Beauty Blurbs: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Mischievous

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Recently Ulta had all of their Revlon cosmetics 40% off, and I wanted to seize the opportunity to acquire more of my beloved Revlon lip products! There are a few colors I’ve had my eye on, but the only one they had in the store was Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Mischievous*.

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Mischievous is a light orange matte balm. I’ve reviewed other Revlon matte balms in the past, but I always forget to mention that they have slight minty scent. It’s not overpowering, and I really like it.

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I love the tone of Mischievous. It is just enough color to warm up my lips without being too crazy. I think it’s a great shade for spring and summer that would go with several skin tones and makeup looks.

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The one BIG problem I had with Mischievous was that it seriously sunk into the crevices in my lips. It doesn’t look too terrible in the pictures, but it was pretty rough in person. I tried exfoliating my lips, applying some regular lip balm before the matte balm, and layering the product, but nothing seemed to help. I’m thinking Mischievous is a different formula than Standout and Sultry because both of those shades glide onto and coat my lips easily.

4The application bothered me so much I decided to return Mischievous to Ulta (shoutout for their awesome return policy). I knew that I wouldn’t get enough use out of it to justify keeping it. Based on other reviews I’ve read, it seems like results of this lip color are mixed. Some encounter the same problem I did and some don’t. If you’re looking for a light, pretty color for spring, I would pick it up to try yourself…just make sure you buy it somewhere it can be returned just in case!

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*Up until I purchased this lip product, I was pronouncing mischievous as “mis-chee-vee-us.” As I was blogging, I realized that pronunciation didn’t really make sense with the spelling. After some research, I learned that the correct pronunciation is actually “mis-chuh-vuhs”, which I’ve heard but never used. Apparently, this mispronunciation has been around since the 1500s though, so I’m not the first one to mess up. Here’s an article on the Oxford Dictionaries blog if you’re a nerd like me, and you want to read more about it. 🙂

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Beauty Blurbs: NYX Matte Bronzer

0Hey y’all! Well, the calendar may still say it’s spring, but Texas weather is already creeping towards summer! Temperatures in the 90s are quickly reminding me that any hint of summer color I had totally disappeared during winter! I figured it was the perfect time to add a new bronzer to my makeup routine, so I picked up NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium recently.

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I debated between going with the light and medium shade after I swatched both. I went with medium because I was worried the light was too light, and I have an irrational hope that I will gain some resemblance of a tan over the next few months. This bronzer is definitely completely matte…shocker, I know. There’s no hint of shimmer. Any shimmer you see in the photos below is from my blush.

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It was relatively easy to blend, but a little bit of product goes a LONG WAY. Seriously, one or two swipes is all I need for each cheek. A bronzer with shimmer would probably blend even easier, but I don’t think it would pack as big of a punch.

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I haven’t really tried contouring, but I think this would be a great product for a powder contour. The fact that it blends well and comes in five shades means there should be a good color for everyone. If you’re not sure which shade is right for you, try to find a store that has NYX testers available. My local Ulta has tester products for the entire NYX line, so I’m able to swatch anything before I purchase it.

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This bronzer only costs around $10, so it’s a pretty inexpensive way to amp up your beauty routine for the warmer months to come. Let me know if you have a favorite bronzer I need to try!

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Beauty Blurbs: Rimmel ScandalEYES Eyeliner in Nude

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Hey y’all! Today, I’m reviewing the Rimmel ScandalEYES kohl eyeliner in Nude. First of all, way to go Rimmel for that witty name. Even though “to scandalize” means to shock or horrify, I’m all for a good pun. Hopefully this eyeliner doesn’t shock or horrify you though…because I really like it!

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I read somewhere that lining your bottom waterline with nude eyeliner helps reduce the look of redness and make you appear more awake. I’m not sure if it really works, but I do love that it makes my eyes look a little bigger. This particular pencil works pretty well. It glides on very easily, but it doesn’t typically last the entire day. I’d say it only lasts around 3-4 hours before you could reapply.

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However, the color is great for my skin tone and is well pigmented. Also, I haven’t noticed any smudging with this liner, though if there was any it would just blend in with my skin (hah.). I think the nude liner looks great with a more understated makeup look when you just want to look polished and refreshed. This could be an easy addition to a quick makeup routine.

3At around $5-7, this is a relatively inexpensive liner you could try the “nude” trend with. I hope you like it!

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Beauty Blurbs: Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been using Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx as my go-to black eyeliner. It’s been around forever, and I can see why. It glides on easily without tugging on my eyelid, which makes application a breeze. If you’re new to eyeliner or wanting to try it out, I think the Unstoppable Eyeliner is the perfect tool because it goes on so easily.

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I always use it along my top lash line, and I often use it to line my lower waterline as well. The formula doesn’t irritate my eyes regardless of how long I have it on (though I never sleep in my makeup and neither should you!).  It also never smudges onto my eyelid regardless of what eyeshadow I’m wearing, which I’ve encountered with other eyeliners.

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Another great feature is that you simply swivel it up to “sharpen” it. I hate eyeliners that I have to sharpen with a pencil sharpener because I always feel like I’m going to get a splinter in my eye or something. Anyone else? No? Just me? Ok. Anyway…the width of the liner is great for creating thin lines, but it can easily be layered for a more dramatic look.

3Adding Maybelline’s Unstoppable eyeliner to my eye routine really makes my eyes stand out, and I love that I can count on it to stay put and not smudge all day. At around $5.99 most places, it’s a great purchase in my opinion. Hope you agree!

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It's Just Another Manicure Monday…Easy Going

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Happy Monday, y’all! For today’s Manicure Monday, I’m sharing my favorite light pink polish. This “so light it’s almost white” pink is Sinful Colors Easy Going. My mom gifted me this polish a couple years ago, and I’ve loved it ever since.

1It only takes about two coats to become opaque, and it’s relatively easy to apply. The brush is definitely thinner than OPI or Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. If you prefer a brush more similar to Essie, this would fit the bill.

2Want to know how it doesn’t compare to Essie? A bottle of Easy Going will only set you back $1.99 at most drugstores. That’s 75% cheaper than a bottle of Essie or OPI! Some people may claim the quality isn’t as good, but they’re full of it. Just kidding. I know next to nothing about nail polishes. I’m sure there are factors that make different brands superior, but, with a good topcoat, Sinful Colors polishes stay on my nails just as long as some of my pricier polishes. I think their colors are great for when you want to try something new but don’t want to break the bank.

3This particular color is perfect for welcoming spring and Easter! It’s the lightest of pinks, but it isn’t sheer or shimmery like many other pale pinks. It really pops on my hands, and I always get compliments when I’m wearing it! If you’re a fan of pastel shades for spring, I’d definitely give Easy Going a spin. And make sure to check out the Sinful Colors section next time you’re at your local drugstore…with over 60 shades under $2, you’re sure to find something to try!

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