Friday, September 22, 2017

What Concealer Have I Been Using? BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Concealer Review

B H Cosmetics Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer
Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer

The BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer is one of my favorite concealers. Concealer can not be missed in my daily makeup routine, because I have pretty dark circles that I don't like to see. My 3 year old that still wakes up EVERY SINGLE NIGHT is to blame for that one, but concealer does the trick. I alternate between the B H concealer and the Tarte Shape Tape because both are really good in my opinion. The BH concealer is very affordable and comes in 17 shades and 4 color correctors.

This concealer is very creamy, not too thick and blends very well. It does remind me of the Tarte Shape Tape. I have used both a sponge or brush to blend it out and had no issues. It has very high coverage which I appreciate.  I use shade 101 and the Pink Corrector and using both layered together doesn't feel too thick or cakey. I always set my under eye and have no creasing with this concealer.

The applicator is not my favorite but it does the job. I would have much preferred a doe foot applicator to make it easier to blend on to my under eye. Maybe they will eventually change the packaging? The first tube I received was faulty, when I opened the cap, the pressure would squirt some of the product out. However, I have since repurchased a new tube and this did not happen. Overall, when it came time to repurchase. I didn't hesitate because B H Cosmetics has affordable international shipping rates and the concealer was 5.99$. Also, I received a second free with their Bogo sale that was going on at the time.

If you haven't tried BH Cosmetics, they are definitely work checking out. I've mostly has good experiences with their products. A few misses, but mostly hits.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Maison Jacynthe | 100% Natural, Vegan, Cruelty-Free Canadian Brand

Maison Jacynthe Foundation Blush and Highlighter Review
Maison Jacynthe

Maison Jacynthe is a Canadian brand that is 100% Natural, Cruelty Free and Vegan. They have a wide range of products from makeup to nail polish: perfume, soaps, skincare and lip balms. I'm fairly new to this brand, and was happy to be provided three products to review. Both the blush and highlighter are single pans that can put into a magnetic palette or you can purchase an interchangeable case.

The light weight foundation comes in 5 shades and is easy to apply. It has a natural finish on the skin, leaving a dewy look. It definitely has a light coverage and applies best with a brush. I didn't like using a sponge, as the sponge soaked up alot of the product. It worked well with my dry skin. The one issue that I have with this foundation is the scent. If you're like me and are very sensitive to smells, this one might bother you. I struggled with it the first time I applied it.

Both the blush and highlighter come in single pans and are quite large. The highlighter is a standout product for me and I would love to try more of the shades. It has a light golden reflect and it's very pretty on the skin. I was shocked by how much I loved it. It's great for an every day highlighter- not too intense and not too natural. The blush was too dark for my skin tone but I did use it very sparingly and it blended very well. I think a lighter shade would be great. Both the highlighter and blush have that same scent but it's not as strong as the foundation.

Overall, I enjoyed trying these products and the highlighter was my favorite of the three. I would like to explore the brand more. If you're looking for a natural, cruelty free, vegan line- check them out.

* This post was not sponsored by the brand. Products were received for free inconsideration for review*

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Morphe 35F Palette: Fall Into Frost Palette

Fall Eyeshadow Palette
Morphe 35F

Isn't this palette gorgeous? As soon as I started thinking about fall and eyeshadows, I knew I wanted to pull this palette out of my collection. It's not too warm compared to alot of newer palettes I've been playing around with lately. The 35F has 28 shimmer shades and 7 matte shades. I really like the layout of this palette because the matte shades are condensed and put together in the last row. I prefer Morphe shimmer shadows, and this doesn't give me 4 matte shades that are almost the same in a 35 pan palette. The shimmer shades have a good variety of colors. You have green, copper, purple and cranberry shades. It allows me to stick to my neutral shades or step out of the box and try something new.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Too Faced Just Peachy Matte Palette

Matte Palette
Just Peachy by Too Faced
When I first saw this palette, I really liked the colours but was hesitant because Too Face likes to scent their products and I'm very sensitive to smells. The Sweet Peach palette was a "no go" for me because when I opened it up in the morning to do my makeup, it was too heavily scented. I wouldn't want to use the palette. I went to Sephora and smelled the Just Peachy palette and it didn't seem to bother me. Yes, it's scented and I notice it right away when I open the palette but it's not as strong.

The packaging is well thought out. Too Faced did an amazing job. I think it's one of the most gorgeous palettes I own. The clasps on the front are little peaches, how cute! The pan sizes are nice, and it has a mirror. The formula is very nice. The powders blend very well, and it doesn't have a lot of kickup. This palette has 12 shades, all of them matte except the shade Peach Sangria which is more of a satin shade. I feel like each shade stands out on it own. They don't seem to resemble each other much, they each have their own undertone.

I know I said before that I don't like all matte palettes, and that's generally true but this palette makes me step out of my comfort zone. I like the range of colours and putting looks together has been easy for me. It's not just another all brown matte palette. If you're like me and struggle with all matte palettes, this might be a good one for you too.

Swatches of Too Faced Just Peachy Palette
Too Faced Just Peachy Palette

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Giveaway Pur Cosmetics Soiree Diaries Palette

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Testing New Mascara: L'Oreal Lash Paradise and Essence Volume Stylist Curl and Hold

New Drugstore Mascara
L'Oreal Lash Paradise and Essence Volume Stylist

When it comes to mascara it takes a lot for me to be impressed. My lashes are short, don't curl easily and tend to stick straight down. I know if I want length and volume, I should just put on lashes. However, there are days that I'm not able to apply them and these two mascara's have been my "go to" lately. Both are great affordable drugstore mascara's but they work differently for me.

New Drugstore Mascara
L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

Thursday, September 14, 2017

3 Well Loved Products (Urban Decay, Becca, Estee Lauder)

Makeup Favorites
Urban Decay Naked Palette, Becca Afterglow, Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

If I'm in a hurry, I like to grab products that I know will work. These three products are very well loved in my collection. The Urban Decay Naked palette is one of my favorite neutral eyeshadow palettes. I love that I can throw Naked and/or Buck in the crease, a shimmer shade on my lid and I'm done. This is a simple look that will still look put together and very nice. I know we like to have alot of mattes in a palette to create a gradient look on the eye but sometimes less is more. I like that I don't have that many matte option in this palette, I don't have to think too much if i'm in a hurry.This palette is a cult classic and for good reason. I use this palette often, and it will remain a favorite in my collection.

The Becca Afterglow palette has 2 shimmering skin perfectors and 2 mineral blushes. This was a limited edition palette and I wish it was not. Moonstone is the lightest highlighter and I do love it. It works very well with my fair skin, and I would love to get a full sized Moonstone at some point. Rose Gold and Topaz are too dark but I like to use them as eyeshadow toppers. Both the mineral blushes (Wild Honey and Flowerchild) are so pretty on the skin. They last very well and blend beautifully. This is a small palette and great for travel.

The Estee Edit bronzer in Bronze Goddess is a beautiful bronzer that I love to use most days. It's a matte bronzer that I can apply to my face and not worry about looking muddy or it being too pigmented. I can apply it easily and enjoy the finished look. I believe the Estee Edit line has been discontinued but I really do like this bronzer.

These are 3 products that I go to very frequently because I know what I will be getting when I use them. As you can see, I love palettes. Eyeshadow palette, face palettes... I'm drawn to a palette. If you've used any of these, do you love them as much as I do?