Wet ‘N Wild’s Perfect Pair: Passion Plum

I got a chance, last week, to make a trip to KMart. They don’t have any Kmart stores South of downtown Denver, which is where I live. And, it’s a bit of a haul to go there now.  I haven’t been shopping at a KMart in over a year, so I was excited to check everything out. After spending (quite) some time checking out the clothing department, I made my way to the makeup.

Besides getting several elf products that I have only found at KMart, I did pick up this Wet ‘n Wild duo lip product…

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Wet ‘n Wild’s Perfect Pair is a lip liner and lipstick all in one. That eliminates me needing to dig in a separate organizer to find a matching liner to work with the lipstick choice of the day. So, I’m saving precious morning moments, right there.

This all-in-one is called ‘Passion Plum’.  Or, as it is numbered at the bottom of the liner cap ‘123’. I couldn’t find the name on the package, itself. But it was on the safety wrap…

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This two-in-one doesn’t need sharpening so, I can throw it in my purse and leave it in there forever…

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We are, finally, getting into the hot season for Colorado. Yep, it’s over 80 degrees! But, it feels like 74 degrees to me after 4 Summers in Orlando. I mean, THIS is what Summers are SUPPOSED to feel likeahhhhhh!!! Nevertheless, I may pare back my eye and face makeup during the hot days, but I can still pull off a pretty look with a lipstick that takes all the attention. And ‘Passion Plum’ makes it so effortless!…

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Both the liner and the lipstick glide on without a bit of tugging. I do use a lip primer (for this swatch, it’s elf’s) and got hours of wear. No migration of color either. The lipstick isn’t tacky or drying. In fact, I found it to be very moisturizing which is something my lips need.

This isn’t the first time I have purchased Wet ‘N Wild’s Perfect Pair lipstick. I have three of their other colors so I knew that this one was going to be a champ. And for $3.50, getting a liner with a lipstick, that makes for sweet Summer success.

Have you tried any of the Perfect Pair lip colors yet? Which one is your favorite?

GOSH Cosmetics: Swatches Of My Recent Purchase

Do you know someone that will purchase an item and then sit on it, not use it? If you don’t, you do now. That’s what I tend to do. My reasoning is that I don’t want to spoil the newness. As long as I don’t use it, hey, it’s still new, right? Well, that’s how I feel whether it makes sense or not.

There is one thing that I have found that helps me and that is capturing that newness, the unspoiled feeling and, that is with photography. I can take a ton of photos of a newly purchased item and savor it forever. Yes, it sounds demented but I promise, it doesn’t go any further than that!

In the last post, I talked about that lemming feeling for Gosh products. I have never heard of them until I started beauty blogging. And after reading posts upon posts about how great Gosh polishes are, I knew I would have to get some when it showed up at Walgreens.

Funny thing is, I didn’t even purchase any polish. I got these instead…

One lip liner, two eyeliners, and one quad eyeshadow. Let me do some so-and-tell of each.

First, is the eyeshadow quad. If I remember correctly, the store only had 3 color choices. There was this purple, a brown and a black/grey set. This purple set is a neutral purple too…

The shades are only a bit bolder than what I could capture in a photo so, here are some other light sources to get a better idea…

A close look of these powders and there are very complex shimmers going on…

This palette came with a transparent instruction sheet…

When I swatched these, I became unimpressed. These were not very pigmented, in my opinion…

The above photo is in very non-direct light. I turned away from the window (natural light) and this is where the colors show up to their fullest. Not too full, I think. I haven’t worn the shadows yet. Maybe they play better with a shadow primer. I’ll check that out. The palette cost $18.

Next are the two eyeliners I picked up. I was able to use testers at the store and that is, actually, what made it hard for me to choose. Since they are $15 each, I limited myself to just two…

Seriously, could I NOT get this green?…

And, I DID wear this green liner today. Yes, indeed, I did! The best way I can explain the applicator is that it’s like the elf liquid eyeliner but, the tip is slightly flexible; not ridged…

Now, I LOVE the pigmentation of these!…

Wouldn’t you love to have nail polishes in those shades! As I mentioned, I wore the green liner today. I found it super easy to apply and it didn’t budge all day long. Lovely!!!

I also wore, today, the lip liner I purchased…

Since I only have 7 (to the 18th power) lip liners, I chose a neutral shade as I don’t really have a ton of them like I do pink and plum…

This liner glides on; it’s super creamy. And, I didn’t just line my lips, I filled in my lips with this liner. Since I had a bold eye look today, I tamed down the lips and used this liner with an elf glitter gloss over it…

My shadows are a mixture of an elf palette and a shimmery palette from Forever 21. I don’t have the gloss on yet, so this is just the liner used as a lipstick. I used Kleancolor brow palette, Physician’s Formula pressed mineral foundation and an elf blush. And my shirt is my Christmas Hello, Kitty t-shirt.

What do you think of the Gosh products I purchased? Does this encourage you to purchase some too?