Showing posts with label Cute make up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cute make up. Show all posts

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Caked Make Up - Review.

Okay so if you have been on my instagram you will or might have seen me post a few images of new make up, lipsticks. Yes. I am a lipstick addict. I love my lipsticks. My normal go to brands are Limecrime, Beauty Bakerie and Jeffree Star. But have you heard of Caked Make up , No? Well they are worth checking out!

This brand caught my attention on instagram . Caked Make Up a indie brand which might be why you have not come across them yet also they are based in the USA . The packaging was the one thing to get my attention and I think it was seeing a shade on Sugarpills instagram ( I also like them too .) that I found them via. Any way I looked at the website , They are Vegan and animal cruelty free and  have super cute packaging . Liquid matt lippy . Then I stopped and looked again it is not a liquid matt formula but instead a Fondant formula.  Now I was going to review this right away when I got my hands on my 1st ever one but over the past few months I collected the whole range .Which is  9 in total . I finally have them all and wanted to share them all with you and my review on them too.




So going back to the website would of meant ordering via USA but I was overjoyed to fine Cocktail Cosmetics got the range in stock so that saved me on customs and shipping waiting time- wooo! I started off buying the brighter shades as the light ones on the company website , the shades and swatches looked way to light and I was not so sure on them. Also I found it hard to get a good image of each colour swatch wise for myself . I got hold of Power Trip and right away the shade is one of my favourites . I loved the feel of the formula compared to the watery runny or clumpy feels from the other ones but I was worried on the drying time.


''Lip Fondants go on with a mousse-like texture and dry completely matte. Apply a thin coat & allow the product to dry down completely before adding additional layers. For the longest wear possible, avoid foods with oil.''

You really do need to apply it with a thin coat and let it dry , they do not take that long to dry but I wait until its completely dry before moving on. They do feel a tad sticky at first but it drys and all is good. I do find they are pretty long lasting and they one wear down a little. They do transfer a samll amount all my cups and forks all had lipstick marks.Not full on marks but little bits. More so the darker shades. Even with that transfer they still last a long time. Try to keep off any oily food too cause that brakes down the formula .
They all apply well, The formula is thick but you only need a little of the product . They dry well but if there is to much product in clumps it will not dry well . So keep it super light. Also they all have that sweet smell of cakes. Which kind ,I can not quite place but they smell so good!



There is a nice mix of shades, Some are nice and bright and you have your more toned down shades , I will say I found the images on the website rather lighter on the model/ lips. It might just be me but I found them slightly darker in shade. But again that could be me.  I also love the cute heart text fonts going on here too! CUTE!


This is the packaging here as you can see its your doe foot stick applicator  and when you open it the smell is yum! Also please be careful not to load up the doe foot of product and always make sure you screw the lid back on tight!




Where are my Swatches of the shades left to right we have copy and paste , creme de la creme,  Foreva eva, QT, low Key , jelly , legit, sweet tooth and power trip. Out of them all I would say my go to shades are legit and power trip and then it would be creme de la creme and sweet tooth. To be honest I like them all it is some times hard to pick which ones to wear. 

Compared to the other brands I use I do like these. I like the formula. They do last a long time and slightly transfer like Jeffree stars ones. So far I have not found a lippy that has as much staying power as Beauty Bakeries ones. But I do enjoy these ones as they are cute, quirky and smell like cakes! And the shades are every day shades you could get away with or a little something to brighten up your day!

So over all I would give these a 9 out of 10 Kawaii stars!




Thursday, 28 April 2016

Let's Talk Too Faced - First Impressions

Let's talk Too Faced, so there is a company called Too Faced. I came across them a few months ago. I know, I know they have been around a while but I only got into really into the make up game this year. What ever. So I took a deep breathe and grudged paying around 39 quid for eye shadow. Now I did the month before spend like 30 quid on 3 palettes on a low end budget eye make up and they were utter crap and there was many saying they were great dupes for too faced. HAHA yeah. How about no. Any way I decided why not? I had earned a little extra money last month so why not.


Saturday, 25 April 2015

A mission to find liquid to matt lipsticks- review

 Hey every one.
Todays post is a insight/ review on my mission to find some new liquid to matt finish Lipsticks. As some of you know I loved my Limecrime ones as much as I loved the product I didn't really like the company behind it. ( Drama and all. Dis all am saying.) So it has taken me months to track down and find something just as good or maybe even better!
One place I found thanks to the wonders of Instagram was a indie small brand called Make Up Monsters.  
What I soon found was the range of colours rivalled many companies in shades. Which took my interest as I was looking for more shades than just plain red and pink.


So many to pick from , Any way this wee store are is in America and Ship worldwide. A word of warning though this place sells out fast! Crazy fast- I was lucky to order 2 products one day and then the next day a other 2 as they did a restock each day and then had to await till the next one. ( April 25th.)  New shades are coming out and even gloss lippy products too. I already have got 4 more on order too!



Anyway my orders were the following products Nefarious, and Cherimoya . A darkish purple and a nude pink. The Colours are lovely and the texture of the products are light to wear. I found them very very long lasting, but you need to let them dry fully.  I did find the product seemed less gloopy than other brands who have tried ( and failed.)  On the liquid to Matt lipsticks.
I love the purple you can make it really dark if you layer it on and the pink is a sweet simple nude that is really cute.




The other 2 product shades where on the brown shade of things, Now I ordered my items 1 day apart and for some reason my 2nd parcel came a whole 2 weeks after my 1st one came- LOL!
What?
Thankfully they provide shipping and tracking on your orders. Also there was a 5-10 business delay due to the owner having a baby! Which is understandable. And every one who has been a customer seems to be a loyal one and every one says everything good about this place. The shades Talk dirty to me is a dark brow maybe a dupe for Salem from LC? It's very rich in colour and the other shade is a nude brown called Sedona a dupe for Cashmere?. All the colours need only one coat and apply very well. They are long lasting but would avoid oily stuff as it removed some of my dark brown lippy shade but not much.

Over all I really love my purchases and the products, I hope to buy many more of these in different shades. I do still like JSC liquid to matt but something is nice coming from a small company and they have more shades to pick form. They are some thing to check out if you like the matt finish.
Again these barely need a touch up , maybe a slight touch up is needed after food. And they are very rich in colour. The cost for one of these not inc shipping is around £9 and the shipping is about £7.
Which is a not bad price as your UK ones on in high street brands are around £3-5 and your high end ones are about £13. I would say these are high end products at a good price!

I give them a 10/10 rating cause the lady that runs the store is so nice and the products are just awesome. Do you like Liquid to Matts or the Matt finish lippys? Tell me the products you like in the comments.

Tartan xox

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Kawaii Make up products from Korea

Hello every cutie, Welcome to a other make up haul of Kawaii make-up this time these brand names are from korea. I do like to use these brands mainly for when doing a more inspired look when working with wigs. But not only that I also like to try new and cute looking products. I do like our own brands here over in the UK but being the make up / Kawaii junkie I am . I can not help but pick these up and give them a try. So I wanted to share with you my finding.
I actually purchased the make up over 2 months ago which has given me time to play and try these products out. So lets have a look at them. All products are from Beauty Net Korea.


First up we have a Holika Holika lipstick, Heartful moisture lipstick ( from miss holika collection.)
In the purple shade of miss holika. A vibrant colour that has moistening properties. Very easy to use and apply and very soft on the lips. I love the shape of the heart on the lipstick itself which is a bit of a novelty and reason I bought it. The only thing I do not like is the fact its a small size for a lipstick.

This next item here is a Tear Eye Liner. So this is meant to make your eyes look teary- eyed and sparkle. I was not sure what to expect  with this but it really is just glitter in a clear liquid liner that you use. I find it fades off really quick but it do give a really pretty effect on the eyes. So this was a non winner for me. I may look into other options as in make up or in kawaii make up having tear eyes and big eyes are considered Kawaii.  I may try and give an 'under eye marker'' a shot next time.


This third item is BB cream, The Princess Happy Ending collection by Etude House. I have used  Precious Mineral BB cream before and loved it. So I thought I would buy the Princess one and there is not much difference in the product apart form the bottle design , for some reason this was like a pond less than the original one. It did come in a story book packaging style box which was cute!
The product is light weight and easy to apply and feels really nice on, you can use it on its own as well.

Have any of my readers tried any of these products? What did you think of them?
What other products would you like to hear my thoughts on?

Laters
Tartan xox

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

What's in your Kawaii Make up bag? - Make up revolution


Hey every one today's post is about new items I have added to my Kawaii make up bag drawer. I wanted to invest in some nice natural shades, and face make up products that would be used for my new project with the Candy Kei wigs from Cutesy Kink. So I want to find and use some products that were high street accessible and at on a low budget, As it not my every day sorta make up . But some thing that is good enough to achieve a Japanese style make up look.  Yup I will have to get used to wearing different styles of make up. So I been hearing a lot about Make up Revolution and decide after hearing and reading reviews to give it a shot.



 I picked up a few items. 2 items I picked were the Focus and Fix liquid concealer, what?! Every girl needs these just in the case of emergences, I also ran out of my old ones and had to replace them any ways, Nothing really much to say about these, they just do the job they need to do and can be purchased in 6 shades at the nice little price of £2 each. Not to shabby.

The other item was a palette called cover and conceal I got this by mistake *GASP!* I picked up the wrong damm shade in the shop I got the light palette when I should of got Medium for my complexion! However am super lucky my sister has very pale skin so I will be letting her have my light palette ,as it will be no used to me. Funny, she is very pale yet am very olive in skin tones. So I can not pass on my Kawaii wisdom on that product but I have ordered the correct shades  at £6 each and 2 little extra items as well. -Whoops- But I did take picturesof the light shade to share with you all!




So yeah haha my bad about getting the wrong shade huh?! Anyway moving on the other items I got were a also face products,One was a blusher and the other a contour kit, the contour kit is called I (heart) Make up,Definition  I picked is in the medium shades again, its powder of 3 colours to create that contour effect on the face with the use of highlighting /definition  or Highlight Bronzer and Blusher all in one palette. I have used a Sleek one in the past but found the highlighter to be WAY TOO shimmery, but looking at this one its not as shimmer I much as I feared it would be.Am all for glitter and shimmer but it looks odd when its OTT! 




I look forward to using this item the other item I already said is a Blusher- I had my eyes on this item when I saw them on the facebook page and wanted to get my hands on one. I (Heart) Make up- Blushing Heart in Peachy. I of late have been playing about with more peach tones on my cheeks, This item has 3 shades in one that blend well. I liked the texture and colour this gave to my checks when I tested it this morning its very soft powder to the touch and silky like. I am so glad to have this cause its huge and its super kawaii in its heart shape and packaging. Extra points there! So I can see this becoming a fave of mine. And you get tons for your money at only £4.99!



Moving on to the final item, I picked a eye shadow palette, that has 18 shades to pack from - 6 are matt shades. I really liked the rusty looking shades on this . Its called 'Run Boy Run.'
I think there is a nice mix and range to pick from. They all seem well coloured shades when I did some swatches them without a primer and they are silky smooth to the touch and very pretty and seem pretty full of colour. I will try these out with some eye make up later this week and see how long staying the power is on these. But for only £6 you cant not really go wrong , for 18 shades.




The only thing I don't like, is those damm sponge appliers! I personally favour the brush tool any day! I think I can have some fun with these the only shades I really dislike is the purple-ish shade that looks more of black with bits of purple glitter. It be nice to have a rusty purple shade by hey ho to only dislike one shade, is not bad (imo.) The over sized mirror it pretty handy and when you pack this away its slim enough to say take away on a weekend trip or holiday.

Any way I hope this gave you a insight to the products and  a glimpse to the products I will be useing in my up coming products.
Till later
Tartan
xox



Friday, 6 February 2015

Kawaii First Impressions - make up, MUA Academy

Hey every one, today I wanted to share my impression of MUA Academy make-up.

 So kinda a review but not quite right into details. I don't want to bore you all to death here. So I went ahead after reading a good few reviews about these high street drug store cosmetics and a lot of folks saying they were good , blah, blah did not take me long to part with my money after having a look at the website they have. The best thing was the price that attracted me to purchase some products mainly the  MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer. The shades looked really nice I got the following shades of.
A Flush, Criminal,  Kooky, Reckless, Tranquillity, Serene and Halycon. So basically them all apart form Funk and Dare. ( which I may think about as they are darker shades.)
I also got 4 lip liners BB Cream and a powder.


The BB Cream and powder are just fillers till next month or the next until I can save up for a more expensive favoured brand and the shipping takes a while so yea, not gona say much about those.Having used the BB cream which has a matt finish its no half bad.


The lip liners are pretty good nice and easy to apply I like the shades I picked  which are Pink me up ,Softly lined  being the pink ones and Caramel nougat in a nude-ish brown shade and Brooding-plum a sorta purple/ redish shade. I wanted them to try and to use with some make up I already have. 






I like them all apart from softly lined it barely shows up and way to shimmery and yea really not suited for my olive yet pale skin and my lips also it seemed a bit harsher to use . Any way the all come with a top that doubles up as a sharpener which is handy for travel or if you can not find your pencil sharpener to save your life and its that one time you need the tiny thing!



Okay so lets talk pinks!
Moving on to the pink shades from the Luxe Velvets, Which are A flush, Serene and Criminal.


Serene- is a light pink more a baby pink shade, I though I would like this one. Once I applied it it was very annoying to get right, then when I pulled the applier stick out  ,the liquid when all over me. You can just imagen me covered in the stuff , maybe it is a good thing cause thecolour did not quite suit me. I find that with very pastel like shades. *tear* So yea...it made me look like a pale clown.



The next shade was A flush-Its a light pink shade much darker than Serene but not bright neon pink or anything. I loved the shade one. YAY I was super happy with the colour and it did not spill its liquid all over me either. However I did notice after only putting it on letting it dry to its matt final form...I pressed my lips together and flakes. GAH!! I was really in hope this was a gona be my dupe for limecrime but no. I duno if this is because I was trying all the shades one after a other. So am gona give it anther shot or find something to seal it from flaking?! Also I was being pestered by little chibi bean who was driving me up the wall since she got in from nursery. That could also be a factor. ( It most likey is not an additional factor in the flaking of the product but she was really pestering me! Kawaii mummy problems.)

The next shade is Criminal- a bright pink shade that is nice and Barbie bright.LOVED THIS one! Right up my street, Pink , cute, and loud but not neon pink , thankfully. So this one when on well and seems to not flake as much as the A flush. Which is good news! So am really happy with this one.

The next shades are more earthly nude shades, something I have not really used before and I thought they looked a lot like limecrime ones and the hinted one by jeffree star cometics so I wanted to try them for my self and see if I suited the shades. So Halcyon and Tranquillity looked the same on the website image which was sorta annoying but after looking at other images online they are quite diffrent. This might be due to the frosted tube they come in.

Any way the shade Tranquillity is the lightest shade of the two, it applied well. I applied them all with and with out a lip balm base and there was no change to them. I did find also Tranquillity did flake a bit too so  that was sorta annoying, All I did was the morning school run! But I really did take a liking to the colour was not in your face or anything but quite a subtle shade
Moving on to Halcyon which was more a deeper and darker shade, I really surprisingly liked it, I did take note that this one didnt want to flake as much as the other one. which makes me think the lighter shades flake more? Am not sure yet, I have not tried eating and drinking with these .


The last to shades where Kooky and Reckless. Which were more of a deep purple and red shade . From the tube Kooky looks bright and a colour that would pop. It is not, it is very purple and very dark, I really like it though, and it seems not to flake when dry. I also thought Reckless was a colour that might pop being red. Nope. Its a other deep shade a earthly red shade, but again I really like it. I normally much favour bright reds and pinks over deep dark shades but after trying these I think I might try other shades in the future.



For £3 a tube of Luxe Velvet, its not bad for the prince.
Not the most amazing product, but its okay since they did not cost to much what can you expect. I guess you would get a few hours wear before touching them up. I felt you really had to sit and look like a duck face till they dried , press those lips together and it seem to mess them up a bit. I think they are great for some one who wants to try new shades and get to experiment with colours. I will defo be looking for a way to get these shades to last longer but as for that baby pink shade I can see me tossing that one right in the bucket. I did find that after eating and drinking the product came off a bit ..meh My final thoughts are am digging the the shades of those matt liquid lipsticks but the staying power is pretty poor which is a total downer.

I have also found that Sleek also do a Liquid to Matt finish product, Again there is a few folks complaining of the flaking problem. I am wondering if this is the draw back of products that cost less? What are your thoughts and what Makeup products would you like me to try next. Will I ever find a replacement for Limecrime?!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Kawaii Make up~ Jeffree star cosmetics vs Limecrime

Hey every one todays post is a Kawaii Make up post on both Lime crime and the new Jeffree Star Comestics. I really wanted to test out the JSC ones when I spotted them on Instagram ( Follow me!) and saw the shades and product looking a lot like Lime crime.
I really wanted to get both Prom night - the pink shade and the Redrum  Velour liquid  lipsticks to match up and compare with Lime crime Red Velvet and Pink Velvet but the Redrum came in fast and out fast too! They also have a shade like lime crimes utopia , I'm Royalty but am happy with utopia and really do not wear purple on the lips much.
It was also finding Grave Yard Girl on youtube doing her videos on these products that confirmed I wanted to get them too. ( Thanks Bunny!)
Soo... lets check em outs!


Well just by looking at the products you can see that they differ in packaging, Lime crime being thinner and longer and JSC looking shorter and chunky.


The brushes look pretty much the same and apply the same way too. How ever the Jeffree star one seems to have a shorter end to hold on to which was a bit of a pain to use but hey ho-.
 I quite like the design of the packaging box - being pink and all with cute stars with little J's in them.



Here are some picture to see the difference in the products.
 I find the both dry the same and apply the same. I find that JSC is more lighter to wear on the lips and Limecrime is more heavy in feeling. both are not that sticky either. Most most of all is the diffrence in colour, Well there is not really much of a difference to me, the main one is the fact Prom night is more electric pink and slightly brighter. It might be me but I found the pink velvet is slightly darker.


Here on this photo is Lime crime on the top lip and JCS on the bottom, I do not think you could tell them apart unless some one pointed them out to you.

Overall- I love both products. I like the fact JSC is slightly cheaper than Limecrimes Velvet, But I highly doubt that JSC's ones will make me change my mind from buying the other Velvets, I look forward to Lime crimes Riot shade coming out at the end of the month and really would like it!
I have to say they are very much the same and I love them both equally!

Later's cuties
Tartan

Keep it Kawaii!



Saturday, 3 January 2015

Thoughts on Venus - Kawaii make up


Hey every one- Happy new year!
Its 2015 and am starting it with a bang, I will be away on holiday . But I will tell you all-l about it when am back. 
I wanted to do a post on Lime crime's new ( well newish) Pallet of eye shadow Venus. I been following lime crime for a bitty now and really liked using the lippys and the other ones the velvetines.
(see my past post here!)
 So after seeing the newest pallet be announced and then see the colours I was rather excited, I awaited the date and time like a hawk for its release. I got mine in the basket right away online as quickly it went up it was out of stock.  I felt very lucky to now mine was shipped and on its way.




So what attracted me to this. well in a word ,shade-  the colours they look like natural shades but with a twist. They look rusty and warm and so pretty. I never used any colours like this before nor do I now how to use them so I was pretty worried looking like some 5 year old kid let loose in a make up department.
As well these were not the sorta shades for my own style - being Kawaii and all these were more for Grunge 90's looks but I liked them so much. I figured who cares!?

So once my order came, it cost me $42 by the way, yup I took a splurge here and it was about $10 for shipping too. I was pretty happy it came in a white box and inside it was all decorative with logos and flowers and my order was neatly wrapped. I have had no issues with shipping or ordering from Limecrime direct. Shipping took a while but it was coming form the USA - am being honest here.





Personally I really do not like the box, Venus on it bugs me-its not my taste and its not very Kawaii but hey we can not win it all now can we?
So with the box design art not winning any points from me you do get a mirror inside which is handy and its is a nice size not to bulky either. Moving on the colours , I LOVE EM, they are so modern and pretty I love them all apart from Muse, Muse and I don't get along to well. Maybe am using it wrong but its rather harsh looking. Every other shade is great and the Venus, Rebirth and Aura are my personal fave's.
 Easy to apply and blend to create the styles and looks you want, you can use em together to made other shades too. I use Icon a lot for my brows too.  They are long lasting and more so with the help of the use of primer any brand I use both Limecrime and urban decay.  Lots of pigment and rather eye catching- I got a lot of comments when wearing these. Don't worry nice ones lol.
I did have a hunt for a dupe pallet for these but nothing turned up but I did find Sauce Box- forbidden fruits is a great pallet to complement Venus in your collection of eye shadows. I found that more and most Pallets of natural shades look very cool and tones are cold which do not go well with my slightly olive complexion. (imo- as i am no make up expert here lol!) Outta ten am giving this a big nine! It looses a point for that art deco thing going on the front of the box but I guess it makes it easy to find in the make up drawer!


Have you used Limecrime Venus yet or is it on your wish list?
Keep it Kawaii!!
Tartan xoxo