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Review: L’Oreal Caresse Lipstick in 175 Violet Chiffon and 178 Cardinal Plume

24 Jun

Hello everyone! A fun lipstick review today and I apologize for not posting anything at all last week (there was no internet in the house).

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Description: Violet Chiffon is a creamy berry purple, Cardinal Plume is a coral orange red with golden shimmers.

Review: Don’t the shades look gorgeous granted Violet Chiffon isn’t really summer-friendly Cardinal Plume is just gorgeous. I love the packaging of this they have the actual shade on the side which makes is easy to see which shade I will be picking up if stored on it’s side. It’s also a fantastic classy shade of gold that is just great and I don’t have any issues with the packaging no matter how many times I’ve dropped it. Onto the formulation of the lipsticks as that is the most important thing. These glide on very smoothly on the lips, do not settle into any liplines and don’t migrate around your face. As you can tell in the swatches they are pigmented and can be swiped across the lips more than once to have even more pigmentation to the shade. Cardinal Plume is a great everyday shade especially in the summer and Violet Chiffon is in a category of it’s own. It’s sort of vampy when swatched more than once on the lips but can look really spring like with just one swipe across the lips. A great all seasons shade just don’t let the purple trick you it looks very berry like on the lips (like you just ate some blueberries). Overall, I love the lipsticks in this range I’m just a little upset that they cost $10CDN each.

Cost: $10-13CDN @ local drugstores and marketplaces

Would I recommend this product? Yes, I am in love with these lipsticks I will definately be picking up more sometime in the near future (if I can’t resist).

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Review: Holika Holika Hello Holika Chic Blush #1

11 Jun

Hello everyone! A super fun post today showing an amazing looking product. ^_^

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Description: A cute cat-themed corally blush.

Review: OMG, can’t you see how cute this is? I had to have it of course it’s so gorgeous that I really didn’t want to use it but what’s with not using pretty makeup? This product actually has a glitter overspray that goes away after about 2-3 uses. The shade is a natural coral shade on the cheeks and the texture is very smooth on the cheeks. As you can tell in the swatch it actually isn’t very pigmented but you can build up the blush color. This stayed on my skin for 6-8 hours which is fantastic for a Korean drugstore product. Overall, a VERY cute blush that I have issues of not using enough because of how it looks.

Cost: $18-23CDN @ ebay.ca

Would I recommend this product? For the makeup collector this would be a great and fun addition to your collection but for people who plan on using this everyday you may be sad when the design is all rubbed away (like I will be in the future).

Review: Wet ‘n Wild Trio in I’m Feeling Retro

7 Jun

Hello everyone! I saved my favourite trio for last so are you glad that I am done reviewing all of my Wet ‘n Wild trios?

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Description: A fun trio featuring a Browbone of shimmering and glittering white, Crease a light shimmering navy blue, and Eyelid of a bright shimmering pink-purple.

Review: There is one standout shade in this palette and it is the pink-purple shade it is just a stunner and works beautifully on the eyes. The other two shades are a little hard to work with the Browbone sometimes hardly shows up on skin and the Crease has a pigmentation issue that can be worked out by packing on the eyeshadow. But for the stunning pink-purple shade I think that this eyeshadow palette is worth the purchase. Texture on the Eyelid shade is very smooth and pigmented while the Crease and Browbone shades were a little denser but still easy to blend with and apply. Lasting power is that same as all the others a full 8 with primer and 4 hours without. Overall, a nice eyeshadow palette for those willing to work with the eyeshadows a little more.

Cost: $3.99CDN @ Superstore and Walmart

Would I recommend this product? Yes for those who are a lover of bright pink-purple shades!

Review: Wet ‘n Wild Trio in I Got Good Jeans

5 Jun

Hello everyone! This is the second last trio review from Wet ‘n Wild so it is almost to it’s end.

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Description: A trio filled with royal shades Browbone a shimmering silver light blue, Crease a shimmering dark navy blue, and Eyelid a darker copper gold.

Review: Out of all the palettes I use this is one of my favourite go tos because of the gold and blue they just work so well together and I always like reaching for blues for some odd reason. But this palette is a little different from the others as the navy blue is actually not that pigmented and is hard to work with compared with the other shades. These shades work very well with each other and is a great palette. Staying power is the same as the others a full 8 hours and 4 hours without primer. Once again they are easy to blend but also easy to blend the color off your eyelid. Overall, another great trio from Wet ‘n Wild that I love.

Cost: $3.99CDN @ Superstore and Walmart

Would I recommend this product? Yes, as it is a very good trio and the gold eyeshadow is to die for.

Review: L’oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner

4 Jun

Hello everyone! A liquid eyeliner review today that is tonnes better than the Almay liquid liner.

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Description: A carbon black liquid eyeliner pen that dries quickly and is easy to use.

Review: I am not a lover of liquid eyeliner as they look a little too stiff and can be a pain to apply but this product has actually won me over to the liquid eyeliner side if only temporarily (I still love my pencil eyeliners!). What I love about this eyeliner is that is comes with a felt tip that is flexible and is easily able to contour around the eye. Another awesome thing is that the handle is long and is great for those who don’t know where to place their hands and such. This is an absolute dream to work with it is pigmented, dries very quickly and does not budge throughout the day (as long as there is no moisture near the eyes it is fantastic). Actual time this lasted on my eyes was a full 8 hour so it is a workhorse! L’Oreal has recommended to throw out this product after 3 months and I have to say that the 3 months is a good enough time to use the liquid eyeliner as the older it gets the more terrible the formula. I was using this everyday for 4 months and after that I noticed that the liquid eyeliner wasn’t staying on my eyelids and the line was easily disturbed by my eyelash curler. So after three months it is best to throw it away as the formula isn’t as good as it once was. Overall, this is a great liquid eyeliner and I would recommend it for lovers of liquid eyeliners and even beginners at using liquid eyeliners it is that easy and great to use.

Cost: $9-13 CDN @ local drugstores and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? I cannot say enough good things about this product and will definitely repurchase if I make a dent in my current eyeliner collection.

Review: Wet ‘n Wild Trio in I Dream of Greenie

3 Jun

Hello everyone! We are halfway through and this second portion is all the colorful trios from this line which is really exciting. Let’s get on with the review.

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Description: A fun green themed palette with the Browbone a light shimmering mint green, Crease a shimmering mossy green, and Eyelid a bright glittery lime green.

Review: All the eyeshadows were very easy to work with and are extremely pigmented. The problem that I have with this one is that it is a little loose in the pan as shown with the browbone shade. This one had a lot of fallout and there is a high possibility of the eyeshadow breaking in the pan as the eyeshadows are really soft. Of course these are pigmented nicely but if blended out too much they will bleed into the other shade or you can blend away the actual shade itself. Overall, a bright fun trio that requires some time to ensure that it looks nice on the eyes.

Cost: $3.99CDN @ Superstore and Walmart

Would I recommend this palette? Yes, it is a stunning selection of greens perfect for any warm weather and especially for St. Patrick’s Day.

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.