Review Now! Lancôme; CILS Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base

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This is a conditioning base for your mascara, which will add extra volume to your lashes! All you need is one swipe of this amazing mascara base to maximize your favorite mascara. This product is very conditioning to your lashes and is infused with micro fibers and vitamin E. Your lashes will look longer and fuller. The white base will make your black mascara look even more dramatic! If you’re looking for a product that will give you some extra volume and condition your lashes I recommend your try this product!

 

Before and After using this product:

As you can see in the above photos, there is a big difference when using this product. I used Loreal Paris; Voluminous Lash Paradise in mystic black this is one of my go to mascaras. My lashes felt very conditioned, and this product made my lashes longer and I love it! I had never used a mascara base before trying this product. I will most definitely be using this product a lot!

 

How to use this product:

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Apply this product from the root of your lashes to the ends. Do NOT wait until this product has dried to apply your favorite mascara. This will create a smooth clump free application. You can also apply this as a conditioning mask to your lashes at night.

 

About this brand:

“Lancôme epitomizes the French Touch with feminine, effortless, Parisian-chic beauty. With luxurious textures, cutting-edge active ingredients, high-potency pigments, and sensual fragrances, every woman can feel unique, empowered, and chic.”

 

Ingredients:

Water, Oryza Sativa Cera/Rice Bran Wax, Cera Carnauba/Carnauba Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D’abeille, Stearic Acid, Candelilla Cera/Candelilla Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Triethanolamine, Palmitic Acid, Acacia Senegal/Acacia Senegal Gum, Panthenol, Sodium, Polymethacrylate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylparaben, Peg/Ppg-17/18 Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Simethicone, Rayon, Polyquaternium-10, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polycaprolactone.

 

Personal Opinion:

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I received a sample of Lancôme; CILS Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base in my January 2018 Play! By Sephora box, I fell in love with this product after using it one time. I now find myself reaching for this product a lot. It adds so much length and volume to my lashes I just cannot get over how awesome this product is. I had never used a mascara base before this product, and I now will start using mascara base. I like the fact that this product conditions your lashes, I feel like our lashes need some extra love and this is a great way to do so. I rate Lancôme; CILS Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base five of five stars! If you’re looking for a product to add extra volume and length to your lashes I highly recommend that you try this product!

 

 

Where to purchase:

https://www.sephora.com/product/cils-booster-xl-super-enhancing-mascara-base-P128706

 

 

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Review Now! Smashbox; Photo Finish Primerizer

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This primer works as a primer and a moisturizer all in one product. It is a lightweight primer that dries in seconds and will lock your make up in place. This product will hydrate your skin for 24 hours, leaving your skin feeling super soft and smoothing your skin to make sure that it is makeup ready!

 

Which skin type is this product good for?

  • Normal
  • Dry
  • Oily
  • Combination

 

This product is a solution for:

  • Dryness
  • Dullness and uneven texture
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

 

Research results:

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In a consumer study, after 1 use-

  • 97% said it feels lightweight
  • 87% said skin felt intensely hydrated
  • 91% said their makeup went on flawlessly

In a consumer study, after 1 week of use-

  • 90% said it delivered a high level of hydration
  • 88% said it helped makeup look good
  • 88% said it helped makeup last all day
  • 89% said their skin felt hydrated throughout the day
  • 89% said their skin felt softer and smoother
  • 93% said their skin felt comfortable all day
  • 98% said it did not leave a white cast on their skin
  • 91% said their skin looked fresh
  • 86% said their makeup looked better
  • 96% said it didn’t change the color of their foundation

 

How to use this product:

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Apply one to two pumps of this product to your finger tips and smooth all over your face. This product can be used with a moisturizer or in place of a moisturizer.

 

What this product is made without:

  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Sodium lauryl sulfates
  • Oil
  • Fragrance
  • Talc

 

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Sodium Polyaspartate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Caffeine, Trehalose, Sorbitol, Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

*Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

 

About the brand:

“Live for lipstick? Won’t pose without primer? Smashbox is a beauty brand born in an L.A. photo studio. Their cruelty-free makeup is made to stand up to hot lights, long days, and real life—so you look good in any light and every photo.”

 

Personal Opinion:

I received a sample of this product in my January 2018 Play! By Sephora box, I fell in love with this primer after one use! I have dry skin and this winter here in Ohio is doing its damage to my skin. After applying this primer to my face, I noticed that it was very light weight and I love that about this product. I instantly felt hydration on my skin, when I applied my foundation it went on amazingly and looked flawless all day! This is the first high end primer that I have ever used and I have to say that I am very impressed! I like the fact that this product is cruelty free and vegan! I rate Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer five of five stars!! I recommend this product to anyone who is looking to add hydration to their skin.

 

Where to purchase this product:

https://www.sephora.com/product/photo-finish-primerizer-P421232?skuId=1974252&icid2=products%20grid:p421232

 

This review is NOT sponsored all opinions are MY own.

 

 

 

 

 

Review Now! February 2018 Ipsy Glam bag

 

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So, I received my ipsy bag over the weekend I’m very excited to try all the products that I got this month. I feel as if this months bag design is my favorite I love the black lace on top. I feel as if this bag is one that I will carry with me a lot.

 

February 2018 Ipsy glam bag theme:

Each bag has its own theme, and this month’s theme is “Unzipped”. I really like the theme because its about feeling beautiful in your own skin, I feel as if this is something very important we all should feel beautiful in our own skin. Take a moment to read the card that came in this month’s bag.

 

About the bag:

The bag is a beautiful nude pink color, and along the top of the bag there is a piece of black lace. The material of the bag is soft feeling, which I really like. The zipper is in the shape of a circle and says “ipsy” on it. I am in love with this month’s bag design its very flirty and beautiful perfect for Valentines day.

 

The five products that I received:

  • OFRA COSMETICS Liquid Lipstick in ipsy Unzipped
  • TRÈSTIQUE Mini Eye Pencil in Swiss Chocolate
  • BIOBELLE Perfecting Primer Facial Mask
  • MARSK Loose Eyeshadow in Foiled Again
  • LUXIE BEAUTY Blending and Shading Eye Brush 249

What is Ipsy?

“When you join our Glam Bag program, each month we’ll send you 5 deluxe sample or full-sized beauty goodies (including makeup, skincare, hair care, and nail care), packed in a stylish makeup bag. Once you get your Glam Bag, you can follow along with tutorials by our Creators, check out tips and tricks on ipsy.com, and share your own looks and videos with the ipsy community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. You can also take advantage of special benefits we offer only to ipsters, like daily ipsy Offers (flash sales), Points rewards program, and monthly Giveaways. The Glam Bag is only $10 a month, or $110 for an annual membership*. Shipping is free in the U.S. and USD $4.95 for bags shipped to Canada. *Price may vary slightly depending on specific promotions we’re running.”

Source: http://help.ipsy.com/customer/portal/articles/1465221-what-s-a-glam-bag-

 

Personal Opinion:

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I am very excited to try all products that I received in my bag this month. I was very happy when I seen that I got the Luxie brush, I love brushes, and this is the first one that I have gotten in my Ipsy bag. I have never tried a face mask that primes your face, I think this is a very interesting concept and I am excited to see how this works. I have also never used a loose pigment eyeshadow before, and I am super excited to try this product and see how it looks on the eyes. The brown eyeliner is also very interesting to me because I have never tried a brown eyeliner before I always wear black eyeliner, it will be fun to try out this eyeliner. I love getting products that I have never tried before because it broadens my makeup skills. I am in love with makeup subscriptions, and I find that this is a wonderful way to build up your makeup collection. I rate February 2018 ipsy glam bag five of five stars! Ipsy is doing great for me.

 

My February 2018 Ipsy Unbagging video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSQ21Qx4rRI&feature=share

 

Want to subscribe to Ipsy?

Are you interested in subscribing to Ipsy? I will provide a referral code below you can click on and sign up for Ipsy. If you use my referral code it will give me points. https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=ppage_ref&sid=link&refer=131ca

This review is NOT sponsored all opinions are my own.

Review Now! BELLAPIERRE COSMETICS; StayPut Brow Gel in Licorice

This is a long wearing brow gel that is also water proof. This brow gel will provide a beautiful natural looking brow. This product goes on very smoothly and is very long lasting. This product comes with a little brush on the top of the bottle which just pops off, so you can do your brows. This product could also be used as an eyeliner.

 

How to use this product:

  • Start by using a brow brush to comb through your brows.
  • Apply small strokes of this product where you see gaps following the direction of your hair growth.
  • Apply this gel by brushing your brows upwards to blend everything together.

 

About this shade:

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This shade is a darker brown color and would work well for people who have dark brown or black hair. This color is pigmented and gives your brows a very nice natural look.

 

Ingredients:

Ceresin, Microcrystalline Wax, Beeswax, Lanolin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Caprylyl Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492).

 

Personal Opinion:

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I received this product in my January 2018 Ipsy glam bag. I had never used a brow gel before receiving this product I usually use eyeshadow on my brows. After using this product, I don’t think I will ever use eyeshadow on my brows again. I love how this product looks when it is applied to the brows. It goes on smoothly and looks very natural. The fact that this product comes with a brush on the top of the bottle is very nice and makes it very convenient for carrying in your makeup bag. I find this this product lasts me all day, and a little of this product goes a long way. This product alone was double the value of what I paid for my Ipsy bag so that is also another plus on this product. I absolutely love trying new makeup items and this product is something I see myself reaching for a lot. I rate BELLAPIERRE COSMETICS; StayPut Brow Gel in Licorice five of five stars. I highly recommend this product you if you like brow gel’s then I feel as if you would like this product.

 

Where to purchase:

https://www.bellapierre.com/stayput-brow-gel-licorice.html

Review Now! Thebalm cosmetics; Mary-Lou Manizer

 

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This is a beautiful highlighter that can be used for many different things. This highlighter can be very subtle or can be built up depending on the look that you are going for. This is a beautiful warm honey color highlighter. This is a cruelty free product, which is something that I really like!

 

Ways to use this product:

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  • This product can be used along the top of the cheekbones like you would any other highlighter
  • As a brow bone highlight
  • In the inner corner of the eye
  • Along your collarbones to add depth
  • Used as an all over the eye lid color

 

Pros and Cons:

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Pros;

  • Buildable to be subtle or a higher impact glow
  • Affordable
  • Goes on smoothly
  • Pigmented
  • Beautiful shade
  • Multiuse product

 

Cons;

  • Not as long lasting as I would like
  • A little chalky

 

Ingredients:

MICA, ISOEICOSANE, POLYETHYLENE, BORON NITRIDE, POLYISOBUTENE, PTFE, SILICA, SYNTHETIC WAX, DIMETHICONE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDE (CI 77491).

 

Personal Opinion:

I got a sample size of this product in my January 2018 Ipsy glam bag. This is my first time trying a product from Thebalm cosmetics, I have heard a lot of good things about this brand. So this is a multipurpose product which is something that I really enjoy. I love having a product that can be used for multiple thing, so this is really nice. This is a highlighter that would be good for an everyday look, I like to wear this product to work because it can go on and be very subtle however, it does provide a nice glow. I am not in love with this product but I do like it. I personally would not go out and purchase the full size product I would rather purchase a highlighter that is more blinding. All in all though this product is very good for a subtle glow. I rate Thebalm cosmetics Mary-Lou manizer a 4 out of 5 stars. If you are looking for a subtle glow highlighter then I recommend that you try this product.

 

Where to purchase:

https://thebalm.com/products/man-681619700583?variant=16601887558

Review Now! So Susan – Liquid matte in Raisin flesh

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So Susan liquid matte lipstick is an amazing liquid lipstick! This product does not dry your lips out, which I really love about this product. I just hate when I apply a liquid lipstick and it dries my lips out. The one that I am featuring in this review is in the color raisin flesh, which is a beautiful berry color there are six different shades that you can choose from I will list those below.  So Susan liquid matte lipstick is a very long lasting liquid lipstick, it lasts me all day and does not wear off when eating or drinking. This product does take a about a minute or two to dry down but once it does it will not budge. Did I mention that this product has an amazing smell? It smells very fruity, and I like that about this product!

 

Different Shades:

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  • Chocolate Berry
  • Moon Nude
  • Peach Nude
  • Pumpkin
  • Raisin Flesh
  • Caviar

 

Why this product is hydrating to your lips:

This product is made with several ingredients that will keep your lips hydrated while wearing this liquid lipstick those ingredients include

  • Olive Oil
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Chamomile extract

 

Reasons I love this product:

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  • Beautiful matte finish
  • Very long lasting
  • Super pigmented
  • Not sticky
  • Hydrating
  • Cruelty free
  • Does not flake
  • Does not transfer
  • Affordable price

 

How to use this product:

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You would apply this product like you would any other liquid lipstick or lip gloss. Starting with the middle of your lip and going outwards do this on both lips and let it dry.

 

Ingredients:

isododecane, ethylhexyl palmitate*, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax **, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil**, silica dimethyl silylate, silica**, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter**, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract**, panax quinquefolium (american ginseng) root extract**, fragrance (parfum), sorbic acid (acidum sorbicum)**. [+/- (may contain/peut contenir) mica**, titanium dioxide (CI 77891)**, iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)**, D&C red no. 7 ca lake (CI 15850)]

 

Personal Opinion:

So, I received this product in my January 2018 Ipsy glam bag, I have to say that I was very excited because I love liquid lipsticks! This color is absolutely stunning, it lasts on my lips all day. I like when a product is long lasting because I hate having to reapply my lipstick throughout the day. This product has a nice smell to it which I think is nice, this is my first time trying a product from the brand, So Susan and I am very impressed. I rate So Susan liquid matte in raisin flesh five of five stars. I highly recommend this product to you if you are looking for a long-lasting matte liquid lipstick that will last and not dry your lips out.

 

Where to Purchase:

https://www.sosusan.com/products/liquid-matte?variant=34519361286

 

 

Review Now! Cake by cake beauty – Heavy cream intensive body balm

 

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This body balm melts into your skin leaving it super soft and hydrated. The smell of this body balm is so delightful, without being over powering. This product is made with Aloe Vera, coconut oil, shea butter, and green tea extract which will smooth, soothe, and hydrate your skin. This product is sure to hydrate your dry skin, it has done wonders for my hands during this hash winter in Ohio. If you are looking for a body balm that melts into your skin and does NOT make your hands feel oily then I recommend that you try this product.

 

How to use this product:

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Apply a small amount of this product to your hands/body and rub in. The smell of this body balm will remain on your skin for a long time. A little of this product goes a long way, remember that when apply to your body.

 

The Scent of this product:

So, the scent of this product is vanilla and shea butter. When I seen that this product was going to smell like vanilla I was a little concerned because I am not a fan of the vanilla scent. However, I LOVE the smell of this product the two main scents compliment one another very well leaving a delightful scent, that will last a long time. I find the scent calming and relaxing.

 

Things to know:

  • This product is cruelty free
  • Made without Parabens
  • Made without Phthalates
  • Made without GMOs

 

Ingredients:

water/aqua/eau, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, stearic acid, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, dimethicone, cetyl alcohol, fragrance (parfum), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, triethanolamine, tocopheryl acetate, carbomer, tetrasodium edta, panthenol, cocos nucifera (coconut) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, benzophenone-4, bht, propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate

 

Personal Opinion:

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I got a sample of this product in my January 2018 Ipsy glam bag, I was very happy because I love trying out new lotion type products. My skin really needs the hydration right now! This product absorbs into your skin very fast and leaves your skin super soft and hydrated. I like to apply this body balm to my hands before I got to sleep the smell is very calming. I rate Cake by cake beauty – Heavy cream intensive body balm five of five stars. I recommend this product to you if you are interested in trying a new body balm that hydrates your skin and has a delightful smell.

 

Where to purchase:

https://www.cakebeauty.com/products/heavy-cream-travel-balm