Colour Pop Creme Gel Liners | Exit and Swerve

Colour Pop Creme Gel Liners in Swerve (top) and Exit (bottom)
Eye liner is something that I had never really fallen in love with, most of them are dry and tug at my eyes so I tended to just go for shadow on an angled brush whenever I wasn't using liquid liner. I have, however, been so impressed with the formula of the Colour Pop Creme Gel Liners. I only picked up two, Swerve which is the black and Exit which is the white as these are the colours I wear the most often.


Swerve (L) and Exit (R)
Exit is a super creamy true white, it applies super opaque to the water line and stays for a decent amount of time. Often I find it hard to find a white liner that shows up opaque in the water line but this one definitely does. You do have to be more careful not to get it on your lashes as I doesn't like to come off of them though.

Swerve is the shade I was most impressed with, I used it to line my upper lash line and I didn't have to pull my eye taught for it to go on smoothly which is very rare for me. It is a relatively thin pencil so I was able to get a quite precise line. It applies super smoothly and is opaque on the first pass. Since using Swerve I haven't picked up my Mac Feline Kohl which I love as well.

I do prefer the Mac for smudging as there is more play time, the Colour Pop one sets a lot faster so it is more difficult to smudge. Though it does wear for longer so it depends on what you are looking for.


Swerve (L), Exit (R)
The packaging is very light and a bit tinny but it is wind up which is a bonus. I don't really like ones that you have to sharpen too much. You do only get 0.2g of products where in a traditional pencil liner you usually get over a gram, Feline is 1.5g. In saying this most wind up liners do tend to have less product.

Overall I think that it is an amazing formula and I will definitely be picking up more colours next time I do a colour pop order. If you haven't found a liner that doesn't tug at your eyes yet this one might be a good option!

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City Color Highlight Trio - Collection 1


Finding a good drugstore highlighter is something that I think is one of the hardest things when it comes to face products. Lots of them are chunky with glitter or just don't pack the punch that I'm looking for. After seeing Desi Perkins use a City Color Highlight in this video I was on the hunt, I couldn't find the exact palette that she used but I thought that I would give this one a try. I bought mine from BeautyJoint.


I have the Collection 1 version which has 3 highlight shades. The first is a quite yellow light gold, it is light enough for me to wear without looking ridiculous which is hard to find in a gold. The other two are quite similar shades, the middle shade is a pretty typical white icy champagne shade that looks almost wet on the skin and the third shade is a pink toned fairly similar to the highlight in the Carli Bybel Palette (post here) but a touch warmer.


All of the shades are pretty finely milled, they do tend to be a little bit powdery but it blends away super easily. In the sunlight they can look the tiniest bit glittery so I do tend to tap my brush off lightly when applying to the center of the face.


The pink shade is of course my favourite of the three and the one I have used the most. I use this shade and the middle shade the same way, over the tops of the cheek bones, above the brows, on the brow bone, cupids bow and inner corners. The gold shade is my least used and I've only used it a couple of times on a more fluffy brush over the whole cheek and temple area to give a golden glow. If you are fair to medium in skin tone this is a great option for a drugstore highlight, they also do a darker trio if you have a deeper skin tone. 
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Mac Finally Free (LE) | Swatches and Review

Mac Finally Free Lipstick
Mac Finally Free is a Cremesheen finish and it is a mid to dark rosy nude shade, with warm undertones. It is a gorgeous shade and applies fairly pigmented with a glossy finish. For me this is the perfect nighttime nude shade, it has the depth for a night look but is still a neutral easy to wear shade.

This shade is the collaboration shade from Mac and Caitlyn Jenner, all of the sale price goes towards the Mac Aids Transgender Initiative which I think is a great cause but it is only available online. It comes in regular Mac lipstick packaging.

L-R: Jordana Tawny Liner, Mac Whirl Liner, Mac Finally Free Lipstick
My favourite way to wear it is with Jordana Easyliner for Lips in Tawny or for a darker look I also like the Mac Whirl Liner underneath.

Overall I definitely think this shade is worth picking up while it is still around, it is for a great cause and is a beautiful shade to add to any collection.

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Current High End Beauty Wishlist


My little bookmarks folder where I store all of my highend wishlist items has become quite a long list, I have been very good at not spending too much lately! But I thought that sharing the top 5 on my wishlist would be quite fun.

Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Palette
This is one of the longest standing in the folder, I have wanted this palette for so long but I always talk myself out of buying it. The shades are all matte and all gorgeous, they are super pigmented and the matte is super inky looking.

Charlotte Tilbury Miranda May
Of all of the Hot Lips range this is the one that caught my eye, it is a gorgeous coral red kind of color and is a matte finish. The swatches of it I've seen look gorgeous.

Hourglass 2016 Holiday Palette
I am SO excited for this palette, I missed out on the palette last year and I am determined to get my hands on this one. The 2016 one has all new shades and has more differentiation on the kinds of products you get.

Chanel Quad 268 Candeur Et Experience
The shades in this quad are super duper gorgeous and it would be perfect for everyday and in the handbag type of applications. The shades are kind of similar to the Kat Von D so I probably can't justify getting both.

Benefit Watts Up
This has been the cream highlight of all cream highlights for years and I haven't yet tried it. I have been loving using Mac Cream Color Base in Luna under my highlights but it does sometimes look a little light on my skin.

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Planner Spread 2016 #4


The main kit I used for this spread is the Celebrate Planner Kit from Hello Petite Paper Co. It is a super pretty kit and you can tell that she put a lot of time and care into creating the kit. Though it is lacking little things bars which is rather annoying.


The little things are from the Ballerina Diaries Kit from Simply Watercolor Co, they tie in nicely with the gold and pink tones.

The test today, makeup brushes and nail polish are from Sweet Kawaii Designs. The money stack is from the Honey Bee Kit.

The little tofu panda on Wednesday is from Stick With Me.


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