a costume all you would need to do is add the longer bottom lashes and the blush. Of course an amazing costume to go with it. I hope you enjoyed the video and I will see you in the next one!

Full list of products:

Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Wet N Wild Eyeshadow - Brulee
Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES Pencil - Emerald
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow - Bella Emerald
Sleek Bad Girl Palette - Obnoxious & Innocence
LA Splash Sealer
LA Splash Crystalized Glitter - Tropical Lime
LA Splash Glitter - Purple Passion
Ben Nye Grande Lumiere Palette - Chartreuse & Amethyst
Fright Night Lashes - Wicked Witch (top lashes)
Miss Adoro Lashes - #43
Ardell Individual Lashes - Short Black
Revlon Colorstay Foundation
LA Girl Pro Concealer
Ben Nye Banana Powder
BH Cosmetics Forever Nude Sculpt and Glow Palette - Medium Deep
NYX Lip Liner - Dark Red
LA Splash Lip Couture - Malevolent
LA Splash Glitter - Cancun Beach
















Thursday, January 8, 2015

LA Splash Lip Couture Swatches & Review

Hey everyone Ruby here with another swatch and review post! This review is for the LA Splash Lip Couture liquid lipsticks. All are available on the LA Splash website for 11.98 each. Feel free to use our LA Splash coupon code for 10% off your next purchase: AFFILIATE-SFHTHZ 

All of these liquid lipsticks are superb and very long lasting. They are definitely kiss proof and can withstand eating. Below you will see the swatches of the lipsticks on their own and paired with lip liners. I wanted to show pictures of how I would wear them with similar colored lip liners. I was not a fan of Innocent Vixen alone but when I paired it with a nude pencil I was in love! I hope you all enjoy this review and remember my pro and con list will be at the very end! Thank you for stopping by! <3

From left to right: Till Midnight, Untamed, Hidden Desires, Poison Apple, 
Innocent Vixen, and Forbidden
A look at the applicator

Hidden Desires paired with OCC Hoochie lip liner
Hidden Desires (Purple pink)

 Forbidden paired with OCC Anime lip liner
Forbidden (Bubble gum pink)

Poison Apple paired with NYX Dark Red lip liner
Poison Apple (Orange based red)

Untamed paired with MAC Vino lip liner
Untamed (Redish brown)

Till Midnight paired with OCC NSFW lip liner
Till Midnight (Orange with a little redish undertone)

Innocent Vixen paired with Milani Nude lip liner
Innocent Vixen (pinkish nude)


Pros:
All great color payoff
Long lasting
Easily removed with oil based makeup remover
Easy to apply
Till Midnight and Poison Apple don't need a lip liner the most pigmented
Smudge proof 
Amazing with lip liners underneath
Colors can be changed with different lip liners

Cons:
Can accentuate lip lines
Hard to remove (unless oil based makeup remover is used)
Innocent Vixen needs a lip liner underneath
Somewhat pricey
NEED more colors in mah liiife ;-D



Overall 9/10




*All products purchased with my own money. We are affiliates of LA Splash Cosmetics but we give our 100% honest opinion*

Sunday, January 4, 2015

My Birthday Makeup

Going out for your birthday but don't know what makeup look to rock? My boyfriend LOVES to surprise me for my birthday and never tells me where were going. I love surprises but makeup wise I'm always like, what do I wear? Will I be overly done up or too toned down? Usually when this happens I tend to stick with neutral colors. Today's look is very warm, natural but with a bit of flare and glitter! I used an array of products but mostly affordable ones.

List of products:
Urban Decay Primer Potion, Eden
BH Cosmetics 2nd edition 120 palette
LA Splash eye shadow sealer (used as glitter glue)
Eye Kandy Taffy glitter
MAC Liquidlast, Point Black
Revlon Lash Potion mascara (not in video)
Nigel 605 lashes
MAC eye kohl, Teddy
MAC Dipdown fluidline (not in video)
MAC Pro Longwear Brow Set (not in video)
NYC Taupe Brow Pencil (not in video)
Physicians Formula BB Cream Concealer
LA Girl HD Pro Concealer
Revlon Nearly Naked foundation (not in video)
NYX Stay Matte Powder (not in video)
Urban Decay Baked Bronzer, Toasted
Makeup Geek blush, Infatuation
MAC Lip Pencil, Bodly Bare
Too Faced Lipstick, In the Buff





Sunday, December 28, 2014

Smoked Out Dramatic Eye Makeup | NYE Bound

Want a super dramatic smokey eye look for the New Year? Today's video is just for YOU! I used one of my favorite palettes, Saucebox Etude palette to achieve the perfect smoked out look for NYE! I know this might seem a bit over the top, but under the strobe light on the dance floor its perfect.

Full list of products:
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (not in video)
MAC Dipdown Fluidline (not in video)
NYC Taupe Brow Pencil (not in video)
MAC Quite Brunette Pro Longwear Brow Set (not in video)
Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion
Saucebox Etude palette
Stila Smudgestick Liner
Physicians Formula BB Cream Concealer (not in video)
LA Girl Pro Concealer (not in video)
Revlon Nearly Naked foundation (not in video)
Urban Decay Toasted Baked Bronzer (not in video)
Makeup Geek Infatuation blush (not in video)
Revlon Lash Potion Mascara
Nigel 605 lashes
Nigel 27 lashes
MAC Boldly Bare lip pencil
Revlon Snapdragon HD lipstick
MAC Honey Love lipstick



 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2014 Inspired Makeup

Hey everyone Ruby here with a makeup tutorial! I know it's been a long time since I've made a video but I'll definitely be making more now. Today's look is inspired by the makeup the models wore in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014. All the beautiful ladies had semi natural makeup with dewy and glowy skin. They also had a lot of contouring going on. I decided to do a greenish soft smokey eye with a pinky glossy lip. Some inspiration pictures will be down below. I hope you all enjoyed and I will see you in the next one!

Full list of products:

Face:
MUFE Foundation
Chanel Lumiere Foundation
MAC Fix +
LA Girl Pro Concealer
Youngblood Mineral Rice Setting Powder - Medium
BH Cosmetics Forever Nude Sculpt and Glow Contour Palette - Caress & Desire
The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer highlighting powder

Eyebrows:
Clinique Brow Pencil
MAC eyeshadow - Cork
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel

Eyes:
Milani Eye Primer
Lorac Mega Pro Palette - Copper & Deep Teal
MAC eyeshadow - Soft Brown & Embark
Wet N Wild eyeshadow - Brulee
Clinique Gel Liner
NYX Wonder Pencil - Medium
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder - Bella Sand
House of Lashes - Noir Fairy

Lips:
Milani Lip Pencil - Spice & Haute Pink
LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint - Blushing
The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer highlighting powder (highlight the center)







Monday, December 15, 2014

Once Upon A Time Series: Cruella DeVil

ONCE UPON A TIME won't be back till March 1st!? [Insert Crying Emoji] If you're super sad like me, we can tweet and cry together. This last episode of OUAT titled "Heroes & Villains" was definitely a tearjerker! I won't say anything to spoil it, but the bad bitches are back! Cruella, Maleficent & Ursula. I'm super bummed Yvette Nicole Brown couldn't be Ursula again, but she's super busy & this new Ursula looks good! Stay tuned for her makeup. For now I hope you enjoy my recreation of Cruella's makeup. Can't wait to see her in Storybrooke! Enjoy.

Full list of products:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Sleek Bad Girl palette: noir, underground, blade, innocence, obnoxious
Clinique gel liner
MAC Naked liner
Revlon Lash Potion mascara (off camera)
Red Cherry #82 lashes
Almay Clear Complexion foundation
Physicians Formula BB Cream Concealer
Chanel Universelle Powder
NARS Laguna Bronzer
MAC Gingerly blush
NARS Devotee highlight
MAC Cherry lip pencil
MAC Strange Journey lipstick