Thursday, October 29, 2015

Review | ELF Mattifying Blotting Papers

Who remembers the $1 blotting sheet packs from ELF? I sure do, I still have a few backups in my stash drawer. Recently ELF has released the new and much improved Mattifying Blotting Papers ($5), which is a plastic compact that includes 25 blotting papers, a full size mirror, and an adhesive sponge applicator that truly makes this product unique from other blotting sheet packs out on the market.
"These innovative blotting papers are infused with translucent powder to help mattify skin and absorb oil without disturbing your makeup. The unique sponge applicator's design makes touch-ups easy and helps leave skin looking refreshed and shine-free. The chic portable case is perfect for all your daily or on-the-go beauty adventures!"

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Review | Anastasia Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

I feel like I should have reviewed this palette much sooner... like when it was still easy to find for purchase. It looks like most websites have it sold out, and since this is a limited edition palette, I'm afraid it won't be restocked. The Anastasia Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette ($30) is a fantastic palette, so if you do spot it for sale, I absolutely recommend it! It features twelve wearable shadows, a mix of matte, shimmer, and sparkle. The pigmentation is fantastic all across the board, especially the rich black. My favorite quality of the palette is the sparkle shadows, they have a shiny glossy look to them, I'm completely in love with Pink Champagne and Chic!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Review | Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil

[pr samples]

Who loves brows? I love brows! (let's be honest, what don't I love in the beauty department? LOL!) For the past couple weeks, I've been exclusively using the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencils ($32) in Ash and Natural Black. These are a mechanical design, aka twist up, with a handy spooly brush end for grooming. This will sound silly, but I really like the quality of the spooly brush, it is sturdy and soft so it efficiently blends out the pencil application while keeping brow hairs tamed. The pencil tip has a unique triangular shape - takes a little getting used to, but holymoly it is very useful! I use the very tip for my tail ends, creating fine hair-like strokes, the widest angle to fill in the random bare spots inside the body of the brows, and the long edge to straighten the base of my brows and accentuate the top arch.
"Buildable formula combines powder, pencil and wax to create the look of naturally fuller, defined brows in one easy step."