[Beauty] Review|Maybelline – The BURGUNDY Bar

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It has been a long time since I have been remotely interested in any new makeup that has been brought into the drug store. I was browsing in Walmart, trying to kill some time, and saw this palette from Maybelline sitting on the shelf. Of course, I had to try it! I love a lot of the products that Maybelline comes out with, but I feel like the palettes that they have added to their line has always been hits or misses, mainly misses.img_8319 Continue reading “[Beauty] Review|Maybelline – The BURGUNDY Bar”


Maybelline – The City Mini Palette – Rooftop Bronzes

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Hope you guys had a great weekend and also a great Father’s Day. Today’s review is going to be one where I’m really struggling with mainly because I had to keep reminding myself that I need to think about this product in the mindset of a “typical makeup user.” What I mean by that is that an average person will have a collection with just the essentials.  photo IMG_2147_Fotor.jpg
If you’re interested in seeing my thoughts and a closeup look at this palette, keep reading! Continue reading “Maybelline – The City Mini Palette – Rooftop Bronzes”

MAC Fruity Juicy Collection | Prep + Prime Fix+ and Cremesheen Glass

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If you really know me, you know that I am a sucker for packaging. Whenever I see companies come out with limited edition packaging I have to pick up at least one thing… or sometimes two, or three (if my budget permits). I started seeing glimpses of MAC’s Fruity Juicy collection and fell in love with the packaging. However, I was hesitant because there are a lot of companies who place a decorative sticker on the packaging and call it a day. I patiently waited for some of my favorite beauty bloggers to receive their PR packages and upload their reviews. I was glad to hear that the decorative part didn’t feel like an actual sticker, but felt like it was printed on the actual packaging.

With ALL of that being said, let’s take a look at the two products I picked up! Continue reading “MAC Fruity Juicy Collection | Prep + Prime Fix+ and Cremesheen Glass”

Laura Geller | Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator |Diamond Dust

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It’s been such a long time! We had a large convention at work and I ended up getting food poisoning which explains why I’ve been absent for about two weeks. However, I’m back and I wanted to quickly share my thoughts on Laura Geller’s newest and limited edition Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Diamond Dust. In honor of their 20th Anniversary Laura Geller launched an entire collection featuring blushes, lipsticks and a lipgloss.

Alrighty, let’s jump into the actual review! photo 733BC8B4-086B-4BB4-94F6-CEF8F7C1C87B.jpg Continue reading “Laura Geller | Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator |Diamond Dust”

Essence | Strobing Highlighter

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Sorry I haven’t posted in a bit. After what had happened in Manchester, I kind of stayed off social media. I did post a picture on Instagram, but to be honest, it didn’t feel right doing so. Anyhow, I hope you guys are doing well! Before we get into the rest of the review, I just wanted to take a minute and just ask that you put some positive energy back into the world and today, you be the type of person you needed in your life during your darkest time.

Alrighty, so today’s post is all on Essence’s Strobing Highlighter. I saw this pop up on their website as a new product, and decided I had to pick it up. Now to be honest, I didn’t really know what strobing is, but according to the Huffington Post it’s illuminating your complexion using different highlighters. Continue reading “Essence | Strobing Highlighter”

Maybelline | The Falsies | Push Up Angel (WP)

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Welcome back to the blog! I have decided to add in new categories of products to review – nail polishes and mascaras. I know they’re not typically the most exciting, but these are products that I use often, well, not really with the nail polishes. However, I use nail polishes on a bi-weekly basis and I figured I have enough to talk about and review.

Anyhow we’re kicking off these new reviews with a Maybelline mascara. Now before I really get into the review, I must disclose that all the mascaras that I use and try out are waterproof formulas. My eyes can be extremely watery and I don’t like to mess with my mascara throughout the day – I don’t have the luxury to worry about it smearing, smudging, etc. Alrighty, now that that’s out of the way, let’s jump into the review! Continue reading “Maybelline | The Falsies | Push Up Angel (WP)”

Viseart | Theory Palette |Theory V Nuance

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Welcome back to another review! I hope we all had a great Mother’s Day, even though I’m not a mom, I did enjoy shopping with my mom and picking up some cute stuff for the new moms in my life! Today’s review is all about a holy grail eyeshadow palette. I know, I know, stop the presses because it’s an actual palette! It’s Viseart’s Theory Palette in Nuance. The theory palette from Viseart is the smaller, more affordable, palettes that Viseart has in their line and let me just say, it’s worth the money!
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What Is It?: “Perfect for the makeup artist, these colors are a new addition to Viseart’s range of mattes and shimmers, providing unparalleled coverage, pigment, and all-day, long-lasting color. Create a neutral eye look for day and evening looks with three mattes that range from light-to-medium tones, including one basic brow and crease shade. Use the shades for a subtle shimmery eye or for a sophisticated, satin-glow finish. Use the matte shades to fill in and shape eyebrows.” – Sephora.com

How Much? $45
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Where Can I Buy It? Sephora.com (online only), musebeauty.pro,


When I initially heard about Viseart, I heard so many amazing things about the formula, but I had seen very little people talk about it. It was one of those products that would pop-up here and there on my social networking feeds and then go away the next day. The price point is extremely high for an average makeup user. I have tried a lot of drugstore products that are just as pigmented and buttery smooth.

With all that being said, you might be wondering why I even bothered to pick it up – well, because Sephora had their sale!.. Just kidding, but not really. What really drew me into this particular palette was the range of colors. I have always loved the rusty, cranberry colors because they are so easy to use and make it look like you put in a ton of effort, when you really didn’t. I had originally seen peeks of this palette on Viseart’s instagram (click here) and knew I needed to pick it up! When it originally launched I wasn’t in the financial position to jump all over it, however, the makeup gods must have heard my prayers, because it wasn’t long till I got my Sephora email letting me know the VIB sale was coming up. I immediately placed this palette in my cart and patiently waited.
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Looking at the palette, you’ll notice that there are no matte colors. Each of these colors have some type of shimmer in them – some are more pronounced than others. The best part of this palette is that you can easily transition any look from night to day, however, I would suggest if you do plan to do this, you will want to incorporate some type of a matte transition color. The palette is small enough to be portable, but if you’re like me, you’ll want to have your “best friend” transition color with you.
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Color Breakdown:

  1. A golden beige (shimmer)
  2. Yellow-tone gold (shimmer)
  3. Dark cranberry (shimmer)
  4. Light pink w/ hints of gold (shimmer)
  5. Pinky rose w/ slight hints of gold (shimmer)
  6. Cranberry w/ hints of gold (shimmer)

All of these colors work amazingly together, but they also amazing individually. Also, colors 2, 3, 5, and 6 work perfectly for a one-eyeshadow look. What an one-eyeshdaow look? It’s when an eyeshadow can be placed on the lid, then brought to the crease and look like a completely different color. It works best with shimmery colors like this and if you take a smaller, denser brush, and tap it in the same color and place it on your outter “V,” it’ll show up as a darker version of the color.
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The longevity is impeccable and the pigmentation is pretty amazing right off the bat. I noticed that there was a lot of excess product being kicked-up from my brush. My only gripe is that colors 5 and 6 look pretty similar to color on my skintone. I wish that they would have incorporated a matte taupe with hints of pink or a pinky-toned mauve as a transition shade.


Pigmentation: 9/10

Longevity: 9/10

Texture: 9/10

Application: 8/10

Overall: 8.75

Though I am head over heels for this product the only downfall for me is the application. I wish that that the product didn’t have so much fallout in the pan. However, when it comes to buttery smooth eyeshadows, they usually have a ton of fallout in the pan. I’m just not a huge fan of that. I also took into consideration the fact that there is NO matte transition color. I always have to have a transition color in a palette and when a palette does not have one, it automatically lowers the score for me. When I look at a palette I always ask myself two questions: “If I were to take it on a trip, would I be able to survive solely off this palette?” and “Is it beginner friendly?” I think it’s definitely beginner friendly because the colors are so easy to blend out, but I would not be able to survive on a trip with solely just this palette. I definitely would want some type of a matte transition color.
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Have you tried this out? What are your favorite product from Viseart? Maybe eventually I will pick up their $85 palettes, but let me know which one is your favorite! Also, if you’re interested in seeing the products that I have been testing out or falling in love with, check out my Instagram and Twitter @ciaociao808. If you’re interested in checking out express reviews, vlogs, and just a variety of videos, you can check out my youtube channel!