Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad in Hasta La Costa Baby

May 17, 2018 | Beauty, Wet n Wild | 12 Comments »


Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad in Hasta La Costa Baby

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad in Hasta La Costa Baby

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad in Hasta La Costa Baby

Swatches

After my last experience with Wet n Wild I was hesitant about purchasing the full Flights of Fancy Collection Box. Instead I spent what little free time I did have trying to track down a few of the products I wanted to try in person. I was only able to find two products. One of them is the Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad in Hasta La Costa Baby. I was hoping to get Flock Party as well, but I haven’t been able to find it yet.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad in Hasta La Costa Baby

Hasta La Costa Baby contains 4 eyeshadows. The shades look really pretty and colorful and really called to me. They swatched beautifully! For the most part they applied just as nicely. However, the crease and eyelid shades didn’t really pop. I ended up applying the eyelid shade on my lower lash line and the crease shade in my outer crease. I applied the eyelid shade with a dampened brush thinking it would pop more, but it didn’t. It just ended up looking dull. The crease shade too. I kept trying to pack it on hoping for it to pop even a little, but it just wasn’t happening.

I applied the other 2 eyeshadows the way they were intended. Those worked out much better. In the end I was pleased with my look, but if I’m being honest I was hoping for a little more color. If only they had applied the way they swatched this quad would have been perfect! You can see a look I created with Hasta La Costa Baby below. I applied the browbone shade on my eyelid and browbone, the transition shade in my crease, the crease shade in my outer crease, and the eyelid shade on my lower lash line.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad in Hasta La Costa Baby
Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad in Hasta La Costa Baby

Overall, it’s an ok quad. I was still pleased with my look, but I really wish those 2 colorful shades popped more. But they did apply and blend beautifully. I was able to create a complete look using just this quad. And for just $2.99 you really can’t go wrong.

Have you purchased anything from the Flights of Fancy Collection? Did anything from the collection catch your eye?

Info

Product: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad in Hasta La Costa Baby
Price: $2.99
Purchase: wetnwildbeauty.com

Derma E Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer

May 10, 2018 | Beauty, Derma E | 10 Comments »


Derma E Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer

Derma E Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer

Derma E Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer

Derma E Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer

I received this moisturizer well over a year ago. I couldn’t wait to try it because it looked and sounded cool. Have you ever seen a black moisturizer before? I haven’t! I tried it a few times and ended up packing it up before our move. When I unpacked it I placed it in my drawer with the other moisturizers. I had forgotten all about it. Until I was running low on my go-to moisturizer and had to use a backup until I got it replaced. That’s when I rediscovered this gem.

The Derma E Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer is described as a silky, lightweight formula that rehydrates, replenishes, and detoxifies as it helps to shield your skin from every day impurities. It contains lots of minerals and natural toxin fighters such as Bladderwrack, Activated Charcoal, Green Tea, and Aloe Leaf. It’s free of parabens, sulfates, gluten, gmos, and oils. It’s also vegan and cruelty free.

I’ve got quite a few favorites from Derma E. I’ve tried quite a few moisturizers. Some I liked and others I really didn’t care for. I didn’t exactly have a favorite in that category. Until I started using the Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer on a regular basis. This is easily one of my top 5 products from the brand now. Here’s why. It does pump out black. It has a gel-like texture. When you start to rub it in it starts by moving around and you can actually see a bit of the black spreading all over. Once it’s fully rubbed in the black is no longer visible. My skin is left feeling a little tacky afterward, but after a while it feels so soft and looks bright and hydrated. It works beautifully under makeup. But what really sold me on this moisturizer is how it helped to soothe my sometimes red and irritated skin.

If you have super sensitive skin like I do, I highly suggest trying this out. It might seem a little odd at first, but once you get used to it you will see how great it is. It has done wonders for my skin. Being a beauty product lover and having sensitive skin is tricky. You want to try all of the products, but you never know what’s going to set your skin off. So any time I find a product that actually helps to soothe my irritated skin I feel like I’ve hit the lottery. And I did the moment I rediscovered the Derma E Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer.

Have you tried the Derma E Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer? What moisturizer are you loving at the moment?

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

Info

Product: Derma E Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer
Price: $29.50
Purchase: dermae.com

e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette

May 3, 2018 | Beauty, e.l.f. | 6 Comments »


e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette

e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette

e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette

e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette

e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette

Swatches

Boy do I love me a pretty highlighter! It took me a while to finally get my hands on the e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette, but it was so worth the wait.

This beautiful highlighter duo contains 2 complimentary shades in Coffee and Cream. One offers a nice subtle glow and the other a more sun-kissed bronze glow. Both are nicely pigmented. My swatches are just one swipe! They’re so soft and buttery that they just glided onto my skin. I mostly use the lighter shade which I’m assuming is Cream. It’s more subtle and natural looking, but it’s no lightweight. She packs a bit of a punch. I think the darker shade is a little too dark for me right now, but I can see it working nicely come Summer.

e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette

The packaging is what really caught my eye. I’m loving the beautiful rose gold like packaging. It’s so pretty! I really wish e.l.f. would do more pretty packaging like this. Because it looks super nice sitting on top of my vanity! I love displaying the prettier pieces in my collection.

You can see the e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette in action below.

e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette

Overall, I’d have to say this is easily one of my favorite products from e.l.f. Everything about this highlighter is a win to me. The beautiful packaging, the mirror, the shades which can be used together or individually, and the quality. I’m very impressed.

What’s your favorite e.l.f. product? Have you tried the e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette?

Info

Product: e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette
Price: $8.00
Purchase: elfcosmetics.com

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