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Give Me Glow Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick Swatches & Review

This is a long overdue review because I first purchased from this brand early on this year (Jan?) when they were having their annual 50% birthday sale. I picked up a bunch of lippies but never got around to doing a full swatch and review video because I had wanted to collect more before swatching everything. Ideally, I would like to own all of them so that all shades are included but home girl is going broke from all these new cosmetics releases that continuously drop left right and center. 
Give Me Glow cosmetics is an indie brand that started out from Etsy but they have grown quite a bit. If you are into indie cosmetics, this is a brand I'm pretty sure you would have heard about already. The owner Brandy always makes really nice flattering shades and I do admire her work. The matte liquid lipsticks retail for $13.25 and you get 6.5ml of product. It's not a bad pricing but it gets pretty expensive if you are a hoarder like me. 
For this video and review post, I only swatched…

ColourPop Supernova Shadow Swatches & Review

Soooooo, I have been hoping, dreaming and wishing for the longest time for ColourPop to dupe the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow liquid eyeshadows and that day has finally arrived! ColourPop calls them Supernova Shadows because they claim to have "bottled the galaxy".  We somehow bottled up high shine liquid metal, loaded it with glitter, and created an actual supernova for your eyes. This water-infused, super longwearing liquid shadow is extremely versatile and can work for so many looks, whether you want an all over base color, a touch of glitter, or extreme metallic foil. This high coverage and high impact shadow will send you into hyperspace….no fall out included. These retail for $7 a piece and you get 4.7g/0.17oz of product, which is more than what you get with Stila. The tubes are the same tubes as the No Filter Concealer and it has a standard paddle foot applicator.  The tubes have stars printed all around it which is really nice. There are 5 shades at th…

10 Foundations for Oily Skin

I've been using the same BB Cream for the past 7 years and I still love it, but ever since I tried out the Fenty and Catrice foundation for my review post here, I have decided to expand my horizons and try new complexion products out. I previously purchased and used a lot of BB creams because I was on the whole korean beauty bandwagon and their advertorials always sold me. However, many of them didn't live up to their claims and failed the oil control aspect. I do admit that BB creams have been getting better now and there are some gems out there.

After trying out various BB creams, I settled on the Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream and ZA Total Hydration BB Cream, and I stuck with them for a good 5 years without purchasing any new foundations or bb creams.

I have finally broken that streak because I have heard so many good things about some of these foundations and the makeup hype is real. So, here is my list of 10 foundations (and BB creams/cushions) that I recommend for …

J.Cat Holographic 3D Eye Topper Review

I just reviewed the Holika Holika Glitter Eye Metals a couple of weeks back and I'm so excited to review these liquid eyeshadows from JCat this week. You have no idea how happy I am to see more and more liquid eyeshadows enter the market. These are the Holographic 3D Eye Toppers from J.Cat Beauty. I really like this brand because they have very affordable and good products. I like that they always release a wide variety of colors in each product series because I could use with more of everything.  These retail for $6.99 on the J.Cat website and you get 2.1g of product in each tube. They are less than half the size of the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow liquid eyeshadows but also significantly cheaper.  I want to start off by saying that there is nothing holographic about this product apart from the packaging. On this side of the box, we have a short description of what the product is. So, you can definitely use it alone but it is recommended to apply this over eyeshad…