Shannyn W.'s (shannyn) Beauty Product Reviews
I don't know what I do without this retractable brow pencil. I have gone through countless pencils. It gives me great precision and it's very long lasting. I would use brow powder to fill in my brows before but I noticed that it would begin to fade throughout the day. This one stays put! I wish there was a bit more product inside but I will still continue to use this as my everyday brow pencil.
My Favorite Highlighter!
I have read so many positive reviews on this product and seen so many gorgeous photos using this and I knew that I had to try it out. I am so happy that I decided to give this highlighter a shot because I absolutely love it. I wear it everyday! It gives me just the right amount of highlight without looking overly done. It is so beautiful!
I love all of the colors in the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils but this color stood out to me the most. Wearing dark lips has become a staple in my everyday makeup routine so I immediately fell in love when I saw this color. I love that I don't need to use a separate lip liner because this lip pencil also allows me to line my lips with precision. The color payoff is amazing.
It does last all day but the reason that I did not give it a full 5 stars was because it does start showing signs of wear in the center faster than other matte lipsticks I have tried. I can't wait to buy more colors!
My #1 Foundation
I have tried a lot of different foundations out from high end to drugstore brands. I was using another brand for quite sometime but I was noticing that I was not liking how it was turning out by the end of the day.
I first got a sample of Kat Von D's Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Light 44 which was way to light for me. I looked like a ghost! Although I knew that the color was going to be way too light for me I was surprised that I loved how it felt on my face and did not crease or separate anywhere on my face. I finally found my PERFECT match! Light 48 was my color!
A little bit definitely goes a long way with this foundation. One pump can fill my entire face. I typically use my Beauty Blender to apply it all over. This is my daily foundation and I wear it during my long shifts. I love coming home and still seeing how fresh my foundation looks. I have combination skin more leaning towards the oily side and the foundation does not get greased up or fades.
Love this foundation! I highly recommend!
Great for spot treating
The day before a very special day of a scheduled HD filming session I wake up with a pimple the size of a planet in the middle of my forehead. It was one of those pimples that hurt if you even moved your skin. I NEVER touch or pop my pimples so I was in a state of panic trying to figure out what I was going to do with this huge blemish on my forehead.
I decided to try Murad Acne Spot Treatment out because I was in desperate need of results. I applied a generous amount. I felt like I had to layer it a bit to cover the entire area. The next morning I was pleasantly surprised to see that my pimple had significantly shrunken in size! It was not completely gone but it was no longer the size of Jupiter.
Definitely recommend for spot treating those pesky blemishes!
Great liner for tight-lining!
I have recently been using the Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining tool to tight line my eyes. It definitely gets the job done! I also use it to touch up my false lashes if there are any spots that need to be covered after the glue has gotten tacky.
I tried it as a traditional liner but I prefer it for tight-lining only.
Makes a great primer!
I love this moisturizer. This was one of the first products that I tried out from Shiseido and it was totally worth it. My skin type is combo but more towards the oily side. I love how this moisturizer feels on my face and it helps control my shine.
I decided to skip my foundation primer to test out if it really does help reduce surface shine and it worked great! It does not give my skin a greasy look or anything. I will definitely repurchase!
I love Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips. I tend to get blackheads on my nose and I have always used Biore Pore Strips. They both removed all of my blackheads but I have noticed that the Boscia strips apply better on my nose. It stayed applied to my septum where the Biore Strips never stayed on properly and resulted in missing some blackheads.
Easy to use and works great!