Thursday, March 31, 2016

Epic Fail Series: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Havana & Moscow

I'm bringing this series back from the DEAD! 

I have a few pinks and deep reds in the matte creams and they are nothing short of fantastic. When I passed theses at Ulta I knew they were a MUST.

 Major fail!!!! Both give horrible coverage and require a lip liner, and even then I wasn't happy with outcome. (see photos below). Sorry NYX, I basically love everything you put out but not this time...

Friday, March 18, 2016

Peony Shadow Trio - Swatch and FOTD

Peony's shadow trio is one of the things I got in the monthly bags from Ipsy. Below are my swatches and just a basic wearable for work or cocktails with friends. I call it a winner! Not  much else to say cause I'm about to rush out the door...

Monday, March 14, 2016

NOTD: Morgan Taylor in Best Ball Gown Ever

So, I've had this Cinderella line since last year and I ADORE it.  This color was very difficult to photograph in the light. Tricky, tricky...but I think you can gather just how beautiful the colors are.

Brand: Morgan Taylor 

Name: Best Ball Gown Ever 

Collection: Cinderella

Color: frosted blue with metalic tints

Texture: cream and shimmer

Coats: 3 

Retail $: $8 

Rating: A 

RetroUrbanRainbow Cinderella? you'll need this to pair up!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Ipsy February's Bag 2016 Review

So I've done Ipsy for 6 months now. If your not familiar with Ipsy then your probably not into beauty products or you live in a cave. Ipsy is this fantastic program where you answer a questionnaire on your skin and hair, and get matched small sized products sent to you once a month. For $10 a month you get your own "Glam Bag" matched to you beauty preferences, free shipping and each month has a different bag (which is great to use as a clutch) that has 5 products in it. They aren't full size products, but they aren't trial sized either.  Some products I've gotten are eyeliners, primer, makeup brushes, lipstick, moisturizer and hair care. Very rarely is there an item that I don't like. I have even gotten my friends and family to sign up!

If you interested in signing up, use this link below!

Perfect Formula's Pink Gel Coat
Pros: dries quickly and big brush tip for coverage
Cons: didn't notice any nail strengthening or brightening. also makes nail polish gummy

Smashbox's Studio Finish Primer Oil
Pros: spreads thoroughly, leaves skin soft and luminous
Cons: mini bottle has big opening and can spill fast if your not careful

Jersey Shore Spa's Anti Aging Lip and Hand Polish
Pros: leaves hands and lips soooo soft!
Cons: the vanilla scent is sickly sweet

Carrot and Rose's Hydrating Cream
Pros: Vegan/GMO free, works on face - leaving it soft with my dry skin
Cons: none

Naked Cosmetics' Mica Pigment in Sierra Nevada
Pros: deep in color 
Cons: none, Naked is one of my favorite companies!

Feb 2016 bag 

back of the bag

without gel coat

with gel coat

Monday, March 7, 2016

NOTD: China Glaze in Are You Jelly?

Brand: China Glaze

Name: Are You Jelly? 

Collection: 2013 Sunsational 

Color: medium purple

Texture: jelly base

Coats: 2 

Retail $: $8 

Rating: C 

RetroUrbanRainbow says.... I was so excited about getting the jellies finally 3 years later, but it was very patchy and opaque. And getting good the photos to come out accurate it was a FAIL!

1 coat