Sunday, August 24, 2014

Essence 3D Eyeshadow Duo in Irresistible Caramel Cream

Hey everyone, today I have a review on a brand that I never purchased from before, but when I was at Ulta, I thought why not? So I picked up a few things from Essence Cosmetics. I ended up picking up a few lipsticks, a blush and this eyeshadow duo. This is the Essence Duo in Irresistible Caramel Cream. I always pass the Essence section at Ulta and I always thought everything looked so cute. So I just had to try a few things.

Irresistible Caramel Cream is a eyeshadow duo that comes with a beautiful shimmery egg shell color and also a shimmery medium brown. The eyeshadow its self does have a 3D effect to it. The cream color shade does have a little dome to it so it does raise higher then the brown shade. I thought the formula of the shadows were a little dry. They did swatch nicely, but they weren't buttery. They were more stiff, but like I said they did swatch nice. Both colors were not as pigmented as I hoped for and I think the cream color would be perfect to use to highlight the brow bone, and then the brown shade would be great for all over the lid. 

One thing that I loved about this product was that it was super affordable. For the 3D duo is was only $3.49 which is such a great price. Overall I thought this was an ok duo. For being so cheap I think it was a really good deal, but I wish the colors were a little more pigmented.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sonia Kashuk Quad in Textured Mauve

Hey everyone, today I have an exciting post on the Sonia Kashuk quad in Textured Mauve. I recently purchased this quad from Target for only about $4.00. I was super excited because I always wanted to try Sonia Kashuk eyeshadows, but they are usually extremely pricey for a drug store eyeshadow. So when I saw it was on clearance I just had to pick it up. 

This quad comes with 4 colors (obviously) and the first two shades are matte, which I am literally in love with. The first color is more of a taupe purple shade and the second matte shade is more of a brown taupe color. Then for the bottom two shades we have a pretty shimmery purple/pink color, and then lastly we have a pink glittery eyeshadow. All 4 shades remind me of some of the colors in the Naked 3 palette, mainly because they all have that pretty rose type of under tone. I was extremely impressed with how buttery these eyeshadows were. I never felt such buttery eyeshadows in my life and I fell in love right away.

The pigmentation was perfect and the colors swatched so easily. They are not chalky at all and super easy to blend. I do not have anything bad to say about this quad. And I know for a fact I will be purchasing more of these!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Revlon Moisture Stain in Miami Fever

Hey everyone today I have a review on one of the Revlon Moisture Stains in Miami Fever. I've had this lip gloss for a while now, and I totally forgot to post my opinion on it, so I thought I would share it with you guys today. Since picking this one up months ago, I haven't tried any others yet, but I do have my eye on a few more colors. 

Miami Fever is a beautiful redish orange shade. When applying this lipgloss for the first time, the first thing I noticed was how wet it was. It had a very cooling tingle to the lips and felt extremely wet. But it didn't wipe off. It just stayed put on your lips and did not feel sticky at all like most drug store lip glosses I own. As for a stain, I don't feel like it stained my lips. I mean this color was gone within two or three hours. So it didn't stain my lips too much.

As for the price these are normally between $8-$10 which is pretty pricey for a drug store lip gloss. I might try a few more like pink colors and see if I like them, since I do like the feeling of these on my lips. Have you guys tried these? If so what do you think of them?