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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Minty, yummy lipgloss from Bath & Body Works

Don't you love after-Christmas sales?!  You know when everything goes on super sale?  Well, I picked up something at Bath & Body Works that I had been eyeing for a bit!


This is the I <3 Twisted Peppermint lip gloss trio.  This contains Twisted Peppermint and two exclusive flavors:  Twisted Peppermint Berry and Twisted Peppermint Cocoa.


This kit comes in an adorable little, round, cardboard box.  It was priced at $18.50, which I thought was quite steep.  Fortunately, it went on sale for 50% off so I snapped it up!


All I can say is YUM!  These scents and flavors are really a delight.  My favorite right now is Twisted Peppermint Cocoa.  I really think these make a great set for the marked-down price of $9.25.


If you're familiar with B&BW Liplicious Lipgloss you know that they give a great shine and can be layered over lipstick for a shiny appearance.


I've swatched them to show that they're completely colorless but they do have a little, tiny bit of iridescent shimmer.  It's so small that you can't feel it - no graininess here!

All in all, I adore this and I'm so glad I caught it!

You can find it HERE for $13.50.  Not sure why it's not marked down 50% like it was in the store.  Might want to check out your store to see if you can nab it.


XOXO

-Kaitlin

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Seek long-term benefits while concealing dark under eye circles with Physicians Formula

I've only ever used a Physicians Formula powder but today I want to show you this Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Concealer.


I managed to pick this up for FREE because there was a full rebate attached to it.  Woohoo!  


This concealer promises some lofty things.  Here's what PF's website says:  "High-performance formulas help undo the visible signs of aging, restoring firmness & elasticity and improving skin’s appearance instantly and long-term."


This comes with a liquid concealer in Yellow, a stick of concealer in Light, and a rollerball to blend it all into your skin.


Yellow is supposed to help conceal dark under eye circles.  The formula is dense but creamy and I think it does a nice job of hiding under eye circles.
  

The concealer stick tends to deposit color unevenly which makes it dive right into the small lines under my eyes.  I prefer to use the stick on imperfections but not on under eyes.


I actually prefer to put two or three small dots of the yellow with two small dots of Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Eyeshadow Base under my eyes.  Then I gently blend it all in with the rollerball.  Love!

I think this is a wee bit pricey but I sure do love the yellow in this product!  You can find more info HERE, where it's priced for $12.95 but I managed to find mine for $8 and some change.

XOXO

-Kaitlin

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All items were purchased by Orange Lipstick for personal use and review purposes. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Zoya Song will have you singing the blues - in a good way!

Today I have a polish that I'm just ridiculously in love with!  Seriously, this was love at the very first brushstroke. 

This beautiful blue is Zoya Song.  I first saw Song on The Crumpet's blog HERE but for some reason I never thought to order it until recently.


This color is awesome because it's not a bright, royal blue but it also isn't navy.  This is just a really nice midnight blue with royal blue shimmer.  It's so subtle but it gives the polish incredible depth.


My nails just look like deep, little pools of water!  I love this polish!


Yesterday I wore a neutral top with gold accents and used this as my "accent color."  I can't wait to try layering Zoya Gilty over this.


You can pick it up on Zoya's website for $8 HERE XOXO

-Kaitlin

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

There's nothing tempting about this Temptress' Kiss

I've already shown you the L'Oreal and Project Runway collaboration lip glosses that I picked up but today I wanted to share with you the lipstick I grabbed.


This is The Temptress' Kiss and it's a good Fall color (although we're well past that now).  I feel like the stores around me are always so late in putting out product that we're already on to the next season.


This shade is a vampy burgundy/plum color and I've been wanting to add a shade like this to my stash for forever.


Unfortunately, the color isn't as opaque as I'd hoped, as you can see from these swatch photos.  I had to run the bullet over my arm several times to get the opacity you see here:


You may be wondering why I don't have lip swatches...well...I couldn't stand the smell.  Seriously, this smells like burning plastic and chemicals.  When I applied it, I thought I might literally be sick.  I decided to test it anyway but had to remove it after about 45 minutes because I kept gagging at the smell.


I gifted this to my sister because she loves to wear lip colors like this.  I warned her about the smell but she opened it and sniffed it and said it didn't bother her at all.  Weird!  I'm not super sensitive to fragrances but this was just a big no for me.

In the short time that I wore it, I found it to be very drying.  Considering that I had it on for less than an hour and it dried my lips, I'd say that's a pretty bad sign.

Add together the foul smell, poor color payoff, and drying property and this is a dud.  My sister seems to like it so I'm glad it works for someone!

You can find this in most drugstores or online HERE for $6.26.
XOXO

-Kaitlin

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Take me to an Oasis of shimmery green shadows!

Today I want to show you a Bare Minerals loose eyeshadow that I can't seem to find on the Ulta or Sephora websites.  I know, I know - it's mean to show you something you can't have!  But I think you might still be able to find this on eBay or other retailers.


Bare Minerals, at its roots, is all about loose but they've definitely come out swinging with their pressed format eyeshadows, too.


This is Oasis - a gorgeous, shimmery, olive green.  These type of colors just melt my heart - so pretty!


I was afraid the loose shadow would be difficult to work with but it's surprisingly easy.  The formula stays and stays and I don't notice creasing or fading all day.


Just make sure to pat it on gently and avoid applying too much so you don't have fallout.


All in all, I love this!  You can find the shades currently available HERE for $14.

By the way, I've entered a LA Colors Cosmetics giveaway for a HUGE basket of goodies.  I would so appreciate it if you would click on the link below this picture and hit the Like button.  The picture with the most likes wins and the contest ends December 21.  If I win, I will be giving away HALF the goodies to y'all in the form of giveaways!


Thank you so much!  I really appreciate it!

XOXO

-Kaitlin

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All items were purchased by Orange Lipstick for personal use and review purposes.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Audacious Asphalt provides a nice base for smoky eye looks

I've talked about Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Gel Shadows before HERE and HERE.  I really love these because they can either serve as a base for powder shadows or you can use them on their own.


Today I want to show you Audacious Asphalt.  This is part of the permanent line so no worries about having to rush out to get it.



This color is a nice grey that I think is really better for layering other shades on top.  This one seems to be the least pigmented Color Tattoo that I've tried so it's a bit of a disappointment for using on its own.



I've used it before to build up smoky looks.  I feel like it's difficult to put this on lids because if you blend too much it'll smear around on eyes.



Like I said, this definitely benefits from having powder shadows on top.



You can find this in pretty much every grocery store and drugstore for about $6.99.  Find it on Ulta's site HERE.


XOXO

-Kaitlin

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This product was given to me by a fellow blogger.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Candy Apple lips with Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter!

I have a strange love-hate relationship with drugstore lipsticks.  Sometimes they're just so drying and sometimes you stumble upon a really fantastic one.  Well, add this Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter to the love list!


The amazingly talented Muse from Musings of a Muse sent this to me when I won the Forsaken Shimmering Body Veil in her giveaway.  I'm glad she did because I'm not sure this is something I would've picked up for myself.


This lip butter provides very light coverage but I wouldn't say it's sheer.  The color is really beautiful - don't let the red bullet intimidate you.


This comes across as a really nice orangey-red flush on lips.  It's shiny and balm-like.  Seriously, my lips feels really hydrated when I wear this and the wear-time is really great - about 5 hours.


I'm so glad the Muse sent this to me because I totally would have passed this one over but it's now one of my favorites!  

I detect a slight fruit-punch scent but no taste.  The scent fades fairly quickly.


I'm going to say that you need this!  Seriously, it's awesome!  If this color isn't your thing, at least check out the other shades in this formula.

You can purchase HERE for $7.49.


XOXO

-Kaitlin

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This product was given to me by a fellow blogger.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Control your shine with these minty Boscia sheets!

Tell me you use blotting papers.  Seriously, they're the greatest thing since sliced bread for me!  I have very oily skin and I have to blot constantly.


I usually like the blue, slicky sheets from Neutrogena or Walgreens; however, I decided to grab some of these Boscia ones since they're oh-so-cheap at $5 for 100 sheets.  (I already gave you a preview of these in my "What's in my purse?" video!)


These really do smell like peppermint!  That combined with the adorable packaging make these a must in my purse.


Now, I feel like the Neutrogena ones I use soak up a TON of oil.  Like, almost my entire face full.  Unfortunately, these are for lighter jobs.  If you only have a bit of oily these would work nicely.  I tend to use these for quick touch-ups when my face hasn't completely dissolved into an oil slick.


You can see that they're quite a nice size.  These are also good for blotting your hairline should oil appear there.

All in all, I really like these and I'll be buying more!  I think they're a great addition to my purse and I love the minty scent.


XOXO

-Kaitlin

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Base and top coats I love

Makeup is an incredibly personal thing - what works for some might not work for others.  This is true even in the nail world and you'll find that opinions on base and top coats range wildly.  Some swear by one product and others hate it.  Today I want to tell you about two base coats and three top coats that I adore.


Let's start with the base coats since that's where you start on your nails!  First up is Orly Bonder ($7.99).  This is a rubberized base coat that leaves nails feeling tacky!  It dries incredibly quickly but if you touch your nails they will feel like rubber.  It's crazy.  I find that this works really nicely with glitters.  

Second is OPI Natural Nail Base Coat ($8).  This is one of my HG products because it dries so quickly and applies in a really thin layer.  Speed is the name of the game for me when it comes to nails.


Which leads to my top coats that I love.  My top two favorites are quick-dry top coats.  The first is Orly In A Snap ($7.99).  This top coat dries incredibly quickly and leaves nails with a glossy shine.  

The second is Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat ($7.99).  This is a cult favorite and I can't believe how shiny it is.  I like to do my nails before bed and the worst thing is to wake up with the dreaded fabric imprints on nails.  

The final one isn't quick dry but it is beautiful  This is INM Northern Lights Hologram Top Coat ($5.99).  Hologram?  Umm...that's a bit much.  This won't give you a holographic nails BUT ti will give them a nice smattering of super-fine iridescent glitter.  So beautiful.

So there you have it!  I've linked to the products in their names in the post.


XOXO

-Kaitlin

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Get into a state of zen with Kat Von D pigment in Meditation

Ok, can I make a confession?  I have zero experience with pigments.  Seriously.  I have no idea how I'm supposed to use them.  Pigments are just a big, scary realm of the makeup world that I haven't entered yet...

Until now.  That's right - I picked up a Kat Von D True Romance pigment in Meditation on Black Friday.  It was on super-duper clearance for only $7.  I check Sephora's website and I don't see them posted anymore.  Boo.  I imagine you might can still scoop some up in stores or you can find them on Amazon HERE.


Why haven't I used pigments before?  Well, for one thing, what should I apply them with?  Brushes?  Sponge-tip applicators?  Wet or dry?  Do I need a bonding or mixing agent?  


Seriously, I had no idea.  So I figured I would bite the bullet and try this one since this color makes me do grabby hands every time I see it.  Seriously, bronzy rose gold?  Yeah, I'm on it.  Alllllll over it.


This pigment comes in a hefty 0.17 oz jar with a sifter top.  The beautiful packaging is part of the allure of Kat Von D for me.


Ahh, perfection!  I dove right in and just used a sponge-tip applicator to apply dry to my lids.  I applied over Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP) but I always use UDPP because of my oily lids.

This stayed put with zero creasing or fading.  After nine hours it was still packing a punch!  Love it!
  

I tried to compare this to other colors in my stash and even though I have similar ones I definitely don't have an exact dupe.  From left to right this is:  

Kat Von D Meditation, 2nd shade in the Lorac Satisfying Toffee Crunch palette, Urban Decay Sin, Urban Decay Toasted (probably the closest dupe), Wet n Wild Walking on Eggshells eyelid shade, Wet n Wild Comfort Zone left eyelid shade, Prestige Cosmetics Knockout

I suppose you should check your stash before purchasing to see if you have anything similar.  For $7 this is a great addition; however, I wouldn't be comfortable paying the almost $20 I'm seeing in other places.  Yes, this is a nice shade but you could put $20 toward a much larger set that contains lots of shades.

XOXO

-Kaitlin

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