YOU GUYS. See this? This is the Marvelous Moxie lipgloss in Hypnotist from bareMinerals. I love the Marvelous Moxie line – HOWEVER. This shade did not make the cut.
Looks gorgeous and iridescent and incredible, right? I’ve been eyeing it forever, because it’s clearly a tube of pure unicorn magic. And it totally swatches that way too:
But when you put it on your lips?
OMGWTFBBQBACON. I may as well have bought some $2 clear Bonnie Bell lipgloss from the kiddie section of Target’s makeup aisle. It totally loses all of its beautiful unicorn magic and just becomes … normal. Blah. I’m so sad about it, but this one is going back!
I went to Ulta! And just FYI, this may be the smallest amount of things I have ever walked out with. Check it:
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 101: my one, my only. I have tried more foundations than you can shake a stick at, ranging from Marc Jacobs and Chanel to Covergirl and Loreal, and this little $5 bottle of heaven beats them all. I wore it on my wedding day, ya’ll.
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Wild: I usually go for Suave or Dove just ’cause they’re cheaper and do the job just as well, but I felt a little splurgy. Plus, OH LORD THE SMELL. This is my favorite Batiste smell. Go huff it someday, you won’t regret it.
Ulta Cotton Pads: because how else will you take off your makeup?
bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Hypnotist: I love the Marvelous Moxie line. However, I was not impressed with this particular color. It looks all reflect-y, iridescent and amazing, right? Wrong. See why here.
Products used, in order of application (all makeup applied with Real Techniques brushes):
Moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Primer: Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer
Foundation (applied with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge): Rimmel Match Perfect Foundation in color 101, Classic Ivory
Under eye concealer: Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque
Highlight Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair
Under eye powder: bareMinerals Well-Rested Eye Brighter
Face Powder: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
Contour: MAC blush in Harmony
Blush: NARS Deep Throat
Highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft n’ Gentle
Brows: MAC Wedge Eyeshadow and Benefit’s Gimme Brow in light/medium
Eye Shadow: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (Foxy for brow highlight, Bootycall for lid, inner corner and under eye, Tease for crease, Blackout to deepen outer v), MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow in outer V and under eye, Urban Decay MoonDust Eyeshadow in Space Cowboy over lid.
Liners: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black for wing, Sephora Waterproof Eye Liner for tightline, Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Nude for lower lash line.
Mascara: bareMinerals Lash Domination on upper lashes, Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in black on lower lashes
Lashes: Esquido Mink Lashes in Lashlorette, Duo Eyelash Glue
Lips: Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist
Setting Spray: Ben Nye Final Seal
(All photos by Jennifer Little’s Sugar Photography)