Let me start out by saying this is what I like in a foundation: light-medium coverage, not too matte or drying, natural finish, long lasting. I also always use primer, setting powder, and setting spray when I do my makeup. This foundation is all of the good things I look for. It is my perfect foundation. This foundation starts as a nice, light coverage for everyday. It can easily build to a medium coverage. It looks so natural and glowy as well. My skin looks so even, smooth, dewy, and flawless. The rest of my makeup applies perfectly with it. As for the lasting power- it's amazing, especially for a lighter coverage foundation. My makeup looks pretty much the same by the end of the night with very little fading. It barely settles into my smile lines; I do use extra powder around those areas, so that does effect it. I wear this foundation for any occasion- everyday or more glam and formal. I just love it. It's also one of the only foundations I have completely used up.
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I just love this palette. I've been reaching for it ever since I got it a couple months ago. It has the perfect range of colors for me- neutrals, pops of color that actually push me to get creative, a mix of warm and cool shades... I've really been having fun creating all kinds of looks with this palette. I also love that the pops of color can still be worn as more everyday shadows too. I really like the formula of the shadows too. They're beautifully pigmented, blend easily, and last well on the eyes. I really have nothing bad to say about this palette. I highly recommend it, especially as a good all-around, go-to palette.
Mmmm. So I was pleasantly surprised by this tartar sauce. I enjoy Hellmann’s mayo, and they did a good job with this too. I’ve cooked with it many times- with fish, fries, broccoli/vegetable fries... I’d say the taste of this is on the “lighter” side of tartar sauces. It’s not as tangy or vinegar-y as some other brands. I feel like you’re not a huge fan of tartar sauce but are looking for a brand to start with or to get a mellower flavor, this one is your best bet. It’s also not too thick of a dipping sauce but not too runny (for those of you who are into the consistency of your dipping sauces). It’s just like regular mayo, really. My one complaint is that it is a little sweet from the pickles; I personally enjoy the more vinegary, tangy tasting sauces. Otherwise, I still really like it. It goes well with a bunch of different foods, not just fish and chips! I also like that they put it in the squeezy tubes; it makes it much easier to get out of the bottle. Would I recommend this? If you like how I described it, then yes. :)
**I did receive this product complimentary for review purposes from Influenster.
Um. Wet n Wild?!!! HOW do you make an eyeshadow quad for only $3-4 and have it be THIS amazing?! These are such drugstore gems. No matter what kind of budget you’re on, the quality of these eyeshadows is there. As you can clearly tell, I love these. I like that each quad has a cohesive color range, making it easy to create an eye look. You also don’t necessarily need to follow the color match they give you, and you can make multiple looks with one quad. The shadows are soft and pigmented. There’s some kickback when tapping product off the brush but there’s hardly any fallout once applying it to the eyes. These also blend like a dream. So much so, I enjoy the way these quads blend more my $68 palette. I haven’t had any problems with any shades not blending. The lasting power is there too. I’d say it fades some by the end of the day but not to the point where you can’t tell what color is on your eyes. Whether you’re a makeup junky like me, or are more of an everyday-apply-and-go person, these quads are just so good. I can’t recommend them enough.
My foundation game has totally changed. For starters, this is what I look for in a foundation: *easy to apply and blend * color match * light to medium coverage (more toward medium most of the time) * long lasting * natural looking
This foundation hits every single mark. My skin looks so unbelievably flawless. I almost always get compliments on my skin when I use this! I enjoy the application. I personally have the starter kit airbrush (the more handheld looking one). I find it easy to use. There’s zero mess. I can apply foundation precisely and seamlessly. One thing I LOVE is that I don’t need to wipe my eyebrows after; I tend to have that problem with traditional liquid foundations. The only complaint I have with applying (why I took one star off) is because I have to shake the product *during,* not just before, application; otherwise, nothing really comes out. After shaking it though, it gives me such beautiful coverage. The coverage starts off pretty light but it’s easily buildable to medium. For me, it’s perfect. It doesn’t look caky at all, and it looks very smooth and natural. It works well with my more traditional makeup products as well (like bronzer, concealer, etc.). The coverage also lasts ALL DAY. I can wear this for 10+ hours, and it looks the same by the end of the day. It’s insane! There’s little to no fading, and I don’t get overly shiny or dry. The only thing is that it settles into my smile lines some but it’s hardly noticeable. I absolutely love this foundation. It’s my official HG. The initial purchase definitely breaks the bank but the price of the foundation itself is reasonable enough for me to buy again and again (about the same as any high end foundation). If you have the money and have been curious about this, do it. It’s worth every penny.
I love Stila. They're one of my all time favorite brands. I've also heard rave reviews about this mascara, so when I had the chance, I couldn't pass up buying this. Unfortunately, I have to say that I'm left slightly disappointed. It is a good mascara but I have a hard time with it sometimes. I'll start with the good. I love that the black is a rich, pigmented black and not grey-ish. It's easy to apply. The wand is easy to use, and it's not a big chunky wand like some other mascaras that are supposed to give a more dramatic look. The formula lasts very well on me; there's hardly any flaking or transfer by the end of the day. Now the bad. The way this mascara looks on me is pretty hit or miss. This has been my personal experience most of the time. One coat looks pretty. It gives me a more natural, slightly longer and more volumized lash look. I really enjoy it. However, it does not build up well on my lashes. Two or more coats look like a clumpy mess. My lashes stick together and some lashes appear unnaturally longer than others. I also like to have more of a "fanned out" volume that my lashes naturally tend to do with most mascaras. This mascara does not fan out my lashes after one coat; instead, it chunks them together and make my eye shape look strange. So overall, I do really like this mascara for one-coat application. It's nice for every day, and I will continue to use it for that. However, for more dramatic lashes, which I love and which this is advertised for, I don't like it (especially for the high price tag). I personally won't be repurchasing this mascara, since there are just ones that I love so much more.
I've been so intrigued by Origin products, and I have to say I LOVE this! I recently ran out of my previous skin care items, and switched almost completely to Origins products. This serum is the best I have tried so far. I like that it comes with a pump. It's packaging is sanitary and easy to get the product out. As for the serum itself... It's just perfect for my skin. I have pretty normal skin. I get some dryness at times, and the occasional hormonal breakout. This serum feels very lightweight, and it has almost a creamy/milk-y consistency. It sinks right into my skin, and it immediately makes my skin feel so much softer and smoother. It has definitely calmed my skin down as well. Since using this serum, I've noticed my skin looks more even, feels smoother, and appears poreless. My smile lines have also significantly decreased. I must admit, some things I don't know if it's just this serum that's targeting these concerns, since I also started using a new Origins cream at the same time as this, but I can tell you that this has definitely contributed to the way my skin has been looking. I highly HIGHLY recommend it. My only warning is that it does have a natural, earthy scent to it, like an essential oil or like walking into one of those natural apothecary stores. The fragrance does dissipate quickly when you apply it; however, if you're not a fan of the scent, then you might not like it. I personally find it kind of calming, and it doesn't irritate my skin at all.
Wow wow wooow. How have I never heard anyone talk about this? I recently purchased this because it looked intriguing. I love Pacifica as a brand, and I love facial mists. This one is so good! I spritz it on my face to refresh it a bit. It makes my skin feel soft and hydrated. I also like to use it as a setting spray for my makeup. I'm so impressed with it. I typically use a higher end setting spray to set everything. I used this one on its own the other day. It made my makeup look flawless and more skin-like. It also helped my makeup last ALL day. I kid you not, I think it worked better than my actual setting spray. I love the way it mists out too. The sprayer nozzle (I forget what those things are actually called) is so easy to spray, and it distributes the product very evenly. The mist itself is very fine. This particular mist also smells soooo yummy. I love the smell of coconut, and this is such a soft, natural coconut scent. This is my new favorite facial mist. It's so underrated. I love it more than other mists that I have considered as my go-tos. Highly recommend.
Let me start out by saying I'm a creature of habit when it comes to certain products. I have always stuck with one drugstore concealer for YEARS because I absolutely love it, and nothing compared to it (even high end concealers). I don't know why I was always hesitant of buying this one; the price definitely had something to do with that. Well, I finally gave it a shot. Oh my good gosh. This is THE BEST concealer I have ever tried, and that is a HUGE statement for me to make. I have the shade Custard, and my skin tone is light/medium to medium. This is such a good shade for me. It's light enough to highlight my features but doesn't make me look ghostly or pale. The formula of this concealer is, of course, amazing. I have normal skin, which can lean slightly dry at times. I'd say the texture is slightly thick but also lightweight (does that make sense?). It blends like a dream on me. I personally like to blend my concealers with a blending sponge. The coverage is perfect. I'm not a fan of super full, cakey looking coverage. This gives me medium to full coverage and looks very natural. A little definitely goes a long way. It just looks so good! I don't have issues with it creasing badly on me, and it doesn't emphasize any fine lines. It doesn't look drying on me either. And it stays put all day. I've worn this for 10+ hours, and it looks the same by the end of the day. Very little fading. I really don't think I have anything bad to say about this concealer. It's worth every single penny. I'll be reaching for this constantly, and consider it as one of my new go-to concealers.