Jouer Spring Collection 2017

Posted in Beauty, Jouer on August 17, 2017 | 1 Comment »


Jouer Spring Collection 2017

Jouer Spring Collection 2017

Jouer Spring Collection 2017

Swatches: Powder Highlighter in Rose Gold, Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick in Rose Gold

I’m still making my way through all of my purchases since the move. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to see a post about a Spring Collection when I should be posting about Fall Collections. I just felt this one was too pretty to skip over.

I was really tempted to purchase the entire Jouer Spring Collection, but after seeing swatches and reading reviews I settled on the Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick in Rose Gold and the Powder Highlighter also in Rose Gold.

Jouer Spring Collection 2017

I know I said I wouldn’t purchase any more of Jouer’s liquid lipsticks because I just wasn’t a fan. However, I did say that I loved the formula of the metallic shades. And Rose Gold is a metallic shade. It’s described as a metallic deep rose gold. It applied beautifully. It had the most wonderfully creamy texture. I really do love the way the metallic shades feel on my lips. They’re so comfortable! Thankfully this shade was a little more wearable than Praline.

I think the real winner in this collection is the Powder Highlighter in Rose Gold. It’s the most beautiful shimmering rose gold shade! I had to move my hand around quite a bit just to capture the perfect shot. I’m never truly satisfied with my shots, but this time I believe I captured it perfectly. You can see the pretty gold at the bottom leading to the beautiful rose shade at the top of the swatch. This truly is a gorgeous highlighter. One I’ll be reaching for quite often.

You can see the Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick and Powder Highlighter in Rose Gold in action below.

Jouer Spring Collection 2017
Jouer Spring Collection 2017

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It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

Posted in Beauty, It Cosmetics on August 14, 2017 | 8 Comments »


It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

I’m not sure if you’ve been keeping up with It Cosmetics on social media, but man have they been on fire! They introduced a whole Fall 2017 Must-Haves line up including some new and exciting products! Below I’ll list everything I received along with descriptions and my first impressions. I’m currently testing everything out. It’ll take me some time before I can write up proper reviews. I’m also working on doing a full face using ALL It Cosmetics products! So be on the lookout for that later on this month. And if there’s anything you’re curious about, let me know in the comments and I’ll make that review a priority!

It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

Confidence in a Cleanser $28.00
Skin transforming hydrating cleansing serum that is suitable for all skin types. This formula melts away dirt, oil, and even makeup. It contains Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate to help your skin look rejuvenated while restoring moisture. It also contains collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump the appearance of lines and wrinkles instantly.

I’ve used this a few times since receiving it. So far I think this is my favorite product from the line up. I did detect a faint citrusy scent, but it wasn’t bothersome. I found it to be nice and refreshing. It did a great job at removing my makeup all while being gentle on my super sensitive skin. I didn’t notice much about the lines and wrinkles, but I wasn’t really paying much attention. I wanted to make sure it played nice with my sensitive skin. My skin was left feeling soft and had a subtle glow. The weird thing is that my redness was evened out. Usually my cheeks are left rosy after washing off my makeup. That wasn’t the case with this cleanser. I’m wondering if the oatmeal and/or aloe helped to soothe it? Either way it was a very nice surprise.

It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves
It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

Swatches: Universal Transforming Taupe, Super Black

Superhero Liner $24.00
24 hour waterproof easy glide liquid gel super liner in the shade Super Black! Contains lash enhancing peptides, collagen, and keratin along with kaolin clay to absorb oil on lids for long lasting wear.

I tried this out the day after receiving it. It glided onto my lids effortlessly. It created one heck of a wing too! The fine tip helps with precise lining. And it really is long lasting. The only issues I experienced was removal. It’s a bit difficult to remove. Other than that I’m liking it so far!

Brow Power Powder $24.00, Heavenly Luxe Brow Power Universal Brow-Transformer Brush No. 21 $24.00
Brow Power Powder comes in just one shade and that’s Universal Transforming Taupe. The Brow Power Technology is said to transform to all hair colors based on pressure. It’s also waterproof!

Unlike other brow products, I found the texture of this one to be really soft and buttery. It applied beautifully. I’m not sure how the universal taupe will work for EVERYONE, but I personally liked it. I love experimenting with makeup, but come on, I’m no brow expert. I know my brows need help. I’m always afraid of overdoing it and end up missing the mark most times. But I felt confident with this powder. I really liked the outcome. I might just move this on over into my daily essentials drawer.

The brush is also quite nice. The spoolie is nice and soft. I felt like it was more gentle on my brows. The brush tip is a little thicker than I’d like, but I have a feeling that ended up working in my favor.

Brow Power Pomade $24.00
4-in-1 formula that acts as a brow gel, brow lifting mousse, brow sculpting pomade, and brow defining brush applicator.

It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves
It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

Swatches (Top – Bottom): Warm Deep, Deep, Tan, Medium Tan, Medium, Light

Bye Bye Under Eye Concealing Pot $28.00
Weightless, smoothing, complete coverage concealer. Contains anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants. Claims to be lightweight and long lasting.

It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves
It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves
It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

Swatches (Top – Bottom): Deep, Rich, Tan, Medium Tan, Medium, Light, Fair

Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Treatment Concealer $28.00
Full coverage treatment concealer that claims to make your blemishes disappear! Acts as a drying lotion and concealer in one! This longwear formula claims to conceal, cover, and treat acne prone skin with tea tree, sulfur, witch hazel, and a gentle AHA/BHA complex.

It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

Bye Bye Breakout Powder $28.00
Blemish minimizing weightless finishing veil. Minimizes shine and works to improve the look of blemishes. Talc free formula claims to not settle into lines or pores. Helps soothe acne prone skin with tea tree, sulfur, witch hazel, and a gentle AHA/BHA complex.

It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves
It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

Swatches (Top – Bottom): Deep, Rich, Tan, Medium Tan, Medium, Light, Fair

Bye Bye Lines Foundation $38.00
Anti-aging, skin smoothing, invisible coverage. Covers the look of imperfections while lifting and diffusing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Contains anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, caviar extract, organ oil, and vitamins. Also contains Drop of Light Optical Blurring Technology for a luminous, flawless looking finish.

It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

Swatches (Left – Right): Radiant Honey, Radiant Light, Radiant Neutral

Perfect Lighting Radiant Touch Magic Wand $29.00
Correct, conceal, and brighten! 2-in-1 concealer and correcting brightener that delivers instant coverage, radiance, and lift.

These are very pretty and I love the packaging! But the clickable wands gave me so much trouble. Most of them do. I really wish this came in a tube with a wand applicator instead. The clickable wand either dispenses too little product or too much product. I found it to be more trouble than anything. Which is too bad because they’re really pretty!

It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves
It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves
It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

Swatches (Top – Bottom): Deep, Rich, Tan, Medium Tan, Medium, Light, Fair

Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder Illumination $35.00
Sheer to full coverage finishing veil. Contains SPF 50+ and infused with subtle radiance for a lift from within finish without the glitter and shimmer!

It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

Bye Bye Redness Skin Relief Treatment Moisturizer $48.00
Redness relieving moisturizer that neutralizes, soothes, and transforms the look of skin. Suitable for AM and PM. Anti-aging, contains colloidal oatmeal, aloe, cucumber, turmeric, collagen, and peptides.

I haven’t tried this yet, but plan to ASAP! The only thing I can say is that it’s rich and creamy and I didn’t detect a scent.

Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream $32.00
Skincare cream that covers the look of redness. Anti-aging, contains colloidal oatmeal, aloe, turmeric, collagen, and peptides. Comes in 2 new shades!

It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves
It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

Swatches (Top – Bottom): Transforming Neutral Beige, Transforming Light Beige, Transforming Porcelain Beige

Bye Bye Redness Redness Erasing Correcting Powder $38.00
All in one powder minimizes the look of redness while covering and perfecting the look of skin. Buildable sheer to full coverage formula.

It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves
It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

Radiant Translucent

Bye Bye Pores Illumination $29.00
Poreless finish airbrush pressed powder. Drops of Light Technology illuminates your skin without the glitter or shimmer!

It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves
It Cosmetics Fall 2017 Must-Haves

Sweet Cheeks

Bye Bye Pores Blush in Sweet Cheeks $24.00
Poreless finish airbrush brightening blush! Claims to make the look of pores disappear!

The new shade Sweet Cheeks is gorgeous! It applies and blends beautifully.

These items are available now online at itcosmetics.com and ulta.com.

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.
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LipSense and RedGateBeauty

Posted in Beauty on August 7, 2017 | 15 Comments »


LipSense and RedGateBeauty

LipSense and RedGateBeauty

LipSense and RedGateBeauty

Swatches: Gold Glitter, Strawberry Shortcake, Gold Glitter on top of Strawberry Shortcake

I first heard about LipSense on Agata’s blog. I was surprised I hadn’t heard about it sooner since I’m a bit of a liquid lipstick fanatic. But I swear, ever since then I’ve seen it everywhere. Facebook, Pinterest, and I’ve even had friends asking me about it. So you can imagine how excited I was when Sonya from RedGateBeauty.com sent me my very first LipSense!

So what is LipSense? It’s a waterproof, transferproof, liquid lip color. It claims to last anywhere from 4-18 hours! There are many shades to choose from and you can even mix and match to create your very own custom shade!

Unlike other liquid lipsticks on the market, LipSense application requires a few extra steps. First you apply 3 layers. Then you top it off with the gloss of your choice to seal that color in while keeping your lips moisturized. It seems like a lot of work, but it’s surprisingly not. And that little bit of extra effort really pays off in the long run because you’re left with a gorgeous look that truly is long lasting.

LipSense and RedGateBeauty

Here’s my experience with LipSense. I chose the shade Strawberry Shortcake with the Gold Glitter Gloss. I thought it would be a pretty combo and boy was I right! The gloss is so pretty and sparkly, but a more wearable kind of sparkly. The LipSense applied nice and evenly. I did notice a bit of a tingling sensation when I swatched it on my hand and when I applied the first layer on my lips. It goes away within a few seconds though. After applying the 3rd layer the color was looking really pretty, but my lips felt tacky. That all changed when I applied the Gold Glitter Gloss. Afterward there was a slight tackiness, but it wasn’t overly sticky like most glosses. I wouldn’t say that it felt lightweight. I definitely noticed it on the lips. However, it still made for a pretty comfortable wear. My only issue was the scent. There’s a bit of a strong floral fragrance that really does linger. Other than that I found it to be a really great liquid lipstick. You can see Strawberry Shortcake LipSense with the Gold Glitter Gloss in action below.

LipSense and RedGateBeauty

Now for a little advice. If you’re like me and are used to removing your liquid lipstick with a makeup removing wipe, you’re going to be in for a surprise. I would suggest getting the LipSense Oops Remover unless you’re ok with taking a few layers of skin off your lips. These lipsticks really don’t budge! After wiping and scrubbing with various removers, I finally whipped out the rubbing alcohol. I wouldn’t suggest that method, but hey it did work.

LipSense and RedGateBeauty

Overall, I’d say it really is a great liquid lipstick. I can see them coming in handy for work or a night out. Because all you’d have to do is reapply the gloss and your lipstick will stay put! Check out RedGateBeauty.com to give LipSense a try!

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.
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