I fell in love with color Paraphernalia after seeing it on Instagram. I ordered this gloss the day it became available at Sephora and after receiving it I feel disappointed. It looks very beautiful in the tube and it swatches nicely on a hand, but once applied on the lips it just look meh. I mean it is beautiful, but nothing like online or hand swatches. It has a nice wet/glass finish. It is not very pigmented and the shade looks too sheer on the lips by itself. Unless you layer and layer and layer. I had to redip 3 times to get a nicer more opaque color, but at that point it becomes too wet looking, almost as if you swiped oil on your lips. It is ok when used on top of a lipstick, but still doesn’t look as I was hoping to, so I’m not keeping it.
Though it is a light, nice lip gloss that would work fine if I wasn’t looking for a specific color/look.
I received a mini size of this mascara as a sample with my Sephora order. I was very excited to try it out. The brush is very big, but it is pretty comfortable. This mascara has fibers that don’t irritate my eyes and don’t bother me. The first time I applied this mascara I thought the end result was pretty good though I prefer a nicer arranged lashes and this mascara clumped and messed up some lashes. While it looked fine, it didn’t wear good. I wanted to practice false lash application and when I looked at the mirror a few hours later, I saw that i had some mascara fallout under my eyes and some transfer on my upper lid. I tried applying false lashes unsuccessfully and since I touched my lashes Kush mascara started rubbing off and falling off the lashes. I was literally left looking like I have no mascara on. I tried touching the lashes on my other eye with fingers and mascara started crumbling very easily again. I did give a second chance, but even while putting this mascara on I knew that I’m not keeping it and i’m not using it again. If you wear it, you have to be very careful not to touch your lashes or else it will leave a mess
The best part about this powder is wonderful scent and packaging. I bought shade 02 to use as setting powder mixing all shades together. I have light skin and this seemed perfect for it. The shades are light and too light to be used separately (for contouring, etc). This powder was hard to use, because it seemed to barely get on the brush. I swirled the brush pretty hard both for setting my undereyes and for setting my whole face, but once applied to the skin the skin felt still somewhat sticky from foundation. Maybe this would work better on top of setting powder, kinda like to be used as perfecting or blurring powder.
I’m in love! I have light skin and haven’t used a bronzer in ages. I got Clarins Summer Bronzing Compact and it is perfect! The design is beautiful, it smells great, but not strong. I mix all the shades together and apply to the perimeter of my face and my cheeks. This bronzer is not too dark on my light skin. It’s easy to pick up and apply. It’s not powdery and doesn’t make a mess. The pan is pretty big and has a good quality mirror
These are amazing. I wanted a shade Wifey, but I have so many lip products that I would never go through the whole lipstick, so I chose to get a mini set and try out other shades as well. The shade Muse is a perfect dupe for Stila liquid lipstick in Patina. However, Huda Beauty lipsticks feel so much more comfortable on the lips. They are on the runny side at first, but they dry down quickly and they dry down matte. The feel comfortable and last long. I usually top off a liquid lipstick with a gloss, but I didn’t need to do that with Huda Beauty ones. Actually they feel so comfortable on the lips that when I was running errands I had to check my lips in the mirror if the lipstick was still on as I couldn’t feel it.
UPDATE: I tried these liquid lipsticks in full size and I had to take a star off my review. The minis are a great way to try more colors, they are easy to take on the go, but the texture is so watery and so different from full size. When I take out mini’s applicator I have to be careful applying the product on my lips as it easily runs over the lip contour while the full size product gives great control and is light, but not runny.
This lip gloss is beautiful. I usually use lip glosses on top of lipsticks, but I love using this one by itself. It isn’t the most pigmented, but it has enough pigment to give color for my lips. It is on the stickier side, so it lasts long. It goes with any makeup and for any occasion. I have shade Room Service and I want a few more.
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I love YSL lip products, but these didn’t excite me. I only tried more neutral shades, so maybe red or darker ones are different, but the light shades barely give a hint of color. They are more like liquid balms. Also, you can use these on top of other lip products. They do smell/taste great.
I love Josie Maran body butters! She has unscented ones, but I always wait for new releases like this one to enjoy unusual, but nice scents. This butter lasts pretty long as you only need a little bit of it. It applies smoothly to the skin, it absorbs well and quickly and leaves skin very soft, hydrated and smooth.
I love Guerlain as a brand and this product was beautiful, but I’m giving 3 stars. The shade I got was 01 Light Warm - it was light, buildable and looked natural. However, the scent was so strong and smelled like pure perfume. I just couldn’t use it because of this reason