Monroe Misfit Makeup | Beauty Blog: August 2017

August 18, 2017

BOXYCHARM takes us to the Beach Please

For August the BOXYCHARM theme is Beach Please, they are totally reading my mind right now. If jetting off to a sandy beach is not an option right now, BoxyCharm at least has us covered with one last beachy makeup lookf for Summer. Last months box was pretty much the best ever, so lets see if they can keep it going this month! ..Spoiler! There is a full size Tarte eyeshadow palette in here. Yep, they brought it again.

BoxyCharm is a subscription box where for $21 mo. they send you 4-5 full size beauty products. Shipping is always free. It's basically the last remaining awesome beauty box worth subscribing to.

Moda Pro 3- Piece Brush Set ($26)
The Moda Pro 3-piece brush set features a pointed blush, chisel blender, and a crease brush. Royal & Langnickel is a line of brushes I have been wanting to try for awhile now so I was happy to get this set. They are super soft! I like that this is a variety of brushes that will actually be useful and not another fan brush.

Bellapierre Waterproof Gel-Eyeliner Ebony ($15)
Creamy, waterproof eyeliner for true definition that lasts all day. This liner glides on smoothly and is formulated with pure minerals, natural waxes, and antioxidants - making them hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types. Having sensitive eyes I appreciate that! This is a nice basic black liner. It glides on easily and can be smudged out. You can't really go wrong with a good black eyeliner so I like when they include these. I always have a back up or one to pass along to a friend if I don't use it for myself.

PUR Pro Eyelashes ($14)
PUR's 3D lashes are handcrafted with the finest luxury silk to provide ultra-lightweight natural looking, fuller lashes. I had no idea PUR made lashes! These look so naturally pretty and voluminous. They also claim you can get 30 wears out of them. That would be pretty amazing!

#GRLPWR Liquid Lipstick ($14.95)
An intensely pigmented liquid lipstick that is life-proof with serious staying power. Okay, so BoxyCharm had to get in ONE instagram photoshopped makeup product in here, but I forgive them because the rest of the box is fantastic. I am not a fan of these terribly drying liquid lipsticks in another basic terracotta mauve shade, but here's another one.

Last but definitely not least...

TARTE Rainforest of the Sea Volume II Palette ($36)
Rainforest of the Sea Vol. II is a crease-free eyeshadow palette with the best-selling creamy powder formula in eight, cool-toned shades.

I am so excited about this palette! Cool-toned shimmering neutrals are my jam. The packaging is beautiful and I love that it's a great size for traveling. Tarte makes such pretty eyeshadows but I often have trouble with their clay formula. I have worn the Rainforest by the Sea II palette every day since it arrived with zero problems. I am so happy this doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes like the other tarte shadows because this palette is gorgeous. These shades will easily take you in to Fall.

Obviously that Tarte palette straight made this months BOXYCHARM. I enjoyed that everything in this box put together makes a complete makeup look. I can't wait to see what September has in store!

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August 10, 2017

Urban Decay Pink is Punk VICE Lipstick Review & Swatches

The HEAT Collection got all of the hype this Summer, but Urban Decay is also turned it up with Pink Is Punk. 10 must-have pink shades of VICE Lipstick. I pretty much always have UD's VICE lipstick on my lips, there just isn't a better lipstick formula or shade range. Make it soft make it loud, I am all about pretty pink lips. Being a cool-toned girl pink is more my go-to than the warm stuff. So let's see how UD rocks out the pink lips!

Urban Decay VICE Lipstick ($17)
Prepare to get hooked. Vice Lipstick comes in a massive lineup of 100 addictive shades and six indulgent finishes—our biggest lineup yet! Our shade range has it all: Bold brights. Dark, sexy shades. Super-versatile neutrals. With so much variety it’ll make your head spin, there’s something for everyone—from new shades to cult favorites you thought you’d never see again.

Vice Lipstick comes in a modernized, luxed-up version of our original lipstick case that looked like a shotgun shell. The faceted gunmetal case has a gold base and debossed lettering. There's a shade-matched label (including the shade name and finish) to make it easy to find the right color within the depths of your bag.

Big Bang, Crank, Firebird, Jilted, Frenemy, Obsessed, PDA, Menace, Phone Call, Psycho

Available in 6 different finishes:
MEGA MATTE: super-intense matte
COMFORT MATTE: our creamiest matte
CREAM: the original: creamy, badass luxury
METALLIZED: cream with a high level of pearl
SHEER: a punch of color with a sheer, shiny finish
SHEER SHIMMER: slightly transparent finish with floating pearl and a smooth texture 

The pigment load in Vice Lipstick is insane! Just one swipe provides an unbelievable laydown of color. And every shade applies smoothly (without dragging or skipping), hugs lips, and feels amazing! The proprietary Pigment Infusion System™ gives the formula its super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion. This creamy formula is loaded with nourishing ingredients.

Big Bang, Crank, Firebird, Jilted, Frenemy, Obsessed

PDA, Menace, Phone Call, Psycho

UD VICE does Pink like a PRO. These are some gorgeous shades! My favorite's are PDA a medium cream pink that is the perfect everyday color to liven up the face. On the bolder side is Menace, a super intense deep fuschia and for Summer I am loving Phone Call. The sheer coral pink lets you tip toe on brights without looking overdone. PSYCHO rounds out my top pinks, the bright rose with blue irridecent micro-sparkle is stunning.

 #lipstickismyvice #UrbanDecay

Urban Decay Pink is Punk and the whole VICE Lipstick collection is available  ($17) at UrbanDecay. com, SEPHORA, Ulta, Nordstrom

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