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This is the 2nd haul for the 1st week of January for me… this one is all my drug store items from my wish list.
Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent Hair Color ($18.49 for 8 fl oz / 236 ml of product each at Ulta) a cruelty-free, semi-permanent hair dye that is made from only vegan ingredients. No Harsh Chemicals (Peroxide, Ammonia, or PPD).
I repurchased Virgin Pink (hot pink) but instead of using 2 bottles of this shade I wanted to add Electric Paradise (neon pink) to my mix. Next time I color my hair. I wanted my hair to be a bit more hot pink than it turned out and my hope is that mixing the 2 together will give me the perfect shade.
Real Techniques Brightening Concealer Makeup Brush ($6.99) claims to have soft, flexible bristles and a unique, kitten-paw shape to effortlessly apply makeup.
First Impressions: This brush has a rather large ferrule made out of pink aluminum with a single crimp and the brush name etched in pink. The handle of this brush is short and made of plastic. The head of the brush has a rounded toe that is tapered and peppered with white and gray hairs. It’s wide at the belly but pinch at the toe. It is the style of concealer brush I prefer, I’m hoping this one will be as amazing as the one I like from Fenty.
Real Techniques Brow Styling Set ($10.99) claims to help you achieve your best lifted look by transforming your brows. This set comes with the RT 607 (long handled brow brush) that sort of looks like a toothbrush, the RT 603/605 dual ended brush (603 is a precision brow spoolie and 605 is a flat metal tool used to flatten the brows) and the RT 601/606 dual ended brush (601 is a standard brow spoolie and 606 is an angled brow brush).
First Impressions: I don’t understand the RT 607 it looks like a toothbrush but I’m game to try it out. I’m most excited for the RT 6063/605. I like to laminate my brows and I use disposable spoolies and lip gloss wands to do this, now I have a nifty little tool that will help me have less waste.
Makeup Revolution IRL Filter Finish Concealer ($7 for 0.21 oz / 6 g of product) comes in 16 shades (I chose the shade c1 – the lightest shade in the range)… claims to be soft focus, ultra buildable, full coverage and a soft matte with 16 hour wear. Also claims to be water sweat and crease proof.
First Impressions: I’m hoping this one will be as good as the foundation in this range. It does have good pigmentation and it did feel creamy. It also did not oxidize.
NYX Bare With Me Blur Skin Tint Foundation ($14 for 1.01 fl oz / 30 ml of product) comes in 24 shades (I chose the shade 02 fair – porcelain with warm undertones). Claims to be a medium coverage blurring foundation that isn’t cakey or ashy. Claims 12 hours of hydration and 16 hours of wear time.
First Impressions: Honestly I only purchased this one because it’s all over toktok with polar opposite opinions and I needed to know what the tea is about this one. It seems thick and I’m not sure I’ll enjoy this one on the face.
ELF Halo Glow Liquid Filter ($14 for 1.06 fl oz / 31.5 ml of product) Comes in 8 shades (I chose the shade 1 fair – the lightest shade) claims to be a multi purpose ;liquid glow booster and skincare hybrid. Claims it has Squalane (for moisture), Hyaluronic acid (for hydration) and Finely milled powder (for a soft focus look).
First Impressions: This one was being talked about as a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Filter and I don’t think it could be any further from the truth. It’s thicker and has more pigmentation than that of the CT one. With that said it’s really pretty and I’m keen to test it out.
L’oreal True Match Super-Blendable Foundation ($13.99 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product) Comes in 42 shades (I chose the shade N1 – neutral light). Claims medium coverage with a natural finish that has up to 6 pigments for a precise match.
First Impressions: I just love Loreal foundations so I’m excited to add this one to my arsenal. THe shade is perfect and this one felt hydrating and creamy.
L’oreal True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer ($15.99 for 1.35 fl oz / 40 ml of product) comes in 4 shades (I chose the shade fair) claims instantly hydrates and luminizes skin for an all-over, fresh, natural glow. Claims can be used as a primer, a lightweight foundation, highlighter, contour and a full body luminizer and can also be used alone.
First Impressions: I was so excited to try this one out but I don’t think this is going to work for me. This is the lightest shade they sell and it seems too dark for my complexion.
Juvia’s Place I am Magic Natural Radiance Foundation ($23 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product) comes in 30 shades (I chose the shade 710 Maricao) and claims an easy glide radiant luminous light water resistant formula. Claims to have a natural radiant finish and be medium coverage
First Impressions: This one is super pigmented (as is all of the Juvia’s Place foundations) but this one didn’t feel as thick as the I Am Magic Foundation, the one in the orange tube.
Juvia’s Place The Coffee Shop Eyeshadow Palette ($25 for 1.128 oz / 32 g total product making it 0.071 oz / 2 g and $1.38 per pan) is billed on the juvia’s place website as an extension of their chocolates palette. There are no names for the shadows but shades 1,6 and 7 are pressed pigments.
From left to right the shade are: Shade #1 is a warm toned camel brown – matte pressed pigment. Shade #2 is a chocolate brown with pink pin points – metallic. Shade #3 is an orange based deep tan – matte. Shade #4 is a cream bone – matte. Shade #5 is a mid-toned copper – metallic. Shade #6 is a light tan – matte pressed pigment. Shade #7 is a deep plum based brown – matte pressed pigment. Shade #8 is a light taupe – metallic.
From left to right the shades are: Shade #9 is a grey based taupe – matte. Shade #10 is a mid-toned chocolate brown – metallic. Shade #11 is a bronzey brown with a slightly copper reflect – metallic. Shade #12 is a yellow based tan – matte. Shade #13 is a copper with a slight greenish tint – metallic. Shade #14 is a terra cotta brown – matte. Shade #15 is a blackened brown with light silver glitter – sequin matte. Shade #16 i is a deep taupe with a slight lilac sheen – metallic.
First Impressions: The Chocolate palette is one of my favorite brown palettes ever so I was excited when I learned that Juvia’s was coming out with an extension palette and they did not disappoint! I am in love with this palette and I haven’t even used it yet. The mattes are creamy and there was no kick back in the pans or fall out on the swatches.
Juvia’s Place The Candy Shop Eyeshadow Palette ($$25 for 1.128 oz / 32 g total product making it 0.071 oz / 2 g and $1.38 per pan) is billed as a rich pigment packed palette. There are no names for the shadows but shades 8, 11, 12 and 16 are the only shades that are not pressed pigments.
The shades from left to right are: Shade #1 is a pink/coral duochrome pressed pigment. Shade #2 is a pastel pink – matte pressed pigment. Shade #3 is a rosy pink with a silver flip – metallic pressed pigment. Shade #4 is a midnight blue on a black base with a light blue reflect – metallic pressed pigment. Shade #5 is a dusty pale pink – matte pressed pigment. Shade #6 is a cranberry with a hot pink reflect – metallic pressed pigment. Shade #7 is a baby pink – matte pressed pigment. Shade #8 is a bright light blue – matte.
The shades from left to right are: Shade #9 is a cream/rose gold duochrome pressed pigment. Shade #10 is a hot pink – matte pressed pigment. Shade #11 is an icy white with lilac pin points – metallic. Shade #12 is a turquoise blue – metallic. Shade #13 is an orange creamsicle – matte pressed pigment. Shade #14 is a rose with a hot pink reflect – metallic pressed pigment. Shade #15 is a dusty mauve – matte pressed pigment. Shade #16 is a champagne gold with a slight green tint – metallic.
First Impressions: This palette is so stinkin’ cute! I love the color story. The mattes in this palette feel a bit dusty… there was fallout with the swatches, there was kickback in the pans. Neither of which bothers me much because the shades are stunning.
Revlon Illuminance Skin-Caring Foundation ($17.99 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product) comes in 28 shades (I chose the shade #117 light beige) and claims to be a makeup and skincare all in one. Claims to be radiant medium coverage.
First Impressions: This formula is very lightweight and creamy. The swatch did not oxidize. I can see how this one is a skincare item on top of being a makeup item. It felt very emollient.
Revlon SkinLights Face Glow Illuminator ($13.99 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product) claims to be a 3 in 1 liquid highlighter that can be used as primer, highlighter or a glow booster.
First Impressions: This is a stunning illuminator. It also dries down so that’s nice that it will not budge
Revlon SkinLights Prismatic Highlighter ($13.99 for 0.28 oz / 8 g of product) comes in 3 shades (I chose the shade #201 daybreak glimmer) and claims to be a silky soft texture with crystal-like pigments for a pure glow without the glitter
First Impressions: I really like this highlighter. It’s creamy and doesn’t have glitter in it.
Revlon SkinLights Prismatic Bronzer ($13.99 for 0.31 oz / 9 g of product) comes in 2 shades (I chose the shade #120 Gilded Glimmer) is billed as a bronzed look in any light.
First Impressions: I really have a feeling I’ll be returning this one. It is so shiny that there is just no way this is going to look good on me.
Revlon Powder Blush ($12.89 for 0.17 oz / 5 g of product) comes in 6 shades (I chose the shade ravishing rose) and is billed as soft buildable color with true pigments.
First Impressions: This is a satin formula that is so pretty and the shade is just as pretty. It’s sort of the best of 2 worlds. I love pink and coral and this one is sort of an amalgamation of the two.
Well this haul is done…. thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits and health.
Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.