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Review: Maybelline Color Whispers in 25 Lust for Blush

28 Jun

Hello everyone! I will be reviewing a popular lip shade from Maybelline’s Color Whispers line. I really love this line of lipsticks they are fantastic.

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Description: A light pink “my lips but better” shade cream finish.

Review: This is a pretty basic lipstick shade a creamy “my lips but better” shade that would work well on many skintones. Formulation wise it is a nice lipstick with a smooth glide across the lips and has adds a slight tint to your lips to enhance them. Wear time isn’t great with these lipsticks I get about 1-2 hours if I’m not eating or drinking anything but I think that’s the appeal of the lipstick. That it is easy to reapply and touch up throughout the day without needing a mirror. Overall, a lovely lipstick shade from this line and would love to get more lipsticks from this line.

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

Would I recommend this product? Yes, this is a universal shade that I think a lot of people will like to use on an everyday basis.

Review: Annabelle Smudge Paint

6 Sep

Hello everyone! Canadian goodies today well technically goodie but still a really great drugstore find.

*I apologize for no swatch photo because it got lost trying to find it’s way here.

Description: A smudge-resistant liner with a smooth formula for any eye-look.

Review: Straight off the bat I have to say that I absolutely adore this liner. I am not usually a gel liner person due to the amount of time it takes to get ready in the morning but with this I’ve been converted (if only on the weekends when I have time). The product itself is quite small about the size of a Canadian quarter and is filled up very nicely. I dislike how the gel liner was packaged though it has a small hole to poke your brush in and when you reach the bottom you can’t reach much of the eyeliner on the side which is a bummer as I wanted to get all the product that was available in the pot.

This is one of the better gel liners that I have tried the formula isn’t as thick as say the Maybelline Eyestudio Gel liner but has a very creamy almost mousse like texture to it. This though makes it very easy to pick up a lot of product due to extremely soft nature of the gel. But on the eyes it glides on smoothly like the Annabelle Smudgeliners (review here) though I feel it is even smoother than the pencil form. The lasting power is amazing I have extremely oily lids so when I didn’t use any primer it still stayed on for about 6-7 hours which is crazy but I found that if I applied a little bit too much it will crease at around the 3-4 hour mark. So thin layers of the product is recommended. Pigmentation is just lovely I picked up Tar which is the basic black shade and it is pigmented like no tomorrow.

Overall, I think this eyeliner rocks and would definately recommend all of you Canadian girls to pick up some!

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

Would I recommend this product? Those who live in Canada RUN don’t walk RUN to your local drugstore to pick these guys up they are AMAZING and totally worth their price. I apologize for those who live abroad as Annabelle is only available in Canada but if you make a good Canadian friend a swap should be in order.

Review: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

13 Mar

Hello everyone! A bronzer review today hooray for the upcoming Spring and Summer season.

Description: For the most delicious sunny glow to your face add a little Chocolate Soleil into your life.  A matte brown with warm undertones it even smells like chocolate!

Review: I have to start off mentioning the packaging my gosh it is very intricate and totally gorgeous. It really adds a sense of class to the product. There is an interesting smell to this it does smell like chocolate but not a true chocolate smell it’s very artificial sort of chocolate scent. The packaging is a nice size (similar size to MAC’s Mineralized Skinfinishes) and is a nice weight. Onto the actual product itself it is a matte which is great so it can work as a contour shade or a nice sunny glow to the face. Based on the swatch seen above it is pigmented but can be sheered out easily even though it is a matte it adds a really nice glow to the face. The powder is finely milled and smooths easily over the skin making it easy to buff out the shade. Is it worth the $36CDN I paid for it I believe so it will last me quite some time but probably won’t repurchase. Overall, this is a really great bronzer for everyday usage in all seasons but the price tag is a little bit ouch.

Cost: $29USD/$36CDN @ Sephora or toofaced.com

Would I recommend this product? If you got money to spare this is a great bronzer for all seasons.

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.

Review: MAC Naturally

16 Jan

Hello everyone! So this is the first time that I have reviewed a MAC limited edition collection (and it is also the first time that I really splurged on a makeup collection). Items reviewed will be 2 Mineralized Eyeshadows, a Mineralized Skin Finish, and a Mineralized Blush. So since there are a few different items this review will be set up differently.

First off the Mineralized Eyeshadows. There is a total of five shades but I picked out just two shades (poor student here) they are $24CDN each.
Daylight is described as a cool-toned lavender shade and In the Sun is a glittery light brown-burgandy shade. Both shades wear for around 6 hours without fading and begins to fade (this is testing with a primer underneath). I found that In the Sun was a little harder to work with and not as smooth as Daylight (perhaps it was the glitter). Both are smooth pigmented and they are in general great shades to play with for a natural look. I haven’t tried using the shadows with water but will definately try in the future.

Next is the Mineralized Blush I have a lot of blushes so I picked out a standout color in this collection. There are three blushes in total but the one I picked up is Fresh Honey the blushes are $27.50CDN.
Fresh Honey is an apricot very orange shade. It is pigmented but can be a bit chalky the wear time is 8 hours and even though it looks scary it is quity wearable.

I saved the best for last the ever coverted Redhead Mineralized Skin Finish. I didn’t pick up Blonde due to the pink undertones so Redhead it was. The cost of these are pretty high $33.50CDN for one I seriously winced when I found out it now takes the place of the most expensive highlighter that I own.
Redhead is described as a warm champagne transitioning into dark pink. The wear time is great around 8 hours, the highlighting effects that it gives is a warm sheen to the skin and looks very natural. The powder is smooth, creamy and very blendable.

Review: True Blue Spa Pumpkin Renewing Face Mask

23 Dec

Hello everyone! A True Blue Spa product review today. I got a bunch of these as my sister works at Bath and Body Works but I don’t get her employee discount I only get upcoming deals (lol). So these were all again bought with my own money. True Blue Spa items usually has a Buy 2 Get 1 Free  deal so I took advantage of that.

Description: A renewing face mask to help your skin look it’s best promising supple, smoother skin as well as a polished complexion.

Review: I love the scent of this product. It smells just like pumpkin pie with a sweetness to it. It just smells absolutely awesome. It is a creamy texture and spread easily over the skin. The effects of the mask isn’t much… it wasn’t what I was expecting it to be. I am young so I wasn’t expecting much from the supple area but for polished complexion not much. It isn’t much of an exfoliating mask even though pumpkins have enzymes that can help exfoliate the skin. I do notice the smoother skin though I’m still debating if it’s me washing off the mask or the mask effect itself. The packaging is nice as well it has a spill cap (I think that’s what it’s called) to prevent it from being leaked or contaminated by air bacteria. Overall, a mask with a really good scent and I’m very glad that I have a back up of this even if I use it just for the scent.

Cost: $13.00CDN @ Bath and Body Works

Would I recommend this product? Yes! I already have a back up at the bottom of my mask drawer so pick it up if you can.

Review: ELF Matte Lip Color

22 Dec

Hello everyone! This is the last of the ELF review marathon. Whew I apologize for the sheer amount of posts today but hey I’d rather be blogging than working or helping my mom bake.

Description: A lip crayon with a matte finish. Shades are Tea Rose (mauvey pink) and Praline (dark brown based pink).

Review: I didn’t get to take a picture but there is quite a bit of product in the tubes itself. The shades are based on the opposite spectrum. Tea Rose is a cool tone lipstick (which is why it looks awkward on me) and Praline is a warm brown based lip color (those work best with me). The texture is not smooth as expected with matte lipsticks they tend not to be smooth while applied to the lips. With a matte finish it does have a tendency to emphasize dry lips or flaky lips so I recommend you exfoliate and moisturize before putting on this lipstick. The lipstick is very pigmented and packaging is a nice crayon format which makes it easy to apply to the lips and you can line your lips at the same time. It has a twist up design which stores a lot of product. Overall, it is a matte lipstick which acts like a matte lipstick but does have pretty good pigmentation.

Cost: $3USD @ eyeslipsface.com

Would I recommend this product? I find that the shades themselves are not really flattering and matte shades are very hard to pull off due to the texture and finish but I do like the product itself. I don’t know if I would recommend these to others or not so I’ll just leave this section as an ‘buy if you are curious’ or buy if you love matte lipsticks.