Natasha R.'s (NRakiah) Beauty Product Reviews
I was surprized that I did not like this foundation, I heard so many good reivews on it - I thought for sure I'd love it also.
I did not like the way the foundation went on my skin, it wasn't soft, smooth and easy to blend. It felt very heavy on my face and did not sit nicely.
I was extremely disappointed in this foundation
I was looking for a pencil brush and I saw this one in a cosmetics store so I decided to buy it for about $10CAD.
I soon realized that this was a really big pencil brush and it's kind of hard to get right into my crease with it, it spreads the shadow a bit higher than I would like - Because the brush is so round, it's hard to get a precise "V" in your outter corner.
The bristles are very tightly packed and dense, I like that about the brush. It also picks up a good amount of shadow.
I will probably buy a smaller pencil brush in the future, but I am glad I ended up getting this one aswell, it's good for a quick look when you want some added depth in the crease.
Go to palette!
I do a neutral look for everyday and this is deff my GO TO palette! All of the colors are super pigmented and soft. I absolutely love the colors that come in these palettes and it's also very affordable. I paid about $12CAD for mine and I would deff buy more in the future!
The one con about this particular palette is that the lightest color in the palette, known as the highlight, is not very pigmented and doesn't stay on my lid for very long. The other colors though, stay on ALL day without fading!
Great for dry skin!
I have dry skin so I am very picky when it comes to liquid foundations but I honestly can say this was one of the best liquid foundations I have ever used.
It has light-medium coverage that's buildable and has a very dewy finish. In some light, you can actually see tiny bits of glitter (I think) that reflect light and give you a glowing look. The packaging also is great, I love the lockable pump!
This is a great foundation for people with dry skin, but if you have oily skin, I wouldn't suggest this product. If you prefer matte finishes, then steer clear of this foundation :)
Overall, I do think it's a bit pricey but I am not an everyday liquid foundation user, so I think this is a good product for me. I won't be spending much money of it :)
I cannot believe how insanely pigmented these shadows are!
I bought my first duo about 4 years ago and I still buy them, I always gravitate towards these HIP Duos in the drugstore. The color combos are so pretty and for the price? I couldn't ask for me.. Except maybe actual singles of these shadows :) But I wont complain!
I believe that I would actually choose some of these colors over my MAC eye shadows surprisingly. The pigmentation is stronger sometimes.
I really enjoy this nail polish and the color range!
I can't wait to get more colors
They are super affordable (I get them for 2 for $3!)
The pigmentation is good in these nail polishes but I find some colors are thinner than others, which is no problem. I layer my nail polish anyways :)
I find the drying time with these polishes pretty quick and they glide nicely onto your nails.
I know every mascara works totally different of every person but this mascara is the best one I have tried so far! I have very long and straight lashes and this mascara actually gives me so much volume aswell as length!
I think the name Falsies is true, my lashes do look fake with this mascara!
I would not necessarily say this is a must-have for people, because like I said before, every mascara works differently on everybody.
I absolutely love everything about this liquid liner!
The formula is so smooth and silky, it just glides onto your lid so easily. The pigmentation is also extremely dark, I bought Carbon Black and it lives by its name. The long handle and tiny bristles makes it effortless to create thin, straight lines in one sweep across the lid.
I doubt I will buy another liquid liner in the future, unless L'Oréal does the unthinkable and discontinues this product D=
Not too bad!
I really love the consistency of this primer compared to other drugstore brands. It blends out perfectly and smells lovely! I know some people are not fond of fragrances in their facial products, so that bothers you then I don't advise to buy this product. It's not a bad smell, but just very noticable, esspecially when applying it.
This product smoothes out fine lines and pores well and makes your skin incredibly soft to the touch! I do think it helps your facial products stay on longer than without a face primer, but I know there are better primers from high end brands.
For a drugstore brand, I do think it's one of the better ones though! And also worth the price, I bought mine for $15CAD and a 2-for-1 pack that came with the Skin Matching Make Up.
At first, I did not see any difference in my hair and the definition of my curls, but after 2 weeks I saw a huge difference in the definition and actual structure of my curls! This product made my hair so silky soft, reduced all frizz, and totally redefined my curls! It also has a lovely smell to it :)
A little bit of this product goes a long way, so you might find that it is a bit pricey, but it's totally worth all the money!