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Revlon Photoready Airbrush

Why oh why do I do this to myself? If I didn’t like the product the first time, what made me think I would like it in a different form?

For those of you that read my post on the Revlon Photoready Foundation, you know that I called it “glitter in a glass bottle.” Well everyone meet that foundations sister “compressed glitter in a can.”

Packaging: It comes in an aerosol type can that you push on top to dispense the product. While this is a great idea for those of us that do not want to be unhygienic, the pump has no control, meaning I push it once and even after  I let go, product still oozes out.

Product: The product is a mousse consistency and very airy to the touch. It blends very well into the skin but you have to be quick because it dries fairly quickly and will streak if you try to blend it after its dry

Coverage: I would consider this medium coverage. It covers minor blemishes and discolorations but anything more obvious and it kind of cakes around the blemish and makes it stick out.

Pricing: Too much! I paid $14.99 but I returned it, so if you want to try it, buy  it on sale or a BOGO sale.

Overall: I wanted to like this product so much, I really did. It felt great on the skin almost non-existent, but my problem was the darn glitter again. My skin is already oily and  shiny so I definitely do not want a product that helps me shine like a disco ball. However, to be fair I tried this product on my sister who has dry skin and it look great on her. My only suggestion for dry skin would be to MOISTURIZE because the foam sticks to ever pore, blemish, and piece of dry skin. This product is best left for the few people who have near perfect skin but just want some minor color and coverage.

Oh yeah, like advertised it looks good in pictures

: )  🙂 3/4

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Review: Rimmel London Scandaleyes!!!

It’s big, it’s flashy, and it’s new! Needless to say I got suckered in by the bright bold color, but if you’ve read my previous posts you know that’s nothing new 🙂

So here is Rimmel London’s answer to the new craze of full voluminous eyelashes. It’s called Scandaleyes and it promises to increase your lashes by three times and its supposed to be healthy with all the extra infused keratin in the product.

Yeah….cough….so here’s my review.

Brush: The brush is made up of huge synthetic fibers that slightly taper down towards the front. The one complaint I do have is that the brush is a little too big  so you have to be careful when applying the mascara or you will get all over your eyelids, lower lid and nose bridge

Packaging: It is a huge chunky neon orange tube,  which kind of  looks like the Covergirl Lash Blast (this is the only reason I bought this mascara)

Pricing: $5-$10 USD depending location and availability.

Overall: It was ok. I felt it was nothing spectacular or life-changing as promised in the ads. What I did find it to do was give my lashes a fuller appearance. The small gaps between my lashes were filled and it gave me a fake “natural” appearance .

Before: Kind of chunky and gapy

After: Nothing too dramatic just  more filled in

Review: E.L.F Powder Brush

The reason I started this blog was to share some hidden gems with the world that others may have overlooked because the product was too simple. Case in point: the ELF Powder Brush.

This is a brush. This is a black brush. This is a black flat top powder brush. Nothing shiny,  nothing glitzy nothing eye-catching or gimmicky, and I think that is what is the best part about this brush.

Designed as a powder brush, I use it as a foundation buffer, and I can honestly say, my makeup application has never been more flawless! I just dab  on my foundation and then stipple it on with this brush and then buffer it in. The ELF Powder brush not only helps distribute the color evenly but it also helps give an airbrush finish.

Brush: The bristles are soft synthetic fibers that are attached to a wooden handle.

Price: Online or at Target it is about $3. I got mine at the dollar store for…you guessed it $1 USD!

Overall: Do I think there are better foundation brushes on the market…yes. However, for the price this brush is unbeatable. Definitely a must try if you are just beginning to experiment with makeup or if  you are looking for a kabuki style foundation brush.

Wet N’ Wild Blush Swatches

So as  per request from some lovely blog followers, here are swatches of my favorite Wet N’ Wild Blushes!!!

 

 

Pearlescent Pink: This is such a soft peachy pink color its great for everyday use. The one that I own has small hints of shimmer but I have also seen some that have no shimmer so definitely look before you buy.

Berry Shimmer: OMG I love this one! The color is so intense, and the swatch you see is only after one swipe!  It’s the blue toned  red with some sheen and my only advise is that becarful how much you put on the brush because its intense.

Heather Silk: Aww this one is such a baby doll pink. It doesn’t look like much in the container but when you put it on its such a cute pop of color

Mellow Wine: This is my current fav! When I saw it, it looked like such a dud. The color was flat and nothing special to me but I bought it because it was on sale for $1.99! Anyways, I’m soooo glad I did buy it because its awesome! it looks so natural on my skin and especially  since its winter, it’s the perfect flush of color without looking overdone.

 

Review: L’Oreal Lip Balm

Sigh…they got me again you guys. Those evil genius’ at Walgreen’s knew I was coming so they put this pretty pink product right on checkout counter because they knew I wouldn’t be able to resist it. But isn’t it so pretty! See so you can’t really blame me for buying something I didn’t need 🙂

Product: What this essentially is, is an overpriced tinted lip balm. it goes on smooth and is  VERY moisturizing and the slight hint of color  and baby shimmer make the lips look refreshed and pouty. Although the color pay off is very minimal, it can be built up depending  on what shade you purchase.

I purchased Mauve, and this is after a few swipes of color.

Container: It comes in a basic lipstick form. There is nothing special with the packaging but the soft color caps make the product not look cute but very sleek as well. It almost looks like the Dior Lip Balm.

Pricing: Ughhh…..Alright I paid $7.99!! I know, I know, but I told you it was an impulse purchase.

Overall: I really like this product! Besides the sleek, high-end look of the packaging, the lip balm is very mositurizing, long-lasting and the color pay off is  soft and natural. So my dear readers, if you have the money or if you can find this product on sale, go ahead give it a try

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Wet N’ Wild Blushes

These are some of the most underrated drugstore blushes! Growing up, I always thought of Wet n’ Wild as the cheap brand with cheap products. However, I can gladly say that has changed. My fellow bloggers, if you have not gotten your hand on these blushes, then RUN and get yourself some! These are fantastic!!!

Product: These blushes are SOOOO pigmented it’s crazy! The product is so soft, that just with one swipe and you get such vibrant color payoff. Normally I love to pile on the blush because, well, I love blush 🙂 but with these blushes I have to be careful because a little most definitely goes a long way. The color selection is also great. I have everything from a baby doll pink color to a hot red!

Packaging: Alright, so here’s the one draw back. The packaging is kinda lame :(. The blushes come in a rectangular plastic container and the lid opens up. Although not totally bad, I can be careless sometimes with my products and whenever I have dropped these blushes on hard floors the top has fallen off and the blushes have shattered. Also included is a blush brush, which isn’t half bad if you have nothing else to use.

Overall: Why are you still sitting there? Go and get one! 🙂

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 3/4

 

If u would like to see swatches please comment below 🙂

Review: Revlon Photo Ready Foundation

Well hello condensed glitter in a bottle. Having fallen’ in love with the Revlon Colorstay Foundation, when this foundation came out I was the first to run out and try it. I thought, “hey its the same company, same formula, AND IT HAS A PUMP!”  Brought it home, put it on, and then shinned worse than Edward Cullen from Twilight 🙂

Pros

Coverage: The coverage for this foundation is great. Like most Revlon foundations, the coverage is easily buildable and the overall effect is great. Its sits well on the skin and as advertised, it photos really nicely.

Packaging: IT HAS A PUMP! If you read my review of the Revlon Colorstay Foundation, then you know that I love the product but hate that it has no pump making it very messy and unhygienic to deal with. Well I think Revlon secretly heard my prayers and put a pump on this product. The perfect amount  is dispensed each time, and you can easily add half pumps.

Cons

Glitter: I get it, the glitter is supposed to reflect light, therefore giving off an airbrushed and flawless look in photos. However, for those of us aren’t Adriana Lima and running from photo shoot to photo shoot, the added glitter is pointless. Although some people say that the glitter is not that much of a distraction, for my oily skin it was overkill.

Pricing: If Revlon wants to remain accessible to the masses,then they have to find a way to remain drugstore budget friendly. I bought this product for $15 USD and returned it not only because I didn’t like it, but also I felt bad for how much I spent on it.

Overall: I would recommend this foundation to those who know they will be photographed a lot. be it for picture day at school, a wedding, clubbing or if you just like glitter on your skin, then go ahead invest in this product

🙂 🙂 1/2

 

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