The Oracle. 

The all-seeing. 

                       Seer. 
                                      Witch!
                                                      Sorceress!

Priestess of the Temple of Apollo.

She has many names. She knows your future. She knows your past. Dare you visit the Oracle at Delphi? There will be a price. Are you willing to pay it, to know your destiny?



I thought I would mix things up a bit and preview the items I recently purchased from the ColourPop Fall Edit collection. Well, I'm not sure they are actually calling it a collection, especially because some of the items are repromotes (I didn't buy any repromotes). I created this FOTD with fall in mind.

ColourPop Fall Edit

A red lip does so much for my confidence. I think I feel sexiest when I am wearing red lipstick. I picked up Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Grand Cru when I was in London. I had heard of the brand's line of liquid lipstick, and at the time it was considered one of the best drugstore liquid lipsticks, but I couldn't get my hands on it in the US. 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick - 08 Grand Cru (bellanoirbeauty.com)
On lips: Bourjois Grand Cru; Highlight is Nars Albatross

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are pretty good. I recently acquired three more shades to add to my collection: Game Face, Nillionaire, and Wattles. Wattles is a beigy pink on me, Nillionaire is my favorite of the bunch: a super wearable bronze, and Game Face is the most interesting being that I don't have a coppery color like this in my shadow collection. I applied Game Face all over my lid and thought I would look much better in copper... maybe it would look better to me as a crease color or something. Just my own personal preference!

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows Game Face, Nillionaire, Wattles

Hey y'all. A little backed up on posts, but am trying to get them out. ColourPop Frick N Frack ($6.00) is a lip color I've had for quite some time from their Ultra Satin Lip collection; it's actually my very first Ultra Satin Lip. I can see people that aren't fond of the Ultra Matte formula fancying this one. 

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip - Frick N Frack

Were you nuts to get the Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinish from the new MAC X Taraji Collection? So was I, but this is what happened...

Soooo, I got my hands on one of the powders, Taraji Glow, from the MAC X Taraji Collection. I ordered the powder based on reviews and swatches I had seen online and was very excited to receive mine. However, the powder I received didn't look like the reddish-brown it is described as, nor did it look like any of the swatches I had seen. It actually looks more like Highlight the Truth, the powder that I didn't really want because I have many dupes, and Mac has confirmed that it is.

Mac Taraji Glow- mislabeled (bellanoirbeauty.com)

A few words before getting into this picture preview... 

The Ordinary is a new skincare line from Deciem meant to shade skin care companies for price gouging. Oops, I meant to say it's a new skincare line from The Deciem that shows skincare can be effective and affordable. Yay!

I ended up choosing the Alpha Arbutin ($8.90) and the Vitamin C Suspension 23% Serum ($5.80). The Vitamin C Serum was a surprise to me as it's white and kind of grainy. Interested in experimenting more with this one, but it may be a PM thing because it left my hand greasy after washing it off. The Arbutin feels great on my skin and is thick and cushiony feeling. 


I picked up Avalon ($8.00), a true golden bronze highlighter, and Cheerio ($8.00), a deep cranberry, satin finish blush from ColourPop a while back and now it's time for swatches and a review. Also, stay tuned to a FOTD using these two. 

ColourPop Highlighter Avalon, ColourPop Blush Cheerio

Sometimes I feel like not venturing out and just sticking to what I know, but then that would make me the worse beauty addict... and it's just not possible for me to do that. I thought that because I loved the Biore UV Perfect Face Milk, I would be ok with the Biore UV Perfect Bright Milk, but I was wrong. This sunscreen was almost the opposite of my experience with the Perfect Face Milk. :(

Biore UV Perfect Bright Milk Sunscreen

For someone that generally never used to be a huge fan of lip gloss, I sure do find myself using them a lot lately. One of my most recently acquired lip glosses is ColourPop Master Plan ($6.00) from their Ultra Glossy collection. So the words "ultra glossy" had me quite hesitant but the swatch on the model didn't look as glossy as I thought it might and was pretty pigmented so I decided to give it a try. It's described as a mid-tone dusty plum and looks that way on me.


I know what exactly compelled me to go for the new Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Project Chimps ($20.00): I love Kat's liquid lipstick line and I also really dig that 20% of the sales go to saving chimps. Nonetheless, I did try to talk myself out of purchasing this up until the day it launched, to no avail. I had to have it.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Project Chimps (bellanoirbeauty.com)

The Jeju Volcanic Lava Clay Mask Pack from The Face Shop is a pretty good mask. My absolute favorite part of it is the packaging; it comes in a metal pump can so that when you need product, you don't have to dip your fingers in anything. For me, dipping my hand in jars of clay is a minor annoyance because anything I have to dip my fingers in gets under my nails and it's hard to get it all out. So I am a fan of the packaging, first and foremost.

The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Clay Mousse Pack Review (bellanoirbeauty.com)

Remember that post from five months ago about the Fiona Stiles Cream Shadows? Well, I'm just getting around to posting a full review on it for some reason. I know; shameful. It's not because I'm that lazy, but just because so many shiny new things have held my attention.

Fiona Stiles Radiant Aqua Eye Veil Arrow
Arrow

This one is for all those days when you just want to roll out of bed and be ready to go.

Most of the time, I just can't bring myself to do it, and end up doing something very natural looking.


In the midst of Instagram hype, I bit the bullet and ordered two of the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks ($20.00); one in Flirt and the other in Trophy Wife. Those were the only two left on the Sephora website and I was quite surprised I was even able to order those. Trophy Wife is marketed as "rose wood" and shows up on me a bit brighter than I would have imagined. It's my favorite of the two. Flirt is supposed to be a "cheeky brown" but has a greyish undertone on me that makes me second guess whether or not I should leave the house in it. I have worn it multiple times and when it settles, it looks fine. I think someone half a shade lighter than me would consider this the most perfect nude lip.

Hudabeauty Liquid Matte Lipstick