Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby: Swatches and Review

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(Just a reminder, don't forget to enter my blog hop giveaway for either a Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid or Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette or $40 Sephora/ULTA gift card so you're eligible for the $350 cash giveaway. It ends tomorrow at midnight!)

Hey everyone!

Today I have a review of the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby.  I don't think anyone in the beauty community missed out on hearing about Fenty Beauty/Rihanna's makeup line and I wanted to make sure I didn't miss out. Given Rihanna's penchant for color, I was rather interested in seeing how inclusive their foundation was and how there was such a variety of highlighters to fit so many skin tones.

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby

I went back and forth between the highlighters; I swatched a few of the duos and the single Metal Moon before I decided on Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby. 

Product shot of Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby

Click through to read my review and see my swatches of the Killawatt Highlighter!

Announcement: The Makeup Show LA 2017 - November 4th and 5th

Hey everyone!

I'm so excited to talk about one of my favorite events of the year, The Makeup Show LA! If you're not familiar, this is a professional trade show for individuals in the beauty industry. Unlike other trade shows, this is geared towards working professionals and has much to offer for someone looking to expand their knowledge and network in the community.

The show actually used to be held in March but this year it's being held in November. The dates are Saturday, November 4, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, November 5, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the California Market Center in Downtown LA.

Unlike most other trade shows, they emphasize the opportunity to stock up your kit while also learning from those working in the industry without judgment.

Here are some of the offerings and some of my picks for brands to look out for at the show:

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Smoldering Satin: Swatch and Review

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(Just a reminder, don't forget to enter my blog hop giveaway for either a Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid or Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette or $40 Sephora/ULTA gift card so you're eligible for the $350 cash giveaway)

Hey everyone!

Today I have a swatch and review of the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Smoldering Satin. I saw a few posts about this online and swatched it in Sephora, but wasn't sure the formula would actually hold up without being a glittery mess. I ended up reading a few reviews praising the formula and that was enough for me to try it out.

These are a mix of glitter and eyeshadow suspended in a liquid medium, with some shades having a clear to sheer base (making it a great eyeshadow topper) and others having a more opaque base (for wearing on its own). Glitter is typically a very finicky product and loose glitter especially so. This seems to avoid most of the mess by having it mixed in one product.

Does the product live up to its hype? Click through to read my review~

Mega Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway - Enter to Win $350 & Beauty Prizes!

Hey everyone!

I'm excited to say that I'm a part of an amazing Mega Beauty Blog Hop giveaway with a few of my fellow beauty/lifestyle bloggers. This is a blog hop-style giveaway, meaning you can enter my giveaway, hop over to my fellow bloggers to enter their giveaways, AND if you all of our giveaways you're eligible to enter the Grand Prize giveaway to win $350 in PayPal cash! 
You do not need to enter all in a single sitting. Come back and complete all entries by October 31st.

This giveaway IS open to US and International entries. I will ship to you regardless of where you are located. I will do my best to package the item, but once it leaves my hands I'm not liable for any lost or damaged products due to the post office.

This begins 10/16 1PM EST and runs until 10/31 Midnight EST. There will be two giveaway widgets in this post, the first will be to my giveaway and the second will be to the Grand Prize giveaway for $350 in PayPal Cash, which you will enter once you enter EVERYONE'S giveaway across all of the blogs. You do not have to enter them all at once, there is a list of each blog so you can take your time to enter each.

I am giving away your choice of either the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter or Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette or a $40.00 Sephora/ULTA gift card. I figured I could give the winner a choice since I know not everyone is into highlighters but are into eyeshadows and vice versa.

To enter my giveaway, use the widget to subscribe to my newsletter (the box is available on the right side if you're on a desktop or scroll to the bottom if you're on mobile) and follow me (ohmeohmai) on Instagram. That's it!

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To enter everyone else's giveaway, follow the list below. Once you're done, enter for the Grand Prize giveaway available on any of our blogs! 

In the event that you get an ERROR message when clicking on any of the links below, try clicking on the HOME page of that blog. Or come back later and try again. There are often hiccups that happen in the beginning of a pre-scheduled blog hop such as this. Thank you
for your patience!

  1. Makeup Obsessed Mom
  2. Notes from My Dressing Table
  3. Thefabzilla
  4. The Feminine Files
  5. Beauty and Fashion Tech
  6. Portrait of Mai (that's me! skip this)
  7. Realizing Beauty
  8. Style, Decor & More
  9. NorahLovesMakeup
  10. I Like to Talk A Lot
  11. My Beauty Bunny
  12. Beauty Info Zone
  13. Collective Beauty
  14. Geniabeme
  15. Phyrra
  16. The Plastic Diaries
  17. Ahleessa 4 Realz
  18. HashtagFabLife
  19. My Highest Self
  20. Polarbelle
  21. Just Tiki
  22. Brighter, Darling
  23. Haus of Hounds
  24. XO, Noelle
  25. Kate Loves Makeup
  26. ColorSutraa
  27. The Daily Nail
  28. Glam and Uncensored
  29. Keely's Nails
  30. From My Vanity
  31. Beaumiroir
  32. We Heart This
  33. Prime Beauty
  34. Chick Lit Plus
  35. PolishGalore
The Grand Prize entry form is on every one of the participating blogs, so you only need to enter once at the blog that you end on. All entries will be verified once the giveaway is over, so please give us a few days to announce the winners. Make sure you follow ALL the rules of each giveaway so you won’t be disqualified! This blog hop giveaway will run for 2 weeks, ending on October 31st at 11:59pm EST and is open to all.

Do not enter until you have completed ALL 35 beauty blogger giveaways. All entries will be verified. Good Luck!

  I wish you the best of luck and hope you come across new blogs you'll enjoy reading!

It Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow Face Palettes - Review and Swatches

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Hey everyone!

Today I have a review on the It Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow, a three-in-one highlighter, blush, and bronzer palette. These are marketed as a "Skin-Transforming Healthy Flush Blushing Bronzer". As a whole, It Cosmetics bases their brand on being a merge of both skincare and makeup, especially their choice to collaborate with plastic surgeons for many of their products.

What's interesting is that it promises your highlighter, blush, and bronzer in one sweep, yet the colors in the pan are running vertically/top to bottom instead of horizontally/left to right. Using a brush to sweep across left to right does a better job at blending the colors together instead of creating a gradient effect of highlighter, blush, and bronzer across your cheeks, but the color you get is still beautiful.

Click through for my review and swatches!

bareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Bo$$ - Swatch and Review

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Hey everyone! 

Today I have a review of the bareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor. I first heard about these liquid lip colors from EmilyNoel83 on Youtube and she touted them as an extremely comfortable liquid lip color.  I put off buying one until I saw that they were one of ULTA's Hot Buys during their 21 Days of Beauty event. Normally $19, they were $13 during the sale. I picked up Bo$$, described as a dirty pink beige.

The Gen Nude range includes sixty shades across four different product ranges meant to suit all different skin tones. Considering that most people think "beige" when they say nude, I was rather impressed with the variety of colors and formulas I saw.

bareMinerals says:
  • "this long-wearing matte liquid lipstick formula is primer-infused to help color stay in place and prevent feathering. With a velvety, lightweight feel it glides on with no pull and contains moisturizing ingredients to counteract the dryness associated with many matte lipsticks."
The brand makes some pretty big promises and I had high hopes and so I wanted to see if it was really all that different from other liquid lipstick formulas. To read my thoughts and see swatches, feel free to click through!