I’m sure a large number of people remotely interested in beauty products has seen an ad or two with those peely lipsticks or brow “tattoos”. I won’t lie, although I know all those products are too good to be true, that hasn’t stifled my interest in them whatsoever. The idea of semi-permanent makeup, especially for lips and brows, is very appealing to me since I’m the person who wishes that their lips are an unnatural shade of red and loves the look of full-on bushy, unruly brows. A product I’ve come across which kind of sits within this realm of semi-permanency is the Urban Decay Inked Brow Gel. This is a type of brow product I’ve never tried before, so I felt the urge to try it and review it for all of you to fulfill my ongoing quest to finding the best brow products to rule them all. Keep reading to see if this was all that and a bag of potato chips!Continue reading “REVIEW | Urban Decay Inked Brow”
Somewhat recently, I noticed that MAC released some new lip products, a line called Shot of Colour lip oils. Lip oils generally are products I enjoy as they are moisturizing, not as shiny as a gloss but certainly more comfortable and less sticky, and bonus points if they have a decent tint to them. These seemed to fit the bill, so I picked up three shades: Punch-Drunk Love, which is described as a ‘soft pinkish coral’, Hit Me Up, described as ‘deep mauvey rose’, and Let’s Go Streakin!, described as ‘terracotta red’. As always, read on for some swatches, comparisons to other MAC lipstick shades, and a few thoughts.Continue reading “REVIEW | MAC Shot of Colour Lip Oil”
Keeping the Pat McGrath train going here on Girl & Vanity, today I wanted to share some thoughts and swatches of the new (I think?? maybe NEW-ISH) Mothership VIII palette in ‘Divine Rose II’. Before I purchased this one, I already had the Mothership V palette in ‘Bronze Seduction’, which is of a similar warm, glittery vibe. I’ll admit, my interest for the Divine Rose II palette was lukewarm at first. But then came the onslaught of all the glittery and sparkly swatches from YouTube and Instagram! I don’t know what it is about Pretty Shiny Things™ that triggers my lizard brain, all I know is that it is what has brought us here today. So, did the power of social media and the almighty hype machine deliver? Read on to see for yourself!Continue reading “REVIEW | Pat McGrath Mothership VIII: Divine Rose II Palette”
Bronzers are staples in my every day routine. I can’t remember the last time I went without it, but I can’t imagine ever doing so again. It’s one of those steps that really makes all the difference when you feel like your face needs a little somethin-somethin. While preparing for this review, I took some before-and-after pictures with a full face of makeup on sans bronzer; getting ready and looking at the photos really solidified how important bronzer was, in my opinion! So today, I wanted to discuss a new bronzer which NARS came out with, the NARS Vallarta bronzer. So without further ado, let’s get into my thoughts!