Maybelline’s Lash Stiletto is the mascara that turned me into a mascara addict. This is my second tube of Lash Stiletto. Maybelline calls this mascara the “hottest thing your lashes will ever wear, the mascara that does for lashes what stilettos do for legs.” Maybelline says that Lash Stiletto will give 70% longer lashes with an ‘elastic formula that stretches for provocative length and a Pro-Vitamin B5 complex that conditions and smooths for black patent shine.” Lash Stiletto is available in washable and waterproof formulas, this review is for the washable version.Click through for a full review.
Pacifica, a vegan perfume company, recently launched a skincare line. These new product looked really intriguing, so I picked up the Sea Foam Complete Face Wash which Pacifica claims will “harness the powder of the ocean with marine extracts. Coconut water and natural actives come together in a gentle, sulfate free foaming cleanser that removes daily toxins and makeup. Deeply cleanser, balance, and refresh tried skin.” Pacifica says this cleanser is suitable for all skin types. The Sea Foam Complete Face Wash was formulated without sulfates, parabens, petroleum, SLS, or phthalates. Pacifica is a 100% cruelty free, vegan friendly company. I bought my 5 fl oz bottle of cleanser for $11, which is slightly more than I’d like to pay for a cleanser. Click through to see if it was worth it.
Revlon’s Colorburst Lip Butters are probably the most popular lipstick release of the last few years. Everyone has one, or has at least read numerous reviews. I’ve previously reviewed Cherry Tart and Candy Apple, this review is for Tutti Frutti, the long coral/orange shade out of the twenty color range. Revlon claims that these sheer, moisturizing lipsticks contain beneficial ingredients like coconut, mango, and shea butters. Revlon says that the “gel formula provides supercharged hydration and glides on lips buttery smooth.” The Lip Butter formula is supposedly so moisturizing that 94% of women say “softer, smoother, instantly hydrated lips.” I bought my Tutti Frutti Lip Butter at Ulta for around $6.Click through for the full review.
Tarte’s Amazonian Clay BB Illuminating Moisturizer is an “illuminating tinted moisturizer that goes above and beyond what an illuminator can do. It visibly brightens and hydrates skin as it delivers a sheer veil of illumination with subtle coverage in a universal tint to diffuse small imperfections. This natural skin brightener is infused with Amazonian Clay, vitamins, and tea extract to visibly brighten and hydrate skin as it adds a hint of glimmer. No matter your skin concern, Amazonian Clay completely neutralizes so you are left with a radiant complexion.” Finally, I get to try one of Tarte’s famed Amazonian Clay products! Tarte offers only one shade of this for this BB Cream, called Champagne. I got a 9ml (.3 fl oz) tube in Tarte’s Prime, Shine, and Define kit, which I bought at Sephora for $12. The full size of this BB Cream/Tinted Moisturizer contains 30ml (1 fl oz) and retails for $32. Click through for the full review.
Makeup Academy is a wallet friendly cosmetic company from the UK. I first heard of the brand while watching one of Lauren Luke’s videos. I requested a few of their eyeshadows during a swap with my friend Rae and received shades 5, 6, and the subject of this review, 18. Makeup Academy calls their single eyeshadows “super pigmented, smooth, and easy to apply, these are a must have item from Makeup Academy”. Shade 18 is one of only 5 matte eyeshadows in the range. Each eyeshadow contains 2g and retails for £1 ($1.60 USD). Click through for a full review.
Avon’s new Glow Bronzing Gel is a “lightweight, buildable bronzer that instantly gives you the look of a sunkissed tan.” This innovative new product is promised to be stain and streak free. Avon offers two shades; Light Bronze and Deep Bronze, my review is featuring Light Bronze. This liquid bronzer contains 1 fl oz (30ml), the same amount in a standard foundation. The full price for the Glow Bronzing Gel will be $11, but it’s currrently available for $4.99, which is how much I paid for it.Click through for my thoughts on this product.
Pixi’s much buzzed about Correction Concentrate is a “highly pigmented correcting concealer that instantly erases darkness, softens, and blurs lines. Skin immediately looks fresh, rested, bright, and youthful. This ultimate ‘good night’s sleep in a jar’ camouflage cream is correction perfection in a pot.” This tone corrector contains “Vitamin E to nourish and protect, Vitamin C to brighten and revitalize, Vitamin A for an anti-aging effect, and rose hip extract for it’s cell regenerating and skin elasticity boosting properties.” Pixi is a brand that really appeals to me, but I’ve always felt like the products were overpriced. Luckily, Correction Concentrate is one of the brand’s most affordable products, retailing for $15 for 3g (.1 oz) of product. Pixi is exclusively available in Target, as well as the brand’s website. I bought this concealer for myself as a birthday goody after hearing my favorite YouTuber EmilyNoel 83 rave about it and compare it to pricey products like Benefit’s Erase Paste and Bobbi Brown’s Corrector. Pixi products are cruelty free.Click through for the full review.
Essence is a European drugstore brand that offers some pretty unique products, including their Volumizing Lash Powder. Essence calls this product “artificial mini fibers for a false lash effect.” I picked up this lash booster at Ulta for about $3.50. Each jar of Volumizing Lash Powder contaisn .6 oz (1.8g) if fibers. This product was made in Germany, Essence’s home country.This product is not safe for contact lense wearers. Click through for my full review.
Mirabella’s Prime For Face&Eyes is a “silky smooth clear formula primer that slides on the skin, creating the perfect base for any Mirabella foundation.” Mirabella warns you to avoid using this product near the lash lines and to use this primer sparingly. I received a full size tube of this multi-use primer in my December Ipsy Bag. Mirabella’s primer contains no parabens or dyes. This primer contains .45 fl oz (12.85) and retails for $29. Click through for my thoughts on this primer. *very negative review*
NYX says its “hard not to sparkle with one of our ultra shimmering loose shadow powders that can be used on eyes, cheeks, even lips. These finely milled eyeshadows are high impact, long lasting, and a little addictive.” So addictive that NYX offers a total of thirty shades. This review is for Yellow Gold, which NYX calls a “light gold”. NYX’ Ultra Pearl Manias are among the the most affordable pigments on the market, they only cost $3 for 5ml (.06 fl oz). Click through for my full review.
ELF’s Daily Moisture Stick is “an easy to use clear gel formulation that nourishes and hydrates the skin. This light weight and soothing multi-purpose balm is enriched with anti-oxidants and anti-aging ingredients including grape, cocoa, shea, avocado, macadamia, aloe, and chamomile. The sleek, convenient packaging is perfect for travel and everyday use to condition and moisturizes skin both at home and on the go.” surprisingly, this solid moisture does contain a fair amount of good ingredients and is fragrance free (but it still contains a good bit of yucky chemicals too, unfortunately). ELF’s Daily Moisture Stick contains 15g (.53 oz) and retails for $6 (though I feel like I paid $3 for mine), making it one of ELF’s pricier products.Click through for my thoughts on this unique product.
Fekkai’s Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner will “bathe hair with encapsulated olive oil all day long to keep locks lustrous.” This hair care line is supposed to be safe for color treated hair. I received a 9ml (.3 fl oz) sample of both the shampoo and conditioner in the last Target Beauty Bag. I put off trying this hair care duo because I typically have healthy, shiny hair, but I’m currently desperately in need of a hair cut, so my hair is looking a little dull and damaged at the moment. Fekkai’s shampoos and conditioners are pretty expensive, even for salon brands. There are three sizes available; 2 fl oz ($9), 8 fl oz ($25), and 16 fl oz ($39). Wow, could you imagine spending $80 for your shampoo and conditioner? Click through to see if it’s worth the price.
Avon’s Mega Impact Eyeliners will “up the wow factor!”. These eyeliners are actually gel based. Avon released their Mega Impact eyeliners last summer and discontinued them shortly after. I was so disappointed because I had bought it when it was first released and fell in love! When I saw them re-released a few weeks ago with an expanded color range of eight shades, I couldn’t have been happier! I purchased two inBlack Flash and Extreme Cobalt. Each Mega Impact pencil sells for $6, but I scored both of mine for $2.99 each. This eyeliner contains 1.2g (.042 oz). Avon products can be bought through the brand’s website, or your local Avon rep. Click through for a full review.
Soap&Glory’s Super-Colour Fabulipsticks feature “ULTIMELT™ lip shine & shaping technology, 3-D PLUMP™ peptide complex, Shea Butter, Monoi Butter & Vitamin E. Hyaluronic acid and Ceramide 2 (for aging repair and visible wrinkle reduction) help to give a soft, smooth, dewy, plump colour-fill pout.” Soap&Glory offers two different finishes for their Fabulipsticks, satin and matte. I have all six satin finish Fabulipsticks, which came in the Wowed Mouth palette, which was sent to me as a gift by my English friend Rae. Soap&Glory products can be bought at drugstores in the UK, Canada, and Germany. A limited selection of Soap&Glory products can be bought at Sephoras in the United States, but the Fabulipsticks are not available here. The full size of these lipsticks contain 1g and retail for £10 ($15 USD). Click through for my full review.
Soap&Glory’s Supercat is a “Carbon Black Extreme Eyeliner”, is a seemingly popular liquid pen style eyeliner from this beloved British bath&body brand. Soap&Glory says that this pen liner “features unique Inkjet color release and Gloss-Fix finish to give rich and intense colour. The foolproof marker tip creates two looks - fine point for a natural look or thick edge to add a dramatic flash! Uses long lasting, long wear pigments plus a high percentage of carbon black for intense colour release”. I’m not sure how much of that actually made sense. My dear friend Rae spent me this eyeliner as a Christmas gift. Supercat contains .5 oz of product and retails for £6 (about $9.50 USD). Click through for my full review.