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Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Silent Disco - Swatch and Review

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Hey everyone! Today I have a review of the Milk Makeup Eye Pigment that I got in the Sephora Favorites Extravagant Eyes Set

I first learned about Milk Makeup after watching their product videos on their Youtube channel. From the videos they have though and information on the website, the products are meant to be fuss-free and easy to apply. The product line seems to cater to everyone on the makeup spectrum; some products give me this quirky and artistic vibe while others gives off this effortless and fresh vibe.

I played with the Eye Pigment when I saw Milk Makeup at my local store but I wanted to give it a full try and was excited about seeing it in this Sephora Favorites set.


Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Silent Disco

Where to Purchase: Milk Makeup, Sephora
Price: $24.00 for .34 oz
Do they test on animals?: The company does not test on animals.
Packaging: The Eye Pigment comes in a squeeze tube with see-through packaging so you can easily tell which color you're using.

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Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight - Swatch and Review

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Hey everyone! Today I have a review of the Essence Pure Nude Highlighter, a baked highlighter that's a new addition to the line. I've been on a real highlighter kick and have been snatching up many of the drugstore I could find. I was so tempted by the fact that it was less than $5.00 so I thought it was so worth a try. You've probably been hearing a lot about this highlighter lately and I'm here to say it's worth the hype!
 Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight

Where to Purchase: Essence, ULTA, ULTA stores
Price: $4.49 for 6.5 grams/.22 oz
Do they test on animals?: The company does not test on animals.
Packaging: The Pure Nude Highlighter comes in a black compact with a clear lid.


Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight

Formula:


Essence says "Bring out your natural glow with this baked powder that has a slightly marbled effect. Works on any skin tone and is perfect for adding a subtle shimmer to your face."

Just looking at it in the pan, you wouldn't think that this would be that much of a highlight but oh man looks are deceiving. This is a wonderful golden peachy champagne that doesn't have chunky glitter or obvious sparkle. It applies lighter on the skin than it appears in the pan. It brings a beautiful sheen to your face but what's amazing is that it layers so well so it's buildable to a sheeny highlight without over accentuating pores. This is what you want for days when you want that "lit from within" look but also when you want to look like light is emanating from your face.

The baked formula is smooth and not dry at all so it blends out well. The formula doesn't kick up a lot of powder as long as you're not using a dense brush so you don't have to worry about picking up and applying too much product. If you're someone who wants a versatile highlighter that can give you both the subtle sheen and more glowy highlight, I highly recommend you give this a try. For less than $5.00, you have practically nothing to lose.

Wear Time: I was able to get 7-8 hours of wear over my foundation.

Swatch:

I do think this is a difficult product to swatch. I swatched it with my fingers on the left and with a brush on the right. Though it looks quite dark in the pan, it applies much lighter like a champagne beige on the skin!


Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight

Conclusion: 

I highly recommend this highlighter, especially if you're still new to the world of highlighters and don't want something too strong. The formula is very forgiving, especially since it's smooth and not powdery so you won't pick up too much product. If you see this in stores, I definitely say pick it up!

What's your current highlighter of the moment? Are you a fan of powder highlighters?

Disclaimer: I purchased this highlighter myself. All opinions are my own. I was not paid for this post. The post contains an affiliate link which provides me with a commission based off your use of the link to make your purchase.

KIKO Milano Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in Golden Brown 06 - Swatch and Review

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Hey everyone! Today I have a review of the KIKO Milano Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow. It's  a cream eyeshadow in stick form for super easy application. I came across these eyeshadows when I looked up reviews for must-have products from KIKO. I'll admit I was already intrigued from the reviews but also because they reminded me of my once loved MAC Shadesticks (a cream eyeshadow that they no longer make!). I just had to pick one up and got it in the shade Golden Brown.

KIKO Milano Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in Golden Brown

Where to Purchase: KIKO Milano
Price: $12.00 for 1.64 grams/.06oz
Do they test on animals?: The company does not test on animals but they do sell in China which has the option of testing cosmetics that are imported into the country.
Packaging: The eyeshadow comes in a sleek black plastic twist up tube.

KIKO Milano Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in Golden Brown

Formula: 


KIKO Milano says "Extreme hold for a blendable intense colour. Creamy formula ensures extreme blendability of the line immediately after application. Once set, colour remains uniform and radiant for up to 8 hours without streaking or smudging"

Having heard so much hype from other bloggers about the formula, my expectations were set pretty high and I'm so happy it lived up to the hype. The formula is wonderfully pigmented and creamy and doesn't set too quickly so you have a chance of blending out the color while still keeping the pigmentation on your eyes. If left to set without blending, it can take a few minutes for that creamy/slightly tacky feeling to go away but it dries down much quicker if you blend it out.

This is a formula that doesn't need to be layered because of its pigmentation; I actually found that it was more likely to crease when I did a heavier layer and when I didn't blend the eyeshadow. I apply it directly onto my eyes and use a synthetic paddle-shaped brush (I like the ELF $1 Eyeshadow Brush) which makes it super easy to blend out the edges.

The wear claim is seriously spot on; even with my oily lids I got about 7-8 hours of wear before it started creasing without primer and got 10 hours of wear before it started creasing with primer. Not only is it long wearing but it's so easy to apply especially if you don't have much time in the day.


Swatch:


KIKO Milano Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in Golden Brown Swatch

Conclusion: 

Basically this is an excellent eyeshadow stick formula for a very reasonable price and it totally lives up to the name for me. There's a wide range of colors both neutral and bright so I think you'd be able to find one that would suit you! I'm really pleased with the formula and definitely want to get more.

Are you a fan of eyeshadow sticks?

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Chihuahua - Swatch and Review

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Hey everyone! Today I have a review of the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Chihuahua. I know I'm super late when it comes to trying this formula out, I think the first shades launched a few years ago. I'm not sure why but I just never felt compelled to try the formula out but after getting one of the shades in a Sephora Favorites set, it seemed like fate was trying to get me on the bandwagon.


Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Chihuahua

Where to Purchase: Sephora, Too Faced, ULTA, Macy's
Price: $21.00 for .40 oz/12 mL
Do they test on animals?: The company does not test on animals.
Packaging: The Liquified Long Wear Lipstick comes in a squeeze tube with an attached doefoot applicator.


Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Chihuahua

Formula:

Too Faced says "Get the staying power of a stain, the intense color of a liquid lipstick and the high shine of a gloss in one long-wear formula. Using exclusive technology to keep cauldrons of molten lipsticks liquid and creamy, Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick comfortably coats lips in bursts of intense, high-impact, super rich, saturated color that lasts for hours."

First impressions were not good because when I first went to use it, all this clear liquid came out and the product was separated. I had heard that the product could be prone to separating over time but it was my first time using it. After shaking and squeezing the tube, the product started coming out more opaque and creamy and I was able to use it.

The formula is a thin and creamy liquified lipstick and glides on easy with the use of the doefoot application. The finish starts off like a shiny satin (not full on glossy) and dries down to a satin finish that gets more matte over time. It doesn't dry down though, so it isn't transfer-proof. 

Too Faced doesn't specify how long it's meant to last, only that it's long-wear and lasts for hours. I wasn't expecting it to last long but to my surprise I was able to get 6-7 hours of wear with no breakdown. I didn't find the formula to be drying or hydrating and thankfully it wasn't sticky either. The formula is very comfortable to wear and not heavy on my lips at all.

Swatch:


Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Chihuahua

Conclusion:

Formula-wise, I think it's a nice alternative to the typical liquid to matte liquid lipsticks out there. It's easy to apply due to its thin and creamy consistency but it's not too messy because of the included applicator. It wears surprisingly well and can be easily touched up or cleaned up.

However, I feel somewhat torn about the product because of the issue I had with it separating. I do like the product and formula, especially since it lasted much longer than I thought it would. But if at the first go it separated, I'm not entirely sure of its stability over time. I'd say give one a try but I wouldn't necessarily recommend all of them unless you're sure you're into the formula and willing to overlook any possible separation.

Do you own any of the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks?

Disclaimer: I purchased this myself. All opinions are my own. I was not sponsored/paid to write this post. The links included in the post may be affiliate links, which provide me with a commission to support the blog if you choose to use that link to make a purchase.