I hope everyone is doing well! For this week's post, I'm going to go over a few products I regret buying and tell you why I regret buying them.
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon Palette: It's not that this palette is necessarily bad, but compared to other palettes that I own, it's not the best. The pigmentation is not consistent in all the shades, and when using them on the eyes, they are extremely patchy and require me to go over the same area a handful of times. Also, when swatching them, they are extremely chalky feeling.
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation: This foundation did absolutely nothing for me. No matter how hard I tried to blend it out nicely, it was cakey and made my face feel oily, which is strange because I have a pretty normal/combination skin type. Also, not to mention the smell of this foundation was honestly one of the worst smells I have ever experienced.
ELF Blending Brushes: These brushes definitely did the job, but compared to other brushes that I have recently been using from Morphe and BH Cosmetics, they aren't nearly as good. Also, the brushes fall apart after like washing them three times, so the quality of the brushes isn't exactly there either.
I hope this was helpful in y'all picking some of your makeup products that you want to try! Just because some of these products don't work for me doesn't mean they won't work for you. I hope you enjoyed!
Since April is almost over, it's time to do my monthly favorites! The following are products that I have completely fallen head over heels in love with and use on daily/ weekly basis! I highly recommend all of these products to y'all to try! Enjoy!
Concealer: Urban Decay NAKED Skin: $28.00
Eyeliner: Physician's Formula Eyebooster: $10.95
Single Eyeshadow: Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Rainbow: unfortunately not available anymore :( sorry loves
Mascara: Benefit They're Real!: $24.00
Mascara: Benefit Rollerlash: $24.00
Highlighter: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost in Princess Cut: $29.00
Brush: Morphe 510 (for highlighting)
Hope y'all have a great rest of your week!
I hope everyone is doing well and is enjoying the warm weather! For this week's post, I'm going to be doing a review on the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost in the shade Princess Cut. I received this highlighter in the mail a few weeks ago, and I've definitely used it enough to review it now. Hope y'all enjoy!
Okay, so first off the skin frost retails for $29.00 on jeffreestarcosmetics.com and promises to be a unique highlighter with a soft, buttery formula. It claims to be vegan, cruelty-free, talc free, paraben free, and gluten-free, as well as saying that "a little goes a long way."
This skin frost shade is absolutely stunning in person, however the texture of it when I swatched it did not live up to it's claim of being soft and buttery. When swatching it, instead of being met with a soothing, smooth feeling, I was met with a gritty texture that was somewhat painful to swatch. The highlighter gave off pigment when I did the swatch, but it didn't impress me like I thought it was going to.
In terms of actually using it on my face, it was very subtle when first applying, but by applying a more than generous amount you could definitely tell it was on my face. I'm not really one of those people that likes to have to dip into a product multiple times; I like things to work the first time or I get extremely frustrated. However, I will say that if you enjoy buildable products or a soft glow on the cheekbones, then this product is for you. Also, even though the swatch was gritty, it doesn't show up gritty on your face.
I actually find myself reaching more for this product more than my holy grail Jaclyn Hill X Becca Champagne Pop highlighter on a daily basis just because I am paler right now due to the winter. (definite run-on sentence, whoops :P) So I suppose this highlighter could be my fall/winter shade. I tried to use the skin frost with the Becca highlighter, and it made me glow all the way up to Jesus, his momma, and all of heaven, but if you aren't a highlighter junkie like me than obviously don't try this. :)
Overall, I enjoy using this product; the only flaws would be the gritty texture and my personal preference of not liking buildable highlighters.
My Rating: 9.5/10
Hope y'all enjoyed!
For today's post I'm going to be doing a review on the Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Palette. The palette retails for $45.00 and comes with twelve shadows and one medium sized blending brush.
As far as the packaging of this product, I think Kylie and her team were spot on. It feels like a high-quality eyeshadow palette based on its weight, and the fact that it comes with a HUGE mirror on the inside makes it that much better. The medium-sized blending brush, while handy at distributing product throughout your crease, provided me with nothing but discomfort due to the bristles of the brush being extremely rough.
On the other hand, the quality of the eyeshadows themselves differs from that of the packaging. The matte shades have amazing pigment when swatching them on your arm, as well as on the lid and through the crease area. The shimmer shades were extremely difficult to apply with a brush, and the pigment was there on the arm swatches, but once it hit my lids, poof, it was gone. To even get the shimmer shadows to show on my lids, I had to use my finger to apply it. For me personally, it is not ideal to be applying eyeshadows to my lids with my finger every single time I do my makeup.
This palette is diverse in terms of the colors it provides, but other than that, it really doesn't have much going for it. I enjoy the quality of the matte shades, and I continue to use them from time to time, but it definitely has not replaced my favorite everyday Morphe palette.
My Rating: 6/10
Hope y'all enjoyed the review!
So I haven't done a favorites blog post in a while, so I figured I should probably update y'all on my recent favorite beauty products.
Powder: Maybelline Fit Me! in Translucent- $5.99
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Pomade in Medium Brown- $18.00
Eyeshadow Palette: Morphe X Kathleen Lights Palette-(unfortunately it's not being sold anymore, but I still pretty much use it on a weekly basis)
Eyeliner: Physician's Formula Eyebooster in Ultra Black- $10.95
Mascara: Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! in Jet Black- $24.00
I know this post was super short, and I have more favorites, but I will probably end up putting them in my March favorites post. I'm thinking about making these monthly favorites posts a regular thing, so stay tuned for that! Hope y'all enjoyed this short post, have a great weekend!
For today's blog post I'm going to be doing a review on the Morphe X Kathleen Lights Eyeshadow Palette. Enjoy!
First off, the palette retailed for $22.99, a fair price for the amount of eyeshadows you receive. The palette offers an array of different colors, ranging from pink tones to neutrals, and can be used to make a dramatic smokey eye or even just a simple "no makeup- makeup look. It even offers an intense and unique green shadow that expresses Kathleen Lights personality being incorporated into the palette.
True to Morphe's shadows, the expectation of buttery, easily blended shadows was expected when using the palette, and the palette did not disappoint. I find the shadows easy to blend and easy to apply. The mattes are incredibly pigminted, and the shimmers are not patchy at all.
My only complaint about this palette is that the shimmer shadows do have a pretty decent amount of fallout, but to me, if the worst an eyeshadow palette has is fallout, but it still has good pigmintation then I still think it's worth having.
Unfortunately, Morphe has stopped selling this product, so you all can't get your hands on it, but if Morphe does begin selling it again, I will definitely update this post on that. Overall, I really enjoy using this palette, and it has quickly become my everyday makeup palette. I have almost hit pan on one of my favorite shimmers which just shows how much I enjoy using it.
My Rating: 9/10
Hope y'all enjoyed the review!
Here's a quick ten product update of what's new and trending in makeup! 5 of the products mentioned will be high-end and the other 5 will be drugstore/ more affordable products.
1. Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette: $26.00
2. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette Volume II: $36.00
3. Milk Makeup Blur Stick: $36.00
4. Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Ultimate Eye Collection: $65.00
5. NARS NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette: $59.00
6. Juvia's Place The Saharan Palette: $28.00
7. Wet N' Wild Photo Focus Foundation: $5.99
8. Wet N' Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder: $4.99
9. Morphe Liquid Lipsticks: $12.99
10. Colourpop Pressed Powder Face Duo in Topaz: $15.00
Hope y'all enjoyed this post! I know it's not the most exciting one, but I'm saving some of the products I have to review after my second winter break. Go out and purchase some of these and try them for yourself!
So I've never done a review on my monthly subscription to the website Ipsy. Basically, Ipsy is a makeup company that will send you a "glam bag" every month with a bunch of make up goodies and samples. I started receiving mine in December, and I started my subscription in November as a birthday gift from my aunt. I wanted to do a review on the December glam bag, but I totally spaced and didn't write one, so I decided to do one for my January glam bag instead.
First off, the glam bag from January was a silvery-blue bag with little holes on the whole thing. I like the bag, but I have a few problems with the products I received inside my glam bag.
Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I'm Not A Ballerina: Overall, I really liked this product, it didn't go on patchy, and I could have only done one coat and been okay. Rating: 4/5
Smashbox Cosmetics Camera Ready BB Cream: This product really frustrated me. The texture was ideal for what a BB cream is supposed to be, however the shade I was given was too dark for my skin tone, and it had a yellow undertone when I have a pinky-peach undertone to my skin. It was frustrating because I really couldn't test this product out on my face since the shade was wrong, and I didn't want to walk around all day looking like a bad lemon or something. Rating: 3/5
Lasting Smiles Lip Balm in Passionfruit Mango: Not gonna lie, I haven't even touched this since I received it; mostly because the scent really bothered me. I'm very sensitive to sweet smelling things; they tend to give me headaches and nausea, so I typically steer away from them. I probably will never use this product just based on it's smell. Rating: 2/5
Pacifica Blushious in Wildrose: This blush is absolutely gorgeous. It is completely versatile, and the shade is absolutely stunning. I think the shade is really nice for most skin tones, and when I swatched it, the color payoff was pretty good. Although I haven't used this yet on my skin, I think I'm really going to like it. Rating: 4/5
Manna Kadar Cosmetics Fantasy 3-in-1 Eyeshadow: This eyeshadow is absolutely gorgeous. The color pay off on the swatch was opaque and made me excited to try and use it. Rating: 5/5
Overall, this glam bag didn't disappoint me, but it definitely didn't impress me. I was hoping for more things that I like to use considering that they make you take a quiz on your preferences and skin type and tone, etc. However, I am still hopeful for February's glam bag. My rating of this bag as a whole will be below! Hope y'all enjoyed!
Wow, long time, no post. Today I'm going to do a review of the Benefit Rollerlash Mascara, enjoy!
First off, the Benefit Rollerlash Mascara is retailed in Sephora, Ulta, etc. for $24.00. It promises a curve-setting formula that lasts up to 12 hours on the lashes and contains provitamins such as B5 and serin, which are ingredients that are known to condition eyelashes well. The mascara claims to provide a satin finish, is water-resistant, and is easy to remove. On the packaging, it states that 87% of users said that it gave a long-lasting curl. The mascara is available in two different shades: black and brown, and has won the Allure Best of Beauty Award for the Best Everyday Mascara in 2015 & 2016.
In my opinion this product is everything a makeup lover could want in a mascara and more. The applicator is slim, but flexible, making it easy to apply multiple layers without the mascara getting clumpy. It separates lashes really well, and I have definitely noticed a difference in the curliness of my lashes that appears to last pretty long. This product was given to me as a gift, and I would definitely repurchase it; I think the Allure award was appropriately given to this mascara because it really does work well as a day to day mascara. I would recommend this mascara to beginners because the flimsy applicator would make it easier to apply, but also to just any make-up lovers because it works with any look.
My Rating: 10/10
Hope y'all enjoyed the review!
So I realized yesterday that I never did my October favorites, and it's not too late to do them! I will be figuring out a way to post a makeup look next week, whether it's an actual video tutorial or just a picture with a written explanation of the products used is to be determined, but I'm so excited to show you guys a look! Okay, without further ado, my October favorites! :)
Foundation- Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream: $6.29
Eyeshadow Palette- Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette: $49.00
Eyeliner- Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner: $7.19
Eyelash Curler- ELF Eyelash Curler: $3.00
Mascara- Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara: $6-7
Highlighter- Becca x Jaclyn Hill Highlight in Champagne Pop: $38.00
Lipstick- L'Oréal Lipstick in Zoe's Red: $5.99
Setting Spray- Urban Decay De-slick Oil Control Setting Spray: $31.00
I definitely didn't have as many favorites this month, but I just got some new makeup, so maybe those will be my new favorites next month. I tried to pick a variety of things that were "drugstore" and "high-end" products for you guys, so hopefully that works. Thanksgiving Break is next week so I will have some time to play around with some new looks. I'm not too sure what day I will be posting the makeup look I'm going to create, so I'll keep y'all updated! Hope everyone has a great rest of their week!
Tip of the Week
To find exactly where the tail of your eyebrow should end, take your eyebrow brush, line it up against your nose and the corner of your eye! :)
Recommendation of the Week
Urban Decay NAKED Skin Concealer: $28.00