This highlighter is a mini-miracle. Admittedly, at nearly $40 the price tag is hefty. $40 can buy you a lot in the highlighter world (basically a lifetime supply of e.l.f. baked highlights, or an Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit). And while I wouldn’t say I […]
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I have tried a lot of eyeshadow over the years: Morphe, MAC, Makeup Geek, L’Oreal, Urban Decay, Tarte, and much more. I’m an eyeshadow connaisseur, and while I like a lot of formulas, I have to say that the Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadows really knocked it out of the ballpark. It is my favorite eyeshadow formula to date; I hope they keep releasing more shades, because I want them all!
I ordered the Lo-Key and Hi-Maitenence. The physical shadow palettes are actually very nice: cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure. I popped the eyeshadows out of this palette (which is very easy to do) so I could put them in the Makeup Forever palette I use for travel. However, the packaging is nice, so I saved it for future use. I also purchased some individual eyeshadows, which are just as nice as the palettes. The palettes are just a slightly better deal, if you’ll use all the colors.
The eyeshadows themselves are absolutely perfect as far as I’m concerned. Soft and creamy, pigmented but blendable and easy to use. There’s a little fallout, but not too much. The shade range is gorgeous. I mostly have warm shades, but I would love to pick up some cooler shades as well. I was really blown away by the formula! Plus, the price point is actually very affordable. I would say that these eyeshadows are more similar to MAC eyeshadow than Makeup Geek eyeshadow, but the formula falls somewhere in between in terms of creaminess.
The Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadows are 10/10, 5 stars, A+. I would highly recommend them; they’re my favorite eyeshadows, regardless of price, but considering the price they are an absolute can’t miss for makeup lovers! I hope they keep releasing new shades. The Colourpop website often has sales and promotions, so if you watch out for a discount you can get them for an even more affordable price.
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I bought two Black Radiance lip glosses at Target a few months back, because I was looking for glittery lip glosses to send me into summer. While I should probably just break down and purchase the famous Jouer Lip Topper in Skinny Dip, I saw […]
Bobbi Brown is one of the makeup queens of the century: her luxury products and feature-enhancing techniques defined my beauty routine as a young woman. Bobbi Brown makes makeup for every skin tone and skin type, and her lipsticks are no exception. For Christmas, my family bought me a 10 hue anniversary set of Bobbi Brown’s classic lipstick colors. Not only are the mini-lipsticks perfect for travel, but it gave me a great overview of every shade in Bobbi Brown’s classic lipstick formula. So, without further ado, here is my Bobbi Brown Lipstick Review & Swatches.
If there is one word for Bobbi Brown’s lipsticks, I would say it’s flattering. These lipsticks are creamy and pigmented (but not too pigmented, so they adapt to your natural lip color). The finish isn’t too matte, but it isn’t frosted or glossy. It’s just a beautiful color.
Every color is build-able and layer-able. My favorite shades are Beige, Raisin, and Red, but they’re all gorgeous neutrals (with a kick). If you were lucky enough to pick up a set, you’ll find there’s a color for every look.
The Bobbi Brown Original 10 25th Anniversary Lip Collection is beautiful. Every lipstick is high quality, and they are all wearable colors for any woman; the boldest colors are sheer enough on the lips that anybody would feel comfortable in them. The shades are great for day or night, moisturizing and comfortable. I will probably re-purchase my favorites or even some new shades (there are many available on the Sephora website). As an added bonus, every color can be worn individually, or blended into a custom color. I highly recommend these lipsticks, which are luxurious, classic, and beautiful.
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Anastasia Beverly Hills made its name in the world by selling eyebrow products that upped everybody’s brow game. That being said, Anastasia Beverly Hills is more than a brow genius. ABH’s Glow Kit has received a lot of accolades from internet beauty gurus, and not […]
Micellar water has made an appearance at the drugstore in recent months, and while micellar water was a staple in France, it is a relatively new addition to American skincare. But what is micellar water? How do you use it. Before I purchased micellar water for myself, I read a great article from Elle explaining the science behind micellar water. Basically the micelles in the water are attracted to the dirt and makeup residue in your skin. Micellar Water is unique in its ability to remove impurities without drying out skin. To use it, pour a generous amount of micellar water on a cotton pad, and wipe it all around your face to remove impurities. Micellar water does not need to be rinsed off the face. Sometimes I find that I have to use two cotton pads to get all of my makeup off, and I rarely use a moisturizer afterwards because I live in a humid climate. The two easily available options for micellar water available in the USA right now are Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and Simple Micellar Water. But which one is better? I’ve tested them both out to give you the verdict.
Simple Micellar Cleansing Water has a gentle formula, with “no harsh chemicals that can upset your skin, artificial perfumes, or dyes.” Micellar water is gentle by nature, but Simple’s formula is especially gentle. If you have very sensitive skin, or if you don’t wear makeup, Simple Micellar Cleansing Water is the way to go. I have trouble getting all of my makeup off with Simple’s micellar water, especially if I am wearing a lot of eye makeup. However, if you are the kind of person who doesn’t wear makeup, Simple Micellar Cleansing Water is a great one step skincare routine.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is a better deal– Simple Micellar Cleansing Water comes in a bottle of 6.7 fl oz whereas Garnier’s is a 13.5 fl oz bottle for about the same price. I prefer the Garnier Micellar Water because it cleans off my makeup more easily, and it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean. Even though Simple Micellar Cleansing Water is a little gentler, the Garnier micellar water is still very gentle on my skin.
Overall, I think micellar water is a great product. It is better for my acne-prone skin than any traditional makeup remover, because it is so lightweight and doesn’t clog my pores at all. I like that I can use micellar water to wash my face in the morning, before I put on my makeup, because it helps my skin maintain the natural moisture that other acne-fighting cleansers remove from my skin. However, I wouldn’t use micellar cleansing water to remove my makeup at night without using a traditional face cleanser and lotion afterwards. In the future, I will repurchase the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.