This is a fairly new product from Clinique but I haven’t heard much about it on social media/YouTube. I knew if this was anything like the Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief than I would love it!
This is described as a water-gel formula that boosts skin’s hydration for a full 24 hours. It also contains antioxidants – the little beads contain Vitamins C and E which is great because I always get the best results with serums/moisturizers that contain Vitamin C. Vitamin C brightens, lightens acne scars and has great anti-aging benefits.
The packaging is gorgeous; you can also see how much product you still have in the bottle. It contains a pump and is not housed in a jar or dropper type bottle; since it’s airtight the vitamins will stay fresh. I believe this contains hyaluronic acid as well which is the most effective ingredient to combat dryness. It feels very lightweight and refreshing upon application – it can feel a bit tacky if you apply too much; one pump is enough for the entire face.
I definitely feel the hydration and plumpness this gives my skin after each use but it doesn’t give that instant silky feeling that the Moisture Surge Extended gives. I have very oily skin and find that this can definitely replace my moisturizer but for dry skin types I would recommend that you layer a moisturizer on top of this.
Overall, I like how this contains some anti-aging benefits as well as replacing moisturizer for me but I would recommend the Moisture Surge Extended over this because I’m addicted to the instant softness that it gives.
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I’m back with another drugstore mascara review! This one was sent to me by Influenster complimentary for me to try out and give an honest review for you guys!
This mascara confused me – the first couple of times I used it I thought it was dried out and didn’t deposit much product and it didn’t layer at all. I thought it would be preferred by someone who wants natural-looking lashes. However, I left this mascara in the car for a few days and I decided to give it one last try before writing my review and I was shocked that the formula had completely changed. The only guess that I could make regarding why the formula changed is that it was sitting inside of a car for the few hot days and that must have warmed up the product.
The “new” formula is much more wet and is able to layer on pretty well; it gives amazing length and a bit of volume but nothing crazy. I wonder how many people had gotten this mascara in what I believe is the intended wet formula and how many people received it dried up? It makes a huge difference in performance – I went from not using it and throwing it aside to wanting to use this on a daily basis.
The formula itself dries pretty quickly and once it is dry it will not budge! It doesn’t transfer, smudge or flake and looks exactly the same at the end of the day as it did in the beginning. It is a bit harder to remove because it comes off in little pieces or “tubes” rather than melting off like usual non-waterproof mascaras.
The brush is nice; it has long bristles that comb well through the lashes and deposit product evenly. It tapers slightly at the tip so you can reach the inner and outer corners.
Hopefully Revlon can figure out how to prevent this mascara from drying in the tube and when they do I would recommend this for those hot, long summer days!
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I have never used a sponge to apply makeup in the past and so I didn’t know what I was missing out on until using this.
I always thought the Beauty Blender or this Real Technique sponge was for people that have dry skin (I have very oily skin) as it adds moisture to foundation/powder so I never thought it would change my makeup game until finally trying it out.
First off, I love the shape of this sponge; it’s perfect for blending out foundation and the flat edge is great for blending out concealer and baking the under eyes. The texture of this sponge is very firm until you wet it and then it becomes very soft and bounces really nicely on the skin.
The first time I tried it I used a foundation that usually looks very heavy and cakey on me and this sponge made it look flawless and fresh! I was shocked, then I continued with my concealer and it blended it out in a few seconds and my under eyes looked moisturized and smooth. I felt really weird putting the sponge in powder to apply to my face but once I blended it into my skin I toke a step back and was shocked that my face makeup never looked better! It also did something to the foundation and powder that helped my makeup look nice and fresh for much longer than usual.
I have also ordered the Beauty Blender and there will be a review soon on that as well, I want to compare the two. I feel so late to the game but better late than never!
What is your favourite makeup sponge?
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This is my most used palette ever. I completely understand the hype on this because the shades are gorgeous and the quality is really good! It has everything you need in one palette – shimmers/mattes, warm shades/cool shades, light shades/dark shades. All except a matte black which is a bit disappointing.
So I’ve had this palette for over a year and just now realized that I did not do a review on this! This is why the palette looks practically untouched in these pictures – I have hit pan on multiple shades currently! I won this in a blog giveaway (link below) and was beyond excited to try it out given the amazing reviews that it had online.
The packaging is fairly decent; it does not include a mirror but it isn’t bad since I’ve had this for over a year and haven’t broken it yet. However, if you drop it on hard wood I can imagine the shadows either coming loose or shattering in the palette.
I really like how they included different types of finishes in one palette; you have matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, and duo chrome. The matte finishes are so blend-able and creamy! The shimmers and metallic finishes can be slightly powdery but I apply them with my finger and that minimizes the fallout. I know there are so many swatches available online but I did a few to give you an idea of the great pigmentation and creaminess of these shadows if you haven’t seen them yet.
A few of the matte shades – swatched with fingers.
Shimmer shades swatched with fingers.
These pictures don’t do them justice; they are incredibly gorgeous especially in outdoor lighting.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this palette. I’ve heard Morphe charges a lot on shipping but other than that this is a great buy and I would definitely purchase this once most of the shades are finished.
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This product has the cutest packaging that I have ever seen and on top of that the product itself pleasantly surprised me!
Besides the fact that the packaging is super adorable; it is also nice not to dip your finger in a jar but rather just swipe it on your face. The product itself doesn’t have a strong scent but a very faint skincare smell if that makes any sense – it is a pleasant scent.
I have used this under and over my eyes and really love the result that it gives me. It looks straight up white but once blended out it really brightens the under eyes. I love using this on a no makeup day or under concealer, you can also use this to brighten the center of the face as well. It makes a great eye shadow base because it isn’t tacky or thick and blends out very well. Lastly, it contains some anti aging properties to help reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes.
I love this brightening eye base and would definitely recommend it; it’s a great multi-use product. However, I’m not sure if it would work on medium to dark skin tones.
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I first tried this mascara a while back in the Estee Lauder block buster purchase with purchase and forgot about it until I had another chance to try it out.
The packaging is gorgeous; it is probably the nicest bottle of mascara that I have ever owned. It has a fat bristle brush that combs through the lashes perfectly. It very slightly tapers at the tip which makes it a bit easier to reach those tiny lashes in the inner corner.
Here comes the pros and cons of this mascara:
I love the packaging, brush, and the instant fanned out effect that it gives my lashes while quickly building the volume and length. Also, I really like how black this mascara is (Shade Extreme Black)! However, this mascara does not do well on the bottom lash; it smudges and transfers creating dark shadows under my eyes which usually never happens to me with any mascara. Also, this mascara dries out very quickly; it started to dry out after 3 weeks of using it which I wasn’t pleased with.
Overall, I like this mascara but it really doesn’t do anything special in terms of making itself remembered. I will probably forget about this mascara and will not repurchase.
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