Amanda R.'s Beauty Product Reviews
Bought 2 of These
I bought this palette for myself so that I could try it for a while before adding it to my kit. I've never been disappointed with UD products. Needless to say after using this product nonstop for about a month it was a definite addition to my kit. It's perfect for bridal makeup since it is matte so that the flash photography doesn't pick up any shimmer and make the bride look like a disco ball.
This color actually shows up on my dark hair! I was a bit worried it wouldn't and since all the testers were gone at ULTA I took a chance. It is a bit messy when applying it, but nothing gloves and a smock won't fix. Once hairspray is applied there are no worries of the color bleeding. However, I wouldn't dance in the rain with it.
Similar to Ruby Woo
I love this lipstick! I have one for me personally and I keep one in my kit. This color looks great on all skin tones. I like to add some dark liner to the corners of the lips and a bit of white in the center to enhance the beauty of this color. The staying power is amazing! You can't beat this for the price and quality.
Very moisturizing with sheer color. I got the peach parfait, berry smoothie, and red velvet. I love them all, but for more drama the red velvet looks amazing with thick liner and false lashes for that night on the town. Peach parfait just gives my lips a nice sparkle and glow without the sticky of a gloss. Berry smoothie is like my natural lip color only amped up. So, I definitely recommend these to anyone!
No Makeup Day Salvation
This is the most amazing moisturizer. Gives a slight tint and glow. When I use this under my makeup it makes my application flawless, and on those weekends I let my skin "rest" it gives enough coverage to go out into the world with confidence. I always get compliments on my skin when I use this :)
I use this on all my clients, especially for weddings. This stuff is the real deal and ensures the longevity of your makeup. I don't use it on myself that often because I noticed in the ingredients that it does contain some harsh chemicals that my sensitive skin won't tolerate well. But on those hot days or nights that I know I'll need to look my best for a long time I always reach for this. Great product!
Less Expensive than BB
This is something that will basically do the same thing as the infamous beauty blender. Granted, I love the BB, but for the price it's a bit flimsy to me. I've found that it tends to fall apart faster than this Sonia Kashuk one. I love my sponges for that flawless foundation application.
Couple of Things
First off, I LOVE the shadow brushes. They are magnificent quality and honestly the larger shadow brush I use to blend out my concealer. It works perfectly for that! However, the liner brush and angled brush leave me a little disappointed. The liner brush is far to big for any sort of detail and the angled brush is a bit frayed (at least mine was). I've also never seen either pixiwoo sister use either one of these brushes in their tutorials. I'm wondering if they feel the same? Maybe they could show an example of a good use for these 2 odd brushes; especially the liner brush due to it's extremely large size.