Jun 29, 2017

Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask

Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Face Mask - Skincare Review - How to Use - Ingredients
Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask ($8)

I am quite obsessed with face masks, and sheet masks in particular are among my favorites.  It also helps that a lot of these masks are available in single-sheet packaging, priced just right to round out my Sephora shopping basket.  My current favorite is the Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask.  I have been using the Belif Aqua Bomb moisturizer for ages now, so I just had to try out this sheet mask variant.  The formula/ingredients are similar to that of the moisturizer, but the essence used in the mask seems like a heavier version of the Aqua Bomb moisturizer (probably because alcohol is missing on the ingredient list here).  If you have normal-dry skin and/or live some place super dry (low humidity, indoor heating, etc.), this could be the perfect mask for you - read on to know more.

Mar 30, 2017

MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow Palette

MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow x 15 Palette - Swatches Photos
MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow x 15 Palette ($65)

MAC In the Flesh eyeshadow palette is a newish addition to the MAC Eye Shadow x 15 range - prefilled eyeshadow palettes featuring 15 eyeshadows.  In the Flesh is a neutral-themed palette with a mix of soft, warm shades as well some that lean more pinkish neutral and of course a few darker shades for a smokey neutral look.  Scroll on for swatches.

Tom Ford Soleil Clutch-Sized Lip Balm (Summer 2017)

Tom Ford Soleil Clutch-Sized Lip Balms - Summer 2017 Makeup - Swatches
Tom Ford Soleil Clutch-Sized Lip Balms - Summer 2017 ($36 each)

The Tom Ford Soleil Summer 2017 makeup collection includes some beautiful products in classy white and gold packaging, and includes generously sized bronzer and blush-highlighters as well as adorable petite lip balms.  The clutch-sized lip balms in this collection are similar in size to the Tom Ford Lips & Boys lipsticks, and while they are smaller than regular lipsticks, they definitely don't feel like tiny GWP minis.  Scroll on for swatches.

MAC Eyeshadow Palettes: Red Hot, Tropical Cool, Semi-Sweet Times Nine

MAC Semisweet Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches Photos
MAC Semi-Sweet Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette ($32)

MAC recently released 4 new Eyeshadow x 9 palettes - pocket-size prefilled eyeshadow palettes with 9 mini eyeshadows.  At $32 each, these do seem like a good deal, though I do think the quality of the eyeshadows included in many of these MAC prefilled palettes don't always seem the same as their regular eyeshadows.  The palettes do have a good mix of colors, and I guess for the price I won't mind a little extra effort with the blending :D  Anywho, scroll on for more photos and swatches.

Mar 17, 2017

MakeupDrop Silicone Makeup Applicator

Makeupdrop Silicone Makeup Applicator - Review
MakeupDrop Silicone Makeup Applicator ($20)* - makeupdrop.com

Something new pops up every other day in the makeup world, and a newish trend that I am seeing quite a bit of, especially on Instagram and YouTube, has been people using the most bizzare (only because I want to use a polite word) items to apply makeup.  I amn't going to list the lot here, but really, some of these beauty "gurus" would do anything for views!  Mini rant over.  Anywho, talking about makeup applicators, I have been trying out something recently - the MakeupDrop silicone applicator - and it's an actual made-for-applying-makeup applicator.  Unlike sponges or brushes, this applicator absorbs zero product and takes barely a second to clean up, but does it deliver a flawless finish?  Read on to find out.