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Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet

Can we talk about how spoiled ya girl is?

Burberry sent me four complimentary products, including two shades from their new Liquid Lip Velvet line. I’ve never tried Burberry because—let’s be real—my budget doesn’t exactly leave room for trying high-end products on a whim (GOALS though, am I right?).

But these products came into my life and swept me off my feet. Hear exactly how below.

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet | I Think It's Ashley

Left to right: Burberry Lip Definer Lip Shaping Pencil No. 07 Bright Plum, Liquid Lip Velvet No. 49 Bright Plum, Liquid Lip Velvet No. 05 Fawn, Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen No. 01 Nude Radiance

They sent me four products: the Lip Definer Lip Shaping Pencil in No. 07 Bright Plum, Liquid Lip Velvet in No. 49 Bright Plum, Liquid Lip Velvet in No. 05 Fawn and the Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen in No. 01 Nude Radiance.

The first thing I tried was the Liquid Lip Velvet in the shade Fawn. I pulled it out and threw it into my bag to apply at work. As soon as I did, I fell in love. I had previously picked up the NYX Lip Lingerie in the shade Bedtime Flirt because I wanted a nude matte liquid lipstick. Sadly, it was way too drying for me to ever want to wear.

Burberry’s Liquid Lip Velvet is this perfect whipped cream formula that’s super pigmented and matte—but a creamy matte that won’t shrink wrap your lips and highlight every crack.

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet | I Think It's Ashley

Left to right: Liquid Lip Velvet No. 05 Fawn, Liquid Lip Velvet No. 49 Bright Plum, Burberry Lip Definer Lip Shaping Pencil No. 07 Bright Plum, Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen No. 01 Nude Radiance

Fawn is a great everyday nude shade for my lips, which are more brown tone. Bright Fawn is amazing…and I mean amazing. A perfect purple look-at-me-but-not-too-hard shade. It’s not very dark so it’s not a goth purple. Think, “I drank way too much red wine and my lips show it.” But in a good way.

I only had minimal, basically negligible feathering wearing the Bright Plum Liquid Lip Velvet on its own, and only had to reapply once (after lunch) throughout a 9-hour work day. The next night I applied the lip liner first. It looks great on its own, I experienced no feathering when I wore it with the Liquid Lip Velvet on top, and it DOES NOT BUDGE. Like, I couldn’t get the swatch off my arm without scrubbing rullll hard.

The Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen is shimmery and glitter-free. It looks dewy and has a satiny, moisture-rich finish. I’ve only tried it on the tops of my cheekbones, but I’m interested to see how it holds up on my cupid’s bow, brow bone, etc.

I don’t buy high-end product on the reg, but I can definitely see why it can be worth it. The combination of deep pigmentation, staying power and a non-drying formula make these fantastic. My favorite was the Bright Plum Liquid Lip Velvet. I’m all for deep lip colors that I don’t have to worry about throughout the day.

TLDR;

  • Love the awesome pigmentation, creamy-yet-matte formula and staying power
  • Dislike the price—but yes, it’s miles ahead of anything you’d ever find at the drugstore
  • Favorite product: Liquid Lip Velvet (out at Sephora now if you want to treat yo’self)
  • Would repurchase all four
Have you tried the Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet matte creams, or any other Burberry products? Let me know in the comments below, I’m dying to hear about what else I’ve been missing out on!

Ciao for now,

Ashley

Instagram: @imashleykim

Twitter: @imashleykim

Note: I received these products for free for testing purposes. All opinions are my own!

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What’s Your Favorite MAC Lipstick Shade?

I’m curious to know what everyone’s favorite MAC Lipstick shades are!

  I like Viva Glam Rihanna and Syrup, my favorite has to be Ladybug, though! It’s an easy to wear Lustre Red shade. It was my first MAC lipstick and will always be a nostalgic shade. 

Let me know your favorite shades in the comments! Definitely ready to pick up a new color.

And check me out on Instagram to see what other people commented are their favorite shades! I post flatlays, beauty, style, and fashion pics! (Oh, and the occasional food pic…can’t resist 😬)

Instagram: @imashleykim

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Beauty, Food, Haul

Drugstore Haul

When I go to Walgreens to pick up a prescription and my friend asks me to check for something in the cosmetics section… 

 
It was supposed to be an in-and-out trip!!!
However, I was in need of new concealer and I found the new Wet n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray for only $4.99. Can’t beat that!

(The Maybelline Master Prime Blur + Redness Control was $9.49 and the L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Concealer in warm Light/Medium was $10.49.)

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NEW Covergirl Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner Review

 

Covergirl Intensify Me Liner

I recently ran out of the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, which I got as a gift and loved, and needed a new liquid liner. I didn’t want to splurge on an expensive brand so when I heard Trisha Paytas mention the new Covergirl Intensify Me Eyeliner in her September 2015 Favorites video, I had to try it out.

The gimmick with this eyeliner is its shape. It’s thin-ish on its side and thick on the other side, like a paddle. I like the shape of it, although the thin side isn’t thin enough for my taste. It’s intuitive for me to use–with a little twist of the wrist you can make a fast, thick cat eye.

Covergirl Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner (Thick Side)

Covergirl Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner (Thick Side)

That’s sort of where what I like about this liner ends for me. The color isn’t dramatically dark (I bought the color Intense Black) and the liner is really dry and doesn’t run smoothly out of the felt tip.

Covergirl Intensify Me Intense Black

I have oily lids, I sometimes have trouble with liners smudging, and I definitely ran into that problem with this liner. I would have preferred to purchase a waterproof formula but couldn’t find it in either Walgreens or Target (Target sold it much cheaper in the area where I live, by the way).

Covergirl Intensify Me Liquid Liner

Liner on my eyes, not my favorite

Covergirl Intensify Me Liquid Liner

It does make a good thick cat eye, though. I got compliments on it!

Maybe they don’t offer waterproof yet because it is such a new product, but because of the dryness of the felt tip, I wouldn’t purchase this again.

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I’m glad I tried the Covergirl Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner because the tip is a very unique shape but I won’t be finishing this product.

Summary of the Covergirl Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner:

Price: Cheap

Shape: Love the paddle tip, makes a great thick cat eye. Not a good choice for people who like thin tips.

Formula: Not very dark, dries pretty light, smears on my oily eyelids. Does not come out smoothly from the felt tip, comes out dry.

Would I buy again?: No.

Overall Rating: 3/10

Have you tried the Covergirl Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner? What did you think? Any suggestions of what liquid eyeliner I should try next? Let me know in the comments!

-Ashley

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Je T’aime! Summer Makeup Essentials

Summer is a time for playful pinks, carefree corals, and shimmer, shimmer, shimmer. All summer long I’ve been wearing makeup that reminds me of juicy watermelon and pink lemonade. What are your summer makeup essentials?

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Pouch: Forever 21

Lip gloss: Revlon

Lipstick: MAC, Syrup

Blush: Bourjois Paris, Lilas d’Or

Eyeshadow Palette: The Blushed Nudes by Maybelline

Mascara: Voluminous False Fiber Lashes by Loreal

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Maybelline Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
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The BLUSHED Nudes Palette From Maybelline!

I am a huge fan of Urban Decay’s Naked Palette, but because of its hefty $50 price tag, I can’t exactly afford to buy all three (plus the new Naked Smokey palette!). I am satisfied with Naked 1 but still had palette envy of Naked 3 with its beautiful shimmery pink shades.

Maybelline Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Luckily, Maybelline has released a very similar collection of colors in The Blushed Nudes. While not all the colors are identical, it is clearly meant to resemble the Naked 3 palette.

Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette

They’re practically even arranged in the same order. Take a look at the Naked 3 Palette above in comparison to The Blushed Nudes palette below. Twinsies?

Maybelline Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

The Blushed Nudes Palette shot in natural daytime light

I haven’t used the Naked 3 palette so I can’t speak to the similarities between the colors, but here is a post comparing the two if you’re interested. What I can say is that the colors are quiet beautiful and great for the spring/summer. They shadows take time to apply because they don’t go on silky smooth and require some effort to apply. The colors may be similar to Naked 3 but the texture is definitively drugstore. But for $9.99 and the number of shades you get, totally worth it.

Maybelline Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

I like palettes because I can travel with them and create a lot of looks from the 12 shades. They even have suggestions of how to wear them on the back. For 1/5 the price of Naked 3, I’d say go for it. The color payoff isn’t wonderful but if you’re willing to work with it, you’ll get more than your money’s worth.

 

Ciao for now,

Ashley

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Valentine’s Day OOTD 021415

20150213-155142.jpgLast Valentine’s Day I was not single but spent the day with a girlfriend in Verona, Italy at the Verona in Love Festival (writing a letter to Juliet, writing a letter as Juliet, and seeing a minute-long kiss fest..uh, gross). Spending the day with Juliet and her bae Romeo was pretty amazing.20150213-155148.jpgThis year, I spent today with another girlfriend, although again, I’m not single (luck just is never on my side with these things).

20150213-155202.jpgWe spent the day at Newport Beach (where are Marissa and Ryan?!), soaking up the sun (be jealous, East Coasters), seeing a pod of dolphins swim by, eating In n’ Out, and drinking wine. So, pretty much perfect.

20150213-155215.jpgAlthough I had no romantic date today (we celebrated a few days early since we knew we wouldn’t be able to on the actual day), this is my Valentine’s Day outfit (description below).

20150213-155220.jpgI bought this dress last year for a wedding but the back lace detailing is so romantic and the jewel blue color is perfect for a candlelit dinner so I think it works perfectly for Valentine’s Day.

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Dress: ASOS

Shoes: Steve Madden

Phone Case: Kate Spade

Eyeliner: Kat Von D ink liner, Trooper

Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam Rihanna (frost red)

Hope you all had a great day today, whether you celebrated Valentine’s Day/Galentine’s Day or not (I don’t particularly care for this day except that I love candy and I love pink hearts…you can find me at the grocery store tomorrow buying discount chocolate!!).

Ciao,

Ashley

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