Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’ve been under the weather for the past week but I’m starting to feel better now so I will be back to regular makeup looks.
I did get a few new items that I wanted to haul, it’s a small haul but I do have makeup on the way. So away we go….
*remember as always, all hyperlinks provided are simply for fast location of the products used and not affiliate links… I just did the research so you didn’t have to. all swatched pictures are done on clean bare skin with no primer and in 1 pass to show the true pigmentation of the product*
1. Real Techniques Disposable Dual-Ended Spoolies ($3.99 for 15 at Ulta) is billed as a full-sized and mini spoolie for creating the perfect brow and taming your lashes.
They were buy 1 get 1 50% off I purchased 3, though I thought I was purchasing 4.
First Impression: Pretty solid purchase. They will really be cool for mascara applications.
2. Every Man Jack Sandalwood Beard & Face Wash ($13.99 for 6.7 fl oz / 200 ml of product at Ulta) is billed as gently cleanse and condition your beard and face while hydrating skin with Every Man Jack’s Sandalwood Beard & Face Wash. Coconut-derived surfactants clean while Glycerin and Aloe condition and soften. Essential oils of Sandalwood refresh.
This is a repurchase for the hubby. He absolutely loves this line and I absolutely love the scent.
3. Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen ($12 for 0.04 oz / 1.13 g of product at Ulta) is sold in 7 shades and I purchased it in the shade rose glow (deep rose gold – metallic). It’s billed as an award-winning eyeliner that glides onto lids like seamless silk. The stay-put gel formula is made to last all day or night and claims to be waterproof and smudgeproof.
This is a repurchase item for me. I absolutely love this formula. It’s creamy and really lays well on the waterlines and is super pigmented. I have 3 shades that I continuously buy.
4. Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Light Illuminating Smoothing Concealer ($26 for 0.16 fl oz / 5 ml of product at Ulta) is sold in 18 shades and I purchased the shade vanilla wafer (fair golden). It’s billed as a buttery, serum-light concealer that covers for 24 hours. It claims to improve the appearance of dark circles and has Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Leaf Extract, Daikon Seed Extract and Squalane.
First Impression: This is a very lightweight concealer with a medium coverage. It seems very brightening and felt very hydrating. I left the swatch on for 5 minutes and it did not oxidize, it also didn’t set completely down so I would set this one lightly.
5. L’Oreal Prime Lab Up to 24H Pore Minimizer ($16.99 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml of product at Ulta) is billed as instantly extends makeup wear for up to 24 hours, blurs pores, and visibly improves skin over time.
First Impression: It’s a gel like consistency that feels silky. I tested it on the back of my hand and it does blur pretty well. It’s not sticky and best of all it’s a pore primer that’s not gritty. The only downside is it did smell a bit like hand sanitizer.
6. E.L.F. Camo Color Corrector ($7 for 0.09 fl oz / 9 g of product at Ulta) comes in 5 shades (blue, green, yellow, peach and orange) and I purchased the peach shade. It’s billed as long-wear and hydrating and claims to layer flawlessly under foundations and concealers without caking or creasing.
First Impression: It’s a bit dark but blends out well. A little will go a long way with this one. I did leave the swatch on for 5 minutes and it did oxidize so it’s best to quickly apply your concealer then set the under eye to avoid it being too dark.
7. Juvia’s Place Juvia’s Place I am Magic Powder Foundation ($18 for 0.31 oz / 9 g of product at Ulta) comes in 20 shades and I purchased the shade Madrid (very light 1). It’s billed as an easy-glide foundation for a flawlessly radiant and luminous complexion. It claims that it is water-resistant and naturally minimizes imperfections to smooth, protect, and hydrate the skin with long-lasting results.
First Impression: It’s finely milled and smooth. It has a light coverage that is buildable to high medium. It sort of has this satin quality to it. I’m keen to test this one out.
The last 2 items are from the Milk Makeup website.
1. Milk Makeup Matte Cream Bronzer Stick ($22 for 0.19 oz / 5.7 g of product) comes in 2 shades and I purchased the shade blaze (deep bronze). It’s billed as a multi-use cream bronzer stick that creates an instant sunkissed glow with a natural-looking matte finish and claims to be buildable, blendable color that can be used for a soft-sculpted contour or for adding subtle warmth.
No first impression needed. I love this product this is a repurchase since my big went bad. I decided to purchase just the small one. I do love it though.
2. Milk Makeup Future Fluid All Over Cream Concealer ($29 for 0.28 fl oz / 8.5 ml of product) comes in 30 shades and I purchased the shade N3 (very fair with neutral undertones). It’s billed as a multi-use, medium-to-full coverage concealer that covers, sculpts, and hydrates for a lightweight, crease-proof, natural finish. It claims to be 92% natural, clean, vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, silicone-free, alcohol-free, and gluten-free.
First Impression: This is not a medium coverage concealer at best it’s a high low coverage concealer that is buildable to medium (but who wants to cake on product on the under eye?). It is a satin finish concealer that is brightening and has a teardrop doe-foot applicator. I’m still game to test it out.
Well dolls… thanks for reading. 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.