Valentine’s Day Look- Using Kiko and Kylie CosmeticsĀ 

Hey guys I’m here again to continue with my Valentine’s Day makeup theme posts. I am so anxious waiting on my Valentine’s makeup orders to arrive. I cannot wait to swatch all those beautiful goodies with you all! They got me good this year. So far, no regrets. So while I await my coveted goodies, I decided to swatch some of past Valentine’s Day makeup goodies. I am going to swatch the Kiko Cosmetics Valentine’s collection from last year called Endless Love. I wasn’t going to do a full face but I ran into the Wet n Wild foundation at Rite Aid. Decided to test it out. So full face here we are. So I will start with Kiko and then breakdown the rest of my Valentine’s Day makeup goodies. 


Kiko Endless Love 

Love Elixir:



Love Elixir is described as a face powder with three shades. The top shade is a bronzer, the middle is a bright pink, and the last shade is a peachy pink. I only used the middle shade. I used the little brush it came with, not expecting much from it. But I actually really liked the brush and being it so small, it only got the section of color that you wanted. This was also really hard to get my hands on last year. It was sold out in stores and online. You really got to constantly check the website for it because it can be in stock one minute and sold out the next. The packaging killed me. Literally the cutest thing ever. 

Endless Love Lipstick 


05:



I really like the color. It’s like a berry wine. My hugest pet peeve with Kiko is that they will have the names on the website and sometimes the box, but never on the actual product. They need to start putting the names of the lipsticks. It’s not fun to say I have this lipstick in shade 05. The lipstick is really creamy, I almost forget how regular lipstick feels. 

06 lipstick and liner:



06 lipstick is like a muted raspberry with a gold shift. The sheen of gold was extremely hard to capture and it’s so beautiful. Hopefully you can kinda see what I mean in the last picture. It looks so pretty in the light. Love the lipliner as well. I hope this year I can get my hands on the new ones. They’re all sold out right now. Just happy get my hands on some of the collection. 

Blushing Hearts in Bursting With Love- $8.96:



I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts in Bursting With Love is a triple baked blush. This is definitely a play on the Too Faced Sweethearts blush. But I like these better. The colors a bit too shiny and ashy, so I like them for a highlighter. I mostly used the top shade but I swirled my brush around on all the shades. 


For this look I used the Kylie’s Diary palette. Full review of it on the previous post. For this eye look I used Be Mine in the crease to start off with. Then I put Love Potion on top. I put a little of Heart Eyes on the corner and then all over the lid. Then I put Sweet Like Candy on top dry, and then wet. This really made that amazing rose gold pop. Then I put Heart Breaker as an inner corner highlight. Really loving this palette. No regrets. 

Now a short review on some products I’ve been trying. I found the new Wet n Wild Photo Focus foundation in Golden Beige. It’s so sad how this is the darkest color and I live in the hood. Like this is next to a Western Beef, where are the other shades?? This was almost a match not quite. The yellow undertone they got but the shade itself is a bit off. I had to mix it with the NYX foundation mixer in warmth. It looked better with that mixed in. So I definitely have to venture out to my other Walgreens and look for more shades. And I’m not sure if it’s the amount of powder I put on top, it looks very powdery and cakey. I don’t know, we shall see, got to play around with it. I have no other problems with it other than with powder on top, everything is so visible. 

I’ve also been using the Makeup Revolution Banana Powder. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. I’m so used to my Sacha Buttercup. I realized I can’t let it bake too long because it becomes very cakey and powdery. It just clings to the skin. You have to really dust it off well. So this is another product I’m on the fence with right now. Got to play with it and see how it ticks. 

I hope you guys liked this mini swatch and review post. I just happened to pick up the foundation today and wanted to try it out. And I really wanted to swatch last years Valentine collection from Kiko. 

As always thank you so much for reading all this. Stay purple. 

Kylie’s Diary

I am back again continuing on with my Valentine’s Day themed makeup posts. Today I’m here to swatch Kylie’s latest release, Kylie’s Diary. The makeup palette contains 9 eyeshadows and 2 blushes. I wanted the Head Over Heels lip kit but of course it was sold out. I really was debating on buying this, you don’t know how much. First of all, not a Kylie fan. Only because you famous for who? For what? It’s just not for me. Khloe was my favorite and I can’t even deal with her anymore. But she keeps trying to reel me in, especially with the holiday palette. And she finally caught me. This Valentine’s Day collection was so friggin cute. And I figured if I can divorce myself from Jeffree and love the makeup, then I could with Kylie too. Now that doesn’t mean I’ll be on her like that, I mean I have most of those lip colors. I know Colour Pop is a great dupe for them, they’re both under the same cooperation. But if something catches my fancy I’ll try and buy it. But even if I do want to buy something from her, it’s like the hunger games getting anything from her site. I was surprised the Diary was still in stock when I was able to get to it. I figured it was a sign I should get it. And at $54, it really didn’t help make it an easy decision. Thank god shipping is free over $40. I couldn’t have done it otherwise. 

So I have some swatches for you and a makeup look. I figured I’d give it a full on go and see how the shadows really work. I wanted to be able to give my full opinion all around. 

Now let’s see what’s Kylie keeping in her diary. 



The Kyshadows: 

Bae:

Bae is an icy periwinkle. This shade is very light. I figured this would make a good highlight. 

Heart Breaker:


Heart Breaker is a pearlized shimmering baby pink. 

Make Me Blush:


Make Me Blush is a metallic sparkly lavender. 

Sweet Like Candy:


Sweet Like Candy is a bright metallic rose gold. This color is absolutely gorgeous. That gold shift is so crazy. This is one of the prettiest rose golds I’ve ever seen. 

Love Potion:


Love Potion is a satin hot pink. I don’t like pink too much but I cannot wait to have this in my crease. I can’t wait to do a look with this. 

Be Mine:


Be Mine is a matte soft coral. 

Heart Eyes:


Heart Eyes is a matte deepened magenta. 

Romance:


Romance is a metallic golden burgundy. 

Loves Me Not:


Loves Me Not is a matte plum grey. I love taupey colors, and this is her cool older cousin. You don’t know how much I love this color. 

The Blushes

First Date:


First Date is a subdued tangerine. 

Virginity:


Virginity is a vibrant warm pink. 

Overall, I really do like this palette. More than I thought I would. The packaging alone is what got me. It’s absolutely gorgeous, a diary with sparkly red trim. I had a million diaries so it spoke to my 8 year old self. It had a mirror, you know how I am with mirrors. But what also really got me were the shadows. The shades are pretty different and vary especially for Valentine’s Day looks. I also was intrigued by the blushes. I love blushes a lot, but I was probably most disappointed by. As you can see from the swatches, they aren’t very pigmented. I didn’t expect anything from First Date since it’s a light peachy shade. That doesn’t really show up on my yellow undertone. But Virginity I was expecting more from. Especially because of the name, I like anything named after my currant sexual status. Now I’ll show these babies in action. 





I am so in love with this look. My non existent boyfriend is missing out. Too bad for you boys. Ya could’ve had alla this seated across for you at a lovely dinner. Forget y’all. So maybe I am a lil anti Valentine’s lol. 

Anyway, I started off with Love Me Not in the crease. The name of this shade describes my whole life and the color matches it perfectly. Like yaaaassss. I built it up a lot and it such a beautiful cool toned purple. Then I put Heart Eyes in the crease, in a v, to deepen it up and add some dimension. Then I put Make Me Blush on the lid. This color is so beautiful. I put it on dry and then wet to make the color pop. It came out so gorgeous. I didn’t even want to put a wing and ruin my beautiful work. Then I put Bae as a highlight on the eye and inner corner. I think this shade is a bit hard to blend out. It came out a bit patchy. And I used it in my face as a highlighter. It’s so light that it really works out nicely. I used Virginity blush. I had to really build it up and get my brush in there to get some color on my cheeks. 

Overall, I think these babies are really great to work with. They are velvety smooth and all the shades are gorgeous. The shadows are very pigmented but they need to work on the blushes. I’m not sure if they wanted them to be muted but it doesn’t work for my skin tone. 



Thank you guys so much for reading. Any questions at all, feel free to ask. Stay purple.