The application: the application was easy and after just one layer I had longer and fuller eyelashes. What I did- I used the smaller bristles from my root and wiggled through to the tip. Then I used the longer bristles to separate my eyelashes. I used 1-2 layers of mascara. For the second layer I repeated the process. Like with another mascara, I recommend you not to use more than 3 layers of mascara as this could make them stick together look spidery and make them look weird.
Overall: I absolutely love this mascara! After just one layer, my eyelashes looked visibly longer, fuller and separated. After I washed this mascara of my face, I didn’t get raccoon eyes! I usually get raccoon eyes after I use other mascaras and they flake too; but this one lasted the whole day and didn’t flake either. Someone even asked me if I had false eyelashes!
I couldn't resist the new Sephora Collection Contour Blush Palette ($28) when I saw it online i just had to get it. The shades are gorgeous so I decided to grab one to review.
The Contour Blush Palette comes in a box that has all of the information you need on the back, including description and ingredients.
The packaging of this palette looks exactly like the new Sephora Collection Illuminate Palette. It's housed in a sturdy plastic compact with six large round pans inside (no mirror or brush).
It comes with four shimmer shades and two mattes. In the top row is Rosy Nude (matte), Pink Peach (shimmer), and Bronze (shimmer). In the bottom row is Rust (shimmer), Rose (matte), and Orange Peach (shimmer).
The overall tone of the palette is warm with beautiful peachy pinks, nude, and bronzy shades.
The formula isn't super pigmented but when it comes to blush I'm fine with that. As long as it's soft and easy to pick up (which these are), I'm good. I find that my brush grabs on to these easily and they blend beautifully on my cheeks. I wouldn't say it's a particularly long-wearing BLUSH.
It turns out that the top matte shade is one of the more pigmented colors in this palette so it swatches a little deeper than it looks, while the rust colored shimmer shade underneath isn't as pigmented so it goes on a little more sheer. Also, the bronzy shades at the end contain shimmer, to the point of almost being highlights so I can't really use them as a bronzer (and they're too dark for me to use as highlighters) so I can only use them as blush.
Overall, if you're a blush palette fan like I am, and you like those spicy peachy bronze shades I think you'll really like this palette. There's a nice variety of shades in here and they all apply and blend beautifully!