The third Karrueche x Colourpop collection “Fem Rosa” JUST showed up at my door yesterday evening so of course this won’t be a full review. I ordered the “She” palette, which is just as cute and tiny as the “Yes Please” palette, and the lip trio. I also got a free bonus lip gloss “Polished” with the purchase of the Fem Rosa collection. I skipped on the face palette because I’m 99% sure it would’ve been ashy on me.
Anyway on to the good stuff….
What’s your favorite item from the collection?
Shop the entire collection HERE
I’m slowly but surely testing my way through all of the products that I picked up at The Makeup Show Chicago. Currently, I’ve been testing out the newest additions to Make Up For Ever’s Aqua XL line. I picked up one of the Color Paints in L-30, “Lustrous Khaki”. These paints are super versatile and can be used all over the face or body. They also wear all day, this swatch was on my hand all day after swimming and showering, and have to be removed with an oil based cleanser on my eyes. How pretty is this color?? I’m on the hunt for a matching eyeshadow now but haven’t found one that’s quite perfect yet!
I also picked up three of the Aqua XL Ink Liners in L-20 “Lustrous Deep Blue”, L-40 “Lustrous Yellow”, and L-80 “Lustrous Plum”. I’m really enjoying these liners so far. The yellow liner can be a little streaky and require some building to get an even look on the eye but the blue and plum are very pigmented and smooth.
Nobody does waterproof makeup like Make Up For Ever, honestly truly. They’re my go to for long wearing makeup during the heat of the summer. It’s never too hot for a good beat!
Available at Sephora
One of the perks of going to The Makeup Show is getting early access to unreleased products. Whole I was at the show I picked up Smashbox’s new Photo Finish Primerizer. As a dry skin girl I really don’t reach for primers very often. My pores are small and my skin doesn’t get oily, so silicone based primers really do nothing for me. The “Primerizer” is a mix of a primer and a moisturizer that uses hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to hydrate the skin and prep it for foundation.
It blends away into nothing and doesn’t leave behind a white cast on darker skin tones. As you can see because the Primerizer is not silicone based there’s no blurring or skin smoothing effect. I’ve been using it whenever I do my makeup since I got it and it’s definitely moisturizing without being sticky or greasy and keeps my foundation in place even during these hot summer days. Finally a primer for us dry skin girls!
It seems like The Makeup Show Chicago was just the other day… because it kind of was. The last show was in November 2016, and they were back this month for their 2017 show. The show felt slightly smaller than last years, and some big name brands were missing (NARS, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Kat Von D, where were you?) but I really liked the chill vibe this year.
New to the US brand, NOTE, was also at the show. They’ve recently become available on Ulta.com. They’re marketed as high quality but affordable. I’ll be reviewing a few products from them soon to see if they live up to the claims.
A fun new edition to the show this year is the Play Area. If you’ve been to a Makeup Show before you know how crazy and crowded it can get by the booths. So the Play Area was created to give you the opportunity to play around with products from all of the brands without the pressure, lines, and madness that happens near the booths.
No trip is complete without me trying a new fish taco. I’m basically going to rebrand my entire blog into a fish taco review because I cannot have enough! These beauts came from Big Star in Wicker Park. They featured beer battered tilapia, chipotle mayo, cabbage, red onion, and cilantro, so basically they were delicious. The margarita’s I had were also top tier as well. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ would recommend.
I lived in Chicago forever and I really don’t like Chicago style pizza but I stopped at Lou Malnati’s for lunch after The Makeup Show because it was in walking distance. I might’ve been really hungry but Chicago style pizza is better than I remember. I ate tons of other stuff I forgot to photograph because I’m greedy and a terrible food blogger… maybe I’ll just stick to beauty. 😂
Me: I’m so over all these warm neutral palettes 😑
Also me: COLOUR POP IS MAKING A WARM NEUTRAL PALETTE!?! I MUST HAVE IT!
At this point everybody and their mama is making a warm neutral eyeshadow palette and as much as I’m over it I had to have this adorable lil baby from Colour Pop. I’ve been eyeing their pressed shadows for a while and this is the perfect way to try a lot of shades, cheap and easily. This 12 pan palette was only $16! Yes, it’s small but it’s the perfect size for travel and for someone like me who already has 2394644278 eyeshadows.
My first impression of this palette is that I’m very impressed with the quality for such a cheap price. The mattes are a touch powdery but are pigmented and not chalky or ashy. “Note to Self” looks barely there but it’s really the same shade as my skin. “French Kiss” swatched the best out of all the mattes; I was SHOOK tbh! The shimmers are smooth and not glittery or chunky. I also like the variation of shades and finishes in this palette. There’s lots of mattes which I like and the shimmers are great shades for the lid or inner corner and some good transition/crease colors.
This palette is limited edition and out of stock on Colourpop.com but keep watching their social media because they frequently restock limited edition items so I’m sure you’ll be able to get your hands on it if you’re diligent!
It’s that time of year again! The Makeup Show is back in Chicago this weekend and of course I’ll be there to do lots of learning and a
little lot of shopping!
So Diamond Sponsor of TMS, Makeup Forever, will be be back at the show with a bunch of their latest releases. MUFE will be featuring their iconic Ultra HD complexion range, including the Ultra HD Skin and Lip Boosters, which hydrate and prepare skin for makeup application, and the Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose and Pressed Powders, which flawlessly finish the complexion by blurring and smoothing skin imperfections. They will also be highlighting their recently expanded, waterproof Aqua XL collection at TMS Chicago, including new Aqua XL Ink Liners and Aqua XL Color Paints. Aqua XL Ink Liner is a liquid eye liner that defines and enhances eyes in a wide range of neutral and bold shades with a long-lasting formula. Aqua XL Color Paint is a blendable, highly-pigmented cream available in 20 shades and matte, lustrous, and iridescent finishes. This versatile addition to the Aqua XL family can be worn alone as shadow, as liner, or as an eye shadow base to achieve a full range of eye looks.
I’ve had my eye on the Aqua XL Ink Liners and Color Paints on these since they released a few weeks ago but I was waiting patiently for TMS to buy them!
Of course I won’t be just shopping, I’m looking forward to learning from all of the amazing artists at the show. MUFE’s Artist and Educator Nick Lujan will be back this year teaching a bridal class and a stage demo featuring MUFE latest products. I watched one of his demos at the last show and honestly he’s AMAZING!
Make sure you’re following me on Snapchat (👻: Chaliboo) and Instagram this weekend to see what’s happening at the show and learn along with me!
I’m serious about my plan to explore more indie brands in 2017. I’ve tried Give Me Glow Cosmetics liquid lipsticks before so this is not a completely new brand to me but this is my first time trying their eyeshadows. They’ve been making eye shadow singles for a while but I believe this is their first full pre-made palette. The Staple Palette has 12 shades, each in removable 36mm magnetic pans (which I love) and a total product weight of 3.5g/0.12oz. There are 9 mattes, 1 satin, and 2 metallic finish shadows in the palette.
I haven’t tested everyone of these shadows on the eye yet but they all swatched well in one swipe on my arm. The only one that was a little less pigmented was “MOTD” the matte mustard yellow shade. Overall, I’m loving this palette so far. It’s neutral and versatile without being boring, which can be hard to do with the flood of neutral palettes we’ve been seeing in recent years.