First impression? WOW. Honestly, I was speechless. The foundation gave me that skin like look and the coverage was incredible! It’s hard to believe that such light weight product can have that much coverage. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around this. Full coverage with a natural finish.. WHAT?!. Listen, I have tried so many and I mean soooo many high end foundations that promise a full coverage with a natural finish and they did not deliver, making me feel frustrated and disappointed after a few hours of wearing foundation on my skin. I am telling you that this $10.99 foundation preformed better than a lot of luxury foundations I have tried! If you watch part 3 you will know that at the end of the day my t-zone did look oily but I also did not use a primer or a setting spray that day. I like testing new foundations without anything else. Without adding “extra help” because I believe that a foundation should preform well on it’s own. Now, I do want to try this foundation again with the mattifying primer underneath (specifically on my forehead and nose) so that I can see if it will make a huge difference and I think it will. If you have dry skin you will LOVE this foundation. Although it promises a matte finish it is not drying and it won’t make your skin look dull.
Catrice Cosmetics- Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer 032 Nude Beige $5.99
Oh gosh. Please if you try this concealer know that it sets incredibly fast! I recommend that you blend the product as soon as you apply the concealer to the under eye area and same goes for spot concealing. This concealer promises to give you optimal coverage without drying the skin. The skin under my eyes has always needed extra hydration. I always make sure to prep the skin by applying a great eye cream before makeup. I really liked the finish of this concealer and I was glad that it did not make me look older! A lot of full coverage concealers make me look 10 years older. It did great at covering my dark circles but I made sure to not apply a lot of product since I wasn’t sure how well it would preform. I had to go visit family right after so I didn’t want to risk having a lot of creasing under my eyes. The only thing I would change is the shade I picked. I did not do great at choosing the correct shade for the foundation either! I can’t be the only one hat has a hard time purchasing the right shade by just looking at online pictures. Would I recommend this concealer? Yes. If you have oily skin this will be a good concealer to try too because it’s waterproof! Yes girl, waterproof! It does last for many hours.
I love that I can customize a lash look with these flirty Wispies Clusters! Individual lashes are so much easier to apply than strip lashes but these clusters made the whole process so quick! I highly recommend these. I already went online and got 2 more boxes. Wether you are a new Makeup Artist starting to put together a kit and have a tight budget or if you are just a beauty addict who wants good affordable false lashes.. get these!!! You won’t regret it. I love that you can create a natural look with these lashes and apply a few clusters at the end of your lash line for a soft eye lift effect or go for a more dramatic look by applying one on top of each other for a true customized lash look that will give your eyes that pop!
Catrice- Blush Box 040 Berry $5.99
The color of this blush reminded me of my Laura Mercier and Estee Lauder blushes. But the question was: Will it preform as well as my high end blushes?! This powder blush looks beautiful on the skin. It did not go on patchy which is already a win. But I was curious wether it would fade after a couple of hours like most blushes out there or if it would really last all day! This waterproof, sweat resistant blush passed the test. After 7 hours the blush color was still there. Yes, it had faded a little (watch part 3 on IGTV) but the same thing happens with my Laura Mercier and Estee Lauder blushes. I want to get the other 4 shades now.
Better than many expensive highlighters! That’s probably all I need to say but for those of you who love long product reviews I’ll share more information haha. You get the most exciting, powerful, instant glow with just a light application. Pigmentation is 1000%. The formula is so creamy, rich, buttery and delicious! Delicious??? haha yes. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. “Warm Embrace” will look beautiful on your skin if you have a tan or if you have medium to dark skin tone. They only have 3 shades available and I want them all now. Right now.
L.A. Girl- Ultimate Lip Intense Auto Liner Im Keep It Spicy $4.99
I have bought this lip pencil 3 times now. It’s good. It’s really good. I love the cream and easy application. It’s not the most long lasting lip liner pencil there is but it does last a while and the shade “Keep It Spicy” it’s a classic. Love the matte finish and that it is smudge proof. You can’t beat the price! This is worth more than $4.99. Trust me.
Essence- Insta-Care Lipstick 01 Sandy Sunrise $3.49Who else loves a buttery soft lipstick?! This lipstick made my lips feel so moisturized and soft even after it wore off. “Sandy Sunrise” is such a beautiful warm nude shade. Pair this with the lip pencil I mentioned above and you will now have expensive looking lips for an affordable price! I received my compliments that day on this lip combo. I have never been so happy with a $3.49 purchase before. It’s not transfer proof and it’s not a long lasting lipstick. But if you are looking for something that is soothing and really comfortable on your lips this is a good lipstick to try.