Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Melt Cosmetics: Dark Room and 6Six6

Ultra-matte. Bold. Radioactive. I've been wanting Melt Cosmetics since the beginning of this year, I believe. I finally bought some recently. What made me finally try them is Dark Room. a new limited edition shade that was named after one of the owners: Lora Arellano's relationship with her husband. I knew I had to have it. It's a beautiful plum.

6six6 is everyone's favorite red for fall. Deep and sultry, it's their most popular shade. Unfortunately, both colors are sold out. I do recommend buying their other shades, they're fantastic.

They do have a drier formula, so they don't glide easily, but I don't have a problem with it. I love matte lipsticks and these are definitely that.

Lime Crime Velvetine: Utopia

Utopia is supposed to be a universal pink for all skintones. It is a very flattering shade, long lasting and of course a gorgeous matte finish. There's not much to really say about Velvetines. They're a cult classic and I have two more coming in the mail soon. Do you alluring beauties love velvetines?

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte 2014

These are my first ever Tom Ford lipsticks, and I am so impressed. These feel like butter going on your lips. Easily, the creamiest, most luxurious lipsticks I own. Very much worth the price tag. I have heard that they smudge. I honestly, did not wear these long enough to see if they smudged. So, I have no comment on that, but the pigmentation and the formula are of the highest quality. 

I purchased Pussycat: It's kind of a baby pink but it has more of a natural undertone. It looks a little darker in real life than it does in the photo. 

Black Dahlia: this does show any dry spots you have on your lips, so you should exfoliate a little. It's a gorgeous berry.

MAC Heirloom Mix Collection

My picks from the MAC holiday collection 2014: Heirloom Mix. This collection is huge, there's the main collection and then they have a lot of different keepsakes: brush kits, face kits, lip and eye bags, hanging travel bags, glitter and pigment kits, and objects of affection mini kits. A lot of items are still in stock, I suggest hopping over to MAC to see what goodies you can score.

Heirloom Mix Pressed Pigments: "An intensely creamy highlighter offering extreme pearlescence and versatility of finish. Apply dry for a high shine, or on damp skin for a dramatic wet look. Provides eye-catching sheer-to-moderate buildable coverage and natural dimension finish. Pressed Pigment is delicate. Please handle with care. Encased in limited-edition black packaging flecked with silver sparkles."

Enchantment: Violet with blue violet sparkles. On my skintone, Enchantment looks like a navy-grey with silver sparkles. 
Noblesse Oblige: Frosty wood. Like Enchantment, Noblesse Oblige does not show up like the description. It looks like a metallic taupe on me. 

They are both gorgeous colors, just not what I was expecting. 

MAC Keepsakes: Viva Glamorous. There were two keepsakes, the first one is the one I purchased and it comes with both of Rihanna's Viva Glam lipsticks in a cute red makeup bag. This is unfortunately sold out but you can still get the first six Viva Glams in a palette. They have never done that before and I think it's a fantastic gift for someone during the holidays.

Viva Glam Rihanna 1:  Frosty blue-red.
Viva Glam Rihanna 2: Cool mauve with red frost.

I know, I know, more lipsticks. But I am addicted and sorry not sorry. I got all of the lipsticks they offered except for Rebel which is a permanent color that I already own. 

No Faux Pas: (my favorite of course) Hot Pink (matte)
Sparks of Romance: True Red (matte frost)
Salon Rouge: Clean Berry Red (matte)
Tribalist: Deep Purple Berry (amplified)

Did you all pick up anything from Heirloom Mix?