Tag Archives: blendability

Review: Wet ‘n Wild 8-Pan Palette in Comfort Zone

16 Jan

Hello everyone! A palette review today and this palette has gotten a lot more usage since these photos were taken as this has been one of my favorites to pull out for the lovely green shades for the holidays. Who are we kidding this palette works all year round!

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Description: An 8-pan palette consisting of a cream yellow shimmer, pink shimmer, bronze brown shimmer, dark chocolate brown with gold glitter, greenish taupe shimmer, mid-tone grass green with shimmer, dark green with gold glitter and a duo chrome brown with green shimmers. My swatches doesn’t do this palette any justice.

Review: This is a great everyday palette especially with the colors on the left side of the palette. The shadows themselves are pigmented, blendable and easy to work with. With a primer they last 6-8 hours but without a mere 4 hours for all shades. They have a tendency to product fall out if you tap your brush in too much the powders are very loose in the pans. My favorite shade in this palette is the top left the taupe green shade because it’s such a unique shade that I don’t have in my collection at all. Overall, a great basic palette that everyone must have.

Cost: $3.99CDN @ local Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

Would I recommend this product? Yes! I mean what is not to love about this product?

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Review: Wet ‘n Wild Trio in Don’t Steal my Thunder

27 May

Hello everyone! This is the start of many Wet ‘n Wild trio reviews so please be prepared or feel free to tune out for the next little while.

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Description: A silver smokey eye trio. Browbone shade is a shimmering bright white, Crease is a matte black, and Eyelid is a shimmering grey silver.

Review: I have a general love for Wet ‘n Wild eyeshadows considering their price tag and how pigmented their shades are. This trio does not disappoint all three shades are pigmented and can be built up. With a primer they can easily last for 8 hours and more but on my oily lids without primer takes about 4 hours for the shades to appear somewhat muddy and not as bright as when I first apply them. The shades are very soft and pigmented but sometime you can easily blend the shade off your eyelid. Overall, a great eyeshadow palette for those on a budget and are looking for great eyeshadows.

Cost: $3.99CDN @ Superstore and Walmart

Would I recommend this product? Yes, this eyeshadow trio is excellent.

Review: Physician’s Formula Season-to-Season Bronzer

28 Mar

Hello everyone! Hooray Spring is coming soon and now I can seriously layer on bronzer for the sought after sun-kissed glow without worrying about skin cancer.


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Description: Wanna look like you have a faux tan everyday of the year? Well this is for you! Four customizable shades for the perfect bronzer look. Swatches were done with one swipe.

Review: Man, this was a pretty pricey bronzer I have to say especially for drugstore. I’ve never actually seen this on sale so those who really want to pick it up just be prepared to pay a bit for it. I personally do enjoy how this bronzer was promoting four different shades for all seasons. It’s a great concept and is sure to be  a hit all year round. Unfortunately there are somethings that are not so good about it. The colors are great they aren’t an Oompa-loompa orange so that’s always nice. All the colors are very pigmented but there is glitter throughout the entire product especially in the center with a little anchor like thing it is just shimmer to add to your face. It blends out easily though and the packaging is quite sturdy even though it’s a little too big for my liking it still works. Staying power was around 5-6 hours without any touch ups which is nice. Now for the unfortunate part of this bronzer, the scent. I smells very intensely of fake flowers and it’s not a pleasant scent I could even smell it after I put it on my face. So for those who have sensitive skin the scent can be a bit irritating on the skin. Also the amount of glitter/shimmers put into the product is a bit off putting I love my shimmer but not when it’ll make me look like a glitter bomb. Overall, I think it’s a nice bronzer with a great concept but the scent and shimmer is very off-putting for me. I won’t repurchase but it’s not a bad product per say.

Cost: $21.99CDN @ Shoppers Drug Mart

Would I recommend this product? I would for those who love shimmery bronzers, enjoy floral scents or do not mind scents in their cosmetics. Everyone else who hates shimmer and intense scents I would recommend to stay far far away from this product.

Review: Essence Mono Eyeshadow in Party All Night

23 Mar

Hello everyone! An affordable beauty item today hopefully you’ll be able to find it near you.

Description: An intense shimmer bronze for those great nights out. Swatch was done with one swipe.

Review: I have to start off to say that I’ve only seen this brand at Shoppers Drug Mart so you can only find these items there. Best part it’s a really good price for those who shop at Shoppers since the only cheap brand they carry is Bonnebell. I have to say that I really like the clear plastic see-through packaging it doesn’t feel cheap and there is quite a bit of weight to it. It’s easy to hold while applying the eyeshadow so great size for sure. The shadow itself is nicely pigmented with a very smooth feel across the eyelid. Despite how shimmer packed it looks it goes on with high pigmentation and is a breeze to blend as well. It’s a great formula to work with and I feel is almost on par with MAC eyeshadows (veluxe finish buttery-ness). Overall, I think that this is a great everyday shadow and will definately repurchase once I run out (if I run out).

Cost: $2.49CDN @ Shoppers Drug Mart

Would I recommend this product? Yes! It is a great eyeshadow for such a great price.

Review: Etude House Dream-on Loose Powder

2 Mar

Hello everyone! An Etude House post today I’ve been neglecting my loose powder from Project 10 Pan and have been using this one. No reason why I just am…

 

Description: The loose powder of your dreams. A translucent shade powder made to set makeup.

Review: I really like this powder and the pretty packaging helps earn lots of point in my book too. I mean look at all in intricate designs on the top of the lid. Etude House packaging always seems to work its way into my heart. Anyways, the powder is translucent (of course); it is finely milled so the powder just glides across your face. Now as for the wear time I find that this at times helps keep my face oil-free for about 2 extra hours on top of the foundation wear time. Though if I wear a primer underneath my foundation and powder it will last longer. There is a light floral scent with this and goes away after applying the powder. Overall, I really like this powder and works great if only I didn’t have to wait for it everytime…

Cost: $14-16CDN @ online sites (eBay) *Note: The price includes shipping fees.

Would I recommend this product? I would, this is a great setting powder but if only you didn’t have to wait for air mail time and the large size of the powder.

Review: Maybelline Eyestudio Mocha Mirage Duo

28 Feb

Hello everyone! Another eyeshadow review today and this is of one of my favourite everyday eyeshadows to reach for.

Description: An everyday duo to just warm your eyes up. Coppery bronze shades is shimmery, and the melange of chocolate brown, light pink, natural pink, and bits of gold are swirled together to create a light brown with pink undertones.

Review: This duo is very pigmented, texture is very smooth and it is easy to blend the shades together. It was this duo that really got me started in mineral eye makeup (thus my recent MAC Mineralized eyeshadow purchases from Naturally). The packaging is a little bulky with it being a chunky box shape but it’s still easy to store. I just love the shades in this duo and I fear I do not use the pink/brown side as much. It still is a greatly loved product in my arsenal of makeup. Overall, I really love this and would love to purchase more shades.

Cost: $6-8CDN @ various drugstores and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? I would this duo is great as an everyday shade and I would definately repurchase if I didn’t already have like 4 other bronze shades to use.

Review: Integrate Eyebrow and Nose Powder

27 Feb

Hello everyone! So a blog post on a really good brow product that I love. I only have two brow products but both will last me for some time but today’s brow product comes from Japan.

Description: An everyday brow product that works well with you. Swatches were done with one swipe.

Review: I reviewed a brow powder before from Clinique (which I hated details here) and this one is much better. The light flesh shade is actually used as a contour on the sides of the nose bridge to imitate/ provide an illusion of a higher nose bridge. The other two shades are used for the brow the golden at the front and the brown at the end (evidently). The powders themselves are very soft and easy to use and I found that the applicator that comes with the compact makes the usage very simple and easy. It is pigmented (as you can tell from the swatch) but blends easily on the brows as in it becomes one with your brows. Packaging is simple but works great and I love how small it is (hooray for not taking up too much space in my makeup storage). Overall, I think this is a great brow powder that will last me for quite some time.

Cost: $15-20USD @ online sites (ebay.ca)

Would I recommend this product? I would it is a really great powder for the brows and the fact that the lightest shade can be used as a nose contour makes this a great multitasker. If you dislike the wait time associated with air mail it’s not worth it for you but this is one of my favourites.