Smashbox Insta-Matte Review & Demo

SmashBox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer promises to instantly transform your cream lipsticks into a plush, balmy matte. The question is, does it work…and can we dupe the effect with another product? Watch my video to find out.

While the effect can be duped by using a clear dimethicone-based primer, I still prefer Insta-Matte because it’s a bit thicker, and the texture is better, plus I know it’s lipsafe. With that being said, you can certainly grab a primer of the right texture and try it out! I also want to mention I did some additional experimenting with this. I tried it as a lipstick primer and it was a bust- the lipstick sort of slide over it but didn’t go on. I then tried it over some already-matte lipsticks I have that have hard, dry textures (read: Melt Cosmetics). The smoothing balmy feel of this made the lipstick look more velvety, and my lips much more comfortable. I’m really happy I picked this up, thank you for suggesting this!



Manny MUA X Makeup Geek Palette Tutorial

Hello Guys & Dolls! I was so excited to sit down and have some makeup playtime with the new Manny MUA X Makeup Geek Palette! I love how there are intense colors, but also warm neutrals that will flatter anyone- even those of us with very pale skin! I filmed this makeup tutorial a little bit different, let me know what you think in the comments and if you love this Palette’s Sailor Moon theme you might enjoy my Sailor Moon Series Tutorials.







Makeup & Brushes Used
MAC Painterly Paint Pot –
Manny Mua Palette –
MAC 217 Brush –
Baby Face Eyeshadow
Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Brush –
Mars Eyeshadow – Manny MUA Palette
Sonia Kashuk Crease Brush –
Aphrodite Eyeshadow – Manny MUA Palette
Milani Espresso Line Shadow Eyez –
Sonia Kashuk Shader Brush –
Steampunk Eyeshadow –
MAC 239 Brush –
I’m Peachless Eyeshadow –
Ve’s Favorite Brush #32 –
Milani Almond Cream Shadow Eyez –
MAC 228 Eyeshadow Brush –
Phantom Eyeshadow –
Wayne Goss 20 Brush –
Artemis Eyeshadow – Manny Palette
MAC 252 Eyeshadow Brush –
Bio Derma SensiBio –
Kiehls Super Fluid –
Urban Decay Naked Skin 1.0 –
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Opal –
Beauty Blender Sponge –
NYX Gotcha Covered Ivory & Light –
Sigma F75
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder –
Wayne Goss 00 Brush
NYX Taupe Blush (original) –
Real Techniques 301 Brush –
Milani Brow Tint Pen Natural Taupe –
Urban Decay Brow Definer Dark –
Precision Q Tips –
Colourpop Stomper Liner –
Bdellium Tools 762 –
Make Up For Ever Ink Liner –
MAC 208 Brush –
Sigma E65 Brush –
Makeup Geek Insomnia – Manny MUA Palette
Rainbow Lash Curler – Walgreens
Make Up For Ever Smoky Stretch Lash –
Kiss Lily Lashes –
Makeup Geek Infatuation and Rendezvous Blush
Real Techniques Powder Brush –
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting lip 10 –

Le Blush Qui | The Blush Tag | Makeup Favorites

Hello Blushettes! Get ready for the Blush Tag! I love ta makeup favorites video with a theme- any excuse to geek out with makeup and qualify why I love certain products. Think of this as the academy awards of Blush.

Hello Blushettes! Get ready for the Blush Tag! I love a makeup favorites video with a theme- any excuse to geek out with makeup and qualify why I love certain products. Think of this as the academy awards of Blush.

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The Blush Tag!

1. Best Packaging
2. Prettiest Color
3. Most Pigmented
4. Everyday Blush
5. Party Blush
6. Regret Purchasing
7. Least Used
8. Most Used/ Would Never Let Go Of
9. Favorite Blush Brand
10. Greatest Blush Discovery of the last year
11. Most Practical
12. Least Practical
13. Most Expensive
14. Least Expensive


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What’s Your Valentine’s Day Style?

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon

Colourpop Dance Party

colourpop Dance Party

Curling Iron
Denman Brush
Chi Hairspray

Colourpop Cop a Feel
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon
Urban Decay Perversion 24/7
Colourpop Dance Party
Colourpop Cry Baby & Piggy Back
Makeup Geek Daydreamer
Blinc Mascara Amplified
House Of Lashes Pixie Luxe
Kat Von D Tatto Liner
Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette
Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
Kat Von D LUV
Gwen Stefani UD Firebird
KVD Mad Max Brown


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I’m Cora, a Makeup Artist and Stylist based in the SF Bay Area. For years I’ve cultivated a reputation on Youtube for being a reliable source for the best beauty products, application techniques, and plus size personal style. Eccentric beauty is my passion and I’ve made it my life’s work to celebrate beauty outside the box.

My Philosophy is that life it short, so buy the lipstick, wear the dress, dance the dance, and be vintage or tacky, just be your own kind of beautiful.

FTC-GwynnieBee sponsored this video. I only work with brands I love and trust; All thoughts and views expressed are always honest and 100% based on my own experience.

Gwen Stefani Pin Up- Full Face Makeup Tutorial

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Brown Dip Brow
Urban Decay Primer Potion
ColourPop Cop A Feel
Gwen Palette Stark, Skimp, Zone and Anaheim
Make Up For Ever Liquid Liner
R & L Brow Brush
Hourglass Veil Primer
MUFE Ultra HD R210 & R250
Smashbox Primer Water
R&L Buffer
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Neutral Medium
MAC Rose Radiance Highlight
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
OCC Feathered Pencil
Stretchex Mascara
Tweezerman Rose Gold Lash Curler
House of Lashes Pixie Luxe
HOL Glue
Japonesque Lash Applicator
Gwen Blush Palette Lo-Fi, Easy and Angel
Rock Steady Lipliner
Rock Steady Lipstick
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish
Sonia Kashuk Large Angled Brush- discontinued 🙁

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