Rouge and Rogue: Feral Collection

As you know, I'm a huge fan of Rogue and Rogue. I've been wearing their lashes for years and they have some of my absolute favourites. I also have a discount code with them! AYCARTER will save you some $$$ on your purchase.

Today, they launch a new collection--The Feral Collection. 

Rouge and Rogue: Feral Collection

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I love how fluffy and magical these new styles look! Most of their lashes I can wear without trimming, and I really appreciate that. The huge fluffy styles, I usually do have to trim, and I use the excess for lower lashes or lash stacking.

 

Take a slightly closer look at the styles and their descriptions from the site! 

Chaos   If your lids play by the rules, they miss all the fun.  Let ‘Chaos’ give all those normal, boring lashes a run for their money! This style creates the perfect amount of havoc for your lids – long and fluffy, but still super wearable. Dual-tapered and multi-tiered.

Chaos

If your lids play by the rules, they miss all the fun.  Let ‘Chaos’ give all those normal, boring lashes a run for their money! This style creates the perfect amount of havoc for your lids – long and fluffy, but still super wearable. Dual-tapered and multi-tiered.

Lioness   This fierce lash leads the pride! Varying lash lengths and intermittent clusters create a voluminous finish on this tapered style, full as lion’s mane. ‘Lioness’ is versatile – so it’s your perfect ‘day glam’ to ‘smolderingnight look’ transition lash. 

Lioness

This fierce lash leads the pride! Varying lash lengths and intermittent clusters create a voluminous finish on this tapered style, full as lion’s mane. ‘Lioness’ is versatile – so it’s your perfect ‘day glam’ to ‘smolderingnight look’ transition lash. 

Phoenix   This lash soars above the rest! Made to mimic the wings of a Phoenix, this striking, dramatic lash will rise you to new heights. The phoenix is a symbol of rebirth- let your eyes take on new life with this dual tiered, tapered style which integrates our Infinite Volume technology ™ for the ultimate alluring stare. 

Phoenix

This lash soars above the rest! Made to mimic the wings of a Phoenix, this striking, dramatic lash will rise you to new heights. The phoenix is a symbol of rebirth- let your eyes take on new life with this dual tiered, tapered style which integrates our Infinite Volume technology ™ for the ultimate alluring stare. 

Dominira:   This super voluminous and wispy lash is in total control and will whip your eyes into the ultimate seductive weapons. This dual tapered, multi-tiered style integrates Infinite Volume technology ™, for the ultimate alluring stare.

Dominira:

This super voluminous and wispy lash is in total control and will whip your eyes into the ultimate seductive weapons. This dual tapered, multi-tiered style integrates Infinite Volume technology ™, for the ultimate alluring stare.

Ballerina Noir   She dances like nobody’s watching, every movement beauty in the making. Graceful, yet her spirit is unbreakable – this tapered style is full of feminine glamour. With wispy length and evenly distributed volume, this style gives the illusion of a naturally fuller lash that will captivate.

Ballerina Noir

She dances like nobody’s watching, every movement beauty in the making. Graceful, yet her spirit is unbreakable – this tapered style is full of feminine glamour. With wispy length and evenly distributed volume, this style gives the illusion of a naturally fuller lash that will captivate.

Starla   Starla will give your eye instant twinkle appeal with her varying lash lengths, so wispy and tapered to perfection. ‘Starla’ will make your eyes the prettiest star in all the constellations!

Starla

Starla will give your eye instant twinkle appeal with her varying lash lengths, so wispy and tapered to perfection. ‘Starla’ will make your eyes the prettiest star in all the constellations!

Kink   Oh, this sexy lil thang? She’s as faux-minky as she is kinky. Multilayered wisps fan out from a more densely packed band to give lashes a natural appearance in this dual tapered style.

Kink

Oh, this sexy lil thang? She’s as faux-minky as she is kinky. Multilayered wisps fan out from a more densely packed band to give lashes a natural appearance in this dual tapered style.

Eclipse   Moonlight chasers beware, this lash is so full – get ready for an ‘Eclipse’! Mega volume, mega length and mega drama unite in this multi-tiered, dual tapered plush style that integrates our Infinite Volume technology ™, for the ultimate alluring stare. Eclipse will let your eyes shine, but block out the haters.

Eclipse

Moonlight chasers beware, this lash is so full – get ready for an ‘Eclipse’! Mega volume, mega length and mega drama unite in this multi-tiered, dual tapered plush style that integrates our Infinite Volume technology ™, for the ultimate alluring stare. Eclipse will let your eyes shine, but block out the haters.

 

Here are some recent looks of mine where I am wearing Rouge and Rogue lashes! You can find the details on my instagram. <3


***To maintain transparency, I want to let you know that this blog post is not sponsored. My opinions are my own and are truthful. However, I do receive a very small percentage from the usage of my coupon code "AYCARTER" on Rougeandrogue.com, which helps me purchase supplies for my makeup art/everyday life/products to review...etc.  But, I generally try to put that towards creating art. If you would like to support me, thank you so much! I try to post any coupon codes I get from companies, whether I get any percentage from them or not. I'm all about saving money, so I like helping those that like to do so as well! 

Rouge and Rogue Lashes Review (Dragon Brushes, Favourite Styles..etc)

Rouge and Rogue, formerly Black Magic Lashes, has been a part of my makeup routine for a couple of years. My first blog about them was in 2016. I'm revisiting to show you their new items, styles, and more pics!

I remember the first package I received from them and I was blown away by everything!  I'd never seen a company take so much time into their packaging and design. I've been hooked ever since.  

(**If you don't want to read the whole blog post, my coupon code is AYCARTER)

(Seriously, how beautiful are these!!)

(Seriously, how beautiful are these!!)

Rouge and Rogue introduced their Dragon Brushes last year! The dragon brush collection is a mystical collection that contains 9 makeup brushes with gorgeous, black dragon scale handles and super soft, fiery red bristles. Each set comes with a matching pouch that fits the brushes perfectly! (They are vegan and cruelty freeee)

There at 9 brushes total.  Five of them are face brushes and four are eye brushes. These are SO soft and so far, I haven't had any loose bristles. Also, I haven't managed to stain them yet with a dark shadow, so that's a win! 

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On to the lashes, Rouge and Rogue carries some of my most favourite lash styles, which I will show a few below. They are all well made and last many times. I've worn some over 20-30 times and even when washed, they dry nicely for rewear.  Their band isn't hard and super thick, but it's not super flimsy.  

I have hooded and downturned eyes, so I usually have to trim my lashes to get them to work for me, but most of these work "out of the box" for me with a couple exceptions --Luminarra, Lady Killer, and Slayer--I had to cut these a little bit to fit my eye shape better.

Look how nice and fluffy Miss Fury is!

Look how nice and fluffy Miss Fury is!

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My all time faves are Alpha Girl, Fetish, Paradox, and Riot! (I love them all, but I wear these the most for everyday stuff)

Here are a few of my looks that use Rouge and Rogue Lashes:

If you want to snag any of these for yourself, be sure to use my coupon/discount code: AYCARTER to save some money! If you have any questions, be sure to comment down below or shoot me a message on instagram. <3

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***To maintain transparency, I want to let you know that this blog post is not sponsored. My opinions are my own and are truthful. However, I do receive a very small percentage from the usage of my coupon code "AYCARTER" on Rougeandrogue.com, which helps me purchase supplies for my makeup art/everyday life/products to review...etc.  But, I generally try to put that towards creating art. If you would like to support me, thank you so much! I try to post any coupon codes I get from companies, whether I get any percentage from them or not. I'm all about saving money, so I like helping those that like to do so as well! 

Winter Skin Hacks with Dermalogica

Hello again! I'm back again with another overly detailed/probably too long product review. I'm working on doing more and more of these, it's just so hard to sit down and write a blog! Especially when I'm absolutely terrible at writing, ha!

A few weeks ago, Dermalogica sent me two of the new products from their UltraCalming line.  This line is meant for sensitive and dry skin. While my skin isn't near as sensitive as it was when I was younger, I do experience random "flare ups" and redness.  I am, however, very dry. I think I'm quite possible part lizard (hopefully Silurian.)

Dermalogica's UltraCalming™ line contains UltraCalming Complex, which is their "exclusive complex clinically proven to control neurogenic and immunogenic inflammatory pathways that lead to skin sensitivity." 

The two products I was sent are the Barrier Defense Booster and Calm Water Gel. Both of these products are vegan and Dermalogica is cruelty free!

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Let's start with the Barrier Defense Booster.  This item may seem a bit pricey, but I think it's worth trying out. Like I said in my last Dermalogica blog, I feel like they are a "mid-range" priced company. They develop high quality products at a good price.  Not cheap enough to make you worry about quality (or if it actually works), but not expensive enough that you feel like you have to go without other things because you found a "holy grail" skincare item that costs a small fortune. 

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The Barrier Defense Booster is a concentrated oil booster that is meant to soothe, nourish, and moisturize the skin. The benefits it boasts are:

  • Reinforces the skin’s naturally-protective barrier against environmental assault.
  • Nourishes and soothes irritated skin.
  • Helps prevent skin irritation before it starts.

The Barrier Defense Booster is $75.00 for a 1oz container. You do not need a lot of this product. They recommend about 6-10 drops, I've found that I use about 4-6 and I'm able to pat it over my face and neck.

This oil uses Squalane to lock in moisture and Oat oil to help soothe skin and combat sensitivity. It has a nice calming scent due to the natural oils that have been added, but no artificial fragrances and colors have been used, which I greatly appreciate. 

The container the oil is in is hard, it's not a squeezable tube-- instead, the bottom is a soft "button" and you can lightly press that for the oil to dispense from the top. I like this, because it keeps me from overusing product! 

I found this really helped my dry patches.  It was definitely soothing and it felt nourishing to my skin. 

If you have very dry skin, redness, itchiness, or patchy skin, I would highly recommend trying this out! I sometimes wake up in the morning with little dry patches or tiny red bumps on my face (I'm allergic to something, just not sure what.....it's probably the cat.) I've noticed that since I started using this a few weeks ago, I haven't had any of these random "flare ups."

On to the Calm Water Gel! 

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The Calm Water Gel is a weightless water-gel moisturizer that hydrates dry, sensitive skin. This gel formula transforms to a skin-quenching fluid. This texture is pretty strange. It's a super watery, cold gel but on the face it feels like a heavy moisturizer (and doesn't leave a greasy film.)

  • Dual Hyaluronic Acid technology works in different skin surface layers to increase and lock in moisture.
  • Apple Fruit extract and glycerin hydrate and soften the skin while defending it against dryness.
  • Cactus Pear Extract helps soothe sensitivity and imparts water-binding properties to help support healthy moisture balance.
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This gel comes in a 1.7oz container and costs $48.00. It's a squeeze bottle and you need a small amount. I'd say smaller than a dime because a little goes a long way! Rub it in your hands an pat on your face.  You'll feel the hydration immediately. I like that this lightweight moisturizer actually hydrates your skin on its own without adding a ton of product (not that I do any more. I just use my Dermalogica and Luminance Skin Care!) 

This is really good for super wind chapped skin! Anyone that's in a dry, winter climate should definitely try this. 

I use these two products together.  I remove my makeup with the PreCleanse Balm and Cleansing Gel. I spritz Luminance Skin Care's Rose Water Toner on my face, apply the Calm Water Gel on my face and neck and once that soaks in I pat on the Barrier Defense Booster. Then, right before bed, I apply my Luminance Skin Care Nite Skin butter

To sum this up, I'd recommend both of these UltraCalming products if you suffer from dry skin (normally or due to weather) or sensitive skin.  I haven't tried a Dermalogica product that I didn't like! I really like their ingredients, I love that they are Cruelty free, and that they have programs that help women and girls on the path to entrepreneurship by providing access to education, vocational training, small loans and leadership skills.

"We have seen the power of women entrepreneurs to elevate their families, their communities and their national economies when they are given a hand-up to achieve their potential."

Amazing products and a company that supports women? I'm down. 


***To maintain transparency, I want to let you know that this blog post is not sponsored. My opinions are my own and are truthful. The Dermalogica products were gifted to me for an Instagram post, but this blog is not sponsored and wasn't requested.  Some of the links are affiliate through RewardStyle.  

 

 

 

 

It's that Time of Year Again! (Halloween, duh)

Hello everyone!

Popping on here to give you a little deal for holiday!

Pinkyparadise, my ultimate favourite lens company, has given me a 50% off code for Halloween.  It starts today(19 Sept) and goes on until Halloween! (31 Oct)(*note: Scleras are not included in this discount)

I've been buying and wearing Pinky Paradise lenses for at 7+ years. I've never ever had eye issues or any problems with their lenses. I find them all to be comfortable and beautiful. I wouldn't recommend them if I didn't trust their product! 

My everyday lenses come from them as well as all of my costume/cosplay lenses! 

Click here to go to the site! --> bit.ly/50AYCARTER and enter 50AYCARTER at check out! (again, scleras are not included, but I did throw a photo of me wearing them into the gallery.. just in case)


***To maintain transparency, I want to let you know that this blog post is not sponsored. My opinions are my own and are truthful. I have purchased many, many contacts from this site. However, I do receive a very small percentage from the sales using my link at PinkyParadise.com, which helps me purchase supplies for my makeup art/everyday contacts/products to review...etc.  But, I generally try to put that towards creating art. If you would like to support me, thank you so much! I try to post any coupon codes and links I get from companies, whether I get any percentage from them or not. I'm all about saving money, so I like helping those that like to do so as well!