Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Product Review -- Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid

I've had pretty decent luck with the Josie Maran products that I've tried.

I can't say that any of them have really blown me out of the water -- except maybe her old Argan Oil Tinted Moisturizer, which was my favorite tinted moisturizer of all time but has since been discontinued -- but none have been complete fails.

At the end of the day, I think that's a pretty good track record.

So when the brand came out with the Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation about a year or so ago, I was definitely interested in checking it out but didn't feel the need to rush out and buy it right away.  I waited, getting distracted by other new foundations that hit the market -- until recently when I came across a review that touted it as being fabulous for dry skin.

And when I saw that there was a shade that actually looked light enough for my very fair skin, I definitely had to bite the bullet.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Product Review -- Too Faced Life's a Festival Eye Shadow Palette

When I first saw the photos for the Too Faced Life's a Festival Eye Shadow Palette, I was pretty adamant that I wouldn't be buying it (or anything else from the collection for that matter).

First of all, it features a brighter color scheme that I usually wear so I didn't imagine I'd get much use out of it. And secondly, I wasn't really a fan of the packaging and theme.

Don't get me wrong -- I don't have anything against unicorns per se, but I'm just not particularly into them.

(Though I do I admit I've been absolutely obsessed with the animated version of the Peter S. Beagle novel, The Last Unicorn, since childhood. It's just so good!)

And the packing seems a little cutesy and gimmicky in my mind, so it seemed like a hard pass for me.

But then, I started seeing photos of the actual shadows, and despite being a more colorful shade range, something about them started to speak to me. It was mainly the red, pink, and orange shades that drew me in, but the purples and blues were kind of persuasive too.

So on a whim, I picked up the palette -- and I've got to say, I definitely like it more than I ever thought I would.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Product Review -- NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

I swore that I wasn't going to buy any new foundation until I finished some of the ones already piling up in my drawer, but as soon as I heard about the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, I knew I wasn't going to be able to follow through.

What can I say? I'm weak for any foundation that promises radiant skin.

I mean, NARS describes the foundation as: "Natural, radiant finish, transfer-resistant, sweat-resistant, fade-resistant, non-drying" -- sounds pretty good to me.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Product Review -- Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette and Amrezy Highlighter

Maybe it's just me, but I feel like Anastasia Beverly Hills has really been cranking out the eye shadow palettes in a hurry lately.

There was the Subculture Palette (which, unlike a lot of people, I liked just fine) near the end of  last summer and then the Prism Palette for the holidays (which I also liked quite a bit) -- and now, in time for spring, there's the Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette.

While I liked both the Subculture and Prism Palettes, both color schemes were pretty intense. The Soft Glam's shade range, on the other hand, is right up my alley -- all bronzey, gold, rosy, and neutral tones that are just lovely.
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