Monday, April 28, 2014

Makeup Favorites (Review and Video)

I've been planning to do more reviews and videos for the blog since the new year came around, but life has gotten in the way.  I filmed a couple videos in late January and finally edited the second one.  All of the opinions from the video still ring true, and the products shown are still my favorites.

As per my usual format of review videos and posts, the video is included for those of you who like to watch me be a goober ;-) and pictures/swatches and typed reviews are available as you scroll down.  I hope you enjoy!


Makeup Favorites


DivineMrsDiva.com - Makeup Favorites (Review and Video)


DivineMrsDiva.com - Makeup Favorites (Review and Video) Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain and Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Turn On, Lovelight, and Anarchy - Turn On and Anarchy are very pigmented.  Lovelight is a bit sheer, but provides a definite tint.  Smooth and creamy texture feels really good on the lips.  They last at least a few hours during normal wear.  I will definitely be purchasing more colors.
$22 at UrbanDecay.com, Sephora, Ulta, etc.

DivineMrsDiva.com - Makeup Favorites (Review and Video) Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain  (Honey, Rendezvous, Romantic, Sweetheart, Lovesick)
Tinted lip stains can be layered for more color.  They last a LONG time.  I have worn them all day long before and they have stayed on through eating and drinking.  Occasionally I do have to touch up the color, but it isn't very often.  The color pay off is pretty nice, especially with Lovesick, Sweetheart, and Rendezvous.  I get the most compliments when I wear Lovesick, which is a more purple-tinged pink compared to Lovesick.
About $8.99 at Ulta, Walmart, Target, and various drugstores

DivineMrsDiva.com - Makeup Favorites (Review and Video) Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain




DivineMrsDiva.com - Makeup Favorites (Review and Video) Bare Minerals High Shine Eyecolor and NYX Roll On Shimmer

Bare Minerals High Shine Eyecolor - The bottle and sponge applicator makes for a no-spill situation.  They are very shiny and shimmery with no fall out.  There aren't any flecks of glitter to deal with.  They go on very smooth and last a long time applied over a primer.  I typically apply by patting the sponge applicator on my lid.  See below for swatches.
About $12 on BareMinerals.com, Sephora, Ulta

Nyx Roll On Shimmer (I use Nude, Walnut, and Salmon the most.)  The shades I showed you are very similar, but Salmon is more sparkly with more glittery flecks.  They roll on well, with an even distribution of color.  I only wear mine on top of primer and they last that way.  When I apply, I roll the color out on the back of my hand, spritz my brush with MAC Fix+, and pick up color with my moistened brush.  Then I pat the color over my lid.  This works well in allowing the color to be more vivid, helping the makeup last longer, and keeping the fall out at a minimum.  Lots of colors to choose from and the price is great!
$3.99 at Ulta

DivineMrsDiva.com - Makeup Favorites (Review and Video) Bare Minerals High Shine Eyecolor and NYX Roll On Shimmer




DivineMrsDiva.com - Makeup Favorites (Review and Video) theBalm InStain Blush and Bare Minerals Blush

theBalm InStain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush    (I use Swiss Dot, Toile, and Houndstooth.)
Extremely pigmented, very long lasting, easily blended before it sets.  A little goes a LONG way. I have since purchased the full size of my (pictured above) sample, as well as full sizes of two other colors.  I adore how long they last. See below for swatch. 
$22 at theBalm.com

Bare Minerals Blush in Exhilarate (On the website, First Class and Secret look the most similar to Exhilarate.)
I love all the Bare Minerals/Buxom products I have tried, so it was no surprise I loved this as well.  I was using Nars Orgasm and theBalm Hot Mama all the time and wanted something a bit different.  This is a more muted dusty pink shade that I did not own previously.  It looks pretty and natural on, blends well, and has a good amount of pigment.  It does last a long time, but I always wear mine over a primered face.  I have oily skin and do need to blot and touch up powder on occasion, so this doesn't last as long as the InStain blushes.
This exact color not sold separately, but the website does have very similar colors $19

DivineMrsDiva.com - Makeup Favorites (Review and Video) theBalm InStain Blush and Bare Minerals Blush


Got any favorites you want to tell me about?  I love trying new products!!

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