Makeup Haul

Here’s a collective makeup haul from the past few months! Enjoy! x

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  1. Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Video Star, Girlfriend, & Material Girl (You already know how obsessed I am with these, so adding more to my collection was a must!)
  2. Huda Beauty Lip Contour in Trendsetter (This is an Instagram staple!)
  3. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Psycho & Big Bang (I loved how it swatches on my arms!)
  4. NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick in Miami Nights (OBSESSING.)
  5. NYX Epic Ink Lip Dye in Heartbreaker (One of my favourite stains.)
  6. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Paris (I’m loving bright pinks this summer & this is a must have!)
  7. NYX Matte Lipstick in Bloody Mary (Can’t have enough red lippies!)
  8. Bumble and Bumble All Style Blow Dry (My hair cannot survive without this!)
  9. Becca Cosmetics x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette (OMG. Review soon.)
  10. Sephora Collection Eyeconic Eye Brush Set (Couldn’t resist the price!)
  11. Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette (Fuego. literally!)
  12. Urban Decay’s Shape Shifter in Medium/Dark (My need to look like Kim K is so real sometimes,)
  13. MACxTarajiPHenson Viva Glam (I try to purchase majority of these because it’s such an amazing cause!)
  14. NYX Lip Lingerie in Exotic (So gorgeous!)

xo,

S

Update.

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So….I know it’s been like gazillion years since I’ve blogged about anything on here and here’s why:

  • I have a job that I’m extremely and as equally passionate about & balancing my love for this blog with that has been a challenge at times.
  • I’ve been feeling uninspired lately and that’s changing…slowly but surely.
  • I wanted to spend any free time I had doing things, learning things and just enjoying every moment life has to offer (which if you follow me on Instagram, then you already know).
  • I wanted to take a break from the blogging world and regroup.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I’m ready to share with you the future of this blog and what will be happening going forward:

  • There will be a new blog post every Sunday. It can be beauty, fashion and/or lifestyle related or even Bollywood (lolz).
  • If I’m feeling extra inspired or something fun comes up and I’m dying to share, I will post in between! So there will definatley be bonus blog posts!
  • Also, make sure you’re following me on Instagram & Twitter (@DaffDiaries). That’s usually where I post first impressions of beauty products literally in real-time plus you get to see what I’m up on the daily!

Hope this clears the air! Thank you to all those loyal dolls, who’ve been here since the beginning. I started this blog out of pure boredom and not knowing what the heck I was doing in life. Although, things have been changing left and right, I am forever grateful for all of you that read and share!

xo

S

Review: Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick in Suck it & Sell Out

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Liquid lipsticks are literally the IT thing right now and I’m completely loving it. My obsession with liquid lipsticks began when I reviewed this product and it hasn’t stopped. These particular ones in this blog post are from Too Faced’s Melted Matte line. I picked up the shade “Sell out” because I was so impressed by the sample size I got in this box and I picked up “Suck it” because I loved how gorgeous the shade swatched on my arms.

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Okay let this be clear: I absolutely LOVE this product. These liquid lipsticks have to be one of my favourite ones at the moment. I love how smooth the applicator glided on to my lips. It’s extremely pigmented and I found that one swatch of the shade gives you enough product for your lips. The staying power of these shades are incredible. I ate, I drank, I did it all and nothing budged until I used makeup remover to remove it. The formula of this product is amazing. My lips were moisturized despite this being matte and liquid. I found that it made my lips smoother and felt incredibly comfortable on my lips. Also, I must add that these lipsticks dried very quickly when applied and I didn’t find that it would bleed out of my lips (I hope that made sense lol). The look of these bottles are super cute to, FYI. And AND AND I love the names for these shades! It’s so in your face gorgeous! 😛

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“Sell out”, which is the shade on the top, is described as a matte soft pinky brown. “Suck it”, the shade at the bottom, is described as a matte rosewood. I use “Sell out” at work all the time. It’s a pretty nude pink and it goes with practically any makeup look, which is perfect for when you want to upgrade your day look to a night look! “Suck it” is honestly one of my favourite plumy shades I’ve ever worn. I can’t wait to rock this every day in the fall time!

Overall, these liquid lipsticks are really good for their price ($25 CDN). I love the way these products look and feel. I cannot wait to try some of the other shades in the range! If you’re looking to add these babies in your makeup collection, you can purchase them at any Too Faced retailers (I got mine at Sephora).

Pros:

  • Super pigmented
  • Opaque
  • Comfortable on the lips, they don’t dry them out
  • Cute bottle
  • Incredible formula

Cons:

  • None!

Rating: 10/10

 

 

Review: Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette, Rose Gold Edition

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Huda Beauty’s first ever eye shadow palette has been one of the most coveted beauty items ever seen on Instagram. Trust me. It’s sold out almost every time it’s restocked and in this blog post, I’m going to tell you why. I own a bevy of eye shadow palettes and I don’t think I’ve ever come across something like this in a long time. I’m not going to tell you all the amazing things the creator of this palette has done, you can wikipedia that…what I will tell you is why this palette needs to be in your life.

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This eye shadow palette contains 6 3D metal shades, 2 chromatic pressed pearl shadows, and 10 matte shadows…which brings you to a total of 18 shadows. 3D metal shades are basically glitter cream shadows. They’re extremely pigmented because of the glitter and are best applied with your fingers. The chromatic shades are micro glitter shadows with a pearly/sheeny finish, also super pigmented. The matte shadows are probably one of my favourites I’ve ever come across. The shades are just too beautiful and are SO pigmented.

DSC04348 Dubai, Fling, 24K, Rose Gold, Trust Fund

DSC04353 Angelic, #Blessed, Bossy, Flamingo, Shy

DSC04355  Bae, Moon Dust, Black Truffle, Suede

DSC04359 Coco, Maneater, Henna, Sandalwood

The formula of the shadows are incredible. They’re buildable, they go smoothly on your lids and I didn’t notice a whole lot of fall out (especially the glitters). The colour pay off is amazing. They’re just so gorgeous. One of my favourite things about this palette is the names for each of these shades. The versatility of this palette is great. You can use it during the day or night. The packaging of this product is interesting and reminds me of Stila’s packaging. It has no mirror but just a magnetic clear flap covering it. It’s sleek and super easy to put into your makeup kit.

There is probably one MAJOR downside to this palette and that’s the luxurious price of $85 (CDN). I can understand that this is and will be a huge factor for a lot of people who are contemplating purchasing this palette but what you need to think about when purchasing this is the following: How often will I use this in comparison to my other palettes? I find a lot of the time this is what helps me decide if I really need an eye shadow palette in my kit. With all of that being said, I do think it is worth the money and the hype. You get a range of shadows that do multiple things and that alone sold it for me. You can pick this up online at Sephora for $85 (CDN)!

Pros:

  • Buildable
  • Amazing colour pay off
  • Range of shades is amazing
  • No major fall out, especially from the glitters

Cons:

  • Price
  • No mirror

Rating: 9.5/10 

 

Review: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Quickie Contour Stick

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So if you read my post last month, then you already know how excited I have been to try Benefit’s Hoola Quickie contour stick. Seriously, I am not by any means an expert at contouring. In fact, I still don’t understand how it works. I won’t lie though, I have tried it out at different events because of this very product but I’ve never really been able to master it…until I tried THIS product.

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Benefit’s Hoola bronzer is a cult favourite. Anyone and everyone that knows anything about makeup has heard of that particular bronzer. When they decided to come out with a cream-stick version of it, I was beyond excited to try it. It’s a cream-to-powder formula which means that it goes on like a cream and it dries as a powder. Since it’s in a form of a stick, you just have to line the areas you’re trying to contour (hence the quickie part of the name) and blend either using your fingers, a brush or the Beauty Blender.

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This soft matte bronzer has been one of my favourite products to try. I have to say when I tried this to contour my cheekbones, nose and jaw line…it worked like a charm. Never has a contour looked so natural in my life. It’s super bendable and the packaging is super cute. There’s no fragrance to it and I loved how easy it was to use. You can definitely build up the formula and layer with other products, if you’re looking to look super sculpted.

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However, there is ONE slight issue. In a world where there are tons of different skin tones, I can’t see this working for my dolls that have a darker skin tone. In fact, it doesn’t really show up A LOT on my skin, unless I layer or build. But I like to use this for a natural looking contour, so it works out in my case. Although, I will mention…when I wanted to see if this can give me that Kardashian look, I found I was using a lot more product than any of my other bronzer/contour powder.

With everything being said, I do think this is a really good product Benefit has put out. Those who love the original boxed powders are going to absolutely love this because it’s easy to use, looks very natural and it’s very easy to build. Plus, it looks SO cute on your makeup counter. This product retails for $38 (CDN) at any Benefit counter!

Pros:

  • Cream stick dries to a powder
  • Doesn’t irritate skin
  • Soft Matte bronzer/contour, doesn’t look shiny
  • Buildable and blends really easy

Cons:

  • Shade might be a little to light for darker skin tones
  • You do end up using a lot of product if you have mid range skin tone

Rating: 8.5/10

 

Review: Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in OG Lolita

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When I heard that Kat Von D FINALLY decided to introduce lip liners in her coveted makeup line, I was ecstatic! I’m completely obsessed with her liquid liners and lipsticks, so picking this baby up during the Sephora spring sale was on my to do list!

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I love wearing lip liners by themselves, especially in the summer because it’s a super simple way to give your lips a stained-lips look. I decided to pick up the shade “OG Lolita” because the lipstick version of this shade is probably one of my favourite to wear. It looked pretty online and I figured you can’t go wrong.

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What I love about the packaging of this product is the fact that I don’t have to sharpen the lip liner to get more product, all I have to do is twist it (I’m all about the easy way out with makeup). The colour of the shade resembles the colour of the lip liner packaging, which is also pretty awesome because if you’re on the go, you don’t have to waste time reading the package for the names or shades.

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When I first saw this in the flesh, I loved everything about it instantly. I promise I’m not being biased because this is genuinely one of the best lip liners I’ve ever tried. This product states that it’s 24 hour wear, water-resistant and super weightless when on your lips. It’s supposed to be super comfortable and not drying at all, so that you can wear it by itself or layer with other products.

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When I swatched this product, I was floored by how smooth it felt. It glided on my lips so smoothly and it didn’t dry them out. When I layered it with the Lolita lipstick, I was astonished by how gorgeous it looked together! Hit up my Instagram for pics (shameless promo). The shade is a matte dusty rose, which is a gorgeous nude for me! What I loved about this the most is the fact that I did everything throughout my day and NOTHING moved. The shade stayed intact and I didn’t even feel the need to apply lip balm. I’m so impressed by this particular shade that I cannot wait to pick up more of her other shades, she’s got like 30 of them to choose from! The colour is SO pigmented. If you need a new lip liner, THIS IS IT! It retails for $22 (CDN), which is a pretty decent price for the quality of product you’re getting!

Pros:

  • Weightless
  • Matte, pigmented
  • Smooth, not drying at all
  • Great price
  • 24 hour wear, water-resistant
  • Long-wearing, doesn’t move from your lips until you use makeup remover

Cons:

  • NONE

Rating: 10/10 

Sephora Haul

fullsizeoutput_122.jpegLast week I told you how to shop at Sephora and this week I’m going to tell you about all the goodies I picked up during the VIB Rouge Spring sale!

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  1. Huda Beauty Textured Shadow Palette, Rose Gold Edition: Every beauty Instagrammer keeps raving about it, so I thought why not try it out!
  2. Too Faced Melted Matte in Suck it: I fell in love with how gorgeous this swatched!
  3. Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover: A spray that removes makeup? Count me in.
  4. Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in OG Lolita: The shade is gorgeous and I wanted to see this makeup brand’s take on lip liners!
  5. Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil in number 5: Since brows are the it thing right now, I wanted to give this product a try.
  6. Tarte Cosmetics’ Clean Slate Primer: I needed a new primer and this felt the nicest when I tried it out in-store!
  7. Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow in 5: I tried a sample and fell in love!
  8. NARS Larger Than Life in Via Veneto: This is my go to liner for tightlining and the waterline!
  9. Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Quickie Contour Stick: With summer around the corner, I wanted a simple and quick way to contour naturally!