Nail Polish Dupes!

Hey Everyone! Here are some nail polish dupes all Perfect Coat Nail Polish by JCat Beauty(PICTURES/SWATCHES/ DISCOUNT CODE BELOW)

Mango – a buttery pastel light yellow. Dupe for China Glaze “Lemon Fizz” ($7.50), and Orly “Lemonade” from 2010’s Spring “Sweet Collection” ($8.50). Lemon Fizz is more lemony and Lemonade is a bit brighter. Mango is a half shade to a shade lighter than both of these.

Neon Pink – a cotton candy hot pink. Dupe for Butter London “Primrose Hill Picnic” ($15.00) and OPI “If You Moust You Moust” ($8.00). Primrose Hill Picnic is more fuchsia and If You Moust You Moust is more pastel, and has a slight amount of lilac.

Victoria –  a lilac with green duochrome. Dupe for Zoya “Adina”. ($8.00)

I hope you guys found this useful. If you have any questions please leave a comment below.

You can get these nail polishes at http://www.jcatbeauty.com for $2.49 ! **Until March 15 2013, get 15% off using code spring15 ** 

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New JCat Beauty Eternal Shine Lip Glaze Swatches

Hey Guys! I recently received some more of the Eternal Shine Lip Glazes by JCat Beauty and wanted to share them with you! If you want to see some of the other ones I have, click here : http://wp.me/p2O2wx-5P

As mentioned before, I absolutely love these lip glosses. Not only are they are cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and lead-free, but the finish and longevity are excellent. They start off sheer when applied to the lips, but can easily be built up quite a bit.

The price is normally only $2.49, but right now you can get a 15% discount until March 15 2013 using the discount code spring15 on http://www.jcatbeauty.com

Here are the new ones I have : (PICTURES AND SWATCHES BELOW)

(SLG112) Rose – a muted hot pink with a mauve/rose undertone, slightly fuchsia

(SLG105) Amazing – a milky seashell pink nude

(SLG135) Rosey Sparkle – a barbie pink with heavy shimmer

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JCat Beauty Lipstick Review and Swatches

Hey Everyone! This post is all about the Fantabulous Lipsticks by JCat Beauty. These lipsticks are super smooth and creamy! They  have Vitamin E  in them so they are very moisturizing, which I love because I have very dry lips. When applied, they start out sheer, but can be built up into an extremely vibrant color. I love that you have the option of what intensity you want the color to be!

Although these lipsticks can be worn anywhere from sheer to vibrant, they are literally no fuss, just throw on and go. These colors don’t bleed or smudge, so you don’t need lip liner (unless you want to) or a mirror. They have a semi glossy finish, and stay on all day through eating, drinking, etc.

JCat Beauty is also a cruelty-free company! As if that wasn’t enough, their products are also hypoallergenic and lead-free, so everyone can wear them.

They are normally only $2.49, but right now you can get these 15% off with discount code spring15 until March 15 2013 at http://www.jcatbeauty.com 

Here are the ones I currently have : (PICTURES /SWATCHES BELOW)

(FL105) Prune – a nude mauve pink (similar to MAC Hot Gossip but more pink )

(FL127) Splashed Pink – a blue toned barbie pink with shimmer

(FL114) Wolfberry – a bright coral with a bit of orange

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MAC Lipgloss Collection and Swatches

Hello! This post is about my MAC Lipgloss Collection, which includes descriptions, pictures, and swatches. If you want to see my MAC Lipstick Collection, click here : http://wp.me/p2O2wx-6c

Here are the ones I currently have: (PICTURES BELOW)

LIPGLASS :

Pink Lemonade – a true “pink lemonade” shade; bright peach melon pink

Cultured – a perfect pink nude mauve *favorite*

Viva Glam VI – a pink brown mauve with apparent silver shimmer

Social Light – a sandy nude tan

Flight of Fancy – a cool deep blackened wine (Glamourdaze Collection )

Viva Glam Gaga – a milky baby pink, like a strawberry milkshake

Riviera Life – a bright carrot orange, slightly burnt/reddened (Hey Sailor Collection )

Vacant – a pearlescent light purple with pink/blue/green duo chrome  (Gareth Pugh Collection )

PLUSHGLASS :

Fullfilled – a sheer peach

On A Holiday – a sheer blue toned hot pink with purple-ish blue shimmer *favorite*

DAZZLEGLASS :

Lightly Prancing – a sandy light pink with gold shimmer

Spanking Rich – a medium raspberry with heavy silver and gold shimmer (Glitter and Ice Collection )

February 2013 Ipsy Bag

Hello! This month’s IPSY (My Glam) Bag wasn’t as great as usual, but I am still excited to try out some of the products. February’s bag came with :

*PICTURES BELOW*

a deluxe sample of Lash Cards

a sample set of Coastal Scents “In The Spotlight” eyeshadow set

a sample of the Pixi Flawless & Poreless face primer

a sample size Pop Beauty Smoky Lash Kapow mascara in Smoky Black

and a large sample of  a MICA Beauty Cosmetics black gel eyeliner

I really like the Coastal Scents eyeshadow set and can’t wait to try it out more. The color sunbeam is really gorgeous and reminds me of MAC’s Woodwinked, but more golden. The MICA gel liner is very black and inky, so I’m excited to try that out even though gel eyeliners aren’t my favorite. The Pop Beauty mascara looks pretty generic; the wand is just a basic volumizing style and the consistency is medium (not wet, not dry). The Pixi primer feels nice in that it is not greasy or extra silicony. I do like that it says it is oil free, hydrating, and hypoallergenic, but I still feel that my Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer is better. I probably will not try the Lash Cards because they seem messy and unnecessary.

Although I have been liking the addition of Coastal Scents eyeshadow samples, I hope that next month’s bag will contain more lip glosses like they did when it was still My Glam. Which bags do you like better? IPSY or the original My Glam?

 

 

MAC Lipstick Collection and Swatches

Hey Everyone! This post features my MAC Lipstick Collection. I am always adding new ones but these are the ones I have thus far. Overall, MAC lipsticks are great. They are nicely pigmented, semi long-lasting (it depends on the finish; some are more, some are less), and smell like sweet vanilla. There are so many colors and finishes to choose from, so you really can’t go wrong!If you want to see my MAC Lipgloss Collection, click here : http://wp.me/p2O2wx-6C

Here are the ones I have ( SWATCHES BELOW ) :

Nudes/Browns :

Viva Glam V – nude brown/plum with slight shimmer (lustre) *favorite*

Sequin – semi dark rose gold (frost)

Frenzy – burnt sunny tan (frost)

Pinks/Reds :

Angel – nude light baby pink/plum (frost)

Speed Dial – yellow toned medium pink (cremesheen)

Hot Gossip – nude light plum/pink (cremesheen) *favorite*

BombShell – yellow toned medium pink with gold shimmer (frost) *similar to Speed Dial*

Speak Louder – neutral hot pink with slight red undertone (cremesheen)

New Temptation – glossy cherry/fire engine red (sheen supreme)

Limited Edition :

Whirls & Twirls – sheer baby pink with heavy silver shimmer and gold pearl (glaze) { Glitter and Ice Collection 2011 }

Soft Sable – cool taupe (frost) { Glitter and Ice Collection 2011 }

Glamourdaze – medium plum (cremesheen) { Glamourdaze Collection 2012 } *favorite*

Maybelline Color Tattoo Review and Swatches

Hey Guys! This post is all about the Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows. I absolutely love these because they are super long wearing and come in different finishes. You can use them as a base for other eyeshadows or wear them alone and they look great all day. In my opinion they are basically super charged MAC paint pots. I find that the paint pots crease quickly and don’t work well on their own, but the Color Tattoos do! You can get them at the drugstore for about $7.00.

My favorites are:

(10) Fierce & Tangy – a bright slightly burnt orange color with a very small amount of gold shimmer. matte/satin finish

(45) Bold Gold – a golden khaki coin color with shimmer. satin/frost finish

(55) Inked in Pink – a rosey mauve pink color. metallic/frost finish

(70) Barely Branded – a champagne vanilla color. metallic/ frost finish (similar to Bare Study paint pot by MAC)

 

J.Cat Beauty Eternal Shine Lip Glaze Review and Swatches

Hey Everyone! Today I’m really excited to share the Eternal Shine Lip Glaze by J.Cat Beauty with you. These lip glosses are absolutely amazing! Before I get into the colors and such, I first need to say that one of the main reasons I love these products so much is because they are cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and lead-free! I’m so glad I’ve found a cruelty-free product that is exceptional quality, and not to mention very inexpensive. I have found you usually have to give up one of those things when finding beauty products, but with this brand, you get it all!

Right now I have four of the lip glazes which I purchased at IMATS L.A. this year. The pigmentation, longevity, and smoothness are all fantastic and I have been reaching for them almost everyday! You all know that I have very dry lips and these don’t flake or feather at all. I also love how I can eat and drink without having to touch up my lips a half dozen times like with most lip glosses, especially ones that are in the drugstore price range.

The ones I have currently are:

Carrot – a tangerine tan nude with slight gold shimmer

Thullian Pink – a light baby pink with a blue undertone and pink/silver sparkle

French Rose – a juicy melon pink with slight shimmer (this one is very similar to MAC’s Pink Lemonade)

Red Wine – a bright fuchsia with a blue/purple duo-chrome

Here are the pictures and swatches :

You can get these at http://www.jcatbeauty.com for $2.49 each.

Let me know which ones are your favorites!

BEST FOUNDATIONS EVER!

Hey guys! This post is all about foundations that I love. You should first know that I have very fair normal skin with acne scaring and occasional breakouts. These are in numerical order with number one being the best. If you like this post and want to see the worst foundations ever, click here : https://beautybysarahmarie.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/worst-foundations-ever/

Here we go!

5. Clinique Even Better: This foundation has a staying power like no other. Its hard to describe without actually trying it, but it is like an illuminating stain. It is super blend-able and smooth, but once it sets it stays and the coverage is medium. I wish the shade range was a bit better (the very fair is still quite tan) but thats my only complaint, and even then I can easily make it work with some bronzer down my neck. This foundation claims that it “evens and corrects”; I haven’t noticed any significant improvement, but it definitely doesn’t make anything worse.SPF 15, ($27)

4. Make Up For Ever HD: I love the shade range available for this product (actually all MUFE products) and the smooth finish it offers which is mainly a matte finish with a hint of satin. This foundation has medium-buildable coverage, photographs beautifully and has great staying power. Your skin looks extremely healthy and flawless when wearing this, yet I find that sometimes concealer is needed for any scars. ($42)

3. NARS Sheer Glow: Let me first say that the application of this foundation is key, I like to apply it with a beauty blender sponge. I’m not sure what NARS was thinking, but I would not call this foundation sheer OR glowy, so if that is what it luring you in know that it is medium coverage with a matte/satin finish. That being said, I was lured in by the shade range for fair skin, and that part is amazing. This foundation one of my all time favorites! ($44)

2. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr: This is the best long-wearing foundation I have ever tried. It is perfect for special occasions when you need to look flawless for a long time. I specifically use this for special occasions because it is a little bit heavier than I would like to wear day to day, and the price is on the higher side ($45). But if you work or go to school long hours and want to invest in a high end foundation, this one is it. The shade range is great and the finish is a nice matte/satin and the coverage is medium-buildable. SPF 15.

1. Clinique Acne Solutions: I know this might be a strange choice for the number one best foundation ever, but truthfully I’ve never found one that is better. I have been using this foundation since my sophomore year of high school and it has always been a staple in my collection. It has medium-buildable coverage and offers the most natural and flawless finish ever. I don’t think that it clears my skin like it advertises, but it definitely prevents any new acne. I never have to worry about touching up while wearing this foundation because, like my number five pick, it is sort of like a stain once it sets. The shade range is also good, thankfully they offer one for my very fair skin and the price is reasonable ($27).

WORST FOUNDATIONS EVER!

Hi Guys! I don’t normally like to do negative reviews, but somethings are just THAT bad. And I’d rather tell you my honest opinion on something than have you go out and buy something only to end up hating it. These foundations are in numerical order, 1 being the worst. If you want to see my top picks for the best foundations ever, click here : https://beautybysarahmarie.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/best-foundations-ever/

5. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser: This foundation is marketed as a “treatment makeup”, when in reality they should have just stopped at treatment…kind of. The consistency is that of a slick serum that just sits atop of the skin. It will literally slide off of your skin after about an hour. The coverage is poor and if you have any discoloration/acne, it will not cover it. I cannot speak on the anti-aging effects of this product.

4. Almay Smart Shade Liquid Makeup: If you are naturally blue-tinted, then this foundation is for you! Even when I blend the heck out of this foundation it leaves a blue tint on my skin that looks completely strange. There is also nothing “smart” about this makeup as it merely blends from a blue/white to a light/medium shade on ANY color skin.

3. Revlon ColorStay Whipped:  I know there are a lot of people who rave about this foundation but honestly, its way too thick. I usually love full coverage foundations, but this one LOOKS full coverage, which I do not love. Although it is long wearing, its extremely hard to blend out for a more sheer finish, so you’re stuck with it looking incomplete or totally cakey.

2. Neutrogena Healthy Skin:  Again, I know a lot of people like this foundation but I can’t stand it. It is supposed to have benefitial ingredients in it for the health of your skin and give a healthy/dewy glow. For me, this just came off as oily/greasy and actually made my skin breakout! The consistency is really thick and when applied to the skin, it becomes really difficult to smooth out using any method of application.

1. Maybelline Dream Nude AirFoam:  Not only is this the worst foundation I’ve ever used, it is also the worst makeup product in general I’ve ever purchased. The texture is a weird wet foam that transfers to the skin as a “stain” consistency. The coverage is non existent except for the burnt orange hue it gives your skin. It smells like spray paint and baby powder and is utterly disgusting. Avoid this foundation at all costs.

Thank you for reading! Did any of your least favorites end up on this list?