Saturday, May 30, 2015

Nars Deep Throat blush swatches

Price $30usd
Review of product on my YouTube channel: Roannavm

With flash
With flash

Overall I love this blush. 

Pros: Wear time is amazing. Applies well, very smooth and pigmented. Product finely milled. Even though it's only 4grams little goes a long way, perfect for tan complexion but can work for all skin tones

Cons: pricey for average makeup lover/addict, packaging gets dirty easy


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

L.A. Girl Matte flat finish pigment gloss in Timeless

Quite tired today... Running on 4 hours sleep used L.A. Girl Matte flat finish pigment gloss in Timeless and I thought I'll share with you. Excuse the tired eyes and face. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish pigment glosses

L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish pigment glosses:
Dreamy (nude)
Iconic (pink)
Timeless (rose pink)
Stunner (purple)
Bought from

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Thanks StyleHaul and Laura Geller

Thanks to Style Haul for the opportunity to review these Laura Geller products. And thanks to Laura Geller for working along with StyleHaul giving their members this opportunity. 

Review soon to come!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

I can't put it on my face so ...

The plight of the sick!! At home sick, want to wear makeup but yet still I don't have the energy to put it on ... So what do I do??? I put makeup on my hand lol. I got new goodies all of April but was too busy to open them. Two weeks ago I opened them but did not get to play... Well tonight I was at play. Felt like a kid in a candy store... It was my candy store!!! 
Let me know if to do a blog haul post if not look out for reviews!! 
Here's to some fun tonight!!! 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Elf blush and bronzer duo in Fiji

Elf blush and bronzer duo in Fiji 

Paid $3usd at

I own the other three duos in this collection. This is the first matte duo. I wanted it immediately. 

Pigmentation: if you are fair/light this duo will be really pigmented for you. For light use apply with a stipple brush or a very fluffy brush. Medium/tan skin tones this duo can work for everyday use. Applying with a dense blush brush is best suited e.g. Elf angled blush brush. The contour may be a bit light and you will need to build on the application but still great for everyday wear. Golden olive to dark skin tones will not appreciate this duo. The colors will not be flattering. 
I found mixing bronzer and blush together and applying as a blush on my cheeks proved a very unique color. 
Applies a bit patching on initial use. The more you use this product the patchy application goes. A bit powdery and chalky. Both appear to be warm toned. 

Wear: I noticed after about 3 hours active wear my blush would fade a bit. After 5-6 hours I would have to reapply blush and bronzer.  If  I'm not that active and I am just in my office I get a full days wear will see fade later in the evening more like 6-8 hours wear. 

Packaging: sleek easy to open, great size and mirror

Very inexpensive and great for those on a budget. It is in its true sense matte and I love that. I noticed after about 10 applications that I saw white balls of product in both blush and bronzer. 

Would give this product a 4/5. 

Without flash

With flash 

Without flash 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

City Color Contour Effects palette

City Color Contour Effects palette

I am not sure if to call this a palette but I guess one can. It's more or less a trio that contains a contour, a bronzer and a highlighter. 




The bronze color is close to my complexion. But they are smooth and soft. I am impressed from just swatching. I will have to use and share my review in the future. 
Here's a swatch on my hand. For reference I'm a Mac nc42/43

Monday, May 4, 2015

Close up pics and swatches of the Lorac Mega Pro dupe from Allibaba

Close up pics and swatches of the Lorac Mega Pro dupe from Allibaba

Here are close up pictures. A detailed review will be placed on my YouTube channel "Roannavm"

Close up in quads

Swatched without primer and base

So far I'm actually wow'ed!! Can't wait to use with primer and base to make these colors pop!!! 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Lorac Mega Pro Dupe from Allibaba

I was in search of the real Lorac mega pro I was unable to get it when it came out. Having the Lorac pro and unzipped dupes I realise that the quality was not much different from the real ones. So after hunting down the mega pro palette I saw a couple bring sold around $80usd new and $60usd used. But it's hard to know orbits the real palette as so many have been sold the dupes instead of the real ones. I paid $15usd for my dupe palette. Haven't swatched yet but will post a review with swatches here soon. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

eBay flat contour brush - #163

eBay flat contour brush - #163
Purchased this on eBay for $3.49
I saw a grwm and the youtuber used this brush. I was so intrigued with it. I have always wanted the Nars Ita brush but it's so expensive. I saw the one from elf cosmetics and was about to buy it before seeing this one. Haves used a couple times. I will definitely be doing a review. Look out for that soon!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

W7 In the Buff: Lightly Toasted and In the Night

Saw a tutorial done using the W7 In the buff and I was intrigued. Searching eBay and Amazon I realise that it's really inexpensive. I can't wait to try!
Pics of the shadows and swatches soon to come!