Oh do I have a review for you guys. This is one of these product reviews that excite me, because the product is exactly what I wanted it to be. The new PUR Eye Polishes caught my eye immediately, and I was not disappointed. Let's go through the run down of what we are dealing with here ...
6 metallic shades that come in the ever so popular `netting`packaging, each sold with their own silicone applicator. These products retail for just over $30.00 CAD, and can be used in a few different ways depending on the effect you want to achieve.
These polishes can be worn alone as a highly saturated color, used as a primer, or used as a top coat to add a little glitz and glam to your eye look. Upon first application I knew immediately that I prefer my fingers over the silicone brush that comes with the product. I find the silicone makes for a more patchy application, and using my fingers was so much faster.
Below I am going to post two separate photos of the swatches. The first is in regular daylight, and the second is what these shadows look like when a light hits them. Get ready to be wowed!
(From Bottom to Top: Cashmere, Satin, Silk, Velvet, Suede and Caviar.)The light takes these polishes to the next level. I am mesmerized by them everytime I swatch them! When I was testing these shadows, I wore a few different shades on different days. One of my favourite ways to wear these is to apply a light shade like Satin all over the lid, with some black liquid liner and lots of mascara. On the other hand, I recently had a holiday party to attend, and I went all out. Full fledge application of Caviar, all over the lid with a winged liner and lots of coats of mascara. I did not use a primer with this, because I knew it was going to be one of those dragging yourself home at 3AM nights. When the party started I was checking about every half hour waiting for it to crease. At some point in the night, I just stopped checking because the polish was staying rock solid on my lid. It wasn't until I got home around 3:30AM after many cocktails and lots of dancing with friends that I saw one or two extremely small creases. I could not have been more impressed with the wear time, and I was getting compliments on my eyes all night long. (You always know you`re doing something right when people tell you to stop and close your eyes so they can look!)
Satin has become my absolute go to for day to day wear, but I cannot wait to wear Velvet at some point. The texture of thee shadows is definitely fluid, and I recommend shaking the jar up well before use. They are not messy due to the net packaging that we are starting to see everywhere, and the only real advice I have is to use your fingers and not the silicone applicator to put them on. Those silicone applicators are fantastic for applying glitter to the eyes however, so don't throw it out!
These shadows get a total thumbs up from me, and they are making a wonderful addition to my makeup collection. Perfect for the Holiday Season, and the only thing can hope for is an extension in their color line!
PUR (I guess they have changed their name from Pur Minerals to just PUR) Has really been stepping up their game lately. I got a few of their products lately, and I have been happy with all of them!
I will try my best to get a haul video up for you guys at some point ... it has been a crazy month, and I haven't had the opportunity to sit down and film yet!
A few weeks ago, I picked up the Sephora Favorites Lash Stash kit. I had this giant glamorous idea of reviewing all of these for you guys, and quickly realized it will take me some time to get through all of them. So, let's think of this as an "advent" calendar of sorts. Every month or so I will keep you updated on the new mascaras, with the exception of the Roller Lash mascara by Benefit. I have already used a full tube of that and I know I love it! The first one that intrigued me the most from the kit, was the new NARS Audacious Mascara. As with all of the reviews coming your way, lets start with the product claims from the Sephora website.
What it is:
A buildable, all-in-one mascara with an exclusive, lash-catching brush that separates, lengthens, and amplifies.
What it does:
Designed with over 200 molded bristles and lengthening hooks, NARS’ lash-catching brush evenly grips and coats lashes from roots to tips. It simultaneously separates, lengthens, and amplifies, while the tapered tip finishes off the inner and outermost lashes and enhance the lower lashes. An extraordinary balance of suppleness and staying power, the uniquely fluid, first-to-market formula creates incredible volume and definition that is lightweight and long-wearing.
I will agree with a few things, but there are some definite misses for me with this product. My lashes feel very lightweight when I wear it, and smudging or flaking was not a problem. As a contact lens wearer, and someone who generally touches her eyes very frequently, this was huge. The biggest issue that I ran into with this mascara was the brush. I feel like the bristles are not packed closely enough together, and always ends up making me look like I have six spider leg lashes, not hundreds of fluttery ones. Almost every time that I applied this mascara, I had to go in with a metal lash comb to separate. (Which always ends up with mascara all over my lids, and destroying any eye shadow that I have on.) I learned some tricks the more I used it, one being to just blink on the mascara wand and never EVER wiggle the wand. Wiggling the wand will just result in way too much product being deposited, and your lashes looking something similar to a crumpled spider decoration leftover from Halloween.
I am not blaming the formula at all in this case, as it truly did not move throughout the day, and my lashes felt great. It was just the design of the brush that did not work for me. Further cementing my preference for natural bristled brushes, over plastic.
I am moving on to the next mascara in the kit, which is the Marc Jacobs. Wish me luck on this one, and as always I will keep you guys updated.
Hey Everyone! I am writing this on an actual computer which is a huge difference for me, as 99% of my blogging is done on my Iphone. Weebly has recently changed the app, and I have decided to stop trying, for fear of smashing my phone into the concrete in frustration. Everything is fine for about ten seconds, until my entire post switches to the previous post that I had written. (In this case, the Lancôme lipstick post!) Alas, the show must go on, so we will see how this goes! Sometimes I wonder if I should switch to Instagram only reviews .... Short and Sweet! Any feedback on that!?
Recently I picked up some items at Sephora, one being the newest member to the Glam Glow family Pout Mud. This two step "fizzy lip exfoliating" treatment promises to buff away dead skin, and leave your lips feeling smooth, supple and hydrated. After purchasing on a total whim (for $49.00 CAD - even though the sign said it was $32) I quickly read reviews and really got nothing but great feedback. I used the product for the first time, and thought the lip scrub to be a little too messy. Lots of wasted product, and I feel like you would go through it very quickly. It feels very refreshing, and has a strong mint essence to it (which I didn't mind at all). When you put water on the lips to rinse the product off, you feel a slight "fizzing" sensation, one that I was expecting to be more thrilling. After the product is completely rinsed off, you apply the second step, a hydrating balm, and you're all set. The balm also has a minty smell/feel to it, and its a bit oilier than I would have liked. To be honest, my lips get so dry in the colder months, that things like texture, taste and smell mean nothing to me. It could smell like gasoline and feel like hot candle wax on my lips. If it was efficient, I would use it.
This product just hasn't given me the results that I wanted. If anything, my lips are even more dried out, and definitely more flaky. Taking a few minutes out of my day to get a hot facecloth to buff away dead skin on my lips and apply a thick balm has become a routine. And whether its related or not, I now have a small blister on my bottom lip. The product says to use the exfoliator 2-3 times a week, and the balm as often as desired.
For a $49.00 price tag, I was hoping to be wowed and have my dry lips gone forever. This will be going back to Sephora tomorrow, as the VIB Rouge closed sale is from 7-9 (In Halifax Shopping Centre, don't miss it!) I am back in the same boat as before, with dry chapped lips. I recently tried a sample of Fresh lip serum, and I think I liked that ... And I already know the BITE Agave lip mask does absolutely nothing for me. Someone HELP!
Lastly, I apologize for the awkward photos ... Its really hard to photograph two super reflective balls without getting myself in the picture! I didn't think you guys would want to see me in my fuzzy robe ..
Some blog posts might seem ridiculous. This is a safe environment for Beauty Junkies! If you bought something just because of the packaging, or you find yourself procrastinating by swatching, this is the place for you.