I discovered this brand after a friend gifted me this blush and I’m so glad she did because this brand is super exciting and after trying this blush out I’m definitely curious about their other products.
I know this really isn’t important but I have to mention that the box that contains the blush is so cute! The packaging itself is simple and sturdy – it contains a nice mirror which is always a plus. This is suppose to be a blush duo but honestly the two shades are almost identical! I wish they were a bit more different just so I would have two options in one compact.
The formula is extremely powdery; when my brush touches this blush it has lots of fall out which isn’t ideal but it doesn’t look powdery on my skin. It blends in really nicely; I feel that the powder itself is very finely milled. This blush isn’t extremely pigmented but I prefer that because I can build it up and not apply too much at the first shot. The longevity isn’t the best – it lasts a few hours before quickly fading away.
Vasanti Blush Duo in “A Charmed Life”.
Overall, I like this blush but it is definitely not my favourite formula. The longevity and the powdery formula can be improved. I also wished that the two shades were actually different from each other considering it is named a “blush duo”. However, I do like that this brand is cruelty-free, paraben-free and gluten-free.
Have you tried Vasanti products?
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I have been loving glossy/high shine lipsticks for a while now and was very excited to try these out seeing that they aren’t the traditional liquid lipstick that dry down but an actual liquified lipstick. I have reviewed Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche lipsticks and lipliners in the past; if you haven’t seen that click here.
These have such a nice soft touch packaging similar to NARS packaging. It has a little window at the bottom to make it easier when picking a shade from your collection. These have a fairly strong scent which is hard to explain but it does smell nice – just a bit too strong for my liking.
The brush picks up just enough product to give your lips a full coat without double dipping. This product is very pigmented and glides on without tugging on my lips. This isn’t sticky but it does have a heavy feel to it when it’s on the lips. The staying power is decent but I did have to reapply throughout the day after talking/drinking and definitely after eating. It didn’t fully wipe away after eating and drinking but did fade quite a bit.
Swatches top to bottom: Eclair, Flambe, and Demi-Glace.
The Line & Define Lip Primer definitely helped the product last much longer and stopped it from feathering/bleeding outside of my lip line. It has a nice minty scent to it and hydrated my lips; no need for a lip balm.
I liked the formula of these liquified lipsticks I just wish that the scent was a bit toned down and the formula didn’t feel so heavy on the lips. Other than that, I love the pigmentation/rich color and the finish of the product is gorgeous. I liked the Lip Primer as well; definitely noticed a difference when layering it underneath any lip product.
Have you tried these new Liquified Lipsticks by Bite Beauty?
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This has got to be the best liquid liner I have tried thus far! It is extremely long lasting and stays almost the exact same after 10+ hours of wear. It doesn’t spread or smudge on the inner/outer corners of the eyes which happens to me a lot.
This is a super intense black shade that has a glossy finish. Now, I do wish they had a matte black option because I prefer a matte finish with some makeup looks. The brush is very unique; it is a sponge tip which looks like it won’t do a great job at applying thin lines but surprisingly this liner can give you a very thin/natural or a thick winged-out look. It is very easy to apply; this has to be the easiest liquid liner applicator I have used. It is very flexible but doesn’t spread like the hairs of a brush so it stays very neat and tidy. The only issue is that I have to go back into the product a few times to pick up enough product for a single eye. I also have to work quickly or else the liner will dry on my eyes and the applicator will take off the product when I go back in to straighten it up.
This liner claims to be waterproof and it is unless you rub it off by scratching your eye and then it peels off in one piece. But if left untouched it will remain the exact same for hours.
Overall, this liner has some positive and negative aspects but I really enjoy the longevity and ease of use that I would definitely recommend this liner to anyone that enjoys a glossy black liner look.
Have you tried any L’Oreal eye liners?
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This little sample sized primer surprised me! It doesn’t look like a primer I would enjoy – it doesn’t feel mattifying or have that silicon texture which fills in the pores but it made my skin look really nice and fresh all day long!
I know that Temptu products are made to be used with an airbrush system but I just applied this with my hands as I would with any primer. There is a very subtle pleasant scent to this and the texture is very unique and a bit hard to explain; it is an opaque white thick gel consistency and once I apply it, it’s a bit tacky and very moisturizing on the skin. I can see it slightly blurring while making my face look extremely smooth! It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy and I definitely see it mattifying my skin upon application – however the mattifying effect is similar to a natural satin matte and not a silicon flat matte. I also got a compliment today that my skin looks smooth which reinforces what I think this primer did for my skin.
My foundation glided on easier than usual and this primer helped control my oil for the entire day! I usually have to blot every four hours or so but with this I went seven hours before blotting. I did get oily throughout the day but not enough to bother me to blot – which is huge!
I really liked this primer and will definitely look into purchasing it. Have you tried any products from Temptu?
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I can’t control myself when I see a mattifying moisturizer and this one was even more intriguing because it claims to work as a mattifying primer as well.
On the website this product claims to blur the look of pores, reduce shine, smooth skin, and helps control pore-clogging oil with Salicylic Acid. It contains Vitamin C, Caffeine and Bisabolol which calms skin. On top of that it is oil-free, non-acnegenic, Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested.
Before we get in to how this worked for me I like to start with the packaging. I really like squeeze tubes; you don’t have to dip your finger in product and it is clean and compact. It’s also very light weight and sleek which makes it easy to store when travelling. I also like the white and silver packaging with a hint of blue; the packaging doesn’t look cheap at all.
The product itself is a white opaque cream and is very light-weight; feels almost like a gel consistency but not quite. The scent is mild and fresh and not bothersome or floral. When I rub this into my skin I feel it slightly mattifying but it doesn’t leave my skin completely matte. I need to follow up with a pore filler because this doesn’t really minimize my pores however, it does give me an instant radiance/brightening effect while removing excess oil. This can look great on no makeup days and when layered under foundation it sits nicely; doesn’t roll up or look cakey which is a problem that I have had with mattifying bases. It does prolong the time that I tend to get really oily and want to blot but it doesn’t eliminate the need to blot.
Overall, I like this product but it doesn’t live up to the claims that it makes. However, I have to mention that I’m very oily – more so than the average person!
Have you tried any of the Estee Edit products?
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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!
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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I won this product in a giveaway. Click here to visit Melissa’s blog!