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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!

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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!

Review: Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes in RD784

20 Feb

Hello everyone! A Japanese drugstore eyeshadow quad review today from the ever so popular Majolica Majorca line from Shiseido.

Description: A sparkling eyeshadow set that will make your eyes shine like jewels. The shades are a light yellow based glitter shadow, a pink champagne (satin), a darker pink (satin), and a deep burgandy with pink undertones (satin).

Review: Man, this palette is pretty to look at and I pretty much used it everyday when I got it. The packaging is very sweet and very princess-like if that makes any sense. I love how the pans are the for shadows the mostly used shades are larger than the not so much used shades like the burgandy you don’t use much of it at the time so it’s smaller than the rest. It’s a great idea so that you don’t waste pan space and get more out of the shade you love. As for the shadows all the shades are very buttery smooth, easy to apply and blend. Pigmentation is medium to high pigments (especially on the burgandy shade) it works great as an everyday eye palette but can transform your look at night. I don’t have anything bad to say but the glitter shade just feels awkward but Japanese people love to use those sort of shades in the inner corner of the eyes to make them look brighter and jeweling at the same time. It’s a strange concept but it just wakes up their eyes and makes it all shiny. Those types of shades are found in pretty much a lot of Japanese palettes with different undertones as well to fit with the palette color scheme. Overall, a very nice palette that I will get lots of usage out of.

Cost: $14-20 @ online stores

Would I recommend this product? I would the shadows are really good and I would love to pick up some more!

Review: Maybelline Singles

10 Feb

Hello everyone! A single eyeshadow review from Maybelline and I only got two of them they aren’t much variety of shades available so I just stuck with two I thought I would enjoy/get the most use out of.

Description: Smooth, pigmented shadows for an everyday look. Linen is an beige-champagne with white shimmer, and Tapestry Taupe is a cool-toned mid-tone brown with brown shimmer.

Review: I just want to point out that I have never ever tried a taupe shade before (yes gasp in shock) so I thought why not. I was very surprised at how pigmented they are with one swipe I got the color that you see on the back of my hand. They are smooth, pigmented and blend very easily on the lids. Packaging leave much to be desired it just sits kinda awkward in my eye makeup drawer due to the awkward length. But the product is great so I won’t complain much about it. I like that you can use Linen as a powder highlighter as well a big plus for multi-tasking makeup. Overall, really good eyeshadows I would love to try other shades that Maybelline has in this format.

Cost: $5-8CDN @ various drugstores and superstores

Would I recommend this product? I would these are great everyday shades and I’d like to get some more shades just to see if the formulation is the same for all the other colors.