Angel C.'s (angel_c) Beauty Product Reviews
LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN IN A BOTTLE!
Though this is not the exact one that I use (I use the purple one), this has got to be one of the best body washes on the market right now! I absolutely adore it. It has a thicker consistency than most body washes, so you know you're paying more for product and less for just water. A little goes a long way too. I just dollpp a little bit onto my body puff and washes my whole body. You can tell just from the lather that it's extremely moisturizing. It's like washing your body with silk! After you rinse it off your skin feels BEYOND smooth, and it lasts long after your shower. This is just amazing body wash!
Great For Summer, Just a Tad Too Small
I love this kit for Summer. It's one of my go to palettes for a smokey eye in the Summer time. Anything bronzed on the eyes just appeals to me during that time. I'm not too big on using a bronzer so I stick to doing my eyes in that tone. I wear these shadows with NYX's Mega Shine Lipgloss in the shade Ice Princess for a great Summer look: Thank you JuicyStar07 for the recommendation!
This palette has an array of gold, brown, bronze, and copper tones. It also has a variation of shimmer and matte colors, even though the shimmer out weighs the matte. Every color however is well pigmented and smooth. They last pretty well with a primer (haven't tried it without), and look great on the eyes.
The biggest down side to this palette is that it's so stinking small! I'm being honest it literally fits in the palm of your hand and the shadows themselves are really small. While the colors and all are great, I've found myself hitting pan a lot faster because of the size. I really wish they made this palette bigger, because I use it A LOT in the Summer.
All in all, I do like this palette and would recommend it to others. BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Buy it off of http://www.cherryculture.com instead of from NYX directly. That way you can get it for $8.50 or so instead of $13. Cherry Culture is a great place to buy NYX Cosmetics for A LOT less! Look into it if you haven't.
Good Lipgloss and Absolutely Affordable
I love to wear this shade of lipgloss in the Summer. It gives a more pinky tone to my lips, but also doesn't over play them if I want to do a smokey eye. I bought this lipgloss after seeing JuicyStar07's video on the "Bronze Sultry Look" or something of that extent (where she used the NYX Bronze Smokey Look Kit). Paired with that kit, it looks amazing! It is definitely my go to look for Summer. The texture of this gloss is not sticky at all. It glides on smooth and feels amazing on the lips. The only bare minimum of a downside to this gloss is that it doesn't seem to last all day. I'd say after like maybe four hours or so, it began to wear off. It's not too awful, but something to think about if you want it to last all night.
Also, you can not only get this gloss from NYX.com, but every so often Hautelook.com will have it on sale for up to 40% off in a bundle kit. And even better than that: http://www.cherryculture.com sales it at ridiculously low prices! Definitely check out that site, they sale pretty much all things NYX at discount prices. Love them!
Best Powder out there for the cost.
I'm a Benefit Cosmetic junkie, and this powder has to be one of my favorite products by them. The name says it all: "Hello, Flawless!" because when you use this, you'll be looking practically flawless.
The powder itself has a silk like texture and goes on smooth. No chalkiness or cracking will happen here like with other powders that usually dry out and crack in the case.
In the case when you flip up the powder, there will be two different applicators. One applicator is a sponge to use for what they call "spot/blemish coverage" and the brush applicator for "a sheer finish". I personally prefer to use the sponge for more coverage.n You literally only have to dot the powder on with the sponge for it to cover blemishes effortlessly. You barely need to use any concealer with this powder. The flat brush that comes with it is soft and helps lay powder on the face in a sheer texture. I use this for when I've finished my spot coverage and want an even texture all over.
This powder is simply amazing hands down! I pair it with Posie Tint and High Beam on top for a fresh and awakened look. You can't go wrong with this powder.
(Sorry for the long review, but every word had to be spoken) <3
My Acne's Worst Nightmare
I literally can't live without this product! Ever since placing this in my daily skincare regimen, all my acne has cleared up. I have even noticed improvement in the appearance of my acne scars. My skin feels absolutely amazing after using this. You'd be amazed how much cleaner this gets your skin than by just simply washing your face alone. I use this every morning and night after I wash my face, and every single times the cotton ball that I use to apply it with comes up having taken off more oil and dirt than my cleanser did. This is a must have Mario Badescu product!
Favorite Neutral Eye Palette
This is my favorite neutral eye palette. It has a great display of neutral colors and even tiny how-to cards for beginners. The colors are highly pigmented and last all day long! I will say that this palette is a bit pricey even though I got mine at discount price off Amazon.com. I love to use this palette when I want to go for a more natural look or for when I do a bronze smokey eye. Great array of shimmery and matte colors. You can't go wrong with this product. I'm seriously thinking about getting this for my future sister in-laws.
Can't live without!
I have a ton of Mario Badescu products, and this is one I definitely cannot live without. At first I wasn't a big fan of the gel like consistency because I was just so used to be cleansers always foaming, but after a few uses I began to love it. It's so refreshing on the face, and it really does get down deep to remove dirt and oil. You will feel refreshed literally within seconds of rubbing this cleanser onto your skin. Plus the scent is very earthy and just makes me feel better about putting it on my skin. It just has that natural scent to it that is refreshing, and makes me feel like I'm feeding my skin a bunch of nutrient rich goodness! It has also helped combat my acne. My face has never looked so good! Thank you again Mario Badescu for being my skin's saving grace!
Love the mask but not so much the balm
This product is wonderful. The mask really does exfoliate your lips, and isn't harsh. It says to leave on for like two minutes then rinse off, but I leave it on for one and then scrub it in for a few minutes and wipe it off with a wet washcloth for added exfoliation. My lips have never looked better! I did however not care too much for the balm. For me it made them feel too slippery. I mean yeah it conditioned my lips and all, but I just didn't like the way my lips felt with it on (and it doesn't taste too well either so don't lick your lips). All in all...this product is well worth the money.
BEST CONCEALER EVEEEERRRRR
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS CONCEALER!!! A lady at Ulta used this on me when applying my makeup and I was amazed at the coverage and finish of this concealer. It covered some pretty big and awful blemishes effortlessly. I use this on blemishes and for dark circles. I actually love this concealer so much that I bought the full sized version AND got it in the Realness of Concealness kit. You just don't know good concealer if you haven't tried this! LOVE YOU BENEFIT COSMETICS <3
Another Benefit HIT!!!
I simply love Benefit Cosmetics' products, and this one is one of my faves. I usually purchase value packs like their Finding Mr. Bright and Realness of Concealness kits where you get sample sizes of a ton of products. Both of those kits came with this product, and I'm beyond enthused with that. This gives you should a nice glow and looks natural. It's like hiding a bit of sunshine in your purse when you carry this with you. I apply this to my cheek line, cupid's bow, chin, forehead, and down my nose for a natural glow. It's definitely the icing on the cake product that everyone should have. Even if I'm not wearing a lot of makeup, I grab for this to give myself I "wake up call" because it truly livens up your face. Buy this product, you won't regret it!