Friday, October 21, 2016

BH Cosmetics: Missy Lynn Palette Review And Swatches

The BH Cosmetics Missy Lynn Palette is an eye shadow and baked highlighter palette that features 6 warm toned shadows, and 2 rose gold highlighters that were chosen by the famous Missy Lynn a Beauty YouTuber.


I purchased the Missy Lynn Eye Shadow Palette around March 2016, and since then I've had a good amount of time to play around with it and create looks. I must say this palette is gorgeous. The packaging is pretty cool and I like the feminine look of the army I.D. tags or how I like to say dog tags. If you watch Missy Lynn you know that she is an active-duty military member and the packaging is totally her style.

Inside the palette there is a mirror and a nice inspirational quote that reads "Start with confidence. Finish with success" As for the eye shadows, I think the shade range is beautiful! I have brown eyes and I definitely gravitate toward purple, and gold shades the most because they make my eyes pop.

The eye shadows are highly pigmented, and they apply evenly with fingers as well as with a brush. When I first swatched them on my skin with my fingers I didn't use primer. I couldn't believe how pigmented they were, and I noticed that the colors didn't feel chalky. They all have a smooth texture, and don't flake.


I love the way that the eye shadows blend together. All the eye shadows look beautiful on the lids, and you can create many looks with it. Another plus is the fact that the eye shadows last a long time with primer when applied on lids. They don't crease, and there is little to know fall out. Plus this palette has been swatched along side the Too Faced PB&J palette, and the Missy Lynn Palette is a dupe. So if you want to save some money this palette is for you. You will be able to achieve similar looks without the peanut butter scent lol.

The Missy Lynn Eye Shadow Palette is also a multi-tasking product since you can use the baked highlighters as shadows. Since I'm talking about the baked highlighters, let me tell you what I think. I love them! Although they are too dark for my skin tone to use as highlighters, I like to use them as blush toppers with a matte blush to give my skin a light and natural highlight.

The baked highlighters are amazing, and you can also use them wet. I think that the highlighters are perfect for deeper skin tones, and if you're like me with a light-to medium skin-tone or even fair the baked highlighters are going to be great as eye shadows, or blush toppers.

Beauty look using the BH Cosmetics Missy Lynn Eye Shadow Palette:

Overall, I'm so glad I purchased the Missy Lynn Eye Shadow and Baked Highlighter Palette. The quality and pigmentation is great, and so much better than some other drugstore shadows I own. If you are still thinking about purchasing I definitely recommend this palette. It is still available on the BH Cosmetics online store and it now retails for only $9.

If you own this palette, do you like it as much as I do?

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Profusion: Kiss Me Up Matte Lipstick Set

Sent for review via Profusion Insider

The Profusion Kiss Me Up Velvet Matte Lipstick Set features 6 creamy and velvety smooth semi-matte lipsticks, in beautiful highly pigmented shades.


As a #lipstick junkie I was excited to see that the Profusion Kiss Me Up Set was one of the products inside my Profusion Insider Box. My first reaction was "wow this would make a great holiday gift for any beauty lover". Of course I need to try them first to make sure I want to gift it. Although the packaging is really cute, what's inside of the pretty box is what counts right?

So when you open up the Profusion Kiss Me Up Matte Lipstick Set, you will see a pictorial of how you can use the lipsticks. I really like how all the lipsticks are nicely placed inside of the box, and the packaging of the actual lipstick tubes are quite nice. They have a nice matte finished texture with a cute shiny lined or stripe design.

The lipsticks range from your everyday nude, pinks, orange, red, and perfect for fall and winter wine or berry shade. I'm not that good at describing the colors so please bare with me.

Each lipstick is highly pigmented, and applies smoothly. I really like the rich feel of the lipsticks because I can immediately tell that they are infused with some pretty good hydrating ingredients, that I think is perfect this time of year. Now, I really don't think that these lipsticks are a true matte finish. The Profusion Kiss Me Up Velvet Matte Lipsticks are a semi-matte finish lipstick and have a sheen to them.

They really do feel velvety and smooth which I really love. The colors are trendy and very wearable. As for staying power they last a couple of hours, but of course you have to reapply after eating or drinking since they are not transfer proof. I really like that after eating and drinking they leave a slight stain effect to your lips. I noticed that most with the pink, red, and berry shades.

The lightest colors in the set which are the nude, and light pink shade accentuate the lines on my lips more than the other 4 vibrant colors. I suggest that you apply a lip liner because they can feather a bit. One down-side to the Profusion Kiss Me Up Set is the fact that the shades don't have any names. It's so hard to distinguish the colors or if someone commented on my lipstick (which can happen lol) you can't give them a shade name.

Swatches of the Profusion Kiss Me Up Matte Velvet Lipstick Set:

Overall, I really like the Profusion Kiss Me Up Matte Velvet Lipstick Set. I think it makes a great gift for any beauty lover this coming holiday. Plus one of the most amazing things about this lippie set is that it's super affordable.

The Profusion Kiss Me Up Matte Velvet Lipstick Set retails for $6.99 and is available for purchase on profusion cosmetics dot com
The Profusion Matte Velvet Lipsticks are also sold individually for $2.49 each.

What are your thoughts on the Profusion Kiss Me Up Matte Velvet Lipstick Set? Is it on your list?

Sent for review via Profusion Insider. The opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Makeup Revolution: New-trals vs Neutrals Palette Review

Precious 416 Blog Purchase

The Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs Neutrals Palette is an eye shadow palette that features 16 matte and satin finish shades housed in a sleek black matte finish mirrored case.


I purchased the MUR New-Trals vs Neutrals palette because I saw some amazing swatches on the MUR USA Instagram page. Plus because New-Trals vs Neutrals palette has similar shades to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette that I'm dying to get but is sold out, I thought I'd buy it to create similar looks.

I love the packaging because it has a nice matte finish and a sleek  more expensive look to it. Inside you get a mirror, and a Makeup Revolution 1989 Pro dual ended brush that I think is so much better than a sponge tip applicator that you usually end up losing. You can actually use the brush and if you're like me and have hooded lids you can easily pack on the shadows.

Talking about the actual shadows, they are all very beautiful. I like the mix of peach tones, and very neutral shades that you can use everyday. I also like the fact that the palette has a mix of matte and satin finish shades, and the darker shades can also be used as eyeliner.

The shadows have a smooth texture, and the shades are pretty pigmented. Some of the shades need to be build-up and don't show up as pigmented on your first swatch. I swatched all of the eye shadows with my fingers, but this palette works better with a brush. Also, you really can't get a true feel for the palette if you swatch on your hands since you will find that some shades apply patchy, but applying the shadow on your lids is a different story.

The MUR New-Trals vs Neutrals palette shadows apply so much more pigmented on your lids, and blend beautifully as well. Like with many shadows you will experience some fall-out but I find that it's not as bad where you have to remove all of your face makeup. I do recommend applying foundation last that way you don't have to do double work if that makes sense.

One down side to the MUR New-Trals vs Neutrals palette is the fact that it gets hard pan. I've experienced this before and mostly with affordable palettes. Picture below:

Plus the satin finish red-pinkish shade above is not what I expected it to be. On the Makeup Revolution USA Instagram page the swatches looked more pigmented, and like a matte red shade that looked similar to the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette. Link here. The swatches are a bit deceiving because when I swatched it, it looks more like I mentioned red-pinkish or salmon. Regardless, I still think that it's a pretty shade.

Here are swatches and beauty looks created with the palette:

Overall thoughts:

I'm glad I got my hands on the Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs Neutrals palette. I think the palette is beautiful and perfect to use everyday. The quality is pretty amazing considering the price and I prefer it to some of my other drugstore palettes. I will definitely add more eye shadows from the Makeup Revolution brand to my collection.


The Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs Neutrals palette retails for $10 and is available for purchase on Ulta dot com, and Ulta stores.

What are your thoughts on the Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs Neutrals palette?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Valentia Skin Care: Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer Review

Sent for review via Brand Backer on behalf of Valentia

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer is a light-weight non-greasy moisturizer that hydrates, and brightens your skin with natural ingredients like Kojic Acid that help with reducing the appearance of dark spots, and uneven skin tone.

I've been fortunate to try many products from Valentia's brand. I really like all of them, but I think I found my new favorite moisturizer from their line. The reason I say this is because the Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer is infused with one of my favorite ingredients Kojic Acid. Kojic Acid is a natural brightening agent that's not harsh on the skin and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots, melasma, and even freckles.

Plus the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer has a nice light-weight feel that absorbs into your skin quickly without making your skin feel sticky, or greasy. The Valentia Pure Glow Moisturizer is perfect for anyone that wants a beautiful natural glow and wants to improve the appearance of skin. For those of you like me that have acne, or acne scarring using a moisturizer like Valentia Pure Glow is ideal since it does help even your skin tone, and helps brighten at the same time.

I've been using Valentia Pure Glow for 3 weeks and my skin looks better than it did a month ago. My skin looks brighter, more even, and I don't need to use a ton of makeup to hide my imperfections. My favorite thing to do now since using Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer is to apply the moisturizer to my face, primer, some blush and lipstick and I'm ready to get things done.

Not only does the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer brightens and even skin tone, it also helps reduce the look of fine lines under your eyes, or any where on your face. I noticed the skin under my eyes looks more hydrated since using Valentia Pure Glow, and looks smoother even after I choose to apply concealer or foundation.

Here are the key ingredients inside the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer:

  • Botanical Hyaluronic Acid moisturizes and plumps skin from within.
  • Kojic Acid Controls melanin production and helps prevents dark spots.
  • Ginseng Fights wrinkles, firms collagen, and brightens skin
  • Safflower Oil Protects and repairs skin
  • Shea Butter Nourishes skin
Overall, I really like the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer. It absorbs quickly into the skin, helps brighten, and hydrate my skin making it look more luminous. Plus I don't have to wear a ton of makeup like I use to, unless I want to #beautyaddictproblems

If you're interested in trying out the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer it retails on sale for $25 and is available for purchase on Amazon dot com or Valentia's online store.

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What do you think of Valentia's Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer?

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Profusion: Highlight & Contour Cream Stick Kit

 sent for review via Profusion Insider

The Profusion Highlight & Contour Cream Stick is a kit that features 3 easy to use cream sticks that help highlight, contour, and illuminate your skin.


I'm not one to contour my face everyday, but I think Profusion's new Highlight & Contour cream stick kit has changed my mind. This kit is so easy to use and comes with everything you need to easily highlight, contour, and warm up your skin with 3 creamy sticks. Inside the kit you get a highlighter, contour, bronzer, plus a bonus blender sponge.

The packaging is really nice since you can take all three sticks on the go for easy touch ups or to replace a big/bulky contouring palette. Each stick has a nice creamy consistency that makes it super easy to contour your face. I love that the sticks are basically doing the job for you and you don't have to work hard or be too precise when you apply each creamy stick to your face.

They all blend into the skin seamlessly and there are no harsh lines, or marks left on the areas that you want to define and sculpt.  I have noticed that after I apply the cream sticks they do make my skin feel a bit sticky, but in this case I don't mind it. I like the fact that once I apply a setting powder the product adheres to the skin better making makeup last longer.

I also love the fact that the bonus blender sponge Profusion provides you with is so much better than the sponge in the Correct & Conceal Kit (honest review here) The blender sponge feels so much softer, not too dense, and once you wet it, it easily blends in the cream sticks without absorbing any of the product.

I think that the Profusion Highlight & Contour cream stick kit is perfect for any beginner, or beauty enthusiast that's on a budget and wants to achieve the perfect contour technique without spending too much money.


The quality of the Profusion Highlight & Contour cream stick kit is surprisingly amazing! I love that you can achieve a natural looking highlight and contour that's perfect for everyday. I really like this kit and I'm so glad I got the chance to try it.


The Profusion Highlight & Contour cream stick kit retails for $9.99 and is available for purchase on the Profusion Cosmetics online store.


Do you use any beauty products to highlight and contour your features?

*Sent for review via Profusion Beauty Insider. However, all the opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Saturday, September 17, 2016