Swatcharama/First Impressions: Too Faced The Little Black Book of Bronzers LE

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Hey My Beautiful Bunnies!

Today’s post is just a quick swatcharama and first impressions sort of post. I think this is one of the very few if not only post without my face plastered all over it but I wanted to quickly talk about this awesome ‘bronzer wardrobe’ I got last week before I started using it! The brand Too Faced is known for their bronzers especially the chocolate soleil range and what’s crazy is that I didn’t own a Too Faced bronzer! I had my eye on the Chocolate Soleil for ages now. The city I live in don’t have a Kit Cosmetics or Mecca Maxima (which sell Too Faced in Oz) but everytime I went past a Kit Cosmetics in Melbourne or Sydney, I stopped and swatched the bronzer. For some reason though, I’ll always get distracted and not end up buying it. So when I saw Too Faced came out with this LIMITED EDITION Little Black Book of Bronzers (49 USD/ 65 AUD) featuring mini sizes of 8 of their bronzers, I totally freaked! I had to have it! I think it’s a really cool way for people to try out some of Too Faced’s iconic bronzers and if they get hooked on a particular one (or few) they can go buy a full size. For a medium skin toned gal like me, I think this bronzer wardrobe provides quite a few options from contouring to bronzing to getting the glow! I think light skin toned ladies will love it also but unfortunately deeper skin tones might not find something suitable in this collection. Can we talk about the packaging though?!! So cute!! And it also comes with this adorable weekly guide to which bronzer is appropriate for what day of the week and what event!

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Each bronzer contains 0.08 oz of product which is quite small compared to the 0.35 oz of product on the full size bronzers. I still think it’s a fabulous buy because you get to try so many different types of bronzers in one go! And did I mention, they smell divine! Especially the Chocolate Soleil range! They actually smell like chocolate! YUM!

SWATCHES:

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Milk Chocolate Soleil:

A lighter version of Chocolate Soleil (cult fave) that creates a more subtle, all-over warmth, perfect for those with lighter skin tones (according to Too Faced). As you can see, this one barely showed up on my skin. I think I can use as a all over powder with a big fluffy brush to slightly warm up my skin but this one’s great for the fairer dames out there!

Chocolate Soleil:

Antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder-infused matte bronzer that works on all skin tones, perfect for everyday contouring and creating an all-over deep tan (according to Too Faced). I agree with them when they say, it’s perfect for contouring because it has a slightly grey undertone to it. It does not pull too warm or too cool and I think it’s a great contour for light-medium-tan skin tones. I’m not too sure about the ‘working on all skin tones’ bit though!

Dark Chocolate Soleil (NEW):

A darker version of Chocolate Soleil that’s perfect for more sculpted contouring, creating a more dramatic, deep matte bronzed look(according to Too Faced). I found this one quite warm and I think tanner girls with warm tones can use it for contouring. I personally will use it for bronzing and warming up the face in conjunction with my contour.

Snow Bunny:

Four luminous shades blend together for just the right amount of sun-kissed, natural radiance. I actually quite liked it when swatching (according to Too Faced). It can be a really nice bronzy gold highlight for me though it is quite shimmery. I think deeper skin tones will like it as a nice goldy highlight.

Pink Leopard:

Trio of skin-brightening and bronzing pigments that combine for a glorious all-over glow (according to Too Faced). I think this one is a really nice pinky bronze that can be used as a highlight as well and I don’t think I have any shade quite like it in my collection. I’m excited to try this one!

Beach Bunny:

Custom-blend bronzer combines four sun kissed shades for a skin perfecting, summertime tan any time of year (according to Too Faced). It’s quite similar to Snow Bunny, a little less pink and more bronzy. It’s great to achieve a nice bronzy glow on tanned skin during the summer – that epic bronzed beach babe look!

Endless Summer:

Stay all day universal bronzer creates a lit-from-within bronzed glow that lasts 16-hours or more (according to Too Faced). This bronzer has a satin finish but it’s not shimmery like some of the others but not totally matte like the soleil range. I think it will provide a bit more dimension to the face rather than completely falling matte. Not at all an universal color though.

Sun Bunny:

Original bronzer features slight pink undertone in the dual shade palette that mimics the flush of a real tan (according to Too Faced). I think just like the Beach Bunny, this one will be great to achieve that bronzed bombshell look giving a warm radiant glow as the sun hits your face!

So there you go ladies, my first impressions of all 8 bronzers included in this kit! I totally recommend this especially if you have been wanting to try out a new bronzer or were unsure of which Too Faced bronzer you should buy! But Hurry, it’s limited edition!!!!

XOXO

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Swatcharama: Gerard Cosmetics Lipsticks

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Hi Dolls,

Today I’ll be swatching some of the lipsticks from Gerard Cosmetics ($19). I own 5 shades: French Toast, Berry Smoothie, Underground, 1995 and Cherry Cordial. Before we get on to the swatches, can we just talk about that packaging! These gold tubes are just beautiful and so classy! Brownie points to Gerard Cosmetics for coming up with such rad packaging! Read till the end for a coupon code!

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FRENCH TOAST:

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An earthy brown shade, reminds me of fall. It has a creamy finish so it leaves sort of a sheen on the lips. To make it matte though you can just dab your lips with some tissue. It’s pretty comfortable to wear but since it’s a creamy finish, it has a weak lasting power and transfers easily.

BERRY SMOOTHIE:

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A medium pink shade with subtle mauve undertones. It’s a very pretty everyday shade. It also has a creamy finish and therefore staying power is weak. Pretty comfortable to wear.

UNDERGROUND:

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It’s a grey toned brown with a hint of lavender/pink. Grey lipsticks have been all the rave lately and in my opinion Underground is one of the more wearable ones. SInce it has lavender undertones, it does not look too bad on my tan skin. It has more of a satin finish and therefore doesn’t leave too much of a sheen. I will recommend getting rid of any pigmentation on your lips with foundation or concealer before applying this shade.

1995:

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It is a brown lipstick with mauve undertones inspired by the 90’s brown lip. This lipstick was made in collaboration with youtuber Jaclyn Hill (love her!) and I think is the perfect addition to the brown lip trend brought back by Kylie Jenner ofcourse! I love this lipstick, I wear it to death and it’s my favorite of all the ones I own from Gerard Cosmetics. It’s a matte so it can be a bit drying. Staying power is a bit better than the others but I still have to reapply throughout the day.

CHERRY CORDIAL

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It’s a dark berry shade. I was a bit disappointed with this in terms of pigmentation. You have to apply it or swatch it a few times to get an intense pay off and it can go on a bit patchy. It is a semi-matte/satin finish.

FRENCH TOAST VS 1995:

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I thought I should do a side by side of French Toast and 1995 since at first glance they look quite similar. From the pictures you can see that French Toast is a lot warmer and peachy toned whereas 1995 is darker and more mauve toned.

So this concludes my swatcharama of the Gerard Cosmetics lippies! They can seem a bit pricey at $19 but I always buy them at cheaper prices because they are always having amazing sales. Right now they are having a 4th of July sale where you can get 4 lippies for only $38 and free worldwide shipping! That’s less than $10 each! Coupon code: 4thpack

XOXO

Swatcharama! : Colourpop Cosmetics Pressed Pigments

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Hello My Bunnies!

I was playing with makeup at 1 am in the morning (yes I’m an insomniac and clearly makeup’s my therapy!) and I had the bright idea of posting some swatches just before going to bed because I love these eyeshadows soooo much! If you follow me on instagram (and if you don’t go do that right now!! Username’s “bunniesan”), you probably saw a photo of a lovely package of goodies by Colourpop Cosmetics, a birthday pressie from my bestie (she understands me! ) There were six pressed pigments (they are a cross between a pigment, cream eyeshadow, and normal eyeshadow!)  in there and let me tell you, I’m head over heels for each and every one of them. They are soooo buttery and creamy and almost feels wet to the touch. They glide on beautifully, and are super pigmented and sparkly! And the best part is, they are only 5 bucks (USD) a pop ! You can’t beat that! You can find them at : https://colourpop.com/

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Forgive me for this shabby picture but I’ve already swatched and reswatched these shadows millions of times so the emboss is pretty much non existent now :/

~So Quiche : A soft olive with a highly reflective gold and pink violet glittery duo chrome metallic finish

~BAE: A rich eggplant purple with an emerald, and turquoise, glittery duo chrome metallic finish

~On The Rocks: A vibrant true bronze with gold and violet glitter

~3 : A cool-toned starlit bronze with a flash of silvery and multi-coloured glitter

~Sequin : A copper penny like shade with silver and gold glitter

~Game Face: An intense penny copper with a liquid like ultra-metallic finish

*All Description from Colourpop Cosmetics website

Under Yellow Light (Left to Right) : So Quiche, BAE, and On the Rocks

Under Yellow Light (Left to Right) : So Quiche, BAE, and On the Rocks

Under White Light

Under White Light

~You can see the glitters lot better under the yellow light but under the white light, the blue glitters in Bae stand out a lot more against the purple. If you want the blue stand out, you need to use a blue base underneath 🙂

Under Yellow Light (Left to Right): 3, Sequin, Game Face

Under Yellow Light (Left to Right): 3, Sequin, Game Face

Under White Light

Under White Light

Unfortunately the white light washed out the intensity of the colors so it’s definitely more accurate under the yellow light. I wasn’t able to use natural light since it’s night time 😦

I’ve already done two back to back looks using BAE and Sequin. Check out those posts if you like to see these shadows in action. Linking them down below along with some photos!

https://lovecraftnwitchheart.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/metallic-blue-and-purple-smokey-eye/

https://lovecraftnwitchheart.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/metallic-blue-and-purple-smokey-eye/

https://lovecraftnwitchheart.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/let-yourself-sparkle/

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I highly recommend these pressed pigments/eyeshadows. The products are far superior than the price point and they can transform any eyelook from drab to glam! So what are you waiting for!!

XOXO