Sometimes I Stalk Sephulta…..

So sometimes on my work breaks I stalk the “New!” sections at Sephora and Ulta. And sometimes I GASP out loud because I see something spectacular…


NEW Estee Lauder Pure Color Love lipstick in Moon Rock (foil metallic lipstick)

UM, EXCUSE ME but what is this glorious new lipstick called Moon Rock that’s described as a “foil”?!

It appears Ulta has a whole LINE, as in THIRTY, new Estee Lauder lipsticks just for their store. This includes the foil beauty Moon Rock as seen above as well as others that catch my eye like this other foil color…


NEW Estee Lauder Pure Color Love lipstick in Pocket Venus (foil metallic lipstick)


There seems to be four finishes: crΓ©me, matte, pearl, and foil. With thirty colors!!!! As per the Ulta website, they are online starting Valentines Day and in store March 12. My local Ulta doesn’t carry Estee in store (grrrrrr…) but DAAANG I cannot wait for the first swatches and reviews start pouring in! @ my girlΒ Temptalia PLEASE do me a solid and review these πŸ˜‰


What new things have sparked your interested lately?




Monday blues

SoΒ my laptop has had a terrible hard drive failure today which sadly means I’ve lost a bunch of photos I was getting ready to post for this week’s lipstick round-up as well as some EOTDs. WordPress on mobile isn’t the best experience so I’ll be taking a short break as my laptop is being repaired.

I wentΒ to Ulta on my way back from dropping my laptop off for repairs (therapy shopping, am I right?). I totally fell in love with the new UD liquid vice lipsticks. I only purchased Backtalk, since I love that one in the vice cream formula. I’ve been wearing it for the last four hours and so far so good!


Urban Decay Vice liquid matte lipstick swatches

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Lipstick Queen ~ Chinatown Three to Thrill and Hello Sailor Disappointment

Happy Saturday! Despite being overjoyed for the weekend, today I have a somewhat sad post. There’s nothing sadder to me than finding a disappointment in a brand I love. Today I have Lipstick Queen’s Three to Thrill Trio and the Hello Sailor lipstick, both which turned out toΒ products IΒ had to return…


Lipstick Queen – Three to Thrill Chinatown Trio and Hello Sailor Lipstick

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Butter London Lipsticks, Lip Crayons, & Tinted Lip Balm ~ Quick Review & Swatches

Whoo hoo, it’s FRIDAY! I hope everyone has a fun weekend planned πŸ™‚

Today, in anticipation of tomorrow’s Ulta sale on Butter London ($10 every lipstick!!) I swatched all the Butter London lip products that I own now! I may or may not be planning on doubling my collection come tomorrow’s sale…


Butter London Matte Lipstick, Lip Crayon, and Tinted Balm

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Red lipstick heartbreak – aka, Estee Lauder’s gorgeous lipstick and why I returned it

Happy Sunday everyone! Time for a long story… I’ve been craving one of the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting lipsticks since I first saw them on Temptalia. Half the colors have been in my wish list for ages and after my blegh week last week I picked one up on a whim, aiming for a safe choice. I bought Vengeful Red, described on Sephora as a “bright red berry”. Which sounds amazing, right? Continue reading

Urban Decay Matte Revolution ~ After Dark ~ Dupe Alert!!

So as you know I am totally head over heels for the new Urban Decay Mattes! I already own two and I have two more I plan to get (plus the UD web exclusive Backtalk when it finally hits online sometime in August!) Bittersweet was my first and After Dark is my second!

But lo and behold~ I already had something verrrry similar in my stash!


Ulta vs UD

Keep reading to see just how closely these match…

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mini ulta haul~! eyeliners galore and trying a new brand of eyeshadow :)

How are you guys today? Real life has been INSANE for me lately, so forgive my lack of posts! If you follow me on twitter or instagram, you’ll see I’ve been slammed with work.

I did a mini Ulta haul a week or so ago and I wanted to share it with you πŸ™‚ As some of you may know I’ve been collecting basically all the Urban Decay 24/7 liquid liners that have been on sale for a while, so this haul was basically my way of hitting minimum shipping and getting the last UD liner that I’ve had my eyes on.


mini haul!

I got the UD liner in Radium! Its a beautiful bright cobalt color with shimmer. It’s similar to my Boots eyeliner that I’ve mentioned before (veeerrryy similar colors) but this one is a superior formula by far.
I also picked up the Ulta gel eyeliner pencils that were on sale in the colors Plum, Copper, Olive Oil, and Golden Egg. As well as two eyeshadows from a brand I’ve never heard of (but was on sale); Honeybee Gardens pressed eyeshadow in Canterbury and Cameo.

I really love everything I bought! No dud in the bunch. I love the UD liner, but I knew that I would. And the Ulta gel liners are a fantastic surprise hit. Each color glides easily, has great pigment, and lasts forever! When I was testing the wear, these eyeliners actually stayed on all day AND through a shower! The shadows are also beautiful; they have smooth and silky color and look great on me. I have a huge collection of indie brand loose eyeshadows which are unfortunately awful to travel with, so I’ve been on the hunt for similar colors to my favorites to fill my travel Z palette with. Canterbury and Cameo really hit the spot πŸ™‚

Here’s a quick swatch line up.


canterbury / cameo / plum / copper / olive oil / golden egg / radium

Isn’t everything lovely?

Anyways, I hope everyone has a lovely day and may all your hauls be just as wonderful πŸ™‚

til later lovelies,
xoxo Swatchlette

P.S. I’ve been thinking of dyeing my hair for a fun change but my hair gets so dry when I dye it 😦 Does anyone have a hair dye brand that they swear by? I’d love to hear your ideas!