Friday, February 21, 2014

Haughty Cosmetics

I love discovering and using different brands of makeup, especially when the quality is great and I can achieve beautiful looks and get creative. Today I have a review on some items by Haughty Cosmetics, a brand that offers everything from eye shadow, lip gloss, beauty tools and cute gift sets.


 Pressed Satin Luxury Eye Shadow Quad 
I have quite a bit of eye shadow but when I first touched the smooth velvety texture of these shadows I was impressed! They are highly pigmented and the quality is wonderful. They are also made with vitamin E and are paraben free.

The quads come in pre-designed palettes and you can choose from a variety of color combinations that are suited to different skin tones and eye colors. You also have the option of making your own custom palettes.

The 4 shadows come in an elegant, soft velvet box with the Haughty initial engraved on the top. It also has a large mirror on the inside and the cover is magnetized to protect the shadows.


The palette I chose is called Treat, which is a pink and purple quad. I could not stay away from the vibrant purple and lovely gold. The color swatches on the website are a bit one dimensional and the shadows actually look better in person!



These shades are easy to work with and they don’t crease, they are also long lasting and the palette is great for creating simple yet beautiful looks. Although white is a color used less frequently, it works well as a base or as a matte brow highlight. It is also good for blending and fading out saturated colors. 


Here is a look I created using this palette. On my lips I am wearing the Haughty lip gloss in the color Pull it Together (which is reviewed below). I used the light gold shade on my lids, and the purple in the crease. I darkened up the purple with a black shadow using the Increase your Advantage defining brush (also reviewed below). I used the light pink and the white as a brow highlight which faded the purple nicely. I think the colors look pretty blended together.


This palette retails for $34 and you can find it HERE 

Time for Makeup Brushes!


Increase your Advantage Crease Defining Brush
I have quite a few makeup brushes but I have no idea why I didn't had this brush in my collection! The long bristles and pointed tapered shape is the perfect design for getting into the crease, defining it and applying color precisely where you need it. 


It works well for applying color to the outer v area to achieve a clean shape. It also doubles as a concealer brush, great for concealing spots, acne, discolorations and dabbing product under the eyes and in hard to reach areas. I also like that it is easy to clean, eye shadows wipe right off so I can use it with different colors without having to wash it in-between. The bristles of this brush are very study and great for sharp, neat shadow application.

This is a great brush to have in your collection! It retails for $16 and you can find it HERE 
                                                                                                                                       
Put Your Game Face on Blush Brush
Aside from the cute name this blush brush is the perfect size for sweeping blush onto the cheeks and placing it in the right spot without overdoing it. Since receiving it, there has been no shedding and the bristles are of medium softness and feel comfortable on the skin. I have been using this brush for weeks now and I like the quality of the bristles.

Blending a variety of blush textures is quite easy with this brush. The shape is unique in that the very end is slightly pointed and when turned sideways it is great for contouring the face and getting right under the cheekbones. 

This brush like all other brushes by Haughty Cosmetics is vegan. It retails for $28 you can find it HERE

Perfect Finish Lip Gloss
No review is complete without checking out some lip products. Haughty Cosmetics also sells pretty glosses in 23 fun shades! I had a difficult time choosing colors because I wanted them all! I finally settled on Pull it Together which is a bronze/red hue and the best seller called Celebrate which is an “iridescent fuchsia.”



I found that Pull it Together provided more color while Celebrate had sheer coverage, so the glosses may have different color pay-off depending on the shade. They moisturize the lips with jojoba oil and the added benefit of vitamin E. I also think the packaging and the shades look quite glamorous. I love how shiny they are on the lips and the formula isn't too sticky. 

The long applicator wand is very flexible with the purpose of simplifying application. 


Overall I like the products in this line, especially the eye shadows and I hope Haughty Cosmetics comes out with some creamy lipsticks and some more eye shadow colors soon! The glosses retail for $18 each and you can find them HERE

You can find Haughty Cosmetics on their website at: HaughtyCosmetics.Com
Haughty Cosmetics is also involved in a wonderful cause and 50% of all sales goes to fight domestic violence. 
 You can connect with Haughty Cosmetics on: 

**Disclaimer: These products were provided to me for a sponsored review courtesy of Haughty Cosmetics. All opinions stated in this review are my own and based on my experience with the products. Results may vary based on individual use.**

10 comments:

  1. Hi Erica, I found your blog last year. I just wanted to say thank you... Because of you I started wearing makeup again...I am still learning how to apply makeup properly... I read your review link....I went to MAC store and tested and bought the lickable A43 lipstick and Mac red... they look great on me. Love your website...have a great day,, Do you have a you-tube channel

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    1. Hi Andrea, I am so glad you like my blog. Comments like yours really encourage me to keep blogging so thank you. I am glad to hear you are wearing makeup again and that you found inspiration from what I do.

      Currently I do not have a Youtube channel, other people have asked the same question. I would love to make videos on my reviews, maybe I will start one in the future.

      I hope you continue to stop by my blog and find it helpful. Feel free to leave me questions or comment any time.

      All the best
      -Erica

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  2. Wow..I love the palette n lip glosses. .
    So pretty n loved ur eotd too..

    My recent one : http://www.indianbeautyforever.com/2014/02/real-techniques-core-collection-brushes-review.html?m=1

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  3. Love gold and purple together,lip gloss is great.
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  4. I absolutely love your eye makeup here, it looks amazing and I'm loving the colors you used <3 I really like the palette, it can be used as day or as a night palette and the colors are super pretty :D

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  5. Those eyeshadows look gorgeous and I love the look you did using them! The purple shade is my favorite!

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  6. nice post, thanks for sharing. I like your eye makeup idea.


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  7. love how pigmented the shadows and lipglosses are! Nice post.

    Rozlyn P.

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  8. No one can do eyeshadow like you! The colors are so pretty, you have blended them perfectly and you look gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, so glad you like the look :)

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