Saturday, March 31, 2012

Review: Pop Beauty "Aqua Lacquer - Melted Peach"

Song Addiction: Rolling in the Deep by Adele. 
Anyways! This is was in my Fall Haul like wayyyy back, but I finally got around to reviewing it! This is like one of the first Pop items I've tried, and I have to say, it's pretty good! I love how different it is from almost every other lip glosses; it's just very unique! It's great for the upcoming spring/summer because it's such a pretty and light gloss!
Rating: 8 out of 10
Color: Melted Peach
Me: I usually hate wearing any lip products because I don't like the feeling of it, and it's just too troublesome! But when I do, this is probably one of my favorite lip glosses. I love how watery and non-sticky it is, and because of the mint, it cools your lips and adds a little plumping effect. This looks great on top of a lipstick too because it adds a little pretty shine :) 
Repurchase: Yes; I would definitely love to try this in a different color!
How-to: Just put this on top of your bare lips or on top of a lipstick/stain for a pretty shine!
Price: $14; I think it is a tad pricey, but not over the top pricey because this is like a drugstore brand almost. Do I think it's worth it? ...not really actually; It's not something that's super glam; it's just a normal everyday lip gloss.
Quality: It leaves your lips soooo moisturized, and it lasts a very long time! I wore this and then I accidentally fell asleep, and when I woke up, it was still on! The only thing I really don't like is the color pay-off; you can barely tell the difference on your lips! You can see very fine shimmers in the tube, but you can't really see them on your lips.
Smell: It has a sweet minty smell that's not too strong! Very soothing scent that's not totally in-your-face.
Texture: This gloss is very watery! It feels a little sticky when you apply it on, but once its on your lips, you can't feel that it's sticky at all! Feels like nothing!
Packaging: The packaging style is very unique because it's in a tube, but it has an applicator too! The applicator is super duper cool because it's like a spatula! Its very easy to use, and great for the gloss texture itself because you'll never get too much on your lips. And the tube is very sturdy and convenient to carry around! 
Amount: 10 ml. / .34 fl. oz.



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Review: EcoTools "Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set"

It's March already!! Time flies! It's almost time for the summer time or spring break and traveling is something that a lot people will be doing during those breaks! So here's a review on a travel set of the EcoTool's brush set for eye makeup. Let's get started! 
Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Me: Now who doesn't like convenience?! This was actually my first "brush set" and it really did me well because everything is just very basic and easy to carry around. I currently own a lot of EcoTools brushes and they're soooo soft; I love them! I always have this mini brush roll with me whenever I travel or go somewhere because it's small and it just contains very basic tools.
How-to: On the back of the original packaging, it lists the brushes and their uses, but I wanted to share how I use these brushes too!
    Blend: This is one bigggg brush! It's like almost the same size as my thumb! If you try to blend with this brush, all your eye make-up literally goes away... Unless you're packing on a solid dark color, this brush is terrible for blending. HOWEVER! For travel I like to use this to apply BLUSH even though its small, it's easy to blend the blush around!
       Highlight: I personally would use this brush for BLENDING because it's just like your typical fluffy-blending-brush! It does a pretty good job at blending and giving a soft effect.
       Crease: BEST BRUSH in this whole roll! It's so easy to use to do your crease because it's at an angle so it creates the perfect shape. I love love love this brush!
       Shade:  This is quite small for a shading brush because you can't really pack on a whole lot of color or anything. It's good for applying color on your lids or smudging. 
       Smudge:  This is a decent brush for smudging because it does the job, but it's just a little too fluffy to get a good control of 'smudging'. 
Price: $7.99; that is a really good price for this set because it has your essentials and the brush quality is really soft! *Don't forget any coupons or promotions so you can get this at a cheaper price!
Quality: The brushes are soooooo soft and the handles are really nice as well, I really like
that they have the different brush names imprinted on the side.
Size: 6 brushes
Packaging: The packaging of the brush set itself is really convenient because it folds out to a section with the brushes (each held by a stretchy band) and it has a small rectangular mirror (the mirror isn't very clear).  The canvas material gets dirty really easily and looks really bad after a while, so you have to wash it... It's really easy to take around though because it's small and contains really basic things.

Overall: If you're a beginner or someone that just doesn't wear a lot of makeup, this MIGHT be a good little set to take with you just to have brushes to use at your convenience when you do wear make-up. But if you already have many brushes and stuff; you should SKIP this.