April 2016 Empties: Love it, Like it, or Leave it

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RETINOL ADVANCE BRIGHTENING SERUM

-Has an awful scent to the point it was unbearable
– I didn’t see much difference in my skin
-I honestly think the regular Retinol Brightening Serum is better
-Overall: LEAVE IT!! 

 

 

 

 


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ORIGIN GINZING

-Help refresh the under eye areas
-Gave some tingling sensation
-Easy to apply
-I don’t have any dark circles to begin with so I didn’t see any difference
-Overall: I still LIKE IT! I like the tingling sensation.

 

 

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ENERGIZING CREAM

-Too watery
-It’s not even a cream, it’s just water
-Has a weird scent
-I didn’t see any difference with my skin
-Overall: LEAVE IT!!

 

20160417_203100-1LIVING PROOF SATIN HAIR SERUM

-It’s a heavy serum so it’s thicker than regular hair oils
-Leaves the hair greasy
-Weighs down the hair down
-Overall: LEAVE IT! I was very disappointed with this product.

 

 

 

 

20160417_203225-1.jpgJACK BLACK LIP BALM
-Texture is almost like Vaseline
-Gave off a tingling sensation
-Soften the lips after the first few uses
-But afterwards, the more I used it the drier my lips got
-Overall: LEAVE IT! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20160417_203112-1CK ONE FOUNDATION – SAND (deluxe sample)

-Easy to blend
-Buildable
-Light to medium coverage
-Starts breaking apart after a few hours, especially if you have oily skin
-Overall: LEAVE IT!! Not worth it, I was expecting the foundation to perform a lot better for a high end brand.

 

 

 

NYX FINISHING POWDER

-Finely milled
-Goes on smooth
-Smooth out the skin
-Easy to blend
-Light on the skin, doesn’t feel cakey at all
-Can give a white cast if you use a lot
-Overall: LOVE IT! It’s a great finishing/setting powder. It’s even better than the Rimmel Stay Matte setting powder.
-It’s a good Dupe for Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder

TARTE LIGHTS, CAMERA, LASHES PRECISION LONGWEAR LINER

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-Sponge tip applicator (not a big fan of)
-Tugs on the eyelid
-Not the darkest black liner out there
-Semi buildable, Stops building up after the 3 swipes
-Lasts all day
-Dries out too fast!! Lasts around 1 month to 1 1/2 months
-Overall: LEAVE IT!! The short life span of this liner just kills it for me. All of my other liquid liners last around 3-6 months with continuous use.

 

April was full of disappointing products but hopefully May will have better products.

 

 

 

Review: Freeman Pomegranate Peel Off Mask

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-Costs around $2-$5
-Contains 6 Fl. Oz
-Has a nice scent
-Has a thick and goopy texture
-Comes out semi clear with a lilac tint
– Only needs a thin layer, other wise it’ll take a while to dry
-The residual can be hard and a pain to wash off especially if you have a lot of peach fuzz/baby hairs
-Peel off mask, making quicker to take off

Overall: It does leave my skin feeling softer and it’s cheap for the amount you’re getting. But personally I don’t like how thick and goopy it is. But that’s just my personal preference. If you don’t mind that then you should give this mask a try.

Worth The Hype?: Morphe 12S Palette

Swatches:
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-Smooth
-Almost has a cream-like texture
-Pigmented
-Easy to blend
-Buildable
-A little crumbly
-Some Fall out (make sure to tap off your brush)
-Best with a good sticky eyeshadow base or a wet brush
-Will crease without primer
-Great for day or night
– Longevity: Good 8+ hours with primer

WORTH THE HYPE?

I can see why people are in love with this palette. The quality is great for the price you are paying. It’s only $14 compared to the Loreal La Palettes ($20). It’s not powdery or chalky like drugstore shadows. So in the end is it worth the hype?? Somewhat. If you’re ever in the area (Burbank, California) or happens to be buying a bunch of products from Morphe then yeah go ahead and grab this palette. But not worth going out of your way for. Also if you have a lot of palettes already then it’s not a must have.

Hit or Miss: L.A. Colors I Heart Makeup Contour Palette

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Costing around $8-$12 depending where you go.

– Smooth
-A little powdery
-Glittery Highlight shade is a little crumbly
-Blendable, to the point where it’s VERY EASY to blend away
-Bad – Okay pigmentation (darker/contour & bronzer shades performed best)
-Doesn’t adhere to the skin well
-Cakey
-Emphasize dry patches
-Fades throughout the day

Overall: This palette was a complete miss! I can’t recommend anyone getting this contour palette. If you want a better and cheaper palette, go with the Wet n’ Wild Megaglo Contouring palette for only $5-$6! Or pay more and get the NYX Contour palette.

If you still want to get your hands on it, you can get it here:
http://unified-cosmetics.myshopify.com?rfsn=218596.16bba
Make sure to use the code UCGIVES20 for 20%off!

Just a quick side by side comparison of the LA Colors and Anastasia

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Anastasia
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LA Colors