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Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money: Review and Swatches

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Hey everyone!

Today I have a review of the Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money. I've been on a real kick talking about Colourpop but it's an incredibly affordable brand that's been so trendy lately while still churning out some great releases so it's no surprise they're one I've been loving. 

Colourpop launched in ULTA stores a few months ago and I took the opportunity to try out more of their products in person. The Super Shock Highlighters are not new and have been part of the range for months but I think highlighters can be so finicky so I tried it in person first.

The Super Shock Highlighter has the same creamy wet-feeling formula as their Super Shock Shadows. It's almost like putty, it's movable and fun to play with. I was super curious to see how it applied and looked on the skin.


Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money

Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money

Click through to read through my thoughts, see photos, and swatches!

MAC x Patrickstarrr Floral Realness Full Face Kit in Me So Chic: Review, Photos, and Swatches

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Hey everyone! Today I have a review, swatches, and three looks using the MAC x Patrickstarrr Floral Realness Full Face Kit in Me So Chic. This limited edition collection is the second collaboration between MAC and Patrickstarrr. I wasn't really feeling Patrickstarrr's first collection since it felt just too neutral but when I saw the Floral Realness collection and the purple tones, it was just so gorgeous.


MAC x Patrickstarrr Floral Realness Full Face Kit in Me So Chic

I loved that Patrickstarrr did two versions with color while also balancing brightness. The Me So Chic Kit has purples in the quad with pinks and peaches in the lip and face products to contrast. The Me So Fleek Kit has brighter pink, purple, and blue together and I think you would be able to find one collection to suit your style. 

Each limited edition kit comes with a full sized Eyeshadow Quad, Lipstick, Lipglass, and Powder Blush Duo. 

Click through to read my thoughts, see swatches, and a look using the kit


Makeup Geek Lip Products Review and Swatches: Iconic Lipstick, Plush Creme, and Plush Matte

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Today I have a review of three different Makeup Geek lip products, one of the Iconic Lipsticks in Shy, one of the Plush Mattes in Marriage Material, and one of the Plush Cremes in Old Soul. Makeup Geek came out with their lip products ages ago and there was a lot of hype for them because they were frequently previewed before their launch on social media.


Makeup Geek Lip Products: Iconic Lipstick, Plush Creme, and Plush Matte

I decided to get two of the more neutral mauves during a sale and got one of the brighter colors in a set. I've had these lip products for several months now but it's taken me a while to write this post. The long and short of it is, these are just so-so. 

Continue reading for my thoughts and also swatches of the colors and why I feel this way. 

Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lips vs Stila Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipstick: Review, Swatches, and Comparison

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Today I have another Colourpop vs. ___ comparison, this time swatching, reviewing, and comparing the Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lips in Doozy, Party Wave, Slide, and Zuma vs. Stila Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipsticks in Sheer Ballerina. These are both liquid lipsticks touting a sheerer/lighter coverage finish in contrast to the typically opaque finish to liquid lipsticks.

From top to bottom: Colourpop Doozy, Party Wave, Slide, Zuma, and Stila Sheer Ballerina


Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lips vs Stila Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipstick

The Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lips came out first, launching in 2016 while the Stila Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipstick launched in 2017. I can't think of any brands doing a sheer liquid lipstick before the Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lips, I feel like they were the first (though feel free to correct me if I'm wrong).

If you're wondering what the difference between a liquid lipstick and a lip stain are, here's a quick comparison
  • Lip Stain: Usually water-based, "staining" or coloring your lips, lightweight, translucent 
  • Liquid Lipstick: Usually hydrocarbon based (like isododecane), adds a layer onto your lips instead of coloring it, not intended to stain your lips (though some can stain it another color due to the pigments used)
I'm not usually a fan of lip stains because the water-based formula can be drying and I don't like having to try to scrub off the stain at the end of the day. I like the idea behind a sheer liquid lipstick, having the longevity without it looking so heavy like a typical liquid lipstick. 

Click through to read my thoughts on both formulas, see swatches, and which I prefer!