e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer

March 7, 2019 | Beauty, e.l.f. | 8 Comments »


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e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer

e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer

e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer

e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer

e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer

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e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer

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I really try not to fall into the hype surrounding new products, but I admit that sometimes I do get sucked in. When I heard everyone raving about the e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer and saw that it was sold out everywhere online, I started my hunt. I finally tracked them down at a Walmart.

So what’s the big deal about this primer? It’s said to be a dupe for the Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer. I haven’t tried the Tatcha primer, but I assure you that it’s on my wishlist. I was able to test it out in person at Sephora, but unfortunately they were sold out. Let me tell you, it smelled amazing! The e.l.f. primer doesn’t smell like much of anything.

The e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer is infused with squalane that they claim helps grip makeup for all-day wear while protecting the skin from moisture loss. It’s very soft and creamy and just melts into the skin. A little goes a long way, but I didn’t feel like it gave me trouble while trying to spread it out. It spread out nicely and evenly. It did help my makeup to go on nicely, but that’s pretty much where the pros end. My makeup started to break up after only a few short hours. I always get a full days wear with my go-to primers. I guess you can’t complain much over an $8.00 primer, but it kind of makes you wonder about all of the hype. Maybe I’m missing something?

Overall, I’d have to say that the e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer was just ok. I do love the idea of it and it did apply nicely. But I’m going to need a primer to last more than a few hours. I suppose it’s ok if you’re running out to the store real quick, but if you’re planning to wear this to work you might be disappointed. And I shudder to think of how this will hold up in the Summer.

Have you tried the e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer or the Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer? What are your thoughts?

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Product: e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer
Price: $8.00
Purchase: elfcosmetics.com

Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette in Natural Beauty

March 4, 2019 | Beauty, Pixi Beauty | 4 Comments »


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Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette in Natural Beauty

Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette in Natural Beauty

Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette in Natural Beauty

Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette in Natural Beauty

Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette in Natural Beauty

Swatches: Sheer Sand, Metal Mauve, Petal, Antique Rose, Rose Clay, Metallic Rose

Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette in Natural Beauty

Swatches: Deep Taupe, Foiled Bronze, Soft Brown, Chocolate Brown, Cocoa Shimmer, Bronze Gleam

My friend and I do this thing where she will suggest different looks for me to try. Usually it’s something I wouldn’t do on my own. I think it’s a fun way to try something different. And I’m always up for a challenge. Last week she suggested I try a nude eye look with a bold wing and bold lip. Since I had just received 2 of the new Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palettes I figured it was the perfect time to break them in. The Natural Beauty Palette was my first choice.

The Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette in Natural Beauty contains 12 eyeshadows in both matte and metallic finishes. For a nude palette these shadows are incredibly pigmented! The metallics are so creamy they just glide onto your skin. The mattes are on the soft side and needed to be built up a bit, but they applied and blended beautifully. I love how they also included a nice brow bone shade. There’s no need to reach for another palette.

Even though this is a neutral palette there are a few beautiful rose gold shades and even a really nice bronze shade. I really wanted to try out that Metallic Rose, but my friend did say nude so I decided to hold off. For now. You can see my neutral look below.

Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette in Natural Beauty

For this look I used Rose Clay and Soft Brown in my crease, Petal on my lid and inner corner of my eye, Sheer Sand on my brow bone and Chocolate Brown on my lower lash line. While this isn’t something I would normally wear, I do love how it turned out. I think it’s a really nice change. And it’s definitely wearable.

Overall, I’d have to say I love the Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette in Natural Beauty. It’s a gorgeous neutral palette that contains a few metallics that can take your look from simple neutral to full on glam.

Have you tried any of Pixi Beauty’s eyeshadow palettes? Which one is your favorite?

*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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Product: Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette in Natural Beauty
Price: $24.00
Purchase: pixibeauty.com

IT Cosmetics Your Desert Island Must Haves

February 28, 2019 | Beauty, It Cosmetics | 6 Comments »


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IT Cosmetics Your Desert Island Must Haves

IT Cosmetics Your Desert Island Must Haves

IT Cosmetics Your Desert Island Must Haves

IT Cosmetics Your Desert Island Must Haves

I swear IT Cosmetics makes the cutest brush sets! I can’t help but scream a little whenever one lands on my doorstep. I’m a very generous person. Whenever I get more than one of a single item I’ll happily share with a family member or friend. I’m ashamed to admit that it doesn’t apply to my IT Cosmetics Brushes. I probably have like 3 of the Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection No 7 Brushes and refuse to part with them. Even though my first one has been washed dozens of times and is still as good as new. I’ll probably never even need the others. But I mean you never know.

IT Cosmetics Your Desert Island Must Haves

The IT Cosmetics Your Desert Island Must Haves Set contains:

  • Powder Brush
  • Contour Brush
  • Highlight Brush
  • Travel Makeup Bag

This 3-Piece Complexion Brush Set comes in the cutest palm tree printed travel makeup bag. It’s lightweight and easy to clean. I can see this working well for the beach or if you’re pool-side. The handles are a beautiful bronze shade and the brushes are just as soft as their other brushes. They claim their brushes deliver airbrushed results every time and as a fellow IT Cosmetics brush hoarder, I can tell you that it’s true. Their brushes are the only ones I can use on my sensitive skin. And they are cruelty free to boot!

Their brushes are usually very pricey so I feel the $35.00 price tag is a great deal. If you’re looking for a nice brush set I highly recommend trying one from IT Cosmetics. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

IT Cosmetics Your Desert Island Must Haves
IT Cosmetics Your Desert Island Must Haves

IT Cosmetics also included the cutest water bottle. These water bottles are so cool. They are lightweight and collapsible. It’s made from 100% food-grade silicone, is BPA and plastic free, is leakproof, can accommodate ice cubes as well as cold and hot beverages. They also donate 10% of the profits to The Rainforest Trust. I’m also digging the IT Cosmetics personalized lid. It’s a really nice touch. And I’m pretty sure I just found my new favorite water bottle!

*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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Product: IT Cosmetics Your Desert Island Must Haves
Price: $35.00
Purchase: ulta.com

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