Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Makeup Geek Sparklers swatches +review


Hi peeps! Hope you guys had a great holiday season! I am back with a review and swatchfest of the new and GORGEOUS makeup geek glitters. 

Each jar comes with 4 grams of product. This bundle set retailed for $95 but have been reduced to $75 until they are released with the sifters. Individual jars retail for $12 each but have been reduced to $10 until they are released with the sifters.

Taken in different lighting. APPLIED WITH LIT COSMETICS WATER RESISTANT GLITTER BASE
Milky Way, Light Year, Aurora, Zodiac, Nebula, Halo, Supernova, Satellite, Asteroid, Martian
Milky Way, Light Year, Aurora, Zodiac, Nebula, Halo, Supernova, Satellite, Asteroid, Martian
Milky Way: finely milled silver with holographic, multi-colored glitter
Light Year: Feels and looks more like a pigment rather than a glitter. A cream white with a pink and gold shift. Very metallic and beautiful.
Aurora: taupe lavender glitter
Zodiac: Gorgeous, bright lavender base with intense pink glitter.
Nebula: eggplant purple glitter
Halo: the finish reminds me of the Makeup Geek foiled eyeshadow rather than a glitter. Extremely metallic and reflective. Baby pink metallic. Smooth and creamy finish.
Supernova: bright yellow chartreuse glitter.
Satellite: unique warm brown with purple glitter running through it. It's kind of hard to describe but I believe this will be a favorite for sure. It's gorgeous!
Asteroid: true gold glitter
Martian: deep, emerald green glitter.

Overall, the packaging... is the real buzzkill. I found myself by the end of trying to use them and swatching them, irritated. It makes mess no matter how hard you try to be careful. It will spill and since the glitter particles are so finely milled, you will also find glitter floating around in the air. It will literally get everywhere :( So I'm really disappointed in that aspect that these are so frustrating to work with even though the quality of these glitters aren't.. which brings me to the glitters themselves. These are essentially glitters and just like any glitters, these will not adhere to the bare skin by themselves very well. These need a sticky or tacky base, preferably a glitter glue of some sort. I used Lit Cosmetics glue and the glitters worked just fine. Some streakiness is visible if applied with a sweeping motion so I suggest a patting motion to get the best effect and coverage. These glitters do have different finishes. Some are chunkier than others while others apply more like a pigment. I am confused on the issue of safety on these. The sparklers are considered glitters and on the Makeup Geek website, they are marketed as "completely eye safe", but these have been acknowledged as SAFER than most glitters by Marlena herself because the glitter is so finely milled. My recommendation is that you treat these for what they really are: glitters. Glitters are not intended for eye area because they can cut your eye or cause blindness in extreme cases. Use at your own risk around eye area. I personally have used these around my eye and have not had a problem at all. Even with larger cut glitters like MAC or Lit cosmetics, I have had no problem with glitters irritating my eyes.

I did enjoy these glitters. They are beautiful. Some are a little more rich in color and sparkle than others but overall, you get some real stand out beauties such as Zodiac and Satellite. I feel like these are, in a sense, more wearable on the eye than say MAC glitters because the glitter particles are much, much smaller and less chunky than traditional glitters.

These next photos are from the mess I made the SECOND time I opened them. Very carefully lol. As carefully as I could anyways.
Simply opening the jar... carefully
 The glitter falls into the lid screw, making it impossible to be travel friendly. I currently have mine stored upright until I receive some sifters. Every jar was like this.




After being updated, Marlena explained that there will be a $2 refund for each bottle bought that does not have a sifter. On top of that, once the sifters are available for individual purchase, they will retail for 1 penny each. I am sooo happy. I was so ready to return these even though they are beautiful because the mess it makes IS a big deal. I've seen some people complaining on how it isn't such a big deal and that people like myself are just trying to bring down Makeup Geek or being overdramatic which is not the case... at all. Everytime I opened these jars, I would have to literally clean up the glitter that fell on my desk and on my hands. I have no trouble with MAC glitters or LIT cosmetics glitters. The sparklers lack of sifter makes it messy and would be so unprofessional for a freelance job. No matter how much I try to clean up the edges of the jar or stand them upright, it would make a frustrating mess so I am very happy that Marlena and her Makeup Geek team listened and are doing their best for a solution. I am in no way bashing Makeup Geek or even the product themselves. I am confused by the fact that these were pushed to be released even though they were technically not finished yet. I understand that these are perfect for the holidays and that was Makeup Geeks intent on putting them up for sale before Christmas. That being said, I think they should have just waited to make sure the packaging issues does not overshadow the performance of the product. I am happy though that Makeup Geek has amazing customer service as always and has responded in a professional manner and show that they do care about customer satisfaction. So thank you Makeup Geek for the clarification and reasonable solution because these really are beautiful glitters! :) I'm excited to see your company grow and experiment with new products. Keep up the good and hard work!

As of now, I cannot recommend these glitters. Not until they resolve their packaging issue. So, I would recommend just waiting it out until they start releasing their jars with sifters. Then, grab as many as you want WITH a glitter glue! If you need glitters now, I can definitely recommend the Lit cosmetics glitters. Those are gorgeous as well!

I hope you guys found this review helpful. If you guys have any questions, comments or concerns please let me know and I will do my best to answer them!

PROS:
-unique colors
-vibrant, good quality
-safer on the eyes than larger cut glitters
-cruelty free

CONS:
-VERY messy packaging

Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter Inspiration Board

When I think of winter I think of icy colors, crystalized shimmer and bursts of red berries. So this inspiration board is just that! Lot's of cool toned, icy ranges of silvers to flat blacks paired with berry lips. Winter begins December 22 :)
  • Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
  • ELF Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearl
  • Colourpop Supershock eyeshadow in Liberty
  • Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigment in Kaleidoscope
  • Buxom Lip polish in Jasmine
  • MAC Lipglass in Talk Sexy
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in 064 Obsession
  • NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in Gun Metal
  • Inglot Freedom Eyeshadow Rainbow 120
  • Lorac 3D Liquid lustre in Amethyst
What colors inspire your winter wardrobe? 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipsticks Sneak Peek!


So if you received Urban Decays Gwen Stefani palette then you should have also received one of these lipstick samplers of her upcoming lipstick launch! There isn't too much information on them other than this lipstick sampler and that it will be launching in spring 2016. I found it kind of weird that it wasn't launched alongside the palette. But I will say the palette was pretty true to Gwens style of eye makeup. These lipsticks are very true as well to Gwens signature lips. As you can see, there are plenty of varying shades of reds in this collection.

Rock Steady, 714, Ex-Girlfriend, Firebird
What will the future have in store? Literally in store... get it? Sorry I had to. I know my jokes are bad... ahem, anyways! Have a great rest of the week!

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

Hello everyone! Whoo! It's almoooossstttt Christmas and I'm excited! I am almost done with my christmas shopping and let's be real, I get such a kick out of shopping for other people BUT not at last minute which reminds me I still need to get my Dad something. Damn it! Of course, all this shopping makes me want to shop for myself and so I have. I saw this literally everywhere and I had to admit, when I first heard Gwen came out with a palette with UD I was super excited. I thought it was going to be bright, beautiful colors. So you can kind of imagine my disappointment when I saw the color selection and I have to say I was talking some smack on it. When I finally got around to seeing and hearing some reviews on how well it performed, I thought hey, maybe I was being a little harsh? Maybe it is a good palette after all?

This palette retails for $58. It comes with 15 eyeshadows, 12 which are brand spanking new. Each eyeshadow comes with .04 oz which is slightly smaller than the standard eyeshadow.


BLONDE: off white, cream with slight pink shift.
BATHWATER: warm, butter cream with soft shimmer
SKIMP: light peach satin finish
STEADY: shimmery apricot
PUNK: warm matte, medium brown

BABY: shimmery champagne pink
ANAHEIM: cool toned transition shade
STARK: light flesh toned peach
ZONE: Medium neutral matte brown
SERIOUS: dark charcoal with floating pink shimmer

POP: cool toned champagne with shimmer and silver glitter. Too chunky.
HARAJUKU : sheer bubblegum pink. This was too sheer even when I tried to apply it using MAC Fix Plus. I actually had to use my finger to get the best pigment.
DANGER: deep royal blue with blue shimmer
1987: yellow gold with shimmer finish
BLACKOUT: matte black

Overall, I do believe that I bought into the hype, not because it is a bad palette. The quality is actually really good except for two eyeshadows which was Pop and Harajuku but because this palette just really isn't my style. It's a good palette but with boring results. Yeah I said it. It was boring for me. I don't feel inspired by it. I'm not excited by it as a whole. There are some beautiful and essential shades but as a palette, some colors feel repetitive while still making that pink and blue shadow feel completely out of place. I get WHY these colors were chosen. These colors were handpicked by Gwen and is in fact, inspired by the eye makeup she wears. I have been reaching for it but to use individual shades and not to make a whole eye look. I would still certainly recommend it to those neutral, natural or smokey eye addicts because the quality of the shadow is beautiful. Smooth, creamy and pigmented minus two shades which still passes in my book. Not bad at all. I think the overall quality is much better than the Smokey palette so it's nice to see that Urban Decay has gone back to the good quality that I know their eyeshadows can be.
One thing that kept throwing me off was where the names of the eyeshadows are. It's located on the top of the eyeshadow rather than underneath it so I have found myself reading the wrong name lol my mistake.

PROS:
-overall quality is smooth, creamy and pigmented
- classy packaging
-full sized mirror
- essential shades
-good for neutral, natural and smokey eye looks

CONS:
-repetitive shades
-2 shades, POP and HARAJUKU were not consistent in quality as the rest of the shadows were

Let me know what you thought of the Gwen Stefani palette. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Gold Metals Inspiration Board


Hi wicked readers! Well another busy week of work has passed and I feel like I haven't been able to get anything done. Typical. Buuuttt.... the black friday and cyber monday packages are starting to arrive and yes my Gwen palette came in. I was planning to review it today but some stuff came up and  I had no time. I was able to photograph it for an upcoming review on it so keep an eye out for it! I realized how perfect it would be though to make a collage of beauty items with gold packaging.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown
  • Lady Gaga Fame Perfume
  • Nyx Slide On Eyeliner Pencil in Glitzy Gold
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Bone
  • Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani palette
  • Too Faced Candlelight
  • Yves Saint Laurent in Bone
  • Tarte The Sculptor in Park Ave. Princess
  • Buxom Lip Creme in Lavender Cosmo
  • Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore
Do you guys have any particular makeup with packaging accents you enjoy? Have a great rest of the week! :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

My Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil Collection+Swatches

Hello wicked readers, welcome back! Well today, I thought I would share with you my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil collection. Not necessarily a review but more of just swatches. I was kind of bummed out that Urban Decay didn't come out with a really cool eyeliner set like their Ocho Loco. Instead they came out with their 5 deluxe pencil set things. There was a neutral set that didn't really catch my attention but I did end up getting their more colorful and jewel toned set which I really liked so it turned out to be okay. Looking at my collection... I realized I didn't really need any more sets so maybe it was a good thing they didn't come out with a bigger 24/7 holiday set lol

That being said... a lot of these pencils I did get in sets and some in palettes. Some of these were limited edition. Some are permanent. You will notice some VERY similar colors but I swear it's not because I purposely tried to buy same colored pencils. Like I said, most of these I did get in sets.


Shall we get started? I think we shall!

Ultraviolet, Deep End, Vacancy, Accuse, Gonzo, LSD, Ink
Ultraviolet: a bright, royal blue with blue shimmer and a slight violet shift.
Deep End: bright teal. when compared to Vacancy, Deep End leans more blue.
Vacancy: bright teal. When compared to Deep End, Vacancy leans more mint/green.
Accuse: blue jeans colored with a bright aqua glitter.
Gonzo: bright, electric blue with slight floating pearl.
LSD: black base, navy with intense blue glitter.
Ink: satin navy with a black base

Stash, Junkie, Zodiac, Apathy, Mars
Stash: olive green with gold shimmer
Junkie: blue-green with multi-colored glitter and shimmer
Zodiac: moss green with blue and gold shimmer
Apathy: smoked out, cool toned forest green
Mars: emerald green with a satin finish


Voodoo, Delirious, Vice, Riot, Tornado, Woodstock
Voodoo: bright purple with violet and pink shimmer
Delirious: Deep eggplant with pink shimmer
Vice: warm purple. similar to Voodoo but with more red tones to it
Riot: cool toned dark violet with silver shimmer
Tornado: Satin dark purple with a black base
Woodstock: bright pink


Darkside, Blackheart, Roach, Twice Baked, West, Glitter rock, Mugshot, Faint, Muse, Demolition, Smokeout
Darkside: satin mauve gray
Blackheart: deep eggplant with intense gold and pink shimmer
Roach: warm, bronze, brown with gold shimmer
Twice Baked: cool toned, dark brown with gold shimmer
West: neutral dark brown with slight gold shimmer
Glitter Rock: beige nude with TONS of pink glitter. This is one of my faves. I love this on the lower lash line
Mugshot: Taupe, champagne
Faint: neutral, matte medium toned brown with a slight ashy undertone
Muse: neutral brown with red and gold reflex
Demolition: dark, smoked out brown
Smokeout: ashy, gray dark brown/ charcoal black with a satin finish


Perversion, Pistol, Moonspoon, Desperation, Crave, Black Market, Stargazer
Perversion: The most, flat intense black
Pistol: cool toned, satin taupe
Moonspoon: gunmetal gray with silver glitter
Desperation: dark, matte gray with settled plum undertones
Crave: soft black with some dark brown tones
Stargazer: bright yellow gold


Rehab, Mushroom
Rehab: warm toned taupe
Mushroom: cool toned silver, taupe



Hope you guys find these swatches helpful:) Happy December everyone! Q's, comments or concerns, let me know and Ill get back at you pronto!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Why you should leave paper books behind and move forward with e-book tablets

 
As a certified bookworm and a firm believer that books are the way of the future, sometimes I end up eating my own words. I always grew up reading everything and anything including cereal boxes as reading books at the table was forbidden by my parents. I grew up enjoying the very feel of books so when I heard that Kindles and reading tablets were launching I straight out thought oh boy, what a waste. I swear people are trying to create technology out of everything! Until...one day where it finally hit me.

The last book I purchased was the complete collection of H.P. Lovecraft. The book.... is a heavy and bulky piece of artwork. I was at a doctors office and I had so desperately wanted to continue reading through some stories but I also wanted the option to read a book called Rasputins Daughter which isn't so bulky but it still is an average book.
Can I just say how pissed off my arm and purse were at me? It was so uncomfortable carrying both books (especially that H.P Lovecraft hardcover book!) that I almost regretted bringing books along with me.
And on top of that, when I finally went home after that appointment to put my books back I realized how much space my books take up! It's become an inconvenience for me to have a moderate sized book collection.


As soon as I received my Kindle, I felt so much less limited with space and books! Regardless of how many pages the books I get on Kindle have, the weight or size of my Kindle never changes. This is a huge plus since I am one of those girls that enjoys carrying her house around in her purse for no apparent reason. I carry my wallet, makeup bag, pads/tampons cough drops, hand cream, water, protein shakes, receipts, keys, sometimes food to name a few things and of course reading material. The last complete collections/work that I purchased was Lemony's Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events. Try carrying all thirteen books at once in your purse! So it's great that I have the option of essentially carrying as many books as I want.

Another thing I enjoy about my Kindle is I am able to get free books at reduced prices for all my books and reading material and while we are speaking of reading material, may I add that you are also able to read newspapers and magazines on your tablet of your choice? It's awesome.

I would say the only downside that I know with the Kindle is that it must be disposed of properly due to the ink it contains. If you wanted to throw it away, Best Buy has some recycling bins for electronics.

E-Books/Tablets
-less space
-lightweight
-paper friendly
-free books
-reduced price in books
-immediate downloads
-must be disposed properly and not simply thrown away due to the ink (Kindle)

Sometimes, technology isn't so bad after all.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

In the pursuit of something else, Lancer The Method Polish

Sephora weekly specials, deals and samples can be both a blessing or a curse. Sure we get cool stuff for free, but have you ever noticed they always have some really cool stuff? Stuff that makes you want to actually have to buy the full size? Hence, my dilemma. I got a sweet deluxe size of the Lancer The Method Polish and Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh my! It worked beautifully!

On a weekly basis I feel that my skin has a build up of dead skin and it ends up feeling pretty dry and rough. This interferes with my makeup application especially on my T-zone and everyone knows that half of the battle of flawless makeup application is skincare. Lancer's The Method Polish is a wonderful finely milled skin scrub that works well on sensitive skin. It didn't leave my skin either dry or oily.

BUT...
This has a hefty price tag of $75. It's not that I am cheap. It's that I am human and I have priorities that need to be paid and even if I was a millionaire, I would still understand the value of money and $75 for essentially a face scrub is not worth it to me so I refuse to purchase it. I did however, really enjoy it and so I went on a blind adventurous quest for a good face scrub. I settled on two different ones from different brands Pacifica and Botanics.

I will update you guys on how they compare and which one is a keeper!

Know any good face scrubs? :) Let me know which one is your favorite!:)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ciate London Kiss Collective: Three piece Liquid Velvet

Hey my beautiful peeps! Hope you all have been doing well. I do want to apologize for being MIA. I've had a pretty crazy week but I am back and I am finally on my Thanksgiving weekend holiday! :) And I have officially started my holiday shopping since Monday. I  got such a good deal on The Body shop with their black friday tote plus some holiday sets plus $25 off $75. Hell to the yes!

Speaking of holiday sets, this here is Ciates London Liquid Velvet three piece set featuring three deluxe liquid velvets in the shades Diva, Pin Up and Swoon. Each container consists of 0.067 oz. This set is an exclusive to Sephora and retails for $22 and has a value of $33. This is limited edition.
Diva, Pin Up, Swoon
Diva- True, clean bright red with blue undertones
Pin Up- Deep mauve with berry tones (exclusive to the set)
Swoon- peach nude

Overall, I really like this set. I am always skeptical of paying for deluxe sizes but I did anyways because ever since I got the Ciate Liquid Velvet in 2015's Sephora Give Me More Lip Favorites, I have been tempted to try some more out. The texture of these are really interesting. They feel plushy with a mousse-like texture, almost as if they were whipped. Very soft, very creamy and insanely pigmented. I mean, one swipe and you get pure crisp color. I would consider these satins for sure even though they are marketed as mattes. They never dry down to a complete matte but retain some of that shine. That being said, they do transfer a little whenever eating or drinking. My only complaint is that they do dry out the lips and will cling to any dry cracks on your lips, so soft and smooth lips are a must for these to look their best. Do check them out!

PROS:
-good variety
-consistent formula
-(cute packaging! had to say it!)
-long wearing, at least 8 hours
-good for gift giving
-two out of the shades are permanent

CONS:
-drying formula

Any thoughts? Let me know :) Hope you all are doing great!
P.S. Check out Temptalia for the hottest beauty deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday;)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Is it a dupe? Makeup Geek DuoChrome Pigment Wildfire Vs. MAC Pigment Rose


Hey peeps! I'm back again for one more late night post. The way I am working from 6 am to 6pm, I really only have time to take photos on the weekends when the light is still out and write my reviews during the week which explains how I took these... during the day. Anyways, I came across another could be dupe which includes my forever beautiful and stunning MAC's Rose Pigment and of course I ended up picking Makeup Geeks Duochrome Pigment, Wildfire when I ordered from them not too long ago. I swear I am addicted to the same colors over and over again.  But are they the same colors...? Keep scrolling to find out :)
Makeup Geek "Wildfire" left, MAC pigment "Rose" right
Makeup Geek Duochrome pigment "Wildfire" left, MAC Pigment "Rose" right
95% DUPE

If you already have one of these pigments, you may or may not need the other. It really just depends how picky you are with colors and if you are that kind of person that has 5 different blacks and can tell the difference between them all (where are my makeup fanatics that can never have enough makeup?!?) They are essentially the same shade, tone and shimmer except Rose is darker. In swatches on the hand, you could see the difference that WILDFIRE does have more of that gold reflex but on the eyes you would have a lot of difficulty telling them apart. ROSE is a true rose shade while WILDFIRE leans a little more pink due to darkness difference. I do also think that the makeup geek duochrome pigments are more sheer than the MAC pigments. They are both great pigments (brandwise) to have and I do enjoy them both but I do enjoy the quality of the MAC ones more.

MAC PIGMENT in ROSE:
-Chunkier but softer texture
-slightly darker
-not cruelty free
-$22
-4.5 grams
-more opaque
-less gold reflex compared to Wildfire

MAKEUP GEEK DUOCHROME PIGMENT in WILDFIRE
-Finer but drier texture
-slightly lighter
-cruelty-free
-$12
-according to makeup geeks website, the following is stated: "Jars are rated for 3 grams of product weight (which is required listing for jar and box), but the jars may actually contain about 6 grams of product."
-sheerer
-more gold reflex compared to Rose

Do you have one or the other, or both? Let me know which one you prefer!

Colourpop CremeGel Colour and Creme Gel Liner swatches +review Boots, Exit, Beesting, Piggy Bank


Hellooo wicked readers, welcome back ladies and gents. I'm back with a review which includes Colourpops new eyeliners in both liner and pot form! I was soooo excited for these and I did end up picking out some of the brightest colors that they came out with for this line.  I picked up 4 out of the 24 shades that is up on their website now.

The creme gel colour comes in a pot form with 1 oz. and retails for $6 each.
The creme gel liner comes in a twist up pencil with 1 oz. and retails for $5 each.
Both are now available online Colourpops website.

Creme Gel Liner (twist up pencil), Creme Gel Colour (pot form)
Boots-bright fuschia pink with a matte finish


Creme Gel Liner (twist up pencil), Creme Gel Colour (pot)
BEE STING: bright, electric sky blue

Creme Gel Liner (twist up pencil), Creme Gel Colour(pot form)
EXIT: true, pure white

Creme Gel Liner (twist up pencil), Creme Gel Colour (pot)
Piggy Bank- a true vibrant, eggplant with strong red undertones and a matte finish

using Creme Gel Colour in Piggy Bank
Overall thoughts, I prefer the gel creme colors over the twist up liners. The creme gel colours pack a powerful punch of color and they are beautiful and while the creme gel liners also do have good pigmentation, they are slightly less opaque. Not by much, but still noticeable enough. The creme gel colours also are a lot easier to work with than the gel liners. I noticed while I was using the pencil Piggy Bank that there was A LOT of breakage. I broke it at least 3 times using on my eyes on my first try. There goes a lot of wasted product! That being said, they kept breaking because they were too dry. I think the formula would be better if they were creamy and were able to set after instead of being dry to begin with. I also noticed tugging of the skin and skipping. On the other hand, all you need for the creme gel colours (pot form) is your preferred eyeliner brush and you are good to go. I like these a lot because you have enough time to smudge out the creme before it sets and once it sets, it will set for GOOD. I wore one today for a good 8 hours and I did not notice ANY smudging whatsoever. So, I would definitely recommend to get the gel creme colours(pots) over the creme gel liners(twist up pencils). On a more personal note, I do wish Colourpop did not name these two different products so similar. It confuses me, I'm not even going to lie! But it doesn't really interfere with the quality of the products, more just with my brain haha. I am really excited for the gel creme colours and will certainly look forward to ordering some more!

Another thing I noticed with the particular shade "Piggy Bank" was some serious staining around the eye where I applied the color, including the waterline. Piggy Bank is a purple and the stain it left was a pink/red. I looked freaking crazy the day after I wore Piggy Bank. So I would be careful with the colors that have a red or blue base to them as those pigments are the colors that tend to stain skin the most. I did not have any allergic reaction but the stain was pretty noticeable. I did not see any staining with Exit or Beesting. I did however see a slightly less noticeable stain to Boots.

ONE last thing was that there was an inconsistent amount in the jars. I would really like to hear your comments if you had one that had too little or too much because EXIT was half of what the others had. I am left to assume I just... had a dud?


I would also like to thank Colourpop for having excellent customer service. I've ordered from them quite a few times before and this was the first time I received an order wrong and they responded and resolved my issue promptly. Mistakes happen and thank you for making this hassle-free.

PROS for the Colourpop Creme Gel Colour
-cruelty free
-affordable
-diverse colors
-diverse finishes
-creamy
-long lasting
-no smudging
-easy smudging/blending out before it sets
-highly pigmented

CONS for the Colourpop Creme Gel Colour
-very noticeable staining of eye area for certain shades
-inconsistent product amount

PROS for the Colourpop Creme Gel Liner:
-cruelty free
-affordable
-diverse colors
-diverse finishes

CONS for the Colourpop Creme Gel Liner:
-dry texture
-lots of breakage
-slightly less pigmented than the creme gel colours

I definitely recommend the Creme Gel Colours over the Creme Gel Liners!

Hope you ladies and gents have a wonderful rest of the week! :) Any questions, comments or concerns? Please let me know and I will get back to you as soon as possible :)