Beauty Product Reviews

This palette is addicting...Literally??

Scientists say that chocolate has addictive properties due to the release of dopamine in the brain that occurs when we even THINK about chocolate. After having this palette for a while, and enjoying the smell of these cocoa infused shadows each time I open it, I can confirm that to be true! It has quickly made it's way into my daily routine, and is now my go-to eyeshadow palette for neutral looks.

With it's perfect combination of matte and shimmery shadows, the possibilities are endless when creating great looks, and because of this versatility, this palette stands alone. Although this is primarily a nude themed palette, they even gift you with a little pop of matte pink (Strawberry Bon Bon) and shimmery purple (Candied Violet) for color!

This EASILY competes with Urban Decay's Naked campaign, and I hope Too Faced keeps adding to their list of candy-themed products. The packaging will draw you in, the quality will make you stay, and the scent will have you coming back!

It's like an at-home spa day.

With it's refreshing coconut scent, this mask will leave you yearning for summer. The instructions say to leave it on for 10-20 minutes (your face will feel that refreshing tingle), dab off the excess with a tissue, and rub in the rest to moisturize further. Personally, I felt it was WAY too heavy to leave on. My face literally felt sticky when I tried to use it like a moisturizer, so I’m sticking to using it as a mask. This is a perfect product for people with severe dryness or if you’re just feeling a little dry patch/flakiness. You can feel the after effects even after you’ve washed it off. I didn’t even feel need to reapply a night cream afterwards. I woke up the next morning & my skin still felt extremely hydrated.

Conclusively, I'd say clients with dry skin will be the most likely to get their money's worth out of this product. However, I have oily skin and I still love it. So treat yourself, and try this mask!

This kit will revolutionize your cleaning routine.

My worst, bad beauty habit has always been waiting until ALL my brushes are dirty to start cleaning them. I’ve never liked the tedious process of cleaning my brushes until I bought this Parian Spirit cleaning set.

The jar has a mesh liner in the bottom, used for getting the residue out of the brushes. The little spray bottle is magic for quick sanitation, but the big bottle does the real work.

Upon first use, I knew immediately that this was going to be a life saver. The cleanser seems almost as if it’s drawn to the residue in your brush, and practically PULLS the makeup out of the brush. Compared to my old routine of water, soap, and cheap cleanser, this reduced my cleaning time to less than 20 minutes for 20 brushes.

This product also has an incredible citrus scent, that smells EXACTLY like fresh oranges instead of terrible chemicals. Overall, I’m beyond pleased with this product & will be re-purchasing as soon as possible.

Perfect brow-filler!

I've been dying my hair red for years, constantly trying to find the perfect bold red brow product. Before discovering this miracle product, I was using Sugarpill's Love+ shadow, and it looked nice, but it just didn't attach to the hair the same way this brow powder does. It's long-lasting, and it doesn't stain my eyebrows. I will definitely buy this product again, and recommend it to anybody looking to go bold!

Great for all eye concerns!

I’ve tried many high-end eye creams (Murad, Clinique, Benefit, etc.), and this is by far my favorite. I feel like it’s a “one-stop-problem-solver” as far as eye creams go. It’s targeted more towards dark circles, but considering Maracuja oil is also great for fine lines, it’s got you covered there too, not to mention that it’s very moisturizing. After two nights of using this product, I noticed my under-eyes were a lot less “sunken-in” in appearance. I usually get kind of dark around the inner quarter of my eye (probably due to dehydration) and this product quickly reverses the damage. Try it for yourself, I highly recommend it!

Shockingly good!

I was very skeptical about all the hype surrounding this mud mask, but I can definitely say that it’s one of the best results I’ve seen from a mask treatment. As you can see in my photo, you can actually see the spots where it’s pulling the impurities from your pores. I didn’t leave the mask on for very long (maybe about 8 minutes) & I’d say there was a noticeable difference in the size/clarity of my pores. I have terrible blackheads on my nose & chin area and of course they weren’t completely cleared, but I’m rather impressed. The best result, for me, was my skin appears so much brighter & more fresh looking than before. Overall, I’d say I’m happy with my first use experience. If you don’t have really bad blackheads though, it’s probably not going to be worth your money. I definitely recommend going to your local Sephora and getting a sample. You might be as surprised as I was!

Beautiful but not matte!

This lipstick is beautiful, and one of the best. That being said, I feel like this isn't really a matte lipstick. As you can see in my photo, there's still a bit of shine to my lips. There's nothing wrong with that, it's just that I bought this expecting it to be matte. I've always preferred matte finish lipsticks because they're so long-wearing, and I was disappointed to find that this doesn't quite stay on as long as, say, a MAC matte finish lipstick does. In conclusion, if you're looking to buy a truly matte lipstick, I'd skip this one.

Clever packaging!

Companies are forever messing with mascara wands trying to make them more convenient & easier to use. I feel like CK One has successfully done that here. Normally I use two separate mascaras for my top & bottom lashes. One with a volume-enhancing applicator shape for the top lashes & one with a small, skinny applicator for the bottom lashes. This product allows me to use only a single tube for both. By twisting the top of the lid, you "scrunch up" the applicator allowing for a totally different application by making the bristles closer together, and twisting back, they become farther apart. Overall, I think this is a great idea!

Couldn't live without this product.

Initially, I was apprehensive about purchasing a $30 liner, but since I've always struggled with tight-lining I figured this would be a great help. Not only does it work wonders for filling in all the gaps, but I find myself using this eyeliner for everything! I do a lot of full face makeup art & face paint, and this helps me add little details I never could've imagined being able to pull off without it. I never find myself having to shake it up, product always flows smoothly from the tip. Also, you barely have to apply any pressure on your eye to get a good line. This is an all-around great product, and even though I just purchased it about a month ago, I know I'll purchase it again & again once I run out.

Great hold.

This is the only hairspray I've used that lives up to it's claim of EXTRA strong hold. I have extremely thick hair, and it keeps my up-do's & curls nicely in place. Even after having curls for a day, the next few days my hair is still filled with nice waves. The only problem I have with this product is the packaging. I've had about 3 containers of this hairspray & the sprayer on every one of them goes crazy after a few uses. I'm constantly having to un-clog it, & sometimes it starts spraying straight up into the air? Overall, that's only a minor issue, and I do love this hairspray.

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