Buying beauty products is my vice..and most time I don’t fall in love with everything I buy. Some don’t live up to my expectation, others aren’t flattering and sometimes a product is just crap. I figured I would start a series here on just those products. If you currently use anything I mention, lemme know how you’re making it work !
Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara in Extreme Black : The wand on this product it entirely too large for me. The brush is huge you guys, the formula is extremely thick and clumps my short lashes for a really unflattering look. And when applied to the bottom lashes….forget it. It smudges all over my lower lid making it look like I was crying the whole time. Not impressed. I’m going to continue to use this product on light makeup days, I’m kinda hoping that the formula dries out a bit and becomes more manageable.
L.A. Girl Cosmetics Just Blushing in Just Playful : I was on the hunt for a blush similar to Makeup Revolution’s Blush in Fusion, with a bit more of a mauve undertone and thought this one would be great. But I was wrong. The pigmentation is probably great on a more fair skin tone, but on my cheeks I just look ashy. I don’t recommend this at all for medium-deep complexions.
Rimmel Stay Matte Fix & Go Setting Spray : The smell of this is fantastic, lemme start out by mentioning that first. It’s light floral scent is really refreshing. However, the spray itself… not a fan. The range it covers it really small and I have to spray this about 7-8 times before it fully coats my face. Once it dries down makeup looks uneven and an unflattering sheen remains. Not a fan.
Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics Nightingale : I’m not a huge fan of cool toned shadows to begin with and this palette just didn’t wow me. Not a fail by any means, just not what I currently gravitate to. I did use this in a few Instagram posts, application was easy which allowed for seamless blends. But the color story, for me..is boring and uninteresting. The shimmers in this palette are underwhelming, even after dampening brushes and applying over a base.
Catrice Highlighting Powder in Champagne Campaign : I am and will forever be a highlight aficionado… to the point where it’s probably uneccessary for me to purchase another highlight ever. But still… I need them. That’s my excuse for picking this one up during a random Ulta Blackout shopping trip in September. I was sold once I saw the name, but it’s another disappointment product for me. The formula is way more drying than I enjoy in a powder highlight. It attaches to dry spots and texture and the shade is entirely too fair for my skin tone. If you’re a fair princess though, this might work for you.
Any product recommendations folks? I’d love to hear what works for you, let’s talk in the comments !