REVIEW! YSL Volupte Tint-In-Oil

YSL recently released a new lip product that was basically designed for me! The Volupte Tint-In-Oil is a sheer oil based lip gloss. It’s a blend of different oils to really nourish and moisturize your lips. This has a blend of apricot oil, coriander fruit oil, jojoba oil, and possiflora edulis oil.

The applicator is really unique. It’s a funny shaped, bent, doe-foot applicator that really meshes well with your lips and gets into every little nook and cranny!

I have the shade No. 6 Peach Me Love. It’s a beautiful peachy pink shade that just shouts spring!

When I first tried this out in Sephora I had really high hopes! I swatched it on my hand and was kind of like… wamp wamp. 😦 It was super sheer and a little on the sticky side. I decided to try it on my lips and it was still pretty sheer, but not really sticky at all! After I walked around for about 5 minutes I noticed the color was what I like to call a sheer vibrant shade! It took a minute to oxidize but it was a fairly bright, sheer peachy pink! It’s super hydrating and last a good amount of time on the lips!

It’s really comfortable to wear and leaves a really glossy finish.

This is a pretty pricey product, but what else would you expect from YSL?! I bought mine at Sephora for $32.

I highly recommend this product if you prefer lip balms and more nourishing lip products! I can tell this is going to be a major staple for me in spring and summer!

xoxo, Audrey

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REVIEW! Maybelline the Nudes Pallet

This pallet has been out for a while now, but I finally got my hands on it! Maybelline has released a “proper” eyeshadow pallet. I would describe it as a cross between Urban Decay’s Naked pallet and the first Lorac Pro Pallet.

There are 12 shadows, 8 shimmers, and 4 matte shades, which retails for $10. When I first swatched them, I wasn’t super impressed. They didn’t seem very pigmented to me, and the texture was a little weird. I have been using this for a few days now and I think I have an overall understanding of this product.

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The first time I used this pallet I didn’t use an eyeshadow primer, just to check out the longevity. To my surprise, it actually held up pretty well! There was minimal creasing, but it held up for over 12 hours! I have tried it with an eyeshadow primer also and it lasts just as long but without the creasing! 🙂

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I recommend using these shadows with a primer. Something like, Maybelline Color Tattoo’s in Bold Gold, or Bad to the Bronze. Another great primer that worked well with this product was the MAC Paint Pot in Constructivist. Using this pallet with these primers really brings out the bronzy, gold hue that this pallet gives off!

Overall, if you’re looking for an inexpensive, drugstore neutral pallet, I would check this one out! I honestly thought I was going to be disappointed, but it surprised me! I found mine for $10 at Target!

Have you tried this? Let me know what you think! 🙂

xoxo Audrey

REVIEW! L’Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher

I posted on Instagram a couple weeks ago that I was trying out the new L’Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher and would keep y’all posted on my thoughts and I have finally came to a conclusion about this product! It has been compared to the Benefit POREfessional, which is a very popular pore minimizing primer! I think it has similar qualities to the POREfessional but not exactly the same. I have such a love hate relationship with this product but I know I will continue to use it. Okay, so lets get to the pros!

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Pros: It really does what it says! It really blurs the look of pores and makes your skin look flawless! You put this on as a primer under your foundation and it really fills in your pores, and evens out your skin tone. It has a cooling and hydrating texture too it, and I love that it is a beige color!  It’s a pretty decent size bottle and you only need a tiny bit so you get a lot out of the product for the price! Being a drugstore product, it’s easily accessible!

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Cons: It says that it is oil-free, but doesn’t claim to keep you shine-free, so I get really oily midday using this product. But if you have dry to normal skin it will be fine for you! 

Overall, I love the way this product makes my skin look! But I hate that it makes me shiny! I have been using an oil controlling primer, and then the Pore Vanisher over it, and then continue with my foundation routine, but it’s a lot of steps! 

The Pore Vanisher is $20 for a 1.4 FL OZ bottle and the Benefit POREfessional is $30 for .75 FL OZ! So you’re getting a lot more product in the Pore Vanisher for cheaper also. Like I said before, these products are not exact dupes, but they’re very similar! 

Have fun!

xoxo Audrey 

Urban Decay Naked3 Review & Swatches!

So once I heard that Urban Decay was coming out with a Naked 3 palette, I immediately added it to my Christmas wish list! Now, I have all the previous Naked palettes (Naked 1, 2, and basics) so I thought I was at a pretty good advantage for reviewing the third one!

Now, as many of you probably heard, this palette is all rose-toned eye shadows that can create anywhere from an easy daytime look, to a super dramatic eye look.

The Naked line is a known as an everyday neutral palette that can be used for a wide variety of looks. Naked one is a more of a deeper, brownish tones, Naked2 has more cooler, taupe shades but still fairly similar to the first Naked pallet.

[from left to right] Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart.

I really like this palette because it is so different from the first two. Urban Decay didn’t repeat any shades like they did in the first and second palette, and they really steered away from the brown-taupe shades that are a big staple in the first two.

I also really like how this palette is so versatile for all different skin types. My mom, my sisters, my cousins, and myself all use this palette and we all love it. Our skin tones really vary in shades too so I really got to see all the different variations you can create with this palette with different skin tones.

My overall verdict, of this palette is, it’s worth every penny. Its so unique and different from the other Naked palettes, and just overall different from all my other palettes that I wouldn’t want to pass this up. It’s $52, but you get 12 full sized eyeshadows that last a really long time!

If you’re looking to splurge on some new eyeshadows I would definitely give this one a shot. It’s very beautiful and unique it’s hard to pass up!

Have fun!

xoxo Audrey