Limited Edition Wet n Wild Highlighters!

Limited Edition Wet n Wild Highlighters!

Normal people (aka Non-Beauty Enthusiasts) don't understand what it's like when a brand releases something absolutely gorgeous and has the nerve to make it Limited Edition! But we do. I'm looking at you MAC Whisper of Guilt,  Estee Lauder Heat Wave, and let's not forget the original Lorac Mega Pro palette!  

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NYX Highlight and Contour Palette Review

NYX Highlight and Contour Palette Review

I picked up the Highlight and Contour palette from NYX recently, not so much because I was on the hunt for a contour palette, but because I just felt like taking a chance. For the sake of science of course. I've had this palette for a good month, I've used it several times and I've definitely made my mind up as to how I feel about it.

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Lorac Nude Necessities Palette Reaction

Lorac Nude Necessities Palette Reaction

When I first saw the Nude Necessities palette on Instagram,  my heart skipped a beat.

There are some people that might say “Are you kidding me?  Another neutral palette?”

That's how you know they're not a true beauty enthusiast.  If they were, they would know that, when it comes to neutral eyeshadow palettes, there's always room for improvement.  Formula,  shade selection,  price point. You get the idea.

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Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Review

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I just rewatched Jurassic World and DAY-YUMMM…. That Chris Pratt is sooo delicious.  New #celebritycrush. I’m just saying that if I was in a situation in which he needed to tame, or rather unleash, my “raptor” I would let him.  Multiple times a day if that’s what it took. 

For the past couple of months I've been gravitating towards Maybellne's Fit Me Concealer for brightening the under eye area and highlighting the face. For full review keep reading. 

Texture:

I really enjoy the texture of the Fit Me concealer, it’s light and liquid-y but not runny and it has the uncanny ability to melt into the skin and incorporate itself well with any kind of foundation you might already be wearing. It doesn’t look out of place on your face, which I really appreciate. 

Coverage:

I would describe the coverage as realistic and believable, which I would attribute to the texture of the.  It provides light to not quite medium coverage. If you’re in need of something that packs more of a punch consider it’s sister Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind. Keep reading for a detailed review. 

Usage:

I only use Fit Me for brightening the under eye area and other miscellaneous highlighting around the face which, I feel, is its common use. Today I passed on the foundation and just used a bit under the eye area for light coverage and highlighting, filled in my brows and did some very minimal eye makeup and went to work. This is a great option if you’re in a hurry or if you need a skin day during the week but can’t afford to look like you gave up on life.  

Cons

I really like the formula of the Fit Me concealer, I’m not as fond of the Instant Age Rewind but a lot of other people seem to be. To be completely honest I have a Love-Hate relationship with Maybelline concealers in general. The one flaw they both have in common, along with most other drugstore concealer lines, is that the brand doesn’t make shades to accommodate a wide range of skin tones!  I know what you’re thinking: “It’s the drugstore, what do you expect.” Not an excuse. Look at L.A. girl and their Pro Conceal line. That line comes with 24 shades and retails for the same as the price of the Fit Me. 

When you’re looking to conceal a blemish you need an exact shade match or else you run the risk of sporting that one awkward spot that doesn’t match the rest of your face.  I don’t even understand the theory behind the six shades Maybelline chose to include in this line. Two light shades, two medium shades and two deep shades. Those are the extent of your options. Unless you’re lucky enough to find an exact shade match you might be limited to highlighting, and even contouring if you happen to have a lighter complexion. 

Like I said, I really like this concealer, I just wish there was a more extensive shade range that would live up to the FIT ME name. That’s all. 

Thanks for Reading and Remember:

Don’t Just Wear Makeup…Let It Inspire You!

                                                                                                                                                       

Maybelline BB Bronzer Review

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Contouring has been frustrating me like you wouldn’t believe and I’m really glad it’s not cool anymore. Or at least for the time being. Instead I’ve been experimenting with Maybelline’s BB Bronzer as an alternative to traditional bronzing and contouring. This liquid bronzer comes in two shades: Light/medium and medium/deep.

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It blends into the skin nicely and plays well with any kind of foundation I happen to use. I’ve tried mixing it in with my liquid foundation for an overall bronze and it works well if you want a sun kissed glow all over the face. But I especially love roughly stippling it onto the hollows of the cheeks and around the temples. Doing that gives minimal dimension without the stress of precision contouring, which I appreciate. This product does contain a very subtle shimmer, so if you decide to try it out, expect it to be a little glowy.   

Thanks for reading and Remember: Don't Just Wear Makeup, Let It Inspire You!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Manicure Monday: Sally Hansen Velvet Texture Nail Color

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I just want to preface this post by saying  Walmart is a truly magical place! Where else can you drop your car off to have an oil change, grab lunch, do some shopping and get your nails done in less an hour and a half! Maybe Costco?  Idk.

You guys know that I always like to bring my own nail polishes to the salon specifically so I can do an accurate Manicure Monday, but I neglected to bring my own this time. Fortunately, I was at The Walmart and, you know,  they tend to have nail polish sometimes.

I've been intrigued by the Sally Hansen Velvet Texture Nail Color formula for a while and today was the day I bit the bullet. And then I wished I hadn't. 

Salley Hansen Velvet Texture nail Color a la Saving Face Beauty
Salley Hansen Velvet Texture nail Color a la Saving Face Beauty

First, let's talk about this 'Velvet' texture. If you're familiar with those mascaras that come with the thickening and lash extending fibers, the velvet texture is as if you took those fibers and mixed them in with any kind of cream polish.

The color I picked up was 'Velour' which is a mid-tone purple shade.  This month it's been all about the purples and lavenders.  Don't ask why, it just has. Turns out the purple combined with the "velvet" texture looks like Barney took a fuzzy purple deuce on my hands. Yumm... (that was a sarcastic 'yumm...' if you didn't pick up on it).

In addition to the odd texture and the less that ideal color, the formula isn't that great either. It definitely requires more than one coat to achieve full coverage,  but two coates looks and feels too thick and does NOT even out on the nail. Even the nail technician was struggling so you know it wasn't meant to be.

Salley Hansen Velvet Texture nail Color a la Saving Face Beauty

This specific color requires a base coat to prevent your nails from staining. I learned that the hard way. This is why I have to be more persistent about asking for a base coat. Personal struggles. The texture also looks better with a matte top coat, which is what I have on in the photos. 

For me, it was the texture and color combination that just pushed me over the edge, but in a bad way. I was considering returning it (I know, kind of ghetto of me but I didn't like it!) Then I realized I threw away the receipt! 

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If I had a redo I would probably have gone for the black if I had to choose from the same line. Or I would have gotten Tarte Deco by Essie and called it a day!

Don't get me wrong, I like Sally Hansen as a brand and I respect they're creative efforts. I just didn't like this particular formula.  If you like it, good for you because someone has to. 

Thanks for reading and remember :
Don't Just Wear Makeup, Let it Inspire You!