Sunday, June 28, 2015

Birchbox June 2015 Unboxing

Hey guys!!!

I apologize for posting this later than usual only because I wasn't as excited for this box as I normally am. I am more excited for next month's box and I can't wait to see what I get, but for now I am going to show you what I got this month.

  • Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Cream SPF 45+- Apparently this is a cult favorite and it provides light coverage, antiaging benefits, and has a high SPF. I am scared to try this out just because the SPF in it. I can break out because of it so I am not sure if I will try this.
  • Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner- This liner is supposed to be blendable, go on smoothly, and last all day. I got the shade Mulberry. It is a pretty plum purple. We shall see if it is as long lasting as it is soon.
  • Shamanuti Activated Charcoal Cleanser- It is a charcoal based cleanser that is supposed to cleanse, purify, and exfoliate even the most sensitive skin. I already tried this and I will only use this on my t-zone because it really dried up my skin on my dry areas.
  • Sienna Naturals Moisturizing Leave-in Conditioner- It is an eco-friendly, toxin-free formula that is supposed to hydrate and smooth dry or damaged strands.I already tried this today and so far I am not a big fan. I don't feel like it hydrated my ends, but we shall see next time I try it.
  • Supergoop! Everyday SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology- This is a lightweight sunscreen that provides SPF 50+. Again I am scared to use this one because I break out with SPF. I probably give this away to someone else.
  • Bonus: L. Erickson Narrow Grab & Go Ponytail Holder- Who can't use an extra ponytail holder? I don't know about you, but I am always losing them.
That is what I got in my Birchbox this month. It was an okay box for me this month, but still not horrible. The liner, cleanser, and leave in conditioner is what I was excited to try out. 

What did you guys get this month in your box?? Are you guys excited for next month's box?

Monday, June 22, 2015

L'OREAL Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

Hey guys!!!!

I have looked everywhere to find my perfect foundation. I have tried the Maybelline FIT ME Matte Foundation before this one and it was a beautiful foundation, but everytime I wore it my face itched all over throughout the day and a new bump would come up on my face each time so I returned it. I decided to try the L'OREAL Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation.

One of the most important things for me in a foundation is that it doesn't break me out and this one didn't. I got the shade 108 Caramel Beige and it is my perfect match. I have yellow undertones and it has been hard for me to find my perfect match because the drugstore normally doesn't have foundations with yellow undertones. When I found out this line did I was so happy.

The website says:
"Achieve a matte finish that won’t fall flat with this air-light, longwearing liquid formula. Lightweight and creamy, foundation goes on smooth with a demi-matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours—hiding imperfections for a smooth, clear complexion."

I love applying this with a beauty blender and it s very lightweight, long wearing, and makes your skin look flawless. It is medium to full coverage. I do one layer all over my face and on my scarring areas I apply another thin one and it doesn't get cakey. It is demi-matte finish and for me this is perfect because I have dry areas on my face and this does not make my skin look dull.

I know this foundation is supposed to control your oils, but unfortunately I still get oily. There is one good thing though. This foundation doesn't break up around my oily areas and the past foundations I was trying out did so I was so happy this worked so well.

Overall this is now my holy grail foundation. I just need to find my perfect primer to control my oils. Do you guys have any suggestions??

Have you guys tried this foundation?? What do you think of it??

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

CARGO Cosmetics Water Resistant Blush

Hey guys!!!

Back in March of this year I received the CARGO Cosmetics Water Resistant Blush in Los Cabos in my Birchbox. I was excited because I have seen good reviews on CARGO's products and I love blush so I was glad that was my first product to try out from them.

I love this blush color and how pigmented it is. A little bit goes a long way and if you love a glowy cheek this is perfect for you. The website describes this blush as a soft tangerine, but I would describe it as a pretty shimmery coral. 

This product lasts on my cheeks all daaaayyy!! I am not sure about it being water resistant since I haven't been out in the rain with my makeup on or to the pool so I can't say if it is or not. One thing I can say is that it is sweat resistant for sure. 

The website says that the product is paraben free!!! It also has Lysine to help increase the longevity of the blush and silicone-coated pigments so it can adhere to the cheeks better. 

Overall I am obsessed with this product! It has quickly became one of my holy grail blushes. I have even been testing out a sample of a more pricey blush and it doesn't last all day. I will most likely buy a full size once I am out.

Have you tried out this product?? What do you think of it?? What are some of your favorite CARGO products??

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Where The Light Is By KathleenLights

Hey guys!!!

I am now obsessed with Colourpop eyeshadows ever since I got the Shaaanxo quad from them and when I saw that KathleenLights was creating her own quad with them I knew I was going to have to get it!!!! If you guys haven't checked her out you should!

(Left to Right: Glow, Cornelious, Blaze, Kathleenlights)

Once again just like the Shaaanxo quad I am obsessed! These shadows are best used with your fingers or synthetic brushes. I also use the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue with the more shimmery ones so it can be even more intense than it already is. These shadows last all day on my lid and because of the consistency I didn't think they would.

Glow is a matte creamy vanilla and I LOVE to use it in my brow bone. I haven't been able to stop using it since I got it. Cornelious is a matte warm brown and this is perfect shade for the crease for any warm look you are doing. Blaze is a metallic beautiful bronze with multi-dimensional glitter and I love to use this when I want a bronzed look(duh haha). Kathleenlights is a pearlized golden copper and this is basically two of my favorite colors combined gold and copper.

Overall if you love neutral shadows you definitely should get this quad. It is $20 for it and it may seem expensive, but one eyeshadow from them is $5 so it adds up to $20 with 4 of them.

Have you guys tried out Colourpop Cosmetics?? What are some of your favorite shades in eyeshadows or lippies??

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sugarpill Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadows

Hey guys!!

I had always heard of Sugarpill eyeshadows, but I wasn't interested in them at first just because I could get the same thing somewhere else. When I saw JulieG's video on the new loose eyeshadows I was impressed and I really wanted to try them out. I purchased 3 colors at IMATS NYC and from the first time I used it I was hooked.

(Hug Life, Grand Tiara, Penelope)

(Hug Life, Grand Tiara, Penelope)

The product I like to use before I apply this product is the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue and I do one eye at a time. If I don't use the too faced product I will have a lot of fallout on all of them, but if I do one is no fall out and the other two minimal fallout. The picture of the swatches it was just one swipe on each of them and that is with no primer.

These are so pigmented as you can see on my swatches, very easy to apply, and easy to blend. I have applied these on my lid, lower lash line, and inner corner and it has not irritated my eyes at all. 

Hug Life is a pretty turquoise with green and gold undertones and that is was drew me to this color because it is so unique in my opinion. Grand Tiara is a true metallic silver and I had been looking for a good silver and this one is a perfect one. Penelope a super metallic copper and this one is more chunky in texture than the others, but still beautiful. 

Sugarpill is a cruelty- free and vegan cosmetic company. At first I was hesitant because of that factor I didn't think these products would perform as amazing as they do.

Overall these are amazing products and to be honest I wish I could have the entire collection right now. I will have to slowly buy them before I could have them all. That is how obsessed I am with these. I always include these in my makeup looks every week. 

Have you guys tried out Sugarpill? What are some of your favorite products from them??

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue

Hey guys!!!

I haven't been posting recently because my phone broke and I couldn't take pictures of the products I wanted to talk about. Finally got my phone back up and running! Today I wanted to share with you a product that had been talked about on YouTube for a while now and if you love to use pigments or glitters then you definitely need this in your life. It is the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue.

If you love to use pigments and glitters then you know that it is annoying to have so much fallout on your face, but this either stops all the fallout or cuts it in half depending on the product you are using. Not only does it lessen your fallout, but it also makes the pigment more vibrant.

One thing you must do when using this product is do one eye at a time. Apply it on the eyelid and immediately apply the pigment on the eyelid afterwards before it dries. Then do the other eye. This helps the product to last alllll day on the eyes.

Overall this is my new holy grail product that I need in my collection at all times. I have been using pigments a lot lately and I have been using some that I am in love which you will find out very soon what it is. 

Have you guys tried this product?? What did you think of it?? What are some of your favorite Too Faced products??