Urban Decay Revolution Lipgloss 

Urban Decay is an awesome brand. They have quality products for reasonable prices, and everything has such great pigmentation. However, they have a tendency to scrap great products and introduce new things in their place, which makes it hard to get attached. Still, that also means that sometimes you can get great deals on their products! Right now, you can get the Urban Decay Revolution Lipgloss from Sephora for only $11.

I went with the shade Scandal (seen above) which is a really dramatic pink. I think it’s really fun and gorgeous. The texture of the gloss is only a little sticky, which I think is a victory for any lipgloss. I will admit that it doesn’t last as long as I’d like it to, and I do find myself having to reapply every few hours. Still, the pigmentation and texture are great, and I’m sad that they’re getting rid of these. Hopefully, something just as awesome will replace them. In the meantime, don’t delay! Get these for half-price before Sephora sells out and they’re gone forever!

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Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder – Iridescent 

I have become so obsessed with shimmery highlighters. I used to be terrified of highlighters because I thought they’d make me look oily, but watching so many YouTube beauty tutorials have made me much braver about trying things, and this is one trend that I have grown to absolutely love! Recently, I splurged a little bit and finally bought the coveted Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Iridescent. This product can be purchased from Sephora for $38 and it is worth every single penny.

The texture of this powder is so amazing. It is silky and light. The shimmer itself is also very buildable, so you can layer as much or as little as you’d like. This shade in particular seems so versatile. It’s perfect for my pale skin, but I’ve seen many skin shades and tones pull this off. It’s just a glorious highlighter!

I apply my highlighter with a fan brush. This allows for a lighter touch, which is what I prefer because I would like to build it in layers instead of getting too much on at once. However, I will note that this powder is very light, so I have applied it with a blush brush a few times and it worked just as well that way.

Many of the products that I try and review end up shoved in a drawer somewhere before they either go bad or get given away to a friend. However, this is one product that I fully intend to use until every last speck is completely gone. I can’t say enough good things about this product! I’d heard so many great things about the Hourglass highlighters, but I had always assumed they were overhyped and not worth the price. I was wrong. They are worth more than the price! These can compete with any luxury brand on the market, and I’m so glad I gave them a try.

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Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover 

I love dramatic eye makeup, but sometimes it is just a pain to remove it at the end of the day. Recently, I was able to try the Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover which can be purchased from Sephora for $11.

I use little cotton pads to apply this, and I’ve been pleased by how easily it removes my eye makeup. Even really stubborn mascara and black eyeliner is vanquished with this product. It doesn’t take much rubbing to get everything off, which is ideal. You definitely don’t want to rub your eyes unnecessarily because it can cause premature wrinkles and you run the risk of pulling out precious eyelashes.

My eyes can be kind of sensitive, especially during the summer with seasonal allergies. Still, this product has not caused me any irritation. It’s been very gentle but effective. I would definitely recommend trying it if you’re in the market for a strong eye makeup remover. I will admit, however, that I do typically prefer makeup removers that I can use on my whole face and not just my eyes, such as the delightful Clinique Take the Day Off Balm.

What’s your favorite eye makeup remover? Do you stick to the drugstore ones, or do you find that the high end ones are worth it? Please, let me know in the comments section.

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Roloxin Lift Masque 

I recently received a sample of a really iconic face mask, and I couldn’t wait to try it. It was the Roloxin Lift Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Mask from Dermarche Labs. You can get five single-use masks from Sephora for $45. I’ve seen other beauty bloggers rave about this one, so I was so excited to try it. However, I do have one disclaimer: I’m only 25 and more concerned with acne than wrinkles at this point, so I’m not actually the target demographic for this mask.

This was one of the most interesting mask experiences that I’ve ever had. First, the texture was weird but in a good way. It’s a very light gel-like consistency that dries down to a powder on your face. It also deliberately leaves a filmy residue on your face that is supposed to make skin look awesome, smooth, and wrinkle-free for about 24 hours.

I can definitely see why people use these on the days that they have special occasions. The mask did exactly what it said it was supposed to do. It created this super smooth barrier on top of my skin. My skin is not yet wrinkly or saggy, but it still felt way tighter after this mask. I had hoped that it would fill up my acne scars, and unfortunately it didn’t quite, but it still gave me mostly baby soft skin. After using this mask, it was so easy to put on my makeup. I would say that the effects even lasted closer to 48 hours than 24 because my skin looked super smooth the next day as well.

These masks are not cheap compared to other face masks, but they are really cheap compared to a face lift or botox. I definitely think you should give it a try if you have a special event coming up. I’m glad I have a second one on standby because my best friend is getting married soon and this is going to make my makeup look amazing that day!

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Klorane Dry Shampoo with Goat Milk

I think dry shampoo is an amazing invention, and I love trying them. My hair can get a little bit oily if I don’t wash it every day, so I’m always looking for a way to have great second day hair that doesn’t involve a headband or scrunchie. Recently, I tried the Klorane Dry Shampoo with Goat Milk which can be purchased for $20 from Sephora.

Unfortunately, this dry shampoo did not work for me, but it did have some positive features. First, it smelled amazing. Also, I have very dark brown hair, but it did not leave any white residue behind, which I really appreciated. (This is so rare for dry shampoos!) Still, I just didn’t see any oil being absorbed. My hair looked shinier after I used this and it smelled nice and fresh, but my roots still looked just as oily as before. It claims to add some volume, and I did notice this a bit, but my main concern when using a dry shampoo is that I want it to remove all oiliness, and this one just didn’t.

I would definitely recommend this one to people who have thin, dry hair and no oily roots. This would probably help you to have nice second day hair with some added volume and texture. But I definitely don’t recommend it for anyone trying to reduce oil on their scalp. For that, I would recommend Tresemme Fresh Start, which is still the best dry shampoo I’ve ever used (and it’s significantly cheaper than anything from Sephora or a salon).

Do you have a dry shampoo that you absolutely love? Let me know in the comments section so I can try it out!

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Wings Cosmetics Eyeliner Stamps 

Disclaimer: I received this product from the company in exchange for an honest review.

Winged eyeliner is difficult for a lot of people. It takes a lot of time and practice to perfect. So, I was really intrigued when I received these eye stamps that are supposed to allow you to easily create a winged eye look in seconds. Wings Cosmetics have created these innovative stamps to help you get an effortless winged look, and I was thrilled to be able to try them out.

You can buy this product from the Wings Cosmetics website, and each set retails for about $10-15. I received both the classic wing and the dramatic wing.

I tried using these stamps utilizing two different methods. First, I tried to cover the entire stamp with eyeliner in order to get the full lined look plus the winged eye. I found this method to be a bit messy and it didn’t work quite right. I then tried to just use the winged tip in the corner of my eye, and this was just easier and allowed me more control with the stamp. So, if you do decide to invest in this product, I would definitely recommend just using the winged part of the stamp.

I found that the dramatic stamp worked a bit better than the classic stamp. Since the classic stamp was smaller, it was hard to get it to line up with the edge of my eye. However, I didn’t have this problem with the dramatic wing. I did find that the point of the wing wasn’t as crisp as I liked with using the stamp alone, but it did provide a nice baseline to help me visualize and fill in the wing afterwards.

Overall, I think this is an interesting product, and I would encourage people who aren’t able to do winged eyeliner by hand to give the dramatic stamp a try. However, I’m pretty comfortable drawing on wings myself, so I didn’t find this to be any faster. These won’t be a permanent staple in my collection, but I think it’s something to consider for people who really need a guide for creating this look.

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Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water 

Micellar water is a miracle in skincare. It is super gentle on the skin, but it is able to cleanse the skin of makeup and other things. You can even use it on eye makeup. I recently tried the Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water.  This can be purchased from Sephora for $28 for 6.7 oz.

This product does smell amazing! It’s a bit fruity. I also love that it doesn’t leave a filmy residue on the skin like some micellar waters do. Overall, this is a great product. It effortlessly removed my makeup and left my skin feeling clean and refreshed. That being said, though, I’ve used micellar waters that worked just as well that were significantly cheaper. My favorite micellar water is from Simple.  You can pick it up from Target or similar stores and get a whopping 13.5 oz bottle for only $9. That’s a pretty significant difference since the products do the same things. Sure, the Caudalie one smells better, but I don’t think that makes up for the price difference.

How do you remove your makeup at night? Do you use a micellar water or some other product?

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Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding 

I am such a sucker for a face mask! There’s something so luxurious about them, and I love seeing instant skincare benefits. I feel like a broken record because I’m always saying this, but it’s just true. Recently, I was able to try the Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment. This product can be purchased from Sephora for $38.

Charcoal is great for acne-prone skin like mine, and I’ve definitely seen results with this product. It combines both black and white charcoal and ends up looking grey on the skin. I let it dry for about 30 minutes before washing it off. It washes off really easily, which is nice because so many masks are hard to remove. I’ve noticed that this definitely makes my skin look clearer the next day. It doesn’t make my acne completely disappear and I don’t think it shortens the duration of a breakout, but it does make my skin feel nice overall. I can see the rest of my skin look clearer and my skin as a whole feels smoother after using this product. It also doesn’t seem to dry me out. I’ve used this mask multiple days in a row and it hasn’t made my skin seem dry or damaged at all. I definitely plan on purchasing the full size version of this product when I’ve used this deluxe sample all up.

What are some of your favorite face masks?

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Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor – Swag 

Let me start this post by admitting that I absolutely loathe liquid lipsticks. I’ve tried so many of them over my lifetime, and I hate how they leave my lips so dry and cracked and flaking. The color almost never wears evenly and it is hard to reapply throughout the day. That being said, I was completely blown away when I tried the Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor. I received a deluxe sample of the shade “Swag” which is a nice neutral mauve. The full sized version of this product can be purchased from Sephora for $18.

This is definitely the least drying matte liquid lip color I think I’ve ever tried. It felt soft on my lips and had an almost velvety texture. It was, naturally, a little bit drying, but it was definitely more manageable than I expected. The nude mauve color was really pretty, and I was shocked at how evenly and easily this slid on my lips. It was a very natural-looking shade, which I think helped it appear to wear off evenly. I’m curious if a bolder shade would have appeared to wear off so easily since it would be more noticeable if it was not. Still, I was very impressed by this particular product, and I loved the shade.

I would absolutely recommend this product to someone who is looking for a matte long-wearing lip color. Will I purchase the full size of this product? Probably not. I still don’t like liquid lipsticks, but if I had to wear one, I would definitely choose this one.

Have you tried a brand of liquid lipsticks that didn’t dry out your lips too much? Please, let me know in the comments section!

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It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream 

I had been hearing so much about the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream, so I just had to get some for myself so I could review it and see what all the fuss is about! You can get the full-sized version of this product for $38 from Sephora, or you can get a travel sized version for $15.

Because this is a CC cream, you can expect it to have more coverage than a tinted moisturizer or BB cream and less coverage than a full-coverage foundation. I definitely found that this provided a solid medium-coverage, which was impressive. I bought the light shade, and it was almost too dark for me. It’s fine for the summer, but I would probably need the fair shade in the winter. Most products like this only come in three shades (light, medium, or dark), but this brand does carry 7 shades, which is awesome!

Now, you may wonder why it’s a CC+ cream instead of just a CC cream. This is because it provides some additional skincare benefits, mainly an anti-aging serum. I definitely haven’t used it long enough to see any anti-aging effects, and I don’t plan on using it for much longer because unfortunately it has been causing me to have some breakouts. I do have pretty sensitive skin, and I suspect it’s probably the anti-aging serum that is causing my breakouts. Because of this, I would suggest that acne prone people try the travel sized version before committing to the full-sized version. I really do like the It Cosmetics brand and their other products have not caused breakouts.

The formulation of this product is thicker than I was expecting. I did like the medium-coverage it provided. I know that it says it is full-coverage, but this did not compare to my actual full-coverage foundation. Still, I was impressed by how it covered most of my flaws. I only had to use a little bit of concealer to cover my pesky zits. It left a semi-matte finish, but I did get oily throughout the day when I used this product, which was another bummer.

Overall, this product wasn’t for me, but I could definitely see how others like it. If you have drier skin and it doesn’t cause you to breakout, you’ll probably like the finish. This might be a better winter product though because it definitely melted in the summer heat and didn’t last very long for me, but the coverage is pretty great.

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Feel free to let me know in the comments section!

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