This is the first product that I’ve ever tried from GlamGlow and let’s just say that this was a good first impression. What intrigued me about this cleanser is that it contains a mud and an oil that transform into foam. I’ve tried oil cleansers before but never mud and I know that mud masks are great for oily skin types.
This product claims to gently remove all traces of makeup and deep clean. I really enjoy trying different face washes but not all work for me as I have super oily skin and I get these little bumps on my forehead/cheeks when I don’t deep clean. This product is so fun to use as you don’t expect the mud and oil to foam up. It smells like a delicious green apple and leaves your skin feeling super clean and soft.
The thing that I really enjoy about this packaging is that the oil and mud are stored separately and each have their own separate pump. Therefore, you can customize how much mud and oil you want. When my skin feels super dry I tend to pump more oil and when my skin is super greasy I will pump in more mud. This contains 75ml of oil and 75g of mud which is a decent amount and I feel like it will take me a while to finish this.
GlamGlow PowerCleanse Daily Dual Cleanser. One pump of oil and one pump of the mud.
I really enjoy this cleanser and would purchase again. I really want to try the other one as well, I believe it’s the YouthCleanse.
What do you suggest I try next from GlamGlow?
Search “GlamGlow PowerCleanse Daily Dual Cleanser” on eBay.
This concealer was talked about so much a couple of years ago until other products stole the lime light. I never got to try this out until recently and thought I would give my review on it to remind you guys that this is a pretty awesome concealer!
This concealer is packaged in a very unique way – I don’t have any other concealer that comes in a glass bottle with a tiny pump. I’ve heard the horror stories of people dropping this and shattering the glass so I will not be carrying this in my purse or travelling with it. The pump is nice however, you can’t control the amount you pump out. It’s either a full pump or nothing and for me this isn’t a big deal because that’s the perfect amount for my under eyes, eyelids, and to highlight the chin/forehead.
There are a bunch of claims online about this product being long wearing (15hrs) while also being transfer and water resistant. I do find this concealer to be incredibly long wearing; it does not fade after a full day. It stays looking the same; doesn’t crease when set with powder or look dry after a few hours. The product is described to have a full matte coverage and I would give this an almost full coverage with a soft matte finish. It feels incredibly light weight under the eyes and I’m guessing that’s because this is a liquid consistency.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC15. One pump on back of hand.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC15. Spread out slightly to show undertone and coverage. This particular shade is very fair with a light yellow undertone.
This is a really nice concealer so if you haven’t found a concealer that you are happy with this is definitely worth a try! And if you already own this, pull it out and start using it again!
Have you tried the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer? What did you think?
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I have a bunch of products from the Estee Edit line by Estee Lauder and even though this line has been discontinued, I’m still seeing these products online and in some cosmetics stores. I thought I would review this bronzer if you happen to ever stumble upon it.
What you notice first about this bronzer is the gorgeous packaging; mirrored with a sleek subtle design – it definitely looks luxurious. The pan is huge and contains 16 grams of product, which is a generous amount. It had a spot where there was some glitter over-spray but I brushed it off since that has no effect or purpose on the actual bronzer.
There were two shade options and since I have a fair skin tone I went with the 01 Light/Medium shade. The color is not too warm nor cool-toned; it’s a nice neutral to warm shade. This looks incredibly natural and is not too pigmented so you don’t have to worry about putting a lot on at once but it is buildable so you can darken it up a bit. It blends out extremely well and looks seamless on the skin. I really enjoy this formula and the shade is super flattering as well.
The Estee Edit The Barest Bronzer 01 Light/Medium Swatched Once.
If you happen to spot this somewhere for a reasonable price I would highly recommend buying it! Have you tried any of the Estee Edit products? Let me know in the comments section!
Search “The Estee Edit The Barest Bronzer 01 Light Medium” on eBay.
If you are searching for an affordable highlighter that is pigmented, buttery, and is buildable to a blinding highlight then look no further!
I had seen this highlighter pop up a few times while looking at dupes for theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer and I was intrigued. I ended up purchasing this and at around $6 CAD I wasn’t going to feel horrible if it ended up not working for me. (Seller link below – free shipping)
The packaging is plastic and does not by any means feel luxurious but it isn’t too bad as it is sturdy, compact and fairly simple. It comes with a nice sized mirror which I appreciate and contains 8.5 grams which is standard for a highlighter.
The formula is really nice; it feels soft but not too soft where you would get tons of kick-back every time you stick your brush in it. It can be blended out to give a nice subtle sheen to the cheeks or you can really build this up to look intense. The formula is forgiving to textured skin and doesn’t exaggerate texture or pores too much. There is no glitter pieces in this – just a nice shimmery glow.
W7 Glowcomotion Shimmer Highlighter Eyeshadow Swatched Once.
After doing more research this is comparable to theBalm Mary-Lou but this is much more of a pale champagne where as Mary-Lou is more golden. I really enjoy this highlighter and would recommend it – be sure to check it out if your in search of an affordable highlight!
Let me know what your current favourite highlighter is down below!
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I’ve been testing out a bunch of different primers lately. Sometimes I find myself using a hydrating primer for the perimeter of my face and then using a pore filling one for my t-zone. I’m starting to enjoy a hydrated/dewy skin finish but since I have crazy oily skin, I need that mattifying/pore minimizing for the t-zone.
This primer caught my eye because I’ve been struggling with somewhat textured skin recently. I get these tiny bumps that come and go. Perhaps I need to exfoliate more often? Anyways – while I sort that out I wanted a primer to smooth out my skin and this one claims to do just that.
It has a unique consistency – it feels like a hydrating gel formula with a touch of silicon but it becomes slightly tacky as you rub it in and will eventually dry down if you wait a few minutes. It makes my skin incredibly smooth and soft; foundation just glides effortlessly on top of this.
In terms of smoothing and pore covering, I’d give it a decent score of 8/out of 10 because it did a good job smoothing but it didn’t technically fill in my pores as well as other pore minimizing primers. It also claims to lengthen the wear time of your foundation and unfortunately, it did nothing in terms of longevity for me. My foundation broke down/separated around my mouth after about 5 hours or so; which is typical for me with regular primers.
If your looking for a smoothing primer, this is great however, this will not help with controlling oil or prolonging makeup – at least this was my experience with it.
Have you tried this primer?
Can be purchased at Sephora.
Would you believe it if I told you that this is the first glitter eyeliner that I have tried? So I don’t have much to compare it to however, this was my experience and thoughts on the W7 glitter liner.
I’m so glad that this has a nice thin, flexible brush. It allows you to place the glitters exactly where you want it to be and not look messy and all over the place. The glitters are mixed in with a gel formula that holds them together and I love that it dries down fairly quickly and stays where it’s put for the entire day; until you are ready to take off your makeup. However, if you do rub on this some glitters will fall off.
W7 Metal Flash Metallic Glitter Eyeliner swatched in the color Glitzy.
The glitter is super fine and reflective – the shade Glitzy is a nice gold that looks slightly silver when the light hits it. There are two other shades and after trying this out I’m definitely going to look into buying them! I love applying this to my inner corners – gives any plain eye look that extra sparkle and lasts really well! Overall, I’m super impressed and would recommend this product.
Have you experimented with glitter liners before?
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It’s still pretty chilly and dry where I live so I thought I would squeeze in one last review that is relevant to winter. I have done a review of the lip balm from the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour line a few posts ago and I have expressed my love for it especially this winter season! So I thought I would follow up with these two – one of which is a hand cream and the other is their original Eight Hour cream.
Starting off with the hand cream, this is a really nice non-greasy formula that sinks into the skin and helps a lot with dryness. However, the smell is super strong and unpleasant and noticeably lingers on until it dries down. I really enjoy the formula and would recommend this but if you are sensitive to strong smells, I would skip this one.
The original Eight Hour cream is meant to be used on dry hands/cuticles, to shape brows, to add shine to the cheeks, used on hair, lips, face, etc. So there are quite a few ways to use this product, I’ve even read how it helps to heal wounds and burns. The first thing I would like to mention is that this isn’t a traditional “cream” formula. It feels more so like an ointment or a very thick gel. The smell is beyond strong and rather medicinal. In saying that, this stuff is amazing at healing the skin and protecting the skin against the harsh winter months. It creates sort of like a “second skin” that sticks to you and helps repair any damage. I really can’t recommend that you use this as a hand cream because it’s too thick/sticky however, if you have a cut, burn, or a rash this stuff is amazing!
What do you think about the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour line?
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