Cosmetopia Digest, formerly known as My Beauty Junction, is a beauty and makeup blog that is your cosmetics utopia on the internet. You will find unboxings of beauty boxes that ship worldwide, makeup reviews, tutorials and looks, skin and hair care product reviews and features, shopping tips, nail art and more.
Now that the results of the Mid-Year Giveaway are published, let's get on with the Summer Makeup Giveaway 2018. There are two gorgeous palettes up for grabs this time. There will be ONE winner, and you need to use the Gleam widget to enter. This giveaway is open to my subscribers/followers/readers. As usual, the giveaway is open worldwide. The main reason for this giveaway is that I now have 2,500 subscribers on YouTube, and 5,000 followers on Instagram - what better way to thank you all than have a giveaway? I couldn't bring myself to go on blogging/posting/uploading without your continued support! That said, I know I've been very lax about keeping up with this blog, and have been concentrating on YouTube. Hopefully that will soon change, and I will become regular on the blog as well as YouTube. Enough rambling. Let's get on with it! Scroll down to enter the Summer Makeup Giveaway for 2018!
I know I haven't been blogging recently. I have been YouTubing regularly instead, and keeping up YouTube, Instagram, this blog, and Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook, while doing life things, is a bit much. At the same time, this blog IS my first baby. I'll be glad to sacrifice a lot of other socmed channels in favour of the blog. So I'll be back to blogging from the coming week, particularly now that Advent Calendar Holiday Season is almost upon us! So, huge thanks to those of you who have been supporting this blog, as well as my migration to YouTube. I will be having a huge giveaway starting in within the next few hours, and I can assure you that there are two large palettes, one of which is from Anastasia Beverly Hills. So, don't go anywhere. Now for the winner of the Mid-Year Makeup Giveaway for 2018. The reason I stayed up all night for two nights verifying entries is that I want to get your prize out in the post before I travel on July 24. So, please, PLEASE, do get in touch with me asap so I can get going with the shipping! I will need your:
Telephone number (Sorry, I can't ship without one, because the shipment needs a signature on delivery, and they won't accept packages unless they have a way to call you in case you're out at the time of attempted delivery).
Please send me these rightaway, to save time. Otherwise, there could be a two-week delay in shipment thanks to my travels. And no, I'll never share or store your details/information. Right, your identity. Off we go - here's the winner of the Mid-Year Makeup Giveaway 2018.
When I heard that fashion supremo Karl Lagerfeld had collaborated with Australian beauty brand ModelCo to bring out an exclusive, limited edition makeup collection for Summer 2018, I was as excited as any makeup lover. This has been touted as the most anticipated makeup launch of this year. The collection launched on May 14, and is 100% cruelty-free. There is a whole gamut of products in here - eyeshadow palettes, mascara, eyeliners, highlighters, makeup sets, makeup brushes, lip toppers, lip glosses, matte liquid lipsticks... pretty much everything except foundation itself. All products are one-stock-drop only. I have the matte liquid lipsticks to show you. These are called the Lip Lights - as you've probably guessed, there is a light when you open the tube, which means you can apply this lipstick in the dark or in low light without accidentally endowing your ears in scarlet. There are eight shades in the matte liquid lipstick range, and each one costs £22 - for a 6ml tube. Scroll down for the review, swatches, and demo of the Karl Lagerfeld x ModelCo Lip Lights Matte Liquid Lipsticks, and my thoughts on the whole collection.
It has been a while since I did a full-face makeup look or tutorial. A bad breakout - as usual - was the reason. Now that things are slowly clearing up, I've been playing with makeup again. My YouTube and Instagram followers may have seen my first haul of the year, from Sephora, a couple of months ago. I bought quite a bit of Givenchy makeup, including my first cream eyeshadow - a gorgeous purpley black affair. These are the products I used for my makeup look. This is a purpley-black smoky eye makeup look for Summer nights out. Scroll down for a Summer night out makeup tutorial with Givenchy products.
Revolution Pro's Full Cover Camouflage Foundation promises to cover blemishes, scars, and even tattoos. It is a vegan, cruelty-free foundation that costs just £7 for 25ml, and comes in 18 shades, just like other foundations and concealers from the Revolution Beauty range of products. There is also a Full Cover Camouflage Concealer available, in 18 shades as well - review of that to follow soon. I call this one the best drugstore foundation of 2018, and the best drugstore full-coverage foundation. I've live-tested it on VERY severe cystic acne and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation - as you will see further below. For reference, I have very oily, acne-prone skin. Scroll down for the review, live demo, and swatches of the Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage Foundation.
WAIT till you even SEE what the latest free Goody Bag from Cult Beauty contains. TEN full-sized products, including a Huda Beauty eyeshadow palette, an Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, and lots more! For those who came in late, Cult Beauty is a retailer who ships worldwide; they carry a large range of skincare and makeup. They do seasonal Goody Bags as gifts with purchase every quarter, and these are HUGE value for the money. Not exaggerating here - the latest one is a whopping £240 in value, and contains ever so much free makeup! This one is their 10th birthday Goody Bag, containing 10 cult classics - Cult Beauty says this one is their best Goody Bag yet! To get yours, go here, and buy products worth £170 - your Goody Bag is added to your cart with code CBBIRTHDAY. Scroll down for the full contents of the Cult Beauty 10th Birthday Goody Bag.
The Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigments are long-wearing cruelty-free liquid lipsticks from the professional range of Revolution Beauty. They cost just £4 each, and are supposed to be dupes for the NARS Power Matte Lip Pigments. They come in a whopping 30 shades. Very impressive - there are foundations out there that don't have half as many shades. The shades range from white to black, and include neutrals, pinks, berries, brights, reds, and corals. These claim to be transfer-proof, fully-pigmented, and long-wearing. Let's see if all that is true. Scroll down for review, swatches, and demos of the Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigments.
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As promised, my mid-year makeup giveaway is on - it is open to my YouTube and email subscribers. The giveaway is open worldwide, as usual, and closes on July 15, 2018. The winner - one person - gets an assortment of 12 makeup products. Winners WILL only be chosen by the Gleam widget at random - NOT by me, thanks very much! As usual, comments containing profanity, rudeness, racism, hyper-links, promos of MLM, entreaties to pick you as a winner, and so on, will not be published. Enough. Off you go; look at the prizes, rules, and entry form. Scroll down for my mid-year makeup giveaway, open worldwide.
Whew. There were so many entries for my 2k Celebration Makeup Giveaway that I have bloodshot eyes after going through the entries. Sadly, there was also quite a bit of fraud, with multiple entries, non-subscribed entries, and incomplete information, including profanity in lieu of relevant details I need to contact you if you win. But let's not have any more unpleasantness here. I have the results down below. The next giveaway commences within a week or so - do stay tuned for that; it is my mid-year makeup giveaway. The winners need to contact me with the following details:
Address, including postcode and country
Telephone number, including country code (used ONLY for postal purposes).