NYX Mini Haul + Review

NYX Mini Haul + Review

 

Hello and happy Sunday. Today’s post will be short and sweet, but I just wanted to share with you two products I got from NYX that I’ve been loving and that you might too. Also, I did buy these myself for a change, meaning that no, I didn’t get them in a subscription box or anything. Let’s get started, shall we?

NYX Professional Makeup Hydra Touch Primer 

I was running out of primer, so I bought this one mainly because it’s affordable. This product reminds me of aftershave when it comes to texture and scent, but especially because it does leave that tacky makeup-ready feel on the face that I particularly like in my primer. I got it for $8.39, but I’m sure that if you live in the States and have an Ulta nearby you can manage to get a discount for it.

NYX Professional Makeup HD Studio Photogenic Concealer in Fair

I think this can be a dupe for the Smashbox concealer I recently talked about in an unboxing, and I think this concealer matches my skin tone very well. I would say, though, that this has a yellow undertone and I would prefer a pink one, so that’s something to take into account if plan on repurchasing this. It cost $3.27, which is a stupidly good price for a concealer in my opinion.

In the comments below tell me about your favorite NYX product.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

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Iridescent Love

Iridescent Love

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty

Hello and happy Monday. Today is clearly not the first time I try this look. In fact, it’s been my go-to for months and I don’t know why I love it so much. Basically, it’s a brown halo eye with an iridescent blue or purple on the center. I know what you’re thinking: what an absolute disaster, but this actually works so nicely, it’s become sort of like my staple eye look of the moment. Below are the steps I followed to achieve it.

  1. Primer
  2. Concealer
  3. Foundation
  4. Powder
  5. Eyebrows
  6. Golden brown (crease)
  7. Iridescent blue (center of the lid)
  8. Brown eyeliner (tightline)
  9. Golden brown (lower lash line)
  10. Mascara
  11. Bronzer
  12. Blush
  13. Highlighter
  14. Nude lipstick

What has been your preferred color combination as of lately? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila

July 2018 Ipsy Glambag

July 2018 Ipsy Glambag

DERMAE

Hello and happy Sunday. You know I’m a mess when I post the August Ipsy glambag haul before the July one, right? But at this point I don’t think I’m going to change and straighten up my game, so we’ll just go with the flow. Like last week, what I’m going to do is list each product and link it whenever possible. I will also give you a brief description of it and tell you about the contents of the full size product and its price. Let’s get started, shall we?

Ofra Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Exquisite

I’ve previously talked about singles and I’ve expressed my preference towards palettes because of convenience in terms of price and also practicality. This particular shade is absolutely stunning, especially to use instead of eyeliner. It gives this badass vibe to the look while still keeping it classy. I got a single which weighs 4 g or 0.14 US oz, which is what each eyeshadow weighs normally. It costs $15, though, which I think is straight up stupid and I wouldn’t spend that amount of money on just one tiny shadow pan.

Sundays Nail Polish in No. 45 

I love nail polish as much as I love makeup, but given that I change my nail color every week or so, I’m not a fan of spending a ton of money in these products. The color I got is a cute light blue that I think looks awesome on short nails, but it chips pretty quickly. I got an actual full size bottle in my glam bag, which costs $18. Now, you already know my answer, but would you pay that amount of money for nail polish?

HEMPZ Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon Herbal Body Mosturizer 

Let me start by saying that this thing smells like a cocktail I’d drink (virgin though because straightedge). Seriously, I love the scent of this lotion as well as the feel of it in my skin. I think texture-wise it’s right in the middle between super liquid and thick, and that’s pretty much my preferred texture. I’m not going to say anything about the marijuana leaf in the bottle, okay? Okay. The version I got is 2.25 fl oz or 66 mL. That is the sample size and costs $7.50.  The full size version is 17 fl oz or 500 mL and is $23. Honestly, just comparing quantities and prizes, I would consider getting the full size version.

Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Waterproof Concealer in Light 

Remember that one time I got a Smashbox product in another Glam Bag and I talked trash about it because I hated it? Well, Smashbox sort of redeemed itself with this concealer because it’s been my go-to product for my undereye area since I got it. I honestly love the pink undertone and the texture. I also love that I got a full size version of the product to try on. What I don’t love, sadly, is the fact that it costs $25, which means that I will probably never buy it.

Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl in Purple Rain 

This is a new brand for me and honestly I was pleasantly surprised both by the quality of this eyeliner and the price. It costs $6.99, which I think is a good price for colorful eyeliners because they’re going to last me more than my blacks or browns. I like how this glides on and I’ve been playing with it by adding a pop of color to my looks. I will definitely keep this brand in mind.

Which of these products was your favorite and why? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

Gotta Be Fall Somewhere

Gotta Be Fall Somewhere

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty

Hello and happy Monday. Let me be completely honest right now and tell you it’s the middle of October, and I’m really in the mood for a lowkey Halloween look. I know, I know, and I’m not sorry because let’s face it, there are places in the world where it’s fall and not spring like in the States, so today I’m going to cater to all your earth-toned wants and needs and bring you this black smokey eye and orangey nude lip. Below are the steps I followed to achieve this look.

  1. Primer
  2. Stick contour
  3. Concealer
  4. Foundation
  5. Powder
  6. Eyebrows
  7. Black eyeliner (bottom half of the top lid)
  8. Matte brown (crease)
  9. Shimmery black (eyelid)
  10. Mascara
  11. Bronzer
  12. Blush
  13. Highlighter
  14. Nude lipliner
  15. Orange lip gloss
  16. Matte setting spray

Now, obviously October is one of my favorite months to be really extra and out there with my makeup. Which is yours? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila

Princess Bubblegum on Steroids

Princess Bubblegum on Steroids

Hello and happy Monday. Today I want to share with you my own version of a look Nicole Guerriero called Mauve-y  Goodness. I did the eyes first, and then the rest of the face, so the steps will be divided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EYES:

  1. Mauve (crease)
  2. “Cut” the inner third with concealer
  3. Pearly pink (inner third)
  4. Blend with a clean brush
  5. Mauve + brown (lower lash line)
  6. Mascara

FACE:

  1. Primer
  2. Concealer
  3. Foundation
  4. Eyebrows
  5. Nude (eyebrow highlight)
  6. Bake
  7. Contour
  8. Bronzer
  9. Blush
  10. Highlighter
  11. Matte liquid lipstick

In the comments below, tell me about your favorite makeup product.

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila

 

 

Sample vs. Full Size #7

Sample vs. Full Size #7

Miss Camila (1).pngHello and happy Sunday. Welcome to another episode of “How Cheap Is Camila?” Today I have five products, some from brands that are new to me, and we’ll see if they make the cut. Let’s get started, shall we?

 

GLAMOUR DOLLS X LISA FRANK Bitten & Bronzed Matte Bronzer 

Full size: I got the full size version of the bronzer in my Ipsy glam bag.

Full price: $5.99

Buy? Yes/No? Why? Fuck yes! When I had to look up some brushes on this site for a previous post I was pleasantly surprised with the affordable prices. As I saw who much (how little) this bronzer is, I was once again in awe. I need to check out this brand in depth and get more of their products because I think it’s fantastic that they’re so high-quality and concerned with nice packaging for amazing prices.

MANNA KADAR Cosmetics HD Perfecting Powder 

Full size: I got a sample version of this product. I couldn’t find information of the full size version in the website.

Full price: $29

Buy? Yes/No? Why? Here’s the deal: I don’t currently live in the States, and even though I’m technically a professional makeup artist, I don’t live and breathe makeup, so I don’t always know about the hot brands or products out there. There are possibly many brands that are unknown to me, and that are super hip otherwise, and maybe Manna Kadar is one of those. If that’s the case, then I kind of understand the price, but personally I think new, less recognized brands shouldn’t be that expensive, at least not at first. I clearly wouldn’t pay $29 for a powder from a brand I know, let alone one that is new to me.

BANG BEAUTY Lipgloss in Spice

Full size: I got the full size version of this lipstick in my Ipsy glam bag.

Full price: $18

Buy? Yes/No? Why? I’m seriously disappointed because I was getting mentally prepared for another fuck yes, until I saw the price. I just don’t think a single lipgloss, no matter how absolutely stunning it is, costs nearly $20. It’s a no for me.

TARTE COSMETICS Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush in Feisty

Full size: I got a sample version of the full size product. I couldn’t find information on the weight of the full size version in the website.

Full price: $29

Buy? Yes/No? Why? I have to clarify something and it’s the fact that I couldn’t actually find the product that was sent to me, probably because it was Deluxe meaning limited edition, so the price information is based on the regular blushes. Would I pay nearly $29 for a blush? Hell no!

SOROCI Morning Calming Cream

Full size: I got a sample size version of the original product. I couldn’t find any information of the contents in the website.

Full price: $30

Buy? Yes/No? Why? This is a nice cream, but it’s definitely not nice enough for me to think about spending $30 on it. I’d consider buying it if it were half the price, so let me know if there’s ever a sale.

Which of these products would you get? Let me know in the comment.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

 

Sample vs. Full Size #6

Sample vs. Full Size #6

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Hello and happy Sunday. I’m pretty sure by now you know how I feel about some makeup and beauty brands, and especially their high prices, and today I have five more products to discuss. Let’s get started, shall we?

 

CUTE BALMS Lip Balm in Vanilla 

Full size: I got the full size version of the lip balm in my Ipsy glam bag.

Full price: $5.34

Buy? Yes/No? Why? This is one of those items I’d feel weird buying for myself when I know it’s just lip balm and I could get one that does the job for $1. I would, however, consider getting an assortment of these (even though I think there are only three colors at the moment), and arranging them for a present. I’d give this to a colleague, for instance.

URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion

Full size: I got a mini version of the actual eyeliner pencil.

Full price: $21

Buy? Yes/ No? Why? I’ve already talked about other Urban Decay products in this post series and you know how I feel about the brand: I like it but I hate its prices. I think paying $21 for an eyeliner is absurd, but it’s even more absurd when you’re literally getting a pencil. There’s no technology into the design that maybe justifies the price; it’s just a very expensive pencil.

HEY HONEY Trick and Treat Concealer 

Full size: The sample I got is 8 mL or 0.27 oz; the full size version is 15 mL or 0.5 oz.

Full price: $36

Buy? Yes/No? Why? I still have the sample I got and this is probably my favorite concealer at the moment. It is pretty amazing. That being said, no, I’m not paying $36 for a tube that’s only twice the size of what I have now. I would rather stick to the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, which I swear by and costs a fraction of the Hey Honey one. It’s just not going to happen.

DOUCCE Cosmetics Freematic Highlighter in Solstice 

Full size: I got a sample size version of the highlighter and couldn’t find information on the website regarding the full size weight.

Full price: $14

Buy? Yes/No? Why? Of course, when compared to the crazy prices I’ve seen in this series I feel compelled to yell “fuck yes” at a $14 highlighter. I think that’s a very reasonable price that I’d pay. However I’m not yelling “fuck yes” because I don’t know the actual measurements of this highlighter, so I don’t know if I’m actually getting a nice amount of product for the price I’m paying. It’s a maybe for now.

TARTE Cosmetics Lights Camera Lashes Mascara 

Full size: I got a sample size version, which was 3 mL or 0.1 oz. I couldn’t find information of the full size version on the website.

Full price: $23

Buy? Yes/No? Why? Okay, let me get started by saying that yes, this mascara is expensive. It is not stupidly expensive, in my opinion, but it clearly is overpriced. Would I pay $23 for a mascara? I would, if I thought game-changing. Is this mascara game-changing? Absolutely not. This is a fancy version of the Push-Up collection of the Falsies by Maybelline. It even says in the description for the Tarte one “Push-Up bra for your lashes,” only the Falsies have been around for way longer, are cheaper, and work wonders.

In the comments below, tell me which product you’d buy and why.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila