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Black Radiance Brilliant Effects Lip Gloss Review & Swatches

Black Radiance Brilliant Effects Lip Gloss Review & Swatches

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 […]

(Almost) Summer 

(Almost) Summer 

Face:  MAC Fix + LA Girl Pro Coverage Foundation  NARS All Day Luminous Foundation  NYX blush in Taupe and Away We Glow highlight in Moon Glow  Sephora Collection bronzer  Milani blush in Luminoso  Wet n Wild Precious Petals and I’ll Have a Cosmo highlights  Anastasia […]

Bobbi Brown Lipstick Review & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Lipstick Review & Swatches

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.

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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.

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left to right: Rose, Brown, Raisin, Beige, Salmon

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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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Nude Lipstick Edit

Nude Lipstick Edit

Nude lipstick is perfect for makeup fanatics and beginners alike, because of its versatility. Nude lips are always polish and lovely, and there are many shades of nude (from peachy tones to mauves) so they can be suitable for any skin tone. I have many […]

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss Review

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: Garnier vs. Simple

Micellar Water: Garnier vs. Simple

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.

 

 

Summer Makeup Must-Haves

Summer Makeup Must-Haves

With each passing day, winter is further behind us. The changing season requires a few changes to your makeup bag, like a darker shade of foundation for those of us who get tan. Summer makeup is all about a natural, radiant complexion. Here are my tips […]