Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer swatches

I have been loving the long-awaited US release of Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers! They have been renamed from the UK version, which are called Apocalips. The lip lacquers are a gloss stain hybrid. They go on pigmented, shiny and creamy. I don’t have an issue with dryness at all. They stay moist and creamy on your lips, not drying out like long wear lip products usually do.
I get several hours of wear out of the Show Off Lip Lacquer and once the creaminess wears off a hint of a stain is left with the brighter colors.

Rimmel show off lip lacquer


Rimmel Show Off
Lip Lacquer swatches

Have you tried any of the Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers? I’d love to hear what you thought!

xo Amber

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss Swatches

Bare Minerals make the *best* lipglosses, hands down! They are pigmented, long-lasting (yes, really!) and come in a huge array of shades!
Today I have swatched Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss “from day to play” mini set.
I’m loving this set for the variety of colors!


Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss swatches

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss swatches

Have you tried the Bare Minerals Moxie lipglosses? I’d love to hear your favorite lipgloss in the comments! :) Have a great Monday!
xo Amber

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TIGI Cosmetics Perfect Peacock Blue Eyeliner and Creme Eyeshadow

I have a few swatches for you today from a makeup brand that was unfamiliar to me. I can remember seeing TIGI cosmetics in a hair salon I used to frequent. I was pleasantly surprised when I received these eyeliners and long wearing shadow.

The colors I have swatched for you are blue perfect eyeliner, peacock perfect eyeliner and purple long wear creme eyeshadow.
I can’t vouch for their performance or longevity, but I do know they were lovely to swatch! The eyeliners are extremely soft and pigmented, and remained easy to blend for a minute until they set.

TIGI Cosmetics

TIGI Cosmetics
Peacock & Blue perfect eyeliner
Purple long wear creme shadow

Peacock Perfect eyeliner, Blue Perfect eyeliner, Purple long wear creme shadow

Peacock Perfect eyeliner, Blue Perfect eyeliner, Purple long wear creme shadow

Have you tried any TIGI cosmetics? Let me know what you’ve tried below!

Revlon Super Lustrous Berry Couture swatches

I was excited when I saw a post on Vanity Rouge about new Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick shades. Revlon makes fabulous, affordable and on trend lip products that I almost always love!


Berry Couture went on nicely, but was surprisingly light in color. In my swatch pics, I applied one stroke like normal, and the other swatch is a heavy and built up layering of Berry Couture. The lipstick is smooth going on, but the moisture really didn’t last for me. I was left with a light stain of berry on my lips that lasted several hours.

Revlon Super Lustrous        Berry Couture

Revlon Super Lustrous
Berry Couture

I think this lipstick would be best layered with a gloss for moisture, pigment and longevity. Have you tried any of the new Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks or glosses? I love the new lip glosses! I have swatches here
Revlon Super Lustrous Gloss

Revlon Super Lustrous Sugar Violet & Pango Peach

Have you seen the new Revlon Super Lustrous lip glosses? I found a partial display at Wal Mart, and grabbed the two prettiest shades! The purple shade is Sugar Violet, which I would describe as a sheer lavender with blue and purple shimmer. It’s absolutely stunning! On my lips (which are fairly pigmented, and mauve toned) it looks like a super glossy sheer pink with blue and purple shimmer visible if you look very closely. The formula seems to be the same as the gloss in the old packaging.

The second shade I picked up is Pango Peach. It’s a beautiful golden peach with gold shimmer. I haven’t tried this on my lips yet. If you like the old Super Lustrous glosses, I have a feeling you will love the new shades!

Have you seen, or tried the new Revlon Super Lustrous glosses? I’d love to hear if you have!

xo Amber

Revlon collage

MAC Lipstick - Drugstore dupes!!

Just a quickie post and pic.
I don’t have either MAC counterpart, so I can’t confirm this personally.
From swatches, they look like pretty good dupes to me!

Milani “Barely There” is supposed to be similar to MAC Blankety.
I LOVE the formula of the Milani lipstick! Its my one and only Milani lippie. Its very creamy and smooth! It doesn’t last long, but in the winter I’d gladly reapply often, than have a long lasting lipstick that makes my already chapped lips even worse!

Revlon Super Lustrous in “Primrose Pink” is supposed to be similar to MAC Angel.
This looks dry on my lips, but doesn’t necessarily feel drying. Maybe it’ll be a go-to in the summer. The color is really pretty, but I can’t pull it off right now with my Casper skin tone.

Any dupes you love, or on your wish list? I’d love to hear!

xo Amber

Revlon Primrose Pink on the left and Milani Barely There on the right. The Milani looks more orange toned in the pic than it actually is.

Blog sale:Revlon, Too Faced BB,Clinique,theBalm,NYX, Pixi

NYX Lot $15(includes shipping within US, more for international)

NYX Nude on Nude eye/lip palette (used a couple times)
NEW Nude Peach Mega Shine Lip Gloss
swatched 1x Mega shine lip gloss in Tea Rose (not pictured) and frosted beige
swatched slide on glide on eye pencil in Jewel
NYX eye shadow trio swatched 1x Golden/Rust/Walnut Bronze

L’Oreal Lot $15 (includes shipping within US, more for international)

Sublime Sun spf 50+ for face (tested several times)
Project Runway Blush “Charming Cockatoo’s Blush” swatched
Infallible eyeshadow in Smoldering Plum (1x) and NEW Botomless Java
Color Riche Caress lipcolor in Pink Vinyl 1x and Violet Chiffon 1x

Too Faced Beauty Balm (approx 60%+ left) $6 Vanilla Glow

theBalm Frat Boy blush used 2x $5

Makeup blog sale

It’s time to clear things out, once again! Please take a look at my previous blog sale posts. I still have so much left. There will be more items coming in the next few days.
I need to clear items out, so make an offer! I’m happy to ship most anywhere. I accept PayPal. My email is sweetpea789946@gmail.com, or you can comment below. Thanks for looking!