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Review: Integrate Eyebrow and Nose Powder

27 Feb

Hello everyone! So a blog post on a really good brow product that I love. I only have two brow products but both will last me for some time but today’s brow product comes from Japan.

Description: An everyday brow product that works well with you. Swatches were done with one swipe.

Review: I reviewed a brow powder before from Clinique (which I hated details here) and this one is much better. The light flesh shade is actually used as a contour on the sides of the nose bridge to imitate/ provide an illusion of a higher nose bridge. The other two shades are used for the brow the golden at the front and the brown at the end (evidently). The powders themselves are very soft and easy to use and I found that the applicator that comes with the compact makes the usage very simple and easy. It is pigmented (as you can tell from the swatch) but blends easily on the brows as in it becomes one with your brows. Packaging is simple but works great and I love how small it is (hooray for not taking up too much space in my makeup storage). Overall, I think this is a great brow powder that will last me for quite some time.

Cost: $15-20USD @ online sites (ebay.ca)

Would I recommend this product? I would it is a really great powder for the brows and the fact that the lightest shade can be used as a nose contour makes this a great multitasker. If you dislike the wait time associated with air mail it’s not worth it for you but this is one of my favourites.

Review: Lavshuca Palette in OR-1

1 Feb

Hello everyone! A Japanese drugstore review today. Orange was a popular shade last spring and it’s expected to be a hot trend color once again.

Description: Four tantalizing shades of a modern mandarin. The first shade is orange tone champagne, a bright mandarin, a midtone brown, and a darker brown with orange shimmers. All the shades are shimmery shades with an orange tint.

Review: I find that orange shades are very flattering on practically any skintone the warmth that it provides for the skintone . It’s just a really nice shade to work with and since it is a trend color it just adds a nice pop of color. Pigmentation is good but I find that it is a bit chalky and there is a lot of fall out when I apply it. The powder itself is quite soft and blendable and the packaging is just too adorable.

Cost: $13-18USD @ online stores (ebay.ca)

Would I recommend this product? I would recommend this to those looking for an orange shade but of course the downside is that it is only available in Japan so airmail time and shipping could deter you from purchasing.

Review: ELF Beauty Eye Manual – Natural Edition

22 Dec

Hello everyone! Part 2 = Natural

Description: An eye palette containing 12 shades for a natural nude look. Shade descriptions from left to right (top to bottom) Row 1 has a matte cream, glittery light brown, matte tan, and a shimmery mid tone brown; Row 2 has a shimmery dark champagne, shimmery golden brown, shimmery bronze and a glittery gold brown; Row 3 matte gray-tone brown, shimmery silver tone light brown, glittery gold gray tone brown, and a shimmery dark brown. Swatches were done with one swipe.

Review: Whew, an everyday palette from ELF then again who isn’t making neutral everyday palettes? I found all the shades to be soft, blendable and pigmented which is good considering that all 12 shades were done really really well. Packaging nothing to speak home about but it works. Just once I would love to just try and travel with it to see how friendly it is for travelling. Wear time is about 4 hours and with primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion) about 8 hours give or take a few hours. Overall, I have to say that I am impressed by the shadows and formulation of this palette. It’s an A+ in my book despite the packaging.

Cost: $5USD @ eyeslipsface.com

Would I recommend this product? I would this is a great palette for those beginning with makeup and those who use neutral shades everyday. Highly recommend!

Review: ELF Beauty Eye Manual – Everyday Edition

22 Dec

Hello everyone! I got three of the ELF Beauty Eye Manuals and this is the first of three. Enjoy!

Description: An eye palette for an everyday look with 12 eyeshadow shades to choose from. Shades from left to right (top to bottom) Row 1 has a matte pinky nude, a shimmery pale pink, a shimmery gray tone lavendar and a dark shimmery gray-violet. Row 2 has a shimmery champagne, shimmery light brown, shimmery gray brown, and shimmery gray. Row 3 has a shimmery bright purple, shimmery mid-tone blue, shimmery midnight blue, and a glittery black. All swatches were done with one swipe.

Review: The shades in general have a soft texture that is semi-pigmented or pigmented. I found the shimmery midnight blue to be very hard to get pigmentation or any color from. It was a bit harder to work with compared to the other shades. To me all the shades look pretty much similar (based on undertones) so I wouldn’t say that it’s unique. The packaging is cardboard with foam holding the shadows in. It looks alright and considering the price point I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by the packagin. Wear time is about 5 hours considering that the shades are dark and with primer it lasts for 9 hours give or take a few hours. Overall, a pretty good palette but in comparison to the other palettes in the eye manual series this one turned out to be not as unique or user-friendly.

Cost: $5USD @ eyeslipsface.com

Would I recommend this product? I would for those who are beginning with makeup but for those who are seasonned this palette is nothing special and is not worth considering.

Review: Urban Decay Naked Palette

21 Dec

Hello everyone! So as you all know Urban Decay has released out a new Naked 2 palette but me being slow I just got the first one… but here’s the review.

Description: A cult item which houses 12 shades of warm toned eyeshadows with a variety in textures. Shades include Virgin (light pink with microshimmer similar to Joe Fresh eyeshadow in Pale Pink, a satin finish), Sin (shimmering pink, shimmer finish), Naked (buck wheat shade, matte finish), Sidecar (golden taupe shade, glitter finish), Buck (medium brown, matte finish), Half Baked (gold, shimmer finish), Smog (medium brown with light brown shimmers, shimmer shade), Darkhorse (dark brown, satin finish), Toasted (dark brown with pink based undertones, satin finish), Hustle (dark brown, satin finish), Creep (black with silver and gold microglitter, satin finish) and Gunmetal (dark gray with silver microglitter, satin finish).

Review: I didn’t know what I was missing out on. This is a great everyday palette with wearable everyday shades. Pigmentation is amazing for each of the shades there are no duds in this palette. The textures for each is just amazing, packaging is classy, and the blending of the shades is just great. A con I would say would be the velvet feel of the packaging I feel as though it can get a bit messy with eyeshadow fall out and whatnot but it’s still a nice texture to feel in the morning. I really really like this palette and everything about it is great! So now I’m another person who absolutely enjoys this palette.

Cost: $52 CDN @ Sephora

Would I recommend this product? I totally would the shades are gorgeous and they are all everyday wearable shades. It’s just a great palette I can’t gush about how great it is.

Rocking 2: David Choi

6 Oct

Hi everyone! So another edition of rocking 2 and this time it’s David Choi! I rarely listen to English songs as well… I guess I like the asian pop songs and cycling of song better than in America.

This was a pretty solid album and I rarely enjoy every song on an album! Props to David for creating such lovable soft music! Please take a listen to some of the songs on Youtube (as David is a Youtuber) and if you got the change go purchase his album off of iTunes from his site!

Tracklist:

1. Better you
2. By my side
3. That Girl
4. You can Win
5. Uneasy
6. A dream
7. This is a Way
8. Amy Ave
9. Heaven’s Ease
10. Deserve to Be
11. So Weightless
12. What do you Know

Review: Ecotools Makeup Brushes

25 Feb

A review on Ecotools Makeup Brushes. So here are the brushes that I have from Ecotools and I have been using them since I got them in July… so it’s been about 8 months. Photo of them.

 I have the 6 piece set and the powder brush. The 6 piece set includes a blush brush, concealer brush, slanted eyeliner/brow brush, all over shadow brush, brow/eyelash comb brush and the brush roll made of hemp. These brushes can be purchased at Superstore, Walmart, and London drugs. I believe that they are cheaper at London drugs than at Superstore or Walmart but you can look at those places and decide on which ever place you want to buy them from.

Review: When I first bought these brushes I thought that they would be scratchy and stuff but the bristles were really really soft for each and everyone of the brushes. Even the brush roll amazed me at how soft it was despite the fact that it was hemp. Each of the brushes are extremely soft and they feel really nice on the skin.

Now onto each brushes purpose, the powder brush is for your translucent powder but I find that it is quite fluffy compared to other brushes and due to its fluffiness it doesn’t pick up and distribute powder evenly over my face. I still use it as I really like the feeling of it compared to other brushes that I have tried and returned.

The blush brush is pretty dense and really does distribute blush evenly and is soft to boot! Picking up color on this brush is easy as one swipe across your product. A great powder blush brush.

The concealer brush is a wide multicolored brush and since I wear concealer most of the time I usually use this brush so it might seem like its worn out. It is a perfect width across as I can swipe this brush anywhere on my face and still be able to blend in my concealer really well. I really liked this brush as it worked for lots of different areas on my face.

The angled brush which can be used for eyeliner or brows. I use this brush to line my eyes and to me it is the least softest of the brushes. It was quite harsh and really hurt my eyes while I was lining my eyes. But it works nicely as a brow powder brush.

The all over shadow brush picks up a lot of product and is dense but where it lacks is that it doesn’t distribute the product evenly over my lids. Overall a nice and soft brush though.

The brow/eyelash comb brush is average as is any other brow/eyelash comb on the market.

Cost: Powder Brush – $8.49CDN, 6-piece set – $17.99CDN

Would I recommend these products? I would totally recommend these brushes to others who are starting off with makeup or want to be eco-friendly to the environment. They are so soft, great brushes, and are relatively cheaper than most other drugstore brushes (other drugstore brush brands include Annabelle, Joe Fresh, Quo, etc.).