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! 


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!


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


***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, 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! 

NEW Feral Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks

Very excited to be one of the first to try Feral Cosmetic's new liquid lipsticks! I have all of their bullet lipsticks and the formula is fantastic.  They stay all day.  In fact, I wear Envy, their red lipstick, very often. 

Feral has been working on perfecting their liquid formula for the past year. The formula for these has a creamy velvety feel--almost mousse like, but not as dry and airy. It's very pigmented and opaque, so one swipe gets you full coverage.  It dries down matte and they say it's touch proof and hydrating. I haven't worn these for an entire day yet, but if they are anything like their bullet lipsticks, they'll wear beautifully.

They are launching 5 shades in their new liquid lipsticks. Lustful, Beach Bum, Paint Me Pink, Mauve Along, and Butt Naked.  They will be $18 each and their are 3.5g/0.12oz. They are made in the USA, Cruelty-Free, and Vegan! 

Wearing "Lustful" and "Butt Naked." Topped with sparkly, pink gloss.

For Black Friday/Launch Weekend (25-30 Nov), Feral has discounted the new lipsticks and their satin bullet lipsticks to $15 and free USA shipping with min two item purchase! 
They will also be donating 10% of their proceeds from the launch to PETA.

Swatches below! One coat of each. They are super opaque, so no extra coats needed.

If you would like to pick up these or their satin lipsticks, be sure to check out their Black Friday sale to get them at a discount! You can get these at

***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, these lipsticks were graciously gifted to me by Feral Cosmetics.

MELT COSMETICS: Prime Rose Collection

Hello, hello! 

Today, I'm here to share a little about Melt Cosmetic's new lipstick collection! The Prime Rose Collection - Soft rose hues that will never wilt or fade.  

The packaging the collection came in was their typical shipping box that was beautifully decorated with different rose images on a textured background.

The collection includes 5 new, matte shades. On-The-Go, Mum, Stepford, Old Fashioned, and Old Rose. They will be $19 apiece. If you purchase the collection at $65, each lipstick is $13.
These lipsticks are 4.05g/0.14oz. Oh, and they are VEGAN!

These colours are pretty different from Melt's usual bold style, but I'm ok with that. Sometime's its nice to have a somewhat neutral colour, especially when these neutrals aren't your average tone.

Swatches below! I tried to get these as accurate as possible.  I normally shoot in natural or white light, but that wasn't available when I show these, so I had to tweak the colour tone in camera to match what was on my arm. 

I fell in love with Melt's bullet lipsticks the first time I tried one.  The formula was a littler harder than your average lipstick, but they go on heavily pigmented and stay on ALL day. I've only worn Stepford so far,  but it wears as beautifully as the other Melt lipsticks I own.  I put on Stepford at 08:00 and it is currently 21:27. Over 12 hours of wear and I have not retouched it or had me lips get all flaky and dry. Amazing. 

Wearing Old-Fashioned and Old Rose for an ombré effect. I didn't have a rose handy, so a pinecone was my prop haha

These floral beauties launch Friday, 25 November, at midnight! Hoorah Black Friday sales and launches! And, if Melt's "pre" Black Friday sale was any show of what they have in store for us, it's going to be a great sale.  So get out your Christmas list and wallet and refresh your browser until midnight! 
Get the lippies and all the other Melt goodness at

***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, these lipsticks were graciously gifted to me by Melt Cosmetics. 


I get loads of questions across the interweb about what products I use for a multitude of things.  Today, I'll be sharing with you my favourite products for my skin care. 

Note: I have VERY dry skin.  Some of these products are skin specific, so if you want any recommendations for a different skin type, just let me know.


Item Number 1: Nutrilite Complex for Hair, Skin, & Nails.

I've gone through bottles of this stuff.  I love it.  It works miracles for my nails, and it keeps my hair healthy.  I notice significantly less hair shedding and breakage when I'm taking these vitamins.  My nails are hard and don't break once they get to a long length.  I've even stopped taking this stuff to see if I saw a difference, and I definitely did. 

This is a vegetarian product.  Most hair, skin, & nail vitamins use fish oil or other animal products, so I purchased this one because it is safe for my diet! **The packaging has changed since I purchased my most recent bottle.

Get it here from Amway: Nutrilite
*It's cheaper on amazon, but I read that it's not safe to buy there because you might be getting old pills..etc  If you want to take the gamble, here is the link: Nutrilute



Item Number 2: Indigo Wild Zum Bar Soap

I LOVE this soap.  I found this soap back when I was in high school at a local health store.  I bought a sample pack and fell in love.  Since then, I've tested a bunch of bars and found the ones that work the best with my skin type.  
I use the Lavender-Rosemary bar for my face in the mornings when I shower and I use the Dragons Blood bar in the evening after I remove my makeup.  
They both smell so amazing and the aroma permeates my entire house.  These are very moisturizing and my skin always feels so refreshed.

If you're curious "why goat's milk?" is a really good explanation:.
Here is a link to their website: Indigo Wild
*if you sign up for their newsletter, you get a free bar with purchase



Item Number 3: Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1

Most of the women in my family use Clinique. So, I of course, hopped on that train.  I've never been a huge fan of their makeup, but their skin care line is amazing. 
I used to use their 3 Step skin care line, but I found better options that they carried.  However, I did stick with their Clarifying Lotion.  I use this as soon as I get out of the shower in the morning and I use it immediately after I wash my face in the evening.  This is a non-drying exfoliator, it refines pores, and helps skin accept moisture.  It's basically witch hazel, but an improved version. I apply my moisturizer immediately after I use this liquid. 

Get it here: Clarifying Lotion
*I typically purchase mine from Nordstrom just because it's more convenient to walk into the store, but I order online when I don't want to leave the house haha.


Item Number 4: Clinique Superdefense

My grandmother got me on this product.  This is the most moisturizing moisturizer I've ever used.  I used Clinique's "Dramatically Different" moisturizing lotion, but I never felt like it was "enough."  It was great, but it was almost a little too watery for my skin.  My skin soaked it up and needed more. I switched from that to the "Superdefense daily defense moisturizer broad spectrum SPF 20" (what a name!)  This is an oil free moisturizer, it keeps my skin hydrated all day, and has UVA/UAB protecton (keep those wrinkles at bay...stay out of the sun)  It is more than double the price of the other lotion I was using, but I don't need much to cover my face.  It probably takes me 6 months to use the entire 50ml container. It's worth the price 100%. 

Get it here: Superdefense Moisturizer



Item Number 5: Muddy Boddy Detox Mask

I saw Muddy Body floating around on Instagram and HAD to try.  I have the Detox and the Refresh mask.  While I like the Refresh mask, I feel like the Detox works the BEST for my skin.  It made my skin feel so tight and refreshed after using it.  The formula helps balance skin, prevents wrinkles, reduces pore size, and acts as a moisturizer.  
It's really easy to use and the best part of it being a powder is you don't have a certain period you have to use it in. It has a shelf life of 12 months, and I know I'll use it all before then. (Lush's Ayesha mask is amazing, but I don't use it all in the few days it needs to be used.  I end up throwing a lot away)

They've given me a discount code for you guys! Use "AYCARTER" at checkout for 10% off! 

Get it here: Muddy Body



Item Number 6: Pond's Cold Cream

I've been using Pond's Cold Cream since before I can remember.  My mother and grandmother used it, so it was the first remover I ever tried...and it's been my go-to makeup remover since. I've tried so many removers, and this is by far the best.  (I do LOVE Cinique's Oil Free Liquid cleanser, but I use way too much for it to be worth the price haha)
This is a moisturizing cleanser.  It removes any of the crazy stuff I put on my face while adding back much needed moisture. I buy the largest size and refill my travel size with it. 

Get it here: Pond's Cold Cream



I hope this was helpful for you! I'm going to be posting another Must Haves: Makeup edition soon.  I get tons of questions about my foundation, powder, and concealer, so I'll be answering those soon!

**Note: None of these products are sponsored.  This is my honest opinion and these products are what I use daily on my skin.