Sunday, April 24, 2016

Maybelline Falsies Pushup Drama Mascara REVIEW

I know this Maybelline mascara came out a while back, but I have paused on mascara use for a while now so haven't gotten enough uses out of it to do a good review. Today, I wanted to write about the Maybelline Falsies Pushup Drama Mascara. I got it in black and waterproof. Since the summer is coming around again, I need a strong mascara that doesn't bleed or run in hotter weathers. I recently found this in my drawer and decided to give it a try. See below for my take.

The Falsies Pushup Drama (FPD) mascara has a tube that looks sort of telescopic. At first sight it looks dual ended- but it is your traditional one end mascara. The brush is very sparse and is a silicone like material rather than brushes. It deposits mascara quite heavily and easily coated mine. There were even times that I saw slight clumping of lashes due to this wet-ish application. Over time, however, it got better. This mascara lengthened, volumized, and held the curls of my lashes without any smudges for 12 hours.

Maybelline Falsies Pushup Drama Mascara, $8 CVS

Application/Texture: It was very easy to apply. No tugging or anything from the mascara. Once dried, it also didn't 'glue my lashes' together. I have had problems with mascara causing top and bottom lashes to stick together.
Scent: None
Staying power: 12 hours without smudging. Haven't tried putting them in water.
Overall: I love how this holds curls, volumizes, and lengthens my thin, straight lashes. I did notice that the cap was a little loose on my mascara, but I could have gotten a defective one. I got it for $8 so this was a nice waterproof mascara that did everything I needed!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Lancome My Parisian Blush in Corail de Ville REVIEW and swatches

Lancome's 2016 spring collection consist of two very pretty blushes, one of which I purchased and will review here. These blushes are "gel" to powder consistency. It allows for more natural application and better staying power.

Lancome My Parisian Blush in Corail de Ville, $39, Macy's, Nordstrom

Corail de Ville is a very pretty deep/burnt orange coral shade. It could be used very nicely as a contour color as well. It is "squishy" when you touch the blush, but it becomes a powder when you blend it out. 

Application/texture: Starting off as a gel texture, it quickly becomes a smooth powder when you spread the product onto your cheeks or back of your hand. It is very soft and does not dry your skin at all. It also blends quite nicely. I found applying with my fingers the easiest way to get product onto my face.
Staying power: 8-9 hours.
Scent: None detected.
Overall: I really like this blush. The gel-ish feeling upon touch is very refreshing as you spread onto your cheeks. It quickly becomes a powder and creates a very natural application. It also blends well and has a long staying power without being drying. I like using this shade to contour as well. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Dior Addict Lip Glow in Lilac 006 REVIEW and swatches

Another Dior lip product that I find myself using a lot lately is the Addict Lip Glow in Lilac 006. This is more of your traditional lip balm in a twist up tube. This product is moisturizing and is supposed to give a tint, but I didn't find it on my pigmented lips. See below for swatches and review.

Dior Addict Lip Glow in Lilac 006, $33, Sephora

Lilac has a more purple hint rather than the other two permanent shades of pink and coral. I found that the color didn't really show up on my pigmented lips, but did give me a moisture that lip balms tend to. It comes in a twist up tube that is on the bulkier side, but looks very cute and sturdy. 

Besides being in a very pretty tube, there really isn't anything else special I found with this product compared to other lip balms in drug stores. 

Application/Texture: Similar to other lipbalms, it glides on very smoothly and feels soft on the lips. 
Staying power: This lasts about 2 hours.
Scent: none detected.
Overall: Although I really like the design of the tube, I feel there are other better Dior lip products out there that are both more moisturizing and pigmented. For the price, I would probably not repurchase this item, however, if given as a gift I would definitely treasure it and use it. Another Dior product that I would suggest splurging on instead would be the Rouge Brilliant Lipgloss.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipgloss in Bonheur 468 REVIEW and swatches

The wonderful lipgloss by the name of Bonheur is part of the Rouge Brilliant lipglosses that Dior offers. This lipgloss not only hydrates, but also provide a nice hint of color for your lips. I purchased this product a month back and found it very luxurious to use. With three lip oils, this liquid balm also comes in many different colors for everyone's tastes. I tend to like the pink/nude shades so of course I am here to review Bonheur 468!

Dior Rouge Brilliant Bonheur 468, $35, Sephora

Bonheur is a pinky nude shade with a hint of light sheen. The fine glitter particles you see in the tube does not translate over to the lips, which is a relief for me since I hate glitter migrations. It is extremely moisturizing and I find myself not needing to re-apply even well after the gloss is gone. Despite being so moisturizing, it does not feel sticky nor does it fill into your lip lines.

I noticed the doe foot applicator for this gloss comes with a hidden pocket for more gloss per application (see photo above). This helps to avoid needing to re-dip into the container per application.

Application/Texture: The doe foot applicator has a hidden pocket that carries more product than your traditional wands. This pocket allows more gloss to be picked up and easily spread over your lips. It glides perfectly and feels like a traditional lip balm.
Scent: none detected.
Staying power: It lasted 3 hours on me, but the moisture lasted hours beyond that.
Overall: I really enjoy Bonheur and really like the moisture it provides. The sleek tube is very pretty and nice to carry in your purse. If you are looking for a colored lip balm to splurge on, this would definitely be one of my top recommendations!