Thursday, August 9, 2012

Swatch & Review: Wet N Wild Color Icon Blushes

Hello everyone! I want to do more review posts now, so if there's anything in my collection you want a review on, let me know! Here's a link to a video where you can see all my makeup: click here. So without further ado, here is a review on Wet N Wild Color Icon Blushes. 

The packaging on these blushes are very big! The fact that they come with crappy brushes makes the packing so much bigger to make room for it. The brushes are flat angled brushes. They are not soft at all and are just really low quality and not good for applying blush. A beginner using these brushes could cause them to mess up applying these blushes as they are EXTREMELY pigmented.

Pearlescent Pink - Heather Silk
The colors are gorgeous. Pearlescent Pink is a color color with gold shimmer. It's a really pretty color and is so so pigmented. Heather Silk is a purpley toned pink and has shimmer. It's less than the other one, but there is still shimmer there. 

Heather Silk - Pearlescent Pink

You can see how pigmented these blushes are, it's AMAZING for drugstore quality. Heather Silk is a really nice color for fall and winter because of the purple tone. Pearlescent Pink is a fabulous color for spring and summer because it's brighter. Both colors have a lot of fallout, but with a light hand these are perfect. 

What do you think of these blushes?
xoxo, Kendra

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Swatch & Review: Maybelline Baby Lips

Hey everyone! So sorry for the lack of blog posts lately. I've really been working on uploading a lot of Youtube videos! I'm going to kick off August with a S&R post! I'll be reviewing the Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms. They are lip balms, and some of them are tinted. They all have a different smell/flavor and have SPF 20. They also claim to give your lips 8 hours of moisture. 

Grape Vine - Peppermint - Pink Punch
These are what the colors look like, Grape Vine looks like a really dark, intimidating color but it comes off on your lips very sheer and wearable. It's definitely purple, and definitely a fall and winter color. I personally love the smell; it's very atrificial but for some reason I love it! It's really a personal opinion thing because I've heard a lot of people who actually DON'T like the smell. Peppermint is just a clear lip balm.  There is a hint of peppermint in the smell, but it's mostly a sunscreen smell. I really don't like this one for that reason. Pink punch is a really great color except for the fact that it looks really fake. It has a great Barbie pink color payoff and smells again, like artificial pink punch.

Grape Vine - Peppermint - Pink Punch
I really like the packing on these. Maybelline always has great colorful packing to catch a shoppers eye. Each one has a different color combo for the packaging. I like that they are the kind with a giant lid like a lipstick. It makes them feel like much more than a lip balm. 

Grape Vine - Peppermint - Pink Punch
Here they are all swatched. Grape Vine is very sheer (left) making it a perfect wearable fall color. Peppermint of course is just clear, perfect for the people who go very natural with their makeup. Pink punch is the most pigmented and probably least wearable even though it is pink. It comes off on my lips with a lilac undertone and I think it's a great spring and summer color. 

Overall, I love these as lip colors but not as lip balms. I don't agree with Maybelline that they give 8 hours of moisture, they wear off very quickly and slide off your lips easily. They are about $4.00 at Ulta and Walgreens, and I think that is a good price if you pick a good color. I recommend both of the colored ones but not Peppermint. There are also more colors available that I do not own, there's another clear one, a red one, and a somewhat nude one. 

What do you think of these balms? Which one is your favorite?
xoxo, Kendra

Friday, July 20, 2012


OMG. Ahh I'm so excited I FINALLY got the Urban Decay Naked Palette! The original, not Naked 2.  So This post is going to be on my first impression! :)

The reason I chose the original over Naked 2 is mostly because of the packaging, honestly. I'm a sucker for packaging. It also includes more of their famous colors and since I've never had UD products, this was the best choice. It also included a mini Primer Potion which I was dying to try!

 The packaging is so nice, simple, and sleek. I love that it's velvety and closes magnetically. I don't like that the mirror is smaller than Naked 2, but I'll deal obviously. I also love the brush that comes with it because it's really dense and good for packing on color.

Virgin - Sin - Naked - Sidecar - Buck - Half Baked

Smog - Darkhorse - Toasted - Hustle - Creep - Gunmetal 

Half Baked - Buck - Sidecar - Naked - Sin - Virgin
Half baked is a really great shimmery gold that I am absolutely in love with! Buck is another one of my favorites because it's a nice medium matte brown. Sidecar is a great lid color that's glittery, I wore it already and there's a lot of fallout with the glitter. Naked is a skin tone matte color, that is either not pigmented at all, or perfect for my skin tone, because I can't see it. So that is one thing I don't like, that I can't see it. Sin is another gorgeous lid color but it could also work as a shimmery highlight. Virgin is a beautiful highlight color! For such a light shade, it's extremely pigmented and great for highlighting. 

Gunmetal - Creep - Hustle - Toasted - Darkhorse - Smog
Gunmetal is a really dark, smokey bluey-silver color with shimmer. Creep is another dark smokey and shimmery gray color. Hustle is a really nice shimmery brown perfect for a dark look or for crease colors. Toasted is a pinky champagne color again, a perfect crease color. Darkhorse is very very dark! Great for smokey looks and night looks. Last, is smog. It's a really nice everyday crease color.

So now some naked tutorials will be up on my channel soon! Comment down below a look i should create or colors I should use!
xoxo, Kendra

Thursday, July 5, 2012

40 Beauty Questions TAG

Hi everyone! I saw Kristee, or StrawberryElectric48 do this tag and decided to do it myself! :)

1.How many times do you wash your face daily?
1.5, I really wash it at night, but just rinse in the morning
2. What skin type do you have?
Oilyyy :(
3. What is your current facial wash?
Not sure if this counts, but Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion
4. Do you exfoliate?
I used to and I need to go buy a new one
5. What brand do you use?
Most of my skincare products are Clinique, but I have Queen Helene and Neutrogena products as well
6. What moisturizer do you use?
I don't use moisturizer much in the summer
7. Do you have freckles?
Yes! In the summer I get a lot and I actually like them!
8. Do you use eye cream?
Sometimes, I use Clinique Daily Eye Benefits Eye Cream
9. Do you have acne prone skin?
10. Do you use pro-active

11. What foundation do you use?
12. How about concealer?
Covergirl SmoothStick in fair
13. Do you know your undertone color?
I think warm, but I'm not sure!
14. What do you think of fake eyelashes?
They're pretty but I've never tried them 
15. Did you know that you're supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, but I don't follow that rule at all... 
16. What brand of mascara do you use? 
Right now, Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
17. Sephora or MAC?
Sephora because it has a bigger selection of products
18. Do you have a MAC pro card?
19. What makeup tools do you use in application?
20. Do you use eyeshadow primer?
21. Face primer?
22. What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I love really shimmery golds, I have one in a Clinique quad but I don't know the name. 
23. Do you use pencil or liquid liner?
Usually pencil
24. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Not often! But a lot with mascara
25. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
They're too messy for me!
26. Do you use mineral makeup?
27. What is your favorite lipstick?
Revlon lip butter in sugar frosting
28. How about lip gloss?
Essence XXXL shine gloss in Wanted
29. What is your favorite blush to use?
Right now it's my NYX cream blush in Glow
30. Do you buy makeup on eBay?
nooo wayy
31. Do you like drugstore makeup?
I love it!
32. Do you go to CCOs?
There's one near me but I've never been there!!
33. Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?
34. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Hehe, depends on the day
35. Name a makeup crime you hate
A girl at my school wears so much eyeliner and a bad job of red lipstick every single day. I can't stand it
36. Do you like colorful shades of makeup or neutral?
For eyes I like neutral but for lips I like bright colors
37. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes, I do it all the time
38. Do you think you look good without and makeup on?
I look decent, haha!
39. In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
Brand? I really only use drugstore and I love Maybelline products!

50. What do you think of makeup? 
It is just lovely!!

I tag YOU
xoxo, Kendra

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Many Uses of Glitter: 4th of July Makeup

For easy 4th of July makeup all you need is some glitter! You can use red, white, or blue! I used NYX glitter in blue and applied it as eyeliner. I also sprinkled some in my hair, sticking it on by spraying my hair with hairspray first! You can also apply this to your lips on top of a clear gloss, all over the lid, on your nails by using a clear polish, and much more! 

Where do you wear the glitter?
Happy fourth, Kendra