hey everyone! i hope everyone’s having a great thanksgiving break so far.
i’ve bought a ton of makeup lately and forgot to review about them.
to start off, my non-lipstick related makeup: nail polish!!! i didn’t buy all of this at once, but over the course of the past year or so. i <3 essie nail polish! (i have more, but these are my most recent/favorite ones!)
the 4th one from the left in the essie picture is the newest one i’ve purchased, which was yesterday, as well as the clear top coat!
[if you want to know a certain color, feel free to leave a comment and i'll let you know! i'm too lazy to post all the names haha]
TIME FOR MAKEUP YAY.
so from left to right, we have:
♦ neutrogena moistureshine gloss in nutri berry
♣ neutrogena moistureshine gloss in healthy peach
♠ neutrogena revitalizing lip balm in healthy blush
♥ neutrogena healthy lengths mascara in carbon black; the non-waterproof version (i’ve heard weird reviews about the waterproof version! :x)
so the first review will be on the neutrogena revitalizing lip balm in healthy blush.
it is honestly the best tinted lip balm i’ve ever used! i’ve tried the burt’s bee’s tinted lip balm in rose and it’s not as creamy and bright as this one. definitely an A+ from me!
(sorry for awkward lips, my entire face is all sore and gross because i had a sleepover with some of my old friends and we stayed up till 4:45 AM!!!)
and here is the neutrogena moistureshine gloss in nutri berry and healthy peach!
(i did a half and half thing–as you can maybe tell, the nutri berry has a darker pink tone and the healthy peach has orange/tan undertones.)
i love these lip glosses! they’re really moisturizing, as advertised, and last a pretty long time. it’s great for wearing to school because the application is really quick and easy, and the colors are not too bright but add a little pop. yay!
now here are the two neutrogena moistureshine glosses and the revitalizing lip balm all swatched next to each other!
the order is healthy peach (gloss), nutri berry (gloss), and healthy peach (lip balm) in natural lighting.
and how it looks under flash.
as you can probably tell, the lip blam does give off some color but it’s mostly for moisture or wearing under lip glosses as a prep. the two lipglosses have a pretty good amount of color but nutri berry is a little brighter! :)
on to the revlon ‘just bitten’ lipstain + balm combo in gothic!
it’s kind of like a red sharpie that is running out of ink.
honestly i wasn’t really impressed but at the same time it’s really handy–when i first used it (last night), the color came out really well, and in photographs my friends took it turned out well and usually i have the problem of when the inside of my lip is different colors with the lipstick on the outside but for this it didn’t happen!
the cons: difficult to apply, rubs off a strange thin ‘layer’….imagine those crayola markers, and coloring over one spot over and over–and the paper starts to peel? that kind of happened, it was really strange. the color takes forever to come out after the second and third uses!
overall, could have been better, but i didn’t expect much from a drugstore-bought lipstain. i love lipstains though, they work well for me because i have strange shaped lips, haha!
ON TO MY MOST FAVORITE LIPSTICK!!!
that’s right folks. i bought a lipstick from chanel’s new rouge allure velvet line!
i bought it in the shade ‘la somptueuse’, number 39, out of the eight different shades.
i absolutely CANNOT get over this lipstick. it is the perfect holiday shade! i generally have a hard time shopping for red lipsticks, since i’m really pale, but this dark red lipstick is the perfect shade.
it’s also really matte which looks really classy and flawless! it applies really well and you don’t have to use a lip pencil (but you still can if preferred.) it lasts FOREVER too–i went a whole day without having to reapply it! (then again, i didn’t really eat or drink anything that day! hahaha)
(again, sorry for looking gross, i only got 6 hours of sleep, and that’ because i slept in till 10!)
the photos aren’t as true to color as i wanted them to be– the lipstick is a little darker in person.
the swatch on my hand in comparison to my face!
my lips are super awkwardly edited…sorry guyz.
and a cute gif because i’m a nerd ♥
love you all! i have more to post, just stay tuned!