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Lipstick Tuesday! NARS Mind Game Velvet Lip Glide set

Hi! I’m back!!!

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Today’s Lipstick Tuesday post is all about the limited edition NARS x SARAH MOON Mind Game Velvet Lip Glide Set.

**Currently sold out on Sephora.com**

The set contains six colors one nude (flattering for all skin tones), 3 berries, 2 red shades. Of the six shades, 3 are cult classics and 3 are limited editions.

The only gripe about this set is that the berries and reds look very similar. Honestly, it took a bit to tell the difference between No. 675 and Unspeakable. Same for Chez Claude and Plato’s.

Despite what the reviews say it DOESN’T have a gloss finish. Some reviews I read on Sephora.com claims that these lip glides have a glossy finish when in fact, they do not.

  • It truly is a semi-matte finish and it truly feels like velvet on the lips.
  • It kind of stains the lips after a few hours.
  • Most likely would need to be reapplied throughout the day (if you want to)
  • Definitely made my lips feel very soft and hydrated.

Overall, I like the set, the color stained my lips as the actual product wore off.Β It also left my lips feeling buttery soft, even after the color faded.

Like I said, this is NOT a lip stain, just a matte lip gloss (if that makes any sense lol).

Check out the pics down below!

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First set is full face with flash!


Second set close up no flash

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How do you all feel about this mini set? Do you love it? Would you buy it? Do you think NARS could have done a better job?

Let me know in the comment section!

 

Until next time babes!

xoxo

Myschel

 

 

First Impressions: Ben Nye matte HD foundation

Hello everyone!!

I am back, it has been too long but I have recently got some new goodies to start up my freelancing within the next year.

So first thing I bought is the Ben Nye matte HD foundation palette of olive-brown skin. They also offer it in an essential palette (color range from fair to light, ordered also will discuss in a separate post once I receive it!)

Details:

  • I purchased this from Camera Ready Cosmetics for $60.00 (USD). Click here to see the site
  • Fast 3 day shipping (for $2.00)
  • This palette is refillable and they retail for $8.00 (USD) a pieces
  • Product size of each pot is .14 oz/ 4gm
  • The product comes in a silver tin, has a thick plastic sheet that goes on top of the foundation, plus a foam piece that goes on top of the plastic sheet so the founation is constantly protected.
  • Coverage can range from full to sheer depending on application method.
  • Great for combination and oily skin. Dry skin users can use this palette as along as they use a hydrating moisturizer and primer.

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As you see from the swatches, this will work on those who have olive undertones and women of color with golden undertones also.

I have tested this foundation out for myself and I absolutely love it. It lasted all day, I did have to touch up because I have really oily skin but it lasted all the way until 1:30 am when I got off work. I received tons of compliments on this foundations and it photographs amazingly!

Ben Nye offers this foundation in a bigger size, 0.5oz/14gm, yielding 35-60 applications for $12.00 a piece. 86 shades. Literally from the fairest of skin to the deepest of skin. They have available. Check it out here. Also you can order samples from Camera Ready Cosmetics for $2.99 (USD) if you are unsure of what shade you would be. To see the samples click here

Here is a look I did using the Ben Nye Olive-Brown Matte HD palette

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See how amazing this is!!!!

Face: Coca Sorbet + Mojave Bronze

Highlight: Golden Spice

Contour: Semi-Sweet + Espresso Bean

 

Let me know in the comments below what you think of this foundation palette! If you want more details on the look, let me know and I will do a whole post with the break down of everything I used for this look.

 

 

Until next time!!

xo Myschel