2.19.2015

Jordana Easyliner For Eyes and Fabubrow Eyebrow Pencil: New for 2015 Swatches and Review

*Press Sample*

Jordana is adding 3 new liner shades to their Easyliner For Eyes range. 

Top to bottom: Tantalizing Teal, Blackest Blue, and Khaki.



These come in twist up pen form which is always convenient. 


Blackest Blue, Tantalizing Teal, and Khaki. This may be just me, but I feel like the Khaki shade would be good for contouring the nose because of the small liner tip and cool gray toned color. I need to try that soon!


These are decent liners but not my absolute favorite. They glide on pretty smoothly and  are good for beginners because they don't set quickly which leaves room to fix errors. But because of this the lasting power isn't amazing. I do get transfer on my upper lid throughout the day which I don't like. I like the new shade choices but I wish the formula was just a bit more long-lasting.

These are $2.50 at Jordana.com.

Jordana has also expanded their Fabubrow line with 3 new shades. Each pencil comes with a mini brow comb. I still prefer a spoolie and angled brush for blending but in a pinch this does ok. I like that these shades aren't as red toned as the existing shades in this line.


L-R: Midnight Brown, Soft Brown and Light Taupe


These do a decent job of filling in brows. I do wish the pencil was more waxy though. Still a great budget friendly option at $2.99!

Is anyone planning to pick these new shades up?




*Product sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.



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2.18.2015

Jordana Color Tint Blush Sticks Swatches and Review

*Press Sample*

Jordana has some exciting new releases for 2015 and I'm going to be sharing them with you here on the blog over the next little bit!

I love cream blushes. They are super flattering and natural. Even though I have oily skin, I can usually wear cream blushes without issue. Jordana is adding to their Color Tint Blush stick line with 6 new shades. They are all very wearable despite how bright some look.


The sticks fit in the palm of my hand and are very travel friendly. They come in little twist up tubes with a clear lid. You can apply these directly to your face and blend with your finger or a brush, or you can pick the product up straight from the tube with a brush for a little more control. That is my preferred method.


Unblended swatches L-R: Rouge Romance, Hot Hot Hot, Baby Pink, Peach Nectar, Sunkissed, and Golden Sheen


These are slightly blended out but you can sheer them out even more with more blending.


I really love all of these shades and think they are very wearable for everyday. I will definitely be reaching for them regularly. My favorites are Baby Pink and Peach Nectar.

Below, I am wearing Sunkissed.


And here I am wearing Peach Nectar.


As you can see these can be sheered out to a nice subtle look or you can do less blending to get a brighter flush.

I would definitely recommend picking these up, especially if you are new to cream blushes. Or have a cream blush obsession the way I do. ;) Best part is that they are only $2.99! I love the shade selection and formula of these as well.





*Product sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
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2.13.2015

Milani Rose Powder Blush Swatches and Review

*Press Sample*

How perfect are these blushes for a last minute Valentine's gift?! If you missed out on these last year as part of the limited edition collection, they are back permanently!


These blushes are all very pigmented and super smooth. I can see them working for most skin tones because of this. I am on the lighter side and have to use a light hand or else things can go overboard pretty quick! I find that using my ELF Small Stippling brush is perfect for layering on the product. An added bonus is that the lovely rose design isn't going to disappear after a few uses. It's very much a part of the overall blush.

I love that these are matte because that plays well with my super oily skin type. These blushes last quite a while on me too.

A quick look at the shades:

Romantic Rose


Tea Rose


Coral Cove



I think my favorite is Coral Cove. It provides a bright (but not too bright if you use a light hand), healthy flush to my skin.

These are pretty much perfect blushes in terms of quality, pigmentation, wear time and price ($7.99). I would love to see more shades of these from Milani!

*Product sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.

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2.12.2015

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine Collection Swatches and Review

Almost through Milani's new releases for 2015!

Unfortunately, I wasn't a huge fan of the Fierce Foil Eyeshines. I reallly wanted to make these work and I couldn't make it happen. I am confused because I have seen a few positive reviews among mostly negative ones. So you never know, they might work for you!

These are supposed to give a multidimensional shine to lids. The press release says they are meant to last 2-6 hours. These eyeshines have a very creamy texture. Unlike anything I have experienced before. When I put my finger in the pan to pick up product, it mostly scoots around instead of picking up a substantial amount. The little rubber tipped applicator didn't do much for me either. The way that worked best was to get a little chunk on my finger to get decent coverage. 

For how much of a let down these were for me, they sure look pretty in the packaging!

Milan and Florence

These are the neutrals of the collection and they performed better than the brights. I think Florence is the better of the two.


Florence


Milan


Rome and Venice

My main issue with these is that they don't blend well. You could get away with layering a little over some coordinating shadow but I would keep it below the crease to prevent it from settling in it. These don't seem to ever set so they scoot around quite easily on the lid all day.


Venice


Rome


 I was hoping these would have a "wow" pigmentation factor to them. They aren't very practical for daily use but for a night out if you use them just right it could make a statement. I hate to give a negative review to a Milani product because most of them are spot on amazing.

Let me know if you have tried these Fierce Foil Eyeshines and what you think of them!

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Milani Color Statement Lipsticks and Lipliners New for 2015

Press Sample

Milani has a few more lip items to add to it's core line this year!

First, are a couple more lipsticks to the Color Statement line. I love both these colors, but then again I don't stray away from many lipstick shades! ;) Catwalk Pink is a bright Barbie pink and Power Pink is a medium berry-leaning pink shade. The finish is pretty shiny and the lasting power is better for Power Pink than Catwalk Pink.




The other additions are two Color Statement lipliner shades. Pretty Pink and Bordeaux. Pretty Pink could stand to be more pigmented but it still adds a bit of sharpness to the overall lip look.



These are nice additions to the Milani line and I would recommend these if you are looking for a new lipstick or lip liner options.


*Product sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
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2.07.2015

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner and Supreme Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Reviews

*Press Sample*


I've got a few more Milani goodies for you today! I'm keeping it focused on the eyes with the Fierce Foil Eyeliners and Supreme Kohl Kajal Eyeliners in this post.

I've seen mixed reviews on these Fierce Foil liners. They are quite the enigma to me! There are 4 colors to choose from: Black Foil, Brown Foil, Purple Foil and Navy Foil. They come in little pots with screw off lids with Milani's signature metallic gold packaging. Each liner comes with a small brush.

At first touch, they are a dry texture that needs to be rubbed around to pick up a decent amount of product. The formula goes from cream to powder once applied and blended a bit. For the fact that these have a cream to powder finish, they are incredibly easy to apply. Super smooth and silky, and almost effortless. I used the included brush to make a winged look and it was super easy to achieve. 

Also, for how smoothly these applied, I thought for sure the lasting power wouldn't be great but my winged liner stayed put all day! Another suggested use for these is as an eyeshadow base, like for a smokey eye. I tried it that way and had terrible results with almost immediate creasing, so I wouldn't recommend them used that way.


The thing about these that confused me: from looking in the pan and even my swatches below these seem pretty bold and pigmented. But once on my lid, they sheer out quite a bit. I had to run my brush over the line a few times to build up the color and even then was wishing for a more obvious, bold foiled effect. That said, because of the ability to sheer these out, they are very wearable and look more subtle compared to a plain black cream liner. 


An eye look I did using Black Foil.



While I don't see any of these becoming a daily staple, I will certainly be using them every now and then.

The Supreme Kohl Kajal Eyeliner is your typical basic black eyeliner. This one is pretty creamy  and applied smoothly but compared to a gel or cream liner not as densely opaque in one swipe. It's a nice liner that works for the waterline ok and for on the lid as well. It claims to be waterproof also but I haven't tested that aspect. I can't say I'm wowed by it but it get's the job done and I'll be reaching for it regularly. 





Both of these products are available at CVS.
 Have any of you tried the Fierce Foil or Supreme Kajal Eyeliners yet?



*Products sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.


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2.06.2015

Zoya Delight Collection Swatches and Review



 *Press sample*

Zoya's newest collection so perfectly screams spring, I'm almost ready to ditch my much loved leggings and boots combo in favor of light cardigans and flats. ;)

There are 3 cremes and 3 shimmers in this collection and they are all so pretty.

Lillian is a powdery pastel blue. This is 3 thin coats. Application was pretty easy for a pastel formula and it self leveled nicely.


Tiana is a perfect mint shade. 3 coats. Again, I was impressed with this formula considering this is a super light  pastel.


The last creme is Eden. This is that perfect bright medium pink. 2 coats.


Onto the shimmers! These next three have an amazing blue/green iridescent shimmer in them.

Leslie is a pastel lavender with shimmer. 3 coats. The shimmer is subtle but still pretty noticeable. 


Daisy is a cute light yellow. This is 3 coats. I don't normally like yellows on me but this one I can get on board with!


And finally, Rayne.  To me, this was the most shimmery of the 3. It's got a nice glow to it!



What more can I say? I love this collection. These kind of colors just speak to me....I definitely see myself reaching for these on the regular this spring!

You can find the Delight collection now at Zoya.com for $9/bottle.

Which ones are you guys loving?


*Polish sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.

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