Patrick Starrr x MAC: Floral Realness Full Review

Hey guys, sorry for the lack of posts over the past month- I am back and ready to review new launches for you all! This go around I wanted to talk about the Mac Cosmetics collab with Patrick Starrr. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Starrr here a little rundown: Patrick Starrr is a Makeup Artist/ Youtuber/ Beauty Influencer who started out in the beauty world working at Mac Cosmetics. Since working at Mac, Patrick has created a huge following with his amazing makeup looks, technique and his over the top personality. If you’ve never seen a Patrick Starrr tutorial or Youtube video I highly recommend his channel, he does BEAUTIFUL makeup and has a fun upbeat personality that really shines through his videos. Patrick recently paired up with Mac Cosmetics to launch seasonal makeup kits.¹ This is the Spring launch, Floral Realness which had two different kits- Me so Fleek and Me So Chic. The kits were very similar but the colors varied. I picked up the Me So Chic Kit so lets jump right into the details!

screenshot from  maccosmetics.com

Packaging

If you read my reviews you know I am a sucker for packaging and let me tell you I was blown away by the packing on this collection. Obviously, I expected floral imagery as the collection is called Floral Realness but this packaging is floral with a spin! The image on the individual units is like a floral kaleidoscope with the mandala-like pattern. I love the baby pink and the floral detailing! So beautiful and stands out a lot compared to the tradition black Mac lipstick tubes. Also how gorgeous is this face chart that came with the kit!

Product Breakdown

The Me So Chic kit includes 4 items:

  • Eyeshadow Quad (4 colors) “Stay with Me” 
  • Lipstick, “Sweet Mamastarrr”
  • Lipglass, “Mamastarrr Kiss”
  • Blush Duo, “I’m Not Blushing”

Stay With Me Eyeshadow Quad

The Stay With Me Eyeshadow Quad includes four shades- Daddystarrr, Yesss, Queen Patrick and Bon Nuit.

These blend out pretty well on the eye and are buttery to the touch. There’s a bit of fallout but nothing too crazy. The colors are SUPER pigmented and pair very well with each other. This includes three formulas- two mattes shades, one pearl and one frost.

You can do a subtle sophisticated look with these shades or a fun bold look! With only 4 shades I do like this color scheme a lot because you can make a few different looks! Purple shadows are tough to get right but I am really liking these. 

I’m Not Blushing Blush Duo

The I’m Not Blushing blush duo has a bronze-y matte shade paired with a lighter sheer peach-y shade. I typically prefer my products to be in separate pans, or separated by a divider but these two shades just work so well together! I swirl my blush brush into this compact, over both colors, and apply to the cheeks. The color is so beautiful and build-able, you can go a light flush of color or layer it up for a bold blush look.

This formula on this is great, it applies evenly without any patches. The pan size is definitely large enough that you can just grab one shade if you don’t want to mix the two. Out of everything in this bundle I reach for this the most! 

Sweet Mamastarrr Lipstick

Sweet Mamastarrr Lipstick is creamy and dreamy! I really love the shade, light pink with a very creamy finish. This applies to the lips so smoothly and lasts for quite a while. I typically go for matte lips, but this shade and formula is just sooooo nice. 

Mamastarrr Kiss Lipglass

Mamastarrr Kiss Lipglass has the shiniest finish ever and the perfect amount of sparkle! I love to use this on top of my Sweet Mamastarrr lipstick or really any lipstick. This gloss isn’t sticky or tacky, it glides on evenly and wears really well! 

Pricing 

I looked up the average individual items at Mac with similar layouts (example quad eyeshadow palettes and duo blushes from different collabs and/or launches). If you were to buy individual items from Mac with the same set up you wood be looking at $102 worth of product. 

  • Average Mac Quad Eyeshadow -$33
  • Average Mac Lipstick -$18.50
  • Average Mac Lipglass- $17.50 
  • Average Mac Blush Duo- $33

This kit was $49.50— thats $52.50 of savings!!!! I love that this was priced right under $50 for the entire kit. Makeup is expensive and with so many new launches its nice to see a high end brand do something thats reasonably priced (for Mac, don’t get me wrong $50 is a lot of money, but that’s expected with high end brands.) 

Overall

I love this kit! If I didn’t already own this I would 100% repurchase. The colors are beautiful, the packaging is insane and I just love the whole kit so much! Here’s a look I created using two of the shadows, blush and lipstick.

Sorry it took so long to get this post up- I want to fully test out my new items before reviewing as I feel a full on review after thoroughly using the product is more beneficial than “first impressions” type reviews.

¹I am assuming this is a seasonal launch as Patrick just announced a Summer collection and he’s already done two with Mac this year. I think its safe to say this will go on at least until the Fall to complete the full year.

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Halo Beauty Hair, Skin, Nails Booster- Full Review

If you aren’t familiar with Halo Beauty that might be because it’s a brand new company! Halo Beauty is owned and operated by Tati Westbrook aka Glamlifeguru who is a huge beauty Youtuber. Halo Beauty’s first product launch was a bit unexpected as most of Tati’s followers were assuming she would release makeup. Shockingly enough, Halo launched a Hair, Skin, Nail Booster vitamin.

I told myself that no matter what product Tati launched I was going to give a try because I want to support her brand and because I am in the business of trying new products to share with all of you. I do want to say I have been taking Halo Beauty for 30 days now so I did use the entire bottle before writing this to give you my full experience. As always, these are my personal opinions and things could results differently for you if you try this product. Please advise a doctor before taking this if you are pregnant or on any other medications.

Shipping

Shipping took a while, 2 weeks exactly. I do I live in New England and the weather has been nuts!! We had several huge snow storms and our mail wasn’t delivered on time so I’m guessing I would have gotten this sooner if the weather wasn’t crazy. It cost $7.95 for shipping however I did see on Twitter that Halo has since dropped its shipping pricing lower which is great!

Packaging

Packaging is beautiful. Frosted thick plastic jar with silver plastic screw cap with displays beautifully on my vanity. I also love that this bottle is pretty enough to reuse!  This is heavy duty enough to be tossed in your travel bag if you’re on the go.

Ingredients are clearly listed on the bottle along with warning (pregnant/breastfeeding). One big issue that I didn’t even notice at first is THERE IS AN ISSUE ON THE LABEL which claims the bottle has 60 servings. This is untrue as the bottle has 60 pills but only 30 servings since each serving is 2 pills. In my eyes this is a typo (that has since been corrected for new bottles) so whatever, but I can see why this is upsetting as some people thought they were getting more product that they actually are. The front of the bottle does still say 30 servings.

The pills are pink! This is a cute detail for the product to look cute. Luckily if you are vegan and/or cruelty free you are in luck because this does not contain carmine! Carmine is crushed beetles which creates pink/red pigment. Yes, you read that correctly, beetles are crushed for pigment… gross! This is a common practice/ ingredient in a ton of beauty products, vitamins, and even candy. Another animal product commonly used in vitamins shark cartilage.. Thankfully there is no carmine or cartilage in Halo Booster!

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screenshot of https://halobeauty.com/pages/ingredients

I have seen online people posting photos of their pills changing color- I have not experienced this- but some have seen the capsules loosing their bright pink color.

Claims

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screenshot of https://halobeauty.com/products/halo-beauty-hair-skin-nails-booster

Ingesting

I take a sip of water, pop the pill in my mouth and then take a large gulp of water to wash it down. The pills do have a little bit of a earthy/chalky taste, but nothing too overpowering. They is no aftertaste after swallowing.

These pills are pretty big. I don’t have a hard time swallowing pill normally but these are a tough to swallow in all honesty. If I could change in thing about this I would make the pills smaller/less bulky. You can open these and add it to food or drink to ingest without swallowing the capsule if you prefer that route. I haven’t tried that.

Does it work?

This did hydrate my skin to the point I could see and feel results within 3 weeks. I noticed my skin feeling more supple, smooth and plump- plus my lips were not as chapped as normal! On the flip side, I noticed I was excessively thirsty and my urine was bright yellow. I looked into this and from what I’ve seen online, bright yellow urine is typically caused from an excess of Riboflavin, which is an ingredient found in Halo.

As for the nails and hair claims, not to toot my own horn, but I have very strong nails and hair, I was mainly focusing on the progress of my skin while taking this supplement.

My Results

In the before pictures you can see how chapped my lips are, the dry patches around my nose rings and my irritated acne. In the after photos my skin is so much healthier looking. (I do have makeup residue smeared under my eyes in my before photo, sorry about that, I didn’t notice when taking the photos).

Pros & Cons

Positives

  • Smoother skin on my face and body
  • Dark under eye circles appearing a little lighter
  • Less chapped lips
  • More hydrated skin
  • Gluten free
  • Soy free
  • Sugar free
  • Cruelty free
  • Vegan

Negatives

  • Hard to swallow
  • Excessive thirst
  • Expensive
  • Urine is bright yellow (excess of Riboflavin)

Overall- Will I re-purchase?

I don’t think I will be re-purcahsing. This worked wonders for hydrating my skin, but it is $40 a month which is almost $500 a year! I love the hydration results but that price tag is going to really add up month after month. I was hoping this would help my eczema patches around my elbows but unfortunately I haven’t seen any change in those areas.

Overall, I think this is a great product for hydration, if you can afford it for $40 a month. Also, if you are vitamin deficient than this product would probably be really beneficial to you! Please note that I am not knocking this product at all- I honestly will try the next product launch from Halo Beauty in the future too- this product just sit necessary for my lifestyle.

Has anyone tried this product? Let me know in the comments how it’s working for you!

Ipsy Unboxing: April 2018

I love subscription boxes soooooo incredibly much! This week my Ipsy Glam Bag came in and of course I ripped it open in a frenzy to see what this months bag contained! If you are unfamiliar with Ipsy, it is a subscription service that sends 4-5 items per month for $10. The items range is size and price. I feel Ipsy is kind of hit or miss. Some months are spectacular and some are a little lackluster. Lets jump right into the April glam bag!

Cosmetics Bag

Although this isn’t really my personal style, I do think this bag is really cute! The butterflies are perfect for spring and the rose gold accents make more this stylish/sophisticated.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm

I own this already and I really love it! Any soft peachy nudes are typically my go to lip colors so this is a staple n my collection. I love the formula on this, it is creamy, smooth and super pigmented! Although it is a matte, its a soft matte meaning its more or a velvet finish which is not overly drying. This doesn’t emphasis texture of the he lips either so if your lips are chapped, this will still apply well. I am very happy to receive this in my glam bag!

The Vintage Cosmetics Tweezers

The packaging on this is so cute, I love the mix or floral and polka dots- the vintage patterns work perfectly for the brand name. These tweezers are a good shape and weight. I used them this morning and they grabbed and removed the brow hairs easy peasy! I hate when tweezers are too rounded and the hairs just slip around and wont pluck- thats not the case with these, they have a sharp angled edge that works really well!

The color of this is gorgeous too, I love rose gold and these look super cute on my vanity.

Lip Scrub

I love that there’s a lip scrub in this months glam bag. Its a great item to have in your makeup collection in general. I don’t know if I’m going to open this because I already have a ton of lip scrubs, but if I didn’t I would be excited to get this is a subscription box. Especially this time of year with the weather still cold (in my area at least), its great to receive skin care/dry skin products to refresh before the summer!

H2O+ Beauty Oasis Hydrating Treatment

The texture of this is very gel like, not creamy or lotion-y at all. This does spread pretty far so a small squeeze covered my face. It feels very soothing and slick when applying and does take a few minutes to dry down. I would say this has a slight tacky feeling on the skin, but it actually seemed to work pretty well as a primer for my makeup because of that slight stickyness. This has a strange smell that I just can’t place but it’s not terrible smell. Be mindful using this because I slapped it on all willy nilly and ended up getting it in my eye and it burned pretty awful! That was totally my fault and no fault of the product. I actually am really enjoying this, it’s very hydrating!

Paula Dorf Bronzer in Bora Bora

This is definitely a semi-shimmery bronzer. It isn’t super noticeable on the face but keep that in mind if you prefer a very matte bronzer/contour. This soft brown color works really well for my pale skin. Theres no orange haze or any weird color change on the skin. This blends out pretty easily too! I’ve never used this brand before but I am pleasantly surprised at how much I am loving this.

Overall

This months bag is pretty great! I am loving all of my items this month and and so happy to have successes with these brands I have never used before! What did you guys get in your glam bags this month? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks so much for reading!

Milk Makeup Flex Concealer Review

I stopped in Sephora recently just to check out the newest launches and spoke with a sales person who was really pushing the Milk Makeup Flex Concealer. I told him I use concealers that are FULL coverage and he ensured me that this would do exactly what I wanted as far as coverage and wearability. It was insanely busy in Sephora and my boyfriend was waiting outside so I just ran to the counter, handed over my debit card and left….. then I realized I had just spent $28 on one tube of concealer that only had .2 oz of product….This isn’t completely unheard of for Sephora brands. For example, Urban Decay’s Naked Concealer is $29 per tube (.16oz). So I wasn’t mad at the price but I did have VERY high expectations since I wasn’t excepting that hefty price tag. Lets jump right into the nitty gritty- packaging, coverage, wearability, formula, pro/cons and would I buy again.

Packaging

This looks like a squeeze tube, but it isn’t! Theres actually a wand in here which is usually ideal for application. The wand is an good shape, but it doesn’t pick up much product out of the tube. I had to re-dip a few times per eye which isn’t a terrible flaw, but it is kind of annoying.

Also, I’m to sure if it’s a packaging flaw or if I got a bad tube, but sometimes the stopper (the plastic piece that removes the excess product from the wand) lifts and I end up making a mess!

Formula

This has marshmallow extract and blue lotus in the formula, which was one of the big selling factors for me. I like trying things with extra benefits for the skin. The other big claim is that this is a “flex” formula which means it will move with the skin instead of cracking or creasing since it’s flexible. I always want to have a completely smooth under eye area with no creasing or texture so I was hoping this would become a new staple in my makeup collection!

Wearability

This applies to the skin okay. It does say to apply and then blend with fingertips which I did and notice more coverage than another time when I blended out with a Beauty Blender. Makeup sponges seem to grab this product and remove it more than actually blend it out, so fingers are the way to go with this product for sure.

This applies smoothly and evenly. I didn’t have any issues blending out and it matches my skin tone really well. My biggest issue is that this didn’t have the coverage I was hoping for being that it was almost $30… My first time applying I did my normal amount of product and it just had a medium coverage look which doesn’t work for me. I have very dark circles so I want a FULL coverage concealer. I ended up doing two layers of this and it looked good, wore well and didn’t crease! I actually really like how this wore under my eyes when I layered it up but I just feel like I’m going through so much product so quickly. (Please note when layering liquids you want to let the first layer dry before adding more.)

I also used this to conceal blemishes and it looked great upon first application but that it ended up showing my redness throughout the day. This became greasy pretty quickly (about 3 hours into the day) and seemed to slide right off my blemishes, showing the texture and discoloration. I did not notice any oiliness under my eyes, just on my face where I spot concealed.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Color matches my skin perfectly
  • Flexible (doesn’t crack/ crease)
  • Wears well under eyes
  • Vegan & cruelty free formula

Cons:

  • Not full coverage (unless layered)
  • Doesn’t cover blemishes
  • Expensive

Overall

I would give this a 6/10. I would repurchase (for under eye concealing only) if it came with more product because I did like the way it wore under my eye with that extra layer. Since that isn’t the case, I don’t think I’ll be grabbing another tube of this concealer because I see myself going through it so quickly. I typically don’t mind spending a little extra for foundations & concealers because I want full, long wearing formulas, but this just isn’t enough product for the price in my opinion. Honestly, the Colour Pop No Filter Concealers have a similar texture and wear similarly and those are only $6 per tube.

Has anyone tried this? Or any other products from Milk Makeup? Let me know in the comments!

As always, thanks so much for reading! 

Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette

I’ve been so curious about the Natasha Denona cosmetics line, but honestly it’s out of my budget. The eyeshadow palettes I’ve seen listed in the past on Sephora were between $150-250. Those palettes contained around 15-20+ pans, so they were large with a lot of color options, but definitely pricey.

When I saw this Mini Sunset Palette listed for $25 I immediately added it to my Sephora cart and figured this would be my best chance at trying the Natasha Denona formula since I don’t seem myself spending over $100+ on a palette at this point in my makeup career. Hopefully that changes because I would LOVE to review more luxury items if I could swing it finically. But I digress, I grabbed this palette and could not wait for it to be delivered. Unfortunately because of the weather my package was delayed so I got it a few days later than I should have but I did receive it none the less.

Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette (ouster cardboard unit) 

I pulled this out of the mailer and I couldn’t believe the size… I know its called “Mini” but this thing is so itty bitty. It’s really adorable how small it is, heres a comparison of it next to a primer (Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer).

Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette & Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer 

The size of this is not an issue for me because the pan size is big enough to get a brush in and it’s a great size to travel with! I’ve used this a few times now and I haven’t even put a dent into the pans so theres a good amount of product in this mini palette.

Packaging

The Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette is a white plastic unit with a clear flip top. The cover is attached at the top and flips down securely to close. The brand name is displayed on the clear top- very simple and classic looking.

The shade names are not listed in the front, buy they are clearly listed on the big of the palette.

Color/ Texture

This palette included 5 shades- all warm tones colors. There are 2 mattes and 3 shimmers. These are all new shades from Natasha Denona, so these are not found in the original full size Sunset Palette, which is a little confusing. These colors are the same color family being warm, sunset-esque colors.

Colors in order from left to right:

  • Guava- matte peach-y tan
  • Apollo- shimmery cranberry red
  • Dirty Mars- matte rich brown
  • Sun Be a- shimmery bronze-y/ copper
  • Halo- shimmery champagne

Formula

The formula on this is nice. These are buttery and smooth to the touch.

There isn’t much kick back  when dipping the brush into the pan- this is pretty amazing being the the packaging is white, you would immediately notice if these shadows made mess but they don’t.

These blend out fairly easy on the eyes. They did need a little work to create a smooth transition which surprised me.  A lot of reviews I’ve seen have say how Natasha Denona’s palettes are priced so high because they blend easy peasy. These did blend okay but not extraordinarily better than other palettes I have.

I applied using a fluffy brush for the mattes and they were surprisingly more pigmented on the eye than I thought they would be. I assumed I would go in with a bit of shadow, blend out and dip back in to layer (like I normally do with most shadows) but I didn’t even need to! One dip into this was enough to blend my crease out completely. It wasn’t the most effortless blend ever as it took a few minutes to blend properly, however the pigmentation was there.

The shimmers applied well too, some better than others. The maroon shimmer Apollo went on like a breeze. I barely even dipped my brush in and I got enough product to cover my lid and blend out. The lighter gold color and champagne shades Sun Beam and Halo are beautiful as well but not as pigmented when blending onto the lid, so I did use a setting stay on my brush to enhance the colors.

Wearability

These wore really beautifully throughout the day. The shimmers did not crease or move around on my eye lids! I should mention that I did not prime my eye lids at all before using this and it still lasted throughout the day.

Obviously, if you dont like warm colors this wouldn’t be for you. I do think you can create a lot of pretty looks using these 5 colors since the textures and mattes work so well with each other.

Dupes

Let’s start off this part as saying these are not 100% duplicates (especially the last one). The reason I am including this is because I find the texture of this Sunset Palette to be very similar to the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette. The colors are similar and you could make very similar eye looks PLUS MORE using the Jaclyn Hill Palette which comes with 35 eyeshadows for $38. I have a full review with swatches of all 38 colors if you are instead in more info on the Jaclyn Hill Palette.

Overall

I love when high end/ luxury brands come out with minis so that the everyday beauty lover can try it out without breaking the bank! I would give this a 6.5/10. I like the colors a lot and they wear beautifully throughout the day. I would have rated in higher if it were easy to blend and if it were cheaper since I find my Jaclyn Hill palette so similar and way less cost per color.

Has anyone tried the Natasha Denona full sized palettes? I’m thinking maybe the formula was changed… Let me know in the comments what you all think!

Thanks for reading!

Ipsy Unboxing: March 2018

My Ipsy Glam bag came in last night and of course I wanted to share the goodies with you all! I love unboxing subscriptions, it;s always nice surprised to see what you’ll get on a monthly basis. If you are unfamiliar with Ipsy, it is $10 a month for 4-5 beauty items. Products range in size (samples- full size) and range in price (drugstore- high end). Let’s jump in the March 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag!

Cosmetics Bag

This bag is cute and creative! The idea is to color this in the create a custom bag. The fact that this comes with markers is even cuter! I have Converse sneakers like this that I colored in with highlighters so they would be neon and it was a lot of fun! I like the idea of this bag a ton, however I don’t see myself using it on a day to day basis.

City Color Cosmetics Glow Duo

Product screenshot from Ipsy.com

City Color is a super inexpensive brand, this Glow Duo is only $5.99. This comes with two products, a cream highlight and a powder highlight. The pans are a generous size so if you are into this kind of duo, I think its a great value for only $6! I honestly don’t see myself using this at all for two reasons. The first is I’m not big on cream products. The second is the color on of the powder- it looks pretty but dark. I prefer a bright peachy highlight (I am obsessed with Jeffree Star Peach Goddess Skin Frost, its my FAVORITE highlight).

Meg Cosmetics Good Night PM Mask

Product screenshot from Ipsy.com

First of all, I love that any time Ipsy includes a sheet face mask, they send two! This is a PM mask, meaning you would use it before bed. This have moisturizing properties so I was excited to try this but there is avocado in these which I am sadly allergic to. The packaging on these face masks are really nice They are heavy and feel high-end. These masks are $6 each. I’m 100 % interested in trying these out so I’m going to check online for ones that do not have avocado.

Tarte Cosmetics Sex Kitten Liner

Product screenshot from Ipsy.com

This product is one I am familiar with in liquid form. I use the Tarte’s Sex Kitten Liquid Liner pretty often and like it a lot. I’m glad to try the pencil version. It looks super pigmented! I typically use Tarte stick liners, the Double Take Liner has liquid on one end and a pencil on the other- that’s my daily go to. I will say its nice to receive a product from a brand like Tarte in an Ipsy bag!

SLMiss Glam SL41 Blusher Blush

Product screenshot from Ipsy.com

This brush is really cute. The handle is pink and sparkly and even the bristles are pink! I currently own 7 million brushes so I’m not too sure if I’ll open this one. I use the Luxie Blush Brush for my makeup every day and I love it. I do think this SLMissGlam brush is cute and an awesome item to receive in a $10 glam bag! I could not find a price for an individual brush on this company website, they were all listed in bundles. I did see them on eBay listed between $10-20 each but I don’t know how accurate that is.

Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow Mono in Lola

Product screenshot from Ipsy.com

I do not like receiving individual eyeshadows because I never use them. I know I need to just get a z palette and put them all in there but I just would rather grab my Jacklyn x Morphe Palette and call it a day. This color is really beautiful, I just don’t see myself using this often. I popped it out of the cardboard unit to see the pan size and its TINYYYYYY. Like, tiny tiny.

Overall

This value is definitely over $10. I dont see myself using these products much so this wasn’t my favorite Ipsy bag ever- but not the worst.

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I might cancel Ipsy… I just redeemed the points I’ve been accumulating online (I grabbed a pink clay face mask!) so I am definitely going to be getting an Ipsy Glam Bag next month so that I can receive my points prize. After that, I’m not too sure what my future holds as far as Ipsy unboxings. Is there a specific subscription box/bag you would like to see me unbox? I love Boxycharm and Walmart Beauty Box- let me know what others I should try out!

Sorry that I did screenshots for the products this month instead of taking my own product photos. My beauty light broke but I wanted to get this Unboxing post up right away so I hope everyone is okay with these screenshots from Ipsy.com.

Please keep in mind the products I do not use/open/swatch are all future giveaway prizes. I host mostly giveaways on my Instagram so theres a chance you could win some free makeup if you follow me there!

What did you get in your Ipsy Glam Bag for March? Let me know in the comments below!

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Reds and Pinks Bundle (Love Sick Collection)

The Jeffree Star Cosmetics Love Sick collection dropped a few weeks ago and it went quick! The Blood Sugar Palette sold out 100,000 units in 3 minutes, which is absolutely insane! I wasn’t able to get my hands on the Blood Sugar palette (which looks beautiful) but I did grab the Mini Reds & Pinks Bundle and I am really exited about it!!!

I reviewed and swatched the Mini Nudes Bundle Vol. 1 that came out a few months ago and I absolutely loved it! I still wear a lot of those shades to this day and I haven’t run out of product in any of them. (See my previous blog post “Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Nude Vol.1 Swatches & Review” for more on that bundle) That post discussed the packing and pricing, which is the exact same for this bundle (except red) so I am not going to touch on that too much, just a quick rundown.

Pricing

This set is $52 for 8 mini Velour Liquid Lipsticks, which makes them $6.50 each. For a high end brand like Jeffree Star Cosmetics, this is a fantastic price. I know something over $50 seems like a lot for makeup but if you wear liquid lipsticks often this is definitely a great deal for 8 shades! The shipping was $5.95, which is typical for beauty products.

Packaging

The bundle come packaged in a really nice box which has individual slots to showcase the lipsticks. I absolutely love the attention to detail this company includes with their launches. This box is gorgeous, sturdy and overall makes the product feel even more high end.

Shades

Mini Reds & Pink Bundle includes 8 shades:

  • Doll Parts
  • Calabasas
  • Wifey
  • Watermelon Soda
  • Anna Nicole
  • Prom Night
  • Redrum
  • Unicorn Blood

Texture

All of these shades are the traditional Velour Liquid Lipstick formula- matte and opaque! These wear so beautifully on the lips. I would recommend a lip scrub first to remove dead skin before any liquid lipsticks (see my previous post “Prepping for Liquid Lipsticks” for more on extending wear time and comfortability with matte liquid lipsticks).

Swatches

I know these swatches are far from perfect, but I wanted to try something new by show these on the lips, instead of my normal arm swatches!

The timing of this post is pretty coincidental, being that Jeffree Star Cosmetics Instagram shared a photo of my swatches yesterday! I am over the moon that they saw my post and like it enough to repost. Here’s the screenshot of their page with my post!!!!

I am so beyond excited! I did these swatches pretty quick (and now I’m wishing I had taken more time to make it perfect and less messy), but I’m just so ecstatic that Jeffree Star’s team reposted it! I used each shade to write a letter, starting from the shade of the far left and working across the set.

Overall

These bundles are awesome. I’m a sucker for travel sized products in general so of course I’m drawn to mini Jeffree Star Lipsticks since they are my favorite Liquid Lipsticks. The colors are so unique, the formula is fantastic and the price isn’t overwhelming for the amount of product you receive. Hands down, I would recommend this to any red lipstick lover.

Has anyone else grabbed this bundle or anything from the Love Sick Collection? Let me know in the comments, Im so curious about the items I didn’t grab this time around!

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