J. Cat Beauty Haul with Reviews: Lipfinity Matte Lipstick, Love Struck Blush, Baked Highlighter & Walk of Stardom Eyeshadow Palette

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J. Cat Beauty is a brand that I hadn’t tried much from so I wanted to change that. During their last sale I picked up a few things and I am SO glad that I did! One of the products I had tried from them before was their Love Struck Blush in the shade Sweet Pea Pink. That blush is my favorite that I own and I’ve actually almost finished it. That is a huge accomplishment for somebody with a lot of blushes, lol. I knew I had to pick up some more of those blushes and I also wanted to try their highlighter, eyeshadow and matte lipstick formulas. I’m very happy with everything I bought so let’s get into the reviews!

*I’m linking to the J. Cat Beauty website because Ulta didn’t have all of these products. I’d like to note that the eyeshadow palette is $1.00 cheaper at Ulta, for some reason.

Lipfinity Matte Kissproof Lip

Black lipstick is not something I wear often but when I create certain looks I really want a good black lipstick to go with them. The Lipfinity Matte Kissproof Lip is $4.99 and mine is in the shade Limo Rides. This is a JET BLACK lipstick; no gray whatsoever. This is honestly the best affordable matte liquid lipstick I’ve tried. It has a doe foot applicator that makes application easy. It truly is kiss proof and even holds up very well through eating and drinking. It is more drying than say my Dose of Colors lipsticks, but it’s not the worst. My lips did feel slightly dry after wearing it but that usually happens to me after wearing any true matte lipstick. This was difficult to remove so you would probably want to use an oil or a lipstick remover. It does not have a taste but it does have a very slight scent. I can’t quite figure out what the scent is but it’s a slightly sweet berry type smell. Regardless, I think it smells good and the scent does dissipate as soon as you apply the lipstick. I highly recommend this lipstick formula!

Love Struck Blush+Bronzer

The Love Struck Blushes are $3.99 apiece. I bought the shades Lovey Dovey, top two pictures, and Babe, bottom two pictures. I love both of these just as much as I do my Sweet Pea Pink. Lovey Dovey is a cool toned, bubblegum pink. Babe is a pinkish brown and while it has some warmth to it, I wouldn’t say it’s a completely warm toned blush. Babe is a VERY pigmented blush so I have to be extremely light handed with it and use a loosely packed blush brush. These blushes are very bendable, however, so I am able to sheer it out if I apply too much. The cat imprint is completely covered with glitter but that’s just an over spray that disappears after one use. I personally don’t mind that but I know some people do. Once the over spray is gone, these blushes have a satin finish. I’m sure I’ll buy more of these blushes in the future because as I said above, they’re my favorite formula. Try these out if you’re looking for a good and affordable blush.

You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

I did not need another basic highlighter but I really wanted to try this formula. The You Glow Girl Baked Highlighters are $8.99 apiece and mine is in the shade Crystal Sand. For some reason I didn’t take a good picture of it on my cheeks but you can see it beaming on my nose in the picture above, lol. Crystal Sand is a light white/champagne highlighter. It will look beautiful on fair skin tones, especially with yellow undertones, but of course, anybody can wear it. It has no obvious glitter and just leaves a smooth, wet looking finish on the skin. This is a good highlighter but I’m not sure it’s worth $9.00. You get a decent amount of product but in my opinion, the BH Cosmetics Spotlight Highlighter Palette is just as good, if not better, quality and it’s only $18.00 for six shades. I don’t think you would be disappointed if you bought one of these highlighters but I do think there are more affordable options out there.

X-Treme Access Pocket Shadow

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Swatches are from left to right and alternate top to bottom. 

The eyeshadow palette I chose to try was the X-Treme Access Pocket Shadow in Walk of Stardom. This palette is $7.99 and filled with beautiful fall colors. I’m not sure why I was drawn to this during the summer but I just really liked it. I’m going to let you know the pros and cons then show you three looks I made just using this palette.

Pros:

  • This palette has a beautiful selection of fall/neutral shades. There is also a nice mix of warm and cool tones.
  • The mattes are incredible. They’re creamy, easy to blend and have very little fallout.
  • The metallic shades are stunning. They’re just so richly pigmented.

Cons:

  • The gold metallic in the middle on the second row is pure trash. It’s basically golden flakes that just crumble everywhere. The only way to use this shade is to wet a brush and pack it on. It doesn’t have a lot of base pigment so I used it as a topper.
  • All of the metallic shades have to be used wet or you will have a crazy amount of fallout.

Eyeshadow Looks

I used only this palette to create these looks except for a cream eyeshadow that I used to set my primer. I will go in the order of the swatches on my hand, left to right and top to bottom. You can click on each picture to see it better. I’ve also started including close ups of the eye look because I think that will be more helpful. Since these shades don’t have names, I’ll just describe them to the best of my ability.

I loved the way this simple golden look turned out. As I mentioned above, the gold metallic shade was a crumbly mess and you can see that in the swatch.

  1. I applied the matte cream above my natural crease.
  2. I applied the matte dark brown all in my crease.
  3. I applied the metallic bronze all over my eyelid.
  4. I topped the bronze with the metallic gold from the innermost part of my lid to around the middle.
  5. I used the metallic white in my inner corner.
  6. I lined my lower lash line with the matte dark brown.

This look wasn’t bad but it wasn’t my favorite. I didn’t care for how the matte charcoal gray shade looked on me but all the shades performed well.

  1. I applied the matte cream above my natural crease.
  2. I used the matte charcoal gray in my crease.
  3. I applied the metallic purple (it looks red in the swatch but it’s actually purple with a slight red undertone) all over my eyelid.
  4. I used the metallic white in my inner corner.
  5. I lined my lower lash line with the matte charcoal gray.

This was my favorite look that I made with the palette. It just screams fall to me.

  1. I applied the matte mustard yellow above my crease and closest to my brow bone.
  2. I then blended the matte orange up into the mustard yellow, still above my natural crease.
  3. I then blended the matte maroon into my crease and up into the orange.
  4. I applied the metallic maroon shimmer on the outer half of my eyelid.
  5. I applied the metallic orange on the inner half of my eyelid.
  6. I used the metallic white in my inner corner.
  7. I lined my lower lash line with the matte dark brown and lightly smudged the matte maroon underneath it.

This is an incredible little palette! You honestly can not beat it for how affordable it is. If you like the color story, I don’t think you’d regret buying this palette.

I am very happy with what I bought from J. Cat Beauty. It’s definitely a brand that I want to explore more of. Do you have any favorites from them or are you interested in anything I reviewed? Let me know! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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