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Review: ELF Essential Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick

6 Feb

Hello everyone! Man, I feel like I am on a roll with reviews lately… either that or it’s just me. Anyways, let’s get on with this review.

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Description: Shades – Little Miss Thing: light shimmery champagne, Rock Out: metallic silver taupe, Forest Nymph: dark brown with green shimmer, Turkish Coffee: chocolate bronze shimmer

Review: I have been really liking cream eye shadow pencils lately they are easy to use and I don’t have to worry about contaminating a whole pot of eye shadow. These are very pretty as you can tell from the swatch very pretty and I like using them as bases and as eye shadows themselves. As a base they last 6-8 hours with a little bit of fading and by themselves they last 4-6 hours with creasing. I find that a thin layer works best and any thicker it will crease even faster. They are pigmented so one swipe is all it takes for a beautiful eye shadow look.  Overall, great products and I would highly recommend them.

Cost: $2USD @ eyeslipsface.com

Would I recommend this product? They are a lovely addition to my collection and are a great price point as well definitely recommending them!

Review: Wet ‘n Wild Trio in Silent Treatment

31 May

Hello everyone! I cannot say good things and am running out of words to describe these palettes other then they are awesome but I still must continue to do my best in reviewing these. We are halfway through reviewing all the trios that I own from Wet ‘n Wild.

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Description: A trio with cooler eye shadows Browbone is a light shimmering pink, Crease is a dark glittering brown, and Eyelid is a shimmering cool-tone gray taupe.

Review: This trio is a gorgeous blend of light and dark colors and is definitely suited for cooler months. My favourite shade out of this entire palette is actually the crease shade and it is a little sheerer than most dark browns thus can be easily packed on for intensity or just a sheer darken brown perfect for contouring the eyelid. Once again, the eye shadows are smooth, buttery and creamy but can be blended off the eye very easily. Overall, a great palette for cooler months as well as for everyday purposes.

Cost: $3.99CDN @ Superstore and Walmart

Would I recommend this product?

Review: MAC Baking Beauties

19 Apr

Hello everyone! Another collection from MAC has been released they are on a roll for so many collections releasing this year. Just week after week of collections whew it’s hard to keep up. I only picked up two items from this collection but I expect to use them both like crazy!

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Description: Lavender Whip – pastel lavender shade (Cremesheen finish), Éclair Prolongwear Paint Pot – chocolate brown with shimmer

Review: Let’s start off with Lavender Whip since it is a pretty popular lipstick shade when it was released out a while ago. I have to say that it is unlike any lavender shades that I currently own in my collection. This has a tendency to lean a bit more cooler pink than a true lavender on the lips. Cremesheen finishes are one of my favourites and as usual lasting power is 2-3 hours but a touch-up is no big deal. This has the signature MAC vanilla scent that all their lipsticks have and this did not leave behind a stain on my lips nor did it migrate around. This particular lipstick shade may look a little daunting but it is an easily workable shade of lavender. It can be a full on lavender lip or sheered out for a light purple tinged lips that lean cool-pink.

As for Éclair Prolongwear Paint Pot it has a texture that I was not familiar with it was a bit hard but was still smooth and creamy to apply. After applying it on my eye it set very quickly (about a minute) so I didn’t have a lot of time to blend it out nicely but it does work nice as a base for powder eyeshadow or even by itself it works great. The shade is a boring everyday shade but I will be able to get a lot of usage out of it. Staying power is a full 8 hours without creasing which is a great feature for cream eyeshadows. Pigmentation is great as you can tell in the swatch.

Cost: $18CDN for lipstick, $22CDN for Paintpot @ maccosmetics.ca or at The Bay or free-standing stores

Would I recommend these products? I would recommend both as they are great products that are nice pastels for Spring and everyday cream eyeshadow.

Review: Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette

11 Apr

Hello everyone! Another Sugarpill review today which is terribly exciting I have a majority of their products so obviously there is going to be more reviews coming sooner or later.

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Description: Mochi (lime green matte), 2AM (bright cyan blue matte), Acidberry (berry purple satin finish), and Velocity (seafoam turquoise satin finish).

Review: This palette is my second most used palette out of all three available Sugarpill palettes. I love the shades in this one as they are all cool-toned eyeshadow. All the shadows are easy to work with, blendable, and pigmented. 2Am and Acidberry were a little hard to swatch and required multiple swipes with a brush in order to build up the color on the eyes but they are still gorgeous shades. All shades were buttery, had little fall-out and lasted for a full 8 hours with primer. I think these shades are perfect for spring/summer with such bright fun shades. Overall, another great palette from Sugarpill Cosmetics.

Cost: $34USD @ http://www.sugarpillshop.com/collections/shop

Would I recommend this product? I would for those who love their bright colors and playing with different formulations.

Review: Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette

5 Apr

Hello everyone! Indie makeup has lately been making headlines in my collection and I thought I would share a few great indie products with you.

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Description: An eyeshadow quad with coordinating shades in Buttercup (matte yellow), Flamepoint (matte orange), Love+ (matte red), and Poison Plum (matte purple).

Review: First, I must mention that I am not a big fan of matte eyeshadows (please don’t kill me) but I love that these shades are in that formula. In the industry matte eyeshadows are harder to create considering that they don’t have fillers (such as shimmer) so you are essentially getting pure pigments with matte shades. As that is most matte shades are not the best as they can be patchy in application or not work well with other eyeshadow types. But Sugarpill eyeshadows are plenty pigmented and smooth on very well (except for Poison Plum which is a little hard to work with). Flamepoint, Love+ and Poison Plum work very well on their own but Buttercup needed a white base underneath for the colour to actually show up on my eyes. If I just wore Buttercup by itself it would look like I had jaundiced eyes so having a bright base underneath really help brought out the colour. All shades blended easily with other eyeshadows and staying power was extremely excellent a full 8 hours+! Overall, a great palette and I am extremely impressed with Sugarpill cosmetics for making an awesome eyeshadow palette.

Cost: $34USD @ http://www.sugarpillshop.com/collections/shop

Would I recommend this product? This is an awesome eyeshadow palette for those who love warm, bright colours!