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I Have Too Much Makeup. Said No One. Ever.

The title of this post is based on the meme that I have been seeing all over instagram for the past few months.

I can relate. I get it. I absolutely agree! My husband said I have too much lipsticks. I am like, “what are you talking about?” πŸ˜…

Since I was in hiatus all throughout summer, this will be my “Hello, October! Hi, Fall!” to everyone. Let me show you all the make-up I bought when I wasn’t blogging (that I can remember, ha!). They are not a lot but I like the feeling of the sudden euphoria when I was buying them. 😍

I’m Lady Echeboreche. I’m a makeup addict.

Physician’s Formula Talc-Free Loose Powder & MAC Matchmaster Foundation in 2.0

Benefit They’re Real Beyond Mascara in Black. Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner in Spiced Chocolate. NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker in Carbon Black. NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Lipstick in Showoff (top) & Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick in Desired (bottom)

L’oreal Infallible Lipstick in Everlasting Plum (top) and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague (bottom)

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bittersweet (top) & Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Aria (bottom)

YSL Rouge VoluptΓ© Silky-Sensual Radiant Lipstick in Ultimate Beige (top) & Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anita (bottom)

MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam IV (top) & MAC Wash & Dry Lipstick in Steam Heat (bottom)

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Up The Amp (top) & MAC Satin Lipstick in Captive (bottom)
Favorites:

MAC Matchmaster Foundation

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bittersweet

Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anita

MAC Lipstick in Up the Amp (Amplified)

NYX SMLC in Prague

NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker

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Birthday Gift Showdown: Sephora vs. Ulta

If it’s your birthday month and you are at least a Beauty Insider for Sephora and Ultamate Rewards member for Ulta, then go to your nearest stores or to their websites to get your birthday gift!

This year, here’s the birthday gift for Sephora:

   
    
    
  
For Ulta, here’s what I got:

   

  

  

  

 

By the way, I placed the quarter for size comparison. πŸ˜‰

Which do you like better?
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Unboxing: Too Faced Cosmetics Mini Haul

Remember this? I got my order this week and I’m so excited to show them to you.


  

The sides of the box…  

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

This is my first eyeshadow primer since I don’t usually wear eyeshadow anyway. I heard a lot of good things about this one so I can’t wait to use this not only for my Too Faced eyeshadow palette but also for my new BH Cosmetics eyeshadow.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Collection

I heard about this palette first from “From Head To Toe” beauty blogger/vlogger then eventually, it seems like this palette has become  everyone’s must-have.

    

They also included a cheat sheet/tutorial on how to create different looks using this palette.

      

I will try my best to try one of these! πŸ˜…

I heard that they made some changes with the packaging. There were some complaints on how it looked so bulky and hollow. However I can say that the new packaging is sleeker and made out of durable tin can, or plastic, I’m a bit confused on what’s it made out of but I like it. I’m gearing toward it being a metal though.

So why chocolate? Besides that it’s made with 100% cocoa that makes chocolates, it also smells like cocoa! I want to eat it! When I first showed it to my friend who doesn’t wear make-up, she really thought it was a real chocolate before I opened the packaging!

  

The colors are so lovely!

The samples

This is their new foundation that will be launched on June 15.

I will use this first before using the full size that I just bought.

The Pocket Damage

    

You can never go wrong with free shipping and a discount!

Wish me luck! Hopefully I can pull this off!

Pout your lips as you conquer the world. πŸ’‹πŸŒ 

 

Unboxing: BH Cosmetics Mini Haul

Remember my post about the BH Cosmetics promo? I got what I ordered online around two weeks ago but something else was needed to be announced urgently that day (aka the Too Faced Sale post) so this unboxing has been moved today.

BH Cosmetics has been popular for some time now in YouTube and several blogs. They are affordable and offer a lot of options especially with their eyeshadow palettes. So when they offered free shipping and free palette, it was time for me to board the ship!


    

Special Occasion 39 Color Eyeshadow & Blush Palette

          
I am in love with this palette! The blush palette already has highlighter and bronzer. The blushes are all pigmented and wearable.

The eyeshadow portion has matte and shimmer. I can see myself creating different looks out of these, from daytime to nighttime make-up.

First Edition – 120 Eyeshadow Palette

    

1 out of 120 was broken
        
Honestly, I was overwhelmed with all these colors! Some of them quite look alike but I haven’t tried them yet so I will leave my final judgment on a later post, with swatches and make-up looks.

The Mystery Eyeshadow Palette: BH Party Girl After Hours

I intentionally did not open this yet. I checked the YouTube first and images online. I think the Special Occasion will suffice so I’m thinking of giving this to my niece.

The Pocket Damage


Not so damaging at all…

So that’s my first BH Cosmetics haul. I will try to post their swatches and some looks that an eyeshadow noob like me can cook up. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…


Pout your lips as you conquer the world. πŸ’‹πŸŒ

Review: The Lip Bar Purple Rain Lipstick

I love the color purple! For me, it connotes femininity, elegance and somehow it symbolizes something mystical. I was even beyond ecstatic last year when Radiant Orchid was the Pantone color of 2014.

 

Source Image: https://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=21128&ca=10

I was even thinking of incorporating the color purple on my church wedding next year…

But I never imagined putting purple on my lips. I am not that risky and adventurous. So there was a bit hesitation, no matter how I love the color purple, when a purple lipstick from The Lip Bar was included on my first Boxycharm.

But I admit, I instantly fell in love with the packaging!

 

Waaaay too cute!

It took me almost 3 weeks to finally try it. I only did it today because I am feeling blue (pun intended) so I decided to wear a lipstick at home. Everyone feels better with lipstick! πŸ’„

 

A bit scary…
It is hydrating and leaves a nice stain on the lips. It lasts for hours.

I have been converted! Who would have thought that I will love a purple lipstick! The Lip Bar Purple Rain lipstick made me love the color purple a little bit more than yesterday!

It retails for $20 which is a price that is a bit on the high-end. However, The Lip Bar proudly says that their products are cruelty-free, natural and vegan so it’s worth it. You can check their website at http://www.thelipbar.com.



Pout your lips as you conquer the world. πŸ’‹πŸŒ

Unboxing: MAC Wash & Dry Lipstick and Blush

If you’ve seen my previous post where I was announcing giddily the new MAC Wash & Dry collection, it was actually my first time to order MAC products online. I ordered online last Friday so for the last three days, I was, to say the least, restless

The feels…

Alas! It arrived today, on a Tuesday. There’s a mysterious black box right outside my door… And a lot more blackness when you open it.

 

Black is the new Black

I only ordered two products out of the collection. One was a lipstick, that is already sold out online, and the other one is a blush, my first ever MAC blush. Total pocket damage: $44.52 ($2.52 tax).

The Packaging

The tricolor packaging reminds me of their old collection, the Proenza Schouler.

 

Source: screenshot from https://www.maccosmetics.com/media/videos/mobilevideos/proenza.mp4

I find the packaging ADORABLE! The green, orange and gold combo of the MAC Wash & Dry collection reminds me of watching the sunset on a beach.

The Lipstick

The lipstick, Tumble Dry, costs $17.50USD.

    

MAC Wash & Dry lipstick in Tumble Dry is a lustre. I am not a fan of MAC lustre lipsticks. I am more of a satin-matte-amplified kind of a MAC girl. But the color of the lipstick looked intriguing online and I don’t have this particular shade yet. I knew that initially I will be disappointed. But in the spirit of “everything is a first time”, I will try to wear this proudly and with an open-mind. It smells like butter and is totally hydrating to the lips so I guess I’m starting to look at it with a glass half-full.

The Blush

The Hipness blush retails at $24.50USD.

No need to look at the glass half full or half empty. The glass is FULL and OVERFLOWING! I am in L❀️VE with this blush. It has a subtle gold shimmer that is not at all offensive. It is outrageously pigmented that even after a few minutes of rubbing it off, the swatch on my arm is still visible.

Overall

I should have gotten more from the collection, seriously. Especially the lipstick, I should have purchased all four! πŸ˜‚

It will launch in stores on May 21, 2015. But you can easily go to MAC’s website to check this new collection.

***Featured Image is a digitally manipulated photo from MAC Cosmetics email***

Pout your lips as you conquer the world. πŸ’‹πŸŒ

Review: NYX Matte and Butter Lipsticks

The first product that I always buy from a make-up company that I haven’t tried before is a lipstick. I always have this specific product to try first to gauge how good a company is. For instance, for a restaurant, I will order lasagna if they have any. I am THAT weird I guess πŸ˜‚ or I just absolutely love lipsticks and lasagna.πŸ’„πŸ΄

So I, of course, had to buy NYX lipsticks first when I heard about them from a friend who told me how affordable and good they are. The fact that they are cruelty-free is a major plus too.

I initially tried their Soft Matte Lip Creams, but for this post, I will review three of their Matte Lipsticks and the new lipstick that I bought yesterday at Target, a NYX Butter Lipstick. I bought them at $5.99 each.

 

Both the NYX Matte and Butter Lipsticks have transparent plastic in the middle to better see the color of the lipstick. However, the top and bottom part of the NYX Matte Lipsticks are made out of black sturdy plastic while those of the Butter Lipsticks’ have almost the same color to the actual lipstick bullet.
Matte Lipsticks: Whipped Caviar, Tea Rose and Strawberry Daiquiri. Butter Lipstick: Pops Explosif
Pops Explosif is my first and only NYX Butter Lipstick. It applies very sheer on me, almost like a lip balm. However, it is buildable to create a better color payoff on your lips.
Strawberry Daiquiri is my first NYX Matte Lipstick. It has a hint of coral that is subtle and suitable on almost all skintone
Tea Rose looks a bit mauvey to my lips with a nice touch of pink. It seems like that not everyone can pull this off. A friend bought one and she didn’t like it on her because she thought that it washed her out. But for me, it is my fave!

Whipped Caviar is almost similar to the Butter Lipstick in Pops Explosif. Both are good MLBB, My Lips But Better.
Aren’t they all the perfect colors for Spring!

All of the NYX Matte Lipsticks that I have glide on to the lips smoothly and easily, without tugging the lips as some matte lipsticks do. They are also surprisingly hydrating for matte lipsticks.

Butter Lipstick, as expected, did feel “buttery” when applied making my lips hydrated without the feeling of stickiness.

I have a dark pigmentation around my lips and Tea Rose conceals it thoroughly at one application even without a lip liner. I feel that it even makes my lips look more plump ala Kylie Jenner. Well, I have been using this way before the swollen lips challenge! πŸ’‹

Tea Rose is obviously my favorite NYX Matte Lipstick. Do you see how small and almost empty it is? This is actually my second NYX Tea Rose lipstick and I will definitely buy my third once I ran out of this one. 

These lipsticks don’t leave much stain on the lips after eating and can last for around 4 to 6 hours when left untouched. But when you do, say goodbye to lipstick and just reapply. Since it doesn’t make my lips chappy, reapplying is easy peasy.

It doesn’t have any distinct smell at all. I promise, I sniffed like crazy and there’s nothing. πŸ‘ƒπŸΌ

If you want to check their website, please click here. But basically, you can buy them at almost all the drugstores and supermarkets near you.

Thanks for your time! 

Pout your lips as you conquer the world! πŸ’‹πŸŒ

Email Alert: MΒ·AΒ·C Wash & Dry – The Laundromat is Open for Business!

I just received an exciting email a few hours ago about the new collection of MAC (Make-Up Art Cosmetics).

It is colorful and vivacious! Gotta have some!

The packaging is a wonderful reminder of summer! Give me some piΓ±a colada, please!

I try to restrain myself, aka, my credit card so I ONLY ordered two products. It was a total of $44.52 inclusive of tax and without shipping fee (jump high!).

The other shades are Creme d’Nude (which was sold out after a few minutes, gah!), Morange and Steam Heat.

I feel ecstatic with this! I haven’t bought any Mac blush yet and I’m dying to have one. The other shade of the blush is Crisp Whites. Cute name, isn’t it!

I have disappointed myself before for waiting for some time to purchase limited edition MAC products. This time around, I went ahead and dived in before they all got sold out. I don’t want to be left washed out and dried again, eh.

The Mac Wash & Dry collection will be available in stores on May 21, 2015.

Ready for make-up shopping?!

***All pictures are from MAC.***

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