Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow review, swatches
and looks.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow.

For the past couple of years, the buzz surrounding Kiko cosmetics has been inescapable.  This affordable Italian based makeup company apparently manufactures products that rival higher-end brands.  Last year while in Italy, my sister was kind enough to bring back some Kiko goodies, sadly those items failed to impress.  So rather than write-off the brand completely, I decided to visit one of their newly constructed free-standing stores and pickup some of their more popular items.  Kiko Long-Lasting Stick Eyeshadows ($12 USD/ 1.64 g) are highly regarded across every blog and YouTube channel in existence.  Will these robust Italian beauties live up to their rep or will their American and French counterparts kick them to the curb?  You’ll see.

Kiko 28 Bright Ivory.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 28 Bright Ivory.

Kiko 04 Golden Chocolate.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 04 Golden Chocolate.

Kiko 06 Golden Brown.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 06 Golden Brown.

Kiko 38 Golden Taupe.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 38 Golden Taupe.

The Pros to Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow:

  1. Amazing color range–32 colors in all.
  2. Formula is smooth and pigmented.
  3. Can be applied with fingers or brushes.
  4. Golden micro shimmers feel undetectable and add a sophisticated radiance to all the colors.
  5. No shimmer fallout.
  6. Layers well without any patchiness.
  7. Darker colors do not leave a stain on the skin when removed.
  8. Dries down within a minute, enough time to devise a shape.
  9. Cream stick design is travel-friendly and fits in the smallest of handbags.
  10. Kiko free-standing store (in the Queens Mall) is immaculate with the friendliest staff.
  11. Manufactured without parabans and mineral oil.
  12. Made in Italy.

The Cons to Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow:

  1. Colors 04, 06, 38 do not last 8 hours–rather only 4-6 hours over a primerWHAT!!
  2. Darker colors are prone to fading and/or flaking–(perhaps topping these off with powder eyeshadow will help, but that would seriously defeat the intent of these types of eyeshadows.)
  3. Not ideal for hooded and/or oily lids.
  4. When fully dried, colors flake off if you accidentally touch your eye.
  5. Colors do not last well on the waterline–maximum 35 minutes.
Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 28 Bright Ivory, 04 Golden Chocolate, 06 Golden Brown, 38 Golden Taupe.

  • #28 Bright Ivory is a beautiful beige/pink matte base color with the finest golden pearl scattered throughout.  Out of all four colors this is my favorite–very pretty when applied under my winged liner (see look #2 below).  Over a primer, this one lasts quite well compared to the others.
  • #04 Golden Chocolate is a gorgeous milk chocolate-brown with the smoothest golden shimmers.  When I swatched this in store, I thought I found gold.  When applied on the upper lid, the effect is enchanting–sadly, this color lasts full strength for four hours before starting to fade.
  • #06 Golden Brown is a unique combo of gold and bronze.  The metallic finish is quite soft, however this too suffers from fading on the upper lid.  When used on the lower lash line, the lasting power is greatly improved.
  • #38 Golden Taupe is too gorgeous for words.  The mauve/brown based color is perfectly accompanied by the beautiful golden shimmers.  Sadly, this too fades when worn on the mobile lid–another color relegated for lower lash line use.
Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow ingredient list.

  • In my experience, these sticks are nowhere near the quality of my beloved Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Trish McEvoy, and Mally Eyeshadow Sticks.  Oddly enough, all of these companies manufacture these types of eyeshadow sticks in Italy, however I can only presume due to licensing deals and such, each company must produce slight variations of the formula.  The Kiko formula clearly has some ingredient(s) omitted that prevents the color from lasting as long as the other brands mentioned.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow Looks:

**NYX Eyeshadow Primer was used for all the following looks** 

Kiko 38 Golden Taupe

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 38 Golden Taupe all over the mobile lid.

  • For the above look, #38 Golden Taupe was applied over the mobile lid.  Mac Uninterrupted was placed in the crease and socket bone. #06 Golden Brown was applied over MAC Uninterrupted on the lower lash line.  Bobbi Brown Taupe Eyeshadow Stick (reviewed here) was applied on the lower waterline.
  • This simple look was completed in a matter of minutes.  So pleased was I with the results, I immediately began planning another trip to get more colors.  However, by day’s end, my joy quickly turned to disappointment when faced with faded eyeshadow.
Kiko 28 Bright Ivory, 04 Golden Chocolate, and 06 Golden Brown used.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 28 Bright Ivory, 04 Golden Chocolate, and 06 Golden Brown used.

  • For the above look, #28 Bright Ivory was placed all over the mobile lid and blended.  #04 Golden Chocolate was applied (with a brush) along the lash line and blended up with my Shu Uemura #10 brush.  #06 Golden Brown was applied over MAC Uninterrupted on the lower lash line.  Bobbi Brown Taupe Eyeshadow Stick was applied on the lower waterline.
  • Admittedly, this is one of my favorite looks.  Even my husband commented on how flattering the warm golden tones appeared against my brown eyes.  I was in complete euphoria, until six hours later when I noticed #04 Golden Chocolate faded into oblivion.
  • The silver lining was #28 Bright Ivory held up remarkably well–I would recommend this color wholeheartedly.
Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 28 Bright Ivory, 04 Golden Chocolate, and 06 Golden Brown.

  • For the above look, #28 Bright Ivory and #06 Golden Brown were mixed together (straight from the stick) and applied on the mobile lid.  #04 Golden Chocolate was placed on the outer corners and blended with my fingers. #06 Golden Brown was applied over MAC Uninterrupted on the lower lash line–see outcome below.

**photos taken in the evening in my dimly lit bathroom.**

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 28 Bright Ivory, 04 Golden Chocolate, and 06 Golden Brown after seven hours.

Photo taken in the evening of Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 28 Bright Ivory, 04 Golden Chocolate, and 06 Golden Brown after seven hours.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow after seven hours.

Photo taken at night of Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow 28 Bright Ivory, 04 Golden Chocolate, and 06 Golden Brown after seven hours.

  • This time around, I was mentally prepared to take an “after” photo.  On this day, New York was a scorching 91 degrees, to make matters even more challenging, I was confined to a humid pool environment for two hours (duration of my sons’ diving practice).  Granted, these conditions are not your typical everyday events; however, what better way to test a product’s “8 hour, no-transfer, long-lasting” claim?
  • The above photo clearly shows significant fading–with #04 Golden Chocolate being the greatest offender.  Even though I have deep-set eyes, the outer corners of my eye rubs up against my protruding socket bone throughout the day–the area that usually show the most eyeshadow wear. Notice how my outer “v” color looks as if it is peeling away.  Those tiny dark specs are not mascara, rather flaking eyeshadow–not cute and a total deal breaker.

**Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadows can be found at Kikocosmetics.com or any one of their free-standing stores (visit the location page on their website to find a store near you).**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadows are not as fabulous as I was expecting. The only color suitable for my needs is #28 Golden Beige; the rest will either be given away or used strictly for the lower lash line.  In this one instance, I am reminded of a wise old adage I should have carefully heeded:  If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”  Need I say more?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick review.

Mally Beauty Topaz

In keeping with the whole budge-proof eye makeup theme, I decided to branch out to another brand and sample Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick ($25 USD/1.6g).  This dazzling coppery/bronze shade was just as impressive as my other shadow sticks.  In light of this positive outcome, the only dilemma I’m now facing is what color to purchase next.   🙂  I hope you enjoy.

Mally Topaz Shadow Stick

Mally Topaz

Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick swatch unblended and blended.

  • Mally Beauty Topaz’s formula possesses the same outstanding endurance, color intensity, and creaminess as all of the other shade sticks in my collection.  For reference I own Laura Mercier Caviar Stick ($28) (reviewed here and here), Trish McEvoy 24-Hour Eyeshadow ($32) and Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow ($34).  Funny enough, each contain the same amount of product (1.6 g) and all are manufactured in Italy–perhaps from the same magical region in the same enchanted factory.  🙂

Mally Topaz

  • Other than the price, the only discernible differences between the lines is the packaging and the setting time.  Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow is more shimmery than all the others (similar Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Sticks) and sets almost immediately.  Laura Mercier Caviar Stick has more concentrated pigment and sets within one minute.  Trish McEvoy 24-Hour Eyeshadow is super creamy and sets within ten seconds.
  • For all intents and purposes, these shadow sticks are made to withstand humidity and oily lids.  The lasting power of Topaz, to quote Mally herself, is indeed “Bullet-proof.”  Once Topaz sets (less than 30 seconds) it does not budge–so work fast my friends.
  • To ensure optimal performance, I religiously apply my NYX Primer (reviewed here) prior to eyeshadow application.  This method gives me over 12 hours of wear without any creasing, fading or transfer.
  • Due keep in mind, Topaz’s blendability (as with all shadow sticks) is somewhat compromised when applied over a primer, especially in the crease area.  Based on my arm swatches, which required some serious scrubbing to remove, I’m sure Topaz would perform brilliantly on its own.
  • Despite the phenomenal wear, evening removal is unbelievably effortless with my dual action makeup remover.

Mally Topaz Shadow Stick

  • This color does not contain any large shimmer particles, however the sophisticated metallic finish is evident when worn opaquely.  Topaz would look striking against all eye colors.  The complex fiery copper tones bring out the amber hues of brown eyes, the golden warmth of green and hazel eyes and the brightening cool tones of blue eyes.
  • For the above photo, Topaz was applied opaquely all over the lid area and lower lash line.  Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick was added lightly to the outer corner and paired with Guerlain Liquid Liner in 02 Bleu Outremer.  LM Khaki Caviar Stick was added to the inner waterline as a finishing touch.
Mally Topaz

Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick worn on the lower lash line.

  • Should you find the intensity of this color not suitable as a lid color, Topaz looks beautiful when blended on the lower lash line; the warm tone adds a certain radiance to any eye look.  I prefer to apply the color straight from the tube, blending out the pigment quickly and adding an accompanying powder eyeshadow on top for added dimension.
  • For the above photo, Kjaer Weis Magnetic Eyeshadow (reviewed here) was applied to the mobile lid. Topaz was added to the lower lash line and blended out with a small amount of MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow.
  • Also worth mentioning, all of my shadow sticks, with the exception of Chanel Stylo, seems to have dislodged from their bases. Perhaps the creamy formula coupled with pressure during application causes the stick to break off. To salvage the situation, I simply place the stick back into position and gently press down. This seems to hold in place for a few more uses before the stick shifts again. Regardless, I still love these types of shadows and cannot help but want more colors.

Mally Topaz Shadow Stick.

Ingredient List for Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Titanium Dioxide, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax

May Contain: Lecithin, Tocopheryl, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid

**Mally Beauty offers 23 colors in the Evercolor Shadow Stick line and can be found at Beauty.com, mallybeauty.com, QVC.com**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would state the obvious, Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick is just as richly pigmented, blendable, creamy and long-lasting as any other shade stick on the market.  The packaging may not excite the masses, however, as any after-school special would pontificate–it’s what’s inside that matters.  🙂 Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy. 

-Maria

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Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks review and photos.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks.

As predicted, my urge to purchase more Caviar Sticks has come to fruition.  Based on the recommendation of so many Caviar Stick fans, my latest indulgence lead me straight to Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks ($28 USD/1.64 g).  These dreamy, creamy duos have proven, I need to invest in the whole Caviar Stick Color Line–well not all at once.  🙂  I hope you enjoy.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa swatches.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks swatches.

  • As stated in my last review of Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold (here) these Caviar Sticks do not budge (over my NYX Primer) once they set.  These make obvious choices for all day events, special occasions (hello weddings), hot weather and oily eye lids.
  • Both colors glide on bare skin beautifully, but Cocoa seemed to feel slightly more velvety than Grey Pearl. 
  • As usual, I apply these Caviar Sticks over my NYX Proof-It Primer (reviewed here).  Although this amazing base keeps eyeshadows in place all day, the drier primer formula immediately locked Cocoa into place, making blending a bit more challenging, primarily in the crease area.  A little patience and a soft brush (Chikuhodo Z-5) eventually resolved the issue. 
Laura Mercier Grey Pearl.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl Caviar Stick.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks.

  • Grey Pearl is described as a “mauve-grey with hidden pearl.”  I would say this description is quite accurate; however on me, the color morphed into a soft lavender hue.
  • The delicate “silver pearl” in the formula is definitely brightening, but not overdone.  Against my olive skin and warm brown eyes the shade was a surprising contrast.  This is not to say I did not like the color, in fact, I found the contrasting cool tone of Grey Pearl paired surprisingly well with the rich warmth of Cocoa.
  • Grey Pearl would look spectacular against blue, green and hazel eyes.  Not since my adolescent obsession with Linda Carter as Wonder Woman, have I desired blue eyes so badly. 🙂
  • For the above look, Grey Pearl was applied all over the mobile lid, with Cocoa lightly blended in the crease, on the lower lash line, and waterline.  A light dusting of this warm hue was also introduced across the upper lash line (blended out with my Billy B #12 brush).  This look stayed in perfect condition for 12 hours.
Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick.

Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick.

Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick.

Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick.

Laura Mercier Cocoa.

Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick.

  • Cocoa definitely suits my coloring and needs to a “T.”  The “rich walnut brown” color contains the finest, most delicate red and bronze pearl–a crucial feature that keeps this rich brown from looking flat and ordinary.
  • Regardless of the subtlety of the pearl, Cocoa’s rich warmth is the stand-out feature.  This color is sure to be a staple in anyone’s collection.
  • Cocoa can be used with the greatest of ease to create the fastest smokey eye–EVER.  For the above look, simply take Cocoa across the lid.  Apply the color on the waterline and lower lash line (I added a bronze shade on top).  Add a contrasting shade in the crease (MAC Uninterrupted) and apply a matte flesh color (MUFE M-512) to accentuate the brow bone and blend out any harsh edges. To finish-off the look, add a black liner (Guerlain Liquid Liner) to the upper lash line, an inner corner highlight of your choice (LM Rosegold) and some mascara.
  • All colors remained in perfect condition for a solid 13 hours without any creasing, transfer or fading.
  • Clearly, this is another shade that would make lighter eye colors really POP!!  I think I need to invest in some color contacts just to prove my point.  🙂

Ingredient list for Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks:

Grey Pearl: Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica (Ci 77019), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid. May Contain (+/-)Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Cocoa: Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica (Ci 77019), Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid. May Contain (+/-)Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

**Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks come in 23 shades, are made in Italy and can be found at Sephora, SaksFifthAvenueSpaceNK, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Lauramercier.com**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would state the obvious, Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks are wonderful additions to my growing Caviar Stick family.  Depending on your tastes and needs, the 23 color options makes it ease to wear each color separately or mixed to create a unique color onto itself.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

Makeup and Jewelry Details and direct links:

  1. Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro in 2 Wenge Wood (here).
  2. NYX Proof-it Eyeshadow base (here).
  3. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rosegold used as a facial and inner corner highlighter (here).
  4. Guerlain Liquid Liner (here).
  5. Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer used over Cocoa on the lower lash line (here).
  6. Laura Mercier Ritual Bronzer (here).
  7. Kjaer Wies Cream Blush in Abundance (here).
  8. CoverFX Custom Drops G40 (2 drops) with G60 (1 drop) mixed with NYX Shine Killer Primer (here and here).
  9. Sephora Collection Color Lip Last in 04 Brown is Back with Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Audace (here and here).  
  10. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (here).
  11. Jennifer Meyer Leaf Earrings (here).

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold review and photos.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks ($28 USD/1.64g) have been on my must-buy list for the longest time.  The creamy texture, unique color selection and amazing durability are just a few of their fantastic features.  So enamored was I with these sticks, three colors were purchased in succession all in one week.  If I were to consult my Magic 8 Ball regarding the possibility of acquiring the other colors in the line, it would most assuredly read, “Without a doubt,” or “Yes. Definitely,” or “Outlook Good”–you get the point.  🙂  I hope you enjoy.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Swatches

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Swatches:
Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold.

Laura Mercier Sandglow.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Sandglow.

  • Right off the bat, I can declared Sandglow is my favorite color of the lot.  This patina gold color would look outstanding against any skin tone and eye color.  As the name would imply, Sandglow does indeed leave a radiant finish on the lids.
  • Sandglow applied beautifully over my NYX primer (reviewed here) with minimal effort and blended out with the greatest of ease.  I prefer to use my ring finger to smooth out the edges, but a synthetic brush would accomplish the task just as well.
  • The bullet-proof formula wore well for a 13 hour day without any fading, creasing or smudging–ideal for those with oily lids, hooded and deep set eyes.
  • Burberry Pale Barley and MAC Patina are similar in color, but not as rich, pigmented or long-lasting as Sandglow.
Laura Mercier Khaki.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Khaki.

  • Khaki was another hit in my book.  This deep olive-green/brown hue proved to be too dramatic as an all over lid color; however, this dark horse looked beautiful as an outer “v” color, especially when paired with Sandglow.
  • This gem also worked beautifully on the inner waterline; the long-lasting formula adhered to the damp area nicely and stayed in place all day with minimal fading at the outer corners.
  • Even more impressive, was the lack of build-up (aka: gook) in the inner tear duct area throughout the day.  If you are someone desperately seeking  a formula that could endure the waterline area, consider these Caviar Sticks for the job.
Laura Mercier Rosegold.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rosegold.

  • Rosegold is exactly as the name describes.  At first, I dismissed this eyeshadow as too warm and metallic for my liking, but I have since discovered this makes a fantastic cheek highlighter.
  • I applied the color directly on my ring finger and blended the pigment on to the tops of my cheekbones–the sophisticated finish was better than some of my powder highlighters.
  • The portability of these sticks makes for quick and convenient touch-ups–but then again, once these puppies set, they do not budge.
Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in Sandglow and Khaki in action.

  • For the above photo, Sandglow was applied to the mobile lid, with Khaki in the outer corner and waterline.  Kjaer Weis Magnetic Eyeshadow (reviewed here) was applied to the crease and lower lash line.  MAC Sweet As Cocoa Blush was also used lightly over Magnetic for the lower lash line. Guerlain Black Liquid Liner was used to line the upper lash line with Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (reviewed here).
  • Should such a dramatic look not suit your lifestyle, these eyeshadows can be applied sheerly or opaquely to satisfy every taste and need.
Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks

Full face wearing Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold.

  • For the above photo, the eyeshadow colors remained the same, with the exception of Rosegold used as a facial highlighter on the upper cheekbones.  The effect was certainly luminous, but not in an obnoxious way.  As mentioned many times over, the results (on the eyes and face) lasted all day without any issues whatsoever.
  • Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks are made in Italy and come in 23 colors.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks Ingredient List:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica (Ci 77019), Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid. May Contain (+/-)Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides).

**Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks can be found at Sephora, SpaceNK, Macys, Nordstrom, LauraMercier.com**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks are worth every hard-earned penny my Sephora gift card incurred 🙂  The longevity, color payoff, ease of use, portability, and smooth consistency are making it difficult to take powder eyeshadows seriously.  Do I recommend these eyeshadow sticks?  My trusty Magic 8 Ball concurs–“Signs point to-YES.”  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

Other makeup used:

  1. Cover FX Custom Drops in G40 (2 drops) and G60 (1 drop) mixed with NYX Shine Killer Primer (here and here).
  2. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer Medium (here).
  3. Giorgio Armani 10 Beige Sheer Blush (discontinued).
  4. Sephora Collection Lip Last in 04 Brown is Back topped with Chanel Gloss 20 Audace (here and here).

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.