LA Splash Velvetmatte Liquid Lipstick Review + Swatches

LA Splash velvetmatte liquid lipstick

Hi everyone!

I have been wearing these liquid lipsticks non-stop since I have received them! This review is on the shades Exposed, Irresistible, and Mistress.

I love the frosted glass tube and the rose gold caps; this has to be the nicest packaging that LA Splash has come out with so far. The applicator is the same as the others (Lip Couture, Smitten Lip Tint, etc.) It is stiff but offers a flat side which gives better control of the placement of product upon application.

The formula of these differ from the Lip Couture; these are less drying and they fade away throughout the day or after a meal as opposed to flaking off. I prefer this formula since it is more comfortable to wear and doesn’t look patchy after having a meal. These are completely smudge and water proof once they are dried.

Top to bottom: Exposed, Irresistible, and Mistress.

LA Splash velvetmatte liquid lipstick Exposed Irresistible Mistress

The shade Mistress is a bit tricky to apply as it tends to look patchy/streaky and needs thicker layers. However, the two nude shades are very pigmented and look flawless in one swipe. I love and highly recommend these if you are in search of a liquid lipstick; this formula is my favourite by far.

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Disclaimer: I received these products for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.

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Essence Silky Touch Blush Review + Swatches

Essence Silky Touch Blush

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I have read a bunch of positive reviews on these blushes and so I was excited to put this to the test on my combination-oily skin type. This review is on the shade “60 life’s a cherry”.

Essence Silky Touch Blush

I really like the simple, clear acrylic packaging. It is light-weight and sleek; perfect for travel and it has a clear lid so that you can view the shade without needing to open it. It contains 5g of product.

Just as the name suggests, the formula of this blush is very silky and blends out well on the cheeks. It is a touch powdery but once it is blended it melts into the skin. The staying power is what impressed me; this lasted the entire day on my cheeks with some fading towards the end of the day. That is very impressive since blush usually fades very quickly on my oily skin type.

This shade is a medium cool-toned pink with a silky/sheen finish and contains no glitter or shimmer. This blush is very pigmented and so I have to very lightly tap my brush into the product and shake off the excess before applying. This color is very flattering on my fair skin tone once blended out.

Essence Silky Touch Blush life's a cherry

Essence Silky Touch Blush life's a cherry

This blush definitely made me want to try out more shades! I also love how affordable Essence products are.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.

e.l.f. Daily Moisture Stick Review

e.l.f. Daily Moisture Stick

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I got this moisture stick in hopes of getting rid of the dry patches I tend to get during the winter months.The packaging intrigued me as it is in a stick form and not messy; perfect for carrying in a purse. The product twists up and can be applied directly or with fingers.

e.l.f. Daily Moisture Stick

The first thing I noticed when I first opened the lid is the weird scent that it has. I was weary of putting this on my face because of the smell. This has a weird texture; it feels like it melts when I touch it with my fingers sort of like coconut oil.

I applied this before and after makeup and I realized that under makeup it works fine in hydrating a dry area but over makeup it tends to move/remove the makeup. I like the concept of this but don’t tend to reach for it since it’s hydrating power doesn’t amaze me; it isn’t intensely hydrating at all. However, there can be other uses for this; on the hands, elbows, knees, etc. but because of the smell I won’t be using this at all.

Have you tried this moisture stick?

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Viva Health Aromatherapy Cleansing Gel & Facial Toner Review

Viva Health Aromatherapy Cleansing Gel Facial Toner

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I have been having some breakouts around my chin/jaw area lately and wanted to try out new skincare products that can help clear them up. I have been using these for over a month.

Starting off with the cleanser: this contains rosemary, geranium, tea tree oil, and ylangylang oil which supposedly helps fight acne since it controls sebum (oil) production. It is a gel formula that quickly foams up once it is rubbed on the skin. I found this cleanser to do an amazing job at deep-cleaning my face without drying it out. However, I did not notice it clearing up my acne whatsoever.

The toner comes in a spray bottle which can be directly sprayed onto the face or on a cotton round and then applied onto the face. It is very refreshing and smells like rose water. The toner removes any last remaining product on my face (makeup) at the end of the day.

I think this set would be great for someone with an oily skin type but not necessarily for someone that is struggling with acne since it was not effective at killing or preventing pimples.

Viva Health products are paraben, gluten, GMO, artificial fragrances, perfumes or colourant free.

What cleanser/toner do you recommend?

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Face Atelier Ultra Camouflage Duet Review + Swatches

Face Atelier Ultra Camouflage Duet

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I have seen many brands come out with color-correcting concealers which is suppose to hide dark circles. This review is on the shade “Erase”.

Face Atelier Ultra Camouflage Duet Erase

The formula is very creamy but it “sticks” to the skin and doesn’t slide around, which is great when layering on other products such as concealer. The trick with this product is to use the tiniest amount or it can look quite cake-y under the eyes.

Face Atelier Ultra Camouflage Duet

The shades scared me when I first opened the lid and I thought that it would not work for me but to my surprise, the tiniest amount of each (the red shade on the right first and then the white on top) looks very brightening. These shades are suppose to completely cover dark purple and blue tones under the eyes.

I wouldn’t apply this on a daily basis but would reach for this when I haven’t had much sleep and going for a full face of makeup. I would recommend this for someone who has a darker skin tone as it is very easy to go overboard with the red shade if you have a fair/light skin tone.

Face Atelier Ultra Camouflage Duet Erase

What color-corrector do you recommend for the under eyes?

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer

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This “bronzer” is definitely a highlighter despite it’s label. It isn’t an intense highlighter but it isn’t subtle either. This review is on the shade “Baked Peach”.

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer

The packaging is the same as the mineral blushes; it is lightweight and has a see-through lid so you can see the shade. The formula is amazing; extremely buttery and blends out very easily; it is even better than the mineral blushes. The pigmentation is intense! It also has good staying power; is detectable on my combination-oily skin by the end of the day.

The only downside to this product is that I wished they had lighter shades, or a highlighter with the same formula. Since I have a fair skin tone this looks better on top of a matte blush since it has a strong peach undertone. This would work wonderfully as a highlight on medium to dark skin tones.

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer Baked Peach

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer Baked Peach

Have you tried these mineral bronzers?

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Younique Moodstruck Precision Brow Liner Review + Swatches

Younique Moodstruck Precision Brow Liner

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I’ve been trying out a bunch of different brow pencils and thought I would review this one today. This review is on the shade “Medium”.

I like the packaging since it has a spoolie on one side and the twist up pencil on the other side. The actual formula itself is waxier than other brow pencils I have tried but it does have a decent amount of pigmentation.

The staying power is good and will stay on all day if it is not rubbed off. I do notice that it doesn’t look the best when applied on very sparse areas; however, this is only noticeable if there is a light shining down onto my brows. I wouldn’t recommend this for someone who has extremely thin brows and wants them to look very thick; this is great for just filling in slightly sparse areas.

Swiped once on the bottom and multiple times on the top.

Younique Moodstruck Precision Brow Liner

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. The link is the Younique presenter that provided me with this product to review.