NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Review, Swatches Part 1


NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil 

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in (top-bottom) Get Off, Intriguing, Let's Go Crazy, Famous Red, Do Me Baby, Pussy Control, Dirty Mind, Endangered Red, Unspoken, Lonely Heart

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in (top-bottom) Get Off, Intriguing, Let's Go Crazy, Famous Red, Do Me Baby, Pussy Control, Dirty Mind, Endangered Red, Unspoken, Lonely Heart




NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Do Me Baby, Pussy Control, Dirty Mind, Endangered Red, Unspoken

Even before this review of the NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil, I've always been so into the NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil, especially the darker reds.  NARS Cruella Velvet Matte lip pencil has always been my go-to red lipstick for nights out and special occasions.  The reason?  Just like the rest of the NARS Velvet matte lip pencil line, it goes on really smooth, pigmented, amazingly matte (although some have a very slight sheen to them), but most of all, it stays put even after a meal.  These lip pencils obviously double as a liner, and I like that these are very light and are very travel-friendly.

This is the first of a series of three NARS Velvet matte lip pencil posts.  I have 29 of these gorgeous shades to show you, but these are the first ten.

See swatches and a look using the NARS Velvet matte lip pencil after the jump!

Zoya Spring 2017 Charming Collection Swatches, Review

Press Sample

Zoya Spring 2017 Charming collection


Zoya Spring 2017 Charming collection

Zoya Spring 2017 Charming collection
Zoya Spring 2017 Charming collection
Spring is definitely upon us!  What better way to celebrate it than to wear soft, creamy shades on the tips and toes?  Zoya heralds the coming of spring with six creamy, soft shades (and one shining shimmering purple) in its new spring collection called Charming.  Charming also features three spring shades of lipstick called Violete, Belle and Brooke which I will be featuring and swatching in a separate entry, so stay tuned for that!

Check out my review and swatches of the entire Zoya Charming collection below the cut!

Jesse's Girl Backstage Collection Sounds of the City and Natural Nudes Palettes Swatches, Review and a Coupon Code!

Press Sample, Affiliate code

Jesse's Girl Sounds of the City
Jesse's Girl Backstage Collection: Sounds of the City and Natural Nudes palettes

Jesse's Girl Backstage Collection: Sounds of the City and Natural Nudes palettes

Jesse's Girl Sounds of the City palette
Jesse's Girl Sounds of the City palette
Jesse's Girl Sounds of the City palette
Jesse's Girl Sounds of the City palette


Jesse's Girl Natural Nudes palette
Jesse's Girl Natural Nudes palette

I've always been intrigued by how affordable Jesse's Girl products are.  What's surprising is that the company actually churns out good quality products and not some crappy dollar store quality cosmetics.  In particular, the Jesse's Girl Backstage Collection palettes were a pleasant surprise.  Jesse's Girl came up with the Backstage Collection that features two eyeshadow palette- the Sounds of the City which comprise of cool neutral to smoky shades, and the Natural Nudes palette, composed of warmer neutrals.  

Below are swatches of the two palettes and a 20% off COUPON CODE after the jump!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Swatches, Makeup Look, Review




Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance



Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance


Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renassaince











I purchased the  Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance way back in November 2016, after all the hype and accolades it received on blogs and social media, and after I watched Stephanie Nicole on YouTube say that this was one of the best (if not the best) palettes of 2016 that she's tried. I didn't want to feel too skeptical about it, but I was.  

I was also hesitant to purchase it because I don't really use a lot of pinks, magentas and hues in that color family on my eyes. I prefer neutrals, bronzes and earth colors for my eye shadows.  However, I was definitely intrigued, so when the Sephora VIB sale rolled around, I quickly snagged this palette, and posted a look on my Instagram.  However, this is the first time that I am formally reviewing this palette.

The Modern Renaissance palette has fourteen shades (14 x .02 shadows) in neutral, rose, berry and plum tones.  It also comes with a double-sided brush.  The colors are very appropriate for fall, but are versatile enough to be worn year-round.

See swatches after the jump!