Mini Haul and Review: Coloured Raine Liquid Lipsticks, Sacha Buttercup Powder and more

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After lusting over some of these items for months, I finally convinced myself to get them. I am happy with EVERYTHING I got (yassssssss). My favorite thing out of all the products are the Coloured Raine liquid lipsticks, OMG … just OMG. I am burning with excitement to tell you guys about these lippies. Let’s just get into this haul!

Coloured Raine Liquid Lipstick

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Mars– This is probably Coloured Raine’s most popular color in the liquid lipsticks. Seriously, I have heard so many people on YouTube and Instagram rant and rave about this color. I must admit…it’s worth the hype. I was really stepping out of my comfort zone when purchasing this color (let’s just say, I love my reds and purples). However, I am so happy I decided to give this color a try because it’s gorgeous. Mars is a bright color but can be toned down with lip liner. This color is currently sold out on Coloured Raine’s website (not sure when they will be restocking), but can also be purchased on Ricky’s NYC. The liquid lipstick retails for $16.50 on Coloured Raine’s website and $17.00 on Ricky’s. SN: Please excuse my eyebrows in the photo below, they are in the process of growing (a story for another time… haha).

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Cherry Blossom–  This lipstick right here y’all, this lipstick right here is… EVERYTHING. After reading this, I highly suggest you go place an order…. and yes, it’s really that serious. If you love a red lip with a blue undertone, then you will love this color. This color wears BEAUTIFULLY on darker skin but anyone could SLAY in this color. I could probably make a whole blog post ranting about the majestical powers of this lipstick, but instead I will just convince you to buy it.  I’ve actually started to fall in love with liquid lipsticks these past couple of months, and I think Coloured Raine actually has one of the best liquid matte formulas. When wearing the lipstick I didn’t experience any patchiness or crumbling, like I have with other liquid lipsticks. I really can say I like the company! I didn’t experience any problems and my order came within the week I placed it. The liquid lipstick retails for $16.50.

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^photo from Colouredraine.com

Sacha Buttercup Powder

Confession: I only bought this product because Jackie Aina raves about it all the time on her YouTube channel. I had super high hopes for this product, and the product DELIVERED. The Sacha Buttercup Powder is the BOMB!!! Honestly, I don’t know what more I can say other than that. For those of you who don’t know, this powder is a setting powder. A lot of people compare this setting powder to Ben Nye’s Banana Powder. Both products work the same, but Sacha’s Buttercup Powder works better for African Americans because the powder has more of a yellow undertone. What I love about the Buttercup Powder is the matte finish you get and it makes your makeup pop. For example, I only use the setting powder under my eyes and it brightens them up. Oh, and the shipping on this baby was fast (it only took 3 days to deliver). The Sacha Buttercup Powder retails for $20.00.  I did insert a picture of the Buttercup Powder below because I wanted to show you guys how yellow the powder is.

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Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

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I haven’t gotten a chance to play around with these eyeshadows. I’ve only swatched them, but so far I am impressed! The eyeshadows are only $6.00 a piece and are super pigmented. I got the colors Bitten and Crème Brulee. Bitten is described as a matte deep maroon red and Crème Brulee is described as medium sand color with a matte finish. So far, I’m really impressed with these eyeshadows. I will be posting looks with these shadows soon, keep your eyes open!

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M.A.C Vamplify Lipgloss

Another product that I haven’t fully worn yet. I did swatch the lipgloss on my lips once and was happy with the results. I will say, I prefer liquid lipsticks over glosses. However, one thing I really liked about the M.A.C Vamplify gloss is the color payoff. I got the gloss in the color Modern Drama and love it. Modern Drama wears as a deep burgundy (perfect for fall) and the formula is thick. I really like how thick the formula is because I don’t like a gloss that wears sheer. The gloss retails for $20.00.

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Bare Minerals Tinted Mineral Veil

Bare Mineral’s Mineral Veil isn’t new to me but this is my first time using the tinted version. I stopped using the original Mineral Veil because I felt it made my skin look ashy. The tinted version is slightly darker then the original but if you have dark skin then it will go on clear.  I have no complaints, I love using it. If you have oily skin, I would say something like this is a must. I carry it in my makeup bag to touch up any oily spots on my face. Bare Mineral’s Tinted Mineral Veil retails for $21.00.

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Product Review: Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water and more

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Do I even have to give a review on the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette? We all know the Naked Palettes are done to perfection… However, if you are still on the fence about the newest Naked Palette then please keep reading and then go buy one! Aside from the new Naked Palette, I also tried the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water (travel size) and bought a new sparkly Macbook case (yes, I know this is not beauty but couldn’t resist sharing).

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eye Palette

Let me just start off by saying, I love this palette. I adore all the colors, but the brown color “Whisky” has got to be my favorite (talk about the perfect chocolate smokey eye). I’m also in love with this palette because it is brown skin friendly (YASSSS). A lot of times I stay away from cooler toned eyeshadows because such colors make women with darker skin look ashy, but this is not the case with these eyeshadows. The colors are super rich and pigmented which is perfect for divas with darker skin. The palette is prefect for women who are always on the go because it can fit right in your purse.

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Look how beautiful these colors are!  There’s so many looks you can come up with. I would highly recommend purchasing this palette if you haven’t. The colors stay on and they don’t smudge which is awesome. I also love the brushes that come with the Naked Palettes. Here is the brush that came with this one:

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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

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I must admit, I was a little nervous to try this product. As mentioned before in my post about skincare, I have really sensitive and oily skin which means my face is prone to break outs. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find no break outs from this product. Now, there are a couple ways to use this product according to the reviews I’ve read. One way to use this product is to apply it before applying makeup. Another way is spraying the primer water after applying makeup. Lastly, some apply the primer water before AND after applying makeup. However, I like to apply the product after I finish my makeup. What I really like about the Primer Water is that it’s a spray and it leaves my makeup looking clean and flawless, it’s the piece that pulls all of your makeup together.This product is perfect for people with sensitive skin because it doesn’t have any oil, silicone or alcohol. The travel size bottle is the one shown in the picture and it retails for $16.00. If  you are skeptical about trying this, I would purchase the travel size bottle before making the $32.00 commitment to the full size bottle.

 Embrishop Glitter Macbook Case

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I couldn’t resist reviewing this Macbook case I got from the Embrishop on Etsy.com. This isn’t a beauty item but it is something that every fashion/beauty blogger needs to have for their Macbook! These cases are so beautiful and fun. The cases come in a variety of different colors and are $47.00. There are two pieces included, the top glitter case and the bottom clear case. These cases are handmade and are great quality. I’ve gotten so many compliments on this case and you can see the sparkles from miles away.