Review for: By Candy K, Leo, Brown Sugar, Dirty Peach, Love Bite, Maliboo, Ginger, Kristen, Candy K, Exposed, Posie K, Dolce K more...
I will preface this by saying that I’m not a superfan of the Kardashian/Jenner family or watch their show; so this review is completely unbiased and I’m reviewing the product for what it truly is. And I have to say that her lip kits are across the board fantastic! The lip kits have a great formula and are consistent through and through. I find the lip kits to be completely transfer proof, long lasting, true to color, opaque, thin consistency, comfortable on the lips, not overly drying, do not crack on the lips, the pairing liners are true to color to match perfectly with the liquid lipstick, the liners are creamy, the liners do not feather, the liners are easy to sharpen, the liners don’t dry out or skip when applying.. the liquid lip and liner are definitely a great product from the brand. As a consumer I also appreciate the wide variety of colors that are available, giving you options despite your skin tone. There are several lip kits that are truly flattering for ALL! It’s safe to say that Kylie Cosmetics liquid lipstick is my second all time favorite formula!
These are great liners! Now I will admit that you can certainly get and find better or same quality liners from the drugstore if you are just into the basic black, Brown, neutral shades. But if you are looking for variety when it comes to color, MAC is the way to go! I’m also a big fan of twist up liners / mechanical. Being a working mom on the go, ain’t no one got time for sharpening liner! There is a reason why the term GLIDE is in the name of these.. they truly effortlessly GLIDE onto the waterline of your eyes, or wherever you are applying liner! For me personally, I have struggled in the past finding a liner that would be opaque in my waterline without smudging and without fading away two minutes later. Opaque in color and longevity are the two factors I look for when choosing to buy a liner. I have sensitive eyes in the waterline area - if the product doesn’t effortlessly go on, my eyes will begin to tear up and then the product doesn’t show or gets washed out. These glide on quickly and don’t make my eyes water. I also find these work great on the eyelids too without skipping or dragging.
The shade “Kristen” is one of my favorite shades out of the entire collection. It’s the perfect in between shade of a mauve-red. It is one of those colors that is literally flattering on ANY skin tone! And of course the actual formula of the product is the exact same used for all their liquid lips, so you can count on opaque and true to color, longevity, precise application thanks to the applicator itself, sleek packaging, and comfortable on the lips. The formula is transfer proof without making your lips feel like you’ve been sitting in the Sahara desert!
First of all, can we just acknowledge how STUNNING this palette is?! This is a total eye catcher, whether it’s in store or just scrolling down the newsfeed - it’s just near impossible to not stop and stare for a minute. This palette screams spring / warm weather and gives inspiration to step out of your comfort zone with makeup and live in color! The packaging is really nice. It feels heavy and is made of a hard plastic / fiberglass type of feel. There is a giant mirror inside, but this palette does not have the protective sheet like other Natasha Denona palettes, which helps protect the mirror from getting dirty. When this palette was first released, there was huge speculation that this palette didn’t contain as much product as her other palettes that go for the same price point. Natasha Denona however did speak out against this and basically said the shadows were pressed differently and weigh a bit less, but there is still the same amount of product give or take. People also speculated that the formula had changed or was different from her other palettes. This opinion will vary from person to person, but I think the formula is still just as amazing! I found the mattes in this palette to be creamy, pigmented, easy to work with & blendable. I haven’t experienced a ton of fall out, none of the shades were dusty or super powdery. All of the shades worked seamlessly. My favorite part of this palette is the color scheme. Natasha Denona did an amazing job putting these shades in an order that visually made sense. Even with the bright vibrant metallics, I didn’t feel intimidated at all when using this palette, which makes this palette very user friendly, even for make up beginners! You can create a variety of looks for all sorts of occasions, you can create fun night looks and you can easily put together a work appropriate day time look! Easily one of my favorite products that I purchased from the spring season!
This is a product that I used more of because it is such a good one! I personally use the skin tone shade, but they do have other shades for other purposes (white base to make colors more vibrant for example). I’m generally in a rush, so I use my concealer a lot as eyeshadow base. But if and when I do have time, I prefer to use an actual eyeshadow primer base, and NYX makes one of the best that can be found in the drug store! I do recommend shutting these jars tight to prevent the product from drying out!
I feel like bad I been asked to review this product a few years ago, my rating may have been higher. But at this time today, regardless of my love for most ABH products, I just can’t give this more than 3 stars for the simple fact that there are so many more contour products out in the market that are both more affordable and more practical. I hardly buy “kits” of anything these days.. I find it wasteful and takes up space in my makeup drawers for a product that only part of it is used, cause let’s be real, no one generally uses ALL the shades in a kit. Sure you can re-utilize the shades that don’t work for your complexion by using it for eyeshadow or something, but then again, I own so many eyeshadow palettes that I’m not going to pull out a contour kit to use a shade for my eye looks. Now speaking for the product itself, it’s a good product, like most ABH products - the shades are pigmented without being overly pigmented, they are generous in size, there is variety for different skintones making it an inclusive product and nowadays you can find these kits for half the price at your local TJ Maxx, making it affordable!
I feel like nowadays single eyeshadows are overlooked because people are trying to get the most out of their money, so they go with palettes. However, if I were to recommend eyeshadow singles from the drugstore, NYX would win it all day long! These single eyeshadows are the bomb dot com. Super pigmented and perfect for all over the kid or center of the lid to give your eyelook that extra somethin’-somethin’. You can get these for about $4.99 a piece, but most drugstores or Ulta will have buy one get one half off, so super affordable as well!
This is heaven in a bottle. No matter how much I brush my hair out before stepping into the shower, once water hits it, it’s like my hair turns into one bag knot with a bunch of snags throughout. I’ve clogged so many bath tub drains from the clumps of hair I’d be ripping out of my head a few times a week, and that’s with cleaning the drain after every shower use. I’ve tried other detanglers but that just added weight and oil to my hair. I’ve tried in shower brushes such as the Detangler which would just get stuck in my hair most the time. Deva Curl’s Wash Day pre-cleanser has forever changed the game for me! I first saw a video on Instagram of a girl using it, and how her fingers glided through her hair as if it was air. If it wasn’t because I already use Deva Curl products and love them enough to know I can trust their products, I probably would of passed this otherwise. I’m SO GLAD I didn’t! Wash Day gives the RIGHT amount slip for your hair without the harsh, harmful ingredients that add weight and oils to your hair. It really does make Wash Day so much more enjoyable, and less painful. It allows you to add your cleanser and conditioner afterwards much more smoothly, which in returns, allows you to clean your hair better painlessly. This is a hair product that is worth every single penny!
Urban Decay gets an A freakin PLUS for this product! A lot of the times to get that perfect lip, I’d have to go in with a liquid matte lip and then top it with a gloss to get what I want. Not anymore! UD gives me the pigmented, fully opaque color I want from a liquid lip, with the perfect gloss texture that I want that is typically hard to find.. a gloss that isn’t sticky, that isn’t goopy, and isn’t just all glitter.. and it’s all in ONE product.