Hey doll hey!!! Today I review for you a full face of Flower Beauty cosmetics. Buckle up… I will be going in depth with this one.
I love Drew Barrymore, all ways have ever since she played Charlie in Fire Starter. So I was excited when I purchased all these goodies…. so let’s get started….
In Your Prime Pore-Minimizing Primer ($13 on their website): B You get 1 fluid ounce of product in the squeeze tube. This product is billed as instantly blurs pores and fine lines while providing a soft-focus matte finish. This did nothing to blur my pores or fine lines and I didn’t see any evidence that it was a matte primer either. It felt nice on the skin and doesn’t have a scent. It’s just an OK primer with no added benefits.
Light Illusion Foundation ($14 on their website): A+++!!! This foundation comes in 15 shades with 5 shades for deeper skin tones. You get 1 fluid ounce of product in this pumped bottle. It’s billed as being a medium to buildable coverage to smooth and perfect, while imparting your skin with the most flattering soft luminosity imaginable. This foundation is so beautiful on the skin!!! It’s so dewy and melts into the skin so well. It looked so pretty that I hated having to set it with powder… and you will need to set it with powder because this one stays tacky. I tried it with a brush and it was streaky so I went back in with a sponge and it buffed into the skin quickly. This one, to me, looks like a full coverage foundation. It left my skin looking glowy and healthy. I am really impressed with this one. This is one I will definitely repurchase when I’ve finished it.
Daily Brightening Undereye Cover Cream ($9 on their website): F You get .34 fluid ounces of product in this roller ball applicator bottle. It’s offered in 3 shades. This product is a complete waste of time! I am so aggravated that I blew $9 on this one. The product doesn’t come out at all… I tried rolling product under my eye and after what seemed like 15 passes nothing happened so I tried it on the back of my hand and still after a ton of passes nothing came out! You can feel the roller ball moving just no product comes out. Epic fail for this one… side note I did order Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer so I will test that one out when it comes in the mail…. I tried to cut the tube open to see if I could at least get product out that way and this bottle would not crack… so looks like I will have to just throw this one away. (another side note this one is on sale on their website for $5 so I am wondering if they are discontinuing it or not.
Light Illusion Perfecting Powder ($13 on their website): A+++!!!! You get .28 ounces of product in this compact. It’s offered in 8 shades with 3 shades for deeper skin tones. It’s billed as having blurring pigments that impart a luminous ambient glow with medium buildable coverage for ultimate perfecting. This powder is AMAZING!!! AMAZING!!! AMAZING!!!! It gives a soft focus to the skin, is finely milled so it’s not chalky at all, and builds smoothly on itself. I might have to go on the line and say that this powder is my favorite drug store powder of all time!!! This is a definite hit!!! It buffed in so well and didn’t emphasize my pores or fine lines and it didn’t have any patchiness either.
Heatwae Luminous Bronzer ($9 on their website): A++ You get .21 ounces of product in this compact. It’s offered in 2 shades. It’s billed as having matte and shimmering powders that are swirled together for a lit-from-within ambient glow. Now I own a ton of bronzers… most are matte but quite a few are satin based bronzers and this is no exception …. it’s a satin bronzer BUT ….. It doesn’t glow the right way!! This bornzer is so pretty on the skin. You just look like your skin is glowing. There is no glitter in it. It’s just a smooth natural glow to the skin. Out of all my satin bronzers this one is going to be my favorite! With most satin bronzers I find that there is a powdery look to the skin, almost ashy and then there is the glow from it being satin… with this bornzer I don’t get that ashy look… it buffs in so seamlessly that it doesn’t look like it’s sitting on top of the skin … it looks like it melts into the skin. BEAUTIFUL!
Jungle Lights Shadow Palette ($19 on their website): A- You get .7 ounces of product. It is billed as being shimmering pressed pigments that apply in one swipe with intense color payoff and a soft prismatic finish. This palette swatches so beautifully!! The shades upon swatching look metallic but that metallic finish doesn’t transfer well to the eyes. The shadows go on pigmented beyond reality but they aren’t as smooth as the swatches show….. you get more glitter when applying them to the eyes. There was a ton of glitter fall out with these pigments but the finished look was so beautiful that I don’t even mind having to clean up the fall out. There is a tiny bit of lid transfer but nothing too dramatic. I really like the formula it’s very creamy almost like a cream pigment …. I didn’t feel any powderiness to these shadows. There was no kick back in the pans, but there was fall out. It’s a nice companion palette.
Forever Wear Longwear Eyeliner ($9 on their website): B+++ You get .01 ounces of product in this self sharpened pencil. It’s offered in 5 shades. This pencil is very creamy. There is no tugging or skipping with this pencil. However, it’s so creamy that it transfers to the lower lash line. I lined my waterlines with this pencil too and it doesn’t stay long… because it’s so creamy I kept having to reapply it to my waterlines, even after setting the liner with powder. Now with that being said… it didn’t fade or smudge on the upper lash line. This isn’t a liner you can tight line with though because it will transfer to the lower lashes. It’s a decent liner. I’ll use it up, I just don’t think I will repurchase it… I’ll need more time to play around with it to see if it’s going to last in my collection.
Draw The Line Eyebrow Pencil ($9 on their website): B+ You get .007 ounces of product in this self sharpening pencil. I comes in 3 shades. It’s billed as being the easiest way to fill in sparse brows providing naturally flawless results. The smudge-resistant, long-lasting formula with vitamin E means your brows stay put all day with an untraceable finish. This pencil is huge… the point is very big and you can’t get a clean line to block your brows. It does not tug on the hairs and does not skip. It’s very pigmented and goes on smoothly. It’s just so hard to get clean lines with this one and forget trying to draw hair like strokes… you wont be getting those either. It’s an OK pencil for filling in the brows and I will use this one up but I will not be repurchasing it.
Brow Master All-in-1 Brow Mascara ($8 on their website): B+++ You get .35 ounces of product in this spooly brushed tube. It comes in 2 shades. It’s billed as being a complete brow tinting and taming tool in one portable little package. The sheer brow mascara tames unruly eyebrows while adding a natural tint of color to fill in sparse areas. This is a good brow gel. It doesn’t make the brow hairs feel crunchy. The brush is a bit bigger so it was hard to use around the tail of the brows. The color is off a bit too, there is just a hint too much red in the color. It also doesn’t lift the products underneath when you apply it. My brows stayed in place all day and didn’t flake. I’ll finish this tube but I don’t think I will repurchase it because there are other drug store gels I like more.
Lash Warrior Mascara ($10 on their website): B+ You get .32 ounces of product in this mascara. It’s a nice mascara. Doesn’t clump up, doesn’t leave the lashes feeling crusty. I’ll use this one up but it’s too early to tell if I’ll repurchase it or not. It’s not as good as the one I reviewed yesterday from Revolution Makeup and it’s not were as good as my favorite Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara. But it;s good enough that I will definitely use it again.
CHEEK and LIP PRODUCTS:
Flower Pots Powder Blush ($10 on their website): A+ You get .21 ounces of product in this compact. It’s offered in 4 shades. This is a satin finished blush. It gives a healthy flush to the cheeks without being too glowy. It’s another satin product done right. Most satin blushes I find to be too glowy but this one has just the right amount of shimmer to it. I really like it. It’s got a medium pigmentation to it which makes it easy to build up. It buffs into the cheeks nicely and doesn’t have any patchiness to it. It’s a bit chalky in the pan but goes on creamy. I already purchased 2 other shades.
Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette ($14 on their website): B- You get .28 ounces of product in this palette. It’s offered in 2 color ways. This highlighter has a lot of glitter but that glitter dissipates once you use setting spray. There is tons of kick back with this palette and the highlighters are a tad chalky. It didn’t go on patchy but it does emphasize texture in the skin. It’s not the worst highlighter palette I have ever tried but it’s not as good as I had hoped it would be. I’ll use it once in a while but I don’t think I will find myself reaching for it that much.
Petal Pout Lip Liner ($6 on their website): A+++!!!! You get .01 ounces of product in this self sharpening pencil. It’s offered in 8 shades. It’s billed as a liner that defines lips with precise, pigment rich color while it frames, fills in, and prevents feathering. These pencils are so pigmented, so creamy, so amazing!!! I ordered the remaining 6 shades, I already have 2 of them. It is easy to fill you full lips in with this pencil and because it’s so pigmented you don’t really need a lipstick. These liners are so good.
Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo ($10 on their website): A++ You get .12 ounces of product in this double ended lipstick (one side is a matte lipstick the other side is a coordinating shade of lip gloss). It’s offered in 6 shades. The matte side is comfortable and long wearing. The gloss side is thick but creamy and doesn’t last long. I paired the 2 together and find that I have to reapply every hour or so. I don’t mind because the color is beautiful and the formula is so nice. I’ll use this product up and will repurchase this shade but don’t feel the need to run out and purchase the other shades.
Seal the Deal Long-Lasting Setting Spray ($13 on their website): D- You get 3.4 fluid ounces of product in this spray bottle. It’s billed as creating a sweat-proof & rub-resistant barrier that maintains your makeup for a fresh just-applied look that lasts all day. The invisible formula will keep your skin looking beautifully matte all day long. This setting spray smells amazing and the nozzle on this sprayer is great. It does last all day and did melt my powder products into the skin however…. this setting spray leaves huge dots of white powder all over the face. I thought at first maybe it’s just an area were the spray didn’t reach so i patted it out and sprayed my face again and once again my face was covered in white patches of dots. You can buff the powdery dots away but that’s just not what I’m looking for in a setting spray. I think I will try and purchase the hydrating spray instead… I may reach for this setting spray from time to time when I don’t have anywhere to go but I definitely will not repurchase it.
Well that’s all for now dolls. Stay tuned tomorrow when I review a full face of Milani cosmetics. Until then remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.