Monthly Favorites & Flops Video For Sept. 2014

Time for monthly hits and misses! In this video, I share the products I’ve been most impressed by this past month, and some products I found disappointing. I also apply some of my favorite products in the video so that you can see them in action!

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I hope you enjoy this video!

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Maybelline Color Sensational The Mattes Lipstick in Siren In Scarlet Reivew, Photos, Swatches


Maybelline Color Sensational The Mattes Lipstick in Siren In Scarlet

Availability: ULTA, CVS, Walgreens, Drugstores
Price: $6-9
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Maybelline has released 10 new shades of its Color Sensational Lipsticks, all with matte finishes. If you want to see swatches of all 10 shades, you can see this post or this video (for live swatches). This review will be specifically for Siren In Scarlet, which is a rich, warm red with a slight orange undertone.

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Sephora Alexis Bittar Liquid Gold Collection – Holiday 2014


Release Date: Now Available
Availability: Sephora

Company’s Description

Introducing Alexis Bittar for Sephora Collection: a limited-edition collaboration that fuses the jewelry designer’s luxurious, sculptural aesthetic with our coveted beauty essentials. Exclusively at Sephora. For more than 20 years, jewelry designer Alexis Bittar has revolutionized fashion with his striking designs and signature techniques. Renowned for his avant-garde craftsmanship, the award-winning artisan now brings his expertise to beauty.

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Sleek i-Divine Arabian Nights Eye Shadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches


Sleek i-Divine Arabian Nights Eye Shadow Palette

Availability: Sleek Online & Superdrug
Price: $11.99

Company’s Description

This exclusive i-Divine Palette* is inspired by Arabian fantasy, seduction and warm rich colours. The deep tones of green, blue and gold melt together, forming beautiful smoky effects, suited to all skin tones. This exquisite palette is perfect for summer nights, there are endless possibilities for striking looks, sure to turn heads and make you look and feel incredible. Each shade is highly pigmented with unique shade names such as Gold Souk, Valley of Diamonds and Sorcerer

Sleek is a UK-based beauty brand that can be purchased by US customers online. The company’s i-Divine Palettes include 12 shades in a variety of colors and finishes. This review is for the Arabian Nights palette, which is limited edition and includes a mix of neutrals, greens, blues, and purples.

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LORAC Mega Pro Palette Review, Photos, Swatches


LORAC Mega Pro Palette

Availability: LORAC & Amazon
Price: $59.00

Company’s Description

GO PRO with LORAC Mega PRO Palette! Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this limited edition PRO artistry palette is double the size of the original PRO Palette and packed with 16 Shimmer and 16 Matte Eye Shadows in all the shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the Red Carpet. LORAC’s velvety-smooth shadows are infused with soothing botanicals and are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO.

This review is for LORAC’s Mega PRO palette, which is part of LORAC’s Holiday 2014 Collection. This palette includes 32 eye shadow shades, 16 of which are matte, and 16 of which are shimmery. Keep reading to see my thoughts and to see photos of every single shade swatched!

You can also see this video if you’d like to see live swatches of all of the eyeshadows.

Note: This palette is currently sold out at LORAC and on Amazon, so you will need to keep an eye out for when it is re-stocked.

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