Friday, March 31, 2017

Too Faced is Two Faced

One of my favorite brands has deceived me with their Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss. I confess, Too Faced, it is sweet and it is creamy, but it wears off all too quickly. Sure, it's shiny and moisturizing, but it only lasts for about 10 minutes. It's thin and gives barely any pigment, becoming just another gloss in my repertoire. The only thing saving this gloss is the fragrance--it's light, peachy, sweet, summery and definitely romancing. The tube of gloss itself is super cute, featuring a button sticker of a smiling, animated peach on the applicator's handle. But overall, better luck next time, Too Faced.
I give it 2 kisses--one for the scent, one for the sticker.
Available on www.sephora.com for $19.00.

Monday, March 27, 2017

MAC's Even Coverage Brushes Save Even the Lowest Quality Pigments

MAC never fails to disappoint me, but they more than excited me when I found the MAC 282SE Duo Fibre Shader Brush or as I like to call it, God's eye shadow brush. It's short, stout and thick, perfect for even coverage across my eyelid. It's a medium sized, paddle brush, according to their website, and allows for opaque or light coverage, all determined by the amount of pigment you put on the brush and the pressure of your hand. For my daily looks--one simple, glittery shade across my lid--this brush is perfect. And MAC even offers a Rihanna edition that's pink with a rose gold ferrule, opposed to their normal clear and sparkly brush from the Glitter and Ice collection.
I give it 5 kisses.

It's available on www.allcosmeticswholesale.com for $18.99.

Friday, March 24, 2017

A Winter Must Have

Revlon saves my hands and ChapStick saves my lips during the frosty season. ChapStick Total Hydration lip care gives you thorough moisture without the thick, smelly lip balm the brand is known for. Instead your lips are greeted with the warm scent of fresh citrus, soothing vanilla or honey blossom, and a smooth, light feeling. ChapStick strayed from their original design of the lip balm tube as this product has a similar to design to a lipstick, rather than chapstick. And it's a little pricey for chapstick, but it's worth it. The stick will last you the whole season, as long as you can keep track of it. I keep mine in my pocket, and I have to admit, I'm a little addicted to it.
I give it 4 kisses.

Available on www.shopchaptsitck.com for $3.99.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Revlon Revamps Your Cuticles

My nails and cuticles hardly survive winter. They always end up torn and chapped, but thankfully, Revlon's 1/2 Jaw Cuticle Nipper helps me look more presentable. Traditional cuticle trimmers have never worked for me. I always end up ripping my cuticles further making my skin rougher, drier and uglier, but Revlon's Cuticle Nipper is so easy to use. It's saved my hands this winter. It grabs the cuticle and cuts a clean, easy-to-view line. No accidentally cutting your skin back too much and bleeding. Just be careful because it is sharp. But my nails look like I've just walked out of a salon when I'm finished and the tool's tension points fold under, making it easy for travel. You can stick it in your purse and not worry about it scratching or nicking your phone screen, classes or compacts.
I give it 4 kisses.

Www.ulta.com lists the Cuticle Nipper for $18.99.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Kylie Lip Kit: Quality or Gimmick?

The very controversial Kylie Lip Kit, produced by Kylie Jenner of the very controversial Kardashian clan, has been rumored to be a cheap product priced at an expensive markup simply because of the celebrity attachment. While there’s no denying the facts—Jenner’s product uses a lot of the same ingredients as ColourPop, which offers $6 equivalents to Jenner’s glosses—I’ll go ahead and argue the Lip Kit is still a good buy. Sure, you can definitely find less expensive versions, but the colors are still vibrant and the applicators have come a long way since the trial period. Paying roughly $15 for the gloss and $14 for the lip liner, adding up to the $29 value, isn’t an extreme expense when it comes to our favorite makeups, especially when it provides lasting coverage—I didn’t even have to reapply after eating and the gloss smells like root beer, bringing me back to my 7-year-old, lipsmacker days. However, the liner is hard to sharpen, more than a layer or two of the gloss makes your lips cakey and dry, and they’re both often hard to get off so I’ll dock the Lip Kit a kiss.
4 kisses for Kylie.

Listed on www.kyliecosmetics.com for $29.00.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Your Skin will Love Shiseido

If there’s one skin care regime I swear by it’s to always, always, always take off your makeup before bed and Shiseido’s Instant Eye and Lip Makeup Remover is there to help me do it. This makeup remover can take everything and anything off your skin, from Kylie’s permanent Lip Kits to Mac’s impenetrable eye liners. You’ll be able to see you again when you look in the mirror. With no oily residue (and no sting or burn from the product in your eyes!), you won’t have to wash your face 5 times for it to feel clean, you’ll just need a swipe of Shiseido’s makeup remover.
I give it 5 kisses.

Available on www.sephora.com for $27.00.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Thank the Higher Power for L’Occitane en Provence

Ideal for sensitive skim, L’Occitane en Provence’s Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream provides moisturizing in an instant. After just two minutes of letting my skin absorb the lotion, my skin felt both softer and smoother—avoiding any greasy or oily residue, which can lead to breakouts or rashes. I’m always hesitant with new creams and moisturizers because I have a history of skin irritations and reactions, but L’Occitane is made for sensitive skin types. To match its hydrating feel, its fragrance is refreshing and light, never overbearing. This moisturizer will be my saving grace for my skins’ survival this winter.
L’Occitane’s Light Comforting Cream receives 4 kisses!

Listed for $28.00 on http://usa.loccitane.com.