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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fall Beauty Swap Product Review

It has been fun to finally get back in the Beauty Swap swing of things! It makes me so excited to see all of our swappers receiving packages in the mail and showing off their new products. If you haven't checked out the #ccbeautyswap hashtag on Instagram be sure to do so. And keep checking back this week as our swappers link up and review their products.

I was paired up with Taylor Truckey of Michigan. I think Taylor and I's paths first crossed on Twitter. She is a make-up lover herself, and often posts beauty tips on her blog College Girl Ag World. Taylor and I both have a love of bold lip color and she spoiled me with the perfect products.


Taylor's package included lots of fun items, but these are the five that I have dove right into. 

1. I have been noticing the It Cosmetics line lately at Ulta. This cc cream is different than my Stila or MAC cc cream as it definitely has more coverage, while still being really hydrating. I also like that it has an SPF of 50. Taylor has been wearing it herself and recommends wearing it over a primer. 

2. I was so excited to receive brush #115 from the It Cosmetics line. I can not get over how soft this brush is. Even my husband couldn't believe how soft it was. It is perfect to use with the cc cream or my MAC foundation to give an airbrush look. 

3. I was first introduced to the EOS Lip Balm through the inaugural Beauty Swap. I love the lip balm and was very excited to receive the hand cream. Our dishwasher recently broke so this has been perfect for my dry hands. 

4. Both of these lipsticks are from NYX. Which I've seen at both my drug store and Ulta. It is also a relatively inexpensive line of make-up, and I'll admit I have passed it up probably due to that. Call my a make-up snob I guess. However, the lipstick on the right the NYX Matte is amazing! It wears fantastic, and I like the rich color. The lipstick on the left is part of the NYX Simply Red collection. This lipstick also wears great, and has a rich glossy color. 


This is me wearing the NYX Matte lipstick in Merlot.

If you are interested in participating in the swap follow the Crystal Cattle Blog or Facebook page as I'll be sending out information the middle to end of November. And thank you to Ashley of Messy Kennedy for helping me host the swap. 

10 comments:

  1. It looks like you got a great Beauty Swap box! Taylor really does know her makeup :) I will have to look closer at NYX. I am guilty of bypassing it because of the price too.

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    1. They have great blushes too! I've only tried their lipsticks and blushes, I found out about them from @codywren on Instagram. She's a fellow Michigan gal!

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  2. Your four products highlighted look fun! I'll have to try that CC cream...I like one with extra coverage. Thanks again for hosting the swap!

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  3. That It Cosmetics brush is amazing!! I use it to do my contouring and just love it! I'm generally not a 'lip girl', I tend to focusing on my playing up my eyes, but I'm going to have to look a little harder at lipsticks/stains because you make them look great!

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    1. I need to get better at contouring so I will have to remember that.

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  4. Thank you so much for hosting this swap. I'm a first timer and hope I don't miss the chance to participate again. This has been a blast! I have heard so many wonderful things about the It Cosmetics brushes. I've pasted them up even though in store they feel amazing. I might just have to bite the bullet and buy one. I'm a sucker for a soft brush. NYX and Maybelline are my favorite drug store brands. It seems like NYX products are a great quality for the price. I like there lip products, blushes and jumbo eye pencils for under eyeshadows.
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    1. I've definitely going to start looking at NYX more. Ulta often has buy one, get one 50% off sales.

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  5. thank you so much for hosting this great event!!! I am so excited to be apart of it and meet my partner from Montana! I learned so much and I can't wait to look for the It Cosmetics and try them out. I am always on the hunt for new lines and what they have to offer. I have to say I love all the products my partner sent and love using them. (3decadesin.blogspot.com)

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  6. This was my first #ccbeautyswap, but hopefully not my last! I hit the jackpot with the products I received from @katpinke. I received Its a 10 leave in hair treatment (addicted to this one), Smashbox eye shadow trio in great fall colors, Smashbox lid primer, Purpose facial cleanser, Morning Mint body butter and Almay eye makeup remover pads. Everything I've tried so far is great. Thanks for hosting!!

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