Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wet N' Wild Pop Art Craze

If you keep up with the beautysphere, I'm sure you've heard more than enough about Wet N' Wild. If you're in the States, you may or may not have heard of their Spring/Summer collection, Pop Art Craze. I have seen this collection, full of bright, bold colors, all over YouTube this summer. I was a bit skeptical to try these out, and didn't even give it much thought. The PX on our post rarely gets in new items as far as makeup goes, so I knew my chances of getting these in my hands were slim to none. 

Much to my surprise, when browsing the makeup isle at our PX, there were one of each of the six limited edition trios. I really wanted to get all of them, but the other three were a bit scary to me, so I left them on the shelf. The three that I picked up were (from left to right) Hard Being The It Girl, A Regular At The Factory, To Muse And Carouse. Seeing these names, I am pretty sure these are influenced by Andy Warhol. 

I absolutely love these! I am a very strict neutral girl when it comes to my shadows, but I really wanted to try to mix things up. I feel like the shades I picked up are perfect because they're half bold, half neutral. All of the shades are matte, which is LOVELY, besides the brown, which has the slightest bit of shimmer. Like all Wet N' Wild shadows, these are so buttery soft!

Hard Being The It Girl is a very lovely trio! The blue is absolutely beautiful, and is the perfect amount of pop against the other two shades. Personally, I would probably reverse the pink and yellow, because I think that pink is a smidgen too bright as a brow bone color. My only complaint is that the yellow is a tad powdery. This is a problem I've found in the lightest colors of all three trios. You jut have to make extra sure to tap away any excess to reduce the amount of fall out. 

A Regular At The Factory is definitely the brightest of the bunch. I'm a little weary to use it, but I think that these colors are absolutely stunning! The blue shades in each palette really stand out. Their pigmentation is incredible! I'm not sure if I will ever use all of these colors together, but I can definitely see using these as pops of color in my every day routine. 

 To Muse And Carouse is my FAVORITE! I absolutely love all of the colors in this trio. It's the perfect neutral eye with a bit of pizzazz. Again, the blue is beautiful! I have always been scared to wear colors, because I feel like with darker eyes you have to stick with neutrals, but apparently I was very wrong about that. The more I read the more I learn that us brown eyed girls can actually wear any color we want! I can see the brown crease color becoming a favorite of mine. It's so smooth and it has the perfect   satin/matte finish. 

All in all, I am very pleased with this collection from Wet N' Wild. I give these trios a 4 out of 5, only because some of the shades are a tad powdery. But for less than $3, you really can't beat these! I can't wait to get my hands on their newest military inspired collection this Fall! Since I will be in the States pretty soon, I plan on stocking up on all the new products. 

Have you tried Wet N' Wild products? What do you think? Let me know! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

L'Oréal Infallible Eye Shadow Review


Today, I wanted to share with you something that I've been absolutely loving for the past few months-- the L'Oréal Infallible eye shadows. These two eye shadows have been apart of my every day makeup routine for a while now, so I thought I would give them a review!

If you aren't familiar with the L'Oréal Infallible eye shadows, let me tell you that you're missing out! These pressed pigments really pack a punch with their pigmentation and wear. The formula is buttery soft, allowing application to be effortless. 
I really like their packaging, as well. Most pigments come in bottle type packaging and can be quite messy once you open them. The Infallible eye shadows come in a slim, square container, making them easy to stack. They are equipped with a presser, that allows you to press the pigment so there is no mess when trying to work with them. 

Now, I didn't photograph the presser, but it is basically a flat circle with a tiny handle that allows you to press the shadow down. This firms up the pigment so that it sticks together like any normal pan shadow. You can see that even though they're standing on their side, the pigment is compact and not falling out of its container.

 Left: Liquid Diamond Right: Iced Latte

Can you believe this pigmentation?! These swatches are just from swiping my finger over the tops of each shadow once, then swatching on my arm. I absolutely love these two shades! Iced Latte is a gorgeous gold-champagne that I use pretty much daily. Liquid Diamond is a beautiful silver purple. I'd say it's like a frosted lilac. It's stunning!

Overall, I'd give these shadows a 5 out of 5. Are they my absolute favorite? No, but they're pretty close! I will definitely be purchasing more when I'm back in the States. You can pick these up at Walmart or any drug store for around $7. If you're in Europe, expect to pay a good bit more. I was browsing my local Sephora a few days ago and these babies were a whopping €10! That's about $14!

Have you tried these? Let me know what you think!

Monday, September 2, 2013

August Beauty Favorites

Hi everyone!

It's been a couple of months since I've done a monthly beauty favorites, so I figured that I would share August's with you. It's so hard to believe that August is already over. I know, that's a super cliche thing to say, but it's true. But I couldn't be any happier! September brings cooler weather, better clothes, and it brings me closer to my trip back to the states! I am so beyond excited for the Fall! 

My favorites this month have been pretty basic. I've been obsessed with my Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Honey and my Wet N' Wild eye shadow trio in Walking on Eggshells! Really, I use them almost every day. I have also been using my Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Lotion every night before bed. It's done a really great job at reducing dark spots on my chin. 

I've also been loving the Body Shop Body Butters. I've actually used up both the shea butter and olive formulas. These are the best body butters I've ever used. They make my skin feel so luxurious! Now, I am only 19 and do not have very many wrinkles, but I am starting to develop very tiny crows feet around my eyes. Or should I saw was. Maybe I'm just crazy, but for the past two months I've been using the Dual Repair Eye Cream from First Aid Beauty and my teeny tiny lines are now gone! Because everyone and their mother seems to be raving about these, I had to try out the L'Oreal Infallible eye shadows for myself. I own the shade Iced Latte and I absolutely love it! Especially with my Wet N' Wild Walking On Eggshells trio.

This month I've also been loving my Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder. I have found that my normal/dry skin has been a little more on the oily side this month. A little of this powder really does the trick at eliminating any excess shine. Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascara has been my every day, go-to mascara for the month of August. It's really the perfect every day mascara. If you have yet to pick this up, definitely do!

I hope you all enjoyed my August favorites! What were your most reached for products this month?