Review: Rimmel Matte Mousse Foundation

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As you can tell, I am reviewing the Stay Matte Rimmel Mousse foundation in Ivory. I think the color is a good match but there was too many cons. I wanted to give it a full week review but after the second day I just couldn’t go out in public with it on. First day results above and the second day’s below.

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I decided after the zit was gone and I had exfoliate several times in the last two weeks and have been having great results with (I hate to dare say it) a possible Holy Grail Foundation. I decided I wanted to give this one more try and right from the beginning I was not happy. First picture is just my eyes done and the foundation. I have moisturized and primed beforehand. My priming included Benefit’s Porefessional.

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End of day… not as horrible in this picture as it was (to me in real life) My nose area was gone in most places BUT my pores!

Now overall I do think this would be good with people that have oily skin and like a uber matte finish. I decided I just don’t like a matte finish on me. I love the price and the shade for me was ok. Though the range is limited. I liked the feel and how easy it blended as far as not being streaky but I did not like how it left a dry powdery like look. It didn’t last long on my high touch areas and showed my pores too easily. Trust me I really really wanted to like it but I just can’t.

Please leave any comments or questions below… Have you tried it and did you get it to work for you. If you did I would love to hear different ways to apply it and try it again.

Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
{All I Desire Is To Empower And Beautify The World … No Matter The Situation}

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Blog Motto

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I saw this quote the other day and felt it spoke volumes to my feelings on beauty. That’s why I want to be positive in this community. Yesterday I felt hateful about a certain beauty experience and I still don’t understand the thought process. how is that for vague) and I wanted to rant. So I started a blog rant in my personal blog. But if I am going to state things like this quote and my banner tag…. I need to live it consistently. Negativity is like suffocating weeds once taken root it kills the green guess and colorful flowers you took time to grow and nurture.

Please leave any comments or questions below :D

Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
{All I Desire Is To Empower And Beautify The World … No Matter The Situation}

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Coastal Scents Revealed Part two

So I went lazy on my Revealed Coastal Scents review. Mainly showing looks I made it with. I was asked for more individual swatches and thoughts so… this afternoon I have been working on showing the palette itself better.

Here is my picture of the actual palette.

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After I swatched all of shadows I realized I really barely got into how much of a hidden gem this palette really is. So I am glad I was asked to further review this. Thanks my following peeps for not letting me be lazy I do totally mean it!!!  😀 So onto the group swatches.

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First colors starting upper Left in palette
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Next 7-10 on top then first two lower left.
last swatches
Last eight swatches
last four
Closer view of the last lower four colors

Ok Individual swatches and thoughts. Oh and they are not named so bare with me as I just labeled 1-10 left to right on top and 11-20 left to right on bottom.

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Color 1 — chalky texture matte color
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Color 2 — slightly less chalky texture satin color
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Color 3 — creamy texture shimmer color
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Color 4 — ok texture matte color ***Favorite for crease
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Color 5 — ok texture matte color *** Another favorite for crease
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Color 7 — ok texture matte color *** Another favorite for crease
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Color 6 — super creamy texture shimmery color *** One of my faves
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Color 8 — super creamy texture shimmery color *** One of my faves
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Color 9 — creamy texture shimmery color
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Color 10 — low payoff in texture shimmery color
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Color 11 — super creamy texture shimmery color *** One of my faves
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Color 12 — super creamy texture shimmery color *** One of my faves
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Color 13 — super creamy texture shimmery color *** One of my faves
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Color 14 — slightly creamy texture satin color *** pay off meh
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Color 15 — super creamy texture shimmery color *** One of my faves
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Color 16 — creamy texture shimmery color
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Color 17 — super creamy texture shimmery color *** One of my faves — sorry swatch is not good
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Color 18 — super creamy texture shimmery color *** One of my faves
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Color 19 — super creamy texture shimmery color *** One of my faves
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Color 20 — chalky texture matte with glitter bits color *** my least favorite and hard to blend

 

One con is that the shades do not have names and when I was trying to keep track the week I wore it on my eyes it was difficult. (More cuz of me then the palette itself I am always running behind!) Still part of the fun of eyeshadows is the fun names the companies come up with. Also no mirror and palettes should have mirrors just my total honest opinion!!!

Two pros not discussed before is the matte colors are awesome for the crease. So that alone is worth the cost of the palette *** if you can wait for a half off sale. The other favorites of mine probably do make it worth twenty as for the most part the quality is totally there. I am probably being too hard on it as I do love it. I just didn’t like their customer service. Be warned their return policy and their customer service folks are pretty strict on their rules. I bought one for twenty and the next day it went on sale for ten. Actually less than eight hours later. They didn’t care. So I returned it because I was so irritated and I have anger issues like that when it comes to customer service. Thankfully my friend did get it for me at Christmas so win win I guess for me. I am out my shipping grrr for being a brat I guess and returning it 😀

Oh and the second pro (after my babble rant lol) is it stays closed perfectly with some magnets in the packaging so I would not be afraid to travel with it.

Ok so I hope this improved on the previous post you can find here on this

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Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
{All I Desire Is To Empower And Beautify The World … No Matter The Situation}

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Coastal Scents Revealed Palette review and looks

Image from http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com I was naughty and thought I had taken and photo and I guess I didnt as I can’t find it 😦

I purchased this palette from Coastal Scents. The reviews and information I read before I bought it said it was a great dupe for the naked 1 and 2. I do not own those so I can’t directly agree or deny that claim.

The website describes it as … Expose your natural beauty with this exquisite collection of nude and metallic hues. These smooth, powdered shadows blend seamlessly to create an array of day or evening looks. The slim palette holds all twenty shadows, allowing for easy on-the-go application. 

I agree with all those claims. It is very versatile. Here is the looks I made in the last week using this palette. I don’t feel it is worth the twenty dollars BUT coastal scents often have flash half off sales. I would pay that price for it.

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Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
{All I Desire Is To Empower And Beautify The World … No Matter The Situation}

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Haul/Reviews to come

After Christmas I took advantage of sales and/or credits from returning items. Some things I just didn’t want to wait to get lol (anyone else guilty of this?) Here is a preview of those reviews! Yes this might be a cheap post but I wanted to give you guys a tease of what is coming up on the blog. 😀

everday minerals nyx taupe preview of reviews part one silk naturals ud feminine ud naked

 

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Blog Sale: Dinair Airbrush System along with youtube review/demo

Hello,

I know this may seem tacky but I feel this is the easiest way to sell my Dinair Airbrush system and the foundations etc I still have. I purchased it two years ago used it several times the first six months and have kept it nice but unused since then. I like it and it makes things easy BUT I just decided I love the feel and versatility of using different liquid/powder formulas. Here is what I have for the kit.

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I am asking for fifty dollars for everything being paid through paypal. I will ship international or US but once you say you want to purchase it … I will take it to the post office to find out cost to ship. Then I will send a bill through paypal and once payment is received I will mail to you.

This is the older compressor type and here is a link to the website but it features the new compressors. A new package is 199.99 with a 400.00 value though I am sure that is a gimmick 😀

For those not interested in buying mine BUT would like a review/demo of how one works. I used it for my post here when I made myself into a badger. I made a GRWM for the look but condensed it to just the parts with the Dinair.

 

Please leave any comments or questions below :D

Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
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7 Deadly Sin

Here are my answers to the tag going around 😀 I think it started on YouTube so you can check some of those videos out.

Greed: What’s your most expensive beauty item? I purchased one two years ago and I haven’t used it in forever. IN fact I am going to sell it as it is like new and I tried to use it the other day and I just like applying my foundation on my own. There was six months straight when I first got it I loved and rocked it but have not in forever!

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Wrath: What item do you have a strong love/hate relationship with? Foundation. This is my drawer with everything I own and have in samples on the side and for my kit. This does not include more samples I have from sephora and the graftobian and Kevyn Aucoin I have in my concealer drawer which can be used as foundation. I am just in the search for the holy grail with minimal luck. This isn’t showing the powder stuff I have as well. It’s all in that bare minerals tin!

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Pride: Which product gives you the most confidence?This is my Tarte eyebrow mousse. I LOVE it. I have it in this Rich Brown and Taupe. (If you have followed me for the last couple months I know you know I love this!!  lol) I get compliments on my brows often. 

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Sloth: What product do you ignore the most due to laziness? I know I have raved about OCC Lip Tars and I do love them but they are high maintenance to apply. On my thin lips one wrong move and I am coloring outside the lines and it ain’t pretty!

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Gluttony: What brand takes up most of your collection? I have a lot of ELF but that is more because it is so inexpensive to try out. When looking at my collection in general, Bare Minerals is my across the board a little bit in  most categories I own. Here is a collective picture. It doesn’t show the ones I DIY pressed myself and the gloss and lipstick I got in the Christmas tin thingy I got this year. Heck probably more I am forgetting!!

Lust: What item is at the top of your list? This Chanel bronzer. It is pricey but dang it I want to own something by Chanel so might as well be something worth the price per ounce blogs have figured it’s not all that pricey. 😀

SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL BRONZING MAKEUP BASE (1 OZ.)

Envy: Which makeup product/look looks great on others but not on you? Winged Eyeliner!!! I have very uneven eyes and though I think I can apply it decently (with a year of practice) I just don’t feel confident to wear it daily. I wish I did because I LOVE the look! I just feel it is too fancy for my job to wear every day but like I said I wish it was my persona. If that makes sense! Someone who recently showed a perfect eye is Amariaa’s Blog.

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This was taken from the blog and not my photo.

Please leave any comments or questions below :D

Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
{All I Desire Is To Empower And Beautify The World … No Matter The Situation}

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And if interested in signing up for Birchbox please use my link here. I don’t get any monetary goods from it but I do get points and I have heard they have a great points system and that is why I re-signed up for them! 😀 Thanks

Second Harry Potter Challenge Entry

This week at work has been busy. I am glad I did this on my day off Tuesday. I planned to edit the youtube video I made to show how I did the look BUT I got called out and well today I have been a bum. So Here is my entry just as a simple picture.

The theme this week is Hufflepuff. This Harry Potter’s house Mascot is a Badger. Do I look like a Badger???

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I used the products below to make this look happen.

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Next week is Bellatrix and sadly I have no inspiration for the a non animal theme!!! Gah lol

Please leave any comments or questions below :D

Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
{All I Desire Is To Empower And Beautify The World … No Matter The Situation}

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O.C.C. Lip Tar Swatches

I picked this up when Sephora gave out the 15 or 20 gift cards for being a BI. At first I thought I was outta luck on getting it as two weeks before that I had looked and it was out of stock but to the chagrin of my wallet it was back in stock 😀

I don’t think you can still get this item but it isn’t a review of the set itself but of OCC Lip Tar’s. I tried one two years ago and hated it. I felt for my small lips it looked cakey. I then saw swatches of Black Metal Dahlia and feel in love. I picked up the full size one at 18.oo and it takes a learning curve to get it to stay in between my thin lips.

**** TIP ALERT *** Start in the middle of your lips and feather it out. I have learned this minimizes the leaking outside the lip line. Second tip is keep concealer close by for easy fixes. Third tip if not an easy fix keep makeup oil remover cuz this stuff is so pigmented regular wipes/cleansers just don’t cut it.

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Lip Tar: All-Star Mini x 12 ($58.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Pris Pallid metallic neutral
  • Clear To sheer + prime
  • Lovecraft Pink/lilac metallic
  • Yaoi True fuchsia metallic
  • Divine True pink flamingo
  • Clockwork Burnished orange creme
  • Super NSFW Gold laced red
  • Psycho True blood red
  • Electric Grandma Classic coral frost
  • Stalker Pin-up blue based red
  • Authentic Bronzed copper frost
  • Strumpet Deep red-burgundy

 

I did the swatches on white paper so you can see the true color versus on my color of lips. All these can be purchased in full size at Sephora or the OCC website. I was not paid to advertise this nor did I get any compensation etc etc etc

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Here is close up of a few shades

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And the best thing about OCC lip tars is they can be mixed to customize looks. Here is a couple “new” colors by mixing.

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Have any of you tried OCC lip tars… thoughts reviews? Please link comment below! 😀

Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
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Lotd on Instagram fourteen link

Last Six Months Lotd #flipagram made with @flipagram

Please check this mini video out. 😀

http://flipagram.com/f/NSlA5eHKrX

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Angela Watkins ** The Makeup Whisperer
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