Julia E.'s (julia) Beauty Product Reviews
Excellent glitter polish
'Set in Stones', really amazing silver glitter top coat polish that is SUPER sparkly. In the clear liquid there is large circle glitter pieces and much smaller silver pieces. It is a bit thick but I think that's a bit necessary for having so much glitter in it, it applies very smoothly and no pieces stick out. One coat will result in a good scattering of sparkles, and about three coats will cover your nail completely with the glitter pieces.
(Two of my posted videos here use this polish!)
I love this set, it's all I use right now! All of the colours look fantastic on their own or combined (in any combination, not just the suggested looks!). Very easy to apply; I actually use my fingers for an easy swipe across my eyelid for the lighter colours, and it still looks amazing.
Neutral scent, fresh
I'm not good with identifying purfume fragances, and so I find it a very neutral but fresh scent, also I think rather gender neutral as well. (Not flowery/fruity, and not aftershave-like either) I do find that it doesn't seem to stay on me for very long, since I can never smell it on myself after an hour of putting it on, but I have had a few compliments on the scent, so I guess it did stay on!
The lid doesn't fit over top the spray mechanism.
Huge eyelashes are the result every time!
I think the best part of this mascara is the thick brush. It gets every lash and covers them completely, making my eyelashes look ridiculously long. The formula is a bit clumpy but I wiggle the brush around at the base of my lashes and then it spreads everything out nicely.
My favourite blush to use!!
I really love the Tarte cheek stain, I've had Blushing Bride for a few years now. I think it's a lot easier to use than powder blush, I just pat it on my cheeks, rub it in for 1 second and it looks perfect. It looks a lot more natural than powder blush as well because it blends in with your skin more.
It lasts all day for me, but the only downside to it is that it feels sticky on my face, and sometimes my hair has actually gotten stuck on it. I don't put on a lot either.
My favourite eyeshadow!
Fantastic colour, so sparkly!! Not as sparkly as Midnight Cowboy Rides Again though, its more of a toned down sparkle.
It stays on for a good amount of time, but needs carefull application. I go for a general smudge of colour, so I apply it with my fingers, but then it falls onto my cheekbones. If you want a more neater look, I highly recommend a wet brush, otherwise the sparkles get everywhere.
The colour is a very pretty neutral beige. Sometimes on my really pale skin beige around my eyes make me look ill, but this one is light enough to not do that at all.
BLUE is amazing
I love black lashes, but for something fun I tried the Azure Blue and I LOVE it. I don't wear it all the time because it is a really bright blue, but I wear glasses so it doesn't stand out as much behind the lenses. However wearing this mascara makes me feel happy because it's such a fun colour to wear!
It goes on nicely, and make my lashes look just generally long, but super thick.
I tried on the Black at a Sephora, and it worked so well, very 'showy' lashes. The blue probably does do the same, but its harder to tell because the blue is not as definitive as the black.
The price is a little expensive, but I bought it at Sephora with a discount. And I think it's worth it since it makes me feel good :)
Good for Concealer
I don't use mine a lot, but when I need something a little more substantial than powder to even out red spots this is very handy. It goes on super nicely!