Sunday, July 27, 2014

PIXI BEAUTY Eye Bright Primer REVIEW + Before and After pics


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BRAND: Pixi Beauty
NAME: Eye Bright Primer
SHADE: Nude
DESCRIPTION/CLAIM: "This advanced technology eye shade base ensures extremely long-lasting, no crease, smooth eye makeup - eye shadow & liner stays on longer & true-to-colour. This multi-tasking, light reflecting formula evens out skin tone and brightens tired eyes with its suit-all nude colour. Feels feather light on skin & helps neutralize oily eyelids. Optical pigments are added to diffuse and fill in fine lines and add a sculpted air-brushed finish. Hypoallergenic. Fragrance-free."
(Taken from PixiBeauty.com)
INGREDIENTS: Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Beeswax / Cera Alba, Silica, Boron Nitride, Mica, Microcrystalline Wax / Cera Microcristallina, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Propylene Carbonate, Talc, Methylparaben, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Propylparaben.
AMOUNT: .08 0z
PACKAGING: Retractable pen
APPLICATOR: sponge tip applicator
PRICE: $15- $18.00
AVAILABILITY: Target, PixiBeauty.com

  • An eye primer that promised to make eye shadows last long, prevent it from creasing, fill fine lines, treat and conceal imperfection. 
  • Important ingredients accodring to PIXI Beauty are Silica (softens and conditions the skin) and Microcrystalline wax (smooths out fine lines). I'm not familiar with both ingredients, but it's good to know it has skin benefits.
  • Texture is like a thin liquid concealer. Easy to apply and blend.  It conceals redness and discoloration on my eye lids.
  • Dries to a smooth and matte finish. Non sticky and make eye shadows easier to apply and blend.
  • It does a great job in absorbing the oil on my eyelids in the beginning, but I experienced creasing after 3 hours of wear. 
  • It didn't really make the eye shadows more vibrant. 
  • The shade Nude blends onto my medium/tan skin tone well.

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Before
I applied neutral eye shadows on my eyes.

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After
I experienced creasing after 3- 6 hours of wear.




This eye primer is just okay. I've tried better ones. I like it's ability to conceal discoloration on my eye lids. I like the texture and how it allow eye shadows to blend well. But I don't like how it made my eye shadow crease after 3 hours. Perhaps it would work best with less oily lids.

Too Faced Lip Insurance Primer REVIEW + before and after pics

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NAME: Too Faced Lip Insurance Primer

DESCRIPTION:  "Prep your pout with a hydrating, quick-drying formula that pampers while it primes. Locks down lip color, ensuring it won’t feather, fade or transfer, even through the most challenging, late-night  make out  sessions." (taken from TooFaced.com)

PRICE: $19.00 (full size .15oz)

INGREDIENTS: Isododecane, Silica, Talc, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isobutyl Methacrylate/ Trifluoroethylmethacrylate/Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Jojoba Esters, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Trihydroxystearin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Triethylhexanoin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Isostearate, o-Cymen-5-oL, Ceramide 2, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Sucrose Cocoate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Mica. *Vegan-friendly (taken from TooFaced.com

AVAILABILITY: TooFaced.com, Sephora, Ulta, 


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I was able to test a sample of the Too Faced Lip Insurance primer. I don't have much experience with lip primers other than applying concealer on my lips, which dries the heck out of them, so I didn't know what to expect. I also didn't think a lip primer was necessary to my already long makeup application. However, after testing it, I quickly changed my mind. This stuff is awesome. Claims are extreme in my opinion, but it's still a good product.

It looks like a lip gloss with the doe foot applicator. It feels creamy to the touch then dries to a powdery matte finish. I applied a little bit on my entire lips and blended it with my finger. I noticed right away that it filled in the natural lines of my lips making it smoother. I lined my lips with a lip liner then topped with a creamy lipstick.

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Here's the before and after photos. This is after 6 hours of wear at a friend's BBQ party. I ate BBQ pork skewers, drank water from a bottle and patted my lips with a napkin. I did not do any touch ups. I didn't experience any color bleeding, but it did transfer on my water bottle and napkin, but as you can see on the photo, the pigment is still there. That's pretty impressive in my opinion.


It's a good makeup product to add in your makeup routine if you have the extra time. It's also best for special occasions where you know you're going to do a lot of eating and drinking. But if you don't have the time, then just skip it.



Have you tried Too Faced Lip Insurance?



DISCLOSURE: Some of the products are given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Soap and Glory "The Righteous Butter" REVIEW

SOAP & GLORY Righteous Butter Moisturizing Body Butter

Photo taken from HSN.com

"The Righteous Butter" by Soap and Glory is my current favorite body moisturizer at the moment. That pink tub of luscious, velvety, moisturizing body butter is amazing! I can't get enough of it. I recently had the opportunity to try a sample from the Total Beauty Collection for HSN   I was quite excited to see it in the collection because it's a brand I've been wanting to try it. If I'm not mistaken, it's very popular in Europe and now in the U.S. I'm gonna have to get a full size tub once I finish it.

I have nothing but good things to say about the product. The texture, compare to other body butters I've tried is more smooth and quite velvety. I find it very easy to apply and blend onto the skin. It feels really nice and light yet moisturizing at the same time. My skin felt great! I love the sweet floral scent. It's very strong in my opinion, but I like it. El hubby likes it. The scent stays on for a long time, even the next day. Again, I like it. Someone who doesn't like heavy scented moisturizers might be turned off by it. 

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A deluxe sample is included in the  Total Beauty Collection by HSN for $19.95 FREE SHIPPING  on HSN.com
 or
Buy a full size for $22.00



Have you tried this product?


DISCLOSURE: Some of the products are given to Everyday Makeup blog for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on Everyday Makeup blog are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews 

Friday, July 18, 2014

I'm Going to #BEAUTYCONLA

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I'm excited to let you all know that I will be attending Beauty Con this year. This will be my first time attending, and I'm so excited! I hope to see you all there ^_^


"BEAUTYCON IS A FASHION AND BEAUTY SUMMIT FOR THE INTERNET'S MOST INFLUENTIAL BEAUTY AND FASHION ICONS AND THEIR EVER-GROWING NUMBER OF FANS. BEAUTYCON HAS ALREADY TAKEN OVER LA AND LONDON IN THE PAST TWO YEARS"

"HUNDREDS OF CONTENT CREATORS AND CELEBS WILL COME TOGETHER TO NETWORK, MINGLE, TALK INDUSTRY NEWS, DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF ONLINE MEDIA, AND PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND Q&A'S. THOUSANDS WILL ATTEND BEAUTYCON NYC AND BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS, WATCH PERFORMANCES, CREATE CONTENT, SHOP, PLAY GAMES, LEARN ABOUT NEW PRODUCTS, AND ABOVE ALL, BE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH SOME OF THE INTERNET'S MOST POPULAR BEAUTY ICONS! 


WE WANT YOU (YES YOU) TO BE ONE OF THESE ATTENDEES. WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER AN AMAZING EVENT FOR YOU BEAUTIES AND YOUR BFF'S, SO MAKE SURE TO TELL A FRIEND!

Taken from Beautycon.com

Buy your tickets HERE



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