Kristina H.'s (heartstrung) Beauty Product Reviews
An absolutely stunning palette for an absolutely affordable price
I heard about inglot through god ol YouTube, and of course was immediately interested in the product. I was hesitant for a long time about purchasing as I was not able to see the products first hand, so I held off for a bit. I heard through the grapevine that there was an inglot counter at Macy's in the mall I frequent. Upon a bit of searching, I found the counter and though the packaging doesn't seem like much, the colors themselves, are phenomenal. Some colors are a bit on the chalky side, which is hard to avoid with matte colors but nothing unmanageable. I also took this palette with me to Hawaii and packaging is so easy to travel with and even though the lid is held on by magnets, it feels very secure! I am elated with the product and can't wait to expand my collection with more inglot colors. So many original colors from vibrant neon colors to neutral, earthy shades. I can see how this palette would also be helpful for makeup artists, especially bridal because you can pretty much arrange the best palette for the occasion. Worth so much more than you have to pay!
Highly pigmented with amazing application!
I know it is hard for many people to spend that extra money on blush.. well.. because blush is blush.. right? No, you couldn't be more wrong. This is radiance in a powder form that you can put on your face for only twenty-six dollars (you can't put a price on stunning)! It is basically a miracle that you should consider at least trying on at your local Sephora. But you should save yourself the trip to come back for it later and just buy it on the spot. I now have two colors, Ambition and Allure and though there is the detection of shimmers in the powder, it does not make your face look like studio 54 threw up on you. Some tips with these blushes- be light handed, it is very easy to go too far, and you could be treading too close to the avant garde advertising they usually feature. These blushers blend like a DREAM but don't slide off your face later. Basically, I'm in love.
My New Love
Like many I had to switch my lash curler because Shu Uemura is no longer available to myself. It took a long time for me to accept that my curler was no longer working as well as it used to and enough nerve to spend another twenty bucks or so on another. After doing some research I decided upon this one. I can definitely say it has a unique shape as far as lash curlers go, it has quite a wide curve as opposed to a rounded ones found on most lash curlers. I have to say I really do enjoy the curl I get from it, it doesn't "bend" my lashes which is nice, it gives it an even , CURVED curl. Overall I am not sad that I spent the money, it is working out better than I had hoped for!
Pricey but Striking
I can't find a highlighter that has this exact glow. I can find some that look lovely but nothing that really makes the skin look healthy the way this does. I am shocked I have not yet written a review for this product as it is an everyday item for me. The packaging looks gimicky and cheesy... but isn't that what we have learned to love and embrace from benefit? The sponge applicator at the end of the product is a big fat joke. However, I can't be too upset with it as I feel that the sponge tip applicators that come in all eyeshadow pallets are also a big joke. It is an option in a pinch I suppose, but I rather use my finger. The glow that I achieve with this product always prompts people to ask what my skin care regime/make up I am using because of how "glowy" I look... well... any foundation can give you that look with this wonderful stick. It is like healthy jennifer lopez glow in a tube. Awesome.
I couldn't believe how well these shadows stayed. They are quite pigmented and didn't even crease on me. Unfortunately the duo I got was not really my style so I passed it to a friend who it fit like a glove! I'll definitely look into shades better suited for myself.
I can't believe how awesome this product is. I ordered it awhile ago and started using it recently and it is super pigmented and glides on beautifully. It doesn't slip or slide like I thought it might and it leaves a luster like finish on the lips. I can't wait to get these in more shades. I truly hope this is a product that UD keeps in their line and continues to expand on!
Best everyday gloss
Sometimes a night on a town you want to wear a dramatic evening eye look and you don't want to over do it with overly shimmery gloss that ends up being a sticky mess. Well this gloss won't give you a disco ball mouth. Just a perfect glossy shine. It is pretty sheer but adds that extra oomph to a lip color or bare lips. This is a gloss that goes from daytime looks to evening looks without having to think about it. I can put it in my purse and go. I do love that they matched it to the box-o-powders but I would buy this as a stand alone product.
Also, to sweeten the deal it isn't sticky. All I can say is that this was one of my better investments in the gloss area.
Best for my skin
I think cleansers are one of those things where you know if it works for you or if it doesn't. Well, after running out of my samples of this (yeah... been too lazy to purchase) I look at my skin for the past few weeks... it has really diminished in it's quality. back to where it was before I used this product. I am seeing acne flare ups again so I started using an acne cleaner and now that cleanser is really drying out my skin! It is a vicious cycle. Purity seems to have the right balance for my skin type, so I guess I better go invest in a bottle!
I must say, this applied a lot nicer than I thought it was going to. Almost rivals that of China Glaze! I got this in my "Glam Bag" a month or two ago and I just recently tried it and I am pretty pleased with it. I am not sure where these can be purchased but I see you can buy them on theBalm's website for $10.00USD a pop. It does have the quality of a high end gloss but I am getting terribly tired of paying ten bucks for polish so that is why I docked it a star. Other than that, the polish is fabulous and I cry (on the inside) that I don't have enough money to buy them.
I think that this color really helps give a natural flush to my cheeks. When I wear it I feel like it is a more sophisticated look, as it is not baby pink or overly bright. It just gives me a really beautiful glow. They are pretty pigmented so I so not have to work the product with my brush too much and there is never any extra fall out so it glides on flawlessly. I do have pretty light skin so if I add too much it comes across unnatural but I think this can really work on a variety of skin tones it just depends how much product you use. I am very happy it did not oxidize further on my face. I was worried that it might which would come across muddy. I am excited to try the other colors because I am very pleased with the product as a whole, from the application, the ware to the packaging. They are definitely worth the price you pay for them!