Hello Waffle Visage: January 2016

It’s been a while since I got my Visage and immediately wanted to play with it. This month’s subscription came in a little late and as a sorry, Christine threw in an extra from one of the newly released collections (either Wu Xing or the My Lips But…). Cinderella was this month’s theme with Uponaworld Cosmetics as the guest.

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Another big thing that was included in this month’s Visage was the reveal of Hello Waffle’s glitter adhesive – Enchantment. I’ve been getting some slight dermatitis on my eyelid every time I pull out Darling Girl’s Glitter Glue, so I was really interested in seeing how this holds up. Continue reading

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ACWELL 7-Day Sleeping Pack: Wrinkle & Whitening and Soft Soothing

When Memebox sent me three of the Acwell 7-Day Sleeping Packs, I was excited because I haven’t heard of this brand before. I don’t use sleeping packs all that often – I feel like sheet masks and all the snail that I use take care of the dryness that I might come across. However, I finally skipped a few days of sheet masking, and was able to to try these out.

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I’m only talking about two of the three that I was sent since I need a little more time to test out the wash off pack but I wanted to talk about these other two.

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FotD: MAC Lipstick in Gunner

I changed my hair! I’ve been wanting to do a dark reddish purple for a long while, and I finally went through with it. It’s a little hard to tell how much purple is in my hair in this lighting, but somehow it’s still (mostly) work appropriate! Depending on how the next two weeks go – in terms of reactions at work – this will probably be my go-to color for the time being. Anyways – the thing to do when debuting purple hair is to pair it with purple lipstick, so I decided to go for a goth-y dark lip today with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pencil in Tarred and MAC lipstick in Gunner. I’ve had Gunner since it was released but couldn’t find a reason to wear it.

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It also gave me a reason to pull out the Tarte Energy Clay Noir palette. I used Stone Unturned, Charged Up, and Dark Drive for the shadow, and then mixed Power Plum with Inglot’s Duraline for liner. For blush, I used MAC’s Extra Dimension Blush in At Dusk and I highlighted with MAC’s Beauty Powder in Pearl Blossom.

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Welcome to 2016, Jamie!

Holy cow, it’s been forever! I’ve been swamped at work, along with a lot of personal things going on – I got married, for example! – which means the blog has been super neglected. I’ve been posting quite a bit on my Instagram, which I think I’m turning into a lip swatch library. I might post a few of the same photos over here, especially since I’ve got a few things that I haven’t talked about such as the Life’s Entropy Lip Theories and some of the Darling Girl lip things I’ve gotten to try out.

So as I always wind up saying, I’m coming back for 2016. Hopefully I’ll find my passion for reviewing things again. The two month break has helped me figure out a few things as to what I want and what I’m going to try to accomplish with my makeup collection.

First things first – I’m not going to be reviewing any brand new products as a priority. Sure, some things might wind up in my collection, but I really want to focus on the products I have and how much I like or dislike them. I want to get my collection down quite a bit, which means wearing things and figuring out if they’re for me. First up is my lip product collection, which is why my Instagram is filled with swatches. I want to find actual dupes in my collection, not those oh well it’s kind of close.

I put myself on a makeup budget of $50 each month. While I’m going to do my best to NOT spend it, I’m also not going to get mad at myself if I’m having just that kind of day and need a little bit of stress shopping. If I go over my $50, then it’ll get deducted from the next month.

SHEET MASKS are officially off the purchasing menu. That does not include my Mask Genie subscription because I do really like exploring new masks through it. I re-did my inventory on Saturday, and I have 119 masks. I’ve since done 3, so I’m down to 116. I want to get through 80 of them by April. I’m mostly focusing on the ones that either expire in 2016 or have no expiration date. Anything without an expiration date will be used by April 2016.

I’ve become a mascara, brows, blush, and lipstick kind of girl lately, and I want to get back into eyeshadows. I love love love my duochromes, so it’s about time they get dusted off. I mean, I finally tried out my Howl Cosmetics shadows this past Christmas after ordering them in the summer for the Summer release.

So with that, I’m hoping to get my blog back up and running.

Happy 2016! Do you have any goals for yourself this year?

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FotD: Darling Girl Pucker Paint in Flower People and Femme Fatale Illusions

I’ve never been shy about announcing my love for Darling Girl Cosmetics’ lip products (in particular, the balm glosses), but I haven’t really talked about the Pucker Paints. I have three normal ones and two sparkle-matics. Sometimes I think it’s a little difficult to get the right color when ordering from Darling Girl if you just depend on the swatches – reading the actual description is key to getting shades you like. Also – Femme Fatale’s shadow in Illusions? Officially in my Top 5 from them.

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Eyes:

NARS ProPrime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
MAC Brule and Yogurt
Femme Fatale Cosmetics Illusions and Legion
Heroine Make Long & Curl Waterproof Mascara

Face:

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder in Translucent
Guerlian Meteorites Balls
Blackbird Cosmetics Blush in Briar Rose
Hello Waffle Cosmetics Highlighter in Wings of a Fly

Lips:

Darling Girl Cosmetics Pucker Paint in Flower People

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Fyrinnae Lipsticks in Purr and Witchcraft

Fyrinnae released their lipsticks a while back and I finally got around to picking two up when they had their Halloween release. Since I’ve been lemming after Wizardry, I decided to pick up Witchcraft which is supposed to be a lipstick kind of counterpart to it. I also picked up Purr, a mauve-y shade I know will get a lot of wear.

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As is typical with Fyrinnae, I got my order within two weeks of ordering. I was really excited to see Fyrinnae’s release of lipstick because they come in the standard lipstick bullets. Most of the times I’ve seen lipsticks from indie brands, they’ve been in slimlines or chapstick tubes (except for full sizes from Howl Cosmetics, Life’s Entropy Cosmetics, and Limnit Lipsticks). I much prefer lipstick bullets, so I was itching to buy these for a few weeks before I finally did.

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FotD: An Ode to the Most Awesome Femme Fatale Wayward Prince

 

Okay, this isn’t actually going to be an ode in the song/poem sense of the word. But I haven’t touched Femme Fatale’s The Wayward Prince since I wore it last and fell in love, so when I saw it in my palette this week I had to use it. I used it without a glitter adhesive this time, and it’s still just as awesome. The copper shift isn’t as intense without a glitter glue, but the copper still shines through. Also, a tiny bit of glow in the inner corner was calling my name.

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Eyes:

NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
MAC Shadows in Brule and Yogurt
Femme Fatale Cosmetics shadows in Perspecto-Illusion, The Wayward Prince, and Tiny Manticore
Givenchy Magic Kohl Liner in Coffee
Heroine Make Long & Curl Waterproof Mascara

Face:

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Translucent Powder
Rouge Bunny Rouge Second Skin Blush in Delicata
Guerlain Meteorites Balls

Lips:

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Liner in Lydia
Fyrinnae Lipstick in Witchcraft

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Ciracle Pore Control Blackhead Off Sheet

I’ve pretty much sworn off of using nose pore strips since they would always irritate the side of my nose. I haven’t used one in at least four years, and every time one comes in a subscription it gets placed in the back of my sheet mask pile. When Memebox sent me the Pore Control Blackhead Off Sheets from Ciracle, I was a little hesitant upon reading I was going to get it because I thought it would be another one of those nose strips. I started looking into it, and it turns out these are not at all what I thought they would be.

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The packaging is a circular jar with circular pads soaked in essence, and tweezers to pull out the pads with. I like having the tweezers since the ones I have for my brows are always misplaced. The pads are thin, pretty similar to what I’ve experienced with Ciracle’s cotton sheet masks.

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FotD: Memebox I’m Lipstick in MT008 Aflame Plum

I posted on my Instagram about a Memebox haul, and one of the things I picked up was their newly released I’m Lipstick line. I picked up two shades – MT007 (Monica) and MT008 (Aflame Plum). I was wearing Monica in the last FotD, and Aflame Plum in this one. I actually quite like the lipsticks, they’re really creamy. They don’t drag or feather, or even dry out your lips, though they do transfer to whatever drink you might be drinking. There’s a claim that they’re long wearing – I was able to easily get 8 hours of wear out of it while drinking all day. I had soup for lunch so it might not hold up as well when you’re eating something different. I’m still really digging the I’m Eyebrow Pencil as well – I think I’ll be putting together a post comparing it with some of the other eyebrow things I have so you can get an idea of colors across brands.

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Eyes:

NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
MAC Eyeshadow in Brule
Inglot Eyeshadow in
Femme Fatale Eyeshadows in Secret Shiny, Mystic Conjurer, and Watery Grave
Givenchy Magic Kohl Liner in Coffee
Inglot Duraline mixed with Femme Fatale’s Light of Charn
Memebox I’m Mascara in Long & Curl
Memebox I’m Eyebrow Pencil in Deep Brown

Face:

Guerlain L’Or Pure Radiance Face Primer
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Mont Blanc and Gobi
Tarte Colored Clay CC Under Eye Corrector in Light-Medium
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
Guerlain Meteorites Balls
Guerlain Terracotta Light Bronzer in 04 Sun Blondes
Hello Waffle Highlighter in Wings of a Fly
Blackbird Cosmetics Blush in Briar Rose

Lips:

Memebox I’m Lipstick #MT008 (Aflame Plum)

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FotD: Femme Fatale’s Crystal Guardian, Emerald Dream, and Ancient Traitor

I think I’m going to start doing some face of the day posts on here because I really do miss updating my blog but I haven’t been able to lately due to all the things going on around here. Work has been busy, I’ve started getting back into running, and I’m trying to cook a bit more than I usually do. With all that, it’s 8:30 before I have any time to sit down, and I just want to start getting ready for bed at that point. Unfortunately I don’t think these posts will have much in the way of talking about the products. Hopefully I’ll find some time to do real posts on all of the products as well.

On another note – I think I finally figured out the right ratio of NARS foundations. I’m at 3 pumps of Mont Blanc and a half pump of Gobi. I think that gets a decent match for me!

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Eyes:

NARS Pro Smudgeproof Eye Shadow Base
Femme Fatale Crystal Guardian, Emerald Dream, and Ancient Traitor
Inglot Eye Shadow in 337
MAC Eye Shadow Brule
Inglot Gel Liner in 77 (Black)
Memebox I’m Mascara Long and Curl
Memebox I’m Eyebrow Pencil in Deep Brown

Face:

Guerlain L’Or Pure Radiance Face Primer
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Mont Blanc and Gobi
Tarte Colored Clay CC Under Eye Corrector in Light-Medium
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
Guerlain Meteorites Balls
Guerlain Terracotta Light Bronzer in 04 Sun Blondes
Hello Waffle Highlighter in Wings of a Fly
Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupte in 01

Lips:

Memebox I’m Lipstick in MT007 Monica

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