2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Review: Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette

Jeffree StarAndrogyny EyeshadowPalette Review

It’s Sunday which means I am back with another eyeshadow palette to review, last week I did summer which means this week I am doing fall, or autumn if you’d prefer to call it that. Today I will be reviewing the Jeffree Star Androgyny Eyeshadow Palettewhich I think is a fantastic palette for the fall time, it’s got a good mix of color but all are deeper shades without being too deep, it’s a very interesting mix of shades that I think go really well together. So, let’s just jump right on into this palette.

20170710_182711I think I want to start this review out by saying, I know it’s  Jeffree Star and I know there are a lot of opinions and just all around drama around his name, I’m not even the biggest fan of him myself but I did want to play with it so I’m trying to keep him and his product separate. I just wanted to get a little bit of that out there before I started.

Now, with that out of the way, I think I’m just going to jump into the packaging. Starting with the box, which I will not have pictured in this review but the box itself isn’t really that interesting, it’s a dark burgundy kind of shade with the simple gold Jeffree Star logo on it, it’s very straightforward. I will say this, I am slightly disappointed that the actual packaging is pink, I get that’s Jeffree Star’s thing, but the box color seems so much more appropriate for this one to me. However, I like pink and don’t really care that much either, so it’s not really a big deal. I don’t quite know how to describe the texture on this one, it is for sure a texture and maybe a little snake skin like? It’s very small and strange, but I don’t mind it as it seems like something that won’t get dirty super easily and that is always a plus.

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Now it is time to delve into the palette itself, so what you see when you open it up are twelve large sized, square pan eyeshadows with the Jeffree Star logo embossed into each one of them. These pants might not be as deep as some but they for sure make up for it in width. I honestly think I prefer a wider pan more, it’s a lot more surface area and I think that makes it pretty easy to use.

Let’s talk about the formula of these eyeshadows, I want to just get this out of the way and say this, I adore this formula. I just dip my brush into the product itself and with just a light touch it is super pigmented. These are super soft but they are soft, I don’t get a whole lot of kick back when I use these which is always nice. It’s just a really nice, soft and buttery formula that doesn’t produce a lot of powder.

There are a couple of metallic type shades in this palette and their formula is a tiny bit different, they aren’t bad by any means and I love the both of them, but they do take a little bit more effort to work with. At least the lighter of the two, Frosting, is a little harder to work with, but I can get color payoff from it, it’s just not as soft and amazing as the rest of the shadows.

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Let’s look at some swatches, we’ll be going from top to bottom: Frosting, a really pretty shimmery light gold shade, Safe Word, a nice beigey brown transition kind of shade, Charm, a really pretty light pumpkin kind of orange, Deja Vu, a gorgeous metallic copper shade that I am in love with, Dominatrix, a matte dark warm toned brown, Androgyny, a really pretty matte deep rosey mauve kind of color, Fetish, a matte deep red brick shade, Military, a really yellowy green kind of matte shade, Poison, a very pretty deep blackened teal, and Swallow, a really deep navy blue matte shade.

This palette has such stupid names if you ask me, I’m really not into it but I do get that it’s very Jeffree Star, however, I don’t personally like them. I do like the mix of color though, I think all of these shades are fairly easy to work with one another and create interesting looks, there are a couple of more unique and interesting shades in this one but I like that, it gives me some variety. If I wanted to complain the only real complaint I have is that the last two shades, Poison and Swallow look almost identical and once you put them on the eye I can’t tell the difference. It’s really not a big deal but it is something to keep in mind I think.

These are the three looks that I came up with just playing around with this palette and I’m quite happy with them, I think it shows how really versatile this palette can be, and this is just three looks. I have a really autumnal glam kind of look, a very office friendly day look, and a really dark look for going out. I am very excited to play with this palette more, especially Androgyny, I haven’t used it yet but I’m itching to come up with something using it. Some of my favorites thus far have been Deja Vu, Safe Word, and Fetish, I have enjoyed all of the ones that I’ve tried so far but these are the three that really stand out to me.

Overall, I know there is a lot of controversy around Jeffree Star and his brand, but this is a great product that I very much enjoy, so I’m happy with this purchase and am excited to play with it some more.

Fall is right around the corner, are you excited or loathing the idea of cooler months?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Review: BH Cosmetics Take Me Back to Brazil Palette

BH Cosmetics Take Me Back To BrazilPalette Review

I am back once again to review a makeup palette if you missed out on my post last week, I am reviewing a new to me eye shadow palette every Sunday in the month of August. Last week I did a spring inspired eyeshadow palette and this week I will be doing a summer eyeshadow palette. The BH Cosmetics Take Me Back To Brazil Palette, just looking at this makes me think of the summertime, it’s bright, full of life and color, it’s just really fun and summery if you ask me. This is still for sale but I think this might be limited edition. Anyway, let’s get right on into it.

 

 

I saw this and debated over it for a total of about three minutes before immediately purchasing it, partly because I love playing with color now and partly because I just don’t have any self-control whatsoever. But, whatever the reason may be, I own this palette now so it’s time to get talking about it.

I guess I’ll start with the packaging, this isn’t my favorite packaging every just because it is the typical thick cardboard type of packaging that you would expect from a palette at this price point. It’s nothing bad or anything it’s just bulky and I would have preferred a more stream lined feel and look to it, but of course, that may just be me. I don’t think there is a whole lot of excess space when you open it, the eyeshadows could be a little bit closer but this is nothing that I can’t deal with. The theming of this palette is perfect though, I think it’s exactly what I would picture seeing that it’s called Take Me Back to Brazil and it’s a Carnival themed palette. It’s very fun packaging.

Now, let’s talk a little bit about the inside, the shadow pants were a little bit smaller than I thought they would be, I wasn’t expecting them to be huge at all but I wasn’t expecting them to be quite this small either. They are still easy to work with and get a brush in and it is a colorful palette so I’m not really sure how much use I’ll really get out of it so I don’t mind that the pans are a little bit smaller than average. You get 32 round eyeshadows in all of the colors you can probably imagine, you get a large black one and two large duo-chrome white shades, one appears to be cooler toned and the other warmer. It’s such a fun mix and is really fun to play with!

 

I think it’s time to see some swatches, which if you’re reading this then I would guess you already have, seeing as the swatches are above this text. These are finger swatches, mostly because I’m usually too lazy to get up and get a brush and I always forget to bring one, so finger swatches it is. These all swatched fairly nicely, some better than others as you can see, and as they don’t have names I can’t really point out which ones are my favorite super easily. I think the red and that bright blue in the left photo really stand out, I don’t know why I haven’t really played with either of them but I think I’ll have to soon. With this palette, I’m pretty much going to be able to create endless looks and I’m really looking forward to playing with it more.

A little about the formula of these shadows, they do vary a little bit seeing as they aren’t all the same finish and even due to the colors they aren’t all the same formula, but Some of these are amazing and sme the others are a little bit more chalky. Overall as a whole and based on what I’ve played with so far, these have been really great especially for the price point.

 

Now, I plan on sharing three eyeshadow looks with each review, I’m not sure if I mentioned that in last weeks review but I am mentioning it now. These are the three looks that I came up with and I’m pretty happy about all of them, they are very fun and very bold. I think I’m most happy with the third one, which is a rainbow eye I kind of slapped together. I do wish I had taken a little bit more time with it and it would have been even better, but I was just messing around and for messing around I was pretty happy with it. I can’t list shade names that I used because there are none, so I can’t really list the stand out shades that I played with.

So, I think that is it and I think I’ve covered everything that I need to. I’m really quite happy with this eyeshadow palette, it’s not the best quality that I’ve ever used but it’s not bad by any means either, I find it pretty easy to work with.  This is also a really easy palette to work with on it’s own or to work with other shades and palettes, which is always a plus if you ask me.

What is your favorite summer palette?

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2017 · Bath · beauty · beauty blogger · Lush · Review

Lush Yuzu And Cocoa Shower Cream

Lush Yuzu & CocoaShower Cream Review

Its time for another Lush review, I feel like these have been very few and far between, but they have recently come out with a bunch of new products and I may have picked some of them up, so there will be a bunch of Lush reviews coming up in the next few months. Especially considering the Halloween and Christmas ranges will be coming, I can resist those two things, even if I don’t buy Lush as much anymore. Anyway, this one isn’t about that but instead, Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Cream.

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I am reviewing this now partly because I wanted to and partly because this is leaving the stores and that makes me so sad, so I figured I needed to make sure that everyone was aware in case they weren’t. I’m probably going to ruin the review a little bit by saying this, but this is my all time favorite product from Lush, probably, so I am super sad that it’s going away and even though I have a mostly full 16oz bottle of it I am really tempted to pick up another one just because I do love it so much. Anyway, let’s dive on into the actual review.

I guess I’ll start with the best part of this product and that is the scent, I love the scent of this so much, it’s supposed to smell like chocolate oranges but I don’t get that at all and I feel like a lot of people don’t pick up that scent. The scent that I do pick up is even better than that, at least if you ask me it is, it smells like a tropical vacation and I love that. It has this really creamy scent to it while also smelling like coconuts lightly, it reminds me of something but I just can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe a little bit like suntan lotion but better, it’s just a really great, slightly sweet, creamy, tropical kind of scent.

I love the color of this too! That doesn’t play anything into what I think about this product but it is something added, it’s fun and bright.

I feel like the feel of this is what makes this even more special, it’s not just a shower gel but a shower cream, which to me means that this is a lot more moisturizing on the skin than just regular old shower gel. This does have cocoa butter in it, which is probably what makes it extra moisturizing and that extra bit more luxurious of a product. Also, on top of all of that, this one is Vegan, which non-vegan products don’t bother me but I know that some people strictly use vegan products.

Overall I love this, there is no secret about that and I would completely recommend this to any and everyone who likes this type of scent. I am so sad to see this one go and will have to keep a look out in the kitchen for it when I start running low.

Are you sad about Lush discontinuing so many products?

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Review: Lorac I Love Brunch Palette

Lorac I -3 BrunchPalette Review

It’s time for me to introduce you to a fun new, short series that I have planned for all the Sundays during August. Since there are four Sundays this month and four seasons I’ve decided to do something maybe a little bit weird, but really not weird at the same time, I’m going to knock out four new palettes to me that I need to review and each one of them happens to remind me of a season. So, really I’m just reviewing eyeshadow palettes but they happen to make me think of each season, so of course, I am going to start off with spring and that means the Lorac I Love Brunch Palettewhich is a limited edition spring collection palette.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Review

Butter Bronzer Review

It’s time for another review, a review of a product that has been super hyped up in the beauty community and something that I’ve had and been trying out for a while, but with summer dwindling away I figured I needed to bite the bullet and get this done before I ran out of time. Today I’ll be talking about the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer, which is a product that just screams summer to me, from the packaging to the scent even, it’s just very summertime like. So, let’s get into talking about it.

20170416_092522.jpgThis product retails for $14.99 and comes with 0.38 oz of product, a fair amount for a bronzer I think. You can also often find this on sale at drugstores, which is what I did, it seemed a bit pricey for a drugstore product, so I waited and got mine during a 40% off sale. Anyway, enough about that let’s talk about the packaging a little bit. I find this packaging to be a little bit bulky, it’s not too obnoxious but it does have more bulk to it than I would like, I think I would prefer something more streamlined but that may just be me.

20170416_092540.jpgI do enjoy the overall look of it though, I think it’s very pretty and fun summery colors, but also pretty sturdy. As with a lot of Physicians Formula products, there is a little sponge applicator hidden underneath the product, which I assume is why it is so bulky and it’s a nice thought, however, how many people actually use the brushes and applicators that come with the product? Maybe a lot and I’m just used to the beauty community, but from what I see very few.

20170416_092621.jpgLet’s talk color, I picked mine up in light, even though I know the regular is the one that everyone is all about, so I probably need to pick that one up. There isn’t anything wrong with this one but it’s just not the one that everyone goes on and on about. Anyway, we are talking about this one today so let me not ramble on about that one for too long. This bronzer is nice, the shade is a little bit off for me but it’s not bad, it’s very light so that helps. This goes on really smooth and even, I quite like the look of it and it’s super easy to work with, it just leaves my skin looking lightly bronzed and I like that.

The last thing about this is the scent, this has a really strong scent, I can’t smell it when it’s on my face the rest of the time I for sure can, so if you are sensitive to smells you should pass this one over. The scent of this is a coconutty scent, it smells a lot like tanning lotion to me and that is a scent that I personally love, so it’s a big plus if you ask me.

Overall, I like this bronzer and have been reaching for it a fair amount recently, however, this is not my all time favorite bronzer right now but I do like it and am not unhappy that I own it, I’m glad that I tried it out.

Do you guys think the original shade would be better? Should I try that too?

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Review: Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Diamond Dust

Laura Geller- DiamondDust Review

It’s that time again where I review something, and today I am reviewing the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Illuminator in the shade Diamond Dust. This is a limited edition product, it retails for $26.00 and you get 0.16oz of product, which I think is a fair amount of product considering this is a highlighter and it’s going to take forever to get into. Let’s jump on into the review.

20170603_082444I want to start this out by talking about the name of this, which isn’t something I always focus on in reviews but is something I want to talk about this time because it reminds me of something else. Not only did this look like a gorgeous highlighter, and I already love the Baked Gelato Swirl products, but the name really got my attention. Diamond Dust is the attack that Shiva uses in the Final Fantasy Series, which makes me think about Final Fantasy VIII, which is probably my all time favorite game. This reason may be a little bit out there and a tiny bit strange, but that’s what it made me think of and that’s why I was so excited to get my hands on it.

Wow, that was a lot of rambling to tell you guys about my weird reason I love the name. Let’s continue on to something more interesting.

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Let’s chatter a little bit about the packaging of this product, the box is cute, it’s kind of a diamond type look to it, it’s nothing that I’m super fond of. I like the look of the actual product itself though, the powder is a really pretty swirl design that I think looks really good and neat, so I’m a huge fan of that. I think the packaging that holds the product is fine, it’s nothing interesting but it’s also nothing obnoxious either. It’s just a simple black base with a clear domed lid, it’s very straightforward and I like that.

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This color is so interesting to look at, it’s a duo-chrome highlighter, which seems to be super popular at the moment and I’m okay with that because I like the trend and look. Really, I just love highlighters and these are a new obsession of sorts. This one is a really light white kind of shade with a really clear and strong pink/red flash to it, it’s really interesting to me but fairly subtle at the same time so I like that. It adds something interesting and slightly out there without being unwearable.

Overall, I really like the look of this product and think it’s a great one, I’m really happy with the purchase and almost want to pick up the stick form of it, but I’m not sure of it just because I already have this one and am not sure that I need to have two versions of this color.

What are your favorite duo-chrome highlighters?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Summer 2017 Blush Picks!

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Hello there on this lovely Thursday, or whatever day you may be reading this on. Today I am here to share some festive summer blush picks. I thought this would be a fun thing to do, so let’s jump on into finding out what I think are great blushes for the summertime.

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NYX Ombre Blush in Code Breaker – This color is probably the most out there for me but it’s also the most fun one in this list I think. This is a really bright pinky purple blush, as you might expect by looking at it in the pan, and it’s a really fun blush that I don’t use a ton because I do find that I have to wear it with certain looks, but when I do wear it I find that it’s a really fun one.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Blush in Cantaloupe – I love these blushes and highlighters that are packaged like this, actually I think I just really like Laura Geller cheek products, all of the ones I’ve tried have been really great and give a really fantastic glow. This one is no exception, it gives a little bit of that glow from within and this is a very soft blush that is just pretty and perfect for a lighter makeup day in the summer.

Physicians Formula Butter Blush in Vintage Rouge – Just like the Butter Bronzer this has that coconut suntan lotion kind of smell to it, which to me makes it perfect for the summer because it smells amazing and takes me to the beach. This is one of the new shades and I am super glad I picked this up because it is a fantastic coral kind of color and is just a lovely wash of color on the cheeks.

Benefit Galifornia Blush – I think that this blush just embodies the summertime, everything from the look, to the smell and the color just screams summer to me! This is a really pretty pink shade with a very fine gold glow to it, it’s not glittery at all and is really quite fine. This also smells lightly of coconut, it’s completely different than the blush above but still enjoyable.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush in How Deep Is Your Love? – I just love bright blush during this time of year and that is completely the reason why this one is here, that combined with the fact that it’s got great lasting power, even in the hotter and sweatier months of the year. This blush also has the cutest packaging, which adds nothing to it other than being super cute.

Mac Fruity Juicy Pearlmatte Face Powder in Oh My, Passion – I’m pretty sure this just looks like summer, like the packaging and the powder itself looks most like summer to me. I’m not sure what this is supposed to be exactly but to me, it looks like a blush or bronzer to me, which I am okay with because it is very pretty.

Milani Baked Blush in Bella Bellini – This is easily the most shimmery blush on this list and quite possibly the most shimmery blush that I have ever used, but I’m okay with that, it’s not a look that I’m always going for but it’s really a pretty look when I do decide to go for it. This is a really pretty pink shade with a gold shimmer to it, this doesn’t look like glitter in it at all but instead, a really subtle shimmer and I like that.

And those are all of my picks for this time of year, not a super wide variety of colors as I am into a lot of brighter pinks and corals this time of year, but I think it’s still a fair mix of products and all of them are things that I love.

What are your favorite Summer blushes?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Jeffree Star Mini Haul & First Impression

Jeffree StarMini Haul

I have been so back and forth with making a purchase from this brand, but I was super curious to try a few things out from this brand so I pulled the trigger and picked up a couple of things. I placed a second order and ordered one of the eyeshadow palettes, but that came in the mail yesterday so I’m not going to be including that in todays post because I haven’t had enough time to try it out at all. So, let’s get on into the couple of products that I did purchase.

20170629_151643I looked through the site and for once I decided to be moderate and not just buy a ton of things to try out, instead I just picked two things I was really interested in. The first one is the Velour Lip Scrub in Watermelon Gum, I love watermelon and lip scrubs so I couldn’t pass this one up. The second is the Velour Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin, which is the shade that I’ve been eyeing for a while. So both of these purchases made sense to me.

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I’m going to start out this little mini review with the lip scrub, mostly because I want to and it was the item that inspired me to purchase these items. I was very excited about this product, I really like lip scrubs and I really love watermelon so this seemed like the exact product that I’ve been waiting for. I was super excited about it and I’m really glad I picked it up because it is as great as I thought it would be.

Usually, I use Lush lip scrubs but I may be a changed woman now, I think I just like the variety these come in versus the other, both are great lip scrubs though. Anyway, this lip scrub is a really fun one which I enjoy and does a really good job at gently exfoliating the lips, it ends up leaving them fairly moisturized which is what I’m looking for, exfoliated and moisturized lips.

And, the best part about this is the taste, this tastes amazing and really reminds me of watermelon gum and it’s fantastic!

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And now it is time for the liquid lipstick, the really fun thing in this haul and the thing that I was surprisingly less excited about, which is not to say that I’m not excited about it at all, I was just really excited about that damn lip scrub.

Anyway, I’ve heard nothing but good things about this formula so I was excited to get to try it for myself, and boy it did not disappoint. This is hands down one of the best liquid lipstick formulas that I’ve ever tried, and at this point, I feel like that’s saying a lot because I have tried a fair amount of liquid lipsticks after me battling a bunch and being obsessed with them.

This formula is very comfortable to wear, it almost feels like a second skin and after wearing a couple of times I feel like it doesn’t leave my lips feeling dry afterward, well, not majorly dry. I think all liquid lipsticks leave the lips a little bit dry at least, but this one doesn’t leave them overly dry.  The lasting power on this is pretty good, nothing super crazy or anything but still pretty good. I had lunch while wearing this one time and it held up through that, wearing off later in the day but it did make it through food. Also, this color is really lovely, especially one the lips. It looks less warm on my lips than it does swatch on the hand, which I love because it’s kind of like the perfect nude for me.

Overall I am really glad that I picked up these products and am very happy with them so far, I will have to play with them and test them out a little more just to make sure that I really love them, but after a couple of uses I can say that I am really into these two and don’t see that opinion changing anytime soon.

What are your favorite Jeffree Star products?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Review: Lipstick Queen Frog Prince + Hello Sailor

Lipstick Queen Duo Review

I feel like I’ve been doing a fair amount of reviews and I think that’s a good thing, I have tons of things to review and tons of things that I could still decide to review, but either way today I have a review ready for you guys and I’m actually reviewing two products, they came in a little set together and I didn’t want to split them up. So, let’s get into this review.

20170420_155333.jpgI don’t think I can express how excited I was to see this set, I had the full intention to pick up the shade Hello Sailor but then this set came out and it was only ten more dollars than the one, so I decided to finally bite the bullet and pick this set up. This set is for sale on the Ulta website, here, and it’s currently $35.00 for both of these lipsticks, which does seem a little bit steep but I love the idea of these and am super glad that I picked these up.

Let me talk a little bit about these, these lipsticks are a little bit strange, Hello Sailor is a blue lipstick and Frog Prince is a green lipstick, which at this point in time isn’t that strange, those are colors that are becoming more normal to see, but these are not actually those colors. These are some of those really cool color changing lipsticks, which I am sure is really simple to figure out but I love the idea of because they are really cool. My fiance thinks I’m weird but I like the idea of looking like I’m applying blue lipstick and really it’s a super wearable shade.

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I’m going to start out with the one that I used the most and that is the Hello Sailor lipstick, which is the blue one as you can probably tell. This is something that I really wanted and is actually something that I find myself reaching for a fair amount, which is something that I am happy about.

Anyway, this is a blue lipstick that once applied to the lips, starts to change and adjusts to the perfect sheer plum kind of shade, it’s really cool and it always looks so good. I think that is another reason why I like this kind of ‘color changing’ lipsticks, they are just really easy to apply and so effortless, at least in my experience that’s how these are.

This changes on the lips fairly quickly, I did not time it which I am kind of regretting now but it’s too late, well, kind of. This does change quickly and is just a really great, sheer shade on the lips.

20170420_155422.jpgI know, I didn’t talk about the feeling on the lips and really the texture of these lipsticks at all yet, but I’m going to talk about them both in the next little bit as they have the same kind of formula to them, just different colors.

So, onto Frog Prince, which is the green one if you couldn’t tell, and if it wasn’t obvious with the name of this one.  This one looks green but when it’s applied to the lips it adjust to your perfect sheer hot pink shade. While I think this one is still sheer and easy to just swipe on, I do find that this one has a bit more pigment to it then the previous.

So now, I think it is time to start talking about the formula and wear of these two lipsticks. Since they are sheer I think it should be pretty obvious that these lipsticks are very moisturizing, which is a big plus to me, while I love liquid lipsticks sometimes it’s nice to have something that doesn’t dry out the lips but instead is very moisturizing.

20170420_155455.jpgBecause these are sheer I am sure you are thinking that these won’t have a lot of lasting power, and if I’m being completely honest, you’d be completely right. This lipstick doesn’t have a lot of lasting power to it and I do find myself having to reapply a lot actually, but I’m alright with that since these two lipsticks are super moisturizing. Plus, these colors are always really pretty and really effortless, so I’m not really bothered by this,

I think the last thing that I really need to address is scent, which I just sniffed both of these because I really couldn’t remember if these had much scent to them, they do not, they are basically fragrance-free.

So, if you’re looking for a really fun yet natural, really moisturizing lipstick then this is something that you might want to check out. I will say this though, as much as I enjoy these and as fun as I think they are, I really wouldn’t consider this something that someone needs. It is a really great product and if you’re looking for something fun, this is fun but it’s not earth shattering.

What do you guys think about color changing lipstick?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Review

Review: The Ordinary Serum Foundation

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It’s time to share another review with you guys, and today I will be reviewing The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 1.0N, which took me a little while to get my hands on it. This is a product that has been hugely talked about all over social media and everyone seems to want it, so of course, I jumped on it and ordered it, that just meant waiting a little while for it to actually show up. I’ve had it for probably a month now and have been testing it out for this review, so I guess now it’s time to jump right on into this.

20170521_105712.jpgAs usual, I am going to start by talking about the appearance of this product, which you can see to the left of this text. I want to talk about the box for just a moment, I don’t have a photo but that is alright because you really aren’t missing that much. The box this came in was really simple and straightforward, it was a black box and looked exactly like what you would think it would look like.

Now, onto the bottle itself, which I saw and knew was going to be very minimal and nothing exciting, which is completely fine but I wasn’t expecting the bottle to be made out of plastic. I was expecting this to be glass but it turns out that it’s not, which isn’t a big deal to me but it’s something that was surprising.

Overall I am okay with this bottle, it gets a little messy around the pump but it’s not that bad.

20170521_105736.jpgNow onto the formula of this one, I’m going to start out by talking about the obvious here. This is a runny texture, which I guess should be obvious since it is called a serum foundation, but it is very runny. It’s not hard to work with but it isn’t the easiest either, I feel like I use a lot of the product because of the consistency.

20170521_105809.jpgI was concerned about the color match of this, but this does actually match my skin fairly well and is light enough.

As for how well this wears, I think it does pretty well. it lasts for a fair amount of time on the skin without wearing off and it looks pretty good. It doesn’t really have a matte finish, it’s probably closer to dewy, I’d say somewhere between a natural finish and a dewy finish, which I think is great for the summer time.

This foundation is really lightweight, I barely notice it on my skin once it has set, as it dries down I do notice it a little bit but like I said, once it sets it’s barely even noticeable. But, because of that I feel like it also is a very light coverage foundation, medium at best, which is perfectly fine with me but if you’re looking for something with a lot of coverage then I would skip over this one. This seems like a really great summer kind of foundation.

Overall, I like this foundation, it’s really affordable and it’s a nice foundation, but if I’m being honest I really don’t think this is worth waiting weeks to get your hands on and I really don’t think it’s worth the hype. It’s not a bad foundation but I just don’t find that it’s a very extraordinary foundation either.

Have you tried this foundation? If so, what did you think of it?

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