First up is the new L'Oreal Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender. While this setting spray (water and alcohol are first 2 ingredients) worked on me, it is really pricey for a drugstore product! $13--what?? But it's so good!
I tried out a couple of new foundations. The Covergirl Ultra Smooth Hair Smoothing Foundation + Applicator has an interesting concept. Place foundation on the silicone applicator and apply to face to smooth down hair on face. It did work but the foundation took a while to apply all over my face. A brush worked just as well (depending on the brush) with the foundation. I got a slightly medium coverage with this, but it is tacky-feeling. I usually dermaplane so I don't have to deal with hair, but some might want to try this. Wouldn't repurchase.
Revlon has the new Insta-fix foundation. This stick foundation is nice for touchups on the go, gives a light to medium coverage, but I don't think oily skin would get a full day's wear out of it. Wouldn't repurchase, but keeping in my travel bag!
Mascara time! Covergirl's Full Lash Bloom says it has flake-free and soft lashes, thanks to the beeswax. I found it gave me a nice natural volume and I had no flakes. Not bad, but I want a more dramatic mascara, but many of you will love this.
Rimmel has Wonderlash--which says it has clump-free volume and definition and has Argan oil. I found I liked it the more I used it, but felt it did clump on me. I liked it for definition but didn't give me the volume I was hoping for. A nice mascara, just not my fave.
Maybelline Lash Sensational was my fave out of the three. I wore it in my latest tutorial--Holiday Makeup--did you see it? Anyway, it's more of a wetter mascara and gave me the volume I was looking for. Not a holy grail mascara, but I do like it a lot. All 3 mascaras with one brush-through are pictured below:
I'm sneaking in some high end lipsticks--hope you won't mind. Designer Prabal Gurung collabed with MAC and I fell for the packaging on this lipstick. Isn't it pretty? It's Light English Red, yes red but it's a sheer (lustre) mauve. It makes for a great natural lipstick on me.
Troi Ollivierre, better known as the beauty guru for JCrew, released his own line of lipsticks last month. You know the infamous Poppy JCrew lip? That's him. I grabbed two colors in George (orange-poppy red) and Parker (pinky red) and love them. The swatches for the 3 lipsticks are below.
|Light English Red, George, Parker|
And here's my video for these products!
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