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Review: Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick

19 Apr

Hello everyone! I’ve been loving this product lately as it is quick and easy to use. My apologizes for the really bad lighting in all the photos.

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Description: Bulletproof Beige – a light shimmering champagne beige, Paranoid Purple – a dark grape purple cream finish, and Tempting Turquoise – a bright cyan blue with shimmers

Review: Lately, I have been using a lot of quick easy to use products because I spend less time in the morning getting ready (hey sleep is important okay!). These work great by themselves and with other eyeshadows on top as well. They do not crease nor smudge even after the 6 hour mark and that’s without an eye primer. Even the shades are gorgeous there were several shades available and I love all the names. As you can tell by the swatches the shades are pigmented and the pencils themselves just seem to glide across the skin. Even as an eyeshadow base they work well under powder eyeshadows really picking up the intensity if they are in the same color family. I will definately pick up more as they work great as a quick and easy eyeshadow look.

Cost: $5-7CDN @ local drugstore and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? Yes these work great as bases for eyeshadows even without an eyeshadow primer or by themselves.


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: Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in #305 Hot

9 Apr

Hello everyone! An extremely exciting lipstick review today this lipstick is rumoured to be one of Taylor Swift’s favourite lipstick shades to wear. So usually this shade is sold out but I finally got my paws on one.

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Description: Bright cherry red with blue undertones and is a cream finish.

Review: I really love the Covergirl Lip Perfection line it just has one downfall that I will discuss later. Lately, I’ve been loving red lips anytime any where just putting it on makes me very confident in myself that I am extremely powerful and totally not an introvert at all. ^_^ That and I get treated more nicely by others that is the power of red lipstick. But putting that aside this lipstick has slowly become on of my to reach for lipsticks as the formula is very creamy, pigmented and the shade works great at making yellow teeth look a little whiter. The downfall and it’s the same for all Covergirl Lip Perfection lipsticks is that they are too pigmented to the point where they stain the lips until after Day 2. So the lipstick will wear away around 3 hours (with no eating or drinking) and a stain will remain until the next day. That is a downfall because some days after wearing red lipstick I want to wear a pink or nude but end up with reddened lips that look like they have been scrubbed to death. But that is something that I can live with because this lipstick is truly an awesome lipstick.

Cost: $8-10CDN @ local drugstores and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? Yes, I feel this shade is a great red lipstick for holidays and for a confidence-boost.

Review: NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette in 04 Catwalk

30 Mar

Hello everyone! I purchased these palettes about the same time last year and am finally getting around to reviewing them… I’m getting lazy with my swatches. But anyways this is one of the five that I have purchased. Look forward to the other palettes as well!

Description: A 10 pan eyeshadow for all your color needs! Colors from top left to right: A light pink Barbie pink with golden glitters, a glittering gold chocolate brown, an in your face orange with gold glitters, a matte tan-brown, and a gold glitter tree bark shade. In the second row from left to right: A light champagne with brown shimmers, a orange with champagne shimmers, a light tan with shimmers, a rusty chocolate brown, and copper brown. All swatches were done with one swipe.

Review: I have to say that this is the first time that I described so many colors at once no wonder I put off reviewing these palettes until now. The palette is a great everyday shade perfect for the spring due to the orange which is an on-trend color this season. I really like the amount of shades that are available in the palette which you can mix and match to suit your needs. The colors are very warm-toned though so I feel that cool-toned people will have  difficult time pulling off the shades (but it is doable just time-consuming). For the powders they are very smooth and blend very easily on the lids it’s a very nice eyeshadow formulation that’s soft but not too soft where you get so much fallout. Staying power only lasted 2-3 hours without primer and 4-5 hours with primer so it’s not the greatest staying eyeshadow. Same goes for the pigmentation it is pigmented but sometimes it doesn’t show up like that on my eyelids so using a white base (like NYX Eyeshadow base in White) would help with the pigmentation of the shadows. The packaging is very simple and minimalistic which I appreciate I have taken these travelling and dropped them a couple of times and each time they were okay (I only dropped them over carpet so I can’t report on how they fair when they hit a hard floor). Overall, I think this is a great neutral palette perfect for those starting out with makeup.

Cost: $8-10CDN @ ebay.ca

Would I recommend this product? These eyeshadows are great for everyone it’s basic but those who are not warm-toned these eyeshadows are not for you due to the orange-like undertones to the eyeshadows.

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.

(Top = whole bronzer, L-R: Winter, Spring, Fall, Summer and Middle ball of sparkly stuff)

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: Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Copper Chic

27 Mar

Hello everyone! One of the new quads that I purchased from Maybelline this is becoming a regular pick up item.

Description: Four lovely renditions of copper with a buttery smooth texture. The first shade is a champagne/light beige shade, a frost red-tone pink, a bright copper, and a copper toned brown. All swatches were done with one swipe across the hand.

Review: I have reviewed a previous Eyestudio quad in Spirited Seas here and essentially it’s the same type of review but with a different shade. The shadows are extremely pigmented and smooth making them easy to blend on the eye. Sometime it’s a little too easy to blend on the eye and it all blends together to make one ruddy mess but nothing a little eye makeup remover can’t fix. Staying power was alright by themselves it lasted for 3-4 hours while with a primer the full 8 hours and more with a little bit of fading around the 7th hour. Since the shades are very shimmery there is some fall out as well but luckily it doesn’t stick to the face when it falls.  Overall, this selection of shades are great for warmer skintones and I think it’s a great palette that will work in both the warmer and cooler months.

Cost: $8-10CDN @ local drugstores and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? I would these are great quads for those who seriously love their shimmer.

Review: Physician’s Formula Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder in Translucent

26 Mar

Hello everyone! Extremely long title but hey it’s a pretty descriptive name for it. Onto the review to see if it lives up to the claims of airbrushing.

Description: A light powder for the sought after air brushed finish. Swatch was done with one swipe.

Review: Physician’s Formula is a bit more expensive than most drugstore products but they have lately been stepping up their game with some pretty good releases. Though if the product isn’t good I wouldn’t be able to justify it luckily most of the line goes on sale about every 2-3 weeks at Shoppers which makes my wallet a little happy. I really like the color of the packaging it just seems very spring/summer-like with the bright pooliside blue. And the design on the powder itself is a very nice touch. The powder itself is finely milled and does have some tint to it (even though it’s translucent) luckily the tint doesn’t show up on the skin so it’s just translucent. Staying power was around 4-5 hours then I had to touch up it didn’t really control the oil very well. It blended nicely on the skin though. Overall, I think it does give your skin a flawless look but if it doesn’t control the oil very well it’s not working well for me.

Cost: $18-20 @ local drugstores and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? I think this would work best for those who have dry skin or those who prep their skin with an oil mattifying base. Personally I think it’s too many steps so I won’t be repurchasing unless the packaging lures me to buy it.