Tuesday, June 30, 2015

VISEASRT Eyeshadow Palette First Impression

Scrolling through Sephora I came across this palette, never heard of the brand or seen anyone mention it or review it. Personally I obsess over nude palettes, especially when they are completely matte. It comes in four color options, the one I got was 01 neutral nudes, two of the four were sold out and the other one wasn't my type of colors. These run for 80$ and not sold in stores. For me that's no problem, shipping is always fast from Sephora three days and is free with this palette. Lucky for me Sephoras warehouse is in Maryland and I'm in Pennsylvania so it's always here in two days instead.

Now my first thought when seeing this was wow it's little, bigger than a Nars palette, we all know how small those are but definitely not what I'd expect for a twelve pan palette that is 80$. Comparing to my other palettes I do see its about the same size and the shadows appear larger. The packaging isn't pretty, which is why the palette isn't huge. The focus is all in product not packaging which to me isn't a big deal. It is a plastic palette but not cheap, very sturdy; with a clear lid.

Besides price and packaging, what personally matters most to me pigmentation, it is great. Formula is soft and buttery; colors apply and blend amazingly. I used this once so far, and I put it on around eleven and was out till one that night, at one my shadow looked good, not as good as it did but when I first tried this palette I skipped on primer to get a real feel for how it would hold up. Without primer colors still showed without packing on five layers and lasted a good time. Even with a primer I don't expect no fading after 14 hours, and the best part no creasing. I will say for me personally unless it's  a cheap shadow I very rarely experience creasing. Another thing is not one shade lacks pigment or is chalky. They are all of the same quality and great shadows.

Even though I think this is a great palette and I will be keeping it and probably picking up the one other option I was interested in, I wouldn't say this is a must. If you're like me and already have multiple matte palettes, I'd say try a different one and give the brand a try. To me this is perfect for beginners or someone who has very few mattes. This has all your basics, it doesn't have a white, an off white but not true white, other than that it covers the basics of nude mattes. Mostly warm shades but a few cool and a good range in shades. It's a good to have palette but not a must. But so many looks can be created and I love the fact that you have transition colors, lighter shades and deep shades too. But really I'd say unless you're just starting out skip it, good for people with no mattes in their collection but not a must if you have say the Urban Decay Naked Basic palettes.

For me I'll get a lot of use out of it because I mostly do a matte look with winged liner but not everyone is crazy for mattes and won't get much use out of a  palette like this. Geared more towards pros but the quality makes it worth trying, just probably in a different option. I plan on getting the Sultry Muse palette once back in stock and will definitely post about how shimmery shades are too. on Sephora at least their isn't much offered by this brand and the other two products are palettes as well. 80$ is a lot for a palette but for the quality and fact that twelve shadow from any high end brand will cost you well over 80$ it's not that bad of a price, but it would be nice to see in stores prior to purchasing at that price.

Thanks for reading all that rambling!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

MAKEUP FOREVER Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow

I was on a crazy hunt for a new gel eyeliner, so I went to Sephora to find one, instantly I thought well MUFE would be amazing based off their pencil liners. I must say for the price this doesn't blow my mind like I wanted. It's not horrible, good staying power, but the ease of use wasn't there and it wasn't crazy black like I would have expected. It was only just basic and okay, not amazing. I will keep it and use it up but for me it has to be set with shadow to get the intensity from it I want. I normally apply my gel liner with a bent liner brush but for this it's a no go and an angled brush works better. I haven't tried a flat thin brush yet but I think that would work nicely too.

Overall I'd say pass on it, I'm truly not crazy for this product. For 23$ I'd say it's not worth it, I thought the ELF one was better for 20$ less, didn't last as long but darker and applied easier. It's not bad but not want I would expect from the brand or for the price point.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BUXOM Full On Lip Cream

I personally am not a huge lip gloss person, but let me just begin by saying I love these. We've all heard the hype over White Russian, and all the hype is true. Not just that color
though, they are all amazing! 19$ in my opinion is a little much for a product like lip gloss. I don't know about you but I always just thought it's lip gloss sticky and doesn't last long no matter what brand, so almost 20$ dollars for one seemed crazy but of course I had to see what the hype was about over White Russian and bought it. I have never loved a lip gloss so much, now White Russian isn't the kind of color I go for normally but it is a beautiful nude. 

This definitely is not all about that shade, out of the six I've tried I love them all, color range isn't crazy huge like their normal lip gloss range but still a nice selection. They don't give me that burning my lips are on fire but they wear like no other lip gloss! I honestly can not order or go to Sephora and not get one. Good yet bad I haven't been too much lately. Going through the I have too much makeup phase, yet what is too much makeup? Can never have enough, right? 

I have White Russian, in my opinion it's a paler nude, Dolly nude/mauve, Lavender Cosmo light lavender with a lot of pink, probably my favorite, Mudslide to me this is a rosey nude, Rose Julep typical rose shade and Creamsicle light peach. I can honestly say I will continue too buy these till I own them all. 

They are an amazing lip gloss, with good pigmentation and worth every penny. I say if you haven't tried these yet go pick one up, you won't regret it! Only downfall is Buxom is a Sephora exclusive.