Wet N’ Wild Palette Review!

Hello beautiful people!
I hope you guys had a fabulous weekend! I went out to celebrate my best friend Amber’s champagne birthday. It was so nice to spend an evening celebrating with her and all of the people closest to her!

Last week I was wandering around my local Rexall, and I noticed the Wet N’ Wild display was fully stocked, so obviously I had to take a look! I’ve heard great things about the Wet N’ Wild shadows but, I had never been able to get my hands on any, until now!

I picked up the palette 738 Comfort Zone, which comes with eight shadows.
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The left side is very neutral, with the brow bone shade being a pale cream, the eyelid shade is a gorgeous pink-champagne, the crease shade is a deep brown, and the definer shade is a gorgeous cranberry-plum colour. This side would be great for an everyday look or, you could even smoke it out by using the two darkest shades!
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The right side has more cool toned shadows, with the brow bone shade being almost a silvery-gold colour, the lid shade is a pale green (which to be honest I probably won’t use too often), the crease shade is a black with silver glitter particles, and the definer shade is my favourite in the palette. It’s a bronze-copper shade, but it has almost a blue iridescence to it, in the pan it looks slightly blue, but when it’s swatched it’s so incredible! This shade all over the lid would make for a very sexy look!
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The great thing about this palette is if you’re just starting out, the shadows literally tell you where they need to be placed on the eye to achieve a gorgeous look but, if you’re a little more comfortable with shadows, obviously you can mix and match the shades to create whatever kind of look you want!
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The consistency of these is honestly like butter, they are super smooth and velvety with great pigmentation for a drugstore product. They last a long time, especially with a primer underneath, and they blend really well, not to mention the price of this palette made my jaw drop. I paid $4.99 for this baby. $4.99! I can’t believe the quality of these based on the price, literally for the price of a latte you can have 8 incredible eye shadows, that will allow you to achieve countless looks!

If you see these in your local drugstore, I would highly recommend picking them up! Even as a gift for someone, because for that price you really can’t go wrong!
Let me know if you’ve tried these out, or any other recommendations you guys have!
Until next time,
xoxo
-Lo

The Top 5 Brushes I Think Everyone Should Have!

Hello beautiful people!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
I didn’t get up to too much. Carmen and I went out for dinner Friday night, which was absolutely delicious! Other than that we have a very relaxing couple of days!

Whether or not you’re just starting out with make-up, or if you’re a pro, there are five brushes I think everyone should have in their collection to achieve a gorgeous look!

1. A dense buffing brush
I personally prefer this kind of brush to apply foundation, because it really allows you to work the product into your skin. Doing this gives you a flawless look, as opposed to flat headed foundation brushes, which I think just sort of paint the product onto your skin, and then it just sits on top of your face.
These are two of my favourites, the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, and the #56 Sephora Pro Airbrush foundation brush.
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2. A big powder brush
These kinds of brushes are great for multiple uses. You could use them for powder, blush, bronzer, or even powder foundation, and you can find this kind of brush in pretty much any price range.
I have the Real Techniques multi-tasker brush (what an appropriate name!) and the Sonia Kashuk powder brush.
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3. A small headed contour/blush brush
I like to use this kind of brush to apply blush to the apples of my cheeks, also to contour. The small heads allows me to get under my cheek bones to add definition, and it also allows me to put my blush exactly where I want it.
I like to use the Sephora face contour brush for blush and the Real Techniques duo-fibre countour brush to contour.DSCN1491

4 . A fluffy blending brush/crease brush
I’m grouping this kind of brush in general, because they are absolutely amazing for 3 purposes. You can use these fluffy brushes to apply shadow all over the lid, to your crease, and to blend (with a clean brush, of course), which are the three keys to a beautiful eye make-up look.
I use the MAC 234 to apply shadow in the crease, the MAC 217 to apply shadow all over the lid, and the Sephora pro blending brush to blend.
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5. An angled brush
These are such great brushes to have in your collection because they are so versatile, you can use these to apply brow products, gel eye liner, or powder along the lash line for definition.
My favourites are the MAC 266 and the Sephora slanted liner brush.
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What I love about these brushes; is that each one of them could be used for multiple aspects of your look.
If you only had these 5 brushes, you could still achieve a beautiful, flawless make up look.
Let me know what you think!
Until next time,
xoxo
-Lo

New Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Review

Hello beautiful people!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend; and if you live in Toronto I hope you got to work/school safely, because we got 15cm of snow last night and the roads are crazy!

I recently picked up a couple of the new Revlon Ultra HD lipsticks, and as with most products, they have their pro’s and their con’s.

I can’t say a single bad thing about the actual lipstick itself, the formulation is super creamy and smooth, with incredible pigmentation.
When you apply this to your lips, there’s no skipping, no patchiness, one swipe of the bullet distributes an even and beautiful wash of colour on the lips.
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I went with the shades Geranium and Rose.
Rose is a very natural brown-pink that is just slightly darker than my natural lip shade, and Geranium is a bright orange-coral that I think is going to be perfect for spring and summer!
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These lipsticks smell nice, sort of floral with a hint of vanilla. They’re hydrating and lovely, but they don’t stay in place for hours. I needed to re-apply after eating and drinking, but aside from that these are fabulous.

Now, let’s talk about how awful the packaging is. It’s just clear plastic which I don’t really like, but the bullet doesn’t screw all the way to the bottom, so unless you put the lid back on absolutely perfectly, you’re going to scrape the product. Then you’re going to get lipstick all over the inside of the packaging, which looks messy and gross.
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I just feel like all the other Revlon lip products have more luxurious packaging, and these just look a little bit cheap.

The product itself is amazing, which is why I will continue to use these, I’m just disappointed in the design of the packaging.

Let me know if you’ve tried these and what you think!

Until next time,
xoxo
-Lo