Posts Tagged ‘review’

Now that I’m getting back into the swing of things I’m going to try a few different versions of these posts. I will always try and include a before makeup application preview, but I normally look the same at 4am so there’s not a whole lot of reason to take a new one each day, but that might change down the road. For this post we are looking at the longevity of the L’Oreal True Match Foundation in Nude Beige W3. I will do my best to include a shortcut table at the end of this post, but for those of you intrigued by how this foundation held up for me, continue reading!


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The second week of the QVC Advent Calendar has some ups and downs as well, I’m still not regretting the purchase and I think it gave me an idea of some other brands to go for.

Week 2:

Stowaway Day to Night 5-piece Collection w/ Bag $49.50

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best with a black pencil liner. Give me a gell or liquid and I’ll wing for days, but a pencil makes it a little harder for me. The concept of this liner, and collection, it a really nice one; they are the same product size as most other brands, but offered in a smaller easier to travel with package. I don’t travel all that much, but a liner I can put in a bag and add more to later or use to touch up does pique my interest. The liner itself is creamy and a nice deep black, not too bad for such a tiny product!

Tl;dr Works-yes, purchasing full size-I don’t love pencils, so probably not

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid $29

Ok, ok, ok….so this item is the best thing that’s happened to my oily skin in a long time! I’ve had issues with the pores on my forehead becoming clogged and then getting those little bumps, they aren’t acne but they look similar. I’ve noticed that the more often I fall asleep and forget to wash my makeup off or just don’t do a super job getting it all off I have those bumps the next day. This product gets rid of them. Now I’m not saying all your skin woes will be gone overnight, but this will help in correcting them and setting your skin in the right direction. Using this item is a little tricky though; I put it on at night and just leave it on and then wash my face in the morning. I know they mention you can wear it under makeup, but that defeats the purpose in my opinion.

Tl;dr Works-yes, beautifully. purchasing full size- I have like 3 sample sizes since a little goes a long way, but yes I would buy it in a heartbeat.

Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer Full Coverage Concealer $28

I’m not a fully-grown beauty blogger yet; I don’t know exactly how to apply concealer but I feel like I have a pretty good idea on how to make it work. I couldn’t get this to work for me. The texture was a little sticky, and I think that might work for the undereye area, but my color was too dark. I know this might sound a little off as well, but I find most foundations I use offer enough coverage for me to not need additional products. The shade range is not the greatest, at least on QVC, so perhaps that might make it easier when deciding to spend the money here or on another concealer of the same price…

Tl;dr Works-yes…as long as you can find your shade, purchasing full size-no, a little too sticky for all over and the color I got was too dark for just under my eyes.

Algenist POWER 360 Eye Serum $70

Why QVC?? Why give me samples of products I can’t afford?! I mean I know it’s because it’s expensive so of course I’d want a sample to make sure it works, but come on! This has a nice gel texture and sinks in effortlessly. I’ve rotated the usage of it so I don’t see an immediate change; I might also not be the prime demographic at 31 years old.

Tl;dr Works-I’d say yes, purchasing full size-no, it’s expensive and I have similar items that do an equally good job.


Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Kit with Mask Tasker Tool

I love me a good mask. I usually have about 5-6 samples rotating thanks to Birchbox and Target. This one is a nice staple to have. I have oily skin and this one doesn’t irritate it or cause any weird things to happen. I’ve linked the sample pack, which is a nice price but they sell the full sizes of all of them.

Tl;dr Works-yes, purchasing full size-maybe not full, but this sample pack, yes.

Kopari Coconut Melt, 7 oz $38

When are we going to admit that coconut oil is not the end all be all God send? This package legit says 100% pure coconut oil…really? Ok I know that what I get in the grocery store may not be as ‘pure’ or acquired in the same fashion, but there are health food stores that sell oil labeled the same way that doesn’t cost $38. This container has been sitting on my desk this week and it’s already in pure liquid form since the melting point is so low. I can’t use this oil on my body, it just takes too long to sink in. A light oil like almost or avocado works similarly.

Tl;dr Works-?, purchasing full size-I think I have coconut oil in my cabinet…

Obliphica Seaberry Hair Mask 2.54 oz $14

Remember earlier when I said I loved me some masks? Well hair ones are no different! I’m still working on my hair journey and trying to pinpoint what my type is but I think I have a decent picture of it. My hair is oily at the roots at day 3, and dry at the ends. I have thick wavy hair that tangles easily. This particular offering is meant for thinner hair, but I can still see the effects on my thicker hair. The scent was nice, like a bright berry scent, and it did get through all of my hair. After the shower my hair was softer and didn’t tangle as easily. They sell this is larger pots as well as this smaller size. They do offer the purple one, and that’s meant for my hair type.

Tl;dr Works-nicely, purchasing full size-maybe, I’d buy the one for medium hair though

There are 2 more weeks to come so keep an eye out.

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Hey guys! I know my posts have been very far and in between but today I’m going to go over some of my favorite foundations, some that just get me by, and the ones I don’t reach or that often.

Lets start with the not so great ones, I’ve only got three of them.

L’Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle- So my issue with this one is… I don’t have the smoothest skin in the world and i know the foundation promotes smooth skin… But you have to have smooth skin in order for it to work effectively. The coverage is about a medium coverage not that great, and its kind of drying. So my Combo skin girls or dry skin girls STAY AWAY!

Revlon Photoready Airbrush- I am a photoready fan, I really like the original formula so when i saw this i thought why not try it out? It’s not as glittery as people have made it out to seem. My issue with it is….the coverage. Im a full coverage gal and it doesn’t offer as much coverage as i would like and if you don’t pair it with the right powder it can become very streaky and oxodize like crazy! When paired with my blu ray cargo powder its amazing. But still this one isnt one of my favorites. Sorry Revlon.

Neutrogena Skin Clearing- Now I know it has salicylic acid in which is supposed to clear acne up by drying it out. Now like I have said before im a Comboniation Skin girl but for me this dried me out really really bad, and was just awful looking. The coverage is crap and totally sheer after an hour or so. Just not worth it for me.

Now we’ve got the mediocre everyday foundations.

Rimmel Match Perfection- So this one is a hit and miss for me. Somedays I absolutely love it and it makes my skin look great, and some days it fades after a few hours. But I still really really like it. No other complaints or praises.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin- So after hearing nothing but praises about this on youtube I had to go out and buy it. I really really enoyed it at first. I used it the other day and it was just kind of eh. I think it might be the condition my skin is in. So once ive cleared up I will try this out again.

Maybelline Super Stay- The only thing I don’t like about this one is that its not full coverage its a medium coverage. Other than that its awesome. Does exactly what it stays and is great for those long days.

Revlon PhotoReady – This is the original formula, and I love it. It was my go to for about six months and I used it everyday. I’ve re purchased it multiple times and will continue to. But once again my skin is in bad shape and just doesn’t cover everything I want it to. So once im in better shape again I can gurantee it will be a favorite again.

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse- This is the original in a jar one. Now unlike the L’Oreal one its very full coverage, and doesn’t make me look bumpy and dry. It makes me look smooth and definetly matte. My only complaint is the longevity of this product. Its not a longwearing foundation.

Now on to my favorites!!! Yay finally.

Revlon ColorStay- what more can i say? this is my HG lasts all day foundation i love it… I also love that it has an option for combo skin, or oily skin.

Avon Extra Lasting- The name says it all. This foundation truly does last all day. Very Very full coverage doesn’t break me out. Just overall great!

Elf Flawless Foundation- For only 6 bucks this is great. Its very lightweight yet offers me the full coverage I love.

Clinique Repairwear- So this is one of the only HE foundations I have. It’s been a favorite of mine for about four years now. I have re purchased it about three times. But I recently heard they re formulated it. But this one is amazing its very full coverage doesn’t crease into my fine lines and is defintley for the matured skin women.

phew sorry that was so long! I hope it helps and gives you some more insight in to the wonderful world of foundations. Hope you are have a wonderful day wherever you are!

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So I tried out my new Maybelline products when I went to school this past Saturday. I’m sorry to say I did not enjoy the new Color Tattoo eyeshadows. Unfortunately you almost have to use your fingers. I tried using a brush at first and the color did not distribute evenly nor could I smooth it out. So I used my pointer finger to apply the orange color to my entire lid, then I used my ring finger to apply the red/rust color to the outer half of my eye and lastly using my pinky I placed the white under my brow and in the inner corner of my eye. I didn’t line my eyes heavily because I ran out of time and because my class is a morning one I sometimes think eyeliner is a bit too intense for so early on in the day. So here are some photos of before and after.
I applied everything around 8:30 in the morning and the second (after) photo was taken around 6:30 pm. The colors did last. They do everything they promise to do, I simply did not like the application of the shadow. I might try using them as a base sometime, but as for just everyday wear, I might have to skip on these.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Trial

  • Eyes
    • NYX HD Primer
    • All three Color Tattoo shadows I own, Too Cool, Fierce & Tangy, Pomegranate Punk
    • Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara
    • Black Gel Liner from Physicians Formula for Green Eyes
  • Face
    • BH Cosmetics Foundation Primer
    • Covergirl Clean Foundation 125
    • Covergirl Translucent Powder
    • Soft Mink blush from Covergirl
  • Lips
    • Maybelline Neutral/Nude lipstick in Blushing Brunette

Click to see the pictures!

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