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!
Have you tried this? Let me know what condition your mascara was down below!
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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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I really like the Essence products I have tried so far; they are decent quality and extremely affordable. There are a few shades of these mosaic blushes and the one that I will be doing a review on is the shade “40 The Berry Connection”.
This blush is housed in a clear case; which I like because it’s very lightweight and you are able to see the color which is helpful if you have a huge blush collection. It contains 4.5 grams of product which isn’t much but great value for the price.
The blush itself is slightly powdery as you can see in the swatch below however, it doesn’t apply like that on the cheeks and blends in nicely. It isn’t extremely pigmented which I enjoy because I like to build up the pigmentation rather than spend an hour blending it out. It contains very tiny shimmer particles that really aren’t noticeable but give a nice glow. The lasting power is decent; it will last an entire work/school day at around 6 hours before fading.
Essence Mosaic Blush 40 The Berry Connection. A bright pink shade.
I would definitely recommend the Essence blushes; in general their quality is great and the price is unbelievable. Click here to see my review on the Essence Silky Touch Blush; I like that formula better than this one but would still recommend both.
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Today I’m doing a review on this lipstick from the Spring 2016 MAC X Zac Posen collection. I have seen these limited edition products being sold online (eBay, Amazon) and in store (warehouse sales) and so I thought that a review might be helpful if you happen to spot this somewhere.
Firstly, the packaging of this lipstick is a bit bulky but I like the shape and feel of it. This has a very sweet cupcake scent which I enjoy; I don’t feel that it is over powering. The formula is very similar to that of a lip balm as it glides on the lips and feels moisturizing. It lasts for a few hours if you do not eat or drink but it isn’t at all long wearing.
Swatched on my hand below; the iridescence that this shade has is not detectable in the photo below but this lipstick has a beautiful pink/gold shine to it that would suit every skin tone. This shade really doesn’t have much color at all; just a nice shine so it can be used as a lipstick or lipliner topper.
Would I recommend this for the full price? – No, but if you happen to find this on sale somewhere and you need something like this then yes, I would recommend it.
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I’ve been looking for a good contour palette for a while now and after reading some good reviews on this I was really excited to try it out.
I really like the packaging of the e.l.f. blush, contour and highlight palette because you can remove a pan from one palette and switch it with another. They are fairly lightweight and sturdy – good for travelling.
The formula is not the best; it is powdery and not very pigmented. They do feel buttery and honestly, I don’t mind that the contour shade (bottom right) isn’t pigmented because I can slowly build it up and it doesn’t look too intense but I wish that the bronzer (bottom left) had more pigmentation. The highlight shade is very light – almost white and it has a slight glow but is very subtle. I’m not exactly sure what the top right side is suppose to be – a bronzer/powder? but it isn’t useful at all for me because it’s too light to be a bronzer and too dark to be a face powder.
Swatched multiple times to build up color (shade light/medium). Left to right: highlight, powder?, bronzer and contour.
Overall, I’m not impressed with this contour palette and my search will continue. If you want to check out a contour palette that I would recommend click here.
Which contour palette would you recommend?
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