Colourpop Green/Teal SSS look

I can’t remember when it was but, I purchased the Colourpop “Is This Real Life” Super Shock Shadow vault when it first released. First, because I’m a sucker for vaults and second, I really enjoy the formula. However, because it was a “limited edition” release (it’s since been abatible two or three times again) I hadn’t really touched the set.

For reasons we won’t speak of (oops), I finally started using the SSS in this collection


For the eyes I used: Colourpop Candy Castle – Rainbow trail in the crease as the first color and Lord Licorice to blend after I applied the SSS

From the vault I used Left on Thread and Take me Higher SSS

I was impressed that even after so long the SSS were creamy and color rich.

Have you tried the formula? What are your thoughts?

Do you have a certain makeup item you don’t use out of fear of using it up?

September 19 Weekly Empties

Even though it’s only Tuesday, I know I won’t have any other empties this week so here are my accomplishments!

Pixi Retinol Tonic – it was OK, I’m not really excited about the product or results for the cost

Available at Ulta


Petite N Pretty Fully Feathered Volumizing Mascara – I got this in a Boxycharm and I really liked the way it made lashes look but I don’t know that I’ll be paying the $16 for it but if this is in your price range I definitely recommend it!

Available at Ulta


Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat shampoo and conditioner – these lasted me a while because I wash my hair once or twice a week. I really like the oil and protective primer but the shampoo and conditioner left my hair feeling a little coarse, I have thick wavy, color treated hair. I won’t be repurchasing these.


Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads – I received these through Boxycharm and was able to buy backups from their pop-up sale because I really enjoyed these! They’re gentle enough to use daily or you can use them 3-4 times a week

Available at Ulta


And I used a few TonyMoly face masks which I love for extra and quick hydration

What empties do you have this week?

Morphe 35C

I told myself I didn’t need or want this palette but here we are.

I personally love most of Morphe’s palettes and this one is no exception. Even though it is much cooler toned than I’m used to, I still find this easy to use and combine colors with.

Full list of products used:

Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer
Natasha Denona Magic primer
Sunday Riley Juno Face Oil
Mamonde Floral Hydro Cream
CYO Cosmetics Foundation
Measurable Difference Concealer correction
Maybelline Age Rewind in 112
Laura Mercier Loose setting powder in translucent
Almay loose setting powder in 200 Light
Morphe 35C Cute Shoes/Total Mood/My Pleasure /Thx It’s New /Fashionably Late
Lower lash: Call Me Gorg/On You
OFRA Pink Lady very lightly layered over a lighter pink blush
It Cosmetics Humble (matte)

How do you feel about Morphe palettes? Do you have this one?

Blue eyeshadow

The upside of not leaving my house is I can play with makeup looks I don’t feel the most comfortable with. This means blue eyeshadow!

Products used:

Sydney Grace: Success, Storm Clouds, Moonlit Kingdom and Palace

Colourpop Prance gel pot liner

The eyeshadows applied beautifully with a dry, dense flat brush (Morphe M209) and blended easily.

I really struggle with the Colourpop gel pot liners. They don’t apply smoothly like typical gel liners and they easily cake up and break up but I refuse to give up on them, because I own the entire vault.

I don’t think this is a look I’d ever wear out but I enjoyed playing with the colors and combination!

Morphe 35 O3 Look

Primer: Tatcha Liquid Silk Canvas primer and Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut primer
Face: Covergirl Full Spectrum Matte Ambition All Day Foundation. I think I have the lightest shade in this collection, definitely made for more melanin rich peeps.
Measurable Difference Concealer Collection. We received this in a Boxycharm box three years ago and I’ve kept this since then, still plastic wrapped. I love how well this product performs! I used it for contouring, bronzing and concealer
Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder for under the eyes and NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop powder for all over
ABH Contour Kit powder
Smashbox Bronze Lights Warm Matte
Colourpop Interstellar pressed blush
Marc Jacob’s Gilty O!Mega Glaze All-Over Foil Luminizer NYX glitter primer for the lid area where I applied the shimmer shade
Shadows: Tempting/ Flame Game/ Red Alert/ Power Play/ Trance
@nyxcosmetics Fill and Fluff in Espresso
Tarte Big Ego Mascara
Kylie Cosmetics Madeline

The NYX glitter primer made a big difference in how the shimmer shade applied and how long it stayed on!

Colourpop Wild Nothing Collection

Colourpop released a whole new collection last week and I instantly knew I’d have to get a few of the items (I’ve completely abandoned my no spend, oops).

Photo credit: Colourpop.com

Being a desert girl with a succulent collection almost as abundant as my makeup this packaging sucked me in instantly!

As with most Colourpop launches, items sold out almost as soon as they were listed. Fortunately for me I was grabbing food and was able to park right at 10 to place my order.

I picked up the palette, three of the new creme shadows, all three blushes and for the heck of it one of the lip oils. I’m not one for a glossy lip but curiosity got the best of me.

Purchased items

I’ve seen a few people talk about how the colors of the palette don’t match the theme but I personally think it’s dead on. The desert isn’t vibrant or bright.

I forgot to use the cream shadows but I here I used as many of the products from the collection as possible

Shadows used: Top lid- Top Down/Morningside/No Bounds/Alcove /Spirited. Bottom Lid – Come Together/ Sea Shells. Inner Corner – Salton
Blush On The Horizon
Hot Shot lip oil

Alcove is a nice shimmer shade and Spirited and Salton are super shock formulas.

The blush has glitter specks in the pan but it applies with a nice sheer glow that doesn’t emphasize texture.

The lip oil! I am so happy I picked this up! It feels so soft and hydrating. It’s not sticky at all and doesn’t have that gooey thick feel some oils can have. It has a very light scent that goes away once applied and doesn’t have a taste (I accidentally licked my lips, haha).

Overall I really enjoy the products and color story released.

Farmacy Green Clean Makeup removing balm

Recently I’ve been enjoying buying mini sizes of products for two reasons. I can try the product out before committing to it and there’s more of a chance I’ll use it all up and feel better about my spending habits.

Last night I finished 0.4 fl oz of the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup removing balm

I enjoyed the scent and how soft it melted onto my face. It doesn’t feel oily or heavy and it removed my makeup nicely.

I did have to focus on my mascara more in order to get it off but that’s pretty standard; I use two or three coats of mascara.

I enjoyed this balm but have another to use up before deciding if I will purchase a full size.

Natasha Denona Metropolis Look

Yesterday I was watching Alicia Archer (kinkysweat on YouTube) do two looks comparing the Natasha Denona Bronze and Metropolis palettes and she inspired me to use the Metropolis palette.


I love the way Symbol, Shield and Imperia blended into each other.
I used Rhizome in the crease to blend the colors up

Other products used:

  • Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX10
  • Wet N Wild Photofocus Loose powder
  • The Balm Time Balm concealer in Medium
  • Natasha Denona Sculpt and Glow palette
  • Chanel Bronze Makeup Base (discontinued and reformulated)
  • Colourpop Top 8 matte liquid lipstick and Cruel Intentions SSB
  • MAC Totally Taupless
  • Chantecaille Elephant Smitten

Natasha Denona Tropic Palette

I have been wanting the Tropic palette since it launched but because it received such bad reviews I held off.

It went on sale this year for 50% off so I thought about getting it during the Sephora Beauty Insider sale but my friend kept reminding me of the bad reviews so I held off some more.

Finally, now in July, I was no longer able to resist it.

As with all my Natasha Denona palettes I was super happy to open this baby up and just play with it.

The first day I didn’t do a full face but played with some of the colors.

I used Gusti and a lid shade and, just as expected, it was a very sheer, shimmery topper. I wanted to play with some of the colorful shades so I used Laguna on my lower lash and was surprised at how pigmented it applied. I used Limoncello as an inner corner highlight and it applied beautifully!

My second day I did a full face of makeup and tried other colors. To my surprise I was very happy how everything turned out.

I did use my finger to apply the green and I had to get quite a bit of product on my finger but it applied nicely and I didn’t have to worry about fallout.

So far I’m really enjoying this palette and for 50% off (at Sephora) I would definitely recommend it!

Monday Makeup Vol 1

When I started my blog I started with the intent of using it to list everything I used on my face in case anyone was interested. Then I realized how time consuming it is and didn’t do it, lol. Now that I have more time I figure I’ll give it a go and try to establish a habit.

Skincare: Tatcha Water Cream and Indigo Cream, Dr Jart+ Tigar a grass Color Correcting Treatment
Primer: Joah Beauty Pore De-activator and Instant Prime Activator
Base: Covergirl Full Spectrum in FS 110
Blush: base is Get Leid SSB topped with Kiko Milano Square of miracles
Bronzer: Chanel bronzer base (discontinued) topped with Kiko Milano Sweet Honey
Concealer: some super light Morphe one I can’t find at the moment (oops)
Powder: WNW Photo Focus Loose setting powder in banana
Eyes: Colourpop Fortune for this eye look: Ben/ Mo Problems / Fortunate /Strike It /Stacks /Trove
Mascara: Essence Forbidden Volume (don’t love)
Brows: Nyx Fill & Fluff in Espresso
Lips: Armani Lip Maestro in 101