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Ahh! I’ve Just Been Bitten…by a lip balm

I know I am waaaaaaaaay late in jumping in on this bandwagon, but a month back I finally did, am boy am I glad I did! 

Product: Revlon Just Bitten Kissables (lip balm/stain)

Packaging: On trend with all the other chubby pencil designs, the balms look like a giant crayon that you wind up from the bottom for  more product.

Pricing: Anywhere from $5-12 USD depending on location and availability

Colors: Colors range all the way from a soft nude to a deep red. I bought three: (top to bottom, left to right) Darling, Cherish and Honey

Finish/Texture: Go on like a balm, very moisturizing, with a slight frost (depends on color) and always glossy finish.

Overall: I love these, and I know I say that about most of the product reviews I post, but seriously my Kissable, especially Honey (on the far right), have become my morning routine staple. They go with everything, no mess, no fuss. DEFINITELY a must re-buy

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Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller

So if you read my previous post, then you know about the ridiculous amount of money I spent on a recent makeup haul. However, I did find some really nice products, so lets just get into.

Packaging: The Garnier Roller comes in a roll on form (duh 🙂 ).  The container is the size of a mascara tube and feels like a medium-sized maker. The cap  is a screw on top and the roller itself is metallic and feels very nice and cool on the skin. The product  is a beige salmon color (great to counteract the bluishness of dark circles) and is very liquidy in formula.

Product: The product can be directly applied under the skin and then blended in with your fingers or brush. Because it is very light and liquidy, it takes a few seconds for the product to dry and sink in. I purchased the sheer tint roller and like its name it gives a very light and sheer coverage. Like promised on the packaging, the product is very moisturizing and non-greasy.

Pricing: Heres the kicker $7-15 USD depending on where you get it

Overall: I think I really like this product 🙂 Mind you, I don’t have huge dark circles, but because my cheeks are so chubby, I do have a slight shadow, which can give the appearance of dark circles. However, after I put this product on, it gave such a nice effect. It brightened up my under eye area and made me look wide awake and alert. The light formula blended in very nicely, but the only complaint that I have is  I have this lines under my eyes and the product got stuck between the lines. No, they’re not crows feet, but rather deeper lines and although not obvious to others, to me, I could notice the product settling in between the lines. Also, the effect didn’t last me an entire work day, but it looked nice until lunch, but hen again, touch ups are really easy since the product is so easy to travel with.

I would recommend this product if you are looking for some quick under eye brightening that makes you look awake and alert. There is another version of this product that is designed specifically for dark circles, that may be better if you are looking for actual coverage, because this is more of a highlighter and brightener.

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WARNING: This product contains alcohol which has shown to deplete collagen in the skin. So if you have mature skin and are worried about collagen depletion, becareful when using this product. Use it every other day instead of daily.

Review: Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara

Okie dokie, so I got bored this weekend so I went through my piles and piles of makeup to see which ones would be worth talking about. After digging through my mascaras, I came upon this green mascara and at first I was like “What the..?” and then it hit me “ooohhhh yeeeahh, that one!”

This is the Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara. It is advertised the first Revlon mascara that helps lashes grow stronger while visibly adding length and volume.

Product: duh…its a mascara 🙂 Basic tube and wand. The wand has elongated, conical shaped synthetic fibers that help add volume and legnth to the lashes.

Pricing: $4-$7 USD depending on location and availability

Overall: This mascara was okay, and I think that is why I forgot about it. I’ve been re-using this mascara for the past week and while it doesn’t give my lashes that dramatic flare that I like, I do appeciate the subtle “naturally pretty lashes” look that it gives me. The wand is ridiculously long and it it longer then my eye, but I think that is what helps coat all the littlle lashes I have on my outter edge, giving me a lovely elongated flared look. As far as helping my lashes grow  stronger, ennngghhh, not so sure, but my lashes do look softer with this product on versus other mascaras.

This picture was taken after a 16 hour work day, and my lashes are still slightly flared at the ends.I would recommend this mascara for those looking for a “natural” but flared kind of look.

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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

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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! 🙂

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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

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Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Alright my fellow grease monkeys, here is a product you are sure to love! I discovered this product a few years back, but kinda forgot about when it got lost among the hoards of other matifying products  I had. Well, thanks to a sudden warming of weather and the oil glands on my face going into overtime while trying to make me look extra shiny, I have rediscovered Rimmel London’s Stay Matte Pressed Powder 🙂

Product: The product comes in multiple shades, but I would recommend the “translucent” powder so you can use it year  round without worrying if it matches your skin color. When applying I usually use a Kabuki or large powder brush and evenly distribute it over my problem areas (MY WHOLE FACE 🙂 ) and retouch throughout the day as seen needed.  My one warning however, is that the product can appear to be very chalky if not blended in well, so BLEND BLEND BLEND

Coverage: This product gives no coverage since it is a translucent finishing powder, however it wears very well. This means that depending on how much you apply the product blots the oil without giving your face a flat look. Over foundation, I am still able to maintain a nice “natural” glowy look without looking flat and washed out

Packaging: I think the one downfall of this product is that it has very flimsy packaging. Designed like a large disc,the lid is very loose and if you are not careful you  can easily break it, or loose it in your purse if you choose to carry it in your makeup bag.

Pricing: Between $4~$7 USD depending on size, location, and availability

Overall: I think this is a great oil control product. Even if you choose not to wear any foundation, on bare skin this product works just as well. My only warning is not to overload on the powder because it will leave a white caste if you put on too much.

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