NEW BH Cosmetics Aurora Lights Palette for Summer 2018

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Lots of colorful palettes are dropping for Summer 2018 and I'm really excited about the new BH Cosmetics Aurora Lights Palette ($18). Their baked formula is my favorite and I've been collecting their other baked palettes such as Galaxy Chic, Solar Flare, and Supernova. They're so pigmented, smooth, and blend like a dream, plus you can use them wet for that super shiny look.

I'll be reviewing this one soon but for now, you can check it out on the BH Cosmetics website here!
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New CoverGirl Matte Made Foundation Review & Swatches

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CoverGirl has just launched the new TruBlend Matte Made Foundation ($8.44) in drugstores, and they sent me all 40 shades to swatch for you guys (I'm also doing a giveaway on my YouTube channel since I can't use all of the shades they sent me...link to that video will be at the end of this post).

I think 40 shades at the drugstore is a really huge step toward brands being more inclusive with shade ranges and I think more brands will follow CoverGirl's lead in the future. The Matte Made foundation is broken up into 4 categories...Light, Medium, Tan, and Deep with 10 shades in each. They also have Warm, Cool, and Neutral undertones, but I do wish they would have printed the undertone somewhere on the bottle. As of now, you have to guess the undertone just by looking at it, and while there are some that are very obviously pink or yellow, some are a little harder to distinguish.


Matte Made claims to minimize pores, control shine, feel comfortable on the skin, and last for 12 hours without fading. I've been testing it for the past 3 weeks or so and I definitely have some thoughts on the formula! 


For the most part, I think the claims are true...I found that this foundation:


  • Dries down very quickly to a matte finish and I didn't even feel the need to set it with a powder or setting balm (at least on my dry skin).
  • While I don't know if it minimized my pores, it certainly didn't draw attention to them!
  • It has a nice medium coverage that can be built up.
  • It's long-lasting and didn't wear off (even on my nose) for the majority of the day.
  • Even though my skin is dry, it didn't look cakey or cling to dry patches. 

But there were a few negatives:
  • My skin had a dehydrated look (my cheeks looked like they had fine lines when I smiled), so even though it doesn't cake up on dry skin, it still had a dry appearance to it. 
  • This foundation oxidizes like crazy...the photo below is the same shade. The swatch on the left is one that I let dry first, while the swatch on the right is a fresh swatch. So make sure to go lighter than your normal shade. 

Now let's take a look at some swatches! These are all fresh, non-oxidized swatches and what each shade looks like right out of the bottle (I did these before I knew that the foundation oxidized).





Overall, I like the new CoverGirl Matte Made Foundation for many reasons...it's long-lasting, has nice coverage, and doesn't need to be set (at least on my dry skin). But I also don't like that it oxidizes and also makes my skin look dry (maybe it won't be quite as bad in the summer when my skin leans more toward normal).

To see more (or to enter my giveaway) check out my video below...I also do an application demo so you can see how it covers.

What do you guys think? Will you be trying the new CoverGirl Matte Made foundation?
Available now at drugstores and online at Amazon.
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NEW Covergirl Peach and Chocolate Scented Products + More!

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CoverGirl is on fire lately with all new packaging/branding of older products and lots of brand new releases! I've been getting tagged in photos on Instagram from people who have spotted the new collection at their local Walmart and it includes scented products! Let's take a look...


Chocoholic Collection:

The new Chocoholic Collection includes a Chocolate-scented Contour Palette ($9.98), Chocolate Bronzer ($6.94), and Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette ($9.98).

Peach Collection:

The Peach Collection includes two shades of Peach Punch Blush ($6.94), Peach Punch Highlighter ($6.94), Peach Punch Eyeshadow Palette ($9.98), and a Peach Punch Face Palette ($9.98)
TruNaked Palettes:

There are two more TruNaked Palettes in addition to the Peach and Chocolate versions (these are unscented)...Sunsets ($9.98) and Dazed ($9.98).

TruBlend Contour & Highlight Palettes: 

There are also two new contour palettes...Bloom Babe ($9.98) and Rose Nights ($9.98), and two new Super Stunner Highlight Palettes...It's Lit ($9.98) and Glowing Up ($9.98).

Have you spotted any of these new palettes in-store yet? Which ones are you excited to try?
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Lime Crime Wet Cherry Lip Gloss Review & Swatches

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Lime Crime has just released their new Wet Cherry Lip Glosses ($18 each at Ulta) and they are definitely some of the most unique glosses I've tried in a while! They claim to create that super reflective glossy finish of a maraschino cherry in a lightweight, non-sticky formula and I would agree with that, as they are thinner and way more glossy than just about anything I have in my collection. They actually remind me a lot of the old Maybelline Kissing Potion from the '80's (the ones that were in a roll-on tube).

They come in two different finishes...Juicy Sheer and Sparkly Sheer and have a yummy cherry scent.



I love how they're sheer but still pack a color punch, particularly the deeper shades. My favorites are Bitter Cherry and Sweet Cherry (pictured on me, below).


Overall, these are such a fun summer lip product and I'm really glad to see glossy lips coming back, as I never fully embraced the matte lipstick trend!

What about you? What's your favorite shade pictured in the swatches?

Available now at Ulta.com
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