I have been trying a few different eye creams in the last few months and I have a pretty good idea of what worked and what didn’t. Today I’m reviewing this eye cream from Clinique; there are two types – there is the original All About Eyes which is a gel-cream formula and then the rich formula. I will be reviewing the other one as well in the next few weeks.
This eye cream is available in two sizes: 15ml and 30ml. You save a bit of money on the larger size but I do recommend that you purchase the smaller one first to see how it works for you and they do last a long time about 5-6 months for the 15ml. I like getting the smaller size when the product is housed in a jar like this because it is exposed to the air every time you open it and you must dip your fingers in to apply.
This formula is a true cream – it is much thicker than the original All About Eyes. I have to rub my finger in the product to pick it up; I feel it almost melt upon contact. Once I tap this product under my eyes I notice that it absorbs very well which is important because my concealer will be able to sit nicely on top. I have very oily skin but dry under eyes which is why I’m on the hunt for a good eye cream, I definitely want to prevent wrinkles from forming by keeping the area moisturized.
This eye cream claims to diminish the look of puffiness and dark circles while helping lessen the look of fine lines. I’m 25 years old and I don’t notice any wrinkles now but I’ve always used an eye cream to moisturize and to help my concealer glide on and not look cake-y and dry. I don’t have puffiness but I do have dark circles which is caused by my blue/purple veins showing through my very thin under eye skin.
In conclusion; this eye cream performed very nicely in moisturizing my eye area however, I didn’t notice it lightening my dark circles (I don’t think any cream can).
**Update: I’m pretty sure this eye cream gave me milia (little small bumps) so I will no longer be using this.
Have you tried this eye cream? Let me know which eye cream is your favourite!
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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 reviewed some tools/products in the past that help make brush cleaning quicker and easier but this is by far the best tool that I have used!
There are 6 sections (3 on each side) of this board and each section has a different texture for different types of brushes. I like how each section is indented which helps water to gather so that your brush is submerged. I feel the textures really gripping and brushing through the bristles and removing even difficult to remove makeup such as foundation or powder. This leaves my brushes completely clean and without residue which is great because I have acne-prone skin and making sure my brushes are super clean is really important.
I also like that this board allows me to wash my brushes without getting my hands wet – I used to rub my brushes on my hand and that toke forever to clean (especially foundation). This is easy to hold, easy to use (just rub your brushes on the board), easy to clean (just rinse with water and let air dry).
I have no complaints about this board and would definitely recommend it. I’ve been using this every time to clean my brushes after receiving it. I used to just use the Clinique Makeup Brush Cleanser, read my review here, but after reading some articles about how it’s important to actually clean your brushes with soap and water I’ve only been using that in between washes.
How do you clean your makeup brushes?
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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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Disclaimer: I received these products from Influenster for reviewing purposes. All of my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.
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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This primer got a lot of attention on social media simply because it is a sheer black color. I have the mini size and after trying it out a few times I have a few thoughts on it.
Besides the fact that this primer is a black color (it contains melanin) it claims to shield against HEV and IR light which comes from computer/tablet/smart phone screens and this light causes premature ageing and skin damage. I was very intrigued that it also claims to diminish the look of pores and fine lines.
Once applied, this primer does not darken your skin tone – it becomes clear. It feels very hydrating and isn’t greasy or heavy at all. I don’t notice it doing much for my pores and will have to follow up with a pore filler before applying my foundation. This primer sits nicely on my skin and under foundation but in all honesty it doesn’t do much in terms of blurring out pores/fine lines or making my foundation stay on longer than usual.
I would apply this as a moisturizer because of the HEV and IR light protection that it gives but would follow up with another primer to give me the look and longevity that I want from my foundation.
Have you tried this primer?
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