Friday, 27 November 2015

First Impression: Meow Cosmetics Lush Blush

Hello Princesses!

Today I'm going to be talking about the Meow Cosmetics Lush Blush! I picked up a few of these blushes because they are supposed to be glowy and dewy without being glittery!
What Does It Do?
 "A beautiful indulgence: 

vital, youthful and fresh, a must have blush!

LushBlush: saturated in vivid wet hues, moist and creamy to the touch, with an opaline sheen of glowing lustrous color.  One light sweep at the cheekbone is all you'll need to complete your look.  They are completely unlike any other blush we have ever offered.  Lush Blush provides a glowing flush of color to the cheeks with no sparkle to distract from their rich healthy glow, just an effortless dewy wash of pure color."(1

 Hugs & Kitties
 Pure light pink for fair skins or as a highlight on darker skin
I really don't like think shade, it's just too pale and metallic. It doesn't look natural at all, and mostly just looks like shimmer. Not a fan!
 Cool pink with a  hint of lilac
I actually adore the colour of this blush, but again, the shimmer turns me off. The colour is a really lovely mauve shade which is really flattering for my skintone, but the white shimmer really accentuates my pores, even though I'm using a pore filler primer here! ><

 Warm & Fuzzy
 Soft peach
This was probably the most flattering blush shade, but mostly because it is similar to my own skin tone. In the harsh ring light you can't really see this blush doing much for my skin. You can however see it making my foundation looking flakier than usual, awesome.

Would I Purchase This Product?
No, I still don't like the glitter/shimmer in these blushes! I really liked the colour of Liason, but the shimmery formula just isn't for me unfortunately. I found that all three shades made my skin look worse (not usually a problem for me!) so I won't purchase the full sizes of these blushes.

I would definitely recommend these blushes for any Princesses that are looking for Cruelty Free shimmery blushes! ^.^

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Review: Etude House Tear Drop Liner

Hello Princesses!
Today I'm going to be talking about the Etude House Tear Drop Liners! I've been steadily collecting these since 2012 (whaat) and now that I've finally located the last shade for a reasonable price I can finally review all four shades! ^.^
"Etude House Tear Eye Liner is a shimmery liquid eyeliner that brightens eyes with a delightful sheer, sparkling finish. The thin brush applicator comes with a mini tip for precise and mess-free application. Apply it on the lower lash line to make eyes appear bigger and doll-like, for a charming wide-eyed, innocent look.

Directions: Apply to lower lash line for a brighter, wider looking eye. Or add to the top for a pop of sparkle and shine."(1)

The packaging of this product is cute, but impractical. I struggle to stand them upright because the cap is too long and heavier than the base. The applicator wand is very long and thin, making it hard to get an even application, resulting in chunky glitter.

1: White Tear
White Tear contains bright sliver and bronze glitter, and has the thinnest formula out of the four. It's super subtle and suitable for everyday wear.

Looking straight on it's a little difficult to see the tear liner at all, but from a side angle you can see the pretty glitters in all their glory! I like this shade, but it's so subtle that it can't really be seen in photographs.
Super subtle shimmers, perfect for everyday cute eye bags!
2: Silver Tear
Silver Tear has dark silver and bronze glitter, though is mostly composed of a thinner shimmer.
Again, this shade doesn't reflect that well from front on, but it provides are gorgeous bright sparkle from side on. This shade doesn't look chunky on the eyes and has more shimmer than full on glitter. (Lenses are GEO Fresh Brown).
Pearl Tear is predominantly pink and white shimmer with some bigger chunks of glitter.

This shade is a little more prominent than the previous two and looks really cute when I smile and puff up my Aegyo Sal. This shade is quite thick which makes it look brighter, but it also makes it flake off quicker. I use this shade if I want a bright inner corner highlight for a short period of time.
I adore the puffy eye bag/Aegyo Sal look!
 4: Sunlight Tear
Sunlight Tear has bright gold and bronze glitter, and is the thickest and brightest out of the four shades.
Sunlight tear looks lovely on they eyes, not too bright but still sparkly! I like that they included a warm toned colour as the other three shades are quite cool toned.

Here is a comparison of all of the shades on my eyes! You can definitely see the difference in texture and colour.

What I Love
- Good range of colours
- Mostly inexpensive
- Easy to use
- Look super cute on eye bags!
- Last well on the eyes (the thicker the application the more it will flake)

What I Don't Love
- Can turn out looking chunky/flakey
- A little hard to store due to the packaging

Final Thoughts
I absolutely adore the Etude House Tear Drop Liners, though I feel like if they repackaged them I would like them a lot more. In comparison to the Dreaming Swan Eye Volumers, I prefer this thinner applicator over the massive doe foot applicator on the Eye Volumer, but the Eye Volumer has much better outer packaging. These Tear Drop Liners look gorgeous on the eyes, last really well (unless you build it up too thick and then it will flake off) and they're quite easy to apply. I haven't really found anything else that is quite as nice as these tear drop liners, but I'm sure that I would review and compare them if I do find some in the future! ^.^

I would definitely recommend these Tear Drop Liners for any Princesses looking for a tear liner that is easy to apply, cutely (though irritatingly) packaged with a good colour range!

Monday, 23 November 2015

Fail or Holy Grail Review: Skinfood Gold Kiwi Serum

Hello Princesses!

Today I'm going to be talking about Skinfood's Gold Kiwi Serum! I actually had a couple of tester sachets of this Serum and I disliked it so much that I thought I would include it as a Fail First Impression Product!

"Skinfood Gold Kiwi Serum uses gold kiwis to restore and renew your skin, while providing moisture and whitening results. It protects your skin from darkening from exposure to the sun."(1)  
There's not too much to say about this Serum other than it gave me wild cystic acne and not much else. It's supposed to whiten the skin, but I saw no brightening effects from this Serum, but. It does moisturise quite well, but almost to the point where it doesn't quite absorb fully if I applied too much.

What I Love
- Inexpensive (around $15USD)
- Moisturises quite well

What I Don't Love
- Caused cystic acne
- Very slow to absorb
- No whitening/brightening effects

Final Thoughts
My main dislike of this Serum comes from the fact that it caused cystic pimples to form on my skin, but otherwise I just found it a little useless. I didn't think that it whitened or brightened my skin at all, and it was quite slow to absorb fully into the skin, either leaving a greasy layer on the skin, or adding an extra 5mins into my skincare routine. I actually can't recommend it to anyone because I seriously don't think it does anything at all that a regular moisturiser can't do.
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