EMPTIES | Products I’ve used up & would I repurchase? | Katrina S

THIS WEEK we are comin’ in hot with an empties segment featuring drugstore and high end beauty products (but mainly drugstore). I think it speaks volumes to a product review when you use an entire tube of it. What are your thoughts on the aforementioned? Agreed? Disagreed? LMK below!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in ‘made it’
Nature Love Aromatherapy body wash – https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Love-Mo…
Ren Pure Coconut Argan dry shampoo
Batiste dry shampoo
Olive Oil hair conditioner – https://www.amazon.com/Olive-Oil-Cond…
Kirkland brand makeup remover wipes
Maybelline Fit Me loose setting powder in ‘fair/light’
Herbal Essences bio-renew dry shampoo in ‘revitalize’
Maybelline Fit Me matte and poreless foundation in 110 and 115
Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation in ‘nude ivory’
Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer in light neutral
Maybelline Fit Me concealer in the shade 15
Maybelline Superstay Better Skin concealer in ‘ivory 10’

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Ride or Die $5 Liquid Lipsticks + SWATCHES

“I’m lookin’ at you, Wet n Wild.”

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Ooookay. I’ve been meaning to dive into these magnificent lippie products for awhile now. Let me just start by saying…

THESE ARE FIVE DOLLARS.

Do I need to say anymore? No, probably not. The Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks are sweeping the drugstore shelves. The color payoff is outstanding, the lasting effects are all day, and the formula is very comfortable. I do not consider these liquid lipsticks tacky to the touch, and they glide on beautifully after one or two coats. It feels like I’m wearing nothing. I wouldn’t go so far as to say they dupe the Too Faced melted matte lipsticks, but they come pretty damn close.

The shades I have: Rebel Rose, Nice to Fuchsia, and Berry Recognize.

First up we have Rebel Rose, a deep pinky nude perfectly paired with any makeup look.

Second, we have Nice to Fuchsia, a brighter/bold fuchsia color that adds a pop of color to any neutral eye look.

Lastly, the third color is Berry Recognize, a deeper berry (almost vampy) lip color that adds a bold look.

PROS:

  • incredibly long-wearing
  • intense color to make as bold of a statement as you desire
  • decent shade selection ranging from nude to bold/vampy (13 colors)
  • comfortable formula that lasts through eating, drinking, and a day of errands
    – Can I just say Nice to Fuchsia lasted me through an entire all-you-can-eat-and-drink brunch full of mimosas, pancakes, chips and guacamole, and more drinking
  • $5

CONS:

  • I have none, except that I don’t own every color by now!

I think everyone could benefit from buying at least one shade in this range. I hope Wet n Wild keeps these forever and expands the range so we can be blessed with more options to #slay our nights out.

Did you like these? Did you hate them? Are there other drugstore products similar to these for a similar price? Please let me know so I’m not missing out!IMG_20170402_151816

 

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Magical Makeup Monday: Wet n Wild Foundation Review

“I have likes and dislikes.”

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For a couple weeks now I have been testing out the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation, which retails for $5.99. I picked mine up in the shade Nude Ivory (which has a neutral undertone).

I have some pros and cons to this foundation, and I’ll explain why. I have combination/oily skin, with an exceedingly shiny t-zone as the day progresses. Tbh, I jumped on this foundation train after watching Casey Holmes review it in a recent “Wear Test” on her YouTube channel. Her claim was that it applied nicely and held up fairly well on oily skin. Overall, she liked the way it wore throughout the day, and would give it a two thumbs up. And for $6, I can’t say I disagree with her!

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PROS:

  • blends nicely with a sponge
  • buildable
  • fantastic selection of shades in the range of skin tones
  • applicator makes for an easy swift application to face (without creating a mess on the back of your hand or end of your sponge/brush)
  • stays relatively matte for 7 hours


CONS
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  • I can’t use this foundation with a brush, it just doesn’t blend out evenly and ends up looking patchy
  • light coverage – don’t plan to conceal any red blemishes or acne scars
  • there is a scent to this foundation, not necessarily “chemically,” but it’s there


Who would I recommend it to?
Those looking for a light-coverage, light-wear foundation. I think people with dry skin as well as oily skin would enjoy this foundation, but I think you get what you’d expect for $6.00, if that makes sense?

Have you tried this foundation?! Would you buy it again? Did you love or hate it, or maybe you felt indifferent? I’d love to hear your opinions, as I haven’t decided if I’d like to repurchase it once it’s gone.

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Magical Makeup Monday: NEW Products Review

“Probably one of my most successful tries at new products.”

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I picked up a few things that have been on my “buy next” list over the weekend and figured I’d share some first impressions! We have a gel moisturizer by Garnier and two face makeup products, one by Wet n Wild and another by Rimmel London.

  1. Wet n Wild Photo Focus foundation in shade nude ivory is going to take some getting used to. I like it, I really do! However, it’s more of a lighter coverage foundation than I expected. Watching reviews/tutorials on YouTube gave me higher expectations for the coverage, but I must also speak to how buildable this foundation is. I was able to apply a second coat and cover more areas without achieving cake face status.
    Price: $5.99

2. Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel Cream for normal/combo skin. It’s too early to call it, but this could prove to be a game-changer. Not only that, I could see this becoming a holy grail product. As a girl with oily skin, I look for lighter moisturizers. I completely understand that oily skin still needs hydration, but I would like to try my hand at a gel moisturizer. A little goes a long way, so I’m hopeful the jar will last awhile! Beautiful packaging for a decent price, too.
Price: $5.99

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3. Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 004 (sandstorm) proved to be just as good as everyone claimed it was. Definitely helped my skin stay matte, and applied beautifully. It appears there are only 3 shades: transparent, 004 – sandstorm, and 005 – silky beige, but surprisingly sandstorm worked well for me with the Wet n Wild foundation.
Price: $5.69


Update
: tried this new combination of products and wore it for 7 hours. My thoughts? Incredible! I can’t nail down which product might have helped conceal my shiny t-zone, but they may have all worked in conjunction. I’m going to keep experimenting with each of these individually.

Has anyone tried any of these products? Did you see similar results? I am loving them, and if I continue to do so, they will be repeat purchases.

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