Makeup Haul | Sephora, LimeCrime, Inglot ♥

Between last week and this week I did a little damage at Sephora and a few other places. I bought lots of amazing goodies that I’ve been dying to try! Check out my video to see what products I bought and what my initial thoughts are about each one!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

♥ Formula X For Sephora Nail Polish (Astronomical & Top Coat)
♥ Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara (Black)
♥ Beauty Blender Micro Mini
♥ Bite Beauty Lip Gloss (Rambutan)
♥ Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector *Pressed (Opal)
♥ Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector *Liquid (Opal)
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Concealer (Deep)
♥ Lime Crime Lipstick (Babette)
♥ Lime Crime Velveteen (Salem)
♥ Inglot Lipstick (297)

What are your latest purchases? What new products do you guys recommend?

xo, Jess ♥

Lorac Pro Palette – Review ♥

Hey Everyone!

On my last trip to Sephora I treated myself to a few things as a birthday gift. Isn’t it great when you have a valid excuse to spend more unnecessary money on makeup that you really don’t need but cant get enough of? well yeah, story of my life! During this little shopping expedition I realized that I still hadn’t purchased the Lorac Pro palette that every beauty guru on youtube has been raving about for months! I kept telling myself that I would get it next time but then next time never came around. For the most part I want to believe that the price was keeping me from buying this little thing, but then again my urban decay palettes are usually the same price. Well, either way I decided to just go for it and give it a shot. Well let me tell you, I do not regret buying this palette not one bit!

First, let me start with the packaging. 


Anyone who knows me knows that I am a full on sucker for packaging! anything that looks sleek and chic or girly and fun, must come home with me at that very moment! well this Palette is one of those products. It is so smooth and sleek that I am afraid of getting it dirty (which is actually one of my downfalls). The outside is made out of the same material that NARS cosmetics packaging is made out of so it can get dirty easily (but you can also just wipe it off just as easily). It is extremely light weight which is perfect if you want to just throw it in your bag and go. It has a magnetic snap to open and close which is my favorite type of way to open and close products because if I drop it, I know it won’t break and not be able to close again.

Now let’s move on to the inside, which is of course the best part of all! 


Before I talk about the eyeshadows themselves, I want to mention the huge long mirror on the inside! It is the perfect mirror for on the go application, so you do not have to pack a mirror if you are carrying this in your bag or going on a trip. 

Now to the juicy stuff…there are 16 shades within the palette. Eight of those shades are matte and the other eight are frosted. Some of the colors you can possibly find similar to the ones in the Urban Decay Naked Palette, but most of them are slightly different or unique to this palette overall. I also want to point out that although this palette has been compared to the Urban Decay Naked Palette, the colors in the Lorac Pro Palette are much more versatile. This is one of those palettes that you can take on a trip with you and not have to worry whether you’ll have enough eyeshadows to create different looks. About half of the colors both mixed between frosted and matte are light, which can be used for the eyelid or as a highlight. The other half of the colors, both frosted and matte as well, are a bit darker which can also be used on the lid for a smokey night time look or can be used as a crease color. The eyeshadow’s are super soft with a velvet type of feel and guys…the color payoff is AMAZING! they are super pigmented which is exactly what you want to look for when buying an eyeshadow or palette. If you foil the frosted eyeshadows they become super vibrant and even more pigmented than they already are, which I did not think was possible! The matte colors have a little fallout when applying but as long as you tap them on you should be fine! The frosted colors on the other hand have minimal fall out and just go on so smoothly. 

From Left to Right: White, Cream, Taupe (aka my skin color) , Lt.Pink, Mauve, Sable, Espresso, Black
From Left to Right: Nude, Champagne, Gold, Lt.Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Deep Purple, Slate

Last but not least, the very best and my all time favorite part about this palette is that it is formulated without sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, and Triclosan. Which basically means that it shouldn’t hurt your skin too much. Products that are made without these chemicals are amazing because you do not have to worry about doing damage to your skin while looking beautiful 😉

*OH, did I mention the Palette comes with a mini Lorac eyeshadow primer ? I haven’t actually tried it yet because I will forever be a slave to the Urban Decay Primer Potion, but who know’s maybe I’ll cheat on that one soon and try the Lorac one for a little while. 


Price: $42.00 USD

Promise: “Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this PRO artistry palette is packed with eight shimmer and eight 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. With 16 shadows to contour, line, define, and create any look you desire, you have everything you need for your eyes and brows in one sleek palette!” – Sephora.com

IngredientsTALC, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, MINERAL OIL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, BORON NITRIDE, SILICA, METHICONE, KAOLIN, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, METHYLPARABEN, WATER(AQUA), LAUROYL LYSINE, PROPYLPARABEN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, CARUM PETROSELINUM (PARSLEY) EXTRACT, ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR: MICA, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), CARMINE (CI 75470) BEHIND THE SCENES EYE PRIMER/ BASE À OMBRES À PAUPIÈRES EN COULISSES: ISODODECANE, TALC, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, POLYETHYLENE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ISOPROPYL LANOLATE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, PEG-40 STEARATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, BEESWAX (CERA ALBA), DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, 77491, 77492)

Where can you purchase?: Loraccosmetics.com, Ulta.com, Sephora.com and anywhere else that Lorac Cosmetics is sold.

Overall Thoughts: Well, if you haven’t already guessed it by now, I am obsessed with this palette! I am ready to use this for my fall makeup looks and cannot wait to make videos using these eyeshadows! I definetly recommend this Palette to everyone, whether you like neutral makeup or like to go full on out. I might just prefer this one over my Urban Decay Naked Palette! (I know, I know. Shame on me. Well I still have a little place in my heart for my Naked Palette, but for now this will do).

xo,
    Jess ♥

Tarte Maracuja Creasless Concealer – Review ♥

Hey Everyone!

Picking out concealers can be a bit frustrating when there are thousands to choose from. Not only do you have drug store concealers but then you have all of the high end concealers that people rave about everyday. I have been sucked into the world of concealer experimentation! I’ve tried so many concealers in hopes that I would be able to find my one and only holy grail product, that I would love forever and ever but let me tell you it took a lot of testing until I finally found it! I thought I had found the one when I bought my M.A.C studio finish concealer but as time passed I realized it was amazing but my love for it was fading. I wanted to fall in love with a new concealer all over again. 

Now let me begin by telling you about my under eyes. I don’t really have problems with dark circles but I am still obsessed with a bright under eye. I mean who isnt? right. Everyone wants that Kardashian highlight under their eyes…or maybe it’s just me? well, i digress. The skin under my eyes is extremely sensitive and lately it was becoming dry and irritated more than usual. Since I was getting dry patches and little baby rashes under there, my M.A.C studio finish concealer was just sticking to the dry patches and I was looking type crazy. I did a little research and decided that I needed a hydrating concealer. Trust me, I tried everything in the market! Most of the one’s I tried (which I shall not mention because I don’t really like bashing products) were either drying but covered everything including my dry patches, or they would settle into my fine lines and wrinkles. so frustrating. I couldn’t find anything that was of thick consistency and long lasting but hydrating enough that it wouldn’t irritate my skin. Then one morning I walked into Ulta determined to find something and Wah la! there it was! Tarte had just come out with their new Maracuja Line that was supposed to be hydrating. I tried a little sample of it and loved the consistency then I read that it was waterproof and it was like love at first sight!

so, enough about me lets talk about the product!


Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer

Great thick consistency!


After blending. Great coverage!


Price: $24.00 USD for a 0.28oz tube.

Promise: ” A full coverage, waterproof concealer that won’t crease, flake, or leave you needing more. Maracuja creasless concealer offers long-lasting, full coverage in a rich, creamy texture with pure, skin soothing, and anti-aging ingredients. This velvety concealer is also ideal for masking discoloration and imperfections such as acne/blemishes, redness, scars, hyperpigmentation, and dark circles. This nutrient-rich, blendable, liquid concealer brightens and restores skin’s natural luster, leaving you with a flawless complexion.” – Tartecosmetics.com

IngredientsCaprylic/capric triglyceride, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, VP/hexadecene copolymer, cetyl alcohol, silica dimethyl silylate, microcrystalline wax/Microcristallina Cera/Cire microcristalline, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, ascorbyl palmitate, passiflora edulis seed oil, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499).

Where can you Purchase? : Tartecosmetics.com , Sephora, Ulta. Anywhere else that sells Tarte products! 


 ♥ PRO’S
* Extremely hydrating like they promise.
* Thick consistency, which is amazing for full coverage!
* Very creamy so it is easy to blend out.
* The “dry patches” under my skin have been diminishing! (thank god)
* Lasts longer than most concealers I’ve used in the past.
*Soothes your skin as you apply. 
* A tiny bit goes a looooong way, so it should last forever & a day!
* Paraben, mineral oil, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, triclosan & gluten FREE!


 ♥ CON’S:
* Really creamy, so it takes a while to blend out (but that can be a good & bad thing)
* Settles into fine lines just a littttle tiny bit
* Dewy finish


Overall ThoughtsThis is my holy grail as of right now! I havent been able to find something so amazing as this. I can literally feel it hydrating my skin as I apply it. I work all day so its such a relief to know that I won’t start looking like a zombie in the middle of my shift haha. so yes, I would deff. Recommend this product to anyone with normal to dry skin. I’m not too sure how it would work on people that have oily skin around their eyes (there are people that have oily eyes ya know!) But if you’re like me and have extremely sensitive eye areas I would give this a try… I mean the price isn’t too shabby. right?

xo, 
         Jess